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Villa In Beautiful Venice, Gulf Coast

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 60 nights


About the property

Villa in Venice, Florida Gulf of Mexico, USA - Peaceful Yet Convenient Location With 10 Minute Walk To Community Ferry And Beach

Modern 3 bedroom open plan Villa in quiet residential area very close to numerous Gulf Coast beaches. 2 bathrooms, large family areas with private enclosed lanai. Pal tree theme throughout. Unique community ferry to local beach. Local park for lovely walks, stunning wildlife, tennis play area, community centre, etc. See dolphins and Manatees swimming in the Intra coastal. Great selection of boutique shops and restaurants on Venice Island. Visit the famous Sharky's beach front restaurant nearby. Collect fossil sharks teeth on local beaches (and it is safe). Venice also has a local theatre and cinema. Myakka State park is approximately 30 minutes away where you can experience an Air boat ride and see Alligators. Other great restaurants include, Bogies Sports Bar, Luna's (1 meal between 2 as they are massive), Crow's Nest and many more. Sit and have a beer and watch the world drive by at the Frosted Mug.

Keith Ruff
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Keith Ruff

We live in England and have 2 grown up children and little dog called Junior. I still work and my wife is now retired. We love holidaying in Florida with so much to do, totally relax and of course the sunshine.

Keith Ruff purchased this villa in 2004

Why Keith Ruff chose Venice

After visiting friends and holidaying several times in and around Venice we fell in love with the area. We purchased the building lot and had the house built so as we can continue to visit Venice for extended periods for many years to come.

What makes this villa unique

The property although close to main shopping and entertaining areas is also so close to very quiet beaches and nature parks. This is a low populated tourist area and all the more attractive because of that. The beaches are beautiful, and the sea is warm in the summer!


Venice Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large ensuite to master with walk in shower and large bath and 2 wash hand basins. Family bathroom with wash hand basin, bath and shower over.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with Super King size bed with walk in closet. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with King size bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: This is our family holiday home which we hope you will enjoy as much as we do. The location and property were chosen for its position and lovely facilities in the local neighbourhood. Our friends, who are from the UK, manage the property and are on hand to offer advice and assistance if required. We have numerous guests who return annually, as well as ourselves. Outside: The house is surrounded by pleasant manicured gardens and an open aspect. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, beach towels and linen are provided. Cleaning prior to arrival and on departure. Other: 6 seater table and chairs to breakfast nook and 2 bar stools to kitchen. In the Lanai is another 6 seater table and chairs with side tables. Beach chairs and parasols in garage. Multi gym in garage.


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Villa In Beautiful Venice, Gulf Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Clean, roomy, nicely decorated, well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Beds were very comfortable. Lots of room to spread out. Another appreciated feature was that the master suite was separated from the rest of the house by the kitchen. That way the young people could stay up late and not bother us older folks. There was also a sliding door to give the other two bedrooms and bath more privacy. Plenty of cooking and serving supplies. It was fun to take the "ferry" to the community beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freeland, Michigan

Beautiful open concept home, comfortably decorated with all the extras you'll need.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Kieth's home for a tropical Christmas. We enjoyed the proximity to local trails, parks and beaches. My husband and sons took advantage of the nearby intracoastal walkways for running. The shelling is great on several of the local beaches.After a busy day it was relaxing to come home to this wonderful home.

The house is located on a quiet street with very little traffic. It is near many shopping areas, restaurants, attractions and beaches.

We hope to have the opportunity to stay in this home again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed ourselves the house was very nice I would recommend the house to anyone to stay thank u for letting us enjoy your home

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family rented the house for our Spring Break. The house was beautiful, modern, and very well maintained. Very nice neighborhood with friendly neighbors. We would definitely stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham UK

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Florida many times and stayed in good accommodation but never have we stayed in a private villa like this one, this is top draw in every way.

The location is in a quiet neighborhood close to the beaches and shopping centres of Venice

Both outside and inside decor are excellent with every mod con provided a true gem of a place so clean and well furnished with all the essentials provided.

The owners Keith and Tina are so helpful before and whilst there we cannot say enough good things about it.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this beautiful house several times over the years and are always overwhelmed by how peaceful the area is. The house is ideally situated for Venice and Sarasota and provides a great location for exploring Orlando or the Keys.

The house is very comfortable, clean and tidy and obviously well looked after. We particularly love the palm tree d?cor!

The house provides access to a local private beach, which is beautiful and which we have used many times and collected many sharks teeth from Lemon Bay! Additionally there are other lovely beaches in the vicinity.

Venice and the local area provide plenty to do and see, which is why we are always returning! Local restaurants are great, we particularly love Sharky's, Bogey's and Luna's.

A perfect retreat for a holiday in the Florida sun! Will definitely be returning very soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


South Venice is unique in having its own community ferry, which is approximately a 10 minute walk or 2 minutes by car, which takes you over the Intracoastal to a beautiful, clean and sparsely populated beach where you can either relax or walk the beach and collect the fossil sharks teeth which are washed up by the tide.

To North and South there are numerous beaches close by and have different amenities.


From the UK the easiest and best priced airports would be Tampa (1 1/4 hours), Orlando International (2 1/2 hours) or Sanford (3 hours), and Miami (4 hours).

Other airports close by include Sarasota and Fort Myers.


Nearest shops and cinema are between 1-2 miles.

Main shopping centre is approximately 2 1/2 miles.

Venice Island is 3 miles away.

Large shopping Malls are within 30 minutes North and South.

Ellenton designer outlets Mall is 40 minutes.

Further Details:

Shamrock community park is 1 mile from the house where there are lovely Intracoastal walks, children play areas, tennis courts, aerobic and fitness classes in the community centre and basketball.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $138.49
Refundable damage deposit $415.46

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking with full payment 10 weeks prior to arrival.
Please contact owner for directions, driving instructions and any other advice required.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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