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Your Private Resort for Luxurious Tropical Relaxation

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes, Southwest house description

This beautiful Gulf-access, pool home is situated on an oversized corner lot on the Capri Canal. Located in a quiet neighborhood with no thru traffic, this roomy, gorgeous 3 BR + Den / 2 bath offers an open floor plan with volume ceilings, and large windows to really let in the sunlight and tropical views. Complementing the open feeling are deluxe details including crown moldings, etched-glass doors and granite counters and ceramic tile floors set on the diagonal.

Feel like a millionaire in the Deluxe Master Suite. Measuring about 700 sq.ft./50 sq.m. it has a walk-in tiled shower (big enough for company), separate garden tub, dual sinks/vanities, a separate toilet room, and walk-in closet. Of course, it includes a huge, tropically themed bedroom with a King-size bed. The stereo CD clock radio includes an iPod dock, with an Old-Time-Radio CD collection in the drawer below. The bedroom has direct access to the pool area.

Enjoy the a beautiful view of the pool, canal and surroundings from the Queen bedroom with its direct access to the pool. Get into the beach mood in the shell decorated Twin Bedroom, which is separated from the Queen bedroom by the second bathroom. The Den/Game Room has its own HDTV. a game table with games and a desk with an ancient, sloooow laptop computer (recommended: bring your own). This room also has a futon with linens.

All pillows, mattresses and even the box springs have dust-mite and bedbug-proof covers. We don't have the the bugs, and we don't want them.

Adjacent to the dining room with its scalloped-glass-topped table is the exceptionally well-stocked Granite and Stainless Steel kitchen. The list of electrical appliances includes an iced-tea maker, a griddle, a George Foreman grill, a crock pot, blender, toaster and a stand/hand mixer to complement the full set of stainless pots and pans. The content of the spice cabinet varies, depending on what we and our guests have used and contributed. The coffee section includes a filter coffee maker, Kuerig, and a coffee grinder. For espresso fans, there is a steam-type espresso maker for the more adventurous beginners and a 15 Bar machine for the experienced.

Relax on a lounger in the huge, screen-enclosed sun deck, or in the shade of the lanai with overhead fan. Or just float or swim in the heated pool with its planters and tranquil spillover water feature. Read a book from our library, or make a quick lunch with the gas grill with multiple burners, plus a side burner for warming. The Lanai includes a ceramic-topped table with six chairs.

Enjoy your evenings outside or in the Great Room with one of our books, or use the video library with the giant HDTV with surround sound, cable, DVD player and VCR. Or play your own videos or tunes through the iPod dock. For a change of pace, spend some time in the Den/Game Room.

Keep in touch with free WiFi with wireless printer, or use one of the cordless phones with free long distance service to the US and Canada.

And, of course, two sets of linens, washer & dryer and garage with opener.

When you have had enough relaxation, try the elliptical machine. There are also fishing rods in the garage, and the brackish-water canal on the back edge of our property has produced catfish, salt-water fish and the occasional manatee sighting.


We bought our home in the summer of 2010. Located in the highly desirable Surfside Area of Southwest Cape Coral, it has been completely refurbished. We spent months furnishing and decorating it. Now we have decided to rent it seasonally during the times that we are not there. Because we use this as a second home, you will find that it has everything you need to feel as if you were at home. We do not treat the home as a rental and the condition and amenities will surprise you.

One difference between a house and a home is the little things you don't miss until you need them: Paper clips. Flashlight. Pliers and screwdrivers (even the eyeglass size). Note pads. Pens and pencils. Batteries, battery tester and charger. A desk. Spare toothbrush. Spare reading glasses. Espresso machines. Cutting boards. Beach things (wheeled cart, towels, umbrella, chairs, mats, coolers, etc), and lots more.

Keywords: Luxury, Tropical, Heated Pool, New, canal, Gulf access, Quiet, Privacy, view, king size bed, HDTV, cable, granite, garage, screened pool, Master Suite, garden tub, tiled shower, library, DVD, VCR, iPod, surround sound, gas grill, BBQ, Espresso, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Queen bed, twin beds,screen enclosure, sun deck, Surfside, free long distance, cordless phones, WIFI, broadband

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave


          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Garage

          Other Amenities

              • Dust-mite and bedbug-proof covers on all pillows, mattresses and even the box springs., Remote controlled ceiling fans and lights in all rooms except Dining room and baths., Screened pool/patio/lanai, Garden Tub, Espresso machine, video + audio iPod dock on large-screen HDTV, audio iPod dock on Master Bedroom stereo radio, Beach towels - umbrella - chairs - mats - cooler - etc, fishing rods. Elliptical exercise machine. Net-connected laptop and printer in Den...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Video Library


              • Free Long Distance:

                Unlimited free calls to US and Canada...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront


                  • Museums
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Racquetball
                  • Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Parasailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Cinemas
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Pier Fishing


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                  • Exit Cleaning $150 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11%


                  EXTENDED SUMMER RATE IS $100 per day, with a minimum of $1,400. This rate will save you money for twelve days or more.

                  A 25% deposit is due when your reservtion is confirmed. The balance is due 30 days before the start of your reservation. Our manager accepts VISA & MC with a 3.5% service charge.

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                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  Ferry to Key West. Multiple spring training baseball games available nearby. Thomas Edison & Henry Ford summer houses & museums in Ft. Myers. Easy drive to Ringling Brothers winter quarters, circus, youth circus, museum, etc.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: We are retired professionals from the St. Louis area. Although we continue to travel, we enjoy just relaxing in our Cape Coral home. We chose Cape Coral because of the location, the friendliness of the people, access to the Gulf and the winter temperature, which is among the warmest *on Gulf coast.

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Southwest:
                  We bought our home in the summer of 2010. Located in the highly desirable Surfside Area of Southwest Cape Coral, it was completely refurbished, but empty. We spent all Fall furnishing and decorating it, and still are not finished. Use our fishing equipment in the brackish water canal just beyond the pool

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The cable service offers repeats of many of our favorite TV shows. There is a shelf just inches below the pool's water surface. It's a great place to lie to keep cool while sunning.

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                  Speaks: english, Our managers can handle German inquiries.



                  • Entertainment Center

                    Entertainment Center

                  • Kitchen


                  • Pool


                  • Master Bath with Garden Tub and one vanity/sink

                    Master Bath with Garden Tub and one vanity/sink

                  • Queen Bedroom

                    Queen Bedroom

                  • Den with Kiick-klack (bed), game table HDTV. Desk has laptop and color printer.

                    Den with Kiick-klack (bed), game table HDTV. Desk has laptop and color printer.

                  • Great Room viewed from main entry.

                    Great Room viewed from main entry.

                  • Dining Room viewed from Kitchen

                    Dining Room viewed from Kitchen

                  • View from Great Room

                    View from Great Room

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Master Bath Vanity 2

                    Master Bath Vanity 2

                  • Shell Decorated Twin Bedroom

                    Shell Decorated Twin Bedroom

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, August 04, 2014

                  $900 per week (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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