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N. L. Eaton

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Nokomis Historic 2/1 Bungalow Near Beach, Legacy Bicycle Trail, Downtown Venice

12 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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Overview

Nokomis House Rental Photos and Description

Two Bedrooms (one queen, one full), 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Casa Coquina is a charming 2/1 vintage bungalow in the Nokomis historic district just 1.5 miles to pristine Nokomis Beach and steps from nature preserves and parks for kayaking, biking, picnicking and more. Fully updated, restored and decorated with vintage tropical touches, the house was featured on HGTV in 2005. One bedroom has a queen bed, the other a full-sized bed, both equipped with comfy cotton quilts and linens. Enjoy breakfast on your balcony deck overlooking a beautiful fenced and walled yard with a custom-built Tiki Hut. Hardwood floors, cypress and knotty pine walls and ceiling fans make Casa Coquina feel like a hunting or fishing lodge from years gone by. The kitchen has modern appliances: a large side-by-side fridge w/ice maker and through-the-door water and ice, dishwasher, glass topped range and lots of storage. It's open to the living room, which has comfortable sofas and a fireplace, and a separate dining/sun room with banquettes for lounging and reading. The Flamingo Bathroom even features the original pink and maroon fixtures and lots of quirky vintage flamingo artwork.

Amenities: Casa Coquina radiates character and whimsy and will definitely appeal to anyone who loves that great 1950s era of Trader Vic's and tropical tiki culture. Owned by a freelance writer, Casa Coquina's guests have included artists, writers, musicians and everyday folks who appreciate and seek out creative and interesting vacation destinations. This vintage home has been updated and restored with modern conveniences. There's plenty of water pressure and a large hot water heater, as well as a washer and dryer on the premises. Casa Coquina is on a quiet lane, and you have two off-street parking spaces. The fenced yard backs up to a 3 acre historic mansion with beautiful gardens and wall, which makes the yard especially private and lush. The home is just two blocks from US 41 and only 3 miles from I-75, making it easy to get just about anywhere.

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

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

Casa Coquina radiates character and whimsy and will definitely appeal to anyone who loves that great 1950s era of Trader Vic's and tropical Tiki Culture. Owned by a freelance writer, Casa Coquina's guests have included artists, writers, and musicians who appreciate and seek out creative and interesting vacation destinations.

What makes this house unique

Though this is a vintage home, it's been fully updated and restored with modern conveniences, including new wiring and plumbing, updated appliances, central heat/air and ceiling fans. There's plenty of water pressure and a large hot water heater, as well as a washer and dryer on the premises. Casa Coquina is on a quiet lane, and you have two off-street parking spaces. The fenced yard backs up to a 3 acre historic mansion with beautiful gardens and wall. The home is just two blocks from US 41 and only 3 miles from I-75, making it easy to get just about anywhere.

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

Nokomis Historic 2/1 Bungalow Near Beach, Legacy Bicycle Trail, Downtown Venice
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this interesting property in February 2015. My poodle enjoyed the back yard and the house was great. Nokomis is a great area, close to Venice, the beaches and several nice restaurants. The Cottage, a co-op art gallery is around the corner and has beautiful art. I even took a painting class there!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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PLEASANT, COMFORTABLE PLACE TO BE.

  • 4 of 5

CASA C IS AS DEPECTED. IT WAS CLEAN, MARVELOUS LOCATED AND A GOOD PLACE TO BE.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Personal Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific place for a relaxing vacation. Nancy has provided everything you need, just bring your clothes and the rest is there waiting for you. Even your own Tiki Hut awaits.

The lovely beach is a 5 minute drive and Captain Eddies Seafood is a 2 minute walk. It is close to everything yet a private retreat; a winning combination.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I loved having you here for your vacation. I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage so much and I hope to see you back soon.
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5

A great place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying with Nancy. You will find her to be gracious, friendly and helpful.everything is exceptionally clean and first class. This includes kitchen utensils to bedding.it is close to beaches,restaurants and theater.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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5

ABSOLUTELY GREAT RENTAL

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting with Nancy. First and foremost - she is an EXTREMELY talented, friendly and caring owner. If you don't spend time getting to know her, you have missed the opportunity to share her knowledge of the area and it's history. Nancy gives you all the privacy you need.

Everything in the house is good quality from the dishes/silverware/pans to the appliances (and to my delight a dishwasher). There were plenty of cleaning products available and several spices in the cupboard. She is sure that there is plenty of storage and hangers in the closets. The bathroom is an absolute hoot! The burgundy colored sink, toilet and tub with the pink flamingos make you smile. We had plenty of towels and washcloths and at least 3 sets of sheets for all the beds. The house was spacious and there was plenty of room at the counter and table for us and our guests. One of my favorite items was the wood carved Lazy Susan and also salad bowls. Above all, it was clean, clean, clean.

The fenced yard is an incredible area full of trees and plants. ! It has a Tiki Hut where we spent many hours enjoying the fresh air and hosting at least 4 gatherings for our friends. The deck is also a great place to sit and enjoy morning coffee and listen to the birds. The area is quiet and secure. As an added note, animals are good judges of character and our dog adores Nancy.

Another bonus was the large selection of menus from local restaurants. She takes all the guess work out of where to go for good meals. Captain Eddies is just a block away and has wonderful seafood. The bungalow is about a mile from the beach (and the doggie beach). There are great places to sit in the sun, hunt for sharks teeth and shells or just relax. There are numerous golf courses nearby. My husband did play a couple of private courses, but the public courses are reasonably priced and close. There are plenty of areas to kayak or swim. To say there are great shopping areas nearby is an understatement. Venice is simply an amazing place to go and walk around. Nancy gave us guidance on special events to attend including concerts. We were also fortunate to find a local church to attend.

The only thing wrong with our stay was having to leave. I am marking off the days until we come back. I would recommend any and all of her rentals to our friends. As with last year, I would give 10 stars for the house, and the rating for our "hostess" is off the charts.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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A Delight!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I felt at home the minute we walked into Casa Coquina. Nancy's care and attention to detail is evident everywhere you look. It has a wonderful open feel, is very clean and the kitchen has everything a person might need and then some. Having a washer and dryer at our disposal was a true convenience. We particularly enjoyed having our coffee on the back deck overlooking the home's pleasant backyard.

Nancy was a quick phone call away if we had any questions.

We had never been to Nokomis Beach before. What a gem - and just a few short minutes away! Who could ask for more?

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  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Captain Eddie's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bird Bay Executive Golf Club
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Tampa
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-75 and Laurel Rd. (Exit 195)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Captain Eddie's, Curry Creek Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Nokomis
Car: recommended

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

Other Activities: nature tours, kayaking, bike trails, boutiques

Golf: Many different golf courses within a 1- 25 mile range.

Ski: Water skiing and other water sports, including paddle boarding, kayaking and more.

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Rates & Availability

Nokomis House 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
14 night minimum stay
$725
$1,950
 
 
Fall Shoulder '16
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
14 night minimum stay
$800
$2,500
 
 
December '16 - Jan '17
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Feb - March 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Spring Shoulder 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
$700
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Dog must be <30 pounds. See rental agreement for cancellation policies. We accept U.S. checks, postal money orders, credit cards through Homeaway/VRBO. Substantial off season discounts (May-Dec) for stays of 3 months or longer, ask me for a quote. Stay six months or longer, and Florida waives your state tax! Sorry, by law we cannot rent for less than 1 week.

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Amenities

Nokomis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , small tub
  • Our adorable flamingo bath features original maroon fixtures and pink tile, plus old Florida artwork. Plush cotton bath towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Quality cotton sheets, quilts, comforters provided. Spacious cedar closets in each bedroom with shelves and cubbies for clothing storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
'Starter package' of paper products (toilet paper, napkins, paper towels). Cleaning products for kitchen and bath. Some food services available at extra cost, including healthy local cuisine, macrobiotic and vegetarian dishes. Please, no children under 12 years old, will consider one small (under 25 pound) pet for additional deposit/cleaning fee. Living area is upstairs.

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