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Bill Laird

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Beachfront corner unit overlooking the Club pool, beach and Gulf

23 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

North Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront apartment with a wonderful view and the best location on the beach.

This is a beachfront 2 bedroom 2 bath beautifully equipped second floor corner condo with a spectacular view and privacy. Our apartment overlooks the Club pool, the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. You can see it all. The master bedroom has King-sized bed, the 2nd bedroom has a Queen bed. A Queen sofa bed is in the living room. There is an HDTV & DVD player in the living room and an HDTV in the master bedroom. WIFI is in every room. Our dining table seats six and makes entertaining easy. There is covered reserved parking. The Island Trolley runs the length of the island and stop in front of the Club.

The Club has the best location on the beach. It is one mile South of the pier, the Times Square area and the high bridge on to the island. It's close enough to walk to these areas, but far enough from the crowds to be quiet. The Beach Library is two blocks South and loans DVDs and CDs as well as books. The Bay Oaks Park and recreation area is diagonally across the street and has a great kiddie-pool and an adult lap pool with a spiral slide. The Park also has baseball diamonds, tennis courts and a gym. There is also a picnic area. Topps grocery is right across the street and Publix Supermarket is about 1 mile South.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bill Laird (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bill Laird

My wife Doris and I are retired university professors and live in Tallahassee in North Florida. We purchased our apartment so we could vacation and visit my parents in Fort Myers at the same time. So, our three sons grew up vacationing at the Estero Beach Club. They are all grown now and the Club is our favorite place for reunions and just relaxing. It's also a favorite place for my grandchildren.

Bill Laird purchased this condo in 1975

Why Bill Laird chose Fort Myers Beach

Before we purchased our apartment we stayed at a nearby motel, as did my parents. One day mother and I were walking on the beach and as we walked by the Club she remarked that the second floor corner apartment would be perfect for our family. Some months later the apartment was for sale and we bought it. Mother was right - it has been the perfect vacation spot for us, our children and grandchildren. It remains our favorite place to visit.

What makes this condo unique

The Estero Beach Club has the best location on the beach. We are walking distance to the pier and Times Square area, but far enough from the crowds to have quiet surroundings. Topps grocery is right across the street as is the Bay Oaks Park (great kiddie pool for my granddaughters). From our apartment we can see everything going on at the Club pool and the beach. It's very relaxing. All of our windows have hurricane glass and that makes our apartment very quiet.

Reviews

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

Beachfront corner unit overlooking the Club pool, beach and Gulf
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
5

Paradise by the Beach

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have been to the Estero Beach Club several times. This particular condo was great, perfect view and well stocked with anything you could need. Owner even called us mid-week to see if we were having a good time and if everything was to our liking. What a nice touch! We love how quiet this spot is and we always meet new friends every time we are here. We will definitely be back and hope to rent this condo again. The only thing that would have been nice to have is a TV in the guest bedroom. Other than that we were extremely happy and satisfied. Property managers are very helpful and willing to help with whatever is needed. Can't go wrong picking this location!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our condo and the Estero Beach Club. We are beach people and the Club is where we and our sons and grandchildren vacation and have mini-reunions, so we have about anything one might want at the beach. The Club is a quiet place away from the crowds and the hurricane glass in our apartment makes our place especially quiet. We will look into what is required to add at third TV in the guest room. Thank you for the suggestion. We hope you will be one of our regular visitors.
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5

Great Location,

  • 5 of 5

Great location, Condo was clean and everything we needed

close to all restaurants and activities , right on the beach

Everyone there was helpful in anything we needed

Would be nice to have TV in guest room

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our place. We do have the best location on the beach, close to restaurants, activities, etc., but far enough away to avoid the crowds. The Estero Beach Club is just a great place to relax. We hope you will be one of our regular visitors.
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5

Nice Place on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Ft Myers for 30 years now and this is one of our favorite places to stay. The location is great as it is a mile from the pier so it is quiet yet you can get to the fun with a short walk. We love the pool and the large beach in front of the condo. As for the room it was very nice. The one thing for people to know is that you are renting someone's home and the are rules and regulations that you have to follow. This works great of us, but if you are looking for a major party this would not be the place to stay. Overall, we love staying at the club and are very appreciative of every trip we get to make.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. There's no doubt about it, we have the best location on the beach! Also, the Club pool is right next to the beach, which is the perfect arrangement. We hope you will return again to the Estero Beach Club and to our apartment, which overlooks it all.
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5

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful stay in this condo. Everything you could want was provided. Perfect location, great pool, beautiful view. Close to many places to eat, drink, party. We hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our condo. We hope you will become one of our regular visitors.
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5

Great condo for families!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 11 days in July in this apartment with our children, 8 and11 years old. The apartment had all that we and our children needed during our vaccation, from kitchen equipment to bech towels, beach toys and beach chairs. The view from the balcony was wonderful and the beach and the pool could not have been better. Opposite the apartment there is a grocery store that has the basic goods they need, but we recommend the short drive to Publix that had a very large selection of food. The beach was quiet and relaxing, a short walk to the pier took us to restaurants and small shops. We made a lot of new acquaintances, both by the pool, by the beach but also by the grill in the yard wich a lot of families used in the evening for a barbecue. All our positive experiences contributed to a great holiday! We really recommend this place for a great holiday!

Fam Lelinge

Sweden

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our apartment (#25) and the Estero Beach Club. This is where we have our family vacations and mini-reunions, so we have about everything one needs for a relaxing vacation, including a beach umbrella (can also be used at the pool) and a "sand drill" for the umbrella. All one need bring is a bathing suit. We're glad you had a great time; we hope you will return for an even longer stay.
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5

ESTERO BEACH CLUB FORT MEYERS VACATION

  • 5 of 5

Four of us, (two couples) stayed at Mr. Lairds condo on Fort Myers beach May 9 2015 to May 20. We had a wonderful time. The Estero Beach Club was a beautiful facility. The grounds were gorgeous and well groomed. The pool was beautiful and well maintained. The condo itself was very comfortable and well supplied with everything you could need as far as cooking and grilling. There were even beach chairs and an umbrella which was invaluable to have. The location was great. Very convenient to many fun things to do. We took a day trip to the Everglades and rode a fan boat, spent a day at Sanibel Island, toured the Edison-Ford estate as well as other fun times. Best thing was, you have a great place to come back to and just hang out. And if you don't want to cook in, there are several, and I mean several great restaurants within walking distance or just a short drive. All in all, it was a great vacation, thoroughly enjoyed by all four of us. I'd recommend this place to anybody!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a wonderful vacation with a bit of adventure along the way. There is a lot to see and do in the area and you chose well. Thank you for reviewing the Club and our apartment. We hope you will return.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach

A must-see for new visitors would be the Winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. They were friends and next door neighbors in Fort Myers. Edison's lab is there and a museum. Also the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins hold Spring training in nearby Fort Myers.

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Rates & Availability

North Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$800
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
$4,200
 
 
Winter
Jan 15 2017 - Apr 15 2017
14 night minimum stay
$1,300
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Application fee varies $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

A deposit is required and the balance is due 1 month prior to your visit. Personal checks or money orders are acceptable.

A deposit is required. Payment is by personal check or money order.
The Club application fee is $50 for stays of 13 days or less and $100 for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Daily Summer rates are (approximately) prorated after 1 week stay.
Daily Winter rates are prorated after 2 week stay.
There are no other charges (No cleaning fee, damage deposit, etc.).
Full payment is due 30 days before arrival.

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Amenities

North Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bedroom has a private entrance to it's bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) In the second bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) We have an old baby crib stored under the Queen bed. Linens are in the linen closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sleep sofa in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our apartment has hurricane glass in all windows and this makes our apartment very quiet. The elevator is 2 doors away and stairs lead directly to our door.

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