Where to eat around Venice: Waterfront dining at Pop’s Sunset Grill

Pops Sunset Grill Nokomis

Pop’s Sunset Grill in Nokomis is THE place to take your friends and family for a taste of Old Florida. It has become one of Western Florida’s favorite landmark over the past 30 years. Guests love the casual atmosphere and fresh local fare.

Have a Cesar’s Salad or some bay scallops while enjoying the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway and the fabulous natural wildlife. Sip a delicious cocktail with the scenic view of boats and ships sailing by. Mostly at weekends, they offer some of the best live local entertainment in the Venice and Nokomis area. Be sure to check the calendar!

All of their items are prepared fresh in their kitchen daily. If you have any questions regarding ingredients and would like to modify your meal for dietary, allergy or some other reason, ask the friendly staff. They will do their best to accommodate your request or assist you with alternate menu suggestions.

Please visit the website popssunsetgrill.net for opening hours, events and menu.

Golf in Venice Florida – Waterford Golf Club is a Terrific Experience

Golf in Venice Florida

You want to enjoy a terrific golf experience while spending your vacation in Venice?

Waterford Golf Club is a top rated semi-private Venice golf course within two beautiful upscale home developments. It offers distinct picturesque qualities with abundant natural landscape and wildlife.

Each of the 27 holes have unique features and a combination of rolling fairways, undulating greens, hazards and water in play to challenge all golfers. There are no holes contiguous to each other. Play any combination of the Turnberry, Gleneagles, or Sawgrass courses and enjoy the improvement of your golf skills.

The Club restaurant is a great choice whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a full meal. Be sure, you will get something delicious. It is open Monday – Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and occasional dinners. They are also available for banquets and outings.

Waterford Golf Club Features are:

  • – Full driving range
  •  – Putting green
  •  – Electric carts
  •  – Pull Carts
  •  – M/L rental clubs (premium sets available)
  •  – Full pro shop

For more info like directions, booking Tee Times or reserving lessons please go to their website GolfinVenice.

Waterford Golf Club is only a short drive from your vacation home Villa Happy Gator. Read more about Golf in Venice on our page “This and That”.

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Rothenbach Park in Sarasota – only ½ hour from Venice Florida

Rothenbach Park Sarasota

This beautiful community park with about five miles of paved recreational trails that are perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling is only a short 30 minutes drive away from our lovely pool vacation home Villa Happy Gator in Venice (VillaHappyGator.com).

2 playground areas are very much loved by the little ones. Runners, walkers and bikers enjoy 2 loop trails around a lake through tropical vegetation. You will see a lot of wildlife, even an alligator lives in the lake.

Rothenbach Park was built on an old county dump and is a true example of “recreational recycling”.

Address: 8650 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34241

Our Piece of Paradise in South Venice – The “Private Beach”

Villa Happy Gator - Private Beach

Come and visit our piece of paradise! 3 miles of pristine beaches, natural landscape, and quiet surroundings are waiting for you. Take a walk along the beach shoreline, look for some shells or find some of the world famous fossil shark teeth. Refresh yourself in the clear blue ocean, maybe do some snorkeling or paddling or simply sit at the beach and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this unspoilt piece of nature.

It is a great feeling. Once you walk across the boardwalk from the ferry dock to the “private beach”, you are in a different world.

The pass for the private ferry, that starts only 3 minutes away from your vacation home, is provided for free to our guests.