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Ruth Miller

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Spacious Villa Grande - Large Fenced Yard - Wifi - Private Beach - Bikes

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

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath House With Garage/Laundry/Fully Stocked

Our spacious Villa Grande home is located just minutes away from the popular Sharky's restaurant, downtown Venice and several fabulous *free* beaches.

A single story villa, it is fully updated with tile floors throughout and features a split design separating the two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Many amenities are provided to make your vacation relaxing, including beach chairs, pool noodles, beach umbrella, beach towels, beach toys, shark's tooth strainer and two beach cruiser bicycles with front baskets.

Visit beautiful Venice Island. Shop, eat and enjoy the sunny Florida scenery. Venice, Florida is known as the 'Shark's Tooth Capital of the World' and your vacation paradise is only 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.

One side of Villa Grande features the master bedroom boasting a King size bed and a walk-in closet with plenty of room for your clothes. The master bathroom has a tub, shower, towel closet and plenty of counter space on the vanity. Feel extra pampered with the plush spa towels and spa robes provided for you during your stay.

On the other side of the home, a pocket door gives the second bedroom its own living area with access to a full second bathroom. The bedroom includes a Queen size bed and a roomy closet for all of those new 'Shark's Tooth Capital' t-shirts. The second bathroom has a spacious vanity top, large mirror and a large walk-in shower.

Also offered is one fold-out Simmons DreamSleep twin bed with very comfy memory foam mattress and a roomy full mattress sized sofa bed in the Florida room.

The kitchen features a breakfast bar and is fully stocked with pots, pans, gadgets and updated appliances - including dishwasher. We also stock spices, coffee, salt, pepper, sugar and other basics that you don't have to buy at the store. We provide paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, dishwasher soap and some sample sizes of toothpaste, mouthwash etc so the only thing you need to shop for is perishable food that you'd like to cook at home.

Sit back and relax after a day on the beach in the Living Room, which features a 39 inch flat screen TV, Verizon FIOS HD TV including a DVR so you can record your favorite shows while you are out exploring and high speed wireless Internet access (WiFi). Telephones feature free unlimited local and national calling in the US.

Throw open the French door and let the breeze pour in as you enjoy a little coffee or tea. Dine outside while enjoying the Florida sunshine under the palm trees while your kids or pets play in the fenced yard.

The garage is attached and includes automatic door control and full size 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.

Villa Grande has ceiling fans throughout as well as central air and heating. Nearby is a heated outdoor Olympic pool at the Venice YMCA which has great daily, weekly or monthly rates to use the entire facility.

One feature which we believe sets our property apart from many others is that we now use a keyless entry system and you are given a code to access the house which 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 the Legacy Trail and walking as you take a stroll or walk your dog. The local area has several dog parks and Brohard Paw Park Dog Beach where your pooch can run free.

Included with your stay is a pass to the South Venice Beach Ferry. Experience nostalgic 'Old Florida' as you take a 4 minute ride on the ferry to the beach which is only accessible to people with ferry passes. The beach ferry has turned out to be a favorite with our guests!

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

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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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We chose this house to offer as a seasonal rental because it is conveniently located yet also in a quiet residential neighborhood. We added a privacy fence to the spacious back yard and changed the flooring to ceramic tile so that we can accommodate travelers with their pets.

What makes this house unique

House is on a spacious corner lot with a tropical garden feel. Back yard is completely privacy fenced. Floor plan is open and spacious feeling.


based on 31 traveler reviews

Spacious Villa Grande - Large Fenced Yard - Wifi - Private Beach - Bikes
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Evansville IN

Ville Grande at Venice

  • 5 of 5

Great location. House as advertised - well maintained and clean. Private beach was a lot of fun - very unique.

Fenced yard was excellent for our family - it was a nice relief to let our dogs out without worry. Nice big yard.

The Paws dog park on the beach was so much fun!

We truly enjoyed our stay in Venice - new people we met were very kind to take the time to answer questions about the area. We also had some amazing dinners at area restaurants.

We would highly recommend Villa Grande for a vacation rental. Ruth was great to work with for the rental. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at Villa Grande and in Venice. Venice does have a lot to offer the dog lovers! We hope to see you in Venice again soon!
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Columbus, Ohio

Absolutely beautiful, well equipped & comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house, kitchen, yard & the Venice area in general! Spent the majority of the trip fishing and we were very successful! The highlights were a 38" King Mackerel off the end of the Venice pier, a 150 lb. Tarpon up in Tampa bay and a bunch of Snook in the Venice Inter Coastal waterway! Best trip ever to Florida!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled that you had such great success with your fishing trip and that you enjoyed staying in Villa Grande. Hope to see you back again soon!
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Kimberling City, Mo

Clean, spacious house with large fenced back yard.

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with our stay at this rental. The beds were very comfortable, plush towels and the house was very clean and spacious. Good location with several restaurants close by and only a ten minute drive to downtown. Great pet friendly house with a big fenced in back yard. Our dog was in heaven with the dog beach near by. Hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guests and you are welcome to come back and stay in Villa Grande any time!
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Rockland County, New York

easy acces to route 41 and downtown Venice

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this rental for a week. It was very clean and spacious. Ruth was very expedient in answering any questions we had about our stay. It was convenient to downtown Venice and area beaches too. Having beach chairs and towels provided was also a plus.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as our guests at Villa Grande and hope to see you again soon in Venice!
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Nice and neat

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything the pictures illustrate and more. The owners/property managers have taken care to ensure you can walk in, relax and enjoy yourself. The property is well maintained, clean and tidy. My pets enjoyed having a yard that was big enough for them to run around in. I appreciated the extras (like the beach chairs, umbrella, bicycles, etc.) that were available for use. Some nice extra touches (such as a snack basket, water in the fridge, a welcome email, a local area binder, etc. - everything exceeded my expectations! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alma Colorado USA

Nice place l)

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. very clean great owner. Big private back yard. Nice patio. Garage washer dryer. Everything worked great.nice kitchen. Thanks Ruth we will be Back again next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The British Open
Nearest Ferry
1.1 Miles
South Venice Beach Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pelican Pointe Golf Community
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 41 - Tamiami Trail
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bonefish Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manasota 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 Beach 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
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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/May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
2018 Season
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
27 night minimum stay
April/May 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Booking Fee $50
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Damage Insurance $49
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pet fee for 28 nights or more is $125 for up to 3 pets and cleaning fee is $175.
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.
We accept most major credit cards as well as electronic checks

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:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Guest bathroom has walk-in shower - no tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Includes private bathroom and walk in closet
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Has pocket door that allows private access to guest bathroom
  • Additional sleeping includes: 1) Simmons Memory Foam DreamSleep folding twin bed 2) one Full sized sofa bed in the Florida room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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