Peace River House - "Enjoy the journey, Embrace the detours"

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Welcome to Peace River House

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Villa
  • Minimum Stay: 7 - 29 nights
  • Living Area: 850 sq. ft.

Welcome to Peace River House. Located 8 minutes from Punta Gorda Airport and I75. We reside in a quiet neighborhood in which the Peace River is across the street and the Darst Boat Ramp is around the corner. The villa has it's own private entrance, patio, and access to the grilling area. It is a two story building with steps leading to the upstairs bedroom and large bathroom. We provide all essentials from lip balm to a bottle of wine. As on-site owners, we are here to answer any questions and help with special requests. We have 4 friendly Boston terriers . (or should i say, they have us).

Downtown Punta Gorda is 3 miles away. This is a gem of town and was restored and revived after Hurricane Charley. It's a quaint little town built on Charlotte Harbor. Fast becoming a dining and event destination, the Saturday's Farmers Market is rated one of the best in SW Florida. The bicycle trails around the harbor and the historic district are part of a much larger set of trails throughout Florida. Free bicycle rentals are available at Fisherman's Village. Sit at one of the "Village's restaurants and enjoy the water views and live music. Captain Alan Williams is available for fishing charters and nature tours on the Peace River. Please inquire for rates.

Unique Benefits

We love it here! The main house has a large front porch where we like to enjoy coffee in the morning or sit out and watch the red headed woodpeckers on the traveler palms in the front yard. We are on about 1 acre of land. Our dogs have their own dog park. Lots of wild life to see...Ospreys, Eagles, Egrets, and sometimes a gator across the street.
If you have a fishing rod, you can cast it, and most likely hook a snook, or trout. We can see the stars at night and the moon glowing through the pines.

Why Kids Love It

If you want to teach your kid to fish and enjoy nature, this is the place. No texting on the boat, kids! Enjoy the beauty that this town has to offer.

Area Information

Downtown Punta Gorda is 3 miles away. This is a gem of town and was restored and revived after Hurricane Charley. It's a quaint little town built on Charlotte Harbor. Fast becoming a dining and event destination, the Saturday's Farmers Market is rated one of the best in SW Florida. The bicycle trails around the harbor and the historic district are part of a much larger set of trails throughout Florida. Free bicycle rentals are available at Fisherman's Village. Sit at one of the "Village's restaurants and enjoy the water views and live music.
If you love to fish, this is the place! Sunset and day cruises to Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa and Boca Grande are available through the Kingfisher fleet.
Just a bit of trivia...Jimmy Buffet wrote the song, Cheeseburger in Paradise inspired by his visit to Cabbage Key and it's delicious hamburgers.
Punta Gorda is the ice cream capital of the world. We recommend Zoet where there really is home made ice cream and bakery items.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

We are in a rural neighborhood but only 3 miles from downtown Punta Gorda. If you love to walk, there is the Alligator Rum Distillery. Sample the rum and see how it is made. The Darst Boat Ramp is right around the corner for you sunset viewing pleasure.

Favorite Places To Eat

Riverside Grill - voted one of the best restaurants in town.
Carmelos - make your reservation early.
Peace River Seafood. 2 miles from the house. All you can eat Blue Crabs! Fresh off the boat.
Zoet - favorite ice cream in the whole world.
Carmelo’s
Pioneer Pizza
Empire Bagels -- made daily with NY. water.

Inside Scoop

Law's seafood - buy fresh local fish and bring it home to grill
Special events..coming Sullivan Street Craft fair, Funk Fest, Peace River Revival and Venice Arts & Crafts festival.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Beach chairs
    • Bed linens provided
    • Dock or boat slip
    • Free WiFi
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kayak / canoe
    • Kitchenette
    • Managed by owner
    • Non-smoking
    • Not suitable for children
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Pets allowed
    • Porch
    • Towels provided
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Freezer
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Television
    • Toaster
  • Nearby Activities
    • Boating
      (< 1 mile)
    • Canoeing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Hiking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Kayaking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (2 miles)
    • Park
      (2 miles)
    • Tennis
      (2 miles)
    • Live Entertainment
      (3 miles)
    • Sailing
      (3 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (3 miles)
    • Children's Pool
      (4 miles)
    • Playground
      (4 miles)
    • Bicycling
      (5 miles)
    • Golf
      (5 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (10 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Fisherman's Village is a very popular shopping and dining venue. Lots to do and see. It has become a dining destination as well as Pickleball Central. If you are renting, I will send you the Punta Gorda Chamber's magazine so you know about our small town and it's upcoming events. We do have a small beach here at Ponce Park but it is on the harbor. There are plenty of outside events, concerts, art shows starting in October and the list goes on \We love it here and hope you will too. We will do everything to make your stay enjoyable and go out of our way to provide the comforts of home.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Apr 03 2022 - Sep 30 2022
$99 7 nights
Oct 01 2022 - Apr 15 2023
$130 29 nights
Dec 01 2022 - Apr 15 2023
$130 29 nights

Fees:

Cleaning fee: $150
Pet fee: $150

Tax Rate: 10%

Notes:

Thank you for viewing Peace River House. We are a 5 plus star property. Please inquire through our website: or Face Book page, Peace River HouseVR . I like to speak with my prospective clients so please feel free to call me at
Summer rates, starting the middle of April, will be reduced and considered.
We receive 5 plus stars rating from all of our previous guests. Thank you for considering our villa for a quiet stay in Punta Gorda.
You can view our FB page at: Peace River House VR

Availability

Last updated on May 08, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: Punta Gorda Regional Airport - 8 miles
Nearest Bar: Celtic Ray - 3 miles
Nearest Beach: Englewood - 38 miles
Nearest Golf: Deep Creek Golf Club - 5 miles
Nearest Theme Park: Love to fish???? Charlotte Harbor - 3 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Fisherman's Village - 6 miles

Owner Info

Andrea Dirienzio

Andrea Dirienzio

Year Purchased: 2016

About the owner: We are a semi retired couple who live in the main house. Alan works for the Kingfisher Fleet on the cruises and is an inshore/offshore fishing guide. He is available for private charters on his boat as well. Andrea is retired and does volunteer work with Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida. She is also a jewelry designer, potter and quilter with Gallery representation. Her interior design education has really showed well as you can see from the vacation rental. We moved from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood area where we lived for over 30 years. It was time for a change. We live with 3 Boston Terriers.
Alan grew up in Dothan, Alabama and Andrea grew up in Philadelphia, Pa. The north meets the south! We have enjoyed every one of our guests and always look forward to repeat guests.

Why this property? We looked for nearly six months until we came across this property. Once we saw it, the vacation rental vision appeared. It took 6 months to prepare the villa. Now that it is completed, we are working on the main house. Always something to do and the "one room at a time" work has kicked in. The property is situated on an acre. The villa is about 1550 square feet. The location is far enough away to be quiet and close enough to town. We are about 2 miles from the Punta Gorda Airport. This neighborhood is a hidden gem....shhhhh, let's keep it a secret.
There is always lots to do in Punta Gorda. Fishing, cycling, concerts, craft shows, and nature. You can see many of our Facebook reviews on PeaceRiverHouseVR.
We are a 5 star rated property.

Calendar last updated: May 08, 2022

Guestbook comments from the owner:

We enjoyed having you as our guests. Would love to have you return any time.


Sep 2020

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Feb 2018

Karen - Rhode Island

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Paradise

This vacation rental was a piece of paradise, The place is beautifully decorated, clean , private , everything there for your needs , The host Andy was amazing, I highly recommend this place for your Fl vacation rental , Thank you Andy and Alan

Stayed: Submitted: May 22, 2022

Owner response

Robin, you were an absolute pleasure to host. And the best part is that we are now friends and neighbors. Enjoy your new home in Punta Gorda.

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Awesome Peace River House and Hosts

The Peace River House is charming, comfortable, it has everything you might need or want, well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed, large awesome bathroom and feels like a loved home, wonderfully decorated. It's set in a wonderful private residential and park setting with royal palms and looking out either side from the living room which is a wall of glass and french doors there's a patio to sit around a pit fire to enjoy the peaceful setting. Only five minutes to downtown great restaurants and music and beach. The hosts are lovely, welcoming and always available. Al and Andie were the best hosts. Andie became my instant best friend and showing me all the great places to see and eat and listen to great music. I can't say enough and wish to comeback soon.

Stayed: Submitted: March 15, 2022

Owner response

Regina Wilkes...My guest and now my great friend. Enjoyed each time we went on an adventure and time spent together. Come back soon... We miss you!!!!

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We'll be back!

Peace River House is well managed and perfect for us. We love peace, wildlife, and our pug dog Harold. This haven has it all. We love the park like setting with Royal palms, orchids, and outdoor setting with a firepit to roast marshmallows and seeing stars at night. Plenty of good places to eat nearby if you don't want to cook at home, which you can do in the well equipped kitchenet Several places of great interest for everyone close at hand. Andie and Alan are pleasant and accommodating. As I said, we will be back! Betsy and Ralph

Stayed: Submitted: January 30, 2022

Owner response

It was a pleasure to have you as our guests at peace River house and look forward to your return. Harold, the pug was very well behaved and our dog, Buster is still looking for him.

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Tranquillity

Tranquillity in a like new comfortable and cozy home. Lots of orchids and a beautiful blue bench just outside the door. Private parking in a quite and safe residential area. It is easy to forget this isn't your permanent home (I sure wish it was!)

Stayed: Submitted: December 21, 2021

Owner response

Thank you Lee Ann for being a perfect guest. And Merry Christmas. Please keep in touch.

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Peace on Peace River

I can't say enough good things about our stay. We stayed the entire month of March and then some and had a wonderful time. Andie and Alan were delightful hosts; we enjoyed a lovely evening with them and I even spent a fun afternoon with Andie while she learned her talents to help me in creating a beautiful piece of jewelry. We enjoyed regular visits from 2 of their two dogs, which our dog enjoyed as well. The home was very tastefully decorated and functional and it truly felt like a home away from home. We enjoyed frequent fires in the fire pit and use of the outdoor grill. The property is very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed it so much we plan to come back next year. Thanks Andie and Alan.

Stayed: Submitted: April 09, 2021

Owner response

It's been 2 weeks since you left and we miss you! Thank you for being great guests and friends. Alli and Buster miss their visits with Musette. We look forward to your return in February. Stay Well and have a great summer.

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A God Send

I was in Punta Gorda to handle some unpleasant business. The Peace Island House offered me a wonderful refuge to refresh my soul. Andie and her husband were open, friendly and kind in many ways. I felt safe and secure the whole time I was there. My living space was private, clean, well stocked, quiet and very comfortable. Would I go there again? You bet I would! Thanks Andie and Alan. Hope to see you soon!!!

Stayed: Submitted: September 23, 2020

Owner response

It’s always good to see you. Thank you for choosing Peace River House as a haven while you come to Punta Gorda. We enjoy having you.

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Cozy & Comfortable Little Home

Had a wonderful stay at the Peace River House this early September. The place was very clean and had a warm cozy home feel. Loved the bedroom and the bathroom was very modern and classy.

Stayed: Submitted: September 11, 2020

Owner response

Thank you for your review. We were happy to have a whole week with you and your family. Come back soon.

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You can ask for nothing more

The only thing nicer than the house is the owner and hosts Andi and Alan. Charming place with top of the line design and construction and finishes. the view from the bedroom each morning was of constantly changing fauna; rabbits, egrets, and butterflies from Ani's butterfly garden. It is as peaceful as it could possibly be. a wonderful place to recharge your battery. The only regret we had was that we could not stay longer, which was not the problem with PRH, but just a schedule issue. Last year we stayed at four airbnb's in Europe, all run very well, but Peace River House takes the cake for decor and the personal service which makes you feel at home. Love the house, the town, and mostly Andi and Alan.

Stayed: Submitted: June 23, 2020

Owner response

Thank you for coming for a visit. We enjoyed having you and Doris stay. See you in October.

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A Perfect Place in a Perfect City!

Andrea and Al were wonderful hosts! The Peace River House was a great find for us! It was cozy, comfortable, and had everything we needed for our stay in Punta Gorda! It was located in a quiet neighborhood which we really enjoyed! It was so close to everything we wanted to do in the city - ride our bikes on the Harbor Walk, take in all the music at all the great bars and restaurants, and check out the farmers markets and the Seafood Fest! The outside patio was a great place to read, chat with Andrea, and hang out with the dogs when they were out.

Stayed: Submitted: February 29, 2020

Owner response

Rocky & Julie: It was an absolute pleasure to have you at Peace River House. We look forward to seeing you next year once you have closed on your property. I enjoyed our patio chats with Julie and our dog, Allie. Please keep in touch and let us know how everything is progressing. Thank you again for staying and enjoying our small, historical town with lots to do.

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A Piece of Home

The couple that own this rental are like your family. Could not have asked for a better couple. The rental is so warm and charming the town is within 3 miles. Good restaurants shopping really just an enjoyable stay. Would return again..5 stars Greg & Lesley Fisher Va. Beach

Stayed: Submitted: February 04, 2020

Owner response

We loved having you as our next door neighbors and friends. And let's not forget Reuben. Thank you for staying with us in January. Greg, You're the best cleaner ever!!!! We miss you'all.

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A neighborhood gem

A beautiful gem in a quiet neighborhood. Andi & Alan are very accommodating and full of suggestions about events happening in the area. The apartment is spacious enough for a long term rental and decorated tastefully. It has a lot of extras to welcome you, including a happy trio of Boston terriers. A couple of outdoor seating areas are perfect for soaking up Florida sunshine and bird watching. It truly is a lovely spot.

Stayed: Submitted: October 31, 2019

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We enjoyed your visit to Peace River House. Please come back soon.

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Perfect Home from Home.

This little gem is in a quiet back water nestled amongst trees (Floridian jungle) along with a few neighbouring houses. Just three miles from typically Floridian - Punta Gorda! Peace River is within walking distance. If you want 'Home from Home" and genuine hospitality this is the retreat for you.The hosts could not have been more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The condo was well equipped with everything one needed including a bottle of wine and snacks to welcome us. Comfy bed and gorgeous bathroom. I admit the Aircon was noisy but this is to be replaced. A separate driveway to the condo is on the plans and although this didn't detract from our enjoyable stay it will improve several issues. i.e. parking for the owners when their rental is occupied and easier access for the visitor. It didn't bother us though. Lots of quaint shops locally plus the usual supermarkets a few miles away BUT if you're a serious shopper there's Port Charlotte shopping centre just over the River. The beach at Ponce de Leon reserve is only 4 miles away and worth a visit if only to walk thru the reserve on the boardwalk - or visit the Wild bird rescue centre. You may be lucky enough to see a Manatee or Dolphins. Thank you to Andi and Alan - just wish we'd book for longer.

Stayed: Submitted: October 26, 2019

Owner response

Alan an I enjoyed have you as our guests and look forward to your return. We really loved having you as neighbors and now friends. Our boat ride up the river was awesome.... and the rookeries are now starting to show signs of life as we get some cooler weather. Leslie...Thank u for our rosemary plant. Planting soon You two are welcomed back any time and hope you have a longer stay in Punta Gorda. The driveway is now permitted and under construction. Thank you for finding Peace River House.

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The Perfect Getaway

My husband and I were fortunate enough to find this lovely place in Punta Gorda. Our hosts, Andie and Alan, were accommodating and generous with their time and suggestions.The rooms are spacious, clean and creatively designed. And the patio is a great place to relax especially in the morning.The heart of the city is just minutes away where you’ll find terrific restaurants, shopping and music. The highlight of our trip was the gorgeous sunset cruise captained by our host, Alan.This is the only place we’ll stay when visiting Punta Gorda.

Stayed: Submitted: September 19, 2019

Owner response

We enjoyed having you as guests and look forward to you returning again. Thank you for your review. We aim to please

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Our Perfect Little Get Away Spot!

Had a Wonderful time on my Birthday Weekend Getaway!! Andrea and Al know the area well and are happy to give directions or make suggestions! The locals are also very friendly and it's a great little town to explore! The rental itself is charming and loaded with thoughtful amenities! We Love this place! All the comforts of home, but much more relaxing! It's like a little slice of Heaven!

Stayed: Submitted: May 07, 2019

Owner response

It was a pleasure to have you as guests. Come back soon. Thank you for leaving everything picture perfect.

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We had a wonderful time there and enjoyed the company of Andi and Allen.

It was so peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed the country side and the company. The owner were very nice and enjoyed their company.

Stayed: Submitted: April 08, 2019

Owner response

Thank you for being great neighbors. We really enjoyed you being here at Peace River House..Please come back next season.

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