Popular Updated Pool House, 3 Bedrooms+Sofa sleeper, 2 bathrooms. Near beach!
Amy McDermott, Owner/Manager
About Amy McDermott, Owner/Manager
My husband and I met in near-by Longboat Key Florida years ago. We discovered the ultra-charming Venice Island area about ten years ago - one of the best kept secrets in vacation destinations! Now we have many guests hooked on Venice Island's unique appeal.
Amy McDermott, Owner/Manager purchased this House in 2005
Why Amy McDermott, Owner/Manager chose Venice
Location, location, location! Villa Sorrento guests can walk to the Gulf of Mexico, Fishing Pier & popular Sharky's Tiki Bar/restaurant in 6 minutes! Or guests can take a longer walk to the Historic district with charming shops, restaurants including the new very popular Daiquiri Deck restaurant & bar; tennis & shuffleboard courts, fantastic theater, parks, playgrounds; & amazing ice cream. The new library, Community Center & Art Center are all on our street and guests can drop in these great places as they head to Venice Avenue. Kids can run through the children's fountain on Venice Ave. & enjoy finding pre-historic sharks teeth for everyone in their class! Teens & guests of all ages can participate in numerous watersports with nearby rentals of SUPs, kayaks, parasailing, boats, scuba diving, etc. There is so much to do close to Villa Sorrento or you can chill out and do nothing but relax:).
What makes this House unique
Our talented interior designer has renovated this Venice Island pool house so that it is very inviting, and not like a typical rental place. We think you will feel right at home at our popular Villa Sorrento! The central Island location has been great. Our guests love how the new private pool turned out with the multiple fountains water feature, massage therapy jets in swimout, cool Cancun Blue water color. We treat our guests like family! We are proud that many guests come back each year as their family tradition. Each guests receives our updated guest guide with the inside scoop on best restaurants, local activities, etc. so they can feel like a local. * Prime location! - Venice Island was just featured in "Coastal Living Magazine" as one of the Best Seaside Towns in the US! In a prime, quiet Venice Island setting, Our vacation house is one of the very few legal short stay vacation houses - for stays under 30 nights - in this highly desired beach town! * Don't risk booking an "illegal short stay rental place" which can easily fall through. Be safe and choose a local leader in upscale vacation house accommodations with more than a decade experience in providing top hospitality service!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No smoking inside or outside anywhere on grounds
Best for kids 6 & older who can swim well
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Up to 3 cars max in private driveway. No street parking or oversized vehicles. Take trash curbside on 2 pickup mornings.
Swimming pool closes at 9 PM due to city noise ordinance at night. No student groups. No noisy gatherings. Keep to normal conversation level.
Always tightly close pool gate & back doors. Always supervise kids. No lifeguard on duty. No diving, no running, horseplay, yelling. Swim at own risk
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
It was a perfect spot for us
I have no complaints. It was perfect.
Nice Venice Getaway
Here we go....
-Home had enough beds for 6 adults & all of the beds were very comfortable & clean. 2 kings, full & twin. (We did not try the couch pullouts)
-Short bike ride to the beach/ about a ten min walk from house to sand.
- PLENTY of beach stuff for use: beach towels, beach cart, chairs, toys, umbrella, shark tooth baskets, boogie board and more.
-Short 2 min drive to downtown Venice with cute touristy shops, restaurants and ice cream.
-Venice is quiet, pretty & clean and we felt completely safe to walk & bike around the area.
- The home was nicely stocked: cooking supplies, plenty of glasses, some toiletries, board games, magazines, books, plenty of towels, laundry soap, dish and dishwasher soap, some paper towels. Publix is 3 min drive away.
-washer/dryer worked great
-2 nice big couches to lounge with a large TV (no foot rests)
-A bottle of wine waiting our arrival!!
-Host texted back promptly with issues that we had, GREAT communication with the host, Amy was great!
- Sadly, the pool was not heating properly. It was very warm on our1st day. On day 2- The water level dropped 6 inches. The host was quick to have pool maintenance come out. But, unfortunately, they didn’t fix it. They filled it back up, but it was no longer pushing out warm water into the pool. They came out again, and it finally was pushing out warm water on our last day.
It was frustrating because the HEATED pool was the main reason we rented this property on our Christmas vacation. Some type of refund should have been offered but it was not.
- Home could use some TLC.
- THIS WAS NOT A CONCERN FOR OUR FAMILY BC WE CAN ALL SWIM... the pool gate is not in working order/ it’s broken. Please be aware if you have small children !!
- Fortunately, not many cons! The house was great for us: Mom, Dad and 4 adult children.
We would stay here again. Amy, the host was a quick communicator, I appreciated that!
Thank you Amy.
Thank you for your helpful feedback - glad you had a nice time! our pool maintenance company has fully resolved this.
Family vacation 2019
We had such a great time just not enough time it feels like. I would highly recommend the property so clean, anything wrong the owner is a text away, beautiful beaches and lots of shark teeth to be found. Loved it here and would come back. Tara
Great for family
The property was a great spot for our extended family to stay together. Plus, we were only a short walk to the beach!
We had an excellent time.
Just to let you know. We found one of the chairs broken in the dining room, the towel rack in the 2nd bathroom was broken and the facets also leaked in the 2nd bathroom. The Mailman also left Teo pieces of mail and we left this on the counter in the kitchen. Thank you.
Glad to hear you had an excellent time Dawn!
Wish we would have known during your stay that you had repair needs as maintenance could have quickly resolved for the comfort of your stay. I’m happy you had a nice vacation:). Best regards Amy
We had a wonderful time relaxing by the pool and the location was perfect. Would highly recommend this home away from home.
On desirable 'Island of Venice' - short 6 minute walk to beautiful beach, Fishing Pier & popular ocean-front Sharky's (casual) and Fin's (upscale) restaurants. Longer 8/10 mile walk to scenic town center filled with unique shops & restaurants! Hunt for the pre-historic sharks teeth Venice is famous for! Location, location, location! For a little sunset watching and live music, the home is walkable to 'lots to do' including the very popular Sharky's ocean-front restaurant/Tiki Bar for amazing sunsets; and Venice Pier for the best fishing. Gorgeous newer heated private pool in backyard! We are close to the island's public golf course & tennis courts - and short drive to 5 challenging public and semi-private golf courses. Short 6 minute walk to the beach on sidewalk and close to the historic downtown district filled with Northern Italian architecture, charming boutiques, antique stores, ice-cream shops, and first-rate restaurants. You can also walk to the new Community Center (exercise & art classes, special events and concerts), Art Center, Library (on our street), even the Publix Grocery Store. Great day trips to Sanibel, Orlando's many theme parks - Disney World, Epcot, Seaworld, Tampa's Busch Gardens; Sarasota's many cultural attraction; Natural springs spa.
Other Activities: 'Shark's Tooth Hunting, sunset watching, beach walking, fishing, scuba diving, boating, wildlife viewing, miniature golf, health/beauty spa, ocean swimming, bike riding, surfing, antique shopping, bargain shopping, boutique shopping & casual dining, fantastic local theatre & many unique special events.