About this rental
Congo Breeze was built to be a luxury vacation rental and you will sense it instantly upon walking into the front door. The common area is huge and has a bar area, pool table, and a new 75 inch wall-mounted Smart TV with premium Bose sound. The common area has 90 degree sliding doors that open up completely and make the outdoor lanai area feel like an extension of the home. The surround sound system plays music through the common areas of the home and lanai.
Amazing, high ceilings throughout the home make it feel much larger than 3000 square feet. Note all the tray ceilings! The home has hard flooring throughout (no carpet) and we do not allow pets, so it is very allergy-friendly.
The lanai contains a gorgeous, large saltwater pool with a sun shelf that you can move a chair into to relax with your feet in the water and a book or drink in your hand. The pool also has a built-in table with seating which is perfect for drinks, card games, or both. We even provide a few waterproof decks of cards (and UNO and Spot-it) to help you get the most out of the table in the pool. Please note that we have a child safety fence for your use around the pool if desired. The lanai area also features a spa and outdoor shower! The lanai also includes bar stools by a window that opens up into the kitchen. The kitchen has high end appliances, loads of storage, and is well equipped.
What an amazing location! We are in the Yacht Club area and are only five minutes from the Caloosahatchee River which is your portal to amazing times at Sanibel Island, Estero Island, Captiva Island, or many other beautiful destinations! Boat rentals are readily available and we have a great boat lift. If you are interested in renting a boat during your vacation be sure to book early! Ask us about our rental boat! We have a 2016 24 foot NauticStar deck boat for rent through a local boat rental company. You can save $25 per night on the house for each day you rent the boat! Our lift is set up for this boat. One advantage to renting our boat is the GPS leaves bread crumbs from past trips. That makes it easier to get to the local destinations if you are not familiar with the area.
The home sits on a beautiful lot and has 120 feet of canal frontage. The frontage has a tiki hut, boat lift, a kayak launch (we provide a two-person kayak for you to use), and plenty of room to catch some sun on the lovely waterfront decking. We see manatees, sting rays, dolphins and many fish species in the canal!
We want you to come to our home to relax - your paradise awaits! No need to spend additional money or take up luggage space on supplies and paper products! We provide you with pretty much everything you need during your vacation – toilet paper, paper towel, dishwasher soap, dish soap, hand soap, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, laundry soap, tissues, and even some spices. We also provide coffee/filters/creamer. We provide a hair dryer in each of the two suites and we also have a scale for your use. We don't charge electricity fees or fees for extra guests either! We want you to be able to travel lightly and not worry about extra fees!
We have solar panels and that allows us to offer you no additional charges for electricity! You can ask us to set your ideal pool and spa temperature and we don't charge a pool heating fee. We also offer a ChargePoint Electric car charger for you to use at no extra charge. It can be used to charge any electric vehicle but may require an adaptor for certain vehicles. We can provide an adaptor for Tesla's.
We provide five adult bikes you can use to explore the area! One of them is 24 inches which is perfect for most teenagers. The local roads have a bike lane which makes biking easy and safe. The Yacht club is 1.9 miles away and makes a great biking destination.
There are two large master suites (king size beds) each with an attached bathroom which makes this home perfect for two families! There are three additional bedrooms, one with a king size bed, one with a queen, and one with two twin XL (longer so it fits adults) bunk beds. Each bedroom has its own wall mounted smart television except for the bunk bed bedroom. In addition, we have two comfortable air mattresses and bedding that you can use if need be.
High speed internet and over 125 television channels are provided for your enjoyment. We have multiple routers throughout the home to ensure great coverage in both the home and outdoor living areas. The WIFI signal is strong and can be accessed in the pool area and down at the canal frontage.
Congo Breeze has two central air conditioners and offers two variable adjustable zones. There is a full size laundry room with a washer and dryer for your use. We have an additional dryer in the garage, along with two drying racks for your convenience. Plenty of pool towels are provided.
Feel free to use the grill. You may have to refill the propane tank if it's empty. Please clean the grill after each use.
We have heard feedback from guests that they love staying at Congo Breeze because there is so much room and so much to do! The pool and lanai area are much larger than most places and we have surround sound music to make it feel like a resort. With ping pong, cornhole, billiards, etc... you could easily spend entire days at our house without needing to leave to spend money on entertainment.
Yacht Club less than 2 miles away!
Plenty of parking in the circular driveway.
Over 3000 square feet but feels much larger with the high ceilings and the outdoor living space. Huge sliders that open to truly make the lanai an extension of the home.
Why Kids Love It
The pool and spa are amazing and much larger than you typically find for a private pool. Fun games to play, plenty of room to run around.
Coveted Yacht Club neighborhood in SE Cape Coral
Favorite Places To Eat
Paradise Pizza is amazing (closed Monday's)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Laptop Friendly workspace
Private living room
Suitable for infants
Single level home
Extra pillows and blankets
Room darkening shades
Long term stays allowed
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Drying rack for clothing
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Jun 02 - Dec 30 2023
Jan 01 - Jan 01 2024
Jan 03 - Jan 03 2024
Jan 05 - Jan 05 2024
Jan 07 - Jan 07 2024
Cleaning fee: $399
Tax Rate: 6.5%
Rates are estimated and vary based on a variety of factors. To get exact pricing visit our direct web site and input your dates or browse our calendar which shows exact pricing per night. Please ask about discount codes as we do offer them sometimes when demand is lower than usual or for long stays.
Insurance fee is nightly.
Last updated on December 02, 2023
Hosted by Patti Bartels
Member since 2022
Year Purchased: 2022
About the owner: We wanted to tell you a little bit about our family and our beautiful home in Cape Coral. My husband Mike and I have been married over 20 years and have three teenage children. As a family we enjoy traveling and have always loved warm weather destinations. We are from Grand Rapids, Michigan so our favorite time to travel is during the cold, winter months. We fell in love with this area the first time we visited. As a family we enjoy boating and exploring the beautiful outdoors, so this area is a perfect fit for us. Our dream is to retire
Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any ideas to make our paradise even better! We hope you enjoy our home and have a fabulous time in Cape Coral!
Why this property? This home sold us before we even stepped foot inside - we could tell from the pictures it was well built and we LOVED the layout! Such a great layout for guests and for our family also.
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Congo Breeze Web Site. Use discount code FLORIDARENTAL.
Guestbook comments from the host:
Perfect location, beautifully decorated, totally equipped for your perfect get-a-way! Patti and Mike are AWESOME host that make you feel like part of their family. They even ordered new floats for the pool during our stay:). Our family of 10 (8 adults and 2 children) had the best time relaxing by the pool and just hanging out together playing pool, ping pong and watching movies. The home is equipped with all the extras for a true vacation down to the expresso machine for those expresso martinis for dessert:). We rented the boat for the week which allowed us to explore the area and visit different restaurants and beaches. Truly an amazing trip that we will forever remember!! Definitely on our list to return
Our stay at Congo Breeze was great - 5 stars all the way!! The house was clean, the hosts were supportive and responsive, instructions were easy to follow. I am sure to return!
Communication with the owners was easy and fast. The house is in very good and clean condition, the kitchen is very well equipped, and there are enough towels and bed linen. The outdoor area with pool, pool loungers, seating and barbecue is spacious. We would love to come back when the opportunity arises.
My family had a great time. We rented 4 jet skis that we could tie up at the dock. Cool off, eat, play pool, swim, and put a 1000-piece puzzle together. Just a great place for the family to enjoy each other in the best of best accommodations.
I can not say enough about this property and the care we felt while making the reservation as well as during our stay! I titled it million-dollar moments because in our family we call the such special moments you can’t replace million-dollar moments. I couldn’t have imagined a better family vacation!!! My little ones will have so many amazing memories that will last a lifetime!
This house was absolutely beautiful and very clean. The location was perfect if you’re looking to visit Ft. Myers Beach or Sanibel Island. Quiet neighborhood. Definitely would stay here again if I am ever back in the area. Definitely recommend this place to stay!"
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there free parking?
There is plenty of free parking! Two stalls in the garage are available for your use and we have a huge turnaround driveway that fits many additional vehicles. The circular driveway is great if you are pulling a trailer.
What amenities are provided?
Beach chairs, coolers, a 2-person kayak, boogie-boards, cornhole, five bikes, and two fishing poles (can’t guarantee they will function perfectly as we don’t have time to check them between every guest).
Pretty much everything, although some items may run out occasionally as we don’t have the time to re-stock between every guest! We provide plenty of bath towels and pool towels. We also provide soap for every sink and shampoo, conditioner, and soap for every shower. Toilet paper is also provided. The two bathrooms in the suites have a hair dryer.
The kitchen is fully stocked and we also provide dish soap, dishwasher detergent, and paper towels. Additionally, we provide paper plates and napkins. We also include ziplock bags of different sizes.
We have a washing machine and two dryers. We provide laundry detergent. We have an iron and ironing board.
Two of the bedrooms come with an alarm clock with a built-in wireless charger. The other bedrooms have plenty of convenient outlets for charging your accessories.
We even have a scale you can use to weigh your luggage when you check out. Our aim is to make travel extremely convenient by providing most of what you will need to enjoy our beautiful home.
Is there an elevator/handicap access?
Everything is on one level so there is no need for an elevator! You can get into the house with no steps in your way. The master shower is also wheelchair accessible. There is one small step in the lanai to get to the pool level.
What is the cancellation policy?
Travelers who cancel at least 30 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount they've paid. If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, no refund will be provided.
How do we check in?
We have an electronic keypad and before your stay we reach out to let you select the PIN you would like to use during your stay. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that!
What are check-in and check-out times?
Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 10:00 am.
Can we check-in early or check-out late?
Sometimes. A lot will depend on our cleaner's schedule and if we have a same-day turnover.
Are there restaurants and stores nearby?
Yes! The Yacht Club beach area and Boathouse restaurant are fewer than two miles away and are a great bike ride. The Tiki Hut Bar & Grill is two miles away. We are within two miles from Cape Coral Parkway which has all kinds of options.
Are there additional charges?
Apart from a $399 charge for the cleaner and $5 daily for insurance, we have no extra charges! We do not charge for extra guests, although we do limit guests to 12 without prior permission. We also do not charge for electricity and we let you heat the pool for free!
Additionally, we have a level two electric car charger you can use free of charge. We do charge for actual damages incurred and there is a $100 fee if you forget to leave the garage door opener in the house.
When and how do we make payments?
When you book online you will pay 50% of the estimated total. The remaining amount due will be collected 14-21 days prior to your arrival.
Is there an emergency contact number?
Yes! We have a local contact and provide his phone number upon your arrival. Additionally, we are available from Michigan as needed.
What is the exact address?
5332 Congo Ct.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Is there wireless service?
Absolutely! We have very fast internet and mesh routers throughout the home to ensure suburb coverage.
Do you have cable TV?
Yes! We have cable TV with well over 150 channels and every TV is a smart TV for streaming your favorite shows and movies. We have six televisions in total. The main TV is 75 inches and has Bose Surround sound. The TV in the lanai is 65 inches and has a soundbar to make sure you can watch and hear despite the fun that is happening in the pool. The TV in the master suite is 50 inches. Every bedroom has a TV with the exception of the bunk room.
What about pets?
We do not allow pets.
Do you allow toddlers?
Yes! However, we do not have a high chair or pack-and-play. We do have a safety gate for the pool – that is usually stored in the third stall of the garage.
Do you allow parties?
No – if you are looking to throw a party and/or be very loud please book another home. We are in a quiet residential area and have great neighbors. We want to be respectful of them.
Hosted by Patti Bartels