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Gorgeous Private Pool! Villa Portofino is Ultimate Island Escape!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Interior Designer Created Gem in Prime Venice Island location with Stunning Pool

Location, location, location!! Venice Island was just featured in "Coastal Living Magazine" as one of the Best Seaside Towns in the US! In a prime, quiet Venice Island setting, Villa Portofino is one of the very few legal weekly stay vacation houses in this highly desired beach town!

* Don't risk booking an "illegal weekly rental place" which can easily fall through. Be safe and choose a local leader in upscale vacation house accommodations with more than a decade experience in providing top hospitality service! We love treating our guests like family.

Our ultra-talented interior designer created the stunning 'Villa Portofino' vacation house with all new furnishings throughout so our guests can fully enjoy their much-deserved island escape. Inviting new private heated pool, 3 tranquil bedrooms with all new linens, 2 full bathrooms, updated dine-in kitchen with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances, 2 brand new sofa sleepers (added in 2016), new LED flat screen TVs.

* Good news - our availability calendars are always up to date 24/7 - simply click on 'Detailed Price' for total rate quote or click on 'Book It' to reserve your dates securely before someone else grabs your favorite week.

French doors from the light-filled Florida Room lead to a private heated swimming pool with all the bells and whistles. Savor Villa Portofino's multiple water fountains, massage therapy jets in swim out, new efficient pool heater, Cancun Blue pebbletec water color, dreamy LED color-changing pool night lighting, screen enclosure to keep pests out & attractive paver deck - plus an open-air patio with grill and patio table

We are the property owners with more than a decade in the vacation rental industry so you will be well taken care of. Many of our guests are "repeats" we are proud to say.

Villa Portofino has the perfect layout for family vacations! Two bedrooms have king-size beds - a rarity! The third bedroom features our new deluxe bunk-bed set to sleep 4 in bunks -twin over full bed with a twin trundle under the full.

* no monthly discounts. 25+ or staying with parents, No Pets, No smoking inside or out as we provide a healthy environment. Low-key respectful vacationers only as this is a nice, quiet, upscale beach community - you will sleep well!

Villa Portofino sleeps 8 most comfortably in beds including trundle or up to 10 max using 2 sofa sleepers.

Friendly owners are dedicated to keeping the vacation house in good condition to please our guests. We eagerly seek out guest feedback & are constantly improving our offerings so guests can fully relax and enjoy their Venice Island escape.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Amy

My favorite childhood memories are visiting my cousins and grandparents with my family on Florida beach vacations. I met my future husband on a Florida vacation many years ago. For more than a decade, I have owned a vacation rental house business and absolutely love helping families plan their dream Florida beach vacations. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests who make our Venice vacation house their favorite annual beach escape!

Why Amy chose Florida South West

We own the vacation house right next door. The sister of the lady we purchased the house next door for put this Venice Island house on the market about a decade ago and we jumped at the chance to have another dream vacation house in this great Venice Island location. Ironically we often have adult sisters renting both of the side-by-side vacation pool houses so they can be close but each family still has their own space with plenty of privacy. We absolutely love this vacation house's location! We can easily walk to our great beach, Sharky's ocean-front restaurant with live tropical music, the Venice Fishing Pier & the shops & restaurants of Historic Venice Avenue!!! There are just a handful of single family homes in this quaint beach community which can LEGALLY be rented on a weekly basis & we are proud to be one of them.

What makes this house unique

Four key things I often hear our guests rave about: our interior designer creates special interiors with casual 'island touches' so guests feel like they've escaped the real world and can fully relax. Second - we have a beautiful, newer private heated pool so we were able to put in many cool features like the multiple water fountains arching into the tropical blue pool waters to delight our guests. Third - we offer outstanding hospitality and have two very similar neighboring vacation houses in this desirable Island of Venice location near our great beach & also walkable to historic Venice Avenue shops & restaurants. Many of our guests want their friends or family to stay close but still have their own private pool house & their own yard - a very unique feature. & * Finally - Venice Island was just featured in "Coastal Living Magazine" as one of the Best Seaside Towns in the US! In a prime, quiet Venice Island setting, Villa Portofino is one of the very few legal weekly stay vacation houses in this highly desired beach town! Don't risk booking an "illegal weekly rental place" which can easily fall through. Be safe & choose a local leader in upscale vacation house accommodations with more than a decade experience in providing top hospitality service. We treat our guests like family! Each guest is invited to our free new online "Hospitality Suite App" - we spent a long time loading it up with our favorite local restaurants, fitness options, best shops, great local activities & very detailed vacation house & area information so our guests can really maximize their vacation experience. Cheers!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Private Pool! Villa Portofino is Ultimate Island Escape!
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful home and location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was not disappointed at all! Beautiful home, comfortable, and great location! We will be returning and telling all our friends and family!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing visit to Venice in this beautifully decorated home!! We were traveling to celebrate our daughters Sweet 16 birthday and were not disappointed with the location nor the home!! Everything was very clean and ready to go when we arrived!! Amy was very responsive to my email regarding the WI-FI issues we had... The password was just missing from the manual :)

We will for sure be back and be recommending Amy and her other properties to family and friends alike !!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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What an amazing vacation we had at your beautiful villa! I would highly recommend it! We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

Hi Amy, we totally enjoyed staying at the Villa Portofino! So clean, nice layout, everything you could ask for and more in a vacation home! We would highly recommend this place to anyone & we ourselves will be back!

Thank you so much for your attention to detail. Looking forward to our next vacay in Venice!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, comfortable and very well equipped. It is closed to the beach, restaurants and markets. The pool is very nice, kids loved it. The owners were very nice and very diligent answering really fast our requests. We had a blast and will absolutely refer it to anybody looking for a great family vacation time. We are planning to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great family time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. There were a few rain days because of the tropical storm coming through. Lots to do in this area and the kids loved the pool and fountains! All in all we had a great stay at this house!!! We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amber - I am thrilled to hear your family had a wonderful time at Villa Portofino & found lots to do in the Venice area:). Thank you so much for being great guests. Please come visit again in the future:). Best regards, Amy & Team
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Close to beach and downtown, clean and a nice pool area.

  • 4 of 5

Villa Portofino was a nice place for my family to come and relax too. It was really close to beaches, restaurants, and shops. The pool area was a nice size and great for having fun with the kids and relaxing. The property came equipped with some helpful essentials for trips to the beach and playing around the yard and pool. If you are looking for high quality staying this might not be the property for you. It was nice and had the basics. The towels were a bit rough. The house is stocked with the bare essentials.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Victoria - Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback! So happy to hear you enjoyed the private swimming pool & our convenient beach location on Venice Island! The bath towels are premium hotel quality but are intentionally not thick - like most vacation houses we need to use good quality beach and bath towels that dry in a reasonable amount of time so we can offer earlier guest arrival times. (better for environment too) We are very proud that we provide many items not offered by other vacation rentals in our area including - surprise welcome goodies, plenty of beach towels, rolling beach cart, beach umbrella, folding beach chairs, beach toys, pack n play, high back booster seat with tray, board games, bbq grill, high thread count sheets & new bed linens, new sofa sleepers, assortment of teas & spices, new cookware/bakeware sets, etc.. We also incorporated new features in the private pool that other pools in the area don't have including: multiple water fountains which arch into the pool; massage therapy jets in swim out & multi-colored LED pool night lighting. Glad to hear you had a nice time and big thanks for being great guests! best regards, Amy McDermott, beach bound escapes
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Sharky's & Fin's
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Venice Island Public 27 hole course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Tamiami Trail
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Sharky's & Fin's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Service Beach on Venice Island
Car: recommended

Our popular vacation house which draws many happy repeat guests is situated in a great Island of Venice location. Gorgeous private pool!! Guests can walk to so much to do including our great beach (deeded beach access); the Historic Town Center; Island golf/ tennis/shuffleboard/playgrounds & the very popular Sharky's & Fin's ocean-front restaurants with live tropical music, Tiki Bar & sunset watching decks. Or relax at your beach home created by a talented interior designer & featuring a new heated in-ground private swimming pool loaded with all the latest features - multiple fountains water feature, massage therapy jets in swim out, dreamy LED night-time pool lighting which changes colors, brand new pool heater, Cancun Blue pebbletec color, screen enclosure to keep pests out & paver deck. The award-winning Venice Theatre, Free yoga on the beach classes, & Publix grocery store are all longer walks or quick drive. The Venice library, new Community Center, Art Center & pharmacy are all on our street and within walking distrance. Our guests also enjoy walking to our weekly Farmer's Market and the numerous special events Venice goes all out for to delight residents & vacationers. We are close to the island's popular 27 hole challenging golf course which is a family favorite & drivable to 5 public or semi-private golf courses plus numerous parks & tennis court options.


Rates & Availability

Venice House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January 7-20, 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan21-mid Feb, 2017
Jan 21 2017 - Feb 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb18-25, 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 25-March 24, 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
March 25-31, 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
April1-15, 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
mid April to mid June, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
mid June to mid Aug, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
mid Aug to Nov 17, 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House/Pool Cleaning Fee $149 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

No pets. No smoking inside or out. 25+ or staying with parents. Low-key, respectful vacationers only as this is a nice, quiet, upscale beach community-you'll sleep well! No monthly discounts as we specialize in short term stays. Reservations are non-refundable like most vacation houses so we suggest reasonably priced travel insurance for peace of mind. We are the property owners and we have more than a decade of vacation rental house experience so you will be well taken care of. We have many happy repeat guests!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1426 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double sink granite vanity & shower in master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Combination tub/shower in guest bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower in pool area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second bedroom also has king-bed, closet, new bed linens
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , King-size bed, designer bed linens, walk-in-closet in master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Deluxe bunk-bed.Twin over full bed & twin trundle under full
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
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  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A very unique feature - we also have the very similar vacation house right next door - it also has a heated private pool! If you want friends & families to stay close but for everyone to still enjoy their own space. Both places created by our talented interior designer with guest comfort in mind. Low-key respectful vacationers only as this is a nice, upscale, quiet beach community. The location is fantastic - only 5 minute walk to our deeded beach access and longer walk to our historic town center's unique shops, restaurants & award winning Theatre. Just 8 minute walk to popular Sharky's & Fin's oceanfront restaurants with live tropical music & sunset watching. Island's popular golf course & Tennis Courts. Our location & amenities make this a very popular island house with many repeat guests. VERY IMPORTANT - this is one of only a very few Venice Island houses LEGALLY allowed to be a weekly vacation rental. Do not risk booking an illegal weekly place which can fall through.

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