Our fully air-conditioned south-west facing Villa has a solar heated pool & electrically heated spa, enjoying sunshine from mid-morning through to early evening - perfect for taking your breakfast, lunch & dinner outside (a BBQ is available for your personal use).
The Villa has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and feels like home as soon as you step through the front door! The master suite has a queen-sized double bed & flat screen TV, walk-in wardrobe, en suite bathroom with spa bath, double vanity units & walk-in shower. Bedroom 2 has a double bed & TV, and Bedroom 3 has twin beds - both have built-in wardrobes.
The sitting area has a CD & radio, with plenty of books to read. The lounge has comfortable leather settees, flat screen TV, DVD player - a perfect place to relax. Wi-fi is available.
The kitchen is well equipped and has an informal dining area with doors opening onto the pool deck. The laundry room has washing machine and tumble dryer.
The Florida Gulf Coast region: If you are looking for peace & quiet, Rotonda is just the place for you & your family to enjoy one of Florida's best kept secrets - the beaches & surrounding areas of South West Florida. Whether you have escaped the crowds in Orlando, or have decided to re-charge your batteries by relaxing or playing golf in the 'Sunshine State', our Villa will be the retreat to suit your needs.
Rotonda has a nature reserve & we are often visited by a heron seeking his breakfast. There are many more birds & animals that use Rotonda as a refuge. The Cedar Environmental Park is the place to see the American Eagle nesting if you are holidaying at the right time of year. If not, there is plenty more to see there.
The sub-tropical climate means that the weather stays relatively mild all year.
Busch Gardens is the closest Theme Park (1.5 hours drive - north), and you can reach Everglade City (3.5 hours drive - south) to experience an air boat ride, meeting alligators & seeing the local bird life.
Self catering or eating out?: There are a number of supermarkets located close to Rotonda eg Publix and Winn Dixie, which will provide for all your self-cateringt needs. There is a large WalMart store in Englewood which is easily reached from the Villa.
There are cafes located around Rotonda e.g. The Morning Muse, Egg & I, Fiddlers Green who can rustle up a great breakfast meal for you if you decide not to cook in the mornings.
Also there are lovely restaurants within easy driving distance of our Villa either close to Rotonda or further afield in Port Charlotte.
Details of the restaurants and cafes we have used are included in a booklet available in the villa.
Retail Therapy: Port Charlotte's Murdock Circle provides great shopping with five big retailers - Dillards, JC Penny, Bells, Macy's and Sears. If you wish to go further afield, you can go shopping at Ellenton Outlet Mall (just outside Tampa - 1 hours drive) or visit either the Miromar Outlet (10 minutes from Fort Myers Airport) and Coconut Point at Fort Myers. There is also a giant FleaMasters market in this area for you to wander around at your leisure and grab a bargain.
A UK proverb states "The proof of the pudding is in the eating" and we look forward to our fifth visit to this villa when we leave for Florida at the end of March 2011. This villa is well and worthily recommended
Rotonda is perfectly positioned for the beaches of Boca Grande, Englewood, Mannasota Key & Stump Pass. Most of the beaches have shower & toilet facilities & BBQ areas. You can also visit historic Punta Gorda taking in a sunset cruise or a trip around the bay. Visit Olde-worlde Dearbon Street & Arcadia too; plus Sarasota, Venice & Naples are within easy driving distance.
Port Charlotte (a 20 minute drive) provides great shopping with retailers Dillards, JCPenny, Bells, Macy's & Sears, a cinema complex & restaurants, all located at Murdock Center Mall. The 'strip' also offers a wide selection of restaurants & other shopping retailers.
Closer to home the Rotonda Community Park (32 acres) features two tennis courts, a multi-purpose sports field, a picnic pavillion and a bike path. For golfers you will be spoilt for choice with Rotonda's four golf courses, plus the many other courses located within easy driving distance.
Rotonda - the perfect base to explore south-west Florida.
Golf: Rotonda is a golfers paradise with four local public golf courses. In addition, there are 18+ golf courses within a 20 mile radius of Rotonda.