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All About the Mound House on Estero Bay in Fort Myers Beach and Why You Need to Visit This Historic Site!

When you’re thinking about going on a Florida vacation, you might be considering heading to popular destinations like Orlando, Saint Augustine, or Panama City Beach. But Florida still has plenty of underrated destinations for you to check out! Fort Myers Beach, for instance, offers world-class... Read more

Explore the Shell Factory & Nature Park on Your Fort Myers Vacation

If you are looking for fun things to do in Fort Myers, you’re probably picturing spending a lot of time outdoors. After all, this area is filled with some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida, just waiting for you to come and soak up... Read more

Matanzas Pass Preserve

Fort Myers Beach is the perfect family-friendly vacation destination, full of fun things to see and do with the ones you love most. If you’re researching things to do in Fort Myers Beach, you’re likely to find lots of activities that have to do with... Read more

Fort Myers Beach Haunted Pub Crawl

Fort Myers is one of Florida’s best vacation destinations. From dolphin tours to kayaking the Great Calusa Blueway, there is an endless supply of activities to remind you what a paradisical place Fort Myers really is. Spend hours suntanning on white sandy beaches; take the... Read more

Check Out These Unique Fort Myers Beach Art Galleries

Does the natural beauty of Fort Myers inspire you? The sun, sand, waves, wildlife – it’s no surprise Florida is home to many famous artists. Its stunning beauty provides a backdrop like no other. Those wishing to take a quick break from the sand and... Read more

What is the Fort Myers River District

There are many fantastic vacation spots that you can choose from, and we are sure that you are itching to book a vacation and take some time to relax and enjoy the sun! While many tropical island destinations are probably coming to mind, we implore... Read more

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

If you are looking for your next vacation spot, we believe that we have the perfect oasis ready and waiting. In Fort Myers, Florida, we have some incredible beaches, gorgeous rental properties, quaint little shops, and more extensive shopping centers. We believe that everyone needs... Read more

Where is Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and How Do You Get There?

Fort Myers Beach is an excellent place to vacation any time of year, particularly because of the amazing weather. There are a couple of great airports nearby, and they are both very accommodating and have excellent customer service. They are also taking precautions to ensure... Read more

What Is Lovers Key State Park?

Lovers Key is a state park in Fort Myers Beach, Florida that covers 712 acres. Its vast expanse contains canals, four barrier islands, and beautiful lagoons. Many wildlife species live there, like manatees, dolphins, marsh rabbits, many coastal birds, and even the occasional bald eagle.... Read more

What is the Weather Like in Fort Myers Beach, Florida?

With many locations to choose from, how do you decide where to book your next vacation? Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals are a cheaper alternative to some of the more crowded areas of Florida. With 320+ properties, amazing weather, many top vacation spots, and popular... Read more

Venture into the Everglades on These Day Trips!

If you’re searching for things to do in Fort Myers, you can’t miss out on exploring the Everglades! This incredible section of Florida is home to some of the most fascinating nature you’ll ever see, and we’re very lucky to have it in our own... Read more

Top Fort Myers Walking Tours

If you’re researching family activities in Fort Myers, why not embark on a walking tour? There’s no reason not to get a little exercise on your vacation, but with a walking tour, you also get to learn about all the fascinating history of the area.... Read more

Know the Ins and Outs of Fishing in Fort Myers for Your Next Vacation

On your next stay in a Fort Myers vacation rental, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible soaking up the Florida sunshine. But you don’t want to spend your entire day just laying around on the beach. Doesn’t it sound much more fun... Read more

3 Tasty Seafood Restaurants for the Whole Family in Fort Myers

When you’re staying in one of our vacation rentals in Fort Myers, Florida, you’ll have a ton to take advantage of. From the stunning beaches to the unique shopping and the welcoming locals to show you around, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy.... Read more

Scuba Dive Like a Professional in the Gulf of Mexico on Your Next Fort Myers Vacation

If you’re planning a trip to Fort Myers Beach, there is a fun activity for everyone in your group to enjoy. You might want to spend your days relaxing on the beach, sampling local seafood at a fantastic restaurant, or shopping till you drop at... Read more

Cycling in Southwest Florida and Fort Myers Beach

When you’re on vacation, it can be hard to remain active. The big temptation is to lounge around on the beach and stuff your face with as much indulgent food as possible. While you should definitely make time for relaxation and dining while you’re staying... Read more

3 Cute Cafes for a Breakfast Bite

When you’re planning your vacation in Fort Myers Beach, you’re in for a treat! No matter what your interest, you’ll find it right around the corner. There are plenty of interesting historical sites and breathtaking nature preserves for you to take part in, as well... Read more

Places to Golf in Sanibel

While you’re enjoying your Florida vacation, you might want to get out the door early and experience a world-class game of golf. Luckily, there are several great golf courses near Fort Myers Beach in the hidden gem of Sanibel. You can spend the morning with... Read more

You Can’t Come to Fort Myers Beach Without Stopping in Sanibel

By staying in one of our Fort Myers Beach rentals, you have access to one of Florida’s most well-kept secrets: Sanibel. This area is an absolute haven for nature lovers, featuring incredible wildlife, breathtaking beaches, and stunning shores that the whole family will love. One... Read more

The 4 Fabulous Beaches of Sanibel

When you are planning your Florida vacation, surely you plan to spend plenty of time at the beach. Luckily, Sanibel is full of incredible shoreline for you to discover, and it’s all just minutes away from our vacation rentals in Fort Myers, Florida. Here is... Read more

Stone Crab Season in Southwest Florida

Florida is well-known for its year-round, world-class seafood. People travel from all around the world to try the state’s shrimp, salmon and crab. What many don’t know is that it is the only state that offers stone crab dishes. While you plan your trip to... Read more

Florida’s Baseball Spring Training Season

Fort Myers Beach has a wide range of attractions. While most people will think of swimming and other watersports in Fort Myers Beach, baseball fans know the area is also host to the Spring Training Season. Even if you aren’t an avid baseball fan, visiting... Read more

3 Romantic Restaurants for You and Your Sweetie

Fort Myers Beach is the perfect vacation destination for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. There are tons of activities for you and your sweetheart to enjoy, from taking a sunset stroll along the beach to exploring the incredible history and nature in Fort Myers. While... Read more

3 Fantastic Events to Experience Every February in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Beach is the perfect vacation destination if you’re looking to get away this winter. You can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the shores of Fort Myers Beach, and even in the wintertime, there are plenty of events and attractions... Read more

7 Golf Courses in North Fort Myers

Fort Myers Beach is famous for three things: its beautiful beaches, its watersports on the gulf, and its groundbreaking golfing. Of course, there are other things like baseball, restaurants, and shopping too. But this article is all about golf! We cover our top 7 favorite... Read more

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Dinner and a show? The Palm Dinner Theatre is one of the most enjoyable attractions near Fort Myers Beach. This spectacle of a theatre has offered awe-inspiring shows and lovely dinners for guests for decades. And now, you can take this opportunity to visit the... Read more

4 FUN FLEA MARKETS For Your Shopping Frenzy

If there’s one sure way to get a feel for the place that you’re visiting, it’s by visiting the local flea markets and antique shops. Flea markets offer a fun and interesting way to experience the things that make a location unique. There are plenty... Read more

Restaurants for a Thanksgiving Meal in Fort Myers Beach

Are you looking to enjoy Thanksgiving in Fort Myers Beach? If so, you’ll be surprised to find that quite a few restaurants will be keeping their doors open. We’ve compiled a list of three great places to choose for Thanksgiving meals on Fort Myers Beach.... Read more

What’s the Difference Between Boarding, Surfing, and Sailing?

If you’re searching for the perfect destination for your next Florida vacation, look no further than Fort Myers Beach. You can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy yourself without experiencing the crazy crowds of areas like Panama City Beach. When you’re... Read more

5 Fun Fall Events in Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach is an underrated Florida vacation destination, but it holds all the fun in the sun you expect from your beach getaway. You won’t have to deal with as many crowds as there are in cities like Tampa or Orlando, but you can... Read more

Watersports, Marinas, and Charters in Fort Myers Beach

Think of literally anything you enjoy doing in the water – chances are there’s a place at Fort Myers Beach to help you make a splash. You’ll find secluded beachfront trails, high-octane motorsports, and everything in between. It’s all a short walk or drive from... Read more

Kitesurfing, Canoeing, and Kayaking

The beach is Lee County’s No. 1 outdoor attraction. It attracts tens of thousands of people to Fort Myers Beach every season. The glorious glow of the sun, the soft-textured sands, and the many Lee County Beach activities for all ages are hard to ignore. You can... Read more

Florida’s Best Sand Sculpting Event

There’s no shortage of beautiful sandy beaches on the Gulf Coast of Florida and especially in Fort Myers Beach. Naturally, at some point, you’re going to see a magnificent sandcastle – or be tempted to make one yourself! The state boasts a great number of... Read more

Gaining Speed on the Water with Offshore Boat Races

Offshore powerboating is back and better than ever in Fort Myers Beach. Grab the kids, grab the grandparents, and get everybody out for a rip-roaring good time along the Gulf of Mexico waters. What are the offshore boating races all about? We cover the when,... Read more

Deep Sea Fishing at Fort Myers Beach

Summer travelers to Florida have a special advantage; they can handle Florida’s sometimes unruly summer heat. As beautiful as Florida is, it can get toasty. This is especially so if the wind is flat and you are out on the water, fishing the afternoon away... Read more

3 Popular Day Trips to Experience in the Everglades

The Everglades National Park is stupendously large, filled with intricate natural creeks and channels, weaving and coursing through just a portion of the 8,000 square miles of the Florida Everglades. So you are staying at one of our rental condos in Fort Myers Beach, but... Read more

Seize the Opportunity to Visit the Everglades Wonder Gardens During Your Fort Myers Vacation

The Everglades Wonder Gardens is one of Bonita Springs’ top attractions, and an alluring sight to see for all ages. There are special discoveries hidden in this museum and gardens attraction to entrance the youngest of your group and offer whimsy and intrigue for the... Read more

The Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers Beach and their History

Fort Myers Beach has a fascinating history. From its gulf-faring run-in with plundering pirates to its centuries of Spanish control, the area is rife with intriguing and far-reaching cultural stories. Some of our most inspiring American history comes from two leading masters of invention: Thomas... Read more

What to Do at the Beach Besides Swim and Look for Shells

The beach is Lee County’s No. 1 outdoor attraction. It attracts tens of thousands of people to Fort Myers Beach every season. The glorious glow of the sun, the soft-textured sands, and the many Lee County Beach activities for all ages are hard to ignore.... Read more

4 Ways to Enjoy the Beaches Near Fort Myers

If you’re traveling to Fort Myers Beach, you are bound to hit one of the beaches. Everyone knows that the beaches are Lee County’s No. 1 outdoor attraction. Fort Myers isn’t home to one main beach, though. If you stay at one of our Fort... Read more

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.