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Relaxed home in southern exposure and at water intersection

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful waterview Villa at a wide canal intersection with lots of extras

The Villa Joya is located on a particularly wide CANAL INTERSECTION in one of the most beautiful streets IN THE SOUTHWEST, not far from Cape Harbour and Rumrunners, in the middle of well-kept houses and blooming gardens in a comfortable neighbourhood. Because the property FACES THE SOUTH, you can enjoy the sun whenever you want. Our pool was equipped with new, energy-saving ELECTRIC HEATING and is treated with SALT instead of chlorine. So the water is extremely soft and wonderful for the skin. Our covered lounge area in the patio has two daybeds in addition to a dining space. Furthermore, there are four comfortable sun loungers by the pool.

Inside, everything is light and friendly. We selected modern furniture and placed the greatest value on comfort. Instead of a second indoor dining space (formal dining), we created a spacious lounge corner with two cosy loungers for reading, chilling and listening to music. The style of our house is very fresh and clear, there are no carpets, but rather simply tiles. Thus, the house is not only particularly hygienic and easy to take care of, but rather it is also suitable for those suffering from allergies. The atmosphere is that of a luxury beach house in which summer lives year-round...

Our house is a NON-SMOKING HOUSE!

Our four meter by four meter BOAT DOCK offers enough space for a sundowner on the water and of course for a boat!

Furthermore, there are a male, a female and a childrens bycilces available and two kayaks to explore the canals.

Particularly on holiday, a good sleep is important and that is why we purchased the highest quality mattresses in all three bedrooms. We and our previous guests were thrilled. (See also the reviews) pillows and mattresses are protected through hygienic covers, which are cleaned after every tenant change.

Towels and beach towels are available in an adequate number - everything is colour coordinated to the many comfortable loungers and the daybeds with their soft pillows. Furthermore, the large outdoor dining table is here with six chairs made of eucalyptus wood, which are also equipped with pillows. Our Weber gas grill will surely make it difficult to decide if you want to 'go out or grill at home'. Normally we decide for the latter, , because the steaks in America are a class of their own. Furthermore, there is nothing better than swimming a few rounds in the pool after a comfortable meal and before going to sleep...

And everything you need is in the kitchen if you like to cook during your holiday! Food in the USA is not only inexpensive, but rather also of a wonderful quality. We would be happy to tell you our favourite for fresh fish and shellfish. However, you will never want fish in Germany again after this experience.

Since we like to go on holiday in our house or in southwest Florida, we can give you lots of tips and ideas. We would be happy to share our excitement with you for the country, people and animals. Whenever you have questions, regardless of if before or during your holiday: You can contact us at any time.

Our house is located in the popular zip code zone 33914, in southwest Cape Coral. There are the most beautiful houses in this wealthy district. Our neighbourhood is really nice and helpful.

Our German-speaking house management will welcome you on arrival and show you everything in the house. And during your stay, he will be available to answer all of your questions and requests.

More Details

Petra Albrecht
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Petra Albrecht

We are a couple without children living in Düsseldorf. And when we were in Florida and Cape Coral for the first time in December of 2011, we felt so immediatly in love with the country, people and climate, that we thought about buying our own house in CC. First it was just a (rather crazy) dream and we did not think that it would actually be a reality. After a few sleepless nights and a lot of calculating, we finally did it. And we are very happy about this...

Petra Albrecht purchased this villa in 2012

Why Petra Albrecht chose Pelican

We looked at a lot of houses and were close to giving it all up. Because either the house did not have a south-facing terrace or the canal was too small or it was not in the right location, etc.! But once our real estate agent Nadja, now a good friend, opened the door to this house, we looked at each other and said: this is it!!!! Our guests also regularly tell us that the house somehow 'welcomes' you immediately. And at latest when we saw the canal intersection and the jumping fish, it convinced us. The happiness about this, so the Joy, gave our house its future name on the same day with a glass of wine. Villa JOYA.

What makes this villa unique

As you surely have already seen, the selection in Cape Coral is so big that it is nearly overwhelming And this is what it was like for us when we looked to buy a house. But upon looking closer, as already described, the location, orientation and the view of a lot of water made it easier to make a decision.

We designed the furnishing and colours as we often would have liked to have in holiday homes: reduced to what is most important, but still very homey and impressive. With its own style and a lot of Florida, but still without kitsch and heavy furniture. We would like to give our guests the feeling that they can spread out their personal belongings and not have to push a lot of stuff aside first. You can also feel at home from the first moment on.

And since we are also there on a regular basis, we always make sure that everything looks nice and well taken care of. Tiled floors everywhere and altogether easy to maintain furnishing make it easy for our cleaning lady.


Pelican Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , large master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pool bathroom
  • Of course BOTH bathrooms have a hair dryer. The pool bathroom has direct access to the terrace so you do not have to go through the house. Towels are available, both for the bathrooms and the pool as well as for the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , From Mai 2016 Kingsize!
    - 1 queen
  • All beds have particularly high-quality cold foam mattresses (similar to Tempur) and are very friendly to the back. The mattresses have washable covers, which are cleaned after each guest.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We purchased a Nespresso machine for those who love espresso. Unfortunately, the capsules are (still) not very easy to find in the USA. We recommend bringing some from Germany. It is really worth it. We have a 'real' espresso machine at home and must say that the Nespresso makes wonderful espresso. Of course, however, there is also a very classic coffee machine for filter coffee. You will find everything you need in the kitchen. If something should be missing, just tell us. We will make sure that you get what you need. And finally, we have one request: The Villa Joya is a NON SMOKING HOUSE! We politely ask you to obey!


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Relaxed home in southern exposure and at water intersection
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Guyhirn Cambridgeshire

Peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our month long stay but now it has come to an end to quick. We enjoy The Cape Coral area and that's we like living a piece of it. The villa had everything we could ask for a rental and it was nice that somebody was at hand should we need to call. The villa is set in a quiet neighbourhood with great views overlooking the canal. It's nice to find a rental that is looked after and well maintained.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Hampshire

The Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about Villa Joya! The house was beautiful, exactly as pictured! The furniture was lovely, beds were very, very comfortable and the place was immaculately clean!! It had absolutely everything we needed or wanted! The kitchen was stocked with plenty of pots, pans and utensils & all the appliances were nice and new and clean! There were plenty of beach and bath towels, as well as pool toys and floats! They even provided fishing gear, 2 coolers and 4 beach chairs. The owners thought of every detail! We didn't want to leave! We spend most of our days kayaking down the canal or lounging by the gorgeous heated salt-water pool! A perfect and relaxing vacation spot. I would recommend Villa Joya to anyone and I'd go back in a heartbeat! Thanks to Petra for answering all our questions and being a wonderful host! We are very much looking forward to our next stay at Villa Joya!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent top class home

  • 5 of 5

Cannot speak highly enough of this property, the owners, and the agents, the home has been upgraded and maintained to the highest stand. We have stayed many times in Cape Coral over the past 5 years and this is the best property we have been too. Will stay again in the future.

Joe and Kathy

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe and Kathy, thank you so much. We would be very happy, to host you again. It was a very nice conversation we had and we wish you all the best!
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Villa Joya. There were four of us and it was very comfortable and well equipped. It is very spacious, particularly the pool and ourside living area and such a lovely outlook that we hardly sat inside at all. Lovely to watch the sunset and enjoy a barbecue and a glass of wine by the pool. The owners were always helpful in providing comprehensive information about the villa and always very prompt in responding to emails. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot!! We are so glad, that you enjoyed your holidays in Villa Joya. And if you would visit us again, it would be very nice. See you soon;-))))
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  • 5 of 5

If I created my own vacation place it would be exactly like this: spacious, full of light, tons of towels...absolutely everything you can wish for. We loved the cozy outdoor area and the saltwater pool! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure for us, to have you in our house at the very first guests. It was such a nice contact. And you will always be welcome!!
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Der Aufenthalt war einfach spitze. Wunderschöne Unterkunft. Top Ausstattung.

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und stilvoll eingerichtet. Sehr ruhig gelegen, wobei die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten mit dem Rad oder Auto schnell erreichbar sind. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet. Betten mit sehr guten Matratzen. Würden immer wieder in dieser tollen Villa Urlaub machen. Bei der Buchung und der Kontakt zu dem Vermieter klappte alles wunderbar. Danke auch an Sven von der Hausverwaltung für die tolle Betreuung. Es genügte ein Anruf und er war am gleichen Tag da um kleine technische Probleme zu beheben. Alles einfach toll.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir bedanken uns ganz herzlich für das tolle Feedback und geben es natürlich auch an Sven von sundreamservices weiter! Das freut uns sehr!!!
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Palmetto Pine
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Cape Coral Beach
Car: recommended

Our Villa Joya with a wonderful view of the canal intersection is located in the beautiful southwest of Cape Coral. Cape Coral, the Venice of America, is crossed with canals with a total length of 600 kilometres in which fish and turtles play, water birds of all types and even a few manatees come by! From Cape Coral, you can reach all of the tourist highlights of the southwest. There is no better home base for a great Florida holiday. Because in CC it is quiet and above all safe. Cape Coral has the lowest crime rate in comparable cities in all of the USA.

The possibilities to do something are infinite. Through its location, Cape Coral is the perfect starting base for discovering the southwest of Florida. From the Keys to Sarasota, from Miami to Orlando and do not forget the Everglades and the dream islands of Sanibel and Captiva - everything can be reached easily from here. The climate provides for fantastic vegetation and if you love nature, you will love it here.

The most beautiful beaches of the USA are found in southwest Florida. And - nowhere else will find so many beautiful seashells. In particularly on the islands, above all on Sanibel. There is even a seashell museum!

But Cape Coral is also a paradise for golfers. From here you can reach many beautiful golf courses - so many that even several holidays would not be enough to play all of them. And you can admire the animals on the golf course as well. Alligators live in the ponds on the courses and are not very interested in the golfers. But it is different the other way around...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $615.31
Endreinigung $184.59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Der Strom ist incl. bis 25 USD/Woche. Mehrverbrauch wird mit 0,14 USD/KWH berechnet und mit der Kaution in Höhe von 500 Euro verrechnet.

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.