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Winter Rental

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Winter Rental

Hi, TA Friends! My husband and I (mid-50's) are looking to rent a place in Venice for Dec and Jan. Remarkably, we found a suitable place. We will also be bringing our highly active lab mix -- Abby. We are from Michigan.

I've been to a few different gulf coast communities -- Tampa, Sarasota, Treasure Island, Naples -- but have never been to Venice. We are staying for a few weeks to get a feel for the area for a potential move in the next couple of years.

I'd like to know some of the best local things to do -- touristy as well as local preferences. Beaches, restaurants, music. We are also looking for biking, walking trails or other outdoor type activities.

Very happy to see there is a nice dog park and even a dog beach! I also have a concern (may a phobia) about alligators. Not me -- but I'm so afraid for my dog.

We are looking at Venice as well as Englewood for a permanent residence. If we move here, we would get a day boat to get on the water, so knowing the best marinas or canal home areas (if available here) would be helpful.


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1. Re: Winter Rental

You will have to do much this research while you are here.

If you want something close to the beach you should be looking on Venice Island.

This area has a charming downtown and dining/shopping options..


There is no way to give real estate advice without knowing much more about your price range, amenities, etc. etc.

You can go to www.realtor.com and research properties.


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