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South Facing on the water, Watch Beautiful sunrises & stunning sunsets!

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Rotonda west, Florida Gulf of Mexico, USA - South- Facing, Waterfront Villa with Large Pool and sun decks

Heron's Rest villa is a secluded south facing villa. Excellent choice for families as well as for couples who want to get away from it all. The villa is open-plan with a bright and spacious feel throughout. Well equipped with everyday, modern conveniences. This delightful sunny villa, boasts a large patio area looking out onto a 23x13ft heated swimming pool. Beyond this is a lovely view of the inland waterway. The wall-to-wall patio doors in the living room and dining area overlook the screened patio and pool, where you can breakfast as the sun rises or enjoy evening dining as it sets! A further sun-deck and pretty garden leads to the waterway docking, where you can fish or just relax. Sun loungers, golf clubs, bicycles and tennis racquet's are all provided. Fishing rods for use off the dock and beach gear for the beautiful beaches within 10 mins drive. Use of free wireless broadband internet. Full size pool table to enjoy and Spinning bike to keep fit on! We want you to use and enjoy all we provide there to make your stay that little bit more special. Whether families or couples you will find everything you need!

Mike Field
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Mike Field

Hi, I am English, my wife American. We live in the UK, married for over 33 years now, we have two grown up daughters. One is now training to be a doctor, the other in law. So they should both be able to take care of all our needs as we grow older! We visit family in Florida regularly and now own our own piece of it in Rotonda. I jog to keep fit, my wife shops! We just love it here, not just the sun, but the whole area is unique, unspoiled and special. You will have the most relaxing, " Get away from it all", fun time here!

Do read the guest reviews people have e mailed to me.

Mike Field purchased this villa in 2008

Why Mike Field chose White Marsh

We just fell in love with this area of SW Florida! Its non commercialised, not spoilt, a real taste still of local, community, Florida. Real people still live here! Beaches are fabulous! Uncrowded white sand with the most incredible sunsets over the gulf. When we decided to buy here we wanted not just a vacation villa, but a home situated in the very best area of Rotonda and in the perfect position. Secluded, south facing on the waterway. Villa is equipped to the very highest standards, besides it is our home!

What makes this villa unique

For me 10 minutes to the beach! for my wife 10 minutes to shopping! its away from it all, yet has all you need to hand. Walking, cycling or we like to jog, around Rotonda, spotting wildlife as we go. The Villa backing on to waterway means you can sunbathe, relax and dine on the patio with a glass of something special as the sun sets! or why not rise early to see it glow over the water!

Where else can you relax and watch the local wildlife play? Herons rest on the fishing boat dock, otters play and fish for supper, Cranes, birds of all varieties. Spot the Alligators as they glide by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Heron's Rest Villa was the PERFECT accommodation for our family of six, including two teens that love their own 'space'! We were welcomed with a beautiful property, plenty of herons as promised and even a few gators to entertain the younger two children in our party for viewing in the evenings. Mike's home was by far the BEST property that we have chosen over our years using AirBnB to stay near our mother who also resides in Rotonda W. With a spacious pool and dock on the canal, we were beyond comfortable with a plethora of amenities, including a well-stocked pantry of cooking essentials, pool table for father-son billiard 'battles' and HGTV quality master en suite for parents to escape for quiet evenings after the children were in bed after long days in the sun and surf. This is a highly recommended property for your next SW Florida holiday.”
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in White Marsh in Rotonda West

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Second bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master en suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Walk in Rian shower
    Outside Shower - Shower Enclosure
  • Master bathroom with walk-in 'rain' shower. Twin basins. Family bathroom with full size bath and shower. All towels/line provided. Hair dryers x 2.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - King size bed, Cable TV, luxury twin en-suite with rain shower. Patio door access to pool. Bedroom 2 - Queen sized bed, TV. Patio door access to pool. Bedroom 3 - Twin beds, TV/DVD. (optional cot available)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Villa is air-conditioned. Open-plan style, bright and spacious with large living room area, separate dining suite. Suitable for couples or families of all ages, child friendly with travel cot and high chair provided foc.Our local management team are available anytime of the day for any issue that might arise. Guest information pack with information such as the street maps local restaurants, golf courses, beaches and other interesting things one can do. 5 bicycles are available to use. Local bike paths, lead through out the area which is abundant with wildlife and special interest. Several Calloway golf club sets for use on the 6 local golf courses on Rotonda alone! Fishing rods for fishing from our private dock. Tennis racquets for the local free courts. There is free wifi. All rooms have TVs, Ample sun loungers and sun chairs provided. Outside: The villa is situated in the exclusive, peaceful area of White Marsh, where the pace of life is slow and unhurried. Lovely area to cycle around or walk. Enjoying a secluded position, villa has a pretty outside garden, fenced for privacy and security. Wildlife visit! with herons landing on the dock area for rest! Own 23 x 13ft heated swimming pool. Large south-facing sun deck/screened lanai area, outside dining area. Additional garden sun deck area looking out onto water ways. Internal waterways of Rotonda back onto villa, which has it's own private boating/fishing dock. The perfect place to while way the time in the sun and watch the sun rise or set! BBQ provided. Front drive has ample parking. Local neighborhood is one of the newer developments, spacious and un-spoilt. Utility Room: Washer and dryer. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen provided. Villa is cleaned prior to each visit. Please leave it as you would like to find it! Thank you. Child-friendly with travel cot and high chair provided. Other: A small alcove from the kitchen houses an 'office', complete with a desk, wireless internet access, fax/telephone with free local calls.


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South Facing on the water, Watch Beautiful sunrises & stunning sunsets!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a home. The home was awesome!! My father in law could not stop raving about how nice it was. My son loved going to the dock in the morning and fishing and looking for alligators and my wife loved just hanging by the pool in the morning. We can't wait to stay here again. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fife, Scotland.

Everything we needed and more

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful location I have visited on many occasions. Great hub to visit the west coast from Everglades City to Tampa including Busch Gardens.

Very comfortable and on the doorstep of a golf course . Backs onto the waterway where you will see an alligator chill out, fish leap and other wildlife enjoy the water.

The rooms are spacious, spotless and have good quality furnishing.

The standard in Rotonda is high and this villa didn't disappoint.

I would return tomorrow and feel at home and in awe.

Not too far from Port Charlotte where you will find everything you need, go over the bridge to Punta Gorda, follow the historical route to the fisherman so village for food, non high street shops and boat trips.

Boca Grand is a favourite place with beautiful beaches to watch the dolphin pods go by.

And enjoy an ice cream.

Just a gem.


  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home-Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in a different villa each time we visit SW Florida over a timespan of 20 years we have found an area we love and a villa we will return to on our next Holiday to Florida.

The villa was very spacious and spotlessly clean-no complaints.

The pool is quite large-great covered area next to the pool to sit in the quiet and watch the local wildlife.

All the equipment in the garage was a blessing- the beach gear for trips to Blind Pass-Boca Grande-Stump Pass beaches(all were quiet and not overcrowded).

The bikes for early morning trips around the bike trails- Tennis equipment for use at the local courts at the community park.

The fishing gear for early morning fishing sessions from the dock at the bottom of the garden and to watch Gaz the Gator swim by.

Definitely recommend Blind Pass beach for Shark tooth hunting or taking in a baseball game on two dollar Wednesday at Port Charlotte Stone Crabs.

Like I say great villa- all equipment supplied-comfortable-home from home-lots to do in the area or relax by the pool.

Mike the owner is a genuine-caring guy- nothing is two much trouble- any queries you have-very timely response.

We will definitely be rebooking on our next visit to Rotonda.

Thanks for the use of your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean well laid out property in a great location. Lovely dock on the canal to watch the wildlife

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything you could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable including golf clubs, bikes and a great pool table. Nice quiet area with lovely canal views and plenty of wildlife (herons, gators, fish, frogs, many other birds) it is nice to sit on the dock in the sun just watching the world go by.

The villa is clean, well laid out and fully equipped, never did we think 'if only we had a...'. The south facing pool and lanai are great places to relax in private and enjoy the Rotonda sunshine.

We did Disney in 2.5 hrs and Everglades in 2 hrs so both reasonable day trips and good beaches are only 15 mins away. And shops and restaurants only a short drive as well

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Villa. Best part of our holiday!

  • 5 of 5

"We were desperate to rent a villa on Rotonda after making the mistake of booking a hotel "for a change" after only ever staying in villas the past 20 years! We hated the restrictions of a hotel room and wanted the freedom of a villa for the remainder of our holiday. Mike responded to our request within minutes saying he would let us rent his villa from the next day for the remainder of our holiday. Within a couple of hours he had sorted everything with his management company and sent us over all the details. Absolutely fantastic! When we arrived at the villa the next day we were so happy. The villa is gorgeous. Spacious and clean with a gorgeous pool and lanai overlooking the canal with a south facing aspect. We had a lovely comfy bed in the master suite and everything we needed in the villa with the kitchen kitted out substainally with everything you could want. We also made use of the bbq which was also fab and had a lovely meal outside overlooking the pool with the sun going down.

This was the best part of our holiday, we loved just chilling in the villa, using the bikes provided and also using the cool box to go down and have breakfast on manasota key beach a couple of mornings!

We will definitely return to herons rest! We have stayed on the Rotonda many times in different villas and this was definitely one of the best! A big thanks to Mike we are truly thankful to him making our last few days of our holiday memorable! "

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, You are so welcome! Do come back again soon !
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A peaceful homely stay

  • 5 of 5

From point of initial enquiry Mike has been really helpful, informative and speedy in his response. The villa was exactly as described, comfortable, peaceful and relaxing, with everything that you could ask for. We did a lot of travelling during our stay and this villa was a delight to return back to after a tiring day. We would highly recommend this villa and its location!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Englewood Beach
Car: necessary


Beautiful, spacious, uncrowded, white sandy beaches are just 10 minutes away on the Gulf coast. There you can enjoy swimming, fishing, shelling and other beach activities, such as boating, kayaking, jet-skiing, scuba diving. Beach gear, such as chairs, buckets and spades are all provided at the villa! The surrounding area has a wonderful selection of beach locations for you to choose from. There are several quiet and remote island retreats.


Fort Myers airport 60 mins, Sarasota airport 45 mins, Tampa airport 90 mins, Orlando airport 2.5 hrs and Miami airport 3 hrs. Car hire definitely recommended.


Englewood 10 mins, for local supermarkets providing a vast range of food and wine and deliciously inviting delicatessens. Inland to Port Charlotte, around 15 minutes drive, is an extensive shopping area and mall, with major stores including Macy’s, a large range of restaurants and multiplex cinema. Further afield are huge outlet malls, an experience in themselves. Details are at the villa for all shopaholics!

Further Details:

Many people choose a week in the Disney/Orlando area then head for the Gulf Coast for a second week to relax on the coast. However, Rotonda is only a 2.5 hour drive from Orlando and the Disney/Universal/Sea World theme parks. It can be a long day trip, but a stopover at a budget motel means a two-to-three day visit is within easy reach and the journey is very straightforward. Why not make Rotonda your base rather than split your visit?

Busch Gardens, Tampa, is a fantastic theme park offering thrilling rides as well as one of the country's premier zoos featuring more than 2,700 animals. It has something for all ages. Being just two hours journey away, Busch Gardens is a fun day trip for all the family

Miami, with its famous South Beach, is just a three hour drive away. Visit a fascinating Indian reservation on the way! Closer still are the Everglades, where you can experience air boat rides and see alligators, all within easy reach. The Fishermans Village in Punta Gorda, 20 mins away, has a beautiful pier with lots of local quaint shops to explore. There is also a factory outlet near Fort Myers. For fishing, many excursions are available locally with some of the best tarpon and shark fishing found anywhere.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

For long term discount rates contact me direct
Changeover Day:
Arrival time 4pm (may be flexible) and departure 10am. No fixed changeover days. Stays can usually be for any number of nights. Each booking agreed individually to fit in with clients’ requirements (Easter/Xmas min stay required contact owner).

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week/per month in UK Pounds and US Dollars. All rates include all costs (no added cleaning fees,extra persons or taxes added!).

Winter pool heating if required is £45 pw/$70. Please contact me if you require additional heating

Special rates/discounts offered for longer stays. Monthly/long-term rates and late bookings/last minute discounts! Please email for further info. For all booking conditions see our website.

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.