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5 star, luxury, waterfront, salt water pool, 3 bed/ 2bath

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,041 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights


About the property

3 Bed 2 Bath Saltwater Pool Located On A Fresh Water Canal

Villa Tortoise is a new vacation home in Rotonda, located between Sarasota and Fort Myers in a Golf community. You will enjoy your perfect vacation in this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with your own heated private saltwater pool overlooking a canal. Master bedroom with King size bed, TV and en-suite bathroom leads onto the decking area. Two more bedrooms have queen size beds. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen, dining room, sitting area and living room with 50" smart TV and high speed WI-FI wireless internet and free local and long distance calls within USA and Canada.

It is only 10 to 15 min to the nearest beaches in Englewood or on the beautiful Gasparilla Island. A water taxi will get you to Palm Island.

This is the perfect location for trips to Busch Garden, Disney World, Sea World, The Everglades, Kennedy Space Centre or go on a Kayak ride on the Myakka River or the Golf of Mexico and see Dolphins swim around you. Captiva and Sanibel Islands are just an hour away.

More Details

Property Manager
Petra and Michael Knauthe
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Petra and Michael Knauthe

Owner speaks German and English.

Petra and Michael Knauthe purchased this villa in 2015


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pine Valley in Rotonda West

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2041 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Rain shower and handheld shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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5 star, luxury, waterfront, salt water pool, 3 bed/ 2bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Truly enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Property was as presented and in great shape. Everything we needed was there.

Pool was great and maintained weekly. We are going back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Florida Pool Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained home. Nicely furnished with high end finishes throughout and a wonderful large pool and lanai. Owners were very pleasant and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to rent again if/when we go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property - spacious, well equipped, clean - a real home from home - loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Tortoise! The villa is very well situated on a lovely canal in the Pine Valley area of Rotonda West. The view from the lanai overlooking the canal gave us many hours of pleasure. Watching the large variety of water birds coming to catch their breakfast whilst we were eating ours outside on the lanai was a real treat each morning. The villa has everything you need for a comfortable stay whilst you enjoy everything this stunning area has to offer. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen with a large countertop breakfast bar, two separate, comfortable seating areas and outside a spacious pool area and lanai with table and chairs and loungers. The villa is very well maintained with everything you need for a great holiday, but having the friendly owners, Michael and Petra, living just around the corner was a definite advantage - we had the reassurance of knowing that any problems we might have had could be dealt with straight away and in person. We loved it - if you haven't been before and you choose Villa Tortoise you are in for a treat, both with villa and the area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, hope to see you again. We loved to have you as our guests
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Peaceful location with all the amenities you need

  • 5 of 5

We (2 daughters and my wife and I) rented Villa Tortoise in Rotonda West for 2 weeks in March and it was wonderful!

Mike & Petra were very accommodating with a late arrival and provided great insight into local attractions and restaurants. The neighborhood is very quiet and great for bike rides, jogging, walking, etc. with plenty of wildlife around. We alternated our days between the beach (a good selection within 20-25 minutes) and the pool and frequently cooked out for dinner and watched movies at night.

Very relaxing, with all the amenities you need to unwind!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at VillaTortoise Michael & Petra
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Total Serenity!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a perfect stay! This vacation home was immaculate, nicely furnished, extremely well-stocked. The location was exactly what we were seeking-extreme privacy which allowed us to completely "step off the grid" and totally relax.

My interaction with the owners, Petra and Michael, were pleasant, accommodating, and efficient.

I highly recommend this rental home and, personally, intend to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that I stayed here and if not for purchasing a home locally I would stay every time. Petra and Michael take pride in providing all the amenities that you didn't even realize you needed or wanted in a vacation home. Don't hesitate to stay in this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We appreciate your review.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.95
Refundable Damage Deposit £309.21
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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