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Sand Dollar Villa - Spa and Pool, River view, Elite home

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 bedroom 2 bathroom spa/pool home. Private lot. Mins to beaches.

What is your idea of the perfect vacation? Soaking in a jetted spa? Swimming in your own private pool overlooking a beautiful river? Relaxing in a lounge chair steps away from your own gorgeous living space? Playing golf, walking, or riding bikes?

Sand Dollar Villa has all this…come and live in the beauty of our 2,179 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bathroom private villa in the Pine Valley Section of Rotonda.

Towering queen palm trees and meticulous tropical landscaping will herald your arrival. The over sized lot is private, with woods on both sides.

Swim in the sparkling pool or soak in the bubbling spa while gazing at the Rotonda River, home to alligators, turtles and exotic birds. The southwest facing pool deck has plenty of room for the 4 sun loungers and a table which seats six. Beautiful tropical landscaping surrounds the whole house.

Walk into the front door and delight in the soft gold and green hues of the rich, classical décor. This house has been professionally decorated with all new furnishings which provide utmost in comfort and style. The 16 x 17’ great room has a sofa, loveseat, and recliner. Oversized lanai doors open to the pool deck.

Tall arched windows grace the lovely dining room with a round pedestal table that seats 4 – 6.

The elegant 13 x 19’ master bedroom has three arched windows and French doors which also open onto the pool deck. It contains a king size bed, bench, dresser, and flat screen TV. The attached master bathroom has a roman shower and garden tub. His and her sinks are separated by a handy drawer unit.

The kitchen has all the cooking utensils and appliances you will need for your visit. It has a center island with a cook top, wine cooler, microwave/convection and regular convection oven, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Solid surface counters as well as real wood cabinets, and a mosaic backsplash make this kitchen exceptional. Eat your meals in the nook while enjoying the tropical vistas.

Walk out to the lanai through sliding glass doors from guest bedroom 1 which contains a queen size bed, nightstand, and dresser. Attached is a sitting room, where you can relax and watch television before retiring for the night. Down the hallway you will find the guest bathroom and guest bedroom 2, which also has a queen bed, nightstand, and a dresser. Both bedrooms have large closets.

Our home also has a laundry room with a washer and dryer. The attached triple card garage provides convenience. Four cruiser bicycles are available for your enjoyment.

Elegance, style, and comfort in a peaceful, private setting are what Sand Dollar Villa has to offer. It is minutes away from old Florida style restaurants, glistening beaches, parks with walking trails, and golf courses. Visitors enjoy spotting the varied wildlife from bald eagles to alligators!

I would love to hear from you. Contact me today to help you plan your upcoming vacation in our exquisite home, Sand Dollar Villa..

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sandy Howlett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2016
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About Sandy Howlett

My husband and I live in Rochester, New York. He is a farmer and grain trader and handler. I have taught school for 32 years. Our grown children live close by. We all love to vacation in Rotonda, FL.

Sandy Howlett purchased this villa in 2013

Why Sandy Howlett chose Rotonda West

We chose this exquisite property because of all the excellent upgrades. The pool and spa have lovely views of the Rotonda River. This home will provide a wonderful retreat from Rochester winters once we retire.

What makes this villa unique

spa, private, wooded lots on both sides of house, volume and tray ceilings, lots of upgrades.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We are enjoying your beautiful home. We felt very comfortable, just like at home. The pool and spa were great. Thank you for sharing your home, we will come back sometime." ...Excerpt from message left in guest book.
Jan 2014
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Sand Dollar Villa - Spa and Pool, River view, Elite home
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Beautiful, private oasis

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the sand dollar. The owner was very accommodating. This is one of the nicest homes that we have stayed at in the area. The decor was very high-end and the home was immaculate. It was well equipped with everything you might need including bikes. It is a family friendly option and great for young children as well. The privacy is superb. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Johnson City, TN


  • 5 of 5

I have rented several villas in Rotonda over the years and this villa was by far the best! Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. The house was clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. The pool was also clean, which has been an issue in the past with other rentals. We had a wonderful week and enjoyed all the area beaches. We rented a boat our last day and enjoyed the intercostal waterways and Don Pedro Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We visited this property for a summer family vacation. The house is well maintained with all of the necessary equipment for your stay. We loved the kitchen and the view.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Pure luxury!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit in two years, villa is clean, very well equipped and maintained, private and peaceful. Ten minute drive to beautiful beaches, five minutes to golf courses. Tried sea fishing and visited a baseball game amongst other things. Perfect for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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New Berlin, WI


  • 5 of 5

I always try to choose a vacation home that is roomy, clean and very comfortable. The Sand Dollar was all that and more. So beautifully decorated yet warm and welcoming. My family of 6 were thrilled when we arrived. It didn't take long before we were showered and in the pool! We enjoyed the home so much we really didn't want to do too much site seeing or excursions. I didn't get a chance to sign the Guest Book but I would have said all this and that there are beautiful beaches close by, a delicious Ice Cream parlor as well as grocery stores and several great restaurants like Farlow's on the Water, Lock & Key and Cafe' 776. And to the owner, Sandy, Thank you for being so nice and helpful and for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Independence mo

Florida Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just left Sand Dollar. Very clean house. The pool was great. Had a very nice week. The house was as clean as it shows. We would recommend this house to anyone. Will come back. thanks.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Waterside Grille at Gasparilla Marina
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rotonda Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 776
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Fishery
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Englewood Beach & beaches on Boca Grande
Car: necessary

This is one of the world venues for Tarpon Fishing from mid-April to late July. Old Florida style restaurants are close by. Rotonda West is a golf community with six golf courses. The Rotonda Community Park in the center of Rotonda offers tennis courts, a pavilion with picnic tables and grills, a walking/bike trail and children's playground. Stump Pass Beach and Englewood Beach are minutes away, as is the quaint island of Boca Grande, also with fabulous beaches.


Rates & Availability

Pine Valley Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 - Jan 31
7 night minimum stay
Feb 1 - Mar 31
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Optional Pool / Spa Heat $15.00 per day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pine Valley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2179 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , TV and french doors to lanai
    Guest 1 - 1 queen , separate sitting room with TV, doors to lanai
    Guest 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

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