Fort Myers Beach is a popular beach town located on Estero Island, which is south of the city of Fort Myers. It seems kind of complicated, but to most people “Fort Myers Beach” means the whole island and “Fort Myers” is the city on the mainland. This South Florida vacation destination is extremely popular in the winter months as an escape from the cold northern areas of the US. There are an overwhelming number of Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals available, and hopefully this guide provides some insight into what you should be looking for in a rental.
Before we get started though there’s a few things about Fort Myers Beach to be aware of. FMB has been a popular vacation destination since the 70s. There was many condo complexes built in the 80s that haven’t had much renovation since they were built. It’s extremely important to read reviews carefully on the condo you are looking at because there many, many less than desirable properties in the area.
1BR Luxury Beachfront Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental
This elegant condo is located in the Estero Beach Club resort. This boutique condo complex is very small and private, not the typical high rise mega complexes that dominate Fort Myers Beach. We love the small private nature of this area, it feels like your own private beach right off your patio. The designer decorating in this luxury condo rental look like it could be right out of a Coastal Living magazine.
The location of this condo is perfect. You are close enough to be walking distance to a few restaurants but far enough away from the busy public beach accesses to not have any crowds. The reviews on this Fort Myers Beach vacation rental are a flawless 5.0/5.0. It can be extremely difficult to book during the winter busy season, but if you can find an opening, you will not be disappointed. Check Rates and Availability: 1BR Luxury Fort Myers Beach Condo VRBO Listing
4BR Fort Myers Beach House Rental with Private Pool
This beautiful rental house is located on the North end of the “Times Square” area of Fort Myers Beach. This area is full of restaurants, beach bars, and shops. Although this property is close to the action, it is located on a quiet canal with access to the ocean. The beautiful private pool and spa overlook the water and dock. This is one of the nicest pools in the area and is a great option when the ocean is too cold to swim. While this rental isn’t beachfront, you are a short walk from several public beach accesses.
This rental is significantly cheaper because it isn’t beach view, which is actually a great value if you don’t prioritize that aspect of your vacation. This is also a great rental if you plan on utilizing one of the many Fort Myers boat rental companies, or even bringing your own. Being located along the canal and having dock access means you can pull right up to this rental. Read some of the reviews on the VRBO listing below and you will see why renters rave about this property. Check Rates and Availability: 4BR Fort Myers Beach House Rental VRBO Listing
Value Pick: No Frills 1BR Fort Myers Beach Condo on the Sand
This is one of the best value rentals in Fort Myers Beach. It’s not over the top fancy, but it is immaculately maintained, and has absolutely perfect reviews. The views from this unit are unbeatable for the price of this rental. This condo is located in the same Estero Beach Club resort as our first rental, with the same top notch amenities and location.
There isn’t a better value in Fort Myers Beach than this condo rental. There are cheaper options, and even cheaper beachfront rentals than this one. But shopping for a Fort Myers Beach vacation rental based on price and price alone is a dangerous game. There are some really worn out rentals like we mentioned earlier in this guide. Pay really close attention to the reviews of any rental you are considering. You will see from the perfect reviews this unit is both a great value and an excellent rental. Check Rates and Availability: 1BR Value Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental VRBO Listing
Sea La Vie, a Stunning 2BR Beachfront Fort Myers Beach Vacation Rental
Sea La Vie is a beautiful luxury Fort Myers Beach resort condo rental. This unit is located in the exclusive Seaside Resort, about mid island on FMB. This location is a few miles from the busy north end of the island, and generally has some of the least busy beaches on Estero Island. Although you are away from the hustle and bustle of Times Square, the award winning Bayfront Bistro (https://bayfrontbistro.com/) is directly across the street, as well as a marina and Publix grocery store.
This condo is newly renovated with high end furnishings and stainless steel appliances. This condo complex is very small, giving a much more intimate and private feel than the mega resorts farther north on Fort Myers Beach. With over 70 perfect reviews, you can’t go wrong booking Sea La Vie. Check Rates and Availability: Sea La Vie, a Luxury 2BR Fort Myers Beach Condo VRBO Listing
Bliss, a 5BR Fort Myers Beach House Rental Steps from the Beach
Bliss is one of the crown jewels of Fort Myers Beach. This 5BR beachfront Fort Myers Beach house rental sleeps 10 comfortably. The house is positioned on the beach in a way that makes it feel private. The lot on this property is huge by beach standards. The house is marketed as feeling like a private resort and that’s truly what it feels like. The huge private pool is heated to 85 degrees in the winter making it the perfect temperature no matter the season.
The beachfront fire pit is a really unique amenity that is the perfect way to end a beach day around the fire. There are over 25 mature palm trees on the property, adding to the Caribbean resort feel of the house. The owner, Elizabeth, takes the utmost care in maintaining Bliss. And it shows, Bliss is the highest rated VRBO rental house on Fort Myers Beach. With over 200 five star reviews, Elizabeth has maintained and almost impossible 5.0 average review score. To say that is hard to do over that many reviews is an understatement. This is our favorite rental in FMB, and one of the best rentals in all of Southwest Florida. Check Rates and Availability: Bliss, a 5BR Beachfront Fort Myers Beach House Rental VRBO Listing