New Gulf Coast Villa


There are two large supermarkets within 5 minutes drive of the villa. To the north on state road 776, Winn Dixie has a fresh fish counter with some wonderful ‘catch of the day’, and even a live lobster tank so you can pick your own!

To the east at the junction of state roads 776 and 771, you will find Publix, another large supermarket, with an internal pharmacy. Both supermarkets stay open till late and have off-licences attached (these are called ‘liquor stores’ and you’ll need ID whatever your age). These supermarkets have food and provisions for all tastes with good ranges of fresh produce. If you are from the Uk you will find that groceries in the US are generally far more reasonably priced than the UK.

If you head towards Englewood you will find a Wal Mart Super Centre and close by is Merchant’s Crossing with a variety of stores and restaurants.

Shopping is easy in Florida, especially if you visit the factory outlets that stock well-known brands like Nike, Reebok, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger. Here you can buy end-of-line stock at very reasonable prices. Miromar Outlet is closest to the villa, just under an hour’s drive down I-75, past Fort Myers towards Naples. There are also similar outlet stores at Ellenton towards Tampa.

If that’s too far to travel, the local shopping Mall in Port Charlotte is just 20 minutes away and has some fantastic shops, with American classics like Gap and Victoria’s Secret underwear. There is also a food court and large department store - JC Penny’s. There are other large stores in this part of Port Charlotte.

Dearborn Street In Olde Englewood Village
Palm lined streets lead to restaurants, boutiques, antique stores and galleries with unrivalled selections.

Merchants Crossing of Englewood
1500 Placida Road, Englewood
Port Charlotte Shopping Mall
Large shopping Mall with a variety of National and local brand stores such as Dillards, Sears, JCPenny etc. Located on US-41 or another entrance can be found on State road 776 just prior to the junction with US-41.

Sun Flea Market
18505 Paulson Drive, Port Charlotte
Indoor, air-conditioned flea market with over 100 vendors, family entertainment centre with three-storey play area (tunnels, ball baths etc.) and food court.

Rainbow Flea Market
4628 Tamiami Trail, Charlotte Harbor
Indoor, air-conditioned flea market. Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sullivan Street Shops
331 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda
A variety of gift, craft and speciality shops with handcrafted art, furniture, decorative accessories, home décor, books, and stationery. Every third Thursday evening features an artistic demonstration and musical performance. Gourmet restaurant.

Fisherman’s Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Waterfront mall and marina featuring a variety of boutiques, speciality shops and restaurants. Other attractions include fishing, sailing, water sports, sightseeing and sunset cruises and special events. Don’t miss the wonderful sunsets!

Miramar Outlets
1-75, exit 123 (Corkscrew Road) between Naples and Fort Myers
Over 100 manufacturers’ outlets featuring top designers and famous brand names. Huge discounts, sometimes as high as 70% off retail prices.

Ellenton Outlet Sores
Interstate 75 (North) about 45 minutes drive from Rotonda
This is an out of town shopping complex which offers you the chance to buy designer ware at reasonable prices. Some of the names you will find are Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Adidas, Ralf Lauren, Calvin Klein, Levi to name but a few. Over 150 outlets, again with large discounts. The Shopaholic’s dream!

Shell Factory (239)995-2141
US41, South of Port Charlotte at Fort Myers
Offering over 5 million shells, historical displays, trains & fire trucks and other
wacky events.