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Royal Palms Getaway;2BR w/ Priv Pool,Dock,Beach Access PERFECT,Mid-Island

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

South Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort Myers Beach from a furnished private house on the canal. Two bedroom, one with a new posturepedic king-size bed and one with twin beds. Fully equipped kitchen; utility room with washer and dryer and solar heated screened in pool. Furnished in casual island style just across the street from seven miles of beautiful sandy beaches.

Convenient to restaurants, shops, movie theater and golf. Shell Gas station, Colonial Bank, Island Hair Gallery, 7-11 within a block. Located at the southern end of the island, this house is the perfect retreat for couples and families. Close enough to water sports, fishing and shopping. Everything is within reach yet this home is in a quiet area with residents, Royal Palm Trees and warm ocean breezes. At the end of the street is Charley's Boat House Grill which has been a local favorite for over 25 years. Also we are close to the Outrigger.

Forget your watch at home, bask in the sun, walk the beach, and enjoy the tropical flowers on Fort Myers Beach where tomorrow will be just as tough!

Karen,

Just a quick note to say we had a great time. The cottage is very nice, you have it furnished beautifully, it's well maintained and clean. I will tell my friends about it and I'll come back again.

The weather was great so we enjoyed the pool & beach.

Thanks again

Deb

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Don and Karen Ostendorf
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2016
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About Don and Karen Ostendorf

We bought this house for retirement as it is small, cute, and cozy. It is about 900 sq. ft. and has everything we need including a dock and the canal so we have easy access to fishing. We are now at retirement age and still feel the same way after many visits to the island. Our cottage is all on the ground level, we have 7-11 at the end of the street, our own beach access and plenty of privacy in our lanai if we just want to lounge by the pool.

Don and Karen Ostendorf purchased this house in 2002

Why Don and Karen Ostendorf chose Fort Myers Beach

I think the weather was the deciding factor. We are from the Midwest and here in Minnesota, summer is too short. The flowers and the palm trees are so therapeutic that we couldn't resist. We also like the mid-island location as we can access the South end bridge or the North end bridge so it is very convenient.

What makes this house unique

We have all the comforts of home. We like to think that we have covered all the details and we know our guests appreciate the amenities that we have to make their vacation special.

Karen,

I stayed at your Beach Bungalow at beautiful Ft. Myers Beach the first

week of March. I'm an amateur photographer and took about 400 photos

while I was there, one of which I submitted to the Star Tribune website

for their gallery of vacation photos. Well, they printed it in the Travel

Section of yesterday's paper (Sunday May 17th). It made me very happy to

be able to share my vacation memories with the paper's readers. Here's a

copy for your enjoyment. Feel free to use it anyway you wish to market

your wonderful beach house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was in the 90's every day. We had nothing planned just took each day as a blessing to be together. It was nice to sit by the pool or on the dock. The fishing was bad--caught only one all week. Great restaurants we discovered. Charley's Boat House, Sunflower Café and the "kitchen table".

Other thoughts to share: You have a piece of paradise here. Every room is nicely furnished and the kitchen was well equipped.
Aug 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Royal Palms Getaway;2BR w/ Priv Pool,Dock,Beach Access PERFECT,Mid-Island
average rating of 4.883333 based on 74 reviews
Fall River
5

Cozy little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay for softball tournament in Fort Myers. This was a perfect location for us due to softball fields 20 minutes away and we had the beach between games. Will definitely be back next year for next tournament. Thank you Karen for letting us use your home, it was a great place to come back to each night for relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, We look forward to having you back again, soon. We always have some warm ocean breezes and evening sunsets to share. Don and Karen
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5

Perfect little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented this property to celebrate her 50th birthday and it was perfect for the two of us. The house is well taken care of and easy to take care while staying there. The pool was perfect for a quick dip after a day out exploring the beaches. A very quiet neighborhood. We loved how close it was to times square and Sanibel/Captiva island. We were visited by a very friendly egret who let us take his picture and followed us around the yard.

The owner is easy to reach for questions and fast reply to them as well. The house is properly advertised and represented. Overall great experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelly, So thrilled that you had a great time. You were so respectful of our little cottage and we really appreciate it. If you need some more rest and relaxation we look forward to having you back again. Don and Karen
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our beach home rental was the perfect size and location for our family. The beach was easily accessible across the street and the private dock on the bay was a wonderful addition. We enjoyed the private pool and restaurants nearby as well. The house provided everything we needed in addition to some things that we weren't expecting such as fishing poles, floats, beach toys and chairs, and games just to name a few. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it. We hope to return in the near future! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenny, We like our mid-island location which is also so handy to the beach access. A quiet street with a pool, and fishing from the dock. We look forward to having you as our guests again in the future. Don and Karen
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5

Awesome Awesome Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VBRO and our first time going to Fort Myers Beach. The Royal Palms Getaway was awesome. We loved the location, the access to the beach and the feeling of being at home. The owners make it so enjoyable and friendly that you feel like your at home. Everything you need to go to beach and enjoy the Florida sun, gulf water and ocean breezes. Get up in morning and drink coffee by pool before going in for a relaxing swim. Walk to beach and sun on the beach. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to enjoy beach and a vacation. As I stated in tile Awesome Awesome and Awesome. That is for the house and the owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brad, It has been a pleasure to have you as our guests. Thank you for choosing us and welcome to the beach family. Don and Karen
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4

Nice two bedroom 1 bath house on the canal with a dock and plunge pool

  • 4 of 5

The house was comfortable. clean and well stocked with towels, dishes and a full kitchen as well as a washer and dryer which we made use of. There is a screened lanai with a pool , patio furniture and lounges. There were also beach toys, chairs and an umbrella for renters' use. There were labels and notes posted regarding the internet, remotes and what was expected which was helpful. The neighborhood is very quiet and just off the main street, Estero. The beach is right across Estero. While we were there we had several cranes "visit" us. They seemed to be looking for handouts and quite comfortable around people. We never did make it to Charlies Boathouse which was right next door. There is also a movie theater within walking distance as well as a 7-11. A Publix market is right down the street. We did have dinner one night at Doc Fords which was very good with a great view of the harbor. All in all this was a great place to stay - it sure beat a hotel or large condo complex. The location was good. The only downside was the ongoing road construction on Estero.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We always have many birds, warm ocean breezes, lots of sunshine, and island adventures waiting for you.... Don and Karen
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5

This beach cottage is a gem!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect cottage! Clean, well kept & so cozy! We looked forward to coming back to the cottage after many full days of kayaking, shopping & taking in all that Ft Myers Beach & Sanibel Island has to offer. And so close to the beach! Thank you for sharing your home with us! It was wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy, We are thrilled that you loved our cottage and the great adventures that we have to offer here on the beach. Hurry Back! Sincerely, Don and Karen
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
RSW
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Outrigger Resort
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
trolley stop
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Estero Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Charlie's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Charley's Boathouse Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Snookbight Yacht Club and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Myers Beach Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
The Fish House
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay Beach Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Lovers Key State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Beached Whale
Nearest Point of Interest
FishTale Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Armando's Day Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Fun Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Pierside Grill Waterfront Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Lovers Key State Park, Ford-Edison Museum, Grab a picnic lunch and head for Lovers Key, named one of Florida's top 10 beaches by The Travel Channel, The island park has some of the most unique views, Enjoy 2 miles of pristine white sand beaches, world class shelling, bridge and back bay fishing, bird watching and excursions to observe loggerhead sea turtles during active periods, as well as endangered West Indian manatees, The Beaches of Fort Myers is recognized and consistently ranked as one of the nation's top destinations, Shower your loved one with confections from Norman Love Confections, handmade in Fort Myers by 2 chocolatiers with a passion for artful morsels, Named as one of the 10 best artisan chocolate makers in the country by USA Today

Karen and Don,

Thank you so much for renting the beach house. We loved our stay in FMB and look forward to a return visit in December. While we were in Florida we looked at buying a home in Fort Myers and to become full time residents

Rates & Availability

South Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
holiday2
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
 
High
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
High 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Spring
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
summer2
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
late summer
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
From
$125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.Rates vary by season. Written cancellation of a rental is required at least 60 days prior to arrival to receive a deposit refund minus a administrative charge of $65.Holiday weeks are an additional $100.Quotes are for 2 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower in tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Fort Myers Beach: Welcome to the beautiful barrier islands of Fort Myers Beach-Estero Island and San Carlos Island – where the sun shines nearly every day and the average temperature is 74 degrees. Beaches are probably the No.1 attraction, with the turquoise blue to bright green waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping at the silky, white sands and seashells – for the collector in everyone. Called the “world’s safest beach”, it’s an ideal site for family vacations, for there are no steep drop-offs, riptides or undertows. Everywhere you go, wildlife is abundant. Shore birds such as egrets,pelicans,spoonbills,seagulls and herons are found near every body of water, from the gulf to the back bay. Sometimes, even the bald eagle can be spotted soaring over our islands. Fishing and boating are popular pastimes for residents and visitors alike – there are even restaurants you can get to by boat for lunch on (or near) the high seas. Yes, the comforts of civilization are evident as well. The m

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