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Mins to Sanibel & Fort Myers Beach, 1st Floor, Grg, Pool, WIFI & Printer

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,375 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights

Overview

About the property

NOTICE FOR VACATIONERS: Rates quoted by VRBO in the Rates Section are in CAD. USD Rates can be found at the end of the description that follows below and bookings are made direct with the Owners.

Ready to relax and unwind? Welcome to MANDOLIN BAY VILLAS, rest assured you've reached your destination! Vacation fun and relaxation begin here at Mandolin Bay, where first-class accommodation and all the amenities offered come as standard.

You'll love the location of Mandolin Bay Villas. Just a short drive from Fort Myers International Airport, this Gated Community boasts one of the best locations in South Fort Myers for access to the world-class beaches of the Gulf Coast and Sanibel Island.

You're just minutes from all that Fort Myers Beach has to offer, from its miles of powder-white sand to the wealth of restaurants and bistros that satisfy every palate. Discover gopher tortoises on a stroll through the beach’s beautiful Bowditch Point Park or explore Lovers Key State Park, which offers one of the best birding areas in SW Florida.

You’re also just a two minute drive to Sanibel Causeway, the gateway to a breathtaking experience this island offers. Hop on a bike at a conveniently located rental shop and take in the splendor of Sanibel Island at your own pace - be it shelling, dolphin watching or visiting "Ding" Darling's world-renowned National Wildlife Refuge. Venture west on Sanibel and go island hopping to Captiva, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key and beyond.

In need of some retail therapy? Plenty of of shopping opportunities are on your doorstep, including the famous Sanibel Outlet Mall, and for the sports fans Fort Myers is the Spring training home for the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins.

Or, stay home and enjoy the plentiful amenities at Mandolin Bay Villas. Take it easy at the Clubhouse which offers a large lounge and kitchen, library, cable TV, WIFI and pool table. The Fitness Room is well equipped with Nautilus fitness machines and the pool and spa have a beautiful heated pool and hot tub with plenty of poolside furniture to relax in.

From the moment you arrive at Mandolin Bay Villas you'll appreciate the welcoming atmosphere of this tastefully finished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo. All the convenience of FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION offered throughout. With no stairs to climb and the added benefit of an assigned private parking space directly outside your front door, ease of mobility is a breeze. Guests also have use of the detached GARAGE. You'll enjoy the ambiance and decor, a subtle and tasteful tropical theme that will keep your spirits in vacation mode. Bright and airy, clean and comfortable, this fully furnished 1375sqf NON-SMOKING Villa offers 9' ceilings, generous Italian tiled living quarters and a separate dining room. Enjoy peaceful, green and lush surroundings from the screened-in lanai, complete with bistro furniture to sit out and enjoy your morning coffee. Or open the front door and with the retractable screen take advantage of a cool cross-breeze inside.

Your fully equipped kitchen offers everything you need to prepare a quick snack to a complete meal and includes a stove and oven with built-in overhead microwave, side-by-side refrigerator with filtered water dispenser and ice maker, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender and large pantry to store your goodies.

The separate wet bar overlooking the kitchen is a great feature for shaking up a cocktail or uncorking a celebratory bottle of wine. Here you'll find an assortment of stemware, cocktail shaker and bar utensils to complete your drinks to order.

Enjoy relaxing in the lounge, where you can sink into the generous sofas or Lazyboy recliner and with the 40in Sony HDTV enjoy shows and movies on cable or from complimentary Comcast Xfinity On Demand. You'll also find a Sony mini sound system and a good selection of CDs, DVDs, books and board games. Wireless internet, a wireless printer and local and long distance (US and Canada) phone calls are included in the rental package.

The Master bedroom is beautifully furnished and features a tray ceiling, king bed with Therapedic mattress, cable on a 27in Panasonic flat screen TV, writing desk and chair and cozy reading nook nestled in a bay window. Large his and hers walk-in-closets lead into the master bathroom which includes a large, tiled walk-in shower and separate wc. The relaxing den doubles up as a guest room with a closet, sofabed to accommodate short stays, desk and chest of drawers and cable on a 32in Samsung Smart HDTV with Sony DVD player. The guest bathroom features a tub/shower combination and is tastefully decorated.

The laundry area includes a full size WASHER AND DRYER with iron and ironing board. An assortment of beach essentials are on hand and the garage is available should you choose to park your car.

Come stay a while, a Warm Welcome and Happy Memories await you at Mandolin Bay Villas!

***USD Rates: Payments made in USD***

Oct 2017: $500pw $1600pm 1 week min stay

Nov 2017: $600pw $2200pm 1 week min stay

Dec 2017, Jan/Feb/Mar 2018: Booked

April 2018: $600pw 2200pm, 2 week min stay

May-Oct 2018: $500pw $1600pm 1 week min stay

Nov 2018: $600pw $2200pm 1 week min stay

** USD $400.00 refundable security deposit

** USD $100.00 cleaning

** 11% Florida Sales Tax applicable on rent, cleaning and booking fee

** USD $50.00 booking fee, 30% deposit, balance due 60 days prior to arrival

** Check-in 4pm or earlier if condo is ready. Check-out 10am. Can be later if possible with prior approval

** Guests booking to be aged 25+

** This is a NON SMOKING Unit. Renters are not permitted to bring pets

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About The Owner

Having vacationed in Florida over the last 40 years we've pretty much traveled all over this wonderful State. And being nature lovers and birders the area of Fort Myers has been a consistent favorite of ours. There's so much to see and do in this vibrant corner of the Gulf Coast. There's an abundance of nature preserves, the beaches are gorgeous, restaurants, shopping and bars are excellent and you're never far from happy hour! Mandolin Bay is an ideal base to explore the area and the community here is great, everyone is so friendly it's no surprise we have guests returning for the experience again. As owners we're fortunate to have a dedicated team of board members that take pride in the care and maintenance of our community, which is easily evidenced when you stay and enjoy the condo and its grounds. Wishing you a Great Vacation! John & Alex

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Amenities

Mandolin Bay Villas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den with sofa bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with walk-in his and her closets and ensuite bathroom
  • King size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Mins to Sanibel & Fort Myers Beach, 1st Floor, Grg, Pool, WIFI & Printer
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Logansport, IN
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we rented this condo. Mandolin Bay is a small, quiet community close to the islands, restaurants, and shopping. The condo is well appointed. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have you both back, Carmela! So glad you enjoyed your stay, we also enjoy visiting the islands and local restaurants. Thank you for your kind review, we hope to see you again! Alex & John
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Minnesota
5

A great spot after a day at the beach.

  • 5 of 5

It was great to come home at the end of a day at the beach to a place that was so homey and comfortable.

We appreciated that the unit was so clean and well kept.

We were very appreciative of the beach "stuff" available for our use.

We did have a chance to meet some other condo owners at the pool, and they were very welcoming and friendly, even to temporary interlopers like us! 😀

We would definitely recommend Mandolin Bay villas to anyone we know who might be interested.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's wonderful to know you found everything you needed for an enjoyable stay! Indeed, you'll find a warm welcome at the pool, it's a great community! Thank you again for your kind comments and recommendations, we hope to see you again! Alex & John
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Michigan
5

Great place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

We came for a family wedding and combined it with a stay at Mandolin Bay Villas. The condo had everything we needed and had nice touches. The lanai was private and decorated with nice ceramic wall art. We were provided a folder of suggestions where visit and eat and were surprised to find plenty of stores and restaurants within walking distance. It's a smaller community and we liked the pool being only a minute's walk away. We would recommend this place to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also like the size of the complex, not too big so you can get around easily. Glad you enjoyed the condo, and thank you for recommending us! Alex
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5

A Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Such an enjoyable stay! Everything from the condo to the beautiful beaches, bars and restaurants. It was a special occasion for us and we couldn't have been more delighted, the condo was so comfortable, a home away from home but with bonuses... a lovely pool and palm trees! Alex and John, thank you for a wonderful experience, we would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haa...sunshine, pool and palm trees...that will do it every time! We're so pleased your special occasion went 'swimmingly' and you had a lovely stay. We hope to see you again on any occasion! Alex & John
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Montreal QC
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this condo. The photos correctly depict what we had and was nicely furnished with modern tvs and comfortable rooms. It was handy having a garage to use on the hotter days. The location was great, very short drive to everything incl beach, churches and restaurants. Besides the beach the road also takes you to Sanibel bridge. We drove through the island to Captiva and took a cruise to Cabbage Key island. Pretty drive but stay away from busy hours 8am, 5pm. Owners were prompt with any questions we had and went out of their way to recommend restaurants and sights to see. The pool area was very nice and looked after.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, Candice. Sanibel Island is indeed beautiful, I hope you had time to visit J 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Refuge and do some of the famous shelling :o) Good tip on the rush hours on the main thru road. We hope to see you both again! Alex & John
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Burlington, Ontario Canada
4

March 2014

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves so much this year at Mandolin Bay that we are returning in 2015. This unit is accurately portrayed in the pictures. It was quiet, clean, comfortable, close to shopping and with easy access to golf courses.

Any questions or concerns we had were quickly addressed by Rita, the property manager. My husband enjoyed the garage but the only reason we didn't give it 5 stars was it's location - a short walk around to the side of the unit.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and got some golfing in but sorry the garage wasn't best for you. Unlike townhomes, 2 storey condos typically provide detached garages at the front or sides of the buildings requiring a 5-10 second walk. We like our assigned parking at the front door for hopping in and out of the unit, which might be better with golf equipment. So nice of you to credit Rita, she's always on top of it and I will be sure to mention this to her. Look forward to your visit next year Lynn and we appreciate you choosing our condo. All the best, Alex.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $97.13 + Tax
Property Mgmt Fee $48.56 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $310.8
Tax Rate 11.0%

** USD $400.00 refundable security deposit
** USD $100.00 cleaning
** 11% Florida Sales Tax applicable on rent, cleaning and booking fee
** USD $50.00 booking fee, 30% deposit, balance due 60 days prior to arrival
** Check-in 4pm or earlier if condo is ready. Check-out 10am. Can be later if possible with prior approval
** Guests booking to be aged 25+
** Absolutely NO SMOKING. Renters are not permitted to bring pets

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.