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Updated unit new to VRBO 2 Bedroom 2 Bath condo

Venice, FL, USA
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay14 - 30 nights

2 /2 bedroom /bath condo

Newly renovated second floor 2 bedroom / 2 bath condo in desirable Venice beach. Bahia Vista Gulf is a very social and welcoming condo community. In season a social calendar of events is posted monthly in the club house . Meet new friends at the sunset cocktail party or exercise in the heated pool that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. If the beach is your goal walk a few feet beyond the pool and there it is ! A two minute walk to the right brings you to the south Venice jetty for watching boats or for fishing or getting lunch at the hot dog stand. Want a nice sit down meal ? The Crow’s Nest restaurant is right across the street from your unit. No need to worry about having a designated driver ! Entertainment and great food available in the bar or dining room. There is also a marina with available fishing charters. You can rent boats, kayaks, personal water craft (Sea Doo) and paddle boards just a few miles away. Historic downtown Venice with several shops and restaurants is a bike ride away .

Venice Island is a sought after location. Interstate 75 and other Florida attractions are nearby. Sarasota is 30 minutes away, Ft. Myers about 1 hour, Tampa, Clearwater, Saint Petersburg, Busch Gardens about 75 minutes, The Everglades are just over 2 hours, and Orlando/Disney/Sea World about 2 1/2 hours.

The condo is completely furnished and fully equipped with linens, kitchen dishes and cookware, two flatscreen TVs. Coin operated washer and dryers are available in the building.


The monthly rates quoted are for the 1st thru last day of the month. Slightly shorter stays may be considered – please check with us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


Dennis Coll

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Dennis Coll

I am originally from Philadelphia but spent my entire working career in the Boston area. I retired in 2005 and since then have split my time between Venice and Massachusetts. I discovered that I could take language lessons during the winter months here and, since that time, have become a great fan of all things Italian - but Im not forgetting my 100% Irish heritage ;-)

Dennis Coll purchased this Condo in 2005

Why Dennis Coll chose Venice

I have always wanted to own a home by the sea and this condominium and this city seemed perfect for me. The condominium is situated on a canal - just a matter of feet from the Inland Water Way. From our place, by boat, it is just minutes to the jetties and access to the Gulf of Mexico. Or perhaps you would prefer to meander through the Condominium complex for a few minutes where you will find our pool - situated just alongside the beach! Venice still maintains some of its old Florida charm - not overrun with beach side development. Speaking of beaches - all of the beaches in Venice are available for public use but the major gathering points are 'Venice Beach' (at the end of Venice Avenue) Sharky's Beach, and Casperson Beach. You can literally walk for miles on the beaches of Venice.

What makes this Condo unique

Somewhat unique to Venice- we are situated on the Gulf of Mexico yet have very easy access to the major interstate highway of western Florida - I-75 just minutes away from town. That fact means we can say with confidence that attractions as far away as DisneyWorld or the Everglades can be reached within 2 1/2 hours. So, aside from theater, cinema, social clubs, yoga on the beach, churches, synagogues, golf courses and the myriad water attractions that you will find here, you can easily attend live opera, visit theaters in several cities, go to world class art museums, enjoy spring training baseball, ride a bicycle path built on an old railroad bed from Venice to Sarasota, go deep sea fishing, enjoy botanical gardens and so much more - including learning the history of the area- Venice is the former winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus (you can still have the experience of flying the trapeze here - really, you can!) I highly recommend a visit to the former home, gardens and museum of John and Mable Ringling.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Master
        1 queen
      • Guest Bedroom
        1 murphy bed, Queen - Room doubles as office -can be opened to living room
      • Master Bedroom with private bathroom including full tub and shower. Queen sized bed and plenty of storage space. TV


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Guest
        toilet, shower, Toilet is comfort(Taller) height.
      • Master Bathroom includes full tub and shower. Comfort (taller) height toilet.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Some guests prefer to stay at poolside while still enjoying the Beach View - boats on the Gulf - and dolphin siting!
        • Beachfront
          Bahia Vista Gulf Condominiums have direct Beach access. In fact, our swimming pool and clubhouse are located on the beach!
        • Waterfront
          Your rental condo is located at dock side with direct access to the intercoastal waterway.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Laundry area in building
                    • Living Room
                      The living room sofa has two reclining chairs - it is NOT a sleeper.
                    • Parking
                      Very convenient 1 car reserved parking for this unit - guest parking also available
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry area in building


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Televisions are available in the living room and in the master bedroom


                                    • Balcony
                                      Overlooking Intercoastal Waterway
                                    • Boat
                                      Several boat rentals in area
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Several courses within a 15 minute drive
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Several rentals available in the area
                                    • Tennis
                                      Venice courts are 5 minutes away


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                            • Heated Pool


                                                • live theater
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              9 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A well equipted Condo with all you need. including beach equipment. location superb.

                                                              dennis w.South Wales U.K.

                                                              My wife and I are from the UK. We stayed here in Venice Island for two weeks in this superb very well equipped Condo. The location and view on the inlet waterway was beautiful.

                                                              We had full access to the lovely swimming pool right next to the beach.

                                                              Many thanks to the owner Dennis Cole for looking after our every need. He went above and beyond to make our stay so memorable. Which meant a lot to us.

                                                              We highly recommend this Condo, and will definitely be returning in the future. Thanks again Dennis for a lovely holiday. oops vacation


                                                              Michael C.

                                                              What can I say about this place. Nothing but great things. The location is great. Access to a private pool and beach, just wow!!! There was never a day we were not at the pool or the beach. When we first walked in we walked into a clean and comfortable condo. It honestly felt like home. There are Publix locations a few minute drive away. We were also greeted with snacks and some of our favourite drinks in the fridge. The kids had a great time - they enjoyed the condo more than the hotels we stay at on the drive to Venice.

                                                              Dennis is very quick to respond if any issues. Our light in the ensuite bathroom wasn't working properly, by the time we left and returned from swimming it was fixed.

                                                              Great place to stay, just an overall amazing vacation and vacation home. The condo is spacious for a family, and after long days of swimming and sun, it was comfortable to come back and sit on the porch or hang out with the family on the couch. Swimming in the pool and watching the sunset is a spectacular sight to see, as the sun drops into the Gulf. Bahia Vista is a hidden gem you should discover with your family.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Michael and his family were dream guests. Correspondence was very easy and Im so thankful the condo was left in such pristine condition. The Bahia Vista Gulf location is outstanding - located between the intracoastal waterway on one side and the gulf of Mexico on the other and with a swimming pool right on the beach. It was a perfect location for the family and i am so very thankful that they enjoyed their stay so much. I'm hopeful that Michael and his family will consider returning from Canada in the future. Absolutely perfect renters!

                                                              Clean, neat, well organized. Location to beach , pool, jetty, shopping excellent.Highly recommend!

                                                              melissa h.

                                                              Property was attractive, clean, and condo was very cozy and comfortable. Our family, which includes 2 children, felt extremely safe day and night. Easy access, great parking, and fully furnished with all you would need. Communications and attention by owner was always prompt, above expectations, and very much appreciated. This is a wonderful location and very quiet with easy access to beach, pool, jetty, restaurants, and shopping. Best beach vacation we have experienced. We loved it! We highly recommend this rental to others and plan on returning ourselves!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Melissa and her family were wonderful guests and I highly recommend them to other property owners although I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THEIR RETURN. Wonderful communication and left the condo in great condition. Without question I would like them to return to Venice annually

                                                              Great location, Loved every minute

                                                              Roger G.

                                                              Our first year in retirement. The condo was even better than we could have imagined. Very clean and well stocked. We could walk or ride our bikes just about anywhere. We did yoga on the beach in the mornings. City of Venice had many shops and restaurants. Just a short walk to the Jetty. Saw many dolphins. The pool was just a short walk away and it was the nicest pool on the beach. Just beyond the pool was the beach. We even had Wi-Fi access at the pool. Very nice restaurant across the street. I can't think of anything we didn't like. We will definitely be back next year!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much for your kind words. When my renters are happy --- I'm happy. It was a great pleasure to meet you both and I admire the way you took care of the condo. Super Renters - Looking forward to your next visit!

                                                              Lovely, clean and comfortable condo

                                                              Cheryl B.

                                                              We rated this VRBO property 5 stars for many reasons, including location, price and comfort. The area is very peaceful and the condo overlooks a canal. It is walking distance to the beach and only a few minutes from downtown Venice with shops, restaurants, bars, etc.

                                                              You can tell the owners take pride in this unit. They’ve done a lot of upgrading and it is beautifully decorated, well maintained and VERY CLEAN! The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need (dishes, pots & pans, coffee maker, etc.) and the condo has plenty of closet/storage space for your personal items. The furniture is lovely, the beds are comfortable with soft linens and there are two full baths with thick, fluffy towels. Bring your laptop or tablet, you’ll have a desk with wi-fi supplied by the owner.

                                                              We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this unit.

                                                              The owner was a pleasure to deal with, very attentive and communicated with us before we even arrived!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I really try to make a pleasant vacation for all my renters and so it is very gratifying when I get a nice response from my guests. The couple was lovely to do business with, they responded to email or texts very quickly, lived "lightly" in the condo - so everything was in tiptop shape when they left. I am so sorry they could not stay longer. I do hope we'll meet again next year. Wonderful, Wonderfull guests.

                                                              Comfortable & Convenient

                                                              Mark M.

                                                              The location of the property was convenient to what we were doing in Venice, Florida. The condo itself was clean and well maintained...the bed and bedding was very comfortable...towels were luxurious (hotel quality)... the kitchen is a bit outdated (the icemaker did not work & at 90+ degrees...we did need to make our own ice which was an inconvenience). We did experience some nasty thunderstorms & could have used an emergency kit with flashlights, etc.

                                                              A nice walking distance between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf...although the condo is situated on a canal off of the Intercoastal...the Crow's Nest Restaurant was nice to have so close.

                                                              We enjoyed our stay on the island!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I was happy to have you as guests and I wish the weather was more cooperative. However, that's not abnormal for this time of year. The important things for me is it was clean and comfortable. By the way, I have taken care of the ice problem. Unfortunately it was my oversight.


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