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Ibis Paradise - Rent Weekly, Summer Fun, Beaches, Hatching turtles, Golf & Sun!

Venice, FL, USA
  • Condo1266 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights

Condo-ground floor, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4-6 w/lake, sun & golf course view

We've enjoyed visiting Venice for many years and decided to purchase a beautiful golf course condo. The area offers a great mix of city amenities, including the Venice Theater, a YMCA, access to excellent healthcare, while providing a relaxing feel of a small beach resort town. Venice has great shopping, excellent seafood restaurants and top notch recreation facilities. Our condo is located in the meticulously landscaped Plantation Golf & Country Club community. Many more high quality and affordable golf courses are nearby.

Our west facing lanai and patio provides a wide vista that overlooks a small lake on the Bobcat course. It's a fantastic place to watch a variety of tropical birds (and play 'find the alligator') over breakfast or anytime. The nature opportunities of the local State Parks and bird aviary are incredible and the beaches are World Class. One of our favorite activities is walking the beach, soaking up the sunshine as the gulf breeze and sea sounds sweep over us. Yes, we are a little shark's tooth crazy. We've even had some fantastic luck hunting for them at night by flashlight!

We live in Ohio and work full time hoping that some year in the future, we will be able to retire to our 'Ibis Paradise'. Because we expect to live there, we decided to incorporate high quality materials in the condo's renovation project. You'll find granite sink tops (dual sinks in the master), new raised vanities, all new faucets, new quiet and effective bathroom fans, increased lighting, new high quality shower doors and a beautiful new walk-in tiled shower in the master bathroom. We even purchased the taller, more comfortable, toilets for each bath. Other improvements include new high quality wall-to-wall carpeting in both bedrooms, new vertical blinds and new paint on the walls and ceilings. Even the air conditioning unit, hot water heater and dishwasher are new.

Some other activities we look forward to are going to Sharky's Pier for dinner, live music and a drink. Or a short drive to Nokomis Groves for a cone of their famous orange ice cream, yum yum! But the best part about our Venice home is that we don't have to go anywhere to experience the amazing sunsets that unravel each evening. At cocktail hour, we can lift our glasses to toast the setting, burnt orange, sun as we dine on our own lanai.

We invite you to our Florida home to experience our little piece of heaven.

Keywords: ground floor, remodeled, golf course, Plantation, lake view, sunsets, bird watching, golf course view, 1st floor, lanai, porch, 2 bedrooms, covered parking, nonsmoking

Owner

Mike

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Mike

This year will be our 36th wedding anniversary. Hoping for another 30+. We enjoy family (including our 3 granddaughters), travel, golf and walking the gulf beaches. Ever heard of geocaching? As we search for our next cache, we are outdoors and seeing unique sites and terrain, discovering Venice's history and experiencing southwest Florida's flora and fauna.

Mike purchased this Condo in 2011

Why Mike chose Plantation

We've had family members living in the Venice gulf coast area for 50+ years. Our Florida vacations with the children growing up were great, no matter the time of year. Each season has its treasures that make it unique. Warm Gulf waters for swimming, Manatee viewing, baby sea turtles hatching, river canoeing, orange harvest season and kite flying!! Very relaxing.... After viewing tons of locations in Venice, we were thrilled with this first floor condo because of its beautiful westward view and the spacious, uncrowded feeling we have away from our neighbors.

What makes this Condo unique

The Plantation is a highly maintained golf resort community that is lush with tropical plants, flowers and mature trees. The environment attracts a wonderful variety of colorful birds for viewing. Many of our sidewalk and parking areas are shaded for comfortable walks or leisurely bike riding. No traffic issues here-even in high season. We selected our ground floor condo because of the wonderful lanai and patio view of the lake and golf course and its peaceful, quiet location. We welcome you to come and share our vacation home we call "Ibis Paradise".

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Master with private bathroom.
      • Guest Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, Brand new beds in 2011, rarely used.
      • Sofa sleeper
        1 queen, Queen sofa sleeper in living room.
      • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Double vanity, Higher toilet for comfort, all new 2012.
      • Guest Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, New fan, granite, cabinet, higher toilet & lighting.
      • Total of 2 bathrooms

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Quaint downtown Venice with it's walking friendly shops, dining & ice cream is only 8 miles away. Activities include: gazebo music nights, festivals, arts & craft shows and a weekly farmers market.
        • Golf Course View
          Plantation's premier Bobcat course view.
        • Lake View
          Small lake that attracts tropical birds and provides a comfortable separation from the private country club golfers.

          Meals

            • Guests provide their own meals

              General

                • Linens Provided
                • Air Conditioning
                  New 2011
                • Covered Parking
                  designated space, new roof in 2012 Locked storage for beach items, bikes, etc...
                • Hair Dryer
                • Internet
                  Free WiFi
                • Iron & Board
                • Clothes Dryer
                  in the condo
                • Living Room
                  43 inch "Smart" HDTV with X-Finity cable and built-in Roku (Fall 2017). Watch your Streaming Channels too! Just bring your personal sign-in account information. DVD player and VHS ability too.
                • Parking
                  Covered space with in a few steps of the front door
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  in the condo
                • Wireless Internet
                  included, bring your own computer.
                • Free Wifi

                  Kitchen

                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Cooking Utensils
                      Blender, hand mixer, small food processor, sandwich maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Wine glasses! Grilling equipment too
                    • Dishwasher
                      New and quiet, Spring 2016
                    • Kitchen
                      Fully equiped.
                    • Microwave
                      built-in
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                      Glasstop
                    • Toaster

                      Dining

                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people

                          Entertainment

                            • Books
                              Condo Association has an honor system lending library for books, games, DVDs, Videos.
                            • CD Player
                            • DVD Player
                              With both TV's. Redbox, library or bring your own DVD's.
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                              Speakers can play TV music channels
                            • Television
                              Living Room 43" Smart HDTV & X-Finity cable. Built-in Roku to watch your own Streaming Channels (like Netflix). Just bring your personal sign-in. Master BR 32' HDTV w/cable wall mounted on swivel.
                            • VCR

                              Outside

                                • Bicycles
                                  Older bikes, various sizes. Available, but use at your own risk.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Sun bathed west side patio
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  (2) East Lanai off guest bedroom for private sunrises, plus West facing lanai off living room for afternoons & sunsets.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Shared Weber Propane grill just a few steps from the front door.

                                  Suitability

                                    • not suitable for children

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Condo complex pool is heated.

                                          Attractions

                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • hospital

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Sleeper sofa (queen size) in living room, newly remodeled modern bathrooms, new walk-in tiled shower, new bathroom vent fans, new faucets and lighting, high thread count sheets and new linens, glass top range, ceiling fans throughout, new carpeting in bedrooms, outdoor storage area with electric, covered designated parking space, new air conditioning, 40' High Definition 1080 TV in living room, 32' HD TV in master, 2 lanais plus a west facing patio, new paint, private washer & dryer inside condo.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              30 Reviews

                                                              Exceptional5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great place to be in January!

                                                              jerry m.

                                                              We found Ibis Paradise to be comfortable and well-equipped. We like the area so much that we purchased a unit across the street!

                                                              Lovely

                                                              jane v.holland michigan

                                                              Mike was very easy to work with. The unit was clean and exactly as described. We had everything we needed for a lovely 2 week stay

                                                              Ibis Paradise—as good as advertised

                                                              Linda E.

                                                              First floor condo that was very clean and just as described. Loved the little room off of the second bedroom that allowed for some quiet and privacy. It was perfect for reading. The outside had two areas to relax and enjoy the view. Close to 41 and lots of places to shop and eat. Outdoor view was so beautiful. Recommend it if visiting Venice.

                                                              Relaxing

                                                              Chris V.

                                                              Quiet Clean Comfortable! Great weather and golf!

                                                              Close to beaches, stores, swimming pool.

                                                              Robert G.

                                                              Definitely recommend. Would stay a second time without hesitation!

                                                              Great Place / Great Vacation

                                                              Al V.

                                                              The Ibis Paradise was wonderful! We've used VRBO a number of times as well as another website starting with "air". By far, this was our best overall rental experience, from beginning to end. The VRBO website is easy to use and provides a ton of information about prospective rentals. The listing for Ibis Paradise is well written: comprehensive and accurate from big picture to small details. Mike responded to the initial inquiry within an hour or two, answered the few questions I had and efficiently worked through the formal steps with me. The condo is great. It is located in The Plantation, a quiet development about 15 minutes from the Venice beaches. Being that far away from the beach involves a trade-off. While a walk to the beach is out of the question, you get quiet, pretty surroundings, better choices in terms of stores. Note that parking at the beach and in town is free. The condo has everything you could possibly want or need. Mike and Cindy have organized it so that everything is easy to find and use, including beach stuff like umbrella, chairs and towels. The unit has an attractive beach oriented decor. And the price/value is outstanding. You may wonder how the price for a place that has such great reviews could be so low. Don't. Just be happy it is and enjoy your stay!

                                                              Location

                                                              Venice, FL, USA

                                                              World Class Beaches, 'Shark Tooth Capitol of the World', Siesta Key, Nokomis Beach, Venice Beach, Longboat Key, Manasota Beach, Caspersen Beach, Major League Atlanta Braves Baseball Spring Training site nearby, Myakka River State Park (alligator viewing), Oscar Scherer SP (bird watching/hiking/canoeing), Ringling Museum, Winery Tour at Bunker Hill Vineyards (or help them harvest?), Mote Aquarium, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Warm Mineral Springs Park, Nokomis Groves Orchard (best orange ice cream), Historic Spanish Point, Sharky's Restaurant and fishing pier, Historical Downtown Venice Shopping, World class medical facilities, Venice is very bicycle friendly.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              $150
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              $400
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              12%

                                                              Property Owner has a 3 payment plan available if your rental Check-in date is 90 days into the future. Payments would be made by personal checks. Please ask Mike about the 3 payment option. Florida Tourism Tax of 12% is required.

                                                              $83avg/night
                                                              30 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 385822

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