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Private Pool! Villa Portofino is Ultimate Island Escape-Untouched by Irma

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,426 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2005
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 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!


Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1426 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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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Private Pool! Villa Portofino is Ultimate Island Escape-Untouched by Irma
average rating of 4.65 based on 40 reviews

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Pool was great!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Wonderful family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!!
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Marion va

Nice house!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house with pool. Granddaughter really enjoyed herself with only 5-10 minute walk to beach. Close to several restaurants and shops, but we where to busy playing in the water and building sandcastles to shop!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Theresa - I am so glad you had a nice time and enjoyed Villa Portofino with your granddaughter! Best regards, Amy
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Great way to spend a long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Villa Portofino with our 1 yr old and his grandparents, and we all had plenty of space to do our own thing or hang out together as the day took us. The private pool was a highlight, and a quiet stretch of beach is close enough to stroll to. We had a great time, and would visit again. Amy was very helpful with any questions we had. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Stuart, Glad you loved villa Portofino's private pool & found the house spacious! best, amy
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Philadelphia, Pa

Nice vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. We loved having a private pool. Our stay was comfortable and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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. 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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund