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New chef's Kitchen and bathrooms - Pool home - 2 bed/2 bath-salt water canal

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:
September 17, 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, Texas and 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 ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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New chef's Kitchen and bathrooms - Pool home - 2 bed/2 bath-salt water canal
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 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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Kerken, NRW

beautiful holiday in a great house

  • 5 of 5

Insgesamt können wir uns uneingeschränkt den vorherigen sehr guten Kritiken nur anschließen. In Englisch ist alles ja schon gesagt, daher mal in Deutsch:

Das Haus liegt in einer sehr ruhigen Gegend direkt an einem Kanal. Mit dem Auto kann man in 5 Minuten Entfernung alle Einkäufe tätigen. auch das Port Charlotte Town Center/Mall ist direkt "um die Ecke". Insgesamt ist die Lage für Ausflüge auch sehr gut, die US 41 liegt nahe bei und auch zur IS 75 ist es nicht weit. Wir sind vom Flughafen Fort Myers ca. 1 Stunde gefahren. Durch die gute Anbindung ist es leicht die Umgebung wie Punta Gorda oder Fort Myers zu erkunden. Von Fort Myers aus ist auch der Key West Express sehr zu empfehlen. Naples oder Tampa (Busch Gardens) sind in ca. 1,5h erreichbar. Miami und auch die Everglades sind in einem Tagesausflug machbar. Diverse Strände liegen in ca. 30 Autominuten Entfernung. Reines Strandleben - mit Bars, Liegen, Duschen u Toiletten - gibt es jedoch in Florida bekanntermaßen eher nicht, aber natürlich tollen Sand und evtl. Piers.

Wir waren Mitte Juli in Port Charlotte und es war fast zu heiß.... genial war daher der Pool, den wir auch rege genutzt haben.

Das Haus ist wirklich schön. Es ist nett eingerichtet und hat tatsächlich rundum Ausstattung (sowohl in der Küche als auch in allen anderen Zimmern incl. Poolbereich und jede Menge Utensilien für den Strand). Alles war sauber und funktionierte einwandfrei, Gott sei Dank auch die Klimaanlage! Interessant war auch das Kanaldeck zur Beobachtung von Tieren (Fischen, Schildkröten und oberhalb von diversen Vögeln). Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt, tatsächlich ein "homeaway". Die Buchung, Abwicklung und Betreuung war außergewöhnlich gut. Vielen Dank an Sharie!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Castle pa

The House was very clean and we enjoyed the beautiful pool. Very quiet and friendly neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this house. The owners very attentive before, during and after our stay. Very comfortable and clean living space.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will choose "Idle Days" again the next time you are in the Port Charlotte 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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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.