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Great Vacation Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4))

Welcome to your oasis. Upon arrival you'll be immediately impressed by the beautiful neighborhood. You'll be charmed by the lush tropical setting of the backyard. Walk down the path to the backyard surrounded by greenery. Here you'll discover an inground pool with spa and waterfall. Beyond the pool is a boat lift and a canal nestled among mango, banana, mangrove and lime trees. An outdoor area and gas grill complete the poolside hideaway. The canal which feeds into Estero Bay can provide you with countless hours of fishing opportunities.

The masterbedroom contains a ceiling fan, TV, alarm clock, slider patio doors with direct access to the covered lanai. The master bath has dual sinks, a wall of mirrors and a separate toilet and shower area. The second bedroom has a queen size bed. The formal dining room seats six comfortably. There is also additional seating on the screened in lanai. Your friends and family will have plenty of room for entertaining and relaxing in the large open living room, kitchen, dining area. Enjoy peace, tranquility and ocean breezes in our tropical paradise, stroll the beach, then jump in our refreshing canal side swimming pool.

Keywords: House on a Canal

More Details

Dorothy Hoey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Dorothy Hoey

We are two retired teachers who bought in Fort Myers Beach because we like all the activity in Fort Myers Area. There is always something to do and the sunshine is spectacular!

Dorothy Hoey purchased this house in 2011

Why Dorothy Hoey chose Mid Island

We enjoy walking the beach and boating in the Gulf of Mexico. We can walk or take the trolley to Times Square for entertaiment and great food. We also think it is really fun to ride our bikes on the beach. Our street has beach access, so it is easy to get to the beach!

What makes this house unique

We enjoy going to the beach for several hours and then coming back and taking a dip in the pool!

Guestbook comments from the owner

When we arrived, the house was way more than we expected! The view from the pool was great! We saw dolphins jumping in the canal!

The beach was a short walk and the owners provide chairs and a beach chair dollie. They even provided us with fishing poles! My grandson caught a fish from their dock! Next year we are going back for two weeks.
Jul 2013
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Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Other (See Description) - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We are located mid island in a more sedate family atmosphere. We are convenient to Santini Plaza which has nine restaurants (including an ice cream parlour), post office, CVS drug store, book store, hardware store, clothing stores and miscellanous other shops. Times Square 2 1/2 miles, Boat Marina for docking minutes away, dock facilities at house, Publix supermarket is within walking distance, nestled between Sanibel/Captiva and Naples, 5 minutes to Lovers Key State Park, 30 minutes to Fort Myers Airport,


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews
Courtice ontario

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 stayed here for Xmas break 2015-2016. It was the perfect house for a busy family. We loved the location and access to the beach . Shopping and restaurants minutes away. The house was spotless and had everything we needed for BBQing family dinners . I would highly recommend this property. The owners were delightful to communicate with and the trip was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, spacious, relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to bring my parents to the beach for a change of pace and relaxation. We have been staying on Ft Myers Beach for over 30 years, and love the home, location, and neighborhood.

The house is comfortable, well stocked and we took advantage of the beautiful kitchen. The highlights were the spa and pool as well as the canal. If you like fishing, and swimming, this is great. The beach is so close and we brought a bike for rides to the beach and grocery, just down the road.

Our favorite beach house to date and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great vacation home. We are looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danvers, IL

Amazing place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 8 nights at the beginning of June. We have rented places on VRBO for over 20 years and this place is the best we've ever stayed. Very clean and well stocked. It was so nice not to have to go buy any of the basics; laundry detergent, dish soap, salt, pepper, sugar, even beach towels. You name it they had it. Beds were very comfortable. The pool and hot tub were awesome. They have beach umbrellas and a buggy or wagon to take stuff to the beach. I honestly can't say enough good stuff. Thank you for sharing your home. When we vacation down there again we will rent here if it's available!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shawnee, KS

Amazing Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week long stay at this cozy home. We traveled with 3 kids (6, 5 and 2) and this home was perfect! It was a quick 5 minute walk to the beach and the Owners provide a beach caddy that made taking all the chairs, toys, towels, cooler, etc a piece of cake! They also have a wagon which made pulling the youngest one easy! The beach toys and chairs are in great shape too! The kids also loved the pool... it was their favorite part of our entire trip. As a parent I loved the safety features, an alarm that sounds if the pool door is opened and a knob on the door that is high enough that even our 6 year old couldn't reach it. I felt 100% safe with having a pool and 3 little kids. The hot tub is BIG... so all three kids played in it a lot. The pool was super clean and had stairs going down on both sides which was also nice with little ones that can't swim. They could still play in the water with their lifejackets, but also touch. The outdoor seating was nice and we took advantage of the grill, cooking out a few nights. There is a grocery store located close by, so picking up food was easy. The kitchen was stocked with dishes and everything else we needed during our stay, and having a dish washer made clean-up a piece of cake! The bedrooms were cozy and very clean. They were also big and didn't feel cramped at all. The entire house is decorated in tropical décor which made our stay feel even more like paradise. Dorothy was so nice and helpful with local restaurants or places to grab a drink on the beach at sunset. You couldn't ask for nicer Owners to rent from.

We would definitely stay here again! The convenience of having all the towels, bedding, pool toys, beach toys, dishes, washer and dryer, etc. right there made traveling with three little ones SO easy. We'd go to the beach in the morning, swim in the afternoon, and then walk down again for the sunset. This was definitely a perfect house for a family beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love your home!!

  • 5 of 5

We thank you for sharing your beautiful home! You have been so good in communicating with us every step of the way. Everything from the furniture to the dishes were of great quality, every room was spacious and the en-suite! The pool/spa was clean and a great place for the whole family to be. Love how the pool overlooks the canal. Even the local people are great! The area is just beautiful with flowering plants and trees in December! Short walk to the beach (the little red wagon was so useful), beautiful coast line with miles to walk. Ft Myers Beach has the best New Years firework display ever. So much to do, jet ski, kayaking, air boat through the Everglades, shopping, walking or just relaxing on the deck which has sun all day! was a holiday to remember.....highly recommend! Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a glowing review! We're glad you had such a great time with your family! My husband just built a tiki bar off the pool area! Come back and enjoy it!!!
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Simply Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Beyond expectations! This home was the perfect getaway for a Girls Trip. Every aspect of this rental home was pleasing. Very clean, beautifully decorated, family friendly open floor plan, very well equipped spacious kitchen (with a dishwasher! No one wants to do dishes on vacation!) , ice maker we took full advantage of, luxurious, comfortable bedding, not to mention the icing on the cake - the pool/spa area with a wonderfully peaceful view of the canal. We loved this home and are already planning our return. The owners are super friendly and accommodating, made not only the trip, but the trip planning, a pleasure. Thank you Dorothy for sharing this stunning home with us - certainly a trip to remember!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really glad you had a good time! I know this was a special vacation for you! Yes, the beds are incredibly comfortable! The view is mesmerizing! Every once in a while a dolpin or two swim along the canal. It is really beautiful! We hope you come back!
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We are walking distance to the beach and if you want to go to Times Square, the trolley stop is one block away for your convenience.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Jan. 31-Feb 7 1400.00 a week plus tax and cleaning $400.00 discount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund