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Style & luxury, 3 bed 3 bath SW heated pool & spa

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

Beautiful contemporary interior design throughout

Simply stunning, big pool sun all day, on golf course.

Our guests say it all about this villa, they come back year after year......

Armadillo is a very high spec luxury villa complete with all those little extras.

Amazing contemporary open plan great room, 3 large bedrooms & a separate den, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6.

Large oversize deck has sun all day, big solar & electric heated pool & spa, loungers & chairs, covered dining area and a gas BBQ grill.

The stunning designer created great room has soaring ceilings, a walnut floor and a wall of glass sliders which can be opened to the deck outside. There are stylish sofas and chairs, formal dining for six & a separate relaxing nook area. The room is finished to the highest standard with original artwork and decorative finishes.

High speed WiFi is included and there is 46in cable TV, DVD, CD & MP3 player. There is always a selection of books, music and games for guests to enjoy. There is a separate den or study with cable TV, DVD and CD players.

The modern kitchen is separated from the great room by a long breakfast bar with seating for six people. It has all stainless steel appliances, fridge with chilled water and ice maker, dishwasher, microwave and cooker, plus electric kettle, coffee maker and even a bread maker. There are plentiful cooking utensils and classic white tableware, plus pool crockery and glasses.

The separate laundry room has front loading washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

Two bedrooms are en-suite both with pool access, the master has a king size bed (UK super king) jacuzzi & walk in shower, a twin vanity and walk in closet. The second a queen size bed (UK king), lots of build in closet space and en-suite with twin vanity and large shower. the large airy third bedroom has a built in closet, cathedral ceilings, two singles beds and use of the family bathroom which can also be accessed from the deck area. All have flat screen TVs with cable, the master also has a DVD player.

All the rooms are beautifully furnished and decorated with original paintings, prints, photography, beautiful decorative pieces and finishing touches.

The garage is remote opening. Provided for guest use are 4 adult bikes, tennis rackets, golf clubs, fishing rods, bait box, pool toys, beach coolers, sun umbrella, beach chairs & beach towels.

Our home is on Rotonda West in the quiet newer Pine Valley area. This is a peaceful residential community and Bird Sanctuary built to a unique design copying the points of the compass. At its heart is a 30 acre Community Park with free tennis courts, playground and bike trails through the nature reserve. There is much wildlife including bobcats, tortoises, armadillos and hawks.

Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with 5 golf courses on Rotonda alone and the villa backs onto the fairway of the newest course.

This special area is only a few minutes drive from the barrier islands and miles of quiet gulf coast beaches.

Fishing is wonderfully varied, from the local canals, lakes and creeks to fishing from the many public beach and river piers. You can also hire a boat or book a backwater or sport fishing trip, the area is known for its world class Tarpon fishing.

Dining and shopping possibilities are many and varied including local supermarkets and restaurants only five minutes drive away. There are malls and major restaurant chains at Port Charlotte 15-20 minutes away and a choice of big outlet malls around an hour and a half away.

Rotonda is approximately one hours easy drive from the cultural city of Sarasota, one and a half from Tampa and Busch Gardens and two and a half hours from Orlando for Disney and the other parks.

More Details

Michael Barker
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
27 May, 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 2006

Why Michael Barker chose Rotonda West

Having chosen a plot of land we built this house to be our second home with everything in it as we wanted it to be.

Having been lucky enough to visit many countries and experienced villa holidays in a wide range of places we found ourselves continually drawn back to Rotonda, so much so that we built our dream holiday home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We very much enjoyed our time in Rotonda. Your home is beautiful - by far the nicest villa we have stayed in.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pine Valley in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Second en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master en-suite has a walk-in roman shower and corner Jacuzzi bath with a long marble topped his and hers vanity unit and a hair dryer. Guest en-suite has a large shower, twin vanity and a hair dryer. The third bathroom which can also be accessed from the pool has a large shower and twin vanity. Each bathroom is stocked with ample additional towels and included is a large supply of beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en suite & opening onto pool area
    Second suite - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite & opening onto pool area
    Twin bedroom - 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 and a walk in closet. The large second guest suite also has direct pool access and a flat screen TV with cable and generous closet space. The spacious third bedroom has two single beds, a flat screen TV with cable and use of the family bathroom. A large closet and cathedral ceilings. The den or study with cable TV, DVD and CD players has a double sofa bed which may be used for an occasional overnight stay but is not suitable for a full rental. This can be useful for our long stay winter guests.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 deck chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In addition to the great room there is a separate nook area with comfortable tub chairs, a separate den or study with sofa and desk, plus a breakfast bar with high stools that seats six and separates the kitchen from the great room. There are comfortable loungers and chairs on the deck as well as an additional undercover dining table and a large gas BBQ grill. Also provided are 4 adult bikes, tennis racquets, fishing rods and bait boxes. Beach chairs, sun umbrella and coolers, pool toys. The pool and spa area has a child safety barrier which when erected separates the pool and deck area 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Fantastic home from home

  • 5 of 5

Your home looked lovely from the outside, and then we walked in and it was like "WOW!!!!"

Every room was spacious, fantastically decorated and felt so homely.

The pool was fantastic, and we loved the spa. Going to really miss your lovely home!!!!

We would thoroughly recommend your home to anyone, as it would suit any family unit. It's not too far away from towns and beaches (all beautiful by the way) and you have many places to walk and play tennis in the area. If you fancy a bit of fishing or a bike ride, then this is a fantastic place for those things.

Would definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful,comfortable family home.

  • 5 of 5

First impression very favourable. Very attractive outside aspect. Once we got inside it got even better. Very tastefully decorated throughput with individual pieces from the owners. Beautifully laid out in typical Floridian style,much more than just an average rental. Pool and spa area particularly attractive having sun from early morning until early evening. Very quiet neighbourhood,as with all such properties in Florida a car an essential. We discovered quite a few lovely waterside restaurants within easy driving range,although some days we stayed at home and completely relaxed. A really beautiful property in which to spend a family fortnight. One suggestion,start a guest book and allow visitors to leave suggestions for eating out and local amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb well equipped villa.

  • 5 of 5

Super well equipped villa. I have travelled widely in the past and stayed in many hotels and villas. Armadillo Villa is one of the best equipped villas I have stayed in. The location is perfect for a peaceful holiday. Many shops and restaurants within easy reach. Beaches are accessible after a 15 minute easy drive. Happy holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

Armadillo is a stunning villa, extremely well maintained and supported by a local maintenance company. The area is peaceful, surrounded by a golf course and vacant lots, there was little noise from neighbours. A short car journey to some lovely quiet beaches, good restaurants in the locality and the villa contained all the equipment we could possibly need, and much more . Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Armadillo Villa and cannot rate it highly enough.

Mike and Ann obviously love their Floridian home - spotlessly clean, quality furniture and fittings, spacious and so very comfortable. Cannot think of anything that it lacked.

Rotonda area is just so beautiful, serene - not sleepy !, and my OH found roads made pleasant driving.

We spent our second week in Orlando and I really wished we had stayed put at Armadillo.

Already talking of going back for longer.

Thanks for allowing us to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time and it was a great way to relax after a week at the parks. The villa is in a great location to explore the real Florida with beaches nearby, golf courses on the doorstep, various wildlife to spot and with good local and chain restaurants only a short drive away. We have been visiting Florida for a number of years but this villa has been the best we have stayed in. The property was excellently maintained and very clean. The pool was big as was the deck area and also very private. The rooms and facilities were fantastic and from the moment we arrived we knew we had made a great choice and are already looking forward to returning

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 3
24 Apr 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Rate 6
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

There is final cleaning fee of £90 as indicated, this is a one off payment per stay

Solar heating for the pool and spa is included in the price. Additional electric pool heating is available at £80 per week
(Recommended 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

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