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Tropical Private Setting-Pool-Bike to Beach-Fenced Yard-Enclosed Outdoor Shower

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights

About the property

3 Beds, 2 Bath, Split Floor Plan, Sleeps 6

Welcome to Paradise!

Our house has now been on the vacation rental market for 4 years with great success-

We will continue to maintain our high standards of care to meet and exceed our guest's experience.

Newer to Rental Market with New Carpet, New Paint, New Stainless Steel Appliances, New Furniture, New Linens, Etc...Well Maintained with all contractors in place to care for the property so you can enjoy a worry free vacation.

Spotless-Clean as a pin!

Desirable Location:

Our community's most unique asset- A deeded 1,300 foot private beachfront property on the Gulf of Mexico.

Included in your Rental Rate are passes to the South Venice Ferry which departs less than a mile from your house-(a short bike ride)! The 18 passenger ferry drops local passengers at a private, blissfully quiet stretch of Manasota Key with access to clear surf, deserted shore and spectacular shelling.

Shamrock Park and Nature Center, located 2 miles from your house, offers more than 80 acres of natural area land providing opportunities for nature study, educational hikes, environmental programs as well as facilities for active recreation. Bird hikes, butterfly garden tours, and nature hikes are offered throughout the year. The park serves as the trail head access for the south east portion of the Venetian Waterway Trail. The 10.2 mile trail offers park visitors the opportunity to walk, bike or roller blade from Shamrock Park to downtown Venice, the historic train station and Caspersen Beach.

*Private yet Convenient*

Within 2 Miles:

Walmart Supercenter, Target, Publix Super Market, Coffee Shops, Churches, Fitness Center, Banks, Florist, Beauty Hair and Nail Salons, Unique Shopping, Woodmere Off Leash Dog Park, Pet Shop, Animal Hospital, Restaurants, including but not limited to-Outback Steak House, Rib City, Cedar Reef Fish Camp, Island Cafe, Amore's Italian, British Open Pub, Bonefish Grill, FINs, Sharky's, Sand Trap (great Thai food) etc...

Famous Dome Indoor Flea Market-

Public Golf Courses-

Beautiful Public Beach with Facilities, Cooking Grills , Tables and ample Parking only 3 Miles from House-

More Details

Bonye or Glenn Smart
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Southern
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Bonye or Glenn Smart

My husband and I have been traveling to Venice for 20 years. We were tired of renting houses and being disappointed so, we purchased our first vacation home.

Bonye or Glenn Smart purchased this house in 2011


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Tropical Private Setting-Pool-Bike to Beach-Fenced Yard-Enclosed Outdoor Shower
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Great vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We found the property as described. Neat and clean and well equipped. We had one small problem with a backyard light and the owner came over immediately and took care of it. Great downtown. Clean and quaint. We enjoyed going to Robbie's Reef and the Soda Fountain for pizza. Would definitely recommend this house to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for your kind comments. Please come back and visit Venice soon! Glenn Smart
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Beautifully decorated, clean, warm and inviting pool home that's close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

I had high expectations of this home from the pictures on VRBO and the home was everything I dreamed of. Glen was wonderful to work with and quick to respond to each and every email. It was clear that he took pride in his home and sincerely wanted your stay to be perfect. I loved afternoon dips in the pool followed by dinner by candlelight at poolside. I took advantage of the free ferry to the beach to hunt for shark teeth (Glen even had a sieve for guests to use not to mention bikes, beach chairs, beach towels and coolers). Close to downtown Venice which is a delightful area and convenient to bike paths and dog parks. I kayaked the Myaka river, Deer Prairie creek(only 15 minutes from the house and gorgeous), Braden river and Little Manatee. This home is not just "pet friendly" but pet welcoming which I very much appreciated. Thanks Glen for everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We do indeed strive to make all of our guests comfortable in any way possible. Please return to Venice soon. Glenn Smart
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Beautiful well maintained home and pool.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well maintained home and pool. All new appliances. Comfortable mattress and bedding. Everything you could ask for. If any questions immediate response. Love Dog beach. You couldn't ask for more. The owner is fantastic to work with and lives in the area. We will return.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind comments guys. We look forward to welcoming you back to Venice soon. Glenn & Bonye
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Best Dog Friendly & Super Clean home

  • 5 of 5

This home is spotless and well appointed. We backed our car into the cleanest garage I've ever seen, unpacked and jumped in the wonderful pool! My husband and I, plus our two medium size dogs were right at home. If in doubt, the backyard lawn area is 100% fenced in and has access through the 2nd bathroom which has an outside door for late night let-outs. The kitchen was super clean, with good equipment & knives, a pleasure to cook in, including the BBQ grill was so clean too! We cooked here more than any other rental because it was so nice. Every morning started at Brohard Paw Park with our two dogs - an off lease dog park with beach access, only a short drive away. Bring water bowl & shade umbrella, leave towels in the car for later. There are water hose stations to clean the pups off before heading to your car post-swim. Best meal out - lunch at Cafe Venice $ (also ate at The Old Venice Pub $, Crow's Nest $$$ & Cassariano Italian Eatery $$), best meal in - fresh fish from - Detwilers Farm Market, what a fun place to take in shopping with the locals! This house is the prettiest in the neighborhood - what a relaxing vacation home. This is on our list of best homes to rent!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer - Thanks for taking the time for such an informational review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Venice any time. Hope you can come back soon. Bonye & Glenn Smart
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Amazing !!!! Perfect Home - Perfect Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This home is Amazing !!! From the moment we walked in the door - All we could say is WOW !!! Everything we needed from laundry soap and kitchen supplies, to Bicycles and beach toys was available (high quality and clean). We really enjoyed the ferry to the private beach... we found nearly 1000 shark teeth !!!

The home is so much more wonderful than all that we have looked at. This is our little secret... We are already planning our next years trip !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind comments. Hope you can return soon. Glenn & Bonye Smart
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Perfect place to stay. Clean and spacious!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the house not knowing what to expect. The pictures do not do this place justice. Beautiful inside and out. Quiet friendly neighborhood. Walked our dog each evening. The fairy to a secluded private beach is just a bike ride away! The house is so spacious and CLEAN, it has everything you need right at your fingertips. The partially fenced backyard was awesome for our small dog. The pool was so relaxing and the covered patio made a nice place to eat next to thE pool. Glenn was so helpful and there anytime we had a question. I would definitely recommend this place to all!! Two teenage girls, a dog and my husband and myself. There was more than enough room for all of us to enjoy our own privacy. The area is quiet and the neighbors friendly after sunset I walked the dog through the neighborhood and felt completely safe at night.

We will definitely be back!! Thanks Glenn your house is spectacular!! Angie Hutchins

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie, Thanks so much for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Venice. Glenn & Bonye Smart
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Sharky's On The Pier
Legacy Bike Trail
Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern
Pops Sunset Grill
Bogey's Restaurant & Sports Pub
Casey Key
Venice Beach (Florida)
Robbi's Reef
Bonefish Grill
Made In Italy
Daiquiri Deck
Angelo's Italian Market Incorporated
Sharky's On The Pier
Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern
Nokomis Beach
Englewood Beach
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
South Venice Ferry
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Manasota Key
Car: recommended

Venice Florida is a friendly and vibrant city located between Sarasota and Fort Myers, directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Crossing one of Venice's bridges to the historic downtown area, known as 'The Island of Venice', instantly transports you to a place of unparalleled charm where palm tree lined avenues host an endless choice 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.

We are located 15 minutes from Venice Island. Just a short drive or Bike Ride to the best beaches on the Gulf Coast and just around the corner from grocery stores and other major shopping. Abundant public Golf Courses to choose from. Huge Dog park with Beach to enjoy leash free with your pet.


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
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Security Deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

$795 minimum per week.
Additional surcharge may apply if using heater for pool.
No Smoking Permitted.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
Please do not hesitate to call private owner with ANY Questions or Concerns.
Check Out time is 10:00 am on day of departure.
Check In time is 4:00 pm on day of arrival.
Owner will be flexible with times when possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside 3 - outdoor shower , Enclosed Private
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Oversized including tile floors & large walk-in tile shower.
  • Oversized private tiled Master Bath with large window. Shared tiled Second Bath with Tub/Shower and new linens with natural light.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , New Firm King Matress 2013
  • Split Floor plan for extra privacy pocket slider doors into hallways. Private Master Bedroom with new firm king matress purchased 2013. Features sitting area, new flat screen tv, walk in closet, slider to pool area and oversized ensuite Master Bath. Second Bedroom with Queen Bed. Features walk in closet and two windows for added natural light. Third Bedroom with two Twin Beds. Features walk in closet and and desk with printer for work or study.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Well Maintained inside and outside. New Carpet - Tiled Family Room, Kitchen and Foyer - New plush Linens - New Stainless Steel Appliances - New Furniture. Inside Laundry Room with over sized Washer and Dryer. Split Floor Plan with separated Private Master Bedroom and over sized Master Bath. New King Firm Mattress 2013. Open Floor plan with Cathedral Ceilings. Over sized Screened Entry Way leading to Front Double Doors to enter house. Enclosed Private Pool area with screen. Large Lani area includes large tiles and over sized workable window from kitchen. Well kept private Pool. Cleaned weekly- Fabulous Enclosed, Private over sized outdoor shower, tiled with bamboo mat. Large, Two Car Garage with additional refrigerator. Pest service monthly. Lawn service weekly.

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