Destination guide

A serene scene of calm beaches on Florida's Gulf Coast

The world's got a few good Venices, and you'll find this particular Venetian gem on Florida's Gulf Coast. With miles of powdery sand beaches and coral reefs, Venice Beach is a quiet treasure. There are also the rocky shores of Caspersen Beach, where you're sure to spot some shark teeth that collect in the area's calm waters. Venice vacation rentals are in a small city with an older population, so it's calm and peaceful vibes all the way to the beach. If you head inland, you'll find intracoastal walking and biking trails and lots of green spaces like Centennial Park.

Activities

Find your beach in the shark's tooth capital of the world

You'll see why Venice is the Shark's Tooth Capital of the World if you attend the Shark's Tooth Festival in April, or hunt for teeth on the beaches. Rest-assured these teeth are not connected to any live sharks; in fact, it's pretty rare to spot one here. Also in April is the Suncoast BBQ and Bluegrass Bash, a food-and-music delight at Venice Airport Festival Grounds. Don't forget to down some delicious coastal cuisine, like succulent stone crabs. And while you want to avoid any live gators, you can try some gator hush puppies with your fried fish and cold beer.

Weather

Some like it hot, especially in the winter

The heat is on in this humid climate, with summer highs in the 90s. Venice has a lot of "snowbirds," the nickname for all those northern folks who hit the subtropics to escape the ice. And understandably so, as temperatures in the winter months are comfortably in the 60s. During your stay at your Venice vacation rental, you're most likely to see rain and Florida's famous thunderstorms from June to October, and remember, that's hurricane season, too. You'll love swimming in the warm gulf waters, but keep in mind that water temps dip down to the mid 60s in winter.

Natural features

Lots of nature to explore, in the water and off the shore

This is the Gulf side of Florida, where the salty water is warm and calm. It's perfect for exploring marine life at the coral reef off Venice Beach. The rocky shores of Caspersen Beach are a treasure cove of shells and shark's teeth that have collected here for centuries. Oscar Scherer State Park has many trails to traverse while you watch for wildlife, like scrub jays, frogs, and tortoises. Florida is famous for its wetlands and swamps, which have some seriously cool rare birds and plants. And remember, always keep an eye out for alligators.

Transport

How to get to and around Venice

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 21 mi (33.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), which is 30.3 mi (48.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Venice?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,042 vacation rentals near Venice. From 1,542 Houses to 916 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Venice for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Venice?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Venice:

  • Golden Beach: 100 vacation rentals
  • Gran Paradiso: 49 vacation rentals
  • Venice Groves: 54 vacation rentals
  • IslandWalk at the West Villages: 18 vacation rentals
  • Venetian Falls: 15 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Venice?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Venice. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sarasota National Golf Course: 3,918 vacation rentals
  • Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club: 5,225 vacation rentals
  • Myakka State Forest: 2,588 vacation rentals
  • Fox Lea Farm: 5,216 vacation rentals
  • Brohard Paw Park: 5,107 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Venice listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Venice?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,542 Houses in Venice. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Venice include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 916 rentals available
  • Villas: 338 rentals available
  • Cottages: 127 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Venice?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,089 vacation rentals with pool available in Venice. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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