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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 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!

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

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 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 ...
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 ...
  • 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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(56 traveller reviews)

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Hibiscus Chateau--Waterfront, Southern Exposure Heated Pool/Spa--South Gulf Cove
average rating of 4.946429 based on 56 reviews
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
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Marvelous home...memorable vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent six delightful, relaxing weeks at this impressive home. We have stayed in rental homes before and have come to expect the best that Florida has to offer. We certainly found that here. This house met all of our expectations and then some. It was waterfront, beautifully appointed yet comfortable, had a lovely lanai with heated swimming pool and hot tub, and even welcomed our small dog. The house is clean and extremely well stocked inside and out with anything a family might need during their stay. We were even pleased that there were two bikes available to explore the beautiful neighborhood around us. The area is quiet and peaceful with gorgeous beaches, interesting and fun tourist sites, and great shopping just a short drive away. The owners have certainly gone out of their way to ensure that each guest’s stay is a happy one. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at Hibiscus Chateau.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just keeps getting better!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this home and we have no desire to go anywhere else. The communication from the owners is stellar, the home is clean and well decorated and the location is perfect for us.

I loved opening the lani doors and hanging out in the evening. The outdoor TV is a bonus and it's super comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked, there are plenty of towels and there are FUN pool toys for your entertainment. These guys have really not missed a beat.

I loved that the master bedroom is on the other side of the home of the two guest rooms and that one of the guest rooms has a private bath.

We stayed for two weeks and never once did we get bored or feel out of place. We brought our boat ( Yep, all the way from Minnesota) and had a blast checking out the homes in the canal and going fishing. The lock was easy to navigate and we had no problems with anything around the water.

There are places to eat nearby and we keep finding more each time we are in the area. The beaches are wonderful and there are plenty of places to walk nearby. If you like to workout outside, there is a fitness park about 1/2 mile away that makes for a fun change in routine.

I could keep going but this will get way too long. This is a great place for vacation and you won't regret a moment.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home has it all!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and five children just returned from our stay at Hibiscus Chateau and words cannot do this home justice. The canal provides a beautiful backdrop while swimming in the pool or cooking in the spacious well equipped kitchen. The home is big, yet cozy and inviting. Everything was clean and well taken care off. We enjoyed the outside tv, pool and hot tub (gorgeous patio and pool). My family already wants to book this home again for next summer and we just returned home. Ken was very thorough with all instructions and was accessible for any questions I may have had. This home is a can't miss for any vacation. Hopefully we will be back. Thanks again Ken and Kris

-Brett F. and family

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brett, thanks so much for the great review. We try to do everything we can to create the "home away from home" that works for our guests. We're glad you liked it and we would love to see a return trip--you're welcome anytime!! Thanks again, Ken
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  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our vacation at Hibiscus Chateau. The home is breath taking, when you walk in the feel is relaxing. As Mr. Tharp explained in his emails the home is furnished beyond your expectations. The pictures of the home inside and out are exactly the same. Beautiful sunset, bedding is extremely comfortable and fully equipped kitchen with all up to date cook ware. No need to leave except to purchase food at Publix, very convenient. Lots of pool accessories, great fun. Thank you again. We would definitely recommend this home, see you in the future.

Deanna and Bob Queen

July, 2017

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed your time at Hibiscus Chateau, and we appreciate your observations of the many things we've tried to provide to make our guests' vacations enjoyable. We do hope you'll return in the future and you are welcome any time! Thank you again! Ken and Kristen
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Cole Harbour, Canada

Great Stay at Hibiscus Chateau

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property and everything was clean and tidy when we arrived. We were pleased to see the addition of a keurig since our last stay. Since we also have two young children the pack and play and high chair came in handy. We had a few issues but Ken was helpful in assisting us to resolved them. We have already rebooked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. The Keurig, pack and Play, and high chair are great examples of how we try to have everything in the home that the average vacationer would want. And we're thrilled that you've already booked for next year! Thanks so much!!
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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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late spring, summer, fall 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £107.15 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £357.15
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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