Luxury Florida Vacation Villa – Private Pool – On Golf Course

Are you looking for a beautiful vacation home in a quiet and relaxing gated community in southern Florida on the Gulf Coast; a home to enjoy for a month or more? We have just the place for you. Actually, we’d prefer to be living there ourselves, but our time is hopefully coming. This bright, spacious Sabal Trace Villa has 1500 sq ft of indoor living space with lovely 13 foot vaulted ceilings throughout, as well as ceiling fans and lots of mirrors. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has a double car garage. The large covered lanai outdoor lounge area boasts a stunning view of the golf course across your own salt water pool with waterfall. We have the 3rd bedroom arranged as a den, with a fold-down sofa-bed, so the house can sleep 7 people.

We have a local couple who will fully clean upon your departure, but you may also arrange with them separately to clean for you at anytime. Our guests thus far have come from USA, Canada, and England and have mostly been retired couples. However, this home has appeal for those of all ages.

Kitchen: The large kitchen with corian counters and solid maple cabinets has all new appliances: fridge (with ice dispenser), stove, dishwasher, microwave. It is fully equipped with cookware, utensils, etc.

Dining: The stylish dining room has seating for 6 and the seating can also be used with the kitchen’s breakfast counter.

Living Room: The living room has plush, comfortable seating for six and a 47 in LCD TV with cable and a blu-ray player

Master Bedroom Suite: The beautiful master bedroom has a luxurious king size bed with elite quality pillow top mattress. You’ll love sleeping here! There is a 32 in LCD TV. There is a huge walk-in closet for storage as well as another double (his/hers) clothing closet along the corridor to the luxurious en-suite bathroom. Corian counters, double sink, shower stall, huge mirrors, vaulted ceiling – wow! – you’ll love it.

2nd Bedroom: The 2nd bedroom boasts two double beds, each with comfortable high-quality “memory-foam” mattresses. There is a double closet. Very nice sleeping arrangement for children or lots of guests.

Den: The third bedroom has been made into the den and it has double doors, vaulted ceiling a comfortable fold-down bed and a computer desk where you can connect your computer or wi-fi device.

Other: 2nd full bathroom; laundry (washer, dryer); storage closet.

Exterior: Double garage; huge screened Lanai with sun-bathing area; lovely conversation set to relax and enjoy or sit by the salt water swimming pool.

Sabal Trace Community: This Gated Community has its own heated swimming pool, exercise room, and community room for meetings and events. Nearby is a public park with lighted tennis, beach volleyball, a children’s play park/structure, skateboard park, and a YMCA.

Location: This home is ideally located in Sarasota County about half-way between Sarasota and Fort Myers. The location provides convenient access to I-75 and Tamiami Trail. It’s an ideal location for numerous tourist sites or for reaching several beaches for swimming and leisurely drives.

Nearby Attractions: The house is about 20 minutes away from the beautiful Venice beach, located in the quaint, tourist-friendly town of Venice. Englewood beach is also close and at about 30 minutes away you can reach the famous Siesta Key beach to the north in Sarasota, Boca Grande beach to the south. Sixty minutes away is the renowned Sanibel Island – a wonderful afternoon trip. For baseball lovers, the Tampa Bay Rays’ spring training camp is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the villa in the Charlotte Sports Park. This home backs onto Sabal Trace Golf Course, which will be obened as Sabal Trace Valente, the only publically available replica golf course with 9 world famous golf holes. Also nearby is the lovely Heron Creek Golf & CC and Bobcat Trail courses. The summer-time rates are very attractive.

Convenience: Our Florida home is a beautiful, comfortable and well-equipped home-away-from-home for a couple or a family that wants a relaxing, trouble free time away from the hustle and bustle. Still, we are two minutes from the main strip – Tamiami Trail – that has all the stores and services and activity you need. Fast-food, restaurants and shopping are all just two minutes away! There are several grocery stores within 2 miles, including Publix, Walmart, and Winn-Dixie. The public library is close by and so is a bike rental shop. There are churches in every direction.


Catering to the needs of our guests, our Sabal Trace Villa offers these amenities to make your stay with us more comfortable:

 ·  2 Bedrooms:  Master – King; 2nd Bedroom:  2 x Doubles

·   2 Full Bathrooms, Including Luxurious Master en-suite with walk-in closet

·   Sleeps 7 Comfortably; Complete with Linens

·     47″ HDTV In Living Room; Cable included; Blu-ray DVD Player

·   32″ LCD TV in Master Bedroom

·   Fully Equipped Kitchen (major and minor appliances, cooking utensils)

·   Full Size Laundry

·   Private Salt Water Pool, Waterfall, Solar Heating & Blanket

·   Weekly Pool Care

·   Removable Children’s Safety Fence Around Pool

·     Quiet Gated Residential Community Setting

·     Sabal Trace Community Heated Pool and Exercise Room

·     Community Tennis Courts & Children’s Play Park nearby

·     Covered Patio Furnished with Conversation Table, Seating for 4

·     Weber Genesis Gas BBQ

·     Free Unlimited Wireless Internet (super fast fibre optic); Computer in Den

·     Free Unlimited Long Distance Calls to US, Canada

·     Smoke-free and Pet-free Home


Rates for our Luxury Sabal Trace Villa

 January to March:  $3600/month
 April to May:  $2800/month
 June to September:  $2100/month
 October to December:  $2800/month

One-time cleaning fee:  $125

Multiple month rates negotiable.  Please add 12% Tax to all rates above that are less than 6 months duration. (Florida Sales & Use; Sarasota County Tax)

$500 Security Deposit – Refundable After Departure and Inspection.

Everything else is included:  Utilities, Telephone, Long Distance calling, Wireless Internet, weekly pool care. 

Six month rental special:  Rent for any six months for $14,000 (taxes included)



Sabal Trace Villa – Outside (click any picture to view slide-show)

Sabal Trace Villa – Inside (click any picture to view slide-show)


It’s been our third stay at this magnificent villa and WE ARE LOVING IT!

Irina (Bloomingdale, IL) June 2015

It’s been our third time coming to this great vacation villa and it felt like coming home:) This house has everything you might need for a perfect vacation: clean and cozy atmosphere of the house with stylish furniture, pool with comfortable patio furniture, fully equipped kitchen and stocked pantry, washer and dryer, fast speed internet and a perfect location. This property is only 10 minutes away from the famous and super healing waters of The Warm Mineral Springs, 5 minutes to the local park with tennis courts and volleyball and 15 minutes away from the Venice Beach. The owners of the property are very attentive to the guests needs and questions. We felt really special and welcomed when we received a complimentary wine upon our arrival. I would recommend this house to all of my friends and relatives and we would love to come back next year. Thank you.

We are Coming Back – this is a 10!

John & Deb (Manitoulin Island, Ontario) January 2013

We spend a lovely six weeks at Greg & Melanie’s Sable Trace villa, from mid-November to the end of December 2012. The villa is tastefully decorated in the best Home and Garden tradition. We especially loved sitting in the lanai in the morning and evenings, having our coffee, looking down the golf course. The way the light hit the trees, gave you the feeling of being on the Serengeti Plain.  The villa itself has a nice feng shui feeling about it. No matter what entrance you use, the place gives you a big hug when you enter the door. The master bedroom and bath are big and well appointed, from the comfy king size bed, to the lovely glass shower and two sinks.  When our friends came for a visit, they said the guest beds were equally as comfortable, with easy access to the bathroom right across the hall. The vaulted ceilings and the neutral colored walls make the whole place feel very spacious. An added bonus is the swimming pool in the lanai with its water feature coming on at 10 in the morning. It made us feel like we were in a spa. North Port is centrally located, close to Port Charlotte, Venice and their beach and Manasota Key and the wonderful beaches there. If you go to Blind Pass or Manasota Beach Pavilion the parking is free. All the beaches have sharks’ teeth if you look for them.  All in all, it was a 10 out of 10 experience and we would definitely stay there again!

Just Right!

Linn B (Washington, PA) October 2015

I want to thank you for providing an wonderful experience for my wife and I with our stay at your villa in North Port. Is was more than advertised and more than we expected. The villa was excellent in accommodations and had everything you would need for an extended stay. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I would highly recommend your villa to all. Thanks again for providing an enjoyable vacation of us.

Wonderful Winter Golf Escape!

Judy (Virginia) February 2011

This was by far the best equipped vacation rental we have ever seen. It is beautifully decorated and comfortable, and the place was immaculate when we arrived. The caretaker couple was available for cleaning, at a reasonable cost, during our visit. The owner was always available by phone or email, if I had any questions, since I am technologically challenged at operating electronic equipment. The view of the golf course from the lanai is superb, especially at sunset. Loved watching the different birds. We had great weather, 70s most of the time – a little chilly for swimming, but perfect for golf. We took a 3 mile walk each evening around the lovely neighborhood. We took in the Venice Arts & Craft Fair, visited the Ringling Museum & Mansion in Sarasota, lighthouse at Boca Grande, and explored Punta Gorda, Fort Meyers, & Naples. There are lots of nearby, inexpensive restaurants, and convenient shopping for anything you might need. Just the greatest 6 weeks ever!


Laurie (Virgin Islands) December 2011

I have rented many properties in North America and Europe though VRBO and this property was by far the best! It is nicely decorated and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need. Venice beach is close and there is a well-known beach bar there called Sharkys where you can go to watch the sunset and search for sharks’ teeth. Thank you so much Greg!

A Perfect Getaway

Ron & Sharon (Eagle River, WI), April 2011

My husband and I rented this home for the month of April.  The home is extremely clean and has everything you could possibly need.  We used the pool every day and enjoyed the sunshine.  The neighbourhood is very quiet and great for walks.  We highly recommend this home and would definitely rent from Greg & Melanie again. 

A Wonderful Month at Sabal Trace 2

Pete and Ellie (Maine), April 2010

My wife and I are pleased to recommend this villa to anyone staying in the North Port area.  The unity was exceptionally clean, very comfortable, and well appointed.  The private pool was a joy and the gated community quiet and the neighbours friendly.  Sight-seeing was convenient, especially to Venice, Port Charlotte and the many beaches.  Being able to return to your own villa and private pool at the end of the day was especially nice.  The photos in the listing are accurate.  If anything, the villa exceeds what you see in the photos.  The owners were very helpful and easy to deal with.  When we return to Florida this will be at the top of our list. 

A Perfect Gem

Steve and Susan (Ottawa, ON), June 8, 2010

We loved staying here. Beautifully furnished and decorated, we were very comfortable with everything we needed. Quiet neighbourhood with friendly people. We experienced some cool weather so the community’s heated pool was great! “Hurray!”, the kids say – a plethora of beaches to explore, with picnic basket in tow. So many fantastic beaches!! We aren’t big shoppers but we did enjoy some interesting stories in nearby cities. Thanks Greg and Melanie for an outstanding home-away-from home!

Thank You!

Sharon (Boston, MA) December 2010

Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your home!  It is lovely, truly enjoyed the layout of the villa.  You and your wife have made it a very comfortable home for anyone staying there, especially for me and my family.  Wish we were still there!

We are Throughly Enjoying your Home!

Mike & Pat (England), October 26, 2010

All is fine here and we have been using the pool. It is sooooooooooooo hot! and we have just played golf and come back like two work out sponges.  Nice cool dip and now some nice cool wine.  We are thoroughly enjoying your home and going to the Halloween party in the clubhouse next Sunday.