About the property
- Villa2100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
We take pride in our vacation home and want you to enjoy your holiday there as much as we always do. We are personally involved with everything to do with our villa and use it frequently. The villa has two large en suite rooms both with pool side access and a further double and twin room allowing it to comfortably accommodate up to 8 people.
The large open plan villa is situated on the banks of Lake Marlin in a small private development in a conservation area of Englewood, approximately 10 minutes drive from Port Charlotte Town Centre and 5 minutes from the Gulf beaches (Manasota beach). Our executive home with 30ft swimming pool and hot tub,makes it an idyllic location for a quiet relaxing vacation.
The villa is ideally situated in the heart of some of the greatest golf courses on the west coast of Florida with easy access to the I-75 if you wish to travel a little further afield. The historic island of Boca Grande is a short drive away offering a great location to socialise and it also has access to idilic public beaches and historic light house.
In the evening you can enjoy the sunset on the pool deck or alternatively, why not take a stroll along Venice Ave where you will find a good choice of quality bars and restaurants for a cocktail and an evening meal.
The villa is stocked with all the items you will need to make this your home away from home and includes: Cable TV, high speed internet with Wifi throughout the property, a well stocked kitchen and utility room, large double garage and a fully screened pool and Lanai enclosure.
The villa is within easy reach of Fishing Charters, Kayaking, Charlotte Sports Complex (Home to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team's spring training ground) allowing you to do as much or as little as you wish.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Enjoyed the location, not in amongst a load of other properties, and close to the main road for easy access east or west. Master bedroom enormous, plenty of space in the villa for families to enjoy together or on their own. Once pool got warm it was very enjoyable. Very close to beaches as long as the Red Tide was not about. Villa well equipped but as we were there a month, we could have made good use of a cool box, a couple of beach chairs for mature guests, and a couple of bikes for local exploration. Very good family holiday.
Beautiful home for a lovely vacation!
Beautiful and spacious home! It was perfect for our party of 8. Very easy to get to and nearby our various activities yet in a quiet and out of the way spot. We Will definitely plan on renting this lovely home again for our next trip to Florida. Thank you so very much!
Wonderful time away
Our family enjoyed a wonderful week, over Christmas holidays in this wonderful, clean, spacious home on Lake Marlin. Every morning we enjoyed coffee on the patio watching the wildlife. We couldn't have had better weather. We had sun all day by the pool.
The owners were wonderful to deal with. They have a beautiful home that was big enough for our whole family. We had everything we needed. I had to work a couple of days while down there and with the wi fi, I was able to dial in and work from there (something I could get quite used to)
We would definitely return.
Beautiful House in Relaxing Setting
My family of four and my Sister's family of four stayed in this wonderful house in mid-October. The house is plenty big enough for two families. We loved watching the birds come visit in the mornings and saw other interesting wildlife at the shoreline such as turtles and even a smallish gator! The weather was very pleasant in October. The house is in a good location with easy access to grocery stores, restaurants and beaches. There is also a great ice cream shop within walking distance. The kids loved the pool although we did have a problem with the pool/hot tub heat. We had paid up front for the hot tub and pool to be heated but the heat failed after the first day. We contacted the owner and he was very responsive on this matter and all other communications. A failed pump needed to be swapped out. This work was completed by the end of the visit and the owner refunded the heating charge. The Wi-Fi connection was strong throughout the property and did not drop out once, which is important for anyone with older kids/tweens during down time! The only minor ding was that we had to buy all our own paper products (paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, tissues etc.). We are used to owners providing these supplies for renters. But all in all we had a wonderful time and would definitely rent this house again!
The home was excellent in a nice quite place .
The home was really very good everything you need beautiful position on a lake.would very much like to return in future it is the best home we have rented in Florida
Wonderful home with peaceful setting!
My husband and I just spent five great days in this home with his Florida family that came to stay with us. The house is incredible and in such a wonderful location. The two master bedrooms worked great, we didn't feel like we were on top of each other and we spent all of our time on the fabulous patio bird watching, coffee clutching, and catching up! The house is spacious and very well laid out. We would stay there again! However, after reading some reviews it looks as though a property management company has taken over and the house might not have been in the same condition for us as it was for the guests that stayed before the property management group took over.
-There is a ripped screen on the patio allowing bugs, birds, leaves, and hopefully not alligators into the pool area. With the wind picking up it made for quite the mess in the patio area.
-The grill was out of propane. This is a huge source of frustration for us, we rent vacation homes all over the US because we travel a ton. I hate getting to a rental and finding out that we have to find a propane place, do the swap out, and pay for it out of our own pocket. Thankfully, the Home Depot was right up the road but still- we don't like eating that cost.
-They claimed it was a well stocked kitchen. We would have to disagree. The home had no extra toilette paper, no garbage bags at all, no paper towels, we were left with one dishwasher tablet, and no dryer sheets. So once again, we had to buy a ton of stuff that should be provided.
-There are some mold issues in the home. Which, I'm sure, is totally typical for the area but I feel like the home isn't being cleaned and kept up on like it used to be.
If they could just improve on the house being stocked with the basics and make some repairs to the home, it would be so helpful for the next people that stayed. The home was still great and we would stay there again.
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at our house. I would like to clarify that the house is still privately owned but due to living overseas we do employ a management company to maintain the house in our absence. Ensuring the quality of this service does on occasions cause us a challenge, and the feedback is valued to help us ensure the house is as expected on your arrival.
My wife and I are really pleased that you found the layout of the house and the location met with your expectations. We've also spent many happy hours sitting on the lanai watching the world go by.
In response to the items that you raise as “Cons"
-We are sorry if we haven't met your expectations in these areas and we aim to ensure that the issues do not occur again.
-The issue with the pool screen has now been addressed. It occurred in a storm, which happened just prior to your arrival and, unfortunately although we endeavoured to have this repaired prior to your stay, we were unable to achieve this in the time scale.
-The kitchen is in our opinion well stocked, including many appliances that cater for a variety of needs. It is unusual that there were no bin bags present in the house, and we will take this up with the cleaner.
-As for the report of mould this is very unusual and we've had no major issues of this nature over the ten years that we have owned the house. We will speak with our cleaner to address this and check that the extraction fans are functioning fully.
We market our home as self catering, and aim to provide enough items to ensure that you have sufficient household essentials to manage the first 24/48hrs, including toilet rolls in each of the three bathrooms (usually one spare in the towel cupboard in the family bathroom). We will however review the list of essentials and work with the cleaners/management company to ensure that all items are present at check in.
We are glad that even although you had some minor issues, you would stay again at our house and enjoy the views of the lake and wildlife in the future
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed. Pool heating is available at additional cost, (sometimes required between Fall (Autumn) and Spring). The property operates a no smoking policy. We would politely ask that guests refrain from smoking inside the property and use an ash tray when smoking on the lanai or pool deck. No pets allowed. The maximum number of Guests has been set in association with or by state law and includes small children and infants. The maximum occupancy for our villa is 8. In the event occupancy is exceeded beyond the maximum occupants allowed for the Property, Guests will be asked, and agrees, to vacate the Property immediately. In such event, Guest shall forfeit all payments.