Talk about your beachfront property: The 3-bedroom Beach House stands literally on the white sands of Fort Myers Beach, mere yards from the serene Gulf of Mexico. In fact, beneath the balcony and deck is your own private patch of beach for entertaining, complete with a portable bar and barstools, lounge chairs, a gas grill, and a sun umbrella. Swim in the gulf, build castles in the sand, relax in the sun, and cool off in the shade--all within steps of the house!
As idyllic as the location is, that’s not the only appealing feature of Beach House. The home itself offers everything you want from a Florida getaway. There’s a glorious deck furnished with a table and chairs for alfresco dining--the salt-tinged breeze makes any meal taste better--where you can watch dolphins and manatees frolic in the gulf.
The adjacent enclosed balcony offers the same outstanding view. Furnished with comfortable seating and a ceiling fan, it’s a fabulous place to escape the midday heat without losing sight of the palm trees swaying in the breeze and the sun sparkling on the waves.
You can also gaze out at the gulf from the airy living room. Its palette of blue, beige, and white mimics the view from the sliding glass doors--and its tiled floor will feel so wonderfully cool underfoot when you return from the beach. There’s plenty of space for the whole family to kick back and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with DVD player. And if you have an extra guest or 2 the big sofa and smaller sofa each have 2 built-in recliners.
Even the indoor dining room offers spectacular gulf views. The table is large enough to seat at least 6 people with more than enough elbow room. There’s also a breakfast bar on the other side of the kitchen with 4 stools. Not only is this a great area to take advantage of the high-speed web access, but you can also serve the kids dinner here if you want to enjoy a quiet grownups-only meal in the dining room.
The kitchen is loaded with everything you need whether you’re planning a holiday feast or simply want to heat the leftover pizza in the microwave. Appliances, cookware, prep tools, tableware--you name it, the kitchen has it. That includes a dishwasher, because why scrub plates when the beach is your backyard?
Likewise, Beach House includes its own washer and dryer. Pack light: You can always run a load of laundry while you’re parasailing or racing jet skis.
Nor do you have to weigh down your luggage with bed and bath linens: We’ve got plenty, and they’ll be freshly laundered and waiting for you.
Given how active you’re sure to be during the day--swimming, kayaking, beachcombing, biking--you’ll need a great night’s sleep. Beach House’s 3 bedrooms make that a cinch. The master bedroom, which has an en-suite bath, is furnished with a king-size bed and a TV. Each of the remaining 2 bedrooms, which share the 2nd bathroom, has 2 twin beds.
While you could easily (and happily!) spend your entire vacation without straying more than a few yards from the house, there’s plenty to do nearby should you ever tire of the beach. Just a few miles south is Lovers Key State Park, where you can hike along wetland trails, bike among mangroves, and canoe and kayak along estuaries. And only a few miles north is the island’s Times Square area, jumping with outdoor eateries, shops, bars, and street performers. Don’t want to drive? Hop on the trolley that runs the length of the island--it’s just a few blocks away.
If easy beach access and stunning views are your top priorities when choosing a vacation spot, Beach House is exactly what you’re looking for. But you’d better reserve your stay today before someone else does!+ More