This tranquil villa lies in a peaceful area within Rotonda West, three miles as the crow flies from the Gulf of Mexico. The huge lanai enjoys marvellous views of the pool, spa, garden lake and the setting sun. An easy place to unwind and relax in. It is lovingly furnished, decorated and maintained with little spared to make your vacation a great one. This is a strictly no smoking, no pets permitted villa.
A couple of typical guest comments:
It is always with some sadness that we leave Rotonda each time we vacation here. Our experience sharing your villa this year has been as enjoyable as the best of the past 15 years plus! It has been a delight to stay in your well appointed and tastefully decorated house. Thank you for letting us use it for the past four weeks. We have all had a very comfortable, relaxing and super holiday! Blighty (UK) will feel somewhat different when we return to low 50 degrees F compared to 80 in the pool here. Thanks you so much, sincerely Ray & Val and Mike & Dot.
"Just a note of thanks and appreciation. I can't tell you how happy I was when I first entered your home and looked around! We had a wonderful vacation and loved staying at your house and felt very blessed to be celebrating the holidays here. It was so very comfortable and had every amenity. We really appreciated all of the extras you provided. I swam every day and rode the bikes on multiple occasions. We had a great time using the shark tooth finder and found several of them at different beaches. We appreciated the restaurant guides and beach guides too. I used them repeatedly and found them very helpful. Really appreciate your attention to details. You really thought of everything!!! Your kindness is truly appreciated. The time here will leave us with precious memories."
This beautiful and spacious open living villa boasts a main lounge with cathedral ceilings that makes the most of the view. There is a second sitting area with TV/Netflix, Bose stereo system as well as high speed internet and wifi. Wall length sliding patio windows lead onto the lanai and pool area with extended views of the lake, golf course and green.
The kitchen has a large breakfast bar and stools for extra seating. It is open to the main lounge so no one is left out of the fun. It is a fitted with a Cooker, a Microwave, a Fridge Freezer (with built in ice-maker and water dispenser), a Dishwasher and a Waste Disposal unit. The kitchen also has plastic ware for use outside.
The formal dining area for 6 is positioned to also take in the scenic views to the west over the pool. Enjoy eating out of doors either in shade or out in the sunshine around the Patio table. The lanai is great for enjoying breakfast or coffee in the morning sun while planning your day or later in the afternoon it provides an opportunity to enjoy a barbecue as the sun sets.
The north side of the villa holds a full length master suite with a large sitting area with TV, DVD, a walk-in closet and access to the lanai. There are two ceiling fans.
On the south side of the villa there are two spacious additional bedrooms for a degree of separation to be appreciated! These are a Queen Bedroom and a Twin Bedroom, both with ceiling fans and builtin wardrobes.
The master ensuite bathroom has a large jaccuzi bath, a walk in shower, his and her sinks and a well stocked linen cupboard.
The second bathroom has a large walk-in shower and wash area with the added advantage of direct access to the lanai area for your convenience when outdoors. It too has a well stocked linen cupboard. No need to bring towels!
The large Salt Water pool and full length lanai area faces west. The pool is so much kinder to you than chlorine ones. Lots of room to spread yourselves around.
The pool's incoming heated water flows through the adjoining Spa area.
There are 6 cushioned loungers and a pair of parasols with tables.
There is also a cushioned seat with matching ottoman.
In the shaded area there is a dining table with 6 chairs, a ceiling fan and a sun blind.
A gas barbeque is provided too.
If desired, a baby guard fence can be erected to fence off the pool.
The screened pool deck looks out onto the water and golf course in the background which creates added privacy. The Lanai is west facing so the sun is on the pool area until late evening. Watch the wildlife around the lake from the lanai with covered and open seating on three sides of the solar heated salt water pool, so much better than the chlorine alternative. It can also be floodlit for evening swims. Take time to also enjoy the Spa too. A patio table, six chairs, sun loungers and parasols are available. Enjoy the sunsets over a cocktail and don’t forget to capture stunning photographs to take home!
* Pool heating by Solar in winter or any time you wish. There is also an Electric heater (at additional cost per week)
* Within the pool cage is a gas barbecue.
There is ample room in the garage for your rental car. Here too you will find
* 4 sets of His and Her Golf Clubs for visiting golfers playing any of the large number of golf courses nearby.
* 4 adult bikes, again His and Hers plus a child bike & helmet.
* 3 Fishing rods & reels
* There is gear for visits to the beach including 6 beach chairs, parasol, towels and a cool boxes.
Wifi is available
The Cape Haze Peninsula could be described as a time capsule waiting to be discovered. It offers the visitor a diverse culture and a chance to glimpse the Florida of days gone by and is often referred to as the secret coastline. There are no big crowds here, just plenty of white sand lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and decorated with colourful shells and sharks teeth.
The coastline is unspoiled with sandy beaches it is easily accessible but remote enough to attract abundant wildlife, birds, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, Bobcats, raccoons, foxes and plenty of alligators all native to the south west Florida Gulf coast. From sailing and boating, fishing, golf, fine and casual dining, shopping to the arts there is something for everyone, young and old alike.
Rotonda West is a designated nature reserve and is approximately 30 square miles of natural habitat interspersed with canals, homes and golf courses. It is a deed restricted community and a favoured location for many reasons and is ideally located to explore the peninsula. It has year round glorious weather it is an ideal spot to relax rest and restore, a chance to recover from today’s hectic place of life.
A variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets are all close by and for chain restaurants Port Charlotte is about 20 minutes away. Excellent supermarkets with an array of excellent fresh fish, meat and deli counters are very close and include Publix, Sweetbay and Winn Dixie. For the inevitable shopping, Port Charlotte Mall is approximately twenty minutes drive. Shops include Dillards, Macy's, Hollister, Bealls and J C Penny's.
Skirted by many barrier islands, such as Don Pedro or drive across the dridge to Gasparilla Island, with it's quaint town of Boca Grande, the haunt of the rich and famous, or take a boat to Cayo Costo, a Florida State Park.
South West Florida Gulf Coast Beaches
Stump Pass, a designated state park is a natural beach with no bars or high rise simply mangroves, sea oats, soft sand and sea.
Englewood Beach is the evening gathering point for watching the stunning sunsets the bars and restaurants are lively and offer a variety of dining options.
Blind Pass Beach to the north or Middle Beach as it is referred to locally is another natural beach; it is also a great walking beach great for sharks teeth and early morning dolphin spotting.
For the golfer Rotonda West boasts five golf courses each offering a challenging round of golf, you may even be fortunate to catch a glimpse of one of the resident Alligators.
Gulf Coast Boating
The barrier islands and warm waters of the Cape Haze peninsular offer a safe environment for even the novice boater and offer a magical half or full day of relaxation and an opportunity to see the barrier islands from the water. Discover hidden bays and deserted coves, meander slowly or bounce along at speed, it will not disappoint. It is truly magical to be able to gently boat through the the warm waters of the Gulf, teeming with shoals of small fish to schools of the mightier Dolphin.
Deep sea and freshwater fishing are second to none, fish for Snook, Tarpon, Bass Trout. It is the Tarpon capital and the annual tournament is held every year off Gasparilla Island.
There are many water sports, from power boats to sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, diving or parasailing.
Marinas are plentiful and offer an opportunity to experience these waters by yourselves or as part of a charter.
The Tampa Bay Rays play their home Spring Training games at the Charlotte Sports Park which is on State Road 776, about 10 minutes drive.
The spring training runs March thru February and then the local home team The Charlotte Stone Crabs play for the rest of the year.
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Attractive discounts available for longer stays.
Rental fees INCLUDE Florida State Taxes (12%).
£140 Cleaning Fee.
£250 Security Deposit.
£65 / week optional Electric Pool Heating.
20% Deposit with balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.
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Thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay
"Thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay here at Sunset Lake Villa. We have rented villas in Florida for the last 20 years and rate this as our favourite. We found it very well appointed and comfortable both inside and out and everything we needed was here.
One of our highlights was seeing a beautiful bobcat on the green opposite and another when we had a close encounter with two Sandhill Cranes on Oyster Creek Golf Course.
Sorry to be leaving especially as snow is forecast when we arrive home - but looking forward to returning next year."
Date of stay: March 2018
Reviewer name: Phil and Bren, England
We had the most relaxing time at Sunset Lake. It is by far the best equipped and most beautifully presented holiday home we have ever stayed in. The villa is extremely spacious, and well laid out. We spent lots of time relaxing by the pool, playing board games that the host have supplied, and cooking in the nicely designed kitchen.
The hosts have done a great job of providing lots of information about local places of interest in the villa.
We would highly recommend Captain Jack's Fishing Charter, if you're lucky you might bring home you dinner - which they will fillet for you.
There's plenty of places to go for dinner. For a delicious healthy option we loved Mango Bistro. On more that one evening we drove to the beach at Gasparilla Island and ate at the South Beach Restaurant and for something fun we enjoyed Flounders restaurant and Tiki Bar.
We look forward to going back to the villa with our parents and our children for family holiday!
Date of stay: November 2017
Reviewer name: Jamie and Fiona, London, UK
We are so looking forward to revisiting Sunset Lake Villa on Rotonda, Florida.
This house is well located overlooking a lake and green of Long Marsh Golf Course.
Inside is a real home from home, beautifully furnished and so well equipped. I wish that my kitchen at home had so many gadgets and labour saving devices as this one?
The owners have catered for so many outdoor interests and hobbies like golfing, cycling and angling. The real joy for us was the lanai. After all the daily activity what could be better than to relax on one of the sumptuous loungers with a long, cool drink and watch the sun set. Magical.
Date of stay: October 2017
Reviewer name: Ann and Andy, Shropshire, England
A Perfect Holiday
Thank you for a wonderful stay at your villa. We found that the villa had everything that we needed during our stay for a perfect holiday (cool box, beach chairs, parasol etc). The pool and the Jacuzzi were wonderful, the best we have had in all of our visits to Florida.
The villa was very well presented and was decorated beautifully. During our stay there was a tropical storm, so we were unable to leave the villa – we spent the day playing the various board games, puzzles and cards that were available to us, this was a lovely touch!
The area around the villa was very peaceful and the view over the lake was beautiful. The villa is also in a great location and was only a short drive to the many beaches.
We hope to book this villa again during our next visit to Florida.
Date of stay: June 2017
Reviewer name: Allan and Jenny, Cardiff, UK
Well Appointed Villa
It is always with some sadness that we leave Rotonda each time we vacation here. Our experience sharing your villa this year has been as enjoyable as the best of the past 15 years plus!
It has been a delight to stay in your well appointed and tastefully decorated house. Thank you for letting us use it for the past four weeks. We have all had a very comfortable, relaxing and super holiday! Blighty (UK) will feel somewhat different when we return to low 50 degrees F compared to 80 in the pool here.
Date of stay: April 2016
Reviewer name: Ray & Val and Mike & Dot , Chelmsford, UK
Beautiful, Restful Location
Stayed for 6 weeks and enjoyed every minute. When we arrived the house was spotless and welcoming. We have spent many days in the Lanai bird watching. To our delight the Alligator swam by on warm days plus the sunsets were gorgeous.
It is a quiet, peaceful yet interesting setting. We have enjoyed this beautiful, restful spot so much we are sorry to leave. Next year we are staying for 3 months.
Date of stay: January 2016
Reviewer name: David, Ontario, Canada
Just a note of thanks and appreciation. I can't tell you how happy I was when I first entered your home and looked around! We had a wonderful vacation and loved staying at your house and felt very blessed to be celebrating the holidays here. It was so very comfortable and had every amenity. We really appreciated all of the extras you provided.
I swam every day and rode the bikes on multiple occasions. We had a great time using the shark tooth finder and found several of them at different beaches. We appreciated the restaurant guides and beach guides too. I used them repeatedly and found them very helpful.
Really appreciate your attention to details. You really thought of everything!!! Your kindness is truly appreciated. The time here will leave us with precious memories.
Date of stay: December 2015
Reviewer name: Mary Ann, Connecticut, USA
Wonderful Location, Wonderful Vacation
This is a fabulous house and a wonderful location. At the end of our vacation we did not want to leave, it is so comfortable and finished to a very high standard. The house is ideally situated with an oversized deck and lanai, west facing and overlooking the lake and golf course.
This is a house of exceptional quality; the owner really has thought of everything, there is nothing more you will need to ensure you have a wonderful vacation. We can’t wait to make a return visit.
Date of stay: April 2015
Reviewer name: Carol and Paul, Derby, UK