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Popular amenities for Cape Coral vacation rentals

Stay near Cape Coral's top sights

Yacht Club Community Park47 locals recommend
Sun Splash Family Waterpark271 locals recommend
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village17 locals recommend
The Shell Factory and Nature Park79 locals recommend
Jaycee Park16 locals recommend
Coralwood Shopping Center10 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Cape Coral

  • Total rentals

    5.3K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    3.1K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    4.4K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    1.9K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    4.8K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    90K reviews

Your guide to Cape Coral

All About Cape Coral

With more miles of navigable waterways than any other city in the world, Cape Coral, Florida, is crosshatched with canals and channels that interconnect its seaside community. Established in the mid-20th century, the area teems with shops, markets, restaurants, and brewpubs that line Cape Coral Parkway, the city’s main thoroughfare; parks, nature preserves, and wildlife sanctuaries surround the city to the north and west along the Gulf shore.

The area is beloved by sailors, featuring several public boat launches and yacht clubs, as well as plenty of opportunities to rent motorboats and jet skis for a fast-paced adventure and kayaks and paddleboards to explore at a more leisurely pace. While there’s a plethora of tranquil green spaces to choose from in the surrounding region, Cape Coral itself offers family-friendly parks including Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve and Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, where locals head for hiking, kayaking, and birdwatching. The city’s sole beach, palm-fringed Yacht Club Public Beach, features a community pool, a boat ramp, and a pier for sunset strolls.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cape Coral

Cape Coral is a great place to soak up some sun between October and May, when there’s less rainfall and temperatures are milder. During the summer months, the mercury can spike, but visitors will find more space at the beach. Visit in winter and spring to join in with some of Cape Coral’s most popular events, including the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts (January) and the Sounds of Blues and Jazz Festival (March). In April, the city hosts its famous Cardboard Boat Regatta, a whimsical festival where participants build and race water vessels made from cardboard — with varying levels of success. During the city’s 4th of July festival, Red White and Boom, Cape Coral Parkway is lined with craft, art, and food vendors, and a large fireworks show lights up the city.

Top things to do in Cape Coral

Get on the water

Exploring the open waters of the cape is a must, whether it be on a large tour boat, traditional fishing vessel, or lightweight kayak. Some boat tours feature dolphin or other wildlife sightings, while others tour the canals and take visitors on a journey through the city’s history.

Cape Coral Farmers Market

A few streets back from the Cape Coral Bridge, this market gathers a range of vendors showcasing locally grown produce and wares. Spend a Saturday morning strolling around its canopied stalls, browsing everything from seasonal produce and spices to handmade jewelry and artwork.

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

Cape Coral is set within a unique ecosystem, surrounded by various parks and nature preserves. Four Mile Ecological Preserve on the east side of the city sits along the Caloosahatchee River, spread across 365 acres and featuring a boardwalk nature trail that winds through mangroves and allows visitors to observe its dozens of bird species.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Cape Coral?

    Cape Coral enjoys a tropical savanna climate with temperatures ranging from 64°F (18°C) to 91°F (33°C). The wet season is from May to October with frequent showers, while the dry season, from November to April, has more sunny days.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Cape Coral?

    Popular activities include kayaking in the Caloosahatchee River, fishing in the Cape Coral canals, and exploring the unique flora and fauna at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve. Art lovers can also visit the Harbour View Gallery for local artwork.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Cape Coral?

    The most popular time to visit Cape Coral is from December to March, when the weather is mild and dry. During this period, visitors can enjoy local events like the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts and the Sounds of Jazz & Blues Music Festival.

  • What are the best places to stay in Cape Coral?

    Pelican neighborhood is popular for its waterfront houses and quiet setting. The Yacht Club area is another frequently suggested location due to its proximity to the beach, marina, and golf course.

  • What are the best places to visit in Cape Coral?

    The Yacht Club Community Park, with its beach and pier, is a popular spot. Visitors also frequent the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Garden and the Cape Coral Farmers Market for fresh local produce.

  • What are some hiking trails in Cape Coral?

    In Cape Coral, hikers can explore the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve’s boardwalk trail, or wander the trails within Rotary Park. Both offer opportunities to encounter local wildlife and enjoy the natural environment.

  • What are some family activities to do in Cape Coral?

    Families can explore the Sun Splash Family Waterpark, have close encounters with animals at the Rotary Park Environmental Center, or embark on a nature adventure at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve. Discovery and learning can also take place at the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Cape Coral?

    Day trip ideas might include a visit to the picturesque Sanibel Island, exploring the vibrant city of Naples, or discovering the natural beauty of Everglades National Park. All are within a two-hour drive from Cape Coral.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Cape Coral?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Cape Coral. From over 170 condo rentals, over 640 villa rentals to over 4,050 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Cape Coral?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 3,140 vacation rentals in Cape Coral featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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