About Us

“There is only one Fort Myers, and 90 million people are going to find it out.” This quote by Thomas A. Edison for many years decorated the upper left hand corner of the Fort Myers News-Press. Edison realized the unique potential of this area, along with others such as Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. Edison began construction of his labs and winter home in the late 1880s. Since then Southwest Florida has flourished and has become one of the most unique and noteworthy areas of the state. It truly is a place to enjoy. It has been stated that there is a line about 20 miles north of Fort Myers where the weather is decidedly more subtropical and provides us with our balmy winters. Summers are also quite enjoyable.

Fort Myers Beach, or Estero Island, has emerged as a unique vacation spot over the years. The island is known for its sugary white sand beaches, quite a variety of restaurants, too numerous to mention water-related activities, and many different types of rental accommodations.

Distinctive Beach Rentals was established by Amy and Rick Loughrey in 2004. They are a hands-on couple who continue to operate the company to this day. Distinctive Beach Rentals offers a plethora of rental properties — ranging from quaint little cottages on one of the many side streets, to the luxurious homes and condos on the Gulf of Mexico. Their attention to detail is immediately obvious when you enter one of our properties. And customer service is number one on the list. Please look through our extensive list of properties and contact us and begin planning your stay in our Southwest Florida paradise. Be prepared for our world class service!

For those of you who own a property here, Distinctive Beach Rentals offers top flight property management. We take care of literally every aspect of the myriad of details involved with renting out your beach residence when you are absent. From marketing to booking, to arrivals, departures, cleaning, servicing the needs of guests, and even those occasional unexpected events. Please contact us for further details. We are always looking to add new properties to our rental program and would love to discuss with you how we can help you.

Partner News & Announcements

Dream Foundation logoDistinctive Beach Rentals is pleased to announce our partnership with the Dream Foundation. The Dream Foundation serves terminally ill adults in their last months of life by providing Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure. Our owners have partnered with us and the Dream Foundation to offer free accommodations to Dream recipients and their families. We are honored to be a part of this program.
Slumber Safe logoDistinctive Beach Rentals, Inc. is proud to announce that we are in compliance with the registration requirements contained in Ordinance 16-001 with the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department. All of our properties have been inspected and passed by the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department and carry the Slumber Safe recognition for you and your family's safety.
Fort Myers Beach town logoDistinctive Beach Rentals, Inc. is pleased to announce that all of our properties are registered with the Town of Fort Myers Beach in accordance with Ordinance 18-001 and carry a Town registration number.