A piece of paradise is awaiting you in this private scenic setting between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. Our 2000 square foot 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beauty is situated on an amazing saltwater canal with gulf access through Charlotte Harbor. The magnificent home was built in 2003, with 12 foot ceilings, many upgrades and comes newly furnished.
Enjoy beautiful sunrises overlooking the canal via the enclosed lanai or sit on your own private dock. Once finished with the morning sun, you can take a dip in the heated pool or spa. You can also try your hand at fishing in the canal.
Then, head inside and enjoy your two splendid sitting areas both with their own plasma TV's and DVD players. Also, you can relax anywhere in the house while you use the wireless internet and surround sound system.
The house comes complete with a master suite that includes a king bed, walk in closet, soaking tub and a marvelous Roman shower. There are also two other wonderful bedrooms that have queen beds. In the living areas, you can also comfortably sleep six or more on the two queen sleeper sofas and love seats.
We haven't forgotten those of you who enjoy a formal evening of wining and dining. Enjoy the fine dining area especially decorated for those splendid evenings. There is also a wine cooler located in the house which would be perfect for that special occasion. Or, you can relax and eat informally at the large eat-in area and bar in the kitchen.
South Gulf Cove is conveniently located between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. It is only minutes to gorgeous white sand beaches that are full of numerous activities. Shelling, snorkeling, boating, beach combing and kayaking are some of the activities within minutes of your doorstep. The Cape Haze Peninsula is also home to the Tarpon and Snook capital of the world - Boca Grande - which is within a ten minute drive. There are numerous and wonderful eateries, golf courses (seven within five minutes) and shopping districts within a short drive.
Central air conditioning, as well as weekly pool and lawn services are provided. Pool heating is provided with the rental rate in the winter months. The house comes equipped with an alarm system as well as an intercom system. The house is also accommodated with a laundry room.
We are a group of friends who chose to purchase a property in one of our favorite destinations. South Gulf Cove is close enough to area amenities, but secluded enough to call "your private piece of paradise." Area amenities include great golfing, tennis, shopping, fine dining, entertainment and more are all close at hand. Residents also enjoy fun in the sun at nearby Englewood Beach or the secluded Boca Grande for swimming, shelling, sunning, picnics, jet skiing and all other outdoor activities.
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
The Cape Haze Peninsula has some of the most pristine beaches that Florida has to offer - without the overcrowding. The Peninsula has no high rises, friendly locals, family owned restaurants and low traffic; this is "Old Florida." We decided to buy in the South Gulf Cove area because it is centrally located to the beaches, restaurants, golf courses and shopping. There are numerous activities within a 10-15 minute drive (7 golf courses, parks, beaches, shopping, arcades).
South Gulf Cove is also a short drive to Sarasota and Ft. Myers; so you are never more than 30-45 minutes away from an airport.
One of the main aspects of our property that we enjoy is the overall privacy you receive when at the property. With only one neighbor, you don't have to worry about noise or interruptions; but you can drive five miles and be at a grocery store/gas station/restaurant or fast food.
Being on a gulf access canal, you can rent a boat and have access to the canals, rivers and the Gulf of Mexico. This area is known for being the Snook and Tarpon capital of the world - so make sure to bring your fishing gear! You can even fish right off the back of the property on your private dock.
We have stocked the property for long and short stays. You don't have to worry about bringing linens, utensils or pool toys - they are all there for you. You can also sleep peacefully; we provide ADT security for the property.
The pool and hot tub provide a wonderful place to escape and relax. You will find that you won't want to leave the property once you arrive!
Thank you for the wonderful vacation home! It was more than we hoped for and we loved it! The pictures are exactly what is offered - a clean, spacious home with a well kept pool and spa. Our favorite things were enjoying the spa under the stars, cruising around the neighbourhood on the bikes, enjoying leisurely lunches by the pool and spending time reading and doing yoga on the dock. The sunrises from the dock were also quite breathtaking. We saw lots of wildlife too - including a bobcat, heron and perhaps an alligator (who played a bit shy!). The place is very quiet and private and you are not far from all the amenities including grocery stores, beaches, shopping and golf courses. We travelled from Sarasota to Naples easily. We would highly recommend this property and look forward to our next stay! Thank you for a wonderful Christmas getaway from the cold north!
Thank-you for sharing your wonderful home. My husband and I met up with our daughter, son-in-law, and two little grandsons from Chicago for a memorable Christmas week! The pictures are exactly what the house looks like...beautiful. The location provided much solitude even though there is a very close neighbor. The tall shrubs planted between the homes allowed us great privacy in the pool area. The pool and spa were a highlight and used a lot. My husband spent a lot of time on the dock, fishing. He was able to catch (and release) quite a variety of fish including Oscar, Pinfish, Sheep'shead, Bluegill, and Alligator Gar. Of course there were also both saltwater and freshwater turtles who couldn't resist the bait and a young 4-5 ft. alligator. My daughter and I enjoyed our early morning times watching the "amazing sunrises".
The inside of the home was not only lovely but well equipped. We enjoyed the kitchen and living room area which is adjacent to the lanai where everyone could be together comfortably. Yet the layout of the house also provided many spaces for being alone.
After visiting several of the beaches we all voted on Boca Grande as our favorite.It was about a 20 min. drive. We had unbelievable weather with no rain and 80's almost every day which enhanced the experience tremendously.
The "noseeum bugs" which were mentioned by the owner were vicious little guys and I ended up being their main target. Next time I definitely will use Deet spray! However even all our bites couldn't deter our experience. We're already dreaming about our next visit. Thanks again for allowing us to make wonderful Christmas memories.
If you are looking for peace and quiet as well as a little bit of paradise for your vacation getaway, then I would highly recommend this gorgeous home. The minute we walked in and saw the spacious rooms and the outdoor pool was enough to win us over. The view from the screened in lanai with the towering palm trees, pretty foliage,and the canal with the fish jumping in it was so amazing! There are plenty of great places to eat at by just taking a short drive into some of the surrounding towns. What we loved especially were the restaurants that were by the ocean and we were content to sit and look at the waves rolling in and the seagulls walking and looking for food. If you are tired of the tourist traps and ready to slow down and enjoy a relaxing vacation this is the place to visit. We also had plenty to keep us occupied since we decided to go shopping and sightseeing. Traveling to Boca Grande which was only 6 miles away to walk on the beach was so much fun too. We saw nine stingrays swimming by the shore, some crabs, and a dolphin that morning. It was so peaceful. Thanks for sharing your home. Can not wait to come back next year with our group!
The entire stay was great. We had a wonderful time swimming in the pool and the house was beautiful inside and out.Very clean and nicely furnished.The owner was great answered our all questions before our stay.Would highly recommend this place.We hope to stay there again!
My husband and I stayed here for two months and could not have been more pleased. Spacious, clean house in a very quiet location. Took owner's recommendations for restaurants and were not disappointed. Bald eagle nearby everyday and saw an alligator in the canal. Just wish I had a bicycle!! Will return next year !