House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps
Gareth Evans (US)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Everything was exactly as listed, we would definitely stay here again.
Great house, wonderful experience... will stay here again!!
I can’t say enough good things about this house. It has everything you need. Washer/dryer, beach towels/chairs/toys, pool toys, hair dryers, TVs, etc. The house was clean and spacious & the temperature was just right. The pool area was so convenient and nice. I really loved it here. It is a mile from the beach. We were able to go everyday even with the Red Tide.
The house was perfect for my family. Gareth told us about the Cribs To Go place to rent a crib and other baby items for the week. I highly recommend it! I don’t have a negative thing to say. We will definitely be staying here next year as well. Thank you for a wonderful vacation home!
Great home just minutes away from everything!
My family and I have stayed in Venice/Englewood four times over the last few years and this was by far the nicest home we have stayed in. Sure, the decor wasn't our style, but the amenities and conveniences the owner has provided for the rental was perfect for my family with small children.
We were nervous that my children, who wake extremely early, would be too loud and wake up the other 4 adults and children staying in the house, but the large layout with multiple sitting areas helped everyone stay quiet for those that slept in.
The pool area had a mesh net installed around it for my 2 year olds protection. It easily clipped in and out of place anytime we used the pool, and we used it multiple times per day.
Although we only went to Manasota Beach one day, it was conveniently located and perfect for the little ones. Sarasota Beach and Siesta Key are nicer sanded beaches, but Manasota Beach was far quieter and peaceful.
Two little suggestions that would have been that extra convenience for my family would have been knives that can actually cut (Sorry Gareth, but your knives need to go! haha) and a few more pieces of tupper wear for leftovers. All in all, negligible items on an otherwise perfect trip!
Nice property that needs some attention
This is our second stay at this house. It has much to offer, namely the size of the home, the close location to the beach and shopping, and the great pool. The back yard is quite tropical and adds to the pool experience.
I believe it is a bit oversold in the write up. It has the potential for being Luxury, but the needed repairs, deep cleaning, and outdated decor do not say luxury. We had a great time, but for the money would love to see the place refreshed and the Luxury restored.
I see you stayed at the house three years ago and thank you for booking again. Since then the house has been repainted throughout and carpets replaced with the exception of the master bedroom. I will look closely at your suggestion of a deep clean and check again thoroughly for any repairs which are not apparent to me.
We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property, especially the pool and nearby beach. We were disappointed we had not been informed that the AC could not be adjusted below 74 degrees. The fans helped but it was warm for us the first several days. All the necessary household items were provided so we only had to provide food and drinks. Although generally OK, the house could use a more through "Spring Cleaning".
Garth was very accommodating.
Glad to read that our guests enjoyed the beautiful property. 74 degrees is considered quite low but it could well be that after travelling all day from a cooler climate guests may feel the temperature difference initially. Our cleaners spend a minimum of 4 hours preparing the home for the next guests and over and above 'Spring Cleaning' are only possible a couple of times a year.
We arrived late...it was Dark...but Gareth left welcoming lights on. We quickly unpacked, then spent a lovely few hours in the pool..unwinding after a long journey from England. The Villa is well equipped, spacious, with more hanging space for clothes than our own home...good job since my wife virtually bought everything bar the kitchen sink. The Villa is walking distance to the beach, and just a short drive into Venice itself. Gareth was more than helpful when we asked questions about the Villa and Area. I encourage anyone to stay here..you will not be disappointed.