About this rental
As a result of Hurricane Ian, Dolphin's Tale is CLOSED indefinitely. Hoping to rebuild.
Welcome to Dolphin’s Tale, our 3-unit tropical paradise, where exceptional accommodations with mesmerizing Gulf views await you. We are located mid-island and steps; literally steps, to the Trolley, the twice a week Farmer’s Market (until the end of May) and our powdered sugar Fort Myers Beach kissing the Gulf of Mexico that twinkles like diamonds of blue, green and gold when magically touched by sunshine.
At Dolphin’s Tale, we pride ourselves on providing you with the essentials of a two (one king, one queen) bedroom/one bath (with tub), stress-free, pooch friendly, ample parking vacation home; from dinner/cookware to linens, beach necessities to grilling areas, and shaded/unshaded outdoor gathering (smoking) spots to your patio/lanai/deck.
If you’ve absorbed all of the vitamin D possible for one day and are ready for other adventures, here are just a splash of what’s available: Kayaking, Touring the Mound House (one street over), Renting bikes or scooters, Visiting Lover’s Key, Strolling around Times Square, Jet Skiing, Enjoy a Movie (with food and drinks), Renting a Boat, Visiting Key West, Playing Miniature Golf, Shopping, Fishing, Parasailing and the list goes on.
As you check for availability and rates, please know that an 11.5% tax and $200 cleaning fee will be added. We also have other units available as well, so please feel free to inquire. All mature clientele welcome. A lease and photo id will be required upon check-in.
All you need to do is pack your bags and get ready to create your tales of paradise that will last a lifetime. See you soon!
Mid-island, conveniently located to everything: transportation, restaurants, Time Square, dog park beach, museums and many other activities.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Dec 19 2022 - Apr 30 2023
May 01 - Jun 30 2023
Jul 01 - Jul 08 2023
Jul 09 - Aug 19 2023
Aug 20 - Sep 09 2023
Pet Fee: $100
Cleaning Fee: $200
Tax Rate: 11.5%
Please note the cleaning fee, pet fee and taxes are NOT included in the rates shown.
Reservations cancelled prior to 60 days are 100% refundable, between 60-30 days are 50% refundable and 30 days or after non-refundable.
Check-in 3 p.m. or later and checkout 10 a.m. or earlier.
Accept all major credit cards.
Last updated March 27, 2023
Hosted by Christine Willis
Member since 2021
Guestbook comments from the host:
The Rivero Family wrote in our guestbook: Thank you so much! We had a lovely time! We're so happy to have found this house and been able to bring our senior dog, Barbie.
You made our stay special, always helpful and smiling. Excellent host!
Having the beach a short walk away and all the perks of towels, chairs, carts, etc., was the cherry on top. We'll be back!!
The Bishops wrote in our guestbook:
Thank you for such a lovely last minute trip. My father and I truly enjoyed this little slice of paradise. From the thoughtful gift basket upon entering and the beautiful surroundings, we were able to relax and unwind.
The beach was easy to access and not crowded at all! All our needs, from simple beach towels, comfy chairs as well as an easy to transport wagon for everything else.
Thank you for making this vacation truly a vacation and even seeing dolphin tales!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a single family home?
No, it's a three unit building. Owners reside in one unit.
Is smoking allowed on the property?
You're welcome to smoke outdoors.
Is there a washer and dryer in each unit?
No. But we have a laundry room with supplies in the lower level/car port area.
Does each unit have a dishwasher?
Yes, they do.
Are you located on the beach or across the street?
We are directly across the street.
Do you have everything for the beach?
We provide wagons to carry our coolers, umbrellas, beach chairs and towels.
Do I need to bring linens?
We do our best to provide everything except clothing and any food or beverage you would require.
What payment types do you accept?
Cash, check or PayPal.
What time is check-in/checkout?
Check-in 3 p.m. or later and checkout is by 10 a.m..
Is there parking available?
Yes, we have ample parking available.
After reserving, can we invite others to stay with us?
Yes, as long as they are willing to pay $50/person/night.
Wonderful get away!
We recently visited FMB and stayed in the 2 bedroom unit at Dolphin's Tale. We had an excellent stay!! Christine and DeWitt were fantastic hosts - they thought of everything for us. It was so nice to stay at a place that had beach towels, carts, chairs, etc. as we were traveling by air. They also supplied us with all the little things needed for our stay to get us started such as paper towel, toilet paper, dish soap & free laundry facilities. We loved the little welcome basket with all the great treats in it as well. The hosts were on site and very friendly -always there if we needed anything! We'd highly recommend giving Dolphin's Tale a shot!
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: April 04, 2022
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It was a spur of the moment and we picked Dolphin's Tale from pure luck. Christine & DeWitt were exceptional hosts and their focus on cleanliness and detail is unsurpassed. The property is close to everything and overlooks the bay yet is away from the rowdiness (been there/done that). We would definitely return and give it a 5 rating to everyone! Much sucess to Christine and DeWitt!
Stayed: December 2021 Submitted: January 09, 2022
We had such a great time, the place was very clean , the beds were comfortable, great place to come back to to unwind from the day , and the Owners were so nice
Stayed: December 2021 Submitted: December 29, 2021
Thank you, Kacee. Hope you come back and stay again some time. Happy New Year!
This place was awesome. Great location. You will need nothing but your swimsuit.
Christine & DeWitt's admiration for making your stay stress free is way beyond expectation. From the warm & beautiful décor to everything for the beach. Chairs, coolers, beach towels, umbrella's and a cart to haul everything to the beach which is only a short distance away. While swimming with our Grandchildren, two Manatee's and two Dolphins were playing within feet of us. Something the grandchildren will never forget. Location Location Location: Groceries, Restaurants, Shopping and Fort Myers Beach Times Square is all within walking distance. If you don't want to walk the 1.7 miles to Times Square you can catch a Trolley for .75 cents. We will visit again. Jerry & Marene
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: August 18, 2021
Thank you for being wonderful guests. Looking for to your return. Cheers, Christine and DeWitt
Best Vacation Spot In Fort Myers
If you are looking for a good vacation spot in Fort Myers, this vacation home is a MUST STAY! Everything about this place is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! My favorite was the lanai balcony, you can literally watch the sunset and beach from it. -THANK YOU, Mrs Christine and Mr Gritt for providing exceptional customer service, and being GREAT host. I was at peace the entire time. We will be back soon! -Courtney K!
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: August 17, 2021
Thank you so much for visiting us. Look forward to meeting other family members next time.
Perfect spot for our family staycation
We rented this place for my 40th birthday. It was clean, perfect size and had everything we needed for the beach. The owners are amazing! They even had a little frame with a sign that said "Happy 40th Birthday Nicki". I loved it. We will def stay there again and recommend it to all our friends and family.
Stayed: July 2021 Submitted: August 12, 2021
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon.
Dolphins Tale is a dream come true, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation it has everything you need. My husband and I came for a romantic weeklong getaway and cannot wait to bring our kids. The beach and Times Square have a safe friendly vibe and the accommodations have every amenity you could need. The kitchen was fully equipped there was nothing we needed to buy. The screened in patio provided alot of privacy while also providing a great view of the ocean. There was a huge selection of beach accessories from chairs to coolers. I cannot say enough nice thing about DeWitt and Christine and the wonderful experience that they provided for us.
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: July 18, 2021
Thank you very much for this glowing review. Glad you were able to change your flight plans and extend your stay. Cheers!
Great place and Location
This place is amazing, everything is new and clean, great Location just a few mins walk from the Beach, Cristine and Dewitt are wonderful hosts, Dewitt was around for anything we needed and made our stay better.it has all the accommodations, laundry place downstairs, towels, beach cart, chairs and umbrellas, everything you need to have a great time at the beach.we are definitely coming back soon.Gus and Amy
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: July 07, 2021
Look forward to your return! Christine and DeWitt Willis
This property is only a short walk to the beach, extremely clean and close to Publix and good restaurants that offer gluten free options. The view from the leaving room is great!The hosts provided beach towels, chairs, beach table and cart. Also, there are washer, dryer and laundry detergent available.We are extremely happy to have had the opportunity to have our dog stayed with us!Dewitt and Christine made our stay extra special.We have nothing negative to say and highly recommend this house.
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 21, 2021
Hi Gus,We were thrilled to have you and your guests stay with us at Dolphin's Tale. Looking forward to your next visit. Christine and DeWitt
What a wonderful place to spend our vacation. We had so much fun, very relaxing. Super cute and clean. Everything we needed for the beach was readily available from beach chairs to umbrella's to coolers and wagons. It was truly a fantastic time. Thank you again
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 13, 2021
Thank you Shannon. Hope to see you again! Christine & DeWitt Willis
Hosted by Christine Willis