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A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The condo is right on the beach and the balcony overlooks the white sand and the Gulf of Mexico. Watch dolphins play and view gorgeous sunsets from this lovely sixth floor balcony apartment. Beautiful, newly remodeled, one bedroom apartment with king-size bed and new queen-size sleeper sofa. Have all the comforts of home in a spectacular setting. The bathroom is newly remodeled and kitchen is fully equipped with new modern appliances. Gateway Villas is a gated condominium.

Located in the quiet north end of Estero Island within walking distance of 'Time Square' with shops, restaurants, fishing pier, etc. Golf and Marina are nearby.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Margaret Schafer
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Margaret Schafer

We vacationed in Fort Myers Beach in 1983 and purchased a one bedroom apartment here at Gateway Villas because it was our dream to become 'beach bums'. When we retired from Chicago in 1996 we moved here permanently and have loved every minute.

My husband died suddenly in September of 2013 but I am continuing to rent the apartment with the hope that the people who come will enjoy their stay and get a little feel of paradise on our beach.

Margaret Schafer purchased this condo in 2002

Why Margaret Schafer chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We had the opportunity to purchase Apt. 695, which happens to be across the hall from our unit (696). We've enjoyed the guests and take pride in keeping the apartment well stocked and clean (the way we would like a rental to be!)

What makes this condo unique

The balcony overlooks the Gulf and there you can watch the dolphins and the beautiful sunsets. We know this for a fact because we spend many hours on our balcony. The white sandy beach is ideal for walking and the pool is well maintained. Times Square is a few short blocks down the beach where there are many restaurants and shops and the pier. We are located on the north end of the island between the back Bay and the Gulf. Living just across the hall gives our guests the ability to contact us easily at any time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's been a pleasure staying here at your beach paradise. You are a gracious and generous host. We couldn't have picked a more perfect place for our vacation. The weather was beautiful and the sunsets were amazing. You can count on us to return soon! May God bless you.
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queensize sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Full Modern Kitchen, Pool, Hair dryer included, New flat screen TV in Living Room and TV/VCR in bedroom. No Smoking Please

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas
average rating of 4.769231 based on 182 reviews
Wilmington, Delaware
5

It Truly is a Beach Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the door of this beautiful condo, we knew we picked the perfect location for our vacation! The ocean view, comfortable furnishings and welcoming decor were fantastic. Everything we could possibly need was readily available.....from beach chairs, umbrellas, beach bags and coolers to hair dryer, soap and paper towels. The condo is within easy walking distance to downtown Ft. Myers Beach and the various restaurants/bars and shopping. We enjoyed evening on the lanai watching the sunset and afternoons on the beach sunning and shell seeking. The weather was perfect all week, too. And the BED!! So comfortable!

Do yourself a favor and take advantage of this exceptional rental. Margaret really knows how to make her place feel like home!

Karen and Phil Ingram

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. I also appreciate the way you left everything in such perfect condition. I hope you'll come again. Margaret
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5

A little piece of heaven here on earth

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with every wish catered for. Beautiful beach on the doorstep. Lively town with shops, bars and restaurants a mere 10 minute walk away!

Very relaxing and special place to be.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you here and I hope to see you again. Margaret
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5

Perfect Holidays

  • 5 of 5

This condo is located at the quiet part of the north beach area.It has everything for a perfect vacation.It is nice, beautiful , includes enough towels, also beach chairs, coolers and umbrella. Topy is also the view from the balcony, where we enjoyed our breakfast every morning, also watching the dolphins inthe Gulf. Owner Margaret communicated with us in a very nice manner and helped us in every way. This is a paradise on the beach.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely, Margaret
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Plain City Ohio
4

695 Gateway

  • 4 of 5

Very nice condo. Owner great. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you. Thanks for the review and I hope to see you again. Margaret
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3

Clean comfortable condo and complex. Beautiful beach area .

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed eating our breakfast and just relaxing anytime day or night on deck overlooking beach. Beautiful view and sunsets. Condo could use some updating but is clean and comfortable. Owner very accommodating. Complex well kept and pool area. Would recommend for girls getaway or a couple.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Very clean, tidy, well-maintained, and all we needed during our stay. Owner Margaret was flexible with our arrival and departure times and communicated with us in a timely manner. We hope to return again next year when it is less humid. Less than a 1 mile walk to restaurants and center of activity. Trolly is 75 cents too. Very quiet part of the north beach area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to having you as guests in the future. Sincerely, Margaret
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rt. 41 and Gladiolus
Car: not necessary

Beach, Fishing Pier

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in the Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
22 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,070
 
 
High Season
16 Dec 2017 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,639
 
 
Off Season
14 Apr 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,070
 
 
High Season
15 Dec 2018 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
A$1,639
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$1,639
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$80.27
Tax Rate 11.0%

$200 Deposit is Required and will Be Applied
to balance owed. Cancellations in Writing at least 30 Days
in advance will receive deposit refund. After that time,
the deposit is unrefundable. Condominium Rules prohibit pets in rental units.
If payment is made by credit card an additional fee of 3% will be added for domestic or 5% for international.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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