Ideal for families and friends, spacious with 2 en-suite masters. Pet friendly.
Mike Barker or Ann Loads
About Mike Barker or Ann Loads
I am a retired medical doctor and my wife Ann is a retired company director. We were both born in England, I am originally from London and have slowly moved further into the countryside after completing medical school in the city of London. Ann has lived in the countryside all her life, starting her career in agricultural research and then moving across into international commercial horticulture.
Mike Barker or Ann Loads purchased this House in 2011
Why Mike Barker or Ann Loads chose Pine Valley
We have been visiting Rotonda for over 20 years and have constantly been drawn by its peace, wildlife, space and friendliness. When we retired we decided a home on Rotonda would be our dream so that the now extended family, spread around the globe could holiday together.
What makes this House unique
We wanted a home that was ideal for friends, relatives and different ages to holiday together whilst still allowing them space and privacy. The layout of the house with its master suite well apart from the other bedrooms and the separate family and great rooms give space enough for everyone to do their own thing. The eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar and formal dining allow for everyone to eat as they choose. There is a large large secluded sunny heated pool and deck with with a large dining area for everyone to sit and eat together in the beautiful Florida weather.
Pool / Spa
Contact the owner with pet details before booking
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
House was super clean & well taken care off. Owners were very helpful in providing places & restaurants of interest. We enjoyed our stay very much.
A nice, clean and tidy home.
Great early Thanksgiving with family
Nice property. Grandson loved the pool. Conveniently located for us with short drive to beaches and to our family in North Port.
A Wonderful Experience, not to be missed
Anyone who has ever been to Rotonda West will know it's a hidden gem, a place to relax, yet a short drive away from whatever your heart desires. The USA's Number 1 Beach Siesta Key, the Tahitian like islands of Sanibel and Captiva and restaurants and shopping to suit everyone's taste. History, Ringling's Circus Museum at Sarasota and Edison's Estate at Fort Myers are a must visit.
Not only does the 'Bobcat Villa' provide an ideal base to explore, behind the picturesque façade is an hidden gem. It's a chameleon, enough space for eight people yet my wife and I felt totally at home as a couple. With high quality furnishings and a fully equipped kitchen, that wants for nothing and good sized bedrooms. We particularly liked the labels on all the light switches, it makes life much easier.
If you just want to relax and take in the sun there is a fully caged deck area and pool, with loungers, table and chairs and a gas barbeque. For those with more energetic intentions there are three adult and two child bicycles to explore a bike friendly Rotonda.
They say if you ever find Paradise, never leave, sadly we had to, but we hope to return to the 'Bobcat Villa' next year.
We just spent a wonderful two weeks at Bobcat Villa with our family. The house has everything that you could want for your comfort and enjoyment, although the only downside was that the large tree in the garden did block the sun from mid afternoon. I imagine, though, that later in the year this would not be a problem. Apart from that, I would recommend this villa and its owners to anyone. Mike and Ann are excellent people to deal with.
A perfect home away from home for the holidays
The property description is "spot on" as far as what you can expect with your stay at this villa. We were seeking a spacious home for our family of six - three generations - to spend the recent holidays with a priority on R&R. We had very specific amenities on our checklist and this home delivered it all. The location is perfect for those desiring a well-kept, safe & friendly neighborhood and a nice private pool/lanai area. There is a beautiful playground in the community park and we found it to have relatively easy access to shopping, beaches and other Florida attractions. The owners are very responsive and easy to work with; all necessary household information was provided without having to seek it out. There is a local property management contact available but we did not need to reach out as everything was in working order throughout our stay. This was our third HomeAway winter rental so we carried certain expectations going in; happy to say this property and the overall experience exceeded them all!
Our home is on Rotonda West in the quiet newer Pine Valley area. The deck faces south west and gets lots of sun, it is very private as it has undeveloped lots on both sides. At the back is a small area of greenbelt between the yard and the newest golf course (ninth fairway). There are trees and sawgrass which screen the deck from the golfers but they are not so close as to block out the sun. It is a great place to watch the local wildlife of Gopher Tortoises, Armadillos and sometimes a Bobcat, it is the perfect spot to see many of Rotonda's residents passing through!
At the heart of Rotonda is a 30 acre Community Park with free tennis courts, playground and bike trails through the nature reserve.
Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. Rotonda Golf and Country Club offers 100 holes over 5 courses, The Hills, Long Marsh, The Palms, The Links and Pinemoor all with well maintained fairways and greens. They challenge all skill levels with a selection of championship and beginner friendly courses 4 sets of tees, differing hazards, and multi-tiered greens. Special offer deals are available including cart hire, as are private lessons. Clubs can be hired by the round and there is a Pro shop and restaurant at the main club house.All just 5 minutes away! Travel just a little further and courses abound making this area a true golfers paradise.
Miles of quiet gulf coast beaches and the barrier islands can be found just a short, easy drive away as can the myriad of waterways, canals, lakes, rivers and harbours which make up this unique area. Perfect for lazing on the sand, boating or enjoying some world class fishing from the beaches, piers and rivers piers. Or book a backwater or sport fishing trip for Marlin, Tarpon and Shark or simply hire a boat and enjoy the water, it’s an excellent way to go dolphin and manatee spotting too.
There is great dining and shopping, local supermarkets and restaurants are only 5 minutes drive away with shopping malls, major food chains and a cinema at Port Charlotte a 15-20 minutes drive. There are a selection of major outlet malls about one and a half hours drive from the villa.
It is an easy one hour drive from the beautiful city of Sarasota, one and a half hours from Tampa or two and a half hours from the Orlando theme parks.