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Simply stunning, big pool sun all day, on golf course. Our guests say it all about this villa, they come back year after year......
Armadillo is a very high spec luxury villa complete with all those little extras. Amazing contemporary open plan great room, 3 large bedrooms & a separate den, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6. Large oversize deck has sun all day, big solar & electric heated pool & spa, loungers & chairs, covered dining area and a gas BBQ grill.
The stunning designer created great room has soaring ceilings, a walnut floor and a wall of glass sliders which can be opened to the deck outside. There are stylish sofas and chairs, formal dining for six & a separate relaxing nook area. The room is finished to the highest standard with original artwork and decorative finishes. High speed WiFi is included and there is 46in cable TV, DVD, CD & MP3 player. There is always a selection of books, music and games for guests to enjoy. There is a separate den or study with cable TV, DVD and CD players. The modern kitchen is separated from the great room by a long breakfast bar with seating for six people. It has all stainless steel appliances, fridge with chilled water and ice maker, dishwasher, microwave and cooker, plus electric kettle, coffee maker and even a bread maker. There are plentiful cooking utensils and classic white tableware, plus pool crockery and glasses. The separate laundry room has front loading washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
Two bedrooms are en-suite both with pool access, the master has a king size bed (UK super king) jacuzzi & walk in shower, a twin vanity and walk in closet. The second a queen size bed (UK king), lots of build in closet space and en-suite with twin vanity and large shower. the large airy third bedroom has a built in closet, cathedral ceilings, two singles beds and use of the family bathroom which can also be accessed from the deck area. All have flat screen TVs with cable, the master also has a DVD player. All the rooms are beautifully furnished and decorated with original paintings, prints, photography, beautiful decorative pieces and finishing touches.
The garage is remote opening. Provided for guest use are 4 adult bikes, tennis rackets, golf clubs, fishing rods, bait box, pool toys, beach coolers, sun umbrella, beach chairs & beach towels.
Our home is on Rotonda West in the quiet newer Pine Valley area. This is a peaceful residential community and Bird Sanctuary built to a unique design copying the points of the compass. At its heart is a 30 acre Community Park with free tennis courts, playground and bike trails through the nature reserve. There is much wildlife including bobcats, tortoises, armadillos and hawks. Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with 5 golf courses on Rotonda alone and the villa backs onto the fairway of the newest course.
This special area is only a few minutes drive from the barrier islands and miles of quiet gulf coast beaches. Fishing is wonderfully varied, from the local canals, lakes and creeks to fishing from the many public beach and river piers. You can also hire a boat or book a backwater or sport fishing trip, the area is known for its world class Tarpon fishing.
Dining and shopping possibilities are many and varied including local supermarkets and restaurants only five minutes drive away. There are malls and major restaurant chains at Port Charlotte 15-20 minutes away and a choice of big outlet malls around an hour and a half away.
Rotonda is approximately one hours easy drive from the cultural city of Sarasota, one and a half from Tampa and Busch Gardens and two and a half hours from Orlando for Disney and the other parks.
Full changes of linen is provided for each bed.
The master suite has direct pool access, a flat screen TV with cable and DVD player and a walk in closet.
The large second guest suite also has direct pool access and a flat screen TV with cable and generous closet space.
The spacious third bedroom has two single beds, a flat screen TV with cable and use of the family bathroom. A large closet and cathedral ceilings.
The den or study with cable TV, DVD and CD players has a double sofa bed which may be used for an occasional overnight stay but is not suitable for a full rental. This can be useful for our long stay winter guests....moreless
Master en-suite has a walk-in roman shower and corner Jacuzzi bath with a long marble topped his and hers vanity unit and a hair dryer.
Guest en-suite has a large shower, twin vanity and a hair dryer.
The third bathroom which can also be accessed from the pool has a large shower and twin vanity.
Each bathroom is stocked with ample additional towels and included is a large supply of beach towels....moreless
In addition to the great room there is a separate nook area with comfortable tub chairs, a separate den or study with sofa and desk, plus a breakfast bar with high stools that seats six and separates the kitchen from the great room.
There are comfortable loungers and chairs on the deck as well as an additional undercover dining table and a large gas BBQ grill. Also provided are 4 adult bikes, tennis racquets, fishing rods and bait boxes. Beach chairs, sun umbrella and coolers, pool toys.
The pool and spa area has a child safety barrier which when erected separates the pool and deck area and is ideal for guests with small children.
The community park is less than 1 mile away and has free tennis courts, a child's playground and biking trails.
Our local, family run management company lives on Rotonda and are always happy to help with any enquiries or to quickly sort out any problems if they arise....moreless
There is an additional preparation and final cleaning fee of £80, this is a one off payment per stay
Solar heating for the pool and spa is included in the rental. Additional electric pool heating is available at £70 per week
(Recommended in cooler months). This must be requested at time of booking
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Booking deposit is 20% non refundable to secure rental
Full balance of payment is due 60 days before booking commences
Payment can also be made in US Dollars at the current exchange rate, the rate is then held
Payment in Euros incurs a fee to cover bank charges
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Our home is in Rotonda West in the quiet newer Pine Valley area of Rotonda. This is a peaceful residential community and Bird Sanctuary built to a unique design copying the points of the compass. At its heart is a 30 acre Community Park with free tennis courts, playground and bike trails through the nature reserve.
Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, Rotonda has 5 courses and the villa backs onto the fairway of the newest one.
This special area is only a few minutes drive from the barrier islands and quiet beauty of the gulf coast beaches.
Fishing is wonderful from the local canals and creeks to the many public beach and river piers. Hire a boat or book a backwater or sport fishing trip for Tarpon, Marlin or Shark.
There is great dining and shopping, local supermarkets and restaurants are only 5 minutes drive away with malls, major food chains and a cinema at Port Charlotte a 15-20 minutes drive.
It is an easy 1 hour drive from Sarasota or 2 and a half hours from the Orlando parks.
Other Activities: golf, fishing, boating, canoeing, nature watching, cycling, tennis
Golf: Rotonda Golf and Country Club offers 99 holes that challenge all skill levels.
Rotonda has been awarded a 'Beginner Friendly Certification' from the National Golf Course Owners Association as well as the Charlotte Sun Herald's Reader's choice award for being the best course in Charlotte County. There are 5 courses The Hills. Long Marsh. The Palms. The Links and Pinemoor all with challenging, well maintained fairways that provide a new golfing experience with every round.
Special offer deals are available including cart hire, as are private lessons. Clubs can be hired by the round and there is a Pro shop and restaurant at the main club house.
About the owner: I am a retired medical doctor and my wife Ann is a retired company director. We live in a victorian cottage in rural Suffolk, England that we share with two cats!
Why the Owner Chose Rotonda West: We built this house as our second home with everything in it as we wanted it to be.
Having had villa holidays in many countries we were continually drawn back to Rotonda and so it seemed the logical place to build our dream home.