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Universal Vacations
                                                                            Historic Fort Myers – “City of Palms”
                                                                            Close to Sanibel Island, Captiva Island & Fort Myers Beach
                                                                            With its world famous McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers lies beside the beautiful Caloosahatchee River,
                                                                            just across the water from Cape Coral. The islands of Sanibel, Captiva, and Fort Myers Beach, famous
                                                                            for their white sandy beaches and tropical island atmosphere are just minutes away. As its nickname
                                                                            suggests, the city boasts lush green landscapes of palms, mangrove and hibiscus and a year-round
                                                                            tropical climate. Among its many attractions are championship golf courses, fine dining and a rich variety
                                                                            of outlet shopping. Fort Myers is the spring training home to the Boston Red Sox, and the Minnesota
                                                                            Twins. Also home to the Thomas Edison & Henry Ford winter mansions, South Fort Myers is a ½ hour
                                                                            drivetime from Naples; 1 hour from The Everglades National Park; and 2½ hours from Miami and
                                                                            Tampa airports.

                                                                            Discover the “Tropical Paradise” of Cape Coral
                                                                            Spectacular Waterfront Living by South Fort Myers
                                                                            Close to the islands of Matlatcha, Pine Island & Cabbage Key
                                                                            One hour south of Sarasota, and Venice on SW Florida’s Gulf Coast, explore Cape Coral and its 400
                                                                            miles of tropical canals. Hire your own private boat for access to the Gulf of Mexico and nearby Sanibel
                                                                            & Captiva Islands. Experience the casual atmosphere of “old town” Florida side-by-side with the elegant
                                                                            grandeur of million dollar waterfront estates and upscale Tarpon Pointe and Cape Harbour Marinas.
                                                                            Discover the simple magic of nearby Matlatcha with its quirky artist shops, and tropical island views. This
                                                                            “Key West” style island has a special atmosphere all of its own. Cape Coral is located 2½ hours from
                                                                            Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and Tampa airports; ½ hour from SW Florida airport at Fort Myers; 3½ hours from
                                                                            Orlando and Disney theme parks.

                                                                            Sophisticated Sarasota and Bradenton – “Island Beaches”
                                                                            Close to Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key & Siesta Key
                                                                            From Tampa and St Petersburg take the great Tamiami Trail and the dramatic Sunshine Skyway Bridge
                                                                            to reach Bradenton and Sarasota. Explore the string of narrow islands that hug the wonderful stretch
                                                                            of coastline south of Tampa Bay. Explore the antique shops and art district around Main Street Sarasota.
                                                                            This is the spring training home of baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates and is the longtime home to both the
                                                                            David Leadbetter Golf Academy and the Bollettiere Tennis Academy. Enjoy world class shopping at St.
                                                                            Armand’s Circle, championship golf courses and magnificent Gulf beaches. Bradenton and Sarasota are
                                                                            located 2½ hours from Orlando and the Disney theme parks; and 1 hour from Tampa and Busch Gardens.



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Fort Myers / Cape Coral                       Bradenton
         Head Office
 9720 Commerce Center Court         621 67th Street Circle East, Ste. 103
  Fort Myers, FL 33908-3606                Bradenton, FL 34208
             U.S.A.                                U.S.A.
    Tel: (1) 239-466-9914                 Tel: (1) 941-748-7800
    Fax: (1) 239-466-9915                 Fax: (1) 941-747-8444
FORT MYERS HOMES                                                                                                                                                       3 & 4 BEDROOMS

                              South Fort Myers, close to the exclusive islands of Sanibel            Make     one of these wonderful homes part of your
                              & Captiva and the white sandy beaches of Fort Myers.                   unforgettable vacation in Fort Myers the relaxing “City
                                                                                                     of Palms”.
                              Come and experience our 3 & 4 bedroom stylishly-furnished
                              Fort Myers holiday homes, with private swimming pool.                  Our holiday homes in the Fort Myers area are all privately-
                              Unwind after a busy day shopping, or playing at the beach,             owned and furnished to a high standard. All local amenities,
                              relaxing around the pool and enjoying the peaceful                     outlet malls, restaurants, shops, attractions and recreational
                              surroundings these magnificent homes have to offer. The                activities are within easy drive times. Whether golf, tennis,
                              rental properties come fully-equipped for your vacation. Each          boating, fishing, cycling or shopping are your favorite holiday
                              Fort Myers vacation home boasts a spacious indoor and                  pastimes or if you prefer simply to relax and sunbathe on the
                              outdoor living area with premium cable TV and DVD-player               whitest sand beaches in Florida, and to swim in the warm Gulf
                              provided, and for your online social networking, email, or for         waters, Fort Myers has plenty to offer you.
                              the workaholics in the party, high-speed internet is available.
                              The master suite is complimented with a king- or queen-size
                                                                                                     Typical appointments:
                              bed, TV and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a
                              queen bed for your comfort, and the third and fourth bedrooms          Master Suite: King Bed or Queen Bed
                              typically have two single beds. If you fancy a night off from          2nd Bedroom: Queen Bed
                              sampling the delights of the many restaurants the Fort Myers           3rd Bedroom: 2 x Twin Beds
                              area has to offer, then the home has a well-equipped kitchen           All bed linen, bath linen and beach towels are provided.
                              where all your culinary skills can be practiced to make exciting
                              new tropical cuisine.
                              The homes comfortably sleep 6 or 8 people. In most cases, if
                              a crib or rollaway bed would be useful for the very youngest
                              members of the party, this can be arranged prior to your arrival.




Thinking of purchasing a FORT MYERS VACATION HOME? – information can be found in                  this brochure, and for more details, we can be contacted on the telephone numbers listed.
FORT MYERS CONDOS                                      1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS                         FORT MYERS TOWNHOMES                                                  2 & 3 BEDROOMS

                              These 2 & 3 bed, 2 bathroom Mediterranean-style executive             The town-homes at S     AIL HARBOUR   are the newest addition to
                              condominiums are located at The Gardens at Beachwalk. This            our inventory of luxury Florida living at its best. Sail Harbour
                              exclusive gated community in South Ft Myers is very                   is a gated community, designed with an eye to the famous
                              conveniently located, close to all local amenities, malls,            conch house style of the Florida Keys, and is set in an
                              restaurants, shops and recreational activities. The beautiful         established area of upscale homes in the heart of South Fort
                              world-renowned beaches, and the extensive J.N. “Ding”                 Myers. Whilst the beaches on the exotic islands of Sanibel
                              Darling Wildlife Refuge, on Sanibel and Captiva islands, are          and Captiva and of Fort Myers Beach itself, are only a short
                              a short drive away, as is the upbeat entertainment district of        drive away, the community does have its own swimming pool
                              Fort Myers Beach.                                                     if you are in the mood for staying closer to home.
                              After a busy day around town, shopping or maybe sightseeing,
                                                                                                    These spacious two story vacation homes boast over 2000 sq
                              come and change pace at the large resort pool enjoying the
                                                                                                    feet of air-conditioned comfort. Both bedrooms in the two-
                              laid-back atmosphere, freshwater ornamental lakes and
                                                                                                    bedroom units have en-suite bathrooms. The ground floor
                              extensive tropical landscaping that this magnificent community
                                                                                                    consists of the living area, kitchen and dining room. Many of
                              offers. As well as a large freeform pool, the resort has a small
                                                                                                    the units have a screened “lanai” for enjoying the fresh air
                              lakeside man-made beach, an inviting hot-tub and, for the
                                                                                                    outdoors.
                              more health conscious, a well-equipped fitness room and TV
                              lounge.
                                                                                                    Sail Harbour makes a perfect base for exploring the attractions
                              All of the condos have TV/DVD and premium cable TV                    in the local area, including the Edison Ford Winter Estates, the
                              channels, and many also have a balcony or patio opening               Cocohatchee and Calusa Nature centers, the Imaginarium
                              from the living room. With a compact outdoor table and chairs         Children’s Museum, and for those interested in striking out
                              the condos provide for that most important element of the             further afield, the Everglades National Park.
                              South Florida lifestyle – outdoor living and dining.
                                                                                                    Typical appointments:
                              Whilst it is almost impossible to resist the temptation of the
                              fantastic array of seafood, grill and specialty restaurants that      Main bedroom: King Bed
                              Fort Myers enjoys, you can be sure that the well-designed             Second bedroom: Twin Beds
                              kitchens will have everything you need if your preference is          Third Bedroom (if applicable): Queen Bed
                              toward culinary self-catering.                                        All bed linen, bath linen and beach towels are provided.

                              Typical appointments:
                              Main bedroom: King Bed
                              Second bedroom: Twin Beds
                              Third Bedroom (if applicable): Queen Bed
                              All bed linen, bath linen and beach towels are provided.




Thinking of purchasing a FORT MYERS VACATION HOME? – information can be found in                 this brochure, and for more details, we can be contacted on the telephone numbers listed.
CAPE CORAL HOMES                                                                                                                                                           2, 3 & 4 BEDROOMS

                              For anyone who enjoys the magic of spending time next to                 The homes on Cape Coral are typically 2300+ sq ft with
                              the waterways enjoying the marine wildlife and the reflected             heated fully-screened swimming pool and deck. Televisions,
                              sunlight or if taking to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico           DVD and high speed internet are standard features.
                              in a boat is part of your Florida dream, it is difficult to imagine      Furnishings are generally contemporary plantation or island-
                              a more ideal location.                                                   style, with the emphasis on comfort and relaxation.
                              Cape Coral is located on the lower Gulf Coast, 125 miles south           A suitable boat can be rented prior to your arrival. Our trained
                              of Tampa. Lying alongside the beautiful broad Caloosahatchee             staff will give you all the instruction needed to safely navigate
                              River, it encompasses miles of tropical waterfront with both             the waterways of this special area.
                              saltwater and freshwater canals - million dollar homes with
                                                                                                       Visitors to Cape Coral have easy access to other areas of
                              million dollar views. The marinas at Cape Harbour, Tarpon
                                                                                                       southwest Florida. Cross the River into south Fort Myers and
                              Point and Burnt Store provide the opportunity for outstanding
                                                                                                       a 30 minute drive south will take you to Estero, Sanibel and
                              waterfront dining, fresh seafood, upscale galleries and
                                                                                                       Captiva Island. Naples is an hour's drive south. The Punta
                              boutiques, all wrapped in that special nautical ambiance.
                                                                                                       Gorda and Port Charlotte area is 30 minutes north.
                              We offer a portfolio of fully-equipped and stylishly furnished
                                                                                                       Pine Island lies just 10 minutes to the west and includes
                              2,3 and 4 bedroom, individual luxury waterside homes with
                                                                                                       Matlacha, an old fishing outpost among the mangroves that
                              private pools and their own private boat docks for fishing,
                                                                                                       today is a mecca for local arts and crafts, Bokeelia and St.
                              relaxing or boat access to the Gulf of Mexico or the intra-
                                                                                                       James City.
                              coastal waterways. All homes have inviting water views and
                              all are located close to local beaches, shopping, restaurants
                              and amenities.




Thinking of purchasing a CAPE CORAL VACATION HOME? – information can be found in                    this brochure, and for more details, we can be contacted on the telephone numbers listed.
SARASOTA / BRADENTON HOMES                                                                                                                                                3 & 4 BEDROOMS

                             Sarasota - Bradenton, close to the laid-back tropical oasis             Make this wonderful home part of your unforgettable
                             of Anna Maria Island, the always elegant Long Boat Key with             Vacation in Beautiful Bradenton. Located in the ever popular
                             its chic shopping district of St. Armand’s Circle, and Siesta Key,      Sarasota - Bradenton area of Florida, the home is ideally
                             famous the world over for its sugar-white sands and countless           situated close to all local amenities, outlet malls, restaurants,
                             varieties of sea-shells.                                                shops and recreational activities are a short jog away. The
                                                                                                     Islands of Anna Maria and Longboat Key are a short trip by
                             Come experience our 3 and 4 bedroom stylishly furnished
                                                                                                     car.
                             Bradenton Holiday Homes, with private swimming pools.
                             Unwind after a busy day at the beach around the pool enjoying           Typical appointments:
                             the peaceful surroundings these magnificent homes have to
                                                                                                     Master Suite: King Bed or Queen Bed
                             offer. The homes come fully equipped for your vacation. Your
                                                                                                     2nd Bedroom: Queen Bed
                             Bradenton Vacation Home boasts a larger than normal living
                                                                                                     3rd and 4th Bedrooms: 2 x Twin Beds
                             area with TV/DVD and premium cable TV, and for the
                                                                                                     All bed linen, bath linen and beach towels are provided.
                             workaholics High speed internet is available. The master suite
                             is complimented with a King or Queen size bed, TV and en-               Our holiday homes in the Bradenton - Sarasota area are all
                             suite bathroom. Our second bedroom has a queen bed for                  privately-owned and furnished to a high standard. All local
                             your comfort, and the third bedroom has an additional two               amenities, outlet malls, restaurants, shops, attractions and
                             single beds. If you fancy a night away from the many                    recreational activities are within easy drive times. Whether golf,
                             restaurants the Sarasota - Bradenton area has to offer then             tennis, boating, fishing, or shopping are your favorite holiday
                             the home has a fully equipped kitchen where all your culinary           pastimes or if you prefer simply to relax and sunbathe on the
                             needs can be put to good use. The homes sleep 6 people                  whitest sand beaches in Florida, and to swim in the warm Gulf
                             comfortably; however should a crib or rollaway bed be required          waters, this area has plenty to offer you.
                             this can be arranged prior to your arrival.




Thinking of purchasing a BRADENTON VACATION HOME? – information can be found in                   this brochure, and for more details, we can be contacted on the telephone numbers listed.
                           YOUR FLORIDA GULF COAST
                             HOME-BUYING OPTIONS
CHOOSING A HOME                                                                                                A little time and money may have to be spent getting the home ready for rentals, however again we can
                                                                                                               advise on this and supervise any work in your absence if required.
Florida offers a fantastic range of locations for your home; conservation building lots, golf courses,
lakeside, on a canal or riverbank, with or without boat access, walk-to-beach and bayside. Then, of course,    Purchasing an existing home through the M.L.S (Multiple Listing Service) need not involve a time-
there is the choice between building new or purchasing an existing home.                                       consuming drive around the neighborhood. Once your purchasing parameters are established, a computer
                                                                                                               search will locate suitable homes in the nominated area listed by all Realtors. We can then plan a route
NEW CONSTRUCTION                                                                                               to view homes and gain entry with an electronic key. The days of making endless phone calls to
                                                                                                               homeowners to set up viewing appointments are over.
The majority of new homes built today are in planned communities. The obvious advantage being that the
entire community will be built and completed to a set time scale by one or two builders who offer a uniform    OUR ROLE in helping you select a new home would be to advise on location, check the deed restrictions
look to their designs. This is not to say that they will lack imagination: a Florida builder may offer over    to ensure there are no issues with short-term rental, help with the design of a suitable floor plan, advise
twenty or thirty different home designs and elevations for each development. A secondary, but important        on a suitable lender, act as your agent for passing correspondence during the loan application, liaise with
consideration, is the creation of a Homeowners’ Association by the builder to regulate and maintain the        the builder during construction, perform the final walk through and help with furnishings if required. The
common areas. Once the development is completed, management is handed over to the residents and                best part of all is that this service is free: the builder pays the buyers’ broker fee.
frequently administrated by a professional management company. This arrangement ensures continuous
                                                                                                               THE ROLE of a BUYERS’ BROKER in purchasing a second home is invaluable. Remember, the broker
upkeep of the community.
                                                                                                               legally owes allegiance to the purchaser and will advise viewing based upon the potential purchaser’s
Other advantages are that, in some cases, existing floor plans can be modified to the client’s particular      requirements, irrespective of which agent is listing the property.
needs. Additionally, you are assured that all appliances and carpets are new and no further expenditure
                                                                                                               Initially time can be saved by informed research before homes are actually viewed and any bargains
should be required for some years to come.
                                                                                                               located through the M.L.S. Intimate knowledge of the surrounding area and prices can be shared, reliable
One concern on a new property may be adjacent building work, and its initial effect on rentals. Whilst it is   tradesmen can be recommended for any work required, plus financial, furnishing and deed restriction
necessary to plan for this, it is often possible to mitigate this risk by a wise choice of building lot.       advice given. Again, there is no charge for this work; the seller’s real estate agent simply shares his fee
                                                                                                               with the buyer broker.
BUYING AN EXISTING HOME
A resale property can also have its attractions, for instance immediate availability, location in a maturing
neighborhood where there is no further building land left, or in the case of waterfront homes, simply
because there is no further construction allowed.
                                      RENTAL & MANAGEMENT
                                            SERVICES
Universal Vacations offers various types of property management, from out home watch service through                                         • To include (if required by owner) acting as mailing address, contact point and management agent for all service and
to full management. Universal Vacations have the ability to specifically design a management package                                           utility providers
to suit your exact needs in the care of your home(s).                                                                                        • To include (if required by owner) ensuring timely and accurate settlement of all utility bills
                                                                                                                                             • To include recording, calculating and ensuring timely payment of tax liabilities associated with the home rental where
Your Florida management company is basically responsible for looking after all aspects of your Florida                                         the rental is procured by Universal
vacation home, from helping to obtain rentals, through keeping the property clean and maintained, to                                         • To include provision to owner of a monthly statement of account for all services, charges and receipts
paying your bills and keeping sales tax records. To do this they must be licensed by the State of Florida;                                   • To include, where appropriate, representing the homeowners interests with Homeowners Associations, County Authorities, etc.
the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) governs all property management                                           5.   MARKETING SERVICE
companies in Florida.                                                                                                                        • To include promoting the rental homes and Florida generally to the travel industry and potential Florida holidaymakers
Universal Vacations is a full service management company. We actively market our homes to tour                                               • To include maintaining a website to promote the homes and the rental program to a wide audience
operators and agents through various trade travel exhibitions in Europe and the United States and                                            • To include ancillary hard copy advertising when appropriate
Canada. We are constantly updating our own web sites and receive bookings from Europe and North                                         LONG TERM RESIDENTIAL SERVICE
America. We employ our own maintenance crew, pool service staff, cleaners and lawn cutters. Additionally,                               Universal Vacations Residential Services are offered for owners and investors who wish to derive income from their home. We can
we pay your utility bills, calculate sales and tourist taxes and remit them on the owner’s behalf to the State                          obtain tenants for both furnished and non-furnished homes, condos, villas and town-homes.
of Florida each month. These transactions are then accounted for on a monthly statement. Locally we track                                  • Locate suitable tenants, through local and internet advertising
Homeowner Association regulations on behalf of owners and liaise with Tourist Boards to help promote                                       • Accompany potential tenants to the home and explain the process
Florida as the premier vacation resort.                                                                                                    • Conduct a security check on all possible tenants prior to signing a lease
Below is a brief outline of our main property management services.                                                                         • Collect security deposits and upfront rental expenses and deposit into our client account
                                                                                                                                           • Produce a regular monthly income and expenditure statement
FULL RENTAL AND MANAGEMENT SERVICE                                                                                                         • Deposits cleared rental income into clients US bank account
1. POOL MAINTENANCE                                                                                                                        • Prepare leases for both tenant and landlord in accordance with Florida law and arrange all documents to be notarized
   • To include weekly cleaning and chemical testing and balancing of pH level (acidity/alkalinity)                                        • Arrange any repairs to the residence “in house” and notify owner of such repairs immediately
   • Removal and/or treatment of algae, bottom dirt and surface debris                                                                     • 24 hour emergency call out number supplied to all tenants
   • Replenishment of chlorine tablets, acid/alkali and anti-algae chemicals                                                               • Regular property inspections and drive-by’s
   • Routine cleaning of skimmer and pool filters
   • Annual maintenance check on pumps, timers, switches, solar heating systems, etc.                                                   HOME WATCH SERVICE
   • Excludes the replacement cost of supplying and fitting new paper or linen cartridge type filters                                   Universal Vacations home watch service is available to owners who use their home seasonally and do not need our full management
2. LAWN & GARDEN CARE                                                                                                                   service while in residence. As soon as you vacate the property, your home can be placed in the Universal Vacation’s “Home Watch Service”
   • To include grass cutting, lawn edging, and clipping removal                                                                        giving you peace of mind in the knowledge that your property is being looked after at the top level.
   • To include adjusting and re-setting irrigations systems if Federal, State or County authorities impose water usage restrictions       • Regular on site inspections of both interior and exterior
3. MANAGEMENT SERVICE                                                                                                                      • Arrange to have mail re-directed to our office while home is vacant
   • To include regular inspection of the property, its contents, furnishings, fixtures and fittings                                       • Payment of all, or some, utilities if needed
   • To include greeting, registration and monitoring and care of rental guests                                                            Interior
   • To include provision of emergency out-of-hours call-out for rental guests                                                             • Check for Sulphur smell and run water throughout home
   • To include supervision of repairs where carried out by outside contractors                                                            • Note general condition of area
   • To include replacement as necessary of a limited number of small consumable items such as light bulbs, basic                          • Inspect and replace AC filters
     plumbing items (eg. tap washers, cistern valves) and trash bags                                                                       • Check refrigerator / freezer
4. ADMINISTRATION SERVICE                                                                                                                  • Check faucets for leaks
   • To include offering a helpdesk service to the homeowner                                                                               • Check under sinks for leaks
   • To include keeping homeowners informed of issues impacting on the welfare of the property and the owners interests                    Exterior
   • To include administration of rentals and taking security deposits to indemnify homeowner against damaged caused by rental guests      • Wash or pressure wash deck area
                                                                                                                                           • Check pool screens and make necessary repairs
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