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Panoramic River Views & Tropical Luxury Living! Tiki Hut, Boat Available

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Caloosahatchee - PANORAMIC River Views

Gulf Access, Heated Pool, Sleeps 10, River Views

This 2500 square foot home is the ultimate vacation home for the entertainer and boater. The house has a very open floor plan, yet affords privacy for all. If one group chooses to watch sports or a Netflix movie on the 60 inch TV in the family room , another group can converse or read in the living room, den, dining room or bedrooms.

The location next to the river is in Palaco Grande, nicknamed the “Gold Coast” of Cape Coral where you can watch dolphins, rays and fish play from the comfort of your deck chair.

Walk down to the private dock under the Tiki Hut to fish or or sunbathe or take your boat on an adventure to Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and beyond! By boat, the Gulf of Mexico is just 20 minutes away! We are also close to golf, great restaurnats, shopping and outlet malls.

At days end, the best place to be in Cape Coral is right here poolside on your private lanai, enjoying the breathtaking Sunsets while sipping a beverage, grilling a steak and sampling southern Florida fresh seafood. Our pool is heated both by solar and electric so you can swim at your desired temperature.

Inside, you'll find spacious, light filled rooms with panoramic views of the water from every room! You'll love the sliding doors that disappear into the walls, opening all the main living areas to the screened lanai .

The master bedroom suite is 12 x 35 and is decorated in a spa like atmpsphere with a coastal style king size bed with temperpedic mattress, 2 walk in closets, make up area, 48 inch TV with Netflix, oversized reading chair and walk in shower. Sliding glass doors lead to the lanai and pool.

On the opposite side of the house one guest bedroom features a king bed and the other guest bedroom has a queen bed and a Twin sleeper chair overlooking the water.

Additional sleeping space is available in the den with a queen sleeper (and its own 48 inch TV) and there is a twin mattress and box spring can be brought out of the storage closet and set up for sleeping.

This is truly a home, not just a vacation rental, elegantly appointed and furnished with every amenity needed for a relaxing vacation. The home is fully furnished with all the amenities you need for a easy vacation. Linens, towels, beach towels, Laundry soap, bath soap, dish detergent, fishing poles, cooler, gas grill, etc, etc, this is a home away from home.

Don't miss out on staying in the home with the spectacular view!

Check out my 2 other vacation homes, all 3 with a combined total of over 100 glowing reviews!

vrbo #332069; vrbo #666944

We accept payments made by mailed check or e-check through VRBO/Homeaway (free) , credit card ( 2.9% fee for US cards and 4.9% fee international cards, fees will be deducted from security deposit )

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Sue Larson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Sue Larson

Bruce is still a practicing attorney in Minneapolis and is an avid waterskier. We live on a large lake here and love all water activities and have always loved Florida for the water and weather. We accelerated the timeline of owning a retirement home in Florida after Sue battled (and survived) two different cancers over a four year time period. We learned the lesson of living our dreams now! We first bought VRBO 332069 in 2010, then both VRBO 666944 and this home this year. We'd like others to live their vacation dreams in our new vacation home!

Sue Larson purchased this house in 2015

Why Sue Larson chose Cape Coral

We admired this home for years as we passed it to boat to the river and onto the Gulf. We would also walk by the home as it is just 5 houses away from our very popular VRBO 332069 home. We loved the location, the fact that the huge Tiki hut gave views in all directions AND the house had a spectacular view of the river. As it is at the entrance to the river, we see dolphins, rays, fish, all sorts of wildlife as well as boat watching! When the home become available in January, 2015 we immediately bought it long distance having never seen the inside--that's how special the location is. We spent a month rehabbing the inside, painting from top to bottom, new flooring, new furniture, everything is brand new! This home is so special we were approached by 2 different couples to purchase it from us as we were working on it.

What makes this house unique

Incredible river views, floor to ceiling windows/sliding doors in every room. Bright, sunny, happy feel. Fabulous fishing, boating or just relaxing on the lanai or under the Tiki Hut at waterside. Wonderful upscale neighborhood of Palaco Grande. Very unique---great home, great location and premier neighborhood


based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

Panoramic River Views & Tropical Luxury Living! Tiki Hut, Boat Available
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Relaxing & beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this gorgeous home for a week. We enjoyed the views from the lanai & the dock. We were able to rent a boat for 3 days (using CCBoat - excellent!). My husband in particular like the fishing (lots of catfish - but it IS a river after all!) and in addition to the catfish, caught a couple snapper and sting rays (all thrown back, of course). I loved getting into the pool in the morning & enjoying a cup of coffee on the lanai. We got several great pictures of the sunrise & sunset from the tiki hut. The home is well stocked in the kitchen with plenty of dishes, cups, utensils, etc. We also enjoyed the Netflix availability & free WiFi connection. The home is clean, well maintained & far enough away from any busy street - but close enough to get to restaurants, grocery stores (and Dunkin Doughnuts right at the end of the street - YUM!)

We would both highly recommend this home to anyone. It was a bit large for just the 2 of us, but we wanted a pool & a dock and that's hard to find unless you rent a big house. It would be perfect for a family looking for both relaxation & fun!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing, tranquil vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The home was just as pictured on the Home Away website. It was landscaped nicely, the furnishings were top grade, very well stocked with everything you would need in the kitchen along with linens and towels for the bedrooms and bath. Excellent views of the canal and the river. We enjoyed eating breakfast in the tiki hut every morning. The pool was heated to a warm and relaxing temperature. The home is also very close to restaurants, shopping and not to far from the beach. We especially enjoyed Bonita Beach at beach access number 7. We also loved Ford's Garage for dinner. If you are looking for peace and quiet, and a tranquil setting, this is the home for you.

Sue, was very easy to work with and was always available whenever you needed her and responded quickly to phone calls and emails. We would highly recommend this home and want to thank Sue for allowing us to stay in her beautiful home. Looking forward to going back next year and maybe staying 2 weeks instead of 1 week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely roomy villa in gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in Cape Coral before and picked Sue's villa because it had 3 double bedrooms for the 3 couples in our party. First impression was that it didn't look as nice as places we have stayed in the past but once inside what a fantastic space in a gorgeous location.

Very open with communal areas, quiet areas, enormous master bedroom opening out onto the pool deck and 2 further good sized doubles.

This house has everything you would ever need for your stay and is very well equipped. Nice pool and a very nice dock area with Tiki hut to shade from the sun. The location is fantastic. On an inland waterway but only a few yards from the main channel. The 2 kayaks were great and used every day.

The villa does look a little bit tired in some of the outside places but that is being addressed as there was painting going on during our stay.

Cape Coral is a fantastic location with only a short drive to Sanibel and Captiva islands and Fort Myers beach. Lots to do and see and as good choice of shops and restaurants within the local area.

We met Sue a couple of times during our visit and she was friendly, welcoming, helpful with restaurant recommendations and even allowed us to stay in the villa a bit longer on the day of our departure as she didn't have anyone else arriving that day.

You will have a great time if you chose this as your holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extra Special Villa in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Sue & Bruce Larson for providing a villa which is very special. The space inside is incredible. The villa has wonderful views over the river with a lovely Tikki Hut to sit and admire the views. There's a very good gas BBQ, in the outside dining area, next to a beautiful pool. The bedrooms are very well equipped as is the kitchen, living areas with great T.V.'s, and a good sized laundry room with washer and dryer. Sue was so easy to contact and always replied very quickly. The villa is in a great location for many of the Gulf beaches (Fort Myers Beach, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Sanibel Island, Lowdermilk Park beach in Naples) also Sun Splash Water Park in Cape Coral along with many good Golf Clubs, and a shopping outlet called Miromar. Good local restaurants (Applebee's & First Round Sports bar & Grill). This villa is outstanding, and we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home, beautiful location, great owner

  • 5 of 5

Stay 8/1-8/7/2016. Family of 6.

The home was wonderful with beautiful views, and fantastic location! The home was well stocked and spacious enough to accommodate our family easily. The children loved the pool and we loved the dock and tiki hut (great for morning coffee and evening drinks). The kayaks were a nice extra. We probably spent more time outdoors than indoors. We saw dolphins and manatee in the canal. We caught 30 fish from the dock. The rooms were clean and tastefully decorated. No unnecessary clutter to compromise the use of the space. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. Home located near enough to shopping for convenience and situated perfectly for a restful and fun experience. All of the elements of the home were in good repair and functional. The garage was clean and well organized and accommodated our large SUV easily. The owner responded quickly to our booking request and addressed all of our questions in a professional manner. The check in and check out process was well defined and easy. We will certainly stay again and you can feel free to book this location with confidence that it will exceed your expectations.

Eric and Faith

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a Wonderful stay at this home. Everything was just as advertised and more! Beautifully decorated with summery colors! A very clean home with all the amenities. Every day we would cool off in the Beautiful pool and then have a cocktail under the Tiki Hut. We rented a boat from a local boat rental that Sue Larson recommended and we had a great time all day on the water. Centrally located to any restaurant or grocery store. We had a very enjoyable stay and I would highly recommend this home for a great stay!

Thanks again Sue and Bruce for making our vacation so special!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
JAN 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
PEAK 2017
28 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
30 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
JAN 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
PEAK 2018
27 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £123
Refundable Damage Deposit £409
Pet Fee £82
Tax Rate 11.0%

Stays shorter than a week subject to a higher daily rate. Electric allowance of $35 per week, any overages to be deducted from the $500 security deposit at $.12 per KWH as verified by the electric company

You can make a payment either with:

1. E-check through VRBO (free of charge, recommended but only available for US customers) E-check payment online through VRBO is secure, and when I refund your deposit after your stay, it will go right back to your checking account.

2. Credit card (which carries service charge by credit card company and will be passed on to you). Charges from cards issued in the United States carry a 2.9% fee and all international payments carry a 4.9% fee

3. Mailed check in US Dollars to my Minnesota address

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bath has walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large guest bathroom next to guest bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very large guest room with king bed and next to full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large room with sitting area overlooking the water
  • The Master Bedroom Suite is exceptionally large, 12 by 35 feet, decorated in a spa like atmosphere with a coastal style king size bed, large dresser and nightstands, 48 inch TV with Netflix, oversize reading chair, 2 walk in closets, make-up area and walk in shower. Sliding glass doors lead to lanai and pool Additional sleeping is available with a queen sofa sleeper in the den, a single sleeper in one of the bedrooms, 1 twin mattress and box spring in the storage closet that can be brought out for sleeping and one sofa that can be made up as a twin bed
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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