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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful 2 Bed/2 Bath Home (Sleeps 6 with pull out sofa bed in the living room)

Lovely 2Bed/2Bath South Venice home with gorgeous private saltwater heated pool and spa! Located near fantastic Florida west coast beaches, boating and golf.

Bask in the sunshine on South Venice's private beach, (reachable only by a private 20 passenger ferry) or splash in the clear blue Gulf waters at one of the several nearby beaches. Venice, Florida is the shark-tooth capital of the world, and many beachcombers find these hidden gems while strolling along the water's edge. Chairs, towels, umbrella, cooler and sand toys are provided for you with this rental!

Our vacation home is close to shopping, dining, boating, fishing, hiking and golf. Downtown Venice, a palm tree lined village with quaint shops and many fine restaurants, is only a short 10 minute drive.

A beautiful screened lanai with heated pool/hot tub spa offers refreshing relaxation after a day of sightseeing or beach-bumming. An outdoor grill and dining table (seats 8) is perfect for those nights you'd prefer to stay at home.

The fully equipped kitchen has absolutely everything you'll need, and overlooks the pool from the double french doors.

Our comfortable open living room is equipped with 42'TV and sleeper sofa.

Free WiFi is provided for our guests.

Both the master bedroom and guestroom are furnished with comfortable queen sized beds. The living room sofa pulls out for additional guests. There are 2 full nicely decorated baths.

The 2 car garage is supplied with a washer/dryer, beach equipment, two bicycles and kayaks.

Property managers are a simple phone call away for anything additional you might need!!

More Details

Susan & Ron Donovan (owners)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Susan & Ron Donovan (owners)


Susan and Ron Donovan, who reside in southeastern CT, are the owners of this great little vacation spot! We aren't retired yet, but we get down to Venice as often as we can and share our home (via VRBO) with other folks that love the Florida west coast. Everything is close by - beaches boating, theater, shopping and dining.

Jill and Bud live only 10 minutes away from this rental, and are happy to provide you with everything you need to make your trip to Venice perfect! Looking to purchase a home or rental property on Florida's west coast? We can help you with that as well!

Susan & Ron Donovan (owners) purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan & Ron Donovan (owners) chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Excellent location. Only a short distance to walking trails along the inter-coastal waterway, parks, beaches and boat launches. A 30 minute drive to beautiful Sarasota where you'll find parks, gardens, art, great restaurants and shopping galore. Tampa's Busch Gardens is only an hour away and is a fantastic way to spend the day with family and friends! Planning on going to one of the MANY theme parks while you're in Florida? Orlando is a 2 hour drive from this home - so, spend the day at Disney and then return to the calm and relaxation of your own private retreat in Venice!

What makes this house unique

The outdoor space (pool/spa area) is gorgeous! You feel like you're on vacation every day - even when you're just staying home!


Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Split floor plan - Master bedroom with full bath at one end of the house & the guest bedroom and bath at the other end. A pull out sofa in the living room area can accommodate additional 2 (small-medium) guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This property is extremely well maintained and comfortable. The owners have made sure that every comfort is satisfied and their beautiful home is very clean, well organized, tastefully decorated, and they really make you feel like it is your home while you visit. We visited the private beach by way of the South Venice Ferry 6 or 7 of the 12 days we were there because it was not as busy and the water and snorkeling were great. We saw dolphins, manatee, a live sand dollar, countless crabs, and found endless shark teeth. It was so relaxing that we didn't even need to venture away from the Venice area. And taking a couple days to just hang out at the house and swim in their beautiful pool was just what we needed. I highly recommend this property and area for a quiet, relaxing family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Get Away!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The house was clean and had everything that we needed. We spent most of our days out exploring and boating. We enjoyed swimming in the evenings when we returned. The house is close to the beaches and shopping yet very quiet. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home close to many beaches. Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for a family get away with my mom and 3 children ages 5 to 9. The home was very clean and the owners have absolutly everything covered. We loved the privacy of the home and the pool and hot tub was a huge hit. Spent almost every evening in the hot tub and when we were not at the beach or shopping, the kids were in the pool so there was always something to do. There are so many different beaches near by. We particularly enjoyed Caspersen (for the shark teeth of course.) And South Venice beach is beautiful! This is my first time renting a vacation home and Susan made is so effortless. The kids and I hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a wonderful vacation home. My wife and I had a great time enjoying this home and its amenities. The pool and spa were really relaxing for us. The home is really set up nicely. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting SW Florida. I would of given 6 stars if it were possible. Can't say enough about how easy the rental process went. Susan is wonderful to work with. My wife and I want to back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, very well prepared! Very private.

  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded our expactations. The house was prepared better than a hotel! Pool area was completely private, and gorgeous. 7 mins from closest beach. Many quiet beaches nearby. Definitely check out the South Venice Beach with the ferry ride (house includes free ferry pass).

DEFINITELY want to stay again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Property was very clean had all of the comforts of home. We will definitely be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended place to stay! Thank you so much. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sharky's On The Pier
"Great, fun place to go for dinner and/or drinks! Great for families or couples. Right on t..."
Venetian Waterway Park
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
South Venice
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Venice Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

What to do during your stay in Venice?

The shark tooth capital of the world, Venice, Florida, is known for its spectacular shoreline. Stroll down Venice Avenue with its pink, Italian Renaissance buildings, Mediterranean-style shops and 'umbrella-topped' Canary Island date palms.

1. THE VENETIAN WATERWAY TRAIL & THE LEGACY TRAIL: Venice is fortunate in that we have TWO incredible paved walkways for walkers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and all other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy! The Venetian Waterway Trail runs along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway providing a calming view of boats and dolphins making their way through the channel. The Legacy Trail, recently opened, is a rails-to-trails project that links Venice directly to Sarasota via a paved lane through several different ecological habitats.


You've seen one beach, you've seen them all? Oh no, not here in Venice! Each of our public beaches features its own distinct personality! Check out Casperson Beach at the far end of Harbor Drive for excellent sharkstooth hunting and enjoy the pavilions and playground that are located on the edge of Red Lake. Brohard Beach is our local Paw Park where you can bring your four-legged friends for a romp in the surf! Venice Beach is located directly at the end of Venice Ave. W. Don't miss trying a locally famous 'Jetty Dog' at Venice's South Jetty while watching the surfers (if the waves are good). North Jetty Park also has a walkable jetty suitable for fishing or just watching a sunset. The newly renovated pavilion at Nokomis Beach, along with its access to the Intracoastal is also a favorite of locals!


The Venice Fishing Pier is located at Brohard Park on the south end of the island of Venice, and is owned by the City of Venice. The 700-foot Pier is a great location for fishing and to end the day watching a beautiful sunset. Connected to Sharky's on the Pier, the only beachfront restaurant in the Venice area, the Pier offers Papa's Bait Shop, with live & frozen bait, coffee, treats, jackets, shirts, and more. Nearby are six picnic shelters, two sand volleyball courts, and public restrooms with showers. Open at all times. There is no fee to access the Pier and avid and amateur fisherman of all ages can fish from the Pier without a fishing license.


Crossing one of Venice's bridges to the historic downtown area, known as 'The Island of Venice', instantly transports you Downtown Veniceto a place of unparalleled charm where palm tree lined avenues host an endless array of exciting things to do and see. You’re sure to find a shop or boutique to satisfy your style out of the 100+ unique shops, salons, and other businesses along the Island Avenues of Venice. If dining is your idea of excitement, your palate will be especially pleased. With many sidewalk cafes and several picturesque waterfront restaurants, Venice offers a total dining experience that is truly second to none.


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
July-Aug 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct.-Dec. 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan-March 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Apr-May 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
June-Aug 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Heated pool/weekly $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Check-in time is 4 pm. (unless other arrangements have been made with the owner)
Check-out time is 11 am.
This is strictly a non-smoking home (which includes in and around pool and spa area and garage)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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