Tell us about your visit:
Review submitted by Paul from Felpham (Submitted: 7 Sep 2012)
This is a lovely villa and has a very homely feel to it, the three of us were all sad to be leaving. The fishing dock was a particular attraction to both myself and my grandson as we are very keen anglers and we both caught plenty of fish, even one that nobody, including the local fishermen could identify. The villa is very well equipped and had everything we could possibly need, we loved the two dogs that greeted our arrival!
The area is beautiful, lots of wildlife and very quiet, and everyone we met were very friendly. Thanks for a great holiday I can highly recommend this property.
Review submitted by Lee from Peterborough (Submitted: 8 Jul 2012)
This is the most delightful elegant beautiful villa we have ever stayed at. It is as well equipped as a normal home and has a really cozy homely feel. The neighbours and locals are really friendly and the villa is in a great location with great golf courses tennis courts(though very busy)bike ride trails and paths for jogging or lovely evening strolls. Great pool and outside space with beautiful views where you can sit out and relax and watch the sun go down. The fishing deck at the bottom of the garden is a really nice finishing touch. The perfect place for spotting wildlife. We saw gators stalks eagles herons armadillo racoons bobcats and loads of turtles and more. Amazing. If you are going out make sure you remember the insect repellant!!! This has been our most amazing holiday in the most beautiful villa we have ever stayed at. Constructive criticism is always useful for these reviews but for the first time ever I really dont have anything that isnt positive to say about this place. If this villa is on your shortlist then it really should be the one to choose. It will totally exceed your expectations just like it did ours. Thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful home.
Review submitted by Julie from Hanworth (Submitted: 8 May 2012)
This property was excellent, the owner obviously put a lot of thought into the floorplan. The pool and views were visible from the two main bedrooms, the living, dining rooms and the kitchen!
The nesting box was in use by the swallow type birds and we re filled the bird feeders to keep the other birds coming back. Saw a couple of gators in the canal, along with the various other herons, even a Wood Stork. My husband caught a large gar fish on a small piece of steak!
This was the best house we have EVER rented in Florida (or France & UK for that matter).
The area is very quiet and it forces you to relax, definately did not want to leave. Hope to be able to re- book some time in the future.
Review submitted by bobbie from flimwell (Submitted: 9 Nov 2011)
stunning! absolutely loved the house - I want it! The house is superbly fitted, the furnishings and fittings are first class and extremely tasteful. The owners have very good taste. I have to say we were envious when we arrived.
The fishing rods were a bonus and we certainly made use of them, my husband caught his first catfish. We havent been to Rotonda before despite visiting florida many times and i have to say that we were really quite taken with the area and would recommend it to anyone.
If theres a downside i couldnt find it - though i would say that the two ornamental dogs made my son and i jump when we opened the door, it was quite funny though.
excellent house, great area, wish i had booked longer.
Review submitted by Kevin from Hessle (Submitted: 20 Dec 2010)
Our holiday at Herons Rest was superb. The accommodation was exceptional, offering the peace and quiet we were looking for. The variety of wildlife to be seen from the villa and surrounding area was far more than expected. The location offered easy access to all local amenities, shopping malls and tourist attractions - even a trip to Orlando to a couple of parks. Overall the best holiday my family has experienced.
Review submitted by Alison from Petts Wood (Submitted: 2 Nov 2010)
We have stayed in many properties throughout our travels but this one certainly surpassed them all. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here. The dock where the guys went fishing was a big highlight for them. All the facilities were excellent and we would certainly recommend your lovely home to all our friends and family. We certainly hope to return in the near future.
Review submitted by Michael from Hull (Submitted: 26 Oct 2010)
Takes your breath away, as soon as you open the front door.
This villa is without doubt,the best we have stayed in, since we started to visit Florida 10 yrs ago.
There is not a single bad comment I could make.
It is 11 out of 10
Hope to be booking again for either 2011 or 12, without any worries.
When youve been to the best, you dont have to look any further - and we certainly wont be
Review submitted by Martin from Bristol (Submitted: 31 Jul 2010)
This villa was outstanding in every way. From the minute that we walked through the front door we were delighted.
Review submitted by Glynis from Bracknell (Submitted: 29 Jun 2010)
Herons Nest is a homely well maintained villa, an ideal spot for watching wildlife from the deck. Accommodation is very nicely decorated and well equiped. (One negative-If needed, you couldnt really use garage as a room,as its very hot in there )
We had the water tank burst and have to say it was dealt with very quickly and efficiently by friendly staff.
Altogether a very good holiday destination.
Review submitted by Richard from Wells, Somerset (Submitted: 15 Oct 2009)
We have stayed in many villas in Florida and this is without doubt the best! Beautiful and clean with all the appliances (including a good quality TV) you could wish for. The bed in the master bedroom is amongst the most comfortable we have ever slept in.
The wildlife is spectacular, with alligators, herons, turtles and best of all the Anhinga. Not to be missed.
Situation wise, this villa is probably in the most ideal spot in Rotonda - very quiet, yet very accessible to beaches, restaurants and (for the wife), shops.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Herons Rest to anyone.
Review submitted by Jackie from Wakefield (Submitted: 2 Sep 2009)
We had a fantastic stay at Herons Rest & it is the best equipped villa we have ever stayed in! There is absolutely everything you need.
The villa is beautifully decorated & has lots of personal & homely touches. The area is very quiet & peaceful with lots of wildlife!
What more can I say - FABULOUS!
Review submitted by andrew from hudderfield (Submitted: 8 Jun 2009)
The property is perfect for a quiet relaxing time. You can spend hours chilling out watching the wildlife from the boat dock or just a short drive away are beautiful white sandy beaches. the house itself is immaculate inside and the best property we have stayed at in florida.
Review submitted by maria from bognor regis (Submitted: 11 Apr 2009)
The villa was lovely, everything you need, couldn`t of wished for anything else. In a perfect location on the canal, with its own pet aligators ha. Pool are was fab, my girls spent most of the time in there,
Review submitted by Lisa from Rochester (Submitted: 14 Oct 2008)
We enjoyed our stay at Herons rest it had everything you need, home from home, plus the extras of a pool and a dock at the bottom of the garden. Everything was so comfortable and clean, the beds, sofas, garden furniture etc. There were even extras to take to the beach in the garage which was great, and bikes to use though we ran out of time to take advantage of these. Rotonda is a central point to start exploring other parts of the gulf coast and nice restaurants nearby to enjoy some healthy meals.
Thanks for a lovely stay, would highly recommend the villa.
Review submitted by lynda from walsall (Submitted: 30 Sep 2008)
fantantic villa more like a home have sayed in lots of villas in many places this one is the best the little things around just makes it feel so welcoming everthing there for you and more thank you for a wonderful holiday
Review submitted by Gillian from Folkestone (Submitted: 12 Sep 2008)
A very beautiful Florida villa. Exceptionally well appointed with first class furniture and fittings, this far exceeded our expectations and rates as one of the nicest homes we have rented in our travels around the world. Spacious, light & airy accommodation catering for a small or large group in comfort. Great pool and outside furniture. Wonderful to the dock and to be able to sit back and fish from the bottom of the garden - my husband was in his element! Also, to have bicycles at our disposal was an added bonus and I am sure that if we were interesed in golf, the clubs would have been equally appreciated. Lots of lovely restaurants and things to do in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. Loved it.
Review submitted by Conrad from High Wycombe (Submitted: 1 Sep 2008)
Simply outstanding. This property has everything you could want and more. It is a "home" rather than a "holiday rental property" which is why you can relax without a folder full of rules and regulations.
We found the computer and internet access to be essential for planning days out and also keeping track of tropical storms! All the extras made for a relaxing time - bikes, pool toys, beach gear, well equiped kitchen, etc.
This property is highly recommended.
Review submitted by Liz from Clydebank, Scotland (Submitted: 11 Aug 2008)
Of the many villas we have rented, this one has to be the best. The villa is well appointed, very comfortable and at the end of the holiday, everyone wanted to take their bed home. The kitchen was excellent and had everything we needed. The pool was good and there were plenty of comfortable loungers and seats. The extras - internet, bikes, fishing equipment, pool toys, dvds, board games, hairdryers etc., made it truely feel like a home from home. The only complaint was from my daughter - no Disney channel which for us parents was another bonus.
The area was really quiet and provided for a great restful break. I would highly recommend this villa. For touring, just over an hour in each direction takes you to Fort Myers or Sarasota with plenty of beaches in between.
Review submitted by Edward from Sunderland (Submitted: 13 Jul 2008)
Excellent villa with a great south facing view.
Internet a plus. The villa has all the extra facilities for the beach, for the golfers -clubs available. Cycles available for the active and also tennis rackets and fishing rods.
The villa furnishings are excellent. We have stayed in numerous villas in Florida, and it is the best and most comfortable bed in the master bedroom that we have ever slept on!
I have no hesitation in recommending this villa to others. We hope to re-visit Herons Rest again in the future.
Review submitted by linda from manchester, england (Submitted: 10 May 2008)
fabulous villa, clean, modern with everything you need. I would recommend it for anyone who likes peace and quite after working in a hectic job, we do. Will definately keep this villa in our book of favourite places to stay as we will be coming back, suits both of us, my husband enjoys fishing and l relaxing on the sun deck with my favourite book, drink and chocs. Only one bad comment and that was finding the villa, we had a very frustrating 6hours looking for directions we received from the owners unfortunately there was a spelling error in one of the street names and our sat nav was totally confused, as was my short tempered husband, anyway, thankfully it was well worth all the frustration, absolutely gorgeous villa.