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Newly Decorated! Sand Dollar Villa - SW Facing Spa and Pool, River view

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,179 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bathroom spa/pool home. Private lot. Mins to beaches.

What is your idea of the perfect vacation? Soaking in a jetted spa? Swimming in your own private pool overlooking a beautiful river? Relaxing in a lounge chair steps away from your own gorgeous living space? Playing golf, walking, or riding bikes?

Sand Dollar Villa has all this…come and live in the beauty of our 2,179 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bathroom private villa in the Pine Valley Section of Rotonda.

Towering queen palm trees and meticulous tropical landscaping will herald your arrival. The double lot is speckled with tropical trees.

Swim in the sparkling pool or soak in the bubbling spa while gazing at the Rotonda River, home to alligators, turtles and exotic birds. The southwest facing pool deck has plenty of room for the 4 sun loungers and a table which seats six. Beautiful tropical landscaping surrounds the whole house. A barbecue is located on the lanai.

Walk into the front door and delight in the relaxing feel of coastal colors! This house has been professionally decorated with all new furnishings which provide utmost in comfort and style. The 16 x 17’ great room has a sofa, two chairs, and recliner. Oversized lanai doors open to the pool deck.

Tall arched windows grace the lovely dining room with a round pedestal table that seats 4 – 6.

The elegant 13 x 19’ master bedroom has three arched windows and French doors which also open onto the pool deck. It contains a king size bed, bench, dresser, and flat screen TV. The attached master bathroom has a roman shower and garden tub. His and her sinks are separated by a handy drawer unit.

The kitchen has all the cooking utensils and appliances you will need for your visit. It has a center island with a cook top, wine cooler, microwave/convection and regular convection oven, dishwasher and garbage disposal. Solid surface counters as well as real wood cabinets, and a mosaic backsplash make this kitchen exceptional. Eat your meals in the nook while enjoying the tropical vistas.

Walk out to the lanai through sliding glass doors from guest bedroom 1 which contains a queen size bed, nightstand, and dresser. Attached is a sitting room, where you can relax and watch television before retiring for the night. Down the hallway you will find the guest bathroom and guest bedroom 2, which also has a queen bed, nightstand, and a dresser. Both bedrooms have large closets. The guest wing can be closed off with a slider door to ensure guest privacy.

Our home also has a laundry room with a washer and dryer. The attached triple card garage provides convenience. Four cruiser bicycles are available for your enjoyment. We also have a portable type crib for infants -toddlers.

Elegance, style, and comfort in a peaceful, private setting are what Sand Dollar Villa has to offer. It is minutes away from old Florida style restaurants, glistening beaches, parks with walking trails, and golf courses. Visitors enjoy spotting the varied wildlife from bald eagles to alligators!

I would love to hear from you. Contact me today to help you plan your upcoming vacation in our exquisite home, Sand Dollar Villa.

More Details

Sandy Howlett
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Sandy Howlett

My husband and I live in Rochester, New York. He is a farmer and grain trader and handler. I am a first grade teacher, and have taught school for 35 years. Our grown children live close by. We all love to vacation in Rotonda, FL.

Sandy Howlett purchased this villa in 2013

Why Sandy Howlett chose Pine Valley

We chose this exquisite property because of the waterfront location and double lot on beautiful Boundary Blvd. The pool and spa have lovely views of the Rotonda River. This home will provide a wonderful retreat from Rochester winters once we retire.

What makes this villa unique

spa, double lot, beautiful arched windows throughout, rich colors, tile floor, volume ceilings , beautiful guest bedrooms with a pocket door to close off the guest side for privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We are enjoying your beautiful home. We felt very comfortable, just like at home. The pool and spa were great. Thank you for sharing your home, we will come back sometime." ...Excerpt from message left in guest book.
Jan 2014
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Pine Valley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2179 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , TV and french doors to lanai
    Guest 1 - 1 queen , separate sitting room with TV, doors to lanai
    Guest 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Portable crib on site for infant - toddler.


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Newly Decorated! Sand Dollar Villa - SW Facing Spa and Pool, River view
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Selsdon, Surrey

Luxury villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at sand dollar villa. The new refurbishment was beautiful and very confortable. There was every amenity needed for an excellent holiday. The pool was lovely and warm and the deck furniture was sturdy ..something we haven't always found at other villas. A great holiday in a first class villa. Location is a little out of the way.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you. I’m so glad the new furnishings felt comfortable and looked amazing! We want Sand Dollar Villa to be a top notch rental! It is, in fact, a little out of the way, and that helps create a quiet, peaceful, relaxing vacation! Thank you for your great review...come back to Sand Dollar Villa soon!
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Ft Wayne, In

Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

Sandy was great to work with answering questions before & during the rental. Prompt return of security deposit! Wow is all I can say about the master bedroom & bath. Such a comfortable king bed along with the large shower!! Loved being able to park in a large garage. Pool & spa were great & heated the way we like it. The covered area of the lanai with light & ceiling fan were used often. We rode 2 of the cruiser bikes daily along with walking also. Nice area to do both. Publix grocery store not to far away. Ate breakfast & lunch at the house then dinner out. We ate at the Fishery (loved the broiled grouper) & other restaurants that Sandy recommended. Very informative binder to answer questions, restaurant descriptions & use of home. Thanks again for sharing your lovely home. Saw it is already booked for this time next year. Will be back another year.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Vacation Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous villa with every upgrade. Beautiful windows to admire the lovely canal view. The landscaping is well cared for and lush. Beautiful master suite with high end furniture. Everything in the home immaculate! One of the best Rotunda rentals on the market. The owner and the rental caretaker are both wonderful and easy to work with. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aberdeen Scotland

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Sand Dollar villa We had a great holiday and would highly recommend this beautiful home

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Property

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and had a wonderful stay in this property. It is very spacious and clean. The pool is fantastic, plus the spa. It is located in a very quiet neighbourhood. The view from the back is a river and trees which is very peaceful and there were some nice sunsets. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

This home was very nice and had all we needed, the location was close to everything, was highly maintained ,enjoyed the pool and kids liked the hot tub, as well as seeing Al the gator every once in awhile....would stay there again, would recommend it

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Waterside Grille at Gasparilla Marina
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rotonda Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 776
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Fishery
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Englewood Beach & beaches on Boca Grande
Car: necessary

This is one of the world venues for Tarpon Fishing from mid-April to late July. Old Florida style restaurants are close by. Rotonda West is a golf community with six golf courses. The Rotonda Community Park in the center of Rotonda offers tennis courts, a pavilion with picnic tables and grills, a walking/bike trail and children's playground. Stump Pass Beach and Englewood Beach are minutes away, as is the quaint island of Boca Grande, also with fabulous beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax

Spa / Pool Heat $10.00 per day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.