Villa africa, beautiful pool home in quiet … – homeaway electricity in india ppt


The Villa offers in total 2346 sq ft with A/C, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining area, office and a fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom has a King size bed and a TV. The master bathroom has a big shower with plenty of space for two, double sinks and a walk in closet. Toilet is separate. The second bedroom is slightly bigger than the third and therefore also has a King sized bed. The third bedroom has two twin beds and also has a TV. Both these rooms share the second bathroom.

The Villa offers a spacious office, decorated with signed, original photographs of famous Hollywood stars, shot by the house owner! The office has two nice desks, plenty of office supplies, computer with 17 screen and high-speed Internet, printer/scanner/copier, telephone and fax that helps you keep up with business or stay in touch with friends during your stay!

The living area offers a 55-inch TV, a DVD-player and a powerful Sony stereo device for your enjoyment. There are plenty of books, movies and disks for you to enjoy during your stay. Dining room has a big dining table with plenty of space. The kitchen is fully equipped with full sized refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dish washer and ice-maker, everything you need for a perfect vacation. Outside there is a gas BBQ-grill.

We will require a credit card on location to be able to charge you for your electricity consumption. The charge is $0.14/kWh and the electric meter will be read on the day of check-in and again on the day of check-out. When staying for over a month, the electricity consumption will be charged every month. View more

While the property was pretty much as described there were some issues. The pool heater or the thermostat did not seem to work. The pool would only get up to ambient temperature slowly as the day went by and the sun warmed the surface. It was bought to the manager’s attention but not really ever resolved. The main problem however was the charges for electricity usage. You will be charged 15 Cents a Watt as it mentions in their agreement. Now they first tried to say this was normal. But the local utility/power company is LCEC. The actual cost per Watt is around 7 to 8 Cents. You can call LCEC to confirm this. So this management company is effectively marking up the cost of electric by 100% ! They also do not provide any weekly credit towards electric which seems even more unfair. The home consumes at least $25 of electric per week even if sitting empty. So without the weekly credit you are paying towards property overheads. Then, in addition to that, expect to pay double the cost per Watt. When questioned, the manager said the extra cost is their "admin fee". Wow!!! She also got quite annoyed that I dared questioned the mark-up. Maybe its because I live locally and I am not a naive tourist that doesn’t know anything. Personally, I think the electric charge was outrageous. They take your credit card details when you arrive and check the electric meter either weekly or when you depart. Other than that, the property was reasonable maintained and the elderly relatives that we booked this home for, enjoyed their stay.

We just finished a wonderful vacation in Cape Coral staying at the beautiful Villa Africa!! This home is beyond what the pictures show!! You walk in and right from the front door you can see both the pool and the beautiful canal! The home is very spacious – all three bedrooms are huge! The master bedroom looks like something out of a magazine! We staying in this home for a week. The neighbour introduced himself the second day and was very helpful in giving us advice on where to fish, eat, how to catch fish and what bait to use, right in our own back yard! We were approximately a half hours drive from Pine Island, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island plus about 40 minutes or so to Ft. Meyers Beach!! All breathtaking and if you like too look for seashells these are the places to visit. We saw dolphins at Sanibel Island, ate at Berts and the Sandy Hook in Pine Island (both had amazing seafood!!) We were also in driving distance to two mini-golfs and the grocery stores were only five minutes away. This home had everything and more! We did leave a couple of fishing rods in the garage for the next guests to use. We found out that you don’t need a fishing license to fish in the backyard! We were told there was an iguana in the neighbourhood… we waited and waited… and finally the day before we had to leave, he showed up on our dock!! I definately recommend Villa Africa!! It’s close enough to everything… but far enough that if you want to come home late afternoon… have a bbq and enjoy the pool, you still have the peace and quiet all to yourself!!

Situated right at the canal in a very calm street in one of the most attractive yet fast growing areas of Cape Coral, Villa Africa offers everything you could wish for! Stay in the silence of this peaceful villa for lazy days by the pool. Or jump in the car, hit the new areas of Pine Island Road and you have immediate access to the best and newest shopping and restaurants in Cape Coral. Matlacha and Pine Island are easy accessible by car and so is beautiful Ft. Myers beach. There are several high class golf courses within 20 minutes of driving. A two hour drive south takes you into the deep, exciting areas of the Everglades. Add another hour and you are right in the middle of exotic Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. From here, you can easily keep on going to Ernest Hemingways home in the southern most part of the United States Key West.

Should you choose to drive north, there are plenty to see. A two hour drive will take you to the cities of Tampa and S:t Petersburg, where you can enjoy fishing, shopping and cultural life. Do not miss the Salvador Dali Museum, one of the finest on the world. Add another two hours and you are right in the middle of Orlando where you must visit the Disney theme parks, Sea World, Universal Studios and many other places. On your way back to Cape Coral, make sure to stop at The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, a truly amazing experience. Here, you will learn the story of the worlds biggest circus and tour the beautiful estates of the rich and famous Mr Ringling.