About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 27 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps
Relax and enjoy this 5 star luxury home set on almost an acre
lot. The large heated pool overlooks a bird preserve and the two separate
poolside seating areas, for dining and relaxing, offer complete privacy.
Manasota Beach, with free parking, is just a two minute drive
away and is famous for it’s sandy beach and collecting shark’s teeth.
Apart from the very large master suite with king bed there is also an en suite guest bedroom
with queen bed and it's own access to the pool area. Bedrooms 3 & 4 have
two twin beds. The living area and three other bedrooms have flat screen TV’s.
Free wireless internet Sun loungers
Free local telephone calls Beach Chairs & Umbrellas
Gas BBQ Beach Towels & Coolers
Games Room Intercom/Music system
International airports at Tampa and Fort Myers are just over
an hour away. Major stores and restaurants are close by and several major
shopping malls and outlet mall are within 30 minutes drive.
Gareth Evans (US)
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
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We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property, especially the pool and nearby beach. We were disappointed we had not been informed that the AC could not be adjusted below 74 degrees. The fans helped but it was warm for us the first several days. All the necessary household items were provided so we only had to provide food and drinks. Although generally OK, the house could use a more through "Spring Cleaning".
Garth was very accommodating.
Glad to read that our guests enjoyed the beautiful property. 74 degrees is considered quite low but it could well be that after travelling all day from a cooler climate guests may feel the temperature difference initially. Our cleaners spend a minimum of 4 hours preparing the home for the next guests and over and above 'Spring Cleaning' are only possible a couple of times a year.
We arrived late...it was Dark...but Gareth left welcoming lights on. We quickly unpacked, then spent a lovely few hours in the pool..unwinding after a long journey from England. The Villa is well equipped, spacious, with more hanging space for clothes than our own home...good job since my wife virtually bought everything bar the kitchen sink. The Villa is walking distance to the beach, and just a short drive into Venice itself. Gareth was more than helpful when we asked questions about the Villa and Area. I encourage anyone to stay here..you will not be disappointed.
Lovely chilled stress free stay
This is a well appointed, spacious and clean villa in a great location. We particularly enjoyed the view of the lake and the privacy that it brought to the pool area. You are not overlooked at all. The radio/intercom was very useful while in the lanai area whether using the BBQ for dinner or sunbathing. Everything was working but we knew that help was close by if we needed it. All interaction with Gareth was a pleasure and gave us confidence that everything would be OK on arrival and beyond. It's a short 2 minute drive to Manasota beach and about 15 minutes to englewood beach with some great bars and restaurants. Altogether a really great place to kick back and relax.
We spent a wonderfull vacations there. This was our second time in the house. Excellent!!!
We spent a wonderfull vacations there. This was our second time renting with Gareth. Totally excellent
Pretty and Peaceful + Excellent Customer Service
We traveled from Arizona to stay for a week at this house with 7 people. Other family live near the area and we were visiting them too. The house is large and accommodating, with plenty of room for everyone. It is clean and bright. The pool is nice and we got a lot of use out of it. This house sits back from the road and is very peaceful.
The house is a close drive to the beach and it was not at all a hassle to get there. If you are curious about finding prehistoric shark teeth on the beach, this is the place for it. If you concentrate and search for even just 2-3 minutes, you can find one. I had as much fun looking for them as my children did (maybe more fun). We probably found about 80-90 teeth after a couple days.
The owner provides excellent customer service and is very responsive. This is just as important as the house being nice. We did not experience an issue during our stay, but if we had, I am 100% confident he would have addressed it right away. He was very responsive to my e-mails and questions, and friendly over the phone. Good customer service is crucial with anything we deal with and I think it's important to stress for anyone reading these reviews that this rental house comes with good, competent, genuine customer service.
The best we've ever rented
We've been taking family vacations for over 20 years. Usually, we rent something down at the Jersey shore. It's not cheap, but it's local and easy for all involved. This year, we wanted to do something different and decided to look at Florida. The air fares are cheap (about $200pp) and the rental rates, compared to NJ, are very reasonable. To rent a 4 BR condo at the Jersey shore will run $3k or more. Most of the Florida properties we considered were half that--and all were full houses!
This house itself is large, well laid out, and set back from the road. It has a huge family room, dining room (which we didn't need to use), and living room. Three bedrooms are on one side of the house (for the kids) and the master BR is on the opposite side. The MBR and bath are large, and the bath has a separate large shower and soaker tub. The three smaller bedrooms are by no means small, and everyone was comfortable in their rooms. The kitchen is open and well provisioned. Everything was in working order and allowed us to function as if we were home. We did have a small problem with the disposal (our fault), and Gareth took care of it immediately, even though it was Sunday!
The house is about a mile from the beach, so you'll need to drive if you are hauling kids or stuff. There is a large, free parking lot by the beach. Gareth provides beach chairs for you to bring. Being from NJ, we're absolutely spoiled by the Jersey beaches, where the sand is soft, white, and fine. Not so with Florida beaches, which typically have course sand. The other major difference is the water, which is less rough and much warmer (more like the Caribbean) on the gulf side than the ocean beaches in NJ. If you hate cold water like me, this is a great alternative.
We stayed for 10 days, and we couldn't have picked a worse weather week. It rained most of the time, except for 2 or 3 days. The rest of the days either rained continually or it rained intermittently. That's where the enclosed built in pool came in. It was large enough to accommodate everyone in our party, and was a HUGE hit in between rain showers or when coming back from the beach. Had the pool not been there, the entire vacation would have been a disaster. The entertainment room also helped pass rainy times.
This was the best rental property we've ever experienced--and that's saying a lot because we tend to be picky about where we stay. If we decide to return to the gulf, we'd most certainly rent this home again.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly Rate: $895 - $1295 Monthly Rate $4000 - $4800 Sales and Tourist Tax 12% Cleaning fee $110 Pool heating - $95 p/w $245 p/month Discounted rates for longer stays