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Awesome Beachfront Condo

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Welcome to paradise. Our condo was recently renovated with new kitchen, granite counters an two full baths for your enjoyment and comfort. Castle Beach condos are located directly on the beach, all with gulf views and no lagoon separating you from the beach. The complex is on the south end of Ft. Myers beach far enough away from the major tourist area to get peace and quiet, but only a trolley ride away from all the action. Just down the street at Lovers Key you can rent a kayak and view this beautiful sanctuary or rent jet skies and boats or windsurf and para-sail. Take long walks on the beach shelling or just relax and watch the aqua life of the gulf coast. Every amenity is available to you on Ft. Myers Beach and the vacation to remember awaits you. We are constantly looking for ways to improve your stay. This year we installed a new stove, king size mattress, new sheets and towels.

Amenities: Air conditioning, two TVs, cable, VCR, CD player, DVD player, tape player, phone, microwave, dishwasher, in home washer and dryer, utensils, linens, towels, screened lanai, covered - assigned covered parking

More Details

Property Manager
John Osuchowski
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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6 Convertible bed(s) Bedroom 1: 1 king Bedroom 2: 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

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Awesome Beachfront Condo
average rating of 4.428571 based on 42 reviews
4

Overall nice condo

  • 4 of 5

Our overall stay was good and we had a great time. The condo itself was awesome—fully stocked kitchen, plenty of towels, toilet paper, etc and it was clean and comfortable. We did have an issue with the AC not working when we first arrived but John very quickly had someone out to fix it, no complaints there. The only real complaint we had on the interior was the master bed, it was so uncomfortable and the pillows were flat. It would also have been nice to have a small amount of laundry detergent and dishwasher soap but not a big deal. The pool area was very nice and well maintained and never crowded, we often had the whole pool to ourselves. One other suggestion would be a small tv in the 2nd bedroom.

The main issue that made this condo a less than 5 star option for our family was the beach itself. Others have mentioned the walk to the beach but it was just a few minutes’ walk and this was not a problem for us, although a beach cart would make a really great and useful addition to the condo amenities. The beach itself, however, was not very nice. It was nothing but shells instead of the nice soft sand we found at nearby beaches and we had to buy water shoes to keep from cutting our feet. This was a concern for our kiddos. The water was also very flat and calm, which meant a ton of seaweed and no waves to play in. We ended up going down to the main beach near the pier most days because we wanted to be able to play and swim in the water. The bird sanctuary was also kind of a pain because the birds were noisy at every hour of the day and sometimes would fly at us when we tried to walk on the path to the water.

The location of the complex is more private and away from the super touristy areas, which we didn’t mind, but if you are looking for something in walking distance to shops and restaurants, this isn’t the place. We had no problem getting around and finding parking, although the metered parking gets a little pricey.

For our family, I don’t think we would come back to this condo and would find something a little closer to the action, but we enjoyed our stay and appreciate the effort to make the condo comfortable and inviting.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, Relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was absolutely perfect for my girlfriend and I to stay in! Perfect size and comfortable with a well stocked kitchen for us to cook in. The beach was not crowded at all either. Accessing the room and building was so simple. We would definitely return to this condo in the future! Thank you for the beautiful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved the beach

  • 5 of 5

The beach was wonderful, to much seaweed YUCK!

The condo was very comfortable and made our stay enjoyable. We did buy a few items for the beach and left them at the condo.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fantastic condo and clean, quiet beach!

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing week at this condo. Everything was great! Felt like we had the whole place to ourselves! Beach was clean and easily accessible. Saw LOTS of wildlife! Only slight downfall was the distance from the condo to the water. Long way to carry your stuff. Would have been nice to have a cart or wagon to help get the stuff out. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Loved the condo but it was a bit of a distance to the water.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay but when we arrived right at 3p and walked in the beds were unmade. As we stood there a bit dumbfounded a woman walked in and told us check in wasn't until 4p. It clearly states on the website 3p so I'm not sure what the issue was. Also there was renovation going on in the condo next door that was pretty loud most of the day. That being said the condo is super nice and very well laid out.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice condo with a beautiful view!

  • 3 of 5

Pros:

-easy access only one flight of stairs up

-located at south end of island, away from the fray and crowded beaches

-can rent bikes for $30/week (highly recommended), ride 1 mile nw to Santini Plaza and CVS, a mile or so se to Lover's Key SP.

-watch boats of all kinds go in and out of the Gulf from the river all day

-tons of shells on the white sand beach

-plenty of recreational opportunities--highly recommend the jet ski dolphin tour from the booth in front of The Wyndham (and the Tiki Bar there at Pinchers🍹😉)

-the condo is nicely furnished, with new cooking pans and decent dishes, lots of ceiling fans

-pool seems nice (kids liked it)

-rental process was easy

-can ride the trolley uptown for $2 all day

Cons:

-it being Easter week, the traffic (foot and car) at the north/uptown end of the island was insane; took 45 min by trolley to get there (you could probably walk the 6 miles faster); I would say just stay away from that end...unless you have a lot of patience!

-first impressions: fake smelly plug-in air freshener, and rotting used sponge at the kitchen sink...both easily remedied

-lack of essentials--no Kleenex, no laundry soap, only one roll of paper towel and tp for the week, one set of bath towels, two trash bags for the whole week, low on hand soap

-very nice beach chairs (4) but no beach umbrella, and 4 really worn out beach towels

-overall pretty clean, except the bathroom, which still had soap scum on the shower walls, and the used plastic shower curtain liner

-no cards, games, or visitor tourist info (puzzles don't count!)

-could use a recycling bin

-master shower drain ran slow

-approximately 500 steps to the beach

That being said, we did enjoy our stay, and probably would give it 4 stars if it were cleaner and had a few more supplies. The AC was efficient and easy to turn off when the breeze permitted. Loved the ship lap on the ceiling! Thank you for the wine, and for allowing us to share your home for a week! 😎

[note to John: the key lock box was hanging open when we got there, and the light over the dining table must be burned out/didn't work]

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in South 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
 
Summer/Fall
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
8 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,255
for 7 nights
£1,255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,637
for 7 nights
£1,637
 
 
January
29 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 7 nights
£1,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
26 Jan 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,637
for 7 nights
£1,637
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
20 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,382
for 7 nights
£1,382
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall
6 Jul 2019 - 6 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
7 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,255
for 7 nights
£1,255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,637
for 7 nights
£1,637
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,043
for 7 nights
£1,043
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.12
reservation Fee £19.12 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £114.72 + Tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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