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Fabulous Villa with Jacuzzi , Pool, Bicycles, very Private

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,153 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

Villa in Rotonda West, Gulf Coast, Florida, USA - Fantastic Privacy, not Overlooked, Close to Several Excellent Beaches, Marinas and Islands

Beulah is a home from home and a perfect base for a completely relaxing chill out holiday, for exploring the local area and for going further afield. Beulah has 3 bedrooms. The living area consists of a family room, formal living room, dining area, kitchen, breakfast nook and utility room. The master suite is on one side of the house with bedrooms 2 and 3 on the other side making it a very good design for families and for 2 couples sharing. Beulah has a high level of privacy and the pool deck is private and not overlooked. Guests often enjoy sightings of raccoons and otters in the back garden. Everyone who stays at Beulah loves it, it has such a wonderfully welcoming air about it and is easily accessible.

Dot Behrend
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed 27 Dec 13 - 3 Jan 14

We had a lovely time in Rotonda only wish we could have had another week. Your villa was as described and lived up to our expectations. It was very well equipped and comfortable just like home from home. We liked the location very quiet and peaceful. One day we went to Englewood beach and were very lucky not only did we see dolphins but a stingray gave us a personal show. It flipped in and out of the sea about 10 times in succession. All the locals were impressed too I don't think it is something they see every day.

LB, Northampton, UK

January 15 to April 4, 2011

Many thanks for allowing us to be her at your lovely home. Your home is magnificent and your location ideal for wild life viewing. We saw so many birds -We have so enjoyed the peace and tranquility. The weather has been divine. We enjoyed biking, walking and shark tooth hunting at the beach. Thank you so much.

Carol and Bob G. , New York, USA
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Pine Valley around the Rotonda West

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2153 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation 8+ weeks prior to arrival - Deposit only 6 - 8 weeks prior to arrival - 50% of rental Less than 6 weeks prior to arrival - 100% of rental
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 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 (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The Master Bathroom has his and hers vanity units, shower, seperate tub & wc. Bathroom 2 has a vanity unit, bath with shower and wc. This bathroom is accessed both from inside the house and from the pool deck. Both bathrooms have hairdryers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 a master suite with an American King size bed, TV and opens directly on the pool deck. Bedroom 2 is an American Queen, with TV and doors leading directly to the pool deck. Bed 3 has two single beds and a TV. All bedrooms have walk-in closets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Please note, this is a non-smoking villa. No pets allowed. Outside: Beulah has a heated swimming pool and seperate Jacuzzi, a large pool deck for sunbathing. There is a gas BBQ for the use of guests. We supply one full tank of gas, additional tanks are charged locally, but you should find that except for very long stays, one tank should be sufficient. Our home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac which is very peaceful! Utility Room: The seperate utility room has a washing machine, tumble drier, iron board, iron and wash basket and airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beulah will be immaculate when you arrive & will be cleaned when you leave. Additional cleaning during your stay can be arranged at an extra cost. There are 2 sets of indoor towels for each bedroom, outdoor & beach towels and hairdryers in each bathroom. Other: The family room is the 2nd seating area in the house and this is where you have the TV and entertainment centre. The 3rd area is on the lanai for those who like to be outdoors as much as possible!


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average rating of 4.4615383 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Place to stay in Rotonda.

  • 5 of 5

We have been regular visitors to Rotonda over the years, and were very pleased with the overall standard of this lovely villa. We wanted to relax and spend time in the pool and hot tub, which we did every day due to the weather being in the high 70/80s. The villa was very clean and well equipped for all our needs. The management company were very helpful when the kettle broke and replaced it within the hour. Dot was a good communicator keeping us updated on the situation at all times.

If we return to Rotonda (health permitting) we shall consider visiting Belaugh again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing our home. We love having a local management company who respond so quickly. It's important for our guests to know that their calls are responded to quickly. The weather was absolutely wonderful if February, I gather even the local residents couldn't believe their luck! We would both be delighted to welcome you back whenever you would like to return.
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It was nice

  • 3 of 5

The code to get key to house was a different number and after a long ride we had to wait on someone to call us back to give us right code so we can go in and rest. the kids fencing that went around pool was is garage n not around pool. toaster did not work. light in refrig went out .I paid for heated pool n hot tub but the heat was broken then had a guy swimming in the pool who knows who he was. had construction going on beside us was not two bad.propane tank was empty and asked personally for another they never brought. laundry was in the dryer. Was told I could get a crib and highchair so left mine at home so my infant I had to make a playpen bed from the master room closet and it was not fun trying to feed a child that wants to run all the house was beautiful and big like I wanted and the structure of house did good since I do have 4 young boys and they can be roudy beaches we awesome and believe me my boys stayed in swimming pool the whole week were there

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sidney, Ohio

Nicest Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is incredible. It is so clean and beautiful. We swam a lot in the pool. The backyard is very private. Overall, a great location for a vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beulah review

  • 4 of 5

I have been on holiday in the Rotonda area many times now and have used a wide variety of properties. Beulah has been one of the very best and we have used it on consecutive years. It is situated in a wonderful, quiet position surrounded by trees and grassy areas from which you can see lots of wild life.

The house itself was very clean and well equipped, especially for British tastes. It was close to many facilities such as a supermarket, beaches and wildlife parks, such as Lemon Bay - very local, Myakka State Park - near Sarasota and others. Some of our favourite beaches were on Gasparilla Island. Amongst our favourite restaurants is the Pink Elephant, which we visit each year. This time my daughter and family went on a boat trip with Jarrett Lombard which they enjoyed and would recommend. I can suggest a sunset visit to some of the local beaches such as Englewood, where it is amazing to watch the sun go down and collect shells and sharks teeth.

Anyone deciding to stay at Beulah would be sure to have a stunning holiday and receive good customer service from both owner and manager.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing your stay at our home. It is a lovely review and mentions some of the lovely activities for those who don't want to be by the pool all the time. We love the water too, I think if you don't go out on the water, you miss a little of what this area offers. It is so important for future guests to know what our house is like now, not just in previous years and that is very clear from your remarks. We are both looking forward to welcoming you back for your next stay when you are ready.
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A perfect villa for our family holiday in Florida

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Beulah for 10 wonderful days after 4 manic days in Orlando visiting the parks. We were delighted with everything about the house and area. The house was clean and felt luxurious but cosy too. The beds were all huge and comfortable with enormous bathrooms and closets! It was fabulous to have all the beach and pool toys in the garage, plus some bikes to use to explore the area. Our children (11 and 13) loved the pool and hot tub and we spent every evening playing cards on the lanai. It was a peaceful and secluded part of Rotonda but near enough to shops and the beautiful beaches and restaurants. Initially, we weren't sure how to turn the heat on for the hot tub so we phoned the management company and they sent someone around straight away! We loved Gasparilla Island most of all and spent hours exploring the streets in a hired golf buggy! It's also only about 1 1/2 hours from Busch Gardens in Tampa if you need more of an adrenalin rush! One of our favourite activities was a boat trip round Lemon Bay (with Lemon Bay Tours) where we were lucky enough to see lots of dolphins, a mannatee and many, many sea birds including nesting osprey and blue heron. We would highly recommend this property to both families and couples. Thank you Dot and Steve! xx

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its lovely when we find guests who enjoy our home as much as we do and so important that they can see what our home is currently like, so your review is very much appreciated. We agree that the golf buggy tour is a must! We haven't been to Lemon Bay Tours before, but now that is something on our bucket list! We love sharing our home and look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as you are ready.
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Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a very pleasant weeks stay here in this wonderful house. The listing is accurate. Great pool and outdoor area that is very private with plenty of trees and landscaping. The house is well laid out, kitchen is very nice and the beds very comfortable. We will be checking into this house again on our next return to Florida.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our home. It really helps future guests to understand what they will find currently when they book. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, we love the peacefulness of this location too! We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back when you are ready.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
RSW (Ft Myers
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Long Marsh Golf Course
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Manasota Key

Special interest holidays:

This area is famous for Tarpon fishing in season which is about mid-April to mid-July. This beautiful game fish comes into the area during this period and offers a memorable days sport fishing. We can recommend a good local guide who takes our guests out. He offers fishing and boat trips throughout the year and highly recommended!


Beaches are 20/30 minutes away. You are spoilt for choice as we have beaches to both the west and the south of us. They are excellent beaches and you could visit a new one every day of the week during your holiday! Some beaches are also well known for the small fossilised sharks teeth which wash up in the surf with the shells. It takes shelling for the whole family to a new level!


Orlando airports 2.5 hours drive away.

Miami airport 3 hours drive.

Tampa airport is 90 mins drive.

Sarasota is 45 min drive.

Fort Myers is an hour drive.

Busch Gardens is 1hr 40 mins drive.

Splash Family Water Park is 1 hr drive


Most things can be reached within 10-30 minutes. We keep an up to date guide in our home full of recommendations for eating out, sports activities, state parks, beaches, shopping etc.

Further Details:

In the centre of Rotonda, there is a children's playground with swings, slides etc. There are also tennis courts. The area has great bike trails and we offer 2 adult bicycles and 2 children's bicycles for our guests to use. We provide our guests with a comprehensive and up to date guide full of ideas of places to visit, State parks, good restaurants, great beaches, golf courses, places to visit, sports facilities etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Pine Valley,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Summer to Early Fall 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2019
26 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Summer 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 24 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2020
25 Jan 2020 - 3 Apr 2020
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Summer 2020
4 Apr 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Prep & Standard Clean £95

Booking Notes:
In the event of you have to cancel your booking the following charges will apply: more than 8 weeks prior to arrival - deposit only. Between 6 - 8 weeks prior to arrival - 50% of rental. Less than 6 weeks prior to arrival - 100% of rental.

There is a single £95.00 fee per booking which covers the prep and a final standard clean. We offer free use of our BBQ and include one full tank of gas

If you want to electrically heat the pool and Jacuzzi, you will need to add £12.00 per day.

Changeover Day:
Arrival dates are flexible. Check-in time is after 4 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out time is before 10 am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
The prices quoted are subject to change. However, once you have paid a deposit for your holiday, there will be no change in prices or surcharges.

There is a £150 refundable security deposit.

NOTE: The winter rates of 28 nights or more ALREADY include a long stay discount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.