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DISCOUNT Sept -Oct special - $625 wk/$1600 month -Pool home GREAT REVIEWS

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights


About the property

Pool home on the water, 2 beds 2 baths, quiet neighborhood, close to everything

We have owned this terrific property for four years and are eager to share it with you. "Idle Days" is located in a quiet neighborhood, close to everything. All the shopping and restaurants you may want are within 1 – 2 miles. Large screened in, solar heated pool with comfortable seating. Large cement dock to fish or just enjoy the water and nature. Many different birds visit the yard daily. Egrets, Ibis, Herons and even a couple Storks.

This vacation home was updated with the vacation renter in mind. All the amenities of home, satellite TV, internet with wi-fi, master with with private bath and large walk in shower, new extremely comfortable mattresses, all new appliances, so you shouldn’t have to worry about an inconvenient break down during your stay. Even a new quiet pool pump. The interior is a cozy coastal cottage feel, with new plush carpet under foot in each bed room. A brand new designer kitchen, with quartz counters and self closing cabinets. All the kitchen appliances are new within the 1-2 years. Brand new front load, quiet washer and dryer located just off the kitchen. With an attached garage to park your car in out of the weather.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you might need for cooking, baking or grilling. Dish cloths and towels, microwave, toaster, crock pot, blender, coffee maker and even an electric tea pot. We try to keep stocked a good supply of spices, flour, sugar etc. Who wants to buy an entire container of parsley when you only need a couple teaspoons? There is laundry soap, dish soap, paper products etc, to start off your stay.

Other amenities include large beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, hair dryer, printer (for lap top etc), lots of board games and a small collection of books. Feel free to take or leave any book you would like.

The Tampa Bay Rays training facility is just down the road about 2-1/2 miles, on the way to all the best white sand beaches of Engelwood, Venice and Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. There are numerous golf courses in the area plus other attractions including Bush Gardens in Tampa, Fisherman's village in Punta Gorda which is a few minutes to the south and if you like antiquing, check out Arcadia to the east.

More Details

Ron and Sharie Holben
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Ron and Sharie Holben

Your Hosts: Ron and Sharie Holben. We live in Sturgis Michigan and are retired from the drinking water and water well industry. For 7 years we had a vacation home in Wawa, Ontario Canada. About 4 hours north of Michigan's upper peninsula. We had 200' of pristine lakefront, sandy beach and clear water. We were entirely off the grid, no power, no phone no Internet. Ah paradise.

In the spring of 2013 we decided it was time for a change. We sold the cabin and the search began for the perfect southern vacation home. We looked in Florida along with several other States.

We decided on Port Charlotte for it's proximity to the gulf, all the activities in the area, and terrific weather year round. The bonus was having restaurants and shopping so close and amazing neighbors, in an extremely quiet residential neighborhood.

Ron and Sharie Holben purchased this house in 2014

Why Ron and Sharie Holben chose Port Charlotte

This is the perfect property, if you want quiet relaxation with your own private pool and dock on a salt water canal. And.... you also want to be close to all the shops and restaurants. You can have it all. Plus, we are only about 20 minutes from the gulf beaches

What makes this house unique

We have just started to discover all the area has to offer. We hope you will fall in love with Port Charlotte and the Gulf Islands, as we did and enjoy exploring the uncrowded beaches, quaint shops and excellent dining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very relaxing week at Idle Days. The house was very comfortable and VERY clean!!! It had great space, but easy to keep picked-up. The shower was amazing, love the water pressure. We saw many things in the area - including the drums at sunset at Venice Beach. Great shopping and places to eat in the area and close to anything else you would like to see or do. We floated in the pool everyday and enjoyed watching for fish in the canal. Already looking ahead to next year - Sharie and Ron were Great to work with!!!
Mar 2015
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Port Charlotte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom has an attached private bathroom, with a huge walk in shower. Dressers and closets in both bedrooms are big, plenty of room for all of your wardrobe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
* Salt water canal, large cement dock with gulf access * Master suite with king bed and private bath * Central air


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DISCOUNT Sept -Oct special - $625 wk/$1600 month -Pool home GREAT REVIEWS
average rating of 4.964286 based on 29 reviews
Dorset, UK

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

From booking the property and during our stay Sharie and Ron could not have been more helpful. Excellent communication always. The property itself cannot be faulted everything you need is there and is in perfect condition. Mention must be made of the very comfortable large bed. We enjoyed most of our meals in the lanai which is very nicely furnished and the pool, which we swam in twice a day, was warm. We enjoyed walking down the garden and sitting by the canal for our coffee in the morning and something a little more alcoholic in the evenings. We chose only to eat out a couple of times because our preference was to use the bbq in the evenings. Mention must be made of all the wonderful wildlife. We saw on several occasions an alligator in the canal - it was always the same one because unfortunately it had a large hook in the side of its mouth. Seeing a manatee was very special. Mention must be made of all the birds - Eddie the egret, another egret which others and ourselves called green beak, a blue heron and a wood stork who all came down on a regular basis for their treat of Bologna. We think we spotted a bobcat on the other side of the canal one day. There were many other interesting and colourful birds both large and small. We spotted a couple of snakes and a wild boar whilst out on our travels. Ely a neighbour one side and Mary Ellen on the other were both very friendly as were the pool men, Daryl and Tony, also Warren who is a friend of Sharie and Ron. We were at the house for a month and travelled to many different places in the area enjoying them all. Many thanks to Sharie and Ron for sharing their home with us and we would certainly like to come back in the future. Can certainly recommend this property without any reservations. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all of your kind words. That bed is great isn't it? Wish we had one like that at our main house. So thrilled you saw a manatee, seeing one in the spring is really special, as they usually only frequent the canal in the winter months. We really enjoyed you staying at Idle Days and look forward to having you back anytime you are in our area.
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Wonderful place to stay and vacation, excellent setup..

  • 5 of 5

Excellent service will recommend to anyone else

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the home. If you have plans to visit Florida in the future we would love for you to stay again.
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Very clean and well kept home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Idle Days!! We couldn’t get our son out of the beautiful pool. Sharie and Ron were very accommodating and kept in touch before and during our trip to make sure we had everything we needed, wonderful homeowners. We would definitely stay at Idle Days again. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We try very hard to make sure your stay is everything you expected and more. We look forward to you staying at Idle Days the next time you are in our area.
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Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated this rental, as it is immaculate and comfortable. It was exactly what we needed for some downtime. The master bed is one of the most comfortable we've slept on anywhere, and the overall flow of the house was smart and relaxing. The house is well-stocked, and grocery stores and Target are very close by. Both neighbors were very nice, and Eddie was a hit. The owners of the house are highly responsive and helpful. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We try very hard to make everyone's stay enjoyable and memorable. Glad you had a great time and Eddie the Egret made an appearance. We hope to have you stay again anytime you are in the area.
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Fab place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my husband stayed here for 10 nights, 21st September - 1st October. There are no negatives what so ever for this property.

In a lovely area, which we felt very safe in. Not far to many eating places. Easy access to plenty of sight seeing places and some lovely beaches.

The house itself is great, with a lovely pool area and seating areas down by the water. There is everything and more that you need within the property. It is well maintained and immaculately clean.

The bed in the main bedroom is very big and comfortable, there is plenty of storage for your belongings. I can't comment on the twin bedroom because we didn't need to use it but it looked very nice. The shower in the master bathroom was very powerful, in a big shower cubicle. The bathroom was immaculately clean, there is a second bathroom which looks very nice, but once again we didn't need to use it.

There are some great restaurants in the area, I would highly recommend Plaza Mexico on the US41, fab food.

The owners of the property are very easy to correspond with, any questions were answered by email very promptly, Sharie was very good at keeping in contact with us.

I would most certainly recommend this property to anyone considering it, we will be returning at some point in the future.

Thankyou Sharie and Ron, you have a wonderful house.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We try very hard to make everyone's stay enjoyable and memorable. We try to stay in touch with out being over bearing. We want the guest to know that we will try to make their stay a great experience and do everything in our power to make that happen. We have not tried Plaza Mexico yet but we will certainly have that on our list of new places to try. Thank you for taking such great care of the house, we hope to have you back again if you find yourself in the Port Charlotte area. Ron and Sharie
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Loved it

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place to stay.... loved Eddie the egret....

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed the house and area and Eddie the Egret made an appearance. We strive very hard to make sure all of our guests are 100% satisfied. This is the first we have not received a five star review. I wish we had known what we could have done to make your stay better. We made sure you arrived safely and found the house to your satisfaction. We contacted you by text midway through your week to be certain everything was going ok, you said you loved the house and everything was great. There were storms and heavy rain that week. The power was out for 2 – 3 hours, I relayed by text any updates I received from the power company and contacted you after the power was restored to be certain everything was working ok. We accommodated an extra day and even discounted the extra day. We knew you were concerned as to how long it would take to return your deposit, so we made sure it was returned the next day after your departure. I really wish we knew what we had to do to make your trip 100% instead of 80%. We look forward to you staying with us again and hope we will earn that last star on your next trip. Thank you for staying with us. Ron and Sharie
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating.

* Swiming.

* Sight seeing.

* Golfing.

* Shopping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hang out at the pool or beach.

* Enjoy the free nature trail.

* Have a picnic on the Harbor.

* Fish off the public pier.

* Visit Tippecanoe Environmental Park.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swim in the ocean.

* Bike ride around the area.

* Visit the nature Center.

* Kayak the canals/ riverway.

* Babcock Wilderness Adventures.

* Restaurants

* Shopping

* Port Charlotte Harbor

* Minutes to beaches

* Fishing

* Canoeing/kayaking

* Parks

* Tiki bars with live music

* Golf

* Nature trails

* Tampa Rays training facility


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $125

Full month rentals include a utility allotment of $150.00 per month. Lawn and pool care are provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.