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30 Steps to the Beach!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 1,660 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Dorae Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Amenities

Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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30 Steps to the Beach!
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
5

Beautiful home with all amenities

  • 5 of 5

Easy access to beach. House was very nice, clean with anything you would need. Thank you for a wonderful vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Greenville
5

Charming Home and Owner

  • 5 of 5

I should note that I've rented about 15 homes so far through VRBO/HomeAway. This isn't the most luxurious home that I've stayed in, but is the most charming. From the painstakingly painted wrap around deck to the tongue and groove ceiling, you definitely feel like you've stepped into your vacation. The floor plan of the home was plenty large for two families and eight children. The main living area is open, giving us a nice place to gather and spend time. We especially liked that there is seating for 12 between the kitchen table and the bar and that there are three full bathrooms upstairs. A corner nook with a view of the beach gave individuals a place to escape the madness for a quiet moment. Though there are several external doors, each was outfitted with a deadbolt to help you sleep securely. The appliances in the home were nice and within a couple of years old. Though it wasn't specifically called out when we looked originally, there is a nice washer and dryer in the garage. The house is well outfitted and there was not an instance of needing a pot/utensil/beach gear. This may have been the first home that I've stayed at where I could have taken an airplane and had everything I needed. It certainly is the cleanest home I've rented. My wife has a tendency to clean our rentals when we arrive, especially with our young kids. She didn't feel the need to clean anything upon arriving here.

The beach was great. We had not been to Ft Myers beach before and while the water is not as clear as the Sarasota area, it easily had 2-3' visibility during our trip. The sand was white and powdery at nearly a Siesta Key level and there are many natural dunes. It is a very short walk from the house and truly spoiled us.

Lastly, Dorae was the most enjoyable owner with whom I've interacted. She was very friendly and responsive to every request. I look forward to the next time that I'm able to rent from her again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida
5

Beautiful home providing everything needed.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week with family members. Eight of us total. Had a magnificient time. Comfortable, clean, spacious and Beautifully updated home. Evident the owner has spent a lot of time paying attention to detail and providing everything that could possibly be needed. Good location, close to Publix, CVS and even movie theatre. Walking distance to natural preserve. Dorae was just a phone call away, hospitable and available to answer questions or help with anything needed. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The house was very nice and clean and close to the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

There were a lot of conviences in staying there with kids that we wouldn't have had at a hotel.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent! Great property and location. We rate it five stars.

  • 5 of 5

I doubt you can experience a better vacation than we had in Fort Myers Beach. The beach house was perfect for my family of 7 . I would return there again.

Anthony

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Beautiful house 20 steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to returning. Best family vacation yet!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Departure Cleaning Fee $250
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.