|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This villa on a triple plot consists of 3/4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom with home cinema. It sports a lounge with 18ft vaulted ceiling and spiral staircase leading to reading gallery - this opens up with large sliding doors to a large deck and dock with swimming pool and outdoor barbeque area, overlooking the head of the basin. It is common to see fish being chased by dolphins and manatees munching on the rich waters. There are golf courses galore, wildlife centres and museums. Beaches whether it is busy Fort Myers Beach or the quiet of Sanibel and Captiva. Shopping in world famous Naples. If you wish to explore further, the Everglades, the Keys or Orlando are only a drive away.
As we live and work in France in the property business, we are always on the lookout whilst on holiday. Found this gem in Fort Myers and that was that.
edith lovie purchased this villa in 2009
At the beginning of 2009 we finally found our home. The view from our own dock stretches over water where fish are jumping constantly. From the master bedroom you wake to the sunrise and the wonderful expanse of water. A truly spectacular setting.
The property having its own boat dock is a paradise for those who love to be on the water, sailing or fishing.You can access down town Fort Myers with all its restaurants and bars from your boat in 20 minutes.
hi edith, just arrived back from florida today. firstly thankyou for returning my cheque deposit. we had a wonderful stay in your beautiful villa. the whole family thought it was stunning, myself and my husband espeically so as we had the master suite and on many mornings drew the blinds and enjoyed watching the sun rise. the whole holiday was just perfect and you are so lucky to own such a beautiful property. once again thankyou so much for such happy holiday memories and hopefully we will be able to go back again.tina and familyxTo wake up in the morning and look out across the lake... made it hard to get out of bed, in fact Beverley often laid there reading a book whilst I amused myself fishing on the lake.
We had a lovely time and look forward to returning in the future. Please pass on my sincere thanks to Mike and Debbie for making us so welcome - back to work tommorrow!
Kind Regards Julian Hi Edith
We liked it so much that we bought land ourselves in Cape Coral! Sven
This house is well equipped and has everything you need for a stay in Florida. We only stayed for a short time but we lacked nothing in the way of equipment and space. Everywhere was lovely and clean when we got there and there are instructions for all the appliances, and there are lots of them!
The location is great for visiting nearby islands of Sanibel and Captiva, they are beautiful!
We liked the local marina for nighttime eating, try the Nauti Parrot, food was good and the parrot is so funny!
We had a problem with the pool heating being set too low, so if you've booked that, check the temperature when you arrive, it should be set to 86 to feel the benefit. The owners leave details of people to contact if you have any problems, which we did about the pool, and he came round the same day to sort it.
Couple of negatives for us: We like to sit outside in the evening so the lack of a bug shield around the pool and patio really meant we couldn't, so if there was anything to feed back it would be that.
Also, the bed in the front double is very creaky, not conducive to a good nights sleep as you only have to move slightly and it creaks horribly.
That said, it is a super relaxing place to stay, we loved it. The deck was lovely to sit on and watch the jumping fish, and every so often Mr Turtle pops his head up. We weren't lucky enough to see manatee or dolphin though.
My 80 year old parents, my sister, my hubby and I truly enjoyed our stay at the villa. We were down in Fort Meyers for three nights for my nephew's wedding. Perfect time of year: not too hot and not very busy. Speaking of perfect...the villa is amazing, especially with incredible views of the canal. Wow! The dock, patio and deck are incredible gathering areas. Also, the pool provided a refreshing respite from all of our activities. We spent every available minute outside soaking up the sunny skies and warm breezes. The house itself is nicely furnished and laid out. There was plenty of room for all 5 of us. The two full bathrooms are large and up-to-date, while the beds are extremely comfortable after a busy day. Also, the full bathroom in the pool house is great to have so close by when out enjoying the sun. The kitchen has everything you need to make meals right there. Honestly, I have no complaints at all. You will NOT be disappointed with this villa. Thank you, Edith, for helping make our, mini-vacation a memorable one.
Really loved this property and was quite happy to spend a lot of time at the villa just relaxing. The pool area and outside space was excellent and we enjoyed fishing from the dock. We did not encounter any issues in relation to the home with the only negative drawback being the villa was quite a distance from the beaches with at least a 30 minute drive. That said, we got used to the commute once we found our bearings and coming back to the villa was a bonus. Highly recommend Fort Myers Beach and also Sanibel and Captiva for excellent beach days. A lot of previous tenants recommended Marina town for live music on the water, we hated it, awful place with a lot of drunken people and bad live music, but each to their own, just not for us. I would definitely recommend a stay at this villa and we hope to return some time in the future.
The villa is well presented and well equipped with most things you would need for a super stay in Fort Myers, plenty of room to relax or play whatever takes your mood. The owners have made good use of the outside space including a BBQ / outdoor kitchen area by the pool with plenty of seating and dinning options, there are also plenty of sunbeds for all, so no need to get up early with a towel to bag one. There is also a boat docking area should you want to hire a boat and explore the waterways.
The interior of the villa has a large open plan seating area with three sofas and a single reclining chair, the kitchen is well fitted for your cooking needs and the bedrooms are well presented with nice comfortable beds.
The local area has plenty to offer in the way of shopping weather it's for food from the supermarkets or just shopping for fun, with large malls, outlets or specialist one of a kind shops, the choice for local dinning is very good with plenty to choose from, take away or restaurant you don't need to travel far to find a suitable venue.
Great Location, Fantastic Villa with a superb outdoor space for sitting and relaxing by the pool or looking out over the lake or whilst dining alfresco. The villa is very comfortable with a lovely master suite, large sitting room and open plan kitchen. I found the whole experience just perfect and I will start planning my next trip very soon
We had a wonderful time at the house; it was very clean and well stocked. The pool was also very clean and private- it was a great size for our family of five and was used a lot; very handy to have the bath house close! My only complaint would be that the bedroom by the kitchen didn't seem to receive any of the air conditioning and was a bit uncomfortable for sleeping; did have a ceiling fan though. Overall a great place to stay!
15 mins to Bustling Fort Myers Beach with shops, bars and restaurants. 20 mins to beautiful Sanibel and Captiva beaches famous for their shells and wildlife.
Fort Myers airport is 30 mins driveaway. Tampa airport 2 hours
Miami and Orlando airports 2.5 hours. To benefit the vastness of the area a car is essential.
15 mins to marina, museums and malls.
Wildlife Parks and trails, banks, shops and restaurants. Try the local crab shacks
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$616|
£150 per week non refundable deposit on booking with the balance in full 8 weeks prior to arrival. £500 refundable security deposit with final payment. It is advisable to protect yourself with insurance which covers cancellation. Cancellation fees 8weeks - full balance payable 8-16weeks 50% 16-24weeks 25%.
Saturday/Sunday changeover days. If a different day is required contact owner for advice and pricing. Departure time 10.00am. Arrival time not before 16.00pm
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Prices are for 4pax. Additional over 4 charged at £50 per person per week. Linen and towels included. Extras are cleaning at end of stay £120 and pool heating £85 per week A £500 security deposit is required with final payment.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.