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Luxury Villa - Salt Water Heated Pool & Spa on Gulf Access Canal

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Ideal for Large Families where 4 bedrooms and 3 baths are desired

Our large Luxury vacation home is very close to many beaches, golf courses, shopping and some of the best dining. This vacation villa is an entertainment destination with a south facing sun drenched pool deck complete with billiards table and a volleyball net for the pool. The house configuration has an ideal layout where 3 of the bedrooms and bathrooms are in their own wing of the house. Our 2300 sq ft holiday home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms decorated in Key West and Tropical colors for a soothing holiday atmosphere.

What will strike you immediately as you walk in, is the pool vista from almost every room starting from the front door, to the kitchen, dining room and master bedroom. The South facing pool deck streams sunshine into the house continuously accentuating your holiday feel, and calls you to come out to the pool.

What makes this home a hit with our guests is the close proximity to amenities like Del Prado Blvd where all the stores are within 5 minute drive but far enough away from the boulevard where the only sounds you will hear in the morning are the Florida tropical bird calls from your morning bed.

The following are some features of the Vacation Villa:

- LED HDTV in the Living room 40", King Master Bedroom 32", in King Guest bedroom 32"

- Over 100 Hollywood release Movies to watch free from the living room

- Billiards Tables and Table Tennis may be played in the Lanai

- Salt water swimming pool - great for kids or adults sensitive to chemicals

- Electric heated pool - faster and more effective than solar in colder temps

- A large eat-in kitchen (up to 8)

- Ample counter space with counter task lighting and room for multiple chefs

- A separate formal dining area (for 6) to separate kids from adults if desired

- DIRECTV Channel Lineup that includes most Sports, News, Specialty, Children channels

- Netflix and streaming Movies

- Adult bicycles, Beach Supplies, Cooler, Pails

- Baby Crib or toddler bed available, upon request

- Location is within 10 minutes drive to Groceries, Dining, Shopping, Boat rentals

- Boat Dock to watch boats or fish go by

We are located in the Yachting Community of Cape Coral which has 400 miles over Canals, that's more than Venice Italy! We sit directly on the canal so you can enjoy watching the Dolphins, Manatees and Stingrays swimming along.

Our reviews speak for themselves. As proud vacation home owners, because we always dreamed of having one, we want to make our guests feel the same magic we felt when we spend time there in South West Florida.

If boating is your passion, then you will truly enjoying watching the Yachts on their way to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you lounge by your private Heated Pool complete with a mini hot tub for two or just sit on the dock and the sunsets.

The home is conveniently located near Cape Coral Beach and is about 10 mins drive to Downtown Fort Myers. Visit the Ford and Edison Estates if you like taking in some history or take in some local seafood at Joe Crabshack.

The location is ideal for the ladies in the group because it is only 25 minutes drive to Fort Myers Beach or 30 minutes to Estero for shopping at outlet malls like Coconut Point Mall or Miromar Outlets or Tanger Outlet on your way to Sanibel Island on Summerlin Road.

For the guys, there are plenty of public Golf Courses around Cape Coral and Fort Myers to choose from like Eastwood (3.7 / 5.0) , Riverbend Golf Course (4.0 / 5.0), or Golf at Magnolia Landing (4.2 / 5.0), Eagle Ridge (3.6 / 5.0).

For those rich in taste, visit Downtown Naples and walk along 5th Avenue for some high end shops. Our advice is to go there for the view, or perhaps a coffee / glass of wine, but get your bargains at Tanger or Miromar Outlets.

More Details

Owner
Michael Geraats
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Michael Geraats

Catherine and Michael are first generation Canadians with parents from Germany, The Netherlands and Scotland. We love Florida, especially SW (South West) and particularly Cape Coral. The people are friendly, the beaches are clean and the weather is almost always sunny. We enjoy being hosts to our North American and European guests seeking a break from cold winters and in search of sun and fun.

Michael Geraats purchased this villa in 2011

Why Michael Geraats chose Cape Coral

This property is located on a quiet street yet close enough to the main area of shopping on Del Prado Boulevard. You are only minutes away by car to take one of 2 bridges over to Fort Myers to explore Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel Island.

Shopping outlets are nearby at Tanger Outlets or Miramar Outlets in Estero.

Local Golf courses are very inexpensive with golf carts included.

What makes this villa unique

The Southern facing backyard takes full advantage of the Florida sun which averages 266 days per year. It has a bright pool deck with pocket sliding glass doors that disappear behind the walls that really opens up the home to the outside.

Also a huge Kitchen made us fall in love with this home as we normally like Eat-in kitchens where family discussions brings everyone together, as a break from their iPhones and iPads (well maybe not always ;-).

Map

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
Tarpon Point Marina
Iguana Mia
"5 Stars for Mexican food. Monday nights have $0.99 cent Margaritas."
Cape Coral Yacht & Racquet
"Great place to take in large open water views of the Calasoohatchee River or grab some food ..."
Lobster Lady Seafood Market & Bistro
"Best little dang place in the Cape for Lobster or seafood. "
Ford's Garage
"Best Burger and a Beer joint in the Cape !"
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Fort Myers International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Dog Bar & Grille - dogs allowed on Patio
Nearest Ferry
12.2 Miles
KeyWest Express Ferry to KeyWest
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Palmetto Pine Country Club
Nearest Motorway
11.5 Miles
I-75 Interstate Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3.1 Miles
Ariani - Fine Italian
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Cape Coral Yacht Club
Car: recommended

Cape Coral was founded in 1957. Real estate developers Leonard and Jack Rosen purchased a 103-square-mile (270 km2) tract known as Redfish Point for $678,000 in that year and, in 1958, began development of the city as a master-planned, pre-planned community.

The Gulf American Corporation (GAC) was formed to develop the area. Canals were dug, streets paved, houses and businesses built. Cape Coral was promoted like no other Florida development. Celebrities were brought in to tout the benefits of 'the Cape', as it is known locally. The first building was the Rosens' company headquarters, at the corner of Coronado and Cape Coral Parkway. Cape Coral's first permanent resident was Kenny Schwartz, the Rosens' general manager. Cape Coral's first four homes were completed in May 1958, on Riverside and Flamingo Drives. Gulf American operated a fleet of five Cessna 172 aircraft to show prospective buyers the development, flying 108,000 passengers in a single year.

Development continued through the early 1960s, mostly on Redfish Point, south of Cape Coral Parkway. By 1963, the population was 2,850; 1,300 buildings had been finished or were under construction; 80 mi (130 km) of road had been built, and 160 mi (260 km) of canals had been dug. The public yacht club, a golf course, medical clinic and shopping center were up and running. A major addition for Cape Coral was the construction of the 3,400 feet (1,000 m) long Cape Coral Bridge across the Caloosahatchee River, which opened in early 1964. Before the bridge, a trip to Fort Myers was more than 20 mi (32 km) via Del Prado Boulevard and over the Edison Bridge to cross the river.

There was a lot of hype, promotion and advertising. Celebrities like Bob Hope, Anita Bryant, and Hugh Downs were brought in. A movie with Phyllis Diller, The Fat Spy (1966), was filmed in Cape Coral and so were episodes of the TV show Route 66.

The city incorporated in August 1970, and its population continued to grow rapidly until the real estate slowdown that gripped the region beginning in 2008.

In its early years, Cape Coral was known as a community with many retired residents. This changed with a population and construction boom in the 1990s, which brought in younger families and professionals. Twenty percent of the population is seasonal residents. Nowadays, the city has a wide variety of businesses, retail shops and restaurants on its major arteries: Cape Coral Parkway, Del Prado Boulevard, Santa Barbara Boulevard and Pine Island Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 120 square miles, 110 square miles of it is land and 10 square miles of it (9%) is water. Cape Coral is a large peninsula and is bordered in the south and east by the Caloosahatchee River and in the west by Matlacha Pass. The city of Fort Myers lies across the Caloosahatchee River to the east, and Matlacha and Pine Island lie across Matlacha Pass to the west. Matlacha Pass is home to Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge and the state's Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve.

Canals

Cape Coral Florida has over 400 miles of canals, more than any other city in the world. Most of the canals are navigable and some have access to the Gulf of Mexico. Cape Coral's canal system is so extensive that local ecology and tides have been affected.

Amenities

Cape Coral Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double sinks and oversized walk-in shower.
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Shared between Guest Bedroom 1 and 2.
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Direct access from pool deck.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Located on opposite side of house from Master Bedroom.
    Master - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    King Guest Bedroom - 1 king , Also located on opposite side of house from Master Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury Villa - Salt Water Heated Pool & Spa on Gulf Access Canal
average rating of 4.794872 based on 39 reviews
5

AMAZING Family Easter Vacation 2017

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for 11 days around Easter. To be honest, I really don't even know where to start. There were 8 for most of the trip and then dropped to 7. I have to tell you the house is laid out so great we never felt crowded. The pictures really don't do this villa justice. We had no problem cooking for 2 families and the pool and spa were a daily delight. I have older kids, the pool table was used constantly along with the dart board. As parents we could actually have a relaxing vacation because everything you needed was at your finger tips. My son (18) spent most of his time by the canal hoping to catch the "big one". He caught several cat fish and I had the pleasure of seeing 2 dolphins swim one late afternoon while I was by the pool. The fish in the morning are very active and yes they do jump like the owner mentioned. It was jaw dropping. Waking up and brewing coffee and sitting outside in the morning (alone) was my cherished time. Actually I could of used 11 more days. I'll summarize some things that are there to help travelers.

1. Everything you need for the beach. There is a cooler, chairs enough for 7. One of the chairs was broken prior to us arriving. Beach toys if you have smaller children. Beach towels are there in every bedroom for you to use as well.

2. Pack extra towels for daily use. There are (2) large towels per bathroom but if you are filling up all the bedrooms you will constantly be doing laundry.

3. Everything you need in the kitchen. There are basic spices and salt and pepper. Baking pans, skillets, pots etc.

4. Pack and/or buy pool floats. I left 2 there for people to use, however next time I will bring a little better one with me. There is a volleyball already there and pool volleyball was a nightly hit.

5. Very quiet area, you sometimes forget there are people around you. I cherished that. It was nice and relaxing. You won't be disappointed at all.

For the people prior who made comments on the labels and/or property manager, I though Heidi was easy and flexible. She met with my husband for like 45 minutes while I food shopped. Went over using the pool etc. If you don't think you need those instructions your crazy. The labels to me helped. After doing daily dishes you knew where everything went. I had no problem with either and if that's what bothers you then your missing a great home. Will book again 2018. Michael when can I expect my refund deposit? Thanks Anita

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Anita for such a wonderful review. I'm so happy you addressed a previous guest review complaining about everything being labelled. That was the brain child of my wife who could see in advance of its benefits for cleaning staff, guests in a new home not knowing where to place things and such. Leave it to the Woman who knows best ! By the way, your deposit is automatically returned by VRBO after 7 days, so it is on auto-pilot. Michael
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Minneapolis, MN
5

great property! pool and plenty of room to get comfortable

  • 5 of 5

great property, very clean and modern; plenty of room to get comfortable, including pool table and swimming pool; all around great stay

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you William for your review. So happy we were able to accommodate your group very close to your arrival date, as we were figuring out the communications between us :-) You are welcome back anytime! Michael
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5

Relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Large house with plenty of space to spread out. Bedrooms are in different wings which helps! Everything you need & labeling throughout of the light switches, cupboard contents, W/D instructions were very helpful! Netflix didn't work & was only in the master bedroom, not living room where it should be for family time.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anita for your review. Netflix probably needs a reset back into my account. It has done this once before last year. Some guests try to log into their own Netflix account to get their own programming, which is fine. However it means our login needs to be re-established. I like your idea of moving the NetFlix to the living room for Family viewing and enjoyment. Thank you for your great feedback. Thanks, Michael
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5

Lovely villa!

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived back from a fabulous 2 week holiday at this wonderful home! Had everything we could possibly need😁. Small issue with the air conditioning was fixed for us next morning, excellent service. Lovely quiet neighbourhood, position was great next to the canal. We loved the pool and the pool table was a definite bonus, lots of late night games! We (2 adults and 2 teenagers) would highly recommend 😊

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nichola for a wonderful review. Our A/C maintenance company is very good and very response. Thanks for your stay. Michael
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Wakefield, RI
5

Great time!! Will stay here again if we get the chance

  • 5 of 5

We were here for only 5 nights and it was great. Michael (the owner) and Heidi (property management) were in contact with us from the very beginning to the end of our stay. Michael provided great information about the house and the area. We found many new places to eat during this stay. I would highly recommend this property for a family stay. Plenty of recreational equipment and the pool was great.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you James for your review. We would welcome your return anytime. Warm regards, Michael and Catherine
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5

phenomenal

  • 5 of 5

I will never stay in a hotel again if a private home is available! This home was everything and more. The home is private, spotless, nice neighbors. close enough to all the beaches. walking distance to food . I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Property manager very helpful. she met us at the home on arrival. This would be excellent choice for a family, or couples. only thing I didn't expect was a usage cap on electricity, otherwise NOTHING negative to say....WE WERE VERY SAD TO LEAVE!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay in April. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your time with us and hope to have you return again someday. Cheers :-) Michael
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.