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GUEST COMMENTS  & PHOTOS

VILLA FLOYD has welcomed "wonderful guests" from all around the world...
Our thanks to each of you for so many great YEARS. 

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Best of the Best!

"This home is better than expected. Very clean and very stocked with all you will need. Everything is in great shape inside and out. Rental process was very easy and communication was very smooth. No waiting weeks for answers to questions. It's a very nice area to get away on a vacation. House is very large and we had plenty to do in the area. Nice sound system inside the home for some vacation music to play and get you in the mood. On a scale of 1-10 this is a definite 10."

Terri & Mike
Orlando, FL
July, 2011

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Everything you need and More!

"We had a fabulous, stress free vacation at Villa Floyd. Everything we needed was at the house. Don't even bother packing beach towels. The hot tub was relaxing, the pool was refreshing and the neighborhood is quiet. We took a couple of trips on the boat and saw dolphins. So exciting for the kids. We cooked out on the grill every night and ate on the patio by the pool. The screened in patio keeps all the bugs away. It is a must have for a Florida vacation. Though we never went biking, there are bikes for your use too. Ft Meyers is close and we took a walk at sunset on the beach and had ice cream at the Dairy Queen. We visited Siesta Key, a short one hour drive away. We went to Sanibel on the boat and saw dolphins in the clear blue waters and then we also drove there and spent the whole day on the island checking out different beaches and collecting shells. Fishing really isn't our thing, but we did catch a few catfish right off the dock at the house. It was just a great relaxing vacation. Rich was very nice and helpful from the time I first contacted him. We will definitely be going back again in the future."

Noelle
Lancaster, OH
July, 2011

 

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Villa Floyd vacation 2011

"This is our 2nd year at the villa. We really enjoyed our stay for 2 months. The weather was beautiful. In the 70's at the start and 90's when we left. We used the pool almost every day. We went to Sanibel & Captiva islands several times and had lunch at the Green Flash (very good). We went to the "imaginarium" in Ft Myers with our grandson. Lots of hands on things for the little ones to do. On our last morning we walked our dog to the park down the street and saw a group of Manatees playing not far from the shore. That was very exciting. We also saw a large tarpon in the canal. At the end of the street there is a family of borrowing owls. We had fun watching them prepare for their babies and standing watch over their home. Most nights we just stayed at the Villa and grilled fish that we bought at the Beach fish market. We had a lot of fun going in the boat and sightseeing in the canals. People are very friendly and wave as you go by. We have come to feel very at home at the Villa. It was a very brutal winter back in Wisconsin and we were very glad we didn't have to deal with it. Every time we talked to someone back home they sounded very tired of the snow and gloom. We are looking forward to our stay again next year..."

Linda & Jack
Appleton, WI
April, 2011

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FANTASTIC

"We spent the month of November poolside at Villa Floyd. What a terrific time. Boating/fishing and the Dolphins were a huge bonus. I would highly recommend Villa Floyd to anyone!"

Chris & Judy
Ontario, Canada
November, 2010


 

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Owners Exceed In Making This Place A GREAT HOME

"While making our annual trip to Cape Coral for baseball tournament at the Red Sox Field, we rented several homes for our players and parents. This home was the only one of the rentals that did not have problems. No green pool, refrigs that were not working or dirty sheets and air conditioning that didn't work at this location. Everything was ready, clean and as promised. The home is on a canal with a boat and comes with a lesson with a Captain that even the most seasoned boater will appreciate. Equipped with all the items to do some serious fishing, you will enjoy every minute of this vacation home."

Debbie & Robert
Fayetteville, GA
July, 2010

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A great week

"We stayed for a week in May and had a great time. The property was clean and well maintained as the boat was also. We took the boat out for fishing and site seeing on several occasions. The house was perfect for our needs and would be for any family. The owners were attentive and very easy to work with. I would recommend this property to anyone and will also use it again myself."

The Hubers
Overland Park, KS
May, 2010

 

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Great vacation

"Another wonderful 2 weeks at Villa Floyd (this was our second stay here). This is a lovely place to stay. We recommend taking advantage of the optional boat rental. It's great to go out fishing/sight seeing in the morning, returning to the villa mid afternoon to then relax by the pool and enjoy the late afternoon sun. On an evening we tended to cook a meal at the villa and relax poolside with a drink. What a life!!! Can also recommend a drive round the 'Ding' Darling preserve on Sanibel - it's worth taking a rod and some bait to drop a line in near the culverts. And don't forget the camera to photograph all the birds, crabs and other wildlife. Rich and Rebecca are wonderful hosts who do all they can to ensure you have a great vacation. Should you have any problems they are only a phone call away. Hope to be back again next year for our 30th wedding anniversary."

Ellen & Geoff
East Yorkshire, UK
April, 2010

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 "Dear Rich & Rebecca,

We had a wonderful time in your beautiful house and it was sooo hard for us to leave.  As we arrived there, we immediately felt like at home!  We sent you in a spearate email, a picture of a nurse shark, caught at Sanibel from the breach - closse to the lighthouse, and a black tip, caught from the boat.  We can't wait to come back next year...  We already count the days, and we just came back to Germany 4 days ago!   Again, thank you for everything you have done for us, and the great tip for our 1st anniversary.. Rumrunner's !!  Everything was perfect.  Have a good time, talk with you soon."

Marion & David
APO / AE  Germany
September, 2009

 

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"Hi there, 

Just wanted to let you know we had a fabulous stay at your beautiful villa.  This was by far the best trip to Florida we have had so far, mainly due to the stay here, and the fact that we got married this time.  We thank you for your hospitality and hope to stay here again soon.  I really do not want to go home......."

Best regards,

Wendy Callaghan
Staffordshire, England
May, 2009

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"Dear Rich & Rebecca,

We are now back home in the UK after a wonderful two weeks at Villa Floyd.  The house immediately felt like home to us, and we were sorry to have to leave.  Many thanks for letting us vacation in your lovely home.  The boat was definitely the ‘icing on the cake'.  We had many enjoyable times out on the water, fishing and sightseeing.  Please see attached photos of two of the small Hammerheads we caught at Captiva Pass.  The first photo is one of five or six caught by Phil and the second photo is one Geoff caught. 

We had such a great time that if it's ok with you, we would like to book Villa Floyd for next year's vacation.  We are thinking the first two weeks of April (1st - 15th) if available.  How is this with you?

Thanks and Regards,

Geoff & Ellen Sample
East Yorkshire, England
April, 2009

 

"We are nearing the end of our vacation here. The Villa is just wonderful and the pictures posted on this website do not do this beautiful Villa any justice. Everything here is just bigger, better, prettier and cozier than the pictures could ever portray. The view from any place in this villa is just beautiful. Everything here has just exceeded our expectations including the hospitality extended to us by the Floyds. This is the PERFECT place for a family vacation and the layout of the villa is also perfect for a family and allows privacy and a place for everyone to escape. Every bedroom has a TV, which our teens thoroughly enjoyed and the dock area was perfect for them to text their friends, listen to their ipods, read and just "chill". The pool area allowed us to spend quality time with each other while dining, swimming, playing board games. We rarely ate out because the kitchen and grill area was perfect and stocked with everything you could possibly need to prepare a perfect meal including the spice cabinet (just a perfect finishing touch for someone like me that loves to cook). The villa is also conveniently located to everything. Just perfect. Couldn't ask for anything more. We can't wait to return for our next vacation, hopefully this summer. This is by far one of the nicest homes we have spent our vacation at and we would highly recommend to anyone that they spend their vacation at Villa Floyd."

Linda Grisafi & Family
Barto, PA
December, 2008

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"We spent a glorious week at Villa Floyd last summer. From the moment we opened the door to the panoramic canal view, we knew it was a good choice. Our hosts were wonderful, Rich called to make sure we had arrived safely and if there was anything we needed. Well, there was nothing we did need; it was all first class. We took advantage of the optional boat rental, what a great deal that was. We took daily boat trips will our children, anchored at Sanibel and Captiva. Got to navigate the waterway fairly well once we figured out the markers, they really are there for a reason :) The villa was lovely, no need to eat out as the kitchen was fully equipped and we had waterside dining every night. Would love to go back some day, thanks so much."

Wendy & Jeff Barnard
Wellington, FL
January, 2007

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"We own our own Home Based Business and get to travel A LOT, just returning from a cruise to Alaska. Some of our very good clients are in the Ft. Myers/Cape Coral area so we travel a lot there also. We decided at the last minute, on New Years Eve 2005 to book a business trip to Cape Coral in the first few weeks of January 2006. I went to the Vacation Rentals by Owner website and just started e-mailing everyone with a house for rent. We received TONS of replies, but we are SO GLAD that we felt led to go with Villa Floyd!

We returned to Villa Floyd again for another visit in June.

It was a magnificent way to work from home those weeks. They had high speed internet, so we hooked up the laptop, opened the sliding glass doors overlooking the pool and the canal. I made my calls from the pool itself as I floated around or sat in the hot tub! It was a beautiful way to do our business and enjoy ourselves. Rich Floyd was an awesome man to deal with and the house itself.....Well let me just say this: We win lots of trips around the world but I never felt more at peace than at Villa Floyd! It truly was a wonderful experience and I will definitely call on it again."

Ron & Maddie Dodson
Meadville, PA
June, 2006

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"Aloha, This is Glen and Kendra from Philadelphia, PA. We stayed at Villa Floyd from Apr 1 -8, 2006. We have to say it was one of the best vacations we've ever had. We don't have tons of restaurant recommendations simply because we liked coming back to the house in the evenings and then grilling our dinner poolside. We had several very nice boat trips. Once you get partway up through Pine Island Sound, with Sanibel and Captiva on the port side, the water gets nice and clear and we would just find a nice little spot off the main channel a little ways, drop the anchor and spend the day fishing and swimming. We did the same in the river one day. We left the main channel and anchored in about 6ft of water and relaxed with the fishing poles in the water. Next thing you know the reel was screaming and letting line out as if we had hooked a passing boat. 20 minutes later, it turned out to be a 38" Cobia that was not only one of the largest fish I've ever caught, but also one of the tastiest. My advice to anyone doing any fishing is to use the aerator and bucket and get live shrimp, the live bait will make a huge difference. We caught catfish right off the dock with these as well. Another highlight for us was seeing the family of river otters that would come in and swim right next to the dock around sunset, we saw them a few times down there. There are also Blue Crabs in the canal, we caught a few but I let them go because Kendra felt bad for them so we ended up buying some on Pine Island that we cooked. Figure that one out. Another great trip we took by car was to Sanibel and the ‘Ding' Preserve there. I would really recommend that to anyone who loves nature, you can just pull off the road in the mangroves and look into the water and see Horseshoe crabs, Blue Crabs, all kinds of fish, alligators and birds in amazing numbers. There's a kayak trip you can take on the water that looked amazing but we ran out of time. Finally, the house itself was beautiful, very clean, and had all the amenities we could ask for. We were in the Hot Tub every night and would have stayed a month if that had been possible. Rich Floyd, the owner, was in contact with us and answered all our questions and helped us get settled in. As descriptive as the web site is, you still rent a house somewhat in the blind but the only surprises we had at Villa Floyd were good ones, like how nice the house really was. I remember before our trip how I wished there was an online forum to see."

Glen & Kendra
Philadelphia, PA
April, 2006

    
 
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PICTURES PROVIDED BY GUESTS

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LINDA & JACK
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MARCH 2010

NEIGHBORHOOD OWL - SEPT, 2007
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Picture provided by TONY and ANN HARRIS

MANATEE SIGHTED IN RIVER - SEPT, 2007
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Picture provided by TONY and ANN HARRIS



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