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Gorgeous views (bay & orchard), by Nokomis Beach, close to Venice, Sarasota

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Catch views of Blackburn Bay from this charming Old Florida home and neighborhood. Famous Nokomis Beach is just down the road. Ocean breezes, light-filled rooms, lanai, new deck, large yard. One king, one queen, and two twin (or 1 king) beds.

Our home has vintage louvered windows that let light and breeze in every room. Open floor plan creates flow and sightlines through living room, kitchen, dining space, and lanai. Generous closets and nice laundry room. We've worked to create a space that has color and vibrancy, with no recliners! Views include glimpses of Blackburn Bay via our neighbor's orchard next door. No houses on either side of our lot. Beautiful night skies - limited street lights make the stars and moon seem much closer here. Note:we haven't had time to work on the yard yet, so please accept its generally 'natural' look for this year.

The whole house and yard is yours: new Smart TV (Netflix and other apps, internet, local channels), wifi, Bose radio with ipod input option, full laundry with sink, drying rack and outdoor clothesline, beach chairs (5), beach towels (5), water noodles (2), bikes (3), inkjet printer, large deck with outdoor seating, new charcoal grill. We supply some basic kitchen items as well, such as spices, sugar, flour. Other items: coffee grinder and coffee maker, toaster, good quality knives, along with all the cooking and eating utensils needed for living and eating well. There is a one car garage where all the toys are, but we store our Florida car there so it is NOT available for renters.

This is a special old neighborhood, with giant stately pines, open and wooded lots, and quiet streets. No walled compounds, no traffic signals, but lots of humans and dogs getting their exercise and greeting each other, birds strolling and poking around in front yards. Yet we are less than 1/2 mile to US 41 Tamiami Trail and less than 2 miles to Nokomis Beach, which you can get to without crossing US 41.

Location: Our residential streets are biker and walker friendly with courteous drivers. Nokomis Beach is 1.8 miles away via Bayshore Road to Albee Road (no need to get on the highway). Publix grocery store, CVS, and the Post Office are also just a mile away via Bayshore and Laurel Roads. A car gets you to Venice: about 3 miles south, Osprey: 3 miles north, and Sarasota / Siesta Key: about 20 minutes north.

Pet Policy: we love pets, but we are not yet ready to have pets we don't know in our new house. Sorry!!

We have a local friend/manager who will be there for you for check-in, check-out, questions, and troubleshooting.

More Details

Becky & Steve
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About Becky & Steve

Becky and Steve live in St. Paul, MN. Becky retired from 3M a few years ago, and Steve keeps trying to retire from his work as a home, car, boat and bike fix-it guy. We love Minnesota in the summer, and even in the winter, but those winters are just too long. We enjoy travel, friends, biking, hiking, and, apparently, fixing up houses.

Becky & Steve purchased this house in 2014

Why Becky & Steve chose Nokomis

We love world travel and big adventure, but because we couldn't leave our aging dog behind, we headed for Florida in March of 2014 to look for warmth and adventure within driving distance. Somewhat to our surprise, we fell in love with Nokomis and surrounds, and vowed to return in 2015. When we had trouble finding a rental property, we took a leap and bought a sweet little house that just needed a little TLC. We were taken with the clean white exterior, the open plan with great light and ventilation, and the cute dolphin screen door. And of course we were thrilled to find a house in a real neighborhood and one with a glimpse of Blackburn Bay. We returned in October 2014 and spent two months refurbishing the house to make it functional, comfortable, and fun for us and for our rental guests. We hope you find it so!

What makes this house unique

Location! Space! Views! Privacy! At 1750 square feet, the house is spacious. Most rooms are quite large, with ample storage. The split plan, with bedrooms and bathrooms on both sides of the house, provides privacy and quiet spots. The dining table can accommodate a large group, and is open to the lanai and the kitchen, which creates another sense of space and light. The house is situated next to an orchard on one side and a tree-lined driveway on the other, which creates a sense of nature and privacy, particularly in the bedrooms. While not on the water, the house, the lot, and many parts of the neighborhood provide views of and breezes from Blackburn Bay to the west. The neighborhood is full of walkers - humans and dogs - and everyone is very friendly. Bayshore Road is quiet for most of the day, and the neighborhood streets are always quiet. There are many majestic tall pines, open lots, and even a few wooded lots to welcome wildlife. Exotic (to us) birds wander through the yards and perch on tall trees, and the local racoon family parades through on a regular basis. No major water holes for alligators though - whew! At night the stars pop from the sky because we are away from city lights. YET, we are less than a mile from US41 and amenities like grocery stores, and less than 2 miles from famous Nokomis Beach (all via quiet residential streets). And it's just a short hop down to Venice or up to Osprey, and downtown Sarasota is 25 minutes away. Or, more importantly for us, Trader Joe's is 20 minutes north. : )


Nokomis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Connects to Master BR and Laundry / Garage Entry
    Second Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second bath is located by 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bath - 1 king , Full wall of closets, connected to Master Bath, SW light
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Opens onto lanai, orchard view, cozy and sweet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Walk-in closet, morning light, twins can make a kingsize bed
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...


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Gorgeous views (bay & orchard), by Nokomis Beach, close to Venice, Sarasota
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean, great location, I can't say enough good things about the place, would recommend to our family we loved it!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

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.