Villa in Rotonda West, Florida Gulf of Mexico, America, USA - Perfect Location For Golf Courses And Sandy Beaches
Beautifully presented 4 bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Villa. Solar and Electric heated pool ensuring it's warm all year. South facing lanai with several sun loungers, Gas BBQ and dining table and chairs. A freshwater canal is at the rear of the villa where you are able to fish and observe local wildlife. Long Marsh golf course is within walking distance and 3 other championship golf courses are a 5 minute drive. Sarasota is a 45 minute drive away and offers fantastic restaurants and shopping. Manasota Key is 20 minute drive where you are able to relax with a cocktail and watch the beautiful sunset. Boca Grande offers a fabulous beach with crystal clear waters and white sand.
Top Traveller Review
Great location & all the amenitiesGreat location & all the amenities
About the Owner
About Christian Watkins
We are a family with 4 children, and bought the house as a holiday home for ourselves. We love the sunny weather, golf, restaurants and of course the beaches which are perfect for 4 young children.
Christian Watkins purchased this villa in 2006
Why Christian Watkins chose Rotonda West
We looked around Orlando to begin with and decided we wanted an area with more of a family atmosphere. Friends of ours had all ready bought villa's in Rotonda and once we visited we fell in love with the area.
Many of the neighbours are permanent residents and there is a real sense of community. Rotonda is very peaceful and very safe.
We have taken up golf since we bought here and you couldn't be in a better spot if you play, there's a fantastic range of courses, Long Marsh is opposite the villa.
What makes this villa unique
The villa is large with a seperate family room for the children adjacent to the kitchen which is ideal as you are able to keep an eye on them whilst cooking food.
Also the main sitting room has a large screen HD TV, XBMC pii with access to movies and tv shows stored at the villa, Blueray/DVD player and comcast HD cable box for the adults when the children are in their own tv room playing on the Nintendo Wii. Wireless 30 meg cable Broadband throughout the house is perfect for those who have to keep in touch.
At night its very tranquil, sitting outside with the canal running past listening to the sounds, watching the sunset. Its just nice to relax and unwind.
(2 traveller reviews)
Spacious and Quiet
This is a very big house, with a great pool, in a quiet area. We enjoyed our stay. There were bikes available for use and plenty of extra beach gear. We spent many evenings on the lanai relaxing to a setting sun.
Great location & all the amenities
My wife & I travel to SouthWest Florida 1 or 2 times a year. After going up & down the coast we have found the Manosota Key area to be our favorite location. This house was 15 minutes away from the beaches of Manosota Key (Stump's Pass, Englewood, Middle Beach, etc) as well as beaches of Boca Grande. This year we brought our 5 kids (aged 12-20) with us. This house had the perfect floor plan for all us. With the master bedroom on the opposite of the house from the other 3 bedrooms, my wife & I felt we had our own place. The in ground pool was always warm & inviting. A wonderful inventory of everything for the beach (chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, etc) allowed us to just load-up & head-out every day. We also got a lot of use out of the 5 bikes. A real benefit to the house is 'Lance' a local guy who takes care of any issues/problems that come up,. While something came up with the dryer & the cable TV, Lance was right on & resolved the issues that came up by coming right over. The owner (Christian) also followed-up directly with us to ensure we were happy. Another benefit with Lance is that he lives locally, he also gave us lots of tips on where to go/what to see. Definitely would recommend staying here.
From the Owner
“We looked around Orlando to begin with and decided we wanted an area with more of a family atmosphere. Friends of ours had all ready bought villa's in Rotonda and once we visited we fell in love with the area. Many of the neighbours are permanent residents and there is a real sense of community. Rotonda is very peaceful and very safe. We have taken up golf since we bought here and you couldn't be in a better spot if you play, there's a fantastic range of courses, Long Marsh is opposite the villa.”
Activity and Interests
Gulf coast beaches are some of the best in America. Several are within 10-15 minutes of the villa. Manasota Key for watching the sun set, Boca Grande for amazing unspoilt white sand with a restaurant at the end for refreshment and watching the sunset!! The beaches are great for swimming, shelling, dolphin and pelican watching, relaxing and watching the sun set. Most have restrooms and BBQ's. During the summer the Sea temperature is 90 degrees + incredible!!
Tampa Airport 90 minutes away, Sarasota 60 minutes, Sanford Orlando 3 hours, Orlando international 2 half hours, Fort Myers 60 minutes, Miami 3 half hours.
Use of car essential.
Local supermarkets and restaurants 10 minute drive, Busche Gardens in Tampa 90 minutes, Disney parks, Universal Studios and Seaworld 2 half hours. Everglades 2 hours.
Ellerton Mall at junction 224 of the I-75 is around 45 minutes away for discount stores with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Nike, Adidas, Rebok, Bose, and many more for people who like shopping and designer bargains (bring a spare suitcase!).
Nature trails with cycle paths allow you to view local wildlife (armadillos, tortoises, aligators and various bird species) also cycle to the local marina great Margharitas. There is a great park in the centre of rotonda with tennis courts, BBQ's, childrens play area, Restrooms with drink fountains, picnic area and cycle/jogging path.
Supermarkets, banks, restaurants, hairdressers etc are all within 10 minute drive.
From April-September you can watch the Charlotte Bay Stone Crabs play baseball at the local ground (20 minute drive)
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£154.61|
A 20% deposit is required to secure the booking, and the final balance is due 8 weeks before the holiday date. A refundable security deposit of £200/$300 to be held against breakages/damages etc.
Flexible changeover days and times depending on availability.
In case of a change over day where people are arriving the same day, Check Out will be 10am so the property can be available from 4pm onwards that day.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Rates include local taxes, electricity, water, air-conditioning, local telephone calls, Internet access.
Breakages/Cleaning Deposit will be returned less any excessive cleaning costs.
From March 2017 Electric Pool Heating if required will be charged at £65/week, US Dollar rate will be fixed at time of booking.
Cleaning charges will be £85/stay, US Dollar Rate fixed at time of booking.
50% Refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in-date
100% Refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in-date
Payments can either be made in UK Sterling or US Dollars (exchange rate at time of booking will be held)
Manager's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“The villa is large with a seperate family room for the children adjacent to the kitchen which is ideal as you are able to keep an eye on them whilst cooking food. Also the main sitting room has a large screen HD TV, XBMC pii with access to movies and tv shows stored at the villa, Blueray/DVD player and comcast HD cable box for the adults when the children are in their own tv room playing on the Nintendo Wii. Wireless 30 meg cable Broadband throughout the house is perfect for those who have to keep in touch. At night its very tranquil, sitting outside with the canal running past listening to the sounds, watching the sunset. Its just nice to relax and unwind.”
- Air Conditioning ...
- Ceiling Fans
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Room
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- bird watching
- outlet shopping
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- jet skiing
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Master suite has marble bath, walk in shower, double marble his and her basins. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite shower room, sink and toilet. Family bathroom has bath with shower, toilet and handbasin. Direct access to pool.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Extra large master suite (King Size Bed) direct pool access, 2 walk in wardrobes. Double bedroom with walk in wardrobe and direct access to pool. Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds and walk in wardrobe. Bedroom 4 has 2 single beds and large inbuilt wardrobe.
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- 6 bicycles
- Max. occupancy: 8
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
- Notes on accommodation: All rooms are air conditioned with additional ceiling fans. 2 Large Adult bicycles, 2 medium Adult Bicycles and 2 childrens bicycles. Cool box in larder, various pool toys. Books and games in family room. Nintendo Wii with large collection of games,Toddler toys and cot also provided. Smoke free house. Outside: South facing with canal view, not overlooked. Screened lanai, with solar and electric heated pool. Removable safety pool fence, Gas BBQ, sun loungers, dining table and chairs with outside lighting, ceiling fan. Utility Room: Large capacity washing machine and Tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board, Vacuum cleaner and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned before and after your stay. Linen and Towels provided. Management company will take care of the pool and any further needs should they be required. Deposit taken for breakages and extra cleaning should it be required. Other: Family room has Leather sofas with seating for 6, TV with Comcast cable, Nintendo Wii with 4 controllers and large selection of games,DVD player, CD stereo, wireless internet access for those with laptop (30 meg comcast broadband), side and coffee tables.