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Luxury custom built home! Check out the video tour! On the canal Free WiFi!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Pelican - Villa Audrey

2,500 sq ft, 4 bed/2 bath, very spacious, lots of light with heated Jetted pool

This Custom Built home has all the features you will love. Huge Master suite, very romantic with en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and garden tub, his/hers vanities and sliders to lanai and pool. Tiled throughout, triple sliders to lanai, formal, casual and outdoor eating,, stainless steel appliances, Very high double tray ceilings with special lighting and grand entrance to the home with lots of curb appeal! Lots of lush foliage and dock to relax and fish or just enjoy the peacefulness. Close to all shops, restaurants and white powdery beaches and calm glassy gulf waters. The home is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay and enjoy total comfort., The Lanai has a gas grill and outdoor dining and also a comfortable lounge for further relaxing, sipping your favorite beverage or just stargazing. Enjoy the pool lit up at night for that evening swim and perhaps even watch your favorite show from the pool or listen to our JBL bluetooth sound system! We have everything you need, bicycles, a kayak, fishing equipment and pool toys. Just bring yourself and your bags and as other guests have commented, have the best stay you've had in years! Welcome to Villa Audrey!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Michael Clauson and Angela Forell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Only a very little German ~ ein bisien
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2016
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About Michael Clauson and Angela Forell

My name is Angela and I was raised in Queensland, Australia and lived and went to school by the beach. I have always enjoyed working with and helping others. I used to sell real estate and nothing gave me more pleasure than my clients finding their perfect home! Myself and Michael live in Iowa and love coming to Florida and to Villa Audrey and enjoy the beaches and all that southwest Florida has to offer.....its endless! Michael is a sales manager for a major food company and travels for a living and in his spare time, restores 60's classic muscle cars to perfection! Together, we have four children, 1- 3lb long haired chihuahua and 2 cats. We enjoy hearing about the wonderful stays our guests have had in our home in Cape Coral which is such a unique place in such a wonderful way!

Michael Clauson and Angela Forell purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael Clauson and Angela Forell chose Cape Coral

We made numerous trips to this area as we love the peacefulness of the gulf waters and white powdery sand. On our last trip, we had viewed a number of homes and walked in to what is now Villa Audrey and it was "love at first sight!" Michael and I looked at each other and we bought it that day! Just like Michael and I felt when we met, this house had everything we were looking for and it was a Match! It just has all the feng shui and emits light everywhere and the pillars just inside give a romantic touch. It even has a fireplace which we don't use but it set with candles and adds again a romantic touch. We love the tile roof and the spaciousness of the Master walk-in closet and en suite bathroom and sliders to lanai and pool. It's just perfect!! Just a short drive to everywhere you want to be!

We named our home Villa Audrey after the late Audrey Hepburn as she was one of the most gracious ladies of our time.

What makes this house unique

Villa Audrey is just gracious in every way. It has so much curb appeal....pavers for the driveway and tile roof, custom design and beautiful tropical foliage abound. It is situated on a quiet street and the backdrop are whispering Australian pines and a fresh water canal. I love a grand entryway and Villa Audrey has just that and upon opening the double glass etched doors, there are pillars just to compliment the already graciousness of the home. Immediately you look out through the triple sliding glass door to the lanai, pool, lush foliage and canal. It just a place you want to come back to and never leave. Come stay and you will see...we welcome you to Villa Audrey!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had the vacation we have had in years in fact so good, we are doubling our stay this year!
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Luxury custom built home! Check out the video tour! On the canal Free WiFi!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful home! Clean, welcoming, and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Villa Audrey and are making plans to stay there again on our next vacation. We felt at home right away and were impressed with the space and amenities. Neighborhood is lovely and quiet. Thank you, Michael and Angela for opening your home for others to enjoy. We highly recommend Villa Audrey to anyone looking for a home-away-from-home while on vacation in Southern Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house, great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Custom built house with cheerful stylish decor. Amazing amenities catering to cooking and personal needs. Pool and patio conducive to sing at midnight enjoying the warm Florida air. Great documentation explaining location history, things to do and other valuable resources. Very friendly and caring owners. On the spot property manager that is well organized and super detail oriented. Fun time - we're sorry to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara for your wonderful review of our Villa Audrey. Its guests like yourself that make what we do so special and we are delighted that you had such a nice stay! We do try hard and always love to hear that our guests had a great time, that way we know that we did our best. You're always welcome at Villa Audrey and we love it when our guests return. Thank you again for your lovely comments! Michael, Angela & Andrea
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5

The house is absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk in I felt on vacation. The home is absolutely beautiful. My family and I spent a week there and enjoyed every moment. We loved the pool and all the space with the 4 bedrooms. We plan on going back to Florida next summer and will definitely return to this home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johns Creek, Georgia
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the week of July 4th in this lovely home. It was just as enjoyable as the other reviews have described it. Well-kept and everything was like new and perfectly clean. As promised, everything we needed was provided: lots of pool/beach towels, kitchen and laundry supplies, etc. Top-of-the line appliances in the kitchen, as well as plenty of cookware, dinnerware and glassware [the last house we rented had 2 wine glasses :( ]

The pool was beautiful and we spent a lot of time in it and on the lanai. Had the bonus of watching local fireworks while we were in the pool at night!

As others have said, Angela did a wonderful job of making sure we had everything we needed - she called us to be sure we were able to access the keys, since the property manager was out-of-town when we arrived, called during our stay to find out if we had any questions, and followed up after we were home to make sure we received our deposit refund.

The only negative (and I am sure it is true of all properties in the area in the summertime) is the cost of electricity - the $25 allowance will not come close to covering that - expect to pay $85 more. (All of our previous vacations to Cape Coral have been in May, so we weren't sure how much extra we would have to pay). It was just 2 of us, and we kept the thermostat at 78-79 degrees when we were in the house and 80 degrees when we were gone (a little warm, even for us). We ran the dishwasher on its energy-saving setting 3 times and did 3 medium loads of laundry; we did not use the oven (the grill on the lanai was great!). If you have a family or 2 couples and/or like the A/C much cooler, expect to pay even more.

The house is in a great location, convenient to many good restaurants and stores.

We would definitely go back to Villa Audrey again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim and Susan, I totally agree with you on the electricity and we have now raised the free electricity to $50 to cover the cost since everything is always going up, not down. Expect another card I. The mail with an extra refund and our apologies to you as we value our guests more than anything and would be delight to see you back again!! Best regards, Angela
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5

Beautiful, clean, and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

I can only begin to tell you how much we loved and enjoyed staying at Villa Audrey. As a family vacation with our five children, the layout of the house was perfect as it provided opportunity for individual quiet time and plenty of full family time. As our 13 days there rolled on, I recall thinking, "there's not a single thing that I don't like about this place." A well stocked house with so many basics...even several non-perishable staple foods. We loved the beautiful pool and patio. Our kids went swimming everyday!! Nice outdoor grill. Beautiful kitchen. Master bedroom suite was amazing!!! I can go on and on. The location was great for us as there is so much to do in such a short drive away. The Edison-Ford Winter Estate was great to visit - I recommend the family membership, it was the way to go, so we went a couple of times!! Ft. Myers and Sanibel were also highlights for us finding amazing sunsets, awesome seashells and spotting some manitee, tarpon, and some nurse sharks! Oddly enough, not once did we see an Alligator.

Our stay at Villa Audrey was one of the nicest and most relaxing vacations I've had. When I came home, I was definitely in the lowest gear I've been in a number of years. Our family was also able to grow closer together during our time there and to us, that is priceless.

Thank you, Angela!!!!! We will definitely be returning!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful response Paul. We are so happy that your family had a wonderful vacation at Villa Audrey. I named the villa Audrey after the late Audrey Hepburn who was one if not the most gracious ladies of all time and that is how we try to conduct our business and decorate our home. I was so pleased to hear that it brought more lasting memories to your family, we really do try our hardest to go above and beyond for our guests. It's more than just renting our house out....we know life is so hectic for so many and we want people to unwind and relax from their busy lives. Cape Coral is perfect for that and so many beaches to choose from! Remember we will give $100 discount for returning guests so hope to see you back! Have a wonderful rest of your summer! Michael, Angela and Andrea
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Sarver, Pennsylvania
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is my 2nd stay at this beautiful home, my daughter's 3rd stay. It is immaculate, so very well stocked. The pool is where we spent our time, and it's surroundings are lush. The hosts are generous and more than accommodating, very courteous and great communicators. I'll be back there soon, and I would highly recommend it. Close to Sanibel and Captiva, love Fort Myers. I hope you take the time to experience staying there.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review Cheryl. We love our guests and love to know that we took care enough so they would come Back! You're always welcome and remember your discount again! Michael, Andrea and Angela
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Location

Bell Tower Shops
"All the shops you'll love in one spot and close to restaurants as well! You could spend all..."
Pinchers Crab Shack -- CLOSED
"Delicious food and great Cape Coral atmosphere!"
Iguana Mia
"Another Cape Coral favorite!"
Cape Coral Yacht & Racquet
"So much to do in Cape Coral!"
LongHorn Steakhouse
"Huge delicious steaks, great atmosphere!"
Cape Coral Charter Boats
"This is a "must have" plenty of options and such a great adventure!!"
Palmetto Pine Country Club
"Great for golf enthusiasts, a golfers paradise (18 holes)"
Monkey Bar Steak & Seafood
"Fun and local atmosphere ~ great food and very relaxing!"
Tarpon Point Marina
"Tarpoon Point Marina is a luxury Waterfront Resort-style community featuring deepwater marin..."
Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
"Preserve Hours: Daily 8:00am-dusk year 'round. Kayak Shack rentals (seasonal) 365 acres is t..."
Brew Babies Garden Bistro
"Whether it be in the lounge with the red velvet sofa or in the courtyard with the sounds of ..."
Ford's Garage
"Your neighborhood burger and beer joint, where everyone is welcome. Located in Historic Dow..."
Cape Coral Yacht Basin
"Cape Coral Yacht Basin features 89 boat slips which are utilized to dock vessels up to 55 fe..."
Lakes Regional Park
"Lakes Park offers a day of fun for the whole family. Activities and amenities include picni..."
Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro
"Cape Coral's Premier Waterfront Dining ~ Fine dining, authentic cuisine and an intimate ambi..."
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
"Celebrating its 21st Thrilling Season, the theatre entertains over 170,000 guests annually. ..."
Rib City
"Barbecue restaurant chain. Award winning ribs in a family friendly environment."
Fort Myers Country Club
"The Fort Myers Country Club is a joy to play. Designed by the great Donald Ross in 1916 and..."
Del Prado Steak House
Carrabba's Italian Grill
"Italian Grill ~~ Expertly prepared gluten-free dishes while infusing all of the flavor, care..."
Sakura Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
"Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, Exotic Sake Bar, Endless Sushi"
Fish Tale Grill by Merrick Seafood
"Fish Tale Grill ~ SW Florida's newest Seafood restaurant."
Blu Sushi
"Bringing sushi to the masses, whether they be connoisseurs or novices. Guests enjoy a fresh..."
Boat House Tiki Bar & Grill
"The Boat House Tiki Bar & Grill serves the best seafood and cocktails on the water. Great a..."
Shell Point Golf Club
"Designed by Gordon Lewis, architect of some of the finest golf courses in Florida, the Shell..."
Nearest Airport
15.7 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Depends of kind of atmosphere
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Key West Express, Fort Myers
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Palmetto-Pine Country Club
Nearest Train
330 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. 41 and I-75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Depends on what guest's taste
Nearest Beach
11.4 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended

Our home is situated is a quiet setting and close to all attractions, parks, beaches, shops and restaurants. It a wonderful place to go for a walk, stargaze, bicycle ride or just kick back and relax by the pool.

Endless shopping, many different choices of restaurants and gulf waters and marinas everywhere!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pelican, Pine Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2016
16 Apr 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£553
for 5 nights
£722
 
 
High Season 2016/17
21 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£831
for 7 nights
£831
 

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning fee of £118 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £394
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please contact us with any exceptions you may need to minimum stay or arrival/departure times as we will try to accommodate your needs as much as possible. $150 one time cleaning fee to ready the home for the next guests. $50/week allowance for electricity. Damage deposit is refundable if there is no damage. **KIDS 12 AND UNDER STAY FREE!!** price is for two guests...additional guests $10/per/day. Guests are welcome anytime to visit.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower, garden tub and his and hers vanities ~`
  • Master bath is very large, tiled throughout and has a large walk-in shower (all tiled). Lots of light filters through and his and hers vanities on either side of room. Garden tub in bathroom as well. Toilet has separate door and is off Master bathroom. 2nd bathroom is a nice size and has a shower/tub feature and good-sized vanity and toilet in same room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master suite is a romantic 4 poster bed with sheers as accent. It boasts a very large walk in closet and huge master bath with large walk-in shower and his and hers vanities plus garden tub. Two queen bedrooms are on the other side of the home and share a bathroom and two twin beds of informal living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We love our home and we hope you will as well. We want this to be a vacation filled with the best of memories and will do whatever we can to make that happen! We want you to feel that Villa Audrey beckons you back year after year and that this becomes your "home away from home!" Cheers ~` Michael & Angela

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