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Beautiful renovated 3BR/2BA Sailboat Gulf Access Home - Heated Pool&Spa

Cape Coral, FL, USA
  • Villa1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) NEW SALT WATER POOL SYSTEM

This is a very comfortable recently renovated single-family home on a direct Gulf access, sailboat-access canal that is less than 10 minutes to the Caloosahatchee River and less than 1/2 hour to the Gulf of Mexico.

We just installed a salt water system for the pool. No more chlorine!


The home features a master bedroom with a king sized bed, A new LED Smart tv, walk-in closet with a recently renovated private bath featuring a tub and shower. One guest bedroom has a king sized bed. The second guest bedroom has a new queen sized bed with a large walk-in closet. Across the hall from the second guest bedroom is a recently renovated bathroom with a large shower which is accessible to/from the screened in lanai/pool area for your convenience.

The NEW full service kitchen is bright and has a double window which fully opens (6') out to the lanai and outdoor dining area. IT FEATURES NEW CABINETS, NEW GRANITE COUNTERTOPS AND TILE. It has a garbage disposal and flitered water dispenser, dishwasher as well as the usual appliances and a new stove and cooktop. The kitchen is open to the den and separated from it by an eat-in counter with two stools. The dining room off the kitchen has a wonderful view of the lanai, pool area and canal through double-opening, glass doors. It features a beautiful Travertine marble dining table for six.

The den is furnished with beautiful leather sofas, one full sized and big enough to sleep an adult and the other slightly smaller but very comfortable for two people. The entertainment center is in the den and has a NEW LED SMART TV with a DVD player and VHS player as well as a stereo with surround sound.

The dining room is directly off the kitchen with a large Travertine Marble table and six comfortable chairs all on a beautiful marble tiled floor.

The very large living room with new hardwood floors is a great room for entertaining with a matching overstuffed and extremely comfortable couch, love seat and chair with an ottoman. The elegant side tables are matching Travertine marble bases with glass tops. Some of the furniture is antique and very well maintained. Most of the artworks are originals or signed prints.

The laundry room is down a hallway separated by a pocket door from the den and has an entry to the garage and features a full-sized washer and dryer as well as many cabinets for storage. This is also the computer station with a printer. We also have upgraded the tv service and have 5G hi speed Wi-Fi.

The house has a two-car garage with off-street parking for two more cars in the driveway. There are many tools and a work bench area in the garage along with three bikes one of which has a child seat on the back of it.

The lanai/pool area is quite large with an oversized pool and features a six person spa as well as lounge chairs, chaise lounges, a glass topped table with six chairs with cushions, three stools at the kitchen access bar and a new stainless propane grill. All the screens on the screen house surrounding the lanai as well as all of the screen doors have just been replaced.

There is a path from the door of the screen structure that leads to the waterfront with more chairs and chaise lounges on another patio, a wooden dock area, a covered boat lift and jet ski lift. It even has a crab trap and there are fishing poles in the garage for your use. The landscaping is beautiful with many exotic plant varieties including bananas, lemons, limes and oranges and well as a small herb garden. You can catch your dinner, season it and make a daiquiri ... just add rum!

Great shopping and dining are close by. It is near the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve where you can hike and rent kayaks. Great for bird and wildlife watching. There is a new park at the entrance of our canal from the Caloosahatchee River where you can launch a boat, picnic and relax.

This part of Cape Coral is fun, unpretentious and friendly, and this is why we love it and think you will too.

Keywords: relaxing, easy, quiet, fun, water, pool, spa, hot tub, warm, close, beautiful, sunsets, beaches, swimming, boating, shelling, beach-combing.

Way too much to do and mention here, so just relax and enjoy it all!


Tom and/or Genie Wiss

Member Since 2009
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About Tom and/or Genie Wiss

We live on beautiful Lake Hopatcong in northwestern New Jersey and love the boating life including sailboat racing, antique wooden boats, canoeing and kayaking. Tom is a Landscape Architect and Genie is a Land Use Administrator. We have three grown daughters and one grandson and one granddaughter. We bought this home in the hope that we could use it more when we retire. The home is so comfortable and we feel our family will enjoy visiting us down here because there is something for EVERYONE here and everything is so convenient.

Tom and/or Genie Wiss purchased this Villa in 2009

Why Tom and/or Genie Wiss chose Cape Coral

We thought the neighborhood was very friendly and safe. The canal ride to the river is short and is deep so you won't hit bottom and some of the canal is a park and undeveloped. There is a lot of shopping close by. The home is far enough away from the main drag so there is no traffic noise and the canal is quiet. A hospital is very close by. With no neighbors on the adjoining lots, outdoor space is ample and privacy ensured. We like that it is close to Fort Myers and the airport to pick up visitors. Also, Fort Meyers is a really neat town with upscale restaurants and lots of cultural events. The wonderful beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach are only a short drive or boat ride away. The Cape Coral farmers market is a great place on Saturday mornings during the winter months.

What makes this Villa unique

Warm temperatures, beautiful weather, a beautiful large pool, large spa, spectacular sunsets, great access to boating and sailing, convenient bargain shopping and great dining. Directly across and along the river are fabulous mansions we enjoy viewing from our boat. We drive to beaches both pristine and commercial, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, the Planetarium and Aquarium, miniature golf and Pine Island that reminded us of the British Virgin Islands. There is also the great fishing of Charlotte Harbor very nearby.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Spacious with dressers, tables, chairs, tv & walkin closet
      • Green guest bedroom
        1 king, Very comfortable with dresser & tables & large closet
      • Yellow guest bedroom
        1 queen, New queen with tv, dresser, tables & walkin closet
      • King size beds (2) The king bed in the green room can be separated to make 2 twin beds. The king bed in the master bedroom has new linens. New queen size bed , Baby Cribs (1) This is a 'Pack and Play' stored in the yellow bedroom's walk in closet


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Guest bath
        toilet, shower, Recently renovated, very spacious and bright
      • Master bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Recently renovated- new tub, tile,vanity etc.

        Location Type

          • Waterfront
            On a very wide, deep water canal a few minutes to the river with wonderful views and great sunsets- see the photos. Nice large patio with furniture and cushions at the waterfront near the covered boat lift


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        New central air throughout the house
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Washer and dryer in the separate laundry room
                      • Computer Available
                        New desktop computer and printer - We also have Wi-Fi so you can bring your laptop and other devises.
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Weights and a bench in the garage
                      • Garage
                        2 car with tools and workbench
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        New central electric heat
                      • Internet
                        Good computer with upgraded high speed wi fi and printer
                      • Broadband Access
                        High speed DSL with wi fi
                      • Linens Provided
                        We just bought some new ones for the master bedroom and both guest rooms.
                      • Living Room
                        Very plush and nice with antiques and overstuffed chairs and couch
                      • Parking
                        easily parks 4 cars
                      • Parking Off Street
                        room in the driveway for about 4 cars
                      • Telephone
                        No telephone. Bring your smartphone.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Lots of towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        Washer and dryer in the separate laundry room
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Bring your laptop- it is high speed DSL


                          • Kitchen
                            This newly renovated kitchen is well stocked with many modern conveniences including a garbage disposal and filtered water dispenser. Lots of small appliances
                          • Coffee Maker
                            3 different ones plus teapot for making loose leaf tea
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Complete with everything you will need
                          • Dishwasher
                            Works great
                          • Freezer
                            part of the fridge
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Well stocked
                          • Microwave
                            Built in above the stove
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Lots of extra small appliances and lots of cabinet space
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Beautiful Travertine marble table for 6 with a wonderful view of the evening sunset, pool and Lanai
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    Lots of books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Many different games for the few times you may want to be indoors.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Just upgraded to CenturyLink Prism cable system.
                                  • Stereo
                                    A good but older stereo
                                  • Television
                                    large, new 40" LED Smart Sony Bravia in the living area. New 32" LED Smart tv in the master bedroom that can be moved to the dining room, living room or lanai
                                  • Toys
                                    toys and books for the kids plus some pool toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    Some videos are in the house


                                      • Bicycles
                                        3 adult bikes. One has a child seat attached to it. Two have baskets. Plus 2 bikes for small children
                                      • Boat
                                        the boat is not available for rental but we can tell you where to get one.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Pebble tech paving was recently replaced and has lots of furniture surrounding the pool and more furniture on the waterfront patio. Many new cushions. Patio was resealed in January 2015
                                      • Golf
                                        2 sets of golf clubs are in the garage. They are not great clubs but they will get you around the course.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Large enclosed area that includes an eating area with a glass topped table and 6 comfortable chairs as well as chaise lounge chairs and folding chairs with side tables and cushions.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Nice landscaping professionally maintained.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        New stainless propane grill plus a smoker grill
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        Oversize, screened lanai with lots of furniture and a glass top table and chairs, hot tub and lounge chairs.

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Heated Pool
                                          • Hot Tub
                                            Large 6 person tub with an Ozone system. It uses bromine not chlorine.
                                          • Private Pool
                                            Very large (oversized) electrically heated pool (18x 30) inside of the lanai screening with deep end and shallow end and steps at both ends. Solar cover with a winder. Brand new heater. December 2016.


                                              • museums
                                              • arboretum
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • synagogues
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • shuffleboard
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Very close to a free, city owned boat launch area, park, ecological preserve and shopping. Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island and their beaches and islands are a short drive or boat ride away. This is a nice nieghborhood where we go bike riding on a regular basis and have wonderful nieghbors. The lots on both sides of the house are vacant giving you lots of room and privacy. There is a great farmer's market during the winter months in Cape Coral.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                50 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great Host and Great Home

                                                                Daniel B.

                                                                We had a great time and the home worked out fantastically. The pool, the canal, the hot tub, and the space met and exceeded all of our desires. The information provided by Tom was helpful and plentiful. To sum it up we highly recommend this home - relax, enjoy, and have a worry free vacation.

                                                                Great stay

                                                                The house was a welcome place after a busy day of sightseeing. It felt homey and secure. We didn’t use the pool or hot tub, but enjoyed the lanai very much. The house was easy to find and in a quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed watching the boats that used the canal behind the house. We do recommend the house and if in the area, we would rent it again.

                                                                Perfect location !!!

                                                                Norma M.-

                                                                The home is wonderful. We cooked great meals in the kitchen which had everything you need to prepare a gourmet dinner. The pool and hot tub were the perfect tempature and we enjoyed them very much. Owners are very responsive and we give them a 5star rating as well. A wonderful vacation. We will be back.

                                                                I loved it!

                                                                Dale D.Rockwall, Texas

                                                                The property is very comfortable and located near shopping areas and excellent restaurants.Any concerns one might have are speedily addressed and resolved by the owner. He also provides

                                                                extensive, helpful information on the area.

                                                                Home away from home

                                                                LorraineNorthumberland UK

                                                                We felt really at home from the minute we stepped in the door. There was everything you could want & more - very well equipped. We enjoyed exploring the area & recharging our batteries by the fab pool. There were plenty of places to eat nearby or supermarkets if you wanted to self catering. We loved watching the iguanas basking on the dockside & the fish jump in the canal. The owners were very helpful & answered any questions promptly. Thank you for sharing your property with us.

                                                                Home away from home. Perfection.

                                                                Corley H.Tampa

                                                                Our family stayed here for a week and loved every second of it. Anything you need to feel at home was there. The house was beautiful, super clean, the sheets were so soft and the beds were very comfortable. Mr. Wiss was available any time. We enjoyed the ducks that came to hang out on the deck, and seeing the iguana family. Convient to stores and places to eat. We would definitely stay again. Thank you so much Mr. And Mrs. Wiss.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Corley and Tim. It is a great house and so quite and relaxing. We're glad you had a great time and you are welcomed back any time.

                                                                Tom and Genie

                                                                Wisspering Palms


                                                                Cape Coral, FL, USA

                                                                Our beautiful recently renovated home is very close to Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, the bohemian Pine Island and Fort Myers Beach all of which are great day trips with wonderful scenery, great beaches, delicious restaurants, fishing from land or sea and some of the best beach combing in the United States. It is very close to shopping of all kinds yet far enouph away that there is no traffic and is extremely relaxing. Biking to the local park or the Ecological Preserve is another fun yet short trip. Rent a boat from the local boat livery and explore the canals, the Calosahachee River or go out to the Gulf or go Tarpon fishing in Pine Island Sound. So much to do, but relaxing by the pool or in the spa or at the patio at the waterfront is what we hear the most from or guests. Our Home- it's a great place to go.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                Rental is not confirmed until the deposit and signed contract have been received by the owners. Damage Protection Insurance (if available) OR a refundable $500.00 damage security/deposit is applicable , but not both. Don't be confused by the quote. If in doubt, please email us.

                                                                50 Reviews
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