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**WHY RENT ORDINARY**Water Front Canal*Minutes to Beaches*Walking & Biking Paths

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,360 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 27 - 30 nights


About the property

Tucked away in the exclusive Palm Acres subdivision of only 5 cul-de-sacs of homes (in the Shell Pt. Community), the setting has been described by other renters and visitors as BREATH TAKING...with canal views of the Caloosahatchee River and only mangroves across the canal...perfect for your VACATION GET-AWAY. Enjoy watching the DOLPHINS and MANATEE feeding or playing, diving PELICANS and birdlife, and schools of jumping fish. Take a STROLL along the waters edge of Shell Pt. peninsula; a SWIM in the inviting, heated pool; toss in your FISHING line from the dock; or LOUNGE on the comfortable lanai.

The LOCATION is IDEAL...just MINUTES to SANIBEL and FT. MYERS beaches as well as Bunche Beach with preserve trails and canoe park, (the Woodland's) GOLF COURSE, outlet mall, restaurants, shopping, and library...and approximately 25-30 minutes to RSW airport. The neighborhood offers miles of pleasant BIKING or WALKING, including approximately a 2 mile designated walking path along the water's edge of Shell Pt. peninsula...another great spot for DOLPHIN or MANATEE watching. Friday morning Farmer's Market is just 3 blocks away. A Concert Hall and non-denominational church are also just a few blocks away.

The one-level home is stunningly updated and well-appointed with all the COMFORTS of home. Hardwood floors are throughout and compliment the warm, tasteful decor. The living room is centered between the dining room and the game room (with pool table and stretching/exercise area). Adjacent to the dining room is a stunning kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances as well as a cozy family room...ALL WITH VIEWS of the water and walkout to the lanai/pool. The home offers a split bedroom floor plan. The master bedroom also walks onto the lanai/pool area and includes laundry off the master bath. There are 2 additional bedrooms-- one with queen bed and ensuite bathroom, and the other furnished with office desk and twin bed.

This home has been meticulously maintained. As it is our 'home', we are requesting renters who would maintain it as we do. NO SMOKERS OR PETS.


Feel free to contact us directly with inquiries at: 612-759-3011 or 612-791-8353. NO SOLICITORS PLEASE.


- downtown Ft. Myers 1st Friday Art Crawl and 3rd Friday Music walk

- downtown Centennial Park outdoor concerts

- Lakes Park concerts, Renaissance Festival, and Wednesday Farmer's Market

- Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Theater and the Florida Repitory Theater (downtown)

- Weekend art fairs Fort Myers, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples

- MN Twins and Boston Redsox Spring Training

- Designated walking and biking path along Summerlin Rd/McGregor Blvd as well as designated bike lane to Sanibel and over the Sanibel Causeway (beautiful Causeway ride along the water!). Designated biking paths on Sanibel

- Sanibel JN Ding Darling National Wildlife and Bird Refuge

- Sanibel and Captiva shelling beaches (on the recent list of National Geographic's top 21 best beaches in the world)

- CAPTIVA CRUISES...half or full day excursions to nearby undeveloped islands (Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, or Cayo Costa), dolphin and wildlife cruise, sunset entertainment cruise with music

- FREE trolley to Fort Myers Beach, Lover's Key, other beaches on Estero Island (trolley stop next to Walmart on San Carlos Blvd)

- Half-day or full-day fishing excursions and boat rentals are available at the marinas along San Carlos Blvd toward Ft. Myers Beach.

- KEY WEST ferry travel for 1 day or several to Key West

- Reknowned Jazz artists at The Roadhouse Cafe and Twisted Vine restaurants. Other musicians at various local restaurants.

- local Brewhouses

Feel free to contact us directly with inquiries at: 612-759-3011 or 612-791-8353. NO SOLICITORS PLEASE.

Rental Rates:

May - October $6438/mo. U.S. (inc. tax)

November & December $6882/mo. U.S. (inc. tax)

January $7104/mo. U.S. (inc. tax)

February & March $7548/mo. U.S. (inc. tax)

April $6882/mo. U.S. (inc. tax)

Additional $1000 damage deposit (refundable if property is left in same condition as upon arrival) plus $300 cleaning fee.

Contact Cheryl or Paul - NO SOLICITORS PLEASE!

612-759-3011 or 612-791-8353

Keywords: Ideal South Ft. Myers Location of Palm Acres in the Shell Pt. Community, Minutes to Sanibel or Ft. Myers Beach, Woodland's Golf Blocks Away, Biking and Walking Paths, Well Appointed Private Home with Large Swimming Pool and Lanai Overlooking Mangroves and the Caloosahatchee River.

More Details

Paul and Cheryl LaRue
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Paul and Cheryl LaRue

contact information Cheryl and Paul: 612-759-3011 or 612-791-8353

Paul and Cheryl LaRue purchased this house in 1996

Why Paul and Cheryl LaRue chose Shell Point

The breath taking views of the river, mangroves, and canal as well as the location near Sanibel, Ft. Myers Beach, Bunche Beach preserve trails and canoe park...we bike to all! Quiet neighborhood. Tranquil setting.

What makes this house unique

Again, the million dollar views and tranquility. Having the availability of walking around Shell Pt. peninsula with wildlife and river views any time of the day is wonderful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are looking for a beach destination for our upcoming wedding. We chose this location because it was central to both Sanibel, Captiva, and Fort Myers Beaches. The owner went above and beyond in helping us with contacts for local wedding planners, and suggested the quaint Chapel by the Sea on Captiva, CasaYBel, and other locations . She saved us hours (or maybe weeks) of searching so that we could really enjoy our 6 weeks stay in their lovely home. We are so grateful for all the hospitality! Definitely would come back, and give this home and vacation a 5-star rating for hospitality, location, tranquil setting, and beautiful home!
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Shell Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom has 2 vanities as well and separate laundry.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bedroom ensuite bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pool bath with interior access off kitchen as well as pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with full ensuite bathroom and flat screen TV.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and separate laundry.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Office with daybed. Views of canal from office desk.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located directly on a canal with breathtaking views of the Caloosahatchee River and the dolphins or manatee feeding, diving pelicans, schools of jumping fish. If you enjoy walking, the neighborhood is quaint and amenable. There is also a 2 mile walk in the neighborhood along the river's edge around Shell Pt. Village. The location is 5-30 minutes from beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, kayaking or canoeing, parasailing, jet skiing, boat rental, dolphin cruises, Key West Express boat, shopping, restaurants, farmer's markets, hospital, library and post office, RSW airport.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Our favorite time on the Gulf Coast - April

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this home to use as a base to explore...downtown Ft. Myers, Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel. But the best part was limited tourist traffic by staying in April, which is more of a shoulder-season; and guaranteed warm, sunny weather. This home is so inviting, we actually didn’t want to leave the peaceful setting. Never got tired of watching the dolphins play in the canal, taking a refreshing swim, walking. The home itself is really comfortable. A home-away-from-home!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Waterfront Home

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic and one of the best we've ever rented. And we've rented a lot of houses over the years. The home itself was so comfortable and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need. The lanai and pool area were wonderful and the pool was always at a constant 85 degrees. Beautiful. And the views were wonderful. While we didn't do too much in the Fort Myers area and thought that the six dollar toll to go to Sanibel was a bit much especially with all of the traffic, we did love the walk around Shell Point and it's fairly easy to get around on bikes. Lots of sidewalks. And while we were a bit skeptic about the home owners saying we would see dolphins from the pier by the home, they were there every single day for the entire month!!! So entertaining. Never got tired of watching for them to show up, like clock work between 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Our favorite restaurant turned out to be the Dixie Fish Company over by Fort Myers Beach. Delicious food and great views. Their Happy Hour can't be beat - two dollar draft beers. We highly recommend this home and we plan on going back.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Waterfront Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay in this beautiful was so comfortable and well-appointed! We loved just relaxing by the heated pool overlooking the canal and river; nearly everyday we saw dolphins swim by, and there were always fish jumping and birds flying by to entertain us as well! We also really enjoyed the neighborhood... we rode the included bikes in the afternoons, and walked/ran 'around the horn' nearly every morning- the wonderful pathways around the Shell Point Island compound included river/bay views, garden plots, a marina, and even an Orchid House! When we were able to tear ourselves away from the comfortable home, we followed the suggestions of the VERY helpful owners and explored various Farmer's Markets in the area (even one that we could walk to from the house, at Shell Point!) as well Fort Myers during the 1st Friday Art Crawl and the 3rd Friday Music Crawl... very fun! Their restaurant recommendations were excellent, as we loved the Roadhouse (great jazz) and the Lazy Flamingo (favorite grouper sandwich ever!) on Sanibel Island. Speaking of Sanibel, we really appreciated the (perfect!) location of this home, as we were very easily able to run onto Sanibel numerous times. (We also had looked for a rental home there, but found that this property was much nicer than most of them there, on beautiful water, and more reasonably priced!) Thank-you so much Cheryl and Paul, for all of your hard work, and for sharing your beautiful property with us! We will definitely be back! :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The time went too fast in this BEAUTIFUL home!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire vacation went so smoothly...from check-in to check-out. We went to quite a few of the homeowner's recommended activities and events (first Friday art walk and third Friday music walk in downtown Ft. Myers, Barbara B Mann performing arts, quaint Arcade Theater--plays, Ding Darling wildlife sanctuary, many farmer's markets and art fairs) and restaurants. There were 2 bikes to use and many great biking and walking paths. Sometimes we just spent the entire day by the pool watching all the wildlife in the canal. The time went by so fast! We loved every moment of our stay, and completely enjoyed the beautiful home and private water front setting.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best month for a SW Florida get-away

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to do a see in this part of Florida. Downtown Fort Myers has art and music crawls twice a month. There are lots of parks for nature walks and seeing the local wild life. And the beaches are not as crowded in January. So you can catch lots of sun and sunsets without the crowds. We loved the location of this home. The home provided wonderful amenities (like heated pool), and was very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and would come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this home in March off and on for the past 13 years. The owners have continued to improve on the quality of the furnishings, etc. and have kept this home in top condition. However, the location is what captures us. The setting is indescribable with magnificent water views. It's so close to everything...3 miles to Sanibel Island or quaint Bunche Beach, 6 miles to Ft. Myers Beach, 25 minutes to the airport, and shops just down Summerlin Rd. The home is tucked away from the 'hustle and bustle'. There are many beautiful walks to take in the neighborhood. Our home-away-from-home.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ft Myers International (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
US 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Shell Pt
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bunche Beach
Car: recommended

World renowned sugar sand beaches of Sanibel Island are just minutes away, as well as the colorful beach front restaurants and shops of Ft. Myers Beach, and tranquil palm tree-lined beach and canoe park at Bunche Beach.

The Lighthouse Marina and Punta Rassa Marina are 5 minutes away, boat rental at Sanibel and Ft. Myers Beach marinas 15 minutes away, deep sea fishing excursions and Key West Express boat also just 15 minutes away.

If bird or wild life watching is your passion, this SW Florida location offers some of the best...Ding Darling on Sanibel, 6-Mile Cypress Slough and Lakes Park in Ft Myers, Koreshan State Park in Bonita Springs, Naples Zoo. Dolphin watching cruises leave from Sanibel Harbor Resort (3 miles away) or Cativa's South Sea Plantation.

Shell Point's Woodlands Golf Course is less than one mile away.

One of SW Florida's best Farmer's Markets is located nearby in stunning Lakes Park every Wednesday (Oct-April). The park also offers 275 acreas of walking and biking trails as well as conoe and paddle boat rentals. Several other Farmer's Markets are just minutes away as well.

Enjoy the art crawls or music crawls of downtown Ft. Myers as well as the numerous weekend art shows of Sanibel, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, and Naples. Can't miss the sand sculpture contest or Shrimp Fest on Ft. Myers Beach!

If you're up for a short drive, the Florida Everglades are about 1.5 hours away. Other great day trips would be to see the Ringling Bros Circus Museum or Dali Museum in Sarasota, Bush Gardens in Tampa, infamous South Beach in Miami, the quaint artistic community of Matlacha...known as 'little Key West'. Orlando/Disneyland is 3.5 hours away.

Just outside your door are biking, walking, and roller blading paths. The bicycle ride over the Sanibel Causeway is stunning. Ride for miles adjacent to Summerlin Rd. on it's designated bike/pedestrian path...connecting to other bicycle trails and The Twins baseball stadium.

If jet skiing, parasailing, paddle boating are on your adjenda head to Ft. Myers Beach...just 15 minutes away.

Or just enjoy the tranquil pool side setting watching the birdlife, dolphins, and manatee in this home's back yard.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

This is a private home, and renters are asked to treat respectfully and maintain in excellent condition. Cleaning services are not provided, and routine cleaning is requested.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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