Smiling Dolphin Lake Front Home

Lake Front, 3.4 Miles to Manasota Key Beach, Dog Friendly, Join us for some Venice Fun!

2 BR
2 Baths
Sleeps 4

It is your lucky day if you are looking for February! - Check the calendar, but as I write this Jan 29 to Feb 1 is available!

Come, Relax in our updated, Dog Friendly, Lake Front home with Wonderful Water Views in South Venice, Florida! WIFI, Screened Porch.. and MORE!

Enjoy the experience of living on a Floridian lake on your tropical vacation. There is plenty of room to park your RV or boat on the driveway extending the full length beside the garage (garage parking is not available). Want to head to the beach? Try Manasota Key Beach, it's only 3.4 miles away on Manasota Key! Search for sharks teeth and shells! Super fun!

A bight and open split floor plan with 2 bedrooms both with king beds and 2 full bathrooms sits right on Dolphin Lake. Enjoy water views from almost every room in the house. Bring fido as we allow a small dog for a small fee. No cat, no exceptions! See below for more info.

The moment you enter this home your eyes will be drawn through the sliding glass doors to the peaceful tranquil view of the lake. Vaulted ceilings in the living and dining room makes this vacation home feel open and very spacious. There is a formal dining area for 6, a dinette off the kitchen overlooking the lake for 4, plus there is additional seating in the enclosed lanai. Relax in the lanai with a glass of wine and enjoy the lake views.....hear the birds! Just outside the enclosed lanai is an outdoor open patio with additional seating. The lanai has plenty of space for lounging and dining so you can enjoy the lake activity rain or shine.

This home is ideally located only 3.4 miles to the Manasota Key Beach (only 8 minutes away!),15 minute to beautiful Venice Beach or 18 minutes to Casperson Beach. less than 20 minute drive to Historic Downtown Venice. Take a walk downtown and enjoy the local shops and restaurants. It is only a 7 minute drive to Shamrock Park & Nature Center where Fido will have a wonderful experience. Searching for special shells and sharks teeth on the beach is great fun!

Sign up for cruise our partner, Gasparilla Boat Tours. They have daily public and private tours featuring Ecology, Dolphins, Sunsets, Sandbars, and Shark's Teeth! Fun Fun Fun!

You can also find Kayak, Paddle boards, SUP, and Jet skis for rent near by. Fishing options include surf, bay and pier fishing as well as deep sea fishing. And there is always lots of Golf, Pickleball, and Tennis nearby too.

You will enjoy your stay here.

Relax and enjoy a meal with a waterfront view at Sharky's on the Pier. Or for a more upscale dining go upstairs to Fins. Wonderful food in a relaxed atmosphere right on the water.

There is so much to do in Venice, close to this home you will not go without something to do every night or day if you want. Or just relax in the comfort of this updated home.

There is an equipped kitchen with stove/oven combo, a microwave, dishwasher, tray ceilings and tile floors with lots of dining options right off the kitchen. Whip up a home-cooked meal anytime you please.

The master king bedroom overlooks the lake and features a sizable walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with ceramic tile & walk-in shower. Wake up to the sounds of birds singing! The second king bedroom is adjoined to a full bath as well with a walk-in tub. There is a bonus room with a sofa where you can relax and read your favorite magazine or use the pull out couch as a full size bed for an extra guest.

One small dog under 15 lbs allowed with pet fee. If you choose to stay with your pet, there is a carpet cleaning after pet stay of $230 plus taxes so we can keep the property in great shape.

Sleeping Arrangements

Primary King
Guest King
Den pullout couch Sofa Full

Bathroom Configuration

Primary Ensuite: Shower, Toilet
Guest Bathroom: Combo Tub Shower, Toilet

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed


Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
Bathroom Step Free Access
Bbq Area
Beach Essentials
Bed Linens
Big Screen TV
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Cooking Basics
Covered Patio
Dishes And Silverware
Enhanced Cleaning
Full Kitchen
Garden Or Backyard
Hair Dryer
Hot Water
Ice Maker
Internet Access
Iron and Board
Lock On Bedroom Door
Open Patio
Patio Or Balcony
Pets Considered
Satellite or Cable
Screened Patio
Self Check-In
Single Level Home
Smoke Detector
Washing Machine
Water View
Wireless Internet
 Fishing Bay
 Fishing Surf
 Golf Optional
 Jet Skiing
 Pier Fishing
 Scuba Or Snorkeling
 Wind Surfing



Frequently Asked Questions

iTrip Manasota Key, the Agent of the Owners, and Tenant agree: Tenant is at least twenty-five (25) years of age (an "adult") and will be an occupant of the unit during the entire reserved dates. In addition to Tenant, other authorized occupants may be family members or friends of Tenant. Use of the premises will be denied to persons not falling within the foregoing categories. Should any unauthorized persons occupy or use the Premises, Tenant shall vacate the premises immediately without any refund. No door code will be issued to anyone who is not an adult. HAZARDOUS PRACTICES No barbeque grills of any kind are permitted on balconies or in the unit. No open flames ie. Candle burning, are permitted on balconies or in the unit. Do not dismantle smoke detectors. ONLY PRE-APPROVED small dog is allowed, and only in Pet Friendly units. Please contact us to approve your pet and pay your pet fee before paying your final payment for your unit. Pet fees and approval must be done before arriving at your pet friendly unit. If evidence of an unapproved pet(s) is found in the unit or on the premises, you will be asked to vacate immediately with no refund of rent or damage deposit. And an additional cleaning fee will be charged. FAMILY RENTAL ONLY Reservations made for teenagers or young single groups will not be honored without any accompanying adult staying in the unit at ALL times. We require at least one member of the party to be 25 (twenty-five) years of age! Any violators will be evicted according to Florida Statute 508.141 with forfeiture of all monies. HOUSEKEEPING There is no daily maid service. Linens and towels are included and not to be taken from the unit. An initial setup of trash liners, bathroom paper, soap is provided. There is a one time cleaning fee. Additional cleaning fees will be due in the event that cleaning involves the removal of excessive sand. UTILITIES No compensation will be given for temporary outage of electricity, gas, water, WIFI, Internet, cable, or Cell phone service. Outages will be reported immediately and all efforts will be made to have them restored as soon as possible. NONSMOKING UNIT Smoking, Vaping and Hookah are strictly prohibited. Your damage deposit will be forfeited and you will incur an additional charge for carpet cleaning and deodorizing if any evidence of smoking, hookah or vaping is found. ENTRY BY OWNER Owner or owner's agents may enter the premises under the following circumstances: in case of an emergency; to make any necessary or agreed upon repairs, alterations, or improvements; supply necessary or agreed upon services. Owner will provide renter with at least 24 hours notice of Owners intent to enter (except in the case of an emergency). RULES AND REGULATIONS Tenant agrees to leave the premises and its contents in the same condition, neat and tidy, as Tenant found the premises to be upon move-in, normal wear and tear expected. Do not strip beds of linens. All dishes are to be washed and all garbage removed from the premises and placed in outside receptacles. Please place trash bins in front of house for pickup. Close all blinds in all rooms. Furnishings are not to be removed from the premises for use outside or in other properties. "No pets" policy must be observed. Pets are not allowed on any non-pet-friendly premises. For Pet Friendly units, a small dog may be pre-approved. No Cats, No exception. Smoking, Vaping, and Hookah are not allowed in the unit. Reservations are not made by or for a minor, defined as any person under the age of twenty-five (25). Door codes are only valid from check-in time to check-out time. Tenant and any guest of Tenant shall obey all laws of the state of Florida, as well as local laws, at all times while they are on the premises. Failure to abide by the laws of Florida or the above rules may cause tenant to be asked to vacate the premises and forfeit all rents and security/damage deposits. HOLD HARMLESS iTrip or the Owner, does not assume any liability for loss, damage or injury to persons or their personal property. Neither does owner accept any liability for any inconveniences, damage, loss or injury arising from any temporary defects or stoppage in supply of water, gas, WIFI, internet, cable service, electricity or plumbing, as well as due to weather conditions, natural disasters, acts of God, or other reasons beyond its control. MAINTENANCE Report any maintenance needs for the premises to the us and we will respond as quickly as possible. Refunds will not be made for maintenance issues including, but not limited to heating and air conditioning, appliances, and televisions.


Great Home
5/5 stars
The home we rented was spotlessly clean and loaded with amenities! It is conveniently located for the beach and restaurants! It is in a nice quiet neighborhood!
- Walter

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you stay with us again soon.

- Manager Response
Great house!
5/5 stars
This is the second time we have stayed in the comfortable house, and this time we were thrilled to find it had been refurbished with new blinds, beds, appliances & kitchen equipment. The outlook from the lanai, over a small lake, is delightful & very relaxing. The location is quiet, and convenient for Venice town & several beaches. We did have a couple of issues with electricity supply & water, which were both dealt with quickly & efficiently. It is a really lovely place for a vacation.
- Jennifer

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for the two issues and were glad we were able to take care of them for you quickly. We hope you are able to stay with us again.

- Manager Response
Loved the House
5/5 stars
We loved the house & the view over the lake. Also when we had problems with anything (washer etc), they were promptly fixed. The walker was useful as my husband is partially disabled. He used it to get into the shower.
- Jennifer
5/5 stars
We are very happy with the home and all the support from Sarasota Vacation Rentals. Everyone has been very happy to answer any questions we have had and always a quick response. We highly recommend Sarasota Vacation Rentals and will definitely use them again!!
- Kathleen
Private and Quiet
5/5 stars
We enjoyed the private residence and quiet neighborhood. Loved the lake.
- Sandra
Clean, Comfortable, Close to Everything
5/5 stars
Location, location, location. The lake makes it ALL!!! House was clean, comfortable, close to everything. It was perfect for all we needed. Thx
- Stephen
Well Taken Care of Rental
5/5 stars
This is a well taken care of rental. Enjoyed it. Need to post zip codes in your information book w/ address!
- Cynthia
Good size for two people!
5/5 stars
House was good for two people with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
- Alex
Beautiful and convenient!
5/5 stars
Beautiful house and location! Quiet and relaxing. Would enjoy returning.
- Terry
Spacious and close to the beaches!
5/5 stars
We loved the spacious rooms, the lanai, and the back yard. Close to the beaches. Nice neighborhood. Good sized kitchen.
- Jeffrey
Excellent location and setting!
4/5 stars
We loved the quiet neighborhood, the serenity of the pond, the proximity to stores and restaurants, the proximity to beaches and especially the private beach.
- Judith Van
Million dollar view!
5/5 stars
Million dollar view! Bring your binoculars. Loved the private beach. Can't wait to come back!
- Pam
Wonderful location!
5/5 stars
Wonderful location! Accessible easily to everything in the area. Beautiful home with about everything one could think of needing.
- Suzanne
Little Bit of Paradise!!
5/5 stars
My husband and I as well as our Golden Doodle rented the "Smiling Dolphin" to escape the cold of the Northeast this winter. As soon as we entered the house it was warm and welcoming. The place was immaculately clean and the furnishings are very nice. it really has all the amenities one needs. The highlight of the house is the lanai and the lake. We spent lots of time having our meals outside and watching all the different birds and wildlife. Very quiet neighborhood as well. Ann & Loretta were very nice to work with and easy to reach if we had a question. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.
- Jane
The good and the bad
5/5 stars
Lid to garbage can blew off on Friday and cracked the lid. Do not know if it happened before or from the storm. Went to make pull out bed/couch and there were mouse droppings. We vacuumed bed sheet and bottom area of bread One of beach chairs was broken. Went to use grill and propane tank was completely empty. Cost $23.00 to fill. Needed some help with some appliances but found no manuals on usage. As a suggestion owner needs to expand beach toys. A king bed in master would be nice too. However, not totally dissatisfied. Unit is small but does have some nice features. Lake view is nice too. When cable went out for 7 hours management was responsive.
- Edward
A Great Stay
5/5 stars
As lifetime city dwellers, the peaceful, easy, restfulness (coupled with easy access to beaches, stores, etc), made our stay quite wonderful.
- Efthimios
Great Customer Service
5/5 stars
We had very good treatment from Ann and Jerry and the staff. They were right there when we needed them.
- Barbara
Great property!!!
5/5 stars
We are very pleased with the property we rented. The home has every thing we were looking for. We will definitely tell our friends about this place, if they are looking for property to stay at in the area. The view of the pond is very nice when we are sitting relaxing on the patio. Also the trip to the private beach on the ferry was very nice and enjoyable,
- Bruce
Venice FL rental
5/5 stars
From the beginning Sarasota Vacation Rentals has been a pleasure. They have a phone number that can get you to someone who is professional and gets results. The property where we are staying is “clean as a whistle” and has a private setting on a residential pond in a neighborhood. Since we are staying for month we were trying to audit what we would need for an extended stay. A minor issue (broken nightlight in bathroom) along with a couple of small items were personally delivered within a few hours. Lots of birds to observe and close proximity to shopping restaurants and beaches make this house seem extremely tenant friendly.
- Greg

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