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Herons Way - An Outstanding 3 Bed/2 Bath Villa In An Idyllic Setting.



Updated: 14-Sep-2016
Outstanding 3 bed/2bath villa with beautiful outlook over canal.

Our villa is set on a double plot on one of the quietest roads in the area and overlooks a freshwater canal. The wide Lanai is the perfect spot for relaxing. Enjoy breakfast or coffee in the morning sun while planning your day and watching the abundant wild-life - herons, egrets, wood-stork and even an osprey and a bald eagle have been seen fishing in the canal. In the garden Red Cardinals, Humming Birds and Mocking birds are often seen. During the day the Lanai provides shade for lunch or a cool spot for a pre-dinner drink or enjoying a barbecue as the sun sets. The south-facing screened pool area has ample room for sun-bathing. With solar and electric heaters for cooler days the pool is kept to a pleasant 86F nearly all year round. Our local Management Company is close by should you need them. We visit 2 or 3 times each year to make sure everything is kept to the high standard we would hope to find and to guarantee your holiday home is a place where you can relax.

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

About the Owner

My husband and I live in England. Now retired we spend a great deal of our time travelling but regard Rotonda West, Florida as our second home. In the past we have been disappointed at the standard of some of the homes we have rented. We aim to offer our guests a high quality villa which they will want to return to. Overtime we have made many friends from our American neighbours and regular guests to our property.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely glorious weather – high 80’s all week long. Maureen and Cliff’s home is always reliably clean, comfortable and well quipped. Everything you need is here. Early morning walks at the beach, lunch at one of the local restaurants then back to relax by the pool – perfect. We always thoroughly enjoy ourselves at Herons Way and would recommend a holiday here at any time of the year. Hopefully we will be back next year.
Dec 2015
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From the Owner

We have been travelling to Florida for almost 20 years before we discovered Rotonda West. One of Florida’s best kept secrets, it is 30 square miles of natural habitat with the chance to spot Bobcats, Raccoons, Armadillos, Herons, Egrets, Osprey and even Eagles. Most of the properties back onto one of the many canals with plots being wide enough to give plenty of privacy. We spent several hours driving round to find the perfect spot. On one of the quietest road, over-looking a canal and south facing so the pool has sunshine all day. Although there are several rental homes most of the properties are still residential which means there are rarely noisy late night parties.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


With weather that is perfect nearly all year round, Rotonda West is one of Florida’s best kept secrets. The beautiful white sandy beaches of the gulf coast are a short drive (10-15 minutes) for sun-bathing, shelling, hunting for sharks teeth, or watching dolphins at sunset. Boat trips (or boats for hire) for sailing and fishing excursions are available from local marinas or you can take a boat trip along the intra coastal waterway where you may see dolphins and even a manatee.


The nearest airports are Sarasota (1 hour), Tampa or Fort Myers (90 minutes) or Orlando (2 1/2 hours). Car hire (or use of car) is essential.


Close by are Englewood, Venice and quaint old Boca Grande/Gasparilla Island. At nearby Port Charlotte there is one of the largest Malls in Florida or, for the really dedicated shopper, there are two enormous designer outlet malls within an hour’s drive.

Further Details:

There several restaurants in the area while nearby Port Charlotte has several of the well known chains. If you prefer to barbecue there are 3 large supermarkets within 10 minutes drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
9 Apr 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 10
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High Season
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £100 ($200) per week or part week (£200/US$400 per week at Easter and Christmas) is required. Balance plus a refundable £200 ($300) security deposit is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. The security deposit is returned when you arrive home.

Changeover Day:
Arrival/departure days are completely flexible. Arrival time is normally after 4pm and departure before 10am but we can sometimes be flexible when people have evening flights home.

Notes on prices:
THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRAS. The rate includes:- heated pool, BBQ, electricity, cleaning, local phone calls, wireless high-speed internet connection, and internet radio. UK rates include tax/US rates exclude tax.

For rentals of less than 7 nights there is a cleaning charge of US$120/£75.

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Updated: 14-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Our property is less than 15 minutes’ drive from miles of beautiful beaches at Englewood/Manasota Key/Gasaprilla Island for sunbathing, shelling, collecting sharks teeth, fishing and dolphin spotting at sunset. The quiet location make it perfect for relaxing by the poolside watching the local wildlife or enjoying one of the many books in our ‘library’. It is possible to fish from the canal at the bottom of the garden where a 'fish and release' system operates a temporary license is required. Boat trips can be arranged locally for sunset trips and/or dolphin spotting. Excellent local restaurants for all types of cuisine - Cajun, Mexican, Italian and of course plenty of fish.

Property Type

  • villa


  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • waterfront

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The master bathroom has double basins with storage cupboards, a corner bath, large walk-in shower with seat and a seperate toilet. The family bathroom has a large shower, single basin with storage cupboards and toilet. Hair-dryers are provided.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: A spacious master bedroom with californian king size bed with pillow top (cashmere filled) mattress and ensuite bathroom. A separate door to bedrooms 2 (queen bed) and 3 (twin beds) and the family bathroom. This can be used as a second master suite when two couples share.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa has air Conditioning and fans throughout. There are telephones in the kitchen and master bedroom and free Wi-Fi. There is also an internet radio for all your favourite radio stations. All bedrooms have TVs. No pets. Outside: Outside there is a covered Lanai with a patio table and chairs which have a fan above for added comfort. The private pool is in the sun all day long and is heated by solar plus an electric heater for the cooler winter months. There is also a gas barbecue. Utility Room: A separate laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, towels for the pool and beach. A door leads to the garage with everything you need for the beach - cool boxes, beach chairs and a sunshade. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are included. The villa is cleaned before and after your stay. There is spare bed linen and towels should you wish to change them. Other: Inside the villa are two separate dining areas each with seating for 6 - a formal dining area and breakfast nook.

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