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Luxury 4/5 Bed 4000 Sq.Ft. Home In Venice/Sarasota Area (Rotonda), Florida Gulf Coast

Located on an oversized corner lot, with our extra fenced & grassed lot to the rear for further privacy. Large pool and spa, not overlooked. Electric heating, not simply solar, at no extra charge.
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Ever since the mid 1980's we have rented vacation homes all over Florida.  We always looked for grand properties, not overlooked to the rear, with private, large decked south-facing pools.  When we found this unique home we loved it and the area so much that we just had to buy it.  It's much larger than most and the rooms are spread-out, not simply directly adjoining a central lounge area, so friends and family sharing can enjoy space apart as well as time together!

Although constructed as a 5 bed, 4000 sq ft luxury villa, ‘The Palms’ has been professionally furnished as a large 4 bed for up to 8 discerning guests.  It will appeal to those seeking a much grander than the typical 2000-2500 sq ft home.  It has a large south-facing pool and deck area, not overlooked, within half an acre of beautiful, landscaped gardens. The home stands on an oversized corner lot within a quiet, select residential area.  We also own the lot behind the house, to the rear of the pool area, which is fenced and grassed for extra privacy.

Three of the four bedrooms are American King-Size (6 inches wider than UK Super King-Size) Master en-Suites.  The third bathroom  can optionally be shared with the 4th twin room (2 x separate single beds), accessed from the bedroom corridor via a separate lockable door.  The home is therefore ideal for three couples sharing, each having their own USA King Size master en-suite.

There are two separate TV lounges, plus a further lounge, dining room and a breakfast area overlooking the pool. Equipment includes 6 tv's (cable to all rooms, with HD digital cable/Netflix to main lounge 75" TV), DVD players, Playstations & CD, wireless broadband (pc not supplied) and radio/intercom is fitted to all rooms and the pool deck.

The phones in the kitchen, den and two portable units in the main lounge and master#1 allow unlimited free calls to anywhere in the mainland United States and Canada.

Five 18-hole golf courses are within a 3-mile radius. Only a few minutes by car (or use the bicycles provided in the garage) to many restaurants, marinas, tropical beaches, lagoons and islands. The inter-coastal fishing & boat rental areas and beaches of the Cape Haze peninsular and Boca Grande are a few minutes further. Port Charlotte and its shopping malls are 20 minutes by car.  Venice is approx. 25 mins to the North. Sarasota is a further 20 minute drive.

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Rotonda is situated on the Cape Haze peninsular west of Charlotte harbour, between Venice & Sarasota to the North and Naples to the South. From the air, it appears to be a perfect circle, two miles from the coast and about three miles in diameter. It is divided by its canals and infrastructure into eight segments, with a blend of high-calibre homes, lakes, golf courses and green belt. Voted amongst the top 10 ‘best places to live in the USA’, this area is a great base to explore the real Florida, providing easy access to the towns of Venice, Sarasota,  Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, Naples and The Everglades. Tampa and Busch Gardens are an hour and a half to the north. Orlando and the many other theme parks, such as Disneyworld and Universal Studios, are 2.5 hours drive. Often visitors choose a hectic 2 or 3 day trip away to the Orlando theme parks before returning again to unwind and relax.

Enjoy the year-long warm climate and waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You can busy yourself with a variety of activities including golfing, boating, fishing, jet-skiing, scuba diving, sailing, dolphin & manatee spotting, cycling, tennis, walking, or just kick-back, relax and enjoy. This area has it all!

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Golf within 3 miles (5 courses, more opening soon) Click here for Rotonda golf details
Englewood beach 10 mins drive
Boca Grande 20 mins drive
Port Charlotte & malls  20 mins drive
Wal-Mart, Winn-Dixie, Publix, Sweetbay (all approx 5 mins)
Blockbuster for DVD & Playstation game hire (5 mins)
Many local restaurants cater to all tastes:- usual chains[Red
Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, Chilis, Denny's, McD's,  Domino's Pizza, etc.]
as well as great local fish & shellfish places. More details on request.
Busch Gardens 1.5 hours
Disney 2.5 hours
Everglades 1.5 hours                                                       
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Nearest Airports and approximate transfer time by road: - Click to open Google Maps

Fort Myers (SW FL) International  (1 hour 10 mins)
Tampa International  (1 hour 30 mins)
Orlando International  (2 hours 30 mins)
Sanford International  (2 hours 50 mins)
Our local, family run property management company is on-hand nearby
to deal with any issues arising during your stay.


Short or long term rentals available.  Sorry, no pets or smoking in the home.
Typical rates (variable dependent on time of year/guest numbers)
 £1200 / US-$1700 Per Week
No hidden extra fees.  Prices include taxes, standard clean, electric pool/spa heat (not just solar) and use of the BBQ.
A refundable security bond of £300 / $400 will apply. 
20% of rental amount due on booking, balance 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Questions or to rent this home -  email

or call us:
+44 1695 280025 (UK)
+1 941-222-0105 (Florida)
Peter and Pam Hewitt

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