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 Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

"Beach Sanctuary" Luxury with most beautiful views on the Fort Myers Beach!

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 2,236 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Expansive Views Of The Gulf, Beach And Nature Sanctuaries From Beach Front Gem

Check our the video tour below!

Bring your family and be one of the first to experience the perfect beach front island vacation at the Beach Sanctuary. Enjoy the amazing views from 3 levels of this stunning and well appointed architectural home. Perfectly located toward the southern tip of Estero Island (Fort Myers Beach), the house was designed to maximize your appreciation of one of the more beautiful spots in the world. With a beautiful large sandy beach directly in front of the house, you will also enjoy looking at Lovers Key to the left and the pleasure boat traffic going between the islands, and a nature preserve to the right of the beach. The bird watching from one of the three balconies is second to none.

Perfect for 3-4 couples or large extended families, this newly renovated and beautifully furnished house can comfortably sleep 11. Keep yourself and the kids active with healthy activities! In addition to enjoying the warm Gulf of Mexico waters from your beach there are sand toys and splash wading pool for the kids. And if you get an afternoon tropical rain shower, or if the sun gets too hot, come inside and play ping pong and pool (billiards) in the beach level game room or walk into town (Santini Plaza area) and get an ice cream cone. Don't forget to come back in the evening for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants there, ride the bikes or walked down the beach to the tiki bars about a mile north on the beach, or make use of the outdoor BBQ grill at the house with the fresh fish and shrimp for the local farmers market.

When you're done take a soak in the new luxurious 6 person hot-tub-spa at beach level while watching the sun set. And for fishermen, the fishing from the beach is renowned as the tides going in and out of the bay pass right by. Boat rentals and fishing charters are available at the Fish Tale Marina behind Santini Plaza, and there are numerous golf courses a short drive away.

The house features a king size master suite with beautiful shower and jacuzzi whirlpool tub. There is also a sofa/day bed in the master bedroom. The other two large bedrooms have king size beds. The top floor "loft" has double bed/trundle/bunks and sleeping in beds for four, along with a spectacular view and direct access to the loft deck!

The beach is a wonderful swimming beach. Don't worry about packing beach towels as we provide them, along with a collection of beach toys for kids and other beach equipment.

The house is at the very southern end of the island. So, less traffic than further north on the island, and it is very easy and fast from here to get onto the mainland and back and forth to the airport.

There will be two bicycles and a kayak on site for your use, and of course you can rent more close by if you want. There are also sand toys and beach towels provided. The beach is large and the water’s edge is about a 3 minute walk from the house and we provide a cart for wheeling your things back and forth.

Please note that the calendar is kept up-to-date. If it shows availability for the period you are interested in, you can be sure that it is available and you can book it. Saturday to Saturday only, please.

I under stand life happens, and in the event of a cancellation, I will try and work with you to refund as much as possible. The closer to the arrival date the cancellation is made, the harder it is to re-rent and the higher the fee. Inquire for specifics if you are interested, but simply stated, I understand things happen and will try and work with you.

Notes on the area:

To get your bearings, you are at the southern end 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.

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 immediately find yourself in a nature preserve that makes you feel like you are on a desert island. People love to walk up the beach, and at low tide you can find some beautiful shells. If you walk up north about a mile, just passed the preserve, you will come to a hotel with a nice tiki bar and restaurant called Pinchers Crab Shack. There's another tiki bar a little further up.

If you head north along the main road, Estero Blvd., about a mile up, 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 past 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.

A little further north along Estero Blvd is Charley's Boathouse which is a good family restaurant with an excellent salad bar and good fish dishes, and there is also a cinema around there.

The major supermarket for the island is called Publix and is in the middle of the island, so about 3 miles north of the house on the right hand side. Behind Publix is a marina and also the Bayside Bistrot - a very good restaurant. If you continue north on the island you eventually will come to the North End. This has a totally different feel - very relaxed with lots of bars and restaurants. This is where the younger people go to party and has a totally different "vibe" from the 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.

Very close to you, just across the bridge, is the Lover's Key State Park. This is another 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!

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About J Cameron

I came down to visit my brother on Fort Myers Beach a number of years ago and fell in love with this area. I now own 3 properties on the island, each of which I fell in love with and felt I would be happy to live in full-time if (when) I finally have the opportunity! There is so much to do in this area, boating, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, beach-combing, bird and dolphin watching, exploring, golfing, relaxing, eating great fresh and healthy food... I think you will love it too!

J Cameron purchased this house in 2016

Why J Cameron chose South Island

I hadn't planned on buying a 3rd property on the island - I already had a beach home and a canal/boating home - but when I saw the "Beach Sanctuary" and its magnificent location and views, I was so taken with it that I made it happen. That was in July 2016, and then I spend the next 3-4 months renovating and redecorating and I think it really sparkles now.

What makes this house unique

The house's location is amazing. It provides outstanding views (which the houses design takes maximum advantage of) and also easy, normally traffic free access to the mainland. If you feel like golphing, shopping, an evening in Naples, or making a Trader Joes run, just head over the bridge going south, enjoy the lovely drive and you'll be there shortly.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2236 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
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 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Powder Room - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Loft bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed
    Master Bed Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master Bedroom: Enjoy view of the Gulf and the adjacent nature sanctuary in this King Size bedroom with en suite master bathroom including luxury shower and jacuzzi tub. The other two bedrooms have king size beds and share a large luxury bathroom. Loft has a bunk bed system that incorporates a double size bed plus two "twin" size (single person) beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

97% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
"Beach Sanctuary" Luxury with most beautiful views on the Fort Myers Beach!
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
Mount Airy, MD
5

Breathtaking views with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 and set of Grandparents truly loved this home for vacation this summer! It truly had everything we needed and more! It felt like home away from home! With very comfortable beds and linens we slept great! So much space to sprawl out with two toddlers. They especially loved the kiddie pool and playing in the sand right off the shaded patio while adults enjoyed the hot tub with all the views of the beach! Loved the loft area at night after kids went to sleep for an evening of Netflix or just sitting looking out at the ocean. The garage was full of EVERYTHING you need for a day at the beach! Highly recommend Truly Scrumptious Cafe for breakfast which we biked to and Fish House for great seafood with family! Smokey Oyster Brewery was a great, laid back date spot! So many options! The best part was that even if you stayed home all day...you missed nothing! So much to do at the house! The deck furniture was so comfortable to sit and enjoy the views. We loved watching all the protected birds nests on the beach and nature preserve which attracted so much wildlife. Would highly recommend staying in this beautiful beach house!!! Thank you James and John for your great home and communication before and during our trip!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

I would highly recommend this property

  • 5 of 5

We will definately bring our family back to this property.the house was perfect for our kids and grandkids.the location is perfect.this was one of the best family vacations we have taken...thanks james and john for renting this exceptional property

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cornelius NC
4

Great home with all the extras you need

  • 4 of 5

Home was great. John was very quick responding to all of our questions

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

South Island

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home. Would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Beach Santuary was the perfect place for our family to reconnect. The house has plenty of space for 8 adults. The weather did not cooperate for our visit so the game room and multi level sitting areas gave us plenty of things to do and space to spread out. The views are beautiful from all levels and the kitchen had everything we needed to enjoy meals together. The house is very clean and the bikes and kayaks are an added bonus. If we choose to vacation in the Ft Myers area again we would defiantly choose to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect vacation house with a perfect location !!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for opening your home to our family ! Perfect location, the house was very clean , plenty of space, and beautiful views! Everyone enjoyed the hot tub, bikes, kayak and game room ! Management was fantastic they even set up a port crib and supplied us with a booster seat for our 2 year old granddaughter ! Cant wait to go back again next year !!

KE

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
RSW
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
i75
Nearest Beach
Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended

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
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,014
for 7 nights
£3,014
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,091
for 7 nights
£2,091
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£2,115
for 6 nights
£2,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,021
for 7 nights
£4,021
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,971
for 6 nights
£2,259
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£3,661
for 5 nights
£5,028
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,182
for 7 nights
£3,182
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
February 2019
2 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,273
for 7 nights
£4,273
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
March 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,356
for 7 nights
£4,356
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
April
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,182
for 7 nights
£3,182
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,595
for 7 nights
£2,595
 
 
June 2019
25 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,846
for 7 nights
£2,846
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£4,440
for 7 nights
£4,440
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and Linens Fee £245.64
Refundable Damage Deposit £755.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

You might like these similar holiday rentals