Destination guide

Rotonda West is a golfer’s paradise and so much more

Sitting next to the Gulf of Mexico, Rotonda West, Florida, has so much to offer. Infamous for its 5 golf courses, it’s always tee time somewhere in this beach-side community. If nature is more what you’re looking for, the Cape Haze Aquatic Preserve is sure to delight with its opportunities for hiking, biking and wildlife watching. For that much needed relaxation, head down to the beaches to laze on the sand or simply kick back in the Rotonda West vacation rentals.

Things to do

Rotunda West: The hub of vacation fun

In addition to the multitude of golf courses in and around Rotonda West, there are plenty of parks and preserves surrounding the town. Populated by alligators, great blue herons, egrets, bobcats, raccoons, turtles and other native species, enjoy seeing the wildlife in natural settings from right outside the Rotonda West vacation rentals. In the center of Rotonda West is a large park with playground, tennis courts and walking path. If you’re looking for a day trip out of town, head to Fort Myers and visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History or the kitschy “Shell Factory.”

Activities

Rotonda West: Wonderful for golfers and nature lovers alike

Rotonda West in famous for its golfing greens and with good reason! There are 5 golf courses for your putting pleasure in this town so make sure you bring your clubs. If being close to nature is more your style, Rotonda West vacation rentals are the perfect place for you. The Cape Haze Aquatic Preserve is a tropical haven where you can see eagles nesting, ride the popular and highly regarded paved bike trails, or even fish in the sun alongside the trail. A guided kayak tour in the mangroves brings you about as close to nature as it gets.

Weather

Rotonda West, Florida—the best of all four seasons

The weather in Rotonda West usually stays relatively mild. In the summer, temperatures usually reach highs in the low to mid-90s, but help is at hand with the cooling sea breezes from the Gulf. Summer nights are comfortable with temperatures quickly dropping to the 70s. This is Florida, so do remember that summer thunderstorms are common but you can always shelter from the storms in the Rotonda West vacation rentals. The dry season is in the spring and winter sees average temperatures between 50°F and 70°F.

Natural features

Water and nature abound in Rotonda West

Located on the west side of Charlotte Harbor, this planned community’s main section is wheel-shaped with canal spokes reaching out from a central hub. To the south is the Cape Haze Aquatic Preserve, part of Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, and home to some of the Great Florida Birding Trail. To the east of the town is Charlotte Harbor, and heading north will take you to Grove City and Myakka State Forest. The Gulf of Mexico lies to the west and with so much water surrounding Rotonda West, it is truly a nature lover’s haven.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Rotonda West

Fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), the closest airport, located 17 mi (27.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), which is 38.3 mi (61.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Rotonda West?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,603 vacation rentals near Rotonda West. From 872 Houses to 238 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rotonda West for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rotonda West?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rotonda West:

  • Long Meadow: 293 vacation rentals
  • White Marsh: 186 vacation rentals
  • Pine Valley: 133 vacation rentals
  • Broadmoor: 142 vacation rentals
  • Oakland Hills: 73 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rotonda West?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rotonda West. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Port Charlotte Beach Park: 2,377 vacation rentals
  • Riverwood Golf and Country Club: 2,760 vacation rentals
  • Fishermen's Village: 2,236 vacation rentals
  • Sarasota National Golf Course: 4,275 vacation rentals
  • Cayo Costa State Park: 5,974 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rotonda West listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rotonda West?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 872 Houses in Rotonda West. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rotonda West include:

  • Villas: 238 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 363 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 64 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rotonda West?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,031 vacation rentals with pool available in Rotonda West. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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