About this rental
Dolphin Cove is a small duplex cottage located directly across the street from the beach on the far north end of Fort Myers Beach near the Pink Shell Resort. This delightful 2 bedroom 1 bath unit encompasses the entire top floor of this duplex cottage and is situated on a picturesque inlet that we refer to as "Dolphin Cove" because of the many dolphins that visit this location. You will find it relaxing just sitting on the lanai, watching the many boats pass by as well as viewing a large variety of bird and marine life. Or, you may enjoy taking a relaxing Hot Tub under the Tiki after a exciting day at the beach.
Dolphin Cove can comfortably sleep 4 guests and features
- Fully equipped kitchen
- 1 King Bedroom & 1 Bedroom w/2 Twins
- 1 Full Bathroom with separate lock off shower and vanity areas
- Flat screen TV's in living room and both bedrooms
- Outdoor Lanai area with gas grill overlooking Estero Bay
-Tiki Hut with Hot Tub overlooking the Bay
- MAXIMUM 4 GUESTS
Then, as your day comes to an end head across the street to the beach and watch the setting sun over Sanibel Island. After that, fire up the gas grill, kick back and enjoy the island lifestyle in this wonderful property where all the comforts of home and more await you.
Call today to reserve your place in the sun on Fort Myers Beach!
- You are less than 150 steps to the beach
- The entire island at our location is only 250 steps wide
- Close to boat rentals, bike rentals, jet ski rentals, parasailing
restaurants, pubs, shops.
- Our unique location makes it easy to get off the beach even during
the busy months. Getting onto the island can take longer based on
the time of year.
- Trolly bus service is available year round and free tram service available
during the winter season
- Walking or easy biking distance to many popular Ft. Myers Beach north end
restaurants and bars.
- Dolphin cove is located about 4 blocks north of the Times Square area and
since we are located close to the fun you can keep your car parked and walk,
bike or take a trolley to a all the fun things the North end of the island has to
The 4 star Pink Shell Resort and Marina is a short walk up the street as is Bowditch Point Park. At the Pink Shell you can enjoy a beach side bar and restaurant which are available to the public. Power boat rentals are also available from the Pink Shell Resort. Just across the Skybridge is the Key West Express high speed catamaran which has daily cruises to Key West Florida.
Dolphin cove is located about 4 blocks north of the Times Square area and since we are located close to the fun you can keep your car parked and walk, bike or take a trolley to a all the fun things the North end of the island has to offer.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Beach front - 250 feet
Time Square entertainment district featuring eateries, shopping, pubs - 1/2 mile
Pink Shell Resort and Marina - 1/2 mile
Boat rentals, Paddleboards, Bicycle rentals, Water tours, Jet ski rentals, Parasailing - 1/2 mile
Favorite Places To Eat
Smokin Oyster Brewery (SOB's)
Dixie Fish House
Fresh Catch Bistro
Pink Shell Resort (pool side dining)
Yucatan Beach Stand
Snug Harbor Restaurant
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Aug 13 - Oct 07 2022
Oct 08 - Nov 18 2022
Nov 19 - Nov 25 2022
Nov 26 - Dec 16 2022
Dec 17 2022 - Jan 06 2023
Cleaning Fee: $170
Tax Rate: 11.5%
Last updated on September 09, 2022
Hosted by Mark & Sharon Himelick
Member since 2019
Year Purchased: 1999
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a pool?
We do not have a swimming pool but we have recently installed a Hot Tub under our Tiki Hut overlooking the water. It is a huge hit with the kids, and big
people too! Keep in mind, we are right across the street from the beach and just steps to the sand!
Do I need a car?
Most guests do rent a car and depending on how much you want to get out and explore the area it is generally recommended. There is alot to keep you busy within walking or bicycling distance and therefore some guests prefer to use Uber and biking as an alternative . There is a rental car company located approximately 2 miles from the property if you don't initially have a car and opt to rent one later .
What airport do I fly into?
Air service to Fort Myers/Fort Myers Beach, Naples and Punta Gorda are served by 2 Airports. Southwest International Airport (RSW) has all of the major
carriers and is and approximate 30-40 minute drive. Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda (PGD) is served by Allegiant Airlines and is a 1 hour drive
to/from Fort Myers Beach..
Can I use the boat dock on the property?
The dock is for the use of our guests only and permission from the owner is required before before using it
for any marine activities.
Can I rent for longer than 1 week?
Yes, we rent by the month as well and we will generally discount the weekly rate during the year, excluding February & March .
What are the times for Check in and Check out?
Check in is 4:00pm on arrival day and Check out is 10:00am on departure day.
An Amazing Family Vacation
We are a family of four, who spent the holidays at the Dolphin Cove. We came back home with one of the best vacation memories in our lives. Location is great: 1 minute walking to the beach and a private bay, where dolphins came every day to play and enjoy our staying. Swimming in the ocean, walking on the beach looking for shells, recreational activities (water jets, parasailing, paddling) are all close to the cottage. We came back at the end of the day and relaxed with a dinner on our balcony watching the dolphins and finished the day with a bath in the private hot tub on the site. We were all impressed with the location, great amenities, wildlife around, but the greatest feedback goes to our hosts, Mark and Sharon. They went above and beyond to make our staying exceptional. They deserve a 10+. Thank you for everything you did for us. We will certainly come back. Silviu & Family
Stayed: December 2021Submitted: January 11, 2022
Perfect private beach cottage - watch dolphins swim and play right in front!
Most accommodating and welcoming hosts - Mark and Sharon are absolutely lovely. Very personable and attentive without being intrusive - perfect hosts!! Great communication and organization for this little gem of a cottage. This property is literally across the street from the beautiful Ft. Meyers Beach; and has a small cove right in front where we often saw dolphins swim. It also has a tiki hut with hottub for your own use. We can't wait to go back and enjoy this little piece of heaven once again! Thank you so much Mark and Sharon! Jamie and Mario
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: June 14, 2021
This condo is in a great quiet and private location on the North end of the beach. The condo is beautiful, clean and has everything you need. The best part is the private drive, dock and hot tub. The dolphins stay in the bay near the condo and you have your own private dolphin show everyday. The owners, Mark and Sharon couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. If, you looking for a private home away from home this is your place!!
Stayed: March 2021Submitted: April 04, 2021
Perfect spot to relax, and have fun.
Location is perfect. Condo is a few steps from the beach on the inland side. Dolphins swim right up to the dock to welcome you. Mark and Sharon are the perfect host. Close to restaurants and shopping.
Stayed: March 2021Submitted: April 04, 2021
We have stayed at Dolphin Cove many times. There is not a nicer place around to be. Just sitting on your lanai and watching Dolphins is enough for me. The beautiful beach directly across the street is amazing. The place has everything you could possibly need.and the best part for me are the owners Sharon and Mark. Such fun, kind people. You will love it there.
Stayed: January 2021Submitted: February 09, 2021
Best hideaway in Fort Myers!
You can stop looking for your favorite place...I know we have and will be returning many times over! The view of the canal while sitting on the deck in the Adirondack chairs is perfect. The dolphins (& their babies) came by several times each day... sometimes just a foot from the dock where we were sitting! (Were told this is normal and sometimes manatees too) The accommodations are even better than the pictures! You will want for nothing! It’s beautiful! The short walk across the street to the beach (with the provided Tommy Bahamas chairs/umbrella and towels)made for a perfect day. 5 minute walk to the square for restaurants and shopping. Very private sitting on upper deck also! The only thing that makes this even better, are the owners! They are wonderful. Planning our next trip back already!
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: July 03, 2020
Thank you for such a nice review of our property. It is very flattering to hear your comments and it makes us happy to know that you all had a great time. It was a pleasure having you as a guest and we very much look forward to seeing you back at the beach. Thank you again!
Dolphin Cove is the best!
My husband and I stayed at Dolphin Cove for two weeks and absolutely loved it. The unit was wonderful! It was cozy, well decorated and exceptionally clean. The Himelick’s were terrific hosts. We didn’t feel like renters—we felt like friends! And it is aptly named because everyday of our stay we could sit on the dock and have dolphins swimming in the cove no more than three feet from us. Pelicans did their fishing there, too! The location is quiet and peaceful but is close enough to Times Square and the north bridge off the island. Of all the places I have rented for vacations, this was my favorite!
Stayed: February 2020Submitted: June 15, 2020
Thank you for the kind words Sarah. We are happy to know that you had a nice stay at Dolphin Cove and we very much appreciate the kudos. We go out of our way to make sure our guests are comfortable and it starts with having an exceptionally clean property ready and waiting for our guests when they arrive. The dolphin activity in our cove is always a hit with our guests and never disappoints. We have already added you to our long list of guests that we now call friends! Best to you, Mark
Hosted by Mark & Sharon Himelick