About this rental
The villa is in a gated community and has 4 bedrooms, 2 queen size bed rooms, one is a master bedroom with a large walk in closet and en-suite with large Roman bath, two washbasins, cupboards underneath and a separate shower unit. The other queen bedroom shares the family bathroom with 2 twin bedded rooms. There are two lounges, one with dining area and the other with patio doors leading out to the south facing lanai and pool area. The kitchen is fully equipped with all one could wish for in a holiday home, huge American fridge/freezer with ice making machine, 4 ringed ceramic hob and large oven, dishwasher, microwave and waste disposal. There is a separate laundry room with washer and drier. The garage has space for 2 cars. Outside on the lanai there is a large dining table and chairs for al fresco dining and 4 sun loungers for enjoying the wall to wall sunshine overlooking the lake which abounds with wildlife. The pool and lanai area are south facing and you can see the sun rise in the morning and it stays until just before sunset.
The principal reason we picked this villa for our vacation home was the wonderful view over the lake from the lanai, the abundant wildlife is a joy to behold. At sunrise you can watch the birds landing in the adjacent bald cypress trees warming themselves and singing to welcome the sunrise. The lake itself lights up as the sun rises over it, looks spectacular and it is a great pleasure to enjoy breakfast on the patio in the warmth of Florida. The villa is in walking distance to Supertarget and a number of restaurants.
Several golf courses are within easy driving distances.
It is an easy drive to the beautiful beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva. You can often spot dolphins playing in the sea and the ospreys hunting for fish.
Why Kids Love It
The private pool is a magnet for the children. There is nothing better after spending a day out coming back to the villa for a refreshing dip in the pool.
Lakes Park is a perfect place to take children as there are lots of amenities for them ranging from water playgrounds, bikes for hire, train rides and spotting the odd alligator.
There are several crazy golfcourses within a short distance.
Beachwalk Isles is a gated 3 lake community and is very close to supermarkets, restaurants, beaches and Sanibel outlets is about 2 mile away for a bit of retail therapy.
For golfers there are many municipal courses, the closest is San Carlos and Fort Myers Country Club, both within a 10-15 minute drive.
For movie buffs, Bell Tower has multi-screens and for great fun try the Beach Theatre on Estero where you can have a meal and drink whilst watching a movie in comfortable armchairs.
On Sanibel Ding Darling Wildlife Reserve is fantastic for going at low tide to see a multitude of birds.
For the more adventurous a day trip to the Everglades is well worth doing.
A must do is a visit to the Edison Ford Estate in downtown Fort Myers.
Favorite Places To Eat
Doc Fords has a wonderful setting overlooking the back bay and has great views. In season there are groups playing and the food is good.
Pinchers Crab Shack is great for taking kids as the kids eat free every day.
Road house For music lovers there is fine dining and jazz players and is within walking distance.
The very small intimate restaurant called Blanc is a 5 minute drive away.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Swimming Pool, Heater, Deadbolt lock, Smoke detector, Exterior lighting, Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer, Paper Towels, Shampoo, Toilet Paper, Living Room, Coffee Grinder, Ice Maker, Kettle, Dining Area, Books, Beach Towels, Outdoor Pool.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 01 - Sep 30 2022
Oct 01 - Oct 31 2022
Nov 01 - Nov 30 2022
Nov 01 - Dec 18 2022
Dec 01 - Dec 23 2022
cleaning fee: $150
Tax Rate: 11.5%
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation allowed after booking for exceptional circumstances i.e. Coronavirus and medical conditions.
Last updated on September 04, 2022
Hosted by Joan Petch
Member since 2019
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: We are a retired couple from the UK and spend as much time as possible at the villa. Our grandchildren love coming over to enjoy the pool and malls.
Why this property? We bought this property as a home from home to enjoy the Florida way of life. We were particularly attracted to the villa as it is south facing with wonderful views of the wildlife on the lake. Also of importance was the proximity of local amenities, ie. shopping, restaurants and nearby golf courses.
Guestbook comments from the host:
Had a great time in this spacious house. It is located in a quiet neighborhood fairly close to several amenities. Aside from a couple glass tables not being super kid friendly, the house was large enough for my child to explore around. Would love to stay here again.
We spent 10 wonderful days in this villa. Lots of space and rooms, we were only 4 and we will come back with more family or friends for sure. You can find everything you need and more, very well cleaned and organised! The pool was just perfect and the view! We had all our meals outside, our favorite one was the breakfast when we can watch wildlife all around. We really did not want to leave! Thank you very much! Merci beaucoup! The French family from Wisconsin
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 14, 2021
So glad you enjoyed your stay. you were a pleasure to deal with and we would like to see you again. Thank you for the review
perfect beach retreat
very comfortable home in a quiet neighborhood. 15 min drive to the beach, various different beaches are nearby. shopping within walking distance.
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: July 12, 2020
So pleased you enjoyed your holiday. You were a pleasure to deal with and we would love you to stay again in the future.
This was a wonderful 4br with a pool 5 miles from Ft.Myers Beach and a great gated community with everything you need close by (grocery,Target, Wal-Mart ect.) we really enjoyed our stay.
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 12, 2020
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and would welcome you back any time in the future.
Hosted by Joan Petch