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Herons Rest, Rotonda.

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and swimming pool in White Marsh, Florida

From £616 per week

Villa to rent in White Marsh, Florida

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

Really lovely, homely villa for families or couples a like. Secluded, south-facing and backing onto waterway. Large pool, sun trap decks. Comes with FREE beautiful sunrises and stunning sunsets!

An excellent choice for a fun family holiday or a romantic break for couples who want to get away from it all. South-facing and backing onto the internal waterways of Rotonda, where you can watch local widlife including alligators, turtles,otters and birds of every variety. The villa is open-plan with a bright and spacious feel throughout. Well-equipped with everyday, modern conveniences.It has everything and more a family could need! Heron Rest is the perfect place to return to after a day at the beach, playing golf, exploring the beauty of the Gulf Coast or just to enjoy the sun and relax at home! With three comfortable bedrooms and sleeping six (plus) people, this delightful, sunny villa boasts a large patio area with a 23ft x 13ft swimming pool. Outside is a second sundeck, with views of the inland waterway, with its own fishing/boating dock. Here you can watch the sun rise and the stunning sunsets. Ample sun beds and chairs are available to relax and unwind.
Inside you will find an extensively equipped kitchen, plenty to keep the kids amused, and a homely feel.


Rotonda
Herons Rest is situated in the charming White marsh area. A peaceful community of with homes and recreation carefully placed amid nature preserves spanning thousands of acres. Rotonda is an area that caters for many interests and pursuits. With its relaxed atmosphere and abundant wildlife, there is something for everyone, from the renowned golf courses on your doorstep to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. There are local, free tennis courts and cycling trails and the villa is equipped with two sets of Calloway golf clubs, four bicycles and tennis racquets.Fishing rods are provided for use off your own dock!



The Villa
The south-facing pool and deck provide a constant sun-trap from sunrise to sunset. With modern, spacious living, this villa has been built to the highest standards and has been beautifully furnished as a home. The accommodation is open-plan and fully air conditioned. It has a large living room with a separate dining area. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and every modern convenience you could need. Living room boasts a wide screen TV with HD cable for when you want to just relax indoors!
The wall-to-wall patio doors in the living room and dining area overlook the screened patio and pool, where you can breakfast as the sun rises or enjoy evening dining as it sets. A further sundeck leads to the waterway docking, where you can fish or just relax in the sun. Sun loungers are provided, as well as beach chairs and such for days at the coast. The villa has fencing around the perimeter, which creates a private garden that incorporates a separate sun-bathing area. The Master bedroom has a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom complete with "his and hers" wash basins, a separate toilet and large walk-in rain shower. A patio door opens up onto the pool area. Bedroom Two, with a queen-sized bed, and the third bedroom with its two single beds share a second bathroom with a bath and shower. All three bedrooms have their own televisions. The Master and second bedrooms have patio door-access to the pool area.

The double garage has extra chairs, beach gear, pool toys and sun loungers. There is a full size pool table and a gym standard spinning bike, so you can keep in trim and fit, even though on vacation!

The villa also contains a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and hair dryers.

A small alcove from the kitchen houses an "office", complete with a desk, and wireless broadband internet access, fax and telephone with free local calls.
The villa is child friendly with a high chair and cot provided.

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21 out of 21 people recommend staying here

Couple from Bognor Regis, United Kingdom Apr 2016

We stayed in this villa 4 years ago and found it to be just as good. We like the dual aspect lounge and the views from all rooms except 3rd bedroom and bathrooms , obviously. Plenty of wildlife to view from the patio area. The area is very quiet and you will definately need a car. Two cranes and their baby visited us on the last morning providing photo opportunity before they slowly moved off down the street.

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From Peterborough, United Kingdom 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.

From Feltham, United Kingdom Apr 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.

From Wadhurst, United Kingdom Oct 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.

From Petts Wood, United Kingdom Oct 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.

From Hessle, United Kingdom Jul 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.


21 other reviews

JOHN Sep 2016

Everything we needed and more ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Peaceful location I have visited on many occasions. Great hub to visit the west coast from Everglades City to Tampa including Busch Gardens. Very comfortable and on the doorstep of a golf course . Backs onto the waterway where you will see an alligator chill out, fish leap and other wildlife enjoy the water. The rooms are spacious, spotless and have good quality furnishing. The standard in Rotonda is high and this villa didn't disappoint. I would return tomorrow and feel at home and in awe. Not too far from Port Charlotte where you will find everything you need, go over the bridge to Punta Gorda, follow the historical route to the fisherman so village for food, non high street shops and boat trips. Boca Grand is a favorite place with beautiful beaches to watch the dolphin pods go by. And enjoy an ice cream. Just a gem. Go.

Linda Jul 2016

Hi Mike We had a brilliant holiday and just loved staying in your villa. There was nothing we looked for that wasn't there and the beds were extremely comfortable. 😳 The pool was very clean and welcoming and we made great use of it most days, there was plenty of room on the deck for sunbathing or an afternoon snooze. We like to try different restaurants so we didn't bother with the BBQ. Thanks Mike for the use of your lovely villa we had a wonderful time, I left a message on your guest book and noted some of the restaurants we had been to also. I would definitely place your villa in my top3 list of the area and would hope to return in the future. Regards Linda July Aug 2016

Neil Jul 2016

Having stayed in a different villa each time we visit SW Florida over a timespan of 20 years we have found an area we love and a villa we will return to on our next Holiday to Florida. The villa was very spacious and spotlessly clean-no complaints. The pool is quite large-great covered area next to the pool to sit in the quiet and watch the local wildlife. All the equipment in the garage was a blessing- the beach gear for trips to Blind Pass-Boca Grande-Stump Pass beaches(all were quiet and not overcrowded). The bikes for early morning trips around the bike trails- Tennis equipment for use at the local courts at the community park. The fishing gear for early morning fishing sessions from the dock at the bottom of the garden and to watch Gaz the Gator swim by. Definitely recommend Blind Pass beach for Shark tooth hunting or taking in a baseball game on two dollar Wednesday at Port Charlotte Stone Crabs. Like I say great villa- all equipment supplied-comfortable-home from home-lots to do in the area or relax by the pool. Mike the owner is a genuine-caring guy- nothing is two much trouble- any queries you have-very timely response. We will definitely be rebooking on our next visit to Rotonda. Thanks for the use of your lovely home.

AMY Jun 2016

“Heron's Rest Villa was the PERFECT accommodation for our family of six, including two teens that love their own 'space'! We were welcomed with a beautiful property, plenty of herons as promised and even a few gators to entertain the younger two children in our party for viewing in the evenings. Mike's home was by far the BEST property that we have chosen over our years using AirBnB to stay near our mother who also resides in Rotonda W. With a spacious pool and dock on the canal, we were beyond comfortable with a plethora of amenities, including a well-stocked pantry of cooking essentials, pool table for father-son billiard 'battles' and HGTV quality master en suite for parents to escape for quiet evenings after the children were in bed after long days in the sun and surf. This is a highly recommended property for your next SW Florida holiday.”

STEVE Jun 2016

Clean well laid out property in a great location. Lovely dock on the canal to watch the wildlife ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This property has everything you could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable including golf clubs, bikes and a great pool table. Nice quiet area with lovely canal views and plenty of wildlife (herons, gators, fish, frogs, many other birds) it is nice to sit on the dock in the sun just watching the world go by. The villa is clean, well laid out and fully equipped, never did we think 'if only we had a...'. The south facing pool and lanai are great places to relax in private and enjoy the Rotonda sunshine. We did Disney in 2.5 hrs and Everglades in 2 hrs so both reasonable day trips and good beaches are only 15 mins away. And shops and restaurants only a short drive as well Date of arrival 11 June 2016

Lisa Apr 2016

"We were desperate to rent a villa on Rotonda after making the mistake of booking a hotel "for a change" after only ever staying in villas the past 20 years! We hated the restrictions of a hotel room and wanted the freedom of a villa for the remainder of our holiday. Mike responded to our request within minutes saying he would let us rent his villa from the next day for the remainder of our holiday. Within a couple of hours he had sorted everything with his management company and sent us over all the details. Absolutely fantastic! When we arrived at the villa the next day we were so happy. The villa is gorgeous. Spacious and clean with a gorgeous pool and lanai overlooking the canal with a south facing aspect. We had a lovely comfy bed in the master suite and everything we needed in the villa with the kitchen kitted out substainally with everything you could want. We also made use of the bbq which was also fab and had a lovely meal outside overlooking the pool with the sun going down. This was the best part of our holiday, we loved just chilling in the villa, using the bikes provided and also using the cool box to go down and have breakfast on manasota key beach a couple of mornings! We will definitely return to herons rest! We have stayed on the Rotonda many times in different villas and this was definitely one of the best! A big thanks to Mike we are truly thankful to him making our last few days of our holiday memorable! "

Brien Aug 2015

We had a great time in the villa. It was excellent, really well equipped with everything that we needed and we probably spent more time in the villa than any other we have rented in the past.. One of things that we noticed was the additional space around the pool allowed us to move the sunbeds into the sunny area without getting in the way of the pool and getting splashed. So many other villas are quite tight in that aspect and it is a real selling point. We used the dock area a little bit, mainly just stood looking over the canal watching the turtles and fish jumping and towards the end of our second week finally spotting the alligator. The bikes were really helpful and we used them a couple of times just to go around the nearby roads and onto the park area,also used the golf clubs a couple of times playing the Long Marsh Course. Thank you for renting out your home to us, we really enjoyed it, loved the location and all the amenities. The added extras such as the bikes, tennis racquets and golf clubs just gave us more opportunities to do things to enhance the holidays and the time we spent together as a family. I would highly recommend to others and would certainly be in touch if we ever go back to Rotonda West.

Alistair Richards Aug 2015

Hello, Yes‎ thanks, great time over there, you have a lovely property on a great plot as you said one of the few that is not overlooked. The blue heron kept us company but let us know it was his jetty. Only complaint was we didn't see an alligator but we saw turtles and all manner of other wildlife including a bald eagle on the opposite bank and in the tree opposite. The villa had probably one of the best equipped kitchens and detailed things like the cool boxes and freezer packs were ideal. We normally end up buying cheap ones and leaving them when we have been to villas in Europe and elsewhere. Having access to the bikes was also very much appreciated, All in all a very good stay, thanks. Alistair Aug 2015

Timm Moss Jul 2015

Hi Mike We had a fantastic time. Loved the villa and loved the area. You're very lucky to have it! Enjoyed fishing off the dock, although reeling in a turtle was somewhat harrowing! We enjoyed Flounders on Manasota Key one evening; wish we'd found it earlier in the week though. Would love to return in the future. Probably when our girls are a bit older. They are two (Imogen) and seven months (Nuria) so we were a bit restricted in what we could do. They still had a great time though. Imogen's swimming improved so much in the two weeks. I've been taking her swimming every Sunday morning since she was about 6 months but those two weeks did so much more for her. My wife is family photographer. She's going to have a look through to see if any may be of interest. Hopefully be in touch in the future. All the best.

Jon, Tracey & Thomas Holland Jul 2015

Hello Mike, Unfortunately we are back in the UK. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Herons Rest, the villa was very spacious and clean, it was lovely to have the swimming pool and the fishing jetty (I managed to catch 25 fish all on shrimp, I think I hooked a Tarpon at one point but it stayed on about 10 seconds before taking the hook and all) Thanks for the loan of the fishing gear, it brought me back to my youth again !! We enjoyed the surrounding area around Rotonda, and ate at local restaurants the Italian ones were superb, don’t think I will ever forget the pizza at Mammas or the Calzone at Nicolas !! We would certainly stay at Herons Rest again and would highly recommend it to anyone else, and would certainly stay ourselves again Thanks again we have some lovely memories of our time at Herons Rest Jon, Tracey & Thomas Holland

We are now back from our stay, stayed couple of extra days up in Orlando, if ever you need to stay up there would recommend the Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa. Villa was everything we could have asked for and more, it had everything anyone could ever need. Son in law did lots of fishing off the dock (caught catfish, Gar and numerous others), alligator came right passed while we were there along with lots of turtles. It was worth every penny just to see our grandson (8 months) in the pool - I have enough film to bore everyone for life! Certainly worth having the heating. Your agents were very good, Keith even came over to see us having just had his hip replaced No complaints at all and despite the fact that we have never returned to the same villa/location in the last 18 years I am sure we will be back to Herons Rest, and it appears so may our children with their friends as they all enjoyed it so much Thanks again Dave oct 2014

Hi Mike, We are back home after spending two great weeks at your villa. Just an email to say everything was great, the villa was very clean and well stocked and we saw no ants at all...except outside of course. We lost a beach umbrella (wind whisked it away) so we purchased a replacement. If you need a referral anywhere then please dont hesitate to ask. Kind regards, Dawn, Ryan, Jack and Nate. Aug 2014

Hi Mike We have just returned to the UK and had a wonderful time in your beautiful villa. One of the the main highlights of our stay was several visits to Boca Grande. You should be very proud of your villa, which was up to a high standard. We really appreciated all the equipment in the kitchen and garage. We also really appreciated the work that has gone into your ‘pack’ very useful! All the best and thanks again for letting us use your US home. Simon Aug 2014

Hi Mike, Just wanted to let you know that your lovely family villa at Rotonda was fabulous! As expected it was spacious, well equipped, luxurious and lovely and quiet! It was great to chill out at the end of our holiday, after theme parks in Orlando, touring around Florida taking in Miami, Keys – all the way down to Key West - and then travelling up the Tamiami trail through the Everglades. Early morning we did see gators in the creek which was thrilling. We also saw turtles, fish and unusual birds on and around the dock. We visited local beaches and towns and had 1 day proper shopping at Ellenton Mall. I think what we enjoyed the most was the lovely pool, so private and quiet (the pool heating wasn’t on but we didn’t need it, too hot!), the wildlife and the fishing from the dock! Lovely villa and thanks for letting it out to us. Hope to return one day! Best regards Park Family Edinburgh july 2014

HI MIKE, BEEN ABSOLUTLEY HECTIC SINCE WE GOT BACK, BUT HAD A BRILLIANT TIME AT YOUR VILLA, BEEN BEFORE LOVED IT THEN AND THE SECOND TIME EVEN BETTER, ITS SO PEACEFUL, BLISS!. DID QUITE A LOT OF FISHING FROM THE DOCK AND ON ONE OCCASION CAUGHT YOUR LOCAL GATOR, TRIED TO GET A PHOTO, BUT HE SNAPPED THE LINE BEFORE WE COULD GET THE CAMERA, WHAT A SHOCK THAT WAS ALTHOUGH WE KNEW HE WAS ABOUT. LOVELY PEACEFUL VILLA WILL BE STAYING THERE AGAIN SOON, BUT WE ARE OFF TO VEGAS 2015, BUT NOT BOOKED YET. ONCE AGAIN MIKE THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I WILL DEF RECOMMEND YOUR FAB VILLA. DAVE AND LINDA July 2104

Dear Mike and Julia It is our last complete day at your lovely house and we will be very sad to leave tomorrow. Your house is so peaceful and we have seen lots of wildlife including a few gators which thrilled us. Your house is truly a home and we loved all the little touches, especially the hair straighteners, thank you! Thank you both very much for renting us your house and we dont know how you can keep away from it. Best wishes Alan and Val Mayor June 2014

This house is a real home, filled with all the little extras which make a holiday special. The location is perfect, peaceful and backing onto the waterway means an abundance of wildlife....including alligators! The garage is filled with bikes and beach items for guests to use. We loved the pool, sunshine, beaches and shopping. A perfect place for a special holiday Alan and Val Mayor June 2014

Hi Mike, Just returned from our holiday at Herons rest (a little jet lagged but we can cope with that). We want to say thank you for sharing your home with us, everything was perfect and we had a fabulous vacation. Looking forward to our next visit in August. Regards Anthony & Pat Pearson. Aug 2014

Hi Mike, Had a brilliant time thanks. We found the villa very comfortable, well equipped and well suited to two couples. The men particularly enjoyed the fishing pier and caught numerous catfish. We would have no hesitation recommending your villa and in fact are seriously considering returning to the area in 2015 so you may well be hearing from me very soon. Kind regards Judy and David Ashwin PS on arrival at the villa the log alligator by the pool had us all fooled, we actually poked it with the pool net to make sure it wasnt real! May 2014

Dear Mike We are in our second week here at Herons rest and have totally enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and facilities provided. We have enjoyed the fishing and have caught at least 3 every day, mainly catfish, but also the gar fishes. The boys have loved it. I will post pictures when I return to the uk. The wildlife is fantastic. We have had a visitor most mornings and evenings who the boys have named Scooby. He/she is a huge Great Blue Heron who comes up to the lanai and stares at us and follows us down to the dock so that it can watch us fish and eat at the same time. If we come back again we will certainly stay here again. And just as I am about to send this mail we see loads of fireflies dancing. Kind regards Gerard May 2014

Hi, The villas was great. Can not think of anything to improve it. It was spotless, very clean and tidy. Anything you could need was there. Hope to return again and spreading the word about how nice it was. Thanks Lesley Bell 31 08 13

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Location

This villa is:

15km from the nearest beach 2km from the nearest bar 2km from the nearest restaurant 10km from the nearest supermarket 60km from Ft Myers airport 100km from Tampa Airport 90km from Tampa 180km from Miami

Local activities

Boat hire 5km Sailling 5km Scuba diving 5km Water skiing 5km Wind surfing 5km

Sights and attractions

Shopping 2km Theatre 15km Cinema 15km

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Outside this villa in White Marsh, Florida
This villa is in a quiet area near the waterfront. It has a pool, a barbecue, a garage, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 21 April 2016 - 31 March 2017: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 2 March - 31 March 2018: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 2 March - 31 March 2019: the minimum stay is 4 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 21 days or more.
  • Receive 5% off if the booking is for 14 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Optional extras

  • Pool Heating( winter months only)

    £45.00 per week, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Garage, 1 cot

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms, 1 en suite bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool with solar heating

Entertainment

DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 7, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Tennis court

Suitable for

Infants

Extra information

The property backs onto a waterway with private dock for boating / fishing(free of charge).Fishing gear provided! Ample sun beds and chairs provided to relax and unwind. High chair and cot for children provided FOC. Pool alarm available. Plasma 42" wide-screen cable HD TV! Free wireless broadband internet. Local free tennis courts, bike trails (racquets and bikes provided) Prices: Do email me for longer bookings discounts. EASTER BOOKINGS minimum of 2 weeks. For rates in $s please contact owner

Michael

Average rating from 21 reviews

Private Owner From Woking, United Kingdom Member since Mar 2008

Hi, I am English, my wife American. We live in the UK, married for over 35 years we have two grown up daughters. We visit family in Florida regularly and now own our own piece of it in Rotonda. I jog and cycle to keep fit, my wife shops! We just love it here, not just the sun, but the whole area is unique, unspoiled and special. It is more 'old time' Florida, not commercialized or touristy. You will have the most relaxing, "get away from it all", time here! We have a local management company, run by an English family who look after the villa and will look after you while you stay here.

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Hi, I am English, my wife American. We live in the UK, married for over 35 years we have two grown up daughters. We visit family in Florida regularly and now own our own piece of it in Rotonda. I jog and cycle to keep fit, my wife shops! We just love it here, not just the sun, but the whole area is unique, unspoiled and special. It is more 'old time' Florida, not commercialized or touristy. You will have the most relaxing, "get away from it all", time here! We have a local management company, run by an English family who look after the villa and will look after you while you stay here.

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