House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 5 Sleeps
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great home near the beach
The spacious 2 bedroom and two bath home was what we were looking for in a vacation rental property. The House was immaculate with plush bathroom towels and a very comfortable king sized bed. The pool was crystal clear and large enough to swim laps. The screened-in pool and lanai area were perfect for mild, bug free summer evenings. In fact, we ate all of our meals out there. The quiet, peaceful beach is an easy three minute drive or ten minute walk (we stroll) from the house. The main business streets of Venice were a five minute drive from the house, featuring good restaurants and all your shopping needs. We especially enjoyed the following restaurants, providing excellent service and good meals: Cafe Venice, Made in Italy, The Crows Nest, and Cassariano. The owner's representative was only a few blocks away and was available should any need arise. We definitrely recommend this home. We enjoyed our two weeks there and will definitely return.
We will definitely be back to stay!!!!
My wife and I stayed here for Xmas it was beautiful weather the house was very clean and is like home away from home.
The notes and info about the home functions were simple to follow and John was very helpful and accommodating on any questions we had.
The beach was a 5 minute walk and a 2 minute bike ride. The pool is big heated and relaxing and private we didn’t see a sole while we were there the property has lush tropical greenery that provide the ultimate privacy. From the home We could even hear the gulf of Mexico waves rolling onto the beach very pleasant surprise. This house was a great gem to find I hope others will enjoy staying there as well.
My parents live in Venice and it gets busy at their home when family is in so me and my wife will stay at flamingo and we will definitely be back again!!!!!!!
coming back to this home
We've been to others but are coming back to this comfortable home again soon. Each bedrm has an adjacent bath, one with a lg tile shower & the other with a tub/shower combination. Closets & drawers are empty and available for our belongings. Both the dining area and the master have lg slide into the wall glass doors that open directly onto the screen enclosed patio & heated pool. This outdoor seating area is weather protected by the home. Much of our time with friends is spent here. We've rented homes without a washer/dryer and love that this time we could do our laundry at home. We enjoy varied cuisines at the many area restaurants, walk the beaches, take day trips and classes at the Venice Art Center. The quality of the beaches and parks from Sarasota through Siesta & Casey Keys, Venice, to Manesota Key are outstanding. It's really nice to walk rather than drive to the Venice Beach. We were amazed at how sparkling clean this home was for our arrival.
Downtown Venice and its environs are connected by a vast park system,
Venetian Waterway Park, which enables walkers to circle the entire island on
foot. Venice alone contains 27 parks. The most popular downtown park,
Centennial Park gazebo hosts free concerts weekly. Every Saturday Centennial
Park is the site of a farmers market selling local produce, flowers, along
with arts and crafts. On Venice Avenue is a free public recreation center
with basketball, tennis, shuffleboard courts, and children’s playground.
Historic downtown Venice is built entirely in the Renaissance-style of the
famous Italian city for which it was named. In 1920 city planner John Nolan
designed the downtown area to be walkable and accessible. It contains only
independently owned unique boutiques, restaurants and hotels. Live music
emanates from the gazebo and street performers entertain the strollers. Horse
and buggy tours of the city are available. The Venice Cultural Center offers
concerts, plays, and lectures at discount prices. The Venice Art Center,
recently restored and enlarged, displays rotating exhibits of local and out-
of-state artists as well as art classes for children and adults.
Venice has an assortment of unusual and charming restaurants and bars, as
well as a lively night life. Phat Cats jazz bar, Venice Avenue Wine and
Coffee Shop, old fashioned traditional Soda Fountain Shop, TJ Carney's, etc.
Originally a tiny fishing village, Venice has experienced immense growth in
the past 50 years. As more developers look to Venice, the Venice Area
Historical Society has become active in preserving the city’s unique look and
controlling growth. The society is integral in preventing overbuilding and
restricting condo construction. It’s most recent accomplishment is the
restoration of the old Venice train depot, the gateway to Venice through
which the Ringling Circus trains used to travel. Now the depot hosts tours
and contains small shops.
In a state of famous beaches, Venice Beach stands out for its vast white sand
beach, vibrant shells, and -- on account of the ancient shark ”burial ground”
off its shores -- shark tooth hunting. Venice Beach also has one of the last
full-length piers on Florida’s west coast, and adjacent Sharkey's Restaurant.
Water-sport abound - swimming, boogie-boarding, skim-boarding, surfing,
fishing... Jet skis, and all variety of boats are readily available for rent.
The Bay Lady is a local boat that offers guided tours of Venice’s waterways.
Excellent golf courses are everywhere.
Sarasota and its multiplicity of attractions and entertainment possibilities
is just a short ride away. In spring 2004 Sarasota was designated by Fortune
Magazine as one of five most appealing USA cities.
Some of the many cultural attractions in nearby Sarasota include The Ringling
Museum of Art, Ca d’Zan restored Venetian estate of John Ringling, Mote
Marine Laboratory Aquarium and Research Center, Selby Botanical Gardens with
its renown collection of orchids and epiphytes, Van Wezel Performing Arts
Center, Florida West Coast Symphony, Sarasota Opera, FSU Dance, Sarasota
Ballet, as well as multiple theaters and art galleries. Of special interest
for the kids in Sarasota are G Wiz Children’s Museum, Jungle Gardens, Spanish
Point Historical Site and Indian Burial Grounds, Pelican Man’s Bird
Sanctuary, Ringling Circus Museum, Planet Fun, Sarasota Car Museum, Pirate’s
Cove, Water Park, Mote Marine Wildlife and Nature boating expeditions, and
deep sea charter cruises.