Venice Beach House; on the Island; Heated Pool; Prime Location
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Venice is divided into the island and the Mainland. Our house is located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on the island. It is only 0.8 miles to Venice Beach (Pictures 13-15). Venice Beach has free parking, restrooms, showers, and a small restaurant with covered pavilion and patio style seating. The house is 1 ½ blocks to the historic downtown (Venice Ave). Venice Ave. is the main street on the island, it is only 1 mile long, it is lined with tall palm trees, outdoor cafes, specialty shops, boutiques and a community live theater. Our house is minutes to the Venetian Waterway Park (Pictures 19-20), Jetty (Pictures 16-18), pier fishing and gulf side dining (Pictures 21-22)
EXTERIOR GROUNDS; This 2000 ft2 single story house is on a 1/3 acre lot, has a circular driveway, fruit trees including grapefruit and banana, landscaping is professionally maintained (Pictures 3-4).
ENCLOSED HEATED POOL AND LANAI; Lanai includes pool furniture, several gardens, a Weber gas BBQ grill and a waterfall (Pictures 1&2). Pool is heated with a state of the art AquaCal SQ120 Heat Pump which was installed in 2009. This is a large heater designed to bring up the pool temperature quickly. At the option of the Guest, pool may be heated for an additional $200/month. Waterfall will not work when pool heat is requested. Pool is professionally maintained.
BEDROOMS: Master Bedroom opens to the pool courtyard through sliding glass doors with plantation blinds, has a queen bed, master bathroom, Built-in TV with cable service, reading chair and ottoman and solid wood furniture (Picture 8); Second master bedroom suit is privately located on the North side of the house, has a queen size bed, a desk, high speed wireless internet service, TV, and a full bathroom outside (Picture 9); Third bedroom has a twin bed, solid wood furniture, and hard wood floors (Picture 10).
KITCHEN: Was recently remodeled, has maple cabinets, new appliances including microwave, glass top range, disposal and dishwasher, ceramic tile floor, a pass-through window to the pool deck, cookware, glassware and acrylic dishware for use around the pool (Picture 5).
DINNING ROOM: Is furnished with solid wood mission style furniture, has ceramic tile floor and a sliding glass door to the pool deck (Picture 6).
OTHER ROOMS: Family room with ceramic tile flooring and a 32” flat screen TV with built-in DVD and cable service (Picture 7); Living room with hard wood floors (Picture 12); and laundry room; Stdio has a queen sofa bed and hard wood floors (Picture 11).
OTHER AMENITIES: Verizon FiOS Service that includes unlimited local and long distance calling, FiOS high speed Wi-Fi(wireless) Internet and FiOS TV, Iron and ironing board, beach chairs, beach towels, linens, central air conditioning, Books and board games.
BEACHES: Venice beaches are good for shell collecting and are among the best in North America for finding fossilized shark's teeth that are millions of years old and can easily be found. The beaches range from more crowded Venice Municipal Beach to the remote, quiet, and natural Caspersen Beach. If you like quiet, natural beaches without homes and buildings on the shore, consider a visit to Caspersen Beach (Picture 23). You can walk south for miles and see few people, especially on weekdays. Collect shells, sift through the beach sand, look for sharks teeth, relax, or have a quiet day of fishing on nearby Venice 700-foot long fishing pier (Picture 24). Caspersen beach has free parking, showers and restrooms. The closest beach to the house is the Venice beach (Pictures 13-15). Venice beach is only 0.8 miles away from the house and has free parking, restrooms, showers, a covered pavilion with a small restaurant and patio style seating. For dog lovers, The Brohard Paw Park offers dog drinking fountains, showers on decks for dogs only, fire hydrants and leash posts.
GOLF COURSES AND TENNIS COURTS: There are more than a dozen golf courses and eight municipal tennis courts lighted for night play.
BIKING: You can bring your own bike or rent. There are bike paths around the entire island where you can bike to the beach, parks or public tennis courts.
WALKING: Venetian Waterway Park (Pictures 19-20), within walking distance from the house, offers an almost 10 mile of sidewalk trails along the Intra-Coastal Waterways for your enjoyment.
PARKS: Preserved natural environments include over a dozen public parks with exotic palms, flowering trees, and Gulf views. Enjoy bird watching at Oscar Scherer State Park or go canoeing down Myakka River.
ARTS: Local arts include a nationally award-winning community theater, art center, symphony orchestra and two libraries.
RESTAURANTS: Historic Venice downtown, known for its Northern Italian Renaissance architectural style, is within a short walk with shopping and dining places. There are several nearby restaurants with oceanfront or waterfront view. These include Sharkey's on the Pier and Crows Nest Marina Restaurant and Tavern.
AUCTIONS: Venice Auction Company is located on 601 Spruce Street and it is within a few miles from the house. They usually have weekly auctions on Thursdays at 5:15 pm.
METROPOLITAN AREAS: Sarasota is about 25 miles north with many Museums including Ringling Estate Museum and a Marine Aquarium. In Sarasota, you will also find the famous St. Armands Circle, where you will find a large selection of shops, dining and entertainment. Fort Myers is 1 hour south; Tampa and Busch Gardens is 1.5 hours north; Orlando/Disney is 2.5 hours northeast
NEARBY AIRPORTS (Distance from the house): Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, SRQ (28.52 miles); Charlotte County Airport, PGD (39.69); St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport, PIE (68.87 miles); Southwest Florida International Airport, RSW (71.70 miles); Tampa International Airport, TPA (77.76 miles); Orlando International Airport, MCO (145.68 miles).
Keywords: Single House
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
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Ian and Jill. March 2010
Ian and Jill. March 2010
This was our third rental house in Venice and without doubt the best, not only for its location (five minute stroll to the shops of Venice Avenue) but also its facilities, all accurately described on the web page. A couple of very minor problems were sorted immediately after phoning the very helpful and friendly owners. We chose the coldest and wettest March for many years! However the house was cosy, well equipped, very spacious and no problem at all to spend time in. Also the new pool heat pump was well up to the job, keeping the pool at a very pleasant temperature despite night time temperatures dropping into the 40's and daytime temps only reaching the low 70's. Ian swam every day ... even in the rain! Well worth the heating charge unless staying in the Floridian summer months! The security enabled broadband internet was very reliable and also very fast. There is a comprehensive list of restaurants (not all local) in the property with menus to suit all tastes. We agree with the owners that Barnacle Bill's (the one in Sarasota, not the one on Tamiami Trail) is very good. We also liked Snook Haven (at the very end of Venice Ave. East) for an evening drink in tranquil riverside surroundings. (Beware poor food reviews!) We would have no hesitation in recommending this house to friends and would choose it to come back to should we visit Venice again.
- Guest Ian and Jill (Carvoeiro, Portugal)
- Date of stay 03/01/10
- Review Submitted 03/30/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+.
. (MONTHLY RATES) Ranges are based on the number of guests (two to six). Jan, Feb, Mar $4000-5290 Max. number of guests is 4 for June, July, August and Apr $3850-5090 6 for all other months. May $3500-4630 Bi-weekly rates are 60% of monthly rates. Jun, Jul, Aug $4200-4830 7% Florida sales tax and 4% Sarasota tourism tax will Sept $4100-5420 be added. Oct, Nov $3500-4630 Guests under 23 must be accompanied by parents or Dec $3850-5090 guardians.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: My wife & I live in Pennsylvania. We are planning to retire in the next few years. We bought our vacation home in 2006. When we retire, we are planning to spend the winter months in Venice and summer months in PA. Because of our jobs, we can only vacation during summer. We have never been in Venice in Jan, Feb, Mar but we heard it is very nice!
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
We like small-town feel of the Island. There are no fast food or any other “chain businesses” on the island. There are many outdoor cafes, specialty shops, boutiques and even a live community theater within a short walk from the house. The hustle and bustle of a big city or a metropolitan area, however, is only minutes away (in case we ever miss it!).
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are a number of special surprises awaiting you in the Venice area, Venetian Waterway Park, minutes from the house, is a great place to bike or walk and runs along the Intracoastal Waterway. You can find many activities within a short drive or walk, whether you like shopping in the unique stores of the downtown Venice Main Street or prefer golfing, boating, fishing, or just laying on the beach. Venice Beach is only 0.8 miles from the house and is a local favorite, it is a large public beach with free parking, concessions, lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables and showers.
- Primary: Home (610) 351-9995, Cell: (610) 417-1440,
- Secondary: 2nd Cell: (610) 428-6809 (Pennsylvania, USA)
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1) Heated Pool & Enclosed Lanai (Waterfall, Top Left).
3) Front of the House.
5) Kitchen with pass through window to the Lanai.
7) Family Room with flat screen 32" TV and DVD player.
9) The other Master Bedroom privately located on the North side of the house.
11) Studio with pull out couch.
13) Venice beach (0.8 miles from the house).
15) Venice Beach at sunset (0.8 miles from the house).
17) Another picture of the South Jetty.
19) Venetian Waterway Park great for Biking or Walking (1 mile from house).
21) Nearby Golf Side Dinning at Venice Pier.
23) Casperson Beach. Very quiet and natural, 3 miles from the house.
2) Newly re-surfaced pool with mosaic dolphins.
4) Gated back yard.
6) Dining Room.
8) 8) Master Bedroom with travertine floor & glass sliding doors to the Lanai.
10) Third bedroom with twin bed.
12) Living Room.
14) Venice beach before sunrise (0.8 miles from the house).
16) South Jetty (down the street from the house).
18) North Jetty (picture taken from South Jetty).
20) Another picture of the Venetian Waterway (Walking distance from the house).
22) Sharkys on the pier. Beachfront restaurant and Tiki Bar.
24) 700 foot Venice Fishing pier at Brohard Park. No fishing license required.
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