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.


Do You Like Farmer’s Markets? Visit Venice Florida!


Every Saturday Morning, local Farmers, Fisherman, Craftsmen, Bakers, Artists and others gather at the Venice Farmer’s Market located in the heart of historic downtown Venice, Florida. Get the best fresh seasonal Florida fruits and vegetables directly from the Venice area farms.

Located at 200 W Tampa Ave Venice, FL
8 – 12 am each Saturday
Parking is free



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Historic Village of Boca Grande has natural beauty and Old Florida charm

Boca Grande Florida


How about a trip into the Florida of yesteryear? Cross the 3 bridges of the Boca Grande Causeway, just  30 minutes south of Villa Happy Gator and step into a piece of paradise. A historic district with charming old houses, a lighthouse with a small museum and miles of pristine beaches will make your trip unforgettable. Read more here.

Boca Gande Lighthouse

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Alligator Creek Trail in Venice – perfect for an afternoon walk

Trail on Alligator Creek Venice

This beautiful trail starting at Woodmere Park in Venice is a hidden gem. Enjoy the silence and solitude when walking along the creek surrounded by lush vegetation. I love the afternoon hours when the trail itself is getting shady and the colors intense.


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Healthy Eating in Venice

Cafe Evergreen Healthy Eating

When you look for a place to eat healthy and declicous, check Café Evergreen in Nokomis just North of Venice.

Their personal philosophy is to be a leader in healthy foods and drinks that are fresh, great tasting and unique. They take things that people like and give them a healthier option while all the time maintaining quality and great taste… some examples – people love French fries, their healthy version is baked sweet potato fries.

Their food at the café is more vibrant and colorful because it is FRESH! When you use fresh ingredients there is always a taste difference!

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