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Tropical Gem a Modern, Luxury Vacation Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,926 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6, south facing heated pool

This 3 bedroom 2 bath, beautifully decorated home is truly a “Tropical Gem.”

Upon entering this spacious villa, the family room offers a serene view of the lanai, heated pool, and 100 foot wide, sea walled canal. The family room is well appointed with comfortable furniture and a 55 inch flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure. There is also a DVD player and stereo. By opening the 9 foot sliding glass door, you get the outdoor feeling inside.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with all the amenities of home. There are stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar for casual dining.

Share meals with family and friends in the dining nook while enjoying the beautiful view.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, flat screen TV, and an en suite bath. The master bedroom also has sliding glass doors that open to the lanai/pool area.

The master bath has two sinks, a walk-in shower, and vanity.

The first guest room has a king size bed, flat screen TV, and sliding glass doors to the lanai/pool area. The second guest room has a queen bed and also has a flat screen TV.

The guest bath is conveniently located between the two guest rooms with a bath/shower combination.

The spacious screened in lanai has a gas BBQ grill, dining set,and 6 loungers. The inviting pool is electrically heated and has a southern view which keeps it sunny and bright. This villa also has a dock if you wish to bring or rent a boat or just for fishing.

For an ideal, relaxing vacation in sunny Southwest Florida “Tropical Gem” has it all!


More Details

Property Manager
Lou & Rita
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017


South Gulf Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1926 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
For the health conscious, there is a stepper in the villa for your use. No children under 16 years old.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Tropical Gem a Modern, Luxury Vacation Villa
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Truly a gem - a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We just spent three wonderful weeks in this villa and enjoyed every day. The villa is beautifully decorated, very clean inside and out and so comfortable; a nice home away from home feeling for sure. The weather for us couldn't have been better so we got much use out of the pool which is well maintained. The area is quiet and at first we felt the villa was quite a distance from any points of interest but getting around is easy on the roads and found getting to places wasn't long or difficult.

We visited Boca Grande, the Manasota Key beaches, Venice, the mall, and in Punta Gorda, the Vietnam Memorial, Fishermans Village, a nature cruise on the Peace River. We enjoyed several restaurants all within a 15-20 minute drive; Beyond the Sea and Waterside Grill were great and both had live music. Nicolas has good Italian food and Leverocks we went to twice. Other times we bbq'd and ate poolside. Some nights we rode the bikes or walked thru the area. We did have an alligator come into the canal one morning and saw it leave that night. There were some breathtaking sunsets and rainbows after quick thunderstorms early evenings

Lou was a pleasure to meet, assisted us immediately with a small issue and gave us some good suggestions on the area. We are happy to say we made a great choice when we booked Tropical Gem for our gulf vacation and now have some awesome memories to add to our memory book

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful villa. The owners and Blue Heron always strive to have our renters have the most enjoyable stay as possible. Thank you for booking with Blue Heron.
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Very nice and comfortable place. We had a wonderful time in the beautiful home.

  • 4 of 5

The property we lovely well kept,stylish and clean and the pool was the cherry on top. I would to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our villa. The owners and Blue Heron always strive to have our renters have the most enjoyable stay as possible. Thank you for booking with Blue Heron.
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Very pretty and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the pool and fishing on the dock.Very restful and the house had everything we needed.Love the area and looking forward to moving there.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful villa. The owners and Blue Heron always strive to have a renters have the most enjoyable stay as possible.
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A Real "Gem"

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression was what a truly lovely home and area to be in, and as we entered the home, it only got better. The layout of the home is perfect for our needs. Master Suite is located to the left of the common area (open kitchen, living room, dining room) with a view of the pool and canal. Guest Suite (two bedrooms and a shared full bathroom) are to the right, and one of those bedrooms has a view of the canal and pool. The Guest Suite can be closed off from the main house, allowing for privacy for any company--a feature we really like!

This home is clean and provided everything needed to enjoy home away from home. It has a full kitchen with plenty of cookware, dishes, and even spices. It is beautifully decorated with lovely touches. My favorite piece was the tall giraffe in the master with its head at the top of the potted plant--subtle and effective.

The location for our needs was perfect! We have friends in Venice, Englewood and Punta Gorda, so it made visiting very easy. We enjoyed eating at The Fisheries (about a 10 minute drive) and going to the beach on Boca Grande. We are eager to try Ephesus, a Turkish restaurant located just outside the neighborhood, next year. Publix is four miles away, and there is a Chinese take-out restaurant next to it, which has wonderful egg rolls.

The five star rating is well-deserved!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tropical Gem and your vacation in sunny southwest Florida. The owners and Blue Heron always strive to have our renters have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Thank you for booking with Blue Heron.
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A great stay in a fabulous home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here in late September after an unsuccessful attempt to stay in a home in Englewood with a deep water dock on Lemon Bay (owner cancelled our reservation without explanation and refused to refund our money).

The house is immaculately clean, beautifully furnished, outfitted with everything you might need - all sorts of beach chairs, towels, floats, umbrella, ice chest - you name it. The dishes, glassware, cutlery, serving dishes and large and small kitchen appliances were of a very high quality as was the bedding in each of the comfortable bedrooms.

We had breakfast on the lanai every day and cooled off in the fabulous pool with its canal view. The neighborhood is quiet and filled with lovely homes, all with nice landscaping.

The house is a bit farther from the beach than we usually stay, and there are not as many choices of restaurants, so keep that in mind when renting. We did BBQ a couple of nights with items we bought at the Publix Supermarket nearby and also fish from the Placida seafood store down the road.

Our only negatives were the difficulty finding the lock box when we arrived after dark. I would suggest that the leasing company include specific directions on where to locate it. The bed in the master bedroom is the most uncomfortable mattress I'v ever attempted to sleep on. Fortunately the other 2 bedrooms have much more comfy mattresses.

All in all, a great vacation. Lou was very easy to work with and so helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear about your negative experience with another rental agency. Very happy you enjoyed our villa and your stay in sunny Florida. Thank you for your comments about the lock box and mattress. We will address both. The owners and Blue Heron always strive to make each renters stay as enjoyable as possible.
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Paradise .....The Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks in this beautiful rental....We have rented several homes all over the country and this was our favorite by far....The house is so Comfortable, Clean and We really enjoyed the pool....But it was the little details that made it a perfect rental...The Nautica beach chairs, Umbrella, the comfortable pool rafts and the gas grill just to name a few....It helps not having to cram all this in your vehicle especially since we were coming from Indiana....I could go on and on , but I think you get it ;)....We already booked another two weeks while on vacation for next year...You can't loose with this rental....Ps. Thanks to Lou and Rita for their help on our stay! God Bless The Boyd Family

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for all your positive comments. The owners take great pride in their villa and greatly appreciate your review. Blue Heron strives to have our renters have a great vacation and we are so glad you did.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Boca Grande & Englewood
Car: necessary

BEACHES- Boca Grande, Englewood, Venice, Fort Myers, Siesta Key and many more are within 10 to 60 minutes away. GOLF- Some of the best 9 or 18 hole courses are minutes from your doorstep.

RESTAURANTS- From fine dining to casual beach front cafes, this area can accommodate all your culinary tastes. WATER SPORTS- Rent jet skis, boats, or charter fishing vessels at nearby marinas.

SHOPPING- North, east, south, or west there is a shopping area just waiting to be sampled. Visit Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda or St. Armand's Circle just a stone's throw away from Sarasota.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

If booking is cancelled, the first $100.00 of your deposit is forfeited.
For bookings greater than one (1) week:
Bookings cancelled within twelve (12) weeks prior to arrival- $100.00 is forfeited and 50% of the
remaining deposit will be returned.
Bookings cancelled within eight (8) weeks prior to arrival- $100.00 is forfeited and 25% of the
remaining deposit will be returned.
Should we manage to rebook; only a $100.00 administration fee is required.
For bookings cancelled once final payment is received- $200.00 will be forfeited should we manage to
rebook your time. If we are not able to rebook, funds are nonrefundable unless there are extenuating
circumstances that are acceptable to the property owner.
No funds are returned once you are in residence.

If requested, pool heat is an additional 65.00 weekly.
Pack n Play and high chairs are available to rent.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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