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** Beautiful Waterfront Home with Private Pool & Dock**

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You have finally found your home away from home! Welcome to the Pink House. Our beautiful canal front home is flooded with lots of natural light- relax and enjoy island living. You have your own private pool. The kitchen is open concept and has everything you need for entertaining island style. You are steps to a private beach across the street or take a walk to Lover's Key State Park where you can enjoy fishing, kayaking, boating and shelling. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are provided. Our dock can handle boats up to 25 feet long, and the location at the south end of the island provides 5 minute access for boaters to the bay and gulf. After a fun day at the beach, relax on the loungers by the pool and feel the stress melt away. If you are lucky, you may even catch a dolphin or manatee sighting in the canal, off the back of the house. You are conveniently located near shops, restaurants, marinas, theatres, and a golf course. A short drive or town trolley ride takes you to the fun public pier, shopping, and restaurant complex, Times Square. Take another short trip to beautiful Sanibel, Captiva and Naples or enjoy some of the tourist attractions in Fort Myers.


More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About The Owner

Laurie is one of the owners of the Pink House and handles all reservations and the management. The Bello family have been owners for over 12 years and love their little bit of paradise they are able to share with you. Laurie and her husband Jack live in Tampa but frequently visit Fort Myers Beach to visit Jack's brother Greg and wife Cindy who reside there. Laurie is originally from Buffalo, New York while Jack and Greg were born in Paterson and lived in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and Cindy is from Clifton, New Jersey.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose South Island

We love the tranquility of the Pink House's location; being on the peaceful south side of Fort Myers Beach with quick access to the bay, gulf, and beach. We fell in love with the house (we painted pink) when we first saw it. We vacation at the Pink House and hope that you can enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

One of the most unique benefits of the Pink House is its canal view while enjoying the pool. We typically see manatees, ospreys, and occasionally dolphins. Lover's Key is a short walk over the bridge. Numerous restaurants within a mile and some of the best fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and beaches make this a great place to vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great house and it's obviously owned by someone who wants to make their guests feel at home. We have stayed in many rentals over the years but I must say, this place is great and has everything you could want and need. There's no reason to even leave the house if you didn't want to. Thanks for looking after the little things that make a big difference like beach chairs that aren't falling apart and plenty of beach toys.
Oct 2014
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South Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), (1) comfortable sofa sleeper, and pack and play for infants.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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** Beautiful Waterfront Home with Private Pool & Dock**
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Great beach house!!

  • 4 of 5

We shared this house with our daughter, son in law and 3 young grand children. Perfect place for beach access and the pool was a bonus. Loved having the safety fence around the pool! Saw dolphins everyday and a manatee the last day. Everything worked fine. However the queen mattresses could be updated. But just my opinion. Thanks for a memorable trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waupun, Wisconsin

Nice location!

  • 4 of 5

The pink cottage is a nice little place for a family to relax by the pool or walk across the street to the Gulf. The back yard was a great place to swim and watch the dolphins swim in the channel. The bedrooms were large and the beds were comfortable. It was nice having the trolley stop right out the front door to go downtown or to the movies. The garage had a brand new washer and dryer for washing, and there also a ton of beach toys and one bike to use. The owners left the storage door open so we could get extra cleaning supplies and toilet paper. There was a bike shop down by the movie theater where we rented 5 bikes for 5 days at $5 a day. We biked Lovers Key and the beach all week. The air conditioner was broken but the owners were able to get it fixed within a day. That was the only down fall as we were hot and sunburned! The restaurant Flippers across Little Carlos bridge is highly recommended! Delicious food and a bit pricey, but it is SO worth it! Make sure to get a reservation. Overall nice accommodation

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie for staying at the Pink House. We are glad you had a wonderful time. We have added a brand new air conditioner to keep everyone cool on those sunny Florida days. We hope you can visit again!
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Nashua, NH

So much fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. The kids didn't want to leave. They loved the pool, the dock and the many beaches. The canal location was perfect for us. Our youngest (10 years old) said it was the best vacation ever! I have to agree with her!! Quiet location, nice neighbors, easy access to the beaches and all that the Fort Myers / Bonita Springs / Naples / Sanibel area has to offer. Lover's Key is so beautiful, we spent several hours each morning, shelling, and swimming before heading out on day trips. Fort Myers beach downtown area is a short drive away. Great restaurants and shopping close by.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of all there is to do in Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding area. We would love to have you visit with us again.
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Bellingham, WA

Very Happy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house was exactly what we desired. It was well stocked and clean. The owners were great to deal with, right from booking, through the entire stay. We felt this house was a great value! We love to stay on the quieter south end of the island and venture out to the busier areas as we desire. We took full advantage of being near Lover's Key, the beach, and being able to exit the island via the less busy Bonita Springs route. We caught many fish right from the dock and saw dolphins a few times in the canal. We will surely consider the Pink House again on any return visits. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the quiet southern part of the island too and especially enjoy spotting the manatees and dolphins in the canal behind the house. Please keep us in mind for your next visit.
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  • 5 of 5

Please believe me when I say this has been a super nice experience dealing with the rental of the pink house. NOTHING but genuine honesty about the house, payment and expectations. My family of 6 had the most awesome vacation EVER!! I could go on and on but I will sum it up briefly. The location was excellent especially having a back way out to Bonita Springs during a busy 4th of July week. We avoided a lot of traffic!!! We have been to Fort Myers Beach for the last 5 years and this was the most suitable location for our family that we have had!!

When I read that all of the beach accessories were there I was to say the least, skeptical. Travelling from North Carolina with my group and having to buy all of that stuff gets a little pricey but everything was there! And plentiful!!! Beach chairs, umbrellas w/stands, sand toys, floats for all ages, noodles, coolers, beach carts, a bicycle, pool toys and lots of beach towels were there. We would have only had to pack our clothes and toiletries. Literally!!! I utilized all the cookware and dishes which was more than enough for our family and i loved the nice island in the kitchen! The outside water hose and shop vac was nice also!

The pool!!! Ahhh the pool!! It was pleasurable beyond words on those hot days and nights! We also enjoyed having the dock right on the water!! The fishing fun our family had off that dock will be memories we'll hold forever!! My family looked forward to having the manatees swim through every evening and even saw dolphin RIGHT THERE at the dock. The area was quiet and serene which this Mom found to be the most important attribute of our home away from home!

The affordability of this rental is appreciated. My hope is to take our next vacation in this same spot and to continue that tradition year after year! And my dream is to someday retire to this very area as I know many people do! I so understand their concept.

I am sure I am missing something but I am sure you get my point. We couldn't have asked for a better experience for our annual family trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family just stayed at The Pink House for a week and had an amazing time. The house was clean and well taken care of. There was plenty of room for all 7 of us. There was even a pack and play that worked perfect for our almost 2 year old. The grill was perfect for steaks and burgers. The beach is a quick walk across the street and a cart and umbrellas are available for you to use. At low tide we saw all kinds of sea critters including star fish, sand dollars, and conchs. Perhaps the best part of the house is the pool. We spent a lot of time there. The kids had a blast swimming and watching the canal where we saw manatees and dolphins. If we ever go back to the Ft.Myers area we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
executive golf course on the island
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several restaurants at Santini Plaza
Car: recommended

Quick Day trips to Sanibel - Captiva - Naples and Ft Myers-


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

The cleaning fee for reservations for multiple weeks or more than 6 guests will be higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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