We renovated Villa Balance right after buying it in 2009, installing tiles and undertaking various improvements every year.
The modern furnishings and the commitment to the décor has helped us realize our own ideas and images. This is not the typical house, which is what we like about it. We spend several weeks every year in the house and we like to feel good on our vacation.
The house is located on a peaceful, yet central American neighbourhood in a sunny south-facing location on a fresh-water canal in the south-west of Cape Coral. In this air-conditioned, 170-m2 house, you'll find the following amenities:
- 3 bedrooms (2 of which have king-size beds and flatscreen TVs, one of which has
a queen-size bed)
- large and completely equipped kitchen with top-range stainless steel appliances, a
bar, and modern bar stools
- a living room with leather sofas, a flatscreen TV, a DVD player, Bose sound system, PS 3
- 2 completely renovated bathrooms with a hair dryer and many hand towels,
a lounge area with a large library to read and relax
- a modern dining room with a large table that seats 6
- pool area in a sunny south-facing property with electric heating and a spa, new and
modern furniture, Weber gas grill
- laundry room with a brand new front-loading washing machine and tumble dryer
- furnishings for our smaller guests (high chair, crib, baby monitor, etc)
- several sets of bed linen in every bedroom and hand, bath, and pool/beach towels - garage
with an electric door and beach equipment (cooler, parasol, and beach chairs) and much more!
Every stay changes something about the house, since we always have new ideas and it is always our goal to maintain the highest standards and constantly improve.
That also means projects that perhaps are not strictly necessary but are important for us. With the completely renovated bathrooms, we have broken with the Florida style, which has been very pleasing for our guests.
Let's try to describe every aspect of the house, beginning with the bathrooms:
The master bathroom, completed in 2012, is en-suite to the master bedroom. You'll just love the double washbasin, the large, open rainfall shower head, the large Italian tiles, and the décor. The toilet is separate, so that you can have enough privacy.
The pool bathroom was completely renovated at the end of 2013, which is right next to the pool area. A modern open plan shower and washbasin await you, as do the attractive tiles. We've dotted all the i's with the décor here.
As you walk around the spacious open-plan kitchen with top-range stainless steel accessories, your glance will fall across the living room to the sunny pool area with the canal beyond. The highlights of the deck, including its cathedral-style ceilings, makes the house appear even more spacious. We've taken special care when furnishing the kitchen to ensure that you will have enough dishes, glasses, pots, and pans. In addition, there is a kettle, coffee machine, toaster and mixer at your disposal. The breakfast table has three designer chairs where you can sit and eat here or bug whoever is cooking.
The open-plan living room has two top-range leather sofas, a flatscreen TV with expanded channels such as Free HBO and around 100 others, a DVD player, a Bose sound system, and a PS3. There are also many books, DVDs, and games in the house.
You'll sleep wonderfully in the three bedrooms, two of which have wide king-sized bed and a flatscreen TV, as well as one with a queen-size bed. All of the bedrooms have radio alarms that you can connect if you want. Typical American walk-in closets are available in all of the bedrooms, as well as ceiling fans with remote controls.
The separate lounge and dining room areas boast modern furnishings and pick up on the design of the other rooms. The lounge area is where we keep our well-stocked bookshelf with around 100 books and magazines, as well as plenty of information about the house, Cape Coral, and Florida in general. You'll also find the telephone where you can make all of your local calls, as well as long-distance calls to over 50 countries. Wi-Fi is also included in the rental price.
The spacious, sunny terrace area is south-facing and has an electrically-heated pool and spa as well as a gently-falling waterfall. The comfortable, new recliners, terrace furniture, and gas grill don't depart from the house's modern style.
With a little luck, you'll get a view of an otter family. Should this not happen, there are fishes and turtles in the canal, as well as many, many birds in the air. Squirrels can also be seen, meaning that there's always something to see from the pool.
The house was fitted with an entirely new air conditioning system in 2015, and new recliners were purchased for the pool area by years' end.
At Villa Balance, we put an extra emphasis on top-range, tasteful, and great furnishings. The dishes, kitchen equipment, hand and pool towels, and Martha Stewart-, Ralph Lauren-, and DKNY-brand bed linen. There are also good photos, lamps, and decorations that make the house something different!
We have had plenty of experience renting houses that have influenced us, meaning that we are very exigent and know exactly what we don't want to have and what makes an experience different from the rest.
For our smaller guests, we have a high chair, travel cots, a baby phone, children's dishes, books, and plenty of games - for the beach and pool as well. There are also board games and PS3 games in the house. Around 100 books and 25 DVDs will help you mix things up!
We want to be more than 'just' a holiday home. Our goal is to offer you a real home for your holidays.
The German- and English-speaking house management will help make this a reality by being a competent point of contact on-site that is available to you right from your check-in with all kinds of important information.
We look forward to meeting you!