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This 5* Luxury Water Front Villa Pelican Dock, is on the Cape Haze Peninsular

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

With 6 Bedrooms & 4 bathrooms, can accommodate any group size from 4 to 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

Barry Eastlake
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 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

Hello Barry, (08/07/14)

I am just writing to tell you about our stay at your home. My family and I enjoyed the convenience and how we had everything we needed at the house and if we had to get stuff it was just up the road. The house was very nice and had plenty of room for the 8 of us. We would recommend the house to others.

Thanks Josh Hartman.
Jul 2014
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South Gulf Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Wheelchair accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wheelchair accessible
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Pool Bathroom
  • 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. Pool Bath/Bathroom 4 has a large 'walk-in' shower, single sink and toilet.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , US King Size + HDLCD Satellite TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , US King Size + HDLCD Satellite TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , US Queen Size
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twins
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Large Double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twins or Double
  • This very large 6 Bedroom villa comes with 2 Master suites, with both have US King size beds. Both have Twin French doors that face south and lead onto the Lanai, Sun deck and Pool/Spa area. Both have large 'walk-in' wardrobes and both have 19' HDLCD satellite TV's. The two other doubles, both have US Queen size beds. The two twin bedded rooms have two 3.5ft singles in each. One can convert to a Queen double. In the Great room, one of the three settees is also a fold out US size Queen bed, so, with cot or cribs in the main masters, which we can provide, this villa can sleep up to 16 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 areas. You can feel safe in the knowledge that none of your children can get outside without you knowing!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A couple of recent guest comments: Hello Barry, Once again, my family was very impressed with your holiday home. We all had a lovely time, thank you. We are not sure of the dates yet when we will be returning to Florida, but rest assured, when we do, it will be to one of your houses! Thanks again, Rhonda M. WV USA. 25/07/2011 Hello Barry Many thanks for a great holiday and agreeing to a late departure time from the villa on Sunday. An enjoyable time was had by all, at your villa. Its location was perfect and for us, it was a 'good' find on the owner’s direct web site. We did have a couple of small problems which were dealt with promptly by Brenda. These in no way lessened the good time we had. Again many thanks Garry Maslen, Jacqueline S. and family UK. 30/06/11


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This 5* Luxury Water Front Villa Pelican Dock, is on the Cape Haze Peninsular
average rating of 4.5 based on 28 reviews

Comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

11 of us -- 7 adults and 4 children who ranged in age from 6 to almost 11 -- found this house to be spacious with a comfortable floor plan. Lovely heated pool and lanai area, convenient little bathing suit rack. Quiet neighborhood. A maintenance issue was responded to promptly and personally by the management. A Publix grocery store is minutes away.

House is about a half hour from Englewood Beach on Manasota Key. Stump Pass Park is a little further. Arrive early for parking. Be sure to hunt for shark teeth! Sand chairs, an umbrella, beach toys, pool towels, and drink cooler are in the garage to be borrowed. At the rotary near the beach watch for signs announcing seafood -- shrimp and stone crabs -- for sale. Yum! Don't get the mustard sauce -- way too much horseradish.

Be advised that, per the contract, there are charges for early arrival/late departure, reservation changes, heating the pool/spa, use of the grill.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was very nice and the owner was fantastic to work with.

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our stay. We we're coming from out of town for my daughters wedding with lots of family members so was plenty roomy. The only downfall was the cleaners neglected to clean so I had to spend the first day cleaning the house and washing the bedding. The owner lives out of the country so had no idea but worked with me and refunded the cleaning cost. I know he was not happy and I am sure the cleaning company will do a better job in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

The house is spacious and welcoming. It needs a little TLC, but the size of the pool and the time we spent together as a family was priceless.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and spacious. All appliances in good working order. Kitchen well equipped. Owner easy to communicate with. Pool was well maintained. Distance to gas, grocery, beaches all reasonable. We did not eat out but looks to have several options. Exactly what we were expecting. Would definitely book again. Thanks much Barry

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Tolles Haus in ruhiger Lage

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man auch zu Hause zur Verfügung hat. Die Master-Bettrooms sind allerdings unterschiedlich groß. Die Terrasse mit dem Pool und dem Blick auf den Kanal war unbeschreiblich toll. Die überdachte Terrasse kann man auch bei Regen nutzen. Die Lage des Hauses erfordert jedoch ein Auto. Zum Einkaufen sind es mit dem Auto ca. 15 Minuten. Unser Fazit: Auf jeden Fall noch einmal! Wir waren mit drei Familien hier (10 Personen). Für diese Anzahl war es völlig ausreichend. Garten, Pool und Haus in supergepflegtem Zustand. Viel Spaß beim Urlaub machen!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting Barry's home in Cape Haze and we had a wonderful time once again. The home is beautiful, the pool and hot tub are a nice size and the lanai area is huge. It is a great place for children because of the size of the house or two families. Also, the management company took care of a problem we encounter promptly which was appreciated. Thanks Barry for letting use your home once again. Ed

  • Submitted: May 21, 2008
  • Stayed: March 2008
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers SWFl Int.
Nearest Motorway
20 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

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

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

Pool & Spa/Jazuzzi 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

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