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Amy McDermott, Owner/Manager

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Stunning Private Pool House in Prime Venice Island location!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Venice House Rental Photos and Description

Popular Pool House, 3 Bedrooms+2 sofa sleepers, 2 full bathrooms (Sleeps 6-10).

...On a quiet street just a short 5 minute walk to spectacular Venice beaches and longer stroll to the picturesque palm tree-lined town center, our 'Villa Sorrento' vacation house offers the perfect vacation! Highly-desired Island of Venice location! We offer Saturday to Saturday weekly stay rates year-round. (no monthly rates) Saturday is our arrival/departure day due to cleaning schedule like most vacation houses in area. 1 week minimum reservations. (still good value even if you can't stay entire time)

Good news - our availability calendar is always up to date 24/7! Just enter your dates (Saturday to Saturday), click on 'Detailed Price' for a total rate quote or click on 'Book It' to reserve your vacation dates securely. It is super easy to make a reservation and we are the property owners. Feel free to email or call with any questions.

Sorry absolutely no pets. no smoking inside or out as we provide a healthy environment. Low-key, respectful vacationers only as this is nice quiet upscale beach community. No monthly/seasonal stay discounts -we are primarily a weekly vacation stay place & fill up year round with weekly guests.

Location, location, location!! Venice Island was just featured in "Coastal Living Magazine" as one of the Best Seaside Towns in the US! In a prime, quiet Venice Island setting, Villa Portofino is one of the very few legal weekly stay vacation houses in this highly desired beach town!

* Don't risk booking an "illegal weekly rental place" which can easily fall through. Be safe and choose a local leader in upscale vacation house accommodations with more than a decade experience in providing top hospitality service! We love treating our guests like family.

With its breathtaking gulf waters, tropic climate, small-town charm, friendly atmosphere and pristine environment, Venice attracts visitors from all over the world. Villa Sorrento offers a gorgeous new resort-like private heated pool in backyard showcasing multiple fountains water feature, massage therapy jets in swimout, Cancun Blue Pebbletec water color, upscale paver pool deck, Multiple colors LED pool lighting, and outdoor shower. For families with kids who can swim well as pool is close to back door. Plus large open-air paver patio area with dining set & comfortable lounge chairs. Pool-side happy hour anyone? New free-standing wicker pool-side bar set!! You will feel right at home in this attractive Villa Sorrento vacation home with 3 bedrooms (2 with king beds, & 3rd bedroom has deluxe bunk-bed set which can sleep up to 4 (twin bunk over full bunk and a twin trundle under the full bunk) - plus 2 new queen-size sofa sleepers in family room), two full bathrooms, family room with new large high-definition flatscreen LED TV, kitchen, and 'Florida Room.' Guests love to 'dine in' with our gourmet kitchen with granite counters, granite island, cherry cabinets, new stainless steel appliances. If you don't feel like cooking, the area offers top restaurants at reasonable prices & fantastic local Venice Theater. Relax in your master bedroom suite with new bed linens, walk-in closet, desk, TV, and private master bathroom with double cherry vanities and Tuscan tile shower.

Villa Sorrento will comfortably accommodate a family of 8 or up to 10 in a pinch using sofa sleepers - but it's also perfect for 2-3 couples traveling together, or as a romantic & spacious getaway for two. Most of our guests are 'repeats' we are happy to say.

This Venice Island house was recently renovated with new stucco/freshly painted exterior, over-sized ceramic tile floors, new windows, new furnishings, recessed lighting and deluxe pool area. Central AC/electric heat. Beach days are a breeze with rolling beach cart which holds the provided beach chairs, beach/pool towels, insulated beach bag/soft cooler, beach umbrella, and beach toys. Bike rental option with free delivery to house. Biking is very popular on Venice Island.

Venice Island is located in Southwest Florida, near Sarasota along the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico. Recently featured in 'Coastal Living' magazine as the 'Mediterranean Mayberry,' Venice Island offers a friendliness level and relaxed lifestyle beyond compare. We are just crazy about Venice - and consider it a 'best kept secret' in vacation destinations. Visit once & you will be hooked on it's charm

Get in shape or stay in shape on vacation with free yoga classes on the beach at end of Venice Ave. Island's public golf course with 27 holes less & affordable green fees than half mile from house. Tennis rackets available for guest use. Public Tennis courts & shuffleboard about 1 mile away. After beach or fitness time, relax at 'your beach home' with beautiful new private pool area, HDTV, growing book collection; and favorite family board games: Trivia Pursuit, Monopoly, Scrabble, Candyland, Poker, etc. Free high-speed, wireless internet access for guests who bring their laptop (or can walk to library for computer use). Please note: small island airport near-by - we have never have had any noise complaints with it because strict noise restrictions- small aircrafts only like medical flights, daylight hours (with a fantastic breakfast/lunch diner - the best omelets & cuban sandwiches in town!). Opposite is true-this is a very quiet family-friendly residential beach area - you will sleep well! Neighbors & other vacationers enjoy their peace & quiet so we seek low-key, quiet vacationers to keep everyone happy. Many of our guests return year after year as a family tradition.

Other Amenities: Tennis rackets available for guest use. Free yoga classes on the beach! Outdoor shower comes in handy post-beach. New Vanities in Both Bathrooms, One Bathroom has Bath/Shower Combination and the Other has New Large Tiled Shower with double vanities, Other amenities include a spacious backyard, walk-in closet in master suite, Free Cable TV,DVD, new deluxe patio table and chairs, Ironing Board and Iron, Rolling Beach Cart, Beach Toys, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Insulated soft cooler. No Pets - do not inquire about pets as we do not make exceptions. no smoking, no parties/events or noisy gatherings of any kind at property, guests must be 25 years old or older or staying with parents/guardians. This is for weekly stays - Saturday is our arrival & departure day-no exceptions. Low key, quiet vacationers only as year-round neighbors like their peace & quiet so we match with like-minded guests. In return you will enjoy a wonderfully relaxing quiet escape at Villa Sorrento!

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Amy McDermott, Owner/Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Amy McDermott, Owner/Manager

My husband and I met in near-by Longboat Key Florida years ago. We discovered the ultra-charming Venice Island area about ten years ago - one of the best kept secrets in vacation destinations! Now we have many guests hooked on Venice Island's unique appeal.

Amy McDermott, Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2005

Why Amy McDermott, Owner/Manager chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Location, location, location! Villa Sorrento guests can walk to the Gulf of Mexico, Fishing Pier & popular Sharky's Tiki Bar/restaurant in 5 minutes! Or guests can take a longer walk to the Historic district with charming shops, restaurants including the new very popular Daiquiri Deck restaurant & bar; tennis & shuffleboard courts, fantastic theater, parks, playgrounds; & amazing ice cream. The library, new Community Center & Art Center are all on our street and guests can drop in these great places as they head to Venice Avenue. Kids can run through the children's fountain on Venice Ave. & enjoy finding pre-historic sharks teeth for everyone in their class! Teens & guests of all ages can participate in numerous watersports with nearby rentals of SUPs, kayaks, parasailing, boats, scuba diving, etc. There is so much to do close to Villa Sorrento or you can chill out and do nothing but relax:).

What makes this house unique

Our talented interior designer has renovated this Venice Island pool house so that it is very inviting, and not like a typical rental place. We think you will feel right at home at our popular Villa Sorrento! The central Island location has been great. Our guests love how the new private pool turned out with the multiple fountains water feature, massage therapy jets in swimout, cool Cancun Blue water color. We treat our guests like family! We are proud that many guests come back each year as their family tradition. Each guests receives our frequently updated guest guide with the inside scoop on best restaurants, local activities, etc. so they can feel like a local. * Prime location! - Venice Island was just featured in "Coastal Living Magazine" as one of the Best Seaside Towns in the US! In a prime, quiet Venice Island setting, Villa Portofino is one of the very few legal weekly stay vacation houses in this highly desired beach town!

* Don't risk booking an "illegal weekly rental place" which can easily fall through. Be safe and choose a local leader in upscale vacation house accommodations with more than a decade experience in providing top hospitality service!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi McDermott's, Just want to thank you for offering us a much needed place to escape our hectic work schedule. Venice is such a cute town. Thanks for getting someone quickly out to fix the outside light! greatly appreciated. everything was great and we plan to come back again next year...with a new little family member who has yet to experience wonderful venice beaches!! Tom & Maria
Mar 2010
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
Stunning Private Pool House in Prime Venice Island location!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 32 reviews
5

Beautiful house in a beautiful town, STUNNING!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and ideally situated within a short walk to Sharkys on the Pier (must visit) and a half hour walk to Venice Main Street. My wife and I turned up with our 9 month old and everything was catered for in the house. High chair seat, 2 cots and everything in the kitchen we have in our own. Beautiful neighbourhood, quiet but close to lots of fun and activity. We were lucky enough to be in town for the Venice Sun Fiesta which takes over Main Street and is full of locals which are all so friendly. The house is ideal, we were only 3 but could have had 2 additional couples with us and would all of had space. The pool is a tranquil setting to enjoy late afternoon sun after returning from the beach. Local beaches are stunning, but I have to recommend Siesta Key (25 mins drive North) and Boca Grande (35 mins drive south). Our favourites anyway. Grocery store on your doorstep and breakfast places a plenty nearby which is our favourite.

Amy is a Highly attentive contact, quick responses during he booking and would have been readily available whilst there if needed, although wasn't as all was perfect.

Can't recommend this place high enough not only for the house and it's pool and bbq area but the area as well. We are already planning our return in 2015 but if we can we will be back next year.

Enjoy! (Well worth visiting Daquiri Deck on Main Street for food and cocktails and a great ice cream shop opposite)

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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So many amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great quiet, location. I've rented many vacation houses in my life and I can say that I've never seen so many amenties supplied by the owner! The amount of beach towels was amazing!! There were small things that made all the difference, like the hand soap that was in each bathroom. Small things like that that are usually forgotten at home. The house a beautiful. The child safety gate for the kids was great and the children LOVED the fountains in the pool. Beautiful!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great home away from home !

  • 5 of 5

Great home, Clean and well maintained, Amy was super available returned our call with in the hour. Great location convenient to everything! Short drive to Siesta Key Beach absolutely beautiful have to go to Daiquiri Deck Adult slushies'! ', GO to Manasota Key Beach and FloundersTiki bar for dinner, Live Music and games lots of fun for all ages. Right around the corner is Sharkys on the Pier, great for catching fish, watching sunsets and having dinner!. I would recommend this property again and again. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great pool

  • 4 of 5

Villa Sorrento was very clean and had all of the amenities that you would need. I loved that it had extra beach towels, chairs and an umbrella. The pool was magnificent! It was conveniently located to beaches, downtown and grocery stores. Amy was easily accessible when we had a question. She even contacted me, when we had been there a day, to see how things were going. I would like to see grab bars put in the shower and tub. It also would have been nice to know that there are a couple of steps down to the dining room and bedroom . We were concerned about our elderly mother falling. Could also use some new mattresses. Other than that, it was a great place to vacation for the week!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Family Summer Fun

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful week of biking, shelling, swimming and eating! Downtown is lovely! Amy was very helpful! House was clean and comfortable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful and close to the beach, we used the car every time although it was walking distance. Amy responded immediately when I texted her about a small issue with the pool. She also emailed a couple of days into our stay to see if everything was going well. If my family decides to vacation in Florida again I would definitely get this house again. We ate dinner at "Made in Italy" and it was delicious. My husband enjoyed the "Welcome" bottle of wine too! I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: recommended

On desirable 'Island of Venice' - short 5 minute walk to beautiful beach & longer 8/10 mile walk to scenic town center filled with unique shops & restaurants! Hunt for the pre-historic sharks teeth Venice is famous for! (shark's tooth catcher at house) Location, location, location! For a little sunset watching and live music, the home is walkable to 'lots to do' including the very popular Sharky's ocean-front restaurant/Tiki Bar for amazing sunsets; and Venice Pier for the best fishing. Gorgeous brand new private pool in backyard! We are close to the island's public golf course & tennis courts - and short drive to 5 challenging public and semi-private golf courses. Short few minute walk to the beach on sidewalk and close to the historic downtown district filled with Northern Italian architecture, charming boutiques, antique stores, ice-cream shops, and first-rate restaurants. You can also walk to the new Community Center (exercise & art classes, special events and concerts), Art Center, Library (on our street), even the Publix Grocery Store. Great day trips to Sanibel, Orlando's many theme parks - Disney World, Epcot, Seaworld, Tampa's Busch Gardens; Sarasota's many cultural attraction; Natural springs spa.

Other Activities: 'Shark's Tooth Hunting, sunset watching, beach walking, fishing, scuba diving, boating, wildlife viewing, miniature golf, health/beauty spa, ocean swimming, bike riding, surfing, antique shopping, bargain shopping, boutique shopping & casual dining, fantastic local theatre & many unique special events.

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Rates & Availability

Venice House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer-SALE!
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$674
 
 
September/October 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$674
 
 
November 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$674
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
Early December 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$674
 
 
Christmas week 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
New Year's Week
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
January 7-20, 2017 weeks
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
Jan21-mid Feb 2017
Jan 21 2017 - Feb 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
Feb18-25, 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
Feb25-March24, 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
March25-31, 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
April1-15, 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
April15-21, 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,845
 
 
mid April to mid june, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
mid June to mid Aug, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
mid Aug to October, 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$695
 

Additional information about rental rates

House/pool cleaning Fee $139 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Good news! Even though this is NOT our fee & we don't agree with the fee - we have reduced ALL rates to more than cover this website's new booking fee! Saturday to Saturday stays only. (mainly weekly stay place-no monthly discounts. 1 week minimum stay. Full payment needed to reserve dates. credit cards accepted. reservations are non-refundable like most houses. we suggest trip insurance from www.insuremytrip.com or www.travelguard.com at reasonable rates to fully cover your trip. check in: 3 pm check out by 10 am. Click on "detailed quote" to get final rate quote & click on "Book it Now" to reserve dates securely with any credit card. Be sure to enter Saturday to Saturday stays. no pets/no smoking inside or out/no student groups. 25+ or staying with parents. Low-key, respectful vacationers only as this is nice, quiet, upscale beach community- you will sleep well. We are the property owners and we have more than a decade of vacation rental experience so you will be well taken care of. We have many happy repeat guests.

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Amenities

Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly renovated!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath has double sinks & Tuscan tiled shower
  • Two full bathrooms. Both full bathrooms were recently renovated - new vanities, fixtures, tile flooring - the works! Plus outdoor shower near pool area
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , designer linens!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Deluxe bunkbed set sleeps up to 4- twin over full over twin
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , new mattresses! Walk in closet!
  • * King Bed (2) : Two of the three bedrooms have king beds! The 2 king bedrooms are located on both ends of the house making this a great place for couples/families to share or lots of space for one couple/family! New designer bed linens. The master bedroom has a walk-in-closet, desk and high speed internet access throughout house for guests who bring laptops. * New deluxe bunk-bed set! - twin over full over twin trundle - sleeps up to 4 - in the third bedroom. Good-sized closet and plenty of dresser drawer space for storage. Cable TV in all bedrooms & family room. * Convertible Bed (2) : - 2 queen size sofa sleepers in family room Beach toys & boogie boards. Basket of books, magazines, popular board games. Dressers and plenty of closet space in all bedrooms. New large high definition LED flat screen TV. Guests often comment on the decor & many guests return each year!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bikes/Kayaks/SUPs/Boats/Jet skis/watersports etc. available to rent central AC & heat. - beautiful new backyard private pool! * full size washer/dryer * Linens Provided: New designer bed linens provided. 300+ thread count sheets for comfortable night sleep! Fluffy white bath towels provided. Beach towels provided. * Off Street Parking: place to park up to 3 cars in private driveway (free parking). * Cable/Satellite TV: New large high definition HDTV LED in family room. TV in each of the three bedrooms. * Deck/Patio: New deluxe patio furniture in spacious backyard! * beautiful Florida Room with French Doors and plenty of windows overlooking private pool & backyard! WiFi (Wireless Internet): FREE high speed wireless internet access for guests who bring laptops. Or can walk to library if you want to use their computers.

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