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South Venice Beach Home with Private Beach Via Free Ferry

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Front View Tiled Living/Kitchen Master Bedroom Suite With new queen Serta mattress Guest Bedroom With new  Double Mattress Three Season Lanai Gorgeous Private South Venice Beach master Bath with shower Master walk-in closet master bed room with view to walk-in closet and Bath Guest Bath Laundry Room


Last updated: 03/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:28-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

South Venice house description

Enjoy some down time in this immaculate, air-conditioned, comfortable two bedroom, 2-bath home for rent, and only ½ mile to the Intracoastal Waterway in charming Venice, Florida.

Hop the 20-seater ferry for a 2-minute ride to fabulous, private South Venice Beach with your free ferry pass. Bring along the chairs and towels that the hosts provide. The beach is un-crowded and has glorious sunsets.

You can walk for miles to rejuvenate. Use the Venice “snowshovel” to find prehistoric shark’s teeth, as Venice is the Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World. There are a plethora of shells to be unearthed as well-watch the pelicans dive, shore bids hunting for dinner and dolphins swimming as you enjoy the turquoise blue waters.

Upon your return, enter into the all-tiled home. Relax on the leather couch in the open, cathedral-ceilinged living area.

The beige tiles continue in the crisp, freshly painted all white walled rooms adorned with many of co-owner Wendell Welch’s award-winning scenic and wildlife photos.

Barbeque on the grill, eat in relaxation on the tiled, screened and windowed lanai or at the wrought iron glass table in the eat-in kitchen. The kitchen has a microwave and dishwasher and is fully equipped for the creation of simple to elaborate meals, including serving dishes and a service for 6.

The home is WI-FI and plug-in fitted for J45. There are 0ver 200 Dish Network channels plus premium channels to choose from on your 40' Digital Flat screen TV in the living room . You can also play CD’s or watch a favorite DVD.

There’s a queen bed in the master suite with a walk-in closet and ample drawer space. The master also has a private bath with shower.

Your guest/s will rest on the full size pillow top bed in the 2nd bedroom. They can curl up in the comfortable armchair to read. There’s a large closet and small dresser as well.

Sheets are a 300 count for comfortable sleeping and there are 4 pillows per bed with extra blankets for the occasional chilly night.

Park your vehicle in the garage. There’s also an in house laundry room complete with iron and ironing board.

There’s wonderful biking at Shamrock Nature Park, about a mile from the house, and a great bike path along the Intracoastal in Venice, where an occasional eagle can be seen soaring overhead.

No smoking or pets allowed-no exceptions!!

Venice has a beautiful downtown area, with many antique shops, some great eateries and fun boutiques and galleries for poking. There are quite a few lovely beaches here as well, and the North and South Jetties provide great people, boat and dolphin watching-it’s a favorite spot for sunsets, too.

There’s even a bird rookery where you can watch heron babies and, later in the season, the egrets and smaller shorebirds. Venice has two libraries and, if fishing or golf are more your style, there are many in-town and close-by options. The movie theatre is close by, too-less than a five-minute drive. There’s a bowling alley as well.

Just a short drive away you’ll find Sarasota with the wonderful Ringling Museum, the refurbished downtown area, cultural events, a great night life and the Marie Selby gardens, just to mention a few.

If you like nature, Myakka State Park is great for hiking and bird watching, biking, too. You can kayak or canoe down the river if adventure is your style. The tree top walk there is not to be missed!

Do you want to venture further afield? St. Petersburg, with the Baywalk for fun shopping, the Dali and St. Petersburg Art Museums make for a great day trip. Within less than two hours you can be at Busch gardens and three hours will find you on a Disney Ride.

Fort Myers, an hour in the other direction, has the huge Fleamasters Flea market on the weekends and don’t miss the Edison-Ford winter home tour. Naples, Sanibel and Marco Islands can be reached in less than two hours for other great day trips. Art shows abound in the area on weekends, as do many festivals in the winter.

So, no matter where your interests lie, Venice is a wonderful area to spend some time at any part of the year.

Feel free to call your friendly artist hosts, Linda and Wendell Welch, with any further questions.

Keywords: Private Home

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave


          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Garage
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking


          • Satellite / Cable:

            40 "Digital flat screen tv dishnetwork with all the channels plus all premium channels...moreless

          • CD Player
          • Video Library
          • DVD Player
          • VCR


          • Wireless Internet
          • Broadband Access

          Outdoor Features

          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Outdoor Grill


          • Golf
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Kayaking
          • Fishing
          • Fitness Center
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Sailing
          • Parasailing
          • Hiking
          • Tennis
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Surfing
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Zoo
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Miniature Golf
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Antiquing
          • Sight Seeing

          Other Activities

              • Under 10 min. Drive to 5 Beaches 2 hours to Disney Theme Parks, One Hour to Busch Gardens ...moreless


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              • Everything You Need

                Everything You Need

                • Guest Kathy and Jerry (Springfield, MA)
                • Date of stay 02/01/08
                • Review Submitted 07/21/10
                Just pack your suitcase. This rental has everything you need. The owners live next door which is a good thing. They do not intrude on renters yet can be over on a moment's notice if anything requires attending. And, best yet--they are really nice people. We have rented this property for Feb/Mar in 2008 and 2009. We would be renting again but enjoy the area so much we bought a house 1/2 mile away. From internet service to 3 TV's, to bikes, coolers, and beach chairs, the owners have thought of all the little touches to make this your home away from home.

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              • A Florida vacation to remember!

                A Florida vacation to remember!

                • Guest Katherine (Olympia, Washington)
                • Date of stay 07/01/10
                • Review Submitted 07/17/10
                If you read the details about the accommodations, all of it is true. I started my mornings with coffee on the lanai with the scent of orange blossom in the air! The house is live in ready. No need to bring sunscreen or after sun burn relief, it's here! Iron, ironing board, yep! Washer and dryer to keep beach wear ready for the next time, too. As far as we're concerned, we think the beach here is the best kept secret of the Gulf Coast - and it's not crowded! I originally thought I would miss a swimming pool, but had more fun walking the beaches looking for souvenir shells and playing in the shallows. We especially appreciated the wi-fi connection and TV in every room! If you're looking for the right place to come and relax in the sun, look no further! Bookstore, coffee shops, even a Walmart a short unstressful drive! Our hosts were delightful - and made sure we comfortable and wanting for nothing! If you're looking for a great place to stay, this is it! Southwest Florida Gulf Coast is a different kind of Florida - don't miss it! Take in the sunsets! Don't forget the camera!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2014
              30 night min stay

              flat fee
              Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2014
              31 night min stay

              flat fee
              Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015
              28 night min stay

              My Standard Rate
              30 night min stay

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Tax Rate 12%

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              Last updated: 03/14/2014
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              Year Purchased: 2000

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              • Front View

                Front View

              • Master Bedroom Suite With new queen Serta mattress

                Master Bedroom Suite With new queen Serta mattress

              • Three Season Lanai

                Three Season Lanai

              • master Bath with shower

                master Bath with shower

              • master bed room with view to walk-in closet and Bath

                master bed room with view to walk-in closet and Bath

              • Laundry Room

                Laundry Room

              • Tiled Living/Kitchen

                Tiled Living/Kitchen

              • Guest Bedroom With new  Double Mattress

                Guest Bedroom With new Double Mattress

              • Gorgeous Private South Venice Beach

                Gorgeous Private South Venice Beach

              • Master walk-in closet

                Master walk-in closet

              • Guest Bath

                Guest Bath

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Sunday, March 23, 2014

              $1,700 - $2,700 per month (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 03/14/14
              Minimum stay: 28-30 nights
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