Whether your family wants a convenient launch pad to the many charms of Venice Island, or you just want to pull up the drawbridge and forget about the world outside, your needs are fully met at Harbor Drive South House #604.<br/><br/> <br/>Enjoy both sides of Florida life in Venice - the picture-postcard beach vacation with gorgeous sunsets and a warm sense of genuine community in the charming nearby town. Guests of this charming home will enjoy private deeded beach access to Golden Beach, on the Gulf of Mexico just four short blocks away. <br/><br/>Towards the charming town of Venice itself, walk just eight bloc...ks to find coffee shops, seafood restaurants and great window shopping. Both Venice Beach and the famous Venice landmark Sharky's on the Pier are also within walking or biking distance. Enjoy ocean views while dining and take an after-dinner walk along the pier extending into the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, the Harbor Drive house is just a five-minute drive to beautiful Casey Key and the white sands of Nokomis Beach.<br/><br/>The house recently changed ownership and many renovations and upgrades have been completed. Guests will enjoy new kitchen and bathroom renovations, fresh paint throughout, and gleaming, newly refinished terrazzo floors. The home has also been upgraded with new furnishings, linens, draperies, bed, kitchen items, and mattress. Guests with laptops will appreciate the convenience of high-speed Internet, and all will enjoy the new flat screen TV. The house has a bright, fresh, more modern feel and is now ready to be thoroughly enjoyed by our guests!<br/> <br/><br/>With one bedroom and a high-quality, comfortable living room sofa bed, it's perfect for an individual, couple, or family of four. Big windows, high ceilings and a general feeling of roominess are just what you need in this climate. <br/><br/>The home has a beautiful, lush backyard which can be enjoyed from rocking chairs or a full patio dining area on the wonderful, screened lanai. This provides essentially an outdoor living room from which to enjoy cool ocean breezes and relaxation. A fully equipped kitchen helps you to economize while on vacation, and a laundry area with washer and dryer provides added convenience. <br/><br/>Being so close to so many beaches and also to downtown Venice, it's easy to pack a lot into a day - totally ditching the car if you choose. Perhaps choose to rent bikes during your stay, safely stashing them in the home's laundry area when not in use.<br/><br/>Past guests really love this house and its dream location. Imagine a vacation where you'll never once have to worry about parking! At night enjoy absolute peace and quiet - a real feature of this serene neighborhood. Harbor Drive South is one of a very few available Venice Island homes that can be rented for shorter stays (as short as 1 week). We are also located a 15 minute walk or quick car ride to Browhard Paw Park (the famous Venice Dog Park).
Additional amenities include: biking, boating, beach, fishing, washer / dryer.Read more
Loved Venice and our location. It was close to several beaches, Venice, Golden, Caspersen and Casey Key. However, you should give soecific directions to Golden Beach association access. And, the curb appeal could be spruced up. An outside hose would be great for washing off the beach sand and a clothes line for hanging beach towels. Condo was quiet at night and we enjoyed sitting out on the Lanai. Condo was well equipped. When we arrived there wasn't a grill. We called the office and Kevin Donnelly had one delivered that afternoon and also provided us with a bag of charcoal! We would definitely rent this condo again.
Left on 04/09/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | David G.
This was our first rental at 604 Harbor and we were quite pleased. When we walked in, the place was very clean. We really enjoyed the screened lanai, we sat out there most of the time. Everything worked great in the house. The TV was nice and the internet worked without issue. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked (but bring salt and pepper with you as there is none at the house), and we had no problem with the washer and drier (we were provided with laundry soap). We really enjoyed the proximity to the beach and grocery store. It was nice having a Weber BBQ as well, just throw some charcoal in and go. We had an issue with a dead battery in a smoke alarm. We called to get it replaced and the new battery was installed within the hour. The only issue we had was when we called and asked for a blanket for our son who was sleeping on the sofa bed. I was told the blanket would arrive the next day. It never did. Luckily the weather was nice and warm and our son did not need it. If you have someone sleeping on the sofa bed, I recommend bringing a few extra pillows and maybe a blanket or two. There are however, plenty of linens and towels for the house. Overall we were very satisfied with our experience and will rent again. We especially liked being able to bring our dog with us, she really enjoyed the weather and the dog beach near by.
Worst rental in the 3 years we rented with Vacation Rental Pros
Left on 03/12/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Lorraine L.
Very few amenities, furniture was very uncomfortable. Very, very noisy. The only thing we liked about this rental was the perfect location. But please note that Kevin the property manager is awesome
Left on 03/02/2009 for a stay in January 2009 | Jane E.
The place is in a perfect location and is the perfect size for me. I love the screened in backporch, and that it is one bedroom/bath in my price range. The condo is showing its age... needs updating to look like a Florida location. Gray paint and an outdated kitchen and bath make it dreary. It was clean but needs painting and upgrading. The yard needs attention... I'm hopeful it will get upgraded as I signed up to go back again next year. Dennis (and Steve) were most responsive to my request for a new mattress. I like doing business with them. The place just needs work.
We loved Venice
Left on 04/08/2008 for a stay in May 2007 | Cris C.
We so much enjoyed the screened lanai. We spent most of our time there. Maybe a hammock of some sort would be nice.
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