Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Venice

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Venice. This city's biking, sporting events and horseback riding draw many visitors. Venice Beach and Siesta Key Public Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Venice

Are you searching for things to do in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Venice for its biking and shark viewing opportunities. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Venice a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Jacaranda West Country Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Sarasota National Golf Course (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Snook Haven Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Serenoa Golf Club (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Venice

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Venice

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Venice is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Venice Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Centennial Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Venetian Waterway Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • North Jetty Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Brohard Paw Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Venice

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 21 mi (33.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), which is 30.3 mi (48.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Venice?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,409 house rentals around Venice. From 1,707 Houses to 1,098 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Venice is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Venice?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Venice:

  • Gran Paradiso: 67 vacation rentals
  • Golden Beach: 121 vacation rentals
  • Venice Isle Estates: 21 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 45 vacation rentals
  • Pinebrook South: 21 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Venice?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Venice. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sarasota National Golf Course: 4,364 home rentals
  • Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club: 5,766 home rentals
  • Brohard Paw Park: 5,648 home rentals
  • Venice Train Depot: 5,688 home rentals
  • Woodmere Park: 5,548 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Venice listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Venice?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,707 Houses in Venice. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Venice include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,098 lodging choices
  • Villas: 356 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 111 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Venice?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,332 vacation homes with pool available in Venice.

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