These are some of the things you can see and
do in the area around our villa.

Climate

Year-round good weather and a very pleasant climate is one of the main reasons for Florida’s popularity among its millions of annual visitors. October through to April are usually warm and mostly dry with January being the coolest month. July and August are the hottest and the weather can be muggy at this time of the year as the annual rainfall arrives. The heat is often relieved by inshore breezes from the Gulf which provide a welcome break. When it does rain, it usually rains in short bursts, sometimes for as little as a few minutes, often in late afternoon or early evening and can be accompanied by spectacular lightning storms. The average temperature throughout the state is around 80 degrees. Other times of the year, rain is infrequent and Charlotte County claims 360 days of sun a year!

For the current weather please visit weatherforyou.com.
For average year round temperatures in Rotonda, please visit weather.com

A map indicating the location of the villa.

Airports

Florida currently has significant international airports at Tampa (2 hours from Rotonda), Orlando (2,5 hours) and Miami (3,5 hours). The regional airports Fort Lauderdale (3 hours), Sarasota (45 minutes) and Fort Myers (75 minutes) also receives some international flights. Punta Gorda airport (30 minutes) serves 23 regional airports throughout the USA by Allegiant Air.

Biking

5 minutes from the house there is a 15 mile bikepath from where you can take a bicycle all the way to Boca Grande.

There are 4 bikes:

Shopping area's close by

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Large shopping areas within 1 hour of Rotonda

There are large outlets 1 hour from Rotonda:

Rotonda & Surroundings

Rotonda West is a peaceful, unique planned community built in a circle with 5000 detached villas on 10,000 sqft lots, situated near the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida. Rotonda West is situated in Charlotte County, mid-way between Sarasota and Fort Myers. Residents are predominantly full-time homeowners and their families, as well as tenants and those who winter in the community. Many exotic and beautiful birds call Rotonda West home, as it is a designated Bird Sanctuary. Nearby recreation facilities, beaches, theaters, sporting events, and fine restaurants are available for all.

For a good impression of the beaches have a look at Manasota beach.

Golf courses & tennis courts

Rotonda West covers 2,600 acres containing inland waterways, 4 golf courses (99 holes), 2 tennis courts, lakes, woodland and 6,000 acres of conservation area. Rotonda covers 2,600 acres containing inland waterways. Charlotte county - where Rotonda is situated - is a tranquil getaway on Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast.

Please have a look at rotondagolf.com.

As Florida’s premier eco-tourism destination, we are off the beaten path and away from the crowds. A place where the pace of life moves with the rhythm of the tides and hospitality is measured in warm, friendly greetings.

Nearby recreation facilities, beaches, theaters, sporting events, and fine restaurants are available for all. Charlotte Harbour offers world-class boating, fishing, and sailing in one of SAIL Magazine’s “10 Greatest Places to Sail.” Abundant nature explorations, include paddling on hundreds of miles of Blueways trails, exploring five National Wildllife Refuges and discovering prime birding opportunities for spectacular photography excursions. Relax on our uncrowded beaches and enjoy unique shopping and dining experiences and a thriving arts community.

Fishing & boating

Fishing is a 'must' for the enthusiast and each year, the Tarpon game fish gather in the Boca Pass and offer great sport to both local and international anglers. The competitions are held just offshore and spectators get a marvelous view of the boats from one of the lighthouses situated at the waters edge. For a more peaceful day, anglers will find plenty of opportunity to take a boat out into the Gulf or the intercoastal waterway with local experts and enjoy catching a wide range of large fish. Water enthusiasts will be in heaven with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the secret world of the intracoastal waterways. You will share the Gulf with pods of dolphins passing happily along the coast. The Intracoastal waterway separates the land from the sea in many places and is a boaters paradise playing host to a wide range of wildlife including the gentle manatee and particularly birds such as the 'white pelican', cormorants and the 'osprey'. They are actively encouraged to nest along the waterways and you can see dozens of them while you are enjoying the pleasures of boating.

Fast facts about Charlotte County