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Quiet Retreat, Tropical Gardens, Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

About the property

3 Bedroom, Double Lot, South Gulf Cove

Welcome to our Florida retreat. Upon entering the front door the foyer opens up to a great room with a soaring cathedral ceiling complete with ceiling fan. There is plenty of seating for TV watching. The great room also opens up to the great outdoors with triple sliding glass doors. Off the great room is an open kitchen and dining area complete with everything you will need to make fabulous meals. There are three bedrooms complete with ceiling fans and two complete bathrooms, one of which has access to the pool area. There is also a laundry room entrance from the garage for your convenience. Outside there is a fabulous heated saltwater pool with a fountain and a 'beach shelf' for the little ones. There is a covered lanai, plenty of sunning area, a grill, several lounge chairs, regular chairs and a dining table, all surrounded by lush tropical palm trees. There is also a shaded horse shoe pit to the left of the double lot property. There is everything you need for an ideal Florida vacation including pool toys, beach chairs, beach coolers and two bikes. There is also an iron, ironing board and hair drier.

Melody & Larry McKay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2017

About Melody & Larry McKay

We are a Canadian couple from the Toronto area. Recently retired, we like to enjoy our villa during the cold winter months. We have spent a lot of time in Florida mostly in the Cocoa Beach area until we discovered this side of Florida. We have thoroughly enjoyed our last four winters spent in this area.

Melody & Larry McKay purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why Melody & Larry McKay chose Port Charlotte

We were looking for something in South Gulf Cove as we have friends here and enjoy the quiet peaceful area. It is close to beaches, shopping, theatres, golf and water activities but is secluded enough for total peace and quiet. We loved the tropical feel of this house and all that it included. It is a wonderful area for biking, kayaking and boating. The streets are quiet and there are parks for walking or dog walking close by.


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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Quiet Retreat, Tropical Gardens, Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
richmond, ky


  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this beautiful home was every bit as pleasurable as the first. The home is clean, comfortable, and private which is exactly what we were looking for.

We loved riding the bikes each day and made that part of our daily routine.

The pool is refreshing and we enjoyed it as much as going down to boca grande. Too bad we can only get there once a year.

We will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, thank you once again for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay again and look forward to having you back. It is a pleasure to have you. Melody and Larry
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richmond, ky

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Great accommodations with all the amenities we could ask for. Great location, relaxing pool, and the home itself is very clean and comfortable.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a vacation home and this place was amazing. The owners are very friendly and are very easy to communicate with. House comes with everything you need from Pots, pans, dishes, towels, beach toys, heated pool and much more. Ive recommended this house to friends and anyone looking for a great stay. House is extremely clean and well maintained. Would definately stay here again. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ft. Myers or Sarasota
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pig & Whistle, The Cove Restaurant
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Englewood Beach
Car: necessary

There are several world class beaches within a 30 minute drive. You can collect shells and sharks teeth on Englewood Beach or relax on the beautiful beaches of Gasparilla Island. Siesta Key beach is a very popular white sand beach a little farther away. Venice Beach is known for its shark teeth. There are enough golf courses in the area to golf at a different one every day of the week including four championship courses. There are numerous marinas nearby to rent a boat or go on daily fishing charters. Fishing piers nearby are also very popular. There are also sight seeing charters from nearby Fishermans Village or Boca Grande. Restaurants abound with several within a short drive. Port Charlotte has all the popular chain restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Applebee's, TGIF, Chili's, Carrabbas, etc.) within a short distance. There is a Publix grocery store 5 minutes away and a Walmart about 10 minutes. Port Charlotte has a large mall with all the well known stores (Bealls. Penny's, Macy's, Dilliards, Sears) plus many specialty shops. Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda offers unique boutique shopping and restaurants. There are wonderful cycling paths from here to Placida and very quiet streets for cycling in the neighbourhood. 2 bikes are included.


Prices & Availability

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

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Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00 at time of booking
Balance within 30 days of reservation
Cleaning fee of $100. added to final payment

Payment by check or money order in U.S. dollars

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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