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Your Private Resort for Luxurious Tropical Relaxation

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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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 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.

THIS IS A HOME, NOT A HOUSE. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

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, screened enclosure, sun deck, Surfside, free long distance, cordless phones, WIFI, broadband

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                They say the logic center of the rain is not fully developed before age 25...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                The twin bedroom and the futon sofa are excellent for children. The Den/Game Room offers games, a game table and a separate HDTV ....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                There is a small step up at all instances...moreless

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

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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              • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • The three bedrooms are carpeted. Storage is offered by closets and dressers or chests. All three have clock radios. All fans and fan lights inside the house are operated by wireless remote controls. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Hair dryers and storage drawers in each bathroom....moreless

              • King Suite: toilet, shower

                Includes a large garden tub and two vanities w/ sinks...moreless

              • Bath towels for the queen and twin bedrooms are stored behind the doors....moreless

              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 machines, 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    In the Great Room...moreless

                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable with on-demand access...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    Large-screen HDTV with surround sound, and a dock for iPod viewing, plus smaller HDTV in the den/game room. ...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Scalloped-edge glass table has six chairs. There is also a breakfast bar with stools...moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    An elliptical machine is in the garage...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Unlimited free calls to US and Canada...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    One open parking space. The elliptical machine fishing equipment and beach equipment are found here....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    The Great Room has all leather furniture and the HDTV with DVDs, video tapes and players...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    One space in the garage, plus room on the double driveway....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Coffee grinder, coffee maker, steam espresso maker for the adventurous and 15 bar for the experienced....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Griddle, crock pot, toaster oven, toaster...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Full complement of dishes and tableware for twelve, and plastics for the pool area...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Standard Stainless Steel Dishwasher...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave:

                    Full-function stainless steel over the range microwave...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    The hallway pantry holds the vacuum cleaner, step ladder and extra supplies....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Side-By-Side stainless refrigerator with ice maker. The freezer contains freeze packs for beach trips....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Glass top range with a silicone pan liner in the oven...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Stainless Steel. Lives on the counter...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    Old, and may need air (sorry, the managers do not do that)....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck offers sun summer and winter....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The double lot offers a very large lawn....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Three burner with side burner for warming....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    Free-form shape, with shallow shelf for sunning. Waterfall feature when the pool pump is operating. High-efficiecy heat pump when needed. (Solar heaters do not reach comfortable temperatures.)...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  WINTER
                  Nov 15 - Apr 15, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,000 $3,600
                  SUMMER
                  Apr 16 - Oct 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $800 $3,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • kWh energy over $50 per week $0 + tax
                  • Exit Cleaning $150 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  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 30% deposit is due when your reservtion is confirmed. The balance is due 30 days before the start of your reservation.


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                  Last updated: 10/15/2014
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                  Location

                  22 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  RSW Ft. Myers
                  17 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ft. Myers Beach to Key West
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  17 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Ft. Myers Beach

                  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. An important reason for choosing this property is the beautiful tropical view from the lanai, pool deck and king and queen bedrooms. Another is the attractive but practical ceramic tile floor (set on the diagonal) in all of the open areas, plus carpet in the bedrooms. Our son likes to call this his 'Southern office'. He will set up his laptop on the lanai table, and spend a week conducting business while enjoying the view. His favorite treat is grilling a slab of fresh grouper bought form Merrick Seafood or from one of the fishermen on Pine Island Road in Matlacha. Use our fishing equipment in the brackish water canal just beyond the pool

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Good privacy, great view, incredibly well furnished with almost anything you might need to make you feel you are guests in our home...because you are! The decor is an eclectic mix of old Florida, contemporary accents, bits of whimsey and artwork produced by family members. The pool deck has sun all year around. The large shelf just inches below the pool's water surface is a great place to keep cool while sunning. Fishing from the concrete seawall is almost always productive, especially if you like to catch catfish.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, Our managers can handle German inquiries.

                   

                  Photos

                  • Entertainment Center

                    Entertainment Center

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Pool

                    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

                  VRBO #358892

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

                  $800 - $1,000 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english, Our managers can handle German inquiries.
                  • Calendar last updated 10/15/2014
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