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Shady Retreat near Manasota Beach - Fenced Yard - Private Beach Access - Pets OK

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Book directly with us, the owners, and avoid any booking fees! Sandcastle Cottage is a comfortable one story open floor plan 2 bedroom single family home located only minutes away from popular Sharky`s and Fin's restaurants and the Venice Fishing Pier. It features two bedrooms and two baths with a tile floor, breakfast bar that seats three and pub table that seats two. There is also a screened-in back patio for enjoying meals outside free from insects. Provided are many amenities to make your vacation relaxing, including beach chairs, beach umbrella, shark's tooth strainer and beach toys - everything you need to make this your home away from home. Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico brings almost constant breezes to this adorable home. Throw open all the windows and the French door to the s...Book directly with us, the owners, and avoid any booking fees! Sandcastle Cottage is a comfortable one story open floor plan 2 bedroom single family home located only minutes away from popular Sharky`s and Fin's restaurants and the Venice Fishing Pier. It features two bedrooms and two baths with a tile floor, breakfast bar that seats three and pub table that seats two. There is also a screened-in back patio for enjoying meals outside free from insects. Provided are many amenities to make your vacation relaxing, including beach chairs, beach umbrella, shark's tooth strainer and beach toys - everything you need to make this your home away from home. Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico brings almost constant breezes to this adorable home. Throw open all the windows and the French door to the screened patio and enjoy the fresh ocean air! Visit beautiful Venice Island only 15 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 weekly Venice Farmer's Market, Warm Mineral Springs or travel 25 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 only four blocks to a ferry which will take you on a four minute 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. The master bedroom features a comfortable King size bed and 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. Also available is a second bathroom with walk-in shower for washing off the beach sand when you get home. The living room lets you sit back and relax between all of that hard work of laying on the beach and features a flat screen HD TV with loads of HD cable channels and a DVR for recording your favorite shows while you are out. It also features super fast Frontier FIOS wireless Internet access (free WiFi) for seamless Internet content streaming. Also included is a 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! Enjoy a little coffee or tea at the shaded patio table in the screened lanai. 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, birds and crickets. 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. Next to the kitchen is a full laundry room with 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. Sandcastle Cottage has ceiling fans throughout. 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. Nearby is a heated outdoor Olympic pool at the Venice YMCA which has great daily, weekly or monthly rates to use the entire facility. 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. 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. Please contact owner for exact quotation. Taxes and fees apply. We can process credit cards (3.5% fee) or electronic check (free) payments.More
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About the Owner
Ruth M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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You can arrive any time after 4pm on check-in day and just use your keyless entry code provided when you make your reservation to access the house. We live right in Venice so if there are any issues or problems we can be there quickly to resolve or just send a professional to fix any problems. We own and manage the property ourselves which provides an extra attention to detail that you won't get with a faceless management company. Book directly with us, the owners, and avoid any booking fees!
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Reviews (4)
Reviewed 28 December 2018

We rented 2 houses this holiday from Ruth. Cannot say enough about the exceptional care we were given by her. She leaves nothing to chance- house is exceptionally clean, plenty of quality towels for the house and beach, beach supplies, 2 bikes, stocked kitchen with...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Holbrook S
Stay519184, VR Owner at Shady Retreat near Manasota Beach - Fenced Yard - Private Beach Access - Pets OK, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2018

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and all the great places to visit in Venice! We look forward to having you as our guests again next year!

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were not impressed with this property. It is in an older not so nice neighborhood. The carpet on the lanai in the picture looks like new. It actually is very dirty and stained. Hated to even have my dog walk on it. The Yard...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Barbara E
Management response:Responded 3 September 2017

Guest was offered a more pricey 5 star rental in a different neighborhood in Venice. They refused outright without looking and said they were going home - just hours away - due to wife's anxiety from being away from home.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the rental. Convenient to the dog park and other beaches just like we wanted. Older house, but in decent condition. It was just why we needed for our stay.

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank AmyFromOhio
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I had never rented a vacation home and the whole ordeal I was very nervous. Needless to say, the owners were very understanding of my leariness and made this trip a very smooth ride. We had a wonderful stay. My dog was accepted as one...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank Beth Y
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
TV
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
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Does this holiday rental have a fenced-in yard?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Venice is a suburban beach town. The beaches are natural and preserved with very little development. All beaches are free to access and the parking is free and plentiful. Downtown Venice is on a man-made island and loaded with boutique shops and outdoor restaurants. The little park in downtown Venice has frequent free outdoor concerts. Venice is a very walkable town. Most of the chain stores are located on Tamiami Trail and away from the boutique shopping area. Venice is quiet and not a party town. In fact, just about everything closes by 9pm in Venice.....
Getting around
There is public transportation via the SCAT system and there are taxis and now Uber is also available here. It is recommended to rent or bring your own vehicle to get around.
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