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Karin and Stephen Taylor

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

Luxury waterside villa on Florida's Gulf Coast

23 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Rotonda West Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms plus den, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

'Osprey' is in a quiet residential area backing onto a peaceful river and adjacent to a nature reserve. The sandy beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast are 10 minutes drive away.

'Osprey' was completed in 2005 and is built and furnished to a high standard. The accommodation is spacious, with master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bath/shower room, second double bedroom with Queen size bed, twin bedroom, and fourth room which can be used as study/family room but has a double sofa bed. A travel cot is also provided, Living accommodation comprises a large Florida 'great room', open plan kitchen, dining and breakfast areas and utility room.

There is an integral double garage with electric door, and at the back an extensive Lanai/deck area with solar heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, enclosed within a pool cage. The villa is attractively decorated in neutral and pastel colours and is well-provided with all that is necessary to enjoy a comfortable and entertaining holiday.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Karin and Stephen Taylor (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Luxury waterside villa on Florida's Gulf Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Lovely property for excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property and holiday exceeded our expectations and memories of Rotonda, Florida and USA. Perfect venue for relaxing holiday.Easy access to beaches, good golf courses, restaurants. Ideal for those who wish to have luxury away from home and a choice to do what you want.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful holiday at Osprey!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the website really do not do justice to how beautiful and fully equipped this villa truly is. As stated in other reviews, the villa is quiet and private. Upon arrival it was clean and welcoming. The beds were comfortable as were the linens. We enjoyed many mornings and evenings out on the lanai enjoying the pool which was comfortable, clean and warm as was the spa. We enjoyed the close proximity to the conservation area as we sighted several different birds. Our boys spotted the alligator several times in the canal as well as a soft-shelled turtle and a tortoise along the road.

The BBQ grill was not at the villa when we arrived which was late on the Sunday. I called the property manager the next morning and he graciously brought over his own personal grill (before noon) to use as the others were all rented out. What service! He was so kind. The kitchen is amazing - much above other rentals. It is fully equipped for either a pool meal or a dinner as I was able to make a full Christmas meal with all the trimmings.

We didn't use the bicycles as they were a bit too big for our two younger boys which wasn't an issue as we did go for some nature walks instead. Thank you for the abundance of linens, especially the towels for the pool area. We also enjoyed the use of the cooler box and the beach chairs at Englewood beach where we found 17 shark teeth in a matter of ten minutes - great fun for our young boys. We had amazing weather for the week with temperatures as high as 29.

I also want to add how easy it was to work with Stephen and the rental process. He was very quick to answer any of our questions and/or concerns - very professional and courteous. We hope to return to Osprey again soon. Thank you for helping to make our Christmas vacation a delight!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place Luv it

  • 5 of 5

Having stopped on Rotunda many times at various houses I found this is to be very nice and comfortable house everything we required was there and excellently presented, close to everything beaches shops etc. Being at the end of the road and adjacent to the wildlife preserve all sorts of animals and birds turn up. We will be booking again without issue.

Jane and Ron Parkes UK

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent villa in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this excellent villa.Stayed for over a month and did not run out of things to do.Villa is only fifteen minutes drive from two of the best beaches in Florida on Boca Grande.Rotonda is half way between Sarasota and Fort Myers/Naples.

The villa is in a very quiet part of Florida were you can have a restful holiday and enjoy the wonderful scenery and wildlife .

We cannot wait to return to Osprey for another holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our holiday at Osprey

  • 5 of 5

The property lived up to all our expectations, it was light and airy, very well equipped, very clean and well maintained. The position was great, on a large plot not overlooked, the lanai faced south overlooked the canal where we saw alligators, turtles and many birds both large and small.

We made great use of the bicycles which were in excellent condition.

Overall a very enjoyable holiday.

Pauline and Mike Green, UK

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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What a great home

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we booked a villa through Homeaway, and we are glad we did this. Stephen was so helpfull. When we arrived we couldn't believe what we saw, the house was even bigger then we thought, and it was wonderful. As all the others said, it has everything you need. We loved the pool, and when we had a question, we got a prompt answer. We wished we could stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Rotonda is the ideal place to spend a quiet holiday yet have easy access to all facilities and to some stunning scenery. The area around 'Osprey' is a nature-lovers paradise and 'Osprey''s nature diary bears testament to the remarkable range of species that can be spotted - armadillos, gopher tortoises, alligators, birds of prey, herons, egrets, cardinals, jays - the list goes on and on.

The Cape Haze area also offers plenty to do for those who enjoy beaches, golf, shopping or the arts. Locally, there are plenty of excellent restaurants, supermarkets and all essential facilities, whilst within one and a half hours drive are many other places to visit such as Sarasota, Venice, Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Islands and the Everglades.

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Rates & Availability

Rotonda West Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May to November 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$592
 
 
December 2016 to April 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
May to November 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$622
 

Additional information about rental rates

spa heating per week $33
Refundable damage deposit $133
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rental includes linen, towels, electricity, use of internet (bring your own laptop or iPad), local telephone calls, 4 adult bicycles and solar heating for pool. Spa tub heating (electric) is £25 per week. £100 security deposit required on booking; full rental required 8 weeks before arrival. Deposit returnable after departure subject to no damage having occurred.
Cot, folding bed, high chair

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rotonda West Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 (en suite to bedroom 1) - toilet , shower , jetted tub , jacuzzi bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Size
  • There is also a travel cot at the villa which is available for use.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
'Osprey' is well-provided with extras such as beach mats, cool box, picnic ware, games, books and local information. There are also 4 bicycles (with helmets) so you can enjoy cycling around the area and going on the nearby cycle trail. The kitchen is particularly well-equipped and with both a formal dining area, informal/breakfast area and outside eating area, self-catering is a pleasure rather than a chore. A gas barbeque is available to hire. The main living area has a TV with video player whilst the study/bedroom 4 has a TV with DVD - ideal for families. There is also a wireless internet connection so take a lap-top or iPad and you can keep in touch with things back home whilst enjoying yourself on holiday. If you want a two centre holiday, and wish to combine a stay on the Gulf Coast with a visit to Disney World, we can make arrangements with friends who have a luxury villa in Orlando.

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