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THE SALTY DOLPHIN - PGI Canal Home with Large Heated Pool

Lisa Saulter

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 25 nights

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Lisa Saulter

Member since: 2008
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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THE SALTY DOLPHIN - PGI Canal Home with Large Heated Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 25 nights

Overview

Punta Gorda House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The 'Salty Dolphin' is a spectacular canal home with over 2,000 square feet of clean, uncluttered, living space with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. With all new furniture, housewares, electronics and art work added in November, 2008 and updated in 2014, this home offers a contemporary, Caribbean flare with many special touches. The lanai has an extra large heated pool with a cage and baby barrier fence, a cushy seating area with a bar, grill and lounge chairs. There is a new double dock for your boat and a brand new seawall. Boat lift available. The quiet neighborhood is great for walking, running and biking and is only minutes to Fisherman's Wharf & the downtown area. We welcome families and couples for week long vacations as well as retirees coming to enjoy a long term rental in the sun. We have a master bedroom overlooking the pool, a queen guest room and a third guest room suitable for children or another couple. We are child/baby-friendly. The pool offers a new Baby Barrier safety fence to ensure safety.

Airports/Area

AIRPORTS: PGI (Allegiant) is 10 minutes; 40 minutes to RSW in Fort Myers; 1 hour to SRQ in Sarasota; or 1 hour and 45 minutes to TPA in Tampa.

GREAT LOCATION: Punta Gorda is one of Florida's last great gems. It's a boaters paridise with great cruising/sailing and fishing right from your back door. The atmosphere is casual and low key and the people here are friendly and helpful. There is a beautiful historic downtown with shops and restaurants. The town is off the beaten highway path, yet close and easy access to everything you need. Beautiful beaches, unlimited shopping, children's attractions, movies/theater and cultural activities are all readily available within short drive.

Shopping/Boating/Restaurants

SHOPPING: Less than 5 minutes to Fisherman's Village and lots of charming local shops in town or several major shopping malls about a half hour drive. Several Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, Banks, Super Wal-Mart and Home Depot within 2-5 miles.

BOATING: Bring your power boat or rent one at Holidaze. The double wide boat dock with lift is just steps from the pool and its only a short cruise to Charlotte Harbor.

RESTAURANTS: Fisherman's village and lots of great restaurants downtown all within 5 minutes. Jack''s and Lashey Marina are two of our favorites.

Lots of Extras

Meticulous owners have included lots of extras. All high end linens are provided including beach towels, beach chairs and coolers. The owners have added many special touches to ensure your vacation is perfect and carefree. Ask about child/baby gear that comes with the rental. We welcome couples who are looking for a romantic get away, snow birds seeking long term rentals and young familes who are visiting family in the area. We are family friendly to those with young children and offer a high chair, packnplay crib, kiddie pool, umbrella stroller. If you are renters who return to the area a couple of times a year, ask us about storing personal items for your return visit.

Keywords: canal, house, home, heated pool, PGI

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa Saulter (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Lisa Saulter

Meticulous home owners who love the small town feel of Punta Gorda. Avid boaters and lovers of the great outdoors we enjoy exploring the gulf coast islands.

Lisa Saulter purchased this house in 2008

Why Lisa Saulter chose Punta Gorda

Home is maintained with much TLC. It has all the little extra touches you won't find in most rentals. The master bedroom, living room and kitchen all open to the pool with an open, airy feel. It's extremely clean, uncluttered and well furnished. Very convenient location yet in a quiet neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

PGI is a friendly, laid back boating community. Our pool is an oversized pool, not one of those little tiny 'bathtub' pools. Great for swimming laps, floating in the sun with a cocktail or playing with the children. Comfortable, one floor living with easy flowing floor plan open to the lanai.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 25 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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THE SALTY DOLPHIN - PGI Canal Home with Large Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Excellent rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with VRBO and we will definitely be doing it again. The owner was very easy to work with and returned calls and emails promptly. The property is nicely maintained and was exactly as described. I would highly recommend this property for a nice relaxing vacation. The subdivision is nice and quiet, but still close to some stores and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Eastern Virginia
5

A great place to spend time in Punta Gorda

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three months in this rental. It is in a great location in Punta Gorda Isles. It had everthing we needed for a very enjoyable stay. There is a property manager who is very responsive for any issues that might arise. (We needed the garbage disposal fixed, it was done the same day we called). There are clear directions provided for everything you need to know about the house. We found this to be a great help. The pool is great--long enough for short lap swimming. We spent a number of really pleasant evenings outside around the pool, using the grill provided to cook our supper. The bird life is amazing. We especially liked watching the White Ibis's patrolling the lawn for breakfast. While there, don't miss the PGI Cafe for breakfast which is very near--walking distance. The property is also located in walking distance to the Punta Gorda Nature Park, and a short drive to Ponce DeLeon Park on Charlotte Harbor. The park has a Turtle Rescue facility that is a must see. In all, I think we found the perfect place at the perfect price for out stay in Puntal Gorda. Definitly a place worth returning to.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wilmington, North Carolina
5

Exceptional vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at this home and had a great time. The home is very clean with updated appliances. We brought our 19 ft. Boat and the dock area was perfect. The garage area was huge with plenty of room for our boat and fishing gear. There is a park nearby with a nice large boat ramp. The home is within biking or a long walk to waterfront shops and restaurants. It is in a very nice neighborhood. The large heated pool was wonderful after a day out on the boat. The master bedroom is separate from the other bedrooms so very private and quiet. The king size bed had a mattress that was extremely comfortable with the softest sheets. Nice towels and plenty of them. Washer and dryer are high end front loader. My husband is very tall and the master bath shower was a large step-in which he really liked. The owner, Lisa, is so nice to work with. She is very gracious and tries to accommodate your every need. The home has WiFi so my husband was able to stay in touch with his office everyday. This was one of our most relaxing vacations. We thank Lisa for allowing us to rent her beautiful home and will definitely rent again when in Punta Gorda.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Peaceful and Relaxing...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited Punta and stayed at the Salty Dolphin. What a great experience we had, and plan on going back as we found the location and property to be comfortable and easy to get around Punta.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
5

Great Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at the Salty Dolphin was one of our best so far. The house is very clean with three large bedrooms which came in handy when the familty arrived. The pool is also large with a sitting area and BBQ near by that made great afternoons for the family.

The canal was interesting with lots of fish and I actually saw a Dolphin looking for food.

It is possible to walk to the 'Fisherman's Village' if you are an energitic walker or makes for a leasurely bike ride. Sidewalks run from the house to the downtown area.

We joined the St Andrews South Golf Club for the month of March which is only a five minute drive from the house. This was a great investment due to the location and it the friendliness of the club staff and members.

You can not go wrong by renting the Salty Dolphin for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Salty Dolphin.
Plainfield Illinois
5

A very nice place to stay in the winter

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Salty Dolphin for 2 months this winter (we are senior snowbirds). Lisa ( the owner) was a pleasure to work with; the minor problems that arose during the rental were quickly handled and the security deposit was returned immediately following our departure from the Salty Dolphin. The swimming pool was a real treat and its heater worked very efficiently to keep the water temp comfortably warm (without a large electric bill). As a result we were able to use it almost every day.

The home is well laid out and is situated in a very quiet neighborhood. The home's listing description was accurate although we both felt that it was not quite the "luxury" home that its owners believed it to be. However Lisa did all one could hope for to make our stay a pleasant one.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our home. We are glad you had a pleasant stay.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Punta Gorda Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Port Charlotte

A few minutes drive or 20 minute boat ride to Fisherman's Wharf and downtown PGI. Easy access to all amenities. Great town for walking/biking.

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Punta Gorda House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
25 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Fall/Winter 2015/2016
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
25 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
April 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
25 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Monthly:
May - Sept: $3,000/month
Oct - Mar: $4,300/month
Weekly:
Thanksgiving/Christmas and first 3 weeks of April: $2,000/week
Includes: Utilities, Pool & Lawn Services
Excludes: 12% Tax and Cleaning Fee
Payment by Check Only. Rent and Sales Tax Due with Contract. Security Deposit due 10 days prior to rental. 3 month rental 50% with contract; 50% 10/1; Security Deposit due 10 days prior to rental.
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Amenities

Punta Gorda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Guest bath is shower/tub combo. Masterbath is step in extra large shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) MB has King., Queen size Beds (1) GB has Queen., Bunk Beds (3) We have a set of twin bunk beds plus a trundle.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We installed a new seawall and dock, new toilets in both bathrooms and several new home furnishing in 2014. Baby barrier fence for the safety of little ones around the pool.

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