Just walk across the street and watch the sunset with your toes in the sugar white sand, or simply watch it from your front porch. Directly across the street from the beach this one bedroom condominium is conveniently located on the North end of the island, offering all the ingredients for a well relaxed vacation. Within a few blocks of Time Square/Downtown there are numerous opportunities for dining, shopping and nightlife.
Located within driving distance of Ding Darling National Refuge, Corkscrew Sanctuary Swamp, The Everglades National Park, and other beautiful State Parks this is a naturalists paradise. Birding, Nature Trails, Fishing and all types of water sports are here waiting for you.
Come visit Southwest Florida and discover why the "forgotten coast" is no longer forgotten.
My Husband and I were in the Florida to research areas for retirement purposes. We arrived late the first evening and the owner had emailed us simple instructions for entering the unit as well as other helpful information for our stay. Although the unit was not brand new, it is obvious it is well cared for and very clean. The on site manager, Tom, was also very helpful and and very pleasant . The air conditioner worked very well, the water pressure was decent. We enjoyed the beachy decor! The bed was comfortable! The property itself is lovely, well kept and very relaxing.
We did our searching during the day and every evening walked to the square to eat and wander around because it was so convenient. A few of the days we walked the short distance across the street and wandered the beach because it was extremely close as well.
All in all, as convenient as it was to Times Square , restaurants and the beach, it was still quiet and relaxing-yet only a few minutes walk to the action! Best of both worlds!!
My husband and I look forward to our next stay at Riptide Condos and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a vacation rental in the Ft Myers Beach area!
We stayed from June 20 to July 20. There were no pictures so he told us to look at the pictures of another unit. They are similar but not the same. The price was great but the room is outfitted more like a dorm room. If we stayed a week the comfort would not have been that big of a deal because it would have been go go go. But since we were there for a month we spread out our activities and did not rush out in the morning and ate most meals in the unit. The unit could be done much better. Tom was accommodating. But the fact that there is laundry on site is not helpful. It is one washer and one dryer for the 12 units and Tom. He does the laundry for the units he is cleaning. The machines are not industrial so they take time. We just went to a Laundromat a couple miles away.
The property is immaculate. The size is plenty big. The unit had most of what was necessary. The shower was hot and had good pressure. The microwave on the counter is in the way. There is no counter space. The AC works well. The owner replaced a bad tv while were there and there are two good TV's now.
If I came back to the riptide I would probably choose another unit. This was ok - but could have been much better.
We love our time at Riptide Condos. We have returned every winter for the past 5 years and plan to do so again! A car is not really necessary as restaurants, shopping in Times Square, the Pier, and entertainment are all within a few blocks. Everything is so convenient yet Riptide is located at the quiet end of the island with easy on/off over the bridge. The beautiful white sand beach is just steps away. We can't say enough about the owners; they are wonderful!!! Tom is extremely helpful and the grounds are beautiful.
This past April I took my mom and son on a birthday vacation for my little boy who turned 7. It was amazing. It was a perfect little place across the street from the beach. We befriended Tom who is the property manager and he is soo wonderful. I plan to return to riptide every Ft. Myers Beach vacation we take! We loved it! PERFECT LOCATION!!! Thanks again for having us!
We had a wonderful time! The condo was just as described. Very clean, comfortable and relaxing. Tom was super friendly, as was the other visitors at the Riptide. Everything was within walking distance, the food was great at every place we dined, and the sunsets on the beach were beautiful every evening. This was one of the best vacations that we have had and hope to come back soon! Thanks so much, Raeann and Heath, for allowing us to stay at your condo. It was a delightful experience!!
This was our first time to Fort Myers Beach. My friend has stayed at Riptide Condos in the past and suggested it. All I can say is, awesome!! An awesome price, an awesome location, and an awesome manager! Tom is always on-site and easily accessible for any questions/concerns. The other guests were extremely friendly as well! The beach is right across the street and an easy walk back and forth! Why pay so much more just to be on the beach when you can stay here and literally be about a two minute walk across the street?!? Tom has bicycles, kayaks, and beach chairs available for rent for VERY reasonable rates. He also has many items available for purchase if you might have forgotten something. There is also a 7-11 convenience store just a few buildings down if you need to purchase something. All in all, we had a GREAT time and would HIGHLY recommend this place to anybody that is thinking about going to Fort Myers Beach!!
20 minutes from Fort Myers Airport, 20 minutes to Sanibel/Captiva