About this listing
Welcome - our goal is to provide you with the very best Airbnb experience possible! As your hosts, we invite you to kick-back, relax, enjoy a cool drink by the pool - and perhaps some good conversation.
Bright, sun drenched, 3 bedroom, 2 bath SW Florida pool home with lanai. Your south-facing guest room has a ceiling fan and neutral decor with nautical, beach motif and is located in a private section of the house; your private bath conveniently opens to pool and lanai. Off street driveway parking is provided. The entire house is air conditioned.
PLEASE - no food, drink or shoes in the guestroom. Water is OK! Please hang all wet swimsuits and towels in the bathroom.
You are welcome to use the pool, lanai and great room. Minimum age of child accompanied by parent is 12. Secure WIFI is provided. HP printer available for boarding passes, etc.- no fax, no land line.
For the beach, we have very comfortable beach chairs, mats, towels, cooler, frisbee and football. And a bucket - if you're serious about shelling!
We love hearing about your travels and experiences and would be glad to share ours. In addition, we would be glad to be your resource for Cape Coral and SW Florida.
We are conservative patriots who enjoy reading, the Bible, a good movie, craft beers and different wines, grilling and BBQ - and love sun, sand, surf and seafood. We very much like to travel and discover new restaurants and destinations.
Please - no politics, no religion.
We live in a very safe neighborhood especially condusive to walking, jogging and bike riding, surrounded by canals and waterways. We are close to shopping, restaurants, marinas, guided fishing and water tours, boat and kayak rental, major roadways, transportation and medical facilities. RSW (Southwest Florida International Airport) is approximately 18 miles. The Cape Coral Yacht Club and beach is approximately 4 miles away. Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva beaches are approximately 12 miles away.
Our favorite beach area is Lovers Key, just south of Fort Myers Beach, about 15 miles away. It is a gorgeous State Park preserve with an excellent beach - you can walk for miles! It has a small fast food restaurant, beach chair and umbrella rental, very clean rest rooms, changing areas and outside showers. Entrance is $8 cash per day, per car.
While public transportation is nearby, A CAR IS A NECESSITY to be able to come and go as you please. (Sorry, we do not provide transportation.) You will need $2 cash each time you cross the toll bridge coming onto the Cape, none to exit. Entry onto Sanibel and Captiva via the toll bridge is $6 cash, none to exit. Parking is $4/hour on Sanibel and Captiva, credit cards OK.
Betty and Rick have been blissfully married since 1975. We have 2 married children and 6 amazing grand children (5 rambunctious grandsons and 1 beautiful grand daughter - who holds her own with her brothers and cousins!).
Betty was born and raised in southern Minnesota. She graduated from Mankato State University and Northwestern College. She previously worked for the Minnesota Twins from 1986 to 1994. She is currently employed by Delta Airlines.
Rick was born in Detroit and grew up in Paris, France from 1957 to 1962. He graduated from the University of Minnesota. Rick is semi-retired and was a real estate agent from 1994 to 2015 with Coldwell Banker and Keller Williams in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
Rick is a US Navy Vietnam Era veteran.
Other things to note
Rick is available for limited tours of Cape Coral, including restaurants, bars and grills, beaches, etc.
Rick is a retired real estate agent and has several very good agent contacts in Cape Coral if you get the bug to investigate the SW Florida lifestyle.
We have a charcoal Weber grill that is available to guests with advance notice. BYOF and BYOB. (Rick and Betty would prefer to grill with you and for you.)
Please treat our home with respect and consideration. We ask that you please cleanup and pickup after yourselves. Check out by 10 AM, check in after 3 PM. Please notify us for late arrivals.
Please - NO shoes, food or drink in your guest bedroom! Water is OK!
Non-smokers only! Please - no vaping, no drugs, no weapons, no pets, no unregistered guests, no parties. And please, no discussion of politics or religion. Minimum lease age is 25. Verified ID and credentials required. International guests, please make sure your cell phones will work during your visit to America BEFORE leaving your home country.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.