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VENICE ISLAND ~ Walk To Venice Beach And Downtown ~ No Car Needed, Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 nights minimum booking-summer only-otherwise 1 week minimum booking-tan now

1/1 garden-type , 1-story apartment within walking distance of all Venice has to offer.

Venice Theater, Performing Arts Center, upscale downtown restaurants, Art Center with classes, Publix Supermarket, Community Center, Venice Beach, P.O., banks, churches, free tennis and

shuffleboard downtown.

1-1/2 miles further down Harbor Drive is the Dog Beach, Sharkeys Gulf front restaurant and Caspersan Beach-a great beach to hunt for shark teeth.

CHA, tiles throughout, dishwasher, disposal, brand new Serta pillow queen mattress, stack washer/dryer in unit, Florida decor. Windows on 3 sides, front door and kitchen door, Central heat and air, 3 ceiling fans. ( Real people have lived here, this is not a WWII motel that has been divided up into condos).

More Details

Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About The Owner

I am a retired RN who has nursed in Florida and NYC. I grew up in Mount Vernon, NY in Westchester County, and have also lived in Carmel (Putnam Cty), NY. I now live in one of the 4 units in my complex where this vacation rental is located, with my two Westies, Angelina and Rosie. We love it here.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1992

Why The Owner chose Venice

i purchased this property because the Gulf of Mexico is my Happy Place and I wanted to retire here.

This unit has just been remodeled and newly furnished to be a vacation rental. My other units are annual rentals. We are in a beautiful residential area that even has some mansions, safe and quiet, yet in walking distance to everything.

What makes this apartment unique

An extremely desirable location.

I do not charge a fee for your pets but please let me know beforehand if you are bringing one.


Venice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • DEFINETLY NO SMOKING. Dogs must be walked on leash, per city. The apt has lots of mirrors and glass which may be a danger to children..
  • Upon leaving pls clean out frig Strip bed and pile up on floor any other linens you may have used Turn off air conditioning. Thank you
  • Pls recycle all bottles and cans/bins on S side of lot. Please leave me a note of anything needing repair or anything that should be added to apt.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bicycle friendly town Ride on Legacy Trail thru State Park to Sarasota. Many parks and walking paths. Art and Craft shows, Orchid Show, Car Shows. The. enkce Bronard Dog Beach is 1.8 mi. Down Harbor Dr.


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VENICE ISLAND ~ Walk To Venice Beach And Downtown ~ No Car Needed, Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Elaine was very accommodating, property and condo were very nice, looking foreword to a return trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael and Kathy for being my first vacationers and writing the first review. You were excellent Vacationers. We had some unexpected happenings like when the water heater leaked all over the bedroom and had to be replaced. Thank you for helping us mop it all up. I’m glad you had fun here and sampled all the fine restaurants on Venice Island. Thank you. Elaine Lanzilotte Schwartz
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week while looking for a home to purchase in Venice. The location could not be better.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, Was happy to have you, your husband, and 2 small dogs stay here. And what a week you had ! Your house back home was sold and you purchased a new one all in one weeks time. I’m sorry that the apartment is already booked for the days in August you wished to return. Every other person who has stayed here, from when I started this in February, has given the apartment a five star rating except you. Please tell me what didn’t meet your expectations so I can correct it. Thank you, Elaine Lanzilotte Schwartz
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Good time, too short

  • 5 of 5

Lisolotte was quite comfortable. Easy to get to the beach, the town. Elaine was very helpful and friendly. Hope to be back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Elaine was so helpful in suggestions of what to do with the time we had available. Her rental was very nice, clean and made to make anyone feel at home. With this being our first experience with VRBO, we did not know what to expect With owners like Elaine it was one of the nicest experiences we have had on a vacation. Very relaxing and with the suggestions from Elaine, our visit made us both say "We would do this again"! Anyone thinking of a visit to the Venice area should not hesitate to choose this well located rental propery.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill and Anita, So glad you enjoyed your vacation in Venice with your "Tour of Beaches" and the centrally located, nearly downtown, apartment. Escaping from cold Ohio to our sunny beaches is always a delight. So glad you got to experience the Blues Barbeque at the airport and the drum circle on the beach. There is always something new to do in Venice. Next time you visit bring your web-toed, flat coated retriever so he can enjoy the dog beach. You are always welcome here. Thank you for being such great visitors. Glad you had fun. Elaine Lanzilotte Schwartz
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Very clean, everything we needed was there. Good location.

  • 5 of 5

Elaine was vey friendly and helpful. Elaine gave us lots of information on places to see and do. The apartment was clean and well supplied. Walking distance to historic Venice close to everything else. There was a bistro set outside our door to enjoy a morning coffee or lunch. If you want to relax in the sun you would have to go to the beach as there was no yard to lay in.As long as you are aware of that I would recommend to anyone. We have 2 big dogs as the property is pet friendly. Elaine's daughter was visiting and was very friendly and helpful as well. Thanks Elaine

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of the rental apartment. Both of you and your two labradoodles were excellent guests. You are welcome back anytime. I know you hated to leave. Soon the Gulf temperature will rise to a spa like 85* and the beach will be even nicer and almost deserted. That is when I like it the most, just floating around on my raft with my 2 Westies and thinking how lucky we are to live here. Thank you for choosing this rental from all the others.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Elaine was very hospitable allowing me to put items in the refrigerator long before check-in and allowing me to keep my bicycle in her enclosed garden area. The location is great within walking distance to the beach, the main shopping area, and the farmers' market on Saturdays. Bike lanes go right past the apartment to Caspersen Beach and various other bike trails.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Linda, So glad you enjoyed your time here and were able to pedal along our many streets and bike paths. Venice is a great little town and I am glad you chose to stay here.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
T.J. Carney’s or Dacquiry Deck
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Venice Municipal Golfcourse
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
the Soda Fountain, Carneys, Daquiry Deck, Vinnys,
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

Venice is in Sarasota County. We are known as the Cultural Coast of Florida for our many live theaters, opera house(Sarasota), museums, art centers and the Institute of Lifetime Learning.

Every Sunday on Venice Beach join the free drum circle that drums down the sun. Nearly every evening there are free programs at the Venice Beach Pavilion. We have free yoga daily on Venice Beach, free tennis and basketball courts, free concerts in the park every Wednesday afternoon. February brings spring training with The NYY, Boston Redsox, Baltimore Orioles, Phillies, TB Rays, Pirates all within 1 hr. Drive. We have several fantastic restaurants within walking distance. The votes have just come in for The Best Of Venice; the best Italian is Cassariano, Golden Corrale is best barbecue; BEST seafood, tied between Finns and Crows Nest, best. breakfast, Blue Island Bistro Best beach view restaurant, Sharkeys on the pier. All these BEST restaurants are on Venice Island . The U.S.

BEST beach, Siesta Key Beach , is close by in Sarasota. Sarasota Jungle Gardens are a delightful place to spend a day; Their famous performing parrots do their show at noon..try not to miss it. Bush Gardens is 60miles north of Venice. Disneyworld is 2 1/2 hours away.

Venice Beach, at the end of W. Venice Ave, is the only Venice Beach with lifeguards. Caspersan Beach is the best Beach to hunt sharks teeth. The South Jetty is a favorite place to fish and watch the sunset. When the Gulf kicks up it’s also a great place to watch the surfers. To get to the North Jetty Drive North on US 41. To Nokomis Beach and go south to the Jetty. Nokomis beach on Casey Key is a favorite beach of locals and has the best selection of seashells down by the Jetty.. Drive North on it to view exquisitely expensive mansions of the rich and famous. Have lunch at the Casey Key Fishhouse to top off your drive. Another good beach is Manasota Beach, down SR 776 into Englewood. It has lifeguards and is a Favorite with shark tooth hunters. south on Harbor Drive, just past Sharkeys, is Maxine Barrit Park a favorite place for walkers; It is. 1 1/4 miles around the pond walkway and there is a beach overlook with seats. Many weddings have been celebrated under the huge covered pavilion and there are tables for picnics, restrooms and a small playground. Further down Harbor Drive ends at a huge children’s playground, a great place for parties or picnics and the start of the Bike Trail. This year is the celebration of 10years of the Legacy Bike Trail that starts at the old train depot, goes through Oscar Schear State Park, all the way into Sarasota.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.