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River Haven; Luxury waterfront villa - boat dock, pool and jacuzzi

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Peaceful location and superb views, but with good access to area attractions

This beautiful luxury waterfront villa is perfect for a relaxing holiday, with its amazing outlook and great access either by car or by boat. The villa's heated 28ft pool, with jacuzzi, has a fabulous view over a cross-junction of canals, and the peaceful location is great for fishing and watching the wildlife go by. We have seen manatee, bobcats, dolphins, armadillos, possums, raccoons and the occasional alligator. You're welcome to bring your own boat - there is a public boat launch just a few minutes from the house, and you can tie up at our boat dock. The pool area has a large lanai, plenty of room for lounging, and a gas barbecue.

There are two living areas, three bedrooms - two with en-suite bathrooms, and a den which is either a bedroom or a TV room. The family room has a quality piano. There are 4 TV's (all HD) with individual programming, and a wireless router for internet access.

This superb luxury villa has everything you need for a fabulous holiday or for an ideal longer term rental. See a virtual tour of the property here:- http://sarasota-photo.com/tour/1211cheshirest/

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More Details

Owner
Sue and Ian Wootton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

Why Sue and Ian Wootton chose Florida South West

We owned a vacation rental in Kissimmee, Florida from 1992. We wanted to move to the Gulf Coast, and spent two years looking for the right area, and the right piece of land on which to build. Having looked at hundreds of plots, found with internet searches, we came across this plot purely by accident - we saw the 'For sale by owner' sign as we drove by. 5 minutes later, we had decided to buy it, which we did in early 2002. The house plan was based on a show house from the best local builder, but modified to our specification (providing a second en-suite and larger 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, amongst other changes). It was completed in 2005. We have never regretted our 5-minute decision, and anyone who goes to the house understands why!

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
I75, junction 191
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Englewood, Stump Pass
Car: recommended

Situated on a quiet canal cross-junction just off Cheshire Canal, with easy boat access into Myakka River and Port Charlotte Harbour, and in a quiet residential area. Boca Grande, Englewood and Venice beaches are all within about 1/2 hour drive. Punta Gorda, with its 'Fisherman's Village' is just 20 minutes drive away, and there is easy access to Sarasota, Myakka River State Park, and Fort Myers. Golf courses, boating and fishing abound, plus nature reserves, canoeing, walking. Port Charlotte only ten minutes away has a large choice of restaurants, and mall shopping with multiplex cinema.

Other Activities: Ten Pin Bowling, Gym,

Amenities

Port Charlotte Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Dual basins
    En-suite bath 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Pool bath - outdoor shower , Heated outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Large bedroom with sofa.Luxury en-suite bathroom. Pool view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Adjacent bathroom, waterfront views
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom or TV room. Very comfortable queen futon bed.
  • The master bedroom is a beautiful and large room, with access to pool and waterfront views. Master bathroom has bath and walk-in shower, dual washbasin and separate WC. The second bedroom is also large, with an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. The 3rd bedroom has twin beds, a superb outlook over the canal, and an adjacent full bathroom.. TV's, with separate programming, in master and 2nd bedrooms, and den. Quality beds throughout. Den/4th bedroom is enclosed, and has a superbly comfortable queen futon bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house has 155 ft of sea-walled waterfront access (perfect for fishing), and a wooden, 2 level boat dock. There is a large covered lanai with table and seating for 6, plus 3 sun-loungers. The living room has a 51 inch HD TV, and there are 3 further HD LCD TV's all with individual programming, two with DVD players. The family room, with its beautiful pool and waterfront views, has a quality Yamaha piano. A wireless router provides internet access for guests' computers. 4 bicycles are provided for guests use, and 3 fishing rods.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Heaven on the Canal

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet peaceful location surrounded by nature then this is the perfect place. My husband & I spent two relaxing months in Jan/Feb and couldn't have had a better time anywhere. We so enjoyed sitting out by the pool reading and just looking out at the canal - it was heaven!

The kitchen is well equipped and we dined at home most of the time. The cable-DVR system throughout the home is fantastic and the stereo speakers inside/outside are a great feature.

Ian & Sue kindly arranged for us to launch our kayaks from the neighbors lower dock (Thanks go to Cindy & Scott) and our favorite activity was to row out to the Myakka and laze around watching the wildlife on the river.

We had our dog with us and since this area of Port Charlotte is scarcely populated, we were able to safely walk her on the roads surrounding the property. - Our biggest animal sightings in the area were the many armadillos, which fascinated her.

Our favorite dog-friendly restaurants are in Englewood, just 30 minutes drive and our favorite beach is by the Dog Park on Boca Grande, again only 30 minutes away.

We also golfed at Bobcat Trail several times - since they had a good deal after 2pm and only 20 minutes away. We're only average golfers and this suited us very well - also great for sighting alligators!

End-to-end this vacation home is the best and we hope to return soon. Thanks to Ian and Sue for their attention to detail and responsiveness.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic vacation! We stayed one week at River Haven and had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. It is a truly picturesque setting, on the canal and surrounded by natural southern Florida landscape. The home is spacious, absolutely beautiful, and fully equipped with all the comforts of home and more. The pool was enjoyed everyday by our family. We were able to visit 4 nearby beaches during our stay: Boca Grande, Sanibel Island, Venice Beach and Siesta Key. We saw an abundance of wildlife near the home: alligators in the canal (they can't come up on shore due to the sea wall), lots of rabbits, an owl, turtles and an armadillo! A memorable vacation and we hope to visit again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you had such a fantastic holiday. The beaches along the gulf are beautiful and Boca Grande is my favourite, We hope you are able to visit River Haven in the future. kind regards, Sue and Ian.
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A perfect holiday on the gulf!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic vacation! We stayed one week at River Haven and had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. It is a truly picturesque setting, on the canal and surrounded by natural southern Florida landscape. The home is spacious, absolutely beautiful, and fully equipped with all the comforts of home and more. The pool was enjoyed everyday by our family. We were able to visit 4 nearby beaches during our stay: Boca Grande, Sanibel Island, Venice Beach and Siesta Key. We saw an abundance of wildlife near the home: alligators in the canal (they can't come up on shore due to the sea wall), lots of rabbits, an owl, turtles and an armadillo! A memorable vacation and we hope to visit again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time in this beautiful,spacious and well equipped home.Our granddaughter loved the pool and the added attraction of watching a baby mocking bird take his first flight!(nest was in the white flowering vine by the pool).The canal view is so peaceful(reminds me of Ole Florida). Had fun fishing off the dock(fish had fun too, as they weren't dinner). Boca Grande is less than 30 minutes away,our favorite beach, less crowded and so beautiful! We have been vacationing in the area for over 15 years and this home is now our favorite! thanks so much for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, thank you for the lovely review, I am very pleased that the baby mocking bird survived and flew away. Great to hear that you all had a lovely time, hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Sue and Ian.
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Stay away!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stay away,....... Because if you make this property your benchmark, every other property will be a dissapointment .

We enjoyed every minute of this fantastic house. And believe me, we are hard to please.

Today we have to leave to another rental property. For the first time, we are not looking forward to it. We simply want to stay here,......like,...... forever??????

Sue and Ian, thank you so much !!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sylvia and the rest of your family, We are very pleased that you loved the house. We hope the rest of your holiday is just as enjoyable. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Sue and Ian.
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Riverview Port Charlotte

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many villas worldwide including two in the past in Florida

Taking into consideration different standards in different countries , this one is by far the best we have stayed in .

It had all the boxes ticked and not even the smallest minor niggle . Which for us is the first time every villa usually has a minor unreportable complaint you keep to yourself . This genuinely has none .

As far as the holiday ...well the only disappointment was that it was not long enough and there are too many things to do

I guess that says it all !! very sad it finished

  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Payment can be accepted in GBP and USD. Non-USA enquirers should note that the automatic Exchange Rate calculations carried out by HomeAway result in misleading price quotes in other currencies. If not paying in US$, please enquire to determine the cost in GB £'s. Prices include state/county sales taxes of 12%, and all utilities.
An exit cleaning fee of £55/$90 is payable on all rentals.
Pool heating - £55/$90 per wk, + £30/$45 if jacuzzi heat required.
Security deposit of £200 / $250 required; held for 21 days against any incurred damages or costs.
These rates apply for up to 4 adults and 2 children. For more than the six people it will be $100 extra per person per week.
Rates reduce for long rentals.

Booking deposit of £150-£200. Balance 8 weeks before 1st day of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.