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Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4825307

About the area

Venice is an outstanding vacation destination just south of Sarasota, boasting beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets, a quaint downtown, shopping, restaurants, art festivals, theater, golf, boating and a fishing pier. It was recently voted one of the top places to live in the U.S.

Owner profile

Dennis F.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (10)

Excellent – based on 10 reviews Excellent
10 reviews

“Venice Florida Beach Cottage”

Reviewed 9 Oct 2016

My husband and I rented this sweet little beach cottage for two months in late summer of this year (2016). The cottage is small but has everything that one might need to enjoy the beautiful Venice area - two bikes, a short walk to a beautiful beach for sunbathing, snorkeling, watching the sunset, etc. It is quite lovely. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly - very walkable. There are great opportunities for dining out or shopping boutiques and is only a short half hour or so drive to Sarasota if one is interested in a great change of scene. We truly enjoyed our time in the cottage and honestly I have missed hanging out in the neighborhood and at the beach. It was, and is, a beautiful spot. I would not hesitate to recommend the rental to my family and friends. I would enjoy renting the cottage again in the future without hesitation.

“Relax in Paradise”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2014

Location with all the amenities...This delightful house was wonderful. Really can't say enough about the location. You can walk to the beach at any time in five minutes. Morning, noon, or sunset you can have a picnic with a stunning beach view on the pavilion covered picnic tables along the beach access. We did many times. If you don't feel like packing the cooler, you can go home quickly for a bite. You can get anywhere on or off the island in minutes. The house itself is charming, well supplied, and roomy. The bedrooms are very spacious. The owner really has thought about everything and is very accommodating and pleasant. You simply unpack and relax in paradise. The location is fantastic. We loved the place and it will be our "go to" place when available.

“Perfect stay”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2014

This past month has been one of the best summers we have had. This house was exactly the way Dennis described it. Although it was only myself with my three children, we felt safe at all times. The boys rode the bikes everyday to the pier and my three year old and I walked to the nearby beach. We couldn't have asked for a better location or accommodations. We really enjoyed the feel of the small town and felt a part of the community. We hope to come back next summer and enjoy this home again. Loved it!!


Reviewed 8 Dec 2013

This rental was a great deal and a beautiful place to stay. Private yet close to the beach,stores and great places in downtown Venice. Rent and stay with confidence.


Reviewed 3 Dec 2013

We arrived to a beautifully cleaned house with the warmth and comfort of our own home. The Property owner was both attentive and very helpful with any problems. This truly is a dream rental for someone who wants to unwind and just enjoy the climate and location.

“Venice Beach Home”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2012

Every description about this home on VHR is accurate. The home was wonderful, ideally located to some of the best beaches in the area. The home is equipped with everything, I mean everything you need to have a wonderful time. The owner is wonderful and easy to work with. We would like to return to the same place every year. We were near many beaches that we found many shark teeth fossils. There are bikes included and we found an exercise niche we enjoyed immensely. The area is very friendly to bike riders. We fished from the pier without having to buy a fishing license (free if fishing from the pier) and caught Spanish Marlins and Ladyfish. Never have we traveled to a spot that had so many wonderful, exciting fun things to do. The home is close to Siesta Key beach, (white sugary sand) and only a few hours drive to all of the Orlando action. Thank you to the owner for a clean, fully stocked kitchen, lots of room, and an ideal location!

“Wonderful home away from home!”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2012

We had a wonderful time staying at this property. We would strongly recommend staying here. The location was a terrific. In the evening we would take the short walk to see the sunset at the local park (service station park).  Everything in the house was super clean. We had everything we needed. This was a last minute decision to rent a house over staying at a hotel and we were super lucky getting this house.  My husband's criteria are a comfy king sized bed and good air-conditioning- both were  excellent! For me, I wanted a washer and dryer and a second bedroom for our 8 month old. It was perfect!  We will rent this house again!

“And this one's just right!”

Reviewed 7 Mar 2011

Great place, so close to the beach to watch amazing sunsets or hunt for sharks teeth! Venice is such a clean, quiet, friendly town. Dennis is so helpful and the house has everything you need including bicycles to explore the interesting architecture of the island, or the delightful shops. And there are sidewalks and bike lanes virtually everywhere. Always something going on..or just relax on the lovely screened-in porch and enjoy the tropical breezes.

“Great Place”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2010

The owner is great any problem, he was right on top of it!! Place was spotless! And you just cannot beat the location! I would recomend this place! Great Value!

“Best Kept Secret”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2010

This house is the perfect vacation getaway. It's a 3 min. walk to the beach. It is conveniently located near shopping and entertainment. Nothing in the description of the amenities was over stated. We were impressed with the fact that all we had to do was bring our food, clothing and the desire to have a great time. All the little details that go into having a great stay were taken care of. The refrigerator had bottles of water in it. The bathroom came stocked with shampoo and soaps and lots of soft, clean towels. The house was clean and nicely decorated. It rivaled any hotel that we may have stayed at in the area. It's across the street from the Venice airport. But it was quiet and we enjoyed periodically watching the small single engine planes take off and land. Its a safe place for families with young children. The big backyard is fenced in on two sides for privacy. We didn't use the outdoor patio with the gas grill but it would have been great for entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting out in the large screened porch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend renting this house to my friends. We look forward to staying there again in the future.

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