Property and local area description
Welcome to our Villa.
Welcome to our Luxury 3 bed. 3 bath. (master /spa) Villa with extra large 36'x'16' Heated Pool situated in the prestigious golfing community of Rotonda in the peaceful section of Pine Valley overlooking a secluded nature reserve.
Discover a part of Florida that has some of the finest beaches, golf courses, nature parks, fishing and so much more.
Rotonda is a safe quiet community designed in a circle which encompasses 20,000 acres attractively developed with high-quality homes set amongst canals, golf courses & greenbelt land.
A perfect location to unwind after a busy vacation in Orlando and a perfect winter retreat
‘We first visited Rotonda in the year 2000 when we did a tour of the Gulf-coast looking for an area to build our retirement holiday home.
The minute we arrived we knew we had found our spot.
We spent our holiday selecting a lot. We found what we considered to be the perfect position, and had our beautiful villa built by a trustworthy local builder who is also our Management Company in 2006. Below are a few details about the area;’
* Rotonda is a unique circular deed restricted community offering 4 golf courses with a fifth 9 hole opening soon, all of which can be used for a visitors fee.
*The safe quiet roads and nature trails are perfect for jogging, walking and cycling (bikes can be hired locally or through our management company.)
*In the centre of Rotonda is a community park covering 32 acres. Built in 2005 it offers a multipurpose sports field, children's play area, large picnic pavilion with barbecues, two free tennis courts (we provide rackets and balls) and restroom facilities. In addition there is a cycle path which follows the trails through the parks’ nature reserve.
*The internal canals of Rotonda have fresh water fish for the keen fisherman, but beware of the alligators!!
*For anyone interested in new homes and interior design numerous show homes are
open to visit seven days a week
There are large supermarkets and excellent restaurants within a few minutes drive away and a Wal-Mart Superstore nearby which is open 24 hours.
Extra facilities are as follows; In-house music system with entrance door intercom.
• Wi-FI for laptops and a printer/copier
• Satellite connection to all televisions.
• 42” Sony flat screen television + DVD in lounge.
• Television + DVD in master & guest bedrooms.
• Television in Twin bedroom.
• Fully fitted kitchen – incl. microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer with ice maker/ filtered water dispenser.
• Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer & ironing facilities.
• Telephones in all rooms – local calls are free; long distance can be made via phone card.
• Hairdryers in all 3 bathrooms
• All linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided.
ENTRANCE ROOM; Leather corner suite with coffee table and standard lamp giving a peaceful reading area.
Double patio doors overlooking pool. Carpeted
DINING ROOM; Beautiful large square glass bevelled glass table with 6 Parsons’ chairs and large low hanging ornate chandelier. Dining crockery and place mats supplied. Carpeted.
KITCHEN; Open-plan with many base and upper cabinets. Granite like worktops and breakfast-bar, integral double sink with waste disposal and spray attachment. Family sized dishwasher, large cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, side by side fridge-freezer with ice maker and water filter. Telephone with answering machine.
Electric kettle, toaster, blender, coffee maker,slow cooker and hand mixer.
Set of Tefal non stick saucepans and frying pans.
Knife block + steak knives.
Cutlery, crockery, Glasses, plastic plates etc. for outdoor dining, place mats, tea towels and oven gloves. Door to:
SEPARATE LAUNDRY ROOM; with sink, large cupboard housing ironing board and iron, Hoover and broom. Top loading washing machine, tumble dryer, rack and hangers for airing. Access to:
………………………………………………… DOUBLE GARAGE where you will find rigid cool bag on wheels with handle, 2 x beach chairs,lounger. Tennis rackets/ balls, badminton rackets, and blow-up lilos for the pool.
BREAKFAST AREA; Round glass table and chairs within Aquarium triple window overlooking pool and woodland backdrop.(One of our favourite spots). Door access to the pool area. Tiled floor.
LOUNGE; Matching Suite of furniture consisting of a large 3 seater sofa, 2 seater loveseat, and chaise for ultimate lounging! Co-ordinating coffee table and 2 side tables with large lamps.
Built in Entertainment Centre, housing a Sony 42” flat-screen television with satellite plus a DVD/CD player (American format).
Triple patio doors overlooking pool. Carpeted.
MASTER BEDROOM; King size(6’) Bed with superior bed linen, 2 night stands, 2 lamps, 8 drawer dresser with mirror, 5 drawer chest, satellite television with DVD. Electronic wall controlled ceiling fan. Double French doors opening onto Lanai and pool. Clock/ Radio with Alarm, Telephone. Carpeted.
Large Walk-in wardrobe with coat hangers leading to:
EN-SUITE MASTER BATHROOM; Large Luxurious Jet Spa Bath (total bliss if you have had a long journey). 2 sinks with cupboards under on either side of room both with large mirrors over. Walk in shower, closet for towels, and separate toilet for privacy. Hairdryer. Tiled Floor.
BEDROOM 2; Queen Size (5’) Bed with superior bed linen, 2 night stands, 2 lamps, 7 drawer dresser with mirror, satellite television with DVD. Electronic wall controlled ceiling fan. Large double wardrobe with coat hangers, Clock Radio/alarm, Telephone. Carpeted. Door leading to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM; Double walk in shower, sink with cupboard under, large mirror with spot lights, Toilet. Hairdryer. Tiled floor. Door opening to pool deck.
BEDROOM 3; Twin (3’) Beds, 7 drawer dresser, mirror, 5 drawer chest, Satellite Television, Telephone, Clock radio/alarm, Double Wardrobe with coat hangers. Door to inner hallway and Family Bathroom. (There is another door in hallway that enables the family bathroom to become en-Suite which is useful at night.) Carpeted.
FAMILY BATHROOM; Bath with shower, large sink area with cupboards under, large mirror with lights, full height closet for towels. Tiled floor.
POOL AREA; The pool area is south facing with a beautiful backdrop overlooking a grass swale then woodland, of which is a state registered bird sanctuary. Our villa is built on a longer than the average sized Rotonda Lot giving a spacious green outlook, tranquillity and privacy.
The solar &* electrically* heated pool *(extra charge, but rarely needed) is a large 36’ long x 16’ max. with water spray feature and inbuilt table and seating with rear therapeutic jets to one corner and a pool light which looks great at night.
The oversized decking is fully screened – great for keeping the ‘ mosies’ out at nighttimes when you maybe want to enjoy just sitting outside, watching the sunset or having a BBQ. with the lighting on.
Patio set consisting of, large table+6 chairs, 2 loungers+2 fully reclining chairs with footstools and side tables.
The In-House music system extends outside to the covered Lanai.
Gas Barbecue & utensils
For the safety of children there are alarms on opening doors to the pool area.
*Port Charlotte shopping mall is only 15-20 minutes drive away and has many restaurants including Ruby Tuesdays, Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse and a food hall with many more and in the surrounding area of the mall.
*Amongst the shops are JCPenneys, Sears, Dillards, and Macy's plus there is a multi screen cinema.
*Just an hour away for the really serious designer label shoppers are 2 large factory outlets at Ellenton and Estero.
Englewood has 4 beaches on the barrier island of Manasota Key. Manasota Beach, Blind Pass Beach, Englewood Beach & Stump Pass Beach. all offer a variety of amenities.
Manasota Beach boasts 14 acres of Gulf front beach & sand dunes with special areas set aside for sheltered tables, barbecue pits, boardwalks & bathhouse facilities.
Blind Pass Beach is ideal for swimming, fishing & has more than 60 acres of nature trails. There's a docking area for boaters on the inta-coastal waterway.
Englewood Beach offer recreational areas, boardwalk, picnic tables & concession stands as well as conveniently located nearby restaurants, shops & nightclubs. Walking south from Englewood beach is Stump Pass Beach a narrow strip of beach that offer anglers a great place to fish.
There are several offshore keys to explore, some accessible by road bridge; others only by boat. Perhaps one of the most attractive and quaint get-away keys to visit by road is Gasperilla Island. Approx.20 minutes easy drive from Rotonda the island is reached via a toll bridge from the mainland. Visitors to the key will drive along a road surrounded on both sides by shimmering waters and white sands and millionaires Condo's.
There is a wonderful public beach on the key (with a Caribbean feel to it) called Boca Grande. Every year between April and June, Boca Grande Pass fills with thousands of Tarpon fish churning the water all around the boats. Major fishing tournaments are held here, each year. In Boca Grande, the locals use golf carts as a major form of transport and can be easily hired on a daily basis.
If you want to experience total isolation and a real unspoilt barrier island visit Cayo Costa (itself a state park) located south of Boca Grande but only accessible by boat. The natural features of the islands are stunning. Miles of beaches, acres of pine forests, oak
palm hammocks, mangrove swamps and a spectacular display of bird life welcome visitors. Overnight camping and rental cabins are available. For the adventurers amongst you there are many more "bridgeless" keys or islands to explore, south of Cayo Costa such as North Captiva, Useppa, Don Pedra, Palm Island and Little Gasparilla.
There are many varieties of restaurants locally that you will be spoilt for choice. You will find leaflets with information in our file at the villa along with other guides relating to local amenities.
At Port Charlotte there is an array of big American food chains such as TGI Fridays, Applebee’s, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster for seafood and Carrabba’s for Italian.
Olive Garden serves both Southern and Northern Italian food and their refillable soup & salad is superb for lunch.
Leverock’s is noted for their fresh seafood is situated at the marina overlooking the waterfront where you can take the ferry over to Palm Island.
Gulf View Grill is our favourite restaurant not only for the food but to get a wonderful view of the sun setting over the sea at Englewood beach, but you do need to book in advance to get a window seat.
Also at Englewood beach is the White Elephant which has a great atmosphere mostly open-air overlooking the marina with live music and have regular ‘Happy Hours’. We must also mention Denny’s which is just a ten -fifteen minutes drive away, great for those famous American breakfasts.
Nearly opposite Denny’s is the most wonderful little independent coffee shop called Serenity that serves great cappuccinos and chocolate fudge brownies to die for!!
Forget the diet you are on holiday!!
Rotonda has 72 Holes to choose from that challenge all skill levels. Rotonda has been awarded a "Beginner Friendly Certification" from the National Golf Course Owners Association as well as the Charlotte Sun Herald's Reader's choice award for being the best course in Charlotte County. Come on out and give us a visit. The weather is great. The courses are great. All in your own backyard. That's exactly how Rotonda Golf & Country Club's three courses were planned. The Hills. The Palms. The Links. Three emeralds in a spectacular setting bathed by gulf breezes. Challenging, well maintained fairways that provide a new golfing experience with every round. Two great clubhouses with restaurants and lounges are available. Long Marsh Golf Club is the newest course to open in Rotonda. Renowned golf course architect, Ted McAnlis, has produced a championship course that is very different from anything you’ll ever play in the area. Situated on over 300 acres, the rolling terrain hints at a links-type layout and an abundance of stately oaks and native pines and palm frame many holes. Natural waste bunkers and marshes provide a challenge for golfers, as well as a haven for a variety of wildlife. Measuring 7200 yards from the tips, the course can be daunting, but four sets of tees, a minimal use of bunkers and strategically placed mounding provide a friendly game for all levels.