The living is easy at Leonardo Arms 207. The balcony of the 1-bedroom condo looks out onto a swimming pool, with the sparkling white beach and the Gulf of Mexico just beyond. In fact, the beach is the backyard of the condo complex; to stay any closer to the gulf you’d have to actually sleep on the sand! Located on the 2nd floor of an elevator building, Leonardo Arms 207 is perfect for anyone who puts a premium on comfort and convenience. The living room, for instance, is furnished with ample cushioned seating you’ll love sinking into, whether it’s to watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable, read, surf the web via the free WiFi, or chat with friends. Sliding glass doors connect the living room to the balcony. Furnished with swivel chairs and a chaise, it’s another comfy spot for relaxing. The ceiling fan will keep the space cool even on the steamiest days, and the tiled floor will feel so fabulous underfoot when you return from the beach.
Among the condo’s myriad conveniences is its proximity to so many restaurants; you’ll love being able to walk to dinner and back. Sometimes, though, you want to enjoy a quiet meal at home. Don’t worry; Leonardo Arms 207 has a dining table that seats 4 and a fully equipped kitchen. From full-size refrigerator/freezer to microwave to pots, pans, and tableware, it’s all there. And there’s a dishwasher too—when you’re this close to the beach, you certainly don’t want to waste time scrubbing plates.
To enjoy your stay to the fullest, you’ll want to be well rested. The condo’s bedroom makes it easy to catch up on your sleep. Decorated in pale, calming hues, the bedroom has a king-size bed so comfortable, you’ll find yourself lazing under the covers long after you’re awake. Plenty of storage means you don’t have to live out of your suitcase, and lamps on each side of the bed allow one of you to stay up reading while the other goes to sleep. Open the window before turning in, and let the salt-kissed breeze perfume the room as the rhythm of the surf serves as a lullaby... such serenity!
The bathroom has a shower/tub combo as well as space to stash all your toiletries. Clean towels will be provided, the bed will be freshly made up, and you’ll find plenty of extra bedding—including blankets and pillows for the living room sleeper sofa, which converts into a queen-size bed. When you stay at Leonardo Arms 207, you can take advantage of the complex’s amenities. First and foremost is the Olympic-size heated pool, the largest on Estero Island, with broad steps for easy access. The beautifully landscaped grounds include a picnic area with gas grills—perfect if you reel in some flounder or snapper from Leonardo Arms’ private pier.
The greatest of all the condo’s features, though, has to be its location. You can stroll to the beach—via a private walkway, no less—in a flash. No need to load up the car, get stuck in traffic, and hunt for parking: You can walk to and from whenever you like, as often as you like. Swim, paddle board, parasail, collect shells and sea glass, or simply stretch out on a blanket and watch for dolphins in the waves. Should you want to venture farther afield, a trolley that runs the length of the island stops in front of Leonardo Arms, so you can explore without driving. Head to the Times Square area on the northern end, with its restaurants, shops, and street performers, or ride the opposite direction to Lovers Key State Park, a must-visit for nature-lovers. You can also take the ferry to nearby Sanibel Island or a casino cruise, among other diversions. All this and more are just outside your doorstep when you stay at Leonardo Arms 207. Don’t miss out: Book your stay today, and get ready for a relaxing, rejuvenating vacation.+ More