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Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
This is comfortable and very spacious, TASTEFULLY FURNISHED and DECORATED 3+ bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms CONDO/Townhouse (over 2,000 sq. ft. total area), one of the largest in the community.
There are 3 carpeted bedrooms and 2 renovated bathrooms upstairs. There are FAMILY ROOM with FIREPLACE and patio doors, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN, and nicely decorated FLORIDA ROOM (DEN with love-seat and sofa sleeper - may be used as an additional bedroom) on the 1-st floor with SKYLIGHTS, windows and patio doors. There are 5 beds (with excellent mattresses) on the 2nd floor: one KING BED (with memory foam mattress), one QUEEN BED, one FULL BED, two TWIN BEDS on ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
Milla and Alex
Milla and Alex
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Meadowlark Cove is a quiet, laid-back community with friendly residents. The grounds are beautifully cared for, and continually updated by the residents' Homeowners Association. We hope you will enjoy the carefree but restful atmosphere of the 'village'. Whether you need a short term residence for a few months or just a getaway, you will not be disappointed.
Why the Owner Choose PEPPERTREE POINTE, MEADOWLARK COVE?
We are a family from Kenosha, Wisconsin. This property was recommended to us by our friends who live here. When we first vacationed in the area, we fell in love with this place. We found the Iona area to be a convenient location to everything we enjoy and Peppertree Pointe to be the community we wanted to be in. When we will retire, we plan to spend the winter months there. For now we would like to share our beautiful townhouse with others who enjoy the warm winter in southwest Florida.
Our air conditioned condo is one of the lowest priced in the area for the spacious 2-story town-home with private yard (with tropical plants, BBQ grill and outdoor furniture in the prime and beautiful (safe, quiet, friendly, close to the recently updated and heated pool, 300 feet community's fishing pier and beach, stores, restaurants, famous Gulf beaches of Sanibel and Estero Islands and many other points of interest) community of Meadowlark Cove.
Plus our guests could use FREE Cable TV and WiFi Internet service, fast dual core DELLS COMPUTER, PRINTER and up to $100/month FREE allowance for electricity. The building is adjacent to the heated swimming pool.
The community is very safe, neighbors are friendly. The adjacent condo is purchased last year by Canadians. There is friendly German-American elderly woman Ilse living across the parking lot from our condo who occasionally helps German tourists to translate something if they need some help.
Our CONDO is one of the largest condo in the community, nicely decorated, furnished and extensively equipped with almost everything guests will need during their vacation (more than 2,000 sq. ft.) among 3 bdrm. condos in Meadowlark Cove community, because it includes beautifully decorated extra room (A/C) with thick cement walls (we call it "Florida room") with sofa-sleeper, and this room could be used as a spare bedroom (4th bdrm) if needed. There is an assigned parking space (#56) in front of the entrance, plus guest parking is available.
THE BREEZE FROM NEARBY CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER KEEPS THE AREA COOL AND COMFORTABLE EVEN IN THE SUMMER.
Long Term or Seasonal, Monthly Rentals
Reservation/Security deposit of $500.00 is required.
All utilities are included. Electricity is included up to $100 a month (weekly allowance is $25, then $0.18 kwt per hr).
Note: until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Dates available: all year.
All taxes (5% lee county tax & 6% Florida sales) are responsibility of renters and will be ADDED to the price of rent.
One time DEPARTURE CLEANING FEE : $140.00* (can be reduced to $50 if renters will agree to thoroughly clean the premises yourselves before departure, so the reduced fee will cover the inventory taking and inspection of the unit by the person after guests' departure). The unit should be left in a ready-to-rent condition at the end of your stay, as could be immediately habitable by the next tenants after cleaning.
This condo has a LOT to offer at a MODEST rental price for those who want to be in 10 minutes' drive from Fort Myers beach for shelling, swimming, relaxing and fishing.
By staying in our condo, you are only in walking distance to shopping, restaurants, House of Worship & more from this well landscaped community. The area is tucked into privacy, making it peaceful to vacation.
You are a short walk to the 300 foot wooden dock/pier on the Caloosahatchee River where there is a Marina & boat launch with docks that can be leased.
Enjoy the quaint Peppertree Community and live adjacent to Gulf Harbor and have easy access to I-75, the Fort Myers International Airport & all else that you will find when exploring Lee and Collier Counties! Minutes to great shopping, beaches of Sanibel and Estero Islands, championship golf courses and some of the best restaurants in S.W. Florida. Wonderful parks and family activities are close by, like Lee County Lakes Park, Imaginarium, Calusa Nature Preserve and Planetarium.
The acclaimed U.S. Travel writer, Arthur Frommer, known for such writings as "Europe on $5 a Day", has ranked Sanibel Island #1 on his 10 favorite places to visit, IN THE WORLD! Although locals have known for awhile that, with its white-sandy beaches, pristine waters, endless number of shells, and amazing atmosphere, Sanibel Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit - it's great to get such high praise from a traveler that really knows what he's talking about! Sanibel Island beats out tourist favorites such as Bali (at #2) and Paris (at #3)! If you've never visited Sanibel Island (and Captiva Island for that matter), make sure to plan a visit, you won't be disappointed!
The safe and quiet community of MEADOWLARK COVE has very beautiful location in Lee county, which offers awesome tropical beaches. The area is a paradise for boating, fishing, or just simply relaxing. Close to all major points of interest. Closest public beach on the Gulf located on John Morris Rd. (about 3 Miles away). Nearest white sand BEACH and 300 feet long FISHING PIER are part of the community - on the Caloosahatchee River - 10 min walking from our condo. Restaurants and stores are in walking distance.
Our spacious 2 story (over 2,000 sq.ft) nicely furnished & equipped, recently remodeled and redecorated CONDO/TOWNHOUSE is pretty big for a vacation house, ideal for a family, and features mostly everything you may need for your stay. On Feb 6, 2012 "Advanced Plumbing" installed the new water heater there.
AMENITIES: Large Outdoor community HEATED POOL, TENNIS COURTS, Free Parking for up to 2 Cars (one parking spot #56 is by the entrance gate and another is parking spot for guests), Central A/C & HEATING, Fireplace, Cable TV, WiFi Internet and Printer, BBQ Grill, Fishing Pole, 2 Hair dryers, Dishwasher, Microwave, Big Refrigerator with ice making machine and filtered water, Washer & Dryer in laundry room on the first floor, 5 TVs, 1 DVD player and 2 VCR players with a large collection of VHS tapes with kids' and adults' movies, Kids' and adults' books, puzzle, a few small toys, 4 Beach chairs and Patio-Furniture (glass-top table w/umbrella & 4 chairs).
All Beds with comfortable mattresses and bedding. All Bed Linens, Towels & complete Kitchen Ware included. We have good neighbors who are watching after our condo. All the neighbors are friendly people.
THE LITTLE THINGS
Some of the things we have included in our vacation home: dish soap, toilet paper and paper towels, coffee filters, shampoos and conditioners in both the master and guest bathrooms, shower bar (as a convenience for the beginning of the stay), cooler for picnics, BBQ grill and fuel, beach towels are all designed to help you enjoy your stay in our home.
The TOWNHOUSE is conveniently located close to the beaches, restaurants, shopping centers, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas station, walking, fishing (including Tarpon and Deep Fishing), swimming, biking, sight seeing, excursions, and, of course, nature. It is also located in well established and popular McGregor/Iona area and the Peppertree Pointe waterfront
community (Meadowlark Cove) of south Fort Myers with large well maintained homes throughout the area.
This area is highly desired for rental. It has the marina, 300 feet long FISHING PIER (with a few benches to sit and observe the waters of Caloosahatchee River with dolphins feeding on the mullet-fish, or watch the boats come and go; you may get lucky enough to watch the bald eagles soar overhead), white sand community RIVER BEACH, TENNIS COURTS, and adjacent to the building HEATED SWIMMING POOL with BATHROOMS and SHOWER facilities.
The community has walking path around the fresh water lake; you can fish there or observe birds, turtles, even otters.
This place is close to a big K-Mart Shopping Center plaza and restaurants - within walking distance, or 2 minutes drive to a shopping center with a Big K-Mart supermarket, gas station, and a fantastic Mexican restaurant â€“ La Casita and Rib City. Just around the corner on McGregor Blvd in nearby K-Mart plaza is "Pinchers" restaurant which you may enjoy. It has a great grilled chicken sandwich w/Swiss cheese, The Kids menu is great and the wait staff will treat you well.
OUTLET MALL is 3 blocks to the right at the light by Kmart, includes a Big Lot; a little farther, just past the underpass, is a Perkins Restaurant to the left, many family oriented attractions,
Without the car you can walk from our home (15-20 min) to the nearest Shopping Center plaza with Big K-Mart, Mother Earth store (Health Food store), Dollar Store, Trift store, Goodwill Book store, etc..
There is a WALGREENS PHARMACY open 24 hours just "around the corner". TARGET SUPERSTORE (huge) is in just 5 min drive. Retail outlets, restaurants and grocery stores are all nearby. Tanger Outlet Mall is about 2 miles away, while Miromar and Prime outlets are about 30 minutes driving by car.
Nearest Motorway : I-75 at 5 Miles
Nearest white sand beach: on the Caloosahatchee River - 10 min walking
Nearest Gulf Beach : Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva at approximately 3 Miles
Nearest Barpub : Pinschers Crab Shack at 0.75 Miles
Nearest Golf : Gulf Harbor at 0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant: Wendy's, Quiznos at 0.75 Miles
Car: necessary if you plan to explore the area of Fort Myers and visit Gulf beaches. Without the car you can walk (20 min) to the restaurants or to the shopping center with Big KMart, other stores and bus stops.
MEADOWLARK COVE = LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
THE FUN STUFF
Sanibel and Captiva are barrier islands with beautiful natural beaches, with only a few people around. Beaches of Estero (Fort Myers Beach) and Sanibel Islands are great and it costs $2/hr to park there. The Sanibel Causeway makes going to the beach real accessible.
Estero and Sanibel Islands - 10-15 min drive. If you drive a little further than Sanibel - you can come to Captiva Island.
Ride to Sanibel and Captiva islands and just check things out. Have fun on the "BIG M CASINO BOAT". The ride (9 miles out and back) is worth the $6.00 to get on the Sanibel's bridge. You can rent a bike on Sanibel and ride on the walkway around the whole Island. There are some good restaurants close by.
There are many choices for adventure. Visit also Bonita Beach, Barefoot Preserve, Tigertail Beach (on Marco Island), and the one at the end of Captiva Island. At the end of Captiva Island is a parking area for the beach/ Nature Preserve. As the tide goes out, the tidal pools are forming, and you can have fun finding crabs, starfish, minnows, and other creatures in them. You can see manatees swim just before the entrance to Lover's Key State Park. I saw 11 of them recently at Bonita Springs beach.
If nature is your interest, make sure to visit Bowditch Point Park. It's located at the northern tip of Estero Island. Here, you will be amazed at how many different things there are to see, both on land and at sea!
Before leaving the island, you can stop at one of the restaurants, go shopping in one of the many shops that line the streets, or get fudge for the sweet craving one may desire.
If you have kids, go to the Crab Race and the owner will tell you all about it. Along San Carlos Blvd, be sure to stop at "Love Boat Homemade Ice Cream" for an unforgettable treat.
On Fort Myers Beach you can do Deep Fishing or take a ride on SAILBOAT for the sunset CRUISE, go boating or see fantastic sunsets by the pier. Go to "Top of the Mast" and the DJ will play any songs that you request and you can dance in the sand! Try "The Smokin Oyster Bar" for a great grouper sandwich and "Anthony's On the Gulf" for a nice prime rib dinner outside.
Breakfast at "The Heavenly Biscuit" is hard to beat. Visit "Ron Daos", a place for the sports' fans with 65 TV screens and good food, and "Busters", another place for the sports' fans with a good menu which offers 4-course daily specials.
Visit Nervous Nellie's Restaurant at Fort Myers Beach. This is just west of the bridge leading to Ft. Myers Beach on the north side. This could be your favorite dining experience as you seat on the deck next to the docks and watch the dolphins playing. The food is awesome also.
Joe's Crab Shack on West First Street in Fort Myers has seating directly over the ocean and the kids will have a good menu to choose from.
There are also a number of water parks, miniature golf facilities in close proximity to the house. GOLF - you are able to use some public and some private, but if you are a serious golfer and do not might driving about 30 min, you can find some challenging courses in Naples and Bonita Springs.
Also before you get to Ft.Myers Beach there are 2 MINI GOLFs. There are plenty of places to go.
You can go to the Bell Tower Mall which has outdoors shopping, several RESTAURANTS and MOVIE THEATER with 12 MOVIES showing. When you go onto main Road 41 (about 15 minutes drive) you will see all the big Restaurants, BIG STORES and SPECIALTY OUTLET shops. The HOSPITAL is about 15 min away and called Health Park.
A number of nature preserves and State Parks in the area make for great entertainment for young and old alike. Visit "Lover's Key" for fantastic shells. Try an air boat ride, paddling a kayak through mangroves, fishing off one of many piers throughout the area, deep sea fishing with a charter company. All within short driving distance from our home.
For art and history lovers, there are museums and art galleries like the Ford and Edison Winter Estates in the downtown, Fort Myers Art Walk, the Baily-Matthews Shell Museum to name a few. We keep promotional fliers in our home for guests. For baseball fans, the Red Sox call Fort Myers their winter home as do the Minnesota Twins. RED SOX STADIUM is in close driving distance. Hockey at Germain Arena - 15 min. away.
Some of our EXCURSIONS that we can suggest:
* Beach life at Sanibel Island (great seafood wrap at Casa Ybel resort)
* Air Boat ride Everglades (several operators 1,5 hrs from our house)
* Skunk Ape research center (funky little "zoo" on road 41 Everglades), ask the owner for a guided tour, just $5 and great experience.
* Tanger Outlet (get the vouchers at the department office)
* Merimar Outlets (don't miss the water ski show Sundays @ 4 pm and the Mexican restaurant facing the lake)
* Boat ride around Tarpon Bay, Sanibel Island (see manatees, birds, shells etc), great guides!
* Watch sunset at Fort Myers Beach, or enjoy searching for shells and watching for dolphins.
* The Beach in San Carlos Bay ( Bunche Beach - 7 minutes to drive) is great and it only costs $1/hr to park the car and go to swim.
* Make sure to check out the Seminole Railroad excursions where they allow you to bring your lunch on board (think picnic).
* Must-do activities are the Edison/Ford Winter Estates, Flea-masters Flea Market (Fri, Sat & Sun only).
*Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve (CCP) is located north central Lee County in North Fort Myers on the northern shoreline of the Caloosahatchee river. It is cut approximately in half by Interstate 75.
CCP East and CCP West are both open to the public with park facilities that opened in May of 2008. On the eastern side, visitors can use the paved parking area, picnic pavilions, restroom, and the approximately 1.5 mile long boardwalk and trail system through hammock and pine flat-woods.
Visitors to the western side of the preserve also have access to the paved parking area, restroom, picnic pavilion, and approximately 1/2 mile of boardwalk and trails. In addition, the west side offers a canoe and kayak launch into Popash Creek.
Visitors who bring their own canoe or kayak can take a relaxing paddle down the creek which leads out into the Caloosahatchee River.
On-leash dogs are allowed on the trails and the parking areas of both the East and West sides of Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve.
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking (trails, boardwalk), Canoeing/Kayaking, Picnicking, Bird Watching & Nature, Study & Photography, On-leash Dog Walking.
* MANATEE PARK :
- PARK HOURS (year round) 8:00 am to sunset daily
- Visitor Center / Gift Shop / Seasonal Programs (November-March) 9 am to 4 pm daily. Parking: Fee
Chickee, amphitheater, and picnic shelter rental available May through October on Saturdays and Sundays only, and may be reserved in advance with 72 hour notice by registering on line at WebTrac. Optimum viewing times are between the months of November and March due to the cooler gulf temperature. Manatee Park is a non-captive refuge for the Florida Manatees. Manatees are generally not present during the warm summer months.
The park has an extensive BUTTERFLY GARDEN. The park is a demonstration landscape for the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FYN) program. Picnic areas & shelters, fishing pier on the Orange River. Canoe/kayak launch to the Orange River. Program amphitheater and playground.
Driving Directions: Take I-75 to exit 141. Go east 1 1/4 miles.
The park is on the right (directly across the street from the FPL Power Plant). See program listing for details on seasonal offerings. Fully accessible.
* CANOE RENTAL; Calusa Blueway Outfitters 10901 Palm Beach Blvd Ft. Myers FL
*Plaka II Greek/American food - try the flaming Saganaki appetizer, Parrot Key @ Salty Sam's Marina (check for coupons), Shrimp Shack on Colonial (ditto coupons) and Rib City (25 cent drafts on Weds with purchase of entree). Parrot Key restaurant has delicious food and atmosphere, you almost feel like you're in the islands.
* Greyhound racing in nearby Bonita Springs, All Star Bowling Lanes on Old hw 41 (Fridays 4-7, pitchers of beer $5.00, chicken wings half price)
The owners of the condo speak different languages:
- Milla - speaks Russian, English, Esperanto (was teaching Esperanto in Moscow, Soviet Union), understands Polish and some Eastern European languages (Slavic). She was also an accountant, tax preparer in the past, now full time homemaker and mother of two active teenage boys. She also have a certificate of "Family Herbalist" and grows many perennial plants (flowers, herbs), and sometimes sells them from our garden in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Our teenage son created two years ago a website for her: plantsale d-o-t weebly d-o-t com. And now he created for us new websites: rentflorida d-o-t weebly d-o-t com and oppanews d-o-t com. You can see the pictures and descriptions of the properties and their exact location on the maps.
- Alex - speaks Russian, English, French, Esperanto, a little bit Polish, Spanish, German, understands many eastern European languages (Slavic). He worked as a teacher, teaching Physics in French to the foreign university's students in his younger years. He has master degree in Physics. Now he is a computer programmer in one of the enterprises in WI. He likes martial arts sports and recently earned his first Black Belt in Karate.
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