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About the Property
Sleeps 10-14 People, Ideal 2-3 Families Or Group Travel
We arrange boat rentals for you. For example
26 ft Monterey 263 Expl. 5 Days: $ 1050 plus 6% taxes
3 Days special:$ 680-&730 plus taxes
and boat instruction and cleaning fee
Leave the boat at marina or drive it back to the house.
Smaller boats are also available.
Our magnificent Key West style Villa 'Old Florida' combines luxury with a real tropical feeling. The perfect getaway in Paradise surrounded by lush greenery. Situated on a large saltwater canal with gulf access and at the end of a very quiet cul-de-sac, it offers all the amenities you need for 2 to 3 families, group travel or a family reunion.
After a complete remodeling of this luxury villa in 2012 Villa 'Old Florida' features a new heated saltwater pool and waterfall spa (16x30 sqft), a new white metal roof and new pool screen and privacy fence.
This large two-story villa offers more than 3800 sq.ft of air conditioned space and includes a Gingerbread front porch with swing and rocking chairs. Our vacation home is tastefully decorated and well equipped with hardwood floors throughout and a radio surround system.
Villa 'Old Florida' has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a huge game room with pool table and is fully equipped with everything you need for a wonderful vacation.
3 bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes (2 king, 1 queen with Henredon vintage furniture) are situated on the first floor as well as the ensuite master bath with jacuzzi and the 2nd bathroom.
A girl's room with 2 Captain's beds and 2 trundles, 3rd bathroom with separate shower and a boy's room with 2 Captain's beds and 2 trundles are situated on the second floor.
The huge game room with pool table/table tennis, flatscreen TV (32'), DVD player, board games, puzzles, English, German and French books, and Air Hockey make this the perfect retreat for kids and teenagers.
The kitchen includes granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The living room features a beautiful open fire place, high cathedral ceilings with 2 huge fans, flatscreen TV (52'), free movies with Premium DirecTV and free phone calls in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Free WIFI of course.
French doors open onto the lanai and patio with Teak furniture and upscale lounge chairs. The huge table in the kitchen and in the living room can seat 14 people.
The oversized boat dock overlooking the canal will provide waterfront living at its best. Here you can sunbathe, fish (yellow fish lights on the dock help to attract fish) or just relax in the Tiki-Hut and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
A comfortable 26 ft. boat can be rented from a local partner and can accommodate up to 10 people or more. Enjoy a great time on the water under the Bimini Top, or on the sun beds in the bow area. The Monterey has a large extended swim platform with 2 ladders incl. Outdoor freshwater shower. This boat is equipped with stainless steel cup holders, a sink, Stereo Radio / CD with remote, Table and cool box.
Explore the tropical islands Sanibel and Captiva in the Gulf of Mexico or take the boat to one of the many restaurants on the water.
The quite cul-de-sac makes it easy for small children to use our kid's bikes or you can discover this beautiful neighborhood with our 6 beach cruiser bikes for adults.
10 adult bikes kid's bikes, pool table, ping pong table, booogie boards, beach chairs, beach toys, pool accessories, beach mats, cooler, beach stroller, sun shades, library with English, German and French books, kid's toys etc. etc. and a complete set of 14 beach towels, bath towels and luxury bed linen are also at your disposal.
Tiki-Hut and yellow fish lights on the boat dock to attract fish.
Why Kids Love It
The heated salt water pool and spa, pool table and ping pong table in the game room.
Kids and teenagers can hang out upstairs on their own private floor.
See the fish jump on the canal and get the fishing rods to catch them.
Our Key West style Villa Old Florida is situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood, a 5 min drive from Publix, banks and restaurant.
Cape Coral Yacht Club with its white sand beach and playground on the River is a 10 min drive. Watch the beautiful sunsets.
Ft Myers Beach is a 30 min drive from our house.
Tropical Island Sanibel 35 min drive.
Fossile shark teeth hunting on Peace River
or on Gasparilla Beach near Venice
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Adult bikes and children's bikes.
Beach chairs, pool toys, beach stroller
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Michèle Van Elslander - Slunecko
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are a polyglot Belgian family and fell in love with the Sunshine State for boating and fishing.
We enjoy the outdoors, taking the boat out to watch the dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico.
Explore the beaches at Sanibel Island. We love shark teeth hunting on Gasparilla Beach near Venice.
Why this property? Our home was completely remodelled and can accommodate 14 people. It's great for family gatherings and group travel.
You will never feel crowded because it has so much space everywhere.
The Tiki-Hut on the large salt water canal allows for great relaxation on the water. You can see the fish jumping all the time.
Yellow fish lights attract them at night.
We have a lot of bikes at the house and you can discover the residential neighbourhood or venture to Starbucks, a 20 min ride.
Bring your boat on our 10,000 lb boat lift with wrap-around Captain's Dock.
Relax on the wicker lounge chaises on the lanai. Feels like a private resort while watching the coconut trees next to the pool ...
Calendar last updated: April 29, 2019
Beautiful home, amazing pool, wonderful for parents and children alike!
We stayed in this beautiful home for a week in April. It was everything we hoped for in a vacation rental. The house was beautifully decorated and the layout was perfect for us. Downstairs there are three spacious bedrooms, a large living area with an attached dining area, and a well-appointed kitchen with a large breakfast table. The kitchen even had a pass-through window to the pool area, which was great since we loved having our dinner on the lanai next to the pool. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a large living area. Having both an upstairs and downstairs living area was great for our extended family, as the kids could hang out upstairs and play games or watch TV while the adults were socializing in the living room. The lanai, pool, spa and tiki hut in the backyard were great places to unwind after we got back from the beach. We also used the bikes and enjoyed exploring the neighborhood. The house and pool were so relaxing, we ended up forgoing a few beach days just to spend more time in the pool and spa. Although the area had many restaurants, we primarily cooked at the house for most of our stay. The home was very clean and it was easy to arrange our check in and check out. I highly recommend this home and I hope to return again next year!
Stayed: April 2018Submitted: April 28, 2018