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South Facing Yacht Club Location Very Private Direct Gulf Access Luxury Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,165 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 11 nights


About the property

Villa Desoto is the perfect home for boaters seeking an upscale residence with un-matched quick access to the Gulf of Mexico. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in the very popular yacht club area of Cape Coral, the home is very private and luxuriously appointed throughout, from the gorgeous custom-made kitchen to the granite and tumbled stone clad bathrooms.

On stepping through the lushly landscaped front entrance, guests will feel like they have just arrived at their own private oasis. The home has a spacious and airy feel, accented with modern tropical style décor. The first living area has wonderful views over the south facing pool area and combines a quiet seating space with a casual and cozy formal dining area.

This initial living area leads onto the grand open plan Kitchen furnished with stainless steel appliances, custom-made wooden cabinets and finished with a very large granite clad island. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the extremely comfortable main family room and ultimately, the private screened pool area and personal boat dock.

Featuring 3 bedrooms, the Master Bedroom comes complete with king size bed, flat screen cable TV and private Master Bathroom. In keeping with the rest of the home, the Master Bathroom has been decorated to the highest of standards with rich granite, jetted bathtub and large walk in shower clad in tumbled stone. A further 2 guest bedrooms feature a queen size bed and a 2 twin beds. A rather unique feature of this lovely home is that all bedroom suites have large sliding glass doors to the sunny pool area, thus providing lots of light and great access to the lanai.

Stepping outside to the south facing sun-drenched screened lanai, guests can enjoy the oversized deck area with south facing sparkling heated pool. There is outdoor seating for 6 so guests can enjoy alfresco dining. With outdoor waterfront living and relaxation so high on the priority list in sunny Cape Coral, the home is also equipped with a gas barbecue and iced drinks cart. Stepping down to the private dock, guests can spend some quiet time lounging under the tiki hut down by water's edge. A perfect spot for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. The lushly landscaped grounds including established mango trees bearing huge sweet mangos in July are the finishing touch to your own piece of paradise that Florida is famous for and provides privacy and a feeling of tropical tranquility.

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Property Manager
Keely Smith
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

What makes this house unique

Villa Desoto is the perfect home for boaters seeking an upscale residence with un-matched quick access to the Gulf of Mexico. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in the very popular yacht club area of Cape Coral, the home is very private and luxuriou

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've used this management company on three occasions now in the last 12 months. The villa we previously rented was unavailable (How dare the owners decide to move back in permanently in that one!) On this most recent trip so we asked Keely what was available and this one was highlighted. We stayed approx four weeks and had no problems with the villa. It is situated great for those who may have/ or rent a boat as access to the open river and main waterways is very close. (Some locations in Cape Coral you may spend 20 minutes chugging at 5kts to get anywhere near this position) Having said that, we didn't use a boat on this occasion but I would recommend it if you do. No one seems to walk anywhere in the US but we found this villa was within easy walking distance (10 mins) of a small beach over looking the main waterway. (Cape Coral Yacht Club) There was also the Boathouse restaurant/ bar there which became a regular haunt as I didn't have to drive there to see the fantastic sunsets and have a few beers. The beach was very clean and would suit families with young kids who maybe didn't want a long day at one of the Gulf beaches. The main beaches, Fort Myers/ Sanibel Island etc are between 25 and 40 minutes drive away depending on traffic. However this location is about as good as you're going to get to reach the main access roads and the bridge over the river towards Fort Myers. Most of the local restaurants aren't too far away either. 4 to 5 minute drive, or about a 1.5 mile walk. As for the Villa it's at the end of a cul de sac, has no passing vehicle traffic, large comfortable rooms, big TV, and the kitchen has everything you'll need. I spent a lot of time drinking beer and catching fish off the decking area out back, or lounging around in the sun on one of the very cushioned loungers (They're usually so hard/ nasty in many villas!) The pool is a good size too. I think you'd benefit from this villa more if you have a boat, but we enjoyed our stay a lot and will be returning. As for this management company, we didn't experience any problems, (nor have we with previous rentals) however Keely was calling with advice and updates re an imminent hurricane which luckily stayed out of reach. It was that kind of thing which leads you to believe they are looking out for your interests. (I have experienced some quite indifferent management companies on prior visits to Cape Coral) So yes, I'd recommend a stay here. Only please try and avoid any dates that I want.
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Yacht Club around the Cape Coral

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2165 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No boat, motorcycle or jet ski trailers allowed
  • Minimum Rental Age is 25
  • No RV's as per Cape Coral City Ordinance
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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South Facing Yacht Club Location Very Private Direct Gulf Access Luxury Home
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Relaxing vacation here yet again

  • 5 of 5

This is about the 3rd or 4th time we've stayed in this property, and about 6 times we've used the same management co which should tell you a lot. The villa is exactly as described and at the end of a quiet cul de sac. Most days we spent at least some time lounging around at the side of the waterway. (This time we had daily visits by a dolphin catching fish a few feet from the waters edge! Manatees in the past)

The villa has pretty much everything you'll need and is handy for the Cape Coral Yacht Cub about a ten minute walk away and Driftwood beach is there too.

Villa is spotless, well maintained, and Keely and the management co keep you updated as to what's on in the area. We'll be back again when time permits so I would readily recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your kind words. So glad you guys had a great time and enjoyed the home once again. Hope to see you again next year!
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Brightons, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. Scotland

Nice villa close to Yacht Club.

  • 4 of 5

This villa is in a nice quiet area close to the Yacht Club ( 15 minutes walk ). The house is homely, clean and comfortable. Lots of space and nice pool area. All linens and towels are provided. It appears to be a family home available for rent rather than a dedicated rental property as there are lots of the owners possessions within it, kitchen and washroom products left in the cupboards. We moved a lot out of one kitchen cupboard to make space for our own grocery supplies as not to use those left.

The villa is ideal for older couples looking for a relaxing vacation rather than families with children/teenagers. To make it better for families I would recommend that additional facilities were installed such as Netflix, pool table,fusbal,canoes etc.

There is a very large mango tree outside the lanai, if you can reach them they were delicious, there are numerous that have fallen off and as they decay quite quickly they can create a bit of a smell with the heat.

BBQ provide was clean with additional gas provided. Cleaning tools were also available, which I replaced with new ones after cleaning it before we left.

The dock area is nice, but the loungers need changed out as they are a bit weather beaten and we didn't use them.

Over all we had a lovely stay in the villa, our third year in a row visiting Cape Coral and will be back in the area again.

We would definitely recommend this property to others looking for a relaxing, quiet vacation.

While in the area Duffys, Yacht Club and Monarca's are good restaurants to visit, but there are no shortages of eating places Easy driving distances to Fort Myres Beach, Sanibel and Naples. also worth visiting are the Edison/Ford Estates in Fort Myres, very informing.

Many thanks to Keely and her rental company for her help during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your time and your review. Glad you enjoyed the home and our services. You are right in your observations about the home being a family one. This is a private residence much loved and regularly used by the family so it is set up for their needs and comforts. Hope to see you again soon!
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Sehr hübsche Villa an Top-Lage

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben sehr tolle Ferien verbracht in dieser schönen Villa. Die stylische Innenausstattung, der gemütliche Aussenbereich mit schönem Pool und die super Küche haben uns sehr gefallen. Auch die Lage war top, denn man musste mit dem Boot (welches wir separat gemietet haben) nur ca. 200 m den Kanal hinaufschippern, dann war man schon auf der ersten grossen Meereinmündung.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris. Glad you all had a great time & enjoyed the super boating from this location. We are indeed less than 5 minutes to open water from this home so it's a great spot if boating is your passion!
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The South Facing Yacht Club was the perfect home for our little get away.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most wonderful relaxing time during our week's stay at the South Facing Yacht Club.

The house was beautiful and well equipped. We had everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed the quiet peaceful surroundings and the pool was perfect! We enjoyed sitting out on the lanai in the morning with our coffee and in the evening with our preferred "beverage." The view was gorgeous and the sunsets were amazing!

The master bedroom was wonderful. The king size bed was very comfortable.

This was our very first experience with Vrbo/HomeAway. To be honest, we were very apprehensive at first, but we were pleasantly surprised and very satisfied with the whole experience. This vacation was definitely one of our most relaxing vacations.

We would highly recommend this vacation home to anyone looking for the perfect quiet getaway.

The service and attention from the property manager, Keely was outstanding. He was available to answer any questions we had and did so in a very timely manner.

Thank you for a memorable vacation!

Cindy and Bryon

Zionsville, IN

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy for your kind words. I am glad you stay with us was a memorable one! We hope to see you again soon in sunny SW Florida!
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Want to go back

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home away from home! We couldn't believe how comfortable we were and how most items we brought were already there. We spent most of our time outside and enjoyed the pool and stunning landscaping. The inside has been decorated so well. The area seems low key and that was just what we needed. A concern for us has always been how well you will sleep and what type of bed is in the home. Big relief when we retired that first night in the masters bedroom! What a comfortable mattress that gave us great nights of sleep. I need to find out the make and model!

We are looking forward to being able to return. Complements to the owner. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous home. Complements to all involved who made the stay so wonderful for us. Jeffrey and Rebecca Burns

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff & Rebecca for your kind feedback. This home is indeed very well kept and much loved by the owner and shows in all the details in the home. We hope to see you again soon in sunny SW Florida!
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Great house, expecially if you bring or rent a boat.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean and well kept. Everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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