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Below you will find some feedback from our customers. Comments and ratings in regards to our Vacation Rental Villas can be found on the pages of each house. Our Vacation Rental Villas have many reviews in German language. Please click on any of the Villas in our (German) list of vacation rentals to see the reviews and ratings other guests have posted.


Stephan & Sabrina

42 thoughts on “Guestbook”

  1. Hallo Stephan,
    erneut haben wir über euch gebucht und waren wiederholt begeistert, von der Villa (diesmal Manatee) und auch dir bzw. deiner unkomplizierten Art und Abwicklung. Auch die Schwiegereltern waren begeistert und konnten den Urlaub genießen. Und Opa konnte mit seinen Enkeln einige Fische am Steg angeln. Im Haus hat es wieder an nichts gefehlt, alles war sauber und die Fragen konntest du mir schnell über Telefon oder Mail beantworten und dabei helfen.
    Wenn es uns wieder in die Gegend zieht, seid ihr erneut unser erster Ansprechpartner.
    Beste Grüße aus dem Schwarzwald,
    Stefan und Familie

  2. Wir waren in der Villa Flamingo für eine Woche und hatten einen schönen Urlaub in Cape Coral. Wir waren zu 5 Personen in der Villa Flamingo und es war mehr als ausreichend Platz für uns. Der Pool ist groß und Optimal Temperiert. Die Villa ist sehr ruhig gelegen. In der nahen Umgebung gibt es viele Restaurants und Einkauf Möglichkeiten. Sabrina und Stephan begrüßten uns am nächsten Tag und erklärten uns die wichtigsten Dinge. Der Checkout war auch total easy. Wir hoffen bald wieder zu kommen. Viele Grüße und alles Gute an Sabrina und Stephan.

  3. Wieder einmal konnten wir einen wunderschönen Urlaub in CC verbringen. Die Villa Alexandra war für unsere Wünsche perfekt gelegen. Absolut zentral und dennoch ruhig. Die Nähe zu diversen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten am Del Prado Boulevard hat uns manches spontane Shoppingerlebnis beschert, die Nähe des Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve einige Spaziergänge mit tierischen Begegnungen. Ganz herzlichen Dank an Stephan, der ein nicht vorhandenes Küchenutensil sofort besorgte und bei Fragen immer sofort und freundlich reagierte, Eventtipps inclusive. Auch die Rückerstattung der Kaution hat probelmlos geklappt. Unseren nächsten Uralub in CC werden wir wieder bei “Stephan and wife” :o) buchen und freuen uns schon jetzt darauf.

  4. We spent two wonderful weeks on Fort Myers Beach at Sanford Realty’s unit at The Shores. The check-in process was simple and efficient. This unit is in an ideal location. It is truly steps from the beach, and beautiful gulf views welcomed us from both the living room and bedroom covered porches. The eight unit complex has a wonderful outdoor, beach-front area which includes ample beach lounges and two tiki huts from which to socialize and enjoy the evening sunset. The unit itself appears to have been fairly recently updated. The kitchen appliances were current and the kitchen itself was well supplied. The bedroom is fairly spacious and, most importantly, the bed was acceptably firm. The bathroom was not updated, but was perfectly functional. Parking was never an issue, as it sometimes can be on Fort Myers Beach. Ample spaces are found directly beneath the unit. In addition, the unit had beach chairs and beach towels for us to use. There is a coin operated laundry steps away and the machines were new and clean. As silly as it sounds, one great benefit was the Publix being directly across the street. Grocery shopping was a simple task and didn’t require our car. Several restaurants and shopping areas are either within walking distance or a short drive away. This mid beach area is removed from the noisier, party-like atmosphere of Times Square – but if that’s the atmosphere you’re seeking you’d be better served renting in that area. The Shores is more friendly, laid-back and resort like. We have already secured rental for next year. It’s a hidden gem.

  5. We stayed at Villa Manatee from November 25th to December 6th 2021 and had the most relaxing vacation we have had in years. The house the pool and the canal were all perfect. My husband caught bass out of the canal while I lounged at the pool. Stephan told us about different things that were going on in Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, we enjoyed them all. We loved fishing on the causeway and then returning “home” to swim and barbecue. It was just the best vacation we have had in a long time. Thank you Stephan for everything. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    The Nagls

  6. I’ve been meaning to write this review since our return from Villa Manatee the week of July 10 – July 17, but just got so caught up with being back to the grind at work, I kept forgetting. We had a wonderful stay at Villa Manatee. The location was very residential, it made us feel like we really “lived” there for the week. We had three young boys with us who thoroughly enjoyed the pool and fishing in the canal. They bought cheap Walmart fishing poles and I have to say that was one of our best purchases, they were entertained on the dock every single day. The house was clean, very well taken care of, and had everything we needed to pretend it was our own house for the week. We had a couple little issues that Stephan was able to have his handyman stop by to fix, so it didn’t bother our vacation in the slightest. We would return again for a future stay. Thanks Stephan and Sabrina for allowing us to use your place!

  7. Our stay at the flamingo house was the most fun my family has ever had! We have never been able to take our kids on a real vacation so I had very high hopes for the house we stayed in. The house was above and beyond our expectations! It was beautiful and Iimmaculate! The pool was amazing and we made so many happy memories in it! The house was very well equipped for anything we needed and more! I loved the beautiful showers, and I enjoyed a lot of time in mine in the master! The outdoor shower was very convenient when we returned from our ocean trips so we didn’t drag sand in the house. The washer and dryer were very convenient and far nicer than the ones I have at home! The house was so nice and beautiful that I actually enjoyed keeping it clean! And the floors were stunning! We had such and amazing time and the price cant be beat for such an amazing house! I have had no problem getting my deposit back and I so appreciate at that! Thank you so much for allowing my family to use your house for our once I a lifetime vacation!!!

  8. Our family had a lovely stay at Villa Alexandra. The location was amazing and the home was perfect for our family of 6. We took advantage of the fully stocked kitchen for family meals and we spent hours by the pool. We loved the ping pong table and even had a family tournament. The beach chairs, bags, and accessories were such an added bonus. Thank you so much to Stephan and Sabrina.

  9. We Stayed at 1727 Park Meadows Drive Unit# 2, Fort Myers, FL.
    The service from Sabrina and Stephan was exceptional, and the property, we noticed that a great detail has gone into setting up this lovely property. Modern entertainment setup, a very practical kitchen and everything is very well organised. The owners have well thought about their guest’s needs we stayed for 5 weeks and didn’t have to buy any household items on our own. The practicality is amazing for example they even provided little spring water bottles to fill up the steam ironing box, a travel cooler, a cloth airier, an outdoor umbrella, a beach push buggy to carry the gear, outdoor picnic/beach chairs, sun bathing beds etc. Amazing setup, ohh! forgot to mention the warm massaging lounge ?.
    We wish the owners and Sabrina & Stephan well for setting up the property as a home and for the friendly and professional service.
    BTW the quality of the appliances and items is great.

  10. We stayed at Villa Aventura for the week of Thanksgiving and fully enjoyed our stay. The villa was very clean and well equipped, the decoration rather cosy, the heated swimming pool very appreciable. The interaction with Sanford Realty was efficient. We found Stephan and Sabrina responsive and professional. Our vacation was a success… we recommend Sanford Realty & Villa Aventura without hesitation!

    Nous avons séjourné à la Villa Aventura pour la semaine de Thanksgiving et avons pleinement apprécié notre séjour. La villa était très propre et bien équipée, la décoration plutôt cosy, la piscine chauffée très appréciable. Les échanges avec Sanford Realty ont été efficaces. Nous avons trouvé Stephan et Sabrina réactifs et professionnels. Nos vacances furent une réussite… nous recommandons Sanford Realty & la Villa Aventura sans hésiter!

  11. We stayed at Villa Alexandria. We’ve been to Florida but not the gulf side. Oh my goodness!!! I can honestly say that it was the best trip ever. As soon as we walked into the rental it felt like home. We had everything there to make our stay comfortable. It’s such a quiet neighborhood. Walmart and Publix were just literally 2 minutes away. My kids enjoyed every second of our vacation. Sanford Realty was always available for anything we needed. Great communication as well. Thank you!!

  12. We stayed in the villa Selina and it was great. The rooms are all great sized and accommodating to all. Our kids loved the fact that when we weren’t at the beach they could just jump right in the pool. We loved the upstairs balcony overlooking the pool and canal. All in all it was a really great find and reasonably priced!!

  13. Mark and Cindy

    We stayed at the Villa Flamingo. We found the home clean, spacious and comfortable. The pool temp was perfect and didn’t need additional heating. The privacy of the pool is great too. We enjoyed being close by stores as well as a nice neighborhood for walks.
    Thank you Sabrina and Stephen for your attention to details as everything is taken care of or only a phone call away!

  14. We were at the Amelia home. It was beautiful and maintained nicely. We made sure Sanford reality was appraised of any issues and they took care of them. The pool was one of the best at a home we’ve ever had. Thank you for the wonderful home and service.

  15. Doug & Jean Post

    We absolutely loved our two-week stay at Villa Flamingo (3/16-3/30/19)! The house and grounds were absolutely beautiful and immaculately maintained. The pool was amazing and obviated the need for us to drive to the beach and deal with spring-break crowds. The shrubs surrounding the backyard provided privacy and tranquility. Thank you Stephan and Sabrina for all your special attention and providing us with a vacation we’ll never forget!! We hope to return in the future.

  16. Angelique van der Heijden-van Hoof

    We rented Villa Alexandra and it was a very nice house and we had a very good stay.
    Nice bedrooms, nice bathrooms and a very good swimming pool en outdoor space. It had everything we wished for and more! It was the first time for us to rent a vacation home but we will do it again! If we decide tot stay in Cape Coral we will definitly rent from Sanford Realty! We were very satisfied!

  17. I reserved the Villa Alexandra last year (2017) and the Villa Manatee this year (2018). Both properties are beautiful. I’ve already booked properties with Stanford Realty for my next two family vacations.

    1. Stayed the Villa Manatee this year. Beautiful location, beautiful home! I was very happy and had a wonderful time

  18. My family and I stayed at the Villa Selina in Cape Coral for two weeks in February 2018.i can not say enough nice things about this house and Sanford Realty. The house was very clean with lots of little thoughtful amenities. Large bedrooms each with it’s own bathroom. Comfortable furniture. Stephan met us at the home and was very helpful in explaining things about the house and things to do in the area. We have been renting house through VRBO for several years and this was by far our best experience!!!!

  19. Our party of 5 loved the Villa Selina. Very comfortable, spacious home in a safe neigborhood. We liked the bright cheerful colors and nice pool and hot tub area. We visited many nice cities and nature areas.

  20. Villa Amelia is very nicely decorated, clean and well maintained. Everything was up to standard and would recommend this property for rental. Enjoyed La Corte Bistro, Gusto’s and Papa Joe’s restaurants and many of the golf courses in the area. In addition, Sanibel and Captiva Islands are great day trips with nice beaches along with these enjoyable restaurants the Mucky Duck, Bubble Room and Grandma Dot’s.

    The Flynn’s

  21. sylvia whitehouse

    This is an amazing house. We had a wide age group of 9 people from 67-2 . It was perfect for all. The pool is very nice and everyone had a blast. We visited 4 beaches 30-40 min away. A Walmart is 5 min away. We did the dolphin tour,shopped downtown,and bought seafood from Merrick’s and cooked it in the well stocked kitchen . We are planning this same vacation,including this amazing house in a few years. I did laundry and we used the electric as normal as home and only ended up with a $55.00 bill. If you want a enjoyable visit to Cape Coral definitely include this house!

  22. John & Judy Benz

    The Sanford team provided us with a great 5 month stay at “VILLA ALLEGRIA” over the 2015/2016 “Season”. Stephan and Sabrina were most accommodating and met any needs as they arose. We would gladly recommend their office to prospective renters in the Cape Coral area.

  23. Rob and Michelle Calhoun

    We stayed at Villa Flamingo March 26-April 2nd, we absolutely loved this house! Very Clean, Close to grocery stores, centrally located, about an hour away to most beaches, quiet neighborhood, very nice people to work with. We would definitely rent this again.

  24. We stayed at Villa Manatee in Oct 2015 , What a Fantastic place ! the villa was just as advertised . Great location , in a beautiful setting on the water front , very clean and modern . Stephan and Sabrina very welcoming and efficient . We would highly recommend this Villa and the Realtors to everyone !
    Paul & Diane Loftus

  25. A beautiful place to stay
    We had a wonderful holiday at Village Cape Royal. The villa was very clean and well equipped, everything you could possibly need. It was so nice to have had it prepared for our arrival with lights on and music playing. A very quiet location with a very good view of the golf course across the lake. Stephan and Sabrina were very efficient from booking to check out and refund of our deposit. We have been staying in the this area for twenty years (once and sometimes twice a year) and this was probably the best experience of accommodation we have had.

  26. Villa Artis, what a wonderful place, everything was well maintained and delightfully furnished. The pool area clean and tidy, Walmart & Publix nearby, Beaches approx. 20mins away. Sanibel & Captiva a must to visit. The music walk in downtown Fort Myers River District on the 3rd Friday of the month was amazing. We also travelled to Barefoot beach in Bonita Springs where we were lucky to see dolphins. Stephen & Sabrina were only a phone call away should you need them. We would recommend you give them a try, you will not be disappointed.

  27. Hans-Juergen & Maritta Kickbusch

    Stephan und Sabrina haben in der Vergangenheit die Vermietung unseres Hauses in Cape Coral und Anfang 2015 den Verkauf des Hauses durchgeführt. Die Auslastung unseres Hauses war dank Stephan und Sabrina sehr gut (erheblich besser als bei anderen Vermietern vorher). Wir möchten hiermit Stephan und Sabrina ganz herzlich für die tolle Vorbereitung und Abwicklung des Verkaufs danken. Sollten wir noch einmal in den Genuss kommen ein Haus in Florida zu haben, würden wir die Vermietung & Verkauf wieder in Eure Hände geben.

  28. The Shay's from MN

    We vacationed at the Villa Selina in March. While this home is away from the maddening crowd it makes for a quiet and peaceful vacation spot, yet close enough to all the retail and other stores for all our daily needs. Stephan and Sabrina Sanford were first class hosts and made us feel very welcome in this Cape Coral home. If we return to this area in the future, the folks at Sanford Realty will be the first call we make.

  29. We spent six weeks at Villa Flamingo and were sad when it was time to leave. The home is extremely clean and has all the amenities anyone could hope for in a vacation rental. The home is very spacious and is exactly as advertised on the website. The solar-heat panels did an excellent job of warming up the pool to a very comfortable temperature without having to use expensive electric heating. The home is conveniently located in central Cape Coral and is close to a Publix grocery store.

    In addition, it was a pleasure working with Sanford Realty to book the property. Their website and booking process is first-class and professional. They are extremely responsive to booking inquiries and readily available if any questions or issues arise during the vacation stay. I would highly recommend Sanford Realty to anyone looking to book a vacation property in Cape Coral, Florida.

  30. dennis &mary hlavac

    best rental we ever had home was spotless location close to shopping food stores beaches house had everything you could need pool was large beds comfy cant say anything we needed wasn’t there thanks again Stephen for lovely vaction.

  31. We spent 6 weeks at Villa Artis and we can say the villa is very calm and well maintained. The furniture and the equipment are of quality: for example the mattress in the master bedroom is brand new like the sofas in the TV area. The washing machine and the cloth dryer look like new. Everything was A1 clean. We spent wonderfull time seating on the patio set on the dock side. The villa is well situated: 20 minutes from downtown Fort Myers, 12 minutes from Cape Coral Yachtclub and 5 minutes from the closest Publix or Wal-Mart Food. The manager is never far away from you and very efficient. He will always respond the same day of your request if not the same hour.
    P.S. We highly recommend you visit Cape Harbour Marina and the Westin Marina both of them in less than 5 minutes by car.

    Gilles Roy
    Shefford, Canada

  32. Wir haben im Oktober eine super Woche in Villa Flamingo verbracht.
    Die Villa ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und bietet alles was das Herz begehrt.
    Wir kommen in jeden Fall wieder!

  33. We were lucky enough to spend this year’s vacation in the Villa Cape Royal, what a beautiful place. The villa is very well equipped and maintained and it was a pleasure to spend a month there. The whole pool area, with it’s wonderful view over the lake, is magnificent. Our two boys became little fish during our time there as they wanted nothing more than to swim in the gorgeous water.

    Having been lucky enough to spend many vacations in Florida, we would definitely rank this accommodation as the nicest yet. We will be looking to stay around the Cape Coral area again at some point in the future and would be extremely happy to use Sanford Realty again. Sabrina and Stephan were welcoming, helpful and courteous.

    One thing I would like to suggest though is a safe for the villa. We would have been happy to pay a small fee to be able to keep our important items secure and I expect other tenants would like to have the option too.

    We would not hesitate to recommend staying in this villa, it was perfect for us.

  34. Derek & Jackie

    Just had a lovely month long holiday, everything we expected and more, good position very scenic and peaceful all with in easy reach of restaurants and shops. We would like to send our thanks to Stephen & Sabrina who knows what is required to keeping a top class rental home with all the comforts. We are hoping to get back there for 2014.

  35. Leo and Karen Trickey

    We have been renting homes in the Cape Coral area for over 10 years. Our time at the Villa Flamingo was the very BEST. The house is so well equiped with high end appliances, features and amenities. We especially enjoyed the heated pool and the flat screen TV with surround sound. It is located in a quiet neighborhood but close to shopping, golf courses and resturants. The house was immaculate, well stocked and maintaned. We are looking foward to returning soon.
    Leo and Karen Trickey

  36. We’re back from a truly amazing month stay at Villa Selina in Cape Coral, FL. I want to take some time to send you a note to thank you for sharing your beautiful home. While we were anticipating a beautiful “rental property”, Villa Selina is clearly a home and it felt like that the minute we arrived. From the décor to the layout to the furnishings to the smallest of touches (including Kitchen utensils, information for restaurant options, things to do, etc) is truly a treasure!

    We loved the quiet and peacefulness of the neighborhood and the various birds, turtles and fish in the canal. The property grounds were extremely well kept. There was enough sitting for everyone.

    This is a well equipped property that you don’t need to bring much with you from home. We would recommend this property to our friends, relatives and consider it again in the future.

    Thanks for sharing it with us and most importantly dealing with Sanford Realty was very pleasant!

  37. Sylvie et Eric

    Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à la villa Bellamy. Cette villa fonctionnelle est aménagée avec beaucoup de goût, elle se trouve dans un quartier très calme. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié prendre les repas près de la piscine et nous y baigner lorsque nous rentrions de nos visites. De plus les commerces sont à proximité.
    Le manager, Mr Sanford, est une personne très disponible qui cherche à vous rendre le séjour aussi agréable que possible.
    Bref, ce ne fut que du bonheur !!!!
    Eric et Sylvie

  38. Great vacation rental in cape Coral

    Villa Flamingo is an ideal vacation home in SW Florida. The location is great…centrally located in Cape Coral, it is near major intersections and shopping, yet on a very private street. The pool area and lanai are enhanced by the tropical setting of palm trees and shrubbery. The pool is both solar and electrically heated so you can enjoy whatever temperature you prefer.
    The interior of the villa is light and modern. We enjoyed the amenities: entertainment system with large screen TV, great channel availability, TV’s in both bedrooms, WiFi, icemaker, well equipped kitchen.

    Stephan is a great property manager who will welcome you and look after any of your concerns.
    We highly recommend this property.

  39. Carol and Ed Brufke

    We were very pleased with villa harmony. Its location was perfect for all our needs-grocery stores-malls-post office and particularly, highways to every where. The house was well maintained and a delight to stay in. I do ha ve one suggestion- a guard rail on the steps to the pool would be a real asset.

    We loved sitting out on the lanai and enjoying the beautiful weather. We enjoyed meeting Sabrina and Stephen and hope to work with them again.

  40. Chris Rutter and Tessa

    The home was much better than we expected. Everything was well taken care of, the house was extremely clean and the furniture was really nice. The pool was amazing and well maintained. There was a lot of privacy around the home and pool. The location was very conveinent to local attractions. We planned to just stay a month and ended up staying two cause we liked the place so much.

    Stephen and Sabrina with Sanford Realty made the stay even better. Extremely courteous and helpful. Very informative and helpful with everything we needed and the local area. If there was ever a question they very quick to respond. If we plan to stay in there area again we will definetly use their service. Would recommend working with them to anyone

  41. Joan & Charlie Gamble

    Southern Dream is an amazing vacation home! Southern Dream is just as we hoped–modern, well maintained and tastefully furnished in an excellent location. The view from the pool area allows both sunrises and sunsets. A wide selection of restaurants and retail stores is a convenient drive away.

    The true “icing on the cake” is the professional and caring service of Sanford Realty Inc. Their website is informative and easy to use. We were warmly welcomed and given a very helpful briefing on the house and local attractions. A couple of minor mechanical problems were swiftly and cheerfully solved. Throughout our stay our questions were quickly answered and many Sanford suggestions were given for dining and touring.

    Most importantly, dealing with Sanford Realty Inc. is fun!!

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