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1 / 23 Our Glorious Gulf Villa with private heated pool overlooking waterway and fishing dock



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)

Description from owner



With so much choice available - how do you ever decide where to stay?

Well, no 2 villas are ever the same so don't settle for 2nd best...book the best possible accommodation at the best possible price. We keep our rates competitive without compromising on quality.

We are friendly and knowledgeable owners who have been welcoming guests to our home for 10 years now. We can offer you a personal service to ensure a smooth booking and stress-free start to your vacation.

We believe our stylish GLORIOUS GULF VILLA has something special to offer everyone. We are confident our home will provide you and your family a wonderful vacation that you deserve from the minute you arrive. Here are some of our villa highlights:-

* Prime waterfront location, *Oversized plot, *Private electric heated pool, *Private fishing dock, *4-poster super-king Master Bedroom suite, *47inch LED 1080p SMART TV HD TV Enhanced Cable Package & surround sound system, *Free hi-speed wireless high speed internet, *Free USA & Canada phone calls, *Stylish contemporary, *Local Management Company on hand for any problems


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.


Our style is contemporary and modern, professionally interior designed for comfort giving all our Guests the "WOW!" factor.


It's hard not to be tempted by the many Championship golf courses just minutes away from the villa. Especially as our villa offers a limited number of Rotonda Golf Packages which are available to Guests at a highly discounted price throughout the year. Due to their popularity, these are strictly allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


Unique to our villa, we've built our own private fishing dock that all Guests really enjoy - either to fish or watch wildlife from.


So many of our Guests love to watch the hundreds of amazing different wildlife that our villa attracts. The views from the front of our villa are uninterrupted and go straight out onto a wildlife preserve. The whole area has been categorised as a Deed Restricted Nature Conservation Area, making it a wonderful Wildlife magnet.


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.


Want to look around our villa & the surrounding local area? Well you can! Just take our virtual Villa Video Tour from our web site Glorious Gulf Villa . com without leaving the comfort of your armchair.


We appreciate it can be very time consuming (and sometimes stressful) trying to decide on the right villa to meet your needs so let us share with you one Guests experience (who has been so happy he has re-booked with us many many times!):-

"Over the past 16 years we have stayed in lots of Florida and Glorious Gulf Villa is without doubt is THE BEST! The location is ideal for beaches, town/shops and attractions especially the idyllic Boca Grande beach and beautiful Sarasota. It is not surprising to read other Guests comments in the Visitor Book which are all so positive and full of praise; so they should be!! We normally never return twice to the same villa but we just love re-booking your villa, safe in the knowledge that everything is going to be perfect and we can relax and have a great fun there. We cannot recommend your villa highly enough and will confirm to all that it truly is a..."Glorious Gulf Villa!"


Our spacious home comfortably sleeps 6 guests (3 bed/2 baths).

INTERNAL:- The villa has an informal & open-plan layout which is ideal for spending special family occasions together.

- 2 separate lounge/gathering areas

- 2 separate dining areas - formal dining & kitchen nook area

- kitchen - fully equipped & open plan with seated bar area

- walk in pantry

- utility room with separate washer & dryer

- master Suite - 4 poster super sized king bed, TV, oversized walk in shower, His & Her sinks, toilet & plenty of storage space

- queen Suite - queen bed & storage

- twin room - 2 single beds & storage

- separate toilet and laundry closet

- variety of books, games, DVDs, childrens toys

- villa is air conditioned throughout and all rooms have ceiling fans

- smoke alarms & fire extinguishers

- hi-speed Wi-Fi (free of charge)

- phone calls to Canada & USA (free of charge)

EXTERNAL:- our villa is built right on the waterfront on an oversized plot

- private pool with removable child safety barrier (optional electric heating extra cost)

- pool can be light for late night swims

- covered lanai area - ideal for those wishing to escape the rays of the sun

- dining table & chairs

- patio loungers

- variety of pool toys & games

- portable music system

- overhead fan

- landscaped gardens (front & rear)

- private fishing dock at the end of the garden complete with fishing rods & chairs

- garage

- variety of beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys/games

- Weber Gas BBQ

OTHER LINKS (ask Owner for more details on how to access):-

- GLORIOUS GULF VILLA SITE - we have our own excellent Villa site containing plenty of information, photos, Guest Reviews and local info

- VIRTUAL VILLA VIDEO TOUR - this can be accessed directly from our site

- LIKE & FOLLOW US ON F'BOOK - join our community and be the first to hear about any special offers, learn more about the villa and surrounding area

- GULF BLOG - we write our own Gulf Blog which is full of interesting articles about the Gulf Coast of Florida, the local area, top-tips for where to go and recommendations of what to do

Please be advised that our villa is a Smoke-Free & Pet-Free home.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4820738

About the area

ROTONDA:- Rotonda is part of a nature conservation area near Englewood. The neighbourhood is quiet and exclusive with its own golfing community. The area is filled with intersecting canals, lakes and waterways which are ideal for walking, cycling and spotting hundreds of wildlife. It is very popular with people of all ages from all walks of life due to the friendly welcoming hospitality of the neighbourhood combined with the safe, peaceful and relaxing ambience that the surrounding environment has to offer. With miles and miles of superb beaches, an average temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit and excellent local restaurants it's not hard to see why so people return year after year. 5 REASONS WHY ROTONDA MAKES THE PERFECT VACATION LOCATION:- 1. One of the top Sport Fishing destinations in the world 2. Top 10 Sailing destination in the world 3. USA's Diving capital 4. Alligator & wildlife spotting every day from your villa 5. Sunset Dolphin tours available locally GOLF:- Rotonda has its own golfing community with 5 championship golf courses within a 5 minute drive of the villa. Within a 30 minute drive you will find a further 10 courses - most are public or semi private with no membership required. Our Villa does offer a limited number of Golf Packages for our Guests at a very discounted rate. Please enquire further as this super deal does sell-out very quickly each year! FISH:- If you love to fish then the area has some of the most sensational fresh and saltwater fishing in southwest Florida. Tarpon, kingfish, grouper, bass and trout are all here. If you wanted to take things easy and not stray too far from home then you will be pleased to know that we have built our own private fishing dock where you can sit for hours fishing and watching hundreds of wildlife wander pass. BEACHES:- While Florida is in possession of superb beaches on all coastlines, it is generally accepted that Gulf Coast beaches are the most beautiful and uncrowded. Only a short drive away are the beautiful and unspoiled beaches of Englewood, Stump Pass, and Lemon Bay not to mention the stunning beaches at the exclusive Boca Grande Island. Take a stroll along the powdery white sands, swim in the warm turquoise waters of the Gulf or enjoy a pre-dinner drink whilst watching the breathtaking sunset at the end of a relaxing day. To be honest, almost everyone drives everywhere when they stay at the villa - or they use bikes. The local golf courses & nearest shops are only 5 mins drive away and the beaches are approx 15 mins drive. Many lovely local restaurants to choose from depending on which cuisine you were after. We can recommend a friendly Italian, a fab seafood place or a laidback Tikki bar serving great food with outside entertainment. We can even tell you where to get the best handmade ice-cream. Yummy :)

Getting around

Everyone drives everywhere when they stay at the villa, or they use bikes as there are plenty of nature paths. A car would be required to get the most out of your vacation.

Getting here

* AIRPORTS * Punta Gorda – 50 mins Fort Myers – 1 hour Sarasota – 1 hour Tampa – 1.5 hours Orlando – 2.5/3 hours Miami – 3 hours * PARKING * The villa has an in/out drive with plenty of space of cars as well as a garage with space for one car. * FACILITIES * Boca Grande, Englewood, Manasota Key, Stump Pass Beaches – all approx 10 minutes drive Rotonda Golf and Country Club (Long Marsh, Palms, Hills, Pinemoor & Links courses) all on your doorstep Grocery supermarket, Pharmacy & fast food take-outs – 5 minute drive Walmart Superstore, Englewood – 10 minute drive

Interaction with guest

* HAPPY HOLIDAY = HAPPY GUESTS * We are friendly Owners and it's really important to us that we offer all our Guests a great experience from start to finish. We lovingly built our villa from scratch so we know every detail of it and we like to personally oversee all aspects of it to ensure consistent quality. That's why our previous Guests highly recommend us to their friends & family and we have many happy repeat Guests who love to return year-after-year. * NEW/NERVOUS ABOUT BOOKING A PRIVATE PROPERTY * Please don't worry! We have been welcoming Guests to our Glorious Gulf Villa since we built it in 2007. We know exactly what it takes to make a great vacation and we like all our Guests to return home with wonderful memories.

Owner profile

Victoria B.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Hi, we are the Brodie family from England. We fell in love with Rotonda and the Gulf Coast of Florida and decided it was the perfect place to build our GLORIOUS GULF VILLA rental home. For 12 years now we have been welcoming Guests to enjoy our home. We know how stressful it can be to find the pe...

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


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


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Attached (ensuite)

Reviews (13)

13 reviews

“Excellent Villa for Stay in Rotonda”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2016

We stayed at this villa in March, 2016 for our annual spring vacation. We have stayed in many vacation homes over the years and this villa is definitely one of the top homes we have been to. Everything in the home is first rate and very convenient for everything that we wanted/needed to do. Groceries, shopping, beaches and golf courses are all a very close drive away. We had a wonderful stay and would recommend the villa to anyone.

Owner's reply: Hi Dave, thanks for your lovely review. I'm so pleased all your family had a wonderful stay at Glorious Gulf Villa. I am over the moon that you consider our home to be one of the top homes you have stayed in - that's a massive compliment thank you. Hope to welcome you back one day soon. Kind Regards, Victoria.

“Very attractive property”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2016

Coast Villa is a really nice property. Excellent decor, very comfortable and a very nice location . I have rented three properties in Rotonda in the past 13 years and this was one of the nicest. Wi-fi. DVR are a real plus. Rental on the gas grill a new one.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you had such a great stay and we are honoured that you consider our villa as one of the nicest you have stayed in. WOW! Such a nice compliment. You are considering re-visiting us again next year - we would love the opportunity to welcome you back so you can take advantage of our Guest Loyalty Discount (a small token of thanks for repeat business). PS. Just wanted to let you know that we didn't charge you anything for the gas grill :)

“Amazing house, amazing time”

Reviewed 31 Jan 2016

What a beautiful home! What a great area! What an amazing time my family and I had. This house has a great pool and nice backyard, very clean and stylish, very quiet and private area, close to the beach, forest preserve and all the stores. This is a newer area with beautiful homes around it, we had a blast and will definitely come back. Victoria is great and made our booking and stay very pleasant and comfortable. Thank you so much!

Owner's reply: Wow! Thank you Anastasia for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you had an amazing stay and I'm thrilled I could help make the booking process and smooth as possible for you. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back sometime soon :) Kind Regards, Victoria x

“March vacation”

Reviewed 23 Mar 2015

The home is completely relaxing and beautiful. Located in a quiet area of Rotunda. We golfed and viewed the area with a short visit from our daughter and family. Best Dolphin trip was on a boat from Englewood Beach. Home has everything you need and more. Lots of information for things to do. Read previous guests comments to see other things to do and see. Victoria is great to work with and very helpful.. Enjoyed our trip very much would highly recommend this home.

Owner's reply: Hi guys - thanks so much for your wonderfully positive feedback. I'm so happy you had a brilliant stay at our Glorious Gulf villa. I'm also pleased you managed to take advantage of the Golf Package! It really means a lot of us that you have provided a good recommendation for other potential Guests to come stay with us. Hope we can see you again one day. Best wishes. Victoria.

“Lovely home in a great location.”

Reviewed 10 Mar 2014

This home was very spacious, clean and well kept and the pool was wonderful to have and very safe for small children with the security fence. The area surrounding the home was very safe and surrounded by other high end homes. Would highly recommend to families or groups due to the many lounge areas, you will never feel crowded.

Owner's reply: Hi Jess & Family - thanks for your review. I'm so glad you had a wonderful stay in our Glorious Gulf Villa. It's great to hear that our open-plan layout with various lounge areas gave you the space you needed and worked well for your family. I know from the detailed comments you left in our Villa Visitor book that you were very lucky to see some amazing wildlife during your stay which is always a real treat. Hope we can welcome you back one day! Kind Regards, Victoria

“Home away from home”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2014

We were lucky enough to escape this ridiculously cold winter and spend three weeks in this villa. The area was perfect for what we needed! Rotonda is a very residential community, about 20 minutes from the beach. There is a prk in the neighborhood which our son loved. Groceries were about 5 minutes away which wa very convenient. The villa itself is lovely and lives up to the pictures. Comfortable enough for adults to enjoy, but not so "decorated" that I was worried about our kids breaking something! We paid to have the pool heated, although I think something changed as the second half of the vacation it felt significantly colder. They have installed a child safety fence around the pool which was also nice for us. Kitchen had adequate supplies to cook with (typical rental house quality, bring your own knives!). Overall we had a great stay and would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking to get away somewhere warm who doesn't require being right on the beach!

Owner's reply: Hi Heather & Family - Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. Great feedback is so important to us as Owners, and incredibly useful for anyone thinking of booking our villa. I am so glad our villa lived up to your high expectations and you all had a wonderful relaxing time. I really hope we can welcome you all back one day in the future. Kind Regards, Victoria. PS. I'm getting the kitchen knives renewed as we speak!!


Reviewed 28 Apr 2013

This is our second time at this villa and it is a great,place to sit back, relax by the pool and take in all that beautiful Florida sunshine in. Would recommend this villa and the area for anyone wanting to get away from the every day hussle and bussle. The house and property is well kept nd very clean. Has all your ammenities!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Horner Family - UK
We had a wonderful week at the villa and would have loved to have stayed longer and hope to return in the future. It is wonderful to find somewhere on the internet which, when visited, exceeds all of your expectations!

Brand Family (Holland)
We have just arrived home from a wonderful holiday in your villa. We very much enjoyed staying in your beautiful home. You have a really nice house with such a nice atmosphere! The weather was good, we enjoyed the pool very much and even managed to play several rounds of golf as well which was great. We really enjoyed our stay and have great memories of spending Christmas 2007 in your beautiful home.

Ringle Family (USA)
We had a wonderful time and would definitely love to come back and bring our girls. You have a beautiful home. LOVE THE DECOR! Your taste in combining comfort and class is very impressive! We felt welcomed, accommodated and the private pool was that extra pampering that we needed. We want to re-book for next year please!

Harney Family (Toronto)
A simply wonderful vacation. We absolutely loved our time spent here. So relaxing - just what the doctor ordered! You have a gorgeous villa. Love the open plan concept. In fact, we stole a few ideas for our own home!! The kids loved the pool and we all took advantage of the lovely beaches.

We will definitely come back and will recommend to our family and friends.

Greenaway Girls (Coventry UK)
We have an absolutely fantastic time in your beautiful villa, thank you. We did not want to leave! We shall definitely recommend you to our family and friends as I am sure they would love it as much as we did. It was a pleasure doing business with you and hope to go out again.

Bentley Family (UK)
We really enjoyed our stay in your villa and we found all the facilities you provided were excellent. Thank you for making the process of renting your villa very straight forward - your service and attention to detail were first class.

Kiely Family (Lincolnshire UK)
Firstly, can we just thank you for sharing this lovely home. I can honestly say it is the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. It has been a real treat. I have already recommended you to all our family and friends. Thanks once again, and we wish you luck for the future.

Harper Family (Scotland)
We have stayed in many many villas in Florida and yours is without doubt THE BEST! The location is ideal for beaches, town/shops and attractions especially idyllic Boca Grande and beautiful Sarasota. It is not surprising to read other comments from Guests in your Visitor Book which are all so positive and full of praise; so they should be! We will most certainly return - we cannot recommend your villa highly enough and will confirm to all that it truly is "Glorious Gulf Villa"

Kalinowski Family (Northants UK)
We had a fantastic time! Your villa is absolutely lovely and exceeded our expectations. We would be more than happy to provide feedback or a reference for you as we could not have asked for anything more. The weather was perfect, beaches idyllic, food mouth-watering, plenty of activities but lots of opportunities to relax. You and your family have obviously put a lot of thought into creating such a lovely home - I think you have thought of everything.

We have visited Florida many times and your villa is definitely at the top of our list. We have been thoroughly spoiled and could not have had a more perfect holiday.

Hall Family (Bucks UK)
Thank you for our Christmas and New Year stay in your fabulous home. We cannot describe our delight when we arrived at your house! Your villa is absolutely beautiful and we couldn't agree more with the other people who commented that it was amazing to find somewhere that was even better in the flesh than on the web! The area was fantastic and we fell in love with Bocca Grande. You will definitely be hearing from us again!

Riordan Family (UK)
"What can we say!!!"
Villa is absolutely stunning. Location, location, location!!
Well worth the drive from Orlando. Birds, raccoons, gators and fish all watched every day from the fishing dock and the pool. Shopping at Ellenton Mall is equal to the shopping at Orlando. Port Charlotte is great, the beaches at Englewood and Boca Grande (especially) all stunning and equal to any Caribbean beaches we've been to.
Stunning, all-in-all a fantastic holiday and can see us coming back to visit in the future.

Dewar Family - UK
Many thanks for the opportunity to stay at your wonderful villa. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was perfect and the wildlife was an added bonus. The villa itself was one of the best we have stayed in over 25 years worth of holidaying in villas across America & Europe.

We are quite picky about where we stay and rarely go back to the same villa twice. However, we would have no hesitation in returning to your villa if we were to travel South again. I have already been recommending your villa to my friends, family and work colleagues.

White Family (UK)
Thank you, we all had a great time in your beautiful home.
The wildlife in particular was amazing, we all really just relaxed and enjoyed the laid back luxury your villa offered. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Blyton Family:-
We would just like to say we all had a lovely time in your villa. It was like home-from-home. The children lived in the pool. The beds were so comfy and the peace and quiet bliss. Thank you for such a trouble-free booking from start to finish. We really do appreciate it and we would definitely book again.

Jagger Family:-
Thank you for a wonderful stay and what a beautiful home you have! It really was a pleasure to stay there. It's so nice to go to a holiday home that has so much attention to detail and everything such good quality. We would love to return one day!

Paul & Kendra:-
What a beautiful, quiet & relaxing home you have...just what the Doctor ordered!
A great place to sit back by the pool and enjoy the wildlife and most of all sunshine. We enjoyed the places you recommended to shop and visit and of course golf. Your villa information binder and all the notes around the house made things very easy upon our arrival. We will recommend this villa to others and would definitely stay again.

Buffington Family (Danbury- Connecticut):-
Dear Ms Brodie, I arrived in your home on Thurs.
Well, I want you to know I was blown away!!
What a nice place - it is so nicely decorated & is so comfortable.

Bunker Family (Ontario):-
Your villa was great. Everything was perfect for us. Everything was first class. We completely enjoyed out stay. We had one small issue near the end of our stay but your Management Company came right over and fixed the problem in minutes. Perfect!”

Ashwin Family (Bristol UK).
We enjoyed a fantastic week at Glorious Gulf Villa. Victoria provided detailed instructions about everything which were very helpful.
The villa is in a beautiful setting and we found it very peaceful. We enjoyed fishing off the villa's dock, under the watchful eye of the alligator!
We were lucky enough to catch Catfish, Florida gar, Bass & Blue Gill.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and would hope to return one day.

B Jacobs (Illinois)
Simply said…”It’s perfect!”
We are having a wonderful stay at your home here. You have thought of everything to make it that way.
We found the home in good order and very clean, this was especially welcome. Thank you!
We enjoyed the privacy this home has provided as well as the setting it has given us to entertain our friends in style. It truly has been the perfect home for us to have chosen.