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  • Best Ice Cream on Fort Myers Beach

    Best Ice Cream on Fort Myers Beach

    You’re on vacation on Fort Myers Beach Florida! Besides spending hours lounging on our invitingly warm sands getting the perfect tan, what is that other perfect element to an awesome vacation?  Well you guessed it, enjoying the most delicious ice cream on the Beach. Read More…

  • Heading to Key West!

    Heading to Key West!

    Whether you stay with us for a short or long time you should know that one of the most popular attractions on Fort Myers Beach is literally minutes from your doorstep!  Thousands of locals and tourists alike hop aboard the Key West Express leaving directly from Fort Myers Beach for a day trip that you will never forget. Read More…

  • Step back in time at the Edison­Ford Winter Estates

    Step back in time at the Edison­Ford Winter Estates

    Southwest Florida has so much to offer travelers and locals as well. We are so lucky to have so many fantastic attractions in our area that it’s hard to recommend just one to a traveler looking around for things to do that don’t involve the beach. Read More…

  • Make your Day Trip a Wild One!

    Make your Day Trip a Wild One!

    Did you know that you are just a hop, skip and a jump from the Florida Everglades?
    Enhance your Florida vacation or getaway with a day trip off island into the heart of one of the most beautiful natural habitats in the United States.
    How do you get there? There are several tour companies that offer exciting adventures in the Glades. Read More…

  • Gulf View Manor: Tall Tales from the Gulf of Mexico

    Seaside towns are infamous for their tales of myth and folklore and Fort Myers Beach is no different. Estero Island has been utilized for centuries as a port village, and as at one time, the heartland for the Caloosa Indian civilization. You can still discover the remains of this tribe’s shell mounds, just down the street from Gulf View Manor. Read More…

  • Gulf View Manor: Tall Tales from the Gulf of Mexico

    Gulf View Manor: Tall Tales from the Gulf of Mexico

    Seaside towns are infamous for their tales of myth and folklore and Fort Myers Beach is no different. Estero Island has been utilized for centuries as a port village, and as at one time, the heartland for the Caloosa Indian civilization. You can still discover the remains of this tribe’s shell mounds, just down the street from Gulf View Manor. Read More…

  • Gulf View Manor: Your Guide to Outdoor Activities on Fort Myers Beach

    Gulf View Manor: Your Guide to Outdoor Activities on Fort Myers Beach

    The great thing about staying at Gulf View Manor is the variety of activities you have access to on Fort Myers Beach. Whether you seek nightlife, delicious food or amazing outdoor experiences—Estero Island has you covered.
    We would like to bring your attention to all of the fantastic, outdoor activities Fort Myers Beach has to offer its residents and visitors. Read More…

  • Gulf View Manor: Looking Towards 2015

    Gulf View Manor: Looking Towards 2015

    We had a fantastic and record-breaking year here at Gulf View Manor. After we ring in the New Year, we are gearing up for another jam-packed winter season on Fort Myers Beach! Check out a few of the events going on in the area that you can look forward to while visiting us in January!
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!℠. Read More…

  • Pirates have been a part of SWFL folk lore since the 1700’s

    Pirates have been a part of SWFL folk lore since the 1700’s

    During the late 17th and 18th century, pirates rose to prominence when England was usurping control of Florida from Spain. This upheaval was an opportune time for pirates to invade the Southwest coast. Some of the famous marauders include Jose Gaspar and Black Augustus.
    American forces tried desperately to rid the Southwest coast of the pirates for the early settlers. Read More…