THE VILLA is a large, spacious, air conditioned, four bedroom, deluxe home that has been built to the highest standards. It has been decorated and furnished with great care, taste, and elegance. The high cathedral ceilings enhance the feeling of space. The villa also benefits from a number of special features that make it one of the most attractive in the area.
The lounge with two large sofas and armchair, is complete with 55 inch cable TV/DVD player Apple box with Netflix. This is adjacent to the beautifully appointed dining room. The kitchen is well equipped with all the modern appliances you could wish for. The kitchen also features a breakfast bar with stools. Facing the Kitchen is the informal family room with three seater sofa, two chairs, and occasional table, plus sliding doors that also lead directly on to the patio and pool.
SPACIOUS LUXURY. The bedroom accommodations are also very spacious. The master bedroom with its large bathroom en suite, is complete with his and her basins, large walk-in shower plus an attractive bath tub. The bedroom is exceptionally "spacious" with the king-size bed, beautifully appointed furniture, 42 inch TV/DVD/Roku/Netflix and, at the far end a "retreat." Here you can relax on the two seater sofa, with your feet up on the foot stool, watching the sun shimmering on the sparkling pool through the patio doors.
The second master bedroom, although not as large as the first, is still beautifully appointed with a King-size bed 32 inch TV/DVD/Netfilx It has its own en suite bathroom with shower and sliding doors that takes you directly out to the large "deck" and pool. The remaining two guest bedrooms are well appointed - one with Queen bed and one with twin beds both have TV's/DVDs/Roku and share the third bathroom (toilet, basin, bath, and shower).
The home's southwest-facing location has enabled us to situate a larger than average pool and decking so it faces towards the Gulf of Mexico. This provides you with the benefit of the maximum amount of sun (which is especially important in the winter months, when the north-facing homes lose the sun in the afternoon).The deck area around the Pool has lots of space to relax, eat, barbecue, or sunbathe.
The grand entrance of the house leads to the lounge with large sliding doors that look out on to patio and heated pool. On the patio there is a outside very comfortable 2 seater Sofa, Armchair and side tables, and 2 outside table and chairs for 8 people. the villa also offers 2 bikes.
A RELAXING HOLIDAY. If your looking for a holiday that is peaceful and relaxing, that is very quiet and only a few minutes stroll to the beach, this house is perfect It has the benefit of being located just of the Intercoastal Waterways and the Beach, which has lifeguard station, picnic facilities, barbecues, toilets, and showers.
Emily R. said...
Beautiful, clean, well kept home!
Date of Stay
5 Aug 2017
Helpful votes: 1/0
My boyfriend and I stayed at Lemon avenue for a week and we absolutely enjoyed ourselves! This house was so clean and beautifully decorated. Even the landscaping around the house was beautiful, especially around the pool. You felt like you were in your own little private oasis. The house was well equipped with everything you could need for the beach (beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, etc.) and the kitchen and bedrooms were well equipped as well. The master bedroom was an absolute dream!! This vacation was the perfect getaway for rest and relaxation!! Manasota beach was awesome too. It wasn't crowded, had lots of shark teeth and was a 45 second drive from the house. Lorraine was so kind and very easy to work with! We would definitely come again
Simon F. said...21 July 2017
Beautiful relaxing Villa in secluded settings
This was our first Villa rental holiday and the first impression from correspondence with the Owners was fantastic. Everything was made clear and any questions prior to arrival were responded to in a quick and polite manner. the Villa itself is very secluded but only minutes from the beach and local amenities, which is what we were looking forward to. The Home itself was huge; so much space for more than the 2 of us with 4 Beds and 3 bathrooms. the interior was light and airy was very relaxing when we spent some of the rainy times indoors. the pool area was amazing and being surrounded by many shrubs and trees; we could relax in or out of the pool without any disturbance at all. everything from the Kitchen appliances through to the washing facilities all worked well and were in excellent order. The local contact (for any issues etc.) were lovely and very helpful, even though we only spoke once on the phone and sms'd the rest of the time, it was nice to know that we could ask anything and receive a prompt response. The Villa was very clean and we tried to leave it that way on departure. the deposit was refunded in a matter of days and i can only say that when we return for a scouting trip next year we will be looking at re-booking this villa as our first choice. For those who are looking for a quiet, relaxing base to venture out from, this is the place. Enjoy and Relax.
Superb villa and location
5 of 5
Location - what a beautiful neighbourhood. It really is private and peaceful yet only 5 glorious minutes walk to a lovely beach and the gulf waters. Our 7 year old loved waiting for boats to watch the drawbridge operate. The villa is superb. After 10 consecutive years in Florida this place is the best yet - beautifully appointed. Lorraine and Andy clearly take great pride in it. The many small touches really make a difference. Thanks also for the phone call on day 1 to make sure we were settled. Otherwise we had blue skies, glorious sunshine, saw dolphins off Casey Key and even a raccoon tip toe past the lanai out back. An incredible and relaxing alternative to Orlando. Would recommend and will return. The Hamsters from Lincoln.
Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017 Date of Stay: Mar 2017 Excellent 5 out of 5, This was our 3rd trip to Lemon Ave and 2nd to Lorraine's wonderful villa. We had just spent the previous week in Vegas for our daughters wedding, it was so refreshing to return to this immaculate property. Everything absolutely spotless, the location and pool area are outstanding. We hope to return soon for a 3rd time. Jim and Ann Lewis - Portsmouth, Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017 Date of Stay: Apr 2017 Property - Loved it.
5 out of 5
I have been travelling to Florida for about 20 years and have stayed all over the state and in many different properties. This one is the best I have found to date. It is modern, clean and well equipped. The location is close to the sea and in a quiet residential area. We both loved it. It is exactly as described. What is also worth noting is the ease I had when dealing with rental via the owners and the speed in which my security deposit was returned. Recommended.
Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015 Date of Stay: Nov 2015
Great Home. Great Location
5 of 5
A family of 4 who spent 12 relaxing days in this wonderful Villa.
Having been coming to Florida for the past 20 + years and renting Villas for much of this time we have been lucky enough to stay in some great Homes, and I would put this villa right at the top of our list.
The home is in a great location which is very quiet, private and away from the busier parts of the area, but still within a short drive of a number of excellent restaurants and supermarkets. However the main reason we were initially drawn to the Villa was the fact that it was within a 5-10 min walk to the beach and we were not disappointed, we found ourselves walking to the beach most mornings for an early swim and again most evenings for the sunsets which when we were there were stunning.
The rental process was easy and straightforward and dealing with Lorraine was a pleasure, and she was always quick to respond to any questions we had either at the time of booking or in the weeks leading up to our arrival.
Overall a great villa in the perfect location for a relaxing holiday with the family, we will no doubt return for another visit in the not too distant future.
Best Florida Villa we've ever stayed in
5 of 5
An absolutely beautiful villa. Extremely tastefully furnished and decorated, spacious and spotlessly clean. The master bedroom/bathroom/shower room/snug is a dream. 6 of us stayed there and we were never under each other's feet. Although stylish and tasteful this villa also feels relaxed and homely - plastic plates with fish and snowmen on them!
The pool area is massive and immaculately clean and we even saw a pair of armadillos outside the fence on our first morning.
Manasota Beach is perfect and the walk there is 10 minutes and very interesting.
Shops and restaurants are close by (by Florida standards!) but the area surrounding the villa is quiet and peaceful.
Lorraine was very helpful during the various stages and I've enjoyed my email exchanges with her. Thank you Lorraine.
Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015 Date of Stay: Jul 2015
Holiday home from heaven!
5 of 5
If you have looked at toe Owners Website you will know how beautiful this villa is and it is exactly as the photographs show. It is so well furnished, spotlessly clean with everything you could wish for, the wifi was excellent.
There was only two of us but if you were a larger party you would not feel cramped. All the bedrooms are spacious as is the pool area with lots of loungers, tables and chairs and a very comfy cane settee and chair in the shade. It is very quiet and peaceful but beaches, shops, restaurants only 5 minutes away in the car. We would definitely return for another restful holiday. Lorraine has been brilliant to deal with so have no qualms about booking this holiday home from heaven!
Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015 Date of Stay: Jun 2015
A little bit of paradise
5 of 5
My wife Jean and I have over 30 years experience of renting in Florida, formerly with our children, latterly with our grandchildren. This year was one for us only and we were looking for comfort, space, a nice pool and some peace and quiet. This villa has it all in spades! From reading the other reviews there isn't much more I can add, for the seasoned traveller this villa will not disappoint, for the first time renter you may think you've landed in paradise! If you don't want to walk to the beach there's plenty of free parking, new toilets, showers and changing facilities. Hunt for fossilised shark's teeth (black not white!). Eat at Sharky's (as good as our favourite 'Lazy Flamingo' on Sanibel), Outback and Bonefish, leisurely golf at Venice East (par 57), shop at Publix. One of the best we have rented.
Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015 Date of Stay: Jun 2015
What an amazing holiday!!
5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this wonderful home for our honeymoon! The location is absolutely perfect, on a windy evening, we could actually hear the waves from the ocean while sitting by our pool- that's how close to the beach we were! Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. And it's a beautiful walk as well.
I've personally been to Florida 7 times, this was my husbands first time. This was the best home and location I've ever stayed at! My husband loved it too, so wonderful.
We can't recommend this home enough, everyone that's seen my pictures has asked me where we found this house!
We would love to come back one day for sure!
And thank you Andrew and Lorraine, for the sweet wedding card and gift, so thoughtful!
5 of 5
A lovely villa in a peaceful setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this villa which is more than a holiday let, more home from home. It was clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. We spent most of our time out by the pool which has plenty of furniture and a BBQ. Easy access to shops and some great restaurants. 5 minutes walk to beach with lovely sunsets. Lorraine the owner dealt with everything from our booking right through to returning our security deposit promptly. Would Definately recommend this property. Many thanks for the perfect holiday.
Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015 Date of Stay: Mar 2015
Lovely Lemon Avenue
5 of 5
After a long journey from England, we were delighted to arrive at our lovely holiday home. What a fabulous villa! There were only three of us, but there was more than enough space for a much larger group and we loved it. We wanted peace and quiet and that's what we found - we relaxed by the pool and really enjoyed the tranquility. One of our favourite trips was to Myakka National Park - incredible wildlife and walks. We tried many restaurants, but our favourites were Sharky's at the end of Venice Pier, and Bonefish Grill in Venice. Evening walks down to Manasota Beach were lovely, often with a beautiful sunset to watch before heading back for a glass of chilled vino. A wonderful, peaceful holiday enjoyed by all of us - we hope to return soon!
Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015 Date of Stay: Sep 2014
5 of 5
My stay in lemon avenue was just magical! The villa was pure luxury and every need was catered for. The location was perfect for its natural beauty and tranquility. Manasota beach was perfect for walking or relaxing and just watching for Dolphins and the bird life and is only a four minute walk away! Just a five minute drive down the key and you have Stump Pass which is just stunning. There are lots of lovely places to eat and enjoy music too, Flounders at englewood and Sharkeys in Venice. I hope to visit again.
Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015 Date of Stay: Dec 2014
5 of 5
We have rented villas throughout the USA since the mid eighties and particularly on the Florida gulf coast.
We have been coming to this property for 5 years now and since we first discovered it we love it and have no wish to move on. It is an Absolutely beautiful villa, spotlessly clean, extremely we'll equipped and every room is a delight The location is perfect for the beach, which is a five minute walk away, visiting parks, without living on top of them and shopping, there are plenty of places to visit within short driving distances. The location gives you flexibility to relax, explore or indulge in any kind of vacation your looking for. Every possible convenience and some more have been provided. The pool is exceptional We do feel it is home from home, the owners are fantastic and extremely helpful
Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015 Date of Stay: Apr 2014
Thank you! we had a great vacation. We liked the house , it was really nice! You really do have a lovely home - nice privacy. We relaxed and were active, the house was perfect -esp the way the bedrooms were set - kids on right and Mom and Dad [all the way] to the left! We ate at great restaurants and did some shopping. Loved Sharky's the Crows nest and Mexican restaurant - all very good! Kids loved the pool - we all did!! Thanks again' - The Funk family -USA
'We truely enjoyed our relaxing visit to Venice. The home is the best we have seen in our four rental experiences. Thank you for a great vacation.' Ken and Anne Batt.
'Lovely, lovely, lovely, beautiful place to relax and have fun. 5th visit to area and a house that rates with the best!! Pool area amazing, we'll be back!' the Turners, Herts UK.
'Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic!!!!!!' Stephanie [age9] Exeter Devon UK