Totally enjoyed Smugglers Cove for two weeks mid-November. Weather was perfect - especially
compared to reports from New England.
All units have screened lanais facing the Gulf. We estimate the water's edge is ~ 150 ft. from the
building so we enjoyed the sound of the surf, watched pelicans plunge, watched dolphins play.
Our unit had two BR and two BA. The "en suite" had a walk in shower with seats. The unit was
very clean and fully equipped with what you would expect for kitchen and bath amenities.
The resort is conveniently located 1/4 mile or so from a Publix supermarket across the street.
There's a 50 ft. wide lawn between the building and the sand, there are also plenty of loungers
and chairs for use in this space. As in most condos, you can't take these to the sand. There are
a few palm trees for those who want a little shade from the hot, hot FL sun. Under "B" building there are two picnic tables for those who want to get out of their condo but still want shade.
The pool is large and deep enough, although no diving allowed. One thing that some might not
like is the pool is on the street side and 3/4 enclosed by a solid high fence. Kind of sterile, but no big deal for us as we did not spend a lot of time there.
There are M and F restrooms and a pay laundry area near the pool. $ 1.50 to wash, $1.50 to dry.
We did also notice a limited library and some puzzles in the community room on ground level, for
those who don't know about all the great things to see and do in the Fort Myers area.
There are people in the office from morning to 4:30 PM; they were just as friendly and accommodating as we could hope.
One thing we did love was the "tiki hut" between the buildings, with four gas grills, a couple of
tables with chairs and bar-like counter with stools facing the sand. We loved sitting there in the evening just looking out at the stars and the lights of the boats passing by.
Keep in mind this is a condo, not a hotel. There is no room service, no housekeeping (unless you want to pay extra), no entertainment, no attached restaurant. There is also no fitness center.
We are giving serious thought to returning. because it was just what we wanted.
- Also Known As:
- Smuggler`s Cove Condo Hotel Fort Myers Beach
- Smuggler's Cove Condo Fort Myers Beach, Florida