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Harbor Paradise Home, Private Heated Pool, 4 Bedrooms, HDTV, WiFi, Sleep 12

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12

A big house for a big group, this gorgeous Venice island paradise beach retreat is an ideal base for your next family gathering or special celebration. Up to fourteen guests will sleep comfortably in 4 bedrooms and spend days in the private heated pool or at the nearby beach. Taste the Venice island life at 301 Harbor Drive South.

Located on the island of Venice and only 3 blocks to the town center, the home boasts many features that increase your sense of overall privacy and security. Lush landscaping makes a gorgeous backdrop and disguises the fenced backyard. Parents of small children can teach their kids to swim, yet relax knowing that the pool is properly fenced. Live life coastal-style outdoors, in the screened lanai under palm trees-a-plenty. An outside dining table and ample sun beds keep the party outside.

Indoors, a huge selection of new living room furniture suits a big group. Two large microsuede sofas and a further two over-sized arm chairs are comfy places to gather for a movie or ball game. An overhead ceiling fan keeps things cool.

Wrought iron tables and tiled floors underfoot leave things open and breezy, just as a vacation house should be. Control the sunlight from the large window with vertical blinds.

While your family or group entertains diverse interests, others can play or chat in the nearby family room. Styled in cafe chic, a small table and higher bar table sit atop a brick floor. Bring favorite board games or a pack of cards and play all night.

When bed time rolls around, the master bedroom accommodates a family in this separate suite. Much like a large hotel room, parents with young children can comfortably fit in the room’s two queen beds and queen-sized sofa bed.

The home’s second guest bedroom will keep the grandparents or another couple happy. Spoiled with massive king bed and TV, the room’s occupants will love its cheery ambiance - floral prints and palm tree motifs dot the comforter, accents and wicker furniture. A dresser is included for easy organization.

Bedrooms three and four boast bright accommodation with two twin beds and a queen, respectively. Both have new and ample storage furniture, large windows and ceiling fans. Your guests’ comfort is absolutely assured.

When searching for local entertainment, it’s only 3 blocks to both the beach and charming downtown Venice. Head to the beach each night for a stunning sunset, followed by a fresh seafood dinner at popular Sharkey’s restaurant, then ice cream downtown.

Wireless Internet makes this home as convenient as it is lovely. Two full bathrooms are clean and bright, with high-quality finishings. One bathroom is handicapped accessible while the other has a bathtub, an ideal option for parents with small children and a flotilla of rubber ducks.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacation Rental Pros - Fort Myers
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Vacation Rental Pros - Fort Myers

Hi! My name is Steve Milo and I started Vacation Rental Pros in 2006. Our family stays in vacation rental homes whenever we travel, both domestically and abroad! I own several vacation homes and listen carefully to all our guests' feedback. Our greatest compliment is when folks refer Vacation Rental Pros to their friends and relatives. We now manage over 1,800 properties in Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. We have homes in Ft. Myers Beach, Orlando, St. Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Ponte Vedra Beach, Hilton Head and Gatlinburg. We booked over 15,000 rentals and received over 5,000 guest reviews in 2016. Please call if you need help booking your dream vacation!


Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom # 1 (1 King), Bedroom # 2 (1 Queen), Bedroom # 3 (2 Twins), Bedroom # 4 (1 Queen), Extra Bedding (2 Sofa Sleepers)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

Harbor Paradise Home, Private Heated Pool, 4 Bedrooms, HDTV, WiFi, Sleep 12
average rating of 4.369565 based on 92 reviews

Everything perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Just walk in the door and your home! Great location, walk to town, fenced yard for dogs, decorating very nice, and management team A&#43;. Property manager (Kevin) extremely helpful and all people we talked to were great to work with.<br/> We had been to Venice many times but never stayed more than a couple days at a time. Would and have recommended VR pros! Oh!! Don't forget the caged heated pool! Home on Harbor Blvd is just a very short distance to Venice beaches and Sharky's pier and restaurant<br/> or the Jetty. Perfect location for many things to do. Wish we had known about VR Pros years ago. Wonderful value. Many good plaaces to eat close by. This was a wonderful home away from home. Don't miss Casperson beach (Shark tooth beach),hours of fun looking<br/> for shark teeth. There was one bedroom that did not cool well so we put our daughter who is always cold there and she was in hog heaven! You will not be disappointed!!!!! Steve, you have put together a wonderful team. Thanks, Stan swango

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VacationRentalPros
Owner's Response: Hi Stanley - I just received your feedback and wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. You and your family are welcome back any time. I want to offer you a coupon good for 10% off your next stay. You can go online to our web site and book using coupon code = rebook10 Just type in .... rebook10 Thank you again. Steve Milo, 904 385 3888, Vacation Rental Pros, 6233 A1a South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
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This home has seen better days. Its needs a major remodeling.

  • 1 of 5

Your pictures on your web site does not match the condition of this house. Mold in one of the ceilings bathroom was making us ill. The towels should all be replace. They look like rags. The kitchen was in total shamble. Nothing was organize . My wife and I had to spend one hour organizing it. The pool area was so bad that we could not even use that area. The back yard also was unusable due to debris and dirt all over the yard. We have been renting homes in Venice for years and this house was the absolutely the worst. I will be posting pictures on your site to warn others of this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with room for family.

  • 4 of 5

Older Florida home with great space and an excellent location for dining, shopping, walking (to the beach, theater, groceries, restaurants, and churches).

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Upon entering the property it was obvious it hadnt had any tlc in many years. The lawn and landscaping hadnt been kept up. The outside front light was burnt out.

When we opened the front door, the first thing we faced was extremely filthy living room furniture and dingy walls. Upon further inspection, there were bugs of various types and sizes laying around on the floor...some dead, some alive.

When we picked up our bath towels that were laying on the bed when we arrived, a dead dried up gecko fell off the towels.

The beautifully (pictured on website) heated pool and lanai was not so attractive. The pool deck was muddy and the pool was NOT heated and had dead worms in it. The patio chairs were wobbly and rickety.

The back lawn and planted areas looked even more unkept than the front.

We called about these issues immediately and pretty much every day during our 6-night stay but got little to no issues resolved.

The pool was never heated so we never got to swim in it. The pool service showed up 4 days after we arrived and all he did was clean the worms out.

Housekeeping came after we called but didn't do anything. Just told us that all the guests complain about the property. She didn't even remove the dead gecko skeleton off the floor!!

When it came time to take the trash out to the cans for pickup service, we found they were full from the previous guests!

After all this, you're expected to wash your linens, do the dishes, take out your trash and vacuum or broom the floors. Seriously?!?! What does housekeeping and maintenance do???? I supposed we should have changed the light bulb at the front door too!!

The really sad part is that we had planned to have guests and spend Thanksgiving at the beautifully depicted property and heated pool. We couldn't do that given the condition of this property. We didn't even want to sit on the furniture!!

Due to all the issues we faced, we do not feel this review deserves a single star but I have to give it at least one star in order to submit this review.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time. Perfect for our needs. A place to sleep and to return to

  • 5 of 5

Great experience

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was dirty. Pool was dirty. Full of roaches. In need of renovation.

  • 1 of 5

Not worth the price.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability


  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    Booking Fee: 7%
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Cleaning Fee: $250
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Damage Protection: $150
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights
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