HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

The Fair View of the Bay on Fort Myers Beach

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights

Overview

About the property

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

April 2018 Special: April 10 - 20, 10 nights, $1,600 plus fees.

Last minute pre Christmas special: Dec 9-23, 2017. Inquire for special weekly rate!

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

Owner
Cameron
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

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).

Location

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
I70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
South Beach Grill at Santini Plaza
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Walk-in Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest room - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

96% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
The Fair View of the Bay on Fort Myers Beach
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cologne, Germany
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We just ended our week on Ft Myers Beach and had a fabulous time! The house is great and the location is wonderful. My kids loved hanging out by the pool and fishing in the canal.

The property is in excellent condition and the owners are great people. We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Shropshire UK
5

Fantastic Villa.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at The Fair View and again the Villa was immaculate upon arrival and throughout our stay we were looked after by the management. We were due to stay in May but due to a medical emergency we had to change our dates to September. James was so helpful and he changed them without a second thought. He kept us updated throughout hurricane Irma and his communication was second to none. My family and I highly recommend this beautiful Villa and the owner could not be nicer. Once again thank you James an we will be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

It was an extremely clean house, with a great pool. Very close to beaches and restaurants, loved seeing dolphins from the dock. Would definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
4

Muy buena y cómoda casa de vacaciones

  • 4 of 5

Muy buena y cómoda casa de vacaciones

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Photos

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,036
for 7 nights
£1,036
£3,102
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,862
for 7 nights
£1,862
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£2,523
for 14 nights
£1,366
£4,341
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
21 night minimum stay
£5,415
for 21 nights
£1,945
£6,820
 
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,449
for 7 nights
£1,449
£4,341
 
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,201
for 7 nights
£1,201
£3,184
 
 
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,036
for 7 nights
£1,036
£3,102
 
 
Christmas 2018
19 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,945
for 7 nights
£1,945
 
 
January 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,449
for 7 nights
£1,449
£4,754
 
 
Feb 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
21 night minimum stay
£5,168
for 21 nights
£1,862
£6,820
 
 
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
21 night minimum stay
£5,168
for 21 nights
£1,862
£6,820
 
 
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,449
for 7 nights
£1,449
£4,754
 
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
£2,688
for 14 nights
£1,449
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £372.25
Cleaning and Linens Fee £148.9 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £43.93
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Ask Owner a Question
Available
Unavailable