The community of Aldea Mar (village by the sea) is ideally situated on Venice Island close to town yet far enough away for solitude and relaxation. The Aldea Mar property is unique in that the private beach is only a very short walk from the back door, the large heated swimming pool is even closer and the oversized putting green is just behind our unit. Shuffleboard is also available on site as well as a large clubhouse for scheduled activities and private parties.
Please note!!! Our unit was completely renovated in December 2014 and features top of the line appliances, granite counter tops, Italian floor tile and extensive use of travertine tile throughout the bathrooms and kitchen. Both bathrooms are brand new as is the kitchen. All cabinetry is brand new and is furniture quality. Plantation shutters were installed on every window. We also added a wine cooler. So take a peek at the pictures below and you will see the results of our summer project.
The location of our unit is perfectly situated in the middle of the community. Everything is close yet the location is very quiet and peaceful. This is a single story unit so there are no stairs to climb and you have easy access from parking in the covered carport to the unit. There are no stairs or long walks from your car to the unit, all very easy and convenient.
Our two bedroom unit will sleep 4 with plenty of room to entertain guests. Flatscreen TVs are in the bedroom and living room (HD cable) and the recently decorated living room will give you a fresh feel for the Florida gulf coast. There is a full kitchen with upgraded appliances as well as a full size washer and dryer for your use. High speed internet is available (wired or wireless). We have fishing poles, shuffleboard equip., beach chairs/towels and putters (for weekly putting events with your neighbors) for your use.
Rentals are monthly with priority to multiple month rentals during the season (Jan.-Apr). Our home is renter ready with everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
To me Florida is all about the great weather and fishing. Aldea Mar is a fantastic community and we have enjoyed making new friendships at our southern home. The beach is beautiful, uncrowded and is nice all year round. Sure does beat the crowds and the short NJ shore season. We live outside Philadelphia and would much rather take the 2 hour plane ride to paradise.
The Owner purchased this condo in 2003
Aldea Mar is a special place where renters are welcomed and owners have a bond around a very unique community. Guests describe Aldea Mar as a very special hideaway that has solitude yet is close to everything.
I have not found another location on Venice Island that offers a private beach, large heated swimming pool, shuffleboard and an oversize putting green for on site activities. The large clubhouse is always the center for group functions where renters can meet one another and form friendships. The gatherings at the gazebo for the sunsets is a must do and another way to meet your neighbors.
Our 2 months stay last year couldn't have been more perfect! This condo has magnificent skylights that greet you every morning. It is sparkling and very well maintained with high quality linens and a great washer & dryer. We really appreciated the over the top appliances, the 3 TV with cable and DVR as well as the wireless and a brand new refrig/freezer. I liked the position of the condo in the community as it was half way into the complex and away from the noise of the pool, yet had a view of the putting green. Can't wait to go back!!
Venice has everything and Aldea Mar is within walking distance of it all. I am a biker and walker and the Intercoastal bike trail is one of the most beautiful bike trails in the country. Shopping, restaurants - Venice has it all and without the congestion of other parts of Florida. We have found that day trips to many parts of Florida are possible because of central location. We are always finding new restaurants and think that the value and quality are far better here than other parts of Florida. As far as we are concerned this is Florida's "hidden secret".
We love Venice, FL. This is our 6th year returning to Venice during the Winter - our second visit to Aldea Mar. When we first rented in Aldea Mar we fell in love with this community. It has the largest outdoor heated pool of any of the other places we have rented. Even on a cool day we found the pool still warm enough to enjoy. In addition, there are many biking paths available in Venice and the surrounding towns. There are lots of local activities providing guests of all ages with something fun to do.
The pictures of this property do not begin to capture its ambiance. It is equipped with everything you might need to make your stay most enjoyable. From the moment I first contacted the owner I knew we were dealing with an owner who had pride in the property he was renting. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property that was our home away from home when the weather at home was frigid!
My husband and I spent 2 weeks at this condo from end April to early May, and combined it with a trip to Alabama to visit our daughter. How I wish we could have stayed longer - it was so hard to leave. Apart from one day of rain, the weather was ideal - just right for sunbathing and swimming at the large pool, and most days for swimming in the ocean or just collecting shells on the beach - all of which was within 3 minutes walk. I loved the private access to a mostly deserted Golden Beach - you couldn't get a better location than Aldea Mar. There were few people around at this time - mostly owners, sometimes with their children or grandchildren - so it was very quiet & peaceful; just what we needed.
The condo itself has everything you could possibly ever need and more. We really liked having the carport just next to the entrance - very convenient. It is easy to do washing, and the kitchen has everything you need for preparing meals should you wish to stay home. We usually had lunch in the condo and looked for different restaurants in the evening. We liked the Bonefish Grill, but there are so many to choose from. We had some difficulty with TV settings when we arrived, but the owner quickly resolved that for us. The rental paperwork was made simple for us, despite the fact that we were both overseas & in different countries - the owner was most accommodating.
I can only reiterate everything everyone else has said. I would totally recommend this condo and Aldea Mar. It was a completely positive experience, a wonderful break and I sincerely hope we can repeat it in the future. Enjoy!
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful November at this unit. It is well appointed with a new fridge and stove and everything you could want for cooking needs. The unit itself is very well laid out, bright and cheery with T.V.'s in the main great room and both bedrooms - although we only used the main one. We did have some electrical & telephone problems the first week; however, everything was rectified to our satisfaction.
Since we used to own a condo in the area years ago, we were familiar with the complex but I had forgotten how lush and well maintained it is. Have met and will miss our new found friends, especially the evening 'sunset' group at the gazebo.
During our vacation my husband suffered some heart problems and had to use the Venice Regional Hospital. I have nothing but praise for their concern and efficiency especially since we are Canadian and had to have all procedures pre-authorized by our insurance carrier. Hopefully, in the future, we can return to Venice and in particular this unit. Thank you, our hosts, for giving us the opportunity to rent your unit.
My wife and I rented this condo for the month of September. As first time renters, we were very selective in the location of the unit. The Aldea Mar subdivision, where this condo is located, is a prime spot for people who enjoy a quiet living area with easy access to nearby attractions and venues. The beach and pool are a couple minutes walk away, with the pier, Jetty, and downtown Venice areas just moments in a car. We found the condo very charming and excellently equipped with household items. It, along with the subdivision, private beach, pool and putting green, were all clean and well maintained. We spent our time swimming, fishing, looking for shark teeth, enjoying beautiful sunsets on the beach, and walking down the shop and restaurant lined streets of Venice. My wife even found a yoga class taught on the beach. Sarasota is about 20 miles away and provided additional activities. We were even visited by our 1 year old granddaughter and the condo nicely accommodated her and our daughter and son-in-law.
Overall, we truly enjoyed our time at this condo and would highly recommend it for people wanting to relax. We're looking forward to returning in the future!
When our original vacation plans fell through, we started looking for a place on the FL Gulf Coast. Since this was last minute planning, I didn't think we'd be able to find a place. But this property owner was more than willing to expedite the paperwork and finalize a contract with only a few days until our arrival! Everything, yes everything, was just as described and pictured. Fantastic fridge and range in the kitchen, super large washer & dryer, awesome Weber grill, nice beds & bedding, gorgeous vaulted living area, and just about anything you think you might need for your stay is already there!
The Aldea Mar complex is fantastic. Beautiful landscaping, well-kept common areas, clean and secluded. This particular unit is in a nice quiet area with covered parking right at your door (never get that in a high-rise complex!). The view out back is quite lovely (including newly refurbished putting green) and the stroll to the pool and beach is not long. The pool is large and well-maintained, with plenty of chairs and tables around the pool deck. The beach is very private and great for sittiing in the sand, shelling (including shark teeth!), and swimming. The people are very friendly and respectful, and we had fun meeting folks on the beach at sunset. We felt very safe and at home here. The owner was quick to respond to any questions or issues and was easy to contact by phone and email.
The small downtown Venice area is nearby and is a great place to shop and eat. The kids especially liked the Soda Fountain restaurant. Venice is also a great location for day trips. We visited the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, watched people fish on Sharkey's Pier, played at Caspersen Beach, Manasota Beach, and Siesta Key Beach, explored the Myakka State Park, went shelling on Sanibel Island, attended a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game and 2 Port Charlotte Stone Crabs baseball games. Did I mention that we became obsessed with finding shark teeth and other fossils? We brought home 2000 teeth and lots of other fossil pieces!! Whether you want a calm and relaxing vacation or have the need for adventure, you can do it all from here. We definitely would love to come here again!!!
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
Rates vary by season and are payable based on the schedule issued in the agreement. Full payment due 90 days prior to rental.