|Minimum Stay||29 nights|
This luxurious condominium is located in a secluded gated community that is surrounded by a pristine nature preserve. You will find a private 2 car garage in front and a tiled, covered and screened lanai in the rear with a lakefront view. Its well-appointed interior has 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, granite kitchen countertops, plush carpeting in the bedrooms and ceramic tile floors everywhere else. You will also find contoured panel cabinetry throughout the kitchen and bathrooms, custom wood shelving added to all closets, central air, ceiling fans in all rooms including the lanai, and a separate laundry room with a washer and dryer. Your vacation condo is located only a few steps from the clubhouse which offers a heated swimming pool and a professionally equipped fitness center.
The master bedroom suite has a queen size bed, side tables with reading lamps, HDTV, clock radio, a spacious walk-in closet, and full glass double sliding doors that open out onto the lanai. You will also find a pleasant sitting and reading area. The large master bath includes a Jacuzzi tub, a glass shower enclosure and a vanity with double sinks.
The roomy guest bedroom has a queen bed with side tables and reading lamps, TV, DVD player, clock radio, ceiling fan and a large closet with custom shelves.
The den features a HDTV, DVD player, DVD collection, games, puzzles and a game table with seating for 4. Of course the den also has comfortable seating for watching TV or reading a book and a ceiling fan with variable lighting.
The fully equipped kitchen has granite countertops, variable lighting, GE Profile appliances, side by side refrigerator with filtered water and ice maker, smooth-top electric range and self cleaning oven, built-in microwave, exhaust fan, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and abundant cabinet and pantry space. The kitchen has a full set of dishware, utensils, cookware and small appliances – coffee maker, toaster, blender. A kitchen nook that seats 4, brightened by the morning sun, is a great place to begin your day with breakfast.
Living Room & Lanai
A comfortable living room offers the entertainment of TV and a DVD player. Seating is provided by a sofa plus chairs that recline and turn. The living room opens out onto a covered and screened lanai via 3 full glass sliding doors. Relax on the lanai with your morning cup of coffee and perhaps something to read. Relax on the lanai in the early evening with a before or after dinner drink. It is an outdoor area you will enjoy any time of day.
The dining room Mediterranean style table can seat 6, and if needed, can easily be extended to seat 8. The room’s atmosphere can be set by adjusting the brightness of the chandelier hanging from above.
Within Portofino’s private gates, serenity reigns with the beauty set among 58 acres of nature preserve, lake, fountains, brick paved concourses and Italian Old World ambiance. Enjoy the uniquely designed lakeside clubhouse with shaded veranda, spacious pool deck and a professionally equipped fitness center. Your vacation home is ideally located with easy access to everything. The beautiful beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel are but 20 minutes away. Closer yet are world class golf, fishing, boating, shopping, dining and the theatre. You are less than 5 minutes from the Minnesota Twins spring training and less than10 minutes from where the Boston Red Sox train. Just relax, or be-on-the-go, no matter what you choose - you will enjoy your dream vacation home.
We first vacationed in Florida in 2004 and immediately knew we found a dream location. We quickly became “snow birds” and spent each winter in Florida. After only two years and wanting more of our newly found paradise, we decided to become year round residents. Most of our lives had been spent in Pennsylvania and most of our vacations were spent on the beaches of New Jersey or sailing in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Now, here in Fort Myers, we can enjoy all the pleasures of the outdoors all year. Every day is a great day to be on the beach, on the water or on a golf course. Once here, you will want to come back again and again. Frank & Carol, Fort Myers, FL
The Owner purchased this condo in 2004
We chose Fort Myers because it offers the best of Florida; the beaches and waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the climate of a tropical paradise, and all the conveniences you expect to find in a large city. It has live theatre, sport complexes, numerous golf courses, medical centers, and all the shops and stores you could ever want. Yet our vacation home, while very close to the city life, is in a resort setting that features a tranquil lake and nature preserve. We have the quiet or the bustle – whichever suits our mood.
Portofino is a centrally located gated community set among 58 acres of nature preserve and Old Italian architecture. Our clubhouse with heated swimming pool and fitness room is only a few steps from our condo door. We are only 1 mile from the local shopping center which offers all of life’s necessities plus half a dozen restaurants. One of our favorite hiking places is the well known Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve – 1 mile away. We mostly hike on our own but do have the choice of taking a guided tour. From its several miles of elevated boardwalk we often see alligators and many species of birds. Other animals we see less often include deer, fox, bobcats and otters. We have never come across a bear which we are told do occasionally pass through the preserve. Baseball is a very popular local sport. We watch the Boston Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park - only 10 minutes away. We watch the Minnesota Twins Spring Training at Hammond Stadium - only 4 minutes away. When spring training is over, Hammond Stadium becomes home field for the Fort Myers Miracle, our minor league team. We will often have a foot-long hotdog and beer while watching our team play. The brief games and contests played between innings in the minor leagues are a bonus – they are almost as entertaining as the regular game. Fort Myers Beach is our favorite place in the sand – 12 miles away. There are palm trees, sand dunes, and all types of watercraft for the adventurous. We often see pelicans swooping down into the water as they fish for their next meal. It also has picnic facilities, grills, restrooms, fishing pier, and beach front shops, snack bars and restaurants. Sometimes we enjoy an ice cream cone as we walk the beach.
We spent January and February at this lovely condo. It is exactly as pictured and described. We felt at home as soon as we got there. It is well equipped with kitchen utensils and all the cleaning supplies one might need to get started. That it is a short walk to the pool was very helpful as I was suffering from some foot problems and this made the pool easily accessible. The beach is a short 25 minute drive and the sand is soft and white...beautiful.
Frank was very helpful in resolving the few minor things that needed attention. It is clear that he takes great pride in offering a beautiful vacation home.
Due to condo rules there is no grill so bring your George Forman if you want to cook out. Also, there are no beach chairs so if you plan to visit the beach bring your own.
We enjoyed our stay so much we will be back in 2015!
We enjoyed Frank's condo immensely. It was so comfortable. Portofino is a nice small community and everyone was so friendly. We like that we could walk to the pool and go for walks around the community.
We met people and look forward to seeing them next year. The Ft Myers Country Club/Golf course was great. The condo is maybe a mile from Hammond Stadium and the Twins games. The condo included beach towels thus making more room in our suitcases for other items. The double garage was great for keeping our car out of the hot sun and storage of our golf clubs. Found a great restaurant at the golf course called The Edison House..good food, also Cheesburger in Paradise...down Daniels across from the Bell Tower shops.Found a back way to get to Miromar and the Gulf Coast Town Center...Treeline Drive...Can't wait to return next year!
Carol and Frank couldn't have been more helpful in making us feel "at home" in their beautiful condo. They came over the day we arrived and answered any questions we had plus showed us how to operate the lights, tv, windows,etc. Carol was thoughtful by bringing us some delicious oranges thus making us really feel welcomed.
The condo was exceptionally clean and well stocked with everything one would need. Everything was upgraded and the pictures are very accurate.
The most useful item was the booklet which contained information about the area, activities, restaurants,etc. We referred to it quite often.
The residents at Portofino were very friendly. We attended the Thirsty Thurdays, card games and water aerobics. Every time we went to the pool we would meet people and have great conversations
We had a wonderful time and would recommend this unit to our family and friends.
My husband and I heartily recommend this condo. It was spacious, well-appointed and ideally located. We spent the month of April there and have already signed up for the same time next year.
The owners were gracious and readily answered any questions we had. I understand that they may be purchasing new living room furniture which will add even more to an already comfortable area.
Residents in the development were uniformly friendly, enhancing the experience we had and helping to make us feel at home very quickly. Check out the water aerobics each day or the 'thirsty Thursday' celebrations and you'll see what I mean.
We thoroughly enjoyed our month's stay at this unit. It is as portrayed on VRBO. We have stayed at several locations in the area and liked this location the best of all. It is close to the Twins Spring Training Park, close to Sun Harvest and other shopping areas for necessities. It is an area that is close to a lot of attractions but not in the heavy US 41 or beach traffic. We liked the location of this unit in the development, close to the clubhouse/swimming pool and the lanai in the shade on the north side to avoid the intense sun. It also backs up to a water view of the birds and turtles. We would recommend this unit to others and we would definitely stay here again if it is available.
This beautiful, spacious, comfortable and very clean condo has a great location. It is close to shopping, restaurants and golfing. The owner was very helpful in answering our questions and the kitchen has everything you need. Portofino is a wonderful gated community and very well maintained. We spent one month at Portofino and had a very relaxing holiday. My husband and I loved it and would definetly come back and recommend this condominium to our friends.
Play 18 different Golf Courses within 15 miles, Relax on the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel – 12 miles, Visit the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium – 5 miles, Watch the Boston Red Sox spring training at JetBlue Park – 6 miles, Watch the Minnesota Twins spring training in Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex – 2 miles,
Enjoy Deep Sea Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico – 11 miles, Watch ECHL Division Ice Hockey – Florida Everblades – 12 miles, Hike the Guided tours of the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve – 1 mile, Shop at the Bell Tower Shops and the Gulf Coast Town Center and the Coconut Point Mall. Shop the the Tanger Outlets or the Miromar Outlets. Shop the Fleamaster Fleamarket. All stores and outlets and fleamarket within 15 miles, Guided Tours of the Babcock Ranch – 35 minutes, Seminole Casino of Immokalee – 40 minutes, Naturalist Guided Tours in the Everglades National Park - 90 minutes, Disney World - 3 hours away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
29 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Exit cleaning fee||$125|
One calendar month is minimum stay
$250.00 deposit due to confirm reservation.
50% of rental fee due 120 days prior to arrival.
Balance of rental fees due 30 days prior to arrival.
Fees payable by personal check
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.