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Speaks: english

Beautiful Beach Front Resort Property, Full Beach View.

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Smugglers Cove Condominiums is located approximately in the middle of Estero Island, Ft. Myers Beach Florida. Its location is unique to the formation of the beach. The depth and quality of the sand fine and naturally packed, perfect for the early morning runner, towel dweller or the sandcastle architect.

Recreationally the beach offers, boating, kayaking, wave runners, parasailing, off shore and bay fishing. As a matter of fact in front of our property we have a double sandbar, one closer in and the other out a far distance. Both are easily reached and as a result of these sandbars, the surf is perfect for swimming and surf fishing. We boast some of the best surf fishing up and down the west coast of Florida.

The Island also boasts an abundance of wildlife with bird varieties like, Storks, Green & Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, White Ibis, Burrowing Owl, Osprey, Pelicans and more. We have Porpoise & Manatee, Rays and Horseshoe Crabs.

More than anything the beach is peaceful, restful, rejuvenating. This is a perfect spot for the family vacation. Easy pace, away from the hustle and bustle of other destinations. Here you enjoy the sun, the lapping surf, fine sand, and gorgeous sunsets.

Our condominium has just been renovated for the 2010-2011 season. We have created an upscale, welcoming and comfortable setting likened to that of a five star resort. In our travels, we have stayed in many rental properties. Most are furnished as a rental, some are furnished like a home. We go back to those furnished like a home and we believe that most would feel and want the same thing.

If you choose to dine out there are restaurants from casual to fine dining close by to twenty minutes away. Should you cook in note that the kitchen is fully equipped with all new appliances, cookware, utensils, glass and dinnerware. There is a full service grocery store (Publix) a stones throw away and freshly caught gulf shrimp is just up by the bridge in the marina just before coming onto the island.

The only thing left is to have some fun. Enjoy your stay.

Keywords: Beach Front, Florida, Condo, Ft. Myers Beach, Remodeled, Luxury

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About John

My wife and I are working professionals residing in Houston, TX. Marsha is a nursing home administrator for a large not for profit facility and I am a small business owner. We love to travel and our passion takes us the world over. However when we just want to get away, unwind and rest, we love to come down here to the beach and forget about things for a while. I've been coming to this beach for approximately 36 years now. Let's face it, man is attracted to water, and frankly depending on one's circumstances any beach can be wonderful. Well, I/we have been to many sun spots around the world and yes most are quite beautiful. Some with deep sand, others white or pink, the water varies in shades of blue & green. One thing about most beaches though is the apparent need to facilitate or add entertainment of some kind, like we need a distraction. This is why I love this place. It's sand, surf and me and that combination spells perfect.

John purchased this condo in 1979

Why John chose Fort Myers Beach

My parents purchased this condominium in 1979 pre-construction. Ft. Myers Beach was a relatively unknown destination and the beach was just starting to truly develop. My parents wanted this property for the family and for the most part did not rent it except to the occasional friend. They have since passed on. We decided that we wanted to keep this condominium for the foreseeable future as we love coming here and want our family to continue to enjoy it also. Our decision to rent it is to help offset the expenses associated with the ownership.

What makes this condo unique

We love to walk or run up and down the several miles of beach here on this island. We may do so several times a day. Our condo is on the 5th floor of a 6 story building and the views are wonderful. Mornings begin with an run of the beach followed by breakfast and hot coffee out on the lanai watching for the porpoise run moving to the north. The days are filled with laying on the beach or out by the pool reading a good book until falling asleep. I'll on occasion surf fish off the beach in front of us and take the keepers from the surf to the grill located under the shade of the Tiki Hut on the property. Nothing beats a freshly caught grilled fish dinner. Those caught that are not keepers I flip into the waiting clapping bill of a friendly pelican that is always close by. The back bay offers boating or kayaking just a few minutes behind us. We love to kayak in the back bay where the water is still, the bird life outstanding and the spotting of Manatee normal. Some of our best memories have been back there. The day ends as it begins for us. We never tire of the sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. They are simply breath taking and from the lanai, with my wife and a good bottle of wine a perfect ending to a perfect day.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beach Front Resort Property, Full Beach View.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great Choice!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Ft. Myers and we could not have stayed at a better place. Not only is the condo very clean, but it has all of the top notch items you would find in your own home. We loved the fact that we could walk a few steps from the building and we were stepping on sand (that was a big hit with the kids). We found the location to be excellent (i.e., grocery store, excellent restaurants, beach, kayaking, boat rental, etc. were all within a short distance). Overall our stay was excellent.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and please come back to our beach again & again.
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Evansville, IN

Awesome condo!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you John and Marsha for having the perfect vacation spot! Everything was perfect, the decor,amenities and the lovely and thoughtful gift baskets made us feel so welcome. Thank you for your hospitality.

Eddie and Tracy Gunn

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want you to feel welcome when you stay with us. You're here to relax and recharge the batteries as it were. The small gift to you is our thanks for the gift you give us through visiting our little slice of heaven.
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Superb gulf view condo

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained, well designed condo. In fact, it was better than the pictures portrayed. Very clean and well stocked for every need. The owner's surprise gifts were so thoughtful, it made our stay even more delightful. We have come to the area for several years and stayed at various locations, but Ft. Myers Beach is one of the best beaches around for walking, biking and shelling. The condo even has a pleasant grassy area in front of the beach with chairs provided that is perfect for people watching and there is always a parade.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I agree, Ft. Myers Beach is the perfect spot to relax, walk it's 7 plus miles of beach and pass the day away shelling, enjoying the surf, the shells, the birds and the people.
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St. Joe Indiana

Great Beachfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo has everything for a perfect week at the beach! The owners have done a great job making sure you are comfortable and the condo unit itself is very well maintained. From the moment we arrived and received a gift basket (all our favorite things-not sure how you knew!!), everything we needed for the beach - towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, games for our one rainy day are provided! The mid island location was great and having the Publix so close was also nice. Rented bikes for the week to ride the beach to Time Square. Enjoyed lunch at Bayside Bistro, brunch at Flippers, happy hour at the Fish House and for a nice seafood dinner we went to Fresh Catch Bistro. Will definitely return to this condo and would highly recommend to our friends. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful condo!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

John n Marsha's unit on Smuggletscove was exceptional! I don't want to brag too much about it because I know once the word gets out about this gem it will be harder to find availability. The unit was first class full of top end appliances and special touches. The location was perfect and whether you are an avid beach walker or chair sitter there is something for everyone. This is a perfect getaway no matter what the event. After our arrival, we were already planning our next visit. There are grill areas, shady grassy areas and a lovely pool area not to mention an enclosed outside reading area and laundry.Thank you for making our anniversary getaway so enjoyable, relaxing and worry free! We can't wait to come back!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It was our hope that you would have a memorable anniversary retreat. Sounds like mission accomplished! We hope to hear from you again. Sincerely, John
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Vancouver, BC

Top notch condo

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful vacation in this apartment. While Smugglers Cove is an older complex, it is very well maintained and has a spectacular location on the best part of the beach. The pool is warm and clean, and there are lots of lounge chairs available at the pool and on the grass by the beach. John, the owner, is very responsive and made sure we had everything we needed, even going to the trouble of getting grab bars for the tub when he knew we would have a senior with us. The apartment is nicely renovated and equipped with everything you could want. We found the location perfect for visiting Sanibel, Naples, Everglades etc, and the Publix is just a short walk away. Nothing beats a long walk along the beach at sunset, or eating breakfast on the lanai while watching pelicans fishing and dolphins jumping through the waves. If we come back to Fort Myers Beach again we won't even consider any other apartment. We couldn't do better than this.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elisabeth, Thank you for you kind review. It was nice to get to know you a little through our emails. I'm glad you had a great vacation and that you enjoyed our condo, and had a place to entertain your friends as well. We look forward to hearing from you again in the future. Meanwhile, hunker down, that polar vortex is quite a shocker. Sincerely, John
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Rates & Availability

Mid Island Condo Rental Rates

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Off Season
Apr 9 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 21 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Reservation Process Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Mid Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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