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?


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!