Alternatives to Staying in a Hotel on Your Southwest Florida Vacation

Boat in Harbor

Hotels have long been the go-to accommodation for traveling, but there are so many other options to consider when staying in Southwest Florida. There’s nothing wrong with staying in a hotel, but if you’re looking to add a little flair to your vacation, or make your stay feel a little bit more like home, take a look at all the alternatives while you’re visiting The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

Cottage

Feel right at home in a cozy cottage with all of the amenities and privacy of your house, (except your house probably doesn’t have a beautiful beach right outside). Enjoy having the whole place to yourself and the ability to cook some awesome beach grub in your own kitchen. 

 

Dollhouse Cottage

Condo

In addition to having your own space, Florida condo rentals will provide you with access to community amenities. Many condo complexes have things like pools or game rooms or other activities you can partake in.

 

Bonita Beach

Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rentals offer short-term or long-term renting options, allowing you to stay for weeks or even months at a time. Can you say summer vacation? Or spring break? Or any time, really?

 

Vacation Rental House

Resort

Get pampered and have  your every whim catered to at one of the beachside resorts. If you’re looking to relax and just enjoy the beach, a resort is for you.

 

Tweenwaters

Campground & RV Park

If you’re looking to rough it (or not-so-rough it in the case of the RV) and stay by the beach, check out some of the campgrounds and RV parks in the area. Most “beachfront” campsites are a little back from the beach to protect wildlife like sea turtles and nesting birds, but you’ll still be only a few feet from the shore at the fraction of the price of hotels or other accommodations.

 

Aerial Beach shot

Houseboat

If you’re looking to shake things up during your vacation, consider looking into houseboat rentals. For lovers of the on water experience, there are various houseboat rental companies on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. The hardest part is choosing which island or part of the region you want to sail to each day!

 

Houseboat

No matter where you stay during your vacation on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, you’ll feel right at home. But if you’re in the mood to mix up your accommodations, try any of the above or visit our Hotels page to find a more traditional form of lodging, too.