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Rick & Sheila Crawley

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English

Luxurious & spacious villa, sunny pool, lovely lake view, south Fort Myers

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Florida - Colonial Pointe ViIla

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6, near Sanibel, Captiva, Ft Myers Beach

Furnished to the highest standards, fully air-conditioned; beautifully carpeted and tiled throughout in cool shades; lovely pool overlooking lake; all rooms have ceiling fans; 3 separate living areas: 2 indoors (great room and the den), plus outdoor lanai by the pool; telephone with free local calls, DVD / CD player, 4 TVs; beach chairs, a cool box and ice packs, sun umbrella; hair-dryers.

Main living area: the great room, big and airy with luxurious seating; 2 eating areas, informal and formal. Den: comfortable sofa, its own TV/DVD combo, desk, printer and hi-speed internet (just bring your laptop).

Master bedroom: king size bed, TV, en-suite luxury bathroom including a large walk-in shower, walk-in closet /wardrobe, and quiet seating area. 2nd bedroom: queen double, TV. 3rd bedroom: twin. Each bedroom has large closet / wardrobe.

All bed linen and towels provided. Well appointed kitchen, every convenience for cooking. Separate laundry.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Rick & Sheila Crawley (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks English

About Rick & Sheila Crawley

We're Brits living in England's beautiful Lake District, so unsurprisingly we like to vacation where the sun (nearly always) shines, and where we can indulge our interest in walking & wildlife whilst enjoying wonderful family vacations.

Rick & Sheila Crawley purchased this villa in 2004

Why Rick & Sheila Crawley chose Florida

We bought our home in Fort Myers after several happy family holidays staying in a number of homes along Florida's gulf coast, all of which were looked after by our current property manager. We love the area, and in particular its less developed / less commercial character compared to many stretches of the gulf coast. Our particular interest is the wildlife, of all kinds, and we are great walkers. Recently we've begun to explore the wilder side of Florida by kayak & on foot, & after a little initial trepidation (about what might be lurking in the undergrowth / water!) we're coming to love this too. In our opinion Ft Myers the best place on the Gulf Coast for the wide variety of things to do, both very locally & on day trips.

What makes this villa unique

We love the open plan living that our house embodies, the big open space that opens onto the outdoors, and the way the outdoor space becomes just another part of your living area. We never fail to eat outside whenever possible, and love to be outdoors in the evening, with the warm-weather sounds of the night all around - crickets, frogs, etc. We also love our own space and privacy - it's great not to have to worry about who's on the next table to you at dinner, or in the next room in a hotel. It's great to be close to the beach, but it's also really important to be close to lots of other things to do, so that the needs of all family members are satisfied - fishing, golf, boating, water sports, swimming, parks & playgrounds, nature, heritage & history, the movies, shopping, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Love your house! The pool is awesome, especially like the kitchen! Great location. We had a great time. Thank you, we will be back!

C&M H, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
Jun 2008
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based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Luxurious & spacious villa, sunny pool, lovely lake view, south Fort Myers
average rating of 4.866667 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this home!! It had a Wonderful heated pool, close to all amenities, Was In a Lovely gated community. Everything we expected, and more! Tasteful decor, yet could accommodate the young children in our party. The owners are very helpful, along with the property managers. Highly recommend it!! Our whole family felt right at home. We hope to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa is situated in a quiet gated community. The home is clean and spacious. We absolutely loved and lived in the pool. Having the pool heated was wonderful and the shrubs around the pool provided privacy. The lake view was awesome. We were close to our favorite restaurants and the grocery store is walking distance away. This villa had everything we needed for our month stay. The owner was great to communicate with during the rental process. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Yorkshire

Lovely villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa in a well kept, quiet, gated community. Very well equipped and comfortable it feels more like a home than a holiday rental. The pool area is lovely and private with views out to the lake, great for bird watching and soaking up the sun.

There is a supermarket within walking distance and many more an easy drive away. It's also a short drive to a couple of designer outlets, great for bargains. We ate out quite a lot and there are numerous good restaurants an easy drive away. The villa is also well located for visiting other areas, we particularly enjoyed visits to Sanibel and Captiva islands.

Communications with Sheila prior to our holiday were always answered promptly and we were provided with lots of information before our stay. In Florida the management company were also easy to deal with when checking in and out of the villa.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the villa and hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this place. I came down from Georgia to spend the holidays with my children, my parents and my grandmother (who lives 10 minutes away at Shell Point). Everyone had a wonderful time. The home was beautiful and spacious and the photos did not do it justice! The decor was gorgeous and kept up very well. The appliances and utensils, pots, pans, etc. were all top of the line. The neighborhood was so quiet and the neighbors were extremely friendly. The house had EVERYTHING you would need plus more. The location was perfect too. It was off the beaten path just a bit which made it nice and peaceful but was still so close to everything. The pool was supposed to be heated but was pretty chilly when we arrived. As soon as I asked the office about it when I checked in on Monday (we arrived late on Saturday night), they had someone out and it was fixed immediately. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the management company that they use were so accommodating. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for 5 star accommodations without the 5 star pricing! We are already trying to figure out a time we can go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed in the villa on 6 occasions and plan 7th visit soon. The villa is furnished beautifully and maintained to a very high standard including lanai and pool. Conveniently situated for shops, restaurants, beaches, and wild life, (superb for photographers).

Doreen, Barry, & Lorraine B

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Colonial Pointe Villa has a quiet, family neighborhood feel to it (gated), but, is in close proximity to beaches, stores, and restaurants. In addition to being close to the necessities, we also like the fact that you can take a short drive to several major league baseball spring training parks to watch a game. You have Jet Blue Park, City of Palms Park and Hammond Stadium to mention a few.

As for the house, the pictures give you a very good idea of what to expect. It's spacious, comfortable, clean and everything works with some great perks like multiple tv's. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and there is plenty of room to relax inside or out. All the systems work perfectly include having good water pressure, and good wifi. It was like being at home.

Having stayed in the Villa several times, we have always been well served by both the owners and their management company (when we needed something extra). Living in the U.S. with the owners in the U.K. I have to say the communication has been excellent and I have no hesitations what-so-ever renting this house again and plan on doing so.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
South West Florida Regional Airport (Fort Myrs)
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sunshine Seafood Cafe & Lounge
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Sanibel / Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended

Colonial Pointe is an exclusive, gated community of 72 single-family homes in South Fort Myers, surrounding a peaceful lake. Wide selection of local shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. Championship golf courses at every turn. Just 10 minutes from the glorious west coast islands of Sanibel and Captiva, and Fort Myers Beach. The Ford and Edsion winter homes are worth a visit. The wildlife is great - Lakes Park is just a short a cycle ride or a 5 minute drive from the house.

The local Publix (2 minutes by car) and Sweetbay (walking distance) are great grocery stores, with excellent fresh produce, sushi, fish, steaks, wine, etc.

If you're arriving late and tired, 7-11 (24 hour convenience store and gas / petrol) is literally just round the corner.

Walgreens and more are just round the corner. And for fashion, the huge Miromar Designer Outlets, Tanger Outlet Mall, Bell Tower Shops and other malls are all within a 15 minute drive.

Health club nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa 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
May 2016
1 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June - November 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early December 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year 2016/17
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February to Easter 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
post Easter - May 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June to November 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year 2017/18
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The 2 week period for Christmas & Easter are charged at the February / March rate for that year.
Electric pool heat is optional £75 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Florida, USA

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shower is in a large walk-in cubicle, Hair-dryer provided
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower is over the bath. Hair-dryer provided
  • Bathroom 1 is in the Master suite, and is spacious and luxurious. with twin sinks, walk-in shower and bathtub. The second bathroom is shared by bedrooms 2 & 3, and is a full family bathroom with shower & bathtub. All towels (including for the pool) are supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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