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

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Marcia Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2017

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.

Marcia Benson purchased this condo in 1984

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. While other units have standard cable we have HD channels and in unit WIFI connection.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in South Island in Fort Myers Beach

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One full bath with large walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King Size Bed large closet with mirrored sliding doors
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Special Rates for Summer Week or Week-End Gulf Beach Adventure/Romantic Getaway
average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews
White Plains

A great spot

  • 5 of 5

My h and I enjoyed our getaway to this great little condo. Weather was great, condo clean, updated, some gulf view, heated pool, short walk to gulf beach. I did buy a chair because I have knee problems and chairs were too low for me for beach but Marcia provides chairs, beach towels and noodles for pool. Bed comfy.strong shower. Close to Lovers key state park which was beautiful. Nice spot away from busy end of Ft. Myers. Good breakfast / lunch spot across the street. We cooked breakfast in mostly with coffee on the veranda. We found it a reasonable price for a great week.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Palm Beach, Florida

Beautiful Beach Condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderfully relaxing time at this sweet condo at Estero Beach and Tennis Club. It was well appointed and offered everything we needed for our vacation. The owner was responsive in helping us figure out the wifi and answered all questions in a timely manner.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We work hard to try and make your stay as enjoyable as possible and provide everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johnsburg, IL USA

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in South Island, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 1
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £58.43 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £194.76
Tax Rate 11.0%

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