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Mark Sharples

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Rotonda West Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bed 2 bath airconditioned Villa with heated pool, Not overlooked!

Twin Palms Villa is located in Rotonda West which is a beautiful, quiet community with well kept properties minutes from the glorious white sand beaches of Florida's gulf coast.

Supermarkets such as Walmart, Publix and Winn Dixie are all within a few minutes along with some great restaurants catering for all tastes.

The Villa itself.has a master suite with King sized bed and en-suite shower room with twin sinks and wc. Patio doors lead directly to the solar heated pool. This room has a walk in wardrobe lots of drawer space and 32' flat screen HDTV.

The second bedroom has a Queen sized bed, walk in wardrobe, lots of drawer space and is equipped with a modern flat screen HDTV. This bedroom also has it's own patio doors leading to the pool area.

Bedroom 3 is equipped with twin single beds, again with a walk in wardrobe and lots of drawer space. There is also a modern flat screen HDTV. A baby cot/crib is available on request.

The family bathroom has a bath tub and shower, w.c. and sink and is adjacent to the two guest bedrooms. This bathroom is directly accessible from the pool area - ideal for a shower after a swim.

There is a large covered patio area with lighting and ceiling fans for al fresco dining with a table and six chairs. A gas powered BBQ is available for your use. Sun loungers are supplied for soaking up the Florida sunshine.

The property is surrounded on both sides by wooded lots with woods also at the rear. This ensures that the pool is private and not overlooked. Many birds visit the garden such as Cardinals and Woodpeckers.

The Lounge area is comfortably furnished with a 3 seater and two 2 seater sofas. There is a 46' HD flat screen TV. The villa is supplied with cable TV, 50 Mbps wireless internet and free local and national phone calls.

The kitchen is fully equipped with American 2 door side by side refrigerator with ice dispenser and filtered cold water. An oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave oven, waste disposal, blender, toaster and filter coffee machine are included. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer available for your use.

The dining area seats 6 and a further set of patio doors lead from this area to the pool.

The 7.5 metre by 4 metre (24 feet by 13 feet) pool is solar heated during the summer months with optional additional electric heating during the cooler winter months.

An integral 2 car garage with automatic door opener is included. There are 3 cycles, 2 sets of golf clubs and tennis rackets available together with beach chairs and parasols.

Sorry but we cannot accommodate Pets.

Twin Palms Villa is Non-Smoking.

Payment is accepted in Pounds Sterling or American Dollars either by check or by bank transfer.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mark Sharples (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Mark Sharples

Mark and Carole are now both retired and live in Cambridgeshire when not visiting our home in the Florida sunshine.

Mark Sharples purchased this villa in 2012

Why Mark Sharples chose Rotonda West

We have spent many happy holidays renting villas in the Rotonda community and fell in love with the Florida lifestyle ( and all that sunshine). The area has all the amenities we need and the villa became available at just the right time for us.

What makes this villa unique

Twin palms has all we could wish for in a holiday home. Just sitting on the patio with a cool drink watching the birds in the trees in complete privacy while the pool gently shimmers in front of you is our idea of paradise.

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfect villa.....

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic villa in a perfect location. Quiet enough for privacy but close enough to the beach/shops if you did want to venture out. Something we struggled to get the kids to do as they simply loved staying in the pool all day. It was truly a home from home with all the comforts and little extras. Thank you so much for sharing it with us Mark - we will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our Florida home and would love to welcome you back again to our part of Paradise
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5

Woow, amazing, stunning, peaceful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Paradise!!!! We were amazed on arrival at twin palms, spacious, homely & very clean with everything we could ever need while staying there. Pool was lovely with plenty of sunbathing. Quite area with lots of privacy, Very chilled out. All enquires & booking straight forward with quick response to any questions. Definitely need a car to get around. Beaches bueatiful. Not complaints about anything. Thank you for a brill 2 weeks. Vicky & Andy.x

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicky and Andy for your kind review. We bought this villa for the quiet location and privacy. We are so happy that you loved it and we're very happy to be able to share it with you. Mark and Carole
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5

Lovely villa!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is set in a quiet residential area. It was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The pool area looks onto a well established garden area and therefore is very private. The trees and bushes in no way impede the sun from reaching the pool area. We particularly enjoyed using the bikes at our disposal. We cycled each morning round about the various roads. Traffic is very light and we even encountered an alligator crossing the road which was marvellous! We had to call the management team as lightening caused a power cut, which in turn stopped the pool pump from working. This was attended to very promptly. . There are several great restaurants within the area, all reasonably priced and many listed within the villa itself. We would strongly recommend this villa for a relaxing Florida holiday. Mark was so pleasant to deal with and very helpful with directions to the villa etc. thoroughly enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our Florida home and would love to welcome you back again for a future holiday in this beautiful part of Florida.
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5

Quiet and Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

The property is as it is described. It's in a neighborhood but is surrounded by trees which keeps it very private. My family rented this for the week before a wedding we were attending in Boca Grande. The owner and management company had the house prepared for us as my husband and I were traveling with my parents and two small children. The baby fence was already installed on the pool when we arrived and offered us much peace of mind with the girls. A crib was provided as well as fresh sheets, blankets and even a few toys. The rest of the house had plenty of linens for the week. It was nice to be able to keep up on the wash with the nice washer/dryer. The house was so nice that I invited the bridal party for brunch the day of the wedding. There were plenty of dishes to prepare food. The ladies were so impressed at the spacious and well maintained home. It gave us a quiet place to gather and spend time before the hustle of the day. During the week my family and I ventured to different places. Stump Pass State Park was nice and Boca Grande was beautiful (don't forget to have cash for the toll). We were NOT impressed with Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota. The beach was terribly dirty! We stayed at that beach for 20 mins and packed everyone back up and went back to the house and happily enjoyed the well maintained pool. The neighborhood was not too busy and my parents enjoyed riding the bikes. We took in Disney World, Magic Kingdom one day. Our little girls loved it, but it was about a 3 hour drive one way. I would not recommend trying this drive and the parks for more than one day. Should our travels take us to this area again, we would be sure to book this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our Florida home. We chose Twin Palms villa for it's privacy and location within a quiet residential community. The location of our villa is perfect for those seeking a quiet and relaxing vacation on Florida's beautiful southwest gulf coast away from all the hustle and bustle of Orlando's theme parks. We have driven to Disney's magic kingdom in around 2 hours but it does depend very much on the time of day you travel and the traffic. Busch Gardens in Tampa is just under 1and a half hours away. There are 4 outstandingly beautiful beaches within minutes of our home, Stump Pass beach , Englewood beach, Manasota beach and Boca Grande beach. We're sorry that you drove 40 miles to Sarasota's Siesta Key beach only to find it to be dirty at the time of your visit. We would be very happy for you to stay at our home again should you ever come back to this beautiful part of Florida.
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5

Peace, Privacy, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This villa is one of the best we've stayed in whilst visiting Rotonda over the last 15 years.

We spent a month+ here and it really was a home from home.

The main thing we look for when renting a villa is privacy, not being overlooked by neighbours or golfers and this place fit the bill perfectly. The only onlookers we had were the birds and squirrels! We wondered about the trees affecting the amount of sunshine getting to the pool area but there was more than enough, until late evening.

We used the BBQ quite often and spare gas was available in the garage. Bicycles, pool toys and beach equipment were all at our disposal.

Mark made sure we had accurate directions from the airport and detailed information on just about everything. He contacted us to make sure we arrived ok and checked that issues were resolved quickly, he was readily available by e mail.

We had a couple of minor problems ie porch light bulb blew, and the management company were there within the hour to fix it.

There are lots of local shops, restaurants etc. and lovely beaches if you feel the need to leave the comfort of your own home and pool. We usually go to Boca Grande beach and have, in the past, seen Dolphins not far from shore. The water is shallow and beautifully warm and if you want to collect some shells, this is the place to go.

We tried a local restaurant called the Blue Lagoon on Placida Rd, it's really good. Fresh food, not the usual pizza and burger.

Watch out for the sales at Port Charlotte Mall, there are bargains to be had. If you are just visiting the USA, Maceys will give you a temporary discount card which gets you a 10% discount (you may have to ask about it rather than wait for it to be offered).

All in all we had a lovely holiday and much of that was due to having a nice place to stay. We would recommend this villa and its owner without hesitation. We will certainly be booking this home again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angie for your kind review. It's good to know that guests look for the same things that we do in a holiday home and we are very happy to be able to share ours with you. You are more than welcome to return for your next vacation in this wonderful part of Florida.
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4

Ideal Location

  • 4 of 5

Our Stay : 1 March to April 1, 2015

We have enjoyed our month stay. The property was clean and very well maintained. The location was close to beaches and close to all amenities (Publix, WallMart, restaurants). We had access to the internet (wifi). The rental guide instructions was very useful. The removable securirty fence around the swimming pool was ideal, especially with young children. The neighbourhood surroundings were quiet and clean. The birds were very interesting to observe and to listen. We are thankful to the owner Mark who was courteous prior to arrival, opened to comments and assisting us with driving directions from Tampa. Ideal location. C. Legault Lefebvre

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed the location and being close to nature as we do ourselves. Our cleaning team and management company do a great job in maintaining the high standards that we expect for our guests and ourselves.
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Map

Nearest Airport
96 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Pinemore
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Englewood Beach
Car: necessary

Rotonda West is a residential community, minutes from some of Florida's finest beaches, watersports, fishing and golf. A number of supermarkets are in easy reach as well as Americas major chain stores.

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Rates & Availability

Rotonda West Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$559
 
 
fall/autumn 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
winter 2016/17
Dec 18 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$723
 
 
summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$592
 
 
fall/autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$690
 
 
winter 2017/18
Dec 18 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$822
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$822
$3,156
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $263
end of stay cleaning $99

Prices are fully inclusive of Florida 7% sales and 5% tourist development taxes.
There is no charge for solar pool heating, air conditioning, electricity, water, broadband WiFi connection, gas for barbecue and local and long distance phone calls to mainland USA. International calls and calls to premium numbers will be charged at cost. End of stay cleaning is £65.00. Supplementary electric pool heating for winter months £50 per week. Solar pool heating by panels on the roof is sufficient for most of the year and is free.
Payment accepted in British Pounds or US Dollars. Please ask if you would like a quote in dollars.
British Pound payments can be made by internet bank transfer or by cheque. US Dollar payments may be made by check, bank transfer or over the counter at Well Fargo banks.

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Amenities

Rotonda West Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , twin sinks, walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , family bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , twin single beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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