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

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in South Gulf Cove - Hibiscus Chateau

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

JAN 2, 2017 to JAN 16, 2017 AVAILABLE!! Due to recent revisions in bookings, two weeks in early January 2017 have come open and are now available! Please inquire asap to reserve your time in the sun! Please get in touch!!

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 and brand new.

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ken Tharp
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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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 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

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
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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
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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
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A stunning modern family home with everything you need in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail to this beautiful property was amazing. You walk into a large open spaced family home with the whole house overlooking the beautiful pool and canal. The decor was stunning with gorgeous homely features as well as photos of local areas.

I loved the spacious kitchen, which had everything needed. The owners allow the use of chairs and parasols to take to the beach as well as toys for the pool. The bedrooms were all very spacious with ample of storage and the bathrooms were all clean and again spacious.

A well stocked supermarket is a 10 minute drive away as well as many other amenities.

There are many things to do in this lovely area. We managed 3 different beaches, a shopping day and 2 boat trips during our week stay! Boca Grande is not to be missed. The highlight being our day out on a boat that we hired and took over to Cabbage Key and on our return we had Dolphins swim right up to the boat with us. Not a sight we have in the UK!

We had a very comfortable week here all made extremely easy by Ken the owner who was always quick to respond to any questions we had on the house prior to our arrival and also whilst we there with advice on the local area. Ken was also quick to acknowledge receipt of payments and at forwarding details of the house before our arrival.

I would absolutely recommend a stay at Chateau Hibiscus to explore this spectacular area of Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Hibiscus Chateau is a great home away from home! It is clean, smells nice and comfortable. The home also provides great access to open water. We rented a boat for the week and can't say enough about how much we enjoyed it. We fished within the Cove canals along the Mangroves. We also visited some beaches, took the kids tubing all around the area, explored Peace River and fished in the open water. We feel fortunate to have found such a perfect place to do something we love. Ken is an incredible host. He was extremely attentive to insure that we had everything we needed. We will be back. Thank You!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had such a great time and found so many things to do. Your review points out some of the various activities that our guests find time to enjoy while at our home, and we thank you for the kind words about the house, too. Please come back anytime--we'd love to have you again!!!!
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Summertime delight

  • 4 of 5

This property was as nice as what you see online. Fully eguiped with everything you could need.very comfortable beds and furniture.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmastime 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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 £79 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £393
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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