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Luxurious & spacious villa, sunny pool, lovely lake view, south Fort Myers

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6, near Sanibel, Captiva, Ft Myers Beach

Furnished to the highest standards, fully air-conditioned; beautifully carpeted and tiled throughout in cool shades; lovely pool overlooking lake; all rooms have ceiling fans; 3 separate living areas: 2 indoors (great room and the den), plus outdoor lanai by the pool; telephone with free local calls, DVD / CD player, 4 TVs; beach chairs, a cool box and ice packs, sun umbrella; hair-dryers.

Main living area: the great room, big and airy with luxurious seating; 2 eating areas, informal and formal. Den: comfortable sofa, its own TV/DVD combo, desk, printer and hi-speed internet (just bring your laptop).

Master bedroom: king size bed, TV, en-suite luxury bathroom including a large walk-in shower, walk-in closet /wardrobe, and quiet seating area. 2nd bedroom: queen double, TV. 3rd bedroom: twin. Each bedroom has large closet / wardrobe.

All bed linen and towels provided. Well appointed kitchen, every convenience for cooking. Separate laundry.

More Details

Rick & Sheila Crawley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Rick & Sheila Crawley

We're Brits living in England's beautiful Lake District, so unsurprisingly we like to vacation where the sun (nearly always) shines, and where we can indulge our interest in walking & wildlife whilst enjoying wonderful family vacations.

Rick & Sheila Crawley purchased this villa in 2004

Why Rick & Sheila Crawley chose Florida

We bought our home in Fort Myers after several happy family holidays staying in a number of homes along Florida's gulf coast, all of which were looked after by our current property manager. We love the area, and in particular its less developed / less commercial character compared to many stretches of the gulf coast. Our particular interest is the wildlife, of all kinds, and we are great walkers. Recently we've begun to explore the wilder side of Florida by kayak & on foot, & after a little initial trepidation (about what might be lurking in the undergrowth / water!) we're coming to love this too. In our opinion Ft Myers the best place on the Gulf Coast for the wide variety of things to do, both very locally & on day trips.

What makes this villa unique

We love the open plan living that our house embodies, the big open space that opens onto the outdoors, and the way the outdoor space becomes just another part of your living area. We never fail to eat outside whenever possible, and love to be outdoors in the evening, with the warm-weather sounds of the night all around - crickets, frogs, etc. We also love our own space and privacy - it's great not to have to worry about who's on the next table to you at dinner, or in the next room in a hotel. It's great to be close to the beach, but it's also really important to be close to lots of other things to do, so that the needs of all family members are satisfied - fishing, golf, boating, water sports, swimming, parks & playgrounds, nature, heritage & history, the movies, shopping, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Love your house! The pool is awesome, especially like the kitchen! Great location. We had a great time. Thank you, we will be back!

C&M H, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
Jun 2008
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Cypress Lake Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Shower is in a large walk-in cubicle, Hair-dryer provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower is over the bath. Hair-dryer provided
  • Bathroom 1 is in the Master suite, and is spacious and luxurious. with twin sinks, walk-in shower and bathtub. The second bathroom is shared by bedrooms 2 & 3, and is a full family bathroom with shower & bathtub. All towels (including for the pool) are supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Luxurious & spacious villa, sunny pool, lovely lake view, south Fort Myers
average rating of 4.882353 based on 59 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Clean, open floorplan. Home is functional and has everything you need! Near stores, shops, beach, fishing.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and perfect for 4 adults. House was clean and decorated very nicely, included all the amenities we needed (coolers, lawn chairs, etc). We were in Fort Myers for Gene Cusic collegiate baseball tournament and location was great. Easy access to main roads yet in a quiet gated community. Checkin was convenient for our schedule. Only disappointment is that house isn't available for our trip next year. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great villa and location, time and time again

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to this villa a few times because it meets all our needs. It is a lovely villa in a great location overlooking a private lake. The pool gets the sun all day and the site provides a lovely quiet atmosphere in which to relax. The site itself is a gated, secure community, but actually within what feels a very safe locality anyway. Unusual for the USA, the site is a short walk from an excellent supermarket, so you do not need to use the car every time you need to get some provisions. A great choice of beaches are within a short drive, at Fort Myers or Sanibel island. Restaurants are also only a short drive, as are Designer shopping outlets. On one rare occasion when there was a problem with the wifi, the level of support given by the local management group was very prompt and effective. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa for a relaxing and quiet stay, but also offering all the usual holiday attractions within a short distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Option

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a gated community, very clean, well stocked, and well managed. We would definitely stay here again. The only complaint we had was that the air conditioner was pre-programmed to specific temperatures. While it was comfortable for the most part, it would have been nice to have had the ability to tweak the temperature as needed as it was a bit cool during the day and slightly warm at night - nothing that would prevent us from going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this home!! It had a Wonderful heated pool, close to all amenities, Was In a Lovely gated community. Everything we expected, and more! Tasteful decor, yet could accommodate the young children in our party. The owners are very helpful, along with the property managers. Highly recommend it!! Our whole family felt right at home. We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa is situated in a quiet gated community. The home is clean and spacious. We absolutely loved and lived in the pool. Having the pool heated was wonderful and the shrubs around the pool provided privacy. The lake view was awesome. We were close to our favorite restaurants and the grocery store is walking distance away. This villa had everything we needed for our month stay. The owner was great to communicate with during the rental process. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
South West Florida Regional Airport (Fort Myrs)
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sunshine Seafood Cafe & Lounge
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Sanibel / Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended

Colonial Pointe is an exclusive, gated community of 72 single-family homes in South Fort Myers, surrounding a peaceful lake. Wide selection of local shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. Championship golf courses at every turn. Just 10 minutes from the glorious west coast islands of Sanibel and Captiva, and Fort Myers Beach. The Ford and Edsion winter homes are worth a visit. The wildlife is great - Lakes Park is just a short a cycle ride or a 5 minute drive from the house.

The local Publix (2 minutes by car) and Sweetbay (walking distance) are great grocery stores, with excellent fresh produce, sushi, fish, steaks, wine, etc.

If you're arriving late and tired, 7-11 (24 hour convenience store and gas / petrol) is literally just round the corner.

Walgreens and more are just round the corner. And for fashion, the huge Miromar Designer Outlets, Tanger Outlet Mall, Bell Tower Shops and other malls are all within a 15 minute drive.

Health club nearby.


Rates & Availability

Cypress Lake Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June to November 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
early December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year 2017/18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The 2 week period for Christmas & Easter are charged at the February / March rate for that year.
Electric pool heat is optional £75 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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