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Sandy & Jim (Owners)

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Large Executive Style Vacation Rental - Southwest Pool for lots of Sun/Sunsets!

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms w/Private Garden & Pool nearby beaches, sports, shops, entertainment

Located in South Fort Myers, Whiskey Creek boasts scenic lakes and canals (often Manatee, Sea Turtles and various fish have been sighted), an executive golf course open to the public, a family atmosphere, centrally located off McGregor Blvd. where it is lined with soaring Royal Palm trees leading for miles towards the historic Downtown Fort Myers District along the beautiful Caloosahatchee River and the causeways to Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva. Whiskey Creek House features 2350 square feet of living space: four spacious bedrooms: master suite includes King bed w/private sitting area, TV/DVD player, skylighted washroom with double sinks, ex-large shower and walk-in closet; and 3 guest bedrooms (2 King bedrooms and 1 Queen bedroom) with a shared full bathroom with tub. All linens and towels are included. The spacious kitchen has a fully stocked chef’s kitchen that offers professional cooking utensils/dishes and a large breakfast island with pass-through bar from kitchen to lanai area.

The Southwest facing fenced backyard has a beautifully furnished screened in lanai with a deep gunite pool, you’ll feel like you are at your own private resort. The sunsets are fabulous. The private garden is lush and tropical with various palm trees and a huge mango tree. Awesome bird watching: owls, Bald Eagle, Pileated Woodpeckers, etc.

Conveniently located a short driving distance to the Barbara Mann Performing Arts Theatre, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Edison/Ford Winter Estates, Riverwalk and Downtown Fort Myers, Lakes Park for nature hikes and canoeing, Butterfly Estates, Imaginarium Hands-On Museum, Shops & Restaurants, Spring training camps of the Boston Red Sox at the new City of Palms Park, the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium at Lee County Sports Complex, and a short drive to the fabulous beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Lovers Key State Park and Sanibel and Captiva.

Lee County Manatee Park: A sighting of an endangered West Indian manatee, a shy and lumbering walrus-like creature whose numbers are dwindling, is a must for visitors to Florida. At the Lee County Manatee Park on the Orange River in eastern Fort Myers these animals can be viewed in their natural habitat from observation decks. The Park also offers information, walking tours and workshops, as well as picnic facilities, a fishing cove with deck and a pier. Kayak and canoe trails are also available.

Amenities include: Cental Air Conditioning, 2 car garage, HD PVR Infinity On-Demand Cable TV (On-Demand movies are an additional fee), four flat-screen televisions 2/46”, 1/40” and 1/32' in the lanai; and free long distance telephone in continental US/Canada. WIFI, Stereo w/CD Player, MP3 & iPod docking station, Blue-ray DVD/MP3 Player, dishwasher, beverage fridge, Keurig Coffee Maker, Gas BBQ, and stainless steel appliances. Very private fully-fenced tropically landscaped backyard with cathedral screened-in fully furnished lanai and 8-panel solar-heated SW facing pool.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandy & Jim (Owners) (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Sandy & Jim (Owners)

We are owners who understand that vacation time is precious, creates memories and when you go on vacation that it needs to be the best. We are honoured when our beautiful Whiskey Creek House is your choice for your vacation. We have a team of friendly helpers (gardener, pool services, maintenance, etc.) to make sure your expectations are met and that everything is how it should be, worry free and delightful. We want everything you experience with our Whiskey Creek House to exceed your expectations. Thank you.

Sandy & Jim (Owners) purchased this house in 2010

Why Sandy & Jim (Owners) chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What makes this house unique

NEW FOR 2015-2016 SEASON - BBQ Grill, pool cage screening & decor

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Large Executive Style Vacation Rental - Southwest Pool for lots of Sun/Sunsets!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute spring break trip with our kids and it ended up being the perfect family vacation! The home is excellent--very clean, well-appointed and furnished. Sandra and Jim have thought of everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. You'll find it all here, from all types of glassware (plastic ware for the lanai/pool) and kitchen utensils, to beach chairs and umbrellas. Our family loved relaxing on the lanai, swimming in the very nice pool and especially enjoying the private outdoor shower! PRIVATE OUTDOOR SHOWER! The backyard is beautifully landscaped and transports you to a paradise setting so you completely forget you're in a suburb. The home is located in a nice neighborhood with access to one of the main streets in Fort Myers, which can take you directly to Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel Island. Plan on 20-40 minutes to get to the beach, depending on spring break traffic. Our kids enjoyed the beach, but also couldn't wait to get back to the private pool and relaxing lanai area. Restaurants, grocery stores and other amenities are close by.

Sandra was excellent to work with as she e-mailed great day trip ideas and went out of her way to accommodate our travel schedule. I really can't say enough good things about working with her and her overall customer service. Our stay at Whiskey Creek ended up being one of our best vacations yet and I would highly recommend staying in this home. We look forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we were so happy to make your vacation special.
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5

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent January 2016 at Whiskey Creek and I can honestly say we could not have found a better rental. This house is very well appointed, comfortable and private. Sandra and Jim really have gone the extra mile providing everything you could possibly need or want to make your vacation extra special. The house is located in a very quiet, safe suburb which is attractive itself with gorgeous homes and landscaping. It is very conveniently located with groceries, restaurants, nature trails, Barbara B Mann theatre and more with in a short distance. Honestly though you will not want to leave home too much because the covered patio with an enclosed pool is just too comfortable, fun and private. The lush backyard plantings are a gorgeous backdrop to the pool area. At night the pool area is transformed into a very romantic atmosphere with many automatic lights and candles. The beds are unbelievably comfortable as are all of the tasteful furnishings. We had a very relaxing, enjoyable stay and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are thrilled to hear you had such a great vacation.
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Uxbridge, ON Canada
5

Christmas in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated a special, multi-generational Christmas at this lovely, beautifully decorated and well appointed home - " Paradise at Whiskey Creek". The title fits!

Our hosts provided every detail to make this family time very special. There were even birthday candles tucked away in a drawer that were used when ours were forgotten, to celebrate a special birthday. We enjoyed fresh mango graciously left for us in the freezer and transformed in the Ninja into smoothies by our 20 something daughters. Thank you! Everything, including the well equipped kitchen, lovely china and beautiful wine glasses, helped make our Christmas dinner festive and memorable. We spent most of our time relaxing in the evenings in the lanai, enjoying the twinkling lights, lovely garden and beautiful pool. Everyone, even our elderly mother and young adult daughters enjoyed the outdoor shower. What a treat! The granite kitchen island, large living room, spacious master suite, dining room and outdoor spaces were well used and appreciated. The outdoor grill area provided our designated chef with many opportunities to prepare delights for our entire group.

We enjoyed the home's proximity to many tourist sites, downtown Fort Myers, Sanibel Island and area beaches. The Edison Ford Estates Festival Nights was enjoyed by our entire family! Thank you to our hosts for the detailed information provided on local attractions. At the end of each day, everyone enjoyed a great sleep because the beds and linens are fantastic!!!

Santa really delivered this Christmas! Put this one on your Christmas list!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christmas is such a special time of year and we were honoured that you trusted us by picking our house for your family Christmas holiday. Thank you for your kind comments, we are always looking to make things better. Happy and healthy new year!
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5

Paradise delivered!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful spring break we had in Whiskey Creek. The kitchen was much better stocked than my own kitchen and a joy to cook in. The pool/lanai was our morning and afternoon hangout to take advantage of the sun and then to escape to the shade when the sun got to be a bit much. The pool was delightful and the surrounding gardens made it feel like home. The bedrooms were luxuriously appointed with beautiful beds, sumptuous mattresses and fine linens. The garage was stocked with everything you would need at the beach including chairs, umbrellas, toys and beachbags, and two bicycles. And everything was so close. We used the Fort Myers beach and the Sanibel beaches and they were painless to get to and to park at. The sunsets were wonderful. Groceries and pharmacy and Target close by. We recommend Paradise at Whiskey Creek highly. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We could not agree more, Whiskey Creek is just a wonderful location and thank you. Everything is just a short drive and if you want to have a beach day, you go to the beach. We are so pleased you had a wonderful vacation and we hope it created the memories that will last for many years.
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We have had such a wonderful time here. The owners have gone above and beyond to make this home comfortable and welcoming. It hits all the high points, very clean, wonderful kitchen, outdoor/indoor living areas, outdoor shower and oh yes... the "beds"! Suggestions on the area were very welcome. Loved it so much, hitting the repeat button.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you next year! Thank you for the wonderful review, it is appreciated.
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5

Wonderful relaxing home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our small dog had the most wonderful month stay! The home was extremely clean and so comfortable with great decor.

The lanai and pool with the outdoor TV was our favorite place to be. Also the landscaping was so beautiful with many birds.

I feel I also must mention the outdoor shower ---truely awesome!!!!

The owners were extremely helpful with good suggestions on where to go.

Thanks for a memorable vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, we are so happy that you had a wonderful vacation and a safe trip home. The outdoor shower is my favourite part of the house too. I can't wait to try Mario's meat market.
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Bell Tower Shops
"FRESH MARKET HAS WONDERFUL SEAFOOD & STEAKS"
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
"DINNER & SHOW, WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR"
Lakes Regional Park
"WONDERFUL FOR NATURE WALKING & BIKING. "
Pinchers Crab Shack -- CLOSED
"NEW DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT LOCATION HAS WONDERFUL SUNSETS"
Minnesota Twins Spring Training Headquarters
Hammond Stadium
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Whiskey Creek Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Whiskey Creek Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 75 (Colonial Blvd. Exit)
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Car: necessary

The house is ideally situated right off the main coastal street of McGregor Boulevard which runs parallel to the Caloosahatchee River in a peaceful and quiet setting right beside the Whiskey Creek Country Club. Just a short drive from Southwest Florida International Airport and the beautiful beaches of Sanibel/Captiva and Fort Myers Beach. If you like to eat out, most restaurants are just 5 minutes as well as conveniences, banks, groceries, movie theaters and entertainment. The Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall has fabulous Broadway-style shows and the famous Edison & Ford Winter Estates are both just a short drive away. The nature lover will adore this house, I am an avid birdwatcher and everyday the tropical backyard garden is just singing with beautiful birds and many, many butterflies. The tropical garden surrounding the house is lush and full of beautiful flowers. We have Royal Palm trees, a huge mango (delicious fruit is available for picking all summer) and a small fig tree too. Also, the famous J.N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Lakes Park are both very close by for nature lovers and family fun.

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Rates & Availability

Cape Coral House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
MAY 2016/NOV 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
DECEMBER 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
$4,850
 
 
JANUARY 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
FEBRUARY 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
MARCH 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
APRIL 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
MAY 2017/NOV 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
DECEMBER 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$4,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $190 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Guest agrees to pay for any damages to the rental property not resulting from normal wear and tear as well as charges incurred during guest stay including but not limited to telephone charges, maid service, keys not returned, On-Demand movie charges and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL): Electric Power Utility monthly charge amount greater than/over $150.

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Direct walkout access to pool area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private Master Suite w/extra large shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Private enclosed Shower w/Hot & Cold Water
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , w/large dresser, seating area and double closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite w/pool view, seating area, walk-in closet, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , w/large dresser and double closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , w/pool view and large dresser and double closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This Vacation Rental is not suitable for small children.

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