About the Property
REGISTRATION NO: 19-0282
FORT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA
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WELCOME TO ANCHORAGE in PARADISE, FORT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA, WHERE YOU'LL RECEIVE LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS AT A REASONABLE PRICE! QUIET LOCATION, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO OUR "TIMES SQUARE", BY CAR OR BY TROLLEY. AND IN SEASON, JANUARY THROUGH APRIL, THERE'S A FREE TRAM FROM THE LIBRARY, ABOUT 1/4 MILE AWAY, TO TIMES SQUARE AND BOWDITCH POINT, THE NORTH END OF THE ISLAND. THE REGULAR TROLLEY IS 35 CENTS FOR SENIORS; 75 CENTS FOR EVERYBODY ELSE. AND IT WILL ACCOMMODATE YOUR BICYCLE TOO!
EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, BEGINNING IN OCTOBER AND RUNNING THROUGH MAY, THERE IS A GREAT FARMER'S MARKET AT THE BEACH BAPTIST CHURCH, WHICH IS TWO BLOCKS NORTH FROM THE DUPLEX.
PLEASE CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY AND PRICES, AND COME ON DOWN!
ADD $100 FOR YOUR SECOND PET; YOUR FIRST PET IS FREE!!
COVID-19 AWARENESS: PLEASE, REST ASSURED THAT BETWEEN GUESTS WE PERFORM A THOROUGH CLEANING USING BLEACH PRODUCTS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT OUR PROPERTY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU. PLEASE, READ ON:
THE UNIT IS UPSTAIRS, AS MOST OF THE PROPERTIES ON THE BEACH ARE ELEVATED.
AS YOU READ ABOUT OUR LOVELY PROPERTY, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TABS ABOVE TO CHECK AVAILABILITY AND RATES. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT 11.5% TAXES ARE INCLUDED IN THE RATES LISTED; HOWEVER, THE $225 CLEANING FEE AND THE SECOND PET FEE WILL BE ADDED TO THE RATES.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE, MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER IS OUR OFF SEASON, RATES WITHIN THAT PERIOD ARE NEGOTIABLE; HOWEVER, SECOND PET AND CLEANING FEES, WILL STILL BE ASSESSED.
THE BEACH IS BEAUTIFUL! THE WATER IS THAT BEAUTIFUL AQUA-BLUE COLOR THAT WE ALL LOVE TO SEE! SO, COME ON DOWN...GET OUT OF YOUR LOCKDOWN AND ENJOY SOME BEAUTY AND WARMTH. PLEASE READ BELOW ABOUT OUR LOCATION AND SURROUNDING AREA:
WE'RE LOCATED MID-ISLAND AND 360 STEPS (1/4 block) FROM THE BEAUTIFUL, POWDERY-WHITE SANDS AND THE WARM WATERS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, ON A QUIET STREET WHERE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO RELAX ON THE SCREENED-IN LANAI. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR MEALS OUT THERE, PLAY CARDS, OR JUST DO SOME GOOD-'OL PORCH SITTIN'.
THERE ARE TWO KING-SIZE BEDS (THE GUEST BEDROOM COULD BE A MASTER ALSO. THE BATHROOM CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE BEDROOM.)
SMOKING PERMITTED OUTSIDE AND ON THE LANAI ONLY, PLEASE.
THIS PET FRIENDLY, TWO-BEDROOM, TWO-BATH, COMFORTABLY FURNISHED, SPACIOUS HOME OFFERS CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, DISHWASHER, MICROWAVE, RANGE/OVEN, KEURIG COFFEE MAKER, (WE ALSO HAVE A DRIP COFFEE MAKER THAT IS STORED IN THE PANTRY), BLENDER, CROCK POT, PROPANE and/or CHARCOAL GRILLS, WASHER AND DRYER IN UNIT, AND ALL LINENS ARE PROVIDED. YOU'LL HAVE ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME.
THE UNIT WILL COMFORTABLY SLEEP FOUR PEOPLE.
Registration Number: 19-0282
DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE BEACH AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY AND NIGHT; HOWEVER, THEY HAVE TO BE LEASHED. AND OF COURSE, WE HAVE TO PICK UP AFTER THEM, ON THE BEACH AND OFF THE BEACH.
BUT, ON DOWN ESTERO BLVD., TOWARD BONITA SPRINGS, PAST THE LOVERS KEY STATE PARK ENTRANCE, THERE IS A BEACH JUST FOR DOGS CALLED, YOU GUESSED IT, DOG BEACH! THERE, YOUR DOGS CAN RUN LEASH-FREE AND PLAY WITH OTHER DOGS, IN AND OUT OF THE WATER. SO BRING YOUR BEACH CHAIRS, BLANKETS, TOWELS, AN UMBRELLA, AND PLENTY OF FLUID FOR YOU AND YOUR BUDDY, AND YOU CAN HAVE A GREAT TIME AT DOG BEACH.
YOUR 4-LEGGED PAL WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT!
Why Kids Love It
WHAT KID DOESN'T LOVE THE BEACH AND PLAYING IN THE SAND AND IN THE WATER? NONE I'VE EVER MET! PLUS, WHEN YOU COME HERE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR BEST 4-LEGGED BUDDY (S) HOME. THEY CAN COME WITH YOU!
FORT MYERS BEACH IS A 7-MILE LONG, 1/2-MILE-WIDE ISLAND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. IT IS A UNIQUE ISLAND, AND THE DUPLEX IS CLOSE TO OUR TIMES SQUARE AREA WHERE YOU'LL FIND NUMEROUS RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, SOUVENIR STORES, CANDY STORES, AND EVEN PLACES TO TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME ICE CREAM. BUT IF YOU CHOOSE TO COOK IN, FEEL FREE: REMEMBER, YOU'RE ON VACATION. LET GO, RELAX, UNWIND…
ON THE ISLAND, YOU'LL FIND A FIRST-RUN MOVIE THEATER CALLED THE BEACH THEATER WHICH OFFERS FOOD, SOFT DRINKS, AND ADULT BEVERAGES. THERE'S A LIBRARY, FISHING PIERS, BICYCLE RENTALS, SCOOTER RENTALS, JET SKI RENTALS, BOAT RENTALS, AND PARASAILING. MINIATURE GOLF IS A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY, OFF-ISLAND.
YOU CAN TAKE THE KEY WEST EXPRESS FOR A SHORT JAUNT TO KEY WEST.
PUBLIX SUPERMARKET AND CVS PHARMACY ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON THE ISLAND. THERE’S ALSO A WALK-IN CLINIC (but we hope you won’t need that!), DOWN AT SANTINI PLAZA, TOWARD BONITA SPRINGS ABOUT 3 MILES FROM THE DUPLEX. SANTINI PLAZA ALSO OFFERS RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING.
FORT MYERS BEACH IS A GREAT VACATION SPOT. THERE'S LOTS TO DO WITH MANY GREAT RESTAURANTS TO CHOOSE FROM. WE'RE SURE YOU'LL HAVE A GREAT, RELAXING VACATION HERE!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
MOST EVERYTHING ON THE ISLAND OF FORT MYERS BEACH IS ACCESSIBLE BY WALKING.
Favorite Places To Eat
FRESH CATCH BISTRO
JUNKANOO ON THE BEACH
NERVOUS NELLIE'S ON THE BAY
MATANZA'S RESTAURANT ON THE BAY
YUCATAN BEACH STAND ON OLD SAN CARLOS BLVD.
SOUTH BEACH AT SANTINI PLAZA
THE SANDBAR AT SANTINI PLAZA (They offer free delivery)
DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLE** (Voted best restaurant in the NATION!)
DIXIE FISH CO.
SUNSET BEACH TROPICAL BEACH BAR
THE SALTY CRAB BAR AND GRILLE
ANYWHERE AT TIMES SQUARE
BECAUSE WE ARE ON AN ISLAND AND BOAST LOVELY WEATHER, THERE ARE A LOT OF OUTSIDE VENUES. THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN AND ENJOY A MEAL AND/OR SOME DRINKS, OUTSIDE... WITH THE BONUS OF BEAUTIFUL GULF VIEWS, BAY VIEWS, SUNSETS, AND PLENTY OF VITAMIN D!
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Apr 01 2022 - Nov 19 2022
Nov 20 2022 - Dec 03 2022
Dec 03 2022 - Dec 23 2022
Dec 24 2022 - Dec 31 2022
Jan 01 2023 - Mar 31 2023
Cleaning Fee: $225
Tax Rate: 11.5%
PLEASE NOTE: The 11.5% tax rate is INCLUDED in the rates quoted above. The $225 for cleaning WILL BE ADDED to the rates listed above.
However, during our slow period, May through September, I will run specials periodically. During this period, I will be open to negotiation. So, don't be afraid to ask.
Maximum guests - four (4) people.
Add $100 for your SECOND pet. Your first pet is FREE.
No aggressive breeds, please. You will be asked to vacate the property with no refund.
Guest agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Rental Manager and/or the owner of the Property against all loss, damage, expense, and penalty arising from any action of the Guest or visitors of the Guest which causes injury or death to any person or damage to any property. Guest is strongly encouraged to secure the appropriate travelers or vacation insurance and/or renter’s insurance.
We expect you to treat our home like your home. We appreciate your leaving the duplex in the same condition in which it was found. We understand that you cannot do a deep cleaning, but please be neat and considerate.
Check-in 3 p.m. or later and checkout 10 a.m. or earlier.
Last updated May 23, 2022
David & Jill Cofer
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: David and I are a friendly, retired couple who live right next door to the rental unit, on the other side of the duplex. Though we are near, we are not the kind of people who are "in your face." After you meet us, you'll realize we'd like to be your friends, and we have made many, many friends by renting the unit on a short-term basis. We also have had many people come back year after year, which we truly appreciate.
We understand you're on vacation and want to relax. Unless you need information or anything for the unit, we will not interfere with your vacation. We just ask you to be respectful and courteous, as anybody would.
Feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Why this property? Our property is located in a very convenient location; it's close to Times Square, but far enough that you're not in the congestion or noise.
Our beach access is 1/4 block away, right at the end of our street. So you do not need to use a Public Access to get to the beach.
We appreciate every guest who chooses our property. We realize there is a lot to choose from, and we thank you in advance for your interest.
Calendar last updated: May 23, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dogs allowed on the beach?
Yes, if they're leashed. A few miles south there's Dog Beach, where your dogs can run and play leash free, and there's a nice beach area for you to sit and watch and play too. Please remember to always provide water for our four-legged pals.
Is there a restaurant within walking distance?
Yes. There is Junkanoo on the Beach approximately 1/2 mile from the house. You can access Junkanoo from the street or the beach. It's a really funky, beachy atmosphere with great food. Next door, there's a white tablecloth restuarant called The Fresh Catch. It's excellent for any dinner, and special occasions. And remember, you're on the beach, so you don't have to get "that" dressed up. Casual is fine.
Do you have a pool?
Sorry, no. But the beach is only 1/4 block away, and there is a community pool about a half mile north on Estero Blvd. It's big enough to swim laps, too! They offer water aerobics three days a week at nine a.m.
luxury rental unit
My wife & I stayed here for 3 months (Jan-Mar 2022) and had a wonderful time. Jill & Dave are very conscientious and helpful. Their condo is extremely well furnished and a joy to stay in. Minutes to the white sand beach & close to the restaurants & bars. We would be very happy to stay there again.
Stayed: January 2022Submitted: April 19, 2022
Book it if you can
Thank you to the wonderful hosts. Friendly and informative without being intrusive Attentive and quick to respond to requests. Above and beyond the home style condo rental and so close to the beach. Great location, on the laid back end of the crazy fun ‘downtown’. A beachfront that’s not too busy this time of year. Don’t worry about kitchen amenities, has everything you will need. Very reasonable, clean, organized, comfortable and pretty. Would love to return some day.
Stayed: May 2021Submitted: June 06, 2021
From the moment my family and I stepped into this lovely duplex, we knew we found the perfect place! Jill & Dave greeted us, made sure we had all that we needed. They are a wonderful couple and it was a joy to call them friends when we departed. The pictures don't do justice in terms of size. We have a 17 yr old son and 14 yr old daughter and our dog. There was plenty of space for all. The first thing I noticed was how clean then entire house was. It felt great knowing I didn't have to worry about that - especially now. The location is perfect. Far enough away to not get caught up in the riff raff. The walk to the beach took about 1 minuet. The beach is clean and our dog loved every minute of it. We were in excellent proximity of all we wanted to do, jet skiing, dog beach, dining. The grocery store is very close as well. I would absolutely recommend friends and family to stay at Jill & Dave's. I know we will definitely be back. Perfect place for a relaxing, stress free stay in Ft. Myers.
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: January 04, 2021
Absolutely Fantastic Pet Friendly Home in Superb Location
David & Jill are such super host! It was a delight to meet them and stay in their home over our peaceful week. The area itself is just a relaxing easy going place. We found many shells, ate great food and really enjoyed the dog beach with Annie & Willow. The home itself, was very comfy and relaxing. The porch area was great to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings with the nice breeze blowing through. The bed was super comfy, which for me is a bonus. The kitchen was stocked with all your basic items that you would need. The beach itself is just steps away, just a great property and we will be back! Christy, thank you so much for walking Willow and Annie on the couple of days we were out for the day. Again, thank you David and Jill for sharing your amazing place. Until we see you again:). Chris, Karen, Annie & Willow
Stayed: November 2020Submitted: November 11, 2020
Wonderful beach house!
We had a wonderful time! Jill and David are the warmest, kindest and most thoughtful couple. They have turned that house into a beautiful escape on that wonderful island. We highly recommend it and will be coming back to stay with them for years to come!
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: September 14, 2020
Loved loved this place!!!
We were very happy with our stay!!! The owners are amazing!! Great location!! Safe!! Walk to the beach!! We enjoyed coffee on deck in rocking chairs every morning. I have to get one of those!! Thank you! We will be back!!
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 23, 2020
The perfect getaway!
My husband and I originally were planning a long weekend at one of the local hotels until my husband ran into Jill one day while working. She provided us her business card and we booked a week stay later that day. We extended our stay by another week and it was totally worth it! We enjoyed the beach mostly everyday and ate at many of the amazing restaurants near by. We rarely left Estero Island unless we took a 10 min drive to Walmart for groceries. We brought along our 8 month puppy who loved the attention of our neighbors and our two young children under 10. It was a pleasant and relaxing getaway and we are sad to go. Our experience with Jill and her husband was very refreshing. We pulled up to two smiling faces and got along as if they were life time friends. She offered my daughter art supplies to keep her entertained. I hope she seen the drawing my daughter left her. I hope to visit again and very grateful for their hospitality and their generous hearts. As far as the home, it has everything you need and more. It was clean from top to bottom and there were no issues. Thank you, Jill!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: August 08, 2020
Felt At Home
I and my family have stayed in this home twice and both times have enjoyed the good atmosphere and privacy. We definitely will return when we visit again. Jill and David, the owners, are very kind and helpful and always have made me and my family feel at home. The kitchen has all the updated appliances, the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and there is a washer and dryer in the unit which we are able to use at our descression. We truly look forward to coming back to Fort Myers and seeing our Florida family.
Stayed: June 2018Submitted: November 09, 2019
My family stays in this rental at least once a year, sometimes more, and we absolutely love it. The location is great and the owners are so sweet. We always have plenty of room and breakfast on the lanai is my favorite. Highly recommend this rental!!
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: November 05, 2019
Thanks so much, Brooke. We hope to see you down here more often, too!
We love this place!! I try to book it when my parents come to visit me for 1 month, and we all stay there. It has the best location, being in the middle of the island. It is close to the party area, to Publix, to the theater, to both ends of the island and almost on the beach. Also, Jill anf her husband are great hosts, very friendly and polite and accommodating. We love to cook (the kitchen is fully equipped) and to eat on the little balcony, especially in the morning when you can feel a nice breeze and watch people walking and the island come to life. It is an awesome place to stay and I am glad I found it!!
Stayed: November 2017Submitted: November 05, 2019
Yay! Got the entire review this time Alina! Thank you so so much. We can't wait to see you guys again in December. We're very much looking forward to seeing you, your hubby, your mum, and your dad, too!
A little “peace” of paradise...
We book with Jill & David each time we visit. Very friendly people! Love the spacious yet homey feel this rental provides. It is always clean. We love that the beach is just a short walk across the street, and the beach is never crowded at that area. We have found some beautiful shells along the beach. We love walking the beach to the pier. Rental location is on a peaceful, quiet street but is still within walking/biking distance to restaurants, shops, bars & Times Square. Gorgeous sunsets & we always look forward to our next stay! So much so, that we booked twice in 2019!
Stayed: October 2019Submitted: November 05, 2019
Thanks Stacy! What a great review. We love seeing you guys. Can't wait to see you next year, too!
If you love the island you'll love the location of this rental. It's mid island and just a short walk to a beautiful beach. The beach is uncrowded and pet friendly (on leash).Now to the rental. It is clean and spacious . The bedrooms each have a king sized bed, which is very comfortable with good quality bedding. The laundry is conveniently located in the apartment, so no carrying your clothes up and down stairs. The kitchen is well stocked with a wide assortment of pots, pans and dishes. My favorite is the screened in porch, it is large and inviting in any weather.Jill and Dave are always available to answer any questions or to lend a hand.Can't wait till March!
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: October 11, 2019
Perfect pet friendly home on the beach
We stayed at Jill's and David's for 3 years. We spent six weeks and it was wonderful. The house is very spacious and full of light. We have 2 dogs and they would spend all day on the huge lanai and people watch. Both bedrooms are very spacious with dressers and huge closets . The kitchen,which is open to the dining and living rooms, is well equipped for anything you may want to cook. There is also a grill for barbecuing. The beach is a 3 minute walk and very quiet. It is also dog friendly so you can take your dogs for long walks. I especially liked the early mornings.Being there was like being home-Everyone was like family! Due to medical issues, we no longer are able to go down, but 157 Anchorage will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Stayed: February 2017Submitted: October 09, 2019
Thank you so much, Elvira. We miss your and Andy's visits...and the dogs, too! Thanks again for a great review.
Spacious home away from home and dog friendly!
We have stayed at Dave and Jill's unit for 4 years and couldn't be happier! The rental is large, TV's, great kitchen with newer appliances, laundry appliances, master bedroom with king size bed and bathroom. The second bedroom provides a queen size bed and bathroom. A favorite place for my dog and more relaxation or reading is the spacious screened lanai. We love being able to walk to the sandy beach. Bikes are available also. The Wed Farmer's Market for fresh produce is only a few blocks. Most of all, Jill and Dave are next door to make you feel welcome and comfortable during your stay! You'll love the hospitality!!!
Stayed: January 2018Submitted: October 08, 2019
Thanks for the great review, Luree. Both bedrooms now offer king-size beds!We will miss you and Russ and sweet Mallie's visits. We hope to see you some time in the future, for sure.Thanks again for a great review.
Home away from home!
Home away from home! I have been coming here for years. My dog and I have enjoyed many hours on the screened lanai. The beach is close by for cool morning walks. It is on a quiet little side street, away from all the tourists. The kitchen is well equipped and open to the spacious living area. Looking forward to next year!
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: October 08, 2019
Home Away from Home
We’ve been staying at Jill’s place for several years now and every time we don’t want to leave. As soon as we arrive we feel like we’re home. Jill and David are great hosts and the house has everything you need for a wonderful relaxing vacation. You can’t beat the location. The beach is a short walk away and it’s on a quieter part of the island which we love. FMB has some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll find anywhere. The dogs love their daily walk on the beach! If you want to get in the middle of the action the pier and square are just a short drive or a bike ride away. Sanibel Island is also a short drive away as well. You will find a laid back, relaxing, pet and kid friendly stay at Jill and David’s place. It has become our home away from home. Best value in FMB!
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: July 20, 2019
The Steakley Family,Thank you so much for such a great review and your repeated stays with us. Not only do we consider ya'll friends, we consider you our extended family. Thanks so much.