This stunning villa is spacious and fully air-conditioned and sleeps up to 6 people in a truly outstanding setting.
There are 4 Bedrooms including 2 Master Suites (1 King with TV/DVD and 1 Queen with TV/DVD) and 2 Twin Bedrooms which share a further Bathroom.
There are two seperate Lounge areas, one of which features a 40 inch TV/DVD, whilst the other provides a restful spot merely to relax, this room also serves as a Dining Room for those more formal dining occassions if required.
A large fully equiped kitchen including microwave and dishwasher provides a more casual dining area. A seperate Utility room with Washer and Dryer completes the accommodation.
The Villa is ideal for two family groups but equally suitable for parties which require that extra space, it is furnished throughout to a high standard with comfortable furniture.
The 2 master suites, kitchen and "quiet lounge" give access to the south west facing spacious lanai and extended deck area where the electrically heated swimming pool awaits, (pool heating recomended between November and April at an extra cost).
The pool area is fully equipped with pool toys, sunbeds and a large table and 6 chairs for al fresco dining, it looks down the meandering canal and the Nature Reserve.
It should be noted there are no further properties to the right of the villa which adds to the privacy. Being adjacent to the Nature Preserve and small lake, a variety of birds including Eagles and Herons regularly fly overhead, an abundance of wildlife is on your doorstep.
We have a very friendly management company who look provide full maintenance of the property including weekly pool service and cleaning after your stay. In addition to office hours for general help and information about the villa or the area, they are available 24 hours a day for any emergencies.
Sorry No Pets or Smoking allowed inside the Villa.
75 % of our bookings so we must be doing some right.
Here are some Comments of our recent Guests
We couldn’t have picked a more perfect vacation home!
From the moment we stepped into the home, we were ecstatic! The house was pristine clean and had every possible accommodation from kitchen/cooking utensils to beach towels and pool toys. The pool was exquisite and we loved just floating and relaxing in it first thing in the morning to the last thing at night. We had a ball watching the wildlife outside the pool screen! We saw some amazing birds and had fun feeding them. The highlight was watching an alligator slowly meander down the canal. The beaches were very close and there are tons of nice restaurants - we wish we could have visited them all! Our host, Derek, couldn’t have been more accommodating. He checked in often throughout the booking process and was so helpful and friendly. He provided a lot of information about the house, the area, and where we could visit. Perfect experience!! Thank you so much, Derek and Wendy for everything!!! You made our trip a dream!
Susan Berg from Ohio
Stayed: July 2022Submitted: August 01, 2022
Tranquility is a perfect name for this villa!, Mar 17, 2022
By Arley Gardner,
We have been coming to Rotonda West for the last 12 years in February. This was by far the best villa we've stayed in. It has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. A good way to forget about the snow and cold back in Ohio. Thanks Derek for sharing your beautiful home and we are very excited to know that we will be back next year!
Arley Gardener, Ohio March 2022
Excellent home to relax and unwind
Tranquility is truly an amazing place, it is well stocked with everything you could imagine, Derek the owner was very accommodating, answering all our queries with prompt and precise answers, the Villa was sparkling clean and very spacious, the pool was excellent and got plenty of use, the Lanai was most relaxing, lounging around sipping cocktails and watching the wildlife, (how relaxing) highly recommended.
Mark Crofts Sheffield January 2022
Let me start off first by saying WOW this villa had everything you could ever need, and all at a VERY affordable price!! It is a very beautiful and inviting home in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by wildlife! It is not too far away from the many attractions we were interested in checking out but yet far enough away that you do not have to deal with all of the crowds that Florida tends to draw in from many other vacationers. Derek the owner is wonderful! He is very informative and answers all of your questions quickly. He was very patient with me and all of my many questions as well as me worrying about a ton of other things! I would most definitely recommend this villa to anyone looking for a very comfortable relaxing place to stay during their visit to Southern Florida
Danielle Ohio June 2021
Lives up to the name, Tranquility
Beautiful large home located in a quiet neighborhood. Ideal for morning walks or bicycling. The house is tastefully furnished and supplied with everything needed for a great vacation. No running to the dollar store for glasses or kitchen utensils. There are bicycles and fishing rods in the garage as well as beach supplies, coolers, umbrellas, chairs and shell scoops. The pool and lanai overlook a fresh water canal to the rear and another canal to the right that joins a state forest area. There are plenty of birds and other wildlife to be seen. You’re not far from great beaches, restaurants and night spots on Boca or Manasota Key. We’re already booked for next year. We would recommend this villa to friends and family and anyone looking for a great time in Florida. The owner, Derek is fast to respond to any questions and is a pleasure to correspond with.
Jim & Janet Connor Erial, NJ May 2021
Second time we have vacationed at this lovely villa. We really enjoy spending our days by the pool or at the beautiful beaches near Englewood. This villa is super clean and comfortable, and the quiet location just gives you an opportunity to totally relax and recharge while taking in the wild life and views of the canal.
Jenny Benson Delaware April 2021
Most Wonderful Vacation Home!
We chose Tranquility for our vacation over Christmas 2020 and couldn’t have been happier! The pre-booking and pre-trip communication with owners was absolutely fantastic! They answered all of my many questions, and gave such detailed information about the area that I felt like I was going somewhere I was already comfortable at! Everything from places to eat, beaches nearby, values, detailed directions to everywhere including the airport. We truly felt more at home than we ever have on a vacation! The house was fantastic! Two master suites, plus two extra bedrooms with two twin beds each! A living room and a family room, and a truly fully-equipped kitchen! Plus a garage to use, beach and pool amenities, a grill, and bicycles! Literally EVERYTHING you could need is here! The peace in the area was wonderful! On the end of a street in a very nice neighborhood where the canals T-ed behind and beside the house (very visible from the lanai), we saw tons of wildlife including a bobcat, wild boar (at a distance!), and a huge array of Florida’s birds! We spent a lot of time on the lanai and in the heated pool - what a treat when the weather turned cool for a couple days! On a scale to 10, this place gets a 12!! Absolute value for a larger family. Everything you need to stay ‘home’ and keep everyone fed, occupied, and happy, plus PLENTY of room! Yet minutes away from great beaches, shops, numerous beach towns, boat rentals, kayaks - everything a Florida vacation should be!! You will LOVE this place! Big thanks to the owners and people who do the upkeep for them! We will definitely be back!!
Stephanie from Iowa USA December 2020
This was our first stay in this area, and I was almost going under duress as my
my husband wanted a change from the parks and I had begrudgingly agreed to try somewhere different as long as it was in Florida. By day three of the holiday, I was already planning on when we could come back, and indeed had booked our return trip before we had even left.
We have stayed in many villas over the years, and this was by far the best. The location was absolutely stunning. Private, un-overlooked and with superb views of the waterway and lush greenery to the right of the villa. There was everything you could have wished for in the villa and it was by far the cleanest and most well kept that I have stayed in.
There were only two of us staying in the villa, but the layout would work for a couple of indeed a couple of families. The two double rooms were spacious with en suites. The family bathroom also had a door to the pool area which came in handy.
Port Charlotte was just a short drive away with some of the larger stores and restaurants, but the beaches were just ten minutes away in the car and were out of this world. We went on a boat trip with Lemon Bay Tours and this was great, seeing the local wildlife in their own natural environment. Highlights being the mummy and baby dolphins.
I have never relaxed as much on holiday as when staying at this villa. I genuinely didn't want to leave to come home.
Derek was excellent throughout the booking process and kept in regular contact.
I would recommend this villa to anyone looking for a more natural Florida experience. Thank you for such a wonderful holiday experience, Derek.
Pauline from Wales September 2019
We stayed in Derek and Wendys fabulous villa for 2 weeks from mid July and its the best villa we have stayed in during our many years holidaying in Florida. As the name suggests, the villa is in a very tranquil location, quiet and relaxing.
Derek and Wendy were fabulous hosts with Derek providing lots of information about places to visit and restaurant recommendations. He kept in contact with us from the time we booked the villa and during our stay to make sure everything was ok. It was very reassuring to have such an attentive host.
The villa is very spacious, spotlessly clean and has a huge array of cutlery and crockery, even a teapot which we were delighted to find! It was the little touches that made this villa feel more of a home than your normal run of the mill rental.
The bedrooms were lovely and spacious with the Master and Queen both having double doors leading out onto the pool. It was a real treat to wake up to such wonderful outlook each morning.
The outside area is stunning. The pool was fantastic and the furniture was very high quality. The conservation outlook was just perfect. We topped up the bird feeding bowls as Derek had told us a variety of ducks and birds would come, and they did! Each morning they came for their breakfast and we loved watching them.
We had a real treat early one morning when a bobcat came trotting passed the bottom of the pool cage, we were so stunned, none of us managed to get a photo.
There were plenty of pool/beach towels, inflatables for the pool, snorkels for the beach, beach chairs, cool boxes and even sand sifters to help look for those perfect shells or sharks teeth!
We visited numerous beaches with Stump Pass being our favourite. Each time we visited we saw dolphins swimming by and we saw a stingray leap clean out of the water!
Thank you for a wonderful stay Derek and Wendy, we hope to be back in the future!
The Williamson family UK July 2019
Had a wonderful week at Tranquility. Derek was very attentive and helpful with lots of information. The villa was well equipped. Lovely aspect, enjoyed the sunsets and wildlife. Would definitely recommend.
Andy Hill Hull UK May 2019
Just had a great week in this villa, derek and Wendy quickly answered all our questions and were a pleasure to deal with.
The villa has a stunning location and the wildlife is entertaining to watch while chilling out...
All in all a great villa has everything you need for a great holiday, extras included bikes in the garage beach chairs cool boxes and towels for the beach..
Would highly recommend the villa..
Highly Recommended, Excellent stay. Clean and tidy. All the comforts of home. Excellent location. Thanks Derek!
The McMillans From Canada December 2018
Just had a wonderful 2 weeks here it is the best villa we have ever stayed in,(and we have stayed in lots) we have never been to this area before but it was excellent. Very peaceful, when we sat at the pool the only thing we could hear was the clock ticking. The outlook is amazing with the rivers and greenery and the wildlife. The residents are really friendly too. The home itself is lovely, very clean and comfortable and has everything you need and more. We had pool heat and the water was so warm no matter what time of day, just as I like it. The pool was big and the decking area was huge, there were only 2 of us but a family could all sit there and still have space. Lovely pool furniture too. Chairs, brollies and cool boxes are there for you to use at the beach, which we used a few times. There are also 4 bikes for you to use too. Derek was brilliant from the very beginning, he gave us so much information of the area and beyond, he contacted us while we were there to make sure we were happy with everything and also a couple of times after that. I can see why he treats this villa as a home and not just a rental, because a home it is. We really did not want to leave and if we want to come to this location again there will be no hesitation in booking with Derek and Wendy. If anyone wants peace and quiet look no further than here. Thank you for everything Derek
Linda United Kingdom October 2018
We have just returned from our 2nd visit to this amazing villa and had yet again a fantastic stay.
Firstly, it was such a pleasure to deal with Derek and Wendy again, Derek has such wonderful knowledge of the area and kindly shares this with his guests. It is evident that the villa is a special place and as such is so carefully looked after with every amenity and comfort provided for their guests. Derek is very attentive and quick to reply to any emails or questions.
Secondly the villa itself - it is incredible, the villa is equipped with everything you need for your stay as well as providing extras for a visit to the beach - chairs, cool box etc. It is well decorated and beautifully clean and tidy, it has 4 lovely spacious bedrooms, 2 of which are master bedrooms with ensuite. The family area was large enough for all the family (7 of us) yet also felt cosy and homely.
The major wow factor that this villa also has is the stunning location, unoverlooked with views of a nature reserve and canal. We spent many hours by and in the pool watching all the wonderful wildlife. The peace and tranquility of the location was very welcome after the hustle and bustle of Orlando. It was so nice to unwind and relax and enjoy spending time together.
We love this villa so much that we have been lucky enough to be able to book again next year - I �m thrilled to be going back!
Thank you Derek and Wendy.
This is our 2nd stay at this beautiful villa, a lot of people return to this property and it's easy to see why. It's quiet and has a stunning view from the lanai of the nature reserve. It's close to many local amenities, shopping, beaches, cinema, baseball etc. Derek and Wendy stay there for extended periods so the villa is more a Home. Everything you could ever need has been thought of. Its in a local neighbourhood and all the neighbours are friendly and wave as they go about their day. Derek is fountain of knowledge on the local area. No question is too big or small. He also emailed during our stay to make sure everything was ok. When we return to Florida this will always be our First choice and we have no problem recommending it to others. Thank you Derek and Wendy for letting us stay in your beautiful Florida home.
The Wood Family August 2018
Burton On Trent, Stafforshire, UK
This was our third stay at the villa and as usual it doesn�t disappoint, inside or out, it simply has everything you could need including a Christmas tree for our December 17 stay. The communication with Derek was first rate as usual and there is more than enough information on restaurants and the surrounding area to form the basis of a fantastic holiday. It is without doubt the best located villa on the Rotonda if you are interested in wildlife and we had daily visits from Sandhill Cranes, Wood Storks, Alligators, Turtles and a varying cast of other wild and wonderful creatures. We can pay it no greater compliment than we would and will return in a heartbeat.
Date of stay: December 2017 Reviewer name: The Ryans, Gresford, North Wales
We have stayed in Florida villas many times but this was the best. It had everything that you could possibly want, in fact a home from home. Very comfortable excellent pool and the outlook was superb. Nothing overlooking the villa at all. The owner Derek was excellent, providing over and above information on facilities and the surrounding area. Our security deposit was returned immediately we returned home. Many thanks Derek for a great holiday
Date of stay: October 2017��� Reviewer�name:�The Jones family ,�Somerset
Won't ever go anywhere else anymore!
So after a stay in July 2010 with our (then) 15-year old twins and just the 2 of us in April 2016, we were back again this September 2017 for 9 nights. Unfortunately that was the longest period still available to us, or we would have stayed longer (very happy to say we were able to get 17 nights in April 2018!). So after 9 nights in heaven, we had to move elsewhere. Well, that made us appreciate this villa, Derek and his Management Company all over again and even more! There just is no other place that is so well placed, so tranquil, so private, so surrounded by nature (but not overtaken by it like another place we stayed, which was very dark with neglected garden). What can we say? Everything and more provided, well maintained, all information about the villa and area on hand with Derek supplying the latest news and tips about restaurants, beaches, places to go. Home from home and the place to totally relax.... Maybe we shouldn't be sharing all this, as we wouldn't want the villa to get too popular with other guests ;-) Thanks Derek and Wendy, until next Spring!
Malou from Holland September 2017
We have just come back from staying at this beautiful villa - "a little piece of heaven".
The Villa is immaculate and very well presented, all home comforts are provided and it is one of the best villas that I have had the pleasure in staying in.
The bedrooms are large and well furnished with plenty of storage space for clothes etc.
A lovely large kitchen with everything supplied that you would possibly need, the family area was lovely for us to sit and talk about our plans etc as well as relaxing and watching a bit of tv.
The villa also supplies beach equipment, towels etc which were fabulous to have and make use of on our numerous trips to the beach.
The jewel to this villa is its location - overlooking a nature reserve. It was so peaceful and quiet and we took great delight in being able to be in the pool while having such a wonderful outlook. The children loved watching the many different birds that came by the villa. The pool was lovely and warm and benefitted from getting the sun for the vast majority of the day.
Finally I would like to say what a pleasure the owners were, Derek was wonderful in supplying lots of tips regarding the beaches, restaurants, places to see, he clearly takes great pride in his villa and it is evident that he knows so much about the area.
It has been fantastic to stay in such a wonderful villa and I hope that we will be able to return one day.
Thank you Derek and Wendy
Samantha from Essex, United Kingdom August 2017
Beautiful Home in a Quiet Neighborhood! LOVE!
The house is very clean and we could have slept up to 8 in the house! We only had 5 of us, so we had plenty of room! The lanai and pool were where we spent our mornings and evenings, enjoying the quiet and visits with all of our siblings from different parts of the world. (We came from Texas, South Africa, and Indiana). Nice place to have a mini-reunion. Easy to find, too. Will hopefully stay there again sometime! Thanks, Derek!
Nancy, Texas April 2017
This was one of the best equipped villas we've stayed in and had many things you don't get in other villas. Every kitchen gadget you could wish for and lots of crockery and cutlery too. There were also cleaning items under the kitchen sink including washing up liquid. The pool area was lovely, and one of the largest we've seen with plenty of chairs and sun beds. We also made good use of the noodles to lazily float around in the pool! It's a very quiet area with the only noise from the wildlife and the occasional golf buggy.
The villa was immaculately clean and well maintained. Derek was a pleasure to liaise with, and responded very quickly to all of our enquiries, which was particularly useful as we only booked the trip a week before we travelled!
Kate, Wiltshire United Kingdom October 2016
Wish our stay didn't have to end Rating: 5
2 weeks in this villa was not long enough. Wendy and Derek have thought of everything to make your stay as easy and stress free as possible. Villa was immaculately prepared for our arrival and we found the local management company to act promptly to any enquiries. This was our second stay in the villa, we found the peace and tranquillity of the location perfect for us.
Derek and Wendy are a pleasure to deal with and answer all communications promptly - even from around the pool when they were at the villa themselves!
Will definitely re-book
Date of stay: 04/09/2016
The Tilley family Berkshire, UK
Thank-you Derek and Wendy for the use of your villa, we had a brilliant time in your lovely home. The pool was great and our kids spent most of our time in it calling it the Disney pool, we visited lots of beaches and had great fun exploring parts of Florida that we have never visited before and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere.
The villa was excellent with everything we could have needed, it was nice to have a few basic items of food although most things I had brought from home there was bits and pieces that others might not have thought of and of course all the beach items we used daily.
Overall we highly recommend this villa if you want to get out of the "Disney" bubble and explore the Gulf coast, there are lots of lovely beaches and the villa is a gorgeous location to come back to everyday. You gave us great information and were very helpful with your emails, thanks again, The Dougal's from Northern Ireland.
Date of Stay: August 2016
WOW, this what we said when we walked in to this perfect villa, we are still saying wow now! The villa is in the most perfect position, plenty of space between the houses and not overlooked at all with no one to the right of the property at all. The villa is large, spread out nicely so you are not on top of each other (perfect for 2 families) but with a lovely living space in the middle where the family room and tv are and the kitchen together. The rooms are large with 2 ensuites, the master is massive with a to die for bathroom (my favourite room!) this includes double sinks, (on different sides of the room) a bath tub and separate shower cubicle. The other ensuite has a large shower in the bathroom. The other 2 bedrooms are twins and share the 3rd bathroom. Everywhere is decorated nicely and there must be everything you could want in this villa it is very well equipped from towels, both bath and beach, coffee makers, slow cookers a BBQ to toys, books, games...I could go on. There was not one thing we thought "oh we could do with that"
The pool deck is the best I have ever seen it is absolutely vast, plenty of room for tables, chairs and loungers, the photos do not do it justice, there is really a lot of space out there. The views are amazing, up and down the canal and over the nature reserve. The sunsets are beautiful from here too and the ceiling fan makes lovely evenings sitting out on the deck, watching the sun go down and seeing and hearing the extensive wildlife wandering around. The most noise you will hear is the old golf cart trundling over the bridge.The villa has a well equipped garage too, with 4 adult bikes which we did use to cycle around Rotunda West, beach equipment including chairs and umbrellas and cool boxes. I really cannot recommend the villa enough. The area itself has an abundance of beaches that are all empty, white sand and plenty of shells, quiet roads and really really friendly locals. This is a holiday away from the hustle and bustle and a way of seeing the real Florida, very different from Orlando and all I can say is very much for the better, you have to really experience it to appreciate it. Derek and his wife do everything possible to make sure your stay in their amazing home is as enjoyable as possible it has been a pleasure and we cannot wait to visit again.
Angela and Family Southend on Sea UK August 2016
Best Villa Rating: 5
We have just returned after 2 wonderful weeks.. After a hectic week in Orlando it was wonderful to spend 2 relaxing weeks at this beautiful villa. This was our second visit, the first being in 2010. We never even considered looking anywhere else. If anything the villa is even better equipped than it was back then. We doubt there is better equipped and maintained villa in Florida.
Dealing with Derek is just like having your best friend holding your hand. He is the font of wisdom about Florida, in particular about Rotonda West and its surrounding area.
His attention to detail is second to none and you just know that he really cares. Every detail is covered with nothing left to chance.
The location of the villa is brilliant. Very private overlooking the canal. Birds of all description visit along with the odd alligator and if your lucky you may see the bobcat.
Don't look any further book it now. You won't be disappointed.
Date of stay: 21/08/2016
Party name: John and Rachael Paine Manchester UK
6 years later *****
See review Malou Volkers The Netherlands July 2010: My husband and I were lucky enough to indeed be back for 8 nights last April and it was as if we had never left! Nothing had changed and the villa was still as well-maintained as it was 6 years ago. This time there were only the two of us so we didn't really need all that space but we enjoyed feeling at home and the tranquility very much. We saw all kinds of birds, wild boar, a big Gover tortoise crossed the street one time, a manatee swam by at 2 meter distance at Gasparilla Island when we stood knee-deep in the water and one evening we even spotted a coyote near Rotonda North Blvd! We have seen a big part of Florida by now, having traveled around 2 times 3-4 weeks, and have decided there is no better place to stay and no better placed villa in the best part of Florida, so next time we'll just stay at the villa for 3 weeks and visit places like Siesta Key, Tropicana Field St. Petersburg (1,5 hours by car), Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Sanibel Island etc. by car from this lovely villa with all its comforts. Why bother finding another place if there is nowhere better than there?! We definitely hope to be back again soon! Thanks Derek and Wendy, we had a fantastic time again!!!
Date of stay: April 2016 Reviewer name: Malou Volkers, The Netherlands
UNFORTUNATELY (Hope that got your attention) there is nothing else we can add to the fabulous reviews already given here. Derek is a truly top bloke, who goes out of his way to ensure you are at ease from the moment you place your booking. If you have never gone DIY before then Derek really is the font of all knowledge to ensure you feel comfortable with every aspect of your holiday. Communication was absolutely first class. We were anxious to ensure that we got our first Christmas and New Year out of the UK off to a good start- and we did. The Villa is in a fantastic location on Rotonda, not overlooked and in a very quiet spot. Blue Heron and Egret pass by daily, and birds of prey wheel lazily overhead. We felt very much at home from the moment we arrived, and of course the kids loved the large pool. It's often the little things that make a big difference - the four beach chairs and insulated wheeled picnic box in the garage got lots of use at the local beaches which really are white sand heaven into shallow warm Gulf waters. Derek had even put up a Christmas tree and door garland in preparation for our arrival! For those wishing to travel further afield then St Pete's, Tampa, Sarasota, Boca Grande, Port Charlotte and Fort Myers are all easily reached by car. We have stayed many times in Florida Villa accommodation and this is by far the best. If you are looking for a truly relaxing beach holiday then you will not be disappointed. Everything from Waffle House to five star restaurant dining can be had within 30 minutes drive. Boca Grande is a gastronomic delight - be sure to visit Loose Caboose (lunchtime) and Pink Elephant (Casual but top class evening dining).
Finally, a very personal thanks to Derek and Wendy for allowing us to share their Florida dream, even if it was for only two weeks. The memories will be with us for life and we hope to return. Many thanks.
Tony, Rachel, Lotte and Jack from Sheffield December 2015
Massive thanks to you, Derek and Wendy, for allowing us to share your 'home from home' villa. This was our second visit to Englewood but first to this villa. Derek ensured excellent communication prior to and during the booking process and provided lots of excellent information relating to the area/places to visit/eat prior to our arrival. We definitely felt confident with our booking of a 'dibb villa' but also very quickly picked up on Derek's passion for his villa, his love of wildlife and the fabulous area we would be re visiting. The villa was extremely clean on our arrival (shame it didn't stay that way long once we moved in!) and was very well equipped for our stay. Kitchen was well equipped, especially for longer hires when maybe you would cook more than we did. Garage had lots of beach chairs etc for a day chilling. The villa layout lends itself to a fabulous family home and one that two families sharing would not feel over crowded. The pool area and outlook is most definitely the highlight of renting this villa and the main reason we selected this villa for hire. The pool deck is the biggest we have ever rented in Florida but with the outlook over the canals and no properties to the west of the villa as its a nature reserve, gives the villa a real peaceful feel and without a doubt is the best feature of the Villa. There was an abundance of wildlife to look at whilst relaxing on the very comfortable pool furniture. It was so relaxing after the busy days we had had in Orlando. The villa has a folder with local information in it which can assist you plan your holiday. The beaches are so clean with white sand and blue sky. Gasparilla Island was fabulous especially when swimming in the sea, 3 manatees swam by fairly close to shore which was unexpected but an absolute bonus especially for the kids to witness. Local restaurants were great and lots to choose from although a couple of restaurants that we wanted to go to had closed for refurb as late sept/early oct is their quieter time prior to the 'snow birds' arriving for winter in the sun, there was still lots of choice for us though. Derek was also in contact with us throughout our stay to ensure everything was okay, which was a lovely gesture, we had no need to contact the management company for anything but we were encouraged to if we had any issues.
We would not hesitate to re book Derek's villa if we are fortunate to return to Florida again and could guarantee if you enjoy peace and quiet and wildlife you will not be disappointed.
Thanks Derek and Wendy for allowing to share your gorgeous home in paradise.
Neil and Gill from Scotland stayed September / October 2015
Home from Home - but with better weather ! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Derek could not have been more helpful or pleasant to deal with. We know the area well and are regular Florida renters. This home is one of the best equipped properties we have stayed in and the owners do everything they can to ensure guests have a good holiday. We stayed as a couple but the property is very flexible and with two master suites the house is suitable for families, friends sharing or have the whole place to yourself! As the owners stay for extended periods there is more than the usual basic kitchen equipment and plenty of games, books etc to keep all ages occupied. The house is comfortably furnished and well maintained. Having beach chairs, sun umbrellas and cool boxes makes a day on the beach so much more comfortable and the beaches round Englewood are some of the best and least crowded in Florida. This was a last minute trip for us and we were more than happy with our choice of holiday rental. Derek and Wendy love their home and the area and it shows. Throw a steak on the huge BBQ and sip a glass of wine on the lanai and you will never want to go home.
Jo and David from Scotland
Idylic, Peaceful, stunning location
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Villa was as described, it was very clean and well maintained. It is in the perfect spot in a quiet residential community you are not over looked and the only sound you hear is from the local wildlife. The pool was SW so we got the glorious Floridian sunshine for the majority of the day. The Owner was incredibly helpful and forthcoming with any information we asked for prior to the trip. He also contacted us whilst we were there to see if everything was Ok and our security was refunded with days of returning home. The Villa is more of a home from home rather than a rental property with lots of little extras. If you like wildlife there is plenty to see as its situated on the edge of a nature reserve. There are many supermarkets located nearby. We had no need to contact the management company whilst we were there. I would highly recommend the Villa and would definitely go back there. Thank you for making our holiday perfect.
Helen and Terry, Burton on Trent
United Kingdom August 2015
We have just returned from a short stay at Derek & Wendy's villa in Rotonda. The Villa was very clean on our arrival, the pool and lani were both spotless and we instantly felt at home. the villa was well equipped, and the location and views were amazing, if you like to spot wildlife its perfect.
Derek was very professional and answered all our questions promptly and all transactions went smoothly, a pleaseure to deal with. We would have no issue recomending this villa and would happily return in the future.
Mark, Hampshire, United Kingdom August 2015