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5 star, luxury, waterfront, salt water pool, 3 bed/ 2bath

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 90 nights

About the property

3 Bed 2 Bath Saltwater Pool Located On A Fresh Water Canal

Villa Tortoise is a new vacation home in Rotonda, located between Sarasota and Fort Myers in a Golf community. You will enjoy your perfect vacation in this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with your own heated private saltwater pool overlooking a canal. Master bedroom with King size bed, TV and en-suite bathroom leads onto the decking area. Two more bedrooms have queen size beds. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen, dining room, sitting area and living room with 50" smart TV and high speed WI-FI wireless internet and free local and long distance calls within USA and Canada.

It is only 10 to 15 min to the nearest beaches in Englewood or on the beautiful Gasparilla Island. A water taxi will get you to Palm Island.

This is the perfect location for trips to Busch Garden, Disney World, Sea World, The Everglades, Kennedy Space Centre or go on a Kayak ride on the Myakka River or the Golf of Mexico and see Dolphins swim around you. Captiva and Sanibel Islands are just an hour away.

More Details

Property Manager
Petra and Michael Knauthe
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Petra and Michael Knauthe

Owner speaks German and English.

Petra and Michael Knauthe purchased this villa in 2015


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

5 star, luxury, waterfront, salt water pool, 3 bed/ 2bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great Florida Pool Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained home. Nicely furnished with high end finishes throughout and a wonderful large pool and lanai. Owners were very pleasant and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to rent again if/when we go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property - spacious, well equipped, clean - a real home from home - loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Tortoise! The villa is very well situated on a lovely canal in the Pine Valley area of Rotonda West. The view from the lanai overlooking the canal gave us many hours of pleasure. Watching the large variety of water birds coming to catch their breakfast whilst we were eating ours outside on the lanai was a real treat each morning. The villa has everything you need for a comfortable stay whilst you enjoy everything this stunning area has to offer. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen with a large countertop breakfast bar, two separate, comfortable seating areas and outside a spacious pool area and lanai with table and chairs and loungers. The villa is very well maintained with everything you need for a great holiday, but having the friendly owners, Michael and Petra, living just around the corner was a definite advantage - we had the reassurance of knowing that any problems we might have had could be dealt with straight away and in person. We loved it - if you haven't been before and you choose Villa Tortoise you are in for a treat, both with villa and the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, hope to see you again. We loved to have you as our guests
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Peaceful location with all the amenities you need

  • 5 of 5

We (2 daughters and my wife and I) rented Villa Tortoise in Rotonda West for 2 weeks in March and it was wonderful!

Mike & Petra were very accommodating with a late arrival and provided great insight into local attractions and restaurants. The neighborhood is very quiet and great for bike rides, jogging, walking, etc. with plenty of wildlife around. We alternated our days between the beach (a good selection within 20-25 minutes) and the pool and frequently cooked out for dinner and watched movies at night.

Very relaxing, with all the amenities you need to unwind!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at VillaTortoise Michael & Petra
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Total Serenity!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a perfect stay! This vacation home was immaculate, nicely furnished, extremely well-stocked. The location was exactly what we were seeking-extreme privacy which allowed us to completely "step off the grid" and totally relax.

My interaction with the owners, Petra and Michael, were pleasant, accommodating, and efficient.

I highly recommend this rental home and, personally, intend to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that I stayed here and if not for purchasing a home locally I would stay every time. Petra and Michael take pride in providing all the amenities that you didn't even realize you needed or wanted in a vacation home. Don't hesitate to stay in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We appreciate your review.
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Chesterfield, NJ, USA

Luxury villa in tranquil Rotonda West

  • 5 of 5

We spent last week at Villa Tortoise in Rotonda West and loved it. The

house is new, spacious and elegantly furnished, with a pool and a deck

facing the canal, as you can see in the photos (it’s even nicer in person).

The owners are gracious and responsive, and happen to reside in the


Rotonda West is an ideal location for nature lovers, beachcombers, and

folks who just want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The

neighboring area is quiet and tranquil, with a nearby nature trail, golf

course, state parks. Very close to pristine beaches (Boca Grande, Lemon

Bay/Manasota Key) and commercial areas (Venice, Port Charlotte, Punta

Gorda). Perfect for day trips to Sarasota, Sanibel Island/Captiva, Fort

Myers. You can even make it as far as Tampa up north or Key West down

south in a day trip.

If you want a vacation in a laid-back locale with warm weather and

beautiful beaches, and if you’re looking for a great accommodation with

plenty of privacy, this is the place you want to stay. Thank you for your gracious hospitality, Petra + Michael!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Tortoise and hope to welcome you again.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Pine Valley Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pine Valley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2041 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Rain shower and handheld shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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