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Marcia Benson

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

Special Rates for Summer Week or Week-End Gulf Beach Adventure/Romantic Getaway

8 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

South Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Bright, comfortable 1BR studio condo with panoramic views on white sand Gulf b

You have arrived at an ideal vacation location on one of the world’s best beaches in Florida. You can enjoy sunbathing poolside, on the beach or on the spacious Gulfside lawn – or you can be active with tennis, golf, biking, shelling, swimming, diving, boating ... you name it. It's all right here!

So, welcome to our newly renovated and redecorated, bright 1-bedroom studio condo. Unpack, relax stand on the open lanai with beautiful views east to the back-bay estuaries, south to Naples coastline and west to the Gulf of Mexico. The condo has the latest amenities including, convection/microwave oven, ceramic cooktop, king size bed, updated bath, free cable and a free secure Wi-Fi connection.

Linens, towels, dishes, silverware, beach chairs – all provided. All you need to do is pack your bags and head to the Gulf.

On site you’ll find a large heated pool, 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, gas grills, shuffleboard, horse shoes, tropical birds, and miles of wide white sand beach and the welcoming warm Gulf!

Within walking distance either across the street or down the beach are unique water-front restaurants and bars, shops, theatres, spas, post office, drug store, marina, bikes, jet-ski & boat rentals, sport fishing, tour boat and an 18-hole executive golf course.

From here it’s a short drive or 50-cent trolley ride to Publix, Ft. Myers Beach Town center, other excellent restaurant and night spots. For a special treat, just a mile and half away is Lovers Key State Park -- a top ten Florida beach!

You can make excursions to nearby Naples and Fort Myers for site-seeing and shopping, or Sanibel and Captiva for nature trails, eco- kayaking, beach strolling, and shelling.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marcia Benson (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marcia Benson

I was born and raised in Ohio. During a particularly cold winter in 1984 I visited Ft. Myers Beach and fell in love with the area for a vacation destination.

As fate would have a few years later I met my husband – who happened to be from Florida. So I have relocated to Stuart, Florida – and in case you were wondering, I don’t miss the snow and ice!

I have always had an interest in real estate and I’m now a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway.

Every year my husband and I spend time redecorating, updating and improving our Ft. Myers Beach condo. The condo management company keeps the buildings, grounds and amenities in opening day condition.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Why Marcia Benson chose Fort Myers Beach

The Gulf of Mexico has the best beaches in Florida. The beach here is unique with the estuary in front. It attracts an assortment of migrating and tropical birds. The surf is gentle and the water is shallow a long way out. It’s perfect for swimming, wading, shelling and strolling.

You don’t really need a car here. Everything you need is within walking distance. You can fly in, get a cab to the condo and have great restaurants, fun waterfront bars, and shopping nearby.

The condo has well-maintained amenities – 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, large heated pool, beautiful plants and a spacious Gulf front grass lawn.

This location is perfect for a laid-back vacation or an action-packed one.

The condo has a southern exposure which gives it a winter sun for warmth and summer shade for cool. The open lanai offers a panoramic view especially south along the coast.

What makes this condo unique

For the location: It’s all about the Gulf and beach – white, powdery sand. Beautiful blue Gulf. Birds, dolphins.

Getaway: do as little or as much as you wish.

The Condo: our pride in providing a bright, comfortable vacation place our guests have enjoyed and come back to.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the condo during for a week to celebrate 2013 New Year. The condo, the location, the amenities exceeded our expectations! In a sense, the description of the condo and location in the online listing do not do justice to this fantastic vacation spot! The condo is located in a beautiful area of Fort Myers Beach. It is just a sliver of grass away from the practically private beach, close to the birds’ sanctuary. If one, however, prefers more loud crowds – it is just a minutes’ walk away. The condo complex has skillfully maintained clay tennis courts and grills. The golf court is 5 minutes walk away. And Publix is conveniently just blocks away. We were also very pleased by the condo. It is decorated in a modern and beautiful way. Every single detail was thought through for comfortable stay. Kitchen had all utensils for our cooking needs, and even some condiments to use before we bought our own. The condo was spotless. The view from the balcony is great – we could see Fort Myers Beach as well as the ocean. The balcony is a great place for romantic dinners with some gourmet goodies grilled on the grills right downstairs. We fell in love with the location and were very pleased with the accommodations. Marcia was very efficient and easy to deal with. We could not have dreamt of better vacations. Thank you so much! We’ll be happy to be back again.
Dec 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Special Rates for Summer Week or Week-End Gulf Beach Adventure/Romantic Getaway
average rating of 4.875 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute little condo that was perfect for our anniversary getaway. Everything you need is in the condo. The property is well maintained and is right on the beach, no roads to cross. The beach area seems almost secluded as it has little mangrove areas on either side (very nice). The pool area was very nice and convenient. There is a shopping area with highly rated restaurants across the street, we had a great breakfast at Skye's and pizza/fun at Castaway's. The main part of Fort Myers beach is just up the road. It is an easy drive or trolley ride.

We found the most beautiful and interesting shells right on "our" beach.

Marcia was very easy to work with. we couldn't be happier with the condo or Fort Myers. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We so appreciate the feedback and we continually make improvements so that it is a wonderful vacation experience for our guests.
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Pewaukee ,Wi
5

A relaxing, romantic getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a week at Marcia's beautiful place for our honeymoon. It is a second marriage for both of us so we wanted something special. It was the perfect size for two people and so clean and updated! The beach was amazing and secluded,almost like a small private beach. Many places to eat,we enjoyed the restaurants right across the street in the strip mall. A very relaxing and romantic week. We highly recommend this as a vacation spot! Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliment. We agree. Ft. Myers Beach is a great escape destination for a honeymoon, romantic getaway or a secluded retreat especially in the summer. Many of our guests never use their cars since restaurants and other amenities are within walking distance –we especially love the white sand beaches.
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4

So friendly and such a beauitful beach

  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect beach getaway, amazing beach and lots of things to do around the area, plenty of restaurants

and bars you will not be lost for things to do. This Condo is just as described beautifully decorated with such style

with everything you could want. Its on the quite part of Fort Myers beach so very friendly and just right for family's.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johnsburg, IL USA
5

The Relaxing Vacation We Hoped For!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I work in stressful corporate jobs 50-60 hours a week. My mother had a stroke 1 1/2 years ago. She lives almost two hours away from us, and I care for her three weekends a month plus manage my own extensive health issues. We needed a vacation! Marcia's condo did not disappoint! It was larger than expected with plenty of storage. It was impeccably clean, and the large, king bed was very comfortable! We slept great! Great water pressure in shower and temperature. The couch is comfortable, TV is big, and there are plenty of chairs and lamps to curl up and read a book. The decorating is so cute that when I posted a picture on Facebook, my friends thought it was from a magazine! We have stayed at a lot of condos, villas, cabins, cottages, etc., and this one was probably stocked better than any we have been at. Anything we needed was there except the food! The view of the ocean is not as good as some of the other condos, but that didn't really matter to us. We spent a lot of time walking the beach and resting on it, so we saw it that way. We did rent a car, but you wouldn't have to. There are a variety of restaurants in Santini Plaza across the street (Italian, Mexican, Sandwiches, Fish, Breakfast). We rented a car because we wanted to drive to Sanibel. We also drove to Lover's Key State Park but could have taken trolley. We loved this park. We walked the nature trail and saw gators, tortoises, etc. The beach here is gorgeous. We also walked down Ft. Myers Beach to where the cabanas are. You can rent one for $20/day. It was well worth it. It was comfortable, kept the sun at bay, and less sand to deal with, Thank you, Marcia, for this wonderful stress-free vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, IL
5

Fun in the Sun

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month in this condo. We love the location on the beach and the clean facility. We were pleased to walk into a clean newly remodeled unit. Our view was spectacular. Everything we could possibly need was included. The owner was exceptionally accommodating. We already reserved next January!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saginaw, MI
5

awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this condo complex a few times and this is one of our favorites. Modern updates include the kitchen and bathroom. The stand in shower was a great change from the normal tub/shower combo. The condo is clean and comfortable, which is very important. Great owner, great stay! As always the beach is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take pride in keeping our "beach house" comfortable, with all the amenities you would want and great place to call home!
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
SW Fla Int'l Airport, Ft. Myers flylcpa.com
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sand Bar & Grille on the beach
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Castaway's Bar & Grill across the street
Nearest Beach
In front of condo
Car: recommended

Across the street is a shopping plaza, several bars and restaurants, marina, golf course. Down the beach is a great beach front bar and restaurant – perfect for lunch or sunset dining.

The wide white sand beach extends for miles and there are assorted surf and sand activity vendors for your convenience. The Ft. Myers Beach Town Square has more bars and restaurants, shopping, entertainment and activities.

More of the world’s best beaches are close by -- Lover’s Key State Park (1.5 miles), Sanibel and Captiva (20 miles).

Historic Ft. Myers features tours of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison homes (10 miles).

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Rates & Availability

South Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Winter
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Summer 1
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$85
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Amenities

South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One full bath with large walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King Size Bed large closet with mirrored sliding doors
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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