Living room 52 inch TV
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From $90 / night

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Estero Cove
2 bedrooms
4 guests
30 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per month: $2,700 - $3,100
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Fort Myers Beach vacation condo rental
Across from the widest part of the beach. Walking distance to shops,restaurants. Play a match of tennis, relax by the pool or walk the nice white sandy beach. monthly min. Great elevated 1st floor unit

Stefani Porter

Area Information

Estero and San Carlos Islands

Turn the hourglass and watch the sands of time trickle back to the past of Fort Myers Beach.
Return to the time when pirates buried treasure, Spaniards built forts, Indians hunted on the Beach, homesteaders staked their claims, shrimpers netted pink gold, a hurricane severed a land connection and mosquito hordes clouded the air.

The last homesteader staked his claim in Estero Island in 1914. Leroy Lemoreaux cleared his land and survived by growing vegetables and fishing.

Lemoreaux remembered bears stalking the island and panthers howling in the night. In the 1890's, the only weapon they had against the hordes of mosquitoes was smoke.
Those were the days before bridge linked the island to the mainland of Fort Myers area. A wooden swing toll bridge was the first bridge built in 1921. The toll was 50 cents for five people. The 1926 hurricane washed it away and severed the slim neck of land attaching San Carlos to the mainland making it and island. Today, it's still called Hurricane Pass.
In the 1870's, pirates plied their trade along the shores. That's how Black Island, south of Estero, got its name. After a defeat by the U.S. Navy, Black Augustus took his loot and settled on the island.
The family of John Butterfield squatted on Mound Key in Estero Bay during that time and provisioned the aging pirate with sugar, coffee, grits and other luxuries in exchange for vegetables.
When the pirate died, he showed the family where to dig up his booty. Perhaps more treasure is hidden along the shores. Rumors persist that pirates used to sink long boats laden with treasure to later recover.
And Pirates weren't the only sailors frequenting the island's waters. Juan Ponce de Leon may have sailed waters around Estero Island about 1513. Hernando de Soto may have also dropped anchor in front of Estero Island in 1539.
Relics of skulls and other artifacts found on Mound Key suggest that Spanish conquistadors may have passed through the Beach and perhaps built a fort on the hill on Mound Key.
But the aura of mystery surrounding Mound Key belongs to the first settlers, the Caloosa Indians.
The Caloosa's origins remain obscure but some scholars such as Rolfe F. Schell in his book, History of Fort Myers Beach suggest that Caloosas may have traveled by rafts from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Caloosa artifacts displayed in a Fort Walton museum would be claimed as early Mayan if displayed in Mexico, Schell wrote.
There's little doubt of what caused their demise. Diseases such as measles brought by European explorers probably caused many of the Indian's deaths.
The Caloosa Indians kitchen middens, containing shards and edible shellfish remains, were found at the end of Connecticut Avenue on Estero Island. Since these early people cannot speak for themselves, their artifacts tell tales of their lives.
Reverse the hourglass and return to our times. Today, the Beach's tourist industry flourishes. Thousands of people come to dine on "pink gold" shrimp and celebrate the industry and the blessing of the fleet with a week long Shrimp Festival, usually held in March.


The Beach hosts an annual Sand sculpting Contest in November and the Shrimp Festival in March draws thousands to the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet. A 5-K run precedes the event.
A July 4 Fireworks Display and Old Fashioned Family Day sparks the annual Independence Day Festival.
Golf tournaments, Taste of the Beach, Annual New Year's Eve Celebrations, Offshore Powerboat Races and other sporting events liven life on the Beach.
Santa rides his boat along the Shoreline in the Christmas Holiday Boat Parade. A Christmas light decoration contest for homes, businesses and boats is included in the festivities.
Facilities that provide entertainment for the whole family include the Fort Myers Beach community pool (open to the public) and the Beach Movie Theater.


Lynn Hall Memorial Park provides bathhouses and parking for beachgoers and people fishing from the 600 foot fishing pier.
Balls bounce around the basketball, tennis and volleyball courts at Bay Oaks Recreation Center.
Lover's Key State Recreation Area shelling rivals the neighboring island of Sanibel. Trams ferry visitors over Oyster Bay to Lover's Key Barrier Island. Visitors can rent kayaks and canoes and tale boat tours of the area. Picnic areas and barbecue grills are conveniently located along the Lover's Key beaches.

The natural environment of the 16- acre Bowditch Point Park at the tip of Estero Island nourishes nature walkers and picnickers.
The Matanzas Pass Wildlife Preserve, featuring an historical restored cottage, nurtures 42 acres of wilderness and provides sanctuary for native plants and animals. Boardwalks and bridges over trails allow visitors access to a pavilion along Estero Back Bay where birds such as ospreys and pelicans fish. People in fishing boats also cast their line in search of supper.

The Beach altitude is at sea level.

Average Southwest Florida High and Low Temperatures and Gulf Temperature by the month:

Jan 74 53 66
Feb 75 53 66
Mar 80 58 71
Apr 85 62 77
May 89 67 82
Jun 90 72 86
Jul 91 74 87
Aug 91 74 87
Sep 90 74 86
Oct 85 68 81
Nov 80 60 73
Dec 76 54 68

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Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 13 2016 Jan 31 2017 - - - $3,100 1 Month
Feb 01 2017 Mar 31 2017 - - - $2,700 1 Month
Lodging tax: 11%
Deposits: PEACE OF MIND PROTECTION PLAN: There will be a $40 non-refundable fee plus 11% tax that provides limited protection from accidental breakage or damage. You are required to report each instance immediately for our records and resolution. The Peace of Mind Protection Plan is designed to protect our guests from risk of substantial charges related to accidental damage to the rental property during your stay. Damages must not be the result of willful, wanton or grossly negligent behavior, or damages by a pet, and cannot be more than $300 per incident or $1,000 for total stay. Lahaina has the final judgment in all instances. The Peace of Mind Protection Plan is in lieu of a Security Deposit and is required on each reservation. You must furnish a credit card to be used as a line of credit in case damages are deemed intentional. PLEASE NOTE: IF EXPENSES ARE INCURRED TO REPAIR DAMAGE, REPLACE MISSING ITEMS, PAY FOR EXTRA CLEANING OR ANY OTHER VIOLATION OF THE RENTAL POLICY AS A RESULT OF YOUR STAY, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD TO OFFSET EXPENSES AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: PAYMENT SCHEDULE: All on-line or phone bookings require an initial pre-payment of $300 - $500 via credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). On premise bookings paid by cash or check require an additional security deposit of $300 to $500. The final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival by cash, check, traveler ��s checks or bank money orders. All deposits shall be held in an interest bearing account with all interest collected to be paid to Lahaina Island Accommodations. The interest bearing account is located at Liberty Bank of Florida, Bonita Springs, FL or Colonial Bank, Bonita Springs, FL. Trip Insurance must be paid at or before time of final payment, without exception. There will be a non-refundable reservation fee added to all reservations at the time the reservation is made. All rates are subject to Florida state and local taxes. Should your personal check be returned for any reason, there will be a $35.00 returned check fee added to your balance.
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