Tropical pool villa in sw cape coral, 4 bed… – homeaway list of electricity usage by appliances


Lake front vacation home in Southwest Cape Coral featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, electric heated pool and beautiful lake views. Sands Lakeside is located in SW Cape Coral within walking distance to Cape Harbour and Marina and about 10 minutes by car to Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach. Fort Myers Beach is around a 30 minute drive. Sanibel and Captiva Islands with their beautiful beaches are about 35 minutes by car.

Guests enter this beautiful vacation home through the grand entry. The breathtaking lake view starts the minute you walk through the double doors which lead into the foyer. Columns flank the formal dining room and office/lounge area. The living room is situated toward the pool deck and offers 2 large leather reclining couches and reclining chair, as well as a 60” HD flat screen TV offering cable TV. A sports package is included which has various European soccer league games and more. Sands Lakeside also offer high speed wireless internet and the latest Sonos music system. The Sonos Play 3 has access to most of the music in the world and can be controlled by your smart phones or tablet devices. Sonos can also play your own music from any wifi connected smart phone, tablet or PC. A CD player is also available in the office area.

On the pool deck you will find an electric heated pool which also offers a removable child safety fence. There are sun loungers, and two patio sets which cater for up to 10 guests as well as a gas bbq grill. The house is surrounded by lush landscaping and has a shaded lakeside sitting area, which is also enjoyed by the many ducks and birds which visit the lake. With many palm trees Sands Lakeside is the perfect tropical retreat!

Sands Lakeside has a large kitchen with breakfast bar, and breakfast nook overlooking the pool and lake. The master suite is separated from the other 3 bedrooms and offers direct access to the pool deck through French doors. It includes a large flat screen TV, ceiling fan, and king size bed. The attached master bath has a large walk-in closet, dual sinks, and a walk-in shower.

2 of the 3 guest bedrooms have queen size beds, and 1 bedroom has twin beds and TV. All rooms offer ceiling fans. The guest bedrooms share the 2nd guest bath, which is also has direct access to the pool deck, and offers a shower/tub combo. The guest bedroom toward the back of the home also has a direct access to the guest bath en-suite.

Cape Harbour Marina is within less than 5 min by car, 10 minutes by bicycle and can be reached by foot in around 30 minutes. There are galleries and shopping, a coffee shop and several waterfront dining spots all overlooking the beautiful waterways and harbour. There is regular outdoor entertainment and events such as wine tasting and a farmers market. There is also a nearby boat ramp.

The lay out of the house is nice and roomy. Had to take the dirty pool cover off every day so the dirt got in the pool so you had to spend time cleaning the pool every day. There are so many ducks in the pond that you couldn’t walk in the back yard and it stunk like dead fish and duck crap. The beds were semi-comfortable but the pillows were terrible on every bed. The house was warm because they don’t want you to turn the air very cool even when its 88 degrees outside. They don’t tell you about all the hidden cost that you have to pay. Had to pay extra for a damage insurance which you don’t get back. If they have to do more than 3 loads of laundry after you leave they charge you $20 per load, kind of hard not to have 3 loads when you use 3 large beds and towels. Then you are only allowed $25 worth of electric for a week they said we used almost $90 but how do you know. I also had to purchase toilet paper because they only provided 2 1/2 rolls, I had to purchase laundry detergent to wash towels so we wouldn’t be charged the $20 and I had to buy dish soap because the bottle was empty. I have used home away before and even stayed in Cape Coral and never had all the hidden charges with that home and it was a lot bigger and a nicer home. If I do come back to Cape Coral it won’t ever be at this property.

We have taken your comments on board regarding the pool cover and this has been replaced by a new cover. Manager does not require guests to use solar blankets but simply recommends to keep them on pool when pool Is not in use to reduce heat loss. Had you contacted the property manager, he could have resolved this at the start of your vacation to save you any problems.

When our guests book a lakeside house the main attraction is the wildlife that visit the lake and we have had many positive remarks about the beautiful ducks. We have no control over the number of ducks that visit and as far as the back yard stinking of ‘dead fish and duck crap’ we have never had any complaints before or since. I have asked the owners who visit regularly and they have never had a problem.

Re the Air Con, we ask our guests not to turn the air con more than 17° below the outside air temperature. This is standard for all air conditioning units and recommended by many AC companies, for any home in Florida, as a temperature below this can cause the equipment to freeze and stop working.

The electric you were charged was $89 less the $25 allowance. We do not think this is excessive and is standard throughout most holiday rentals in Cape Coral. This extra charge is clearly on the booking schedule and so you were aware of this at booking.

Again, a charge for extra laundry is pretty standard in rental properties. As there is a short turn around in guests checking out and new arrivals, we ask them to put washing in the machine before they leave. Most guests do not leave more than 3 loads of washing. All bed linen and a load of towels would still only be 3 loads.