“ Excellent ”
59 Reviews
97 Mariner Ln, Rotonda, FL 33947


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Villa
Per night: $70 - $125
Per week: $385 - $675
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Rotonda vacation villa rental
Surrounded by gently swaying palm trees and colorful tropical plants ... step into a relaxing, nicely appointed Florida home, greeted by soft music and swirling ceiling fans. A complimentary bottle of wine and a fruit basket filled with fresh citrus and tasty treats will await your arrival and welcome you to your "little piece of paradise"... Welcome to "Bliss Cottage"!

Newer single family home, fully furnished in "Floribbean decor" & newly updated, sleeps 4 to 6. Has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 car garage, private solar heated swimming pool w/screened-in lanai, fully equipped kitchen, high-speed internet connection with wifi, and cable flat screen HD televisions in each room, nice yard with palms & fruit trees and a feng shui butterfly garden, quiet street in very nice deed-restricted area, & only a few minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and local beaches, 8 golf courses and numerous nature trails! Much, much more! (Please inquire for computer links to many places of interest in the area, or for a complete listing of area golf courses, local events, etc.) CONCIERGE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE!
Area Information
Rotonda West is the largest deed-restricted neighborhood in Florida.(A safe community that is operated and governed by the residents). It is located in the coastal town of Englewood on the beautiful Cape Haze peninsula just minutes from local Gulf beaches, golf courses, parks & nature trails, water sports, boating & fishing, restaurants with varied cuisines, shopping, and the most beautiful sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico that can be seen anywhere!!! The Englewood area is a small, but growing community where you can find just about anything you could want or need. The world famous Warm Mineral Springs is less than a 30-minute drive away. Busch Gardens is less than an hour to the north. The Florida Keys and Florida attractions are only about a 3-hr. drive away, or take the "Key West Express"! It's all here for you to enjoy! (Check out the links for other area information, maps, weather, etc.) Please e-mail us for a speedy response! Thanks!!!

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2014 Mar 31 2015 $110 $125 $675 $2,350 1 Month
Apr 01 2015 May 31 2015 $85 $115 $475 $1,750 1 Week
Jun 01 2015 Sep 30 2015 $70 $85 $385 $1,350 3 Nights
Oct 01 2015 Nov 30 2015 $85 $115 $475 $1,750 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: WE REQUIRE A $200.00 SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR A ONE WEEK STAY. $250.00 for longer stays. (Refundable after your stay) THE FULL RENTAL AMOUNT IS DUE IN ADVANCE OR UPON YOUR ARRIVAL. {3 day minimum stay required} ADVANCE PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED FOR NIGHTLY/WEEK-END STAYS. 60 DAY MINIMUM CANCELLATION NOTICE REQUIRED FOR REFUND OF DEPOSIT. cancellation fee applies (ASK ABOUT OUR INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY.) Trip Insurance is recommended. Please inquire. We accept credit card payments through PayPal.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Garage
  • Lanai
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Bikes
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Ocean
    (4 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (12 miles)
  • Pool
  • Bowling
    (3 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (4 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (12 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (4 miles)
  • Sailing
    (4 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (25 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (4 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (4 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (4 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (4 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (4 miles)
  • Surfing
    (4 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (4 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (4 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (4 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (4 miles)
  • Winery
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (4 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (12 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (4 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
WOW!...JUST ABOUT ANY WARM WEATHER ACTIVITY YOU COULD EVER WANT IS HERE OR NEARBY!!! THESE ARE THE BEST RENTAL RATES IN THE AREA!!! CONTACT OWNER NOW FOR AFFORDABLE RATES AND AVAILABILITY. (THIS RENTAL IS AVAILABLE SEASONALLY, YEAR ROUND AT GREAT RATES!...PLEASE INQUIRE!) Come to relax...or come to have fun...or come for some excitement! Your vacation is what YOU make of it! Come and ENJOY!!! Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, said: "Life must be lived as play". Come play in our piece of paradise! CONCIERGE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE. JUST ASK!

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Rotonda, Florida

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Richard Morris

Hot Springs Village, AR USA

Clean, Convenient, Cordial

We were very fortunate to find this rental home while attending our nephew's wedding activities in Boca Grande (20 minute drive). The home is in a very quiet neighborhood, convenient to grocery store, Walmart and the public beach. The kitchen is well appointed and equipped for meal prep. Very nice refrigerator sporting a bottle of our favorite wine upon our arrival. Lovely private, screened in pool area adjoins back of home off eating area. Book shelves are host to wide range of current hardbacks written by well known authors. The owners (who live next door) placed a fresh fruit basket on the kitchen counter for us upon arrival. Next to the basket was an area containing multiple brochures describing the home and local area amenities. Nice desk area with electrical outlets for laptop and smartphone connections. Bedding was comfortable and attractively covered. Ceiling fans for added comfort. Great value!

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

We were fortunate to have the Morris family as renters...they were clean, quiet and thoughtful...what else can you ask for in a renter. We hope they return soon! Kindest regards, Paul & Wendy

polly fernandez

Pembroke Pines, Fl


Upon arriving we entered into a soft music filled atmosphere and were pleased to be pampered with a fruit basket and bottle of wine. Since our stay included a little one there were also appropriate treats for her as well. Everything in the home is spotless and all the thingd you might need are right there. We were able to just kick our feet up and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Looking foward to another stay soon.

Margie Florimbio

Charles Town WV

Great Place Great Owners :)

We had the pleasure of staying at this home for 2 weeks. Everything was just perfect. The owners were so very kind! Just like the ad says, everything you need, they have at the home. They have thought of everything. The home was clean, and close to a bunch of clear, warm, golf coast beaches. We had one slight issue (that was no fault of the owners, the cable had some issues) Paul was on top of the situation. He did everything within his power to make sure the issue was corrected ASAP! He got the cable fixes\d within a day. My hubby and I were so impressed with how quick it was fixed! Almost every morning there was a new "surprise" pool toy waiting for my daughters to enjoy. Paul would sneak it in like Santa, LOL. Great place, great owners. Thanks again for 2 wonderful weeks. We are so blessed to have been able to share your home. Thanks so much :)

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

Margie and her family were wonderful renters! Please come back anytime, Margie!

Mike Flesher

Overland Park, KS, USA

Wonderful, Quiet, Serene

Ever booked a place to stay and when you arrived it was not as advetised? This is not that place! Everything is exactly as represented. We are only dissatisfied that we have to leave! We thank Paul & Wendy for this wonderful place to stay, and we will certainly return.

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

Many thanks! The Fleshers were wonderful renters and we welcome them to return anytime! Paul & Wendy

Carolin Zeisler


Wonderful Vacation home

The House is really wonderfull. We had a Great Time. We enjoyed the Pool area every day. Paul&Wendy was very nice and if we visiting the gulf area again, we will come back to this peacefull home away from home.

Mike Leger

Ottawa, On, Canada

Absolutely Wonderful

Loved it, we really enjoyed our 2 months at this vacation home in Rotonda. The house was everything we hoped it would be! It was well equipped with everything you need for an extended stay and our host, Paul and Wendy, who live next door, were wonderful and readily available to help us with any questions we might have. Everything in the ad is true and more, from the cleanliness of the house to the very quiet neighborhood to the solar heated pool, to the friendly neighborhood. Of special note is the manner in which Paul & Wendy welcomed us, by providing a nice bottle of wine along with a lovely fruit/snack basket. The décor is appealing and homey. The location is great, close to grocery stores, restaurants, golf courses and handy to the freeways and interstate to other communities. The lanai with tropical plants within along with the many songbirds is very relaxing. There are 3 MLB spring training camps nearby along with a myriad of wonderful beaches. Also in nearby Port Charlotte there is a large shopping mall and many other shopping opportunities. The weather was great and we are coming back to 97 Mariner Lane for a longer period of time next year. We highly recommend this rental as a home away from home and will certainly mention it to our friends!

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

Mike & Debbie Leger were absolutely awesome! We couldn't ask for better renters! We absolutely look forward to their return next year! Thank you, Mike and Debbie! Paul & Wendy :)

Marita Keppler

Helena, Mt.

Great place

Great place to stay, short drive to shopping and beaches, great landlords. Given the chance would stay there again. Len

Gertrud Bachmann


perfect host

We spent 4 weeks in 'Bliss Cottage', 97 Mariner Lane, Rotonda West, and were more than satisfied. You enter the house and feel welcome, greeted by soft music, a fruit and snack basket, and a bottle of wine. But there is much more. The hosts have anticipated whatever your needs may be and catered for them in advance. The holiday starts right then and there, because you have everything you need. The equipment is in perfect working order and leaves nothing to miss. Paul, especially, is the best host we've ever had. He helps you in any possible way to make your Florida experience a great one, and always gets back to you the minute you ask him a favour. 4* instead of 5* because we love a separate shower whereas in most houses - and hotels - in the USA you have the shower in the bathtub. The house is close to a good public swimming pool, where you can swim laps. We swam our mile there in the morning as well as in the evening, when we came back from the beach or elsewhere. We can highly recommend the place, but would not want to stay there with 6 people.

Sabine Baier

Saxonia Germany

Wonderful day's

Wendy and Paul, thank you for wonderful days in your great home in September. We missing nothing and we had a brilliant time in your house. We also enjoy the pool and the very friendly atmosphere there. Thank you for all and we hope we can come back in the next years. Sabine & Olaf from Germany

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

Sabine & Olaf...wonderful renters. We appreciate your excellent review and hope to see you again in the very near future...you home away from home. Kindest Regards, Paul & Wendy :)

Cindy Parsons

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Comfy and cozy!

A big thank you to 2 super hosts, Paul and Wendy. Your hospitality exceeded our hopes. Your attention to all the small details made this rental house a home. The soft music playing when we first arrived, as well as the personalized welcome items, the wealth of restaurant and tourist information, and all the homey decorations were very welcoming. The home was very clean and well equipped. Although our king bed at home was missed, the queen bed in the master bedroom was comfortable. We appreciated the thought behind it's thick memory foam topper, and are sure others will like how plush it feels, but we prefer a firmer matress and were glad it was removeable. The area is wonderfully quiet and we enjoyed everything that Englewood has to offer. The only small down sides of this rental, and this is only a personal preference for us, was the lack of shade and lounge space by the pool. As for our request for a Florida thunderstorm during our stay, Paul and Wendy must have friends in high places because they even provided one for us most every afternoon. We don't know how they pulled that one off, but it was great! Thank you again for your hospitality. We recommend anyone thinking about renting from you, to feel confident in their decision.

Tom Gardner


Fourth visit says it all

Paul and Wendy are super to deal with and very much accommodating. Paul will do anything to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Staying here and your only needs really are your clothes and groceries. The house is very well stocked with misc. items from personal things to beach equipment. Its really amazing all the household items that are on hand. The pool with its solar heater was again a home run, we were in there three- four times a day, love it. With the large screened in enclosure around it, we were never bothered by insects but made it nice to be able to see the dragonflys, birds and geckos ( you know you have been there awhile when you start naming the geckos :). One of our favorite things to do was Step 1: take a swim for about an hour and then lay out on the lounge chair and read and work on that tan and then get up and repeat step 1. Another great thing about this place is how close it is to all the beaches. This year we easily found over 75 sharks teeth not to mention the shells. I will say, these are some of the cleanest beaches we have seen in Florida. Our two favorite restaurants that are close by is Mama's Italian and Howards. They are a must for us ( we always go before 4 to get on the lunch menu). We also this year discovered the Fishery, good food. If you like fruit, hit it at the right time of year and there is a Mango tree out front of the house. We were able to get the fresh Mangoes to make smoothies, oh yeah, there good! We always love coming through that front door and hearing the soothing music and the clean smell of the house when we first arrive. Again THANK YOU Paul and Wendy. If we don't move down here before next year, we'll be back.

Linda Hirvonen

Helsinki, Finland

The best place to be.

This was our second stay in this particular villa, and as usual, everything was perfect. The house was clean, well-equipped, and the pool was awesome. We will come back again! Many thanks for the wonderful host couple, who is always available if you need something.

Lori Cheshier Fouts

Indianapolis, IN

Wonderfully relaxing stay

Thank you Paul & Wendy for letting us stay at your wonderful vacation home. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the house was welcoming and comfortable. We look forward to coming back soon.

Alicia VanderToorn-Herrmann

Jenison, MI

We Loved it!!

We All enjoyed your home very much and the kids Loved the pool. It was peaceful, quiet, and very private witch we loved. It felt homey and we loved the welcoming basket :) You guys were very friendly to us. I keep telling people how great your home was and how much we had fun. Can't wait to go back.

Victor Millikov

Rock Hill, NY

Awesome Relaxing Home

We had a great stay in the house and also a great vacation! The House is amazing, every room was spotlessly clean and beautifully presented with tremendous attention to detail Everything you could need was here. The pool was amazingly relaxing. The area is so quiet and peaceful. Paul and Wendy are great hosts. Very good place to relax and get away from it all. Would recommend to a friend and family. Paul and Wendy, thank you for this wonderful experience! Lina & Victor

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

Lina and Victor were excellent renters and took care of our rental property as if it were their own. Thank you, Lina and Victor...please come again anytime! Paul & Wendy

Cheryl Nelson

Lafayette, IN.

Great time in Florida!!

We just got back to Indiana, and we miss the wonderful sunshine state of Florida. Paul and Wendy were super people to rent from and made our stay at their 'home' extra special. It was a pleasure meeting them and getting to know them if only for a short time. Thanks so much!! Cheryl & Charlie Nelson

Daniel H. Kiestlinger

Londonderry, NH

Leaving the wintery northeast!

What better way to escape the winter of NH than be in Florida in a home away from home. We had everything we needed to relax and enjoy all that Florida had to offer. We were close to beaches,bike paths and the good local restaurants to name a few. We could go north or south to access Orlando or Venice for day trips. A good bonus to this property was that the owner lived next door and was always available to take care of any questions, concerns and recommend specific places to see. We had a great vacation and know can face going home as if anyone who comes to Florida for a vaction wants to.

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

We enjoyed having the Kiestlingers stay with us...they were perfect renters. They were neat & clean and treated our property as if it were their second home! Thanks, Dan and Marcia! Come back anytime! We'd love to have you stay with us again! Paul & Wendy

Marie Pilarova


Amaizing home

Thank you one more time for let as enjoy your nice house at quiet area.Everithing was perfekt,nice,clean,just like on picture.I recomended for all type visitors and I would like come back again Marie & Robert

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

Marie and Robert were EXCELLENT renters! Thank you very much for visiting us...you are certainly welcome back anytime! Many thanks and kind regards! Paul & Wendy


Wiltshire, UK

Back again for the 5th time

As the title says this is our 5th year in a row staying with Paul & Wendy. The property is always immaculately presented, superb value for money and a home away from home on our yearly two week golf trip. After an 18 hour door to door trip from the UK it’s fantastic to open the door to the welcome of soft music and the knowledge that we will have everything we need for our stay. For us the location of the villa is ideal close to a wide variety of golf courses, close to some fantastic beaches, shopping and restaurants, quiet and safe. We have just booked for October 2013 and are looking forward to mornings on the golf course and afternoons on the beach.

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

Malcolm & Keith are the best! To tell the truth...I am never excited when fall arives...but considering the renters who will be visiting...I get excited! Malcolm & Keith are teriffic renters and are always excited to be here. They share an enthusiasm about being in southern Florida that is just...contagoius! ... I am looking forward to their return! Thank you, Malcolm & Keith for staying with us these past few years...we truly are excited about your return! Paul & Wendy :)

Michael Brown

United Kingdom

Very homely

The villa is very comfortaly appointed. The owners work hard to make the space both welcoming and homely. It is well located for access to both beaches and shopping. The pool is lovely, although not much lounging space in the lanai. The bikes provided give renters the chance to explore the Rotunda area which has many surprises in store. All round it is a little piece of heaven. Would gladly recommend the property.

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

We are very happy to welcome return renters like Jackie and Michael Brown to our villa! They are excellent in every way, and treat the property as if it were their own, making things easier for us. Many thanks Jackie & Michael! Looking forward to your next visit! Paul & Wendy

Craig Cvetan

Hide-A-Way Hills, OH

October Vacation 2012

Very nice home at an excellent price. Owners take very good care of the property and go out of their way to ensure you have a worry free vacation.

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

Excellent renters! We were very happy to have this family stay with us while vacationing in the area. They are most welcome to return ANYTIME! Thank you!
Paul & Wendy

Chet Perkins

Carrollton, GA

Beautiful Vacation Home

Thank you Paul and Wendy! This vacation was a dream. The house and pool were beautiful, our kids favorite part of the house. Our son also learned to swim in your pool. Very quiet and peaceful area. Got to see the neighborhood turtle while by the pool. The plants around the pool were awesome. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

Chet & Brandy and their children were exceptional renters! We were happy to have them stay with us. I believe that this was their first time renting a vacation home, and also their first time this far south in Florida on the Gulf coast. We are proud to have been chosen by them for these two landmark experiences! (Oops, a THIRD landmark experience...their son learned to swim in OUR pool! How awesome is that?!) We are thrilled that this was a memorable vacation for them and welcome them back anytime they would like to return! Thanks, Chet and Brandy! Paul & Wendy

Pat Gardner


Very Peaceful !

This was our third time here.We stayed for 1 month. We really didn,t want to leave. Its very peaceful and relaxing!! Paul & Wendy are really great !!!!! If any issues came up they were on them right away. The house is furnished niceley & very clean. They have everything you need. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank You!

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

The Gardners are wonderful renters...but more like old friends. We always look forward to their arrival and enjoy spending some time catching up on things and chatting. They tell us that they like the area so much that they are considering it as a retirement option, and are looking at local real estate! We would be saddened to lose them as renters...but would LOVE to have them as new neighbors! We look forward to welcoming you into the community, Pat and Tom! Paul & Wendy :)

Jackie Riley

West Virginia

Our favorite place

This was our 4th time staying here. We absolutely love the rental and the area. Paul and Wendy have ensured the house has everything you need. The pool is wonderful. The house is in a very safe area. Can't wait to return next year. is equipped with everything you could pos

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

One of the nicest couples that you would ever want to meet! It is EASY to offer our rental home to people that are caring and responsible...and friendly! Jackie, you folks are welcome here ANYTIME! We are eager to welcome you for your FIFTH visit! Say the word! Kind regards, Paul & Wendy

Jimmie and Berna Ryan

Co. Clare, Ireland


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this property. It was quiet and peaceful. Everything you would need was provided and the house was spotless. Paul and Wendy were on hand next door, in the event of any problems or queries. The pool area was so relaxing and surrounded by a charming garden. We would recommend this property without hesitation. Its located near some lovely beaches and surrounded by golf courses and a variety of restaurants to suit every taste.

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

The Ryans were excellent guests in our vacation rental home! Neat, clean, and very friendly and easy-going! We would like to welcome them back anytime!!! Thank you much, Jimmie and Berna! We hope to see you again sometime soon! Paul & Wendy :)

John Sherren

Ottawa, ON


We stayed at the Katrenak's rental house during Jan, Feb and Mar of 2012. We have been renters in the Rotonda area for 5 years and this was the best value for money we have found in the area. The house is clean, fully outfitted with no surprises and Paul and Wendy are readily available to help with any concerns or information. The area is quiet and safe and has all the amenities of a larger community. The beaches and golf courses are close and of excellent quality. It was also nice that this was the best winter in SW Florida for many years. I never missed a golf game because of weather. We would highly recommend this house for anyone coming to the area.

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

The Sherrens were teriffic renters. They were very neat and clean and took care of the property as it were their own...couldn't ask for better! John & Simonne...you are most welcome to return any time! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return!
It was indeed a pleasure having you stay with us! Kind regards, Paul & Wendy

Robin Enright & Jodi Tabata

Waterloo, ON. Canada

Amazing Tropical Getaway!

We couldn't have asked for better weather, hosts or surroundings. We have been Christmasing in Florida for many years and have never had such a great stay. The house is beautiful, well appointed and does not lack in the available books, music or movies that cater to everyone. Our favorite place to be though, was the amazingly relaxful pool area which we found difficult to leave. We did however need to get groceries & once a lunch at the beach. We are definitely planning our next retreat there! Our amazing hosts, Wendy & Paul could not have been more accommodating or friendlier. They have an incredible vacation home to offer & if you are hoping to vacation in the area, that you are the lucky ones to be able to stay!

Paul & Wendy Katrenak

Owner's reply:

As property owners, we too are lucky to have such wonderful renters to make the experience a joy for us as well! Renters like Robin and Jodi are welcome to return ANYTIME! Paul & Wendy

Katy Talone

Des Moines, IA

Great stay!

house was perfect! set in a good location that allowed us to travel to many different places. While we aren't right on the beach, the price is perfect and we were just a quick drive to the beach! Very nice quiet neighborhood. Everything was great (price wise) and this was one of the few rentals that didn't charge an arm and leg for a cleaning fee. The pool was really nice! it was also nice they didn't charge you a price to use the pool or extra for electricity! we looked at a lot of rentals and we saw a lot that tried to charge extra for electricity and pool use - that's just nuttz! Owner was super nice and very helpful on keeping in touch to make sure everything was going well. Overall this was just the most perfect vacation!! :)

Nicol Leven

Niederwerrn, Germany


Soft music playing in the background, a bottle of wine and fruit basket on the kitchen counter, a card welcoming us and wishing us a wonderful vacation. This is the way Paul and Wendy welcome their guests to their excellent vacation home. The home was very clean and well cared for, you could tell the attention to detail in the decorations. The grounds are also well kept. The pics on the internet doesn`t do this place justice. Everything you need for your stay is there, there are even floating rafts for the pool. The pool was also a highlight, a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The community of Rotonda West is also impressive. Everything is well kept and you can tell the people take pride in their neighborhood. The location was also great for sightseeing and day trips. We visited Orlando, Miami Beach, Sarasota (Seista Key) and of course the outlet shopping centers!! The beaches in the area are also Grade A !! Paul and Wendy were very helpful from the first contact via email up to the day we met them in person on the day of our arrival!! Our whole experience with this home was excellent and we look forward to returning!!!! Thanks again Paul and Wendy !!!!!

Matthew M. Chambers

Falls Church, VA

Great Vacation Experience

From start to finish, it was easy to work with the owners. The home was comfortable and had all that we needed. The owners were responsive to inquiries. Would definitely stay there again and recommend it to other travelers. Matt Chambers Falls Church, VA

Meg Smith

Winter Haven, FL

Very Relaxing!!!

My family and I returned today from this beautiful home. We are relaxed and could not have asked for a better vacation. EVERYTHING was spectacular! A fresh fruit basket, music playing and the house was impecable. Paul and Wendy thought of everything...beach towels, chairs, etc... We couldn't keep our daughters out of the pool. We enjoy the beaches in Boca Grande and it was a quick drive to what we think are the most beautiful beaches ever! We felt the location of the home was very private, but we were close enough to everything we needed. My husband and I are both teachers and we both feel relaxed and ready to start the school year. Thank you so much for a great experience!! Tony, Meg, Anna and Abigail

Juho and Linda

Helsinki, Finland

More than just a home

We stayed here the entire month and we coudn't have been happier with the villa. It was very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. We loved the pool and good selection of DVD's and other entertainment. The house was spotless and beautiful and it met our high expectations perfectly - and even more. We are already checking our calendars for the next visit!

Geoff & Jean Hall

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

Excellent Value

You can book your reservation at this home with complete confidence - immaculately clean, very well equipped and excellent value. The owners Paul and Wendy who live next door will always be available but never intrusive and you can be assured of a very peaceful stay with total privacy.

Laura Sforza

Hebron, CT

Great Beaches to Visit

We stayed with our family for two weeks in April and we couldn't have asked for better weather. It was in the lower 80's and no humidity. It was a nice change from the winter we had just come from. We really enjoyed experiencing all of the beaches on different islands. Gasparilla Island was the closest beach to Paul and Wendy and that is where we visited the most. We saw dolphins weaving in and out of the agua blue water and saw nesting sites roped off for the birds and sea turtles would be laying eggs there soon too. My grandson enjoyed looking for fossilized sharks teeth on Manasota Key. My husband and I enjoyed spending a day in Venice having lunch in a tea room and shopping in their quaint little town. We even managed to get to Sanibel and Captiva Islands to go shelling. There was definately enough to do in the two weeks that we were there. Paul and Wendy were there if you needed them, but also respected your privacy if you wanted that too. They were very helpful if you had any questions about the house or any sightseeing that you wanted to do. We would definitely like to come back again.

David Wilson

Oxford, Ohio

Wonderful Vacation Home!

We were absolutely delighted with this rental! The house was spotless, and beautifully decorated. We had a great time staying there for two weeks. We enjoyed the close proximity to the beach and the great variety of beaches to choose from. Each was quite different so we felt like we were traveling to different parts of Florida. We had no problem finding isolated areas on the beach, and NOT traffic. It is close to a SuperWalmart, and only about 20 minutes from a variety of major shopping areas. We spent much of our time relaxing by the pool, reading, riding the provided bikes and spending the afternoons at the beach. It is close to major attractions, but we only went Thomas Edison's winter home...an interesting trip. Paul and Wendy were very nice. They were just wonderful neighbors to have when we had a question. We will be back next year! We highly recommend this vacation rental home!

Gary and Ellen

Cleveland, OH USA

This place is terrific!

We were highly impressed with this property -- all five of us. It was immaculately clean, had virtually every amenity one could desire, was very quiet and was extremely well-maintained. The solar heated pool is delightful. The owner lives next door and is readily available when needed -- such as when the water heater sprung a leak one morning, and was fixed in a couple of hours! We would eagerly stay here again, and would strongly recommend it to others. But better hurry --I note that next winter is almost completely filled already. This is not surprising, since this place is well worth getting in line for!

Jen Gallagher

Prior Lake, MN USA

Wonderful relaxing home...

We rented this property for 3 months this winter and had a fantastic experience. As many others have stated – this home is clean, comfortable, and quiet - and has everything a person needs. The pool is super and there are also beautiful beaches close by. Paul and Wendy do an outstanding job of making sure everything is perfect. I definitely would return.

Ken Ayles

New Hampshire

Mr. Ayles

We had a great time in an excellent home. Very clean and we had everything we needed. We also booked the same home for 2 months in 2011.

Myloni Price and Family

Marion, NC


We were blown away from the minute we walked in the doors! Everything was PERFECT. When we vacation, we always rent homes, but this one surpassed them all. You needed NOTHING. They provided everything from hairspray to beach chairs. The house was beautiful and unbeleivably clean. The pool was wonderful and so much fun. The hosts were wonderful and did their best to make everything perfect. We are already planning a trip back!



Rest Relax Rejuvenate

What a wonderful rental home! We felt like we were at home only in a warmer climate and with our own private pool. That is one great way to describe this home...private! Many days we didn't even leave! We certainly did not want to leave to go back home. Wendy and Paul are great hosts and certainly take great pride in their home to make sure we had everything we needed! They are the best! Michelle and Jeremy


Red Hill, PA

My home away from home!

All I can say is WOW. We didn't want to go home. From the moment we walked in it was just awesome. I would recomend this home to anyone and everyone. It has everything you need to sit back and relax. We had a great time even if it did rain almost everyday...all day. Paul was a great host and the house was so clean and well taken care of. We can't wait to go back!!

Doris + Martin Freynschlag

Engerwitzdorf, Austria

Impeccable vacation home

Paul's vacation home was fully equipped, ranging from nail polish remover to beach chairs ... it was just incredible! The house is located in a very friendly community, you can relax at the poolside and enjoy the silence, in the evening a flat screen TV with Dolby Surround and more than 100 different DVDs are there for you to entertain you. There are very cosy restaurants nearby where you can enjoy fantastic meals at really reasonable prices. Paul and Wendy are very helpful and always make their guests feel like kings and queens. Residing in this vacation home for three weeks contributed a lot to making our Florida vacation an unforgettable experience!!!

Jenny + Stephen

Pilley South Yorkshire UK

So good we booked again!

This is an excellent house with pool,double garage, everything you need,peaceful,great hosts just next door. We spent a month here, the weather was excellent . We spent our time at Gasparilla island ($4 toll- we had month pass - much cheaper get at building at the side of the toll gates) and Englewood beach.We looked around the Rotunda, this house is in the better part, more foliage and privacy-very quiet. The pictures as has been said before here don't justify how nice the pool and garden area is. We liked it so much we have booked again!


horsmonden kent uk

home from home

you will not be let down by this property, or the owners, they have thought of everything & it was a treat to stay in this property & meet them both, go & stay here, be assured you will not be let down, next time we go to florida we will stay here if paul or wendy read this thanks & regards

The Marcano clan

Upstate, NY

2nd verse, same as the first

This stay was just as wonderful as the first. The owners had made a few updates to the house that only added to it's charm and comfort. There were 6 of us visiting this time, and there was plenty of room for all. We'll definitely return again, and again...


New York

We loved it

We had such a great week staying here. The house is gorgeous, even better than the pictures. Everything you could need is here. The pool was so fun! We loved the beaches every day, especially Gasparilla Island, beautiful and so close! The house was decorated beautifully and so clean. Thank you so much! Carol

Delores and Al

Cape Cod Ma.

Wonderful vacation in Rotonda, Fla.

Had a great stay in this home. It was spotless and very comfortable. Our hosts couldn't have been nicer, very helpful with lots of info on the area.It was very peaceful, quiet, and private. Love the area and the beaches which are a short drive away.Hope to return soon!

JP Nieminen

Tampere, Finland

From Finland, Europe

This was absolutely a great place to spend our Florida vacation. House was fully equipped and Paul and Wendy were very friendly and helpful. I can recommend this place for everybody who need a good house to spend a peaceful and sunny vacation in Florida. Family Nieminen from Finland, Europe


Martin, MI USA

One of our best vacations by far!

When we walked into this house, we were taken aback. The music was playing low and there was a nice note which made us feel so welcome. There were plenty of towels for the pool and pool toys for our children (ages 7 and 10). A neverending supply of movies kept my husband and children contempt in the evenings. Paul was quick to supply us with literature for areas we expressed an interest in visiting. Rotonda is a beautiful, quiet community just a hop from everything. My kids said this was their best vacation (sorry, Mickey). Manasota Beach is a must (lots of sharks teeth). Enjoy!!!

Sue, Kara & Brooklyn

Newark, NY USA


This was by far the best vacation rental we've ever stayed in. I went with my daughter and grandaughter, and we were amazed when we walked in, and looked around - the place is fabulous. So cleverly decorated, immaculate, and very comfortible. Paul met us outside on our arrival (they live next door), welcomed us, and said to go and settle in. He came over a short while later to see if there was anything we might need. He left a contact #, and said to call if we ever needed anything - we never did. The house has everything you could ever want, and more. The pool was warm and inviting, and the beaches were only 14 minutes away. There are many great resturants in the area. The neighborhood is very safe and friendly. We were all very sad to leave, and are already planning our return trip. I highly recommend this rental!

Margaret & Phil Duprey

Saranac Lake,NY

Excellent rental

We stayed here for March& April,2008. The place was very well decorated, very clean,the owners were delightful, helpful individuals. The location in Rotonda is quiet, yet close to all your needs and entertainment. The pool is great-and solar heated-and we arrived to a very nice note to enjoy our stay-PLUS a bottle of wine and fresh flowers. As they say-"who could ask for anything more". I'd recomend this home to anyone, and plan to return ourselves.


Chicago, IL

Amazing Getaway!

My grandparents and I stayed here for about a month. The online pictures do not do it justice! The whole house was decorated so nice. We had everything we needed and more! The pool big and very clean! My cousin and I swam in it everyday. The beach was minutes away and there were plenty of restaurants near by. The house- and the owners!- made our vacation nice and easy. I would defantitly stay here again! Don't pay more when you can stay in a better house for less!

julie craven

San Francisco, CA USA and England

Wonderful place to stay

My parents and I stayed for 2 weeks in September and had a wonderful time. The house and pool were super clean and perfect for us. Wendy and Paul were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place, it is in a great location with fantastic beaches, shops and restaurants nearby. We look forward to returning.

Tammy Heastings

Rochester, Pennsylvania

A Piece of Paradise

Everything from the beautifully decorated and immaculately clean home to the beaches and the Englewood area exceeded our expectations. We couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you Paul and Wendy for being such wonderful hosts.

Ginny Holden

Norman, Oklahoma..GO OU

Great Vacation Home

This home is beautiful, clean, well furnished and very reasonably price. We had a wonderful week in Florida, visiting our son and his family, and getting to stay in such a great home made it even more enjoyable. We look forward to spending more time in this home on future vacations. Thanks again!

Jimi and Arleen

Auburn Hills, MI

Exceeded our expectations!!

All that we said when we walked in this house was "WOW". That old saying "you get what you pay for", not here, we got the better end of the deal this time. This house totally exceeded our expectations. Paying such a reasonable and AFFORDABLE price, we expected average accomodations. This was luxurious! Better than we could have imagined! So unbelievably affordable for what we had. The house had everything you need for your stay. The hosts were great and welcoming. We will definately be back and have been telling all our friends about it. Thanks Paul and Wendy.

Katheryn Kendrick

Atlanta, Ga

I loved the house!!

This is somewhere I'd definitely come back too. The house is ammazing and pretty much everything you need is right there! The beaches near the house are beautiful and close. We had a great time!

Bob & Sherry Tyler

Cedarville, NJ, USA


Absolutely perfect in every respect. The home was beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, the pool was warm and clean. The owners CANNOT DO ENOUGH to accomodate your every need....just the friendliest people you would ever want to meet!! We are definitely returning sometime in the future. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO RENT THIS HOME, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED, I PROMISE!!

Shane Lemley

Jupiter, Florida


ALOHA YA'LL...My girlfriend and I spent a week here in Rotonda june 2007...We had an amazing time,beautiful home,very very clean,all the amenities u could ask for in a vacation home, best value on the market as far as I've seen in florida...Some of the best fishing in the state of florida in this area, we fished for days :)everything about this area we LOVED, thinking about buying a home here and moving from the east coast to the west coast...Very laid back lifestyles , WE LOVED it and the some, P.S. thank you again Paul&Wendy.....Mahalo, Shane Lemley

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"Paul & Wendy,
Thanks for everything...and a wonderful holiday!
Happy New Year!"
(We'll see you next December!)
12/31/2009 Stephen & Jenny, Yorkshire, UK

"Dear Paul & Wendy,
We just wanted to e-mail you to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything. our vacation was wonderful. We have always rented homes instead of hotels for vacation, but I have NEVER rented a home with more generosity than yours. It was all exceptional. Thank you again for contributing to [our] wonderful vacation.
Looking forward to seeing you [again] soon,
The Price Family"
October, 2009, Marion (Asheville), NC

"Another year has come and gone & our third visit here was as wonderful as the first two were. The house is always so welcoming, fresh & clean & the landlords are exceptional. Looking forward to coming back next year (for our fourth!)" February, 2009, John & Sally Falsetto, Ontario, Canada

"Just a quick note to say we enjoyed our stay in your home. Your location was handy to all area activities and attractions and October was an appealing month to be in southwest Florida. Thanks again." Oct, 2008. Bob Sundell, Wausau, WI

"Many thanks for letting us use your home for the Florida 2008 Golf Tour. We all had a great time and were very comfortable in your house. We arrived back safely to a very cold and wet UK yesterday morning. Thank you for holding [our requested] weeks of October 2009. Once again, many thanks." Oct-Nov, 2008, Malcolm Beard [& co.], UK

"It's been almost a year since our last visit...I said that we'd be back!!! The house has even more improvements since we were here last November...We love it and all the little details that make it feel like our "second home"! Thank you so much, Paul & Wendy! This time we visited the Florida Keys and Key West...what an experience! The Fast Boat got us there in no time after only a short drive to Ft Myers...all I can say is UNBELIEVABLE! We now LOVE Key West! We really didn't want to leave...but we'll be back. The excitement of our vacation will linger on in our memories and in our hearts. Thanks again! (We got married since our last visit!!!)" Nov, 2008 , Arianne & Kyle Johnson, Thompson, CT

"Wendy & Paul: We've certainly enjoyed our time at your home these last 2 months. It's just perfect. Close enough to everything & just far enough away for peace & tranquility. We can't wait to return." April, 2008 - Phil & Madge Duprey, Saranac Lake, New York

"Thank you very much [for your hospitality]. It was a great week...a beautiful house and sunny days made our holiday perfect. Thank you!"
June, 2008 - Family Niemenen, Tampere, Finland

"The house was beautiful! We felt so pampered by the little touches here & there. Paul was quick to locate brochures and additional information for places we wanted to visit.
...we very much enjoyed and appreciated. The children enjoyed the pool morning, afternoon and night." We hope to return...! June, 2008 - Rich & Lisa Currie & Family, Martin, MI

"Had a great stay in your home in Rotonda. Love the area! Everything we needed was here & you made us feel very comfortable. Thanks for all. Hope to return." June, 2008 - Delores & Al Desvoyeaux, Cape Cod, MA

"We really enjoyed residing in your lovely house and feel very sad about having to leave.(We)appreciated the tranquility of your vacation home(and)your 'love for detail' (an Austrian saying), i.e. the lovely decoration of every room and any corner." July, 2008 - Doris & Martin Freynschlag, Engerwitzdorf, Austria

"Thank you for everything. Our family had a great time and we hope to return soon. We enjoyed the area very much...it is a great place for vacation!" July, 2008 - Jean & Paula Phillippe, Kissimmee, FL

"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It made our (vacation) so much more...enjoyable. We may never consider a hotel again after our experience here and hopefully we can come back next year!" July, 2008 - Jeff & Sara Cossin, Orient, OH

"Absolutely wonderful vacation! We'll be back!" Sept, 2008 - The Marcano Clan, New York

Aloha! Very happy to be back! Much Mahalo for the fabulous deal! We are stoked to be here! Had a wonderful time relaxing at your (rental) home. It is absolutely peaceful here. The local waterways are amazing! Hope to return soon...there are many places we still have to explore!" Oct, 2008 - Shane Lemley, Jupiter, FL

"THANKS A BUNCH! Wendy & Paul, Thanks once again for allowing us to use your [beautiful] house! See you next year!" Feb., 2008 - John & Sally Falsetto, Ontario, Canada

"We had a great vacation thanks to you! Enjoyed the house & pool so much. Thanks for everything!" December, 2007 - Ken & Linda Eckert, Barrington, IL

"We had the ABSOLUTE BEST time of our lives here during our 10-day stay! Wow...I can't say enough good things about our vacation! We found no lack of things to do in the area...the beach (ahhhh...The Gulf of Mexico!) Swimming, jet skiing & sailing!!! Dancing to live music at Harpoon Harry's!!! Awesome food and shopping (too much!) GREAT TIME!!! The pool is super relaxing and private - the house is everything you could want in a vacation rental and more! PARADISE!!! We'll definitely be back!!! Thank you again Paul & Wendy for helping to make this a memorable time for us!!! Next visit...we're going to explore Key West! Can't wait!" November, 2007 - Arianne K. & Kyle J. , Thompson, CT

"We had a wonderful time staying here, everything was great. Thank you for making our vacation a wonderful one." September, 2007 - Julie Craven, San Francisco, CA

"Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We had a lovely vacation and everything from your home, the great restaurants, the entire Rotonda and Englewood area, (to) the fabulous beaches and wild life exceeded our expectations! We look forward to returning. Thanks so much!" October, 2007 - Jim and Tammy Heastings, Rochester, PA

"Thanks, we had such a great time, everything was perfect." Aug., 2007
- Ashli Frost, Lithia, FL

"Thanks again for the house...it was amazing!" July, 2007 - Katheryn Kendrick, Atlanta, GA

"We Want to thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful house this past month. Everything was great & we look forward to coming back next year." Feb, 2007 -
John & Sally Falsetto, Ontario, Canada

"We can't thank you enough for how wonderful our vacation was! Everything was perfect! We can't wait to come back"
April, 2007 - Chip & Anne Theisen, Farmington Hills, MI

"Thank you for the opportunity to vacation in your lovely home. It made our family re-union & graduation day festivities that much more enjoyable! Until we meet again-"
May, 2007 - Veronica & Ron Slomba, Buffalo, N.Y.

"Thanks for helping us have the best vacation ever! Your house is wonderful and the pool is great! The kids loved that the best." May, 2007 -
John & Tanya Mahlmeister, Mattoon, IL

"What a magical place y'all have here...thank you very much for everything!!!" June, 2007 - Shane Lemley, Jupiter, FL

"I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful accomodations while we were here" June, 2007 - Esther Weaver, Zebulon, GA

"I wanted to thank you again for your hospitality and kindness during our stay. It was truly a pleasurable experience-I am busy telling all of my co-workers about your place, and showing them pictures-" July, 2007 - Sherry & Bob Tyler, Cedarville, N.J.

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    We both work full time in the nursing profession, caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
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    Formerly from New England, we are a married professional couple in our mid fifties. We purchased the rental house in 2001 and lived there for 5 years before building a new house right next door during the "building boom". We began renting it out in 2006...we thought that it would make the PERFECT rental...
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