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5 Star Water Front Luxury, Villa Heron View in South Gulf Cove

South Gulf Cove, Port Charlotte, FL, USA
  • Villa3800 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps a maximum of 10 adults + 2 children)

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 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 it can sleep up to 12 people.

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

There are three Bathrooms, one each in the en-suites and one family bathroom.

There is a large, fully equipped Kitchen with a table and chairs, plus, high chairs to seat 8 people. The Dining table also seats 8.

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 players in both Family rooms, 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?




Member Since 2003
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About 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, 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.

Owner purchased this Villa in 2006

Why 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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        1 sleep sofa /futon, I fold out Queen double
      • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Master Suites, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two Twin Bedded Rooms, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two Family Rooms, So the You and Kids Can Do Your Own Thing. One Can Convert, If Needed to a Queen Double Bedroom. We can also provide 2 fold guest beds and a full size baby crib if needed.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Waterfront
            We back onto One of South Gulf Cove's Canel's that lead to the SGC Nature Reserve. This has Wonderful Wildlife Beautiful Scenery. Great for Boating and Fishing. Then, out into Port Charlotte and the Gulf of Mexico.


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                    Fully Air-Conditioned/Heated with Fans in Every Room.
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage
                    We Provide 6 Beach Chairs. Good Range of Air Beds, Air Animals and Pool/Beach Toys. We Also Provide FOC a Range of Fresh & Salt Water Fishing Gear.
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Linens Provided
                    All Linen is Provided, Even Beach Towels.
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                    Free Local Telephone Calls and Wireless Internet.
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                    Free Wireless Internet.


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator


                          • Dining Area


                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Both Family Rooms Have 32' HDTV's with HDDVR Satellite Record Receivers. DVD/Video Players and Music Systems. Good Range of Books, Talking Books and Games. Both Master Suites Have 19' HD TVs with Satellite Receivers.
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                              • VCR


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Lanai is 25ft x 10ft. Sun Deck is 25ft x 6ft. More Sunning Space Around Pool. the Whole South Facing Back Area is Private and Not Overlooked on Any Side.
                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • wheelchair accessible

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                            Spa Can Be Heated up to 104F. If you do not want the heaters on but would still like the Spa Air Blower working, we charge just $50 per week for this.
                                          • Private Pool
                                            Pool Can Be Heated up to 84F


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • surf fishing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • wind-surfing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                        10 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews


                                                        Steven S.New Rochelle, NY

                                                        I have rented vacation rentals for many years and this one was by far the worst. Where to begin? The home is on the market to be sold and is not being kept up. When we arrived we found the house very dusty. Due to allergies my wife had to clean. The chandeliers in the kitchen and dining room were filthy as well as all the ceiling fans. The pool deck looks like it has not been washed in months not to mention the spider webs all over the outside of the house. It is really in need of a power wash.

                                                        We went to set up the coffee pot and it was so filthy I would not even use it. I went and bought a new one. The bed pillows look like they are 10 years old. Disgustingly stained. Bought new ones. Unable to use the garage. There is no garage door opener and the door is very heavy. I injured my shoulder and was unable to life it. I guess this is what happens when the owner lives in Europe. The management company does a poor job. I have pictures of the coffee pot and pillows but there is no way to post them. Too bad. And don't forget the additional charges if you want to grill or use the jacuzzi. If I can find the way to post a picture I will. Would not recommend this rental.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        I have never commented on a review before, but this is so unfair I have no choice.

                                                        These comments after 7-5* stars and 2-4* Star reviews shows that you can't please everyone!

                                                        If anything they said was true, they should have phoned our agents, who live locally, and they would have called to check and correct any problems, they did not. They said they cleaned and when our people looked it was too late to see if their allegations were true of false?

                                                        He arrived with the shoulder injury, it did not happen during their stay, no one before has ever said the door was too heavy, it's a standard garage door.

                                                        We gave them a $50 refund, but did not accept their comments as fact, we believe they were just trying to get more money out of us!!


                                                        Up Town NY, USA

                                                        We absolutely loved the property and had a wonderful time. The villa has everything we needed. Plenty of room for our large family and the area is beautiful, close to shops and beaches. Barry is so easy to deal with. We will be back. Thanks again.

                                                        Big House with lots of extras

                                                        T.J. M.

                                                        We evacuated to Port Charlotte and Barry went above and beyond to make it an easy stay at a tough time!

                                                        Home has 4 large bedroom and two separate living areas, great house for a large group.

                                                        When renting here, keep in mind that the hot tub, and grill are not included, you will be spending an extra $250 for use of them.

                                                        Other than that we enjoyed our stay, the house was clean and had everything we needed.

                                                        Amazing vacation.

                                                        Savanna H.

                                                        Ww had such an amazing time on vacation. We never saw the aligator but the kids loved fishing and swimming. The house was perfect for us. And in a quiet town just mins away from a big town to have fun in. We would definitely stay here again.

                                                        Our blending vacation

                                                        Danielle R.

                                                        This rental home was exactly that, a home not just a house. Everything was clean and comfortable. Barry was very generous and easy to work with. This was our first vacation home rental experience and we will definitely be doing it again. The purpose of our trip was to blend our families and we all feel like one family. This was a PERFECT vacation!!

                                                        All I can say is WOW, GREAT, SUPER!!!!!!!

                                                        Mike Z.

                                                        Totally impossible to have had a better place or better experience. The house is very well maintained and would recommend anyone wanting the vacation of a lifetime to look at this property. Would do it again in a New York Minute. Thanks Barry and Linda


                                                        South Gulf Cove, Port Charlotte, FL, USA

                                                        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

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                        $0 - $25
                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        CLEANING CHARGE: Groups: $180 per stay for 1-8 people, 9-12 $200 per stay (Maximum occupation 10 Adults plus 2 children under 12 years of age) Pool & Spa/Jazuzzi heaters charged at $200 per week BBQ/Gas Grill hire charged at $75 per week DISCOUNTS: GROUPS OF 4 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% discount, 8-11 weeks 15% discount. And over 12 weeks get 20% off!

                                                        10 Reviews
                                                        Excellent 4.4/5
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