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Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

We love our Florida home and will use it when you're not there. Please treat it with care. We love the community ferry that takes us to South Venice's private beach. But we also like to bike to Caspersen Beach for a bit of exercise and scenery along the intracoastal. It's the best place to catch Venice's incredible sunsets, in fact. After building five homes prior, my parents built the Venice house with all the little extras like added lighting and dimmers throughout, sky lights, lots of large windows, and an open floor plan that offers a true Florida-home experience. We have lots of family in the area so we come back often and consider Venice one of the best kept secrets in the state. We love the cozy feel of its historic, pedestrian-friendly downtown, as well as the beachy, rustic feel of South Venice where folks know they've found something special because it's off the beaten path. For a swim in the pool or a workout, we join our friends and head to the YMCA just down the road. And Sarasota is only a short drive if you run out of things to do in the neighborhood (but that basically never happens). When you look at a map, you will see the parks and nature preserves within and surrounding our humble little city. It makes Venice one of the truly desirable destinations for outdoorsy types like us who hike, bike, kayak, as well as go to the beach. You'll love Venice and our home. But don't tell too many of your friends about us...

Keywords: Bright and open floor plan, well-kept, comfortable, private home in beachy community. Easy access to tennis, walking/biking trails, senior center. Bike to beach w/o using US 41. Easy access to stores and quick (25 min) commute to Sarasota for major shopping or touring (but you won't want go anywhere once you arrive!).

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2015

About The Owner

We use VRBO to book our ski destinations and have never been disappointed. We love the outdoors. Whether in the mountains, on the farm, or on the coast.

The Owner purchased this house in 1995

Why The Owner chose Florida South West

This is a family property and we built the home with my parents originally. They retired in Venice in 1993. We lived in Tampa at the time.

What makes this house unique

We love to bike and use the extensive bike trails throughout the area. It's so easy to walk or bike from this house. Most people have to drive and park to pickup the Venetian Waterway Trail. We love the rustic feel of the area, but you can go from rustic to high-end in minutes! It truly has everything. And our neighbors are great!


You are less than .23 miles from an intracoastal trail that connects to downtown on the island and to the Rails to Trails 40 plus mile trail that extends northward through Sarasota. It is an active trail with self-guided nature walk and is great for boat and bird watching. There is also a unique dog park AND beach for dogs of all sizes. Caspersen Beach, among other beaches is only minutes away for a quiet sunset or take the ferry during the day to a private beach where you will meet your neighbors. Enjoy!


Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Community ferry to private beach, house has sky lights, floor to ceiling windows, specialized lighting, outdoor shower, 2 utility sinks, shaded private yard with fruit trees, old Florida neighborhood on quiet, VERY well-kept street, only 0.23 miles from Shamrock Park and Nature Center (tennis, basketball, wide walking/biking trail along intracoastal (connects to rails to trails 40+ mile trail and to downtown, historic Venice - never get on US 41 (downtown is 4 mi drive); 2 mi to Albertson's/ 3 mi to Publix. Sr. Friendship Center only 1 mi off Shamrock on Intracoastal and trail. Small pets welcome with deposit.


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Home Away from Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great snowbird getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have spent the last three winter seasons enjoying our snowbird getaway at this lovely home and we could not have been more happy with our choice. This bright and spacious home is exactly as described, and more. A very relaxing, comfortable home equipped with all that is needed for a long 3 months stay. Truly a home away from home. It is on a quiet street of well kept homes with very friendly neighbors. We always felt safe there.

Regina and Perry, the owners, could not be nicer people. If there was an issue that needed to be addressed, and there were very few in the 3 seasons that we stayed, Regina and Perry always saw that it was promptly addressed.

There is so much to see and do while in Venice and this home is in the perfect location to do it all. We enjoyed waking each morning to our walk into nearby Shamrock Park and continuing along the waterway trail, meeting and becoming friends with a few fellow walkers. There are many excellent restaurants in the area, as well as the Frank movie theatre for the few rainy days, and an ongoing schedule of events throughout the town. There are many miles of unspoiled beaches to go to, as well as the jetties to watch the surfers try their luck.

My husband took advantage of the many public golf courses in the area and we even rented a boat a couple of times and "cruised" up and down the intercoastal seeing many dolphin along the way.

We enjoyed attending the shows and cabarets that were held at the Venice Theatre, as well as visiting the Van Wezel in nearby Sarasota for their great shows. And we can't forget to mention the nearby baseball spring training games in nearby Port Charlotte and Sarasota that we love to attend. We always had something to do and we enjoyed every minute of it.

We would definitely recommend this home for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Umatilla, FL

My summer get away in Venice

  • 5 of 5

Last summer I spent 3 months enjoying this lovely family home in quaint Venice. It is very comfortable and so spacious with its wide open room arrangement and raised ceilings in almost all the rooms including the master bath. Everything I needed was in place so there was no preparation, just unpack and begin to enjoy.

My puppy loved the yard and walking the neighborhood - no sidewalks, but well lighted paved streets and very little traffic - just the locals coming home, waiving and nodding as they pass.

Close enough to main roads with easy access to shopping, restaurants and lots of beaches - not crowded and unspoiled with saw grass instead of high rise Condos. Lots of free parking too.

We enjoyed the dog parks - well shaded with picnic benches and even an ocean park where the dogs could splash in the water and run the beach.

Area did not get good internet reception, so the web connection, phone and cable were a real plus.

I would definately go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fountain Inn, SC

Beautiful Venice.

  • 5 of 5

My spouse and I just spent six days at this wonderful Venice home. We loved this location, you are just a short walk from the lovely Shamrock park. We rode bike's along the intracoastal waterway, so enjoyed seeing the turtles along the way. Beautiful beaches are just several minutes away by car. We loved Casperson beach and took a picnic to enjoy everyday. The house will easily accommodate 6 to 8 people, with plenty of seating arrangements. The kitchen was well equipped. Can't think of anything we couldn't find. Enjoy the lemon and grapefruit trees in the back garden. All in all, friendly neighbours in a safe neighbourhood with lots of things to do. Don't forget to bring the dog, they have a fabulous dog and beach park there too !!!. Will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

1st month rent is due within 20 days of a signed agreement. 1/2 of the second months rent is due upon move-in. Subsequent rents are due on the first of the month. Damage deposit is due upon move in.