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Bedrooms 3
Space 24,756 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Exquisite large 3 bed home, stunning pool/ hot tub & summer kitchen in Lanai

Our villa has been decorated to the highest standard, all fixtures and fittings have been designed by an interior designer. Our villa is a large family home with 2 seating areas, 3 dining areas and 3 bedrooms.

The main bedroom has fitted bedroom furniture with plenty of storage space. There is a dressing table and bedside tables. The main ensuite bathroom has a large corner bath, two sinks for him and her complete with vanity units underneath. There is a separate toilet and a large walk in shower.

Both double guestrooms have their own Jack and Jill bathroom and are also fully furnished with plenty of storage space and both rooms have their own flat screen tv. Large fully equipped kitchen, American fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker, dishwasher. Fully equipped separate utility room. Formal and informal dining area - Outside lanai with sunbeds and table and chairs, large pool with hot tub. Summer kitchen with BBQ. Shower area and separate bathroom

The villa is on the Golfing Community of Rotonda. There are 5 golf courses less than 2 minutes away from the villa. Just 2 minutes walk from the villa is a children's play area containing BBQ areas, bicycle paths and walkways.

There are numerous large supermarkets, like Winn Dixie and Walmart only 5 minutes drive away. There are plenty of good restaurants to choose from only a very short drive away including Dennys (the breakfast here is excellent!). There are too many to mention and they are all very good. All the restaurants cater for families with children and the children are well looked after. Our children used to rate the restaurants on how good the colouring books and activities are rather than the food!

Old Englewood is a 15 minute drive away and is a quaint small town with many shops and restaurants including a very good wine bar which serves excellent tapas - you can sit outside and watch the world go by whilst enjoying a good glass of wine! There is also live entertainment here on certain evenings.

The beaches along the Gulf Coast are sandy and long - they are safe for children and there is plenty to do on the beaches. Looking for sharks teeth is a local pastime on Englewood beach. There is also picnic areas on Englewood beach along with a walk way. On the other side of the road to the beach you can find plenty of restaurants to eat and watch the sun go down. Venice beach is long and has a pier to walk along and watch the fishermen at the end. You can hire a fishing rod and try to catch your own fish! Sharkeys on the pier is an excellent place to eat and the portions are large and filling. The children have their own menus and ice creams along with their own cocktails! We watched the sun go down whilst drinking a cool beer - heaven!

You can hire a boat for the day and go out into the Gulf. On the day we went on a boat we saw lots of dolphins swimming along side us. You can stop at any beach that takes your fancy along the way!

If you want to visit the theme parks, Walt Disney World and Universal (to name only two!) are a 2 and a half hour drive away. You can book a hotel close to the parks and after a few days of visiting the theme parks travel back to tranquility and peace in your own comfortable home from home. A holiday in our villa suits old and young alike, everyone gets the best holiday, whether you take time out to visit the theme parks in Orlando or simply sit by the pool or beach at our villa.

More Details

Denise Hunt
Member since: 2012
Speaks French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

Why Denise Hunt chose Pinehurst

It was perfect location for us in a quiet neighbourhood.

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous hot tub and pool, quiet neighbourhood and no overlooking neighbours. Plush white carpets, excellent decor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had such a wonderful time at your wonderful home, thank you. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub and BBQ.
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pinehurst in Rotonda West

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 24756 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dialup Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 1 is the en suite to the master bedroom. This bathroom has his and her sinks, large vanity units underneath. There is a corner bath and a large walk in shower/wetroom. The toilet is separate. The other bathroom is a jack and jill bathroom attached to the other 2 bedrooms and has a walk in shower/wet room, toilet and large sink with vanity unit underneath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • The master bedroom is fully furnished with plenty of cupboard space and has a large Queen size bed. There is an en suite bathroom including separate toilet, huge corner bath, his and hers sinks and large walk in wet room/shower. The second and third bedrooms are large and fully fitted. One bedroom has a large double bed with tv, fitted cupboard and bedside tables. The third bedroom currently has 2 single beds and this room is decorated as a children's room. This bedroom also has its own tv, fitted cupboard and large set of drawers. In the middle of these two bedrooms is a Jack and Jill wetroom/shower, large sink with vanity storage and toilet. There is also plenty of cupboard space for towels etc.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The utility room is fully fitted with washing machine and large tumble dryer.


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average rating of 4.285714 based on 16 reviews
Clinton ny


  • 5 of 5

One of the best rental we have experienced. Great pool, well warmed and good size. Lots of beach chairs and 6 good bikes to ride. Lisa the manager lives nearby and quick to respond when needed.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our home, we take great pride in ensuring that all our guests have a wonderful vacation. Lisa our property manager looks after our house and all guests very well. We would love to welcome you back so please get in touch if you would like to re-book our home in the future. Best wishes Denise and John
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The reality.

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In October 2017 we booked this property for 10 days beginning April 13th 2018. There are a large number of similar properties in the area and we chose this one specifically because it was described by the owner as being "not overlooked and is completely private and secluded, ideal for sunbathing in the garden." Photographs confirmed that all one could see from the pool and lanai were trees and shrubs. We even checked Google Earth and could see that the house was indeed surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. We like our privacy and this seemed ideal.

We paid the balance of the rental fee in mid-February.

When we arrived we were horrified to see that the adjacent plot which contained many of the trees and shrubs had been completely cleared , levelled and pegged out ready for a house to be constructed. (in fact the builders started work two days later, with a Portaloo on the front lawn).

The effect of the clearance was that there was no privacy whatsoever, and the pool was overlooked by five other properties in close proximity.

We telephoned the local agent who told us the site had been cleared two or three weeks earlier, and that she had emailed photographs to the owner. A neighbour told us that, in fact, this had been done in February. I emailed the owner, Mrs Hunt, who replied that she was disappointed too, and that she had no idea that the site was going to be bulldozed. She offered to send round a bottle of wine as compensation!

I understand entirely that the owners had no control over what happened to the adjacent site, but they made no attempt to warn us that conditions had changed dramatically, and let us fly 4500 miles to house which if we had seen it in its current condition, we would definitely not have booked.

We had a contract based on the owner's specific descriptions and photographs. We should have been offered the option to cancel or accept at a reduced price. The owner still maintains that she knew nothing about the clearance, which is not borne out by conversations with the local agent and neighbours.

We feel cheated. If you want privacy, then this villa isn't for you.

David & Pennt Gillett (UK)

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we have taken immediate steps to resolve this. It was unfortunate that building work did commence during your holiday and it is true in what you say that as Owners we had no control of this. We would like to reiterate that we had no idea that the plot adjacent to our home was going to be cleared until work commenced on 16 April 2018, which was unfortunately during your holiday. At the time of your booking in October 2017 our listing photographs and description was totally accurate. As soon as we spoke to you we took immediate steps to remove the photographs and description relating to privacy from all of our listings so that we gave as accurate information as we could to prospective guests. We have now totally restored the privacy by planting 8ft tall 3ft wide Areaca Palms around the pool and lanai area which replaces the trees/shrubs that have been removed. Starfish Villa is a beautiful and gorgeous home to spend your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you. Denise and John Hunt
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Palo Alto, CA

Lovely place for a relaxing vacation

  • 1 of 5

The Starfish Villa is a great place to relax and enjoy all the surrounding area, The has a large open area that is light and airy. There are many boating and beaching activities available close by. It's just a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home, very spatious. Interior is updated and nicely decorated.

  • 4 of 5

Hot tub and pool were the icing on the cake!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We are very proud of our Florida home and work hard to give our guests the best vacation. We love to welcome you back to our home in the future so please get in touch as we offer a discount to returning guests. Denise and John
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  • 5 of 5

Everything (and more!) that we hoped for. Have visited Orlando before so we were looking for a more relaxing holiday and to see more of real Florida. Starfish was a perfect base for such a holiday with all the facilities required to 'chill' but close access to the outside world (beaches, shopping, baseball, restaurants etc.).

The property is exactly as represented in the photos, perfectly clean and well stocked with those little extras that just make life easier.

Denise is very easy to deal with and happy to answer any and all queries and Lisa (local property manager) is an absolute star! We experienced an unexpected issue with the wifi (end of the world for a 12 year old!) which required an engineer callout. Lisa sorted everything, keeping is up to date throughout the whole process and was a joy to deal with.

If/when we return to this area of Florida we will definitely but looking Starfish up again.

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review of our home. Lisa, our property manager, works hard to keep our home clean and well stocked up. She is always on hand to help with any unexpected problems and will make sure that all our guests are happy and that any issues are sorted out straight away so that it doesn't impact on your vacation. As owners we want to make sure that your holiday is exactly what you pay for so nothing is too much trouble for our guests. We love having guests staying in our home especially when we hear that we have made their vacation memorable. We are fortunate to have such a gorgeous Florida home and work hard to maintain a high standard so all of our guests have the best time on their vacation. We would love to welcome you back in the future and offer a discount to any returning guests. Denise and John
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Lebanon, Ohio

Beautiful clean home with lots of amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this home. We took our 3 adult children on vacation with us. When we arrived all the lights were on which was really nice as our flight was delayed and we got in at 5am. Bathrooms, rooms, kitchen were all clean. There were ample products to get us started so we didn't have to run to the store at 5 am to get soap, toilet paper etc... The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of extra bedding and pillows in each room. Every bedroom had plenty of closet and drawer space.

The pool area and pool was clean. The fun stuff: There were adult bikes and two kid bikes, plenty of pool toys for kids, 5 beach chairs with straps for carrying them, 2 umbrellas with the sand corkscrew holders, 3 sizes of coolers, and even some sunscreen to get you started if you forgot yours( which we did). All of this matters when going to the beach and using the pool every day! Our favorite discovery was the whole house radio system! We thoroughly enjoyed having music everywhere.

For cooking, there was plenty of pans, dishes, silverware, mixing bowls, appliances, and even Tupperware containers for leftovers!! We used the grill several times for grilling seafood and fixed gourmet meals and delicious breakfasts inside.

We used the pool several times a day and it was nice to have a heated pool even though it was summer and hot out. The young adults used the hot tub all the time and loved the pool lights at night and the hot tub fountain.

Although we didn't use the TV's there was one in every bedroom and a DVD player in the Living Room. We spent all of our time in the lanai at the large table and 6 really comfortable chairs eating, playing games and talking.

There are 7 beaches withing a 15 minute to half hour drive. Several large chain grocery stores within 15 minutes ( one 7 minutes away) The house is on a quiet street with empty lots on both sides. As we have family that lives in Englewood we knew the area. The restaurants are not over priced like on some tourist locations and there is a wide variety to choose from. I advise TripAdvisor for ratings on the local restaurants. The Property Manager was really nice and answered all questions.

The only negative I could say would be: the thermostat can't be lowered ( which I totally understand) but it was a bit warm. The ceiling fans in all the bedrooms were nice. Also, the white carpet made us nervous. Can't wait to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this detailed review of our home. Our property manager works hard to keep our house at this high standard so that all of our guests have a luxurious vacation and everything is catered for. We do encourage our last guests to leave toiletries that they don't want to pack for our new guests. We also supply the initial essentials too as we know that after a long drive or flight the last thing guests want to do is have to go to the store. Even though we say it ourselves our pool and hot tub is top of the range and most guests spend most of their time around it using the summer kitchen and BBQ, the lanai area is very spacious. We take on board your comment about the air con but find the ceiling fans keep the house cool. The white carpet makes us nervous too but again is luxurious! We always offer a good discount to returning guests. Denise and John
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Sarasota or Tampa
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rotonda Community Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Rotonda West Golf Community, Gulf Coast, Englewood, Venice beach, Pinemoor Golf Course, Old Englewood, Walt Disney World, Beaches, Tampa International Airport, Busch Gardens Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pinehurst, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April to Dec
1 Apr 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas/New Year
18 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pool/hot tub heat £72.46
Refundable Damage Deposit £305.08
Stay tax 20.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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