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Breezy Villa Tropical Retreat - Private Beach - Bikes - Fenced Yard - WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 27 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

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 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.

We can process your credit card payment or an electronic check payment.

More Details

Ruth Miller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Ruth Miller

Hello! My name is Ruth and 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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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

We own and manage this property ourselves. You will never have to deal with a property manager.

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.


South Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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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(38 traveler reviews)

Breezy Villa Tropical Retreat - Private Beach - Bikes - Fenced Yard - WiFi
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews

Venice 2017

  • 5 of 5

Breezy Villa was an Absolutely great experience. Home was exceptionally clean and everything we could ask for was provided. Location was great as I could walk to a great pilates studio and other fun spots. The back yard was fenced for our PWD and she loved it. Hasn't quite figured out the geikos yet !!Ruth was very helpful and we have already booked with her for next year. yeah!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Breezy Villa. The geckos are harmless and also beneficial because they are great insect eaters! Thank you for taking such good care of things. We look forward to seeing you back again next year!
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  • 5 of 5

Breezy villa was a lovely place to stay. It was very clean and comfortable. It is in a convenient location. Close to the beach and easy to get anywhere from the house. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Breezy Villa is clean and extremely comfortable. The convenience and added extras as well as the owner's tips, information and advice makes the place a great option when visiting Venice. We'd definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back in Venice again soon!
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable home. Quiet location and the owner is very attentive and thoughtful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elinor - we look forward to seeing you in Venice again soon!
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Very clean, no bugs, very comfortable and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional cleanliness of the home and detail of all the little things that Ruth thinks of to make your stay very comfortable. We are going to definitely rent from Ruth next year. We have rented other homes from realty companies that are managing them but nothing has compared to what Ruth has provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy our stay at Ruth's vacation rentals. The welcoming environment and atmosphere make it feel like your home away from home. From the minimalist and comfortable decor to the pristine cleanliness, you can't go wrong. No doggy odor, not even that my pups can smell. I can tell you, my dogs take after their parents, very picky.

We were house hunting again during this trip and were out for extended periods of time. Our pups were comfortable which is very important to me because they are 12, 13 and 17. They felt at home as well.

I highly recommend ALL of Ruth's vacation homes. I would definitely return.

Highly recommend Sharky's at Venice Beach, Blu Island Bistro on Venice Island, and Applebee's on Tamiami west of Publix, their food was great and everyday they have 2 for 1 drinks.

Ruth's hospitality and customer service exceeds every expectation. If you want any answer just ask her. Thank you Ruth, from all of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 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

South 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 2017
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
2018 Season
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
27 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $49
Book It Now Fee $50
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Stays of 28 nights or more - pet fee $125 total for up to 3 pets and cleaning fee is $175
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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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