An island retreat in the Caloosahatchee River with direct Gulf access.
About Karen Peterson
Mike and Karen have hosted on AirBnB for several years. We had a three story home on 2 ½ acres where we raised our three children on. When our last child moved out, we had this big house with empty rooms. Mike’s brother recommended we do AirBnB. We were a little skeptical, but moved forward with trying it out. We then had a friend who had an emergency and needed a place for their family to stay so they became our first customers. Our first year we were booked solid during the winter season, had a nice break during off-season and more people came the next year. We then decided to downsize and sold that wonderful property. We moved to a place on a canal, just off the Caloosahatchee river. Mike won a boat in a drawing and we were able to explore the area by boat. On one of our ventures we found this wonderful island and knew we could share it with others, just as we had shared our other home. Both of us have a vision to help others and to create a place for others to relax, refresh, and reconnect with other family members and friends. As our children were growing up we met with Mike’s family including his Grandmother, Parents, Siblings and their families, Uncles and their families for a family vacation every year at a resort in MN. We were able to reconnect with each other during the vacation week having fun playing games, fishing, shopping, water skiing, and enjoying meals together. The families didn’t all live close together and the week at the lake allowed us to have the bond of fellowship each year. At Grace River Island Resort, Mike and Karen want to open their home to allow others to gather together in Florida for fellowship, weddings, small business conferences, birthdays, anniversaries or to just relax, refresh, and reconnect with others.
Karen Peterson purchased this House in 2019
Why Karen Peterson chose Fort Myers
We saw this island as we were out boating. We knew the value of vacation rentals and wanted to make this large island resort to share with others.
What makes this House unique
The island is a unique space as there are very few islands on the Caloosahatchee River that have homes on them. This is a private gated island. So you share the space only with the people in your group. The views of the river and sunsets are spectacular.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
QUIET Hours 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. Sound travels easily over the water. We want to be respectful of our neighbors. Family-friendly property.
We allow weddings and events look for our wedding wire as extra charges may apply. Please inquire before booking.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Beaches, Baseball, Hockey, Warm Sun and Fun