Your vacation will be starting soon and you need these arrival instructions for your rental home. On your arrival day, you may check-in at any time after 3:30 p.m. and there is no time limit when arriving late at night. If you consider arriving before 3:30 p.m. then please contact us to check if the cleaning has been finished and if the home is ready for your occupancy. If you rent a car, it is very useful to rent it with a GPS Navigation system or to bring one along.
The address of your rental home is 16321 Vesta Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Following an online map-link you can generate your route with: http://g.co/maps/us36r
The last ¼ mile in words: Drive on Summerlin towards Sanibel Island until you see a traffic light with the road name JOHN MORRIS RD. Make a right turn at this traffic light and keep going straight over the next traffic light (MC Gregor). After that traffic light you drive straight about 400 yards and make a left turn at COOK RD. Stay on Cook RD about 300 yards until the road makes a sharp right turn. Just before that right turn you will see to your left the VESTA LN – a small private dirt road with a small street sign. Turn to your left into Vesta lane and pass the first 3 homes. The 4th home with number 16321 at the mailbox is your destination. Except for the driveway the property has a large hedge in the front. Enter the driveway and park your car on the right side. Please do not block the garage gates or the RV parking at the right side of the house.
Starting the first vacant spot in the very RIGHT side, park your car facing the hedge (facing south) and as close as possible to the hedge: (the hedge is now twice as tall as in this picture)
Attention: It is important that you always drive “walking speed” on the VESTA LANE dirt road because neighbors have young children and pets and they really don’t like speeding cars.
After parking your car, please walk towards the garage gates and then left entering the open lanai. Standing on the lanai you will see 3 double-door entries.Your double-door is the one in the MIDDLE.
To unlock the door please enter the code. On the lock buttons: Please pay only attention to the single-first-digit, uneven numbers. If you entered the code correctly then you will hear a short motor-noise from the lock, disengaging the deadbolt. Before you open the door please wait about 5 seconds for the alarm system to get deactivated. Should you fail the code, then press the closed lock-symbol and start over.
Lock the door when you leave. Please always press the center button with the ‘padlock symbol’ to lock the door each time you leave the home. Please double check if the door is really locked.
DO NOT SMOKE INSIDE THE HOME!
Smoking inside the home is not permitted and our cleaning staff will report to us immediately after departure, if they notice that it has been smoked inside the home.
You may smoke anywhere outdoors, but please don’t throw any cigarette butts in the yard.
TV & Netflix
The TV is connected to an Apple TV receiver with a prepaid and included subscription to unlimited Movies, Series and Documentations via Netflix. (not iTunes or other applications)
1. Turn on the Apple-TV-receiver with the small silver remote by pressing the button ‘4’ (MENU).
2. Turn on the TV with the black TV-Remote-Control. Switch the TV to input/source “HDMI” with the same black remote by pressing the INPUT button. There are multiple choices of “HDMI and a number”, please try first HDMI1, if you don’t see a colorful menu then try the other numbers, HDMI2, HDMI3 etc. until you see a colorful menu on your TV.
3. At the small silver remote, press and hold the ‘4’ (MENU)-button for 3 seconds. That should lead you to the main menu. The blue boarder around an icon shows you which one is selected. Scroll now with the circular direction button (1=up 2 =left 6=right 3=down) down to the icon named NETFLIX. Press the round button ‘5’ and it will bring you into the Netflix account choice. You may choose any of the guest accounts. After that you will see a movie library. Here you can scroll and select any content in the same way. It’s already pre-paid, so it will cost you nothing. If you want a current playback to pause and continue later then please use button ‘7’ to stop/start playback.
There is no OFF button. Just turn the TV off with the black remote.
Please pay attention that you don’t accidently log-out of the Netflix account. Once logged out there will be no longer access to Netflix and no re-login, unless you create your own Netflix-account.
First, the TV must be turned on, to be able to choose from thousands of radio stations. (See #1 in article above).
At the small silver remote, press and hold the ‘4’ (MENU)-button for 3 seconds. That should lead you to the main menu. The blue boarder around an icon shows you which one is selected. Scroll now with the circular direction button (1=up 2 =left 6=right 3=down) down to the dark icon showing a radio tower and named RADIO. Press the round button ‘5’ and it will bring you into the RADIO station selection.
The red radio in the living room is WiFi connected and can play more than 6000 radio stations, your hometown stations may be included too. Turn it on via the POWER button and then use the large turn button to scroll to “INTERNET RADIO” . To select, press the same large button. Scroll to WORLD, again press the large button and follow the screen-guide to find your city and your desired radio station. It also plays Pandora Radio – a station that tries to match the taste of music you choose. If needed, an alarm clock function is also available.
I do have a spare computer and initially I have it setup but I can’t warranty if it is always working or being longer removed for repairs. It’s a good intention to give use to my spare computer but it might getting hacked or corrupted etc. It is something I can’t service or supply on call. In short, if the computer is there and working, you are lucky. If not, please don’t complain.
Free WiFi is included.
We have several networks, so please search for any Network with the strongest signal. When you are prompted for the password then please enter the password we supplied to you by email. If it does not connect then please choose the next Network on the WiFi list.
Please pay attention to the spelling and type all small letters.
Once you are connected, your device should save the settings for the next time you turn it on.
If you call international, Germany for sample, you need to dial first “011-49” and then dial the phone number without the first zero in the area or city code. All calls, inbound or outgoing, are billed with $ 0.08 per minute, regardless if local, national or international destination. You don’t need to be worry that you could cause higher fees than $ 0.08 per minute because calls to destinations of higher fees, like international cell phones, are automatically blocked.
Your phone number in your rental home is 239 288 2668
The caller need to choose option 1 (English) and in order to call you need to enter
Air conditioning A wall mount which has been placed over the left night stand holds the remote control for the air condition. This allows you to control cool and heat. You may need to point the remote control towards the AC unit over the bath window. If you press a key at the remote you will hear a beep from the AC unit to confirm that your command was received. Please turn off the air condition when you have the patio doors or the windows open.
The electrical cook-top is an induction type. That means you have to
place first one of the induction pots or pan onto it before it even turns
on. The cook top does not get hot but the bottom of the pot or pan does. Without a pot or with non-compatible pots will the buttons on the cook top don’t do anything. Please don’t use multiple high-power-devices at the same time as it will trip the circuit.
All our bedrooms come with fresh washed linens. We do have two different styles of bedding ware. First style is the regular American style with top-sheet and comforter. The second style is the IKEA-style (imported from Scandinavia) and it is the common style in northern, middle and eastern Europe, including Germany and Scandinavia. This style does not have a top-sheet. Instead it has duvet-covers , slip-overs that cover the entire comforter. Those are washed at any guest exchange, just like as you would wash any top sheets. This style has one duvet-covered comforter for each person, meaning also a King-size bed has two duvet-covered comforter instead of one. Our inventory of American or IKEA-Style bedding is about half-and-half, as is our origin of guests. Our cleaning staff has mostly one set bedding pre-washed and exchanges bedding during final cleanings. Therefore it will be random of what type of bedding is setup for you.
If your rental has additional sleeper sofas and you have planed of using them as beds then please bring extra bedding for those with you. We don’t supply bedding ware for sofas.
We supply only two shower-size towels per booked guest. Sorry, we don’t supply any other size towels or wash clothes. Please bring them with you if you need them.
Toilet – Please do NOT flush any feminine hygiene products or non-dissolving toilette paper down the toilet. It will cause the plugging of the narrow pipes. The cleaning lady supplies 2 rolls of toilette paper per toilette-room to get you started. She also supplies the trash bags that are already in the kitchen trash can or bathroom trash can but not extra bags.
Plugged Sink or Bathtub
Plumbing in Florida seems easy to get plugged. If that happened please let a few inch water into the tub or sink, take a plastic bag and hold it tight over the overflow inlet (the opening where the water would go before it overflows the tub or sink), make sure you hold it tight because it need to be air-sealed. Take the toilet plunger, place it other the drain, press it slowly down and pull it faster out. That procedure is working the best to free your drain.
It could be that the previous guests have left some beach items behind. These could be beach toys, air floats, folding chairs, umbrellas, mats, fishing poles, etc. Those are items that guests have purchased for themselves and then left behind at departure. Please be aware, that we do not provide any warranty or support for their existence, function or condition.
The two wooden garden chairs on your patio can be adjusted. The backrest can provide flatter or steeper settings for the back and you can pull out a footrest from under the seat and. During heavy rain or wet weather nights, we would appreciate if you would keep the seat cushion inside, so these will stay dry. Please pay attention when walking on the patio: The chairs extend their angled back-legs and you don’t want to hurt your foot by overseen them.
If there is anything you notice as not proper cleaned at your arrival day or the next morning you would need to let us know right away. For anything reported later than that we can’t recall the cleaning personal for touch ups .
For your convenience you will find a small power vacuum for tile and wood floors.
We do not supply any cleaning products, laundry detergents, or additional paper towels and trash bags. There is no cleaning service performed from us during your stay but you don’t need to worry about the final cleaning. Our cleaning staff will clean the unit and wash the laundry after your stay.
Please place only recyclable items into the blue trash-can . (Only if you see/find the blue trashcan) The lid of the blue trash-can shows the items that belong into that can. All other trash-cans are for all other kind of trash. Please move the BLUE trashcan MONDAY evening and all other trashcans TUESDAY evening to the road. Pickup is the next day and could be early in the morning. After pickup, please move the empty cans back to there prior location.
Post / Mail
Please be aware that we don’t have postal service or an active mail box at this rental. If you plan to receive regular post/mail then please check with our local UPS store for renting a P.O.Box during your vacation in Fort Myers. Their address is: http://fortmyers-fl-3031.theupsstorelocal.com/ or phone (239) 454-7111
Please find a public Laundromat called “Happy Wife Laundry” with 5 minutes from the home. The address is: 15660 San Carlos Blvd # 205, Fort Myers, FL 33908, (239) 288-5318
Driving guide: http://goo.gl/maps/o8MvE
After bathing place the ladder back into the grass area in front of the pool. That secures that no small children can get unattended into the pool and it safes the ladder from rusting.
Please NEVER sit on the edge of the pool. The pool metal frame is not designed to hold any kind of pressure or weight from above at any time. NEVER let a child sit on the edge of the pool either.
Please be extra careful when you climb out of the pool. Wet feet on steps or even in shoes could be slippery.
Parents, please be careful to avoid accidents. Children should NEVER try to climb over the pool edge or sit on the pool’s edge either. Please make sure that no sharp-edged or pointed toys are taken into the pool. The vinyl liner of the pool is sensitive to all kinds of contact with sharp objects. If you have small children never leave them out of sight. If you have any concerns about your little children getting alone into the pool, then please feel free to take the ladder and to put it inside the pool.
The use of all facilities and the pool is always at your own risk and we do NOT take any liability for any kind of accidents.
Please be extra careful when you get out of the pool. Wet feet can be slippery. Always dry your feet and put slippers/shoes on your feet when you walk back into the tile floor area inside the home. Tiles are very slippery when wet. Parents need to watch their kids at all the time, please be careful to avoid accidents. If you have small children with you, never leave them out of sight and please use the upper lock-pin at the sliding door to keep it locked.
Please don’t use any glass around the pool (neither drinking glasses nor bottles), use only plastic cups. A broken glass could mean that the pool would need to be emptied to be able to find the cullet and will cause a $400 water bill. Usage of the pool is on your own risk and parents are responsible for their kids.
The use of all facilities and the pool is always at your own risk, we do NOT take any liability for any kind of accidents.
Garage / Bicycles
Please use or print this map to find the garage with the bicycles: https://goo.gl/maps/cyj1LFif5YC2
On the right side of the garage gate you will find a keypad. Please lift the lid and enter the code 1962 followed by pressing the up/down arrow. Please make sure that you press all buttons deep and slow, especial the last button, the up/down arrow need to be pressed and hold for almost 2 seconds, otherwise nothing happened. To close the gate, please repeat the same procedure.
This video demonstrates how to press the buttons correctly: https://youtu.be/zak2DRm6U9M
Please close the lid to protect the keys from rainwater.
The garage has a surveillance camera and it sends all motion as video clips to a web server. It is mainly used to determinate who picked and who returned bicycles in case something goes missing.
This garage is only for parking of our rental bicycles and not for parking any other vehicles or storing private property.
Parking in the driveway is only permitted to the guests of the house 11350 and 11352 Summerwinds Ct.
Please check the bikes for their safety before using. Usage of the bicycles is at your own risk and parents are always responsible for their kids. Please do not use a bike, if you find something not working on it. Please place the bicycles back in the storage after using. Please do NOT use the bikes to drive on the sand on the beach and also avoid getting them wet with salt-water. The fine sand and the salt-water damage the bikes and make them useless. Please place the bikes each evening either back to that garage or into a dry storage at your rental.
The bicycle storage and the bicycles are also accessible by other tenants of us. If usage of the bikes interferes with your usage, please let us know so we will give you access to a second bicycle storage. We don’t supply or support bicycle locks and helmets. Please bring your own lock if you plan to park bicycles out of your sight. At the end of your stay have all bikes to be back in the main storage garage.
Sometimes the batteries in the round smoke detectors go empty and the devices start to make a short, loud beep every 20 seconds or so. That signal indicates that the 9-Volt-rectangular battery needs to be exchanged. If you don’t find any battery in any drawer then please buy one and exchange it. We certainly reimburse the costs for it.
Small Items that you might miss or that might break
It could be, that you miss something in the household or that something could break, for example light bulbs, a can opener, a pot, a brush, a toaster, batteries for remotes or smog detectors etc. You may purchase such items without notifying us for a total value of up to $50. At the end of your vacation please send us a list and the receipt of the items you purchased and notify to us how much money you spent, so we can reimburse you for the expenses.
The largest and best supplied food and household items supermarket is Walmart at the South-East-corner of Summerlin Blvd and San Carlos Blvd.
Permanent Damages or Blemishes
At the moment (2014-12-18), there is no permanent damages known. If you find any other damage, please report them as soon as you can to: firstname.lastname@example.org so you will not be held accountable for such.
If you find blemishes or damages at your arrival or next day then please report those immediately via email to: email@example.com so you will not be held accountable for them.
If you don’t have access to email then please report them to the phone number you received with the email containing the link to this guide.
The cleaning staff always checks the inventory, especial also the existence of the grill and vacuum shorty before your arrival. However, should be any of those items missing then please also report this immediately to us, otherwise you will be held accountable for lost items.
If something needs urgent attention, like a leaking water pipe, a non-stopping toilette flush, a entry door lock that does not open, A/C that does not work, etc., please don’t hesitate reporting it to the phone number you received with the email containing the link to this guide or via Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Medical – Police – Fire truck
For such kind of emergency USE YOUR CELLULAR PHONE to dial 911
(if you don’t have a cellular phone then we recommend that you get a pre-paid cellular phone as the phone in the house is an VOIP-internet connected phone and does NOT provide 911-routing.)
and provide your address:
No-See-Ums (Bug Bites)
You might wake up in the night or morning and something is itching. No, it’s not bed bugs, fleas or anything in your rental. It’s the bites from the invisible No-See-Ums bugs common in our area. They are an outdoors insect, mostly active during the sunset time or on cloudy days. You won’t find them in middays sunshine.
Best protection is the regular Mosquito repellant. Good worked always the spray called “Off Deep Woods” sold at Publix and Walgreen.
Ghost Ants and Sweet Ants
You want to make sure to keep all sweets away, sugar in the refrigerator and other sweets like cookies etc. in zipper bags. Please rinse empty drinking glasses right away. Those little ants only need hours to find their way in hundreds. The only way to keep them out it being strict about no sweets being exposed. Once they are in, they will keep looking. The only way to get ridge of them is the Terro liquid ant killer, sold by Publix or the Ace Hardware Store at the corner San Carlos Blvd and Kelly Green Rd. Apply little drops at corners that are passed by the ants and re-apply twice a day for about 3 days. That will eared their colony.
- Please make sure that all dishes are washed and placed back into the cabinets.
- Please place your trash in the big trash cans and move all of them to the curbside even if the trash pickup day is days away.
- Please make sure that all windows and all doors are locked.
- Very last step: Important! After the door is locked enter the code 3399
Useful local guidance Restaurants in walking distance: http://goo.gl/maps/4Q3se
Public Fort Myers Beach Community Pool
with slides for kids and Olympic size swimming for adults:
on San Carlos Blvd, toward Fort Myers Beach, you can find this rental car business:
Scooters, Motorcycles & special Bicycles
Directly on Estero Blvd in Fort Myers Beach:
2500 Main Street – Fort Myers Beach, FL
Photos from our touristic surroundings
We collect the best photos from our area for presenting them in our online album:
Video from our most popular, next Beach