Very nice home my Grandson loved the pool.drove to Fort Myers Time Square went to the beach built Sandcastles, My Grandson loved the Magician in Time Square. The weather was beautiful rain one day
We recently stayed at Chelsea in Cape Coral for 1 month in March-April 2012. My wife and I have 3 children under the age of 3. The house was very spacious and well set up to have a young family there and at the same time entertaining other guests. The pool was handy and the owner provided a kid fence to put up so you could still sit outside but not have to constantly make sure your kids fell into the pool. Lots of linens provided as well as all beach accessories were there waiting to be used. Closest grocery store in Publix about a 3minute driveaway. Lots of great parks nearby including Rotary Park, Four Seasons Park, and Yacht Club park and beach. Fort Myers beach is about 20-25min during the week but give more time on wkd's due to high traffic. Tv and internet was provided and if you're a sports fan, this place had them all! Neighbourhood is very quiet, rarely saw anyone and felt very safe. In fact we accidently left our van door open one night and had my wallet, phone etc in there and nothing was touched.
Daniel, the local contact for the property was always available to fix or deal with any situations that arose and was very helpful during our stay.
Would definately recommend for families. Probably the only downside is you pretty much have to drive everywhere, but staying in a quiet community was nice for us.
If you ever have the chance to rent this home, you will not be disappointed. Villa Chelsea is an amazing vacation rental home. From the moment we walked in until the time we walked out it felt like home. The place was tastefully decorated and very well maintained. Chelsea had everything you needed for a great vacation; full kitchen, grill, heated pool, beach towels and a plenty of room. The only thing you need to bring is your clothes and food. The owner, Alan, and the property manager, Daniel, are excellent to work with. We also had the chance to meet and visit with many of the neighbors in this peaceful little community. They too, made us feel like we belonged there and not just tourists. We hope to return next year for a longer period of time.
We had an excellent stay. the house had all the amenities we were looking for. It was modern and clean. Nice pool, gas grill, cable, internet. split floor plan for privacy.
Quiet and nice neighborhood close to shopping. 15 min. to the beach.
Thanks for the great vacation!
An unforgettable Christmas vacation. Everything was great, convenient, and ready. The home is large enough for seven adults and two kids without feeling crowded.
The weather was nice but having the pool heated helped spending more time on it :)
The grocery store and a Walgreens are within walking distance.
We cooked and grilled almost every day and the only thing I missed was a knife sharpener but that’s probably because I am used to my knives at home. Everything else was available in the kitchen. The Wi-Fi was very fast and the TV service had HBO included. We had to move the tables from the family areas around because of the kids but decoration was nice.
Daniel was always attentive, fast responding to our questions and he lives close by and the Christmas tree was a very nice detail!
The removable pool fence for the kids was also a big plus so we could let the kids play in the patio without having to worry about the pool.
The family wants to try a different country next year but if we come back to Cape Coral we know where to stay!
The only bad thing was leaving to come back to the below-zero temperatures of Nebraska…
The home was beautiful and spacious. It was a perfect place for four old farts to share on a Fort Myers golf vacation. The 4 separate bedrooms were wonderful and provided a sanctuary from each others snoring. The terrific kitchen and large screen tv with extended cable were greatly appreciated. We didn't use the pool or barbeque but the screened lanai was a perfect place to eat breakfast. The location was convienant to several golf couses. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks Alan!
This home was perfect,very comfortable atmosphere, beautifully decorated, plenty of room. The home has everything you would need, from a well equipped kitchen, plenty of towels, beach towels, games, DVD's, even a minnow bucket and so much more. Daniel made us fell truly welcomed. He was such a nice guy, very helpful and personable.
We hated to leave but hope to be back next summer.
This is probably the best villa we've stayed in out of all those we've ever rented. It is located on a quiet residential street with everything you'd ever need within within a mile or so. A car is a must to get out and enjoy all the local area has to offer.
The pictures on the website really don't do the villa justice. It is modern, spacious and exceptionally well equipped. The furniture is comfertable and of good quality (no Ikea stuff here!).
The pool is a good size and well maintained. The large american style BBQ is an asset although there is a need for some tools to use with it.
Daniel (the caretaker) is a really nice guy. He lives locally and was always available to answer any queries that we may have had.
The best way I can think of to compliment the place is to say it was like a home from home and we were all reluctant to leave when it was time to come home.
One minor area that could do with updating is the guest info folder (outlining equiment instructions, local area, places of interest etc) that you find in all these types of holiday villa. Theirs was written in German and may have been put together by the previous owners. Having lived and work in Germany I know enough of the language to understand most of this but it could be difficult to work out if you don't. I had also done a lot of research on the local area before we went so we knew what to expect but without this it could have been a bit of a struggle for the first few days.
The pictures on the website could also updating with more views showing off the interior to really do it justice. I'm sure this would only be of benefit and increase interest in those looking to rent in the area.
Beautifully presented house with everything you could wish for. Looked forward to a relaxing 3 weeks but unfortunately a new property was being built within 10 yards of the pool area. This involved noisy Mexican builders with their radio blaring and dumpers, screaming cutters and power tools sometimes with clouds of dust. Woken every morning at 8am. In the end I only really slept there. The day I left they started work on laying the patio.....3 feet from the edge of my pool.
Any other time it would have been great.......I was just unlucky
The house was clean, beautiful, and in a great, quiet location. We enjoyed the open floor plan with plenty of space for everyone but still lots of togetherness. It was very comfortable for our party of 7 and we would definitely consider staying here again!
We had a positive experience renting "Chelsea" from start to finish, and it was the perfect place for our Christmas family reunion - seven people from three generations stayed very comfortably for the week after Christmas, 2014. The owner and the local caretaker both were committed to making this week a success, and our experience surpassed our hopes and expectations - this proved to be an excellent investment! Upon hearing we planned to celebrate Christmas together, the owners left their beautiful Christmas tree up for us. If we can do this again someday, we would look forward to returning to "Chelsea" - A BIG THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!
This was our second trip to Cape Coral and we were not disappointed. Everything was taken care of and lots of towels, plates, beach attire, and small appliances for making meals for out by the pool. BBQ worked great and there was an extra tank waiting when the first ran out.
We found a great seafood market nearby called merricks seafood, which was well priced and fresh. Lots of restaurants within a short drive, quiet community and of course Cape Coral beach. Thanks again Alan for another terrific stay!
Villa Chelsea met all our expectations. It was more like someone's home than a villa rental.
It's was spacious .clean and well furnished.
The grand children loved the pool.
A car needed to get around.
We had a problem with the air con . That was sorted promptly by Daniel
If I had one thing to nitpick it was that two of the 3 bathrooms were off the master bedroom.
Alan you could benefit from a guest book for people to write comments in and recommendations of restaurant s beaches and places of interest to visit.