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“Mermaid Cottage at Cottages at Paradise Point”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Fort Myers Beach, Florida

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“Mermaid Cottage at Cottages at Paradise Point”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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What a pleasant experience we had at the Mermaid Cottage!

We first discovered Cottages at Paradise Point in an online search to find a special place for a family gathering with our adult children and their little ones. Schedule conflicts prevented us from a stay at that time, but our interest -- and the positive reviews from other visitors – continued over time. Still eager to check it out as a potential family gathering spot, we finally seized the opportunity this summer. We are thrilled that we did!

A stay at the Mermaid Cottage was all that was necessary to let us know we have a place to look forward to on future visits to Florida’s Gulf Coast and a place we are comfortable recommending to others.

We are native Floridians and live on the water on the East Coast. The Gulf and Fort Myers Beach offer an entirely different and very enjoyable experience. The Gulf waters are generally calmer, making it a good choice for families with young children. The north portion of Ft Myers Beach, where the Cottages of Paradise Point property is located, is the quiet part of Ft. Myers Beach. The sands are white, the Gulf is inviting and the sunsets are stellar!

Situated amidst the other Cottages at Paradise Point, the Mermaid Cottage is only a few steps to the clean, white sands of Ft. Myers Beach. The beautiful Gulf is always in view from the Mermaid Cottage’s own elevated deck. The deck’s dining table, lounge chairs and grill provide a comfortable, personal space outdoors to welcome the morning, sit and read, or wind down the day.

A talented decorator with an eye for quality has had a hand in furnishing the Mermaid! The whimsical Mermaid theme is captured throughout and it is nicely appointed with select touches everywhere. Thought has been given to every detail and comfort. It seems the owners asked themselves: “What would I want to enhance my stay at this very special cottage at the beach?” They responded by outfitting it accordingly: A kitchen well furnished with good quality cookware, plentiful dishes and serving utensils; superior linens on the beds and in the bath; a basketful of beach towels; beach chairs; a washer and dryer; an umbrella; and even a place to wash the sand off at the foot of the cottage steps! It is apparent the owners take great pride in what they offer.

In addition to all of the other amenities, we liked that we could park our vehicle under cover of our stilted cottage and that the deck is not only raised, but gated. The gated deck provided safe containment of our small dog, which was a huge plus for us.

We did not utilize the on-property pool, so cannot comment on it, other than to say it looked clean and inviting. We noticed others enjoying it during our stay.

The owner, who lives on-site, keeps a close eye on his property and it shows. He was kind enough to interrupt his dinner and assist when we had challenges with our TV/remote. Every query and each phone call brought an immediate response.

Would we stay here again? Absolutely! Would we recommend Cottages at Paradise Point? …We already have!

We offer our thanks to the owners of this little slice of Paradise. We look forward to staying with you again soon!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It is gratifying to know that our efforts to make each guest's experience special result in happy guests like you. We will be looking forward to hearing from you again when you are ready to plan your next visit to Cottages of Paradise Point on beautiful Fort Myers Beach.
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Jules6157...
Saint Peters, Missouri
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“Best Vacation EVER!!”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I actually hesitate to write a review as wonderful as I would like to write...I am afraid that if the rest of the world finds out how truly fantastic this piece of property is that we will never be able to book a reservation again!!! In all honesty, Dennis and Lisa (the property owners) made us feel as if we had never left home. We visited the week of June 13-20, 2015 and were made to feel like we had always been a park of the little neighborhood of "Paradise Point". My husband and I, with our children, have traveled many places and have never experienced the hospitality that we felt here. There was no accommodation that was neglected. The beds were so comfortable that it was difficult to get up each day. Had it not been for the beautiful beach and comfy beach chairs, we may have just hung out in the cottage that had every amenity possible. We stayed in the Mermaid Cottage, which concerned me a little in the beginning as I was worried that we would not have a view of the water. I was SO WRONG, the view was amazing! We also quickly learned that Times Square was a short walk as well as lots of quaint beach bars that we could stroll to along the beach. There is absolutely NOTHING negative that we can say about the "Cottages". This is the perfect vacation spot for families, singles, retired couples, ANYONE!!! Thank You again Lisa and Dennis!

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
6 Jul 2015
Thenk you so much for the very kind words. Each of us here at Cottages of Paradise Point cares very much about providing each of our guests with the best possible experience, and it is gratifying to receive reviews like yours. I will pass your review on to the others and we will be looking forward to hearing from you again.
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Gabriele...
Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany
2 reviews
“It was a dreamlike stay in "our" mermaid cottage !”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Everything was wonderfull: the home with the comfortable rooms, the terrace under a palmtree and the beautifull view to the beach. We found all the things we were dreaming for.
The owners were very friendly. So we will come back!

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Liked best: Location at the beach
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Ingo S
1 review
“The most relaxing, beautiful and perfect vacation ever!”
Reviewed 9 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The Cottages are just wonderful. The Location, the configuration, the surrounding is picture perfect. We've had the Meirmaid Cottage and felt right at home. It is spacious and well outfitted.The beach starts just a few steps away and provides an endless area of pure white sand.
The owner and all of his staff is very friendly and helpful.
We 've had a unforgetable vacation and will definitely come back as soon as possible!

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Management Response
9 Jun 2015
Thank you so much for thee very kind review. I will pass it on to everybody here. We will be looking forward to hearing from you again when you are ready to return again to Cottages of Paradise Point on beautiful Fort Myers Beach.
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123Barb57
Belleville, Illinois
1 review
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“There is so much to enjoy!”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We are returning once again to Mermaid Cottage at Cottages of Paradise Point. There is so much to enjoy: a delightful cottage on the white sandy beach, the proximity to all that Fort Myers Beach has to offer, spectacular sunsets at the end of the day, and owners Dennis and Lisa who always make us feel welcome. We hope to return year after year!

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Liked best: I love being on the beach!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
28 May 2015
Thank you so much for the very kind review. We all work very hard to make sure each of our guests have a memorable experience, and we're glad to hear that we have been successful. We are looking forward to see you again next winter.
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Betty H
1 review
“This was a wonderful cottage with magical views of the Gulf of Mexico.”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We stayed at the Mermaid cottage for six weeks. The views were fantastic, the cottage was well cared for with wonderful decor, and the attention to renters was exceptional. Everything you could possible need, or want was immediately provided. The cottage was clean and well maintained. We will be back next year for another six week. Thanks to the caring of Dennis and his wife Lisa.Great place!!!

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Liked best: The view, cottage, friendly and quiet North end of Fort Myers Beach!
Liked least: Hard to choose something when everything was top of the line.....
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Thomas S
Switzerland
1 review
“Heaven is a place on earth!”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2013

This is the perfect getaway on the Gulf! We stayed in the Mermaid cottage with our two little girls (four and two years old at the time) for 11 days. The cottages are absolutely charming, tastefully decorated, fully equipped and in excellent condition. The beach starts right at the bottom of the stairs and is super-clean. The water is shallow for a long way out and safe for children. You get to see dolphins and breathtaking sunsets basically every day or can watch the pelicans nose dive for fish right in front of you.

The cottages are in a more calm area of Ft. Myers Beach, about 0.5 mi away from the pier, where you can find plenty of stores and restaurants of all sorts. We walked there with the kids a couple of times also in the dark, not feeling unsafe at all. A Publix store is only a five minute drive away.

We had a truly fantastic time and are CRAVING to go back there someday.


Tom, Mirjam, Emma & Luisa from Switzerland

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
10 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for all the kind words. Our staff works very hard to make each guest's visit memorable, and we are glad that we succeeded so well with your family. We will be looking forward to hearing from you when you are ready to schedule your next visit to Cottages of Paradise Point on beautiful Fort Myers Beach.
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