This privately-owned villa can be rented directly from its English owners with no agents fees or commissions. It is maintained in lovely condition by the owners and a local professional management company.
It is an ideal base for a Florida holiday that includes any of the following: golf, boating, bird-watching, fishing from the end of the garden, sunbathing, swimming, sea fishing, beaches, watching wildlife, sight-seeing, shopping and relaxing.
The lots/plots on either side of this peaceful villa are both undeveloped and a haven for wildlife. One is owned by the owners of this villa.
It is conveniently located on Boundary Boulevard in Rotonda West. Please check owners website for detailed availability, special offers, pricing, many more photos and maps (there is a link below).
Built on a larger than average lot, extensively equipped, tastefully decorated, and including many luxury features, our fully air conditioned villa offers comfort, privacy, and flexibility for our visitors. At the rear of the villa is the electrically-heated pool, jacuzzi/spa, and extensive lawned area leading down to the Rotonda River which extends for 20 miles and where we have caught largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish, grass carp...
The villa comprises a spacious and airy "Great Room" (large lounge) with a cathedral ceiling, a "den/family room" which converts into a fourth double bedroom if required, three bedrooms (one king, one queen, and one twin), two full bathrooms (master with a jacuzzi bath, his and hers vanities and walk-in shower, the second with a bath and shower), fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, and separate spacious open plan dining area.
The entire rear of the villa is glazed, fitted with four sets of patio doors leading out to the pool deck. As a result the pool area and spa are directly accessible from the master bedroom, second bedroom, dining area and family room.
There is cable TV throughout, an HD TV, a DVD player and Hi-Fi in the den; plus HD TV's in 2 of the bedrooms. Free wireless internet access is also available.
The pool faces South-East so enjoys the sun from sunrise until late afternoon - usually between 5pm and 7pm. The pool deck is larger than normal at 50' by 20' (approximately) to provide plenty of space for lazing in the sun or shade on the sun beds provided. The "lanai" (covered part of the pool deck) is enclosed on three sides for added privacy and is equipped with a gas BBQ, ceiling fan, outdoor lights and a large table and chairs for outdoor dining. The pool is heated by electricity (rather than relying on solar heating) to ensure warm swimming every single day of the year. In addition there is a poolside "spa" (whirlpool/jacuzzi) with space for eight.
The double garage with remote control opener ensures a shaded place to leave your car when at home and also includes a full-sized washer and dryer. We try to keep beach chairs, buckets and spades etc here too but can't guarantee what might be available when you visit.
The unspoiled beaches of the Gulf Coast are a 12 minute drive from the villa. In addition to the 4 golf courses at Rotonda (the nearest is two minutes away) there are over 20 courses within 30 minutes and at least one nearby is lit for night use. Locally, you can enjoy a wide choice at local restaurants, superb shopping, and plenty to see and do to ensure your vacation is a success.
For those who can't sit still and need to travel Busch Gardens is 2 hours, Disney is 3 hours, Miami is 3.5 hours and the Everglades around 2.5 hours away. Venice with its antique shops is around 30 minutes, bustling Sarasota and a terrific outlet mall less than 1 hour and the mall and multi-screen cinema at Port Charlotte around 30 minutes.
Our villa is overseen by a friendly, experienced and efficient local management company providing 24 hour call-out to ensure your vacation is an enjoyable experience....Read more
Rotonda West is a planned residential neighborhood with no commercial activity, shops etc. It's a typical residential area with a mixture of retirees, normal working families and a few vacation homes. There is abundant wildlife especially birds due to it being a nature preserve.
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Tax rate | 12% of rent | tax rate
Damage Deposit | $100 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
Our rates really are fully inclusive of everything except 12% taxes.
The rates shown are for the whole villa for up to 6 people.
We are happy to be paid by check, cheque, bank transfer, wire transfer either to us or directly to our management company in Florida.
In July and August we have a special holiday rate to try and help compensate for higher air fares.
- electric pool heat
- electric spa heat
- free WiFi
- cleaning fees
- fresh linens
- cable TV
- air conditioning
- fresh towels and pool towels
- BBQ gas
- 24 x 7 emergency help
- yes everything!
+ discounts for English school holidays
+ 10% discount for repeat visitors
Left on 06/21/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | Ed HReviewed Jun 21, 2014Stayed May 2014
Thank you Derek and Celia for allowing us to stay in your lovely home in Rotunda West. The house is spacious, well maintained, nicely furnished and very well equipped. Bedrooms have direct access to the pool/hot tub/ lanai area. There is a canal at the end of the property which can be fished (rods were available). We had no problem with internet access. We have stayed in many houses in Florida over the years and this one of the better ones. If you want a relaxing holiday this is the place to stay. Beaches are within easy reach and not over crowded. Boca Grande is well worth a visit with its small town appeal and great beaches. we would highly recommend this property. Thanks again Dee & Ed
“The perfect Florida family holiday home from home”
Left on 08/23/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Jimbo MaccaReviewed Aug 23, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
This was our first visit to Rotonda and what a fantastic base from which to explore the West coast of Florida. Paradise Villa is a lovely family holiday home in a quiet residential area. The villa is large and provides extremely comfortable accommodation. There's plenty of space inside, out and around the villa and it is furnished and maintained to showhouse standards (not sure what the previous only negative reviewer could possibly be referring to!) also there were absolutely no issues with ants or any other insects inside the villa. It was spotless.
The villa has everything you'll need from comfortable high quality furnishings to plenty of towels to a very well equipped kitchen to fishing rods and fun stuff for the pool. The pool area is wonderful with a great pool and Jacuzzi plus plenty of pool furniture and the position of the villa ensures that sun worshippers can soak it up all day long whilst those who need a bit of shade can also relax outside away from the suns rays.
With regard to the location it's only 5mins drive to the nearest Supermarket, 5 - 10mins to diners and a lovely beach and a wider range of shops and diners are 15 mins away in Port Charlotte. Tampa is under an hour away and you can be in Orlando in 2.5 - 3hrs so Paradise Villa is a really good base for either just chilling out or getting out and about.
This is a privately owned villa and the owners, The Walkers, obviously have a great deal of pride in it and commitment to ensuring that their guests have the perfect holiday. They are a pleasure to deal with and whilst our contact with the local agents Place in the Sun was limited to key collection and drop off they too were very helpful and professional.
I cannot fault this villa as a holiday home and highly recommend it. Top quality accommodation in a lovely area and great value.
“An excellent villa for a relaxing or more energic holiday in Eng”
Left on 08/21/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 21, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
This is a very well equipped villa with all the comforts of home. We have been using this villa on and off for the last 12 years and in this time the service and condition of the villa has been maintained to a high standard. The local agent, Place in the Sun, are always available and very helpful.
Spend time in and around the pool for relaxation or head off to the local beaches and fishing piers for a more energetic time.
The villa is well placed for travelling further afield to Naples and the Keys or Venice and Sarasota.
There plenty of shops, supermarkets and a large shopping mall within easy reach by car and restaurants galore.
“Lovely and relaxing stay in a well maintained Villa”
Left on 01/08/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 8, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
Like other reviewers, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Rotonda, which was over Xmas and the New Year. The villa is well equipped, and feels very secluded due to the distance between it and the villas around it. It is in a good location for access to the local beaches and Walmart and although we had planned to do plenty of activities, most of the time we decided to just relax in the pool or on the beach instead. Great to have everything included in the price (pool heating, BBQ etc), as most Villas we looked at didn't do this.
Had some good trips out to local towns (Naples, Venice etc), and enjoyed the drive from Miami airport to the Villa across Us-41... where there were so many gator's, trying to spot them became boring!!
Left on 05/27/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 27, 2010Stayed Mar 2010
We have had a great experience at The Riverside Villa in Rotonda West.Lots of golf minutes away and walking distance to the driving range.The villa is wonderful.Close to grocery stores,shopping,restaurants and Gasperella Island. Spent many days waking up to the sun each morning, swimming in the pool and relaxing in the spa late evening.Place in the Sun management company has a efficient staff providing the best service possible.They have made our stay a pleasant one.
Left on 05/20/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 20, 2010Stayed Feb 2010
We have been coming to the Rotonda area for nine years, and have rented with two house owners in Europe. Because of the internet, we have been fortunate to have great experiences dealing with these owners. This will be our fifth year renting Riverside Villa managed by Derek Walker. We love how spacious the house and grounds are. But our favorite place to be is on the Lanai, even though this past February was quite cool.
Left on 05/16/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 16, 2010Stayed Aug 2009
We have been visiting this Villa for several years, over which time our family has steadily grown, so we’ve experienced “Fishing Heaven” in the company of everything from nearly new-borns to stroppy teenagers. We all have a wonderful time on every visit, and having got to know some of the locals too it really is a home from home for us. The owner's local knowledge (demonstrated in the plethora of information at the villa) makes it an ideal base for exploring the 'Real Florida'. I think the fact that our kids usually vote for a day around the pool or on one of the endless unspoilt (and sparsely populated) beaches over a “Disney day” (or similar) says it all really. We never fail to return from the Englewood area feeling anything other than totally relaxed and in love with the place. The villa itself is superb. A wonderful riverside location, convenient for everything you'll need for an extremely fulfilling vacation and very thoughtfully set out and furnished. There's plenty of room for the kids to do their own thing in safety whilst mum and dad relax. Try it -you will have a truly wonderful time and want to go back year after year as we do, and find something/somewhere new to explore every time....... And don’t be swayed either way by the fishing –you certainly don’t need to be a fisherman (none of us fall in to that category) to enjoy this villa and this area, but it might well inspire you to give it a go.....
Left on 05/13/2010 for a stay in November 2009 | English RosesReviewed May 13, 2010Stayed Nov 2009
We have stayed at the villa for 4 consecutive
years, each time in November. We love the Gulf
Coast and we have found 'the' place that we can't
wait to return to year on year. The villa has
everything we need and the location - a short drive
to the malls and the beaches is perfect. We feel
that it is a home from home (with sunshine. We
always return home feeling totally relaxed.
The management staff are friendly and helpful. I
can honestly say that for us there's nothing that
we dislike. You do need transport as Rotunda is
several miles away from everything but to us,
that's the beauty of the place. No crowds, no noise
“A very comfortable House that is great value money”
Left on 05/13/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 13, 2010Stayed Apr 2010
We recently stayed at the Walker's Rotonda Villa in Florida again. This was our 3rd visit in as many years and I have to stay it is simply one of the nicest places we know. The house is very well equipped with every home comfort and also has a very nice pool and large pool deck for the all important sun bathing and BBQ's. The back of the house looks onto the Rotonda River and if like us you like fishing it is full of fish. Very nearby are the Gulf Beaches which are all fantastic. The wildlife in the area is also very good and if you stay at the house don't be suprised if you meet a very large friendly Heron in the garden who likes to be fed with Hot dogs!The highest recomandation that I could give anyone anyone is the fact that we are already planning our next visit.
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