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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Beautiful 2 Bed/2 Bath Home (Sleeps 6 with pull out sofa bed in the living room)

Beautiful 2Bed/2Bath South Venice home with gorgeous private saltwater heated pool and spa! Located near gorgeous beaches, boating and golf.

Bask in the sunshine on South Venice's private beach, (reachable only by a private 20 passenger ferry) or splash in the clear blue Gulf waters at one of the several nearby beaches. Venice, Florida is the shark-tooth capital of the world, and many beachcombers find these hidden gems while strolling along the water's edge. Chairs, towels, umbrella, cooler and sand toys are provided for you with this rental!

Our vacation home is close to shopping, dining, boating, fishing, hiking and golf. Downtown Venice, a palm tree lined village with quaint shops and many fine restaurants, is only a short 10 minute drive.

A beautiful screened lanai with heated pool/hot tub spa offers refreshing relaxation after a day of sightseeing or beach-bumming. An outdoor grill and dining table (seats 8) is perfect for those nights you'd prefer to stay at home.

The fully equipped kitchen has absolutely everything you'll need, and overlooks the pool from the double french doors.

Our comfortable open living room is equipped with 42'TV and sleeper sofa.

Free WiFi is provided for our guests.

Both the master bedroom and guestroom are furnished with comfortable queen sized beds. The living room sofa pulls out for additional guests. There are 2 full nicely decorated baths.

The 2 car garage is supplied with a washer/dryer, beach equipment, two bicycles and kayaks.

Property managers are a simple phone call away for anything additional you might need!!

More Details

Susan & Ron Donovan (owners)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017

About Susan & Ron Donovan (owners)


Bud & Jill Johnson bought this beautiful vacation home 5 years ago with their daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ron Donovan who reside in southeastern CT. The Johnsons moved to Venice about 7years ago and absolutely love it! Everything is close by - beaches boating, theater, shopping and dining.

Jill and Bud live only 10 minutes away from this rental, and are happy to provide you with everything you need to make your trip to Venice perfect! Looking to purchase a home or rental property on Florida's west coast? Bud is a Florida Realtor and would be delighted to help you find the home of your dreams!

Susan & Ron Donovan (owners) purchased this house in 2011

Why Susan & Ron Donovan (owners) chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Excellent location. Only a short distance to walking trails along the inter-coastal waterway, parks, beaches and boat launches. A 30 minute drive to beautiful Sarasota where you'll find parks, gardens, art, great restaurants and shopping galore. Tampa's Busch Gardens is a fantastic way to spend the day, and only an hour drive from this home. Planning on seeing one of the many theme parks while you're in Florida? Orlando is a 2 hour drive from this home - so, spend the day at Disney and then return to the calm and relaxation of your own private retreat in Venice!

What makes this house unique

The outdoor space (pool/spa area) is gorgeous! You feel like you're on vacation every day - even when you're just staying home!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. We had a fabulous stay in Venice. The house was well equipped with anything you may need. The pool, hot tub and outdoor space was very enjoyable. Looking forward to returning next year. Thanks for everything Susan.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Clean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a mini vacation for my daughters birthday and everything was perfect. The house was clean and close to all of the things we love in the area. The owners were very friendly and communicated frequently. Thanks again for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Spotless House!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, clean, and had everything we could have ever wanted in a vacation rental. It is close to all of the things we love about the Venice area and the owner Susan was very on top of communication! We had a wonderful time and would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home as we came over from the UK and needed a base to visit our daughter and new baby granddaughter in Venice. The whole rental process including the use of the Home Away app was very simple and helpful. It was lovely to speak to Susan on the phone beforehand and this made things much more personal.

Although the house was smaller than we have rented in the past, it was just right for this visit. Everything had been thought of to make our stay comfortable and just like a home from home. We were glad of all the candles when we lost power for five hours in a terrific storm!

The pool and spa particularly were wonderful, spotlessly clean and provided a welcome cool down from the Florida heat.

Fortunately we know the area quite well having been over to the USA a number of times and it was lovely to revisit some of the places we enjoyed on previous trips. We particularly love Siesta Key and recommend the drum circle at sunset on a Sunday evening. Couldn't leave without a meal at Sharkeys either. The ferry over to the private beach was fun, found plenty of sharks teeth and saw a pod of dolphins swimming just off shore.

All in all we had a great trip, thank you so much for everything, we really hope to be back some time and would confidently recommend this holiday rental to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

After so much research we were so happy we chose this house. Super clean and very well equipped, they have thought of everything. We enjoyed time at the beach and relaxing by the pool. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW. Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Two years ago my wife and I rented a $450,000 home on the canal in Cape Coral. That house was beautiful.

Susan's home blew that away. Susan's Venice home was clean, well maintained and properly appointed with all the amenities one needs on vacation. The back yard pool area is so private you feel that you are alone on your own island.

Our stay was not without issues as homes never run smoothly all the time. We lost water when the pump died but Bud was at the house within 10 minutes of calling him and the pump was replaced in less than 3 hours, which was a perfect time for us to visit Siesta Key 20 minutes North.

Location Location Location. This house is ideally located. 5 minutes from Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, Publix, CVS, Dunkin Dounuts, and some of the best beaches in the area. Manasota Key offers Blind Pass Beach a mere 12 minutes south. Take a ride on the Venice Ferry 3 minutes down the road to a gorgeous beach. Sharkey's pier is close by as is Capersen Beach. Go into town for some excellent shopping and fine dining.

Susan and Bud were very accommodating. They were friendly and ready to help if any issues came up. I have recommend this home to a few of my friends and plan on vacationing in Venice, in this home, sometime in the future.

Thanks Susan and Bud. We had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sharky's On The Pier
"Great, fun place to go for dinner and/or drinks! Great for families or couples. Right on t..."
Venetian Waterway Park
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
South Venice
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Venice Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

What to do during your stay in Venice?

The shark tooth capital of the world, Venice, Florida, is known for its spectacular shoreline. Stroll down Venice Avenue with its pink, Italian Renaissance buildings, Mediterranean-style shops and 'umbrella-topped' Canary Island date palms.

1. THE VENETIAN WATERWAY TRAIL & THE LEGACY TRAIL: Venice is fortunate in that we have TWO incredible paved walkways for walkers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and all other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy! The Venetian Waterway Trail runs along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway providing a calming view of boats and dolphins making their way through the channel. The Legacy Trail, recently opened, is a rails-to-trails project that links Venice directly to Sarasota via a paved lane through several different ecological habitats.


You've seen one beach, you've seen them all? Oh no, not here in Venice! Each of our public beaches features its own distinct personality! Check out Casperson Beach at the far end of Harbor Drive for excellent sharkstooth hunting and enjoy the pavilions and playground that are located on the edge of Red Lake. Brohard Beach is our local Paw Park where you can bring your four-legged friends for a romp in the surf! Venice Beach is located directly at the end of Venice Ave. W. Don't miss trying a locally famous 'Jetty Dog' at Venice's South Jetty while watching the surfers (if the waves are good). North Jetty Park also has a walkable jetty suitable for fishing or just watching a sunset. The newly renovated pavilion at Nokomis Beach, along with its access to the Intracoastal is also a favorite of locals!


The Venice Fishing Pier is located at Brohard Park on the south end of the island of Venice, and is owned by the City of Venice. The 700-foot Pier is a great location for fishing and to end the day watching a beautiful sunset. Connected to Sharky's on the Pier, the only beachfront restaurant in the Venice area, the Pier offers Papa's Bait Shop, with live & frozen bait, coffee, treats, jackets, shirts, and more. Nearby are six picnic shelters, two sand volleyball courts, and public restrooms with showers. Open at all times. There is no fee to access the Pier and avid and amateur fisherman of all ages can fish from the Pier without a fishing license.


Crossing one of Venice's bridges to the historic downtown area, known as 'The Island of Venice', instantly transports you Downtown Veniceto a place of unparalleled charm where palm tree lined avenues host an endless array 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, Venice offers a total dining experience that is truly second to none.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £121 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £64
Heated pool/weekly £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Check-in time is 4 pm. (unless other arrangements have been made with the owner)
Check-out time is 11 am.
This is strictly a non-smoking home (which includes in and around pool and spa area and garage)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Venice in the Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Split floor plan - Master bedroom with full bath at one end of the house & the guest bedroom and bath at the other end. A pull out sofa in the living room area can accommodate additional 2 guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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