News & Reviews

‘Best of Cape Coral’ Award Winner

We are thrilled that Waterside Villas with Boats has been selected as a 2019 ‘Best of Cape Coral’ Award winner.

Manatee Sighting

Lovely manatee sighting in the Bay at Cape Coral, Florida.

11th Annual SWFL Peace Day Celebrations

A day of celebrating Peace. And Helping it grow. A community event In honor of the International Day of Peace. Peace starts with us. In our hearts, our homes and our neighborhoods. A free event for the Whole family even your pets! Canned and dried goods and supplies collected for our neighbors AND pets in… Read more »

Williams family, July 2023

Just returned from a magnificent week at Pelican Bay. Travelled from the UK with my husband and two teenage girls. After a week in Disney, this was a welcome retreat for 7 nights. The villa is absolutely gorgeous with modern furniture and appliances.  The girls loved the pool whilst my husband loved the boat! Shane was brilliant, nothing seems too much trouble and he’s a fountain of knowledge on the local area.  We visited Cabbage Island on his advice where we had a lovely lunch in the Dollar Room at the Inn. Rum Runners, Pinchers and The Boathouse Tiki Hut are worth a visit too. All easy to moor at. There’s a few local supermarkets where we had fun purchasing some lovely American treats.  Always nice to see and try different things.  We enjoyed evening meals at Fords Garage, Point 57 and Oxbow Bar & Grill. This was our second visit to Cape Coral and it won’t be our last.  Ann at Waterside Villas is a pleasure to deal with and we are looking forward to confirming our return next year. 

The Williams Family, UK , July 2023

Anna – 5/5 stars

We had an absolutely fantastic time and Villa at Baypoint was perfect – it was 1st class and would definitely recommend and book again. It was the perfect holiday for our 3 boys as they loved the boat (of course !) and the added bonus of the use of bikes was brilliant. The staff in America were excellent. Hopefully we will be returning in the not too distant future. Many thanks

Jen – Mar 2022 – 5/5 stars

We really enjoyed our time in Cape Coral again! The villa was immaculate when we arrived. The small touches of snacks and wine in the fridge after a long day of travel were a godsend! The pool/hot tub and boat instructions were much appreciated. Thank you to all the team for going out of your way to make us feel welcomed and comfortable. We look forward to our return later in the year!

Nicolette – Aug 2021

Beautiful home in a safe neighbourhood and convenient location. We loved being on the canals. The house is very open and spacious. Loved the outdoor space, it was like having an extra room. Couldn’t have asked for a better stay!

Tracy – Jul 2021

Our stay was a great experience and we would highly recommend this home

Wesley – Apr 2021

What a great group of people to rent from!! Waterside Villas stocked the house for our arrival with snacks and food for breakfast the next morning and a bottle of wine which hit the spot after a long drive. There was a Waterside Villas bag with chips and salsa in it for a trip to the beach or a ride on the boat. The house was over the top nice and was well stocked with everything you would need for the week while on vacation. Bikes, beach chairs, towels and more. We rented a boat for the week through them as well and it was waiting at the house when we got there. Our family had a vacation to remember and Waterside Villas made sure that happened. Not a single complaint.

Paul H – 5/5 stars

Thank you so much, the villa was wonderful (not a word I use lightly) it was spotlessly clean, fully equipped and so comfortable. The pool was perfect and to be honest we wanted for nothing.
This holiday I really didn’t want to go home!

The Boat was great fun and we went out on it most days and although never managed to spot an elusive manatee we saw dolphins every day and the ospreys were very impressive and I fell in love with the pelicans.

Shane was great, he was very patient with us on our boat lesson and never made us feel as stupid as I am sure we were (being complete novices in the boating world!) Overall the best holiday we have had for many years and definitely will be looking to book with you again soon so please keep in touch with any news or offers you may have.

With many thanks to you and all the team both sides of the pond and hopefully we will be in touch

Kind regards

Ruth & Colin C – 5/5 stars

A wonderful week’s holiday.

The villa is impeccable and so well equipped. We loved the boat and Shane was very kind and helpful. We shall certainly be back in future and will recommend you to friends.

Thanks again

Tim and Dee – 5/5 stars

Many thanks for everything and I am sure we will be talking to you and Anne soon.
PS. Please can someone feed the family of ducklings that seem to have adopted us.  You also need to make a duck ramp on the dock as she is desperate to get the babies out on occasion.

Have to say …cracking little boat, thanks!

Alan & Janice – 5/5 stars

Absolutely idyllic. The house is just amazing and the views are superb.

Linda – 5/5 stars

From the jaw dropping view greeting us at the front door, our stay was a true one of a kind vacation experience. Heading home to the cold but taking our wonderful memories with us.

Many thanks

The Whites – 5/5 stars


You will get a detailed instruction for using the boat where you are taken our by a local captain and shown how to refuel, how to follow the channel markers and even the best places to head for. Once you’ve had this session you will realise skippering a boat on your own is nowhere near as daunting as it first appears. There is great fishing to be had and you will have a fantastic time…

I can’t wait to go back myself.

Smiths – 5/5 stars

We can’t wait to go back again, this will be the first time we have ever returned to the same place never mind the same accommodation! Just goes to show what a brilliant time we had last year and how well we were treated!