Fort Myers Beach Rentals & Vacation Rentals - 246 Rentals Available
246 Vacation rentals
Fort Myers House
- 3 bedrooms 3
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 6 6
- 7 nights min
- Beach/lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 20 mi
- Swimming pool
from $164.00 / night
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About Fort Myers
A Short History of Fort MyersThough the area has been inhabited for centuries, Fort Myers was first settled in 1866 and grew quickly. In the late 19th century, Fort Myers became known as a resort area, thanks to some famous winter residents and the introduction of the Royal Palm Hotel. The area continued to flourish throughout the 20th century, thanks to the construction of the Edison Bridge over the Caloosahatchee River in the 1920s.
What Fort Myers Does BestFort Myers celebrates the great outdoors in its many forms. From beaches with soft sand and ample sun to fishing from piers or the deep seas to parks with wetlands and wildlife spotting, this area has it all. When you’ve had enough sun, head indoors to learn more about the area’s history at some of its best cultural attractions.
Beautiful BeachesCatch some rays at Bowman’s Beach, Fort Myers’ most popular stretch of sand and an area favorite for shells, swimming, and sunning. Bowditch Point Park is another busy beach destination that offers great swimming alongside a nature preserve. Fort Myers Beach also offers dozens of public access points, where locals and visitors can seek out both developed and secluded shoreline.
Deep Sea FishingStart small with a trip to the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier, where you can drop your line and try your luck. To get out on the water, charter one of the area’s many deep sea fishing adventures, which will take you out for a half day, a full day, or a night. Catch mackerel, grouper, or even sharks, and cook up your catch afterwards.
Cultural SitesBoth Thomas Edison and Henry Ford selected Fort Myers as the location for their winter homes, and, today, visitors can explore this site year-round. With lush gardens, a museum detailing the lives of the two men, and the Edison Botanic Research Lab, Edison & Ford Winter Estates is a fascinating attraction.
To learn more about the intriguing history of the Fort Myers area, don’t miss the Southwest Florida Museum of History, which shows visitors how original Native American inhabitants lived alongside European settlers. The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is another family friendly spot and hosts laser shows to teach visitors about stars and planets.
Natural AttractionsWildlife lovers won’t want to miss Lovers Key State Park, which includes four barrier islands and numerous opportunities to spot dolphins, manatees, and bald eagles along its boardwalk. For top-notch manatee spotting, be sure to visit the Lee County Manatee Park, which is a popular spot in winter. For a truly impressive network of wetlands, visit Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, where visitors can spot alligators, wading birds, turtles, and butterflies.
With warm temperatures and plenty of sun year-round, there’s never a bad time to visit Fort Myers. Whether you’re looking forward to a lazy day at the beach, a deep sea fishing adventure, or spotting wildlife that you won’t see elsewhere. Fort Myers is a great vacation choice for travelers of all kinds.
In a city known for its pristine, family-friendly beaches, lush golf courses, nearby nature-based activities, and historic homes and attractions, Fort Myers vacation rentals are the perfect accommodations option. More than 50% of visitors to the area researched online vacation rental properties.
Why stay in a cramped, staid hotel room when one of the many amenity-loaded Fort Myers condo rentals rewards you with roomy living rooms, dining areas, and a fully equipped kitchen that allows you to prepare sumptuous snacks for picnics and money-saving gourmet meals? Fort Myers, FL vacation home rentals encompass luxury condominiums, private homes, golf villas, and cottages.
If you prefer to stay on or near the white sands and turquoise green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, an extensive menu of the city's beach rentals gives you lots of options for a "Life's a Beach" experience. From parasailing, jet skiing, diving, and snorkeling to sunbathing, strolling, and shelling, you'll find a wealth of activities on this phenomenal stretch of beach.
While it may be difficult to leave your beautiful sandy surroundings, a don't-miss attraction in the city is the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, a sprawling 20-acre estate with tropical gardens, Thomas Edison's laboratory, and a museum brimming with inventions, artifacts, and exhibits.
If you love outdoors activities, head to nearby Lovers Key, a barrier island where you can engage in biking, hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and shelling on the unspoiled beaches. For seashell lovers, venture to Sanibel Island where you can collect shells, take a shelling excursion boat to other islands, and visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum featuring over 30 exhibits of shells from around the world. For a special nature experience, the Six Mile Cypress Slough is a 2,500-acre wetland that measures nine miles long and a third of a mile wide with at least ten different species of endangered animals and plants.
Golf enthusiasts enjoy a lengthy menu of courses in the area that is highlighted by Fort Myers, FL Country Club, designed by celebrated Scottish architect Donald Ross, Eastwood Golf Course, a Bruce Devlin/Robert von Hagge design, and Eagle Ridge Golf Club, a layout framed by native pine and cypress trees dotted with lakes and waterways.
When the final putt goes in the hole or you've concluded a memorable day of fun at the beach, you'll love returning to one of the many Fort Myers vacation home rentals, which feature some homes with extra amenities like swimming pools, patios with spas, home movie theatres, fireplaces, and flat-screen televisions.
To recharge your energy level, whether it's a private home rental or one of many Fort Myers vacation rentals, you'll return each day to a comfortable, amenity-laden property in an exceptional setting.
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