8 reviews

1 / 25 Canal view



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath, 1 Shower

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4834112

About the area

Situated just only 15-20 minutes' drive from the wonderful beaches at Manasota Key, Boca Grande and the beachside town of Englewood, Rotonda West is less than 2 hours drive from Tampa International Airport. Rotonda West is a select development of individual villas and houses built on large plots set amidst canals, natural lakes and golf courses on the Cape Haze Peninsula approximately half way between Tampa and the Historic City of Naples. It is a quiet residential area ideally situated for those seeking a laid back relaxing break. It is within easy reach of numerous beaches, golf courses, wildlife, various attractions, outdoor activities, restaurants and shopping in and around the Cape Haze Peninsula. The Cape Haze peninsula is a tranquil area of unspoilt natural beauty with a rich cultural history. This southwest Florida location is refreshingly un-crowded and has inviting tropical features such as white sand Gulf beaches, Gulf water fishing and boating, romantic beach views and beach sunsets. The closest town of Englewood (15 minutes drive) has retained its old charm and offers visitors an excellent choice of cultural events, nature parks, over 27 miles of sandy beaches, fishing, boating, shopping , and excellent themed restaurants for every taste. To the south of the community there is a protected wetland area where it is possible for visitors to observe an interesting array of Floridian wildlife including racoons, otters, herons, bald eagles, egrets, turtles and the occasional bobcat. For the golfers, apart from the five golf courses operated by Rotonda Golf and Country Club, there are numerous other challenging courses in Charlotte/Sarasota County. During the summer months they are relatively quiet and tee times can normally be arranged at short notice

Owner profile

David S.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


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 owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $400.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Twin bed


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


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • 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 Shower

Reviews (8)

Excellent – based on 8 reviews Excellent
8 reviews

“Great home and holiday”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2014

Gulf Tranquility surpassed our expectations and the owners were really helpful and extremely easy to deal with. The house is very well equipped and is maintained to a very high standard. Situated in peaceful location with a pool that is particularly private and not overlooked. The house backs on to a canal where you can see and enjoy the local wildlife . We would definitely recommend this house if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing break. Port Charlotte Mall and Restaurants are about a 30 min drive away and cater for everyone's needs. Iain & Karen, Loughton, UK

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

We were lucky enough to be the first to stay in this beautiful home and we enjoyed every minute of it. It was lovely and peaceful and very well equipped thoughout.

We were sorry to leave and will be recommending it to all our friends

Peter & Samantha . Uckfield. UK.

We had the most wonderful stay in your lovely home. The weather was perfect for our stay and we utilized the pool daily. The neighbors were very friendly and the neighbourhood peaceful. Loved that everything was so close from golf courses to the beaches.
Will recommned your home to all our friends and look forward to possibly returning again someday soon.

Ron & Kathy. Fenwick. Ontario

It has been a chilly and windy week. Thank heavens we found such a lovely and pleasant home to stay in. Your home made our stay so much nicer.

Roy & Phyllis. Pittsburgh, PA

Everything was perfect !! To sum it up, we did not want to leave. Thanks so much.

The Jeffreys. Palmyra. NY

Simply Wonderful!!

We have just enjoyed eight glorious weeks in David and Anne's lovely house. It was very comfortable in every respect and very well equipped. Each day we marvelled at the wildlife on the canal behind the house while we rested in the sun or in the pool. Ospreys, turtles, red cardinals, mockingbirds, ibis, herons, egrets were just some of the wonders we could spot nearly every day. The area is welcoming and quiet. All in all, we highly recommend this house for a great relaxing holiday.

Lionel & Sandy, Harrogate, UK

We would be back tomorrow if we could!!

Everything was as good as it could have been. The house and pool were perfect - Who would have though that 3 weeks could go by so quickly. None of us wanted to go back home! Many thanks and we would be back tomorrow if we could.

Neil & Caroline. Gloucester, UK

We had a very enjoyable week.

We enjoyed the local area and beeches. The drive to Universal Studios was straight forward (loved the Harry Potter rides and castle. The villa was perfect - we relaxed immediately because it was so comfortable and peaceful. The location, the lovely pool area and the abundance of wildlife kept us entertained. We will certainly be recommending your villa to all our friends at BA.
Now heading off to Miami to start a cruise.
With Many thanks.
David Barnes & family

My wife and I come from Denmark and have stayed several times in Florida for a golf vacation. The house this time was far the best. Location is good and the house is very well equipped, especially the kitchen. And everythig clean and in good condistion. It was easy to communicate with the owner and his local representative who takes care of the house was very service minded. We enjoyed our vacation and will for sure come back next year. We can for sure recommend the house, especially if you play golf. We also liked the bicycles and if the house also had golfsets, you could rent, we could't ask for more.

Jorgen & Birgitte

"Superb Villa in a quiet location, with Fabulous Pool"
Gulf Tranquillity is a spacious, comfortable and well equipped pool house in a quiet residential area 15 minutes from Englewood beach. We really enjoyed a quiet, relaxing week after a full-on 9 days in Orlando, experiencing the theme parks!

The villa is very clean and catered for our every need. As a family of 5, we found the villa easily accommodated us with room to spare! The pool was such a draw for all of us that it was quite hard to pull ourselves away some days! The insect screen over the pool and lanai meant that we could enjoy our evenings outside without being bitten to pieces!

We can recommend Boca Grande beach which is about 30 minutes drive; lovely sand and very quiet. There are a number of restaurants within about 20 minutes drive; we went to Farlow's on the Water one evening and we would thoroughly recommend the ribs!

All in all, a perfect villa for a relaxing and quiet holiday.

Alan Hodge & Family. Cambridge