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Jill Reitz

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Sandpiper, sunny, X-lge pool, on water, golf, golf clubs, bicycles, PC and WiFi

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Rotonda West House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to sleep 6

Sandpiper is a wonderful immaculate home decorated in soft pastel colors and tiled throughout the main living area. Sandpiper enjoys plenty of sun with a south rear aspect looking over the Rotonda River which is the widest inland waterway on Rotonda. Designed for maximum comfort and a laid-back style, Sandpiper is a popular repeat rental. Our home has been professionally furnished and is light and bright with many charming touches. There is a formal living dining area and a separate family room with flat screen TV & DVD player (region free). The master bedroom opens out onto the pool deck and the master bath has a separate shower and bath as well as his and hers vanity units. Bedrooms 2 (Queen) and Bedroom 3 (Two singles) share the 2nd bathroom which is also accessible directly from the pool deck. There are sliding doors in bedroom 2 which also lead to the pool deck. We have a longer than average pool so that we can swim laps when staying at Sandpiper and there is very comfortable pool furniture.

Especially for the Golf Enthusiasts: The golf on Rotonda is excellent with 6 courses, 5 of which form the Rotonda Golf & Country Club. These 5 courses are immaculate and easy to access. Free golf in July & August (just a single admin fee of £35.00 per person and golf cart hire is a personal expense). From mid-December to April, there is an additional charge of £35.00 per adult per week (max 2 adults). Our Property Management Company can provide you with more information and phone numbers for the courses are available at the house. We also provide 3 sets of golf clubs, one ladies RH and two men's (RH & LH) for our guests to use during their stay.

Especially for the Fishing Enthusiasts: There is fantastic fishing here. You can fish from the canals at the bottom of the garden. You can fish from Piers and the beaches. You can take a boat which takes groups of anglers out to sea, or hire a guided flats boat and head backwater into the mangrove swamps to catch the famous Redfish, Snook, Sheeps Head, Ladyfish and Spotted Trout. Fishing varies by season so please ask for more information.

For game fish, from mid-April to mid-July you can enjoy the amazing Tarpon Fishing, also known as the Silver King. These incredible fish average 100-200lbs and are prolific in this area in season. You can also fish for Shark in season. There is something for everyone!

Especially for the Sports Enthusiast: The Tampa Bay Rays are league winners and have their winter camp at the Charlotte Sports Stadium with is just 12 minutes from the house. From early April to early September, their Minor A leagues have their spring camp there. Why not see a real American Baseball game!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jill Reitz (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice place to relax. We loved our stay at Sandpiper very much. It is really a wonderful place. Most of all we enjoyed the quiet and peaceful hours in the early morning and the evening.

We would really like to come back to Sandpiper in the near future.

Dieter and Sabine, Germany
Apr 2012
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Sandpiper, sunny, X-lge pool, on water, golf, golf clubs, bicycles, PC and WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Perfection -this is the one !

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, beautifully decorated. Quiet, tropical and modern. Everything is new and up to date. Pool is large and very special, not overlooked. Highly recommended. Owner is cool,and easy to deal with. Excellent !

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in lovely quiet location

  • 5 of 5

By far one of the best properties we have stayed at in the Rotonda area. A very large villa with a great pool which we used on a daily basis. We had cause to call the maintenance company once during our stay, and they were there within 15 minutes, cracking bunch of guys.Just a few minutes drive from the villa are a number of very good golf courses which we enjoyed playing several times a week. Englewood beach is about 20 minutes drive away and well worth going to as there are all the facilities you need plus a number of good restaurants. One of our favourite restaurants was Farlowes on the water good tropical atmosphere and first class food. I for one will miss my early morning breakfasts on the patio watching the wildlife go by. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone. Well done Jill and thanks for letting us stay there.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday. We too love breakfast on the lanai watching the wildlife go by. It's very reassuring to know our guests are in good hands with the management company.
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Really lovely villa in a very beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Spacious villa overlooking Rotonda River. Very clean and well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. Although we did not use the pool as often as we would like (weather was a bit cool) it was large and the lanai was well sheltered so sitting there watching the wildlife in the sunshine was a pleasure. The villa is in a great location and the neighbours were very friendly. Rotonda is a secret hideaway (so don't tell too many people) there are so many things to do, we love going there and we will be back and would recommend this villa to anyone wishing to have a great holiday. Thank you Jill hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the villa as much as we do. I really look forward to being back there sitting peacefully outside on the lanai watching the wildlife. We are lucky to have such great (permanent resident) neighbours.
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Outstanding holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in Rotonda many times over the past few years I have to say Sandpiper is one of the best villas by far. The house is very spacious & very comfortable with a lovely pool with views overlooking a large canal which has an abundance of wildlife passing by. If you are a fisherman try the canal which is full of large bass & tarpon & sea fishing 10 mins away at Placida. The house is in a very peaceful location but only a short drive to the shops at Port Charlotte & the beaches of Englewood,Boca Grande & Stump pass. We will be returning next year & would recommend Sandpiper to anyone wishing to have a laid back holiday with all the comforts of home. The owner Jill & the management could not be more helpful & the house has everything to make your holiday perfect & was spotless on our arrival the only downside I could find was having to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of four for two weeks after spending the previous 9 days at Disney.

Location was great for us, it is very quiet, which is what we wanted after a hectic previous week.

The villa was very clean and everything we wanted was there. The pool was a nice large size and the villa itself is just a few steps from one of the Rotunda canals. It was nice to watch several Alligators swim passed each day, whilst taking in the early morning sun...

A car is a must, but that is probably the same with most villas. Several large supermarkets are just minutes away, and there are lots of nice local restaurants.. Either look at the folder in the villa, or use trip advisor for places to eat.

It was hard to drag the children away from the pool, but we had several days out.. Miami, Bush Gardens, Discovery Cove and Air Boat rides down in the Everglades..

Overall a great place to stay, and not hesitate recommending it to a anyone.

If you want a nice quiet relaxed stay, then this is for you. If you want rowdy local bars and shops open to all hours, then look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful relaxing home from home in the sun”

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Sandpiper and once again it was everything we wanted to make our holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. The house has everything you need to make it a home from home, including wifi for the kids and their ever present tablet devices, through to chairs for those essential visits to the gulf beaches.

The pool is great for lounging around in and for doing lengths for those more energetic. The BBQ really comes in handy for those days when you don't want to leave the pool, trust me you will have a few. Its also relaxing to watch the birds, turtles and alligators around the canal behind the house.

The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, with the bathrooms close by and again very well appointed. The added touches with the computer and printer as well as the golf clubs just add real value to the holiday. I took advantage of the Golf Card and found it excellent value. The staff at all the courses are really friendly and its worth having a chat with them, they know the good places to eat and the places that are not so good. I would recommend going to watch the baseball at Charlotte Sports Park, a great evening out and a proper slice of America.

Rotonda West is a very quiet place but is close enough to some of the best beaches and state parks to make it a great base for touring the area. Or you can just laze by the pool and recharge the batteries.

I cannot fault the communication received from the owner Jill, from the point of initial enquiry through to our return home.Providing advice an being responsive to our questions made the whole process less stressful and would like to thank her for letting us use her home for a great relaxing family holiday.

I would recommend Sandpiper to anyone and will be looking forward to booking this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good holiday. I just love having chill-out days by the pool watching the wildlife and doing the occasional lap to make me feel I've earned my evening G n T! Good tip about the Charlotte Sports Park; I will try this when next visiting with my son & his family.
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Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Long Marsh Golf Club
Car: necessary

We love this area. It is very relaxing, yet if you are more energetic, there is plenty to do. We are golfers and there are no less than 6 courses within the Rotonda development. Free golf in July & August (just a single admin fee of £35.00 per person and golf cart hire is a personal expense). From mid-December to April/May, there is an additional charge of £35.00 per adult per week (max 2 adults). We leave 3 sets of clubs for guests to use (MRH, MLH, LRH). There are dozens of very good beaches just 10-15 minutes away both south and west of Rotonda. Shopping and restaurants are readily available and for the energetic you can hire kayaks to enjoy guided trips up the Myakka river. We have 2 basic bikes suitable for gentle exercise locally. There are several State Parks in the local area and some good horse riding at local stables. Our home has a comprehensive in-house guide full of ideas of things to do and places to go. Our management company have tourism brochures and are happy to provide a free map of the area on request.

Golf: The Golf Scoop -


A single £35.00 admin fee per person

2 Adults and up to 2 children under the age of 14 (each accompanied by a playing adult) can play unlimited golf on 5 of the Rotonda Courses and all they pay for is golf cart hire.

High and Festive Seasons:

A single admin fee of £35.00 per person, plus £35.00 per week for each adult card

2 Adults and up to 2 children under the age of 14 (each accompanied by a playing adult) can play unlimited golf on 5 of the Rotonda Courses and all they pay for is golf cart hire.

Other seasons:

A single admin fee of £35.00 per person, plus £35.00 per 2 weeks for each adult card


Rates & Availability

Rotonda West House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $199

SUMMER BARGAIN IN JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2016: book 2 weeks for £1000; book 4 weeks for £1800

Cancellations -
Provided the owner receives written notice of cancellation not less than eight weeks before the holiday commencement date, the hirer will not be required to pay the full balance. The deposit amount will be forfeit. All cancellations must be notified in writing at the earliest opportunity.

20% at time of booking. Balance due approx 6 weeks before rental commencement.

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Rotonda West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2157 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bathroom has a bath, a separate walk-in shower, a his and hers vanity unit and toilet The 2nd bathroom which is also accessible directly from the pool deck has a single vanity unit, toilet and bath with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 has new mattress and headboard (from April 2014).
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are tennis courts on Rotonda which guests can use and the Englewood Tennis Club is excellent There are usually beach chairs, umbrella and mats, it depends on our previous guests! They are however inexpensive to buy locally. We don't have staff, but our management company are excellent. They are not intrusive, but on hand should you need them and very quick to respond to requests from our guests. There is an iPod docking station available for guests use. There is a computer and printer available for guests' use with internet access (including WiFi).

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