About the Property
* AFFORDABLE LUXURY WATERFRONT PROPERTY *
Our Glorious Gulf Villa is a stylish waterfront villa on Florida's Gulf Coast in Rotonda West; nestled between Sarasota and Naples.
Sleeps 6 (3 bed/2 bath)
Please note...this is a no smoking & no pets property.
* NO TWO VILLAS ARE THE SAME *
So don’t settle for second best!
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.
Our villa offers it's own private fishing dock, heated pool & free Wi-Fi.
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.
* 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.
* DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT! *
We are very proud of our Guest Reviews - they really do speak for themselves. Here's our most recent one...
"Today is our last day at this beautiful and comfortable home and we are sitting here by the pool reminiscing about our wonderful 4 week stay. This is definitely one of the best vacation homes we have ever stayed at, so welcoming, tastefully decorated, very clean, very nice pool and located in a quiet, safe and friendly neighborhood. It is equipped with so many things, even more than one would expect at a rental home. The canal in the back of the house adds such a great touch with the occasional jumping fish and the birds. Our stay has been amazing, not only the relaxation and the enjoyment of this home and great pool, but the adventures out and about because this home is located very close to bike and walk paths, beaches, golf courses, great restaurants, parks, and more. We look forward to being able to come back. The owners are a delight to work with and made our stay a fantastic experience.
* BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - COVID-19 CLEANING MEASURES*
In addition to a thorough deep clean that’s carried out between Guests our Management Team will have carried out the following additional cleaning protocols prior to your stay:-
- all frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected
- all low touch surfaces will be cleaned using hot water and detergent
- all linens and dishware will be washed
- sufficient soap & surface sanitation supplies provided
- to minimise direct guest contact, where possible, customer service & communication with guests will be via mobile or electronic methods; this includes remote check-in & check-out procedures and the acceptance of additional remote payment methods such as Paypal
- as responsible Villa Owners we prioritise Guests well-being by ensuring there are no back-to-back bookings during these Covid times thus allowing our Management Team plenty of time for a thorough clean and set-up
* Prime waterfront location
* Private fishing dock
* Wildlife magnet
* 4-poster super-king sized bed
Why Kids Love It
* Lockable pool safety barrier (available on request)
* Various inflatable pool toys
* Shallow end of the pool is only 3ft
* Twin beds
* Many 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 can offer a limited number of Rotonda Golf Packages at highly discounted prices (please enquire re: availability - especially during the Covid period we have found access can be tricky).
* 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
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Located within a few minutes walk/bike ride from the villa is the Cape Haze Pioneer Trail which is a 13.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail that offers the chance to see various types of wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round.
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We provide all Guests with a "Helpful Holiday Hints" booklet that is full of fun things to do, great places to visit, top restaurant recommendations and tips for finding the best beaches & golf courses :)
We provide all Guests with a "Helpful Holiday Hints" booklet that is full of fun things to do, great places to visit, top restaurant recommendations and tips for finding the best beaches & golf courses :)
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
May 01 2022 - Jun 30 2022
Jul 01 2022 - Aug 31 2022
Sep 01 2022 - Dec 18 2022
Dec 19 2022 - Jan 01 2023
Jan 02 2023 - Apr 30 2023
Optional Pool Heat p/d: $25
Departure Cleaning Fee: $275
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 payment of our non-refundable deposit - balance then due 10 weeks before travel
* Bookings less than 10 weeks away require full immediate payment
* A $500 mandatory Security Deposit is taken for all bookings - this is returned 28 days after returning home, subject to a satisfactory Villa Departure check-out completed by our Management company - more details can be found in our Terms & Conditions
* All bookings require completion of our Booking Form
* All bookings require our Terms & Conditions to be read & signed
* 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 an independent 3rd party called 'Wise'
* Cancellation Policy - please request a copy of Terms & Conditions for more details
* Sorry No Pets & No Smoking allowed
Last updated on May 19, 2022
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Hi there, thanks for taking the time to read about our Glorious Gulf Villa.
I'm Victoria, the Villa Owner and I personally process all rental bookings and guest enquiries.
I work alongside a local management company who are on hand to help Guests once they arrive at the villa.
I've been renting out our home for 15 years now so I know what it takes to make your vacation worry-free and relaxing.
We simply love Rotonda and everything that it has to offer and we invite you to come take a look for yourselves. It really is "Florida's Hidden Gem"
Why this property? We lovingly built our Glorious Gulf villa from scratch so we know every detail of it and we ensure we maintain a hands-on approach with most aspects 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.
We love our home & we love Rotonda. We would love you to come and see what all the fuss is about!
Calendar last updated: May 19, 2022
Guestbook comments from the owner:
For me and my family, this villa is full of wonderful memories, comfort and style. We have stayed here a few times and every time has been magical. This home cultivates an atmosphere of relaxation, reconnection and family time. It's evident that the Owners built this thoughtfully with love and attention to detail. to ensure every Guest has a great vacation. All the family have loved every second having fun in the pool. This villa is a second home. Thank you.
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.
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).
Perfect Home & Location
Today is our last day at this beautiful and comfortable home and we are sitting here by the pool reminiscing about our wonderful 4 week stay. This is definitely one of the best vacation homes we have ever stayed at, so welcoming, tastefully decorated, very clean, very nice pool and located in a quiet, safe and friendly neighborhood. It is equipped with so many things, even more than one would expect at a rental home. The canal in the back of the house adds such a great touch with the occasional jumping fish and the birds. Our stay has been amazing, not only the relaxation and the enjoyment of this home and great pool, but the adventures out and about because this home is located very close to bike and walk paths, beaches, golf courses, great restaurants, parks, and more. We look forward to being able to come back. The owners are a delight to work with and made our stay a fantastic experience.
Stayed: February 2022Submitted: February 28, 2022
Wow Mary! What can I say apart from thank you so much for your 5* review. I'm so pleased that your month stay was wonderful in every way. Also, I'm so glad that we could help make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. I especially love how you got out there and explored everything the area has to offer (which is a lot!) We work very hard to ensure that all our Guests have the best stay possible and it's lovely when we receive the recognition so thank you again. Kind Regards, Victoria
Very clean and well-equipped home with pool. Pool cover needs replacing, as it shed material into the pool when removed.
Stayed: December 2021Submitted: January 03, 2022
Hey Jim, So pleased you enjoyed your Christmas stay in our villa. Thanks for letting us know about needing a new pool cover - we are getting it replaced right away. Hope 2022 is a great year for you and Norma and I do hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Victoria.
Great Relaxing Vacation
We had a wonderful stay at the villa. The house was clean and had a good stock of kitchen utensils to use for having dinner at home. We enjoyed some fishing from the dock-we mostly caught turtles and some sunfish, but did see evidence of larger fish in the water. The pool was amazing. Any questions we had were answered promptly. Close proximity to the beach, park, bike trails and golf. Plenty of things to do but comfortable enough to also just stay "home" and relax
Stayed: July 2021Submitted: July 22, 2021
Hi Christine, Thanks for providing a really lovely Guest Review. I'm so pleased you all had a wonderful stay at our villa. Good to hear you made use of our fishing dock and, of course, the pool is always a big winner with guests! Do hope we can welcome you all back to stay again one day. With kind regards, Victoria.
We enjoyed our stay. The pool was heated for an extra fee but we used it everyday. Home was clean and well appointed. The dock was nice feature and we used that everyday. Our only complaints were the use of the gas grill was an up charge (???). And it was in high 80’s and AC was only allowed to be at 78 all the time. I have been to RW several times....this is first time being asked to pay for propane and not being able to have AC at 74 at least. Floor plan not as open as other homes I have stayed at. Not that it was bad, but just not as open.
Stayed: March 2021Submitted: April 12, 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write a review - I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. However...there was NO charge to you for the gas grill (please refer to your invoice). Re: the layout of the house not being open-plan enough, the only rooms which are behind closed doors are the bedrooms & bathrooms - everything else is completely open plan. I've made a note for consideration re: the a/c setting for future guests. Best wishes, Glorious Gulf Villa
"Nice villa in a nice neighborhood"
This was our first time staying in this area and went to several of the different beaches near by. It was nice to several options and my husband enjoyed going to the fishing pier in Venice and fishing off the dock at the villa.Everything was very clean and furnished well!
Stayed: February 2021Submitted: March 03, 2021
Hi Renee & Lloyd Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for our Glorious Gulf Villa. In these uncertain times, Guest Reviews are even more important than usual and letting others know that you enjoyed your stay and found everything very clean is so very helpful. I'm so glad you managed to make use of the different fishing facilities and enjoyed our amazing local beaches. Really hope we can welcome you both back again one day. With best wishes - Victoria
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. The home is well-equipped and very clean and comfortable. The pool/lanai area is terrific, and the guys enjoyed fishing off the pier. The location is convenient to get to the beaches, church, and shopping. We would definitely stay here again!
Stayed: February 2020Submitted: March 19, 2020
Thank you Fran & family for your very positive review - it's much appreciated. It's great to hear you had so much in the pool and on the fishing dock...it's always a firm family favourite! I'm so glad you all had a wonderful stay and hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards, Victoria.
Lovely home with a great view nestled in a peaceful neighborhood.
From the moment I contacted the owner I was very impressed by the professional and efficient manner in which I was treated. Before we left on our trip we were provided with extensive information that left us with no questions unanswered. The home and pool area was very clean and very well equipped, A great location for golfers, walkers and bike riders or those who just want to put up their feet and relax beside the pool.Thanks to the Brodie Family for sharing your home with us.
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: February 25, 2020
Hi Lynda, thanks for your lovely kind words and I'm so pleased the villa provided you with the perfect location for your vacation. I'm also super pleased that all the info I provided to help your stay go as smoothly as possible was worthwhile and useful. We'd love to be able to welcome you back one day. Kind regards, Victoria.
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