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Charming Beachside cottage less than 30 steps from the beach!

People4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this holiday cottage in Mid Island - Cocobay Beach Cottage

With direct beach access, no need to even cross the road!

Enjoy beautiful Gulf views from this newly remodeled beach cottage from the open Kitchen, Living room, Breakfast/Dining area. Featuring a King sized bed and separated walled off bunk beds in a studio open plan layout. Spacious dining & living area and fully equipped kitchen with new fridge, new stove, new microwave along with washer and dryer. Central AC unit plus ceiling fan. Wifi, cable TV, DVD player, iPhone dock and speaker. Beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels provided for your convenience & comfort.

The surrounding shelled yard is equipped with loungers, dining chairs and table with Weber gas BBQ. Sip cocktails, Relax and enjoy the Ocean breezes and views from the comfort of your home, in your private yard overlooking the sea, and watching the sun go down as the colors change in the sky and reflect across the calm and warm gulf waters. The sunsets are truly awesome!

Dolphins can often be seen passing by in the evenings, or seen rounding up fish together and playing close to the beach shores in the morning making for some great spectacles during early strolls on the quiet beach.

Private parking for 2 cars on site.

Whether relaxing in the warmth on the beach, or in the private beach side yard overlooking the sea with cooling sea breezes, or more active beach walks, shelling, fishing, or more adventurous SUP, Kayaking, jet skiing or parasailing all just minutes away by foot accords the soft white sand there is something for everyone at Gulf Shore Cottage situated on the most beautiful mid-region of Fort Myers Beach.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Claudia and Nick Metcalfe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016

About Claudia and Nick Metcalfe

A young family who love the beach!

Why Claudia and Nick Metcalfe chose Fort Myers Beach

All year round - beach side paradise

What makes this cottage unique

Steps from the white sand beach with warm and calm Gulf waters

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Charming Beachside cottage less than 30 steps from the beach!
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
5

Perfect beach getaway! What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend in the cottage with our two dogs and can't wait to go back! Claudia was there to welcome us and just a text away if we had any questions or needed anything. The kitchen had everything we needed to make breakfast each day and the grill outside was a great option to have! The cottage was very clean and comfortable - even the bed was comfortable which is a huge plus and not always the case in rentals!!!

The location was perfect...across the street from the grocery store, bar/restaurant and a marina where we rented a boat each day. There were so many great places to boat including secluded beaches and restaurants - great way to spend a couple of days! The beach at the cottage was very nice too and on a quieter part of Ft Myers Beach. It was nice being able to use the beach area in front of the main house too! The cottage is set just behind the main house and has parking right at the door.

It's a quick 5 minute drive into town where the were tons of options for food and drink. And if you have dogs...this is a really great option since the beach and many restaurants were dog friendly! It was our first time visiting that area, but we travel quite a bit and were very impressed with the entire experience!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, clean and bright cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this beautiful cottage, very clean and roomy. Excellent decor, amenities and fabulous host!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for a Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our brief weekend getaway to the Cottage. We are pretty seasoned travelers and typically stay in 5 star hotels we chose the Cottage because we were seeking a more laid back "chill" atmosphere. Just stating this for perspective. I will start with the only thing we would have liked to be different. The Cottage is 30 steps from the beach; but there is a large house between it and the beach. You can still see the ocean from your kitchen window, but know going in; you don't have an unobstructed view to the water.

Otherwise: the Cottage is a studio floor-plan so it is perfect for Couples or families with small children. It was clean and comfortable with a supplied kitchen, washer & dryer, coffee maker, blender, beach towels and even some misc. items you wouldn't expect like small bottles of shampoo, body wash, etc. The list goes on, but you get the idea. It is close enough to dining options but not right in the middle of the busy area's; which we prefer. In fact, we would have preferred it was even a little more secluded, but that is not easily found.

We are beach people: and the beach was fantastic: not crowded at all (we visited in mid October). Sand Dollars everywhere, very little tide and great assortment of shells to occupy your time. The nicest amenity this property offers is access to lots of beach extra's that you would be paying extra for at other properties: Paddle Board, Kayak, Beach Chairs, Table, Umbrella, Bikes and other Blow up and sand toys. We have stayed at other places and easily added another $300 - $500 for access to these items.

Claudia was very attentive, checking in to make sure everything was going well providing her cell number. We didn't need to call her but knew we could if needed. We had a Fantastic trip just sorry to be back in 50 degree weather here in Missouri.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

cute, cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in the cozy cottage on the beach. It was a perfect get away for myself and my two daughters and my toddler grandson. The owner was both hospitable and helpful. Our trip was a birthday celebration; so, we had dinner at the Bubble Room on Captiva. So fun. The cottage is steps from the beach, which is beautiful and uncrowded. I will definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family. We are already thinking about when we can make a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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misrepresented

  • 2 of 5

We felt the listing was somewhat misrepresented. We were looking for s dog friendly place with easy beach access. It was indeed that. The beach was very convenient & the beach was dog friendly. However, it was advertised as a cottage in Sanibel & that it was not. It was a studio with a very small bathroom. Our 16 yr old daughter went with us so we would have all preferred more privacy. It was in Ft Meyers Beach too far from Sanibel to enjoy anything in that area. There were nice restraints around, but for the price there was not enough to justify it. Even little things like toiletries were missing. It just wasn't worth the price.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, Thank you again for staying with us. We were saddened to read that your stay and the Beach Cottage did not live up to your expectations. We want every guest to have a fantastic time and have had years of happy visitors, having had a fantastic stay. However we always strive to improve and your feedback is very valuable to us. The listing does state that the rental unit is a studio, and classifies it as an open plan design, beds included. But just to be safe, in order to avoid confusion, we shall list a floor plan of the Beach Cottage along with the pictures. You mention that the listing apparently states the location as Sanibel. The location is stated at ‘Fort Myers Beach’ on google maps, also the main description states this as the location, as well as the details of arrival, which you received upon receipt of payment - clearly stated the property address. We feel the price of the freestanding Beach Cottage unit which sleeps up to 4 persons, with private yard, onsite parking, bbq and most of all close proximity of the beach, along with sea views - is a justified price point. We try to make your weekend get away as comfortable as possible, this is why the Beach Cottage has always been fitted with: kitchen roll, washing up kit, complimentary bottles of water, bath & shower bar, toilet paper, laundry detergent, iron and ironing board, waffle bathrobes, bathroom towels, hairdryer, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, cooler, flashlight, beach toys for kids. Apart from the ‘bath & shower bar’ we currently offer we shall include more toiletries such as shampoo and conditioner. We thank you for your feedback, Many Thanks, warm wishes, Claudia
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4

Quiet weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

PROS:-Cottage was clean, tastefully decorated-Dog-friendly-30-second walk to beach-King bed was very comfortable-Had central A/C-Publix is directly across the street. Shops, liquor store, and restaurants within a mile-Use of included kayak/paddleboards was great-Games provided in the cottage. Our family played Taboo every night-Washer/Dryer available in unit

CONS:-Mandatory leash law for dogs on the beach. We thought it was leash-free and got majorly hassled by beach patrol, almost received a citation. Guy was a real jerk. And our dog is EXTREMELY well-behaved.-Cottage sits directly on the street so the traffic was very noisy and busy at night-Shower had a VERY slow drain. First night had to take 30-second showers. Asked owners for Drano and was dropped off next morning. -No cleaner (Windex, etc.) to clean countertops/table-Very limited food prep area-Bunk beds are EXTREMELY noisy. Very creaky. Our kids could not sleep on them so we all had to squish in king bed-Outside of cottage needs to be maintained better. Chairs were dirty, walkway was not swept off, weeds need to be trimmed-Only 1/2 roll of toilet paper was in bathroom when we arrived. Should have at least 2 more rolls accessible and more trash bags available without having to call owner -Couldn't get TV to work. There are DVD's to watch but we really wanted to watch Olympic coverage. Couldn't figure out DISH network/remote-No cling wrap, tin foil, or cookie sheets available-Kayak needs a plug. Had to bring it in frequently because it filled with water and had to be emptied

Overall, we had a pleasant stay. Claudia met us upon arrival. The beach water was VERY murky and again, our dog could not be off the leash so we headed to Bonita Dog Beach which is 10 minutes away. SO WORTH IT! Water was clear and dogs run free. The sunsets were magnificent but there are NO-SEEUMS so we got bitten on the beach at night. Lots of sand dollars and live shells to find in the ocean. I have to say that the cottage is not worth the price/per night advertised. We have stayed in other beach and mountain VRBO's at much lower price points where they provided everything down to extra paper towels, foil, Zip-Loc bags, cling wrap, etc. and we did not need anything, just food and clothing. We had to stop at Publix to get more toilet paper at night because we ran out and it was too late to call owner. It's all in the details! This property could be something really special with just a bit more TLC.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelly, Thank you for your feedback, which we greatly appreciate, as we always strive to improve. Sorry to hear your stay at the Beach Cottage did not live up to your expectations. We would have loved to have catered to any extra needs or questions you might have had, would you have let us know. Although we have not had a complaint ever about the bunk beds, we have taken your response on board and replaced the mattresses, as well as the matress protectors. In regards to the kayak which you stated had light water leakage, I can assure you that we have found the plug in the sand next to the paddles, refitted and sealed it. Please know that safety is our priority and we want all guests to be safe using the water sports equipment. Again, thank you for staying with us! Many Thanks, Warm wishes, Claudia
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Fort Myers International Airport RSW
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bayfront Bistro
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kelly Greens or Bonita Fairways Golf & CountryClub
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
75
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Bayfront Bistro
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Fort Myers Beach / Estero beach
Car: not necessary

Charming Beachside cottage studio less than 30 steps away from the beach via direct beach access, no need to even cross the road!

Enjoy beautiful Gulf views from this newly remodeled beach cottage from the open Kitchen, Living room, Breakfast/Dining area. Featuring a King sized bed and separated walled off bunk beds. Spacious dining & living area and fully equipped kitchen with new fridge, new stove, new microwave along with washer and dryer. Central AC unit plus ceiling fan. Wifi, cable TV, DVD player, iPhone dock and speaker. Beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels provided for your convenience & comfort.

The surrounding shelled yard is equipped with loungers, dining chairs and table with Weber gas BBQ. Sip cocktails, Relax and enjoy the Ocean breezes and views from the comfort of your home, in your private yard overlooking the sea, and watching the sun go down as the colors change in the sky and reflect across the calm and warm gulf waters. The sunsets are truly awesome!

Dolphins can often be seen passing by in the evenings, or seen rounding up fish together and playing close to the beach shores in the morning making for some great spectacles during early strolls on the quiet beach.

Parking for 2 cars on site.

Whether relaxing in the warmth on the beach, or in the private beach side yard overlooking the sea with cooling sea breezes, or more active beach walks, shelling, fishing, or more adventurous SUP, Kayaking, jet skiing or parasailing all just minutes away by foot accords the soft white sand there is something for everyone at The BeachCottage situated on the most beautiful mid-region of Fort Myers Beach

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
**last minute deal **
27 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£326
for 2 nights
From
£130
 
 
Christmas New Year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,297
for 7 nights
£2,297
 
 
High Season 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,297
for 7 nights
£2,297
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£462
for 2 nights
From
£198
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £59 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £157
Pet Fee £59 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by signed agreement and/or payment.

100% refund if canceled a minimum of 90 days before arrival date, no refund after 90 days before arrival date.

Must be 25 years or older to lease.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mid Island in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Bunk Bed , crib on request
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Beach Cottage has a studio open plan design. This is best suited for a couple get a way or family with young children, unless you do not mind sharing. For added privacy try our Gulf Front Apartment with two separate bedrooms and bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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