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Banyan House Vacation Rentals
Reviewed April 14, 2014

The entire experience was a 10!!! Susan & Chuck are such wonderful hosts, so warm & accommodating. The home is beautiful & spotless. The lush, tropical landscaping and pool/patio area is so inviting & relaxing. Breakfast was fabulous! Our only regret is that we had to leave too soon. We stayed in the Palm room. It was wonderful! Susan goes above & beyond with special little touches. We used the bikes they provided to explore the island & beaches. We can't wait to come back with friends and share this piece of "heaven on earth" with them. Thank you Susan & Chuck for sharing it with us. Feeling blessed. . We'll be back soon.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We've stayed at the Banyan House SEVERAL times and are still in awe of our experience each time. Chuck and Susan are the most welcoming, warm people and are perfectly suited to manage a bed and breakfast. The facility and grounds are impeccable and an island paradise for sure! There's lots to see in the surrounding area, but staying "home" for a day or two and relaxing by the pool or enjoying the company of other guests is wonderful as well. The superb breakfasts are beautiful and very filling....a late lunch/early dinner is all we need for the rest of the day.

We would highly recommend The Banyan House to anyone looking to treat themselves for a weekend or for a few weeks. You'll be spoiled no matter how long you stay!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

For the past seven years my friend and I have spent a week at the Banyan House. Each time we arrive I walk in and say to Chuck or Susan (the owners), "honey, I'm home"!!!!! And that's exactly what it is....a home away from home! The Banyan House and the entire property is pristine....the pool, exercise building, courtyard, grounds (including a magnificent banyan tree)apartments and main building (where we stay) are beautifully maintained and a sight for sore winter eyes! Susan is a delight and gives 110% to provide a delicious and creative breakfast every morning and to make sure that every request and need of every guest is honored. Chuck is a sweetheart and has worked tirelessly to maintain and add beauty and functionality to the premises. They are both genuine and caring people; and we look forward each year to see them and to share their exceptionally lovely "home away from home" with them.

The Banyan House is within walking distance of quaint Venice and about one mile from the great beaches.

A guaranteed idyllic experience!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

My friend Elaine and I have had the priviledge of staying with Chuck and Susan for 7 winters.
They are the most gracious people to be with.(which is why we keep returning They have been our family away from home.
The Banyan House is an exceptionally beautiful, well kept , immaculate facility.
Susan is a gourmet cook and her breakfasts are beyond anything I have eaten.
She goes out of her way to make each and every guest feel welcome and comfortable.
We are so looking forward to time #8 in 2015.
JudyB

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Spend two weeks in January 2014 at Banyan House. The hostess is one of the most accommodating people I have ever met. Breakfast each day is creative, lovely to look at, delicious and nutritious.
Our two room suite with balcony was clean and very comfortable. The owners made us feel welcome and provided us with a wealth of information about the area.
If in Venice this is the place to stay. A short walk to town or the beach and wonderful helpful people who make you feel at home. Who could ask for more?

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Our stay at Banyan House was a bad experience. We have flown long distance and were surprised to live on a construction site causing dust and noise. No previous message about that. The innkeepers are presently modernizing their own home and garden which is next door. And this seems to be all that matters to them. The innkeepers recommended to leave during the day or to wear earplugs. No excuse, no interest in tourist's needs. The apartment was not clean, refrigerator and toilet not properly working. There is no maintenance of the interior fitting, which is obsolete and has no bearing on "historic". We did not feel welcome at all. Venice is lovely and offers a lot of beautiful accomodation - but we can no longer recommend Banyan House.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Claudia N
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banyanhouse, Owner at Banyan House Vacation Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

This guest has stayed with us multiple times over the past 19 years. We were very
disappointed to read her comments. If she had brought any of these items to our
attention we would have gladly corrected them. She was not staying in our B & B
but in one of our monthly apartments which does not include daily housekeeping.
We are very sorry she was unhappy on this visit.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Banyan House during our November trip to Florida. We have stayed there multiple times since my brother-in-law discovered it back in 2000, and it continues to be one of our favorite places! In fact, on three different visits over the last four years, we took a nephew and two nieces with us as their high school graduation gifts, and they loved it as well. We always stay in the Sundeck room and have our visitors stay in the Laurel room right across the hall. And Venice is such a great location - we take side trips to Sarasota, Naples, Tampa and other Florida locations from our home base at the Banyan House.

Susan and Chuck McCormick are very hospitable hosts who make us feel right at home. Susan's breakfasts are delicious - fresh squeezed juice, a fruit course and a main course. My husband has taken pictures of many of the breakfasts; Susan put them in an album, and she told us that many guests look through the pictures and pick the ones they want her to make during their visit!

I highly recommend the Banyan House. We look forward to our next visit in June!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Banyan House Vacation Rentals

Address: 519 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-2812
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Venice
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Venice
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1926 European Style home with rooms & suites with one week minimum and monthly apartments. Heated pool & spa. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Banyan House Historic b&b
Banyan House Historic Hotel Venice
Banyan House Vacation Rentals Venice, Florida

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