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3-bed villa on the water in a sunny spot with x-large pool, inc. PC and Wi-fi

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Pine Valley - Sandpiper

3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to sleep 6

Sandpiper is a wonderful home decorated in soft pastel colors 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.

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 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. Both share the 2nd bathroom, which has access to the pool deck.

There is a longer than average pool so that we can swim laps when staying at Sandpiper and there is very comfortable pool furniture.

Especially for the Golf Enthusiasts: 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 are available at the house. We also provide 3 sets of golf clubs, one ladies RH and two men's (RH & LH) for our guests to use during their stay.

Especially for the Fishing Enthusiasts: 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. You can also fish for Shark in season. There is something for everyone!

Especially for the Sports Enthusiast: 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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gemma Casey
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
8 October, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice place to relax. We loved our stay at Sandpiper very much. It is really a wonderful place. Most of all we enjoyed the quiet and peaceful hours in the early morning and the evening.

We would really like to come back to Sandpiper in the near future.

Dieter and Sabine, Germany
Apr 2012
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3-bed villa on the water in a sunny spot with x-large pool, inc. PC and Wi-fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Manchester, England

Rotonda 2016

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Perfection -this is the one !

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Beautiful villa in lovely quiet location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday. We too love breakfast on the lanai watching the wildlife go by. It's very reassuring to know our guests are in good hands with the management company.
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Really lovely villa in a very beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the villa as much as we do. I really look forward to being back there sitting peacefully outside on the lanai watching the wildlife. We are lucky to have such great (permanent resident) neighbours.
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Outstanding holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Long Marsh Golf Club
Car: necessary

We love this area. It is very relaxing, yet if you are more energetic, there is plenty to do. We are golfers and 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. 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 basic 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pine Valley, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Sep - Nov 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Dec 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan - Mar 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Apr - Jun 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jul - Sep 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Oct - Dec 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Clean/Prepare Fee £95
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Cancellations -
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 due approximately 6 weeks before rental commencement.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pine Valley in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2157 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The master bathroom has a bath, a separate walk-in shower, a his and hers vanity unit and toilet The 2nd bathroom which is also accessible directly from the pool deck has a single vanity unit, toilet and bath with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are tennis courts on Rotonda which guests can use and the Englewood Tennis Club is excellent There are usually beach chairs, umbrella and mats, it depends on our previous guests! They are however inexpensive to buy locally. We don't have staff, but our management company are excellent. They are not intrusive, but on hand should you need them and very quick to respond to requests from our guests. There is an iPod docking station available for guests use. There is a computer and printer available for guests' use with internet access (including WiFi).

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