House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
About vickie Michaud
I bought this home as my primary residence and enjoyed it for many years. I recently married and no longer live in Florida year round
vickie Michaud purchased this House in 2004
Why vickie Michaud chose Iona Shores
This waterfront home is in a wonderful quiet neighborhood. Off the beaten path yet very close to beaches, shopping, restaurants, night life, boating, gold and so much more. Most of the past tenants have commented that they never wanted to leave. They enjoyed sunbathing and swimming in our gorgeous inground pool, enjoyed dinners out on the patio and loved the large BBQ grill. There are awesome views from every window. This truly feels like a hideaway in a resort like setting!
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We had a wonderful time. The location was so convenient close to restaurants and Sanibel island. We spent most of our time at the house because the yard and the pool were so peaceful. The pool was amazing. We watched the fish jump in the canal. The house was clean and well maintained. We can't wait to go back next year
Beautiful backyard but home needs some work
We stayed at this home for 7 nights in early March 2019. The location is very convenient. We enjoyed the lanai and beautiful backyard with a pool and canal access. The house itself is dated and can use some upgrades (ex: the front door only closes with a hard and loud push, the back bathroom toilet only flushed occasionally, there is a moldy smell, etc). The beds are so uncomfortable that we had back aches after only one night. The owner contacted us via email prior to our arrival and provided a detailed message that was very helpful. We had one question during our stay and she responded promptly. Overall, we rate our experience 3 out of 5 due to the need for new mattresses and many upgrades to the interior of the home.
Great location but needs updating. Expected more for our money!
Iona Shores is a great location with easy access, both by land and water, to all the activities Fort Myers has to offer. The house, though the layout is great, needs some updating. We had some issues with the pool/hot tub and some plumbing issues but with calls to Vickie they were resolved. Lack of outdoor lighting inhibited our enjoyment of the outside space in the evenings as in February it is dark by 6P. The dock area was littered with remnants from an old shore station that we were told a hurricane damaged. This made it impossible to safely dock our boat where the lowered seawall would make in and out of the boat easier. Though there was still room to tie our boat off along the seawall. Bedding, towels and rugs/bath mats were worn and dingy. Only one TV worked, the cable stations were minimal but the internet was good. This could be such a lovely property with a little TLC! We would love to stay here again if improvements are made, we loved the location.
Although I will admit my home could use some updates, the other items you addressed are not quite accurate. Larry was a non stop complainer, from telling me the home appeared old upon arrival. To complaining about a rusty bolt holding down the toilet. (The cap that covers it had gone missing) He demanded I have the bolt replaced because his kids were coming and did not want to have issues with the toilet. I am sure a rusty bolt doesn’t keep a toilet from flushing. I did have to replace a shower valve. I also replaced the bolt on the toilet which the plumber thought was ludicrous. It was replaced within hours of his call. Larry had an issue with the pool skimmers and the heat in the pool. He was intense with his calls and his no it all attitude. He was explaining to me what needed to be fixed on my pool. I finally gave him the number to my pool man because he wouldn’t stop calling me and the issue he had did not make sense to me. My pool man came out 5 times, the 5th time to do what Larry asked, although it want necessary. I questioned my pool man and he said he felt it was the only way to get Larry to stop calling him. There is outdoor lighting on my lanai, outside beside the dining table and the very back slider to illuminate the pool area. The lights inside the pool I disconnected years ago because to fix them properly I would need to open the side of my pool and the reseal. This could possibly cause my pool to leak. I’d rather forgo lights then deal with the expense of opening the pool wall nor deal with the issue of a leaking pool. I had explained this to Larry. The dock area is not littered with an old shore station. I explained to Larry befor arriving I no longer had a boat lift or a dock as it had been destroyed by hurricanes Maria and I had no intentions of putting in a new dock soon. There are 2 piling about 9feet from my sea wall. I did not remove them because there is nothing wrong with them and if and when I decide to put in a new lift I will not need to have the expense of replacing what isn’t damaged. My sea wall is the same height around my entire property, which you can see from the pictures in my listing. There is no lower area that he mentions. As far as the towels and rugs I buy new towels each season in November.
Paradise,peaceful owner amazing response..we left only to go to dinner and Sanibel..we will be back next year for 2 weeks we hope..hard to leave all you need is here...thank you Vicki
Heaven on Earth
My husband and I stayed here for a week with our 2 children. We all loved swimming in the pool and hanging out in the yard. We got to see a dolphin swim by in the canal and we saw many fish jumping. We used the grill to cook most of our meals. Vickie was so easy to work with and gave us so much information to make our stay enjoyable. We spent the day on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island which was only about a 10 minute drive from the house. The home was clean and had everything we needed. We can't wait to go back next year
Outdoor space is fantastic!
We really enjoyed the beautiful pool and screen porch area! Nice location on canal!
Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach near by, Restaurants, Shopping, Outlets, Golf, Tennis, Boating and so much more