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SHORE ACRES- Less than a mile to Nokomis Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


About the property

There are two bedrooms: The Master bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. There is one full bathroom and also a half bath. There is also has a queen size sleeper sofa to accommodate sleeping for up to 6. The kitchen features recent upgrades, including a built in microwave and dishwasher. There is a large paver patio with a southern exposer right off of the kitchen. There is also an attached one car garage.

John Ehlen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About John Ehlen

After a sailing vacation my wife and I took in the southwest Florida coastal area, my brother and I decided it was time to find a place in southwest Florida. We looked from Fort Myers to Sarasota and fell in love with the laid back feel of Nokomis/Venice area and all it has to offer.

John Ehlen purchased this villa in 2011

Why John Ehlen chose Nokomis

We settled on our property because of it proximity to the beach and the inter-coastal waterway. The white sand beach is a great place to spend time. There are many great eateries just a short walk or drive away.

What makes this villa unique

Less than a mile away is Nokomis beach. The great family friendly atmosphere and white sand beach has easy access and parking. Kayak rentals and fishing charter services are nearby and offer great opportunities to enjoy what the innercoastal and gulf waters have to offer. Pelican Alley and Pop's Sunset Grill are within walking distance and Nokomos Sunset Hut and Briandi's are short ride. Also visit Captain Eddie's for dining in or check out their fresh seafood market and bring something home to enjoy on the grill.


Nokomis Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master, Twin Beds (2) second bedroom has two twin beds, Queen size sleeper sofa, including bedding.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Less than a mile walk to Nokomis beach, unit is equipped with beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella and cooler for your use while there.


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SHORE ACRES- Less than a mile to Nokomis Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

The property is not only as described, but better. Location is excellent--quite close to Nokomis beach along with Venice and the Laurel area, and South Sarasota can be reached in 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. Neighborhood is residential and nice. The property is a duplex with living room, two bedrooms, bath, kitchen, utility room (with washer/dryer) and garage, along with a small patio in back. The white picnic bench in the photos is in front and is located in nice shade in the afternoon/evening.

The two best features are all the extras found in the place and the owners. By extras, I mean plenty of towels, and a kitchen filled with everything from cooking gear to baggies and aluminium foil and spices. And the garage has a lot of sea toys too. Internet is cable and seemed stable--measured at about 22 Mbps down and 10 down via wireless.

The owners are very nice and communicative--emails and texting answered promptly. But more importantly, they are just nice people--awake and aware and a pleasure to meet. I hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Benoit is familar with the area, as he has close friends that live nearby. We know there are lots of choices on VRBO for our area, and were happy to have him choose our place for his stay. It was nice to see that he found our place comfortable and it was a pleasure to get to know him during his visit. Hosting on VRBO has become an enjoyable part of our lives and we look forward to hosting and meeting more great people along the way.
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Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Every time we unlocked the door it felt like we were home. John and Diane were wonderful. Villa was super clean. Villa is well stocked with all your needs. Gas grill provided, washer and dryer, towels, pots, pans, coffee maker, toaster, spices, hair dryer and much more. Publix close to the villa. Nokomis Beach right down the street. Close to downtown Venice. Go to the Farmers Market in downtown Venice on Saturdays. We will stay again. Thanks John and Diane for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I had a very relaxing stay at Shore Acres. Diane and John really make you feel at home !

  • 5 of 5

The unit is equipped with everything you need to make your stay a memorable one . A short walk to a beautiful beach, great restaurants nearby, CVS, Walgreens,

Publix, a Post Office all within walking distance. If don't want to go out, cook out on the grill and relax on your private patio. I'll definitely stay there again !

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Shore Acres while visiting family in the Venice beach area. The cottage was perfect and the owner was attentive to our needs. We were close to everything we needed stores, beach and other areas such as Sarasota. I found the cottage to be very clean and well stocked with all of our needs. I would recommend this cottage to anyone staying in the Nikomis area.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sometimes pictures lie or are outdated and to be honest, it was one of the less expensive options and the pictures looked good enough so I took the gamble. But when I actually saw the place for myself, I was pleasantly surprised as the pictures don't do it justice! John and his wife and very friendly and helpful :) definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very appealing!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place. John and Diane were great and helpful. Very good landlords. Comfortable, neat and clean. Close to beach, resteraunts and grocery store. Quiet neighborhood. Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A short walk to the white sand beach or waterfront restaurants. A boat launch on the inter-coastal is less than a mile away. Only 4 miles to Venice Isle. Check out the farmers market in downtown Venice on Saturday. Siesta Key Beach and Sarasota are only 20 min. north.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee 
$50 + tax
Exit Cleaning Fee
 $75 + tax
Tax Rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.