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Villa With Private Pool And Freshwater Canal View

Bedrooms 3
Space 17,491 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Florida Gulf Coast - Peaceful Location Close To Golf Courses And Sandy Beaches

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.

Roger Jenns
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Roger Jenns

Roger and Jennifer live in East Preston West Sussex and Bernard and Lynda live 2miles away in Rustington.

We both have 2 sons and and each has a son living in Australia.

All four of us enjoy playing golf, keep fit, beach walks and holidays in Florida.

Roger Jenns purchased this villa in 2006

Why Roger Jenns chose White Marsh

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


White Marsh Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 17491 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with his and her marble basins, walk-in shower and jacuzzi style bath tub. Bathroom 2 has marble hand basins and walk-in shower and both bathrooms come with hair dryers. Pool bathroom has hand basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Triple aspect master bedroom with Queen size sled bed, walk-in wardrobe and direct access to the lanai and pool via patio doors. Bedroom 2 triple aspect room has a Queen size bed, wardrobe and access to the pool. Bedroom 3 has twin beds and wardrobe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: In this smoke free home we provide the following additional facilities - 4 adult bicycles; 1 child bicycle and helmet; 4 tennis rackets; 4 beach chairs, beach umbrella and cool box.There is also a large and varied library, a selection of Dvd's and games (non electronic) and various childrens' beach and pool toys. Wire free internet has been installed to enable you to use your lap top from any room in the house. Outside: The villa has an extended caged patio area, 50 foot by 20 foot, which includes a heated shower, a 25 x 12 foot solar heated pool with removable safety screen, plus a covered lanai with views of the freshwater canal, and the sun as it rises at the break of dawn. This allows you plenty of space to relax in the sun (all year round) or underneath the lanai if you prefer the shade. As you lounge around the pool, it is very interesting to observe the many species of birds that use our canal, such as herons and egrets. A gas BBQ, patio furniture and sun loungers are also provided, together with a 'high dining bistro set' for those relaxing sundowners. This also gives you a perfect sighting of the sun as it sets over the canal at the end of another day in paradise. Utility Room: Situated next to the kitchen, this area is fitted with cupboards, and has access to the double garage. Washing machine, tumble dryer and sink. A supply of linen, towels and beach towels are included in the rental price. The property is cleaned before and after your stay when a full change of linen and towels is supplied. Other: Due to the extended outside patio living area, four rooms have direct access to the caged pool via patio/french doors. All main rooms have a view of the freshwater canal, which is a natural habitat for many species of birds. Main TV is a 37" flat screen


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Villa With Private Pool And Freshwater Canal View
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth or fifth time we've stayed here and iwe intend to keep coming, it's excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa, a real slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice villa and exactly as shown in the photos

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, and a perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Totally relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Simon, I have received an email from Owners Direct to say you have written a review on our web page. That was so nice of you to take the time to write it, and what a wonderful review it was. You told me before you went away that you wanted somewhere peaceful to relax, after spending time in Kissimmee and Daytona Beach. I'm so pleased that your last part of your holiday met your expectations. It makes everything so worthwhile when we receive comments like yours, and if you do decide to return to Rotonda, I will look forward to helping you with your holiday requirements. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of the summer. Roger, Jenny, Bern and Lynda.
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Nearest Airport
96 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Long Marsh
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Englewood Beach


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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Booking Notes:
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:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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