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Peaceful, Deep Water Access, Heated Pool/Jacuzzi & Games Room

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

4 bedroom house with boat dock & lift, huge pool deck, heated pool and Jacuzzi

Our lovely home is set in South Gulf Cove and has deep water access together with a boat dock and lift. Ideal for fishing if you don't own a boat!! There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a games room with slightly undersize pool table. The bedrooms are a good size and the main living area includes a dining area, living room, kitchen and utility room. There is a double garage and also off road parking. If you are looking for a beautifully furnished and equipped house, a sun soaked pool area and tranquility, Melport House is for you!

The lanai is enormous! There is a shaded seating area under the lanai and a 2nd area is the sun for relaxation. The lanai is south rear facing, so if you are looking for a tan, it is perfect! There are no houses on the Melport Waterway far bank, so it is unbelievably quiet. It's perfect!

Beaches are close by, a 10-15 minute drive, shops about the same and there are plenty of golf courses including 6 on Rotonda which is very close by.

Boating in Florida: Our home backs onto a deep water access waterway, so you can bring your own boat or jet ski's, or possibly hire a boat for your stay, or just enjoy the boat dock and some good fishing! The intercoastal waterway is a wonderful boaters paradise with small islands to explore, restaurants to visit which you can only reach by boat or just go out and marvel at the wildlife. You may see brown and white pelicans, Osprey, Manatee, Dolphins or Turtles and the fishing is wonderful!

Fishing: Fishing is one of the passions for visitors to this area. From mid-April to mid-July, the mighty Tarpon game fish arrive in their thousands into Charlotte Harbor and Boca Pass is one of the best spots to participate or to watch the battle between man and fish! The best times to fish are during hill tides and we can give you these dates nearer the time.

For those wishing for something a little less energetic, local backwater fishing is excellent. Different fish are available at different times of the year, but include Spotted Trout, Ladyfish, Redfish, Sheeps Head, Mullett, Grouper and Talapia. Fish freshly caught and on the BBQ the same day . . delicious!

Golf: It's the USA and golf is high on many people lists. There are 6 courses on Rotonda and literally dozens outside. From short executive courses which are about 80% water, to long meandering courses through Florida's natural flora and fauna, there is something here for everyone and every ability level. Courses are less expensive than Europe and most courses include the electric golf buggy in the price.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Gulf Cove in Port Charlotte

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation 8+ weeks prior to arrival - Deposit only 6 - 8 weeks prior to arrival - 50% of rental Less than 6 weeks prior to arrival - 100% of rental
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a good management company who are extremely helpful and on hand should you need them. Feedback we have had indicates that they are extremely responsive, so if you have a problem, or just want some information, they are very happy to help! They keep an in-house guide up to date and it is full of information about good local restaurants, shopping, sports facilities, beaches, State parks and the generally workings of our home!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Memories made in Port Charlotte!

  • 5 of 5

My family vacationed in Port Charlotte the 1st week of April 2018 and rented this wonderful house based on the great reviews on Home Away. The house was clean and spacious, and completely as advertised! Being a ranch, it was very easy for my father in law to get around as he is not very mobile. We loved the backyard pool, hot tub and patio. Plenty of sun and shade options for all. My teenage daughters spent a ton of time in the pool. We liked the bonus room with a pool table. Quiet neighborhood and community with very little traffic in the subdivision. It is still being developed. My daughter and I went on a couple of 8-mile bike rides during the week with the bicycles available to renters in the garage. They were in fine shape.

The sunset on Boca Grande was stunning, definitely worth the 20-minute drive and $6 toll. With our week being spring break and also Easter, Englewood beach was very crowded during the day. We did not arrive at the beach until just before noon and it was impossible to park. We did end up at Stump Pass Beach just to the south of Englewood and only had to wait 10 minutes or so for a parking spot. It was a beautiful beach. Our weather was PERFECT all week, not a hint of rain and 85 degrees every day. We spent so much time in and around the pool that we only made it out to dinner once all week (Farlow’s on the water, great meal, nice patio for dining) as we used the BBQ grill just about every night.

If you are a thrill seeker and want to give parasailing a try, I’d definitely recommend using the company Parasail Englewood. My eldest daughter and I had a great experience 500+ feet above Englewood beach, and we had multiple dolphins horsing around our boat. Could not have asked for a better week!

The management company was helpful as I initially could not locate directions for heating the hot tub. Once I found them they were easy to understand.

Rebecca and Darren were a joy to deal with throughout the whole process. We look forward to returning to Port Charlotte in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I will now add the Parasail Englewood to my guide! You seem to have enjoyed our home as much as we do and we are very much looking forward to your return in 2020.
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Fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

Prior to arriving, Rebecca was very responsive to all our questions, we needed some flexibility and she worked with us best she could, The packet she sent was thourogh and gave us plenty of activity ideas. Upon arrival, we were amazed on the open concept and clean spacious property, Their management company was quickly responsive on any additional questions we had. Your literally 10 -15 minutes from everything, Englewood,Bach with plenty of outdoor tili style dining, beaches, Furniture was comfortable, pool and hot tub were fantastic, I would highly reccommend this place to anyone, and if I could return I would in a heartbeat


  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing your stay. I'm sorry the weather was a little cooler than usual, but absolutely delighted that you enjoyed the house and were able to use the pool. We look forward to your next visit if you come down this way again.
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A Little Piece of Paradise in March

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in March 2017. The listing and pictures were totally accurate. The house was spacious and the pool area was huge. We had randomly picked the Port Charlotte area in which to vacation for the month of March, and it did not disappoint. The nearby beaches were beautiful, especially Boca Grande. The town of Boca Grande itself was very interesting and quaint. We enjoyed walking around, having lunch, and going to the beach. It was more than worth the $6 toll to get there as the beaches were much less crowded than Englewood. We were also in Port Charlotte for the golf and with five courses in Rotonda, we had everything we needed close by.

The manager provided prompt service when we needed the gas grill refilled. The heated pool was amazing and regularly serviced each week. All in all, it was a fantastic month - helped along by the perfect weather - no rain at all except for a thunderstorm one evening.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing your stay at our home. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation. We love the area too and agree that Boca Grande is worth the toll fee, it's lovely. We also periodically hire a golf cart to drive around the island which is awesome! We very much hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future when you are ready. With kind regards, Darren Foxley
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a quiet area and has the creek running behind it. The property itself is clean and well maintained and the furnishing are of a high standard. You are provided with a folder listing restaurants, beaches etc which is everything you would need to know. The owners have bikes and fun things for the pool for you to use on your stay which we did. The large pool area has the sun all day. we found a restaurant called Howards in Englewood which is really good and not expensive. This is the second time we have used this property and we would definately use it again should we return to Port Charlotte. I would also have no hesitation is recommending this property to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, peaceful location! We absolutely loved the pool and spa! The temperature of the water was perfect! Some of the houses we have rented have had pool water that was too chilly to swim in. We enjoyed the lanai and Florida sun every day except one which was rainy. The house was clean and well equipped. It was comfortable and stayed cool. It was in the 90's most days we were there. Rebecca is a true pleasure! Thank you for allowing us to rent your home!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we greatly appeciate current reviews, they are so important for future guests! We loved having you to stay and hope to see you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Tampa 90 minutes or RSW 60 minutes
Car: necessary

South Gulf Cove is close to the island of Boca Grande and is on the opposite side of the road to Rotonda West. It's a sleepy community laced by deep water access canals It is not highly developed and it is generally the east and west parts of South Gulf Cove which are more developed. The boaters prefer the east side because it is closer to deep water access into Charlotte Harbor and this is where you will find Melport House. It is a perfect location for a couple looking for some serious rest and relaxation, but also great for family holidays were you can enjoy numerous beaches, friendly locals and fabulous weather. You will need a car here, everything seems to be about 5-15 minutes leisurely drive, but it is certainly worth the effort. The area is known in the travel industry as one of Florida's Best Kept Secrets, visit us and you will see why!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Gulf Cove, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
26 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Low Season 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 24 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2020
25 Jan 2020 - 3 Apr 2020
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Prep & standard clean £95
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pool/Jacuzzi heat daily £11.5

Optional electric pool and/or Jacuzzi heat is £11.50 a day
There is a one time charge of £95.00 towards the cost of prep, BBQ usage including one full tank of gas and a standard final clean.
On no account can the party size exceed 8 guests sleeping except if there is a small baby (under 12 months) sleeping in a crib.
Smoking is only permitted outside the house.
In the event of you have to cancel your booking the following charges will apply:
More than 8 weeks prior to arrival - Deposit only
Between 6 - 8 weeks prior to arrival - 50% of rental
Less than 6 weeks prior to arrival - 100% of rental

NOTE: The winter rates of 28 nights or more already include a long stay discount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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