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Beautiful, Spacious Home Constructed In 2014 With Heated Salt Water Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

You won't feel crowded in this 2050 square feet home constructed in 2014. After day trips to Sarasota, St Armands Circle, Venice, Siesta Key, Boca Grande, Naples, Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Englewood Beach, you can relax in the private, heated pool! The house is located in Gulf Cove subdivision, a private, quiet, peaceful retreat located between Port Charlotte and Englewood. The house is very close to the Myakka River and the Myakka State Forest. There is no house on either side or to the rear.The streets are lightly traveled and perfect for enjoying the two bicycles that are provided. Englewood Beach is 11.5 miles away, many other beaches and attractions are accessible for short day trips. Additional furniture is being added, photos will reflect this soon.

Ernie or Sue Skelton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About Ernie or Sue Skelton

Retired residents of Delray Beach, Florida

Ernie or Sue Skelton purchased this house in 2014


Gulf Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Guests have use of the entire house with the exception of a locked owner's closet and a portion of the garage.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Spacious Home Constructed In 2014 With Heated Salt Water Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely home and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this home. The house was extremely clean and spacious for our group of 6. Pool area was fantastic...salt water pool great! Owners were so kind and helpful leading up to our stay and with one minor problem that occurred during our stay. What you see on VRBO is a very accurate reflection of what you get. If I were to give any comments or suggestions it would be to note that it is a little drive to get to places like Englewood or Punta Gorda, but easy enough to get there. We would have loved having a couple more lounge chairs around the pool. Thank you Ernie and Sue!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this bright, new house for 3 months. It is very clean and comfortable. All appliances are new and work well. We had visitors four times and they were so happy to have their own bedroom and immaculate bathroom to themselves.

The pool is warm, clean and perfectly maintained by the pool guy who comes once a week. The lanai has two tables and six dining chairs. Two more outside chairs could be brought in from the front porch if needed. There is one lounge chair which is comfortable even though it's missing one cushion out of three. We bought two beach chairs to use at the beach and we also used them at the pool. We love the beach, but many days we stayed "home" because it was so peaceful there. It's very private - no neighbors can see you or hear your music playing.

Englewood Beach is about 20 minutes away and we loved it there. Boca Grande is lovely too, but takes longer to get there. We would go to Englewood Beach if we were going to go for 2-3 hours. If we were going for the day, we went to Boca Grande, parked at South Beach Grill, then stayed and had dinner there.

Montgomery Rd neighborhood is great to walk in because there are very few cars that go by. Drivers always pull way over and give a little wave. There are no pictures on the site that show what the front view is. It's of the canal and there are no houses obstructing the view. It's beautiful!

The house is 4 miles in from main road where there are grocery stores, restaurants, stores. Seemed like a long way at first, but we quickly became aware of the privacy that this offered. Our favorite restaurants were Farlow's and Flatbread Pizza.

We never had any problems to report to the owners. Any questions we had were answered immediately or within a couple of hours. They were great to work with.

We would recommend this house without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, restful, quiet vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Ernie and Sue were great to work with! The house was big and comfortable. The pool was fantastic. We loved Gulf Cove community. It was quiet, people were super friendly and the view was great! Close to all the stores and beaches. We had a great relaxing vacation! If you are looking for a smooth booking, quiet place with a great house and pool close to all the fun, but far enough to be away from the noise each night, this will be a great choice for you! Thanks again Ernie and Sue!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 stars and hope to be back!

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome home. Because of all the woods behind the home it felt like you were far away from everything. There are neighbors across the streets and on the canals, but you don't even feel like you are in a neighborhood due to the location. This is a nature lovers dream.

The salt water pool ...didn't realize how much more enjoyable the swimming could be without the chlorinated water...we love this first time experience. Owners were great to work with. Boca Grande Beach, we tried it and found it very nice and worth $3 parking and $6 bridge cost.

We want to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, peaceful, secluded feeling and 30 minutes from the Gulf ...hope to return

  • 5 of 5

This place was so nice. Just the 2 of us came to celebrate our anniversary with no kids.

This neighborhood for now isn't fully built so there are lots of trees surrounding the back and the sides so at night you hear nothing but peace and quiet (or turtles or something?) and theres no one to watch swiming in the salt water pool. The stars are so bright as the are no street lights so sitting in the back under the screened in lanai was so relaxing. We saw in the area, osprey, wild boar, turtles, lizards, raccoons. The house has kitchen items that weren't expected and nice to have such as a blender, crockpot, waffle, maker and more. This is a 10 minute drive to a grocery store, 20 minutes for shopping and Starbucks and restaurants and 30 minutes to boca grande lighthouse beach where we found amazing shells and saw sharks and stingrays on the choppy side.

Of note: There are no blinds on the front door so we purchased disposable stick on blinds from lowes for $10, although many don't drive or walk by, we aren't fans of people seeing in the front glass door at night. There are No blinds on back windows, although it's a Forrest back there, I like some kind of curtains, but I would go back despite that. Also, the master bed was really hard so we moved into one of the other bedrooms as we like a bit of softness to our bed. If we are able to go back and it's more than us 2, we will request the owners get some type of cushion for on top of the master mattress as we couldn't sleep on that mattress. We contacted the owners for suggestions on places to go in the area and they were very nice and helpful.

If you like being in a place that's not in a crowded area and don't mind driving everywhere then you will love this clean house. We did and we visited the first week of November 2015 which is our favorite time in Florida. Nice to know.... They had door alarms for the 2 sliding doors that go to the pool to protect children, you can park 1 car in the garage, bring beach towels, 2 bikes provided, one cool the other was like mary poppins LOL, they have a nice gas grill, which was full of gas and its under the screened in area so no bites while cooking. 😊

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you enjoyed the house, the pool and the area for your anniversary celebration. Boca Grand beach is great and so is Englewood Beach which is only a twenty minute drive. We understand your concern about the front door blinds and will be installing them in the near future. As for the firm master bed, we bought a new mattress last year to go along with the new house. We knew it was on the soft side and noticed that some of our guests would sleep in the other beds. So we removed the soft mattress and bought a nice new firm mattress a few months ago. Since your review reminds us people prefer different mattresses, we will buy a nice soft pad and put in the master closet. That way our guests can put it on if they like it softer or else enjoy the firmness. Thanks for staying with us!
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Excellent Accommodation, Beautiful Home, Lots of Ammenities Provided, Very Satisfied

  • 5 of 5

This was a great vacation and highly attributable to the house provided by the Skeltons.

This newly built home is very large, with a wonderfully equipped kitchen, the large pool is simply amazing with its warm water, the garage is quite large and nicely equipped. We've spent a great time in the pool, porch and near the outside grill. Cable TV is great and so is the wi-fi. Got very good reception on our phones and laptops.

Great neighborhood, very quiet and safe, great location for a quite stay for a big family or romantic couple, as well. Very happy!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Golf
4.7 Miles
The Cove of Rotonda Golf Center
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gulf Cove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 25 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a pool cover that is used to retain heat in the cooler months. It is necessary that the pool cover is used when not swimming so that heat loss will be minimal. Do not swim or allow anyone else to swim while cover is on the pool. No minor children are to be in the pool or pool area unless under constant adult supervision. Guests use the pool and other amenities at their own risk! Guests agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners or management from any claim/loss or expense (including attorney's fees and court costs) by guest or guest invitees. Furthermore, the renter will release and hold harmless any and all parties involved with the rental, management, and reservations of the property and to release and hold harmless it's owners or representatives for any loss or damage to personal property or for any injury and/or death.
Renter acknowledges receipt of a copy of this agreement and acknowledges that have read and understood and agreed to the foregoing.

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