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The Fair View of the Bay on Fort Myers Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights


About the property

Considered by many to be one most beautiful two bedroom homes on the island

Live the good life of the southern end of Estero Island and Fort Myers Beach. Everything about this house speaks of good taste, from the recently renovated kitchen and baths with new cabinets and appliances (including wine refrigerator), recessed lighting, travertine marble and granite countertops, designer furniture; to the screened-in pool and patio area lanai; to the elegant wooden boathouse and dock; to the brick paved circular drive and tasteful gardens; and finally the quiet setting and stunning views across Estero Bay.

This two bedroom, two bath canal home is set just in from the bay in the Fairview Isles subdivision just north of Santini Plaza, at the intersection of two wide canals, so the view is great in all directions. A deeded right-of-way across Estero Blvd takes you to the middle of the most beautiful section of beach on the island, with expansive sand and the signature blue cabanas and beach chairs available for rent. Enjoy the pleasure of walking in the balmy evenings to Charley’s Boathouse or the restaurants of Santini Plaza for dinner and socializing, drinks at one of the tiki bars on the beach, or invite guests over to go for a swim in the large heated pool or to just sit outside and enjoy the evening breezes off the bay and the beautiful view. For the discerning guests who want the best, this house will be one of your favorite aspects of your vacation in the area.

The dock is available for use by the guests, so you can take your skiff down the inside of the island to the bars and restaurants of northern Fort Myers Beach such as Matanzas Harborside and Nervous Nellies, and across the bay on San Carlos Island to Parrot Key, Doc Ford's or the Nauti Turtle. Or make a day out of it with a boat trip out into the Gulf of Mexico and North to Sanibel and Captiva, Pine Island Sound and Cabbage Key, or south to Naples. If you like to fish, fishermen travel from far and wide to take advantage of the awesome catches of Estero Bay. There is room at the dock for most boats and/or jet skis of guests.

All in all, this gem of a home can be the perfect retreat from the cold north. It sleeps 4 comfortably, or a maximum of 5 in a pinch. There are flat screen TV’s in the bedrooms and one each in the living room and family room.

Notes: The Master Bedroom has a king size bed, and the guest room has two twin beds, so the house can sleep 4 comfortably. There is also a day-bed in the living room which can accommodate a 5th person in pinch. Each of the two bathrooms has a stand-up marble shower, there is no bathtub. All linens are provided, including beach towels. There are beach chairs in the garage for guests' use. Bikes can be rented at the Dolphin Inn, a short walk from the house. The pool is heated and lit, and there are also lights around the screened-in lanai area for evening entertaining, but please keep the noise down and be respectful of the neighbors. Daily or periodic cleaning and housekeeping is available through my local property managers, who can be available to answer questions, fix problems and provide other services that may be required. Linens (sheets, bath towels and beach towels) are provided and their use is included in the cleaning fee.

The calendar is up to date every day. If it shows a free week you can be quite sure that it is. Because the owner spends time out of the country, inquiries that are sent after 6 PM US east coast time may not be responded to until the next morning.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Cameron

I am an early retired businessman who enjoys beautiful homes. Having grown up in a Brownstone in NYC, and summers on the beach in Connecticut on Long Island Sound, I still gravitate to cultural centers, as well as beach and boating communities. I have homes in the Boston area; Fort Myers Beach, Florida; and Paris and Mimizan, France.

Cameron purchased this house in 2014

Why Cameron chose South Island

I immediately fell in love with the beautiful remodeling which had been done, the manicured gardens and stunning location. The house had everything I was looking for, including boat lift and pool. I have spent the last year decorating it and getting all the details right (I hope).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Island in Ft Myers Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Walk-in Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest room - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveller reviews)

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The Fair View of the Bay on Fort Myers Beach
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Bay View Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at this vacation home! It was great to have the two bedrooms and more importantly, two bathrooms to separate one for adults and other for kids! This house is perfect for a family of four. We have five, but it worked out fine as we bought a cheap air mattress which our oldest slept on.

We all loved having the pool onsite in the screened in area, and also enjoyed having fishing so accessible off the dock! We ate outside for all but two meals during our week there. The walk to the beach was about 1/2 mi from house to water but it worked out well having the wagon in the garage to use. Loaded up the toddler, cooler, towels, and beach toys in there and we were set!

James did a great job answering all my questions prior to our visit, and it went smoothly to check in and out. It was a treat to meet and work with John as well during our visit; he was very responsive when working through a minor cable issue. The house location and amenities were wonderful and we would recommend the Fair View of the Bay as a great vacation option.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterloo, Iowa

We have stayed here two years in a row and have never been disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

Property is centrally located. Near to several outstanding restaurants, short walk to the beach, local pharmacy and Times Square for shopping. We normally ride the trolley when we want to go downtown.

The house itself is very nice, the pool is heated and there is a nice sized grill for cookouts. We have always had a great time! Wonderful memories!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous backyard

  • 5 of 5

Great view of canals and waterways (15 minute ride to middle of town, but well worth it), short walk to local beach, comfortable facilities. Well-managed and maintained. Had a pleasant visit by a very sociable blue heron.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend this lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house sits right on the canal where you can watch manatees and dolphins playing while you swim in the wonderfully heated pool. The pool deck has a very nice grill and eating area where you can enjoy all your meals.

The house is beautifully decorated and is just a short walk to the beach.

James and John are the perfect hosts and have stocked this house with everything you will need to enjoy your vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a lovely stay and would definitely come back.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and updated. The king sized bed was super comfortable and we appreciated the TV's in every room.

We liked that you left us 2 kinds of wine, water and beer for my husband and had supplies of kleenex, paper towels, dish liquid etc.

Everything was very clean and attractive. I liked having scatter rugs where they mattered to prevent slipping.

My favourite was the pool and I swam and read my book on the lounge chairs and we ate our meals outside at the table there.

John was keeping an eye on us and responded to our needs. Thank you from two senior citizens who needed a break badly. Alice and Chris

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cologne, Germany

Perfect house for your vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a very beautiful house right at the canal.

The house itself it perfectly located with a short walk to the beach.

The interiour decoration is just lovely.

We spend many hours at the pool overlooking the canal..... Just Beautiful...

James and his son John were perfect hosts fullfilling every of our needs.

We will definitly be back !

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
RSW - Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pinchers Tiki Bar on the Beach
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
South Beach Grill at Santini Plaza
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Christmas 2018
19 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
21 night minimum stay
for 21 nights
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
21 night minimum stay
for 21 nights
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Fall 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and Linens Fee £148.52 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £371.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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