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Brand new Pool Villa with inviting Lounge Area– Private Beach Access – free WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

Quiet extra large pool area with sun shelf, minutes to several great beaches

The oversized attractive pool deck with sunny Southwestern exposure, lounge area, sunshelf and lots of privacy, our idyllic, pristine „Private Beach” – the ferry starts 3 minutes away – and the ideal location for trips to the area are the highlights of our newly built Florida Pool Villa Happy Gator.

As a beach lover, you have found the perfect location with Venice. At least 5 beautiful beaches are within a short drive.

If you like to use the community owned Beach Ferry to visit our own piece of paradise, the South Venice Beach, the family pass is included in your rent. Walk along the fantastic coastline and find the world famous fossil shark teeth. Or simply relax in your sun chair and watch the waves. Chances are good you see a bunch of dolphins.

Our quiet Florida Pool Villa Happy Gator is situated in a typical American neighborhood and modernly furnished in high quality. The gorgeous outdoor area with heated pool is perfect to enjoy the Florida life style. Choose your favorite place – in the sun or shaded – and relax with a cold drink and a good book. Cozy barbecues are crowning ends of your vacation days. The colorful pool lights ensure a fantastic ambience.

Supermarkets are only 5 minutes away. The charming town of Venice with its numerous restaurants, bars, shops and galleries invite to stroll around.

For your convenience your Florida Pool Villa Happy Gator further provides:

- tiles throughout for a clean and fresh feeling

- fully equipped kitchen with Nespresso Coffee Machine and Ninja Blender

- bathrooms with daylight windows and handheld shower heads

- free High Speed internet

- free WiFi

- free nationwide calls – phone provided

- region free Blu-ray player

- books, DVDs, games and kid’s toys

- Gas barbecue grill

- beach utensils like beach chairs, umbrellas, cooler and toys

- free family pass for beach ferry

- bikes for the fantastic bike trails of Sarasota County

- Safety fence to install around pool to protect small children

- Garage with remote door opener

You have a question? Please feel free to contact me!


Florida Pool Villa - Villa Happy Gator - South Venice - Venice - Sarasota - Tampa - Gulfcoast - South West Florida

More Details

Birgit Laniewski - I am looking forward to your message!
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Birgit Laniewski - I am looking forward to your message!

Florida is faszinating me since many years. I love the tropical nature with the wonderful flora and fauna. The miles long beaches of the Southwestern Gulf Coast are unique. 2016 we made our dream come true and built this vacation home - that we love to share with our valued guests.

I live in Frankfurt, Germany, together with my family.

Birgit Laniewski - I am looking forward to your message! purchased this house in 2016

Why Birgit Laniewski - I am looking forward to your message! chose Venice

Alligator Drive – isn’t it a fantastic address? You know from the start you are in Florida! But no worry, you will not meet one of those primeval guys around our house. To match to the location we named our house "Villa Happy Gator" - and hope we and our guests will spend there many happy days.

What makes this house unique

We put a lot of passion in our Villa Happy Gator. This is noticed by our guests who reward us with 5-star reviews.

The vaulted and bright rooms are modernly furnished and lovingly decorated. Everything is of high quality, clean and well cared for.


Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ★Signed Rental agreement + copy of picture ID within 5 days after booking ★Unterschriebener Mietvertrag + Ausweiskopie innerhalb 5 Tage nach Buchung
  • ★Maximum 2 cars on premises ★Maximal 2 Kfz auf dem Grundstück
  • ★Booking at least 7 Days/max 18 months in advance - unless otherwise agreed ★Buchung min 7 Tage/max 18 Monate im Voraus - o.n. vorheriger Absprache
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower w/handheld shower head, daylight window
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub/shower combo, handheld shower head, daylight window
  • ★Both bathrooms have comfortable handheld showerheads ★Double sink in Master bathroom ★Daylight windows give cozy atmosphere ★Ventilation system
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 king
    - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    - 1 queen
  • ★We provide sheets, blankets and duvets. ★Mattresses made in the USA ★30" Samsung TV in Masterbedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The interior is a modern light beach style and always up-to-date. There is always something new and beautiful each time you visit.


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Brand new Pool Villa with inviting Lounge Area– Private Beach Access – free WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Lovely pool home

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family really loved this very fresh, bright and clean home from the minute we walked in. It is placed in a quiet area yet close to stores, beaches and restaurants. The pool and outdoor area are truly amazing. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen are fully equipped. Beach chairs, parasol and beach toys are in perfect shape. Birgit is very friendly and accommodating! We would love to come back to this fantastic property!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5-star review. You have been a 5-star guest, too! It was a pleasure to communicate and we are looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Venice Florida area

  • 5 of 5

great location and a very nice home.. everything you need for 3 days or 3 weeks.. close to the best Venice beaches and shopping..

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your 5-star review and for leaving the place so clean.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Owners pretty much thought of everything in accommodating their guests.

Great Italian food in this town! Fantastic NY pizza close by at Mama Maria's . . . and a new WAWA is only about a mile away, for great hoagies!

We were here for a month and time just flew right by.

Boo Hoo.


  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! We loved to have you at our Villa Happy Gator.
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Perfect Florida Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk in, you are delighted with the house. It is clean and annointed with every need down to the perfectly organized drawers in the kitchen. A hostess gift of wine and peanuts is left for you. The basics are provided such as paper towels and Toilet Paper so you don't have to run to store immediately. The pool and backyard are gorgeous. Best of all it is located to so many things including the adorable village of Venice which is blocks from beach. We went to Ringling museum, Spanish historic site and even saw a play at Venice Community theater. The neighborhood is quiet and there are many stores near by. The house is equipped to make anything you want for your meals if you choose to stay in. Overall, this is a keeper and would suggest in a heart beat. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a fantastic review! Thank you so much for your kind words. You, too, have been great guests and it was a pleasure to communicate. Thanks also for leaving the house super clean.
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Lovely clean and new!

  • 5 of 5

The house is bright and clean and has everything you need. The pool is beautiful but unfortunately the weather was to cold to enjoy it. Would certainly come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and thank you for leaving a 5 star review! We loved to have you with us.
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Mendota Heights,MN. 55120

Close to many attractions

  • 5 of 5

"Destinations"...Historic Venice...Sarasota & Longboat Key....Siesta Key...

Also several Farmers Markets in the immediate

Wal-Mart...CVS & Walgreens all close to Villa Gator..The villa is totally updated and new everything with all high quality furnishings. WOW!!!!

Quiet and immaculate yard & pool. Cleaning person was very nice and

Helpful at check-in...we liked her a lot.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests, I enjoyed our communication from the start. All the best to you and your lovely wife!
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Sarasota 28 mi, Tampa 80 mi, Orlando 150 mi
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Sand Trap Sports Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
South Venice Beach Ferry to Private Beach - 3 min
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
ca. 20 golf clubs in and around Venice
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I 75, exit 193
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Italian, Steakhouse, Fish, Grill, Bar.....
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
South Venice Private Beach 5 minutes
Car: recommended

Venice - Sarasota - Tampa - South West Florida - Gulf Coast

Venice is still considered an insider tip among Florida vacationers. The small tranquil town on the Gulf Coast has its own charm. The Mediterranean architecture of the historic center around Venice Avenue, the old mansions and trees and the numerous bars, restaurants and shops give this special atmosphere.

Miles of beautiful sandy beaches stretch along the coast in front of the districts of Osprey, Laurel, Nokomis, Venice and South Venice. Even in high season you will find a place here - parking is free!

Enjoy your dream vacation and

- Admire the sunset right on the beach with a tropical cocktail at the nearby Tiki Bar

- Play golf on one of the numerous prime courses in the area

- Visit one of the many festivals in the area

- Take a trip to Sarasota, the art and culture center of Florida’s West Coast

- Spend a day at the famous Circus Museum "The Ringling" in Sarasota

- Make a family trip to Bush Gardens Park in Tampa

- Discover secluded shorelines on a tour with your own catamaran

- or shop to your heart's content at nearby Ellenton Outlets

Its central location on the southwestern Gulf Coast and its proximity to the I75 Interstate make Venice an ideal base for exploring and sightseeing tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reinigung/Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $500


01. Booking only valid with signed RENTAL AGREEMENT within 5 days (e-mail) and copy of a valid picture ID.
02. Price is based on 3 PERSONS – if not otherwise defined. Each additional person 11 USD + 12% tax/night
03. MINIMUM AGE 25+ or staying with parents, NO STUDENT GROUPS
07. POWER included up to 35 USD per week, addl. usage will be deducted from security deposit.
08. POOLHEATER optional 75 USD/week – 200 USD/month in cash at check-in
09. A/C: Convenience range 70-80 F
11. PAYMENT: Credit card through VRBO/HA, paypal, bank transfer or payment through CLEARXCHANGE, check
12. CANCELLATION FEES: 50% - minimum 100USD if cancelled after booking - 100% if cancelled 60 days prior to check-in date

We strongly advise travel insurance!


01. Buchung nur gültig mit Unterschrift des MIETVERTRAGES innerhalb von 5 Tagen (per E-Mail)
02. Preis basiert auf Belegung mit 3 PERSONEN – sofern nicht anders definiert. Zusätzliche Gäste 11USD + 12% Steuern/Nacht
03. MINDESTALTER für Buchungen = 25 Jahre
07. STROMKOSTEN bis 35USD/Woche inklusive, Mehrkosten werden mit Kaution verrechnet
08. POOLHEIZUNG optional: 75 USD/Woche – 200 USD/Monat, bar vor Ort
09. A/C Komfortbereich 70-80 F
10. KAUTION 500-750 USD, erstattbar innerhalb 4 Wochen
11. ZAHLUNG per Kreditkarte oder PayPal (2,5% Gebührenausgleich), Überweisung auf US Konto (preisgünstig mit Transferwise) oder nach Absprache.
12. STORNOGEBÜHREN: 50% - mindestens 100 USD bei Stornierung nach Buchung - 100% bei Stornierung weniger als 60 Tage vor Anreise

Wir empfehlen eine Reiserücktrittsversicherung!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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