Three-bedrooms Plus Den, Three Baths, Relaxation At Its Finest!
About Ken Tharp
We've both been Midwesterners our whole lives, but we've loved the chances we've had to travel. Florida has always been a favorite destination. Kristen has worked in libraries for many years, and is currently employed in the library of our city's medical school. Ken owns and operates a real estate service business that helps investors minimize tax liabilities. We discovered when our kids were very little that we really enjoyed Florida. We have traveled to several locations in the state over the years, but we truly love the Gulf Coast. If you haven't been to the Ft. Myers/Sarasota area before, you're in for a treat. And if you have been here in the past, you know what we mean!
Ken Tharp purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Ken Tharp chose South Gulf Cove
A few years ago, we set our minds to acquiring a home in Florida that we could not only enjoy ourselves, but allow others to enjoy, too. We've been fortunate enough to make that happen! When we found Port Charlotte and South Gulf Cove, we knew we had found where we wanted to be. The combination of close proximity to beaches, golf, and fishing opportunities with the seclusion of a quiet residential area is unbeatable.
What makes this Villa unique
When we come to Florida, our primary goal is to enjoy the sunshine and the beaches. Finding a home with a rear southern exposure was very important to us so we could maximize the impact of the sun on the lanai and pool. Creating a Florida experience within that home was our objective. You'll love what we've put together!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Small, quiet gatherings allowed.
Absolutely no smoking inside home/garage/lanai.
Small, well-behaved dogs only, under 20 pounds pls
Sunshelf feature in the pool for the little ones.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Help with laundering linens, making beds, and leaving the home clean is appreciated. Cleaners only have a short time in the home between guests.
These rules are strictly enforced. Do not proceed to book if you cannot agree to these terms. Thank you.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amazing property that felt just like home
From booking the property many months ago to the date of arrival the communication from the owners Ken and Kristen was amazing . Any questions that we had were answered thoroughly and promptly . The home is Amazing it had so much space that our family of 4 had plenty of areas to relax in , the home really has everything you could ask for . The pool and hot tub were great with lovely views of the water we spent most nights relaxing in the hot tub . The outside space was amazing with separate outside dining and seating areas with outside television and BBQ . The bedrooms all had really comfy beds , 3 bathrooms was an added bonus . The best compliment I can make is that the home felt like a home and not just a rental property , Ken and Kristen have really gone above and beyond with this home , and has Arnie once said " we will be back "
Thank you again Ken and Kristen
Our trip to Pirt Charlotte, FL was a very peaceful retreat. The house is very beautiful and well laid out. The pool area is quite spacious and enjoyable. This property Is not right in town but is close enough to run back if you need anything. Very enjoyable for sure. Sandra & Mike Keesee
A relaxation paradise!
We spent a week at the Hibiscus Chateau. The house is beautiful and sparkling clean. The pool and hot tub were great, we spent the last few hours of every day relaxing in there and ate all our meals on the patio. The house had everything we needed and more. It is located in a very quiet neighborhood, and beautiful beaches are 10-20 min away. We recommend to Boca Grande, Englewood beach (but avoid the mangrove path in the summer as the mosquitoes will eat you alive) and Don Pedro Island. We also went for the most relaxing walks at sunset at Stump Pass Beach and found lots of interesting shells and shark teeth (just make sure you leave the park at the time indicated at the entrance or you will get locked in!). If we were to return to the area, I would rent this house again for sure. Also because dealing with the owners was a real pleasure! Thank you for letting us stay at your home!
Great location and setting. Very spacious property.
Very impressed with amenities. Unfortunately the pool heater broke down and took 10 days to be repaired. The pool area has some sunken tiles which need to be addressed as do the weeds which have come through. This is such a shame as everything else with the proprty was first class.
We were notified of a problem with the pool heat on the Friday before Easter. The problem was repaired by the following Friday, which is five business days. During that time, air temperatures were high enough that the pool was above 85 degrees most of the daylight hours. We strive to take care of any issues that arise as quickly as humanly possible, and we believe we met that goal in this situation. Not mentioned is the fact that we arranged for a very generous gift card for you at our favorite area restaurant on the beach of Boca Grande for the inconvenience. We appreciate your patronage, enjoyed having you there, and were surprised to receive only a four-star review from you.
Very enjoyable experience
We loved our 5 week stay at Hibiscus Chateau. Home is comfortable and well supplied. Location was perfect for us. A short drive to several beaches, yet a peaceful and quiet area in the early morning and evening. Great outdoor area. Many hours were spent in the heated saltwater pool and hot tub. Ken responded quickly to our questions and is very easy to work with. Have booked again for next year!
Wonderful home! My family and I loved the pool and spa, outdoor patio area, with the grill that is where we spent most of our time. Had many trips out to Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande beaches and state park they all have amazing sunsets and wonderful shelling. This home is in great quiet location, but close enough to all necessities. We enjoyed bike rides and walks daily. Home has everything you need in the kitchen, plenty of towels for the pool. I hope to find free time in my schedule to spend more time the area, and at this home! Thanks for sharing your home with us.
Some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere are within a 30 minute drive. Shelling, swimming, sunning, and shark tooth collecting are all fun and relaxing.
If you're a golfer, you will find many fantastic courses, also within 30 minutes. Four championship courses are nearby, and there's one that offers 24-hour tee times using floodlights! They all rent equipment and players of all ages are welcome.
For fishermen, you can indulge your passion right in the backyard, rent a boat for more serious sessions, or go on one of the many area daily charters.
Restaurants abound, and several great alternatives are nearby. We'll be happy to give you our recommendations, and there's a list of some of our favorites in the house.
For the shopper, Port Charlotte has all of the recognized name stores, plus local specialty shops. Nearby Punta Gorda is another source for great shopping alternatives. A large Publix grocery store (great key lime pie!) is five minutes away, as are gasoline stations and other shopping.