Diane & Michael Koughan | Burnt Store Marina Real Estate, Punta Gorda Real Estate


1590 ISLAMORADA BLVD #82B, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33955  

Residential
$184,000
Price
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Priced to sell, this 2Br, 2Ba Commodore Club condominium is a true find! Featuring a peaceful green space view from the enclosed glass lanai with new tile floor. Upgrades are evident in all areas. Convenient for the buyers, it is offered Furnished/Turn-Key (less a few personal items). Throughout is 17 in tile in the living, dining room and kitchen. The remodeled cozy kitchen has a breakfast bar, tray ceiling, wine rack, microwave, stainless steel appliances and solid surface counter tops. The master suite has newly installed flooring, sleep number bed, two closets and a master bath with new counter tops, two designer vessel sinks, soaking tub and separate shower. The guest bedroom also has newly installed engineered hardwood flooring. The guest bath has new counter tops and two vessel sinks. For convenience, the washer and dryer are located in a separate room. Monthly fee includes Fiber Optic high speed internet. New air handler in 2012 with a hot water heater replaced in 2017. Burnt Store Marina is the largest privately-owned Marina on the West Coast of Florida with 550 (approx.) wet slips and additional dry storage. Burnt Store Marina amenities include waterfront dining at Cass Cay, a tennis and fitness club w/heated pool, Platinum Point Yacht Club, Freedom Boat Club, 27 holes of challenging golf and walking and bike paths.


Moving into a new home can often be a frantic, exhausting task. Matters are made worse if the house you are moving into wasn’t cleaned thoroughly after the previous movers left.

 However, the best time to clean a house is before you move in. This is due to the fact that cleaning shelves is easier before they’ve been filled, and vacuuming carpets is simpler if the house doesn’t yet have any furniture.

 So, in this article we’re going to show you the best way to clean your new home before you move in to avoid having to move objects around once you’ve brought them inside.

 Before moving day

 The idea moment to clean your new home is before the moving truck arrives. If possible, pick a day after the previous owners have moved out that is close to your move-in date. Bring all of your cleaning supplies with you, including cloths, towels, a duster, vacuum, hardwood floor polish, glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, and so on.

It might be tempting to just start scrubbing as soon as you’re inside, but first take a moment to walk through the house and make a list of all the cleaning tasks you would like to accomplish before moving in.

Not only will your list help you determine how long you’ll need to clean, but it will also give some organization to your day and keep you on track.

On or after moving day

You don’t always have the luxury of being able to clean your new home beforehand. If you’re moving across states or are on a tight move-in/move-out schedule, you might have to clean your house as you move in.

In this case, the best solution is to organize your boxes and furniture by room. Then, when moving them inside, put them in the corner of a room in a neat pile. This will leave access to most of the room so that you can clean before putting things away.

Make sure you and your family are on the same page in terms of organizing items on moving day. If you have family members who start unpacking boxes, let them know they could be more helpful by picking up a duster or cleaning some windows rather than putting items in their future places.

Room by room cleaning

There are some rooms in your house that require special attention. Let’s start with the kitchen.

When it comes to cleaning your appliances (refrigerator, oven, microwave, etc.), it’s a good idea to spray on some degreaser or baking soda/vinegar solutions in advance to let them soak and loosen up any debris before you start scrubbing them. Soaking them all at once will help you save time cleaning.

The bathroom poses a challenge when moving in for two reasons. Since bathrooms tend to be small and crowded, it can be hard to work inside of them if there are boxes in the way. To avoid this, stack all of your bathroom items outside in the hallway or in the bathroom closet while you clean.


3220 SOUTHSHORE DR #24B, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33955  

Residential
$229,000
Price
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Take a look at the 3D tour before you go any further. Situated in its own little “corner of the world”, a private walk way leads to this bright, cheery end unit. You will relax and enjoy the swaying palm trees and wild life from this second-floor three-sided lanai. This charming and SUPER CLEAN Condo has been graced with lots of “TLC”. Large and spacious with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and situated in very close proximity to the largest heated pool in Burnt Store Marina. This unit is FURNISHED TURNKEY (with a few exclusions). (Hurricane Shutters stored in the 1 car garage.) The attractive, remodeled kitchen features a refrigerator bar, lit glass cabinets doors and newer appliances. The Master Suite whose windows are beautifully framed with Plantation Shutters, also has a large walk in closet. The guest bedroom is the size of most master suites. Off the guest bedroom is a very large storage room – a great place to store all of your treasures. This unit has tile throughout with the exception of the bedrooms and LR. The pool and Clubhouse are at your fingertips. Burnt Store Marina and Country Club is still considered Southwest Florida’s Best Kept Secret offering the largest private marina in SW Florida (on Charlotte Harbor) with 525 wet slips and over 200 dry storage slips, fuel dock, pump-out facility, 27 holes of challenging golf, tennis, pickle ball, waterfront dining, athletic club, walking/bike/golf cart paths and more. Come see for yourself why so many have chosen this fantastic, friendly gated community.


Finding a new home that will meet your family's current and future needs requires a clear mental picture of what you want and your desired lifestyle.

While you may not be able to get every item on your new-house wish list, knowing your priorities is the first step to realizing your goals.

For many growing families, having a spacious eat-in kitchen is a high-priority. Here are a few reasons a large kitchen can enhance the enjoyment of your new home.

Entertaining guests: If you like to host holiday gatherings, birthday parties, and other celebrations at your home, a spacious kitchen lends itself to everything from food preparation and buffet setup to mingling with your party guests. Kitchens are a focal point of social gatherings, and can play a major role in the success or failure of your parties, dinners, and other events.

Increased efficiency: Without enough counter space and room to comfortably move around, meal preparation can turn into more of a chore than a pleasure. Ideally, there should be unobstructed paths between key work stations, including the stove and kitchen sink (You'll want to have a clear path when you're ready to drain cooked pasta or carry pots of water to the stove.) Generally, the more people you're serving, the more crucial it is to have plenty of space for working, staying organized, and keeping track of cooking times. Since food preparation is both an art and a science, it requires planning, proper execution, and the freedom to express your creativity.

Family harmony: There are at least two ways that ample kitchen space can contribute to harmonious family relationships. First of all, gathering in the kitchen at mealtime, every day, helps foster good communication between members of your family. When you're facing each other and sharing stories, plans, and concerns at the kitchen table, it's easier to know what's going on in the lives of your spouse and children. A roomy kitchen also helps keep the peace in your family. For example, when more than one person is getting a snack, making a meal, or cleaning up, having a little extra space can help keep family members from bumping into each other and feeling cramped. Conflicts sometimes arise, especially among siblings, when there's a shortage of personal space. On busy days when everyone is rushing in opposite directions, often at a hectic pace, having enough counter and floor space in the kitchen can help minimize drama and keep family traffic flowing smoothly.

Whether you're entertaining dinner guests or baking cookies for a school bake sale, the process is sure to go more smoothly when you have sufficient counter space and a work flow area that helps gets things done in the shortest period of time.


3160 MATECUMBE KEY RD #224, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33955  

Residential
$139,000
Price
$139,000
Sale Price
1
Bedrooms
1
Baths
This is a rare opportunity for a Keel Club HARBORSIDE view. A one bedroom, one bath condominium packed with luxury. Updated with a warm palate. Move in ready – Furnished/Turn-key. The Lanai boasts a fabulous water view of the Burnt Store Marina. Enter this cozy space with comfortable leather furnishings. Features include newer appliances in the kitchen, two new televisions, leather furnishings, sofa bed, a remodeled bath area and tile throughout. This unit is leased from January 1 to March thirty-first of 2019. The rental income of $2,600 per month comes from a repeat renter for the last six years. Purchase this as an investment or just use it to pamper yourself. This unit is in very close proximity to the Restaurant, ship store, water taxi and more within Burnt Store Marina. Burnt Store Marina and Country Club is still considered Southwest Florida’s Best Kept Secret offering the largest private marina in SW Florida (on Charlotte Harbor) with 525 wet slips and over 200 dry storage slips, fuel dock, pump-out facility, 27 holes of challenging golf, tennis, waterfront dining, athletic club, walking/bike/golf cart paths and more. Come see for yourself why so many people have chosen this fantastic, friendly gated community. Come and see this Beautiful property – you will be SOLD!