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Tropical Gem a Modern, Luxury Vacation Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,926 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6, south facing heated pool

This 3 bedroom 2 bath, beautifully decorated home is truly a “Tropical Gem.”

Upon entering this spacious villa, the family room offers a serene view of the lanai, heated pool, and 100 foot wide, sea walled canal. The family room is well appointed with comfortable furniture and a 55 inch flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure. There is also a DVD player and stereo. By opening the 9 foot sliding glass door, you get the outdoor feeling inside.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with all the amenities of home. There are stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar for casual dining.

Share meals with family and friends in the dining nook while enjoying the beautiful view.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, flat screen TV, and an en suite bath. The master bedroom also has sliding glass doors that open to the lanai/pool area.

The master bath has two sinks, a walk-in shower, and vanity.

The first guest room has a king size bed, flat screen TV, and sliding glass doors to the lanai/pool area. The second guest room has a queen bed and also has a flat screen TV.

The guest bath is conveniently located between the two guest rooms with a bath/shower combination.

The spacious screened in lanai has a gas BBQ grill, dining set,and 6 loungers. The inviting pool is electrically heated and has a southern view which keeps it sunny and bright. This villa also has a dock if you wish to bring or rent a boat or just for fishing.

For an ideal, relaxing vacation in sunny Southwest Florida “Tropical Gem” has it all!


More Details

Property Manager
Lou & Rita
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1926 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
For the health conscious, there is a stepper in the villa for your use. No children under 16 years old.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Tropical Gem a Modern, Luxury Vacation Villa
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

A Real "Gem"

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression was what a truly lovely home and area to be in, and as we entered the home, it only got better. The layout of the home is perfect for our needs. Master Suite is located to the left of the common area (open kitchen, living room, dining room) with a view of the pool and canal. Guest Suite (two bedrooms and a shared full bathroom) are to the right, and one of those bedrooms has a view of the canal and pool. The Guest Suite can be closed off from the main house, allowing for privacy for any company--a feature we really like!

This home is clean and provided everything needed to enjoy home away from home. It has a full kitchen with plenty of cookware, dishes, and even spices. It is beautifully decorated with lovely touches. My favorite piece was the tall giraffe in the master with its head at the top of the potted plant--subtle and effective.

The location for our needs was perfect! We have friends in Venice, Englewood and Punta Gorda, so it made visiting very easy. We enjoyed eating at The Fisheries (about a 10 minute drive) and going to the beach on Boca Grande. We are eager to try Ephesus, a Turkish restaurant located just outside the neighborhood, next year. Publix is four miles away, and there is a Chinese take-out restaurant next to it, which has wonderful egg rolls.

The five star rating is well-deserved!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tropical Gem and your vacation in sunny southwest Florida. The owners and Blue Heron always strive to have our renters have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Thank you for booking with Blue Heron.
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A great stay in a fabulous home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here in late September after an unsuccessful attempt to stay in a home in Englewood with a deep water dock on Lemon Bay (owner cancelled our reservation without explanation and refused to refund our money).

The house is immaculately clean, beautifully furnished, outfitted with everything you might need - all sorts of beach chairs, towels, floats, umbrella, ice chest - you name it. The dishes, glassware, cutlery, serving dishes and large and small kitchen appliances were of a very high quality as was the bedding in each of the comfortable bedrooms.

We had breakfast on the lanai every day and cooled off in the fabulous pool with its canal view. The neighborhood is quiet and filled with lovely homes, all with nice landscaping.

The house is a bit farther from the beach than we usually stay, and there are not as many choices of restaurants, so keep that in mind when renting. We did BBQ a couple of nights with items we bought at the Publix Supermarket nearby and also fish from the Placida seafood store down the road.

Our only negatives were the difficulty finding the lock box when we arrived after dark. I would suggest that the leasing company include specific directions on where to locate it. The bed in the master bedroom is the most uncomfortable mattress I'v ever attempted to sleep on. Fortunately the other 2 bedrooms have much more comfy mattresses.

All in all, a great vacation. Lou was very easy to work with and so helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear about your negative experience with another rental agency. Very happy you enjoyed our villa and your stay in sunny Florida. Thank you for your comments about the lock box and mattress. We will address both. The owners and Blue Heron always strive to make each renters stay as enjoyable as possible.
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Paradise .....The Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks in this beautiful rental....We have rented several homes all over the country and this was our favorite by far....The house is so Comfortable, Clean and We really enjoyed the pool....But it was the little details that made it a perfect rental...The Nautica beach chairs, Umbrella, the comfortable pool rafts and the gas grill just to name a few....It helps not having to cram all this in your vehicle especially since we were coming from Indiana....I could go on and on , but I think you get it ;)....We already booked another two weeks while on vacation for next year...You can't loose with this rental....Ps. Thanks to Lou and Rita for their help on our stay! God Bless The Boyd Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for all your positive comments. The owners take great pride in their villa and greatly appreciate your review. Blue Heron strives to have our renters have a great vacation and we are so glad you did.
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Tropical Gem

  • 5 of 5

Would like to add this house was beautiful in every manner from the décor to the well equipped home. The pool was amazing we spent most of our time on the lanai. Easy access to area shopping and restaurants . Very peaceful location would stay their again when in the area. The only issues was the confusion over the pool heat which said was included and we had to call and have it turned on and Lou came immediately to do it so it wasn't a problem just a misunderstanding on what is included and what wasn't. Very well kept property thanks for letting us enjoy your home as our get away property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for pointing out the pool heat. In the future, we will be conscious of pointing out it is an extra cost.
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Beautiful Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple stayed here and we absolutely loved it! The home is beautiful and very well kept. It was exactly how it was described if not better. It was very well cleaned and maintained. The managers were great with keeping in touch and answering any questions I had. It rained a lot while we were there so the house was a great place to be. I would definitely recommend this home!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay in this villa

  • 5 of 5

My family and me (4 persons) had a great stay in this villa.

The check in and check out process was very comfortable and easy. The support during our stay from Lou and Rita was perfect.

The villa is in perfect and clean condition. The funiture is stylish and perfect arranged.

The location is absolutely calm and relaxing (no direct beach access).

You will find really anything you need for a comfortable holiday - from the gas grill station over entertainment, TVs, WIFI, bikes, pool and beach equipement.etc.

Great - may be we come back once again!

German version

Meine Familie und ich (4 Personen) hatten einen wundervollen Urlaub in dieser Villa.

Die Hausübernahme und Übergabe war komfortabel, einfach und unbürokratisch. Die vor Ort Unterstützung von Lou und Rita war perfekt.

Die Villa ist in perfekten und absolut sauberen Zustand, alles ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Die Einrichtung ist aufwändig und hochwertig (deshalb nix für kleine Kinder).

Die Wohngegend ist sehr ruhig und erholsam, aber nicht direkt am Strand (ca. 30 km entfernt).

Man findet in der Villa wirklich alles - vom Gasgrill über Entertainment, Fernseher, WIFI und Strand und Pool Equipement.

Der Pool ist großartig . Man kann z.B. nachts ein erfrischendes Bad nehmen und die Sterne angucken.

Einfach großartig.Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Boca Grande & Englewood
Car: necessary

BEACHES- Boca Grande, Englewood, Venice, Fort Myers, Siesta Key and many more are within 10 to 60 minutes away. GOLF- Some of the best 9 or 18 hole courses are minutes from your doorstep.

RESTAURANTS- From fine dining to casual beach front cafes, this area can accommodate all your culinary tastes. WATER SPORTS- Rent jet skis, boats, or charter fishing vessels at nearby marinas.

SHOPPING- North, east, south, or west there is a shopping area just waiting to be sampled. Visit Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda or St. Armand's Circle just a stone's throw away from Sarasota.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £78.23 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £234.7
Tax Rate 12.0%

If booking is cancelled, the first $100.00 of your deposit is forfeited.
For bookings greater than one (1) week:
Bookings cancelled within twelve (12) weeks prior to arrival- $100.00 is forfeited and 50% of the
remaining deposit will be returned.
Bookings cancelled within eight (8) weeks prior to arrival- $100.00 is forfeited and 25% of the
remaining deposit will be returned.
Should we manage to rebook; only a $100.00 administration fee is required.
For bookings cancelled once final payment is received- $200.00 will be forfeited should we manage to
rebook your time. If we are not able to rebook, funds are nonrefundable unless there are extenuating
circumstances that are acceptable to the property owner.
No funds are returned once you are in residence.

If requested, pool heat is an additional 65.00 weekly.
Pack n Play and high chairs are available to rent.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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