Your sunny, bright south-facing guest room with 2 twin beds.  Your guest bath is around the corner, with separate access to the lanai and pool.Your sunny, bright south-facing guest room with 2 twin beds.  Your guest bath is around the corner, with separate access to the lanai and pool.
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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.

The space

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.)


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $10
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - cat

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

83 Reviews


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Dale User Profile
June 2017
Great hosts. Beautiful home. Sparkling clean. Wonderful stay. Highly recommend.

Vince & Nina User Profile
May 2017
Rick has a very comfortable and clean home to enjoy your stay in Cape Coral. Rick provided everything we needed to have a great trip for us. We will definitely choose to stay at Rick's AirBnb in our future travel plans. We felt so at home and comfortable. Thanks again Vince & Nina
Rick And Betty User ProfileRick And Betty is a superhost.
Response from Rick And Betty:
Enjoyed you both very much - thanks for a great visit! Look forward to seeing you again when you're down this way! Happy trails and safe travels!
May 2017

Leyvis User Profile
April 2017
Rick and Betty's place it is a dream vacation home in Cape Coral. Impeccably clean with all the amenities needed. Rick was very welcoming and attentive to anything that I needed but at the same time I had the privacy I needed when I wanted. I enjoyed having breakfast in the lanai with Rick. Very educated men and very savvy. Rick brought to my attention about an owls nest close to the house which I was fascinated to meet 6 baby owls that were adorable. Wonderful stay!!!

Katharina User Profile
April 2017
Rick was a superb host! Our stay was nothing but beautiful. Room just as described. He was very helpful and made us feel right at home!Hatchi the cat was the star of the show and always up for cuddels.Five stars!

Joanna User Profile
April 2017
Restful place close to shops and restaurants. We borrowed everything we needed for our trip to the beach - towels chairs etc. Thanks so much for helping us feel at home!

Laura User Profile
April 2017
I had a very nice, very comfortable stay in Cape Coral this weekend thanks to Rick and Betty. I did not get a chance to meet Betty but Rick was very welcoming and nice. The home is very nicely finished and in a good location for seeing the area. Rick was great company and was very attentive to ensuring that I was comfortable during my stay. I highly recommend and if I am in the area again I would definitely reserve this room again!

Arne User Profile
April 2017
Rick is definetly the best and most professional AirBnB host. Unfortunately we did not meet Betty because she was out for work. The house is located conveniently for most places in the area. It is important to have a car to get around as it is written in the description. Rick welcomed us and let us feel as we visited a friend right from the beginning. He knows a lot about the area and likes to share many useful information with the guests. You will have your private bathroom which is very clean and in very good condition. Rick even offers a divider for the corridor to the bathroom for full privacy, even though his room is on the other side of the house. We had a great time staying with Rick and we would definetly come back.

Cape Coral, Florida, United States · Joined in October 2015
Rick And Betty User ProfileRick And Betty is a superhost.

Conservative patriots, easy-going, like to travel. Love sun, sand, surf and seafood!

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Response time: within an hour
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