“Thank you Bob Matthews for your care in providing a most accommodating beach house for our family vacation. The cleanliness, location to the beach and many amenities of the house, especially the outdoor space - pool and spa were enjoyed by all. Our...”
“It's only a 30 minute drive from the RSW airport to the 515 Condo at Carlos Pointe. The view from the condo to the gulf and the inlet is spectacular, and the beach is just footsteps away. We took the sunset dolphin boat ride and saw dolphins...”
“Our stay at Siesta Isle was wonderful. The house is beautiful and supplied with everything anyone would need during a stay. The location is perfect for activities on or off the island The pool and the large dock are great features that we took...”
“My girlfriend and I stayed here in January. The rental was awesome and Yvonne was incredible. We booked last minute and she was more than willing to accommodate any and all needs we had. This is the best place I have ever stayed. There was a tornado...”
“My family and I went to Ft. Myers for a week long baseball tournament. I had a couple of must haves on my check list and this house met them all. I wanted a pool, 3 bedrooms, near the beach, and clean. This house was very clean upon arrival. The...”
“This condo is located on the quiet end of Fort Myers beach, great location because it was a short drive or trolley ride to both Lover's Key and Times Square. The view from the Lanai was incredible and the wildlife in the morning was spectacular. The...”
“The place was incredible from the second we stepped into the house, we were amazed.. the pictures don't do it justice...2 families, 2 vehicles drove from Canada, was bit of a drive but worth it at the end. Kathleen (owner) was great to communicate...”
“Everything about the rental unit was as stated. The location is perfect because it is very hard to park with Times Square only a short walk away. One small problem is that the air conditioning either has to be on or off, there seems to be no way to...”
“We love this place at the "quiet' southern end of the island! It has easy access to the beach and all the surrounding activities -- and we can walk to dinner at several restaurants. The condo is just paces from the beach and the back tidal lagoons...”
“The description, submitted by the owner (Connie) of the property was glowing. The property more than lived up to the description. I have reserved the place already for next year, so I don't think that there is a better endorsement than that. Five...”
“Mike and Sue own the 2 best condos in the building. Each one is VERY well furnished and equipped. They had a bottle of wine for us to enjoy while watching our first sunset, which was beautiful beyond description. The view is amazing and we were able...”
“My husband and two boys 7 and 9 spent our 2 week xmas break at the Riviera. The location is really nice, because it's at the south end of the island away from seasonal traffic and crowded beaches. It's a much nicer clientele at that end too. Publix...”
“We stayed for a month and loved every minute of our stay. The condo is immaculate, well equipped and beautiful. Flippers restaurant is very convenient and has excellent food and service We enjoyed a 90 minute dolphin tour and it was well worth it....”
“My family of 5 adults (plus our furry child) stayed here for 4th of July week. This home is everything the other reviewers stated and more. The neighborhood is a quiet one with more full time residents than rentals which was perfect for walking at...”
“We stayed here for 4 nights and only wish we had of stayed longer. The house was fantastic and absolutely spotless. The location was excellent, beach access is just at the bottom of the street- the beach was beautiful!! The main area/town square can...”
“To say our stay was delightful is an understatement. It is truly turnkey furnished and every room is beautifully decorated from the front door to the back. Choice of views from 2 separate balconies and many beach items that made our day at the beach...”
“This place was absolutely adorable, clean and comfy. The person I dealt with gave me her cell phone number and I was able to call or text with any questions at any time with a quick response. We will definitely be returning here in our next trip back...”
“We had a very wonderful time at The Desert Rose!! The house lays out beautifully, the living quarters upstairs
has awesome screen porches so gives tons of living space and beach is right down the street 3 min walk.
Will be doing it again. The owner...”
“We had a group of 12 and the house accommodated us well. My son loves to fish and the dock served the purpose. We rented kayaks and he fished the bay. Saw Dolphins, manatees, a turtle and stingray! We were able to watch from the dock or the screened...”
“Over the years, we have rented many places on the south end of Ft. Myers Beach. This unit was the nicest and most well-equipped of them all. Everything was clean and in good working order. There were plenty of linens and the kitchen had all the items...”
“The cottage we stayed in had everything we needed, from a washer and dryer to pots, pans, even a crock pot. The cottage was the perfect size and it had a nice little porch for morning coffee or evening relaxing. There was a pool close with the main...”
“?Bottom line - it is - very comfortable, well maintained, on a quiet street, and has incredible beach access. This location is super close to Publix and other shops at Santini Plaza. We have stayed here several times. Everything ?works? and if it...”
“We stayed here for 4 years and due to medical reasons, are unable to return. This is a great spacious home. Has a huge living room and good-sized kitchen. The lanai is awesome. That is where our goldendoodle and labradoodle hung out and watched...”
“The unit was very clean, updated nicely and the view was amazing! It is located on the less crowded part of the beach which I enjoyed. Diane was very pleasant and efficient with booking. I would defiantly stay here again...”
“What a lovely home. Rooms were so spacious and loved the interior design. Lots of space for three couples to live for the week. The master suite and bath were so luxurious and there were complimentary spa items. Highly recommend this beautiful home...”
“we really enjoyed the short walk to the beach, the large heated pool, the lovely bbq areas and the cleanliness of the whole complex. only downside is small kitchen but the outside bbq area made up for that. Really loved access to ground floor locker...”
“Our family rented this house for a month in February 2017. We were a mixed group of 4 generations throughout the month & we couldn't have imagined a better equipped home! First of all, the home is immaculate... and the owner definitely put a lot of...”
“Had a wonderful time on the Florida gulf coast. The weather was perfect and the pool was wonderful. Everything was clean and wonderful to have a washer/dryer in condo. Lots of activities to do and great shell collecting...”
“Stayed in late February, the house was perfect, You will need nothing everything is available just bring your clothing. Everything is thought out for you by the owners down to beach equipment, pool floats, and every kitchen utensil you can think of...”
“We stayed here from 6/1-6/8. The condo was clean and had everything we needed. Everything worked. The decor was beautiful. The weather was the only problem. We had the wrong pool code but was given the correct code by the owner. Didn't matter since...”
Although small in size, Fort Myers Beach is mighty in its appeal as a favorite beach destination among families, snowbirds and beach-lovers. Located on Florida’s Estero Island, the charming beach town has shores of heaping sugar sand, clear cerulean waters, and miles of wide coastline to enjoy. On your trip, walk to the Gulf of Mexico just steps from your oceanfront vacation rental for excellent sunning, swimming and water sports, reel in a keeper off the coast, or spend time discovering the town’s history. Whether you want your vacation to be action-packed or full of relaxation, Fort Myers Beach won’t disappoint.
Things to do
A recreational playground, Fort Myers Beach has an abundance of activities for vacationers looking to experience Florida’s Gulf Coast. Here are some suggestions:
· Spend a day at the beach: Known for having shallow waters and no undertow, Fort Myers Beach is surrounded by safe beaches for families to frolic at and enjoy the laidback atmosphere. Spend time relaxing or get adventurous and try paddle boarding and parasailing.
· Visit the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier: Stretching 560 feet into the Gulf of Mexico, the pier is a popular place for fishing or taking in a gorgeous Floridian sunset.
· Tour the Edison and Ford Winter Estates: Set on 20 acres of land, the estates include several historical buildings, botanical gardens, Edison’s research lab and the Edison Ford Museum. Fort Myers Beach prides itself on these slices of history.
· Lovers Key State Park: Tour this nearby area by bicycle, or hike one of the many trails. Considered one of the top bird observing sites in Southwest Florida, birders from all over the world come to see the numerous species that inhabit the island. Kayak rentals offer the potential for an up close encounter with bottlenose dolphins of manatees at the park. · Ostego Bay Marine Science Center: Here, the whole family will be entertained with educational interactive displays and aquarium exhibits of marine life. Catch a glimpse of animals seldom seen by vacationers, and visit during feeding time when reclusive creatures emerge to eat.
Fort Myers Beach is home to an entertaining southern version of New York City’s Times Square, where street musicians, trendy boutiques, bars and restaurants await the crowds. Considered the heart of Estero Island’s downtown, it is a lively area and the go-to spot for shopping, dining and people watching. Open November to April, the Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market is another great place for shopping. Here, you can pick up seasonal fruits and vegetables and fresh seafood to cook up at your beach vacation rental.
Every November, Fort Myers Beach hosts the American Sandsculpting Championship. Competitors come from all over to sculpt works of art out of tons of sand on the beach. The event also features live music, delicious local foods and activities for the whole family. The annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest is also a unique event to the area. Visitors can practice talking like a pirate or prance around in pirate garb for the weekend in October. Since this coastal Florida town sees pleasant temperatures year-round, there’s always an event to take in or a happy hour to enjoy.
On your next vacation, indulge yourself in this top Florida beach destination, and relax in one of Fort Myers Beach’s many highly desired vacation rentals. A cost effective option, many rentals are waterfront properties where guests need only to open the door and step outside to experience the find sandy beaches and inviting blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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