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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)

Beautiful 2Bed/2Bath South Venice home with gorgeous private saltwater heated pool and spa! Located near gorgeous 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Susan & Ron Donovan (owners)


Bud & Jill Johnson bought this beautiful vacation home 5 years ago with their daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ron Donovan who reside in southeastern CT. The Johnsons moved to Venice about 7years ago and absolutely love it! 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? Bud is a Florida Realtor and would be delighted to help you find the home of your dreams!

Susan & Ron Donovan (owners) purchased this house in 2011

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 a fantastic way to spend the day, and only an hour drive from this home. Planning on seeing 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!


South Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

" Best Rental in Venice" A home away from home, the best ever! You have to experience to believe.

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Don,

Even though I have not personally met either of you, my first rental experience with Home Away and you were effortless. From the moment we decided to book, the contact via email, to the arrival to your home, I have to say it was the best. You have thought of, and provided all of the necessary things to feel at home. It was very clean, comfortable, private, and oh so relaxing. This was my first rental, and I hope to rent again from you someday soon. Our stay was from March 11 thru March 25, 2017 and we were very lucky to have had good weather.

Your informational book provided in the home was well used. The places you suggested to visit was perfect. We covered a lot of the gulf coast during our stay and it was comforting to know we would come back to 155 Loyola and relax in your beautiful hot tube and pool. What a life to have. I feel we were blessed to have stumbled across your rental when we were looking 8 months ago.

Sorry to say our relaxed Floridian life has ended and now it is back to the real world, but we will always be grateful and thankful for the use of your rental and hope to visit again soon.

Love Floridian life and plan to retire in Venice soon!

A very satisfied customer.


  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Florida Experiene!

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described and pictures on VRBO were exactly correct as the house and pool area were. Wonderful information about the house in the Guest Book! It was very detailed and helpful. We loved all the beach accessories made ready for our use. Everything needed was available. The pool and hot tub area were an added plus for this rental Susan was very accessible and ready to help in any way. We loved the 5 weeks that we spent here!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this "home away from home" last fall and it was everything we could have wanted in a vacation home & more!! The instance we walked in it felt like home ~ so warm and inviting and so clean!!. It has always been a pleasure for us to visit Venice. The beaches are spectacular and the downtown area is so enjoyable to spend as much time as you want browsing the quaint stores to see what treasures you can find. We visited some of the great restaurants in the area but our favorite time of the day was spending the nights out by the heated pool/spa. Relaxation at it's finest!! I cannot say enough about how accommodating Susan was to us. She is the best!!! Thank you so very much Susan for all your help!! We will definitely return to this rental home if available.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This rental truly felt like we were at "home." All of us enjoyed this comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful vacation staying here. Loved the spa and pool. Hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. We had a fabulous stay in Venice. The house was well equipped with anything you may need. The pool, hot tub and outdoor space was very enjoyable. Looking forward to returning next year. Thanks for everything Susan.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Clean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a mini vacation for my daughters birthday and everything was perfect. The house was clean and close to all of the things we love in the area. The owners were very friendly and communicated frequently. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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

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
April-May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Heated pool/weekly $50 + Tax
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 30 days before arrival date.
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