"The Shores" 100%Beachfront, smack on gulf,sunsets

Another picture perfect viewView from LanaiLounge area with chairs and tiki huts & BBQ grillView from Beach;2nd floor unitView from Living Room lanai"The Shores"DolphinsThis could be you...Bedroom with king bedlots of birds!kitchenJust BeachyTiki Huts
4750 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Overview

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Condo
Per week: $700 - $1,200
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Fort Myers Beach vacation condo rental
1 BR condo with all windows facing the beach.A lanai off the bedroom and a lanai off the living room.Everything you need for a great vacation.An 8 unit building with private parking under the building. About 30 feet to the ocean.Corkscrew SwampSanctuary; Owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. Visitors fiind a gently,pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years.A 2.25 mile boardwalk meanders through pine flat woods, open prairie and finally into the largest forest of ancient bald cypress in North America.

14 Shopping Areas; golf courses and boat rentals.

Island Trivia

Matanzas Inn Waterfront Restaurant and Inn, Voted best waterfront &best seafood restaurant.416 Crescent Street.

SOB; Smoking' Oyster Brewery; featuring the best raw bar, freshest seafood, delicious lunch and dinner items. Votes best raw bar again and again.340 Old San Carlos Blvd.

The Beach Pierside Grill. Voted Best Family Dining and Best Place to watch the Sunset. 1000 Estero Blvd, next to the public pier.

Beach Theater is a locally owned Movie Theater that is dedicated to showing only the best movies, in a clean and comfortable environment. All of the dinner menu items are made fresh to order, using only the best ingredients and professionally prepared by the expert staff. 6425 Estero Blvd.

Terra Nostra Traditional Italian Cuisine, salad, pasta, chicken, veal, steak, seafood. Take out available.

Things to Do for the Whole Family Everglades Wonder Gardens, View tropical gardens with native wildlife and plants. Florida Crocodiles, alligators, Florida panthers, and Everglades black bears. Native and exotic birds plus displays of rattle snakes and other reptiles.

Golf Safari, The kids will love trying their skill at this 18 hole miniature golf facility in Bonita Springs.

Thomas Edison & Henry Ford's Estates. In 1885 Thomas Edison built a home and laboratory in Fort Myers. Henry Ford purchased a home next to his good friend in 1916. Visit the homes of these remarkable inventors. Tour the historic homes, laboratory, gardens and museum.

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium; Natural History Museum, nature trails, planetarium,aviary and gift shop on 105 acres.
Area Information
Across the street from Publix.We offer shelling,golfing,canoeing,shopping and restaurants.Bring your rods and reels (or rent them)to the famous free fishing pier or reserve a spot on fishing tour ot deep waters.Explore Estero Island's natural and social heritage at Otsego Bay Marine Center or Matanzas Pass Wilderness Preserve.Lovers Key State Park offers an out-of-the-way natural beach and estuary preserve you can explore by kayak or canoe.It is also a great place to have a picnic or look for shells.Southwest Florida enjoys one of the nicest year round climates and offers an ideal retreat from the harsh Northern Winters.Close your eyes and dream of your Fort Myers Beach vacation of tropical flowers,swaying palm trees,warm breezes and fabulous sunsets.Our white sandy beaches have captured the imaginations of visitors from near and far.Boating,fishing and spectacular Lovers Key State Park make this island a real recreational playground.Add to that Old Florida charm, restaurants serving fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and an annual Shrimp Festival, and it a beach vacation paradise.Nightlife gleams along the northern tip of the island around shopping-and-dining destination Times Square, and sunset watching is a favored pastime.Natural sand beaches provide a backdrop for relaxing,reading,shelling or making castles in the sand.One of the most popular beachside activities on The Beaches of Fort Myers is shelling.Find the best shell specimens early in the morning, before the selection is picked over.Shellers share the beach with nature lovers, as beaches on these barrier islands are groomed only by nature, so wildlife feels right at home.

Availability Calendar

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Oct 01 2014 Nov 18 2014 - - $700 - 1 Week
Oct 02 2014 Nov 19 2014 - - $700 - 1 Week
Nov 19 2014 Dec 23 2014 - - $900 - 1 Week
Nov 20 2014 Dec 24 2014 - - $900 - 1 Week
Dec 25 2014 Jan 21 2015 - - $1,000 - 1 Week
Jan 22 2015 Apr 29 2015 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Apr 30 2015 Jul 29 2015 - - $700 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11
Deposits: $200 confirms rental. Rates subject to change until confirmed.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: cleaning fee of $75

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (onsite)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Casino
    (3 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (4 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Fort Myers Beach occupies all of what is known as Estero Island, just 10 miles from both downtown Fort Myers and the Southwest Florida International Airport. The islands south side faces the Gulf of Mexico and has miles of beaches. However, the best beach in the area is on Lovers Key in the state park on the island. This is an excellent place if you are at all interested in nature as there are many birds living in the mangrove forests here. This also happens to be a great spot for shelling. The Estero Bay side of the island is best viewed by boat or kayak, either of which may be rented in the area. There are many uninhabited keys within the bay that play host to hundreds of different species of birds, plants and mammals. If you are interested in fishing you can simply cast a line from the piers and docks here in Fort Myers Beach or you can arrange a charter fishing guide to help you land the big one. If you are interested in seeing the coastline a bit more some popular day trips include Sanibel and Captiva Islands to the north or Naples to the south. The shopping and dining scene on Fort Myers Beach is excellent. There are many shopping plazas along the island from Times Square in the north to Lover ��s Key in the south. And after a busy day enjoying Estero Island you can watch the sunset in the western sky from your own vacation home in Fort Myers Beach.
Island Trivia
Matanzas Inn Waterfront Restaurant and Inn, Voted best waterfront &best seafood restaurant.416 Crescent Street.

SOB; Smoking' Oyster Brewery; featuring the best raw bar, freshest seafood, delicious lunch and dinner items. Votes best raw bar again and again.340 Old San Carlos Blvd.

The Beach Pierside Grill. Voted Best Family Dining and Best Place to watch the Sunset. 1000 Estero Blvd, next to the public pier.

Beach Theater is a locally owned Movie Theater that is dedicated to showing only the best movies, in a clean and comfortable environment. All of the dinner menu items are made fresh to order, using only the best ingredients and professionally prepared by the expert staff. 6425 Estero Blvd.

Terra Nostra Traditional Italian Cuisine, salad, pasta, chicken, veal, steak, seafood. Take out available.

Things to Do for the Whole Family

Everglades Wonder Gardens, View tropical gardens with native wildlife and plants. Florida Crocodiles, alligators, Florida panthers, and Everglades black bears. Native and exotic birds plus displays of rattle snakes and other reptiles.

Golf Safari, The kids will love trying their skill at this 18 hole miniature golf facility in Bonita Springs.

Thomas Edison & Henry Ford's Estates. In 1885 Thomas Edison built a home and laboratory in Fort Myers. Henry Ford purchased a home next to his good friend in 1916. Visit the homes of these remarkable inventors. Tour the hisoric homes, laboratory, gardens and museum.

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium; Natural History Museum, nature trails, planetarium,aviary and gift shop on 105 acres.

Boat rentals, shopping centers and golf also available.Fort Myers Beach: Welcome to the beautiful barrier islands of Fort Myers Beach-Estero Island and San Carlos Island – where the sun shines nearly every day and the average temperature is 74 degrees. Beaches are probably the No.1 attraction, with the turquoise blue to bright green waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping at the silky, white sands and seashells – for the collector in everyone. Called the “world’s safest beach”, it’s an ideal site for family vacations, for there are no steep drop-offs, riptides or undertows.
Everywhere you go, wildlife is abundant. Shore birds such as egrets,pelicans,spoonbills,seagulls and herons are found near every body of water, from the gulf to the back bay. Sometimes, even the bald eagle can be spotted soaring over our islands. Fishing and boating are popular pastimes for residents and visitors alike – there are even restaurants you can get to by boat for lunch on (or near) the high seas. Yes, the comforts of civilization are evident as well. The multitude of fine restaurants provide palate-tempting menus for every meal of the day.
Fine shops with their unique souvenirs, gifts and apparel offer delights for every taste and budget – and all are staffed with friendly, enthusiastic help ready to answer your queries.

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

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Don Johnson

Barrie,Ontario Canada

The Shores Condos

We stayed at The Shores for two weeks in March.A great place for a vacation.The unit was clean,up to date and well equipped.Allen Sinclair the manager is outstanding.We liked the size and the proximity to shopping and the ocean.We will go back again.

Linda Lucas

Henfield, Sussex, U.K.

The Shores

The apartment is extremely well equiped and is in the perfect location. We have just 2 criticisms which are, very limited programmes on the television. Having been out for most of every day, it would have been nice to have more choices in the evenings and also, we were diappointed that there wasn't a telephone landline as we have relatives locally but we overcame that when the computer was up and running but it meant we couldn't instantly converse with them.

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

New Year's Eve to Remember Teresa Casas -
Review Submitted January 2, 2012 Date of Stay December 27, 2011 Thanks to Karen and Don- The photos actually didn't quite do the place justice... the view of the ocean can only be experienced to be totally appreciated. A Publix grocery right across the street was an added plus Kayaking with the manatees nearby was one of our highlighted adventures along with enjoyable sunsets and bike rides. A great New Years Eve was spent sitting on the beach after the sunset and watching all the various fireworks displays up and down the beach for the rest of the evening. Very Special

Beautiful condo and breathtaking view William S Borchers Lee's Summit, Missouri
Review Submitted October 1, 2011 Date of Stay September 16, 2011 From the moment we walked into this condo we knew this was a special place. First thing we noticed was the view of the gulf from the windows, but when we stepped out onto the lanai we had a panoramic view of nearly the entire Fort Myers Beach coastline... it truly was breathtaking. The grounds between the condo and the beach had a large patio area with two Tiki huts for shade and plenty of beach chairs for soaking up the sun. Three steps down off the patio and we were on the beach and just 30-35 feet from the water. The view from the lanai and the patio area afforded us the pleasure of watching stingrays swimming near the water's edge and dolphins cruising by just a few hundred feet away. The comfort of the condo itself provided everything we needed to relax and enjoy ourselves, even on a rainy day. The most spectacular part of each day was sitting on the lania in the evening, sipping a glass of wine as we watched the sun set over Sanibel Island in the west. The whole environment provided a respite from a busy world!

Awesome condo! Melissa Jeffcoat Tampa, Fl
Review Submitted September 7, 2011 Date of Stay September 2, 2011 The condo was beautiful and equipped with anything you would ever need. The views are absolutely gorgeous. We didn't want to leave. Thanks Don and Karen. We will be back!

GREAT TIME Pat Flanagan Dade City, Florida
Review Submitted September 5, 2011 Date of Stay August 14, 2011 Our stay at this condo was wonderful !!! It was quiet and very relaxing !!! The description of the condo was accurate as well as the photos depicting it !!! The condo was clean, well maintained and well stocked !!! We really liked the fact that the Publix grocery store was right across the street as well as the trolly stop !!! Would recommend to others as well as return ourselves !!! Rating: 5 out of 5

July, 2011
Our stay at Don & Karens condo was fantastic. The place is beautiful and very fitting of the beach environment. The view from the main balcony is perfect! My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time and look forward to returning.
Jesse B

We loved the condo, it was beautiful in more ways than one. I guess I thought there was a pool when we booked but you know we didn't even miss it. We had so much fun walking the beach and exploring with the bikes. This was the very best condo we have rented in that area and we hope to return. I just had one question are all the condo's one bedroom units? I just loved it because it was so quiet. I'm use to children running around, which I don't mind but it was just peaceful. We found that the crowd was really down. We went to both of the outlet malls and checked out some of your 55 plus housing communities. Thanks for a lovely time.


Sorry I forgot to sign your book, but we were so tired at the end of the day and I forget to do it..

Thanks,

Alan and Paula

Date of Arrival : Oct 14, 2010

Name on Contract : Bernard de Natris

Review Rating : 4/5

Review Title : 1229757 - "The best spot at the gulf, really beachfront!"

"We enjoyed the morningrun along the beach, watching dolphins jumping in the rising sun as well as an earlybird-golfround at the BayBeach-Course. Shoping in the nearby Malls and Outletts was like Paradise to us. Feeling real speed on the Key West Express to a place, where life music and easy living is taking place every evening. What a vacation! Plenty of sun and seafood and friendly people, what else do you need to live happy and healthy.
We hope to come there again soon.
Bernard & Christine "

9/12/2010
Don and karen,
just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at The Shores.
Awesome PLUS.
We are glad to locate a place like yours and hopefully will make many more trips there.
It IS the perfect Gulf beach location and condo.
Jim and Sandy Bare

Property Location: usa, florida, south-west, fort-myers-beach, shores

Reviewer NickName: diane

Reviewer Location: tulsa, ok

Date of Arrival : Jun 12, 2010

Name on Contract : Diane Arend

Review Rating : 5/5

Review Title :"WOW!!!"

"My Grandson and I stayed here from June 12-19. What a beautiful experience we had! This Condo is so clean and lovely! The location couldn't be better...gulf views from every window!!! Thank You for such an amazing time!!!"



Spring Break!!
Guest: The Mainers (Skowhegan, Maine USA)
Date of Stay: April 17, 2010 Review Submitted: April 25, 2010

My mom and I decided to take a beach holiday this spring and chose a condo located at The Shores on Fort Myers Beach. We were so delighted when we arrived!! The condo was very clean and offered many perks we were not expecting including beach towels!! With the cost of checked luggage, one tries to travel as light as possible and beach towels are not what we had packed. We wondered what we would have to do if we chose to go swimming. Well, we didn't have to worry. We had plenty of towels and many amenities that made our stay go smoothly! We were able to have a leisurely breakfast on our lanai and watch the birds and dolphins in the turquoise water! Everyone we met wanted our spot! We were able to take the trolley and visit Times Squares. Everything is so close but yet private. Absolute perfection!! We are planning on returning next year and are anxiously planning a few more adventures . Thank you Don and Karen for your hospitality.

Recommended for: Tourists without a car, Romantic getaway

we really enjoyed our stay at your condo in Fort Myers last month. hopefully we can do it again next year if it is available. Clarence R

Hello Karen and Don!

I returned on Mon and am getting acclimated just in time to leave again on Sat for Montreal and Quebec City for a total of 9 days. My stay at your charming little condo was soooooo rejuvenating! I came back feeling like a new person. In addition to my very comfortable surroundings, I most enjoyed the jet ski eco-tour, getting within inches of the dolphins and the manatees. I was also fascinated by the school of young sting rays that would pass in front of the condo! The water front location was the best, the ocean being the temp of bath water!! I've forwarded your link to many and am telling everyone!

Thank you for accommodating my stay in every way. Angela's personal touch made all the difference!

Sincerely,
Kandis

Hi Karen and Don,

I just wanted to tell you that we made it back to Wales,WI after spending a
wonderful vacation in Ft.Myers Beach,FL at your condo at the Shores. I LOVED
IT!!!!!! We had beautiful weather and we got to know the area like it was our
home away from home. We absolutely loved the view from the condo and I wouldn't
have changed a thing. I love the decora and color scheme you used to decorate
the condo and I must say the mirrors in the living room add SOOOOOOOO MUCH.

We left the condo exactly how we found it when we arrived. I did all the wash
except for the sheets and raised the temp to 80 degrees. I'm sorry to hear you
have your condos up for sale!!!!

Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your condo. I just wish I could have
stayed longer!

Keep in touch.

Carlyn & Jack Dull

we absolutely LOVE it here. my wife said 'WOW' for 30 min.s when we first arrived! sleeping with windows open every night.
love the sound of the waves. I'm out Shelling every AM. Then Running on the beach! Can't tell you how much we love the condo
and the beach!

we're plotting ways to come more often.
Or at least every Thanksgiving. make it an annual getaway .
Thank you for everything! let me know about March.
bkb1

Hi Don & Karen,

Returned home yesterday from 'The Shores' to a chilly London @ 30 F (minus 1 C).
What a shock to the system having enjoyed a Floridian 85 F for virtually our entire stay, and what a wonderful stay it was in your lovely condo which is probably the best that we've had in our 25 odd years of visiting the USA..
If you will have us, all remains OK and God willing, we look forward to returning about the same time next year.
Thanks again and wishing you both a happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Regards,

Alan & Theresa Mead
London, England

Hi Karen & Don

Just wanted to drop you an email to say what a great time we had renting your condo on the beach. The weather was perfect....upper 80's and low 90's. It's a great condo and we loved the location. Ron had a super time fishing out front a couple afternoons. He stood out in waist-deep water and used the shrimp bait from Publix just to see what he could catch. He released everything. I floated around on an air mattress and he'd show me the fish as he caught them. Some were really colorful.

We also did a fishing charter that went out 25-28 miles thru Getaway Marina, from 9am to 3pm. We caught a bucketful of fish which we gave away since we were leaving the next day. It was fun seeing the fish. I caught a puffer fish and also a black grouper that wasn't large enough to keep. The keepers were called "grunts" because of the noise they make--they were pretty with bluish stripes. We caught 12 - 14 of them.

We had fun going to Stan's on Marco Island on the Sunday afternoon. Great people watching, music to dance to and the food was excellent. Have you checked that place out? There's a good crowd there on a Sunday afternoon.
Ron&Kathie

Karen,
My sister and I really enjoyed our stay in The Shores condo.It was great to relax and just get away from it all, and the condo was the ideal place. Thanks again and we will definitely go back for another visit. We loved the area, and only wish that our time had not been cut short.
Donna Love

Hi Karen,
We want to thank you for letting us share your little piece of
paradise this past week. It was absolutely beautiful and we were even
able to see dolphins at sunset. Thanks again, we hope to
return/recommend it to friends looking to stay in the Fort Myers area.

Julia & Mike

Hello Karen,
Arriving home Tuesday night officially marked the end of our vacation. Your condo was absolutely gorgeous and well beyond our expectations. Our week at the beach was wonderful with your condo providing us with a comfort zone at the end of each and every sun filled day. Your decor is very inviting and relaxing which made us feel like we were home, only with far better ambiance.
Both of us will refer your property to anyone considering a visit to Ft. Meyers Beach. We will surely be in contact with you for our future vacations.

Thank You
Patricia & Jeff Kappele

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ostendorf:
We just recently returned from our trip to Florida.Your condo at "The Shores" was a wonderful respite.The accomodations were lovely and the weather could not have been better.The fact that Publix was directly across the street was an added perk.Thank you for the opportunity to visit the west coast of Florida.We are looking forward to visiting the area in the future and hope to have the opportunity to stay in #204 again.
Sincerely,
Margaret and Bob Moss

Dear Karen:

Your condo at the Shores is beautiful. Everything looked new, and I made sure to clean it before I left yesterday. My week was awesome, even with a slight visit from Tropical Storm Ernesto. On Sunday and Monday I snorkelled across from 'Tween Waters Inn on Captiva as the ocean was crystal clear, warm and calm....shelling was terrific those two days. I have 8 more years until retirement, and I know in my heart that I will be spending quite a lot of time in the area during the low season as it is my favorite spot in the world.

Thanks again for everything, and I will be passing along your info to friends and family so they can see how beautiful Ft. Myers Beach is.

Sincerely,
Nancy

Hi Karen!

Well, we got back into Madison this evening after a week of paradise! We ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Shores condo! In fact, we were the only ones in the entire building for most of the vacation.We didn't even miss the pool.Why would we when we have the ocean only 30' from the condo, right?!?!
Anyway, everything was great. The condo was spotless and full of little amenities like laundry soap, scotch tape, a brand new hair dryer, and a bunch of other stuff. We really appreciated all the little things that made our stay so enjoyable. Thanks a bunch!
We would love to be able to stay at the condo again next summer. It's too early to decide on any specific dates yet. couldn't figure it out.We were enthralled by the dolphin clock and the chimes that went off every hour. We couldn't wait to hear what song was going to play.
Thanks again.

Cindy Johnson and Terry Sharp

We were DELIGHTED with the condo - are hoping to re-visit next year. We had a wonderful time in a wonderful location. We took a transatlantic cruise back via Iberia - it was fantastic. So after a month away, there is a lot of mail and emails to catch up on.

Will be in touch with you again soon.

Many thanks again.

Pat

Hi Karen...
You were right about loving the condo at The Shores!! The views were wonderful and relaxing. Your condo is beautiful. We enjoyed the colors and soft textures. We were the only people in the complex that week!

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