About the property
- Bungalow2125 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to sleep 6
Set on two oversized plots, our villa is a wonderful, immaculately maintained home decorated in soft pastel colours, with ceramic floor tiles throughout the main living area and carpeting to the bedrooms and family room. The rear and pool deck enjoys the sun all day with the benefit of its southerly aspect with protected Woodland providing excellent privacy, seclusion and tranquillity. Designed for maximum comfort and a relaxation, there is a formal dining area and living room, with a separate family room in which to relax, play games or enjoy the entertainment center. The master bedroom suite opens onto the pool deck and enjoys a generously sized en-suite bathroom. Bedrooms 2 (Queen) and Bedroom 3 (Double/Full) share the 2nd bathroom. We have a large pool area with two separate eating areas and sunbeds.
Andy and Jane Hale
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- May 17, 2018
About Andy and Jane Hale
We are Andy and Jane. We live in the UK with our two school age children. We fell in love with this area of Southwest Florida when we first visited over eight years ago and have been returning each year since. Following our Christmas 2014 vacation, we decided to purchase our own home in this area that we love so much. When we are not staying in the villa we are offering it for rental and hope that our experience and knowledge of the area and knowing what is important to us as holidaymakers, will result in an enjoyable and relaxing stay for our guests.
Andy and Jane Hale purchased this Bungalow in 2015
Why Andy and Jane Hale chose White Marsh
We recently purchased this property having fallen in love with its excellent location, very large plot, superb pool deck and pool, wonderfully maintained condition and tasteful decoration and because we felt that it had always been loved as a home. The quiet and peaceful location provides easy access to stunning beaches just a short drive away, and enough golf courses, nature trails and fishing opportunities to satisfy the most demanding enthusiast.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Our property is set in the middle of two oversized plots, has an outstanding pool area under a lanai with plenty of room for two eating areas and sun loungers and as it benefits from a southerly rear aspect, you can be assured of catching the sun all day, at any time of the year. To the rear boundary is protected woodland, providing privacy, seclusion and a naturally peaceful setting.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Relaxation in a little piece of paradise
We were lucky enough to spend six weeks at this modern, well appointed home, Calusa Spirit, in the community of Rotonda West, from March to mid April 2018. This home is within minutes to some of the most beautiful beaches and waterways anyone could hope to have access to, anywhere! Water sports are abundant in this area from kayaking, pontoon and boat rentals, sports fishing and paddle boarding. If walking the beach looking for shells and sharks teeth is your thing, you won’t be disappointed. We took advantage of pontoon rentals, cruising the clear turquoise blue waterways and discovered Don Pedro’s Island state park, only accessible by boat, and it’s magnificent. A short drive down the road is Boca Grande/Gasparilla, an island that has beautiful white sand beaches and a charming little downtown area with quaint shops. The Boca Inlet beach at the end of the island by the lighthouse is a great place to watch sport fishing activity and see dolphin and manatee swimming.
Grocery stores and farmers markets for fresh produce are a very short drive from Calusa Spirit. The home has everything needed to cook meals at home with an available BBQ grill. The large pool has solar heating, the sun deck is expansive and conducive for entertaining where there are four comfortable chaise loungers for sunbathing, relaxing reading a favorite novel and two sitting areas, one under the overhang and one out by the BBQ, both can be used for outdoor dining. There are beach chairs, beach towels and coolers available to use for an outing to the beach, bikes available to ride on the Cape Haze Pioneer Trail accessible a few homes down and runs directly behind the green belt area in the backyard. A few of our favorite restaurants were Noys Bistro for Thai, Placida Grill, Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass Marina, can be a VERY long wait both for a table and food but the sunsets are nice, Spinnaker Cafe for breakfast, Nicolas for Italian, The White Elephant on Manasota Key for a nice atmosphere and music. Zeke’s and Mango Bisto in downtown Englewood both have good food! Overall, we could not have been more happy with our stay in this area of “old Florida”. It’s quiet and quaint, not overly crowded, just the way we like it! Crossing our fingers we have the opportunity to stay again at this little piece of paradise called Calusa Spirit! Thanks Jane and Andy for a memorable stay. Cheers!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for looking after our property so beautifully. You have given some great recommendations, of which we will certainly be looking into on our next visit! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes to you both Jane & Andy
Outstanding property and location
We shared the first week of our vacation with Hurricane ''Irma' 'followed by a mandatory evacuation.
Jane and Andy kept our family up to date in the UK,letting them know we were safe etc.
Our stay apart from the hurricane was lovely.
Calusa Spirit is by far the best we have rented, spotlessly clean ,immaculately decorated and furnished,Janes little trinkets and decorations giving a touch of luxury to all the rooms.
The property Manager Frank was a lovely man to deal with. The pool guy Scott and the Gardener turned up every week to keep every thing in pristine condition.
If you are looking for a peaceful location, genuine property owners who go the extra mile then this is the place to be.
Hopefully a return visit in the future will be at Calusa Spirit.
Thank you Jane and Andy for everything and may you have continued 5 star reviews with your rental.
Very best wishes.
Nigel and Liz Tomlinson
Thank you very much for your fantastic review and lovely words regarding Calusa Spirit. We will pass on your comments to Frank, Scott and Tim who we are sure will very much appreciate them. It certainly was an experience we are sure you will never forget. You were all wonderful guests who took it all in your stride and we thank you for your patience and good spirits.
We very much hope to welcome you back in the future.
With our very best wishes
Jane & Andy
One of the nicest houses our family has rented after our eight vacations in Rotonda. I think we found a vacation home we definitely want to come back to. House was extremely clean with a big pool and very big and private back yard with all you need for fun inside and outside. The owners, Jane & Andy, were very nice and accommodating, as was Frank from management. They made our two-week stay easy and pleasant. We highly recommend this house.
Thank you for your comments, we are delighted you had a lovely vacation and that you have been happy in our Florida home. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Jane & Andy
We have rented several vacation homes and this home was by FAR the most cleanest home we have ever seen. Not only that, it is very peaceful and in a very nice neighborhood. Rotonda West is the place to be! There are golf courses surrounding the property, waterfront dining close by and the beaches about ten minutes away. The pool was wonderful as was the lanai. Pool floats and bikes are provided as is anything else that you would need. You can't go wrong with this home -- Andy and Jane Hale (owners) were the nicest people that we have ever dealt with. Thank you for letting us share your beautiful home! We highly recommend!
Rich & Sue
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed both the area and our home and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
Best Wishes Jane & Andy Hale
Lovely Villa, peaceful location
This is our third visit to Rotonda West & our first to this great vacation property. We found the house beautifully decorated,extremely well cared for,spacious,comfortable and spotlessly clean. It also has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. The owners Jane & Andy were a pleasure to deal with & any questions we had were answered fully & promptly.
If you are looking to get away from it all for much needed rest & relaxation then this is definitely the place to do it.
How can you not enjoy breakfast by the pool listening to the birds & watching the wildlife (tortoises). It's so peaceful.
We would highly recommend this wonderful home & look forward to returning in the near future.
Gary & Yvonne (Old Windsor, England)
Dear Gary and Yvonne Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Calusa Spirit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Jane & Andy Hale
Like walking into a brand new home.
Just got back from 2 weeks of R&R... Mid March through April 2nd 2016. Weather was fabulous and the home was absolutely lovely. We were delightfully surprised when we entered the house and it looked brand new. Beautifully decorated, clean and well equipped with everything you needed. The master suite was very comfortable and en suite bath spacious. Another pleasant surprise was the second bedroom also had a king size bed. Third bedroom was a full/double bed. A nice bonus was the TV room had glass doors that you could close if you had children and wanted to use as a 4 th bedroom. --You would need to bring your own air mattress--Jane and Andy were so friendly and nice to work with. We arrived an evening early and they allowed us to check-in since the previous week was open. The location is prefect and area very quiet. The house is located on a double lot. We felt more like an owner than a renter. Definitely a house we would buy if we were looking to buy. Thank you Jane and Andy for renting your lovely home to us. I highly recommend renting this home. Hope to see you again.
Thank you both for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and would welcome you as our house guest again in the future. Our warmest wishes, Andy & Jane
We love this area. It is very relaxing, yet if you are more energetic, there is plenty to do. There are no less than 6 golf courses within the Rotonda development alone.
Some of the most stunning beaches you could wish for are located just 10-15 minutes away both south and west of Rotonda. Shopping and restaurants are readily available and for the energetic, we have 5 bicycles to use on the local bike trails and you can hire kayaks to enjoy guided trips up the Myakka river. We have several State Parks in the local area and some good horse riding at local stables. Our home has a comprehensive in-house guide full of ideas of things to do and places to go. Our management company have tourism brochures and are happy to provide a free map of the area on request.
Additional pricing information
Rental includes: Electricity up to £150GBP per month or part thereof. Electricity costs above this amount, will be taken from the security deposit. (This is typically to cover pool heat in the cooler months of December to March) Water, pool and lawn maintenance. Fast wireless internet and TV. 4 Bicycles Smoking is not permitted in this property Cancellation Terms: Provided the owner receives written notice of cancellation not less than eight weeks before the rental commencement date the hirer shall not be required to pay the full balance. The deposit amount will be forfeit. All cancellations must be notified in writing at the earliest opportunity.