|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
The 2015 Season will be our last using this home as a vacation rental. The last date to book through is April 30, 2015. This private setting offers a beautiful panoramic lake view with plenty of nature for your enjoyment. Awaken in the morning to the views and sounds of the birds on the lake and enjoy your morning coffee on the lanai, as well as your evening cocktails, if you are so inclined! Enjoy the nearby beaches and other water activities, local shopping and dining then return home to your comfortable accommodations.
Featuring three bedrooms, two baths, this single family home on Dolphin lake has wading birds, turtles, ducks and other wildlife for you to enjoy from the comfort of your screened lanai.
The master bedroom is separate from the guest bedrooms for privacy and features an en-suite bathroom with modern custom tile walk-in shower, a king-size bed, flat screen TV/cable. The guest bedrooms include one queen-size bed and two twin-size beds. Both include TV/cable. The guest bath features custom tile with shower-over-tub.
The home and furnishings were designed with relaxation, comfort and convenience in mind.
The living room has comfortable seating for six. Kitchen area has full size appliances, including a washer & dryer, breakfast bar, with the kitchen overlooking the dining area and lake. (Kitchen is set up with full size mixer, bowls for mixing, coffee-maker, blender, toaster, cook pans, baking pans, full set of frying pans and stove-top cookware, dining ware and flatware) The dining area seats six comfortably. Plus has two additional seats at the breakfast bar. A gas grill is outside for your use as well.
Beach towels, beach chairs, and Florida snow shovels (for shark tooth and shell hunting) are on site and ready for your beach day pleasure. Bring your swimsuit and sunscreen. Florida and our vacation home await your arrival!
The area is home to many fine beaches and Venice is famous for being the 'Shark Tooth Capital' of the World. You can find many fossilized shark's teeth on the shore.
World Famous Siesta Key Beach (948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL) in Sarasota is about a half hour drive to the north. It has a wide white sand beach and has been consistently ranked in the top 10 beaches in the world.
Other area beaches include: Nokomis Beach, (100 Casey Key Road, Nokomis), as well as North Jetty Beach (1000 Casey Key Road, Nokomis) are located a short drive north, but worth your while.
Venice Municipal Beach, the beach at Sharky’s at the Pier, Casperson Beach (just past Sharky’s). Brohard Paw Park (1600 Harbor Dr. S. Venice) is a fantastic dog park with doggie drinking fountains, showers on decks for dogs only, fire hydrants and leash posts. There are a couple other parks on the beach along the stretch by Sharky’s at the Pier. The best shark tooth hunting is on Venice Municipal Beach and Casperson Beach.
Manasota Beach (8570 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood Fl) is the closest beach to drive to from the home, you can also turn left (South) at this beach, drive 3.6 miles and find Blind Pass Beach where there is good shelling.
Dolphin Viewing is often possible at the “South Jetty”. This is where the intra-coastal waterway meets the Gulf of Mexico. Follow the directions to get to The Crow’s Nest restaurant, (1968 Tarpon Center Dr., Venice Fl 34285) but continue ahead 0.1 mile.
Other things to do in the area:
Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL) A large acreage of scrubby flatwoods makes this park one of the best places to see Florida scrub-jays, a threatened species found only in Florida. The park protects scrubby and pine flatwoods that were once widespread throughout Sarasota County. Fifteen miles of trails through these beautiful natural areas provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and wildlife viewing. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along South Creek, a blackwater stream that flows to the Gulf of Mexico. Canoe and kayak rentals are available, but motorized boats are not permitted in the park boundaries. Freshwater and saltwater fishing are available along the creek. Anglers can fish along the shores of Lake Osprey, which is also the park´s swimming destination. Picnic areas along South Creek are equipped with grills. The park has full-facility campsites and a youth/group campground. The park nature center has exhibits and videos about the park´s natural communities
Indian Mound Park (210 Winson Ave., Englewood) Indian Mound provides a rare opportunity to visit a significant Indian Mound site. The contoured landscape is a direct result of Indian habitation. The Indians were attracted to this spot for the availability of resources on land and in the bay. The suitability of this spot for early inhabitation is still evident to park visitors today. Indian Mound Park provides access to Lemon Bay and it is a key boat launching site in southern Sarasota County.
Venice Audubon Rookery (4006 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice) Common sightings during the nesting season from December through May are Glossy Ibises, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Anhingas, Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Tricolored Herons and Black-crowned Night-Herons. Activity is a flurry as they build nests, court, incubate eggs and raise their young.Throughout the year, Little Blue Herons and White Ibises make the Venice Rookery island their safe home throughout the night. They tend to approach in large flocks. Nesting season is busy but the Rookery has avian visitors year round. Nesting species and others (such as White Ibises and Little Blue Herons) flock in great numbers to the island each evening at sunset to roost safely for the night. Alligators patrol the lake, keeping mammalian predators from preying on the island’s birds.
Historic Spanish Point (337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL) Visit 30 acres centrally located in Sarasota County, Florida. Learn about the region’s prehistory in “A Window to the Past,” the only archaeological exhibition in the nation built inside of a shell mound. Your family can also connect to Florida’s inspiring pioneers by seeing Sarasota’s first produce packing house, a charming chapel and pioneer cemetery, and the beautifully preserved Guptill House, built in 1901. If plants are your passion, this museum has plenty to see and explore, like Mrs. Palmer’s Jungle Walk and Sunken Garden. The Butterfly Garden is one of the largest on the Gulf Coast. Come explore this quiet oasis of history located on the glistening shores of Little Sarasota Bay in the town of Osprey. It’s a special place worth preserving for our community and future generations.
Mote Marine Aquarium (1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL) At Mote, you can explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.
We are a couple of empty nesters who enjoy living in Venice, with its beautiful sandy beaches, palm trees and year round foliage. We are originally from Ohio but have been Florida residents since 1974. We are currently owned by our two dogs, Oreo and Molly.
Kathy Broz purchased this house in 2006
Situated in the small community of South Venice, we offer all the comforts of your own home. We offer sleeping for six. You can enjoy the beautiful lake views from the screened lanai or a soak in the jacuzzi while enjoying the serenity that the lake offers.
Historic Downtown Venice is a short distance away where you can enjoy quaint shops, restaurants and various events year round.
The calmness of the lake and the quiet activity of the wading birds made us fall in love with this home.
We had a wonderful stay! My family and I made our first trip to Florida this year and couldn't have had a better experience! The house was just perfect for our family of four. My children enjoyed chasing the friendly lizard outside the porch. The house was very clean and inviting. The house had everything we could need for our stay. We did not meet the owner; however, I did speak with their daughter on several occasions by phone. They were so friendly and always made sure we had everything we needed. The house is close to all the local beaches, restaurants and stores. Kathy left us a binder with helpful directions to many of the local beaches and stores. We are planning on returning to Florida for another visit in the future, and we would definitely stay in their rental again. We will be recommending to friends and family, too!! Thank you, to Kathy and her daughter, for a great week in Florida!!
This house really suited our needs perfectly. We had guests and the separation of bedrooms affords privacy. We especially loved the lanai and view of Dolphin Lake with the abundant birds. Enjoyed the South Venice Beach Ferry. Good location for taking day trips. Owners very responsive and accommodating. Owners manual filled with helpful information. We will be returning.
Lovely quiet home in quiet area. Spotless. Nice hot tub. Charming little Lake with wildlife. Would gladly return. Easy jaunt to a fabulous private beach.
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your nicely appointed home on the lake. The layout of the home is very accommodating towards bringing a friend, which I and my husband did. With the quarters basically divided - master bedroom/bath situated to one side and second/third bedrooms and bath on the other (with livingroom between them) - this does afford more privacy. The kitchen is nicely equipped and has all of the dinnerware, pots/pans that you would need for prepping meals versus always eating out, along with automatic dishwasher (which we really did not require) and washer and dryer. A few times this week we spent in the hot tub and enjoyed the lanai on the lake. It was a comfortable home to spend a vacation in. Our time was mainly spent at the many beautiful beaches in the area. Although we had to drive to get there - it was an easy drive. We mostly enjoyed our own little private beach (pass required) and took the little ferry over to this quiet little area. The drive was only 5 to 10 minutes away. Siesta Key beach is beautiful - and we were just in time for the Arts and Crafts show and the Crystal Sand Sculpting Challenge on that white sandy beach - truly a joy! The drive to this beach was a little longer 30 to 45 min. Birdlife/wildlife surprisingly abound in our residential area - and at one point we had to stop the car and move a rather large turtle to the side of the road! Lots of places for good food in the area, and the historic downtown area of Venice should not be missed. Try to find Left Coast Seafood which just recently opened on 41 South, and although the wait time was long, it was not disappointing, and more affordable than most. Sharkey's on the Pier - I consider a landmark in itself - and the food was unbelievably good! Investigate the North and South Jetty's: Sit on the multiple benches and watch the boats come and go. Had a great time and everyone was very friendly in Venice.
All-in-all, a very nice stay. Our friend had some difficulties with the cable TV in his room, and had other questions along the way, but the owners were seemingly always available to speak to and we appreciated their assistance. No additional issues to speak of - just wish we could have stayed longer - hate that we came back to such cold weather and snow! Thanks for a very enjoyable stay.
We started to look for the place to stay late, just two months before our trip. My wife spent three days looking for the place that would fit all our needs. We found this beautiful house which was just perfect for our case. The price is very affordable, the house in reality looks even better than on the pictures, so we were more than satisfied with the house. The landlord was very nice to us, and we didn't have any problems at all.
The house is located at very good place, and it's very convenient to get to different places from the location. I would recommend the house to anyone, and we looking forward to come back.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay in this comfortable, charming home. Our son joined us for a few days, and we found the layout of the home perfect and the location convenient. The interior has fresh paint throughout and updated fixtures and furniture. We also enjoyed the quiet neighborhood, the hot tub, and view of the scenic lake. The beach chairs, beach towels, and cooler were helpful and enjoyed. The owners provided helpful information and responded quickly to questions. We would definitely reommend this home to others.
The home is located in a residential neighborhood. It sits on a small spring fed lake, where you can watch nature at its best. The closest grocery is 2 miles away, in the same area are drug stores, restaurants & banks (ATM Machines). Take the South Venice Ferry to a secluded beach to enjoy some relaxation at the Gulf of Mexico. White there, hunt for fossilized sharks teeth.
Downtown Venice, (West Venice Avenue) contains many nice restaurants and shops and is located about 6 miles (North) from the house.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Notes||Please contact my by email, the response time is quicker.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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