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About Cape Coral

Cape Coral - your very own "Secret Place".

Located on Florida's lower Gulf Coast, 125 miles south of Tampa, tropical Cape Coral and the Islands of Matlatcha and Pine Island are known for their delightful weather. Sunshine is practically constant, making each day comfortably predictable. Experience the beauty of immersing yourself deep in nature as you explore over 400 miles of scenic canals and nature preserves set between the Caloosahatchee River and Gulf of Mexico. Stunning beaches, championship golf and fun family attractions are just a few of the things that make a Cape Coral vacation so popular.

Our homes to rent in Cape Coral offer impressive amenities such as private pools and spas, spacious indoor/outdoor living areas and stunning canal views. Many of our Cape Coral vacation rentals are located along the waterfront, with private boat docks and boat rentals available upon request.

Cape Coral boasts some of the best recreation facilities in the state of Florida. The Caloosahatchee River, named after the ancient Calusa Indians who inhabited this piece of paradise, is a meandering river that flows from Lake Okeechobee in the center of the state to the Gulf of Mexico. This vibrant and friendly destination offers all the natural beauty you’d expect from southwest Florida. Often dubbed the ‘waterfront wonderland’ Cape Coral has more navigable waterways than any other city in the world, making it a top spot for boating, fishing and water sports. Many of our Cape Coral homes to rent also offer boat rentals in Cape Coral

For nature lovers stay in our Matlatcha Key West Island style waterfront home¬†and discover the beautiful, peaceful waters of Matlatcha Pass Aquatic Preserve, where mangrove tunnels, back bays and estuaries are teeming with marine life and birds.  Watch for dolphins and manatees as you kayak the waters of the Great Calusa Blueway, which meanders through Estero Bay, Pine Island and Matlacha Pass. On the border of Matlatcha is Sirenia Vista Park, an 8-acre environmental park surrounded by water and the best place in Cape Coral to watch the manatees. There is a circular path around the park, along the canals, with viewing platforms and lots of information boards about the manatees.

Cape Coral's main shopping areas are located in the downtown area known as the South Cape, Pine Island Road and at Marina Village and Cape Harbor marina.

There is plenty to see and do in Cape Coral from the waterways and eco-tourism activities to entertainment and some of Florida’s best beaches at Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Let your time on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast¬† begin with a stay in a Cape Coral villa rental that will put you close to everywhere you want to visit. We look forward to helping you enjoy your Secret Places Florida Gulf Coast vacation rental.

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Discover Spectacular Cape Coral Waterfront at South Fort Myers close to Naples, Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach and the un-spoilt islands of Matlatcha & Pine Island.

Secret Places - Private florida vacation rentals, villas along the Gulf Coast of FloridaOne hour south of Sarasota, and just minutes from Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island on SW Florida’s magnificent Gulf Coast. Cape Coral has a unique water culture that makes every moment a pleasure, with over 400 miles of tropical waterways and canals yours to explore. So escape and enjoy a welcome change of pace. Your playground is ready. Fort Myers the  “City of Palms,”  and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva are just across the bay. The exclusive city of Naples, Marco Island, the Everglades State Park and vibrant Miami are all within easy reach.

Exploring the city is best done by boat. Upon arrival at your Cape Coral villa, take to the waters with a local guide, who will show you the sights. Cape Coral is known for its standards of good living with a huge number of exclusive luxury villas in Cape Coral. Family holidays taking advantage of Cape Coral villas are well catered for. The lively festivals during the summer months, (including Jazz and Arts festivals) are very enjoyable events, and there are a range of theme parks and water parks available within easy reach of a Cape Coral rental home.

Fishing and boating are the main activities which keep Cape Coral holiday villas busy, with extensive, top class facilities to be found around the town.The mangroves are crossed by many miles of walking trails, which are blissfully peaceful places to walk whilst on a Cape Coral holiday. Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach are close by, and even the Florida Keys are within reach. A nice long visit will acquaint you with historic homes (Edison and Ford spent time here), baseball training camps and nature preserves.

There is some beautiful wildlife to be seen too. When you arrive home from a Cape Coral vacation home, you will most likely have seen dolphins, the endangered burrowing owl, many species of bird, including the bald eagle and manatees, wallowing in the shallow waters of the mangrove forests.

Experience the casual atmosphere of “old town” Florida side by side with the elegant grandeur of million dollar waterfront estates. World class marinas, waterfront dining and shopping, the simple magic of nearby Matlatcha with its quirky artist shops, and tropical Island views, make Cape Coral THE destination for a memorable vacation.

Less than 1 hrs drive from Naples and the world famous Florida Everglades and a convenient 2 ½ hours from Miami’s famous South Beach. Tampa, Miami and Ft Lauderdale airports can all be reached in less than 2 ½ hours. SW Florida airport at Fort Myers is 30 minutes and the Orlando and Disney theme parks are 3 ½ hours.