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Peaceful, Light & Airy Villa overlooking Lake, Golf Course and Setting Sun (Ref: 3565)

Rotonda West - 3 Bed/ 2 Bath (Sleeps 6)
(Owned by: Hugh and Margaret Cooper)

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Villa Overview

General details 
Owner's nameHugh and Margaret Cooper
CommunityRotonda West
Number of bedrooms3
Number of bathrooms2
Maximum number of guests6
Breakdown of beds in the villa 
King size beds1
Queen size beds1
Twin / single beds2
Wi-fi / Internet available
Private pool
Spa / jacuzzi / hot tub
Lake view
Golf course view
Washer / dryer
Linens included
Use of a safe
Lanai / covered area
Single storey home
Beach chairs
Beach towels
Beach umbrellas
Beach cool boxes
Fishing rod available
It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.

Meet the owner

Hugh and Margaret Cooper

My wife Margaret and I have known each other since School and reached our Ruby Wedding Anniversary in 2016. We were both born in Glasgow, Scotland and now live in Shropshire, England.

Although we have travelled elsewhere in the States on business, family and pleasure, in recent years our growing enthusiasm for golf has brought us to Florida again and again. In November 2014 we took the plunge and bought our villa in Pine Valley, an easy decision as it ticked all of our boxes and then some.

Golf and Music take up a lot of our time both at home and in Florida and its a great time in our lives.

You may well meet us on Tuesday nights in the Lake View Bar and Restaurant - across from Publix near McDonalds as they have an Open Mic session there that is a load of fun.

Till then!


For privacy reasons, the marker on the map shows the Rotonda West community location and not actual villa location.


This tranquil and private villa lies in a peaceful area of Rotonda West, 3 miles as the crow flies from the Gulf beaches of Englewood and Boca Grande. The entire garden has been renewed with the introduction of tropical planting in keeping with the setting. The huge lanai enjoys marvelous views of the pool and spa area stretching across the colourful back garden, the lake and the first green of Pine Valley Golf Course and the setting sun. It’s an easy place to relax in.

It is lovingly furnished, decorated and maintained with little spared to make your vacation a great one. This is a strictly no smoking, no pets permitted villa.

This beautiful and spacious open living villa boasts a main lounge with cathedral ceilings that makes the most of the view. There is a second sitting area with TV/Netflix, Bose stereo system as well as high speed internet and wifi. Wall length sliding patio windows lead onto the lanai and pool area with extended views of the lake, golf course and green.

The kitchen has a large breakfast bar and stools for extra seating. It is open to the main lounge so no one is left out of the fun. It is a fitted with a Cooker, a Microwave, a Fridge Freezer (with built in ice-maker and water dispenser), a Dishwasher and a Waste Disposal unit. The kitchen also has plastic ware for use outside.

The formal dining area for 6 is positioned to also take in the scenic views to the west over the pool. Enjoy eating out of doors either in shade or out in the sunshine around the Patio table. The lanai is great for enjoying breakfast or coffee in the morning sun while planning your day or later in the afternoon it provides an opportunity to enjoy a barbecue as the sun sets.

The Villa can sleep 6. The north side of the villa holds a true master suite with a large sitting area with TV / DVD and access to the lanai, a walk in closet and a spacious bathroom with his and her sinks, a jet pool and shower.

On the far side of the villa there are two spacious additional bedrooms for a degree of separation to be appreciated! They share a bathroom that also leads out to the Lanai for the added convenience of those enjoying time in the pool area.

Hairdryers, straighteners, linen and towels are provided. The villa also has a valuables safe for your use and peace of mind.


Full laundry facilities with washing machine, dryer and laundry tub sink are provided with an ironing board and iron plus initial cleaning materials. There is also a Fire Extinguisher and a First Aid kit.

A door leads to the garage that holds much of the equipment available for your use.

There is Air Conditioning and also ceiling fans throughout the villa.

We provide DVD's, family games and a library of books and magazines to enjoy by the pool to help you to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Just bring your own personal belongings!

The villa is fully maintained, cleaned and sanitized before and after every stay.

The screened pool deck looks out onto the water and golf course in the background which creates added privacy. The Lanai is west facing so the sun is on the pool area until late evening. Watch the wildlife around the lake from the lanai with covered and open seating on three sides of the solar heated salt water pool, so much better than the chlorine alternative. It can also be floodlit for evening swims. Take time to also enjoy the Spa too. A patio table, six chairs, sun loungers and parasols are available. Enjoy the sunsets over a cocktail and don’t forget to capture stunning photographs to take home!

* Pool heating by Solar in winter or any time you wish. There is also an Electric heater (at additional cost per week)

* By the pool cage is a gas barbecue.

The owners have made efforts to ensure your stay is a great one.

A wealth of Information is provided to help you get the most out of your vacation time without having to work researching yourself! Structured and detailed information includes:

* 4 sets of His and Her Golf Clubs for visiting golfers playing any of the large number of golf courses nearby.

* There are 4 new bikes, again His and Hers plus a child bike & helmet.

* 3 Fishing rods & reels

* There is gear for visits to the beach including 6 beach chairs, parasol, towels and a cool box.

* Recommended Shops, Malls, Restaurants, Entertainment venues and other R&R possibilities.

* First class salt water fishing and water sports facilities are all within easy reach.

* A list of Contact Numbers for products/services

* The very capable Local Property Care Team live close by should you need them. We visit our home each year to make sure everything is kept to the standard we would hope to find and to best guarantee your holiday home is a place where you can simply relax and enjoy.

* A Guest Book and an Eating Out Review Book you may find interesting. Join in!

Here are extracted comments from our guest book for last year.

Today we are leaving after a wonderful month here. We are regular Rotonda visitors and all of the previous villas have been excellent but this one is the one we have felt the most at home it! Our favourite restaurant this year was Leverocks. I don’t feel I need to add any more than the fact that we have already booked for next year. Well done Hugh and Margaret, we love it.

Thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay here at Sunset Lake Villa. We have rented villas in Florida for the past 20 years, the last 15 in Rotonda and rate this as our favourite. We found it very well appointed and comfortable, both inside and out and everything we needed was here. One of our highlights was seeing a beautiful bobcat on the Green opposite and another when we had a close encounter with two Sandhill Cranes on Oyster Creek Golf Course. Sorry to be leaving especially as snow is forecast when we arrive home, but looking forward to next year.

Thanks for the wonderful stay in your lovely villa which began with a welcome phone call from Margaret. The villa is so fully equipped with everything we could possibly need. We were so pleased to see the local gator along with an armadillo, several birds of prey and a manatee in the sea at Blind Pass Beach … and of course the dolphins!! We look forward to staying again soon.

Thanks for letting us stay here, it has been wonderful. We have been coming to Florida for over 20 years and this has been the best place we have stayed. It was so well equipped and we loved watching the wildlife. Once again thank you and we will be back soon.

We’ve had a fantastic week here. Loved the pool deck, the views were outstanding. The villa was spotlessly clean on arrival and beautifully light and airy. We hope to return in the future.
Your villa could be summed up in only two words, “Absolutely Fantastic!”. We’ve done nothing all week besides chilling out on your wonderful lanai. The peacefulness was sublime. What a location. We can’t tell you anymore because we didn’t do anything which says so much for your beautiful home. Thank you.

Another great two weeks here. We survived Alberto (bad weather) and it did not stop our enjoyment. Spent quite a few days at Manasota Beach. Found about 50 Shark’s Teeth, a nice way to take a walk along the shore! Lots of very good meals, beers and cocktails. Will be back next year. Thanks.

I love this home. We have had a fantastic week here. I have been to Yoga on the beach three times and we went to the Drumming Circle on Sunday! The sunsets here are beautiful. I wish I could live here. Your villa is the best we have ever stayed in. Thank you so much.

After a nonstop busy week in Orlando, this was the most perfect villa to come down to! The whole place is amazing and everything is so well thought out. We had fantastic lazy days out on the Lanai, so peaceful and relaxing with a great view! Only regret we can’t stay longer! Thanks so much for letting us stay in your lovely villa.

Having visited Florida for many years, this is without a doubt the best property we have stayed in. On the verge of retirement we are scouting for our own house and this really is what we are looking for in a home. Along with our children and grandchild we have spent much of our time on the spacious lanai and around the pool area. Even saw a gator this morning! We will return, thank you.

We have had a wonderful time during our stay in Rotonda West. Your villa fitted our needs perfectly and really is like a home from home. We saw an alligator swim by in the lake one night. He did stop to have a look at us and then continued his journey. Myakka State Park was brilliant, definitely a highlight for us. Ate at Prime Time Mexican/Steak Restaurant, a bit old school but lovely food and full of locals. Hope to be back.

So bring a smile and take home a grin and lots of happy memories – and then come back for more!!

Rental rates (per week - for the home - NOT per person)

2019 Dates
The owner has not entered any rates for this year.

2020 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
01 May 2020 - 31 May 2020$1250£1000
01 Jun 2020 - 31 Aug 2020$990£750

2021 Dates
The owner has not entered any rates for this year.

Rental rates notes

Rental rates additional information

Attractive discounts available for longer stays.

Rental fees INCLUDE Florida State Taxes (12%).

$175 / £140 Cleaning Fee.

$400 / £250 Security Deposit.

$90 / £65 per week optional Electric Pool Heating.

20% Deposit with balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.

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Guest reviews of this villa

Average rating: 5.0 / 5 from 2 reviews.

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Absolutely fantastic!

5.0 / 5

This villa and its owners are fantastic.
We stayed here for five nights after a week in Orlando. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy week. The Villa is beautiful and is extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly need and more. The pool area is massive with lovely views over water and a golf green. There's plenty of space to sunbath and it's not overlooked.
We've been staying in Villas in Florida for over twenty years and this is without doubt the best we have stayed in.
The owner Hugh is very approachable and friendly and goes to great lengths both before your stay and during it to make sure everything is perfect. He provided a cot for my granddaughter to sleep in and a minor issue with the pool (not his fault) was corrected immediately with no effort.
The area is perfect if you want to chill out and relax. We enjoyed a bike ride using the bikes provided and a lovely beach and restaurants are nearby.
My only regret is we didn't stay longer. We will definitely return here on our next Florida holiday. The drive from Orlando is easy and took us about 2 hours with a 20 min break halfway. We then went to St.Pete beach for a week and this took about 1.5 hours.
If your looking for a beautiful villa in a quiet area on the gulf coast with great owners then book this one, I'm sure you won't regret it.
Finally, thank you Hugh. It was perfect.

Guest name: Mike Jones
Date of visit: 2nd July 2018

Owner's response: Delighted to have made your stay in this corner of Paradise as pleasant as you found it. Looking forward to your return!

Thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay

5.0 / 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay here at Sunset Lake Villa. We have rented villas in Florida for the last 20 years and rate this as our favourite. We found it very well appointed and comfortable both inside and out and everything we needed was here. One of our highlights was seeing a beautiful bobcat on the green opposite and another when we had a close encounter with two Sandhill Cranes on Oyster Creek Golf Course. Sorry to be leaving especially as snow is forecast when we arrive home - but looking forward to returning next year.

Guest name: Phil and Bren
Date of visit: March 2019

Owner's response: Phil and Bren, Thank you for your feedback. You join two other couples who have rated our place as their best after 15 years visiting Rotonda West.


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