4/5 Bedroom, 4 1/2 Baths. Awesome Pool and Hot Tub
About Bonnie Pickett
This property is owned by Jim and Bonnie Pickett who reside 6 months in Northern KY and 6 months in Okeechobee, FL (aka "Snowbirds"). We have been blessed with 47 years of marriage and have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. During the winter months we enjoy fishing on Lake Okeechobee and also own Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters, the place to go for all your fishing needs. Jim has owned his own business in Northern KY for 30+ years doing concrete road/street replacements for Northern KY cities and the State of KY. Bonnie is a retired RN and a sign language interpreter for the Deaf.
Bonnie Pickett purchased this House in 2018
Why Bonnie Pickett chose Cape Coral
Having purchased this home from some very dear friends who have 15 grandchildren, it definitely was built for a family to enjoy. Most people who have stayed said they didn't want to leave. The pool was designed specifically for children to enjoy. A large 8" deep sun deck allows for a great spot to sun bathe as well as a safe place for toddlers to play. The convenient location gives access to restaurants, shopping and recreation within minutes.
What makes this House unique
This warm, relaxing home is guaranteed to leave families with a lifetime of memories. The house is equipped with everything required for great family living. Our goal is to continue to offer the same unique rental experience as the previous owners did.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful house! My girlfriends and I had a wonderful and comfortable stay. The house layout worked well for those who wanted to separate once in a while. The pool was especially fun.
Everything was great. Kids loved the pool and adults liked the outside area and kayaking. Was close to everything. The kitchen was great and I was surprised on how stocked it was. Loved how all bedrooms had their own bathroom. Owner was great to work with. Would definitely recommend this house.
Week of paradise
Beautiful home with an amazing pool for ages. Great views and home has lots of extras (family games, beach towels, pool and beach toys, life jackets, stocked kitchen and much much more) this was all very nice for traveling families. House manager Sigird was very friendly and gave great restaurant recommendations. Couldn't have asked for a better stay! Thanks again Bonnie and Jim!
Family get away
Beautiful home with many water activities. Central location. Water park close by. Pics of home are very accurate. Highly recommend. VRBO is lucky to have this one!
Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful review. I am so glad you all enjoyed yourselves!
Wonderful Owner and property manager
The home is beautiful! Well furnished and perfectly located! The view is gorgeous! We even got to watch the Cape Coral fireworks from the balcony. We loved everything about the home and bothered the owner and manager were wonderful to work with!
50th Anniversary Celebration
Great home, great home owner/manager. Can’t say enough good things. Will do this again, same place.
Thank you so much Brad! It was a pleasure having you all as our guests. And Happy 50th Anniversary to your parents!
Located within minutes of major shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment.
Cape Coral emerges as a destination that's within 30 minutes of Captiva, Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel, causing Cape Coral to sometimes get overlooked; however that has changed with the christening of Southwest Florida's first Westin property with all the luxury and attention to detail that connotes.
Up until 1957, Cape Coral was known commonly as "the other side of the river" because that's where Cape Coral lies in relation to Ft. Myers' perch on the southern banks of the Caloosahatchee. Personalities such as the late designer Lilly Pulitzer, millionaire quail-hunting preserve owner Ogden Phipps and colorful fishing guide "Fingers" O'Bannon figured into Cape Coral history before it became one of the most ambitious development projects in the state and its third largest city by acreage.
Mostly residential in nature, Cape Coral began in the 1980's to emerge as a tourism destination with a reputation for its rose gardens and endearing, pint-size burrowing owls. Those very owls flashed a brief spotlight on the town.
Meanwhile, Sun Splash Family Water Park and a growing little history museum added to the attractions list. the Cape Coral Historical Museum commemorates the town's past with rose gardens and exhibits depicting bygone eras.
Lacking the beaches of its neighboring islands, Cape Coral depends on its riverfront vistas to attract the water-sports crowd. Cape Coral Yacht Club Park is headquarters for fishing, boating, beaching and pool swimming. It is ground zero for the annual lighted Christmas boat parade, one of the area's first, started in 1977.
Kayakers and hikers head to Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, a newer city park with nature and paddling trails and kayak rentals.
With the boom of the 1990s, Cape Coral gained steam as high-rise developments rose along its marinas. Cape Harbour enhanced the town's dining scene known previously for its Italian and Latin restaurants, with waterfront new-American cuisine restaurants Rumrunners and The Joint.
Then in 2009, Marina Village added an 18-story upscale resort with a spa, waterfront dining and generous watersports option. What a glory for Cape Coral which was around the same time shining up its main thoroughfare, Cape Coral Parkway, in an effort to create a cohesive downtown and atmosphere where farmers markets, live music, and art festivals would fill the calendar and streets.
Another shot in the arm could only boost Cape Coral's ascendancy on tourism ladders. It came in the form of a shot of rum and the tale of a mischievous dolphin. Wicked Dolphin Artisanal Rum opened off the corridor of Pine Island Road, which connects Interstate 75 to the artist-buzz hamlet of Matlacha on Pine Island, a tropical fruit farming setting.
New restaurants and shopping clusters have been filling in the space in years past, restaurants like Crazy Olive, which gives a new twist to the Cape's Italianista reputation. Also on the restaurant scene, downtown Ft. Myers' Ford's Garage, purveyor of gourmet burgers and draft beer, is cloned along Cape Coral Parkway and their WATERFRONT location opened in 2014 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Ford's Boathouse - with huge outdoor deck seating Peruvian restaurants join traditional Cuban and Mexican eateries to hype the exotic flair.