Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
In a peaceful lakeside setting, our lovely 3 bed/2 bath home at Beachwalk Isles is within easy reach of the extensive white sands of the popular resort of Fort Myers Beach. It is furnished to a high standard and equipped with everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Its vaulted ceilings give it a light and airy feel, with ceiling fans in addition to full air conditioning.
Supermarkets and restaurants are within a few minutes' drive. Superb golf courses are close by and for the water sports enthusiasts there are boats for hire on the gulf or the inland waterways. Various factory outlets and general shopping Malls are within easy reach for those who enjoy a little retail therapy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fort Myers beach (Estero island) 8 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) 18 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The master bedroom has a queen size bed with luxury 'pillow-top' mattress, walk-in closet, and flat screen cable TV. There is a personal door to pool deck for those early morning swims. En suite bathroom with twin basins, w.c. and bath with shower over.
Two further bedrooms - one queen size bed with "pillow-top" mattress, large closet and cable TV, and the other with twin beds, large closet and cable TV/VCR combi.
The fully equipped kitchen with breakfast nook leads to the open plan living/dining area which overlooks the pool and lake beyond, with its abundant wildlife. The living room has a flat screen cable TV, DVD/VCR and there is also a music centre (radio/CD/cassette). Guests will find a wide range of books, CDs etc and Wifi is provided free for guests.
The villa will be prepared prior to your arrival by our local agents, who are also on hand to deal with any queries or emergencies
|Further details outdoors||
The sunny south-facing pool deck has a shady lanai and is perfect for spotting osprey and anhingas, amongst other visitors to the lake. There are 4 sunloungers and a dining table seating 6 for alfresco meals. The pool can be electrically heated if required. In accordance with Florida law, the pool is protected with electronic alarms on the windows/doors opening onto the pool deck.
Flexible changeover day, dependent on existing bookings.Contribution to cost of cleaning will be charged for bookings of less than 2 weeks.
2 week minimum bookings at Easter and Christmas/New Year at the premium rate of £690pw.
Completed booking form together with an initial deposit of £150 per week required when reserving the villa, with the balance of payment due 8 weeks prior to the holiday. Payment by Sterling or US dollar cheques or by PayPal account (which may incur a service charge)
Discounts for couples staying two weeks or more, and for extended stays.
Minimum booking for Easter and Christmas/New Year is 2 weeks at our Premium Season rate of £650pw
The Florida region
South West Florida is a wonderful year-round holiday destination and our villa is situated in South Fort Myers, just a five minute drive from uncrowded white sandy beaches. Daytime highs rarely drop below 75 F (24 C), even at Christmas - it’s a pleasure to enjoy warmth and sunshine during England’s depressing winter!
There are a number of day trips for anyone wishing to venture further afield. North of Ft Myers, there is attractive Punta Gorda and Venice; also Myakka State Park. A little further north is Sarasota with its picturesque marina and the wonderful "white sugar" beaches at Lido and Siesta Keys; then north again is Longboat Key with exclusive shopping at St Armand’s Circle. Continuing north brings you to “laid back” Anna Maria Island where you can enjoy beaches, sunsets and relaxed dining.
Heading south, you will find upmarket Naples with its lovely shops and art galleries, or take one of the many cruises which give a glimpse of the multi-million dollar waterside homes. The fascinating Florida Everglades are inland from Naples and an airboat trip is a very interesting and exciting way to explore this intriguing and mysterious “River of Grass”. Alternatively, there are naturalist-led tours or you can explore on your own.
Our luxurious home is ideally placed, just a couple of minutes drive from a choice of supermarkets, a pharmacy, banks, a post office and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.
There is plenty to occupy anyone enjoying pastimes associated with the ocean – swimming, sailing, fishing, dolphin spotting cruises or simply strolling along the shores, sunbathing or collecting shells, and admiring the truly outstanding sunsets. There are many challenging and attractive golf courses in the area or, for the less serious golfers, there are several well planned crazy golf courses which are a lot of fun. For those wanting to indulge in retail therapy there are shopping malls, boutiques and factory outlets nearby. There are also theatres, a sports stadium and cinemas in the area. Worth a visit are the riverside winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, especially at Christmas when they are magically transformed by a myriad of lights. December is also a time to enjoy the local boat parades and the beautifully decorated houses and shopping malls.
Ft Myers beach stretches 7 miles down Estero Island, from the lively area round the pier to Lover's Key at the southern end and there is a trolley bus service which runs the length of the island - a fun alternative to driving oneself. Key West, the most southerly point in the States, is easily reached by the daily boat service from Ft Myers.
The villa is equally close to the causeway giving access to the unspoilt islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Apart from its fame for shelling, Sanibel is also the home of the wonderful J N Ding Darling Nature Reserve - perhaps hiring a bike to enjoy the wildlife at close quarters. It is possible to reach Boca Grande and the small island of Cabbage Key by boat from Captiva and sunset cruises are also popular.
There are many beachside and waterfront restaurants to enjoy in the area as well as the well-known chains and family diners. The choice when eating out ranges from fine dining to inexpensive.