“Exchanging homes with Victoria and JD was an absolute joy. Communication was always very pleasant and went smooth as well as quick. We (family with 1 teenage daughter) met each other briefly at the airport which confirmed our expectations that this is a reliable, professional and very gracious couple. Their home in Venice, Florida is lovely. clean and beautifully decorated. We fondly remember enjoying our morning coffee or evening wine around the pool. Victoria left us some delicious goodies to enjoy and handy instructions and tips about the area. She put us in touch with their friends, which was very enjoyable. Needless to say, we enjoyed every single day of our 2 week exchange in April/May 2019 with Victoria and JD from Venice, Florida! The location of their home is a good base to discover the Gulf coast of Florida, the nearby cities of Sarasota and Tampa, museums such as the Ringling and Ford and Edison winter estates as well as some national parks as the Oscar Scherer (great for canoeing), the Myakka River Park and the Babcock Reserve. Of course the countless white beaches are a big part of the attraction. We enjoyed the beaches of Boca Grande Island, Nokomis Beach and Anna Maria Island the best. Upon coming home, we found our own home to be spotless and well restocked beyond necessity. We can thoroughly recommend an exchange with this wonderful and caring couple! Thank you Victoria and JD for the opportunity to stay in your lovely home. ”
Victoria's reviewsAs a host (3)
“A wonderful exchange, a wonderful people, a beautiful house, a big Florida... A beautiful trip... Thank you Very much Victoria and jd! ”
“What a WONDERFUL exchange ! Victoria and JD’s house is beautiful, very clean and comfortable. Their area is calm and relaxing. Our stay in their house has been perfect and very pleasant. We met them when they arrived in Paris and spent some hours with them. They are very kind and attentive persons. We are pleased to met such nice persons. Thank you Victoria and JD for these perfect vacations in Florida and for your kindness. Thank you for all ! We keep in touch friends. Coralie, Guillaume, Kim and Théo ”
Where is it?
Our neighborhood, a small community of spacious homes, is woven around three ponds. The charming center of town of Venice, FL (shops, restaurants, bistros, bakeries, wine bars, parks and coffeehouses) is 3.5 miles from our front door. A Venice video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qv8BaWKcW4
From downtown Venice, 1 more mile (great walk under shady jacaranda, banyan and live oak) takes you to never crowded Venice Beach with its many miles of walkable white sand and the endless turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico. Morning drop-in yoga classes on the beach are every day! Venice has many miles of bicycle paths along the Gulf and the Intercoastal Waterway. The neighboring larger town of Sarasota (0.3 hour drive) offers more restaurants, shopping, art galleries, museums, music venues and more beaches. Our town of Venice is centrally located for touring Florida: Tampa (1.5 hours driving), Naples (1.5 hrs), Disney World (2 hrs), Miami (3 hrs), Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral (3 hrs), and Key West (6 hrs).