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'The Beach Cottage' - North End of Beach - 5 blks S. of the pier

Bedrooms Studio
Space 35 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully appointed Studio cottage with a QUEEN size bed. GREAT for couples!!!

Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, our charming 'Beach Cottage' sits on 130 ft. of sandy beach. We are five blocks south of the bridge on the north end of Ft. Myers Beach, within walking distance to groceries, dining, entertainment, shopping at Time Square and the pier.

This STUDIO style cottage is ideal for the couple interested in a private, cozy getaway, two vacationing friends, or the family needing additional private space close to 'The Beach House' (VRBO 9990), our large two bedroom 2 bath property.

Features include a gated neighborhood, vaulted ceiling, large full kitchen with snack bar/island higher table with a view overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and your own private deck with patio furniture. Euipped with A/C, Direct TV, microwave, QUEEN SIZE BED, and full bath. The beach cottage is decorated in a bright airy island motif ready for you to enjoy!

Wake up to one of the most beautiful views and spend the day on the own private snady beach. Watch the sunset from your own private deck. You will not want you vacation to end!

More Details

Connie Shirley
Member since: 2001
Speaks english
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Connie Shirley

Dennis & Connie both grew up in MN. We have owned 'The Beach Cottage'since 2004 and advertised since that time. We just now transitioned over to VRBO. We own three homes in the small 'Key West' feel gated neighborhood on the North end of Ft. Myers Beach.

Connie Shirley purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Connie Shirley chose Fort Myers Beach

This location is KEY as it is easily acccessible to be able to get onto and off the island during peak season. It is also perfect to be able to walk to all the 'action', as well as relax in peace and quiet if that is your liking.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of this property is a benefit because of the ease in getting on/off the island during peaks season.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Studio Style - 1 large double bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'The Beach Cottage' - North End of Beach - 5 blks S. of the pier
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
North royalton

Best Place Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. The home is nicely decorated and perfect for the two of us. Enough away from the street and the restaurants/bars that there wasn't night noise to keep us awake but close enough to walk to any destination within 5-10 minutes. The owners of the nearby home were pleasant and inviting and we may have made some lifetime friends. I would definitely recommend this home and will keep these records if I return to Fort Myers Beach.

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sugarloaf, PA

Perfect for a couple

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we crossed over the bridge, we fell in love with Fort Myers Beach, and this little gem of a cottage was perfect. The location is great--right on the beach (and you have your own private area if you prefer).

There are enough places to dine within walking distance that you could eat every meal out without duplication. The kitchen is well equipped and we usually ate at least one meal a day at "home". You certainly can't beat the view!

We were fortunate that the weather was above average. The days were filled with plenty of sunshine and were spent relaxing on the beach chairs that are provided. A few nights got into the 40s but the little portable heater helped to take the chill off.

The queen-sized bed is super comfortable and it is nice to wake up to a picturesque view of the Gulf. The sunsets are gorgeous too and can be seen while sitting on the deck.

Consider renting a bike. They are only $50/week and it's fun to ride on the beach and be able to explore more of the island without driving. There is construction on Estero Boulevard and you can wiz by the traffic on your bike.

Thanks, Connie. It was great working with you on our first trip to FMB. I think it's going to be the first of many visits.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, FL

Perfect location and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING! We rented the cottage along with the Beach House (#566650) and it was perfect for extra living space. Since we had a larger group, the cottage was a great compliment to our trip. Very clean and nice! Working with Connie was great, and it was an easy experience. I would recommend this to anyone looking for extra space to go along with the larger Beach House, or a nice experience with your spouse or significant other. Perfect location!

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayzata, MN


  • 5 of 5

This location is perfect! EVERYTHING is within walking distance. The cottage is charming and had everything we needed. The owner Connie is wonderful to work with! The beach is AMAZING...steps from the door...leave your shoes at home! Can't wait to go again!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your first visit to our cozy cottage and found it convenient and comfortable. We look forward to your return visit. Connie
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Waconia, Mn

The Perfect Place to Enjoy Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting the cottage for 9 years now and plan to continue coming back. It is a wonderfully cozy cottage right on the beach with bright, beachy decor. Having breakfast out on the deck looking at the ocean is a must. Time Square is a short walk down the beach (or street, if you prefer) to get to many restaurants and lots of shopping. And above all, Connie is a dream to work with. She is readily available if you have any questions. We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone. You will love it!

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel very fortunate to have wonderful guests like yourself return year after year. We are honored that you have chosen to return to "your yearly get away" cottage. Until next year..........
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Lebanon, Indiana

The property is clean, comfortable and has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We love this property - we have stayed here for several years and have already booked for next year. Connie is great to work with and every year there is always something new or improved - would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie and John, We love to have repeat guests like yourselves return each year to enjoy our cottage. We like to keep our cottage updated, as we know our guests like you appreciate it and take great care of it. We look forward to your return next year. Connie
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Southwest International (RSW)
Car: not necessary

We are conveniently located just five blocks south of the bridge on the North end of Ft. Myers beach. We are within walking distance to all the action, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet this beautiful setting has to offer.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
16 Dec 2017 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$127.43
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$382.29
Tax Rate 11.0%

You must be a responsible adult over age 25 with a valid drivers license to rent the cottage. A contract is required to secure your reservation. Only the number of guests on the reservation are allowed to occupy the cottage during your stay.

National Holiday weeks - peak season rates apply

$300 refundable security deposit is required to make a reservation. First half of totoal payment is due 90 days before arrival date - final payment is due 60 days before your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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