Welcome to Widgeon Cottage! Grab your dates now for 2015 and 2016. This property fills up fast! We have one of the few homes that has a heated pool and whirlpool spa. Walk out your back patio door to a warm pool or onto the dock overlooking the canal where you can fish or kayak (we have some fishing poles and kayaks you can use free of charge) or bring your own boat and keep it at the dock free of charge. You can just sit and relax, read a book and look for dolphins and manatee that swim in the canal. Walk to the sandy beaches only two blocks from your home. We have beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, and beach toys for your enjoyment.
We want you to feel like this is your home-away-from-home so we provide excellent customer service and amazing extras such as free washer/dryer, detergent, soap, shampoo/conditioner, dish soap, books, family games, cable, Apple TV, free fast wifi, outside grill. We have bikes you can use to ride around the island. You will stay in a large main floor unit; beautiful, fully furnished, fully equipped, 3 bedroom with queen-sized beds (great pillows), 2 bathrooms, full kitchen. Home is very clean and well-maintained. We, the owners, live in the caretakers unit on the property to assure all your needs are met. We will treat you as if you were our family or friends. We are located mid island on a quiet residential street and our home is not for the party crowd. We cater to families who want to relax and enjoy their holiday, but you can catch a Trolley ride to anywhere on the island.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southwest Florida International (RSW) 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
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Here's what Widgeon Cottage offers...
Fort Myers Beach is located on Estero Island which is a 7 mile long barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. It is easily accessible by a south and north bridge (no tolls). The south side of the island is adjacent to a beautiful state park which is a protected island with no residents so it is home to dolphins, manatee, and other aquatic wildlife. It is a protected bird estuary for all the bird watchers. Wonderful for fishing, shelling, hiking, biking, boating. Driving south from Fort Myers Beach is Bonita Springs and Naples, both have wonderful shopping including outlet stores. We are located less than an hour north of the Everglades if you feel like spending time with alligators and snakes!
On the north side of the island is Time Square with night life, cute shops, restaurants, and bars. We are located about 3 or 4 miles from the north side which is easy to get to by trolley or biking if you don't want to drive. Spend time in the bussle of Time Square or choose to get away at your own private cottage. We are only
You are walking distance from a eat-in movie theatre (can purchase food and eat while you watch the movie), shops, fruit market, several really good restaurants from seafood to casual sports bars to great pizza,convenience stores, a bank, boat, bike and kayak rentals and two blocks from the beach. There is a large grocery store less than two miles from Widgeon Cottage.
All inclusive island that you never have to leave.
Welcome to the island where you can lay back or enjoy the active downtown just 4 miles from the home or Lovers Key voted one of the 10 best beach destinations.
We have 7 miles of pure white flour like sand just 2 blocks from the home. If you'd like to go to Key West it's just 5 miles to pick up the boat which gets you there fast. Visit the Edison Ford Summer home in Fort Myers and see where these two moguls as well as the Firestone family hung out. Fishing in the gulf is outstanding with lots of charters minutes from the home, or rent your own boat for the week or a few hours and explore the back bay or cruise around the island (park right at our dock). Take a short drive to Naples and view the mansions and there famous downtown...great for the art lovers. Need more night life than Fort Myers head to Miami's famous South Beach just a couple of hours away or take in a day to tour the Everglades. If that isn't enough just four hours to Orlando to visit Micky Mouse and beautiful Disney Land. A great place to start or end your vacation. You can also go to Busch Gardens in Tampa for a great day. This is a great centrally located destination on the gulf.
Within less than a mile of the home there is also a movie theater, 1 block convenience store, restaurants and a bank. Within 1 mile is Santini Plaza where you will find wonderful shops, outstanding restaurants from the top seafood restaurant in the area to casual sports bar with great pizza - and they deliver pizza too! Never Leave the Island: Ft Myers Beach is an all inclusive island, you will never have to leave if you don't want to.
Take a short drive or take the trolley system for .25 and head up to Time Square for some dining and dancing or some great shopping. Hit the beach for a walk do a little shelling (remember don't bring home a live one it's not legal)and watch the dolphins fish or the pelicans diving for fish or do some fishing yourself (no fishing license required at pier downtown) or simply plop down in the sand and just relax and watch the world go buy. You may even see dolphins or a manatee or two in the canal in front of the home. What a thrill.