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Gorgeous Views (Bay & Orchard), by Nokomis Beach, Close to Venice, Sarasota

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This house is available to families and friends aged 25 or older. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house is on one level, but has a couple of 4 -6 inch bumps to enter the house, enter the lanai. No interior modifications have been done to counters. Master Bath has a grab bar just outside the shower. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bath: 1 king

    Full wall of closets, connected to Master Bath, SW light...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Opens onto lanai, orchard view, cozy and sweet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Walk-in closet, morning light, twins can make a kingsize bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Connects to Master BR and Laundry / Garage Entry...moreless

  • Second Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Second bath is located by 2nd and 3rd bedrooms....moreless


  • Games:

    A few jigsaw puzzles, Scrabble, cribbage and cards, maybe more ?...moreless

  • Stereo:

    fBose radio can be used as speaker from ipods, phones, etc....moreless

  • Television:

    New 50' Smart TV with antenna, Smart apps, Netflix...moreless


  • Dining:

    Antique dining table with 3 leaves, smaller table in lanai, 9 chairs total. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer plus outdoor clothesline...moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a one car garage which can be used for storage of items, but the parking space will likely be occupied by a car that is kept there by the owners. Parking will be outside in the driveway. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Each room has two sets of sheets, and the twin bed room also has two sets of king size sheets if a conversion to king is desired. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great breezes, new furniture (mostly), room to dance :)...moreless

  • Parking:

    1 stall garage and u-shaped driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    New, multiple sets. Five beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Super efficient spin cycle, can be used for drying hand-washed items. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    'Vintage' appliances and counters, but appointed with new dishes, glasses, pots, pans, hand mixer, Cuisinart, blender, cutting boards, cookie sheet, etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, salt, pepper, spices provided. ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    New wooden deck in the back with table, chairs, chaise, etc. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Interior lanai connected to dining room. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Yes, there is a lawn. It needs some TLC though - next year!! ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New charchoal Weber...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Five beach towels and five beach chairs. If going to the beach can be a water sport. ...moreless



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Winter 2017
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
28 night min stay
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Nokomis, FL, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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. : )

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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  • Blackburn Bay in the background.

    Blackburn Bay in the background.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

    Fully equipped kitchen.

  • Open floor plan connects lanai, dining room, kitchen, and living room.

    Open floor plan connects lanai, dining room, kitchen, and living room.

  • Bedroom with twin beds arranged for king size.

    Bedroom with twin beds arranged for king size.

  • View of our neighbor's orchard.

    View of our neighbor's orchard.

  • Aqua countertops - Florida!

    Aqua countertops - Florida!

  • Master bedroom has view of green branches, late afternoon sun, and moonlight.

    Master bedroom has view of green branches, late afternoon sun, and moonlight.

  • Guest Bedroom #2.  Morning sun streams in.  Can convert to king size bed.

    Guest Bedroom #2. Morning sun streams in. Can convert to king size bed.

  • Third bedroom has view of the neighbor's orchard, and opens onto the lanai.

    Third bedroom has view of the neighbor's orchard, and opens onto the lanai.

  • New deck and plantings, under a laurel oak tree.

    New deck and plantings, under a laurel oak tree.

  • View of Blackburn Bay through our neighbor's property.

    View of Blackburn Bay through our neighbor's property.

  • Beautiful Nokomis Beach on a rare stormy day.

    Beautiful Nokomis Beach on a rare stormy day.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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