A millionaire experience that's just for you. Need a large property for your family reunion or a destination wedding in Venice? Come closer. An ideal location on Venice Island itself, this is the home you've been looking for with an electric heated pool. Your pets are welcome to join the fun as well.<br/><br/>Laguna Mansion is a particular favorite with past renters and they laud it with praise. It boasts a consistent rating of 4.9 stars out of five. A new, heated pool is only the beginning of the mega-luxury vacation for a fantastic time with up to 14 guests.<br/><br/>Enter via a grand marble foyer and explore the man...y areas for your group to enjoy its vacation together. For catching up, board games, movies, breakfast and more, there's a big living room, family room and a massive sun room with bar. As well there's a gorgeous open-plan kitchen, plus a separate 2-room cabana with games room. There's enough space and in-built entertainment at Laguna Mansion that you might choose to spend your entire vacation at home.<br/><br/>Outdoors in your lush backyard enjoy the large heated pool all year-round. Seek shade whenever you like in the comfort of the screened lanai. This set-up allows a large group to enjoy time together while entertaining divergent interests. The backyard is great for your pets to explore and you'll definitely love the fruit trees and gorgeous gardens.<br/><br/>The pool patio area has enough sun beds for anyone wanting to catch a nap in the sun, enjoy a book or to simply work on their tan. For added convenience, arrive with your laptop and enjoy immediate high-speed cable Internet access. Cable TV is provided too, as is a laundry room with both washer and dryer. A fantastic property manager looks after the house and any questions you might encounter.<br/><br/>In the master suite is a king-sized bed and new furniture, as well as a private TV. Bedrooms two and four are each ideal for a family of four. They both have two queen beds. Bedroom three has two twins.<br/><br/>For added privacy and of particular interest to a group of teens or friends is the cabana house. There, two queen-sized futons make a great sleepover space. In the sun room a sleeper sofa accommodates two other guests. Both the home itself and the cabana house are air conditioned.<br/><br/>Each of the three bathrooms are full-sized with new fixtures. Parents with small children will appreciate that one bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination, while the other two have luxury shower stalls.<br/><br/>The kitchen boasts not only up-to-date appliances and great cookware but a very convenient garbage disposal as well. There are enough dishes to cater for your whole group - whether you cook inside or out on the barbeque.<br/><br/>Past guests have found Laguna Mansion to be a perfect house for all manner of needs: vacationing with 5 small children, an ideal base for a scuba diving holiday, etc. A fantastic property manager looks after the house and any questions you might encounter. <br/><br/>A great location helps to keep your vacation time as spontaneous as you like to be. It's just a four-block walk to downtown Venice. Window shop to your heart's content before stopping for a cool iced coffee at one of many lovely street-side cafes. It's a charming town and you'll soon feel like a local. Even better is the short 5-block walk to the white sand beach.<br/><br/>At night, stroll fifteen minutes down the beach for dinner together near Venice Pier. This ideal proximity means everyone can enjoy themselves without need to worry about designating a driver or finding a taxi.<br/><br/>Should you bring your dog, they'll thank you forever for taking them to nearby Browhard Paw Park - pretty much Disney World for dogs. Google Map the home and its fantastic surrounds: 601 Laguna Drive, Venice, Florida 34285Read more
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Jenifer C.
this was a great house, with tons of sleeping places available, we have a huge family so we need a lot of space. the pool was pretty small but enough to cool off in. even though the house is dated it is very clean. we had a great time here.
Left on 07/23/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Lisa R.
This is the 4th time we rented from VRP. The 2nd time at this house. We are very sad to report that the house is not being maintained. The sofa cushions in sun room were all ripped, the kitchen drawers are all broken, ice maker did not work, bathroom off of kitchen had a leak in shower that made the closet floor wet in bedroom next to it. we stopped using that shower. Blinds in bedrooms were broken and not adaquit for privacy. Roof leaked in sunroom when it rained. I hope VRP fixes these problems as These use to be very nice home's to rent. Not sure we will be back.
Left on 07/09/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Elisabeth T.
The location is wonderful! Walking distance to a fantastic beach! The house was spacious and accomodated our large group with ease (the teen guys loved the cabana!) A little elbow grease and TLC would do this house a world of good. The carpet is heavily stained, missing handles, sticking drawers, patio doors that didn't slide, missing slats on vertical blinds which posed privacy issues! But, if you are looking for a super large house that is close to the beach and has a pool, this was a good choice.
Left on 03/26/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Jane S.
On arrival our first reaction was poor because of the state of the pool area, had to clean the floors and scrub all the chairs and get the pool cleaned before we could get in it. It also leaked which meant we had to keep filling it which meant it lowered the temperature.
Left on 01/26/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Kerrie E.
The house is advertised as a 6 bedroom house. The house actually only has 4 bedrooms. All of the bedrooms were extremely hot or extremely cold...the central heat/air unit is not sufficient for such a large home. The location is great however...very nice neighborhood.
I was sad to leave the LaGuna mansion at the end of our trip, because of the wonderful time we had with family from around the country who joined us there. The layout of the house greatly met our needs. The central kitchen made family a part of every meal from all around. Our party of 10, including two small children, used every part of the house for relaxing, games, conversation, and even private time. The beach was just a short distance away and provided hours of fun and, when the weather did not cooperate, the heated pool was also enjoyable. We rented bikes to explore the city, walked and shopped at nearby historic Venice, visited the Epiphany Cathedral around the corner, and took a day trip to nearby Sarasota to Mote Marine aquarium (a wonderful place for family enjoyment). A few in our party went deep sea fishing. The house was stocked adequately but could use some updates...new mattresses and vertical blinds and better dishes would have made my stay a solid "5."
This was our second visit to Venice during the holiday season. Last year, we stayed at the Baycrest house, which is slightly smaller than the La Guna home. The larger La Guna home was great -- lots of bedrooms and sofas. Kitchen was a bit small, but well stocked. The fridge was not working well (no icemaker and running warm), but hopefully this will be corrected.
We loved the location and the layout of the house. We felt that the carpet was in need of replacement and the throw rugs over stains was tacky. Tile would be so much nicer in FL. The kitchen floor was stained also. One of the showers did not work properly
Left on 06/20/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Barbara D.
We celebrated Dad's 90th birthday at the house. The large family areas were great for family time in the evenings, while the locations of the bedrooms permitted undisturbed afternoon naps after swimming in the pool and going to the beach. Pool, beach, shopping, sunsets, evening ice cream in town---everyone had a great time. We plan to return next year.
Left on 06/02/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Dennis P.
We could not connect to the wifi with our computers. We had three laptops and all three had trouble. Usually, they will identify an available wifi source, but we could not connect with the one at this house.
Left on 01/22/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Margaret L.
Older floridian home with lots of charm and tons of potential. Great location, very convient to everything, quiet neighborhood and friendly town. The cleaning crew had missed a couple of little things- mildew on shower curtain, dirty coffee maker and dead bugs in kitchen lights. One of the drawers in the fridge was broken making it very difficult to use and the hot water heater was a little anemic. Was too cold to use the pool but it looked great!
Left on 07/27/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Lisa R.
This was the 3rd year we have stayed at a home through vacation rental pros. As usual the house was very nice and clean. The only problem that we had is that the air conditioner did not seem to keep the house as cool as we would have liked at times. We liked the design of the swimming pool. It had enough of a shallow and deep end to make it enjoyable for the entire family. We look forward to returning next year.
Left on 07/09/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Ruth G.
The aC isn't adequate for the house, especially for this time of year. It was really hot in the house. Although plumber came & worked on drain, it still stopped up. Needs more work. Why do you have lawn service when there is no lawn to speak of? Had to park in drive as the garage was full of furniture & mattresses being stored.
Left on 03/19/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Tom H.
This was a good size house and the kids loved the heated pool. It's a quiet neighborhood with friendly people. The only drawback was that it was a little dated inside. Another inconvienance was just the right amount of glasses and cups to go around! We were constantly washing!
Air conditioner did not get the home very cool. Tolerable at best. May be low on freon. We were there to scuba dive. Location was great. Home was very large and spread out inside. Cabana house by pool was great for additional sleeping area and had its own window air conditioner that did a great job for the teenager. Furniture and amenities were very nice. This home has a very large add on room by the ppol that was just fantastic to spend time in. The weather was absolutely miserable for most of our stay allowing us to dive only one day. But everyone enjoyed the vacation anyway because of the accomodations at the house. Don't hesitate to rent this home, you will be very happy with it.
Left on 06/30/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Sherry M.
We really had a nice time in the house. It was not for from the beach, and the mangers was very kind to us. Yes I would tell people about the place. They had a lot of room for a big group and they enough of dish in the kitchen for a nig family.
This property was perfect for our large family, and in a perfect
Left on 05/04/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | Kerry M.
We were grieving the loss of my father-in-law, and were so happy to be able to have several families stay together in one home! The pool was nice, the cabana was fun for the kids, and the layout of the property was great for us, because it was open, but you could shut of sections of the house in the evening after kids had gone to bed. Thanks to the property managers for getting us in at such short notice!
Left on 11/13/2008 for a stay in November 2008 | David M.
This trip was a golf tournament for the guy's and a beach vacation for the girls. The Laguna house was perfect for our needs. We had 5 couples and two single guy's staying there. Everyone was happy with there stay, we had other homes in the area but this was were we all would end up. It was great.
Left on 09/03/2008 for a stay in August 2008 | Betsy D.
neighborhood was really quiet, exactly what we were looking for. Home was perfect, very good service. Yes, the staff were excellent all the time. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. Looking forward for next year.
Left on 05/05/2008 for a stay in April 2008 | Dorothy F.
Loved walking around the neighborhood and looking at all those beautiful homes on Robert's Bay. We also loved watching the squirels run around the yard while we were enjoying the sunrise by the pool. The shops in downtouwn Venice were great to just stroll in and out of and find some really good deals. Lots of places to go and eat and we even used the grill a few nights. This house is bigger than it looks and very comfortable. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to relax and spend some time by the pool and take long walks and venture out during the day for some siteseeing! You will have a wonderful relaxed vacation. Don't forget to go to the beach for a sunset...beautiful!
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