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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 30 nights


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

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 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".


Venice Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Ibis Paradise - Great Vacation condo! Quiet & comfortable - Outstanding Reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

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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Holiday at Ibis

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed Christmas week. Ibis was as pictured and more spacious than expected. Condo was immaculate . It had comfortable bedding, including sleeper sofa with cozy quality linens. KItchen was well stocked with all cooking needs. Found Detwieler's Farm Market supplied all our holiday food needs from fresh seafood/fish ,fruit, vegetables, and desserts. Bathrooms were updated as stated and living room area was comfortable for our family of 5. The owners also provided many table games to enjoy. Lanais also provided extra space to spread our wings!! Also used the gas grill to provide easy meals. We are a golf & beach family with many golf courses & beaches within 5-20 minutes away. We went to Venice, Caspersen and Manasota beach. Each beach had its own unique flavor with free parking & clean rest rooms & beaches were equal to Carribean beaches. Owners provided all beach amenities. We also made use of provided bicycles to ride through the spotless, beautifully manicured Plantation Golf Community. Also used the community swimming pool which was a comfortable temperature. Residents at pool were very friendly. Owners were exceptional to deal with- Very timely, responsive & informative. Our family was totally pleased with our stay & hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ibis Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a two-week stay at Ibis Paradise. It was our second trip to Venice and we were lucky to find this beautiful condo available for the weeks we had wanted to visit. Our first visit, last year, was in the Farmington Vistas area of the Plantation Golf & Country Club Community, an absolutely beautiful area, with a great location, so we were looking specifically for a unit in that community when we found Ibis Paradise. The owners, Mike and Cindy, were very responsive from the initial inquiry right through to the day we checked into their unit. Everything down to the last detail was perfect! They have set up a local Venice contact and check-in day went without a hitch. The condo is beautiful, spotless, and the kitchen well equipped with everything we needed. In the storage area, there were beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and bicycles. All one has to do is bring their suitcase and start enjoying! We had my elderly mother and she thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the lanai for hours and watching the golfers. Right outside of the patio, there is a pond. There are beautiful birds there most times, especially morning and evening, to enjoy, as well as a western exposure for gorgeous sunsets. The surrounding grounds are beautiful, with a very nice community pool nearby. This area is also very convenient to shopping and restaurants, yet far enough away to be quiet. We love Manasota Beach, just a short drive (shark tooth hunting!), and if you are a birder or bird photographer, the famous Venice Rookery is less then ten minutes away! I would highly recommend this beautiful condo; in fact, we are already thinking of booking a return visit to Ibis Paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ibis Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from "Ibis Paradise". The condo was fantastic and extremely clean, it was stocked with everything you might need ! The sunsets were beautiful !

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Venice Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early December
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late December
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
6 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
6 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
Early December
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
6 night minimum stay
Late December
Dec 16 2018 - Dec 31 2018
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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