About the Property
* AFFORDABLE LUXURY - BE PREPARED TO BE IMPRESSED *
Our Glorious Gulf Villa is a stylish waterfront villa on Florida's Gulf Coast in Rotonda West; nestled between Sarasota and Naples.
No two villas are ever the same, so don’t settle for second best.
Our villa offers it's own private fishing dock, heated pool & free Wi-Fi.
If you’re looking for a luxurious Gulf Coast villa in Florida, that provides luxury, tranquillity and beauty, then you don’t need to look any further.
Please take a moment to explore our Glorious Gulf Villa website (link below) to see our more villa details and info on the local area or if you prefer to talk to us direct please give us a call with any questions (phone number below) .
* YOUR OWN PRIVATE HAVEN AWAITS *
Our stylish Glorious Gulf Coast villa is the perfect destination for everyone of all ages. Relax in the knowledge that your vacation can start stress-free from the minute you arrive.
We are located right on the waterfront providing you with amazing views. Complete with a large private electric heated pool as well as your very own fishing dock if not for fishing on, then simply relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine.
From the minute you first walk through the door you will instantly have the “WOW!” factor. Contemporary in style, professionally and tastefully interior designed with comfort and style in mind.
Sleeps 6 - 3 bed/2 bath. No smoking & no pets allowed.
* LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION *
We believe our villa has it all...amazing waterfront location, abundance of wildlife to observe, nearby championship golf courses, beaches, restaurants & shops to keep everyone happy.
* INTERIOR *
The layout is open-plan style making it a very social home with distinct separate areas for the Living Room, Family Gathering Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Nook Area.
Every room is light, spacious and well planned.
Master suite - has a stunning 4-poster super-king bed, large en-suite with walk-in shower, separate toilet, his & hers basins and hairdryer.
Queen suite - has a queen bed and beautiful views of the waterway - shares bathroom (bath, shower & toilet) with twin room
Twin room - twin beds
* EXTERIOR *
For lovers of the sun, the sun deck stretches out to the pool area and makes the perfect place to sunbathe.
The large private pool is most inviting - it can be heated in the cooler months to allow all year round swimming (extra charge).
At the bottom of the garden you will find your own private fishing dock complete with fishing rod and leisure chairs. Even if you don’t fish, it’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset, enjoy a good book with a glass of wine or watch the different types of wildlife.
We believe our villa has something special to offer everyone. Here are some of our villa highlights:-
* Prime waterfront location
* Wildlife magnet
* Private electric heated poo & private fishing dock
* 4-poster super-king sized bed
* 47” LED 1080p SMART TV & HD TV Cable Package & surround sound
* Free hi-speed wireless high speed internet
* Free USA & Canada phone calls
* Stylish interior, Italian inspired decor, leather & marble finishing
* Local Management Company on hand for any problems
* Great choice of Golf courses on your door-step
Why Kids Love It
* One level - no issue with stairs
* Lockable child safety barrier surrounding pool
* Various pool toys & games
* Shallow end of the pool is only 3ft
* Large front & back garden
* Twin beds
* Nightlights to ensure comfort in the dark.
* Many good local beaches
* Teach them how to fish on our dock
* Local park only 2 mins drive away with playground area, bike trails, multi-purpose fields open space, nature preserve, nature trails, picnic area, tennis courts, toilets
* Busch Gardens theme park is only 90 mins away and further afield Disney is approx 2.5 hours away
* Baby equipment can be hired locally
* THE HIDDEN GEM OF FLORIDA *
Rotonda is just waiting for you to discover it!
Perfectly situated between the main cities of Sarasota to the north & Naples to the south. Locally it sits between Englewood and Port Charlotte.
The area is a Deed Restricted Nature Conservation Area filled amazing wildlife, intersecting canals/ waterways and championship golf courses.
Voted ‘Best Place to live in the South’ for many years due to the consistently excellent weather, availability of leisure and arts pursuits, the economy and the low crime rates.
* GOLF COURSES *
There are many Championship golf courses just minutes away from the villa. Especially as our villa offers a limited number of Rotonda Golf Packages which can sometimes be offered to Guests at a highly discounted price throughout the year (please enquire for more info and availability)
* BEACHES *
The Gulf Coast is home to many beautiful and award winning beaches - 28 miles of them in fact including the exclusive Boca Grande beach on Gasparilla Island.
Young and old will enjoy dolphin watching, shell collecting, watching the sun-rise / set or simply eating freshly caught fish at the excellent beachfront restaurants
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May 01 2019 - Dec 22 2019
Dec 23 2019 - Dec 31 2019
Jan 01 2020 - Apr 30 2020
May 01 2020 - Dec 20 2020
Departure cleaning fee: $195
Electric pool (optional): $150
Tax Rate: 12%
Our Rates are fully inclusive of the following:-
- FREE high speed wireless internet
- FREE calls to USA & Canada
- Private fishing dock
- 47” LED 1080p SMART TV with HD TV Cable Package
- LG Bluetooth audio & surround sound
- Linen & towels
- Air conditioning
Bookings more than 10 weeks away only require $500 non-refundable deposit (balance due 10 weeks before travel)
Bookings less than 10 weeks away require fully immediate payment
All bookings must complete our Booking Form & agree to our Terms & Conditions
For US & Canadian Guests – rental payments can be made directly to our US bank via a manual check or online bank transfer
For UK & European Guests – rentals payments are made securely & quickly online via TransferWise
Our Terms & Conditions will explain our cancellation policy
Sorry No Pets & No Smoking allowed
(*) Security Deposit of $500 is taken for all bookings and is refundable 28 days after returning home, subject to our Villa Terms & Conditions
Last updated on August 22, 2019
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Hi & thank you for your interest in our Glorious Gulf Villa.
We are the Brodie Family from Buckinghamshire in England.
I'm Victoria, the Owner. I personally administer the bookings and the day-to-day running of the Villa. It's hard work but also rewarding. It's a great feeling when Guests return home and send you an email about the wonderful time they spent at our home. I know then, that I've done a good job in making their vacation a special and relaxing one.
Why this property? * HAPPY HOLIDAY = HAPPY GUESTS *
We are friendly Owners and it's really important to us that we offer all our Guests a great experience from start to finish. We lovingly built our villa from scratch so we know every detail of it and we like to personally oversee all aspects of it to ensure consistent quality. That's why our previous Guests highly recommend us to their friends & family and we have many happy repeat Guests who love to return year-after-year.
* NEW/NERVOUS ABOUT BOOKING A PRIVATE PROPERTY *
Please don't worry! We have been welcoming Guests to our Glorious Gulf Villa since we built it in 2007. We know exactly what it takes to make a great vacation and we like all our Guests to return home with wonderful memories.
We love our home. & we love Rotonda. We would love you to come and see what all the fuss is about!
Calendar last updated: August 22, 2019
Phone number: +44 (783) 452-8653
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Our Villa website link - includes a virtual video tour
Guestbook comments from the owner:
This is our 2nd time at the villa and we have had 3 glorious weeks. This area holds everything we need in a holiday. Our favourite (like so many others!) is still Boca Grande beach. Took a fabulous boat trip in which we saw manatees and dolphins - utterly beautiful. Then enjoyed a nice meal at Leverock's Restaurant after the trip. The weather has been amazing and the wildlife quite spectacular. Thank you again Victoria for sharing your lovely villa and can't wait for next year.
This villa had everything we needed for a fun filled family stay.
Lots of fun times spent in the pool. It was our Son's 1st time learning to fish off the dock :) Good to see lots of wildlife including alligators, turtles and many types of birds. Had some wonderful home cooked food out on the lanai in the warm evening sunset.
When we did manage to drag ourselves out of the villa it was great to have everything we needed to pack a picnic and go off on our adventures. Saw many amazing beaches; Siesta Key, Turtle Bay, Englewood and our favourite Boca Grande. Top tip - there's really good ice cream @
We were blessed to see dolphins on Boca Grande beach on our last day.
All sad to be leaving but thanks Victoria for a really memorable stay.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people does the villa sleep?
6 people in total - this includes children
Do you allow pets?
No we do not allow pets
Do you allow smoking?
No we do not allow smoking inside the property
Is Wi-Fi provided at the villa?
Yes we offer free hi-speed wireless internet
Can I use the phone?
Yes, local calls as well as calls to the USA & Canada are FREE OF CHARGE.
For any other calls, you will need to purchase a phone card from the local supermarket.
What time can we check-in?
On the day of your arrival check-in time we ask that you arrive no earlier than 4pm
What time do we have to check-out?
On the day of your departure we ask that you depart the villa no later than 11am
How do we locate the villa & how do we gain access?
Prior to setting off on your holiday, you will be provided with an Essential Holiday Information Pack that will include the address and directions of the villa. Entry is via an electronic key-pad (no keys are required) and you will be given the code to this in your pack.
What happens if I have a problem during my stay?
Prior to setting off on your holiday, you will be provided with an Essential Holiday Information Pack with all the main contact details for our local Villa Manager for any major problems you may have.
Do you offer any Special Deals?
We believe our villa is already competitively priced however, from time to time, in our quieter months we may offer special rates /last minute deals. Please contact us directly to enquire further. Our contact details (phone number & website are provided on this site).
Glorious Gulf Villa
We had the great good fortune to enjoy 11 days in this beautiful villa and we had the most wonderful stay.The house is spacious, comfortable and so luxurious. Everything we needed was provided for and more.But the best part for us was the gorgeous deck. We could have spent our whole stay relaxing there enjoying the wildlife and the tranquility of the canal. In fact we had to drag ourselves away to explore the local area.My husband & son really enjoyed the fishing dock and the local alligators paid them a visit each day. At the beach we got to see some dolphins and a manatee. We even encountered turtles crossing the road. My abiding memory will be mornings on the deck listening to and watching the birds.Victoria the owner has gone out of her way to make the reservation process very simple. She also provides lots of information on the local area and top tips for a great holiday.We’d return in a heartbeat. It was a very relaxing, laid back trip in a fantastic home.A big thank you to Victoria & her family for sharing their amazing villa with us!
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: June 25, 2019
Anna, WOW! What a wonderful review you have provided for us. I am thrilled you & your family had such a relaxing stay in our villa. It's so satisfying as a Villa Owner to hear that we are not only providing the best quality accommodation but also a friendly and helpful customer experience too. We are very excited to learn that you wish to return next year. You have been such a lovely family and it would be our honour to welcome you back. Very warm regards, Victoria.
Absolutely Perfect , Fabulous Villa
We have holidayed in Florida for many years but without doubt Glorious Gulf Villa has provided the best vacation experience ever. Beautifully presented this family friendly villa is in an excellent location with easy access to beaches, shops and restaurants. The Villa is spacious, superbly appointed and spotlessly clean. Fully equipped there is everything you need for a brilliant vacation. The pool and covered lanai are great and the outside fishing deck a welcome bonus. We spent many hours watching the fantastic wildlife, unbelievable to watch Alligators cruising the waterway and we even saw otters this year! Cape Haze pioneer trail is close by and really enjoyed cycling down to Boca Grande (bikes provided by the owners) in the early morning or late evening. Victoria the owner is a pleasure to deal with, extremely professional and all transactions were seamless. Can not emphasise how highly we recommend Glorious Gulf Villa, two blissful weeks.
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: May 19, 2019
Wow guys what can I say?! Thank you so very much for your wonderful review and high praise for the villa - it's very much appreciated. It really means the world to me that you love our villa as much as we do. Fingers crossed we welcome you back for your 4th stay next year :) Best wishes and thanks again for your support. Kind regards, Victoria.
Wonderful relaxing villa
This Villa is situated in the outer boundary of rotunda circle. The location was very quiet fronted by a canal which was full of fish, alligators and turtles. The lanai was a very relaxing place to listen to the different birds. We had a cardinal that came each day. The pool was very clean. The house is the Florida style which we love for privacy. The inside is very tastefully decorated and has everything you need. Victoria, the owned, was very pleasant to deal with and Mary the property manager was excellent. The area has five golf courses within ten minutes, very close to restaurants , beaches, and shopping. I would recommend this villa.
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: March 25, 2019
Hi Brenda, thank you for your very positive review. I'm so pleased our Glorious Gulf Villa managed to make your vacation relaxing & memorable. When you arrived home you emailed us to say "Your lanai area was one of the nicest we have had" which is very high praise and makes me so happy that you appreciated everything our villa has to offer. I know I've done a good job when my Guests arrive home happy, content and already considering returning to stay with us again some time in future.
Everything we expected!
This house is centrally located, well maintained and very comfortable. The pool was very enjoyable as the water temperature was well maintained and a great size. The bedrooms were roomy with great storage. We had a great time and would come back again.
Stayed: February 2019Submitted: March 11, 2019
Hi Bob & JoAnn - Thanks for taking the time to write this review for us. I'm really pleased you had a wonderful stay at our Glorious Gulf Villa and it's great to hear that our villa managed to meet your expectations. I'm so sorry we are already booked for the dates you wanted to re-visit next year...maybe our paths will cross again in 2021?! Take care & kind regards, Victoria (Owner).
What a wonderful holiday.
After a very hectic week doing the Theme Parks in Orlando we were keen for some rest and relaxation on the Gulf Coast.We were so pleased when we arrived to find the villa was exactly what we needed. Nice and spacious for a family of 5 with a good sized pool and wonderful views.We enjoyed eating in and having dinner outside by the pool but we also enjoyed trying different local restaurants. To keep the kids amused we found the Tikki bar on Englewood beach worked well as they could play games outside and we could listen to live music. We all enjoyed hunting for sharks teeth on the beach.The local supermarket is just a short drive away and it has everything you need – we noticed a chemist and a dentist in the same area as well as various takeaway restaurants.We only needed to speak to the Management Lady once who’s there to help with any questions but it was nice to know we could reach out to someone locally if we needed to.We would love to return one day and see more of what the area offers as we ran out of time.
Stayed: May 2018Submitted: October 25, 2018
Hi, thanks for your lovely review. It's great to hear your whole family enjoyed the villa and managed to get some relaxation. I'm also pleased you like our recommendation of the Englewood Tikki bar - it's a guest favourite. We would love to welcome you back another year. We offer Incentives for Guests who re-book with us direct so please get in touch. Thanks again - kind regards, Victoria (Owner)
Gloria Gulf Villa
It was really difficult deciding where to stay as all the villas online looked very similar and we had never done a private rental before so we were a bit nervous. We decided on Glorious Gulf Villa as my husband and I enjoy playing golf and this villa was close to lots of different golf courses. He also liked the fact that it had a fishing dock and thought it would be fun to give fishing a try. The rental price was competitively priced – especially as the villa sleeps 6 people.The booking process was very easy and the Owner patiently answered my long list of questions.The photos of the villa online looked impressive and when we arrived we realised the villa was just as described and it certainly did not disappoint seeing it for real. It was larger than we had imagined and we couldn’t believe the amount the wildlife that we spotted in the garden and by the waterway. We took so many photos.We were spoilt with the choice of golf courses – we tried a different one every day and some of them have nice Club Houses to drink at afterwards.We liked taking the Cape Haze trial which is about 5 minutes away from the villa where you can explore it all the way down the Gulf. We walked but lots of people were on bikes.Overall we had a really relaxing and comfortable stay and it certainly ticked all our boxes.
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: October 24, 2018
Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to write us a great review. I know how important Golf was to you both and I'm so pleased you loved all the courses that the area has to offer. It's also great that you explored the Cape Haze trail - perfect for spotting lots of different wildlife along the way. We would love to welcome you back. We offer Incentives for Guests who re-book with us direct so please get in touch. Thanks again - kind regards, Victoria (Own