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Villa Portofino

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german

Luxurious Western Exposure Canal Home near Cape Harbor

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Cape Coral Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms (King, Queen, Twins), 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, sleeps 6

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Villa Portofino (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

About Villa Portofino

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.


Villa Portofino purchased this villa in 2009


based on 32 traveler reviews

Luxurious Western Exposure Canal Home near Cape Harbor
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Everything exceeded our expectations!!! Nadja is a class act. Prompt response to every request!

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple in our 50's and had a great experience at Villa Potofino. From the second we walked in the door everything was perfect. Nadja has taken care of everything you could possibly want. Super quite area of CC. Only a 2 minute ride to the grocery and liquor store. We also rented a boat and was able to keep it on the dock/lift at the house. We could not have had a better time. 2 of our daughters joined us for our last weekend there and were blown away by the house and pool. We will be back to Villa Portofino.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Al, I'm glad you had a great vacation and we look forward to having you back! Nadja
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OMG is all I could say when I walked in the door

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week. The home is completely furnished and supplied with anything one would need for a comfortable stay and more. The home is huge and the view was really special. We were three couples for part of the week with a 4th couple coming for the day and we were never on top of each other. Three bedrooms were perfect for three couples and 4 baths, though only two are full baths, were most appreciated! The owner is very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. She is responsive and fair. The house was spotless and everything worked. We all just loved hanging out in the pool and hot tub and enjoyed morning coffee and evening relaxation outside in the lanai. The area is safe, clean and quiet. Though we drove around we most enjoyed staying at the home and relaxing. We hated to leave and would return in a second. Thank you Nadja, you are a most gracious hostess!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cyd, I'm glad you enjoyed Villa Portofino and we would love to see you back! Nadja
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Great Experience Christmas 2014

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Pat & Katie. We're glad you enjoyed Villa Portofino and do hope to see you back!
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Villa Portofino: Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Steve and Bonnie. We're glad you enjoyed your vacation and look forward to seeing you back at Villa Portofino. Fred & Nadja
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Fantastic vacation rental in SW Cape Coral!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie, I am glad you had such a good time at Villa Portofino and we're really looking forward to welcome you again. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review, this is highly appreciated! Nadja & Friedrich
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Serendipitous Villa Portofino

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Cape Coral Villa Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Cleaning USD150


  • Energy costs are included in rental fee.
  • Security Deposit: $ 750.00
  • ADD: 20 % during holiday season (Christmas, Easter)
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Cape Coral Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Pool Bathroom
  • Master boasts a walk-in shower for two!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • TV in every bedroom, Master & Queen have MP3 player radio alarm clock and telephone, sound & intercom system in all bedrooms, DVD player available for 2 bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Use of 2 KAYAKS & GPS for your car included in rent.

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