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Serene Waterfalls, Garden, Privacy, Heated Pool, Spa &, Large Two Story Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Heated Pool, Spa,, 2 Kitchens, Large Master, 2.5 Acr

"Get away from it all!" at this very special property that features serene waterfalls, water gardens, large heated pool. This home is a two story, spacious and well appointed. If you enjoy nature, water gardens, generous heated swimming pool, and a spacious home, then look no further. If you desire privacy away from crowds and want to explore the beauty of your very own water gardens, you may view birds, butterflies, fish, and flowers in abundance right in your own back yard! If, this sounds like a piece of tranquility that your looking for then look no further!

Many upgrades on this split level home. There are exotic rosewood floors throughout the upstairs and travertine tiles. A camera system has been installed, as well as, decorative metal security gate and fence around one acre of the property. A second kitchen has been added to the ground level floor. An outdoor water garden, water features, a 18' x 34' grecian style pool with fountain, a a spa, and a generous paver deck around the pool for entertaining. Many palms, fruit trees, bougainvillea, and flowering bushes adorn the property. This home has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two living areas.

This home is ideal for large groups and/or families. Or, if you just want to "get away from it all", this property will give you the privacy you desire, but, still keep you in close proximity of the beach, shopping, restaurants, golfing, and movies. This home is located in a very quiet and ungated community.

I am a regular practitioner of yoga. I have had this house for 12 years and my goal has to make it into a tranquil oasis. It has been important to me to create a blissful and quiet space. I feel this resonates not just within the walls of my home but, beyond to the the spaces of my gardens as well! It has an incredible healing and rejuvenating energy about it.

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Melissa Engler
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About Melissa Engler

We have lived in Naples, FL for 12 years. We have a fountain company and have four children, two of which are grown. We have done a lot of extensive traveling with our family and when we decided to purchase a different home we decided to rent out our old home to fellow travelers. We have always valued being able to rent homes instead of hotels. There is nothing more comfortable than being able to make your family breakfast in the morning. Or being able to have your own special space when traveling and not feel rushed or in the way.

I have a very strong yoga practice. It has been important to me to create a blissful and quiet space. I feel this resonates not just within the walls of my home but, beyond to the the spaces of my gardens as well!

Melissa Engler purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why Melissa Engler chose Naples

This property, because it was our home, is very special. We have renovated it ourselves, built the pool, water features, and put the gardens in. This is truly a unique property, as, it has been customized for a family in mind. We like our privacy and have tried to landscape in a fashion that gives a person a lot of privacy. We like the location because you truly feel that you are away from it all, but, still can drive within a few minutes to most everything!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

It is good to be able to be in close proximity of everything but, still feel that you are in your own private oasis. This home gives you a truly unique perspective of Florida living. You can watch butterflies, birds, and see beautiful and unique plants. We boast a large heated swimming pool with a gorgeous water fall. The stunning ponds with the waterfalls and lotus galore! A truly unforgettable retreat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely loved this property! We came with a couple of other families and pictures do not do this property justice. We had a lot of room and enjoyed the layout of the house. The grounds were stunning and the swan was just breathtaking. We were close to everything. We enjoyed going to Wiggins Pass Beach. The kitchen was very well appointed and the pool was beautiful! We felt that the house was perfect for our family vacation! We spent a lot of time in the heated pool and just hanging out with our group on the property. Why would we want to go anywhere else? We had all we needed there.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Naples in Collier County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All bathrooms are equipped with a shower and bath. Also, the master suite has a jacuzzi tub, walk in shower, and walk in closet.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bed is in the den but, has an amoire and dresser
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
You are sure to be delighted by the water gardens. Please feel free to check out the birds, fish, and butterflies!


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Serene Waterfalls, Garden, Privacy, Heated Pool, Spa &, Large Two Story Retreat
average rating of 4.464286 based on 29 reviews

Great for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Melissa's home. Even though we'd planned to use it for sleeping rooms for the overflow of guests for a nearby family reunion, we found ourselves gathering there and being so comfortable in all the different sitting areas that the whole family spent much of our time all together there. It is like your favorite cousins' home -- set up with everything you need for a family visit, not all brand new but very cozy.

Plus some neat bells and whistles. The light show on the fountains at night was a great surprise, as was the evening swimming in a warmed up pool (nice, even in August). It was hot in August of course, but the gardens and the swan made it really nice to take short strolls outside. The evenings were nice and surprisingly not too buggy. And it was great to have TWO kitchens.

While you'll probably need to bring your own soap and other necessities (paper towels, toilet paper refills), there is a big supermarket right down the street. And a check through the cabinets and downstairs storage closet will often reveal the extra towels or sunhat you forgot to pack.

Finally Melissa and her husband were great to work with, very flexible and quick to respond to our requests. We'd love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We enjoyed having you all as guests! Please consider us for your next trip to beautiful Naples, Fl!
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Once again our family had a great stay here. Looking forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and very responsive host!

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for a group our size. All bedrooms were comfortable and the common areas were spacious. Everything was just as advertised!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house to have the family together and have plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

Enjoys the outside area's

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful garden paradise

  • 3 of 5

I'm an extremely honest person, so my review will be the same.

Cleanliness: 5 out of 10

1. floor upstairs was dirty

2. Bathroom upstairs had a used razor and opened tampon inside the cabinet. (I did not touched that, asked the kids not to open the cover)

3. Master bathroom upstairs, the toilet was filthy. Had a black mold under the rim of the sit. Looked pretty disgusting.

4. One of the many coffee makers upstairs had an extremely moldy filter with coffee in it.

5. There was a few pots that were not cleaned properly, they had old food stuck on the sides.

The houses together have like 5 coffee makers, only one worked but it took forever to brew the coffee...bring your own!!

The issue with the AC bothered me to no end. The owners control the AC. Upstairs during the night was so hot, but downstairs was freezing. We slept with a thin blanket every night.

The AC unit got clog or something and there was a steady drip coming from the attic, the owner came to fix it within an hour.

On the other hand the upstair was beautiful, loved the decor and it was very confortable for our family of 7. Downstair it was clean and my brother and family enjoyed the house.


OMG is heaven. The garden is spectacular. The swan so beautiful and serene. I found myself walking through the garden many times. I took millions of pictures. The pool was phenomenal, is gigantic!!!!! The temperature of the pool perfect all the time. We used the fire pit to make smores and help with the mosquitos, bring repellant ALOT!!!

The BBQ was super dirty. It caught fire a few times because the bottom was dirty. We cleaned it as much as we could and used it. The knobs are broken so we used a knife to control the BBQ. The pictures showed a big stainless steel BBQ, we used a very small black one. It was the only one with a gas tank, the stainless steel one was stuck on a corner of the deck.

Bring trash bags, extra towels, dish soap, all bathroom needs except toilet paper and extra blankets. They have towels but with the pool they get dirty fast. I was washing and drying towels all the time! Don't put more than 5-6 towels in the dryer, the dryer doesn't dry very well.

Overall the houses were well stock. The garden was so beautiful, we found ourselves enjoying the outside more than the inside anyways. That was the point of getting the house. Melissa replied to my messages super fast. Fix the cleaning issue and the house will be perfect a 5 star!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your honest evaluation. We will take care of the issues promptly. I will buy more towels, coffee makers, and a new washer and dryer. I also have sent the cleanliness report to the cleaning crew. I apologize the house was neglected in the areas mentioned! We enjoyed having your group and it is important to us that the house is clean for all the guests that visit. I'm glad you enjoyed the grounds and the pool.
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Wonderful!!! Stay here!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm a bit late leaving this right now but I still want to. We stayed here for two weeks in January. It was absolutely perfect! The amenities are too many to count but some special memories are roasting marshmallows over the fire pit by the swimming pool

There were plenty of towels and all the cooking utensils we needed to make our stay very comfortable. Melissa was awesome and always on hand for any questions. My son even left some clothes in her closet and she was so prompt in sending them back So a big THANK YOU for that!!!

If we ever decide to vacation in South Florida again I will definitely be booking this house!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We really enjoyed your group and want to thank you for taking such good care of the house! Your welcome back anytime! Glad to have you!
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Publix Grocery
Rotonda Golf & Country Club The Links Golf Course
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Naples Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Golden Gate Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
China King
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Vanderbilt Beach
Car: recommended

This lovely property is located in golden gate estates. It is between vanderbilt and pineridge just off from collier blvd. The property sits on 2.5 acres so it affords renters with a lot of privacy in this quiet ungated community. You have the feel of country life, but, are still close to restaurants, mercato, the beach, bars, gyms, and golf.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Naples, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
winter 2017
31 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £543.75
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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