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Voted 'Best Condominium on the Beach'-Direct Beachfront-Spectacular Views

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Mid Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Come visit our 'home away from home' on beautiful Ft. Myers Beach! Enjoy the magnificent views from our beautifully-appointed condominium directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the dolphins frolicking in the Gulf and the beautiful sunsets from our private, beachfront lanai. Walk the white sand beaches from our mid-island location or relax around our heated pool. As owners, we have taken great care to ensure that your stay will be a memorable, enjoyable experience.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Jim & Marilyn Horton
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Jim & Marilyn Horton

We both grew up in Connecticut and still reside there. The land of steady habits! :-) We attended college in Connecticut as well and both spent our entire careers in public school education. We are now retired which allows us to spend more time on beautiful Ft. Myers Beach.

Jim & Marilyn Horton purchased this condo in 1992

Why Jim & Marilyn Horton chose Fort Myers Beach

We first visited Ft. Myers Beach in 1991 and immediately fell in love with the beautiful white sandy beach and community. Something really 'spoke' to us on our first trip. The following year we purchased our Voted 'Best Condominium on the Beach' condo and have traveled to Ft. Myers Beach every year since!!

What makes this condo unique

Our first priority in purchasing a home on Ft. Myers Beach was that it had to be direct Gulf front and offer wonderful views of the Gulf of Mexico. We were very fortunate to find both of these qualities in our condo. In addition, we loved the interior design and floor plan. We insisted on a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit because we wanted to have adequate space for family and friends to visit us. We love our condo and have never once regretted purchasing it. We still marvel at the spectacular views that we get from our lanai, master bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen!


based on 25 traveler reviews

Voted 'Best Condominium on the Beach'-Direct Beachfront-Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
northford, CT


  • 5 of 5

This will be our 8th trip here! My husband, I & our teen daughters stay 2 weeks every summer. It realkygs become our home away from home! We spend long lazy days relaxing on the beach under our favorite hut and swimming in the gulf waters or the swimming pool. The unit has been updated and provides all the amenities of home. The view from the private screened in Lanai is perfect for morning coffee or fining by sunset! The location on the island is at the more quiet end but not far from Times Square activities, shopping and many restaurants. There are bbq on the property which is always fun cooking why watching the sunset! There is a publix grocery store within walking distance. The owners are extremely friendly and are very easy to deal with! If your looking for a tropical getaway that is hassle free, relaxing and yet still feels like home this is the place!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb and family for choosing our condo the past eight years for your vacation and for your wonderful comments. We're so glad that you once again enjoyed your stay at our "Voted Best Condominium on the Beach" condo. Nothing makes us happier than having satisfied renters. We look forward to your return in 2017!
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batavia, NY, USA

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We love to stay at this condo. This time we celebrated our daughter and son-in-laws 25th Anniversary. They love the beach as well as me and my husband. We had some rain but were able to "play" around those days. Ate at some great restaurants; Beached Whale, Gulf Shores and Cottage Grill, Heavenly Biscuit, and; The Lighthouse that is located before bridge to Sanibel and also close to Outlets. We saw beautiful sunsets on the beach at Smugglers Cove. Getting around was easy, very little traffic and construction wasn't bad. This was my 8th time at this condo. The property is very clean and well maintained. It is my favorite place to feel contentment, joy, and peacefulness. I hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate and treasure our repeat renters. Nothing could make us happier than to know that our condo helps provide contentment, joy, and peacefulness. We hope that another return trip is in the future!
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  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing at FMB for a few years now and have to say that this location has to be the best on the island period. Condo is everything as advertised and more; comfy ,clean, fantastic views and friendly complex staff. Owners Jim and Marilyn great to deal with. looking forward to our next stay.

Thanks again from way up north, Paolo...

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paolo for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our Ft. Myers Beach condo and that you found our mid-island location to be ideal for your vacation! Nothing makes us happier than to know that our condo and fastastic views provided such a wonderful vacation for you. We look forward to your return!
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A wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

A very well equipped Condo with an unbeatable view over the Golf. The property is well maintained and the owners are helpful in any way. The two maintenance men are very kind and helpful whenever we had a little problem. In our opinion the Condo would need re-furbishing but all in all it is absolutely worth coming back.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the spectacular views from our gulf-front condo. We are very proud of the meticulous maintenance of our property both inside and out. It is wonderful to hear that our on site maintenance men were so kind and helpful. We understand that everyone has different tastes in furnishings. We strive to provide a Florida beach feel and that is why three years ago we completely renovated our condo to include new kitchen cabinets with quartz countertops, installed porcelain tile throughout the unit and replaced all of the doors including the sliders to the lanai and repainted the unit. It is gratifying to hear that our guests think that it is absolutely worth coming back.
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Pittsburgh, PA

Fantastic Condo!

  • 5 of 5

After 6 years staying on the Atlantic side, my family and I decided to try the Gulf side. This is a fantastic condo. The unit is very comfortable, updated, and spacious enough for a family. The buildings and grounds are so well kept that I can't imagine what these owners pay in HOA fees. The proximity to the beach is really closer than the pictures show. There are dozens of chairs and chaises that the Association provides that can only be used on the lawn facing the Gulf then you have a very short walk to the water so you don't really need to bring chairs at all. There are plenty of chairs in the condo to carry down to the beach for you to use.

The laundry facilities are very clean and there are several washers and dryers. There is a minimal fee for the machines. Outside of the laundry room (which sits between the 2 buildings) is a little hut with 4 gas grills, counter seating and 2 tables that faces the Gulf. A fantastic breeze blows through here.

The pool is in front of the laundry room on the street side of the building and it is enclosed by a privacy fence. Many chaise lounges and 4 tables w/ umbrellas surround the large rectangular pool. 3 1/2' - 6 1/2' is the depth with no lifeguard but the condo office is right there facing the pool.

I saved the best for last, the owners. Jim and Marilyn are very gracious hosts. I was treated so well all during the process. The first conversation answered all of my questions. A couple emails after that got me through the rental process. And when I arrived home, a thank you letter was waiting for me. First Class!

If my family's travels take us to Fort Myers Beach again, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pete and family for choosing our condo for your vacation on beautiful Ft. Myers Beach. Your positive and thoughtful comments are greatly appreciated! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you are able to return in the future. Nothing makes us happier than providing good "customer service" and having satisfied renters.
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Our tropical paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two teenage children & I stay here every summer for two weeks! We have all grown to think of it as our home away from home! The owners are extremely nice & are very easy to deal with! The unit is exactly as they describe: updated, clean & it provides all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible! The views from the private lanai are spectacular! The location on the island is close enough for shopping but just far enough from the hustle & bustle of downtown! Our kids especially enjoy swimming in the pool with friends, which is clean & well maintained while I spend long lazy days on the beach sitting under my favorite tiki hut and great BBQ dinners with sunset views for those nights spent in! I recommend this unit to anyone/family who is looking for a tropical paradise vacation with all the amenities of home!!! We are already counting down the days until our return trip next year!! Thanks Jim & Marilyn!!! For sharing your home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that Deb and her family enjoy their annual 2 week vacation at our condo on beautiful Ft. Myers Beach. Nothing makes us happier than to know that we have in some small way provided a lifetime of memories.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport

Visit attractions such as the Edison-Ford Winter Homes, Barbara Mann Performing Arts Center, Ding Darling and Corkscrew Swamp Nature Preserves and Lovers Key State Park. Enjoy shelling, golf, miniature golf, biking, fishing, wildlife viewing, shopping, restaurants, cinemas, sightseeing, swimming, boat rentals, sea kayaking, sailing, parasailing, jet-skiing and motor scooters.

Other Activities: On site shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green


Rates & Availability

Mid Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday Season 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 21 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 22 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Reservation Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

June 25, 2016-December 17, 2016

December 17, 2016-January 20, 2017

January 7, 2017-January 14, 2017

January 21, 2017-April 21, 2017

April 22, 2017-December 15, 2017

Reservation Fee=$50.00
11% tax on rent, cleaning and reservation fees.

Rates vary depending on week selected and # of guests.
Must be at least 25 years old to reserve

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mid Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • Recently updated bathrooms include Corinthian marble sinks and vanity tops, tubs and shower enclosures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with one king bed, guest bedroom with two twin beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 2 twin, Unit completely renovated including new kitchen cabinets with quartz countertops, new lighting and tray ceiling in kitchen, new porcelain tile throughout, ice maker, free wifi, cordless phone, 3 LCD Flat Screen TV's, mini-library, outside shower, putting green, shuffleboard, horseshoes.

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