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Relax, unwind and rejuvenate here!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property


BRAND NEW POOL!!! Completed in 2016- awesome and amazing. 4 new luxury chaise lounges just like they have on cruise ships and high end hotels.

Our cottage has 2 bedrooms + Convertible beds, 2 baths, Sleeps 6.

Simply picture yourself here, in our charming beach house; newly updated and decorated by interior designer & located in a beautiful neighborhood. Just a few steps to our private dedicated beach access w/ gazebo and outdoor shower as well as private fishing pier on the back bay that offers large tiki hut with picnic tables, benches, boat slips and TONS of local wildlife. Beach is about 50 yards and bay is about 60 yards from the cottage. Our cottage is about 1,100 square feet of cozy & never want to leave atmosphere.

Warm & sunny two bedroom, two bath home with living room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen with new high top white dinette. New microwave, clocks, alarm clocks, washer & dryer on living level with 2 enclosed lanais, carport parking, large yard, storage area, & beach chairs. Master bedroom has Queen size bed with new bedding & decor, 2 closets (one very large walk-in). Guest room features two twin beds with newer bedding and decor. Living room has new50' Smart TV with cable, built in Amazon, netflix, youtube, new furniture; queen sleeper, loveseat and chair. CD player with boom box, new iPod docking station. All linens and beach towels are included. Master bedroom has new 32" hdtv flat screen tv w/ cable.

Relax and read, take a nap, play a board game and enjoy meals with friends on one of the lanai's. Take a few steps to the back bay and look for osprey, manatee, dolphins, jumping fish, pelicans and the newest resident; SCARLET IBIS! Our wildlife friends are in the Gulf as well so you always expect to see something fun and memorable- an endless supply of entertainment...

Keywords: House, cottage, single family home

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Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two completely renovated bathrooms, clean and fresh all day.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 hdtv, flat screen tv's in LR and Master BR. Unique spot on Ft. Myers Beach w/ private beach access w/ Gazebo & outdoor shower. Private bay area w/ available boat slips, large tiki hut with tables and picnic area. About 1,000 square feet, about 50 yards to the beach! We have FIVE bicycles avaiable for your use (this is a $500 value on a weekly basis).


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Relax, unwind and rejuvenate here!
average rating of 4.3 based on 27 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 stayed here in June 2017 and the house was perfect for us. We absolutely fell in love with Fort Myers Beach. We loved the house, it was clean and had everything we needed. The bikes were a bonus. The pool was so nice to have if we didn't feel like walking to the beach. It truly felt like a home and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow- we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed our home, it means the world to us! It is wonderful that you used some special things that we provide such as the bicycles- they are so much fun whether a ride to the market or a ten miler. So happy that you loved the pool as well- it is such a treat and fun to share with others. We hope you come back every year! Thank you!
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  • 2 of 5

Having vacationed at FMB for 20-25 years, always for a week at a time in a south end condo, my wife and I decided on a longer trip and needed a pet-friendly rental, so this looked perfect. After being assured that Hurricane Irma storm damage was minimal to non-existent, I drove for three days to this (prepaid) rental property to find the streets lined with piled debris and the pool pretty much covered with same. Debris removal was underway while we were there (think end loader noise at 6:30 in the morning), and I understand the dilemma, but local news sources say that it will be almost a year before removal is complete and FMB back to normal. The pool was not usable the first week there and when the pool service did arrive to clean, I was told that the filter had both mold and black mold, so they shocked the water and said not to use it for a day. After this episode, the pool was fine for the balance of our visit....again, not what I expected, but I understand. The property itself is what I would call a 60 year old Key West cottage, and it has seen it's better days. I suggest that the pictures do indeed make it look a bit better than reality. The epicenter of the ongoing street construction on Estero Blvd was right at the intersection of Gulf Island Dr. during our stay (think heavy, noisy street construction equipment from sun up to sundown, 100 feet away, complete with lots of truck traffic up and down Gulf Island Dr.) and is slowly moving south, a block every 2-3 weeks, but it will be a long time before the area is free of construction noise and congestion. The entrance from Gulf Island Dr. onto Estero can honestly be described as downright scary, with both construction issues and absolutely poor lateral visibility. Once again, I understand, but advance notice would have been appropriate. The neighborhood has a private beach entrance and private park on the estuary (where I fished daily) and once the pool was disinfected, it was nice and these are the best things about the rental. The net of this deal is that even though we paid for the entire month of October, we decided to leave 9 days early as we were indeed underwhelmed.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a small nice house

  • 2 of 5

I loved the island tons to do ! I felt like the house could've been a little cleaner and further then the beach then I thought ...the pool was very nice thou

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just home, back in Sweden, after 2 fantastic weeks in this property. My wife, me and our 4 kids just loved the house. Location was great with just a few minutes walk to the beautiful beach. The kids loved to new pool. The house had everything you could wish for and more and was very neat and clean!

Publix was really close so every morning we went to buy fresh breakfast. We tried to the Trolley a long Estero which was great for getting up the island to Times Square.

We're already planning for a revisit next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear MN (renter), Thank you very much for this amazing review, you just made our week! We love to hear that you enjoyed our home and sincerely hope that you return. It was truly a pleasure working and chatting with you prior to your trip. You are too kind. We treasure folks like you and your family. We wish that everyone has such an amazing time as you did. We really enjoy opening our home to guests so many people can experience this lovely spot, relax and just have fun. Everyone works hard so remember to treat yourselves and have a wonderful time in a beautiful place and in a warm and cozy home. Life is amazing! Have a wonderful summer and hope to see you soon. Warm regards, Connor Family
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nice home, 2 minutes from the beach

  • 4 of 5

booking was easy and the service from "distinctive beach rentals" was outstanding, very friendly and professional.

Everything in the house was clean and neat. The house has everything one can wish for, even 4 bikes and lots of beach gear were provided, including toys for kids.

We also used the charcoal grill a couple of times.

The home was way big enough for us 4 adults and the private pool adds to the relaxation.

Very quiet neighborhood on Ft.Myers Beach, the public beach access is just a 2 minute walk away.

All in all we had tons of fun and a very good time.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this stellar review, we are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. We try very hard to provide everything that you need to escape reality and drift off and enjoy our piece of paradise. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again- real soon! Thanks! Connor Family
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Fantastic family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a family vacation at this wonderful beach home. The house was well stocked with all the amenities that you would want....including items for the beach. Home was clean and beds comfy. We enjoyed the pier at the end of the road for fishing and dolphin watching. The beach was perfect for the little ones.....not crowded like the north end was. Loved having our own private pool if we didn't want to go to the beach. Enjoyed using the trolley to get around as well as the bikes. We enjoyed it so much we hope to come back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this shining review! We are so pleased that your family enjoyed your vacation at our home. We really try to make your getaway special, memorable and cozy. The best news is that we just booked your trip for next year! Be well and thank you!
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Nancy Connor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2018

About Nancy Connor

We fell in love with the gulf coast of Florida in 1998 during our first visit. We went back for another vacation that year for a family holiday and had to purchase this amazing cottage. There was only one other owner since it was built so the family heritage and feel permeated the property- you feel the love. We have renovated it several times with new furniture, baths and a pool! We travel for work and understand the important things such as a pool, warm decor, cozy linens, wifi, smart tv, games, bikes, beach chairs and a beautiful atmosphere. It would be silly to choose another property when you have everything that you need at our warm and cozy beach cottage. We appreciater all of our wonderful guests whom have stayed over the years. We also look forward to many new guests too. Please also let us call if you need help or something needs to be addressed. We're here for you. Thank you! Connor Family

Nancy Connor purchased this house in 1998

Why Nancy Connor chose Mid Island

We love the sun, beach, fun, outdoors, wildlife whether in the Gulf, flying above it or crawling around it. Ft. Myers Beach is easy to access from away, you can completely relax and never have to leave the island, people are friendly and it is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

What makes this house unique

Relaxing, unwinding, turning off the fast paced everyday life. A new in ground heated pool, completed in October, 2016. Enjoy friends and family in our new heated pool- why even leave the grounds? Additional, we love to kayak, run or walk on the beach, bike ride, golf and play tennis. Friends enjoy the jet skis and parasailing as well. Everyone enjoys watching the new sport of kite boarding & wind surfing. All of these activities are followed up by reading a good book on the beach, taking a nap in the warm sunshine, drinking coffee on the lanai and enjoying company of friends both old & new. The best thing is taking time to enjoy one another.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful 2 weeks here-

Everything so pleasant and cozy. Really felt like home in paradise. Weather great! Thanks for having all of the conveniences we needed for a marvleous vacation.

Great family house.
Dec 2011
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Florida South West or RSW
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bay Bistro Marina
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Key West Ferry
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Bonita area
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Estero blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bay Bistro or Junkanoo
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
our private beach. 50 yards from our front door.
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $145 + Tax
reservation fee $55 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
damage waiver $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

All fees are totaled and collected from realtor/ management company.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.