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Minutes to Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach. Perfect for Snowbirds. Private Lanai

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,244 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 30 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, both with attached full bathrooms, half bath is on first floor.

The Favorite Sun is your perfect escape! Imagine yourself being 5 minutes from the beach, or a mile away from the Sanibel Outlet Mall , or just enjoying all the comforts of home while relaxing on the lanai. The Favorite Sun is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, spacious town home that is ready for your get a way. All new furniture through out the house and new appliances with a fully stocked kitchen. The Favorite Sun is designed for your comfort. The first floor includes the living area, kitchen, dining room and half bath. The half bathroom has been newly renovated and has washing machine and dryer. Off the kitchen are sliding glass doors that take you to the lanai that has a new patio set with a gas fireplace and gas grill. There is also a beach trunk on the lanai that has beach chairs, some sand toys and a beach umbrella. The second floor has 2 bedrooms. Both the Sanibel bedroom and Captiva bedroom have all new furnishings, including mattresses and bedding. There are sliding glass doors that take you out to an adjoining balcony that overlooks the pool. These rooms have flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, ceiling fans and attached full bathrooms. We supply big fluffy towels and high quality bedding.The community pool is just steps away from the front door. The pool has lawn chairs for you to relax in the sun, and patio sets to enjoy a meal or two pool side.

The Favorite Sun is perfectly located for you to enjoy all the area has to offer. 25 minutes from to RSW airport, 25 minutes to Jet Blue Park to watch Boston Red Sox spring training, 20 minutes Century Link to watch the Minnesota Twins spring training, 10 minutes to Fort Myers Beach, 2 miles to the Sanibel Island, 1 mile away to the Sanibel Mall Outlet Mall. Water sports, golfing, nature, great restaurants, shopping or relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, The Favorite Sun has something for everyone.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Lisa

We currently live in Massachusetts. After the long cold winter we had last year we decided it would be a great time to buy somewhere warm. Matt an I are so excited to offer our, new to the rental market, home to vacation renters like you. We have hand picked all the furniture, bedding and decorations in our home with your comfort in mind. There are books, games and cards for you to enjoy and beach chairs, a cooler and a beach bag for a trip to the beach. We hope you enjoy The Favorite Sun as much as we do. And remember...It's always sunny in Florida.

Lisa and Matt

Lisa purchased this townhome in 2015

Why Lisa chose Iona

When we were looking for a home to buy a friend told us how much she loves the Fort Myers area. We flew down one weekend in April and fell in love with the area. The Favorite Sun was the first house that we saw and both Matt an I knew it was the one. The Favorite Sun had everything we were looking for, nice size bedrooms with full baths attached, a balcony looking over the pool area, two floors, peninsula in the kitchen, pool and location.

What makes this townhome unique

You can't beat the location! The best part is how close we are to the beach. We are 2.5 miles from the Sanibel Island Bridge and less then 10 miles to Fort Myers Beach. Sanibel Island offers the most beautiful beaches in the United States. People come from all over the world to visit these beaches to spend their vacation relaxing in the sun and taking advantage of all the area has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kurzform: Alles bestens! Haus in einwandfreiem Zustand. Im Haus alles vollständig, sauber und gepflegt. Nun für jene, die auch mal etwas mehr lesen wollen: Wir haben das Haus Anfang 2016 für November 2016 gebucht. Die Kontaktaufnahme, Zusage, Zahlungsabwicklung etc. haben völlig problemlos geklappt. Über facebook und die Homepage waren wir um Vorfeld stets über alle Entwicklungen vor Ort informiert und konnten uns auch schon ein recht konkretes Bild von der Umgebung und der dortigen Sehenswürdigkeiten machen. Ca. 14 Tage vor Ankunft erhielten wir eine Email mit der Adresse sowie den Zugangsdaten zum Haus. Alles perfekt organisiert, inkl. Parkplatz vor dem Haus. Das Haus selbst ist in einwandfreiem Zustand und entspricht den Bildern im Internet. Oben befinden sich zwei Schlafzimmer, jeweils mit eigener Dusche und Toilette, unten ein großer Wohn- und Essraum mit kompletter Einbauküche. Des Weiteren eine Gästetoilette. Die Einrichtung mit Kühl- und Gefrierkombi, Herd, Ofen, Mikrowelle, Kaffemaschine, Geschirrspüler, Waschmaschine, Trockner (ich hoffe, dass ich nichts vergessen habe) ist absolut vollständig. Geschirr und Besteck sind ausreichend vorhanden , ebenso Bettzeug und Handtücher. Wlan funktioniert natürlich auch einwandfrei und ist sogar recht flott. Auf der Terrasse befindet sich ein großer Gasgrill, auf dem wir oft und gerne gegrillt haben, was besonders wichtig ist, da Restaurants und gutes Essen nicht unbedingt die Stärke der Amerikaner sind. In unmittelbarer Nähe befinden sich diverse Supermärkte und ein kleines, aber feines Outlet-Center. Ach ja, und noch das Wichtigste: Hat man mal eine kleine Frage, reicht eine kurze Email an Lisa und man bekommt in kürzester Zeit Hilfe. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, nichts vermisst und können "Favorite Sun" uneingeschränkt empfehlen.
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Iona, Florida

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1244 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Tell me a little about yourself, your group, or your pet!
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Sanibel Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Captiva Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    First floor bathroom - toilet
  • 2.5 bathrooms. Both bedrooms have a full attached bathroom. The half bath is downstairs with a washing machine and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Sanibel Room - 1 large double bed
    Captiva Room - 1 large double bed
  • 2 bedrooms on the second floor. Sanibel bedroom and Captiva bedroom have all new furnishings, including mattresses and bedding. There are sliding glass doors that take you out to an adjoining balcony that overlooks the pool. These rooms have flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, ceiling fans and attached full bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Minutes to Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach. Perfect for Snowbirds. Private Lanai
average rating of 4.851852 based on 28 reviews
Muskegon, MI

You can't go wrong!

  • 5 of 5

You could not go wrong renting Lisa and Matts' town home. It is perfectly situated between Sanibel/Captiva Islands and Fort Myers Beach. If you want more to do, head to Ft. Myers Riverside or down to Bonita Beach and Lovers Key.

We really enjoyed the town homes layout as it is a bi-level with the bedrooms and their separate baths located upstairs. The third bath and laundry room are located on the main floor. We liked this much better than the normal condo layout as it feels roomier and offers more privacy for everyone. You can tell Lisa and Matt spent a lot of time updating and decorating the home as everything is very nice.. The beds and bedding are extremely comfortable and give a good nights rest after a day at the beaches.

My small dog Buddy was with us and we found many fido friendly restaurants in the area and on the islands. Most of them brought water for the Budster without being asked.

As great as this rental is, the neighbors are greater as they are very friendly and helpful. And do not forget the pool which is a few steps away and can be viewed from the deck which is off both bedrooms. All in all, I say again, you can't go wrong! Thanks Lisa and Matt!

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt an I are so glad you enjoyed The Favorite Sun and Fort Myers. It sounds like Buddy had a great time as well. We think our Florida neighbors are pretty terrific too. If you are ever in the area again, please consider staying at The Favorite Sun. It would be great to have you, your family and Buddy back. Take care, Lisa & Matt
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Great Location! Conveniently close to beaches, Sanibel and Captiva islands and shopping.

  • 4 of 5

Nicely decorated townhouse with efficient layout. Liked the convenience of having half bath on main level as well as washer and dryer. Appreciate owners special touches to welcome renters such as beach towels, chairs, beach bags, coolers. Nice lanai space with gas grill and fire pit located few steps away from heated pool. Quality towels and linens provided; comfortable beds. Owners responded promptly with all questions we had. Good neighborhood to walk with gated communities and million dollar homes at end of street. Very quiet complex and neighborhood. 15 minute drive to Ft Myers beach and 2 mile drive to Sanibel bridge. Outlet mall and roadside fresh fish stand walking distance. Publix within 1 mile.

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Matt an I are glad you had a nice stay. Hope to see you next year.
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Great Time!!

  • 4 of 5

Our trip was a delight! We stayed on Nov.5th-12th 2017. We usually go around the same time every year, this is our 2nd year using Favorite Sun and we always enjoy using this beautiful place which is why we return every year. It's make our stay more pleasurable every time everything was very clean and comfortable (beds) feels like we are at home. It is very convenient to the beach and the Sanibel Mall, and Sanibel Island. The owners are very nice, easy to work with and accommodating we had no issues. I almost don’t want to say how nice this place is I’d like to keep it a secret this is how much we enjoyed ourselves we would definitely use again you will not be disappointed. Thank you Lisa and Matt

  • Review Submitted: 11/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt an I love having you as our guest. We are so glad you enjoy staying at The Favorite Sun. Thank you for the wonderful review. Hope to see you in 2018.
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Beautifully decorated and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

While not right on the beach there are several beaches just a short drive away. Any type of beach experience is yours for the taking! Shopping and restaurants of all genre are available.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, well equipped and inviting

  • 5 of 5

We really felt like at home - everything for daily life with three kids was there (a washing machine and a tumble dryer can be gold worth when travelling with toddlers :-)).

We spent a lot of time at the nearby beaches and had fun in the pool.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. We are glad The Favorite Sun was equipped with everything you needed to make your stay comfortable for you and your family. If you are ever in the Fort Myers area, please consider staying at The Favorite Sun again. Take care, Lisa and Matt
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The Ojeda's loved it... will definitely recommend and will be back!

  • 4 of 5

Lisa & Matt,

You have a beautiful home in a prime and quiet location. We really enjoyed Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Island... especially Chewie and Nibbles (my furry kids)! Our last day we rented a boat at Cape Coral and enjoyed beach hoping... which brought the term "beach bums" to a whole new level. Thus far, this was one of the most pet friendly road trip destination we've taken as a family. Impressed with the dog friendly beaches and restaurants in Sanibel Island.

Thank you for Having us!

The Ojeda's

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt an I are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Favorite Sun. It sounds like you had a great time. We are looking forward to your return stay. Thank you for the wonderful review. Lisa and Matt
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$197.7
Pet Fee AU$197.7
Damage Insurance AU$104.12
Damage Deposit AU$395.4

Rate are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The $150 pet fee is per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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