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Susan & Ron Donovan (owners) Bud & Jill Johnson (owner)

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english


21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan & Ron Donovan (owners) Bud & Jill Johnson (owner) (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Susan & Ron Donovan (owners) Bud & Jill Johnson (owner)


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) Bud & Jill Johnson (owner) purchased this house in 2011

Why Susan & Ron Donovan (owners) Bud & Jill Johnson (owner) 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!


based on 21 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

After so much research we were so happy we chose this house. Super clean and very well equipped, they have thought of everything. We enjoyed time at the beach and relaxing by the pool. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW. Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Two years ago my wife and I rented a $450,000 home on the canal in Cape Coral. That house was beautiful.

Susan's home blew that away. Susan's Venice home was clean, well maintained and properly appointed with all the amenities one needs on vacation. The back yard pool area is so private you feel that you are alone on your own island.

Our stay was not without issues as homes never run smoothly all the time. We lost water when the pump died but Bud was at the house within 10 minutes of calling him and the pump was replaced in less than 3 hours, which was a perfect time for us to visit Siesta Key 20 minutes North.

Location Location Location. This house is ideally located. 5 minutes from Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, Publix, CVS, Dunkin Dounuts, and some of the best beaches in the area. Manasota Key offers Blind Pass Beach a mere 12 minutes south. Take a ride on the Venice Ferry 3 minutes down the road to a gorgeous beach. Sharkey's pier is close by as is Capersen Beach. Go into town for some excellent shopping and fine dining.

Susan and Bud were very accommodating. They were friendly and ready to help if any issues came up. I have recommend this home to a few of my friends and plan on vacationing in Venice, in this home, sometime in the future.

Thanks Susan and Bud. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed. The owners thought of every detail. The property manager, Bud, was very helpful.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a GREAT vacation in Venice, Florida at this home even though the weather wasn't cooperative for our two weeks. Nonetheless, this home provided everything we needed as it was well stocked and the hot tub kept us warm on the cool days and nights. Bud and Susan were both very helpful and pleasant to work with. Home was very clean and comfortable, thank you! We will be back when we are in the area next time.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Luv it, Luv it, Luv it!,,

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit was as great as our first! Clean, cozy, well appointed. Oh, did I mention clean? Venice is one of the best kept secrets in Florida. So much to do and see. The owners were responsive to all of our requests.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It makes us happy when our renters love it just as much as we do!! Happy Holidays!!
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Family of 4 from Boston

  • 5 of 5

The house wa perfect for our family which includes two teenagers, a girl and boy who both loved the house and enjoyed the indoor pool so much! have stayed in many VRBO properties and this house was very nice and had everything you could wish for. Very clean and great floor plan that was so wonderful to come back to. We used the beach a lot and the pool was great for evening dips! Our kids loved it and cannot wait to go back! Went to Universal for the day and this was just a super location with wonderful owners to work with. I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sept-Oct. 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
November-December 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
January - March 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
April-May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
June-Aug 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct.-Dec. 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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