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Smuggler's Cove Condo
Certificate of Excellence
Indianapolis
1 review
“Clean and nice view day and night”
Reviewed 16 January 2011

Sorry that my review was late but wanted to put it in before the season. My sister and I went during the week of 10-15 and there was extensive remodeling of the outside being done our owners who we rented from were very accomodating to our wants and needs. They also were very understanding .Newly remodeled unit nice scenery .

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Massillon, Ohio, USA
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

What a disappointment! After visiting Smugglers Cove last year, we were so pleased that we decided to go again this year. WHAT A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! The week of our arrival we contacted them to make sure how we could get our key after hours. Not a word was said about the conditions we would find when we got there. We arrived late our first night. They are working on the driveway area of our condo and it was blocked so we had to park next door and drag our luggage and groceries up to the room. Annoyed but exhausted we put our things away and looked out at the Gulf...landscape barricades were strung across the yards leaving very little grass to use for sitting. The landscape was apparently being redone and had all been torn up. Still being tired, we went to bed thinking we'd see things differently in the morning. We found sand & grit in the bed. Unbelievable. The next morning we we out on the balcony to look at the Gulf and all we could smell was exhaust fumes from the workers out front. And we got a good view of the mess that was actually surrounding us. The driveway workers created dust clouds which wafted over the pool area as well. We went to the desk and talked to a very nice lady who connected us to the property manager, a very surly woman who needs some training in customer service. She initially refused to refund our money, but finally relented, less the one night's stay. We also talked with the maid who cleaned our room prior to our arrival and showed her the condition of the sheets we had complained about. The maid apologized, knowing we were right and said that the mess was a real problem. She was far more professional than the woman we spoke to on the phone. We found another place to stay in short order and left as quickly as possible. We will likely never return based on how we were treated by the property manager. It's a nice, quiet location. The condo was lovely. Last year our A/C went out but they eventually got it fixed. No big deal. But this year was more than even we could handle. Please do yourself a favor - if you have reservations here, make a phone call FIRST and see if the work is done. At least we had use of the elevator. If you have respiratory problems as my spouse does, this may not be the place for you this year. And there are plenty of other very nice condos on the beach this season with vacancies.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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smugglerscovecondo, Front Office Manager at Smuggler's Cove Condo, responded to this review, 1 May 2011
Sections of Smuggler's Cove was closed during the Summer of 2010 for installation of parking lot pavers. All renovations have been completed and Smuggler's Cove was once again voted "Best Condo on the Beach." Smuggler's Cove has 66 condos in it's rental program and 6 are offered by individual owners. I was happy to contact the condo owner and provide a refund on his behalf.
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Winona, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2010

We just returned from our 2nd vacation at Fort Myers Beach. This time we stayed at Smugglers Cove. Our original accommodations were in Condo A on the 5th floor, but found out because of the work they were having done at the time, the elevator wasn't working so we contacted other owners and ended up staying in Condo A, 1st floor. The condo was a bit outdated, but was equipped with almost anything you needed. Publix right down the street. However, the view and being so close the beach was outstanding. They are getting their parking areas and walkways paved so that was a bit of an inconvenience. The elevators were finally running the day before we left. We seen dolphins almost every day, the sting rays were plentiful, and loved watching the birds. There weren't many people there at the end of September, but they starting rolling in when we left. I would probably stay there again, but would enjoy a condo on a higher floor if the elevators are still in working order. Overall, a good place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2010

Yes, the furnishings are a little outdated, but it was clean, comfortable, and relaxing. Our family had a wonderful time. You can sit in your chair in the living room and STILL see folks walking down the beach, it doesn't get closer than that. We saw dolphins, swim within 10 feet of us, rays going about their business, jellyfish (not harmful!), sand dollars, shells, etc.........just wonderful.
The pool was great, but having had a salt pool ourselves, we believe it was over treated at one point as the families eyes were burning for HOURS. We think if it was just treated that a note should be posted!
Also the air went out in our unit, but they moved us and dealt with it. Nothing to get mad about, it happens.
Most rooms have books, swim accessories and other items to help fill any empty spaces, but we found our time was filled with swimming and browsing. We took the GOODTIMES charter, ecotour, and we all liked that very much!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2010

This 2 bedroom / 2 bath condo was right on the beach. The rooms were spacious. The large lanai was screened in, and there was a window wall that could be opened up between the lanai and the living room. We stayed in unit 6A6, which was updated beautifully. The kitchen was fully stocked with a microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and all the pots & pans, dishes, glasses and coffee mugs you could need. There was lots of silverware, knives, can openers, scissors, even a corkscrew. The unit supplied a large supply of bath towels and beach towels. These were not "hotel grade" they were like you would buy for home. There was a large flat panel TV in the living room and in each of the bedrooms.

This condo was only 3 blocks from the Publix grocery store. There are two buildings with 6 floors of units (the bottom floor is parking). There was an elevator for each building (although it was a little slow). We did not use the pool at all, because the beach was so lovely. It is shallow and you can walk out a long way before it gets very deep. The condo had lounge chairs available for guests' use. If you like to grill out, they also provided 4 large gas grills down by the beach.

If I ever visit Fort Myers Beach again, I will absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2010

When first arrived we where all unsure of how this vacation of ten days would be. i have to adnit the the location is quit fare away from many attraction and also the highway. Are room 2B4 wasn't the most renovated of them all really look like it was decorated in the 50's but really its only to go to sleep right suggestion if you want a newly renovation room go for 2B7 best room of all the one's we had and we had 6 room in total for our family. Try it out its worth it dolphins every morning some attraction on the beach but really worth the visit would go back anytime

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Indianapolis
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2009

Stayed at Steve's Smugglers Cove Condo In Paradise www.mycondoinparadise.com and it was everything shown in his website and then some. My family of 5 will definately be back. The video games were a Godsend. Thanks Steve

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Smuggler's Cove Condo
Address: 5100 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4006
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
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Ranked #16 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Fort Myers Beach
Number of rooms: 84
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Smuggler`s Cove Condo Hotel Fort Myers Beach
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