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Good! 3.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 30, 2016
2br-apartment in historical building close to downtown Ft. Myers with pool

Welcome to our little paradise!

Come and enjoy some magic days in a romantic apartment, which is well renowned for its sophisticated and playful atmosphere.

Our apartment is situated in a newly renovated historical building, which has been restored according to the traditional Florida-style, right in the center of Fort Myers.

You can spend an unforgettable vacation,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 destinationsFort Myers and Cape Coral. As a special treat there, you can observe dolphins and manatees swimming in the bay.

Come and stay in our little paradise. It will get under your skin!!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Martina Streng (owner and manager)

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Speaks: english, german

9 Reviews

Good! 3.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)


Graet, great, great...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Villa Barra. Everything was clean and well-maintained.

Our biggest highlight was the the boat-trip with Marco!!! We saw Manatees and Dolphins and had a lot of fun on board....AWESOME

If we´ll come back again to Florida, we definitely want to stay in this house again...

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Yes, it was a wonderful boat trip...thank you for beeing our guests...your florida4you-Team!
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Really terrific place!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at was really terrific! Our room was comfortable, clean and charming. Alex met us with a warm, gracious welcome and many helpful tips.

The property was well maintained and the new pool very lovely.

In spite of children and babies staying also, it was very quiet in our room. (granted, we ran the AC units.)

The bed was very comfortable and inviting. (and, we are quite discerning, being vacation rental owners for 20 years... and, we sleep on a temperpedic at home..)

We have already made our reservations for next year... need we say more?

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: No, you don´t need to say more! But we really thank you for your visit, your review and for booking our charming Villa Barra again...see you next year! your florida4you-team
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Stuck in the last century

  • 1 of 5

The best feature of this rental home is its location close to all services and walkable to the Edison and Ford Estates on McGregor Blvd. Free parking and laundry services are available. The pool area is nice but there is no shade options unless you leave it for the gazebo outside.

However, this building is stuck in the last century. Watching TV is impossible in some of the units since NO CABLE is offered and the local service relies on the outdated option of RABBIT EARS. Who knew such a device was still available! Despite all attempts to move it around to find a good position, it never worked and the picture would get buzzy, or worse, freeze intermittantly and randomly making it impossible to watch an entire show.

There are several options for seating, however, none of them are comfortable. The bed was a chiropracter's dream since it was tilting to one side and the mattress was hard which led to waking up with a backache.

There are significant safety concerns. There is only a steep, narrow staircase and no second escape option such as a fire escape from the top floor to use in a fire emergency.

The shower had the plumbing misfitted so that the hot and cold knobs are reversed but there is no sign to warn of this error and there is a potential for a burn to occur until you figure out this mistake exists. The bathroom has no window or fan so that it quickly overheats when taking a shower and the condensation builds up creating a mildew problem on the walls of the shower.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, our Villa Barra is located close to down town Ft. Myers. Like many houses in this area, it is a historical building in the traditional "Florida-style". We call her affectionately our old lady. It is for this reason why we hesitated before building a pool on the ground. But in the end we are happy that we "upgraded" our lady with this project. Especially as it is guaranteeed that there is neither too much nor too little shade or sun because of some to the neighboring property adjacent trees!? Villa Barra is a vacationrental home with different apartments and studios. During high season we have many guests. It is quite normal that everyone has different personal needs and requirements: some guests insist on cable tv, some will need a soft mattress...while other guests are more satisfied with harder mattresses...we do all we can to assist the well-being of all of our guests. But sometimes we - and especially our local staff - are at the limits and must realize that you can´t please every guest! Fortunately, most guests know what to expect from the information given on the different websites where the Villa is listed and recognize the charm of our "lady"...your florida4you-team
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Our Home Away From Home

  • 3 of 5

This is our 4th time returning to Villa Barra. We love staying here as it provides us with all our basic needs eg. kitchen. We enjoy having breakfast on the front porch and eating supper on the picnic table at the back. If there has ever been any questions or concerns, the owner and staff quickly respond to our needs which is greatly appreciated. You'll enjoy this place as a good spot from which to lay your head after doing all your tripping around!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: At first we wanna thank you for your 4th visit at our Villa Barra! And of course thank you for your review. The praise of our (regular) guests drives us daily to better performances and motivates us to continue...hope to see you again soon! Your florida4you-team
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Funky downtown reasonably priced accommodation

  • 4 of 5

This was a really enjoyable place to stay. The location is great being right downtown within walking distance of the Edison/Ford winter homes. (A must see attraction) Our Studio Orlando was clean and comfortable. We met with the property manager soon after we arrived and he was helpful in orienting us to the house and surrounding attractions. We would definitely book again. If stairs are a problem try to book a downstairs studio.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We will forward your praise to our local staff. I am sure your advice to book a downstairs unit if stairs are a problem is very helpful for our future guests. Looking forward to having you among one of our properties again soon...your florida4you-team!
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Our apartment (Tampa) had nice accommodations for 2 persons. We particularly enjoyed the privacy afforded by the property and the location near downtown Ft Myers which has a lot going for it. Didn't use the pool but did use the bicycles. Customer service was very good. We felt that this property was a good value and we would use it again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes, the weather was not necessarily suitable to use the pool! But we would be happt to welcome you again at Villa Barra so you still can appreciate the pool to swim in...your florida4you-team
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southwest Florida International Airport at 17 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Fort Myers Country Club at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : I 75 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Cape Coral Beach at 11 Miles Car: recommended

The beaches of Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Sanibel Island can be easily 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 as Miami, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburgh or St. Augustine are within close reach. And of course, the famous Everglades are just around the corner.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn Last Minute
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Last Minute
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Main Season
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

the security deposit shall be refunded within 14 days after your departure via check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Villa Barra - a special place with special atmosphere! The Villa Barra offers the possibility of absolute peace and relaxation. Different Places offer retreat and conviviality, depending on your needs. It also is possible to experience an eventful vacation - with extensive biking, canoeing idyllic, individual boat tours, with fitness and more. Candles in the pool area will make the evening as a romantic experience... Our guests have bikes free available! By individual arrangement, you can explore the area by bicycle.

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