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"Picasso" - beautiful holiday home on Rotonda River

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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.

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Debbie Welton
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Debbie Welton

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

Why Debbie Welton chose Rotonda West

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.

What makes this villa unique

The many wonderful beaches, the fishing and boating and the myriad of wildlife. And of course relaxing by the pool with a good book.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jul 2007
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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"Picasso" - beautiful holiday home on Rotonda River
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful December at a Beautiful Rotonda West Villa

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We want our guests to enjoy our lovely holiday home as much as we do and are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable vacation in a beautiful area. We do so hope that you visit us again.
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Fantastic summer

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Star

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terry for the wonderful review. We love to see our renters going back again to revisit our lovely holiday home and we are so pleased that you still feel that we are looking after it with as much love as it if were our full time home (we wish!!). We do so hope that you come and stay again soon !!
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Great Villa, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful response. We are so glad you decided to revisit our lovely holiday home and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. We pride ourselves on taking really good care of our home as we want our guests to enjoy it as much as we do! We do hope that you will visit us again in the near future
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Most amazing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for your lovely review. Although you only booked a week or so before your holiday, it sounds like you managed to pack a lot into your time in Rotonda. We are pleased that you took the opportunity to visit many of the places we recommended to you, and of course you will have to come back to Villa Picasso again for a longer holiday to see more of this wonderful area.
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Englewood revisited

  • 5 of 5

We haven't stayed in Rotonda for 6 years and had forgotten how unique the location is for wildlife. This lovely villa is located in probably one of the nicest areas of Rotonda and offers both comfort and tranquillity.

A well thought out and appointed property, that just adds to the feel of a quality destination

The only downside, is that you have to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Gary for your kind review. We agree that Rotonda is a beautiful place to visit and the house offers wonderful sightings of the local wildlife. We very much hope that you will visit our lovely holiday home again soon.
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Clean and laundry $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Broadmoor Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2521 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
CD/intercom system, 4 Bicycles, Beach Furniture & Cool Box, Fishing rods

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