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Executive style villa with stunning views over lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 25,833 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

With pool, private and close to beautiful white beaches

Minslake is an executive style villa, which has been luxuriously fitted out as it was to originally have been a private home. It stands on a double plot affording maximum privacy and all overlooking a tranquil lake with stunning views, with a host of wildlife. It is situated in a very quiet residential area, with few neighbours and no passing traffic, as there is no outlet.

This family home has been furnished to the highest standard and offers over 2,400 sq. ft living space. It comprises of the Master Bedroom,, with with an en-suite with Jacuzzi bath, walk-in wardrobe and 2 further bedrooms with bathroom, a large family room, a formal living room and dining area.

This house benefits from its own electrically heated pool (charged separately). Although pool heat is not absolutely essential most of the year it can on occasion, prove to be most welcome during the sometimes cooler winter months. The pool looks out onto a large picturesque lake which attracts a host of wildlife

More Details

Muriel Whiting
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Executive Style Villa with Stunning Views Minslake is quite simply a home away from home. Furnished to a very high standard with everything you could wish for a relaxing break. The villa is beautifully kept among manicured grounds in a quiet location away from it all. The pool overlooks the lake and is very private, hours are passed relaxing while watching the wildlife. The computer/Printer is an added bonus and ideal for finding places to visit, cinema times, opening times, restaurants, events and for online check in at the airport etc. There are plenty of books, games and magazines. Beach equipment is provided with a coolbox for picnics. A couple of bikes are provided which are great, although at some of the parks you can rent them too. The villa is close to shops restaurants and supermarkets. Port Charlotte is only 20 minutes away with a Mall, Cinema and lots of restaurants. The beautiful beaches are close too. The Villa was a wonderful base to explore the Gulf Coast and beyond, we travelled to Orlando, Miami, The keys and Everglades from here easily. Tampa airport is a straight 90 minutes away. Outlet Malls are an hours ride away too for those bargain shopping trips and a little quieter and more relaxed than Orlando. We love this Villa so much we won't stay anywhere else! The management team are fantastic and on hand should you have any problems (although you probably won't need them!) The inside is kept immaculate and never fails to impress us when we arrive, its a much welcomed site after a long journey. If we have to pick one fault it would be no BBQ, although there are so many restaurants to try and you may not have the time to use it!
Jul 2012
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Pine Valley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 25833 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Extremely spacious en-suite bathroom with large corner jacuzzi spa bath and luxurious double sized shower with twin vanity areas.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • This luxurious master bedroom has a queen size double bed, together with nup to date TV and it's own private and spacious en-suite bathroom, which has a walk-in shower and a jacuzzi spa bath. The pool deck is accessible via patio doors. It ha a massive walk in wardrobes.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We provide lots of extras such as bikes with helmets, all beach equipment including parasol, chairs and cool-boxes. Upon request we can provide cot, high chair.


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Executive style villa with stunning views over lake
average rating of 4.7 based on 13 reviews

Great Villa..Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful three weeks staying in Minslake. We have found in the past that photographs and descriptions can be misleading but in your case the pictures and description do not do justice to the true experience of staying in Minslake. A wonderfully comfortable master bed, usually one of my criticisms as I am a very light sleeper, a well equipped kitchen, nothing has been forgotten, and a very comfortable pair of lounge areas. Minslake is so clean and well looked after, you and the management company must be constantly updating it to ensure the comfort of your guests.

We were looking for a relaxing holiday, a home from home, and Minslake gave us exactly that. We slept well, there were no disturbances, Rotonda is a wonderfully peaceful area and Minslake has a gorgeous view over the lake from the lanai with no neighbours overlooking the rear of the property. The lake also had regular visits from Moses, the resident alligator.

We can honestly say that this has been the best villa that we have stayed in since we first visited Florida in the early 90s, and we have paid a lot more for some of the previous villas.

When we next come to the area we will definitely put Minslake as our first choice."

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really try very hard to make every renters stay a special one. It is so nice to have lovely people stay in our home and appreciate it as we do.
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Beautiful Villa with wonderful views and wild life

  • 5 of 5

A return visit to this lovely villa, and I have booked for 2016 and 2017 ( you have to book early to get your fortnight as it is so popular). Very comprehensively equipped with tasteful furnishings and well laid out rooms, this has become a home from home over the last two years and this visit was no different. I and my companions enjoyed a delightful and restful break in beautiful surroundings in a very peaceful and well maintained area of Rotonda. The whole housing complex is immaculate, as is the villa. The outlook to the Northeast means you have sun until 1500 and lovely views out over the lake which teems with wild life.

The owner provides great customer service and her agent in Rotonda deals quickly with any problems that may arise. The area has restaurants and beaches nearby, but the distances involved mean you will need a car during your stay.

Overall, you will not find a better villa in Rotonda - highly recommended !

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful !!

  • 5 of 5

Minslake was everything we expected and more. We spent a fabulous four weeks with everything we could have needed or wanted.....a perfect home from home. Beautiful surroundings and so peaceful. Look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I try really hard to give people what I would want if I rented a property. Look forward to having you again. Muriel
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Lovely home in very quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in this lovely home and enjoyed the quiet calm of the property. Loved watching the birds and the golfers. Enjoyed trips to the beautiful beaches and multiple towns we visited.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou, so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, a bit to far from the beach but perfect for a away from it all holiday. Did struggle a bit trying to work our way around the circle but got there in the end. Would definitely stay again probable not with young children.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Delightful Quiet and Peaceful Property

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautifully presented home in a very quiet residential area. The house is equipped with everything one might need for a vacation. The decor of the house is to a high standard and it is clean and well maintained. We selected this property based on the owner’s brochure which stated the pool faced south west; in fact the pool faces north east so during our stay in January the pool area received little to no sun. (During the summer months, we imagine this might be a benefit). It was too cool for us to sit round the pool in the shade and therefore our use of the pool, despite having paid for it to be heated, was very limited. The owner has since modified her brochure, although chose not to acknowledge our email pointing out her error.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Cove
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Rotonda, South West Florida is located near beautiful Cape Haze, Boca Grande & Englewood on the Gulf of Mexico. This relaxing area is the perfect spot for enjoying a laid back, quiet vacation. There are outdoor activities for every adventurer. You can jet ski, parasail, fish or charter a boat from one of the area’s marinas. There are numerous golf courses and nearby there are many beautiful beaches all within 10-15 minutes.

Pine Valley has the newest golf course on Rotonda, opened in January 2008. This is rumoured to be one of the best golf courses in the Charlotte County area and Minslake is ideally located to this as you can view it from across the lake at the same time as wild life of otter, osprey and many others are often seen on Rotonda whilst in the inter-coastal you will nearly always see dolphin and even occasionally a manatee. For the nearby beaches on Boca Grande and Minnesota Cay, as well as the beaches on Palm Island and Don Pedro Island .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cot Hire $26.54
Pool Heat $ 13.27 per person per night
Refundable damage deposit $265.36
Cleaning Fee $92.88
High Chair $26.54

The sending of the on-line booking form confirms your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out below and as may from time to time be changed and shall be binding on all persons stated on the booking form. Each booking will be confirmed by the owner, as soon as possible after receiving the booking form and deposit and only on receipt of this confirmation by you will the booking be treated as

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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