Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
LOCATION: Some of the regions finest golf courses are off the Immokalee Road in North Naples. They range from the luxurious Olde Cypress, Quarry and Twin Eagles to the popular public-access courses at Heritage Bay and Valencia. Our beautifully appointed property is on a delightful residential gated community between Twin Eagles and Valencia. This ensures beautiful and peaceful surroundings at affordable rental rates near to the golf courses and local amenities whilst being within reach of the beaches, shops and restaurants of Naples.
POSITION: The villa is on a quiet, broad, palm-lined boulevard. It is in a prime, secluded position with a large, south-facing pool and deck inside a cage and a huge, meandering lake at the back of the property.
VIEWS: As soon as you step through the entrance you are welcomed by the stunning sight of the lanai, pool and lake. The clever layout of the property ensures that these same breathtaking views can be seen from nearly every room. From the front of the house, there are delightful views of the tropical front yard and the rows of palm trees lining the road beyond.
LAYOUT AND FURNISHINGS: The open plan layout has 2,200 sq ft under air with an entrance area, main room, den, dining area, kitchen, pantry, breakfast nook, breakfast bar, full master bedroom and bathroom with separate toilet, two additional double bedrooms, guest bathroom and a den which doubles up as the fourth double bedroom when needed. A utility room opposite the kitchen leads to a 3-car garage.
All the rooms are beautifully furnished and fully equipped. Each bedroom has its own distinctive style. The level of facilities reflects that this is our second home instead of just a rental property. Much of the furniture is to either a Mediterranean design or a Tommy Bahama style to give the house a lovely holiday theme. The linens and towels provided are to the finest hotel quality. The property also benefits from full air conditioning / heating and most of the rooms feature volume ceilings and fans.
OUTSIDE FACILITIES: A large brick-paved cage spans the full back of the house to capture all of the sun and the views whilst tropical gardens on both sides ensure that you are not overlooked. You can enjoy the peace and privacy of the spacious pool (complete with fountains and a waterfall) and take full advantage of the extensive sunbathing, BBQ and dining areas. The lanai is also generous in size and furnishings to ensure ample shade to rest in if it is preferred.
The pool measures 28 ft x 14 ft and has steps down into the shallow end and a submerged seat in the deep end. It can be heated and lit including an option for a changing color sequence.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Delnor Wiggins State Park Beach / Vanderbilt Beach 24 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: South West Florida International (Fort Myers) 45 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The bright twin aspect and pool view of the master bedroom is complemented by an island theme of plantation shutters, a Tommy Bahama style pillow-top bed, matching nightstands, dresser, hanging shelf, mirror and lamps plus flat screen cable TV and ceiling fan. The corner of the room overlooking the pool has a love-seat. The master suite also has a large double-bay walk-in closet.
This bedroom has a striking black and white theme with a queen bed, wrought-iron headboard, matching side table, armchair, lamp, standard lamp, mirror, closet and ceiling fan.
The design pays tribute to its pool and lake views with a decor reflecting all the fun of being on a tropical holiday making it suitable for both children and adults. It is furnished with two memory foam single twin beds plus a table, flat screen cable TV, lamp, closet and ceiling fan.
FOURTH BEDROOM / DEN
The view of the tropical front yard is a perfect foil for the Tommy Bahama styling with plantation shutters, a three seater sofa bed, a side table, a dresser, lamps, mirror, screen and portable fan.
The bathroom has a full-size glass-enclosed shower, a wide tub, a generous double vanity and a separate toilet. This toilet also has a door from the pool area for ease of access and to serve as a changing room. Built-in cupboards and a closet provide ample storage space. A hair dryer and digital scales are included.
A vanity unit, a toilet and a full sized tub combined with a shower fit out the guest bathroom. Cupboards and a closet offer plenty of storage space. The guest bathroom is also equipped with a hair dryer and scales.
The main room features high-end Italian leather sofas, glass top tables and wrought-iron lamps and screen set-off by an Indian silk rug. The sofas seat 5 and two further rattan sided armchairs are available to increase the accommodation to 7. All can enjoy the 40 inch flat screen cable TV, the DVD/CD player and the WiFi cable internet access. The den seats a further 3.
The dining areas are in a Tommy Bahama style. In the formal dining area the backrests of the chairs and legs of the table have an attractive leather weave. The chairs in the breakfast nook and the high stools at the breakfast bar have high-end roll-top rattan backrests and elegant bamboo-clump legs. A matching circular glass-top table is the central feature of the breakfast nook. It seats 4 and the breakfast bar seats a further 4 totaling 8. The circular glass-top table in the formal dining area is larger so by supplementing its 4 chairs with others from elsewhere it can accommodate 7. Outside beside the pool there is a further dining table which can seat 6 by use of 4 chairs and a bench.
KITCHEN & UTILITY ROOM
The kitchen is fully equipped with a sink, waste disposal, refrigerator / freezer / ice-maker, hob / oven, microwave / extractor, low fat grill, bread maker, waffle maker, toaster, blender, whisk, tea kettle and coffee maker. In addition, the kitchen has a walk-in larder. There is a dish washer in the kitchen and a washing machine, dryer and additional sink in the utility room.
|Further details outdoors|
3 car garage, bricked driveway, driveway lighting, porch, porch lighting, brick-paved lanai and deck, lanai lighting, lanai ceiling fan, screened cage, pool, fountains and waterfall, pool and fountains lighting (including colored lights option), pool heating (ambient air heat exchange system), 3 padded lounger chairs and ottomans, 2 mesh loungers, 2 two-seater padded benches, 4 mesh armchairs, glass-top rectangular table, large rectangular umbrella, gas grill, chess/checkers set, tic-tac-toe set, 2 beach loungers, 3 beach chairs, 2 kids beach chairs, 2 beach umbrellas, 2 beach bucket and spade sets, lakeside frontage and lake fishing (requires licence).
The Florida region
Blissfully placed on the Paradise Coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, Naples is well known for its glorious holiday homes, high-end shopping and sophisticated dining but it is also a popular resort destination with its miles of white sandy beaches and abundance of fun activities.
Naples has been named among the nation's top 25 destinations in TripAdvisor's 2013 Travelers Choice Awards. The beaches by the iconic Naples Pier draw the visitors because of their views of the pier, the landscape of the palm fringed beaches and the occasional glimpses of the multi-million dollar properties. The fine, white sand and lapping waves are great for playing and fishing from the pier is free because the city provides a blanket fishing license for all anglers.
Nearby Lowdermilk Beach with its park, playground, picnic tables and restrooms is popular with families.
At Vanderbilt Beach, take off your sandals, splash in the gentle waves and go for a long stroll or a relaxing sit-down. The two finest resort hotels in the region are on this beach which bears testament to its quality.
Visitors and residents also flock to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park's mile-long stretch of sugar-white sand and bountiful shelling plus picnic spots with tables, barbecue stands and the shade of overhanging trees. At the far end of the beach there is a creek where you can watch the antics of fishermen, the comings and goings of boats and, if you are lucky, the frolicking of dolphins.
Beyond the beaches, families will find more than enough fun to fill their days. The new Golisano Children's Museum of Naples is a must-see, as is the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens with its popular giraffes, black bears and boat rides to view primates living cage-free on islands in the zoo's Lake Victoria. Cool off at Sun-n-Fun Lagoon water park with water slides, water fountains and a lazy river (open during the season and holidays). The crazy golf courses in Naples and the surrounding area are an adventure in themselves with their tropical themes and challenging holes.
With nearly 90 courses in the Naples area, it ranks near the top of the National Golf Foundation's Golf Holes Per Capita list. Numerous public and semi-private clubs offer challenging courses that make the most of lush, tropical surroundings. Keep an eye out for osprey, herons, bald eagles and wood storks.
The whole family will enjoy a day out driving around and exploring Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Remote islands and winding waterways can be easily reached on a rented powerboat or Waverunner. Nature tours deliver sightings of playful dolphins and manatees. Kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards (the latest craze) are perfect for meandering along the Paradise Coast Blueway, a network of paddling trails that uses GPS waypoints. Get a glorious view on high on a parasailing adventure, or dive below the waves to see fish and other marine life.