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30 Steps to the Beach!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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4 Bed 4 Bath- Sleeps 12 (this has 3+3 upstairs & a Studio Apt. downstairs)

Location, Location, Location! You don't have to cross any street to get to the beach. This wonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath upstairs + Downstairs 1/1 Apt. beach side vacation home is sure to please. It is located 25 steps to the sand in arguably one of the most beautiful stretches of Fort Myers Beach and close to everything! The beach in this area has sand dunes, sea oats, and of course the sugar white sand that Ft. Myers Beach is known for. You'll find restaurants, bars, shopping, water sports, a marina, and convenience stores close by. There's even a movie theater just around the corner.

Park your car and note that there are fewer steps to the sand than to the front door of the house! Two of the bedrooms have their own private entrances that lead out to the deck that wraps around the house, as well as their own private bathrooms. This beach cottage is fully equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your Florida vacation, so pack your bags and head this way!

The house was recently remodeled with an updated kitchen featuring professional grade appliances. There is a 55 inch TV in the living room and an open floor plan. Gulf views are can be seen from almost every room in the house.

There is approx. 750 square feet of decking which takes the total living space to over 2000 sq. feet approx., and there are two private parking spots included.

Downstairs their is a large (650sq.ft.) studio style 1/1 apartment that has been recently remodeled.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dorae Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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based on 21 traveler reviews

30 Steps to the Beach!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

I was a little wary of booking on this site since I've never rented a house before, but everything went so smoothly. The owner was easy to work with and the house was described perfectly. We stayed with our 3 kids, our best friends and their 2 kids. It was great having so much space and a bathroom for every bedroom. There were toys and chairs that we took to the beach and we all had a great time. I would definitely come back to this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Two Families + Several Kids = PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I brought our families with 7 kids ranging from 6 months old to 20 years old, and we never felt cramped. The beach was beautiful, and pleasing to look north and see crowds, look south and see crowds, look around us and see lots of space. The older kids enjoyed the very near by movie theater, the trolley stop was close and convenient and the grocery store was an easy drive or walk. We grilled many nights and found everything we needed. We braved the crowds at The Square a few times, but we found more joy in heading south to dine. We loved Charley's Boathouse and the wings and pizza at the Sandbar were great! We loved the deck and spent many mornings and evenings hanging out there (the pictures need updated with the new look. It's incredible). The walk to the beach was simple and quick. We had no taking our things to and from and making several trips back and forth during the day for various reasons. We have stayed in many rental homes, and this has been our favorite. It doesn't feel like a rental house, but a home that is cared for with pride. Nothing was cheaply done, nothing was left out. We hope to make this trip an annual affair, and we hope to get this house as often as we can. Thank you for helping our vacation be fantastic!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Swedish/Swiss family

  • 5 of 5

The house and the beach was exactly what we had aspect. The neighborhood was quiet and calm, not even the traffic at Estero Blvd was disturbing. With 6 adults and one child the house fulfilled our needs to 100%. The house was clean, the interior was tastefully furnish and with practical furnish in the open kitchen. Nothing was really missing, maybe some glass and plates to save to use the dishwasher to often.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful week at the beach

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the house was very comfortable considering we had 3 families staying together. The main house had a spacious gathering area and wrap around deck that you could sit and watch the ocean. It was nice that all 3 upstairs bedrooms had their own bathrooms. The studio apartment was an added bonus for our 3rd family. We had a little hiccup with the cooling system, but they came out and everything was taken care of the same day. She didn't lie when she said 30 steps to the beach. We will definitely consider the house again next year when we come back for another baseball tournament.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a wonderful week! We really enjoyed your house at this amazing much room to roam and the suite in the basement was wonderful as well. The place was perfect for the 10 of us and I would highly recommend it to anyone coming to stay at Fort Meyers Beach. We really planned on just mainly beaching it and this was the perfect place to do so. The bedrooms and bedding were very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen had great modern appliances which we enjoyed (as well as the grill) as we did at least one meal in every day. The living room was very spacious and we enjoyed the big screen TV there...and ample seating room all over. It was great to have a washer and dryer available. We were really pleased with all the grandchildren enjoyed the beach toys, wagon, plenty of chairs, umbrellas, etc. They spent hours building sand castles, seeing starfish, sanddollars, dolphins and just picking up shells. The water and the beach were beyond belief. Dorae had the place very ready for us and communications with her were very clear and timely. She was very nice to work with from having a welcome letter to having the keys all ready and waiting. Everything was in easy reach including Publix grocery store (and the CVS and 7-Eleven which were within walking distance). Lots of good restaurants close and the kids really enjoyed the "Scrumptious Icecream" located nearby. We definately avoided the North end of the island because of the heavy traffic backups during peak hours but did make it downtown to Nervous Nellies one early afternoon for lunch which I highly recommend. Thanks Dorae for a wonderful vacation spot and being so easy to

work with!!! Hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

This property was great for our extended family vacation in April. The layout of the house was functional and it was nice that every bedroom had it's own bathroom. We had 5 kids under the age of 4 so all the beach toys, chairs and umbrellas that were already at the house were awesome. The only complaint I had was that it was a little far to the beach to drag everything out. However, it was worth it and the kids had a blast. The water was very shallow and warm which was wonderful for small children. Not sure if that was due to the time of year or not but either way, it made it much easier for us to relax a little bit more on the beach. The house is close to the Publix so you can get anything you need just right down the road. The beach was not crowded at all so we really liked that as well. There was laundry too which was great so we could wash stuff mid-week. There were plenty of towels, sheets, blankets. THe house really had everything we needed and it was nicely decorated. We really enjoyed our stay and Dorae was great to work with. We hope to be back in a couple years for another family vacation. We would certainly be interested in this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Rates & Availability

Mid Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Christmas New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 High Season
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
75% if cancelled 45 days prior to the Check-in Date
Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to the Check In are Non Refundable
We rent Saturday to Saturday.
WE only accept personal checks for payment.

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Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 4
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom is a downstairs studio apartment.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
BEACH EQUIPMENT- I have an array of beach equipment in the garage, but the inventory has a habit of changing quite a bit. I don’t guarantee any of it, but I can’t remember the last time that I did not have, at least, the following items for your use: Sand-castle building materials (buckets, molds, plastic shovel, etc), a noodle, at least 4 beach chairs and plastic adirondack chairs, beach caddy, small drink/lunch coolers, a beach umbrella, boogie board and some sort of ball (usually nerf or a blow up beach ball)

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