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Entire bungalow hosted by Betsy
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the bungalow to yourself.
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Beautifully remodeled jungle bungalow centrally located in Venice on the peaceful Myakka River at the amenity packed Rambler’s Rest resort. Access all of the best beaches in Sarasota county with a short drive to Siesta Key, Boca Grande, Venice Beach, Longboat Key, etc... Enjoy the meticulous grounds and gardens around this stylish abode, which features a warm outdoor shower, a funky little screen house, fire/conversation pit, Zen Deck and more.

The space
This place is designed to deliver comfort and functionality in style. Drive in to your own private, tropical oasis in a resort setting, where you can spread out, and socially distance to your hearts content. Enjoy the tropical atmosphere of the Myakka (we are just a few miles down the road from where they filmed one of the original Tarzan shows!). Take a warm, outdoor shower as you relax in your private backyard spa. Light a fire in the fire pit. Meander through your private butterfly garden surrounding the house and discover one of the hidden conversation nooks, sprinkled throughout the property, perfect for contemplating life and taking in the lush jungle scene.
Come inside, entering into the lanai - a flexible space outfitted with two separate work tables, two daybeds that pull out into king sized beds, as well as extra storage and a washing machine so you’ll feel right at home. The lanai serves as a natural second bedroom, and can be further enclosed via a room divider and blackout curtains for additional privacy... It’s the perfect spot for reading, sleeping, working, or playing the acoustic guitar (hanging right there on the wall).
Next, enter the main living space, which is furnished with a comfortable couch and two cool chairs with a smart tv and beautiful view of plants and trees. Enjoy coffee at the breakfast bar, or have a seat at the sleek tulip table while meals are prepared (and wine is poured?) in the adjacent chefs kitchen, which has a gas stove, new appliances, and new ceramic pans for your cooking pleasure.
Walk down the hall (where you’ll find extra linens and plenty of storage) and see the bathroom to your left, with a clean bath and shower, more storage, nice lighting and mirror. Finally, come to rest in the main bedroom, with a comfortable queen size bed, a good sized closet, and several windows inviting in the green of the plants all around you.

The house is located on a quiet, dead end street, with the resort clubhouse just one block away. Enjoy the many shared amenities, including shared pool and hot tub, fitness center, fishing with boat dock & ramp, tennis and pickle ball courts, billiards, biking, additional laundry facilities, grills, playground & kids water park!

We have turned this place into our jungle dream house... we love it here and we hope you will too!

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 king beds


Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews



Venice, Florida, United States

We are located in Rambler’s Rest, which buttes right up against the 100s of miles of preserved wild land of the Myakka River State Park. Less than 10 miles to the nearest Gulf beach (Venice Beach - the ‘shark tooth capital of the world’), less than 20 miles to Siesta Key, Sarasota, and more.
Florida is known for its water and springs, but there is only one natural warm springs, and it’s 5 minutes down the road from us. Renowned for its healing properties, and rumored to be the actual location of the ‘fountain of youth’ that explorers were seeking, it’s definitely worth a trip!

Hosted by Betsy

Joined in June 2014
  • 14 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I live in the Sarasota, Florida area and love it here with the beautiful beaches and rivers. I enjoy being a host and a guest as I use Airbnb while traveling.
  • Henry
During your stay
You will have the space to yourselves, but we are right in Siesta Key, and are happy to help with any local recommendations, or grab a drink at one of the local outdoor spots if you find yourselves up on the Key!
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Cancellation policy