• Beach straight down the way - 1.8 Miles - 9 minutes by bicycle. Bicycles are included. You can easy reach 3 popular beaches by bike: Fort Myers Beach, Bunche Beach and Sanibel Island.
• Tanger Outlet Shopping Center - a half Mile - a 10 minute walk - you can find the shopping mall with many of the popular brands. Store directory
• Restaurants - 350 yards - 5 minute walk - you will find the Buster's Restaurant and many other with a mile. You can even find the Gatorbites Tale & Ale Restaurant with Alligator on the menu. You should try it!
• Shell Point Golf Course - 2.1 miles - 10 minutes via bicycle. It is a large public golf course called „Shell Point“ You even can find a driving range at this golf course.
• Kayak and SUP (Stand up Paddle-board) Rentals and Tours form Kayak Excursions - Only 1 ½ miles straight down the road you will find one of the best areas in Fort Myers to go kayaking. From there it's a short 5 minute paddle into San Carlos Bay, or you can explore the creek and its many Mangrove tunnels.
ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES
The living room comes with a large Flat-Screen-TV and an Apple-TV box and the Master-Bedroom comes with a 32″ Flat-Screen-TV.
The Apple-TV-Box is perfect for included, unlimited NetFlix, with thousands of choices for on demand TV-content, movies, series, shows and documentations. It also comes with news channels and with a large amount of additional programming. Some premium programming require your credentials from your own home TV account provider. It is helpful if you bring that information with you if you want to unlock certain sports or other channels like HBO, Showtime etc. If you own am iPhone or iPad you may even use the AirPlay function to push your iTunes and other content to the Apple-TV big screen. Or, to listen to radio stations, the Apple-Box has also a large selection of international broadcast.
Additionally the TV is connected to a local amplified HD-TV antenna in order to receive all local live-TV-stations in best possible HD quality.
An special fancy radio enables you to listening even to your home-town-radio-stations. The radio is connected to the internet and can play radio stations in high quality from all over the world. It not only plays live stations but you can also listen to any CD's with the build-in, included, Rhapsody music service. It is a music on demand service and lets you search in many ways for your favorite music. It also serves as a radio-alarm-clock.
I do have a spare computer and initially I have it setup but I can’t warranty if it is always working or being longer removed for repairs. It’s a good intention to give use to my spare computer but it might getting hacked or corrupted etc. It is something I can’t service or supply on call. In short, if the computer is there and working, you are lucky. If not, please don’t complain.
If you like to be online with your own devices, such as your laptop, iPad or Smartphone you can use my free and unlimited Wi-Fi internet.
The phone in the home is an open line for local, national and international calls. The first 60 minutes calling time, in- and outgoing calls, are free, after the flat rate, regardless of the destination, for inbound and outgoing calls, to all land-lines, is US$ 0.08 per minute. Please be aware that the phone does NOT support 911-Emergency calling because it is not a regular phone line but a Voip-Internet connection. Bring your own cellular phone for your own 911-Emergency-safety.
For making a nice BBQ in the backyard or on your patio/deck you will find an electrical-BBQ-grill. You will be surprised how well it is working and relatively easy to clean up after.
The kitchen has all the usual standard equipment, cooking utilities and appliances. Additional you will find a dishwasher and a microwave.
The home is equipped with premium King-size mattresses in each of the two bedrooms. No worries of who is getting the better bedroom. All linens are supplied. We use a mix of American and European style of linens and bedding. Both bedrooms have built-in closets for your clothes and luggage.
Please be aware that only one of the two Sofa can be flipped open to a bed. The other sofa is permanent fixed as sofa only.
Both sofas in the living room are sleepers and can be folded open to transform into two single beds, just a bit wider than a usual single bed. They will provide to you extra sleeping accommodations if needed. Please take note that I don't supply linens for the sleeper sofas and bring your own if you plan to use them.
The bath comes with a medium size shower, toilet and a regular vanity.
I supply a hair dryer, two shower-towels per guest and a start-supply of toilet paper and hand soap.
The living area has a central air condition with pre-programmed digital controller, which you can set with your smart-phone to your comfort cooling, based on the abilities of the cooling system of the home.
There is no heating function but being in SW-Florida we have never missed it.
WASHER AND DRYER
Yes, you have a washer and dryer. Please bring your own laundry detergent and softener. There are often left-overs from the prior guests but please don't count on it.
Other as in the neighbor city Cape Coral we have here in South Fort Myers and Iona plenty bicycle trails running mostly parallel to most of the major roads. I supply bicycles for free because they are very useful to get you to the next beach and to explore the area. If you need helmets or locks then please bring your own as I don't supply those. Downstairs in the garage is my bicycle storage.
HOUSE, GARDEN, HOT-TUB/WHIRLPOOL and POOL
It is a penthouse with a balcony to the front and a larger wooden deck to the back, facing the large garden. The entire living area is located in the second floor, which is the top floor. The property is located on a half acres ground with plenty tropical trees, palms and bushes, but also with an open grass area to play badminton or to find a sunny spot on the grass. Deck and garden are western exposed and offer sunshine during daytime and beautiful sunsets in the evenings. The deck and its patio furniture dinning set invites for breakfast under blue sky and some comfortable shade under tree limbs.
Between living area and the deck you find our large and bright all windows and fully screen enclosed ‘Florida Room”. For breakfast it is also perfect to enjoy the early morning sun with your cap of coffee at the front balcony. Bathing in the backyards pool or the Gulf’s warm waters is easy possible, the Beach is located just down the road, called Bunche Beach.
All floors are hygienic laid out with wood-laminate and tile in the wet areas.
Downstairs has the building a screen enclosed patio with a large hot-tub/whirlpool. You are able to set your own preferred temperature at the power heated hot-tub/whirlpool. The garden also features a pool (Ø 14′ x 48″ deep) to dip in and refresh yourself during the hot season. If you are an elderly person then you might find it difficult to enter the pool with the small ladder. The garden-pool is open from May 1st until November 1st. Garden, Pool and Whirlpool are only accessible by the guests of my building.
For maintenance I have different contractors to support you. For example weekly pool & garden care, final cleaning- and handyman-services. Together with the arrival guide you will receive a very detailed house guide. Arrival and departure days can be any day as long as it shows open at the availability calendar. Earliest check-in time can be 3:30 p.m. and latest check-out time 10:30 a.m. It is no problem to check-in late at night because we will supply you with the electronic lock code for the entry door. You will have available free parking for your cars in the driveway, in front of the building.
Additional amenities include: coffee maker, shopping, internet - hi speed, bike rentals, hot-tub whirlpool, shower, cookware, biking, golfing....Read more
Left on 05/08/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | TraciReviewed May 8, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
Our stay at the Beach Paradise was lovely. The home is in a very convenient location to Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel island. Outlet shopping can be found right around the corner. A little further up the road, before the bridge to Sanibel is Port Sanibel Marina, offering kayak rentals as well as boat charters. Other activities nearby include paddle boarding, jet skiing, dolphin excursions, shelling, the options are endless. Whether you are looking to relax or have fun, this place offers the perfect blend of both.
Booking the unit very convenient and Frank was the perfect host. We added on the bike rentals which we ended up not using, but we wanted to have access to them just in case. The unit really had everything we were looking for. The kitchen had every pot, pan, utensil, and dinner ware that was needed. We used the grill nightly after our days at the beach. We also used the hot tub nightly before bed which was very relaxing. The furniture in the unit was very comfortable and the beds even more so. We will definitely return to this location in the future for another vacation.
Left on 04/03/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 3, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
We reached Fort Myers on a sunny day and drove directly to our vacation rental where we immediately felt like at home. The online booking was very easy and it took us only a few minutes to do that. The total rent was incredible low for the value we got at this lovely place. We found everything very clean and neat, the kitchen was very good equipped and so was the bathroom. The place has nice modern furniture and very comfortable and big European style beds, a detail which we loved! The tropical garden on the back of the house is really awesome and it invites you to relax, forget everything and enjoy the sunshine and your vacation. There is also a nice and very clean hot tub, if you like using those too. We enjoyed using the grill on the wooden deck at the back of the condo. The house is very near Bunche Beach, which you can reach walking or by bike (these can also be booked and they are right at the house). A nice nature beach, where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset or also paddle around with rented kayaks. It was just perfect, it was really paradise and we would have loved to stay there for much, much longer.
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