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Description from owner

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!

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed

About the area

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!!!

Owner profile

Paul & Wendy K



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Wheelchair users


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (53)

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53 reviews

“Wonderful Clean Home”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2016

Thankyou so much for giving us a great home to rent. This nice clean home has everything you need for a relaxing get a way! You are so close to some beautiful beaches with wonderful sunsets and good restaurants.The pool is wonderful and was used every day!! The owners take great pride in this home and are very nice people! The extras like the wine,welcome basket, books ,music and movie selections are a wonderful treat! Everything you would need for your relaxing vacation is waiting for you in this home. It is so nice to walk into your rental and have it so clean from top to bottom with soft music playing,your basket of goodies and that wonderful bottle of wine. Great way to start your vacation! Thankyou both so much ~ Michele and Tom

Owner's reply: Thank you, Tom & Michele! It was truly a pleasure having you stay with us. We do hope that you will visit us again soon. Kind regards, Paul & Wendy

“Great home”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2016

We had a great stay in this home.. Very beautiful house.. It was what we hoped it would be. Not too far from the beaches. Great location.

“Awesome Winter away Home”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2016

From the moment we arrived until 3 months later when we left we had a great time in this home. the pool was great, the house spotless, and the owners were very attentive to anything that we needed. The area and neighborhood is very tranquil, quiet, and relaxing. Englewood beach was fantastic, you must pay for parking (.75 per hour) however we got a three month pass for $25.00 at the Charlotte county Clerk's office. Great restaurants were close by as was Publix and Wal-Mart.

“A truly FANTASTIC rental!”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2016

We stayed here for 11 nights over Christmas and loved every moment! We have rented other homes in Florida and this one is by far our favorite! It was super clean and had all of the comforts of home! It is close to stores and a short drive to the beach. There were plenty of beach items for our use as well as 2 bikes! I had the pleasure to meet Paul upon our arrival and he is truly a very nice man that made us feel very comfortable and welcomed! We even received a Christmas card on the door from them! We will highly consider contacting Paul and Wendy for a future stay!! Thank you again Paul and Wendy for allowing us the use of you home for our vacation! We hope you have a blessed Year! Carrie, Bob and Clair

“Girls Getaway!!”

Reviewed 21 Nov 2015

Amazing week at Wendy & Paul's "Bliss Cottage". We loved he tranquil setting, yet so close to amazing beaches, walking/cycling trail, restaurants, shopping etc. Wendy & Paul ensured everything was just perfect for us. We will definitely be back!

Owner's reply: Lynn and her friends were delightful renters...we want 'em back again! Thanks, Lynn!

“Lovely spot to stay”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house. The area is quiet and neighbours friendly. The pool was wonderful to dip into to cool off or sip a drink and read a book by. Paul and Wendy were excellent to deal with and they have a great place, which is well equipped with best seller books and movies. No need to bring any with you. Bikes are available and there are bike paths nearby as well as many golf courses. The bed was very comfy and the kitchen was well equipped. We liked it so much we booked again for next year.

“Excellent customer service”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2015

My husband and I reserved this beautiful vacation home for a week in November of 2015. We were looking forward to staying there and visiting our family during the Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our trip in October, due to my unexpected health issues. The owners, Paul and Wendy, were so understanding of our need to cancel, and even returned our deposit (which they easily could have kept ). Their wonderful vacation home is secondary, to what caring and kind people they truly are. We are going to reschedule our trip in 2016, and can not imagine staying anywhere else!

Owner's reply: Kristie & Peter: Thank you so much for the kind review...even if it is only our customer service. We hope all your health issues will be resolved and hope to see you in 2016! Just let us know...you are welcome anytime! Kindest regards, Paul & Wendy :)

“Wonderful Place”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2015

I can't say enough wonderful things about this property. The pictures and information about this property are exactly what you can expect. This was my very first rental and after this experience, I will definitely look into renting again. We asked for the air conditioner to be turned down and it was immediately taken care of by Paul and Wendy. We were amazed at how quiet and peaceful our stay was. It was truly a "Bliss Cottage" to spend a vacation. They had a thoughtful welcome fruit basket waiting for us. They have a HUGE selection of dvd movies and books to read for a rainy day. They also have a basket of menus from local restaurants that we found very helpful. The overall condition of the property and pool were amazing and we couldn't of asked for anything more. When we come back to Florida, I will definitely be contacting Paul and Wendy to stay with them again. Thanks for a GREAT and relaxing vacation!

Owner's reply: Nancy: You folks were GREAT renters and we would certainly LOVE to have you return. Return renters are not charged any kind of deposit ... especially GREAT renters! Many thanks to you for treating our rental home as if it were your own. Kindest regards, Paul & Wendy :)

“very nice place”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2015

thanks Paul and Wendy for renting your vacation home. it is a great place in a very nice, relaxed neighbourhood. a wonderful welcome with fruit and candy and a wine. close by pretty beaches. the kids loved your sofa and the swimmingpool with all the things to play with. everything is in the house what we need. thanks again we had a great stay in Florida and in Rotonda West.

“perfect place to stay”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2015

We rented this Pool home for two weeks and for the second time. Everything was fine again. Great place for shopping, beach and enjoy the Pool in the Sun. We will come back!!!

Owner's reply: It is always such a pleasure to have this family visit us! Many thanks, guys! You are most welcome any time. Kindest regards, Paul & Wendy :)

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

"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.

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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