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Tropical Hideaway Home w/ Heated Pool, Gulf Access Canal, Located 1+ Acre Lot

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,314 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4+ Bedroom/4 Bath Heated Pool Home

This home features over 3700 sq. ft. of living space in the main house (3BR/3BA’s plus Den) and over 600 sq. ft. in the guest house (1BR/1BA), huge Lanai for your enjoyment, and beautiful heated private pool. The home sits on a little over an Acre w/ Luxurious landscaping including mango, avocado, lemon & banana trees. Living and Dining areas open to the Lanai, with outdoor dining as well. Master bedroom w/ garden tub, double shower, and walk-in closet. Guest bath also has garden tub. We are in a great area close to shopping and local attractions such as Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Captiva, Matlacha and Sun Splash Family Park minutes away. Rent a boat from the Boat House and head out in the Caloosahatchee River on your way to open water and enjoy lunch in St. James City or many other bars & restaurants along the way (all of which have great happy hours and most have entertainment daily). Enjoy a relaxing day grilling and swimming in the heated pool or enjoy your favorite movie on the 65" flat-screen TV. And if you are a golfer there is golf right down the street!! This is the life!

More Details

Property Manager
Terry & Lisa Messelhiser
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2018

About Terry & Lisa Messelhiser

My husband and I love Florida!! We owned a Wyndham Brand hotel that we sold in 2015, so we decided to buy a home that needed work in Florida and fix it up. It is now ready to rent out. We have made many friends in Florida and absolutely love going down there. We hope you enjoy it as well. I am a Licenced REALTOR in the state of Iowa since 2001, and we own and manage several rental properties where we live since 1995. I will have a REALTOR friend of mine in FL, managing this property for me as far as checking the guests in/out, but I will do the rest of the rental process with you. We look forward to working with you and hope that you enjoy this home and area as much as we do, as well as, our friends that have visited too.

Terry & Lisa Messelhiser purchased this house in 2015

Why Terry & Lisa Messelhiser chose Lochmoor Waterway Estates

We are close to everything from Golf Courses, Bars, Restaurants, shopping, you name it. It is honestly the perfect location. This home is huge over 3700 sq. ft. with an additional 600+ sq. ft. in the guest house and outdoor Lanai space of 1250 sq. ft.

What makes this house unique

We love the court yard and the Lanai, the outdoor space is lovely as that is usually where we are. The neighborhood is great, very nice people, very safe for walking and biking. The home sits on over an acre, lots of palm trees and fruit trees, so it feels very secluded.


Lochmoor Waterway Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4314 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Master Bedroom - Double Shower, jetted tub (Main House)
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , 2nd Bathroom (Main House)
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3rd Bathroom - Main House
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 4th Bathroom (Guest House)
  • Tilled Showers, Travertine Vanity tops, tiled floors
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom (Main House)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd Bedroom (Main House)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd Bedroom (Main House)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guest House Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size - Futon/Sofa Bed that lays down (Main House)
  • Tiled floors, All very big bedrooms
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A house keeping charge is included in the fee's however this is not for during the is for cleaning when you check out. At check in you are given all the linens that you should need during your stay, and that of which are able to be washed when needed as there is a washer and dryer onsite.


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Tropical Hideaway Home w/ Heated Pool, Gulf Access Canal, Located 1+ Acre Lot
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a home away from home and this property was perfect! Fully furnished with comfortable furnishings. Beds very comfortable! Kitchen great for cooking! The pool is nice size and it’s heated! The property is in a quiet neighborhood, but a quick drive to restaurants and entertainment. It was very clean and the property managers easily accessible. We can’t wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First impressions were that the home was very clean with coastal decor. The kitchen was user friendly. Bedrooms were roomy with comfortable queen size beds. Outdoors provided a feeling of privacy while swimming in the pool and enjoying the screened in sunroom. Restaurants and bars of all varieties were nearby. Definitely will rebook.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a fantanulous time and everyone enjoyed their stay at our home. I did want to note to other travelers that may read your review that all of our beds are King beds except in the guest house that bed is a queen. Just so they don't get confused. :) We look forward to having your group back to our property in the future. Thank you for the great review. Kind Regards, Lisa
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Beautiful home and pool!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our getaway! The home is very beautiful and immaculate! The beds are so comfortable! The pool was very relaxing! There are tons of restaurants close by but the kitchen is perfect for cooking when we wanted to stay in. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for your review on our property, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay there. We hope you will choose our home again for your future visits to Florida.
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Large house with great pool

  • 4 of 5

This house, with a separate guest house, easily housed our extended family of 9. The dinning room table seats 10. The rooms are huge, including the 2 main baths. The owner has a local manager who is promptly responsive to any issues that might arise. We spent 2 weeks in this house and would happily do it again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice location and great neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Larry, we are glad you all had a wonderful time at our home and liked the location. And you caught some fish in the canal...that's so awesome!! We look forward to having you back in the future. Enjoy the rest of your summer!! Lisa
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Huge Pool ... Awesome Property and Beautifully Decorated Home!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is great and will fit a large family with plenty of room! My family wanted to be together but have our own space at the same time and it was perfect! Its not the typical Florida home with small bedrooms and a small living room. Its large and spacious yet doesn't lose the home feeling. The Lanai is big and has enough room for everyone to relax or be in the pool together. The pool is HUGE we loved that! The owners have the dining room set up so our entire family could sit and eat dinner together and the kitchen was big enough for all the cooks to be in the kitchen together! You will have to decide who get the guest house if you rent that because it is adorable!! The property is big and private so there are no neighbors looking out their pool at you like in other homes we have been to. It really is great and so close to everything at the same time. We really loved it and will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Doug, I'm glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the home and all of its space. The Kitchen area is one of my personal favorites as I love to cook. We look forward to having you back again and thank you for the great review!! Lisa
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nauti Parrot
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
EL Rio Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Victory Lane
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended

El Rio Golf Course – Just down the street, Walkable distance from the house

Head Pinz (bowling/gaming) - walkable

Publix (walkable - minutes away)

Nauti Parrot Bar walkable

Victory Lane Restaurant walkable next to CVS Excellent Food

Ariana's Italian Restaurant - 3 min away next to TJ MAXX

Englunds Deli II – Amazing Subs, huge for a reasonable price (3 mins)

Walmart (3 mins)

Ulta, Home Goods, Bealls and Bealls Outlet 6 minutes away

Movie Theater - 6 minutes away

Miceli’s – Matlacha, excellent Italian and Seafood

Matlacha is 15 minutes away (10 miles)

Sanibel/Captiva is 38 minutes (24 miles)

Fort Myers Beach is 30 minutes (17 miles away)

Sun Splash Waterpark 12 minutes (5 miles)

Darling National Wildlife Refuge (26 miles)

Cape Coral Softball Complex - 15-20 min

Northwest Softball Complex - 15 min

Bonita Bills - by Fort Myers Beach – Super Cheap food and awesome stop here when you go to the beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300

Additional information about rental rates
*Pool heater charge per month $200 ("If requested" only & the amount will be pro-rated according to your duration of stay)
*Refundable damage deposit $1,000
*A cleaning fee of $300 will be charged to renters for the duration of their stay.
(Please Note: Housekeeping does not come in daily, they provide all linens and towels at check in and come clean at check out.)

*Tax Rate 11.0%
(The State of Florida mandates the 11% tax which includes (State Sales Tax 6%) and (County Tourist Tax 5%).)
*payment in full 1 month before arrival

Payments can be made either:
1. E-check through VRBO (free of charge, recommended but only available for US customers) E-check payment online through VRBO is secure, and when I refund your deposit after your stay, it will go right back to your checking account.
2. Check mailed to my Iowa Address.

Cancellation Policy:
Any given Cancellation Less than 30 days prior to check in will not Recieve a Refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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