This is a brand-new late 2013 luxury home where virtually no expense was spared in its construction, landscaping or outfitting, and designed for integrated indoor-outdoor living centered around a spectacular pool and lanai area with jacuzzi. The accordion-style sliders allow the lanai and 'great room' to be fully integrated to create an immense (~1600 square ft) indoor-outdoor primary living space. In really hot or humid weather or unusual cold, the sliders can be closed to enjoy the benefits of central air conditioning (or heating), and then re-opened when outdoor temperatures are more comfortable. If you have small children, the pool area can be fully alarmed so that entry into the pool area by a small child triggers a 110 dB alarm. All renters with small children will be asked to activate all the pool access alarms.
The centerpiece of the house is a fully enclosed 14 x 28 pool that is solar-heated with a 6 foot Jacuzzi with remote Wi-Fi control, and thus easily adjusted by someone sitting in the Jacuzzi, including allocation of heat between pool vs. Jacuzzi. Propane heating for the spa compliments the solar heating system, insuring that the hot tub can be truly hot on short notice or cloudy days. Beautiful teak pool furniture and a teak pool bar are provided, with outdoor dinner seating for eight and Jacuzzi seating for 6. Indoor dinner sitting for up to 10 is also provided, including the kitchen bar seating for 4. The lanai area in back of the property behind the pool and lanai area is professionally landscaped, creating a sense of a lush tropical garden that is lit up at night by an extensive solar powered array of lights.
Brand-new Oriental carpets cover the hardwood floors throughout, with a mix of Tabriz and Bohkara designs in all bedrooms and living areas, excepting tiled kitchen and baths, and with three well-appointed bedrooms. Two bedrooms are for adult couples, with new memory foam mattresses and either cherry or mahogany hardwood bedroom furniture and queen beds. The other bedroom is set up for kids and contains two twin beds accommodating younger children to large adolescents, and with a pullout inflatable bed that will sleep two in the den/office in a pinch. Mattresses are protected with a mattress cover system that is both fully moisture-proof and bed-bug proof, and the entire home and all linens and mattress covers are professionally cleaned after each rental . . . or occupancy by the owners. Also included is a state-of-the-art electronic washer and dryer system with LG and Maytag equipment. The kitchen is also stocked with state-of-the-art equipment (LG gourmet gas stove, Samsung refrigerator) with beautiful Siltstone counter tops and hardwood kitchen cabinets, emphasizing pleasing earth-tone color schemes throughout.
The entertainment system features all high-end stereo and video equipment, including KEF 107 Reference speakers with KUBE equalization, Panasonic 50 inch HD plasma TV, with full surround sound capability, and with separate power amps for mains and surrounds. The office/den is set up to facilitate serious work and connectivity for those who have to work on vacation, with a large 32 inch Samsung HD, monitor with high speed wireless Internet throughout the house and lanai, and wireless duplex color laser printer. Additionally, the Samsung office HD monitor doubles as a second HDTV with Blu-ray/DVD capability for movies, in case the kids don't happen to like what's showing on the main entertainment system, and where Netflix and other streaming video services are also potentially available. State-of-the-art Dish 'Hopper' media/video system, with complement of premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.). All of this audio video equipment and other house valuables is protected by a state-of-the-art security system. This security system can be easily deactivated for rental weeks, or guests can be given a temporary code to use it when they are away if they wish to protect their belongings.
This home is situated in the prestigious Harbour Heights area of Punta Gorda, and is located directly across from Whidden Bay. Two tennis courts with new lighting and recent resurfacing are two blocks away and within easy walking distance, as is the entire Harbour Heights Park complex which includes numerous recreational resources and programs. There is also a local golf course, and easy access to a public entrance to Whidden Bay one block away. The house is only a short drive from the Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte beaches, and is 15 min. away from the very popular Fisherman's Village restaurant and shop areas, which provide some of the most popular nightlife and entertainment attractions on the West Coast of Florida. It is 38 minutes from the Ft Myers SW International Airport which provides the main national and international air service and five minutes from the Punta Gorda airport, which also has jet service, but more limited flights.
We hope and expect that renters will appreciate that this is our home, and take good care of it while enjoying its high technology and many benefits.TripAdvisor property ID 3126522...Read more
Luxury Home, w/ Pool, Lanai, Premium Appointments Punta Gorda, Florida
Additional Location Information
This is the prestigious Harbour Heights area on Whidden Bay. It is centrally located in relationship to both port Charlotte and other Punta Gorda attractions, particularly Fisherman's Village which is only 15 min. away by car.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Punta Gorda , 6 miles Car is essential
Left on 05/07/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | John RReviewed May 7, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
I spent a week here with family members from the UK. The house is large, comfortable and well furnished. The solar heated pool and lanai are great for kids and the audio visual systems impressive. We liked the house and greatly enjoyed our stay. It is located five minutes walk from a small public park and boat dock. There is a small store five minute drive away, for shops and restaurants a longer drive is required. (Punta Gorda)
The only deficiency for us was a lack of cooking equipment, such as serving dishes and ovenproof baking dishes. I mentioned this to the owner, who says it will be rectified. The oven and microwave oven are excellent.
Left on 03/20/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | MarkReviewed Mar 20, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
My family stayed in this wonderful home while in the area for college baseball and could not have been more satisfied. The accommodations were first class and exactly as billed. The pool and jacuzzi were fantastic...the owner was easily reached by text or e-mail and very accommodating. We are getting ready to reserve this home again...Highly recommend!
Left on 03/11/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Tony B (and family)Reviewed Mar 11, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
My family and I had the pleasure of spending a week in this beautiful home, and we loved every minute of it. The home is well equipped with all the latest appliances and technology which helped make our stay so wonderful. Add to that a great owner who was immediately available on a moment's notice if we ever needed anything. Overall, it was a great experience and we would highly recommend this home to anybody who appreciates a clean, well appointed, and upgraded home.
“Private, serene location with first class accomodations.”
Left on 02/13/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | JohnReviewed Feb 13, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
The owner was extremely helpful and was available to answer all our questions. We traveled with 5 adults and cooked most our meals in the spacious kitchen. We ate on the lanai next to the enclosed pool/spa. This area looks out over a beautiful private landscaped garden that is lite at night. The neighborhood is very quiet with little traffic. The home is equiped with warning bells at all doors leading to the pool. We didn't use them but if you are bringing children, this is a huge safey point. The solar wasn't able to warm the pool while we were there but owner hopes to remedy that in the future. We appreciated the use of the garage with automatic opener. The home is close to I-75 which was also a plus for us in getting around the area. All in all, it is a beautiful new home that we look forward to visiting again.
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