This was our second year renting with Nancy. First and foremost - she is an EXTREMELY talented, friendly and caring owner. If you don't spend time getting to know her, you have missed the opportunity to share her knowledge of the area and it's history. Nancy gives you all the privacy you need.
Everything in the house is good quality from the dishes/silverware/pans to the appliances (and to my delight a dishwasher). There were plenty of cleaning products available and several spices in the cupboard. She is sure that there is plenty of storage and hangers in the closets. The bathroom is an absolute hoot! The burgundy colored sink, toilet and tub with the pink flamingos make you smile. We had plenty of towels and washcloths and at least 3 sets of sheets for all the beds. The house was spacious and there was plenty of room at the counter and table for us and our guests. One of my favorite items was the wood carved Lazy Susan and also salad bowls. Above all, it was clean, clean, clean.
The fenced yard is an incredible area full of trees and plants. ! It has a Tiki Hut where we spent many hours enjoying the fresh air and hosting at least 4 gatherings for our friends. The deck is also a great place to sit and enjoy morning coffee and listen to the birds. The area is quiet and secure. As an added note, animals are good judges of character and our dog adores Nancy.
Another bonus was the large selection of menus from local restaurants. She takes all the guess work out of where to go for good meals. Captain Eddies is just a block away and has wonderful seafood. The bungalow is about a mile from the beach (and the doggie beach). There are great places to sit in the sun, hunt for sharks teeth and shells or just relax. There are numerous golf courses nearby. My husband did play a couple of private courses, but the public courses are reasonably priced and close. There are plenty of areas to kayak or swim. To say there are great shopping areas nearby is an understatement. Venice is simply an amazing place to go and walk around. Nancy gave us guidance on special events to attend including concerts. We were also fortunate to find a local church to attend.
The only thing wrong with our stay was having to leave. I am marking off the days until we come back. I would recommend any and all of her rentals to our friends. As with last year, I would give 10 stars for the house, and the rating for our "hostess" is off the charts.