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Kim Kidd

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Taffy Buoy: a 3 BR/2BA Canal Front pool home minutes from the beach

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

North Island House Rental Photos and Description

House - 3 bedrooms + 2 full baths (sleeps 6)

Weekly Saturday to Saturday rental

Taffy Buoy is a recently decorated and newly furnished canal front home with a spacious pool, patio and heated spa. Be our guest and enjoy a home we hope provides all the facilities needed for a great vacation; a boat dock, WIFI, (tandem) Tarpon Wilderness kayak, bike, lots of water teeming with wildlife, including dolphins, manatees and leaping fish, and of course the white beaches of the gulf.

Taffy Buoy is decorated in a bright, coastal theme throughout. The first floor comprises an ample lounge, dining area, kitchen and master bedroom. The lounge has a 42' flat screen TV with DVD and convertible sofa bed. The dining room has seating for 8 at the table and 3 more at the bar. The fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and island has a sliding patio door onto the lanai and patio, through which the morning light floods in.

The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, closet and drawer storage, a 32' wall-mounted flat screen TV with built in DVD and a patio door leading out to the lanai, spa and views of the water beyond.

The upstairs comprises two bedrooms, light and brightly decorated they both have great views onto the canal and mangrove preserve. One bedroom has a queen size bed with wall mounted flat screen TV and the other has two twin beds (one with pull out that converts to sleep 2) and a wall mounted flat screen TV. Both upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom, located between.

The stand out feature of this home is the private, fenced in rear patio with huge pool deck and a proper sized pool - great for entertaining and relaxing! You can also dine outside or enjoy a drink at the wet bar under the screened-in lanai.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kim Kidd (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Kim Kidd

A Welshman and Californian came together to discover the eclectic glory that is Fort Myers Beach. With 6 kids from ages 19 to 2.5, we find FMB and Taffy Buoy has something for all of us. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Kim Kidd purchased this house in 2012

Why Kim Kidd chose Fort Myers Beach

We first came here in 2009 and rented on this same street. Perhaps it was the sunset over the white sandy beach or the sight of a dolphin pod on the bay while kayaking, but we fell in love with the mixture of ecological beauty and vibrant down to earth life.

What makes this house unique

The front of the cottage is cute and welcoming but we fell in love with the beautiful rear patio. The private pool and dock with the timeless beauty of the mangrove preserve beyond did it for us, and that's before we saw our first fish jumping!

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Taffy Buoy: a 3 BR/2BA Canal Front pool home minutes from the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

So much more than we expected. Comfortable and open. Nicely decorated. Wonderful large heated pool which we enjoyed daily. We also loved sitting by the canal just relaxing. When we weren't trying out a restaurant we enjoyed cooking on the new gas grill. We arrived without a car and never missed it. It is so convenient to everything! Just a short walk to the beach and restaurants, and the grocery store was at the end of the block. We enjoyed getting fresh produce at a farmers market a few blocks away. The trolley stop is close if you want to venture a little further. We loved it and hope to get back there some day.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coral Springs, FL
5

Super cute, clean and convenient pool house

  • 5 of 5

The home is conveniently located on a quiet steet which is a very short walk to the beach. We arrived to a very clean house which was welcoming and decorated very nicely. It was fully stocked with everything we needed for a week stay. The pool and in ground hot tub were a daily hit. We even rented a boat and pulled it right up to our private dock. We saw lots of great sunsets, found lots of starfish, and made lots of good memories. We have already booked our next stay. Thanks Kim and Anton for sharing your house.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place! The house is very cute, plenty of room and the pool was wonderful. We spent a lot of time on the dock watching the boats go by. And we were able to see a dolphin in our canal! The location is perfect, the beach was in walking distance and having the grocery store right there was so convenient! It is also only 2 blocks from the Heavenly Biscuit! The house is fully stocked with everything you might need, bikes, beach carts, pool toys, etc. We had a wonderful time and hope to come back a lot more summers!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manitowish Waters WI
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We want to say thank you for the opportunity to stay at your beach house. We had a wonderful time! Everything is within walking distance, friendly neighbors and a quiet area. We enjoyed coffee and breakfast every morning outside in the lanai. In the evening we were enjoying the lanai some more, playing cards and board games. The pool is awesome and we spent hours in it. Everything you could possibly want is there. If you don't have a great vacation at the Taffy Buoy, it's your own fault. Thank you again. Jo Ann

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin
5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for renting the Taffy Buoy. We spent every morning sitting outside enjoying the morning sun, coffee and having breakfast. We played card and board games inside and out! There is nothing anyone could want, because everything is there. We walked to the beach, shopping, grocery store, and for lunch and dinner. We did cook somewhat and enjoyed staying in and relaxing. Great neighbors and quiet street. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Oak , Pa USA
5

Great get away from the snow

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank you so much for sharing your home with us. Its was the perfect location, the pool was fantastic & the neighbors were welcoming on this very quiet street. The Topp's grocery store at the beginning of the street was a real plus and so convenient. Dan also used the bikes to get take - out from all the restaurants that are close to the Taffy Boy. We are planning on returning soon. Jenny

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taffy Buoy is perfectly located mid-island, a five minute walk to the white sands of the gulf, a mile from the action at Time Square and yet at the same time, a secluded retreat far from the madding crowd. Also within a few minutes walk of the house are our local supermarket Topps, local liquor store behind it, the community park with pool, water slide, basketball courts, tennis courts, and playground, and Heavenly Biscuit, the best breakfast location on the island. Meanwhile all you hear at Taffy Buoy at night is the sound of nature.

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Rates & Availability

North Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Special
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$999
 
 
Fall/Winter
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
winter
Dec 13 2016 - Feb 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Spring 1
Feb 24 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
spring/summer
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

admin fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $220 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

The property is a weekly Saturday to Saturday rental.

1/3 of total amount to hold the reservation, 1/3 is paid 60 days before arrival and the remaining 1/3 is paid 30 days before arrival. Payment can be made by personal check or paypal.

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.
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Amenities

North Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack and play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have a Wilderness tandem kayak and a single kayak with access to the bay from the dock in the backyard. We also have beach toys, and beach chairs.

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