Waterfront Villa with Internet, Private Dock & Heated Pool

Our dock with permit for boat with 10.5 inch draft
Our dock with permit for boat with 10.5 inch draft
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Our dock with permit for boat with 10.5 inch draft

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Villa
  • Minimum Stay: 14 - 29 nights
  • Living Area: 2100 sq. ft.

A stunning riverside villa with high speed WiFi internet and FiOS HDTV, private dock, heated pool, lanai and 2100 square feet of air conditioned living area which has recently been fully re-furnished and remodelled to a very high standard. (i.e. 'turnkey' with everything that you should need.) Its acre of landscaped garden sits in a quiet private estate with no through traffic and views over a nature reserve and salt water creek which gives boat access to the Gulf.

This beautiful house with its own private dock (with a permit for a motor boat with up to 10.8 inches draft) is a few minutes from the white sandy Gulf Coast beaches and 8 golf courses. The cathedral ceilings give it a light airy feeling. It is fully air conditioned with a well appointed and newly remodelled modern kitchen. The large master bedroom with its King sized bed, tray ceiling and superb ensuite bathroom and walk in closet has direct access to the pool area and is placed on the opposite side of the house to the other bedrooms, thus giving peace, quiet and privacy! All bedrooms enjoy large walk in closets, and TV with DVD player. The fully screened and heated pool is equipped with a removable child safety fence. The garden is floodlit to allow you to enjoy beautiful views during evening barbecues. A Sony music center and a Tivoli Two HiFi FM stereo radio are located in the lounge areas.

Unique Benefits

The view......We choose this house after looking at over 50 other waterfront properties. The house and its location are fabulous but the icing on the cake is the amazing secluded view onto the creek and the nature reserve at the rear.

Why Kids Love It

The heated pool is always a hit with children.

Area Information

The nearest beaches, Nokomis and Casey Key, are only 5 minutes away or drive 15 minutes to the world famous Siesta Key beach. At Caspersen Beach you can hunt for fossilised sharks teeth as well as enjoying its natural, unspoilt, wind swept seclusion. A whole range of watersports are available within a short distance, but for those who prefer dry land there is an extensive, family friendly bike trail a couple of minutes away on the Legacy Bike Trail.

For golf enthusiasts Calusa Lakes Golf Course is 3 minutes away. Seven other golf courses are nearby.

Six bikes are available to use (at your own risk and only in daylight). The Legacy Biking Trail is only a few minutes away.

Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy the luxury of fishing from their own dock in the back garden or 15 minutes "no wake" speed by boat to the fish rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Boats can be launched from Sorrento Woods private boat ramp which is only 200 yards from the house. Sharkeys Fishing Pier also offers excellent action and you don't need a fishing licence to fish from that pier.

For the kids and young at heart, Busch gardens is a 1 hour drive away with the full selection of theme parks in Orlando (4 Disney Parks, Sea World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, 4 Water Parks, the opportunity to swim with dolphins, night clubs etc.) an hour and a half away.

For those interested in recreational flying, Venice Airport is less than 10 minutes away.

Excellent shopping facilities are within easy reach as are many great restaurants but for the designer orientated 'chic chick' there are designer outlet malls and exclusive shopping areas all within 25 minutes drive at Ellenton Outlet Mall.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

The community dock, children's play area and Bocce court are a few hundred feet away at the end of the street.

Favorite Places To Eat

There are endless choices for eating out but our favorites are The Casey Key Fish House, Fins (at Sharkeys Pier) and Bonefish Restaurant.

Inside Scoop

Access to the Legacy Biking Trail is only a couple of minutes away by bike. The county have just approved extending the trail all the way up to Sarasota. It already goes all the way to down town Venice and half the way to Sarasota.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Beach Chairs
    • Bicycles
    • Deck / Patio
    • Dock / Boat Slip
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Garage
    • Heated Pool
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kid Friendly
    • Lanai
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non-Smoking
    • Parking
    • Private Pool
    • Towels Provided
    • Water View
    • Waterfront
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Playground
      (onsite)
    • Bicycling
      (< 1 mile)
    • Boating
      (< 1 mile)
    • Canoeing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Hiking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Kayaking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Golf
      (2 miles)
    • Grocery Store
      (2 miles)
    • Live Entertainment
      (2 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (2 miles)
    • Tennis
      (2 miles)
    • Beach
      (4 miles)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (4 miles)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (4 miles)
    • Horseback Riding
      (4 miles)
    • Jet Skiing
      (4 miles)
    • Ocean
      (4 miles)
    • Parasailing
      (4 miles)
    • Sailing
      (4 miles)
    • Snorkeling
      (4 miles)
    • Surfing
      (4 miles)
    • Windsurfing
      (4 miles)
    • Bowling
      (5 miles)
    • Park
      (5 miles)
    • Scuba Diving
      (5 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (6 miles)
    • Zoo
      (20 miles)

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Feb 01 2021 - Mar 31 2021
$6,500 28 nights
Apr 01 2021 - Apr 30 2021
$5,600 29 nights
May 01 2021 - Dec 31 2021
$999 14 nights
Jan 01 2022 - Jan 31 2022
$5,600 29 nights
Feb 01 2022 - Mar 31 2022
$6,500 28 nights

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Fees:

End cleaning fee: $125

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

Two week minimum booking in Spring, Summer and Fall.
One month minimum booking in Snow Bird season.

$100 electricity is included in the rent per month. (i.e. $50 for 2 weeks)
In other words, normal aircon costs are included and you only pay for pool heating (typically less than $5 a day) if you use it.
Any excess electricity and a fixed charge of $125 for normal cleaning at the end of each rental is deducted from the security deposit.

Arrival after 16:00pm and departure before 10:00am.

Payment can be in US dollars, UK pounds sterling or Euro.
The booking/security deposit is $500.
25% of the rent is paid 4 months and 75% is paid 2 months before arrival.

Cancellations do not receive any refunds so it is always advisable for you to have some form of holiday cancellation insurance if you are concerned that you might cancel.

Availability

Last updated on January 30, 2021

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Map

Nearest Airport: Sarasota - 20 miles
Nearest Bar: The Paradise Grill - 2 miles
Nearest Beach: Nokomis - 4 miles
Nearest Golf: Calusa Lakes - 2 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Asaros New York Pizza - 2 miles
Nearest Theme Park: Bush Gardens - 70 miles

Owner Info

Rod and June MCTAGGART

Rod and June MCTAGGART

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: June and I are both retired and enjoy using our piece of paradise for several months a year. Any time that we are not using the house we are pleased to let others enjoy everything that it has to offer.

Why this property? June and I are hobby pilots and wanted to have a place in Florida.
We looked at over 50 villas on the west coast of Florida from Naples to Tampa and choose Venice because it offers everything that you could ever want to be able to enjoy the pleasures of the Gulf Coast.

Speaks: English, German

Calendar last updated: January 30, 2021

Guestbook comments from the owner:

Yet another super holiday in your fabulous villa! We really appreciate how you are continually making improvements and that you allow others to make use of your own holiday home.


Dec 2018

Janet and Peter

Photos

  • Our dock with permit for boat with 10.5 inch draft
    Our dock with permit for boat with 10.5 inch draft
  • The villa in Sorrento Woods beautiful gardens
    The villa in Sorrento Woods beautiful gardens
  • Birds eye view
    Birds eye view
  • Birds eye view
    Birds eye view
  • Birds eye view
    Birds eye view
  • Heated pool with safety fence removed
    Heated pool with safety fence removed
  • Floodlit garden and pool
    Floodlit garden and pool
  • Removable pool safety fence (normally not fitted and kept in the garage)
    Removable pool safety fence (normally not fitted and kept in the garage)
  • Floodlit garden
    Floodlit garden
  • Floodlit garden
    Floodlit garden
  • The creek in our garden
    The creek in our garden
  • Birds Eye view from the creek
    Birds Eye view from the creek
  • Family room with HD TV (and desk with laser printer in right hand corner)
    Family room with HD TV (and desk with laser printer in right hand corner)
  • Formal dining area
    Formal dining area
  • Formal area with views over pool and the creek
    Formal area with views over pool and the creek
  • Remodelled kitchen with new stainless steel fittings and new worktops
    Remodelled kitchen with new stainless steel fittings and new worktops
  • Remodelled kitchen with new stainless steel fittings and new worktops
    Remodelled kitchen with new stainless steel fittings and new worktops
  • Remodelled kitchen with new stainless steel fittings and new worktops
    Remodelled kitchen with new stainless steel fittings and new worktops
  • Breakfast table and open plan living
    Breakfast table and open plan living
  • Breakfast table with views over the pool and the creek
    Breakfast table with views over the pool and the creek
  • Master bedroom with walk in closet and ensuite bathroom out of picture
    Master bedroom with walk in closet and ensuite bathroom out of picture
  • Queen bedroom with walk in closet
    Queen bedroom with walk in closet
  • Twin bedroom with walk in closet
    Twin bedroom with walk in closet
  • Lanai with new table
    Lanai with new table
  • Layout
    Layout
  • Stainless steel gas BBQ
    Stainless steel gas BBQ
  • Modern washer and dryer
    Modern washer and dryer
  • Bikes to use in daylight (at your own risk)
    Bikes to use in daylight (at your own risk)
  • Bikes for use in daylight (at your own risk)
    Bikes for use in daylight (at your own risk)
  • The neighbors!
    The neighbors!
  • Rocky Raccoon in our garden
    Rocky Raccoon in our garden
  • Rocky trying to get some food
    Rocky trying to get some food
  • Our (very timid) local Bobcat
    Our (very timid) local Bobcat
  • Our (very timid) local Bobcat
    Our (very timid) local Bobcat
  • Osprey with chicks
    Osprey with chicks
  • King Mackerel
    King Mackerel
  • Snook caught (and released) in our creek
    Snook caught (and released) in our creek
  • Sunset at the Venice Inlet
    Sunset at the Venice Inlet
  • A misty dawn over our creek
    A misty dawn over our creek
  • Sunrise over our creek
    Sunrise over our creek
  • Sunset at Casey Key Fishhouse
    Sunset at Casey Key Fishhouse
  • Sunset at Sharkies Pier
    Sunset at Sharkies Pier
  • Downtown Venice
    Downtown Venice
  • The Venice Inlet
    The Venice Inlet

Reviews

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Best Place in Florida!

This is our fourth time at Sorrento Woods in Rod and June's Paradise. We enjoy the location and proximity to Nokomis Beach and all the retail businesses that are close by. The house is spectacular. We use the bikes to go down to the Jetty's to watch the boats and fishermen. We bike to downtown Venice to the Saturday market. We also have been playing tennis at the courts in downtown Venice, which has a great round robin every morning that anyone can join. We are 5 minutes away from several great golf courses. Our family comes down for a visit during our stay, and love their own wing in the house and the ability to swim and play in the pool every day. Rod and June have all the items included in the rental that you need. Towels, beach chairs, beach blankets, umbrellas, etc. We have been lucky to have record high temperatures in February and will enjoy coming back next year to this perfect holiday retreat. Thanks Rod and June.

Stayed: Submitted: February 23, 2019

Owner response

Hi Wendy and Jim! Glad to hear that you always manage to have fun in the sun and that you appreciate all of the recent updates. Kind regards Rod and June

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We will not stay anywhere else!

This home is an excellent vacation property. We continue to return every March year after year. The owners Rod and June are so easy to work with and you feel like you have known them forever. This spacious, nicely appointed and well equipped home is in a serene setting in a quiet neighborhood. The split design is great for families. We love sitting around the pool, overlooking the creek and watching all the wildlife. Amenities are close by and the beach is only 10 minutes away. We hate leaving at the end of March. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

Stayed: Submitted: February 14, 2019

Owner response

Thanks for the kind words Jill and Rod. It is always a pleasure to welcome you to our piece of paradise. Very best regards Rod and June

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Paradise

We have visited this beautiful house on numerous occasions and have enjoyed every trip. The house is decorated to the highest standards and is very clean throughtout. It is very well stocked with everything you need. The bikes are a bonus and have enjoyed many a bike ride. The swimming pool area is great and never get fed-up with the view and all the wildlife. The locality is great and close to everything, shops, beaches, bike trail, Venise and State parks, which we love. All in all a gem of a find. Hope to be back in the future.

Stayed: Submitted: February 13, 2019

Owner response

Thanks Peter and Sally! We look forward to welcoming you back again some time soon! Kind regards Rod and June

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Web site gives all correct information

We have visited this property on three occasions and have never been disappointed. We flew into Tampa and it is an easy drive down to the property, about an hour. The accommodation is high class. The instructions for everything are comprehensive and easy to understand. We enjoyed getting about on the bikes, going in to Venice for a coffee or great ice cream. The close by supermarkets are very well stocked. Sunset on Venice beach is worth a visit and if you enjoy yoga there are early morning sessions there too. We had great fishing, off the dock, in the creek and were luck enough to get some deep sea treats. There are good restaurants in town, lots of choice. All in all a great property to visit

Stayed: Submitted: February 12, 2019

Owner response

Thanks Judith! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you back again some time soon. Best regards Rod and June

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Loved the bikes!

Really enjoyed all the bikes and the proximity to the Legacy Bike Trail. House and everything in it were great and spotless. Roomy enough for our kids to pop in and visit during our stay. Enjoyed grilling out by the pool. Creek in front on the house was a real bonus to put kayaks in without having to haul them somewhere. We would recommend this to anyone wanting to enjoy this part of Florida.

Stayed: Submitted: February 11, 2019

Owner response

Thanks for your kind comments! It's always a pleasure to have guests who appreciate all of the improvement projects that we undertake each year and who love our fabulous secluded location.

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All the advertising you read is absolutely correct.

Our family has stayed here for the last seven or years. The view, creek, and nature area you see from the backyard are beautiful. We have seen an alligator, two otters, and a Manatee mom with her little one right from the dock. We have caught fish from the dock which we have cooked and eaten. Besides all the places to visit and shop in Venice, we take a day to go to St. Peterersburg where we visit the Salvador Dali Museum and the Chihuly Blown Glass Museum. We've attended a Minnesota Twins game at Tropicana Field. We have also driven to the Ringling Circus Museum, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens near Sarasota. The house is immaculate, and Rod and June make every effort to accommodate renters' needs.

Stayed: Submitted: February 11, 2019

Owner response

Thanks for the kind comments Jan and George! Best regards Rod and June

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Great for Kayakers!

This was our third stay here and love this house on the salt water creek where we launch our kayaks. The wildlife refuge across from the house is wonderful for watching - eagles, raccoons, wild pigs, an occasional bobcat or alligator. You can fish right off the dock at the house or at the lovely park a couple doors down where there's a small playground for kids ..also a great place to jog. The house is equipped with everything you need ... very clean with comfortable beds. A short drive to Nokomis beach where we enjoyed the ukulele group and drum circle every week and sunsets on the jetty. The bike trail is about 1/2 mile away and easy to access .. can take you north to Oscar Scherer State Park or south to Shamrock Park or Caspersen Beach. The owners are very attentive, respond to all questions quickly. The local couple who manage the property were very nice and quickly resolved any issues (all minor). Highly recommend this for a great Florida vacation!!

Stayed: Submitted: February 11, 2019

Owner response

Glad to hear that you had fun in the sun and that you liked all of the recent improvements. We look forward to welcoming you back some time soon! Kind regards Rod and June

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Date last modified: October 22nd, 2019

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