Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This privately own Villa is rented directly from its U.K. owners with no agents or commissions.
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The home is furnished and maintained to a very high luxurious standard and is in beautiful condition.
This is a new modern home of sumptuous luxury home and has the real benefit of a south facing rear lanai (SUN ALL DAY - Great for those who love to sunbathe) (pool & deck/outside dining) The Villa's rear backs onto one of the many lakes located in the beautiful and tranquil residential setting of 'Islandwalk'. a residential area which also holds a conservation area for wild life. GOLF courses are within 2 minutes drive of the home. A GOLF Driving Range is available just down the road on the Tamiami Trail approx 5 min.
The villa is fully air conditioned and has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard with cable television, DVD, video, CD, and FREE Internet WIFI access.
A private luxury home, 4 Beds / 3.5 Baths has everything you need.
2500+ sq.ft of luxurious living space
Sleeps 8 Comfortably.
2 Car Garage
Casual & Formal Dining Rooms
Spacious Family/Great Room
Sunny Breakfast Nook
FREE HEATED LAGOON & LAP POOL WITH JACUZZI
This spacious home with lots of privacy, features a large sunny, south facing screened swimming pool with shaded lanai. The benefits of this is maximum amount of sun (which is especially important during the winter months, when north-facing homes lose the sun at around 2pm in the afternoon). The deck area around the Pool has lots of space to relax, eat, BBQ, or sunbathe.
The well-appointed kitchen is light and overlooks the large nook and family great room, giving you lots of options for entertaining.
The covered and shaded lanai will extend your outdoor entertaining. When you need more intimate space, there's a separate living room with fireplace and a formal dining room. Three secondary bedrooms give you lots of choices for visitors, while the owner's suite is tucked away by itself with three closets, his and her vanities, garden tub, and separate shower, making it a home-away-from-home.
The home is surrounded by beautiful waterways, a nature reserve, extensive and well manicured landscaping. Located in one of the best gated communities in Venice, this is luxury Resort Living at it's best. With a relatively brand new Club House just opened November, with heated Lap pool, Olympic lagoon pool and Jacuzzi, Tennis & Bocce Courts and excellent community activities, Classes of Yoga, Water Aerobics, Ladies Luncheons, Golfing Specials, Organised Days away, Mah Jongg, Bridge and Poker or you can stay in shape in the Free State of Art Exercise Gym with over head TV screens, everything you could ever need is here. This is the place to stay in winter for your three month vacation when you really can acclimatise to this luxurious lifestyle. If you just can't afford the long vacation, then a short stay will leave you longing to return again and again with so much to do and see.
Beaches and Restrauants - 10 minutes drive (there are many), including the famous Sharkey's restrauant & Tikki Bar, or go fishing on Sharkey's Pier on which you can hire fishing tackle and purchase bait. Children love it here. Not forgetting the famous jetties for fishing and walking, bird watching, especially pelicans and the beauiful Crows Nest Restrauant for Dining and many many more.
For the Shop-a-olics - 5 minutes drive to Walmart, Publix, Books-a-million + many many other stores. 20 minutes drive north (Sarasota) takes you to the Westfield Shopping Mall, 20 minutes drive south to the Port Charlotte Shopping Mall, 10 minutes further on the US42 is Punta Gorda and Fishermans Wharf. 12 minutes to downtown Venice Island/Avenue with it's boutique shopping, antique shops, Kilwins ice cream and chocolate store and much much more.
The house has an enclosed lania with beautiful kidney shaped pool and pool heater for those colder months, although the pools on Site, the Lagoon pool and Lap pool are both heated during the cooler months. Master bedroom, Great Room and Breakfast Dining all overlook the pool and waterway views.
Great Master bedroom with California King Bed with his and her wardrobes, his and her bathrooms.
Equipped with cable TV, Wifi, LCD TV, DVD player, video player. Beautifully furnished throughout. Great Room, Living room, Dining room (furnished for 8 but would easily seat more) plus breakfast nook and breakfast bar. 3 beautifully furnished bedrooms, study with convertible sofa bed.
This home which is fully furnished with everything you need including central AC / heating system California King bed in Master bedroom, Queen bed in first Guest Bedroom with Ensuite facilities, 2nd Guest bedroom has 2 twin beds, and 3rd Guest Bedroom/Study has Queen sofa bed.
Laundry room with washer and dryer.
Absolutely gorgeous home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Venice Beach, Manasota Beach, Venice Jetties|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Orlando: Tampa: Fort Myers: Sarasota (local)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Enjoy the bright spacious lounge with large sliding doors opening out to the lanai and deck area, or you can relax in the family room which also has access to the deck area.
For those not familiar with the Florida Villas, especially down south, this home is of modern construction (not wood) and therefore has the most modern facilities with upto date airconditioning, and is on mains water, not well water which is usually yellow or brown, so no need to buy bottled water as the large american fridge will dispense fresh filtered cold water and ice.
Indoor eating can be in the breakfast nook which overlooks the lanai and pool, or for more formal occasions the dining room, which is beautifully furnished offers a wonderful and relaxing dining experience. The fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar has a fridge/freezer, cooker with built-in microwave and dishwasher. There is a separate laundry room with washing machine, dryer, ironing board, iron everything you could ever need!
The master bedroom with fabulous king size bed has sliding doors opening out directly onto the pool deck. The luxury en-suite his and hers, has a large tub (bath), huge walk-in shower with separate vanity units and two toilets. In addition to His and Her mirrored wardrobes there is also a large walk-in wardrobe. A spacious 2nd bedroom has a Queen bed, mirrored wardrobes and it's own bathroom. The 3rd bedroom has two twin beds, mirrored wardrobes and again it's own bathroom.
|Further details outdoors|
The large pool deck facing South-West overlooks one of the many large lakes that surround the site and enjoys the sun from sunrise to sunset. There is plenty of room around the pool for relaxing and sunbathing on the sun loungers provided. The Lanai (covered area part of the pool deck) offers a cool shaded area to relax and has dining table with 6 chairs. There is additional circular pit table with 4 further chairs.
Relax and watch spectacular sunsets after a long day in the sun. Provided is a gas barbecue and there is an option for the colder months to have the pool electrically heated. For additional safety there are child safety nets/guards available which can be erected around the pool. For showering after swimming, there is a door out from the pool deck leading to one of the many bathrooms.
The double-garage has electrically opening door & holds an assortment of beach equipment for guest use like Deck Chairs, Umbrella, shark tooth finder net, surf boards, pool noodles, cooler box etc
Shops are 3 minutes away, with 3 supermarkets Walmarts, Publixs, Sweetbay, Books a million, Johannes, etc. all being located in this area. Glorious Beaches are 12 minutes. Excellent Golf Courses on your door-step. 5 mins to the Driving Range, So the Ladies can shop whilst you practice your 'Golfing Skills'! There is a fabulous range of restaurants available in the area to suit all tastes but within 5 mins you can get to 'Outback', 'Bob Evans', 'Chillies', 'Abblebies' Wendy's, Panda Express, and many many more.
At the beaches and closeby you will find a wealth of wild life including manatees, dolphins, pelicans, osprey and many more, visit the , state parks, go golfinging and fishing, sailing and diving, kayaking, canoeing all within the area.
The Florida region
Venice is located on the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida, and especially Orlando which is only a 2 hr drive (2.5hrs depending on traffice), is famous for unsurpassed theme park entertainment that is guaranteed to keep thrill seekers of all ages well and truly entertained. Disney World, Universal Studios, Wet & Wild and Sea World, are just a small selection of the parks that provide fun filled attractions which make Florida and its beachs a very child friendly destination.
Venice and it's surrounding areas are Florida's best kept secrets with numerous beautiful white sandy beaches only 10-15 minutes drive from the home. Its a nature lovers paradise with birds such as osprey, pelicans, and wild life such as turtles can be seen in abundance. Around the grounds and site you will see alligators, Cranes, Herons, Turtles and an abundance of tropical birds and animals.
A holiday here can be as active or relaxing as you want to make it. There are more than 30 golf courses with 15-30 minutes drive of the home, Plantation Golf, Sarasota National are all on the door step
The area boasts world class fresh and salt water fishing along with unlimited boating opportunities. Hire a boat and explore the intercoastal waterways down to Fort Myers or up to Sarasota stopping off at uninhabited islands on the way. Alternatively, charter a boat with a skipper to take you out into the Gulf of Mexico to catch Marlin and watch sunsets to die for.
There are many nature reserves and state parks in the area, like the Myakka State Park & Myakka River and you can take river boat trips up the Peace River to see the wonderful flora and fauna.
North of Venice is Sarasota, South is Port Charlotte. Venice sits between Tampa and Naples. In Sarasota visit the wonderful Ringling Museum and the Marine Centre, and for designer shopping visit the boutiques surrounding St Armands Square. Visit the Shopping malls of Sarasota and Port Charlotte or for outlet shopping visit the Ellenton Mall on the way to Tampa.
The island off Fort Myers and the elegant town of Naples to the south are well worth a visit. Just south of Naples you are in the Everglades.
Experience Central Florida with its beautiful blooming plants and lush landscaping, the perfect beaches, great golf courses and perfect weather. Anytime of year this is a perfect destination. So many things to do and places to visit, a month here would not be long enough.
With some of the finest and most beautiful beaches in the country, with crystal clear water, white powdered sand, gorgeous for shell collecting and snorkeling! Visit Caspersen Beach and join the sharks teeth collectors searching the beachs. Venice has the perfect weather and temperatures for all outdoor activities which is what makes Central Florida the ideal place to stay.
Recently the "Siesta Key" beach was named No.1. beach in the USA - it's a 25 minutes drive. Obvioulsy, there are beaches close by and within 10 minutes drive.
For the Golf enthusiast there is Plantation Golf - 2 courses, the Bob Cat and The Panther; There is Jacaranda West: Capri Isle: Sable Trace: Sarasota National: a driving range, within 5 minutes, and an abundance of other Golf Courses right on the doorstep. More than 20 courses are within 30 minutes!! And... there is even one lit for night use, so it's a hole-in-one for you!
There are many places to eat including the famouse Sharky's on the Pier, The Crow's Nest Restaurant which nests right on Venice Jetties inlet so you can dine and enjoy the sunset over the Gulf. (Please book during peak season times), Many well known restaurants are within 5 minutes drive including The Outback, Bob Evans, Applebee's and Chilli's, all are just down the road.
Fancy a trip to Orlando and Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios with its new Hogwarts and Harry Potter rides.... is less than 2 hours drive - or visit Busch Gardens (70min), maybe the Kennedy Space Center, or drive south to the Eddison Museum and Fishermans Wharf for shopping and dining both in Punta Gorda. Drive North for the Ringling Museum and the Ripely's "Believe it or not" Museum...... the Dali Museum up at St Petes, so....... much to see and visit.
A 30 min drive South to historic Punta Gorda known internationally for it's boating and yachting events, is home to the Eddison Museum and holds each month all types of festivals and concerts. If you are visiting at Christmas go and see the Festive Chrismas Lighting display.
In money magazine 2010 Punta Gorda was named as one of the top places to live having the best Yachting and boating clubs which, internationally, consistently rank in the top 50.
Drive North, for the same distance and you find Sarasota equally equipped with the same Yatching and boating facilities and outdoor activities. Hire a boat, or booking a private fishing trip, or stay local and take the kids fishing off the pier at Sharkys, there is no end of activities here in Florida.
Islandwalk at the West Villages is a friendly Resort Style living community situated right on the sparkling Gulf Coast with low-rise Mediterranean style architecture and lovely boulevards planted with wonderful tropical plants. This crown jewel is one of Florida’s most prestigious places to call home. It’s lush and tropical. It’s rich in culture. And it’s rich in quality of life, beginning with the sparkling beaches, beautiful year-round weather, and warm Gulf breezes. It is blessed with a thriving recreational and cultural scene - golf, sports, deep sea fishing, boating, canoeing, swimming, and much much more.... and of course let’s not forget world-class shopping.
A gated 830-acre lakefront community of luxury single-family residential homes and attached villas. Surrounded by lakes and a nature preserve, IslandWalk is a community where residents enjoy resort-style living. Rich with its own amenities, the IslandWalk lifestyle is enhanced with a Town Center, heated lagoon pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, eight lighted har-tru tennis courts, bocce courts, and neighborhood walking paths. Closeby is horse riding and the Myakka River and Myakka - the oldest nature reserve park. The Botanical Gardens in Sarasota...so much to see and do.
Just a short drive brings you to the unspoilt Venice Beach, Caspersen Beach, Manasota Beach, Blind Pass Beach, Englewood Beach, the Jetties where you can just relax, or fish or search for shells and fossilized sharks' teeth. Return in the evening for a breathtaking sunset! Minutes from beaches/shopping. Deep sea Fishing, Bicycling, Canoeing, Golf, Gym/Fitness, Restaurant, Racquetball, Bowling, Tennis, Para sailing, Movie Theater, Miniature Gulf, Private Lake, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, jet ski and lots lots more.
The Beaches are pristine and excellent for sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, boating fishing and more. All of the beaches border the Gulf of Mexico, where soft sea breezes make for a year round tropical feel and the waters are warm and delightful. Sarasota andVenice have their own theatre and provide a full theatrial season from early fall through to mid summer.
There are a selection of supermarkets within a 5 minute drive, Walmart, Publix, Albertsons, Sweetbay. There is a fabulous range of restaurants and sports bars available in the area to suit all tastes.
Art galleries, festivals and exhibits, a professional symphony orchestra and theatrical productions offer artistic and cultural experiences the year round. History buffs will want to soak up Charlotte Harbour & the Gulf Islands with its rich past at its varied museums, ranging from the Charlotte County Historical Centre to a refurbished home that now houses an African-American museum.