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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 115 m²
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. 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, spacious town home is ready for your get a way. All new furniture through out the house and new appliances with a fully stocked kitchen.

The first floor includes the living area, kitchen, dining room and half bath with washing machine and dryer. Off the kitchen are sliding glass doors that take you to the lanai that has a new patio set and gas grill.

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.

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 Tanger 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.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

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 Fort Myers

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.
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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:
  • 115 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Favorite Sun is a real nice condo with everything you need to make yourself feel at home. The lanai is large and a great place to eat your meals. The place looks exactly as pictured on the website, very bright and tastefully decorated. The location is perfect, close to Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach and a short drive to downtown Fort Myers.

Lots to do in the area, beaches are nearby and the Causeway Park on the way to Sanibel is a nice place to go and have a picnic lunch and watch the boat traffic.

The pool is right outside the lanai so it feels like your own private pool.

Lisa and Matt were wonderful hosts. The have a welcome book to help you get familiar with the location and things to do around the area, which was invaluable. We recommend staying at The Favorite Sun, you won't be disappointed.

We had a great time and are definitely going back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Matt an I are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at The Favorite Sun. I'm glad the welcome book came in handy.
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Good location to get to both Sanibel and Ft Myers beaches!

  • 5 of 5

Nicely done, all newer furniture. Decor is so cute! Beach chairs, towels, totes etc. a huge bonus! Great touch! Overall hospitality of owners was awesome. We spent most of our time at the beach! The home has everything you would need.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt an I are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Favorite Sun. Thank you for the kind words. It sounds like you really enjoyed the beaches. We love to spend as much time at the beach as we can too.
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Wonderful! 😎

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, so much so that we didn't want to leave. Everything was accommodating & comfortable to our needs! We can tell you made it very welcoming just by the thought put into your details in everything! Prefect home away from home. We enjoyed our stay very much, we enjoyed your treat you left us. We are sure to do a return visit. We would recommend to our family & friends. Thank you & Blessings to you Lisa & Matt!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt and I are really glad you enjoyed your stay. We are definitely looking forward to your return visit. Thank you for choosing The Favorite Sun for your vacation. Take care, Lisa and Matt
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Amazing home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I booked Favorite Sun for a girls' weekend getaway. We arrived late in the evening due to delayed flight but both inside and outside of the property was lighted for our arrival. It was clean and the pictures were spot on in terms of layout and actual space.

We were about 10-15 mins from Fort Meyers Beach, where they happened to be having Pirate festival, and about 5 mins from the bridge to get to Sanibel Island. The beaches were amazing for fishing, jet skiing and especially shelling.

The property manager, Lisa, was knowledgeable and friendly when we asked for recommendations for some fun places to eat and just relax in the area. Favorite Sunday is in an ideal location as we didn't have to drive far to experience the Ft Meyers area. The sunsetsigns were amazing especially on Captiva Island.

We were sad to leave after a great weekend but the added touches of being in a home away from home with amazing parting mug and some great coffee which were provided; I would have to say we were planning to book our next trip down for next year.

I'd also recommend the Mucky Duck English pub on Captiva island for great food and an amazing sunset and the Tuckaway Cafe on Ft Meyers Beach for some great steamed bagel sandwiches and amazing waffles. Oh and if you couldn't get enough of their coffee, don't worry the Favorite Sun has provided you with a bag to enjoy on those early mornings gearing up for some fun adventures.

I'd highly recommend Favorite Sun for a long weekend getaway or a longer stay.

We can't wait for next year's trip!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt an I are so glad you and your friends had a great weekend. We are looking forward to you coming back next year. Glad to hear you enjoyed the coffee. Take care, Lisa and Matt
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was absolute perfection. The details make it feel like home, from the spice rack in the kitchen, to the big thick towels in the bathrooms. Everything you could possibly want or need is right at your finger tips, along with recommendations from the owners and past guests about their favorite places in the area to visit. We were in the pool within minutes of our arrival, and enjoyed our stay until the very end. After your first stay, you'll be planning your next visit, I know I am!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Matt and Lisa's home. Aside from being just a beautiful house, the location was perfect, and all the amenities and little extras just made the stay so much more relaxing and amazing. You can tell a lot of love and effort was put into the house and making it so comfortable, and not a thought was spared. We really appreciated that, and treated the house as we would our own. In addition, the location was JUST PERFECT! Literally minutes from Sanibel Island and the main drag of Fort Meyers Beach, stores and restaurants. The pool was pristine and soooo relaxing. My family and I had an amazing time here and would definitely return!!! Thank you both for sharing your home!!!!


  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Favorite Sun. Thank you for the wonderful review. We would love for you and your family to stay with us again next time you are in the Fort Myers area.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in Iona, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Season
29 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas Season 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$200.67 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$105.69
Cleaning Fee A$200.67 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$401.34
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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