to a tropical island getaway on Southwest Florida's Gulf
Coast shores. We invite you to enjoy an atmosphere
that's a little quieter, a little less hurried and a lot
less like the rest of the world. This is a place of
exotic tropical wildlife, pristine white sand beaches
and hundreds of uninhabited islands. From the Beaches of
Fort Myers and Sanibel this area has a lot to
offer even the most discerning home owner or buyer. Our
areas include but are not limited to: Sanibel & Captiva
Islands, Fort Myers Beach,
Fort Myers, Bonita Springs,
Cape Coral, Pine Island, Boca Grande & Outer
Fort Myers, and
Edison Home:The Edison Estate was deeded
to the City of Fort Myers by Mrs. Thomas (Mina) Edison
in 1947 and opened to the public later that year. The
Ford Estate was purchased by the Estates in 1988 and
opened to the public in 1990. A new non-profit
corporation operates both properties, which are owned by
the City of Fort Myers.
There is a 15,000 sq. ft. museum with hundreds of Edison
and Ford inventions and objects, video theatres, and
changing special exhibits. For more information
Fort Myers Beach:
It’s hard to imagine
Fort Myers Beach
as a remote stretch of green edged with white, soft sand
and accessible only by boat. However, that's just what
it was until the first “Little Bridge" was constructed
to bring tourists and locals alike to the seven-mile
Estero Island through
on the mainland. By the late 1920s, a new bridge
(actually a second-hand one from the
east coast of Florida) was installed near the
current San Carlos Bridge .
Little by little, Estero
Island’s attractive features, including miles and miles
of white, sandy beaches, have captured the imaginations
of visitors from near and far. This beach community
draws thousands of visitors from around the world each year.
fishing and the spectacular
Lovers Key State Park
makes this island a real recreational playground.
Add to that a great number of family-friendly resorts,
quaint cottages, Old Florida charm, restaurants serving
fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and an annual
Shrimp Festival, and it’s a beach vacation paradise.
gleams along the northern tip of the island around
shopping-and-dining destination Times Square,
and sunset watching is a favored pastime.
Three new shopping centers will have you hopping from
the shore to the stores.
Be sure to save space in your rental car – you'll need
it for all of those shopping bags.
The new International Design Center offers fine
furniture, accessories, fabrics, wall coverings,
lighting, kitchen and bath products, flooring and
antiques – all under one roof. More than 80
internationally known showrooms anchor the
250,000-square-foot center, including Agostino's, Ann
Sacks Tile & Stone, Clive Christian, Gallery on Fifth,
Paris Ceramics and Stickley Furniture. Peruse the first
floor retail shops and a “designer on call" will assist
with tours of the second- and third-floor showrooms.
Amenities include valet parking, a gourmet restaurant
and designer lounge. For more information on the Design
Center, visit the
Design Center website!
is the area’s new Main Street-style shopping
destination, complete with Mediterranean Revival-style
architecture. Here, retailers and a variety of
restaurants intermingle with office condos and
residential units, all surrounding several acres of
lakes with a boardwalk. For more information, visit the
Coconut Point website!
The new Gulf Coast Town Center is comprised of two
hotels and 120 specialty shops and restaurants. Here,
too, you'll enjoy the comfort of a Main Street layout
with a Floridian flair as you peruse the shops for the
perfect vacation memento. For more information about
Gulf Coast Town Center, visit the
Gulf Coast Town Center website!
Best Bets for
Experience the local flavor by dining out in
Lee County, where the restaurant choices are
diverse and delicious enough to satisfy every palate.
You’ll find everything from fresh, Florida seafood to
ethnic-inspired specialty dishes, many of which are
served with great waterfront views. Plan it right and
you may get to see the sunset from your dinner table.