|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This beautiful fully air conditioned three en-suite bedroom villa, newly built in early 2005, is situated in Rotonda West on the Cape Haze peninsula, an area of unspoiled natural beauty and tranquility. Beautiful white sandy beaches provide sunbathing, swimming and beachcombing. There are five championship golf courses on Rotonda alone, and the whole area is classified as a bird sanctuary, with frequent appearances of native birds such as osprey, herons, pelicans, bald eagles, kingfishers, red cardinals and even a friendly wood stork is known to pay our villa a visit!
Boating and fishing are extremely popular, with various charter agencies offering a variety of fishing adventures. Indeed Boca Grande provides Florida's finest and greatest tarpon fishing and great small fishing. Fishing licences can be purchased locally. There is an abundance of fishing waters including the Gasparilla Sound Aquatic Prserve and many inland coastal waterways in the area, together with two local fishing piers. Dolphin and manatee sighting cruises are also available in the area.
Retail therapy is well catered for, with Port Charlotte shopping mall only 10 minutes away. Exclusive St Armand's Circle at Sarasota is a must, and north of Sarasota the Ellenton shopping mall offers designer labels at great prices.
The villa is set in generous landscaped grounds overlooking the Rotonda River, only 10 minutes from the nearest beautiful beaches at Englewood, Boca Grande and Manasota Key.
The superb solar heated swimming pool has a southerly aspect to make the most of the long sunny days.
The villa has been designed and finished to the highest standards, providing a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The spacious open plan layout, with approximately 2,500ft of internal living space, provides excellent accommodation, having a formal living room for relaxing in after a long day at the beach, and a separate family room with multi-channel cable television and DVD player. A CD/intercom system has been installed throughout the villa. Wi-Fi available as well as free local and long distance telephone calls.
The fully fitted spacious kitchen boasts all amenities including dishwasher, oven, microwave, side-by-side fridge freezer a comprehensive range of cookware and crockery. There is also a separate utility room. The informal nook breakfast area leads from the kitchen and overlooks the pool.
The private and fully screened pool enclosure incorporates special decking with sun loungers. There is a large shady lanai with an outdoor dining area.. For the safety of children, there is a pool alarm. For added convenience there is also a separate washroom adjacent to the pool.
The sumptuous master bedroom suite has a super-king size bed, cable television, large walk in wardrobe and dressing area and a beautiful large en-suite bathroom with twin washbasins, large bath, walk in shower and water closet. Beautiful French doors lead from the bedroom onto the pool.
The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, fitted wardrobes and its own bathroom with bath and shower, washbasin and water closet The third twin bedroom has fitted wardrobes, a walk in shower, washbasin and water closet.
Outside the villa is surrounded by landscaped gardens leading down to the Rotonda River, which attracts numerous local wildlife. A long driveway leads to an integral two car garage incorporating electric door.
There are also four bikes at the villa as well as beach chairs, umbrellas, cool box etc.
We are a retired lawyer and a part time office administrator with two daughters who are growing up fast! Tim enjoys following his local soccer team, Hull City, with all its ups and downs, and Debbie and the girls enjoy visiting the many shopping malls!
Debbie Welton purchased this villa in 2005
Having visited and fell in love with the area in 2003, we achieved an ambition of building a wonderful holiday villa that we could truly call a second home.
The many wonderful beaches, the fishing and boating and the myriad of wildlife. And of course relaxing by the pool with a good book.
An excellent location for a wonderful holiday within easy reach of fine dining, sightseeing, wildlife, golf and fishing. The villa is so luxurious you may not want to leave!
We had a great stay at the Picasso Villa in Rotonda! We were there for the whole month of February and had such a great experience that we already booked for February 2018.
The house is as beautiful in reality as shown in the pictures. It is open and spacious and has all the amenities that we needed. The pool and the lanai are beautiful and we had most of our lunches and dinners outside at the poolside table. The weather was fantastic and the solar system for heating the pool did an excellent job, keeping the water enjoyably warm despite the cooler February nights. (It does help a lot to put on the pool blanket during the night).
We did all kinds of activities in the area: a lot of bike riding, taking walks in the various nature parks and preserves in the area (we saw the Bald Eagles at Cypress Point Preserve), going to the beach, golf, boat trips, visiting Venice and Punta Gorda, etc.. The month flew by too fast.
Our email and phone interactions with Debbie and Tim, prior to the stay, and with Mary from the management company, during the stay, were very nice, friendly and efficient. They were very responsive and accommodating to the few questions that we had.
All in all we would give this property a 5 star rating and recommend it to anybody.
Luc and Therese, Berwyn, Pennsylvania.
What a beautiful place to stay for the month of December! Picasso is an absolutely lovely villa in Rotonda West; it is spacious with beautiful decor, but very comfortable and livable as well. The home is clean and well-equipped with everything you might need, from beach gear to kitchen tools. There was near record heat in December, so we really enjoyed the pool and nicely furnished lanai. Just a short drive from Rotonda West are some of the most beautiful beaches you'll find in Florida, such as Blind Pass Beach on Manasota Key and Gasparilla Island State Park. Along with the beaches, we enjoyed exploring the town of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island; the weekly farmer's market/craft fair that is held every Thursday on Dearborn Street in downtown Englewood; Myakka River State Park; hiking in nearby parks such as Lemon Bay Park; etc. Tim and Debbie are always quick to respond to inquiries, and it is obvious that they care about the comfort of the guests with whom they share their lovely villa. Thanks for such a wonderful stay! I'd highly recommend this vacation home, and would definitely return!
Thank you Tim & Debbie for such a wonderful villa. It was beyond our expectations, lots of room for the five of us and the pool area was fabulous.
We had a great time exploring the local area and the beaches. We particularly enjoyed Siesta Key and an air boat Everglades trip with Captain Jack!
We also found some time for great shopping, both locally and with the malls / designer outlets.
Perfect holiday in a perfect villa, in a perfect location, we'll be looking to book again.
Not the first time we’ve stayed at Tim and Debbie’s, but nothing's changed.
It’s not just about the quality and layout of the villa (which is excellent) but also about the quality of the owners, and they couldn’t be more helpful and accommodating.
Having previously visited this villa some years ago, we were not disappointed on our return. Rotonda is a great location with easy access to a variety of beautiful beaches and local amenities. The villa is located in a lovely area, is well presented and maintained and has a luxurious feel. In particular, we liked the lanai and pool area. The owner's guide to the local area also helped us to identify some great restaurants and local spots to visit. The owners were always prompt to respond and attentive to our needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to my friends and family.
Thank you Tim & Debbie for such a wonderful villa. It was beyond our expectations, lots of room for the six of us and the pool area was fabulous. We had such a great time exploring the local area and your advice on beaches, places to eat and things to do was invaluable. Would highly recommend Boca Grande, Siesta Key and hiring a boat st Stump Pass Marina. The kids loved seeing lots of dolphins and the beaches were fantastic for snorkelling; we found crabs and starfish amongst other sea life. Perfect holiday in a perfect villa, will book longer next time!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Clean and laundry||$125|