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Mike

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Ibis Paradise - Before Booking, please email Owner to save $ on rental price.

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 and hot water heater 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

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mike

This year will be our 35th 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".

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Ibis Paradise - Before Booking, please email Owner to save $ on rental price.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Couldn't have been any better!!! Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the condo and it was spotless. The photos don't really do it justice. Absolutely everything you need is there including stuff for the beach like a cooler, chairs, umbrella etc. Things that in past places we've stayed we've had to purchase and leave behind. The setting is very relaxing, backing on to the golf course so it's always very quiet.

Mike was very accommodating right from the start and returned all my emails within 24 hours if not sooner. He supplied us with all the info we needed, from places to see and eat to detailed driving instructions. You couldn't ask for nicer hosts. Absolutely no complaints, we would definitely return any time.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

It was great!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this well-maintained, clean, and inviting home. The condo was equipped with everything we could want from the furniture to the interior amenities to the beach gear. The owners were great, wanting to assure right from the start that we would have a great experience. There are multiple beaches to choose from, all nearby. The town of Venice is nice with lots of good food. We even had the opportunity to see Godspell in the summer-stock theater. We would definitely recommend the condo to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

A place missed deeply

  • 5 of 5

We spent the first part of April in this well-equipped, beautiful and tastefully decorated condo with an unforgettable view. We made also sightseeing trips in Venice and surroundings and fell in love with the area. Everything was more than we expected. After terrible, long winter it was heavenly to experience the Florida weather f.ex just sitting with a book in the lanai.

The Nordmans

The owners were helpful in details and the house-watch-manager was nearby so everything was easy.Thank you Mike and Cindy for all help. Definitely would like to come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

Florida Getaway!l

  • 5 of 5

Having to return to the frozen North after a little over eight weeks in this condo was a traumatic experience. The condo was spotless, very well appointed, beautifully situated overlooking a pond and golf course and conveniently located providing easy access to many terrific restaurants, beaches and shopping. We are returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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5

Excellent rental experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are recently back from a terrific month in Venice. I would highly recommend this condo due to the overall value (price/quality). The owners were extremely helpful in answering our questions and sharing details about the unit prior to our arrival. The condo was clean, well maintained, nicely/thoughtfully stocked, and is exactly as shown in the photographs. One nice benefit was the outdoor patio area that overlooks the pond and golf course. Perfect for afternoon sun and wildlife viewing. The unit is well located with numerous restaurants and shops nearby. We hope to rent this unit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Strongsville,OH
5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed here for the month of October. The condo is very clean and well supplied. It is in a perfect location--close to many restaurants and shopping. We loved eating at Crow's Nest, Markers 4, and Leone's for great Italian. Mike was very helpful and easy to work with. When we asked to stay until Nov. 2[when our reservations in Orlando started] he let us stay without charge for the 2 nights. I highly recommend this condo. We hope to return in 2015.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Venice Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$550
$1,650
 
 
Fall Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$575
$1,700
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Early December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,400
 
 
Late December
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
January
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
February
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning/Condo Fees $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
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.

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