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Quick walk to the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

Canal Front Home, Heated Pool, Dock, 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Located on Fort Myers Beach, canal front, boat dock with lift and only 2 blocks to the beach. Enjoy the charm and luxury of this premier beach house. This house features an open floor plan from the eat-in kitchen, huge living room and a lanai that leads to the screened-in heated pool area.

The home is tastefully decorated to never let you forget you are in an island paradise. This home features a second living room area with TV and an eating area that seats eight. The pool area offers a high quality gas grill and additional eating area for outdoor entertaining. There is a full sundeck next to the boat dock.

Enjoy the huge living room with plenty of comfortable seating. You can enjoy one of DVDs (Blu Ray) from the in house library on the 42" flat screen TV or enjoy a sporting event or movie on expanded cable. The eat-in kitchen is fully-equipped for those that enjoy cooking.

Bedrooms have new beds; one king and two queen-size beds along with ample closet and dresser space. All of the bedrooms have ceiling fans and two open directly to the lanai through glass doors.

Here you can swim with the dolphins and manatees, search for sea shells and sand dollars, or just enjoy floating. Convenient to grocery stores, shopping, and restaurants.

We have provided 4 free bicycles along with one child bicycle, a beach wagon with beach chairs, and 2 kayaks to explore the beautiful nearby estuaries directly accessible from the dock!

More Details

Jim & Liz
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017


Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full Baths with Tub/Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) King Size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Quick walk to the Beach!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Having just spent three months in the Iguana Cottage, I can say that it is a wonderfully equipped and comfortable house in a great location. It is has everything you would ever need for a memorable vacation. Jim, the owner, was very responsive to any question or need that we had. He is a wonderful person who will take good care of you. In four minutes you are at the pet friendly beach. We have already made our reservations for next winter and eagerly anticipate our return. Thank you HomeAway and Jim. Sincerely, Kathy Koster

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer 2016

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at the Iguana house and again we were able to enjoy the entire week specially since we are able to also have the company of our lab Peanut.

This house has a fantastic location and it's proximity to the beach makes it even more so, The items available in the garage (bicycles, beach chairs, umbrella, toys, etc.) are very appreciated since that way we do not need to buy or carry our own.

It will be wonderful if the owners would upgrade some of the furnishings since they have seen better times however it is their decision to do so.

Even the neighbor is wonderful since we were in need of a screwdriver to help us with a purchased toy and he was able to direct us to the neighbor across the street which graciously lent us one.

Hopefully we will be able to repeat our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to their return. Late summer is when we make improvements to the home for the upcoming Winter season. This year we purchased new beds, including one king size, new sheets, upgraded some furniture and window blinds. The house is in great shape!
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well kept. Owner was very nice and professional

I would stay again

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our forth stay at this vacation rental. We love the short distance to the beach and saw dolphins in the canal again. This rental is always clean and the atmosphere is comfortable. Would definatley recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful visit.

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent home to stay in for our vacation. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and everything was perfect. We had one small problem but Jim fixed it right away. Would not hesitate to stay here in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Iguana Cottage was a very nice, clean, inviting place to spend a week relaxing. The location is perfect. It is only a very short walk to the beach. The neighborhood is a nice place to take evening walks. While walking my wife met local folks who were very nice, walked along and she made some new friends. In the evening before sunset the place to be is the pier. Great view of the sun setting have your camera ready. While there enjoy Town Square which has street performers, live music along with some fun places to have dinner and some drinks in a very enjoyable atmosphere. Unfortunately the weather was not the greatest but the cottage felt like home and was very comfortable. The beds are nice, clean, and provided good sleep each night.

The kayaks were put to great use and the bikes as well. The previous renters failed to take the garbage out and the first time we went to put out garbage the can outside was full of little crawly critters. I called Jim he came right over and took care of the issue immediately. Cannot say enough about the way he handled it. He was AWESOME! The pool even though not huge is nice size and at night with the light on and the water lit up was very cool and very nice. It was actually nice to just look at. The dock in the back looked like an inviting place to try and fish from. So I went across the bridge to Bait and Tackle, bought some hooks, sinkers the fella there was very helpful. He showed me what I needed and nothing more. I will say live shrimp does well as bait and after dark I say have some small pinfish and some circle hooks. Stand on the right side of the dock and cast over towards the seawall and have patience but be ready. I had another pole which I casted by the boat dock across the canal to the right. I had one on that got off by bending my hook straight. I was using small pinfish for bait all bought at Bait and Tackle. We caught some catfish, snapper, a ray, and redfish. One of the redfish was 25 inches long. If you fish try this you will not be disappointed. This is a great place so if you are considering Fort Myers you will not regret going to the IGUANA COTTAGE!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Enjoy all the activities (many with in walking distance) from, Lovers Key State Park and the Ford-Edison Museum, Grab a picnic lunch and head for Lovers Key, named one of Florida's top 10 beaches by The Travel Channel, The island park has some of the most unique views, Enjoy 2 miles of pristine white sand beaches, world class shelling, bridge and back bay fishing, bird watching and excursions to observe loggerhead sea turtles during active periods, as well as endangered West Indian manatees, The Beaches of Fort Myers are recognized and consistently ranked as one of the nation's top destinations.


Rates & Availability

Mid Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
28 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2018
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
14 night minimum stay
November 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
December 2018
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Must be 25 years old or more to sign rental contract. Holiday weeks throughout the year shall be the normal rate for that season plus $250.00. Rates are subject to change until reservation is under contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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