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Beautiful South Facing Villa with Large Pool Area in a Quiet, Peaceful Setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,125 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

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.

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Andy and Jane Hale
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our ninth visit to Rotonda and we found Calusa Spirit to be one of the best villas we have rented. The villa is exceptionally well appointed with everything needed both inside and out and is very well maintained and managed and fabulously clean. We particularly enjoyed the spacious pool deck, with plenty of space for lazy sunbathing days and the cosy TV room was perfect for relaxing at the end of a fun packed day. We always find time to use the tennis courts in the community park and the bike trail and the homeowners catered for both activities. The rear aspect is lovely and private and we kept our eye out for Florida's wildlife. We would love to come back, thank you for making our visit so enjoyable!!
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in White Marsh in Rotonda West

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2125 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En-suite to master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet, King bed, dressing table, desk, 2 bedside chests, ceiling fan, doors opening to pool deck. Bedroom 2 with Queen bed, armchair, large chest of drawers, 2 bedside chests, ceiling fan, large built-in closet. Bedroom 3 with double/Full bed, large chest of drawers, 2 bedside chests, ceiling fan, large built-in closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful South Facing Villa with Large Pool Area in a Quiet, Peaceful Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Leeds UK

Best house we have rented in Rotonda

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very comfortable month in Andy & Janes villa. Everything you could need was there. The only thing missing was the Florida sunshine & this is the only aspect of a holiday you cant count on. Poor weather enabled me to read through a lot of the many books available. The location is ideal for a peaceful holiday with lovely beaches & restaurants. Melanie from the management company was a great help to us & says the Prosecco is her favourite. Andy, Jane & family have been wonderful to deal with. They have put themselves out to make our stay memorable & we are very grateful. We would have no hesitation in returning to this property again & also recommending this to friends & family who want to holiday in the area. 10 out of 10.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay it is just a shame you were unlucky with the weather. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Jane & Andy
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Wixom, MI

Relaxation in a little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Outstanding property and location

  • 5 of 5

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


  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Fantastic Stay!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Lovely Villa, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

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)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Southwest Florida Intl. Airport, Fort Myers
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
On Rotonda
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Fishery, Placida
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Boca Grande & Englewood Beaches About Equidistant
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in White Marsh, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season - May to Sept
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Period
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High Season
1 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
1 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Contribution £150
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Processing £150

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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