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Rudi Martens

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, german

Lover's Key Beach Club luxury condo on private beach

15 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Fort Myers Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Located on what is described as one of the top ten beaches in the US, Lover's Key Beach Club, lies between the glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. Lover's Key is an idyllic paradise with serenity, privacy, romance and adventure. It is a nature lover's dream, where you can enjoy the dolphins and manatees swimming by, the sea turtles and the exotic nesting birds from osprey to white herons.

The condo is located directly on a private white sugar sand beach with a backdrop of swaying palms, tropical flowers and majestic water fountains. The private beach in front of the condo has plenty of loungers and tahiti huts offering shade from the beautiful Florida sunshine.

Relax on the huge private balcony overlooking the pool and ocean and watch the sailboats pass by and amaze at the ever present frolicking dolphins.

The condo is completely remodeled this December 2011 with brand new kitchen,new furniture, new appliances, giant flat screen TV on the living room wall, new whisper quiet A/C units.... and fully repainted. The bedroom features a queen size bed and the living room has a pull out sofa bed.

The private beach connects directly to the Lover's Key State Park where you can explore the magnificence of the estuary by kayak or by walking the many nature trails and miles of gulf -front beach. There are innumerable wild-life and bird watching opportunities here and of course the fabulous shelling on the beach. There is a boat launch, kayak rentals and the park has a new million dollar picnic area, park and playground for kids.

The large heated swimming pool and hot tub are great, with both overlooking the bay. You can grill your catch of the day on the high quality Weber gas BBQ's and enjoy your meal right there at the 'dolphin deck'. If you want a change from the serenity then jet skis, power boats and pontoon boats are available nearby for rent so you can thrill to the dolphins racing along side you or to get a better glimpse of the sea turtles, sting rays ...in their natural habitat.

There is a trolley that runs up and down Fort Myers Beach and to the Shopping Mall (including a supermarket and K-Mar) in Bonita Springs. The trolley stops right outside the property---hop on for 25 cents and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Times Square in North Fort Myers Beach with its many shops and restaurants. If you are in the mood for a round of golf or a game of tennis ---these are all located jut minutes away. You actually don't need a car at Lover's Key---all is so easily accessible without one.

You and your family will love it here. It is truly a very special place.

PS. all doors within the apartment are super wide for wheelchair accessibility and the bathroom is totally wheelchair accessible. The unit was designed as one of the mandatory wheel chair suites in the days when the condo was a luxury hotel.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Rudi Martens (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

About Rudi Martens

I grew up in Toronto and graduated as an engineer from the University of Toronto. I have worked as an engineer, professional pilot, professor and lastly as an administrator in large educational institutions. I am married, with grown kids and presently retired.

Rudi Martens purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Rudi Martens chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Where in the US do you find a condo with PRIVATE beach (no public access) located on a State Park?

What makes this apartment unique

Peace, quiet, pristine beach, wonderful friendly people in the other 101 units.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

Lover's Key Beach Club luxury condo on private beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Location, Location, Location; this is it.,.....

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this location; it's perfect. Private beach attached to state land, great for walking shelling, fishing and just plain old relaxing which we did a lot of. If you don't want the beach there is also a heated pool and hot tub. The condo was clean and the kitchen provided everything you need to cook when you don't want to go out. We are returning again next February and can't wait. Rudi was quick to respond to our emails and questions. We couldn't have asked for a nicer owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockholm, Sweden
4

Location! Location! Location!

  • 4 of 5

Directly at a private beach (free sunbeds and umbrellas) and super close from wonderful Lover´s Key Park and its beach. Away from the traffic of Fort Meyers Beach and close enough to Bonita Beach, Naples, Corkscrew national park and the Everglades if you want to see other things.

Very nice water view from the balcony.

A good and cosy restaurant with a great water view is just a couple of meters away, otherwise you need a car to get to other restaurants or the supermarket.

The size of the unit is perfect for two people, it was very clean and everything was in very good shape. The kitchen was equipped with everything one can wish for (which is not always the case otherwise) and everything felt new.

The only drawback is that the AC is pretty loud, so on some nights it was either too warm to sleep or too loud to sleep.

The complex is not very modern (maybe from the 70s), but everything is very well taken care of and clean, including 6 perfect BBQ outside.

Rudi was very kind, helpful and pro-active through the whole process.

We had a truly good time and enjoyed our stay and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Rudi was very helpful and responsive when a storm caused an issue with the entrance gates and we were in the apartment in no time. This apartment was very clean and well equipped. The kitchen is especially well appointed if one likes to cook some meals at home. it is a spacious one bedroom. The location right on the beach, and yet away from crowds is great if one is a nature lover. A wonderful get-away!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This condo is truly in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed this condo complex. Perfect location and a bonus private beach you can walk miles on! Out of the traffic tourist area of Ft Myers but close enough to visit. You can also head the other way to Bonita Springs which is very nice as well. Everything you need is in the condo. Great view as well. Flippers restaurant is next door and worth multiple visits! The owner Rudi was very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Plattsburgh, NY USA
5

Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience with VRBO and it was a great one. The condo owner, Rudi was very easy to work with and helpful throughout the process. The condo itself is in a great location. My wife and I spent most days on the beach at Lovers Key State park, which we could walk to from the condo. The state park was never crowded and it was like having your own private beach! Across the bridge you enter Fort Myers Beach, and it has a nice downtown area as well. Additionally, traveling south, you are about 10 minutes from Bonita Beach and Bonita Springs. That is where we stocked up for the week and did a little shopping. All in all a great experience and I would highly recommend. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Greencastle Indiana
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to LKBC for several years. We love it there. The peaceful location is an amazing attraction for us as well as private beach and seeing the dolphins everyday. The owner Rudi was very easy to work with and was quick to respond with answers to our questions. We loved the unit. This was first time staying in lower unit and we loved it. The weather was beautiful the whole time.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Tanger Outlets
Publix Super Market
"Great supermarket with fresh ready to eat food to take home."
Lovers Key State Park
Beach Theater
Flippers on the Bay
"My favorite restaurant just a few steps from the condo. They serve excellent breakfasts, lun..."
Pinchers
Bayfront Bistro
The Fish House
"Right on the water only minutes away."
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
"Great place with entertainment right on the water."
Hooters
Nauti Turtle -- CLOSED
"Right on the water."
Quicky Scooters & Bikes
Zushi Zushi
"Great sushi."
Santini Marina Plaza Shopping Center
Nervous Nellie's
Lover's Key State Recreation Area
Public Beach and Pier
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
South West International Airport (Fort Myers)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Key West Express to Key West
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sanibel Island Golf Course
Car: not necessary

Fort Myers is where Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had their winter estates. They knew where to spend the winter. A visit to their homes on famous McGregor Ave is interesting. Be sure to explore the Lover's Key State Park and watch the Manatee. Kayaking in the waters for the State Park is interesting. The wild life on Lover's Key is fascinating. Watching the Osprey dive for fish and then bring them to their nests is exciting. The famous Flipper's Restaurant is right on site and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you go for an early breakfast you can watch the dolphins only a few feet away from the restaurant's deck. The menu is vary varied and the cuisine is superb and the prices are low. If you want more excitement take the trolley from in front of the condo and for 50 cents it whisks you to Times Square which is the heart of Fort Myers beach. The restaurants along the beach are great and range from Greek, Italian, Japanese.... Many are right on the beach. If you like to shop then the Tangier Outlet Mall is very close by with all the name brand stores selling their wares at bargain prices. Come with an empty suitcase! Even larger is the Miramar Outlet Mall on I-75. You can spend a day there and not cover all the stores. The movie theater is just a mile up the road from the condo if you want to take in a first run movie. There is also fine live theater on both Estero and Sanibel. If you like classical music, the South West Florida Symphony Orchestra perform in the Barbara Mann Center for performing arts in Fort Myers. If you like water excitement rent a jet ski and go on a tour to watch the dolphins romping in Estero Bay. Get up early and you will discover some of the best shelling in the world. If fishing is your fancy then just bring a rod and some bait and find a nice spot along the miles of unspoiled beach of Lover's Key and try your luck. Bring your catch back to the condo and grill it on one of the Weber grills by the water, then serve the fish on the Dolphin Deck right beside the BBQ's.

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Rates & Availability

Fort Myers Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Value Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$590
$2,100
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$945
$3,450
 
 
Peak Season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,090
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,190
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

The $250.00 initial payment is non-refundable. When the final payment has been made a refund on that is only possible if I can rent the unit in the time remaining. Taking cancellation insurance is recommended if there are any doubts.

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Amenities

Fort Myers Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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