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Venice Beachfront Community Aldea Mar, Beaches, Shopping, and Dining

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Spacious 2br, 2ba, Sleeps 6, Steps To The Beach!

Special Note: PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR BEFORE INQUIRING. Aldea Mar is located on approximately 11 acres of lush tropical vegetation directly on the Gulf of Mexico. 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 front door, the large heated and chilled swimming pool is even closer and the oversized putting green is on site. Shuffleboard is also available on site as well as a large clubhouse for scheduled activities and private parties. Our unit is in the perfect location situated just steps from the beach. Everything is close yet the location is very quiet. There is easy access from parking in the covered carport to the unit as well as to the many amenities that Aldea Mar offers. Our two bedroom unit will sleep 6 with plenty of room to entertain guests. Flat screen TVs are in the bedrooms and living room (upgraded cable included with DVR in LR) and the tastefully decorated living room will give you a fresh feel for the Florida gulf coast. There is a full kitchen with upgraded appliances and granite countertops as well as a stackable washer and dryer for your use. High speed wireless internet is provided. We have fishing poles, beach chairs/towels, shark tooth sifters, coolers, beach toys, putters (for weekly putting events with your neighbors) and a set of golf clubs for your use. Rentals are monthly but we can rent for a shorter period of time during the off season. Our home is renter ready with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Need a bike? We have those (2) too!

Doug Woodring
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2018

About Doug Woodring

Our condo is a focal point of our family get-togethers. While not native to the area, we have been Floridians for 20 years and we love the beach!

Doug Woodring purchased this condo in 2013

Why Doug Woodring chose Golden Beach

My wife and I fell in love with the quiet charm of Venice several years ago. We have been renters ourselves in the area and decided to take the plunge and fuel our passion for the beach, scuba, and shark tooth diving. We hope you enjoy the area as much as we do. It's our favorite home away from home and we hope it will become yours.

What makes this condo unique

Golden beach where Aldea Mar is located is the nicest private beach area on the island of Venice. The property gives you that secluded island/beach feel while being only minutes away to downtown and other amenities in the area.


Golden Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Guest Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath
  • Bathrooms updated with granite vanities, tile and new fixtures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 King-size bed in Master with en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 King-size bed and 1 Twin bed with second twin in trundle
  • Master Bedroom updated with wall-mounted flat screen TV and Blu-Ray DVD (Netflix Available for renter use) player plus new dresser.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Less than 1 mile to grocery shopping (Publix) and downtown area. The city/island of Venice is very bike friendly. Our beach provides excellent access for shore diving/fossil hunting.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Venice Beachfront Community Aldea Mar, Beaches, Shopping, and Dining
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Prior Lake, Mn.


  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for the month of April..............WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! We enjoyed it so much we will be back next year. After reading the other reviews there is not too much more to add. Venice is beautiful and our weather was great! The condo is in a perfect location as mentioned, close to anything you need or want. The fantastic beach is a short stroll from the door of the condo and the heated pool is great and soooo close as well. The condo is cute and comfy, everything you would need is there. We loved sitting on the lanai in the morning and the evening. The owners are very helpful, respond quickly to any questions and make you feel welcome. All we can say is we loved our getaway, could not have been better, a perfect 10!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It helps when you have wonderful guests like these folks!
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Kelowna, BC, Canada

An absolutely stunning property with caring owners and a fantastic oceanside location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this particular unit for three years in a row for a month each season and it suits our family needs perfectly. The 30 second stroll to the beach or the 5 minute bike ride downtown and the quick access to basically anywhere on the island of Venice make this location unbeatable. The bikes provided with the rental are a fantastic benefit along with the great fishing (equipment also provided) right off of the shore makes you never want to leave this wonderful setting.

The caring and thoughtful owners have provided absolutely everything you will require so that all you need to focus on bringing is your sunglasses, bathing suit, sunscreen and flip flops. The kitchen is very well equipped, the beds are clean and comfortable and the spotless meticulously kept unit is completely free of any noise other than perhaps the wonderful ocean breeze in the palms right outside. The Florida / Beach decor in the unit again reminds you continually that you are on vacation so that the hustle of the city, life pressures or work are not constantly on your mind. The provision of all of the detailed amenities makes a peaceful vacation very simple and extremely relaxing.

Throughout the years of vacationing here we have come to meet several other couples or families either renting or that own units and have really enjoyed the welcoming, pleasant and friendly atmosphere throughout all of Aldea Mar. The maintenance of the tropical grounds and beautifully heated pool is again only a 30 second walk from the door.

Through our many times coming to Venice and now our third year in this unit we have recommended and had friends stay here as well and we all share these similar positive views. We will continue to recommend this unit as each year the owners make small renovations / improvements that make a great vacation even better. Our family, for one, will continue to keep this unit on our number one priority list for all of our return visits to Venice, FLA in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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November at Aldea Mar

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for the second time and had another excellent month. It is beautifully decorated and fully equipped/ Thanks to new blinds in the living/dining area it is full of light and is a pleasant space for relaxing both indoors and on the lanai. Many upgrades since last year have improved the feel of this spacious unit. Proximity to the beach is a real plus. The pool is excellent for swimming laps. The downtown area is a pleasant 20 minute walk. Aldea Mar is a friendly condo community and the owners of this unit are very accommodating, responsive and helpful. We will return next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was all I wanted it to be !

  • 5 of 5

I would rate it FIVE STAR.

Felt at home the minute I opened the door . Spotless and very modern .

Pool n Ocean was a vacationers dream .

I didn't bring a car and enjoyed the 'just over a mile walk to Publex , Pharmacy and Venice Av. Two beautiful piers a nice 45 walk or 10 min drive .Bravo to home owners .

.Highly recommended for retiries ,a perfect place to relax . I Did not want to leave .

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax, NS

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Condo was perfect for family visit. Location to beach and pool within one minute walk. Nicely appointed unit with all needed amenities. Would definitely book for next trip.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Condo in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We timed our escape from winter perfectly this year. Our friends at home kept their snow shovels and cold weather gear close at hand. We enjoyed daily bike rides and swims in the spacious pool followed by gorgeous sunsets at the beach. Also took day trips to Ringling Brothers in Sarasota and several local wildlife preserves. Our condo was bright, spacious, and comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked for all our cooking needs. We are looking forward to returning next winter.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Daiquiri Deck
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Venice Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
73 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Tamiami Trail Bypass
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
The Soda Fountain
Nearest Beach
Golden Beach at Aldea Mar
Car: recommended

Crossing one of Venice's bridges to the historic downtown area, known as 'The Island of Venice', instantly transports you to a place of unparalleled charm

where palm tree lined avenues host an endless array of exciting things to do and see. You’re sure to find a shop or boutique to satisfy your style out of the 100+ unique shops, salons, and other businesses along the Island Avenues of Venice. If dining is your idea of excitement, your palate will be especially pleased. With many sidewalk cafes and several picturesque waterfront restaurants, Venice offers a total dining experience that is truly second to none.

The town of Venice is known as the Sharks Tooth Capital. Venice Beach is located about half way down the left side (Gulf side) of the state’s peninsula and it has a coral reef just offshore.

Finding pre-historic shark’s teeth seems to be easy to do along this beach! Divers, snorkelers and beachcombers are all able to find various types of teeth that have been washed up from an exposed offshore fossil layer from 2 to 25 million years ago (Miocene). And if you become a shark tooth enthusiast, you’ll be eager to learn what type of tooth you have and which shark it came from. Collecting prehistoric sharks teeth has been a favorite pastime of visitors and residents of the Venice area for decades. They may be black, brown, or gray, depending on the minerals in the soil in which they have been buried. They range in size from one eighth inch to three inches, and on rare occasions more than 6 inches. The Megalodon ('Big Tooth') was an enormous shark – up to 60 feet long – now extinct, but his large teeth can range from tens to hundreds to thousands of $$$!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Move out cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rentals of less than one month considered; Contact Owner for availability/pricing. Inquire about multi-month discount. Returning guests lock-in current rental rate. NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Credit Card use incurs a fee of between 2.2-3.75% of the booking amount (in addition to quote). e-Check (US only) is free of charge. Contact owner with questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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