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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 29 nights


About the property


Our newly renovated and newly furnished vacation home is located in the center of Punta Gorda, Florida. You'll enjoy beautiful views of the canal and dock that are just a few minutes to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. The surrounding area offers affordable golf, world class fishing, a historic downtown that features walking and bicycle paths, a weekly farmers market and many wonderful restaurants. Fisherman's Village is just a few minutes away and features shopping and dining.

Our comfortable 1800 sq. ft. home is located in stylish Punta Gorda Isles. Our 1000 sq. ft. lanai is fully screened and complete with a heated pool, a large table and chairs with an adjustable umbrella and a Weber propane grill. You will be able to enjoy stunning sunsets.

Our great room has plenty of seating, a high definition 60" Samsung TV and water views. Cable TV and WIFI is also included. The dining room features a large table, 8 chairs, server and water views. The sliding glass doors open to the lanai and expand the living space. The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a tray ceiling with a fan and is open to the dining room. The kitchen is well equipped. There is also a study equipped with a printer/fax.

The master bedroom has a plush king size bed, walk-in closet and 32" TV. The attached master bath has a large shower and access to the lanai. The second bedroom has a plush queen size bed and the third bedroom has a set of twin beds. The guest bath has a tub shower combination. High quality pillows, sheets, towels and beach towels are provided.

You will be just a few minutes away from interstate 75, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.

The home is 1 1/2 hours from Tampa International Airport (TPA), 50 minutes from Sarasota Bradenton Airport (SRQ), and 40 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Meyers and 10 minutes from Punta Gorda Airport. Allegiant Air services the Punta Gorda Airport.

More Details

Pat Harrington
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

Why Pat Harrington chose Punta Gorda

We chose to have our vacation home in historic Punta Gorda because Florida's best small city has the allure of a world class resort with a hometown welcome. National travel and lifestyle editors tout its premier sports and recreation, blue ribbon arts and culture, and its variety of casual and fine dining.

What makes this house unique

A great place to be all year round. The pool is riverfront with direct access to the harbor. A great advantage also if you bring your boat (boat dock available). Whispering Palms is on a quiet street, yet 5 minutes away from Punta Gorda historic centre, beaches are close as well as shopping and restaurants, but if you like a quiet day .... just enjoy the house !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Punta Gorda in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master en suite bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bathroom with large shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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  • 2 of 5

While this older home has been updated and modernized to a degree, we were disappointed in several aspects of our stay. For example, we were not able to use the garage, as the owner's vehicle was parked inside. The master bed mattress was broken down, terribly soft and uncomfortable. The heated pool was dirty when we arrived, not very warm, and we had to clean it ourselves. The lanai needed a thorough cleaning, as there was dog hair in the corners everywhere, and mildew was growing in places. New patio furniture is needed as well.

We arrived finding ants in the kitchen, and were constantly battling them, even on the ceiling! We struggled with not having much hot water and waiting a long time at each faucet for even warm water to arrive. "The view" along the canal was less than stellar, as the homes directly behind are a bit shabby. We also discovered that the thermostat was being monitored by the owners, which we found creepy.

We would not recommend this rental, unless a serious price adjustment is made. Especially given all the extra fees we were required to pay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret that your stay was unsatisfactory. Your review stands in stark contrast to all of our previous reviews. We are committed to a great customer experience and we are always looking for ways to improve. Thank you for your input.
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Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving Week in Punta Gorda with members of our extended family. Because they live in a condominium, we needed a place of our own so that we could travel with our dogs. I have rented a number of homes over the past few years in Punta Gorda and in other parts of Florida. This home was, by far, the one that I have enjoyed the most. It is well-decorated and well-furnished, and I felt like I was staying in someone else's home, not a rental.

Everything was very clean, and we had everything we needed at our fingertips. Rather than looking around, this will be the home that we will rent again when we come down with our dogs and need a place to stay! Absolutely lovely home!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing, I fell in love as soon as I walked in. It is so beautifully decorated and unbelievably clean. The owners did a great job renovating this house. The kitchen was well stocked, they thought of everything one might need in a kitchen and supplied it. I think it was pretty much near perfect- probably the best house I have ever rented. The beds are extremely comfortable which is a rarity in a rental. Although I brought my own garbage bags, laundry soap, dish washing liquid, baggies, etc. the house was stocked with all of these items. Should you need anything the management company was wonderful to work with-thank you Genevieve!! I highly recommend this house and definitely plan on renting it again!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Class Canal Front Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous, exceptionally well maintained home with designer furnishings and appointments! The owners have missed nothing. Anything you might need to make your stay more comfortable or enjoyable has been supplied for your use. It is apparent the house was renovated from top to bottom, so in essence, you are renting a new home. The property is extremely clean and easy to keep clean. My husband and I spent my birthday week at this property and we truly did not want to leave. It is very conveniently located to Fishermans Village, Rts 41 and 75 and many fine restaurants. We highly recommend this property to anyone who wants first class accomodations...this property does not disappoint!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a wonderful weeks stay at Whispering Palms. The house was spotless clean and beautifully with all new furniture and appliances. We spent time fishing on the dock, playing in the pool, and lounging within the screened lanai. The location in PGI was also great - close to everything, yet on a street with not much traffic, so it was very quiet. The owners have done an amazing job of decorating and making guests feel very welcome. Would definitely stay again and would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary ... thank you for sharing your experience ... and we hope to see you again soon .... Pat and Rick
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St. John's North, NL

beautiful home in PGI

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here at Whispering Palms. the home is beautiful, so well appointed, such attention to detail and it is immaculate... its been completely renovated and everything is new! The beds are especially comfortable. Its so relaxing and comfortable here we have no problem highly recommending this property!. We have rented several vacation homes with VRBO and your home is the most inviting ever. Also, Homesearch Realty staff have been great to deal with. Thank you for providing us with a wonderful waterfront pool home ! Sincerely, Linda and Ed, ( Canada)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Day trips abound:

Ponce de Leon/2 minutes

Port Charlotte Beach/15 minutes

Siesta Key Beach/1 1/4 hours

Sarasota/1 hour

Venice Beach/50 minutes

Englewood Beach/45minutes

Boca Grande Beach/45 minutes (our personal favorite)

Fort Meyers Beach/45 minutes

Captiva Island, Sanibel/1 1/4 hour

Naples/1 hour


Punta Gorda has the distinction of being the ranked the third best city in America for golf by Golf Digest. It was based on access, weather, value and quality of golf.

Charlotte Harbor offers great fishing, sailing, and cruising without the threat of high seas. Sail Magazine named Charlotte Harbor as one of the Top Ten Greatest Places to sail in the United States. Many charter and cruise companies are available to help you enjoy the harbor.

Pedestrian sidewalks link historic neighborhoods and parks, connecting strollers and joggers to downtown attractions and a vibrant city center.

A free bike loaner program is available at four locations in Punta Gorda.

Public tennis and pickle courts are also available.

130 restaurants service Punta Gorda.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Punta Gorda, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning fee £114.45
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.82
booking fee £25.04
Pet Fee £178.82
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pool heat is available and optional at $105/week.
Docking fees are optional at $20/day for short stays of less than one month. Flat rate of $300 per month for stays of one month and over.
Pets limited to 25 lbs.

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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