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Gulf Front With All The Trimmings

71 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


South Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our 2nd floor, gulf-front condominium has beautiful water views and is situated on a white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The waves are gentle, and the gulf-floor slopes to an offshore sand bar. Because of this, Fort Myers Beach is often called 'The World's Safest Beach'. Adults and children spend countless hours sitting on the sand bar enjoying the sun and gulf or digging for sand dollars and shelling. Dolphins are commonly spotted playing in the waters alongside you.

Our unit is a true 'Gulf Front' - the master bedroom, living room and dining room all directly face the Gulf of Mexico and palm trees swaying in the wind, while the guest bedroom and kitchen face Estero Boulevard. This is a real two bedroom, two full bathroom unit, with over 1,250 square feet of room, no 'folding partition' that other units have. Also, enjoy the benefit of being on the lower floor with a shorter commute to the beach.

Both bedrooms have new mattresses, linens and furniture to ensure a restful night enables you a full day of enjoyment. Inside, the kitchen is complete with all new appliances (microwave, oven, blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc.) and utensils (dishes, glasses, silverware, etc.) Enjoy your meals or drinks at the dining room table for a more formal environment or the balcony table, which is directly on the beach, for a more casual environment and better views, especially of the incredible sunsets.

The living room, with beautiful views of the beach and gulf, has two couches, table and new 55' high definition plasma TV. Enjoy your favorite program (HBO, Showtime, etc.) or Sony PlayStation, which lets you challenge a friend to a karaoke sing off – always a hit after a rum runner in the sun. A selection of DVDs, books and video games along with free broadband internet are available for your use. All local and domestic long distance calls are complimentary.

The master bedroom includes a 50' high definition LCD TV along with DVD and has views of the gulf and beach from two windows and through the balcony. All areas are very bright, so new plantation shutters and hurricane shutters will allow you to decide just how bright you want it.

In addition to the amenities inside, your time will also include a pool, sundeck (with chairs), covered parking and gated access to the beach. You will find beach towels, coolers, basic fishing gear, a metal detector, etc. for you to make your visit less about preparing to go to the beach and more about enjoying the beach. Bring bathing suits, flip flops and don't forget the sunblock, we have the rest. And when you need to clean those clothes, we have a new washer and dyer in the unit.

There is a wide variety of restaurants and shops on Fort Myers Beach, which are easily accessible by a five minute walk north or further by public trolley, which runs the length of the seven-mile long island. With countless parks, nature preserves, bars, etc., so close, you can rent bicycles or scooters to explore the island on. The estuary on the south end of the beach is listed in the top 200 bird-watching spots in the United States and is the only estuary in the US with a flock of Roseate Spoonbills arriving daily at dawn and dusk.

We are conveniently located approximately 35 minutes from Regional Southwest Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. In addition to enjoying all that Fort Myers Beach has to offer, you are within 30-40 minutes of beautiful Naples and Sanibel/Captiva Islands. You will never run out of things to do in Fort Myers Beach!

Please check out our photos, we've just finished a complete redecoration and partial remodel: new glass-top range, new counters, microwave, bedroom furniture, coffee table, new wall covering, new window treatments, art, bedding and linens and a Keurig coffee maker.

Our unit has a minimum rental of age of 35 years old for parents and all children are welcome.

Keywords: Condominium

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Thomas Drechsler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, russian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2016

About Thomas Drechsler

Family Condo since 1981

Thomas Drechsler purchased this condo in 1981

Why Thomas Drechsler chose Fort Myers Beach

Most interesting beach on the southwest coast. Wildlife oozes as one of the few Flordia State protected beaches. Birds, sea turtles, bald eagles roam in natural habitat

What makes this condo unique

Quiet, safe and one of a kind experiance


based on 71 traveler reviews

Gulf Front With All The Trimmings
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 71 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 2 weeks in this beautiful condo. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and I was looking for some place special. This condo more than lived up to my expectations. The furnishings were beautiful and the view from the patio was amazing. The patio was screened in so we could sit for hours and watch the tropical birds walk by and fish jumping high out of the water and the sunsets were beyond belief. The beach was very quiet, very few people. The building is very quiet and secure. This was probably the most enjoyable vacation we've ever taken and I attribute that to this lovely condo and beautiful location. I look forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this Fort Myer's Beach condo and had a wonderful time! The condo was beautiful! It is exactly like the description and pictures show. The owner was very easy to work with and responded quickly. We will definitely be coming back to this condo! The condo location is also great! It's on the quiet end of the beach. It also has a trolley stop right across the street that will take you North into Fort Myers, where all the shops and restaurants are. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at this beautiful Fort Myers' Beach condo.

It was even better than the description on VRBO. We spent most evenings and mornings on the lanai enjoying the fabulous view. We cooked a great dinner on the grill and ate by candlelight on the picnic table.

The condo is easy to get to and in EXCELLENT condition. The owner was great to work with as well.

We are considering 2 weeks next year!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this lovely condo. The sunsets were beautiful from the screened in lanai!! Sadly we didn't have the best weather while we were here, but would definitely come back to this charming condo. It was very easy access to the beach, pool & gas grill.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful, clean and comfortable, exactly as described, with every amenity a family would want or need for a stay at the beach. The beach was a short, scenic walk, and the condo location on the quiet end of island made it feel like we had the beach to ourselves, perfect for swimming, laying out, building sand castles, and shelling. The screened in lanai gave an excellent view of the beach and the exotic birds, and was perfect for relaxing on in the evenings, with a refreshing ocean breeze. I would highly recommend this condo for anyone looking for an ideal location for a family beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this condo. It had everything a person could need (and more). It's nice, when flying, not to have to worry about items to take to the beach. It was all there for us to use. The views were wonderful!! I would definitely recommend staying here and hope to again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Myers Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tiki Hut
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Across the Street
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
South Beach Grill
Nearest Beach
On the Gulf
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

South Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2016
May 22 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
May 21 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , New bathroom and shower - see pics
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , New - see pics; Center mounted waterfall shower; shower seat
  • Super proud of new bathrooms, especially showers - see pics. Second shower has ceiling mounted waterfall shower head in the middle of the shower along with seat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Not Gulf Front; 27in LCD TV; no Cable - DVD only
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Gulfront; private full bath; 50in flat screen TV; DVD
  • Each bedroom is nicely decorated with new linens, pillows, etc. Good storage in chests or closets. New ceiling fans; plantation shutters make the rooms super dark. Please note - Master is on Gulf with cable TV; Second is not on Gulf and has TV with DVD only.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
42' and 37' HD flat screen TVs, Nintendo Wii with games, beach towels, chairs, basic fishing gear, metal detector, trolley that runs the full length of the island to the fishing pier and Times Square Town Center, Explore Estero Island's natural and social heritage at Otsego Bay Marine Center or Mantanzas Pass Wilderness Preserve, Lovers Key State Park offers an out-of-the-way natural beach and estuary preserve you can explore by kayak or canoe

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