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Ruth Miller

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Breezy Villa Tropical Retreat - Private Beach nearby - WiFi - Bikes - Pets ok!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 27 nights

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2 bedroom 2 bathroom updated private home close to beach with many amenities

Breezy Villa is a cute and cozy 2 bedroom split single family home located only minutes away from popular Sharky`s restaurant (and the newly opened Fin's), the Venice Fishing Pier and four blocks from the beach. It features two bedrooms and two baths with a new porcelain tile floor.

Breezy Villa has a split floor plan with each bedroom separated by the living room with their own private baths. Provided are many amenities to make your vacation relaxing, including beach chairs, umbrella, shark's tooth strainer, beach toys and two beach cruiser bicycles.

Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico brings almost constant breezes to this adorable villa. Throw open all the windows and the double French doors and enjoy the fresh ocean air!

Visit beautiful Venice Island only 3 minutes north. Shop, eat and enjoy the many wonderful activities only minutes away, including the Venice Rookery where you can see Bald Eagles and other exotic large birds, the Dome Flea Market, the weekly Venice Farmer's Market, Warm Mineral Springs (just re-opened in March 2014) or travel 20 minutes north to Sarasota for the Mote Marine Aquarium or Myakka River Park where you can see alligators in their natural habitat from an air boat.

Venice, Florida is known as the 'Shark's Tooth Capital of the World' and your vacation paradise is only four blocks to a ferry which will take you on a four minute trip to Manasota Key (passes provided) or you are minutes from Caspersen Beach where you can scoop shark's teeth right out of the shallows. Don't worry, these teeth aren't new, they're prehistoric.

On one side of Breezy Villa is the master suite with double doors that close creating a three-room cozy and private retreat from the rest of the home. The master bedroom features a comfortable King size bed and a walk-in closet with plenty of room for your clothes. The master bathroom has a bath tub and shower. Feel extra pampered after your shower with the plush spa towels and waffle cotton spa robe provided for you during your stay.

The third space is a separate office area with a full length desk. Close the master bedroom door, throw your laptop on the desk and surf with high speed wireless Internet with no worries about disturbing someone sleeping.

The second bedroom includes a Queen sized bed and a roomy closet for all of those new “Shark's Tooth Capital” t-shirts. It also boasts its own bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Also offered are two Simmons DreamSleep folding twin beds with very comfy memory foam mattresses.

The living room lets you sit back and relax between all of that hard work of laying on the beach and features a 39” LED HD TV with loads of HD channels and a DVR for recording your favorite shows while you are out, wireless Internet access (WiFi). Also included is an Internet cordless telephone which features free unlimited local and national calling in the US. No need to worry about cell phone charges or signal coverage with your cell phone!

In the dining room, throw open the French doors and let the breeze pour in as you enjoy a little coffee or tea at the shaded patio table. The back patio invites you to cook on the propane grill and dine outside while enjoying the Florida sunshine or comfortable nights under the palm trees while being serenaded by tree frogs and crickets. Relax there and watch your kids or pets play in the fenced yard, chasing the cute little geckos.

The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, gadgets and updated appliances – including dishwasher. Also included are basic spices, coffee and sugar to get you started.

Next to the kitchen is a full laundry room with washer and dryer for drying those wet bathing suits, washing those towels you were sitting on at the beach or getting your clothes cleaned of one adventure and ready for the next.

Breezy Villa has ceiling fans throughout as well as brand new in 2015 central air and heating. Also for your convenience is a roomy garage with inside entrance to the house and an automatic garage door opener is provided for your use.

Nearby is a heated outdoor Olympic pool at the Venice YMCA which has great daily, weekly or monthly rates to use the entire facility.

The back yard is fully fenced so no need to have to walk the dog several times a day - although you probably won't mind strolling around the lovely quiet neighborhood.

One feature which we believe sets our property apart from many others is that we change the locks after every guest and the lock box code you are given to access the house is individualized and never the same. There are no cleaning people or contractors who will have a key to the house. As the property owners, we respect your privacy and value your security.

Venice is a very beautiful and laid back city and you're sure to meet other friendly people biking and walking as you take a stroll or walk your dog. The local area has several dog parks and dog beaches where your pooch can run free.

VRBO service fee and Booking Fee only applies with Book It Now reservations.

We can process your credit card payment (3.5% fee) or an electronic check payment which has no fees.


If booking last minute (less than 24 hours) please contact owner because we can likely process your reservation with as little as 4 hours notice.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ruth Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ruth Miller

My significant other Dan and I live in Venice so we can take care of any issues with the house ourselves. We visited the area in December 2011 from Pennsylvania and during our stay we decided to move here and have never looked back.

Ruth Miller purchased this house in 2012

Why Ruth Miller chose Venice

We chose this property for a vacation rental business because of it's proximity to beaches and quiet residential neighborhoods.

What makes this house unique

You can ride bikes, drive or walk to the nearby South Venice Beach Ferry which takes you to a private beach for the South Venice Community. No need to park your car and carry your beach gear for several blocks. Beach ferry pass is provided with your stay. The area also enjoys a nearly constant breeze because of its proximity to the water, which keeps the bugs away.


based on 31 traveler reviews

Breezy Villa Tropical Retreat - Private Beach nearby - WiFi - Bikes - Pets ok!
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews
Tampa, FL, USA

Clean, quiet and well furnished for a relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very relaxing place for us to stay and we were able to bring our small dog. We were immediately struck with how clean, well organized and well furnished the home is. It was extremely easy for us to come and go as we desired. We were only ten minutes or less from downtown Venice and the beaches. Ruth's communications made everything so easy and the reference binder had lots of helpful hints about getting around the area, interesting things to explore and we tried some restaurants that we had not eaten at before. A fantastic value that we will most likely try again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Breezy Villa in Venice. The house was spotless and immaculate. Absolutely everything we needed was there. Very quiet neighborhood too. We would definitely stay there again. And Ruth was very helpful and easy to work with. She even recommended the best pizza places! If you are looking for reasonable, clean accommodations that are close to the beach, then you will love Breezy Villa!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Villages, Florida

Awesome week

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at this beach house, the fenced in backyard was such a plus for our two labs. We took them to the dog beach everyday and boy did they sleep. Ruth and Dan were just great if we needed anything and they left all kinds of information for us to use if needed.

We will go again and hopefully be able to stay at the same house.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Metuchen, New Jersey

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at Breezy Villa. I didn't want to leave. The home is spacious, bright, and wide open. The king bed in the master is a great new feature. Ruth is a gracious host. She makes sure the home is stocked with all of the essentials. There was ice cold bottled water waiting in the refrigerator when we arrived. My husband and I are so comfy in this Venice hideaway. Our pups love the fenced yard too. It is wonderful to have breakfast outside, and listen to the birds chirping. The neighbors are quiet and friendly. We were close to the beach, shops, and restaurants. I highly recommend Breezy Villa to anyone, especially pet owners.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed the new things we added to Breezy Villa and that you enjoyed your week in Venice. We look forward to having you back again in Venice soon!
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Boston, MA


  • 4 of 5

We found this rental very comfortable with everything that was advertised included within a very clean house. There were even robes to give it a homey feeling. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of closets for us and our guests. There was a nice outside area that had a shade umbrella I used for reading and found the neighborhood to be very quiet during the day. The cream for me was the ferry pass to the wonderful south venice beach. The beach was rarely crowded, even in March, was flat and offered a wonderful walking experience that could cover a couple of miles if interested in doing so.

We had a minor appliance issue and it was taken care of within the hour. We enjoyed our month away in So Venice.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breezy Villa

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Breezy Villa in Venice, Florida. The ferry taking you over to the private beach was VERY special. We found lots of shark teeth. The house was very clean and well stocked. Ruth was very responsive and the perfect landlord!! We will be back to the area. The only suggestion I would give is to replace the bikes ....we ended up renting bikes from Beach Bikes & Trikes which worked very well....they deliver and pick up to your residence! But other than that we loved our stay at Breezy Villa!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
British Open Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
South Venice Beach Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Jacaranda Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Route 41 - Tamiami Trail
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sharky's on the Pier
Nearest Beach
0.08 Miles
South Venice Beach
Car: recommended

Nearby attractions include: Siesta Key, Myakka State Park, Mote Aquarium, Venice Island Boutique Shopping, Venice Fishing Pier, Orlando and Disney World (2 hours), Caspersen Beach, Sharky's on the Pier restaurant, Fox Lea Farm with many horse shows and activities is only 15 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Venice House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
November/December 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
2017 Season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
27 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Book It Now Fee $50
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Damage Insurance $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

Stays of 28 nights or more - pet fee $200 total for up to 3 pets and cleaning fee is $200
Stays of 28 nights or more are discounted by 12%
For stays being booked beyond 45 days in advance we accept a 30% reservation deposit to hold your dates.
Accepts most major credit cards or personal check as well as electronic check payments

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower - no tub
  • (2) Full bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 folding twin beds included
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed Twin folding beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Located in quiet residential area with ample parking for four cars in the driveway. Close to shopping, semi-private beach and public transportation. Pass for South Venice Beach Ferry is provided with your stay.

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