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Our beautiful family villa offers luxurious comfort and tranquility among the woodlands, waterways and golf courses in the deed restricted community of Rotonda West close to both Englewood and Port Charlotte on Florida’s South West Coast. This area of Florida is widely referred to as ‘Florida’s Best Kept Secret‘ and voted ‘Best Place to live in the South’ by ‘Money Magazine’ several times as well as one of the overall top five ‘Best places to live in America’. Rotonda is approximately 1.5 hours south of Tampa, equidistant from the cities of Sarasota to the north and Fort Myers to the south. From a bird’s eye view, Rotonda West is a perfect circle surrounded by a river and divided into subdivisions, one of which is a nature reserve providing habitat for the region’s wilder occupants.Rotonda has lakes in abundance, canals, golf courses and greenbelt areas allowing superb balance and harmony with nature.
Guests will enjoy luxury facilities and privacy in this spacious 3-bedroom home, tastefully furnished and immaculately maintained. The open plan ‘great room’ is the central heart of the villa, with its cathedral ceiling and comfortable seating in the carpeted lounge area. A large screen fibre-optics technology TV with integral DVR and a DVD/VCR player provide on-line entertainment together with a well-stocked bookcase and various games. The formal dining area has seating for six. All bedrooms are carpeted, have walk-in closets plus ample drawer storage. Both bathrooms and all other non-carpeted areas have high quality ceramic floor tiles. The master suite has a king-size bed, interactive TV, telephone and bathroom with a large jacuzzi bath and huge walk-in shower. The well equipped kitchen has high quality granite countertops,a small breakfast table with chairs together with a breakfast bar with 3 high backed upholstered stools and contains everything required to prepare a gourmet meal or just heat up a pizza. The telephone is located at the end of the granite topped breakfast bar. A wireless internet system is also installed. There is a separate laundry room with a washing machine, dryer, ironing facilities and a deep washing sink. All linen and towels(including beach towels) are provided including spare sheets and blankets. This home has ceiling fans and is air conditioned throughout. The 32ft pool (heated upon request for a small extra charge)is situated on a south facing screened lanai for a bug free environment overlooking green belt woodland a haven for the region's wilder occupants. The lanai has a large table and 6 comfortable chairs for 'al fresco' dining and on the deck there are 4 sun-loungers with cushions. Close to both Englewood and Port Charlotte, this home is ideally situated for spending days out on one of the pristine beaches in the area or enjoying the islands, waterways, nature reserves and bird sanctuaries of the beautiful Gulf Coast. There are many golf courses-Rotonda itself boasts 99 holes. In the area there is an extensive selection of restaurants catering to all tastes,many supermarkets/shopping malls and, for the more fashion conscious 2 designer outlets within an hours drive. Rotonda Community Park with its bike trail, tennis courts and childrens playground is only 5 minutes walk from the villa.
Keywords: luxury, villa, golf, gulf coast, Florida, Rotonda, Beach, south facing, large pool, wireless internet
We feel we have provided a comprehensive range of facilities but if guests feel anything has been omitted we would like to hear from them. The laundry facilities are found in the separate utility room and therefore don't clutter up the kitchen area. The whole of the lanai/pool area is enclosed within a screened 'bug free' environment providing recreational and 'al fresco' dining comfort....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
A fibre-optics technology TV system with integral DVR provides a range of on-line entertainment. The programme package is also extensive including both golf and soccer channels in addition to baseball and football....moreless
Both 'RED BOX' and 'BLOCKBUSTER EXPRESS' vending facilities are available at nearby supermarkets charging a dollar a nght rental for DVR's...moreless
Dec 19 2012 - Apr 30 2013 .. $975/week .. $3500/month
Dec 19 2011 - Apr 30 2012 .. $920/week .. $3300/month
May 1 2012 - Dec 18 2012 ... $850/week .. $3100/month
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Our villa is ideally situated for relaxing on the Gulf beaches, playing golf on one of the many courses, exploring reserves and bird sanctuaries or visiting the beautiful Gulf islands. Cape Haze and the Myakka river estuary is a fisherman’s paradise with many fishing piers and a centre for tarpon fishing. Within 5 minutes walk of the villa in the centre of Rotonda West, Rotonda Community Park is a 32 acre community park with 2 tennis courts, sports field, children’s playground, picnic pavillion and rest room facilities. A bike path also snakes its way through the park’s nature reserve. For more info. please contact us. Rotonda Haven has its own website.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We live in Peterborough in the UK and had our home built in 2005 after being invited to spend a couple of weeks with friends at their property in Rotonda, and fell in love with the area – so much so that we bought the plot there and then! The appeal of winter sunshine, ‘dry’ golf and walking on the pristine beaches was too much to resist.
Previously we had visited Florida only once when our boys were younger – staying in the Orlando area, and were unaware of the beautiful areas further south.