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Wayne Longino

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

Gulf Front Condo w/ Direct Access to the Gulf- Free WiFi - Select Comfort Bed

62 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

South Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Thank you for looking at our condominium, located directly on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. We are the owners of the condominium – not a management company.

We are located on the third floor at tree-top level. You can see more detail at this height without binoculars (Compare the view to sitting on the 50 yard line, near the field, at a football game.). Also, the gentle action of the ocean waves can be heard in the condominium at night with the windows open. If you want a direct Gulf-front close to the action, you need to look no further. Our 5 star (all 5 star = a 5.0 rating) reviews speak for themselves.

Below are the highlights of the property stated simply with more detailed information below. This will give you a quick look and won’t take up your time while you search for the perfect vacation condominium. Look no more, you have found it.

Direct Gulf-front - all photos of the Gulf views were taken from our condominium.

Short walk, about 100 feet, across the lawn to the beach

One Bedroom Efficiency (similar to a suite at an upscale hotel).

High Definition (1080) Sony 46 inch television. A high definition digital cable box and additional high definition channels are provided. This is an upgrade option that you may not find elsewhere.

A High Definition (Blu-ray) DVD player and several Blu-ray DVDs.

Free Wireless, Secure with WPA2 encryption (the best) Internet (Comcast Broadband) in the Condominium. There is also Wi-Fi in the area under the building with power outlets.

A Sleep Number made by Select Comfort (What’s your number) King Size Bed – guaranteed the most comfortable bed you will ever sleep on…

Who wants to wash dishes on vacation? You don't have to, we have a Kitchen Aid dishwasher. This is an amenity other condominiums may not have.

Who wants to remove ice from ice trays to enjoy a cool drink? You don't have to, we have an automatic ice maker in the refrigerator. This is an amenity other condominiums may not have.

Leave your hair dryer at home, you don't need it because a hair dryer is provided. Little things like this mean a lot when you are traveling.

Several paper-back books

Folding, and reclining, Beach Chairs provided

Large Beach Umbrella provided

Cooler provided

Beach Towels provided - another amenity you may not find in other units.

Full Kitchen with Large Appliances

Our large pool with several chase lounges is temperature maintained year-round.

4 Clay Tennis Courts

2 Shuffle Board Courts

Gas Barbeque Grilles

Chase Lounge Chairs on the Property

On-site Security

There is a video of the property. Click the tab labeled 'video' above the photo, on the left.

Several reviews, all five (5) star, from previous guests that will let you know what they think about the property.

This Gulf-front unit has a view of the gulf that is sure to please! The long side of the balcony faces the Gulf. Views of the Gulf include Sanibel and Captiva Islands and panoramic sunsets, painted with a palette of colors. Enjoy a different show every evening from the lanai/ balcony.

Breakfast on the lanai/ balcony will include dolphins swimming close to shore, pelicans “dive bombing” into the Gulf for their breakfast. Ospreys (Sea Eagles) and an occasional Bald Eagle will be seen flying over the Critical Wild Life Area, located out front.

Our condominium is equivalent to a Deluxe Suite at a five (5) star hotel that would cost hundreds per night. Take a look at our reviews and if you are still in doubt, compare a room with a Gulf view at the Wyndham Hotel, located about 1/4 mile North of us.

The condominium is sparkling clean, bright, and comfortable. Decorated in a Florida Motif (tropical theme), the condominium is well maintained with plenty of arrangements and figurines for your enjoyment. Two ceiling fans, one located in the bedroom, and the other in the kitchen area. This is an upscale unit with amenities such as: 'What's your number?', A Select Comfort, Sleep Number, King Size Bed to sleep in total comfort. Each side of the bed is adjustable from a soft mattress to an extra firm mattress. A full size bathroom with a shower and tub with plenty of towels and wash clothes are provided. The full-size kitchen includes a large 21 Cubic Foot Refrigerator. A large Kitchen Aid Dishwasher that is extremely quite. A large micro wave, located above the stove, and a stove with a self-cleaning oven. A coffee maker, espresso maker, toaster, and several small appliances are provided.

A Sony 46 inch high definition (1080) television and the cable channels include high definition channels (you may not find this upgrade in other units), over 100 DVDs, a Blue Ray DVD Player, Free Wireless Internet and Ethernet Broadband (Comcast Cable) connections are available in the condominium. There is a modem and a wireless router located in the condominium with WPA2 security (the best), and a secure password that you will be provided with. A Sony stereo with a CD player is also on the entertainment center. Several games, books, are also in the condominium for your enjoyment.

The condominium is professionally cleaned before you arrive and when you depart. There is a vacuum cleaner and other cleaning equipment in the condominium.

This area of Southwest Florida is world renown for the beaches. The condominium overlooks a Critical Wildlife Area (CWA), only one of 18 in the State of Florida. In addition, the Audubon Society has designated this CWA as Little Estero Island. Bring your camera for some spectacular photos of wildlife. Why travel to the Caribbean? Everything for a perfect vacation/ holiday is within walking distance. There is no need to rent a car. The bus and trolley schedule is below (click on the link) and you can take the bus from the airport to the bus stop in front of our building. Restaurants and shopping are located across the street. The beach is located about 100 feet out the front door (seven miles of white, sugar sand), four clay, professionally maintained, tennis courts are located on the property, a beach-side heated pool, gas barbeque grilles, ten acres of professionally maintained landscaping, and an 18-hole golf course/ driving range is located across the street.

Several restaurants, some with nightly live entertainment, an Italian Delicatessen, post office, Subway, shopping, a bank, CVS, and a full service Marina (boat rentals and fishing supplies – live shrimp to fish with) are all located directly across the street.

The trolley (Bus decorated to look like an old cable car in San Francisco), stop is out front, cost is $1.00, will take you the full length of the beach for additional shopping, restaurants, and Times Square. Publix is located North about 3 miles. If you choose to dine in, the professionally designed kitchen has everything you need. The kitchen features full size appliances and an efficient work triangle. (See the photo) Enjoy the view of the gulf from the dining table, (See the photo) , the best spot for dining is on the lanai/balcony because you have a front row seat…

THE FORT MYERS BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORTS OUR BEACH TO BE THE WORLD'S SAFEST BEACH. The Beach gained the reputation as the World's Safest Beach because of no undertow and shallow water. You can walk the entire 7-mile length of the island along its sandy shores.

Warm year round temperatures, Gulf Breezes, seven miles of white sandy beaches, and an unobstructed view of the Gulf from inside the condominium make this a vacation paradise.

We accept credit card payments or a personal check (a cashier’s check is not required) on your bank.

The condominium is a no smoking unit and no pets.

Keywords: Beach Front Condominium

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Wayne Longino (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Wayne Longino

My wife and I love our Fort Myers Beach vacation home and welcome you to share it. The abundant wildlife, climate, the Gulf of Mexico, superb eateries, and the friendly people, make this area of Southwest Florida a vacation paradise. We began coming to the area over 30 years ago. Before buying this vacation home, we visited several of the islands in the Caribbean. Our last trip in 2000, to British Tortola convinced us to invest our money in our vacation home. Come and explore this area and I am sure you will agree with us. Warmest regards, Wayne and Elise Longino

Wayne Longino purchased this condo in 2000

Why Wayne Longino chose Fort Myers Beach

This area of Southwest Florida has abundant wildlife and unspoiled beaches. Our beach-front is habitat for nesting turtles, birds, and other wildlife. The State of Florida has declared the beach area in front, one of 18 Critical Wildlife Areas (CWA), located in the state. The Audubon Society has declared our beach-front as “Little Estero Island”. Cars are not allowed to drive on the beach and all boat traffic must stay offshore at least 500 feet. Enjoy an unspoiled beach that is a private area.

What makes this condo unique

The shelling here is world-class. Since the ocean floor of the Gulf is gradually sloping, shells wash ashore with each tidal change. You will find many hand-made shell treasures in our vacation home made by Elise, an avid conchologist (collector of shells). There are a diverse array of mollusks, bivalve, and gastropods, for the avid conchologist. In addition, there are many books to help you identify shells and how to clean and preserve them. Take a walk along our beach and you may be able to find your own “diamond in the rough”.

The view of the Gulf from the lanai/porch is spectacular. Abundant wildlife, the gentle wave action of the Gulf can be heard inside the condominium.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great communication throughout with Wayne. Condo is a great value with location on the south end of estero, nice and quiet with beach almost all to ourselves while there. Bring just food and clothes is accurate as the place is well stocked, pool is nice and close to beach. Rec. goodtime charters for the dolphin, manatee cruise as well as Fish House for good seafood, also the restaurant's outdoor deck behind holiday inn was nice with live music while watching the sunset. Condo truly faces the gulf and morning coffee on the balcony is a daily must-do. Thanks Wayne, we'll be booking with you again.
Aug 2010
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Reviews

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Gulf Front Condo w/ Direct Access to the Gulf- Free WiFi - Select Comfort Bed
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
5

awesome

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Perfect size for us. Owner fantastic to work with. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN 37203
5

Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We left Disney World and on our way back to Miami, we stayed a week at one of the most beautiful condominium we have ever stayed in. Thank you for having the air conditioning on for us because the weather was warm in August. The condo is just as described but the pictures don’t show just how beautiful the condo is. The bed is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. We will definitely buy one when we get back home. The landscaping reminded us of Disney World. So many different kinds of palm trees, some with coconuts, everywhere.

Every morning we enjoyed our coffee on the lanai and watched all the birds. So many different kinds of birds and books to help us identify them. The dolphin parade with the young ones was a joy to watch too.

We enjoyed several meals on the lanai and had an unobstructed view of the Gulf. Even dining inside, we had an unobstructed view of the Gulf. The Gulf side seats at a restaurant could not compare with this view.

We loved our stay and will be back. Thank you for sharing your beautiful condominium with us. We recommend this condominium, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We try to make your stay the best possible. We will have the temperature of the condo set before you arrive. The water heater will be on and plenty of ice will be in the ice maker.
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Chicago
5

A wonderful return stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great return stay in this lovely condo. We love the EBT efficiency condos and this one in particular. Great views. Comfortable decor. Well maintained.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was exactly as described and location was great.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful week. The property matched description provided. The location was great, close to the beach and right across the street were numerous restaurants that we utilized and enjoyed all of them. It was extremely convenient and created a relaxing stay. We did visit the Lovers Key State Park about 2 miles south which we would recommend. Overall, we had a great time and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

EXCELLENT

  • 5 of 5

Every Picture that is posted is absolutely true. Beautiful furnishings and my husband fell in love with the 48" TV. Beach access is right out the door, didn't use the pool because the beach was so nice. Wayne paid attention to the little details when he furnished his condo, everything you could want is there. Walk across the street for anything you want.

Staff at the resort were very nice but not in your business, security made us feel welcome.

Hope to return again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, Tn
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great, great, great time. Condo was great. View was great. Location was great. Enjoyed every minute of it. This beach front condo has so much to offer! We stayed at the end of August and it was almost like we had the beach to ourselves. Very convenient to dining and entertainment while still not being in the middle of the crowds. Can walk across the street to many different restaurants and CVS. Beach is beautiful...the sunsets are breathtaking. Wayne was great to work with and responded quickly anytime I emailed him. You can tell he really wants your trip to be enjoyable. I can't thank him enough for letting us use his beach condo.

I highly recommend this unit! You will be happy you did! We can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Lover's Key State Recreation Area
"3 out of 10 Best Beaches in the U.S. by the Travel Channel"
Public Beach and Pier
"Fishing from the pier"
Publix Super Market
"Fresh seafood for a cook out on the gas grilles"
Santini Marina Plaza Shopping Center
"Several restaurants, don't forget the Fish House, located in the rear of Santini Marina Plaz..."
Big "M" Casino Cruise
"A touch of Las Vegas on a ship or just ride on the fan tail..."
CVS/pharmacy | Photo
"Beach gear, sunglasses, sun tan oil, base ball caps and hats, snacks, and everything you wou..."
Fish Tale Marina
"Rent a boat, buy shrimp for fishing in the Gulf, tackle, fishing licenses, and beach wear av..."
The Beached Whale
"Sit on the deck on the roof overlooking Estero Blvd and enjoy oysters on the half shell..."
Tanger Outlets
"Great shopping at factory outlets."
Beach Theater
"Dinner and a movie at the beach."
Fresh Catch Bistro
"Great restaurant with a view of the beach..."
Fort Myers Beach Golf Club
"Executive golf course located across the street. Great golf outing with a cart economical..."
Bayfront Bistro
"Great restaurant and view of the back bay."
The Fish House
"One of our favorite places to eat. Try the grouper sandwich while overlooking the back bay."
Zoomers Family Amusement Park
"Take the kids and let them have a ball for the day."
Skye's Restaurant
"Great breakfast and an afternoon cocktail"
Lovers Key State Park
"A must travel to while in the area. "
Subway
"Foot longs priced reasonable and within walking distance across the street."
Parrot Key Caribbean Grill
"Located under the bridge with open air eating in a friendly atmosphere."
Don Pedro Island State Park Kayak Launch
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
RSW airport code Fort Myers Airport
Nearest Barpub
55 Metres
Across the street
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Fort Myers Beach Golf, located across the street
Nearest Motorway
30 Metres
Estero Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Across the Street
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Right in Front about 100 feet across the lawn
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Trolley Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Times Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Santini Plaza
Car: not necessary

The Gulf of Mexico, Boating (Full Service Marina Located Across The Street (Boat Rentals), World-Class Shelling, Lover's Key State Park located three miles south, view Sanibel Island from the balcony

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Rates & Availability

South Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Aug. 27, 2016 - Oct. 29, 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$580
 
 
Oct. 29, 2016 - Dec. 17, 2016
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$645
 
 
Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Jan 7, 2017 - Jan 28,2017
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
$4,600
 
 
Jan.28, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Jan 29 2017 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,810
$6,990
 
 
April 1, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,810
$7,095
 
 
April 22, 2017 - June 10, 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
June 10, 2017 - Oct. 28, 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$580
 
 
Oct 28. 2017 - Dec. 16, 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,210
 
 
Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
2018
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,810
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

The costs shown are for credit card payments and include a 4% processing fee. Your personal check would receive a 4% discount. Credit card payments require an immediate payment. Your payments with a personal check require only the deposit, $200, now and the remainder 60 days before your stay. We accept either method of payment.

Add a Departure Cleaning Fee of $70
Add Local and State tax of 11%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size bathroom with tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Sleep Number King bed Sofa converts to a queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sofa converts to a queen size bed, Room divider (located behind the sofa in the photo) separates the bedroom from the living room, for additional privacy, Private Balcony w/ comfortable chairs and tables, Answering machine, Ceiling fans, Over 100 DVDs, Blue Ray DVD Player, shower and tub, Full Size Microwave, Toaster, George Foreman Grill, Coffee maker, Mixer, Blender, 21 cu, ft, Refrigerator w/ice maker and cold, filtered water (no need to buy bottled water), Full Size Dishwasher w/ High Temperature Wash (sterilizes eating utensils), Towels provided, Beach Towels provided, Two Back-Pack Beach Chairs, cooler provided, Hair Dryer, Laundry facilites on-site, Iron and ironing board, Pool beachside (heated and cooled), On-site security w/ recording surveillance cameras

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