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Beachfront - Sunsets, Great Restaurants, Shopping

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


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House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Direct beachfront house with breathtaking beach and ocean views. 3 Bedrooms and 1.5 baths, master bedroom has queen size bed and 42 inch flat screen TV. #2 bedroom has a queen size bed, and #3bedroom has bunk bed with twins. The house has large windows and gives the feeling that your living area is right on the beach. Beautifully decorated and comfortable with everything you need. Flat screen TV in living room and master bedroom.

Great location right on the beach near the pier and desirable Times Square Area. Walk to everything; no need for a car. Parking for two cars if needed.

Keywords: Beachfront Beautifully decorated cottage, , 1662 I Street, Ocean view, Sunsets, shopping, Restaurants, Primera Linea de Playa, cozy, restaurants, fun area, crescent beach, dolphins, sunset, beach walks, moonlight, breathtaking view of sea and beach

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

Alicia Bertschinger
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Alicia Bertschinger

We are a Swiss family that love the ocean. This beach front cottage is our second home.

Why Alicia Bertschinger chose Fort Myers Beach

We always dreamed of a beach front property, this is our dream come true!

What makes this house unique

We love going for long walks on the beach, especially at sunset and crescent beach has the most divine sunsets. We also enjoy watching dolphins, birds etc. Our children like the location, close to restaurants and bars. Fun location for young people.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Beachfront - Sunsets, Great Restaurants, Shopping
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

**CLEAN** Location Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 1 week in this updated, clean and perfectly located house on the beach. It was a wonderful location (less than 10 minutes to Times Square), and there was plenty to do. The chair and umbrella rentals next door were very convenient and the guys running it were more than accomodating!!! The Hooters behind us was without issue or much noise and the neighbors were all kind and friendly. We have found our new paradise!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Depends on what you are looking for......

  • 2 of 5

Good: If you are just looking for a house on the beach/close to downtown, the house will meet your needs. The house has nice wood floors, a big kitchen, comfortable mattresses, & plenty of beach/bath towels.

Bad: When we arrived, the main side door key code was broken so to enter the house you had to use the back door. An email was sent to say it would be fixed in 1-2 days, but no one came. This wasn't a big deal except there was no outdoor lighting. We had to use our cell phone light to enter the code to open the door. You had to have the 9 digit code on you at all times if the door closed. We tried to change the code to something easier to remember (per instructions), but that didn't work either.

When we arrived, the tv did not work. We were on the phone with the cable provider for 45 minutes to get it to work. The cable provider stated the box was old & the cable package was the most basic of basic cable packages. We are big sports fans so not having ESPN/sports channels was a big disappointment. The owner did agree to pay for an updated package for the week, but the billing was complicated so we just decided it was easier to pay it ourselves. This may not be a big deal for some, but it was for us.

The beachfront "sliding" doors/windows DO NOT open at all. They are sealed shut. We were told this was for safety purposes. Then why is there no functional outdoor lighting for safety purposes?

There is a Hooters directly in back of the house. When we arrived, there were people hanging out in the parking lot, but it was quiet the rest of the week besides the loud early morning food/beer delivery trucks on several mornings.

Very few of the light switches were connected to the light fixtures. When we first entered the house, there was a broken toilet paper holder sitting on the table which doesn't make for a good first impression.

There is a beach chair rental place next door which was not pretty. At around 10AM every morning, the music came on. Luckily it was mostly 80s music which we like. However, at around 3PM, the music of Korn, Rob Zomby, etc came on. Some quiet time during the day on the deck listening to the ocean would have been nice.

Beach chairs are not provided. There were only broken tables under the house along with a dirty diaper found under one of them (not joking).

Some will feel this house is perfectly fine, but I wanted to let others know of our experience & just some of the issues we had with this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year's On the Beach

  • 5 of 5

The house had the perfect location for our family. We could have not asked for better weather, mid 70s to low 80s all week! We loved the fact there was NO carpet in the house making the sand easier to vacuum up. It was nice to look out at the ocean as you were standing at the stove cooking. Louie's rental is right next door and willing to assist with chairs and umbrellas. Jet skis, banana boat, parasailing, etc., are all in front of the house. There are is a beer garden three doors down to the right, another a couple places down to the left. Hooters is literally behind you. The square is about a 10 minute or less walk, we enjoyed walking down for dinner then walking it off back to the house. Yucatans and Steamer's Oyster Brewery (SOB) were our two favorites.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic beach house with amazing sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the beach house. It was sparkling clean and beautifully furnished. The views out on to the sea were just what we needed and the sunsets were amazing from the deck. We couldn't get any closer to the beach, the house is right on the sand and we had our own private piece of sand in front of the house that the chap from the sunbed hire kindly put two sunbeds and a sunshade there for us. Parking was great too, right at the side of the house. We could walk up the beach or the road and find restaurants and bars in both directions. All in all, we had a beautifully relaxing holiday. Thank you for having us.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naperville, IL

Absolutely Gorgeous Views!

  • 5 of 5

Absoluetly gorgeous views of the Gulf from inside and out! Extremely clean and spacious. Great communication with owner. Would highly recommend this property to stay in!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles

Close to Times Square


Rates & Availability

North Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 31 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Thanks Giving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year Week
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Season 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $49 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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