Ibis Paradise-Free beach parking! Speedy WiFi, Peaceful

Amazing dusk view from our patio
Amazing dusk view from our patio
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Amazing dusk view from our patio

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Minimum Stay: 14 - 22 nights
  • Living Area: 1265 sq. ft.

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. 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.

Unique Benefits

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.

Area Information

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.

Inside Scoop

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.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Beach chairs
    • Bed linens provided
    • Bicycles
    • Communal pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Heated pool
    • Internet
    • Kitchen
    • Lake view
    • Managed by owner
    • No pets allowed
    • Non-smoking
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Towels provided
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD player
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Smoke detector
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Playground
      (1 mile)
    • Golf
      (3 miles)
    • Grocery Store
      (4 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (4 miles)
    • Beach
      (7 miles)
    • Ocean
      (7 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Swimming pool
Deadbolt lock
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector
Exterior lighting
Golf Course View
Downtown
Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Community propane grill a few steps from the front door.Books
Stereo

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 01 2022 - May 31 2022
$100 22 nights
Jun 01 2022 - Aug 31 2022
$85 $95 15 nights
Sep 01 2022 - Oct 08 2022
$90 $95 21 nights
Oct 09 2022 - Nov 17 2022
$100 $110 14 nights
Nov 18 2022 - Dec 15 2022
$120 14 nights

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Fees:

Cleaning: $150
Damage Deposit: $400
Farmington Apl: $150

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

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.

Availability

Last updated on May 18, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: SRQ-33 miles, PGD-35 mi, RSW-71 mi, TPA-81 miles - 33 miles
Nearest Beach: Manasota Beach 16 minutes - 8 miles
Nearest Golf: Public course - Sarasota National (8 minutes) - 3 miles

Owner Info

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

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.

Calendar last updated: May 18, 2022

Photos

  • Amazing dusk view from our patio
    Amazing dusk view from our patio
  • Our patio is comfortably separated from the golfers
    Our patio is comfortably separated from the golfers
  • Enjoy a meal or appetizers while quietly watching nature
    Enjoy a meal or appetizers while quietly watching nature
  • King in the spacious master bedroom
    King in the spacious master bedroom
  • Wonderful light in the master with hinged mounted HDTV and DVD player
    Wonderful light in the master with hinged mounted HDTV and DVD player
  • Double sinks and granite in the big master bath, the raised toilet is nice
    Double sinks and granite in the big master bath, the raised toilet is nice
  • Master step-in shower with plenty of light
    Master step-in shower with plenty of light
  • Living room with 43 inch HD Smart TV - love that outdoor view
    Living room with 43 inch HD Smart TV - love that outdoor view
  • Living room with a view
    Living room with a view
  • Open air patio is a ground floor bonus - love the sunshine!
    Open air patio is a ground floor bonus - love the sunshine!
  • Comfortable seating, bring your streaming video passwords. DVD & CD's too
    Comfortable seating, bring your streaming video passwords. DVD & CD's too
  • Lanai off of the Living room and Master Bedroom - lovely and bright
    Lanai off of the Living room and Master Bedroom - lovely and bright
  • Golf course view lanai. Can you say nap time....?
    Golf course view lanai. Can you say nap time....?
  • Ibis Paradise-Free beach parking! Speedy WiFi, Peaceful #1
  • Clean, bright kitchen with room for preparing meals
    Clean, bright kitchen with room for preparing meals
  • The Rookery - bird sanctuary is close. Attracts many nature photographers
    The Rookery - bird sanctuary is close. Attracts many nature photographers
  • Plenty of plates and dishes too - all ready to go.
    Plenty of plates and dishes too - all ready to go.
  • Dining area can handle 6 easily
    Dining area can handle 6 easily
  • Be Patient - Rum takes its sweet time to age at Alligator Bay Distillery
    Be Patient - Rum takes its sweet time to age at Alligator Bay Distillery
  • Deep sunset at Venice beach - "I want to go there!"
    Deep sunset at Venice beach - "I want to go there!"
  • Ibis Paradise-Free beach parking! Speedy WiFi, Peaceful #1
  • Barely escaped this monster at the Naples Botanical Gardens
    Barely escaped this monster at the Naples Botanical Gardens
  • Personal laundry closet is convenient
    Personal laundry closet is convenient
  • Twins in the guest bedroom
    Twins in the guest bedroom
  • Totally updated guest bathroom with tub/shower combination
    Totally updated guest bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Ibis Paradise-Free beach parking! Speedy WiFi, Peaceful #1
  • Private lanai off of the guest bedroom
    Private lanai off of the guest bedroom
  • Guest lanai - great for relaxing, reading and coffee time
    Guest lanai - great for relaxing, reading and coffee time
  • a Mote Aquarium guest - he is huge!
    a Mote Aquarium guest - he is huge!
  • Sunsets on the west coast gulf
    Sunsets on the west coast gulf
  • Our pool setting is really a gem. Sun, palms and shade too.
    Our pool setting is really a gem. Sun, palms and shade too.
  • First Saturday in December is the Venice Christmas Boat Parade
    First Saturday in December is the Venice Christmas Boat Parade
  • Shared gas grill is 20 steps away-Covered setting is always well maintained
    Shared gas grill is 20 steps away-Covered setting is always well maintained
  • What a Gulf sunset
    What a Gulf sunset
  • Big Hank's BBQ stealing days ended years ago at Snook Haven casual eatery
    Big Hank's BBQ stealing days ended years ago at Snook Haven casual eatery
  • Come visit Ibis Paradise - You'll have a (s)hell of a good time.
    Come visit Ibis Paradise - You'll have a (s)hell of a good time.
  • Ibis Paradise-Free beach parking! Speedy WiFi, Peaceful #1
  • Find alligators plus other wildlife, do a Canopy Walk at Myakka River State Park
    Find alligators plus other wildlife, do a Canopy Walk at Myakka River State Park
  • Ibis Paradise-Free beach parking! Speedy WiFi, Peaceful #1
  • We found this little guy while hiking in a nearby preserve
    We found this little guy while hiking in a nearby preserve
  • Ibis Paradise-Free beach parking! Speedy WiFi, Peaceful #1
  • Come enjoy the endless beaches and sunshine. We have "Smiles" of them!
    Come enjoy the endless beaches and sunshine. We have "Smiles" of them!
  • Beautiful ending to reflect on your fun vacation
    Beautiful ending to reflect on your fun vacation

Reviews

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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: Submitted: May 03, 2022

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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: Submitted: April 13, 2022

Owner response

Thank you for the wonderful review of Ibis Paradise. We are happy to host your return next year. Take Care, Mike

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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: Submitted: October 30, 2021

Owner response

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.

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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: Submitted: July 23, 2021

Owner response

So glad that you enjoyed our Ibis Paradise. Chris, you are welcome back anytime. Travel safe. Mike

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Date last modified: March 27th, 2022

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