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Availability this April! Gorgeous home, Wonderful Canal Views, Private! Pool/Sp

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 2 Bath, Large Intersecting Canal Views, SW Exposure, Heated Pool/Spa

From the moment you step in, Sense it....It is perfect. The views from the Great Room are enticing. Open up the pocket doors and bring it in. A beautiful home with the location you desire and tropical surroundings with views of the spectacular waterways in every direction from every room! Setting on large intersecting canals offers bragging rights with so much incredible waterfront your very own. Wait, Go to the Master Suite: Two sliding glass doors that offer delicious views all your own of the huge private pool and canal the go on and on. Enjoy the comforts of our newly decorated warm and inviting home with the quiet and peacefulness you are searching for so you can relax. It’s the perfect place. Clean, immaculate, private, tropical, quiet, yours.

Tucked in the Four Mile Cove private residential area, you will find quiet and serene surroundings. This area is bordered by the ecological park where you can go hiking, biking or even rent kayaks, and also keeps traffic down to a minimum and contributes to the privacy and placidness of the neighborhood. In the mornings neighbors will take their pooches out for a morning stroll or joggers will be starting their day and everyone is always so friendly.

This is the cleanest home you are going to find! Notice the huge oversized corner lot that offers plenty of room to play. Enter the home into the entry and great room with the open floor plan and cathedral ceilings. Feel welcome by the warm colors of sunsets and fresh greens throughout the great room, dining and kitchen and you will believe this is the right place. This is what you were searching for when you wanted to find the perfect Florida home to stay and enjoy. Unwind in the living room on the amazing softness of the comfy couch, cuddle on the love seat, or kick your legs up to stretch on the chair and ottoman. The wall of mirrors and pocket shelving give the illusion that this room is even larger than it is. Visit with the family or watch a movie. Open up the triple sliding glass doors and the lanai and pool feel like they are part of the living area, with the pool and canal right on the other side, lined with palms creating your own haven, bringing the outside in. This is definitely what you wanted.

It’s hard to decide if you should go right out and stay under the huge lanai and start right by the pool or investigate the rest of the house! It’s a pretty lovely home so far, so let’s go back inside, because once you go out to the pool you will want to stay for hours. To the left front of the great room you will host your formal dining at the large table for six with comfy cushion chairs in front of a huge window. Minty green hues feel fresh and alive. The parrots found in the paintings keep things from getting too serious, because this is Florida and here we like to keep things amusing. There is a small partition wall that breaks up the dining area from the kitchen to offer some discretion for the chef, but you can circle around the wall for ease. Notice the cute cut out in the wall that opens into the large living room so everyone can be social and the entertainment stays friendly and fun.

To the left, on the back side of the house, is a breakfast bar that separates the kitchen from the living area. The chef doesn’t ever have to feel alone in the kitchen, but can continue to visit and appreciate their company. The bar provides three high stools that provide a perfect socializing area. Here you still are sitting right by the lanai and are very pleased with life indeed. In the warm sunset shades, the kitchen will offer plenty of space to be creative with your meals. A breakfast nook is tucked in with a round table to sit four to share the morning and more views of the canals and pool. Perfect.

Enter the expansive master suite through the french doors off to the right of the great room. This half of the house is yours. Done in majestic blues and softer hues of the seas and sky creates the essence of peace and serenity. Two double sliding glass doors boast more awe-inspiring views of the pool and canals. You can feel yourself breathe deep and sigh. Yes. You have made a very good choice. The queen bed is new and very comfy and sleep will be easy with the soft sounds of the water lapping from outside and the breeze swishing the palms. The dolphins dance on the wall and bedside lamps and you smile just because. There is an abundance of room for unpacking, with a tall dresser for him and a long dresser for her, providing a large mirror. I doubt anyone can fill the immense walk thru closet that leads into the grand master bath. Again the majestic blues continue so you can start your morning refreshed and untroubled. Relish your thoughts or have no cares at all while the luxurious flow of the water cleanses your body and soul in the spacious walk-in shower. The gorgeous granite vanity along with another huge vanity with dual sinks and imposing mirrors offers more than ample space for a couple to get ready for the day or an evening out.

Over to the left of the central living area you will find two more bedrooms that share a common bath. This bathroom has a shower/bath that the kids can utilize while the 3-D metal wall art sea turtles watch over them from the seagreen colors. You will find easy access to and from the lanai here as well, making changing from swimsuits easier and keeping the excess water from dripping all throughout the home.

The 2nd bedroom again carries the deep blue colors but offering a sailors theme so your company can drift away in their own thoughts and spend their restful nights. This room provides gigantic sleeping quarters. Another new queen mattress is here and a surprise Murphy Bed drops down from behind the wall that can host two more visitors if needed. A huge closet allows plenty of clothing and storage. A large built in desk area with plentiful shelving is found in this room for those of us who need to accomplish at least a little bit of work while we are away at play.

The 3rd bedroom is adorable with honeydew and bright colors for kids to make their own private time. They will love the chunky wooden bunk beds with a double bed on the bottom and a twin on the top, of course with a railing. The cheerful parrots are visiting them in the painting, keeping them company and making them feel safe in their slumber. More room for unpacking for them in their own dresser or closet. Open the shades to bring more outside views of sunshine and waterviews.

Now that everyone is all unpacked and loving the house it is time to make way to where everyone really wants to be... outside to the lanai and pool. This capacious area welcomes all to relax, visit, play or dine. Many mornings this is where I start my day sipping coffee and enjoying a slow swim with breast strokes lazily back and forth in the extravagant heated pool. Perhaps I will finish my warm up with a cool down in the spa, listening to the overflowing waterfall as it spills over the glass blocks into the pool. The palms that line our canal sing to me their own song of peace as the water of the canals are so close I can almost reach over from the lanai to touch the saltiness. Plenty of cushiony comfort is found for lounging either under cover to escape too much heat and sun exposure or go ahead and soak up the rays and feel the warmth. Take a nap or read a book. There is no schedule here. Now the kids take their turn in the pool while you watch over them or join in the fun.

Take a stroll down to the boat dock and sit on an adirondack chair while you watch the fish jump and play, sometimes possibly even a dolphin, manatee or even an alligator may be seen. Try your luck at catching some fish right out of the canal. Boaters drift through the canals on their way out to the Gulf. Perhaps you toy with the idea of renting a boat for yourself, with only 10 minutes out to the river and on the way to the Gulf.

Many evenings are spent outside, wanting to take full advantage of every waking moment. A new propane grill is located under the lanai for the barbecue chef in the family to prepare wonderful delights to serve at the large glass table top for dining six in cushion chairs. Watch the intense sunsets that reflect on the waters as you reflect on how lucky you are and how perfectly your vacation and stay have been. The pool beckons for one more swim with the pool lights on to complete the day and you are so utterly pleased and at peace. It’s hard to remember their are neighbors in this so quite neighborhood. You believe this truely is a private paradise created just for you.

If you are looking for more adventures, you certainly do not have far to go. Just out of Four Mile Cove, 1/2 mile away, there is tons of shopping and conveniences, restaurants, spas, fine dining, night clubs, fitness center, even bowling. A quick car ride you have to go visit possibly either Sanibel for shelling and shopping (1/2 hour drive) or Captiva Island a little farther away (1 hour drive) or sprawling Fort Myers Beach with the baby powder soft white sand (1/2 hour away). The Yacht Club and Marina is only 10 minutes away. Here is a small beach that has a fishing peer out to the river. It is a fun night out, possibly dinner at my favorite restaurant, Rumrunners. Sometimes they have live bands right outside to enjoy summer nights. Stroll the boardwalk to examine the luxurious boats and yachts as they wait parked ready to go back out sailing. Take the kids to visit and play all day at Sun Splash Water Park only minutes away. Golfers will not have to look far for a favorite place to play with many choices near by. Perhaps even take the Key West Express for a round trip boat ride down to Key West.

Wether you are looking for the ultimate rest and relaxation or more advantageous, a return visit may be in store for you each year. You have found just what you were looking for right here.

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Mike & Kim
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Mike & Kim

Mike and I live in the very rural area of NY in a custom built log home. We have been blessed with two boys that are turning into fine young men. Our oldest is a civil engineer at an established consulting firm and our other son is in his sophomore year of college studying to be an engineer as well. Both boys help us tremendously with responsibilities that we have for work and on our ranch. We are outside loving people and very active. Our place is a lot of work, but it is all worth it. It was our dream that we designed and built.

During the summer our life is quite hectic. We have beautiful land on the highest point in the County with a breathtaking view that you can see for miles and miles. Our home is also a beef ranch that keeps us quite busy. Also I am very involved with my two horses. I enjoy trail riding on the property through the woods with my quarter horse Chevy and my thouroughbred, Rambo, that I jump and show with. During the riding months I try to ride every day because it is something I had dreamed about as a child but did not have the opportunity to do until 14 years ago. So we work hard and play hard.

During the winter we snowmobile as much as we can. But winter can be very long and harsh and it is a luxury to have the opportunity to get away to sunny Florida.

Mike & Kim purchased this house in 2012

Why Mike & Kim chose Cape Coral

We have ventured in many places in Florida, however we have found Cape Coral just lovely. The coast is often windy, making it quite chilly. I fell in love with the mild Gulf side. Cape Coral is not the big tourist trap, which I appreciate. I want my quiet place to relax and unwind and forget all the busy activity and troubles. This place is perfect. However there are plenty of places close by for more activity and for the boys. Of course everyone loves the beach, and Fort Myers Beach is lovely with the powder sand and Sanibel is awesome as well for shelling and swimming in the calmest waters that are part of the ocean.

I fell in love with this house, we call “The Crib”. I thouroughly enjoyed redoing the interior design of the home, making it the perfect escape to the tropics. We just do not have the time to spend there yet, so we decided to share our home for others to enjoy when we just can’t. I think many will fall in love with our second home as well.

What makes this house unique

We had been searching for a few months for the right place in Cape Coral. The location in the quiet residential neighborhood is important to me. The huge over-sized corner lot is extravagant .

All this is great, however as soon as I walked into this house I knew it was everything we were looking for. I love the vaulted ceilings, the wall of mirrors and pocket shelving making the great room feel enormous. I love the open layout. Best of all are the pocket doors that open up and tuck away into the wall and the lanai and pool area are literally part of the living space. And THE VIEW! The intersecting large canals are RIGHT THERE! This is everything I was searching for.

There are many details of the quality home's design that just make it all perfect. I love the french doors that lead to the master suite. It makes it your personal private haven and I feel like a queen. I love the arched shelving space carved in the wall as you enter the master. I love every inch of the master - the two double sliding doors giving me my private entry to the lanai and incredible views of so much canal and the pool. I love all the closet space, of course every girl wants a walk-in closet that leads right to an enormous beautiful bathroom.

I love the split lay out design with the master suite on one side and the two other bedrooms on the other side of the huge central area. There is plenty of space for everyone to have privacy but the best part is the areas where every one can join together as a family or with friends.


Cape Coral House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Leave it as you found it. As Simple as it can get. Be respectful to me and others. Pick up after your pet. Do not burn my candles. Buy your own!
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , HUGE! Double sinks and also a make up vanity. Huge shower.
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Perfect for other 2 bedrooms to share. Direct Pool Access
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Chunky wooden bunks, double, single, sleeps 3
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Brand new pillow top queen mattresses and ultra soft bedding make these bedrooms mega comfortable for a good nights rest. The Master and the 2nd bedroom each have new HD TV's with cable as well. The murphy bed in bedroom 2 is wonderful for extra guests, can sleep additional 2 more people. The kids will love the wooden bunk beds to sleep 3 easily and enlarge their room for play space.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Joe & Mary

  • 5 of 5

As snowbirds getting away from the cold winters in the north we felt we had come to a tropical island when we entered this house. Palm trees along the canal beyond the pool on the lanai are a beautiful backdrop and we immediately began to relax. The house is beautifully decorated adding to that feeling. Everything we need is here and when we need to restock shopping is literally minutes away. The house is so conveniently located yet so peaceful and quiet. There are water toys for playing in the pool, bikes for exploring, and quiet streets for just taking a walk. Kim, the owner has been available and helpful for any questions and so has Tommy Lee. This is the 4th time we have rented a house in this area and it far surpasses the others. We are enjoying this time here and are planning to return next winter.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in a truly lovely-peaceful-clean home inside and out.... look no further! The pool and hot tub are wonderful! My favorite spot was down by the channel. I read a book( Kim has a wonderful selection to choose from) drank some wine, looked out over the water, and soaked up the sun! All the amenities you can think of were there- my girls loved the bikes... The location is quiet and perfectly close to shopping- restaurants...The beaches are a little drive but always awesome and well worth it!

Mike and Kim are THE REAL DEAL!!!!! They want your stay to be wonderful and will help you anyway they can! Our family trip was a true joy so book now!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelley, Thank you so much! I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed your holiday vacation and bringing in the 2018 New Year at my home! I love the boat dock as well, and have read many books right there myself while feeling the suns warmth and enjoying the relaxing views of the canals as you can take in three directions, one going on and on. It's awesome in the spring to see manatee families linger right at my canal side for days. I think they enjoy different currents as they collide here at the intersecting canals. Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach are a little bit of a drive, about 1/2 hour. We think it is worth it because it is much more private and quiet in comparison to being right at the beaches. Also less expensive! Mike and I do want our guests to be happy and more than satisfied with their stay. We want it to be perfect. We would love to invite you back anytime!
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Wonderful time in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in paradise! The house creates a unique "step inside, feel at home" feeling like no other house we had before. (warm and colorfully painted walls and wall decorations that fit into the overall feeling). Everything was perfectly organized and the house was spotless upon our arrival. The well planned master bedroom area is unique with a walk-in shower, large vanity area and walk-in closet as large as a regular room, naturally completely furnished with wall to wall racks for plenty of space. A king sized bed instead of the existing queen size would make things perfect!

Furnishings in the entire house are above standard for a rented property. The garage is well equipped with bicycles, fishing rods and swim toys.

Newly appointed property manager Charles is very competent and always in the immediate area to assure trouble shooting on short notice. He is a very "hands on" person who is able to fix technical problems himself without having to wait on other workman.

The owners quickly respond to any inquires we had, which is a sign that they care!

Overall we can highly recommend this property. We would glady come back ourselves but unfortunately the rates have been increased to the point where it exceeds our budget.

Kim and Mike thanks very much for a remarkable experience and we wish them all the best for the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your praise! I am so glad that you enjoyed my home and found it just the way I intended for guests to feel - warm, welcomed, and it IS a home, not just another vacation rental. I take great pride in my interior design and detail to each aspect of making this home MORE than what someone may expect. I would love to have you both back for another vacation, as we were discussing this being "your November home". It is unfortunate that my rates did need to be adjusted as much of my costs have increased. If you ever reconsider, I would love to have you back! Warmest wishes, Kim
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What an amazing home! everutjkng was just perfect! Would love to be back!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in, we were absolutely amazed. This home has everything a family could dream of. Private heated inground pool with an amazing hot tub. You get to control the warmth of both of them, which is such a treat. The owner is extremely responsive and super nice and helpful for anything that may arise. We would absolutely love to return to this wonderful home! They have all the linens and dishes that you can hope for, along with toys and bikes. They even have fishing poles where our children caught numerous fish while watching dolphins swim by in the amazing lagoon out back. What a wonderful treat! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just as listed, with no surprises. The house was ready for us on time.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well prepared for us when we arrived. Beds and furniture were in good condition and very comfortable. Lots of dishes for our use. The pool was a welcome activity after our drive to Florida from Canada. We would and most likely will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the Christmas holiday and brought in the New Year 2017 in our beautiful home! You are most definitely welcome back at any time. The Best, Kim
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time while vacationing in your beautiful home. Your home was very welcoming and very spacious. Beautifully decorated too. I just love all the furnishings, especially the bed in the master bedroom. It was so comfortable that I just had to see what brand mattress it was. It truly gave us a restful sleep without waking up with aches and pain. We went swimming everyday and got to see many different sites in close proximity to the home, e.g. Off Broadway play with dinner, restaurants and mystery dinner train, just to name a few. We would consider vacationing in your home again some time in the future. Thank you again for opening your home to us. Jean & Darren Tremmel, Brick, New Jersey

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jean, Thank you for such wonderful comments. It pleases me to know that my guests have enjoyed their stay and felt comfortable and at home. I take great pride in my decorations and furnishings, wanting to establish the warmth and relaxing atmosphere that we all long for. It sounds like you made the most out of your vacation, even participating in some things others might not think of! We would most certainly welcome you back to our home for future travels. Sincerely, Kim & Mike
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Nearest Airport
20.7 Miles
Fort Myers, Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nemo's Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nemo's Sport's Bar
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.0%

Domestic credit card 2.5%, International fee of 3.75% charges applied to security deposit.
Electricity: You are allowed $200/ month, or $50/week, then responsible after at &.12/ kilowatt hour after, this will be deducted from the security deposit. (The above mentioned allowances are very reasonable. It is high a/c and pool temp that would effect higher electricity usage.)

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date minus any fees that had been deducted from bank charges.. 15% surcharge Easter week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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