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Caribbean Flair with Florida Convenience

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:14-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Punta Gorda Isles house description

Having lived in the Caribbean for 10 years, this home reflects our love of all things tropical --furnishings, fabrics, paintings and more. Nestled on the water in a quiet cul-de-sac in Punta Gorda Isles, you are surrounded by water. Bring your boat or charter one during your stay for a trip to Cayo Costa State Park for shelling. Visit the surrounding islands of Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande -- all less than an hour's drive from 'Solitude House.' Enjoy sunsets & cocktails from our westerly facing pool deck & dock, fish from the pier, take a swim in our newly refurbished pool, or enjoy one of the many wonderful restaurants Punta Gorda has to offer.

Professionally decorated, luxurious designer fabrics compliment all furnishings and down pillows, 600 thread count sheets cover all deluxe Simmons mattresses for the ultimate in comfort, and the pool deck, with WESTERN EXPOSURE for maximum hours of sun, has a complete compliment of outdoor furniture for you to capture the rays of the sun. The living room and master bedroom features new Key West tropical design furniture with the other bedrooms complimented by wicker & rattan. A 42' LCD TV in a tropical inspired armoire is located in the living room with TVs also in the master and guest bedroom. Additional amenities include: High Speed WIFi Internet, DVR, DVD, CD, VCR, Video and game library, fishing gear and bicycles for exploring the community.

Punta Gorda was voted one of the 'Best Healthy Places to Retire' by U.S. News and World Report. With the style of the Caribbean and the convenience of Florida, we are confident you will be captivated by your Punta Gorda experience and hope you will be drawn to spend your well deserved vacation at 'Solitude House.' OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL.

Keywords: Caribbean Flair with Florida Convenience

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • King size beds (1) Key West design bedroom furniture with designer fabrics. 600 Thread Count Sheets with down and Dacron pillows, Queen size Beds (1) 600 Thread Count sheets...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The kitchen is supplied with place setting/utensils for eight, including pots, pans, baking dishes, etc....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Dual door refrigerator with ice maker in the door. ADDITIONAL two door refrigerator in the garage...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Catering is available in the town of Punta Gorda (4 miles)...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Coffee maker, blender, toaster...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker


          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Parking is available for RV or trailer within 5 miles from the house. Our 45' pier/lift is available within 30' of the house....moreless

          • Garage:

            Two car garage with automatic door opener and keyless entry pad....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            600 Thread Count Bedsheets and extra pillows...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central A/C and heat throughout the home...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Ample parking in the garage or driveway...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            In Private Laundry Room...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Complete home water softner system Kitchen-Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System for filtered drinking water...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV is available in the Great Room, master bedroom and guest bedroom...moreless

              • Video Library:

                A DVD and VCR library of select films is available...moreless

              • Music Library:

                A select library of CD music is available...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • VCR


              • Free Long Distance:

                Free Long distance Telephone Service within the US and Canada...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                High Speed Unlimited Broadband is available...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Our Private Pool is available just off the lanai...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Four person Lanai table, Chaise Lounge and two Chairs. Additional seating on the pier....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Covered Lanai with table and chairs...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Waterfront:

                        Watch the boats pass by while you relax on the lanai or in the pool....moreless


                      • Museums
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Medical Services
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Surf Fishing


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                      from 5 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer/Fall 2014
                      Jul 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                      14 night min stay

                      $1,000 $3,500
                      Winter 2015
                      Jan 1 - Apr 15, 2015
                      30 night min stay

                      My Standard Rate
                      14 night min stay

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Cleaning Fee $150
                      • Tax Rate 12%


                      CANCELLATIONS: A 60 day notice is required for cancellations. Cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within the 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and damage/reservation deposit.

                      Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended.

                      Payment in full is required 60 days prior to arrival.

                      Payment may be made in the form of Traveler's Checks, Bank Money Order, Cashier Check or Personal Checks.

                      If payment is not able to be sufficently deposited prior to check-in, payment must be made by credit card (additional 4%) or cash.

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                      Last updated: 06/19/2014
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                      'Fish and explore the Tarpon Capital waters of Boca Grande'

                      Rental Boats are available within 5 minutes of the house.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: After sailing the waters between Ft Lauderdale, Florida and Venezuela for 10 years and owning a home and home interior business in St. Croix, U S Virgin Islands, we decided it was time to relocate back to the “states.” Upon the advice of a fellow boating enthusiast, we traveled to Punta Gorda, Florida and fell in love with the small town charm, close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, and the fact that we could still “live on the water.” Solitude House was purchased in 2003 as our permanent residence, only to have life events intervene and take us to South Carolina for the time being. So, with our usual enthusiasm to make “lemonade out of lemons,” we made Solitude House not only our vacation home away from home, but also for our guests. We have furnished our home in the traditional West Indian/Key West laid back motif, featuring tropical inspired paintings, furniture and fabrics that reflect our comfortable but casual lifestyle. We hope you enjoy Solitude House as much as we do!

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                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Solitude House, Punta Gorda, Florida

                        Solitude House, Punta Gorda, Florida

                      • Living Room, Sitting Room

                        Living Room, Sitting Room

                      • Open Floor Plan with Vaulted
ceilings in ALL rooms

                        Open Floor Plan with Vaulted ceilings in ALL rooms

                      • Great Room

                        Great Room

                      • Master


                      • Queen Guest Bedroom

                        Queen Guest Bedroom

                      • Poolside Dinning and Seating

                        Poolside Dinning and Seating

                      • Heated Pool!

                        Heated Pool!

                      • Afternoon Cocktails on the Boat Dock

                        Afternoon Cocktails on the Boat Dock

                      • Nearby Ponce Park Beach 
Located just 5 minutes from Solitude House

                        Nearby Ponce Park Beach Located just 5 minutes from Solitude House

                      • Aerial of Punta Gorda Isles

                        Aerial of Punta Gorda Isles

                      • Back Yard Dock

                        Back Yard Dock

                      • Living Room with Sliding Glass Doors Leading to the Pool Deck and

                        Living Room with Sliding Glass Doors Leading to the Pool Deck and Dock

                      • Read or Relax in our Living Room Sitting Area

                        Read or Relax in our Living Room Sitting Area

                      • Master Bedroom with Pool and Water Views

                        Master Bedroom with Pool and Water Views

                      • Pool Guest Room

                        Pool Guest Room

                      • Outdoor Living

                        Outdoor Living

                      • Newly Completed Pool

                        Newly Completed Pool

                      • Outdoor Dining By the Pool

                        Outdoor Dining By the Pool

                      • The Neighborhood Waterway

                        The Neighborhood Waterway

                      • Boca Grand Beach
Located about 45 minutes from Solitude House

                        Boca Grand Beach Located about 45 minutes from Solitude House

                      • Aerial of Solitude House

                        Aerial of Solitude House

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

                      $143 - $180 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 06/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 14-30 nights
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