|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The minute you walk into this custom home, you experience the architect’s objective of enjoying the magnificent water views. You can see Lake Ceitus just beyond the large swimming pool as you enter the front door because of the open floor plan and expansive windows. Every room's windows and doors are designed to maximize the spectacular lake views. The rear of the property, including the lanai and pool area, face south so you can be assured of receiving plenty of sunshine. Cape Coral typically receives 335 days of sunshine every year. At times dolphins and manatees can be observed swimming the area. There is about 4000 total covered square feet, 2300 with A/C, a large pool and a boat dock. You are less than 10 minutes to open water and great fishing or you can fish right from the dock.
Features: Villa Del Lago offers a split floor plan with a large master bedroom featuring a king size bed, sliding glass doors to the lanai and large windows with a pool and water view. There is a connected bathroom with a deep jetted jacuzi tub, dual pedestal sinks and a large shower that is handicap accessible. The other bathroom also has a deep tub, shower and pedestal sink. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and a large window with a killer view of the lake. The third bedroom has a queen bed. Wifi is available for your phone and computer. There is a 60 inch flat panel TV with cable HD programming and a DVD player. The kitchen has thick granite counters and is very well equipped with everything needed for a perfect vacation. The kitchen sink and counter face the great room and a large arched window so you can enjoy the view or watch TV while cooking. There is crown molding with vaulted ceilings and some chair rail. The floors consist of either hardwood, capet or tile. This property sits on a quarter acre, has a 2 car garage and is nicely landscaped.
Shopping and Dining: Pine Island is just 7 miles away where you can find some local restaurants boasting a variety of sea foods. The Tropicaya fruit stand/market sells fresh fruits, herbs, vegetables, newspapers, homemade mango preserves, ice cream and souvenirs and is only a 3 minute drive away. Try their homemade key lime pie!
Cape Coral: Cape Coral is located in Southwest Florida and is well situated for visiting nearby Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Naples, and only a couple of hours to Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Cape Coral is served by Southwest International Airport (RSW) which is about 30 minutes away. I find it is usually cheaper to fly into Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and make the drive across the everglades on alligator alley. Cape Coral is called “America’s Venice” for good reason. It's paradise for boating enthusiasts with over 400 miles of canals and access to the Gulf of Mexico. Take the boat to the some of the world's most beautiful beaches like Bonita Beach, Captiva Island, Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, where you can enjoy the sun and watch wild dolphins play.
Recreation: The boat dock can be used by renters to park a rental boat.
Joe Stonis Park is 1 mile away from Villa Del Lago. The park features a fitness trail, lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, two playgrounds and a one-acre lake.
Jim Jeffers Park is 1.5 miles from Villa Del Lago. Amenities Include: A mega structure playground, soccer and softball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, a 3-acre lake, walking paths.
Kayaks and canoes can be rented from Gulf Coast Kayaks in Matlacha, 3 miles away. They offer daily tours of the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve, a Sunset Birding Tour or a romantic Moonlight Matlacha kayak cruise when there is a full moon.
Beaches: There are beautiful beaches in the Cape Coral area. Cape Coral Beach is a small charming beach that is only 20 minutes from the house. There is Fort Myers Beach that is many miles long, has shops and restaurants and is the full beach experience. It is about 45 minutes away. If you prefer unspoiled beaches, take the ferry to Cayo Costa State Park Island and you will have miles of beach all to yourself. We provide beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler.
Things to see and do: Sun Splash Family Water Park is located in Cape Coral and is open from mid-March to late September (15 minute drive). There is also the Shell Factory (15 minute drive) which houses a zoo with alligators, etc. as well as amusements such as bumper boats. Ding Darling wildlife refuge on Sanibel Island is also a wonderful outing. The Edison Ford Museum in Fort Myers offers a glimpse into the lives of two amazing individuals.
My name is Todd and I have lived in Denver, Colorado my entire life. I have worked for Denver Fire Department for nearly 33 years now. I have a few years left till I retire at which time I hope to escape our cold winters and live in this beautiful home. Until then, I want to open my home with it's gorgeous views for others to enjoy.
Todd purchased this house in 2012
I looked at a lot of homes in the Cape Coral area but when I walked into the Villa Del Lago, I immediately fell in love with the views and the fact that you can experience them from almost every room. Also, close proximity to the open water was a must. So many homes have a narrow canal and very few are actually on one of the lakes that lead to the Gulf. There are a lot of beautiful homes in Cape Coral but very few have these kind of views. You can update a home but you can't change the view. The previous owners sold me on this home by just sitting in the great room and watching the fish jump in the lake through the expansive windows. I could picture myself doing that while relaxing with a book or my laptop.
This area of Cape Coral is newer and more secluded than other areas, yet close enough to shopping and restaurants. You can climb in one of the supplied kayaks and cruise around the lake or go to one of the close wildlife preserve area just a few minutes away.
This home is fantastic, clean, beautiful furnishings, everything you would need in the way of kitchen, bedding, even good books to read! TV and Internet worked without a hitch and we enjoyed having two bedrooms with televisions plus the family room. We spent most of our time in the pool or on the lanai watching the manatee and enjoying the fantastic 75-80 degree weather. We had no problems at all and dealing with the owner was like making a new friend a kind and caring person. I hope to return soon.
I recently vacationed in this beautiful home for a week, along with 3 girlfriends, and we all absolutely loved our stay there! The home is very comfortable, 3 bedrooms (including a large master suite with pool and patio access), 2 baths, a/c, a large great room (with big screen tv) and open kitchen, in a nice and quiet neighborhood, with lots of windows and stunning water views from all of the rooms. I don't think the photos did justice to just how nice and spacious this gorgeous home really is! Our favorite space was the large, private, screened-in pool and patio area--which is where we spent most of our time gazing at the canal water view, boat dock (complete with tiki hut), and we saw fish and an occasional manatee emerge in the water! There was a kayak and paddle boards available for our use, but we were content to lie on our lounge chairs by the pool. The property was very clean, well maintained, updated and decorated very nicely...nice big laundry room available to us, and the kitchen was huge with everything you could possibly need during your stay there. Grocery stores, restaurants, shopping all close by, with easy access. The Ft. Myers Airport (we flew into) was only about 30 minutes away as well, and many beaches and harbor areas were nearby. This property is the perfect location for your Florida vacation. My friends and I can't wait to come back here again...and we plan to make it an annual event!
Oh my! I was so pleasantly taken back by the true beauty of this place! From the moment you walk into the home...you feel the welcoming invitation that you are there to relax, rejuvenate, and ENJOY! When I entered the spacious and well-equipped kitchen; I could see from both sides of the great room windows... the show-stopping views of the pool and waterfront tiki hut....I knew I was right were I needed to be...in a "Slice of Paradise"! A real retreat! I didn't want to leave. Outstanding in cleanliness and provisions. I did the trip with 4 of us girlfriends. So fun enjoying our morning coffee @ the waterfront tiki bar, LOVED the full size pool with comfy lawnchairs and table with chairs by poolside to enjoy meals outdoors too. The big screen television in the great room was perfect for our "movie nights!" Not to mention that the bedrooms also include their own comfy beds/bedding with television viewing also available. This retreat home was in a lovely, friendly community that made it nice to enjoy our morning walks too. I had a FABULOUS time and will be returning to this "Slice of Paradise" with family and friends AGAIN and AGAIN! I HIGHLY recommend this vacation home to couples, families, friends, retirees, celebrations....anything that will allow one to ENJOY LIFE! With much gratitude...I so appreciated my time Todd!
Such a wonderfully spacious home with beautiful views of the waterway right out the living and kitchen floor to ceiling windows. The pool was very well maintained and covered with a mesh cover to keep the bug population under control. It was so wonderful to be able to take my coffee and sit by the pool in the morning and just enjoy the calm waterway that is just a few steps from the back of the house. Wonderful Master bedroom with separate soaker tub and shower. We have made many trips to Florida and being able to relax in this fabulous home, added to the pleasure of our vacation. It did not disappoint!! We will most definitely return to enjoy this beautiful spacious home!! Thank you ...
What a beautiful house with beautiful surroundings. The first evening we were there, we met some of the neighbors, who were very nice. We entered through the garage and walked past the laundry room and kitchen into the great room and were totally amazed at the view right out the window, looking down across the beautifully landscaped lawn, across the dock, and seeing the canal. The house is located on a very wide section in the canal and the view is awsome. Also, looking to the left, through the sliding glass doors was the screened in pool area, lounge chairs, and a barbeque grill tucked away in the cornor. Just off of the family room is a bedroom, which my wife and I decided to stay in, because it also had a beautiful view of the water. (The bed was very comfortable and we slept great.) After checking out the pool area, we checked out the rest of the house, and realized that there was another "wing" on the house, where the spacious master bedroom, complete with a jacuzzi tub and seperate shower was located. The master bedroom looks out over the pool area and to the canal as well. We had some friends coming to join us later in the week, and decided to allow them to stay in the master bedroom.
The living room we crossed was very nicel, with hardwood floors and also a dining area. It too, had a splended view. We almost felt bad that we didn't spend much time in the living room, but we ended up spending most of our time in the great room as we so enjoyed the view and it's comfort, and being right off the kitchen. A few of the nights we ran to Redbox (just a minute or two down the street) and rented a DVD movie and watched it on the 60" flat screen TV.
The first evening we were there, it did rain, but I had to go check out the pool. The screened in pool area was magnificant, as it kept the insects out. The pool was extremely clean and the water was very comfortable. I enjoyed swimming many times during our stay.
Because of it's great location, we spent a lot of our time out and about, checking out the area and attractions. The manager was kind enough to give us some resturant recommendations that were excellent. We always enjoyed coming back to the house, parking in the garage (to keep the sun off our vehicle) and walking into the comfort of the air conditoned house. It was also great having WiFi to keep up with email and research attractions. The house was well supplied and clean. I would definitely recommend staying here!
We stayed at this 3BR, 2 Bath-room house with 4 adults and one toddler. Everything about the house is fantastic.
Large Master-Suite and two adequately sized additional bedrooms that share another large bathroom (jacuzzi tub and separate shower). The Master takes up an entire wing of the house and has a large patio door/window right onto the pool deck, with great open water views. One of the other bedroom has a beautiful view of the canal/lake and dock.
The house features a large living room with open kitchen, right by the pool with fantastic open water views. Large sliding doors create a very open feeling.
Walking into the house, one is taken away by the direct view of the pool and the canal/lake. There is also a brand new pull-out couch and a nice separate dining-room.
A big laundry room and the garage round off this perfect Cape Coral get-away.
The pool is just the right size and surrounded by the "netting" to keep bugs away, ample amount of deck chairs and lounge-chairs as well as gas BBQ grill allow for most of the day to be spent outside.
The location of the house is excellent, there is a large Publix grocery store about a mile away, with close proximity to a nice public park/playground and just a few minutes drive to Pine Island for fresh caught fish...
The nicest feature about the house's location is that it is on a widening canal, almost creating a lake-like feeling, with open water views. The provided paddle-boards and kayak allow for hours of fun on the water. It is just about 1/2 a mile on the water to a beautiful mangrove forest with plenty of wild-life to be seen.
I would definitely return with my family.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
Price is for up to 6 guests. Extra guest per night $20
Cleaning fee for interior $150
Clean Barbeque Grill $25 (If used and not cleaned)
Please see www.alpineram.com for pictures and more info on this property or to get an application.
If you have any questions, call Todd at 720-308-7634
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.