Edison Beach House History

Why They Call it the, “Historical,” Edison Beach House

The Roots

Mina Edison was known far and wide for the many kindnesses she bestowed upon guests who frequented her home in Fort Myers. Though winter visitors came from all over to confer with Mr. Edison, they often stayed to enjoy the beauty and warmth of Southwest Florida and Mina’s famous punch. Our vision of a perfect Florida beach house is one of a pleasant and genteel establishment where the Edison’s dedication to hospitality can still be experienced today.

The beach house’s architectural and interior designs are reminiscent of an old Florida style home. 24 luxury suites comprise the elegantly appointed guest quarters. Suites are offered in seven spacious floor plans, arranged to comfortably accommodate honeymooners, couples, and entire families.

Edison beach and pier.

Your Home Away From Home

Located on the westerly shore of Estero Island, the luxury all suite hotel fronts the magnificent Gulf of Mexico in such a way as to capture the very essence of a leisurely tropical sunset. Just a short walk down the beach lies the Times Square area, comprised of intimate eateries, casual boutiques, the hippest of surf shops and a popular fishing pier (no fishing license required), which stretches into the gentle waters of the gulf.

In 1910, Mr. Edison built one of Fort Myers’ first outdoor swimming pools, which can still be viewed today at the Edison-Ford estate. Though the desire to enjoy a relaxing dip hasn’t changed much during the last century, pools certainly have. We’ve built a fine one with a sun-deck to match! Guests will be able to take a refreshing swim in our heated Gulf front freshwater pool, or on our pristine beach where you can watch the dolphins that frequently come near shore. A convenient courtyard grill, ideal for the vacationing gourmet, is another facility that can be found tucked within the beautifully landscaped grounds.

When its time to call it a day or night, guests can catch a major sporting event or premium movie in the comfort of their private suite and plug in their computer to catch up with the office staff if they’re so inclined. Each suite has been designed to provide a comfortable home-like atmosphere for relaxing or working, if necessary.

The professional, highly attentive Edison Beach House staff will always strive to anticipate guests’ needs. Daily maid services and bedding changes are an added service we provide and rest assured all blankets and white bedspreads are laundered for each new arrival.