Cambridge House with Private Pool, Lanai, Wifi & LCD TV
Description from the manager
Look no further for an absolutely stunning private heated pool overlooking a peaceful lake. Perched above a serene lake, the blues of the turquoise pool blend to a happy mix with the deeper color of the waterway and the perfect clear sky above. The screened lanai turns the pool area an idyllic outdoor room. Steps lead delicate types slowly into the pool and also make a great perch on which to sit and read a book or watch the birds pass by. <br/><br/>Indoors, tiled floors are a must for beachside living and the home features great furniture throughout. Sleeping six, this house provides space enough for both time together and quiet time alone. New flat-screen LCD TVs and high-speed wireless Internet are included. Choose to watch a movie or learn all about the manatees you might spot in the intra-coastal. <br/><br/>The family's casual cottage ambiance shows off form and function in white bamboo furniture, with plenty of comfy seating options. Relax in the sunny family room, finding a convenient glass-topped table wherever you reach out to place a drink. A long blue couch will be popular even with tall guests. White furniture and accents sit below a powerful ceiling fan. Air conditioning is available when it gets hot. <br/><br/>A more formal living room also has great furniture - deep olive green couches invite you to take a nap or put your feet up. Decorative silk accent cushions and a soft area rug underfoot make it an elegant space in which to entertain, play cards or have coffee. <br/><br/>The big family kitchen is finished in white with decorative tiles to add interest. Arrive with only a promise that, on this vacation, you'll live to eat - all kitchen utensils and cookware are provided. A wide fridge/freezer and new oven/stove top are ready for your designated chef to make magic with local fresh seafood. <br/><br/>Eager beavers can sit greedily at the breakfast bar, perhaps sipping a fresh cup of coffee or being put to good use preparing a fruit salad made with local fruit. The kitchen opens to a sunny dining area where four can plan a day's adventure around a circular glass-topped table. <br/><br/>Your delightful master bedroom is sunny and neutral. While it has lots of furniture for great storage and organization, the room is large and feels very spacious. Unpack in the large closet and two dressers, before climbing on to the large bed and watching some TV. Your en suite bathroom boasts high-end finishings and provides the vacation decadence you deserve. The second large bedroom has a 2 twin beds (sleeps 2) and also new furniture. Our living room also has 1 queen sleeper couch with new Sealy Mattress (sleeps 2). Plus, all bedrooms have good sized closets and both bathrooms are full size and have showers. <br/><br/>Nearby, why not visit the famous Warm Mineral Springs? Opened in 1946, the lake's potent water is said to cure ailments including stress, arthritis and sore muscles - a bit like a bath in Epsom salts with much better views. You're welcome to partake and swim in this hourglass-shaped lake where water is consistently 87°F. <br/><br/>Please inquire with us for other activity recommendations, including golf courses. The home is pet friendly and is ideally situated close to famous Brohard Paw Park, just a short drive away. Beach gear and bikes are provided. Our Cambridge Venice Florida house is only a short drive to the Venice beaches and is a few minutes to downtown Venice. It is also close to the Venice Pier and Sharkys where you can enjoy live music at night and watch the sunset.
Additional amenities include: biking, boating, beach, fishing, washer / dryer.
Left on 10/11/2014 for a stay in October 2014 | barbcooReviewed Oct 11, 2014Stayed Oct 2014
Spent 1 week here in April 2012. The house was wonderful; it was clean throughout, the kitchen had the full array of utensils and with properly functioning appliances, the pool in the lanai was in good condition and refreshing, beds and linens were comfortable and freshly laundered, garage was great for parking the car out of the Florida heat, washer/dryer was nice amenity. The living room had the comfy furniture, but it was a bit too dark for us to spend much of our time there; so we spent it in the sunroom (because we also liked to look out at the canal), but the furniture in that room is uncomfortable - I would recommend switching that concept and putting more comfortable furniture in the either of the sunrooms. The location of this home was the best part! My husband and I are bird-watchers, and we really lucked out with the timing - that canal was loaded with Herons, Egrets, Storks, Cormorants, and all sorts of other songbirds, and we LOVED IT! We also saw alligators (crocodiles? - I never remember which) in the canal, and my husband got to see an example of "the circle of life" with one incident involving an unlucky turtle. The nearby beach (drive-to) is a great one (clean, not too crowded, and I love that gulf water), and the town is lovely to walk, shop, and dine. Thanks for a great experience.
Left on 05/17/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | SUZANNE M.Reviewed May 17, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
We enjoyed our time in Venice very much ! We will return again for sure . The pool was very refreshing and the weather was grand. Having wifi was a huge added advantage. We had hoped to take the bikes on the nearby trail but the bike tires were flat and we couldnt find a bike pump. Property was clean,neighbors friendly and wildlife was fascinating. Enjoyed the quiet residential area as well. We are already planning another vacation in Venice.
Left on 04/23/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Barbara C.Reviewed Apr 23, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
Great Location! My husband enjoyed all the bird watching right from the back patio. The pool was refreshing, the kitchen with all the necessary equipment/supplies. Thank you to the owners for their helpful tips for the area. Thank you very much!
Left on 02/03/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Jack S.Reviewed Feb 3, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
This was the 1st time we were able to take an extended vacation. Our experience was great. the home was in good condition and very clean. We loved the Venice area so well we bought our own condo so we can come back year after year. Our rental experience was easy and it fully supplied everyting we expected.
Left on 12/03/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Barbara M.Reviewed Dec 3, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
We enjoyed the location, pool and ambiance of this house and in fact have booked there again for Nov. 2012.We felt very comfortable in the house. The furniture in the family room and lanai was a little tired. The bar-b-que ,while functional, had some heat distribution issues. The neighbourhood was very safe and the people were friendly.
Left on 07/08/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 8, 2009Stayed Jun 2009
This home was perfect for my family. It had everything we needed for a comfortable, carefree vacation. The location was perfect; close to the beach, shopping, and family. I would love to rent this house again next year!
Left on 03/10/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 10, 2009Stayed Feb 2009
This property was very neat and clean. We appreciated having 3 t.v.s, beach equipment, bikes and the heated pool. A very nice, safe neighborhood to walk in plus very convenient for events/shopping in Venice. The only recommendation would be to have a clock or two in the bedrooms. Enjoyable 3 wks.
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