About this rental
Hurricane Ian damaged the Estero Beach Club and the Club does not yet have a reopening date. Repairs are underway and the Club will once again be a wonderfu, unique, vacation spot But we cannot accept any reservations until we have a reopening date. Please check back later.
The Lairds' Estero Beach Club apartment overlooks the Club pool, beach and Gulf of Mexico. We have a spectacular view; you can see everything that going on and it's very relaxing. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a walk-in closet. The guest bedroom has a Queen bed. The living room has a 39 inch HDTV and DVD player and there is a 32 inch HDTV in the master bedroom. There is WIFI (high speed internet) in every room. Our dining table seats six and makes entertaining easy. The kitchen is well equipped and has ice and cold water on the fridge door. There are ceiling fans as well as central air conditioning. We have two phones. There is covered reserved parking. We have a notebook with restaurant menus and a second notebook with info about the area things to do, etc (The notebooks are usually under the end table). The "Island Trolley" runs the length of the island and stops by the Club.
We have beach chairs, an umbrella, beach towels and a cooler. My grandchildren's beach toys are there also. There are hair dryers in both bathrooms. There are books and board games in the apartment. The elevator is two doors away and steps lead directly to our door (1 flight). A coin laundry is on on the ground floor. The Club's heated pool, hot tub/therapy pool, 2 gas grills and 2 shuffleboard courts are all beach side, so you can enjoy the Gulf breeze and see everything.
FMB Property Reg. #20-0047
Registration Number: 20-0047
The Estero Beach Club has the best location on Fort Myers Beach. We are far enough from the fishing pier and Times Square area to be away from the crowds, but close enough to walk to that area. There are restaurants within walking distance, and many restaurants in the area. The Beach "Trolly" stops by the Club, so you don't have to use your own car, or even have one. If you have a car, there is free covered reserved parking.
Why Kids Love It
Kids love to move from the Club pool to the beach and Gulf and back to the pool. They also love the kiddie "mini water park" at Bay Oaks Park which is diagonally across the street from the Club. They also have fun at the enclosed spiral slide at the Park's adjacent adult pool (check the pictures). Parents are able to watch the kids play on the beach while they enjoy the Club's beach front pool. (Very few places have beach front pools.)
The Estero Beach Club has the best location on Fort Myers Beach. It is one mile South of the pier and Times Square area (that's what you see coming over the High Bridge onto the island - turn LEFT off the bridge). There are many restaurants and shops at Times Square as well as nearby beach activities. It's a nice walk to the area, especially when sundown approaches.
The beach is quite safe because there is no undertow and the sugar white sand is perfect for long walks. The Bay Oaks Park is diagonally across the street and has an adult lap pool with a tall spiral slide and a great mini "water park kiddie pool. The park also has baseball diamonds, tennis courts and a gym. There are also picnic tables. Publix Supermarket is 1 mile South (turn right out of the parking lot). The Beach Library is two blocks South and loans DVDs and CDs as well as books
Thomas Edison had a laboratory and Winter home in Fort Myers. Henry Ford's Winter home was next door to Edison's place. There is also a museum there and these places are easy to find - it's a "straight shot" in to Fort Myers (about 15 miles). The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins have Spring training in Fort Myers.
Favorite Places To Eat
We especially like the Matanzas restaurant. It's on the Bay side of the island near the high bridge onto the island (from the Club turn on to Crescent Street). We like to dine on the enclosed porch or the outdoor deck to enjoy the view of the Bay activity. Sometimes we see a dolphin (they go to the Bay to have their babies). The Gulf Shore Grill overlooks the beach and is near the pier. Nervous Nellie's is very good ( in the Times Square area). Junkanoo on the Beach is near the Club and you can eat on the porch or inside. The Whale is good and you can dine on the roof if you like. At the Pier Side Grill you can dine on the beach side terrace or indoors. When we go there we usually walk to the end of the pier to check the fishing activity. We have a notebook with restaurant menus in the apartment; it's usually found under the end table.
Thomas Edison and Henry ford had Winter homes in Fort Myers (on Magregor Blvd. They were friends and neighbors. Edison had a laboratory there and there's a museum there as well. It's easy to find - cross the bridge and you're on San Carlos Blvd., which becomes McGregor Blvd. It's about 15 miles. When you see the statue of the girl on the right side of the road - slow down, you are almost there.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The everglades aren't very far and offer air boat rides; it's a nice day's outing. The kids might enjoy the Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise, and there are other boat tours, such as the San Carlos Bay Tour. The Dolphin and Nature Cruise covers a larger area. Fishing charters are easy to find. Besides the island's golf course, there are many, many golf course in the vicinity.
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Jan 15 - Mar 31 2023
Apr 01 - Apr 30 2023
May 01 - Jul 31 2023
Aug 01 - Sep 30 2023
Oct 01 - Dec 14 2023
Tax Rate: 11.5%
The Estero Beach Club has a nonrefundable application fee of $100 for stays of 7 to 13 days and $150 for stays of 2 weeks or longer. The application fee is not included in the taxable amount. The tax is 11.5%.
There are no other charges besides the rent, the 11.5% tax on the rental amount, cleaning and the Club's application fee.
The deposit for a weekly stay is $200; the deposit is applied to the balance due. The balance is due 2 month before your vacation begins. A larger deposit may be requested for longer stays.
The Estero Beach Club's rental regulations require a minimum rental of 1 week. Owners are not allowed to rent for less than a week. Of course, one can leave early or arrive late if that works for you.
Last updated on December 14, 2022
Hosted by Bill Laird
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 1975
About the owner: My wife and I are retired university professors and live in Tallahassee in North Florida. We purchased our apartment so we could vacation and visit my parents in Fort Myers at the same time. So, our three sons grew up vacationing at the Estero Beach Club. They are all grown now and the Club is our favorite place for reunions and just relaxing. It's also a favorite place for our grandchildren. My parents moved to Florida when I was 4 years old and I have lived in Lakeland, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers as well as Tallahassee. I taught at Florida State University; my wife taught at Florida A&M University. My schools were Stetson University, George Washington University and the University of Virginia. My wife's schools were Converse College, the New England Conservatory, Boston University and Florida State University.
Why this property? Before we purchased our apartment we stayed at a nearby motel, as did my parents. One day mother and I were walking on the beach and as we walked by the Club she remarked that the second floor corner apartment would be perfect for our family. Some months later the apartment was for sale and we bought it. Mother was right - it has been the perfect vacation spot for us, our children and grandchildren. It remains our favorite place to visit. It has the best location on Fort Myers Beach!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the check in and check out times
Check in is after 2:00. Check out is by 10:00
Is smoking permitted in the apartment or on the balcony or at the pool?
No. The Club is a No Smoking condominium. Smoking is allowed in the parking lot and beach.
Are swim diapers allowed in the pool and is there an age minimum for the hot tub?
No. Swim diapers are not sufficient; children must be potty trained to use the pool. Children must be 12 years old to use the hot tub.
What is the deposit for a weekly reservation?
The minimum deposit is $200 for a weekly reservation, longer reservations may require a larger deposit. The balance is due 30 days before your vacation begins.
Is there a minimum age for renting at the Estero Beach Club
Yes. Club rules require the person making the reservation to be at least 25 years old.
Are visitors/guests allowed to have pets?
No. Club rules do not allow that.
What means of payment are accepted?
Personal checks or money orders and PayPal. We are not set up to accept credit cards, so we don't have a "booking fee."
Has your property been reviewed by visitors?
Yes, there are multiple reviews on the FloridaRentals site. We have 51 reviews with a ranking of 4.9 of a possible 5. on We just recently joined FloridaRentals. Our VRBO listing is # 430523. Check those reviews.
Great condo, great beach. It’s a lovely area to be at. Will be returning for sure. All amenities are within walking distance
Stayed: April 2022 Submitted: September 30, 2022
There are great benefits from having the best location on Fort Myers Beach! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Bill Laird
Love this condo!
We stayed 10 nights in Dr. Laird’s condo and we absolutely loved the place. The condo is in the perfect location, 1 mile from the pier and Times Square, which is an easy walk. The view from the unit is fantastic. The grounds are lovely and we loved the pool! The condo feels welcoming and homey. We really liked that the complex is quiet. And Dr. Laird called us twice to make sure the condo was everything we expected and that our vacation was going well.We have already planned to come back next year and stay longer.
Stayed: September 2022 Submitted: September 15, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review the Estero Beach Club and our unit. Our apartment is home-like, very comfortable and it has a wonderul view of the Club's pool, beach and Gulf of Mexico. Our place is well equipped, because it's where we vacation and have our family reunions. We have everything you need for a great beach vacation! We enjoyed talking with you and hope you will become one of our regular visitor. Your next reservation in already on our calendar. Bill Laird
Fantastic Condo on quiet part of FMB
My husband and I stayed in the Laird’s condo for 10 days, 9/1 - 9/11. The condo is fantastic! Plenty of space, fully stocked kitchen if you want to cook, comfortable furniture, and that view from the balcony…just perfect!! The beach out front is quiet and this time of year was pretty empty making it feel like you had the whole beach to yourself. The condo is a mile from the pier/Times Square, which was an easy walk for us. We love to walk the beach and walked an average of 5 miles a day. We even purchased a week pass to the weight room of the Bay Oaks Rec Center across the street. We also loved the pool and sunned in the pool chairs nearly every day. Dr. Laird called twice during our stay to see if we liked the condo and how our vacation was. So thoughtful.This place is a gem and we loved our stay so much that we are booking a 15-day stay for this time next year.God Bless!!
Stayed: September 2022 Submitted: September 11, 2022
You've covered all the bases very nicely. The Estero Bech Club is a unique and friendly place with the best location on the beach; perfect for a relaxing vacation! The sugar-white beach is great for walking and I'm glad you took advantage of the nearby Bay Oaks Recreation Center. You are on our calndar for next year and we are pleased you will be staying longer next time. Thank you to taking the time to write a thoughtful review of the Club and our apartment. Bill Laird
We stayed at Dr Lairds condo May 21-28, 2022. Everything was as described. It was clean and comfortable. We loved the view from the balcony and the layout of the club. We loved the pool being on the ocean side and gas grills at the pool. We loved that it was on the second floor, and on the end of the building. The door was only a couple of steps from the stairs. The beach was wide and not crowded at all. It was at a great location, within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. You can also bicycle everywhere and there is also a trolly that stops right in front of the club. The unit was more than well stocked. We did not want for anything there. It was truly like home away from home.. Oh, and Dr Laird called us to see if everything was ok, and then called again on the day we were traveling home. Have never had an owner call to make sure everything was ok. I loved this. It made me feel like i had known him forever. We loved it there and would definately stay again!!! THANK YOU, Dr Laird for sharing your home...
Stayed: May 2022 Submitted: June 05, 2022
Thank you Shiela for the very fine and comprehensie review of our place and the Club. You covered everything one wants to know about a great vacation spot. We will welcome you back anytime, and we hope that will be often! We really appreciate you taking the time to write about our place. Bill Laird
My other home
This condo is great! I love access to the beach and pool, Condo is great. I will stay here as long as I can:) Met so many wonderful people so its like my second home .
Stayed: October 2021 Submitted: February 05, 2022
We hope this will always be your other home, as it is ours! The Estero Beach Club really does have some nice people, owners and visitors. I always want to stay just bit longer! Bill Laird
2 Weeks Went By Too Fast
We enjoyed our time at the Laird’s condo! This was our first time to stay in Estero Beach, and we found the condo to be in a convenient location to everything. Everything you might need for your stay can be found in the condo—just show up and head to the beach! The Club was very quiet and not crowded at all, which was appreciated.We spent a day at Lover’s Key as well as a day on Sanibel and Captiva during our stay! As usual, vacations are never long enough but we enjoyed the time we had to unwind and relax at the beach and are grateful to the Lairds for opening up their home away from home to guests!
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: September 15, 2021
Thank you for the nice review. We're glad you has a relaxing 2 weeks and had some well chosen day trips during your vacation. We hope you will return for more such vacations and become one of our regular visitors. We do have all you need for the beach and the best location on the beach. We appreciate your taking the time to review our place.Bill Laird
Anniversary Yearly Vacation Week
Each year the week of our anniversary we take a vacation. This year we wanted to try a new area. So we choose the Ft Myers Beach area. I looked at several condo listed on the web. This one was in the area we were looking for. It was a two bedroom two bath. The unit came well stocked with everything you need. The king size bed gave us a great night's sleep. There is enough room for up to six people. The pool and hot tub area were also great. It's only steps out the door to the beach area. There were a great bunch of other guest staying the same week were there. There is quit a few good places to eat in the area.
Stayed: September 2020 Submitted: September 20, 2020
The best location on the beach with everything you need, a great view, comfy beds, lots of room and a beachfront pool, hot tub and gas grills - and some good restaurants. It's all one needs for a relaxing beach vacation! The Club does attract some very nice people and we hope you will visit again.
Please email me with the availability for 4/11 to 4/18/2020
Hello Bill - I tried to use the form but it would not allow me to select a 1 week rental. My husband and I will be staying in Fort Myers Beach from 4/4 through 4/11 and have decided to stay a bit longer through 4/15. Wondering if your condo is available during the week of 4/11? I believe we are required to rent for at least one week if that is possible. Please respond to me via email at: lkyser@ We would have the 2 of us, our daughter and her 3 year old son for those four days.Thank you for your time,Lynne Kyser
Stayed: April 2020 Submitted: February 13, 2020
This was our second stay at Estero Beach Club and this unit was even better situated in the building and equipped than the previous one. The location is absolutely ideal as it is right on the beach and a short walk to the restaurants/bars located at Times Square. Bill was available by phone and was very helpful in answering all our questions. We will definitely be back soon!
Stayed: November 2019 Submitted: November 19, 2019
We do have the ideal location on the beach, and in the building. We have always loved the great view of the Club pool, beach and Gulf of Mexico from our apartment. We have you on the calendar for next year. But if you need a "golf-fix" sooner, just let me know. Thank you for the fine review.
Perfect for beach vacation
Bill was very responsive to any questions that we had. The condo was in perfect condition upon arrival. We had four adults who fit very comfortably. The beds were very comfortable as well. This condo is only steps from the pool or beach where you can see dolphins and some of the most amazing sunsets. Anyone we ran into was very welcoming and gave us recommendations on where to eat. The property manager made sure to say hello and asked if we needed anything. When we come back to Fort Myers, Bill’s condo will be my first stop to see if it is available. Bill, thank you for making our vacation amazing!
Stayed: July 2019 Submitted: July 29, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review our apartment. This is very helpful to me and to those searching for a comfortable beachfront vacation spot. The Club is a friendly place to relax and enjoy view, the pool, the beach and the gulf. We hope you will return to enjoy many more beautiful sunsets. And bring your friends.
Stunning beachfront condo!
My friend and I had a wonderful week at Mr. Laird^s condo. It is in a great location with a great view of the pool and the ocean. The condo was everything it was advertised to be, plus a lot more. The kitchen cabinets were stocked with everything you would need, and the beds were very comfortable. I especially appreciated the beach chairs that were there for our use. I would definitely come back for another visit to this condo!
Stayed: July 2019 Submitted: July 27, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your wonderful vacation. This has always been been our favorite vacation spot and that's why we have about anything one would want for a great beach vacation - It's our family reunion spot! We hope you will return and become one of our regular visitors for more wonderful vacations.
Perfect spot for relaxation
This 2 bedroom condo was perfect for our anniversary trip with another couple. The large unit has two bedrooms with two private baths. The supplies in the condo make the vacation so much easier. Beds were comfortable. The full kitchen and living space was ideal for a week stay at the beach located right outside. The Estero Beach Club was filled with nice people. There was a grill to share right by the pool and hot tub that was kept clean. The beach itself was ideal. Good white sand with soft waves, perfect for sunsets. The condo is located just a short walk to main area of town (approximately 1 mile/15 minutes). Close to a grocery store and a quick 20 minute drive to all the local tourist sites. It is nice that there is an assigned parking spot that goes along with the condo. Owner was great: very easy to communicate with and overall a pleasure to work with. We truly enjoyed our stay.
Stayed: May 2019 Submitted: May 22, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review our condo and the Estero Beach Club. I'm glad you had a fine anniversary vacation along with your friends. We try to have everything you need for a great beach vacation because that's where we vacation, along with our sons and grandchildren. We hope you and your friends will return for another relaxing vacation and become one our regular visitors.
Enjoyed our stay...
My wife and I just returned from a week vacation at the Estero Beach Club. We stayed at Mr. Laird's condo there. The unit is very nice and has everything you need for an enjoyable vacation. The condo is on the second floor, and has a beautiful view of the beach. Mr. Laird calls when you arrive to ask if everything is what you were expecting. The unit is very clean and quiet. Everything you need for the beach is there also, umbrella, beach chairs, cooler, and towels. It's located far enough from any crowds, but within walking distance of the pier and restraunts. We met several couples our age at the pool, and had a real good time with them. We hope to return next year at the same time. I highly recommend this condo because of location, price, and the owners are concerned that everything is what you read on the rental page. Beds and furniture are clean and comfortable, kitchen has everything you need, and sitting on the deck is very relaxing, looking right out to the beach. We definitely will rent this condo again.
Stayed: October 2018 Submitted: October 14, 2018
Thank you for the very fine review. The apartment is our second home and our favorite place to vacation and have family reunions. That's why the place feels homey and is well stocked and cared for. We're glad you were pleased and had a great time. Guests often make friends at the Club and that's a plus for everyone's vacation. We look forward to you both being regular visitors.
Great vacation condo!!
I just returned from a week long stay at this particular condo. I stayed there with my 2 teenage daughters. It was such a beautiful club and the condo itself was exactly as represented. It felt like home from the minute we arrived. The condo was well supplied with everything you would need for your stay. It was so nice to relax and have dinner and we had ample space to do so. We grilled out several nights and even enjoyed dinner on the patio. We enjoyed the pool and direct access to the beach. The club has an on-site laundry facility and covered parking. The condo is conveniently located close to shops and restaurants. The owner was extremely accommodating and even checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. I will definitely return in the future and continue to stay here. Thanks for making our stay so great!!
Stayed: September 2018 Submitted: September 24, 2018
Thank you for the thoughtful review of our home away from home. We're glad you and your daughters had a great vacation; we look forward to your return and hope you will become one of our regular visitors.Bill Laird
A relaxing week!
My daughter and I stayed in this condo for a week. The condo was very comfortable, clean and convenient to everything in the area! We had a great time relaxing at the beach right outside the building! It has everything needed! Beds were comfortable and the view was spectacular! Everyone at the building was friendly and we felt very safe!
Stayed: June 2018 Submitted: June 18, 2018
Well said. That's exactly why it's our vacation home. We hope you will return for another great vacation.
Had a rainy start to our week, Alberto went through in Sunday and Monday but still enjoyed the great view. This is the most supplied condo we have stayed in and has everything you need. Beds are comfortable and if you need to clean while there all supplies are there. Our stay was wonderful. Loved walking on the beach and enjoyed the pool. Very nice walking to restaurants and shops
Stayed: May 2018 Submitted: June 03, 2018
Thank you for the kind words. Our place is well supplied because this is where we vacation and our children and grandchildren vacation here as well, so we do have all you need for a great stay at the beach. We hope you will return for another wonderful vacation with a relaxing view.
Estero beach club
We have rented from Mr. Laird the past 5 years. The location and view are fantastic. Mr. Laid is very kind and very easy to work with. He's been very open to our suggestions for upgrades as he did this year with the cable system. We love the condo and the people there. We are within walking distance to many stores and restaurants and enjoy our long walks on the beautiful beach. Can't wait to be back there in March!
Stayed: March 2018 Submitted: May 20, 2018
It is always a pleasure having you stay in our place and we are very happy to have you as one of our regular guests. And your suggestion are always welcomed; they have improved the place and we appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to review our condo.
The Best on the Beach
My sister and I spent two glorious weeks at Dr. Laird's condo in late April, early May 2018. We've been travelling to Florida for about 10 years and this is the best experience we've had so far. As the previous reviewer said, it isn't the fanciest condo in the complex, but it is by far the best supplied we've ever stayed in. From the ample kitchen supplies to the very comfortable beach chairs, you'll have everything you need for a fabulous vacation on the beach. The beds are comfortable, the living room and patio directly overlook the pool and the beach - what more could you ask for!The condo complex itself is impeccably maintained, staff are helpful and there are lots of welcoming, friendly repeat visitors who are happy to give you tips on where to go/what to do in the area or to answer any questions you have.I wholeheartedly recommend this property for a fun, relaxing beach vacation. We loved it so much we've already booked for next year.
Stayed: April 2018 Submitted: May 17, 2018
We are pleased you had such a great time at our home away from home. We try to have everything you will need at the beach, because we like to have everything our family needs at the beach; it's our favorite place to visit. Thank you for reviewing our apartment and the Estero Beach Club. We look forward to your return and you being one of our regular visitors.
ANOTHER WEEK IN THE “PARADISE” OF FT. MYRRS BEACH
I have read the description of this condo, the facilities of the Estero Beach Club, and the surrounding area written by Dr. Laird. I have reviewed the photos of the condo, pool, hot tub, outdoor grilling area, and the beach. We have stayed in this condo twice a year (May and October) for the past 5 years and I can personally guarantee that every word he wrote is the ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Every photo depicts things EXACTLY AS THEY WERE WHEN WE STAYED MAY 5-12, 2018. We have stayed in many other condos in the Ft. Myers Beach area before we found this one. Many were “fancier” and a whole lot more expensive. We feel this condo gives you the gives you “the best bang for your bucks”! If you are looking for a place that feels like a home, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! The place is clean, with a well stocked kitchen including a new microwave, new dishwasher, and new blinds. There are at least 12 plates, a ton of silverware and glasses, as well as several skillets, and pots and pans so you can cook anything. Dr. Laird did not mention that the chair in the living room is actually a recliner (not usually found in most rentals), great for getting your feet up after a long day. Dr. Laird always calls the day after you arrive to make sure everything is ok and that you are happy with conditions of the condo. He is very easy to work with, even posting his cell and home phone numbers on the refrigerator to contact him should a problem arise. I can guarantee he will call you back if for some reason he doesn’t answer immediately. The couch, love seat, and beds are really the most comfortable I have ever experienced in a rental. The beach, with its sugarlike sand, is the best I have ever visited. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND THIS CONDO!
Stayed: May 2018 Submitted: May 15, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice, comprehensive review of our place. This is our second home and our favorite place to visit, so it's well equipped and comfortable, and we are happy to share it with our regular visitors. We love having you vacation here and look forward to your return.Bill Laird
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