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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 1 - 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 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.
Dec 2016
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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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Serene Waterfalls, Garden, Privacy, Heated Pool, Spa &, Large Two Story Retreat
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 34 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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large, older, relaxed vacation home with large landscaped yard/pool area in a central location

  • 4 of 5

Property is very nice, a little run down but is part of what makes it feel like a relaxed vacation home/weekend getaway kind of place. Was centrally located between downtown and interests northeast/southeast of Naples. Was a quiet secluded neighborhood but had everything needed within 5-10 minutes. Will definitely consider next year when our schedules are figured out.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fine stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a group of 6 guys rent the house while on a golf trip. The house worked well for us from the view point that we each had our own bedroom so that decreased the snoring factor. Found the beds comfortable and the rooms had plenty of space. We were fortunate to have one of the guys who is a very good cook so we took advantage of the well appointed kitchen. Plenty of pots, pans, plates ect. We also used the outside grill for steaks. Make sure you clean grill before use. We had to grill off a lot of grease prior to use but in the end, it served our purpose just fine.

We took full advantage of the large refreshing pool with running waterfall. After golfing all day it was a wonderful way to lower body temps that were not use to heat that time of year. Plenty of places to sit around the pool as well as ample deck spaces.

We overall enjoyed the house and would come back again. Would like to see the dishwasher upstairs either replaced or fixed. Top shelf for glasses did not seem to get cleaned.

Overall a quiet,secluded house with plenty of space to spread out and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time for the review. We enjoyed your group very much and appreciate you taking good care of the house. I did want to mention the dishwasher is a year old. We have well water, that has minerals in it. I do provide a product called Lemi Shine that, is to be used in conjunction to the dishwashing pods. This, keeps the glasses clear. I am going to take note, and figure out a way to post this in the kitchen. Thank you again!!
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Spacious home.

  • 5 of 5

Seller responded to a problem as soon as we checked in. Would definitely rent again

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would enjoy having you again! Thank you for taking care such good care of the property while you were here!
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Beautiful but not ready

  • 4 of 5


This is a beautiful and spacious property and we enjoyed our visit here very much. It's situated on a quiet street yet still convenient to attractions. There is plenty of parking and the Internet connection worked well. It is well furnished - the two kitchens and living rooms were much appreciated, along with the collection of games and pool toys. The landscaping and colorful pool lighting were favorites.


There is no big-screen TV and the wallpaper is peeling in one of the bedrooms. With the heavy furniture and many hard surfaces, I would not recommend this property for young children. The weekly rate is not discounted.

This property was not ready for us when we arrived. In the master bedroom, the jacuzzi tub was not clean and the sheets had not been changed. We were told that the previous renters had turned off the pool heater, so it was too cold to swim the first two days. The grill was encrusted and the fire pit had ashes in it. Many lamps were unplugged or needed replacement bulbs and several of the television cable boxes were unscrewed. When we arrived, there was still a load of laundry in both the washer and dryer.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had four little kids at the time we lived on the property with much the same furniture. To us, it was ideal for a family with small kids. We have had many groups with small children rent the property every year because of the open space and the privacy the property affords. I wish you had addressed some of your issues with me while you were here. We always try to address any concerns our guests have with the property as soon as we can. The housekeepers did not have much time in between the group checking out and your allowed checkin time. They have been a terrific crew to have work for me. I have never known them to not change sheets and bedding. I apologize for some of the things on your list, but then again they should have been addressed while you were a guest! We should have been given a chance to make it right.
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Natures paradise

  • 5 of 5

Loved the outdoor fountains and pool. We used the firepit as it was cool when we were here. Melissa was wonderful. Very nice place

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 £541.57
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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