A Taste of Paradise

.....in South Venice.....just a short walk away from Manasota Beach.....

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A Taste of Paradise

Exclusive home set in half an acre, surrounded by conservation and only a very short walk from Manasota Beach, West Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico.



Phone from UK:   

0115 920 0714

Phone from US:   

011 44 115 920 0714

Rest of World:     

+44 115 920 0714

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Guest Testimonials

We are delighted that our guests find A Taste of Paradise so much to their liking and are pleased to share some of their comments here with you.

"We rented this villa from Sandy for the first 2 weeks in September 2007. This was the seventh time in 12 years that we had travelled out to Florida so we knew the area quite well, and we do love the beach at Manasota Key so we are a bit biased about the location. This property is absolutely wonderful, the photographs that are posted do not do justice to the house, it is beautiful. Sandy has taken a lot of care and spared no expense in furnishing and equipping the property , everything in the house was spotlessly clean. There was absolutely nothing about this rental that in anyway disappointed any of our party. This is not just a rental property, this an M&S rental property (to borrow a catch phrase!).

The beaches at Englewood and Manasota Key are out of this world, particularly as the sun goes down. There are numerous restaurants, we found a great Thai in a block of shops at the US 41 fork going north, but there are loads within a few miles.

The funny thing is writing this has made me want to go back this year... my advice to anyone is if you are considering renting this property and it is available then book it, you will love it !"

"We recently stayed at this villa for 3wks and it is by far the best villa we have ever rented. The standard of decor and cleanliness is excellent, Sandy has thought of everything to make guests feel very welcome. The management is very organised while still retaining that little personal touch. The oversized lanai and pool area proved invaluable for our son, he really appreciated all the pool and beach toys. The bicycles were also a pleasant surprise. All in all, we had everything we could have ever wanted (and more!) The location couldn't be better, it took us only 3 mins to cycle to the fabulous child friendly beach and there were lots of shops and restaurants nearby. One of our highlights of the holiday was taking part in the turtle watch and seeing these tiny creatures being released into the ocean. Thank you for sharing your fabulous villa with us."

I agree with all the comments already made. We stayed one week with our 2 21 year olds in a villa in Orlando and were very happy. Then we went to the Storrs and were overwhelmed. What a beautiful setting and the villa is so comprehensively equipped. The pool area is superb and we spent much time relaxing on the loungers watching the eagles circling overhead and the wild tortoises walking slowly through the yard. The nearby beach was beautiful and so quiet. Again we relaxed and watched the pelicans flying by and shared many a glass of wine watching the sunset. The ultimate relaxing vacation for us and the kids appreciated the giant TV and all the pool toys. We can't wait to go back. For at least 2 weeks this time. We were having such a good time we didn't get a chance to visit all the other attractions this time. Yes it did rain some days but in no way did this detract from the holiday. Usually all over in 15 mins or so.

What a marvelous holiday in a superb villa in a tranquil setting and yet close to all amenities and services. Having enjoyed many holidays in the USA it is easy to become blase about the quality of American homes. This villa surpassed all of my high expectations. I could wax lyrical, but suffice to say I shall be returning again and again.

Peace and relaxation must best describe this beautiful villa and its wonderful surroundings. In the boom of estate after estate of villas how refreshing it was to find one so unique and tucked away like a little bit of paradise. The Storrs had it equipped with everything you could need and the second sitting room gives everyone space. The pool is outstanding and the loungers the most comfortable I had ever encountered. (As my gentle snoring showed most afternoons) The area is quiet and not over done but has easy access to tourist sites. Despite terror alerts we were able to come back fully charged and ready for British weather. If you want a nice night out the Gulf Grill at the Englewood end of the key is very good.

My family had a wonderful stay at your Villa, and we are looking forward to a return visit. The Villa was very spacious, comfortable, and welcoming. It allowed us to feel "at home" and to relax. The kitchen was well equipped, and everything needed for an enjoyable stay was provided. The pool at the Villa was wonderful, with none of the eye irritation commonly found with other water treatment systems (even after swimming as many as 7 times in one day!). The trip highlights included visits to the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, finding fossilized sharks teeth at Manasota beach, seeing alligators at Myakka state park, and great Mexican food at Compadres a few miles south in Englewood. After several years of trips to the western U.S. for "adventure" vacations, this was intended to be a "relaxing" vacation for my wife and it met or exceeded her expectations in every way. Thank you for opening this wonderful Villa up to us.

We holidayed at your villa with our friends and we had a fantastic time and a really restful holiday the location was great. This was our 2nd visit to the area but your villa is top notch we will certainly be recommending to others and who knows hopefully will visit again ourselves before long.

Our stay at this villa was extremely relaxing. The Storrs have thought of everything when planning the layout and equipment to provide in the villa. The location is perfect as it is only a short walk or cycle ride to the beach, the best location we have found in four visits to the Gulf Coast. I thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone especially those looking to see what else Florida has to offer other than Disney.