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Available for summer rental!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 60 - 90 nights


About the property

This two bedroom, two bath home overlooking a lake is just the place for you.

Relax or stay as busy as you'd like in this gorgeous community with 2 of Florida's Top 25 golf courses (Nicklaus, Cupp designed), bike trails, tennis courts, fitness center, bar, and river restaurant. Located just east of I-75 in Fort Myers, there's also much to enjoy in the vicinity including beautiful sunsets at the beach and the nightlife of downtown Fort Myers located near the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. If you enjoy boating, there's a Marina across the street. You can do it all, or just soak up the sun at the beautiful resort style pool on the property.

More Details

Donna Chapman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Donna Chapman

We have lived in the Verandah since 2013 and recently purchased this rental home. We love it here and have been pleased to meet so many year-round and seasonal friends and neighbors. We think you will find our community to be very friendly and comfortable and will feel right at home here in the Verandah.

Donna Chapman purchased this house in 2016

Why Donna Chapman chose Buckingham Rural Preserve

The Verandah is a "green", gated community conveniently located along the meandering Orange River, just a few miles east of I-75 on S.R. 80. It offers 125 acres of wetlands, 1,000 acres of glorious open spaces, 8 miles of nature and fitness trails, and two 18-hole golf courses: Whispering Oaks was designed by Jack Niklaus and Old Orange designed by Bob Cupp. Whether you're looking to simple relax and enjoy the natural beauty, or pursue more active outdoor challenges like tennis or kayaking, you will love it here at the Verandah.

What makes this house unique

You won't have to leave the property to go shopping as the Verandah Plaza offers daily conveniences such as Publix, Walgreens, restaurants, salons, banks, doctors' offices and laundry, The historic downtown area called the River District is just 15 minutes away and offers monthly art walks and music walks, sidewalk cafes, gourmet restaurants, charming boutiques, and performing arts halls. Every February, the River District hosts Fort Myers Art Fest, drawing artist from around the country. If you're a baseball fan, The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins train here every Spring. For boaters, Sweetwater Landing, a public Marina with deepwater boat access is only minutes away. It can accommodate storage boats up to 100 feet and dry storage for craft up to 30 feet.


Buckingham Rural Preserve House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom has a king-sized bed with his and her closets. Second bedroom has a queen-sized bed and adjacent bathroom. Roll out queen sized bed for additional guests
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This home comes with a 'Club Membership' that is transferrable to tenants. This grants access to the clubhouse dining and bar, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, and kayaks. To upgrade to a 'Golf Membership' is approximately $1500/mo plus cart fees for the months of January-April. There is NO monthly upgrade fee for May-September. November and December tenants can play 4 rounds/mo.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Excellent place to stay...just as described...5 stars on everything

  • 5 of 5

The house was better than we expected. It came with everything you need for a long stay (kitchen utensils, TV’s, WiFI, bikes, towels, bedding etc etc). Beautiful view of the lake from the lanai (which has new furniture). Very quiet and nice neighbours. So much to do in the community between bike riding, kayaking, paddle boards, viewing the Manitees. You also have membership in the Club which allows you to use the extensive bar and dining facilities. You can bike to the grocery store, liquor, bank, Pizza etc without having to drive or go out of the community area. I highly recommend this property ....Donna and Tristan are great hosts.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 5 of 5

The rental was very nice. Will try to stay again. I was well received by the owners

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntley, Illinois, USA

Beautiful Verandah Home in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for the month of October 2016 and had a WONDERFUL time staying in Verandah! The house had everything we needed plus a beautiful lanai and there was a Community Pool and Workout Room nearby. We took hikes daily on the numerous walking trails. Only made it to the beach once, however, as we spent most.

of our time looking at models and eventually buying in Verandah!

This Community is like living in PARADISE........can't wait to move into our own home!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The Verandah is located just 2 miles east of I-75 on SR 80, also called Palm Beach Blvd. The Orange River flows along the property and kayaks are available for use in viewing birds, turtles, and manatees. The house itself has an oversized lanai overlooking a lake where catch and release fishing is allowed from your back yard.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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