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Allen Duncan

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

DUNCAN'S TROPICAL BEACH BUNGALOW: A Very Private Tropical Paradise

57 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

A Tropical Paradise...Clothing Optional

The Bungalow has been booked solid for the past 3 1/2 years. Thank you!

We only have a few open weeks until a year from May. Call me should you like to book an open week. I keep our calendar up to date .

If we are booked, check out our other Bungalow!! Kathy and Duncan's NEWEST Bungalow at Homeaway.com/3778835.

Duncan's Tropical Beach Bungalow is one of a kind in Southwest Florida. Perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary, or, romantic getaway. The 'Bungalow' has the feel of the islands with solid yellow pine and Mexican tile floors, high end West Indies style furnishings, Florida plantation shutters, crown molding in every room, gourmet kitchen...even an outdoor shower adjacent to the master bath for a unique shower under the stars.

French doors open onto a literal 'jungle' of palms (over 170) and bananas, two sandy beaches bordering the solar heated pool. Wriggle your feet in the sand, take a dip in the oversize solar heated pool, or, take a nap in the hammock. The vegetation is so dense, you can skinny dip in complete privacy. You would never guess you were surrounded by civilization. Two butterfly gardens are home to numerous species...

Everyone without exception has loved the Bungalow...close to everything. Please read our quests' reviews...

Should you be a TV or movie fan, the Bungalow offers 50 plus movies for you to enjoy on the new 47' H D flat screen TV

Just add freshly popped popcorn.The Bungalow is WI-FI equipped; stay connected while sunbathing in the hammock.

We welcome furry 4 legged creatures and the 'jungle' is completely fenced so they can run free. We simply ask that you behave as responsible pet owners...

Located in the historic McGregor Blvd. district of Fort Myers, Duncan's Tropical Beach Bungalow is conveniently located to our famous beaches, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel/Captiva Islands, about 20-25 minutes; Regional SW Int'l airport is 25 minutes away.

We opened our 'paradise retreat' to guests in January 2009. Numerous guests have returned 2 and three times...One couple recently returned for the 4th time...pretty much says it all!

We realize that our prices are substantially below market for similar properties, (if you could find one) ...we also suspect that once you experience our lifestyle, you will be back, or, at least...recommend us to your friends.

Should we be booked, ask about our newest Bungalow, Kathy's Tropical Beach Bungalow. Awesome property.

Cheers,

duncan

Keywords: Tropical Beach Bungalow

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Allen Duncan (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Allen Duncan

Creating the 'Bungalow' has been a labor of love.My talented friend Hartmann did magic with the interior, 'green thumb' Annie supervised creating the 'Jungle'...over 150 palms, banana, and bamboo, two butterfly gardens, and an all natural irrigation system. Daughter Kathy contributed the two Sand beaches poolside.

Everybody loves the Bungalow....I love my job as innkeeper and yard man...

Ciao,

duncan

Why Allen Duncan chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

You need some space to create a private tropical retreat, and it needs to be strategically located...The Bungalow site met all of the important criteria for an awesome vacation experience.

What makes this house unique

The Bungalow is the perfect Romantic getaway...many of our guests are honeymooners and couples celebrating a romantic anniversary .The "Jungle" is totally private...clothing optional....

Reviews

4.9
based on 57 traveler reviews

DUNCAN'S TROPICAL BEACH BUNGALOW: A Very Private Tropical Paradise
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 57 reviews
5

Can't ask for anything more

  • 5 of 5

Found this rental a couple years ago on line and thought, if I ever made it to Ft Myers again, this was the place I would like to rent. When my husband and I started talking about retiring in FL, I thought great! We can rent Duncan's place! I booked it a year ahead of time since it seemed to be a very popular place. It was well worth the wait! Looks just like the pictures. We loved our stay. Ate at a variety of seafood restaurants that Duncan recommended. Our favorite was the Prawnbroker. Went to Sanibel Island and to the beach at Lover's Key State Park. Spent time with family who lived only 5 min. away, visited a couple 55+ communities, went on a river cruise and enjoyed the rest of our time in Duncan's Paradise - and it was a paradise! The pool was great. Thanks, Duncan!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clothes optional

  • 5 of 5

This property is indeed a tropical paradise. The view from the barbecue was spectacular view from the deck was breathtaking we ate outside every day. This bungalow is equipped with everything you need for your vacation don't bring anything. The pool was warm and inviting. The seating area by the pool was great for afternoon cocktails. Our dog loved it. The property is completely fenced in and secure. Only minutes away from the Edison Ford winter homes and downtown Fort Myers.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised and the description matched in every way. The owner was very personable and we had found out that he grew up in our small Ontario town. We found the place to have everything that we could have possibly needed plus more. The home was very clean and in a very quite neighbourhood. The home was close to every amenity needed and thou we stayed in to eat there was a album of places that past guest had visited with feedback on each place.

We had a great time and found it to be the best vacation spot we have been to thus far. Private back yard with heated pool, fully enclosed by palms and other shrubs. There was bikes to ride if you wanted to venture out. One floor open concept made it easy to get around in the bungalow. The bed and furnishing were very comfortable and suited the theme of the home. Laundry facilities, dishwasher, BBQ made things seem just like being at home. We were very comfortable and happy to have found this little piece of paradise.

Overall we would recommend this place to any one that was interested in spending their vacation in Fort Myers Florida.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you!
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5

Wonderful bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Ducan's Tropical Beach Bungalow for the week of 2/13/16 - 2/20/16 and enjoyed our time there immensely. Duncan has created a relaxing tropical paradise around the large pool, giving the whole yard the atmosphere of a beach resort...right down to lounge chairs in the sand. There's also a wonderful and comfortable shaded seating area for those who prefer to stay out of the sun. The backyard is entirely fenced in, which made our stay a great vacation for our two dogs, as well. There is so much tropical greenery surrounding the yard that the fence, itself, doesn't even show.

The house is clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished....pictures don't do it justice. And, it's amazingly well-equipped! Duncan is a gracious host. He's very much available at anytime if you need him, but leaves his renters alone to enjoy the house as if it were their own. The neighborhood is quiet (nice for dog walking) while conveniently located close to everything.

There's really no need to ever leave this house to feel as if you've truly escaped; however, when you do go out, the area is loaded with many excellent restaurants of all price ranges. Also, a visit to the Thomas Edison Estate and Museum (nearby) is a great way to spend an afternoon.

We highly recommend this little slice of Heaven. Our only regret was that we couldn't have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You can imagine how great it is as an owner to receive a review like this. Definitely makes all the hard work worth it. Thanks to all our great guests, Duncan
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Vermont Vacationers

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Duncan, for providing us our own tropical paradise! The Bungalow was so perfect with more amenities than we have in our own home! Sitting by the pool and soaking up the sun was just what "the doctor ordered"! Although there is lots to do in the area and close by to Sanibel and Captiva, laying by the pool and watching the palms sway was all we needed. The bungalow was one of the most comfortable vacation spots we have ever encountered. I couldn't believe any place could possibly be as perfect as the website portrayed, to my amazement, it was everything and more! Again, thank you to our perfect host, Duncan!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our fabulous Vermont guests just booked their 2017 vacation at the Bungalow. With over 1000 vacation rental property choices in the Fort Myers area, having guests return is the highest form of flattery that an innkeeper can receive. Thanks to all of our repeating guests ... You are the best, duncan
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5

Very nice home with good features

  • 5 of 5

This is a well appointed and stocked home that dies not feel like a rental but more like a home. The owner is very helpful and cordial.tthelocation is convenient

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Regional Southwest Airport (about 25 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Fort Myers Beach - Key West
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
2300 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Sanibel/Captiva Islands; Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Parasailing, Mini Golf, Boating

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Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 16 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Summer Special
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 21 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
Fall
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
Season
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
High Season
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Easter
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
Summer
Apr 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Fall Special
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
Fall
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Holidays
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
Season
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
High Season
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Easter
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
Summer
Apr 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Fall Special
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
Fall
Oct 20 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

We rent exclusively by the week, Saturday to Saturday. PRefundable reservation/security deposit $200 PER WEEK due with reservation. 1/2 rental payment due 60 days prior to check in; balance due 45days prior to check in. No cleaning fee; you pay for the electric you use at cost ($.125/KWH) = $25-50 ( we encourage conservation )

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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