Dinner and a show on the balcony - There’s nothing like dining with a view of the beach and the gulf. The salt-scented breeze makes everything taste better, and you just might catch dolphins and manatees swimming in the water.Welcome to Gateway Villa 796! - A beautifully furnished 2-bedroom condo on the 7th floor overlooking the beach and the Gulf of Mexico, it’s the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and style.Stretch out and relax - Gather the gang together for movie night, or sprawl out on the sofa for a nap: The comfortably furnished, wonderfully roomy living area can accommodate it all.The heated beachfront pool - Swim some laps, then dry off on one of the deck loungers, surrounded by sunshine and balmy breezes. Bliss!A view from just about every room - The open floor plan means that whether you’re in the living room, at the dining table, or in the kitchen, you’ll have a view of the gulf.No reservations needed! - Although there are dozens of restaurants within walking distance, sometimes nothing beats dinner at home--especially when the surroundings are as lovely and comfortable as Gateway Villa 796.Linger long after the meal is over - The dining chairs are so comfortable, you’ll want to remain at the table long after the meal is over. So after clearing the dishes, bring out a game or open another bottle of wine and savor spending time with family anThe kitchen’s fully equipped - Appliances, cookware, prep tools, tableware, and plenty of cabinets to store your groceries: The kitchen has everything you need, whether you plan to cook multicourse meals or simply brew some coffee.A Peaceful Retreat - The primary suite’s king-size bed is so spacious and comfortable, you might be tempted to linger in bed for hours. Go ahead--you are on vacation, after all!The primary bedroom opens onto the balcony - Enjoy a late-night drink under the stars (so romantic!) before turning in, then wake up, refreshed and reinvigorated, to a view of endless blue skies and sparkling waters.The luxurious primary bathroom - There’s plenty of storage for all your toiletries, as well as lots of light for getting ready to hit the town.Twin beds in the 2nd bedroom - With 2 twin beds, the 2nd bedroom is especially well suited for the kids. They’ll love having their own private hangout.A bathroom for each bedroom - Because Gateway Villa 796 has 2 full bathrooms--one for each bedroom--you won’t have to wait on line in the morning to take a shower.What a view! - Gentle waves lapping at the white sands, seabirds soaring across endless skies, pelicans diving into the water, the balmy breeze tickling your skin: The balcony is a truly magical place to relax.The balcony is like a 2nd dining room - You might want to enjoy all your meals out here. No matter how high the temperatures, the ceiling fan and the roof will keep you cool and well shaded.Come on in, the water’s fine! - Even if the gulf waters are chilly, the complex’s heated pool will be just right for a swim.The patio adjacent to the beach - The complex’s patio area has grills and seating so that you can savor a barbecue among the palm trees as you look out onto the beach.The beach is your backyard - When you stay at Gateway Villa 796, the velvety sands of Fort Myers Beach are just steps from your door. You’re all but sleeping on the beach!Easy entry into the pool - Wide steps make it easy for just about everyone to access the complex’s spacious heated pool.So velvety beneath your feet - Fort Myers Beach is home to the annual American Sand Sculpting Competition. Once you step foot on its lush sands, you’ll see--and feel!--why.Kayak or jet-ski? Paddleboard or surf fish? - You can do it all at the beach, from adventurous sports like parasailing and jet-skiing to quiet pursuits like collecting shells or simply watching the dolphins and manatees play in the gulf.No need to fight traffic to get to the beach! - Others have to load up the car with a day’s worth of gear and battle traffic before they can enjoy time at the beach. All you’ll have to do is ride the elevator downstairs and step outside!An ideal location - Not only is Gateway Villa right on the beach, but it’s also within walking distance of Times Square and Bowditch Park, which has fishing coves, a butterfly garden, and a tortoise area.A gated community - Gateway Villa is gated for extra privacy and security.Life’s a beach! - The sands are rich with seashells--perfect souvenirs of your perfect vacation!Be sure to explore Lovers Key State Park - Just a few miles north is Lovers Key State Park, where you can hike along wetland trails, canoe or kayak along estuaries, and bike among mangroves.
A sunset you will not forget! - Watch the sunset as the warm colors dance across the water. This will be a memory to cherish for years to come!Walk to the shops and restaurants of Times Square - The eateries, shops, bars, street performers, and people watching of the island’s Times Square area are just a short walk away. No need to hop in the car to enjoy a night on the town!Santini Marina Plaza is conveniently close - Just a few miles away are the shops and restaurants of Santini Marina Plaza. If you don’t want to drive, you can hop the trolley that runs up and down the island every 20 minutes throughout the day.Enjoy our beautiful beach - Whether you are shelling, sun bathing, surfing, or building sand castles, you are going to love it here!Downtown Fort Myers is conveniently close - Just a short drive away are the shops and restaurants of downtown Fort Myers.This is the Life! - Is it just us or does it seem like everything's better by the beach?

Gateway Villas 796

4.00/5 (34)

4.00/5 | 34 reviews

Charming condo w. gorgeous Gulf views, beach + pool access
2 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 6 | Gulf View
Fort Myers Beach, FL


Property type
Gulf View View
Beach Front Proximity
Pool - Private (Heated) Amenity

Where you'll be


A spacious balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Bright, impeccably furnished rooms. A heated pool. The beach as your backyard. Restaurants and shops just a stroll away. Gateway Villa 796 offers all this, and so much more! Located on the 7th...
A spacious balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Bright, impeccably furnished rooms. A heated pool. The beach as your backyard. Restaurants and shops just a stroll away. Gateway Villa 796 offers all this, and so much more!

Located on the 7th floor of a gated complex, Gateway Villa 796 proves that elegance and convenience can go hand in hand. As soon as you step into the open living-dining area you’ll know you made the right choice of vacation getaway. The furnishings are as gorgeous as they are comfortable, from the cushiony sofa (which opens into a bed for 2!) and the roomy armchairs to the dining table that seats 6 with ease.

There’s plenty of space for everyone to congregate in the living room to watch a favorite movie on the HDTV or to sprawl out while surfing the web via the free WiFi. And when you’re not eating at the dining table, set up the Monopoly board or deal a round of cards; the well-padded seats encourage lingering long after the meal is over.

Sliding glass doors separate the living area from the balcony so that even when you’re indoors you can relish the spectacular view of the gulf. Of course, once you’re out on the balcony, the vista is even more stunning. When you’re relaxing on a lounge chair or enjoying drinks at the dining table, you’ll have a front-row seat from which to watch dolphins and manatees frolic among boats as seabirds swoop across the endless skies.

Whether you prefer preparing elaborate gourmet meals or ordering takeout, you’ll appreciate the convenience of the fully equipped kitchen. It comes with all the appliances, cookware, prep tools, and tableware you need, and the open layout means you can gaze out at the gulf as you cook. There’s a dishwasher too because when you’re mere steps from the beach, the last thing you want to waste time doing is scrubbing plates.

If you think the living area of Gateway Villa 796 is luxe, wait until you see the 2 bedrooms. The primary opens onto the balcony, so that you can enjoy a late-night drink under the stars before sprawling out onto the king-size bed. Open the drapes before turning in, and in the morning you’ll wake to a view of the gulf--what a way to start the day! The primary bedroom has its own bathroom, as beautifully furnished as the rest of the condo.

With 2 twin beds, the 2nd bedroom is perfect for the kids. They’ll love having such a lovely space to themselves--especially once they spy the TV in their room! The 2nd bathroom has both a tub and a shower, and with one bathroom for each bedroom, mornings will be much less hectic. Plenty of fresh towels will be waiting for you, as well as bedding, blankets, and pillows--no need to bring your own.

Of course, you don’t come to Florida to spend all your time indoors, even in a condo as lovely as Gateway Villa 796. Be sure to pack your swimsuit, as the complex has its own oversized heated pool. It also has an outdoor dining area, complete with grills so that you can barbecue your catch of the day (or steaks from the supermarket!).

Just beyond the condo grounds is the beach itself. Not only has it long been considered one of the best in the country, thanks to its pristine sands and quiet waters, but it’s also home to the annual American Sand Sculpting Championship. Here’s your chance to build some sandcastles of your own… when you’re not paddleboarding, parasailing, swimming, or searching for shells, that is.

For less strenuous pursuits, saunter over to the island’s Times Square area, a trove of shops, restaurants, and nightspots. It’s great to be able to head out for dinner and drinks without having to drive!

Gateway Villa 796 is a perfectly furnished condo in a perfect location--which means it is the perfect place to stay for a perfect vacation. What are you waiting for? Book your stay today, before someone else beats you to it!

Town of Fort Myers Beach Registration Number 19-0666


Gulf View
Ocean View
Water View
Beach View
Beach Front
Pool - Community
Pool - Private (Heated)
Property Features
Linens Provided
Smoke Detector
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
TV (s)
Full Kitchen
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Grill-Gas
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Fishing - Deep Sea
Fishing - Fly
Fishing - Sound/Bay
Jet Ski Rentals
Kayaking Rentals
Outlet Shops

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Rita J.
We have stayed at this condo for several years and booked it again for next year. This time we...

We have stayed at this condo for several years and booked it again for next year. This time we noticed it was not cleaned well when we arrived, and there are items that need to be repaired and/or replaced. Hoping it doesn't continue to deteriorate. We look forward to staying here each year!

Charles P.
The condo and everything about it was great. However when we arrived the screen at the end of the...

The condo and everything about it was great. However when we arrived the screen at the end of the lanai was torn loose so I reported it with a maintenance ticket immediately. I gave permission for the repair folks to enter the condo and it was never repaired the whole time we were there. This was unfortunate because every night when we tried to use the lanai it was filled with bugs, no fun. One morning a seagull flew in cause a little trouble. But we survived. The only thing that would have made our trip better is that the screen would have been repaired. Upon leaving the manager at VRBO said sorry that we should have called her. We followed the maintenance emergency directions.

Valerie P.
I spent three weeks at Gateway Villa 796, the first week I worked remotely and had great internet...

I spent three weeks at Gateway Villa 796, the first week I worked remotely and had great internet response and working on the balcony with little noise was perfect. The view from the 7th floor was so good I could see the dolphins swim by nearly every morning and evening. Location was perfect as you are only half mile walk from times square/pier where all the shops and restaurants are but still far enough away where the beach felt private. So many great restaurants to choose from with live music too. There is nothing like Ft Myers Beach sand for walking. The condo was spacious and well kept with the exception that the washer did not work but there was a laundry facility on first floor. It could have used functioning beach chairs and beach towels although I did donate the ones I purchased. Maintenance never fixed the secondary dead bolt that the owner approved fixing but felt safe in the building. I would definitely rent it again.

Tim P.
The condo's location is great! It has a terrific view of the ocean & you can walk right out front...

The condo's location is great! It has a terrific view of the ocean & you can walk right out front to enjoy the beach! It is a little bit of a walk to Times Square, the restaurants & shops, but we did it several times & enjoyed it. There is no parking in Times Square as its so busy so walking or biking is best. The condo has a huge TV & a really nice master bedroom with sliding doors on the ocean. Our kids stayed in the 2nd bedroom which is an inside room but had two twin beds that worked well. The kitchen had everything we needed. I did think it was weird they only give you one roll of TP & you had to go buy more yourself. You would think they could just give you a couple per bathroom. Huh. Our only real complaint is that the key had to be picked up/dropped off at a place about 3 miles down the beach. 3 miles down that beach road with traffic was about 1 1/2 hours. It seemed like a system that could be easily remedied considering the traffic. Otherwise, Ft Myers beach is a fun, beautiful place to stay with tons of activities or just relaxing options! Dolphins swam by right in front of the condo!

Diane O.
Condo was clean and had plenty of amenities from games to books and a fully stocked kitchen with...

Condo was clean and had plenty of amenities from games to books and a fully stocked kitchen with everything from a blender to a crockpot. Even had beach chairs, sand toys and umbrellas with a beach caddy for transportation to and from the beach! Excellent location on the seventh floor allowed for views of the gulf on one side and the bay on the other. The unit did have a washer and dryer in it which was very helpful throughout the week. Only supplied a minimal amount of paper products like toilet paper and paper towels, not enough. Other than those minor things everything was great. One of the best locations on Fort Myers Beach, the north end is the best in my opinion. Close to everything but yet still feels private! A very short walk to Times square and you have all the action you could want.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

Deposits and Cancellations
  • Gateway Villas 796 is new to the rental program, and our systems are curently syncing. Please call 844-334-4588 to verify the deposit and cancellation policy.