|Minimum Stay||7 - 28 nights|
Afallon is a modern, light and airy home with excellent accommodation. Decorated in a modern style by a professional interior design company, this house is attractive and functional. A good kitchen with eat-in area is at the back of the house, giving easy access to the spacious lanai with table and chairs for 6 guests. There are also good sunloungers and a large deck area. The pool has optional pool heat and there is a removable child safety barrier around the pool. The rear aspect looks out over an inland waterway.
The master suite has a King size bed and a beautiful ensuite with tub, separate shower, his and hers vanity units and wc. Bedroom 2 has a Queen and Bedroom 3 has 2 singles, both sharing the 2nd bathroom.
This house is equipped with all linens, towels including pool towels, hairdryers and an extensive kitchen package. All you need to bring is your suitcases and friends! We even supply cribs and highchairs, subject to availability, WiFi access and 2 bicycles
Fabulous Golf: Come and enjoy excellent courses, friendly staff and exceptional rates. See the Golf Scoop and ask for more details
Amazing Fishing: You are coming to one of the great places in the world to fish. Whether you want backwater fishing for Trout, Grouper, Ladyfish, Mullet and many other species, or you want Sports Fishing for the mighty Tarpon and Shark, this is the place to be. You can expect to catch several fish on the backwater. Please enquire about the types of fish available during your visit. We can arrange boat hire if required.
So nice to get back to Florida, has been 5 years, far too long. My 4 year old daughter has been all over the swimming pool and we found a battery operated swimming Nemo which has been great fun! Lovely cozy home has provided a very comfortable stay and we will hate it when we have to fly home to Arizona. Thank you for a much needed and thoroughly relaxing escape.
This is one of the nicest homes we have stayed in Rotonda. Afallon is beautifully furnished, very clean, well equipped, spacious, comfortable and well looked after villa. It is in a quiet and safe area. The view over the canal is peaceful and lots of wildlife can be spotted. We enjoyed our time in the pool and we used the barbeque several times and ate out on the lanai. Rotonda is centrally located with beaches close by, we especially enjoyed Gasparilla Island and Stump Pass, the villa provides beach equipment which was a bonus. There are several golf courses in Rotonda.
We used the bikes provided everyday cycling around Rotonda, going to Publix, Winn Dixie and along the Cape Haze Trail.
Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby in Port Charlotte. We went day trips to Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sarasota and Boca Grande.
Being able to use our laptop around the villa with the broadband access was a bonus. It meant we were able to keep in touch with home. We would have loved to record some american tv programmes but the vcr/dvd player would only allow us to play vcr/dvds.
The property manager (Huge) was very responsive when one of the bikes had a flat tyre and was replaced promptly. The management company in El Jobean was welcoming when we went to pick up the Baseball tickets which were included in the rental
We had a very enjoyable stay here and would recommend Afallon to anyone looking for a place to stay in Rotonda. We hope to stay here again in the near future. Thank you for sharing your villa with us.
Firstly, we fully endorse all the accolades expressed in the other reviews of this delightful house which leaves less for us to say! That said we wish to add our own views and highlight the advantages of renting this property:-
* A deluxe five-star detached house immaculately presented and equipped to a high-standard.
* Quiet and peaceful location ideally situated backing onto a canal.
* Excellent and attractive swimming-pool and area with plenty of seating.
* The opportunity to use the cycles provided and explore the well-kept surrounding area and say 'hi' to all the friendly locals!
* A haven for golfers with numerous courses throughout the region.
* A fifteen minute drive to the beach and within easy reach of hundreds of restaurants from take-away to fine-dining.
* Wildlife abounds throughout the area from alligators to ospreys, armadillos to raccoons.
* Last but by no means least: friendly owners who care about their client's comfort and are enthusiastic and caring about their home and the area.
If you are seeking top-quality, spacious accommodation in south-west Florida then book this property without delay - you'll not be disappointed and you'll be pleased with the competitive price!
Jill and Neil Todd, south of France. Stayed 3½ weeks, September/October 2016
This is our second visit to this gorgeous villa and it was as excellent as I'd remembered. The furniture and appliances are all clean and well maintained, as is the decor and it feels like a welcoming home as soon as you walk in. Although we were a couple, it is plenty big enough for a family or several couples as the bedrooms are all a good size with plenty of storage.
I spent many a happy hour on the ample decking, sometimes retreating under the lanai into the shade (it can get very hot in the Florida sun), and in the pool - which was absolute heaven. I could swim and peer over to the canal and watch birds and the baby alligator that swam up and down. We used the lilos that were available at the villa, already inflated, and had great fun drifting around the pool.
It is beautifully quiet at night (and day) and you are guaranteed a restful night's sleep.
The location is great as it doesn't take long to drive off the Rotonda to either access the shops, via Gasparilla road, at the plaza where there is a Publix, Subway, Garage, UPS etc. or go to Sunnybrook which will bring you out at a Winn Dixie and a lot of shops and plazas down the SR776 and to a large Walmart store. Tip - Try the ice cream at Swirl and Curl at the start of Sunnybrook, fantastic flavours and variety.
The beaches are a ten - fifteen minute drive away but boy, are they worth it. We visited Blind Pass Beach which has free parking and restroom facilities, including washing. At the time we visited these were being restored so temporary facilities were available. I went searching for fossilised shark's teeth for the first time (popular local activity) and found 54! The locals were very friendly and were happy to impart their advice on how to find them - even giving us a couple of the ones they'd found as examples. A great activity no matter what your age!
Food is plentiful if not eating at the villa. We particularly like Koo's Kitchen, Chinese takeaway on Tiffany Square. They don't deliver but food is brilliant. Papa John's pizza is the best pizza and they deliver to the door. Lock 'n' Key restaurant on Manasota Key is a favourite, reasonable prices and my husband tells me their chilli dish is to die for, I like the cocktails they serve and the great sandwiches and burgers.
I could go on forever but suffice to say I'm already planning when I can come back. It is well managed and owners are a delight to deal with. What are you waiting for?
the house was exactly as it looked on the web site. lovely and clean and well maintained.
the location was perfect, the Rotunda is well positioned to strike out and enjoy this part of Florida, and the house is a welcoming site after a day touring looking at the great sites this part of Florida offers.
We highly recommend this property, it's just lovely. The owner Christine takes pride in offering you the very best a villa holiday can offer. The information booklet in the villa is well put together, and gives you all the information you need.
I can not speak to highly of this villa, and I hope you enjoy your time as much as we did.
This is quality villa that soon became our home from home. It is exactly as described and as depicted in the photographs. What they can't show or tell you is that it is a wonderfully peaceful place and I spent many a happy hour listening and watching the tropical birds. The accommodation and furnishings are of a quality standard. I loved to sit by the sunny pool sometimes choosing to retreat under the lanai into the shade when the sun became too intense.
We didn't want to leave and wished we could stay and relax for longer. I'd definitely recommend this beautiful villa to my friends and family. We didn't need the services of the nearby manager (Hugh) although I did speak to him before we left. He was friendly and amenable.
We have stayed on the Rotonda at different villas over many years and this is definitely one we want to return to for our next holiday.
The location of the Rotonda is in between the beaches and Port Charlotte. There are plenty of shops close by (by U.S. Standards - a car is essential) including supermarkets, takeaways, ice cream shop et . It has everything anyone could want for a gulf stay.
This is our second stay at Afallon and again we were not disappointed. The villa is very comfortable and clean in a very peaceful location.
Enjoying walks along the lovely local beaches, the nearest one Englewood about a fifteen minute car drive away, but we always headed for Stump Pass or Blind Pass.
The golf courses are excellent. There is a good choice of local restaurants. For a relaxing holiday this is a good place to head for.
Rotonda is perfect for relaxing! Wide gulf beaches to the West and smaller, Caribbean style beaches to the South on the Island. The sand here is soft and is places you can find small fossilsed sharks teeth which are great fun to collect and identify. If you drove to Sarasota for a day, you have the powder white sand which it is famous for, although the beaches can become quite crowded. Almost everything can be reached within 15 minutes. That includes shops, restaurants, State Parks, Kayaking, Tennis and Golf. Rotonda itself has 6 golf courses and 5 of these form our Golf Scoop of which Afallon is a member. Free golf in the summer (just a single admin fee of £35.00 per booking and golf cart hire is a personal expense). From mid-December to early April, there is an additional charge of £35.00 per adult per week (max 2 adults). Fishing is another popular pastime here . Backwater fishing offers excellent sport for Redfish, Snook, Spotted Trout, Sheeps Head and Lady Fish.
Other Activities: Local Baseball from early April to early September (Charlotte Stone Crabs) and early in the season, it is the Spring Training Ground for the Tampa Bay Rays
|Prep & Clean Fee||$119|
|Refundable damage deposit||$188|
Optional electric heating for the pool £11.50 per night. Golf in Summer & Autumn: A £35 golf fee allows 2 named adults to play unlimited golf on all 5 Rotonda courses. (Golf cart hire is a personal expense).
Golf at Christmas & Winter: A £35 golf fee is due as above, plus a charge of £35.00 per adult (max 2) per week.
The winter rates of 28 nights or more include a long stay discount
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.