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Key West Estate Home on Pristine 2.5 Acres - Dogs Welcome

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Fort Myers - A Beautiful View

Discover the botanical beauty of this private estate.

This two story home is nestled in a private cypress reserve that is walking distance to the Six Mile Cypress Slough . The rental unit encompasses the entire first floor of this beautiful Key West style home.

The first floor unit is 2200 square feet under roof which includes a main bedroom, full bath, laundry room, Dining/Kitchen area, a spacious Second Bedroom/Living Room with closet, an enclosed Florida Room and covered drive through carport. (The owners live in the second floor unit which is locked off from the first floor rental. Prior to renovations, completed in May of 2016, the rental was much smaller and a few of the reviews made mention of the unit size which now is double the previous square footage.)

Share breathtaking views overlooking a manicured 2.5 acre park like setting and large saltwater pool and deck. The hot tub on the second floor deck is available to our guests from 9 AM to 9 PM.

Guests have claimed it's like living in a nature preserve.

From the pool deck, enjoy views of the lake, pool and two and a half acres of SW Florida paradise. Watch herons, hawks and the occasional eagle fly over the bass pond which is sought out by the local otters from time to time. There is plenty of room for your boat or RV.

The property is covered with numerous palms, pine, oak and moss covered cypress trees, to name just a few, providing the perfect backdrop to beautiful sunsets. The Six Mile Cypress Slough is a few minutes walk from the house.

The first bedroom is nicely furnished with a Dual Control Sleep Number Queen bed, dresser, Prism TV/DVD player and large closet.

The spacious second bedroom also serves as the living room. The Natuzzi leather queen sleeper/sofa, day bed and two leather rocker/recliners make this a comfortable room to enjoy the 32 inch flat screen TV atop an electric fireplace. Double French doors open on to the glass enclosed Florida Room overlooking the landscaped front yard. High Definition Century Link Prism also provides high speed internet.

The kitchen/dining room features plenty of cabinets, a 10.3 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, microwave, countertop oven and a dual burner cooktop. The table seats up to six and a TV is provided to entertain all while cooking or dining.

The laundry room is just around the corner from the kitchen/dining room. It has a stacked Whirlpool Duet front loading washer and dryer as well as a closet for pantry items. Because of county regulations we had to place the sink and dishwasher in this room just steps away from the main kitchen. Please see the photos which will show the layout.

There is one full bathroom with a shower/tub.

The 24 foot, 13,500 gallon saltwater pool and raised composite deck offer the perfect place to enjoy the views of the pool, pond and lush landscaping.

Our rates are on a nightly or monthly basis. The minimum stay is one week.

We do not charge a cleaning or pet fee!

More Details
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Daniel Grahl
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016
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About Daniel Grahl

Paula and I have always loved two story Key West Style homes with their wraparound porches but didn't want to move to the Islands where they are prevalent. We finally found this beautiful 2.5 acres in 1993 and knew it would be perfect for our dream home. We completed the home the following year and as our children are grown and gone, would like to share it's beauty with others.

Daniel Grahl purchased this house in 1994

Why Daniel Grahl chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Nature Lovers Paradise

What makes this house unique

We love to sit on the second story porches and visit with friends, swapping jokes and stories. As we have lived in Fort Myers since 1979, coming from Indiana, we can offer insights to the Gold Coast of Florida. My best friend calls our home, Shangra La, for good reason. We are also Dog lovers and welcome any visitor with canines under 25 pounds.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Key West Estate Home on Pristine 2.5 Acres - Dogs Welcome
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, perfect location for quiet and privacy that's also very close to anything we wanted to do. Everything we were looking for in a relaxing, easy vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Country like setting but close to everthing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the month of March and had a wonderful time. Dan & Paula were very nice and even looked after our dog during some long day trips. The property feels like your way out in the country but everything you need is a short drive away. The street is private, we enjoyed walking & biking daily with very little traffic. The accommodations were small but with the renovations I'm sure it will be much larger. We really enjoyed sitting by the pool during the day and the pond in the evening. If your looking for a quiet & peaceful place, this is the one.

Thanks Dan/Paula for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a pleasure to stay here.........

  • 5 of 5

Was my 2nd time staying with Dan and once again, I wasn't disappointed. Was clean, quiet and a peaceful stay and very relaxing time for me and my daughter. I hope to be able to come back again! Great location too! highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hidden gem and getaway spot

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay! The owners are considerate, helpful, and very friendly.

The property is great if you have pets, and if you don't Scooter (the resident dog) will make you wish you did.

Ideally the property sleeps a couple, but could probably accommodate other constellations.

The only downside is not having a full kitchen, which we did not mind as there are so many great places to go out to eat within just a 10 minute drive.

Breakfast on the pool deck, or just hanging out there to enjoy the sunset is a major plus!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation

  • 4 of 5

Super clean and the owner is very gentle

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place as described

  • 5 of 5

My wife, dog and I stayed for 10+- days and Dan and Paula were great. Met with a smile and very helpful getting us settled in. It's a great place to relax and enjoy nature. You will forget you are 10 minutes away from "civilization". I would recommend to anyone looking for nice place to stay, especially us dog lovers that need more room to roam than the standard hotel room. Hope to make it back there again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Heritage Palms
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nino's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Fort Myers Beach

1 mile to the Six Mile Cypress Slough

3 miles to the Twin's Baseball Stadium

7 miles to the new Red Sox Baseball Stadium

Easy drive to Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2016
10 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

Stays beyond 7 nights are negotiable. Make an offer. All rates include cleaning. Dogs stay for free. Sorry, but we cannot allow cats for allergy reasons. The property address is: 12030 Honeysuckle Road, Fort Myers, FL 33966. My phone is 239-940-5183.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Fort Myers in the Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) The bedroom has a Queen Sleep Number bed. The second Bedroom also serves as the Living Room. We have a Queen Natuzzi Leather Sleeper Sofa and a Day Bed. See Photos.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A gorgeous quiet getaway that has a parklike atmosphere... yet close to everything.

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