Our 3 Bed. 3 Bath (master with spa) villa has a large 36'x16' heated pool and is south facing with a beautiful backdrop overlooking a grass swale then woodland of which is a state registered bird sanctuary. Our villa is built on a longer than average sized Rotonda Lot giving a spacious green outlook, tranquility and privacy. We have furnished to a high standard and is fully equipped with everything you will need during your stay. We are situated in the prestigious golfing community of Rotonda in the peaceful section of Pine Valley. A perfect location to unwind after a busy vacation in Orlando and a perfect winter retreat. The safe quiet roads and nature trails are perfect for walking, jogging and cycling. In the centre of Rotonda is a community park covering 32 acres. Built in 2005 it offers a multi purpose sports field, children's play area, a large picnic pavilion with barbecues, two Free tennis courts(we provide the rackets and balls) and restroom facilities.
Local beaches: BEACHES.
Englewood has 4 beaches on the barrier island of Manasota Key. Manasota Beach, Blind Pass Beach, Englewood Beach & Stump Pass Beach. all offer a variety of amenities.
Manasota Beach boasts 14 acres of Gulf front beach & sand dunes with special areas set aside for sheltered tables, barbecue pits, boardwalks & bathhouse facilities.
Blind Pass Beach is ideal for swimming, fishing & has more than 60 acres of nature trails. There's a docking area for boaters on the intercoastal waterway.
Englewood Beach has recreational areas, boardwalk, picnic tables & concession stands as well as conveniently located nearby restaurants, shops & nightclubs. Walking south from Englewood beach is Stump Pass Beach a narrow strip of beach that offer anglers a great place to fish.
Barrier Islands: There are several offshore keys to explore, some accessible by road bridge; others only by boat. Perhaps one of the most attractive and quaint get-away keys to visit by road is Gasperilla Island. Approx.20 minutes easy drive from Rotonda the island is reached via a toll bridge from the mainland. Visitors to the key will drive along a road surrounded on both sides by shimmering waters and white sands and millionaires Condo's.
There is a wonderful public beach on the key (with a Caribbean feel to it) called Boca Grande. Every year between April and June, Boca Grande Pass fills with thousands of Tarpon fish churning the water all around the boats. Major fishing tournaments are held here, each year. In Boca Grande, the locals use golf carts as a major form of transport and can be easily hired on a daily basis.
If you want to experience total isolation and a real unspoilt barrier island, visit Cayo Costa (itself a state park) located south of Boca Grande accessible only by boat.
Rotonda is situated on the gulf coast near Englewood on the Cape Haze peninsular 85 miles south Tampa, 90 miles North Naples, 50miles North Fort Myers & only 35 miles south Sarasota.*Tampa airport is approx. ninety minutes drive away and a very straightforward route, car rentals available on site at airport. *Orlando airport is two and a half hours away & Miami airport is three & a half. There are supermarkets & excellent restaurants within a few minutes drive away & a Wal-mart Superstore which is open 24 hours. Port Charlotte shopping mall is only 15-20 minutes drive away & has many restaurants including Ruby Tuesdays, Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse & a food hall with many more in the surrounding area of the mall. Amongst the shops are jCPennys.Sears,Dillards & Macy's plus there is a multi screen cinema. Just an hour away are 2 factory outlets at Ellenton & Estero. Englewood has 4 beaches all within short drive on Manasota Key. Rotonda has 4 golf courses & a 5th nine hole opening soon.
Golf: Rotonda has 72 Holes to choose from that challenge all skill levels. Rotonda has been awarded a 'Beginner Friendly Certification' from the National Golf Course Owners Association as well as the Charlotte Sun Herald's Reader's choice award for being the best course in Charlotte County. Come on out and give us a visit. The weather is great. The courses are great. All in your own backyard. That's exactly how Rotonda Golf & Country Club's three courses were planned. The Hills. The Palms. The Links. Three emeralds in a spectacular setting bathed by gulf breezes. Challenging, well maintained fairways that provide a new golfing experience with every round. Two great clubhouses with restaurants and lounges are available. Long Marsh Golf Club is the newest course to open in Rotonda. Renowned golf course architect, Ted McAnlis, has produced a championship course that is very different from anything you’ll ever play in the area. Situated on over 300 acres, the rolling terrain hints at a links-type layout and an abundance of stately oaks and native pines and palm frame many holes. Natural waste bunkers and marshes provide a challenge for golfers, as well as a haven for a variety of wildlife. Measuring 7200 yards from the tips, the course can be daunting, but four sets of tees, a minimal use of bunkers and strategically placed mounding provide a friendly game for all levels.