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Ibis Paradise - Great Vacation condo! Quiet & comfortable - Outstanding Reviews

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo-ground floor, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4-6 w/lake, sun & golf course view

We've enjoyed visiting Venice for many years and decided to purchase a beautiful golf course condo. The area offers a great mix of city amenities, including the Venice Theater, a YMCA, access to excellent healthcare, while providing a relaxing feel of a small beach resort town. Venice has great shopping, excellent seafood restaurants and top notch recreation facilities. Our condo is located in the meticulously landscaped Plantation Golf & Country Club community. Many more high quality and affordable golf courses are nearby.

Our west facing lanai and patio provides a wide vista that overlooks a small lake on the Bobcat course. It's a fantastic place to watch a variety of tropical birds (and play 'find the alligator') over breakfast or anytime. The nature opportunities of the local State Parks and bird aviary are incredible and the beaches are World Class. One of our favorite activities is walking the beach, soaking up the sunshine as the gulf breeze and sea sounds sweep over us. Yes, we are a little shark's tooth crazy. We've even had some fantastic luck hunting for them at night by flashlight!

We live in Ohio and work full time hoping that some year in the future, we will be able to retire to our 'Ibis Paradise'. Because we expect to live there, we decided to incorporate high quality materials in the condo's renovation project. You'll find granite sink tops (dual sinks in the master), new raised vanities, all new faucets, new quiet and effective bathroom fans, increased lighting, new high quality shower doors and a beautiful new walk-in tiled shower in the master bathroom. We even purchased the taller, more comfortable, toilets for each bath. Other improvements include new high quality wall-to-wall carpeting in both bedrooms, new vertical blinds and new paint on the walls and ceilings. Even the air conditioning unit, hot water heater and dishwasher are new.

Some other activities we look forward to are going to Sharky's Pier for dinner, live music and a drink. Or a short drive to Nokomis Groves for a cone of their famous orange ice cream, yum yum! But the best part about our Venice home is that we don't have to go anywhere to experience the amazing sunsets that unravel each evening. At cocktail hour, we can lift our glasses to toast the setting, burnt orange, sun as we dine on our own lanai.

We invite you to our Florida home to experience our little piece of heaven.

Keywords: ground floor, remodeled, golf course, Plantation, lake view, sunsets, bird watching, golf course view, 1st floor, lanai, porch, 2 bedrooms, covered parking, nonsmoking

More Details

Owner
Mike
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Mike

This year will be our 36th wedding anniversary. Hoping for another 30+. We enjoy family (including our 3 granddaughters), travel, golf and walking the gulf beaches. Ever heard of geocaching? As we search for our next cache, we are outdoors and seeing unique sites and terrain, discovering Venice's history and experiencing southwest Florida's flora and fauna.

Mike purchased this condo in 2011

Why Mike chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We've had family members living in the Venice gulf coast area for 50+ years. Our Florida vacations with the children growing up were great, no matter the time of year. Each season has its treasures that make it unique. Warm Gulf waters for swimming, Manatee viewing, baby sea turtles hatching, river canoeing, orange harvest season and kite flying!! Very relaxing.... After viewing tons of locations in Venice, we were thrilled with this first floor condo because of its beautiful westward view and the spacious, uncrowded feeling we have away from our neighbors.

What makes this condo unique

The Plantation is a highly maintained golf resort community that is lush with tropical plants, flowers and mature trees. The environment attracts a wonderful variety of colorful birds for viewing. Many of our sidewalk and parking areas are shaded for comfortable walks or leisurely bike riding. No traffic issues here-even in high season. We selected our ground floor condo because of the wonderful lanai and patio view of the lake and golf course and its peaceful, quiet location. We welcome you to come and share our vacation home we call "Ibis Paradise".

Map

Gulfview Grill
"Our family has visited several times for lunch and we have been pleased with the food, servi..."
Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club
"499 Derbyshire Dr, 27 Holes Beautiful. 941-496-9463 Exceptional course and normally excell..."
Caspersen Beach
"Lovely beaching, more natural setting. Large rocks sprinkled among the sand beach are featu..."
Manasota Beach
"Public enjoyment! New bath house and a concrete patio of shade away from the sand for a picn..."
Sharky's On The Pier
"Enjoy seafood, dancing and live music. Plus fishing on pier too. 1600 Harbor Dr S. call 94..."
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton SRQ, Tampa TPA & Ft Myers RSW
Nearest Beach
7.4 Miles
Manasota & Venice Service Club only 12 minutes
Car: necessary

World Class Beaches, 'Shark Tooth Capitol of the World', Siesta Key, Nokomis Beach, Venice Beach, Longboat Key, Manasota Beach, Caspersen Beach, Major League Baseball Spring Training sites, Myakka River State Park (alligator viewing), Oscar Scherer SP (bird watching/hiking/canoeing), Ringling Museum, Winery Tour at Bunker Hill Vineyards (or help them harvest?), Mote Aquarium, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Warm Mineral Springs Park, Nokomis Groves Orchard (best orange ice cream), Historic Spanish Point, Sharky's Restaurant and fishing pier, Historical Downtown Venice Shopping, World class medical facilities, Venice is very bicycle friendly.

Amenities

Venice Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double vanity, Higher toilet for comfort, all new 2012.
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , New fan, granite, cabinet, higher toilet & lighting.
  • Total of 2 bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master with private bathroom.
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Brand new beds in 2011, rarely used.
    Sofa sleeper - 1 queen , Queen sofa sleeper in living room.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Sleeper sofa (queen size) in living room, newly remodeled modern bathrooms, new walk-in tiled shower, new bathroom vent fans, new faucets and lighting, high thread count sheets and new linens, glass top range, ceiling fans throughout, new carpeting in bedrooms, outdoor storage area with electric, covered designated parking space, new air conditioning, 40' High Definition 1080 TV in living room, 32' HD TV in master, 2 lanais plus a west facing patio, new paint, private washer & dryer inside condo.

Reviews

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Ibis Paradise - Great Vacation condo! Quiet & comfortable - Outstanding Reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Quiet Clean Comfortable! Great weather and golf!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to beaches, stores, swimming pool.

  • 5 of 5

Definitely recommend. Would stay a second time without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place / Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Ibis Paradise was wonderful! We've used VRBO a number of times as well as another website starting with "air". By far, this was our best overall rental experience, from beginning to end. The VRBO website is easy to use and provides a ton of information about prospective rentals. The listing for Ibis Paradise is well written: comprehensive and accurate from big picture to small details. Mike responded to the initial inquiry within an hour or two, answered the few questions I had and efficiently worked through the formal steps with me. The condo is great. It is located in The Plantation, a quiet development about 15 minutes from the Venice beaches. Being that far away from the beach involves a trade-off. While a walk to the beach is out of the question, you get quiet, pretty surroundings, better choices in terms of stores. Note that parking at the beach and in town is free. The condo has everything you could possibly want or need. Mike and Cindy have organized it so that everything is easy to find and use, including beach stuff like umbrella, chairs and towels. The unit has an attractive beach oriented decor. And the price/value is outstanding. You may wonder how the price for a place that has such great reviews could be so low. Don't. Just be happy it is and enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice condo in nice neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week in this beautifully maintained condo while exploring the Venice/ Sarasota areas. The condo contained everything we needed and went above and beyond our other numerous rental experiences in the US. It was so nice being able to borrow the owners bikes and beach equipment as these are things that we don't often get access to when visiting from the UK.

The place itself is immaculately clean and provides high quality linens and towels. All your entertainment needs are catered for with cable tv, dvd, music center etc. We visited in June and could not get over how quiet the area was.

Mike, the owner, responded very quickly to our inquiry and everything was booked up within hours even though we were booking at very short notice. His detailed instructions and directions were extremely helpful and his advice regarding restaurants etc helped us find little gems that we would never have found without his help.

The acid test is 'would we stay there again?' Definitely.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Ibis Paradis,is in fact, heavenly. First of all, the owners are very helpful and great communicators. They went above and beyond in giving us directions and making sure that everything went smoothly. The unit itself is squeaky clean and the view is lovely. The pantry was pre-stocked with paper products,cleaning supplies and spices and there are plenty of fluffy towels and nice sheets. One thing that was a lovely surprise is that the unit has three lanais. There is a glassed- in sitting area that is just off the guest room, there is a glassed in lanai,off the the living room and then there is a lovely open- air lanai that is perfect for watching sunsets- plenty of room for everyone. Hated to leave-would return to Ibis Paradise in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Ibis Paradise condo for a month this year and greatly enjoyed the experience. The condo was very clean and neat upon arrival and ready when advertised. The kitchen was well-stocked with all the necessary items to make any meal -- just stop by the grocery store first. Bed linens and bath towels were very good quality; the included washer/dryer was a real plus. The view out the back sunroom patio was quite nice. We enjoyed watching the small alligator sunning itself nearly everyday. We had a local nearby contact for any questions or concerns so no need to contact the owner. He was in town near the end of our stay and did stop by to say hello and to make sure all was good with the stay -- it was! You cannot go wrong with this rental!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $400

Property Owner has a 3 payment plan available if your rental Check-in date is 90 days into the future. Payments would be made by personal checks. Please ask Mike about the 3 payment option.
Florida Tourism Tax of 12% is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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