** NOTE - FROM DECEMBER 15 - APRIL 30, THIS UNIT IS A 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATHROOM AND DOES NOT INCLUDE SCREENED BREEZEWAY ** Charming home located on a quiet street with an oversize fenced yard. This freshly painted unit provides an open floor plan with plenty of natural light, complete with beautiful terrazzo floors. Updated kitchen with new cabinets and appliances including dishwasher and built in microwave. Includes Wifi and HD Cable in Bedroom 1 and Living Room. Located a block from the Inner Coastal and 1 mile from the neighborhood boat ramp and ferry that provides free transportation to the private beach. Only 3.5 miles from Manasota Key and less than 10 miles from Casey Key. Pets are welcome, subject to insurance carrier approval. Includes ferry pass to the private beach (see South Venice Civic Association website southvenicebeach.org for details). Rental also includes the use of 4 bikes. Shamrock park is a short (1.1 mile) bike ride away, with tennis courts, basketball courts and biking/walking paths along the inner coastal. Watch the planes take off and land at Venice airport, watch the dolphins swim, and take in the beautiful sunsets. Your pets will appreciate the location too, as we are only 3 miles from Woodmere Dog Park and 5 miles from Brohard Paw Park.
Walk or bike to the Boat Ramp, Ferry to PRIVATE Beach, and Shamrock Park
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 11, 2018
About Laura Randall
We reside in MD most of the year but love to escape to our home in S Venice as often as possible. One day, we hope to retire here. For now, we enjoy sharing our home with people from all over the world.
Laura Randall purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Laura Randall chose Venice
There is so much to do for people of all ages. No matter what you or your family and friends enjoy doing, there is something for everyone here. Our lot has an over sized yard with plenty of room for pets and kids to run and play. We hope we have thought of everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Your comfort and satisfaction is extremely important to us. We make every effort to provide a clean, comfortable environment that you will want to come back to. We would rather be in our Venice home than anywhere on earth and hope you will enjoy it too.
What makes this Villa unique
We love our oversized yard - plenty of room for tropical fruits and perfect for our dogs to run and play. For less than the cost of a small room at the local motel, you can enjoy all the benefits of home. Our neighborhood is very unique because we have a private beach where we can escape the crowds, hunt for shark teeth and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We didn't want to leave.......
This is a great place to stay and Laura is a terrific host. We chose this property for many reasons, but mainly because It is close to both the private beach ferry and Shamrock park. You can take the bikes on a quick ride to the park, then enjoy the day at the private beach which usually ends with a beautiful sunset. It doesn't get much better than that. Not all rentals in South Venice include a ferry pass like this one. That was important to us.
The house is tastefully decorated and the classic terrazzo floors are beautiful. The recent renovations are well done and the cleaning crew keeps the place spotless. The landscaping is nice and the backyard is HUGE. We really enjoyed our time here and hope to be back soon.
Thank you so much for your affirming words! We always hope our guests love our place as much as we do and we work really hard to make that happen. We appreciate the way you took such excellent care of our home and would welcome you back anytime.
❤️Best vacation home away from home❤️we won’t stay anywhere else!
Laura is the BEST, hands down! Her home is very comfortable and welcoming. Updates to this solidly built classic Ol’ Florida style home has been very tastefully done. Colors are modern, finishes throughout the home are great. Can we take a minute and discuss her artwork?! A lot of consideration was taken for each piece that is lovingly placed in the home. I want her artwork in my home. Very well appointed with everything you’ll need during your stay, even down to the juicer. The backyard is great and our dogs loved playing in the yard and hunting for lizards. We walked the fence line to make sure it was all secure and gates were closed, no worries in leaving your fur baby in the yard unattended. So glad we didn’t have to put them on a leash to go in the backyard. We absolutely loved all the storks, ibis and other birds that hang out in the yard due to a nearby Rookery. We got some great photos. Cute local movie theater nearby. LOVE,💕❤️💕LOVE the access to the private beach and the ferry ride over. Makes it feel so exclusive. Great shelling and shark teeth hunting opportunities. Don’t forget to save time to drive about ten minutes north to the Jetty for a spectacular sunset! Great farmers market nearby for tasty produce and fresh seafood. Quiet neighborhood, some really great restoration work is going on in the neighborhood. We loved the outdoor patio and the washer and dryer work just great. Loved the clothesline to hang out beach towels and swimsuits after a long day. Oh, and the beds were really comfy. Communication with Laura was fantastic, she is very quick to respond to any questions that may come up. Such a pleasure! We can’t wait to go back. 💋
Thank you, Jeannine. We put a lot of time and love into our home and enjoy sharing it with families like yours. We greatly appreciate your feedback and hope that you will come back as often as you can. You all were fantastic guests!
Model Home Inside
We picked this property for it's proximity to SVYC. This home is very pretty inside. Beach décor with a lot of white, blue and accents of brown (sounds odd, but it works). The outside of the property was nice with room for two vehicle parking in the driveway. My favorite part of the home was the floors and the art. The dishwasher is very quiet, you have to touch the outside to make sure it is running.
Neighbors are very helpful and seem to keep a watchful eye over their neighborhood. We felt really safe and welcomed. Kids toys, sand toys and bikes were great offerings that added to the value to the property. Overall, our experience our great.
When writing a review, it is helpful to stretch for something(s) that could be improved; This home's curb appeal does not match the inside of the home (vehicle with flat tire parked in front of the house/exterior updates). 2nd bathroom and laundry location are typical for Florida home, but they are extremely hot in July. Unfortunately, not much that can be done about structural design. A simple to use hose to rinse off sand toys in the back yard would be nice addition.
While we were in FL, we took the kids to the Centennial Park Fountains, paid to enter the community pool for 4th of July, watched fireworks at the North Jetty area by Casey Key, visited Caspersen Beach (the best place to find the least red tide), Venice beach was great for walking along the sand (bring sandals and water shoes the sand is very hot), some of us went across the ferry to the private beach, and there were multiple family events in Venice. We loved that the beach parking was no charge at both Venice, Caspersen, and by Casey Key. LEGOLAND was the farthest trip for us, at about 2 1/2 hours one way. With young kids into Legos, we just could not say no to a good amusement park and water park day trip. This could have been two days, maybe next time.
The property owner was very responsive. We loved the home. Definitely, bring your vehicle, as everything is just a short driving trip. Even Sarasota was not far....
Elizabeth and her family were great guests. We really appreciate such a detailed review so that other guests have an idea of our home and the surrounding area that is so very special to our family. We do use the home at least every other month and longer during the winter so we keep a vehicle there. We didn't know the car had a flat tire but we will be sure to address it when we arrive next month so we can drive it! Thanks for the heads up. FYI, there is a hose in the back yard behind and to the left of the garage that we use to water the fruit trees. We appreciate your understanding of the old Florida style layout that we have done our very best to work around. We hope you had a wonderful time and would love to have you back in the future.
What a such lovely cute adorable house and awesome owner! We stayed on June 22 for few days and enjoyed it very much. House is very charming and location is awesome! It is very close to so many beautiful beaches and place was accommodating and comfortable. Plus the house had everything we needed. We felt at home and would definitely stay there again!
Thank you, Laura
You are so very gracious and we can't thank you and your family enough for your kind words. You all took such wonderful care of our home! We loved having you all and appreciate your feedback. Please consider us if you ever come to S Venice again. We would LOVE to have you back.
Clean, well stocked, excellent access to unbelievably beautiful beaches and nearby shopping.
The property was just what we were hoping for cute, well stocked with everything we needed and close to everything. The ferry to the private beach was the best. Beautiful house beautiful beaches and accessible owners. Perfect.
Great location. Wonderful home.
This house was perfect for our family of five. It was very clean and the beds were comfortable. There were plenty of towels and the kitchen had everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They provided a lot of extras for our kids. The house is in a great location. Just a short drive to several beaches and shopping. We enjoyed the ferry ride to the private beach. We would definitely stay here again.
Bike to nearby Shamrock Park (1 miles) and take a ride along the inner coastal to watch the planes land and take off, see the dolphins swim and watch the sunset. The park has an abundance of nature trails, tennis courts & basketball courts.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
January - April this unit is rented as a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed and payment has been received. Check in is after 11 am and check out is before 4 pm, unless otherwise noted. Housekeeping fee includes up to 4 hours. Additional charges will apply for extra time required. NO REFUNDS FROM DECEMBER 15-APRIL 30. A 10% relisting fee will be charged for refunds requested from May 1-December 14.