Island Beach House in Old Florida Neighborhood 2 Blocks from Beach & Downtown
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- Minimum stay:84 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Private home with best location on the island. This is a quiet, walking, bicycling neighborhood. A cheerful, comfortable house with large yard surrounded by large trees, private backyard. The master bedroom is large(wall removed between two bedrooms), the large screened porch has ceiling fans. The eating areas, both off the porch have large sliding glass doors that slide into the walls which gives you the feeling of eating outdoors. Plenty of storage space for luggage & incidentials in the utility room. More space located in enclosed, 2 car garage. A separate office allows you privacy and keep cluttered projects from sight by just shutting door. Utility room also has washer, dryer & utility sink. The kitchen is spacious with eating area, & window overlooking backyard. We have a birdfeeder located off the porch for bird watching(sea birds, cardinals, parrots & if you're lucky-bald eagle. We've also spotted fox, armadillos, bobcat, rabbits.
PRACTICALITIES: ON THE ISLAND MINUTES AWAY BY CAR FROM THE HOUSE
There is a hospital in case of an emergency. The grocery store is located across the street from the hospital. The library has computers available as well wi-fi.
Other airports to consider are Ft Myers(60 miles away) and Tampa(100 miles).
Orlando(Disney World/Epcot) is 4 hours away. Connected by interstate highway.
Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Miami
POST OFFICE and BANK only 3 blocks away.
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
sports and adventure activities
- Surf Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Room
- Linens Provided
- Study Room
- Ducted Cooling
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Ducted Heating
- Alarm Clock
- Local Maps
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Gas Heating
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Beach Towels
- Lawn / Garden
- Screen Porch / Veranda
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Needs up-dating; windows can't be opened!!
Needs up-dating; windows can't be opened!!
Our daughter said it all when she arrived for a visit: "I feel like I just walked into a set from the Dick VanDyke Show." It was comfortable but dated. More importantly, though, it was AFTER we had signed the contract and sent the full amount that the owners (who are really very nice) said "Don't open the windows." I immediately called to ask why and was told that the windows are old and the hardware in danger of being broken and there are no screens...and anyway the two big sliders could be open to let in plenty of fresh air. Well, yes BUT....the two sliders are in one end of the house and the bedrooms in the other. There is no air flow and to make it worse there are no ceiling fans in the bedrooms. And in any case, regardless of haw safe a neighborhood it is, who would want to leave the sliders open all night?? We also found a "For Rent" sign in front of the house which the owners wanted left there so people would know to look on "Home Away". We agreed to that but after the third person peering in the living room window we put the sign away. Between the master bedroom being practically airless and with black-out shades and no curtains feeling like a tomb, it was not comfortable, regardless of its large size. If you want a phone or cable you have to deal with Comcast and make the arrangements yourself; a royal pain. As I said, the owners are very nice but they are asking premium rent for a house with some major shortcomings.
- Guest Elizabeth C.
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/18/12
Owner response: Most people would like to step back into Dick Van Dyke's house. Our home is typical of many Florida homes as shown by the many detailed photos. They give a very good representation of the house, i.e. the large master bedroom shows the shades and no curtains or fan. People in Florida use their air conditioners and don't open their windows. The numerous past tenants have found the home very comfortable and concerns noted have never been an issue. Previous tenants have liked the blockout shades for sleeping and privacy. The shades can be raised during the day to let in the glorious Florida sunshine. The home is very bright and open. Future tenants can expect to find a fan in the master bedroom for their use if they feel a need for it. The rental sign that shows the HomeAway listing number is used as a marketing tool for prospective future tenants. We do not allow the house to be shown to future tenants while someone if in the house. If a current tenant objects to the sign being posted during their stay, it can be taken down. Comcast--We pay for the connection fee($50), and the tenants have the account in their name and choose what they want from the comcast menu. That gives the renter flexibility. Comcast has a full range of services: including cable tv, phone, and internet. I'm truly sorry that they didn't like the house. They are going to be hard pressed to find a nicer Venice home in this prime location at the price they paid.
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Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2013
84 night min stay
Notes: price includes utilities, trash pickup
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Fees and Taxes:
- Tax Rate 12%
- Cleaning $200
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- Nearest Airport: Sarasota/Bradenton at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: interstate 75 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Lake Venice Golf Club at 2 Miles
Quiet neighbohood. Large lot with mature trees. 2 blocks from beach and town.
Kitchen nook and sliding glass door that goes into wall.
View of other side of large Master Bedroom
From entry area looking into Dining Room.
Porch from back yard.
Separate Office Room.
Caspersens Beach early morning--5 minute drive
Venice Avenue park trail from town to beach.
Ringling Museum in Sarasota(30 mi. away). Bus also available.
Looking from kitchen to dining room.
Master Bedroom with Queen-size bed and flat screen tv
From Dining Room looking into entryway.
Venice beach with lifeguard stations--5 minute walk
Caspersens Beach--5 minute drive
Farmer's market in downtown Venice-3 blocks from house.
Spanish Point tour in Osprey(15 mi. away).