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Vacation Lakeside Villa on the Unspoilt Gulf Coast of Florida



Updated: 14-Oct-2016
Villa in Englewood, Rotonda, Florida Gulf Coast - Solar Heated Pool, Stunning Views of the Lake Beyond

Within easy reach from the villa is the stunning Gulf of Mexico, offering mile upon mile of white sandy beaches and warm turquoise seas, where dolphins, pelicans and manatees can often be seen in their natural environment. The villa backs onto a lake, ideal for any keen fisherman, and if fishing is your thing, there is no place like nearby Boca Grande, the Tarpon fishing capital of the world. Water sports, fishing and boat charters are available from local marinas and to cater for the golfing enthusiast there are 3 championship golf courses on the door step. The area is also served by a variety of supermarkets, stores and fantastic restaurants to cater for all tastes, providing a variety of quality food at reasonable prices. To the north are the theme parks and tourist attractions at Tampa and Orlando, close enough to visit, but far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle, whilst to the south there is the Everglades, Captiva, Sanibel and Marco Islands and Miami.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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A peaceful wonderful holiday! Exactly what was required. Thank you, a tranquil home in delightful surroundings.

Great holiday, lots or R and R – just what was needed! House is fabulous, great views, lots of wild life. We love it here, 6th visit and gets better each time. Thanks for letting us share your home!

This is our fourth year and we really enjoy our stay each year!

Being here was such a relaxing time and my husband finally saw the alligators (2 of them) in the lake. Our weather was exceptional. We enjoy the area, the restaurants, pool and especially the house and we are already looking forward to next years visit.

Lovely house, beautiful surroundings and would have liked to stay longer. Hope to come back soon.
Sep 2006
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely Villa in Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this villa is one of the best we have stayed in on the Rotonda and would definately recommend. Louise was very helpful, making the booking process very stress free. The villa was very clean and well looked after making for a very relaxed holiday.Thank you Louise we had a lovely week, I don't think we will ever tire of the Rotonda love the peaceful location/wildlife and friendly neighbourhood

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An excellent villa from which to enjoy Englewood

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed previous holidays in the Rotonda / Englewood area but this was the first time we'd stayed at this particular property - and we were very pleased with our choice of villa !

The property has everything you could wish for to enjoy your vacation. It has been very well maintained and was clean & tidy upon our arrival.

All of the main features ( air conditioning , wi-fi , water , etc ) worked immediately and we didn't have any problems during our stay.

The booking process was very easy and Lousie ( the owner ) was always available to answer any pre-holiday queries we'd got. There is a local Maintainance Team available if anything should go wrong during your stay.

This year , we saw more wildlife than on previous visits to the area ( dolphin , manatee , Osprey ) and regularly saw a 'gator in the lake that backs on to the property.

This is a wonderful part of the world and this villa is an ideal property to base yourself at. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Southport Merseyside.


  • 5 of 5

From the moment that you pull on the drive then enter the villa you can tell everything is right. we have stayed in about 12 villas and this compares with the best, all you need is right there. i would have no hesitation in having more trips to this villa. It is close enough to everything.


  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Rotonda

  • 5 of 5

This area is the undiscovered Florida and hopefully it will remain that way for a few more years. We have rented this lovely home on about five or six occasions now and we never cease to enjoy the location, weather and peace and quiet. Backing onto a lake the location is wonderful and the wildlife amazing. The beaches, only 15 minutes drive away, are spectacular and always incredibly quiet. Whilst the home is very comfortable and provides everything you need to eat in there are plenty of nearby restaurants that offer good value for money.

Everything you need is only a short drive away and Port Charlotte, whilst not the most attractive town, provides all the shopping options you could want.

All in all we think this home offers everything you could need for a really enjoyable stay in this interesting and remarkably unspoilt part of Florida and we hope to go back on many more occasions in the years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa so very peaceful and relaxing, everything you could possibly need for a wonderful vacation, saw lots of wildlife, would definitely go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa, presented to a high standard with everything included for the perfect holiday, in a very peaceful area.

The views of the lake and the wildlife from the rear of the villa were beautiful, the the nearby beaches were everything you could hope for.

Plenty of restaurants and supermarkets within 15 to 20 minutes drive.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


The Florida Gulf coast is home to 5 of the top 20 beaches in America and you will be spoilt for choice. There are many tropical beaches within the immediate and local areas, including: Blind Pass Beach (also called Middle Beach) is the most isolated beach on the Manasota Key, ideal for total relaxation. There is parking, picnic tables, showers and restrooms. There is also a nature trail that you can follow with dunes and wildflowers and Boca Grande.


Car hire is essential. Tampa airport is the nearest international airport and is approx 100 miles from Lakeside villa. Englewood centre 10 mins. Everglades City 2 hours and 15 mins. Fort Myers 1 hour and 15 mins. Miami 2 hours and 30 mins. Naples 1 hour and 30 mins. Orlando 2 hours and 30 mins. Sarasota 1 hour. Tampa 1 hour and 30 mins.


Beaches 10 mins. Busch Gardens 1 hour and 30 mins. Englewood centre 10 mins. Everglades City 2 hours and 15 mins. Fort Myers 1 hour and 15 mins. Miami 2 hours and 30 mins. Naples 1 hour and 30 mins. Orlando 2 hours and 30 mins. Restaurants 10 mins. Sarasota 1 hour. Sea World 2 hours and 40 mins. Shopping malls 15 mins. Supermarket 5 mins. Tampa 1 hour and 30 mins. Universal Studios 2 hours and 40 mins. Venice 45 mins.

Further Details:

The fishing in South West Florida can only be described in one way - incredible! Fish the relaxing, pristine backcountry waters with its extensive network of bays, mangrove islands and tidal creeks, for some of the best Redfish, Snook, Trout, Gouper, Snapper, Sailfish, Dolphin and Cobia the state has to offer, or the world famous Boca Grand Pass for shark and the high flying, hard fighting Tarpon. These amazing fish make an annual migration northward up the west coast each spring and hooking a 'silver king', some in the 150lb range, is relatively easy. Getting the fish to the boat is another story and the fish's reputation for aerial displays and amazing fight, places it as the number one sport fish for many anglers. There are also miles of shoreline, countless oyster bars and acres of sea grass beds that attract an abundance of salt water fish, all waiting to be caught. For the fresh water angler, Rotonda itself has miles of canals and numerous golf course lakes offering some excellent bass, catfish and panfish fishing. Numerous guided charters and fishing trips are available for all types of fishing and for all levels of angler - from the most experienced to the complete beginner. Or why not just fish from bank, boat ramps or numerous jetties and bridges - there really is something for everyone. The Everglades East of Naples where you can experience the thrill of an airboat ride is the second largest national park (after Yellowstone). These massive wetlands - home of the endangered Florida panther and American crocodile - cover 2,200sqm and shelter more than 600 types of fish and 300 bird species. Tampa Busch Gardens offers a whole day to experience all of its 300 acres and various African lands. The lands contain theme adventure rides, shops, shows and restaurants. More than 2,700 animals from around the world wander freely. Orlando is about 3 hours drive and is one the major entertainment centres of the world.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Flexible on change over days and arrival and departure times, subject to prior and follow on bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Prices are negotiable for long-term rentals.

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Updated: 14-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • 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 Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • near the sea


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master suite has an en-suite marble jacuzzi bath and walk-in shower, and double marble basins. The queen suite has an en-suite shower room leading to the pool. Further family bathroom with large shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 3 large bedrooms including the master suite with its en-suite marble jacuzzi bath and walk-in shower, the queen suite with en-suite shower room and a further twin bedroom with TV, DVD and even a PS2 for your use!


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is air conditioned throughout with the added benefit of ceiling fans in every room and over the lanai. Outside: Large covered lanai with dining table and chairs (seats 6). Gas BBQ. Private solar heated screened pool (28 x 13ft feet). Four sun loungers and side tables. Latest pool safety alarm system. Outside hot and cold shower. Garden with sprinkler system. Large drive. Double garage. The pool area has stunning views of the lake at the end of the garden and is situated on a picturesque golf course. There are also 2 bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, etc. Utility Room: Laundry room with separate washer and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Cleaned at the end of your stay. Other: Dining area with formal dining table and chairs (seats 6). There are also two bicycles available.

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