Gulf Coast Beaches Rotonda 1

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Guestbook for Rotonda 1

  • 19th Aug 2018

    We have just returned from our 2nd visit to this amazing villa and had yet again a fantastic stay.
    Firstly, it was such a pleasure to deal with Derek and Wendy again, Derek has such wonderful knowledge of the area and kindly shares this with his guests. It is evident that the villa is a special place and as such is so carefully looked after with every amenity and comfort provided for their guests. Derek is very attentive and quick to reply to any emails or questions.
    Secondly the villa itself - it is incredible, the villa is equipped with everything you need for your stay as well as providing extras for a visit to the beach - chairs, cool box etc. It is well decorated and beautifully clean and tidy, it has 4 lovely spacious bedrooms, 2 of which are master bedrooms with ensuite. The family area was large enough for all the family (7 of us) yet also felt cosy and homely.
    The major wow factor that this villa also has is the stunning location, unoverlooked with views of a nature reserve and canal. We spent many hours by and in the pool watching all the wonderful wildlife. The peace and tranquility of the location was very welcome after the hustle and bustle of Orlando. It was so nice to unwind and relax and enjoy spending time together.
    We love this villa so much that we have been lucky enough to be able to book again next year - I’m thrilled to be going back!
    Thank you Derek and Wendy.

    Read more Samanthat Coulson, Braintree Essex, United Kingdom,

    Reply from Villa Owners

    Pleased you had a great time, thank you for taking the time to do a review of our villa.

  • 5th Aug 2017

    The Villa is immaculate and very well presented, all home comforts are provided and it is one of the best villas that I have had the pleasure in staying in.
    The bedrooms are large and well furnished with plenty of storage space for clothes etc.
    A lovely large kitchen with everything supplied that you would possibly need, the family area was lovely for us to sit and talk about our plans etc as well as relaxing and watching a bit of tv.
    The villa also supplies beach equipment, towels etc which were fabulous to have and make use of on our numerous trips to the beach.
    The jewel to this villa is its location - overlooking a nature reserve. It was so peaceful and quiet and we took great delight in being able to be in the pool while having such a wonderful outlook. The children loved watching the many diffferent birds that came by the villa. The pool was lovely and warm and benefitted from getting the sun for the vast majority of the day.
    Finally I would like to say what a pleasure the owners were, Derek was wonderful in supplying lots of tips regarding the beaches, restaurants, places to see, he clearly takes great pride in his villa and it is evident that he knows so much about the area.
    It has been fantastic to stay in such a wonderful villa and I hope that we will be able to return one day.
    Thank you Derek and Wendy

    Read more Samantha Coulson, Essex, United Kingdom

    Reply from Villa Owners

    Thank you Samantha, it was a pleasure to have you enjoy our villa.

  • 21st Apr 2017

    The house is very clean and we could have slept up to 8 in the house! We only had 5 of us, so we had plenty of room! The lanai and pool were where we spent our mornings and evenings, enjoying the quiet and visits with all of our siblings from different parts of the world. (We came from Texas, South Africa, and Indiana). Nice place to have a mini-reunion. Easy to find, too. Will hopefully stay there again sometime! Thanks, Derek!

    Read more Nancy Holekamp, Texas, United States,

  • 28th Sep 2016

    This was one of the best equipped villas we've stayed in and had many things you don't get in other villas. Every kitchen gadget you could wish for and lots of crockery and cutlery too. There were also cleaning items under the kitchen sink including washing up liquid. The pool area was lovely, and one of the largest we've seen with plenty of chairs and sun beds. We also made good use of the noodles to lazily float around in the pool! It's a very quiet area with the only noise from the wildlife and the occasional golf buggy.

    The villa was immaculately clean and well maintained. Derek was a pleasure to liaise with, and responded very quickly to all of our enquiries, which was particularly useful as we only booked the trip a week before we travelled!

    Read more Kate Heathman, Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

  • 4th Sep 2016

    2 weeks in this villa was not long enough. Wendy and Derek have thought of everything to make your stay as easy and stress free as possible. Villa was immaculately prepared for our arrival and we found the local management company to act promptly to any enquiries. This was our second stay in the villa, we found the peace and tranquillity of the location perfect for us.

    Derek and Wendy are a pleasure to deal with and answer all communications promptly - even from around the pool when they were at the villa themselves!

    Will definitely re-book

    Read more The Tilley Family, Sandhurst, Bucks, United Kingdom

  • 21st Aug 2016

    We have just returned after 2 wonderful weeks.. After a hectic week in Orlando it was wonderful to spend 2 relaxing weeks at this beautiful villa. This was our second visit, the first being in 2010. We never even considered looking anywhere else. If anything the villa is even better equipped than it was back then. We doubt there is better equipped and maintained villa in Florida.

    Dealing with Derek is just like having your best friend holding your hand. He is the font of wisdom about Florida, in particular about Rotonda West and its surrounding area.

    His attention to detail is second to none and you just know that he really cares. Every detail is covered with nothing left to chance.
    The location of the villa is brilliant. Very private overlooking the canal. Birds of all description visit along with the odd alligator and if your lucky you may see the bobcat.

    Don't look any further book it now. You won't be disappointed.

    Read more The Paine Family, Manchester, United Kingdom

  • 12th Aug 2016

    WOW, this what what we said when we walked in to this perfect villa, we are still saying wow now! The villa is in the most perfect position, plenty of space between the houses and not overlooked at all with no one to the right of the property at all. The villa is large, spread out nicely so you are not on top of each other (perfect for 2 families) but with a lovely living space in the middle where the family room and tv are and the kitchen together. The rooms are large with 2 ensuites, the master is massive with a to die for bathroom (my favourite room!) this includes double sinks, (on different sides of the room) a bath tub and separate shower cubicle. The other ensuite has a large shower in the bathroom. The other 2 bedrooms are twins and share the 3rd bathroom. Everywhere is decorated nicely and there must be everything you could want in this villa it is very well equipped from towels, both bath and beach, coffee makers, slow cookers a BBQ to toys, books, games...I could go on. There was not one thing we thought "oh we could do with that"

    The pool deck is the best I have ever seen it is absolutely vast, plenty of room for tables, chairs and loungers, the photos do not do it justice, there is really a lot of space out there. The views are amazing, up and down the canal and over the nature reserve. The sunsets are beautiful from here too and the ceiling fan makes lovely evenings sitting out on the deck, watching the sun go down and seeing and hearing the extensive wildlife wandering around. The most noise you will hear is the old golf cart trundling over the bridge.The villa has a well equipped garage too, with 4 adult bikes which we did use to cycle around Rotunda West, beach equipment including chairs and umbrellas and cool boxes. I really cannot recommend the villa enough. The area itself has an abundance of beaches that are all empty, white sand and plenty of shells, quiet roads and really really friendly locals. This is a holiday away from the hustle and bustle and a way of seeing the real Florida, very different from Orlando and all I can say is very much for the better, you have to really experience it to appreciate it. Derek and his wife do everything possible to make sure your stay in their amazing home is as enjoyable as possible it has been a pleasure and we cannot wait to visit again.

    Read more The Poole Family, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

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