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Waterfront Villa in Venice, Heated Pool, Private Dock (Gulf access) WiFi, HDTV

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 27 - 30 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6, BBQ, Fishing, River view, Golf nearby

Stunning riverside villa with private dock, heated pool, lanai, 2100 sq feet of air-con. Verizon FIOS HDTV, high speed internet, free phone calls within USA and Canada. The street is quiet and safe (no thro-traffic). Recently re-modeled to a very high standard with everything that you could need. Landscaped garden and beautiful views over a nature reserve and salt water creek. Boat access to the Gulf from the private dock. Only a few minutes from many golf courses and the white sandy Gulf Coast beaches. The cathedral ceilings make it bright and open. It has a well-appointed modern kitchen. The large master bedroom with its fabulous en suite bathroom and tray ceiling has direct access to the pool area and is placed on the opposite side of the house to the other bedrooms, which gives peace, quiet and privacy. The pool has a removable safety fence. See www.rodmct.gmxhome.de for more information about Venice and lots more photos of our piece of paradise..

Fishing and Boating Paradise!: You can enjoy the luxury of fishing and boating from your own private dock in the back garden. The community boat dock and ramp is 200 meters from the front door. This allows you access from the doorstep to the deep sea fishing and all other boating pleasures of the Gulf within 15 minutes ( at idle boat speed) .

Thrill and bargain seekers!: For the thrill seeker Busch Gardens, Tampa is less than hour's drive away with the full selection of parks at Orlando (4 Disney Parks, Sea World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, 4 Water Parks, the opportunity to swim with dolphins, night clubs etc.) just one and a half hours away .

The shopaholics are also well catered for with Designer Outlet Malls at Ellenton 25 minutes away and the designer shops at the St Armand's Circle even closer.

Flying and biking fans !: Venice Municipal Airport is less that 10 minutes away, offering rental and instruction possibilities for private pilots. The airport's central position on the Gulf Coast makes this a wonderful base to explore Florida and the Bahamas by small plane with countless airfields to visit, most of which will gladly provide a courtesy car for a couple of hours at no cost!

The Gulf Coast has a well developed network of bike paths for cycling enthusiasts. In particular you have direct access to the Legacy Trail (a converted railway line) just round the corner in Laurel Road which then takes you directly to the Oscar Scherer State Park in a few minutes by bicycle.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Rod & June MCTAGGART

June and I cannot spend as much time in our piece of paradise as we would like so it is available to rent. We speak English and German.

Rod & June MCTAGGART purchased this villa in 2004

Why Rod & June MCTAGGART chose Nokomis

We are hobby pilots and have flown in many parts of the world including most of the USA. When we first visited Venice we fell in love with it and decided to buy a place there.

What makes this villa unique

Venice offers the perfect compromise with fabulous beaches and the relaxed living style of the Gulf Coast while still being in easy reach of the entertainment in Orlando and Tampa and everything they have to offer. Unlike some areas on the Gulf Coast there is easy access to all of your shopping needs but the house is located in its own little piece of paradise as the pictures show!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful time in your beautiful house this year that we are immediately booking January AND February 2008. Thanks again! Beryl and King Whitney. New Fairfield. CT 06812 USA


Hello Rod and June! We're finally home and getting settled. We had THE

BEST time in Florida. The house was just perfect. Loved it and look

forward to going back again next year. We left a very lengthy letter in your guest book. So

you can read it when you are down for your holiday. Hope your weather is as

good as it was for us! Bruce will be happy to hear about you adding internet access!!

Many thanks again for sharing your wonderful vacation home. We can't think

of another thing to improve it. It's just perfect. Loved the privacy and

the view. Our best to you! Bruce and Michaele. Brewster, MA 02631 USA
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Nokomis in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Commercial vehicles, RVs, trucks, trailers, boats (or ANY vehicle with advertising showing) may NOT be parked overnight anywhere in the community.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , 2 sinks
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , with direct access to pool and lanai
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 walk in closets
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , walk in closet
    3rd Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , walk in closet
  • In other words: 1 King bedroom with en-suite bathroom and His + Hers walk in closets and baby cot, 1 Queen bedroom with walk in closet, 1 Twin bedroom with walk in closet. Every bedroom has its own cable TV and DVD player.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private dock with a permit for a motor boat with up to 10.8 inches draft, (the community boat ramp is two hundred yards away), private heated pool, gas barbecue, screened pool area with removable child safety fence, Family room with large screen HDTV and DVD/CD player. Every bedroom also has its own TV and DVD/CD player. A Tivoli Two HiFi FM stereo radio (compatible with iPod and other players) and a Sony HiFi center with iPod docking station, Tuner and CD player are available. Wireless internet access is available over broadband DSL WiFi modem. Bring your own laptop. Please note that that local deed restrictions forbid any recreational vehicles (RVs), boats, trailers, commercial vehicles and vehicles with any form of advertising to be parked outside overnight. If any such vehicle can fit into our standard size garage (which can take two medium sized cars at a squeeze) for overnight parking, then there is no problem. 


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Waterfront Villa in Venice, Heated Pool, Private Dock (Gulf access) WiFi, HDTV
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Northampton, England

Venice waterfront villa,Nokomis

  • 5 of 5

The property was every bit as good as the description and photos on the web site and was very clean and comfortable.

Access to local area beaches was very good and there were several good restaurants not far away particularly the Crows Nest at Venice Jetty where we also saw dolphins and manattee most evenings. We even saw a manattee swimming down the creek at the bottom of the garden!

Boat hire was available from Nokomis at the boatyard on the Intracoastal waterway.

We have been to Florida 11 times and this was easily the best house we have ever rented and we will be back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that manattees are still coming up the creek to the house! With the nature reserve on the other side of the creek there is always some interesting wildlife to see looking out over the garden from the pool. We are pleased that everybody enjoys our piece of paradise! Rod and June
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Coralville, Iowa

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice clean home with nice updates and well-maintained, great pool, very beautiful backyard and creek area with lots of wildlife, fishing off the dock area or at a park just a couple hundred yards away. Very convenient to downtown Venice and beaches. Only 3 minutes drive to Calusa Lakes and Mission Valley Golf Clubs-very nice clubs that allow the public to play. Very handy and newer Publix grocery store 2-3 minutes away. Sarasota also has a Costco and WalMart only 20 minutes away. I-75 is only a couple minutes away and easily accessible for day trips to Sarasota, Tampa, among others. Ringling Bros. Museum and home is very interesting and a must see at Sarasota.

Casey Key Fish House, Fin's at Sharky's, Cafe Venice were some of our favorite restaurants. Don't miss the food stand at the north jetty that has great burritos after a morning walk on Nokomis Beach.

Rod and June were fantastic to work with and we would recommend this home to couples and families looking for a very nice vacation experience.

Denny, Susie, Ron, Jo

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We are pleased that you like the updates and improvements and look forward to having you back again soon! Rod and June
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Excellent well equiped accomodation with a pool

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was excellent in a quiet neighbourhood .I enjoyed cooking on the BBQ by the pool as well as dining out at the many local restaurants. The pool was secluded allowing for a relaxing morning swim before breakfast as well as an evening dip. Venice is a pleasant town within cycling distance with a great ice cream parlour and interesting shopping. The beach is nearby and lots to do in the surrounding area. Great holiday .

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We look forward to having you back again!
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Wonderful, relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazingly well equipped, organised, clean and spacious. Good instructions for all the equipment and how to reach the house. The pool and BBQ area we used all the time for breakfast and evening meals. Watching the passing wildlife was terrific. Being from Scotland every thing was different. I loved the raccoon family and the different birds.

There are lots of cycle tracks round about the property to use the bikes provided and you can get down to the beach, too far to walk.

Lots to do round about. Venice is a nice little town with a great icecream shop! I especially enjoyed the Salvador Dali Art Gallery in St Petersburg.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you like all of our recent improvements! Come back soon!
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Perfect Family Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much of letting us use your wonderful home - we had such a great holiday and the bikes, fishing rods and beach gear were all well used and were fab! We did a 1 day kayaking session down at stump pass with Easy Kayaking, which was beautiful, a day trip to myaka, day trip to st petersburg to see the new dali museum on the waterfront (fab building and great art collection) and numerous jaunts in and around venice to various beaches - all pristine. Casey key fish was a favourite restaurant and the margarita on the beach at it's tiki hut was memorable!

You are very lucky to have such a great holiday home in a very pretty setting. All in all we had a fantastic time - thank you once again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you had a super holiday!
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Bodio Lomnago, Italy

Floridian paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Rod and June's gorgeous house is in a fantastic location. Very close to the classic floridian attractions - beaches and shopping malls - but also very tranquil with serene views over the creek. No need to go visit wildlife parks - you can watch the wildlife from pool-side. We found there was something in the area for everyone. We enjoyed the shopping and a visit to the Busch Gardens themepark but were also amazed by the beautiful historic John Ringling Mansion and art gallery in nearby Sarasota. Plan a long trip because there is a lot to see and do - although you may find it difficult to drag yourself away from your holiday home - it's so comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: April 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As Vari says the shopping opportunities are endless including the nearby Outlet Malls for those of you needing Consumer Therapy !!!! ;-)
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fort Myers & Tampa (1 hour)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Calusa Lakes
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 75 (Exit 195)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Saltwater Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Casey Key / Nokomis beach
Car: necessary

See www.rodmct.gmxhome.de for a link to our own web site for a fully functional version of the Google Map of the house, with Birds Eye photo views from North, South East and West, Street Views, Satellite Views, directions etc.

The house is located on the Gulf Coast, 1 hour from both Tampa and Fort Myers airports and less than 2 hours from the theme parks in Orlando (4 Disney Parks, Sea World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, 4 Water Parks, the opportunity to swim with dolphins, night clubs etc.) The area offers everything imaginable for the discerning holiday maker from white sandy, award winning, beaches to art galleries, theaters, excellent restaurants, nature reserves, wildlife, and outdoor sports. All of this can be enjoyed in the sunshine with average 75° temperatures. What ever your pleasure, golf, tennis, sailing, boating, fishing, shopping, or eating - the Gulf Coast is a must and Venice is the ideal base for your holiday.

Other Activities: Venice airport is five minutes away for all types of flying activities

Golf: There are two sets of ladies golf clubs available at the house and Calusa Lakes Golf Course is only 3 minutes away! Florida's Gulf Coast is a golfer's dream. Within the greater Sarasota area there are 44 golf courses all beautifully presented with stunning water and sand features. In the immediate Venice area there are 6 excellent golf courses.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Nokomis, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring-Summer-Autumn 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Snow Bird low season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Snow Bird high season 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
27 night minimum stay
for 27 nights
Spring-Summer_Fall 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
27 night minimum stay
for 27 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £371.3

$100 electricity is included in the rent per month.(i.e. $50 for 2 weeks)
i.e. Normal aircon costs are included and you only pay for pool heating (typically $5 a day) if you use it.
Any excess electricity and a fixed charge of $125 for normal cleaning at the end of each rental is deducted from the deposit.
Arrival after 16:00pm and departure before 10:00am.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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