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Charming 1/1 Historic Cottage near Beach, Venice, Biking & more

N. L. Eaton

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights

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Charming 1/1 Historic Cottage near Beach, Venice, Biking & more

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights


Nokomis Cottage Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom w/queen bed, one full bath, sleeps 2

Eagle's Nest is a charming vintage cottage in the Nokomis Historic District, one mile from scenic downtown Venice, 1.5 miles to Nokomis Beach, steps from Pocono Trail Nature Preserve and Nokomis Center Park, the Legacy Bicycle Trail, and much more.

This adorable bungalow has all the creature comforts, including decks front and back, and a private garden for relaxing. Decorated in Old Florida cottage style, with warm pine floors, colorful beadboard walls and ceilings, Hunter ceiling fans, rattan and cottage furnishings, new queen sized pillow-top bed, shell-covered clawfoot tub. The country farm-style kitchen has a new 10 cu ft. LG refrigerator/freezer, two induction cooktops, a butcher block countertop and a farmhouse sink. Turn-key furnished with quality appliances, linens, utensils, etc. Efficient electric heaters and window a/c units. Responsive owner on-site—no impersonal agents or absentee landlords.

Historic District Charm

Located in the Nokomis Historic District, a small enclave of vintage homes and businesses near US 41 and Colonia Lane. Includes four antiques shops and four restaurants (Evergreen Cafe, Curry Creek Cafe, Captain Eddie’s Seafood, Bayside Grille), all within walking distance. There is a fresh fish market and an organic produce stand just two short blocks away. We are just a mile from historic downtown Venice, with all its 1920s charm and fun shopping and dining.

An Ecoturism Paradise

We are in an ideal spot for enjoying an unspoiled part of Florida. Just 1.5 miles to the clean white sands of Nokomis beach, so load the car up with our snorkels, beach chairs and cooler and make a day of it, walking the sands and sea oats of Casey Key, or stroll to the Venice Jetty to people-watch and check out the fishing. We have numerous other great beaches nearby, as well.

Cruise the 15-mile long Legacy Bike Trail, just 1/10 mile away and extending all the way to Venice Beach. Enjoy a picnic under the spreading oaks at Nokomis Community Center. Walk a block to Pocono Trail Preserve where you can bird watch and see Florida wildflowers, or take a guided nature tour. You're just four and half miles from Oscar Scherer State Park, great for bicycling, canoeing or kayaking, plus we're a short drive to the scenic Myakka River.

Personal Attention to Guests

We offer three vintage vacation properties along a spacious block in the Nokomis Historic District, which we call 'Floridaloha.' Each of our cottages is recognized by Sarasota County as a historic property. We go out of our way to make sure your vacation is enjoyable and that you find local attractions that suit your needs and desires. For more information, see

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
N. L. Eaton (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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About N. L. Eaton

I am a former marketing executive, freelance writer, published author, avid local historian and amateur musician who spent time growing up in Florida in the 1950s. My grandfather had rental property in Sarasota and I am carrying on the tradition. I am in love with the natural beauty of Florida, which is why I selected Nokomis as my home and have worked to restore several vintage buildings as vacation rentals. My goal is to show my guests the best that 'Old Florida' has to offer by giving them an immersive experience in the design and culture.

N. L. Eaton purchased this cottage in 2004

Why N. L. Eaton chose Nokomis

Eagle's Nest was originally the caretaker's house at Eagle Point, Bertha Palmer's hunting and fishing resort in Venice established in 1916. The resort was sold in the early 1990s to a real estate developer who used this home as his office. In 2004, this cottage was on the last buildable lot in Eagle Point, which was sold to someone who wanted to put a larger home on the site. I was offered the home and two small out buildings if I would relocate them, which I did. I moved them to a lot in Nokomis where I had two other historic homes, and in 2009, after Nokomis improved Colonia Lane and brought county water lines into the area, I restored the cottage and created a wonderful little 'Old Florida' oasis, adding it to Floridaloha, my enclave of historic vacation rental cottages.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a home in near original condition but with all modern infrastructure, new wiring, plumbing, appliances. So you get to enjoy the ambience of Old Florida with the convenience of modern comforts. The house has original heart pine floors, an antique rug in the living room. I have selected all furnishings and planned the decor to provide you the coziest and most charming experience possible.

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights
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Charming 1/1 Historic Cottage near Beach, Venice, Biking & more
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Land O Lakes, FL

Was happy to be able to visit again!

  • 5 of 5

In 2013 I had the pleasure of renting this cottage for 7 months. I used it as my summer weekend getaway since I only live a little over an hour away.

It was "love at first sight" when Nancy first showed me the property. It is so artsy, but also comfy and welcoming. It is next to impossible to find something of this quality in this vicinity (I searched quite awhile). I really did feel so at home and like it was "mine".

As others have stated, there is every appliance and utensil you could possibly need. The apartment size refrigerator is perfect, and I didn't miss having an actual cooktop stove/oven.

There are so many good and unique places to dine out very close by. And with a grocery store near also, you needn't worry about stocking up.

I loved the fact that Nokomis Beach is only a few minutes away and also enjoyed bike riding on the Legacy Trail very close by. Its so easy to get to the beach quickly to watch the sun set.

I loved the privacy on the back deck, along with the umbrella and table. I didn't spend a lot of time on the Secret Garden deck. Mosquitos were a little pesky the few times I tried, or it was just too humid out for me.

There was a pileated woodpecker who would admire his reflection in my car window a few times, who pecked furiously. He was easy enough to shoo away. I would also suggest not parking directly under the enormous pine tree when its really warm. Sap WILL drop down! (only a drop or two from time to time)

As a single lady, I felt very safe here. I also prudently kept the door locked when I wasn't outdoors.

I would highly recommend staying here and hope you love it just as I did!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you here last year, Becky, and again for a week's getaway over the Memorial Day holiday! I appreciate all the good tips and benefits you mention here. I didn't realize about the tree sap, that is a good tip, fortunately the driveway is long and you can park before the tree line. And yes, mosquitoes can be an issue here in the muggy summer months, especially in early morning and at dusk. I am looking into some homemade remedies that are supposed to keep them occupied elsewhere, we'll see if that works! Fortunately they are rare in our cooler months from November through May. I look forward to hosting you again when you are ready for another getaway!

Such a Wonderful Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Eagle's Nest Cottage was perfect.

I'd searched a very long time before coming across Nancy's listing, looking for a cozy, well maintained property that had some character, privacy, a good location and that was pet friendly. I was thrilled to read the listing decription and see the photos of the cottage and, best of all, wasn't disappointed in any way when I arrived and Nancy gave me the tour of my new "home away from home". The cottage is charming and has all the amenities I was looking for.

Nancy has done an amazing job decorating and accessorizing the cottage with all the conveniences a guest would want. Her warm welcome and willingness to help with any questions always made me feel like a friend coming to visit.

I'd highly recommend any of Nancy's properties. Before I left I made sure to book my next year's stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Eagle's Nest Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Eagle's Nest Cottage is an adorable and affordable retreat nestled within Florida's beautiful flora and fauna; yet, it is within close proximity to boutique shopping, a wide variety of restaurants, along with being close to Venice Beach, Casey Key and Siesta Key, some of Florida's most beautiful beaches. Eagle's Nest is furnished well and has everything one needs to have a little home away from home while on a Florida vacation. The cottage is perfect for a couple's retreat, girlfriend getaway, or a solo siesta. The owner was very easy to work with, stayed in contact via email, and gave specific details about cottage amenities and guest expectations during our stay. We hope to return on an annual basis.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to host you for your visit, Jenny! Hope to see you back next year.
Lake Luzerne, New york

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Eagle's Nest cottage was a joy! We would recommend this vacation home in a heart beat. No stone left unturned by Nancy to make your stay enjoyable. Information and photos included in the cottage description are right on the mark! This was a wonderful "home away from home."

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I learned as much from Nan about the area as she did from me. She brought a whole folder of historic, nature-related and old Florida things to see and do and she and John did them ALL in one month! From Cross Creek to Snook Haven to Spanish Point and Myakka, they went everywhere and I loved hearing the stories of their travels. I look forward to their return visit, such sweet, funny and caring people.
State College, PA

Wonderful Experience at Eagle's Nest, Nokomis, FL

  • 5 of 5

Creativity, Comfort and Charm - these three words say it all. Owner Nancy E. has done a fantastic job of taking a 1917 historic structure and turning it into a 21st Century home without sacrificing its integrity. It is completely modern, with carefully chosen "Old Florida" furnishings, new appliances, updated electric and all those items that provide the ease and simplicity of living that we have come to expect. There are decks, front and back. The front has a welcoming entrance to the house from street or drive, and the sunny back deck is private with a table and chairs for outdoor living at its best. There is also a lovely "Secret Garden" seating area, which has cushioned furniture and privacy, large trees providing both shade and interest to the property along with the rest of the pleasant landscaping. Her website correctly states and shows what is available.

If you want, there is interaction with the other tenants who are in her two rental units on the block, but privacy if you so desire.

The star at the top of the tree is Nancy herself, who does more than most to make sure that you are comfortable, have what you need and provides information about the area.

Don't hesitate to choose one of her rentals; it will be booked if you aren't fast enough, which is what happened to me this year. So, I'm renting another one of her units. The only fact that I have to warn you about is that she baked scones for our enjoyment, not once, but twice. Once you have tasted them they are impossible to resist.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Sharky's on the Pier
Legacy Bike Trail
Nokomis Groves Inc
Sharkeys Restaurant
Curry Creek Cafe
Robbi's Reef
Captain Eddie's Seafood
Casey Key Fish House & Tiki Bar
Bushido Sushi
Frankie's Italian Ristorante
Ciao Gelato
Aquanutz Dive Charters
Casey Key
North Jetty Fish Camp
Pop's Sunset Grill
Venice Little Theatre
Casey Key Fish House
Venice Main Street
Oscar Scherer State Park
Nokomis Beach
Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant
Venice Area Audubon Society
Snook Haven Restaurant
Made in Italy
Floridaloha Vacations
Venice Art Center Inc
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Captain Eddie's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bird Bay Executive Golf Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-75 and Laurel Rd. (Exit 195)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Captain Eddie's, Curry Creek Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Nature, walks, hikes, biking, kayaking, fishing, beachcombing, walking, music, drum circle, ukulele, beaches, antiques, antiquing, shopping, boutiques, restaurants, tropical landscape, creeks, bay, river, key, gulf, water, ocean, dining, outdoor dining, quiet, old Florida, parks, tennis, golf, classes, farmers markets, thrift stores, Floridaloha, cycling, cabin, paddle boarding, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba, diving, sailing, charters, al fresco, ecotourism, concerts, theater, river, alligators, birds, birdwatching, butterfly garden, clean, fossil hunting, geocaching, relaxing, bungalow, cottage, retreat

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, geocaching, fossil hunting, bike trail


Rates & Availability

From $675 Per week

Nokomis Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May/June 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
14 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
14 night minimum stay
Jan-March 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
21 night minimum stay
April, 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350.00
Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes One month = 28 days, remainder is pro-rated. ONE dog <30 pounds, some restrictions apply, check w/owner. Inquire re: cancellation policy. U.S. checks, postal money orders, credit cards thru Homeaway. No Canadian checks. Substantial off season discounts (Apr-Dec) for 3-7 months, ask for a quote. Stay >> six months and Florida waives your state tax. By law we can't rent <1 week.
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Nokomis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The adorable bathroom has a period tile floor and the original clawfoot bathtub, updated with shell mosaics, modern plumbing and fixtures. Stainless steel handles on both walls make tub entrance and exit easy. We provide large fluffy towels and shelves to hold your personal products. A 38-gallon hot water heater ensures toasty showers and baths.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This cozy bedroom has a pillowtop bed with crisp cotton sheets, dresser and night stand, and an old-fashioned Hunter ceiling fan. The beadboard walls and ceiling are relaxing shades of vanilla and bamboo. The L shaped extension includes an armoire and a modern vintage-style sink.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please see our other Floridaloha vacation properties at Homeaway #253504 and #254876, and visit our website at

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