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Charming 1/1 Historic Cottage Near Beach, Venice, Biking & More

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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7-21 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Eagle's Nest is a charming vintage cottage in the Nokomis Historic District, one mile from scenic downtown Venice, 1.5 miles to Nokomis Beach, steps from Pocono Trail Nature Preserve and Nokomis Center Park, the Legacy Bicycle Trail, and much more.

This adorable bungalow has all the creature comforts, including decks front and back, and a private garden for relaxing. Decorated in Old Florida cottage style, with warm pine floors, colorful beadboard walls and ceilings, Hunter ceiling fans, rattan and cottage furnishings, new queen sized pillow-top bed, shell-covered clawfoot tub. The country farm-style kitchen has a new 10 cu ft. LG refrigerator/freezer, two induction cooktops, a butcher block countertop and a farmhouse sink. Turn-key furnished with quality appliances, linens, utensils, etc. Efficient electric heaters and window a/c units. Responsive owner on-site—no impersonal agents or absentee landlords.

Historic District Charm
Located in the Nokomis Historic District, a small enclave of vintage homes and businesses near US 41 and Colonia Lane. Includes four antiques shops and four restaurants (Evergreen Cafe, Curry Creek Cafe, Captain Eddie’s Seafood, Bayside Grille), all within walking distance. There is a fresh fish market and an organic produce stand just two short blocks away. We are just a mile from historic downtown Venice, with all its 1920s charm and fun shopping and dining.

An Ecoturism Paradise
We are in an ideal spot for enjoying an unspoiled part of Florida. Just 1.5 miles to the clean white sands of Nokomis beach, so load the car up with our snorkels, beach chairs and cooler and make a day of it, walking the sands and sea oats of Casey Key, or stroll to the Venice Jetty to people-watch and check out the fishing. We have numerous other great beaches nearby, as well.

Cruise the 15-mile long Legacy Bike Trail, just 1/10 mile away and extending all the way to Venice Beach. Enjoy a picnic under the spreading oaks at Nokomis Community Center. Walk a block to Pocono Trail Preserve where you can bird watch and see Florida wildflowers, or take a guided nature tour. You're just four and half miles from Oscar Scherer State Park, great for bicycling, canoeing or kayaking, plus we're a short drive to the scenic Myakka River.

Personal Attention to Guests
We offer three vintage vacation properties along a spacious block in the Nokomis Historic District, which we call 'Floridaloha.' Each of our cottages is recognized by Sarasota County as a historic property. We go out of our way to make sure your vacation is enjoyable and that you find local attractions that suit your needs and desires. For more information, see www.floridaloha.com

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25, though younger renters accompanying an adult over 25 will be considered....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    eCigarettes allowed...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    One dog over 2 years old and less than 30 pounds allowed. Pet fee and extra cleaning applies....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Small set of stairs (4)...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • This cozy bedroom has a pillowtop bed with crisp cotton sheets, dresser and night stand, and an old-fashioned Hunter ceiling fan. The beadboard walls and ceiling are relaxing shades of vanilla and bamboo. The L shaped extension includes an armoire and a modern vintage-style sink....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • The adorable bathroom has a period tile floor and the original clawfoot bathtub, updated with shell mosaics, modern plumbing and fixtures. Stainless steel handles on both walls make tub entrance and exit easy. We provide large fluffy towels and shelves to hold your personal products. A 38-gallon hot water heater ensures toasty showers and baths....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please see our other Floridaloha vacation properties at Homeaway #253504 and #254876, and visit our website at http://www.floridaloha.com...moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Just 1.5 miles from Nokomis Beach on the Gulf of Mexico....moreless

  • Village:

    In the Nokomis Historic District, with four antiques shops, four restaurants, a fresh fish market, organic product stand, parks, kayaking and more....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Charming drop-leaf vintage painted table with two chairs, two additional chairs for guests. PLUS, a four-top patio umbrella table on the back deck....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Quiet and efficient LG window a/c units in the living room and bedroom....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In adjacent building....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two electric 'wood stoves', one in the bedroom and one in the living room. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Verizon FIOS Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheet sets provided, along with cotton comforter and soft blanket....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 4, includes convertible twin sized bed within an ottoman/coffee table, 32' Sony TV and DVD player, audio CD player....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    In your own driveway, off a quiet lane. Room for guests to park behind you safely....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    In your own driveway, off a quiet lane. Room for guests to park behind you safely....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen, bath and beach towels provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In adjacent building, cleaning products supplied....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Verizon FIOS Wi-Fi, works inside, outside and in the back garden....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    They are electric but resemble a wood stove! Two electric stoves, one in the bedroom and one in the living room. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Multi-cup and single-cup coffee makers both provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Quality knives, gadgets, small appliances....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 4, additional dishes available on request if you have guests....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Modern LG Refrigerator/Freezer, apartment sized. Icemaker available in laundry room....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette consists of two rooms, one for prep and one for dining....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    Stainless microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Cuisinart convection oven/pizza oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices and condiments provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Modern LG Refrigerator/Freezer, apartment sized....moreless

  • Stove:

    Cuisinart Convection Oven/Pizza Oven. Two portable Frigidare Induction Burners. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Rentals nearby...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large private wooden deck front and behind the house, additional deck in the garden....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many courses nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals nearby...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Electric grill...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Large private wooden deck front and behind the house, additional deck in the garden. Not covered or screened....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    One block away at Nokomis Center Park...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May/June 2015
May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$750 $2,200
Summer 2015
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015
14 night min stay

$675 $1,800
Fall 2015
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015
14 night min stay

$750 $2,200
Jan-March 2016
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
21 night min stay

$785 $2,500
April, 2016
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
14 night min stay

$785 $2,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

One month = 28 days, remainder is pro-rated. ONE dog <30 pounds, some restrictions apply, check w/owner. Inquire re: cancellation policy. U.S. checks, postal money orders, credit cards thru Homeaway. No Canadian checks. Substantial off season discounts (Apr-Dec) for 3-7 months, ask for a quote. Stay >> six months and Florida waives your state tax. By law we can't rent <1 week.


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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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Location

23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Captain Eddie's
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bird Bay Executive Golf Club
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Tampa
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-75 and Laurel Rd. (Exit 195)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Captain Eddie's, Curry Creek Cafe
1.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Nokomis

Car: Recommended

Nature, walks, hikes, biking, kayaking, fishing, beachcombing, walking, music, drum circle, ukulele, beaches, antiques, antiquing, shopping, boutiques, restaurants, tropical landscape, creeks, bay, river, key, gulf, water, ocean, dining, outdoor dining, quiet, old Florida, parks, tennis, golf, classes, farmers markets, thrift stores, Floridaloha, cycling, cabin, paddle boarding, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba, diving, sailing, charters, al fresco, ecotourism, concerts, theater, river, alligators, birds, birdwatching, butterfly garden, clean, fossil hunting, geocaching, relaxing, bungalow, cottage, retreat

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, geocaching, fossil hunting, bike trail

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I am a former marketing executive, freelance writer, published author, avid local historian and amateur musician who spent time growing up in Florida in the 1950s. My grandfather had rental property in Sarasota and I am carrying on the tradition. I am in love with the natural beauty of Florida, which is why I selected Nokomis as my home and have worked to restore several vintage buildings as vacation rentals. My goal is to show my guests the best that 'Old Florida' has to offer by giving them an immersive experience in the design and culture.

Why the Owner Chose Nokomis:
Eagle's Nest was originally the caretaker's house at Eagle Point, Bertha Palmer's hunting and fishing resort in Venice established in 1916. The resort was sold in the early 1990s to a real estate developer who used this home as his office. In 2004, this cottage was on the last buildable lot in Eagle Point, which was sold to someone who wanted to put a larger home on the site. I was offered the home and two small out buildings if I would relocate them, which I did. I moved them to a lot in Nokomis where I had two other historic homes, and in 2009, after Nokomis improved Colonia Lane and brought county water lines into the area, I restored the cottage and created a wonderful little 'Old Florida' oasis, adding it to Floridaloha, my enclave of historic vacation rental cottages.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is a home in near original condition but with all modern infrastructure, new wiring, plumbing, appliances. So you get to enjoy the ambience of Old Florida with the convenience of modern comforts. The house has original heart pine floors, an antique rug in the living room. I have selected all furnishings and planned the decor to provide you the coziest and most charming experience possible.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Our 'Old Florida' cottage waits for you!

    Our 'Old Florida' cottage waits for you!

  • Eagle's Nest awaits!

    Eagle's Nest awaits!

  • Antique rug over heart pine floor, original vintage artwork.

    Antique rug over heart pine floor, original vintage artwork.

  • 32' HDTV with cable and wi-fi. Selection of books and games.

    32' HDTV with cable and wi-fi. Selection of books and games.

  • Looking from the kitchen into the living room.

    Looking from the kitchen into the living room.

  • The sunny kitchen has a Kohler farmhouse sink

    The sunny kitchen has a Kohler farmhouse sink

  • Hoosier cabinet is great for storing non-perishable groceries.

    Hoosier cabinet is great for storing non-perishable groceries.

  • Microwave, Cuisinart convection oven and storage for pots, pans and small appliances.

    Microwave, Cuisinart convection oven and storage for pots, pans and small appliances.

  • Armoire for clothing, also a three drawer dresser. Extra storage available.

    Armoire for clothing, also a three drawer dresser. Extra storage available.

  • The beautiful shell mosaic on the  tub is the inspiration for the bath colors

    The beautiful shell mosaic on the tub is the inspiration for the bath colors

  • Rear shed holds cushions, beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and extra space to store luggage or clothing.

    Rear shed holds cushions, beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and extra space to store luggage or clothing.

  • Your secret garden at Eagle's Nest

    Your secret garden at Eagle's Nest

  • Welcome to Eagle's Nest

    Welcome to Eagle's Nest

  • Vintage cottage style! LaZBoy sofabed in living room.

    Vintage cottage style! LaZBoy sofabed in living room.

  • Vintage Ethan Allen writing desk.

    Vintage Ethan Allen writing desk.

  • Porch deck outside the front entrance.

    Porch deck outside the front entrance.

  • Modular kitchen with two induction burners and quality cooking utensils

    Modular kitchen with two induction burners and quality cooking utensils

  • Dining room has plenty of storage. Large variety of dishes, appliances and gadgets provide.

    Dining room has plenty of storage. Large variety of dishes, appliances and gadgets provide.

  • Sunny dining room with cottage style furnishings, hoosier cabinet, lots of storage

    Sunny dining room with cottage style furnishings, hoosier cabinet, lots of storage

  • Comfortable queen-sized bed and vintage Turner prints in the bedroom.

    Comfortable queen-sized bed and vintage Turner prints in the bedroom.

  • Bathroom with original 4-foot clawfoot tub, has handles for easy entry and exit.

    Bathroom with original 4-foot clawfoot tub, has handles for easy entry and exit.

  • Entrance to the private garden

    Entrance to the private garden

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Minimum stay: 7-21 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/17/2015
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