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Bayfront House with Amazing Views -- Heated Pool & Boat Dock

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This is one of the most popular and rented homes in the Venice area. Quality and value keep this home booked year round. Always spotless and first class in every way. Don't you and your family deserve the best for your vacation home?

There is no smoking permitted anywhere on the property, inside or outside. Pets may be accepted. Pets accepted under the sole discretion of the owner. No cats. If desiring to bring a pet, provide the breed, and weight in your inquiry. Please check availability calendar first. Rental requests must include your phone number. I desire to speak with tenants before accepting online bookings.

This direct bay front estate home lies along the shores of Dona Bay. This 1994 home sits on a very large, private lot and has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a formal and casual dining area, large family room (with a new hi def 52' flat panel LCD TV and DVD/DVR), living room, a large kitchen, laundry room and garage. All rooms are oversized, with the home boasting over 2700 sf under air. The home is on a street of multi million dollar homes. Of course, High Speed Wi fi, too. The king and queen bed are new, quality, 14" memory foam mattresses with luxury toppers and mattress pads, and fine linens and comforters.

With the large private deck and heated (electric heat pump) pool as a centerpiece and the bay front providing big water views, the views are magnificent from every room in the home! The home has a private boat dock and boat lift for fishing and boating. The home is wonderfully decorated and is equipped with everything (even the hi def 52' LCD TV and DVD/DVR). It also has Verizon FIOS high speed wireless internet. The home has just been painted and is extra clean. With the split plan and two living areas, the home is spacious and comfortable. The three bedrooms sleep six, but with special arrangements can accommodate up to eight. Please call for special arrangement information for more than six guests.

Our guest reviews at the bottom say it all. Please take the time to read our reviews. Also notice no reviews are submitted by owner. They all are directly from our guests. (One must question the validity of reviews submitted by owners)

Many beaches nearby. Venice and Nokomis beach 1.5 miles away and Siesta Beach about 20 minute drive. Enjoy boating, fishing or crabbing on your private dock with boat lift. Canoe or kayak from Oscar Scherer State Park. Boat rentals nearby. Bicycle to the beach or public tennis courts, which are both about one and a half mile away. Many fine restaurants in the area. Many beautiful golf courses to choose from. Rent a boat, windsurf, parasail or charter fishing nearby. Shell and shark's tooth hunt on the famous Casperson Beach. A 15 minute drive to Sarasota and 50 minutes to Tampa (Busch Gardens and Adventure Island), and 1 hour 45 minutes to all of the Orlando attractions. Yes, I mean Disney and much more.

Keywords: Luxury Private House / Villa

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017

About Bryan

I love the Venice / Sarasota area and all that it has to offer. We reside next door so you will always rest assured your vacation home will be in top notch condition. I take great pride in offering the finest vacation home in the area.

Bryan purchased this house in 2005

Why Bryan chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Location, amazing bayfront views, private pool and boat dock, privacy from neighbors, large house with fantastic floor plan, large rooms, quality furniture, decor, and bedding.

What makes this house unique

Bayfront with private boat / fishing dock. Amazing waterfront views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Nokomis in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • I will email a rental agreement regarding cancellation policy and other legal lingo. Telephone conversation required before confirmed booking.
  • No smoking anywhere on the property, inside or outside, is permitted.
  • Pets and boats may be accepted with additional fee. Please provide pet or boat information with inquiry. No pets in the swimming pool.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Two seperate vanities, closeted toilet, huge tub, luxurious.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , Off pool and master bedroom. Great addition to master suite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Other (See Description) - Contact the owner for options for more than six guests.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), contact the owner for more than six guests.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Brand new 52" flat panel LCD television with dvd and dvr in the living room. 27" TVs in master and second bedroom. Verizon FIOS hi def with dvr and Verizon hi speed internet wi fi


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Bayfront House with Amazing Views -- Heated Pool & Boat Dock
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Great Vacation Home Rental

  • 5 of 5

This property was every bit as nice as depicted in the photos. It was clean, well maintained and had everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. It easily accommodated our family of six. We had fun fishing from the dock, swimming in the pool and just walking through the quiet neighborhood where it's located. There are numerous restaurants, shops and public beaches nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place we've stayed at in the area

  • 5 of 5

My family visits the venice area every year and this is by far the best place we've stayed. The location is central to everything and there's amazing views from almost every room. The boat dock is great for fishing,we ate fresh fish and blue crabs every day caught right off of the dock. I usually don't feel at home on vacation but from the first night I felt comfortable and at home here and the time went by to fast. The house has everything you need for plenty of people. There were 7 of us and the house is so big you never feel crowded. Will definitely be are place to stay from here on out. The owner Bryan is very friendly and easy to work with and lives next door if there was ever an issue but I doubt there would be because the house is very well maintained. If you're looking for a great place to stay with even better views don't hesitate to stay here you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC & Venice FL

The BEST Rental

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this lovely home for 6 years for the winter season...we are the folks with "right of first refusal" that have been blocking anyone else from enjoying its benefits and location. Due to our prolonged and so enjoyable stays here, we now have bought our own home and won't be renting any more. And believe me, we would have bought this home if we could have afforded it...Bryan isn't kidding when he speaks of million dollar homes. We will truly miss living right on Dona Bay. The location is close to everything, the lot is huge and offers privacy and yet you have the ever-changing panorama of the sky, the water and its denizens. The other reviews below (including some of our past ones) will give you all the details of why this is the best place to rent whether you're a large group or a couple and they are all true. We just simply wish our "winter home" a fond farewell with thanks to Bryan and to urge others to enjoy what we did for six wonderful years!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My family recently rented this house from Bryan for a week for our family reunion. The house is in a really lovely, safe location (on a street with many other fine homes) and is exceptionally maintained. There are instructions for renters posted throughout the house and it is very clear that the owner cares about the maintenance of his property and keeping it in great shape and well cared for. Bryan was very accommodating with our unique sleeping arrangements (7 adults, 3 singles...) We spent most of our time on the lanai, and much of it in the pool. The lanai area is very large and spacious, the pool is really clean. There were absolutely no issues whatosever with our stay but I'm confident if there were, Bryan would have taken care of them immediately. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this house again or to rent from Bryan.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dona Bay Home

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our vacation. It was clean and the pool was grand. The fishing was fun but didn't catch much - but the dock was great to "fish watch" from...plenty of linens, towels, beach towels, etc. I would have liked to have more cookware as we were looking for things to use - not a big selection but it got us through the week. Owner was great and fixed the grill when we mentioned a small issue. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing place!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Donna Bay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this home last June and it was PERFECT! Loved the location, clean, well kept, owner was available if we needed anything. Gorgeous property, Bay-Front and the pool was a hit with the kiddos! Plenty of room for hanging outside/poolside and a table for outside eatery. Great views. Large open floor plan. We will definitely go back again!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many throughout area and Sarasota too
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nokomis Beach and Venice Beach
Car: necessary

Located about 1.5 miles from both Venice Beach and Nokomis Beach. Only 10 miles to Sarasota and 60 miles to Tampa and 120 miles to Orlando. Make a side trip to Busch Gardens, Tampa and of course, Disney in Orlando. Or just relax at our fine beaches, play golf and tennis year round, many fine restaurants and local activities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Nokomis, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Season
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £77.59 + Tax
Pet Fee £77.59 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please check availability calendar. Holidays may be peak season rate.

If desiring to bring a pet, please give breed, and weight of animal(s). We do not accept all pets and reserve the right to refuse reservation at our discretion based on pet's breed and size. Pet fee is charged for each pet if more than one is accepted.

Between June 03 and August 26, only weekly rentals of Saturday to Saturday are accepted. On most weekly rentals, Saturday to Saturday stays are preferred. This best fits most visitors scheduling while maximizing occupancy. Other stay options may be considered. Less than weekly stays may be available upon request. Just ask.

Current years guests have first option to return the next year. Therefore, we do not accept reservations more than one year in advance.

50 % due upon reservation
balance due three months before arrival date--
Credit card payments accepted with 5% fee added to total

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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