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Path to the boat dock/patio
Lanai
Entrance view - Front room  to the right and kitchen/family room to the left
Dining room with adjacent front room
Spacious Kitchen
Kitchen and family room with sliding doors to lanai
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Twin Bedroom has adjoining bath
Queen Bedroom has adjoining bath
Spectacular view from dining room to the lanai and waters edge
View from boat dock
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cape Coral, Florida

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Patty H
Bristow, Indiana
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“absolutely wonderful”
Reviewed 17 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We spent 2 wks at Palm Grove in Jue 2017. Everything was perfect. When we arrived there was a lovely care package from Margo. All immediate essentials- chips, cookies, bagels, cream cheese, orange juice and milk. Met the owners the next day and we struck up an instant friendship. We will definitely. check with the Stafford's first. The house was clean and very comfortable. All that you would need is there. The view to the canal is breath taking.. ...Dolphins and manatees were morning visitors at the dock.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jun 2017
Dear Richard and Patty,
Thank you for your comments. We strive to provide a 5 star Villa and we are glad you were pleased. We enjoyed getting to know you and and look forward to your return visit. See you soon.
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Management Response
17 Oct 2016
Dear Scott,

It was a pleasure meeting you and your family.

We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Palm Grove and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments.

Regards,
Earl and Margo
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James M
Reading, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Perfect location & hidden gem.”
Reviewed 4 September 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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I feel that I owe a review for Palm Grove, we have visited multiple times for a couple of years now and will continue to do so. But I am torn because Palm Grove is so perfect, we almost want to keep it a secret.

Cape Coral is a relaxed place and everyone is very friendly, the kids love it and our family are all nature, fishing, boating and beach lovers.

Location

On one of the wide canals and perfectly placed to wake up to the morning sun, the location couldn’t be better if you had to pick anyone yourself. Perhaps it might be nice to be right on the river and not on a canal at all, but you wouldn’t get the shelter then. It’s a short drive (you can walk it easy) or bike ride to the town, which has pretty much everything you might need.

Having done a lot of research and being a boater in the UK, I wanted to find somewhere that gave good boating access to the river, we looked at lots of places which were epic, but you might have to spend 30 mins and go through locks and all-sorts just to get in from the river, not what you want after a day on the water and if you are going late in the year, when it gets dark quite early, this can significantly shorten a day out on the water.

Palm Grove is less than 5 minutes from the river, no locks, just a right turn in about 500 yards and you are there. It was for this reason that we picked this villa for our first visit.

The villa is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and at the time of writing, has an empty grass plot next door, making it feel uncramped.

Villa

By Cape Coral standards, this place is not new, if you are looking for bling LED lighting, TV’s that pop out of the bed or just the ultimate WOW factor, you might want to continue your search.

Palm Grove is very well appointed, decent TV’s in all the rooms, aircon keeps everything cool, the bathrooms are nice with seemingly endless hot water and the garage is easy to use, with an electric door and access from the house.

The WIFI is connected to super-fast broadband now, so you could watch a different HD movie on netflix in every room at the same time if you wanted.

The kitchen has everything you could want and is immaculate and the garage has ice boxes, fishing stuff, bikes and other stuff you might want to use during your stay.

The layout is very flexible, with 3 large double rooms, all with their own bathroom, I’d challenge anyone to not find a way to make it work with their family, young or old.

Boat

An important factor for us, we spend almost everyday, all day using it. The area is full of islands you can explore, beaches you can find and restaurants you can eat at. The fishing is amazing, with dolphins popping up to see you wherever you go. All this is only possible with a decent boat and the on that comes with this property is perfect. Always well maintained by the owner, well equipped and big enough to be comfortable but small enough to lift the engine and pull yourself out of trouble if you get in shallow water/stuck on the beach. There is a fuel dock just round the corner and the dock is easy to use and a great place to sit and watch the sunrise.

Owners

Earl & Margo have great attention to detail and live only a few minutes away. Having the owners maintain a property can be a double edge sword, I have experienced owners becoming overbearing and making you feel uncomfortable at some places, but this isn’t the case here, you might see them when you arrive and before you leave, mainly to deal with the boat paperwork and handover. If you need them, they are there, but they won’t drop in unannounced for a chat or to check up on things without letting you know.

The huge advantage is that if there is a problem or something you want sorted, especially with the boat, then it gets done, right away. No waiting for an agent to try and contact the owner, get approval, find a contractor and book a job in. If you had problem with the boat at another place, it might be the end of your stay before it got sorted. No chance of that here. This is the case regardless of how you rent Palm Grove.

They are also on the end of the phone, so if you need to reboot the wifi, can’t get a tv working or just have a question, they are happy to help and always responsive.

Summary

Can’t recommend it enough, but don’t all start booking it up please.

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Liked best: The boat and location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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andre m
switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Excellent stay in Cape Coral”
Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

As a family of 4 we stayed 2 weeks in July and had a very pleasant time.
The house is very clean and has all the amenities you need.
The location is excellent when you want to use the boat - 5mins to the river, and very quiet neighborhood. The owners, Margot and Earl, are very nice and helpful people.
We would like to go back.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Alachua, Florida
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Management Response
15 Jul 2016
Dear Ron,
It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we’re glad you enjoyed your time together.
We’re glad that we could accommodate your needs allowing you to bring your own boat and using our docking facilities.
We are looking forward to your return visit.
Thank you for your business and for taking the time to pass along your comments.

Regards,
Earl & Margo Stafford
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Liz C
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
“Paradise Found”
Reviewed 12 January 2016 for a stay in October 2015

I can not say enough about this Vacation Paradise. The home is immaculate, extremely clean, and very comfortable. The view is breathtaking. We spend every morning with our coffee by the pool, watching the porpoise swim in the canal. You can fish right from the dock. It’s literally 2 minutes to the river and 5 minutes to the ocean. This house is the perfect location to spend your vacation. It’s near great food, beaches, and shopping. The owners have stocked the home with quality furnishings. You cant go wrong when planning a vacation here.

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Liked best: The spectacular View
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Reviewed 8 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

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Management Response
8 Jan 2016
Dear Cliff and Leslye,
It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing time. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed all the amenities. I loved shopping with Leslye so be prepared for next time!
Thank you for taking the time to write this great review.
Looking forward to your next visit.
Earl and Margo
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