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Heron View, a luxury 4/5 bedroom water front villa with large heated pool & spa.

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

South facing on deep water canal easy access to the gulf. 30 Mins from 8 beaches

Vacation Rental Description:

Location:

South Gulf Cove is on the Cape Haze peninsular east of the Rotonda and south of a line between Port Charlotte and Englewood, and North of Boca Grande. It is within the boundaries of the South Gulf Cove Nature reserve.

The Villa rear faces south onto a Deep Water canal, with easy access to the South Gulf Cove Nature reserve, Port Charlotte Harbor and then the Gulf of Mexico.

Accommodation:

This 4 to 5 Bedroom villa comes with two Master Suites, both with US Queen Size Beds; both have double French doors to Lanai and Pool area. Two Twin Bedded rooms and two Family rooms, one of which has a fold out US Queen Bed, so, with cot or crib it can sleep up to 12 people.

There are three Bathrooms, one each in the en-suites and one family bathroom.

The whole villa is fully Air-Conditioned with ceiling fans in every room for our wonderfully hot Florida weather and centrally heated for those odd cool nights that we sometimes get.

There is a large, fully equipped Kitchen with a table and 4 chairs, Breakfast Bar with 4 High. The Dining table also seats 8.

There is a large fully equipped Laundry room and double garage.

There is a 30ft x 13ft Heated Pool with a separately heated Spa/Jacuzzi that seats 8. The rear of this villa faces south and has the Sun all day. The covered Lanai is 30ft x 10ft and the Sun Deck is over 30ft. The whole rear of this villa is fully caged and is not over looked.

There is a 50ft x 6ft Private Dock. Great fishing can be had from this dock and the fun of then seeing how good Dad actually is in cooking it on the villa BBQ/Gas Grill?

Security:

This villa has a full Security Alarm System on all doors and windows that are linked to a central station, with panic buttons for Police, Fire and the Ambulance service.

All doors and windows that lead to the Pool area have an independent Alarm system, to warn you if the kids try and get to the pool without your knowledge?

We have a local Management Company who live locally, to assist you for any emergency 24/7, and whose office hours (M-F) are 9-5 for any other questions or requests?

Amenities:

It is superbly furnished throughout, as you would expect in any top of the range luxury villa. It is fully equipped, including HDLCDTV’s, HDDVR Satellite receivers, DVD/Video recorders, CD players in both Family rooms, HDLCDTV’s with Satellite receivers in both Master suites.

All linen, crockery and towels are included, even beach towels and toys. Just bring food, drink and yourselves.

Free Wireless High-speed Internet connection and all local telephone calls are also free!

We supply Free of Charge for your use, a full range of fresh and salt water fishing rods and equipment. You just need to buy bait.

Boat Hire: We have an arrangement with a local boat yard, which has a fleet of 10 boats of all sizes. We can sort out your hire before you arrive at a discounted rate.

Activities and Attractions:

The villa is very close to 8 wonderful 'sugar sand' beaches all within a 20 minute drive, with some of the best shelling and shark tooth collecting to be had on the whole South Gulf Coast.

From our dock, the beautiful South Gulf Cove Nature reserve is just 15 minutes sailing time away, from which you can then exit into Port Charlotte sound and then, out into the Gulf of Mexico. There is wonderful fresh and salt water fishing to be had in all areas.

There are 10 Golf courses within a 30 minutes’ drive, including a floodlit, 24 hour course just 6 miles away. There are over 70 courses within a radius of 25 miles of the villa. All courses welcome children over 8, and hire out all equipment needed.

Port Charlotte for all department stores is only 15 miles away, with a large Publix supermarket and two petrol stations just 3 miles away. We list in our villa manual over 20 great local restaurants; there are all sorts of 'take-outs' locally, but why not cook your own 'catch of the day' on the villa BBQ/Gas Grill?

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More Details

Owner
Barry Eastlake
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Barry Eastlake

Hello holiday seekers, thank you for viewing our villa.

Linda and I are from Oxfordshire, England. We have been coming to Florida, with our children since the early 80's. It was then, when the kids were small that we discovered and fell in love with Florida's Gulf Coast with it's beautifully clean 'sugar sand' beaches. The clear, clean, safe, warm gulf waters and all the wonderful wildlife that is all around you to marvel at and enjoy. All this and only a few hours from Disney of the Everglades.

Barry Eastlake purchased this villa in 2006

Why Barry Eastlake chose South Gulf Cove

When we retired, we wanted our holiday home to be in this un spoilt part of the South West Gulf Coast. Which, unlike most of the Florida coast line, it is not built up. It still retains that 'old world charm' that Florida had and is now mainly lost in places like Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples. Come and see for yourselves!

What makes this villa unique

Being within the South Gulf Cove Nature Reserve, you are privileged to see Florida's wonderful wildlife all around you. I have sat on the lanai and seen a Sea Eagle fly down and pick a fish out of the water just 30 feet in front of me. We have a 5 foot Gator, who regally visits our canal and will lay on the surface, he never comes close, just watching you fish from the dock. We have hired kayaks and spent hours sailing around the reserve, fishing, crabbing and bird spotting. This is the REAL Florida. There is not a lot left so we feel very lucky to own part of it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Barry, (13/05/14) We had a great time, you have a lovely place. The pool and spa temperatures were perfect, thank you. We saw a baby alligator off the back and a water snake which the children thought was great. Regards Louise Barnett
May 2014
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • En-Suite #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En-Suite #1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Wheelchair accessible
  • Master Bathroom #1 has a large 'walk-in' shower, twin sinks, Oval bath and toilet. Master bathroom #2 has a large 'walk-in' shower, single sink and toilet. Family Bathroom has Bath with shower, single sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master en-suite #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , With 19' LCDTV
    Master en-suite #2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With 19' LCDTV
    Twin beds #3 - 2 Single Bed
    Twin beds #4 - 2 Single Bed
    Family room/Bedroom #5 - 1 Large Double Bed , With 32' HDLCDTV
  • This 4/5 Bedroom villa comes with 2 Master suites, with have US Queen size beds. Both have Twin French doors leading to the Lanai and Pool/Spa area. Both have large 'walk-in' wardrobes. The Two twin bedded rooms have two 3.5ft singles in each and 'walk-in' wardrobes. Their are two family rooms, one of which has a fold out US size Queen bed, so, with cot or crib in the main master, which we can provide, this villa can sleep up to 11 people. All doors and windows that lead to the Pool/rear area, have an independent safety alarm system fitted, so that, it will warn you if anyone opens any doors or windows to the Lanai/Pool. You can feel safe in the knowledge that none of your children can get outside without you knowing!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hi Barry, We have stayed at many houses, in almost every area in Florida, but we have never enjoyed a house, or should I say home, that can match the standard of Heron View. The view is unsurpassable, the solitude a needed blessing after TOO many 'park days.' You will not be disappointed if you want the weather of choice, the pool you wish for, the view you envy, and the privacy you deserve.' End quote! Possibly a bit OTT, but it's your house... You know what I mean... Feel free to use this quote, and please feel free to use me as a character/home reference. (Name & EMail address withheld) Looking forward to staying again next year. All the best, Andy UK. (17/11/17)

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Heron View, a luxury 4/5 bedroom water front villa with large heated pool & spa.
average rating of 4.0 based on 25 reviews
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Very nice house.

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Very nice house. Great set up. All involved enjoyed our stay there. Big kitchen for many to work at once.

Two of the guys fished almost every day. Fishing equipment provided was not very usable. 7 Poles and 4 reels provided. Only one reel had a handle. One guy have to purchase Rod and Reel to use. Saw alligator often.

Alarm for pool for safety of children very annoying. Would be nice to have override when children not involved in rental. I understand it is a state law, so live with it.

Nice facility.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Charlotte Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was immaculate. We had more than enough room for our family. The pool and spa were great. I highly recommend paying for the heating of the pool. The house was clean and fully equipped. The only thing we had to buy was food. Renting a house on a canal turned out to be a great idea. We caught several fish, and we also saw an alligator. He hung out across the canal in the water for about two hours. Barry also arranged for us to rent a boat for a day, and we toured the Barrier Islands. That was the highlight of the trip. I highly recommend taking a trip out to Coyo Costa Island. Thanks again Barry and Linda!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, England
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was clean, spacious and immediately easy to use. It's in a perfect location on a pretty waterway, with a boat dock, pool and jacuzzi. It's so quiet and no-one overlooks the pool area, so we found it really relaxing. It's just a 5 minute drive to a good supermarket, and a short (20 minute) drive to beautiful Gasprilla Island and the many lovely beaches (Stump Pass beach and Blind Pass beach were our favourites). The beaches were amazing, so much less packed full of people than European beaches.

The villa is obviously well-maintained, with nice fluffy towels and a full set of fishing rods, for example. It has cable TV for those times when you've had enough of swimming in the pool or sitting in the jacuzzi.

Great restaurants nearby too - such as Mama's (Italian), Leverocks (fish restaurant on a pretty marina), and a great tex-mex restaurant next to the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda.

I'd recommend this villa to everyone. Given the number of people it sleeps, it's an absolute bargain compared to hotels.

Tom

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2009
  • Date of Stay: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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columbus ohio
4

Multi-Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family had a wonderful time while vacationing in March at your vacation home. It is a beautiful, clean, well stocked and fairly new vacation home. We really enjoyed the pool area and nice open kitchen/familyroom area. I would recommend your home to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2008
  • Date of Stay: March 2008
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rotonda cc
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mama's
Car: recommended

This large, luxury villa is situated on the beautiful Cape Haze peninsular. On the South West Gulf Coast, between Venice, Cape Coral and Sanibel Island. It is only 40 miles north of Fort Myers and SWF International airport. It lies within the South Gulf Cove Nature Reserve. Just 15 miles south west of Port Charlotte city. 10 miles south east of Englewood and 8 miles north of Boca Grande. I-75 north or south is a 20 minute’s drive away.

South Gulf Cove is mainly a rural community. Most homes like ours are on Deep water as this area is very close to the access for Port Charlotte Harbour, Myakka and Peace Rivers and the Gulf of Mexico.

Beach: You will be very close to our 8 wonderful local 'sugar sand' beaches which are all within a 20 minute drive. They are some of the best shelling and shark tooth collecting spots along the South Gulf Coast. The Gulf waters are very clean and safe for swimming. They are controlled/patrolled regularly by the state nature watch officers. All have Toilets, Changing rooms and BBQ/Picnic areas. Parking is just $3 per day on most beaches (some FOC).

Fishing: Great fishing from the beaches and from our dock. We provide FOC a good range of Salt & Fresh water fishing rods and equipment.

Golf: There are 8 great Golf courses, all within a 30 minute drive, (including one floodlit course), 70 within a 20 mile radius. All courses welcome children over 8, and hire out equipment.

Airports:

Tampa 90 miles (1.5-2 hours)

Fort Myers 45 miles (.75-1 hour)

Bradenton 45 miles (.75-1 hour)

St. Petersburg 75 miles (1.25- 1.75)

Miami 120 miles (2.5-4hours)

Nearest Supermarket and Petrol/Gas stations is just 4 miles away.

Nearest restaurants and take-outs are all within a 15 minute drive.

Port Charlotte is the nearest city with all the shops, restaurants, cinemas, banks and other outlets you would expect in a good sized city.

Full local information on Golf courses, beaches, restaurants, shops etc., is listed in our villa manual.

A few guest comments:

Hello Barry, (03/05/17)

We had a great time, you have a lovely place. The pool and spa temperatures were perfect, thank you. We saw a baby alligator off the back and a water snake which the children thought was great.

Regards Louise Barnett

Hello Barry, (25/01/17)

Just wanted to let you know we once again had an amazing time at your villa. We love your home and the area better than any other place or house we have rented in the past. We hope to be in touch soon to book again next year!

Thanks, Courtney Thornton

Barry, (18/01/18)

We had a great time. The house worked out well and we really enjoyed the pool and the hot tub.

Best wishes, Diana Dretvoist

Hi Barry, (30/03/18)

Just wanted to drop and line and tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in Port Charlotte. The home was beautiful and just as described! The week we were there was unseasonably cool, so we were very grateful to be able to heat the pool and hot tub!

Thank you so much for everything, Bonnie Van Epps

Hi Barry, (03/03/18)

I want to express our satisfaction during our stay in Florida; we were delighted by your home. The West coast of Florida is very beautiful and worth visiting.

Thank you. Astrid Reynouard

Hi Barry, (28/01/18)

Thank you for returning our deposit. I also wanted to share what a wonderful time we had at the Villa. Our party included multiple generations and the home offered space to share as well as privacy. We visited the area beaches shown in the villa manual. As the weather was little cool, thankfully, we had the pool and the hot tub and that's where we spent the majority of our time. We appreciated you arranging the pool heat at the last minute; it made a difference in our stay. We look forward to coming back another time. Thanks again, Ana Asilis

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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
 
Summer Sale
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£795
for 4 nights
From
£156
From
£241
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,015
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Full/Autumn
11 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£892
for 3 nights
From
£241
From
£389
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,522
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,564
for 4 nights
From
£304
From
£482
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,860
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
24 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,133
for 4 nights
From
£241
From
£389
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,522
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,029
for 7 nights
£2,029
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Snow Bird
2 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£710
for 2 nights
From
£271
From
£435
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,691
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
26 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,387
for 4 nights
From
£304
From
£482
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,860
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,699
for 4 nights
From
£334
From
£528
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,029
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee 1-8 people £150.98 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.45

CLEANING CHARGE:
Groups up to 8 people $200 per stay, 9-12 $225 per stay (Maximum occupation 10 Adults plus 2 children under 12 years of age)

Pool & Spa/Jazuzzi heaters charged at $200 per week

BBQ/Gas Grill hire charged at $75 per week

DISCOUNTS:
GROUPS OF 4 OR LESS GET AN EXTRA 10% DISCOUNT (EXCLUDING SALE OR DISCOUNTED RATES)

Staying 3 weeks, you get an extra 5% discount.
4-7 weeks 10% discount, 8-11 weeks 15% discount. And over 12 weeks get 20% off

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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