HIBISCUS CHATEAU--WATERFRONT, SOUTHERN EXPOSURE HEATED POOL/SPA--SOUTH GULF COVE

Ken Tharp

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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HIBISCUS CHATEAU--WATERFRONT, SOUTHERN EXPOSURE HEATED POOL/SPA--SOUTH GULF COVE

South Gulf Cove Villa Rental Photos and Description

Three-bedrooms Plus Den, Three Baths, Relaxation At Its Finest!

We have built an awesome home in a fantastic setting and we want to share it with you. Upon your arrival, you'll know that you're in for a treat. A brick paver driveway and walkway lead to an inviting glass double door. Upon entering that door, the welcoming entryway opens up to the spacious great room and its soaring coffered ceiling. The great room is also open to a spectacular kitchen and dining area. You'll enjoy the view of the fully screened brick paver lanai, heated pool, and spa. Zero corner sliders in the great room and dining room disappear to completely open the living area up to the lanai. This sensational feature allows for the perfect blending of outdoor and indoor living. The beautiful pool is 13x26 and includes a sunshelf that is ideal for sunning and for the little ones. The home offers three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, plus a den with a queen-sized sofa sleeper. With tasteful 18x18 tile floors extending throughout the home, exquisite granite countertops in the kitchen, all bathrooms, and even the laundry room, the zero corner sliders, three beautiful coffered ceilings, and the saltwater pool and spa, this is the ideal Florida lifestyle experience!

The house is beautiful and brand new.

The home is set on a southern exposure lot so you'll get plenty of that famous Florida sun. The canal we're on is a short boat ride away from the river and Charlotte Harbor, which leads directly into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ken Tharp

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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We've both been Midwesterners our whole lives, but we've loved the chances we've had to travel. Florida has always been a favorite destination.

Kristen has worked in libraries for many years, and is currently employed in the library of our city's medical school. Ken owns and operates a real estate service business that helps investors minimize tax liabilities.

We discovered when our kids were very little that we really enjoyed Florida. We have traveled to several locations in the state over the years, but we truly love the Gulf Coast. If you haven't been to the Ft. Myers/Sarasota area before, you're in for a treat. And if you have been here in the past, you know what we mean!

Ken Tharp purchased this villa in 2013

A few years ago, we set our minds to acquiring a home in Florida that we could not only enjoy ourselves, but allow others to enjoy, too. We've been fortunate enough to make that happen! When we found Port Charlotte and South Gulf Cove, we knew we had found where we wanted to be. The combination of close proximity to beaches, golf, and fishing opportunities with the seclusion of a quiet residential area is unbeatable.

When we come to Florida, our primary goal is to enjoy the sunshine and the beaches. Finding a home with a rear southern exposure was very important to us so we could maximize the impact of the sun on the lanai and pool. Creating a Florida experience within that home was our objective. You'll love what we've put together!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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5
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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480558vb
5157718801
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

EXCEPTIONAL RENTAL WITH ALL THE AMENITIES!

  • 5 of 5
This place has it all. The house lacks nothing. A true home away from home. Our party fell in love with this house as soon as we opened the front door. The heated pool and spa are definitely a bonus. The location was perfect for us since we didn't want to be directly off the main highway with the kids. Still only a short 20 minute drive to Stump Pass Beach and only five minutes to the nearest Publix supermarket. Ken and his wife have done a great job at decorating the house and providing anything and everything a family would need for a beautiful Florida vacation. There's no doubt that when we visit southwestern Florida again, we'll be looking up Hibiscus Chateau. Thank you Ken for providing a gorgeous rental home.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you, Robert, for the nice comments about our home. We love that the Publix is so close, too! Last time we were there, we concentrated on beaches. It's amazing how many gorgeous beaches are within easy driving distance, and how varied the beaches are. You can find about anything you want to experience, all within an hour's drive. Thanks again, and we would love to have you back in the future!
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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480558vb
5157718801
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
My family of 7 with 5 adults and 2 children stayed a week and all wished we could of stayed forever!! The home was amazing and absolutely beautiful! The master suite suited my husband and I perfectly and every bed was so comfy.. The house was fully furnished with amenities and nothing was missed..
The pool and lanai was beautiful and we spent most of our days and nights sitting out side enjoying the beautiful weather.. Also watched a great Lifetime flick with my mom outside on the flat screen with my mom one of the nights.. It was pretty cool..
Not to mention there was a safety gate around the whole pool so not once did we have to worry about the children.. Also enjoyed the shallow area and my 2yr old had a blast and was able to enjoy it as well. From the beach toys, coolers towels and chairs.. We didn't have to get anything to take to the beach. We visited Boca Grande which was like 15 minutes from the house and also drove to Venice beach which was about 30 mins away.. Words cannot express how happy I was with this home we would and will rent this home the next time we visit Florida.. Thank you so much for the memories we were able to create..

P.s .. I've ordered the same set of pots and pans that you have in your home.. Wolfgang Puck.. I loved cooking with them!!!

PERFECT PARADISE!!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time there. Thanks for pointing out the comfy beds and the well-supplied kitchen. We'd love to have you back sometime!
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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480558vb
5157718801
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

LOOK NO FURTHER. THIS HOUSE IS EXCEPTIONAL AND SO OUR THE OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
We cannot say enough wonderful things about the owners Ken & Kristen. Most all homes have a pool, but this home has its own fishing canal. The pictures are accurate, but what the pictures don't show you, is the quality of everything in the house. The furnishings are top-notch. From the linens, to the washer and dryer to the kitchen appliances to the pots and pans, all excellent. Plus the wonderful art work that is on display. First class all the way. Ken & Kristen were absolutely wonderful from the time we booked the house to the end of our stay. So much so, that we have booked it for our vacation next year!
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words! Kris and I were so glad that you chose our home for your stay and we'll look forward to welcoming you back next year. Take care and stay in touch!
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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480558vb
5157718801
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Ontario, Canada
5

EXCELLENT HOUSE, EXCELLENT HOSTS, EXCELLENT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The title says it all.. my wife and I stayed here for the month of February. What a beautiful home, so clean and well-kept! It had everything we could think of.. from lobster pot to crock pot, from beach towels to bicycles, from peace and relaxation to an outdoor tv by the pool. Our hosts Ken and Kris were excellent to work with, and responded immediately to any of the small issues/questions that we had. The home is in a very quiet, somewhat secluded area on a canal, yet within 10-15 mins. we were at the shopping areas and the beaches (A $6 vehicle day pass gets you to Boca Grande, about 10-15 mins. away, a beautiful area of shops and homes. We and our dog loved the long beach as well.)
The safety fence around the pool was great for keeping the grandchildren safe yet easy to remove if we wanted to. Of course all the appliances worked perfectly, and the beds were extremely comfortable.
We enjoy cycling and as the area is quite flat, we loved cycling on the numerous bike trails in the area or just around all the canals in the neighbourhood.

We would most certainly want to come back to visit again, and we highly recommend this home to couples, seniors or families who are looking for a nice quiet vacation.

Thank you Ken and Kris for providing us with a great vacation opportunity and we look forward to meeting up with you again.

Larry and Mary
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Larry and Mary. We appreciate that you pointed out some of the great activities that are available virtually at your doorstep. It's a great location for a relaxing vacation, and we're happy that you all enjoyed it. Thanks again!
business
Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480558vb
5157718801
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

NICE QUIET GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed there for week in the beginning of January...wonderful spot, great house.....very quiet and peaceful, but close drive to all ammenities....owners went out of their way to make sure everything was there for you and checked on all the details before and after renting. We will come back!
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to both of you! We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we'd welcome you back anytime. Thanks again!
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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480558vb
5157718801
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
WASHINGTON
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
We just finished a lovely, relaxing week at the Hibiscus Chateau. The home is beautiful and very well stocked with all the essentials for a great week away. Our family of eight (grandparents, 2 couples, and girls 13 and 7) thoroughly enjoyed every facet of our stay, especially the pool, hot tub, and outdoor dining and seating areas. We also enjoyed opening all the sliding doors and bringing the outside in!
Ken was fantastic to work with. Prompt in answering questions, great instructions on how to use all of the equipment in the home, and fantastic suggestions for things to do during our stay. This property will definitely be on our list for future stays.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kristen and I thank you for the kind words. We're just thrilled that you had a great time. We would happily welcome you back anytime!
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Pig N Whistle
"Excellent spot for a wonderful dinner, and it's less than five minutes away!"
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
"A wide variety of botanical beauty. A little less than an hour away in south Sarasota."
South Beach
"Fantastic beach, with lots of shops nearby to explore. "
Fishermen's Village
"Fun place to visit, with lots of restaurants and shops. Beautiful views across Charlotte Har..."
Mama's Italian Restaurant
"Great food!"
The Perfect Caper
"Outstanding dining experience. "
Englewood Beach
"Beautiful beaches in Englewood with lots of great shelling."
Siesta Key Beach
"Unbelievable powdery white sand beach. Gorgeous!"
Car: necessary

Some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere are within a 30 minute drive. Shelling, swimming, sunning, and shark tooth collecting are all fun and relaxing.

If you're a golfer, you will find many fantastic courses, also within 30 minutes. Four championship courses are nearby, and there's one that offers 24-hour tee times using floodlights! They all rent equipment and players of all ages are welcome.

For fishermen, you can indulge your passion right in the backyard, rent a boat for more serious sessions, or go on one of the many area daily charters.

Restaurants abound, and several great alternatives are nearby. We'll be happy to give you our recommendations, and there's a list of some of our favorites in the house.

For the shopper, Port Charlotte has all of the recognized name stores, plus local specialty shops. Nearby Punta Gorda is another source for great shopping alternatives. A large Publix grocery store (great key lime pie!) is five minutes away, as are gasoline stations and other shopping.

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Availability & Rates

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South Gulf Cove Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late spring, summer, fall
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$995
$3,200
 
 
Early winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
$3,600
 
 
Christmas week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
Flat fee
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
$3,900
 
 
Late spring, summer, fall 2015
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
$3,500
 
 
Early winter 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
$3,900
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
$4,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$995
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Gulf Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2112 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Two vanities, granite counters, beautiful tile, huge shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Another walk-in shower. Beautiful throughout.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath 3 has a tiled tub/shower for those who prefer a bath.
  • The bathrooms all have gorgeous granite countertops with undermount sinks. Tubs, showers, and lavatories all have upgraded, polished nickel Delta faucets and valves. The tile work is outstanding throughout. The master bathroom walk-in shower is stunning.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Beautiful bedroom with sliders directly onto lanai.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , BR 2 has sliders to directly access the lanai, too.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , BR 3 has its own private bathroom.
    Den - 1 queen , The den has a sofa sleeper with a queen mattress.
  • The bedrooms are set up with the master bedroom on the right side of the home and the other two bedrooms on the left side. The two bedrooms on the left side are separated by one of the three bathrooms. The master has a king-sized bed. BR2 and BR3 have queen-sized beds. Each bedroom has its own bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • synagogues
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • parasailing
  • paragliding
  • surf fishing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
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