About the property
- House1426 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
Interior Designer Created Gem in Prime Venice Island location with Stunning Pool
Fantastic news - this vacation house was untouched by hurricane Irma and our beach is in excellent shape - come enjoy!
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. Flexible arrival/departure dates with 2 night minimum stay.
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 , 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 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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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 Venice
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 for stays shorter than 1 month in duration & 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 short-term rental place (for stays under 1 month in duration)" 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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Nice & Quite place to visit
We enjoyed our short stay, wished we could have stay all week. We loved the heated pool and got a lot of use out of it. We did have an issue our first day, but thanks to Amy and the plumber it was quickly resolved. It is a very quite and relaxing area. The beaches are beautiful and we enjoyed our time on them. I hope we are able to return in the future.
Hi Patricia, I'm glad you noticed how quiet and relaxing our area is - I really like that too about Villa Portofino! It's good to hear you enjoyed our beautiful beach. Thank you for quickly reporting the issue so we could rapidly take care of it for the comfort of your stay. Your group is welcome back any time. Thanks for being fantastic guests. best regards, amy
We really enjoyed our stay here. The location was central to the beach and downtown. We spent most of our time relaxing in the pool! We highly recommend it!
Hi Marceline - Thrilled to hear you enjoyed our pool - it is one of our most popular features! I'm also delighted to hear you found Villa Portofino to be relaxing - that's always our goal!! Best regards, amy
Home was nice, suitable for young families!
The home was beautiful. Beds were so comfy! Location was amazing. Unfortunately the park down the street was closed due to a fire, but there was a beach steps away from the park. The pool was unfortunately green and cloudy. We let the owner know right away but by the time it was fixed we could not swim due to cooler weather. I wish there were lights around the table at night, we like to eat later. I understand they like to keep it quiet in the neighborhood but there were only 3 of us adults staying. We wanted to sit outside to eat the first few nights and were not able to. I would recommend for young families! We bought and left a beach chair, we could only find 2!
Hi Christine - Thanks for taking time to leave feedback. So glad you found this vacation house to be nice & suitable for families! The beach is in good shape. Our pool maintenance company said pool was definitely swimmable they just had cleaned it - giving a temporary cloudy appearance which turned clear. There is a new pool heater for cooler days. There is a light switch right behind house for pool enclosed area - did you see it? The side yard doesn't have lights (so we don't bother neighbors as venice is a peaceful quiet beach community) but our pool area definitely does. There are plenty of beach chairs - I think you must have missed the large beach gear bin on back side of house right outside enclosed pool area - these are many comfortable coleman brand - folding camping style chairs that have carry bags - they are the only style sturdy enough to hold up & still be comfortable - we've learned. We are also testing out some traditional beach chairs so see how they hold up - so I think you
saw those but not the ones in the bin. - We have a team in place to quickly answer any questions and resolve any issues that arise during your stay. I wish we would have known about these during your stay so they could be easily addressed. Best regards, Amy & Team
Clean and comfortable
We loved our stay. House was clean and comfy. The pool temperature was perfect. Our time outdoors was limited due to time restrictions. Venice beach and pier were close by. We also drove to Siesta Key the number 1 beach in the USA. Nice place!
Delighted you liked Villa Portafino and found it to be clean and comfortable with a nice heated private pool. Our interior designer worked hard to create an inviting vacation escape. Thanks for being great guests! best, amy
Pool was great!
The pool was awesome and plenty of towels. Also, the most comfortable sleeper sofa I have ever slept on. The only downfall is the dishwasher doesn’t work. The dishes came out filthy.
so glad you enjoyed the private pool!!
I really wish we would have known you had an issue with the dishwasher so that it can be resolved during your stay.
We now have a brand new dishwasher in villa portofino - works great!
— In the future, please do not hesitate at all to call us, text us, or email us with anything needed as we have a full team devoted to ensuring you have a great stay! Happy to hear you found the sofa sleeper comfortable. Best regards, Amy & team
Wonderful family getaway!
We love Venice! This was our first time staying on the island and enjoyed the close proximity to everything! The house was perfect for our family!
Hi Kristin - I'm thrilled to hear you had a wonderful family getaway, loved our location on the island of venice, & that Villa Portofino suited your group perfectly! Thanks for the nice feedback!!
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
Additional information about rental rates
No pets. No smoking inside or out. 25+ or staying with parents. no student groups/no noisy groups. Low-key, respectful vacationers only as this is a nice, quiet, upscale beach community-you'll sleep well! We now have flexible arrival and departure days with a 2 night minimum stay. 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!