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Style & luxury, 3 bed 3 bath SW heated pool & spa

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful contemporary interior design throughout

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.

More Details

Owner
Michael Barker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Michael Barker

I am a retired medical doctor and my wife Ann is a retired company director. We were both born in England, originally from London I have slowly moved further into the countryside after completing medical school in the city. Ann has lived in the countryside all her life, starting her career in agricultural research and then moving across into commercial horticulture many years ago.

We live in an old beamed farmhouse in rural Suffolk, England. We are slowly renovating both the house and garden, both of which we share with our three cats and two dogs!

We visit Florida whenever we can, for us it is our second home.

Michael Barker purchased this villa in 2006

Why Michael Barker chose Pine Valley

Having chosen a plot of land we built this house to be our second home with everything in it as we wanted it to be.

Having been lucky enough to visit many countries and experienced villa holidays in a wide range of places we found ourselves continually drawn back to Rotonda, so much so that we built our dream holiday home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We very much enjoyed our time in Rotonda. Your home is beautiful - by far the nicest villa we have stayed in.
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Pine Valley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en-suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Second en-suite - toilet , shower
    Family bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite - 1 king , en suite & opening onto pool area
    Second suite - 1 queen , en suite & opening onto pool area
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Style & luxury, 3 bed 3 bath SW heated pool & spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and the villa continues to exceed expectations. We love the quiet location but being a short drive away from the beaches at Boca Grande, golf courses, fishing, local restaurants and various shops and stores. There is a lot more to Florida than theme parks and this location gives you a great way to explore the many other options Florida has to offer. The villa itself is fantastic with all you need to enjoy you holiday and the pool is just a great way to relax after a busy day or to just chill all day. Mike and Ann you have a lovely home and many thanks for the opportunity to enjoy it. We now look forward to our 3rd visit

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Fantastic home from home

  • 5 of 5

Your home looked lovely from the outside, and then we walked in and it was like "WOW!!!!"

Every room was spacious, fantastically decorated and felt so homely.

The pool was fantastic, and we loved the spa. Going to really miss your lovely home!!!!

We would thoroughly recommend your home to anyone, as it would suit any family unit. It's not too far away from towns and beaches (all beautiful by the way) and you have many places to walk and play tennis in the area. If you fancy a bit of fishing or a bike ride, then this is a fantastic place for those things.

Would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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5

Beautiful,comfortable family home.

  • 5 of 5

First impression very favourable. Very attractive outside aspect. Once we got inside it got even better. Very tastefully decorated throughput with individual pieces from the owners. Beautifully laid out in typical Floridian style,much more than just an average rental. Pool and spa area particularly attractive having sun from early morning until early evening. Very quiet neighbourhood,as with all such properties in Florida a car an essential. We discovered quite a few lovely waterside restaurants within easy driving range,although some days we stayed at home and completely relaxed. A really beautiful property in which to spend a family fortnight. One suggestion,start a guest book and allow visitors to leave suggestions for eating out and local amenities.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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5

Superb well equipped villa.

  • 5 of 5

Super well equipped villa. I have travelled widely in the past and stayed in many hotels and villas. Armadillo Villa is one of the best equipped villas I have stayed in. The location is perfect for a peaceful holiday. Many shops and restaurants within easy reach. Beaches are accessible after a 15 minute easy drive. Happy holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

Armadillo is a stunning villa, extremely well maintained and supported by a local maintenance company. The area is peaceful, surrounded by a golf course and vacant lots, there was little noise from neighbours. A short car journey to some lovely quiet beaches, good restaurants in the locality and the villa contained all the equipment we could possibly need, and much more . Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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5

Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Armadillo Villa and cannot rate it highly enough.

Mike and Ann obviously love their Floridian home - spotlessly clean, quality furniture and fittings, spacious and so very comfortable. Cannot think of anything that it lacked.

Rotonda area is just so beautiful, serene - not sleepy !, and my OH found roads made pleasant driving.

We spent our second week in Orlando and I really wished we had stayed put at Armadillo.

Already talking of going back for longer.

Thanks for allowing us to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Rotonda Golf and Country Club
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Englewood
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $263.99

There is final cleaning fee of £90 as indicated, this is a one off payment per stay

Solar heating for the pool and spa is included in the price. Additional electric pool heating is available at £80 per week
(Recommended in cooler months). This must be requested at time of booking

IF WE ARE BOOKED FOR THE DATES YOU WOULD LIKE, WE MAY STILL BE ABLE TO HELP - PLEASE CONTACT US!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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