Enjoy the peaceful, serene setting from the wrap around balcony of this charming home overlooking the Peace River.The lush landscaped surroundings offer complete privacy. Relax while sitting out on the deck of your screened in pool. Home has been recently remodeled with parquet wood flooring and tile, the kitchen has wood cabinetry and granite counter tops.The wooden deck leads out to dock and boat launch. Canoe, kayaks, fishing gear here for you to enjoy.
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay14 nights
2 bedroom, 2 bath designer decorated direct waterfront
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 19, 2018
Why Katy Rosen chose Punta Gorda
This property is our weekend retreat and respite from our busy lives. We love to come and relax, kayak in the mangroves, fish off our dock, swim in our pool, or boat to downtown Punta Gorda. We always leave wanting more but totally relaxed and ready to return to work.
What makes this House unique
We chose this property for its beautiful serene water view, wrap around decks, and total privacy. Because the water is brackish, we see fresh and salt water marine life depending on the tides, including dolphins and manatees right from our deck. The property feels like a private island, but is close to everything!
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Peaceful and Comfortable
Great laid-out and equipped house alittle upriver on the Peace. Its on the quiet side of the river and the mangrove islands give shelter, quiet, wildlife, fishing. The screened balcony with comfortable chairs are a highlight and worth many hours of vegging. The heated pool a perfect temperature and screened from any insects. The house is not an empty rental but well stocked with condiments, spices, paper products and other things to get you started. We will definitely stay again, hopefully for longer.
We enjoyed our stay very much. Your home is very nice and we really liked how private and secluded it felt while still being so close to everything. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Mark & Shari
Quiet and secluded, but close enough to Town and shopping. Everything you need is there.
This property is in a wonderful location. It is quiet and secluded but not remote, there are neighbours around but you would not notice. The house has great views of the river and the mangrove covered islands opposite, it is not overlooked at all. The private boat dock is a great fishing platform or just somewhere to sunbathe and relax. There is an abundance of wildlife, from rabbits in the garden to alligators in the river (we saw many big ones!) Eagles are a daily sight as are many smaller birds. There are some surprising fish in the river and during our stay we caught several small bull sharks (about 3 ft) many stingrays, a few quite big Gars, juvenile redfish and loads of catfish.
The house itself is well equipped, with all appliances working as they should. It is quite a big property and very comfortable for 4 Adults. It has a very nice screened pool which is also very private and not overlooked.
Punta Gorda is about 5 minutes drive and is a very charming small town with a few restaurants and bars. Also, close to the property is a very well stocked Winn-Dixie supermarket.
I would recommend this property to those who seek a quiet relaxing break and personally would have no hesitation in returning. My only word of caution is that the house may not be suitable for small children (outside stairs get very slippery when wet, and there is a strong current in the river)
Katy, the owner responded very promptly to any queries and the whole booking process was a breeze
So, thanks Katy for allowing myself and family to use your house .. hope to return next year
Robert, Dubai, UAE
Where did 10 days go?
After staying in the same (excellent) villa 3 times I finally took the plunge and tried somewhere different. I had my eye on this property a couple of years, but decided to stay in my usual place. I left this place after 10 days wishing I'd come here years ago. There isn't much to add to the other reviews. The property is near to everything, but miles away from anyone! Apart from the pool guy I didn't see anyone on dry land.. just passing by on the river. The house did take a day to get used to, it is dark inside, but the benefits of a cool temperature (air conditioning was never over stretched) make up for a little lack of natural light. Everything I needed was provided.
I came for some fishing and rarely left the dock catching Shark, snapper, catfish, ray and whiting. Dolphins swam passed so close I could have stepped on them (1 stopped and stared!), Osprey, Shark, Cow Nosed Ray, Manatee and an alligator were all frequent passers by.
It was a lovely time here on Riverside Drive. I hope to return sometime soon. The owners always replied promptly and were very helpful. My deposit was returned in full within a week.
If you're thinking of booking... do it!
Very nice place to stay, great location and Katy was wonderful to deal with. However I made a comment about the place not being cleaned very well and got to talk to or should I say get reprimanded by Josh for complaining. The only other issue was when we left we cleaned the place BETTER than we received it and were still charged a cleaning fee. The pool was great and the house had a great layout and wonderful screened porch to enjoy the great views. Other than those issues we really liked it .
Private and quiet with a beautiful river view
We spent 3 weeks at this property and had a wonderful time. The river view and sunsets were breathtaking. Lots of birdlife to view from the screened porch overlooking the Peace River. The home was well stocked with everything you needed to prepare meals, which we did every day. The pantry was stocked with staples like salt, pepper, sugar and spices. The BBQ on the porch was great and we used it several times.
There is a huge variety of reading materials, movies and maps of the river. We enjoyed those as well.
We never saw or heard another person from the house. It is extremely private, in a country setting. We visited in June, and the weather was great.
There are also kayaks, a canoe, fishing gear, and even a ping pong table. Really a great place for a family vacation.
Some very good restaurants are just minutes away, as well as a Winn Dixie grocery store, gas stations, and downtown Punta Gorda just about 8 minutes from the house.
We came with our pets, and put down a refundable security deposit which was returned to us.
The owners of this property were so nice and accommodating, and easy to reach by phone for answering questions. Inner net service was fast.
All and all, this was a great place to stay, in a wonderful neighborhood, right on the river. So glad we chose this over staying in a crowded neighborhood in town.