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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,990 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautifully furnished contemporary hacianda on a main Canal and with Heated Pool

This home has a great layout with the Master on the opposite end of the house from the other two bedrooms. The home has a nice quality feel to it with many extras like separate pantries off the kitchen, skylights, the dining room and family room have sliding glass doors that slide away to a screened in lanai and walk in closets in all three bedroom. The kitchen is at the center of it all, overlooking the family room & TV, the lanai, the pool and the canal. You will enjoy this wonderful kitchen that allows you a view of everything and contains all the tools you will need for your drinks and meals.

The master suite has a king bed with new mattress, memory foam topper and cotton quilt with blue nautical stripes. The private bath features a large shower, storage under sink, large mirror with beautiful tile. The master has a walk in closet, dresser, media table with TV and cedar chest. On the opposite end of the house are two more bedrooms with a shared bathroom across the hall. One has a queen bedroom set with matching dresser and nightstands. The third bedroom has twin beds, memory foam toppers, with matching dresser and nightstand. All the bedrooms have TV's, walk in closets and beautiful, colorful coastal quilts.

On a canal with dock and lift, just 10 min from the Charlotte Harbor, this vacation home offers great fishing, sites with wild life and comfort. The home is very spacious with sky lights and tall ceilings all freshly painted with new contemporary luxury furnishings for your every want and need. You are near so great restaurants, shops of every kind, beaches and entertainment. Four flat screened TVs and WiFi connect you to the media. Your oversized 2 car garage keeps your vehicles protected from the sun. Near you is the harbor where beaches, parks, water views are only minutes away. You may not want to leave the lanai! It is spacious offering a great place to dine, grill, play games and hang out overlooking the solar and electric heated pool and the canal. You also may fish, go boating or simply enjoy the sunsets as the lanai faces west. Most of the restaurant chains that Florida has to offer are within a 5 min. car ride. There are many wonderful seafood restaurants on the water. Fisherman's village in Punta Gorda is 10-15 min. away as are many more restaurants and attractions. In less than an hour you can go south as far as Ft. Myers and north as far as Sarasota and there are miles and miles of beaches in between. Englewood is only 20 to 30 min. away making Port Charlotte a great, less populated less congested home base for exploration..

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel

We have been married since 1967 and have one special daughter who lights up our lives. We looked up and down the southwest coast of Florida for the perfect locations to spend some of our future vacations and perhaps retirement someday. We have always loved being near the beach. We were property owners on Emerald Isle, North Carolina and loved going there with family and friends for vacation. We also have a vacation home in Sarasota and love to imagine other happy families enjoying the pool and making wonderful vacation memories. We were so inspired that we decided to buy another house in Port Charlotte. This time we were looking for a house on a canal for boating and fishing.

Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel purchased this house in 2014

Why Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel chose Port Charlotte

It is well known that Port Charlotte is a fast emerging destination for those who are looking for the 'perfect' vacation rental. This community has invested millions in infrastructure to bring tourism and folks who want to live here permanently. The harbor has been developed for ideal fishing, boating and beach experiences. Warm throughout the year, it affords the perfect climate especially during the winter months. We picked this location for all these reasons. Coming from the Midwest we also wanted the rural pleasure of lots of trees and greenery. Port Charlotte has all the restaurants and shops of a large city yet there remains a country feeling as one drives by open spaces not yet developed. Our backyard canal is the perfect way to explore the many waterways whether you fish or simply want to go boating. It is a safe protected entry to the harbor. We also wanted a community that included a cultural environment. Great musical and artistic experiences are available. For the golfers, Port Charlotte has fantastic courses that are affordable. We wanted to be near the major highways such as I-75 that takes you quickly through Florida but far enough away to feel countryside solitude. You will notice that our house is on a road that has many open lots that are wooded and peaceful. We wanted it all and we found it here.

What makes this house unique

Port Charlotte is a place where everyone is from somewhere else.

The winter months are wonderful after coming from the cold northern states. The fishing and boating is incredible. Port Charlotte is the perfect place to take day trips and explore southern Florida.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Port Charlotte in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Lots of drawer under sink for storage.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Storage drawers under sink, Linen closet and Sky Light.
  • Two spacious baths. The bath off the master has a large shower. The other has a tub/shower combo with sky light and a door to the Lanai. Both with beautiful tile, lots of storage space under the sink. In the second bath there is a linen closet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Dresser, Media Table with TV, Cedar Chest and Walk in Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Has large dresser and walk in closet. TV mounted on wall.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has large dresser and walk in closet. TV with wall mount.
  • Master has King Bed with memory foam topper, walk in closet and spacious bath, dresser and cedar chest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
Lake Villa, Illinois


  • 5 of 5

Clean well equipped with everything a house needs...totally turn key. Extremely clean. Nice quite area. Pool was great. Laurie and Paul... the managers were super. Sent us to a wonderful place to eat. We had two couples that stayed and there was more than enough room. The only thing that i can say that is bad about this place is....someone already booked it for the dates we need in 2019. We had a great dinner of all the crabs we caught off the dock....YUMMO. Crab traps were there for your use....... crabs really love chicken wings and necks. Thank you Linda and Ernie,Laurie and Paul for such a wonderful time. Was great to be with old friends...was great to make new friends...Laurie and Paul

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We love hearing that our guests had a great time. It makes the prep. time more fun. We wish we had another Sunshine home like that one for you for next year. All the best! Linda, Ernie, Laurie and Paul.
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New York native now resides in Tennessee

Feb. 2018

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at your home . It had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and we especially enjoyed having each afternoon sitting around the pool ( which faced West) in the sun. Laurie & Paul were very helpful with any questions we had. We are unhappy that the house in not available next February or we would have booked it immediately.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topsham, Maine


  • 5 of 5

What a great place-it was everything we hoped for and more!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate hearing that our Sunshine Home worked out for you and your family. It is just what is needed after a couple of cold, dark winter month in the north. Thank you! Linda and Ernie
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Awesome!! Just as the pictures portray!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and home! The rooms were spread out and lots of room both inside and outside to enjoy with family. Beautiful home with just about everything you will need for your stay!! We definitely will be back to stay in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canal Home in Port Charlotte

  • 5 of 5

The pictures were exactly as the property showed. We had a great time /beautiful pool and quiet neighborhood

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Location, Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for a family reunion spanning four generations. The house condition is excellent, the pool is wonderful and the space perfect for full group meals, private conversations, personal quite time, and entertainment.

We used this as a base to shop, visit the beach, walk, go kayaking, group meals, visiting restaurants and sitting by the pool or dock. It also provided a base to visit a family member in a nearby senior housing complex.

We enjoyed everything about this house. The owners and caretakers were great to work with. They answered questions quickly, immediately responded to a need we encountered and provided a clean, quiet environment.

Thankfully we chose this house for our gathering!


  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charleen! What a nice review, and we are so happy all of your planning worked out. Port Charlotte is a wonderful vacation destination and my brother Paul and Laurie find it to be a great place to live with everything you would expect from Florida but a little less crowded. We enjoyed having you! Linda and Ernie
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Punta Gorda (Tampa, Sarasota & Ft.Meyer close by)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Riverwood Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt 41, Tamiami Trail (Rt. 75 about 6 miles)
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Port Charlotte Beach Complex
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £108.31
Damage Deposit £252.73

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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