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Ave Maria Heavenly Repose

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights


Minimum Stay
28 nights

About the property

2 bed, 2 bath sleeps 4 condo with great views of the Oratory and University.

One enters our condo and instantly feels the spaciousness of the unit, with its open floor plan. As you walk out on the balcony you will enjoy the stunning view of the Ave Maria La Piazza surroundings with the Ave Maria Oratory and Ave Maria University in full view.

The condo is decorated in a traditional Florida Cottage Beach theme that will make you feel like you are right at the beach. If you close your eyes, you can imagine the sound of the waves and ocean breeze on your face.

Our condo is on the top floor, has a well outfitted kitchen, dining room, and living room in an open floor plan. The master bedroom suite includes a large bath and walk in closet, and looks out at the Oratory. The kitchen and guest bedroom both have views out over the Ave Maria open space, and the guest bedroom has its own full bath. The laundry area with washer and dryer are located next to the guest bedroom. The balcony has tables, chairs, and a glider for relaxing in the early am with coffee, or evening watching the sunset. There are fans in both bedrooms, the living room, and on the balcony for those days when a breeze feels nice, and you don't want the AC on.

The unit is completed with WiFi, and 2 televisions, one with HD in the Living Room, and a second with basic cable in the guest bedroom. Guests of the condo have access to the private condominium complex pool and BBQ area.

More Details

Betsy Graham
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 December, 2016

About Betsy Graham

Our home is in Connecticut, and we love to come to Ave Maria and FL for fun with our family, and rejuvenation. One of our favorite experiences in Ave Maria is the Orange Jeep Tour of the Ave Maria Wildlife Preserve.

Betsy Graham purchased this condo in 2013

Why Betsy Graham chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We have family that live in Ave Maria, just a short walk from the condo unit. It is a great way to visit with our children and grandchildren, relax, and explore what southern Florida has to offer.

What makes this condo unique

The uniqueness of the community and opportunity to experience a low key lifestyle appeal to us. Living at the Piazza gives one the sense of a close village, with most everything in walking distance, from the Publix grocery store to shops and restaurants, as well as relaxing walking paths around the lagoons. This is as close to living in a small Italian village as one gets in the US.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Ave Maria Heavenly Repose
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

A great stay

  • 5 of 5

It took me a long search a year in advance to find this condo in Ave Maria and was afraid I may have made a bad choice BUT I did not. The condo itself is so delightful with decor I loved. Everything was so comfortable and our every need was met.

The beds were super comfy. The cupboards are complete with EVERYTHING.

The town of Ave Maria is unique and we really enjoyed having a few restaurants and a large Publix grocery store right outside our door. Don't be concerned about the Pub just below as the Windows blocked any noise very well. It was actually nice to sit on the balcony and listen and watch the activities and just closing the door if you tire of it.

We took daily walks all around AV and really got to know it. The pool is also a very short distance and is almost private. Although, we got to know some of the other visitors while enjoying the nicely heated water.

The location may seem far out from things, but we found the drive to Naples simple and we went there and Fort Myers area often. We even went to Miami Beach one day. Loved the access to take out from the restaurants that we could enjoy in our beautiful setting.

Our arrival was made so easy by Kelly. She explained everything and if you can't remember it all don't worry. Betsy has made all the info you would ever need in the blue notebooks. I consulted them often. Since we make it our practice to always go somewhere new when traveling, we will probably not return to Ave Maria so grab it if you can.

I would recommend this condo for retirees or couples. Take the Orange Jeep tour. Visit Naples Pier and Tin City .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent value for the money

  • 5 of 5

I use VRBO regularly. This is the best rental I've experienced. Beautiful, spacious condo in perfect location for our stay. Large, clean, well decorated with excellent kitchen. We will definitely use this condo on our next trip. Thanks Betsy.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that Heavenly Repose worked out well for you. It is rewarding to hear others appreciating the condo as we do. Thank you!
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Truly a Heavenly Repose

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the condo....beautifully decorated, so well appointed in the kitchen with lovely dishes, glassware, utensils and cookware. Bathrooms were great, especially the shower in the master suite and lots of places for all our clothes and things. The location was also perfect...watched the sunsets most every evening from the balcony (as there was sun every day but one and very warm temps).

We enjoyed the heated pool...so welcome compared to freezing temps in most pools. We loved being so close to the church...to walk to Mass and make a visit anytime...like having God as our neighbor. It was so nice to work with the owners, and the property manager was also very accommodating. So peaceful and relaxing...we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keystone Couple

  • 4 of 5

We loved the quiet of Ave Maria! The apartment was very well furnished and maintained; great place to make day trips yo Naples, Marco and Sanibel and come 'home' at the end of the day. The property manager was pleasant, helpful and attentive. Wish there a few more restaurants. One improvement needed is cable. Despite the operating instructions getting news for early morning updates and at bedtime was a daily challenge.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. As you mentioned Ave Maria is a perfect location for day trips to nearby areas. We are so sorry to hear that you had cable difficulties, and wish that our property manager had been made aware. She is pretty handy with the cable which at times has had 'issues' that she has quickly corrected. If you think it is an instruction sheet error, we would really appreciate knowing that so we can correct it. Our property manager specifically checks the working condition of the heat and AC, as well as the TV and internet before and after each renter. We are so sorry you didn't mention it to her. She is available 24/7 for any issues that crop up. Again, we thank you for staying with us, and are glad you enjoyed Ave Maria and the area. Betsy Graham
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Ocean View, DE

A Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely well equipped and maintained condo. Convenient location. Great communication by both owner and property manager. Enjoyed our stay in this cute town. We were away from the crowds yet able to visit many friends in the Naples area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McHenry, Il USA

Ave Maria Condo

  • 5 of 5

This was a very high quality property. It is built well and furnished beautifully. It was exactly the location we wanted to be, close to our college age kids. Quiet and comfortable. Walkable to everything. The manager and owners were attentive to our needs and questions. Would definitely stay here again, looking forward to it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Southwest Florida Int. Airport, Ft. Myers, FL
Nearest Barpub
Queen Mary Pub, Ave Maria, FL
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Panther Run at Del Webb, Ave Maria
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
Milano's Pizzaria, La Piazza, Ave Maria, FL
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Delnor-Wiggins Pass SP, Naples, FL
Car: necessary

The Orange Jeep Tours originates in Ave Maria and offers the visitor a naturalist guided jeep tour through the Ave Maria preserve; heading south Everglade City is a short 45 minute drive to tours of the mangrove trails through the Everglades and the Everglades National Park; closer in is the Seminole Casino in Immokalee and the Corkscrew Swamp Audubon Sanctuary. Heading west to the Gulf of Mexico is Naples, 25 miles away, with shops, restaurants, and beaches!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £812
Housekeeping fee £122
Tax Rate 10.0%

No pets nor smoking is permitted on any part of our condo property.
Payment by check is preferred. Echeck via the portal is available.
Length of stay negotiable - please call to discuss your needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Ave Maria in the Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1219 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful glass and tile shower with bench, double sink
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located right next to the guest bedroom
  • Both bathrooms decorated in a beach theme; include hairdryers, and amenities to start your stay - soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , TV in bedroom; Expansive views of Ave Maria area
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Lovely view of the Ave Maria Oratory and LaPiazza area
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our condo is decorated in a lovely, relaxing Coastal Beach Theme, reminding one that Naples, Fort Myers and Marco Island beaches are within an hours drive. There is lots to do within Ave Maria, with its shops, restaurants, walking paths, Orange Jeep Nature tour, and the Panther Run golf course, at Del Webb. There are several attractions in close driving distance. The Seminole Casino is 7 miles away in Immokalee. Slightly farther out is the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, only 16 miles away. Naples is about 25 miles away with many stores, beaches, and preserves to explore. The Everglades is an hour away with opportunities to explore the mangrove swamps with a National Park or private guide, or own your own.

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