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Peaceful, Deep Water Access, Heated Pool/Jacuzzi & Games Room

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 28 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in South Gulf Cove - Melport House

4 bedroom house with boat dock & lift, huge pool deck, heated pool and Jacuzzi

Our lovely home is set in South Gulf Cove and has deep water access together with a boat dock and lift. Ideal for fishing if you don't own a boat!! There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a games room with slightly undersize pool table. The bedrooms are a good size and the main living area includes a dining area, living room, kitchen and utility room. There is a double garage and also off road parking. If you are looking for a beautifully furnished and equipped house, a sun soaked pool area and tranquility, Melport House is for you!

The lanai is enormous! There is a shaded seating area under the lanai and a 2nd area is the sun for relaxation. The lanai is south rear facing, so if you are looking for a tan, it is perfect! There are no houses on the Melport Waterway far bank, so it is unbelievably quiet. It's perfect!

Beaches are close by, a 10-15 minute drive, shops about the same and there are plenty of golf courses including 6 on Rotonda which is very close by.

Boating in Florida: Our home backs onto a deep water access waterway, so you can bring your own boat or jet ski's, or possibly hire a boat for your stay, or just enjoy the boat dock and some good fishing! The intercoastal waterway is a wonderful boaters paradise with small islands to explore, restaurants to visit which you can only reach by boat or just go out and marvel at the wildlife. You may see brown and white pelicans, Osprey, Manatee, Dolphins or Turtles and the fishing is wonderful!

Fishing: Fishing is one of the passions for visitors to this area. From mid-April to mid-July, the mighty Tarpon game fish arrive in their thousands into Charlotte Harbor and Boca Pass is one of the best spots to participate or to watch the battle between man and fish! The best times to fish are during hill tides and we can give you these dates nearer the time.

For those wishing for something a little less energetic, local backwater fishing is excellent. Different fish are available at different times of the year, but include Spotted Trout, Ladyfish, Redfish, Sheeps Head, Mullett, Grouper and Talapia. Fish freshly caught and on the BBQ the same day . . delicious!

Golf: It's the USA and golf is high on many people lists. There are 6 courses on Rotonda and literally dozens outside. From short executive courses which are about 80% water, to long meandering courses through Florida's natural flora and fauna, there is something here for everyone and every ability level. Courses are less expensive than Europe and most courses include the electric golf buggy in the price.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Peaceful, Deep Water Access, Heated Pool/Jacuzzi & Games Room
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a quiet area and has the creek running behind it. The property itself is clean and well maintained and the furnishing are of a high standard. You are provided with a folder listing restaurants, beaches etc which is everything you would need to know. The owners have bikes and fun things for the pool for you to use on your stay which we did. The large pool area has the sun all day. we found a restaurant called Howards in Englewood which is really good and not expensive. This is the second time we have used this property and we would definately use it again should we return to Port Charlotte. I would also have no hesitation is recommending this property to friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Peaceful Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, peaceful location! We absolutely loved the pool and spa! The temperature of the water was perfect! Some of the houses we have rented have had pool water that was too chilly to swim in. We enjoyed the lanai and Florida sun every day except one which was rainy. The house was clean and well equipped. It was comfortable and stayed cool. It was in the 90's most days we were there. Rebecca is a true pleasure! Thank you for allowing us to rent your home!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we greatly appeciate current reviews, they are so important for future guests! We loved having you to stay and hope to see you again in the future.
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Quiet spot for our big family to relax

  • 4 of 5

My husband, au pair, and 4 children (ages 1-8) spent two weeks in this home over Christmas. The layout of the house is great for a large family with young kids, and the pool area was beautiful. We enjoyed grilling and eating dinner each night outside watching beautiful sunsets over the canal. The nearby beaches were gorgeous as well. We spent time walking and jogging the quiet streets in the neighborhood as well. Our 8 year old loved the pool table!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Wonderful Relaxing House and Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at the villa and it is still the perfect place and location. The house was clean and plenty of space with a nice Pool/Billiard room.

The real gem is the outdoor area. The swimming pool is excellent and if you like relaxing in the Florida sunshine, the large screened outdoor area faces south. so you get the sun all day. The location itself is close to the beaches and is also the ideal spot if you like fishing.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our home and it's always good to hear that the standard is being maintained. We find this house the perfect place to relax and unwind after our very busy working lives. We enjoying sharing our home and it's always a great compliment to have guests returning to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for a 3rd time!
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Wonderful, stress-free vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything we anticipated and so much more. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We love South Gulf Cove and truly enjoyed your home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Part of the joy of having our home is sharing it with guests who enjoy it as much as we do. We are looking forward to welcoming you back if you want to visit this area again. You were lovely guests!
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation. Stress-Free

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house is everything advertised and more. The area is peaceful and very quiet. South Gulf Cove is near the center of businesses and beaches but tucked away from the noise and stress that is usually expect in these areas.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at our home. I believe it's good for future potential guests to know how you found our home currently. It was lovely to welcome you to Melport House and you are very, very welcome to come back whenever you want. We'd be delighted to welcome you and thank you for the comment about the house is everything advertised and more. We were so pleased you found that!
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Tampa 90 minutes or RSW 60 minutes
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

South Gulf Cove is close to the island of Boca Grande and is on the opposite side of the road to Rotonda West. It's a sleepy community laced by deep water access canals It is not highly developed and it is generally the east and west parts of South Gulf Cove which are more developed. The boaters prefer the east side because it is closer to deep water access into Charlotte Harbor and this is where you will find Melport House. It is a perfect location for a couple looking for some serious rest and relaxation, but also great for family holidays were you can enjoy numerous beaches, friendly locals and fabulous weather. You will need a car here, everything seems to be about 5-15 minutes leisurely drive, but it is certainly worth the effort. The area is known in the travel industry as one of Florida's Best Kept Secrets, visit us and you will see why!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Gulf Cove, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season 2016
1 Apr 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Low Season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Prep & standard clean £95
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Optional electric pool and/or Jacuzzi heat is £11.50 a day
There is a one time charge of £95.00 towards the cost of prep, BBQ usage including one full tank of gas and a standard final clean.
On no account can the party size exceed 8 guests sleeping except if there is a small baby (under 12 months) sleeping in a crib.
Smoking is only permitted outside the house.
NOTE: The winter rates of 28 nights or more already include a long stay discount

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Gulf Cove in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a good management company who are extremely helpful and on hand should you need them. Feedback we have had indicates that they are extremely responsive, so if you have a problem, or just want some information, they are very happy to help! They keep an in-house guide up to date and it is full of information about good local restaurants, shopping, sports facilities, beaches, State parks and the generally workings of our home!

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