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Perfect Venice Island Vacation Home!!

Venice, FL, USA
  • House1283 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Island of Venice 2 bedroom, 2 bath close to downtown and the beach!

When you think cozy cottage, located right on the desirable Island of Venice, our property at 236 San Marco will certainly come to mind. Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath home features a Split floor plan, making it ideal for privacy. The Living area is spacious, boasting a beautiful Wood-burning fireplace, small formal Dining room, Galley style kitchen, and a bright closed- in porch for those lazy days. The quaint backyard has a cute sitting area, and is completely fenced in making it ideal for a dog. Our home is generously stocked with all the items you'll need to make your stay a pleasant one. Our location puts you within walking distance to the beach (20 min), downtown Venice with lots of shopping and great restaurants (15 min), and Publix grocery store (8 min). Or, rent a golf cart and enjoy all that the Island has to offer! It is a true gem of a property on the beautiful Island of Venice!


James and Laura Wilson

Member Since 2017
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About James and Laura Wilson

James and I believe in experiences and spend as much as time possible travelling to get out of the cold Michigan weather. After travelling to the island of Venice a decade ago to visit his parents we decided this was a special place and we wanted to spend more time here. Once a year turned to twice a year and after coming down 6 times in 12 months we realized it was time to establish a future. This is our retirement home, and we are both thrilled and honored to share it with you because we have a few years to contribute before we call it quits and move down for good! There are many, many amazing places to travel but we have never felt as much at home than Venice. We hope you love it as much as we do! Laura and James

James and Laura Wilson purchased this House in 2017


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Second Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Master Bath
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Second Bath
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air
                    • Fireplace
                    • Garage
                      Carport only
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Dryer is located w/the washing machine in a room at the back of the house (outside).
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens are provided.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      There are also (4) Beach towels to use.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing machine is located w/the dryer in a room at the back of the house (outside).


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Available to you are paper products to get you started, along with some spices! Also, 4 Beach towels and a Beach bag are located in the Hall Pantry.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The backyard patio in uncovered with a table & 4 chairs, along with an umbrella. Also, available are (2) Chaise loungers. Chair cushions are avail. in the Utility room, next to the laundry.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Fenced in backyard w/ privacy.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      The BBQ has a 20 lb. Blue Rhino Propane tank. Once empty, it would need to be swapped out @ the renter's expense. They're less than $ 20.00 to swap out at Publix, Walgreens, or Ace Hardware.


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • playground
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      4 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Delightful Home on Venice Island

                                                      Richard G.Manchester, NH

                                                      This home on San Marco Drive in Venice (on the island) sits back off the road for added privacy and neighborhood perspective. It's a recently renovated two bedroom - two bath home with all the modern amenities. Furnishings and décor are eclectic and it's just a fun place to spend some vacation time. The location is great, especially if you like to walk the neighborhoods of the Island, walk to the beaches or to the center of town. All major services are within minutes and restaurants abound. We found the owners very responsive to several questions and one minor plumbing issue we had with a clogged disposal. We recommend this property without reservation!! It was a great place to escape our New England winter!

                                                      Clean and comfortable

                                                      Richard S.

                                                      Had a great time . Property well managed and comfortable. Close to everything we wanted to do. Beaches, tiki bars, shopping. It couldn’t have been better for us .

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you Richard...I know you didn't get to stay long, but we're so glad you had a great time in Venice, and that our home worked out well for you!!! Take care! James & Laura.

                                                      Wonderful cottage in great location

                                                      Robert (Bob) & Marie R.

                                                      What a well-decorated cottage with every convenience of home! Very clean and stocked with more utensils, small appliances, pots & pans, and gadgets than any place we have rented before. There's a brand new BBQ grill. These owners thought of everything - there's even a first aid kit! Only a couple of blocks from downtown area shops & restaurants, short drive (or walk) to beach, convenient to grocery and other shopping, and it is situated in an area of Old Venice that's perfect for walking around the neighborhood on the sidewalks, biking in the reserved bicycle lanes, or just lounging in the fenced-in back yard. It was very comfy inside and outside. Husbands will especially appreciate the wide range of cable channels, including an array of sports stations, plus movie channels, too. The owners were great to work with and concerned that we had everything we needed. Can't say enough good things. We loved it!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you so much for your kind words Marie & Bob. You guys were a pleasure to have as guests. Thank you for all your good tips, and Bob's help. We'd love to have you guys stay with us again. And, special thanks to Bob swapping out the grill tank so that the next guests would have a full tank to use...that was very kind of him! Take care, and all the best to you both! James & Laura.

                                                      Great Place to Stay!

                                                      Tracy S.

                                                      We stayed here in early January 2018...love the Venice Island area and this house had a great location. James and Laura have decorated their home nicely which is very welcoming. We also liked the long driveway which gave a little more privacy when sitting outside. The fenced-in yard was great for our dogs. The house is a short bike ride to the beach, Sharkey's and shopping. James and Laura were always quick to respond and went above and beyond when I left a Christmas gift in the closet...they shipped it for me!! Highly recommend this great house!!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you for your kind review Tracy! We're so glad you had a great time in Venice! You're welcome at San Marco any time!!! Cheers!


                                                      Venice, FL, USA

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