|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This beautiful fully air conditioned three en-suite bedroom villa, newly built in early 2005, is situated in Rotonda West on the Cape Haze peninsula, an area of unspoiled natural beauty and tranquility. Beautiful white sandy beaches provide sunbathing, swimming and beachcombing. There are five championship golf courses on Rotonda alone, and the whole area is classified as a bird sanctuary, with frequent appearances of native birds such as osprey, herons, pelicans, bald eagles, kingfishers, red cardinals and even a friendly wood stork is known to pay our villa a visit!
Boating and fishing are extremely popular, with various charter agencies offering a variety of fishing adventures. Indeed Boca Grande provides Florida's finest and greatest tarpon fishing and great small fishing. Fishing licences can be purchased locally. There is an abundance of fishing waters including the Gasparilla Sound Aquatic Prserve and many inland coastal waterways in the area, together with two local fishing piers. Dolphin and manatee sighting cruises are also available in the area.
Retail therapy is well catered for, with Port Charlotte shopping mall only 10 minutes away. Exclusive St Armand's Circle at Sarasota is a must, and north of Sarasota the Ellenton shopping mall offers designer labels at great prices.
The villa is set in generous landscaped grounds overlooking the Rotonda River, only 10 minutes from the nearest beautiful beaches at Englewood, Boca Grande and Manasota Key.
The superb solar heated swimming pool has a southerly aspect to make the most of the long sunny days.
The villa has been designed and finished to the highest standards, providing a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The spacious open plan layout, with approximately 2,500ft of internal living space, provides excellent accommodation, having a formal living room for relaxing in after a long day at the beach, and a separate family room with multi-channel cable television and DVD player. A CD/intercom system has been installed throughout the villa. Wi-Fi available as well as free local and long distance telephone calls.
The fully fitted spacious kitchen boasts all amenities including dishwasher, oven, microwave, side-by-side fridge freezer a comprehensive range of cookware and crockery. There is also a separate utility room. The informal nook breakfast area leads from the kitchen and overlooks the pool.
The private and fully screened pool enclosure incorporates special decking with sun loungers. There is a large shady lanai with an outdoor dining area and gas barbeque. For the safety of children, there is a pool alarm. For added convenience there is also a separate washroom adjacent to the pool.
The sumptuous master bedroom suite has a super-king size bed, cable television, large walk in wardrobe and dressing area and a beautiful large en-suite bathroom with twin washbasins, large bath, walk in shower and water closet. Beautiful French doors lead from the bedroom onto the pool.
The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, fitted wardrobes and its own bathroom with bath and shower, washbasin and water closet The third twin bedroom has fitted wardrobes, a walk in shower, washbasin and water closet.
Outside the villa is surrounded by landscaped gardens leading down to the Rotonda River, which attracts numerous local wildlife. A long driveway leads to an integral two car garage incorporating electric door.
There are also four bikes at the villa as well as beach chairs, umbrellas, cool box etc.
We are a retired lawyer and a part time office administrator with two daughters who are growing up fast! Tim enjoys following his local soccer team, Hull City, with all its ups and downs, and Debbie and the girls enjoy visiting the many shopping malls!
Debbie Welton purchased this villa in 2005
Having visited and fell in love with the area in 2003, we achieved an ambition of building a wonderful holiday villa that we could truly call a second home.
The many wonderful beaches, the fishing and boating and the myriad of wildlife. And of course relaxing by the pool with a good book.
An excellent location for a wonderful holiday within easy reach of fine dining, sightseeing, wildlife, golf and fishing. The villa is so luxurious you may not want to leave!
Photographs cannot show how beautiful this villa is, we were bowled over. Location, cleanliness, presentation, pool, everything about it was superb. It was easily the nicest villa we have stayed in. It is perfect for relaxation, the beaches are stunning and the peace and quiet make it ideal if you need the chill out. Debbie and Tim provide a comprehensive list of beaches, restaurants and shopping venues that we have used and have found extremely informative. Best part of our holiday was to rent a boat, see beaches that were not normally accessible, and see wildlife that you would not normally get to see close up and personal. A fabulous place to base your holiday. Already booked for next year. Thank you Tim and Debbie.
Hi, We arrived ready for a relaxing week at the Gulf Coast and weren't disappointed. We've stayed on the Rotonda before and done the villa thing in Florida 10 times or so. This was in a class of its own. I actually walked back outside the house after looking in to make sure I was at the right place, it looked so good. The furniture is top drawer (pardon the pun) and the master suite is wonderful.
I think the key point is that we were there to chill and almost never left the house but were never bored. From swimming to fishing, to biking and jigway puzzles, to competitive games of dominos and on demand movies, the week flew by. Add in the blazing sunshine and warm pool and you've got a holiday to remember. We saw the eagle and the alligator from the back of the house. You've got 3 massive supermarkets within 10 minutes drive, along with 5 golf courses, Dunking Donuts, Mcdonalds and a chinese takeaway. A special recommendation for Villa Capri on Placida, about 10 minutes drive. Italian food like mamma used to make and a Montepulciano house red that really complemented the steak.
Never saw another person apart from the gardener, who was a hoot. It was like borrowing your very rich friend's house, lots of their photos to add the homely touch and everything high spec, spotless and user friendly. Except the alligator, of course.
Highly recommended !
We’ve been to Florida on numerous occasions and Rotonda once before.
The villa is defiantly 5* and we particularly liked the individuality of the property and the family pictures which really make it feel more than just a rental property.
Rather than repeat the same comments, just read the other reviews and you won’t go wrong.
Terry & Tina
We stayed for two weeks in May 2014 and had the most relaxing break we could have imagined. This was in the main due Tim & Debbie's Villa as it had everything we could possibly wish for all at the highest standard.
We have stayed on the Rotunda numerous times in the past and we can quite safely say this is the best Villa we have stayed at.
We intend to return in the future.
If you're looking for an ideal place to stay, located in an excellent location on the South West Gulf Coast of Florida then look no further!
We have vacationed in Florida for many years but this was our first time renting a home there. The entire experience was a positive one from start to finish. Many thanks to Tim and Debbie for making the booking process so pleasant and easy. Their villa is just as beautiful or more so than it appears in the photos. And, the pool, lanai area and landscaping are every bit as lovely as the interior of their home. The house and the property are in immaculate condition and show real pride of ownership.
We had a terrific time exploring Englewood and the surrounding area and enjoyed a few great meals in some of the restaurants recommended in the information provided to us by Tim and Debbie. We also enjoyed some time just relaxing by the pool during the day and barbecuing out on the lanai in the evening while taking in the amazing sunset views.
We would highly recommend renting this luxury vacation villa. You will not be disappointed. Our sincere thanks to Tim and Debbie for letting us spend a wonderful week in your gorgeous home! We hope to have an opportunity to return in the future.
All I can say was WOW....this villa really is fantastic. We have just returned after spending 10 days there and we really didn't want to come home!
Firstly before booking we sent quite alot of e-mails to the owners Tim & Debbie, as I had lots of questions. They were really good and sent so much useful information to us about the area, local beaches, boat hire etc.- all the things we had asked for. Nothing ever seemed too much trouble.
When we arrived I was amazed. I know it looks nice on the pictures on the website, but it was even better in reality. The villa literally looked brand new- like we were the first to ever stay in it.It was very luxuriously appointed, immaculately clean and just had everything you could possibly want when you are in a holiday home. In fact i think it had alot more than I have at home!
It was great and very useful having things like beach chairs, umbrellas, cool boxes, fishing rods etc to take on the beach. We could pack up our sandwiches and drinks and head off to the beach for the day like a local. My sons used the fishing rods lots and really enjoyed fishing literally at the end of the garden and also off the beaches.
The villa is situated on a very quiet housing development, and all houses in the neighbourhood are lovely too. It is situated on an inland waterway, so behind the villa is a beautiful pool, and from there you have the waterway, so there are no houses overlooking you.
The master bedroom with en-suite and walk in wardrobe is completely on the other side of the house to the 2 other bedrooms- which our teenage children occupied, so it was really nice having the extra privacy.The beds are all really comfortable and all furnishings are beautiful.
Within about 20 minutes drive are around 4 different beaches. Tim & Debbie provided us with a list of good beaches, places to visit and good places to eat. We were really impressed with the beautiful local beaches and also tried some a bit further afield e.g. Sarasota which is about a 45 min drive.
There are lots of supermarkets nearby, so it is really easy to get food, and the quality and choice of foods is great. Many evenings we brought steaks, burgers salads etc. and sat and had a BBQ around the pool, which was lovely, and so relaxing.
I really cannot recommend this villa enough. It is everything and more than you see on the pictures. Thank you Tim & Debbie for letting us stay in your beautiful home and for letting us stay on a few extra days when we loved it so much!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Clean and laundry||$125|
|Notes||$200 deposit per week payable upon booking. Balance including security deposit of $400 payable 10 weeks prior to vacation date. Funds to be sent to Florida Bank account by check or bank transfer.|