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Venice Island Condo on the Gulf

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Please contact me directly for booking and availability. VRBO does not always keep the calendar updated since we book seasonally and/ or monthly. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The community of Aldea Mar (village by the sea) is ideally situated on Venice Island close to town yet far enough away for solitude and relaxation. The Aldea Mar property is unique in that the private beach is only a very short walk from the back door, the large heated swimming pool is even closer and the oversized putting green is just behind our unit. Shuffleboard is also available on site as well as a large clubhouse for scheduled activities and private parties.

Please note!!! Our unit was completely renovated in December 2014 and features top of the line appliances, granite counter tops, Italian floor tile and extensive use of travertine tile throughout the bathrooms and kitchen. Both bathrooms are brand new as is the kitchen. All cabinetry is brand new and is furniture quality. Plantation shutters were installed on every window. We also added a wine cooler. So take a peek at the pictures below and you will see the results of our summer project.

The location of our unit is perfectly situated in the middle of the community. Everything is close yet the location is very quiet and peaceful. This is a single story unit so there are no stairs to climb and you have easy access from parking in the covered carport to the unit. There are no stairs or long walks from your car to the unit, all very easy and convenient.

Our two bedroom unit will sleep 4 with plenty of room to entertain guests. Flatscreen TVs are in the bedroom and living room (HD cable) and the recently decorated living room will give you a fresh feel for the Florida gulf coast. There is a full kitchen with upgraded appliances as well as a full size washer and dryer for your use. High speed internet is available (wired or wireless). We have fishing poles, shuffleboard equip., beach chairs/towels and putters (for weekly putting events with your neighbors) for your use.

Rentals are monthly with priority to multiple month rentals during the season (Jan.-Apr). Our home is renter ready with everything you need for an enjoyable stay.


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About The Owner

To me Florida is all about the great weather and fishing. Aldea Mar is a fantastic community and we have enjoyed making new friendships at our southern home. The beach is beautiful, uncrowded and is nice all year round. Sure does beat the crowds and the short NJ shore season. We live outside Philadelphia and would much rather take the 2 hour plane ride to paradise.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2003

Why The Owner chose Golden Beach

Aldea Mar is a special place where renters are welcomed and owners have a bond around a very unique community. Guests describe Aldea Mar as a very special hideaway that has solitude yet is close to everything.

What makes this condo unique

I have not found another location on Venice Island that offers a private beach, large heated swimming pool, shuffleboard and an oversize putting green for on site activities. The large clubhouse is always the center for group functions where renters can meet one another and form friendships. The gatherings at the gazebo for the sunsets is a must do and another way to meet your neighbors.


Golden Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Unit is Located Off the Putting Green in a Very Quiet and Peaceful Spot. Short Walk to the Pool, Beach & Shuffleboard Court.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Venice Island Condo on the Gulf
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

John and Judy from Pennsylvania

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this lovely condo for the past three years. This bright, tastefully decorated (love the artwork) condo welcomes you to the Venice Island area and all it has to offer. The unit is centrally located in the well sought after Aldea Mar community.

The patio is steps away from the putting green. It is just a short walk to the beautiful heated pool, shuffle boards, and gorgeous Gulf beach. What more could you want?

The kitchen is well equipped and boasts new appliances. The WiFi is flawless. Three TVs, a great washer and dryer...perfect! When the day is over the comfortable bed awaits. It is by far the best bed we've ever encountered while away from home.

Most importantly, the owners have been wonderful. The excellent communication proves that not only do they care about their beautiful condo, they truly want to ensure your needs are met. We both highly recommend this unit. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 months stay last year couldn't have been more perfect! This condo has magnificent skylights that greet you every morning. It is sparkling and very well maintained with high quality linens and a great washer & dryer. We really appreciated the over the top appliances, the 3 TV with cable and DVR as well as the wireless and a brand new refrig/freezer. I liked the position of the condo in the community as it was half way into the complex and away from the noise of the pool, yet had a view of the putting green. Can't wait to go back!!

Venice has everything and Aldea Mar is within walking distance of it all. I am a biker and walker and the Intercoastal bike trail is one of the most beautiful bike trails in the country. Shopping, restaurants - Venice has it all and without the congestion of other parts of Florida. We have found that day trips to many parts of Florida are possible because of central location. We are always finding new restaurants and think that the value and quality are far better here than other parts of Florida. As far as we are concerned this is Florida's "hidden secret".

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, PA

Eli, Husband, and Father

  • 5 of 5

We love Venice, FL. This is our 6th year returning to Venice during the Winter - our second visit to Aldea Mar. When we first rented in Aldea Mar we fell in love with this community. It has the largest outdoor heated pool of any of the other places we have rented. Even on a cool day we found the pool still warm enough to enjoy. In addition, there are many biking paths available in Venice and the surrounding towns. There are lots of local activities providing guests of all ages with something fun to do.

The pictures of this property do not begin to capture its ambiance. It is equipped with everything you might need to make your stay most enjoyable. From the moment I first contacted the owner I knew we were dealing with an owner who had pride in the property he was renting. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property that was our home away from home when the weather at home was frigid!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorkshire, England

Perfect relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at this condo from end April to early May, and combined it with a trip to Alabama to visit our daughter. How I wish we could have stayed longer - it was so hard to leave. Apart from one day of rain, the weather was ideal - just right for sunbathing and swimming at the large pool, and most days for swimming in the ocean or just collecting shells on the beach - all of which was within 3 minutes walk. I loved the private access to a mostly deserted Golden Beach - you couldn't get a better location than Aldea Mar. There were few people around at this time - mostly owners, sometimes with their children or grandchildren - so it was very quiet & peaceful; just what we needed.

The condo itself has everything you could possibly ever need and more. We really liked having the carport just next to the entrance - very convenient. It is easy to do washing, and the kitchen has everything you need for preparing meals should you wish to stay home. We usually had lunch in the condo and looked for different restaurants in the evening. We liked the Bonefish Grill, but there are so many to choose from. We had some difficulty with TV settings when we arrived, but the owner quickly resolved that for us. The rental paperwork was made simple for us, despite the fact that we were both overseas & in different countries - the owner was most accommodating.

I can only reiterate everything everyone else has said. I would totally recommend this condo and Aldea Mar. It was a completely positive experience, a wonderful break and I sincerely hope we can repeat it in the future. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

Aldea Mar

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful November at this unit. It is well appointed with a new fridge and stove and everything you could want for cooking needs. The unit itself is very well laid out, bright and cheery with T.V.'s in the main great room and both bedrooms - although we only used the main one. We did have some electrical & telephone problems the first week; however, everything was rectified to our satisfaction.

Since we used to own a condo in the area years ago, we were familiar with the complex but I had forgotten how lush and well maintained it is. Have met and will miss our new found friends, especially the evening 'sunset' group at the gazebo.

During our vacation my husband suffered some heart problems and had to use the Venice Regional Hospital. I have nothing but praise for their concern and efficiency especially since we are Canadian and had to have all procedures pre-authorized by our insurance carrier. Hopefully, in the future, we can return to Venice and in particular this unit. Thank you, our hosts, for giving us the opportunity to rent your unit.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matthews, North Carolina

The best place in Venice.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this condo for the month of September. As first time renters, we were very selective in the location of the unit. The Aldea Mar subdivision, where this condo is located, is a prime spot for people who enjoy a quiet living area with easy access to nearby attractions and venues. The beach and pool are a couple minutes walk away, with the pier, Jetty, and downtown Venice areas just moments in a car. We found the condo very charming and excellently equipped with household items. It, along with the subdivision, private beach, pool and putting green, were all clean and well maintained. We spent our time swimming, fishing, looking for shark teeth, enjoying beautiful sunsets on the beach, and walking down the shop and restaurant lined streets of Venice. My wife even found a yoga class taught on the beach. Sarasota is about 20 miles away and provided additional activities. We were even visited by our 1 year old granddaughter and the condo nicely accommodated her and our daughter and son-in-law.

Overall, we truly enjoyed our time at this condo and would highly recommend it for people wanting to relax. We're looking forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates vary by season and are payable based on the schedule issued in the agreement. Full payment due 90 days prior to rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.