Charlotte-House Historic Downtown Punta Gorda

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About the Property

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Bungalow
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 750 sq. ft.

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Beautifully updated bungalow within walking distance to historic downtown Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor. Situated about 7 miles north of Punta Gorda airport and just a 30 minutes drive from Ft Meyers airport.

Charlotte House is a quaint 3 bedroom 1 bath cottage with open living, dining and kitchen area. Newly installed central AC & heat. (Yay no more window AC units) It has a fully equipped kitchen, with Keurig coffee bar. Huge Paver deck with BBQ and table. Beach chairs, towels and cooler. "SheShed" with washer & dryer. Bicycles & helmets, beach chairs, umbrella & rolling cooler!

Rates

January-April 2022
WEEKLY rate $650.00 (7 consecutive nights)
Monthly Rate 2400.00 (28 consecutive nights)
7 night minimum additional nights over 7 add 105.00 per additional night.

May-October 2022
4 Night Minimum
70.00 per night
WEEKLY RATE- 550
MONTHLY RATE - 1900.00
12% tax
125.00 cleaning fee

November-December 2022,
WEEKLY RATE-625.00 (7 consecutive nights)
MONTHLY RATE 2300.00 (28 consecutive nights)
7 night minimum additional nights over 7 add 95.00 per additional night.
12% tax
125.00 cleaning fee

***Refundable deposit on all reservations.
Pets must be approved and a non refundable pet fee of 125.00 per pet will be included in the booking.

Unique Benefits

Charlotte House has everything you could want in a vacation home, fully stocked to anticipate all your needs. Location could not be much better, you can walk to everything down town and along Charlotte Harbor waterfront located just 3 blocks north. We have 2 bicycles for guest usage with helmets and locks, beach chairs, umbrella, towels and coolers. We have fishing poles upon request (you must get a fishing license)

Area Information

Punta Gorda is a charming small town located on Charlotte harbor at the mouth of the Peace River. Which is known as a sea life nursery. Home to manatees, dolphin & rays.

So many great activities, boating, fishing, sunsets galore! Fisherman’s Village full of shops and restaurants also has a marina with slip rentals, boat rentals, fishing and sunset cruises. Laishley Marina just 3 blocks away has a boat launch as well as marina slips available for rent. Our city provides free bicycle use (although I have 2 bicycles on site), great walks along the harbor. Air boat rides a short drive up the Peace River at the Nav-a-gator.

Charlotte House is located within walking distance of all the historic downtown restaurants/bars and Charlotte Harbor Walk.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

No fighting traffic, you are walking distance to everything in Historic Punta Gorda, many restaurants & shops. Charlotte Harbor is 3 blocks, with a beautiful walking path all the way to Fisherman's Village or take the bridge over to Port Charlotte, watching out for dolphin, sting ray's and manatee's. I walk a loop of both bridges most mornings and it is always such fun to see all the sea life.

Favorite Places To Eat

Best Pizza & salads by far only a block walk away at the Dough Bar located right next to Gators Downtown & The Breakfast House. For seafood & view of the harbor, Laishley Crab House (3 blocks) is fantastic ~ and if you like fish & chips you have 2 choices within 2 blocks of Charlotte House ~ Ice House (stones throw) and Celtic Ray. If you want a great breakfast with wonderful family owned restaurant the Family Grill on US 41 is our favorite "locals" spot! Burgr Bar has great breakfast & very affordable. Try the stuffed french toast or the coconut stuffed french toast (my favorite), its heavenly!

Inside Scoop

If you must drive to Hurricane Charlies restaurant & bar, park in the convention center on the west side, then walk between Charlies & TT's Tiki hut! If you like to fish the Tiki Hut has 12 fish lights around the corner and it certainly draw's in the big fish when the tide is high ~ they are on dusk to dawn. A reminder if you do fish you need to have a fishing licence.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Beach chairs
    • Bed linens provided
    • Bicycles
    • Free WiFi
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kid friendly
    • Kitchen
    • Managed by owner
    • Non-smoking
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Pets allowed
    • Towels provided
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • DVD player
    • Freezer
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Smoke detector
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Basketball Court
      (< 1 mile)
    • Boating
      (< 1 mile)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (< 1 mile)
    • Live Entertainment
      (< 1 mile)
    • Park
      (< 1 mile)
    • Playground
      (< 1 mile)
    • Tennis
      (< 1 mile)
    • Volleyball Court
      (< 1 mile)
    • Golf
      (2 miles)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (3 miles)
    • Bowling
      (4 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (7 miles)

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 01 2022 - Oct 31 2022
$550 $1,900 7 nights
Nov 01 2022 - Dec 31 2022
$625 $2,300 7 nights
Jan 01 2023 - Apr 30 2023
$675 $2,500 7 nights

Fees:

Cleaning Fee: $125
Pet fee: $125
Refundable Deposit: $200

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

Deposit refunded after departure review, typically within 24 hours.

Availability

Last updated on May 12, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: Punta Gorda Airport - 5 miles
Nearest Bar: Gators, Celtic Ray, TT Tiki Hut, Wyvern Roof top - 0.1 miles
Nearest Beach: Sanibel Island, Siesta Key - 35 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Gators, Ice House, Burgr Bar, Laishley Crab House - 0.1 miles

Owner Info

Lyn Bolt

Lyn Bolt

Year Purchased: 2016

About the owner: My name is Lyn and I am a year round resident of Florida. I am originally from Sarasota just north of Punta Gorda. I moved to California as a young adult and raised my 3 children there for 35 years. As my mother grew older I knew I needed to be closer to her. She had moved back to Maryland and I as a warm weather creature was not moving to a cold environment so our search began, we finally agreed on Punta Gorda for the charming small town feel. (close to what Sarasota was when I was growing up) In March of 2016 I took early retirement from General Mills to be closer to my mother (she's 90 and going strong)

I live right here in Punta Gorda. In an effort to subsidize my retirement I purchased Charlotte House (I named the house after the street she resides on after being there so much) as a rental. After 18 months of updates I didn't really want an annual renter any longer and my son accused me of finding projects so I didn't have to rent the house out. (Which was true) With a lot of encouragement from my children and colleagues/friends at General Mills I decided to seasonally rent the house. I put a lot of loving care into bringing back her beauty and hope that you too will find her as charming as I do!

I did leave 4 grandchildren in CA (two have since moved to Punta Gorda with their parents) so I do travel back frequently to maintain the close relationship I have with them, so there are times I may not be here during part of your visit.

Why this property? Charlotte reminded me of the beach cottage I always wanted. With the house being a foreclosure she had been sadly neglected. I spent over a year (18-20 months in reality) working on every area of the house to bring her back to her original beauty!

Charlotte House is located within walking distance of everything in the historic downtown area, you can even sit on the back patio and listen to music from Celtic Rae and all the events they host in down town area. Everything about her speaks to the 50’s & 60’s beach cottages that I grew up with but all the modern updates of 2022.

Calendar last updated: May 12, 2022

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Guestbook comments from the owner:

This is our 2nd time staying at Charlotte and we loved the new addition~ "she-shed" There is nothing to want for when staying here. We love the convenience of a "home away from home." We typically made breakfast and possible lunch, however enjoyed the walk-ability to restaurants for dinner. This year the bridges became our daily walks. We walked to the block party and had a great time listening to the music and enjoying the food. Looking forward to next year!!


Apr 2019

We immediatly felt at home in this charming place - all amenities you could ask for, clean, everything new and beautifully decorated. Best place ever! Great community to walk and bike, and day trips to the beach, and of course fishing! Friendly people everywhere we went. We especially enjoyed chatting with neighbor Joe! Lyn you are a wonderful host ~ all information, maps, restaurants, etc were here for us and you were very prompt getting back to us with any questions we had. We appreciated the cookies you made and so glad we were able to meet you on our last evening. We certainly want to stay at Charlotte House again when we are in Florida next. Thank you for everything!


Feb 2019

This was our first time renting at Charlotte. Enjoyed the beautiful home. You had everything necessary to use from kitchen to bath and information on the area. It was very relaxing and convenient to shopping and nice walks. We hope to return again when we need a place to stay in Punta Gorda.


Jan 2019

You did an amazing job renovating the house. We enjoyed staying at Charlotte House, it was our first time renting a house for our stay and for sure the right decision, as it was much more relaxing. Lyn you were so helpful we can't thank you enough for taking the pictures at our wedding. We will contact you again when we are coming back for a place to stay as all was perfect!


Dec 2018

We loved Charlotte House and Punta Gorda. It was our first time here and hopefully not our last. The house is amazing and has all the amenities you could want or need. The book with restaurant menu's was very helpful and the flyers under the TV were very helpful also. We went out on the Nav-a-gator airboat ride and loved it. We also ate at the restaurant there and it was very good. Enjoyable stay!


Jun 2018

Roger C.

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Charlotte House

Charlotte House is in a perfect location, a quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance to so many Punta Gorda attractions! We enjoyed many wonderful restaurants and sunsets on the Charlotte Harbor. Charlotte House had everything we needed for our stay. From comfortable beds to a secluded patio it has it all. We took full advantage of the bicycles and beach chairs for visits to Ponce de Leon park and other nearby beaches. The house itself is beautifully decorated with all the amenities. We were fortunate to have many conversations with wonderful neighbors Joe and Kathy. They have created beautiful gardens behind Charlotte House and were more than willing to share ideas on what to see and do in the area. We will definitely miss them. We highly recommend Charlotte House. Lyn the host is wonderful and has created a beautiful and comfortable home.

Stayed: Submitted: April 05, 2022

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Charlotte House

Great location, near everything. Some of the best restaurants in Charlotte county within walking distance. House very clean and well stocked. Outside landscaped nicely.

Stayed: Submitted: January 02, 2022

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Amazing gem

The property is amazing, spotlessly clean, well-maintained and has everything in it that you will need to make your stay comfortable. The owner goes out of her way to welcome you and ensure that your stay is nothing less than perfect.

Stayed: Submitted: June 01, 2021

Owner response

Awh .....Maryann that was so nice of you! I love that you have stayed several times and look forward to you finding your forever home over here on the “Best Coast”

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Pure perfection

My husband and I could not have been more pleased with our accommodations. Everything was nice and clean and well stocked beyond our expectations. What a joy it was to be able to cook if we wanted. Most dinners were spent exploring the awesome restaurants in Punta Gorda. Being able to do our laundry was wonderful. The refrigerator even had an icemaker so we were able to fill our cooler with ice on the days we chose to go to the beach, The beach chairs were well used also. You are the hostess with the mostest. Thank you so much. I hope we can work there again.

Stayed: Submitted: April 25, 2021

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Cozy and Homey

My family and I truly enjoyed staying at the Charlotte House. It was a bit further from the historic downtown area than I thought, but it was still close enough to get to everything. The house has a really comfortable, cozy ambiance and was everything my family needed. The owner provided all the necessities. We had a wonderful time!

Stayed: Submitted: April 22, 2021

Owner response

Michele, it was such a joy to see the chalkboard filled with adventures planned for each day! Thank you for choosing Charlotte House as you vacation home away from home!

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We could not be more pleased. Our hostess had absolutely everything that we needed. We just had to buy our own food and refreshments and we were good to go. We were able to walk to all the bars and restaurants, including the Catholic Church. We can’t say enough good things about our landlord.

Stayed: Submitted: March 06, 2021

Owner response

Cathy thank you so much! You were the perfect guests! I am hoping you able to get down again!

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A wonderful place to stay.

Punta Gorda, is a beautiful town by Charlotte Harbor. Every evening we would take our little dog Bella for a walk along Harbor Walk and watch the spectacular sunsets. We visited Boca Grande beach and many different restaurants. A trip to Fishermen Village is a must. The house is cozy and everything you need is there, We had a marvelous time. We can't wait to go back.

Stayed: Submitted: October 21, 2020

Owner response

Thank you so much for the review William & Gloria! Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit!

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Excellent home with a great hostess!

Charlotte house is located only a few blocks from downtown the location is perfect. Lyn provided all the things we needed and then some. Response was quick to any questions or concerns. We enjoyed riding the bikes around town, the cookies and loved sitting outside at night listening to music. Love Punta Gorda we will be back!!! Thx Lyn!

Stayed: Submitted: February 18, 2020

Owner response

Linda, Thank you for the kind words! It was so nice meeting you and look forward to you visiting again! Next time I want to hear about all your travels and get some see places in the US to see!

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Very nice

Everything in the ad and everything that Lynn said was true. Very clean accommodation. Very satisfied

Stayed: Submitted: January 08, 2020

Owner response

Thank you Mike, I’m glad you guys enjoyed your stay!

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Wonderful stay - Peaceful home!

We loved our stay at this "lovely" rental. Very clean and comfortable. Great location, close walking proximity to downtown and Marina. Fully equipped home.....a home away from home and "welcome items" were a nice surprise. We'll definitely be making this a yearly retreat. Can't say enough about the host and how she will go out of her way to make your stay the best it can be. Thanks!

Stayed: Submitted: April 11, 2019

Owner response

I am so looking forward to seeing you guys in just a couple weeks! Thank you so much for the nice review!

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Great place to stay!

This rental cottage had everything that we needed to have a very enjoyable and relaxing time away from the cold north. We enjoyed bike rides and strolls through the neighborhoods. Fisherman's Village was so close by and great fun to visit. The flea market downtown was another attraction that we had fun attending. Ponce de Leon park was a great place to just sit on a bench and watch the boats come and go to the harbor. Would love the come back to this lovely house!!!

Stayed: Submitted: April 09, 2019

Owner response

I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay! I hope to see you again!

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What A GEM!

This house has everything you could possibly want. Top of the line everything. The owner has thought of everything & wonderful to work with!

Stayed: Submitted: April 08, 2019

Owner response

Brenda, thank you for the kind words and the appreciation of my hard work restoring Charlotte to her original beauty! I hope to see you next year!!!

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Much needed get-away!

Our stay at The Charlotte House was everything we expected and more! We opted to not rent a car to force ourselves to not feel obligated to use it. The Charlotte House was close to everything. A short Uber ride to and from the airport and we utilized the bikes that were provided for the rest of our transportation needs. The house was welcoming, clean, and comfortable. We were even surprised with Christmas cookies upon arrival. Lynn was available and open to suggestions, even when we locked ourselves out of the house. A true gym and one we hope to return to!

Stayed: Submitted: January 07, 2019

Owner response

Becky, Thank you for the suggestion to stock wine glasses, i got them the same day! I have also made fishing poles available to guests for use. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax! I hope to see you againthis year! Lyn

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