Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
About Angela Post
(Rental Manager of 'Southern Belle') We first came to Fort Myers Beach in 1998 and fell in love with the white sandy beach. We purchased this as our first condo on this trip, and have returned several times each year since. We purchased additional properties over time. We have since sold 'Southern Belle' and I am honored to be able to continue to manage it. I now spend winters on the beach, still enjoying the area and all it has to offer. 'Daisy' is my Service Dog and travels with me. She easily wins hearts!
Angela Post purchased this Condo in 1998
Why Angela Post chose
We like being able to arrive at our vacation desination without having the hassle of overseas travel. We enjoy the casual, relaxed atmosphere of this island. The promimity of the airport is important to us.
What makes this Condo unique
Easy walk to Lovers Key State Park Beach Close to public boat launch Town Water Park for children is wonderful! Very friendly, family oriented building
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Condo okay horrible beach
If you want to spend the week at the pool this property is okay. The only complaints I have on the condo is the balcony door is really hard to open & the ceiling fan does not go fast enough to provide any air circulation. Now on to the things that made this our worst vacation in Florida. We come to Florida for the ocean & the beach. While the complaints I have are out of the control of the condo owner, I want to make sure others realize what the beach is like. The beach is a very wide beach & quite a walk to the ocean. If it was nice sand I wouldn’t have a problem with the walk but when hide tide comes in, it makes the sand soggy & nasty to walk thru. The worst part of this trip was the nasty ocean water. It was so disgusting you couldn’t get in it. There was dead fish & seeweed all over the beach making it stink so bad you didn’t want to walk out to the water much less sit by it. We also tried to find clean water at Naples & Sanibel Island but the air was so bad from red tide we would start coughing as soon as we got out of the cat. We had to go all the way to Marco island to find clean air & water. I understand that this is beyond the control of the owner but want people to know what could happen if they come to this area as long as they keep releasing water from Lake Okeechobee. I wish the owner would have warned us as it was not an enjoyable week st this property & I’ll never try this area again.
I want to apologize that you did not have the best time on your vacation due to the red tide. We were entirely unaware of the situation until it reached it's peak the first week of August and it has never before reached such a crisis level. Typically it is some red tide which is annoying but certainly livable. I do wish you had notified me as I would have been happy to refund your money so you could have possibly moved to a different area of Florida. This is a state issue and we have been in touch with the appropriate people. We have been advised that they are working diligently to insure it does not happen again. The beach is now clear, and guests are back out on the beach and even in the water. It was a horrid situation, but short lived.
Hopefully you can give us another shot in the future.
Relaxing vacation, just what the doctor ordered!
What a wonderful week in paradise. This was our 3rd stay over the years and it did not disappoint. We love this end of the beach ... beautiful views, quiet atmosphere and some of the best shelling around the area (head out to the beach and take a right - away from the bridge).
We had a few minor issues on the first day and Samantha took care of everything, extremely responsive. She was a pleasure to work, start to finish.
Some of our recommendations... Heavenly Biscuit, never disappoints, Junkanoo is a great spot for a cool drink on the beach and Coconut Jacks was a great venue for our Anniversary dinner - spectacular views, friendly staff, good food and don't forget Sweet Melissa's for dessert, if you still have room!
Finally, we really enjoyed renting a Pontoon from Bonita Bay Boat rentals... $200 for 4 hours. We saw so many dolphins and even a manatee! We enjoyed a peaceful lunch on Lover's Key. We will do this again on our next visit.
In closing, the unit is in a perfect location, had everything needed to enjoy a relaxing stay and the owners are pleasureable to work with from beginning to end. We highly recommend!!
Tommy, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the great review :) We look forward to assisting you in the future!
Beautiful location and Condo
We stayed May 11 thru the 18th. I really liked our location Carlos Pointe Condos it was quite and not busy. We were on the way South end and loved the beach area you could walk for miles. We rented a car and had no problems with Parking or to get around. We traveled to Naples to the South and Sanibel /Captiva to the North with no problems. I would recommend this Condo. The entire rental process thru VRBO was very easy and working with Sam was great. She helped you thru the process along the way. Everything needed for our stay was in the condo....Store close by for what you may need.
Thank you Shelby!! You guys are awesome :)
Great place to stay
My family and I stayed for a week at this condo in July 2016. It was wonderful. The condo was very clean and was stocked with everything we needed. Having a washer and dryer in the kitchen was the best! We went home with all clean clothes. The location was great as well. Such a quite place right on the beach. My kids loved the pool. Alice was great to work with. Will definitely book this condo again!
My friend and I had an extremely happy vacation at this condo for 10 days at the beginning of June. The condo was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped with a new large washer and dryer which was very useful. We ate all our meals on the lanai overlooking the beach and ocean. Plenty of space at the pool for sunbathing. We were fascinated by all the bird nesting sites on the beach for snowy plovers, Wilson plovers and least terns. Wonderful to watch the tiny chicks running around the beach. We went for early morning walks by the ocean every day and always were lucky enough to see new birds such as roseate spoonbills, American oystercatchers, willets. Even mating horseshoe crabs in the water. It was like being inside our own private bird sanctuary. Wonderful variety of beautiful shells on the beach too.
Alice Bell is amazing!
I contacted Alice re: availability during the busiest week of the season. Although she didn't have space available herself, she reached out 2 days later to let me know of another unit in the same complex that she found from another agent! Alice went out of her way to help us even though we're not renting from her. She clearly cares! I can only imagine what she would do for those who do rent from her. Thanks to Alice we have a fantastic family Spring Break to look forward to!