|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A BEACHSIDE Paradise , this large, classic 'Old Florida' Key West style beach home features 5 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms elevated on beach pilings with approx. 2,700 sq. ft. under air. Distinctive 'Old Floridian' metal roof, open and airy, our home is capable of accomodating up to 10 in complete comfort; each room is beautifully appointed, with stylish home furnishings in a Florida beachside theme.
THE FIRST FLOOR: has 3 large bedrooms-two rooms, one being a master with a private bath, each have queen-size beds. The third room has a set of twin beds, with access to a second full bath. This floor, tiled with decorator 18' Italian tile, has a large dining room and fully equipped kitchen with a full array of kitchen appliances and kitchenware. The oversized breakfast counter and dining room is ideal for large group feasts. This new kitchen has beautiful maple cabinets accented by Italian granite counter tops.
The living area, one of two full living rooms, has beautful French doors, allowing for spectacular gulf views, each leading onto an open, breezy deck with seating for outdoor dining and fun. Across from the living room, is a Cantina style bar with four generous bar stools to kick back and relax over a cocktail.
THE SECOND FLOOR: offers gorgeous panoramic gulf views from the living room. Step out to one of two observatory decks for exceptional private tanning, cocktails and sunsets. Sleeping arrangements on this floor include another master bedroom with a king size bed and private full bathroom. The second large room features twin beds with access to the second bathroom.
All rooms are furnished with oversize comforters and large pillows. Linens and bath towels are provided. The second floor offers a laundry room with full washer and dryer, iron and board. Beach Towels, videos and books, are also provided for your use. We have available a high chair, playpen, and videos, for our toddler guests.
This home maybe rented as a 3/2 30 days prior to arrival date, during value and fall seasons. Call us directly for pricing on this option.
For testimonials of satisfied vacationers, we have many guests that have allowed us to share their email address, so you may inquire about our accomodations. Ask, and we will provide these to you readily!
Property Address: 5420 Estero Boulevard--MID ISLAND-BEACHSIDE.
Area attractions: Close to great shopping. Outlet malls within a 20-30 minute ride are the Sanibel Outlet shops, on the drive to beautiful Sanibel/Captiva Islands. Also, off of exit 22 and I-75 are the fabulous Miromar Outlet shops, with designer and mall outlet shops. Finally, Bonita has a wonderful newer mall called Coconut Point, off of US-41 north of Bonita Beach Road. This mall has great dining and incredible mall stores, in an outdoor, airy atmosphere.
Keywords: Beach, five bedrooms, sleeps ten, family reunions, updated kitchen
Our family has always enjoyed the beach. Our love of S.Florida and its diverse population is why we keep this location our permanent home. Living on the east coast, allows us the 'best of both worlds', with the Gulf just two hours away.
Linda DeVarona purchased this house in 1999
When our children were young, we enjoyed going to a beach that typically was not too deep for our toddlers. This allowed us some flexibility in relaxing on the sand, with out the constant threat of deep waters for the kids. Typically, the warm Gulf waters will settle right about knee length, which is great wading water for kids. Teens can enjoy skim boarding on the beautiful waters. Jet Skis, tubing and other water sports are all at in your reach at Ft. Myers Beach.
We are afforded the luxury of being beach side (no crossing busy Estero Boulevard) yet, right off the direct sands of the gulf allowing for less expensive pricing. Direct Gulf front typically runs 10-15% more than the 'one back' homes. A true plus in this tough economy!
Perfect location for a family vacation. Beautiful home close to dining and shopping. About 50 feet to beach. Owners very easy to contact. My family would definitely stay here again
After seeing this property during our previous stays on Ft Myers Beach/Estero Island, we decided to rent it out for our annual Christmas break visit. We were not disappointed!! The Blue Dolphin exceeded our any expectations we may have had after viewing the online photo gallery. The owner/property manager is extremely responsive and easy to work with during the whole transaction.
Plenty of parking, outdoor seating, beach seats, fishing gear, kitchen utencils/dishware and bedrooms and bathrooms aplenty. We were a group of 5 and had room for 2 to 4 more people.
The house is steps from the beach; about 3 miles or so south of the pier. We walked to the island movie theatre and restaurants. We could also walk to the Beach Baptist church we attend when on FMB. Plenty of bathroom towels.
You might want to bring a few extra beach towels with you.
There is a nice grill available to use. There is also a kayak we enjoyed touring the beachfront as well.
According to our family members, the beds downstairs were comfortable. The master bedroom upstairs is well-appointed; however the mattress might be in need of replacement as there is a big hump in the middle and it makes a lot of noise when getting in bed or even rolling over.
Overall, our family votes 4 stars out of 5 and would vote to return on our next visit to FMB. Thank you Linda and Ed for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!
Our 3 grown children, their spouses, our 2 grandsons, and 16 year old daughter rented this home in June. We wanted a house close to the beach, so our daugher and 1 year old grandson could easily retreat. The house is steps from the beach, so it worked perfectly. With plenty of space to spread out, and two living areas, we couldn't have asked for a better house. A happy and relaxing vacation was had by all.
Our extended family had a wonderful time for Thanksgiving this year. The home is lovely, spacious and well equipped. Great location and just steps to the beautiful gulf. The owners were very helpful! We will be back!!
What a great location & accommodations for a large group get-a-way. Our family and friends enjoyed spacious accommodations, well furnished and fully stocked vacation home. Very clean! Plenty of room to enjoy each other's company but also the nice to have many bedrooms and bathrooms. Minutes from shopping, restaurants, steps from the beach. Public transportation stops right out front. Photos and description more than accurate but still pleasantly surprised when opening the door and walking in the home. Beautiful sunsets from the decks or beach. Owners more than helpful and very responsive. We plan to return again in the near future.
My husband and I and our 3 grown children with assorted fiancee and girlfriends had a great time here. The location is outstanding, just steps from the beach. Able to walk to Publix and the Catholic Church as well as a couple of restaurants. Was great for everyone to have their own bedroom and bath. Beautiful sunsets and so nice to sit on the upper deck and watch.
Boat Marina for docking minutes away, guided back country as well as deep-sea fishing, outlet shopping, 'Cafe' Cinema, Ford & Edison Museums, Publix supermarket walking distance, flea markets, Ft, Myers Beach Community Pool with slides, is just minutes away, Nestled between Naples & Captiva/Sanibel islands, Approximately 3 hours to Orlando attractions, 2, 5 hours to Tampa or Ft, Lauderdale, 20 minutes from Lovers Key Park, 20 minutes from Ft, Myers Airport (RSW)
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|