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Nancy

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Welcome to Paradise in the Penthouse

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

South Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

WELCOME TO PARADISE IN THE PENTHOUSE

Relax and enjoy the sun in this beautiful, 2BR/2BA, built in 2001. Your island home is a 1300 square foot penthouse corner unit located in Casa Marina. We are walking distance to 7 miles of white sand beaches and steps to the nearby Fish Tale Marina. An 18 hole executive golf course is across the road. The large screened lanai gives you beautiful views of boats in the bay, while multiple windows in all directions provide views of the golf course and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. Why vacation in the “standard rental” condo when you can have a freshly decorated home with new furniture, beds, linens and furnishings?

KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS

The appliances in the fully-equipped kitchen include refrigerator with ice maker, range with microwave, dishwasher, and disposal. This kitchen is well stocked with glassware, dishes, cookware, and utensils. Your kitchen also has a pantry, and features a coffee maker, toaster, and blender. Enjoy views of the bay from the kitchen pass through, and views of the golf course out the kitchen window.

BEDROOM HIGHLIGHTS

The Master Suite is decorated in Tommy Bahama style, and offers a new king bed with dual bedside mini chests and lamps, a walk-in closet, a 32” flat screen HDTV and a DVD player. A recliner with lamp, and an ensuite bathroom with a glass enclosed, walk-in shower complete your master suite. Enjoy the views of Estero Bay from your bed or step out on the lanai. The 8 foot sliding doors open from the bedroom, providing light and air to the room and access to a table and 2 chairs. The second bedroom is a large tastefully decorated room with two twin beds, a bedside table with lamp, a dresser with mirror, a walk-in closet, and separate full bath with glass enclosed tub and shower combination.

LIVING ROOM HIGHLIGHTS

The Tommy Bahama style continues into the spacious, living room furnished with a sofa, loveseat and recliner chair. Another set of 8 foot, triple sliding doors open to the lanai and access an additional dining set. Your lanai overlooks Estero Bay and the canals below where you might see manatees and dolphins that come in the waterways. Wake early to watch the sunrise over Estero Bay. Curl up with a book from the book case or play a game from the Bombay chest at the game table. Watch your favorite show on the 42” flat screen TV, or your favorite movie on the Blue Ray player in the living room. A new audio system completes the living room entertainment center.

DINING ROOM HIGHLIGHTS

Entertain friends and family in the light, bright dining room, which includes a large table with 6 chairs as well as a futon sofa for additional seating. If you need more space for overnight guests, the living room boasts a sleeper sofa, and the futon in the dining room, folds down into a full size bed. The dining room also has pocket doors which can close the room off for privacy.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Penthouse level home prevents noisy upstairs neighbors.

Corner Unit features extra windows for bright and airy tropical feel.

9 foot 4 inch ceilings add to the spacious feel of your island home.

200 square foot screened lanai with two seating areas for relaxing and dining.

Ceiling fans in every room, + two on the lanai.

A full-size washer and dryer are in the unit.

An assigned covered parking space (under the building) comes with your home.

Elevator Security Building.

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES

Remember, you are on vacation so you need only to bring your summer clothes. In our Fun closet, you will find beach towels, binoculars, cooler, sand chairs, umbrella with 100% UV protection, and a cart to take them all to the beach with ease! Don’t forget the fun noodles to float in the warm waters of pool or the Gulf. All are provided for your peak beach experience. You have private beach access across Estero from Bay Beach Lane. You can also rent beach cabanas at the Holiday Inn just up the street by the day or by the week.

Casa Marina boasts a large, 27 x 57 foot, in-ground heated pool with a morning water aerobics program for those who want to get involved, stay fit, and meet others. The pool area has plenty of tables and lounge chairs, and poolside restrooms for your convenience. You will also have access to the tennis courts and a fishing pier nearby. The canals on property offer great fishing right from the dock.

Take a short walk to the numerous restaurants and shops located in Santini Plaza, which boasts a variety of clothing and gift shops as well as a post office, liquor store, hardware store, book store, and even an ice cream shop. If you have a boat you wish to use during your stay, boat slips are available at an additional cost. If not, fishing charters & boat rentals are available at the Fish Tale Marina, behind Santini Plaza. Want to save on the cost of a rental car? Simply take a limo or shuttle service from the airport and use the trolley that runs up and down Estero Boulevard from Bonita Springs to Downtown Fort Myers Beach for only 50 cents.

LOCATION

Casa Marina is located at the south end of Ft. Myers Beach, in the exclusive Bay Beach community. Within a short distance, you’ll find a full service Publix grocery, a CVS drug store, banks, several top quality restaurants, even a cinema that will serve your favorite adult beverages while you enjoy the latest first-run releases.

Known as the quiet end of the island, the south end offers the peace and serenity of the tropics, but is just a short drive (or trolley ride) to the action in Times Square. The choice is yours! Your vacation location also provides quick access to Lovers Key State Park, Bonita Springs, and Naples. A short drive to the north end provides quick access to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Casa Marina is the perfect location, and our penthouse, corner, unit is the perfect spot for anything from a week’s stay to your winter snowbird nest!

Keywords: Condo

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nancy (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Nancy

Nancy and John in Indy.

Nancy purchased this condo in 2010

Why Nancy chose Fort Myers Beach

We want to be snowbirds when we grow up! We searched for two years and found that Ft. Myers Beach was the location and Casa Marina was the community for us. The corner penthouse location was important to us for privacy, views of bay and golf course, and the breezes. We love it here!

What makes this condo unique

Being on the top floor gives us not only privacy and quiet, but the bird watching is amazing. The birds fly by at eye level, pelicans dive in the bay for fish throughout the day. In the afternoon the herons, egrets, ibis and other birds congregate on the golf course. One day we even saw a bald eagle on the golf course from our living room window. There are a number of good bird watching areas here, we just didn't know out condo would be one of them!

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Welcome to Paradise in the Penthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Happy Canadians

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your condo, we had a great holiday. Upon arrival everything was neat and clean. The views from the unit were super. Have been to Fort Myers before and definitely would choose your condo again. Great location for everything such as beach,stores and restaurants. The weekly newspaper kept you informed on what was happening on the beach. The pool location was very close and all of the people we met were very friendly.

Would recommend this condo unit to all of my friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your condo, we had a wonderful Christmas holiday. Upon arrival everything was neat and clean. The beach is a short distance from the unit and has a private access. Beach chairs, towels and toys are all provided. The views from the unit are great. The canal is within the complex and provides a great location for a walk, or sit and watch the boats. The unit is well stocked with kitchen items and storage for groceries is plentiful. We walked to the plaza for ice cream many nights. You can catch the trolley to get around the island for a minimal fee.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft Wayne, IN
5

Great location and beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this condo! We stayed here with our two children, ages 4 and 7. The pictures are true to the unit and amenities. The unit is very clean and decorated to enhance the beach feel. Being a penthouse unit, there are great views of the bay and the Gulf in the distance. Otherwise, beautiful palm trees and flowers, a canal just below where we saw manatees swimming. We enjoyed relaxing on the lanai, there are games and nice tv's if you need a break inside. A beautiful group of condos between Estero Blvd and the bay, so it was a nice walk along a sidewalk to the beach or back to the tennis courts and fishing pier on the bay. The location is perfect...away from the spring break crowd but still close to restaurants, grocery store, etc. We enjoyed a long walk or short drive to the nearby plaza where there were good restaurants and ice cream. Our favorite was the Fish House restaurant behind the plaza by Fish Tale Marina. We also enjoyed the short drive over the bridge south to Lovers Key State Park. A beautiful park and beach! It was also great to have a washer/dryer in the unit. There is a closet full of everything you need for the beach and pool - noodles, sand toys, towels, chairs, and more - with a cart to get it all to the beach. Nancy is great to communicate with as well. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing all of your tips for a great trip. We are always happy to hear about how our guests enjoy themselves during their stay!!
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Rochester Hills
5

Wonderful ! Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

We love Fort Myers Beach, and we love this condo !! The unit is very clean and nicely decorated. Plenty of dishes, towels, bedding, etc. We appreciated all the folding chairs and noodles that were available in the unit for the beach and the pool. Being an end unit provided additional views and breezes on the lanai. We loved the included under-building parking spot for our vehicle. The screened in lanai is wonderful ... as other reviewers have mentioned being able to see dolphins and manatees in the canal below as well as lovely views of Estero Bay ... and in the distance, the Gulf of Mexico. Close to marina for boat rental, short walk to the beach for sunsets; lovely pool area. Nancy was wonderful to work with; she was very responsive to communications through email, etc. We hope to stay again in the future !

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a great time. Our goal is for our guests to have as wonderful a time as we have when we are there. Thanks for sharing that with use!
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Buffalo, NY
5

Great get-a-way from bitter Buffalo winter!

  • 5 of 5

Nancy has every reason to be proud of her property. The pictures and description are in no way deceiving. We espectially enjoyed our short (about 2 block) walk to the beach; the close proximity to several reasonable places to eat; and the relaxing mornings having coffee on he lanai overlooking to bay. Top floor was very quiet with great views.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Len. We do love our property and love to share it with other people making their winter escape!
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Nuremberg, Germany
5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in this condo. Everything is as advertised. The views are amazing, I loved the breeze on the lanai. We had "visitors" in the canal below: manatees and dolphins with their babies. Could watch them playing. The quiet location was that we really appreciated. Nancy was super helpful. Thank you soooo much for a great vacation...

We would certainly recommend this condo to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you can come back again next year. The month of May is so beautiful in Fort Myers Beach.
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Rates & Availability

South Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 30 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 19 2016 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
High Season
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $110
Extra Nights Summer $99 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Holiday Weeks $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed booking. Check for discounts on monthly and seasonal stays.

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Amenities

South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Hair dryers in both bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 king
    Convertible bed(s) - Futon w\new mattress in DR, closes off. Sleeper sofa in LR
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tennis Courts and Fishing Pier for use of Bay Beach Community only.

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