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'Heron's Rest' A Delightful Homely Villa. South facing on the water, Beautiful sunrises & Stunning sunsets

Rotonda West , Rotonda , Gulf Coast Florida

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Delightful Villa

Delightful Villa

Our view across the waterways

Our view across the waterways

Location : Rotonda West , Rotonda , Gulf Coast   Florida
Type : Vacation Rental Villa with Pool
Accommodation : 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Florida Vacation Rental Listing 4711
Property Description - [ back to top ]    Email Owner
Why choose Heron's Rest?

There are hundreds of luxury villas to choose from, most offering the same high standards of accommodation.
We have been having guests here since 2007.
It is not just a 'Rental' it's our home too in Rotonda, that we willingly share with you.

These are just a few of the things which make this villa that bit special:

* South facing, large pool and enclosed patio/lanai.
* Relax with beautiful sunrises and stunning sunsets.
* Additional outside sundeck / patio sun trap area.
* Enclosed private, pretty rear garden.
* Fishing / boating dock.
* Great position for waterway views, watch wildlife such as alligators, turtles, herons and numerous birdlife.

We feel our home here is an excellent choice for families as well as for couples who want to get away from it all.
The villa is open-plan with a bright and spacious feel throughout. Well equipped with everyday, modern conveniences.

This delightful sunny villa, boasts a large patio area looking out onto a 23x13ft swimming pool. Beyond this is a lovely view of the inland waterway.

The whole villa is yours to use!
South-facing and backing onto the internal waterways of Rotonda, Heron’s Rest is the perfect home to return to after a day at the beach, playing golf, exploring the beauty of the Gulf Coast or just stay home to enjoy the sun and relax!

The open plan interior is a of a modern, spacious villa furnished as our home. The accommodation is open-plan and fully air conditioned. It has a large living room with a separate dining area. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and all the every modern conveniences you could need.
The wall-to-wall patio doors in the living room and dining area overlook the screened patio and pool, where you can enjoy breakfast as the sun rises or evening dining as it sets!

A further sundeck leads to the waterway dock, where you can fish or just relax in the sun. Ample sun loungers and chairs are provided. The villa has fencing around the perimeter, which creates a private garden that incorporates the separate sun-bathing area.
The south-facing pool and deck provide a constant sun-trap from sunrise to sunset.

The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom complete with “his and hers” wash basins, a separate toilet and large walk-in rain shower. Bedroom two with a queen-sized bed, and the third bedroom with its two single beds, share a second bathroom with a bath and overhead shower.
The master and second bedrooms have their own patio door access to the pool area.

The villa contains a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and hair dryers.
A small alcove houses a desk, free wireless, broadband internet, telephone with free local calls. Lots of local info, maps, what to do etc

Baby / Child- Friendly
Travel cot and high chair provided free-of-charge.
Pool alarm on outside doors.
Garden is enclosed by fence.

We want you to use and enjoy all we provide there to make your stay that little bit more special.
Whether families or a couple you will find everything you need!

Heron’s Rest is situated in a charming, peaceful community with homes and recreation carefully placed amid nature preserves spanning thousands of acres. Rotonda is an area that caters for many interests and pursuits. With its relaxed atmosphere and abundant wildlife, there is something for everyone, from the renowned golf courses on your doorstep to the local white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. On Rotonda itself there are local, free tennis courts and cycling trails and the villa is equipped with sets of golf clubs, bicycles and tennis racquets.
Fishing rods and gear are provided for use off the villa’s own dock. For a day at the beach there are deck chairs/loungers and beach gear for the kids! We even provide coolers. We leave much of our own personal stuff for you to use.

Villa video link on You tube:
Outside Dining

Outside Dining

Stunning sunsets across the water

Stunning sunsets across the water

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Property Location  Rotonda West   Rotonda - [ back to top ]    Email Owner
Rotonda is a unique circular development built around golf courses and waterways in the Englewood area of Charlotte County. You soon discover a part of Florida that is off the beaten path - unhurried, unspoiled and uncrowded. This region is often called the “gem of the sun coast”, and you will soon see why.

On the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, Rotonda/Englewood is located mid-way between Tampa and Fort Myers. Wildlife is abundant: Rotonda is a bird sanctuary, where you can expect to spot many varieties. Its many miles of waterways - including the waterway that runs along the bottom of the garden – include otters, turtles and a variety of fish. You might even spot nocturnal residents such as raccoons, armadillos and bobcats. Most mornings, a great grey heron relaxes on our fishing dock, hence the name “Heron’s Rest”. From our own dock we have seen alligators, turtles, otters and many kinds of birds.
Area Information, Attractions & Distances - [ back to top ]    Email Owner
Things to Do:
Rotonda is a Golfers’ paradise! There are no less than six local golf courses, including four operated by Rotonda Golf and Country Club. For non-golfers, there is freshwater or deep-sea fishing with some of the best fishing in the world at nearby Charlotte Harbour. Other water sports, including boat hire, Jet Ski, kayak’s take you out into the Gulf. Air boat rides.

Bring your binoculars! As you will see (depending on season) from our own deck, every kind of bird, alligators, otters, turtles and so on.
A photographers paradise! It really is a pleasure just to watch the wildlife in your own back yard.

There are several gorgeous, white beaches within a ten- to fifteen-minute drive. Quiet and remote, they attract lots of bird life, dolphins, turtles and other wildlife. There are no big crowds, just plenty of white sand with wonderful shells being lapped by gentle waves. You must stay on to see one of the stunning sunsets.

It is peaceful here, but, if you fancy visiting somewhere designed for higher-energy thrills, there are plenty of tourist attractions nearby. Rotonda is an “away from it all” location, yet is the perfect base for trips to the larger tourist resorts of Fort Myers, Tampa, Miami, Sarasota or Venice.

The wider surrounding area of Charlotte Harbour and the Gulf Islands is a collection of nine charming coastal communities.
It is an area known for its expansive, unspoiled beauty.

Theme Parks and Attractions:
Orlando and the Disney/Universal/Sea world theme parks are about a 2.5 hour drive. It can be a long day trip, but a stopover at a budget motel means a two- to three-day visit is within easy reach and the journey is very straightforward.
A closer attraction is Busch Gardens, Tampa - a fantastic theme park offering thrilling rides as well as one of the country's premier zoos.It has something for all ages. Being just two hours’ journey away, Busch Gardens is a fun day trip.
Miami, with its famous South Beach, is a three-hour drive away.
The Everglades, where you can experience air boat rides and see alligators, are within easy reach.


How do I know which villa to choose?
What are the pitfalls I should look out for?

1. Why do Villa’s that look very similar vary in price?

When we first rented in Rotonda we tended to look for the cheaper option.
We got a nice villa overlooking grass waste land! It was north facing so we chased the sun round the pool! And it disappeared from the deck by 2pm!
There’s a reason why it’s cheap.
A visit is to Florida is a big overall cost. So why compromise on such a trip?
You invariably get what you pay for in most cases.
You will no doubt spend time laying out in the sun and enjoying the pool.
So how big is the pool? And perhaps more importantly for us oldies, what will you be looking out on?

2. The best villas will get booked early.
Book as early and as soon as you can.
Hesitating for too long can mean you lose your first choice.
You may be taking your time, as one would want to, enquiring and looking at options, but if you find the one, don’t hesitate, book it.
I have had many people “dither and hesitate” only to have to turn them away, as someone has come in and booked on line while they ‘took their time’. Remember there are many others looking too and with the internet a booking is a click away.

3. A villa on the waterway has to be the best choice.
I mentioned outlook earlier.
As you sunbathe what will make the difference?
How about:
Gazing over the waterway.
Watching the water……Whose on Alligator watch?
Heron’s arriving, bird’s feeding.
Birds of prey……swooping across the surface, fish at their mercy.
Watch the local wildfire at play.

When you rise in the morning.
Would you like to drink your coffee while watching the sunrise?
Early evening as the sun sets, glass of wine in hand.
The sun sets are breathing taking at times. But not seen at all villas!

4. Check what’s included in the price too, any extras?
Our price is clear and all in.
No added taxes or hire charges.

5. What if there is a problem with the villa?
Ours will be clean and ready for your stay with a local team to ensure any problems you have will be seen to and dealt with. They want to ensure your vacation runs smoothly and hassle free.

Property Features and Amenities - [ back to top ]    Email Owner
• Air Conditioning
• Private Pool
• Garage
• Washer
• Dryer
• Dishwasher
• Microwave
• Cooking utensils provided
• Linens provided
• Stereo
• Cable TV
• Telephone
• Smoking NOT allowed
• Pets NOT allowed
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Boat Dock
• High Speed Internet Access Point
• Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet) Available
• Cot
• Highchair
• Canalfront Property
Other Amenities
Fishing rods and gear are provided for use off the villa’s own dock.
For a day at the beach there are deck chairs/loungers and beach gear for the kids! We even provide coolers and ice packs.
We leave much of our own personal stuff for you to use.

The double garage has a full size Pool table and a soccer table.


We have an exercise spinning bike and tread mill for you to keep fit with. Weight bench with dumb bells.

Bicycles, adult and child sizes.

There are childrens toys and board games.

We have a film dvd collection and a Library of Books and novels to borrow
Property Rental Rates - [ back to top ]    Email Owner
2023 / 2024 Rates:
Prices in £’s, for rates in US dollars, please contact me.

Our pricing is very simple:

Daily rate of £135.00.

£950.00 per week.

(We can sometimes offer discounts for stays over 14 days, please contact me)

No other hidden extras,

Only a Management cleaning cost of £98.00 per stay.
Pool winter heat: £49 pw
(see below)
(For 2025 please message me. We can only book 12 months in advance)
(Please note our prices INCLUDE state & local taxes at 12% which all owners must pay. Be careful for not all owners include these in their price)
Pool Heat:
The pool is heated all year by the sun. In the cooler months there is electric pool heat available. This is the only additional cost we charge at £49.00 per week.
We are often asked is this necessary?
Well it’s a personal thing. My wife likes it like a bath; Me I pay the bills!
Generally speaking, May to September, sun heat is sufficient.
October to April, additional heat is usually required. BUT, it all depends on the outside air temperature at the time you go. In summer no extra heat is require at all. Winter it’s needed, but spring / fall, is in the middle. Problem is pool heat is costly. I personally think if you intend to swim and use pool regularly then you need heat, October to April. If you use it just to cool off then you may be ok without.

Minimum Stay - 3 nights

Note: Rates are subject to change without notice.

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Advert Listing Number : 4711
Contact : Mike Field
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Phone : 7481153154
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Listing First Published : 17th September 2023
Listing Last Updated by Owner : 6th May 2024

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