As its name indicates, Bayview Cottage offers a beautiful view of the bay to the east of Fort Myers Beach. What’s more, this charming 2-bedroom cottage is located directly on a wide canal, and it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the sugary white beaches and the Gulf of Mexico to the west.
You’ll be beguiled by Bayview Cottage as soon as you drive up the quiet street and pull into the carport. Flowering bushes and lush shrubs surround the home, as do palm trees that rustle gently in the salt-tinged sea breeze.
At the time of this writing, the house is being redecorated: new paint, floors, furniture, appliances, the works. One thing that can’t be improved upon is the spectacular view from the screened-in sunroom of the canal and the bay. Make a point of waking up early at least one morning to catch the sunrise from this vantage point. It’s also a lovely spot to enjoy a meal--you never know when dolphins or manatees will swim past or eagles and pelicans soar by.
If you’d rather dine indoors, you can opt for the spacious eat-in kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with all the major appliances (refrigerator/freezer, stove, oven, microwave), a number of smaller ones (including the all-important coffee maker!), and plenty of cookware, utensils, and tableware. Bayview Cottage has an outdoor grill too, so that you can barbecue your catch of the day--or hot dogs from the nearby supermarket.
The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, while the 2nd bedroom has 2 twins. And the airy living room has a sofa that opens up into another queen-size bed so that Bayview Cottage sleeps 6 altogether. Each bedroom has a TV and multiple windows so that you can wake up to the sunshine and let the whispering palms trees lull you to sleep at night. The living room has a TV too, of course, along with a DVD player.
There’s also a full bathroom for each bedroom, which will make mornings much less hectic. Fresh towels and bedding will be waiting for you--keep yours at home where they belong.
Among Bayview Cottage’s other amenities are free wifi and a full-size washer and dryer--this could be the first time you return home from a vacation with a suitcase full of clean clothes!
As delightful as Bayview Cottage is, its greatest advantage is its location. Bring your boat, be it a canoe or a motorboat, and make the most of being on a canal. Pack your fishing rods too: Whether you’re out on the bay or surf fishing on the gulf side of the island, you’re bound to reel in trout, snapper, or redfish.
The velvety white beach on the Gulf of Mexico side of the island is wide and unspoiled; there’s a reason that the American Sand Sculpting Championship is held here every year. From Bayview Cottage you can walk to the gulf side in less than 10 minutes, and once you’re on the beach you can stroll the entire length of the 8-mile barrier island. You’ll also be close to Lovers Key State Park, where you can canoe, kayak, bike, or hike among the mangroves.
Bayview Cottage is on the quieter southern part of the island, but you can easily walk, drive, or best of all, hop on the trolley to the northern half to enjoy the shops, restaurants, and street performers of the island’s Times Square area.
There’s no shortage of ways to spend your stay at Bayview Cottage. Your vacation can be as action-packed or as restful as you want. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay today.
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