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Tucked away in a residential area between Fort Myers and the community of Estero is a unique vacation resort called New University Pyramid Village (also known as Pyramids in Florida).

The idea for the resort was conceived by a group of Austrians in the mid-1990s. The first renters were welcomed in 2002.

Pyramid Village is made up of 26 chalets in a well-manicured tropical landscape. Four different floor plans are available with stylish interiors, plenty of natural light and modern furnishings. All have two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.

At the entrance to the property is something of a roadside curiosity. Just behind the main gate sits a large bust of the most famous composer of all time – Ludwig van Beethoven. It’s in the shape of an Egyptian sphinx. According to RoadsideAmerica.com, the owners installed the giant head as a joke. They said they needed an “Austrian sphinx” to go with their “Austrian pyramids.”