|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Our villa is located in a beautiful and peaceful residential community of Rotonda West, providing sleeping accommodation comfortably for 6-8 people. Three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms south facing Villa on the Florida Gulf Coast, size 2,049 sq. ft.(190 sq.mt) has a caged heated swimming pool.
This home is ideally located to play any of the Rotonda golf courses (walk across to the Palms club house which is less than a 2 minute walk across the course), practice your shots at the driving range or chipping green. Master bedroom has queen size bed with en suite bath, walk-in shower, large soaker tub & toilet. Also has a slider to the pool deck.
The second large bedroom has a queen bed with a slider to the pool.
The 3rd bedroom has twin beds & is great for guests, or children.
All living areas are fully air-conditioned & have ceiling fans.
The great room has a formal dining area and a comfortable lounge area with views of the pool, through two large sliding doors. Sleeper sofa for guests #7 and 8.
There is a remodeled, modern kitchen in the large open-concept living space.
A large lanai, with ceiling fan, fully furnished with patio table and chairs for outside relaxing around the heated private swimming pool. This area is completely screened to keep out bugs and is ideal for sunbathing, barbecuing and generally relaxing in this tranquil location. Trees on the golf course provides a bit of privacy from golfers and also entertains you with the local wildlife.
There are 4 sets of full glass, sliding patio doors – all four open to the lanai/pool area. There is also a door from the pool area that is directly across from the second bathroom, so you don't have to drip water through the house to get to the WC. The back yard includes a tangerine tree that bear ripe, sweet fruit from about mid-December through March. Yours to enjoy.
There is a 2 car garage, several bicycles, pool toys, gas grill, beach chairs and umbrellas, and coolers for your use. Just bring your swim trunks.
Tastefully furnished with both modern and antique furniture. A real home you can relax in.
Internet access and cable TV is provided for guest use.
Rotonda West has 6 courses with 99 holes that challenge all skill levels: The Hills, The Palms, The Links, Long Marsh, Pinemoor East, and Pinemoor West. All are owned and operated by Rotonda Golf & Country Club
Should golf not be for you, our home is very close to the nearby beaches of Englewood (Englewood and Manasota Beaches) and Boca Grande as well as the beaches of Palm Island and Don Pedro Island.
Our Villa, located is in a very quiet neighborhood and is a great location to really relax and enjoy your vacation.
Port Charlotte is only 20 mins to the norhteast. Here you will find a large shopping mall with Macys, Dillards, JCPenny, etc.
Sarasota with its beautiful beaches is a less than 1 hour drive, as well as Siesta Beach, with its white sand, elevated best US beach in 2011 by Dr. Beach.
Tampa is about 1.5 hours drive, for sporting events and concerts at the stadiums or visit the Busch Gardens.
Orlando: Magical memories can be made by simply taking a day trip to Disney, Universal Studio, MGM, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Sea World and Discovery Cove. These attractions are just a few hours away.
Nearest Airports are Punta Gorda (40 minutes), Sarasota & Fort Myers (about an hour),
Tampa (1.5 hours’ drive), Orlando (2 - 2.5 hrs) & Miami (3.5 hours).
Activities and attractions in Rotonda Gulf Coast South:
Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Beaches, Sailing, Cycling, Fishing, Water Sports.
We have been coming to Rotonda for many years to beat the cold winters, and when the market "dipped" back in 2008/2009, we jumped at the chance to own our own Florida home, with the thought of retirement down the road. We are avid cyclists, runners, beach goers, and although we don't currently golf, the opportunity to do so is everywhere down here. We did most of the work to bring this home up to our standards (including the total kitchen renovation).
We had been coming to this area for several years, and we liked the laid-back atmosphere of Englewood and Rotonda. This property is located on a quiet "horseshoe" road, that has little traffic, and the spectacular view of the small wooded area of the golf course makes sitting out on the lanai on winter's night a treat. The large, open-concept living area is great for entertaining.
This house is minutes from shopping, the beaches, some great local restaurants, golf, fishing, and miles and miles of roads to ride bikes on.....that's why we love it.
My wife and I spent five weeks at this Rotonda Villa. As stated, it is in a very nice and quiet Rotonda West, FL neighborhood, backing up to the Palms Golf Course which is one of five good quality and very playable courses located in the Rotonda. The home is very comfortable and very well equipped for any length of visit. It offers the MBR on one side of the home and the other two BRs on the other side providing nice privacy. The center living area, eating area and kitchen are very open and allow for ease of movement. Several sets of sliding doors open up to a very nice covered patio area, and a very nice pool with both being fully covered by a large lanai. The area provides access to four terrific beaches in nearby Englewood, but our favorite beaches are all of the beaches on Big Gasparilla Island which includes the village of Boca Grande. These beaches are not as crowded as others in the area, and they are beautiful with lots of shells and sharks teeth to be found (never went to the beach and didn't come back without sharks teeth). There are many restaurants in the area that are very good, and Boca Grande offers several fine dining opportunities that are excellent. I should mention that it costs $6 to use the causeway to get to Big Gasparilla Island/Boca Grande, but it is money well spent. Shopping for anything that you would need is very close. It is a very good location for day trips to see things in Venice, Port Charlotte, North Point, or Punta Gorda. The local communities seem to always have some kind of festival happening that are fun and interesting to visit. We had a wonderful time with family and friends at this home. The owners made themselves easily accessible and were very responsive to any questions or issues (which were very few). We would definitely rent this home again.
Thoroughly Enjoyed our stay. Your house was great, clean, maintained well and well stocked. The owners were easy to access and talk to. The pool was wonderful and the location to the beaches at Boca Grande, Stump Pass, Englewood Beach and Manasota Beach were perfect. Did a lot of shelling especially for "sharks teeth". The area was not overcrowded and everything was within easy access for grocery stores and such. Did not do a lot of eating out, but found the deserts and breads and prepared foods at Publix to be excellent. Hope to be back in the future.
Linda & Frank
Todd and Melissa have provided a great place for visitors to feel at home away from home. We are from Indiana and this was our first experience of "snow birding" for a few weeks. The information provided was exactly what we needed when we arrived. Upon opening the front door I chuckled as everything was just as the pictures showed. The property is literally equipped with everything you need - a fully stocked kitchen - two and a half baths with one position just inside a door that leads to the pool so you do not have to track through the whole house. The pool is private and great (even in the cool weather the heated pool was a great attraction). As we began to get settled in we realized how close the beach was and how convenient it was to shopping and dining.
We would highly recommend this property to a family or to a couple like us who had some friends to come and stay a few nights with us during our stay. All the comforts of home and the convenience of being close to golf courses and the previously mentioned shopping and dining and of course the beach and yet in a very quiet neighborhood setting. We give this a five star rating and thank Todd and Melissa for their honesty and hospitality.
Steve and Connie from Indiana
We were very pleased with this home. The listing accurately disclosed that the house was in excellent condition and had all the amenities. We found the house to be clean, well maintained and everything was ready to use. The house is comfortably decorated and furnished and is well located to nearby beaches, restaurants and golf courses. The owners were very responsive and helpful. They had labeled various light fixtures and appliances that made them easy to use. The pool overlooks a golf course, but there is plenty of separation to the fairway so you can sit and watch and be entertained by the golfers without risk of being in play.
We definitely plan to return and would highly recommend this gem to others.
We stayed here from 12/25/15 thru 1/3/16 as a family of six with four grown kids and it couldn't have been better. The home was exactly like it was pictured and described and was perfect for what we wanted. Everyone had their own space if they needed it, but could also spend family time together. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood on the first fairway of The Palms golf course. The layout of the house is in a C pattern surrounding the pool. The side rooms have sliders accessing the pool/lania. The living/kitchen has a triple slider to the pool deck area. Coffee in the morning by the pool watching the golfers was great! There was a tangerine tree just outside of the pool area that was bearing fresh fruit. The beds were clean and comfortable and the 2.5 bathrooms were an awesome convenience since we had so many adults under one roof. Todd and Melissa were great to deal with throughout the entire process. They are obviously detail oriented people and it shows. They have tried to think of everything someone visiting may need while staying there. From the beach towels, chairs, and umbrella to soft and hard sided coolers and ice packs to floats and chairs for the pool. There are bikes in the garage for a ride around the neighborhood. They even sent a welcome packet with directions and suggestion of things to do prior to our arrival.
The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, cups, mugs, glasses, pitchers, pots and pans, coffee maker, blender, and an automatic dishwasher. Everything we needed and more. There was an LP grill on the deck which was way better than eating out every night. There were plenty of hand and bath towels as well as a washer and dryer. It was like being at home, just someplace else!
There are multiple grocery stores within a 15 minute drive and roadside seafood stands all over the place selling the catch of the day. Doesn't get much fresher than that!! For us, the weather was unseasonably warm as we were told, but it just made the trip better! The plan was to play all of the local golf courses but we liked The Palms so much we just played there. The clubhouse is a five minute walk from the house and the staff was very accommodating and friendly.
All in all I would give this a 5 out of 5 for relaxing vacations. I would definitely recommend staying here. I feel for what I paid, I got my money's worth and more. Thank you very much for an awesome vacation! Hope to see you again soon!!!
Here are some nearby destinations:
Approximate Florida city distances in miles and time:
Venice - 19 miles, 35 minutes
Punta Gorda - 22 miles, 35 minutes
Sarasota - 40 miles, 50 minutes
Fort Myers - 45 miles, 1 hour
St Petersburg/Clearwater - 85 miles, 1 1/2 hour
Naples - 90 miles, 1 hour 40 minutes
Tampa - 90 miles, 1 1/2 hour
Orlando/Disney - 140 miles, 2 hours 15 minutes
Gulf Coast white sand beaches of Englewood, Gasparilla and Boca Grande are within 10-20 minute drive.
Some of the best fishing in the world at Charlotte Harbour.
Boca Grande is said to be the Tarpon fishing capital of the world.
There are six excellent golf courses within the immediate vicinity.
ROTONDA COMMUNITY PARK
Within a few minutes of the villa in the center of Rotonda, is a community park with 2 tennis courts, a sports field, a picnic pavilion and restroom facilities, a bike path also runs through the parks nature preserve.
CAPE HAZE PIONEER TRAIL
Paved trail is approx. 8 miles total length and is a perfect place for families to walk or ride bicycles.
Nearest supermarket is 2 miles away.
Port Charlotte has a large modern shopping mall 13 miles
In Punta Gorda visit Fisherman’s Wharf -Take time for the craft outlets, boat & fishing trips or to eat/drink overlooking the Gulf of Mexico's spectacular sunset view.
|Final Cleaning Fee||£97 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
|Small Pet Fee||£81|
CREDIT CARD FEE- There is an additional fee of 2% for US credit cards and a 4% fee for international credit card purchases. No fee is charged for echeck payments (secure bank transfer) through VRBO/Homeaway payments, or personal check.
Pet fee is $100/pet/month.
Only pets of 50 pounds or less are permitted. Limit of 2 pets.
The list of ineligible dogs are as follows: Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Akitas, Doberman Pinschers, Chows, Rottweilers, Great Danes, Caucasian Mountain Dogs, Staffordshire Terriers, American bulldogs, Beaucerons, Wolf Hybrids or any mix thereof.
Optional Pool Heat = $75/wk