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Secluded Villa w/Pool, Jacuzzi, Faces SW w/No Immediate Neighbours/Ideal Locale

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,432 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Port Charlotte,Cape Haze, Gulf Coast of Mexico, Florida, USA - This Spectacular Villa Offers the Complete Holiday Experience,offering all you need to call it home

Only a few minutes from the warm seas of the amazing Gulf coast and huge varied outdoor activities for all the family. There are 2 master suites with luxurious en-suite bathrooms, spa baths, double showers and his and hers vanity units, with direct access to the pool area and jacuzzi. The 2 further bedrooms have a shared bathroom, but can be used independently. The lounge and den also have sofa beds, and both have the facility to use the pool bathroom as an en-suite. The main living area is spectacular, boasting cathedral style ceilings, with a formal dining room, spacious, modern kitchen area and dinette, with all appliances and gadgets, and lounge overlooking the pool. The lounge features sliding doors opening entirely onto the lanai and pool area, creating an inviting atmosphere for relaxation on those hot, sunny days and balmy evenings in Florida. The villa offers almost total seclusion, with all your needs taken care of. Pick a lemon from the garden for your cocktail by the pool!

now for those not so warm evenings we have a Pool heater, and for the Lanai a Patio heater

leave your golf clubs at home, and use ours?

we have 5 sets of clubs, Ping ISI'S G2, G10 & G15 and a set of ladies Callaways, just bring your shoes, and replace the balls you lose!

The 4 adult and 2 childrens bikes are great for exploring, and hunting out the abundant wildlife.

we offer Solar heating, and electric heat for those not so warm days in the pool, and an extensive library of Films, CD's and Dvd's for your entertainment.

why not have a game on the NintendoWi?

We even have Jigsaw puzzles and numerous games

Just fire up the Barbeque, pour a drink and take in the wonderful landscaped gardens, you might even spot a Red Cardinal, scrub Jay, or even a cheeky Armadillo!!

the High speed WI FI, means you can share your time with anyone around the world, watch the time difference though!!

We now have 5 televisions, 4 have DVR, so you won't miss your favourite programs !


Keurig coffee maker, for that professional cuppa!!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About The Owner

I have my own gardening business, in the south of England

My hobby is golf and I am the Sussex County Captain

and the South East England EGU Boys manager.

Jane is a Hairdresser, and plays far more golf than me!!

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose South Gulf Cove

If you like seclusion and luxury , this is the one for you!!

with no neighbours, you really can relax with no worries, if you want that song turned up, who cares!

The Gardens are lovely all year round, and atracts much wildlife.

the house has all you need to make your stay memorable, from all the beach stuff to Pool toys.

you can cycle in safety, Play Golf on great Courses, with top quality Golf clubs, no need to bring yours.

you can relax by the pool, in the afternoon Sun.

why not have fun on the Nintendo WI, or perhaps have a go on our Gamming table, as well as numerous board games.

The 4 bathrooms make even the busiest morning stress free, and its big enough for all to find their own little bit of space.

If TV is your thing, we have them all over, even showing English Soccer.

the Music system has all sorts of variety, and you can even plug in your Ipod and enjoy your taste.

It is always great to cook outdoors, but inside we have all you need as well, both formerly and informerly.

we never tire reading all those comments in the visitors book!!

What makes this house unique

It's hard to find a property so secluded, but at the same time close by to all you need.

The extra touches like Golf Clubs and Bikes are loved by our rentals, and those little bits of detail that make a house a home, are found throughout

There is nothing like picking a lemon from the garden,to enhance your cocktail overlooking the gardens, where you often see red cardinals play,or even the odd Armadillo

Guestbook comments from the owner

Richard & Linda Pink;

One of the loveliest Villas we have stayed in, loved the Golf Clubs and the Bikes, more like a home than most.

Tony & Pam Whalley;

3 generations of our Family have enjoyed a wonderful week, after our time at Disney. The Villa is fantastic, and we would like to think we would come back soon.

Armstrong Family;

The Photos cannot begin to portray the spendour of this villa!

We are very envious, and want to retire now!

Who knows you might have new neighbours!

Gibson Family

Our First time in America, could not have picked a better place

no so much a home from home, but pure luxury!
Aug 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the South Gulf Cove around the Port Charlotte

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2432 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , twin vanity units, bath has a spa
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , twin vanity units
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both masters have en-suite bathrooms with spa baths, and his and hers vanity units. Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom. There is a further pool bathroom, with shower, which can be used as an en-suite for the 2 sofa beds in the lounge and den.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , opens out onto the pool, spa bath,walk in shower, twin sinks
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , opens out onto Pool, Spa bath, walk in shower, twin sinks
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , overlooking gardens, en suitte bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , overlooking Garden, en suitte bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The Den has a Sofa bed, with wardrobe, pool bath is adjacent
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/12 (4/5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 master bedrooms, both have queen size beds, TVs, vanity units. Both open out onto the pool. 3rd bedroom has a queen size bed. 4th has twin beds. The den doubles as a 5th bedroom and the pool bathroom can be used as an en-suite.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa offers almost total seclusion, with no imediate neighbours, the remote aspect encourages wildlife, Armadillos, Bobcats and Racoons to name a few and a great variety of birds. A great place to enjoy your own company, but close enough to great beaches and numerous attractions. There is also use of an American Mobile phone during your stay. An Nintendo Wi provides family fun in the den There is also High speed internet access. there is also a patio heater and now electric pool heater when it is sligthly chilly Outside: The large private pool with jacuzzi are both heated. you can enjoy both at a small extra fee.The lanai has very comfortable furniture, for those balmy evenings, with a patio heater for those not so warm evenings! The gardens are well landscaped, with the villa not being overlooked from any side. you can pick a lemon from the garden to enhance that G & T by the pool! Utility Room: The utility room has both washing machine and tumble dryer, with iron, hoover etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided, as well as loungers for your enjoyment. Other: There are 4 adult and 2 children's bikes for your enjoyment, 5 sets of mens golf clubs and a set of ladies clubs.The lanai has a gas barbeque, inflatables for the large pool and jacuzzi. The formal dining room is very impressive for entertaining.


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Secluded Villa w/Pool, Jacuzzi, Faces SW w/No Immediate Neighbours/Ideal Locale
average rating of 4.6875 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, everything as described and really nice place to stay.

We really liked the Pumpkin and ghosts and Witch on the tree at the front of the house-really made you know this was going to be a holiday to remember and we hadn't even opened the front door!

Villa was exceptional and had everything you could wish for, so well cared for and well equipped.

Pool was lovely and clean and the BBQ was really good and easy to use and keep clean.

Area was very beautiful and the neighbourhood was peaceful and so friendly.

You really felt part of the community and not a tourist.

Villa location is ideal for day trips and the beaches and wild life areas are within easy reach.

Supermarkets really easy to find and the journey from the airport was really easy to do.

The owner, Alan, is great to communicate with and sent us a really useful email with directions etc before we left the UK.

The option to use bicycles and golf clubs was a nice touch (although we didn't have enough time to use them in the end).

The wild life that visited the garden was spectacular with exotic birds and a Bobcat too!

A nice touch too was the book the owners have left showing the birds you might see and notes on the one's they had seen actually visit the garden.

Another godsend is the policy of encouraging visitors to leave unused food in the fridge rather than throw it away. We arrived very late due to flight delays and it was great to find some milk in the fridge and some tea bags, sometimes only a cuppa will do!

We left some items for the next occupants and hope they enjoy them!

We made a trip out to Englewood on Saturday to see a local Hot Rod and Classic Car show and for a petrol head like me it was absolute heaven!

The Muscle Car City car museum at Punta Gorda is also worth a visit if you like American Cars!

Don't worry, the area has plenty to see and do if you're not into car culture.

This was a really relaxing holiday and we can't wait to come back.

We have used "Owners Direct" before and really recommend them for a stress free vacation.

"Perfect" is often over used but in this case it really was PERFECT.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! Thank you for your kind words It’s always good to hear and appreciate that rentals enjoy our home
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house and roomy for our crew. Kids loved the pool. Would definately rent it again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

9 of us stayed here for 2 weeks and loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

The house was plenty big enough to accommodate our 9 family members. We all enjoyed the pool, spa, quiet neighborhood and open floor plan. The landscaping was beautiful! The house could use new carpet and a drawer in the frig was broken, but overall it didn't affect the enjoyment of our stay. Owner Alan was very quick to respond to any questions we had and was a great host. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is absolutely perfect. Clean and spacious. Quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Three families fit here comfortably. Two master bedrooms with jacuzzi in room (we did not get to use) but we’re very clean. Three extra bedrooms; queen size bed, 2 twin size beds and one room with a futon(very comfortable also). This place felt like home. We we’re concerned with there having a coffee maker but there was one in the house. Beach towels were provided there also for our use. Very nicely decorated. Overall, all I can say is we will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome serenity

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful home! Even though you are 30+ minutes from a beach (which we knew ahead of time), the peace and quiet on the lanai and the wonderful pool makes up for it. All furnishings are top notch.

We had a question regarding pool heat & it was handled in a very timely manner by the management company. We also had questions prior to arrival and the owner was great in timeliness as well as meeting a special need.

Everything from the the kitchen supplies (plates, silverware, etc.) including the BBQ grill were nice and better than most vacation rentals.

The lanai furniture was second to none. Even though there were only 2 of us there is room for several more people to dine and sit by the pool. We didn't ride bikes but there are numerous ones in the garage. It is a nice area to walk or jog with very little traffic in the neighborhood.

We especially loved the fact that there are no close by neighbors which made it even more relaxing and enjoyable so you don't have to listen to people talking or dogs barking. It was a very relaxing vacation - just what we needed!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Noys Bar and Restaurent
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Boca Grande and Manasota Quay
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

A great place for twitchers!

Also Bobcats and Armadillos are common in the garden.


Beaches are within minutes in every direction. Englewood offers white sandy beaches, and is famous for collecting shark teeth. Placida and Boca Grand are closest, and must be special as even the Bush family holiday there!!

The area is also famous for fishing, and hosts the world Tarpon championships. Boating is second nature here and boats can be hired everywhere. Is is lovely to jump on a boat and have lunch on one of the many islands and Quays nearby.


South Gulf Cove can be reached from numerous Airports; Fort Myers is 45 minutes away, Tampa is 90 minutes away, Orlando is 150 minutes away and Miami 180 minutes away.


Port Charlotte is about 10 minutes away, where shopping and all types of restaurants can be found. Englewood is about 10 minutes away the other way, Placida and Boca Grande are no more than 5 minutes away. There are plenty of local bars and restaurants, Publix is 2 minutes away, Walmart and Home depot no more than 8 minutes away.

Further Details:

Locally there are fabulous beaches, great boating and every restaurant from the likes of Chillies, Outback, Red Lobster and Carrabas in Port Charlotte, to character places at Local Manasota beach like Flounders and Lok’n Key, Punta Gorda is very vibrant and a trip to Fisherman’s Village is a must for any stay.

Longhorn steakhouse has just opened, and Bonefish is in nearby Venice,

Prime is the place for that special Steak Dinner

Jonny Leverocks for local Fish

Ephesius, for a Mediteranean menu, and nice and local

NOYS for a Oriental cuisine

If Golf is your game, there are courses to suit all levels of ability, and good quality Golf clubs for you to use in the garage


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the South Gulf Cove,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pool heat £68.85
jacuzzi heat,per week £34.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £229.5

Booking Notes:
For further information contact Alan or Jane Covey on email link below or phone (UK) + 44 (0)1293 524949.

Changeover Day:
Changeover would ideally be at weekends, but we are flexible so please contact for more information.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in US DOLLARS. Minimum stay 1 week. please contact for rates for long term rentals. Please contact for late deals, great deals in May and June and September and October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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