Fort Myers is located in Southwest Florida along the eastern shores of the Caloosahatchee River. The city is known for its Gulf Coast beaches and a Fort Myers vacation is sure to provide ample opportunity to experience fun in the sun. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals offers you a range of accommodation in the Fort Myers area to suit all of your specific vacation plans. Choose from a variety villa rentals and accommodations including luxury waterfront vacation home rentals, condo rentals, your own villa rental, or beautiful lodging alongside world famous golf courses.

Fort Myers is steeped in history and is home to a wealth of sights, museums and estates. The city’s claim to fame is the legendary inventor Thomas Edison who built his winter holiday home and laboratory here. Thomas Edison invited his close friends, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, to join him in Fort Myer, and Ford built the first Ford Car Dealership right in town. The Edison-Ford Winter Estates are now on public display, and no Fort Myers vacation is complete without stopping to see some of Edison's lesser-known inventions.

Fort Myers is now known as the City of Palms after Thomas Edison planted hundreds of towering royal palms along McGregor Boulevard, a historic residential street and site of his winter estate. You don’t want to miss the famous Festival of Light which is a month long celebration in honor of Edison's birthday, February 11th. Countless events are held throughout the celebration including parades, concerts, science fairs and crafts shows. Booking villas and Florida vacation rentals for this busy time of year should be made well in advance.

Fort Myers enjoys a subtropical climate and is a perfect city to be explored by bicycle. Many activities are within an easy cycle from your centrally located vacation rental and you will find plenty to keep the whole family occupied. If you have the kids in tow, stop by the Imaginarium children's museum for a totally interactive experience. If you love golf you’ll be right at home here. The Royal Course at the beautiful Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club was voted "Best Country Club Course" in Southwest Florida and there are too many other courses in the area to list. Sports fan can enjoy a day with the Boston Red Sox who hold their spring training in Fort Myers. With such a diverse range of activities combined with fabulous accommodations and villa rentals and a visit to Fort Myers is sure to be a vacation you will never forget. Different than staying in rentals near Disney World.

There are more than 100 coastal islands west of Fort Myers. Unspoiled beaches are waiting to be explored and shelling, swimming, boating, fine fishing, and wildlife viewing are just some of the activities that draw people to this area. Discover this coastal paradise from the comfort of your Owner Direct vacation rental where you are sure to find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs whether it be a beach front condo rental, golf course villa rental, oceanfront vacation home rental, or lodgings in the heart of town. Read More Read Less
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