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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,112 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Three-bedrooms Plus Den, Three Baths, Relaxation At Its Finest!

SUMMER AND FALL SPECIALS!! For any open times on our calendar between now and 11/18/17, we will offer a 10% reduction in our published rates. Fall is a great time to visit the Gulf Coast!!

We built an awesome home in a fantastic setting and we want to share it with you. Upon your arrival, you'll know that you're in for a treat. A brick paver driveway and walkway lead to an inviting glass double door. Upon entering that door, the welcoming entryway opens up to the spacious great room and its soaring coffered ceiling. The great room is also open to a spectacular kitchen and dining area. You'll enjoy the view of the fully screened brick paver lanai, heated pool, and spa. Zero corner sliders in the great room and dining room disappear to completely open the living area up to the lanai. This sensational feature allows for the perfect blending of outdoor and indoor living. The beautiful pool is 13x26 and includes a sunshelf that is ideal for sunning and for the little ones. The home offers three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, plus a den with a queen-sized sofa sleeper. With tasteful 18x18 tile floors extending throughout the home, exquisite granite countertops in the kitchen, all bathrooms, and even the laundry room, the zero corner sliders, three beautiful coffered ceilings, and the saltwater pool and spa, this is the ideal Florida lifestyle experience!

The house is beautiful!

The home is set on a southern exposure lot so you'll get plenty of that famous Florida sun. We recently added an 8 by 16 foot dock so you can secure your boat or enjoy fishing right out the back door! The canal we're on is a short boat ride away from the river and Charlotte Harbor, which leads directly into the Gulf of Mexico.

More Details

Owner
Ken Tharp
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Ken Tharp

We've both been Midwesterners our whole lives, but we've loved the chances we've had to travel. Florida has always been a favorite destination.

Kristen has worked in libraries for many years, and is currently employed in the library of our city's medical school. Ken owns and operates a real estate service business that helps investors minimize tax liabilities.

We discovered when our kids were very little that we really enjoyed Florida. We have traveled to several locations in the state over the years, but we truly love the Gulf Coast. If you haven't been to the Ft. Myers/Sarasota area before, you're in for a treat. And if you have been here in the past, you know what we mean!

Ken Tharp purchased this villa in 2013

Why Ken Tharp chose Port Charlotte

A few years ago, we set our minds to acquiring a home in Florida that we could not only enjoy ourselves, but allow others to enjoy, too. We've been fortunate enough to make that happen! When we found Port Charlotte and South Gulf Cove, we knew we had found where we wanted to be. The combination of close proximity to beaches, golf, and fishing opportunities with the seclusion of a quiet residential area is unbeatable.

What makes this villa unique

When we come to Florida, our primary goal is to enjoy the sunshine and the beaches. Finding a home with a rear southern exposure was very important to us so we could maximize the impact of the sun on the lanai and pool. Creating a Florida experience within that home was our objective. You'll love what we've put together!

Map

Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
"A wide variety of botanical beauty. A little less than an hour away in south Sarasota."
South Beach Bar & Grille
"Fantastic beach, with lots of shops nearby to explore. "
Fishermen's Village
"Fun place to visit, with lots of restaurants and shops. Beautiful views across Charlotte Har..."
Mama's Italian Restaurant
"Great food!"
The Perfect Caper
"Outstanding dining experience. "
Englewood Beach
"Beautiful beaches in Englewood with lots of great shelling."
Siesta Key Beach
"Unbelievable powdery white sand beach. Gorgeous!"
Villa Capri
"Upscale dining with delicious Italian fare."
Car: necessary

Some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere are within a 30 minute drive. Shelling, swimming, sunning, and shark tooth collecting are all fun and relaxing.

If you're a golfer, you will find many fantastic courses, also within 30 minutes. Four championship courses are nearby, and there's one that offers 24-hour tee times using floodlights! They all rent equipment and players of all ages are welcome.

For fishermen, you can indulge your passion right in the backyard, rent a boat for more serious sessions, or go on one of the many area daily charters.

Restaurants abound, and several great alternatives are nearby. We'll be happy to give you our recommendations, and there's a list of some of our favorites in the house.

For the shopper, Port Charlotte has all of the recognized name stores, plus local specialty shops. Nearby Punta Gorda is another source for great shopping alternatives. A large Publix grocery store (great key lime pie!) is five minutes away, as are gasoline stations and other shopping.

Amenities

South Gulf Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2112 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Two vanities, granite counters, beautiful tile, huge shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Another walk-in shower. Beautiful throughout.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath 3 has a tiled tub/shower for those who prefer a bath.
  • The bathrooms all have gorgeous granite countertops with undermount sinks. Tubs, showers, and lavatories all have upgraded, polished nickel Delta faucets and valves. The tile work is outstanding throughout. The master bathroom walk-through shower is stunning.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Beautiful bedroom with sliders directly onto lanai.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , BR 2 has sliders to directly access the lanai, too.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , BR 3 has its own private bathroom.
    Den - 1 queen , The den has a sofa sleeper with a queen mattress.
  • The bedrooms are set up with the master bedroom on the right side of the home and the other two bedrooms on the left side. The two bedrooms on the left side are separated by one of the three bathrooms. The master has a king-sized bed. BR2 and BR3 have queen-sized beds. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The den at the front of the home has a full-sized closet and a queen-sized sleeper sofa, so it functions as a full-fledged 4th bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews
5

Beautiful Home has it all!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and five children just returned from our stay at Hibiscus Chateau and words cannot do this home justice. The canal provides a beautiful backdrop while swimming in the pool or cooking in the spacious well equipped kitchen. The home is big, yet cozy and inviting. Everything was clean and well taken care off. We enjoyed the outside tv, pool and hot tub (gorgeous patio and pool). My family already wants to book this home again for next summer and we just returned home. Ken was very thorough with all instructions and was accessible for any questions I may have had. This home is a can't miss for any vacation. Hopefully we will be back. Thanks again Ken and Kris

-Brett F. and family

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brett, thanks so much for the great review. We try to do everything we can to create the "home away from home" that works for our guests. We're glad you liked it and we would love to see a return trip--you're welcome anytime!! Thanks again, Ken
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wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our vacation at Hibiscus Chateau. The home is breath taking, when you walk in the feel is relaxing. As Mr. Tharp explained in his emails the home is furnished beyond your expectations. The pictures of the home inside and out are exactly the same. Beautiful sunset, bedding is extremely comfortable and fully equipped kitchen with all up to date cook ware. No need to leave except to purchase food at Publix, very convenient. Lots of pool accessories, great fun. Thank you again. We would definitely recommend this home, see you in the future.

Deanna and Bob Queen

July, 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed your time at Hibiscus Chateau, and we appreciate your observations of the many things we've tried to provide to make our guests' vacations enjoyable. We do hope you'll return in the future and you are welcome any time! Thank you again! Ken and Kristen
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Great Stay at Hibiscus Chateau

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property and everything was clean and tidy when we arrived. We were pleased to see the addition of a keurig since our last stay. Since we also have two young children the pack and play and high chair came in handy. We had a few issues but Ken was helpful in assisting us to resolved them. We have already rebooked for next year!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. The Keurig, pack and Play, and high chair are great examples of how we try to have everything in the home that the average vacationer would want. And we're thrilled that you've already booked for next year! Thanks so much!!
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Home away for home

  • 5 of 5

We had another great stay at Hibiscus Chateau. This is our third stay at the home, and we are starting to consider it our home away from home. As usual, the weather was awesome, which allowed us to enjoy the pool and lanai area every day. We will definitely will be back next year.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so great to have had you back again, and to hear the great comments you made about the home. You guys are welcome back anytime and as often as you like! Thanks so much!!
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5

Beautiful and relaxing home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is just perfect. From the layout, to the decor to the amenities! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every second of our stay here. Owners were very accommodating and responsive to any questions we had. Thank you Ken and Kris! We hope to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please come back if you make another trip to the area. We'd love to have you!!
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Fantastic Home! Relaxing atmosphere. Great home owners.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! When we arrived at the home we were very impressed. The home was clean, decorated beautifully and even better then the photos portrayed online. The home had ample space to get around in which was ideal because we had a family member in a wheelchair. Another bonus for us was that this home had 2 roll in showers (again great for someone in a wheelchair). This home was not listed "wheelchair accessible" but after seeing photos and talking with Ken we were confident that the little step at the front of the house was more then manageable. Ken + Kris thought of absolutely EVERYTHING when it comes to this house. It was well equipped and there were instructions left to operate things such as the pool + spa heater. Everything was so well planned on the home owners part. Not having to contact them and ask questions during our 2 week stay really made our trip relaxing and enjoyable. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the pool + spa heater were left for the guest to operate. We have noticed that with other rentals this isn't the case which is very disappointing. The area was quiet, which we liked, and the home had nice privacy. We were lucky enough to see the alligator in the canal twice which was very exciting for us! The home owners Ken + Kris were wonderful to deal with. I would book with them again in a heartbeat. Great response time and well organized. I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for the great review. While there is the one step, the home really does work well for someone in a wheelchair. We're glad it fit your needs. If you ever want to come back, please let us know. We'd love to have you!!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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