Monday, October 23, 2017

Fall Fun on Fort Myers Beach


This is the time of year we begin to welcome back all of our snowbird friends. Here are some great fall events coming up.  Join in the fun.

Friday, October 27th

MEMORY IMPROVEMENT
10:30am, Beach Library. Join Reference Librarian, Cletus, for some helpful tips on how to remember
things that you frequently forget. Pre-register. 239-765-8162.

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.

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FALL FESTIVAL
6-9pm, Lakes Park


Saturday, October 28th
JEWELRY MAKING CALUSA STYLE
10am, Mound House. The Calusa used natural materials for many things like clothing, jewelry and rope. Learn how to create your own beautiful shell bracelet by sung the same methods as the Calusa Indians. Program suited to families and children ages 6 and older.

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with Riverside.
 
LIVE – VICTOR WAINWRIGHT
7pm, Center for the Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Wear your dancing shoes when you come to listen to this 2016 Blues Music Award Winner for BB King Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year and 3-time Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the year. Call 239-495-8989 or visit artcenterbonita.org for ticket info.
 
FALL FESTIVAL
10am-9pm, Lakes Park

Sunday, October 29th

FALL FESTIVAL
10am-9pm, Lakes Park


FEATURED PROPERTY LISTINGS on Fort Myers Beach

$599,000
 
BEST VALUE ON FORT MYERS BEACH! At nearly 2000 square feet, this classic, old Florida feel home has 3 bedrooms 2 baths and is situated mid island on a direct access canal. Located 4 houses from Estero blvd makes it a very short stroll to one of the finest beaches in the world. Madera is just 2 blocks to Publix Supermarket, Snook Bight Marina and Bayfront Bistro for your dining delight. Aside from being a unique and charming property offering easy living surroundings the accommodations include an eat-in kitchen, spacious living room with large dining room. There is a separate family room with a separated office just inside from the palatial lanai. New ceramic tile throughout most of the house, incredible master suite with large walk-in-closet and hurricane shutters around every opening. Wide open water views from the back and the front of the house. This ground-level CBS home has a split floor plan with a 2 car garage that boasts lots of storage space. This home has terrific potential for remodel using the existing configuration or new construction.  



$550,000
 This canal home is only one lot back from Estero Bay, so relax on the screened-in porch and enjoy the canal and Bay views. If you like a sunny southeast exposure, then this is the property for you. This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath elevated home. The laminated flooring in the kitchen and living areas, along with the sunlight coming in from the mostly-glass northeast side of the home makes this area bright and sunny. One of the bedrooms has an attached bath. On the ground level, there's an attached carport (or covered party area!) as well as an outside shower, laundry room and storage/workshop room. There is an existing seawall. Located just slightly south of mid-island, this property is in a great location for boating as well as either heading south to Bonita Springs and Naples, or heading to the north end of Times Square or Fort Myers or Sanibel. The possibilities for this property are limited only by your imagination. Listing price supported by current appraisal, available upon request.       
 
 
 
Phillip Babcock

Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Featured Property Listings Edition


Are you or someone you know searching for the perfect Fort Myers Beach home?  Check out some of these featured property listings that are currently available.  Find your new dream home or future property investment.



WATERFRONT
270 Estrellita Drive
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931
$1,650,000
 

















This Bay home has it all, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, with den/office. Best Bay location on the Island, tall ceilings, special private sand beach, 2 boat docks. This home has been completely remodeled in the past 5 years, new roof, new impact windows, doors, 2 AC, sea wall, whole house generator, pool, pool cage, both docks and lifts, and outdoor kitchen. Great indoor Stainless kitchen with wine and beverage coolers in Butler Pantry. Lower your boat into the bay 3 minutes to the Big Carlos Pass bridge, (draw bridge if needed) and on to the Gulf. The views are outstanding. Located at the South End of Fort Myers Beach, quick on/off Island to Bonita and Naples. 



WATERFRONT
8402 Estero Blvd. #304 
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931
$465,000


















Beautiful Gulf front Unit at Islands End Fort Myers Beach. Panoramic Views of the Gulf of Mexico Lovers key State park and the white sand beaches. Lots of windows for views everywhere and cross breezes. Owners state new A/C 2/15, Cornerstone Kitchen and appliances 2/13, new Lanai screen 1/15, new impact windows guest bedroom and kitchen 2/13. *** Please be sure to watch Virtual Tour.** Island's End amenities include 2 community pools, hot tub, tennis courts, BBQ grills and a kayak launching spot. Sold basically Turn Key. Sit on the lanai and watch the sunset. This is true paradise!  




WATERFRONT
7400 Estero Blvd. #608




















WATERFRONT
7500 Estero Blvd. #506
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931
$475,000
 

















Fort Myers Beach DIRECT GULF FRONT TURNKEY condo at the rarely available Riviera Club. A beautifully maintained beach front building with recently updated pavered parking, resort style Heated pool/spa and poolside community cabana room. Beachside master bedroom so you can go to sleep with the sound of the waves caressing the shoreline. Crown molding, storm shutters, in residence washer and dryer, soaking tub/shower combo in master plus His & Hers closets. Your purchase comes with a 1-year Home Protection Plan. What are you waiting for? Get packing, the Beach is waiting for you!  






Phillip Babcock

Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Fort Myers Beach Local News, Events and Featured Property Listings

TOP LOCAL NEWS

Fire Board Adds Protection to Stations
FMB CERT to Disband
During their workshop meeting on Tuesday morning, the Board of Commissioners of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District approved the purchase of two additional vehicle exhaust systems for Stations 32 and 33 and the release of emergency funds to meet district costs related to Hurricane Irma. Fire Chief Matt Love requested the release of funds to cover the district’s hurricane response. The district will apply for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), but payment is not expected to be made quickly. The board approved the request unanimously.  FULL STORY

Council Divided on Several Issues
Split Decisions
The Town Council of Fort Myers Beach met on Monday, October 2, producing several divided votes. Vice Mayor Tracey Gore called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m., with Mayor Dennis Boback joining at 9:15 a.m. Under the 1st Reading and Public Hearing for the Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in the Town, Council took the unusual step to forward the Ordinance to a 2nd Reading & Hearing on December 4, while sending it to the Local Planning Agency (LPA) for their review on Tuesday, November 14. The final vote was 3 to 1, as Mayor Boback had not yet present at the meeting. Council member Bruce Butcher, who seemed hesitant to support the measure in earlier discussions, voted No.  FULL STORY



FUN EVENTS

Friday, October 13th

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.

FALL FESTIVAL
6-9pm, Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers. Held daily Oct 13-29, the Lakes Park Halloween and Fall Festival features fun rides, games, pumpkins, food and the famous and spooky Halloween Express Train Ride that runs through Halloween Village. Hayrides, inflatables and a scarecrow contest too. Entry is free with cost of activities from $2- $14.Fee for parking. Open 6-9pm MO-FR and 10am-9pm SA & SU.

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Saturday, October 14th 

CONVERSATION CAFÉ
8:30am, Newton Beach Park. Join Environmental Educator Dexter Norris at Newton Beach Park for a fun walking tour/lecture about Fort Myers Beach and the natural environment. Breakfast provided. Reservations required. 239-765-0865. $15/person.

COMMUNITY SPAGHETTI DINNER
5-7pm, Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church. Chapel resumes its Spaghetti Dinners on the 2nd Saturday of each month. All are invited. Menu: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Spicy Sausage and Peppers & Onions, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, coffee & cold drinks. Tickets $10/adult; $5 kids 10 and under; $5 Public Safety personnel in uniform or with ID.
 
SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with Remedy.
 
FALL FESTIVAL
10am-9pm, Lakes Park.

Sunday, October 15th

FALL FESTIVAL
10am-9pm, Lakes Park. 


FEATURED PROPERTIES

7300 Estero Blvd. #608 
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931
WATERFRONT
$232,000

Great Investment and Vacation Condo right on the Gulf of Mexico - Great Rental Potential - Estero Beach and Tennis Club is located on the Gulf side of Estero Blvd. ALL Impact Windows with Turtle Glass. A/C Heater unit was recently replaced and hot water tank was replaced last winter in 2016. High floor views of Gulf of Mexico from the living room, bedroom and lanai. Pool, walking path, and tennis courts. Steps to the white sandy beach, shopping, ice cream, dining, dancing, entertainment and marina. Just in time to secure your slice of paradise in the sunshine state. WEEKLY RENTALS ALLOWED AND PET FRIENDLY TOO. 



50 Doubloon Way
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931
WATERFRONT
$179,900

Don't miss the chance to own this perfect spot located on a picturesque Hurricane Bay canal! Catch fish from the dock, visit with the tropical birds and watch the dolphins and manatees. Hurricane Bay is on the 190-mile Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. Launch your kayak and meander through the Gulf coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County. And what a great vacation spot, located just off the north end of Fort Myers Beach off of Main Street at the base of Matanzas Pass Bridge! Walk to numerous restaurants and bars. Check out the shrimp fleet. Walk to the Key West Ferry. Ride your bike or walk across the bridge (or catch the convenient trolley) and be at the beach or Times Square in just moments. With its big, blue canal views, the bright and airy Florida room in this 2BR home really extends the living space. The homeowners updated the flooring, kitchen cabinets and plumbing. A stacked washer/dryer makes a quick job of laundry. A carport and parking pad make parking a snap. This active community has amenities that include a pool, clubhouse, boat ramp and an RV/boat parking area. Don't miss this opportunity to own your piece of our tropical paradise! 
 
 
 
 
 
Phillip Babcock

Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  


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Monday, October 2, 2017

Life on Fort Myers Beach


Latest Local NEWS

Town Hall Meeting says “Whoa!” to Short Term Rental Changes
The message sent by the majority of nearly 20 speakers from a full house Wednesday night at a Short-Term Rental Town Hall meeting was that they don’t want any more regulations, don’t think the Town needs any more regulations and want the whole process slowed down. The meeting which was not broadcast or live-streamed, but was recorded, according to Town Clerk Michelle Mayher, was held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. While an hour and half had been reserved for the meeting, it wrapped up in just over an hour.  FULL STORY

 
Split Council Approves 2017-18 Budget
For the umpteenth time, fireworks over community fireworks plagued the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council, leading to a divided vote to approve the 2017-18 Budget at its Thursday, September 21, meeting at 6:30 p.m. In addition to fireworks, Council debated an apparently mistaken annual payment to the State of Florida, leading them to instruct Town Attorneys to obtain a legal ruling. Prior to their budgetary discussion, Council commended the Fort Myers Beach community for its Hurricane Irma response, particularly how citizens assisted one-another in the emergency. Council member Joanne Shamp first, then Vice Mayor Tracey Gore spoke with tears of appreciation in their voices, before Council Member Anita Cereceda mentioned several people that had helped the community, in particular Joe Orlandini, “or as he is often referred to around Town Hall, ‘The Devil Incarnate!’” “I watched this Town staff do an extraordinary job in getting everything done, then cleanup afterwards,” said Mayor Dennis Boback. “We all owe you a debt of gratitude.”   


Fun ISLAND Events


Friday, October 6th
SUNSET CELEBRATION 5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with West of Galway.
 
Saturday, October 7th

MORNING MEANDER
8:00am, Lakes Regional Park. 7330 Gladiolus Blvd, Fort Myers. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced Bird Patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Free with paid parking. Meet at Shelter A7. 239-533-7580.
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CALUSA INDIAN POTTERY
10am, Mound House. Explore the ceramics of SWFL and the Calusa Indians with this hands on program. Participants will make and decorate their won piece of clay pottery while learning methods and materials the Calusa and other indigenous people used to make their ceramics. Sneak a peek at artifacts not currently on public display and learn how archeologists study pottery to understand cultures of the past. Also offered Oct 25.

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun wit West of Galway.
 
IMPROV CAFÉ
5pm, Center for the Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Make Saturday afternoon the best time of the week when you bring the family out to the “Improv Café” and watch young improv artists amaze you with their wit and comedy.

IMPROV TONIGHT
8pm, Center for Performing Arts- Moe Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Every show is different. See some of SWFL best improvisational comedy with musical improv, games and scenes that include audience suggestions. $15/person. Snacks and beverages available. 239-495-8989. Artcenterbonita.org



FEATURED Properties


$349,900
ALL TILE FLOORS. TOP FLOOR Fort Myers Beach gulf view unit located steps to the white sandy beach with CARPORT #608! Multiple gulf views from your top floor balcony, galley kitchen window, and front entry. Two bedrooms and two Full Baths split bedroom floor plan gives you double master suites. This beach side condo comes turnkey furnished with new hot water heater and newer windows. Approved washer and dryers are allowed to be put in unit with prior Association approval. Also comes with a 1-year home protection plan. This beach condo is all about the view and location!  


330 Bayland Road 







Phillip Babcock

Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  


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Monday, September 25, 2017

Island News, Events and Available Property Listings on Fort Myers Beach


TOP ISLAND NEWS STORIES

Vehicle Registration Holds for Unpaid Parking Tickets
The Town of Fort Myers Beach is now implementing registration holds on anyone with three (3) outstanding parking violations or one (1) outstanding handicap violation. The process for anyone who has received a parking ticket is described below.
  1. A parking violation is issued and must be paid within 3 business days; after 4 to 10 business days, there is an increase in the fine; and after 10 business days a final increase in the fine is assessed.
  2. After a month of being delinquent, a courtesy letter/reminder is sent to the registered vehicle owner. 
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The Beach is Open for Business, Island Life Rebounds
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Life on Fort Myers Beach is returning to normal by leaps and bounds this week. Most of the Island has power, with only a few pockets of residential areas without power as of Thursday. Times Square, Old San Carlos Blvd and the downtown area are fully powered and most restaurants, bars and hotels on the Island are now open for business. The State Department of Health in Lee County reported Wednesday, September 20, 2017 that post Hurricane Irma bacterial testing of all Lee County beaches has determined that all beaches are within normal levels. No beaches are under a post-Hurricane Irma advisory. For detailed results visit bit.ly/beachesLee   FULL STORY


Local Boaters Find Stranded Vessel’s Owners
This week has brought an abundance of touching stories about neighbors helping neighbors here on Fort Myers Beach. Most of us can’t count the number of times we’ve been asked if all was well. This story is about some beach residents who reached out in an unusual way to welcome and assist couple that ended up on the beach without ever really trying to. Michelle and Lee McGinnis are cruisers, meaning they live on their boat S/V Second Chance, a 45-foot Gulfstar sailboat based in Key West. As Hurricane Irma approached, they headed up the Gulf coast toward Boca Grande where they hoped to ride out the storm.  FULL STORY


FORT MYERS BEACH EVENTS

Friday, September 29th

ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST
Annual Festival features 82 songwriters performing their own songs and sharing the stories behind the music at 8 venues on FMB – Yucatan, Sunset Beach, Pink Shell, Pinchers, PierSide, Nervous Nellie’s, Matanzas on the Bay & Cabanas. Friday Sept 29 from 7-10:30pm; Saturday Sept 30 from 2:15-10pm and Sunday Oct 1 from 1-7pm. Most events free. Learn more about the artists, schedule & venues at ISLANDHOPPERFEST.COM



SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.

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Saturday, September 30th
 
ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST 
Annual Festival features 82 songwriters performing their own songs and sharing the stories behind the music at 8 venues on FMB – Yucatan, Sunset Beach, Pink Shell, Pinchers, PierSide, Nervous Nellie’s, Matanzas on the Bay & Cabanas. Friday Sept 29 from 7-10:30pm; Saturday Sept 30 from 2:15-10pm and Sunday Oct 1 from 1-7pm. Most events free.

ARCHEOLOGY OF THE MOUND HOUSE
10am, Mound House.

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with Tiger Blue.


FEATURED PROPERTY LISTINGS

WATERFRONT
170 Lenell Road #402








WATERFRONT
212 Flamingo Street
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931
$419,000

Southern exposure beach house on large lot. One of the least expensive concrete block canal homes on the island. Very short stroll to public beach access just at the top of the street to Fort Myers Beach. Canal reaches straight out to Estero Bay. Great location for a vacation home. Keep for yourself or make money here with weekly rentals. Close to Tiki Bar, shopping, dining, lodging, white sandy beach, bay, movie theater, trolley stop. Kayak or paddleboard down the canal to the bay. and start enjoying Salt Life on an Island in the Gulf of Mexico! Great fishing and boating on Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve.  






Phillip Babcock

Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Latest News, Events and Featured Property Listings on Fort Myers Beach

TOP NEWS STORIES 

Fort Myers Beach Recovery Continues
Boil Water Order Lifted – On Friday morning, the Precautionary Boil Water Notice was rescinded for Fort Myers Beach after satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink. Call Beach Water at 239-463-9914 with any questions.
Power Restoration – FPL continues to restore power on Fort Myers Beach, however it is not on a block-by-block basis. One block may have power but the adjacent street does not. If your power is on, you are asked to reach out to neighbors without power to offer them any assistance possible. Anyone with a need or something to loan is asked to contact Town Hall 239-765-0202.
Storm Debris – Do not put any storm debris in the roadway. Put it at the curb separately from normal trash and recycling. Create separate piles: Trash, yard waste, building debris, appliances and other waste. Do not put household chemicals at the curb. See the September 15th Sand Paper or visit bit.ly/Irmadebris for more details.   FULL STORY


Council Moves Budget Forward
With Hurricane Irma on the immediate horizon, many islanders still needing to make last-minute preparations, and an island evacuation in play the following morning at 9 a.m., the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council held an abbreviated session on Thursday evening, September 7, focusing on the 2017-18 Budget and items pertaining to Segments 2 & 3 of the reFRESH Estero Boulevard Projects. Near the end of the session, however, with every minute crucial, Council surprisingly took an additional half-hour to vigorously debate a seemingly non-essential item pertaining to Cella Molnar & Associates. Council member Joanne Shamp was on an excused absence. Under Public Hearings, Council unanimously moved to set the Town’s 2017-18 Ad Valorem Tax rate to 0.8700 mill, up for the current 0.8000 mill, forwarding this for final approval at the Final Public Hearing at its next meeting on Thursday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. This means for each $1,000 valuation of your home, you pay the Town 87 cents; on a $300,000 house this is an increase from $240 to $261.  FULL STORY

Sunset Beach Tropical Grill and Joe Orlandini Hosts First Responders Lunch
On Thursday, Sunset Beach Tropical Grill and Joe Orlandini hosted first responders for a free lunch in appreciation of their work on the Island during Hurricane Irma.  FULL STORY


FUN EVENTS
Hurricane Irma is gone.  Time to have fun on the beach!

Friday, September 22nd

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.
 
ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST
Annual Festival features 82 songwriters performing their own songs and sharing the stories behind the music. The festival begins Sept 22-24 on Captiva, then moves to Downtown Fort Myers Sept 25-28 before closing weekend on FMB Sept 29 – Oct 1. Most events free. Learn more about the artists, schedule & venues at ISLANDHOPPERFEST.COM

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CRAFTING WITH NATURE
10am, Mound House. Get your hands dirty with some hands-on arts and crafts projects at the Mound House. Enjoy a new nature- themed craft each month. For ages 6 and up accompanied by an adult. $5. 451 Connecticut. 239-765-0865. www.moundhouse.org

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with Hester Prynn.
 
ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST
Annual Festival features 82 songwriters performing their own songs and sharing the stories behind the music. The festival begins Sept 22-24 on Captiva, then moves to Downtown Fort Myers Sept 25-28 before closing weekend on FMB Sept 29 – Oct 1. Most events free.


Sunday, September 24th
 
ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST
Annual Festival features 82 songwriters performing their own songs and sharing the stories behind the music. The festival begins Sept 22-24 on Captiva, then moves to Downtown Fort Myers Sept 25-28 before closing weekend on FMB Sept 29 – Oct 1. Most events free. Learn more about the artists, schedule & venues at ISLANDHOPPERFEST.COM


 FEATURED PROPERTIES

WATERFRONT BOAT STORAGE
4765 Estero BLVD 






WATERFRONT PROPERTY
340 Randy Lane
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931

Fort Myers Beach Boaters Dream home. Considered the best and one of the highest subdivisions on the Island. Very deep water canal. 3 bedroom 3 bath, solar and/or Heat pump heated pool home, comes complete with 2 docks and 2 lifts. Nice Private home office / den. Master Bath and master walk in closet completely updated and enlarged 2016 . Tile throughout. Granite counters and granite Island with full stainless kitchen. Large crown molding in Kitchen, Living room and office. Large In house laundry room, could be 4th bedroom. Split floor plan with open living and dinning area. 4 minute walk to Beach. 4 minute boating to Estero Bay then on to Gulf. PGT Impact windows throughout except back sliders and skylights. Sold with 1 yr American Home Shield Protection Plan, provided by Listing Agent ($550 Value) 




Phillip Babcock

Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fort Myers Beach News, Entertainment & Featured Property Listings


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Estero Blvd. Project Continues
The reFRESH Estero Boulevard Project begins its next major phase in September, with work starting on the joint outfalls to clean and transport storm water from the new road’s center drainage system to the back bay. Segment 2 is from Lovers Lane to Strandview Avenue, near Publix Supermarket, and work on this segment is expected to continue through the end of 2018. The Town of Fort Myers Beach and Lee County are co-partnering to install new water main, sanitary sewer force main, storm water drainage, sidewalks and the rebuilding of Estero Boulevard in a multi-million dollar, five-year plan.  FULL STORY

EITA Discusses Short Term Rentals
In response to the recent Town of Fort Myers Beach Council Management & Planning Session that addressed a proposed short-term rental ordinance on August 24, the Estero Island Taxpayers Association (EITA) hosted a meeting on Monday, August 28, when roughly 45 people jammed the Junkanoo meeting room. The new ordinance would amend occupancy limits and require annual registration of short-term rental units, allowing a maximum occupancy of 2 persons per bedroom plus 2 additional people. “The stakeholders are right here in this room,” said Beverley Milligan, EITA Executive Director and co-owner of the Myerside Resort. “We are not just a few people or a specific group but we are all the taxpayers, and we want to show Council there are many stakeholders on all parts of the island. It says a lot that short-term rentals are important enough that we filled this room in such a short period of time.”  FULL STORY


ENTERTAINMENT 

ALL SEPTEMBER LONG
 
Image result for fort myers beach artFORT MYERS BEACH COMMUNITY POOL
2600 Oak Street, FMB. Open MO, WE, FR & SA 10am-6pm; SU noon-6pm. Closed TU & TH Labor Day to Memorial Day. 239-463-5759
 
FORT MYERS BEACH ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY
Located at the corner of Donora and Shell Mound. Summer Show continues through Oct 5. Free admission. Gallery Hours: WE & TH, 9am-12pm, 239-463-3909. www.fortmyersbeachart.com
 
BAY OAKS RECREATIONAL CAMPUS
Membership is free for all island residents. Visitors welcome. Open MO - SA with activities for individuals and families. Pick up a newsletter for a daily list of activities, or call 239-765-4222 for more information.. 2731 Oak St., FMB.
 
HISTORIC COTTAGE
Island museum located at 161 Bay Rd, FMB, at the entrance to Matanzas Pass Preserve, houses a collection of artifacts, photos and memorabilia of life on Estero Island. Free. Open WE and SA 10am-Noon.
 
MOUND HOUSE
Experience Florida’s natural and cultural history where Estero Island’s oldest standing structure sits atop an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. The Mound House is a unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay and offers a variety of programs for local residents, visitors and school groups. The William H. Case House is now open - come see this historic treasure and check out the museum store! Grounds open sunrise to sunset at no charge; Open TU, WE & SA, 9am-4pm. 451 Connecticut Street.
 
FORT MYERS BEACH LIBRARY
Books, newspapers, magazines, Wi-Fi, Play Always, public computers and fascinating collections. Visitors welcome! Hours: MO – FR 9am-5pm; SA 9am- 1pm. Visit the Friends Used Book Store on the 3rd floorFORT MYERS BEACH waterfront elevated home with bay and gulf access. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full baths, and a half bath powder room off kitchen and living area. Vaulted ceilings in living room, french doors in dining area open to covered balcony overlooking pool and waterfront, two-story screen enclosure. Private second balcony overlooking pool and waterfront located off master bedroom which includes walk-in closet and full bath with Jacuzzi tub, new dual sink vanity and granite counter tops. Kitchen overlooks the pool and waterfront as well and boasts a new GE Profile stainless steel convection oven. Tile throughout main living areas with carpet in the bedrooms. Guest bedrooms share a Jack and Jill full bath, each have their own walk-in closets & sink/vanity space, and both overlook the pool and waterfront as well. Freshly painted garage with soaring ceilings and storage space. Property is fenced in on both sides with an attractive iron fence. Dock w/ lift and twin davits. 1-year Home Protection plan is included with the sale of this home! , open MO-FR 9:15am-4:45pm. The Library is located at 2755 Estero Blvd, FMB. 239-765-8162.


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FORT MYERS BEACH waterfront elevated home with bay and gulf access. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full baths, and a half bath powder room off kitchen and living area. Vaulted ceilings in living room, french doors in dining area open to covered balcony overlooking pool and waterfront, two-story screen enclosure. Private second balcony overlooking pool and waterfront located off master bedroom which includes walk-in closet and full bath with Jacuzzi tub, new dual sink vanity and granite counter tops. Kitchen overlooks the pool and waterfront as well and boasts a new GE Profile stainless steel convection oven. Tile throughout main living areas with carpet in the bedrooms. Guest bedrooms share a Jack and Jill full bath, each have their own walk-in closets & sink/vanity space, and both overlook the pool and waterfront as well. Freshly painted garage with soaring ceilings and storage space. Property is fenced in on both sides with an attractive iron fence. Dock w/ lift and twin davits. 1-year Home Protection plan is included with the sale of this home! 


7411 Bella Lago DR 433
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931
$429,000

Beautifully turnkey furnished 2BR+Den/2BA Bella Lago unit with great rental history. Bella Lago is one of our newest properties on Fort Myers Beach. This unit's den has a private louvered door, so it can be used for additional guests. There's a breakfast bar leading to the open kitchen. The kitchen is spacious and has lots of cabinet space and a nicely detailed lighted tray ceiling. The master bedroom has direct lanai access and an en-suite bath with dual sink and separate tiled shower. Under-building parking and individual storage unit complete this package. Amenities include: fitness room, resort-style pool, spa, tennis courts, fishing pier and community room. Deeded beach access is just across the street and Bay Beach Lane offers of plenty of walking space/jogging areas. Weekly rentals allowed. Gulf access boat docks available for lease or purchase in the Bay Beach area. Bella Lago is located on the desirable south end of Ft. Myers Beach within easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants and public marina, and with quick access to Bonita Springs restaurants and shops. Nearly $43,000 in gross rental income in 2016. 2017 rentals in place are available as an option.  






 
Phillip Babcock

Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
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