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Risk-Free Vacation GuaranteeCharlotte Harbor Risk-Free Vacation Guarantee

Book with Peace of Mind

This valuable program safeguards your purchase of hotel/condo/home rental stays at participating accommodations* during the entire Atlantic hurricane season – June 1 to November 30. The Risk-Free Vacation Guarantee program provides the following types of protection:


Traveling by Air - Guests holding confirmed reservations with a nonrefundable deposit at an accommodation in Charlotte County, and who are unable to travel due to closures of Charlotte County Airport, Southwest Florida International Airport, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Tampa International Airport caused by a Category One or higher hurricane as determined by the U.S. National Weather Service, can rebook their accommodation reservations without penalty. A one-category room upgrade may also be provided based on availability.

Traveling by Automobile - If a hurricane watch is issued for Charlotte County by the U.S. National Weather Service 36 hours or less prior to check-in, guests holding confirmed reservations with a nonrefundable deposit can re-book their accommodation reservations without penalty. A one category room upgrade may also be provided based on availability.


In the unlikely event a hurricane watch interrupts guest and hospitality operations for more than 24 hours and/or an evacuation order is issued, guests already on property will receive a certificate valid for a free future stay. Certificates will be valid for the same duration as the original stay and must be redeemed within one calendar year from the date of issuance at the same accommodation where the original stay occurred. Free future stays will be awarded subject to availability and certain blackout dates apply.

The Risk-Free Vacation Guarantee program excludes group bookings and may vary slightly depending on each accommodation's terms and conditions.The certificate and offer is honored and redeemed by the participating accommodation, not the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, is valid for one year and does not include airfare.

Below is a list of accommodations that offer the "Risk-Free Vacation Guarantee":

About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; call 941-743-1900 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at