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N. L. Eaton

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Historic 1/1 Cottage near Nokomis Beach, Legacy Bike Trail, Downtown Venice

16 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Queen bed, 1 bath w/tub-shower; Sleeps 2

Charming and Cozy 1/1 Nokomis Historic District Cottage on a quiet lane 1.8 miles from beautiful Nokomis Beach and old-fashioned downtown Venice. Decorated with stylish and comfy 'old Florida' furnishings, you get vintage ambiance with modern conveniences, including a full-sized kitchen, spacious bedroom with queen bed, and a gorgeous Mexican tile full bath. The living room has a 32' HTDV with DVD. Enjoy Wi-Fi access inside or out on the sunny brick patio, towered over by royal palm trees and surrounded by a colorful and whimsical tropical garden. The covered outdoor kitchen and gas grill make it perfect for al fresco dining. Walk to nature preserves, watch ospreys, hawks and eagles soar overhead. Bring your kayak and launch it two blocks away at Nokomis Park, also a trailhead for the Legacy Bike Trail.

Casa Nokomis Amenities: The spacious bedroom has a pillow-top Queen-sized bed with 100% cotton linens, and an antique desk for writing postcards home. The living room features a 32' Flat Screen TV, DVD player, Rattan Tiki Bar. The full kitchen has side-by-side stainless steel fridge, granite countertops, a glass-topped GE Profile electric range, microwave and every accessory you'd need for gourmet cooking. High efficiency central a/c and heat, ceiling fans, hand-scraped fossilized bamboo flooring throughout with tile floor in the bath. This is a non-smoking, no-pet environment.

Great Location Near Beaches, Historic Venice: This getaway Bungalow is in a great location within walking distance of four antiques shops, four restaurants and a fresh fish market. It's easy biking distance to Nokomis or Venice Beaches, and quaint Historic downtown Venice for shopping the old-fashioned way. Just 2 blocks from the Nokomis Center traihead at Sarasota Legacy Bike Trail, across the street from a Nature Preserve on the water, two blocks from Nokomis Community Park, with Tennis, Fishing, educational classes and more. Easy access to US 41 and I-75 for day trips.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
N. L. Eaton (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About N. L. Eaton

I am a semi-retired freelance non-fiction writer, author, guitar and ukulele player, and a big fan of 'Old Florida' experiences and decor. My family and I have owned property in Sarasota County since 1950 and I have lived here in Nokomis year 'round for 18 years.

As an avid historic preservationist and lover of vintage style and culture, I enjoy sharing my experiences and love for 'Old Florida' ambience and local nature and history with my guests, and their enjoyment of my cottages and the area is so rewarding to me.

N. L. Eaton purchased this cottage in 1997

Why N. L. Eaton chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Casa Nokomis is in a charming historic district location with an atmosphere like none other in the area. Thoughtfully furnished and equipped to make your vacation comfortable and character-filled! It's in a fantastic location, within walking distance of antiques shops and restaurants and just a mile from beautiful Nokomis Beach and downtown Venice. You get 'Old Florida' ambience and a relaxing atmosphere.

Accommodations on the island of Venice can be costly and they sell out quickly. It's crowded in high season and Venice landlords can only rent by the month at a minimum. However here at Floridaloha, you can rent by the week or more and get to the island quickly and easily for shopping and dining, yet not have to drive through it to get to points north or south, or get to the Interstate to drive to other parts of the state. Nokomis is a gem, find out for yourself!

What makes this cottage unique

Authentic vintage Florida cottage style, but with modern conveniences and lovely parklike surroundings. A low-allergen environment for those sensitive to pets. A place that will make you smile and will leave you with wonderful memories.

Plus, a ukulele to play during your stay, and a free lesson if you would like one!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous en sommes à notre troisième séjour à cet endroit à Nokomis.

Les logements sont très bien équipés, rien ne manque, confortable,

agréablement décorées. Nous apprécions la proximité de la charmante

propriétaire toujours prête à nous venir en aide. Près de toutes les

facilités, nous aimons énormément ce site. Nous apprécions l'environnement tranquille et sécuritaire, les nombreuses pistes cyclables à proximité, les plages faciles d'accès, les couchés de soleil fantastique sur le golf, le milieu culture de Sarasota à moins de 30 minutes.
Jan 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

Historic 1/1 Cottage near Nokomis Beach, Legacy Bike Trail, Downtown Venice
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
5

Attractive and comfortable accommodation with a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at Casa Nokomis. Nancy has made sure that all of the basics are covered – comfortable bed, excellent bathroom, well appointed kitchen – but she has provided special touches that make the accommodation cozy and inviting. The garden, barbecue and patio area are unique. The location was perfect for us. Downtown Venice with its shops and restaurants is an easy drive and Nokomis Beach with lovely sand and great shelling is just as close. We ate at three restaurants which are just a few minutes walking time from the house. The neighbourhood is very quiet and there are residential streets for walking in every direction. For cyclists, access to the Heritage Trail is a couple of minutes away. Want to watch a sunset? Drive to Nokomis Beach or, better still, walk to the Legacy Trail bridge over Roberts Bay or take a short drive and then walk to the Heritage Trail bridge over Dona Bay. Come and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were such lovely guests and I'm so glad you enjoyed everything about the cottage and the area! I am thrilled you've decided to come back again next year. Until then, much aloha to you!
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5

Cads Nokomis

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I entered the door I felt "at home". Loved the decor. Continued to find new art in home every time I looked around. Owner was very hospitable ... she gets a 10! Temperature was perfect. Just bring your suitcase and toothbrush as all is provided. Unbelievable! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A delight having you visit! Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you'll come back for a future vacation.
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Canton, Ohio
5

Fabulous Find

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to have spent a week in March at this wonderful cottage. Absolutely spotless and close to everything. Nancy is wonderful and very helpful. Do not pass up the opportunity to stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was delightful to have you here! Thank you for your kind words and I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please come back soon!
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5

Heaven in Florida thanks for a great vacation Bill

  • 5 of 5

Cute , lovely, quaint, like a Bogart movie , wonderful, clean, close to everything I could go on for pages. I rate as one of the best experiences I've ever had for a small sum of money.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, such a lovely thing to say! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

sometimes no need for air-conditioning. Beaches only 2 miles away. Restaurant always have specials; golfing at Venice Lake near airport-$16.00 after noon for golf and cart. October and November are great months to vacation in Fl. The water is still warm and not usually crowded. January and February - no snow but the water is too cold. March is too crowded. Route 41 is a traffic nightmare; restaurants overcrowded, and the beach forget it. If you want a parking spot-get there before 9 am. I have been there in March-got a tan and a headache. Nancy has great properties and October-November are great times to relax. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review, Jerry! You were a wonderful guest. You do describe so well the benefits of being here in October and November. The roads do get crowded now during season but it's a lot better than most other places in Florida, far better than in Sarasota! I look forward to seeing you again in the future as I know you've already booked a return visit!
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5

Great lodging, location, host, Great time

  • 5 of 5

UNFORTUNATELY, I must agree with all of the reviews of this property. Why did I use the word UNFORTUNATELY? Because I don't want any of you snowbirds infringing on my vacation weeks. This in my utopia; my piece of Eden. But, seriously, all of the reviews could not be more accurate about the host, the accommodations, and the location.

I have been vacationing in Nokomis since 2009. I missed 2013 because of work and some minor health related issues. I have stayed with family and friends but like the saying goes: Friends and family sink after three days...throw them out!!!! So this year,in February and knowing that my employment allowed me to vacation in October of 2014, I went on line for studio apartments in Nokomis, Fl for October and lo and behold, the yellow Historic Cottage in Nokomis popped up. Over the years, I have passed this cottage 100 times; my brother lives 1/2 mile away. I contacted Nancy by e-mail and we spoke on the telephone. Subsequently, I e-mailed her by travel dates and I will able to reserve another piece of property listed under Floridaloha.com. The rented the Historic Casa Nokomis. The pictures are more than accurate but in person, the details of this property are astonishing. Several minutes prior to my arrival, I contacted Nancy. She greeted me in the driveway; we walked thru a patio area surrounded by flowers and plants; and I was at my front door in less than fifty feet. The patio was bricked and I saw a glass table with chairs, and an umbrella with LED lights. Nearby I saw a gas grill; Nancy told me that they were available anytime-day or night. I did make use of them. I entered my accommodations;I can not say anything more than what the other reviews have mentions. After settling in, I checked the kitchen- unbelievable- every drawer contained a treasure. Even extra paper towels. The bathroom was large and the closet in the bedroom had a stack of towels and wash clothes as high as a NY skyscraper. Enough about the lodging. Lets talk location and weather. I live in Rhode Island. I don't go to the beach during June, July, or August. Too crowded-traffic back-ups-paying for parking. I go in September. The weather is still in the upper 70's and sometimes into the 80's. No crowds, the boom boxes blaring, no fees for parking. Just warm water and quiet times for reading and tanning. And that's why I go to Nokomis in October and sometimes even into November. The weather is great-mid 80's, no humidity, to be continued

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Captain Eddie's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bird Bay Executive Golf and many others close by
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Evergreen Cafe, Curry Creek Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.8 Miles
Nokomis
Car: necessary

Nature, walks, hikes, biking, bikes, kayaking, fishing, beachcombing, walking, music, drum circle, ukulele, beaches, antiques, antiquing, shopping, boutiques, restaurants, tropical landscape, creeks, bay, river, key, gulf, water, ocean, dining, outdoor dining, quiet, old Florida, parks, tennis, golf, classes, farmers markets, thrift stores, tiki bar, tiki, Floridaloha, cycling, cabin, paddle boarding, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba, diving, sailing, charters, al fresco, ecotourism, concerts, theater, river, alligators, birds, birdwatching, butterfly garden, clean, fossil hunting, geocaching, relaxing, bungalow, cottage, retreat

Other Activities: music/concerts, theater, kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Nokomis Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$695
$1,600
 
 
Fall Shoulder '16
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$725
$2,250
 
 
Dec 2016 - January 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$800
$2,500
 
 
February & March '17
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
14 night minimum stay
$800
$3,200
 
 
April & May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$750
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

Now taking waiting list for 2016. One month = 28 days. No pets. See rental agreement for cancellation policies. We accept U.S. checks, postal money orders, credit cards through Homeaway. Substantial off season discounts (May-Dec) for stays of 3 months or more, ask for a quote. Stay six months or more and Florida waives your state tax. By law we cannot rent for less than 1 week.

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautiful bathroom has tile floor, a full size tub/shower combo, lots of instant hot water, a colorful Mexican Talavera sink and a shower enclosure featuring Talavera and a hand-painted Mexican tile mural of a parrot.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Spacious bedroom has a queen pillow-top bed, full closet, tallboy dresser, ceiling fan, Hunter HEPA air cleaner, bookcase with books and a small writing desk. There is a sofa in the living room that can be used as a single bed. All bedding is 100% cotton, no down. Mattress, box springs and pillows encased in 100% dust mite-preventive zippered casings. All bedding cleaned in hot water and Arm & Hammer Sensitive Skin detergent between guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Low-allergen environment.

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