|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Sandpiper is a wonderful home decorated in soft pastel colours and is tiled throughout the main living area. Sandpiper enjoys plenty of sun with a south rear aspect looking over the Rotonda River which is the widest inland waterway on Rotonda.
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Designed for maximum comfort and a laid-back style, Sandpiper is a popular repeat rental. Our home has been professionally furnished and is light and bright with many charming touches. There is a formal living/dining area and a separate family room with flat screen TV & DVD player (region free).
The master bedroom has a super king bed and TV, opens out onto the pool deck. The master bath has a separate shower and bath, as well as his and hers vanity units.
Bedroom 2 has a queen bed and sliding doors out on to the pool deck. Bedroom 3 has two single beds, with the option of a kid size bed when pushed together and made up with a mattress topper. Both bedrooms share the second bathroom, which has access through to the pool deck.
The kitchen has a large oven and fridge/freezer, complete with water and ice dispenser. There is also an informal kitchen dining table, as well as a bar which seats 4.
There is a longer than average pool so that we can swim laps when staying at Sandpiper and there is very comfortable pool furniture. A number of pool toys can be found in the double garage.
The golf on Rotonda is excellent with 6 courses, 5 of which form the Rotonda Golf & Country Club. These 5 courses are immaculate and easy to access. Our property management company can provide you with more information and phone numbers for the courses available at the house. We also provide 3 sets of golf clubs, one ladies RH and two mens (RH & LH) for our guests to use during their stay.
There is fantastic fishing here. You can fish from the canals at the bottom of the garden. You can fish from piers and the beaches. You can take a boat which takes groups of anglers out to sea, or hire a guided flats boat and head backwater into the mangrove swamps to catch the famous Redfish, Snook, Sheeps Head, Ladyfish and Spotted Trout. Fishing varies by season so please ask for more information.
For game fish, from mid-April to mid-July you can enjoy the amazing Tarpon Fishing, also known as the Silver King. These incredible fish average 100-200lbs and are prolific in this area in season. There is something for everyone!
The Tampa Bay Rays are league winners and have their winter camp at the Charlotte Sports Stadium which is just 12 minutes from the house. From early April to early September, their Minor A leagues have their spring camp there.
The Casey family comprises Gemma, Aidan and baby Ezra. We have enjoyed coming here for a few years now, courtesy of Aidan's parents who bought the villa in 2011. We are very pleased to have recently taken over management of Sandpiper.
Whilst Gemma is originally from Stoke-on-Trent, both Aidan and Ezra were born in South Wales. We have made our home in Caerphilly, and are lucky to make a trip to Florida usually once a year.
Gemma Casey purchased this house in 2011
Really enjoyed a nice relaxing stay at the Sandpiper Villa. From the moment we entered the Villa, we knew we had made a good choice. The property was very clean and well equipped. In all fairness, the photos don't do it justice. I'm really missing having my breakfast sat out by the pool looking out at the canal the villa overlooks. The pool is great and on the very hot summer days, it's so relaxing to get in and have swim.
The Villa is ideally located for visiting the glorious beaches, be it Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande) or the beach Englewood. If you want to go a little further up the coast, then Venice is also a good beach.
If you like to shop, then Port Charlotte and North Port are only 10-15 mins away
If you play Golf, then don't look any further than this Villa. The Rotonda area has so many courses to try out, not only that Jill (the owner) will advise on which courses are best.
From our experience, we can only say that Jill was really easy to contact, the management company that look after the property were very accommodating and again easy to contact if need be. I would certainly recommend this Villa, although please avoid the dates we would normally book in July / August, as we are planning our next vacation there already.
Very clean, beautifully decorated. Quiet, tropical and modern. Everything is new and up to date. Pool is large and very special, not overlooked. Highly recommended. Owner is cool,and easy to deal with. Excellent !
By far one of the best properties we have stayed at in the Rotonda area. A very large villa with a great pool which we used on a daily basis. We had cause to call the maintenance company once during our stay, and they were there within 15 minutes, cracking bunch of guys.Just a few minutes drive from the villa are a number of very good golf courses which we enjoyed playing several times a week. Englewood beach is about 20 minutes drive away and well worth going to as there are all the facilities you need plus a number of good restaurants. One of our favourite restaurants was Farlowes on the water good tropical atmosphere and first class food. I for one will miss my early morning breakfasts on the patio watching the wildlife go by. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone. Well done Jill and thanks for letting us stay there.
Spacious villa overlooking Rotonda River. Very clean and well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. Although we did not use the pool as often as we would like (weather was a bit cool) it was large and the lanai was well sheltered so sitting there watching the wildlife in the sunshine was a pleasure. The villa is in a great location and the neighbours were very friendly. Rotonda is a secret hideaway (so don't tell too many people) there are so many things to do, we love going there and we will be back and would recommend this villa to anyone wishing to have a great holiday. Thank you Jill hope to be back soon.
Having stayed in Rotonda many times over the past few years I have to say Sandpiper is one of the best villas by far. The house is very spacious & very comfortable with a lovely pool with views overlooking a large canal which has an abundance of wildlife passing by. If you are a fisherman try the canal which is full of large bass & tarpon & sea fishing 10 mins away at Placida. The house is in a very peaceful location but only a short drive to the shops at Port Charlotte & the beaches of Englewood,Boca Grande & Stump pass. We will be returning next year & would recommend Sandpiper to anyone wishing to have a laid back holiday with all the comforts of home. The owner Jill & the management could not be more helpful & the house has everything to make your holiday perfect & was spotless on our arrival the only downside I could find was having to leave.
We stayed as a family of four for two weeks after spending the previous 9 days at Disney.
Location was great for us, it is very quiet, which is what we wanted after a hectic previous week.
The villa was very clean and everything we wanted was there. The pool was a nice large size and the villa itself is just a few steps from one of the Rotunda canals. It was nice to watch several Alligators swim passed each day, whilst taking in the early morning sun...
A car is a must, but that is probably the same with most villas. Several large supermarkets are just minutes away, and there are lots of nice local restaurants.. Either look at the folder in the villa, or use trip advisor for places to eat.
It was hard to drag the children away from the pool, but we had several days out.. Miami, Bush Gardens, Discovery Cove and Air Boat rides down in the Everglades..
Overall a great place to stay, and not hesitate recommending it to a anyone.
If you want a nice quiet relaxed stay, then this is for you. If you want rowdy local bars and shops open to all hours, then look elsewhere.
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 courses within the Rotonda development. We leave 3 sets of clubs for guests to use (MRH, MLH, LRH).
There are dozens of very good beaches just 10-15 minutes away both south and west of Rotonda. We particularly recommend Boca Grande.
Shopping and restaurants are readily available, and for the energetic you can hire kayaks to enjoy guided trips up the Myakka river. We have 2 bikes suitable for gentle exercise locally. There are 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.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
Provided the owner receives written notice of cancellation not less than eight weeks before the holiday commencement date, the hirer will 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.
A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking. Balance is due approximately 6 weeks before rental commencement. Payments are made via Paypal. Please note that a Paypal account is not required to view or pay a Paypal invoice.