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Calusa Rental Property With Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Rotonda West, Florida Gulf of Mexico, - Home From Home In Rotonda West, Florida

Calusa is a beautiful villa in Rotonda West, Florida. Suitable for families and groups, we are in the perfect location for the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast and close to several golf courses. Within easy drive of the Busch Gardens, the Everglades and the Orlando theme parks. The villa is immaculately equipped and furnished and has wonderful river and canal views from the large pool deck with a southern aspect. Free wifi throughout, and TV in every bedroom as well as the lounge and den/office.

Summer 2017 - we installed security cameras to the front and back of the villa. These do not impede on any private areas whilst you are renting the property. The back camera gives a river outlook and the pool cannot be seen. The front camera is a view of people approaching the front door. We hope to add a live view of the river to our website in the near future.

More Details

John Harris and Cally Harris
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About John Harris and Cally Harris

As a family, we have been travelling to Florida, and the South West Florida area for the past 21 years. From day 1 we fell in love with Florida and it has always been a dream to purchase a property.

We started looking in October 2010 and finally found our dream Florida home in March 2011.

We hope that Calusa becomes a 'home from home' for our guests as much as it will be for us.

The Harristribe.

John Harris and Cally Harris purchased this villa in 2011

Why John Harris and Cally Harris chose Pebble Beach


The Calusa were a native american tribe who lived on the coast and along the inner waterways of Florida's South West coast.

Calusa territory reached from Charlotte Harbor to Cape Sable, all of present day Charlotte and Lee counties.

Calusa means 'fierce people' and they were described as fierce, war like people. They were also known as the shell indians. The Calusa are considered to be the first shell collectors. Shells were discarded into huge heaps. Unlike other Indian tribes, the Calusa did not make pottery items. They used the shells for tools, utensils, jewelry and ornaments for their shrines. Shell spears were made for fishing and hunting.

Shell mounds can still be found today in many parts of Southern Florida.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pebble Beach in Rotonda West

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master suites 1 & 2, both have en-suite bathrooms with spa bath and walk in shower. Bedrooms 3 & 4 have shared bathroom with bath and over shower. Pool bathroom with shower and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms master 1 with king bed and direct access to pool. Master 2 with queen bed with direct access to pool. Bedroom 3 double room with queen bed. Bedroom 4 twin room. The den/office has a double sofa bed All bedrooms have a flat screen TV/DVD player.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: We have a travel cot and high chair permanently in the villa. Heating available in winter through the air conditioning system. Removable pool guard for children's protection. Four bicycles in the garage, beach chairs, parasol, coolbox available. Selection of the boardgames, DVDs and books available. Outside: We have a 30' solar heated swimming pool with heated spa (for an additional fee). Large pool deck with patio furniture, door leading to pool shower room. Gas BBQ (must be left clean at end of stay, gas provided free of charge), landscaped garden. Driveway for 2 cars. River and canal view. Utility Room: Separate utility room with washer, dryer, iron, ironing board, butler sink, Dyson vacuum cleaner and linen basket. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided. Cleaning takes place at the end of your stay. Our local maintenance company will be available should you need assistance during your stay. Other: Oversized pool deck with 30' pool, spa, sun loungers, table & chairs seating 6. Southern aspect facing, sun for majority of the day. Pool toys in garage for guest use. Removable child safety guard around the pool. Double garage with electric door opener.


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Calusa Rental Property With Private Pool
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

What a wonderful home to spend our winter at!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from an 8 week stay at Calusa. We could not have been happier with the home. The home has 2 master bedrooms making it perfect for two couples to share. This was our 5th winter in Florida and this home is by far the best we have stayed at, The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. One of our biggest complaints in previous years has been that the beds were terrible. That isn't the case at Calusa, we all agreed they were great! So important. The location of the home is great, in a wonderful neighborhood, sidewalks to walk on daily, close to Walmart and Winn Dixie. It was a 15 minute drive to the Englewood beach, very easy to get to. We had a few minor issues with the pool which were taken care of right away thanks to Dillon at Demar Services. They are a great management company, unlike some we have dealt with before. We would not hesitate to return to Calusa again, in fact it will be our first choice if we return to the Rotonda area! Thanks for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa...loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed on the rotunda many times we were pleasantly surprised by this villa and would definitely hope to come back. The villa was clean and it had everything we needed. The pool as always was everyone's favourite and warm enough for all to enjoy even our small children. It is in a great location, quiet but not too far away from the shops, restaurants and anything else you may need. We saw plenty of the local wildlife, lots of birds and the alligator made a regular appearance. It really is a wonderful holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stokesley,North Yorkshire, UK

Our ideal holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautifully clean (including the pool deck and BBQ), the beds and sofas were comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked and the appliances were good quality and all in working order. We like this style of house as it has 2 spacious almost identical master suites which makes it ideal for 2 couples.

The location is very good being near to S McCall road for easy access to beeches and supermarkets. The villa has a lovely private plot with just enough traffic not to be too remote and the pool and deck were fantastic. The TV even had football for those who cannot do without it.

Over the years we have rented many villas in Florida often returning to the ones we like but we have not come across one like this that ticks every box. We could not come up with anything negative or any suggestion for improvement and would have no hesitation in returning soon and recommending to friends. The owners were easy to deal with and our security deposit was returned promptly. Thank you for renting us your beautiful holiday home, we had an amazing time.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Awesome rental home!

  • 4 of 5

9 of us stayed at this property for a week this past July. The home was very well kept and the amenities were abundant. The owners had everything that you would need during your stay. We had a small issue with the smoke detector, however the property management company was quick to respond and fixed the issue the next day.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is considering renting in SW Florida.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday for all the family.

  • 5 of 5

Calusa villa was very comfortable, clean, spacious and well equipped with all you could hope for (including four Televisions). All the family (three generations) enjoyed their stay. My husband and I appreciated the comfy beds and relaxing outside, the excellent Wi-Fi was a hit for those with smart phones and the grandchildren loved trying to see if they could find the alligator! Everyone loved the large, warm pool ( the pool heating was very efficient) even the non-swimmers were happy. The safety barrier around the pool was very welcome. We had previously stayed in a villa with an alarm and spent every day on edge listening to "beeps" when any one of 4 doors were opened onto the pool deck, worrying about the whereabouts of the grandchildren. A secure barrier is much less stressful. The separate pool bathroom was also very useful.

The property is in a quiet residential area, with easy access to our favourite beach, Boca Grande but,also only minutes to Manasota Key, Englewood & Stump Pass.

Local supermarkets, including Publix, Winn Dixie and Walmart are within easy reach for almost anything you might need (and also those things you didn't know you needed!) . Local cafes, restaurants and take-aways are a few minutes away. We liked Farlowes and also Leverocks restaurants. Port Charlotte was only 20 mins for the Mall and also all the large chain restaurants whether your choice is for Steaks, burgers, Italian or anything else.. We have visited this part of Florida before so did not travel far this time, however, it is quite easy to explore further afield. We usually include a visit to Myakka River and also Miromar Outlets. The week went very quickly and before we knew it, it was time to leave, next time we'll just have to plan to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rugeley, Staffs

Simply Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

After the hustle and bussle of Kissimmee, Calusa was just perfect. The villa has everything you could want and is very comfortable. The pool is brilliant, the view is beautiful and there's enough in the area if you want it from beaches to some great restaurants. We enjoying watching Tampa Bay Rays baseball in St Petersberg and our favourite beach bar was easily Flounders On The Beach - huge, tasty food and not expensive at all. Would happily return tomorrow if we could.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We are an ideal base for the wonderful white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. Englewood is approx 15 min drive away. Siesta Key (approx 45mins drive) has powder white sand. Gulf Coast sunsets shouldn't be missed, a trip to Fisherman's village in Punta Gorda is recommended for the perfect sunset photo.


Tampa International airport is 1.5 hrs away. Orlando International 2.5 hrs, Miami International 3.5 hrs. Fort Myers and Sarasota approx 50 mins drive. Car hire is essential when renting Calusa.


Calusa is an ideal base for many Florida attractions. Everglades is 2 hrs drive where an airboat ride is a must. Orlando is 2.5 hrs drive for Disney, Universal and Seaworld. Busch Gardens and Tampa Bay is 90 mins drive to the North.

Further Details:

Calusa is near to the Port Charlotte Mall, approx 20 mins driving time. There are extensive restaurants in Englewood, Port Charlotte and surrounding areas.

Charlotte stadium (15 min drive) is the Spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.

Boat rental companies are also nearby for day trips and water sports on the Florida waterways.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pebble Beach, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Electric pool heat p/w £50
End of stay cleaning £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Notes on prices:
£100 end of stay cleaning fee is added to total price.
BBQ cleaning is not included in this fee and will be taken from security deposit if the BBQ is not cleaned before you leave. We have solar and electric heated pool.Should you require electric pool / spa heating this is charged at £50 p/w

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Please note, we do not confirm bookings online via Owners Direct, bookings will be confirmed by email directly from us. Please send an 'enquire now' message rather than 'request booking' and we will happily send you a final quote and availability
Booking Notes:
For the months of Jan/Feb/Mar a minimum stay will be required, please enquire. . Booking deposit of 10% of the total amount due will be required at time of booking to hold the dates or £150, whichever is higher. Remaining balance will be due 6 weeks prior to arrival. We also require a security deposit of £200.00 which will be fully refunded once our Management company have checked the house for damages. Payment is acceptable in pounds sterling, US dollars and can be paid by cheque or bank transfer. Please email for further information.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays are the preferred change over days, however we can be flexible.
Check in 4pm, check out 11am unless by prior arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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