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Snowbird's Paradise & Big-Screen TV Wonderland At The Plantation

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,521 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 30 - 90 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Lake View, Community Pool And Close To Beach

Enjoy the Florida lifestyle at this sparkling and spacious modern villa in Venice's finest resort community. Three month minimum for all rentals. Relax with the gorgeous views from the partially-enclosed and screened lanai. This single story villa offers easy entry with no steps and privacy with no neighbors up or down. This stylish villa offers 2 bedrooms plus a den, 2 baths, and a 2 car garage. The spacious home offers over 1,500 sq ft of indoor living space plus the garage and screened lanai. All ceilings rise to 9 feet or higher. A short walk to the end of the block permits access to the community pool and clubhouse for swimming and social events.

The Master Bedroom offers a luxurious king bed with plush topper, views of the pond, large Samsung 40-inch widescreen Smart TV in the stylish armoire, Tivo DVR recording capability, one large walk-in closet, ensuite bath with a double vanity, private walk-in shower & private lavatory. The Guest Bedroom offers a queen bed with plush topper, 19-inch Philips Television, large closet, lovely furnishings and adjacent bathroom. The Den is furnished as an extra bedroom and TV room, with a Samsung 40-inch widescreen Smart TV in the Entertainment Center. The sofa sleeper converts to a comfy queen bed, with a plush 4-inch thick topper available in the closet. The Family room features soaring ceilings, views of the pond, a double recliner couch and love seat, and features a massive 55-inch Samsung Smart TV with Blu-ray player, home theater sound system with 3D movies and 3D glasses, and yet another Tivo DVR system. With Tivo at your command, and using its ultra-easy Season-Pass programming, you'll never miss another favorite TV show, no matter how much time you spend at the beach, pool, shopping, or dinner. Many stations are broadcast and available in High-Definition. You can even transfer your recorded shows from one Tivo to another, and pick up right where you left off, watching from another room. The fully furnished Kitchen offers eat-in dining, modern appliances, pantry, and work desk. The Dining Room caters to social activities with friends and visitors including dinners, card playing, games and has a separate personal Sony stereo system with CD player. There is an extensive online music library with thousands of songs comprised of tunes from the 50's, 60's, 70's and up to today's current hits ranging from country western to hard rock and everything in between. There is free high speed internet and WiFi available throughout the villa utilizing commercial-strength Wireless Access Points with the latest 802.11abgn technologies. The furnished Laundry off the hallway has ample storage and leads to more storage space in the 2 car Garage. The villa offers caller-id telephone service including Free calling to the U.S. & Canada. Both the front door and garage door employ state-of-the-art keyless entry systems for the ultimate in convenience and security, and no worries about losing keys.

Our attractive Community Club House is located just outside the Community Pool, and features a full kitchen, natural gas grill, library, card tables, television and social events. The Club House can also be reserved for private social events.

Explore the great beaches nearby - all free in Sarasota County. Visit Siesta Key's sparkling white sand beach just north near Sarasota - recently named the 'Best beach in America'. You will soon discover that the Venice area is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Over 20 top golf courses await you, world-class bird watching with 2 Audubon clubs, fishing, tennis, bicycling, kayaking, hiking, & canoeing are all excellent. Make sure you visit Snook Haven for lunch & music and experience a bit of Old Florida.

Venice offers numerous shopping venues including the charming downtown shops and restaurants, as well as a Saturday Farmer's Market. Venice boasts over 360 area restaurants including several with sunset viewing. The cultural attractions shine in the evening including the Venice Symphony Orchestra, live theater, numerous bands and live music venues. The nearby libraries and YMCA are excellent. Our unit's Visitor Guide will get you off to a great start enjoying Paradise!

More Details

Dennis and Liz Bjellquist
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Dennis and Liz Bjellquist

Dennis and Liz Bjellquist, reside in Rockaway NJ, and love Venice Florida. We both currently work in the NY/NJ Metro area, and are approaching retirement age. We also have 3 wonderful children, two of which have already graduated college, and one now attending school at FSU in Tallahassee, FL. It made sense for us to choose a retirement home early, and help support our son's education plans in Florida at the same time. Dennis enjoys playing with the best consumer electronics and computer technology. Liz enjoys decorating, gardening, and home improvement shows. All these passions are evident in our new Florida home, where we have recently renovated, and spared no modern conveniences.

Dennis and Liz Bjellquist purchased this villa in 2014

Why Dennis and Liz Bjellquist chose St. Andrews East

Friends of ours first introduced us to Venice in 2013 by lending us their condo, and we immediately fell in love with the ambiance of the charming historic downtown Venice area. We decided to purchase this property as our future retirement home, because we wish to continue an active lifestyle, and enjoy the many amenities of the Plantation, and all that beautiful Venice has to offer! Until we reach retirement, we wanted to share our villa with others who can appreciate Florida living, or those who simply need to escape from the snow and cold winter months. So let our home be your home, and enjoy!

What makes this villa unique

The primary benefit of our property is its proximity to the club house and pool. It has recently been renovated with new furniture, bedding, towels, beach accessories, etc. We also include a Comcast Triple-Play package with HD TV, High Speed Internet, and Free Long-Distance Phone. We have put a TV in every room, and each was selected for the maximum screen size of what the furniture or wall could bear. Whether you are a movie buff, or a sports fan, you will love our TV setup. Florida is home to some of the best beaches in the world, and we have seen both East and West coasts extensively. There is practically no place in Florida that we have not visited at one time or another. We both have a long family history in Florida. We've enjoyed the entire Eastern seaboard from the Outer Banks and all points south. Our favorite vacation locations have always included the SouthWest coast of Florida, stretching from Sanibel/Captiva, and all the way up to Anna Maria Island. Don't even think California beaches, if you prefer to swim and fish in 'warm' Gulf waters. When you stay in Venice, you are staying in the middle of SW Florida, and are never more than 1.


St. Andrews East Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1521 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Can be closed off with Guest Bedroom to create ensuite
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master Bath, with Jack and Jill Sinks, and Walk-in Shower
  • The Master Bath has a very nice walk-in shower. There are no doors or shower curtains to attract mildew. Feel free to squeegee the tiles on occasion, and your shower will stay pristine with no further upkeep. :-)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , With 2-inch Foam Topper for extra comfort
    Guest Bedroom (2nd) - 1 queen , With 2-inch Foam Topper for extra comfort
    Den / Guest Bedroom (3rd) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps like regular bed with 4-inch Foam Topper
  • The Owners are very particular about the comfort of their beds. Every bed must 'sleep like a dream', and they all do. :-)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Owner Operated


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Snowbird's Paradise & Big-Screen TV Wonderland At The Plantation
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Our second home!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very clean and well appointed villa. It is spacious and well designed with pleasant, neutral colors. The owners (Liz and Dennis) are very responsive and reasonable and are always willing to work with the renters. The location is excellent: near Route 75; not far (5-6 miles) from beaches and bustling city during winter, and shopping centers (Publix, Win Dixie, etc.) within 2 miles. The neighborhood is pleasant, clean and safe with friendly neighbors. There are 2 pools within walking distance and a small club house. The area is excellent for biking, golfing and Tennis. We stayed 6 months and plan to return!! Kathy and Al

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto snowbirds

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very pleased with the condition of the villa. It was very well appointed and had everything we needed to make our 2 month stay enjoyable.

The location is great, a short drive to some excellent beaches and to downtown quaint Venice.

Liz and Dennis (owners) were very helpful and eager to do anything to make our stay comfortable. I would definitely recommend this villa to friends and family and would consider staying longer next time.

Terry & Helen

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31.5 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
5.7 Miles
Sharky's On the Pier
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Plantation Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.3 Miles
Snook Haven
Nearest Beach
7.6 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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