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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Rotonda West villa description
As your enter the front door, you are welcomed to a spacious, bright, open area. The living room invites you to a cozy lounge space, which directs you to sliding glass doors leading to the Lanai and the serene pool.
The wonderful over-sized Lanai surrounded with gorgeous pot plants is the main feature for relaxation, next to your enjoyment in the crystal clear pool with a soothing waterfall.
The pool, equipped with solar panel heating, is enclosed within the screened Lanai, providing a bug-free environment under the Florida sun all day long. Electric heating of the pool is available on request at additional charge.
The Lanai is furnished with an elegant patio set that seats six, perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, as well as lounging for those who love to sunbathe or relax by the poolside.
Separate from the outdoor dining area, a beautiful, all-wicker seating area is available for your pleasure of freshly brewed coffee (espresso machine on the premise), and freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice conveniently picked right off the trees in the backyard. A gas barbecue is also provided. It is the perfect tranquil spot to rest, enjoy the peaceful view of the pool, and most of all, observe an abundance of local wildlife (ibis, egrets, wood storks, cranes, herons, osprey, anhingas, cormorants, and gopher turtles).
Back inside, the spacious 2000 square feet home is tastefully decorated with attention to quality and detail. This fully air-conditioned home provides a peaceful and serene setting.
It is a split plan home, with the master bedroom on one side of the house with direct access through sliding glass doors to the Lanai. It has a King size bed, complete with high quality Sealy foam mattress and pillows, en-suite bathroom with a sunken bath, a walk-in Roman shower, two separate vanities, a toilet, and a large walk-in closet.
On the opposite side of the house: a second bedroom - with direct access through sliding glass doors to the Lanai - complete with a Queen size bed. Additionally, there is a third bedroom with two twin beds, providing ample sleeping accommodation for up to six persons.
Both guest bedrooms have their own walk-in closets. The adjoining bathroom is complete with a sink, a toilet, and a combination tub with shower, through which one can access the Lanai, conveniently serving as a pool bathroom.
A generous amount of quality bed and bath-linens are provided.
Hair-dryer is available in the main bathroom.
All beds have top quality silk duvets and waterproof protective covers.
The living room is centered on a 50-inch plasma cable-connected TV and comfortable, modern furniture.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need for meal preparation. It has all the conveniences of home: refrigerator with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher, ice maker, blender, electric kettle, toaster, waffle maker and a garbage disposal.
All bedrooms, the kitchen, the living room and the Lanai are fitted with refreshing ceiling fans.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a cozy nook, which overlooks the pool, open to a lovely view during breakfast and morning coffee. From the nook, the Lanai and pool can be accessed through sliding glass doors.
An elegant formal dining room comfortably seats six people and provides a view of the unique art work and palm trees at the front of the house.
A separate utility room is equipped with a clothes washer, dryer, sink and an ironing board, as well as a self-lifting iron. A spacious double garage with automatic up-and-over door provides substantial short-term storage.
For those who need to keep in touch with family, friends, or business via Internet, there is Comcast (cable) and high-speed/broadband access available to your own personal laptop/notebook (a computer is not provided). The VOIP phone service allows for free local and national (US and Canada) calls, with international calls available by using a phone card (easily purchased locally).
The antimicrobial ultraviolet (UV) light installed in the heating-A/C system ensures that the house remains allergy-free.
There is a Winn-Dixie (discount membership provided), Publix, CVS, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart within a few miles for your shopping needs.
The yard and pool are maintained weekly.
If you need any assistance during your stay, our local management company supervises practical matters, such as any break-downs and end-of-stay cleaning. They are available to help you if such needs arise.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Covered Parking
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- This beach community, with its natural Florida charm, affords a lifestyle to suit all travelers. A choice of beautiful sandy beaches are within a 10-15-minute drive: Boca Grande, Englewood and Venice beaches. No. 1 ranked beach in the USA, Siesta in Sarasota, is 40 minutes away. Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel/Captiva Islands are only a little over an hour away. Marinas with fishing & viewing tours are close by at Placida Harbor. Boat, jet-ski & kayak rentals are available, or trailer your own equipment and enjoy the unlimited amusement provided by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Hire a boat and discover the magic of nearby islands such as Gasparilla and Boca Grande. Enjoy nature at its best, from dolphins and pelicans to cormorants, egrets, and ibis. The keen golfer will certainly appreciate the numerous golf courses in this area. Rotonda has been designed around four full-size golf courses and a network of attractive freshwater canals. The neighbourhood is 'deed restricted', which maintains its immaculate presentation and peaceful surroundings. Rotonda also offers tennis courts, safe walking, biking and abundant wildlife. Enjoy the lakes, canals and the relaxing atmosphere all around you. There is a large variety of local restaurants, which offer a wide range of cuisine. There is also the option of plentiful local supermarkets and shops. For the more serious shopper, there is an excellent shopping mall at Port Charlotte which is only a 15-minute drive away. Experience the delights of old world Venice and historic Punta Gorda, both within a short drive. For visitors wishing to experience other famous Florida attractions, Busch Gardens is just over an hour drive away, while the theme parks of Orlando can be reached in less than three hours. Ft. Myers - (one hour) Museum, fishing, beaches. Tampa – (one hour and half) Busch Gardens, NFL Buccaneers, MLB Devil Rays. Orlando – (three hours away) Disney World, Universal Studios, Epcot. Enjoy sun bathing, swimming, shelling, fishing, and the relaxation that a vacation in our home can provide. So come share in the secret, let other people go to the big commercial beaches, while you relax in the perfect vacation spot! ...moreless
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One of the best
One of the best
Having visited Rotunda West for the last 15 years I can report this is one of the best rental properties on the estate. A great deal of thought has been placed on the comfort of clients, especially the outdoor living area where the patio furniture is top quality. The welcome items are nice touch and not seen enough in most rental properties. Magdalena kept in touch and vacation of 4 weeks went without a hitch.
- Guest Stun (Manchester,UK)
- Date of stay 06/18/13
- Review Submitted 07/22/13
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Villa was just as described, with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. Right from the start Magdalena was so helpfull and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and the welcome was just as nice with an email to check we arrived safely. The large lot and landscaping made the villa very private. The size and layout of the lanai was excellent as the sun was on the deck the whole day. Fab pool and the waterfall was very relaxing. Having the use of the bikes was great and got us out and about the neighbourhood, however, it took a wee while to master the fixed wheel gearing!! We had a very enjoyable stay which even tropical storm Andrea didnt spoil.
- Guest lyndamac (caithness, Scotland)
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/18/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers.
A Real Gem in Rotonda
A Real Gem in Rotonda
We have just enjoyed six weeks vacation in Magdalena's delightful Rotonda home. The house has everything to make a perfect holiday - comfortable, spotless accommodation, beautiful pool with spacious lanai and screened deck in a great location. There is a real feeling of space and the villa is situated on a double lot with flowering shrubs and palms providing a picturesque setting and privacy without spoiling views of the canal backdrop. Birdlife is in abundance and a great source of pleasure visually and to the ear. We spent many contented hours relaxing around the pool enjoying the natural sights and sounds. Magdalena, a true perfectionist, really went the extra mile to make sure everything was just right for us and was keen that our stay went smoothly. The villa has some lovely touches and is very well equipped. There are even two bicyles in the garage for those who like some gentle exercise on the safe and undemanding local roads. Rotonda is a pleasant, quiet residential community with excellent restaurants just a short drive away, many with sea and sunset views. We have already made plans for our return later in the year. Graham & Laraine Cheshire UK
- Guest Graham (Cheshire UK)
- Date of stay 04/04/13
- Review Submitted 05/25/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+.
Planning our stay at this home started months prior to our arrival. Magdalena, the owner, was genuinely concerned that her vacation home was going to exceed our expectations - and it did. Most of our previous rentals included a "you never told us that" kind of surprise. This year was the exception. Magdalena's communication with us was frequent and detailed, presumably to avoid any last minute surprises. The cable service was interrupted one evening. We lost television, internet and telephone service. Magdalena investigated and took steps to ensure service was promptly restored. We found the home exactly as depicted in the many photographs. It was clean and well appointed. All the mattresses were new and high-end. We have never slept so soundly. The majority of our time was spent relaxing around the beautiful salt-water pool. The patio furniture was the nicest we have enjoyed. In fact, visitors next door came over for a look and were immediately impressed with the outdoor appointments. Both the neighbours and street were quiet, which made early morning walks especially relaxing. For those not familiar with the Englewood / Port Charlotte area, it has been described as Florida's best kept secret. Visitors enjoy quiet beaches, less traffic congestion and reasonable prices. Rotonda itself is a nature sanctuary. Good restaurants and shopping are minutes away as are I-75 and Fort Myers Airport. We have wintered all over Florida but settled on Rotonda. If you spend time here, you'll know why. We hope that Magdalena will allow us to enjoy this gem in the future and have no reservations recommending it to others.
- Guest Mac (Windsor, Ontario)
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/18/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.
Rotonda West, Florida
Rotonda West, Florida
Our stay was great !!!! Very nice home...The Owner has done a really nice job on their home and everything was very comfortable.I would highly recommend this property.This home is in an area close to Great dinning...shopping...beaches....If the beautiful pool doesn't satisfy you...the beaches are only 20 to 30 min. away....Nicola's restaurant...is a great place for Italian....Sharky's in Venice is an excellent place for a sunset dinner....Joe Cracker by the mall in Port Charlotte...or just grilling out by the pool....Enjoy !!!
- Guest Dave (Marion, Ohio)
- Date of stay 01/12/13
- Review Submitted 01/29/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Thank You for a great time
Thank You for a great time
Our first time renting a house in this area and it was a perfect stay all around.I would absolutely recommend this renter.The house was clean looked just like it did in the photos.Thank You for a great first time stay we enjoyed every day of it
- Guest STEPHEN A.
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/26/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
It was a lovely experince which stared the moment we opened the door, from the brightness , species and perfectly clean rooms , provided us with a nice welcoming invitation to stay. We later disovered how great your taste was in terms of decorating and fine attention to the detail you have ( even the bottle of wine was a very good choice).Your kitchen is very well equiped with all necessary applinces and your washer and dryer it looks like just arrived from the store , making our experience even more wonderful. For those who will be staying in Magdalena House - here is a good tip, just beside her pool is a grapefruit tree which provided us with the juice I've ever had.Than you Magdalena for now, we'll be back.
- Guest Zdzislaw (Scarborough, Ontario)
- Date of stay 12/28/12
- Review Submitted 01/18/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
January to April: $2900 a month or $850 a week plus 12% Florida Tax; May to November: $1900 a month or $600 a week plus 12% Florida Tax; December: $2700 a month or $800 a week plus 12% Florida Tax; weekly/monthly rentals Monthly rate includes cleaning fee, otherwise upto $150 cleaning fee per stay. Solar pool heating available, no additional fee is charged. Pool electric heating available at additional cost of $150.00 per month. Payment in full 1 month prior to arrival. Refundable $300 security deposit.
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Wildlife around the house...
Snake for lunch. Photo taken by our guest Graham.
Sunbathing alligator. Photo taken by our guest Graham.
Lemon tree crop. Photo taken by our guest Graham.
Lanai - sitting area
View of the house
Formal dinning room
Third bedroom with two beds
Osprey on the pine tree in front of the house. Photo taken by our guest George.
Settling down. Photo taken by our guest Graham.
Building the nest. Photo taken by our guest Graham.
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