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A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas

Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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

The condo is right on the beach and the balcony overlooks the white sand and the Gulf of Mexico. Watch dolphins play and view gorgeous sunsets from this lovely sixth floor balcony apartment. Beautiful one bedroom apartment with king-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa. Have all the comforts of home in a spectacular setting. The bathroom has been remodeled and kitchen is fully equipped with new modern appliances. Gateway Villas is a gated condominium.

Located in the quiet north end of Estero Island within walking distance of 'Time Square' with shops, restaurants, fishing pier, etc. Golf and Marina are nearby.

Keywords: Condominium


Margaret Schafer

Member Since 2004
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Margaret Schafer

We vacationed in Fort Myers Beach in 1983 and purchased a one bedroom apartment here at Gateway Villas because it was our dream to become 'beach bums'. When we retired from Chicago in 1996 we moved here permanently and have loved every minute. My husband died suddenly in September of 2013 but I am continuing to rent the apartment with the hope that the people who come will enjoy their stay and get a little feel of paradise on our beach.

Margaret Schafer purchased this Condo in 2002

Why Margaret Schafer chose Ft Myers Beach

We had the opportunity to purchase Apt. 695, which happens to be across the hall from our unit (696). We've enjoyed the guests and take pride in keeping the apartment well stocked and clean (the way we would like a rental to be!)

What makes this Condo unique

The balcony overlooks the Gulf and there you can watch the dolphins and the beautiful sunsets. We know this for a fact because we spend many hours on our balcony. The white sandy beach is ideal for walking and the pool is well maintained. Times Square is a few short blocks down the beach where there are many restaurants and shops and the pier. We are located on the north end of the island between the back Bay and the Gulf. Living just across the hall gives our guests the ability to contact us easily at any time.


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


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queensize sofa bed


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beach View
                Watch the dolphins play from the balcony
              • Beachfront
                The balcony overlooks the sandy beach and Gulf.
              • Oceanfront
              • Waterfront


                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                            All linens, including beach towels
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Clothes Dryer
                            Dryers available on ground floor
                          • Elevator
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Living Room
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking
                            Paved and gated
                          • Parking Off Street
                            Gated parking
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Telephone
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                            Abundance of bathroom towels and beach towels
                          • Washing Machine
                            Washers available on ground floor
                          • Wireless Internet


                              • Kitchen
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Freezer
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Blender
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                                Paper products, cleaning products, soap
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area


                                      • Books
                                        Much good reading material
                                      • CD Player
                                      • Games
                                        Various games
                                      • Games for Kids
                                      • Radio
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys
                                        Water toys
                                      • VCR


                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            Rentals nearby
                                          • Balcony
                                            Overlooks sandy beach and the Gulf
                                          • Beach Towels
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Gated Community
                                          • Golf
                                          • Beach Chairs
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                          • Patio
                                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                          • Small Cooler


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • Low Allergen Environment
                                              • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Heated Pool
                                                  • Outdoor Pool
                                                  • Private Pool
                                                    Beautiful well maintained pool


                                                      • museums
                                                      • churches
                                                      • coin laundry
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • marina
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • gambling casinos
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • photography
                                                          • 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

                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Full Modern Kitchen, Pool, Hair dryer included, New flat screen TV in Living Room and TV/VCR in bedroom. No Smoking Please

                                                                        24 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Our favorite vacation

                                                                        Lisa C.

                                                                        We just got home from staying at Beach Paradise, and it was paradise, indeed. Margaret was so friendly in her correspondence with us and we were at home from the very beginning of our stay. Her condo was so incredibly comfortable, decorated so wonderfully in the beach themes, and one of the best well-stocked condo I've ever stayed in. There is a picture in the bedroom of an osprey flying by with a branch in his claws. One morning as I was drinking coffee on the veranda, I saw one flying by carrying his own stick. We grilled out with our group and loved those accommodations, as well. I am not in terrific shape, but I was able to manage the walk to Times Square and all of the diversions offered there. And Bowditch Park is about that same distance the other way. I just do not have one bad thing to say about our stay. In fact, I am hoping we can stay here again in the future. I love Fort Myers Beach and I love this condo. Thank you for everything Margaret.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will return.


                                                                        What A Wonderful Place To Stay

                                                                        Rita C.Hibbing, MN

                                                                        This property has everything you need for a great stay on the beach. It is clean, secure, full of amenities, with a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere. I cannot wait to return! Thank you, Margaret, for sharing your “beach paradise”!


                                                                        Scott H.

                                                                        We loved our stay in fort myers beach. The condo was equipped with everything including some personal touches thanks to Margaret!! Thankyou again margaret for allowing my family to enjoy our vacation in your condo!!! It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to return!!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thanks so much. I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will return.


                                                                        All it was said to be.

                                                                        Richard H.

                                                                        Enjoyed our stay with only minor things we didn't care for. We certainly would like to come back but unfortunately the calendar shows it is quite filled up.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please let me know what minor things so I may improve on them. Would love to have you come back.


                                                                        Lovely Condo

                                                                        Jim and NancyCity of Wyoming, MI

                                                                        Margaret is a wonderful hostess. She is attentive to any needs and keeps her condo clean and in perfect shape. There were many appreciated things like shampoo, foil, Tommy Bahama chairs and umbrella for the beach, Playmate coolers, tea with biscotti, and cleaning products. The bed and furniture was comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. The balcony provided a clear view to the beach and sunset, as the property is located right on the beach. The pool is very nice and heated. I wish there was a washer and dryer in the unit, but there is one on the bottom floor. I wish that there was a larger table and larger chairs for eating meals. The one in the kitchen (AC) is very small, and I found it difficult to set our whole meal on it. The one on the porch is bigger but there is no AC out there. However, we really liked our stay and will be wanting to use this condo again.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thanks so much for your kind review. It’s much appreciated. I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay and I hope to see you again.


                                                                        Great Experience

                                                                        John G.

                                                                        This condo was probably the best equipped condo we've ever stayed in. The owner provides all you need and more. Perfect location directly on the beach, with an easy walk to the pier.

                                                                        It was all we hoped for. My wife and I plan on returning to this unit next year.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thanks so much for your kind words. It was certainly my pleasure meeting you and having you stay. I look forward to your return.



                                                                        Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA

                                                                        Beach, Fishing Pier

                                                                        Rates & Availability

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                                                                        IF PAYMENT IS MADE BY CREDIT CARD THE CREDIT CARD FEE OF 3% DOMESTIC AND 5% INTERNATIONAL WILL BE COLLECTED AT CHECK-IN. $200 Deposit is Required and will Be Applied to balance owed. Cancellations in Writing at least 30 Days in advance will receive deposit refund. After that time, the deposit is unrefundable. Condominium Rules prohibit pets in rental units.

                                                                        24 Reviews
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