Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Venice

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Venice. This city's cycling, sporting events and horse riding draw many visitors. Venice Beach and Siesta Key Public Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Venice

Are you searching for things to do in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Venice for its cycling and shark viewing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Venice a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Jacaranda West Country Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Sarasota National Golf Course (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Snook Haven Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Serenoa Golf Club (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Venice

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Venice

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Venice is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Venice Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Centennial Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Venetian Waterway Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • North Jetty Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Brohard Paw Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Venice

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 21 mi (33.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), which is 30.3 mi (48.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Venice?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,244 holiday lettings around Venice. From 335 villas to 1,623 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Venice?

Drinking in salty ocean air, soaking up the sun and losing track of time. Now that's the kind of escape you deserve. HomeAway has 1,047 beachside holiday homes. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our selection here includes:

  • 775 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 559 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 521 shore-front holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Venice?

Our house holiday rentals are real accommodation for real travellers. With plenty of space and privacy, they're perfect if you want to experience life like a local. There are 1,720 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £31 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Condo: 1,034 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • Villa: 374 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Apartment: 89 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.

Can I stay in Venice in a large group?

Holidays with your loved ones can be stacks of fun, particularly when you're staying under the same roof in an amazing new place! If you're travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help out. House holiday rentals are the favourite option for larger sized groups, with 794 listed here. The lodging options that can cater to large groups in the area include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 1,523 rental accommodation suited to that size. Book a night for as little as £35.
  • Looking for a place for 8 guests? We have 379 that will be perfect. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 5? We have 161 accommodation for rent that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just £41 per night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can take your aunt, your cousin and all your friends to Venice.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Venice?

Cut down on those steep accommodation costs with a little help from HomeAway. You'll find plenty of fabulous holiday rentals and save loads! When it comes to getting your hands on an awesome deal, the first place you look should be Pinebrook South. Here, HomeAway has 13 holiday rentals at an average price of £58 a night. You'll find another 23 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Venice Isle Estates. The average price here is £62 a night.

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