Relaxing Sandy Beach Cottage with Bikes & Kayaks

Sunset on our Private South Venice BeachLiving room with leather sectional sofa with pull out bed for guestsSpacious kitchen fully applianced and equipped with everything you could need!Dining area, with pass through into the kitchen, leading into laundry room2 bedrooms, one King and one Queen, nicely furnished, with large mirror closetsFree ferry ride over to our private South Venice Beach.  Ferry sunrise to sunsetOff the ferry and on to the short walkway to private beach! Our private beach, goes miles in either direction, great swimming spot!
“ Excellent ”
18 Reviews


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $75 - $150
Per week: $550 - $975
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Venice vacation home rental
2 Bedroom fully remodeled beach house. South Venice Beach is at end of our street with fully inclusive private ferry to take you on a 5 minute ride across the inter-coastal to our association private beach. Ferry pass included, as are umbrella, beach chairs, cooler and water toys! Miles of beautiful beaches! Ferry runs every day sunrise to sunset on the ½ hour. We even have a hat rack with everything from wide sun hats to fishing hats!

Private garden with patio sitting area, table chairs, barbeque grill and outdoor fire pit. Privacy fenced back yard, very safe for children and pets.

Enjoy Florida’s beautiful weather & beaches - there’s so much to see nearby…Venice beach, Manasota beach, Nokomis Beach, Casey Key, Siesta Key, just to mention a few. A great home and local to relax and unwind!

Take a ride by bicycle down to the beach or enjoy the miles of wonderful bike paths. Take a kayak and enjoy a paddle along the inter-coastal. Take a ride to Sharkey’s waterfront dining, with band and fishing pier. Convenient to great variety of stores. The perfect location on the Gulf Coast. The beautiful town of Venice on Venice Island is just 5 minutes away, Siesta Key is half hour ride, or take a day trip to Disney in Orlando 2 hours away.

Our two bedroom Mediterranean style cottage is fully equipped with everything you need. Linens, bathroom towels and beach towels. New Kitchen and bathroom. New air conditioning system and full water conditioning system. House is light bright and airy. Very clean and well maintained. Wonderful breezeway with dining table and sliding door to the patio.

Wi-Fi internet, TV, DVD, VCR and stereo radio. Open living room/kitchen area. Full kitchen includes easy clean flat top stove and microwave. Coffee Maker, toaster, blender, great set of pans and all the other equipment you could need to cook your meals or prepare your cocktails!

All utilities are included, sheets & towels, washer/dryer, cable TV, Video, DVD and assortment of videos for your viewing pleasure. Patio with outdoor furniture and covered parking for one car. Mature pink grapefruit trees – pick your own when in season. Pets Ok with signed pet agreement and pet fee.

We try to think of everything to make your stay (and mine) the most comfortable possible. Our house is a work in progress, while we have finished the interior we are still working with our landscaper on exterior garden planting, so we appreciate you watering the plants for us.

Leather sectional sofa with two reclining ends in the living room with TV with Cable and DVD/VCR.

Master bedroom has King bed and large mirrored closet , night stands, dressing table and ceiling fan

Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed, again with large mirrored closet and two night stands, complete with palm style lamps! Ceiling fan.

There are two bicycles at the house for your use, a 'his and hers', as well as the use of two kayaks any time you'd like to use them!

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 $85 $105 $850 $2,500 4 Nights
Jan 01 2015 Apr 30 2015 $120 $150 $975 $3,500 4 Nights
May 01 2015 Jun 30 2015 $75 $95 $550 $1,800 3 Nights
Jul 01 2015 Sep 30 2015 $85 $100 $650 $1,600 4 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Tax I.D.: 68-8015553145-5
Deposits: $250 Refundable Security Deposit
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $95 End of stay cleaning fee, 12% Florida Lodging Taxes (State 7%, Tourism 5%) Pets welcome with pet fee and signed pet agreement, $10 per night, $50 per week or $100 per month Cancellation Policy: Greater than 90 days prior to arrival full refund less $250 admin fee. Less than 90 days prior to arrival loss of deposit. Credit cards accepted for deposit, balance by check. 3% surcharge on balance payment by creditcard.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Towels
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Bikes
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Daily Maid Service
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Deck
  • Kayak
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Hunting
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (2 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (2 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Private beach, pass included and free boat ride!

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Venice, Florida

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Kathy Sterrett

Hamden, CT

great place to feel like home when you are away

Dee was very accommodating with our mid week stay. The house was close to the beach, shopping, and highway. The private beach was a huge plus. It was perfect for a relaxing getaway. The house had comfortable mattresses with soft cotton sheets!! We had options to grill outside or cook inside. My husband was pleased with an opportunity to watch football on the reclining couch. All in all, a great place to stay and we hope to return.

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the comforts of our home and the local area! We love the private beach and hope you got to use the bikes and the kayaks too!!! Look forward to having you back again!

Debra King

Newnan, GA

Super clean, and conveniently located

This is the second house we've rented from this same owner. The house was super clean. There were beach chairs, an umbrella and a shark tooth scoop provided in the garage. We used the ferry membership to the private beach 3 times, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I find this owner to be easy to communicate with, responsive and truly concerned that her properties are clean and comfortable.

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

Thank you Debra! We do try to keep our homes super clean and try to act upon all feedback received - complaint or suggestion! We have some October and November availability right now and are offering some good deals! If it's vacation, visiting relatives or house hunting, we'll take care of you with good restaurant referrals and even a great local real estate agent if you want one!! Give us a call and see what we have available!!

John Carmody

Matawan, NJ, USA

Great Place to Stay

The house was beautiful and wonderfully furnished.... The pool was perfect and will definitely stay again in the future

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

So glad you enjoyed the house and your stay! Nothing better than a nice pool to cool off in in Florida! Look forward to having you back!

Peggy M. Geren

Lakeland, FL USA

A Close to Home Caribbean Getaway!

Beautiful place, clean, quiet and very relaxing! Great customer service!!!!! Very well equipped. This house provides everything you could ever need and more. Including kayaks and bikes. From the kitchen to the beach gear. Washer and dryer and tile floors, no carpet really made the sand cleanup very easy. Pet Friendly!!!!!!!!!!!! The fenced backyard was enjoyed both by our dog and us.The location is perfect; close (5min) to a 24 hrs Walmart, Target, Publix and many other stores, restaurants, and did I mentioned Ice cream and Gelato? ufff Location, Location! Very convenient! Near several beaches (Manasota, Carpensens, South Venice, Venice Public beach, Nokomis, Siesta Key, and more) to choose from and attractions and parks, including a great Private beach, only accessible by the ferry (FREE),located in the same community (with The famous Capt. Ralph). We had a blast looking for shark teeth...+1,600 We felt like at home...we grilled, we went biking and fishing and much more! Everything was as described. Perfect! We are coming back! ... Thank you again Dee & Jason for a great vacation!

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

Peggy and Carlos -our private beach just called and said it wants its sharks teeth back! Wow amazing how many you found - hope your found some larger ones too!!!

Look forward to having you back next year!

Amy J Anderson

De Pere, WI

Loved it!

Great location. Convenient to many beaches. House was clean and nicely updated. Enjoyed our stay. Would come here again!

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you loved your paddle boarding experience too! Such a great location for all types of water sports!

Lena Kuchmy

Lexington, KY

Wonderful place, excellent host

Dee was wonderful to work with. Her place is beautiful and clean. We found everything we needed, from towels, sheets, extra pillows and blankets. The kitchen was nicely stocked. The location is perfect; close to Walmart and other grocery stores, near many beaches and attractions. The neighborhood is very quiet. We will definitely return again next year. Thanks, Dee! :)

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

While our home is so close to the beach we are only 5 minutes by car to the shops and restaurants! It's like having a hidden gem! We provide everything that you could need at the house, but if you don't find what you are looking for let us know and we'll see if we can arrange it for you!

Thank you Lena and see you next year!

Marsha Hicks

Sandstone WV


Our house was called Pompano and we loved our house and the quiet location. We loved the private beach only accessible by the ferry we found 2075 shark teeth on this beach. Visited and loved all the surrounding beaches. Fishing was great we caught Snook and the kayaking was my first experience. We had a wonderful vacation in Venice although I found it strange that this was off season and most businesses closed around 5 or 6 other than that everything was great.

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

Wow 2075 prehistoric shark teeth from our private beach during their stay! Our private beach is the best place to find these relics and it is so easy too! There are a couple of different methods to find them, using the sifter that we provide at our house, or just walking along the beach ankle deep. Once you eyes become accustomed to the shape and color you are seeking, it's pretty easy! There are still some summer weeks available, so you can come and stay and find some too! Happy summer!

Suzanne Messado


Amazing Weekend

I had a great weekend at the beach. The house was clean and everything was as described. it was wonderful that I had several beaches to choose from and so was able to pick one I liked and stay there.

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

The beaches are fabulous and so easy to get to! We still have some summer weeks left, so grab your flip flops and bathing suit!

Lisa Holmes

Granite City, IL

Home Away from Home

This was the first time i rented a home for vacation and after this experience i don't ever want to stay in a hotel again. Dee made the renting process super easy and when my first inquiry was not available she made sure to find me one that was. Little worried until we arrived as this was our first time! The neighborhood was nice, house was beautiful and very very clean. We didn't spend a lot of time at the house but when we did we had everything we needed and we were very comfortable! The access to the private beach was really fun. The kids had a blast and the captain was very nice and helpful. Don't think i can go on vacation again without a washer and dryer. They were easily accessible and worked perfect! Beds were comfortable, no carpet really made the sand cleanup a sinch and let me tell you there was tons of sand that we brought in with us! Really wanted to grill and chill in the backyard but we just didn't have time. I have referred Dee's information to at least 3 people already and will definetely come back!

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

We are happy when we get referrals as this is great feedback that tells us we take good care of our guests and provide a wonderful home for their vacation! We all want wonderful vacations! So come to Venice and enjoy a fantastic vacation paradise! Let us take care of you...

Rosanna Gibbons

Baltimore MD

Paradise in Venice Beach

The home was very thoroughly stocked with everything you could possibly need for a home-away-from- home. It is conveniently located a short bike ride to the South Beach Ferry. The dog loved the backyard. The Weber barbeque was put to good use as we barbequed local- caught fish almost every night. Can't wait to come back again!

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

Paradise is right! Such a great spot, very relaxing and easy access to shopping, dining and the beach!

Elba Fernandez

Spring Hill, Fl

Beach House

The Owners answered all our concerns prior to our trip and made our stay very relaxing and enjoyable. The beach house was very clean and well stocked. The accommodations were that of a five star hotel. The fenced backyard was enjoyed both by our pets and us. The ferry ride and the private beach was great. Our trip was too short to enjoy all the amenities that came with this rental but we will rent again without any reservations. Over all these owners showed that the comfort of their guests was their priority and they delivered.

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

Thanks Elba, Make sure you come back again to enjoy all of our amenities! Kayaks and bikes there for your fun!

This weekend we have the Myakka River Festival going on - fun for all the family this Memorial Day weekend. We still have availability for the weekend if you are still looking! Check out the Buzz of Venice for more information about Venice activities

Debra King

Newnan, GA

Spotlessly clean, fully equipped

This was a house-hunting trip for us, so we weren't able to take advantage of the bikes, kayaks or the ferry. But the house was spotlessly clean, (the floor amazingly clean and grit-free for a Florida house!) and fully equipped with everything we needed. The abundance of towels, the fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and the nice little sun-room breakfast area made this a stress-free, pleasant stay. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood, and there is plenty of shopping nearby. Don't miss out on the Pizza at Mama Marias or the calamari at A Bit of Boston. Overall, a nice place to stay, and a nice owner.

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

Thanks Debra! I focus on educating my cleaning team about hospitality and paying attention to the details so it's just right for your arrival! Glad the house hunting went well, as a FL realtor I am always happy to help guests with their house hunting too! Hopefully you can try our fantastic private beach when you come back!

Almut Brenne-Davies

Venice, Florida

great customer service

Great customer service by the owner .Cclean property in quiet neighbourhood with access to a beautiful beach. Also great access to walking trail and cycling

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

Glad we resolved the wi-fi issue and that you had a great stay! The private beach is so wonderfully natural and the water temperature is just perfect for swimming right now! The walking trail is Shamrock park and the trail runs along the inter-coastal waterway. Nice walk with views of all the boats passing by as well as the common sight of a gopher tortoise crossing your path! The park also has tennis and basket ball courts as a great area with swings and climbing frame for the younger kids.

Adam Rattray

Indianapolis, IN

Everything you could possibly need!

When Dee & Jason say that the house comes with everything you could possibly need, they mean it! From beach gear to toiletries, extra linens and even a Pac-and-Play -- Dee & Jason really take care of you! The house is immaculate in perfect condition and a perfect location in a quiet neighborhood in South Venice, just a two minute drive and a five minute ferry ride to the beautiful (and private!) South Venice beach. Although we didn't venture much outside Venice (it was enough for us to relax on the beach all day!!), it is close enough to lots of major attractions, perfect for both families and young couples. Dee & Jason really go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need to enjoy your vacation. They even took us on a boat ride through Venice, which ended up being the highlight of the entire week (thank you!!). Our next Florida vacation will definitely be with Dee & Jason. If I could rate more than five stars I would!!

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

We always try to take the best care of our guests and based on Adams comments - we are doing a good job! Thanks Adam!

Monica McTeague

Venice, florida

Great house

We spent a week in sunny Florida enjoying the sun and surf. The house was close to everything and we enjoyed access to the private beach and bikes. The house was perfect for my two young girls.

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

A great spot to enjoy everything Venice has to offer - sun, sea, sand! What's not to like!! Hopefully we'll see you again next year!

John Carmody



Everything Was Perfect....clean And Up To Date And The Kids Didn't Want For Anything....will Definitely Recommend To Family And Friends

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

We try to think of everything to make your trip as pleasurable as possible!

Donald Banfill


A month in paradise

Our family loved our stay in Venice Fl. Great weather, great location, and a lovely home - we quickly felt at home there. Biking, Tennis, Shark tooth hunting, kayaking, and much more ... Thank you again Dee & Jason for a great vacation! Don, Cindi & Celeste

Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

Owner's reply:

Venice is such a great spot and boating with our guests is always fun when we are in town too! It was great to be able to provide an extra kayak and bike for their guest so they could all have fun!

Debbie Bonevich Brockwell

West Point, VA

Wonderful, wonderful home to stay in!

We stayed here for 2 weeks and it was beyond expectations! To start off, the neighborhood is quaint, quiet, and friendly. If you're a bird watcher, it's a treat-ibis, egrets, cranes, herons. In fact, there was a trio of sandhill cranes that roamed the neighborhood daily. The house itself is meticulously maintained. Pleasing to look at, with the usual Venice decor of statuary, shells, etc. When you open the garage door (yes, and you can park your van in it) you have bikes and kayaks. When you enter the laundry, the open floor plan house, a beautiful and modern kitchen, living room, bed and bath rooms await you. And to top it off, a clean, maintained and screen enclosed pool with dining and sitting areas is there too! This was truly home away from home with all that you need to relax after a long day at the beach, amusement parks, museums, gardens, birding and/or shopping! Dee was great to work with, patient and thorough dealing with all my questions, tolerant with our pets, and going above making sure that we had enough bikes, etc. Though the house is not on the beach, the free ferry to a private beach makes up for it-over 250 shark teeth found in one trip! Venice is only 10 mins. away, and Manasota, Blind Pass and Stump Pass State Park 10 to 15 mins. away as well. Siesta key is worth the trip, only about 1/2 hr. and crowded, but the sand is incredible. We took many day trips, and all were worth it. Legoland is amusing and impressive with the models, but I hunted down coupons while in Fla. because it is expensive. Historic Spanish Point is beautiful and a hidden garden gem outside Venice. Ringing should not be missed, the miniature circus town is amazing. Big Cat Habitat leaves you breathless in that you can be as close as 2 yards away from lions, tigers, and a 1000 lb. liger. A visit to the south Fla. museum has you meeting Snooty, a 65 yr. old manatee. Dee and Jason's home was a great central station for doing and seeing so much in Florida's southern gulf, and we couldn't have asked for better caretakers.

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Dee & Jason Truluck-Williams

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  • School:

    Fishguard High School, Bentley University
  • About:

    We have recently become 'empty nesters' and are living life enjoying our various homes and traveling while maintaining our working life! We enjoying sharing our homes and sharing boats ride and fun times with our guests! Always happy to share our local knowledge of our homes with favorite places,...
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