|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Location! Location! Location! THE HEATED POOL IS LOCATED DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH ~ relax on the patio while enjoying the boat traffic and ocean views!
This is 'Southern Belle', a gulf-front property situated on the quiet southern end of Fort Myers Beach across from Lovers Key (named one of Florida's top ten beaches by Travel Channel). Enjoy watching the dolphins play in the morning and the beautiful sunsets in the evening from your private screened-in lanai. Relax or stroll on the gorgeous white beach for some shells.
The private screened lanai has new patio dining set ~~ a perfect set up to watch the sunrise while you relax with morning coffee. Evening meals are enhanced by sunset hues.
A wall of glass opens out from the living area onto the lanai.
The living area has very comfortable (pull-out sleeper) sofa and loveseat, & flat screen TV. Plenty of space to unwind and relax after a day at the beach.
The master bedroom also features sliders that open directly to the lanai. Let the night time ocean waves lull you to sleep on the king-size bed. Flat screen cable Tv for late night viewing.
The guest room also has cable TV, two new twin beds, and for families traveling with small children, a port-a-crib and booster high chair are available at no additional charge. Please note this need on your reservation form.
All furnishings are new...living room, dining room and bedrooms.
New tile throughout, with all new appliances.
Elevators for easy access.
There are several restaurants, sandwich shoppes, and ice cream parlor within easy walking distance, approx 1 mile.
Keywords: apartment, villa, home, house, condominium, vacation rental
(Rental Manager of 'Southern Belle')
We first came to Fort Myers Beach in 1998 and fell in love with the white sandy beach. We purchased this as our first condo on this trip, and have returned several times each year since. We purchased additional properties over time. We have since sold 'Southern Belle' and I am honored to be able to continue to manage it.
I now spend winters on the beach, still enjoying the area and all it has to offer.
'Daisy' is my Service Dog and travels with me. She easily wins hearts!
Samantha Yamini purchased this condo in 1998
We like being able to arrive at our vacation desination without having the hassle of overseas travel. We enjoy the casual, relaxed atmosphere of this island.
The promimity of the airport is important to us.
Easy walk to Lovers Key State Park Beach
Close to public boat launch
Town Water Park for children is wonderful!
Very friendly, family oriented building
My family and I stayed for a week at this condo in July 2016. It was wonderful. The condo was very clean and was stocked with everything we needed. Having a washer and dryer in the kitchen was the best! We went home with all clean clothes. The location was great as well. Such a quite place right on the beach. My kids loved the pool. Alice was great to work with. Will definitely book this condo again!
My friend and I had an extremely happy vacation at this condo for 10 days at the beginning of June. The condo was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped with a new large washer and dryer which was very useful. We ate all our meals on the lanai overlooking the beach and ocean. Plenty of space at the pool for sunbathing. We were fascinated by all the bird nesting sites on the beach for snowy plovers, Wilson plovers and least terns. Wonderful to watch the tiny chicks running around the beach. We went for early morning walks by the ocean every day and always were lucky enough to see new birds such as roseate spoonbills, American oystercatchers, willets. Even mating horseshoe crabs in the water. It was like being inside our own private bird sanctuary. Wonderful variety of beautiful shells on the beach too.
I contacted Alice re: availability during the busiest week of the season. Although she didn't have space available herself, she reached out 2 days later to let me know of another unit in the same complex that she found from another agent! Alice went out of her way to help us even though we're not renting from her. She clearly cares! I can only imagine what she would do for those who do rent from her. Thanks to Alice we have a fantastic family Spring Break to look forward to!
I attempted to rent many different condos for Easter Week of this year and spent many hours doing so. I found everything was sold out. Once I thought all hope was lost Alice emailed me out of the blue and she found a place for me to rent that was perfect. I did not ask Alice to help me with this at all she randomly did this out of the kindness of her heart because she truly cares. This condo was not on the market and I would not have found this on my own. This was very unexpected and shows how much Alice cares about people and their vacations. Because of Alice my upcoming family vacation will be one of the best ever! Thank you so much Alice I greatly appreciate all of your help!
The unit was nice, had a great view of the ocean and was as described in the listing. Kitchen was well stocked, including a washer/dryer, overall satisfactory. Did not take advantage of the beach chairs, umbrella, etc but nice that they were available. Living room had clean and comfortable sofa/loveseat and large flatscreen TV with cable and WIFI. Master bedroom had a comfortable King bed with memory foam topper (did not use the second bedroom, but it contained 2 twin beds and had a window that faced the street, unlike the Master which has patio doors opening onto the balcony). The building is very quiet, all units face the ocean, all have screened balconies, plenty of parking. Pool was nice, community room had book exchange shelves (good place to borrow a book or leave yours behind). There was also a rec room with a ping pong table. The beach is extremely wide at this southern tip of the island, check it out using google aerial view. Due to this along with the calmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico, you will not hear waves crashing on the sand as you will along the Atlantic or Pacific coasts. This was a slow week on the island (week before Christmas week), not many tourists and the snowbirds had not yet arrived. Driving to the tourist spots on the north end was uncongested (unlike high season). Found the island library where we could print off our boarding passes for the flight home (only 10 cents per sheet). The Publix grocery store is only 3 miles north or you will pass a couple others along Bonita Beach Drive on your way from the airport (be sure to use the southern approach instructions provided by the property manager). Preferred this south end of the island due to much quieter than the north end easier access to the airport, close proximity to Lovers Key state park (you can walk there from the condo, only half mile, $2 per person entrance fee). Easy drive a few miles south to Hickory Island where there are 10 beach access points with free parking. Although you may be able to spend a week on this island without a car (take a cab to/from airport and use the trolley or bikes on the island), I found a rental car on Hotwire that cost less than the cab would have (about $60 each way), so it's worth checking into. The property manager was very accessible and answered my emails immediately. Security deposit was refunded very quickly. Would recommend this rental to anyone for a safe and peaceful vacation with beautiful views and quiet location
We really enjoyed our week at your Southern Belle property at the South end of FMB. It is a quiet location, away from the business of the northern end of the island, and there was an island bus stop right outside when we wanted to get off the property. Our unit was very clean, and had everything we needed for our family of 6. The condo property was also clean and well-maintained. The weather and ocean were magnificent during our stay, we spent most of the time in the sun by the pool, which was also very clean and had plenty of chaise loungers for anyone wanting one. Alice, the owner, is so easy to work with, she treats us like family! You will not be disappointed.
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Departure Cleaning $85 - $95
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.