This is your dream vacation rental in Cape Coral. Located in the desirable South West in a quiet neighborhood close to Cape Harbour where fine shopping and dining is available.
Enjoy the beautiful sunsets - Western rear exposure - and the amazing view on the wide intersecting canal. The patio area boasts a vanishing edge pool (electric & solar heated) jacuzzi, two waterfalls and an outdoor kitchen with built-in electric grill. The pocket sliding glass doors bring the outdoors in!
Villa Portofino offers over 2800 sq ft of tastefully decorated living area, 3 bedrooms (king, queen, twins), 2.5 bathrooms plus separate 0.5 pool bathroom, formal living room with gas fire place, formal dining room, breakfast nook, family room with huge TV and Bose surround sound system.
You will find that this is truly a home away from home!
Villa Portofino : Villa Portofino offers over 2800 sq ft of tastefully decorated living area, 3 bedrooms (king, queen, twins), 2.5 bathrooms plus separate 0.5 pool bathroom, formal living room with gas fire place, formal dining room, breakfast nook, family room with huge TV and Bose surround sound system, fully equipped kitchen with large center island and granite counter tops, espresso coffee maker, to much extras to list. The spacious Master suite has a huge walk-in closet with ironing board and a wonderful master bathroom. Enjoy the carefully selected linens and towels throughout the home.
MP3 players in Master and Queen bedroom, TV & DVD player in every bedroom. Either a WII, Playstation 2 or Playstation 3 is available upon request for your kids. Intercom/Sound System in nearly every room - even the garage!
Pool/Patio: Western rear exposure - beautiful sunsets! Amazing view on the wide intersecting canal. The patio area boasts a vanishing edge pool (electric & solar heated), a jacuzzi, two waterfalls and an outdoor kitchen with built-in gas grill. The pocket sliding glass doors bring the outdoors in! Patio seating for 6, loungers for 6 and additional patio furniture for 4 at the boat dock. Outdoor intercom/sound system, half pool bathroom. High quality beach towels!
If you are into fishing you found the right place - the boat dock has fish lights! You'll be amazed how much fish you'll get to see.
Extras: The house is equipped with bikes (kids bikes upon request), and beach equipment (chairs, umbrella, cooler, toys, etc.).
A portable GPS SYSTEM and 2 KAYAKS are available at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
HighSpeed Internet, WI-FI, a PC and a printer/scanner/fax machine are included in the rental price.
We find Cape Coral to be a perfect place for a family vacation and a paradise for boaters. This was our primary reason to invest in a vacation rental and we are extremely confident that our guests will enjoy this house as much as we do.
2 KAYAKS & PORTABLE GPS FOR YOUR CAR INCLUDED IN RENT!
Villa Portofino purchased this villa in 2009
We have rented several homes in Florida and Villa Portofino by far was the best experience. The home is just as the pictures reflect. Upon our arrival the home was spotless. The owners Nadja & Friedrich met us shortly after our arrival and went over all the features of the home. The home had a great floor plan that worked well for 4 adults and two children. All ages benefited from the many entertainment options provided in the home (games, electronics, movies, books and toys) We rented a boat for a week and had use of the boat lift. Days where spent boating, lounging at the pool or sunning on the deck. The pool and hot tub are well maintained and cleaned weekly. This home provides space for everyone and every age... Villa Portofino is the best stocked home that we have rented to date ( it even had a Nespresso Machine ) Once you settle into the home it becomes very clear that this home is not furnished with the used/tired items, everything is newer and in working order. Nadja and Friedrich provided a great rental experience and their home provided a great vacation experience.... We would not hesitate to rent this home again.
We are just back from 10 days at the Villa Portofino and we would highly recommend this vacation home to anyone, without reservation. This was our first experience with a rental home and it has set the bar very high for future travels. I spent hours researching homes across Florida and this experience was positive in every regard. We definitely are going back to this home.
The home is simply beautiful and the outdoor space is absolutely incredible. You open a bank of patio doors to a great outdoor space that includes a dining table, outdoor kitchen, spa, and pool. Beyond that is the dock and canal. We had plans to eat out the odd night and chose not to. We preferred to cook a great meal on the outdoor grill and sit and enjoy the view into the late evening.
The pictures you are see are what you get. The home is extremely comfortable and everything you could imagine is there, be it bikes and helmets, fishing equip, spices for cooking, every cooking utensil you would ever need, comfortable beds, sofas, chairs, games galore, every TV channel and service imaginable including Netflicks. The internet is fast and never did we get disconnected. A full pc is on site, including a printer which we used for our boarding passes.
Our thanks to Nadja and her husband Fred, who answered all our emails promptly and who we met personally at the home. They both came over to ensure all our needs were taken care of. Two very nice people who genuinely want your vacation experience to be positive.
This was our first visit to this part of Florida and we loved it! Since we had never traveled to Cape Coral before, we relied quite a bit on Nadja's knowledge of the area. She was always so quick and thoughtful with her email replies that we came to trust her opinions and that Villa Portofino would be a perfect fit for us. My husband and myself--along with our daughter and son-in-law--were not disappointed! Villa Portofino is absolutely lovely!!!
My husband and I had the privacy of the master bedroom suite, while our daughter and her husband had their own privacy on the opposite side of the home. The kitchen was perfectly supplied and everything was very, very clean upon our arrival. Meticulous! The living area offered plenty of space for all of us and of course, the pool and spa were used every day. We became truly spoiled in our vacation villa!
Also, the area was very safe as we walked the neighborhoods each and every morning. The neighbors were very friendly and greeted us along our way. We even saw baby owls being nurtured in a vacant lot. A first for us!
The pictures of the home are wonderful but upon entering the villa, any concerns that we had were quickly erased. Everything was even better than we had hoped. You could not ask for better owners. They will be there over and above if you need any questions answered about the area or their villa.
There are many local restaurants that offer wonderful menus other than the regular franchise restaurants. We did not have a bad meal anywhere. Also, be sure to take in the restaurants, entertainment and shops at Cape Harbour as it is only 1 mile away!
We will return!
As we look forward to our next stay at Villa Portofino in 2015, I am reminded of how we came to find this wonderful home away from home. Friends used Homeaway to rent their home in NH and so we started looking on that site for FL homes to rent for the winter. We chanced upon Villa Portofino and a quick email from Nadja in answer to a question had me feeling that this was the place for us to spend the winter. Her friendly, but businesslike manner was exactly what I was looking for.
When we arrived at Villa Portofino, we expected a lovely home, based on the pictures we had seen. We did not expect it to feel so much like our own home in just a few days. The floor plan is well laid out and the decorating is understated. All the necessary tools to cook and run a house are at your fingertips (well, we did buy a couple of cheap champagne glasses with which to toast our first night there). We ate most of our meals on the patio by the pool, which made us forget the terrible winter everyone was having back home! The few guests that we had loved the house and the feeling of not being in our way because of how the house is laid out.
Though a few minor things needed to be repaired during our stay, Nadja and Friedrich were more than ready to make things right. They are a pleasure to deal with. They also made themselves available to answer questions about the house and the area, which we found very helpful because of their extensive knowledge of Cape Coral and Ft. Myers and beyond. The Ensenkecks seem more like gracious hosts than landlords.
though the neighborhood is a quiet one, there are restaurants and shopping nearby. Cape Coral is well laid out and there are many miles of walking and biking paths. and though there is plenty to do in the area for nightlife, we often felt a relaxing evening by the pool was just the thing!
We are very much looking forward to next winter at Villa Portifino and would recommend it highly as a wonderful and relaxing way to spend a vacation or longer stay.
A place to feel.
Very nice and clean in a great location with great service. Ideal for boat trips to the nearby beaches.
We are a family of 4 and this was our 3rd time visiting Florida. I have to say this vacation was best by far. The villa was luxurious, clean and had available every amenity you could want or need, the villa location was fantastic, set in a quiet street and only a mile from Cape Harbour. Out back the pool and spa were beautiful with a fantastic view on to the intersecting canal, there was also a lovely large lanai for out door shaded dining. My 2 girls made use of the Kayaks and bikes which were also provided.
I would like to thank Nadja for all her help from initial booking right through to departure she helped with money transfer advice and ensured everything ran smoothly. She always promptly replied to any queries I had on the run up to the vacation. During the vacation we had a minor problem with the water tap in one of the bathrooms and she had it fixed within a few hours.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and its location to anyone visiting south west Florida
Best wishes and thanks again.
Ian D & Family