About this rental
Condo-ground floor, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4-6 w/lake, sun & golf course view. No pets and No smoking permitted. King in Master Bedroom and two twin beds in the guest room.
We've enjoyed visiting Venice for many years and decided to purchase a beautiful golf course condo. The area offers world class beaches plus a great mix of city amenities, including the Venice Theater, YMCA, Planet Fitness, access to healthcare, while providing a relaxing feel of a small beach resort town. The newly renovated downtown Venice has wonderful shops, restaurants, ice cream and watering holes for afternoon or evening strolls. And we are only 4 miles (a 10 minute drive) from CoolToday Stadium, the new spring training home of the Atlanta Braves.
Our condo is in the meticulously landscaped Plantation Golf & Country Club community. There r many high quality, public welcome (and affordable) golf courses nearby. Parking is free at Sarasota county beaches and we are just a 35 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach. Siesta Key has been rated at the very top of beaches to visit in America for many years.
Our west facing lanai and patio provides a wide vista that overlooks a small lake on the Bobcat golf course. It's a fantastic place to watch a variety of tropical birds (and play 'find the alligator') over breakfast or anytime. The nature opportunities of the Sarasota County Parks, bird rookery, Myakka river and beaches are incredible. One of our favorite activities is walking the beach, soaking up the sunshine as the gulf breeze and sea sounds sweep over us. Yes, we are a little shark's tooth crazy. We've even had some fantastic luck hunting for them at night by flashlight!
We live in Ohio and work full time hoping that some year in the future, we will be able to retire to our 'Ibis Paradise'. Because we expect to live there, we decided to incorporate high quality materials in the condo's renovation project. You'll find granite sink tops (dual sinks in the master), raised vanities, all new faucets, effective bathroom fans, increased lighting, new high quality shower doors and a beautiful walk-in tiled shower in the master bathroom. We even purchased the taller, more comfortable, toilets for each bath. Other improvements include high quality wall-to-wall carpeting in both bedrooms and vertical blinds. We added solar shades to our main lanai that reduce 90% of sun light while still being see through. Speedy WiFi and a quiet dishwasher contribute to your peace and quiet. New swivel, rocker, recliners and a sofa sleeper have upgraded our living room.
Some other activities we look forward to are going to Sharky's to walk the newly improved pier, catch a dinner, live music and a drink. How about listening to a 20+ piece banjo group along the Myakka river with a fantastic smoked BBQ meal plus a pitcher of suds just down the road at Snook Haven (temporarily closed under reconstruction). See you there on Thursday afternoons! Maybe a lunch and drinks at the Atlanta Braves - Cool Today Tomahawk bar overlooking the ball diamond? Open 7 days a week when Spring Training activities are not in session.
But the best part about our Venice home is that we don't have to go anywhere to experience the amazing sunsets that unravel each evening at Ibis Paradise. At cocktail hour, we can lift our glasses to toast the setting, burnt orange, sun as we dine on our own lanai.
We invite you to our Florida home to experience our little piece of heaven.
We have been hosting guests in Ibis Paradise since 2012. And have received 40+ 5 star Traveler Reviews on another very popular website. Please contact Property Owner for the best way to view these Reviews.
Some condos make you feel crowded and close to your neighbors. Not Ibis Paradise. We have a peaceful setting with comfortable spacing and our vertical walls on both connected sides are concrete block construction with fantastic sound proofing. Our building is a staggered design adding to the privacy of our lanais and patio.
Located in the beautifully maintained Plantation. You instantly feel a resort atmosphere. Great opportunities for walking and biking right in the neighborhood. Farmington Vistas condo association welcomes renters, just as if they were owners, into all social gatherings and activities. Farmington is considered one of the most "social" of. groups with many different interests, hobbies, games and some charitable work is conducted too.
The Plantation is just a couple of minutes away from the newly being constructed Wellen Park planned community. New businesses, stores and restaurants are clamoring to open up there. Plus the Spring training stadium of the Atlanta Braves.
A short drive gets you to a shopping center with Walmart and much more. Publix (grocery) is expanding one location and just opened a new store 2 years ago.
Don't forget our state and county 'preserves' for nature hikes. There are paved trail options and forest exploring as well.
Beaches... Manasota is our favorite, about a 12 minute drive anytime. We like free morning yoga there and at Venice Beach. Other beaches are Caspersian, Nokomis, Blind Pass and Englewood. Several have weekly Drum circles to enjoy the setting sun over the gulf with your favorite refreshment.
Favorite Places To Eat
Pop's Sunset Grill is one of our favorites - Watch the intercoastal boats and drawbridge.
Food and Music - an evening at Valenti's Allegro Bistro for fine Italian dining.
Bar food and Thai with sports TV? The Sand Trap is elegant (if you can call a bar that)
Dockside at Marker 4. In a marina setting to watch the boats with excellent food and a beautiful bar (very outside feeling).
Nokomo Sunset Hut - you guessed it. Amazing sundown setting. Lots of live music here too.
Farlows in Englewood. Really good food w/ fancier plating. A riverside setting that's very nice.
Finding sharks teeth...
Manasota, Caspersen and Nokomis beaches are currently the best for shark tooth finding. Venice beach had a major restoration project in 2015 brought dredged sand in from the gulf. It must have covered most of the teeth because finding one is very rare.
Hard to get seating at Valenti Allegro for dinners and music nights. Attempt to reserve well in advance. Tons of fun, highly recommend.
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Community propane grill a few steps from the front door.Books
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May 01 - Jun 04 2023
Jun 05 - Aug 31 2023
Sep 01 - Oct 06 2023
Oct 07 - Nov 15 2023
Nov 16 - Dec 14 2023
Damage Deposit: $400
HOA appl fee no-refund: $150
Tax Rate: 13%
NO SMOKING, NO PETS
Personal checks only at this time.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled 60 days or more prior to the Check-in date.
50% refund if cancelled 59 to 30 days prior to the Check-in date.
0% refund if cancelled 29 or less days prior to the Check-in date.
Last updated on March 16, 2023
Hosted by Mike Williams
Member since 2021
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: This year will be our 40th wedding anniversary. Hoping for another 30+. We enjoy family (including our 4 grandchildren), travel, golf and walking the gulf beaches. Ever heard of geocaching? As we search for our next cache, we are outdoors and seeing unique sites and terrain, discovering Venice's history and experiencing southwest Florida's flora and fauna.
Why this property? We've had family members living in the Venice gulf coast area for 60+ years. Our Florida vacations with the children growing up were great, no matter the time of year. Each season has its treasures that make it unique. Warm Gulf waters for swimming, Manatee viewing, baby sea turtles hatching, river canoeing, orange harvest season and kite flying!! Very relaxing.... After viewing tons of locations in Venice, we were thrilled with this first floor condo because of its beautiful westward view and the spacious, uncrowded feeling we have away from our neighbors.
Very nice! Highly recommended!
We just got back from a very nice month at Ibis Paradise. The condo was nicely furnished. It's on the ground floor which is especially great if you have heavy luggage. It has a very private patio from which you can watch golfers and wildlife including the resident alligator who likes to sun himself on the far side of the pond. It's in an ideal location, close to beaches, golf, downtown Venice, stores (Publix, Walmart, etc.) and restaurants. Owners are very helpful and answer any questions quickly.
Stayed: January 2023 Submitted: February 07, 2023
Judy, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ibis Paradise. Thank you for the wonderful review and please return on your next Venice vacation. Mike
Nice stay in Venice
Clean, updated condo with comfortable beds. Close to beaches, restaurants and Cool Today baseball stadium. Enjoyed the boat parade on the inter coastal and quaint downtown Venice. Nice patio for watching the golfers and wildlife. Good communication with the owner. Would love to stay here again.
Stayed: November 2022 Submitted: December 20, 2022
Debbie, we were so pleased to host you and your husband. And that you enjoyed Venice - even after hurricane Ian. Please come back anytime! Mike
Great location in beautiful Venice, Florida
The two bedroom condo was located in a quite setting, with a view of the pond and golf course. Mike and Cindy were great hosts. The condo was well stocked with kitchen utensils, etc. The neighbors were terrific and very friendly. It was within a short drive to Walmart, a new Publix, restaurants and shopping. The landscape was beautiful and it was nice to have a shade for the car with the carport. I love Venice with its quaint downtown and all the sea coast restaurants and beaches near by. A day at Manasota beach is great place as well which is the nearest beach to this condo. I would highly recommend this condo.
Stayed: April 2022 Submitted: May 03, 2022
Wonderful place to stay
Very nice, very clean, and plenty of room. The beds were comfortable, the lanai was nice, and the kitchen nicely outfitted with everything we needed. Quiet neighborhood. Mike was an excellent host.
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: April 13, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review of Ibis Paradise. We are happy to host your return next year. Take Care, Mike
Love this place!
Location is ideal on first floor. Very clean, nicely decorated with comfortable recliners & couch in Great Room and very comfortable beds. Amazing sunsets and lake/ golf course views. Well equipped kitchen for cooking. Great AC, water pressure, internet connection and cable TV! Friendly neighbors and clean BBQ grill right outside front door. We highly recommend and plan to return next year.
Stayed: October 2021 Submitted: October 30, 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review Michelle. We are pleased that our Ibis Paradise condo worked so well for you. We'd love for you to return next year. Best regards, Mike Williams.
Great Golf Vacation!
Perfect location for a golf vacation. This place is great, quiet, clean and has everything you need. Mike was also very helpful since the beginning, available at all times. Totally recommend it.
Stayed: August 2019 Submitted: July 23, 2021
So glad that you enjoyed our Ibis Paradise. Chris, you are welcome back anytime. Travel safe. Mike
Hosted by Mike Williams