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STARFISH VILLA  - PRIVATE SECLUDED HOME Private off road villa with large front and rear garden
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FANCY A DIP IN STARFISH VILLA'S BEAUTIFUL POOL AND HOT TUB!
STARFISH VILLA  - PRIVATE SECLUDED HOME
Private off road villa with large front and rear garden
OUR GORGEOUS POOL AND HOT TUB - YOU WANT WANT TO LEAVE IT!
Relax by the hot tub with a cool drink!
View from dining table of pool and hot tub including private south facing rear garden
Outside dining on lanai complete with surround sound CD/radio for added enjoyment
Dining area for more formal family meals
Watch TV, listen to music or just chill out on the comfortable leather sofas
Main seating area leading into open plan kitchen
Large HD Flat screen TV with DVD player
Living room
Casual breakfast dining
Relax and read a book or just listen to music over the music system, look out over the pool area
quiet reading area with two comfy sofas to choose from!
Master bedroom with king size bed, leading onto pool/lanai, watch TV or listen to music
Second double bedroom with flat screen tv
Third twin bedroom complete with flat screen tv
One of 6 championship golf courses only 10 minutes away!
go for a bike ride on one of our bikes!
Hire a Harley and really get into the Florida way of life!
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rotonda West, Florida

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“Promised privacy and seclusion had disappeared.”
Reviewed 2 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

In October 2017 we booked this property for 10 days beginning April 13th 2018. There are a large number of similar properties in the area and we chose this one specifically because it was described by the owner as being "not overlooked and is completely private and secluded, ideal for sunbathing in the garden." Photographs confirmed that all one could see from the pool and lanai were trees and shrubs. We even checked Google Earth and could see that the house was indeed surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. We like our privacy and this seemed ideal.
We paid the balance of the rental fee in mid-February.

When we arrived we were horrified to see that the adjacent plot which contained many of the trees and shrubs had been completely cleared , levelled and pegged out ready for a house to be constructed. (in fact the builders started work two days later, with a Portaloo on the front lawn).

The effect of the clearance was that there was no privacy whatsoever, and the pool was overlooked by five other properties in close proximity.

We telephoned the local agent who told us the site had been cleared two or three weeks earlier, and that she had emailed photographs to the owner. A neighbour told us that, in fact, this had been done in February. I emailed the owner, Mrs Hunt, who replied that she was disappointed too, and that she had no idea that the site was going to be bulldozed. She offered to send round a bottle of wine as compensation!

I understand entirely that the owners had no control over what happened to the adjacent site, but they made no attempt to warn us that conditions had changed dramatically, and let us fly 4500 miles to house which if we had seen it in its current condition, we would definitely not have booked.

We had a contract based on the owner's specific descriptions and photographs. We should have been offered the option to cancel or accept at a reduced price. The owner still maintains that she knew nothing about the clearance, which is not borne out by conversations with the local agent and neighbours.

We feel cheated. If you want privacy, then this villa isn't for you.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
8 May 2018
Thank you for your review. However we were unaware of the building work at the time of your booking in Oct 2017 and our listing was correct at that time. As soon as the building work commenced in April 2018, which temporarily affected the privacy of our guests, we removed the photos and amended the description on all of the holiday sites our home is featured on. To restore the privacy of our home we have now planted 8ft tall/3ft wide Areaca Palms around our pool and lanai area so the privacy has now been fully restored for our guests. Starfish Villa still remains the ideal home for your vacation.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Christi H
Lebanon, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Luxurious clean home with lots of amenities”
Reviewed 12 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had a wonderful time in this home. We took our 3 adult children on vacation with us. When we arrived all the lights were on which was really nice as our flight was delayed and we got in at 5am. Bathrooms, rooms, kitchen were all clean. There were ample products to get us started so we didn't have to run to the store at 5 am to get soap, toilet paper etc... The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of extra bedding and pillows in each room. Every bedroom had plenty of closet and drawer space.

The pool area and pool was clean. The fun stuff: There were adult bikes and two kid bikes, plenty of pool toys for kids, 5 beach chairs with straps for carrying them, 2 umbrellas with the sand corkscrew holders, 3 sizes of coolers, and even some sunscreen to get you started if you forgot yours( which we did). All of this matters when going to the beach and using the pool every day! Our favorite discovery was the whole house radio system! We thoroughly enjoyed having music everywhere.

For cooking, there was plenty of pans, dishes, silverware, mixing bowls, appliances, and even Tupperware containers for leftovers!! We used the grill several times for grilling seafood and fixed gourmet meals and delicious breakfasts inside.

We used the pool several times a day and it was nice to have a heated pool even though it was summer and hot out. The young adults used the hot tub all the time and loved the pool lights at night and the hot tub fountain.

Although we didn't use the TV's there was one in every bedroom and a DVD player in the Living Room. We spent all of our time in the lanai at the large table and 6 really comfortable chairs eating, playing games and talking.

There are 7 beaches withing a 15 minute to half hour drive. Several large chain grocery stores within 15 minutes ( one 7 minutes away) The house is on a quiet street with empty lots on both sides. As we have family that lives in Englewood we knew the area. The restaurants are not over priced like on some tourist locations and there is a wide variety to choose from. I advise TripAdvisor for ratings on the local restaurants. The Property Manager was really nice and answered all questions.
The only negative I could say would be: the thermostat can't be lowered ( which I totally understand) but it was a bit warm. The ceiling fans in all the bedrooms were nice. Also, the white carpet made us nervous. Can't wait to come back again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Jul 2017
Thank you for such a great and informative review. We are very proud of our home and pay great attention to our guests. We are very lucky to have such a great property manager who looks after our home and our guests to make sure they have a luxurious restful vacation. We have also been fortunate to have wonderful guests who look after our home like their own. We welcome you back for your future vacation and offer returning guests a generous discount to show our commitment and your loyalty. Denise and John
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NottsNoma...
Nottinghamshire
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Words won't do it justice”
Reviewed 5 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

It doesn't take a genius to realise the quality of this villa from the photos, but having seen it in the flesh I confirm they don't do it justice, you will definitely feel the 'Wow' factor on entering.
The pool is excellent and is complemented by the Spa.
The furnishing are top notch and the whole Villa is spotless and well laid out. The location is ideal with supermarkets, restaurants, beaches and the connecting highways in close proximity.
If you feel like biking then Rotonda West provides a myriad of safe paths and the Villa has 5 Adult & 1 Child bike with stabilisers, the garage is like a bike shop. Don't worry there's still ample room to get a car in.
I love the barbecue which is in its own canopied building by the pool so you can still cook if its raining and the table and chairs are covered by a canopy from the house.
The Villa is like a Chameleon, there was ample room for our party of four and it could take 6 without any trouble and could equally accommodate just 2.
My advice is if you're interested don't leave booking too long because Villas of this quality don't stay empty long.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Jun 2017
Thanks for such a brilliant review of our home. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa and the surrounding Rotonda area. Obviously we think our home is one of the best but to actually get such a great review confirming that is second to none. We love welcoming previous guests back so please don't hesitate to get in touch for your next Florida holiday where you are guaranteed a relaxing, home from home experience.
Denise and John, Owners
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548676
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“a little piece of paradise”
Reviewed 19 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

An excellent place to stay, all you need for your stay, even down to the beach chairs. I would highly recommend this villa, nothing was too much trouble for the owners and you could not hope for a cleaner and better kept villa.
Thank you Denise& John for the use of your home
Paul & Marie

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 May 2017
Thanks Paul and Marie we are so pleased you enjoyed our home and Rotonda area. We would love to welcome you back in the future and thanks for a great review.
Denise and John
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