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Charming Florida Cottage , on scenic creek, nestled under Oaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,824 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Small Den, Huge Dining Room, Huge Living Room, Sleeps6+

This old English Cottage is really a LARGE 3BEDROOM HOME, SLEEPS 6! Located in a charming small deed restricted community just 10 minutes from down town Punta Gorda. The setting on Shell Creek affords a view overlooking a huge environmentally protected area with spectacular wildlife and sunset scenes. There is a fishing/ boat dock right in your back yard and a community boat ramp just down the street. HOT TUB and BIKES ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR RENTAL It is the perfect hide away for the nature lover who seeks peace and quiet and who wants to relax and forget all the troubles of this world.

The charming, historical town of Punta Gorda is known for its Art Galleries, Gourmet Restaurants and scenic Parks. Spend some time in Fisherman's Village Marina with its cute shops and Seafood Restaurants overlooking the prestine Charlotte Harbor.

Grocery shops, Medical Facilities, Post Office and other important facilities are just short distance away.

The nearest Airport is the Fort Myers Int. airport .

Surrounding Attractions: Fishermen's Village Marina: Boat docks for large boats, cute shops, gourmet restaurants, live music, dance and fun.

Historical Town of Punta Gorda: Enjoy the great food served on the 'restaurant strip' on Marion Ave.

Play a game of Tennis in the Gilchrist Park, take a leisurely walking tour along the Charlotte Harbor waters edge.

View the amazing details of our historical homes and the rich splendour of our local art galleries.

There is also the Art Guild with shows of our local artists and classes to learn different painting techniques or photographic skills.

Off course your grocery shops/ banks and medical facilities are not far from the house.

It is just a short drive to reach the Interstate 75 and visit the nearby towns of Venice, Englewood, Sarasota and Fort Myers.

I promise you, you will not run out of things to do. Please, ask me for extra fliers, maps etc.

About the house : LARGE 3 BEDROOM HOME/ SLEEPS 6 PEOPLE. Charming older Country House in a 'deed restricted ' subdivision. Peaceful and quiet, small subdivision with its own boat ramp. Well kept homes, nice neighbors. This home is spacious with extra rooms besides the 2 bedrooms : it features a small den for your hobbies plus office space. The huge master bedroom features a 'Franklin Stove' and built in display and book shelfs. The Living / Dining room is light and cheerful. The many glass sliders offer a great views onto the garden and creek areas.The charming front patio with stone table and benches is facing the rising morning sun and makes a perfect spot to have your first cup of cafe...The huge 40' lanai at the rear features a Jacuzzi and offers plenty of space for relaxation and entertaining... the sunsets from here are extra special.... get away from it all and relax in this rare to find Florida environment....

About the Shell Creek: The Shell Creek is one of Charlotte County's best kept Secrets and at the same time a most desirable fishing ground for the few people who know about it. It's a fresh water creek which leads into the Peache River and from here into the Charlotte Harbor.... ( from here you can reach the Intra coastal and the Gulf of Mexico. ) Fishing is plentiful here ! It's also a Nature- and Bird watchers paradise. As far as your eyes can see across the Creek it's all environmentally protected land... Gorgeous sunsets to be watched from your huge lanai... the perfect place to fish, play and relax....

More Details

Christa Murch & Jack Falitico
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Christa Murch & Jack Falitico

I am a German Girl, immigrated in 1978 .

Now I am a proud US citizen !

I love the out doors, gardening, traveling, boating and animals.

I am a REALTOR since 1984 in Charlotte County.

I live in Port Charlotte in the same house since 1984 and love this area.

Christa Murch & Jack Falitico purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Christa Murch & Jack Falitico chose Punta Gorda

This property is for the out door lovers, bird watchers, Fishermen and women and for the boaters.

This charming old style Florida home offers a quiet and peaceful atmosphere to relax and re-charge !

Located on Shell Creek, overlooking hundreds of acres of environmental land from the back yard.

This home is only a few minutes away from the little historical town of Punta Gorda where you can visit local Gourmet Restaurants, Art Shops, Boutiques and scenic Parks and Marinas . Many events are planned throughout the year.

The home also allows for a quick access to Interstate 75 that connects to larger towns and cities on the West Coast like Ft. Myers, Naples, Sarasota, St,. Petersburg etc.

What makes this cottage unique

The unique setting of this home on Shell Creek offers peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. It is located in a small Deed Restricted Community called THREE RIVERS. Friendly neighbors will welcome you, it is a child friendly and pet friendly neighborhood where everybody will know your name.


Punta Gorda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1824 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The main bath room is divided into two parts: toilette and tub/ shower combo in one area, dressing room with large closet and sink in the other part. The second bath room is small but efficient with a tiled shower stall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , GUEST ROOM
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Stock bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The large 'Hot Tub' or AKA 'Jacuzzi' is located in the huge, 40' long screened porch/lanai. Rustic country style brick floor. Perfect for your entertaining pleasures as well as for relaxation to get away from it all. From here you can watch the wild life or enjoy the amazing sunsets the West coast is known for. In front of the house is a little patio with stone table and benches, perfect for your first cup of cafe' because it faces east and allows you to enjoy the first warm Florida sunrays of the day! Let me know, if you bring children, I will provide for little kiddie chairs and sleeping cots ad toys suitable for the age. The entire home is tiled. There is a single car garage . In the yard you will find a swing facing the romantic Shell Creek and also a table with chairs inside screened lanai. You can enjoy your gourmet grill dinner in the shade of the large oaks.


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Charming Florida Cottage , on scenic creek, nestled under Oaks
average rating of 3.8181818 based on 11 reviews

Great family getaway! Enjoyed fishing from the dock and the beautiful sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

House had everything we needed and plenty of room for our family of 4.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very dissappointed with the accomedations

  • 1 of 5

There were sewer flies in one bathroom, some of the dishes were not clean, the room with the only dbl bed had no door on the room, TV’s (2) were antiquated with bad reception.

The front door did not stay closed unless you locked it. Over all, it was not acceptable as a place to just relax and spend down time.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful, everything you need is right here.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dirty and Neglected

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here last year & loved it. This year was a totally different story! The house was very dirty when we arrived - clothing, food, water bottles, spilled liquid, toys etc. under the furniture; remnants of sticky candies on the floors, cabinets, drapes, tv, etc.; a hot tub with chunks of dirt in the bottom; and a shower with mold. The host refunded us the cleaning fee and basically told us we were on our own. I spent the next week cleaning - not what I wanted to do on our vacation. We then had to endure a parade of workmen in the house: a handyman who replaced toilets, blinds & florescent lights; electricians who were there on 2 different days to correct defects that caused the house to fail an insurance inspection; a/c repairman there because the a/c did not cool & had a bad smell; internet repairman because we were without internet for 4 days; and the plumber who came because the drains were backing up. He said the septic needed pumped out, but the host refused to listen to him. Throughout this whole time, the host, who had been so nice last year, was rude, nasty and insulting, telling us she could get more money for the place than what she charged us. She kept telling us to get out. We finally left 2 weeks early for our emotional health.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I could go on and on about how wonderful my stay was but to put it in simple terms my experience was Pleasant. I only wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Can we do it again ?

  • 5 of 5

I have never felt more at ease and comfortable. Very homey and wonderful views of the water. Rejuvenation being with nature.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Myers Int., Sarasota and Punta Gorda
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tally's Pub PG, Deans PG, Jacks PG
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Ferry to Gasparilla Island ,Ester St. Placida
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
We have 11 Golf courses in Charlotte County
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 75, Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
PeaceRiver Seafood, BBQ, Pizza, Tai Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Englewood , Boca Grande , Port Charlotte
Car: necessary

This charming country house is located just 10 Minutes east of the historical down town of Punta Gorda. Off Hwy 17 it is in close proximity to shopping, restaurants and medical services, but secluded, peaceful and quiet. From here you can reach the Interstate 75 within Minutes in order to reach the nearest larger towns such as Fort Myers and Sarasota, both about 1/2 hour drive. Go further East on Hwy 17 and you find the charming old town of Arcadia, a paradise for Antique Hunters and Rodeo Lovers. You can fish from your own dock in your backyard, take an eco tour or canoe trip or even bring your own boat, there is a boat ramp within this subdivision. Rental boats are also available near by and you can go on a day boat trip to nearby islands or on a Deep Sea Fishing tour with a tour company out of Fisherman's village. There is dance and live music at times in different places. In short: You and your family can find all sorts of things to do in order to have fun on your vacation.


Golf: 15 Golf Clubs in Chalotte County area, within 15 minutes to 45 minutes drive.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change.
Rent by the week, by the month or long term over 6 months. ( no tax required for long term )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund