Donora House on a canal and close to beach

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Donora House on a canal and close to beach #1
1/22
Donora House on a canal and close to beach #1

Book 60 or more consecutive days between May and October 2022 and save 20% off the monthly rates!

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 - 14 nights
  • Living Area: 1360 sq. ft.

Bring the family and your remote work with you to the beach! Our Donora House is perfect for those wanting to spend more time in our wonderful beach community.

This family-friendly canal-front home offers 3 bedrooms with queen beds and multiple workspaces. It’s only an 8-minute walk to our neighborhood beach access. You’ll find jet ski rentals and banana boat rides right there! Use the provided cart to roll beach chairs, towels, beach umbrellas and other beach toys for your day on the beach. Or stay home and hang out on the canal and watch the fish come and go. Perhaps you’ll see a dolphin or two swim by!

Bring your bikes! The converted garage has plenty of space to store your recreation equipment. Plus we've got the ping pong table where you and your family can have some challenging games. If you don't have your own kayak to bring, there are many local rental places that you'll want to explore. One of our favorites is in Lover's Key where you can also sign up for a guided tour.

You'll find our quiet neighborhood great for day-to-day living. But if you want a little excitement you can get many places quite easily on foot or by bicycle. A 15 minute walk will get you to the Beach Library where you'll find the seasonal free open-air tram stop. Catch the tram or just continue your walk down Estero Blvd all the way to Times Square. There you'll find a slew of restaurants and shopping. Plus there's always plenty of live entertainment in the area.

If you have the time, stroll the soft white sandy beach all the way back to Donora House. You'll lose yourself in the beautiful sea view and marvel at our gorgeous sunsets,

Donora House is just a few minutes walk to a nearby convenience store. The nearest grocery store is only a mile and a half away. Although fun to stroll through the neighborhood streets, the nearby Matanzas Preserve offers a boardwalk trail taking you to the bay with shade provided by the mangroves.

Donora House offers you all the conveniences of your own home. The home has a modern kitchen equipped with all that you'll need. Cooking on the outside grill is another option. Eat indoors at the large dining table or bistro table in the Florida room. Head out to the lanai or dine on the outdoor patio set. Don't feel like cooking? Just walk to the end of our street and find two of the island favorite restaurants - Junkanoo and Fresh Catch Bistro,

Each of the 3 bedrooms is outfitted with a queen bed, bedside tables and storage for your clothing. Two of the rooms offer desk/work spaces. We even provide you a Brother Air Printer should you need to work remotely.

The master bedroom features an en suite bath with walk-in shower and large walk-in closet. Our home also has the full size washer and dryer you'll need during your stay.

There is parking for 3 vehicles. (Sorry, no oversized vehicles permitted.)

If you're looking for a home to enjoy in a beautiful vacation spot, you'll want to stay at Donora House!

Please understand our property restrictions:
No smoking
No pets
No events
No oversized vehicles (ex. RV's, boats, business vehicles)

Registration Number: 22-0464

Why Kids Love It

There is plenty of wildlife to admire at Donora House. Plus it's a very convenient walk to the beach from the home. However, as in any situation where adults are travelling with children, it's the adults' responsibility to maintain the safety of the children. This is a canal front with open access to the water.

Area Information

Our area of Fort Myers Beach offers great walk-ability options. In 15 minutes or less you can walk to:
The beach
3 locally favorite restaurants/bars
Beach rentals (chairs, umbrellas, jet skis, banana boat)
Walking trail - Matanzas Preserve
Beach library
Free Beach Open-Air Tram
Lee County Trolley stop (public transportation)
Convenience store (7/11)
Gym (Hammerhead Fitness)

Bay Oaks, our Town recreation area, is only a few minute more away on foot. There you'll find the public pool, tennis courts, gym with exercise equipment (all for a small fee).

Of course you can get to any of these same places much quicker by bicycle. You can rent bikes nearby or bring your own.

If you're looking for day-long activities, there are many pontoon boat rental places nearby. Explore the bay looking for dolphins and other sea life. Ride up to a beach at Lover's Key and walk around a new area.

There are plenty of kayak rental places nearby too. Just pick the area you want to explore and you should be able to find an outfit nearby.

Head to the Everglades and take an airboat tour. Bring the family to the Naples Zoo. Or just head out for shopping and dining in Naples.

If during your extended stay at Donora House, you want to take a day trip or overnight trip, consider the Key West Express. This boat service leaves in the morning for Key West and comes back to Fort Myers Beach in the evening.

There are annual events that take place in our island town. In March, we have the Shrimp Festival. Fireworks are extraordinary to bring in the New Year and to celebrate Independence Day. The Christmas Boat Parade is in early December.

There's always something to do here in Fort Myers Beach.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Beach chairs
    • Bed linens provided
    • Free WiFi
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kitchen
    • Lanai
    • Managed by owner
    • No pets allowed
    • Non-smoking
    • Outdoor shower
    • Parking available
    • Ping pong table
    • Towels provided
    • Water view
    • Waterfront
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Carbon monoxide detector
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Smoke detector
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Beach
      (< 1 mile)
    • Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (< 1 mile)
    • Jet Skiing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Ocean
      (< 1 mile)
    • Basketball Court
      (1 mile)
    • Bicycling
      (1 mile)
    • Boating
      (1 mile)
    • Children's Pool
      (1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (1 mile)
    • Kayaking
      (1 mile)
    • Park
      (1 mile)
    • Playground
      (1 mile)
    • Tennis
      (1 mile)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (2 miles)
    • Live Entertainment
      (2 miles)
    • Parasailing
      (2 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (2 miles)
    • Miniature Golf
      (4 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (4 miles)
    • Amusement Park
      (5 miles)
    • Bowling
      (12 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

The Beach Library is less than 1 mile away.
Bay Oaks Town recreation center is less than 1 mile away and features a regular pool, children's pool, gymnasium, exercise equipment room, tennis courts and basketball court.
There's a 7/11 convenience store about 1/3 mile away.
Other nearby adventures include riding in a Pirate Ship and floating bar boats. Both are less than 3 miles driving distance away.

Donora House has WIFI as well as an Ethernet switch should you need to have a wired connection. We provide a Brother Laser Air Printer at the home. (Black toner only.) We have an Echo Dot at this home and set up with an account that is solely for this home. You can ask "Alexa" to turn on/off/dim lights, turn on/off the TV and more. All the shortcuts are written down for you. It will become second nature to use voice commands while staying at Donora House!

The TV is connected to a ROKU streaming device. Bring your passwords to your accounts so you can access from Donora House. Some apps will be signed in already for your use too.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Feb 25 2022 - Jun 01 2022
$2,500 $6,500 7 nights
Jun 01 2022 - Jul 01 2022
$2,500 $4,500 7 nights
Jul 01 2022 - Aug 01 2022
$2,500 $6,500 14 nights
Aug 01 2022 - Dec 01 2022
$2,000 $4,500 14 nights
Dec 01 2022 - Dec 30 2022
$2,500 $8,572 14 nights

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Fees:

Tax Rate: 11.5%

Notes:

Fort Myers Beach Reg ID 22-0464
You can choose to book for shorter periods than the minimum stay. However, the charge to you will be the charge as if you were staying the minimum time.
You will be required to sign a rental agreement for your stay.
A security deposit of $500 along with 50% rent and 50% taxes are collected at time of booking. You are welcome to pay the deposit by credit card (an email invoice will be sent to you from our secure credit card payment processor.) However, the rental fee and tax payments must be made by check. Arrangements can be made for ACH payments too
The balance of your rental rate and tax is due 60 days before arrival. Again, please plan to pay by check or ACH transfer
After check-out, should the property be retuned in the condition it was delivered, a refund of your $500 deposit (now a damage deposit) will be refunded.
We do not accept cancellations. It is the guests' responsibility to purchase travelers' insurance in order to recoup any funds paid us for their reserved time. There are Cancel-For-Any-Reason (CFAR) policies out there. It's the guests' responsibility to find the policy that meets their personal needs.

Availability

Last updated May 23, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: RSW (Southwest Florida - Fort Myers) - 14 miles
Nearest Bar: Junkanoo - 0.3 miles
Nearest Beach: Fort Myers Beach by Junkanoo - 0.3 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Junkanoo and Fresh Catch Bistro - 0.3 miles

Owner Info

Susan Bonfigli

Susan Bonfigli

Year Purchased: 2021

About the owner: Susan and Andy live nearby on Fort Myers Beach. We've been in the vacation rental business since 2012, hosting homes in both Vermont and Fort Myers Beach. We really enjoy living in this island community and hope that our guests get to experience the same.

Why this property? We bought Donora House specifically because it was a well-designed, ground-level, canal-front home. Our goal was to find a desirable vacation rental home that also offered us a place to store and access our jet skis. On occasion, we'll contact our guests to let them know we'll be walking through to use the jet skis. Because this is a canal-front home, there can't be any expectation of complete privacy in the yard where we'd be walking through anyway. The canal neighbors realize that you have visibility to their canal-side yards too.

Calendar last updated: March 03, 2022

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Learn about our Donora House
CLICK HERE - Donora House on Facebook

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

How close is the beach?

A:

It's about a 1/3 mile walk to the beach. We provide a cart so you can bring your beach items with you and spend a few hours or the day at the beach. Junkanoo restaurant is next to our beach access. There's also jet ski rentals and chair/umbrella rentals right there too if you don't want to bring your own.

Q:

Is there a comfortable area to work-from-home at Donora House?

A:

Yes. There are desks in two of the 3 bedrooms, each with a comfortable chair to sit. We have a Brother Laser Air Printer in the home for your use as well. You may need to supply your own paper. The one-story home allows for great WiFi reception throughout. There is also an Ethernet switch connected to the router should you need a wired connection. Please bring your own Ethernet wire.

Q:

Can I have friends over?

A:

You are welcome to have a small get-together with family and friends. However, there are guidelines that you should follow. There is no street parking and there is only room for 3 cars at Donora House. Our home is not suitable for events or larger gatherings. It is a family neighborhood and the expectation is that our guests will treat it as such. Our guests should not be disruptive to the neighbors and need to follow all community rules that include no night-time noise beginning at 10pm.

Q:

Do you offer any discounts?

A:

You can save 20% on monthly reservation fees if you book 60 or more consecutive days between May and October 2022.

Photos

  • Donora House on a canal and close to beach #1
  • Canal-front home
    Canal-front home
  • Donora House on a canal and close to beach #1
  • Welcome to Donora House
    Welcome to Donora House
  • From the dock
    From the dock
  • Donora House on a canal and close to beach #1
  • Grill and dine outside along the canal
    Grill and dine outside along the canal
  • Dine outside
    Dine outside
  • Foyer
    Foyer
  • Foyer
    Foyer
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Living/Florida Room
    Living/Florida Room
  • Living/Florida Room
    Living/Florida Room
  • Dining
    Dining
  • Master Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bath
    Master Bath
  • Queen Bedroom
    Queen Bedroom
  • Queen Bedroom
    Queen Bedroom
  • Full Bath
    Full Bath
  • Donora House on a canal and close to beach #1
  • Donora House on a canal and close to beach #1

Reviews

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Lovely stay

We had a wonderful stay at Donora House! The property manager was very accommodating, the large home so comfortable, the beach an eight or nine minute walk, so everything was great. We had family visit, there was lots of room and they loved staying here as well! We would come back, without a doubt.

Stayed: Submitted: March 29, 2022

Owner response

We’re so glad you enjoyed our Donora House! We look forward to having you stay again.

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Our stay at Donora House

This was one of our nicest vacations! Our hostess (owner) was available if needed, the property was very comfortable, spacious and clean, and a short walking distance the the lovely beach. We would definitely come back!

Stayed: Submitted: March 29, 2022

Owner response

Your praise is music to our ears. We’re so glad you really enjoyed our Donora House accommodations and perks. That’s always our goal!

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Date last modified: March 6th, 2022
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