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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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:
23 June, 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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the South Venice in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Perfect home close to many beaches. Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for a family get away with my mom and 3 children ages 5 to 9. The home was very clean and the owners have absolutly everything covered. We loved the privacy of the home and the pool and hot tub was a huge hit. Spent almost every evening in the hot tub and when we were not at the beach or shopping, the kids were in the pool so there was always something to do. There are so many different beaches near by. We particularly enjoyed Caspersen (for the shark teeth of course.) And South Venice beach is beautiful! This is my first time renting a vacation home and Susan made is so effortless. The kids and I hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, very well prepared! Very private.

  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded our expactations. The house was prepared better than a hotel! Pool area was completely private, and gorgeous. 7 mins from closest beach. Many quiet beaches nearby. Definitely check out the South Venice Beach with the ferry ride (house includes free ferry pass).

DEFINITELY want to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was very clean had all of the comforts of home. We will definitely be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended place to stay! Thank you so much. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic and quant Florida getaway property

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely perfect. Best experience(by far) with VRBO. Special attention to details evident with this rental. Photos and discription of property are true representations. Very clean inside and out. The pool and spa areas are beautifully landscaped in a private intimate setting. Wonderful property for restful and romantic stay or family vacation. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Leaving refreshed and happy. We will be back(soon I hope)!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth! So glad you enjoyed your stay in our home, and we hope that your anniversary was perfect!
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Very nice home in an older neighborhood. The pool was wonderful.

  • 3 of 5

The only complaint that I had was the shower water was a little cool for my taste. Should be set around 120 degrees. The inside of the coffee pot was like a quarter inch of sludge. Previous renters didn't realize that the pot comes apart for cleaning. Other than those two things it is a great place for two parents and two kids.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As this was our first review with anything less than 5 stars, we were a bit disappointed to read this guest's reason for the 3 star rating. We, along with our housekeeping staff, work diligently to have a meticulously clean home for all of our renters. Previous clients often mention that our home is spotless upon their arrival in their online reviews. Our cleaning crew even adds special touches for our new arrivals, such as fresh flowers on the kitchen table, or a bottle of wine (if we know they are celebrating a special occasion.) The coffee station is routinely disassembled, cleaned and tipped over to drain completely when preparing the house for the upcoming guests. Our sincere apologies if this was overlooked prior to our guest's arrival. The housekeeping team will be sure to double-check this in the future. We have contacted all recent (and current) renters to see if they have experienced an issue with water temperature to determine if we have a problem we need to address. All other guests reported that the water temperature was fine for them. A new hot water heater was installed in this rental home by a licensed plumber in 2015, so hopefully it is working properly and set at the appropriate temperature. Once again, we strive to provide excellent customer service, and will continue to do so for all of our vacation renters.
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Ideal place for Venice Beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Easily would stay here again. Great location, clean, beautiful pool and grounds as advertised. Rental process with VRBO was easy. Owners very organized.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alexander - so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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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

Prices for this holiday house in the South Venice, 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
April-May 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July-Aug 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct.-Dec. 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Jan-March 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Apr-May 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
June-Aug 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £61.07
Heated pool/weekly £38.65 + Tax
Cleaning fee £115.95 + 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 60 days before check-in date.
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