Private Beach Bungalows on Island Off Florida Coast
When Beach'n Place owner Rhonda Wyatt first came to Fort Myers Beach on business in 1994, she decided she had found paradise. The town is set on the 6-mile-long Estero Island, located just off Florida's mainland on the gulf side. Because the strip of land is no wider than a block in most parts, the beach is never more than a short walk away. Thought Wyatt was instantly taken with the sunny locale, it wasn't until 2004 that she made her dream a reality by purchasing the Island Hideaway resort, which includes the fully renovated Beach'n Place bungalows.
Set just a five-minute walk from the shore, Beach'n Place is comprised of seven cozy cottages. Each one-bedroom unit features a full kitchen stocked with appliances, dishes, and utensils. You can venture to nearby restaurants for dinner or stay close to home and have a cookout at one of the courtyard's barbecue grills.
The beach package included with this Getaway supplies everything you'll need for a day on the sand—towels, chairs, an umbrella, a cooler, and all the necessary sandcastle zoning permits. With a two-hour bike rental for two, also included, you can circumnavigate the entire island and explore the area at your own pace.
Fort Myers Beach, FL: Barrier Island Town with Wide, Sandy Beaches
Two bridges connect Estero Island to Florida's mainland, but you may find yourself opting to stay put. One of the biggest draws at Fort Myers Beach is its wide, sandy coastline, which is fronted by a boardwalk with tourist shops and restaurants. A popular way to take in the scenery is to board a kayak and paddle your way through Estero Bay's inlets to glimpse mangroves and dolphins.
At the southern tip of the island, Lovers Key State Park was historically accessible only via boat, but today you can also get there by car or tram. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife in the region, home to West Indian manatees, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles.
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