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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please note: No beach towels unless you buy them!! Bring your own. First time we have ever ran into this in our 30 year of time share trading. Units are very small and sometimes you can end up in a unit off to the side where you can't even see the ocean!! Everyone hogs the pool chairsr and there aren't...

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dsage2015, Guest Relations Manager at Windward Passage Resort, responded to this review

Windward Passage Resort has 8 two bedroom units and 44 one bedroom units. The property is in the shape of an "L" with 34 units that are directly on the beach and 18 units that are located along the parking lot. The 18 one bedroom units are larger than the beachfront units. Most of the time there are plenty of...

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Our home property in Laguna Beach is a little gem located in the center of the village right on the main beach. When we arrived at Windward Passage we were so taken aback at the dilapidated appearance of the property we were regretting our choice to spend a week here. In fairness, the property is clean, it just looks neglected...

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dsage2015, Guest Relations Manager at Windward Passage Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not find Windward up to your expectations. The one bedroom, one bath units are small and accommodate 4 people. The resort is directly on the beach and most units have a private beach-side screened in balcony. Several buildings were repainted this year and the main building is scheduled for new paint in 2017. We...

Bluffton, Sc
Reviewed 9 November 2016

First time here. Only about a half mile from restaurants. Checkin: don't even think about being a couple of minutes late on Saturday. There is a lockbox, though. Were in the separate motel on second floor, so did not have ocean view. Had clean, one-bedroom unit. Sofa and chairs not too comfortable. Bed - ok if you bring a mattress...

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dsage2015, Guest Relations Manager at Windward Passage Resort, responded to this review

Our beachfront resort features 18 apartments that are do not directly face the beach and 34 that do. The one bedroom apartments that do not face the beach are larger than those that do. We are a timeshare resort. It would be great to be open 24/7 but one of our goals is to keep our owners' maintenance fees low...

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 October 2016

this facility has everything we look for in a vacation spot...... amazing location on the beach, clean and comfy accomodations with staff thats here to meet your every need ! the pool is crystal clear and the hot tub is always soothing ! free laundry facility on site as well as wifi access.... close to the islands of sanibel and...

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dsage2015, Guest Relations Manager at Windward Passage Resort, responded to this review

And a big THANKS to you for your very complimentary review. We're so glad you enjoy Windward and continue to return. See you again soon!

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Went to relax, soak up some sun, walk on the beach, swim in the ocean, and enjoy great evenings out...The room was not facing the beach but the parking lot, which was no big deal as it was quieter, easy walk to the beach...Basic Time Share, nice amenities but no frills, slow in between season, The room was clean, the...

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We had a very nice two bedroom unit facing the ocean. You could not ask for a prettier view of the ocean, or better sunsets. This resort was very clean, but the rooms could use some updating. The only downfall is the amenities. It has shuffleboard, tennis, bikes, volleyball, and movies. While these activities are listed as amenities, you can...

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dsage2015, Guest Relations Manager at Windward Passage Resort, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your vacation at Windward Passage. You are not the first to comment on our rule regarding use of amenities after office hours. Thanks to such comments, we have revised our policy and will let guests keep equipment over night upon request. We do not have 24/7 office hours due to the importance of keeping our...

Tampa
Reviewed 30 July 2016

While the facility is older, it is very well maintained. Not luxurious by any means, but practical and comfortable. Right on the Gulf of Mexico it also has a good view of the tip of Sanibel Island. Amenities include a pool, hot tub, Ping Pong, Beach Volleyball, Shuffleboard Courts, washers and dryers on property and even a tennis court. They...

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dsage2015, Guest Relations Manager at Windward Passage Resort, responded to this review

You surely know Windward Passage. There are also some bikes available to use for free. Since you have been visiting the resort for so many years, you have probably also enjoyed some of the owner sponsored activities. If not, please try them the next time you vacation with us. Thank you so much for taking your time to write a...

South Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stayed there the third week of June. The condo was very clean, king size bed very comfortable and the full kitchen including dishwasher was very pleasing. Two flat screen TV's were great and the screened in balcony over looking the wide white beach gave us hours of enjoyment. This was a very quiet place and other vacationers were respectful...

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dsage2015, Guest Relations Manager at Windward Passage Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. We're so glad you stayed with us and hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We were in unit 7 in the side bldg which is a 1 bedroom apartment with as they say a courtyard view. There is no courtyard, it's the parking lot but nice to have your car right in front of your door. It was myself & my 16 year old son & we loved it. Apartment was very clean but...

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dsage2015, Guest Relations Manager at Windward Passage Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review our resort. We wish all of our timeshare apartments were on the beach side of our property. We call the unit you stayed in a "villa" and the rooms are more spacious than those that face the beach. We juggle interior renovations with keeping costs low for our owners and guests and...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 12 April 2016

My family and I stayed at the Windward the end of March 2016. The location is wonderful. We stayed in a one bedroom which faces the ocean. The screened patio and view is amazing. The Windward is a bit outdated. The furniture and furnishings need some updating. The laundry facilities on site are an added bonus. The grills they have...

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dsage2015, Guest Relations Manager at Windward Passage Resort, responded to this review

February and March are our seasonal months and our entire area is more crowded than during the other months. We do our best to provide the best accommodations at the most reasonable cost to our timeshare owners and guests. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we hope that you will visit Windward Passage...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Windward Passage Resort

Address: 418 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2098
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Price Range: $186 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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“beachfront or not, all rooms are great, in my opinion !”
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“Ask for a gulf view if at all possible.”
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“Summer vacation time is very crowded on the island, can't hardly drive around.”
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