Guide BeachTurtle

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 11411 Kimble Dr, Fort Myers, Zip Code 33908.  Arrival Map from the Airport:

The last ¼ mile in words: Drive on Summerlin Blvd and turn right onto San Carlos, drive only 200 yards and turn again right, onto Linda Loma, go straight, stay on Linda Loma until the street ends, turn right into Juanita, drive about  50 yards until you see the Kimble Drive on the right side.  Please drive 100 yards into Kimble Drive and you will see house number 11411 on your left side, or easier to recognize the right building by this photo:
Kimble 11411 front_view

You will recognize the house by the 6 foot tall wood fence on each side of the building. Please park on the driveway or grass area, where you find an open space.  Walk through the right wood-fence gate, marked with the red arrow.

Walk straight into the entry hallway passing the screen door. There are 2 doors at the end of the hallway; the entry to BeachTurtle is the door on your left side.

There is no key needed as the door has an electronic code-lock. You have received from us the code via email.  After you have printed this page you might want to

Kwickset Lockwrite the lock-code down:   ______________

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.


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.


The TV has basic live Cable-TV with approximately 18 channels.  To watch those, the TV needs to be set with the black TV-Remote-Control to Source/Input “TV”, otherwise you will see a ‘no signal’ message or a black TV-screen.
You can choose your channel with the CHANNEL UP and DOWN button at the black TV-remote.

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)
Apple TV Remote1. 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.

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.

Wifi password: fortmyers
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.

Internet Down?
To restart the internet you need to turn off the power breakers in the power panel in the bedroom with the two side-by-side single beds. The power panel is located in the back of the room door. After all power breakers are turned off, leave them 20 seconds on the OFF position. After that turn all power breakers ON again. Now it would take about 3 minutes to restart the under roof installed router and the internet should be again up and running. If that did not solve the internet outage then it mostly is a local Comcast issue and we need to wait for them to solve it.

GrillHot-Dogs and moreB-B-Q Grill
We provide all our rentals with an electric Grill. You may use the grill outside on your patio. Please clean the Grill after using it and please place it back where you found it. The cleaning lady does not clean the grills, so these will be as clean as left by the last tenant. Please leave them clean, as you would like to find them.

Beach StuffBeach stuff 
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.

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 hygieneTwo Rolls 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.

Windows / Doors
In the Winter month you might want to keep some windows or doors open. Please pay
attention to weather conditions and make sure all windows and doors are closed when it

For cooling our air-conditions are pre-programmed to adjust every 30 minutes by this formula:
OutDoorTemp = Outdoor temperature (measured in shade)
Target-Temperature =  If OutDoorTemp > 86 then (OutDoorTemp – ((OutDoorTemp – 86) / 2 ) -10) otherwise Target-Temperature  =  74

The above calculated target-temperature is the coolest possible setting. It can be adjusted to off or any warmer settings via cell phone SMS message to 2392880441 + Unit Name + Number Fahrenheit.
Because the thermostat is computer-network-controlled all buttons are without  function.
Do not try to press any thermostat buttons, they will not work at all.
Do not try to disconnects the thermostat, it will cause an alarm to go off followed by an $50 service trip charge.
For saving energy, FPL-Florida recommends to keep the target-temperature constant at 78F or warmer: FPL-Recommendations

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.

Trash Removal
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: or phone (239) 454-7111

Laundry Washing
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:

Hot-Tub / Spa
Important: Never place a child or any heavy objects on top of the hot-tub cover. Please be aware, that it could break easily, even if the cover feels firm because it is only hard Styrofoam, but it has a replacement cost of about $ 400.
Please flip or fold the cover to the right or left to open the spa only if you use it and always leave it covered when not in use.

After using it, always dry your feet and put slippers or shoes on your feet when you walk back into the tile floor area inside the home. Always be aware that tiles are very slippery when wet. Parents are at all time responsible for their children and they need to watch them all the time too.

You can choose the temperature of the water with the Temp-button.  Each time you press this button the temperature will raise and you can choose the temperature you wish the water to reach. Due to health reasons, we recommend to choose a temperature between 96 and 98F. Please DO NOT go into the water if the display shows a temperature of 104F or higher.

Pressing the Light-button, you can turn the lights in the hot tub on and off and you can even choose a changing color mode.

After using the hot tub, please make sure to turn the temperature back to 96F, please turn the lights off and set the jet to a slow mode.  After some time, it will turn off by itself and it will start the filter mode cycle every 12 hours.

In case that the hot tub does not turn itself off or in case it gets warmer than the temperature which was set, then it could mean that the non-stop-mode has been activated and the F1-Mode should be set again.

Please check the hot tub manufacturer’s guide at:

If nothing appears on the display, it might be that the hot tub has been turned off.  It can be turned on by operating the power shut off button in the case on the wall. Please press the flap a little bit down, so the cover of the box can be pulled up until you see the switch.

If the hot tub should reach a temperature of 104F or higher, then please turn the switch off and let the hot tub cool down.

Hot-Tub Switch

Please ALWAYS place the cover back on top of the spa to avoid leaves or dirt falling into the water.
When travelling with children, please always move the stairs away from the spa to avoid accidents with them.

The water in the hot-tub is changed every 6 weeks. Bromine is used as a disinfectant. The swimmer-device with the bromine tabs shall remain in the hot-bub. Bromine tabs are refilled by our maintenance as needed. Bromine can make the water color yellow/brown and cloudy after usage. It also can cause a strong chemical odor when first opening the lid of the hot-tub. Unfortunately that is necessary to keep bacteria out of the warm water.
With lots of hot-tub usage it might be not enough care. You may need additionally to care yourself for the water’s quality. Please take a clean water bottle and take a water test to the nearby Pinch-a-Penny shop:
They will measure your water and sell you in small bottles the correct water clarifier or chemicals.

Garage / Bicycles
To the storage it is a 13 minute walk:

The garage with the bicycles is located at 11352 Summerwinds

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:

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.

Smoke Detector
Duracell_9_Voltsmoke-detectorSometimes 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.

Known blemishes or damages –  On the kitchen counter is a phone charging cradle without a wireless phone in it. The working phone is the large, white phone. There is a hole in the drywall from the door handle, in the bedroom next to the bath.  

If you find blemishes or damages at your arrival or next day then please report those immediately via email to: 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:

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:

11411 Kimble Dr, Fort Myers, Zip Code 33908

off-deep-woodsNo-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 ant-killerlike 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.

Checkout needs to be until 10:30 a.m. at day of departure.  Sometimes it can be possible to check out a bit later, but it needs to be confirmed with us. Before departure:

  • 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

This is an open community with no restrictions like in closed adult- or other gated communities. You will find an international mix of short- and long-term-tenants all ages, with and without children. Kids play here often outdoors with bikes or balls in the small neighborhood roads. Please drive slow and careful, watch for kids, pets and elderly neighbors. Weekends might be party time and music could play in some back- and front-yards. Please be tolerant with your neighbors.
The community bordering Publix supermarket offers the convenient option that you can push your shopping cart home and leave it at the curbside for the weekly pickup.

Bus / Beach Trolley
Shortest walkway:   (You might start at the corner Kimble / Juanita)

Via this web page you can find out about the Beach Trolley and all other local bus

This link shows you a map with the closest restaurants to the home:

Public Fort Myers Beach Community Pool
with slides for kids and Olympic size swimming for adults:

Rental Cars
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:

Boat Rentals
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