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Barry Eastlake

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Villa Heron View, 5* Water Front Luxury on the Cape Haze Peninsular

2 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Villa Rental Photos and Description

4/5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. sleeps up to 12 people.

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 North of Boca Grande.

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 can sleep up to 12 people.

The whole villa is fully Air-Conditioned.

The Bathrooms are two en-suites with and one family bathroom. This villa has a full Security Alarm System on all doors and windows that is linked to a central station, with panic buttons for Police, Fire and the Ambulance service.

There is a large Kitchen, with table, chairs & high chairs to Seat 8 people. The Dining table also seats 8. There is a large fully equipped Laundry room and double garage.

It is superbly furnished and equipped throughout, as you would expect in any top of the range luxury villa. Including 32” HDLCDTV’s, HDDVR Satellite receivers, DVD/Video recorders, CD players in both Family rooms, 19” HDLCDTV’s with Satellite receivers in both Master suites. Free Wireless High-speed Internet connection and all local telephone calls are also free!

It is on a Deep Water canal, with easy access to South Gulf Cove Nature reserve, Port Charlotte Harbor and then the Gulf of Mexico.

Vacation Rental Amenities:

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.

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? 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?

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 very good discounted rates.

The villa is fully equipped, including all linen, crockery and towels, even beach towels and toys. Just bring food, drink and yourselves. We have a local Management Company who live locally, to assist you anytime 24/7.

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. 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. From our dock, the beautiful Gulf Cove nature reserve is just 15 minutes sailing time away, via which, Port Charlotte sound is 20 minutes, and then, it’s out into the Gulf of Mexico.

There is great fresh and salt water fishing to be had in all areas. 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?

Vacation Rental Rates:

This large south facing 4/5 bedroom-3 Bathroom Villa rents from $1000 in the Low Season to $1900 in the Peak Season for groups up to 8 people per week.

Extra guests (max 3) are charged at $20.00 per day each.

Cleaning charges range from $160 per stay.

All rates are plus Florida Sales & Tourist Taxes @ 12%.

Discounts:

Numbers of 4 or less get a 5% discount for low energy usage.

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

There are no other extras except:

Pool & Spa/Jacuzzi Heaters: To heat the Pool up to 84F (not normally required in the summer) and the Spa/Jacuzzi up to 104F, we charge $200 per week, plus Taxes.

BBQ/Gas Grill If you wish to use the villa Grill, we charge $75 per week, plus tax. This includes it's cleaning at the end of your stay and one full bottle of Gas.

Cots & Cribs: If you require these, we charge $75 per week, plus tax. This includes all bedding.

All local phone calls are free. There is also free use of our Wireless, Highspeed Broadband connection.

Recent Guest comment:

Hi Barry 19/05/15

We had a wonderful time, I cannot say enough wonderful things about your villa and the area, it was magnificent. We had a fantastic holiday there.

The villa is beautiful, my husband and I had the main master suite and it was amazing.

The bathroom was the biggest I’ve ever been in and we had a steady stream of visitors for a dip in the tub!

Your resident gator made a visit most days, we were thrilled to bits and got some fantastic pictures of it, think he enjoyed his rather nervous audience.

And thank you so much for the discount off our next booking, we will be back next year to use it!

If you would like to use anything I’ve said as a testimonial for your websites, please feel free.

Once again, thank you. Liegh UK.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Barry Eastlake (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Barry Eastlake

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.

Barry Eastlake purchased this villa in 2006

Why Barry Eastlake chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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

Hello Barry, (13/05/14) We had a great time, you have a lovely place. The pool and spa temperatures were perfect, thank you. We saw a baby alligator off the back and a water snake which the children thought was great. Regards Louise Barnett
May 2014
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Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Villa Heron View, 5* Water Front Luxury on the Cape Haze Peninsular
average rating of 4.5 based on 23 reviews
London, England
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was clean, spacious and immediately easy to use. It's in a perfect location on a pretty waterway, with a boat dock, pool and jacuzzi. It's so quiet and no-one overlooks the pool area, so we found it really relaxing. It's just a 5 minute drive to a good supermarket, and a short (20 minute) drive to beautiful Gasprilla Island and the many lovely beaches (Stump Pass beach and Blind Pass beach were our favourites). The beaches were amazing, so much less packed full of people than European beaches.

The villa is obviously well-maintained, with nice fluffy towels and a full set of fishing rods, for example. It has cable TV for those times when you've had enough of swimming in the pool or sitting in the jacuzzi.

Great restaurants nearby too - such as Mama's (Italian), Leverocks (fish restaurant on a pretty marina), and a great tex-mex restaurant next to the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda.

I'd recommend this villa to everyone. Given the number of people it sleeps, it's an absolute bargain compared to hotels.

Tom

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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columbus ohio
4

Multi-Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family had a wonderful time while vacationing in March at your vacation home. It is a beautiful, clean, well stocked and fairly new vacation home. We really enjoyed the pool area and nice open kitchen/familyroom area. I would recommend your home to family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
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Map

The Links Golf Course
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$343
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn/Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$232
From
$371
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
$303
From
$486
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$232
From
$371
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Snow Bird
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$268
From
$429
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
Jan 21 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$303
From
$486
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$268
From
$429
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$232
From
$371
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$343
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn/Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$232
From
$20
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$303
From
$486
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$232
From
$371
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee from $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

CLEANING CHARGE:
Groups up to 4 people $160 per stay, 4-8 $180, 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • En-Suite #2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En-Suite #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wheelchair accessible
  • Master Bathroom #1 has a large 'walk-in' shower, twin sinks, Oval bath and toilet. Master bathroom #2 has a large 'walk-in' shower, single sink and toilet. Family Bathroom has Bath with shower, single sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master en-suite #1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , With 19' LCDTV
    Master en-suite #2 - 1 queen , With 19' LCDTV
    Twin beds #3 - 2 twin/ single
    Twin beds #4 - 2 twin/ single
    Family room/Bedroom #5 - 1 queen , With 32' HDLCDTV
  • This 4/5 Bedroom villa comes with 2 Master suites, with have US Queen size beds. Both have Twin French doors leading to the Lanai and Pool/Spa area. Both have large 'walk-in' wardrobes. The Two twin bedded rooms have two 3.5ft singles in each and 'walk-in' wardrobes. Their are two family rooms, one of which has a fold out US size Queen bed, so, with cot or crib in the main master, which we can provide, this villa can sleep up to 11 people. All doors and windows that lead to the Pool/rear area, have an independent safety alarm system fitted, so that, it will warn you if anyone opens any doors or windows to the Lanai/Pool. You can feel safe in the knowledge that none of your children can get outside without you knowing!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hi Barry, We have stayed at many houses, in almost every area in Florida, but we have never enjoyed a house, or should I say home, that can match the standard of Heron View. The view is unsurpassable, the solitude a needed blessing after TOO many 'park days.' You will not be disappointed if you want the weather of choice, the pool you wish for, the view you envy, and the privacy you deserve.' End quote! Possibly a bit OTT, but it's your house... You know what I mean... Feel free to use this quote, and please feel free to use me as a character/home reference. (Name & EMail address withheld) Looking forward to staying again next year. (NOW BOOKED FOR AUGUST 2011) All the best, Andy UK. (17/11/10)

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