Beach Vacation Blog - A blog about vacations in Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs along with things to do and places to stay in Southwest Florida.

Beach Vacation Blog

A blog about vacations in Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs along with things to do and places to stay in Southwest Florida.

In a little over a week, the 3 day Fort Myers Beach Pollo Tropical Pirate Fest will start and  it’s going to be a great time here on the beach!

As we reviewed in our last blog post, it’s a family friendly event, too! 😉

Pollo Tropical Pirate Festival

The 8th Annual Pirate Fest is sponsored by Pollo Tropical and will be featuring:

  • The Pub N Grub Pirate Stroll – Friday (10/11) evening stroll with the pirate musicians along Old San Carlos Blvd and Estero Blvd.  It starts at the Cottage at 6pm sharp, and will hit many pubs throughout the evening.
  • The Pirates’ Ball at Nervous Nellie’s – Local favorite band Celtic Stew will be playing while prizes are won for best pirate, best wench and best couple.
  • And so many more events!

We still have availability for our Fort Myers Beach Home Rentals and our Fort Myers Beach Condo Rentals.  If you’d like more assistance, please feel free to give our wonderful staff a call at (866) 218-1709 – we’re here for you!

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, if you haven’t already – we’ll keep on sharing the fun of Florida with you!

Remember – it’s always beachtime at Lahaina, too!



Some people enjoy the nightlife and the hustle & bustle of the Time Square area at the North End of Fort Myers Beach.

But if you prefer a laid back type of vacation where you can relax and unwind with the beauty of nature all around you, then you might want to consider staying at Creciente 415N.

This condo has northern views overlooking the preserve and beach. The patio can be open-air or air conditioned. Perfect for the nature lover, watch the birds come in for their morning gathering. On-site pool and tennis courts.

For booking rates and dates of availablity, click here or call us at 1-866-218-1709.

It’s always beachtime at Lahaina!

Over the past week, we’ve been announcing our Winter Promotions, offering 5% off select Fort Myers Beach condos.

Black Friday Deals - Fort Myers BEach Condo Rentals

What better day than today, Black Friday, to save on these amazing vacation rentals while availability remains:

With beautiful weather year round, a gorgeous coastline, and plenty of fun things to see and do, it’s no wonder many people make Fort Myers Beach their vacation destination! Don’t miss your opportunity to save on these great properties. You deserve it!

Visit our website for more great home and condo rentals on Fort Myers Beach, or call us at (877) 776-0186, and we’ll be happy to help you find what you’re looking for!

Remember – “It’s always beachtime at Lahaina!”


We hope you’ll take advantage of 5% savings on this Fort Myers Beach condo, while availability lasts!

Our fourth winter promotion is the Harbor Pointe 721 North!

Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental - Harbor Pointe 721 North












Harbor Pointe 721 North:

Discover amazing views from this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath Harbour Pointe condo. You’ll enjoy watching beautiful sunsets from both the living room and lanai. The condo is on the 7th floor with windows galore and an incredible bay or Gulf view from every one of them!

This spacious bright and cheery condo has a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable seating for four in both the breakfast nook and the dining area.

The complex is meticulously maintained and has a bay front boardwalk that is perfect for an evening stroll where you are likely to see dolphins or a manatee. There is a beautiful heated pool, hot tub, recreation room, BBQ grills and a fishing deck. You’ll want to return year after year!

Book Now while availability lasts!

To save 5%, simply use the Promo Code: Winter5, when making your reservation online, or call us at (877) 776-0186, and we’ll be happy to help you!

Remember – “It’s always beachtime at Lahaina!”


The 5% savings continue (while availability lasts) as we add another Fort Myers Beach condo rental to our Winter Promotion!

Our third winter promotion is the Sun Caper 108!

Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental - Sun Caper 108










Sun Caper 108:

This attractive, comfortably furnished, Gulf-view condo is ready for your relaxing vacation. Sun Caper Condominium is just a short walk to the Gulf of Mexico around the southern tip of a beautiful nature preserve. From your living room and master bedroom, you’ll have a great view overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and this preserve. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and Gulf breezes from the screened-in lanai.

The spacious living room has a large flat screen TV and there’s a king mattress in each bedroom, making it the perfect condo for two couples!

There is an exercise room in the complex.

Book Now while availability lasts!

To save 5%, simply use the Promo Code: Winter5, when making your reservation online, or call us at (877) 776-0186, and we’ll be happy to help you!

Remember – “It’s always beachtime at Lahaina!”


We’re extremely excited to announce a limited time 5% savings promotion on a few of our condos!

Our first winter promotion is the Sand Caper 206!

Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental - Sand Caper 206

Sand Caper 206:

The Sand Caper Condominium complex is beachside by the preserve and just steps to the widest part of the beach on the island.

It is conveniently located to shops and restaurants.

This condo has a partial Gulf view.

Wireless Internet provided.

To save 5%, simply use the Promo Code: Winter5, when making your reservation online, or call us at (877) 776-0186, and we’ll be happy to help you!

Remember – “It’s always beachtime at Lahaina!”


Best Places on the Islands for Boating

This is the eleventh installment of Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach: A Renter’s Guide To the Islands which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

A vacation to the islands of Southwest Florida isn’t complete without a day on the water! Ahh…just imagine the breeze through your hair and the sun on your face, as you cruise along the Gulf of Mexico. The calm waters of the Gulf and back bays are ideal for boating enthusiasts! Here are a few of the best boating destinations you may want to consider stopping at:

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If you’re looking for a handicap and wheelchair accessible condo rental in sunny, beautiful Florida, be sure to check out our Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental in beautiful Bella Lago!

Bella Lago - Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental

Beautiful views from the Lanai of Bella Lago 531

This condo features:

  • A wonderfully decorated three bedroom, and two bathroom wheelchair accessible corner unit.
  • 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size bed and 1 Queen Sofa sleeper.
  • A universal design – it meets the needs of able bodied people who have accessibility issues.
  • Third floor location – excellent views of the Gulf of Mexico, overlooking a man made lake, fountain and golf course.
  • French doors to master bedroom.
  • A large, barrier free, roll in shower in the master bathroom.
  • Wireless Internet.
Wheelchair Accessible Rental with Roll In Shower - Fort Myers Beach

Wheelchair Accessible Roll In Shower

The Bella Lago community features resort-style amenities including a great pool, Jacuzzi, clubhouse, exercise room, tennis courts and golf course.

Check availability on this condo online, Bella Lago 531, or give us a call at (866) 218-1709 to learn more!

Remember, “It’s always beachtime at Lahaina!”


– Barb


We thought we’d keep the spirit of our last blog “Fort Myers Beach Rental Reviews” alive, and share a few more reviews. 🙂

We’re so happy to help people relax and enjoy their dream vacation in beautiful Florida sun…

View from Seaside 108 on Fort Myers Beach

Beautiful View of Fort Myers Beach from Seaside Lanai

The Ottossons enjoyed their visit to Fort Myers Beach at Seaside, with access and views directly to Fort Myers Beach and said:

Great location to the beach and Publix.  Clean, silent, slow traffic – wonderful American people.  Very satisfied with your service, and we’ll recommend this to friends.


Pool Deck at Hibiscus Point - Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental

The Pool Deck at beautiful Hibiscus Point

The Hunters enjoyed time with us at Hibiscus Point (Unit 433), and said:

Our unit was nice and bright, my contacts – Stephanie, Manu, and Anthony were excellent, great service (thank you)!

Polynesian Village - Fort Myers Beach

Beautiful Polynesian Village on Fort Myers Beach

The Borowskis enjoyed their time with us at Polynesian Village on the north end of Fort Myers Beach, and said:

It was very clean and cute, and will definitely recommend it to friends!

Beach Pub Beauty - Fort Myers Beach Rental

Directly on Fort Myers Beach with a large wrap around balcony!

The DelCampos enjoyed our Beach Pub Beauty, and said:

We had a great time @ the beach pub beauty!  Looking forward to returning next year!  Excellent service and very satisfied with our condo.

If we can help you in any way, be sure to let us know by calling (866) 218-1709 or visiting our Fort Myers Beach Condo & Home Rentals web site.

“It’s always beachtime at Lahaina!”

– Barb

Fort Myers Beach Rental Reviews – Homes & Condos

Posted by Barb On February 19th

We hope you’re having a great 2012 – this year has been a wonderful year for us so far! 🙂

We’ve been very busy helping couples, families and friends enjoy their beach vacation in the beautiful southwest Florida sun…

Fort Myers Beach - Condo and Home Rentals by Lahaina

Fort Myers Beach - Beautiful Skies, Soft Sand and the Gulf of Mexico

We’ve also been getting great feedback from our recently debuted our latest eBook, “Fort Myers Beach & Bonita Beach – A Renter’s Guide to the Islands“.

We thought we’d take a moment and share some of our Fort Myers Beach Rentals Reviews (remember, we offer over 165 Homes and Condos on Fort Myers Beach, Lovers Key, and Bonita Beach):

Palm Harbor - Master Bedroom View

Palm Harbor - Master Bedroom View

Jerry & Sheila from Canadian rented our Palm Harbor Condo (Unit 204E) for nearly 2 months and said:

Hello: Had a great winter get Away!!!Condo was great owner was considerate and accommodating make certain you thank him for us!!!!!!! Lahaina staff was excellent. Home safe and sound and missing the great weather we had in Jan. Feb already!!!!   We will be in touch but we dont like to make our plans this far in advance. Thank You again your Canadian friends, Jerry & Sheila

Carlos Pointe 413 - Fort Myers Beach Condo

Carlos Pointe 413 - Fort Myers Beach Condo

Dolores, who rented our Carlos Pointe Condo (Unit 413) for two weeks, said:

Everything was perfect!  Thank you for a wonderful time!  I was very satisifed with the condo & Lahaina’s service!

Carlos Pointe 124 - View from the Lanai

Carlos Pointe 124 - View from the Lanai

Kevin & Beverly, who rented our Carlos Point Condo (Unit 124) for a week, said:

We really enjoyed our stay. The unit was very comfortable…my wife and I were especially pleased with the comfort of the master bed (we don’t typically sleep well away from our own bed). Check In/Check Out was ‘easy’. Very nice…


If you think we can help you in any way, be sure to visit our online listings for Fort Myers Beach Condo & Homes Rentals, or give us a call at (866) 218-1709.

And don’t forget – “It’s always beach time at Lahaina!” 🙂