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'Cape Dorado' Beautiful 3 Bdrm Home with Lanai on the Canals

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, Sleeps 6

'Cape Dorado' is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located on the canals in SW Cape Coral, Florida. Being just steps from the prestigious Cape Harbour Marina puts this home in a prime location. The quiet, upscale neighborhood is perfect for a family get-away. Restaurants, boutiques, gelato shops, and much more are just a short walk from our home!

Relax by the heated pool and spa while enjoying spectacular views of the canals. This home is within boating distance of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Islands, and many more sought after destinations! The conveniences the location of this home has to offer is endless!

Crystal Bakker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Crystal Bakker

After raising our children in Minnesota we decided to pick up and leave the cold behind. In 2005 we relocated to Cape Coral, FL. We fell in love with the area and after a few years decided to buy another home on our street to use for visiting guests and a vacation rental. After that went so well we continued purchasing homes to use for vacationers and now own two homes and a condo at Cape Harbour Marina all available for rentals. We are often home just down the street and available to help with any emergencies that might arise. If we are unavailable we have a great handyman and cleaning service to help out in a pinch!

Crystal Bakker purchased this house in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I enjoyed three sun-filled weeks in this beautiful and spotless Cape Coral home - the pictures really do not do it justice as it is far lovelier upon entrance. Off the foyer the living room and family room, each with couch and love seats, are well furnished and comfortable with cable in the family room on a large flat screen television. The dining room which opens to the Lanai seats six comfortably and there is a high top table for four between the kitchen and the family room. The quality of all of the furnishings was sturdy and well made (Cindy Crawford Home and Panama Jack) - furnished as a real home rather than a rental afterthought. The kitchen was very spacious with expansive countertops and enough room for multiple cooks and featured a very large walk-in pantry. All of the appliances were high end and worked perfectly (actually it was the quietest dishwasher I've ever used)! The ice and cold water from the freezer door were filtered and clean tasting.The cooking equipment was also of very good quality and we enjoyed preparing some home-cooked meals. The two guest bedrooms were equally well appointed with queen beds, nice linens and walk in closets. The guest bath also opened to the lanai making it a very handy pool bath. The master bedroom had an extremely comfortable king bed (loved the mattress!!) another flat screen tv and a large master bath with double sinks, loads of drawers and counter space, tub and large separate shower. There was also a nice size walk-in closet. The garage (with auto garage door opener) was a great convenience on move in day and came with (surprise!) two shiny new bicycles!!! There was a large laundry room with very modern washer/dryer, iron and ironing board and cleaning supplies. NOTE: We have rented many times from HomeAway and it is rare and very much appreciated to find any cleaning supplies included - Cape Dorado came equipped with laundry detergent, dish detergent, dish washer liquid and tabs, soft soap at every sink, multiple rolls of paper towels and bath tissue and supplies to keep everything clean! Thank you!! Sooo smart!! Now for the best part - the screen enclosed Lanai with both hot tub (loved it!) and large pool kept at a very comfortable 80 degrees - which we swam in everyday! Behind the Lanai on the canal was a boat dock where dolphin appeared most every morning and evening catching their own meals - they swam right up to us - thrilling and memorable!!
Apr 2014
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Pelican House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The second bathroom can be accessed from the pool and lanai area!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Sleeps 6 in beds and there is a pull out couch to sleep up to 8.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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'Cape Dorado' Beautiful 3 Bdrm Home with Lanai on the Canals
average rating of 4.75 based on 35 reviews

Accommodating owner with dolphins in the backyard, literally!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on a canal where we saw both dolphins and a manatee! Walking distance to marina with restaurants, coffee shop, and more. Short drive to Matlatcha and Sanibel Islands. Home owner was very responsive, helpful, and even shipped us back some forgotten items after our two week stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at look forward to having you back in the future.
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Wauchula, Florida

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this wonderful home! Great location! Enjoyed seeing the dolphin and manatee right at the dock. Loved that the pool was not too deep and it was shallow on each end (great for volleyball with the family). Property management was very responsive with any concerns. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again! Thanks for letting us stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so fun when you get to see a manatee and dolphins from the dock! We are so glad you enjoyed the home and look forward to having you back in the future.
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Boynton Beach FL


  • 5 of 5

Very nice spacious clean house with view of canal, we saw dolphins every day, simply amazing and so relaxing. We plan on coming back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dolphins come by a lot and we love watching them! If you get really lucky you can even see a manatee. We look forward to having you back!
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Nice house but could use a little more attention!

  • 3 of 5

This is the fourth house we have rented in Cape Coral and although it had a nice layout, the pool area could have used a good cleaning. The 'pool guy' showed up only once (early in the first week) and never cleaned the pool or hot tub, only checked the chemical level. The cover was still on the pool and when asked if he wanted help uncovering it, said no. We skimmed the pool and topped up the water ourselves during the two weeks we were there. The frame of the screened lanai had a lot of mould on it and the legs of the patio chairs were disintegrating. It would also have been nice to have more than two lounge chairs. I know the information indicated we should bring our own beach towels for the pool but since we were traveling by air to Florida and had limited luggage space, it would have been nice to have some provided. There were plenty of dishes but limited pots and pans and some other basic utensils. There were four of us renting the house and only 6 bath towels. We also had a cockroach in the house which was a bit disconcerting. We did enjoy our stay, but the house and pool area does need some extra attention.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry to hear you weren't totally satisfied with our home. We are always very disappointed when our guests don't bring any maintenance issues to our attention at all during their stay and the first we hear of any of it is during a review. We pride ourselves on having clean and all basic needs stocked in our rental homes. We make sure all of our guests know if any issues arise to let us know. We would have been happy to have any of our cleaning, service or repair guys out right away to take care of your issues so you could have enjoyed the rest of your stay. Our pool is serviced weekly but if there are any issues we are happy to call and schedule and additional service request. Our scheduled service is every Tuesday morning and then often show up by 7am to make sure they don't bother any of our guests. That way when you wake up and are ready for the day the pool has already been taken care of. We also have a pest control company that services the home regularly as well. If there are ever any issues with bugs we need to be told right away so we can have the company out for a specialty treatment to keep the problem under control. We do hope that any future guests who rent our home are aware that all of these issues would have been taken very seriously and dealt with as quickly as possible if brought to our attention.
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Nice house. Love Florida

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, clean and big.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house.. comfortable and fun !!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place .. great location

Thx Crystal đź‘Ś

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We look forward to having you back sometime in the future.
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Nearest Airport
20.5 Miles
Southwest Florida International (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fathoms Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cape Coral Beach

'Cape Dorado' is located in SW Cape Coral near Cape Harbour Marina where you can enjoy boutiques, restaurants and a coffee & gelato shop. Our home is located on the canal systems within great boating distance to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. There are also a variety of amenities nearby including restaurants, boutiques, and much more!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

OFF PEAK $1,000/Week
PEAK SEASON $1,400/week (Mid Nov-Mid April)
1-6 persons included in rental price
Extra persons (Over 6): $50/wk/pp (max 8 guests) ;
Pets $10/day each with approval of certain breeds;
25% Reservation Deposit;
$150 cleaning fee;
11% Florida tax;
No Security Deposit Requried!
Online Payments Available
Dates Available: year round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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