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Beachfront Bliss on the Gulf at Ft Myers Beach

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy the breathtaking sunsets from the deck of our 2 bedroom 2 bath direct beachfront home on the white sandy beach of Fort Myers Beach. Freshly painted interior and new deck.

Central location is close to it all. Walk to Times Square and the Pier and enjoy many unique shops and restaurants. Rent jet skis, go fishing or parasailing.

Across the street is the public kid-friendly pool, rec center with tennis and basketball courts, the library and the Matanzas Nature Preserve where a walkway through the mangroves takes you to the back bay to watch the sunrise, or to catch a glimpse of a manatee or dolphin.

There are many restaurants and shops close. Grocery store 200 yards from the house and another 1 mile to the south. 3 miles to the south is a public golf course. There is a close beach trolley stop which takes you all over the island or to Lovers Key State Park for 50 cents.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


based on 42 traveler reviews

Beachfront Bliss on the Gulf at Ft Myers Beach
average rating of 4.547619 based on 42 reviews

Nice Beachfront Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for a week. The house was very clean and comfortable in a great location. The house is perfect for a family of four or a couple. The property was big enough to accommodate my boat which was a big plus for me. This is an older home and can use some updates but had no negative impact on our stay. The owner was very pleasant to deal with. I guess the question is...would I rent this house again? The answer is YES

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memories were made here!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here the last week on June 2016 for 5 days. This was my family's first time using VRBO. We were so pleased with this beach cottage and location. This house is right on the sand with basically having your own beach. Waking up to the sound of the waves was awesome. The sunsets were the best and really enjoyed them from the porch. Our dog loved his time romping in the water and then enjoying people watching from the great porch. Our girls laid on the beach to watch the stars each night. When we arrived, the house was clean, neat and very welcoming. Our two 15 year old's never said the words "I'm bored!". This house is a great place for families looking to have fun, relaxation and to make memories. The grocery store is very close and has everything you need. We did the guided dolphin tour through Adventure Tours behind the Pierview Hotel and it was the best jet ski ride/tour. Town Square is very close. You can walk or it is a 5-7 minute car drive with lots of parking opportunities. We could not have asked for a better experience and time. Looking to book our next time here in the near future! It was a great beginning to our summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Cottage

  • 3 of 5

I stayed at this cute home on the beach with my husband and two kids (Under 5 years old). The house was charming and quaint, as pictured. In my opinion the house can use a little bit of TLC. However, the cottage worked for us four. My only major issue was the pathway to the beach. It was not cleaned up well, the foliage was overgrown and crept into the passage way. It would be great if this area could be maintained a little better especially when there are small children. On the last day, we did encounter a bee issue. There was a swarm of bees located underneath the house where our car was parked. Then we noticed over 10 bees in the master bedroom which we had to kill behind the shades. We had to pull all of our things out of the room and close the door. Luckily it happened as we were packing up getting ready to check out. Location was amazing, close to restaurants, grocery store and ice cream shop. We had dinner twice at Charro Brothers, a Mexican Restaurant less less than a 10 minute walk, we highly recommend it. Okay for a weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Too many things that needed repair replacement with only 100 characters to use.

  • 1 of 5

Broken front window, dining room fan didn't work, rusting microwave and overhead stove vent, nasty bed pads, broken tangled window blinds and worst of all a refrigerator that reeked of spoiled seafood. Tried to clean but couldn't even open the door without stinking up the whole cottage. Had to keep the bedroom door closed at night to keep the smell out. Bought a styrofoam cooler at 7/11 to keep cold things cold. It had to be evident to anyone cleaning the place after visits that this was a severe problem. Desperately needs about a 5 grand update. Cottage is outdated and worn out.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although the house is an older home we do our best to keep it clean and comfortable for our renters. I have received nothing but positive reviews on my property and only wish that this renter would have contacted me upon arrival with his concerns. I was not made aware of the issue with the refrigerator until the renter had stayed at the house for 3 nights. As soon as I was told I began making arrangement for a new refrigerator. The previous refrigerator was only 1 year old, but the previous renter had left a piece of fish in there to rot during their stay. I'm not sure why anyone would do that, but not all renters are considerate of the damage they do. We are constantly doing our best to keep the house in a good condition. Since this stay we have replaced the dining fan, microwave, bed pads and refrigerator. The windows and siding will be replaced in the offpeak season. Being out of state I am not always able to inspect the property, but as soon as I am made aware of any issue I take care of them. The house is not new, but is always kept clean as you can see from my previous reviews. The location is perfect to enjoy all that Fort Myers Beach has to offer.
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Nice Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We rented the beach house while visiting family in Florida to break up the trip. We are a family of four with two young children and must say the house had everything needed for a comfortable stay. The location cannot be beat and with small children it was ideal to have a 1 minute walk from the beach to the cottage. The house was very clean, linens and towels were clean as was everything else. It is well equipped for anything you need for a nice stay. I would say the only small downfall we experienced was the fact that we planned to have dinner out each night and there isn't many dinning options immediately close (20-25 min walk), so we had to walk with two small children and on the main road there were no sidewalks (under construction). I understand this is completely out of the owner/cottages hands but a heads up for those traveling with small children. If you are expecting the Ritz Carlton then I am not sure expectations will be met, however if you are looking for a relaxing place to spend time on the beach that is clean, safe and well maintained then I would highly recommend! The owner is a pleasure to deal with as well, very prompt with returning calls and emails.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Girls trip to Ft Meyers beach was fantastic especially because of this great find on the beach. This house is cute as a button and unbbelievably spacious. Perfect location, clean, and everything provided. We especially loved the outside shower.

Will definitely be back next year. Thanks Tricia and Julie!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20.3 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Fort Myers Beach Trolley Service
Nearest Golf
4.38 Miles
Fort Myers Beach Golf Club
Nearest Beach
Fort Myers Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature golf


Rates & Availability

Winklers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

1/3 due with reservation
1/3 due 90 days prior
final 1/3 plus damage deposit due 30 days prior to stay

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Winklers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 961 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off of the Master Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Convertible Bed in the Living Room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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