Walk to downtown Venice in less than five minutes - it's only two blocks away. For any other requirements you might have of a perfect beach house, find them easily met at 328 Bayshore Drive. An elegant 4 bedroom house that sleeps up to 12, packed with Mediterranean flair. The private heated pool is reason enough to book the home for months on end. <br/><br/>The gleaming pool and decking is kept in pristine condition. Immaculate pool tile and surrounding patio are a ready-made Vacation HQ, no matter the age and makeup of your group. Wide steps allow for easy entry and the pool furniture and sun beds are generously appointed. The sc...reened lanai is surrounded by lush vegetation and tall trees, providing unrivalled privacy. <br/><br/>Indoors, natural sunlight pours nonstop through large windows, warming the home's terra-cotta and ocean blue accents. Terrazzo tile was made for this kind of property - casual elegance for happy feet with a great tan. The neutral color scheme suits all tastes. Most rooms boast cream walls with classic white trim. <br/><br/>The living room's large tile fireplace is an enticing feature in front of massive, comfy blue sofa and arm chair. A corner TV and wireless Internet, plus any board games you bring from home, equate to hours of memorable family time. Prepare your morning coffee in the fully equipped kitchen and step outside to enjoy the breeze from Roberts Bay. <br/><br/>Ten guests will sleep comfortably in the home's four spacious bedrooms, while numbers eleven and twelve have a high-end sleeper sofa to call their own. Bedrooms are configured to suit all sorts of groups: a king bed (master bed), queen bed (bedroom two), two twin beds (bedroom three) are great for two families traveling together. You can keep your mother-in-law at bay in her own private suite, which has a private entrance and two queen beds. <br/><br/>Your group can come and go as they please from this ideally located property, perhaps dividing into adventure aficionados and window shopping teams, before regrouping for sunset cocktails on the back deck. <br/><br/>This wonderful home is only a 2 blocks walk to the charming town of Venice filled with coffee shops, wine bars, art stores, antique shops and fine restaurants. And, our house is also only a 6 block walk along the tree lined Venice Avenue to the beach. Plus, we've just added high speed Internet for guests who bring their laptop.<br/><br/>Or, walk to the Venice Pier and Sharky's Restaurant to enjoy the sunset, or enjoy a morning walk of approximately twenty blocks. In and around the beach area, you'll find many water-sports and tour operators, as well as famous Sharky's restaurant. At night it comes to life as the city's favorite live music venue. If traveling with pets, treat them to a day at Brohard Paw Park and they'll wag tails in gratitude.Read more
Left on 08/12/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Dean C.
We really enjoyed the experience we had in Venice,Fla.The house we rented was everything the web-site presented.The house was very clean and situated close to town and the beach.There was plenty of room for the 5 adults and 4 children that stayed the week.I would heartilly recommend this property and will rent it again next time we are down.
House was not overly appealing from the outside but very clean on the inside and layout suited our family perfectly. Location and ammenities were excellent and we had a great time. We would definitely stay again as well as recomment to others!
Had concerns with the dishwasher (old and could hardly pull out the top rack), stove needs to be replaced (front right burner didn't work), broiler pans in stove drawer were very gross (couldn't even be used) and need to bolt down and replace the microwave (unsafe where it's at; if someone pulled on it , it could fall off the shelf). Also, the aC condenser when it turned off it would make a loud screeching noise outside. Yes, we are renting the same property next year but would love to see the mentioned concerns addressed especially based of the cost of a month's rental, I would expect better quality.
Location was excellent. All of Venice was walkable. Sleeping spaces were comfortable. Cmty living space small for TV watching and dining. If shrubs were trimmed, there would be a bay view from the poolside. Minor maintenance was needed but house in overall good shape. Everything there that was promised. Staff, responsive and helpful. Would rent again from vacationrentalpros.
We came to Venice for our wedding and Christmas. We were all very happy with the house and all it had to offer. Any questions were delt with by maintenance very quickly. Our only issue was sharing the bathroom between bedrooms, perhaps a few more locks would be of benefit.
Left on 11/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Kathy J.
The property was in a great location. Our family of eight had plenty of room with the lay out of the house. The first day we had a minor problem with the dryer and Ken came within 15 minutes and fixed it. We would definately come back!
Great location, but expected the property to be better maintaine
Left on 10/17/2011 for a stay in September 2011 |
The location is great, just a couple blocks from beach and restaurants, but was very disappointed to have to call the person in charge for plumbing problems in both bathrooms. The house was clean, but thr shower curtain had probably used for a long time, because it was black covered in fungus. No matter how clean the house is, when you go ino the shower and see that, the sense of cleanliness disappears. Both problems were rapidly the next business day, monday (we arrived saturday), but for the money we paid I would have expected to have the property in great conditions.
The house was very comfortable. We had a total of 4 kids and they loved the extra bedroom in the converted garage! They thought it was super-cool to have their own space. The pool was a hit and they loved that as well. The slatted bathroom door took some
Left on 08/06/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Kristen K.
the property manager kevin was awesome. the few minor issues we had were immidiatly taken care of.the place was beautiful.like paradice.loved the screened in crystsl clear pool.we enjoyed our stay so much i cried when i had to leave,the quaint town of venice was great to sprnd the afternoon shopping at the specialty stores and having lunch,we had a great time at sharkys,swimming,having dinner,seeing a live band.cant wait to come back next year.might not get the same house but will definatly go through vacation rental pros again.
Left on 05/31/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Shawna S.
House was very nice in a great location. Pool was excellent. The only drawback on the house is that the 4th bedroom where the kids slept was only accessible through the master bedroom on the inside, so there was a lot of traffic through the master bedroom with no privacy. An extra access door to the extra bedroom through the living room would be nice.
Left on 05/30/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Autumn R.
It was scary not knowing what you're getting into, renting a house out of state, but we found the house was very neat, clean, and very spacious. Completely satisfied with our stay. When we had problems with internet connections, the response we got from the manager was very prompt and helpful.
We enjoyed our stay and loved the pool. Short walk to Venice ave for pizza, ice cream, newspaper, etc. Close to beach. Older kitchen and bathtub clogs up every time you take a shower. Would rent the house again.
Loved the property and the fact that it is pet friendly. The po
Left on 03/28/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Lourena J.
Only thing I would fix is the sound the air conditioner unit makes when it cuts off. You can hear it from the inside and you may not be aware of this but is it very loud. The drains are a little sluggish and could stand to be snaked, but still loved the property, cleanliness, location, and ease of setting up our vacation here.
the person I spoke with first Erica was so helpful and nice, she
Left on 12/28/2010 for a stay in December 2010 | Peter S.
Actually I am glad I did not have to talk to the property manager since that usually means there is a problem. There was no can-opener and that was my biggest problem and so when I was making a dish and needed one I was frantic... but since that was my biggest problem I think I am quite lucky considering other rental horror stories I have heard. I have a radio show in Kcity and would love to interview the owner to encourage families to travel to FL... didn't see any oil and the beaches were so nice. Please let me know if he is available for an interview. It would be on Kcxl 1140am and the new Talk FM 102.9. I base my show off my life and would love to encourage people to use this company.
Left on 08/02/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Christina P.
We were celebrating my grandparents 80th birthday and relaxing as a family. The house was great, the location wonderful, and the pool was everyone's favorite place to hang. I was frustrated with signs that contradicted themselves, like one that said garbage pick-up was Sun and Wed and another that said Mon and Thurs. and one sign that said leave no more than one load of laundry and another that said leave no more than one load of laundry per room. I didn't feel that we should have had to do the laundry for each room, but other than that, it was fabulous. The rooms were clean, linens fresh, pool clean and warm, kitchen stocked very well! We can't wait to go back!
A great way to relax with family or friends yet enjoy all the lo
Left on 12/14/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Dana V.
We stayed at this 4 bedroom home in Venice to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday so it was really a bit of a family reunion. There was room for all 7 of us and it was great to hang out by the pool with some additional guests. We also found that we were close to the Beach, the downtown area and, to our favourite place - Sharkey's!
Left on 07/27/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Dennis B.
The property was a short walk to the retail shops and a short trip to the beach. The property manager was a very, very nice man who was really helpful with tips and comments about the city. Venice is a great city and we really liked the property!!!
The house on Bayshore Drive is located in a very nice neighborhood. The house itself is neatly furnished and and with its four bedrooms and spacious living room it offers plenty of space. The service was perfect (e.g. high chairs and baby beds as a courtesy, additional cleaning-up upon request) and friendly. Our children loved to play in the pool and in the garden. The houses is quite close to the beaches making it possible even to walk there. We definitely can recommend a stay at this property.
Left on 07/07/2008 for a stay in June 2008 | Lisa R.
We had a total of 10 people stay at this house and all were very happy with our accomadations. We have already discussed staying at this house again next year. Besides the house being nice, the neighborhood was very plesant. It was a quiet and relaxing vacation. We also enjoyed the pool, there wasn't one day that it did not get used. This is the first time we as a family rented a home for our vacation, we always rented condos in the past. This was a great vacation. Thank you for everything...
Left on 05/13/2008 for a stay in May 2008 | Sandy M.
The homes i have rented from Steve Milo over the years have been wonderful as this one was. They are clean, neat, tastefully decorated, in excellent locations, have perfectly stocked kitchens and bathrooms, and are all around wonderful homes you would feel comfortable to stay in or reccomend to your family and friends. I have stayed in three different homes and would reccomend any of them and Steve's company anytime.
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