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Aristakat Charters – Professional Dive Charter

Hunt for the Shark & Megalodon teeth. Captain James specializes in Boneyard dives and customers rave about the experience. Check out his website Sharks teeth dive video.

Aqua Rush Diving

Scuba Diving Instruction and Dive Trips in the Sarasota / Venice.

Venice Parasailing

Parasailing in Venice. A short trip to the Gulf for your aerial adventure. Experienced company and great prices. Also Sunset and Dolphin tours. 941-961-2041

Sarasota Kayak Tours

Guided tours and Kayak Rentals let you see Florida Nature up close. Don’t miss the boat, call us now!!!

Capt. Dave Pinkham’s Legacy Deep Sea Charter Fishing

Docked at Crow’s Nest Marina Restaurant Venice FL – 941 473-4603

Venice Little Theatre

Venice Little Theatre is a not-for-profit community theatre.

Siesta Key Parasailing

Reputable Parasailing company in multiple locations. Only a 20 minute drive, Very nice boats and a scenic ride on Sarasota bay to open water. Give them a call for a reservation. 941-586-1972

Easy Kayaking: Lessons and Tours

Specialize in short, fun, informative and affordable kayak tours. Located in Venice. (941)-960-5505

Mote Marine Aquarium

Dolphin, manatee, sea turtles and local Gulf sea life. Includes a great hands on kids display for handling crab, sea rays, sea urchin and other creatures. Kids get in free with an A in science, bring your report card.

Playing Hookey Fishing Charters

Inshore and Near-shore Fishing. King fish, mackerel, red-fish, snook, trout, Sheep’s Head and others.

Venice Street Legal — Golf Cart Rental

Venice Street Legal offers Eco-Friendly alternative transportation on the Island of Venice. WAVE & RIDE; it s FREE in The Central Business District / tips are greatly appreciated! Our Shuttle program is supported through local merchants advertising. If you need transportation to other locations on the island, we offer a Pay Per Ride service. The vehicle seats five passengers. 941-882-3944

Airports closest to Venice Beach Villas

Venice Municipal Airport – 5 minute Drive

Charter services, Aircraft sales & management, First-class catering, Internet Access, Lounge, Snooze Room, Crew Showers, Conference Room, Ground Transportation, After Hours Fuel Service

Punta Gorda / Port Charlotte Airport – 45 Minute Drive

Airlines include AllegiantAir & Vision Airlines. Website show direct flight form several areas in the Midwest and North East

Sarasota / Bradenton International Airport – 30 minute Drive

In Sarasota, located on University Ave. 6 miles from Interstate 75. This airport is easy to access, park and get in and out quickly. Least traffic is to take Interstate 75 to Venice, Highway 41 can get a lot of traffic at times. The following cities are served with non-stop flights this airport: Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington D.C., Charlotte, Chicago Mid-way, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New York/Newark, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Toronto. CanJet provides non-stop charter service from Toronto and Ottawa usually from Mid-November to April. Also, domestic charter service has been available from Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Denver, and Memphis. Please note some cities are only served between November and May, check with the airlines. AirTran recently announced they are adding several new cities in the fall of 2005

St Petersburg / Clearwater International Airport – 1 hour drive

In St. Petersburg, located just off Interstate 275. This airport is easy to access, park and get in and out quickly. Traffic is typically a lot less than Tampa airport. The following cities are served with non-stop flights this airport: Allentown, Chicago (O’Hare), Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Gary, Halifax (Nova Scotia), Hamilton (Ontario), Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rockford, St. John’s (Newfoundland), St. Louis, Portsmouth, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) – 1 hour and 15 minute drive

In Fort Myers, located at Interstate 75. This airport is easy to access, park and get in and out quickly. Traffic should not be a problem most all times. The following cities are served with non-stop flights this airport: Atlanta, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago-Midway, Chicago-O’Hare, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Key West, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Montreal, Munich, New York-JFK, New York-Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Richmond, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto, Washington DC-Dulles, Washington DC-National See this link for air lines & phone numbers

Tampa International Airport – 1 hour and 15 minute drive

In Tampa, located just off Interstate 275. This airport is large, it is well organized and moves people around well, but certainly takes a little longer than the other airports listed. Traffic can sometimes be bad. It is usually best to take Interstate 275 south then to Interstate 75 and on to Venice. This airport serves a lot of cities and has good flight deals. It has nonstop daily service to more than 126 national and international destinations.

Car Rental


Venice location has a special for rentals cars, all sizes for about $ 20 per day until the end of May 2012. You need to mention Venice Beach Villas to get the rate. 941-485-2774

Community Sites & Newspapers

Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Sarasota Florida Area offers offers exciting festival events, concerts and cultural events.

Venice Chamber Commerce

Venice Main Street

Visit the Island Avenues of Downtown Venice Main Street and browse through dozens of shops, enjoy sidewalk dining, outdoor concerts and events.

Calendar for World Religions

Resource for global understanding and good business

Venice Florida Home Page

Excellent Highlights of the Venice Area, including real estate, builders and other local links.

Venice Florida – “The Sharks Tooth Capital of the World”

Great Website with informative links for Hunting for Sharks Teeth, Community and Site Seeing. Including Sharks teeth pictures, scuba info, Venice Parks and great area destination information.


Tampa International Airport to Venice Beach Villas

Port Charlotte / North Port to Venice Beach Villas

Venice Municipal Airport to Venice Beach Villas

Sarasota / Bradenton Airport to Venice Beach Villas

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) to Venice Beach Villas

St Petersburg /Clearwater Airport to Venice Beach Villas

Golf Course Information

Jacaranda West Country Club

Golf Club at Capri Isles, Calusa Lakes Golf Club, and Waterford Golf Club

Three (3) semi-private championship courses offer, in total, 63 strong holes with a great variety of play. All surrounded by beautiful new home communities. Venice Beach Villas can get course discounts and last minute tee times, please call.

Mission Valley Country Club

Heron Creek Golf & Country Club

Lake Venice Golf Club

Public course, 27 holes on the Island, close to Venice Beach Villas just a 3-5 minute Drive.

Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

Venice Golf & Country Club #1

Local Restaurants in or close to Venice

Saltwater Cafe

A melting pot for all flavors where nothing is left out.” Classic European cuisine to traditional Asian cooking styles, a touch of Caribbean and plenty of Seafood from Beluga Caviar to Alaskan King Crab to Chilean Sea Bass. Proud of being honored and recognized 6 years in a row by the Wine Spectator and others for our excellence, we would prefer for you to come and judge yourself ! check web for details.

Sharky’s on the Pier

The only Restaurant on the Beach – Lunch – Dinner – Live Music

Cafe Venice

Enjoy casual fine dining walking distance to our Villas in Historic Downtown Venice. Lunch and Dinner Hours and Reservations Accepted-wine list moderate to extensive.

Crows Nest – Water Front Dinning, Tavern and Marina

Panoramic view of the Intercoastal Waterway – Just inside the Venice Inlet you will find the Crow’s Nest Restaurant & Tavern. The Tavern features a nice casual, cozy atmousphere serving food and live entertainment. The upstairs resturant is upscale featuring award winning “Best Seafood,” “Best View,” “Best Romantic Restaurant,” “Best Raw Bar,” “Best Power Lunch,” “Best Martini,” and “Best Waterfront Restaurant” by the Sarasota Tribune. A must on your visit to Venice.

Real Estate Companies – Venice

Venice Shores Realty-Venice, Florida

Venice Shores Realty has the local knowledge and expertise to find you the best property at the best price.  Call us today at 941-488-6644.

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