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  1. Jean Gorskis
    Jean Gorskis says:

    “Schöne, modern eingerichtete Unterkunft. Der Strand ist auf kurzem Weg zu erreichen. Fussläufig ist innerhalb von ca. 20 min. der Pier und die “Innenstadt” von Fort Meyers Beach zu erreichen. Die Einrichtung bietet alles was man für einen kurzen Aufenthalt braucht. Fazit: empfehlenswert. “- Jean

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Wir danken Ihnen für Ihre freundlichen Worte. Es war eine Freude, Spaß in der Gruppe zu hosten. Ich bin sehr aufgeregt, um die Europäer zu hosten! Jean, Ich würde lieben, Sie wieder! – Ella

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  2. Yulia Konovnitsyna
    Yulia Konovnitsyna says:

    Our spontaneous escape to the west coast of Florida couldn’t go any smoother. Ella was a fantastic communicator and a great host. She went out of her way to make our last minute request to stay at one of her beautiful rental units spectacular. The space was cute and cozy, clean and newly renovated, and had everything necessary for a perfect multi-day vacation or just an overnight stay. The bed rocked – so comfy we didn’t want to leave in the morning. Short walk away from the beach, this unit was the ultimate airbnb experience near Ft. Myers. Highly recommended!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Yulia, Thank you. You made my day! It is all about “give and get”. When I meet a great communicator, I respond like a mirror. Via a respectful communication and positive energy anything in this world can be accomplished. As I have mentioned to you that I will offer you and all your friends special prices at any time at any unit that is available during your travel. I admire people who take spontaneity to the whole new level. See you very soon. Respectfully, Ella

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  3. Bob Nupp
    Bob Nupp says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals is the place to be! This cabin was comfortable and quiet, just as we hoped! It sits on a hill by itself — no other buildings in view, and although there are other cabins in earshot, we rarely heard anything from them. There are beautiful mountain views from the front porch. The layout of the cabin nicely fit our party of three. Ella made the whole process easy. She sent detail instructions and we found it in the dark with no trouble at all. The property is wooded and rustic while the cabin interior is clean and well-maintained. The kitchen has anything you would need. We didn’t miss having A/C, even in late June, due to the shade of the trees. All the windows open with screens to let in the cool, mountain air. It was a 10-minute drive to Bryson City for plenty of restaurants, or a little farther to the entrance to Smoky Mountains. Very convenient! We would stay there again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Bob, OMG! YOU are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for the recommendation on GPS apps recommendations, as well as the letting me know that I have Bluetooth audio system! Who knew!? I just got a nice looking iPod dock/alarm/radio, but did not know how to use it. You are my 5 star guest! – Thank you, Ella

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  4. Rebecca Price
    Rebecca Price says:

    We decided on Ella’s Vacation Rentals. The was highly reviewed all over the web. This large house in fort myers was absolutely wonderful. My two friends and came to fort myers to attend a swimming competition and when we saw the inside of the house we were amazed. We felt like skipping the swim meet and just relaxing in the spaciousness. We had told Ella that we might arrive in fort Myers early and everything was ready for us an hour ahead of time. Thanks Ella and good luck with future rentals.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Rebecca, I was happy that you picked Ella’s Vacation Rentals as your first private vacation rental accommodation stay! I am glad that you liked it! – All the best! – Ella

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  5. Susan
    Susan says:

    I do not know where to begin. First of all let me just say thank you to Ella for making our vacation amazing. it was everything we could have asked for and more. Working with Ella was easy as pie. She answered any and all questions. She gave us very explicit directions(thankfully) that brought us to the front door. One inside we found simple elegance. From the wrap porch to coY living space. The beds were very comfortable. The cabin was stocked with everything one could possibly need. We loved being at the top of the mountain and are lucky to have found Bear with Us and Ella. We hope to come back for many years to come. Thank you Ella.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Thank you Susan! You were one of my best guests. I hope you enjoyed the beautify of falling leaves at the “Bear With Us” Cabin! – Ella

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  6. Dimitri
    Dimitri says:

    Hi Ella, You will probably hear from my wife, Linda. I just wanted to thank you for your prompt response with the space heater. Also, you made a very beautiful home, I could see how much work you put into it. It was great staying there. We treated your home like our own, with respect and care. Thank you for the lovely bottle of wine. Dimitri

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      It was a pleasure to host you! No worries about the area heater. It was at least that I could do. After all it was your anniversary. I feel honored to have you as my guests on a suck a special date! I am looking forward to your return! Respectfully, Ella

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  7. Janelle King
    Janelle King says:

    Ella’s place was lovely!! It was exactly how it looked in the pictures and was about a 2-3 minute walk from the beach. We had questions prior to coming and was quick to reply and she was very accommodating to our requests. Highly recommend staying here!!

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  8. Michael Q
    Michael Q says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals is am amazing place! We were in Ft. Myers for a week to watch our son play baseball in his college spring break tournament. Both field locations were 5 minutes away… Our favorite breakfast place (The Oasis) was even closer… Downtown Ft Myers was just as close and had so much to offer we couldn’t even get to it all… Don’t miss the view from the Sky Bar or great meal’s at Ford’s Garage or Capone’s… We also made side trips to Matlacha (Bert’s Bar and Grill) and Ft Myer’s Beach without any trouble at all… If you don’t happen to be get-up-and-go kind of folks, no worries! The house is very comfortable and has all the amenities you’ll need including a washer and dryer… Finally let me say that the owner of the property, Ella, could not have been more responsive and helpful. Our son is a Freshman so we’re looking forward to at least three more March trips down from chilly Massachusetts.

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  9. Javier Sanchez Del Rio
    Javier Sanchez Del Rio says:

    The House is just two minutes from the beach, everything is new and there´s nothing missing (TV, WI-FI, Netflix) Just great!! The beach is great and you have a lot of restaurants around, so you can go walking everywhere. Ella was always very helpful, five stars. What a great weekend,

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Thank you for 5 star review! Javier, you are absolutely wonderful. I would love to offer to you and your friends a loyalty discount for being a good guest! Please contact me prior making your booking if you to desire to come to Fort Myers Beach again – Respectfully Ella

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  10. Weiqing Shi
    Weiqing Shi says:

    这套公寓靠近沙滩,冷气很好。fort myers不是旅游胜地,但是沙滩很美。出门走走就是酒吧!度假的好去处。房东的东西都很齐全,有一套很漂亮的银色餐具和白色沙发。

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  11. Michael Quagliato
    Michael Quagliato says:

    Ella was very friendly from the start of the reservation. She was very open with information about the space and all the details she provided were accurate. The apartment itself is very nice and easily accommodated the 4 of us. Also, the proximity to the beach is pretty unbeatable. We were able to walk to the water within 5-10 minutes every morning. Also definitely within walking distance to restaurants / nightlife. Very pleased with the experience.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Michael, I appreciate your stay. I love your feedback. If you too come next time, I would give you a good loyalty discount, we well to your friends. Thank you! – Respectfully Ella

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  12. Anna Leith
    Anna Leith says:

    Cozy two room suite as pictured- very convenient location just steps from the water and a little further walk to town. The grill was a nice feature and the back patio was very relaxing. The kitchen is minimal but has all the basics, and they are all in good working order. The town is funky and was a great place to stay for a long romantic weekend together.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Anna, it was a pleasure to accommodate you on your Romantic Get away. Thank you for your stay as well as leaving the place clean. – Respetfully Ella

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  13. Jesse Mercado
    Jesse Mercado says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals is a nice place , quiet and clean but small , bathroom needs fan and nightlight , rooms also need fans , ovetall nice, thank you

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  14. Kimberly Carvajal
    Kimberly Carvajal says:

    We had a great time at Ella’s place. The location is fantastic…so close to the beach and restaurants. Beach paradise. Thanks, Ella.

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  15. Marco Dilorenzo
    Marco Dilorenzo says:

    The place is great we were two couples and really enjoyed our time. It’s very intimate and the space is limited to some extent. The layout is different than most but the spaces are maximized making it for a comfy stay. It’s meant for two couples that are very lax with each other, since the amenities are shared. As mentioned in another review one room does not have AC directly but with the leaving room AC its sufficient. We even had another couple stay one night and we were all comfy to a point. The decor is great since it updated and it feels high end, the beds are great. That is one thing that I would say, you will sleep great here. The concept is nothing new, its a house that has been divided in to three spaces, we stayed in the middle size which is the one i’m living the review for, if you need a bigger space I believe Ella can provided as well. We loved the location it has many great spots near by, you dont even need your car if you dont mind walking, to us that was the whole point of the trip to enjoy the local spots and the experience. The beach access is about two blocks down at a great location, you are at a good distance from some hotels that tend to have more people, it was super relax and we had plenty of white sandy beach to our selfs, we really loved the sand here it’s unique. We would love to come back in the future… Ella was a great host and she was always avaiable to full fill our needs.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Marco, thank you for a suck a great input. In this extensive review, you covered that I may have forgotten (or missed in my description) I am sure the guest who read it would greatly benefit. I appreciate you taking your valuable time doing it. I am looking forward to host you again. I do offer loyalty discounts. Next time you are in Fort Myers beach, please ask me for a one. – Respectfully, Ella

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  16. Jonathan Diocares
    Jonathan Diocares says:

    What a great AirBnB! Ella was a great host. My girlfriend and I spent out 1 year anniversary in Fort Myers Beach. It was a fantastic trip especially given the BnB location. It is located less than a block from the white sand beach and near restaurants but just tucked away enough to stay in the neighborhood feeling. The couch in the unit was amazing! It adjusts to double as a bed if needed; I’m looking to buy one exactly like it now! The unit itself was nice and quaint. The blue motif makes it feel welcoming and we were provided with the necessities — shampoo, soap, lotion and aloe vera. All in all, it was a great trip. Thank you for allowing us to stay at the BnB! Can’t wait to come back and stay here again.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Jonathan, I have being using AirBnB and alike sites in Europe and Australia to book my stay. That is why I did offer soaps and aloe vera. I know what one needs to have! – I would love to host you back, a such considered guest. – Respectfully, Ella

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  17. Joy Baldwin
    Joy Baldwin says:

    This apt is in a great location. Just a few houses down from the beach. Ella was very accommodating and answered my questions very quickly. My family and I had a great time and couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay! Hope we can stay here again in the future!

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  18. Carlos Gonzalez
    Carlos Gonzalez says:

    We had a great time! Place was clean, modern and best of all steps from the beach. Would highly recommend if you’re in the area and want to relax in a great home by the beach!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Carlos, thank you for your kind words. Yes crispy clean is my mot in life. I would love to host you again – Kind Regards, Ella

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  19. Andrea Rivera
    Andrea Rivera says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals is a Beautiful beach house. Everything you need to relax and unwind. Plenty of room and very clean. Thank you Ella for your hospitality.

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  20. Franziska Kriegel
    Franziska Kriegel says:

    Ella was a great host. She answered always very fast, it was easy to book the apartment. The apartment was clean and modern, just perfect. There is everything you could need during a stay. The barbecues are create! We always bought meat in the supermarket and had great dinners! In the house are three apartments (we did not know about that before booking) and we stayed in apartment 2. This has access to garden, not to the terasse, which is apartment 3. Nevertheless we could use it as it was not taken during our stay! We were 4 persons in apartment number 2, which is small but large enough. The entrance of the bathroom is from one of the bedrooms. It was good that we knew each other so it was no problem! The beach is really around the corner and the pier is a 15 min walk! Perfectly located! We recommend the restaurant “lehne burger” to eat burgers!!! Have fun! We enjoyed our stay!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Franziska, was one of my best guests! Thank you for letting the future guests that it is only 15 min walk to Time Square. – Respectfully Ella

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  21. Kevin Broderick
    Kevin Broderick says:

    We had a great stay at this apartment. It is located in a great location. Close to good places for breakfast lunch or dinner. We had great breakfast at both the heavily biscuit which is only a short walk from the apartment, and a great bagel shop that specializes in steam bagel sandwiches. For a quickie lunch spot yo taco was excellent. We didn’t spend much time in the apartment but it had a very comfortable bed and was roomy for 2 people 3 would be comfortable 4 would be a little tight. Ella was very nice and allowed us to check out late because no one was renting the apartment immediately after us. This was very convenient because our flight was late in the afternoon so we were able to spend the day at the beach come back to the apartment shower and head to the airport. Over all I enjoyed my time at Ella’s apartment.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Kevin, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. I love offering early check in and late check out to my guest at the best of my capacity. Thank you for your review and kind words. – Respectfully Ella

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  22. Daniel Perez Valarino
    Daniel Perez Valarino says:

    During our anniversary visit to Estero Island we stayed at this wonderful place. The apartment made us feel like we were on vacation, and the location reinforced the latter. The place is located one house away from the beach. The peacefulness of out street made it great for morning walks. Bike and scooter rental is walling distance from the unit. We had the opportunity to do a BBQ in the common areas of the property, grill, tables and chairs are available. Captiva Island, Sanibel and Lovers Key are a short drive away!

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  23. Jovanny Deras
    Jovanny Deras says:

    Everything was very easy. The apartment was clean and matched the pictures exactly. It was so close to the beach and me and my family loved it. Would definitely come again

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  24. Salvatore Giardina
    Salvatore Giardina says:

    Working with Ella was so easy. She made everything so easy for us. The House was perfect for our needs and located close to downtown Ft Myers.

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  25. Lars Und Sandra Freitag
    Lars Und Sandra Freitag says:

    This Cabin truely is a gem! Thanks to Ellas perfect description we found it easy even in the dark. The interior is very nice with a lot of wood that fits georgeous to the surrounding. The beds are comfy and we all slept very well. The kitchen holds everything you might need, the bathroom was perfect too and everything was very clean. Most of all we loved the special location and the awesome view from the spacious veranda. After our hikes we had a perfect time relaxing on the loungers in the sun looking at the great panorama and our son loved the rocking chair. We can absolutely recommend this cabin and would love to come back. Thank you Ella!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      It can’t get any better then to have Europeans as the guess at the mountain cabin. No one called me 5 times to tell me that they can’t see the road because it is covered with the leafs. Ok, it is road, which is located in between the tall trees on both sides, so please use your logic and follow the pass that does not have the trees! Dah! No one needed the directions back to the cabin after they had diner down the hill. It is one mile away, please go the way you came from. Nor was there, the report that there was a crazy spider on the deck. It is the forest and yes, there are animals outside. I can only imaging what a panic it would have been if one, for example, saw a bear?! Europeans are perfect! So independent! So great full! Lars and Sandra please come back! I will give you the discount of the life time! What a wonderful guests that is you are.

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  26. Chase Good
    Chase Good says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals Rock! Great place exactly as described. Very quiet, peaceful and secluded while remaining close to Cherokee and the SMNP.

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  27. Bea Morris
    Bea Morris says:

    Great cabin and so well equipped so glad it was dry and we were in a truck with a high wheel base. The deck with the spectacular view was relaxing for both dinner and breakfast. We also enjoyed the DVDs and CDs that were left for us. Great to have a working gas grill that and a glass of wine were great to enjoy the sunset while making dinner. Great place to stay

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Bea, I was very happy to have you as our guests! Spectacular views, BBQ dinner and wine. What see can be better than to spend a romantic evening with your special love. – Respectfully Ella

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  28. Moritz Mayer
    Moritz Mayer says:

    It was wonderful! Ellas house is huge! You have so much space! The masterbedroom with the built in bathroom is very cool! Ella has anything you need and when you miss something ella calls and cares about it in minutes! We will come back every time!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Moritz! It was sad that your friends and you could not stay longer. I am happy to host you again at Down Town Fort Mayers House! Next time wine is on me! I am looking forward to your return. Welcome to bring all your friends – Respectfully, Ella

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  29. Karen Rigel
    Karen Rigel says:

    Our stay at the cabin was very enjoyable. The living room has nice quality furniture which was very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped and was recently renovated with new appliances and counter-top. The bathroom was updated with glass floor tile. The master bed has a memory foam topper, which I liked but my husband found too soft. The satellite TV was not working, but there are DVDs available and wireless internet. The cabin is very isolated on the top of a mountain, with only one other house nearby, located near the town of Cherokee. Ella made us feel welcomed and sent us complete directions with maps. The only thing I would caution guests is that the road up to the cabin is a single lane road up a very steep incline, with switchbacks. In October, the lane was covered by several inches of leaves. Going up the driveway to the cabin was difficult for us because of several days of rain making it slick. Just take it slowly and use low gear. A four-wheel or front-wheel drive is highly recommended.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Karen, it was a pleasure having you at “Bear with Us” cabin. Yes, in October, the place is covered in beautiful seven or more inches of leaves. We are from Florida, so we do not get to see that luxury here, unless we travel to the mountains of North Carolina, Respectfully, Ella

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  30. Michele W.
    Michele W. says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals in Fort Myers Beach is a great place. My family stayed here and it was wonderful! The place was clean and neat. I received quick responses when i sent emails and received my deposit check in a timely manner. The location is amazing! Literally steps from our door and we were on the beach. If you have ever been at the beach near the north end (Times Square area) you will truly appreciate how much room you have at this location. Trolley stop steps away as well as a 7-11. The Publix is a very short drive away so you can stock up on food. We hope to return there next year a hopefully years to come!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Michele, it was a pleasure having you staying with us. I hope to see you back for many years to return – Respectfully, Ella

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  31. Kevin S.
    Kevin S. says:

    Ella manages Fort Myers Beach rentals well. These apartments are a great value, they are in a residential area just steps from the beach. Everything is very clean and well-equipped with everything you need. We enjoyed having some of our dinners in the barbecue area. The beach is terrific for kids. I love the way everyone walks to the beach to see the beautiful sunset, it seems that it is a daily ritual.

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  32. Christ'yal
    Christ'yal says:

    I stayed at the Beach Gem Retreat, on beach access 11 for a couple weeks this month. I really enjoyed my stay . It was clean,well supplied with beach chairs , dishes etc,all comforts of home they even a playpin for my gbabie. The place had a big beach that is a Very small walk to get to I would guess around 5oo ft from the steps of the house to the water.
    Although you can’t really see the ocean from the house ,which is a good thing for people with small hyper children,{they are not as tempted to run without you to the beach, } stiill it just take a few steps and you are there. And for those who like the privaicy of a beach ,, this is the place to be.
    I walked just across the street and got a ride on the bus to the the main beach time square , cost .50 cent . and was ther in just a few minets. The stores and fast food for kids , very handy,, well I could co on and on about all the great thngs . So I will just say ,it was reasonabily priced and worth it.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Christ’yal, I was a pleasure to have you at the Beach Gem. Yes, the house is located on the biggest beach when it comes to he sand. The white sand beach! – I hope you stay with us soon again! All the best, – Resoectfully, Ella

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  33. bobby
    bobby says:

    My wife and I just returned from a great week in Ft. Myers. It was our first time there but definately not our last. This house was all we could ask for. We were not looking for anything fancy,but we did want a comfortable place to stay that was clean and near the beach. This location was excellent. Steps from the beach,very clean with all the necessary amenities. It is just a minute or two away from shopping, grocery stores,bank,drug stores,ect. Just three miles away from great places to eat out and more private than you would think. Definately plan on renting this house again

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  34. Mario Ginebra
    Mario Ginebra says:

    This is a very large home with a lot of space. We had six adults and 4 kids comfortably. On Saturday night we hosted guests and the home was perfect due the large family room and kitchen. Also very close to downtown Fort Myers. We were there for an event at the conference center and this was a perfect location.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Mario, It was so great that you big family with kids had a plenty of space to enjoy on your trip to Downtown Fort Myers. I am happy that you like the large bathtub. Best Regards and see you back soon – Respectfully, Ella

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Magnus, It was pleasure to have you. My cleaning crew was impressed of how clean you left the house! Happy to have you back! – Respectfully, Ella

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  35. Kashi Davis
    Kashi Davis says:

    Excellent stay, just as described! The house was huge and very comfortable for our group. All the linens and towels felt and smelled new and clean, which is something that always makes me feel as though you aren’t just crashing in someone’s house, but that they prepared for guests. Ella was very responsive to our questions, less than an hour from each time we contacted her via email. Would stay again! Ella you are amazing!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Kashi,

      You were an amazing guest! I love the freedom that you have experienced in my home. Even thou, I have no pets policy, you sneaked in a dog who destroyed my pillows. No hard feelingS, I will not charge you the damage deposit. You have a great personality and were very pleasant to socialize with. I am glad your dog enjoyed the pillow LOL. Welcome to come back. It will be always a pleasure to host you! – Respectfully, Ella

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  36. Linda Mandano
    Linda Mandano says:

    We felt very welcomed by our host. Our family stopped by before we arrived to check out the house and they called us to say how wonderful Ella was and how beautiful the house was. We arrived to find a bottle of wine waiting for us and a spotless home.
    The space is huge and with 4 bedrooms, two on each side of the house, and so with two couples, we each had a wing to ourselves. The common area was also very large and we enjoyed sitting in the dining room and the living room. We were happy to see how close we were to downtown where we spent a great deal of our time.
    Honestly, we would go back tomorrow if we needed a place to stay in Ft. Myers and would recommend any of our friends and family to stay there. As far as improvement goes, I can’t think of any.
    Linda

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Linda, you were absolutely wonderful! Thank you for your kind words. I am happy to have you stay at my place again! – Respectful, Ella

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  37. Michelle Classon
    Michelle Classon says:

    Ella was great with communication and quick with her response time. House was very clean, kitchen was stocked with the essentials, and bed sheets and towels were all fresh.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Michelle,

      Thank you so much for your stay and a wonderful review. I hope your life treating you well. All the best in your travels – Respectfully, Ella

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  38. Randy W.
    Randy W. says:

    If you: Seek mtn-top cabin for 2-4 in W-NC w/private setting, appreciate up-scale yet rustic decor and hope for all this at good value – look no more. Bear with us Cabin is: 1. Conveniently located off 441 Pkwy (<2 mi) yet tucked away amongst gorgeous setting atop mtn. Cherokee, Bryson City and Sylva are all within a few minutes drive. 2. A bit challenging to reach – which made for a fun adventure and unbeatable privacy. 2WD SUV is enough, shifted down to 1st w/a bit of acceleration on 2-3 steep sections. 3. Perfectly laid out for 2BR cabin, comfortably furnished and super cozy. 4. Adequately stocked with all basics, well organized and tastefully done. 5. Like new. 6. We did not miss cable/sat TV, and enjoyed DVD's and Netflix movies while unwinding in evening. 7. At top of our list for recommendations and for future stays.
    Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Randy,

      You are absolutely amazing. It was a true pleasure to host someone like you, a very personable guest, who enjoys the life and brings positive to this world. We always welcome to have guests like you. Bring your friends, get discounts!

      Respectfully,

      Ella

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  39. Jillian B.
    Jillian B. says:

    This was our first VRBO cabin vacation and my husband and I were very pleased with our stay. Loved the location;the mountain view and sunrises are beautiful! The cabin had all the comforts of home. We stayed warm and cozy while watching the snow fall. It was 2*F one morning and thankfully the hot water in the shower was hot within seconds! I didn’t want to leave and I can’t wait stay again :)

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Jillian,

      Thank you for your kind words! Yes, I make sure the water is HOT for your convenience, especially after enjoying the snow and the beauty of the mountains. 4 acres are all yours for the time of your stay.

      Respectfully,
      Ella

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  40. Ashly Butler
    Ashly Butler says:

    Amazing place and amazing space!!! Can’t wait to come back for my next mountain retreat. – Thanks Ella!!!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Ashly, I admire people like you, who truly enjoys the life. Going to a private cabin that is located near by the Casino is, as you said, the amazing place to be. I am glad you enjoyed it. I always welcome you back. – All the Best – Ella

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  41. Alanna
    Alanna says:

    The house was exactly as pictured. The Royal Blue Beach suite at the Paradise house was nice. Super clean & everything you need is there. Smart tvs in all of the rooms, front & back deck, memory foam mattresses. Great location, quiet neighborhood & close to everything. I had a great stay! Ella is great when it comes to communication and respect.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Alanna, thank you for your kind world. Communication and Respect is what world keeps going. – Respectfully, Ella

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  42. Naidine
    Naidine says:

    Ella gave us very good directions and instructions for the studio. The place is nicely described in her listing. The place was very clean and we loved the decor and colors. Perfectly located and the area is safe. There’s a convenience store only steps away, a grocery store also walking distance and Publix (another grocery store) less than 2 miles. My 2 friends, my husband and I are completely satisfy with our little get away.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Nadine,

      Thank you for staying at Aqua Beach Suite. I appreciate your kind words and feedback. I would love to have you back over and over again. Welcome to ask for Loyalty discount! I admire people with your positive attitude and energy.

      Respectfully, Ella

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  43. Kristen
    Kristen says:

    The Beach Suite was just as described. Wonderful modern decor, very chill feel. Ella actually happened to be on site when we arrived. Very friendly! The space was clean and the neighborhood was quiet. Beach access, ice cream parlor, restaurants….all just down the street, no need to drive anywhere! The only thing to note is the island was busy during this time of year! Plan on traffic getting on the island if you arrive between noon and 5pm for sure. We took a drive up to Siesta Key for one afternoon also. So much to do here whether on a family vacation or an adult only trip!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Nadine,

      Thank you for staying at Aqua Beach Suite. I appreciate your kind words and feedback. I would love to have you back over and over again. Welcome to ask for Loyalty discount! I admire people with your positive attitude and energy.

      Respectfully, Ella

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Kristen,

      Thank you for the wonderful review. It would be a pleasure to have a guest like you visiting us again. I do not meet many of my guests, because I am always busy making sure all is running smooth. After all one deserves vacation! I am glad that you pick my place as for your stay. I appreciate the heads up on the traffic to all the future guests. I will go head and modify my description as well.

      It would be a pleasure to have you back

      Respectfully,
      Ella

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  44. Alexander Hernandez
    Alexander Hernandez says:

    Very nicely decorated apartment, with excellent beds and furnishing! The fully gassed grill was also a plus! Very close to the beach!! All in all we loved staying here! Very pleased with our choice!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Alexander, I am glad that you enjoying the beach and the Grill. I am a foodie myself and no vacation can go as good if it doe snot have the Grill. The smell of food and the beach is the best combination. I would love to have you again staying with us. Respectfully, Ella

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  45. Nicole Zhang
    Nicole Zhang says:

    Ella was incredibly helpful, caring, and professional. The air conditioning broke right before our arrival, but she made sure that temporary A/C units were installed in each of our bedrooms for our stay. The house is very large and the kitchen is fully stocked with clean and new pots and pans, plates, silverware, etc. Ella’s neighbors who were very nice, friendly, and keep an eye out for Ella’s guests.

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  46. Heath Geister
    Heath Geister says:

    This place was great! By far the best decorated AirBNB if stayed in! The location on the island is good, just far enough from the main road to be quiet all day. The AC was ice cold, everything was clean. It was just my father and I for the 3 days but we did have a total of 9 people in the house for a lunch bbq on a rainy day and there was plenty of room and plenty of seating. Ella s a great host!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Heath, Thank you! I worked on it very hard and now you made me smile. I would love to host you again – Respectfully Ella

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  47. Melany Myers
    Melany Myers says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals is a boutique place that offers beach accommodations at the affordable price. I am a New Yorker, who spends his winters in Florida. Ella’s Accommodations were well reviewed on Google and Yelp. She runs her business in Fort Myers Beach with passion and pride. When I arrived, she happened to be on the site. Very professional, friendly and lovely lady! Beautiful Smile! The beach suite location was fantastic, so close to the beach and restaurants. Beach paradise! Thank you Ella. I would be definitely coming back to stay at Ella’s Vacation Rentals.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Melany, come and stay at my accommodations at anytime. I would always give you 25% discount, based on your loyalty and often visits to Florida. – Respectfully Ella

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  48. Kashi Davis
    Kashi Davis says:

    Excellent stay, just as described! The house was huge and very comfortable for our group. All the linens and towels felt and smelled new and clean, which is something that always makes me feel as though you aren’t just crashing in someone’s house, but that they prepared for guests. Ella was very responsive to our questions, less than an hour from each time we contacted her via email. Would stay again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Kashi, you were an amazing guest. I absolutely loved the freedom that you had at my place. My apology for TV, I should have called Comcast sooner. If you to stay again, please ask me for the discount. I would be happy to host you again!

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  49. Linda Mandano
    Linda Mandano says:

    We felt very welcomed by our host. Our family stopped by before we arrived to check out the house and they called us to say how wonderful Ella was and how beautiful the house was. We arrived to find a bottle of wine waiting for us and a spotless home

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Linda, what a wonderful group you were?! It was an absolutely pleasure having staying in Downtown Fort Myers. Please ask me for discount on your stay! – Respectfully, Ella

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  50. Nicole Zhang
    Nicole Zhang says:

    Ella was incredibly helpful, caring, and professional. The air conditioning broke right before our arrival, but she made sure that temporary A/C units were installed in each of our bedrooms for our stay. The house is very large and the kitchen is fully stocked with clean and new pots and pans, plates, silverware, etc. When we first arrived, we felt that the area that the house is located in is a bit unsafe. However, we did not have any incidents and met Ella’s neighbors who were very nice, friendly, and keep an eye out for Ella’s guests.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Nicole, It was great to have you! I am glad that liked my neighbors. They are a nice couple from Australia. It is always pleasure to host people from California. Respectfully Ella

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  51. Yazmin Carrillo
    Yazmin Carrillo says:

    I had a great experience working with Ella from the moment I made the reservations to our last day at her home.She was fast to respond & was able to accommodate to my needs promptly. The home was beautiful & VERY spacious. Thank you so much Ella!!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Yazmin, thank you so much for being a such considered guest! No one followed up with me as well before. I would love to host you again. Kind Regards, Ella

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  52. Angela Landry
    Angela Landry says:

    Our stay was great! It is located 2 minutes walking from the water. It’s far enough from town square that you’re not surrounded by rowdy-ness but close enough that enjoying the town is a hop and a skip away. The condo was quaint and served our needs perfectly. We had a great time.

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  53. Gil Ackerman
    Gil Ackerman says:

    The entire experience was formidable. From the first contact with Ella to the minute we checked out, Ella was always very eager to accomodate us with all our needs. The unit was spotlessly clean, comfortable and above expectations. Our stay and our whole experience was absolutely marvelous thanks to John and Ella. I highly recommend their hosting to anyone asking. We definitely want to return soon.

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  54. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    Ella was a great hostess! We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and the accommodations were just as described. We had a enjoyable stay and location really is steps from the beach. The outdoor area was perfect for grilling and socializing. We also visited some of the local establishments and everyone was very nice. Would definitely stay again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Melissa, Thank you so much for the compliment. I love being hostess. Russian culture is very hospitable, so am happy to help. I would love to hos you again, a such a lovely group – Respectfully, Ella

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  55. Miguel
    Miguel says:

    This cabin was wonderful. It was in a very neat condition and it had a lot of nice welcoming touches: multiples games, a nice contemporary novel on the side table, small items for the kitchen, games for the kids. The location was fabulous and the view was great. The access road is gravel and a little rough to drive but worth as it gives you access to a nice secluded top of the mountain area. It is about 15-20 min to Cherokee and to Bryson City. Highly recommended

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Miguel, Thank you for your kind words and attention to little details and touches that I was trying to add to the cabin. I put my heart to it and happy that you liked it. – Respectfully, Ella

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  56. Remco Bressers
    Remco Bressers says:

    This suite is exactly as described on airbnb. Beautiful interior (love the blue), great coffee machine. The bed is very nice and above all else, the beach is a 10 minute walk. We really enjoyed our stay and will be glad to come back in the future. Very much recommended.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Remco, thank you so much for staying in Fort Myers Beach and use the accommodations that I offer. I would love to have you back, you the one who takes a word respect and consideration to the whole new level. – Kind Regards, Ella

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  57. Alex Lacayo
    Alex Lacayo says:

    The Royal Blue Beach Suite is a MUST STAY when in Fort Myers! Such a lovely apartment in the absolute perfect location. Ella goes above and beyond as a host; so accommodating and friendly with excellent communication skills. The unit is situated in a nice and quiet neighborhood which is less than a 5 minute walk to the beautiful beach and about 10-15 minutes to downtown. We (a group of 6) stayed there for the 4th of July weekend and had such a great time. We were three couples and we each had our own private bedroom which was great. The pictures shown are very accurate. We had everything we needed there. We used the BBQ grill on the outside deck a lot, along with the amazing Keurig coffee machine. Can’t wait to go back to the Royal Blue Beach Suite!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Alex! – I am so happy that I had an honor to accommodate you and your guests stay here in Fort Myers Beach over the 4th of July! Please come back any time and most importantly always ask me to give you a discount. Thank you Alex, you are my star traveller – Respectfully, Ella

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  58. Diana
    Diana says:

    Ella is wonderful! We felt at home with a VIP concierge.. Ella was super responsive and caring… We loved our vacation! Thank you! :)

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Diana, you made my 4th of July a better holiday! You and your lovely company are always welcomed at my accommodations. Please visit Fort Myers Beach again and if you please contact me so I can give you a discount. People like you I would love to host forever – Respectfully, Ella

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  59. Ahmad
    Ahmad says:

    The apartment was spotless and in a prime location. Ella was quick to reply and very helpful. I would definitely stay again.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Thank you and thank you for the compliment on El Dorado furniture. I would love to host you Tesla, someone is is very positive, spontaneous and respectful. – Kind Regards, Ella

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  60. Owen Cunningham
    Owen Cunningham says:

    The house was perfect for 7 of us coming down to fort myers for a wedding! More than enough room and a really nice place. Although we did not get to meet Ella, the house was very clean and we were even allowed to check in a little bit early. I would highly recommend staying here.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Owen! Than you for your great feed back. I went ahead and purchased a few baking trays so from now own a big family can have plenty of pans for backing turkey, vegetable and pies. If it was not for you, I would not have known! Come and stay with me again. I will give you a European discount! – Respectfully, Ella

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  61. Curt Larsen
    Curt Larsen says:

    Ella emailed us to let us know the house was ready and left cold drinks in the frig. Ella’s house is on the edge of an industrial neighborhood, but comfortable and safe. As other reviews have stated, the house is huge and all updates are of high quality. Five of us shared this house and had room to be together or relax privately. Ella’s house is a work in process and we are sure that each guest will find more amenities as time goes by. We did not have the opportunity to meet Ella, Bit say thank you for a relaxing stay in Ft. Myers.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Curt, thank you for your stay. Yes, it is work in progress. It has been only listed less then a few month. I just added the iron and the iron board. Thank you for heads up on all the feedback. I will take it all into the consideration. I will take more pics! Thank you again. You guys were wonderful. Ella

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  62. Robert Pannell
    Robert Pannell says:

    The Apartment was just as advertised. Very Clean and beautifully furnished. Short walk to the beach. Well stocked. Our host was very responsive. We would stay again.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Robert, thank you for your stay and for your kind words. Thank you on the compliment for being clean. I just hired new cleaning crew and it means a lot to me to know that they do a great job! – Thank you Ella

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  63. Gautam Bajaj
    Gautam Bajaj says:

    The property was exactly as shown in the pictures and is literally steps away from the beach! The location is absolutely perfect for a beach getaway. There is a convenience store right across the street and is ideal to get a few groceries, as we made meals every night. Ella was very helpful and responded quickly when there were a few glitches with our lock and we couldn’t get in. Overall, it was a great stay and I would definitely recommend this anyone that’s looking to be close to the beach – it pretty much is your “private beach location”.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Gautam, I am glad that you like your private perfect get away. I am so happy that the lock smith that I called arrived 15 min later and you were able to catch the airplane! I always welcome you to stay at Ella’s Vacation Rentals – Respectfully, Ella

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  64. Chantal Sanchez
    Chantal Sanchez says:

    Ella was always available for any questions that i may have had. She allowed us early check in and late check out! The place was super cute and was in a great location. The beach was right across the street. You are basically within minutes of things to do such as the pier. The accommodations themselves were great. The place is updated and well stocked. In the back is a washer and dryer as well as a cupboard of supplies if you ran out. We went with a toddler and a baby and the space was good enough. It was a little small but it worked for our needs since we were out most of the day anyway. The bathroom is in the center of the place between the living/kitchen and the additional bedroom so if it was 4 adults it would be a little awkward. There are wall units in the back room and front room not the big bedroom. You will need to leave the door to one room open to get some air. I think addition of fans would help this out greatly.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Chantal, Thank you for you stay and the kind words. I do my best to take all the suggestions and implement it as soon as the time permits so the future guests enjoy their stay. – Respectfully, Ella

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  65. Liz Ann
    Liz Ann says:

    Ella’s Sky Blue Beach Suite was everything that she described! Clean, super cute & great distance from the beach. Had coffee for us & THE MOST COMFORTABLE BED ever!

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  66. Bill & Ivonne Blank
    Bill & Ivonne Blank says:

    Ella’s instructions for arrival and check in were complete and accurate…no problems getting in and situated.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Bill & Ivonne, you feedback is most helpful. I am happy about you staying in Fort Myers Beach. – Respectfully, Ella

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  67. Marguerite Athawes
    Marguerite Athawes says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals is place where everything was as described, it was really nicely decorated and it had absolutely everything we needed. It was perfectly clean and the bedrooms were awesome!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Marguerite, your group was absolutely wonderful. My cleaning lady told me that you guys left place clean. I am happy to host you again. If you too come back please contact me so I could give you and all your friends discounts. – Respectfully, Ella

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  68. Aleida Rivas
    Aleida Rivas says:

    I recently celebrated my 25th Anniversary at Ella’s beach suite. The place looks just as pictured. It is very modern, cozy, clean and well equipped. The beds are super comfortable as well. Plenty of sitting area outside and grills. Be prepared with plenty of mosquitoes repellents if you plan to spend sometime by the grill during the evening. We had a couple of torches with citronella oil and managed to keep just a few away. The white sandy beach, which is within walking distance was nice and peaceful. Restaurants and music is found a short drive away. My family and I enjoyed our stay here. Ella was a great host as she was very responsive. This place and the beach will forever be part of our family memories.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Aleida, Welcome to come back at any time. It would be an honor to give you a good discounts and to all your friends. You were one of my best guests! Thank you for your kindness and your stay. Thank you for heads up for the mosquitoes gatherings near the grill. I will do both, get something for the mosquitoes and I will put in descriptions of the properties. I live in Florida now, so I am used to those little things flying around… Thank you again! – Respectfully, Ella

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  69. Henry Gardunio
    Henry Gardunio says:

    Awesome place right off the beach. Ella made checking in and out such a breeze. I would definitely stay here again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Henry, I am offering you a life time loyalty discounts if you to come back. Just contact me prior making your next reservation. – Thank you for your stay, Respectfully Ella

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  70. Morgan Browne
    Morgan Browne says:

    The apartment was exactly as shown in the pictures. Close to a Publix and many restaurants and just a short walk to the beach. Very clean and comfortable and we would love to stay again next summer! Thank you Ella!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Morgan, great! I am happy to hear that you would come back to stay at the beach accommodations. Please contact me prior that, so I could give you a loyalty discount! – Respectfully, Ella

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  71. Melinea Holman
    Melinea Holman says:

    It was perfect. Clean clean clean. Elle was the perfect host. Response time was immediate and everything was in order. I would stay again and I highly recommend her properties in the future.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Melinea, Thank you for your kind words. I truly appreciate your review. I would love to host you again. – Respectfully, Ella

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  72. Annelise Triana
    Annelise Triana says:

    Ella was very sweet and let me know weeks in advance that she would be out of town while we were gone. The place was clean, welcoming, and just as described. We enjoyed having a barbecue outside one night and being so close to the water that we could walk over at any time – definitely a plus! I would definitely recommend this place!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Annelise, I am glad that I was able to accommodate two large groups at the same home. I always welcome you to say. I am adding you to my #EllasVIPclub for all your future stay, where you will have life time loyal discount – Respectfully, Ella

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  73. Benjamin R.
    Benjamin R. says:

    Spent 4 awesome days at Ella’s cozy mountain retreat! Cabin offers unique view onto Great Smoky Mountains. It is very clean and comfortable. We spent lots of time on the covered porch staring at the sunsets. Ella (the owner) tops it all with outstanding service and was quick to reply to any questions we had. My family highly recommends this cottage to anyone wanting to unwind in nature, with the comforts of home.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Benjamin, I admire your kindness and appreciation. In our day and age, those qualities are rare. Please always contact me prior your next stay in NC and Florida, I would love to offer you and your family life time loyal discount.Have guest like you would be an honor – Respectfully, Ella

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  74. Yarissa Rodriguez
    Yarissa Rodriguez says:

    Great Spacious House. Very comfortable for our party and then some. We had a great time hosting our out of town family members at Ella’s Beautiful House and appreciate all of her help. If in the area, this house is a must BOOK!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Yarissa, You will be alway on my VIP list for a life time loyalty discount. Thank you for being low maintenance and respectful guest. – Kind Regards, Ella

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  75. Jacob Deitz
    Jacob Deitz says:

    This was my girlfriend and I’s first trip to Fort Myers Beach, and Ella made it perfect! She was always quick to respond throughout the whole process, and was always willing to help if needed! The space was awesome, very clean, and located in a great spot for any sort of activities (beach, Lover’s Key State Park, Time Square, and right around the corner from the best breakfast spot in Fort Myers Beach). We would definitely stay here again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Joe, Thank you! I also appreciate your note in regards that room was not ready by 4PM. I have fired old crew and hired new! This 5PM check in was not acceptable! – Thank you Ella

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  76. Virginia Tippie
    Virginia Tippie says:

    My girlfriend and I very much enjoyed our stay at “Bear with Us” cabin. It was delightful to sit out on the deck overlooking the valley. We also really enjoyed cooking our breakfasts and dinners in the well stocked kitchen. Our days were spent exploring the beautiful surrounding area including the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a wonderful place to stay. There were some small glitches but Ella was responsive to our text and email queries. We highly recommend “Bear with Us” cabin.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Response from you: Virginia, thank you for your stay. As I mentioned, I was (believe it or not) nervous to host another AirBnB host. I am glad that you enjoy your stay. I am looking forward meeting you in person some day, here in naples! Thank you Thank you Thank you, you are absolutely wonderful! – Respectfully, Ella

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  77. Karla Meza
    Karla Meza says:

    It was an amazing trip for me and my family. Place was amazing very clean it felt really cozy. Neighbors were really friendly at all times.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Karla, I am offering you a life time loyalty discount for all your future stay. YOU were one of my best guests! Thank you, Ella

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  78. Lorenz Pruss
    Lorenz Pruss says:

    Bear with me reader – I’m not the greatest at sounding sentimental in a review :-) Anyway, we had an excellent time. Ella’s Vacation Rentals is located a few dozen feet from the beach and is in easy walking distance. We were two families with three kids and the distance to the beach and assorted beach toys, chairs, board, and umbrellas were great. The place itself is well decorated with ample beds, furniture, and TVs (which are equipped with functioning cable and Netflix – actively used by the kids at night). We had more than enough space for everyone to lounge about and rest up for playtime at the beach. Much to our pleasant surprise, our host also had available utensils, towels, and even laundry detergent. We were very happy and would totally return.

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  79. Russell McGarry
    Russell McGarry says:

    The house was ideal for 4 golfers. Everything was clean and easy to find. Even when the washing maching needed a repair, Ella collected our laundry and returned it all the next day. The town was a great place to hang out and only a 30 minute walk or $7 in a taxi (UBER would be cheaper). Great house though and we all had a great holiday. Thanks, Russell.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Russell, thank you for your kindness. Thank you! Please bring all your European friends and I will give you a good discount to all your future say to your and all your friends. Respectfully, Ella

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  80. Lauryn Williams
    Lauryn Williams says:

    This is HUGE space that is great if you have a large group of people traveling and want to all be under one roof.

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  81. Andrew Babcock
    Andrew Babcock says:

    “We arrived early and were able to get in after contacting Ella it made the first day easy. The House was nice and beautiful the location was perfect for what we were there for. The only real issues we the lack of AC in the living room the fans were ok but not quite enough. Also the larger couch dipped in the middle and was supported by a stone and board. Overall it was a nice haven for myself and friends with easy access to just about everything you might want to do in Fort Myers”

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Andrew, Thank you for your great input. I definitely take actions on your suggestions. This week, I will get a brand new couch! I hope you enjoy you stay. Please come back and I would love to give you a discount. – Respectfully, Ella

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  82. Brandon Burkhardt
    Brandon Burkhardt says:

    Our stay at the Ella’s Ft. Myers Beach rental was great. Some unexpected circumstances ended up having us moved into the 3 bedroom unit. Ella was very accommodating and everything in the rental was clean and ready for our stay. It was stocked with basic necessities (soap, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, dish soap, bath towels, laundry detergent, etc). The location was excellent and within walking distance of several bars, the beach, grocery store, and most importantly – HEAVINLY BISCUIT on Mango Street. Seriously, go there for breakfast if you stay here. We did have a rental car, and I would advise anyone coming here to have some sort of transportation (at least bikes, if not a car). Lover’s Key State Park is a nearby destination I highly recommend. Also, don’t park your car in the library parking lot and leave it there after hours. You won’t be able to get it out until the morning. Learned that the hard way.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Hello guys! Thank you for your stay! I was happy to up grade you. In all the future stay I would love to offer you a great discount or a free upgrade for being understanding. I really appreciate the suggesting about the Heavenly Biscuit. I eat there a lot. I will go head and add it to my description!! so every one head down to Mango st! – Thank you, Respectfully, Ella

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  83. Rebecca Thiele
    Rebecca Thiele says:

    Ella was a very good host. She responded to my inquiries rather quickly. The house is AMAZING. ITs small and cozy. I had a lot of schoolwork to get done, but the internet was fast and constant, which is great to have!! The most important thing is for every person to realize, THAT VIEW IS PHENOMONAL. the sunsets behind the trees, but the clouds above the mountain view change colors and provide a fantastic evening show. The house is on a dirt road, and we did have a bit of trouble finding it in the middle of the night, but it was so worth it to walk into a pristinely clean, newly renovated cabin and wake up to a view of the mountains (Not to mention it makes for a pleasant and challenging walking road in the fall). Most of the neighbors are friendly and we rarely heard a peep from anybody. The nearby towns of Sylva and Dillsboro are filled with quaint shops and hometown restaurants. Ella let us know about a farmstand and it had fantastic veggies and jams. The antique shops were well priced, which is rare. The drive to Gatlinburg is BEAUTIFUL through the Smoky Mountains. We would stay here again and again.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Rebecca, Thank you for your stay and an amazing review and feedback. I love that phenomenal view myself, but could not describe it as well as you have. When I get a chance I drive up there myself. It takes me only 11 hours. I get the kettle and the tea and just sit in peace on the deck looking at the smokey clouds brushing against the mountains… Your review makes me go there back again . . . Thank you, thank you , thank you… – Kind Regards, Ella

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  84. Ami & Ramona Rodrigues
    Ami & Ramona Rodrigues says:

    I will write this feedback in german…there are many in english :) Ella`s Apartment ist genauso wie beschrieben. Es liegt unmittelbar am Strand von Fort Myers. Das einchecken ist total unkompliziert per Code. Die Größe war für uns 7 Personen vollkommen ausreichend. 3 Schlafzimmer und es gab noch eine Schlafcouch. Die Küche hat alles was man braucht. Vor dem Eingang befanden sich noch Strand Utensilien, wie Sonnenschirm, Liegestühle etc. Wir waren begeistert, da es für den Preis kein vergleichbares Hotelzimmer gab. Die Kommunikation per email war schnell und hilfreich. Vielen lieben Dank für die erholsamen Tage :) Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      I have translated and thrilled about your feedback/review:
      “Apartment is exactly as described . It is located directly on the beach in Fort Myers . Check-in is totally uncomplicated by code . The size was 7 people perfectly adequate for us . 3 bedrooms and there was a sofa bed . The kitchen has everything you need . At the entrance still beach utensils such as umbrellas, deck chairs etc. were We were thrilled because there were no comparable hotel room for the price . Communication via email was quick and helpful . Thank you so much for the relaxing days :) We’ll be back !”
      Yes, definitely a way cheaper then hotel and also I have concierge service available now, with all kind s of helpful recommendations where to eat and drink or take a boat ride.
      Thank you for your stay!!! – Respectfully, Ella

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  85. Jamie Hanagan
    Jamie Hanagan says:

    The apartment was clean. Just a 3 minute walk to the beach. It was nice that the place is not too close to the pier and large hotels; there was more space on the beach!! I don’t think the suite would be comfortable or private enough for more than 1 couple but for one couple, it was perfect!

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  86. Miranda Imrie
    Miranda Imrie says:

    The royal blue was amazing and we had a ton of fun on the trip. The apartment is right near the beach and a bunch of good restaurants. The place was clean and comfortably slept 7 of us. I would stay here again.

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  87. Raul De Jesus
    Raul De Jesus says:

    I have to say I am very happy with the property and the service provided by Ella. Everything was as described and we were able to get comfortable instantly. The apartment was very clean and cozy. The beach was only steps away. We enjoyed the weekend so much my children did not want to leave. Ella was able to accomodate us when we requested to stay some extra time after checkout. In all, we are very happy with the decision and will definetly consider visiting again.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Raul, Thank you. I am very flexible when it is low season, especially for some one like you, respectful and considered. Please come back for a loyalty / special rates as well as for very late check-out. It was a pleasure to host you in Fort Myers Beach. You are on my VIP/discount list now – Respectfully, – Ella

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  88. Ke Sheng
    Ke Sheng says:

    We drove the circle three times to find the exact house, since there was no sign in front of the house. Everything else is perfect though. You can find all the thins you want in the house and the view from the balcony is wonderful!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Ke! Thank you for your stay. The circle road is less then a mile with a few houses. I hope that the hand drawn maps, google maps screen shoot, the pictures and the typed directions that I send to you as I send to every singe guest were helpful.

      Yes, the view is magnificent!

      I would love to host you again. Thank you of your stay – Respectfully, Ella

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  89. Candice Mock
    Candice Mock says:

    Ella was a great host and had the house very clean for us on our arrival. The kitchen was stocked with coffee and tea which was a big help. The neighborhood to us was fine We still felt safe enough to walk downtown. The house had an interesting layout, but it was definitely good enough for us as we weren’t at the house that often. Would absolutely come back if we needed to be in the area!

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  90. Cherie Snyder
    Cherie Snyder says:

    Ella’s home was lovely – a cabin nestled in the woods with a beautiful porch overlooking the Smokies, a working log fireplace, and very secluded. Only 10 minutes from Great Smokies National park and the highway back to Charlotte NC. Very clean…and Ella was very helpful in all ways!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Cherie, Thank you for everything, the communication, the respect and the suggestion to put up the vacation rentals sign in front of the home. I am happy to do so. I am looking forward to your return! – Thank you, Ella

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  91. Tim Vetters
    Tim Vetters says:

    The Location is as promised, right next to the beach. You should definitely follow the breakfast recommendations. Delicious! The apartment is as shown on the pictures. We had a few issues which were handled very professional.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Tim, great thank you. Hosting is my passion and a hobby. I traveled the world, so I want to make sure I pass the karma. Yet, I run it all with at most professionalism. – I am glad you enjoy your stay – I am looking forward to your return – Respectfully, Ella

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  92. Ershadur Rahman
    Ershadur Rahman says:

    Beautiful place to unwind in the woods. The house was as described and has everything you need for your stay and more. The part we loved the most was the sun deck. You can spend hours looking at the beautiful sight of the mountains. I recommend this place to people seeking a relaxing time out in nature.

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  93. Venessa P.
    Venessa P. says:

    We loved everything about this place. Perfect location, gorgeous beaches, comfortable accommodations. Lovely spot to eat outside, the sunsets are to die for. The owners were so helpful and nice. Nothing negative to say and an overall fantastic experience. Thanks for the memories!
    Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers

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  94. Greg
    Greg says:

    The home is indeed huge. Overall it was a satisfactory stay and the host was accommodating and responsive. We notified our host that we would be arriving late. It was after 9 PM when we arrived and the home was well lit up for us. We did not have to go into a dark house…this was thoughtful. The neighborhood is modest and mixed, but quiet and not unsafe. It was convenient to our son’s wedding venue and close to Edison-Ford Museum/Estate. The house was clean and spacious with a pleasant décor, tile floors thruout. It would suit a large family gathering easily. The home was air-conditioned by multiple window units and it was cool enough if a bit noisy. The kitchen was well appointed & large, the appliances good. Several overhead fixtures in the family room needed bulbs replaced. Four queen bedrooms but none had a good place to open suit case, (other than the bed), or any drawer space; only hanging space. A simple bureau and suitcase racks or a bench would have been welcomed. This home had multiple small step up and step down throughout the space. It was not a problem for us. The master BR w/ a bath required 2 steps up to access the shower, tub, and toilet. A full laundry room was great since we were there a week. The home was a good value for it’s size & we could recommend it.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Greg, your family was one of the most considered guests. Yes, I try to leave lights, AC running, so it will be comfortable from the moment one arrives. I definitely will go head and find the suitcase racks that one can use to put the suite case on in addition to the side tables. Thank you for leaving me a lot of handwritten notes, those are appreciated. Thank you for the flowers! All the best and hopefully I host you again soon, Kind Regards, Ella

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  95. Felipe Castro
    Felipe Castro says:

    Great house one block away from everything you need. Convenient store, bike rental, ice cream, liquor store, and most importantly The Beach! The apt has everything you need, even an air mattress if you have extra guess. The kitchen had all the utensils we needed and the deck was perfect for an afternoon BBQ. I highly recommend Ella’s place for your stay in Fort Myers.

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  96. Sonterra Ross
    Sonterra Ross says:

    Absolutely wonderful place to stay! Clean, funky, close to the beach. Perfect for my needs. Friendly neighborhood.

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  97. Adriana Tomas
    Adriana Tomas says:

    Ella was very friendly and welcoming in the communications ahead of arrival. The unit was exactly as depicted in the photos. Lots of windows and a nice color palette made it very bright and happy even in cloudy, rainy days. The unit was impeccably clean. Beds were very comfortable. The unit is a short walk to the beach. Also within short walking distance there were a supermarket, nice library, a lovely nature reserve, bank, a very popular coffee house, and shops/food places. Massive road construction project along Estero Blvd made it for nightmarish stop-and-go traffic and difficult walking along that street (this was an unpleasant surprise but we read online that the project will be finished in mid-November). Otherwise, the unit is great for beach, sightseeing, as well as evening activities. We highly recommend visiting Lover’s Key State Park as well as taking a walk around Bowditch Point Park and the Matanzas Pass Nature Preserve.

    Ella was very welcoming in her communications, she helped us feel on vacation even before starting the trip! Unit location is excellent. Lots of windows and color palette make the unit very bright and happy. It was impeccably clean. Toiletries and coffee/tea were also nice touches. We loved the no-key door lock!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Adriana, Thank you for all your stay, your comments, your suggestions and your kind heart. I truly appreciate you taking the time to write. It it helpful to both myself and the future guests. I would love you to come back to stay with me again.. I like hosting guests who have a great communication skill and impeccable attention to the details. That is the only way I can improvement in my service, for which I always strive – Respectfully, Ella

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  98. Oliver Glasner
    Oliver Glasner says:

    Die Wohnung war sauber und genau wie auf den Bildern zu sehen eingerichtet, was uns sehr gut gefallen hat, für 2 Personen ist die Wohnung perfekt. Zum Strand sind es quer über die Straße nur wenige Meter. Ein Supermarkt ist auch nur wenige hundert Meter entfernt. In der Umgebung gab es viele verschiedene Restaurants und Bars. Ein Waschsalon war auch mit dem Auto in paar Minuten zu erreichen. Haben uns wohl gefühlt und kann jeden die Wohnung empfehlen, der ein wenig Entspannung am Meer sucht. Es gab zwar Anfangs ein Missverständnis, aber wir gehen davon das es wirklich nur ein Missverständnis war, da wir hier in den Bewertungen nicht ähnliches gefunden haben.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Vielen Dank für Ihren Aufenthalt. Ich schätze Sie überprüfen , so dass alle zukünftigen Gäste können davon profitieren. Bitte komm zurück. Ich würde lieben , Sie wieder zu hosten. – Respekt , Ella

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Thank you Norbert! You were absolutely great. I admire independent and low key, cool guests! – All the best to you! – Ella

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  99. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Our family enjoyed the spacious rooms and roomy kitchen and dining areas. We had easy access to downtown and the beaches. If you have young children, try the Imaginarium for interactive science and fun.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Thank you for your stay, your comments and for your kind heart. It was pleasure hosting you in DownTown Fort Myers, FL. Nothing can beat convenience! – Respectfully, Ella

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  100. Brett Organ
    Brett Organ says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Coral Reef Beach Suite. The placed look just like the pictures provided and is located just off the beach. The thing that surprised me the most was how unbelievably comfortable the beds were. Will not hesitate to rent from Ella in the future. Excellent communication and friendly person. Thanks!!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Brett, Thank you for your stay and the complements on the beds! Those a new foam beds. Only a couple of people did not like them, but most said it was a heaven to be sleeping in those. Please come back. It would be an honor to host your group again! – Kind Regards, Ella

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  101. Bradley Serbu
    Bradley Serbu says:

    Ella was an excellent host up front, and during the trip. We had a great time, and she resolved any issues we had during our stay promptly. I would stay there again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Bradley, I was happy to accept your last minute reservation. I am happy to notify me about the the issue. I am strict with my maintenance guy, but he is human and makes mistakes. I sent him to the place immediately after your reported me the problem. I am glad you did, other wise how I would have known? Thank you!

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  102. Cayla Techlin
    Cayla Techlin says:

    Ella’s rainbow suite was perfect for a girls weekend away! It is extremely close to the beautiful, white sand beach and so clean. The grocery store is about a block away, which is convenient. I would love to stay here again in the future!

    It’s clean, exactly as described, and much closer to the beach than we expected. You were great to work with, which is much appreciated. We had a little bit of a difficult time finding the place at night as the individual apartments are not labeled as #5 or #6. We actually had another guest try to get into our apartment late at night because they couldn’t find their place.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Cayla, Thank you for your stay. I am glad that the proximity to the beach was OK with you. Please come back. I would love to offer you a loyalty discount! – Respectfully, Ella

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  103. Lindsey Howery
    Lindsey Howery says:

    Ella’s Beach Suite was clean, conveniently located and had all the ammenities we were looking for. With 3 bedrooms (all decorated exactly the same), it was more than enough space for just the two of us. Even though there are two units below this suite, we never heard any noise from the neighbors.

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  104. Bob S
    Bob S says:

    Had an excellent three (3) day stay, and loved the location and area. Everything in the apartment is in good working condition, clean and the apartment was well appointed (lacking nothing). Ella graciously extended requested courtesies and replied quickly. The only “negative” is the major construction project, on the main road, which backs up traffic for miles and makes daytime travel a chore. While this isn’t Ella’s doing, I will postpone future trips until the work is finished.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Bob, thank you for your great input. Please come back. It would be a pleasure to have you as my guests. – Best Regards, Ella

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  105. Norman
    Norman says:

    Kleines sauberes Strandhaus. Wie auf den Bildern zu sehen, super Lage in Ft Myers Beach. Eine Strasse muss man überqueren um zum Quarzsandstrand zu kommen. Publix ist zwei Strassen weiter und zu den Bars/Restaurants/Pier sind es 5 min mit dem Auto. Kommunikation mit Ella war super.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Du hast meinen Tag gemacht. Ich trully schätzen Ihre Präsenz in einem der Strandapartments , die ich anbiete . Ich dachte ernsthaft , dass Sie von den Alligatoren gefressen (nur würden Sie wissen, was ich meine – Es war so lustig !) Vielen Dank für Manking mich laught . Gäste wie Sie sind selten. Bitte kommen Sie zurück und fragen mich, für 10% Rabatt. – Respekt , Ella

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  106. Tish Lennings
    Tish Lennings says:

    Ella provided everything we needed including dish washing liquid, towels, soap, pots, pan, etc… It was so easy to just walk in and feel right at home. We relaxed, we cooked and we barbequed during our stay. Wonderful experience!! The unit was clean and spacious. Plenty of room for (4) four women. Smart TV’s in two of the bedrooms and in the living room. We logged into Pandora, Netflix and Hulu during our stay. Heads up: The bedroom with the balcony does not have a TV and will received a lot of traffic since everyone must walk through it to get to the back patio. This place was further from the beach than we had hoped. You will need to cross the main road and then walk over to the public beach entrance. But not a huge deal. I would also not suggest walking to times square because of all the construction and traffic on the main road. Overall: A Great experience. I would definitely rent from Ella again!!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Tish! Thank you for your stay! I appreciate your detailed input in regards to traffic on Island as well as other notes in regards to TV and bedroom. They city promised to finish it before the season starts. I will take your input and will recommend for everyone to rent a bike, since the island is about 7 miles long. I will go head now and modify my description. That is the only way I can improve my service for the benefit to all my future guests! I am looking forward to your return!! – Respectfully, Ella

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Short and Sweet! You were absolutely wonderful. Thank you for your stay and see you next time! Happy Upcoming New Year. – All the best, Ella

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  107. María Marciales
    María Marciales says:

    The neighborhood was a little suspect but the location was unbeatable as my sister lived a block away on Palm Beach Blvd. Ella was unable to accommodate my early checkin but was very honest and timely with her email responses and reasons (previous tenant, not host). The two separate “wings” allowed my mother in law to have some quiet/privacy away from us and the kids. Communication with Ella about accessing the home and house rules were very appropriate and easy to understand.

    The size of the great room was great for my children to run around. The new sectional couch was AWESOME, allowing for enough space for all to be seated. Love the keyless front door. The dining space was great for Thanksgiving dinner. We added a few things to the house – new bathmat in the purple bath, plastic pitcher in kitchen for drink etc and additional table cloth (flannel backed) underneath current dining room table cloth (to protect against hot plates burning wood) A few more area rugs in the bedrooms (specifically master bedroom).

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Julie, I am very happy that you enjoy your stay. I am very happy to learn that you loved my new sectional couch. It arrived 2 hours prior your arrival. Now, I am going to go and get a couple of new rugs just to make it better. Please come back. I would love to host you and your group. Please always ask for the loyalty discount. – Respectfully, Ella

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  108. Kate D
    Kate D says:

    We rented the 3-bedroom top floor of the Royal Blue Suite for a 30th birthday weekend on Fort Myers Beach. It was a great place to spend a weekend with friends and family with plenty of space, a large kitchen and deck, close to the beach, and within walking distance to many of the restaurants and bars. There is a grocery just a few blocks down for any food needs and a convenience store at the end of the block for quick beer and water pickup. Ella provides a whole packet of restaurant and activity ideas for out of town visitors to help you get a feel for the area. She’s done a great job updating the space with modern decor and comfy beds. We loved the lounge chairs on the back deck! We’ll be staying with Ella for our next FMB trip and I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a condo and a great person to work with. We actually met her on the last day when she came by and I look forward to staying in this property or one of her other options sometime soon.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Kate, Thank YOU and your lovely group for your stay. Even thou, you guys had a party, the place was left almost spotless! I absolutely loved your attitude, appreciating and laid back personality! Please welcome to stay with me at any time. Respectfully, Ella

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  109. Roger Tise
    Roger Tise says:

    Took a trip to the Smokey Mountains with my family to take a ride on the Polar Express in December. We stayed in the Bear With Us Cabin and it was fantastic! Great location…very convenient to the state park and also very secluded which added to the overall experience. The cabin was just as described in the listing, was very comfortable, and was stocked with everything we needed. Thanks again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Roger! I was very comfortable with hosting you. Thank you for your independence, appreciation and note about that place being very secluded. Please come back! I would love to host you again, again and for many years to come! – Kind Regards, Ella

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  110. Hubert Nowacki
    Hubert Nowacki says:

    I think we had one of the best Airbnb experience with Ella at Royal Blue Beach Suite. She was on top of everything and everything was exactly as described (or even better). I wish there were more hosts like Ella. The place was very nice and super clean. It was also very private and had a big porch, where you could sit on nice beach chairs. You could also grill food and adore the garden downstairs, which really felt like at home. Beach was a couple minutes of walk and was very nice with fine flour like white sand. Tons of bars and restaurants that were also a walking distance from the place. Basically everything was around. Ella thanks for having us. Hope we will stay again with you. Thanks, Hubert

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  111. Scott Krasner
    Scott Krasner says:

    Ella was very accommodating about our early arrival, and responsive throughout if an issue arose. The property was in perfect shape, and true to the description steps from the beach. The location was easily accessible to Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Naples, all of which we visited. Ella, thanks, we look forward to visiting again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Scott! Thank you for your review, feedback and suggestions. That is the only way I can improve. Yes, the place is about 3 miles away from the Time Square. I have places Royal Blue Beach Suite that is in the walking distance to Time Square. I have Sea View Beach Suite with high ceilings. Next time you come, I will take care of you and suggest you other beach suite! – Thank you for your stay and respect – Kind Regards, Ella

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  112. Leslie Clark
    Leslie Clark says:

    Ella was a great host and was very responsive and helpful. The neighborhood was realatively quiet, extremely close to the beach :), and a short walk to the Trolley stop.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Leslie, thank you for the suggestions on older beach chairs! I appreciate your stay. Please come back. I would love to host you again – Respectfully, Ella

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  113. Jac Carfagno
    Jac Carfagno says:

    Ella was AWESOME! Her unit was amazing clean, great location and all the little extras. Gas grill, beach chairs and beach matts. Location was great, just a two minute walk to the beach. Ella was great at contacting me with all the check in information. I cant wait to return and rent her 3 bedroom upstairs unit.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Jac! Thank you. YOU are AWESOME! Please come back. Please always ask for a discount, upgrades… It was a pleasure to host you in Fort Myers Beach – Very Truly Yours, Ella

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  114. Leon Christion Jr
    Leon Christion Jr says:

    The provided maps and verbal descriptions were extremely helpful in finding the cabin, as the roads are not clearly marked and difficult to discern a driveway from the gravel road at times.. The guidance documents were much appreciated. Entry instructions were clear and concise.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Leon, I am happy that you found the cabin without problems. It is very secluded, and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for mentioning more close hiking options, like Pinnacle Park! I hope to host you again. – Have a wonderful day, Ella

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  115. Vicki Lieber
    Vicki Lieber says:

    Ella, was very helpful and responded quickly to my questions via email. This small and quaint duplex was within an easy 3 block walking distance to Ft Myers Beach and only a 20 minute walk to the Ft Myers Pier. The facility had assess to a washer and dryer with laundry detergent available; beach gear including beach chairs and umbrella; and a small but fully equipped kitchen. It was a great price for the location and we would stay here again if needed.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Vicki, Thank you for your stay, for your kind words. Please come back I would love to host you again. – Respectfully, Ella

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  116. Laura Fleites
    Laura Fleites says:

    This was such a great New Years experience. We spent 2 nights 3days by the beach. The location was easy to find, entering the home was simple thanks to the lock system. Upon entering it was very clean and spacious. My husband and I traveled with our two boys 8 & 3 who enjoyed every moment. We arrived New Year’s Eve and were able to enjoy the beautiful fire works of Fort Myers pier right from the beach as well as letting go of our wish lantern. New Year’s Day was spent all day on the beach. We took a small tent to stay on the beach and enjoy the day. All our meals were enjoyed in the house I took all the food prepared and marinated as to not waste anytime. The stove and range was small but it works. All linens and towels were very clean thanks. The only thing that was not my taste for comfort was the beds, they were water beds being pregnant as well didn’t make it any better. But even still I would return at anytime. This is enjoyable for families or couples as my husband and I enjoyed a night walk on the beach under the stars by ourselves

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Laura, what a wonderful experience?! I am glad to hear about your happy New Year celebration. About the water beds, those beds are foam beds. Most people love it but on occasion, some do not. I definitely need to note it in my description. I have more properties with regular high quality mattresses. Welcome to com back. I would love to host you in Fort Myers beach. Thank you for your stay! – Kind Regards, Ella

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  117. Erin McCauley
    Erin McCauley says:

    This adorable one bedroom condo is just what we needed! Our family of four (2 adults, 2 children ages 9 and 11) primarily needed a place to sleep and clean up after a day at the beach since we spent most of the time with the rest of our family in a larger condo a block a way. The recent remodel made the condo bright and comfortable. The bathroom is beautiful, and the red, black & white motif gives the place a fun, clean, modern vibe. We were pleasantly surprised by the huge, shaded deck in the courtyard, which is perfect for enjoying breakfast in the morning, a good book in the afternoon, and drinks at night. The owner has put a lot of time and effort into restoring the property, and it shows! Once the units in the main building are finished, this is an ideal vacation spot for groups with multiple families who want to socialize together but stay in separate quarters. For us, the close proximity to beach access and Publix makes this the best location on the island. Ella and her staff were extremely welcoming and go above and beyond to keep the condo clean and well maintained. Since it is a cozy space, this is ideal for 2-3 adults only or 2 adults with 1-2 children ages 12 and under. Thank you, Ella, for providing us with a great place to stay! We have already recommended you to family members who want to stay in Ft. Myers Beach in the upcoming year and look forward to renting from you again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Erin! Thank you for your appreciation! Yes, the court yard is huge, the deck has table and chairs now. Thank you for your recommendation to your family members. Please do not forget to mention that I will give your family members loyalty discounts. I am happy you liked it. Please come back. I love hosting respectful guests like you – Kind Regards, Ella

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  118. Jesse Ferguson
    Jesse Ferguson says:

    This rental was clean, safe, and accurate as described. The space is very small and worked fine for my wife and I. I think it could have accommodated my two young kids as well if we had them with us, but I think it would be too cramped with more than 1 more adult joined us (although technically, it can sleep six). We had no contact or interactions with the host outside of the initial house instructions that were sent to us after booking and we didn’t need too. Everything was as described. Other notes: -The mattresses are very soft (a foam material). -The area is very congested. This location was actually good as it is only slightly removed from the congested area. As there is only one road to get off of the island, this is close to that road and limited the traffic that we sat in. -It is walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and bike rental places. -It is about a 15 minute drive from Lover’s Key State Park and beach which I’d recommend.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Jesse, I am glad that you value the located, being a bit away from the downtown of Fort Myers Beach, and spent more time at the beach then in traffic. Thank you of being respectful an great in communication. During the season the Island gets very busy… Thank you of your stay. Ella

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  119. Luminita R
    Luminita R says:

    I rented this place during the Thanksgiving holiday and since I have a 18 month baby , I requested an early check in. The owner responded immediately to my request and allowed me to check few hours earlier. I was very pleased with this place. It was clean, endowed and most importantly, very close to the beach.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Luminita, It was a true pleasure to host your lovely family at the beach accommodation. I am glad that you like it. I try to accommodate early check-in and late check-out at the best of capacity. Please come back and stay at the beach accommodations that I offer. Respectfully, Ella

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  120. Michael H
    Michael H says:

    The Luv Shack is a wonderful place. We really enjoyed the weekend as well. Also the beach is a few steps away and so is Publix which made everything easy. We’re coming back in June to enjoy this place once again. Thanks

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Michael, You made my day! Yes, I am happy you call my Red Apple Beach Suite as a romantic get away! I am very happy that you are coming back in summer to stay in larger condo that has views! I love hosting loyal travelers! – Smile :) Ella

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  121. Kaley M.
    Kaley M. says:

    The stay we had was very cozy, comfortable and was an incredible value with absolutely nothing wrong with the property. Ella was absolutely wonderful and super helpful. She even opened the house early and even allowed us to do split payment. She was very accommodating and would rent from her again. The wifi was fast and the kitchen was stocked with pots and pans. We had tons of towels, pillows and a crazy amount of room which was great for the group we had. Also we got to see a whole flock of ibises in the backyard which coming from Chicago we really had no idea what they were, it was awesome. Overall we give the house 4 1/2 out of five but there were a couple of things that future renters may want to know: -While the property lists the home is available for 10 people the amount of beds sleeps only 8, with a remaining l shaped couch and futon as the listing explained. -While the house has 2 bathrooms we found the water heater struggled to keep up with the demand. If someone was in the master shower and someone jumped into the second shower at the same time the water temperature dropped quickly. Also filling the master bath took quite awhile. Even while running no other water in the house.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Kaley, I always appreciate the feedback and my intent to improve! I am working on putting an extra futon or a sleeper or something that increase that sleeping comfort for some are traveling with children and they may want each to have a separate bed. The water heater was set on lower setting (I was explained by the plumber) Now it is set on the highest capacity! As per neighborhood, it is the downtown with its good and bad, but no one can beat the convenience! Respectfully, Ella

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  122. Dario V
    Dario V says:

    Everything was acording to what’s offered to us and even more! The place is beatiful, the decoration is outstanding, it’s right next to the beach, one block away from Publix and just close enough to fort myers beach donwtown. Higly recomended!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dario!! Thank you, You were one of my best guest! I absolutely love independent, laid back and travelers who appreciate! – Please come back, I would love to host travelers like you. Please ask for the loyalty discount before booking next time. – Very Truly Yours, Ella

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  123. Doug
    Doug says:

    The cabin was clean and well equipped. It was secluded so we didn’t have to worry about neighbors bothering us. The only issue we had, which was minor, was that there was no cable to connect the DVD player to the TV. I ran to the dollar general in Cherokee and got one and after that had no problems whatsoever. Would recommend and go back.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Doug! Thank you for your kind words and being independent! I have a maintenance keeping an eye on the accommodation and the amenities. You made me smile that you got a new cable to the TV. I had one, but it seems like people are keep taking it with them (this is the second time it had happened.) I went a head and refunded you a little to cover the cost of the cable! – Sorry for the inconvenience – Respectfully, Ella

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  124. Brandon Ramsay
    Brandon Ramsay says:

    Ella was a great host and she was very understanding. The kitchen was way more equipped than I expected and the place itself was very, very nice. The best part was that the beach was super close to the place and was not crowded at all yet had enough people that we didn’t feel too alone. It is the perfect place for Spring breakers as well being that although the beach is very calm, you can find loads of fun down the street at places like Lani Kai which is only just a short trolley ride. I 100% recommend this host.

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  125. Jodi G
    Jodi G says:

    A beautifully done rental with a fun, fresh, beachy feel! A clean, soft beach is right accross the street.Throw on your suits, grab the provided beach chairs, a cooler and you’ll be set for the day!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      You were one of the first guest that I host. I was a bit worried, but am thrilled that you appreciated all the work, all the care as well as the place itself. Thank you. Please come back. I would love to host respectful travelers as you! – Kind Regards, Ella

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  126. Terry G
    Terry G says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals is A Place Of Happiness On The Beach. This condo is SUPER cute. The furniture & decorations are so colorful and bright that you can’t help but smile when you walk in the door. Even though we had a car, we walked to the grocery store, to the beach and to several restaurants because it was so convenient. We loved being close to everything but not right in the middle of chaos. The arrival process was simple and the place had just about everything we needed … kitchenware, beach towels, a space heater for the outside porch 😉 & extra linens. My 1 warnings … the Internet connection is weak. We ended up running off of our data card because we couldn’t upload videos and articles. No bueno for Internet Marketers, let us. Overall, we give it a thumbs up and a great place for a nice get-away.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Terry! What a cheerful review. It made me smile! Yes, the colors were picked to reflect the South Beach feel. I am glad that you appreciated the effort that went in int designing the luxury place. As per the traffic, yes it is a small Island and you were right in the middle of the season! I agree with the horrible Internet connection. The Internet on Island is not up to the modern standards. We went ahead in installed few boxes/hot spots throughout the property to see if this can be of help. – Respectfully, Ella

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  127. Paula Becker
    Paula Becker says:

    Immaculate newly renovated with great location!. Park your car and do not get behind the wheel again. We enjoyed three day escape to beach, (public access just across the road) and Publix shopping a short walk away. Small kitchen with great new appliances and utensils makes grilling on the new deck easy and most enjoyable after watching sunset on the beach. Perfect for two people! Paula Becker

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      I am glad you enjoy your stay. It is unfortunate that it was only 4 start review. I hope I could make your stay better somehow if you just let me know. I am always there to assist. – Respectfully, Ella

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  128. Myranda
    Myranda says:

    “Ella’s house was perfect and exactly what our group needed for our week long stay. It’s a short distance to downtown Fort Meyers, with a little bit longer time to the beach (non harbor). The house is so large, the photos doesn’t do it justice. We felt like we had plenty of space for personal spaces as well as group spaces. Ella is very upfront of what to expect (which is a good thing) and was so accomadating to our large group. The only downfall is the master bath doesn’t really close off the bathroom (except for the toilet) but we got creative with that one. The neighborhood is quite safe and quiet with plenty of space for any group. Very happy with our time at Ella’s and hope to go thru her again next year. ”

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Myranda, and her lovely and very respectful group, was one of my best guest ever. I run a vacation rental business and host 300 guests each months from all over the world. Miranda beat all of them with her respect, consideration. She even left me Thank You card! – Thank you. Miranda, please contact me in the future. I have many property on the beach and I will give you a life time deal! – Respectfully, Ella

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  129. Julie D
    Julie D says:

    Ella’s Vacation Rentals: Great location and a cozy studio. Like I said – great location. There was a good bit of spring break traffic as there aren’t many ways off the island, but it was fine. The space was clean and adequately furnished. My one issue would be the air conditioning unit. We were unable to figure out how to have some air without being frozen out. There was a preset temperature of 64 I believe, so that was too cold; but it was too hot to have nothing, so we kept turning it on and off. Good instructions on that would be helpful; because I assume it was user error on my part. Good deal for the location.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Julie! I am glad that you like the place. Please come back?!I love hosting the respectful travelers as you. My apology about the AC. I am managing the rentals for about a year and putting a lot of times in all the manuals, instructions. I understand the independent travel where you do not have a hotel 24/7 service can be a bit of challenge and trying to figure out all the gadgets is not alway easy. I have FAQ that I just put up after reading your review, so it will be beneficial to all the future renters. You input was at most helpful! – Thank you for your kindness, Respectfully, Ella

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  130. Gina Wicks-Frank
    Gina Wicks-Frank says:

    If the weather had been better, this would have been a perfect stay! Ella did a very nice job fixing up this little cottage, and it really is steps from the beach. We felt safe and comfortable. It is in a convenient area and an easy drive to many places, including Sanibel and Captiva Islands, which we would recommend highly! Ella listed several restuarants in the area which we did try, and found some other great ones on our own. Sadly we didn’t get to experince the beauty of the beach and water due to the cold and rainy weather, but we would still recommend a stay here, especially since there is plenty to do in the area. Ella was very responsive to our questions and helpful in planning our trip. Thank you, Gina and Tim

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  131. Sarah Quinn
    Sarah Quinn says:

    Very nice welcome binder, full of information about the home and the area we were in. So close to the beach (as advertised) and in a great location in general on Ft. Myers Beach!

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  132. Jason Diyanni
    Jason Diyanni says:

    My wife and I and mother and father all stayed at the Aqua Beach sweet and it was wonderful. It was at a great location to a three minute walk to the beach. The condo is especially clean and relaxing. The decor is. The beds are comfortable and makes afternoon naps great. It was really nice to have beach umbrellas and chairs provided for everyday use. The back porch was great with a picnic table for afternoon lunches. Ella was a great host, very accommodating, and very adjustable with her schedule. She allowed us to check in early due to early flight arrival and check out a little later due to late flights on Sunday. We would absolutely recommend this place for anyone who stays in the Fort Myers Beach area.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Thank you. I appreciate your compliments on the decor! Please come back, it would be a pleasure to host you in FMB! – Respectfully, Ella

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  133. Scott Steinkamp
    Scott Steinkamp says:

    We really enjoyed our stay. very nice people in the neighborhood. You could walk to all the eating and night spots. The house was very clean and neat, just as described. I would recommend Ella for any of her homes.

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  134. Jeff Wicklund
    Jeff Wicklund says:

    hank you Ella for a great stay at Ft Myers Beach! The condo unit was exactly as described, modern, newly renovated, clean and a perfect fit for our family of four. There is a ton of outdoor space to enjoy and the public beach access is directly across the street. Having a Publix grocery store a block or two down the road was incredibly convenient. It is approximately a 2 mile walk down the beach to the heart of the action in Ft. Myers Beach, yet you’re far enough away to have a wide open beach to enjoy. If our travels ever bring us back to Ft. Myers we would definitely stay here again.

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  135. Patricia Spangler
    Patricia Spangler says:

    The two condos we rented for our beach family reunion were bright and clean. All family members loved the memory foam mattresses! Two short blocks from the beach and an easy walk (about 1 mile) to the pier and Time Square on Estero Island. The neighbors were quiet and pleasant. The kitchens were smallish but adequate for making family meals. Deck and patio at the rear made for pleasant mornings and late afternoons. We had a bit of a hiccup in gaining entry to one condo initially, but problem was resolved in a timely fashion.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Paticia, thank you for your understanding. I was not feeling well, so something I am not as attentive. I am glad that your family liked the place! Please come back. It is an honor to host respectful and considered families as yours. – Kind Regards, Ella

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  136. Jeanette Landgreen
    Jeanette Landgreen says:

    The 2nd floor apartment was clean and the beds were EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE! Kitchen was equipped well. The location was 3 houses from the beautiful beach. Although we had a glitch in one of our bathroom sockets, it took a few days to have that fixed, but Ella was there with wine and chocolate to repay our days without electric in the bathroom. Loved the keyless locks.

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  137. Brianna Burress
    Brianna Burress says:

    Our stay at Ella’s royal blue suite was perfect! There were 6 of us who stayed in her apartment. It was very comfortable and relaxing. The apartment is exactly like the pictures. It had everything we needed to cook with and of course the Keurig was nice bonus too. We went to the beach multiple days which is just a hop, skip, and a jump across the road. Literally the house was located in a perfect location. Everything is in walking distance and walmart was only a 10 minutes drive away. I would absolutely recommend Ella’s rentals again and will definitely stay again in a heartbeat.

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  138. Dorothy Kalies
    Dorothy Kalies says:

    We had a great stay at Blue Ray Beach Escape. It is in a great location, about 3 1/2 miles from the downtown area. We arrived on a rainy day, so did not encounter traffic that day. We stopped at Publix for groceries about a mile before Flamingo St. The apartment is what you see in the pictures. The decor is kind of retro funky beachy, fun! Ella’s kitchen is extremely well-equipped and she provides K-cups for morning coffee. (We wound up eating our breakfasts and most dinners in, most lunches out.) I loved the couch. My husband really loved the shower! Blue Ray is on a beach access path and you can see the beach from the house. It was a beautiful beach, but unfortunately the weather was cool while we were there, so my laying-on-the-beach with a book plan was foiled. We took some great walks though, and sunsets were amazing. The main negative is the traffic on the island. Our first day it took 1 hour to go 3 miles toward downtown. We stopped at Royal Scoops for ice cream and the nice lady suggested we leave our car in her parking lot and walk the rest of the way. We did a loop through downtown and the park, went on the pier, and walked back on the beach. Very nice. But after that traffic experience we did not venture downtown again – too bad. Instead we went to restaurants heading south – Charley’s Boat House Grill, Pinchers, and The Fish House, all very good. We also went to Lovers Key Sate Park, which is a great facility and beach. The other negative is that the internet is not very good. My husband had some work to do so he was frustrated at times. All in all though our stay was a nice one. We like to try different places, so I am not sure we would go back to Fort Myers Beach, but if we did I would definitely consider Ella’s rentals. We appreciated Ella sending us a rebate – nice surprise!

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  139. KKSVT
    KKSVT says:

    This was a great spot for my wife and 5 year old to stay and enjoy the area. It was very clean and well maintained with a lot of new furniture including the kitchen and bathroom. We packed very lightly for a week at the beach and it was a good thing because space is limited in this suite. There are two very small bedside tables with drawers we are able to store a few shirts and socks in but there are no other places to hang or store clothes. It would be nice if at least some hooks on doors and the walls could be added to help keep stuff off the floor. It is quite small but fine for a couple with a young child. There is a great shaded deck/patio which is fairly private and you are literally right across the street from a beach access which makes going to and from the beach every easy and enjoyable – if you forget something it’s only a minute back to the suite to get it. It is also walking distance (about a block) to the grocery store which is very handy. Ella communicated well and once when our internet went down on a rainy afternoon she responded within the hour and the service was back working again. The location is a fairly quite neighborhood (at least no big parties when we were there) and even though it’s one house back from the main road on the island we didn’t hear any traffic noise. If you plan on staying and cooking meals there are adequate pots, pans and utensils but that’s it. we were expecting at least a few pantry items/ seasonings etc. to be there either as stocked by Ella or left from previous visitors but it was bare. This meant we had to buy all the basics for cooking meals – not a huge deal but different than some places we’ve stayed.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Thank you for your kindness and write a such detailed review. Yes, the weather was unusual, since the rainy season start in summer. I wish I knew the issue about the closets. We have a portable closet under the sink that easily assembles and easy to fit right next to the bed, where you can hang all our close. I should have pointed out. Now it explains why most guest just leave it and not using it. I will put it in my description now! I am happy that over all you enjoy your stay – I would love to host you again – Respectfully, Ella

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  140. Angelica
    Angelica says:

    This house was a very nice place to stay! It was very clean and had lots of space, good location, and quiet area. The owner was also a pleasure to work with and very nice and accommodating. I definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to stay, this house was great!!

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  141. Roxanne O.
    Roxanne O. says:

    I would like to start by saying that everything was wonderful and very clean and organized at this suite. We absolutely LOVED where this house was located, it’s basically right on the beach! We went as a family of 3 and it was the perfect place for us, there were all the necessities for the beach and even beach toys for our daughter. Ella did a stunning job designing the place and we are looking forward to coming back someday, Thank you for making our stay amazing!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Roxanne,

      Thank you for your kind word. I appreciate the note about the place being clean. By now I have hired and fired about 7 cleaning crews (in one year). It is very difficult to find quality help in Florida. Yes, the location is unbeatable. It is located on the widest stretch on white sand in the entire Island. It is tranquil and my own favorite place to be when I am at the beach. I keep forget to mention that there a several boxes of kids toys!! I am glad that you will be back. I have other beach condos as well and please visit my online travel guide to weekly specials and promotions. I would love to give you the Loyalty Discount on all your future stays. – Respectfully, Ella

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  142. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    We were in Fort Myers for a family reunion . The location was very close to downtown and all the places we needed to be . Not a ” fancy ” neighborhood but we were also not paying a big price . We had 8 people and were very comfortable plenty of room to gather together or get out of each others hair. ..haha . Everything we needed ,clean ,comfortable beds . We were very happy to stay a Huge house

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Cathy, I admire people who have the qualities of graduate and appreciation. Thank you for your kind words. I would love to host guests like you. Please contact me again and I can offer you loyalty discounts. I also manage beach properties and I would love to offer those to you as well if you to come back to Florida. Thank you – Ella

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  143. Jeremy
    Jeremy says:

    This house is very centrally located and was a great value for our vacation. We were able to get to the beach and the spring training baseball facilities within 20 minutes. It could use a little bit of landscaping which would get it another star in my book. Otherwise, we were very happy with the house.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Jeremy, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you that enjoy the convenient location of the home. As per the landscaping, I am glad that you mentioned it. We are coming out of “winter” and it is hard (expensive) to make a garden on almost an acre of land. I already have 4 mango trees that produce fruit from May to July, but you have motivated me to do some more work on my landscaping. Yesterday, I have planted 1 mango tree, some sugar cane, 3 coconut trees, 1 orange tree, 1 avocado tree. I am planing to get more fruits trees. Thank you! Ella

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  144. Norivette
    Norivette says:

    This stay was a getaway weekend with friends and family. It was everything we expected and more. The house has everything we needed and we were 10 people in total. We will definitely be back to stay in this beautiful clean house that made us feel like we were home. Thank you Ella.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Norivette, Thank you for booking the last minute my home. I am glad to pick up the phone and give you the reservation acceptance! Please come back and please ask for the loyalty discount for you and all your friends. Thank you for your compliment on the home being clean. I would love to thank YOU for leaving my home spotless. Respectfully, Ella.

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  145. Ray MacLaren
    Ray MacLaren says:

    This was my first experience with Airbnb and could not have been better. Location: This is an amazing spot in Ft. Meyers. It is not in the heart of Ft. Meyers beach, but this is a good thing. It’s close to restaurants, bars, and shopping. And most importantly its a 1 minute walk across the street to the beach! Property: Newly renovated and has everything you need to enjoy your time in Ft. Meyers. This is a great unit for two couples or a family of 4. It is more than enough space for just a couple too. Host: Ella was prompt and helpful from the day I booked the reservation. She was helpful in answering my questions and always friendly. I even left something in the condo after I had left. She was extremely helpful in getting it shipped back to me quickly. Summary: If you’re looking for a great spot that isn’t part of the tourist crowd you can’t go wrong with this place.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Thank you so much for a such detailed review. Please come back! I admire people who posses qualities as gravitate and appreciation. I am glad that you received my mail. After spending 3 hours getting to post office and be in the line, reading this review definitely made my time spent worse it! Please come back and ask for the loyalty discount to you and all your friends. Respectfully – Ella

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  146. Elizabeth White
    Elizabeth White says:

    Spacious, inside and outside, very private and clean. We had no problem finding the cabin with Ella’s excellent directions. The views were spectacular and the location was perfect. The kitchen was well stocked and the deck had plenty of seating areas. We also highly recommend the Great Smokey Mtn Railroad train thru Nantahala Gorge – just a few minutes drive from the cabin and we were on a train with more spectacular views.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Elizabeth, I am happy to know that you found the view spectacular. Yes, the mountains that are coming through the smokey clouds are absolutely stunning! I am glad that you liked the kitchen. I appreciate your stay, Respectfully Ella

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  147. Mathieu Kuhne
    Mathieu Kuhne says:

    The cabin was clean, comfortable, and peaceful. Finding it was pretty easy with the directions and information provided. A very relaxing weekend, definitely recommend!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Mathieu, I am glad that you enjoy your vacation. I was working very hard on giving accurate directions, for I got lost once myself. – please come back! Ella

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  148. Dmitriy Kopylenko
    Dmitriy Kopylenko says:

    Our stay at Sea View Beach suite was great and Ella was a wonderful host. The place was clean and as depicted on pictures. Recommended.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Dmitriy!! Thank you! I was doing my best to come by and say hi in person. We have similar last name (my old/real last name :) But, after the High Demand season as well as the Spring Break crowd it was a lot of work to make sure all the rentals were OK, so I had to work hard! – Please come back. I would love to host you again. – Ella

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  149. Nicole Wagner
    Nicole Wagner says:

    Our stay in Ella’s Aqua Suite was great. Space was just as described. Within walking distance to beach access. Comfortable accommodations for our stay. Extra beach towels were nice to have and use. Would definitely choose this space again!

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  150. Monica
    Monica says:

    The house was very big and everything you needed was there. We was 8 persons and every one had possibility to privace! Ella is very serviceminded and helpfull and we will be happy to use her house again

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Monica, I was happy that I came back from my vacation and was able to communicate direct with you via text a couple of days after your arrival. Please welcome to stay at any of the accommodations that I have in the future. I love people with the great communication skills. – Respectfully, Ella

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  151. Ozzie
    Ozzie says:

    Big spacious home, close to downtown. Only request is to have the portable units on prior to arriving as it can get really hot. Other than that it was pleasant stay. Thank you Ella.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Ozzie, Thank you for leaving home spotless. I do my best to keep my AC bill lower, but I do agree, I should have left AC on, for it takes a bit time to cool home off. – Thank you for your stay, Ella

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  152. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    We had a great stay! Everything was very clean! Loved the beach towels and chairs available to take to the beach. Beds were very comfortable!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Brenda, Thank you for 5 star review. It means a lot to me. I appreciate your stay. Please come back and mention Loyalty Discount. Kind Regards, Ella

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  153. Matt S.
    Matt S. says:

    We loved this place because it was very comfortable, had a great location, And had a great back deck. The living room fit four or five people comfortably and the beds were very comfortable.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Matt, Thank you! It is the most spacious condo that I can offer to my guests. Please come back and please always ask for the Loyalty Discount. Respectfully, Ella

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  154. Tim P.
    Tim P. says:

    It was the perfect place to stay for our vacation. Has everything you need and is in a great location, very short walk to the beach. Loved it and will stay there again.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Tim,

      It makes me smile to read that you will be back to stay at the beach condo. The walk to the beach is very short, but long enough so you hear no traffic or noise from the road or bars! Please mention the Loyalty Discounts when renting next time. Also keep an eye on weekly promotions that I run on my Travel Guide that I send to all my confirmed guests!

      May Karma be with you. Respectfully, Ella

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  155. Duk B.
    Duk B. says:

    I took a short but much needed vacation with my two nieces in their twenties so I had to make sure the beach house I rented would impress them. When they walked in the house, they definitely showed me they approved. Even with one bedroom, there were other beds in another room that opened up to the deck so there were 3 beds total. Since we were on the 2nd floor, the view from our deck was awesome! Even though we were across the street from the beach, the direct view of the ocean was just perfect. The short walk across the street was fine! The deck in the back of the house was also a plus and the property had easy access to the main road. The grocery store was less than a mile so you can walk or bike. The rental also has a laundry facility along with chairs and beach towels you may take down to the beach.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Duk,

      Thank you for highlighting the main features of the property! I could not have described it better then you. The View and the Proximity to the beach that you can’t beat that! The grocery store was less than a mile so you can walk or bike you can’t beat convenience. Thank you for noting that I provide complimentary beach chairs and beach towels. I would LOVE to host you again and for many years to come – Kind Regards, Ella

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  156. Mark
    Mark says:

    Our family visited Fort Myers to celebrate father in-law’s 80th birthday. Could not stay at their condo – so had to find something else for our family of 6. This place was perfect! We could rent it for a long weekend. Since it was only 1 block from the beach – we spent several hours walking the beach. Kids also rented kayaks from down the street which was a wonderful way to spend Sunday morning. The accommodations were just as advertised and very comfortable. We enjoyed the large back deck and the deck in the front looking at the beach. We are looking forward in returning to Fort Myers Beach in the coming years and would consider renting this place again.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Mark,

      Thank you for your lovely review. True, even thou the place ideal is for 4 people it can sleep 6 or even 8 people. There are two queen beds, a murphy bed and a fold out sofa. The rental place can actually deliver kayaks to your doors! I am not sure if I mentioned that in my travel guide. I am happy to hear that you and your lovely group is going to return. I admire people who posses the quality of graditude. – Respectfully, Ella

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  157. Christine P.
    Christine P. says:

    Stayed in Million Dollar Beach Suite (#3)So many great things to say about this entire property! First, our suite was 100% as described and photos were not enhanced. It is just as immaculate, pretty and the view is exactly as shown. 2 bedrooms w/ air conditioners kept the entire space cool. The murphy bed in the closet of the main bedroom (oceanview) was as comfortable as the other 2 beds. This space sleeps 6 very comfortably and 2 more on a flip couch if needed. This unit was great for our experience as we did not spend any time inside, we sat on the deck overlooking the ocean whenever we were not at the beach which was just steps across the street. A group wanting more seating inside may want to look at any of the other 3 units in this house. As for the property overall…I was able to go into some of the other units and they are ALL impeccably decorated in bright, Florida colors and Ella has put great thought and detail into utilizing every ounce of space. One unit was still being completed and not once did we hear construction noise, nor did we hear our neighbors with 2 kids next door to us. The upstairs units share an awesome deck overlooking the water with numerous tables and chairs. The lower units share a covered porch with ceiling fans and cozy hammock swing! On the back side of the house is a huge deck with tons of seating, grills and a shed with laundry. A bunch of the renters gathered on the deck one night, grilling and sipping cocktails. Fun atmosphere! I also want to note, we still could not hear the crowd when we were inside our unit. Lastly, among all of the attention to detail (grills, grill utensils, coffee, cleanliness, fresh beach towels,wifi etc) Ella also provides a supply of beach chairs, not just cheap chairs either, they are very nice, high quality backpack chairs which are easy to carry to the beach. Ella herself was immediately responsive to any questions (which were few). I do not have one bad thing to say about this experience, I was incredibly pleased and impressed! Note to renters for consideration: I suggest grabbing a bag of ice from the grocery store a block away. If you have guests who have difficulty climbing stairs, I suggest one of the lower units. Otherwise, if you are looking to be a little bit away from the chaos of Times Square but still a trolley or bike ride away, this is absolute perfection. We walked to Publix and grilled out at night while watching the sunset from our deck. !

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Christine,

      Your review made me smile. I do my best staying on top of the cleaning personal to keep the place immaculate. The place was built in 1923 and AC units are the only thing that could be installed in the historic building (vs. central AC). Those units are oversized, to make sure that the entire place is cool! I am glad that you mentioned the there was construction noise. I would not have placed it on the market if there was. I know that seen a man with paint stains on his pants gave away that one of the places is being given a beauty lift!

      A bunch of the renters gathered on the deck is my favorite part! On occasion, even I visit the guest to say “hi.” Thank you for being wonderful you. Please come back. – Kind Regards, Ella

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Love it – short an sweet, but most importantly 5 star! – Thank you Darla and your note is truly appreciated – Respectfully, Ella

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  158. Jacek H.
    Jacek H. says:

    The Property was in great location, very close to shore. We would recommend for future rental. Thanks Ella.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Jacek,

      I was happy that I have met you and your lovely group on person one one of my maintenance inspection trips to the beach. Thank you for respecting my property! – Kind Regards, Ella

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  159. Meeni Pant
    Meeni Pant says:

    It’s a very beautiful and well maintained cabin. It’s secluded, quiet and just what we we were looking for. Thank you Ella for giving the directions to the cabin. The gravel road can be a little hard to maneuver especially at nights. I would strongly suggest reaching the cabin when there is light. I just wish we could get in touch with Ella more easily while we were at the cabin.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Meeni, Thank you of being wonderful. Even thou, I send 4 maps and meticulous directions, getting to the secluded cabin for the first time can be a challenge at night. I finally realized why some guest are still getting lost. Meeni, YOU made my day. I will go head and modify the description now to give a very strong suggestion to reach the place when there is still light! – Thank you for your valuable input! – Respectfully, Ella

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  160. Jodi Nardella
    Jodi Nardella says:

    We had a wonderful vacation at the beach house. We have 3 kids 8 and under and I was overjoyed with how close the beach house was to the beach. 3 houses away on a dead end street, so no traffic and no streets to cross. There is a mat covered walkway that you need to walk on, but it was an easy enjoyable stroll. The house had plenty of bedrooms, and the beds were extremely comfortable. Sheets, blankets and pillows were soft too. The house was nicely decorated and was well stocked with towels. Ceilings are low, our 6’2″ guests had to duck in doorways. However, it was well worth the “ducking”. We had a fabulous time and plan on returning soon, duck and all. :).

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Jodi, YOU are absolutely wonderful. Thank you for highlighting the best features of the property that is located on the dead end that ends with white sand and ocean, away from traffic and noise. Not many places on Fort Myers Beach have that. The place was one of the first few places that were built on the Island and that is why they did not think much about the hight of the ceiling. The beds have designer mattresses that are less then one month old. I am glad you like them. No home is perfect and I am glad that you positive attitude toward the place in life in general made your vacation lovely. Please come back and please ask for the loyalty discount. Thank you for being you Jodi,

      Respectfully, Ella

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  161. Stephen Pearson
    Stephen Pearson says:

    The cabin was perfect for us. Very cozy, with a nice view, somehow it managed to have thunder and lightning every night without the rain. The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfy, and the porch was great. I would recommend staying at the Bear With Us cabin. Thanks Ella!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Stephen,

      Thank you for your stay and kindness. The cabin was only used by me, so it was designed in a way of how I wanted to experience my vacation. Now that it is open to my guest, I am glad that the travelers are enjoying the quality accommodations. Respectfully, – Ella

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  162. Patricia Doyle
    Patricia Doyle says:

    We really enjoyed our stay at Sky Blue Beach house. It was very close to the beach and the bike rentals. Ella answered all of our questions. There was a binder with information about the area in the unit. The only negative was that the internet (wi-fi) was very slow, but we were on vacation so we didn’t really need it. Quiet street. Parking right outside the front door.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Patricia, after you notified me about your occasion, I wanted to meet you in person and I am glad that I did. Thank you for your stay and your kind review. In addition to the binder, I have an online Travel Guide that I sent to my confirmed guests, where I blog and add recommendations every day. I am glad that you mentioned that WiFi is slow. It is a way slower in FL, especially on the Islands. I find a beauty in it, since I would rather for my guests to spent time at the beach and look at waves then to look at the computer screen. Rest Time! I hope you come back for your anniversary! – Respectfully, Ella

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  163. Rutger De Jong
    Rutger De Jong says:

    Ella’s Cabin is on a great and quiet location. Up on a hill in the woods with a spectaculair view on the smokey mountains. We arrived late in the afternoon and were able to directly sit back and relax on the large deck in the evening sun. Cabin is clean and well furnished and has everything you need in the kitchen. Ella was a good host and an efficient communicator. All went smoothly. Thanks

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Ruther, I am glad that you were happy with the cabin. I love hosting Europeans. It seems like every time you guys manage to find a cabin without any problems and everything is smooth! Please please please come back. I also have a beautiful properties in Florida at the beach. I would love to host you again. – Kind Regards, Ella

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  164. Adrienne McCauley
    Adrienne McCauley says:

    Ella was a very accommodating host. The suite is in the heart of Fort Myer’s Beach. We slept with the windows open and got to feel the great sea breeze. We had our 1 year old daughter with us and she loved the bright colors and the low platform bed. The patio outside of the suite is great for relaxation!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Adrienne,

      Thank you for your stay as well as the kindness and understanding. I am glad that I was there to make sure that the screens on window were put ASAP!!! Please come back. I love hosting respectful travelers! – Thank you, Ella

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  165. Linda Sheng
    Linda Sheng says:

    Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bear with Us Cabin. The slope leading up to the parking area was a bit difficult to get up to with our Honda Civic, but after some maneuvering it was definitely doable. The cabin is beautiful inside and out, and the porch has an incredible view!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Linda!! I am so happy to hear about your great experience that you had at the Cabin. Yes, the true gems are hard to get to! I admire your drive and be able to get to the cabin in Honda Civic!! I have a low rider myself and was able to drive there without any problems! Please come back. I would like to host you again!! – Ella

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  166. Cathy Evans
    Cathy Evans says:

    Ella’s cabin is the most amazing place. It is beautiful, clean, comfortable, has a huge front porch and a full kitchen with good cookware. Best of all, it has a full view of mountaintops from the front porch and total privacy. We were only there for 3 days/nights, but we easily would have been content to stay there for 3 months. It’s so peaceful and serene. We walked a very nice hilly loop through the whole hidden, wooded neighborhood, and could have been happy just doing that activity alone each day. But the Great Smoky Mountain National Park was nearby, so we went there to hike too. All in all, a very memorable experience. We could easily go back and do it again.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Cathy, Thank you for your stay. I was on my own vacation, where the phone did not work. I normally ask all my guests to communicate via AirBnB, where I have my help assisting me to make sure that all the guests are OK while I am away. I am glad that you liked the place. I am sorry for BlueRay/TV. Some people say it is great and some find it confusing. Each guest changes the settings and I have no knowledge or control to make sure that all is steady. Thus, I am sorry for the DVD, but hey the most important is to get trolly disconnect from the busy and stressful world and trolly enjoy the tranquility of nature. Life is beautiful! – Thank you, Ella

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  167. Raquel Respaldiza
    Raquel Respaldiza says:

    A group of friends and I had the pleasure of staying at Ella’s beach house last week and would come back in a heartbeat. Ella made sure everything ran smoothly from start to finish. When we arrived we had plenty of towels, toiletries, kitchen utensils, and beach gear for our entire stay. The unit was squeaky clean and decorated beautifully, honestly the pictures dont do it justice. The unit was larger than I was expecting, with the extra bed and the pull out sofa it can easily sleep 7 but we only had 4 and were all able to sleep comfortably and with our own privacy. The house is about half a mile from the city strip with tons of shops and fun things to do. We rented scooters for 2 days and explored the beach with those, which I highly recommend, it was such a fun way to get around. The property was literally across the street from the white sandy beach and you have everything provided from beach chairs, to umbrellas, and more. Our unit had 2 large balconies, the top floor balcony has views of the beach and was beautiful for brunch, the lower balcony has tons of seating with 2 grills perfect for an evening of grilling out. I have no complaints from start to finish Ella made herself available anytime we had any questions and went above and beyond to make sure our trip was enjoyable. We plan on booking again next year and I would recommend this property to everyone. Wish I could leave more stars!

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  168. Meillany
    Meillany says:

    My boyfriend and I wanted a mini vacation, it was definitely needed. We didn’t know where to begin so of course we googled it. After looking at multiple places we found Ella’s vacation rentals! Immediately when we saw it we looked at each other and we knew. The place when we got there was exactly what you saw in the photos. It was beautiful. Super modern and super elegant. We even had the beach right across the street. Ella was simply amazing. Answering every text. Being there whenever we had a question. Just simply amazing person, very sweet. We will forever remember this trip because he proposed. And I said yes. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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  169. Joy T
    Joy T says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ella’s Lovers Key. It’s small, but was just fine for the two of us! Really love how modern, clean and sparkly the unit is! The location was just perfect for us. Enjoyed being just across the street from the beach, that was never crowded. Oh and Derek caught the best Snook he has ever caught right off that beach!!! Times Square is not to far away, but far enough that we did not have to deal with the congestion that sometimes occurs around that area of Fort Myers Beach! And Publix was just a block away! Perfect weekend get away! Will be coming back! Thanks to Ella for allowing us the opportunity to check in and out a bit early or late as needed! Joy

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Joy,

      I am very happy that you enjoy staying at Ella’s Vacation Rentals!! I am glad that you have mentioned the best point that I failed to do myself. Yes, absolutely it is close to Time Square, but far enough that you did not have to deal with the congestion that occurs around that area of Fort Myers Beach! And Publix was just a block away! I go there all the time myself!! I am happy to hear that you will be coming back. Please do not forget to mention the loyalty discount!!

      Respectfully,
      Ella

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  170. Eric
    Eric says:

    This was a beautiful well kept condo I was able to book the day before. Ella was very accommodating as I needed to check in early due to my arrival time. I would recommend this property to friends and family.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Eric, Thank you for your stay! I am glad all went well. I appreciate you mentioning that I ma laid back very often allow early check-in and late check-out. When it is not high season or major holidays, it is easily done! Thank you for your stay, Ella

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  171. Gary Gomez
    Gary Gomez says:

    Ella’s place was perfect for a family vacations. A few blocks from the beach with several restaurants within walking distance. My family loved the Royal Scoop ice cream shop nearby. Ella’s place was clean and comfortable.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear, Gary, please come back. I love respectful guests like you. Yes, Royal Scoop is something else. They finally finished the road construction up front that place, so now you are actually can sit outside! – Thank you of your lovely stay and I hope to host you again, Respectfully, Ella

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  172. James F
    James F says:

    My Dad and I really enjoyed our stay. We sat out on the covered porch the majority of the time. The place was very nice on the inside and really clean. I would definitely go back there. Even though there was no channels on the TV I was able to use the DVD player to access Netflix. The HDMI cable was missing so I just went to a local store and picked one up and it worked perfectly. My Dad and I hope to make it an annual trip. Thanks for letting us stay at your wonderful cabin! Jamie

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear James!!

      I truly appreciated your review, but most importantly mentioning of the missing cables. I have purchased them all, but this would be the 4th time that some one has to buy a new set. As you can see in the review below, some one also bought the cables. The cables mysteriously disappear! Not sure what the deal it, but thank you so much for being hands on and getting a new set. Thank you for your stay again. Please contact me in the future before booking, so I could give you a loyalty discount!! – Respectfully, Ella

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  173. jessica
    jessica says:

    Let me start off by saying I have been vacationing in Fort Myers Beach for 15 years. I have stayed several hotels however this was the first time I rented a property by owner. I was a little nervous at first because the hotels are usually beachfront and I wasnt so sure how close the proximity of this property was going to be in reference to beach access. I rented the bottom condo which have three rooms. The property has keyless entry which was very convenient. The property was clean and had everything you needed. I am a mother of three children and the washer and Dryer were very convenient. The property has everything in the kitchen from toaster , blender , coffee machine, plastic garbage bags, salt, pepper, plastic plates, dish washer soap, shampoo, conditioner, you name it! The rooms were very spacious! The living room too…it even had a sofa bed! There was no central ac but that’s ok …as long as you kept the bedroom doors open the air just flowed straight in. The last room was big enough to put my sons playpen which was great! The beds were very comfy!They also had an extra twin bed in the storage closet–I did t get any use of it since we were a smaller party. The house is a little dated –at least the kitchen — but still kept organized and clean. There is enough parking space in the front and back of the property. There are also several barbecues with gas and charcoal. We grilled outside with the convenience of chairs and tables outside. Now in reference to the beach…u r within seconds of walking distance ..you don’t have to cross the street or anything…you can almost say beach front lol… I have a 4 yr old, 11 yr old and 8 month old. It was very convenient. Beutiful beach and sunsets with a family friendly environment! Overall I wouldn’t stay in a hotel again. The owner was quick to email me/text me about questions I had! Great stay!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Jessica,

      Thank you for your kind review. Thank you for choosing Ella’s Vacation Rentals as your first time experience of renting private accommodations. I will change my description to estate the exact distance to the Beach access. Thank you for noting that the property is clean! It is no an easy task to find quality cleaners in Florida and I take pride and be able to manage it! There was no central ac because the cottages are built while back, but remodeled. I have the toys for 4 yr old, 11 yr old. I hope you enjoy it.
      Overall I wouldn’t stay in a hotel again? – I did my job! Thank you!. Respectfully,

      Ella

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  174. Glenn
    Glenn says:

    I have never used VRBO or done any vacation rental this way before. I was initially a bit uneasy on the details but everything worked out great. I haven’t received my $150 deposit back but I assume its coming. We just checked out three days ago. With regard to the property, it was GREAT. Very clean, newly remodeled. We spoke with the guy doing the remodeling and were able to look at a unit that he was finishing and would like to return and bring more people. It was just the two of us this time so the small unit worked nicely. The area is very nice, Heavenly Biscuit, Beach-Brew-and-Bakery and Lover’s Key will be repeats for us. Overall pleasant experience and beautiful accommodations. THANKS ELLA! Glenn

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Glenn! I am honored to be your first VRBO host!! All the $150 damage deposits are set on auto refund within 7 days after one’s departure, then the third party processes and if it is not a major holiday or a weekend, it should find your bank account a couple of days after that. As per my record it was refunded on 5/6. I would love you to return and use Ella’s Vacation Rentals in the future. The place was left spotless, so I would love to host such a respectful guests as yourself. THANKS GLENN! I am looking forward to host you again and of many years to come! – Respectfully, Ella

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  175. Gail N.
    Gail N. says:

    We drove in with our Son ,Daughter in law and grand daughter May 4-7.Beautiful location across the road from beach access and close to shops .Amazing view from the deck and with the patio doors open can lay in bed and watch and hear the waves.Would definitely stay here again!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Gail,

      Thank you for your nice review. Please come back and enjoy the view again. I would love to be at your service and to make sure that your vacation goes well. I appreciate the respect you gave to a home.

      Kind Regards,

      Ella

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  176. Noel J
    Noel J says:

    Ella has done everything to make sure her guests have a great stay in Fort Myers. From the decor to the location, its a great deal. My two friends and I went for a girls trip and we couldn’t have been happier. The place is exceptionally clean. It has very cool decorations and furniture. She provided things such as beach chairs (plenty for all renters), beach towels, wi fi, etc. It’s literally directly across the street from the beach. I would not suggest you take small children as the furniture is all white, lots of glass decor and not really kid friendly (this from a new grandma). However adults please go and enjoy! Also be sure to take quarters if you plan to do laundry as it’s coin operated. Not a big deal just be prepared. Also grab a bag of ice before getting to the place as there wasn’t an ice maker. Again no big deal just saving folks a trip. Thanks Ella for the great place to stay and we are already looking at dates to return.

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  177. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    Eleonora is very accommodating. She is quick with her responses and wants to make sure her guests are taken care of. The house is larger than I thought and very comfortable for a big group. We stayed there for a travel baseball tournament, the house is very close to the baseball fields, which worked out great for us. I would recommend this house and would stay there again.

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  178. Lily P.
    Lily P. says:

    Everything was as they said and more! We loved the house, the area, it was central to everywhere we wanted to go. Ella was very kind and understanding, great customer service. God willing in the future, I would definitely want to stay there again. THANK YOU ELLA!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Lily, Thank you so much for your kind review. Thank you for leaving the home clean, even washed all the towels. It is always an honor to host respectful guest. It is always a pleasure to host people who still have gratitude in their character. Thank you Lily and may karma be with you, Kind Regards, Ella

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  179. Matthew Cmeyla
    Matthew Cmeyla says:

    The location was amazing, we were looking for a clean flat that was close to the beach but not too close to all the action. Ella’s was the perfect place and would come back again for sure. Romantic, fun and relaxing. Ella’s recommendations were helpful and if you love Oysters go and get them at the Yucatan Restaurant they were cheap and amazing!!! $14.99 for a dozen…..

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  180. Holly Mumford
    Holly Mumford says:

    We loved Ella’s house! It was exactly as expected and pictured. On the day of arrival the cleaning crew was running late and Ella reached out to us well in advance and to apologize for any inconvenience. She even left a bottle of wine for the delay!! She was a gracious host. The house was literally a stone’s through from the beach. And Ella had the house stocked with beach chairs, towels and boogie boards!! Yay!! There’s a washer and dryer too, complete with detergent….which was helpful!! The beds were extremely comfortable. Tvs and wifi were easy to work and in good working condition, as were all other appliances.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Holly, Thank you for your stay, for your kindness and absolutely wonderful attitude! Over the summer, I have a student cleaning the place so again, I am sorry for the delay. I love giving wine and hosting, for I would not be Jewish! Please visit me again. It would be an honor to host a such respectful host as you!, Respectfully, Ella

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  181. Erin Kersh
    Erin Kersh says:

    Myself and four other friends stayed at Ella’s Royal Blue Beach Suite for a weekend bachelorette party getaway. The location was perfect for us as it is walk-able to many local restaurants (including the ice cream parlor!) as well as the beach. We had everything we needed during our stay and would stay here again for a future visit to Fort Myers Beach.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Erin, I absolutely loved hosting your. I love guest who are laid back and cool! Thank you for mentioning the luck of the trash can! I will put one one immediately! After offering the private accommodation to the guest for a bit over a year, I have learned that even you have a reliable cleaning crew to report the missing items, some do still somehow disappear and appear. It is if a home has life on its own. But I am glad that every else was wonderful. I would love you to come back for it was a pleasure hosting you, Kind Regards, Ella

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  182. Karla Meza
    Karla Meza says:

    Its always an amazing experience to reserve with Ella, this is our second time that we plan our family vacation and stay in one of her house. We love reserving with her always so nice and flexible with the times. Thank you Ella for everything

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Karla, You have made my day! I was very happy to hear that you were coming back to stay with me. I went a head and send you a little gift for your loyalty. I am looking forward to your future stay! – Respectfully, Ella

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  183. Juan Grajales
    Juan Grajales says:

    Amazing location!!! I rented the place out for my grandparents to stay for the weekend and they loved it. Super close to the beach! You can walk there in less than 5 minutes. The apartment was very clean and modern. The lights were out in the bathroom but that was quickly fixed. I was able to get in touch with Ella fairly quickly. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who’s looking to explore the Fort Myers area. Restaurants and other activities are very close by.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Juan,

      Thank you for your nice review. I am very happy that you have mentioned that the lights were fixed. Thank you for your patience about the TVs as well. On rare occasion, the lightning strikes and we loos power. On the day when we replaced your TVs, we had to replace all the TVs for the total of 6 TVs. It was an expensive weekend for us LOL But, I am very happy we were able to do it and you could resume to your vacation fast! – Please come back I would love to host you again. Respectfully, Ella

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  184. Sara S
    Sara S says:

    Our stay was great! Ella’s procedures for everything we needed were super easy (getting in the apt, setting up wifi, etc.). We loved the location too (Only thing better would have been beachfront, of course!). The place wasn’t big, but we were only there to sleep and shower, so it was perfect for us.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Sara, I am happy to hear that you enjoy your stay. The condo are not big, but very efficient. It is well equipped and I do my best to make everything as easy as it can be! – Kind Regards, Ella

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  185. Iris Mathez
    Iris Mathez says:

    I would give this place a 4-star rating because the location and view really are amazing (5-star ++). The cabin, although clean on the inside, could definitely do with some general maintenance. Outdoor furniture hasn’t been cleaned in a while, there’s a wasp’s nest on the porch, we had to buy our own toilet paper, etc… Nothing bad, but a little disappointing compared with our other airbnb experiences so far. We still had a great time at the cabin and would certainly come back!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Iris, I am very happy to get 4-star review! I live full time in Florida and do my best to manage the cabin on the remote. The wasps! I have requested the pest maintenance from the maintenance guy, yet he said that the place has to be vacant after the spray for at least 24 hours and since the cabin is booked back to back it was very hard thing to do. The regular spray that one can get at home depot is not all that efficient and do not lass long… We have finally succeeded and all was well taken care off. In summer the little critters in the forest sure think that the cabin is theirs LOL I am glad you mentioned the outside furniture. I will have a talk with my cleaning lady. It will be cleaned as early as I have some window between the bookings to take care of it! Thank you for letting me know that you will be back. It means a lot to me! – Kind regards, Ella

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  186. Michelle Mitchell
    Michelle Mitchell says:

    This place has the best views around. The house is very comfortable and well-stocked and the porch is amazing. We loved having our coffee in the morning there and watching the sunsets. We couldn’t see another house from the porch but we weren’t far from the neighbors, making it a perfect mountain get away. Hikes and groceries are a short drive away! However, the driveway is a challenge, and we recommend doing it during the daylight the first time!

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  187. Felicia Speaks
    Felicia Speaks says:

    Let me start by saying I am a hospitality industry professional for the past 20 years and I perform QA and review consumer complaints on hotels for a living and have the option of staying just about anywhere and very happy with this choice. The listing and the pictures were spot on. The place was well stocked with everything we needed. Beach gear, cooking utensils, plenty of towels, even down to laundry supplies. The Keurig was a luxury touch. We brought in our clothes and groceries and immediately went into vacation mode. We had 4 adults and 1 child and there was plenty of room, we never felt crowded or in each others space. We cooked out on the grills both gas and charcoal was available and we enjoyed the outdoor dining patio area. Overall it was an amazing experience and I will definitely book our family vacation here again.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Felicia, It is an honor to get a such wonderful review from another hospitality professional, who is very experienced!! YOU made my day. It is very difficult to keep everyone happy at all the time and meet every one’s expectations, especially when you want to give someone a vacation of they life time! I work very hard to meet the standards, but as you know hard to please guest of all types of personalities. I love it thou! Everyone is unique and I get a pleasure to accommodate every one’s wishes. Respectfully, Ella

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Mark! Thank you for your stay. I am happy that you enjoy your stay! I am happy that you were very detailed in your private feed back and all was great. I do take seriously if there is a loud neighbors. I wish you had notified me! Believe it or not a couple of time, I personally drove to the beach to make sure every one observes the quite hours. It is stated in the policies that I am very strict about it! – Mark, thank you and please be back. I love hosting respectful guests as yourself. Kind Regards, Ella

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  188. Lauren Elizabeth
    Lauren Elizabeth says:

    We had such a great time at Ella’s cabin! The views of the smokey mountains alone made it perfect! It’s in a perfect location which made it easy to go explore all around the area! It was also extremely nice to have our own kitchen and grill to use after a long day of hiking!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Lauren, I am glad you enjoy your stay. I am honored to hear that you had a wonderful experience. I always excited to meet guests who know the value of gratitude. Thank you and may Karma be with you, Respectfully, Ella

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  189. Susan Kucherski
    Susan Kucherski says:

    My family had a wonderful stay at Ella’s apartment in ft Myers. She was beyond accommodating to our requests and was a 100% awesome host! We highly recommend staying at any of her homes! And as we are beach front residents from Miami she truly knows how to welcome families to a Florida beach holiday! Thank you Ella for an amazing 4th of July Florida beach getaway!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Susan, I was honored by your stay. You were one of my best guests!!! It was over the 4th of July and I was busy with my own holiday arrangements, but your made my holiday so much better with your unique and friendly way of interacting. It is hard to meet people this day and age who you can connect! Please come back. I would love to host you at the condos and at my own home as if you were my family!! – Respectfully, Ella

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  190. Trisha Estabrook
    Trisha Estabrook says:

    Over all great place. Colors are bright and happy. Would definitely consider property again because of beach proximity and over all location on the island. Hoping standards are raised :)

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Trisha, Thank you for your stay and your kind words. I am looking forward to host you again and for many years to come. Please always contact me and remind me for the loyalty discount! – Kind Regards, Ella

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  191. Niek Nijland
    Niek Nijland says:

    We had an awesome time! The house is beautifull and super clean! Loved the location and the facilities aswell!

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  192. Roy
    Roy says:

    We had an amazing experience in Florida. The beach was not crowded. Ella, our host, took words such as “accommodation” and “care” to a whole new level. Upon the completion of the on-line reservation, she directed us to her personal website, which was like Travel Guide. There we learned more about our host and felt comfortable using her facilities – she made us welcomed! The site had plenty of info about the local area and recommendations for restaurants, bars, etc. There was also a page on how to join her VIP club, which automatically gave us a discount on our stay. We told all our friends about Ella’s Vacation Rentals and we can’t wait to visit again. Thanks so much!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Roy, thank you for your stay and for your kind words. I am happy to hear that you took the advantage of my website that serves as an online Travel Guide for my confirmed guests. It is full of useful suggestion about the local establishments and activities. Thank you for you for being a great guest! – Respectfully, Ella

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  193. Jonel Cupidore
    Jonel Cupidore says:

    Ella was caring, and she extended herself because she allowed us an early check in and late check-out. The home was just as the photographs displayed. We loved the walk to the beach – just a few feet from the apartment. Very comfortable -had all the comforts of a home.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Jonel, thank you :) In low demand season is is a bit easier to accommodate flexible check-in and check-out times! I was happy that I was able to do both for you. May Karma be with you – Kind Regards, Ella

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  194. Raquel
    Raquel says:

    A group of friends and I had the pleasure of staying at Ella’s beach house last week and would come back in a heartbeat. Ella made sure everything ran smoothly from start to finish. When we arrived we had plenty of towels, toiletries, and beach gear for our entire stay. The unit was squeaky clean and decorated beautifully, honestly the pictures dont do it justice. The unit was larger than I was expecting, with the extra bed and the pull out sofa it can easily sleep 7 but we only had 4 and were all able to sleep comfortably and with our own privacy. The house is about half a mile from the city strip with tons of shops and fun things to do. We rented scooters for 2 days and explored the beach with those, which I highly recommend, it was such a fun way to get around. The property was literally across the street from the white sandy beach and you have everything provided from beach chairs, to umbrellas, and more. Our unit had 2 large balconies, the top floor balcony has views of the beach and was beautiful for brunch, the lower balcony has tons of seating with 2 grills perfect for an evening of grilling out. I have no complaints from start to finish Ella made herself available anytime we had anu questions and went above and beyond to make sure our trip was enjoyable. We plan on booking again next year and I would recommend this property to everyone. Wish I could leave more stars!

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Thank you Raquel and your lovely group. I do my best to make sure that all is smooth. It is important to travel light to do not hustle with the towels, toiletries, and beach gear. All is there!

      Thank you on noticing the place being cleaned!! It is very hard to find a reliable cleaning crew and I am on number 7th! Hey, I am a clean freak myself.

      Even thou, I have stated in the description that the property is located right across the street from the white sandy beach, yet many times I do get asked, how far is it. Now, I will modify my description to “literally across the street!”

      I am looking forward to hosting you next year!

      Respectfully,

      Ella

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  195. Dwayne White
    Dwayne White says:

    Very clear instructions and place was perfect for couples. Very convenient to the beach and restaurants. Also a short drive to Captiva, which we loved! Thanks Ella.

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  196. Noell J
    Noell J says:

    Ella has done everything to make sure her guests have a great stay in Fort Myers. From the decor to the location, its a great deal. My two friends and I went for a girls trip and we couldn’t have been happier. The place is exceptionally clean. It has very cool decorations and furniture. She provided things such as beach chairs (plenty for all renters), beach towels, wi fi, etc. It’s literally directly across the street from the beach. I would not suggest you take small children as the furniture is all white, lots of glass decor and not really kid friendly (this from a new grandma). However adults please go and enjoy! Also be sure to take quarters if you plan to do laundry as it’s coin operated. Not a big deal just be prepared. Also grab a bag of ice before getting to the place as there wasn’t an ice maker. Again no big deal just saving folks a trip. Thanks Ella for the great place to stay and we are already looking at dates to return.

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    • Ella
      Ella says:

      Dear Noell,

      Thank you for putting a smile on my face. I admire guest who have the qualities of gratitude and appreciation. At the best of my capacity, I do all my best to please every one. I am not perfect and each guest is unique and different. It makes me happy to host such a respectful guest as yourself.

      Kind Regards,

      Ella

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  197. missy
    missy says:

    Ella was wonderful. She provided great directions and information well in advance to plan our trip. She was quickly responsive to our needs. We loved the peace and quiet of the location.

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  198. Presley
    Presley says:

    Fantastic experience! So, relaxing and quaint! The view was absolutely beautiful… The house, along with the property was absolutely adorable. Would love to stay there again.

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