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Amazing Estate on Nature Preserve - Close to Everything

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Joel - Private Paradise

3 bedrooms, 1 Den (additional sleeping / futon) 3 Bathrooms, 1 Powder room,

This outstanding home is located on a full acres of land facing a 15 acres nature preserve featuring multiple lakes and amazing wildlife to view, including birds, otters, racoons, turtles, tortoises, ...

The home features 3 Bedrooms with 3 en-suite bathrooms and a powder room. Ceramic Tiles throughout and plush carpeting in the bedrooms. Large Living Room with flat screen HDTV, dining room and spacious kitchen. 2-car garage. Heated private pool and spa (electric Heater for pool/spa is optional and extra fees) with ample room to lounge in the sun. covered and shaded outside dining to enjoy those mild Florida evenings!

electric Grill is available

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Martina Pfuner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2016
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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Amazing Estate on Nature Preserve - Close to Everything
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Water smells disgusting! And Management never replies back,

  • 2 of 5

Beautiful view! However, there are a few things that made me not give the house a higher rating, to begin with the water here STINKS like rotten eggs, (not to mention that it is slimy) you cannot drink, brush your teeth, shower, nor cook with it, it smells so terribly that we all had to buy extra gallons of water to cook, and shower, if you decide to use it be prepared to have a very smelly hair, body and house for a good 2 hours. The first morning we spent there we woke up to no water, apparently there are lizzards and little insects that get in the way and cause for the water to stop running that's what we were told by the gentlemen that went later on that day. The management is very attentive and replies extremely quick before your getaway, but after your stay, good luck, i have sent Martina approximately 3-4 emails with not a single response, also if you go and leave a clean house, bbq, clean linens and towels hoping to get your deposit back, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! They do not return it! They keep it! No matter how clean you leave the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To clear something up, we did not kept or charge the security deposit of $ 200.00 so there was no deposit to give back. The $ 50.00 pet fee then was used for what was for the electric pool heater we had to turn on and the pool was heated up to 91 degrees. Electric usage is high for the electric heater and the KWh usage used will be close or even higher.
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Very Quiet and Private

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very comfortable. The home was very clean and had all of the kitchen items we needed. Our favorite part was the pool and hot tub. The lanai area is beautiful. Only two small things to mention; as others have stated the water did have a strong sulfur smell but there is filtered water in the kitchen and while we managed to use the outdoor grill it could use some repair. Overall a great experience! The owners were very responsive. We would definitely recommend this home and would return again ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive and friendly feedback, we are glad you enjoyed and had a pleasant stay in our rental and hope to welcome you soon back. Thank you and LIVE YOUR DREAMS Martina
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Fort Myers Florida

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks and the house suited our needs perfectly. Quiet neighborhood, close to town but far enough away to be private. The house is well stocked with an abundance of kitchen items for your use. The pool and hot tub are beautiful but you do need help getting the hot tub to work. The heating is extra and not in the contract or anywhere else until you speak with the property manager. There is a very strong sulfur smell when you run the water. We did contact the manager about it and they sent someone out to look at it because there is a water conditioning system for the house. The only thing that helped with the smell was that the more it was ran the better it was.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a great time. We are maintaining and working on improving the water quality Thank you again.
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Nearly perfect vacation home

  • 4 of 5

This house is set up perfectly for a vacation house. Each of the 3 bedrooms is en suite. The master and one of the others lead directly to the lanai pool/hot tub area. It's at the end of a cul-de-sac and very private. It's not within reasonable walking distance to anything, but that wasn't a problem for us. Our kids don't care for the beach, so a 1/2 drive once during the week reminded them why they prefer a pool and great set up like this place. All in all it was, like I titled the review - a nearly perfect vacation home. The - and I'm not exaggerating ONLY draw back that we found was the water. The sulfur was literally overwhelming and nauseating. My kids refused to use the showers and my pre teen daughter was dry heaving the one time she considered it. I suppose it's one of the drawbacks one has to deal with being at sea level with little to no soil in which water can be filtered; however, I have to believe there is some kind of treatment available. Since there was a drinking water filter, the nasty water was not a deal-breaker. With that single item being the only potentially negative thing I could say, I wouldn't let that stop you from renting this place - it was FANTASTIC and exactly as advertised.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and comments , which are greatly appreciated. We are working on improving the water quality. We hope to be able to welcome you and your family to Lehigh Acres again! All the best to you and your family Martina Pfuner, Live your Dreams I&E, Inc.
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Blairsville, GA

Retired couple with small dog

  • 4 of 5

The home was exactly as described. Very open, airy and comfortable. There were a few minor issues to be corrected and Martina, the property manager was exceptionally responsive in aresolving these. The kitchen is quite well stocked with flatware, glasses, china and cookware, requiring less dish washing..though there is a good dishwasher. The water purification tank in the kitchen was delightful, since the Fla sulphur water is less than tasty. The pool is quite lovely as well as the spa, the weather was quite cool so we could not enjoy the pool. However just sitting beside it in the sunshine with a book was most relaxng. A good , remote , private home for total relaxation. Some of the major appliances are a little "dated", but serviceable. Overall quite a nice experience. PE Blairsville, GA

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and comments, which are greatly appreciated. We hope to be able to welcome you and your family to Lehigh Acres again very soon! All the best to you and yours, Martina
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as advertised, very clean, and a perfect location for the family event we had to attend in LaBelle. The pool is an excellent size for a weekend get away and the kids thoroughly enjoyed that aspect. The appliances and cookware/serving ware were all accessible and easy to find. The outdoor space was lovely and the sunrise coming over the water was fantastic.

It was unclear that we had to plan ahead for the heating of the hot tub, but the owner responded within a reasonable time and it was up and running fairly quickly.

Recommendations for the owner:

Supplies to suggest renters bring: soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, paper towels

A "checkout" check list would be great. Meaning, it wasn't clear if what we should do (if anything) with sheets and towels, dishes, etc. While we did makes sure that all the dishes were done, we just weren't sure what to do about linens. That would be a great "add" to your binder for future renters.

Thank you for a great trip!! Your rental made the family event much easier for many of us! If we were in the location regularly, we would definitely rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments, which are greatly appreciated We are thrilled you, your family had a great time. We enjoyed having you and thank you for your suggestions it really helps us to improve for the future. Thank you and we wish you all the best, Happy Holidays and hopefully you will have time to visit again next year! Martina Pfuner, Live your Dreams I&E, Inc.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Ft. Myers Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mirror Lakes Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Maria's (Italien cusin)
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Ft. Myers Beach
Car: necessary

The sunsets over the nature preserve are spectacular to watch from your private pool area


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Joel, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee (+) £127
Refundable Damage Deposit £329
Utilities £41
Tax Rate 11.0%

Optional and extra electric pool/spa heater
Electric POOL heater will be charged extra AS PER kWh USAGE (CAN BE $ 80 - 120 + PER WEEK) seasonal/ monthly rent will be charged as per original electric bill for the rental time period.
Or as per KwH usage during stay / rental
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

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30% Deposit of net rental is due at time of reservation
Balance due upon arrival - within the 3rd day of arrival

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Joel in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2287 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , his and her vanities
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom also has door to the pool area
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Den - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) 2 Guest Bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1) criba and high-chair available upon request, Futon (1) Den
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The view across the nature preserve and the location at the end of a cul-de-sac are priceless!

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