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What Our Guests Say

We hope that your stay with Secret Places was a memorable one and that your expectations were exceeded. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

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August 2023 - Still Waters - Cape Coral
Traumhaft schön und absolut zu empfehlen.
Das Hais ist sehr hochwertig ausgestattet. Alles ist viel Liebe zum Detail aufeinander abgestimmt. Es war sehr sehr sauber dort.

Fantastically Beautiful and absolutely recommended.
The house is very well equipped. Everything is great attention to detail coordinated. It was very very clean there.
Mario K - Schönefeld, Germany
August 2023 - Kokopelli House - Matlacha/Cape Coral
Family Fishing Vacation
The house was setup perfectly for multiple families. We loved the pool area and living/ family room is open so we felt like we all had plenty of room. The sunsets are beautiful and as far as fishing we caught bait and fish everyday for a week! Definitely going to make this an annual trip for our family.
Brittany H - Florida USA
July 2023 - Key Largo - Cape Coral
Our stay at the property was peaceful and relaxing. We all enjoyed the pool, and the house which looks better then on the pictures. We could see beautiful sunset every evening. Close/walking distance to local supermarket was also a plus. I would recommend staying hereπŸ™‚
Gosia C - New York USA
June 2023 - Kokopelli House - Matlatcha/Cape Coral
Our second visit -this is the perfect house to bring a group of friends to tarpon fish. The house is set up to relax and entertain. And the pool is the perfect place to cool off in the evening. I can’t wait to come back next year.
Mike Z - Florida USA
May 2023 - Kokopelli House - Matlacha/Cape Coral
This place is perfect to bring a group down to go tarpon fishing.
Just a great setup with an easy going property manager.
Mike Z - Florida USA
April 2023 - Mangrove Bay - Cape Coral
Really enjoyed the flexibility of the house. Pool/spa was excellent, plenty of seating areas, and activities indoors for a change of pace. The area has plenty of dining options and allows for good access to baseball or Sanibel/Captiva. Thanks for the communication when our travel plans got snarled.
Chris P - Minneapolis USA
April 2023 -  Ocean Drive - Cape Coral
R & R in the Land of Sunshine!
Home was very comfortable and great size with very high ceilings and a wonderful Lanai with pool that had plenty of room for entertainment. We enjoyed the Pass through window from the kitchen to the Lanai to easily serve guest. Water in the pool was nice and clean and warm. Heated Pool & the Grill was included in the price. No nickel & dime stuff here. Location is close to the Marina and close to shopping . (Publix, Walgreen, & some fast food places) The local property manager was very informative, and friendly and we really enjoyed our stay there.
Jack S - USA
April 2023 - Ocean Drive - Cape Coral
We had such a great time on spring break. This house was amazing! I love the comfort of home with AC, TVs, stocked kitchen and comfortable furniture. The best part was the warm pool and fishing from the canal. We caught all kind of fish everyday and my kids spent hours enjoying the pool. Thank you so much, my daughter and friend had the BEST spring break ever.We had an awesome time, you have a beautiful house.
Would recommend this place to anyone!
Tony M  Michighan USA
March 2023 - Ocean Drive - Cape Coral
We enjoyed our stay and the house and pool were as lovely as anticipated.
Mary B - USA
March 2023 - Key Largo - Cape Coral
Overall quality Rating 5 out of 5
Our stay was quite wonderful especially with perfect weather the entirety of our stay. The process of getting in and out is fairly easy and is very detailed. The accommodations of having a nice drive way and pool were great bonuses.
Aliza L - USA
August 2022 - Kokopelli House - Matlacha/Cape Coral
Our family loved this house. We had more the enough room for 7 adults and 1 pre teen. The sunsets are amazing at this house. The house is furnished with everything you need. We were able to cook many meals in the spacious kitchen. The owners really thought of everything. The elevator was nice to have for our mom that uses a walker and couldn’t take the stairs. The island is beautiful and the people are super friendly.
Michelle D - USA  
July 2022 - Kokopelli House - Matlacha/Cape Coral
Had a fantastic stay, the house is perfect for a larger group on a Team Building Fishing Trip. The house is outfitted extremely well with everything you need and the pool is a great way to cool off after a long day catching giant snook!
Brian B - Georgia USA
July 2022 - Mangrove Bay - South Cape
We were very happy with our stay. House was really nice and large.
Access to gulf for fishing. Pool was nice. Would definitely stay here again.
Megan V - Arizona - USA
June 2022 - Island House - South Cape
After spending a wonderful week at this property last summer, my family and I booked another week this summer and once again, we were not disappointed! This is a beautiful home with absolutely everything a vacationing family might need. The kitchen is well stocked, the beds are comfy, the home is clean, the pool is clear and beautiful - I can’t say enough good things! We hope to visit for a third time in 2023!!
Lisa B  Westfield Indiana
June 2022 - Kokopelli House- Matlacha/Cape Coral
What a great property and host! This property was better than we could have imagined! We didn't want to leave! The property was very clean. The pool and dock were awesome! We spent most of our vacation in the pool and fishing from the dock! There are no words to describe the sunset view from this house! So many things to do and places to eat within walking distance! I would give this house 50 Stars if possible. We are already planning our next vacation to Matlacha!
Greg G - South Carolina  USA
May 2022 - Mangrove Bay - South Cape
Stayed several times in Cape Coral - enjoyed the house: quiet neighborhood, nice privacy and beautiful sunsets from the pool. Close to Cape Harbour, Sanibel and Ft. Myers Beach. Everything we needed and would stay again !
Joe W - Michigan  USA
May 2022 - Ocean Drive - South Cape
Some say I am hard to please! This house did not let us down at all!! Clean, spacious, well decorated, and the lanai/pool were amazing. We can’t wait to book again!!! Only negative was the shower in the primary bathroom. Little tricky to work. Thank you so much!!!!
Kristen K - Massachusetts  USA
April 2022 - Key Largo - South Cape
Beautiful home, perfect location! Everything was just as it showed in the listing pictures. My family would highly recommend.
After an exhausting day of flight delays and middle of the night arrival, we walked into this beautiful home with soft lighting and music playing! Perfect location, loved everything about it.
Jessica L - north central Indiana, USA
April 2022 - Key Largo - SW Cape Coral
We loved staying in this beautiful home! It was spotless and had everything you could have thought of. The canal and outside area were lovely, the pool (solar heated to perfection) and hot tub were amazing! We ate outside daily. The Cape Coral area was great and had so much to do. I am a birder and the burrowing owls around town are ADORABLE! Sanibel is close as are tons of parks and reserves. I hiked every day! The Lobster Lady restaurant is the best.. we bought sushi and fresh fish to cook at home.. their Lobster bisque is so good! Publix is literally across the street. Dallas was great.. easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and made our stay so nice. Check in was a breeze and there is info books about things in the area for you to check out. Punta Gorda airport is a super easy 40 minute drive away. This was a great vacation and we would stay there again no question! Thanks so much for allowing us to relax and unwind in your little piece of paradise!
Ashley P - Northwest Indiana USA
April 2022 - Sunset Cove - Cape Coral
100% would rent again - we were 1st time vacation home renters. Pros: Great Location in Cape Coral. Close to everything. Clean house. Nice Pool Nice outdoor seating area. Easy company to work with on the rental. Hassle free Canal view (no canal access) Cons Wife got splinter on her foot from the deck. (No big deal) We’d definitely rent through this company again.
Nick Hanson - Wisconsin USA
March 2022 - Buttonwood Bay - SW Cape
An excellent location, beautiful breezes, spectacular birdwatching, and the home layout is brilliant! Your home is beautiful and what a blessing to have some respite. 
Gretchen R Portage, MI USA 
March 2022 - Sunset Cove - Cape Coral
Perfect Getaway Home.
The listing description perfect holiday house with pool says it all. We loved our time at this beautiful home. We found it to be very spacious and clean. Walking in was like a dream after our long journey. We had great weather during our stay, so we’re able to enjoy many days sitting by the pool. The heated pool was perfect and the water was crystal clear. It was wonderful having a view of the canal without having to pay extra for the canal access, which we did not need. The bedrooms were very clean and spacious. We especially loved the large main bed and bathroom suite. The management company were very easy to communicate with, but we didn’t really have to ask for much because the house came with everything that we needed including beach towels and beach chairs for our time at the beach. We’d love to return soon and highly recommend staying here to any one who’s considering it in the future!
Susan James - Vermont USA
February 2022 - Kokopelli House - Matlach/Cape Coral
Loved the water views. Kitchen well appointed. Very roomy! Nice fishing dock. Enjoyed watching the pelicans fish and the dolphins.
Spa and pool used daily by the kids. Easy walk to shops.
Jackie K - Ohio USA
February 2022 - Still Waters - Cape Coral
Sure beats 12 inches of snow !!!!
The home was beautiful and very well furnished. Great location to be close to everything. Even had a chance to see a couple of Manatees in the canal at the rear of the house.
John C - Angola, Indiana, USA
February 2022 - Kokopelli House - Matlach/Cape Coral
We had 9 of us from Michigan staying. Spacious living and bedroom areas, large decently equipped kitchen, screened decks on main level and upper master bedroom. We enjoyed the pool and spa daily with the great 80 degree weather we had. Had an issue with a toilet not flushing properly on the first day. Response from Secret Places was quick and it was fixed the next day. Being right on the water we saw dolphins on multiple days. Would consider renting again if we have a large group.
Linda L - Michighan, USA
February 2022 - Sunset Cove SW Cape
Good house for families. We had our daughter, her husband and her two small children in the one side of the house while my husband and I had a quiet area on the other side. Also two living spaces. Nice pool.  Easy access to highways and all the beaches around area. Quiet neighborhood and felt safe.
Kathy K - St. Louis, Missouri, USA
January 2022 - Kokopelli House - Matlacha/Cape Coral
Len R - Dorset UK
January 2022 - Still Waters SW Cape
I had a good experience throughout the online portion of the process. The rental office experience was very positive when we arrived. We didn’t have to wait to meet with them and provided all of the details we needed to get into the property, along with providing a lot of useful tips about the area.
Johnathan C - Colorado, USA
January 2022 - Still Waters SW Cape
Beautiful property - just as described in listing - well equipped with dishes, pots and pans & small appliances - beautiful lanai and pool with gas grill!! We had a great week exploring the area - we enjoyed visits to sanibel and even a day trip to Marco Island - thanks for sharing this lovely home.
John C - Knoxville, Tennessee USA
January 2022 - Island House  SW Cape
I had rented three different houses for the vacation , your was by far the best. Very convenient. We brought our electric bikes and the grandkids and I rode on bike paths. We went to several close beaches. Will stay again. Thank you
Dianna D - Illinois USA
January 2022 - Still Waters SW Cape
We had a wonderful time, property is extremely clean and has all we needed. Highly recommend !
Agnes K - Chicago USA
January 2022 - Key Largo SW Cape
The property exceeds all expectations!! Beautifullly furnished and decorated house with all the amenities needed for a spectacular vacation! Heated pool and spa were an added bonus. Location was near restaurants and grocery store and retail shopping. 2 Pristine white sand beaches  Would definitely book this lovely home again!
Date of arrival - 3 January 2022
Lauren S - USA
November 2021- Key Largo SW Cape
I currently work in a high stress environment and really needed time to relax and re-energize. My wife and I found this listing which was further south Florida than we normally would visit. The drive down was long but worth it. Everything looked perfect and all of the accommodations were there for the task at hand (relaxation). The next trip will be for longer and maybe even buy in this area. Thanks so much for your rental.
Jack G - Tennessee USA
August 2021 - Still Waters  SW Cape
This house is beautiful and the location is perfect! The pictures don’t do it justice. My husband and I stayed here with 4 teenage baseball players and it was perfectly sized. We were even able to work while we were there in the home office. The pool and back patio were really nice to have, and being able to fish the canal behind the house was fun. Of all the houses I’ve rented in the past, this one was the most perfectly appointed. It had everything we needed for a week’s stay and more! I would stay here over and over again!
Jessica B - Texas  USA
July 2021 - Hidden Harbor SW Cape
This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the waterfront views. The house was clean and set up very nicely with everything needed as well as extras, including bikes, fishing poles, and beach accessories. The pool area was great and pool bathroom/outdoor shower was a nice addition. Close to area restaurants and more. Short drive to both Fort Myers and Sanibel. I would recommend this home to anyone traveling to the Cape Coral area!
Jessica B - Ohio  USA
July 2021 - Island House SW Cape
I can’t say enough good things about this property. It was exactly as pictured….incredibly clean, beautiful, thoughtfully appointed. It’s close to attractions but the pool and patio area make it hard to even want to leave! I would love to be able to go back again next summer!
Lisa B - Indianna USA
July 2021 - Ocean Drive SW Cape
“OMG This is my new yearly spot. LOVED LOVED LOVED this house. When the girls and I walked in (Girls trip) we were so happy the house was so beautiful and clean and had EVERYTHING we needed. The pool area was great. Soooo many pics. The Master bedroom was beautiful. The house decor was beautiful. All the stores you need are close by. As I said this is my new spot in Florida.”
Mercedes G - Connecticut
July 2021 - Island House SW Cape
This house is amazing and beautiful inside and out. Had everything and more. Love this house!

Kids enjoyed the pool. It was hard to leave, but will definitely come back again! Hidden gem”

Sally P  - Cleveland Ohio
June 2021 - Ocean Drive SW Cape
Wonderful space, perfect for a relaxing getaway. So much to do in the general area. Sanibel island is just a short drive away, beautiful beach and can spend the entire day there with amazing food and shops in addition to the beach. Two great Marina's for dinner options or just watching the sunset. Publix (grocery store) is less than a mile from the house. You can spend the entire time at the house if you really wanted to. the pool is perfectly warm and relaxing, you can fish off the dock in the backyard and spot the occasional rabbit hoping in the yard. We truly enjoyed ourselves!
Christina M - Orlando Florida
June 2021 - Key Largo - SW Cape
If I could give it 10 stars I would. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in this home. We loved the pool and spa along with the dock where we fished. The house is clean and more spacious then it looks. We look forward to coming back! Book this house, you won’t be sorry!
Lisa W - New York
June 2021 - Mangrove Bay - SW Cape
The home was exactly as pictured! Beautiful water views by the pool and it was really neat to see the jumping Mullet and variety of fish around the pier. The beds and furniture were very comfortable. The extra attention given to accommodations was refreshing, such as 2 adult bikes available, cleaning supplies and plentiful toilet paper already in the home, all cooking supplies you'd need, basic seasonings, 2 fishing poles, beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels and pumps. We left extra pool floats as we truly felt spoiled with things available to us! The location allowed us to go to Ft Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples with ease. The Boat House Restaurant at the Cape Coral Yaht Club was by far our favorite with beautiful outdoor seating with great music and food! I would definitely recommend this home for anyone wanting to relax and forget about daily life stressors. You'll return home feeling relaxed, refreshed and tanned. Thank you for allowing us to create new memories 
Heather E  - Reynoldsburg, Ohio
June 2021 - Mangrove Bay - SW Cape
Thank you so much!!! Our stay was amazing! Absolutely will book here again! Beautiful house and appreciate the accommodations for early check in and late check out! It was perfect!
Catherine H - New York
May 2021 - Island House - SW Cape
Very lovely home with great location. The home was perfect for our family vacation and week of relaxation.
Arlene I - Miami Florida
May 2021- Island House - SW Cape
Place is a oasis! Place was so nice I decided to propose to my girlfriend on the private dock and will now have a beautiful memory with my soon to be wife. I'll definitely be coming back for more visits. Gentleman at the office gave me lots of great info for things to do in town. Top class place and would definitely recommend if your staying in the area this is the place to relax.
Matthew P - Ohio USA
May 2021 Key Largo - SW Cape
We had a great time staying here. I couldn’t get my kids out of the pool! The house is great for families and the location is great - close to stores and restaurants.
Sarah I - Washington DC USA
April 2021 - Ocean Drive - SW Cape
“What a beautiful place!! Great location, super clean, and close to everything yet very quiet. We can’t wait to return!”
Tracie S - New Hampshire USA
April 2021 - Mangrove Bay - SW Cape
Home is beautiful, comfortable, spacious and cozy. The pool and dock are very nice and peaceful.
Ana M - USA
April 2021 - Island House - SW Cape
A wonderful place to stay in Cape Coral. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need and there were also plenty of beach towels and even toys for the kiddies for the pool and beach. The home was beautiful, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the pool and the lovely dock. It was also close to some awesome restaurants.”
Maria V - Chicago USA
April 2021 - Kokopelli Beach House Matlacha/Cape Coral
We had a wonderful vacation and the home at Matlacha was everything plus more!   We are so thankful our vacation finally arrived and your assistance since our initial booking in 2019 was more than we would expect.  
Everything was great and the pool/spa fishing dock were the highlight every day.
We’re already planning thoughts for next year so will be in touch as we move further into the calendar.  
Thanks again,
Tom C - USA
April 2021 Island House - SW Cape
We enjoyed our time at your beautiful home. Everything was just perfect. Our family made wonderful memories. 
This is a beautiful and spacious home. It was spotless, had plenty of towels and everything you needed. Our family loved the pool and the views from the dock. We would highly recommend and cannot wait to stay again.”
Heather H  - Ohio USA
March 2021 - Mangrove Bay SW Cape
My family and I really enjoyed our stay. The house was spacious enough to fit our family of 6. The pool was wonderful, it was heated as well as the hot tub. The kids enjoyed fishing off the dock and all the fish jumping out of the water!  All in all, I would definitely recommend this property!!
Monica B - Michigan USa
March 2021 Island House - SW Cape
The house was perfect for our family of 6 (youngest 17 yrs old). Very clean and plenty of room. We enjoyed lots of time on the dock relaxing and watching boats go by and using the well maintained private pool. Very peaceful neighborhood even during spring break. We were hoping to book this house for next spring break but it's already reserved. We plan to reserve this house again. Highly recommend.
Tim C - Illinois  USA
February 2021 - Sunset Cove - SW Cape
This was a great stay! Absolutely great location, pool was very clean and the house had everything we needed. Will definitely come back!
Cameron B - Nebraska USA
January 2021 - Sunset Cove - SW Cape
Great place in the heart of Cape Coral. House is very big and comfortable. Warm pool was a cherry on top.”
This was a great home. Very clean and nice! It was super close to where we needed to be.
Dmitry P - Washington State
January 2021 - Buttonwood Bay - SW Cape Coral
Nice residential area of the Cape.  Easy  access to many stores,  restaurants and close to 3 golf courses!  Very peaceful setting, watching birds, ducks and even fish jump from the water for their breakfast! We also saw an eagle grab something for its meal. Relaxing stay surrounded by nature. Thank you. 
Maria A - Mendham New Jersey.
January 2021 - Mangrove Bay - SW Cape Coral
Thank you again for getting us in the house earlier than expected.
We are thrilled to be here and your house shines with pride of ownership!
We feel very much at home-it is lovely.
Thanks again!
David & Debbie B Ohio USA
December 2020 - Ocean Drive - SW Cape Coral
Great house on a very quiet street walking distance to the Marina. We had a great stay
Sara H - Rochester Minnisota, USA
December 2020 - Mangrove Bay - SW Cape Coral
We had a great stay over the week of Christmas. House was beautiful and well equipped.
Beth H - USA
November 2020 - Island House - SW Cape Coral
What a great place to stay at, if you want a getaway from the craziness then this is your perfect spot. Nothing more beautiful than waking up for the beautiful sunrise while seating on the canal. Totally recommend and would totally visit again!
Axcel G - Florida
November 2020 - Sunset Cove, Cape Coral
Great place, quick communication, everything as in the pictures.
Jorge E
Brandon - Florida
November 2020 - Key Largo - SW Cape Coral
This place was better than I expected, everything was amazing!!! Don't hesitate to rent this hidden gem, if you are looking to get away and yet be close to everything. Thank you - we will definitely go back ASAP!!
Yoane R - Miami Florida
September 2020 - Buttonwood Bay - SW Cape Coral
I love this home. It has an awesome view. It was super clean. We had all we need there. I would definitely go again
Yanet P - Miami Florida
September 2020 - Buttonwood Bay - SW Cape Coral
The house was exactly what we were looking for. We had a great weekend. The kids spent the entire time in the pool, my husband used the grill, and we used the canal in the back to do some kayaking. The management company was very helpful and gave us some ideas on what beaches to visit. We plan to come back!
Christina D - Miami Florida
August 2020 Ocean Drive -SW Cape Coral
Hi Guys!
I just wanted to personally thank you for an awesome experience this weekend; my wife and kids could not express our gratitude. Everything exceeded our expectations and yes the nightly sunset was very enjoyable. We definitely will be staying with you all again in the near future. 
Thank you again,
Jose T - Miami Florida
March 2020 Mangrove Bay - SW Cape Coral 
Such a beautiful home and area.
P Jackson - Pennsylvania USA
March 2020 - Kokopelli Beach House Matlacha/Cape Coral
We have rented many properties in the past and this place is definitely as advertised. The house has everything you would need for an extended family vacation. We had a group of 6 adults and two children and the house served our needs excellently. The management team was also first rate to deal with during the whole process. I highly recommend this home and location for anybody who is interested. 
P Brill Minnesota USA
March 2020 - Ocean Drive SW Cape Coral
“Matched the pictures exactly. The place is absolutely gorgeous”
T B St Louis Missouri  USA
February 2020 - Mangrove Bay SW Cape Coral 
Absolutely gorgeous, comfortable home for our stay.
S C Michigan USA
February 2020 - Kokopelli Beach House Matlacha/Cape Coral
What a great property in a great area! We couldn't have asked for anything more- everything was as advertised plus more than we expected. The views from the screen porch, the pool and hot tub, bedrooms and kitchen, etc. were all superb. Saw dolphins, stingray, flying mullet, eagles, osprey, cranes, loons and more. Plenty of kitchen supplies, spices, toaster, plates, pots, pans, silverware, We did not have to contact the property manager once so that pretty much sums it up. 10 of us (8 adults and 2 toddlers) had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the property. Great area to go on walks or runs. We would definitely go back again to Matlacha and this property. Thanks for sharing!
M Engler - Iowa/Minnesota USA
February 2020 - Kokopelli Beach House Matlacha/Cape Coral
It was the perfect location for us! It was two blocks from our family and in the neighborhood that we spend the most time at downtown Matlacha. We had everything that we needed. We will definitely one hundred percent sure rent this place again!
A Wilson - Tenesse USA
February 2020 - Kokopelli Beach House Matlacha/ Cape Coral 
We saw dolphins right by the back porch several times. All sorts of birds, too. The property manager was very helpful and on the spot to address any concerns we had.    Would highly recommend.
Dennis L  Charlotte N Carolina
January 2020 - Kokopelli House  Matlacha/Cape Coral
Great experience with beautiful location and property especially for large family, two families or large group of friends. Comfortably accommodates 10, overlooking water with pool and hot tub. Easy walk to main strip of Matlacha and easy drive to Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Naples, Venice, Bonita beach. Property manager always accessible and helpful !
Gary C - Ontario, Canada
January 2020 - Ocean Drive - Cape Coral
Not my style to give perfect scores ...but was tempted to do so ;) we had a very enjoyable experience thanks and all the best πŸ™πŸ»
Dany G - Saint-Nicolas, Canada
January 2020 - Island House - Cape Coral
You will have a great location and a spacious house. Beds are comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. Minutes away from mostly everything. The outside deck is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. Very quiet neighborhood as well.
John W - Michigan  USA
December 2019 - Key largo - Cape Coral
The house was perfect for our family. Our kids enjoyed the pool and we made some great family memories. Expect a beautiful open concept kitchen equipped with everything you need, I can not think of one thing missing in the house during our stay. We will be back again!”
Alice Z - Toronto, Canada 
December 2019 - Sunset Cove, Cape Coral
A lovely house by the canals, great pool with solar heating - we had around 84-86 farenheit in the pool. A quick and friendly response when we contacted the management company. Thanks for a nice stay!
Richard F - Sweden
August 2019 - Hidden Harbor, Cape Coral
I can't think of anything important. If I had to be pickey then perhaps a couple of kayaks would have been fun.
Great location, with the canal at the back door with a decking for lounging and fishing off of. It was so peaceful and quiet. The villa is very nicely decorated and each room is very spacious, especially the master and its large en-suite. We loved the kitchen and the pool. Absolutely no complaints about the house. The nearest restaurants are approx 5 mins drive away , or 20 mins walk, at the Westin Marina. Downtown Cape Coral is a short drive. If you visit Cape Coral I'd recommend a trip (or numerous trips) to Sanibel and Captiva Islands which are beautiful.
Norman D - Glasgow, Scotland UK
August 2019 - Sunset Cove, Cape Coral
Gary B - New Richmond, Ohio

July 2019 - Kokopelli House, Cape Coral/Matlacha
This is my 4th year booking a house for our annual family get together. The property was everything they described and more. The location was spectacular. The Secret Places management company was easy to work with and answered all of of my questions both before I booked and after. The house was wonderful. It was clean and the views are amazing. We had only one problem and it was with the hot tub and they responded very quickly and got it working. I would strongly recommend this property for those looking for some quality, quiet and quirky time. The little town of Matlacha was great. The restaurants are kind of a throwback to old Florida and the food and service at the shops and restaurants was fantastic. Greg V - Redington Shores, FL
July 2019 - Key Largo - Cape Coral
The place is so home..had everything we needed and more! Thanks for sharing!
Carrie T - Macon, Georgia
July 2019 - Sunset Cove Cape Coral

We had a wonderful time . The house is exactly like the photos . The location is very good and very quiet. Excellent for relax and stay with friends. The house was very clean and the communication with the owners was excellent too. Thank you so much !

Paula N - Windermere, FLorida
July 2019 - Island House - Cape Coral

We had a wonderful experience at this beautiful home and many memories were made!!! The house had so much to offer and the views from the back porch were gorgeous!! It was very hard to leave today!! Everything was so clean and when we needed something there was a response right away!!! Really enjoyed swimming in the pool and fishing off the dock!! Will definitely be back!!!” Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!”

Laura B - Davenport, Florida

April 2019 - Kokopelli House, Matlacha
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The house was very clean and had plenty of room for us and local guests to visit. There were daily dolphin sightings, even babies!
DK family - Michigan
April 2019 - Ocean Drive - Cape Coral

We had an amazing stay in your wonderful home, thanks for everything. It’s an amazing place to stay, very quiet and the nearby harbour is also very nice. The house is beautiful and clean. Beds are very good, towels and linens as well.

RS from The Netherlands
March 2019 - Palm Tree Paradise - Fort Myers
My family and I would like to thank you for helping out with another wonderful vacation in the Beachwalk Isles community of Fort Myers. We are looking for a 4 bedroom house next year preferably in the Beachwalk Isles community again. Please let us know of what options you have along with the prices. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you again.
Rob W  Wisconcin
March 2019 - Kokopelli House, Matlacha
Spectacular house! β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… 
Our family of 6 loved this house and all that it had to offer. The house is beautiful and well equipped with a layout that provided everyone plenty of space. We enjoyed seeing dolphins, manatees, stingrays and jumping mullet fish from the dock and spent many a happy hour playing in the large pool. The house is in the heart of Matlacha, a charming little village with plenty of character. I’m typing this sitting in the airport waiting to depart for home, but we are already planning our next trip to this fabulous house. As my 11-year old said, “it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later”. I would highly recommend this home!
JB - Mid West (USA)
March 2019 - Mangrove Bay, Cape Coral
“WOW! Very nice Home! Easy Check in and friendly host. The Holiday was great! Thank you !!!”
“Sehr schönes Haus, sehr sauber und eine tolle Ausstattung. Die Lage ist perfekt für Ausflüge in Cape Coral ! Sehr nette Gastgeber, nur zu empfehlen !”
CM - Germany
February 2019 - Eagle Heights , Fort Myers
A nice waterfront home in which to relax---and close to the beach!
This is a beautiful home set in a quiet neighborhood. We loved listening to the fountains with our morning coffee and watching the evening sunsets from the lanai. The heated pool was an added bonus. We wish there had been instructions on how to use some of the remotes as we could not watch one of the TV's in the family room. Also, we could not change the thermostat from heat to air but the maintenance people were always only a phone call away. All in all, a wonderful place to stay.
Brigitte B B  (USA)
February 2019 - Kokopelli House, Matlacha
Outstanding first visit to Florida! β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… 
My sister and I took our Mom, Aunties and friends, a group of 10 mid-western ladies with an average age of 75, to Florida for a week to warm their cold bones with sunshine, fun, dominoes and lots of love. The set-up of the property was PERFECT! The elevator made for easy luggage distribution and movement from entry to master bedroom to pool. The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable, towels and linens all in place. Our mornings were spent on the porch over looking the sea water to see dolphins and birds while drinking coffee. Evenings we gathered to watch the sunset with a cocktail and then the dominoes came out for fun and laughter and competition.
We are considering a 2020 repeat! 
JM  Kansas City, Kansas 
December 2018 Kokopelli House, Matlacha
Awesome view and magical holiday.    5 of 5
This was a amazing home. Well equipped and very spacious for our family. The kitchen was so easy to work in for Christmas meals. The Island puts out luminaries throughout the Island and made it magical. The elevator was perfect for my father who uses a walker. We loved it too for bring up supplies and luggage. Thanks so much we hope to make it back again. Jacquie
Jacquie K. Minnesota
February 2018 - Island House Cape Coral
This home is even more beautiful than the photos show. It had everything we needed and more. We loved coming back from our day trips to such a perfect place to relax, swim, and fish off the dock. It was nice and quiet, yet there were stores right up the street for groceries etc.
AM  Boston, Massachusett
February 2018
Amazing views.... Great price!!! 
Hidden Harbor, Cape Coral    β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… 
The place was perfect for what we needed! Great views of the canal very peaceful and relaxing. The house was great,
Had all of the amenities we needed, everything worked great for us! Would definitely recommend! 
Steffes party
September/October 2017
Good Evening
We hope you are well. Just a short note to say what a fantastic time we had in Cape Coral and thank you for your help.
The house “Island House” was fabulous and thank you for your tips on visiting Sanibel and Captiva, we had a great time.
The neighbours were so lovely and we had an invitation to a cocktail party from them, which we went to.
The three weeks we were there seem to have flown by and I would love to have been there for a couple of months.
With kind regards
Caroline Chin-See and TW (UK)
July 2017
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at your villa Key Largo
The house was simply wonderful and the location perfect for our family. We appreciated all the help you gave us during our week and would highly recommend Secret Places for anyone planning a holiday in the Cape Coral area.
We will be back
Prescott Family - United Kingdom
February/March 2017
Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in this beautiful home "American Dream". Everything was great!
It really made our experience so much better to have the space to all get together, cook and relax. It is a lovely property and the layout and accommodations were perfect for our mini reunion. We will certainly recommend your company to others.
Thanks again for all your help!
KS La Porte, Indiana USA
January 2017
A beautiful property in Cape Coral. Near shops and restaurants Cape Harbour is a ten minute drive away as is Cape Coral beach and the Boathouse. The property Buttonwood Bay, was immaculate and well equipped the only negative thing I could say would have been good to have had some beach chairs. Highly recommend this villa .
K & R Pound  United Kingdom
January 2017
In 2015 we rented one of your houses called Blue Heron Breeze and we ware super pleased. Best holiday in our Life.
So my question is how long before arrival do we need to do the booking, if you want to rent the house in march 2018?
M. Å - Sweden
August 20th 2016
We had a great time using Southern Bayou during our holiday last week.
Cape Coral and the wider area, including Sanibel and Captiva were stunning and have definately set us to return to the area in the future.
Thanks again for the early occupancy on our arrival.
We wish Secret Places future success and would use your services again when in the area.
Many Thanks
D&S and family  (UK)
June 29th 2016
Just back from Tropical Palms in Cape Coral my family and I had a wonderful time in a fantastic villa thank you for your help with the booking.
RM - Northern Ireland 
April 8th 2016
The house (Gulf Breeze) has all the amenities and it is on a central location, very convenient to move around Marco Island. Overall good value for money.
JM - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
April 4th 2016
Regarding our stay at "Ocean Drive" in Cape Coral (20th of March until 02nd of April 2016) we would like to say THANK YOU!
We´ve had a wonderful time in this vacation home and we really appreciate your service. You contributed to our comfort and we are really looking forward to coming back again next year.
Best regards from Cologne / Germany
Daniela O
This e-mail is to confirm that I need to cancel my reservation for health reasons. The property is Driftwood and was to start on February 1 2016.   
I am very sad to have to cancel, I had a great experience at this same house last March and with your property management company.    Thank you.
Sincerely, Susan M (Michigan)
August 2015 - Island House, Cape Coral
Just a quick note, to thank you so much for all your help. 
We had the most wonderful holiday and the real highlight was the absolutely stunning villa (Island House).  Everything was perfect for the 8 of us and we could not have wished for more.  The weather was at least kind to us during the day and we had the most spectacular lightening displays at night!  So much to see and do in the area too - even with 4 teenagers! 
We will most certainly be recommending yourself and Secret Places and hope to be back again soon - I will remember fondly 'my time' on the deck first thing in the morning with a coffee, looking out on to the waterway all to myself, just bliss!
Thanks again, Sue.
Best wishes    Vickie (UK)
April 2015 - Hidden Harbor, Cape Coral
Just a quick thank you for the lovely accommodations for our family during our two week stay. The house and pool are wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 
Thank you for everything.
John P - Michigan
March 2015 - Matlatcha Wind, Cape Coral
Good morning 
We had yet another wonderful stay last week at the Matlacha Winds home. The weather was beautiful as was the home. It was very well suited for our daughter in her wheelchair. She was able to get in an outside without assistance and the openness of the home was great.
We had a wondeful stay 
Vicky - Ontario, Canada
August 2014 - Bradenton
Just a quick note to thank you for a brilliant week in Bradenton. Loved the house and location. I imagine you'll be hearing from us again about next year!! 
Richard H  (UK)
April 2014 - Southern Bayou
Just a quick note to say that we have just got back from another fabulous vacation at one of your villas on Cape Coral--  (Southern Bayou). Everything went well, and I am sure we will return again-- just don't know when yet...
All the best
March 2014 - Magnolia Springs, Cape Coral
We, a group of 8 stayed at Magnolia Springs for the month of March/2014 and have just one word to describe our stay, “Excellent”.  Everything was just as shown on your website, we had a great time as your guest.  Everyone was friendly and always going out of their way to ensure our vacation would be memorable and unforgettable.  We all agreed that we would highly recommend Secret-Places to our friends and relatives for their vacation needs.

Thank you, Merci.
La Gang.
March 2014 - Tropical Palms, Cape Coral
It was nice to meet you upon our arrival.
We just wanted to pass on how much we enjoyed our stay at the Tropical Palms villa last week. It was very difficult to leave, especially since we returned to snow! Anyway, we trust everything was in order.
We will want to rebook for 2015 but will be in touch once we have our dates set.
January 2014 - Coral Bay, Cape Coral
We had the most pleasant experience imaginable renting from you in 2013/14. Is it too early to start thinking about this coming winter? Also, is it possible to bike to the beach from this property? 
May 2013 - Coconut Grove, Cape Coral
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
We spent 11 wonderful days in this beautiful waterfront house and want to thank you. We are going to visit Kenady Space Center today before we will leave back to Germany - we left the house and BBQ as requested - again, thanks for a wonderful holiday.
Best Regards
Fischbeck & Hess
February 2013
Dear Sue,
Just want to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Herons Reach. It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and everything we needed was provided for our use.
Regards Sheila
October 2012
A quick note to express our thanks for the truly superior villa accommodation that we found in Herons Reach over the last two weeks.
The villa was perfect in every way. A great pool (despite a few heating issues), great kitchen and so well equipped with everything one could want or need, comfortable beds and superior living spaces. We had a great time there. It is so well located for the beaches etc and it has an ambience that is hard to describe.
We could not have wished for more. We will certainly book with Secret Places again. Once again many thanks, it was a real pleasure to stay at Herons Reach.
Malcolm, Jane and Matthew
September 2012
Just a short communication to thank you for wonderful stay at the villa "Whispering Waters" in Cape Coral. We had a Great time and were able to totally relax in the terrific property, watching the passing Manatees each evening. Batteries now recharged we hope to use your company for our next return to Cape Coral in the near future.
Thanks once again
The Bailey family
June 2012
Thank you all SO much for your assistance over the last 48 hours. It has been a delight to meet such helpful and straightforward people, and our understanding of the Floridian home purchasing process has increased enormously.  Seeing such a variety of possibilities has really helped us in establishing what we do, and do not, want in a property.

For now, our conclusions are that we are heartily glad to have discovered you all at Secret Places. We're obviously going to keep mulling this over - after all, Cape Coral has been our summer destination of choice for most of our children's lives!

With great thanks and very best wishes
Ian and Lesley
January 2012
We want you to know that we so enjoyed spending a week at the Mimosa Dawn home.  It is
beautiful and extremely well appointed.  We used the pool every afternoon and the guys used
the fishing rods you had in the garage.  Alas, the fish were jumping but not biting.
We rent vacation homes around the country and we found dealing with your company a
delight.  We've passed along your website to some friends.
November 2011
Back home again. It's dark here and the mixture of snow and rain is coming down right now.....

Thank you for your help and the good advise you management company gave us. We had a great vacation, Peppertree House was wonderful and we really fell in love with the area!
We wanted to come and say goodbye to you before we leave, but we went to Key West for the last days of our stay.
Towels are in the washing machine and the sheets are in the laundry room.
So thank you one more time. Your local office really helped to make our stay enjoyable.
July 2011

Just a note to thank you for the arrangements you made for us. we were so please with "Coconut Grove" it was all we expected and more!

With all the hustle and bustle in our lives, you provided just what we needed - a true vacation.

Please be assured that you will hear from us again, it was a pleasure doing business with you.
June 2011
Mimosa Dawn was amazing, and far exceeded our expectations. It was beautifully presented, very clean and tidy and fantastically equipped with everything we needed.

The canal side location was a definite plus and the kids thought the best part was the swimming pool, which was nice and warm and like the house Immaculately clean.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
May 2011
I am just dropping you a line to say how wonderful our holiday was in Cape Coral - thank you Secret Places for letting such great accommodation. The weather was fantastic, the location was fantastic and the house was FANTASTIC, we didn't want to come back.

We would recommend your services to everyone. We now just need to start saving for a return visit!
May 2011
Got back from Cape Coral last Friday. Just wanted to say that the house was absolutely fantastic.

The local office was absolutely great in providing helpful information, and resolving a few minor issues.

Thanks again, really great house and excellent service throughout.
February 2011
On behalf of family and friends who had the recent pleasure of calling "Southern Bayou" our home for the week, I want to thank you so much for everything you did to make our stay in Cape Coral so wonderful.

The home and it's refined decor is absolutely beautiful and i do mean HOME - it is so welcoming and comfortable. all of us truly enjoyed every moment of our stay. I shall categorically recommend your company to any friends or associates when they are looking for rental homes on the gulf coast.

We did our utmost to treat the property with a high degree of respect, all in the hope of being permitted to return some time in the future.
January 2011
'We thought we would write to you to express our extreme satisfaction with our holiday in your Herons Drift villa.' 'The villa is superb and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who would be interested in this kind of holiday.'
Mr & Mrs Turner London (address available)
December 2010
We have just returned from Florida having spent two wonderful weeks in Heron's Reach. Your home was everything you promised and a good deal more' - 'We felt so at home that we would like to repeat the experience next year.'
Beautiful property - just as described in listing - well equipped with dishes, pots and pans & small appliances - beautiful lanai and pool with gas grill!! We had a great week exploring the area - a bit of a drive to beaches with traffic but ceratainly doable - we enjoyed visits to sanibel and  
Loved the water views. Kitchen well appointed. Very roomy! Nice fishing dock. Enjoyed watching the pelicans fish and the dolphins. Spa and pool used daily by the kids. Easy walk to shops.even a day trip to Marco Island - thanks for sharing your lovely home.Jan & Ken Freeman (address available)