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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 15 nights


About the property

Close To Gulf Coast Beaches, 3 Bed Villa, Pool And Hot Tub

Our home is like paradise in the sun with all the amenities you could wish for and more. Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom. There is a formal dining area, a quiet seating area for reading and the main lounge area complete with DVD player and large flatscreen TV.

We have 3 bedrooms all equipped with their own en suite bathrooms. The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a corner tub, large walk in shower and his and hers sinks. There is also a separate toilet. It is fully stocked with beach and bath towels for guests use. We also make sure our guests have use of hairdryers and straighteners. Every bedroom has its own TV and CD/radio intercom stereo. The main bedroom has french windows which open out on the pool area.

We have 4 comfortable sofas. Two of these are situated in the main area of the house which is an ideal place to sit away from the TV area and read quietly. There are french windows which open up fully onto the pool area.

The main lounge area has a large flat screen TV and DVD player, this room also has large french windows that can open up to enjoy the benefits of the lanai area.

We have a fully equipped utility room with washing machine, large tumble dryer, sink and cupboard full of cleaning materials including iron and ironing board.

More Details

Property Manager
Denise Hunt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Denise Hunt

We are an English family who live in the South East of England.

Denise Hunt purchased this house in 2011

Why Denise Hunt chose Pinehurst

We were immediately impressed with this property as it was decorated to a high specification and had a fantastic pool and hot tub. The neighborhood is friendly and quiet and when we are staying at our holiday home it is our get away from it all! We are close to the Gulf coast beaches and close enough to travel to the major attractions so our home is ideal to have an away from it all holiday combined with going to all the major attractions on offer in Florida.

What makes this house unique

The pool, hot tub and summer kitchen are perfect for summer evenings, with our favorite jazz music softly playing through the music intercom we can truly relax in the beautiful surroundings.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a brilliant time in your home, plenty to do. The hot tub and pool are fantastic and we didn't want to leave. Everything was catered for including beach chairs and cool boxes for those long days on the beach.

We will definently be booking again.
Nov 2013
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Pinehurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large fully fitted bedroom, with flatscreen TV and phone
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , fully fitted with TV and intercom stereo
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , fully fitted with tv and intercom stereo system
  • King size fully fitted bedroom with french doors leading out onto lanai and pool area. Large flat screen TV, DVD player. Large cupboard.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our home is only 15 minutes drive away from one of many Gulf Coast beaches or if you prefer to visit the many attractions that Florida has to offer jump in the car and drive 2 1/2 hours on I75 to Orlando to see Mickey Mouse.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.5789475 based on 23 reviews

starfish villa March 9 - 24th, 2018

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 2 weeks...I wish it could have been longer. This is a large comfortable house with a nice pool and hot tub. They also have several bikes and I rode one all over the area

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for your great review. We would love to welcome you back to our house in the future so please don't hesitate to contact us. We offer a discount to returning guests. Denise and John
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We were shocked.

  • 1 of 5

In October 2017 we booked this property for 10 days beginning April 13th 2018. There are a large number of similar properties in the area and we chose this one specifically because it was described by the owner as being "not overlooked and is completely private and secluded, ideal for sunbathing in the garden." Photographs confirmed that all one could see from the pool and lanai were trees and shrubs. We even checked Google Earth and could see that the house was indeed surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. We like our privacy and this seemed ideal.

We paid the balance of the rental fee in mid-February.

When we arrived we were horrified to see that the adjacent plot which contained many of the trees and shrubs had been completely cleared , levelled and pegged out ready for a house to be constructed. (in fact the builders started work two days later, with a Portaloo on the front lawn).

The effect of the clearance was that there was no privacy whatsoever, and the pool was overlooked by five other properties in close proximity.

We telephoned the local agent who told us the site had been cleared two or three weeks earlier, and that she had emailed photographs to the owner. A resident nearby told us that, in fact, this had been done in February. I emailed the owner who replied that she was disappointed too, and that she had no idea that the site was going to be bulldozed. She offered to send round a bottle of wine as compensation!

I understand entirely that the owners had no control over what happened to the adjacent site, but they made no attempt to warn us that conditions had changed dramatically, and allowed us fly 4500 miles to a house which, if we had seen it in its current condition, we would definitely not have booked.

We had a contract based on the owner's specific descriptions and photographs. We should have been offered the option to cancel or accept at a reduced price. The owner still maintains that she knew nothing about the clearance, which is not borne out by conversations with the local agent and neighbours.

We feel cheated. If you want privacy, think twice.

D & P G

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family. 2 adults 4 kids

  • 5 of 5

Short drive to the beach.

Winn Dixie down the street

Good location

Bikes were fun.

Pool was fun

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review - we are so glad you used all the amenities in our home and the surrounding area. We would love to welcome you back and offer returning guests a generous discount! Denise and John
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Big Rapids, Michigan

Enjoyed our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Well situated with short drives to the beaches and Boca Grande Island. Nice amenities. We did not have any issues with rental unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. We are glad you used all of the amenities available in our home, we work hard to ensure that our house has everything to make a perfect vacation for our guests. We would love to welcome you back in the future so please get in touch. Denise and John
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Smyrna, DE

Beautiful, Luxurious, & Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My new wife and I have had an amazing time at Starfish Villa! At first, it seemed so huge, but it quickly became a cozy vacation getaway for us. It's such a nice quiet location, and the weather here during our January stay was sooo warm. We had a minor problem right at the beginning of our stay, but Lisa made sure it was fixed as soon as possible! This house has everything we needed and more! We love that there were beach chairs, umbrellas, bicycles, and other items to make a trip to the beach easy. We've already decided that we want to come back in a few years for another wonderful time. Thank you so much for your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our home, Starfish Villa. We are glad you made good use of the beach chairs, umbrellas and bicycles and that the weather was warm too! Our property manager, Lisa, is always on hand to ensure that any minor issues are dealt with promptly so that guests can get on with enjoying their vacation. We love welcoming back returning guests and offer will offer a discount to any guests rebooking with us. We hope to see you again in the new future! Denise and John
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Very cute!

  • 5 of 5

Family of 5 stayed here over Thanksgiving. We liked the pool and grill area and it's a nice outdoor set up for entertaining. We rode bikes and had extended family over for dinner during the week one night. It's a very cute place. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - we work hard at keeping our home clean and comfortable for our guests. We are glad you could share your thanksgiving with extended family and would love to welcome you back again next year. Denise and John
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Our home is only 10 mins drive away from the gulf coast beaches - there are so many to choose from. Our favourite is Venice Beach where you can fish from the pier and when you get peckish drop into Sharkeys on the pier for fresh fish or burgers - in the evening it is a popular place with locals and visitors alike as you watch the sunset over a drink! Boat hire is very reasonable and you can charter your own small boat and go for a whole day with a picnic and stop off at any small beach you see along the way - its brilliant day out and ideal for seeing dolphins and manatees. The dolphins are very friendly and will run with the boat for a while so you can take pictures of them.

If you fancy a day out shopping Sarasota is only 40 mins drive away and the shops and restaurants are first rate. There is a marina and plenty of beaches to choose from. You can also visit Maria Island from here which is a stunning white sand beach.

Port Charlotte to the south, 20 mins drive, is a shopping mall complete with all the larger department stores such as JC Penney and Macys - there are restaurants in the mall to have a delicious lunch and even a cinema to watch the latest blockbuster. Surrounding the mall outside are more places to eat including Red Lobster which we can thoroughly recommend - our children love it here!

If you fancy visiting the theme parks Orlando is about 2 1/2 drive away, we sometimes book a hotel close to Disney and go to the theme parks for 2 days then drive back down to the house for some relaxation time - its a great way to keep the children amused and that way everyone gets the holiday they really want.

Closer to the house are the 6 championship golf courses, while the men are away playing golf it will give the ladies are perfect time to either shop, visit a spa, or just relax by the pool and enjoy the peace and quiet.




Additional information about rental rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.