· Photos from December 2016 New high output, high efficiency pool heater and lots of other additions
· Photos from May 2016 New chest freezer and lots of fish caught in the Gulf
· Photos from December 2015 New TVs in all bedrooms and more fun in the sun
· Photos from autumn 2015 More improvements and more fun in the sun
· Photos from summer 2015 Photos of sailing, boating and fishing fun in the sun
· Photos from December 2014 Photos of the new carpets, new (folding) bikes, and lots of fun in the sun!!!!
· Photos from October 2014 Lots of local bird life and fun in the sun
· Photos from May 2014 Latest photos from Venice, Florida
· Photos from December 2013 Photos of wildlife in the garden and more fun in the sun
· Photos from October 2013 More fun in the sun
· Photos from July 2013 Some photos of us having fun in the sun.
· Photos from Easter 2013 More improvements and additions
· Photos from October 2012 Photos of the latest improvements and additions including upgraded Whirlpool washing machine and dryer.
· Photos from August 2012 Photos of more improvements and additions including a new printer.
· Photos from April 2012 Photos of two new flat screen HDTVs with Verizon high speed FiOS Internet service, new DECT phones with free calls within USA and Canada, new Aircon, new water heater etc etc……
· Photos from October 2011 Including flying ourselves to Key West and Daytona Beach
· Photos from Easter 2011 Showing the wildlife and the latest improvements and additions.
· Photos from October 2010 Showing some more improvements and additions.
· Photos from Easter 2010 Showing the redecoration and retiling of the whole house and remodelling of the kitchen and bathrooms
· Photos from October 2009 Showing the improvements and additions
· Photos from Easter 2009 Showing some other improvements and additions
· Photos from October 2007 Pictures of the house, the wildlife and the beautiful scenery.
· Photos from Easter 2005 50 more photos of our luxury rental waterfront home (the last 3 pictures are 360 degree views of the inside of the house) with its Verizon FiOS WiFi ultra high speed broadband wireless internet, (bring your own laptop), heated pool and boat access from the house's private dock to the Gulf of Mexico coast in Venice Florida.
· Photos Fun in the sun, including trips to Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios, Myakka River State Park, Jurassic Park, The Epcot Centre, The Hulk, Wet and Wild, the Kennedy Space Centre, Busch Gardens Fun Park, Discovery Cove; Adventure Island, Mote Marine Aquarium and the Ringling Circus Museum.
· Photos of Manatee with new born calf in our creek Nature at its best
· Photos of our local Bob Cat and squirrels in the garden Normally the Bob Cat is only seen in the dark but this time it was out and about at midday.
· Google Maps With Google Maps you can use the ”Map”, “Satellite”, “Street View” and “Hybrid” views to see the fabulous location of the house in this secluded, quiet no through road. Note that when you get down below 1000 feet height you can use the compass to see real birds-eye-view photos from the North, South, East and West…. Search to find “boat rental” or "Italian Restaurants" etc and use "Directions" from/to our home to "Fort Myers Airport” or “Tampa Airport " (The nearest exit on the I75 is exit 195)..
· Sorrento Woods Deed Restrictions The Deed Restrictions ensure that everything is in pristine condition for everybody to enjoy. Please note paragraph 23 regarding overnight parking restrictions on motor homes, campers, commercial vehicles, boats and trailers and any vehicle displaying advertising. See the next link if you need somewhere to park such a vehicle.
· RV and Boat Storage If you need to store a RV or boat or trailer then Sandler Ranch is only 2 minutes away, on Albee Farm Road
· Venice Main Street All about down town Venice, including some videos
· Beaches Nokomis Beach with its golden sand is only 5 minutes away from our luxury holiday house.
· Nokomis Beach Lots more about Nokomis beach (and its famous Drum Circle every Wednesday and Saturday at sunset)
· Casey Key Nokomis Beach is on Casey Key and is only 5 minutes away. This page has lots of information about Casey Key.
· Everglades Myakka River State Park is only a short drive away
· Golf Calusa Lakes Golf course is only 3 minutes away from our fabulous Gulf Coast holiday home.
· Venice Fishing Pier One of the best places to fish, is only five minutes away, and where no fishing licence is required.
· The Online Fisherman Lots of fishing information
· Fishing Reports for Venice, showing how the different seasons bring different fish.
· Deep Sea Fishing charter Offshore and inshore fishing charter on Fish Factor
· Fishing Licences Fishing permit requirements
· Buy a fishing licence online The easy way…….Buy a fishing licence online and print it out before you leave for Florida
· Scuba Diving The Florida West Scuba School is only 5 minutes away.
· Boating Lots of interesting fishing articles and stories to make your stay at our holiday rental house even more of a vacation.
· Boat and Jet Ski Rental The nearest place to rent a boat or a jet-ski is Cool Breeze Boat Rentals
· Boat Rental Another boat rental outlet, at Stigney Point Road, Siesta Key
· Boat Rental Another boat rental outlet in Venice, Freedom Boat Club.
· Kayak and Canoe Rental Kayak and canoe rental at Silent Sports Outfitters.
· Oscar Scherer State Park This nature reserve is a couple of minutes away by car, or better still, cycle along the Legacy Trail to get straight there.
· Oscar Scherer State Park More information about the Oscar Scherer State Park.
· The Legacy Trail Cycle Track This is an old railway track from Venice to Sarasota that has been converted into a cycle and hiking trail. It crosses Laurel road just 5 minutes away by bike.
· Bike Rental If the six bikes at the house are not enough then try here, but note that it probably costs less to BUY a bike at Wal-Mart!
· Historic Spanish Point Half a mile on the left after WalMart these lovely gardens are worth a visit for an afternoon stroll.
· Horse Riding The Meadowind Riding School can look after all of your equine requirements!
· Flying for fun Information about flying fun at Venice Municipal Airport KVNC and other links to local municipal facilities.
· Florida Flight Training Center This flight school also charters planes and has a large fleet in good condition.
· Restaurants Search here for a local restaurant. Our favourites are Sharkys (see the next link), the Casey Key Fish House and The Bonefish Grill.
· Sharkys Eat, fish, swim, surf or find fossilised sharks teeth on the glorious white beach. Only five minutes away from our luxury rental holiday villa.
· Sharks Teeth The Shark Tooth Capital of the World is on the doorstep of our luxury rental holiday home.
· Culture Everything that a Culture Vulture could wish for is within easy reach of this vacation villa.
· Nearby Attractions Adventure and Theme Parks, Museums, Botanical gardens, the list is endless.
· Our agents in Venice Helene, Stephanie, Sue, Jane and Bart at Horse and Chaise are there to help out if necessary.
· Chamber of Commerce With endless information about Venice and the area around our rental holiday house.
· The Sun Coast The news from ABC about the Central Gulf Coast
· Herald Tribune South West Florida's newspaper with links to lots of information about the Gulf Coast, Florida.
· The Venice Gondalier Local news and information to help you enjoy your vacation at our holiday rental house in Venice, Florida.
· State of Florida Information about Florida.
· Car Rental From our experience Hertz is the best value car rental because if you order a small car, they usually don’t have one, so they have to give you a bigger car for the same price!!!!
· Publix Supermarket A brand new Publix supermarket is just a couple of minutes away at the Laurel Road/Pinebrook Road junction, beside the 195 exit on the I75, for all of your food, pharmacy and grocery needs.
· WalMart Just four miles north on the Tamiami Trail for everything you could possibly want if you are looking for good value.
· BabiesRus Just five miles north on the Tamiami Trail for all of your baby needs!
· CVS Pharmacy At the Laurel Road/Tamiami Trail junction, will satisfy most if not all of your medical needs or tell you where to find a suitable doctor, or try the Venice Walk-In Medical center at 333 Tamiami Trail S telephone (941) 485-4858.
· Ellenton Outlet Shopping Mall With over 130 factory direct stores including Coach Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and many more of the brands you love is only a 25 minutes drive north on the I 75
· ESTA The USA Visa Waiver Program
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