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The city's name originated as a tribute to Colonel Abraham Myers. Well-known for its shopping, golfing, and glorious sandy beaches. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, area of Florida including the Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Fort Myers Beach epitomizes the full Florida experience and is home to a population of approximately 7,000 people. Fort Myers Beach additionally has close access to Cape Coral, Sanibel & Captiva. It is important to note that the city of Fort Myers (city center) is approximately 15 miles from Fort Myers Beach (town), but is along the Caloosahatchee River, which provides great beaches, fishing, and a quaint, historic river district.
Cape Coral is great for those who love the water, with its many lakes, over 400 canals (more than Venice!), and location on the massive Caloosahatchee River. Perfect for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and experiencing the wildlife of Florida. Cape Coral is also home to the large and tropical 15-acre water park, Sun Splash Family Water Park, which is fantastic for families. Spend some more tranquil time down at the Cape Coral Yacht and Racquet Club, which has great views of the water with picnic benches and a pier, a small clean public beach, and a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Staying in Cape Coral can be a great alternative to the larger beaches in Fort Myers.
Sanibel is the larger and more southern of the two connected islands. Sanibel is acclaimed as having the best shelling beaches in North America. Along the white sandy beaches, over 400 different species of shells can be discovered, with conch shells being the most common. Approximately half of the island is occupied by the JN Darling (Ding) National Wildlife Refuge, one of Florida's most exquisite refuges, which provides a great destination for kayaking, canoeing, and walking or biking along the 100-acre trails. Sanibel is perfect for those who love to be outdoors, with its 15 miles of beaches and 22 miles of bike paths.
Captiva is the smaller of the two islands, giving it a serene ambiance. A truly get-away-from-it-all experience, the island is a great place to relax and enjoy the pristine blue waters, while only being a short drive away from all the activities on Sanibel. Captiva is slightly more upscale and expensive than Sanibel as a result of its smaller size. Both of these islands have excellent fishing and chartered boats.
Fort Myer's Beach and the Sanibel Island area is a beautiful place to visit, perfectly suited for outdoor living. Here’s a handy list of things to do when you visit the area to help you find out if it’s the perfect fit for your next vacation.
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Use the search filters on Florida Rental By Owners website to look for accommodations meeting your criteria. There are currently over 135 properties in the Fort Myer's Beach area listed for rent on Florida Rental By Owners (FlaRBO). There are 36 condos advertised out of 135 properties. A little over half of the properties listed have heated pools - 70 rentals which make this an ideal year-round destination. Many winter travelers are looking for long-term rental options, choosing the long term suitability filter renders 25 rental options for snowbirds. People loving traveling with their furry family members. In the Fort Myer's Beach area there are over 11 rentals where you can bring your pet along on holiday.
Currently, prices range from 75$ per night and $700 per week during the low season which typically runs from the end of August to the month of November. January is also considered a low season month. You can expect to pay the highest rates during the high-season running from February through to the first or second week of April where prices of larger homes can cost over $1,000 per night. The summer months, June and July are also favorite times for local travelers from the state of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to escape to the coast for cooler breezes and boating. There are 65 vacation rentals with docks available on Anna Maria Island.
There is an abundance of vacation rental dwelling types, the majority ranging from condos to private homes:
Florida Rental By Owners is full of a wide variety of vacation rentals in Fort Myers as well as Fort Myers Beach, Florida including condos, cottages, town-homes, duplexes, villas, holiday and private homes. Our 2018 property selection is filled with many properties in the area. We recommend selecting a property based on your needs such as proximity to beach areas, waterfront docks, parking, wheelchair accessible, nearby attractions, and whether or not the property is pet-friendly or boat-friendly.
Yes, if a beachfront cottage is right for you! Most cottages in the Fort Myers coastal areas such as Captiva, Sanibel, and the city of Fort Myer's Beach offer amazing beachfront views! Some include free beach gear and countless amenities such as pools, hot tubs, fitness rooms, and ping pong tables. If this is what you are looking for, then you should rent a beachfront cottage in the coastal areas of Fort Myer's, Florida.
Of course! Fort Myers and the surrounding area's accommodations include condos which often offer unique amenities and the perfect space rather than a cottage or large private home for example. House rentals are often great for family vacations, larger groups or those who prefer having an entire house and outdoor property to themselves.
Yes! We love our pets and we are sure you do too! FLARBO.com has many pet-friendly rentals in the area. You can use our search feature to narrow down our Fort Myers rental properties to just show those that are pet-friendly.
Yes, there are many homes and condos that rent monthly in the Fort Myers area. Specifically, Bonita Springs is a great location for snowbird renters that would be perfect for longer stay guests.
Located on Florida's south-west coast the average weather patterns in the Fort Myer's area are incredible year-round. Any time and month of the year are good times to visit Fort Myer's. Peak seasons follow the school year and holiday weeks with peaks from February to mid-April and the summer months of June and July are great times for the whole family to visit. Off-season from mid-August to the third week in November offers the least expensive and quietest times of the year to rent a property.
Looking at our average weather climate chart above. June, July, August and September are the warmest months in the Fort Myer's Beach area with average maximum temperatures of 92°F highs. Cooler temperatures prevail in the month of January, where minimum average temperatures at night average 54° lows. The wet season occurs in August. Most people travel to the Fort Myer's area for the beaches and the Gulf of Mexico temperatures range in the hottest months of May, June, July, August, September, and October between 81°F to a steamy 87°F
What is the crime rate of the cities around Fort Myer's, Florida?
According to area-vibes.com, crime rates in each city are the following:
Captiva Island - "The crime rate is 57% lower than the national average."
Sanibel Island - "The crime rate is 71% lower than the national average."
Matlacha - "The crime rate is 55% lower than the national average."
Pine Island - "There are 0 crimes for every 100,000 people and it is safer than 98% of U.S. cities."
Fort Myer's City - "The overall crime rate is 27% higher than in comparison to the Florida average."
Whether you live in the United States, Canada, Europe and beyond you are sure to find a final destination close by.
The Southwest Florida International airport is closest to Fort Myers Beach, approximately a 30-minute drive. The airport services most major airlines including Air Canada, airBerlin, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Spirit, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country, United, and West Jet. They additionally have multiple shuttles running from the airport to hotels including Best Western, Courtyard Marriott, Embassy Suites, Hampton, Hilton Garden, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, LaQuinta, Spring Hill & Travelodge. Furthermore, there is public transit, car rental, and taxis/limousines available to be arranged.
The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is smaller but includes a further 1-hour 45-minute drive to Fort Myers Beach. The airport is a destination for Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, Elite Airways, Jet Blue & United.
Once you reach your destination, there are taxi and limo services available. There is additionally a Fort Myers Beach Trolley, with single rides for the cheap cost of $0.50 ($0.25 for seniors). The trolley also offers all-day passes for $1.50 and 3-day passes for $3.00. This is a great alternative to driving, as parking can sometimes be limited and expensive.
Fort Myer's has an abundance of fantastic restaurants. There is a great selection of award-winning bistros and local seafood cuisine options. Some favorite restaurants include: