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Panoramic View From Penthouse Rekindles Romance

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One Bedroom, One Bath Gulf Front On The Beach

The condo was decorated to give you the feel of the beach from the moment you walk in the door. From the pillow top mattress King size bed, to the tennis rackets, beach chairs, umbrella, etc. provided for your use as well as binoculars to view the abundant wildlife that you will see right from your windows, doors, and balcony. WIFI is also included in the unit so you don't have to go down to the first floor to use your computer, you can do it in the comfort of your own space.

The new fully stocked granite counter kitchen should have everything you need if you wish to cook a meal or make yourself a fancy drink. (This does not include the food or drink itself, just all the kitchen gadgets required).

The bathroom has a walk in shower with a bench to make access into the shower easy and a pleasure to take a nice strong shower at the end of your day - the water pressure is great.

The sofa is a comfy sofa which his a recliner on one side and an ottoman provided for the other side (NOT a sofa sleeper), and is so comfortable at the end of the day when you have been running around and just want to relax. There are stacking tables that can easily be moved based on where you want to use them.

The condo also has books and DVD's just in case you have forgotten to bring something to read or if you just feel like watching a movie at the end of your fun filled day on the beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Jana Charvat
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Jana Charvat

I grew up in Lombard, IL and went to Glenbard East High School there, and then moved to Wisconsin where I then lived for 35 years before moving to Florida last year (November 2012). I love this area so much because of the great weather and all of the things there are to do, of which I just love kayaking in this area, there are hundreds of miles of trails.

Jana Charvat purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jana Charvat chose South Island

As soon as I saw the view from all of the windows, doors and balcony, I knew this condo would be a place that many people would really be overwhelmed by the great view, just as I was and would really do justice to 'Best View Rental'. The location is outstanding for people who do not want to drive to go to dinner and can walk across the street or down the beach as there are so many places to go that are walking distance.

What makes this condo unique

I own three other condos and have had so much fun getting to know some of the guests and getting the feedback of how much they have enjoyed staying at my places, for the warmth created by the decorating, to having it stocked, down to replacement batteries that might be needed, to make it truly and home away from home experience.


South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a new walk in tiled shower, with a posi-temp shower valve, so that once you set how hot you want the water, you can shut it off at that spot and next shower, you don't have to guess what was a comfortable temperature - it was shut off at that spot. There is also a new comfort height toilet and a new vanity and medicine cabinet. The bathroom has two closets, so plenty of space for storing the beach cart, beach chairs, beach blanket, coolers, beach bags, umbrella, etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom has a King size pillow top mattress, night stands, full dresser and a corner makeup and/or computer table. There are lots of pillows to choose from to get the right comfort as well as blankets. There is also plenty of lighting with the overhead lighting and table lamps. There is also a ceiling fan for extra comfort. There is also a flat screen TV in case you want to watch something else that what is on the living room TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Panoramic View From Penthouse Rekindles Romance
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying in Jana's condo and our fifth time staying at Estero Beach and Tennis Club. Her Penthouse condo is one of the best, and we have reserved her condo for two weeks next year. The views are spectacular with panoramic views of the Gulf, both from the balcony and inside the condo as well. The furniture in the main room is comfortable as is the bed, and there is plenty of lighting in all areas of the condo. Linens are plentiful and coordinate beautifully with the coral and turquoise color scheme. There are chairs for the beach and an umbrella. Everything for a vacation at the beach is provided. The building is very secure and well maintained. We appreciated the welcoming card and bottle of wine which was waiting for us upon our arrival. Thanks Jana for an outstanding stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible view & sunsets right from our patio!

  • 4 of 5

Incredible view, awesome beach steps away from our clean, comfortable condo! The noise from the elevator can be annoying, but we did get used to it. Plan ahead when having Reservations as the traffic is heavy! It took us 40 minutes to drive 6 miles to a restaurant on a Tuesday going north. If your a seafood lover we had great fish at Fresh Catch, Bayfront Bistro, Flippers, & Wydls! Enjoy!🌞?

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have never thought the elevator was noisy and have never had any guest comment on that either. I will check to see if perhaps some repair work had been done that might have accounted for it to be noisy during this stay. Traffic is heavy during high season, that is why this location is so great because there are a dozen restaurants that are within walking distance.
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Rocky River, Ohio

Paradise in Florida!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying in this unit because it is so wonderful. The VIEW is awesome. We saw dolphins almost every day from our balcony in the morning. Also, if you are on the beach near the pylons sticking out of the water a little bit to the north of the building, and see a fisherman in the water, watch him closely, as he was catching fish and feeding the dolphins! We heard that he does this sometimes. The dolphins would stick their noses out of the water about 10 feet from him and wait for him to throw them a fish. It was fun to watch! Anyway, back to the review of the unit. Everything was super clean, everything you should need for your stay is included (except of course, your clothes and food). While the one side of the loveseat no longer reclined, there was a foot stool close by to use. It was a very comfortable loveseat. The bed is also comfortable. There is a dishwasher in this unit (not all the units we've stayed in had a dishwasher). The beach chairs that belong to the unit was some of the best. We will certainly rent this unit again. Hope you do too!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo is beautiful and very well equipped with a beautiful view. We love coming here.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it. Had all the ammenities you could ask for.

  • 5 of 5

From start to end the condo was perfect. Great gulf views. Loved all the pelicans!! Pool clean and warm. Beach was right there, great for walking. Sunsets from the balcony were beautiful (when it wasnt storming)

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean and confortable place. Dealing with the owner was a pleasure. The condo is very well situated close to everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Ft. Myers (RSW)
Car: recommended

Right across the street is Santini Plaza which has several restaurants and shops which are varied in price and atmosphere. Of the restaurants there is South Beach Grille, upscale atmosphere, a little pricy, but good food; Francesco Italian Deli & Pizzeria, a take out place, the portions are huge; Sandbar Grille, a varied menu, reasonably priced, Castaways, more of a bar that has entertainment, nightly that does serve food, Subway, sub sandwiches; Fish House, rather hidden behind Santini, known for their seafood and overlooking the Bay, nothing fancy, but good food.

There are powerboat and kayak rents right across the street as well at the Fish-Tale Marina.

You can also catch the trolley going either north to Ft. Myers and all the stops on the island or you can go south to Bonita Beach. The stops are right by the condo complex and you can check you smart phone for when the exact time the trolley will make the stop, instructions at the trolley stop.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please note I do not charge a damage deposit. I would much prefer you let me know if something breaks during your stay so that I can get it fixed. Also, please let me know right away if anything is broken or missing when you check in, so that I might be able to rectify during your stay. Thank you.

CANCELLATIONS –Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 5% cancellation fee or $50, whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent, unless Jana is able to rent those nights.

MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS – Monthly renters must cancel one hundred twenty (120) days prior to check-in. Monthly renters who make a change that results in a shortened stay must be made at least ninety (90) days prior to check-in. Again, refund will depend if Jana is able to rent those nights held originally.

I always recommend travel insurance for those unforeseen illnesses or accidents.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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