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Ken Tharp

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Gulf Cove Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

Due to an unfortunate cancellation, CHRISTMAS WEEK 2016 is open!!! Please contact us immediately if you are interested!!

We have 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 and brand new.

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ken Tharp (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)
Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful !!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying here the house is amazing and equipped with everything from bikes to beach accessories , and so much more !! And so close to all the beaches !!! The lani and pool and jacuzzi was amazing and sunset is beautiful there !!! We cannot wait to come back to stay here again !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A stunning modern family home with everything you need in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail to this beautiful property was amazing. You walk into a large open spaced family home with the whole house overlooking the beautiful pool and canal. The decor was stunning with gorgeous homely features as well as photos of local areas.

I loved the spacious kitchen, which had everything needed. The owners allow the use of chairs and parasols to take to the beach as well as toys for the pool. The bedrooms were all very spacious with ample of storage and the bathrooms were all clean and again spacious.

A well stocked supermarket is a 10 minute drive away as well as many other amenities.

There are many things to do in this lovely area. We managed 3 different beaches, a shopping day and 2 boat trips during our week stay! Boca Grande is not to be missed. The highlight being our day out on a boat that we hired and took over to Cabbage Key and on our return we had Dolphins swim right up to the boat with us. Not a sight we have in the UK!

We had a very comfortable week here all made extremely easy by Ken the owner who was always quick to respond to any questions we had on the house prior to our arrival and also whilst we there with advice on the local area. Ken was also quick to acknowledge receipt of payments and at forwarding details of the house before our arrival.

I would absolutely recommend a stay at Chateau Hibiscus to explore this spectacular area of Florida.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Hibiscus Chateau is a great home away from home! It is clean, smells nice and comfortable. The home also provides great access to open water. We rented a boat for the week and can't say enough about how much we enjoyed it. We fished within the Cove canals along the Mangroves. We also visited some beaches, took the kids tubing all around the area, explored Peace River and fished in the open water. We feel fortunate to have found such a perfect place to do something we love. Ken is an incredible host. He was extremely attentive to insure that we had everything we needed. We will be back. Thank You!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had such a great time and found so many things to do. Your review points out some of the various activities that our guests find time to enjoy while at our home, and we thank you for the kind words about the house, too. Please come back anytime--we'd love to have you again!!!!
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Summertime delight

  • 4 of 5

This property was as nice as what you see online. Fully eguiped with everything you could need.very comfortable beds and furniture.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We're glad you had a good time at the home.
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5

Stunning Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and extremely well stocked. Owners were great and kept in communication through out the booking process. Can't wait for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you--we can't wait to have you back! We appreciate the nice comments!!
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Hibiscus Chateau 5 Stars!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hibiscus Chateau for 9 lovely nights. The home is stunning! Pictures can’t express the grandness of this home. My wife and I loved the location, 14 miles from the beach, but it was difficult to leave this house as we had everything we wanted there. Superbly decorated, clean, and well stocked. All you need here is your clothes. The layout of this home is awesome with full views from all rooms of the pool and canal. A new boat dock allowed us to sun and fish right in the back yard!

As we don’t watch TV an added treat was the new sound bar to kick things up a notch listening to Sirius radio inside and outside the home. As a man thing, the garage is HUGE to keep my car inside. Out from the sun.

The pool is a story within its self. Awesome!!! We used the pool and hot tub every day. It was super clean and the temps just right. We have stayed in many VRBO's, but the Hibiscus Chateau tops them all. I would recommend you see for yourself!

And a special thanks to our hosts Ken and Kris for being outstanding hosts! There are great people who take a personal approach to insure your stay is beyond perfect! And it was.

The only problem we did have was our vacation wasn’t long enough! Darn, But we will return!!!

Thanks Again

Chris and Nancy

Pine Mountain GA

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kris and I are glad you had such a great time! Thanks so much for the kind words. You summarized so many of the things we love about the home and the area. Hope you can come back again soon!
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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.

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Rates & Availability

South Gulf Cove Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late spring, summer, fall 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
$3,900
 
 
Early winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
$4,200
 
 
Christmastime 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$228
$1,595
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
$4,750
 
 
Last spring, summer, fall 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
$4,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Gulf Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2112 sq. ft.
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:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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