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Best Beachfront Location - Best Views - Don't Miss This!

South Island, Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA
  • Condo1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION! The BEST spot on Ft. Myers Beach! Perfectly situated at the quiet end of Ft. Myers Beach, we have two corner unit condos just a few steps from the water - as close as you can get! Two units to choose from -- One unit is perched on the top (6th) floor and one unit is directly below on the 4th floor. Each corner unit features 2 balconies offering the most sweeping views of Ft. Myers Beach, a 7-mile long barrier island rated one of 'Florida’s Best Beaches' and the 'World’s Safest Beach.'

You have clear views to each end of the island - south to Naples, north to the Pier - and west to Sanibel Island. These units provide the most expansive views of any condo on Ft. Myers Beach -- It truly does not get any better than this!

You will enjoy a completely furnished, very clean and well-maintained living space including a king master bedroom with full bath, two twin beds with full bath, fully stocked kitchen, dining room, family room and plenty of storage space for any length of stay. Lounge on your own lanai while overlooking the magnificent Gulf and coastline to Naples -- Enjoy meals in your dining room with balcony while watching the wildlife and taking in views of Sanibel Island -- Experience some of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever see in the comfort and privacy of your own condo.

The 4th floor unit features California Closets for your convenience.

The Leonardo Arms offers many amenities including a Jr. Olympic sized swimming pool (largest on the beach) heated to 86F, social gatherings as well as a private pier.

Put on your beach shoes and enjoy powdery white sand, a gradual drop off, gentle waves and amazing water clarity perfect for swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing, shelling or long peaceful walks. These units are perfectly situated in the corner for sensational sunsets that are ever-changing each evening with the cloud formations. Paradise is only a few steps outside your door.

Come and stay once....and you will want to come back every year! Many of our guests travel long distances to return to this very special place each year. You will love it!


2017 AVAILABILITY UPDATE: 4th floor is fully booked for the remainder of 2017. We are booking for 2018 at this time.

Keywords: Condominium



Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Owner

Retired pilot who fell in love the moment I walked through the door and saw the priceless and breathtaking views through both sides of this top floor corner unit. The people who live and visit this building year after year the most friendly and welcoming that I have found in all my travels across the globe.

Owner purchased this Condo in 1981

Why Owner chose South Island

Location, location, location....Absolutely the best on the beach with unobstructed views to both the north end and south end of the island. We have the largest pool (olympic size) and softest sand right below the balcony. It has a great common area for special occasions with grills and shuffleboard along with with restaurants right across the street.

What makes this Condo unique



    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • master has tub/shower combo guest has shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
              Location, Location, Location - Best Spot on the Beach!
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront


                • Away From It All


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Elevator
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Community washers/dryers in building
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                              beside coffee maker, there is a mixer, blender, chopper
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Pool Table
                                      in community room
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR


                                        • Balcony
                                          Main balcony and side balcony
                                        • Boat
                                          across road boats are available for rent. Jet skis are also available
                                        • Golf
                                          walking distance to executive course
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          canoes/kayaks are available for rent across the road
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Shuffle board is located by grills. Also bohios and tables for dining on.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  This pool is one of three of the largest pools on the island. It is heated.


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • 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

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • condo is directly on the beach with fantastic views and beautiful sunsets.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      3 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Should I share how great this place is? Or keep it to myself?

                                                                      Debbie T.

                                                                      I have stayed in many vacation rentals, but Leonardo Arms, unit 632, is unequivocally the best. The location on the beach is unparalleled- there's a beautiful view no matter what direction you look. I spent an enormous amount of time sitting on the lanai & watching for dolphins, manatees, & migrating stingrays.

                                                                      The furniture is practical & comfortable. Although I ate most meals on the lanai, there's a beautiful view from the dining room table also. (Having a second set of sliding doors overlooking the Gulf is a huge benefit of being in a corner unit.).

                                                                      The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped. When renting other units, my husband has had to purchase some items he just couldn't live without, but this kitchen had pretty much everything we he needed.

                                                                      The same could be said of many essential items (toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, etc.). I'm sure a lot of that depends on the guest before you, but the owners encourage people to replace items as they are used. (And believe me, it's much appreciated. It is not fun to arrive late in Christmas Eve & find there's no toilet paper in the condo!)

                                                                      The beach in front of the unit is undergoing beach renourishment, so it should be even larger & more beautiful shortly. The swimming pool is huge & has plentiful seating.

                                                                      The owners, Richard & Judy, could not have been nicer. Knowing I was driving to Florida, they made sure to mail the keys, directions & information well in advance of my departure. They responded immediately when I had questions & my damage deposit was returned promptly. They were great to work with, & I'm looking forward to renting from them again next year.

                                                                      I can't say enough about how wonderful this unit or the owners are.

                                                                      Best Place to Stay on Ft. Myers Beach!!!

                                                                      C & TCenterville, OH

                                                                      The views from this condo are breathtaking! Looking East or West you'll find white, sand beaches dotted with all varieties of birds (sandpipers, pelicans, seagulls, ospreys, etc). Sitting on this balcony, we saw dolphins within 20 ft. of the shore every day! Walking on the beach we shelled, and had dolphins again come right up to the shoreline! Fishing is fantastic...catch your own dinner! We LOVED this condo being on the corner, seeing beaches in both directions. Great, natural light throughout, and an amazing, updated kitchen. Being just high enough off the beach, 4th floor, gave us incredible views including breathtaking sunsets.! This condo is furnished very nicely, and makes you feel at home right when you walk in the door. The pool is very nice sized, & perfectly kept! Always found a lounge chair every day! Direct beach access is worth the price to stay here! Quiet, serene, gorgeous, and friendly! Fabulous restaurants within walking distance too (treat yourself to dinner at South Beach, across the street)! I give this place a "10", and can't wait to come back!!!! Book your month now, this corner unit goes fast........but is worth the wait.

                                                                      Happy Renter

                                                                      CB from OhioSwanton, OH 43558

                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Leonardo Arms. We found the unit spotless, more than well equipped, comfortable, and wonderfully furnished. The views down the beach and out to the ocean are breathtaking! Even if it's cool, viewing the sunset from inside is something we can experience from this unit.

                                                                      Staying here is a pleasure. The people are friendly, and the pool, the grounds, and the beach are all fantastic. We look forward to returning.


                                                                      South Island, Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA

                                                                      Thomas Edison`s winter home museum Ford`s winter home museum are both must see places close by


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                      Rates are subject to change. Rentals are 30 days minimum, no exceptions. The month of December requires the tenant to leave by 10AM the 31st of December, 2017, 2018.

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