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Had cancellation -June and July now open - 625 wk/1500 month. Great deal!

Port Charlotte, FL, USA
  • House1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 - 30 nights

Pool home on the water, 2 beds 2 baths, quiet neighborhood, close to everything

We have owned this terrific property for four years and are eager to share it with you. "Idle Days" is located in a quiet neighborhood, close to everything. All the shopping and restaurants you may want are within 1 – 2 miles. Large screened in, solar heated pool with comfortable seating. Large cement dock to fish or just enjoy the water and nature. Many different birds visit the yard daily. Egrets, Ibis, Herons and even a couple Storks.

This vacation home was updated with the vacation renter in mind. All the amenities of home, satellite TV, internet with wi-fi, master with with private bath and large walk in shower, new extremely comfortable mattresses, all new appliances, so you shouldn’t have to worry about an inconvenient break down during your stay. Even a new quiet pool pump. The interior is a cozy coastal cottage feel, with new plush carpet under foot in each bed room. A brand new designer kitchen, with quartz counters and self closing cabinets. All the kitchen appliances are new within the 1-2 years. Brand new front load, quiet washer and dryer located just off the kitchen. With an attached garage to park your car in out of the weather.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you might need for cooking, baking or grilling. Dish cloths and towels, microwave, toaster, crock pot, blender, coffee maker and even an electric tea pot. We try to keep stocked a good supply of spices, flour, sugar etc. Who wants to buy an entire container of parsley when you only need a couple teaspoons? There is laundry soap, dish soap, paper products etc, to start off your stay.

Other amenities include large beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, hair dryer, printer (for lap top etc), lots of board games and a small collection of books. Feel free to take or leave any book you would like.

The Tampa Bay Rays training facility is just down the road about 2-1/2 miles, on the way to all the best white sand beaches of Engelwood, Venice and Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. There are numerous golf courses in the area plus other attractions including Bush Gardens in Tampa, Fisherman's village in Punta Gorda which is a few minutes to the south and if you like antiquing, check out Arcadia to the east.


Ron and Sharie Holben

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
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About Ron and Sharie Holben

Your Hosts: Ron and Sharie Holben. We live in Sturgis Michigan and are retired from the drinking water and water well industry. For 7 years we had a vacation home in Wawa, Ontario Canada. About 4 hours north of Michigan's upper peninsula. We had 200' of pristine lakefront, sandy beach and clear water. We were entirely off the grid, no power, no phone no Internet. Ah paradise. In the spring of 2013 we decided it was time for a change. We sold the cabin and the search began for the perfect southern vacation home. We looked in Florida along with several other States. We decided on Port Charlotte for it's proximity to the gulf, all the activities in the area, and terrific weather year round. The bonus was having restaurants and shopping so close and amazing neighbors, in an extremely quiet residential neighborhood.

Ron and Sharie Holben purchased this House in 2014

Why Ron and Sharie Holben chose Port Charlotte

This is the perfect property, if you want quiet relaxation with your own private pool and dock on a salt water canal. And.... you also want to be close to all the shops and restaurants. You can have it all. Plus, we are only about 20 minutes from the gulf beaches

What makes this House unique

We have just started to discover all the area has to offer. We hope you will fall in love with Port Charlotte and the Gulf Islands, as we did and enjoy exploring the uncrowded beaches, quaint shops and excellent dining.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Master bedroom has an attached private bathroom, with a huge walk in shower. Dressers and closets in both bedrooms are big, plenty of room for all of your wardrobe.


      • 2 Bathrooms

          Location Type

            • Waterfront


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central area throughout the house.
                        • Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central heat (just in case)
                        • Internet
                          Internet provided by Comcast with wifi throughout the house and lanai.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          New front load.
                        • Linens Provided
                          Plenty of towels and extra sheets.
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                          Large bath towels, hand towels, even towels for the beach and pool.
                        • Washing Machine
                          New front load.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              New 12 cup.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Well organized and stocked kitchen, with large assortment of dishes and utensils. Place setting for 8, a great selection of bowls, baking pans and food storage. Grill accessories. Baking thermometer.
                            • Dishwasher
                              New stainless steel.
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully stocked kitchen all new appliances. Large assortment of baking and cooking items, including; microwave, toaster, blender, mixer, utensils, mixing bowls, cutting board, coffee pot, and linens.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Pantry is stocked to start you out with all the 'extras' you may need to start your vacation. Such as laundry soap, dish soap. paper towels, seaonings etc.
                            • Refrigerator
                              New stainless steel french door refrigerator, with ice.
                            • Stove
                              New stainless steel, four burner glass top with warmer burner and electric convection oven.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Seats six comfortably and is located right off the pool area.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Just a few, starting a collection, more will be added. Feel free to take, trade or add your own.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Board games, cards, checkers etc.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Satellite provided Dish Network. The most reliable TV service in the area.
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen in the living room with Dish network satellite TV.
                                    • Video Library
                                      Just a few, starting a collection, more will be added.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Cement dock over looking salt water canal, with a wood swing in the yard along the edge of the canal.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Large lanai, with dining for 6 and comfortable sitting area for 6 with gliding couch and love seat.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Large flat lawn with plenty of palms for shade at the water front.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Large three burner gass grill.


                                            • not suitable for children

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Outdoor Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Solar heated large private screened in pool


                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                                                                    • * Salt water canal, large cement dock with gulf access * Master suite with king bed and private bath * Central air

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      25 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      IDYLLIC at Idle Days!

                                                                      Steve W.mpls

                                                                      What a PERFECT vacation home! We WANT it! It was actually hard to leave this home and go do things because we were so comfortable, relaxed, and were kept amused by all the birds...Egrets( one is rather a "pet" of the home), blue heron, night heron, Ibis, Ospreys, many cardinals and Eagles. Anything you might need as far as shopping, eating, golfing, biking etc. is very close by, Our days started with coffee and breakfast by the pool, listening to the birds, then off to some adventure which are countless in the area and back to float in the pool, (DO float or swim at night under the stars...fun and relaxing).and grill dinner, or go out to one of the great restaurants. We couldn't have been happier with the comfort of this home (especially the bed in master) it was recently updated, and the appliances, washer and dryer, refrigerator, stove, bathroom vanities were way better than we have at home. We really liked the large walk in shower in the master. This was absolutely the best rental we've experienced. Sharie and Ron are the perfect hosts, and go above and beyond to make your stay perfect for you. Already thinking about when we can come back next year. Thanks again for sharing your piece of paradise!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are just thrilled that you loved Idle Days and the surrounding area. We have tried very hard to keep the vacationer in mind when we remodeled this home. We planned for months before doing any remodeling. Everything was hand picked to help our guests have a great experience. From the extremely comfortable master bed, to the quartz counters in the kitchen for easy cleaning. So it really meant a lot to hear your wonderful comments. We are glad that Eddie the Egret was a frequent visitor. He can be quite the ham and has a collection of miss matched friends that sometimes tag along with him.

                                                                      Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to having you back in the future.

                                                                      Very relaxing!

                                                                      Dezarae F.

                                                                      We really appreciated this rental, as it is immaculate and comfortable. It was exactly what we needed for some downtime. The master bed is one of the most comfortable we've slept on anywhere, and the overall flow of the house was smart and relaxing. The house is well-stocked, and grocery stores and Target are very close by. Both neighbors were very nice, and Eddie was a hit. The owners of the house are highly responsive and helpful. Highly recommend.

                                                                      Fab place to stay

                                                                      Jonathan N.

                                                                      Myself and my husband stayed here for 10 nights, 21st September - 1st October. There are no negatives what so ever for this property.

                                                                      In a lovely area, which we felt very safe in. Not far to many eating places. Easy access to plenty of sight seeing places and some lovely beaches.

                                                                      The house itself is great, with a lovely pool area and seating areas down by the water. There is everything and more that you need within the property. It is well maintained and immaculately clean.

                                                                      The bed in the main bedroom is very big and comfortable, there is plenty of storage for your belongings. I can't comment on the twin bedroom because we didn't need to use it but it looked very nice. The shower in the master bathroom was very powerful, in a big shower cubicle. The bathroom was immaculately clean, there is a second bathroom which looks very nice, but once again we didn't need to use it.

                                                                      There are some great restaurants in the area, I would highly recommend Plaza Mexico on the US41, fab food.

                                                                      The owners of the property are very easy to correspond with, any questions were answered by email very promptly, Sharie was very good at keeping in contact with us.

                                                                      I would most certainly recommend this property to anyone considering it, we will be returning at some point in the future.

                                                                      Thankyou Sharie and Ron, you have a wonderful house.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your kind words. We try very hard to make everyone's stay enjoyable and memorable. We try to stay in touch with out being over bearing. We want the guest to know that we will try to make their stay a great experience and do everything in our power to make that happen. We have not tried Plaza Mexico yet but we will certainly have that on our list of new places to try. Thank you for taking such great care of the house, we hope to have you back again if you find yourself in the Port Charlotte area.

                                                                      Ron and Sharie

                                                                      Loved it

                                                                      Stacy P.

                                                                      Very nice place to stay.... loved Eddie the egret....

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are really glad you enjoyed the house and area and Eddie the Egret made an appearance. We strive very hard to make sure all of our guests are 100% satisfied. This is the first we have not received a five star review. I wish we had known what we could have done to make your stay better. We made sure you arrived safely and found the house to your satisfaction. We contacted you by text midway through your week to be certain everything was going ok, you said you loved the house and everything was great. There were storms and heavy rain that week. The power was out for 2 – 3 hours, I relayed by text any updates I received from the power company and contacted you after the power was restored to be certain everything was working ok. We accommodated an extra day and even discounted the extra day. We knew you were concerned as to how long it would take to return your deposit, so we made sure it was returned the next day after your departure. I really wish we knew what we had to do to make your trip 100% instead of 80%.

                                                                      We look forward to you staying with us again and hope we will earn that last star on your next trip.

                                                                      Thank you for staying with us.

                                                                      Ron and Sharie

                                                                      Coming home feeling

                                                                      Cornelis d.

                                                                      I highly recommend this place.

                                                                      Very well equipped nice view on the pool and garden.

                                                                      In a quit area but still central to do day trips.

                                                                      It is about 20' to the nearest beach.

                                                                      This home was exactly what we looked for.

                                                                      Thank you Sharie and Ron

                                                                      We loved it

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We enjoyed having you and your family, so glad you had a great time and enjoyed your visit. We also think the location is perfect, as you said quiet neighborhood but still close to everything. We hope you'll stay at Idle Days again if you find yourself in sunny Florida and the future.

                                                                      Very nice!!

                                                                      Shane J.Commerce Ga

                                                                      Had a wonderful time in great accommodation. Close to shopping, beaches, and many other things to do. Thanks for a great vacation!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Glad you had a great vacation and enjoyed the house and area. Hope to have you back the next time your and your family are in the area.

                                                                      Ron and Sharie


                                                                      Port Charlotte, FL, USA

                                                                      * Restaurants * Shopping * Port Charlotte Harbor * Minutes to beaches * Fishing * Canoeing/kayaking * Parks * Tiki bars with live music * Golf * Nature trails * Tampa Rays training facility


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      Full month rentals include a utility allotment of $150.00 per month. Lawn and pool care are provided.

                                                                      25 Reviews
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