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Boris Schluszler

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
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Van Nuys - Vacation home with heated pool near beach and golf course

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps & equipped for 6 persons

Approx. 1485 square feet under air, 2 living rooms, 3 bed rooms with walk-in closets, 2 bath rooms (1 thereof with shower, 1 with shower & tub combination), 1 kitchen, 1 laundry-room, 1 garage (215 sqft), lanai and pool area caged, pool with electric filter, heat pump and light

equipped for 6 persons with dishes, sheets, towels, washer, dryer, iron, stove & oven, micro wave, coffee maker, 6 ceiling fans, 1 air conditioner, 1 stereo, 2 TV sets, personal computer, WLAN internet access

Nearest beach is about 15 minutes ride by car, nearest golf course is approx. 20 minutes ride by car.

The vacation home is located in a regular residential zone; our offer is addressed to individuals who don't feel comfortable in typical touristic surrounding.

Price is same for up to 6 people. The place is suited for up to 6 persons.

Lanai & pool deck caged: For your convenience pool area and lanai is caged, you'll be able to enjoy the sunset without chasing mosquitoes.

Janitorial services available: The vacation home handover and return is performed by an knowledgeable representative. He would also be your person to address for questions concerning janitorial tasks and everyday-life.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Boris Schluszler (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german

Guestbook comments from the manager

Pt Charlotte is located so you can perfectly explore SW-Florida. Downtown can be reached within 15mins by car and offers everything we needed 24/7 (publix, walmart, restaurants, etc.).

When one day three lights broke at the same time (friggin spooky... ) we called Gerhard, the caretaker. He came within 15min and brought new bulbs. Just fantastic! We had a really great time and looking forward to come again.
Jan 2012
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Van Nuys - Vacation home with heated pool near beach and golf course
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Super clean and quiet property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little house, equipped with all the necessities as well as some "nice to have's", like bikes, books and CD's/Tapes. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and the quietness of the surroundings. Also, managment of booking and property was very helpful, prompt and efficient. Thank you. Will consider it for a return.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The residence was nice and the neighbor was fairly quiet. The only problem I truly have is I placed a $300.00 deposit. We spent the entire night cleaning before we left, mopping floors, cleaning the oven twice with the oven cleaner, cleaning the bathrooms, washing sheets and replacing on the beds, ensuring all the dishes and everything was washed, all trash taken out, floors swept with broom. All counters, table tops, and the oven top were cleaned. The outside was swept up and table was washed off. They charged an additional $120 for "cleaning". They stated in an email that a chair had been moved and not returned (the chair was moved three feet backwards). I have never had a place charge extra for cleaning as I clean really good when I leave, and am sorely disappointed in these owners as it made me feel that they are out to collect extra money. Will not recommend this house for anyone to rent despite the neighborhood. When you deal with shady people, it makes the entire stay not worth it.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a professional vacation home rental team we take our guest's concerns very seriously. Prior to charging cleaning fees the guest was given the opportunity to state her case. In one email she notes: "Other than your deduction the experience was great." However, despite extensive conversing several issues remained unresolved. Our cleaning staff had to work excessively to ready the place for our follow-up tenants and gave account as follows (abbreviated): "Had to remove cushions from both sofas and vacuum food crumbs. Vacuum furniture in futon room. Chips under sofas etc. wiped inside and out of all appliances. Food on all kitchen cabinets and backsplash. Wiped down. Nothing had been cleaned swept or wiped down or out. The grill was a mess. Left over hamburgers and hot dogs left on grill. Greasy greasy greasy !!! ... For some reason most of the decorative nic nacs in all the rooms had been moved around to other rooms." Besides a very nice pear shaped yellow ceramic dish went missing and our guest could not account for its whereabouts. To document the dysmal condition we forwarded several photos taken by our staff, alas without any reaction or response. We are saddened that this tenant's overall good experience had been spoiled by the compensation for the necessary refitting.
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Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. Well taken care of and very clean. It had everything you needed and more. There were toys, beach equipment, floats and more. The kitchen lacked nothing. There were pots, pans cups, plates, and a variety of bowls. From the front the house looks small but looks can be deceiving. It was so spacious and with the master in the back we were separate from the kids which was very nice. The pool was perfect not to big but just big enough. We were visiting my dad and plan on making it a yearly trip and I will stay in this house as long as Boris will let us. We could not have asked for more, everything was absolutely perfect. Hands down the best vacation we have had in a long time.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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100% Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This home not only met but exceeded my expectations. The pictures are accurate, not misleading in any way. The owner and also the manage took time to answer all of my questions and to make me comfortable. It was clear that they take pride in offering quality accommodations.

I am a clean freak and I must say that the home was spotless, truly spotless. I had the opportunity to speak with the housekeeper, Brenda because Gerhard was out of town when I departed. She was just as cordial and kind as Boris and Gerhard.

The home was even better equipped that expected. The kitchen even has items such as a crockpot, corkscrew, etc. I was also pleased to discover a lounge chair for the pool area (also spotless) and various floats and toys.

My visit to Port Charlotte was to decide if I would choose this town for retirement. It is quiet and safe but it will not be where I will choose to spend my golden years.

However, if I do return in the future I hope that I can once again rent this lovely home. It is a jewel and a bargain. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area for a week or for the entire season. Many thanks to Boris, Gerhard and Brenda!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Paradiesische Gefühle beim Golfurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Ich hatte einen wunderschönen Urlaub im Ferienhaus Van Nuys. Das Mobiliar ist für ein Ferienhaus ungewöhnlich gepflegt. Die Bettwäsche ist mit viel gutem Geschmack ausgewählt worden. Die Betten, besonders die Matratzen sind sehr gut. Die Klimaanlage ließ sich prima einstellen und ich habe hervorragend geschlafen. Mit nur wenigen Schritten nach dem Aufstehen vom Bett in den hübschen Pool zu hüpfen und das noch mit blauen Himmel und Sonnenschein, lässt schon paradiesische Gefühle aufkommen. Eine Liege am Pool hätte mein Glück vollkommen gemacht. Aber vielleicht war es ganz gut so, sonst hätte ich mich gar nicht von diesem herrlichen Fleck wegbewegt.

In der Umgebung gibt es sehr schöne Golfplätze. Es war vollkommen unkompliziert ohne Startzeit zu spielen und eine Leihausrüstung für wenig Geld zu bekommen.

Ich spiele Golf links und habe oft Probleme, geeignete Schläger ausleihen zu können. Dort waren sie sehr bemüht und haben extra für mich einen neuen, ganz modernen Schlägersatz zur Verfügung gestellt, mit denen ich gut spielen konnte. Gelungener Urlaub. Am liebsten würde ich schon wieder hinfahren.

Tolle lange Strände sind in ca. einer halben Stunde zu erreichen. Die Einkaufsstraße in 15 Minuten. Die großen Geschäfte sind auch nachts geöffnet. Das Autofahren auf den amerikanischen Straßen ist sehr einfach, weil die Straßen breit und übersichtlich sind.

Ein ausgesprochen lohnenswertes Ausflugsziel sind die Everglades.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für diese nette Bewertung. Der Aufenthalt des Gastes lag noch vor der "Inbetriebnahme" dieses Ferienhauses -- zwischenzeitlich gibt es freilich auch Liegen (nebst Grill) am Pool.
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Van Nuys home = home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Outside of home is very plain - no landscaping (which is my husbands business so we enjoy landscaping), but inside of home is great. The pictures do not do it justice. It is much nicer and larger than it appears in the pictures. We had plenty of room for the four of us to spread out and have our own quiet time. It looks to be recently completely renovated. It was very clean and had a lot of amenities you would have at home. 3 large size bedrooms, tile throughout, computer, large screen tv, stereo, washer/dryer, beautiful pool and lanai area. We enjoyed eating our meals and grilling out under the covered lanai area. We spent several days just lounging by and using the pool. (The pool is not heated and was a little cool this time of year.) The neighborhood is very quiet and it was relaxing just sitting outside and enjoying the Florida sun. There are a lot of local and chain restaurants, grocery and stores nearby. The owner and person taking care of the home were very nice and accommodating. The only recommendations I would make for the owner would be to purchase a better frying pan, a baking pan and a hair dryer. I would also recommend having more brochures and local restaurant menus available. As nice and cooperative as they have been I'm sure they will add these things. It also would be nice to have a privacy fence or landscaping in the backyard to screen off the neighbors homes. The garage is a nice feature but it is very small. If you have a large car it probably will not fit. We drove a Ford Taurus and it only had a couple of inches to spare. We drove down to Everglade City (about two hours) and enjoyed the air boat ride (make reservations because it gets busy) and a nice lunch on the water. We also drove north to Clearwater (again about 2 hours) to see the dolphin "Winter" from the movie "Dolphin Tales" at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (go early - it gets very busy!) We enjoyed the beaches around Clearwater because there were more public access areas to choose from and not as busy as the ones closer to the house which were still about 45 minutes away. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of touristy areas. If you want to go to the beach or touristy areas you will have to drive at least 30-45 minutes which is the only down side to this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very grateful for your favourable review and I appreciate your input. Just some additional notes: * The home was indeed completely renovated in the course of 2011. * We offer another home with heated pool (HomeAway object no. 960823). * A heat pump for the pool has been installed in fall 2012. * As it's difficult to keep brochures and menus compiled and up to date, we set up a local directory along with a map and an abundance of links and information on our homepage. Regards, Boris
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fort Myers (RSW), about 70 minutes ride by car
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Port Charlotte Golf Club, 20 minutes ride by car
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 41 ('Tamiami Trail'), 10 minute ride by car
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Port Charlotte Beach Park, 15 minute ride by car
Car: necessary

Covering 820 square miles, Port Charlotte is located north of the Peace River with 165 miles of canals and waterways accessing Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. There are also miles and miles of natural shoreline bordering the Peace and Myakka Rivers, making it an ideal choice for waterfront living and recreation. In all, 14,004 private boats, 28 marinas, 15 public beach access sites, 13 boat ramps and two sailing schools dot the county’s extensive shoreline. The county also boasts about two dozen parks, numerous recreation areas and a federal wildlife refuge.

Twenty-one golf courses, tennis courts (10 public) and public pools, as well as four YMCA”S get lots of use from residents. The waterways are sites for a host of competitive events, including fishing tournaments and boat/yacht races.

It’s also worth noting that the Everglades National Park, one of the most spectacular natural ecosystems in the United States, is only a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

Port Charlotte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

one-time admin fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $300

Hand-over until 7pm is free of charge; 7-9pm: $30 surcharge; 9-11pm: $50 surcharge; after 11pm: $70 surcharge.
Hand-over at the vacation home. Pickup may be arranged at surcharge.
Consumables (soap, detergent, toilet paper, propane gas and the like) are not included in the rental fee.
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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1485 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , two Twin/XL beds
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Children are welcome, but the home is not child secured! TV entertainment is digitally received by antenna; viewer may select out of approximately 45 programs, including spanish program, religious content and shopping channels. About 15 to 20 programs are entertainment in English language. For more entertainment there's always netflix and the like. No telephone line is installed in the home. Please use your cell or phone via internet. Rental fees include all applicable taxes, electric, water, sewage, heating, cooling, internet. Consumables (gas, soap, toilet paper and the like) and groceries are not included in the rental fee. Final cleaning is charged only if necessary.

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