Luxury Spacious Villa on Beautiful Canal [#80081] | View Property
Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)
$1148/wk US Dollars
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Our month in Paradise!!!
Our month in Paradise!!!
This was the first time we rented this property. We could not have been more pleased. From the first day of entering the door, we had a sense of peace. The house was immaculate from top to bottom. The kitchen was stocked with everything necessary for great meals. The lanai with its sparkling pool and toasty hot tub was fantastic. The whole house sound system provided wonderful music as we sat by the pool. The view over the canal from the lanai provided more wildlife viewings than can be counted: heron, grackles, cardinals, egret and, yes, alligators. We're sure we not only saw "George" the alligator but his extended family members as well. We even saw a stunning bald eagle dive for a fish and take off across the canal. One morning we saw a pair of spectacular Sandhill Cranes directly in back of the screen cage. They stayed for quite some time. We walked the quiet neighborhood roads every morning, toured the area seeing Dearborn Street in Englewood which has a spectacular farmer's market every Thursday, the beautiful old florida atmosphere of Boca Grande only 14 miles away, sunsets at Englewood Beach with a wonderful drumming circle one evening at sunset...great meals at some fabulous cafes and restaurants, the historic town of Venice Beach with its wonderful shops and cafes as well as the Venice Beach Pier which is wonderful for bird and people watching. We could go on forever about the accommodations and the area. The property is very convenient to several beaches and shopping areas yet it is tucked away in a serene and peaceful environment. Perfect! Lastly, property management folks were extremely helpful and cordial when we had a few initial questions. Many thanks to them! The memories of our February in your wonderful home, Andy, will remain with us. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven! We hope to be back in the future!
- Guest Jack and Kathy (Quebeck, TN)
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/08/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you Jack andy Kathy I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at my peace off tranquility and calm and would so like to see you return in the future. You certainly did get about by the sound of it and there is still plenty to see and do. When you do return you will notice slight changes to the villa as I continually upgrade appliances and have a constant maintenance and improvement program underway when I am there so that the villa is always fresh and up to date Once again it was nice to have you as my guests and look forward to seeing you in the future Regards Andy
Fantastic villa - great location - spotless!
Fantastic villa - great location - spotless!
Booked a very last minute week away and was a bit nervous about doing everything at such speed. However, we shouldn't have worried as the villa was great. We arrived very late so couldn't get a real feel of everything until the morning. The back of the villa overlooks the waterway and the views were super. The pool was nice and large and we saw lots of wildlife which the kids enjoyed. The villa itself was nice, spacious and clean with lots of little extra touches to make it really feel like home-from-home. Rotonda is a great place to base yourself and then go out and about exploring the surrounding area - although a car is very much a necessity. The beaches were so clean and empty, plenty of local restaurants to choose from; many championship golf courses and we would definitely recommend booking a sunset boat tour in the hope of seeing some dolphins. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay and we would recommend Rotonda and this villa to others who want to escape from the maddening crowds and chill for a while. Thanks Andy !
- Guest Sunlover (Bucks, UK, )
- Date of stay 04/25/12
- Review Submitted 05/02/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for your comments on the villa,Rotonda and the surounding area. I was happy to take your late booking and am so glad you loved the villa and its aspect on the canal and thank you for leaving it as you found it. Yes there are a lot of things to do espetially if you like Golf. Water sports, Nature resurves. Biking on the nice flat roads, I pride myself on the clean welcoming nature of the house and try my utmost to have all the latest features included so that my guests want for nothing during there stay. I go to the house at least four times a year to make sure the house doesnt get stale and in need of refurbishment so the maintanance program is in constant review with the latest updates as required. If you find that you have more time on your hands for a longer stay then you will be more than welcome to return and i have now installed a PS3 in the lounge for your childrens amusement Regards Andy
Fabulous holiday in fabulous surroundings
Fabulous holiday in fabulous surroundings
After a fabulous holiday with my family at the villa l have decided to leave you my feelings about the Whole adventure. On arrival the house was immaculate and all that l had expected when l booked. Everything was a pleasure to see and use ,nothing left to chance all first class. All the amenities were first class and nothing left to chance ,pool was fabulous ideal for the leisure that we needed .plenty of home from home comforts just to make our stay special. The plants and all the flowers were all in full bloom so it made it all so marvellous the resident croc was about so we managed togetso good photos of him. We managed to use the bikes as a bit of exercise the local breakfast cafe was a good ride in a morning . Bushe gardens was a very good day out worth the trip not that far really. Plenty to do around the area and the whole family found plenty to keep us busy. Restaurant ,golf ,fishing,swimming you name it we did it . Expect to book again as enjoyed it so much Thanks Andy for all your help and assistance in making it a pleasurable holiday.
- Guest alex jackson (Manchester)
- Date of stay 04/24/12
- Review Submitted 09/02/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hi Alex and family Thank you for your kind comments and i am so glad you all enjoyed your stay and made full use of the villa and its amenities and thank you for leaving it as you found it as the managament co said they looked forward to your return in 2013. I am glad you found the local attractions as i tried to direct you too. The gattor at the bottom of the garden has been in the area for six years and is part of the attraction and as you can see perfectly safe The bikes do allow you to go on the nature trails and the area is so flat its a nice ride for breakfast and groseries at the local shops. When you decide you would like to go again i would be more than happy to arange your car hire again. With the golf cources being so close i aggree you were spoilt for choice and if you do as you said and bring your freinds next time then my freind has anouther luxury villa near mine so we could cater for you all I hope to hear from you in the new year Kind regards Andy I hope to see you in the new year
Enzo & Anita & Susie / GermanyGuest comment entered by owner
Enzo & Anita & Susie / Germany
Hi Andy Well what can i say what a beautifull house lovely and quiet seeing all the different birds from the pool deck and the hot tub. The house was imaculate and would recomend to all. The local beach is close with white sand so we got a lovely tan We all dont want to go home so we will be back soon Best wishes Enzo Anita Susie
- Guest Enzo
- Date of stay 04/18/12
- Review Submitted 04/29/12
Not what I paid for
Not what I paid for
I have been visiting Rotonda since 2004. I have rented several vrbo villas and never had any issues with the villa or owner. This particular rental had pool and hot tub issues that the owner admitted to knowing about prior to our arrival. The entire time that I should have been relaxing, I was either on the phone with the manager, putting water in the pool and hot tub, turning valves I knew nothing about. I paid for heat in the hot tub...it didn't work. When we arrived, the pool looked like pond water. They did send someone out but it was never vacuumed and the chemicals were so strong we couldn't use it for a day or. I live in the mountains of TN and have cleaner water in the creeks than I did in the pool at this rental. Carpet was very stained and the play station didn't work. I also had to keep flipping the breakers to get the outlets to work in the kitchen. Andy, the owner, was very responsive prior to me renting. Once I got there, it was a different story. If he knew there was a problem with the pool leaking and the heat in the hot tub not working...he should have notified me and gave me the option to find another rental. That would have been the right thing to do. A week after being home, I still can't get him to respond to me about my security deposit or refunding my $90 for hot tub heat that didn't work. I did my part...I paid him in a timely manner. I should receive the same respect. Vacations are to relax. Get away from all the troubles for a few days! Not this vacation! Frustrated and disappointed in TN!
- Guest AAustin (Johnson City, TN)
- Date of stay 04/07/12
- Review Submitted 04/19/12
Owner response: I have been on VRBO since 2006 and this is the first negative review i have recived due to malicious allegations The pool service is weekly on tuesday the guest arrived 8pm Saturday night after rainstorms which effect the pool quality nessesitating extra maintanance on Tuesday. The pool had a suspected leak off 1" per three days which was programed to be investigated when all guest had gone to reduce inconvenionce and disruption. They were asked to put the water hose in for 10 mins as required but this was "not my job" The Spa heater trip switch was found to have triped due to the storms so a $90 refund was offerd. The Playstation power lead had been moved by a previouse renter and was easly found. Five times my Management co asked to attend the house but was refused access to solve the problem When the renter moved out at 4am we could see why they didnt want a maintanance call. The house wes in Total "disaray" The air conditioning control was altered and froze up The BBQ was used and not cleaned as set out on vrbo there was damage to the third bedroom walls which needed maintanance There was BBQ food left in Fridge but they denied using it The carpets had candy sqwashed into them requiring cleaning There was no attempt to put the pool deck Toys and chairs back where they were found. Sand from the beach was found in the Hot tub with no attempt to clean and they denied using it (with three kids) The bed sheets were not put in the washer on Departure which is normal practice to help the cleaners. As i was the next person to be at the house i asked the management not to touch it so i could see the damage and take pictures for future action. This is the one and only time i have had to withhold a security deposit due to a total disrespect for other peoples property and for me to reinstate the house (my home)to its previose well maintained condition. I always have total contact with my guests and have been congratulated for my friendly easy way of doing business The guest has left this negative review as a way to justify there obviouse lack of renting etecate
Ray / CANADAGuest comment entered by owner
Ray / CANADA
Hi Andy Thank you for letting us stay at your beutifull villa in Rotonda it was just as discribed in the spec. Nice and clean very well presented and a helpfull maintanance co. The pool and Spa were in constant use as it was so nice and with the sun on the pool all day we had a wonderfull time lazing about on the loungers We have been to Rotonda several times and this was the best villa by far with the nice calm atmosphere and constant wildlife passing by. We were very impressed with the spec of the villa with the HDtv"s and PS2/3 players which is a lot more than you would expect from a Holiday villa let alone your own personel home Once again thank you and we will be back in the future Regards
- Guest Ray
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 05/07/12
Lovely villaGuest comment entered by owner
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful villa. The pool and Hot tub were in constant use and we felt right at home. The house was nice and clean and the management very helpfull. Thank you for a wonderfull vacation. We will be in touch again in the future Regards Mike & Kendra
- Guest Mike & Kendra / canada
- Date of stay 01/14/12
- Review Submitted 04/29/12
We have been travelling to what we call our paradise Rotonda almost every year since 1994 staying in various houses but must say this house by far was one of the better houses and the cleanest we have stayed in. very relaxing by the pool & jacuzzi day & night. the villa is well equipped with everything you need. we stayed for 23 days but just didn't want to leave. the surounding area & beaches are beautiful especially Boco Grande shark fishing off the beach is a must. we do hope to return again next year and look forward to rebooking. thank you again Andy for a lovely stay.
- Guest V (United Kingdom)
- Date of stay 05/25/10
- Review Submitted 09/16/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you Val and Ian I hope your stay at the villa allowed you to chill out after your hectic year you have just been thru Would love for you to come back if you are in the area again Regards Andy
If you are looking for a fully functional well equipped holiday home this is the place to stay. I have just returned from a two week stay in this Villa. I have to say that the pictures do not give it the justice it deserves and the whole ambiance of the villa is something I find hard to put into words. The owner has provided everything to make your stay as easy as possible. The area is calm and peaceful enabling you to relax. The surrounding area, has stunning beaches and good restaurants, not only that you have privy to wonderful wildlife just sitting by the pool, or enjoying an evening meal on the patio area and watching the stars at night. I truly recommend this to anyone who wants to have an insight of heaven on earth. (In fact I liked it so much I have offered to stay there for ever).
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/10/08
- Review Submitted 05/10/08
Owner response: Thank you for your very profound endorsment of my villa and the holiday experiance you had. I hope you return to fullfill your dream and enjoy the delights of the Gulf coast again soon. Regards Andy
We spent February and March at Andy's villa, and we could not have had a better time. The house is perfect, the location is great, and the property management people are very helpful. I'd rent again from Andy.
- Guest Robert Fogler (Cincinnati, OH)
- Date of stay 04/25/08
- Review Submitted 04/25/08
Owner response: Thanks for your comments Bob its good to hear you had a good time.
Andy's house was great! The floor plan was perfect. The location allowed us to go to the beach everyday and still come back to swim in the pool and sunbathe. Andy was great about answering my many, many questions and that made me feel very secure and that I made the right choice.
- Guest Ashley Whitis (Brownsburg, IN)
- Date of stay 04/10/08
- Review Submitted 04/10/08
Owner response: Thank you Ashley it was a pleasure having you and your family in the villa and i hope you think of us for your future requirements
This home is a beautifully furnished villa. The sun is on the screened lanai and pool area virtually all day. If you want shade you can sit in the eating and lounging area under roof. The owner, Andy, is very accommodating. We love the Englewood/Rotonda area with its beaches,golf, dining and shopping. There is something here for everyone. We enjoyed Andy's vila so much that we are returning in 2009. Peter and Joan, Canada
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 01/28/08
- Review Submitted 01/28/08
Owner response: Peter and Joan thank you for your comments as they mean so much to me to know that you have enjoyed your stay and found everything to your likeing. Its been a pleasure to have you and i am pleased you have booked for Jan-Feb 09. Andy
Thank you for your comments and the photo of yourselves and your friends you left in the house guest book. I'm glad you all enjoyed your stay for two months and will look forward to your next visit. Regards ANDY
- Guest ANDY56 (-)
- Date of stay 05/07/07
- Review Submitted 05/07/07
I once again had the pleasure of staying in this lovely villa in Dec 06 thru Jan 8 07. Spending New Years Eve in Port Charlotte was one of the best I have ever had. Not only was the weather beautiful but it was wonderful being able to swim outside in Dec and Jan. The wildlife that showed up was amazing and my friends couldn't believe the pictures that I showed them of what showed up right in the back yard.The birds that were there that time of year were a sight to see. This villa is so much like being at home when your there that you just don't want to leave. (That's without all the stress of being at home that is.) It is and was one of the most relaxing vacations I have had and I will once again reserve it in the coming year of 2007.
- Guest Theresa24 (Hiram, Ga )
- Date of stay 03/28/07
- Review Submitted 03/28/07
Owner response: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SURPRISE SECOND VISIT I AM GLAD YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AND WELCOME YOU BACK IN THE NEAR FUTURE, ANDY
I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful villa in June 06, Unfortunalty I only had that pleasure for 9 days. The pictures do not do this gorgous villa justice at all. It is much more beautiful when you see it in person. Not only is the pool and hot tub absolutly beautiful but the view of the canal and the wild life that showed up there were amazing. The patio has an area that is covered so we ate out there when we stayed at the villa for dinner. The resturants and shops were very good and interesting and not once did we have a bad meal when we went out. The villa is very close to all shops and resturants. One day we drove into Sarasota to go to one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. It is called Vista Sei. I lived in Hawaii for 12 years and I can honstely say that that beach was not only one of the most beautiful I have ever seen but well worth the 45 min drive to get there.The villa was well stocked with everything you will need for your stay there. From pots and pans to towels and blowdryers. You won't want for anything at all to make your stay anymore comfortable than it will already be. I have already booked the villa for next year and am going to be staying 3 weeks this time. It is one of the most relaxing hollidays I have had in years and I highly recommened to everyone.
- Guest Resa1 (HIram, Georgia)
- Date of stay 10/27/06
- Review Submitted 10/27/06
Having recently returned from a really adorable villa l had to put pen to paper and thank the owner for the marvellous surroundings as they were describe when we booked. We have 2 children and wanted to have the ability to relax and also have an adventurous holiday this was combined with all our expectations of the villa The settings are really fabulous and yet still close enough to all the entertainment.although the pictures of the villa are really beautifull but they do not do the villa justice as it is far more spectacular and inviting. The canal behind the villa is very relaxing and easy to get used to.We have decide to book for next year with the golf courses and shopping available in the area l dought that any of us will get bored.We have already decide that we will stay for 3 weeks instead of 2 Thank you once again for a really lovely holiday.
- Guest alex jackson (Manchester)
- Date of stay 10/21/06
- Review Submitted 10/21/06
We stayed in this villa in sept 06 and was very happy with the discription given and the beautifull location. We had a fantastic stay and had full use of the extencive facilates. The wildlife on the canal was facanating to watch as we lounged around the pool which was 94" degrees. The local beaches were as discribed long white and inviting. We had a very exciting day on the everglades. Then the next we were at bush gardens. The local resturants were as expected good food and good prices. We have rebooked to go to this villa next july as it was so good.
- Guest thresa keeler (gillingham kent)
- Date of stay 10/05/06
- Review Submitted 10/05/06