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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casita#13 is a ground floor, 2 bedroom / 1.5 bathroom condo in the Riptide Condominiums on Fort Myers Beach. The unit is 900 s.f., and has been recently remodeled, and sleeps 6. The decor is 'beachy' and casual. The parking is on the grounds, covered, convenient, and secure. The kitchen has all the conveniences to make your stay comfortable.

The Riptide is a lowrise complex of 13 units on the north end of the island 196 feet directly across from the beach. The complex is 3 blocks from Times Square and a short walk to Bowditch Point Park at the far north end of the island. Some guests at the Riptide have commented that a rental car was not required as everything that you might need (for a beach vacation) is in easy walking distance.

Behind the condo, on the canal, is a patio with lounge chairs, a picnic table and gas grill. Some guests have seen manatees in the canal. What a perfect spot for morning coffee, enjoy the morning sun and watch the birds and jumping fish. There is a kayak put-in here for the those who might want to kayak out to the Gulf. It is an easy kayak to Bowditch Park on the Northern tip of the Island.

The Riptide has a reputation as one of the best run and best-situated condo complexes on Fort Myers Beach - search reviews and see! The grounds are well maintained and constantly being upgraded.

Keywords: beach condo, large condo, ground floor, casita, Fort Myers Beach, Times Square, North Island, near beach, lowrise, 2 bed 2 bath, Special,

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Jackie Corrigan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Jackie Corrigan

We are retired teachers who live in ski country in New Hampshire. In addition to teaching at our local high school, we owned a B&B. Juggling both careers was interesting, to say the least, so every chance we got, we vacationed in Florida. Now we vacation with the grandkids. Bob is a native of NH, and I grew up near Boston.

Jackie Corrigan purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jackie Corrigan chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Fort Myers Beach has it all--96 restaurants, outdoor activities, entertainment, and of course, glorious sunsets. We vacationed at this small condo complex for a number of years and fell in love with the location, the friendly atmosphere and the amenities. When this unit went up for sale, we jumped on it.

What makes this condo unique

The beach can't be beat. Sugar sand, clean and right in front of the condo. Biking, walking, seeing dolphins in the surf, seeing manatees in the canal, shelling. So much to do. We recommend the Ding Darling preserve just a short drive to Sanibel where we saw many species of birds and alligators. Riptide is a very welcoming place, easy to make friends or find peace and quiet.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews


  • 4 of 5

This was our first time to Fort Myers and Riptide. We were very pleased with both. The condo complex is very friendly and clean. The deck out back is great for grilling or just chilling. The manage Tom is great. We enjoyed our stay at the condo and are already planning next year trip. The walk to the beach is a piece of cake. Close to restaurant's and all night life.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great stay. We are continuously upgrading our condo and want our guests to have an amazing experience.
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Great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I was there for a friends wedding. And this place was amazing for my small group. The unit manager Tom was wonderful. There was plenty of room for the 4 persons that stayed there. Located on the north side of the island (north of the pier) there was very little traffic and within walking distance of the square. There was Kayaks for a reasonable fee for rent-There were beach chairs for borrowing too. The deck out back was a great place to have your morning coffee - Very Clean and accommodating. Cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Great Location, Close to Times Square and The Beach. Kitchen was stocked with everything one would need. Deck on the Back with Grill was very nice. Only complaint would be, Did not appear the have HDTV ,that would be a nice bonus....


  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do have HD on the cable. I need to have a channel guide as the HD channels are in the 400's. Thanks for mentioning it. We want all our guests to have a perfect vacation.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is fantastic!!! Centrally located and all the comforts of home. Very spacious and the owner and property manager are wonderful and very helpful. Beach is a 2 minute walk. The deck and canal are beautiful as well. Absolutelty perfect!!! I can't wait to come back!!!! We really don't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

WOW, this place was perfect! Clean, modern....all the amenities you need for a fantastic vacation. 3 blocks from Times Square, 1 1/2 blocks from 7/11 for those emergency needs and right across the street from the beach. We were able to use the beach chairs and bikes at no charge any day we wanted and they had a canoe and a couple kayaks for VERY reasonable rates. The bay was really pretty and well furnished with chairs, tablew and a couple grills. We saw manatees, birds and fish jumping almost everyday. Tom, the manager was extremely accommodating and the owners were easy to work with. We will return to this property for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since we recently purchased this condo, we have enjoyed upgrading the furnishings and decor for the comfort of our guests. We are glad you had a great stay. We look forward to your return. We want all our guest to have an incredible vacation and to make Fort Myers Beach a regular vacation spot. Thanks so much for choosing us for your family vacation.
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Fun for Kids and Grownups and everyone in between!

  • 5 of 5

Great little place with everything you need within walking distance! Tom, Riptide Manager, greeted us and explained how everything worked. The deck in the back overlooks a canal where apparently manatees and dolphins frolic when the tide is high. We didn't get to see any but still enjoyed the peaceful grounds that included chairs and barbeque grills. 7-11 was 1 block down where we could pick up essentials. About 3 blocks down is Times Square, an area filled with restaurants, bars, souvenir shops. Friday evening there was a band playing and kids dancing. The beach is right there! We crossed thru beach access pathways and enjoyed the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Riptide provided beach chairs and even pails and shovels for the kids. The unit itself was lovely with everything except toothbrushes and shampoo. It was clean and very well maintained. Only problem we encountered being on the ground floor was that we could hear upstairs tenants walking at all hours of the night. And when they ran water or flushed toilets, the water ran loudly thru pipes in our unit. We solved that problem by keeping bathroom doors closed. Parking, which is at a premium in Ft. Myers Beach, was no problem for us or my visitors as we were provided parking for 2 cars.

November is a great time to visit Ft. Myers Beach. We look forward to our next stay at the Riptide!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Southwest Florida Internationl Airport / Ft. Myers
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Times Square - many bars
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Ft. Myers Beach Golf Club 4200 Bay Beach Ln
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Times Square - numerous restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Ft. Myers Beach
Car: not necessary

Location, location. Within walking distance of restaurants, groceries, shopping and night spots, but on the quiet side, just north of Times Square. Time Square has lots of restaurants, outdoor dining, night spots, street performers and a fishing pier that extends quite a ways out. It is a favorite gathering spot to watch gorgeous sunsets.

But if you crave beach time, just walk across the street from this condo and park your beach towel. The beach here is less crowded, but you can view the fishing pier about a half mile away. Beautiful sugar sand beach, dolphins playing in the surf, para sailors, sea shells, and at certain times of the year, sand castle competitions makes for an unforgettable vacation. No need to use a car.

Bike & kayak rentals available. Canal access from the property will bring you right out into the Gulf. Additionally the beach trolley runs right by our front door and will take you up and down the island as well as into Ft. Myers. What more could you ask for. The beach in front of the property and the canal behind the property and all the action just a short walk away.


Rates & Availability

Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Prime seadon
Dec 15 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Discount for stays of more than seven days from May through October

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Fort Myers Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 898 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Brand new washer/dryer!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Canal access to the Gulf and the Great Calusa Blueway.

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