This was our third stay in the amazing Dragonflies Villa in Rotonda and believe me you will go a long way to find a cleaner, well maintained villa with better facilities and excellently positioned to where ever you want to go. We generally would stay in Dragonflies at the end of our 2 or 3 week stay meaning that we have the opportunity to chill by the pool for all day and evening sun. If you would prefer to explore the locality you have some outstanding beaches within a 15 minute drive but we found Boca Grande to be our favourite and have spent many happy hours here.
We have found it best to leave some roomin the suitcases for our annual stop off at the Ellenton Outlets where you don't have to pay the Orlando tourist prices where they have all the big name stores as in Orlando. Westfield Mall in Sarasota is another favourite and the malls in around the Murdock Circle in Port Charlotte as well. Day trips to Venice, Sarasota and Port Charlotte are a must and they are all within drive able distances from Rotonda.
The position of Dragonflies having Walmart, Publix and Wynn Dixie within 5 minutes of the villa shows how central it is. If you can fit in a trip to watch the Stone Crabs baseball team in Port Charlotte, you will have a wonderful evening's craic all for $10. We also hade some lovely meals in the Cove restaurant which is only 10 mins from the villa.
All in all, it is an absolute treat to stay in Dragonflies but don't take our booking because we will definitely be back, lol. Finding this amazing villa was one of the greatest thing we have ever found in Florida. Enjoy.
We returned yesterday from spending the last 10 days of our holiday at Dragonflies. This was a special holiday for my husband's 50th birthday and I cannot thank Bernadette and Paul enough for allowing us to stay in their beautifully villa. They have thought of every detail to make your stay such an enjoyable and easy experience. From deckchairs, cool boxes, parasols (to take to the beaches) to beach towels, pool inflatables - it was just perfect.
We don't usually make full use of the villa pools because in the evenings, it's usually a bit nippy for me but with the solar panel heated large pool - we spent a lot more time in the villa pool.
The location is perfect to visit many of the Gulf beaches, shopping outlets and a huge variety of restaurants. The BBQ at the villa was superb - we have stayed in 6 villas in Orlando and because of the pace of the holiday, have never actually had a BBQ! We bought a variety of different meats and fishes, ate outside under the lanai - it was a perfect evening.
Dragonflies is a very much loved and looked after well equipped villa and if you are wanting a relaxing and peaceful time, I cannot recommend it enough.
Thank you Paul and Bernadette.
East Sussex UK
We stayed at Dragonflies villa at the beginning of August, we had an amazing time and totally loved the villa and pool. This is the first villa we have ever wanted to return to and have already booked up for next year. Everything possible was supplied in the villa and the decor and furnishings are of the highest standard. Berandette was fantastic, replying quickly to emails and offering advice.
Thank you so much and we look forward to returning next year.
We spent two weeks at Dragonflies in August and had a fantastic time. The villa is immaculate, very comfortable and clean with everything you think you need provided and much more. The local area is quiet but there's plenty to do within easy reach, and further afield. We had day trips to Busch Gardens, The Ringling Museum in Sarasota (highly recommended), Miramar Outlets and even an overnight in WDW for MNSSHP (in August!) Our plans for kayaking and paddle boarding were spoiled by Hurricane Harvey so will just have to return another time.
Thanks to Bernadette for making everything so easy, would love to visit again.
B & B
"What can we say that has not already been said! WOW!
We arrived in the middle of the night tired, hungry & travel weary to find the welcoming lights of Dragonflies.
The last month has been just so exhilarating, entertaining and relaxing with family. Taking in the so many experiences of the area - Golf, Ball games, Beaches, Shopping, Restaurants, meeting new people and coming across friends from home.
Most of all the last week of our holidays enjoying Dragonflies and coming down from a very busy time at home.
Thank you so much for making Dragonflies available to us."
We had a fabulous stay in Dragonflies, you have a beautiful home there and we felt very spoiled.
We enjoyed the luxurious surroundings and appreciated the care that you have obviously put into the villa - it was a joy to be in a fully equipped kitchen. The villa is so comfortable that no onewas in a hurry to leave - we all enjoyed the pool.
I feel that we had a real holiday, relaxing mornings with lazy breakfasts on the lanai and leisurely exploring in the afternoon. The beaches we explored are beautiful, and the breeze from the Gulf made them so comfortable!
We enjoyed Englewood, loved Venice and Boca Grande. We loved the South Beach Grill where I had my first ever taste of key lime pie - what a perfect location.
I hope we will be able to return someday soon. Thanks again for all your help, and for the use of your lovely home.
We had a great time swimming and sunbathing at the local beaches. We found around 300 sharks teeth.
Love the house, the pool was very enjoyable and we cooked a lot on the grill.