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A comfortable home, situated in the exclusive deed restricted golfing community of Rotonda West; a beautiful natural habitat, interspersed with lakes, canals and golf courses. Located on Florida's magnificent south west gulf coast.
Whispering Palms is elegantly furnished and offers guests both peace and seclusion; it is ideal for families, couples or snowbirds seeking an escape from today’s hectic lifestyle.
As you enter through the double doors, the villa flows with a cleverly designed open floor plan which is ideal for vacation living. The fully equipped kitchen is open plan to the family room so everyone can be together but for that quiet time there is the formal living room which offers a quiet area away from the melee of family or friends.
The formal dining room offers seating for six but for more casual dining the breakfast nook overlooks the pool, the garden and the lush tropical habitat.
The Master Suite is located on one side of our home and opens onto the pool deck for an early morning swim or a coffee as the world awakens. Offering a kingsize pillow-top bed, sheer bliss, a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with dual vanities and Roman shower.
There are two further guest bedrooms one offering a queen size bed and the third with two twin beds.
The Roman style pool has a south west aspect and overlooks a lush tropical backdrop of Palms, Firs and bushes, a haven for wild life, from Armadillos, Raccoons, Foxes to Squirrels and if lucky our local Bob Cat, together with a myriad of birds. Furnished with a dining table for six, chairs, side tables, sun loungers and a gas barbecue for Al Fresco dining whilst enjoying the stunning Florida sun sets and night skies.
Miles of un spoilt coastline with white sandy beaches and turquoise seas are a short drive away; skirted by many barrier islands, such as Don Pedro, where as our guests you have beach rights. Gasparilla Island, with it's quaint town of Boca Grande or Cayo Costo, a Florida State Park.
The Cape Haze peninsular is easily accessible but remote enough to attract abundant wildlife, birds, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, Bobcats, raccoons, foxes and plenty of alligators all native to south west Florida. From sailing and boating, fishing, golf, fine and casual dining, shopping to the arts there is something for everyone, young and old alike.
We want you to have the perfect stay and we hope we have thought of everything.
So just bring yourselves, some clothes and enjoy all this magnificent home has to offer.
Christmas/New Year Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016 7 night min stay
High Season Jan 5 - Mar 18, 2016 7 night min stay
Easter Mar 19 - Apr 2, 2016 7 night min stay
High Season Apr 3 - Apr 30, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Full Terms and Conditions & Booking Forms are available on our website.
Florida state tax of 7% and County tax of 5%.
On receipt of your deposit of US$300 PW and completed signed booking form, we will send you an email confirming your reservation.
The remaining balance is due 10 weeks prior to date of arrival.
The security bond is $400 and is returned to you after your stay.
Whispering Palms has optional electric pool heat, using the latest heat pump technology.
This is $19 per night and is inclusive of tax.
We are happy to invite guests who would like to reserve Whispering Palms for a short stay.
A supplement of $125 is payable on stays of 6 nights or less.
We have introduced a unique referral programme which enables you to accumulate vouchers for future stays at Whispering Palms. this affords an opportunity to stay for a much reduced cost or even for no rental cost bar taxes and pool heat.
Our unique guest referral programme offers an opportunity to accumulate Whispering Palms vouchers.
For referred guests who stay at Whispering Palms you will earn a $75.00 voucher for each week.
So if a guest stays for 2 weeks you will receive vouchers to the value of $150, a 3 week stay $225 and so on.
These vouchers can be redeemed against a future stay at Whispering Palms by you the referrer.
Vouchers can only be redeemed against the base rental charge, before State and Local taxes & electric pool heat.
Vouchers have no cash value & are non transferrable.
Full details are available on request.
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For the golfer there are numerous courses in the area including five on Rotonda and these are The Links, The Palms and The Hills forming the Rotonda Golf and Country Club. Long Marsh part of the Lemon Bay Golf Club and Pinemoor West Golf Club,
As our guests you have beach rights on the beautiful Don Pedro Island, which is part of an extensive chain of barrier islands extending along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Cars are allowed on the island but most people use golf carts to get around. Boaters can tie up at the dock on the bay side of the island, which is lined with mangroves. You may be lucky enough to see endangered animals such as West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, bald eagles, and American oystercatchers. Sea Turtle nesting season is from May to September when you are asked to exercise caution and not disturb the nesting sites; guided walks and educational talks are available by park rangers. Don Pedro is located off the coast of Cape Haze about three miles south of Rotonda West.
For the baseball fan, Port Charlotte stadium is 8 minutes drive from Whispering Palms and February through March the Tampa Bay Rays hold their spring training games here. For visitors outside these months the local team The Stone Crabs play all year and are well worth a visit.
The quiet backwaters of Lemon Bay offer great Bluewater Trails for Kayaking and even the novice will find these waters warm, clear and safe.
This is old world Florida at its best, discover the unspoiled charms of Boca Grande, Cape Haze, Manasota Key and Gasparilla Island.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Bob and I, together with our son Lawrence live in Surrey approximately 25 miles south west of London.
Lawrence has just graduated from Central St Martins where he is was studying womenswear design.
Bob is based at Heathrow where he has been for 32 years.
Why the Owner Chose Rotonda West: We chose to build in Rotonda West due to the peace and beauty of this natural habitat and it's proximity to the stunning coastline of south west Florida.
We hope one day to spend more time in Florida once we are retired but in the interim we love to share Whispering Palms with you our great guests.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: After choosing a lot which would offer, a stunning backdrop and wonderful sunsets we next chose a house design which would offer a floor plan conducive to vacation living. We feel we achieved this and are very proud of our villa in Florida and have received many compliments from previous guests.