South Gulf Cove villa rental - Front View of Villa Heron View. South Gulf Cove. Photo taken in February 2013.
Front View of Villa Heron View. South Gulf Cove. Photo taken in February 2013.
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • 3 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
 

South Gulf Cove Villa Rental Photos and Description
Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Vacation Rental Description:

Location: South Gulf Cove is on the Cape Haze peninsular east of the Rotonda. South of a line between Port Charlotte and Englewood, and North of Boca Grande.

This 4 to 5 Bedroom villa comes with Two Master Suites, both with US Queen Size Beds. Two Twin Bedded rooms and Two Family rooms, one of which has a Fold out US Queen Bed, so, with cot or crib can sleep up to 11 people. The whole villa is fully Air-Conditioned.

The Bathrooms are two en-suites with and one family bathroom. This villa has a full Security Alarm System on all doors and windows that is linked to a central station, with panic buttons for Police, Fire and the Ambulance service.

Their is a large Kitchen, with table, chairs & high chairs to Seat 8 people. The Dining table also seats 8. Their is a large fully equipped Laundry room and double garage.

It is superbly furnished and equipped throughout, as you would expect in any top of the range luxury villa. Including 32” HDLCDTV’s, HDDVR Satellite receivers, DVD/Video recorders, CD players in both Family rooms, 19” HDLCDTV’s with Satellite receivers in both Master suites. Free Wireless High-speed Internet connection and all local telephone calls are also free!

It is on a Deep Water canal, with easy access to South Gulf Cove Nature reserve, Port Charlotte Harbor and then the Gulf of Mexico.

Vacation Rental Amenities:

There is a 30ft x 13ft Heated Pool with a separately heated Spa/Jacuzzi that seats 8. The rear of this villa faces south and has the Sun all day. The covered Lanai is 30ft x 10ft and the Sun Deck is over 30ft. The whole rear of this villa is fully caged and is not over looked.

All doors and windows that lead to the Pool area have an independent Alarm system, to warn you if the kids try and get to the pool without your knowledge? There is a 50ft x 6ft Private Dock. Great fishing can be had from this dock and the fun of then seeing how good Dad actually is in cooking it on the villa BBQ/Gas Grill?

We supply Free of Charge for your use, a full range of fresh and salt water fishing rods and equipment. You just need to buy bait.

Boat Hire: We have an arrangement with a local boat yard, which has a fleet of 10 boats of all sizes. We can sort out your hire before you arrive at very good discounted rates.

The villa is fully equipped, including all linen, crockery and towels, even beach towels and toys. Just bring food, drink and yourselves. We have a local Management Company who live locally, to assist you anytime 24/7.

Activities and Attractions:

The villa is very close to 8 wonderful 'sugar sand' beaches all within a 20 minute drive, with some of the best shelling and shark tooth collecting to be had on the whole South Gulf Coast. There are 10 Golf courses within a 30 minutes drive, including a floodlit, 24 hour course just 6 miles away. There are over 70 courses within a radius of 25 miles of the villa.

All courses welcome children over 8, and hire out all equipment needed. From our dock, the beautiful Gulf Cove nature reserve is just 15 minutes sailing time away, via which, Port Charlotte sound is 20 minutes, and then, it’s out into the Gulf of Mexico.

There is great fresh and salt water fishing to be had in all areas. Port Charlotte for all department stores is only 15 miles away, with a large Publix supermarket and two petrol stations just 3 miles away. We list in our villa manual over 20 great local restaurants; there are all sorts of 'take-outs' locally, but why not cook your own 'catch of the day' on the villa BBQ/Gas Grill?

Vacation Rental Rates:

This large south facing 4/5 bedroom-3 Bathroom Villa rents from $960 in the Low Season to $1600 in the Peak Season for groups up to 8 people per week.

Extra guests (max 3) are charged at $15.00 per day each.

There is a one-off Cleaning charge of $150 per stay.

All rates are plus Florida Sales & Tourist Taxes @ 12%.

Discounts:

Numbers of 4 or less get a 5% discount for low energy usage.

Bookings of 3 weeks get a 5% discount. 4-7 weeks less 10%. 8-11 weeks less 15% and 12 or more weeks less 20%.

There are no other extras except:

Pool & Spa/Jacuzzi Heaters: To heat the Pool up to 84F (not normally required in the summer) and the Spa/Jacuzzi up to 104F, we charge $200 per week, plus Taxes.

BBQ/Gas Grill If you wish to use the villa Grill, we charge $75 per week, plus tax. This includes it's cleaning at the end of your stay and one full bottle of Gas.

Cots & Cribs: If you require these, we charge $75 per week, plus tax. This includes all bedding.

High Chairs can be hired for $45 per week.

All local phone calls are free. There is also free use of our Wireless, Highspeed Broadband connection.

Recent Guest comment:

Hi Barry 19/05/11

We had a wonderful time, I cannot say enough wonderful things about your villa and the area, it was magnificent. We had a fantastic holiday there.

The villa is beautiful, my husband and I had the main master suite and it was amazing.

The bathroom was the biggest I’ve ever been in and we had a steady stream of visitors for a dip in the tub!

Your resident gator made a visit most days, we were thrilled to bits and got some fantastic pictures of it, think he enjoyed his rather nervous audience.

And thank you so much for the discount off our next booking, we will be back next year to use it!

If you would like to use anything I’ve said as a testimonial for your websites, please feel free.

Once again, thank you. Liegh UK.

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Hello holiday seekers, thank you for viewing our villa.

Linda and I are from Oxfordshire, England. We have been coming to Florida, with our children since the early 80's. It was then, when the kids were small that we discovered and fell in love with Florida's Gulf Coast with it's beautifully clean 'sugar sand' beaches. The clear, clean, safe, warm gulf waters and all the wonderful wildlife that is all around you to marvel at and enjoy. All this and only a few hours from Disney of the Everglades.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2006

When we retired, we wanted our holiday home to be in this un spoilt part of the South West Gulf Coast. Which, unlike most of the Florida coast line, it is not built up. It still retains that 'old world charm' that Florida had and is now mainly lost in places like Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples. Come and see for yourselves!

Being within the South Gulf Cove Nature Reserve, you are privileged to see Florida's wonderful wildlife all around you. I have sat on the lanai and seen a Sea Eagle fly down and pick a fish out of the water just 30 feet in front of me. We have a 5 foot Gator, who regally visits our canal and will lay on the surface, he never comes close, just watching you fish from the dock. We have hired kayaks and spent hours sailing around the reserve, fishing, crabbing and bird spotting. This is the REAL Florida. There is not a lot left so we feel very lucky to own part of it!

19 Reviews of Property 233856 in South Gulf Cove, Florida

5 Star Water Front Luxury, Villa Heron View in South Gulf Cove
average rating of 4.5 based on 19 reviews
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Big family-multiple generations

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Hi Barry,
Thank you for returning our deposit. I also wanted to share what a wonderful time we had at the Villa. Our party included multiple generations and the home offered space to share as well as privacy. We visited the area beaches shown in the villa manual. As the weather was little cool, thankfully, we had the pool and the hot tub and that's where we spent the majority of our time. We appreciated you arranging the pool heat at the last minute; it made a difference in our stay. We look forward to coming back another time. Thanks again, Ana Asilis 28/01/13 (email address withheld)
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Best of the bunch!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Hi Barry,
Thank you for the use of your lovely villa. We've stayed in quite a number of different villas over the past 10 years and would rate your villa as one of the best. We had a holiday. Best Regards, Gordon & Eleanor. 21/08/12 (email address withheld)
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PGA Golf Pro.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Hi Barry, The villa was everything and more, we had a wonderful time at the villa and in the surrounding area of Port Charlotte as it is so nice.
Finding the villa was very easy from Tampa. The Golf courses where fantastic, even in better conditions than those in Orlando, and that takes some doing.
The villa was very comfortable and clean and the guys loved the pool and the dock, they were fishing every night after golf. We left the villa early so as to have a day in Clearwater before our flight home.
Many thank’s again Barry we all had a great time.
Best regards, Terry. P.G.A. 08/05/12 (email address withheld)
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the villa is better to see than the pictures

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Hello Barry, Just want to let you know the villa was very beautiful. We all had a great time. There is plenty of room for a large family or 2 families.Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. Michelle from Indiana
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 1/1
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5 Star Water Front Luxury, Villa Heron View in South Gulf Cove
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+44 07964 412065
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Our resident gator

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
Hi Barry,
We had a wonderful time, I cannot say enough wonderful things about your villa and the area, and it was magnificent. We had a fantastic holiday there.
The villa is beautiful, my husband and I had the main master suite and it was amazing.
The bathroom was the biggest I’ve ever been in and we had a steady stream of visitors for a dip in the tub!
Your resident gator made a visit most days, we were thrilled to bits and got some fantastic pictures of it, think he enjoyed his rather nervous audience.
And thank you so much for the discount off our next booking, we will be back next year to use it!
If you would like to use anything I’ve said as a testimonial for your websites, please feel free. Once again, thank you. Liegh UK.
business
5 Star Water Front Luxury, Villa Heron View in South Gulf Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233856vb
+44 07964 412065
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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I gave rave reviews to my family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
Hello Barry,
We just got home late last night from our stay in your place. We absolutely loved your place and we had a wonderful week. We loved the natural setting and made a trip to the dock every morning. The beautiful pool was a big hit too. It is so quiet which was just what we wanted. I gave rave reviews to my family while we were there and I know they have already booked for next year. We will also be back next year but want the 6 bedroom next time as more family members will be joining us! Thanks for everything. Cheers, Tara. Canada
Helpful votes: 1/1
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5 Star Water Front Luxury, Villa Heron View in South Gulf Cove
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233856vb
+44 07964 412065
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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.."nicest home we’ve rented"..

.."nicest home we’ve rented"..
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
Barry, Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our vacation in your wonderful property – it was a bit more remote than we anticipated, but the house is beautiful and the setting very serene. This is one of the nicest homes we’ve rented and will consider it again when returning to the Port Charlotte area. Best Regards, Gary. Kalamazoo, MI.
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5 Star Water Front Luxury, Villa Heron View in South Gulf Cove
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+44 07964 412065
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Fishing & Sailing

Fishing & Sailing
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
Barry
Our family had a great time at your place. The manual was great in terms of suggestions of things to do. My wife got out for a fishing adventure for the day. We took everyone out for a kayak trip through the mangroves. My son (14) and I are both avid wind surfers went up to Sarasota for the day and sailed at bird key park. Was real nice to come back to the hot tub and pool. Weather was great for that time of year, however having a hot pool and a steamy spa was the best way to end the day.
Anyway thank's for everything. You helped to create great memories.
Chuck & Sheila. (19-26 Dec 2010) Onterio Canada.
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5 Star Water Front Luxury, Villa Heron View in South Gulf Cove
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+44 07964 412065
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Returning Guest

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
Hi Barry,
Please note this quote we have sent to your Web Site! "We have stayed at many houses, in almost every area in Florida, but we have never enjoyed a house, or should I say home, that can match the standard of Heron View. The view is unsurpassable, the solitude a needed blessing after TOO many "park days." You will not be disappointed if you want the weather of choice, the pool you wish for, the view you envy, and the privacy you deserve." End quote! Possibly a bit OTT, but it's your house... You know what I mean... Feel free to use this quote, and please feel free to use me as a character/home reference. Looking forward to staying again next year. (NOW BOOKED FOR AUGUST)
All the best, Andy from the UK (17/11/10)
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5 Star Water Front Luxury, Villa Heron View in South Gulf Cove
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+44 07964 412065
South Gulf Cove Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
Hello Barry,
Thank you for the return of the $500 deposit.
We would like to thank you for the use of your beautiful villa. It was everything we had hoped for and was a great place for all of our family to stay together and celebrate our 40th anniversary. We enjoyed the pool immensely, the near-by beaches and the close proximity to the grocery store and other shopping. We have many wonderful memories.
When we return to Florida we would certainly check to see if your home is available and would appreciate the 10% discount you offer for us returning.
Thank you again,
Brian. USA April 2010.
Helpful votes: 1/1