|Minimum Stay||14 - 28 nights|
Stunning riverside villa with private dock, heated pool, lanai, 2100 sq feet of air-con. Verizon FIOS HDTV, high speed internet, free phone calls within USA and Canada. The street is quiet and safe (no thro-traffic). Recently re-modeled to a very high standard with everything that you could need. Landscaped garden and beautiful views over a nature reserve and salt water creek. Boat access to the Gulf from the private dock. Only a few minutes from many golf courses and the white sandy Gulf Coast beaches. The cathedral ceilings make it bright and open. It has a well-appointed modern kitchen. The large master bedroom with its fabulous en suite bathroom and tray ceiling has direct access to the pool area and is placed on the opposite side of the house to the other bedrooms, which gives peace, quiet and privacy. The pool has a removable safety fence. See www.rodmct.gmxhome.de for more information about Venice and lots more photos of our piece of paradise..
Fishing and Boating Paradise!: You can enjoy the luxury of fishing and boating from your own private dock in the back garden. The community boat dock and ramp is 200 meters from the front door. This allows you access from the doorstep to the deep sea fishing and all other boating pleasures of the Gulf within 15 minutes ( at idle boat speed) .
Thrill and bargain seekers!: For the thrill seeker Busch Gardens, Tampa is less than hour's drive away with the full selection of parks at Orlando (4 Disney Parks, Sea World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, 4 Water Parks, the opportunity to swim with dolphins, night clubs etc.) just one and a half hours away .
The shopaholics are also well catered for with Designer Outlet Malls at Ellenton 25 minutes away and the designer shops at the St Armand's Circle even closer.
Flying and biking fans !: Venice Municipal Airport is less that 10 minutes away, offering rental and instruction possibilities for private pilots. The airport's central position on the Gulf Coast makes this a wonderful base to explore Florida and the Bahamas by small plane with countless airfields to visit, most of which will gladly provide a courtesy car for a couple of hours at no cost!
The Gulf Coast has a well developed network of bike paths for cycling enthusiasts. In particular you have direct access to the Legacy Trail (a converted railway line) just round the corner in Laurel Road which then takes you directly to the Oscar Scherer State Park in a few minutes by bicycle.
June and I cannot spend as much time in our piece of paradise as we would like so it is available to rent. We speak English and German.
Rod & June MCTAGGART purchased this villa in 2004
We are hobby pilots and have flown in many parts of the world including most of the USA. When we first visited Venice we fell in love with it and decided to buy a place there.
Venice offers the perfect compromise with fabulous beaches and the relaxed living style of the Gulf Coast while still being in easy reach of the entertainment in Orlando and Tampa and everything they have to offer. Unlike some areas on the Gulf Coast there is easy access to all of your shopping needs but the house is located in its own little piece of paradise as the pictures show!
We had such a wonderful time in your beautiful house this year that we are immediately booking January AND February 2008. Thanks again! Beryl and King Whitney. New Fairfield. CT 06812 USA
Hello Rod and June! We're finally home and getting settled. We had THE
BEST time in Florida. The house was just perfect. Loved it and look
forward to going back again next year. We left a very lengthy letter in your guest book. So
you can read it when you are down for your holiday. Hope your weather is as
good as it was for us! Bruce will be happy to hear about you adding internet access!!
Many thanks again for sharing your wonderful vacation home. We can't think
of another thing to improve it. It's just perfect. Loved the privacy and
the view. Our best to you! Bruce and Michaele. Brewster, MA 02631 USA
The property was every bit as good as the description and photos on the web site and was very clean and comfortable.
Access to local area beaches was very good and there were several good restaurants not far away particularly the Crows Nest at Venice Jetty where we also saw dolphins and manattee most evenings. We even saw a manattee swimming down the creek at the bottom of the garden!
Boat hire was available from Nokomis at the boatyard on the Intracoastal waterway.
We have been to Florida 11 times and this was easily the best house we have ever rented and we will be back one day.
Very nice clean home with nice updates and well-maintained, great pool, very beautiful backyard and creek area with lots of wildlife, fishing off the dock area or at a park just a couple hundred yards away. Very convenient to downtown Venice and beaches. Only 3 minutes drive to Calusa Lakes and Mission Valley Golf Clubs-very nice clubs that allow the public to play. Very handy and newer Publix grocery store 2-3 minutes away. Sarasota also has a Costco and WalMart only 20 minutes away. I-75 is only a couple minutes away and easily accessible for day trips to Sarasota, Tampa, among others. Ringling Bros. Museum and home is very interesting and a must see at Sarasota.
Casey Key Fish House, Fin's at Sharky's, Cafe Venice were some of our favorite restaurants. Don't miss the food stand at the north jetty that has great burritos after a morning walk on Nokomis Beach.
Rod and June were fantastic to work with and we would recommend this home to couples and families looking for a very nice vacation experience.
Denny, Susie, Ron, Jo
Accommodation was excellent in a quiet neighbourhood .I enjoyed cooking on the BBQ by the pool as well as dining out at the many local restaurants. The pool was secluded allowing for a relaxing morning swim before breakfast as well as an evening dip. Venice is a pleasant town within cycling distance with a great ice cream parlour and interesting shopping. The beach is nearby and lots to do in the surrounding area. Great holiday .
This property is amazingly well equipped, organised, clean and spacious. Good instructions for all the equipment and how to reach the house. The pool and BBQ area we used all the time for breakfast and evening meals. Watching the passing wildlife was terrific. Being from Scotland every thing was different. I loved the raccoon family and the different birds.
There are lots of cycle tracks round about the property to use the bikes provided and you can get down to the beach, too far to walk.
Lots to do round about. Venice is a nice little town with a great icecream shop! I especially enjoyed the Salvador Dali Art Gallery in St Petersburg.
Thank you so much of letting us use your wonderful home - we had such a great holiday and the bikes, fishing rods and beach gear were all well used and were fab! We did a 1 day kayaking session down at stump pass with Easy Kayaking, which was beautiful, a day trip to myaka, day trip to st petersburg to see the new dali museum on the waterfront (fab building and great art collection) and numerous jaunts in and around venice to various beaches - all pristine. Casey key fish was a favourite restaurant and the margarita on the beach at it's tiki hut was memorable!
You are very lucky to have such a great holiday home in a very pretty setting. All in all we had a fantastic time - thank you once again.
Rod and June's gorgeous house is in a fantastic location. Very close to the classic floridian attractions - beaches and shopping malls - but also very tranquil with serene views over the creek. No need to go visit wildlife parks - you can watch the wildlife from pool-side. We found there was something in the area for everyone. We enjoyed the shopping and a visit to the Busch Gardens themepark but were also amazed by the beautiful historic John Ringling Mansion and art gallery in nearby Sarasota. Plan a long trip because there is a lot to see and do - although you may find it difficult to drag yourself away from your holiday home - it's so comfortable!
See www.rodmct.gmxhome.de for a link to our own web site for a fully functional version of the Google Map of the house, with Birds Eye photo views from North, South East and West, Street Views, Satellite Views, directions etc.
The house is located on the Gulf Coast, 1 hour from both Tampa and Fort Myers airports and less than 2 hours from the theme parks in Orlando (4 Disney Parks, Sea World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, 4 Water Parks, the opportunity to swim with dolphins, night clubs etc.) The area offers everything imaginable for the discerning holiday maker from white sandy, award winning, beaches to art galleries, theaters, excellent restaurants, nature reserves, wildlife, and outdoor sports. All of this can be enjoyed in the sunshine with average 75° temperatures. What ever your pleasure, golf, tennis, sailing, boating, fishing, shopping, or eating - the Gulf Coast is a must and Venice is the ideal base for your holiday.
Other Activities: Venice airport is five minutes away for all types of flying activities
Golf: There are two sets of ladies golf clubs available at the house and Calusa Lakes Golf Course is only 3 minutes away! Florida's Gulf Coast is a golfer's dream. Within the greater Sarasota area there are 44 golf courses all beautifully presented with stunning water and sand features. In the immediate Venice area there are 6 excellent golf courses.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
$100 electricity is included in the rent per month.(i.e. $50 for 2 weeks)
i.e. Normal aircon costs are included and you only pay for pool heating (typically $5 a day) if you use it.
Any excess electricity and a fixed charge of $125 for normal cleaning at the end of each rental is deducted from the deposit.
Two week minimum booking. Arrival after 16:00pm and departure before 10:00am.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.