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Stunning & Spacious 4 Bed/3 Bath With Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,888 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 90 nights


About the property

3888 Sq Ft Mediteranean-Style Home With Open Floorplan. Superbly Furnished!

Location: Between Port Charlotte and the Rotonda/Englewood area of sunny Southwest, Florida, USA. (approximately 30 min. from Punta Gorda Airport, 60 min. from either the Sarasota or Fort Myers airports, and 90 min. from Tampa/Clearwater Airport).

Situated within minutes on Florida's beautiful gulf coast, this outstanding luxury home is located in a quiet neighborhood only minutes away from unspoiled white sandy beaches including Boca Grande, Englewood, and Manasota Key! The area also boasts nature reserves, several golf courses, boating/jet skiing, and fishing.

Living Accommodations: private home (sleeps 8). 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2-car attached garage, and heated salt-water pool on enclosed lanai.

This 3,888 sq. ft. home, built in 2007, includes many builder upgrades and is immaculately maintained. Located directly across the street from a canal, it offering stunning views. The open floor plan, 10’ ceilings, Mediterranean-style furnishings, and highest quality amenities are sure to set the tone for a perfect stay.

Massive front doors lead to the formal dining area which has direct access to the pool/lanai. You can also enjoy the formal sitting area, which allows guests to visit with friends or just relax and read a good book.

A large great room offers comfortable seating for the entire family, a 55” Samsung LCD flat screen TV, and direct access to the pool/lanai.

The large fully-equipped kitchen offers stainless steel appliances: full-size oven, cooktop range, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and dishwasher. It is also stocked with utensils, tableware, cookware, and convenience appliances such as a coffee maker (regular and a Kuerig), 4-hole toaster, mixer, blender, cutting boards, and food storage containers. Plastic glasses are also provided for use on the lanai/pool area.

A breakfast nook with high-top seating for 4 overlooks the pool, or you may opt for a more informal meal at the kitchen’s counter bar area (2 barstools).

Located off the kitchen is the utility room with washer and dryer, sink, laundry sorter, and an iron/ironing board.

The fully-screened lanai offers a salt water pool where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or turn the jets on for a relaxing whirlpool effect. Lounge in the sun while listening to the tranquil sound of the pool’s waterfall or relax in one of the comfortable sitting areas while enjoying your morning coffee and watching the beautiful Florida sunrise. An outdoor shower allows you to rinse off after swimming, and safety pool fencing is available for younger children should it be required.

Sleeping accommodations: A master bedroom is privately located on one side of the house which includes hardwood floors, king-size bed, huge full-length mirror, 48” flat screen television, and walk-in closet. You’ll also enjoy direct access to the pool/lanai from the master bedroom. The en suite master bath includes double sinks, jacuzzi bath, walk-in roman shower, and a separate water closet.

On the opposite side of the house, you will find two additional bedrooms (queen beds in each) which share a full-size bathroom with double sinks and a walk-in shower. Handicapped rails are located near toilet and in shower if needed. This area can be closed off to separate the sleeping quarters from the living area.

A 4th bedroom, which includes a twin trundle bed and large entertainment center, is located off the back of the family room. It has its own bathroom with walk-in shower and can also be closed off from the family room for privacy. This area also has a separate entrance to the pool/lanai.

Provisions: Towels, sheets/blankets/pillows are provided. Alarm clocks are in all bedrooms. There are four televisions with DirecTV located throughout the house. DVD players are also present for your viewing pleasure.

NOTE: Local phone calls and Wi-Fi internet service are available. Be sure to bring your personal laptop!

* We are proud to offer this home to Non-Smoking guests. Sorry, but we do not rent to college students. Absolutely NO PETS allowed.

More Details

Betty and Kevin Dennis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2018

About Betty and Kevin Dennis

We currently live on Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma and have been blessed with friends and neighbors that are more like family. We've come to cherish them dearly and love the excitement that lake life provides! On the other hand, there is something so peaceful about listening to the waves roll in/out along the beach that seems to carry all your troubles away. While visiting Florida in 2012, we instantly fell in love with this area and knew we wanted to be a part of it! We are thrilled to be able to share our home with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Betty and Kevin Dennis purchased this house in 2012

Why Betty and Kevin Dennis chose South Gulf Cove

When we first walked into this house, we knew we found our dream home. Its secluded far enough from the hectic city life to enjoy the peace and tranquility, yet close enough to enjoy a wide variety of activities and dining. Plus the nice sized yard means the neighbors aren't right on top of you, so you're afforded some privacy if sitting outdoors. It's the best of both worlds!

What makes this house unique

The nearby beaches are beautiful and offer everything from shelling, to quiet walks, to fishing. Golfers have a choice of several courses to play. Plus, you are close to both Sarasota and Fort Myers for dining, shopping, shows, theater, and events. Day excursions, nature preserves, island hopping, walking/biking trails are also just minutes away.


South Gulf Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3888 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sinks, Roman shower, and seperate water closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double sinks, lg. shower, hand rails near toilet & in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , fully-tiled, large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , on lanai near pool area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , tundle bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
NOTE: There is a seperate detached garage to side of home. This is for owner's personal use only and is not included in the rental cost of home.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a few problems but overall a property that was clean and spacious. The area of south gulf cove is very nice with wonderful people around .

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melville, NY

Winter 2018

  • 5 of 5

We immensely enjoyed our 3 months at Kevin and Betty's house. The home is comfortable, roomy, beautiful pool, and a nice quiet place to enjoy life. Being so close to Gasparilla Island with it's fantastic beaches and restaurants was a real plus. Riverwood Golf Club is open to non-members and is a beautiful golf course. Having the Tampa Bay Rays spring training facility 10 minutes away allowing us to see our New York Yankees up close and personal was a wonderful experience. We went to a rodeo, polo match, rented boats, and enjoyed quiet walks in a beautiful are of Florida. Unfortunately, a couple of things went wrong with the house during our stay - as happens with all houses. The good news is that Betty was amazing in her efficiency and speed in responding to our requests. I give our experience a Perfect 10.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Spacious Villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home! Betty was more than helpful with the booking and was always available prior and during our stay for any questions or concerns we might have. We have two teenage daughters who enjoyed relaxing by the pool and the volleyball net and bicycles were an added bonus! The house is exceptionally decorated and the kitchen is well stocked with every amenity we needed! A super location with a quiet street and close to parks and trails. Thank you Betty for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for three months. Although FL living is mostly about being outside, when we needed to be indoors this home was very comforting. We cooked most of our meals there and used the grill. The kitchen is fully equipped as well as the rest of the home. Although we rarely used the pool, it was nice to have the few times we did use it. It was nice to have room for the few visitors that we did have. The home was easy to keep clean during our stay. The few problems that did arise were quickly taken care of. We, also, appreciated the quiet area it is located in. The mating woodpeckers when we first arrived did give us pause for concern while they pecked at the metal gutters. But once they had all mated, no more morning noise. With the area filled with biking, hiking, swimming, group classes at the Y, golf, boating, fishing, birdwatching, sightseeing, great restaurants, shopping, movie theater that offered Opera, car shows, etc., we were never bored! We like the area so well that we decided to build.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Addison, Il

Southwest Florida Home

  • 5 of 5

We had rented near this location and liked it very much however, this home was much nicer than our previous rentals.The home and property was nicely cared for, and if during our three month stay if there was any problem with the home or pool all we had to do was make one phone call to the owners and the problem was resolved. The community is quiet and nicely maintained. The location is close to beaches and very good restaurants. Our refundable deposit was returned promptly. We recommend the home for a short or an extended stay in Florida.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a tranquil setting!

  • 5 of 5

I actually found this home as a winter getaway for my parents but it turned into much more than that. Not only did I take my wife and children down from Michigan to visit Dad and Mom, two of my brothers did the same thing with their families. We all took turns but the accommodations were excellent for this type of vacation due to the split plan design of the home. The setting is out of the way and quiet, which was my parents desire, no hustle and bustle. We did find that it is closely located to some great off shore fishing and even boat rental for the more adventurous types like me.

The furniture is all new and top quality and the beds are new and comfortable as well. We found the home to be very clean and that was a big consideration as we are also "clean freaks". There are cable TV's, with DVD players in each area as described which is a big plus when the grandchildren want to watch shows on their own.

The pool is very nice and in top working order, no surprises there. It is more of a place to cool of and relax that something for diving though.

The garage is large and clean as well and was a big plus for Dad and Mom's SUV, which fit in without any trouble.

To sum this up, Dad and Mom will be staying again next winter but my younger brother is taking his family over winter break, so we will be staying home....wishing that we were there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Don Pedro Ferry Terminal, Englewood
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Boca Grande
Car: necessary

Just one block from the house, guests can leisurely stroll or jog along the paved walking trail which meanders alongside the water and throughout the subdivision or relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this perfect location.

Port Charlotte Stadium, the Tampa Bay Rays spring training ground, is en route to Port Charlotte Town Centre. Charter fishing is available at nearby Placida Harbor.

The major Florida Theme parks are close enough to be accessible, yet far enough to avoid the crowds if you choose. The drive time to Busch Gardens (Tampa) is approx. 1.5 hours. Disney World (Orlando) takes about 2.75 hours, while the Kennedy Space Center is approx. 3.5 hours. Other attractions include the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota (approx. 1 hr) and the Everglades (approx. 2 hours).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Heated Pool (per month) $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $250

Check In: 3:00 PM / Check out: 10:00 AM

Rates include: A/C, electric, water, cable tv, local phone, and free Wi-Fi access. (Renters must bring own laptop or other wireless devise). A heated pool is offered during winter months at a $250/month fee. Pool is set at a constant 86 degrees.

Max occupancy is 8. This is a "No Pet" and "No Smoking" home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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