Lakefront House, 5 Mins to Beach! Venice. 3BR. Annual Only.
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Nokomis house description
We are offering our cozy and comfortably furnished, three bedroom house in Nokomis, Florida. Available unfurnished for annual rental if tenant prefers.
Nokomis is centrally located on Florida's Gulf Coast, just south of bustling Sarasota and north of the quaint 'old Florida' town of Venice. Our house is in a cul-de-sac on a quiet and well-kept family neighborhood street. A small picturesque lake, often crowded with egrets, woodstorks, and herons, borders the backyard, which is partly shaded by a giant live oak and a tall palm tree.
We are a five minute drive to Nokomis Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. A slightly longer drive takes you to famous Siesta Key Beach and other beaches and vacation attractions in and around Sarasota and Venice. Historic Spanish Point and Oscar Scherer State Park are just a few miles up the road, and Florida's largest state park, Myakka River Park, is about a half hour drive.
ABOUT THE HOME:
The master bedroom has a queen-size bed. One bedroom has a twin bed, and the other bedroom has two twin beds, which can also be made up as a king if desired. All bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans. The large living/dining room has comfortable seating plus a full-size dining table. The furnishings and décor are 'casual Florida.'
The entire house has ceramic tile floors, accented by attractive area rugs. Both bathrooms have combination tub/showers. The air conditioning/heating system is recently new, and the house also has a washer and dryer. There is a small wooden deck at ground level for outside dining, and a park bench at the water's edge for relaxing or bird watching.
Bed linens and beach towels are provided, plus a full complement of kitchen utensils, tableware, dishes, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, and coffee-maker. The TVs (living room and master bedroom) have cable service, and the living room TV has a DVD player. Unlimited use broadband Internet connection is included - just plug in your laptop!
You can fly into the Sarasota airport, which is about a half hour from our house, or you can often find lower airfares to either Tampa or Fort Myers, each about an hour away. Exit 200 from Interstate 75 feeds you onto Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) a few blocks from our house.
For us, the greatest feature of our location is our proximity to Nokomis Beach. It is a lovely quiet beach, with calm waters for swimming and lots of space to spread out. Just bring a book and a beach chair (and maybe a beach umbrella), and relax in the sun. If you walk about 15 minutes south on the beach, you will arrive at Venice's North Jetty, especially interesting at sunset when dolphin watchers join the ranks of fishermen who have spent the day.
You can drive to other nearby beaches: Caspersen Beach, the longest beach in Sarasota County, and Venice Municipal beach, which has a coral reef a quarter mile offshore. Or head north and visit Sarasota's famous Siesta Key, Turtle, and Crescent Beaches.
And when you get hungry, there's no end to your choices. Try Sunset Grill, right across from Nokomis Beach. Or Casey Key Fish House, also nearby. Or explore dozens of other local restaurants and cuisine, including Captain Eddie's Seafood, for some of the freshest casual seafood and friendliest service in the area. Try the nightly specials and weekend music at the Saltwater Cafe, in Nokomis Village shopping center. Or drive over to Venice Island, whose downtown area offers a variety of charming restaurants of all types.
And don't forget to explore Sarasota, just to the north. Sarasota offers a full range of cultural attractions - theatre, opera, ballet, music concerts, galleries, fine and casual restaurants, water sports, and activities of all kinds. Drive downtown, then cross over to nearby Lido Key, browse the shops on St. Armand's Circle, laze at the beautiful Lido Key Beach, and head back to St. Armand's Circle for a relaxing dinner and people watching at Columbia Restaurant or one of the other great restaurants on the circle. Visit famous Ringling Museum, set in John Ringling's mansion, or see a Cincinnati Reds spring training game.
TENNIS... GOLF... WATER SPORTS...
If you like to golf, there are dozens of courses in the area, many of which are open to the public.
If you prefer tennis, there are six public court locations in Venice, and there are two courts right in Nokomis at the local community center on Nippino Trail. If you like to play doubles, just go over to the public tennis center on Venice Avenue on Venice Island any morning, sign up and have a seat. When the current doubles set completes, the next four waiting players get their turn. It is a great way to meet new tennis friends!
If you're interested in water sports, nearby marinas offer charter fishing, kayak, and boat rentals.
Nokomis is just a couple of hours from Disney World, or visit the Busch Gardens amusement park or the Dali museum in Tampa. Or drive south a few hours and head east for a visit to the Everglades!
Keywords: House, Annual Rental
- 1100 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both bathrooms have combination tub/shower.
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 6
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Water View
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Guest comment entered by owner
this is a great place to stay with an acceptually accommodating host. clean, quiet surroundings close to nokomis beach, restaurants both there and in venice. gary craig is very helpful and will go out of his way to make your stay pleasant.
- Guest Robert, Bradford, NH
- Date of stay 01/01/11
- Review Submitted 01/31/11
What a perfect vacation cottage! Charming home that has been well-maintained and it shows.. Every need was taken care of including the discount card for CVS! Truly just bring your toothbrush and enjoy this "old Florida" style lakefront cottage. We would certainly recommend it!
- Guest Claire and Doug MacFayden (Mooresville,NC)
- Date of stay 05/10/09
- Review Submitted 05/10/09
This was our first time in the Nokomis/Venice area. We loved it. The home was perfect. They had everything we needed including cooking spices and paper goods. The home is very roomy and comfortable and the neighborhood was very pretty and quiet. The pond out the back was such a treat. We had all kinds of ducks egrets and herons visiting us. It's a beautiful tranquil spot yet very close to beaches and shopping. We had friends stop and they loved it. We would highly recommend this retreat for a fun filled vacation spot.
- Guest Bruce & Mary (Webster,NY)
- Date of stay 02/07/09
- Review Submitted 02/07/09
$1100 per month. First month's rent and one month security deposit required before occupancy. Owner will consider small pet. Pet fee and pet damage deposit required. Contact owner for details of rental application and lease process.
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- Nearest Airport: Sarasota at 26 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 41` (Tamiami Trail) at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Nokomis Beach, Venice Beach at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Ophelia's Pasta, Saltwater Cafe, Hungry Howie's at 1.3 Miles
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