|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Furnished to the highest standards, fully air-conditioned; beautifully carpeted and tiled throughout in cool shades; lovely pool overlooking lake; all rooms have ceiling fans; 3 separate living areas: 2 indoors (great room and the den), plus outdoor lanai by the pool; telephone with free local calls, DVD / CD player, 4 TVs; beach chairs, a cool box and ice packs, sun umbrella; hair-dryers.
Main living area: the great room, big and airy with luxurious seating; 2 eating areas, informal and formal. Den: comfortable sofa, its own TV/DVD combo, desk, printer and hi-speed internet (just bring your laptop).
Master bedroom: king size bed, TV, en-suite luxury bathroom including a large walk-in shower, walk-in closet /wardrobe, and quiet seating area. 2nd bedroom: queen double, TV. 3rd bedroom: twin. Each bedroom has large closet / wardrobe.
All bed linen and towels provided. Well appointed kitchen, every convenience for cooking. Separate laundry.
We're Brits living in England's beautiful Lake District, so unsurprisingly we like to vacation where the sun (nearly always) shines, and where we can indulge our interest in walking & wildlife whilst enjoying wonderful family vacations.
Rick & Sheila Crawley purchased this villa in 2004
We bought our home in Fort Myers after several happy family holidays staying in a number of homes along Florida's gulf coast, all of which were looked after by our current property manager. We love the area, and in particular its less developed / less commercial character compared to many stretches of the gulf coast. Our particular interest is the wildlife, of all kinds, and we are great walkers. Recently we've begun to explore the wilder side of Florida by kayak & on foot, & after a little initial trepidation (about what might be lurking in the undergrowth / water!) we're coming to love this too. In our opinion Ft Myers the best place on the Gulf Coast for the wide variety of things to do, both very locally & on day trips.
We love the open plan living that our house embodies, the big open space that opens onto the outdoors, and the way the outdoor space becomes just another part of your living area. We never fail to eat outside whenever possible, and love to be outdoors in the evening, with the warm-weather sounds of the night all around - crickets, frogs, etc. We also love our own space and privacy - it's great not to have to worry about who's on the next table to you at dinner, or in the next room in a hotel. It's great to be close to the beach, but it's also really important to be close to lots of other things to do, so that the needs of all family members are satisfied - fishing, golf, boating, water sports, swimming, parks & playgrounds, nature, heritage & history, the movies, shopping, etc.
Love your house! The pool is awesome, especially like the kitchen! Great location. We had a great time. Thank you, we will be back!
C&M H, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
We have returned to this villa a few times because it meets all our needs. It is a lovely villa in a great location overlooking a private lake. The pool gets the sun all day and the site provides a lovely quiet atmosphere in which to relax. The site itself is a gated, secure community, but actually within what feels a very safe locality anyway. Unusual for the USA, the site is a short walk from an excellent supermarket, so you do not need to use the car every time you need to get some provisions. A great choice of beaches are within a short drive, at Fort Myers or Sanibel island. Restaurants are also only a short drive, as are Designer shopping outlets. On one rare occasion when there was a problem with the wifi, the level of support given by the local management group was very prompt and effective. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa for a relaxing and quiet stay, but also offering all the usual holiday attractions within a short distance.
This is a beautiful home in a gated community, very clean, well stocked, and well managed. We would definitely stay here again. The only complaint we had was that the air conditioner was pre-programmed to specific temperatures. While it was comfortable for the most part, it would have been nice to have had the ability to tweak the temperature as needed as it was a bit cool during the day and slightly warm at night - nothing that would prevent us from going back.
We were very pleased with this home!! It had a Wonderful heated pool, close to all amenities, Was In a Lovely gated community. Everything we expected, and more! Tasteful decor, yet could accommodate the young children in our party. The owners are very helpful, along with the property managers. Highly recommend it!! Our whole family felt right at home. We hope to stay here again!
This beautiful villa is situated in a quiet gated community. The home is clean and spacious. We absolutely loved and lived in the pool. Having the pool heated was wonderful and the shrubs around the pool provided privacy. The lake view was awesome. We were close to our favorite restaurants and the grocery store is walking distance away. This villa had everything we needed for our month stay. The owner was great to communicate with during the rental process. Would definitely stay again.
A lovely villa in a well kept, quiet, gated community. Very well equipped and comfortable it feels more like a home than a holiday rental. The pool area is lovely and private with views out to the lake, great for bird watching and soaking up the sun.
There is a supermarket within walking distance and many more an easy drive away. It's also a short drive to a couple of designer outlets, great for bargains. We ate out quite a lot and there are numerous good restaurants an easy drive away. The villa is also well located for visiting other areas, we particularly enjoyed visits to Sanibel and Captiva islands.
Communications with Sheila prior to our holiday were always answered promptly and we were provided with lots of information before our stay. In Florida the management company were also easy to deal with when checking in and out of the villa.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the villa and hope to return in the future.
I cannot say enough about this place. I came down from Georgia to spend the holidays with my children, my parents and my grandmother (who lives 10 minutes away at Shell Point). Everyone had a wonderful time. The home was beautiful and spacious and the photos did not do it justice! The decor was gorgeous and kept up very well. The appliances and utensils, pots, pans, etc. were all top of the line. The neighborhood was so quiet and the neighbors were extremely friendly. The house had EVERYTHING you would need plus more. The location was perfect too. It was off the beaten path just a bit which made it nice and peaceful but was still so close to everything. The pool was supposed to be heated but was pretty chilly when we arrived. As soon as I asked the office about it when I checked in on Monday (we arrived late on Saturday night), they had someone out and it was fixed immediately. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the management company that they use were so accommodating. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for 5 star accommodations without the 5 star pricing! We are already trying to figure out a time we can go back!!
Colonial Pointe is an exclusive, gated community of 72 single-family homes in South Fort Myers, surrounding a peaceful lake. Wide selection of local shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. Championship golf courses at every turn. Just 10 minutes from the glorious west coast islands of Sanibel and Captiva, and Fort Myers Beach. The Ford and Edsion winter homes are worth a visit. The wildlife is great - Lakes Park is just a short a cycle ride or a 5 minute drive from the house.
The local Publix (2 minutes by car) and Sweetbay (walking distance) are great grocery stores, with excellent fresh produce, sushi, fish, steaks, wine, etc.
If you're arriving late and tired, 7-11 (24 hour convenience store and gas / petrol) is literally just round the corner.
Walgreens and more are just round the corner. And for fashion, the huge Miromar Designer Outlets, Tanger Outlet Mall, Bell Tower Shops and other malls are all within a 15 minute drive.
Health club nearby.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The 2 week period for Christmas & Easter are charged at the February / March rate for that year.
Electric pool heat is optional £75 per week.