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Member since: 2005
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Steps to the Beach! Times Square Area, North Side of Island.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

North Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Wonderful views of sunset, gulf, and beach just out your door. Tropically decorated and full of all the amenities to make your vacation relaxing and fun. Five minute walk to Times Square area so shopping, restaurants, and entertainment are within walking distance. Island trolley is easily accessible.

The house has plenty of windows and lots of natural light. It is stilted, and has two floors, offering great partial views of the gulf. Located directly on a beach access road (#31), the house is one back from the beach, literally making it just steps to the 'sand between your toes'! We are located in a perfect location--close enough to Times Square for shopping and nightlife-- but far enough away for quiet relaxation in a section of single family homes. The best thing is that it is only a 5 minute drive off of the Island even in peak season!

For those rainy days: a TV in every bedroom and the living room area!

A beautiful heated private pool and landscaped yard make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise! Inside you will find comfortable furnishings and welcoming decor. We update our home yearly for our guest's comfort, striving to make your vacation as care-free as possible! What more could you ask for?

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

We are a family from Northwest Indiana that has vacationed in Ft. Myers Beach for over 35 years. We love the friendliness of the island, the beautiful sand beach, and that warm Florida sunshine! We love to travel and this picture of us was taken at Denali National Park in Alaska. Far from Florida's sunshine!

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Fort Myers Beach

We just can't get enough of the great gulf views and beautiful sunsets that you experience from our beach or decks. It is a very easy drive from the International airport (30 minutes), within walking distance of restaurants and shops, a trolley ride away from groceries, and a very easy exit off the Island even during peak season! And yet, we are in a family friendly and quieter area right off the 'popular' Times Square.

What makes this house unique

You can relax in our private pool or visit a gorgeous white sand beach just a few steps away. You can sit on our decks and watch beautiful sunsets or cool off in air conditioning on our comfortable furnishings. You can walk to restaurants, shops, and lounges or take the trolley to wonderful parks. We take pride in the fact that we update our home yearly to provide for our guests comfort.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)
Steps to the Beach! Times Square Area, North Side of Island.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I just stayed here for the 2nd year in a row. We vacation in Fmb at least once per year. This house is so convenient to everything you could possibly want or need. The owner, Paul was extremely helpful before and during our stay. We definitely will be back again next year. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great place

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here in october 2014 and we have rented properties on fmb for the past five years. Fantastic house and location for all ages. Everything you will need is right here. The owner was always accessible by phone if we had a question. We will definitely be booking here next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, Ohio
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We took our family of nine for a vacation in August 2014 and stayed in this beautiful Fort Myers Beach home. The owner was very easy to work with and kept us informed of waterline replacement work that was being finished up when we got there. We felt so comfortable in the relaxed atmosphere of this lovely home away from home. The views from the decks were fantastic and I managed to get some nice pictures of the moon over the ocean and sunsets in the evening. The kids loved the pool and being able to walk to the beach whenever they wanted. We plan on taking family vacations frequently and we will definitely be staying here if it is available. I would recommend it highly and thank the Nelson family for making it available.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We love to hear that people also appreciate those beautiful sunsets, and views of the water! We also feel that our home is ideally located for families, especially when you are dealing with various ages. Close to entertainment, restaurants and the Square, but far enough away for peace and relaxation. We certainly do hope to hear from you soon! We would love to have you back to your new "home away from home".
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Greenwood, IN
5

Beautiful house on the beach

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Paul the owner of the house, did a great job in communicating the details of my rental arrangements and was very prompt in his responses.

The pictures posted in this listing do not do this place justice; they make this house look confined and compacted when actually it is very open with lots of space. The view from the Master King bedroom was absolutely breathtaking and I enjoyed every minute of it.

The house is set back from the beach by one lot, but I would still say this is a beachfront home and well worth what our group put in to stay here.

The only issues we experienced:

- The bedding in the master king did not appear to have been cleaned/changed from the previous renters. The first day, I found what appeared to be sand on top of the comforter and in the sheets. I had to shake them out myself to get rid of it.

- There was only one roll of paper towels and 2 tabs of dishwasher detergent left for us. Please leave more for your renters, especially if you know they are staying for as long as we did (5 days)

The rest of our stay was a blast though and far outweigh the minor issues we had above. I would still give this house a 5-Star rating and highly recommend this to anyone looking to find a home-away-from-home.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We strive very hard to maintain our 5 star rating and take all of our renters' comments seriously. It is also appreciated when others comment and confirm why we love our home and the location: that beautiful beach of Fort Myers Beach! We are sorry you had some minor complications during your stay. We will be forwarding your comments about the sand in the bedding to our cleaning crew and find out why this occurred. Our linens are washed immediately after every renter departs, and since there wasn't a renter for several weeks before your stay, it should have been inspected just prior to your arrival, also. The paper towels, toilet tissue and dish detergent is only a complimentary "get started" supply that the cleaning crew offers as part of their services. (This is common in the industry when you are renting a private home.) I will make it clearer in our description on VRBO that we do not supply daily products like these. We hope that you found everything else supplied to be satisfactory. Thank you again for renting our home and hope to hear from you again soon!
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Great home, perfect location, wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

The main reason why we chose this beach house was because of the communication from Paul. Any question I had, he would answer and in a timely fashion. When you are planning a trip you want to know someone is going to be on the other end helping you once you arrive. I had originally emailed several people asking about their beach homes. Sadly several took days to respond. I felt if they weren’t responding at a time when they were wanting to rent their home to us, what made me think they would respond when we might need them the most, after we arrive at the home.

This house was the perfect location for our family. The fishing pier is within walking distance and the beach is just outside the door. There were 10 in our group, which included a 20 month old toddler. We had room for everyone and each bedroom offered privacy that allowed us our own space if we wanted to get away from the others, nap or even watch a movie. Since we had a toddler with us I was worried that we might be too noisy for her to sleep or she might be too noisy for others to sleep, but I felt the rooms were almost “sound proof” allowing everyone to do their own thing. The kitchen offered plenty of cabinet space, a great dishwasher, garbage disposal, toaster, pots, pans, plates, anything you would have in your kitchen at home, was in this kitchen.

Another thing that we loved was that we could all take showers or baths around the same time and we never once ran out of hot water and we always had great water pressure. I could go on and on about this house and location, but I would only be repeating how great it is and what a great time we had. I would love to answer any questions you might have. I have several pictures of the house I’d be glad to share with you and I have hundreds of pictures of the surrounding beach and activities. Another thing I might add is we felt the beach outside our door was much better than the beaches we traveled to see. We took one day to go to Sanibel Island, which was fabulous, but we came home to find just as many, if not more seashells on our own beach and the guys caught more fish at the pier just down the beach from this house.

The only negative thing about the trip was that the City of Ft. Myers was replacing water lines on the beach access road. We were given alternate places to park, and it did not cause any problems. Paul checked on us frequently to make sure it was not causing any problems.

Feel free to message me if possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diana and family- Thank you for your gracious review and thank you for being such a great renter! Your family is the reason why we do this, and we are so grateful that you chose our home for your vacation. There are so many beautiful homes on our great island, and therefore many choices. We strive to offer the comforts of a "home away from home" and appreciate that you noticed! And thank you for all the pictures! With each one, we felt like friends, right there enjoying the week with you. We look forward to your return visit someday, without the construction "mess" of the street (as your little one so preciously pointed out!). Thank you again!
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Fredericcton, NB, Canada
5

Outstanding Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this rental. Photos accurately reflect the rental property. Very clean and well maintained. Location is outstanding. Breathtaking views, walking distance to great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you can return soon! It has been a pleasure to offer our home to your family for your rental needs and can share in all that Fort Myers Beach has to offer.
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Rates & Availability

North Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer/fall
May 1 2016 - Dec 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
winter/spring
Dec 11 2016 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
summer/fall
May 7 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $325

Rates don't include taxes of 11%, departure cleaning fee ($325), extra fee of $150 each for ninth and tenth renter or holiday week rate of $150. Damage waiver fee is $45 (non-refundable) that covers up to $600 non-intentional damage. Credit Card required to be on file for intentional damage.

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Amenities

North Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , full bath each level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large room with deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , captain's beds, main floor
    Den - 1 queen , Queen sofa sleeper, open to living room
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom has king and plenty of space. King also in 2nd bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Third bedroom has queen bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins in main floor bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa in Den.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Heated private pool, paved private driveway (4 cars max) on quiet beach access street with no public parking. Guests must supply their own recommended essentials: paper products, dish soap, toiletries, etc.. and don't forget sunscreen!

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