Only 10 min to the Beach! Gorgeous Pool Area - 5 Star rated ★★★★★

neighborhood of South Venice Vacation Rentals
from/per night $185
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1500 sqft.


We would like to invite you to our modern yet cozy pool villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1100sf pool deck with lounge area, sunny South-Western exposure, miles long beautiful beaches are within minutes! Villa Happy Gator on Alligator Drive is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood. Shopping facilities are only 5 minutes away. Bikes for exploring the fantastic bike trails of Venice and Sarasota County are inclusive as well as High Speed internet, WiFi and a phone for free nationwide calls. Immediately after stepping in you feel welcome the spacious dining-/living area with open kitchen and breakfast bar, the vaulted ceilings, bright colors and the modern, beach style furnishings are appealing and inviting. The whole house is ti...

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  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • TV
  • Video Library
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bed Linens Provided
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Baby Gate
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Heated Pool
  • Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Children welcome
  • Snowbird & Monthly Stay Rental
  • Alarm Clock
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • CD Player
  • Child Highchair
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Freezer
  • Keyless Entry System
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Gas Grill
  • Terrace / Balcony

Location Info

Residential neighborhood - minutes to Gulf beaches.

South Venice is a bird's paradise. Relax at the pool and admire the colourful little guys in the bushes and trees around the pool.

Rates & Fees

Nightly rates range from $185.00 to $280.00

From To Minimum Stay Nightly Rate
2024-05-01 2024-11-30 5 nights $185.00
2024-12-01 2024-12-20 7 nights $200.00
2024-12-21 2025-01-03 14 nights $225.00
2025-01-04 2025-02-28 14 nights $280.00
2025-03-01 2025-03-31 30 nights $270.00
2025-04-01 2025-04-30 7 nights $225.00
2025-05-01 2025-11-30 5 nights $200.00


About Owner

Since more than 30 years we travel through the USA. I love this country with all its different people, landscapes and cultures. When I was in Florida for the first time, I was fascinated by the tropical nature with the wonderful flora and fauna. The southwestern gulf coast is my favorite area.

I am living in Frankfurt, Germany together with my family.


Check-In Time : 05:00 PM
Check-Out Time : 11:00 AM
  • Suitable for Children

General Policies

01. RENTAL AGREEMENT: Booking only valid with signment of rental agreement within 5 days (e-mail) and providing a copy of a valid picture ID. 02. PERSONS: Price is based on 2-3 persons – if not otherwise defined. Each additional person 15 USD + 13% tax. 03. MINIMUM AGE: 25 years 04. NONSMOKING 05. ABSOLUTELY NOT PETS AND ANIMALS 06. FINAL CLEANING: 180 USD, payable in cash at check-in if not otherwise defined - For stays longer than 4 weeks, intermediate cleaning - one for every 4 weeks - is mandatory 07. POWER: included up to 35 USD per week, additional usage will be deducted from security deposit. 08. POOLHEATER: optional, 90 USD/week – 200 USD/month, payable in cash at check-in  09. SECURITY DEPOSIT: 500 USD or more...

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House Rules

Residential neighborhood. No parties.

Terms & Conditions

Only guests named in the rental agreement may stay in the house - or as otherwise agreed with the owner.

Cancellation Policy

12. Cancellation Policy If THE RENTER cannot take the holiday as planned, he must notify THE OWNER as soon as possible to find a solution. Cancellations received 60 days or more prior to THE RENTER’s arrival date are refundable except for the reservation deposit. With any cancellation made less than 60 days to THE RENTER’s arrival date, all monies paid are non-refundable except for the cleaning fee and the security deposit. If a replacement guest can be found, its payment will be taken into account. A handling fee of 100$ will be deducted. The total calculation of a possible refund will take place after the initial rental period. There are NO REFUNDS for hurricanes, tropical storms or weather and environmental conditions, even ...

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(Based on 19 reviews)
- 05/12/2017 -

A Perfect Getaway!

"This was an absolutely perfect getaway--in absolutely every respect. The home is completely accommodating; thoughtfully welcoming, and with such attentiveness to the countless nuances of the household which could so easily be overlooked when traveling--there was not a single comfort or necessity we were without during our stay. Birgit and Uwe have provided a foothold to another world. The location is ideal--off the thoroughfare and close to both the wild and the civilized; a bike ride and a private ferry across the bay to an unspoiled idyllic gulf beach, and a minute by car to every domestic item and service South Venice Beach has to offer--and convenient to so many options to explore: a multitude of parks and natural areas and open spaces within minutes, as well as dining, nightlife, and shopping experiences close by in every direction. And we were so fortunate to have truly marvelous Florida weather during the week: moderate temperatures, minimal humidity, a mild cool breeze and frequent modest clouds, and perfectly clear skies--the visibility was astounding. And the pool! Wunderbar! Our time at the Villa Happy Gator is an experience that will stay with us."

Host Reply
Thank you so much for your kind words. It makes us happy that you enjoyed your stay. You have been a great guest, it was a pleasure to communicate.
- 05/02/2017 -

Perfect house for a relaxing vacation!

"What a beautiful home! The wonderful pool and patio are just steps from the great room. It was so convenient having a fully equipped kitchen, which gave us choices of eating in or out. The quiet neighborhood added to our relaxing stay."

Host Reply
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I am happy you had a great time.
- 03/31/2017 -

The property was awesome--brand new, tastefully furnished and very well equipped.

"This property is convenient to everything Venice has to offer. We often spent early mornings walking nearby beaches or riding bikes along the beautiful trails in Shamrock Park. Later we would return to relax around the lanai, swim in the pool, and grill dinner. We had a five star experience."

Host Reply
Thank you for the great review! I am so happy you liked your stay. You have been wonderful guests, so easy and friendly to communicate with. Was always a joy. And thank you for taking care so well for our Villa Happy Gator.
- 12/19/2016 -

Fantastic time

"Fantastic villa and location. Everything we expected and more. The villa is superb very new and lovely. Four huge smiles from us and our kids as we arrived!!! Says it all. Would love to go back."

Host Reply
Thank you P., for your great review. And thanks for being our guests. It was a pleasure to have you.
- 11/19/2016 -

Very nice property!

"We had a very nice stay in the Villa Happy Gator. The house was very clean and as described in the listing. The pool was simply gorgeous! Great place, very responsive owner. We would highly recommend this property!"

Host Reply
Thank you Sarah, for your wonderful review! Thanks for being our guests!
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