|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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 (1,571 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 complex 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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Bella Lago's desirable south end 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
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Condo Assoc Application||$100|
|Cleaning||$130 + Tax|
*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