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Beautiful Pool Home Enjoy a Fabulous Stay on Ft. Myers Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bath sleeps 8

Beautiful stilt house with short walk to private beach access and private boat dock. This Key West style 3/2 sleeps 8 and has a heated pool. Great location minutes from famous Fort Myers Beach Pier, 'Time Square' and close to great restaurants, shopping, Boat and Jet Ski rental.You can parasail or just sit on the sand and watch the dolphins play as the sun sets. New remodeled kitchen has everything you need to feel at home

Lisa Sumby
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Lisa Sumby

I have lived in Florida for most of my life, my family moved to Pembroke Pines when I was in grade school. Now 42 years later my husband and I still live in Pembroke Pines. We have been married 30 years and have 2 grown children. Our 28 year old son is married and lives in Tampa, and our 24 year daughter is in Pembroke Pines. We love meeting at Fort Myers Beach where our entire family including our Labradors can relax and have a great vacation.

Lisa Sumby purchased this house in 2003

Why Lisa Sumby chose Fort Myers Beach

My husband Steve and I both grew up in the Fort Lauderdale area. My parents would take short vacations to the "West Coast" this Fort Myers/Naples area was a short 2 hour drive, but when you were at the West coast beaches it felt like you were in the Caribbean. After visiting this area year after year with our family we decided that it would be an area we would love to own a home in.

After looking at what seemed like 100 homes we found our Beach and Bay Beauty. The name says it all, This house sits on a quiet street between the Beach and Bay. The Private Beach access and the private Bayside Park were bid factors in our choosing this house. We actually own a piece of the beach and the bay and would never need to go to a public beach or worry where to park a boat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really have to tell you that your home was beautiful and everything was perfect! I try to get to Fort Myers every year and have rented other properties but yours is definitely the best I've seen! The location was ideal -- far enough away from Times Square to be private but close enough to take advantage of the activity. The private beach access is far and away the best I've seen! The home and pool were exactly what we were looking for.

Thank you so much for everything! I hope to return in the not too distant future!
Mar 2014
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Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 3% fee will be deducted from security deposit if paid by credit card, 5% for international bookings. Pay by Pay Pal eCheck to avoid HA 3% fee
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Queen Bed with private bath
    Guest - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Guest - 2 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 2 twin/ single , sitting room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Pool Home Enjoy a Fabulous Stay on Ft. Myers Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Always a great time with great memories!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here multiple times at this wonderful house in Fort Myers over the years. We love the pool and the short walk to the beach as well. If you prefer to drive down to the beach there are parking passes you can use. The neighborhood and beach are very clean, quiet, and relaxing. We enjoy going to the different restaurants that are just a short drive away. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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House is ok, but beware of surprise charges and complicated booking

  • 2 of 5

We visited for 10 days in late November/early December. We enjoyed our stay in Ft. Myers Beach (great beach for kids), and the house is fine for the price, but we would not recommend the house, primarily due to the surprise charges and the lack of pool heat despite being advertised as a heated pool (more below).

Pros: Screened in porch is the highlight – large with a nice deck & even a TV outside. Pool was nice size & screened in (if it was heated), good value for location, responsive owner.


Surprise Charges:

1. On the website, the location is listed as having a heated pool. On Day 3 we finally called because the pool was cold. The owner’s response was “I didn’t know you wanted it heated!” (In November, of course I want it heated!) If you dive deep enough and really make an effort to find it, you’ll discover she wants to charge for the pool to be heated. Turns out, the heat was broken anyway! I didn’t get any money back and we couldn’t use the pool.

2. After booking on homeaway, the owner sent the contract and added a $200 Thanksgiving fee.

3. The owner tried to take her “Homeaway/Credit Card fees” out of my deposit. I got the money back after disagreeing, but just another place she tried to take additional money.

Contract Complications:

1. We went back and forth several times because she didn’t get the numbers added up correctly on the contract. Not a major deal, but an inconvenience.

2. She required that the contract be notarized. Not a big deal, but an inconvenience. I asked my notary whether this was normal and she indicated she’d never seen a vacation rental require notarization.

Minor Maintenance. The house is “lived in.” Nothing major and for the most part, it is fine. Just several minor maintenance issues – holes in screen around pool, screen door for pool broken, rusty shower fixtures & curtain, refrigerator internal leak, torn sheet.

Other: Note that the furniture includes a lot of glass – glass coffee table, end tables, kitchen table. Just a watch-out if you have kids.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do not believe that any of is my listing is misleading. The pool heating fees along with the holiday fees are stated in the rates section on the page. The house is located in South West Florida pool heat is not used often. Most travelers ask what the pool temp is at the time of their arrival. The Pool hearer was fixed as soon as we realized that it was not working. Credit card fees were a misunderstanding and were returned in full. I do not build them in to the rates as that would not be fair to people who do not use charge cards. The online booking is not easy for some travelers to use; this anonymous renter was one of them. I was at the house prior to her arrival I am unaware of any rusty fixtures and I my self replaced the shower curtain. I tell all renters to call me when they arrive at the to let me know all is good at the house or if there is anything wrong Anonymous never called to let me know about the problems when they arrived so I can only assume the rip in the sheet accrued as they were staying at the house, as did the screen rip. As you can see in the pictures the glass tables are not anything that would be a problem to children. If I were able to rate my renters this anonymous one would get a U.P for unhappy person.
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I will certainly recommend this place to friends and family visiting the area in the future. The house was very clean and well equipped. Everything was as advertised. The beach access was very close and convenient. It was close to the downtown area and there was a lot of restaurant choices. My family and I had a very pleasant stay. Loved the wrap around patio and the screened in pool. Lisa was always very accommodating and very flexible about check in times.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we look forward to having you return year after year.
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Great home, great location.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time at this home. Home was well put together and clean when we arrived. Kids loved the pool. Neighborhood was nice and quiet. Very short walk to a more private area of the beach which was nice, not to mention a very short drive to Publix and plenty of good eating. Lisa was great to work with, would definitely stay again if I were to come back to Ft. Myers Beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lisa is very hostess and she answers to any questions we´ve had during our house research. Fortunatelly We found Beach and Beauty 2: The house is just perfect. Has everything you need to enjoy and relax, spend time with family and friends. Also, even the house it´s on first floor, it´s more than secure for kids. We ´ve been for a short time with our kids and friends, and in the house you can enjoy barbecues, dinners withs all de accomodatios, also it´s provide with dishwash, so you don´t have to think in anything!!!! the pool it´s beautifull, house location is the best, and you can take beach chairs and toys, I´ll recomend this home for everyone.

My only suggestion is that maybe you can provide one crib for future guests, so the stay will be perfect and they don´t have to take anyone from home.

Thank you Lisa for everything.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Everything !!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Beach and Bay Beauty January of 2013. We decided to stay on Ft Myers each prior to attending a wedding at Siesta Key. The location of this home is perfect ! You can walk to the beach a block in one direction or to the Canal a block the other direction. There is a private parking area if you choose to drive to the beach. The owner provides a parking pass. The pictures were very accurate. The pool was a nice plus. There were 4 adults and we had more than enough room for us. There is a private dock by the canal. We met many wonderful people at the dock and even did some fishing. Sunsets from the private beach are amazing as well. The owner was very easy to work with and made our stay flawless. I would recommend this property. We are looking at going back in May of this year and hoping to stay at the Beach and Bay Beauty again. If you are looking for a property for Adults or families you will not be disappointed in this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

This Key West style 3/2 sleeps 8. Located on Gulf Island Drive perfectly placed between the beach and the bay. Walk to the west and you are at the private Beach Pavilion walk to the east and you are at the private Bay Side Park. Great location minutes from famous Fort Myers Beach Pier, “Time Square' and close to great restaurants, shopping and golf. Rent boats, Jet Ski Para-sail or just sit on the sand and watch the dolphins play as the sun sets


Rates & Availability

Mid Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Season 2018
Dec 23 2017 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Holiday fee $ 200.00
ask about pool heating fee
Contact owner for booking information 954-558-0766
HA processing fee 3% fee will be deducted from security deposit if paid by credit card, 5% for international bookings. Pay by Pay Pal eCheck to avoid HA 3% fee .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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