My Condo in Paradise

Incredible views of the gulf and sunset from everywhere
Incredible views of the gulf and sunset from everywhere
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Incredible views of the gulf and sunset from everywhere

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 800 sq. ft.

My Ft Myers Beach Florida condo is directly on the Gulf of Mexico with a Top floor end corner breathtaking panoramic view of sunsets every evening. Very close to restaurants, shopping, groceries, and the best Florida has to offer from fishing to para-sailing. A high speed Key West Catamaran is five minutes away, and an island trolley stops in front to take you around. Churches and fishing pier are nearby also. RATED #1 CONDO ON FORT MYERS BEACH since 1999!

Go to the bottom of owner info section to view a NEW video of the condo and my personal website.

Completely furnished turn key apartment completely remodeled from front to back, just bring your clothes. Heated pool, four gas BBQ grills, shuffleboard and complete laundry facilities. The condo includes three ceiling fans, central Air Conditioning, screened patio right on the Gulf, walk-in master closet, two NEW Digital LCD TV's (50in. TV in the living room), 2 DVD's, Stereo/CD IPOD system, VIDEO Game system with 70 games, Cordless phone, all linens, and a fully-equipped newly remodled kitchen with Granite Counters. HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET and Bring your K Cups because I just added a Keurig Coffee maker, There is a 12 cup drip maker as well and grinder for your beans.

King size Tempurpedic style memory foam mattress in the master bedroom, 2 twins in the guest room.

Unique Benefits

Right on the beach, close to shopping and nothing is better than your favorite beverage and a comfortable chair as you watch the sun set over the gulf.

Why Kids Love It

No streets to cross and unlimited sand to play in. I have a box with beach toys and many more can be found downstairs under the building, and did you see that my condo has a game system with 70 build in video games?

Area Information

Centrally located Mid-Island directly on Fort Myers beach. Two blocks to the Publix supermarket and close to restaurants and bars. A beach trolley stops right in front of my building and runs the whole length of the island as well as off island to nearby shopping.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Turtle nests can be seen all along the beach seasonally and depending on the tidal changes. Lovers Key State Park is a 10 minute ride and Bunche beach preserve is 15 minute ride. Tennis and Pickleball close by on the island. Lee County public Library is a 15 minute walk or 3 minute ride.

Favorite Places To Eat

Yucatan, Smokin Oyster brewery, Beached Whale, Doc Fords. And DONT miss Love Boat Ice Cream. OMG

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Beach chairs
    • Beach view
    • Beachfront
    • Bed linens provided
    • Communal pool
    • Elevator
    • Free WiFi
    • Heated pool
    • Internet
    • Kid friendly
    • Kitchen
    • Lanai
    • Managed by property manager
    • No pets allowed
    • Ocean view
    • Oceanfront
    • Outdoor shower
    • Parking available
    • Towels provided
    • Waterfront
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD player
    • Freezer
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
  • Nearby Activities
    • Beach
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Ocean
      (onsite)
    • Bicycling
      (< 1 mile)
    • Boating
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (< 1 mile)
    • Jet Skiing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Parasailing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Sailing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Movie Theater
      (1 mile)
    • Playground
      (1 mile)
    • Racquetball
      (1 mile)
    • Tennis
      (1 mile)
    • Basketball Court
      (2 miles)
    • Bowling
      (3 miles)
    • Casino
      (3 miles)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (3 miles)
    • Miniature Golf
      (3 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (3 miles)
    • Golf
      (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Full Kitchen...dishes/cookware/utensils
dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, keurig
washer/dryer (complex), linens/towels/beach towels
air conditioning cable TV (50 inch and 40 inch), DVD (2), stereo, CD, Video Game system with 70 games, phone
screened lanai, gas BBQ, heated pool (cold months only), shuffleboard

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Apr 16 2022 - Aug 12 2022
$1,200 7 nights
Aug 13 2022 - Oct 28 2022
$950 7 nights
Oct 29 2022 - Dec 16 2022
$1,250 7 nights
Dec 17 2022 - Jan 27 2023
$1,600 7 nights
Jan 28 2023 - Apr 14 2023
$2,400 7 nights

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Fees:

Vacation Damage ins: $40
Cleaning, Linen & reserv: $225

Tax Rate: 11.5%

Notes:

All rates include up to 6 guests.
Sorry.... No pets permitted
No smoking inside the condo but smoking is permitted on the lanai

Vacation damage insurance ($40.00) can be waived if renter provided $300 refundable damage deposit

Availability

Last updated on May 23, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: SW Florida International - 21 miles
Nearest Bar: Junkanoo - 1 mile
Nearest Beach: What you came here for - 100 feet
Nearest Golf: Kelley Greens and Lexington Golf club - 6 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Junkanoo - 1 mile

Owner Info

Steve Most

Steve Most

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I purchased this condo in 1998 when I lived in Ft Lauderdale. It was an hour and a half away and we would spend weekends on the beach. This is my second home and I believe it is furnished and equipped to make your vacation everything you would expect.

I can't guarantee you perfect weather, but I do promise that my condo is everything it appears to be and then some.

I own 2 condos in this same complex and do so because of the owners have insisted on maintaining the upkeep so that Smugglers Cove has been continually voted beast on the beach since 1999

I currently reside in the country of Panama, so when I am not soaking up the sun myself, I offer my Luxury condo for rent on a weekly basis.

Steve purchased this Condo in 1997

Why this property? Front row sunset views and the sounds of the sea rolling up to shore makes my condo lend itself to an unforgettable vacation experience. This is my 6th floor condo, which is the top floor of the building. Elevator is steps away. My condo is not only on the top floor, but it is a North End corner unit with windows in both the living room and dining room. That means bright and cheerful with panoramic views of the gulf and sunset.

Speaks: English

Calendar last updated: May 23, 2022

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - My Condo in Paradise personal website
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Guestbook comments from the owner:

This condo far exceeded our expectations. It was everything the pictures and description said it was. This is truly a turn-key property and Steve thought of every detail. The kitchen had literally everything! It was comfortable, very clean, cozy, quiet and the perfect beach front location. Being on the sixth floor corner unit offered the best views and unforgettable sunsets from every room. It was steps away from the beach and close to a grocery store, drug store, shopping and wonderful restaurants. We felt safe and secure throughout our stay. We rode our bikes all over the island and when it was time to lock up our bikes we never had a problem. Parking, laundry, barbecue, shuffle board, beach chairs were all available whenever we wanted them. While we were planning our stay Steve was extremely accommodating and flexible and even gave us a summary of all his favorite local spots. He stayed in touch with us while we were planning our trip and checked in to make sure we were satisfied. Perfect condo, perfect host, so much in fact we've already booked for next year! Robert Timpano


Mar 2022

I suppose the best compliment I can give is that this was our second visit to Steve’s condo. The beach area outside of the building is as attractive as anywhere on the island, IMO. The mid-island location is away from downtown traffic, but not too far away from attractions. Publix and Bayfront Bistro (also recommended) are nearby, even walkable - we rented bikes and road most places, avoiding parking hassles. Steve’s place is well set up with kitchen utensils, including coffee gear, good frig with good ice maker to fill the Igloo cooler for the beach every day. From the lanai you have the best seat around to dolphin-watch. We had a great week!


Nov 2021

We were referred to Smugglers Cove by some friends, and we couldn't have been happier with our stay! We have two young boys and between the pool, beach view, and beach access, it was everything we wanted for this vacation. The lanai was our hangout of choice when not at the pool or beach, from sun up to sundown. The grounds were well-kept, pool is heated and the pool area was clean. Publix grocery is walking distance if you choose. Even with doors and windows shut, we fell asleep to the sound of waves crashing each night. Nothing beats the views (both front and back-if inside the condo or out on the lanai) and beach access offered by Smugglers Cove for the price. The shelling and sea creature searching on this beach is amazing! We will definitely be back!

Stayed: December 2019Submitted: January 09, 2020


Dec 2019

We had a wonderful time at this condo and loved loved loved the screened in balcony and it has a roll down metal shade that helped block out glaring light when you like sleeping in without a glaring morning sun awakening you. Fully stocked kitchen that we didnt need a thing to making meals.The new bathroom is breathtaking and told hubby we need a new bathroom just like that one at home as we are having a new one built ourselves. A high five star rating isnt really enough stars.


Dec 2019

John

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Do you provide beach chairs?

A:

Yes, there are 4 chairs for your use in the sand, and there should be an umbrella too.

Q:

Is there a cooler?

A:

Yes, I have an igloo cooler so you will not have to purchase a styro cooler

Q:

Are Beach / pool towels provided?

A:

Yes, all linens are provided

Q:

How far are you from the supermarket

A:

About 2 blocks to the Publix supermarket, and 10 minutes to a Wal Mart Supercenter just off the island.

Q:

Anything for the kids to do if it rains or at night?

A:

Absolutely, first off I have a nintendo video game system with 70 built in games, a DVD player with a small DVD library (you can bring your own DVD's, and if you have any Apple device, you can stream anything to my 50 in living room TV via Apple TV. So if you get netflix etc, and you can watch it on your phone, Ipad or Mac, it can play directly on my TV

Photos

  • Incredible views of the gulf and sunset from everywhere
    Incredible views of the gulf and sunset from everywhere
  • Queen sleeper Sofa, 50 Inch TV, Nintendo Game System, DVD Player and Apple TV
    Queen sleeper Sofa, 50 Inch TV, Nintendo Game System, DVD Player and Apple TV
  • Fully equiped Kitchen with granite counters and New Appliances
    Fully equiped Kitchen with granite counters and New Appliances
  • Kitchen and entry area. Tons of storage
    Kitchen and entry area. Tons of storage
  • King Tempurpedic styleMemory Foam Mattress in Master bedroom with en suite bath
    King Tempurpedic styleMemory Foam Mattress in Master bedroom with en suite bath
  • Listen to the waves from the master with views of sunset
    Listen to the waves from the master with views of sunset
  • Guest bedroom with twin beds
    Guest bedroom with twin beds
  • Screened lania right on the water
    Screened lania right on the water
  • My Condo in Paradise #1
  • Aerial view. My condo is in the right building, Top Left Condo in this photo
    Aerial view. My condo is in the right building, Top Left Condo in this photo
  • Only a few steps to the beach
    Only a few steps to the beach
  • Newly remodeled heated pool
    Newly remodeled heated pool
  • 2 of the 4 gas BBQ grills for your use
    2 of the 4 gas BBQ grills for your use
  • What its all about
    What its all about
  • BBQ chickee on the beach
    BBQ chickee on the beach
  • WOW
    WOW
  • Yes this really happened
    Yes this really happened

Reviews

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BEACHFRONT PARIDISE

Steve,s condo at smugglers cove on Fort Myers beach is nothing less then outstanding, open the door and everything you need to enjoy your stay just feet away from sugar sand covered beach, all you need is tanning lotion to enjoy your stay but theirs a good chance you'll find some in the condo..he obvious Steve take pride in his rental unit and insures all your needs are meet.

Stayed: Submitted: April 30, 2022

Owner response

Hi Ken and Anna. Thank you again for your visit and your wonderful review. I am glad I could help make your time in Ft Myers a vacation to remember. Steve

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Great Vacay!

Our condo at Smugglers Cove was in the best location. We had the privacy and quiet we were looking for and we were just a trolley ride away from attractions and events. It was great to have space and the beautiful Lanai to enjoy our morning coffee.

Stayed: Submitted: April 20, 2022

Owner response

Hi Michelle. Thank you for staying at my Fort myers beach Condo in Paradise and your 5 star review. I am glad that my condo provided you and your family with a getaway vacation to remember. Looking forward to your returning again soon. Steve

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Our home away from home, only better!

This condo far exceeded our expectations. It was everything the pictures and description said it was. This is truly a turn-key property and Steve thought of every detail. The kitchen had literally everything! It was comfortable, very clean, cozy, quiet and the perfect beach front location. Being on the sixth floor corner unit offered the best views and unforgetable sunsets from every room. It was steps away from the beach and close to a grocery store, drug store, shopping and wonderful restauants. We felt safe and secure throughout our stay. We rode our bikes all over the island and when it was time to lock up our bikes we never had a problem. Parking, laudry, barbaque, shuffle board, beach chairs were all avalable whenever we wanted them. While we were planning our stay Steve was extremely accomodating and flexible and even gave us a summary of all his favorite local spots. He stayed in touch with us while we were planning our trip and checked in to make sure we were satisfied. Perfect condo, perfect host, so much in fact we've already booked for next year!Robert Timpano

Stayed: Submitted: April 14, 2022

Owner response

Robert, thank you for your glowing review. I am so glad that I could make your Fort Myers beach vacation an everlasting memory. I look forward to your visiting again next year. Steve

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Absolutely perfect place to relax

Once again Steve delivers the perfect place to relax when in FMB. The 6th floor condo is beautifully decorated and clean. Views are perfection all day long from watching for the dolphins in the morning with a cup of coffee in hand to the gorgeous sunsets in the evening enjoyed with a glass of wine or your favorite evening drink. The condo complex is convenient to grocery shopping, restaurants, souvenir shopping and any other activities you want. The beach is just steps off the elevator and is a great place to search for shells. The pool is also just steps in the other direction and is very well maintained. Working with Kathy Nesbitt Vacations makes your stay simple and hassle free and the owner, Steve, goes out of his way to make sure your stay is just as you want it to be.

Stayed: Submitted: April 07, 2022

Owner response

Hi Mary Kay, Thank you for your glowing review. I am glad that the Dolphins made their morning visit as they often do. Morning coffee on the lanai, and afternoon happy hour, are my go to favorite part of vacationing on the beach. Looking forward to you and Donald visiting again soon. Steve

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Wonderful!

Our four week stay was wonderful !!! The condo was exactly as the website described it. The location is perfect near Publix and in a quieter part of the beach, but still close to any place you want to go. The view from the lanai is exceptional, watching the dolphins, boats, people, and sunsets. Easy access to the beach for walking and relaxing.The only draw back was not the fault of the condo itself, but from the management of Smugglers Cove. We had friends stopping by for 2 days on their way to Key West and could not get a parking permit for them. There are 99 parking spaces not counting handicap and employee parking and only 85 condos and some of the private condos where never used during our stay. I believe Smugglers Cove could have a better solution to this problem, especially since all of the condos are 2 bedrooms.However, I would recommend this unit and working with Steve as he was great to answer any question.

Stayed: Submitted: March 15, 2022

Owner response

Hi Doug, Thank you for staying in my condo and for your review. I know that the association was sold out all of March as it is high season and Spring Break. An additional pass can be requested in advance but once those extras spaces are accounted for, they are very strict about any additional guest parking. I have little doubt that the 14 extra spaces were already allocated. I apologize for inconvenience to you and your friends. Steve

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Excellent and will rebook in the future as is a great updated condo on 6th floor with awesome view and location.

Location is perfect. Just close enough to the shopping but far enough away to relax. Shuttles take you to shopping so no parking woes. Condo has everything you need or want and has been updated. Water view great and beds and furniture comfy. Condo building and laundry area always clean, This was a great choice for our family and even the kids commented how well they liked it (probably as Steve has video games for them). Thanks Steve for hosting

Stayed: Submitted: January 02, 2022

Owner response

Thank you Richard for your glowing review. I'm happy that the kids liked the video game system. Because they are used to the latest high tech, this system gives them a real challenge as they don't know the secrets. But we do..... I look forward to you returning again soon and with you and your family a happy new year. Steve

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Return customer

I suppose the best compliment I can give is that this was our second visit to Steve’s condo. The beach area outside of the building is as attractive as anywhere on the island, IMO. The mid-island location is away from downtown traffic, but not too far away from attractions. Publix and Bayfront Bistro (also recommended) are nearby, even walkable - we rented bikes and road most places, avoiding parking hassles. Steve’s place is well set up with kitchen utensils, including coffee gear, good frig with good ice maker to fill the Igloo cooler for the beach every day. From the lanai you have the best seat around to dolphin-watch. We had a great week!

Stayed: Submitted: November 16, 2021

Owner response

Hi Jon, Thank you for again vacationing with me at my condos in paradise. I am constantly striving to provide my guests with everything they expect from a 5 star vacation condo. I look forward to your visit again in the near future. Steve

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Ft Myers Beach Vacay

My wife and I took a week and stayed at Smuggler’s Cove condos for a bit of rest and relaxation. We always enjoy staying here with the comforts of home and luxury of being on the beach.Even though the weather didn’t cooperate, our stay was still a welcome change. The dolphins always put a smile on our faces as we enjoy breakfast on the balcony.Spending time on the beach listening to the waves as we are entertained by the variety of birds, was very relaxing.Our condo had comfortable furnishings and the kitchen felt like we were home. We ate the majority of our meals at the condo, which made our life easier due to my wife’s allergies. Publix, the local grocery store is right up the street, which makes shopping very convenient.We look forward to our next visit to Smugglers Cove.

Stayed: Submitted: November 07, 2021

Owner response

Hi Charles, I wish I could control the weather, but happy that everything else made up for that. I am glad that you felt that my home felt like your home. I look forward to you returning again next year. Steve

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Great Place

Very comfortable. Great view of the water from more than just the lanai door. Excellent beach. Grocery store and lots of great restaurants nearby. Within just a few minutes of Fort Myers (visit the Thomas Edison - Henry Ford winter estate/museum if you can). Also short drives to Naples or Sanibel Island and Captiva. Or just stay at the beach. You can't go wrong.

Stayed: Submitted: November 04, 2021

Owner response

Hi Rob, Thank you for your review. I am happy that my condo was all that you expected and then some. Hurry back next year. Thanks again, Steve

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Fantastic Condo

My husband and I were blown away at how wonderful the condo and views of the Gulf of Mexico. Just sitting on the balcony and watching the sunsets was truly mesmerizing. We definitely want to go back next year.

Stayed: Submitted: October 29, 2021

Owner response

Hi Cathi, Thank you for your glowing review of my condo in paradise. The spectacular sunsets and the sounds of the ocean were the reasons I purchased my condo. mI am happy that you were there to experience it all yourself and I look forward to your returning soon. Steve

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Great Condo right on the beach!

The condo was perfect, we went to the beach everyday and the grocery store was just 2 blocks away. Nothing more we could have asked for.

Stayed: Submitted: June 16, 2021

Owner response

Hi Ruth, I am glad my condo was everything you had wanted and then some. Hope to see you again soon. Steve

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Great beachfront condo

We have been renting from Smuggler's Cove for several years but this was our favorite rental so far. The furniture was stylish and comfortable.

Stayed: Submitted: May 09, 2021

Owner response

Hi Carol, Thank you for renting from me and I am very happy that of your many Smugglers rentals, that I led the pack . I strive to continually update my condos so that guests all have the vacation experience that they expect and then some. Looking forward to your returning again soon. Steve

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Wonderful beach setting!

The condo was clean and ready for us and the view spectacular. We loved the Lanie and spent much time ocean gazing. This was a Sister vacation after a emotional year and accomplished a much needed and relaxing vacation. Thank you, Kathi

Stayed: Submitted: May 05, 2021

Owner response

Hi Kathi, I am glad that you and your sisters could have the bonding respite vacation you all needed after a long year of seclusion. I am looking forward to seeing you all for your next sisters getaway. Steve

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What a wonderful 2week stay at a beachfront condo

Talk about a beachfront location !! Steve condo at smugglers cove is postcard perfect, I mean it's literally baby steps from a beautiful sugar sand beach, walk from the condo, put your beach chairs and umbrella down which are supplied by Steve condo and enjoy your day at the beach. The condo provides everything you a will need, talk about move in ready. The resort is very family friendly and everyone was very respectful of each other. At the end of the day you have a front row view of the most amazing sunsets either from the beach or from your beachfront deck in your condo. We are already booking our return trip back to Steve place.

Stayed: Submitted: April 24, 2021

Owner response

Hi Ken, WOW thank you so much for your glowing review. Glad I could provide you with my vacation condo that exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to your return next year. Steve

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Smugglers cove

The unit is beautiful. The location to the beach cannot be any nicer. The buildings sit close to the ocean. Not a far to put your feet in the water. I feel like I would rent anything from Steve. He is honest about his places and is a very hands owner.

Stayed: Submitted: February 16, 2021

Owner response

Hi Karla, Thank you again for vacationing at my Fort Myers Condo. It was my pleasure hosting you and your family. I strive to give each visitor everything they expect from a ocean front condo and then some. I am glad I lived up to your expectations. Come back soon. Steve

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Feb paradise

Thoroughly enjoyed are time there. Well maintained and clean. Beautiful views. Saw dolphins daily. Beautiful white beach

Stayed: Submitted: February 10, 2021

Owner response

Hi Julie, Thank you for renting from e and I hope that I can be of service to you and your family again soon. Steve

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Like he says - just bring clothes!

Great week at the beach! Top floor, corner unit with lots of natural light. We spent a lot of time on the Lanai when we weren't down at the beach - good vantage point for dolphin-watching. Since there does not seem to be public access to the beach too near the condo, the beach always had a quiet, private feel to it.The unit was well-equipped for our liking; as coffee lovers, the Keurig AND Mr Coffee and grinder allowed us to make great coffee in our room. The frig ran great and made plenty of ice for us to use the provided Playmate cooler when we went to the beach. We stocked up at Walmart before coming on the island, then simply walked to Publix for additional needs during the week. We eat out some, but between the well-equipped kitchen and the gas grills downstairs we had great meals on the lanai, too!Our interactions with owner Steve and the rental agency were pleasant and prompt - I would not hesitate to work with them again.

Stayed: Submitted: February 06, 2021

Owner response

Thank you for your glowing review Jon. I am glad that I can be proven to be of my word. My goal is that each vacationer has a stay to remember, and I am happy that I came through for you and your family. Looking forward to you returning to fort Myers beach and my Condo in Paradise. Steve

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Best Vacation Ever

Beautiful Condo overlooking the beach, Gulf, and with the most beautiful sunsets imaginable. Pool was perfectly heated. Location on island in excellent spot for convenience while avoiding the crowds and traffic on the North end. Grocery and restaurants in walking distance. Everything advertised was in the condo and everything worked. Condo location in building in top corner offered privacy and quiet. Temperature averaged 20 degrees warmer than our home in Ga. for early January. We have already booked for January 2022 and look forward to many more opportunities to return.

Stayed: Submitted: January 25, 2021

Owner response

Hi Mike, Thank you for your glowing review. I am glad that everything was five star and lived up to your expectations. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family for your warm weather get away. Looking forward to seeing you again next January. Steve

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Wonderful beach front condo! Incredible views!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the 6th Floor Corner Unit condo. The view and sounds of the ocean from the Lanai are incredible. We spent a lot of time out there. The condo was equipped with everything we needed for our vacation. The condo is nicely decorated and very comfortable. The complex has a very nice pool for those windy days. The beach is breathtaking. It is a decent walk to the Pier. I did it daily but we also rented bikes to get around the area. The Publix is an easy walk (or drive) for groceries. Steve was very helpful with suggestions on places to go and readily available to answer any questions. We had a wonderful week and highly recommend Steve's Condo In Paradise! Lynn

Stayed: Submitted: January 13, 2021

Owner response

Hi Lynn, it was a pleasure hosting you and your friends for your getaway vacation. I am glad that my fort Myers beach condo in paradise could provide the needed respite during this closed in time of COVID. I look forward to your next visit when life as we knew it returns. Once again, thank you for staying at my condo. Steve

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Perfect Paradise

We were highly impressed with our stay, and will definitely be coming back! Hands down the best location on the beach, and the best spot to watch the sunset! It was the perfect distance between stores and restaurants. The condo itself was absolutely gorgeous, very clean and key turn ready, love that we had beach chairs, coolers, etc to use! We have ZERO complaints! If you’re looking for a condo, look no further, this is an amazing price for such an amazing place, you won’t regret it! Can’t wait to come back next year!

Stayed: Submitted: January 07, 2021

Owner response

Hi Kevin, Thank you for your wonderful review. I truly appreciate your business and trust in me to provide you with a vacation to remember. I am very happy to hear that my home exceeded yours and your family's expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Steve

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Great place to stay!

This is the beach for mid-westeners! Everywhere we went - the people were so nice, it felt like home but much warmer. This condo was everything our family needed! Beautiful beachfront view. Stocked with what most would need, plus more. The building facility was well kept too. The pool was nice and warm.Location is 5 stars! Steps from the beach. Easy parking for a pickup. No nearby public parking so the beach was very quiet. Super close to Publix - an easy walk. Few miles from souvenir shops. Few more miles to mini golf. 20 minutes from Sanibel (we liked our beach more than Sanibel).Great for shells and sand dollars. We found tons!

Stayed: Submitted: December 26, 2020

Owner response

Hi Heidi, Thank you for spending your holidays at my condo in paradise. I am happy that I could be a small part of helping to recharge after a long 2020. Looking forward tom you and your family returning soon. Steve

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Room with a view

We enjoyed this end condo unit for all the windows and views. Had a couple issues, but they were readily taken care of...nice beach and grounds.we would use again.

Stayed: Submitted: December 04, 2020

Owner response

Hi Sylvia, Thank you for staying in my vacation condo. Glad we could get the little details corrected and that it didn't interrupt your stay. I hope when you next return to Fort Myers beach that you will think of me. Steve

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Fantastic!!

This condo had everything we needed! A beautiful view for watching the dolphins, boats and sunsets; the beach or pool steps from the condo; a comfortable bed; tons of floats and chairs; plus every convenience close by! The owner was very helpful and responsive to all calls and emails and the Smugglers Cove staff was very friendly. We had a wonderfully relaxing vacation and would definitely visit again!!

Stayed: Submitted: July 28, 2020

Owner response

Jenifer, Thank you for vacationing at my Condo in Paradise. I am glad I could exceed your expectations and provide a pleasant diversion during this difficult time in our history. Hoping to have you and your family visit again soon. Steve

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AMAZING!!

Beautiful views, condo very well furnished. Owner was easy to work with. Even with a pandemic going on, we all felt safe! Grocery and convenient stores were close, great location for families.

Stayed: Submitted: July 27, 2020

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Thank you Karen for spending your pandemic getaway at my condo in paradise. Glad you and your family enjoyed your time on the beach. Ready to welcome you back soon. Steve

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GREAT CONDO

Steve, condo in a perfect location for older couple or family just steps to the beach or pool , if I took a star away it was the front door opening opposite the screen was a pain , plus the closers could be a bit softer. but other than that I have already recommended to friends. porch , view was fantastic, great sunsets even thru a screen LOL . In addition everything you could need was in the condo including beach furniture. and the place was spotless someone does a good job prepping the unit. We are going to look for retirement locations between Ft, Meyers and Braeden so doubt if we make it back but if I was vacationing in Ft, Meyers this is my FIRST choice . and price was very competitive-

Stayed: Submitted: July 08, 2020

Owner response

Hi Jeff, Thank you for your screen door comment. We spoke about this after you left your review and I explained why the doors were installed that way. You agreed that the 4 stars was a mistake, but could not be changed. I. am glad that everything else was 5 stars and I look forward to you and your family returning in the future. Steve

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Awesome condo located directly on Fort Myers Beach!

We stayed at Steve's 6th floor condo located at Smugglers Cove directly on the gulf at Fort Myers Beach. The condo was very clean and well maintained with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, full kitchen and a beautiful screened in balcony with a spectacular view. The complex offers a great pool area with laundry services and convenient close parking. This was the perfect vacation destination - we will definitely stay here again in the future.Definitely a 10 out of 10!!

Stayed: Submitted: June 22, 2020

Owner response

Hi Mike, Thank you for staying in my condo. I realize that it was during a slow reopening of the beach during the Covid times, but I am glad I could bring some semblance of normalcy back for you and your family. Looking forward to your return in the future. Steve

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Spring Break

Steve was great, he was very communicative and helpful. The condo was clean and the location was great. We rented bikes and rode all week. We had two 16 yo boys myself and husband. We had a great time and would rent the condo again. The office staff were helpful, kind and welcoming. The condo is located nearly across the street from Publix and is very convenient. It was really perfect for our family.

Stayed: Submitted: June 15, 2020

Owner response

Hi Suzanne, I am glad that I could make you and your family's Spring break one to remember. Looking forward to your return and hopefully we will be beyond the days of Quarantine with everything back open again. Thanks again for renting from me. Steve

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Condo Review

Steve was great to work with. He is very quick to respond and address any questions. Condo was very clean and had everything that we needed. Beach felt very private and was not overly crowded. Enjoyed our stay here.

Stayed: Submitted: June 12, 2020

Owner response

Dana, Thank you for staying at my condo and for your great review. I am glad I could help bring some normalcy to this abnormal time in our lives. Hoping to se you and your family again soon. Steve

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Perfect beach vacation

We spent 2 much too short weeks at Steve’s condo. Everything about the condo was great - being able to fall asleep listening to the surf from the master bedroom, the beautiful views from the lanai, the convenience to the beach, the well maintained bedrooms and living room and kitchen, a heated pool - all of these things contributed to a wonderful experience. Steve is very responsive to any questions you may have and goes out of his way to assure your experience is excellent. We highly recommend.

Stayed: Submitted: March 03, 2020

Owner response

Hi Donald, Thank you for your wonderful review of my condo in Paradise. As you know pride myself in always being there for my renters. It is your vacation and I only get one chance to get it right. I am glad I could hit it out of the park for you and Marykay. I look forward to your return and I promise I will keep that ocean sound rolling in. Steve

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It is all you need...

My husband and I spent the month of January in this condo. We have stayed many places and I love oceanfront properties. When this is advertised "Oceanfront", you can believe it IS oceanfront! My gosh, the view from the 4th floor lanai is over the moon! The condo itself has all you will need. The grounds are beautiful. Chairs and loungers are provided for use in the grassy area between the condo and the beach. Tiki huts are provided for guest use and a large tiki hut with 3 gas grills is provided. The laundry facility was clean and easy to use - but bring a credit card! Quarters are not used. We also used the small library/gathering room a time or two. The staff were wonderful and the guests, many of whom come down regularly, were all friendly. Check out this rental. Steve, the owner, was available to us and got back with us in a reasonable time when we had a couple of questions. There is a notebook with all the information you will need about the condo and the area. There is some ongoing road construction which can slow things down, but, we were on island time and that did not bother us. The best review I can give is that we reserved this same rental for next year.

Stayed: Submitted: February 06, 2020

Owner response

Hi Helen, Thank you for your sterling review. Smugglers Cove prides itself as being the "Best on the beach" and it great to learn they did not disappoint. Looking forward to your return next year. Steve

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Winter Break 2020

Fort Meyers is a beautiful place to vacation in the winter months. The condo is very tastefully decorated with just enough beach decor and fully equipped to meet all of your needs. The owner was very helpful in getting an issue resolved quickly. He recommended an excellent ice cream shop with the best ice cream I’ve ever eaten. Great stay! Debra

Stayed: Submitted: January 16, 2020

Owner response

Hi Debra,Thank you for staying in my Condo in Paradise and I am glad I could provide a vacation experience that exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Steve

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I am the family hero for finding this condo.

Great location and amazing views. Right on the ocean. All the comforts of home in a teen friendly house. Within one day, everyone was chill and happy! I loved the amenities; close to civilization, but you completely forget it the minute you step onto the porch. Clean, well appointed, bright, open, and comfortable. Pool was great, and we even used the Bar-B-Que area one night. Did I mention the Ocean? Excellent rental. Would come back in a heartbeat.

Stayed: Submitted: January 11, 2020

Owner response

Hi Diane, Thank you for your wonderful review. I truly appreciate your business and trust in me to provide you with a vacation to remember. I am very happy to hear that my home exceeded yours and your family's expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Steve

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Perfect for Beach Lovers!

We were referred to Smugglers Cove by some friends, and we couldn't have been happier with our stay! We have two young boys and between the pool, beach view, and beach access, it was everything we wanted for this vacation. The lanai was our hangout of choice when not at the pool or beach, from sun up to sundown. The grounds were well-kept, pool is heated and the pool area was clean. Publix grocery is walking distance if you choose. Even with doors and windows shut, we fell asleep to the sound of waves crashing each night. Nothing beats the views (both front and back-if inside the condo or out on the lanai) and beach access offered by Smugglers Cove for the price. The shelling and sea creature searching on this beach is amazing! We will definitely be back!

Stayed: Submitted: January 09, 2020

Owner response

Hi April, Thank you for your fabulous review. I am glad I could help make your winter vacation an everlasting family memory. I look forward to your return to Smugglers Cove and hope I can once again exceed your expectations. Steve

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Condo aptly named for comfort and vacation ready!

We had a wonderful time at this condo and loved loved loved the screened in balcony and it has a roll down metal shade that helped block out glaring light when you like sleeping in without a glaring morning sun awakening you. Fully stocked kitchen that we didnt need a thing to making meals.The new bathroom is breathtaking and told hubby we need a new bathroom just like that one at home as we are having a new one built ourselves. A high five star rating isnt really enough stars.

Stayed: Submitted: January 03, 2020

Owner response

Thank you for spending your holiday at my home. I really appreciate your comments and hope that I can host you and your family again soon. Steve

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Paradise, Paradise!!!

Excellent condo. It was very clean and any minor issues we encountered were dealt with promptly. The view of the beach is spectacular. The surroundings are quiet and peaceful and the management were very friendly and helpful.

Stayed: Submitted: December 02, 2019

Owner response

Thank you for your review and I hope to host you and your family again in the future. Steve

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Paradiso-Paradiso

A bit of heaven on earth- great place to stay . Any concerns were quickly resolved. Clean facilities, excellent beach.Frienly staff.

Stayed: Submitted: December 01, 2019

Owner response

Thank you for staying at my Condo in Paradise. I am glad I could help make your vacation one to remember. Looking forward to you returning again soon. Steve

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Home away from home

Great place to stay in southwest Florida, has great view's and is well kept. We enjoyed our stay here in July, the beach was great on those sunny days which was all of them!! Close to everything we needed. The sunset's are awesome. we are looking forward to coming and staying here again as everything was easy to do.Thank you.

Stayed: Submitted: October 14, 2019

Owner response

Hi Tom, Thanks for your review and for making my condo you vacation home this summer. I am glad I could be a part of your travel plans and I hope you will visit again soon. Steve

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Fantastic Location

You’ll never find a better place in Ft Meyers. Comfortable, convenient & fairly priced. Everything we wanted to do was nearby or easily accessible. The dolphins were so interesting and frolicking with them made for a really fun day, We’d love to stay here again on our next trip to south Florida. We highly recommend Steve’s property. He was so easy to deal with & gave us great information on what do do.

Stayed: Submitted: October 11, 2019

Owner response

Warren, Thank you for staying at my condo. I am glad I could provide everything that I promised and I look forward to you returning in the future. Steve

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Most Definitely Returning For A Third Stay!

This condo makes me feel at home. It is cozy, well decorated, comfortable, and modern!! Upgraded flooring, kitchen and appliances, bathrooms and bedding!!!! Well kept, well maintained. I stayed here in 2018, then again recently in 2019 and impressed with the upgraded condo. A beautiful view of the beach which includes awesome sunrises and sunsets!!! I highly recommend this condo due to it's convenient location and a total quality stay!!You will not be disappointed!!!

Stayed: Submitted: September 26, 2019

Owner response

Thank your for staying at my condo again this year. I always work on upgrading my condos so that my guests expectations are met and hopefully exceeded. Hoping that I can continue providing you and your family with a vacation experience that keeps you coming back. Again thanks for staying and for the wonderful review. Steve

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Great Condo with Great Views!!!

Beautiful condo at a great price with a gorgeous ocean view from the bedroom and balcony! We even spotted dolphins a couple of days from the balcony. The condo was fully equipped to accommodate two couples with all of the amenities we needed for the week. Very beautifully decorated and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again!

Stayed: Submitted: September 26, 2019

Owner response

Jaime, Thank you for staying at my Condo in Paradise. I am glad that you and our family could spend time on the beach creating a everlasting memory. Looking forward to your return in the future. Steve

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hurricane heavan

My Condo in Paradise,Ft Myers Beach, is just what was advertised. nice unit, well kept. and quiet. the hurricane scared everyone off, it was like having a private beach. had a great week walking the beach, watching sunsets and just relaxing. Wouldn't hesitate to come back, the owner does a great job of communicating with you so you know what to expect and everything went just as he explained.

Stayed: Submitted: September 12, 2019

Owner response

Rex, Thank you for staying with me . I am glad I could help with your getaway and that the storm did a change of course. I look forward to you staying with me again soon. Steve

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