Beach Club I
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Reviews of Beach Club I
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Have been to this resort many times very clean and with only 15 units not crowded at all.
The resort is beach front, the management is very concerned and was excellent. The pool is nice with great beach access. The living room/dining room was comfortable with a sofa, 2 chairs, TV with DVD. The sleeper sofa was resort quality that was comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with all items needed, but think your Mom's kitchen from 1980, it really looks like it! The unit was well stocked and was clean upon our arrival. The best feature of this property is the screened baclony, you can eat meals or enjoy a cup of coffee - if the noise from the pool will allow it. The view from the balcony and the living/dining room almost make up for the room. Almost - but the view just could not make up for the other features of the property.
The not so good to BAD
The bedrooms were similar or worse than a Motel 6. They had old blue indoor/outdoor carpeting, stained curtains, broken safe, marked doors, peeling grey wood panels - yes you read that correctly wood panels - think 1970. Was less then attractive and the fact that it was peeling just added to the Motel 6 enviroment. The tiles in hallway are cracked, the fridge was rusty, all walls and doors were marked or scuffed. This could be corrected by cleaning or with a little paint. Many items in the unit need replaced or updated, items mismatched - from door handles, sheets, towels and even the towel racks. It just felt like a very cheap hotel room with a nice view. It really did feel like it was built in 1979, if you like retro -this may be the place for you.
They do not provide shampoo, beach towels or even a hair dryer, we were informed of this prior to arrival. Also there is not any thing to do but suffle board. It seemed like drinking beer was the most popular actitivy. Most units are occupied by owners, the maintaince fees are very low - so one might assume this is the reason there are not many updates. The living room was updated after a Hurricane but that was 6 years ago. Many other items are very old, even the kitchen faucet was just left without a top, why replace it - it still works? Many items were missing parts, very old or just needed replaced.
There are no planned activities, if you are renting or trading into the property, be prepared for the possibility of a less then warm welcome from other guests. One family was wonderful and very friendly. Many others made us feel like the unwanted new boyfriend at a family reunion - not very pleasant for your vacation.
We would not return and I wish someone had written an unbiased review from an outsiders view. We would not recommend this property even with the beautiful views and wonderful manager.
My advice - find another property - these folks are very happy with what they have, but you may not be so happy - there are many other choices in Marco, Bonita Beach and even Fort Myers Beach!
This review is for a stay 2 years ago before the hurricane damaged the resort. I rented this unit from VRI. Our unit had a great view of the gulf from the balcony. The resort needs updating but for Fort Myers Beach area standards it was adequate. The units are large and comfortable and the pool was a hit with the kids. Parking is limited and The beach is nice and located on the North tip of Estero. It's north of the public beach far enough that you don't have alot of locals on this section of beach. We had a great time and hope the resort recovers soon.
It is the best location there is on the beach. We just love it, have been going there for years.
SMALL RESORT BUT LARGE UNITS. CLEAN AND ENJOYED MY STAY