Gulf Coast Luxury Villa
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our luxury villa awaits you with all that you need for a wonderful, unforgettable holiday experience.
Besides the obvious attractions of beautiful beaches, Florida sunshine, and, of course, spectacular golf, fishing, boating, kayaking, birding and hiking, this region of Florida offers many attractions that you will want to be sure not to miss.
You can choose from 5 nearby golf courses: Long Marsh, The Palms, The Hills, The Links and Pine-moor. With more than 30 courses in the area, ranging from executive to championship level, you will have no problem finding a place to practice your swing
The beaches are un-crowded and pristine. Here you can soak up the sunshine as you enjoy the solitude and watch for dolphins,sea turtles and bird life. Our home is minutes away from miles of sand at Englewood beach, Stump Pass beach park, Lemon Bay beach and Boca Grande island. Last but not least this area is also famous for some of the worlds best fishing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
It consists of 3 bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a master queen with private en-suite and tv, Bedroom 2 is a queen and Bedroom 3 is a twin room. There is also a family bathroom with bath and shower and a fully equipped kitchen(ice-making fridge).
Other facilities available at the property include:
NOW WITH FREE WI-FI
Laundry room..washer, dryer, ironing board and iron
Lounge area with cable TV and DVD player( local blockbuster easily joined with passport id)
pool with child barrier which can easily be removed.(heating is extra but not always necessary)
all bed linen and towels(including beach towels are provided)
|Further details outdoors|
Our villa backs on to a canal. It is a very quiet and peaceful place to relax, and enjoy the scenery. There is a large screened lanai and a deck area around the pool equipped with loungers, table, chairs: just perfect whether you wish to sunbathe, eat , play or watch the wildlife! Undercover outside dining ,ceiling fan and a gas BBQ are also available. There is a Double Garage with automatic door.
For those wishing to be explore the immediate area there are two bikes are at the villa. Rotonda is perfect for walking and cycling and taking in the local views and waterways. For the more energetic, tennis courts are available in the community area located in the centre of Rotonda where there is also a children’s play area, a baseball pitch and connections to the bike trails.
Travel times: - Englewood - 10 mins, Port Charlotte - 20 minutes, Sarasota - 30 minutes, Venice - 20 minutes, Naples - 90 minutes, Busch Gardens - 90 minutes, Everglades - 2 1/2 hours, Orlando and Theme Parks - 2 1/2 hours, Miami - 3 hours
Alternatively, why not just sit and relax and watch nature come past your door, in the trees or the waterways of Rotonda - the perfect end to a day at the beach. golf course or fishing trip. Just don't forget to chill the wine first!
All towels including beach towels and bed linen provided.
The villa is cleaned between each let.
Cot, high chair and BBQ gas if required are available from our excellent management company.
Our friendly local management team are on call to assist and make sure your holiday is one to remember.
The Florida region
There are many beautiful beaches all within a 15 minutes drive to choose from. There are an abundance of shops, restaurants, local amenities and several large shopping malls within a 10/ 20 minute drive. Within approximately 15 minutes' drive there are up to 10 excellent Golf Clubs all within the Rotonda/Lemon Bay area which can cater for every level, the nearest which can be reached within 5 minutes drive from the property.
Local places of interest to visit include Tampa, Sarasota, with museums and excellent cultural amenities, whilst Busch Gardens theme park for excellent fun for all the family is only 90 minutes away, Disney Orlando is 2.5 hours away and easily accessible to do any of the parks in a day trip.Miami is approx 2.5 hours' drive across the Alligator Trail.
The Charlotte County region also boasts State Parks, Nature Reserves where you can see bobcats and other local animals and exotic plants. Sailing and fishing boat hire, kayaking and jet ski hire are all within easy access.
Gulf Coast beaches stretch for miles and never seem to be crowded at any time of the day, and are safe for bathing & surfing for both adults and children, many have BBQ facilities on the beach.
There are lots of deserted beaches, nature reserves, and walking trails all local to Rotonda. Rotonda Community Park is only a few minutes walk away, and features a wonderful cycle path meandering through the 32 acre reserve together with a picnic pavilion, tennis courts, and a multi-purpose games area.
A short drive away over the toll bridge is Boca Grande & Gasparilla Island with its beautiful sandy beaches covered with shells and fossilised sharks teeth which are easily found in the sand washed up on the shore. The Islands are often frequented by the rich and famous, and you can spend hours in the sleepy , laid back and very welcoming town centre cafes of Boca Grande admiring the multi-million dollar properties and people-watching.
The Port Charlotte Shopping Mall is within 15 minutes drive and boasts a Multiplex Cinema, restaurants, and large department stores, including Macys, Beals, JC Penny and Dillards. The Everglades are within easy reach, and an airboat ride and some alligator spotting is a must for any visitors to the area. If you would like to travel a little further the journey to the beginning of the famous Florida Keys takes 2.5 hours or there is a ferry available from Fort Myers.
Designated as one of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States" by SAIL magazine
Ranked "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America" by Golf Digest; "... golf has surpassed baseball as the national pastime for a generation of Americans now more than intent on playing than watching sports."
Named one of MONEY magazine's "Best Places to Live in the South"
Designated as one of "America's Best Healthy Places to Retire" by U.S. News & World Report.
TripAdvisor™ TravelCast named Englewood, Florida a "Top Ten U.S. Destination for 2009"
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2 Sep 2013
"A great base for a family holiday"
Our first time in South West Florida and this was an ideal place to stay. Great sized rooms, all the things a home should have plus wifi as a bonus! We loved the pool and lanai. The bedrooms were a… More
20 Jul 2013
"A tranquil setting - great for nature lovers and golfers!"
We chose to stay at Rotonda West because it is located on a nature preserve (great for me because I love wildlife watching!) with some good golf courses within easy reach (great for my partner, who loves to play golf!).
And we are so glad that we chose this villa, it is in such a tranquil setting. It was like a 'home from home' for us as it had everything we needed, and more, to make our stay a comfortable one.
We spent most of our time out in the lanai, enjoying the pool and relaxing on the loungers. We used the kitchen most nights to cook our evening meal, buying our groceries from the Publix supermarket, about a ten minutes drive away.
The air conditioning and fans were quiet and worked very well. We also appreciated the ice and water dispenser on the outside of the fridge!
Sharon was most helpful during the booking process and we were provided with a useful information pack beforehand. We visited some of the beaches recommended and agree that Englewood Beach had the best sunset! We visited Farlowes restaurant and I sampled the voodoo juice, which was an experience! We also visited Harpoon Harry's in Punta Gorda and would definitely recommend the Key Lime Pie! We would also recommend Babcock's Wilderness Adventures and the Myakka River State Park as two worthwhile excursions. Also, the Warm Mineral Springs at North Port (if it is still open - it was under threat of closure at the time of our visit).We both got our holiday fixes - my partner, his fill of golf and me, my wildlife watching!
All in all, a great place to stay - we would definitely recommend and plan to return in the not too distant future!
8 Apr 2013
"Beautiful villa in a wonderful location"
Firstly the villa itself is superb: spacious, very clean and tidy, well appointed and would have been more than big enough for the maximum of 6 people. Modern appliances which all worked well, garage amply big enough for a full-size American car (we had a Chevrolet Impala), very effective (and quiet) air-con. Lovely pool and lanai, we spent quite a lot of time relaxing there with a book and a drink. It's located roughly two and a half hours drive from Orlando International airport though we actually drove across from the Atlantic coast a few days after arriving in Florida. I chose to ignore the last part of the route which my Tom Tom picked and came off I75 at the exit described in the written route details provided by the owner, and in fact having done this my Tom Tom chose exactly the route which they described.
The location within Rotonda West was also excellent, the pool side of the villa faces south-west and in March was getting the sun from mid-morning all the way through to sun-set. The deed-controlled community itself is very pleasant, quiet and well maintained, very little street-lighting which for me was a plus as it made for dark skies: excellent for star-gazing.
There is a shopping plaza within a few minutes drive with a Publix supermarket and liquor store, a few other shops and a petrol station, we did almost all of our shopping here. There's another Publix slightly further away in Placida and another a little further away again in North Port close to a large Wal*Mart, Ross, Bells outlet and others, plus Perkins, Applebees and Chillis. Port Charlotte is an easy drive if you want a larger mall.
The main reason for coming to the Gulf Coast is of course the beaches. Englewood beach is roughly 15 minutes drive away and has ample parking and facilities, if you want something quieter then from there you can reach Stump Pass beach, Blind Pass Beach and a little further north is Manasota Beach. We particularly enjoyed these latter three, all have miles and miles of clean white and the Gulf Of Mexico on one side of the barrier and the quiet waters of Lemon Bay on the others. There's no shortage of boat and kayak hire and organised boat tours if that's what you want: we were happy to park, walk through the nature trails and then relax on the beach for a couple of hours before returning to the villa. We also ventured further north to Venice and on from there into Sarasota.
There's plenty of local restaurants, but on this trip we didn't actually try any of them, that can wait until next time then :) Overall this was the most enjoyable and relaxing stay we've had in Florida. You'll definitely need a car as nothing is actually on your doorstep but by the same token nothing is more than a short drive away and I'd gladly exchange the extra cost of a rental on the coast for a short drive to this fabulous villa in a lovely inland location.
Highyl recommended then, and a special mention to Steve and Sharon Eagle for being very helpful and obliging as we made the booking.
8 Jan 2013
"Home from home"
The villa is well located for shops, golf courses, restaurants, beaches and entertainment.
We enjoyed our stay at the villa,it was very comfortable and probably one of the best furnished, cleanest and tidiest rental we have stayed in over the years in Rotonda. It was nice to find some packets and jars of food left in the kitchen cupboards as our previous rental removed everything even the salt and pepper.
A pleasant quiet location perfect for sunbathing during the day and watching the beautiful Florida sunset in the evening.
7 Jan 2013
"Very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable in lovely, quiet area."
Lovely villa in a quiet area looking onto one of the local canals with great wildlife and close to five golf courses. Not far from the beautiful quiet beaches at Englewood where you are spoilt for choice of boat hire and cruises and plenty of excellent local retaurants with good food to suit any budget. Closer than you think to Port Charlotte with its shopping mall and historic harbour area and local State parks.
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