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Sunshine State - Charming Florida Private HomeBook With Confidence! - Located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods, this charming 3bed/2bth house is safely surrounded by Cape Coral’s Shopping District - Restaurants, bars, grocery store & coffee shop within short driving distance -Private yard & parking -WIFI & CABLE TV -Washer & Dryer -1 mile to Veterans Memorial Parkway -2 miles to medical district -8 miles to Fort Meyers
Enjoy sunsets from the comfort of your couch!Come experience the forever summer warmth and beauty of Southwest Florida with its white sand beaches. Our studio condo is on the 5th floor of building 3 and overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy awesome view of sunsets and soft summer breeze. Our studio will sleep up to four people (2 adults and 2 children) with a king bed and queen sized sleeper couch.
Elegant island suiteOur recently remodeled suite is elegantly appointed with a King size bed cozy for two, on a quiet dead end street and just a few miles to both Sanibel island & Fort Myers beach. Conveniences: coffee,refrigerator ,microwave, flat screen TV with DirecTV , Wi-Fi , private parking, private bath ,separate entrance.
Perhaps the best testament to the charms of the Fort Myers area is the litany of boldfaced names who’ve been drawn to this pocket of Lee County in southwest Florida over the past 150 years, including Gilded Age industrialists, a famous artist, and even a pioneering aviator. The area extends down the Caloosahatchee River from the inland city of Fort Myers, past the manatee-filled canals of Cape Coral, and out to the Gulf of Mexico, where a chain of barrier islands boast miles of white-sand beaches and endless Florida sunshine. It’s the weather, of course, that ensures most itineraries are centered on the great outdoors: golfing, catching a spring training baseball game, spotting spoonbills while kayaking on Tarpon Bay, or paddling through nearly 200 miles of waterways on the Great Calusa Blueway.
To get to Fort Myers, you’ll fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), which is about 17 miles from downtown and is served by most major airlines. Alternatively, there’s the smaller Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), used by smaller regional carriers and located about 27 miles away. Depending on where you stay and how much exploring you want to do, you may be able to get away with skipping the rental car. If you plan to stick around Fort Myers Beach, it’s possible to get by with a combination of walking, biking, rideshare apps, and the Fort Myers Beach Trolley, which runs the length of the Estero Peninsula to Lovers Key State Park. But having a car certainly comes in handy if you want to get to attractions like the Everglades or Naples.
Take after Thomas Edison and visit Fort Myers in the winter. What’s not to love about a 74-degree Fahrenheit January day, after all, while the more northerly latitudes are being battered by rain, sleet, and snow? Spring and fall are pretty delightful, too, with temperatures in the 80s and water temperatures in the 70s. Summer brings vacationing crowds and hot, muggy days, with highs in the 90s and frequent rain — but also, bathtub-warm water that averages 87 degrees.
In 1885, Thomas Edison purchased 13 acres on the banks of the Caloosahatchee and later built his dream house there, dubbing it the Seminole Lodge. Thirty years later, he convinced Henry Ford to buy the place next door, so the two friends could winter in the sun together. Today, the estates are open to the public as museums; highlights include Edison’s restored research lab and a botanical garden.
Often overshadowed by the nearby beach towns, the city of Fort Myers is worth your attention. Its brick-lined streets are dotted with palm trees (those were Edison’s idea), and many of its buildings were made from wood reclaimed from the original fort that gave the city its name. This walkable zone is filled with shops, international restaurants, and historic buildings like the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center, housed in the former 1933 U.S. Post Office.
Be sure to squeeze in a day trip to these nearby island beach towns, located adjacent to one another. Sanibel is famous for its lighthouse and bonanza of seashells, while charming Captiva offers miles of beaches, scenic sunsets, and golf.