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GREAT SEPT/ OCT DEALS - Luxury 4 bed 3 bath with SW facing secluded deck pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

Elegant style & comfort. 2 en-suite masters. Family room. Heated pool.

Our guests fall in love with the spacious & versatile layout. Perfect for friends or different generations holidaying together. The villa offers everyone a little luxury as well as privacy both in the house and on the wonderfully secluded pool deck..........

Luxuriously appointed with classic top quality furnishings this large villa has a separate family room , a split plan for the 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms and sleeps up to 8 people in comfort. The designer decor includes top quality furnishings throughout while antique pieces and vintage objects d'art complete the elegant but comfortable styling. Located next to the new golf course it is very private being screened by greenbelt with no immediate neighbours.

There is a large fully caged sunny deck area which is very private and faces south west. The sparkling pool can have additional electric heating (charged separately) and the added security of a child safety barrier for extra peace of mind with young children. There are plenty of sun loungers and if the sun becomes too hot or at the end of the day you can retreat under the large shaded lanai and relax with a book or enjoy an evening meal in the covered dining area with dining table and chairs, lighting and cooling fans. There is a gas BBQ grill.

The spacious interior has an elegant entry leading to a great room with deep sofas to relax in and a formal dining table for those special meals. The separate large 'eat-in' kitchen is well appointed with a dining table and chairs and breakfast bar, wood cabinets & granite counters. The cooker, microwave, dishwasher and a large fridge-freezer with ice maker and water cooler are all brand new stainless steel GE appliances in 2013. There is a coffee maker, electric kettle and toaster. Ample crockery, glasses and stainless steel cooking utensils are of course provided. You will even find egg cups and lobster crackers!

It is linked by a large breakfast bar to the separate cozy family room with its large squishy sofas, a perfect place for watching the flat screen cable TV or DVD’s and listening to music on the CD player. A selection of CD’s, books, games and playing cards are provided. High speed internet is free so just bring your laptop.

The laundry room has a washing machine, large sink, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

There are 2 masters both en-suite. The huge main suite is located separately to the other bedrooms & has a luxury king size bed (a super king in the U.K.), TV with DVD player, his and hers walk in closets and it’s own private access to the pool deck. The en-suite has a walk-in shower, large marble bath to soak in and twin marble vanity units.

The second suite has a queen size bed (a king in the U.K.) cable TV, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with marble vanity, walk-in shower and also has private access to the pool deck.

The third and fourth bedrooms each have two single beds, walk-in closets and use of the family bathroom which opens onto the pool area.

There is a double garage with powered remote door opening. For guests use there are 2 adult and 2 child bikes, tennis racquets, fishing rods, pool toys and those essentials for beach trips, coolers, chairs and an umbrella.

There is a full change of linen for each bedroom, ample towels for each bathroom and a good selection of beach towels.

This is a no smoking villa but pets may be allowed by agreement.

Our local professional maintenance company is always on hand to help you and look after you during your stay.

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 before the fairway of the golf course. It is a great place to watch the local wildlife of Gopher Tortoises, Armadillos and sometimes a Bobcat 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 with 5 golf courses and 99 holes of golf on Rotonda alone all just 5 minutes away.

Miles of quiet gulf coast beaches and waterways can be found just a short, easy drive away. Perfect for lazing on the sand, boating and fishing.

Dining and shopping is easy and varied with supermarkets and local restaurants only a few minutes drive away plus malls and major restaurant chains only 20 minutes away.

More Details

Michael Barker
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2017

About Michael Barker

I am a retired medical doctor and my wife Ann is a retired company director. We were both born in England, originally from London I have slowly moved further into the countryside after completing medical school in the city. Ann has lived in the countryside all her life, starting her career in agricultural research and then moving across into commercial horticulture many years ago.

We live in an old beamed farmhouse in rural Suffolk, England. We are slowly renovating both the house and garden, both of which we share with our three cats and two dogs!

We visit Florida whenever we can, for us it is our second home.

Michael Barker purchased this villa in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had one of the best holidays we have ever had at this property. It is big beautiful and offers unsurpassed privacy so that you feel like you are on your own little island when you are in the pool. It sounds odd to say but the landscaping was one of my favourite things. It was just such a peaceful arrangement you could not help feeling relaxed. I highly recommend this property. Well done to the owners who were fabulous at getting me all the needed information and so much more.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pine Valley in Rotonda West

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Twin vanity units
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Also opens onto pool area
  • Master en-suite has a walk-in shower, a marble soaking tub and marble topped separate his and hers vanity units. Plenty of towels and a hair dryer. Guest en-suite has a walk-in shower, twin marble vanity, plenty of towels and a hair dryer. The third bathroom which can also be accessed from the pool has a bath with shower over, marble vanity and plenty of towels. There is also a supply of beach towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite & opening onto pool area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite & opening onto pool area
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Full changes of linen is provided for each bed. The master suite has direct pool access, a flat screen TV with cable and DVD player, his & hers walk in closets. The second guest suite also has direct pool access, a walk-in closet and a flat screen TV with cable. The third and fourth bedrooms have two single beds each, walk-in closets and share of the family bathroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are loungers, chairs and a full size undercover dining table on the deck and a large gas BBQ grill. Also provided are 2 adult & 2 child bikes, tennis racquets, fishing rods and bait boxes. Beach chairs, sun umbrella and coolers and pool toys. The pool area has a child safety barrier which can be erected and is ideal for guests with small children. The community park is less than 1 mile away and has free tennis courts, a child's playground and biking trails. Our local, family run management company lives on Rotonda and are always happy to help with any enquiries or to quickly sort out any problems if they arise.


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GREAT SEPT/ OCT DEALS - Luxury 4 bed 3 bath with SW facing secluded deck pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bobcat Villa was very enjoyable. The weather was unseasonably warm through our two week visit, and we were able to enjoy the beautiful heated pool every day (except for one rainy day).

The home is very nicely furnished, the beds are comfortable, and the kitchen is well stocked.

Everything is very clean. There is also a nice grill in the lanai area for grilling. There are plenty of patio doors in the two master bedrooms and main living areas to enjoy a view of the beautiful pool area. The pool area is very private, and away from other neighbors. We never did get to see that bobcat, but we were visited by a large tortoise, an armadillo, and also saw a bald eagle several times. We would gladly stay at the villa again if we return to the Rotonda West area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Bobcat villa was all we hoped it would be and more. The villa is furnished to a high standard and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It has a great layout with bedrooms, kitchen, toilet and living area all opening on to the lanai. The fact that it had lots of beach equipment including cool box, umbrella and sharks tooth sifter(!) was a real bonus. With empty plots on either side the location is really peaceful and private and just near enough to the beaches, perfect for relaxing after a busy week at Disney. It was very clean and the management company were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

WOW. Let me say that again WOW. Book now--do not hesitate. We had a wonderful stay. The pictures were accurate. Actually I think it was prettier in person. It was very clean and had plenty of bath towels and beach towels (nice big beach towels). We lived in the Port Charlotte area 40 years ago. Me 53/Mom89/2 Sisters 58 and 65/Brother 51)--we were there to reminisce. The neighborhood was lovely and close enough to everything we wanted to do. I only wish we would have had 2 more days to enjoy the house and pool more. The pool was very well kept and we enjoyed it immensely. There was plenty of floats and toys--we used the noodles. The beds were all very comfortable. The kitchen well stocked. Loved having the ice and water in the fridge door. We used the BBQ grill one night--which was awesome. The kitchen table was perfect for playing cards and seats very comfortable. They had a small and large cooler which we used to carry ice water. The house was decorated so beautifully. I would go in each room and just sit and look around. I wanted to take the master bathroom home with me. We also used the washer and dryer-worked great. It was also nice being able to park our car in the garage. My only issue and not much of an issue, was I thought they should have had an extra roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and an extra roll of paper towels for the kitchen. This was really not a big deal because we went to Wal-Mart at least twice in the week we were there-just an FYI. Ann and Mark were so easy to work with in the booking process. They sent a nice information letter with addresses and hours of the grocery stores, Wal-Mart, and a few restaurants around the area. We did enjoy Pings--a Chinese take out restaurant they recommended and it was very good. There were plenty of extras we did not use: bicycles, toys for the beach, beach umbrellas, to name a few. If I were going to come back to this area, I would book this place in a minute. It just felt luxurious!! Thank you Mike and Ann!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Villa exactly as described plus more

  • 5 of 5

Just returned with family and children (14 and 11 years) from our lovely two week vacation and missing the villa already. For anyone after a relaxing time with easy access north to Clearwater or south to Naples, the State Parks, Shopping Malls and Restaurants.... then Bobcat is ideal.

Facilities superb, scenery and great location ~ wonderful holiday home

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bobcat Villa - Rotonda West, Florida

  • 5 of 5

Superb villa in a really peaceful location, but easily in reach of plenty of good friendly restaurants, malls and beaches.

Very high quality furniture and fittings, both indoor and poolside, and the Villa was spotless when we arrived - credit to the maintenance company.

Sun was on the pool deck from 8.30AM to 5.30PM (travelled End Sept/start Oct) but with shade when needed.

Pool was lovely - we did take the heating option.

About 2.5 hours drive to Orlando, but that was fine with us - still drove back for a day at Disney and another at Universal - really easy drive, virtually all on highway.

Weather at the time of year averaged 30 C with about 5 minutes rain at about 4PM most days - didn't bother getting out of the pool!

All said, a wonderful 2 weeks - only problem - We didn't want to come home.

I'd recommend Bobcat to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything about the home was exceptional.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 adults and 4 kids had plenty of room in this spacious home. Kids loved pool. Everything was close by. Kids loved the pool. Could not be happier!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Tampa (for international flights)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Rotonda Golf and Country Club
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Englewood Beach
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 2
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Rate 5
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £200

There is a final cleaning fee of £95 as indicated, this is a one off payment per stay and does not vary with the number of guests.

Electric pool heating is available at £80 per week. (Recommended if you wish to use the pool in cooler months). This must be requested at time of booking


Booking deposit is 20% non refundable to secure rental
Full balance of payment is due 60 days before booking commences. Prices include 12% Florida tax.
Payment can also be made in US Dollars at the current exchange rate, the rate is then held
Payment in Euros incurs a fee to cover bank charges
Ask about discounts for stays of over 3 weeks and for early or last minute bookings

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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