|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This is one of the most popular and rented homes in the Venice area. Quality and value keep this home booked year round. Always spotless and first class in every way. Don't you and your family deserve the best for your vacation home? Please check availability calendar first.
This direct bay front estate home lies along the shores of Dona Bay. This 1994 home sits on a very large, private lot and has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a formal and casual dining area, large family room (with a new hi def 52' flat panel LCD TV and DVD/DVR), living room, a large kitchen, laundry room and garage. All rooms are oversized, with the home boasting over 2700 sf under air. The home is on a street of multi million dollar homes. Of course, High Speed Wi fi, too. The king and queen bed are new, quality, 14" memory foam mattresses with luxury toppers and mattress pads, and fine linens and comforters.
With the large private deck and pool as a centerpiece and the bay front providing big water views, the views are magnificent from every room in the home! The home has a private boat dock and boat lift for fishing and boating. The home is wonderfully decorated and is equipped with everything (even the hi def 52' LCD TV and DVD/DVR). It also has Verizon FIOS high speed wireless internet. The home has just been painted and is extra clean. With the split plan and two living areas, the home is spacious and comfortable. The three bedrooms sleep six, but with special arrangements can accommodate up to eight. Please call for special arrangement information for more than six guests.
Our guest reviews at the bottom say it all. Please take the time to read our reviews. Also notice no reviews are submitted by owner. They all are directly from our guests. (One must question the validity of reviews submitted by owners)
Many beaches nearby. Venice and Nokomis beach 1.5 miles away and Siesta Beach about 20 minute drive. Enjoy boating, fishing or crabbing on your private dock with boat lift. Canoe or kayak from Oscar Scherer State Park. Boat rentals nearby. Bicycle to the beach or public tennis courts, which are both about one and a half mile away. Many fine restaurants in the area. Many beautiful golf courses to choose from. Rent a boat, windsurf, parasail or charter fishing nearby. Shell and shark's tooth hunt on the famous Casperson Beach. A 15 minute drive to Sarasota and 50 minutes to Tampa (Busch Gardens and Adventure Island), and 1 hour 45 minutes to all of the Orlando attractions. Yes, I mean Disney and much more.
There is no smoking permitted anywhere on the property, inside or outside. Pets may be accepted with additional fee and credit card on file. Pets accepted under the sole discretion of the owner. No cats, small dogs preferred. If desiring to bring a pet, provide the breed, and weight in your inquiry.
Keywords: Luxury Private House / Villa
I love the Venice / Sarasota area and all that it has to offer. We reside next door so you will always rest assured your vacation home will be in top notch condition. I take great pride in offering the finest vacation home in the area.
Bryan purchased this house in 2005
Location, amazing bayfront views, private pool and boat dock, privacy from neighbors, large house with fantastic floor plan, large rooms, quality furniture, decor, and bedding.
Bayfront with private boat / fishing dock. Amazing waterfront views.
My family visits the venice area every year and this is by far the best place we've stayed. The location is central to everything and there's amazing views from almost every room. The boat dock is great for fishing,we ate fresh fish and blue crabs every day caught right off of the dock. I usually don't feel at home on vacation but from the first night I felt comfortable and at home here and the time went by to fast. The house has everything you need for plenty of people. There were 7 of us and the house is so big you never feel crowded. Will definitely be are place to stay from here on out. The owner Bryan is very friendly and easy to work with and lives next door if there was ever an issue but I doubt there would be because the house is very well maintained. If you're looking for a great place to stay with even better views don't hesitate to stay here you won't be disappointed.
We have been renting this lovely home for 6 years for the winter season...we are the folks with "right of first refusal" that have been blocking anyone else from enjoying its benefits and location. Due to our prolonged and so enjoyable stays here, we now have bought our own home and won't be renting any more. And believe me, we would have bought this home if we could have afforded it...Bryan isn't kidding when he speaks of million dollar homes. We will truly miss living right on Dona Bay. The location is close to everything, the lot is huge and offers privacy and yet you have the ever-changing panorama of the sky, the water and its denizens. The other reviews below (including some of our past ones) will give you all the details of why this is the best place to rent whether you're a large group or a couple and they are all true. We just simply wish our "winter home" a fond farewell with thanks to Bryan and to urge others to enjoy what we did for six wonderful years!
My family recently rented this house from Bryan for a week for our family reunion. The house is in a really lovely, safe location (on a street with many other fine homes) and is exceptionally maintained. There are instructions for renters posted throughout the house and it is very clear that the owner cares about the maintenance of his property and keeping it in great shape and well cared for. Bryan was very accommodating with our unique sleeping arrangements (7 adults, 3 singles...) We spent most of our time on the lanai, and much of it in the pool. The lanai area is very large and spacious, the pool is really clean. There were absolutely no issues whatosever with our stay but I'm confident if there were, Bryan would have taken care of them immediately. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this house again or to rent from Bryan.
The house was perfect for our vacation. It was clean and the pool was grand. The fishing was fun but didn't catch much - but the dock was great to "fish watch" from...plenty of linens, towels, beach towels, etc. I would have liked to have more cookware as we were looking for things to use - not a big selection but it got us through the week. Owner was great and fixed the grill when we mentioned a small issue. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing place!!!
My family and I rented this home last June and it was PERFECT! Loved the location, clean, well kept, owner was available if we needed anything. Gorgeous property, Bay-Front and the pool was a hit with the kiddos! Plenty of room for hanging outside/poolside and a table for outside eatery. Great views. Large open floor plan. We will definitely go back again!
The owner for this property is extremely helpful and honest. I use a wheelchair and have a hard time finding vacation homes that work for me. I prefer homes to crowded condo complexes or hotels but most aren't accessible. When I book a vacation I am always sure to indicate that I am in a wheelchair and require doorways that have adequate room to maneuver my chair. I have had many negative vacation experiences because people think because a home is one level it is wheelchair accessible which is not the case. I have even arrived at homes where the doorways are too narrow for me to even get into the bathroom! This home is quite lovely and the view is gorgeous so I was hoping to rent this house. I contacted the owner and instead of saying that it would work (as so many others do) he went into the home and inspected it through the eyes of someone that uses a wheelchair and even took additional pictures of the bathroom for me. Unfortunately it will not work for me but if so I would be booking immediately. I have never experienced such timeliness of response or honesty from an owner, most are more concerned with lining their pocketbooks rather than seeing to the comfort of their guests. I truly appreciate the personal care and helpfulness that I received.
Located about 1.5 miles from both Venice Beach and Nokomis Beach. Only 10 miles to Sarasota and 60 miles to Tampa and 120 miles to Orlando. Make a side trip to Busch Gardens, Tampa and of course, Disney in Orlando. Or just relax at our fine beaches, play golf and tennis year round, many fine restaurants and local activities.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
Please check availability calendar. Holidays may be peak season rate.
Credit card payments through Pay Pal accepted with 5% fee added to total.
If planning to bring a pet, please give breed, and weight of animal(s). We do not accept all pets and reserve the right to refuse reservation at our discretion based on pet's breed and size. Pet fee is charged for each pet if more than one is accepted.
Between June 01 and August 19, only weekly rentals of Saturday to Saturday are accepted. On most weekly rentals, Saturday to Saturday stays are preferred. This best fits most visitors scheduling while maximizing occupancy. Other stay options may be considered. Just ask.
Current years guests have first option to return the next year. Therefore, we do not accept reservations more than one year in advance.
25% due upon reservation--
25% due six months before arrival date--
balance due three months before arrival date--
Credit card payments through Pay Pal accepted with 5% fee added to total
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.