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Villa Grande in Venice - Private Beach Access - Fenced - Pets OK - WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 27 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath House With Garage/Laundry/Fully Stocked

Our spacious Villa Grande home is located just minutes away from the popular Sharky's restaurant, downtown Venice and several fabulous *free* beaches.

A single story villa, it is fully updated with tile floors throughout and features a split design separating the two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Many amenities are provided to make your vacation relaxing, including beach chairs, pool noodles, beach umbrella, beach towels, beach toys, shark's tooth strainer and two beach cruiser bicycles with front baskets.

**** To see our walk through video - go to photo number 3 but not in expanded view and you will be able to view the video.****

Visit beautiful Venice Island. Shop, eat and enjoy the sunny Florida scenery. Venice, Florida is known as the 'Shark's Tooth Capital of the World' and your vacation paradise is only minutes from Caspersen Beach where you can scoop shark's teeth right out of the shallows. Don't worry, these teeth aren't new, they're prehistoric.

One side of Villa Grande features the master bedroom boasting a King size bed and a walk-in closet with plenty of room for your clothes. The master bathroom has a tub, shower, towel closet and plenty of counter space on the vanity. Feel extra pampered with the plush spa towels and spa robes provided for you during your stay.

On the other side of the home, a pocket door gives the second bedroom its own living area with access to a full second bathroom. The bedroom includes a Queen size bed and a roomy closet for all of those new 'Shark's Tooth Capital' t-shirts. The second bathroom has a spacious vanity top, large mirror and a large walk-in shower.

Also offered is one fold-out Simmons DreamSleep twin bed with very comfy memory foam mattress and a roomy full mattress sized sofa bed in the Florida room.

The kitchen features a breakfast bar and is fully stocked with pots, pans, gadgets and updated appliances - including dishwasher. We also stock spices, coffee, salt, pepper, sugar and other basics that you don't have to buy at the store. We provide paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, dishwasher soap and some sample sizes of toothpaste, mouthwash etc so the only thing you need to shop for is perishable food that you'd like to cook at home.

The living room lets you sit back and relax between all of that hard work of laying on the beach and features a large LED HD TV with loads of middle tier HD cable channels and a DVR for recording your favorite shows while you are out. It also features super fast 50/50 Frontier FIOS wireless internet access (free WiFi) for seamless Internet content streaming. Also included is a cordless telephone which features free unlimited local and national calling in the US. No need to worry about cell phone charges or signal coverage with your cell phone!

Throw open the French door and let the breeze pour in as you enjoy a little coffee or tea. Dine outside while enjoying the Florida sunshine under the palm trees while your kids or pets play in the fenced yard.

The garage is attached and includes automatic door control and full size washer and dryer for drying those wet bathing suits, washing those towels you were sitting on at the beach or getting your clothes cleaned of one adventure and ready for the next.

Villa Grande has ceiling fans throughout as well as central air and heating. Nearby is a heated outdoor Olympic pool at the Venice YMCA which has great daily, weekly or monthly rates to use the entire facility.

One feature which we believe sets our property apart from many others is that we now use a keyless entry system and you are given a code to access the house which is individualized and never the same. There are no cleaning people or contractors who will have a key to the house. As the property owners, we respect your privacy and value your security.

Venice is a very beautiful and laid back city and you're sure to meet other friendly people biking the Legacy Trail and walking as you take a stroll or walk your dog. The local area has several dog parks and Brohard Paw Park Dog Beach where your pooch can run free.

Included with your stay is a pass to the South Venice Beach Ferry. Experience nostalgic 'Old Florida' as you take a 4 minute ride on the ferry to the beach which is only accessible to people with ferry passes. The beach ferry has turned out to be a favorite with our guests!

We can process your credit card payment or an electronic check payment.

More Details

Ruth Miller
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2018

About Ruth Miller

Hi! My name is Ruth and my husband Dan and I live in Venice so we can take care of any issues with the house ourselves. We visited the area in December 2011 from Pennsylvania and during our stay we decided to move here and have never looked back.

Ruth Miller purchased this house in 2012

Why Ruth Miller chose Venice

We chose this house to offer as a seasonal rental because it is conveniently located yet also in a quiet residential neighborhood. We added a privacy fence to the spacious back yard and changed the flooring to ceramic tile so that we can accommodate travelers with their pets.

We own and manage this property ourselves. You will never have to deal with a property manager.

What makes this house unique

House is on a spacious corner lot with a tropical garden feel. Back yard is completely privacy fenced. Floor plan is open and spacious feeling.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is big and clean. The tile floors are easy to keep clean and there are throw rugs everywhere you need one. It is nicely furnished and decorated. The master bedroom has a huge closet with lots of shelves, a luggage rack and laundry basket. The linens are nice and the beds comfortable. Full beach gear comes with the house: Beach chairs and nice beach towels. The laundry is in the spotless big garage. There's even room for your car! The kitchen has everything you need to cook and serve. There is a six top table in the yard with an umbrella and a nice barbecue. The house comes with two bikes with helmets and an air pump. My favorite part was the amenities for my dogs: Dog treats in the welcome package, dog toys, dog towels and a huge fully fenced yard accessible from the Florida room. There is even a pooper scooper in the yard. It's a block off 41 so it's convenient and quite. It only takes 10 minutes to downtown venice, nakomis or the beach.
Jun 2017
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Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • -Please do not use bleach products for laundry or cleaning because it can damage the septic system. -Trash must be put out at curb for pickup weekly
  • -Please do not set the Air Conditioning temperature below 68 degrees -No parking on grass -Guests must DocuSign our rental agreement
  • -No loud music or other loud noises which may disturb the neighbors. -All pet waste must be picked up before lawn is mowed - usually every Friday
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Guest bathroom has walk-in shower - no tub Master bathroom is an en suite Guest bathroom is next to second Queen bedroom and can be made private behind pocket door
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Includes private bathroom and walk in closet
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Has pocket door that allows private access to guest bathroom
  • Additional sleeping includes: 1) Simmons Memory Foam DreamSleep folding twin bed 2) one Full sized sofa bed in the Florida room. Twin and full sheet sets provided along with extra pillows and blankets
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Villa Grande in Venice - Private Beach Access - Fenced - Pets OK - WiFi
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 46 reviews

Clean, comfortable, all we needed

  • 5 of 5

Our service dog, loved the fenced in yard, and the bag of dog treats that were left with the snacks on the kitchen counter, made all of us feel at home. It had more than enough space, and were lucky enough to find a place that offered us the rest and relation we needed. Manasota beach was a few minutes away, as were many restaurants. We will definitely book again. It was our first VRBO, and this stay has made us realize how uncomfortable hotels have become.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Grande was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Grande met all my expectations. The property, location and amenities were exactly how the listing had described it. I had my two dogs with me so the large fenced in backyard was great. Plenty of room to run and play and, the fencing was in excellent shape so I did not have to worry about the dogs getting creative and finding a way to explore the neighborhood. I brought my cloths, some personal items and dog food, that's it. Everything else is provided for you including beach towels and chairs, bikes, a grill on backyard patio and a washer and dryer. I could not have been happier with the level of customer service. Ruth responded quickly to all my emails and questions. If there was something I asked that she did not know, which was rare, she researched it and got back to me, usually the same day. We were ten minutes from Brohard Paw Park, a fantastic off leash beach for dogs, and the same distance to the public beach. There were plenty of activities and restaurants to choose from. I absolutely will add Villa Grande to my list of places to re-visit and I would not hesitate for a second to recommend it, especially if you are traveling with dogs. Thanks again Ruth, the dogs and I had a great time. It was just what the doctor ordered.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you and the dogs enjoyed the huge yard, the dog beach and the Venice area for your R & R visit. You and your furry friends are welcome to come back any time!
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The house was very clean and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well equippoed with everything we needed

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great private yard for dogs to run🐾

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and comfortable home near the Brohard Paw Park and convenient to shopping and restaurants. Our puppies enjoyed the large, very private yard and the residential neighborhood was a good place to walk them.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neighborhood location close proximity to everything

  • 5 of 5

We were house hunting in the Venice area. Accommodations were in good condition with several nice touches, snacks, spa robes, etc. right off 41, location was ideal for our purposes.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will be back and can only recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ruth! We loved staying in Venice! The home was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pia! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed staying in Villa Grande. We look forward to having you back as our guests again soon!
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tony's Chicago Beef
Nearest Ferry
1.1 Miles
South Venice Beach Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pelican Pointe Golf Community
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 41 - Tamiami Trail
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bonefish Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manasota Beach
Car: recommended

Nearby attractions include: Siesta Key, Myakka State Park, Mote Aquarium, Venice Island Boutique Shopping, Venice Fishing Pier, Orlando and Disney World (2 hours), Caspersen Beach, Sharky's on the Beach restaurant, Fox Lea Farm with many horse shows and activities is only 15 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $75

Pet fee for 28 nights or more is $125 for up to 3 pets and cleaning fee is $175.
For stays being booked beyond 45 days in advance we accept a 30-50% reservation deposit to hold your dates.
We accept most major credit cards as well as electronic checks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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