About the property
- House2900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 12 nights
4 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms Sleeps 8
Our luxurious home occupies a double plot (South West facing) overlooking a natural lake in a quiet conservation area. The house has been furnished to a very high standard. Both master suites have doors opening out to the extended pool deck, which is equipped with 6 sun loungers, 8 chairs and large table. The pool deck is ideally positioned to watch the sunset over the lake. The pool and spa are electrically heated. The house has been equipped to provide visitors with every comfort and convenience.
Attractions and Distances: Beaches of Englewood, Manasota Key and Boca are just a 10-15 minute drive away. A choice of large supermarkets and excellent restaurants within 5-10 minutes drive. Golf, tennis, go-karting, deep sea fishing, jet ski hire, water sports, boat tours, bowling, cinemas, Port Charlotte shopping mall with its excellent department stores are all within a 15-20 minute drive. Myakka Nature Reserve and river tours 1 hour. Busch Gardens 1.5 hours, Orlando 2.5 hours, factory outlets at Fort Myers and Sarasota 1 hour.
Lesley & Stephen Mear
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- Apr 18, 2018
About Lesley & Stephen Mear
We are a family from Worcestershire who have been coming over to Florida for 20 years. We all love it here and come over three times a year to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches, weather, restaurants, not to mention the shopping! We also love riding our bikes, playing tennis and golf. There is so much to do here.
Lesley & Stephen Mear purchased this House in 2002
Why Lesley & Stephen Mear chose White Marsh
We were looking for some time to find a holiday home on the Gulf Coast and visited everywhere from Sarasota to Naples. However although the houses were all wonderful, the plots of land were always very small and penned in with little or no views at all. Then we found Rotonda with its many lakes, canals golf courses and nature reserves. The plots were large and the views spectacular. The area is well maintained and very safe. It had everything we wanted. It also had the added bonus of being so close to Boca Grande, with its fabulous beaches and restaurants. A 20 minute drive and you feel like you have been transported to the Caribbean.
What makes this House unique
One of the best qualities of the villa has to be the wonderful view. We built the villa on a large double lot which has one of the best views on Rotonda overlooking a lake and over to the first green of the Pine Valley golf course. It has an extended caged pool area ideal for sunbathing and sitting with a glass of wine in the evening watching the amazing Florida sunsets. The villa is loved and beautifully maintained and furnished to a very high standard. We chose the Usseppa design as it has two large master suites on opposite sides of the house which both open straight out to the pool. As we visit so often we always make sure everything is regularly updated and kept in tip top condition. The villa has lots of facilities such as Smart TVs with Netflix and YouTube, bikes, wifi, tennis rackets etc. Many of our guests love it as much as we do and come back year after year.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
First Class Accommodation
We were pleased how well appointed the house was when we arrived. Lovely decor, excellent location with ample outside seating and sun beds for the family. All rooms (except the master bedroom) had a TV with access to all channels. Plenty of accessories around the house and storage space. The local amenities were well described in the 'local hints' folders and I we suggest these folders should be your first read as they are full of useful information. The Management Company (Denmar) were helpful too. We were sorry to leave after 31 days of relaxation and sunshine and we will be booking to go back as soon as we can. It was a pleasure!!
Hi Richard Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our villa. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Beautiful Villa in a Beautiful Setting
When we arrived at the beautifully decorated villa and saw the view of the golf course across the lake we knew we'd made the right choice! The villa itself was absolutely lovely, really nicely decorated and equipped with everything you would want on a holiday - a real home from home - it even had a blender which came in useful when making frozen cocktails!!
We spent the first few hours of our holiday relaxing on the terrace and rummaging through the owners book, which had so many suggestions of places to visit, places to eat and things to do. We've been to Florida a couple of times but having all these ideas set out for us made our holiday even more relaxing than we expected - we found lots of new restaurants which I don't think we would have found without the owners book! There are so many restaurants to eat at, quite a few of them on the water and the beach so perfect to watch the sunset. The shopping in Sarasota is amazing. We also hired a boat and jet skies for the day and explored some of the conservation islands where we saw wild Armadillos!
The photos do not do the villa justice, the setting is just perfect and the sun is on the pool all day, we spent most evenings sitting out on the terrace with a glass of wine watching the sun set before heading out for dinner. I would highly recommend this villa and look forward to coming back one day!
Beautiful Villa in Quiet location
This luxurious villa has a fantastic view overlooking a lake and the golf course beyond. It is a quiet and relaxing location. The villa is like 'home from home', it is so comfortable and well equipped with everything you could need, both inside and in the pool area. In addition there is beach equipment and bicycles to use. The owners are extremely helpful and have a local management company looking after the villa to ensure you have a lovely holiday. We have enjoyed four wonderful holidays at this villa and are looking forward to our next visit in 2017
Wonderful villa in great location!
We have stayed in many villas in Florida, and this one is definitely our favourite! It is situated in a very quiet area, yet is within esay reach of supermarkets, Port Charlotte, beautiful Gasparilla Island, Venice, access to the I-75 and also the many golf courses in this area.The villa's pool deck gets sun all day with lovely views over a lake and the first green of Long Marsh Golf Club.The interior is beautifully furnished and is equipped with everything you might need. It is extremely spacious and has 2 lovely en - suite bedrooms. The bi-fold doors leading from the lounge to the pool deck can be opened out completely providing a great feature and giving uninterrupted views to the golf course. There is also a separate small lounge which would be very useful for families who wanted additional space for watching TV, or reading. There are bikes in the garage, and there is the lovely Cape Haze Pioneer Trail which provides a flat and easy ride to Gaspariila Island.
The local management company are always on hand should there be any problem and they will sort them out quickly and efficiently.
Communication with the owners is extremely easy, and although we haven't met them, having only spoken on the telephone ,they feel like friends - nothing is too much trouble.
We can wholeheartedly recommend this fabulous villa!
Thank you so much for reviewing our villa. We visit ourselves three times a year and always make sure everything is kept to the high standard we expect for ourselves and also our guests. We are so pleased you consider it your favourite villa in Florida. What a wonderful recommendation!
The perfect holiday getaway
This is one of many visits to this wonderful villa and it never disappoints. The standard of furnishings and equipment in this villa makes you feel like you are at home and the pool area overlooking the lake and Golf Couse is wonderful. We particularly like trying to spot the small alligators and spotted our first racoon here this visit as well as armadillos. The beaches are incredible with very warm sea temperatures and our favorite is on Boca Grande by the old light house which is very rarely crowded. You can sit and watch dolphins, manatees, rays, ospreys and pelicans whilst floating in the sea. There are many good restaurants in the Englewood area with the Lock and Key on Englewood beach serving good quality American food at reasonable prices. If you want to spoil yourselves Farlows on the Water has excellent seafood in a Caribbean atmosphere but is more expensive. Tampa is just over 1 hour away with the Bushe Gardens theme park and zoo if you fancy a change. We are due back at this wonderful villa later this summer and can't wait!
Fantastic Luxury Villa
We have had a wonderful three weeks in this fantastic villa. It had everything we could possibly want and more. We loved the luxury décor and the cleanliness. We spent a lot of time in and around the large pool and enjoyed the lovely beaches and the abundant wildlife. We made good use of the bikes and the added bonus of Netflix on the TV. Cannot praise high enough and would definitely recommend. Thank you for a great holiday we cant wait to come back!!
Located in a quiet position of Rotonda's Pine Valley overlooking a picturesque lake. Minutes from beaches, shops, numerous golf courses and restaurants. Other Activities: Go Karting, Ten Pin Bowling and Cinema
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please note all bookings are subject to an end of stay cleaning charge of £100. Prices are fully inclusive of all taxes, electric pool and spa heating, BBQ with gas, wifi, Netflix, bikes, Discounts offered to small parties, late bookings, low season bookings and long stays. Typical weekly prices are £952 or $1200 inclusive of tax. Cancellation policy 100% returned if cancelled more than 60 days prior to check in date. Please note at least one member of the booking party must be over 25.