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River's Edge Retreat

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Venice, FL

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

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    Yes

Please make sure that your bio and profile pic are completed before requesting a stay. Enjoy a bit of old Florida. We live on an acre in a rural area that is close to I-75 and depending on the wind/weather you may hear some traffic noise. Our neighborhood is surrounded by county owned preserves that lend to biking, hiking, and scenic walks. Ideal for nature lovers and those that want a break from the city life. We have a small canal at the back of our property that flows into the wild and scenic Myakka River. As with all bodies of water in Florida, we see alligators from time to time. If you are traveling with pets, they need to be leashed while outdoors. This location may not be suitable for small children due to wildlife and water access. Suggested Local Attractions: We are 15 minutes from Historic downtown Venice and three beaches, Casperson, Venice, and Nokomis. The Legacy bike trail is within biking or driving distance. There are many restaurants to choose from and bi-monthly concerts at the Gazebo in downtown Venice. We are 30 minutes from Sarasota and the famous Siesta Key Beach.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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House Rules

We expect common courtesy and respect for both wildlife and property. If in doubt, feel free to ask.

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Location

This is a back in site from a side street into the parking area in our yard. There is very little traffic on the side street. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Tow vehicle may be parked next to the rig or in a grassy area in the front or side of the house.

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Gravel

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Hosted By TerriandSteve

Age:

65+

Retired and loving it! Details: Steve and I are retired and love traveling in our 2015 Navion RV. We enjoy going to music festivals and have been taking trips around Florida and the eastern US. We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our little piece of the planet. Home Town: We are originally from Youngstown, Ohio but have called Florida our home for the past 40+ years. We live in Venice, FL. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We don't have a favorite location yet. We have enjoyed all of the Boondocker's Welcome places and the gracious hosts. Skills or Expertise to Share: Steve is an accomplished handyman with audio, video, networking skills, a pro writer, and stained glass artist. He also enjoys house projects and knows how to build things. Terri is a retired RN and Massage Therapist. She loves animals of all kinds, enjoys learning new things, and is a great problem solver.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    robertsl7

    2 days ago

    I loved my stay here! It was beautiful, quiet, and private. They met me on the road right when i got there, super nice! They even invited me out the fire pit in the morning to deink coffe with them. The beaches are not too far away to go exploring. I wouod definitely stay here again ☀️

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    DyanahandDale

    4 days ago

    This lovely couple was amazing. I will recommend this place highly. Such amazing people .

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    Christinesadel

    6 days ago

    We are local to Venice, as our hosts are, and wanted a change of scenery and an opportunity to meet some locals. We had such a good time talking for hours and they even took us for a tour of the local preserve. The property was perfect to relax under the oaks… We look forward to visiting them when they come to the Beach side of Venice!

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    Brooms24

    1 week ago

    We loved our stay here. Terri and Steve have made everything easy and the location and area is amazing. I am inspired to up my game as a boondockers host and hopefully return the favor some day.

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    DNichols

    1 week ago

    This was a peaceful night's stay. Since our total length (trailer + truck) was over the 25 ft limit, we took a little longer to back into the spot, but the spot itself accommodated our rig with room to spare. Steve and Terry were gracious hosts, delaying their own plans to help us back in, and checking that everything was alright when they returned. I believe the spot is best suited to a Class B or B+ in terms of ease of getting settled, but the beautiful setting by the Myakka River -- with water and power -- can't be beat! Thank you to Terry and Steve for hosting!

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