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(Villa The Preserve)
We had a most wonderful holiday again at "The Preserve". Super house and so peaceful.
Thanks again. Alastair, UK

( Villa Sand Dollar)
Dear Sandy & Bruce,
We have just spent two great weeks here in your beautiful villa. We regularly saw a gator swimming up and down in the canal.  One day it was out sunning itself on the grass and it looked to be around 6 feet long. This morning we saw a small raccoon come out of the woods. Also we often see a tortoise.  One morning out front, a bobcat appeared.  I don't know who ran faster st- the bobcat into the tree or my husband into the villa!!!  Our favorite break is Gasparilla where we saw manatees, rays, iguana and dolphins.  favorite restaurants are Farlows, Johnnie Leverocks, Outback.  Also for a treat we always drive up to Venice to Sharkys.  Great outlet malls at Ellenton and Miromar.  We love your lovely villa.  Hope to return.
Pauline & Stewart, Schotland

( Villa Sand Dolllar)
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a wonderful relaxing time and felt completely pampered!
You thought of everything.
Sincerely, Mrs. & Mr. Koenig

(Villa The Preserve)
A very relaxing and comfortable stay in your beautiful home, celebrating my big 5-oh no!!
We shall simply sum up the Preserve thus. "Practically perfect in every way" (M. Poppins)
Thanks.
Janie & Mick Lincolnshire, UK

(Villa Sand Dollar)
We enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home.  Beautiful taken care of. Decorated very nicely
Thanks so much.

(Villa The Preserve)
A wonderful villa & great location. Very quiet & relaxing, very comfortable.
We have been to Rotonda many times and this was the most peaceful we have stayed in.
Many thanks.
Ian & Jane Byatt, UK

(Villa Sand Dollar)
Terrific Experience!
My husband and I were first time renters and this was a terrific experience. The property is immaculate and I would recommend it to anyone. The owner and the local property management company did everything they could to make sure we were accommodated. The home is beautifully decorated. The floor plan is ideal especially if you have guests staying with you. We would definitely rent the property again.
The Wilenskys Atlanta Georgia

August 2013 (Villa The Preserve)
Great time & beautiful house. everything was just perfect.  We are here visiting my parents and grandparents.  This gives us plenty of room to enjoy diners with my parents.  Thanks so much. Lenna & Lyn Meredith, Bridgett, Don & Christopher. Middelburg, FL

(Villa Sand Dollar)
Thanks so much for allowing us to share your home.  It's a beautiful and comfortable. We loved the pool & the golf.
It 2was everything we hoped for!
Thanks so much.
The Brennan's

(Villa The Preserve)
Bruce and I are down here for a 4 day vacation before school starts for me and a busy farming season for Bruce.  We are so thrilled with the positive comments and reports of wonderful experiences from our guests!
We have purchased another home on Boundary Blvd!  Take a walk about ten houses toward the end of Boundary and you will see "Sand Dollar Villa", 1108 Boundary.  It was decorated by Interior by Joanna- the same perosn who did "The Preserve".  The homes colors are soft sage green and gold. It has a beautiful pool and SPA. Thank you for choosing our home for your Rotonda vacation.
Sandy & Bruce
, the owners

(Villa Sand Dollar)

We had a wonderful time in Sand Dollar. The property has everything that you need to feel like you are at home.
Genevieve Poulain from HomesaerchFlorida is a wonderful person, at all times they were there to help in any circumstances. Sandy, the owner, e-mailed us to find out if everything was ok. At all times we felled cared for. We spent 10 beautiful days in this lovely property. God bless this property, ask its owners.
Willy Benzaguen, Maryland


(Villa The Preserve)
Relaxing and Fun!
We just arrived home after a week at the Preserve. Our week was so relaxing and fun! It was our 3rd vacation in Rotonda and love the area! The house was lovely and quiet. The quiet preserve setting is our favorite. Our 3 yr old grandson cried when we had to leave. But we convinced him we will return! Love the near by beaches at Boca Grande and great restaurants in Englewood. Flounders being our favorite with great fish and burgers. We had so much fun playing in the pool. The shower in master is awesome! We had fun running in the openness of the floor plan and playing hide and seek with our lil guy! Would love to own a home just like this someday! Everyone in the family loved it from us in our 40s to our grown children and our favorite 3 yr old! The owners were so pleasant to work with and extremely fast with their reply to any of our questions. We will be back!
Port Clinton, Ohio

 (Villa Tropical Splendor)
Peace and Tranquility!
The villa itself is well laid out. We were a party of 2 however it can easily accommodate 6, with 3 double bedrooms. The kitchen area is large with a dining area and breakfast bar. A utility room just off housed the washer and dryer. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need from pots and pans to a teapot, so if you are English tea drinkers like us you can enjoy a cuppa on a morning. The main bedroom suite is large with a walk-in wardrobe plenty of clothes hangars, just off is the bathroom which is to die for. 2 large vanity areas, a large walk-in shower and a bath. There is a den just off this and we found it useful to set up our laptop in there. Free wifi meant we could keep in touch with friends and family. The pool area, has plenty of loungers and a sitting area in full sun or shade. Each day sitting by the pool we were able to enjoy watching a family of Northern Mockingbirds who were nesting in one of the palm trees. Although close to beaches we spent most of our time on the golf course or by the pool. We took full advantage of the golf scoop which gave us access to the Rotonda Golf and Country Club courses, our preferred one being Long Marsh which was only a couple of minutes away. Golf carts were either $15 or $20 per person depending on which course you played. The villa has bicycles for guests which we used as the surrounding area around the villa is quiet and very flat. There is a Publix supermarket just down the road, they have a very good fresh fish counter and deli so we made full use of the kitchen by eating in most nights. There are numerous restaurants in and around the area and Sarasota is approx an hour drive to the North and to the South Naples again about an hour away. Port Charlotte has a small mall, if you like bargain shopping then the Ellenton Outlook Mall is a good place to visit, especially for golf clothes. All in all this was the perfect place to be if you want to relax and chill out, I can certainly recommend it.
Mrs M Durham, UK
 

(Villa Tropical Splendor)
Our Vacation at Tropical Spendor
Words can't express how much we enjoyed staying at Tropical Splendor. We walked in and were in awe of such a beautiful place. It was huge and wide open. I kept getting lost it was so big. The bathroom was to die for. I thought I was in heaven. It was like a Roman bathhouse with double sinks and mirrors all around. The sunken tub has 4 pillars around it. The walk-in shower can fit 6. The bedroom was so comfortable. A kitchen to die for. We didn't need anything. We enjoyed the built in pool and we were only minutes from the beaches. Who could ask for more. The restaurants in the area were spectacular. I look forward to returning to Tropical Splendor again in the future. Thank you Sandra for sharing your property with us!!
Robert & Pam Russo New Haven, CT

June 2013 (Villa The Preserve)
Amazing vacation Home!
Spent 3 lovely weeks at this amazing home! Luxury and privacy abound in this wonderful home! We are already looking forward to our visit next year. You will not be disappointed in this vacation home. The owners are fantastic to deal with and provide all the comforts of home. You are close to restaurant's, beaches and shopping but far enough away to enjoy the beauty and privacy that helps make a vacation truly relaxing. Thanks for allowing us to share you wonderful home.
Jerry & Cheryl  St Charles, Missouri

(Villa The Preserve)
Stunning property.
Our stay at The Preserve was fantastic. The property really is stunning and the attention to detail is excellent.
We had everything we could have possibly needed, this ranged from bicycles in the garage for our use to a vast array of pool toys (inflatables) and more than enough outdoor furniture to allow us all to enjoy the peaceful south facing pool deck at the same time.
The owner, Sandy, was a delight to deal with. My emails were answered very quickly and always answered the question I had asked. Communication with the owners throughout the whole booking process and indeed our stay was excellent. The villa itself was immaculate. The master suite and en suite bathroom is amazing.
The location of the villa too is perfect. With Boca Grande a ten minute drive away and lots of places to eat breakfast lunch or dinner nearby, we were spoilt for choice.
If returning to Rotonda, we would most certainly book The Preserve again.
Craig Henderson  Edinburgh, Scotland
 
(Villa The Preserve)
Luxury and Elegance at The Preserve
We arrived home today, we all loved your home in Rotonda, we wanted for nothing and found it to be very peaceful and relaxing.
We have stayed in a lot of homes in Rotonda over the last 13 years and voted yours the best and hope to return again soon.
Thanks again for letting my family spend there vacation in your holiday home.
Alan & Anne Fleming
Barrow-in-Furness, UK

(Villa The Preserve)
Beautiful home!
Me and my boyfriend had a wedding to go to in Boca Grande, Fl. All of the hotels were booked so we decided to look at some houses we could rent for the weekend, we came across this rental and tried it. When you first walk in the door the only thing you can say is "wow". It looks even better then in the pictures, there's so much room and the decor is beautiful throughout the house. Also, everything you would need while you're there is all ready for you, from plates and cups to pool toys! While we were at the pool one afternoon we even saw a tortoise walking in the yard. I will deffinatley recommend this house to anyone I know who's staying in the area! Also, the owner Sandy was great, she kept in contact the whole time and answered every question. Fantastic weekend.
Nicole CT

(Villa The Preserve)
Fantastic!
We spent 2 wonderful weeks here at the Preserve. Everything was just perfect more than met our expectations. Beautiful decor (Sandy you have wonderful taste in interior design), beautiful pool which our daughter was never out of. Rotonda has been our home from home for 15 years and this is by far our favourite house we have stayed in.
Melonie M

(Privacy in Paradise)

You've definitely put your personal touch in the artwork, paintings and decorations around the inside and outside of your home. (too bad we can't lift and ship this house to Toronto).  Thank you for the wonderful welcome, experience and memories. we will forever be grateful.
With love, Luba & Larysa

(Privacy in Paradise)
I've never had a trip filled with so much love, laughter and joyful memories!!The tours around the area, the beaches and the shopping has made us feel like locals.  Boca Grade (our personal favorite), feels nothing like a Florida beach but instead like
Paradise.  16 days of pure sunshine, not a cloud in the sky, warmest weather, amazing bike rides, scenic routes and a fabulous tan later we cannot be anymore thankful for your beautiful home.

(Villa The Preserve)
Fantastic, Luxurious Home in Beautiful Quiet Setting
This was our second stay at The Preserve and we were so happy to be able to come back for a much-needed break from our hectic home life in England. The house is perfect, very spacious with a useful (unfortunately - never away from work are we!) study and fast wifi connection. Fully equipped kitchen and beautiful pool with great privacy. We love just watching the Floridian birds and wildlife whilst sipping a cocktail by the pool. The house is situated less than 10 minutes from 2 major supermarkets and less than 20 from the Port Charlotte Mall which has all the shops you may need plus a multiscreen movie house. Very easy to reach from Tampa airport and Sarasota with its museums and St armand's Circle and Venice, and - in the opposite direction - Naples, our favourite Coconut Point (Estero) and a much-loved Cheese Factory. There are many local beaches just up the road and three bikes provided to ride the lovely local trail (and it's all flat!). For a wonderful, relaxing break we highly recommend The Preserve.
Leonora Basingstoke, UK

(Villa The Preserve)
The property ticked all the boxes
For the last 10 years we have rented property in Rotonda. Many of the villas were excellent and I would be happy to recommend them.But for the last 2 years we have rented the Preserve and this is a special property. The quality of the fittings are of the highest standard and the service and cleanliness excellent. But the best is the location.The view from the pool is beautiful,quiet,and so peaceful. It is difficult to explain why some lovely properties are better than others, but this one is.. A bonus for rainy days is excellent wi-fi and top TV package. We had a late flight from Miami last year and requested if we could stay on until mid afternoon and a quick Yes from Sandy was appreciated
Alastair Hampshire

(Villa The Preserve)
Thank you for opening your home to us for the week. We had a wonderful time. You have a very beautiful home. Hopefully we will be back next summer.
The Bohn Family, Orlando, FL

(Villa The Preserve)
Thank you for a wonderful week in our beautiful home. We weather was perfect. We enjoyed many hours in the pool, which made for a very relaxing holiday. We will be back. Had a great dinner in Boca Grande at PJ's Seagrille. The snapper was very good and so was the Key Lime Pie.
Gary and Cindy Sheridan, Independence, MO

(Villa The Preserve)
We have been coming to Florida for over 23 years and stayed in Rotonda for over 8 years. What a wonderful surprise to see such an outstanding home. By far, the best we have ever stayed in. I came here with my family to celebrate my 50th birthday, one I will never forget. We had a fantastic time, free entertainment with the abundance of wildlife. We have seen 2 bobcats, raccoons, an owl, eagles, bats and turtles just in the back garden. A must is to cycle down to Boca and go onto the pier by the Fishery. We saw plenty of dolphins, manatees, sting-rays and pelicans feeding. A trip to Myakka is well worth it. Sarasota and Venice also recommended. Thank you again Sandy for letting us share your home. We are planning our next trip. PS Thanks for the lovely surprise on arrival, balloons, cokes and champagne for my birthday.
Karen and Anthony, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

(Villa The Preserve)
We've had a wonderful time in your lovely home - despite a mix of weather. Although the last week has been fabulous. We have stayed in at least 8 Rotonda West houses and most of the homes have been lovely but The Preserve was definitely the best. Everything has been thought of to make for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. We spent a lot of time at the beach at Boca Grande which we love. Also played golf and made use of the great bikes. We made a short trip to St. Augustine for 3 days which was delightful - well worth the drive. Stayed at a fantastic bed and breakfast too - At Journeys End! Time to leave this peaceful and relaxing home and pool - to head back to a very wet UK. Thank you for having us and we will be back.
Mike and Fiona, UK

(Villa The Preserve)
We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at The Preserve. It is so peaceful and beautiful. In fact, we liked it so much we will be back next year for 3 months. We did buy a crock pot and left it for everyone to enjoy. Can wait until 2013.
Andy and Cindy Anderson, Howell, MI

(Villa The Preserve)

We loved this house! We had a great time. We had friends and family visit and we enjoyed the pool, bike paths, golf and restaurants. I highly recommend The Preserve.
John and Eileen, Marengo, IL

(Villa The Preserve)
We really enjoyed spending Christmas at the The Preserve. The villa was very clean, organized and spacious. We were very lucky with the weather warm and sunny for most of our stay. We enjoyed riding the bikes and walking the various trails. Golf was also very enjoyable! Looking forward to coming back soon.
Marlene and Deiter, London, Ontario, Canada

(Villa The Preserve)
Our stay at The Preserve was very enjoyable and the villa more than met our expectations. If we every return we would happily stay there again.
Pauline and Mike Green, UK

(Villa The Preserve)
This is our seventh visit to Rotonda and this is the most luxurious house we have stayed in. We loved all of the different seating areas and the fantastic kitchen. The TV was also a bonus. We too saw the tortoise and bobcat as well as several raccoons and numerous beautiful birds. Such a beautiful, quiet setting. This was a fantastic holiday in a wonderful home. Thanks to Bruce and Sandy and to Hugh for all his patience.
Jenny, Dave and Aidan

(Villa The Preserve)
After a long trip from Chicago, we arrived at this wonderful home. The photos in the brochure and internet do not do it justice. It feels like a home and is very welcoming. The furnishings and interior design are outstanding. The family enjoyed the pool and our youngest boy (age 4) learned to swim in the pool. The kids also loved the bikes and the trips along the local roads and lanes. We all loved the sunny days and the animals we spotted in the first behind the villa. We saw a large cat twice which we believe was a Florida Panther. He walked up along the back fence on 2 occasions. We also had a large tortoise who wandered about the back garden. Other animals included armadillos, rabbits and lots of birds. We ate out most days and enjoyed many good meals. Our favorites included The Lock and Key at Englewood Beach, PJ's Seagrill in Boca Grande, The Olive Garden and Red Lobster in Port Charlotte. We visited Venice Beach and had a great lunch at Sharkey's on the Pier. We ate at Joe Crackers in Port Charlotte and enjoyed the atmosphere. A great night out is a visit to the baseball game - Port Charlotte. The Stone Crabs put on a great show. For us, who had never seen a baseball game before, it was a great experience. Our youngest boy was asked to dance on top of the dug out and won a prize from the club. We visited Babcock Ranch and all felt it was a bit of a waste of a day. Overall, we all had a fantastic time and will definitely return.
Rob and Katie Reid

(Villa The Preserve)
What a beautiful home and relaxing atmosphere. We spent a month here. We enjoyed some of the local restaurants and my husband definitely enjoyed golfing a few times a week. I caught up on my reading. We love the area and although I was leery about coming to Florida, we loved this area so much that we are coming back next year for 2 months. Can't wait ... but for now we are heading back to the snow.
Ron and Jane, Ottawa Canada

(Villa The Preserve)
We opened the front door and WOW! The breathtaking interior was such a pleasant surprise. The house's open floor plan and old world style decor made us feel like we were staying in luxury. A country feel came from being surrounded by wooded lots and the nature preserve located behind the house. Our best day was spent on a Gasparilla Marina rental boat, traveling to Cabbage Key for lunch. We were amazed at the condition of the courses and greens at Long Marsh. What a bargain you get with the Golf Scoop. It is a competitive but a playable course for all golfers. We definitely look forward to returning next year to the Preserve.
John and Mary Jo Rush, New York USA

(Villa The Preserve)
This is our 5th holiday in Rotonda and once again, we have had a wonderful time. It's our second time at The Preserve and we feel privileged to have shared your beautiful home - we thought we had died and gone to heaven! We had some scrumptious meals and enjoyed Farlows on the Water, The Pink Elephant on Boca Grande and Carrabbas in Port Charlotte and a must is the Crows Nest in Venice. Also in Venice is Sharkeys on the Pier - absolutely brilliant for sunsets though Sharkeys is a large beach hut but the food is great - idyllic on a warm evening.
If you are a golfer, the courses are great - Long marsh, The Palms, The Hills and The Links (which has lots of water).
Dave and I aren't great swimmers, but we have thoroughly enjoyed the pool. I've spent many hours in there (I'm sure my legs and stomach are toned after 4 weeks of swimming - well I can but dream). We have also enjoyed many hours on the beach - Manasota Key, Stump Pass, Venice Beach and Boca Grande. Another place worth visiting and stopping over, if possible, is Naples (about 1.5 hour drive south). It's so different to Englewood - very "buzzy" and quite "upmarket". If you go, there is a nice restaurant on 5th Avenue called Piazza. It's Italian and the food is superb. No doubt we will return to Rotonda next year to meet up with our new found friends - can't wait.
Krystyna and David, Newark, Notthingham UK




 

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