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Luxury Family Waterfront Villa with Heated Private Pool, Jacuzzi & Optional Boat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, 1 dining room, 1 office w. queen airbed

The perfect & hard to find combination of luxury and sun & fun for the entire family or a romantic get-away. Really the perfect house for the entire family! Large heated pool and Jacuzzi, Indoor Ping Pong / Pool Billiard Table, Boat (optional), Fishing at the Boat Dock, Beaches, Manatees & Dolphins for the Kids. Boating, Fishing, BBQ, Bars, Large TVs and Great Outdoor adventures for guys. And Most Important: Luxury, Pool & Spa, Restaurants, Beaches and Outlet Shopping for the Ladies. A perfect home for everybody! The pool is located on the South-East corner of the house, which means the pool has direct sunshine from sun-rise till early evening!

As you see on the photos, the entire outside pool area is covered / protected with mosquito net so that you can enjoy your dinner, BBQ, sunbathing, relaxing and pool fun free of insects or leaves in the pool, while still enjoying the fresh air and occasional breeze from the sea.

One of my favorites at the house: a relaxing hot bath in the outdoor Jacuzzi during a tropical thunderstorm or under the bright stars at night. The Jacuzzi's water temperature can be set exactly to the desired level, up to around 102F / 39C, which takes only around 10-12 minutes.

A spacious, comfortable & family friendly Godfrey Hurricane Sundeck 217 boat with bathroom, freshwater tank & GPS is available for only 599 USD per week or 1699 USD per month! The boat is on the electric boat-lift directly in front of the house, has a 150hp Yamaha outboard motor & is up to 42mph fast! Take your family for a boat ride & discover the sunny side of Florida: beaches, waterfront restaurants, wild dolphins, manatees, mangrove birds and outstanding trout, Spanish mackerel & tarpon fishing! The maximum capacity of the boat is 10 persons, but I would say with more than 7 persons it gets a bit crowded for longer rides.

Perfect pool location - Lots of sunshine: The pool with beautiful Pebble-Tec finish is located on the South-East corner of the house, which means the pool has direct sunshine from sun rise till early evening! The pool has been completely renovated in April 2016, including automated pool pump controls/valves to switch from pool mode to spa (jacuzzi) mode.

The house is really spacious and beautiful and great also for an extended stay with up to 6-8 people. Adults and kids will love the large house, pool, jacuzzi and the fast and spacious 150hp boat.

Some recent improvements include:

- 60' LCD TVs with digital Comcast cable in living room & master bedroom

- LCD TV with digital Comcast cable in queen bedroom (small DVD-only TV in twin bedroom)

- New brushed-aluminum-front dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave and fridge were installed in spring 2013.

- Pool and Jacuzzi completely renovated in April 2016

- Also in 2016: replaced 150hp Yamaha boat motor and poolside BBQ

- Done in 2017: brand new house roof and new Raymarine Dragonfly boat GPS unit installed.

As described above, the house has three bedrooms (1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds) . But we can additionally offer a queen sized, about 2.5ft high comfortable airbed in the office; it's almost as good as a real bed. I already slept 2 full weeks on this airbed and I had no problems - and I am 6' 3" and 195 lbs.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2018

About Philip

My name is Philip, I am 40 years old and I work full-time as a project manager for a major Swiss bank in Zurich, Switzerland. I am an avid fisherman and diver and l love fishing, boating, diving and being on the water or in the water (sea, pool, hot tub). My local property managers Mary Jane and Kevin live 5min from the rental home and will take perfect care of you.

Philip purchased this villa in 2009

Why Philip chose Pelican

When I bought the house in 2009, it was the middle of the housing-market-crisis and really a lot of houses were on the market. I looked at over 10 houses in the same category. I chose this one because it is very beautiful & spacious, with a big pool with lots of sun morning till evening and because its location is quite close to the exit of the canal system, which is important for me as an avid fisherman who is on the water every day. And I love the two coconut palms next to the entrance and the younger one (which I have planted some years ago) near the boat dock / canal - see how it grew on the photo. Also the neighborhood is beautiful, quiet, friendly, very safe and perfectly maintained.

A word of advice for your safety as a renter: There have recently been some craigslist rental scams in Cape Coral/Fort Myers. For your safety you can:

- rent via verified and safe portals like Homeaway or VRBO

- focus on owners that are member longer than a year and have good ratings

- verify ownership: check the lee county tax collector's page (property tax record)

- pay only to accounts registered in the name of the verified owner

- ask the owner for a proof of ID (e.g. passport, ID, etc.)

- ask for a recent utility bill (water or electricity)

What makes this villa unique

I love Cape Coral and this house because for me it is the perfect combination of sun, fun and adventure on the water (fishing, boating, beaches) and a luxurious home with all comfort (heated pool & jacuzzi, big LCD TVs, Internet, spacious rooms, 3 full bathrooms, comfortable beds, nice & big kitchen, central AC, BBQ, ping pong / pool billiard table, double garage, nearby shopping, outlets and restaurants, etc.). The optional fast and spacious 21' 150HP Hurricane Sundeck boat also adds a lot to a unique vacation experience. And for all fishermen: the boat is well equipped for fishing with fish-finder, all my spots marked in GPS unit, live-well, many rod-holders for safe storage and trolling, freshwater shower and a fish-cleaning table with running water right by the boat dock. And I cannot stress it enough: what matters a lot for boaters in Cape Coral is the distance of the house to the exit onto the bay - and my house is really located among the top 10% of houses, please check it on the map.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Philip

We are packing up to leave tomorrow. Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your home! LOVE this location. This is our 3rd house in Cape Coral and our favorite.

Boat was great, caught some fish, and had a great time. Terry very impressed with the motor. Quiet and great on gas.

Thank you for sharing your home with us. Not sure of our plans for next year, but if we do decide to return to Cape Coral, we will definitely contact you. (I know we must do this soon, as you could be booked up at any time.)

Best Regards

Terry & Judy
Jan 2015
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Pelican Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • About the cancellation policy: if you cancel and I find a replacement renter at equal conditions, I will waive the cancellation fee.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , remodeled 2010
    Queen Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , remodeled 2010
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower , remodeled 2010
    Pool Area - outdoor shower
  • The master bathroom has been remodeled and repainted in 2017.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 310 sq. ft., with private bathroom, shower and large tub
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 130 sq. ft., with LCD Cable TV and large closet
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 130 sq. ft., with small DVD-TV and large closet
    Office with High Queen Airbed - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 120 sq. ft., with high queen airbed and crib (on request)
  • The house comes with comfortable beds for 6 adults/children, plus 2 adults/children on a high queen airbed, plus one baby (in crib/playpen). As described above, the house has three bedrooms with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds. But we can additionally offer a queen sized, about 2.2ft high comfortable airbed in the office; it's almost as good as a real bed. There is also a crib/playpen available at the house. The displayed rental rates are for 6 guests. Additional guests cost 10$ per adult/child per night. Up to a max. of 9 guests in total.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Special features: on-dock fish cleaning table with running water, boat GPS unit includes verified fishing hot-spots, fishing tips and tackle recommendation will be provided, second AC unit for the garage, instant-hot-water for tea, trash compactor. Fishing gear is not included, but can be bought at a reasonable price at the nearby Ace Hardware or at the Walmart Supercenter. Optional: Great family and fishing boat on boat-lift directly in front of the house. Great for fishing and family trips. Perfect location! Only 15 minutes until you are out of the canal system on the river bay / gulf access where the fish and dolphins await you. Please compare: With other Cape Coral houses you spend up to 1.5 hours (!!!) until you are out of the canal system and this time counts twice a day, out and back in!


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Luxury Family Waterfront Villa with Heated Private Pool, Jacuzzi & Optional Boat
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

A great place to spend vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The location is incredible! We saw a lot of dolphins and manatees. We had a fabulous time on the boat! The house owner and managers were great to deal with! This is definitely a trip we will take every opportunity we have!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive feedback, great communication and the awesome videos of the dolphins in the canal and the manatee at our house's boat dock! I have published the latter here:
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had everything

  • 5 of 5

had a wonderful time

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house and location!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came here for our honeymoon to explore the waterways and beaches. We lucked out with beautiful weather, sunny and 85. The house was clean and pool and hot tub were great. We enjoyed local restaurants but our favorite two were Pinchers and Crave(in ft Myers). Had some issues with the washing machine but the property manager showed us how to use it. The boat was awesome, a little older than expected but ran beautifully, and really made the trip. Overall it was a great trip and we hope to be back soon!! Thanks Phillip!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Despite Hurricane Irma's attempt to foil our vacation, we had a great time. Our thanks to Philip (owner), Mary Jane (house manager) and Kevin (boat manager) for their outstanding communication and assistance. The house is beautiful, the boat is fun, and we can't wait to go back and catch more fish! Special thanks to Philip for the fishing tips and information. It was a great help!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palmer Lake

Wonderful house and great pool!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful house for our family. Not only was the house clean and comfortable it also had a nice layout. We stayed there for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Our kids spent lots of time in the pool swimming for hours. With the covered lanai, we were able to enjoy grilling and eating outside in the shade. The property manger was very accommodating as we were not able to get there until late the first night. She made the process very easy to get checked in and out of the house.

This house made for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of my best vacation choices.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, my 2 years old son and I stayed at the villa for a week, below my experience that I would love to share.

To choose rental on line not to easy project. This home i will consider one of my best choices, after many years using vrbo and similar websites.

Pool: A+ (L shape making it more enjoyable)


Boat, dock, fishing equipment:A

House: A+(clean, comfortable)

Equipment: A+(smart equipped, umbrella on the beach and folding chairs are priceless)

Owner: A+ (simple booking process, Deposit returned ON time.)

If I need to digg for negative:

BBQ: if you use you clean. Owner: you should include it in the price, people getting lazy on vacation. :)

Thank you Philip for letting my family enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Fort Myers International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pearl, Longboards Cabana Bar, IguanaMia, Rumrunner
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Golf Club of Cape Coral, Golf Greens Fore U
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Papa John's, China Garden, Houlihan's, Wendy's etc
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island Beach
Car: necessary

Boating, fishing, visiting beaches & waterfront restaurants, outlet shopping, eating a good restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $150 + Tax

No additional costs or fees. Just the rent, the end cleaning and the tax - that's it.

The 21' Hurricane boat with 150hp Yamaha outboard motor can be rented for 599 USD per week (with discounts for longer rentals). Refundable boat rental deposit: +400 USD. With electric boat lift, capacity up to 10 passengers, GPS navigation, depth-meter / fish-finder, toilet.

Owner'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.