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5* Water Front Luxury, Villa Pelican Dock in South Gulf Cove.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Gulf Cove Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

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 just north of Boca Grande.

This Six Bedrooms, inc Two Master Suites, with King size beds; both have double French doors to Lanai and Pool area and HDTVs. Two double queen size bedrooms and two twin bedded rooms. Also, in the Great room is a fold-out queen double. We can provide cots or cribs to both Master Suites, so can sleep up to 16 people.

Has 4 Bathrooms.

On all doors and windows, this villa has a full security alarm system that is linked to a central station, with panic buttons for Police, Fire and Ambulance service.

Very large kitchen, dining area seating 8 and a breakfast bar that can seat 4 more people. The laundry room leads onto the double garage.

Superbly furnished and equipped throughout, including a 42-inch HDLCD TV with HDDVR satellite system, DVD and CD players. We provide books, talking CD books and music CDs. Fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans in every room. It is on a beautiful deep water canal that has quick and easy access to the South Gulf Cove nature reserve, Port Charlotte Harbor and then the Gulf of Mexico.

AMENITIES

Heated Pool,30x13ft, with a separately heated Spa/Hot Tub. South facing has the Sun all day. Fully caged not overlooked on any side. 35x10ft covered Lanai and a 30x10ft Sun Deck

All doors and windows that lead to the Pool area have an independent safety alarm system, to warn you if the kids try and get to the pool without your knowledge.

There is a 9klb boat lift with 50ft private dock. Great fishing from this dock and then cooking on the villa Grill.

Boat Hire:

We can arrange this for you via local yards, at very good discounted rates before you arrive.

Including is required all linens, crockery and towels, even beach towels and toys. Just bring food, drink and yourselves.

We have a local Management Company who live close, to assist you anytime.

ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

Within a 20 min drive are 8 wonderful 'sugar sand' beaches, with some of the best shelling and shark tooth collecting to be had on the whole South Gulf Coast.

There are 10 wonderful Golf courses within 30 minutes drive, including 4 championship courses and a floodlit, 24 hour course just 6 miles away. All courses welcome children over 8, and hire out any equipment needed.

From our dock, the beautiful Gulf Cove nature reserve is just 5 minutes sailing time away, via which, Port Charlotte sound is only 20 minutes, then out to the Gulf.

We provide FOC a full range of fresh and salt water fishing gear as there is great fishing to be had in all areas, including our dock.

Port Charlotte for all your department stores needs is only 15 miles away, with a large Publix supermarket and two petrol stations just 3 miles away.

Our villa manuals list over 20 great local restaurants, and all sorts of 'take-outs' locally, but why not cook your own 'catch of the day' on the villa BBQ/Gas Grill and see if he really is as good as he says???

VACATION RENTAL RATES

This large, South facing, Six Bedroom, Four Bathroom Villa rents between $1200 and $2200 per week for groups up to 12 people.

Extra guests (up to 4 people) are charged at $25.00 per day each.

The cleaning charge of up to 6 people is $180, 7-12 $200, 13/14 $220 and for 15/16 $250.

Plus Florida Sales & Tourist Taxes @ 12%

Discounts:

Groups of 6 & under get a 5% discount for using less power & water.

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

There are no extras except:

Pool & Spa/Hot Tub Heaters: To heat the Pool up to 84f (not normally needed in the summer) and the Spa/Hot Tub up to 104f, we charge $200 per week plus tax.

BBQ/Gas Grill: Should you wish to use the villa Grill, we charge $75.00 per week plus tax. This includes its cleaning at the end of your stay and one full bottle of Gas.

Cots & Cribs: If you require these, we charge $75.00 per week plus tax. This includes all bedding.

Free use of our Highspeed 'Wireless' Internet connection. All local telephone calls and internet connection calls are also Free!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

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 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. Linda & Barry.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2006

Why The Owner chose Port Charlotte

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!

What makes this villa unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Barry, Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much my family and I enjoyed our stay at your Villa! We came away with many wonderful memories that will be with us all for a very long time. The house size was more than we expected and very comfortable. The location was great, so beautiful. We hope to be able to come again in another year or two. Thanks for everything! Regards from Linda & Lou. England.
Feb 2015
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)
5* Water Front Luxury, Villa Pelican Dock in South Gulf Cove.
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 36 reviews
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Overall the house accomodated our needs buts needs updating

  • 3 of 5

We've rented many homes in the past and this one accommodated our needs with the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The bedrooms were a good size, 2 masters are ensuites with bathrooms, though the 2nd master bathroom was much much smaller. The 6th bedroom had a day bed so it is best suited for a child vs adult. The 4th bathroom is outside in the pool area so the remaining 4 bedrooms are sharing 1 bathroom inside the house.

The pool alarm was a bit annoying as mentioned in the other review. While I understand the security feature, it was a bit of a nuisance to have only x amount of seconds to come in and out of the door leading to the pool. The pool liner paint was flaking off which led to paint chips inside the water. The pool screen needs to be replaced as there were small tears in it.

I asked if we can check in earlier since the house was empty the day before and was told that it would be extra for electricity. At the end, we were granted early access when it was only an hour earlier. Check in is at 5pm vs 4pm Most homes are 4pm so make sure you check on your arrival time.

Garbage was piled in the driveway and it wasnt pick up till 2 days later. It was an eyesore when we pulled up to the house.

The house accommodated our needs but needs some improvements.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cedarburg, WI
5

Wonderful home-peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

We loved the spacious home, fantastic view, and wonderful pool!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fun Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for four couples! We each had our own bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen was well stocked and the table and bar was plenty of seating for eating. We all enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi and we cooked out on the grill several times. We spent a lot of time on the beautiful chairs and lounges on the patio. We all played golf and there were lots of golf courses nearby. Very quiet neighborhood and a great view looking out on the water. Would rent this house again!! Thanks Barry

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Has lots of beds and bedrooms to spread out our golf group as difficult to find a house with a number of beds. The houses are spread out so did not have to worry as much about disturbing the neighbors while relaxing in a hot tub before bed. We have rented the last 2 years and plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Putney Vermont
1

bad management

  • 1 of 5

From the moment we arrived you could tell what kind of "host" we were dealing with. Firstly, we were never met at the rental for instructions on alarms (there are 2) pool, hot tub, tv set up etc. Having rented many houses for our family vacations this is the first time we were left to hunt for and figure out things on our own. There were however not one but two rule books as well as wall postings all over the house indicating "fines" for various infractions. Right from the start you feel more like a delinquent at a reform school than a welcomed guest that has paid high dollar to enjoy a property.

Be prepared to pay extra for literally everything including the GRILL! $84 and the rock hard cots $84 a piece!. The house has literally nothing (not even salt and pepper) or dish soap so you will spend a lot on supplies and leave them behind as you cant bring them home (a locked closet we assumed contains the goods left by previous guests) We ended up paying almost double with all the extras and still had a pool that was cold most of the time (even though we paid $200 extra for heat) an alarm system that kept going off and cots that were so hard that prisoners would not sleep on them. As expected we have already been accused of tampering with pool heat and alarm and told we will not be getting our deposit back. Not sure who wrote the glowing reviews on this site but you did not do us any favors. Stay away from this one

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very disappointed to learn this group now say, they did not enjoy their stay, especially, as I met them the day they left and they said they had, had a wonderful time! So, to read these comments is a surprise! They are clearly upset because they now understand they are to be charged for the damage they caused during their stay. 1) They removed the panel to the pool alarm and disconnected the system, even though they had 5 children under 8, clearly they were not worried about their safety. This is against Florida law and a breach of their agreement. The repair bill is over $80. 2) They broke into the Pool & Spa temperature control box and increased the heat settings. The repairs to the box is $65. 3) They asked when they booked how much the hire of the Gas Grill was, they decided against having it, but when staying they used it, so we have taken the hire charge which covers it's cleaning and the replacement gas used. 4) They said 'never met at the rental for instructions on alarms' then they also say 'There were however not one but two rule books as well as wall postings all over the house'. So, it's clear we did provide ample instructions. Our local agent is available 24/7 for emergencies, but they waited 3 days and then phoned on Presidents day and expected someone to come out and show them how things worked. As a long time property owner, with several properties, of over 12 years with VRBO, HomeAway. com, HomeAway.co.uk, VacationRentals and OwnersDirect, I would hope all the other reviews posted on our web pages show a clearer and a more accurate picture!
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Bloomington Ind
4

Ayres Family

  • 4 of 5

The place was wonderful the pool and hot tub was great had alittle trouble with heat in it but was fixed fast .The experience we had was amazing lots of room for the 14 of us.It was a great time for all of us.Thank You

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Englewood
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

This large, luxurious villa is on the beautiful Cape Haze peninsular. On the South West Gulf Coast, between Venice, Cape Coral and Sanibel Island. It is only 40 miles north of Fort Myers and SWF International airport. It lies within the South Gulf Cove Nature Reserve. Just 15 miles south west of Port Charlotte city. 10 miles south east of Englewood and 8 miles north of Boca Grande. I-75 north or south is a 20 minutes drive away. Full driving directions from all Florida airports will be provided by us.

South Gulf Cove is mainly a rural community. Most homes like ours, are on Deep water as this area is very close to the access for Port Charlotte Harbour, Myakka and Peace Rivers and the Gulf of Mexico.

Enjoy all types of fresh and salt water fishing, sailing/boating and the wonderful wildlife. But best of all, this area is known for it's beautiful Sugar sand beaches, it's warm, clean, clear and safe waters and the interesting and gorgeous shells and sharks teeth that can be found along this beautiful coast.

Golf: There are 8 great Golf courses, all within a 30 minutes drive, 70 within a 20 mile radius! They include a floodlit, 24 hour course just 6 miles away. All courses welcome children over 8, and hire out all equipment.

All local information on Golf courses, beaches, restaurants, shops etc., are listed in our villa manual.

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Rates & Availability

South Gulf Cove Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn/Fall Special
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
$360
From
$570
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$470
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Snow Bird
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$335
From
$535
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
Jan 21 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$360
From
$570
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$335
From
$535
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$299
From
$479
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$364
From
$364
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn/Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$299
From
$479
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$360
From
$570
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$299
From
$479
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee from $180 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

FIXED CLEANING CHARGE:
Groups 1 - 6 people $180 per stay, 7- 12 $200, 13 - 14 $220, up to 16 (Max) $250.

Pool & Spa/Jazuzzi heaters charged at $200 per week
BBQ/Gas Grill hire charged at $75 per week

DISCOUNTS:
GROUPS OF 6 OR LESS GET AN EXTRA 10% DISCOUNT (EXCLUDING SALE OR DISCOUNTED RATES)
Staying 3 weeks, you get an extra 5% discount.
4-7 weeks 10% , 8-11 weeks 15% and over 12 weeks a 20% discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

South Gulf Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , This is in the great room
  • King size beds (2) Both Master suites have US size King Doubles, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) We can supply Baby Cribs and fold out cots for infants for a small charge of $75 per week plus tax.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All THE PHOTO'S TAKEN IN DECEMBER 2015 Pool & Spa: The Heated Pool is 30ft x 13ft, 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 35ft x 10ft and the Sun Deck is 30ft x 10ft. The whole rear of this villa is fully caged and is not over looked on any side. Pool Alarm: All doors and windows that lead to the Pool area have an independent safety alarm system, to warn you if the kids try and get to the pool without your knowledge? Boating: There is a 9000lb Boat lift with 50ft of Private Dock. Great fishing from this dock and then cooking on the villa Grill? Boat Hire: We have an arrangement with a local boat yard, which has a large fleet of boats of all sizes. We can arrange your hire at very good discounted rates before you arrive. The villa is fully equipped, including all linen, crockery and towels, even beach towels and toys. Just bring food, drink and yourselves. Our local people are on hand 24/7

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