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Bayfront House with Amazing Views -- Heated Pool & Boat Dock

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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?

There is no smoking permitted anywhere on the property, inside or outside. Pets may be accepted. Pets accepted under the sole discretion of the owner. No cats will be accepted. If desiring to bring a pet, provide the breed, and weight in your inquiry. If desiring to bring a boat, please give all details on the boat including model, size, outboard or IO, draft, beam, etc. The boat lift will not be available without a user fee and a damage deposit. Rental requests must include your phone number.

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 heated pool (electric heat pump) 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 fishing/boat dock. The home is wonderfully decorated and is equipped with everything, including 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.

Online booking and payment confirms and acknowledges the guests have read and agree to all the term and conditions in the rental agreement. If you cannot find this on the website, please contact the owner for a copy to be emailed or faxed to you.

Keywords: Luxury Private House / Villa

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Bryan

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

Why Bryan chose Florida South West

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.

What makes this house unique

Bayfront with private boat / fishing dock. Amazing waterfront views.


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many throughout area and Sarasota too
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nokomis Beach and Venice Beach
Car: necessary

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.


Nokomis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Payment made confirms you have read the rental agreement attached below and agree to all terms and conditions of the agreement.
  • No smoking anywhere on the property, inside or outside, is permitted.
  • Pets and boats may be accepted with additional fee. Please provide pet or boat information with inquiry. No pets in the swimming pool.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Two seperate vanities, closeted toilet, huge tub, luxurious.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Off pool and master bedroom. Great addition to master suite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - Contact the owner for options for more than six guests.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), contact the owner for more than six guests.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Brand new 52" flat panel LCD television with dvd and dvr in the living room. 27" TVs in master and second bedroom. Verizon FIOS hi def with dvr and Verizon hi speed internet wi fi


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Bayfront House with Amazing Views -- Heated Pool & Boat Dock
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Nokomis Beauty

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about this property and Brian. We spent 5 glorious days relaxing, playing in the pool, fishing off the dock and relaxing. The home is conveniently located close to grocery stores (3 min drive or 10 min walk), shopping (15 min. drive) and a few restaurants within walking distance.

The home comes equipped with everything you'll need for your stay (pool toys, bait bucket-bring your fishing poles, bikes, beach toys). We spent a majority of the time in the pool, on the patio watching the neighboring boats go by and enjoying the views. The pool is plenty big for kids and adults to enjoy there time. The furniture in both living rooms was comfortable and allowed us both an adult space and kids space. The beds were probably the best vacation rental home beds I have ever slept in. The house is extremely clean and shows little signs of its true age. Instructions for just about anything are clear throughout the house.

Brian, the owner, was wonderful. He clearly takes pride in his rental home. It was nice to have him close if we had questions but he certainly respected our family time and was not intrusive at all. We appreciated the communication before and during our stay.

My children wanted to add they appreciated the wifi. It was accessible from all points in the home inside and out.

Thank you for our wonderful stay and this home should certainly be at the top of your list!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Home Rental

  • 5 of 5

This property was every bit as nice as depicted in the photos. It was clean, well maintained and had everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. It easily accommodated our family of six. We had fun fishing from the dock, swimming in the pool and just walking through the quiet neighborhood where it's located. There are numerous restaurants, shops and public beaches nearby.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place we've stayed at in the area

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The BEST Rental

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Rental!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dona Bay Home

  • 4 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please check availability calendar. Holidays may be peak season rate.

If desiring 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 03 and August 26, 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. Less than weekly stays may be available upon request. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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