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Summertime Retreat Florida ONLY $499 a wk rental fee May thru July as available

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home with Sunset Views From The Large Lanai

The Summertime Retreat is a comfy & cozy FAMILY FRIENDLY home near retaurants, shopping and BEACHES...!!! It is tastefully decorated in Florida beach decor. The southwestern exposure makes for great sunsets views by the pool. The main living area is very open and airy with it's cathedral ceiling and is open to the dining and kitchen area for family gatherings. There are sliders to the great large lanai with oversize waterfall pool from both the main living area, kitchen and master bedroom. This home is a split floor plan so the master suite is nice and private. The master is very large and has a king size bed with it's own sitting area, a large flat screen tv, large walk in closet, double vanity, walk in tile shower. There are sliders leading to the pool for evening swimming. This home has 2 large brand new flat screen TV's, one in the master and one in the main living area. The guest bedrooms are equipped with a king beds as well with one guest bedroom having 2 XL twins which come together for another King bed. The guest bedrooms have plenty of closet space. Everything you need to feel at home is here and if you find it is not please request it and the owner will do her best to fill your needs during your stay or the next time you visit. The owners goal is for you to enjoy your stay in Florida. There are also 4 single seated bikes on the property. The home is close to bike paths for easy riding. There are also 6 beach chairs, beach table, beach umbrella and there are even beach coolers. Everything you need to spend the day at the beach and have a great holiday vacation, it's all right here at the Summertime retreat...!!!! Enjoy your stay..!!!!

Cheryl (owner/manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, swedish, norwegian, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Cheryl (owner/manager)

As the owner I've spent the last 30 years visiting this area of Florida. There are so many things that are special to me, the shelling, the beaches, the sunsets, the restaurants, the weather, the people and most importantly the beauty of the nearby islands is what makes it all so special. During my many visits to Florida I knew someday I would make it my home, that dream came true for me in 2011 and my goal is to now share the beauty of this area with you and your family, my goal is to make your vacation time or holiday away as memorable as it can be and for you to enjoy your stay and share in the joy that I know Florida to be....!!!!!

Cheryl (owner/manager) purchased this house in 2013

Why Cheryl (owner/manager) chose Cape Coral

Why stay in a Hotel when you can stay in your home away from home. Since the first day I moved here to Cape Coral, I wanted to share this area with others so that they too can enjoy the beauty that Florida has to offer. My property is your home away from home with it's comfy cozy beach decor, the huge lanai boasts a large waterfall pool with plenty of room for the family to enjoy endless fun in the sun. The backyard's western exposure allows for great sunset views. I want you to feel at home and enjoy your holiday as though you were in your own home so I've included beach supplies to include lawn chairs, beach umbrella, beach table and a beach cooler so you can spend time on the many nearby beaches I love to visit. It's proximity to Sanibel and Captiva Island make this a great location to enjoy some of the best beaches and shelling locations in the world. There is so much to do and so much to share that you can spend a lifetime here...!!!!! Which is why I now live here and have this property to share with you...!!!!

What makes this house unique

The Summertime Retreat is located in the desirable Southwest area of Cape Coral. The back yard is a south western exposure. The home is decorated in a cozy beach décor to create a super relaxing feeling, it's location is close to a myriad of activities to include beaches, shopping, boating, fishing, history, art, theater, golf, great restaurants and most importantly the Best Shelling beaches and Best Sunsets in the World...!!!!!.


Pelican House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Master bath has a double vanity and a walk in glass door shower, just remodeled. There is a large walk in closet within the master just off the vanity area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , This room has a King bed that can be spearated to 2 XL twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom is oversize with a comfortable king size bed and an additional sitting area. The sitting area has a double reclining love seat which is perfect for watching tv in a private setting away from the main living area. The master has a 47' flat screen and is equipped with plenty of channels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This home is your home away from home, it has all you need..!!!! so just Sit Back and Relax on the Lanai or in the large heated waterfall pool with it's south west exposure. Enjoy your stay at 'The Summertime Retreat'..!!!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Summertime Retreat Florida ONLY $499 a wk rental fee May thru July as available
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Our little piece of "PARADISE"

  • 5 of 5

The minute we walked through the the door......WOW!! The house is BEAUTIFUL!!! ( inside and out ) VERY inviting, meticulously decorated and very clean. Spacious living area with that "COMFY-HOMEY feel to it. Was everything it was advertised to be and more.

We so enjoyed the screened in pool and the large covered Lanai. Was nice to be outside even when it rained.Very peaceful and private with the nicle fenced in yard.The overall eye-appeal was wonderful and soooo relaxing.

Quiet neighborhood with easy access to local attractions,shopping, grocery, and so many nearby restaurants.The BOathouse*, Backstreets, ( Miceli's*, Woodys Waterside, Lowkey Tiki( all in nearby St. James City) Nauti Mermaid, Fathoms., The Monkey Bar and soooo many more.

The house is fully STOCKED with everything you'd need..... Kitche supplies, pots/pans,towels, bed linens, beach towels/chairs, toiletries and such.Just come on in and ENJOY!! Cheryl has thought of everything.

Our only regret.......we only had time for a 1 week getaway in this....."OUR LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE"

Sooo sad to leave...BUT.... We will be back!! Thanks again, Cheryl for opening your beautiful home to us and for a WONDERFUL stay. You ROCK, Cheryl!!!!!!!!!

Mark & Miss Vickie

Decatur, Il

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vicki and Mark, It was such a pleasure to meet you and Mark. Thank you for all your kind words about The Summertime Retreat, it is with pleasure that I provide a relaxing beach atmosphere, I want to make my guests feel at home but in Paradise..!!! Thank you for pointing out all the great places the area has to offer. I'm so happy you had fun and I look forward to seeing you and Mark again in the future. Have a fabulous rest of the year..!! Cheryl
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Beautiful and comfortable home away from home ... so many things to do in the area!

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl is so attentive to the home she owns and makes sure your stay in her home is the most enjoyable experience ever... very comfortable living quarters and the lanai is so awesome and spacious ! You will not be disappointed if you rent this home ! Sure to enjoy everything about it !

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you can imagine and MORE!! This home is your retreat away from it all. Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this beautiful home justice. The minute you drive up you get transported to a tropical oasis and leave behind reality. Walking through the doors you feel the beach transformation that all of the furnishings and appointments of the home contribute to. You are out at a Summertime Retreat in a beautiful location with all the comforts of home. Needed a wine bottle opener and it was there, time to grill some steaks and the grill was ready, feeling drained and warm: a splash in the spacious pool was perfect, time to have dinner: more plates cups and glasses than you could ever use, time to finally lay your head down: the beds were ultra comfortable let alone extra sheets to use during the stay if needed. It's like the owner sat down and made a list of everything that could make a vacation home perfect and checked off the list one item at a time. It is a spacious home with room for everyone to have their own space or socialize together. The layout is perfect for families, couples, youngsters and elderly alike. Really works for a wide range of needs. The garage with washer and dryer allows you to do your own laundry along the way or just keep your swimsuits fresh during the whole trip. We were there during the 4th of July holiday and aside from all the fireworks that were around that day and evening, the best show was when everything died down and I was left alone with the thousands of stars in the sky lighting up the quiet and tranquil neighborhood. Nothing could have bee better with the home, accommodations , or supplies provided by the owner. Now, speaking of Cheryl, the retreat's owner and partner in our vacation. She was incredible. From the time we booked until the time we safely made it back home, she was genuinely engaged in ensuring that we were clear on what to expect and that we didn't overthink or over plan our trip outside of just preparing to fully enjoy her retreat and the neighboring points of interest. All her efforts to prepare you for the visit to her home and also the towns around Cape Coral allow you to have a personal concierge before during and after your trip to address your plans along the way. She also makes herself available to you in case of any issue that may arise during your stay. Her efforts really show the pride she exemplifies in her home and community and willingness she has to share it with all her guests. She is truly one of a kind. I reccomend the Summertime Retreat 100%, you will really enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jorge and Family, I cant thank you enough for all your kind words about The Summertime Retreat and your stay. It is my pleasure to ensure my guests have an experience like no other and it is what I love to do so I'm glad you were pleased. I hope to see you back again real soon. Cheryl
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Way beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5


The home was amazing and very clean. You definitely do not need to bring any extra things because Cheryl thought of everything. Pool was awesome and peaceful. Neighborhood was very nice and close to food, shopping, beaches about 30 minutes away and a very easy drive. We have been all over Florida and hands down this was our favorite place. Cheryl you are an amazing host and we really enjoyed getting to meet you. Can't wait to come back for a much longer stay. Love Cape Coral Ron and Julie

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie and Ron, It was such a pleasure to meet you both. It is with great pleasure that I get to meet my guests and extend a personal level of experience to you at your home away from home. I am so happy you enjoyed the home, the area and found your home away from home to be clean and all that you expected. Thank you for being amazing guests, I hope to see you back again in the future. Cheryl
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks in this home and enjoyed every second of it. The Decour is beyond beautiful. It really gives you the feeling that you are away in paradise. The pool was enjoyed every day by our family and we had several dinners on the lanai watching the sun go down, which was breathtaking!

Away from the home, we enjoyed a day out fishing on a charter boat, a river cruise, meals at many different fabulous restaurants nearby, a painting class, and of course, time at the beach. Everything was close by and convenient.

We have stayed at other homes on the gulf coast in the past and this is by far the best one yet. Cheryl is the most delightful person and a fabulous hostess! She has made sure that you have everything you need during your stay and the home's set up is perfect. We look forward to staying here again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary and family, It was such a pleasure to meet your Mom and Dad, they are wonderful folks. Thank you so much for all of your kinds words about my guest home. I'm glad you enjoyed all that the area has to offer and were able to spend time relaxing in your home away from home. It is with great pleasure that my guests have fun and have an unforgettable experience at their home away from home. I sure do hope to see you all again next year. Have a great year. Cheryl
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Absolutely PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time renting from Cheryl but won't be our last. In fact, planned a return visit before even leaving! Ever detail was tended to. The home was in excellent condition and very very clean. When Cheryl indicates "only bring your toothbrush", she isn't kidding. Fully stocked with everything you would need - lots of beach towels, toys, chairs, coolers. We did a day trip to Ft Myers beach, Sarasota (about 90 minutes but worth the drive), lots of golfing and just enjoying the quiet evenings at the house. We rented from Capt' Jack - a 3 hour boat trip departing from Pine Island that was wonderful. We used UBER for shorter trips in the area and they were prompt and courteous. I recommend this house without any reservation. Thank you for sharing your home Cheryl. We hope to see you again soon and wish you all the best.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jodi and family, Thank you so much for all of your kinds words about my guest home. I'm glad you found it be to all that and more and that you enjoyed the area and Captain Jack, he's great..!!! It is with great pleasure that my guests have fun and have an unforgettable experience at their home away from home. I hope to see you again next year. Have a great year. Cheryl
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This property is located in the beautiful Southwest section of Cape Coral very close to Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Pine Island and Matlacha. These locations boast some of the best beaches, shelling and nightlife on the Gulf coast. Sanibel Island ranks #10 in the world for a top shelling destination and is a must see on your places to visit. Captiva Island Mucky Duck Restaurant is one of the best Sunset spots on the coast. Downtown Ft. Myers shops, Art Walk and Music Walk are among the fun things to do during your stay. The Edison and Ford winter Estates on the beautiful McGregor Blvd are nearby. The Broadway Palm premier dinner theatre in Ft. Myers is another great entertainment spot. The Naples Zoo is nearby. The Key West Express is also close by to hop on down to the keys for a weekend visit. This area is a Beach Lovers Delight, a Boaters Delight as well as a fisherman's delight....!!!! IT'S ALL HERE SO COME ENJOY YOUR STAY.


Rates & Availability

Pelican House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2016/2017
Nov 19 2016 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017/2018
Nov 18 2017 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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