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Our reviews aren’t made up. They are comments from happy families who have had great fun at our villa; some even returning year after year! Send us your best Glorious Gulf Villa memory (can be a review or a photo) and we’ll feature as many as we can our website & our Facebook page.

We cannot recommend your villa highly enough

“WOW, Over the past 16 years we have stayed in many many villas in Florida and yours is without doubt THE BEST!

The location is ideal for beaches, town/shops and attractions especially the idyllic Boca Grande beach and beautiful Sarasota.  It is not surprising to read other comments from Guests in your Visitor Book which are all so positive and full of praise; so they should be!!

We have never returned twice to the same villa but after just 4 months of returning home we have just re-booked to spend more quality time at your villa.  We cannot recommend your villa highly enough and will confirm to all that it truly is a “Glorious Gulf Villa!”

We are more than happy to speak to anyone who is thinking of booking your villa to provide them with a verbal reference.  It’s the least we can do!”

The Harper Family (Perth, Scotland)

Amazing house, amazing time!

“What a beautiful home! What a great area! What an amazing time my family and I had. This house has a great pool and nice backyard, very clean and stylish, very quiet and private area, close to the beach, forest preserve and all the stores. This is a newer area with beautiful homes around it, we had a blast and will definitely come back.

Victoria is great and made our booking and stay very pleasant and comfortable. Thank you so much!”

The Dokuchaeva’s (Chicago)

“Home from home in Paradise!”

“We’d obviously seen the villa on the website but it exceeded our expectations.
When you drive through the community you know you’re in for a treat.  On pulling onto the drive the villa certainly has the WOW! factor and that continues inside.  It’s a bit like a tardis; at every turn there was another room.  Huge master suite with closet and huge bathroom, 2 sitting rooms and a dining room, pantry, laundry room with a further 2 bedrooms & bathroom.  Was great to be able to park the car in the garage.
Out back there’s a fantastic pool overlooking the stunning canal.  We encountered some fabulous wildlife whilst there.
The local area is amazing and so quiet yet there is plenty to do within a short drive.  If you travel to the local beaches of Englewood, Stump Pass, Blind Pass or Boca Grande to name but a few you realise it truly is paradise!  The Owner, Victoria, was a pleasure to deal with and if ever I had a query about anything she would respond quickly.

We would definitely recommend it.
The Stanndard Family (UK)

This really is a Glorious Gulf Villa! Located close to gorgeous beaches, great local amenities, and beautiful nature trails this lovely villa exceeded all our expectations. We have holidayed in this area many times and this tastefully furnished and well equipped villa is without doubt our favourite. The owners are a delight to deal with, extremely helpful and informative throughout and we will definitely be revisiting next year.
G Stirling (UK)
We really enjoyed our stay at Gulf villa. This was the first time and Victoria walked us through the process and was very helpful. The house is located in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood. It is well maintained. It was a bit of a drive to get out of the neighborhood but so centrally located that we took a swamp boat tour, an orange grove tour, air boat ride, attended a seafood festival, went to Sanibel, not to mention the numerous beaches we went to. We stayed for three weeks and wished we could have stayed longer. We have re-booked for next year already!
G Hawkins (Pennsylvania)
Simply said…”It’s perfect!”
We are having a wonderful stay at your home here. You have thought of everything to make it that way.
We found the home in good order and very clean, this was especially welcome. Thank you!
We enjoyed the privacy this home has provided as well as the setting it has given us to entertain our friends in style. It truly has been the perfect home for us to have chosen.
B Jacobs (Illinois)
We are now back home and we are already missing your beautiful home! We had such a wonderful time and we found the area to be just what we were looking for. Watching the local wildlife turned out to be the hit of the trip! I see that you offer an incentive program for return Guests; we would love the opportunity to rent again next year. Once again thank you for the use of your wonderful home.
The Hawkins (Maine)
Just wanted to say that the villa is brilliant. We all loved it so much. Easily the nicest villa we have stayed in. Every little thought has gone in to making your home very special and comfortable.
Akram Family (England)
What a beautiful, quiet & relaxing home you have…just what the Doctor ordered!
A great place to sit back by the pool and enjoy the wildlife and most of all sunshine. We enjoyed the places you recommended to shop and visit and of course golf. Your villa information binder and all the notes around the house made things very easy upon our arrival. We will recommend this villa to others and would definitely stay again.
Paul & Kendra (Ontario)


“Wow!!! If I could have packed up this villa and brought it home with me I would be heaven.
It is everything and more than it says.  A lovely peaceful area, beautiful beaches, great food. The pool is so inviting to cool down.
Great way to spend two weeks holiday.

Jenny, Mick & Karen (Bucks, UK)

When we first arrived we were definitely “Wowed” by this beautiful villa.
The tasteful decor and luxury feel made it so welcoming and homely. It is extremely peaceful here; especially after the busy parks. To watch the wildlife is really something special.
Everything feels so clean and comfortable – lovely beds too!
It’s so nice to go to a holiday home that has so much attention to detail and everything such good quality. A week was definitely not enough – we would love to return one day!
Book this villa and you can’t fail to enjoy yourselves.
The Jagger Family (Yorkshire, UK)
We have had a wonderful restful stay here and thoroughly enjoyed the comfort of the villa.
We have loved sitting on the fishing dock and watching all the different species of wildlife – a rare treat!
We all enjoyed seeing dolphins at Englewood beach.
Plenty of great local restaurants and amazing beaches.
The Lennard Family (Worcestershire, UK)

“Beautiful setting, very peaceful”

“We enjoyed a fantastic week at Glorious Gulf Villa.  Victoria provided detailed instructions about everything which were very helpful.
The villa is in a beautiful setting and we found it very peaceful. We enjoyed fishing off the villa’s dock, under the watchful eye of the alligator!
We were lucky enough to catch Catfish, Florida gar, Bass & Blue Gill.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and would hope to return one day .

The Ashwin’s (Bristol UK)

We had a fantastic time! Your villa is absolutely lovely and exceeded our expectations. We would be more than happy to provide feedback or a reference for you as we could not have asked for anything more. The weather was perfect, beaches idyllic, food mouth-watering, plenty of activities but lots of opportunities to relax. You and your family have obviously put a lot of thought into creating such a lovely home – I think you have thought of everything.
We have visited Florida many times and your villa is definitely at the top of our list. We have been thoroughly spoiled and could not have had a more perfect holiday.
The Kalinowski's (Warwickshire, UK)
It was our second visit to the Villa and it felt like visiting an old friend. We just picked up from where we left off.
Loads of interesting things to do in the surrounding area also good shopping and eating out in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.
It lived up to the memories of our first visit.
Ian & Fiona (Falkirk - UK)
A great stay had by all. Your villa is first class and this area of Florida is superb. We did a couple of days in Orlando and couldn’t wait to get back!
The Avant's (Essex, UK)
When we arrived at Glorious Gulf Villa I want you to know I was blown away!!
What a nice place. Excellent decor, very comfortable and a very nice location .
I have rented 3 properties in Rotonda in the past 13 years and this was definitely one of the nicest.
Wi-fi & DVR are a real plus.
D Buffington ( Danbury, Connecticut)
Thank you for our Christmas and New Year stay in your fabulous home. We cannot describe our delight when we arrived at your house – finding the Christmas tree all set-up and decorated was such a lovely touch! Your villa is absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t agree more with the other people who commented that it was amazing to find somewhere that was even better in the flesh than on the web! The area was fantastic and we fell in love with Bocca Grande. You will definitely be hearing from us again!
The Hall's

“Everything was first class!”

“Your villa was great.  Everything was perfect for us.  Everything was first class.  We completely enjoyed out stay.  We had one small issue near the end of our stay but your Management Company came right over and fixed the problem in minutes.  Perfect!”

The Bunker Family (Ontario)

Your villa is absolutely stunning; Location, location, location!!
Well worth the drive from Orlando. Birds, raccoons, gators and fish all watched every day from the fishing dock and the pool. Shopping at Ellenton Mall is equal to the shopping at Orlando. Port Charlotte is great, the beaches at Englewood and Boca Grande (especially) all stunning and equal to any Caribbean beaches we’ve been to. A must visit for anyone has to be Fisherman’s Village and Harpoon Harry’s for lunch.
Stunning, all-in-all a fantastic holiday and we can easily see us coming back to visit in the future.
The Riordan Family
Many thanks for the opportunity to stay at your wonderful villa. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was perfect and the wildlife was an added bonus.
The villa itself was one of the best we have stayed in over 25 years worth of holidaying in villas across America & Europe. We are quite picky about where we stay and rarely go back to the same villa twice. However, we would have no hesitation in returning to your villa if we were to travel South again. I have already been recommending your villa to my friends, family and work colleagues.
The Dewar Family (Luton, UK)

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