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

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Vacation Rental Description:


South Gulf Cove is on the Cape Haze peninsular east of the Rotonda and south of a line between Port Charlotte and Englewood, and North of Boca Grande. It is within the boundaries of the South Gulf Cove Nature reserve.

The Villa rear faces south onto a Deep Water canal, with easy access to the South Gulf Cove Nature reserve, Port Charlotte Harbor and then the Gulf of Mexico.


This Six Bedroom villa comes with two Master Suites, both with US 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.

There are four Bathrooms, one each in the en-suites, one family bathroom and one pool side.

The whole villa is fully Air-Conditioned with ceiling fans in every room for our wonderfully hot Florida weather and centrally heated for those odd cool nights that we sometimes get.

There is a large, fully equipped Kitchen, Breakfast Bar with 4 High Chairs. The Dining table seats 8 people.

There is a large fully equipped Laundry room and double garage.

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.

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?


This villa has a full Security Alarm System on all doors and windows that are linked to a central station, with panic buttons for Police, Fire and the Ambulance service.

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?

We have a local Management Company who live locally, to assist you for any emergency 24/7, and whose office hours (M-F) are 9-5 for any other questions or requests?


It is superbly furnished throughout, as you would expect in any top of the range luxury villa. It is fully equipped, including HDLCDTV’s, HDDVR Satellite receivers, DVD/Video recorders, CD player, HDLCDTV’s with Satellite receivers in both Master suites.

All linen, crockery and towels are included, even beach towels and toys. Just bring food, drink and yourselves.

Free Wireless High-speed Internet connection and all local telephone calls are also free!

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 a discounted rate.

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.

From our dock, the beautiful South Gulf Cove Nature reserve is just 15 minutes sailing time away, from which you can then exit into Port Charlotte sound and then, out into the Gulf of Mexico. There is wonderful fresh and salt water fishing to be had in all areas.

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.

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?


More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

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 South Gulf Cove

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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South Gulf Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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5* Water Front Luxury, Villa Pelican Dock in South Gulf Cove.
average rating of 4.45 based on 41 reviews

Nice Home

  • 3 of 5

We had 3 families together for a week with plenty of room. The house has a very nice lay out and we were able to dock our boat at the house with no problem.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to get away. It was a little bit of a drive to anything

  • 3 of 5

overall it was a great house to stay in, weather was perfect! The downside, when we checked in on a Saturday the maintenance office was closed. I left a message because the master bedrooms toilet had been plugged previous to our stay, and cold water continued to poor out of the hot tub jets. I really thought these were problems to be addressed over the weekend, but after leaving 3 messages the plumbers showed up at 1:00 on Monday and the lady was not helpful or concerned that the hot tub was cold. We did pay 200.00 to have it heated. The instructions in there 3 ring binder do not explain accurately how to use the controls. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful. We had a great time !

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house worked perfectly for our group of 10!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the pool and home.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Wakefield, England

Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic house! It had everything you could want and was lovely and clean and tidy. Good quality furnishings, crockery, cutlery, appliances and everything worked. Would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee 1-12 people $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

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

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund