|Space||2,400 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 - 28 nights|
Simply stunning, big pool sun all day, on golf course.
Our guests say it all about this villa, they come back year after year......
Armadillo is a very high spec luxury villa complete with all those little extras.
Amazing contemporary open plan great room, 3 large bedrooms & a separate den, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6.
Large oversize deck has sun all day, big solar & electric heated pool & spa, loungers & chairs, covered dining area and a gas BBQ grill.
The stunning designer created great room has soaring ceilings, a walnut floor and a wall of glass sliders which can be opened to the deck outside. There are stylish sofas and chairs, formal dining for six & a separate relaxing nook area. The room is finished to the highest standard with original artwork and decorative finishes.
High speed WiFi is included and there is 46in cable TV, DVD, CD & MP3 player. There is always a selection of books, music and games for guests to enjoy. There is a separate den or study with cable TV, DVD and CD players.
The modern kitchen is separated from the great room by a long breakfast bar with seating for six people. It has all stainless steel appliances, fridge with chilled water and ice maker, dishwasher, microwave and cooker, plus electric kettle, coffee maker and even a bread maker. There are plentiful cooking utensils and classic white tableware, plus pool crockery and glasses.
The separate laundry room has front loading washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
Two bedrooms are en-suite both with pool access, the master has a king size bed (UK super king) jacuzzi & walk in shower, a twin vanity and walk in closet. The second a queen size bed (UK king), lots of build in closet space and en-suite with twin vanity and large shower. the large airy third bedroom has a built in closet, cathedral ceilings, two singles beds and use of the family bathroom which can also be accessed from the deck area. All have flat screen TVs with cable, the master also has a DVD player.
All the rooms are beautifully furnished and decorated with original paintings, prints, photography, beautiful decorative pieces and finishing touches.
The garage is remote opening. Provided for guest use are 4 adult bikes, tennis rackets, golf clubs, fishing rods, bait box, pool toys, beach coolers, sun umbrella, beach chairs & beach towels.
Our home is on Rotonda West in the quiet newer Pine Valley area. This is a peaceful residential community and Bird Sanctuary built to a unique design copying the points of the compass. At its heart is a 30 acre Community Park with free tennis courts, playground and bike trails through the nature reserve. There is much wildlife including bobcats, tortoises, armadillos and hawks.
Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with 5 golf courses on Rotonda alone and the villa backs onto the fairway of the newest course.
This special area is only a few minutes drive from the barrier islands and miles of quiet gulf coast beaches.
Fishing is wonderfully varied, from the local canals, lakes and creeks to fishing from the many public beach and river piers. You can also hire a boat or book a backwater or sport fishing trip, the area is known for its world class Tarpon fishing.
Dining and shopping possibilities are many and varied including local supermarkets and restaurants only five minutes drive away. There are malls and major restaurant chains at Port Charlotte 15-20 minutes away and a choice of big outlet malls around an hour and a half away.
Rotonda is approximately one hours easy drive from the cultural city of Sarasota, one and a half from Tampa and Busch Gardens and two and a half hours from Orlando for Disney and the other parks.
I am a retired medical doctor and my wife Ann is a retired company director. We were both born in England, originally from London I have slowly moved further into the countryside after completing medical school in the city. Ann has lived in the countryside all her life, starting her career in agricultural research and then moving across into commercial horticulture many years ago.
We live in an old beamed farmhouse in rural Suffolk, England. We are slowly renovating both the house and garden, both of which we share with our three cats and two dogs!
We visit Florida whenever we can, for us it is our second home.
Michael Barker purchased this villa in 2006
Having chosen a plot of land we built this house to be our second home with everything in it as we wanted it to be.
Having been lucky enough to visit many countries and experienced villa holidays in a wide range of places we found ourselves continually drawn back to Rotonda, so much so that we built our dream holiday home.
We very much enjoyed our time in Rotonda. Your home is beautiful - by far the nicest villa we have stayed in.
Your home looked lovely from the outside, and then we walked in and it was like "WOW!!!!"
Every room was spacious, fantastically decorated and felt so homely.
The pool was fantastic, and we loved the spa. Going to really miss your lovely home!!!!
We would thoroughly recommend your home to anyone, as it would suit any family unit. It's not too far away from towns and beaches (all beautiful by the way) and you have many places to walk and play tennis in the area. If you fancy a bit of fishing or a bike ride, then this is a fantastic place for those things.
Would definitely come back again.
First impression very favourable. Very attractive outside aspect. Once we got inside it got even better. Very tastefully decorated throughput with individual pieces from the owners. Beautifully laid out in typical Floridian style,much more than just an average rental. Pool and spa area particularly attractive having sun from early morning until early evening. Very quiet neighbourhood,as with all such properties in Florida a car an essential. We discovered quite a few lovely waterside restaurants within easy driving range,although some days we stayed at home and completely relaxed. A really beautiful property in which to spend a family fortnight. One suggestion,start a guest book and allow visitors to leave suggestions for eating out and local amenities.
Super well equipped villa. I have travelled widely in the past and stayed in many hotels and villas. Armadillo Villa is one of the best equipped villas I have stayed in. The location is perfect for a peaceful holiday. Many shops and restaurants within easy reach. Beaches are accessible after a 15 minute easy drive. Happy holiday!
Armadillo is a stunning villa, extremely well maintained and supported by a local maintenance company. The area is peaceful, surrounded by a golf course and vacant lots, there was little noise from neighbours. A short car journey to some lovely quiet beaches, good restaurants in the locality and the villa contained all the equipment we could possibly need, and much more . Highly recommended.
We spent a week at Armadillo Villa and cannot rate it highly enough.
Mike and Ann obviously love their Floridian home - spotlessly clean, quality furniture and fittings, spacious and so very comfortable. Cannot think of anything that it lacked.
Rotonda area is just so beautiful, serene - not sleepy !, and my OH found roads made pleasant driving.
We spent our second week in Orlando and I really wished we had stayed put at Armadillo.
Already talking of going back for longer.
Thanks for allowing us to stay.
We had a fantastic time and it was a great way to relax after a week at the parks. The villa is in a great location to explore the real Florida with beaches nearby, golf courses on the doorstep, various wildlife to spot and with good local and chain restaurants only a short drive away. We have been visiting Florida for a number of years but this villa has been the best we have stayed in. The property was excellently maintained and very clean. The pool was big as was the deck area and also very private. The rooms and facilities were fantastic and from the moment we arrived we knew we had made a great choice and are already looking forward to returning
Our home is in Rotonda West in the quiet newer Pine Valley area of Rotonda. This is a peaceful residential community and Bird Sanctuary built to a unique design copying the points of the compass. At its heart is a 30 acre Community Park with free tennis courts, playground and bike trails through the nature reserve.
Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, Rotonda has 5 courses and the villa backs onto the fairway of the newest one.
This special area is only a few minutes drive from the barrier islands and quiet beauty of the gulf coast beaches.
Fishing is wonderful from the local canals and creeks to the many public beach and river piers. Hire a boat or book a backwater or sport fishing trip for Tarpon, Marlin or Shark.
There is great dining and shopping, local supermarkets and restaurants are only 5 minutes drive away with malls, major food chains and a cinema at Port Charlotte a 15-20 minutes drive.
It is an easy 1 hour drive from Sarasota or 2 and a half hours from the Orlando parks.
Other Activities: golf, fishing, boating, canoeing, nature watching, cycling, tennis
Golf: Rotonda Golf and Country Club offers 99 holes that challenge all skill levels.
Rotonda has been awarded a 'Beginner Friendly Certification' from the National Golf Course Owners Association as well as the Charlotte Sun Herald's Reader's choice award for being the best course in Charlotte County. There are 5 courses The Hills. Long Marsh. The Palms. The Links and Pinemoor all with challenging, well maintained fairways that provide a new golfing experience with every round.
Special offer deals are available including cart hire, as are private lessons. Clubs can be hired by the round and there is a Pro shop and restaurant at the main club house.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 24 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$258.72|
There is final cleaning fee of £90 as indicated, this is a one off payment per stay
Solar heating for the pool and spa is included in the price. Additional electric pool heating is available at £80 per week
(Recommended in cooler months). This must be requested at time of booking
IF WE ARE BOOKED FOR THE DATES YOU WOULD LIKE, WE MAY STILL BE ABLE TO HELP - PLEASE CONTACT US!
Booking deposit is 20% non refundable to secure rental
Full balance of payment is due 60 days before booking commences. Prices include 12% Florida tax.
Payment can also be made in US Dollars at the current exchange rate, the rate is then held
Payment in Euros incurs a fee to cover bank charges
Ask about discounts for stays of over 3 weeks and for early or last minute bookings
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.