|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This luxuriously furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom villa with solar heated pool and freshwater canal view, is located in the peaceful setting of Rotonda, which is nestled between Sarasota and Fort Myers. The villa is within walking distance of Long Marsh Golf Club and only a short drive to numerous other golf courses in the area. In addition, the beautiful beaches of the Gulf, most of which have BBQ and shower facilities, are only 15 minutes away, as is Port Charlotte with its shopping malls. Rotonda encompasses 20,000 acres attractively developed with high quality homes, set amongst canals, golf courses and green belt lands. It is also a nature reserve and bird sanctuary, where a huge variety of birds and animals call Rotonda home. Our communication package includes television, free wireless internet if you wish to take your lap top or ipad, and free telephone calls within the USA and Canada.
Bernard and Lynda live in Rustington West Sussex and my brother Roger and sister-in-law Jennifer live close by in East Preston West Sussex.
We both have 2 sons and and each has a son living in Melbourne Australia.
All four of us enjoy playing golf, keep fit, beach walks and holidays in Florida.
Roger Jenns purchased this villa in 2006
All four of us have been going to Florida for 10 years before deciding to purchase a property between us. We chose Rotonda, as it is so peaceful and quiet, yet only 15 minutes from the wonderful beaches of Boca Grande and Englewood.
Once you leave the tranquility of Rotonda, you are only 5 minutes from the many restaurants and shops.
There are 4 golf courses on Rotonda, and we are lucky enough to be 400 yards from one of them.
If you like wildlife, then this is the place to be. We have seen numerous tropical birds, alligators, wild pigs, otters and bobcats.
We provide everything you require for your perfect holiday. Swimming pool, tranquil setting, beach umbrella and 4 chairs, cool boxes, tennis rackets, cable TV, free internet access, 4 adult bicycles and 1 child bicycle and 2 sets of golf clubs.
We are 2 minutes from Rotonda Community Park, that has 2 free tennis courts and a childrens play area.
At the end of the day, sit out on the high diner with your drinks, and watch the sunset as it disappears over the canal.
Wow having stayed in many villas in Florida this one was like a home away from home, having everything and so much more. The lanai beside the pool was where we sat a lot and watched plenty of wildlife and enjoyed the peace and tranquility. Also enjoyed watching the alligators swim about in the canal each day. Enjoyed the local beach which was only 10 mins down the road with plenty of parking and lots of room to relax or swim, then went to Sarasota to Floridas no 1 beach, pure white powdered sand and clear blue sea and only a 50min drive away. If you are looking for a peaceful slice of Florida with beautiful beaches on your door step and everything you need within driving distance then look no further and choose this villa as the owners have gone above and beyond to make you feel right at home. All in all a beautiful, clean, homely and very comfortable villa in a beautiful part of Florida that you can't afford not to miss
We saw several alligators swimming past in the canal. This is the first villa we have stayed in that had an outside covered lanai area, which was a brilliant place to sit under to escape the intensity of the midday sun but still be outside by the pool, as well as to sit outside and watch some spectacular evening thunderstorms. We had a great time relaxing by the pool as well as visiting some beautiful local beaches, sea temperature was very warm and one life guard station listed it as 30oC. We also went on a couple of local boat trips and kayak tours. There is also many great seafood restaurants around the area as well as the usual steak houses. For shoppers there’s Charlotte town centre mall not far away plus a couple of really good outlet parks, Ellenton was our favourite which was just over an hour away.
Although we didn't see any alligators in the canal, the existing reviews are 100% accurate, and the standards of quality, cleanliness and comfort exceeded expectations, and we had a great holiday. Location is excellent for reaching local beaches, and trips to Venice, Naples and Sarasota....but it was also good to use the bikes, and just chill out by the pool. We want to return at some point in the future.
Do you ever wonder that the villa you have just booked will live up
to the description that the owners enthral about ? Have no fear, if
I could award another star for this fabulous villa I would,absolutely
everything has been thought about from bikes to batteries ,this villa
is as beautiful as described .The furnishing are straight out of a magazine but feels like a well loved home full of happy holiday memories . We explored most of the surrounding area including Naples,
Venice,Siesta Beach , Longboat Key most of which are only a short drive
away, loved Englewood Beach. Take a tip, instead of turning left take a right you never know where you will end up but it will be exciting . After a full day out there is nothing nicer than a dip in the pool and a long slow drink, now where's next years Callander ?
PS. How could I forget ,a credit to the owners.
Spent 5 nights at this wonderful bungalow after spending time in Kissimmee & Daytona Beach. We are 4 adults, late 40s, early 50s.We wanted a place to relax and were not disappointed. Spent most of the time by the pool, plenty of space for the four of us and would easily cope with 2 more. Lots of wildlife to watch near / in the canal.
Convenient location, 5 minutes to Winn Dixie, 8 mins to Walmart 15/ 20 minute drive to nearest beaches & 15 minutes into Port Charlotte where the main restaurants are.
We ate under the lanai most evenings enjoying the lovely weather and sunset.
If we venture down this part of the world again we'd have no hesitation in choosing this place again.
Roger, the owner, is extremely efficient & professional in all my dealings with him.
Stunning villa in a perfect location and extremely helpful owners. This is the cleanest villa we have ever stayed in Management company are wonderful. The whole are is very clean and the "locals" are helpful and friendly. The waterside location is perfect for watching the abundant wildlife - just heaven!
Nearby white sandy beaches are within 15 mins drive and include Englewood and Stump Pass, long known as Florida's best kept secrets, and Boca Grande, a multi millionaire paradise. Most have picnic areas, BBQ facilities and showers. Boating, fishing, water skiing and other water based activities are also available. Sarasota and Siesta Key Beach can easily be reached in 55 minutes.
There is a choice of airports: Tampa is approx 95 mins, Orlando 2½ hours, Miami 3 hours, Fort Myers 50 mins and Sarasota 45 mins. Car hire is essential.
Local shopping at Walmart, Publix and Winn Dixie are all within 5 to 10 mins. Port Charlotte Mall etc is 15 mins. Theme Parks: Busch Gardens - Tampa 90 mins, Disney area - Orlando 2½ hours. Other places of interest include Everglades National Park 2 hours and Miami 3 hours and 25 mins.
Local amenities, shops and restaurants all within 10 mins. Rotonda Community Park is 5 mins away which offers a children's play area and free tennis and BBQ facilities where you can either walk or cycle. There is an internet facility at Englewood library. This villa is cared for by an excellent local management company, who are on hand if necessary, to assist you during your stay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2017 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A 20% deposit is required to secure booking. The remaining balance being due 8 weeks before holiday dates, together with a returnable security deposit cheque of £150 to be held against breakages/damage etc.
Changeover day flexible. Arrival time 4pm. Departure time 11 am.
Notes on prices:
Discounts available for bookings of more than 3 weeks. Rates include local taxes, electricity, water, air-conditioning, telephone calls within the USA, internet access and final clean for 2 weeks rental or longer. Rentals of less than 2 weeks will incur a final clean charge of £30.
Solar heating for the pool is included in the rental. Additional electric heating is available at £50 pw. Ideal for keeping an even temperature during the cooler months of Nov-Apr. This is payable at time of booking.