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Tropical Escape - Cape Coral, FL

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21 reviews
Max. occupancy: 12 3 King Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 11 comfortably  No pets 
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Stunning waterfront home on canal with dock and private pool

This gorgeous waterfront home is the perfect place for your next Cape Coral getaway. Enjoy the incredible water views from the pool or outdoor dining area. Inside you'll find modern amenities, a gorgeous stone fireplace, pool table, wet bar, multiple flatscreen TVs, and more. This bright and beautiful home is ready-made for your next family vacation.

What's nearby:
Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking and more right from the backyard! If you decide to venture out of the neighborhood, explore one of the many local shops, restaurants, beaches, or museums. Take a drive over to the popular destination of Sanibel Island or relax on the white sands of Fort Myers Beach.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen (with dishwasher)
The pool can be heated upon request from October through May! 72 hours notification is required and a pool heat fee of $32 plus tax per day (minimum 3 days required) must be paid prior to check-in.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining







Water view






Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities

Pool : Private

Heated pool

Pool table : Private

Pool spa


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels




21 reviews

Matthew M. Jun 2022
What a wonderful house to spend a week in! This spacious house was perfect for three families and never felt crowded. The pool area was top notch and a huge hit with both the adults and the kids. We enjoyed drinking our coffee and watching the sunrise from the dock behind the house. We would have liked to have a couple more pots and pans since we do like to doing our own cooking, but we loved the ability to be able to enjoy our meals together in the large dining area. We would definitely stay here again!
Jo F. Apr 2022
We loved the beautiful home with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. Great pool. The pool was cold one day but a call to Vacasa was answered immediately and the pool heater was fixed the next morning.
Our entire family had a great time.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Jo. We apologize for the pool heat issue you encountered during your stay. We appreciate you notifying the local staff and that they were able to promptly resolve the issue. We hope to host you again.
Vickie M. Aug 2021
My husband, 3 adult daughters, and their families stayed in this lovely home for over a week. The house was beautifully furnished, the amenities were just what we were looking for, and the entire family LOVED the pool. The space accommodated all 12 of us (7 adults and 5 children under 10) nicely. We felt close, but never cramped. Our ONLY complaint was the pool patio area. The pool is surrounded by paving stones rather than poured concrete. The stones have a tendency to pop up unevenly when water from the pool splashes out and puddles. The dry pavers were fine and caused no issues, but the ones directly beside the pool "floated" up creating a hazard. While I was walking across the pool area, I struck my toe on one of the up-ended pavers and broke it. One of my daughters is a nurse and was able to treat it and help me avoid seeking medical treatment, but I would hate to see it happen to anyone else-ESPECIALLY a child. That said, the pool was very nice; it was large enough for everyone to spread out and for the kids to play and was shallow enough for them to stand in more than half of it. The washer and dryer are front loader, high-efficiency models. The dryer did display an error message seeming to indicate there was a blockage in the drain. We were able to notify the owner quickly who arranged for a repair person to service the machine the following day. We had no issues after that. The dock just beyond the screened in pool was nice as well. My husband, sons-in-law, and grandchildren fished from the dock several times. One day, my daughter and her husband rented a boat; they were able to dock it here while they picked up some of the family and grabbed lunch. We were also fortunate enough to see 3 manatee in the canals one evening!

Here are a few pointers for future renters:
Front bedroom (by the front door): King bed, full bath (shower only) - this bedroom gets a lot of morning sun. The half-circle windows above the traditional windows lack any sort of shade. Put your early risers here.
Master bedroom (behind the front bedroom): King bed, full bath (soaker tub and shower), sitting area with sofa bed, pool access via sliding door. This room stays dark pretty late into the day. Very large, may be suitable for a family with young kids sleeping in the room.
Jack and Jill Suite: 2 twins in each room (4 total), full bath (shower only), double sinks. These rooms stay fairly dark throughout the day as well thanks in part to the blinds. We noticed these rooms were cooler than the other bedrooms. In addition to each room having a door, there is a pocket door to close off the entire suite.
Back bedroom (behind the Jack and Jill suite): King bed, full bath (shower only), pool access via door in the bathroom. This room stays very dark and due to its distance from the living room and pool, stays pretty quiet, also has a fireplace.
Kitchen: Fully equipped (pots/pans, flatware, dinnerware, etc.), in addition to standard kitchen appliances, there is also a warming drawer. 4 bar stools along the back kitchen counter, 6 bar stools around the large kitchen island.
Bar area: Wine fridge, Keurig, barware, stemware, 2 bar stools along the counter, small pool table.
Pool area: L-shaped pool, 3 ft by stair entrance, 2-person submerged seating area adjacent, closer to 4 ft by the bend, drops to maybe 8ft by the other side, 3-person submerged seating area along the deeper section. Waterfall at the bend, circular jacuzzi tub slightly elevated overlooking the 3ft pool area with a waterfall into the pool. Power for the jacuzzi jets is a white circular push-button on the brick surrounding the tub along the back near the lanai. Three (3) different seating areas around the pool: 2 person bistro table outside the master bedroom sliding door, large 8-10 person table under cover, slightly elevated over the pool patio, 4 person table under the lanai overlooking the deep end of the pool.
The flooring throughout the entire house is tile: use caution when coming in from the pool with wet feet!
The light switches could use some updated labeling. Some list what they control, while others do not.

Overall, I would recommend this house to those staying in and around Cape Coral. The location along the water is pretty and convenient for those who enjoy fishing and/or boating. The house was large, comfortable, and cool. The pool was the inviting and entertained the kids all day. The owner was easy to work with and quick to respond to our questions and concerns.
Chuck K. Apr 2021
We arrived on Saturday and that evening we noticed water standing in the bottom of the dishwasher. Thinking someone did not let the cycle complete, we started it. The next morning, water was still in the bottom of the dishwasher.
We contacted Vacasa and we were informed they already knew about the problem. The dishwasher was still under warranty and the owner wanted a factory authorized repair person to fix it. On Monday morning, a Vacasa employee came and vacuumed the water out. We were told he checked the dishwasher’s filter and drain line and found no issues. They said they would contact a repair person. We asked to be notified later that day about the status of the repair.
On Tuesday we called Vacasa again and were informed that a repair person could not be there until Friday. We were also told, without asking, we would be issued a credit and would probably see it on our credit card before we left. On Friday we called to find out when the repair person would be arriving. We were then told that they now could not arrive until Wednesday (11 days after they knew about the problem) and were again told we would receive a credit. On Wednesday, the repair man cleared the dishwasher’s clogged drain line in less than 15 minutes.
It has now been four weeks since we departed and still have not seen a credit. We have contacted Vacasa numerous times and were told more than once they would look into it. During my phone call today, I was told they have to send me a check which will take another three to four weeks.
Manager response:
Hi Janice! Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. We sincerely apologize for the dishwasher issues you had to deal with during your stay. The dishwasher has since been repaired and is no longer retaining water at the bottom. We apologize for the delay in getting this resolved. Unfortunately, this was a situation out of our control as we had to wait for an available appointment for the appliance repair man. Our local team did what they could to resolve the issue in a promptly matter for you. Our maintenance technician came out to vacuum up the water and clear out the filters. A refund was also processed for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future!
Cassie E. Mar 2021
The pool area and kitchen/bedrooms were fantastic!! The kitchen had plenty of seating, counter space and the double oven came in very handy! The loose tiles around the pool were a bit tedious and pinched a couple of feet. A few more basics upon arrival would have been helpful but we managed. Check in and check out processes were very efficient. We loved our time here and will definitely be back!!
Dmitriy S. Feb 2021
TL/DR: House needs work/maintenance to reach potential.

I would have actually rated this home even lower if it weren't for the help of the Vacasa team throughout our stay.
This is great house with a lot of potential. Unfortunately, the owners have not invested into maintenance/upkeep to realize and maintain that potential. The house needs a good amount of work for it to be worthy of the price tag, IMO.
There are some more minor issues like a broken fan switch, to more medium ones like needing to be literally within an inch of a ceiling fan (requires a ladder) to operate via remote, broken deck chairs, or the absolutely filthy air filters/ducts/grates. To the bigger issues likely completely misaligned and uneven (jutting out 1/2 inch or more) pool stone tiles that create a huge safety hazard for anyone around the pool. We also didn't have any heat to most of the bedroom as it turned out there was no heating coil in the HVAC system (internal temp dropped down to 66 degrees). Thankfully now that's at least fixed. Pretty sure the pool pump was set to work at night and not during the day too.
Cleaning was also sub-par. We needed to reclean all the tables, countertops, and shelves upon arrival. The kitchen and bathroom sinks were dirty with film/residue. Sinks don't seem to have been unclogged in ages, if ever. Basically, the cleaning crew seems to just quickly spray things down and move on. I was told upon inquiry that there just isn't enough time between guests to do an actual deep clean, which is surprising given Vacasa's Premium Clean promise.
The only thing I can say is the at least James and Crystal from the local Vacasa team were very responsive and helped every way they could. But at the end of the day, the home owner needs to spend some time and money to bring this house to the right levels of safety and comfort.
Manager response:
Dmitriy, thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback. We apologize if there were any concerns during your visit. We are always happy to assist. The ceiling fan and remote have been replaced and are working well. We have cleaned the deck chairs, they are in good condition. We have also cleaned and replaced all vent covers and air filters. We will repair and fill the pool stones to ensure they are a more even surface. The heater and HVAC were repaired during your visit and are still working perfectly. All drains have been cleared and are draining. The pool pump is set to run from 8am-8pm. The timer won’t allow it to run during the night hours. We are so glad that you were able to work with our local staff. We hope you’ll visit again very soon.
Brian P. Jan 2021
The view was spectacular, rooms are very spacious, kitchen and entertaining area was perfect for our group. Would stay here again.
Killian R. Dec 2020
I feel the pictures very much represent the house where we have rented and they haven’t! This is good!
We had a problem with dishwasher they were there that afternoon. Same with pool. They came to fix the heating within 2 hours of calling. That was AWESOME!

We liked the house very much and the dock was great add on to the house. And we rented from the nicest boat company. SpeedDock boats. He was the nicest and brand new boat!!!!
Shelley G. Nov 2020
Lots of space for family gathering. We loved the huge lanai. Between the pool and large seating areas we spent most of our time out there. I read some bad reviews but booked anyway. So glad since in reality there were a few minor inconveniences. There are folding screens to cover glass doors in the master suite and bath for privacy, and there are loose tiles on lanai but no danger issues. The only thing that bothered us was paying so much to have heat for the pool and hot tub. Pool was okay but hot tub never got hot. Other than that we loved this vacation home and would definitely rent again.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Shelley. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Please note that this home does not have a hot tub. The pool from this property has a spa attached to it, with jets below the waterline. These pool spas do not heat up like a hot tub, and they warm to the same temperature as the pool. We look forward to hosting you again!
Kelly P. Oct 2020
This home is beautiful and appears to be newly remodeled. The pool is amazing, has a great view of the canal, and is a great place to bring your family or friends together to hang out for vacation. The only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating is because: 1) two of the four TV's in the house didn't work (kids were disappointed); 2) there are ghost ants all over the kitchen including in the drawers and cabinets crawling all over the dishes and utensils; 3) there is mold in one of the bathrooms (we were told it is from a water leak, but wasn't told prior to arriving); 4) a lot of dust around the ceiling vents in most rooms (tall ceilings, but very visible); 5) paid for the full week to have the pool heated, but didn't feel like it was until later in the week); and 6) felt the house wasn't deeply cleaned and expected that especially with COVID going on right now. The dishwasher had nasty stagnant water standing in the bottom, appeared to now have been run for quite some time. Also, felt like if the house had been better cleaned that many of the issues I noted above would have been taken care of prior to our arrival. Maintenance did come and spray for the ghost ants and cleaned the vents he could reach. He looked at the TVs but couldn't do anything to fix them. I cooked many meals so I had to thoroughly clean everything in the kitchen prior to use. Overall, the stay was great, just had to do more cleaning than I wanted to on vacation.
Michael G. Feb 2020
The pool area is best part of house, nice pool, sitting area and tv outside. Inside has plenty of room. Kitchen is huge with plenty of tools to cook with. Nice bedrooms with comfortable beds.
Anthony B. Feb 2020
Overall was great.
BUT -outside grill did not work, had no power for a few days in 1/2 of house because of old electrical panel, fridge needs service

BUT the local VACASSA staff , especially Krystal, were superb and got everything fixed
quickly to our satisfaction.
I would book again with Vacassa because of the great and attentive service and I would book this home again.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. We apologize for the issues you encountered and appreciate you providing us with the opportunity to address them promptly during your stay to improve your comfort. We hope to see you again!
Eduard S. Oct 2019
Das Haus war einfach traumhaft .
Bis auf einen Wasserkocher , hatte das Haus einfach alles was man für einen entspannten Urlaub braucht .

Wir kommen auf jedenfall wieder
Oliver S. Aug 2019
Everything was great, clean - we missed nothing!
Marsha J. Aug 2019
The home is so spacious and beautiful... there were 12 of us and no one got bored...some played pool...or swam in the pool....or just relaxed...most of of fished...the family dinners...I couldn’t ask fo more
Marion B. Mar 2019
Beautiful house, pool, and steps to a great canal scene.
Clean, neat, with lots of space for the 9 of us.
Kelly F. Jan 2019
We recently stayed here for 8 days and with 7 adults and 5 children. Overall we will absolutely stay here again, however I feel there a few things that should be mentioned for future renters. 1) The main master suite has NO curtains!! This could be okay if the bathroom did not have see through window doors and a see through shower straight in! So if you want to stay with more than a loved one, beware everyone can watch you shower!! You will need to hide in the closet to change your clothes. 2) The hot water heater was shut off or extremely low, which we didn't know until a couple really cold showers. 3) The pool has some flaws, the fountain/overflow does not work properly, the heater shuts off and flashes FLO. Overall a great size pool and kids thoroughly enjoyed. 4) Propane tank was very low, and ran out within 10 minutes of starting to cook dinner, unfortunately no spare was in the garage like we expected. Had to come up with a plan b last minute. 5) We went on vacation packing light knowing we had a washing machine, however the washing machine DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK!! Thankfully my husband was handy enough to find the problem, and constantly fix the flow valve to allow it to work properly. The washing machine may have been the biggest hassle, as we like to keep clothes and towels clean often.
Overall, the home has been beautifully updated, extremely spacious, gorgeous canal view, great location in the Cape, fantastic outdoor space. We really enjoyed our family vacation here and hope to make it a yearly trip!
George S. Jan 2019
Very spacious