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Large Private House With Pool,directly on Canal, in residential no through road



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
House in Cape Coral, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, private residence

Located in a residential road with no through traffic, a large single storey home. Separate guest annexe,private heated pool with Bar, electric and charcoal BBQ,outside dining,plenty of sunbathing space. On the canal with decking alongside with no through boat traffic to disturb your peace. Within walking distance of the newly developed Cape Harbour and all its facilities. Having the advantage of presenting as a private home with designated on call Housekeeper. Ideally situated for fishing,golfing and boating enthusiasts. Affording central living and dining spaces in an open plan design but with bedroom areas at opposite ends of the house, thus if sharing with friends or family privacy is maintained.direct gulf access for keen boaters,no locks !Separate study with wifi and printer for those who need to stay in touch. Mooring for two boats with dockside electric lift and hose station. Double garage. Quiet neighbourhood. Landscaped garden. The whole property has just been repainted outside and in and re furnished to a high standard,November 2015/August 2016. Check out the re created fifties American diner styled kitchen and bistro area for a touch of "Happy Days" nostalgia ! Minimal selective rental ensures the villa will meet expectations.new guest bathroom ready for October 2016. Regularly used and maintained by owners.Deck sun loungers with comfy cushions, portable loungers poolside. Large family room for watching TV or playing games. Tv in master bedroom. Full length sliders from master suite to lanai allows breeze in on cooler nights.triple full length sliders from formal lounge to lanai and pool also. 2 reception rooms offers peace for views and reading or family tv and games.Formal dining room as well as kitchen bistro area plus outside dining area and bar. Electric garage door with access to interior. Night time outside lighting back and front and dockside..perfect for evening eats and drinks. Pool lighting,lanai ceiling fans. Pool cage prevents bugs and filters sun's rays. Established residential road with lovely neighbours, not a vacation rental street. We endeavour to provide a home from home with many quirky details and evidence of us loving the place! Walk over to Cape Harbour for eats or drinks,the shops and the farmers market. Saunter round their board walk and look at the boats. Altogether a safe,friendly and relaxing area.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

our home was chosen with thought and care,having rented ourselves in the general area. Cape Coral provides a lovely mix of old style America and modern resort living. We are a retired professional couple who have had businesses abroad and Hilary still has her own Interior Design company based in the UK. We appreciate easy living and lovely surroundings.

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Brantford Ontario

The Perrfect Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A beautiful home, a gorgeous canal with dolphins and manatees visiting us daily, to fantastic bars and restaurants within walking distance.

The rooms were beautiful yet comfortable and roomy for us and the kids. The pool got lots of use from kids and adults alike. We definately hope to return next year for another wonderful vacation. Thank you Hillary for making us feel welcomed into your little piece of heaven.

Reviewer location

Brantford Ontario

Date of arrival

March 10, 2016

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Wayne and Tracie, so glad you had a great time and all lived up to expectations. You are now on the "friends" list and look forward to welcoming you back next year... The whole point of selectively renting our home is to share our little bit of heaven!
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Perfect house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The house looked great on-line, and exceeded expectations in-person. Rental properties often lack charm and warmth--not so, this house. The tasteful decor and furnishings were complemented by a myriad of small personal touches, which turned it into a true home-away-from-home. It was evident that the owner desires guests to feel relaxed and welcome.

The kitchen was well-outfitted, and the large enclosed lanai lacked no amenities. We enjoyed swimming in the heated pool, sipping wine from the wine-frig, cooking on the grill, and relaxing on the dock watching boats, flying fish, and manatees go by.

We found the property to be well-maintained, and the owner and housekeeper to be friendly and accommodating . It was a pleasure to deal with them.

The location couldn't be better. It is set on a quiet street---in walking distance of the marina, great bars, restaurants, and shops. We hope to be back again soon!

Brian & Gloria M

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much....we look forward to welcoming you back again...as friends.
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So pleased we chose this house!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property, as we wanted a large water front property in a quiet neighbourhood, with bars and restaurants within walking distance; we also wanted a heated pool, and well equipped kitchen, as we were planning a family Christmas break with our adult offspring.

This house exceeded all of our hopes and expectations. The owners and the housekeeper were a joy to deal with, even offering to keep Christmas gifts that were being delivered for us, and offering help and support when our stay had to be extended at 12 hours notice!

The house is very large, and the neighbourhood is pleasant and quiet, with the facilities of Cape Harbour Marina (boat tours and hire, shops, bars and restaurants) within a five minute walk. The area as a whole has plenty to offer, and the open water is a short paddle away in a kayak (rented locally). We were enchanted by the almost daily visits of two manatees, and spent many an hour trying to photograph the jumping fish in the canal behind the house.

House is VERY well equipped, we cooked a full Christmas dinner, and still didn't manage to use all the utensils!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

. We love the old fashioned friendliness and politeness of the neighbourhood,where people have time to chat to you from the servers in the supermarket to the early morning walkers. Residents take pride in their homes and gardens and are always ready to help out . SW56th Terrace is purely American residential ,we are the only UK residents but have felt at home right from the start. The home is lucky to be right on a canal where dolphins and manatees are often seen . Within easy distance of all amenities it is ideally placed for us.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Fort Myers beach is around 30 minutes by car with a large expanse of clean white beach and beach front restaurants,cafes and ice cream parlours. A water shuttle from Tarpon Marina operates to the beach. Cape Coral Yacht Club is a 10 min drive, smaller beach with facilities. Boat taxis can be taken to Ft Myers beach from Cape Harbour or hire a boat yourself! Vanderbilt Beach near Naples is also worth a trip


A choice of airports..Orlando, Miami and Tampa, Tampa being the nearest at about 2 hour's drive. You can fly in to the local regional airport depending on which country you are coming in from. Why not fly into Orlando.. do Disney then hire a car and drive down to recover in our home in Cape Coral? A rental car is advisable to fully appreciate the area and what it has to offer.


Fort Myers is approx a 30 min drive away. Sanibel and Captiva, around 30 mins by car. All can be reached by boat which is a lovely way to get there. Busch gardens theme park is about 1.5 hours drive away. There is a 10 screen cinema and shopping in Bell Tower Plaza and wonderful pizzas at Grimaldi's

All just over the bridge in Ft Myers. Edison Mall over the bridge and north on the 41 gives further shopping opportunities...JC Penny's for clothing bargains for all the family,especially you golfers. Try a Philly Cheese steak in the food court there

Further Details:

In the nearby Camelot Isles Plaza is a large Publix supermarket, bank, hairdressers,dentist,nail salon,Papa John's, Subway, to name but a few ! Everything you might need on a regular daily basis is to be found there. Cape Harbour development offers more ('Google' for detailed info as this does vary ) Please also google 'what to do in Cape Coral' this place is a hidden gem! No visit is complete without breakfast at Annies and a mooch round the antiques and collectables shop next door. Rent a kayak and cruise the network of canals or hire a bike !


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Jan 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
19 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 8.0%

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owners via email in the first instance, we would be happy to call you and have a more detailed chat: we welcome conversation ! A holding, non refundable deposit of 20% will be requested at booking with the balance payable 6 weeks before departure. An 8% sales tax will be added to all bookings. Payment is to be made via wire transfer to our bank in Florida. Please also note that Christmas bookings are for a minimum of 2 weeks and will be charged at $300 per night plus 8%sales tax. Please note that as from 2017 tax has increased to 11%, we will absorb the extra 3% and due to the poor exchange rate,lower our rates. Our standard rate will become $200 per night inclusive of tax. ( $185 per night instead of $200 per night and tax charged to guests at 8% )

Changeover Day:
We are fully flexible with arrival and departure days. We would ask that departure is before noon and arrival is in usual working hours, to enable our House Manager to meet and greet you. We are often able to accommodate late departures upon request.

Notes on prices:
Please note that 8% sales tax will be added to all pricing. Longer rentals are accepted and we are happy to discuss reduced prices for out of season (June, July, August ) and longer rentals. Tax rate has recently gone up to 11% but we are prepared to maintain it at 8% and absorb the extra to assist our guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Cape Coral offers canal side peace, animal life, boating and the chance to wander over to Cape Harbour if you fancy it. More of a 'hands on' home if you like for family living. The home is owned by us and used by us.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • waterfront


  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, This bathroom serves the master bedroom only
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Two guest rooms share this bathroom
  • Powder room - Toilet, To save entering master and guest suites
  • Large en suite bathroom to Master with sunken tub, walk in shower ,two wash basins in vanity unit with ample drawer and cupboard space below. Separate WC . Wall vanity cupboard.. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bathroom that has been re furnished June 2016 to a high standard, with walk in shower,wash basin in vanity unit and WC. Wall vanity cabinet and ample drawer and cupboard space. Separate powder room with wash basin and WC. Ample towels,wash cloths provided,toilet tissue,facial tissue and hand soap provided.Separate hot water tanks for master and guest bathrooms ensures ample hot water for all.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with sliders onto Lanai
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) However,we restrict our guest capacity to four adults Notes on bedrooms: Large Master bedroom with King bed, his and hers dressing area.Full length glass sliding doors open directly onto the Lanai. Ceiling fan. TV in master bedroom. His and hers mirrored walk in closets with drawers and coat hangers. Hairdryer.Bedrooms 2 and 3 each with twin beds,closets and ceiling fans, giving generous sharing space. All with A/C. All new bed linens throughout. Quality mattress toppers on all beds.bedrooms at side,rear of house for quietness. Master suite tiled floor throughout,guest bedrooms are carpeted. All have bedside cabinets and side lamps. Guest rooms have mirrored sliding closets with coat hangers,hair dryer.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property is privately owned and not a rental property as such, thus affording our guests a home from home. Floor to ceiling glass sliders to lounge and kitchen allow the outside to come in and a light and airy feel throughout. It has the benefits of a peaceful location but is within easy reach of varied leisure facilities and attractions. Our House Manager is on hand to help with any problems and questions. All relaxation areas at rear of the property thus privacy and peace virtually ensured. All furnishings brand new in 2015/16 Outside: Regular size,graduated depth heated pool enclosed in screening making bug nuisance minimal with tiled Lanai area ,bar, dining table and chairs, accessible from guest annexe and kitchen as well as the deck. Wooden decking alongside the canal is the perfect place to relax and spot dolphins and manatees glide lazily by. Tended garden to rear and front Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, drop down ironing board, iron, fixed drying rails. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen provided. Cleaning and bed change once a week. Plenty of towels for your own laundering convenience. Other: Bistro dining area in kitchen. Large study with plenty of work space. Guest annexe and Master Suite at opposite ends of the house ensures privacy.

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