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Internet SPECIAL!! April 28-May 5, 2018 $1,400/wk + 11% tax

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3-bedroom/3 bath elevated 'Key West' style home with beautiful Gulf views.

This mid island beauty is tastefully decorated to give you that true Southwest Florida beach feel. Located 'one back', this home is situated between private homes and beach cottages to give you just the right amount of space away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Fort Myers Beach. Hop in your car, or jump onto the island trolley to explore this quaint 7.5 mile island.

The home is situated on the beach side, with plenty of white sand just steps away. No busy streets to cross, kids and family can play, swim, fish or just go shelling steps from our home.

View great sunsets from either the second floor deck or the third floor deck. The outdoor decks have plenty of loungers and chairs for tanning or simply enjoying an outdoor lunch for the entire family.

More Details

Linda DeVarona
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Linda DeVarona

From the Saint Louis area, I am happy to offer to you my home! I enjoy sharing my location with those looking for a truly exceptional Southwest Florida location.

Linda DeVarona purchased this house in 2011

Why Linda DeVarona chose Mid Island

This highly desirable mid island location is perfect to enjoy the tranquil sounds and sites of the Gulf, but close enough to 'Times Square' and the North end of the island to enjoy the lively atmosphere.

What makes this house unique

Situated one back allows guests to enjoy the close proximity of the sand and warm Gulf waters, but not the higher prices of direct beach front. Literally steps from the beach via a deeded walk way.


Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Tastefully decorated with ample room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Not a bedroom, but living area sofa is a sleeper!!
  • Two bedrooms, including a beautifully decorated master bedroom with its own mini bar and bathroom is located on upper level. This room houses a large, flat screen TV for private viewing. A third bedroom is located on the main level, along with the kitchen, and living area.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Sleeper sofa can sleep an additional guest or small children at no additional cost to you! Just ask....


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

especially nice beach house

  • 5 of 5

This house is very nicely equipped - high quality appliances and the lay out is perfect for 3 couples. Each bedroom has it's own bath and there are two doors to the bathrooms - one to the hallway and one directly to the bedroom. Each bath has it's own hair dryer - something not listed on the description. The lower deck also has a ceiling fan which makes it comfortable even in the summer heat - a great place to read. There's plenty of parking so you're not getting blocked in or struggling to find a place close to your rental house. The house is nicely furnished - however, if you have toddlers you'll need to move the fragile items out of reach of little hands. Very nice place!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being the ideal guests, taking great care of the Island Cardinal. Hope to have you back again!!
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  • 5 of 5

The house was AMAZING! It is right on the beach. Maria and Linda went over and beyond helping us make sure our vacation was perfect! House was very well-stocked! And very clean. Pictures don't do it justice. Plenty of beach towels and beach toys. Very close to a grocery store when we needed to run out. Did not want to leave! Will definitely come back!

Thanks for an Amazing long weekend!


  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Keisha! You were all wonderful guests and we look forward to your return!!
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Vacation and Reunion Combined

  • 4 of 5

Just got back from two weeks in FMB at the Island Cardinal. My wife and I along really enjoyed the home along with some friends who stopped by. It is perfect for three couples with each having their own bathroom and the other beds got great reviews from our friends. The master bedroom is magnificent. Getting up each morning and having coffee on the top deck (from the master) looking out over the beach and gulf was a special treat that I won't soon forget. The house is up to date with modern appliances, secure wifi, and direct TV. Plenty of room for a large family and still get some privacy and the closeness to the beach is a major plus. It was equipped with beach towels and other beach toys. You are far away from Times Square (about 3 miles) and at this time of the year the trolley is stuck in traffic just like the cars so it is harder to get to the majority of restaurants in town. That is the only drawback that we experienced. There is also a lot of steps so a handicapped person would have trouble at this home. The manager was quick to get back to you and any problems that occurred were solved. We were sad to leave this island home.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! It was such a pleasure to have you as a guest. You took magnificent care of the house, even adding a much needed broom and dustpan! Hope to have you back!
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Close to gulf

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay with friends or family.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

6 adults found this home perfect. Steps from waters edge. Home clean with more than enough room for all. Lovely sunset from sunning deck. Kitchen had ample wares for meal prep. Beds comfortable as all are king size. Owner very easy to work with. No surprises..Just like photos!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie! And thank you for being the perfect guest and taking such wonderful care of the Island Cardinal! We hope to have you back in the future.
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Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Island Cardinal with two other couples for a week. We all had our own privacy having the three bedrooms and 3 baths. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the essentials. The house was decorated nicely and very clean. Being mid-beach was a plus, not crowed at all, especially being spring break. When we took a break from the beach we enjoyed spending time on the covered deck, shopping and sight seeing. The trolley stop was right next door, which we did use. Island Cardinal was everything we needed and hoped it would be!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Fort Myers Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Car: recommended

Located inland Fort Myers, the Edison/Ford Winter homes. Also, great outlet shopping nearby I-75 or near scenic Captiva/Sanibel Islands. This mid island location affords guests a leisurely vacation nestled in between other condos, homes and hotels. Just north, is the island's "Time Square" area with a pier, shops and small restaurants. Spring affords guests an escape from the cold into this warm, carefree environment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

No other hidden fees. No cleaning fees or admin. Prices are all inclusive!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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