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In recent years discerning travelers have moved away
from traditional hotel accommodation for their hard
earned vacation and opted for private villas.
In a nutshell a villa is your own private oasis, with your
own personal pool and gardens, offering both peace
and seclusion.
Private villas are the perfect place to relax, rest and restore.
Spacious bedrooms unlike cramped hotel rooms,
fully equipped kitchens; spend a comfortable day at the beach with chairs, towels and coolers all provided.
Staying in a villa is the ideal opportunity to experience the
American Way of life and a chance to meet the local people.
Not just for vacations, villas are perfect for the inevitable business trips, special occasions, honeymoons and of course a simply wonderful holiday.............

A place to make memories to last a lifetime.
 
Our previous guests comments really do confirm this and more.

“Excellent Stay at Rotonda West Whispering Palms”
Our two week stay at Whispering Palms was amazing. First, we can simply say that this is the cleanest, most functional, and orderly home we have rented over the many years of renting vacation properties. Our correspondence with the owners and property manager was excellent throughout the rental process and during our stay.
The house is situated on a very nice street and its location is about the best you can have in Rotonda West, with beautiful green foliage for privacy in the rear and very nice neighbors. We enjoyed many of our meals in the kitchen nook area, looking out to the lanai and pool and the interesting wildlife beyond the back yard. The lanai and covered pool area are fantastic; we cooked out on the grille several days and the heated pool got a workout daily as well as many evenings. All of the furnishings, including the linens and towels are top rate, with all the essentials provided and many extra amenities that translate into a very comfortable home.
There are sand rakes in the garage to do some efficient shark tooth hunting at the beaches in Englewood and Venice. And we found the golf courses in Rotonda very convenient, reasonably priced (good afternoon rates), with excellent conditions and friendly staff.
We would recommend this home and would stay here again without question.
Our appreciation to Lynne and Bob for thinking of everything and sharing their home with us. It’s clear you take great pride and ownership of your property and we couldn’t have spent a more relaxed and comfortable two weeks in Rotonda.
Cheers! E & S Maine

Hi Lynn and Bob
It s a wonderful stay ! The Weather is beautiful !
We made many things : beaches, BBQ to the beach, Universal Studio, Jet ski, Outlet mall, Fireworks for the indépendance day......
We have fun !
We will leave sunday afternoon but our heart stay here.
Thank you for All ! We Will be back !
S & M and their children France Whispering Palms Villa

Hi Lynne and Bob
We are back safe and sound, great flight back just to cap off an amazing 3 weeks to a part of Florida that we have fell in love with.
We would like to thank you for the use of your amazingly beautiful home, so well kept and equipped.
We did an awful lot of traveling whilst we were in the area, just to go back to places we visited way back in the 80s.
Then to have the peace and tranquillity to return to, that your villa offered made the stay perfect,
The wild life was a added bonus especially the pair of swallowed tailed kites that visited most days.
We found the information for the local beaches and restaurants very helpful, and we thank you for that,
Gasparilla island was an amazing place and turned into our favourite place to visit, amazingly beautiful part of the area.
A quick thank you also to Lisa and Brad for their help and assistance.
To sign off with a big thank you for everything
J and S Family UK. spering Palms Villa

Dear Lynne and Bob,
In the past seven years, this is by far and away the nicest house we have ever rented in Florida. Your house is very well appointed both inside and out and has all of the amenities to make it a real home away from home. The house was extremely comfortable for my husband and I and we enjoyed our visit so much that we didn't want leave when the five weeks was up.
We would also like to extend a special thanks to Lisa and Brad for tending to our needs. We really appreciated their friendly smiles and the extra care they took to make our stay so pleasant. Thank you again for the use of your lovely home and we will definitely be returning to Whispering Palms in the future. N & J Family Canada. Whispering Palms Villa

Lynne
A magical stay in a very quiet community, with superb landscapes. A very comfortable house, completely different from our French standards. A house in which we will return as soon as possible. L Family. France

Lynne and Bob
Thank you for making our holiday so great, we were a little nervous about what we would find but it was all better than we expected.The villa was as we had seen in the pictures - so much so we felt like we had been there before! We really liked the decoration and the fact the beds were already made so we were able to just crawl into bed after out trip. The villa was very clean and fresh and was a very low maintenance villa which we like as we were on our holidays!
We really enjoyed staying in the villa and having our own space and pool.We really took advantage of the pool, it was almost too hard to leave the house to go and visit around - we were just too happy around the pool.
We also liked the area which was not too developed or touristy. It was easy to get around and plenty of near empty beaches to visit. We appreciated that all was done in the house to make our stay more comfortable - lots of little details which made a difference like the beds made, the shelf with the basics, the wonderful towels etc...
We had a great time - the holiday was even better than we expected. We would love to come back one day. Thank you B family. Paris
Lynne and Bob
Thank you for renting us your villa, we had a fantastic family holiday and we would definitely return if we ever travel to Florida again. The children rated our week here equal to the week in Disney which I think says a lot. It was a luxury home in a peaceful and relaxing part of Florida.
Many thanks T & T. UK
Hi Lynne
Just to say thank you for renting us your home we had a fabulous week there. The weather was great and we only had one more downpour after I spoke with you and that was in the evening. Absolutely loved Gasparilla beach! It was so relaxing after the previous week in Orlando. Managed to find our way around after a couple of days without any problems, found the Marina Grill where you said the food was great and watched England's performance against the USA ! We will definitely recommend your home to anyone thinking of going to Florida
and will hopefully will go back again ourselves sometime. Best Wishes D & K. UK
Hi Lynne & Bob
First I have to say you do a brilliant job. A very beautiful house, very organized, very friendly and full of familiar pictures! Your pool is the best heated I´ve experienced so far in Florida With the internet it was fun for our daughter Claire. She´s been able to watch German TV (she´s almost 6, and acts like a teen, what´s quite stressful).
And no worrie´s about your housekeeper!!! He or she did a better job than many people in homes we visited! What means you´ve got the cleanest house that we´ve seen in the past 10 years on holiday ( 3 times in Australia, three times in USA and a couple of other adventures). Well, you´ve got a very, very, very nice home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I´m saving for such a treasure! We really appreciate your friendly way of correspondence! Kind regards K and E. Germany
Dear Lynne and Bob,
Just a quick note to say thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. We have stayed in many villas in Europe and have to say that yours is exceptional. The house is immaculate and the pool is a brilliant size. We would certainly recommend it to friends. . The children enjoyed the second week of their holiday, sailing, fishing and riding in golf carts and playing on the beach more than their first week in Disney - so that says everything. Weather was great and so were the people. Regards C and M. UK
Dear Lynne and Bob,
We had a wonderful time in your villa; it was so peaceful and sunny and warm, we really felt at home! thank you so much for letting us have such nice easter holidays! the kids have really enjoyed Florida , and are ready to go back ... so am I. That will be such a (what do you say?) souvenir or memory ? Thank you again, S and E. France

Hello Lynne and Bob.
Arrived safely home last night. We had a wonderful trip!!! You have a beautiful and comfortable home that you should be proud of. We will keep in touch. We hope we have the opportunity of staying in your home again. Wishing you a super spring and a great summer!!
Regards, D and M. Canada
Hi Lynne,
We are almost one week at home, school started, and we both started to work. My father is feeling better but it was not possible for him tofly to Florida. He had to be in hospital until Easter Saturday. We had a wonderful time in your villa and it was much nicer than we expected it would be. We enjoyed the pool, the nice weather and your comfortable home. So I can say that this was one of our best holidays.
Thank you and best regards, M Family. Germany
Thanks for the cheque. Fantastic holiday in Florida. Weather and villa excellent. We should love to go back next year but will
have to try and organise something around our daughters Spring wedding!
Regards B and S. England
Lynne,
We enjoyed our holiday so much despite a tropical storm, your lovely house and pool made the holiday for us. It was like a home away from home. Thanks for everything and we hope to come back one day. The M Family. Ireland
Hi Lynne!
I wanted to thank you for making your Villa available for us. My family and I were stunned by your house and the shape it was in. You have done an amazing job setting it up. The decoration was great. A lot of people put up too much stuff you didn't. We have had the time of our life in your house. We were able to explore all kinds of beaches around the area. I really loved the idea of the photo-albums with pics of the cabinets. Whenever we used dishes we forgot where they originally were, but it was so easy to just look it up. Great! Thanks for the milk in the fridge and the Olive Garden Coupons. If we were to make a vacation in Florida again. We surely would choose your place. We loved the BBQ it was great! Thank you so much for everything, we'll recommend you to friends. S Family. USA
Really enjoyed our holiday, in your lovely home, the swimming pool was fantastic and at last I can swim 10 lengths. We enjoyed the wonderful beaches, collecting sharks teeth and shells. Thank you very much. The G Family. England
We are so thankful to stay in this beautiful home. Very quiet, peaceful and relaxing. May God bless all that come to this home.
The M Family. USA
Really enjoyed our stay in your lovely home, wish it could have been longer. Weather excellent and we enjoyed our bike rides, when we saw baby alligators and turtles in the canals. In the warm summer evenings we were treated to the Firefly's dance.
The W Family England.
Lynne,
We vacated your lovely house Thursday morning to return home. It was a lovely place to hang our hats between various activities.
We found a wonderful Wednesday evening prime rib buffet at the Hills Golf Course (reservations required).
Of course there are many good places we visited to eat. The only problem is my clothes seemed to "shrink"!
Thank you D, P, B and B. USA
Lynne and Bob,
Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at your home in Rotonda. You certainly have a great spot there – and the weather couldn't’t have been better. We went to the beach almost every day. We added a menu to your restaurant binder. It’s a new place right off of Gasparilla Road called Vecchi Nonni. We didn’t try it until the end of our trip. I wish we had tried it sooner – it was that good. Unfortunately, we were leaving so there were no other opportunities to try other dishes out. Just thought you’d like to know you have a wonderful Italian restaurant within five minutes of your Florida home. Thanks again for letting us rent your place. We truly enjoyed ourselves. H and J. USA
Hi Lynne,
We had another wonderful holiday, with good weather and a very comfortable stay in your lovely home there. Ian and I were amazed by all the wild life in the area, we hadn't expected those beautiful un spoilt beaches with so many different kinds of birds, turtles, dolphins and tortoise etc. We would certainly consider going back at some later date. Thanks once again. I B.. England
Hi Bob and Lynne,
We’ve arrived home now after spending a most enjoyable time in your beautiful and well appointed villa. We found the place an ideal haven after a hard day’s toil on the golf course when relaxing in the pool became something we looked forward to very much. The peace and quiet was quite unreal at times with no-one to bother us except for the odd squirrel and raccoon. The weather was just perfect although we know that it can be temperamental at this time of year. Your management company were most helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them.
We hope that we would be able to make a return visit sometime and if that is the case we will be in touch with you. Thank you once again. Kind regards M and D. Scotland
Hi Lynne & Bob,
Just to let you know we arrived back safely and are now settling in to our working routine again!.... your home was everything and more we could have hoped for. We all had a fantastic time. Gasparilla Island and all the surrounding area is truly wonderful. Many Thanks. J, J, A and J Jr. Scotland
Hi Lynne,
Forgive my late email – I just found it in my Drafts folder! I’d typed it on our return and forgot to send it!! I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your villa in Rotonda. It was a truly special place and the villa was way beyond our expectations.
So thanks again for a lovely experience. Kindest regards, L. England

Lynne,
Once again just to say: We loved your home. It is a lovely place and if we are ever that direction again, I hope you will have it available for us. God Bless, D. USA

Hi Lynne and Bob,
Just wanted to send you a thank you for letting us stay at your home in Rotonda. We had a wonderful time and it was so relaxing. The house was beautiful and we really enjoyed lounging around the pool. We are considering coming down again around the Christmas holidays. Thanks again for letting us stay. A & P and family. USA
Hi Lynne –
We very much enjoyed your home during our stay-it is beautiful and so private, great place to relax.
Happy Easter D and M. Canada
Hi Lynne
I misplaced your email address, which is why I’m writing to you via your rental site. We wanted you to know how much we enjoyed staying in your lovely home. It’s been a wonderfully relaxing six weeks and we’re just sorry the time went by so quickly! Again, the house is lovely. I especially appreciated your phone call. It was a very warm gesture and made us feel welcome.
All Best Wishes, S and M. USA
Dear Bob and Lynne
Kathy and I would like to thank you for the wonderful accommodations in your home in Florida. We had a terrific vacation. We were ableto get three golf lessons and got to play on five different occasions. Your home is very well equipped. We did spend some timelooking at real-estate and did make an offer on an existing home just down the street. We also enjoyed the beach and the walking trail. We hope that we have the opportunity to meet you sometime. Best Regards, B and K. USA

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