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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,112 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

We would love to share our awesome, nearly-new home in a fantastic setting 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 the amenities are second-to-none! Fully stocked with everything you'll need, including FREE WI-FI and satellite TV.

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
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

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 South Gulf Cove

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in South Gulf Cove in Port Charlotte

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2112 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We depend upon our guests to launder linens, make beds, and leave the home clean. Our cleaning crew only has a short time in the home between guests.
  • These rules are strictly enforced. Do not proceed to book if you cannot agree to these terms. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 61 reviews

Beautiful home with everything you need for a family beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything you could need for a fun family beach vacation. We enjoyed the beautiful beaches of the Englewood and Boca Grand area. We even drove a short distance to St. Pete beach. In the evenings, we enjoyed cooking on the grill and swimming in the pool. We will definitely return. This home is our favorite of all the ones we have stayed at. Thank you Ken for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL (Indian Head Park)

Awesome house. Awesome location.

  • 5 of 5

Great house for families. Fully equipped with everything you need and more. Kids waking up every morning to swim and family night swims were the best. Clean and quiet area with helpful neighbors. Thank you Ken and Chris for a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful fully stocked home...

  • 5 of 5

This home is simply beautiful. We had two younger children with us and the home is very child friendly. The gate around the pool was awesome. The house is stocked with beach toys, fishing equipment, chairs, umbrellas, and many other items. Our family had a very nice, relaxing stay. We did not catch any fish in the channel but enjoyed trying! It is not in a very busy tourist area and you have to drive a little to get to places but it made for a quiet week. We highly recommend this house and hope to back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hibiscus Chateau Whoa!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough about Ken & Kris and the Hibiscus Chateau! If you're looking for an amazing place to stay in the Port Charlotte area then this is the spot for you. From the minute we entered the house it felt like home, the open floor plan with gorgeous outdoor space was reminiscent of a family home nearby that we used to visit frequently. The baby fence around the pool gave us peace of mind at night when we put our son to bed and it was a snap to put in and take down. There is nothing you will want for with a stay at Hibiscus Chateau, the house is loaded with amenities, chairs and toys for the beach, comfy lounging spaces by the lanai and pool/spa, beds that were comfortable and enough room to spread out. There is a Publix (Grocery Store) just a very short drive from the house, which was great for those quick shops that we needed to get in for snacks/picnics. A short drive will land you at some great local eateries (a must for trying out the non chain options in the area). While there we rented a boat from a local company and it was very easy to navigate the waterways from the port right up to the dock at the house. There are amazing spots that can be accessed with a boat that are not possible to get to by car! Ken was always available for any questions that came up and responded quickly. We definitely hope to return again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out all of the supplies and amenities we provide at Hibiscus Chateau, and for the kind words about the home. The area is great, too, and you're right, there really are a lot of local (non-chain) restaurants nearby. We're so glad you had a great time. Hope you'll come back!
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Wonderful Home! Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this vacation rental! It was spotless and modern. The home was beautifully furnished and comfortable. We loved the location; it was so quiet but close enough to everything. My husband and son went fishing at the Boca Grande pier every morning - 15 minutes away. It's also close to Port Charlotte with many shops, movies, and restaurants.

The pool and spa at this home are gorgeous, and we had fun floating around the pool. Myakka State Park is about 30 minutes away if you want to take a boat ride, ride a bike, or see alligators up close.

It was nice meeting Ken and Kris the owners who are building another beautiful house just down the street from this one.

Thanks for a wonderful vacation and we hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You pointed out so many of the things we love about our location, and we appreciate your nice comments about our home. It was fun to meet you. As I mentioned, we don't get the chance to meet our guests very often! We're excited about the new home, but we love this one just as much!
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Southport, NC

Excellent home. Leaves little to not enjoy

  • 5 of 5

The spa, pool, openness to the outside and spacious and well appointed inside are highlights. The king size bed is exceptionally comfortable. The bathroom and especially the walk in shower handicapped accessible is terrific. Outside tv is an added bonus. The only item that needs to be addressed is that the pool and spa need railings to make it totally handicapped accessible. The children fence is a great safety item. Finally the house is very well equipped in all regards. Pool accessories tools bikes and beach chairs make the place complete. We would love to rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your thoughtful comments. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay at Hibiscus Chateau.
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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 Bar & Grille
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
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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late spring, summer, fall 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmastime 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7
Cleaning £140.86 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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