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White Sand Cottage on Fort Myers Beach

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 5 bedroom, 4 Bathroom Gulf Front Old Florida beach cottage

Note: Please also see my new house down the beach if your desired dates are unavailable. VRBO number 900778.

Your tropical beach holiday awaits!

Enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico from both floors of this spacious Old Florida Style beach cottage. Over 2,600 square feet of living space that includes a view to the Gulf of Mexico from every room! This cottage features five bedrooms and sleeps 10 comfortably with four full bathrooms.

Beautiful beach and gorgeous views stretching from Napes to Sanibel Island from this large family-friendly beach cottage, now being managed exclusively by the owner. 3 king size bedroom suites plus another two bedrooms and four full bathrooms means that family and extended family will have enough room and privacy during their stay. Located in the most desired residential mid-island location, surrounded by other single family homes, you'll feel as though you are on a private beach, with your own coconut palm trees out front.

The Master Bedroom is on the second floor. It has a private deck, a king size bed and a vast view of the Gulf of Mexico, from Naples to Sanibel. A guest bedroom on the second floor has a queen size bed and a side window so you can wake up to views of the beach and water toward Naples. There is a full bath on the second floor.

The first floor has a galley kitchen, spacious living-dining area, 2 kingsize bedroom suites with private full baths (one with windows looking directly out on the Gulf, the other with a partial view), a beach front den with trundle day-bed, and an extra full bathroom next to the den. All bedrooms and the den have wall mounted flat panel TV’s and cable.

The living room has a large flat panel TV and iPod-ready stereo, and plenty of seating for your guests. The front (beach side) of the living/dining area has a wall of sliding glass doors opening onto a deck across the entire back of the house. Half of the deck is open air with deck chairs and a patio umbrella table. The other half is a covered porch perfect for outdoor dining with the sun setting over the Gulf in the background. There are lounge chairs down on the beach and an outdoor shower to rinse off after swimming, and numerous sand toys are tucked under the deck.

There are also 2 outdoor hot water private cabin showers on the deck level at both side entrances to the house, plus a new gas BBQ grill on the deck. All in all, there is plenty of space from which to pick your favorite spot for sunbathing, outdoor dining or family gatherings.

This house is well maintained and has all the expected amenities inside - flat panel TV's, cable, internet, wifi, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc., plus seating for 10 inside or 12 or more outside in the screened-in outdoor beachfront dining area. Massive front, side and back decking, provide ideal indoor/outdoor living, and with two outdoor changing rooms with hot showers on either side of the house there's no waiting going on or off the beach.

Lot's of room for extended families. A sliding door on the north side of the living room can create a young-family suite with the White master suite and den and 2 bathrooms for a special sense of privacy when it's time for the little ones to go to bed. This area's separate entrance and outdoor changing room with private hot shower completes the package.

The gentle Gulf waves and talcum-powder soft sand means you will want to spend most of your time on the beach. There are a number of beach toys and furniture provided and stored under the deck. But when it comes dinner time, in addition to the full kitchen make sure to take advantage of the outdoor gas grill (propane gas and utensils provided) and enjoy large meals at the outdoor dining tables in the beach-front, screened in porch.

Located a short walk away from the Publix supermarket, Bay Front Bistrot and the Marina/boat rental; or take the trolley, drive or bike north to Time Square or South to Santini Plaza.

This house rents Saturday to Saturday only. Families only. No weddings, bachelor parties, random groups or hipsters please! Prices shown are base rate for 10 guests, additional guests are at a rate of $30/person/night. This house had been managed by an agency but is now back to being managed by the owner, meaning better responsiveness and lower fees for the renter.

Notes on the area:

To get your bearings, you are at the middle of Estero Island, otherwise known as the town of Fort Myers Beach. It is one in a series of barrier islands (or Keys) that are along the Florida coast.

The major supermarket for the island is called Publix and is also in the middle of the island, just a few minute walk south along Estero Blvd on the left hand side. Behind Publix is a marina and also the Bayside Bistrot - a very good restaurant. There is also a farmers market on Wednesdays in the parking lot of the Baptist Church, about a half mile north of the house along Estero Blvd.

Just walking out on the beach you can see amazing things: Head to the water's edge and you may see dolphins swimming by and amazing sea birds. If you turn right and walk up the beach you will head toward the north end of the island and the "Time Square" area. People love to walk up and down the beach, and at low tide you can find some beautiful shells. If you walk up north about a mile, you will come to the "Junkanoo". Here there are a number of restaurants, and outdoor bars as well as jet ski, kayak rentals, etc. If you continue north you will come into the commercial end of the north end and Times Square, with lots more restaurants, bars and activities, and the well known pier. This has a totally different feel - very relaxed with lots of bars, cafes and restaurants and many shops. This is where the younger people go to party and has a totally different "vibe" from the mid-island and south end. It can be very fun, but the traffic heading north can be difficult due to the construction work going on on Estero Blvd.

If you drive south along the main road, Estero Blvd., about a couple of miles down, you will come to Santini Plaza. This is a commercial center that has numerous restaurants and cafes and shops. Truly Scrumptious is the place to go for ice cream and American breakfast and coffee. The South Beach Grill has the highest quality food in there for dinner, but the other restaurants are all good. On Tuesdays there is a farmers market in Santini Plaza which has excellent produce, as well as seafood and barbecued meats.

Just before Santini Plaza is the CVS pharmacy, where you can get not only all your pharmacy needs, but they also carry some basic food like eggs, butter, milk, bread, cereal, coffee, etc. Just behind Santini Plaza is the Fish Tale Marina. Here you can rent power boats to take out yourself, and also hire a guided fishing boat for a day long fishing trip if you want.

Just across the bridge to the south is the Lover's Key State Park. This is a beautiful nature preserve with trails. Also just across the bridge is a resort on the left (bayside) that has a nice waterfront restaurant. I think they also rent kayaks in there as well.

If you continue south over the bridges and islands you will shortly come to Big Hickory Island, and on your left is the Big Hickory Grill. Continuing south you will eventually come back onto the mainland in Bonita springs, and further on you can get to Naples. This is where to go if you want to do any bigger shopping. It's also where you would go if you want to golf as there are a number of golf courses in that area.

Many people want to go to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, and this makes a wonderful day-trip. These are the next islands north of Estero Island. They are quite easy to get to, but with the traffic on the north end of Fort Myers Beach, you would want to leave fairly early in the morning to get off the island to the north before the traffic builds up. Just stay on the main road (Estero Blvd) which then become San Carlos Road once you cross the bridge onto the mainland. Keep going until you see an overpass highway, and turn left there onto Summerlin Road. Stay on that and you will shortly come to the causeway and bridge over to Sanibel. But if you go, plan on staying the day so you come back late enough in the afternoon or early evening so you don't hit the traffic of people trying to get onto Fort Myers Beach.

I hope all this helps, let me know if you have any questions, and I'll add more advice as I think of it!

Note: 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. This property had been managed by a vacation rental company, and there were many recommendations for the house which can't be brought over to this "new" listing. Here, though, are a sample from earlier ratings:

Wonderful family getaway

It was fantastic! The house was huge so plenty of room for the 4 grandchildren to roam. It was very well stocked with anything you could want or need. Thanks to the owner who knows what people on vacation need when they fly down and can't take very much with them. Allen and Lisa do a great job to make sure the unit is very clean and stocked

White Sand Cottage a delight

The house and the beach were amazin

More Details

Owner
J Cameron
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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Serves the upstairs Grand Master BR and Guest BR
    Pink Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Private Bathroom for "Pink" Bedroom
    White Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Private Bathroom for White BR Suite - Plus outdoor shower
    Blue Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom for Den, + WC for guests in Living Area
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Grand Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is the upstairs master bedroom with the vast Gulf view
    Pink Bedroom Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has it's own private bathroom
    White Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has it's own private bath and own entrance.
    Den - 2 Single Bed , trundle, own bath, and can combine w White BR as family apt
    Upstairs Guest Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs, shares Bathroom with Grand Master Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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White Sand Cottage on Fort Myers Beach
average rating of 4.86 based on 50 reviews
5

Great location - but more importantly Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience could not have been better! Everything was as advertised, from the spacious and clean bedrooms/bathrooms to all the other amenities. The living area with the large TV and view of the gulf was the focal point for many fun evenings. We used the grill several times and enjoyed our meals on the deck. Also, great beach furniture. This was our third year at the house and we will definitely be back for a fourth!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southold New York
5

GREAT Beach house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This house and property is exactly as described. Remember this is a beach house, it’s clean, well maintained and broken in with memories of great times had. The house is dated but that is where it gets it’s charm.

The owners and property manager were a pleasure to deal and actively kept communication open to insure we enjoyed our stay.

I would stay at this house again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Again and again....

  • 5 of 5

... we will come back to this beautiful old Florida style house. Only a few steps searate the house from the sea and the mid-island location is fantastic. Only a few people are on this section of the beach. It is a quiet place and you can walk for hours to the north or south.

Unfortunately hurrican Irma prevetend us from arriving. But before and during the hurrican I was always kept up to date by James, the owner. A week after Irma we finally arrived Florida. The house was so perfectly prepared for us, despite the adverse conditions.

A big thank you to James and John, our great heroes in every situation. See you again in September 2018

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best of the Best!!!

  • 5 of 5

Tremendous communication from owner, INCREDIBLE house, PERFECT location - we just can't say enough good things about this house! My family and I enjoyed an unforgettable Spring Break in Fort Myers, and, having seen many other housing options while there, this was by far the best - WELL DONE!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great view, great house, great service!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelby Twp. MI
4

great house for family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We had a super, wonderful time with our family. Plenty of room for the 6 adults and 4 children in our party. Weather, ocean views, sunset were all perfect. Great memories forever!! Owner John was very good about helping with any issue.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
RSW - Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
300 Kilometres
Bayside Bistro
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I70
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Bayside Bistro
Nearest Beach
Fort Myers Beach

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May 2018
29 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,942
for 7 nights
£2,942
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,359
for 7 nights
£3,359
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,109
for 7 nights
£3,109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,944
for 7 nights
£3,944
 
 
December 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,942
for 7 nights
£2,942
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,362
for 7 nights
£5,362
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,610
for 7 nights
£3,610
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,945
for 7 nights
£4,945
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,195
for 7 nights
£5,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
£3,419
for 6 nights
£3,944
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,025
for 7 nights
£3,025
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
25 May 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,443
for 7 nights
£3,443
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2019
10 Aug 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,192
for 7 nights
£3,192
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2019
23 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,027
for 7 nights
£4,027
 
 
December 2019
30 Nov 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,025
for 7 nights
£3,025
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2019
14 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£5,446
for 7 nights
£5,446
 
 
Jan 2020
4 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,693
for 7 nights
£3,693
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 2020
1 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
7 night minimum stay
£5,029
for 7 nights
£5,029
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
March 2020
1 Mar 2020 - 8 Apr 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,279
for 7 nights
£5,279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2020
9 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,027
for 7 nights
£4,027
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£4,528
for 7 nights
£4,528
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £751.9
Cleaning and Linens fee £244.37 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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