2br-apartment in historical building close to downtown Ft. Myers with pool
- english, german
About Martina Streng
My husband and I have been successful landlords for vacation homes and apartments for several years in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Matlacha. I really enjoy my work and I want to bring other people closer to the beauty and joie de vivre that Florida conveys. That's why we offer reasonably priced and well-appointed accommodations that are lavishly furnished and offer everything to make your holiday relaxing, fun and comfortable. We offer a high standard of cleanliness and are always available with advice and assistance. Enjoy a wonderful time!
Martina Streng purchased this Apartment in 2009
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - baby cot and highchair availablebaby cot and highchair available
No smoking - smoking is allowed outsidesmoking is allowed outside
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- In cases of bookings via a Third party site, we are obliged by law to request additional information approve like a registration form
- and a valid signature
- NO LONG TERM RENTALS DURING THE HIGH SEASON!
Small apartment perfect for our little family
The house is very sweet in a nice part of town. We found it to be very clean. The pool is also warm and clean and right out the back door. It was very quiet at night. The beds were comfortable. The house is a short driving distance to downtown Fort Myers which is really fun with lots of restaurants and little shops.
Thanks a lot. Your kind words to our Barra Villa Resort make us very happy. We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Fort Myers so much!
Pool water was cold and unable to use. Lots of nice chairs by pool. 2 bike locks on porch but no bikes. Property manager was very quick to respond and pleasant to work with. Nice and close to a Publix.
With regard to the pool temperature, we will see if other guests have changed the settings here since past guests have not bothered with the temperature. Furthermore, we would like to point out that we know that there are bicycles to see on one or the other picture and that we actually provide them - but we do not officially advertise them, as not all of our guests have treated them with care in the past and therefore we can never say whether the bicycles are in a drivable condition. And of course, we thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Not as expected
We booked this property for the sole purpose it was offered with a pontoon boat. Two weeks before our arrival we were told the boat was no longer available and we wouldn't of even known if I hadn't inquired about booking the boat during our stay. Due to pictures on the listing, we thought the apartment was on water, with the boat, but no water in sight. The pictures online made the property appear nicer than it actually was. It served our purpose but we were disappointed to say the least. The property owners were very responsive to questions and needs but unfortunately we would not revisit this property if we return to Florida.
We say thanks for rating our accommodation in Fort Myers. This accommodation is located not far from the Caloosahatchee River, but quite rightly not directly on the water. It should be noted that the guest has sent several requests: among others also for our accommodation in Matlacha - which is located directly on the water. For sure there was a misunderstanding because the pictures of the advertisement for the "Apartment Sanibel" do not promise a location on the water. Furthermore, we do not advertise our Pontoon Boat any more, because it is not available as a rental boat any longer. But we are happy to give you recommendations and tips on which of the numerous boat rentals in and around Fort Myers you can rent a boat with a clear conscience.
Great location, comfortable accommodations!!
Great communication, friendly landlords.
Lovely pool. House is in great neighborhood and within walking distance to restaurants and downtown.
Thank you for your feedback ;) Please keep our rentals in mind for any future trips into this area!
Poor Response and Accuracy of online listing
We were dissatisfied with the apt. We had to contact the property manager about issues several times and most of the time they were slow to respond. We were told they could not talk right now and the owner was very busy. Our issues were: Moldy shower and moldy in the back of the closet in the master bedroom at the floor where we were supposed to hang our clothes, no response to the closet issue, and we spent the whole week with a moldy shower. We bought a bath mat so we would not have to stand on the mold. They said they could have a cleaning crew there he same day, they never showed up even after multiple attempts to reach both the property manager and the owner, which I might mention she was in Germany.
She said she was available to reach, but we could never get the call to go through or no one ever answered the phone. We were to sweep the place but there was no broom to be found. The next day, a broom and dust pan was placed in the hallway for communal use. The owner stated " all apts. are equipped with their own broom", NOT TRUE. We asked the other tennents if they had brooms to sweep with and they said "No". They could not find a broom either.
The ironing board and iron was also communal across the parking lot in the laundry shed. The owner stated, "An iron/ironing board for each apt. would be a completely unnecessary purchase." She said we should "go to the laundry room, grab the iron/ironing board, take it to your apt. and bring it back after use.' We told her it was raining. She said Who irons daily on their holidays? We don't but it would have been nice to have it when needed.
Our hairdryer was a European hair dryer unable to be used, we had to call for another one. The plug had two large prongs on the plug and could not be plugged in.
We had a plug outlet that pulled the whole way out of the wall in the bedroom. The owner did not even comment on that. I'm sure it was a fire hazard.
We told them the porch and porch furniture was dirty. The owner stated" Didn't you mention it had rained during your stay?" The porch was a covered porch with a complete overhang. The rain never got the porch wet.
There were routers in the hallway for ALL THE APTS. hooked to an EXTENSION CORD and ran under OUR apt. door and plugged in to our apt.outlet. The owner said the ad said they "offered internet, didn't we have internet?"
I would not advise you rent this apt, there were more issues. It's not what it appears. I have pictures of the moldy areas
Our accommodations are situated in the historical quarter of Fort Myers, in walking distance to Downtown and close to many sports stadiums.
Whether you choose one of the apartments at our Barra Villa I or at our new house Barra Villa II - you will be thrilled by their individual style. You can relax and spend some time in one of the different lounge areas in the tropical backyard.
You can spend an unforgettable time, visiting Fort Myers’ historical quarter right next to the Edison & Ford Home, next to the downtown area. You can actually walk to the Gulf of Mexico, joining the popular holiday destinations Fort Myers and Cape Coral. As a special treat there, you can observe dolphins and manatees swimming in the bay.
The beaches of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Sanibel Island can easily be reached by car. And there’s much more to discover than the breathtaking white beaches. As relaxing as the sunny days in the city and on the beach can be, as exciting is the nightlife of Fort Myers Beach with numerous nightclubs, bars, and restaurants.
Fort Myers also offers various big shopping malls and outlets. And of course, there is a huge selection of sports you can enjoy here. Fort Myers offers all kinds of aquatic sports, there are tennis courts and many golf courses of varying difficulty, always in a beautiful scenery and easily reachable.
If you enjoy day trips Florida is full of different type of attractions like Disneyworld or Cape Kennedy. Cities like Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburgh or St. Augustine are within close reach. And of course, the famous Everglades are just around the corner.