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5* Luxury Villa Pelican Dock with 30ft Heated Private Pool & Spa/Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Villa South Gulf Cove, Cape Haze Peninsular, Port Charlotte, Florida - South Facing onto Deep Water Canal. 5 mins to Nature Reserve, 15/30 min to 8 Wonderful Beaches

Vacation Rental Description:


South Gulf Cove is on the Cape Haze peninsular east of the Rotonda and south of a line between Port Charlotte and Englewood, and North of Boca Grande. It is within the boundaries of the South Gulf Cove Nature reserve.

The Villa rear faces south onto a Deep Water canal, with easy access to the South Gulf Cove Nature reserve, Port Charlotte Harbor and then the Gulf of Mexico.


This Six Bedroom villa comes with two Master Suites, both with US King Size Beds; both have double French doors to Lanai and Pool area and HDTVs. Two double queen size bedrooms and two twin bedded rooms. Also, in the Great room is a fold-out Queen Double. We can provide cots or cribs to both Master Suites, so can sleep up to 16 people.

There are four Bathrooms, one each in the en-suites, one family bathroom and one pool side.

The whole villa is fully Air-Conditioned with ceiling fans in every room for our wonderfully hot Florida weather and centrally heated for those odd cool nights that we sometimes get.

There is a large, fully equipped Kitchen, Breakfast Bar with 4 High Chairs. The Dining table seats 8 people.

There is a large fully equipped Laundry room and double garage.

There is a 30ft x 13ft Heated Pool with a separately heated Spa/Jacuzzi that seats 8. The rear of this villa faces south and has the Sun all day. The covered Lanai is 30ft x 10ft and the Sun Deck is over 30ft. The whole rear of this villa is fully caged and is not over looked.

There is a 50ft x 6ft Private Dock. Great fishing can be had from this dock and the fun of then seeing how good Dad actually is in cooking it on the villa BBQ/Gas Grill?


This villa has a full Security Alarm System on all doors and windows that are linked to a central station, with panic buttons for Police, Fire and the Ambulance service.

All doors and windows that lead to the Pool area have an independent Alarm system, to warn you if the kids try and get to the pool without your knowledge?

We have a local Management Company who live locally, to assist you for any emergency 24/7, and whose office hours (M-F) are 9-5 for any other questions or requests?


It is superbly furnished throughout, as you would expect in any top of the range luxury villa. It is fully equipped, including HDLCDTV’s, HDDVR Satellite receivers, DVD/Video recorders, CD player, HDLCDTV’s with Satellite receivers in both Master suites.

All linen, crockery and towels are included, even beach towels and toys. Just bring food, drink and yourselves.

Free Wireless High-speed Internet connection and all local telephone calls are also free!

We supply Free of Charge for your use, a full range of fresh and salt water fishing rods and equipment. You just need to buy bait.

Boat Hire: We have an arrangement with a local boat yard, which has a fleet of 10 boats of all sizes. We can sort out your hire before you arrive at a discounted rate.

Activities and Attractions:

The villa is very close to 8 wonderful 'sugar sand' beaches all within a 20 minute drive, with some of the best shelling and shark tooth collecting to be had on the whole South Gulf Coast.

From our dock, the beautiful South Gulf Cove Nature reserve is just 15 minutes sailing time away, from which you can then exit into Port Charlotte sound and then, out into the Gulf of Mexico. There is wonderful fresh and salt water fishing to be had in all areas.

There are 10 Golf courses within a 30 minutes’ drive, including a floodlit, 24 hour course just 6 miles away. There are over 70 courses within a radius of 25 miles of the villa. All courses welcome children over 8, and hire out all equipment needed.

Port Charlotte for all department stores is only 15 miles away, with a large Publix supermarket and two petrol stations just 3 miles away. We list in our villa manual over 20 great local restaurants; there are all sorts of 'take-outs' locally, but why not cook your own 'catch of the day' on the villa BBQ/Gas Grill?


More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Barry

Hello holiday seekers, thank you for viewing our villa. Linda and I are from Oxfordshire, England. We have been coming to Florida, with our children since the early 80's. It was then, when the kids were small, that we discovered and fell in love with Florida's Gulf Coast with it's beautifully clean 'sugar sand' beaches. The clear, clean, safe, warm gulf waters and all the wonderful wildlife that is all around you to marvel at and enjoy. All this and only a few hours from Disney of the Everglades.

Barry purchased this villa in 2006

Why Barry chose South Gulf Cove

When we retired, we wanted our holiday home to be in this unspoilt part of the South West Gulf Coast. Which, unlike most of the Florida coast line, is not built up. It still retains that 'old world charm' that Florida had and is now mainly lost in places like Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples. Come and see for yourselves!

What makes this villa unique

Being within the South Gulf Cove Nature Reserve, you are privileged to see Florida's wonderful wildlife all around you. I have sat on the lanai and seen a sea eagle fly down and pick a fish out of the water just 30 feet in front of me. We have a 5 foot 'gator, who regally visits our canal and will lay on the surface, he never comes close, just watching you fish from the dock. We have hired kayaks and spent hours sailing around the reserve, fishing, crabbing and bird spotting. This is the real Florida. There is not a lot left so we feel very lucky to own part of it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Barry (04/04/13)

We had a wonderful holiday and loved the house. It really worked well for us. We will be sure to tell other people about it and will no doubt be in contact with you again to rent it.

Thank you for helping to make our holiday special with the rental of your house.

Warm Regards, Suzanne Moss

Hi Barry, (29/01/13)

Diane and I got into the rental last evening and it is VERY nice (just as we expected from your web page). Today is due to be 82 degrees with a light breeze; last night sitting on the dock was heavenly!! It's gonna be a great 4 weeks; you have a great place here.

Be well, Tim Morrison

Hi Barry, (14/08/12)

Just wanted to say that our vacation at your property was amazing. My dad's 90th birthday could not have been celebrated in a better way. He loved coming to the house every day and spending time with us never knowing what fun filled antic's we had up our sleeves.

The size of the house worked really well for our group and once we got the hang of the pool alarm we were fine. We think your home is beautiful and is 5 star accommodations; if possible we would like to rent this property again next year.

Thank you for sharing your home and contributing to a wonderful 90th birthday!

Sincerely, Andrea Quinpe.

(27/07/12) The Barnes and Christopher family had a fantastic week at Villa Pelican Dock South Gulf Cove Villa during July 2012. The villa location and excellent amenities made this week a relaxing break following a hectic week at the Orlando Theme Parks. The villa was clean, tidy and spacious and had bed rooms to cater for a large family group. Directions from the owner from Orlando Airport made it easy to locate the villa. The local gulf coast beaches were just a short car journey from the villa and easy to find. There were plenty of choices for eating out at good quality, friendly and good value restaurants in the local area. I would recommend this villa for a relaxing enjoyable holiday. Thanks Barry

Hello Barry, (01/04/12)

We had another lovely stay, this time in your 'Villa Pelican Dock'. It is so quiet and peaceful (so surprising for a March break in Florida!!) and we heard the birds waking us up every day. Your place is spacious and comfortable, and tastefully decorated and everyone loved it! We had some friends who were in the area over for dinner and they were amazed with your place. The pool area is so beautiful and the nearby palm trees framed in our evening sunsets perfectly. My brother was staying at your other place on Athel Drive and we all loved both places.

We visited nearby lighthouse beach regularly and went shelling and found so many shark teeth. We even had a visit from a manatee just off shore. All in all, an incredible holiday.

Thank you and hopefully we'll be back again sometime.

Cheers, Tara
Feb 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in South Gulf Cove in Port Charlotte

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 en-suite. Bath, Walk in Shower, W/chair accessible + W/C Bathroom 2 en-suite. Shower room, W/chair accessible + W/C Bathroom 3 Family Bath with Shower + W/C Bathroom 4 Pool Side, Walk in Shower + W/C
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14/16 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 with US King size, 19" LCDHD TV's with satellite. Bedroom 3 with US Queen size. Bedroom 4 with 2 x single beds. Bedroom 5 with Queen double. Bedroom 6 with 2 x singles or double bed. US size Queen bed fold-out.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: South Gulf Cove is mainly a rural community. Most homes like ours, are on Deep water as this area is very close to the access for Port Charlotte Harbour, Myakka and Peace Rivers and the Gulf of Mexico. All types of fresh and salt water fishing, sailing/boating and enjoying the wonderful wildlife. We provide FOC a full range of fresh & salt water fishing gear. But best of all, this area is known for it's beautiful and safe, Sugar Sand Beaches; all the interesting and gorgeous shells and sharks teeth that can be found are some of the best along the whole Gulf Coast. It has the cleanest, clear and safe warm swimming waters you could ever wish for. They are just wonderful for kids of all ages? Villa Safety: All doors and windows that lead to the Pool/rear area, have an independent safety alarm system fitted, so that, it will warn you if anyone opens any doors or windows to the Lanai/Pool. You can feel safe in the knowledge that none of your children can get outside without you knowing! Outside: There is a 30 x 13ft heated pool with a separately heated spa/jacuzzi that seats 8. The rear of this villa faces south and has the sun all day. We provide 4 sun loungers with side tables, an outside table and chairs to seat 6. The covered lanai is 30 x 10ft and the sun deck is also over 30x10ft. the whole rear of this villa is fully caged and is not over looked on any side. There is a 50ft private dock and a 9000l boat lift. Great fishing can be had from this dock and then the fun of cooking the 'catch of the day' on the villa bbq/gas grill? So, how good dad say he is at this? Boat hire: we have arrangements with a local boat yard. We can arrange your boat hire for you at very good discounted rates. Car hire: we have arrangements with a dollar car rentals. We can arrange any car, at any airport for you, at very good discounted rates. Utility Room: Utility/laundry room is equipped with Washer, Dryer and all the required cleaning and laundry aids you may need. But, who wants to work when on vacation? We also provide FOC beach chairs, blow up animal/air beds, pool toys and a full range fishing gear. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is fully equipped with all the Towels and Bed Linens you will need, including Beach Towels. The cleaning charge which is added to your rental is 1-12 $200, 13/14 $220 ,15/16 (Maximum) $250 per stay. Extras: Hire of Cots or Cribs $75 per week. Inc all linen plus taxes. BBQ/Gas Grill $75 pw. Inc cleaning and Gas + taxes. Pool & Spa Heaters $200 per week + taxes.


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average rating of 4.25 based on 5 reviews

Good size.

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Good size

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Good experience but had a couple things that needed fixing. Really nice to have large families in! Little ways away from places to shop and such but overall good!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Gettysburg, PA

Great visit and a wonderful quiet spot for R&R!!! Right on the water and large pool for our group

  • 5 of 5

Thank you!! Barry is a great communicator and was very helpful!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Small Family Florida Vacation (July 2015)

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday at Pelican Dock - it was home from home. There was plenty of space of our large family group, beautifully located, peaceful and quiet. The villa has everything you need for a lovely relaxing family holiday. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us .

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary


You will be very close to our 9 wonderful local 'sugar sand' beaches which are all within a 20 minute drive. They are some of the best shelling and shark tooth collecting spots along the South Gulf Coast. Thay are all very clean and safe swimming waters, that are controlled and patrolled regularly by the state nature watch officers. All have Toilets, Changing rooms and BBQ/Picnic areas. Parking is just $2 per day on most beaches. We provide FOC a full range of Salt & Fresh water fishing gear!


Airports: Tampa 90 miles (1.5-2 hours). Fort Myers 45 miles (.75-1.5 hours). Bradenton 45 miles (.75-1.5 hours). St. Petersburg 75 miles (1.25- 1.75). Miami 120 miles (2.5-4 hours).

This location is great as a central point for all of Florida's wonders. Just 1 hour from the Everglades, under 2 hours from Disney, Universal and all the other theme parks and less than 4 hours from Miami and then the Keys. And yet you are already within our own local South Gulf Cove Nature reserve.


Nearest Supermarket and Petrol/Gas stations is just 4 miles away. Nearest restaurants and take-outs are all within a 15 minute drive. Port Charlotte is the nearest city with all the shops, restaurants, cinemas, banks and other outlets you would expect in a good sized city. We list in our Villa Manual over 20 local restaurants that we like and will recommend.

Further Details:

Guest Comments:

Hello Barry, (08/07/14)

I am just writing to tell you about our stay at your home. My family and I enjoyed the convenience and how we had everything we needed at the house and if we had to get stuff it was just up the road. The house was very nice and had plenty of room for the 8 of us. We would recommend the house to others.

Thanks Josh Hartman.

Hi Barry, (01/07/14)

Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time this past week! The house was just the right size for our needs.

Thanks again, Caron Murstein

Hello Barry, (27/06/14)

Thank you to you and your staff for being so helpful on everything. We had such a great time we would like to rent again for next year (May 18th - 23rd for 2015). I can get a deposit to you anytime if the house is available.

Thank you, Kurtis Cox

Hi Barry, (01/05/14)It has been a pleasure working with you and as I have said on the phone the house was perfect. I had rented a 21ft center console and the “James Bond” type ride out and back at 35 miles per hour to the lock was a daily highlight! Great Fishing, We caught 50-60 fish every day, the best was a 5lb Gag Grouper and the rest were either Mangrove Snapper or Spotted Sea Trout, nearly landed a very large shark but it got away. More than happy to do what I can to promote your house and I thank you again for the use and for being a gentleman when dealing with me, I can be a pain in the ***. Somehow I don’t think you will be surprised when I say I can’t count the number of homes I have not rented because of a lack or slow replies and outright rudeness.

Cheers again and all the best, Chris Newton

Hi Barry, (16/01/14)

You have a beautiful home and we are very grateful to have had the opportunity to stay there.

Betsy Spiller


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Remaining dates
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
24 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Snow Bird
2 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
26 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee 1-12 people £169.85 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.45

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible on change over days as we know, not all flights can arrive on a Saturday! So, talk to us before you book your travel date and we will see what we can do?

Our published rates are for groups up 12 people, extra guests are charged $25 each per night.

Pool & Spa heaters are charged at $200 per week plus tax.

BBQ/Gas grill hire is charged at $75 per week plus tax.

Their are beds for up to 14 people, we can supply up to two extra guest beds or baby cot/cribs at a charge of $75 each per week, plus tax.

Plus the cleaning charge of 1-12 people $225, 13-16 $250 for up to 16 people (Max).
Plus Florida Sales & Tourist tax at 12%.

Discounts off normal rates:
10% off for less than 6 people!
Stays of 3 weeks get a 5% discount. 4-7 weeks 10%. 8-11 weeks 15%. And over 12 weeks get a 20% off!
No discounts given off discounted rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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