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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Three-bedrooms Plus Den, Three Baths, Relaxation At Its Finest!

We built an awesome home in a fantastic setting and we want to share it with you. Upon your arrival, you'll know that you're in for a treat. A brick paver driveway and walkway lead to an inviting glass double door. Upon entering that door, the welcoming entryway opens up to the spacious great room and its soaring coffered ceiling. The great room is also open to a spectacular kitchen and dining area. You'll enjoy the view of the fully screened brick paver lanai, heated pool, and spa. Zero corner sliders in the great room and dining room disappear to completely open the living area up to the lanai. This sensational feature allows for the perfect blending of outdoor and indoor living. The beautiful pool is 13x26 and includes a sunshelf that is ideal for sunning and for the little ones. The home offers three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, plus a den with a queen-sized sofa sleeper. With tasteful 18x18 tile floors extending throughout the home, exquisite granite countertops in the kitchen, all bathrooms, and even the laundry room, the zero corner sliders, three beautiful coffered ceilings, and the saltwater pool and spa, this is the ideal Florida lifestyle experience!

The house is beautiful!

The home is set on a southern exposure lot so you'll get plenty of that famous Florida sun. We recently added an 8 by 16 foot dock so you can secure your boat or enjoy fishing right out the back door! The canal we're on is a short boat ride away from the river and Charlotte Harbor, which leads directly into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Ken Tharp
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Ken Tharp

We've both been Midwesterners our whole lives, but we've loved the chances we've had to travel. Florida has always been a favorite destination.

Kristen has worked in libraries for many years, and is currently employed in the library of our city's medical school. Ken owns and operates a real estate service business that helps investors minimize tax liabilities.

We discovered when our kids were very little that we really enjoyed Florida. We have traveled to several locations in the state over the years, but we truly love the Gulf Coast. If you haven't been to the Ft. Myers/Sarasota area before, you're in for a treat. And if you have been here in the past, you know what we mean!

Ken Tharp purchased this villa in 2013

Why Ken Tharp chose Port Charlotte

A few years ago, we set our minds to acquiring a home in Florida that we could not only enjoy ourselves, but allow others to enjoy, too. We've been fortunate enough to make that happen! When we found Port Charlotte and South Gulf Cove, we knew we had found where we wanted to be. The combination of close proximity to beaches, golf, and fishing opportunities with the seclusion of a quiet residential area is unbeatable.

What makes this villa unique

When we come to Florida, our primary goal is to enjoy the sunshine and the beaches. Finding a home with a rear southern exposure was very important to us so we could maximize the impact of the sun on the lanai and pool. Creating a Florida experience within that home was our objective. You'll love what we've put together!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Beautiful, high quality home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hibiscus. The home is new, and beautifully decorated. All of the furnishings and supplies were of the highest quality, from the beautiful bed linens (and really comfortable bed) to the Caphalon pots and pans. We used the lanai with the TV area a lot. Very comfortable. The owners were responsive to my questions. I felt that they really wanted us to enjoy our stay. The area was quiet (which we liked) and enjoyed just sitting at the dock. My husband saw the alligator in the canal! Gave us something to watch for.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded our expections

  • 5 of 5

From the booking thru to check out everything was as We had hoped it would be. Everything worked and was clean when we checked in. Nothing but complements. I would recommend this to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A top notch property. Not only was it immaculate and well appointed, it was well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night. The directions we were given to access entrance were clear and concise, leaving nothing to the imagination. There was a set of instructions for how to use media and the pool and the dock. These were clear and concise. The home itself is beautiful and inviting. It is well appointed with comfortable furnishings throughout. The beds were comfortable. There are 3 bedrooms and a study with a pullout sofa that has a foam topper for comfort. There's also a blowup mattress. The living and dining rooms open onto a lovely lanai with a pool that can be heated and a hot tub. The kitchen is EXTREMELY well stocked. We were there over Thanksgiving and I did a great deal of cooking. There was nothing I needed in the way of utensils and pans. There was a great deal of dry goods in the cabinets which saved money for us. There is a washer and dryer. Everywhere you turned there were supplies. It was fun to just go through closets and cabinets to see what else we'd find. I just can't say enough good things about Hibiscus Chateau. This is a place we will certainly come back to.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We do make a strong effort to keep the home stocked with the things that our guests might need while there. We're glad that you found things to your liking and hope you'll return! Ken and Kristen
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Wonderful family holiday at Hibiscus Chateau

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing, two week vacation at Hibiscus Chateau. Since our 7 month old grandchild was with us and the temperatures were always mid 80s, we were not too concerned with long beach days or lavish evening entertainment. Instead, much time was spent around the property's heated saltwater pool, usually followed by an evening barBQ. The chateau was particularly suitable for us as it was already stocked with pack and play baby furniture and a high chair, saving us the hassle of bringing our own. The kitchen was very modern, spacious, and well equipped, so cooking was a pleasurable evening activity, especially with a large Publix supermarket nearby supplying fresh produce. The area around the chateau is quiet and sparsely populated, so we made use of the provided bicycles to explore the surrounding streets. With the waterway at the bottom of the garden, we did regret not bring our kayaks with us, a wasted opportunity! The house location was perfect for when we did travel about, since the beaches of Englewood and Boca Grande were both within 20 mins driving, the shopping areas of Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda also quite close.

Right from our initial enquiries to rent the Chateau, through to our handing back the property, the owners were extremely helpful and cooperative, promptly responding to our queries. Their attitude, along with the first class condition of the house with all its amenities, make this a must-return holiday, and I have no hesitation in recommending Hibiscus Chateau to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In your review, you've mentioned pretty much all of the things we love about the home and the area! Please come back anytime--we'd love to have you again. Ken and Kristen
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Lovely Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6 weeks at this villa and found it extremely comfortable and relaxing. It is well appointed to meet everybody's needs. The pool and spa were great. In the garage you will find everything you would need for a great day at the beach. The owners were very responsive to any query that we had. We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home for your holiday. We're glad you had a great time and found everything to your liking. Thanks for helping us get a couple of minor issues resolved while you were there. Come back anytime!! Ken and Kristen
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Absolutely beautiful !!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying here the house is amazing and equipped with everything from bikes to beach accessories , and so much more !! And so close to all the beaches !!! The lani and pool and jacuzzi was amazing and sunset is beautiful there !!! We cannot wait to come back to stay here again !!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We're glad you had a good time and would love to have you return. Ken & Kristen
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Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
"A wide variety of botanical beauty. A little less than an hour away in south Sarasota."
South Beach
"Fantastic beach, with lots of shops nearby to explore. "
Fishermen's Village
"Fun place to visit, with lots of restaurants and shops. Beautiful views across Charlotte Har..."
Mama's Italian Restaurant
"Great food!"
The Perfect Caper
"Outstanding dining experience. "
Englewood Beach
"Beautiful beaches in Englewood with lots of great shelling."
Siesta Key Beach
"Unbelievable powdery white sand beach. Gorgeous!"
Villa Capri Ristorante Italiano
"Upscale dining with delicious Italian fare."
Car: necessary

Some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere are within a 30 minute drive. Shelling, swimming, sunning, and shark tooth collecting are all fun and relaxing.

If you're a golfer, you will find many fantastic courses, also within 30 minutes. Four championship courses are nearby, and there's one that offers 24-hour tee times using floodlights! They all rent equipment and players of all ages are welcome.

For fishermen, you can indulge your passion right in the backyard, rent a boat for more serious sessions, or go on one of the many area daily charters.

Restaurants abound, and several great alternatives are nearby. We'll be happy to give you our recommendations, and there's a list of some of our favorites in the house.

For the shopper, Port Charlotte has all of the recognized name stores, plus local specialty shops. Nearby Punta Gorda is another source for great shopping alternatives. A large Publix grocery store (great key lime pie!) is five minutes away, as are gasoline stations and other shopping.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Last spring, summer, fall 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmastime 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £125 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £415
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in South Gulf Cove in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2112 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Two vanities, granite counters, beautiful tile, huge shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Another walk-in shower. Beautiful throughout.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath 3 has a tiled tub/shower for those who prefer a bath.
  • The bathrooms all have gorgeous granite countertops with undermount sinks. Tubs, showers, and lavatories all have upgraded, polished nickel Delta faucets and valves. The tile work is outstanding throughout. The master bathroom walk-through shower is stunning.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beautiful bedroom with sliders directly onto lanai.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , BR 2 has sliders to directly access the lanai, too.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , BR 3 has its own private bathroom.
    Den - 1 Large Double Bed , The den has a sofa sleeper with a queen mattress.
  • The bedrooms are set up with the master bedroom on the right side of the home and the other two bedrooms on the left side. The two bedrooms on the left side are separated by one of the three bathrooms. The master has a king-sized bed. BR2 and BR3 have queen-sized beds. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The den at the front of the home has a full-sized closet and a queen-sized sleeper sofa, so it functions as a full-fledged 4th bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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