|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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CHOOSE THIS STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL VILLA, for your ultimate vacation pleasure. This gorgeous Mediterenian mansion is set on the banks of the grand Caloosehatchee River in the Buckingham Rural Preserve. This gem is serene and Zen like in its private country setting, yet close enough to shopping and beaches. Quaint downtown Fort Myers is only five minutes away, with its fine restaurants and art galleries. World class beaches and Sanibel Island are 25 minutes away. Naples and world class shopping is not far south on the freeway. Cape Coral is just down Bayshore Road a few miles, with it many fine restaurants.
This magnificent mansion with its 20ft ceilings boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 and one half baths. There is also a sleeper sofa and and closet in the library, should you need extra sleep space. All in all, you will find 3 king size beds, one queen sized bed and the sleeper sofa which is also a queen size. On of the King size beds can be made into 2 twin beds, just in case you have children who would prefer a smaller bed size. You will find a generous supply of linens and towels in the linen closet, adjacent the laundry room. The laundry room has washer and dryer, an iron and and ironing board.
The swimming pool and spa are in the tropically furnished lanai,attached to the south side of the house. where you will also find the Gazebo, with its state of the art BBQ, for your alfresco dining pleasure. The Gazebo is next to the summer kitchen with its gourmet chef's range. The Gazebo and the summer kitchen are fitted with beautiful granite countertops..and pecky wood cabinets.. wide and tall sliding glass doors open this space up to the lanai.
If this is not your cup of tea, you might prefer to be fishing off the long and wide dock and decks that grace this remarkable property. This River is world class for Tarpon fishing, so be sure to try your hand. Here you will also find a birdwatching paradise. You will want to bring your binoculars... You will find 50 palm trees on the grounds of this unique estate.
You will find a 'secret garden' with its own pool...a great spot to curl up with a good book. This garden is private and walled. You will find it filled with tropical plants. Two of the east wing bedrooms open into this beautiful 'secret garden'. The gourmet kitchen is graced with all new state of the art stainless steel appliances, about an acre of granite, and more that enough cabinets and cupboards in pecan woods.Yiou will find it to be a chef's dream! The kitchen opens up to the great room where you will find a comfortable leather sofa and a big screen tv. There is a breakfast nook adjacent the kitchen, and of course a formal dining room for those special occasion dinners.
The living room has a big screen tv, complete with a Blue Ray dvd player. It also opens up with big glass sliding doors to the lanai.
You will find a library with a huge desk looking out onto a beautiful view, just in case you need to get in some computer time. There is also a sofa and bookcases that hold many treasures...books and games. What a great place to while away the afternoon!
This magnificent home boasts two master suites, both with marvelous water views. What a beautiful way to relax!
The river traffic will entertain and amuse you....everything from magnificent million dollar yachts to a simple lonely kayak will float past the dock. This river is part of Florida's famous inland waterways. It connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean, so all manner of sial and motor boats will come and go past this beautiful spot on the river bank. There is an occasional paddle wheeler replica steamship that will come up river, and you will see an occasional tugboat as well. Many familys use this water way with waverunners and water skiing on weekends. You can try your hand at crab catching off the dock. World famous blue crab abundantly inhabit these waters. Sweetwater Marina is just a short distance up the river.
You will find a three car oversized garage attached to the house, as well as plenty of off street parking.
Whatever your desire, you will find it here, or within minutes away...this residence is located just a short 2 miles from the freeway, I75. For your convience, there is a Publix Super market just a short 1 mile away and across the River via highway 31. This shopping center also boast a Walgreen's drug store, , a pub, several eateries a bank and a nail salon. There is a a gas station and a liquor store here as well. Everything you might desire to complement your stay is just around the corner.
All the beddrooms and main rooms have ceiling fans, which you will also find in the Gazebo and in the lanai.
There are state of the art air conditioning units for each wing of the house. The master Suite boasts a huge bathroom with his and hers sinks and vanities, a walk in closet, and a walk in shower.
You only need to pack your flip flops and swim wear....
Come... and stay with us...RELAX, PLAY and DREAM your vacation here in this BEAUTIFUL MANSION ON THE RIVER.
World traveler who always loves to 'come home'!
PEGGY DARE purchased this villa in 2011
This is my special place for Heaven on Earth!
Gorgeous Riverfront Setting. Close to all amenities, yet a quiet serene and Zen like setting. Wonderful water views from almost every room.
We stayed 2 weeks at Peggy's beautiful home! I highly recommend this place! The home lacked nothing, the kitchen was well stocked, the pool was warm and relaxing, the bedrooms comfortable. The location was perfect, just the right distance from everything we wanted to do. We visited Sanibel Island, went to several Twins games, visited Venice and Lover's Key, and rented a deck boat for a day. We had a disabled person with us and everything was accessible for him. Thank you SO MUCH Peggy!
I started my search for a place in Florida in hopes to go and relax with my 2 children, a friend and their kids. When I inquired about this property, Peggy the owner responded very quickly. Once she received our full payment it was difficult to reach her. I had to send several emails regarding check in/out times. This should have been the first red flag of what was to come. I have rented several homes and never had an issue with an owner. I have always received my deposit back. I was always thought to leave something better than you found it and truly believe that we did. I had to reach out to her to be refunded our security deposit. Here is the facts from our communication or should I say....lack of communication.
4/6/2016- I emailed Peggy and no response from her
4/13/2016- I called Peggy and left her a voicemail
4/15/2016- I called Peggy and her voicemail was full so therefore unable to leave you a voicemail
4/20/2016- Peggy finally respond and told me that I never paid her a security deposit
4/22/2016- Provide her with records that I did
NONE of these times did she ever mention ANY concern about the way we left the property or any "damage" done to it.
4/27-I had to email Peggy again because there is once again no follow up. FINALLY, she responds with a laundry list of "damages" done to her property???? She claims that "our kids" damaged her cabinets and drawers. We NEVER left any children alone in that area she is claiming because it is right next to the pool. She also claims we damaged a hurricane system from using the door locks? And lastly, the garbage was not picked up. There was a note that if the garbage spills into the street then we would be responsible to pick it up. With there being a large slope at the end of the driveway we put the cans on flat land (call me crazy but who would want to have to pick up trash in the middle of a busy road?) I emailed her that same day to ask her what we should do because they did not take the trash.
I am not a lawyer but isn't it the owners responsibility to provide you with your deposit and/or pictures/receipts claiming the damage with in 30 days?
May 4th- I emailed Peggy again requesting evidence of her claims
As of today, May 17th,2016, I still do not have my security deposit and/or evidence of "damages". AND if there really was so much "damage" and she did not have a deposit from us, like she claimed and had proved , wouldn't an owner ask for the damages to be paid?
Spent 2weeks at this beautiful house.we have travelled all over USA and think this is the best position of any of them.The house is in such a private place,the fishing was great and watching birds and animals was so interesting.one thing missing was a tea kettle as we're English we do like our tea,so we bought one and left it.Also bought international phone card to ring elderly relative at home and land line disconnected.Apart from this we found everything we needed and Peggy was very obliging.Thank you
The house was beautiful and the outdoor area by the pool was fantastic. We used the grill area quite a few times and ate most of our meals outside. My husband enjoyed being able to fish from the dock and watching the boats go by. The location of the property worked well for us, as we had quite a few friends and family in the area. Being so close to I-75 made it easy to get everywhere. The only downside for us was the lack of TVs in the bedrooms (the only TVs are in the family room and living room) and the weak WiFi signal (it was only in the kitchen/family room area). But overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the house to others. The house is very well furnished and the owner, Peggy, was helpful and very responsive to the couple of questions that we had.
Loved the place Peggy has for rent - it's big, clean and the pool area is awesome. We spend to weeks there and although is not in the middle of Fort Myers it's very convenient to the interstate and only 25 minutes from the airport and 45 from the beautiful beaches. Malls are all within 30 minutes.
We had a little water problem and another with a full toilet overflowing, but Peggy's help Omar fixed the problems very fast and without much bother for us. Be aware that there is not much water pressure in the main shower - if she gets that fixed this place is very close to 5 stars :)
Will definitely consider this place next time we go back :)
This villa is great, at 15 minutes from any service, in a calm country.
This villa is comfortable for 10 persons easy, the back yard is fantastic with nice pool, nice view on the river, was a real plaser to feed the fish in the river.
A big thanks to the very gentil owner, Peggy.
Excuse my english im french.
Best of Beaches south and north, World Class Fishing, Golf golf, golf! More that 75 golf courses in Lee County.
Boating, swimming, and shelling for your daily pleasure.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$250 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|cleaning||$350 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.