Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from owner

All inclusive boat rental with our partner: boat instruction, cleaning

skipper insurance and sea tow. No hidden fees.

26 ft Monterey 263 Expl.

3 Days special: $ 680

4 Days: $ 899

5 Days: $ 949

6 Days: $ 999

7 Days special: $ 1.099

14 Days: $ 2.099

Long term rental deals possible with or without boat or partial boat rental during a certain period of time.

Our magnificent Key West style Villa 'Old Florida' combines luxury with a real tropical feeling. The perfect getaway in Paradise surrounded by lush greenery. Situated on a large saltwater canal with gulf access and at the end of a very quiet cul-de-sac, it offers all the amenities you need for 2 to 3 families, group travel or a family reunion.

The renovation of this luxury villa was finished in November 2012 and Villa 'Old Florida' features a new heated salt water pool and waterfall spa (16x30 sqft), new paved patio and lanai, a new white metal roof and new pool screen and privacy fence.

This large two-story villa offers more than 3800 sq.ft of air conditioned space and includes a Gingerbread front porch with swing and rocking chairs. Our vacation home is tastefully decorated and well equipped with hardwood floors throughout and a radio surround system.

Villa 'Old Florida' has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a huge game room with pool table upstairs and is fully equipped with everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

3 bedrooms with huge walking wardrobes (2 king, 1 queen with Henredon vintage furniture) are situated on the first floor as well as the ensuite master bath with jacuzzi and the 2nd bathroom.

A girl's room with 2 Captain's beds and 2 trundles, 3rd bathroom with separate shower and a boy's room with 2 Captain's beds and 2 trundles are situated on the second floor.

The huge game room with pool table/table tennis, flatscreen TV (32"), DVD player, DVDs, board games, puzzles, English, German and French books, and Air Hockey make this the perfect retreat for kids and teenagers.

The kitchen includes granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The living room features a beautiful open fire place, high cathedral ceilings with 2 huge fans, flatscreen TV (52"), free movies on demand and free phone calls in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

The huge table in the kitchen and in the living room can seat 14 people.

2 sets of French doors open onto the lanai. The lanai and Tiki-Hut are fully equipped with teak furniture and upscale lounge chairs.

The oversized boat dock overlooking the canal will provide waterfront living at its best. Here you can sunbathe, fish (yellow fish lights on the dock help to attract fish) or just relax in the Tiki-Hut and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.

The comfortable 26 ft. boat with plenty of seating can accommodate up to 10 people or more. Enjoy a great time on the water under the Bimini Top, or on the sun beds in the bow area. The Monterey has a large extended swim platform with 2 ladders incl. Outdoor freshwater shower.

This boat is equipped with stainless steel cup holders, a sink, Stereo Radio / CD with remote, Table and cool box.

The navigation is very simple with iPad System even for inexperienced boaters easy to use. This navigation system shows you exactly where you are, planes your route, shows you the way through the huge Waterways and tells you where you better don’t go to be safe.

Full safety equipment incl. Charts, lifejackets, navigation, depth finder, fire extinguisher, signal lights, first aid kit / first aid kit, life jackets, life cushions, fog horn, Floating VHF radio.

Can be booked via our boat partner.

Explore the tropical islands Sanibel and Captiva in the Gulf of Mexico or take the boat to one of the many restaurants on the water.

The quite cul-de-sac makes it easy for small children to use our 4 kid's bikes or you can discover this beautiful neighborhood with our 6 beach cruiser bikes for adults.

Complimentary: Boogie boards, beach chairs, beach toys, pool accessories, beach mats, cooler, beach stroller, sun shades, kid's toys etc. etc. and a complete set of 14 beach towels, bath towels and luxury bed linen (100 % cotton Egyptian thread sheets and Ralph Lauren comforters) are also at your disposal.

Beds: 2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, 8 Twin Beds

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4833584

About the area

Cape Coral Yacht Club 18 min drive Cape Coral beach with amazing sun sets Sun Splash - aquatic parc Edison Museum Winter Estate Fort Myers Shelling and beautiful beaches of the tropical island of Sanibel Fort Myers Beach and historic center Shelling on Captiva and in Cayo Costa natural reserve beautiful beaches Miromar Outlet

Interaction with guest

Upon arrival you will find the keys in a lock box. The home manager Dorit comes usually the next morning for check-in.

Owner profile

Michã¨le V.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, French, Portuguese, German, Dutch


Check in time: 17:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $1,000.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table


  • 3 Full baths

Reviews (11)

Very Good
11 reviews

“On the Gulf!”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2018

We were very pleased with the property! The house was right on the canal with a beautiful dock area. Enough bedrooms for everyone. Our teenagers loved being on the second floor. The house was very well stocked with anything you might need, a ton of towels were provided. The pool area was beautiful. The house was very clean. We even had our small dog with us. We will visit again!

Owner's reply: Thank you for staying at our vacation home. I am glad you were satisfied with the layout and pool/spa area. See you again soon!

“Wonderful Home”

Reviewed 9 Feb 2016

Everything was as described, maybe even better. Extremely clean and had everything we could ask for. Great pool and hot tub. Owners very responsive to emails. No surprises make for a great vacation.

Owner's reply: We are very glad that you had an enjoyable time at our vacation home. See you again next time. Mich?le and family.

“Family Get Away”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2015

My extended family and I loved this place. It was exactly as they described it on the website. Beautifully decorated and had so much I inside and outside. We really could not ask for anything more. The kids loved the game room, bikes, pool and they even caught two cat fish. I would definitely recommend this house to all my friends and other family members I just wish we had more time, but we will be back. :-) Sincerely, Marcelle Dolabaille-Laronde

“Nice house for the price!”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2014

We stayed for a week and it was a nice home for the price. The home had granite countertops and a hot tub attached to the pool. I would stay there again!

“Old Florida Villa Review”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2014

We stayed in this lovely home for a month and enjoyed every minute. The house was beautiful, open and spacious and exactly as shown in the pictures. The lanai, pool and spa were awesome and we swam every day and ate almost all of our meals outside. The house is stocked well for cooking and eating. If you are a reader, there are great books to chose from and the best places to read are on the lanai on the lounge chair by the pool or at the Tiki Hut by the canal, so relaxing. Grocery stores are numerous and close as well as the beached in Naples, Sanibel Island and Fort Myers beach are all within an hours drive. If you have children Bowditch Beach Park at Fort Myers beach is great as it has change rooms and bathrooms and picnic areas, great. We discovered Cape Harbour 10 munites from the house and Rumrunners, a great place to eat, food is awesome as well as The Joint was great to eat at as well or go to the outside bar, have a drink and enjoy the scenery, lovely boutiques if you love to shop, lots of yachts to look at. River front Downtown Fort Myers was beautiful, loads of place to eat, lots of boutiques with unique things., lovely to walk around, not big just perfect. It was very hard to leave this house as we loved it so much but we will be back. Linda and Bruce

Owner's reply: We are very glad that you liked our house so much and that you will return next year during the winter. See you next year, Michèle

“Cape Coral vacation”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2013

We rented this property for two weeks in Nov. Upon arrival we were unable to enter the home as there was a hiccup with the lock box. We didn't receive the box code until the day we left to drive down from Canada and we did not check our e-mail until we arrived at the home. Once the couple of problems were solved and we were settled in we had a lovely vacation. The home was as described in the listing and very comfortable. The house was clean and well stocked with towels, kitchen dishes, beach equipment, the pool was clean and the patio area was nice. We enjoyed staying here and will recommend this home to friends. John and Linda Turner

Owner's reply: Dear John and Linda, We are glad that you finally retrieved the house instructions I sent to you earlier. Our home manager was sick and replaced by a friend but apparently everything went smoothly nevertheless. Great that you had a lovely vacation! Michèle

“Wonderful Home”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2013

Wonderful home. We stated here with extended family, and everyone had a great time. The pool and hot tub were nice, as was the chairs for tanning. The game room upstairs was perfect for the kids. The house was very clean and beautifully decorated. We only wished we had more time.

Owner's reply: We are glad you liked our second home and appreciated the decoration! Hope to see you back another time. Michèle

“Home Away From Home”

Reviewed 21 Feb 2013

I absolutely loved Villa Florida, I miss it already. We spent a month here. The house is beautiful, especially the outdoor area where we spent most of our time, loved the pool and hot tub. The pictures of the home are very accurate. There is lots of towels and linens provided. The house is perfect for a few families to share.

Owner's reply: Thank you Marlain. We are so glad you enjoyed the time there. We hope to be seeing you again! Michèle

“Amazing home with many amenities!”

Reviewed 4 Dec 2012

We had a wonderful time at this home in November for a ladies-only retreat before the holidays. The house is beautifully decorated with a mixture of antiques and modern furniture and accessories. The moment we walked in this clean, well kept home we feel relaxed! The home is wonderfully laid out, with views of the pool and canal from the living room, dining room and kitchen. The pool area is fantastic. The pool is large and new, with a great hot tub. It was a real treat to walk down to the tiki hut on the water in the backyard and have our morning coffee. The boat is an added bonus. This house is perfect for two families. We hope to come here this summer with our teenagers. The upstairs area has two bedrooms that sleep 8 people, a bath, and its own living area with a pool table, sitting area and TV. Great for the kids. Meanwhile, the we plan to stay with our friends downstairs in one of the three bedrooms and have quiet converstions in the downstairs living room or on the pool deck overlooking the water. The kitchen had everything we needed, and there were plenty of bikes for us to use. The beach equipment was nice to have. We went shopping quite a few times, and the malls and outlet malls are plentiful. There is even a Trader Joes nearby if you crave gourmet organic meals. I recommend this home very highly!

Owner's reply: Dear Wendy, Thank you for having stayed at our vacation home "Villa Old Florida". I hope to see you next summer with your 2 sons. Michèle

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

We fell in love with Florida, the Sunshine State and our newly remodeled vacation property is perfect for a getaway with children. Our boat allows us to explore the tropical islands Sanibel and Captiva and the new heated saltwater pool and spa are also great fun.
Our house is big enough to accomodate 2-3 families with up to 8 children.