Beautiful 4 bed, 3 bath villa with 2 master suites. Eat-in kitchen & separate family room. Very private sunny SW deck, heated pool, large lanai. Greenbelt & golf course. WiFi & cable.
Our delightful home in the Pine Valley area of peaceful Rotonda West has everything you could wish for to enjoy a great holiday. Whether you plan for a relaxing beach vacation or active one with golf, fishing, biking or nature trail exploration. Have a daily swim (or two) in your own private pool and unwind with a long cool drink on a lounger in the sunny deck.
At the heart of Rotonda is a 30 acre Community Park with free tennis courts, playground and bicycle trails through the nature reserve. There is much wildlife including bobcats, tortoises, armadillos and hawks and of course alligators in the canals! Or visit the local Oyster Creek regional park which even boasts an olympic size swimming pool.
Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with 5 golf courses on Rotonda and the villa backs onto greenbelt and the fairway of the newest of the courses. The Rotonda Golf and Country club is very welcoming and most helpful whether with guest bookings, club loan or just hints and tips on the various courses. For a little gentle relaxation you can fish the river and canals of Rotonda. Or, book a trip with a local guide and fish the backwaters of the bay for Redfish or take a sea trip for Tarpon, Marlin or Shark.
The beautiful bay and Gulf coast white sand beaches of Englewood and the barrier islands are a few minutes drive away where you can swim, fish or just relax and watch the dolphins.
For adventures further afield the Orlando Disney experience is a two and a half hour drive away or nearer to home is Busch Gardens at Tampa or Sunsplash Waterpark at Cape Coral. If you prefer something a little more relaxing there are numerous State Parks including Myaka which is one of the largest and oldest in Florida. Sarasota is a lovely city about an hours drive away. There among other attractions you can visit the famous Ringling museum, the Mote Aquarium and Sea Life centre, the beautiful Mary Selby botanic garden and stroll around the delightful marina and bay side park.
Then there is of course shopping! There are several local supermarkets and restaurants only a few minutes drive away with malls and major restaurant and retail chains at Port Charlotte only 15 to 20 minutes away. Plus there is a selection of big name Outlet malls offering great bargains only an hour or so away!
Bobcat villa is a tastefully decorated fully air conditioned 4 bedrooms (2 en-suite), 3 bathroom villa that can sleep 8 guests in luxurious comfort. The designer decor includes top quality furnishings throughout while antique pieces and curios complete the elegant but comfortable styling.
There is a large fully caged deck area which is very private and faces south west. The sparkling pool can have additional electric heating (charged separately) and the added security of a child safety barrier for extra peace of mind with young children. There are plenty of sun loungers and if the sun becomes too hot or at the end of the day you can retreat under the large shaded lanai and relax with a book or enjoy an evening meal in the covered dining area with dining table and chairs, lighting and cooling fans. There is a gas BBQ grill.
The spacious interior has an elegant great room with deep sofas to relax in and a formal dining table for that special meal. The large 'eat-in' well appointed kitchen has a table and chairs, granite counters and brand new stainless steel GE appliances for 2013. There is a cooker, microwave, dishwasher and a large fridge-freezer with ice maker and water cooler, coffee maker and electric kettle. Ample crockery, glasses and stainless steel cooking utensils are of course provided. You will even find egg cups and lobster crackers! The utility area has a washing machine, large sink, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. It is linked to the separate family room by a breakfast bar with high stools. The cozy family room with squishy sofas is perfect for watching the flat screen TV and DVD's, listening to music, there is a CD player,reading or playing cards. High speed internet is provided so just bring your laptop.
There are 2 master suites both en-suite. The huge main suite has a luxury king size bed (a super king in the U.K.), TV with DVD player and his and hers walk in closets, there is private access to the pool deck. The en-suite has a walk in shower large marble bath to soak in and twin vanity units.
The second suite has a queen size bed (a king in the U.K.) TV, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and also has private access to the pool deck.
The third and fourth bedrooms each have two single beds, walk-in closets and use of the family bathroom which also opens onto the pool area.
There is a double garage with powered remote door opening. For guests use there are 2 adult and 2 child bikes, tennis racquets, fishing rods, pool toys and those essentials for beach trips, towels, coolers, chairs and an umbrella.
This is a no smoking villa but pets may be allowed by agreement.
Our local professional maintenance company is always on hand to help you and look after you during your stay.
We had one of the best holidays we have ever had at this property. It is big beautiful and offers unsurpassed privacy so that you feel like you are on your own little island when you are in the pool. It sounds odd to say but the landscaping was one of my favourite things. It was just such a peaceful arrangement you could not help feeling relaxed. I highly recommend this property. Well done to the owners who were fabulous at getting me all the needed information and so much more.
Philip from Crewe
Stayed Jul 2012
Excellent accommodation, the pictures do not do it justice. It is very well equipped and clean, with every thing you could possibly need. The location means you need a car as there are no amenities within walking distance. But all in all we throughly enjoyed the peace and quiet - that we shared with the local raccoon, tortoises and birdlife ! The local golf and country club is well worth a visit on a Wednesday or Friday when they open to the public and have a great all you can eat buffet for $13.00. Wish we were still there !
ken from magor south wales
We spent two weeks at Bobcat in June 2012 and All I can say is WOW. We have spent several holidays in Florida and like the privacy and freedom a villa gives. This was without doubt the best situation of all, if you want complete privacy and peace and quiet then this is for you. Bit of a hike to beach but we managed it most days and then back for a quiet dip in lovely pool. Cant comment on kitchen etc. as we only used it for breakers and a sandwich at lunch-time cause eating out is so cheap. Though I did manage a couple of barbies.Overall, a villa we look forward to returning to in the future.
Nigel from Nuneaton
Bobcat Villa is an ideal place to stay to explore the Gulf Coast.
We found the villa immaculately clean, comfortably furnished to a high standard and would recommend to anyone. Mike and Ann supplied some very useful local information before our trip and could not be faulted with their correspondence.
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December 2012. We had the pleasure of staying at the Bobcat Villa for two weeks over Christmas. We have stayed in Rotonda West several times, and this was one of the nicest homes that we have stayed at. Home is exactly as shown in the pictures. The home was completely equipped. Everything and anything you could think of was there, just like home. Great bed, we slept better than we do at home, but we did have a lot less worries. Pool was 85 degrees everyday (we paid for the heat), so even on the cool days we could swim. The lanai was very comfortable and private. A great place to spend your afternoons with a good book!
Location of the home is great with the short drive to the beaches of Gasparilla Island. The beach towels, chairs, and coolers were great for the beach ventures. Every chain restaurant thinkable within a 20 minute drive, as well as many good local restaurants. Walmart & the Publix store is a very short drive for all those at home needs.
The walking and biking in this area is fantastic, and the bikes at the home came in handy. You can walk for miles and only pass a couple vehicles. The Cape Haze bike trail is a great place to see wildlife. We saw wild pigs, raccoons, alligators and a pair of eagles that are nesting near the trail. No bobcats this trip. The extension of the Cape Haze trail is really nice and you can ride to Gasparilla Island now if you are up for it.
Ann was very helpful in planning our trip, everything was done very professionally and personally. We will stay at this home again when we make our way back to Rotonda!
Thank you, Ann & Michael.
Our family had a wonderful stay!! We found your home beautifully decorated, very clean, and with all the amenities one could ask for. The pool was sooo enjoyed by all of us but especially our 18 month old granddaughter !! And the security fence around the pool was perfect when little ones visit ! We have so many pictures and videos of her having sooo much fun !!
We had a nice relaxing break and we appreciated the quality of your home , by far the best we have stayed in , in the Florida area.
I also had an early morning (5:30am)encounter with a large Bobcat at the front door which made me wake up quickly, so I now have a personal perspective as to the name of your home too.
- August 2012
What can I say...Bobcat Villa was everything and more we could have wanted and hoped for. After a few hectic days in Orlando this was a sanctuary of peace and quiet made all the more enjoyable due to this stunning villa, catering for every need. Kids loved the pool and there were tears every night when it was time to come out! Luxurious and beautifully decorated as the photo gallery shows. We would definately without hesitation recommend this villa for anyone considering Rotonda West. Ann was very helpful, friendly and quick to reply to all of our queries. Thankyou for a wonderful stay at your beautiful villa. We most certainly will be back on our next visit to Rotonda West. July 12.
We had a wonderful month with beautiful weather at Bobcat villa. We would recommend the villa for sure. All the villas accoutrements were beautiful and luxurious. A very small detail, but the villas kitchen could use a large size non-stick fry pan. Cant think of a thing other than that - March 2012.
January 2012. "As our stay is coming to a close I want to say we really enjoyed the home and the time we spent here" Coming back for two months next year.
January 2012. "We had a wonderful time and felt privileged to have been able to stay in your beautiful villa, we have stayed in many rental properties in Florida and considered Bobcat Villa to be our favourite. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to stay again in the future,"
There is a large private deck which faces south west and backs onto greenbelt and the golf course providing a very private area to the rear of the house. There are sun loungers and chairs with a big shaded lanai perfect for outside dining or just to sit with a drink and relax.
The electric pool heating is a separate additional charge.
About the owner
Retired medical professional and company director. Currently managing a house building project in the U.K. for own occupation. My partner Ann and I visit our Florida home twice a year. We are in constant touch with our maintenance company who live locally in order to keep the villa in excellent condition inside and out while we are back in the UK.
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