About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay14 - 31 nights
House on Canal, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)
As your enter the front door, you are welcomed to a spacious, bright, open area. The living room invites you to a cozy lounge space, which directs you to sliding glass doors leading to the Lanai and the serene pool.
The wonderful over-sized Lanai surrounded with gorgeous pot plants is the main feature for relaxation, next to your enjoyment in the crystal clear pool with a soothing waterfall.
The pool, equipped with solar panel heating, is enclosed within the screened Lanai, providing a bug-free environment under the Florida sun all day long. Electric heating of the pool is available on request at additional charge.
The Lanai is furnished with an elegant patio set that seats six, perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, as well as lounging for those who love to sunbathe or relax by the poolside.
Separate from the outdoor dining area, a beautiful, all-wicker seating area is available for your pleasure of freshly brewed coffee (espresso machine on the premise), and freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice conveniently picked right off the trees in the backyard. A gas barbecue is also provided. It is the perfect tranquil spot to rest, enjoy the peaceful view of the pool, and most of all, observe an abundance of local wildlife (ibis, egrets, wood storks, cranes, herons, osprey, anhingas, cormorants, and gopher turtles).
Back inside, the spacious 2000 square feet home is tastefully decorated with attention to quality and detail. This fully air-conditioned home provides a peaceful and serene setting.
It is a split plan home, with the master bedroom on one side of the house with direct access through sliding glass doors to the Lanai. It has a King size bed, complete with high quality Sealy foam mattress and pillows, en-suite bathroom with a sunken bath, a walk-in Roman shower, two separate vanities, a toilet, and a large walk-in closet.
On the opposite side of the house: a second bedroom - with direct access through sliding glass doors to the Lanai - complete with a Queen size bed. Additionally, there is a third bedroom with two twin beds, providing ample sleeping accommodation for up to six persons.
Both guest bedrooms have their own walk-in closets. The adjoining bathroom is complete with a sink, a toilet, and a combination tub with shower, through which one can access the Lanai, conveniently serving as a pool bathroom.
A generous amount of quality bed and bath-linens are provided.
Hair-dryer is available in the main bathroom.
All beds have top quality silk duvets and waterproof protective covers.
The living room is centered on a 50-inch plasma cable-connected TV and comfortable, modern furniture.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need for meal preparation. It has all the conveniences of home: refrigerator with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher, ice maker, blender, electric kettle, toaster, waffle maker and a garbage disposal.
All bedrooms, the kitchen, the living room and the Lanai are fitted with refreshing ceiling fans.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a cozy nook, which overlooks the pool, open to a lovely view during breakfast and morning coffee. From the nook, the Lanai and pool can be accessed through sliding glass doors.
An elegant formal dining room comfortably seats six people and provides a view of the unique art work and palm trees at the front of the house.
A separate utility room is equipped with a clothes washer, dryer, sink and an ironing board, as well as a self-lifting iron. A spacious double garage with automatic up-and-over door provides substantial short-term storage.
For those who need to keep in touch with family, friends, or business via Internet, there is Comcast (cable) and high-speed/broadband access available to your own personal laptop/notebook (a computer is not provided). The VOIP phone service allows for free local and national (US and Canada) calls, with international calls available by using a phone card (easily purchased locally).
The antimicrobial ultraviolet (UV) light installed in the heating-A/C system ensures that the house remains allergy-free.
There is a Winn-Dixie (discount membership provided), Publix, CVS, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart within a few miles for your shopping needs.
The yard and pool are maintained weekly.
If you need any assistance during your stay, our local management company supervises practical matters, such as any break-downs and end-of-stay cleaning. They are available to help you if such needs arise.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 08, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This is accurately "your very comfortable home away from home" in a wonderful neighbourhood!
Enter into the beautiful open concept living area and open the wall of sliding doors to the incredible pool and lanai and you know you are now on vacation. The home is in excellent condition, clean, very well equipped and very well laid out with a totally separate guest wing. Pool privacy still allows views of the canal full of birds, fish and where an occasional alligator lazily swims-by. The neighbourhood was exceptionally quiet during our stay and any encounters with other residents was greeted with friendly waves. Lots to see and do in the area but book early for boat rentals and get to the beaches early..some were filled up by 11 am. We took a couple of days mid-vacation to visit Miami and Key West but our return to Rotonda truly felt like we were returning home. 5 stars all around!
Terrific West Coast Florida Destination
Fellow travelers. Over the 5 years we have been coming to Florida through VRBO listings, this home is one of the best. Just looking at the calendar should tell you that the rental is extremely popular and justifiably so. Every picture is accurate.
The pool and lanai are great places to relax, get some sun, and enjoy a swim. The pool is solar heated and………there is a supplemental electric heater that is very efficient. There are lots of tenant toys in the garage like golf equipment, bikes, and pool gear. If you like golf, there are 2 courses within 5 minutes of the house. Finally, you’ll find a great selection of very good restaurants all quite close by.
The MBR bed is comfortable. All of the closets are large with ceiling lights, and heating/cooling. The home design utilizes a series of pocket doors at both ends of the house. This system maximizes space yet preserves privacy throughout the home.
The kitchen is generous and efficient. Enjoy a meal on the pool deck with seating for six and a view of the pool waterfall. The great room includes a LCD TV plus a DVR and the various Comcast routers and modems. We had no issues with the wireless internet or with the channel choices. Our only suggestion would be to add another TV in the MBR.
There is a garage and it is great to park your car out of the elements. The house is situated on a double lot near the canal with many palm trees and privacy plantings surrounding the pool. There are various fruit bearing trees and if you like citrus products, go pick some oranges, lemons, or occasional grapefruits.
Magdalena is the owner and she has been great to work with. She is caring, concerned, and responsive to any issues or concerns. So, don’t wait another minute, book it now. We already did for 2017.
Excellent place !
Last Summer we recently enjoyed our first stay in Magdalena's house. Everything was fine and professional.
After a long travel from France, it was a very good surprise to find a huge villa, very clean, with the pool ( wonderful), lanai, and plenty of very nice bed!
If you want to discover real Florida, it's the place,
If you want the best house with a very good price in Rotonda, it's here.
Still a gem in Rotonda
We recently enjoyed our third stay in Magdalena's delightful Florida villa. We submitted a review last year and this last stay was every bit as enjoyable as our previous visits. This really is our home from home and we are due to return later this year. This is now a regular fixture in our vacation calendar and we can truly recommend this perfect home and location for a super holiday. See our earlier review for more details.
An Awesome Home!
We just stayed in what we feel is the best home in Rotonda West! It exceeded all of our expectations. Magdalena saw to every detail to ensure our comfort. We felt right at home on the oversized lanai which was spectacular with plenty of room to dine and relax in beautiful and comfortable high end patio furniture. The house was immaculately clean and very well maintained. The fruit trees right outside the door made for delicious fresh squeezed juice as well as for eating.
Rotonda is a very beautiful and quiet area; a truly great hidden Florida treasure. You are only 10 to 15 minutes away from several great beaches. Stump Pass State Park and Boca Grande were two of our favorites. We saw all sorts of wildlife, the highlight being a nest of American bald eagles!
You simply cannot go wrong in staying here. It's the perfect place for a wonderful vacation! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay so much that we have booked for next year!
One of the best
Having visited Rotunda West for the last 15 years I can report this is one of the best rental properties on the estate. A great deal of thought has been placed on the comfort of clients, especially the outdoor living area where the patio furniture is top quality. The welcome items are nice touch and not seen enough in most rental properties. Magdalena kept in touch and vacation of 4 weeks went without a hitch.
This beach community, with its natural Florida charm, affords a lifestyle to suit all travelers. A choice of beautiful sandy beaches are within a 10-15-minute drive: Boca Grande, Englewood and Venice beaches. No. 1 ranked beach in the USA, Siesta in Sarasota, is 40 minutes away. Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel/Captiva Islands are only a little over an hour away. Marinas with fishing & viewing tours are close by at Placida Harbor. Boat, jet-ski & kayak rentals are available, or trailer your own equipment and enjoy the unlimited amusement provided by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Hire a boat and discover the magic of nearby islands such as Gasparilla and Boca Grande. Enjoy nature at its best, from dolphins and pelicans to cormorants, egrets, and ibis. The keen golfer will certainly appreciate the numerous golf courses in this area. Rotonda has been designed around four full-size golf courses and a network of attractive freshwater canals. The neighbourhood is 'deed restricted', which maintains its immaculate presentation and peaceful surroundings. Rotonda also offers tennis courts, safe walking, biking and abundant wildlife. Enjoy the lakes, canals and the relaxing atmosphere all around you. There is a large variety of local restaurants, which offer a wide range of cuisine. There is also the option of plentiful local supermarkets and shops. For the more serious shopper, there is an excellent shopping mall at Port Charlotte which is only a 15-minute drive away. Experience the delights of old world Venice and historic Punta Gorda, both within a short drive. For visitors wishing to experience other famous Florida attractions, Busch Gardens is just over an hour drive away, while the theme parks of Orlando can be reached in less than three hours. Ft. Myers - (one hour) Museum, fishing, beaches. Tampa – (one hour and half) Busch Gardens, NFL Buccaneers, MLB Devil Rays. Orlando – (three hours away) Disney World, Universal Studios, Epcot. Enjoy sun bathing, swimming, shelling, fishing, and the relaxation that a vacation in our home can provide. So come share in the secret, let other people go to the big commercial beaches, while you relax in the perfect vacation spot!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Monthly rate includes cleaning fee, otherwise up-to $150 cleaning fee per stay. Solar pool heating available, no additional fee is charged. Pool electric heating available at additional cost of $150.00 per month. Payment in full 1 month prior to arrival. Refundable $300 security deposit.