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Sunset Villa - Private Beach - Wifi - New Bikes - Fenced -Near Bike Trails!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 27 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Split Layout with Fenced Yard near Shamrock Park

Sunset Villa is a single family home located only minutes away from popular Sharky`s restaurant (and the newly opened Fin's), Shamrock Park, Legacy Bike Trail, downtown shopping on Venice Island, the Venice Fishing Pier and several blocks from the beach. It features two bedrooms and two baths plus a bonus Florida room with sofa bed. The yard is fully fenced.

Sunset Villa has a split floor plan with each bedroom separated by the living room and kitchen. Provided are many amenities to make your vacation relaxing, including beach chairs, beach umbrella, shark's tooth strainer and even two beach cruiser bicycles.

**** To see our walk through video - go to photo number 3 but not in expanded view and you will be able to view the video.****

On one side of Sunset Villa is the master suite with a pocket door that closes creating a cozy and private retreat from the rest of the home. The master bedroom features a comfortable King size bed and a walk-in closet with plenty of room for your clothes. The master bathroom has a bath tub and shower. Feel extra pampered after your shower with the plush spa towels and waffle cotton spa robe provided for you during your stay.

The second bedroom includes a Queen sized bed and a roomy closet for all of those new “Shark's Tooth Capital” t-shirts. It also boasts its own bathroom with a walk-in shower just outside the room.

The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, gadgets and updated appliances – including dishwasher. Also included are basic spices, coffee and sugar to get you started.

The living room lets you sit back and relax between all of that hard work of laying on the beach and features HDTV with loads of HD channels and a DVR for recording your favorite shows while you are out as well as wireless Internet access (Free WiFi). Also included is an Internet cordless telephone which features free unlimited local and national calling in the US. No need to worry about cell phone charges or signal coverage with your cell phone!

The back patio invites you to cook on the propane grill and dine outside while enjoying the Florida sunshine or comfortable nights under the palm trees while being serenaded by tree frogs and crickets. A huge Mango tree hangs over from the yard next door and drops ripened Mangoes into the yard. Relax there and watch your kids or pets play in the fenced yard, chasing the cute little geckos.

Also available for you are a full sized washer and dryer for drying those wet bathing suits, washing those towels you were sitting on at the beach or getting your clothes cleaned of one adventure and ready for the next.

Sunset Villa has ceiling fans in the living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen. Also for your convenience is a roomy garage with inside entrance to the house and an automatic garage door opener is provided for your use.

The back yard is fully fenced so no need to have to walk the dog several times a day - although you probably won't mind strolling around the lovely quiet neighborhood.

Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico brings almost constant breezes to this lovely home. Throw open all the windows and the sliding glass door and enjoy the fresh ocean air while you sip your coffee! Sunset Villa is bordered by a tropical lot on one side which provides lots of birds and wildlife to be observed and enjoyed.

Visit beautiful Venice Island only 3 minutes north. Shop, eat and enjoy the many wonderful activities only minutes away, including the Venice Rookery where you can see Bald Eagles and other exotic large birds, the Dome Flea Market, the weekly Venice Farmer's Market, Warm Mineral Springs (just re-opened in March 2014) or travel 20 minutes north to Sarasota for the Mote Marine Aquarium or Myakka River Park where you can see alligators in their natural habitat from an air boat.

Venice, Florida is known as the 'Shark's Tooth Capital of the World' and your vacation paradise is a short 4 minute ride to a ferry which will take you on a four minute boat trip to Manasota Key (passes provided) or you are minutes from Caspersen Beach where you can scoop shark's teeth right out of the shallows. Don't worry, these teeth aren't new, they're prehistoric.

We use a keyless entry for easy and secure access to the house. There are no cleaning people or contractors who will have a key to the house. As the property owners, we respect your privacy and value your security.

Venice is a very beautiful and laid back city and you're sure to meet other friendly people biking and walking as you take a stroll or walk your dog. The local area has several dog parks and dog beaches where your pooch can run free.

We can process your credit card payment or an electronic check payment. You can also choose Book Now and make your reservation through HomeAway/VRBO.

More Details

Ruth Miller
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Ruth Miller

Hi! My name is Ruth and my husband Dan and I live in Venice so we can take care of any issues with the house ourselves. We visited the area in December 2011 from Pennsylvania and during our stay we decided to move here and have never looked back.

Ruth Miller purchased this house in 2015

Why Ruth Miller chose Venice

We chose this property for a vacation rental business because of it's proximity to beaches and quiet residential neighborhoods. Sunset Villa is also close to Shamrock Park and only minutes from downtown Venice. South Venice is not a deed restricted community so we are able to have a fenced back yard for the safety of pets and children.

We own and manage this property ourselves. You will never have to deal with a property manager.

What makes this house unique

You can ride bikes, drive or walk to the nearby South Venice Beach Ferry which takes you to a private beach for the South Venice Community. No need to park your car and carry your beach gear for several blocks. Beach ferry pass is provided with your stay. The area also enjoys a nearly constant breeze because of its proximity to the water, which keeps the bugs away.


Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • -Please do not use bleach products for laundry or cleaning because it can damage the septic system. -Trash must be put out at curb for pickup weekly
  • -Please do not set the Air Conditioning temperature below 68 degrees -No parking on grass -Guests must DocuSign our rental agreement
  • -No loud music or other loud noises which may disturb the neighbors. -All pet waste must be picked up before lawn is mowed - usually every Friday
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes a his and hers sink
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
  • One twin sofa bed in Florida room One fold out Simmons Dreamsleep twin bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Sunset Villa - Private Beach - Wifi - New Bikes - Fenced -Near Bike Trails!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Loved the property and location!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have rented from this owner. You cannot ask for a nicer place to spend your vacation. The house is clean and well maintained. We love the location, close to Shamrock Park for nice wAlks or bike tides along the water. Downtown Venice with shopping and great restaurants is close by. And most important, it's close to the doggie beach. We give Sunset Villa 5 stars and our dog gives it 5 paws up!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect home away from home. Especially good if you have kids. If we had any questions we got an answer quickly plus we got updates on everything else we needed to know.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking care of Sunset Villa during your stay and thanks for the nice words in your review! You are all welcome back any time! Ruth
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Great place, very professional owner 👍

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean & appointed base of operations .... Minutes away from multiple beaches, waterfront eateries, & you have a fenced yard, washer/ dryer, grill, and nice floor plan to enjoy when playing for the day is over.... Owner is very professional and provides plenty of local information to assist in making your stay comfortable. Nice quiet neighborhood with easy access to all the sites.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exvellent vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Get on airplane, train or in your car and get to this wonderful vacation home in Venice. Everything is provided for you(even a garlic press in the kitchen. The home is very clean. Our puppies (two basset hounds) loved the fenced back yard. Neighbors were friendly. Great location for almost any activity. We really enjoyed the dog beach, all dogs and owners were friendly. Beach was super clean. We also went to Capersan Beach and hunted for sharks teeth. Restaurants we enjoyed were Left Coast Seafood(went there twice) Fins @ Sharkys, Robbies Reef, Cedar Reef Fish Camp, Suncoast Café(great Cuban sandwiches), We also purchased stoned crab claws twice(Detwiller;s Market was the best price). They also had dark chocolate crossiants that were to die for.

Venice is a beautiful clean town with lots of recreation. No fee parking at the beach, Venetian Waterway trail was great for walking dogs. Had a great afternoon in downtown Venice. Ruth was great to work with and answered all questions very quickly.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accomodations in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Sunset Villa is a wonderfully peaceful home for a restorative vacation. Upon arriving we immediately noticed the absolute cleanliness, warm colors and inviting decor, with a basket of welcome goodies! All the essentials were in place, with clean and odor free linens, etc., especially nice after a day of travel. Our little doggie gave it a "paws up" too; she can smell when other doggies were present and there were no odors! Yay! The fenced backyard is nicely landscaped and perfect for pets. The essentials were in place for our first morning before we made it out to a grocery store. Very thoughtful! The neighborhood was so quiet and the neighbors we met were so friendly, all making for a perfect stay. Ruth is VERY responsive to questions and provides a plethora of information before and during your stay, even telling us not to clean up as we left (we typically start washing linens out of courtesy but were invited not too). All in all, this will be on our list of return properties when we're back in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Sunset Villa was very nice. The bedrooms were split to either side of the living room and kitchen, each with their own bathrooms. Was clean and everything we needed was there. Ruth was helpful in keeping us updated on actions to take as the area experienced Hermine. Too bad Ruth had no control over the weather! I am sure everything would have been perfect if we hadn't had 5 days of rain. Venice beach was covered with shells and we used Ruth's Florida snowshovel to find quite a few tiny shark teeth. The fenced yard was fun and safe for our Yorkie puppy to play. Will definitely stay again! Thank you Ruth!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay *despite* the uncooperative weather. Thank you for taking such good care of the house - you are all welcome to come back any time!
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Nearby attractions include: Siesta Key, Myakka State Park, Mote Aquarium, Venice Island Boutique Shopping, Venice Fishing Pier, Orlando and Disney World (2 hours), Caspersen Beach, Sharky's on the Pier restaurant, Fox Lea Farm with many horse shows and activities is only 15 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $75

Stays of 28 nights or more - pet fee $125 total for up to 3 pets
For stays being booked beyond 45 days in advance we accept a 30-50% reservation deposit to hold your dates.
Accepts most major credit cards or personal check as well as electronic check payments

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund