Self catering villa in Florida? Rotonda Florida

Now is the time to feast your eyes and plan your next holiday, right? We’re all cooped up indoors and outside the weather is grey and wet and windy too!

Well a good friend of ours has just invested in a self catering villa in Florida and husband has forwarded on the link for me to have a nose, you know, as you do.

charlottes villa florida

Charlotte’s Villa – Rotonda, Florida

The first things that strikes me is the amount of space available.

It’s a 3 bedroom villa with 2 bathrooms that sleeps up to 6. The living areas are interconnected and have sofas, cable TV and a music system.

There are three options for dining; the dining room, outside on the patio by the swimming pool or at the breakfast bar in the kitchen – will you take a look at that fridge! I love it. The kitchen is fully equipped and there’s even a laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer AND it’s stocked with beach towels too so no need to pack those.

kitchen - charlottes villa

 

The patio area is south facing, there is a gas fired BBQ and it looks out over beautiful landscaped gardens onto the freshwater canal that passes by.

It sounds like a dream doesn’t it? The perfect holiday. The one you never want to end.

pool dining

How to get there

Charlotte’s Villa is situated on Florida’s south-west coast, “The Gem of the Suncoast” in the quiet wooded area of Rotonda and is surrounded by lakes, canals and golf courses. The Cape Haze peninsula in Charlotte County is half way between Sarasota and Fort Myers and the nearest airports are

Tampa (96 miles – around 1.5 hours)

Fort Myers (59 miles – around an hour)

Sarasota (41 miles – around 45 minutes)

Miami (195 miles)

Orlando (168 miles)

What to do in the local area?

Fancy a bit of dolphin or manatee spotting? The local white sandy beaches are only 10 – 15 minutes away.

If it’s golf that takes your fancy then there are 6 golf courses in the area. You can go hiking or cycling, there are plenty of sailing and fishing opportunities or even try your hand at jet skiing, what do you think? Would you like to try a bit of jet skiing? I would.

If it’s calm you are looking for then Charlotte’s Villa is your answer as the Rotonda is a designated bird sanctuary. You can sit peacefully in the beautiful sunshine and enjoy the local wildlife whilst you recharge your batteries, bliss. I am so there on that patio, are you?

pool

For shopping, dining and fine arts Sarasota is only 45 minutes away and Port Charlotte only 20 where you can find shopping malls, restaurants and many other stores.

Food plays an enormous part in any holiday and Cape Haze will not let you down, choose anything from the ‘all you can eat’ buffets to delicious fresh fish and steaks, maybe eaten at one of the waterside restaurants whilst taking in some breathtaking, unforgettable views.

Theme parks

Less than three hours drive away you can find the famous fun parks Disney, Universal Studio, MGM, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Sea World and Discovery Cove.

Or only 90 minutes away you can find Busch Gardens.

How do I book?

That’s the really easy bit, all you have to do is go to Charlotte’s Villa and check the availability tab, if the weeks you want are free  just fill in the enquiry and booking form and our friends will get back to you with the finer details.

Don’t forget your camera!

18 Comments

  1. December 20, 2013 / 12:50 PM

    WOW – that looks gorgeous, would love to take the boys there…. :)

    • December 20, 2013 / 10:28 PM

      They would have an amazing time and so would you too, I’m booking up as soon as I can!

  2. December 20, 2013 / 12:56 PM

    Looks and sounds lovely Mari – I wish I could close my eyes and wake up there!

    • December 20, 2013 / 10:28 PM

      We need to sort out those Star Trek bracelets and make it possible

  3. December 20, 2013 / 1:46 PM

    Looks lovely! We hope to get back to Florida one day, will certainly remember this villa!

    • December 20, 2013 / 10:29 PM

      I can’t wait to take the girls to Florida, it’s the perfect holiday for them … and for me too :)

  4. December 20, 2013 / 1:58 PM

    That looks like a GREAT place to go on holiday! Oh for some Winter sun!

    • December 20, 2013 / 10:30 PM

      If only we could transport the UK to Florida eh Maggy? Mind you we’d never get any work done as we’d be outside having fun all the time :D

  5. December 20, 2013 / 8:55 PM

    Wow, that looks lovely. I’m thinking of Florida for next year as my parents live in Seattle and we could meet in the middle.

    • December 20, 2013 / 10:31 PM

      How cool! I can’t wait to take my girls over the pond, have fun!

  6. December 20, 2013 / 9:54 PM

    It looks amazing Mari! I wish i could teleport ate myself there now!

    • December 20, 2013 / 10:31 PM

      Yeah you and me both Otilia! Set your bracelet and I’ll meet you there ;)

  7. December 20, 2013 / 10:10 PM

    Oh yes a holiday sounds good and that looks gorgeous

    • December 20, 2013 / 10:32 PM

      Holiday, the best time of the year right when we really get to enjoy our families

  8. December 20, 2013 / 10:29 PM

    That looks lovely – a really wonderful place to go – be careful though, we’ll book the week that you want if ur not careful! ;-)

  9. December 20, 2013 / 11:42 PM

    One of my old jobs was running a company booking holiday villas in Florida that belonged to friends of mine. They didnt take much selling. These villas are gorgeous.

    And indeed huge.

    WOuld love to make it over one day!

  10. December 21, 2013 / 11:45 AM

    Wow that looks so amazing. I need to add this to my list of places to go!

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