Should you start your day with a swim in the backyard’s heated pool or in the sparkling Gulf of Mexico? That might be the toughest decision you’ll face when you stay at Captain Moore House 1. The top level of a duplex, this pet-friendly two-bedroom abode is only a five-minute walk to two access points to the white-sand beach and the gulf.
Captain Moore House’s pool is surrounded by a patio where you can relax after your swim amid the music of leafy palm trees rustling in the breeze. Around the front of the house is a shady porch with a ceiling fan where you can escape the midday sun. Furnished with a table and chairs, it’s an inviting spot to enjoy a quiet lunch with a friend or to unwind with a book and a drink.
Perhaps the best spot for alfresco relaxation, though, is Captain Moore House 1’s screened-in balcony. Spanning the width of the home, it’s furnished with a table, chairs, and a pair of ceiling fans. You might want to eat all your meals out here; the salt-kissed sea air makes everything taste a bit more piquant.
Of course, you can dine indoors as well. Captain Moore House 1’s dining table easily seats 6, and the sliding doors that connect the dining area to the balcony allow you to revel in the fresh air even while indoors. Just beyond the dining area is the kitchen. Equipped with all your major and plenty of minor appliances, the kitchen also boasts plenty of counter space, elbow room, and storage. Another option is to cook on the poolside gas grill (mmm, barbecue!).
Captain Moore House 1’s open floor plan means that when you’re in the kitchen you can still keep an eye on the kids in the living room. Large and comfortably furnished, this space includes a flat-screen TV with cable and a plush sectional large enough for the whole family to nestle together. There’s also a handsome leather armchair, sure to be a favorite spot for curling up with your tablet to surf the web via the free WiFi.
The main level of Captain Moore House 1 includes a bedroom with a pair of twin beds, a bathroom, and a washer and dryer. That’s right: You can pack light without having to waste precious vacation time at a laundromat.
Making up the entire top floor is the master suite, providing you with maximum privacy. With a queen-size bed, a beamed cathedral ceiling, and restful decor, this room all but ensures sweet dreams. For added convenience, there’s a half-bath up here as well.
Speaking of convenience, Captain Moore House 1’s mid-island location makes it easy for you to enjoy everything that Fort Myers Beach has to offer. There is the beach itself, renowned for its sugary sands, and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Because the house is so close, you can stroll to and from the beach whenever you want.
If you’re bringing your dog along, you’ll want to head a few miles south to the Dog Beach. Also, south of Captain Moore House is Lovers Key State Park, where you can canoe, kayak, hike, bike, and fish; there’s a good chance you’ll spy manatees, marsh rabbits, eagles, and alligators while you’re there. A few miles north is the island’s Times Square area, always abuzz with restaurants, bars, shops, and street entertainers. If you don’t want to drive, you can hop on the trolley that runs the length of the island. Or you can leave the island altogether for the day and take a dolphin-watching tour, a fishing charter, or a cruise to Key West.
That’s just some of the fun that awaits you during your stay at Captain Moore House 1. Don’t miss out; make your reservation today.
P.S.: If you’re vacationing with a group, the others can rent Captain Moore House 2, the lower level of the duplex, which has three additional bedrooms.
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