Such a delightful place to stay, friendly and helpful welcome from Connie , Axel and Valerie.
We stayed in an upstairs suite with lots of room and very attractively furnished and presented.
Nice extras like a magnifying mirror in the shower room, essential as you get older! Also there is a great laundry room which was so helpful after travelling for a couple of weeks. It was a joy to sit on the balcony and look out on the attractive dock, with lots of trees and shrubs and wildlife to observe. There was a lovely heated pool below and loungers looking out on the dock.
Breakfast was comprehensive, with fruit and boiled eggs as well as the usual drinks, toast and bagels. It was the same every day, but if you want variety there are plenty of places within easy walking distance if you fancy a change.
MBI is tucked away at the back of the main street/beach area and so is very peaceful but central.
The music from the local bar always stopped at 10 o'clock.
We walked to Bowditch Point [ 15 minutes-there are trams ] to enjoy a beautiful sunset, had a relaxing day on the beach [ 5 minute walk ] and spent a wonderful day at Lover's Key beach and park where we saw 4 manatees playing in the water, dolphins fishing in the shallows and we collected beautiful shells. Bliss!
The only downside to Fort Myers Beach was the traffic-we were there near peak time-but with Axel's helpful advice we managed to avoid most of it and had a wonderful week.
Our thanks to Connie, Axel and Valerie for being such charming hosts and having such a special place to stay. If we return to the area we would certainly stay at MBI again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A waterfront Bed and breakfast Small Inn Hotel in the heart of Fort Myers Beach. Located on Estero Island right next to colorful "Old San Carlos Boulevard/Times Square" shopping and dining district and just 1.5 blocks to Gulf beaches. Stroll out our front door and around the corner you'll find all the shops, restaurants, outdoor cafes, bars with live music, and Casino-Cruise-Ships. Charter fishing boats, fishing pier and the most beautiful white sandy beach with all the watersport activities are just steps away. In addition you will be just minutes away from the surrounding areas of Lovers Key Statepark, Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Pine Island and Bonita Beach. Not to forget the "Key-West-Express" is just a short ride away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manatee Bay Hotel Fort Myers Beach