About the property
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Beautifully furnished accommodation with a secluded south facing outlook
Our 3 Bed. 3 Bath (master with spa) villa has a large 36'x16' heated pool and is south facing with a beautiful backdrop overlooking a grass swale then woodland of which is a state registered bird sanctuary. Our villa is built on a longer than average sized Rotonda Lot giving a spacious green outlook, tranquility and privacy. We have furnished to a high standard and is fully equipped with everything you will need during your stay. We are situated in the prestigious golfing community of Rotonda in the peaceful section of Pine Valley. A perfect location to unwind after a busy vacation in Orlando and a perfect winter retreat. The safe quiet roads and nature trails are perfect for walking, jogging and cycling. In the centre of Rotonda is a community park covering 32 acres. Built in 2005 it offers a multi purpose sports field, children's play area, a large picnic pavilion with barbecues, two Free tennis courts(we provide the rackets and balls) and restroom facilities.
Local beaches: BEACHES.
Englewood has 4 beaches on the barrier island of Manasota Key. Manasota Beach, Blind Pass Beach, Englewood Beach & Stump Pass Beach. all offer a variety of amenities.
Manasota Beach boasts 14 acres of Gulf front beach & sand dunes with special areas set aside for sheltered tables, barbecue pits, boardwalks & bathhouse facilities.
Blind Pass Beach is ideal for swimming, fishing & has more than 60 acres of nature trails. There's a docking area for boaters on the intercoastal waterway.
Englewood Beach has recreational areas, boardwalk, picnic tables & concession stands as well as conveniently located nearby restaurants, shops & nightclubs. Walking south from Englewood beach is Stump Pass Beach a narrow strip of beach that offer anglers a great place to fish.
Barrier Islands: There are several offshore keys to explore, some accessible by road bridge; others only by boat. Perhaps one of the most attractive and quaint get-away keys to visit by road is Gasperilla Island. Approx.20 minutes easy drive from Rotonda the island is reached via a toll bridge from the mainland. Visitors to the key will drive along a road surrounded on both sides by shimmering waters and white sands and millionaires Condo's.
There is a wonderful public beach on the key (with a Caribbean feel to it) called Boca Grande. Every year between April and June, Boca Grande Pass fills with thousands of Tarpon fish churning the water all around the boats. Major fishing tournaments are held here, each year. In Boca Grande, the locals use golf carts as a major form of transport and can be easily hired on a daily basis.
If you want to experience total isolation and a real unspoilt barrier island, visit Cayo Costa (itself a state park) located south of Boca Grande accessible only by boat.
Mrs. B. Strudwick
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wow! Just absolutely perfect!
Please don't book Dave and Barbara's villa otherwise like us you'll be hooked on the pleasure of staying in their home from home. The pictures could have been taken yesterday and as my daughter said as she walked in to the lounge "dad its great, it feels like home" serious praise from a teenager! The decor is very tasteful and the furnishings are of a high quality. The beds are the best we have slept in when in the USA. The pool area was spotless as was the whole villa.
Dave and Barbara could not have been more helpful providing a truly personal service so 10/10 for them and the management company. They have provided an abundance of maps, leaflets, menus and other information should you need it. The BBQ was a bonus putting the outside entertainment area to good use. The whole house music system extended out to the pool area much to my daughters delight.
The location for us was perfect, perhaps a little remote for those who enjoy the tourist attractions of Disney and Universal. The villa is very private with no immediate neighbours to disturb the peace. All of the properties in Rotunda were stunning, all very well tended and appealing.
If you like the peace and quiet, surrounded by wildlife and the sun over the pool all day, then you'll be foolish not to book Dave and Barbara's villa.
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home.
Wow what an amazing review. Thanks so much, we are always so pleased when we hear that people have enjoyed their holiday at our villa.
Wow!! Doesn't get better than this.
We have just spent an amazing 6 weeks at this beautiful villa. Inside and out the villa is immaculate, with all the little touches that make you feel so welcome and at home. The pool is large and superb, we spent quite a lot of time in there as the weather was pretty hot towards the end of our stay. the area is peaceful and relaxing with fabulous beaches nearby.
Thank you David and Barbara for sharing your wonderful home with us and taking the time to call and make sure everything was ok and we were happy.
Can't wait to visit again!!!
Dear Christine & Eric,
Thank you so much for your kind review. It means a lot to us to hear that you have enjoyed your stay so much; we want people to enjoy our villa as much as we do.
We look forward to accommodating you again in the future,
Kind regards Dave & Barbara.
An outstanding villa in a lovely location, A1+
We have stayed in several villas in this area, and this one is exceptional, the decor and furnishings are tasteful and immaculate, the pool is the biggest we have ever had and the owners are a real delight, it's the only time an owner has ever made the effort to call us mid holiday and ask if everything was to our liking, they made us feel like friends.
My son said staying here made him feel like a millionaire and our daughter in law cried when we had to come home, we love this area and will definitely be going back again.
What a truly lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. Many thanks, Dave & Barbara.
Absolutely the best!!!! Tranquil & private
Me and my husband, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and brother-in-law stayed at this beautiful villa, after a hectic week in Orlando.
The pictures and description do not do this villa justice!
It certainly has the wow factor, excellent quality furnishings, a large pool (one of the largest on the estate according to the pool guy) and the setting is very private. It has empty plots either side and it backs onto a nature reserve.
The villa is well equipped with everything you could possibly need, including beach stuff, chairs, brollys and coolers etc.
The decoration is fresh and clean, and is obviously very well maintained and looked after.
The area is exceptionally quiet and very clean and tidy.
The communication and customer service was excellent.
We just loved the peace and quiet.
We will definitely be back!!!!!
Thanks for letting us share your lovely home.
Thank you so much for the glowing review. We always appreciate feedback so that we may continue to provide a standard that guests should expect for their holiday. We look forward to accommodating you all again in the future.Kind regards Dave & Barbara.
My wife and I were here for a two week relaxing vacation after a road trip in Tennessee and Louisiana. Without being patronising, this was by far the best villa we have stayed in since first holidaying here over 20 years ago. Dave and Barbara have thought of everything in their villa and their attention to detail was first class. There is numerous things I could comment on that made us feel at home right away, like the filtered water dispenser on the fridge, which was a god send, trying to find this in other villas in the states is incredibly difficult. The extremely private pool was huge for a Villa at 36' and was fantastic during the day and also at night with the lights on and the BBQ fired up.
The location was perfect with no noise at all during the day or night. Access to Sarasota, Port Charlotte and Naples are easy. The beach is a 10 minute drive where you can find fantastic restaurants.
We met another couple during this time and they paid almost 50% more for their villa that was not a patch on Dave and Barbara's.
Who ever reads this, congratulations - you have just found your next Vacation!
Dear Karen & Hugh,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We are always pleased to hear from people that their holiday has been enjoyed and we look forward to your return in the future,
Kind regards, Dave & Barbara.
Home away from home
Hello David and Barbara, just back from 3 weeks staying in your villa. We loved it, it was a real second home. All you need is in the villa and the villa itself is luxurious. Thanks for your hospitality and see you next time.
Coerver family, The netherlands
Dear Ron & Family,
Thank you so much for your lovely review; we are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and hope we can accommodate you again in the future,
Kind regards Dave & Barbara.
Rotonda is situated on the gulf coast near Englewood on the Cape Haze peninsular 85 miles south Tampa, 90 miles North Naples, 50miles North Fort Myers & only 35 miles south Sarasota.*Tampa airport is approx. ninety minutes drive away and a very straightforward route, car rentals available on site at airport. *Orlando airport is two and a half hours away & Miami airport is three & a half. There are supermarkets & excellent restaurants within a few minutes drive away & a Wal-mart Superstore which is open 24 hours. Port Charlotte shopping mall is only 15-20 minutes drive away & has many restaurants including Ruby Tuesdays, Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse & a food hall with many more in the surrounding area of the mall. Amongst the shops are jCPennys.Sears,Dillards & Macy's plus there is a multi screen cinema. Just an hour away are 2 factory outlets at Ellenton & Estero. Englewood has 4 beaches all within short drive on Manasota Key. Rotonda has 4 golf courses & a 5th nine hole opening soon.
Golf: Rotonda has 72 Holes to choose from 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. Come on out and give us a visit. The weather is great. The courses are great. All in your own backyard. That's exactly how Rotonda Golf & Country Club's three courses were planned. The Hills. The Palms. The Links. Three emeralds in a spectacular setting bathed by gulf breezes. Challenging, well maintained fairways that provide a new golfing experience with every round. Two great clubhouses with restaurants and lounges are available. Long Marsh Golf Club is the newest course to open in Rotonda. Renowned golf course architect, Ted McAnlis, has produced a championship course that is very different from anything you’ll ever play in the area. Situated on over 300 acres, the rolling terrain hints at a links-type layout and an abundance of stately oaks and native pines and palm frame many holes. Natural waste bunkers and marshes provide a challenge for golfers, as well as a haven for a variety of wildlife. Measuring 7200 yards from the tips, the course can be daunting, but four sets of tees, a minimal use of bunkers and strategically placed mounding provide a friendly game for all levels.