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Riverwood 4.5 stars Golf: Spacious, Elegant home. Preserve view ! PET FRIENDLY

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 30 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living and family room, salt pool & spa

Brand new. One of the more spacious home in Riverwood with an oversized lanai and pool/spa area. It is spacious with high ceiling. 2 master suites, an excellent floor plan with full pool bath. Open kitchen with granit counter top and breakfast bar. Tastefully decorated, it is the perfect place to entertain, to relax and enjoy from the nature and all amenities offered by Riverwood Golf and Country club community. The pool area has been set up to have a view on wild life from the preserve, you can also see Myakka river from the sun deck. Enjoy also the orchids and flowers selection in the green garden created by the owner who loves flowers, and birds. A pleasure for the eyes and the photographs...

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Annette

We are European from Belgium, we have discovered South West Florida a few years ago and fall in love with Sarasota area and more specificaly with Englewood, Rotonda West and Port Charlotte communities. The nature is beautiful, the beaches gorgeous and the people very welcoming. We come here as much as possible and we are renting when our family and friends are not using it.

Annette purchased this house in 2011

Why Annette chose Riverwood

We bought it brand new and we add a green garden and an incredible wide lanai with an oversized pool and spa. We select salt water as it is better for the skin. We like to entertain so we have added many chairs and long chairs, 2 sitting areas. I like to cook and the open kitchen has all what we need to enjoy from life, food and drinks! All the bedrooms are spacious, all the beds are top quality. It is our paradise and will be yours during your stay! Every day we are watching the nature preserve from our deck.

What makes this house unique

The location is very unique, it is the perfect place to enjoy all of Florida. If you are golfing, fishing, bicycling, walking, swimming, surfing, snorkeling,... or just relaxing or shopping it is the right place


Riverwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , separated toilet 2 vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1 vanity, access to pool
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , one vanity
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Guest Bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Riverwood 4.5 stars Golf: Spacious, Elegant home. Preserve view ! PET FRIENDLY
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Une tres belle experience

  • 5 of 5

Maison superbe, toutes les commoditées, nous sugérons cette endroit pour un séjour des plus relaxant

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was okay.

  • 2 of 5

Pros: Our first impression of the house was good. Everything was clean and ready to go. We had to pay by sending credit card information to them which worked out good. We were very leery at first to send our money like that, but they wont steal your money and everything they said about the house was accurate. There was plenty of space in the house. It is a very quiet community so if you want peace and quiet this is the house for you....

Cons: The Riverwood community is not kid friendly. We got a complaint the first day that we were too loud when the kids were swimming in the afternoon; so if you have kids who like to be kids you probably shouldn't stay here. The pots and pans are all scratched and are pretty gross. The freezer leaked the whole time and the ice dispenser was all rusty and gross. We had two vehicles which took up all the garage space so we moved the garbage cans to the front of the house which apparently we were not supposed to do so they got fined 100$. When we got to the house we were supposed to check the grill for cleanliness. It was very very dirty. It look like it hadn't been cleaned in 5 years. In the pool area all of the cushions were stacked up so we had to put them out ourselves, but we didn't because all of the chairs had tons of spider webs and spiders on them. We tried spraying them off with the hose, but they were relentless so we gave up and didn't get to enjoy the chairs. The cushions are also very dirty compared to the pictures. After staying in this house for two weeks you can definitely tell that this is a renal house. From the Riverwood gate it is about a 5-7 minute drive through the community which can be a hassle. The community room is not very nice and the gym is kinda shabby. It would have been nice to know more about the Riverwood community policies before we rented the house. Everything is about a 20 minute drive away which is also kind of a hassle. Englewood Beach and Venice beach, and Boca Grande are also not very good beaches at least when we went at the end of June. The best beach we went to was Siesta Key in Sarasota which was a good 50 minutes away. We did not request pool heat because it is summer time, but we didn't know that meant the spa also, so the hot tub was the same temperature as the pool and we didn't want to pay $105 a week to heat the hot tub. The concrete around the pool and the house was pretty dirty and moldy? There were also a ton of ants and mosquitos even though there was a screen.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Chloe, first - thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are happy you liked the house. The Riverwood Community is an exclusive resort type golf and country club, one of the most sought after in our area. Its access is gate-protected and privacy is taken very seriously. The community has very strict rules that aim toward respecting residents' privacy. If you are very noisy around the pool or outside the house in general, neighbors will not be able to enjoy their own space. According to your signed agreement, there were no children in your party, only teenagers. The garage is a 2 car garage and of course you cannot keep garbage cans or other items outside in public view. We are sorry about the 2-year old grill which was just brushed before your arrival. The fridge was working fine before your arrival. We are available 24/7, our number in full view and you should have called, we would have checked on it. the cushions are always stacked and protected since we are currently in the rainy season in Florida, we have rain and bad weather at the end of the day. I am sorry you found a few spiders. the lanai area was clean when you arrived but of course we depend upon the weather and it has to be sweeped periodically if you are going to stay for a couple of weeks. The cleaning crew was quite busy after you left to restore the house and surroundings to their original state. We are happy that you enjoyed the house as a whole, maybe this type of community is not for you and you need a more dynamic and "busy" type of environment.
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed April 2015. I have a big family and it was everything you could possibly need. It was a nice location. Just a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sarasota, Fort myers
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Riverwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Riverwood Golf Course
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Englewood, Middle Beach Manasota Beach, Boca Grand

Riverwood is just the greatest place to be located for vacation. Beside all the amenities: golf, beaches, deep sea, fresh water rivers, nature park trails, ... we are just one hour from Sarasota with the opera, theaters, museum, aquarium, botanica gardens, outlet shops, jazz and movie festival,... +/- 2 hours from Tampa zoo, Orlando themes parc and 3 hours from Miami...We are also about an hour from Fort Myers and 2.5 hours from Naples!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

booking fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $250
gate pass $25
Pet Fee $250
cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

only 1 small pet admitted, max 15 lbs.
optional pool/spa heat $105/week

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.

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