|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A spectacular beachfront home overlooking secluded Manasota beach on the gulf of Mexico. This is a large home with plenty of room for everyone to move around, relax and have fun. First floor is a large open floor plan with a large front foyer, bar room with a pool table, large kitchen, media room, laundry room, half bath and a full pool bath that can be entered from inside or outside if coming from the pool . There is a large open staircase. The master suite is located on the second floor and is very large with 2 balcony decks overlooking the gulf, a king size bed and living room area, 2 full baths, plenty of dresser space, large hall closet and washer and dryer. There is also 3 additional large bedrooms on the second floor each with a king size bed and plenty of dresser and closet space. Each has a bathroom attached. There is also an additional sitting room with a pull-out queen size sofa bed. The 3rd floor has a cozy bedroom with 2 twin size beds and 2 pull-out twin size beds (oversized chair) with a balcony to sit and overlook the beautiful gulf of Mexico. This home has gorgeous views from every room!
From the moment we pulled into the driveway we were immediately blown away - this house is absolutely beautiful! It was very clean, all amenities were basically covered for us, only thing we had to provide was the food and drink. As soon as you enter through the gigantic set of teak front doors your eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning views of the gulf through all the doors/windows along the rear of the house. Attention was definitely paid to details with this property - from the open floor plan to the in-house elevator to the massive master bedroom suite. The house has 5 bedrooms (4 with king beds, 1 with 2 twins and fold-out couches). There is also a sitting area outside one of the bedrooms that contains another fold-out couch. There are also 5 full baths (2 of which are in the master suite) and 2 half baths. TV's are provided in every bedroom as well as the media room, with AppleTV (Netflix, Hulu) with each. Waking up in the morning in the master suite is something that words cannot describe - the view off the foot of the bed is wall-to-wall gulf and palm trees. The kitchen is quite large, with pairs of everything - dishwashers, ovens, sinks and refridgerators. There is a screened porch directly off the kitchen, in addition to a large rear patio with furniture and palm trees next to the pool. The pool itself it nice although unfortunately one panel of the screen covering was missing from a storm prior to our arrival and as a result the pool was dirty on a daily basis with bugs and sand. The owner's were very responsive and were working to secure a new pool person while we were there although the pool was never cleaned once during our stay. There are several large sheds next to the pool containing umbrellas, chairs and toys for the beach. The beach itself is awesome, with a large amount of private space and a gorgeous view - we literally saw maybe a dozen people a day walking along the beach but that was it. Venice itself is about a 15-20 min drive, and Englewood about 15 mins south. There are some restaurants and stores within a 15 minute drive but it's not overly commercialized - in fact it appears that the Venice/Englewood/North Port areas are all suffering from economic downturn with significant amounts of vacant stores. All in all we had an outstanding time and would definitely come back, not to mention recommending this property to everyone we know who would be interested.
We had a wonderful time, celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with our whole family. Our 2 Kids and spouses and 4 grandchildren. Amazing house, sunsets, views, pool, beach, very relaxing!
This home is what a beach 'vacation home' should be! The setting - with the pool, patio, directly on the beach ... is perfect. The owner is genuinely interested in our satisfaction, and we were! We will be back! Great family and couples vacation with plenty of room ! Couldn't be happier ... worth every penny!!
Us and two other families stayed in this house in January for a little get-a-way and it was wonderful! There was plenty of space for everyone! Very clean, spacious, and relaxing. Our favorite was finding all the shark teeth at the beach and the heated pool. The owners were also very friendly and answered any questions we had. Would defiantly come back, highly recommended!!!
Spent several days over the New Years holiday at this amazing house. Just steps from the beach with an exceptional sunset each night. We stayed in the third floor "crow's nest" with a large walk-out balcony - stunning. Swimming pool was delightful for relaxing and the billiard room provided some fun when night fell. Whether just a romantic getaway or spending a vacation with friends, don't pass up this gorgeous property.
My wife and I had the opportunity to visit this incredible ocean front property with a few of our closest friends the first week of the new year. With so many options to consider online, you just never know exactly what to expect when hunting for a place to stay. I am taking the time to write this review to share our experience with anyone who is considering an ocean front stay in the near future.
The minute you pull into the driveway of this amazing ocean front estate, the stress of your travels will instantly fade away. We had no idea what to expect when we opened the front door. Of course we were impressed by the photos and description of this ocean front oasis online, but we have stayed at other weekly rentals before that looked a whole lot better online than when you experienced them in person. Let me tell you this... NOTHING will prepare you for the feeling you get when you walk through the front door of this property. If you like spacious open gathering spaces with soaring ceilings in every direction, this property will not disappoint. The beauty of the decor and the incredibly relaxing setting is second to none. After using the elevator to take our luggage to our suite, we took a tour of the property to get the lay of the land. I must say I was very excited to see the billiard room and stunning gourmet kitchen. We spent allot of time playing pool and preparing some pretty terrific meals during our stay. I honestly can not think of one single amenity that wasn't right at our fingertips!
We spent most of our day as one should while in Florida... soaking up the sun on the beach, or taking a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool overlooking the ocean. It was really rough, but we managed to enjoy every single moment of this trip! Every guest room was appointed with absolute luxury in mind. Our room had a balcony overlooking the ocean and the decor and furnishings were simply perfect. Our bathroom was spa like with the look and feel of a master suite.
This vacation home by far scores the highest in every category when comparing it to other properties that we have visited during our travels. A very big THANK YOU to the owners of this incredible property for allowing us to experience it! We are already planning our next visit !
Glenn and Nancy
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£811|
|Cleaning Fee||£406 + Tax|