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Casual Luxury, Gulf Access Vacation Destination

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,517 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Single Family Home, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Waterfront canal location with boat access to the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island and Ft. Myers Beach in minutes.

With Travertine Floors throughout, this Four bedroom home with three full baths is the ultimate in casual luxury. You enter the home through oversized raised panel mahogany doors with leaded glass inserts over a mosaic floor medallion and are immediately struck by the direct view through the vaulted ceiling Living Room onto the pool deck and the canal beyond. This Living Space offers a 50 inch flat panel HDTV. The large kitchen, with granite counter tops and stainless appliances opens up to the Hearth room with a large wood burning fireplace. The Formal Dining room doubles as a Library reading room flooded with natural light. The split and open floor plan has a master suite boasting a second wood burning fireplace, king size bed and en suite bath with jetted tub, oversized separate shower, dual vanities, private privy and walk-in closet. The master has direct French door access to the screened lanai with vanishing edge pool, spa and 3 waterfalls making for a tranquil sanctuary from the rest of the over 2,500 s.f. home. Two bedrooms are designed for couples with luxury linens on queen size beds and private access to adjacent full baths. Bedroom four is great for the kids or golf buddies with twin beds and direct access to a full bath. A queen air mattress with linens is also provided.

The canals are teaming with wildlife including many game fish. Dolphins and Manatee in search of food migrate up the canals and have been spotted frequently in the canal.

Activities include Kayaking the canals and lakes with the Chiquita house Kayaks and equipment just out the back door. Shelling at Sanibel or Captiva is only 30 minutes away. Fun in the sun and souvenir shopping are only 30 minutes away at Ft. Myers Beach or 15 minutes to the Cape Coral Beach. The pool and spa are just steps away.

Nearby Matlache’ offers antique shops and art galleries just a short drive away.

The summer homes of Ford and Edison and museums are only minutes across the Caloosahatchee River.

Keywords: Single Family Home

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Kurt

As working professionals and parents we treasure the time we have to share with our family and friends. Nothing is more relaxing and enjoyable to us than to visit our home in Cape Coral. Here we can escape the stress of work and the hustle and bustle of our sports schedules.

Kurt purchased this house in 2009

Why Kurt chose Pelican

Visiting the area with friends we fell in love with the Southwest Florida area. It has so much to offer as a vacation destination. We have met so many new friends in Cape Coral and found connections to the area with old friends, business associates and acquaintances at home.

What makes this house unique

With our waterfront location, private pool and close proximity to Sanibel, Captiva, Ft. Myers and Cape Coral beaches we have opportunity for so much variety when we visit. The short drive to Tampa or Orlando add the chance for day trips to amusement and adventure parks. Discovery Cove was amazing last October and we always enjoy Busch Gardens and Seaworld. And who doesn't love Disney?

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our week here in Florida and your home was beautiful as well as comfortable. Each year we come for spring break at this time and would consider renting from you again, depending on the size of our party. Thank you again.


Mar 2014
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Pelican House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2517 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Jack and Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool/Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Oversized and luxurious with dual sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Air Mattress - 1 queen , plenty of extra linens
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , shares jack and jill bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , shares jack and jill bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Custom mattress, direct pool/spa access and luxury bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , adjacent to pool bath
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Infinity Edge (heated) Pool with waterfalls and Spa with remote control, (2) Kayaks (with equipment), Beach chairs, beach toys, cooler and umbrellas, Fishing poles, bicycles and helmets, Library, Board Games and Bimini Ring Game


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Casual Luxury, Gulf Access Vacation Destination
average rating of 4.866667 based on 17 reviews
Milwaukee suburbs

Great home base for a family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (family of 4, set of grandparents and an aunt) recently enjoyed spring break at the Chiquita House. We were looking to provide our 2 young children with the quintessential Florida beach vacation, and Chiquita House fit the bill perfectly! The house is beautifully appointed and has every amenity we could have asked for. We really appreciated being able to use the sand toys, beach chairs, beach towels and fishing gear. The layout of the house was perfect for our extended family, providing plenty of space and privacy but with lots of common areas to make family memories. The location is close to major thoroughfares which makes it easy to get around the area. It is a reasonable distance to Fort Myers, Sanibel/Captiva, and even Venice/ Manastota Key. In addition to exploring the area beaches, there is plenty to do at the house itself. Swimming in pool each day was a highlight with the kids, while my husband enjoyed fishing from the dock. I enjoyed the comfortable patio furniture under the lanai to read a book while still being able to keep an eye while the kids swam in the pool.

As other reviewers have mentioned, Chiquita House is located off of a major street, but the positioning of the pool/lanai were very smartly designed so we felt like there was plenty of privacy. The water features in the pool are a great addition and really help mask the road noise. We live in the suburbs of a major city so were not bothered by the occasional road noise that we heard in the back or in the house while sleeping. Southwest Florida has a lot of traffic as a whole, so the amount by Chiquita was reasonable- plus the location makes it convenient for groceries, restaurants and gas stations 😊? That being said, if you are used to no traffic/road noise, you may find this bothersome (though I honestly don't know where you could go in the area that didn't have a lot of traffic).

Kurt was responsive and prompt with all communication. Thanks, Kurt, for sharing your lovely property with us and helping us to build multi-generation family memories! We would definitely consider staying at Chiquita House again the next time we are visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring lake mi

Nice house

  • 5 of 5

This house was a very nice for our family. With the many bedrooms and entertainment areas there was plenty of room to spread out and have fun. We love to the pool and hot tub. It was a short drive to the Gulf it took about 25 minutes to reach the River from the house on the boat. All of the extra toys were a hit bike riding around the neighborhood floating in the pool chairs coolers Etc the only thing that was hard at first was the traffic noise from Chiquita was pretty loud especially in the master suite and the pool area. It was a very easy check-in and check-out process I would definitely recommend this house to another family.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family and Friends Vacation Spot.

  • 5 of 5

The home was large and offered our group opportunity for privacy and entertain guests. Kitchen is well appointed and stocked so we didn’t need to go directly to the grocery store the first night. The pool heater kept us swimming even with cooler weather. Great family and friends vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family & freinds

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home with all the luxuries! We loved our stay from beginning to end. What a fantastic location for quick access to restaurants and other activities. A short drive to Fort Myers Beach or Sannibel Island. The owner was extremely accommodating. We had beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and water toys for the kids available for our use. The pool was fantastic. We enjoyed many evenings on the lanai sipping cocktails while the kids enjoyed the pool. We are definitely planning a future vacation at this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time!!

  • 5 of 5

The Chiquita home is beautiful and has all the amenities anyone would need. Check in and out were simple. We had 2 family's with a total of 7 guests. The pool area was enjoyable for winding down and playing cards in the evenings and a few evenings were a little colder so the hot tub was great. The home is large and the design is nice that everyone had their own space. The boys caught many fish right off the dock and there is a bait store right down the road. The boys also tried out the kayaks in the canal and we also used the beach chairs and umbrellas which were great. This home is a short 30 minute drive (depending on traffic) to both Ft. Myers and Sanibel beaches. We also rented a boat for 4 days of our stay and navigating the canals was easy and getting to the river was about a 30 minute boat ride. There were many restaurants and shopping near by. The basket on the table in the home was loaded with many suggestions for places to eat, things to do etc.

The only negative was the road in front of the home was a busy and a bit noisy at times otherwise we loved the home and the area and will definitely be back. It was a great escape from the MN winter!

Thanks for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well-appointed. The kitchen was large and equipped with everything we needed. The beds were comfortable, and there was plenty of room for our group of 3 couples. The lanai and pool/spa area are beautiful. The home was close to everything, easy access to grocery stores and restaurants. The only thing I would suggest is that detailed instructions on how to use the pool/spa remote be left for guests. Even after 5 days we had a hard time figuring it out, and we had an engineer and a computer expert with us. No doubt it was operator error...just a suggestion for future guests. I would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
7.6 Miles
Royal Tee (Semi Private)
Nearest Motorway
14.3 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Lobster Lady
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Ft. Myers Beach
Car: recommended

Gulf access for boating with only one bridge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
card convenience $0.03
Pet Fee $100

convenience fee applys to credit card tansactions

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.

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