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Paradise found - Beautiful Beach, Broadband,HD TVs, well kept,clean, comfortable

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + 2 sofas, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to our spacious corner unit: 2 bedroom/2 full baths vacation condo/Captains Bay. Vacationing there you are on the best part of the island. Located mid-island off of Estero Blvd. Beautifully landscaped all year around and just a walk down the driveway to cross the street to the best part of sugar-sand beach.

Steps away you have our beach, Santini Plaza with restaurants and shops (everything you need is there), Fish Tail Marina offers you all from boating to fishing, beautiful scenery, dining on the wharf, and a boardwalk as an alternative to walking our beautiful beach. The trolley stop is at the foot of our driveway to take you from Times Square to Bonita Springs & back daily 7 days a wk.

Our condominium is a spacious corner unit with 1178 sq. ft. under A/C with additional area in the lanai on the bayside. The condo offers a king-sized bed in the master bedroom suite, with a walk-in closet, double sink bathroom with corner shower stall & toilet separated from the sink & dressing area. Also a LCD flat screen TV is in the bedroom.

The guest room offers a queen size bed with full closet & private entrance to the 2nd full bathroom with both tub & shower. Also a LCD flatscreen TV is in the 2nd bedrrom. Both bathrooms offer separate linen closets with all linens and towels provided.

On the Gulf side of the condominium is the front entrance with a balcony view of the Gulf. The Bay side has a protected lanai (with entrance from both the living area and the master bedroom) with overhead light as well as table and chairs for four to dine or relax just watching the wildlife & view.

The living area boasts a very comfortable corner sofa, coffee table, and end table with overhead fan and light as well. The entertainment center with all its amenities & 46' LCD flat screen tv with more than 80 channels and premium stations as well is located in the living room but can be viewed from the lanai, or formal dining area. Broadband Internet hook-up and Wireless is there as well.

Besides offering a spacious open full kitchen, there is a breakfast nook off the kitchen on the Gulf side with a table that sits four as well. The breakfast nook is located next to the full laundry room with a full washer and dryer. In garage storage area there is for the vacationers beach ware and we offer beach towels, beach chairs, beach buggy, coolers and beach chairs.

The last two dining or sitting areas are the formal dining area with the three alcove windows looking out over the palm trees, this area seats four with full-size table as well and last the two bar stools that are used for a quick breakfast or snack right at the island of the kitchen. From the bar stools, dining area, living room area, and lanai the TV in the living room area can be viewed.

Also unlimited long distance calling to US and Canada only on our land phone.

Keywords: 2 bedroom/2 bath spacious conrner unit

More Details

Property Manager
Liv Undhjem
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Liv Undhjem

We are a small family from Norway currently living in Melbourne, Australia. I grew up in a ski resort in the Western part of Norway. I have grown very fond of Florida since my first visit in 1988 when I worked as an Attraction Hostess at the Norwegian Pavilion at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. My husband also has a soft spot for the US, he took his Masters at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.

Liv Undhjem purchased this condo in 2009

Why Liv Undhjem chose South Island

We love to travel, and my daughter was 6 months when she first visited the States; San Fran and Napa Valley :) At age 3 she conquered Miami beach and we visited the beaches there 2 years in a row. Then we discovered South Fort Myers beach when my American relative bought a condo, and we never looked back. After many visits and wonderful vacations, we took the leap in 2008 and bought this place - in the same building as my relative has hers.

What makes this condo unique

We love to spend time here, and come as often as we can. When looking for our own place, we knew we wanted to be in the area we had grown so fond of, with the fantastic beach across the road, my early morning sunrise walks at the beach, collecting shells and spotting dolphins and birds. Lazy lunches at the Holiday Inn Tiki Bar, the best Pizza in the world at Sandbar, delicious Ice cream at Truly Scrumptious and wonderful food and wine at South Beach Grille - all within minutes walk. I fell in love with the Bamboo floors and the granite countertops in our condo, and the beautiful blue colors on the walls. We love eating breakfast at the Lanai, where we overlook the Mangrove Forest and can only hear the birds and the wildlife, and we forget about time and relax. In the afternoon we sit outside at our front door area - having something cold to drink, a good magazine or book to read - and just soak up the sun and the ambiance. It is so relaxing to be there, and since this is our vacation home, we have made it comfortable and cozy, and like to keep in clean and well kept so our guests can enjoy it as much as we do. We play tennis at the court right next to our building (we provide rackets) and go for a swim in the heated condo pool a minute´s walk away, my daughter´s absolute favorite place to be when she was smaller. Now she just as much enjoys to play and swim in the Gulf, which is warm year round, but perhaps a bit 'refreshing' during the winter months. There are lots of things to do and see in the area, water sports at the beach, but we often just get too lazy, and enjoy spending slow time together as a family. However, we like to shop and the Miromar outlet is a treasure trove we have to visit every time we are there. Another 'must do' each time is at least one visit to the Bay Front Bistro a few minutes up the road. We love doing lunch outside, watching the Back Bay and savoring their excellent food and drink. Hope you will come and visit our paradise and condo!


South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1),1 comfortable fold up bed with all linens provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Paradise found - Beautiful Beach, Broadband,HD TVs, well kept,clean, comfortable
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Our stay was great!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Thanks so much

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Condo set up perfect. Everything you need is provided for your stay.

Perfect location, short walk across street from the most beautiful sugar-sand beach.

Restaurants, CVS, Entertainment, Medical Urgent Care, 7-ll, Subway Subs, Liquor Store, Shops, Ice Cream Parlor & beautiful Sunsets within walking distance. Also beach trolley at the end of the driveway.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers Beach in the spring time

  • 5 of 5

We stay at a condo on the south end of FMB. The more subdued section of FMB. The beach itself is beautiful and a very short walk from our condo.Morning walks on the beach are peaceful. Watching the sunset is inspiring. The weather in March is usually in the 70's to low 80's. Close to the condo is a plaza within walking distance with shops and restaurants. A pharmacy and grocery are quick drives. You can rent a boat, rent a skidoo, take a dolphin tour or just rent an umbrella on the beach. Our condo building is well taken care of. The grounds are immaculate and we love spending time at the pool. We have been renting this same condo for 4-5years now and it feels like home. The owner is very interested in making our stay more comfortable. When you enjoy you surroundings, it makes for an enjoyable vacation

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Condo for Your Florida Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This condo was everything we had hoped for and more! We traveled with a 1 and 4 year old, and Liv had a playpen and portable high chair for us to use which helped a lot when packing to travel. She also has beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, etc...everything you will need for the beach. The beach was beautiful and just a short walk across the street. We found a lot of beautiful shells and the beach was never overcrowded. The restaurants were delicious, even though they were more expensive that what we are used to back home. We loved the pool at the condo as well. If we weren't at the beach, we were at the pool. It was perfect for the ages of our children.

You won't find a better person to work with than Liv. She answered all of our questions and ensured that our stay exceeded our expectations. Every person we met that lived at the condo was incredibly nice and welcoming. We will definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome condo with short walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

We were here March 26-April 2. The condo was absolutely perfect. Great location, clean, surpassed our expectations.

We had the best time!

- played tennis (on the courts right outside of the condo, and also at the Bay Oaks Rec Center where you can play in a round-robin every morning with other players … just sign up when you arrive at the Bay Oaks courts behind the Rec center)

- had lunch at Bootleggers (great food!)

- swam in the pool closest to us (perfect temp & clean)

- walked to the beach every day (it’s a short walk … probably 2 blocks from condo to the Gulf)

- walked for miles on the beach every morning & at sunset

- saw dolphins & sting ray

- went shelling (if you’re looking for great shelling, go in the morning during low tide and walk towards Lovers Key)

- went boating (the marina is a 4-block walk and you can rent boats, kayaks, etc)

- shopped & ate ice cream at Santini Plaza (3 blocks away)

- had appetizers & cocktails at Pinchers Beach Bar while listening to bands & watching the sunset(located on the beachside of the Wyndham)

- used the grill most nights for dinners and ate out on the lanai … enjoyed this very much!

This was our 3rd trip to Ft Myers Beach, and we normally take the trolley or drive down to Times Square on the north end of the island but we were happy just staying on the south end this trip.

Our 2 children (ages 17 and 9) said it was the best spring break ever!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo - great location!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay here. The condo is very well-kept and the location is perfect! It is far enough away from the noise of Times Square and a very short jaunt across the street from the beach. There is a trolley cart for the beach gear which makes it really easy. The kitchen is well equipped and having the laundry within the condo itself is great. Publix grocery is just a short distance up Estero Blvd. We found this very handy. Bike rental was only a block away. We rented bikes for one day @ $10 each and biked Lovers Key park, as well as the whole strip.

There are only 3 condos per floor in this building. It was a quieter time as some people were heading home for Christmas. We found the people that we did run in to all extremely friendly and social.

Liv was awesome to work with for the rental process. We will definitely rent this unit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Regional South West (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
Tiki Bar at Holiday Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Fort Myers Beach Golf club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Restaurant
South Beach and several others at Santi Plaza
Nearest Beach
South Fort Myers Beach/ Holiday Inn


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.