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Cute house. Great reviews. check out the pictures. Heated pool, custom kitcen

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Ron and Sharie Holben
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Ron and Sharie Holben

Your Hosts: Ron and Sharie Holben. We live in Sturgis Michigan and are semi 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very relaxing week at Idle Days. The house was very comfortable and VERY clean!!! It had great space, but easy to keep picked-up. The shower was amazing, love the water pressure. We saw many things in the area - including the drums at sunset at Venice Beach. Great shopping and places to eat in the area and close to anything else you would like to see or do. We floated in the pool everyday and enjoyed watching for fish in the canal. Already looking ahead to next year - Sharie and Ron were Great to work with!!!
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Port Charlotte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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 ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* Salt water canal, large cement dock with gulf access * Master suite with king bed and private bath * Central air

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Cute house. Great reviews. check out the pictures. Heated pool, custom kitcen
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews
5

IDYLLIC at Idle Days!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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5

Fab place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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
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4

Loved it

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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5

Coming home feeling

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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5

Very nice!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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5

Quite Street, great location close to shopping, beaches and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful, had everything you could need "your home away from home". Our family enjoyed seeing the birds that would visit especially "Eddie" he would visit about every day for some lunch meat! Lawn and pool was kept up nicely. The owners were very attentive and easy to reach. Property is in a very convenient location close to all shopping and restaurants and many different beaches and the neighborhood was very peaceful and quiet. Would definitely stay here again on another visit to Port Charlotte!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family was able to see Eddie. He really is a ham. We appreciate your kind comments. We try very hard to make everyone's stay comfortable and enjoyable, so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to you staying with us again on your next visit to our area.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
75
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Englewood
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating.

* Swiming.

* Sight seeing.

* Golfing.

* Shopping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hang out at the pool or beach.

* Enjoy the free nature trail.

* Have a picnic on the Harbor.

* Fish off the public pier.

* Visit Tippecanoe Environmental Park.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swim in the ocean.

* Bike ride around the area.

* Visit the nature Center.

* Kayak the canals/ riverway.

* Babcock Wilderness Adventures.

* Restaurants

* Shopping

* Port Charlotte Harbor

* Minutes to beaches

* Fishing

* Canoeing/kayaking

* Parks

* Tiki bars with live music

* Golf

* Nature trails

* Tampa Rays training facility

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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