|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Spacious family owned 3 bedroom villa situated in the relaxing Gulf coast area of Florida, located on peaceful, immaculately maintained community. 25 minutes from beautiful beaches. The villa is fully air-conditioned with its own 28 foot pool, ideal for children and adults alike. Cable TV in all rooms. Welcome to use PS2, X-Box, DVDs, games and pool toys. Community facilities include large pool, tennis courts, play area, volleyball and basketball courts. Golf and all amenities closeby. As well as a spacious combined living/dining room there is also a separate ‘Den’ with DVD and PS2. There is also an X-box with kinnect in the Main Room. The villa also has wireless high-speed internet. The kitchen is well equipped with breakfast nook. We do allow pets at our discretion at an additional fee and under strict conditions.
Cherwell Manor is our family's holiday home and we try to visit as often as work and school permits. We have two lads, 16 and 14 and two pet Alaskan Malamutes who have to remain behind and have not enjoyed the delights the Gulf Coast has to offer. Since owning Cherwell Manor we have fallen in love with the Gulf Coast and the wondefully friendly people we have met. We plan to spend more time in Florida and explore the rest of the USA. We only let out to help cover the running costs rather than as a commercial enterprise and try to provide the sort of holiday home we ourselves like to stay in. Hopefully we are achieving this based on the positive comments we receive from prevoius guests.
Sarah purchased this villa in 2005
We fell in love with the area and find it to be fairly central for the various activities on offer; The beaches in this area are breathtaking and easily accessible up and down the coastline from the villa. It is on a quiet residential community and although you do have to drive to shops, beaches and restaurants we did want a peaceful holiday home away from the "maddening crowds" yet within easy reach of all amenities. This we feel we have found in Cherwell Manor. Folk who have not holidayed in the US before please note that in fact you have to drive most places, due to the size of the country. Their road systems are easy to follow and we in fact find it easier to drive in the US then you do in the UK! There is definitely something for every age here.
All I can say is that hopefully guests feel that is "home away from home" with all the extra little touches we have added and that the property is brilliantly looked after by our fantastic management company. Please check our website brochure for full details of what is available for guests use in the villa as well as the local community area.
Stuttard – July 10.
Well, we are home now and it is really hard coming back to reality!
I would just like to say thank you for a fantastic stay in such a beautiful villa! It is by far the best we have stayed in and we have been to a few! I was very impressed at how you seemed to have everything covered - washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs etc! - and the rooms were really lovely! It was such a beautiful view to get up to in the morning and the kids were very impressed with the turtles! The beaches were everything you said they would be - stunning - and we managed to see a couple of dolphins which was great!
Ward – Oct 09 I felt at home the minute I walked through the door, and I know that, given the choice in the future, we won't even contemplate other accommodation so at home did we feel. I hope we left the villa as we found it - it was a joy staying there.
My wife and I found this villa very well equipped and in a good location for visiting the Sarasota area. Sarah whom I dealt with was very accommodating and the deposit was very quickly refunded. This villa was very well maintained and was a home from home. It's situated in a very quiet area and I would highly recommend the villa to any one wanting to visit this part of Florida.
An excellently appointed well maintained secluded villa in a great location, ideal for visiting this part of Florida, with Sarasota, St Petersburg and the beaches in easy reach. Tampa, Orlando and Fort Myers all accessible. The villa met all expectations, we truly felt at home. The pool was great, suitable for all ages and abilities. Having a BBQ beside the pool, overlooking the lake as the sun set was a wonderful end to any day.
The villa contained lots of local information (sights, restaurants etc) and we can endorse the recommendation for the restaurants at Lakewood Ranch, 20 mins drive. With both Walmart and Publix supermarkets nearby, catering in the villa was simple.
To top it off, our security deposit was returned within 7 days.
Thank you Sarah
Given the varsity of the area we found Cherwell Manor perfectly positioned to visit the surrounding area and local attractions such as Siesta Keys, Sarasota, St Petersburg, Clear Water and the outlet shopping malls etc. Universal Studios / Disney were also easily accessible in under 2 hours drive which from recollection mainly consisted of two motorways, so easy enough for anybody to navigate. Supermarkets and wide selection of restaurants are very easily accessible. Restaurant recommendations and information regarding a wealth of other attractions is located in the villa.
The villa not only met but exceeded our expectations. Its position backing onto the lake in a quiet gated community is absolutely ideal. The villa's spacious layout is also ideal with bedrooms leading off the living quarters and all tastefully furnished and very comfortable beds which was a definite bonus after days at the theme parks. We honestly didn't find anything the villa lacked in equipment from kitchen/cooking utensils, crockery and especially appreciated the pool floats. The availability of separate pool/beach towels was also a bonus to save on packing with the beach chairs and umbrella being an added bonus. It was the availability of these additional items that really made staying in the villa an truly pleasurable experience and made it a home from home.
Barbie's on the patio are also great especially during the few downpours we did experience, the barbie being undercover was a bonus so as not to hinder the fun. We loved feeding the turtles in the lake and at one point had five approaching us, my daughter managed to get one or two to take bread out of her hand. There are also huge herons and actually saw one catch a large fish and many Egrets and other birds which we aren't sure of their breed , but were lovely to watch.
Cherwell Manor really is a fabulous villa. The owners have gone to every length to anticipate and meet guest requirements. I can honestly recommend this villa and its owners to any family whishing to visit the area.
Beautiful beaches of Siesta Keys are approx 20-30 mins drive. Maps to beaches and surrounding areas can be found in the villa.
Sarasota airport is approx 15 mins drive away. Tampa International airport is approx 40 mins drive. Car hire recommended. Orlando airport approx 90 minutes - Sanford Airport approx 150 minutes.
Publix 1 mile away, with Subway Restaurant/Bar same complex; Nearest Walmart is 5 mins drive with local Malls and eateries within 10 mins drive in every direction. Busch Gardens approx 50 mins and Disney (Orlando) is approx 90 mins. Many other activities and places of interest within easy reach. Many details available in villa and with our Welcome Pack.
There are full detailed instructions at the villa for the whereabouts of different attractions, shops, restaurants. Maps can also be found at the property. The villa is on a walled community with large community pool, Floodlit tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court and play area which guests are welcome to use. Community is well maintained and very peaceful. There are museums, zoo, animal sanctuaries, cinema, theatre and many more attractions all within easy driving distance. Mykka State Park approx. 30 minutes. All water sports available at local beaches. University Town Shopping Mall now opened 6 miles away.
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|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
We can take payment in GBP or USD
Security deposit £200 ($300) per booking - returnable post holiday inspection. Returned by cheque.
Please see our website for booking procedure. Terms and Conditions sent out with booking form. 10% deposit payable on booking
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discounts for long winter lets available. Electric pool heating £75 per week.
10% deposit of total amount due on booking. Full balance due seven weeks prior to arrival date.