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Beautiful Bella Lago - Ft. Myers Beach - South End

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms plus den; 2 full baths; lovely lanai; sleeps 4

Welcome to 'Almost Paradise' - Bella Lago at Bay Beach is a beautiful Mediterranean-style condominium, overlooking a fountain-sprayed lake. Built in 2006, this luxury condo is located at the up-scale, south end of Fort Myers Beach and directly across the street from seven miles of white sugar sand beach and warm Gulf waters.

The spacious two-bedroom plus den unit (1,500 square feet) with nine foot ceilings is decorated in tropical Tommy Bahama style. In the mornings, step through the sliding glass doors onto the furnished lanai to view the sunrise and watch the blue heron, egrets, and osprey fishing in Bella Lago ('beautiful lake'). In the evenings, enjoy sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

If you have never stayed at Bella Lago you will love the extra amenities at this beach complex. A large, in-ground, heated pool right next to our building, hot tub, gas grill and plenty of lounge chairs and umbrella- tabled seating areas, along with a fantastic fitness center make for a great start to your vacation!

Santini Marina plaza is only a 2 minute walk from the condo where you can find numerous boutiques for shopping, along with a multitude of island restaurants suiting everyone in your party. Fish Tale Marina (behind Santini) can take you out on boating excursions, sunset tours, and fishing charters. Or for the adventurous, rent your own boat or kayak and explore the waters of Estero Bay on your own.

Trolley stops heading both north and south bound can be found right on Estero Blvd. Head a little bit south and check out Lovers Key State Park and miles of secluded beaches. Going north you will find Times Square, lots of shopping and more restaurants, along with some of our great island nightlife!

More Details

Donna Flemister
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Donna Flemister

My husband LOVES baseball! In 1998 he found out about the the Roy Hobbs World Series that takes place in Fort Myers and he's been playing in the tournament during October and November ever since!

Donna Flemister purchased this condo in 2011

Why Donna Flemister chose South Island

We've had the opportunity to explore the neighborhoods on Fort Myers Beach and fell in love with the south end of the island. Bella Lago at Bay Beach has everything we wanted in a vacation home and we are thrilled to let others enjoy it too!

What makes this condo unique

This is an upscale neighborhood that lets you relax in the sun, swim, boat, shop and dine without ever getting in your car!

Bella Lago at Bay Beach is close to the airport when you need to come and go, yet feels a world apart.


South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • I have a 60 Day cancellation policy, but if I can rebook your rental period I will refund 50%
  • You must fill out an Association Lease Application and my contract as well.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain shower and hand held shower; bench seat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The oversized master bathroom features double sinks, large double vanity area including a vanity bench. The extra large walk-in shower has a luxurious rain shower and a separate hand-held shower head. There is a bench seat in the shower. Both bathrooms have high toilets. Hair dryers are provided. The laundry room features a full-size washer and dryer (new in 2018) iron and ironing board, as well as a closet and cabinets for extra storage space. Quality linens are provided: extra large plush bath towels, large beach towels, luxury cotton sheets and pillows with pillow covers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , converter to make twins into king; king linens included
    Family Room - 1 queen , queen sofa sleeper
    Den - 1 twin/ single , twin sleeper chair
  • The unit is comfortable for families or 2 couples traveling together. The master suite has king bed and large walk-in closet. The guest bedroom features two twin beds, which can be converted to a king bed, and a private bathroom. Closing the sliding pocket door in the hall makes this area into a second private suite. Sleeping accommodations also include a queen sofa sleeper in the family room and a twin sleeper chair in the den; doors may be closed to make the den a private retreat. There is a TV in each bedroom in addition to the TV/DVR in the entertainment center in the family room; basic cable television provided. Free high speed wireless Internet access is installed in the unit. In addition to central air conditioning, all rooms have tropical style ceiling fans for your comfort. Concierge service provided.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bella Lago at Bay Beach is a convenient four-story secure building with 12 units. Our condo unit is on the third floor (although first floor is garage) overlooking the lake (Bella Lago) and pool. The building has secured, covered garage parking. Travel by elevator to the condo. A large private storage unit is located in the garage which is convenient for storing beach gear, fishing gear, or other athletic equipment. The heated, resort-size pool and hot tub are located adjacent to the building. Tennis courts and a private fishing pier are nearby. Private beach access to the Gulf of Mexico is just steps away. Everything you will need for a perfect vacation has been provided. There is even a selection of books and family board games. Free High-speed wireless Internet access in unit


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Bella Lago - Ft. Myers Beach - South End
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Nate and Becky

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Donna for sharing your condo. We had a great vacation and enjoyed the condo so much. Donna's condo location to the pool couldn't be better and it is a very short walk to the beach! The condo itself was super clean, comfortable, matrices were supportive and she provided all the conveniences of home. She even has spices available to use for cooking. Working with her was like working with a friend!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review of our condo. I am so pleased that your family enjoyed your stay. My goal as the owner of the condo is to make a vacation easy for the renter by having the kitchen well stocked with basics and I am very picky about cleanliness. It seems the weather worked out perfectly for you too and that was a big plus!
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Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Donna's condo. It is a clean, luxurious condo well appointed with everything you might want or need on your vacation.The beds were very comfortable and the rain shower lovely! The beach across the street was beautiful, but our favorite spot was Lover's Key State park just to the south of the property.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Florida Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our first private rental and we were not disappointed. This two bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is definitely accurately described by the owner.

There is everything you could want for your holiday including beach gear in the basement storage.

The location at the quieter end of Fort Myers Beach is perfect and within easy walking distance of eating places and the beautiful beach. The condo is easily accessed by lift (stairs if you prefer) and felt very secure. Was perfectly presented and immaculate with plenty of soaps and towels including beach towels. Kitchen facilities lacked only a kettle and teapot but that's the British in me, everything else was provided down to sugar, salt and pepper. The huge fridge was a definite bonus in the kitchen providing instant ice.

The spacious walk in wardrobe was great as was the huge shower in the master bedroom.

Spacious lounge with comfortable seating and nicely furnished balcony.

Only negative is the second bedroom is quite dark.

We loved this condo as you can tell.

Donna checked with is during our stay to ensure everything was ok and I thought that was a nice touch.

We left this condo to spend a week in a timeshare apartment in Kissimmee and although it too was well appointed and quite luxurious as well as spacious, it was anonymous without the personal touches do Bella Lago.

Would We return to Bella Lago or recommend to others?

A most definite yes as it could be enjoyed as a quiet retreat for a young couple, beach holiday for young children or a relaxing getaway for those of a certain age!

Oh nearly forgot, the free wifi was a welcome addition as we had need to keep in touch with home.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday Season 2012-13

  • 5 of 5

My parents, sister and her husband and my wife and I stayed at this unit over the 2012-12 holiday season and really enjoyed our stay. Very bright spacious unit that comfortably slept 3 couples and an infant. We really enjoyed the pool and it is conveniently located with a very short walk to the beach, shopping, a golf course and a marina. Our family have rented about 10 different condos in Florida to escape the Canadian Winter and this unit was by far the best. We hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Four weeks of joy

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a well cleaned and beautiful apartment. The amenities were good, and the location superb for our needs: the beach is just a quick stroll away, a golf course the same distance in the opposite direction, as well as a tennis court, which was a few minutes walk away. The nearest Publix is a five minute drive to the North, 7-11 is nearby, but the icing on the cake was the movie theatre - we really enjoyed going there in the evenings! Donna did a fine job, making us feel at home. We couldn't have asked for a better time, and we're already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Bella Lago's desirable south island location offers easy access to beautiful Lover's Key State Park, Bonita Springs, and Naples. Many activities to make your vacation complete are within walking distance: beach, marina with boat rental, fishing pier, tennis courts, restaurants, shopping, and evening entertainment. Just a short drive or a ride on the quaint, local trolley will take you to the hustle and bustle of Fort Myers public beach and pier, shops and restaurants in Times Square, water sport activities, churches, museums, movie theater, grocery stores, and pharmacies. Off island activities include the Edison House museum, giant flea market, water park, dinner theaters, golf and minor league baseball (Minnesota Twins & Boston Red Sox). Shopping: Miramar Outlet Mall, new Coconut Point Mall, or upscale shops of Naples. Germain Arena schedules major attractions such as hockey games and concerts. Visit nearby Fish Tale marina for rental of boats and boat slips.

Other Activities: Greyhound racing, casino gambling boat, tennis, mini-golf, manatee and dolphin tours, eco tours, canoeing, kayaking, marina with boat dock facilities


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Condo Assoc Application $100
Cleaning $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

*Weekly rental period: Saturday-Saturday during high season, flexible during summer and fall

*Rates do not include cleaning fee of $130 weekly/$150 monthly; $100 Condo Association Application Fee; 11% Tax

*Reservation/security deposit required (refundable per contract) $300 weekly/$400 monthly

* Discounts available for rentals of 4 weeks or more

* Renters must be over the age of 25

* No Smoking; No Pets

* Until confirmed, rates subject to change

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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