A 2-bedroom condo on the quiet southern end of Fort Myers Beach, Santa Maria II 105 is ideal for anyone who loves living near the water. Not only does the condo overlook a canal that leads to Estero Bay, but it’s also just a few minutes’ walk to the beach and the Gulf of Mexico—and the complex has a pool that many consider to be the most gorgeous on the island. Santa Maria II 105 is lovely in and of itself—light, bright, and airy. In the living room, there’s space on the plush, plump couches for everyone to settle in and watch a movie on the 47” HDTV with cable, and the kids will love sprawling out on the carpet with their toys and games. Sliding glass doors open from the living room onto the screened-in balcony, letting in sunshine and providing a view of the boats parading along the canal. The balcony is furnished with a dining table and chairs so that you can enjoy an alfresco meal as the salt-scented breeze rustles through the palm trees. Should you prefer to eat indoors, the dining table seats 6 people easily, and the chairs are so comfortable that you’ll want to linger over a cup of coffee or a game of Scrabble long after dinner is over. Whether you plan to channel your inner Julia Child or simply reheat takeaway pizza, you’ll appreciate the convenience of the fully equipped kitchen. From appliances major and minor to cookware to tableware, the kitchen has it all. That includes enough storage space that you can stock up on groceries at the beginning of your stay, rather than have to keep running out to the market. Among Santa Maria II105’s other timesaving conveniences are a dishwasher, a washer, and a dryer; less time wasted on chores means more time to swim, sail, or laze in the sun! Or laze in bed, for that matter-—and once you sprawl out on the master bedroom’s king-size bed, you may never want to leave it! As well as a TV and a view of the canal, the master suite has a spacious bathroom with both a walk-in shower and a soaking tub. The 2nd bedroom has a private bathroom of its own, plus 2 twin beds and plenty of room for the kids to play. And if you have additional guests, they can get comfortable on the living room sofa, which opens into a queen-size bed. The condo complex has plenty of amenities to help you make the most of the great outdoors. For starters, there’s a large heated pool, as well as a hot tub—just the thing to ease your tired muscles after a day spent canoeing, kayaking, hiking, or biking at nearby Lovers Key State Park. When you’re not swimming or soaking you can stretch out on one of the many poolside chaises. The complex also offers several outdoor dining areas, complete with gas grills for barbecuing snapper or trout you reeled in yourself. or steaks and hot dogs from the supermarket. No matter the meal, it’ll taste even more delicious when enjoyed outside! After your meal—or any other time, really—you can stroll the impeccably maintained grounds around the canal. A number of friendly manatees are said to make their home in the canal’s waters, so you just might see them frolicking among the boats—what a delight! As well as being along a canal, Santa Maria is next door to a marina, where you can rent all sorts of boats, from skiffs to powerboats, or book a fishing charter. It’s also less than a 5-minute walk to the beach and the gulf, where you can paddleboard or parasail, collect seashells or race jet skis. Other people have to load up the car with a day’s worth of gear to enjoy time at the beach; you’ll be able to saunter back and forth whenever you want. There’s so much more to see and savor when you stay at Santa Maria II 105—too much for us to be able to detail here. You’ll just have to experience it for yourself.so go ahead and book your stay today!