About the property
- House2700 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 - 28 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6, arrangement for 8 possible)
This is one of the most popular and rented homes in the Venice area. This direct bayfront house lies along the northern shore line of Dona Bay, in a neighborhood of multi million dollar homes. The house rests on a very large and private lot. The views and atmosphere are spectacular being just 50 feet from the water's edge. Quality and value keep this home booked year round.
There is no smoking permitted on the property, inside or outside. Pets are not accepted.
With the large private lanai and heated pool (electric heat pump) as a centerpiece and the bay front providing big water views, the views are magnificent from every room in the home! The home has a private fishing/boat dock. The home is wonderfully decorated and is equipped with everything. This 1994 home features three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a formal and casual dining area, large family room (with a new hi def 52' flat panel LCD TV and DVD/DVR), formal living room, a large kitchen, laundry room and garage. All rooms are oversized, with the home boasting over 2700 sf under air. The king and queen bed are new, quality, 14" memory foam mattresses with luxury toppers and mattress pads, and fine linens and comforters.
Enjoy boating, fishing or crabbing on your private dock. Boats and trailers may be accepted with additional fee for docking. Be sure to mention boat or trailer needs when inquiring. Provide boat size, make, outboard, or I/O, and depth needed. The boat lift IS NOT available for use without a significant deposit and/or fee.
With the split plan and two living areas, the home is spacious and comfortable. The three bedrooms sleep six, but with special arrangements can accommodate up to eight. Please inquire for special arrangement information for more than six guests.
Our guest reviews say it all. Please take the time to read our many five star reviews.
Many beaches nearby. Venice and Nokomis beach 1.5 miles away and Siesta Beach about 20 minute drive. Enjoy boating, fishing or crabbing on your private dock.
Online booking and payment confirms and acknowledges the guests have read and agree to all the term and conditions in the rental agreement. If you cannot find this on the website, please contact the owner for a copy to be emailed or faxed to you.
Keywords: Luxury Private House / Villa
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
I love the Venice / Sarasota area and all that it has to offer. We reside next door so you will always rest assured your vacation home will be in top notch condition. I take great pride in offering the finest vacation home in the area.
Bryan purchased this House in 2005
Why Bryan chose Laurel
Location, amazing bayfront views, private pool and boat dock, privacy from neighbors, large house with fantastic floor plan, large rooms, quality furniture, decor, and bedding.
What makes this House unique
Bayfront with private boat / fishing dock. Amazing waterfront views.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Breathtaking home and view
The moment you walk in you are greeted by a beautifI’ll of Dona Bay. The house is more beautiful than the photo#
Perfect location to relax and enjoy Florida
We enjoyed our 3 night stay at Bayfront. Perfect location for fishing, beaches and restaurants. Bryan was great! Every light switch was labeled which was really helpful. Little things like that all through the house. Pool was great! Toys, bikes and beach toys all provided. Huge garage that easily swallowed our rental Yukon XL. Hope to visit again! Venice is a cute town near by and there are tons of restaurants bars as close as 5 minutes.
What can I say about this property and Brian. We spent 5 glorious days relaxing, playing in the pool, fishing off the dock and relaxing. The home is conveniently located close to grocery stores (3 min drive or 10 min walk), shopping (15 min. drive) and a few restaurants within walking distance.
The home comes equipped with everything you'll need for your stay (pool toys, bait bucket-bring your fishing poles, bikes, beach toys). We spent a majority of the time in the pool, on the patio watching the neighboring boats go by and enjoying the views. The pool is plenty big for kids and adults to enjoy there time. The furniture in both living rooms was comfortable and allowed us both an adult space and kids space. The beds were probably the best vacation rental home beds I have ever slept in. The house is extremely clean and shows little signs of its true age. Instructions for just about anything are clear throughout the house.
Brian, the owner, was wonderful. He clearly takes pride in his rental home. It was nice to have him close if we had questions but he certainly respected our family time and was not intrusive at all. We appreciated the communication before and during our stay.
My children wanted to add they appreciated the wifi. It was accessible from all points in the home inside and out.
Thank you for our wonderful stay and this home should certainly be at the top of your list!
Great Vacation Home Rental
This property was every bit as nice as depicted in the photos. It was clean, well maintained and had everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. It easily accommodated our family of six. We had fun fishing from the dock, swimming in the pool and just walking through the quiet neighborhood where it's located. There are numerous restaurants, shops and public beaches nearby.
Best place we've stayed at in the area
My family visits the venice area every year and this is by far the best place we've stayed. The location is central to everything and there's amazing views from almost every room. The boat dock is great for fishing,we ate fresh fish and blue crabs every day caught right off of the dock. I usually don't feel at home on vacation but from the first night I felt comfortable and at home here and the time went by to fast. The house has everything you need for plenty of people. There were 7 of us and the house is so big you never feel crowded. Will definitely be are place to stay from here on out. The owner Bryan is very friendly and easy to work with and lives next door if there was ever an issue but I doubt there would be because the house is very well maintained. If you're looking for a great place to stay with even better views don't hesitate to stay here you won't be disappointed.
The BEST Rental
We have been renting this lovely home for 6 years for the winter season...we are the folks with "right of first refusal" that have been blocking anyone else from enjoying its benefits and location. Due to our prolonged and so enjoyable stays here, we now have bought our own home and won't be renting any more. And believe me, we would have bought this home if we could have afforded it...Bryan isn't kidding when he speaks of million dollar homes. We will truly miss living right on Dona Bay. The location is close to everything, the lot is huge and offers privacy and yet you have the ever-changing panorama of the sky, the water and its denizens. The other reviews below (including some of our past ones) will give you all the details of why this is the best place to rent whether you're a large group or a couple and they are all true. We just simply wish our "winter home" a fond farewell with thanks to Bryan and to urge others to enjoy what we did for six wonderful years!
Located about 1.5 miles from both Venice Beach and Nokomis Beach. Only 10 miles to Sarasota and 60 miles to Tampa and 120 miles to Orlando. Make a side trip to Busch Gardens, Tampa and of course, Disney in Orlando. Or just relax at our fine beaches, play golf and tennis year round, many fine restaurants and local activities.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please check availability calendar. Holidays may be peak season rate. If desiring to bring a pet, please give breed, and weight of animal(s). We do not accept all pets and reserve the right to refuse reservation at our discretion based on pet's breed and size. Pet fee is charged for each pet if more than one is accepted. Between June 03 and August 26, weekly rentals of Saturday to Saturday are accepted. Other stay options may be considered. Less than weekly stays may be available upon request. Just ask. Current years guests have first option to return the next year. Therefore, we do not accept reservations more than eleven months in advance. If bringing a boat, there will be additional docking fees. The boat lift IS NOT available for use (unless large deposit and/or fee is paid).