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Tropical, Beachy Decor,HTD Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8: Pullout sofa and futon Sunroom

The Island House - 1 block from Time Square, 1/2 block to the gulf. Located on the first canal closest to the gulf with a new in ground pool. Totally new, bright colors. Tropical vegetation surrounds this 'cracker' style cottage, built in 1981 and totally renovated in 2008. Come, enjoy our island. Seven miles of beautiful white sandy beaches. No need for the car, walk to restaurants, shopping and live entertainment, or ride the trolley for 50 cents.

For the shelling enthusiast, Sanibel/Captiva Islands are 15 minutes away. For the golfer, a 18 hole exec. golf course located mid-island and many more within driving distance. Two miniature golf courses are located just north of the island. Several marinas on the island offer day or night fishing, and boat rentals. There is a fishing pier located in Time Square. You can take the trolley (25 cents) to Lovers Key State Park (south of the island) and rent a kayak or canoe or explore the nature trails, hiking or bird watching. Para-sailing along the gulf coast or enjoy our gulf breezes windsurfing or kite boarding.

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Property Manager
Jeff Greene / Barby Harms
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Jeff Greene / Barby Harms

Barby and I bought the Island House in 2008 and spent 6 months renovating it ourselves while working in Flip Flops and shorts. That was a great 6 months. We already owned 3 vacation rentals in Long Beach, Md. on the Chesapeake Bay, when we decided to buy in FMB. We work well together with my experience in construction and Barby's interior design and decorating skills. After we finished the main house....we enclosed the ground level garage and shop area and made a very primative owners apartment where we can stay when we get away from our home in Md. We tried renting this space to large families that needed more room, But do not rent this out anymore.

We both love boating, paddle-boarding and kite-boarding. Barby is very passionate about the shelling and loves to tell you about her favorite beaches in the area. We have 5 kids and 9 grandchildren, all living in Md.

Jeff Greene / Barby Harms purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jeff Greene / Barby Harms chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Barby has been coming to SW Fla. for years with her sister to shell and enjoy the beaches. She took me on a 30 day trip one January starting in the panhandle and exploring all the gulf coast towns along the way. I wasn't sold on Florida until we drove across the bridge to FMB and I that's all she wrote. We love the laid back , casual , friendly atmosphere on the island. All the colorful Keywest like buildings and palm trees. We chose this cottage to fix up because of the great location on the canal and within 2 blocks of the Time Square area. We can walk to 15 different restaurants and bars ,most with live music nightly.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy meeting our guests and sharing our favorite local beaches, restaurants and shops. Relax around our solar heated pool,catch some rays in our lounge chairs, fish from the dock or nap in the hammock. It's all good here at The Island House.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful stay at your house in Fort Myers Beach. Everything was perfect-the weather, the pool, the beach, - We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.
Oct 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Tropical, Beachy Decor,HTD Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!
average rating of 4.875 based on 54 reviews
Canton Ct.
5

A piece of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

The Island house is beautiful inside and out. The location is perfect!! You have privacy in your own back yard yet are so close to everything. If this house could talk it would say, "Welcome to Paradise, come in and relax! " Every room is so nicely decorated. Our 16 year old son especially loved the surf board on the wall above his bed!!

We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and all of the tropical foliage that surrounds it. It is perfect for cooling off on a hot day.The decorative touches and colorful pottery add to this tropical backyard paradise. It was fun watching the pelicans dive into the canal for fish!!

We enjoyed having such a well equipped kitchen. The grill just outside the door was also great for grilling up the fresh grouper and delicious gulf jumbo shrimp which we purchased at the local farmers market. Just a short walk away.

We did not need a car for anything. We rode the trolley to lovers key for 50 cents and found a ton of beautiful seashells. Stopped at Publix grocery store on the way home and stocked up on groceries for the week.

It was hard to leave such a wonderful place. We will cherish the great memories of the island house and hopefully create new ones in the future. Three cheers to Barby and Jeff for creating this little piece of heaven on earth!! It was just perfect in every way. Thank You so much. The pictures of this house are great...but being there in person is even better!! I would highly reccommend it to anyone looking for an extra special get away!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, perfect, stress free week with 3 boys!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us. Close to the beach and everything you need. Yet we all felt secluded and it was an incredibly peaceful week in paradise. Everything was great. We felt right at home.

The kitchen was well stocked. The bedrooms were great. Beds were comfortable.

We are a family of 5. 3 boys ages 17, 15 and 10. They declared this the best vaca ever. I have to agree. We all fell in love with this place. We fished and fished off of the dock. Caught catfish, Jacks, Sting rays, and so much more. We even figured out to go down at night with the lanterns to catch crabs under the dock to use as bait the next day.

The pool was amazing. We enjoyed every minute (or hours) that we were in it.

The walk to the beach and shops was refreshing....just the right distance.

We even took a drive to our favorite beach, Lovers Key. We appreciated the beach equipment that was there to use. Including coolers. This place is top notch. You wont be disappointed. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our cottage. Barby and I take great pride in keeping our Island House in great shape for our guests. We hope you will stay with us again next time you want to relax in the sun! Jeff
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Love the Island House!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Island House. It is so convenient to walk to the beach, bars, restaurants and shopping! Sitting by the private pool versus a shared condo pool was so much more relaxing and enjoyable! We hope to stay here again next year! Thank you Jeff and Barby for sharing your wonderful home! Beth and Mike, Fort Wayne Indiana

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a relaxing vacation, very quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Location was excellent, minutes away from Fort Myers Beach. House was excellent and clean. Back patio with pool very quiet and relaxing. Highly recommend vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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143 Primo Drive Ft Myers FL

  • 5 of 5

Besides some last-minute non-communication, which was quickly resolved, the beach house was as grand as it was on our 2010 honeymoon. Quaint and quiet. The decor is as one would expect at a beach house with every amenity. The pool is perfect with a wide deck area. It is close to everything you need on the island, especially the short walk to Time Square and all it has to offer: dining, entertainment, shopping, and one can't forget the expanded Kilwin's. We will definitely revisit 143 Primo Dr in the near future.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laid back relaxation

  • 4 of 5

This was a nice location with a laid back, relaxing vibe. We enjoyed the simple, Old Florida style of the cottage. We found it to be neat and comfortable. Remember to bring extras items for the kitchen like foil, plastic wrap and garbage bags! All of the basics are there, pans, dishes, silverware, etc...

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The biggest asset of The Island House is it's close proximity to everything on the Island. You can leave you car in the driveway and walk, bike or trolley to the beach, shops ,restaurants and the dozen open bars with live music nightly! The beach is across the street 200 steps from the door. If you have a boat...our house has a new dock you can tie up for the week and be the closest access to the gulf...we are the first canal as you come onto the island. The boating , fishing and shelling are all fantasic in Ft Myers Beach. Barby is an expert sheller and is happy to share her secrets with our guests. There is a good chance we will be offering shelling trips and boat tours to some remote shelling islands...customize your boat trip with us!

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$1200 - $2500
Saturday to Saturday, check in 3:00, check out 10:00
Credit cards accepted.
$300 security deposit
$130 cleaning fee
$150 fee /pet/week

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Amenities

Fort Myers Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom with bath, sofa bed in living room, futon in sunroom. Sunroom can be closed off as 3rd bedroom with sliding doors.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Everything you will need, except food and your swimsuit, will be provided. New linens, towels, appliances including dishwasher microwave, washer and dryer. Beach chairs, towels, coolers beach toys and sand.

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