Situated in the quiet, residential area of Rotonda West, this prestine canal-side property is beautifully furnished and landscaped.LIVING AREASThe main living room includes comfortable sofas, 50-inch plasma TV featuring a comprehensive 180-channel Cable package, Wii console and Bose music system. The second family room features a huge L-shaped sofa, offering wonderful views over the pool area and scenic backdrop. With an additional TV here linked to DVD player, you are spoilt for choice as to where to relax and unwind! Free Wi-Fi throughout the house. The pool can be accessed from both living areas through sliding doors.DINING AREASThe formal dining room caters for six people beneath a beautiful decorative chandelier. For more casual dining there is a breakfast bar and nook table, with aquarium window overlooking the pool. Perfectly equipped whether you are enjoying a three-course meal or just a quick bite!KITCHENSpacious and conveniently situated for all areas, the hub of the house! Fully-fitted to include cooker, hob, microwave, American fridge-freezer with ice and water dispenser, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and storage pantry. Covers all your culinary needs!LAUNDRY ROOM & GARAGESeparate laundry room features washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. A door leads to the double-garage with three adult and two child bikes at your disposal to enjoy the local area. Also provided are tennis rackets & balls plus a variety of beach chairs, parasol and cool box for those idyllic days at the beach!BEDROOMSThree bedrooms - Master with 6 ft bed, 32" flat screen TV, large walk-in closet and sliding doors leading to pool patio. Additional Double bedroom and Twin bedroom with ample storage units and wardrobes. All linen and towels provided throughout the villa.BATHROOMSEnsuite to master bedroom, with matching vanity units, shower cubicle and bath. Family bathoom with shower/bath and direct access onto the pool area.POOL AREALarge patio area with south-facing aspect, allowing sunshine all day long. Kidney shaped pool (27 ft x 16 ft) with handrail and steps. Table and padded chairs set under shaded lanai, with a ceiling fan for added comfort. Dining table & parasol with six chairs for al-fresco dining. Sun loungers. Gas barbeque. Beautiful landscaped gardens, leading down to the freshwater canal.The local property management company is based just 5 minutes away and will make sure that all aspects of your stay are to your satisfaction.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Nearest beach||12-15 minutes|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tampa 154 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Our house is situated just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, known for their white sands and turquoise seas. Take your pick from Englewood, Boca Grande, Stump Pass, Siesta Keya or Manasota amongst others - each has it's own particular charm but what they all have in common is that they are all unspoiled and uncrowded, whatever time of the week you head down there. If you are looking to simply take it easy then just settle back and sunbathe, take a swim in the family-friendly waters, or perhaps enjoy some beach-combing. Make sure you keep your eyes open for dolphins, sea turtles and manatee!
Head to one of the beach-side restaurants as the evening draws in, settle back with a cocktail and savour the gorgeous Floridian sunset! You will be spoilt for choice on the menu but of course the legendary fresh fish, seafood and huge juicy steaks are hard to ignore!
If you are feeling a little more energetic, then the proximity to the fabulous beaches, waterways and seas of the Gulf Coast means that there are a wealth of activities to enjoy here...deep-sea fishing, water-sports, boat tours and rentals, kayaking, canoeing, jet-skiing, snorkelling and parasailing being just a few!
Away from the beaches, the nearby towns should be explored. Try Ellenton or Miromar for shopping outlets, Boca Grande and Venice Beach for designer boutiques and fashionable restaurants or the Sarasota area for fine arts.
The Myakka Nature Reserve is one of Florida's oldest and largest nature attractions and lies less than an hour's drive away. Myakka is popular for hiking, fishing, camping and, above all, wildlife observation. There is also a nature park nearby at Lemon Bay.
Less than a 90-minute drive away is the wonderful Busch Gardens theme park - here you can venture across the Serengeti and enjoy thrilling rides, animal encounters and captivating shows. A great day out out for all the family!
Slightly further afield, some of our guests like to balance the relaxation of a Gulf Coast holiday with a trip to Orlando to visit the theme parks of Disney, Universal and Sea World. Journey time is approximately 2.5 hours so whilst it is quite possible to achieve this in a day-trip, you may prefer to factor in a stopover for one or two nights at one of the many budget hotels in the area. This way you can maximise your time at the parks and trust us, you will savour the relaxation and tranquility even more when you get back to the villa!
Heading further afield...try the famous Everglades for some alligator spotting or an airboat adventure, or head down to the Florida Keys.
You truly have everything at your disposal to make your stay on the fabulous Gulf Coast as relaxing or energetic as you want it to be. This stretch of coastline is commonly known as the 'Gem of the Suncoast'. You will soon discover why.
Rotonda West is a delightful, peaceful community located on the Cape Haze Peninsula in Charlotte County in the South Gulf Coast of Florida. It is situated mid-way between Tampa and Fort Myers, close to Englewood and Port Charlotte.
For those looking to savour the tranquility of the area, just sit back and enjoy the local willdlife - many exotic and beautiful birds call Rotonda West home, it is a designated bird sanctuary. Thirty miles of picturesque canals, lakes and ponds meander through the community so look out for herons, egrets, humming birds, raccoons and armadillos. Why not jump on one of the bicycles in the garage and go explore the area along the designated cycle paths?
The immediate area is a golfer's dream, with six championship golf courses within 5-10 minutes of the house. The clubs are all very friendly with family club houses and are accessible to non-members. In addition there are several other courses to choose from within a 15-20 minute drive.
Although situated in a quiet location, you are extremely well served for local shops, supermarkets and amenities. The likes of Publix and Win Dixies will tempt you with their huge aisles full of goods, it is impossible to walk past the fresh fish and deli counters without being tempted - and don't even mention the cakes! You can also get your pharmacy and liquor items while you are there.
Good local restaurants are easy to come by... why not head for one by the waterside in order to enjoy amazing views as well as fabulously varied cuisine! All are very family focussed.
Slightly further afield, but only 20-25 minutes by car, retail therapists should head to the Port Charlotte Shopping Mall which includes many big name stores such as Macys, Dillards, Hollister and JC Penny. The perfect place to update your wardrobe or stock up on gifts. Losing a pounds (or dollars) in the mall gives you the ideal excuse to visit one of the many restaurants by the mall including Red Lobster and Chillis.
When you stay in Rotonda area, you will enjoy an area unspoiled and untouched by the congestion of city life. This is the 'real' Florida. Come, stay and enjoy!