About this rental
This home is truly the retreat and vacation you been looking for. Featuring a luxurious, coastal decor with a resort style feel. The name of this home is the Octopus Gardens. This 3-bedroom pool home has a split floor plan with the living area that is absolutely spectacular when glanced upon. The accents which include shiplap on the tv wall with a decorative white stone fireplace with the stunning led lit hanging octopus. In my words, the home is modern yet with an enriched a coastal feel. The home is very flowing in all its accents and with the resort area, in which I will go more detail later, will give your stay here, a special one.
Let us start with the dining room. The dining room area with the champagne bubble lights over the decorative coastal table, only to command itself ready for a feast. Adjacent to the dining area is the kitchen. Along with its beauty and charm, this kitchen has adequate and practical space for work area. The pantry has tons of space for all your dry goods, water, drinks in general. Enough to last the entire stay and then some. Truely a pleasure to prepare your meal in this kitchen. Also, the kitchen is well equipped with a K cup with the option of coffee grinds for individual 1 cup or a pot of coffee, easy to use retro yet modern microwave, state of the art toaster. and utensils and silverware are all high quality. No shortcuts taken here. I myself enjoy cooking gourmet meals and keep a variety of spices at hand along with oils and condiments. The refrigerator has great drinking water and good ice maker.
The social room or the cocktail/coffee room has its own demand for its spectacular views of the pool and resort area.
The master bedroom beautifully decorated with its own master bathroom. The King bed is very comfortable with the bedding and pillows. I give you permission to sleep in. You deserve it. The master bedroom has a tall mirror so you can see the outfit you pick out for the occasion. Also comes with a large dresser plus a walk-in closet. The master bath with its tasteful appearance and window view of the pool/spa which you can't help but to look out as you shower with also privacy glass on the bottom half of the window. The master bath is equipped with a hairdryer and adequate space for personal hygiene, perfumes, and personal belongings.
The guest bedrooms with their own beautiful touches have the laundry room between both the rooms so you are not right up against each other and provides lots of privacy. Both guest bedrooms have very comfortable bedding and pillows. All bedrooms have closets and dressers. All bedrooms have modern ceiling fans also. The guest bedroom left of the laundry room also has a desk for makeup or work office space. Your choice.
The outdoor Lania, which is a prelude to the resort style pool area, is set up either for lounging on the L shaped sofa and those who enjoy outdoor dining will not be disappointed with its decorative stone wall accents and with its amazing view of the pool area.
The Octopus gardens pool area is truly a retreat in its own class as in the pictures. The pool is heated in the cooler months and has a hot tub. The garden is private in nature and is well planned in its lay out. The pool has its own lounging area near the front entrance. In the cove of the home is also a private hot tub. This is where I love to have my coffee in the morning. The ambiance is amazing. There are lots of places to lounge including an Adirondack chair lounge area. On the other side of the pool area is a cabana with the option of closing the curtains and having a mid-day siesta. The deck area has 4 lounge chairs and a double umbrella if shade is desired. Also equipped in this area is a grill and showering area. And there is more, from sunset on, the backyard comes to life with the night ambiance of all the lighting of the pathways. The multi color pool light and the lit trees gives you the feel of being in paradise.
The home comes equipped with plenty of bath towels and beach towels. Also included is Tommy Bahama beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler for the beach. There are also fishing rods along with bikes and helmets in the garage storage area that you are welcome use.
The home also comes equipped with an iron board with iron and also a charging port for electronics.
What made me fall in love with this home was a numerous amount of potential of things that I saw with this home. First was the location which is so close to the important things like the beaches, the restaurants, and the variety of grocery stores nearby. Venice, historic in nature, used to be a well-kept secret that is now found out by many others.
The other huge thing that I really loved about this home was not only the potential of the layout of the home, the idea of customizing from top to bottom making this home something special. The privacy in the back yard gave me so many ideas. Everything you see in the backyard and elsewhere in the home, I clearly saw a vision and being the artist that I am, I made this vision a reality. But not only for my family to enjoy, for others too. I wanted this place to be over the top. I made this you enjoy this as much as I do.
Number # 1 unique attribute about my home's location is there is so much to do in this beach town area. Let's start with the beaches. Manasota beach is approximately 2 miles from home. All the beaches are free parking, and they have public bathrooms. You have your choice to explore multiple beaches that are minutes away such as Venice beach, Casparan beach if you like more privacy and sharks teeth, Sharkys on the pier which is my favorite because it's a busy beach and in the evening watching the sunset and beyond having a cocktail, the small planes take off and land all evening on top of looking at the sparkling water of the Gulf or staring at the beautiful night sky. Try it, it may become your favorite too. Nokomis beach which is known for its Jetties and park like surroundings with its famous drum circle, Englewood beach, beautiful beach with a variety of restaurants and tiki bars and of course number 1 beach in the U.S. Siesta Key with a short 25-minute drive.
#2 For those who like adventure and love nature, The Legacy Trail is on the bucket list. This bike trail goes from Shammock Park all the way to North Sarasota. Along the way you will go under bridges, over bridges including wooden bridges, waterways, and railroad trestles. You can catch the trail from taking back roads from the vacation home to Shammock Park and catch the trail starting there. You can also bike ride to the beach.
3# Hey Mom. I want to go fishing! No problem. While mom and dad are enjoying a pina colada from the tiki bar, the family can fish off the pier with a very inexpensive all-day rate to fish around 20 with bait bucket, bait, and fishing poles. But wait, I want to paddle board, they have that too. You can rent this by the hour. Not enough excitement? They have parasailing nearby who want the ultimate flying experience.
This area also has multiple choices of waterfront dining. One popular place is Pops. Kick back at the tiki and listen to the live music. Also, in the surrounding area is, multiple driving ranges nearby and my favorite Golf course which is Waterford featuring beautiful water and with a scenic wooded course. 25 per person to golf with golf cart.
4# This coastal beach town has a large number of mom-and-pop restaurants to choose from which I highly recommend because you never know when you stumble upon some dish that is very unique. We also have all the chain restaurants that are excellent such as Carabba's, Bonefish, Outback Steak House, Pinchers and First Watch. From Irish Pubs to Seafood or Italian, we have this all in the close proximity to your stay here.
5 # Men, hide the credit cards. This is a shopper's paradise. Everything from classic cars to TK Max for the ladies and everything in between.
What is nice about this location is the food shopping variety. So, I will start with the basics, Walmart, which is a mile away, Publix, 1.2 miles away. We also have an Aldi here! Detwiler's framers' market which is our permanent indoor everyday farmers market not only have the best variety of vegetables but kills the competition with their fresh daily seafood also they serve lobster rolls, homemade clam bisque, hotdogs and fresh homemade ice cream.
6# Downtown Venice. The city on the Gulf. Enjoy strolling through the town with its unique scenery with many boutique shops along the streets. From ice cream shops to its vast variety of restaurants to choose from, car shows to art festivals, Venice has entertainment for everyone. Venice also has a variety of evening night life to choose from. For example, Made in Italy is a wonderful restaurant with its famous wood oven pizzas has live dance music on the weekends. The Daiquiri deck famous for its frozen daiquiris also has live music. The Zebra lounge is a great place after dinner for a glass of wine with its evening live piano entertainment which the whole crowd can sing along with. T.J.Carneys Irish Pub also has live music and entertainment. The location is close for you to explore many towns nearby that all have different things to offer such as Englewood Beach, Punta Gorda with all its ethnic restaurants, tiki bars, dancing etc. Sarasota, larger than the other towns which is truly the Emerald of all Florida. I recommend start with St Armands Circle Sarasota. Tampa Bay with all its vast excitement, St. Petersburgh which one of my favorite places in the world. Orlando. It's an amazing town which you could do in a day trip from here.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Mar 01 - Mar 31 2023
Apr 01 - Apr 30 2023
May 01 - Jun 27 2023
Jun 28 - Jul 04 2023
Jul 05 - Aug 31 2023
cleaning fee: $265
Last updated on January 24, 2023
Hosted by frank lee
Member since 2022
Year Purchased: 2021
About the owner: Originally from Pittsburgh, I've lived in the surrounding area since 1998.
Why this property? I love this area, and this is why I bought here. South of the fast pace of Sarasota is a piece of paradise, Venice. The access to the beaches, restaurants and stores is so convenient. Lots to do here for fun. The people are friendly, I have been to a lot of places in Florida, I feel it's one the best. This house had so much potential. We both loved it, and I began to put my vision into reality.
Hosted by frank lee