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Spectacular Isles Canal Home with Large Heated Pool

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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1 - 7 nights


Punta Gorda Isles House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The 'Salty Dolphin' is a spectacular canal home with over 2,000 square feet of clean, uncluttered, living space with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. This home offers a contemporary, Caribbean flare with many special touches by the owners. The lanai has an extra large heated pool with a cage and baby barrier gate (optional), a cushy seating area with a bar, grill and lounge chairs. Double dock for your boat and a new seawall. The quiet neighborhood is great for walking, running and biking and is only minutes to Fisherman's Wharf & the downtown area. We welcome short-term & long-term rentals. Whether you are coming for a week family vacation in the sun, to visit family over the holidays, a couple looking to get away or explore PGI real estate, or are retirees getting away from the cold weather, you'll find our home a great fit. Our master bedroom overlooks the pool and we have a queen guest room and a third guest room suitable for children or another couple. We are child/baby-friendly.


AIRPORTS: PGI (Allegiant) is 10 minutes; 40 minutes to RSW in Fort Myers; 1 hour to SRQ in Sarasota; or 1 hour and 45 minutes to TPA in Tampa.

GREAT LOCATION: Punta Gorda is one of Florida's last great gems. It's a boaters paridise with great cruising/sailing and fishing right from your back door. The atmosphere is casual and low key and the people here are friendly and helpful. There is a beautiful historic downtown with shops and restaurants. The town is off the beaten highway path, yet close and easy access to everything you need. Beautiful beaches, unlimited shopping, children's attractions, movies/theater and cultural activities are all readily available within short drive.


SHOPPING: Less than 5 minutes to Fisherman's Village and lots of charming local shops in town or several major shopping malls about a half hour drive. Several Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, Banks, Super Wal-Mart and Home Depot within 2-5 miles.

BOATING: Bring your power boat or rent one at Holidaze. The double wide boat dock is just steps from the pool. We are a 20 minute canal cruise to Charlotte Harbor.

RESTAURANTS: Fisherman's village and lots of great restaurants downtown all within 5 minutes. Jack''s and Lashey Marina are two of our favorites.

Lots of Extras

Meticulous owners have included lots of extras. Nice linens are provided including beach towels, beach chairs and coolers. The owners have added many special touches to ensure your vacation is perfect and carefree. We welcome couples who are looking for a romantic get away, snow birds seeking long term rentals and young familes who are visiting family in the area. We are family friendly to those with young children and offer a high chair, packnplay and toys. If you are renters who return to the area a couple of times a year, ask us about storing personal items for your return visit.

Keywords: canal, house, home, heated pool, PGI

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lisa Saulter
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Lisa Saulter

Meticulous home owners who love the small town feel of Punta Gorda. Avid boaters and lovers of the great outdoors we enjoy exploring the gulf coast islands.

Lisa Saulter purchased this house in 2008

Why Lisa Saulter chose Punta Gorda

Home is maintained with much TLC. It has all the little extra touches you won't find in most rentals. The master bedroom, living room and kitchen all open to the pool with an open, airy feel. It's extremely clean, uncluttered and well furnished. Very convenient location yet in a quiet neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

PGI is a friendly, laid back boating community. Our pool is an oversized pool, not one of those little tiny 'bathtub' pools. Great for swimming laps, floating in the sun with a cocktail or playing with the children. Comfortable, one floor living with easy flowing floor plan open to the lanai.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Spectacular Isles Canal Home with Large Heated Pool
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful. The pool was so relaxing. Did a little fishing off the dock. Met one of the neighbors who was really nice. The area is so pretty. We found many great restaurants close by. We would love to book it again. We also did alot of sight seeing.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western New York

Winter in Punta Gorda

  • 4 of 5

While, I have rented condos in other parts of Florida, this was our first experience renting a house. The Salty Dolphin is a comfortable home in a quiet neighborhood about two miles to Fisherman's Village and about the same in the other direction to Ponce deLeon Park. We are walkers so we logged many miles during our stay, and found the location to be very convenient. Within a half mile there is a 7/11, a plaza with a restaurant, a wonderful pottery studio and a fun consignment store.

The house has a HUGE swimming pool and once the weather started cooperating, we enjoyed that very much. The Master bedroom and bath were spacious and well appointed, and the kitchen was stocked with just about everything you might need.

We got off to a bumpy start with a mix up by the cleaning crew, and found ourselves doing laundry upon arrival. There were issues with the Internet, and the pool to name a few but Derrick was very thorough in resolving things. He was most accommodating. The house is stocked with things for young children(which we don't have) and would be a great space for extended family, as there are two wings to the house. The view of the canal was great, and we enjoyed the egrets, and the boats going up and down the canal.

We loved Punta Gorda, and ended up purchasing a condo in the general area of the Salty Dolphin. So thanks Lisa for providing a convenient temporary home base from which to explore the charming area of Punta Gorda!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time at Salty Dolphin

  • 5 of 5

My family -- Mr, Mrs, 11 year old son and 5 year old daughter arrived in Salty Dolphin for a long weekend getaway from our Brooklyn home. We found Salty Dolphin to be very clean, comfortable and well appointed. The kids loved the pool and spent a great deal of time frolicking in it. We all had a great time even catching fish right in the canal, although no keepers. This was our first time in Punta Gorda and we found it it be a very pleasant place. Our stay was very relaxing. Lisa gave us excellent recommendations about things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Dover, NH. 03820

Amazing stay at the Salty Dolphin

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 3 year old daughter and I went to the Salty Dolphin this past September for 5 days and 4 nights prior to heading off the Disney. We absolutely LOVED it. We didn't venture out much past getting groceries, so not very familiar with what sights one could see in that part of Florida... But fantastic spot right on the channel, close to the Publix grocery store, super comfortable beds, and very very clean. Very relaxing and comfortable. We spent most of our time floating around in the pool out back, which was heated, clean, and thankfully also had a child safety gate, so no need to worry about our daughter around the pool! Incredibly relaxing stay before the hectic adventures at Disney. The owner is an absolute delight to deal with to boot! Great experience, would highly recommend and cannot wait to get back to this little gem ASAP!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with VRBO and we will definitely be doing it again. The owner was very easy to work with and returned calls and emails promptly. The property is nicely maintained and was exactly as described. I would highly recommend this property for a nice relaxing vacation. The subdivision is nice and quiet, but still close to some stores and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastern Virginia

A great place to spend time in Punta Gorda

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three months in this rental. It is in a great location in Punta Gorda Isles. It had everthing we needed for a very enjoyable stay. There is a property manager who is very responsive for any issues that might arise. (We needed the garbage disposal fixed, it was done the same day we called). There are clear directions provided for everything you need to know about the house. We found this to be a great help. The pool is great--long enough for short lap swimming. We spent a number of really pleasant evenings outside around the pool, using the grill provided to cook our supper. The bird life is amazing. We especially liked watching the White Ibis's patrolling the lawn for breakfast. While there, don't miss the PGI Cafe for breakfast which is very near--walking distance. The property is also located in walking distance to the Punta Gorda Nature Park, and a short drive to Ponce DeLeon Park on Charlotte Harbor. The park has a Turtle Rescue facility that is a must see. In all, I think we found the perfect place at the perfect price for out stay in Puntal Gorda. Definitly a place worth returning to.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Punta Gorda Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fisherman's Wharf
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Port Charlotte

A few minutes drive or 20 minute boat ride to Fisherman's Wharf and downtown PGI. Easy access to all amenities. Great town for walking/biking.


Rates & Availability

Punta Gorda Isles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
January 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 14.9%

Weekly Summer/Fall rates do not include cable/internet. Additional $50/week for pool heater.
Monthly Allowance: $125/Electric $100/Water

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Punta Gorda Isles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Masterbath has brand new beautifully tiled shower.Guest bath is shower/tub combo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) MB has King., Queen size Beds (1) GB has Queen., Bunk Beds (3) We have a set of twin bunk beds plus a trundle.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We installed a new seawall and dock, new toilets in both bathrooms and several new home furnishing in 2014. Master bath was updated in 2015. Baby barrier fence for the safety of little ones around the pool.

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