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No Hurricane Damage at This Waterfront Luxury with Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3+ BR, 2+ Bath, Sleeps 6 - 8

This is an incredibly open, inviting Florida home with plenty of sun to warm you, and water to cool you. From the street, the pave stone circle drive is ringed by Royal Palms, a majestic Florida tree. Drive into the two car garage, or stroll thru the front door and see what awaits!

Two full living areas with leather seating and big screen TVs flank either side of the fully appointed kitchen and dining areas. A master suite with Queen bed and bath is spacious, and offers plenty of closet and drawer storage. Bath includes both a shower and jetted tub, along with his and her sinks.

Another bedroom offers one Queen bed, and the third bedroom has two twins. Both of these bedrooms share a full bathroom.

A 'bonus' sleeping room contains a full size 'click-clack' which is extremely thick and comfortable. No closet in this bonus room means we can not call it an actual bedroom, though it serves that purpose for many of our guests.

Three sides of the home's interior open up with glass sliding doors, so that inside/outside living is seamless. The covered lanai has a dining table for four, a comfortable couch and big screen TV. Just beyond is the crystal clear pool with easy entry steps and waterfall for hours of relaxation. The pool is enclosed by a large screened cage. A 6 person hot tub flanks the pool and is positioned for easy canal front water views.

Step beyond the pool, and you'll take a few steps to the boat dock and deck areas. This dock has two lifts, so if you're a boater, this is another valuable benefit. Relax on the dock and perfect your suntan, or fish from the dock for some excellent catch of the day!

More Details

Betsy Donnelly
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Betsy Donnelly

We live in Kansas City and own five vacation rentals, though our flagship property is Palaco Grande in Cape Coral, FLA. Our long term goal is to live here at Palaco Grande year round and get out of the crazy Kansas weather. But til that happens, we welcome guests to come and enjoy it themselves!

Betsy Donnelly purchased this villa in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Palaco Grande for the month of January 2013 and had a great time. The house was beautiful and spotless. The views were amazing and I enjoyed being in a quiet residential neighborhood. The owner was helpful with any questions we had. We did not want to leave!
Dec 2012
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Sanibel Island
Tarpon Point Marina
Cape Coral Yacht Basin
Walmart Supercenter
Del Prado Steak House -- CLOSED
Sweetbay Supermarket -- CLOSED
Yacht Club Community Pool
Twisted Conch -- CLOSED
Bread Pete
Cape Coral Yacht & Racquet
Azucar Restaurant and Bakery
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Backstreets, The Dek
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Coral Oaks Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-41 and I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Moretti's Italian Grill
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Ft Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva
Car: recommended

Cape Coral is what vacationers who visit Florida are looking for. Sunshine, sand, surf and plenty of terrific boating and fishing.

For those who love the water, the Caloosahatchie River and the Gulf of Mexico are 60 seconds (only four houses!) by boat from this canal-front home -- and no bridges mean easy sailboat access.

10 minutes from The Cape Coral Yacht Club gives visitors access to the beach, waterfront dining, swimming pools, tennis courts, public boat launch, picnic areas and more.

This home is just ten minutes from downtown Ft Myers, the cultural center of town and the historic Edison and Ford summer homes/museums. A few more minutes and you can be on Ft Myers Beach, or the beautiful seashelled islands of Captiva and Sanibel.


Cape Coral Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • River ...
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size clik-clak
  • Every bedroom has a flat screen TV with remote control. Also, ceiling fans in each bedroom -- and thru out the home -- keep the Florida breezes flowing.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Every room in this home has a flatscreen TV....including the covered lanai! Also, plenty of ceiling fans thru out keep the Florida breezes flowing.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews

What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! My mother, husband and I have rented in Cape Coral for ten years and this was definitely our best stay ever. We loved everything about this house. I'm kind of a clean freak and I can't tell you how happy I was when I walked into a 'Super' clean house. Inside and out, this property is beautifully furnished and exceptionally well-maintained. You can sure tell the owners take a lot of pride in this great property. It's very well equipped and has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. There are TVs in both of the living rooms, all bedrooms and also in the lanai area. (We sure had fun with the voice activated Xfinity TV system!) We were there for two weeks and spent most of the time outside enjoying the great weather and beautiful view from the lanai. We also spent time every day in the wonderful pool and hot tub. I just can't say enough good things about this place . . we just loved it and had a wonderful vacation. We've already booked it again for next year!

The property owner, Betsy, is a gem to work with. The whole rental process from beginning to end went so smoothly due to her diligent efforts. She was always so prompt and thorough in all her communications with us. She's a pleasure to deal with and sounds like a really fun lady!

I highly recommend this house . . for young and old, couples and families. You won't be disappointed!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful house! Looking forward to next year!

Jill, Glen & Judy from Weyauwega, WI

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jill, Glen and Judy: Thank you so very much for your kind words in this guest review. In this business, the way to my heart always has five stars attached to it! You and your family made ideal guests, and we were grateful to have you with us. You were excellent renters and very respectful of our home. A special thanks from our cleaning lady LaCosta who works as hard as she does in keeping Palaco Grande immaculate for guests just like you. Your favorable review will go a long way toward helping others make a good vacation rental home decision. Hopefully next Spring we'll have an opp to meet you personally! Til then, our thanks and have a great year ahead! - Betsy Donnelly, Homeowner
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Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Palaco Grande over the Christmas holidays. Betsy was kind enough to call me a couple of times prior to our stay to assure me we had made the right choice and that everything was ready and waiting for us in sunny Florida!

She couldn't have been more right. The house was easy to access and was full of every amenity you could ask for. It was clean with lots of spare bedding, towels and bathroom tissue. The furniture was modern and suited the home well. The wi-fi was high-speed and tvs were all new and worked perfectly.

Between the pool and the hot tub, it was hard to drag ourselves out of the house but when you do, everything is easy to find. Fort Myers Beach is a short 25 minute drive if you want some stellar sandy beaches and lots of tourists but if you want some quiet time to relax and float in a pool, this is your place.

We spent our holiday afternoons in the hottub with a cocktail to watch the sunset and wave at passing boats. It really was a fabulous house and I would recommend this to both couples and families that like to spend time together having bbqs and making blender drinks!

We didn't have a boating license but I would imagine if you did, this house would be perfect for that type of adventure as well.

I expect we will be back for another visit to Cape Coral and I would rent Palaco Grande in a hearbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I am absolutely glowing after reading about your favorable vacation experience. We try to always do our best, and it looks like that effort paid off. I'm so pleased. Thank you for writing this dear Steffanie H as these kinds of social media recommendations go a long, long way to helping others make a vacation rental home decision. You and your family make ideal guests, and you're welcome back anytime.......with sincere thanks!
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Paradise on the Water

  • 5 of 5

Palaco Grande is one of the best homes we have ever stayed in, the home has everything a family would need, from the relaxing hot tub to the pool. The Cape Coral area has a ton of great restaurants from pubs to fine dining. Betsy took care of everything, she is an owner that really cares about her property and it shows. I would recommend this home to my friends and family, once again thank you Betsy for sharing your home with us. There is no question we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Villa

  • 5 of 5

Es ist ein sehr schönes Haus mit einer super Lage direkt am breiten Kanal. Das ganze Quartier ist gepflegt und macht einen sehr gehobenen und sauberen Eindruck.

Die Möblierung ist schön und man fühlt sich sofort zu hause. Wir haben es sehr, sehr genossen.

Einziger Schwachpunkt sind die Pfannen in der Küche. Billigeres Material habe ich noch nie gesehen. Kochen ist eine Herausforderung.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rolf........I'm not quite certain what you're saying here but I can tell it's a FIVE STAR review. We appreciate that so very much, as others will when they read it and consider booking their own vacation with us at Palaco Grande. You are a kind and gracious family, and we welcome you back with us anytime you are ready -- along with a special VIP returning guest discount. No matter what language, I hope the words THANK YOU translate perfectly from our heart to yours! - Betsy Donnelly
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Super 4th of July

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this great house as a get away for the 4th of July. The accommodations were great and having our boat in the backyard made getting out to sea a breeze. We found the house to be in a great location, close to lots of stores etc and the pool and dock were just what we needed to enjoying a relaxing time away. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to take their family and their boat for a great get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Mrs. U for your wonderful review. It helps others who are considering putting their trust in us for their next vacation. We love Palaco Grande for all the reasons you indicated, and look forward to enjoying it ourselves soon. You and your fam make ideal guests and we want to welcome you to any of our five vacation rental homes for a special VIP returning guest discount. We send best wishes and blessings your way!
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Great place to relax with family.

  • 4 of 5

Two week stay at Palaco Grande was very relaxing. Home was big and clean, had lots of space to sit and relax. Enjoyed our morning coffee out on the dock and patio areas. Fishing was fun, boat dock made it easy for my son in laws boat. Public ramp gave us easy access. Highly recommend this vacation home.

Betsy made contracting this home very easy.

Thank you, Vincent & Marie

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vincent and Marie: What a pleasure to have you as our guests. We're so pleased you enjoyed your vacation rental home, Palaco Grande. You make ideal guests and are welcome back to any of our five vacation rentals with a special VIP discount in the future. Our thanks for placing your confidence in us. Wishing you blue skies and fair winds for all the days to come!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Ask me about pets! $100
Cleaning $225

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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