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Experience the luxury of a newer courtyard home, which has been recently updated and outfitted with an exciting private heated pool. This is a large size home with 2000 sq ft under air and with a very private courtyard, which adds another 1000 sq ft. There are 3 good sized bedrooms with 3 full baths. One of the bedrooms/baths is located in a casita, which is separated from the main house and ideal for extra guests or a second couple. The furnishings are all newer, including the high quality mattresses. The house is a Mediterranean style. It has large ceramic tile in all the common living areas. The bedrooms have hardwood floors, a rarity in Florida. There is no carpet anywhere, which makes the house extra fresh and friendly to those with allergies. There are 10 foot high ceilings and ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room.
The house is located in Bellagio, the only private gated community on the island of Venice. The community features a large heated swimming pool, a clay tennis court, a well equipped gym, a small library and direct access to the Venetian bike path along the inter-coastal. The beautiful and un-crowded beaches of Venice are within walking distance or less than 5 min away by car. Also within walking distance is downtown Venice, which offers a charming array of restaurants, ice cream parlors and boutique stores. Parks, a golf course, a public library, an art center, a supermarket and a hospital are also located on the island and close to the house. Venice Island is truly a unique location, offering many attractions and amenities but maintaining its small-town unhurried atmosphere. It is also 30 minutes away from Sarasota, which is considered the cultural capital of Florida with world-class museums, a botanical garden, deep-sea fishing, art festivals, shopping and other attractions.
This newer Mediterranean style home was built about 10 years ago and remodeled 5 years ago. It has a wonderful courtyard layout, which incorporates a separate casita with its own bedroom and bath as well as a very private pool. The pool is heated, has spa jets, a waterfall and fiber-optic lighting system. The master bedroom is very spacious and offers his and hers walk-in closets. The master bath has both a large Jacuzzi tub and a Roman-style walk-in shower. Both the casita bedroom and the master have extra comfy king-sized beds. The third bedroom has a queen sized bed and the third bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination. The newer cherry kitchen has Corian countertops, is fully equipped and has a serving bar with stools. The kitchen has a high end gas range-oven, a fridge with filtered water and ice dispensers, a dishwasher, disposal and a reverse osmosis drinking water filter. All the typical small appliances, dishes and utensils are provided. The great room has ample seating and a flat screen TV with free cable and a DVD player. Free internet is also provided with a basic computer in the master bedroom/office and wireless available throughout the house. The house comes equipped with all required linens and towels. There is also a laundry equipped with a washer and dryer available for your use.
Keywords: pool, courtyard, ranch, bungalo, casita, newer
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About the owner: Zig and Sophia Hakiel are the proud owner of this home. We are a semi-retired couple and have spent most of our lives in the wonderful (but cold in the winter) city of Rochester, New York. We have three grown children and enjoy the beach (especially in Venice), boating and making and drinking wine with our friends and family.
Why the Owner Chose Bellagio: We bought our home in Bellagio, since it in many ways represented the ideal winter get-away that we dreamed about for a long time. We rented a house on Venice Island for the first winter of our retirement and very quickly decided that this was a location we wanted to spend much more time in. We chose Bellagio, because it is the only newer, gated community on the Island of Venice and we love its proximity to the beach and the center of town. We chose our particular home, because it was large enough for our (our family's) needs and had the unique courtyard / pool/ casita configuration.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We think our home in Venice is the ideal winter get-away. It is located near (walking distance) the beaches of Venice and the town center. It is also located very close to Sarasota, which offers additional attractions. The house has a wonderful layout, as it is arranged around the courtyard and its (three year old) wonderful pool, which is heated and has spa jets as well as an invigorating waterfall. The great room is very large and open to the kitchen. We love sharing this house with visitors and they can stay in the very private casita, which has a bedroom with a king sized bed and its own bath. Venice is a charming town, which has a rare combination of modern amenities, closeness to metropolitan centers and unspoiled beaches and parks. We simply....love it!