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Welcome Aboard! 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, Pool, Beach side, sleeps 16

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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Come aboard the USS Gulf Breeze for a week, or even longer, romantic and restful cruise at our luxury South Florida resort home. Enjoy beautiful South Seas views from your private deck. The Gulf Breeze is 'moored' on beautiful Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. The USS Gulf Breeze is a beautiful six bedroom, five bath, 4000 square foot custom resort home with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. Walk a few yards to the sugar-sand beach, or “stay aboard” and enjoy the heated private pool for aquatic fun. The first deck is newly remodeled, and the second deck has upgraded First Officer's Cabin, First Mates Quarters, and Crew's Quarters. We did our best to make the home resemble a luxurious ship. You won't believe the comfort of the home complete with private solar heated system.

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Luxurious comfort: You won't believe the comfort of the home complete with private solar heated pool.

The Officer's Club has a custom-made billiard table.

Two master suites are waiting for you.

And the front door entrance is within 50 yards of the sugar-sands of the Gulf of Mexico in beautiful Fort Myers Beach.

Fort Myers Beach beauty: Estero Island is a family island offering a beautiful beach, tropical foliage, and hundreds of out-islands just begging you to discover.

Fort Myers Beach has a wide shoreline that gently slopes into the Gulf. There are no steep drop-offs making it an ideal spot for a family paddling adventure.

Experience the true Florida with its unspoiled natural beauty.

About the USS Gulf Breeze: The USS Gulf Breeze vacation resort is on the South end of Estero Island in the town of Fort Myers Beach located on the Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida.

The USS Gulf Breeze is a beautiful six bedroom (Sleeps 14-16), five bath, 4000 square foot custom resort home uniquely designed as a private yacht, and situated with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Walk a few yards to the sugar-sand beach, or 'stay aboard' and enjoy the heated private pool for aquatic fun.

Come aboard the USS Gulf Breeze for a romantic and restful cruise experience at our luxury South Florida resort home. Enjoy beautiful South Seas views from your private deck.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Rita Oben
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We have enjoyed our stay on the USS Gulf Breeze. The pool and pool table were in constant use!! The house is beautiful and the Location Perfect. We had some meals out, but really had the best time eating in. The kitchen is stocked with utensils, dishes, and cookware - it was great! Thanks for helping us celebrate Mom’s 80th birthday.Dorothy McGathey (the birthday girl)Bob & Shirley McGatheyBob & Cathy Baker
Nov 2005
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Welcome Aboard! 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, Pool, Beach side, sleeps 16
average rating of 4.0 based on 14 reviews

Family Of 8 Vacation Was Great

  • 5 of 5

Our Group was 2 Parents 51 and 47 , Two Married Daughters with Spouses and 1 infant two single university Students all from Canada. 9 Canadians in total!

Can't say enough about this place we have rented two other homes in the area previously, in the future if we were doing a multi-family combo again we will start here and work our way down the food chain if it wasn't available.

Yes, this home has been rented for a number of years but regular updates and reno's are readily apparent.

From the Google earth view we were worried it was going to be slapped up next to a bunch of hotels but it was perfectly private and very quiet.

There was so much room we could have easily added 6 more people and no one would be bumping into anyone or lacking space to get away from one another!

Awesome end of the beach, a part of the beach so spacious you could add another 3000 people and not run out of room. One day my son in law and I barbecued burgers at the house and easily walked them out to our spot at the beach for everyone to enjoy.

Beds were comfortable ( there were 5 or 6 we did not even use). Kitchen and bathroom are fine examples of top notch upgrades obliviously done recently. If you have ever had a nicer master en-suite than the main floor master bedroom you are probably Donald Trump.

Some have commented that one or two of the many sofas have seen better days, perhaps they are right, but if they were in my own home I certainly wouldn't be replacing them yet. That is honestly the only somewhat negative comment I can make and it seems lame to even make it, just trying to be thorough!

A fantastic vintage billiards table was greatly enjoyed by all, the pool is huge and private, we even enjoyed the horseshoe pit. Massive numerous balconies , all the beach chairs and toys a multi-family group could want. Internet usage was flawless.

Close to Publix for groceries, we barely moved our cars. We used the Bonita Springs south exit route to get to shopping and missed the bridge gridlock at the North end!

Service was the best I have ever had from management. We had our $ security deposit credited back to us within one week of leaving.

If you are looking for a multiple adult accommodation you will love what this nautical themed very large home provides. I relish the thought of returning in future years.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a great place!!! We can't say enough good things about this home. It was very well furnished. It had everything we needed...lots of towels, pool toys, etc. The pool was sparkling and clean -- it's a salt water pool... what a great change from the usual. The entertainment area was where every one hung out when they weren't walking the beach, playing in the pool or playing pool. This place has a beautiful pool table. It had all the comforts we wanted and more. We could have stayed forever. It is spacious with lots of room for everyone. The decorations were amazing. The owner clearly has a great sense of collecting. We will be back again and again and again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what we expected for the price!

  • 2 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our July 2011 visit. We stayed at the USS Gulf Breeze which was unfortunately, less than expected. The house is older and smells old. The pots & pans in the kitchen were very old and filthy dirty - to the point that they couldn't be cleaned. Likewise with the grill outside. It was so dirty we couldn't use it. We bought a small charcoal grill. There were a number of things that didn't work in the house. Overall, we were disappointed especially considering what we paid for the week. The cost was substantial for the week. The accomodations were well below what I would expect based on what we paid. We didn't allow it to ruin our vacation but again, were extremely disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were shocked to see such a review of our property. Her review simply doesn't tell the story of this home. Every single other review in the Ship’s Log (maintained at the house) are full of rave reviews about the wonderful accommodations. This is a beautifully decorated home. It has a custom built antique pool table in almost perfect condition. The landscaping is lush and green. The pool deck and pool are beautiful. The pool is a salt water pool, so there is no smell of chlorine on your bathing suits or skin. We are sorry that she was disappointed in the accommodations. When there are issues of concern that are brought to our attention, we do everything in our power to make it right. I wish she had picked up the phone to let us know her concerns and allowed us the opportunity to make it right for her.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Regional Southwest Airport (Fort Myers)

Activities (on site and nearby):

Golf, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Sailing, Boating, Para-sailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Windsurfing, Biking, Fishing, Miniature golf.

Other Activities:

Fort Myers Beach is a seven-mile stretch of waterfront populated by sunbathers and sugar-sand beaches that overlook the Gulf of Mexico, Many lovely keys dot the coastline around Fort Myers Beach, from Captiva to the north, to Lovers Key, a state recreation area that's just outside Fort Myers Beach to the south, The area is famous for its fishing and is known as the 'Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World, ' Shellers find more varieties of seashells here than anywhere in North America, Recreation includes, Beach, Rafting - to mention a some, Oh yeah, did we mention the beautiful white sands beach for strolling hand in hand through the warm surf of the Gulf of Mexico?.

Other Activities: horseshoes, para-sailing


Rates & Availability

Mid Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Reservation fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning $400 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
$1,000 refundable security deposit.
This home is available as a three bedroom, three bath home, as well. Please contact us for rates.

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Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , jetted tub
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We also have other properties available on Fort Myers Beach. Also, visit our website. Rita can help you with availability and reservations on any of these properties.

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