A Taste of Paradise

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

Rates, Availability & Booking

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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A Taste of Paradise Rental Rates











Lower rates are available for the fall months, and for bookings of 3 weeks or more.  Please ask for details.

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Booking Form

To download a Booking form in Adobe pdf format please click here.

Booking Terms & Conditions

1.  Reservations

Bookings can be made by phone or e-mail, but dates cannot be fully guaranteed until the booking form has been received together with the required deposit.

2.  Booking Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of $200 per week/part week is required with the signed booking form.

3. Security Deposit

A security deposit of $400 is required with the final balance.  This is to cover possible damage, breakages or excessive cleaning costs above that normally required in connection with the occupancy.  The security deposit will normally be refunded within 3 weeks, once the villa has been vacated, and confirmation has been received from our management company that the property has been left in good order.

Failure to adhere to the following points can result in full or partial retention of this deposit.

a) Problems, missing or damaged items must be reported to the management company within the first 48 hours after arrival.

b) The villa is rented as a family vacation residence – it is not to be used for entertainment purposes.  This does not mean that birthdays, anniversaries etc cannot be celebrated in the villa, but that any form of large scale catering involving visitors over and above the named guests is not permitted – i.e. wedding receptions.  If you are in any doubt as to whether your celebration plans will be covered, just ask the owner and make sure any agreement is in writing.

c) The villa should be left in ‘as-found’ condition.  This does not mean you are expected to do the work of the cleaning staff, simply following the rules of basic hygiene, especially in relation to food scraps and kitchen surfaces, and the removal of trash on a regular basis.  We respectfully request that our guests strip all beds and start the washer and dryer cycles before they depart.

4. Balance of rental

The balance of the rental amount together with the security deposit and cost of any extra items is due 8 weeks prior to the arrival date.  Failure to make this payment on time may be regarded as a cancellation.

5.  Cancellations

A cancellation must be made in writing by the person who signed the booking form.  No refunds are payable for a cancellation which occurs after the final balance has been paid. (Whilst we will make every effort to re-let the villa if you should have to cancel, any refund is entirely at the discretion of the owner) Changes to booking dates incur no fee, but are only valid if confirmed in writing by the owner.

6. Force Majeure

The owners of the property, their servants or agents, accept no liability to pay compensation in respect of any loss, damage or changes arising from unforeseeable circumstances beyond their control, including (but not limited to) war, riots, civil strife, floods, closure of airports, adverse weather conditions or loss of mains services.

7.  Liability

You are advised that you are occupying a private villa, and therefore are responsible for your own safety in respect of any loss, personal accidents or damages sustained by you or any members of your party during your stay.  It is the guests’ responsibility to ensure that they have adequate holiday insurance to cover personal injury/accidents/damage.*  No claims whatsoever will be accepted by the owners of the villa or their agents.  The owners, their servants or agents, accept no liability for loss of mains services or of any actions taken in the vicinity of the property by any authority or third party beyond their control.

8. Pool

Guests using the pool or its surrounding areas do so at their own risk.  Children are required to be supervised at all times when using the pool or on the pool deck area.  A pool safety fence is supplied, and it is the responsibility of each guest to ensure this is in place. The owners, their servants or agents accept no responsibility for any loss or personal injury incurred from using the pool or its surrounding areas.

9.  Arrival/Departure times

Please note checking in time must be after 4.00pm.  Please check out no later than 10.30am on your departure date.  These times can only be altered with written permission from the owner.

 For Health & Safety reasons cleaning staff will not work while there are guests in the villa.  If you do not adhere to the above arrival and departure times, the cleaning staff may be unable to complete the inspection of the villa.  This could result in you becoming liable for damage/loss caused by other guests.

*We would strongly recommend that you take out a Travel Insurance Policy, which includes cancellation and curtailment expenses for both accommodation and flights/car rental.

Payment Options

We offer a variety of Payment options when making a booking and you are free to choose the method you prefer.

1.  Personal Cheque, made payable to S Storr can be posted along with a completed Booking Form

       (please ask for address details)

2.  PayPal

3.  Bank Transfer

In all cases the payment method must be agreed with us before proceeding.

1.  Personal Cheques can be mailed directly to the address on the Booking Form

2.  We will send you a PayPal invoice by e-mail.  Instructions for paying will accompany the invoice

3.  We will send you our Bank Details on request

Full details of our policy regarding cancellation, refunds and deposits can be found in our Terms & Conditions above.

Contact Details

To request a brochure and/or to book A Taste of Paradise please contact Sandy via:

Email: beachvilla@hotmail.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 920 0714