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Luxurious Spacious Villa, Large Pool & Deck Area, 5 Mins Stroll to Superb Beach!

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Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Villa in Venice, Florida Gulf Coast, USA - 5 Min Stroll To A Superb Beach

This deluxe home is only a 5 minute stroll along the quiet wooded lane to the sparkling Gulf waters that lap the beautiful sandy beach of Manasota Key and is nestled in a area of outstanding natural beauty. The villa has the advantage of being on a larger than average plot, and is surrounded on either side by trees and shrubs. The Non-Smoking villa is located a short drive from Venice Town center, with a wealth of restaurants, shops, and entertainment, also local shops, cinema and restaurants close by. The villa is a large, spacious, air conditioned with high cathedral ceilings; 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, deluxe home with wireless internet access which has been decorated and furnished with great care, taste, and elegance. The high cathedral enhance the appearence of space. The villa also benefits from a number of special features that make it one of the most attractive in the area. The lounge with two large sofas and oversized armchair, is complete with 60 inch TV/DVD, up to 170 channels & Netflix. This is adjacent to the beautifully appointed dining room. The kitchen is well equipped with all the modern appliances you could wish for, and also features a breakfast bar with 4 stools. Facing the Kitchen is the informal family room with three seater sofa, two chairs, and occasional tables, plus sliding doors that also lead to directly on to the patio and pool.

SPACIOUS LUXURY. The bedroom accommodations are also very spacious. The master bedroom with its large bathroom en suite, is complete with his and hers basins, large walk-in shower plus an attractive bath tub. The bedroom is exceptionally "spacious" with the American king-size bed, beautifully appointed furniture, 42 inch TV/DVD/Netflix and at the far end a "retreat." Here you can relax on the two seater sofa, with your feet up on the foot stool, watching the sun shimmering on the sparkling pool through the patio doors.

The second master bedroom, although not as large as the first, is still beautifully appointed with a American King-size bed 32 inch TV/DVD. It has its own en suite bathroom with shower and sliding patio door that takes you directly out to the large "deck" and pool. The remaining two guest bedrooms are good sized and are well appointed - one with Queen bed and one with twin beds both have TV's/DVDs and share the third bathroom (toilet, basin, bath, and shower).

The home's southwest-facing location has enabled us to situate a larger than average pool and patio so it faces towards the Gulf of Mexico. This provides you with the benefit of the maximum amount of sun (which is especially important in the winter months, when the north-facing homes lose the sun at around three in the afternoon).The deck area around the Pool has lots of space to relax, eat, barbecue, or sunbathe. We had a 30ft x 15ft sports pool built here so you can really swim (many rental villas have small pools that don’t afford much swimming space). Pool heating is also available for those cooler times of the year at an extra charge – in the summer; the water is more than warm enough though.

With a larger pool comes a much bigger deck area, which has two tables, seating for 12 and five sun loungers plus an outdoor sofa, chair and side tables. Two BBQ’s (one gas, the other charcoal) which are kept in the garage for protection from the elements, they can easily be wheeled out onto the deck area, so you can enjoy the pleasure of outdoor cooking in Florida.

A five minute stroll and you’re on the beach. And yes, at the weekends the locals come down, but even then it doesn’t get crowded. In the evenings people visit just to see the sun set – don’t be too surprised if you hear spontaneous applause as the sun disappears over the horizon. It’s puts life right into perspective.

Venice beaches are the world capital for pre-historic shark teeth (no live sharks to worry about these days by the way) – and you can spend hours in the warm surf searching for them. It’s almost addictive.

The fishing is amazing too and everybody is so friendly. The beach has it’s own life guard, changing facilities, showers, toilets and a range of outdoor BBQ’s you can use.

Our house is located in a very quiet area, which is a short drive from Venice town centre and downtown Englewood , it is a tree-lined road used only by local residents. Strange as it may seem the sight of a car on Lemon Avenue is very rare and you’re more likely to encounter a neighbour walking their dog or heading for the beach.

The beach itself is a mere five minute stroll from the house, 2 minutes by car if you’re feeling decadent.

For the golfing enthusiast, there are at least 10 courses within a 15 minute drive. A public driving range is just 5 minutes away. Tennis can be played at the public courts in Venice or just around the corner from Manasota Beach Road.

Boats can be hired from several marinas in the area, plus there are also two Scuba diving shops in Venice. You can also hire bikes on the main road to Venice (we have two bikes in our garage). Cycle tracks line a long stretch of the Intracoastal from Shamrock Park, whilst the old railway line to Sarasota is also now a cycle and walkway. In Venice & Englewood, you will also discover a wealth of parks and nature reserves.

Stables for riding and pony trekking are also nearby. For fishing you have Venice pier and of course our own beach, plus those at Blind Pass and Englewood, plus the Intracoastal – the coastline is superb for shelling too and our beach is famous for collecting fossilized sharks teeth!

A Frank’s multiplex cinema is just 5 minutes drive away and the Venice bowling alley is 10 minutes drive.

As for other places of interest: Sarasota offers great shopping, restaurants and Cinemas and beaches, whilst Boca Grande, Punta Gorda, Myakka State National Park, St Petersburg, Sanibel plus Captiva are all within easy reach. Orlando and Disney are just a two-hour drive away.

Also there is a sets of golf clubs for guests use, A great little golf course (par 3/4) with driving range nearby, it has great rates and is a less challenging course for those who are new to golf, if you've always fancied having a go, organize a couple of lessons.......

Finally It’s a very safe area– as is the whole area.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Guestbook comments from the owner

March - 2015 - Chris & Steve - We had a wonderful time in your lovely villa.

You have a lovely home there and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so relaxing, we spent some days chilling around the pool and the rest exploring Venice and the surrounding area as we had not done that area before. We had been to Sarasota and Naples but was pleasantly surprised with Venice and it is now our favourite place. We had some lovely meals out and particularly liked San Marco, Cassariana, Cafe Venice and Bonefish. The villa had everything we needed and more and was very comfortable. We spent all of our time outside as the weather was perfect, we only sat inside one evening when it was a bit cool other than that we were outside from breakfast until we went to bed. We used the BBQ a couple of times which was nice.

Nov 2nd 2014 - Jill & Phil Coggins - Had a great relaxing two weeks in your villa - it was everything we wanted. We enjoyed walking to the beach everyday and had lots of fun collecting sharks teeth. We had beautiful weather during our stay. Bought lots of clothes at the outlet stores, visited Malls and exhausted Walmarts! We went to Bone fish grill and would recommend their "Bang bang shrimp" Most of all we enjoyed the Pool and sunbathing. Thanks for everything.



Sept 2014- The Telfords- Love the Villa - been to the area many times and this is one of the nicest we've been in. Managed a walk to the beach - we love Stump and Blind pass beaches. Hope to return, Thanks again.



Aug 2013- Yasmin aged 9- Really like this Villa, I like being close to beach and being able to cycle.



Sept 2013- Dawn & Richard- Nice villa, enjoyed being close to the beach, saw 3 stingrays and a Manatee in the sea!!! Recommend Bonfish grill to eat! Xxx



April 2013- Lewis family- After many trips to the USA (1st in 1974) This has been up there with the best!! "No Mickey, no lines!! Great location and Superb property!!



'Thank you! we had a great vacation. We liked the house, it was really nice! You really do have a lovely home - nice privacy. We relaxed and were active, the house was perfect -esp the way the bedrooms were set - kids on right and Mom and Dad [all the way] to the left! We ate at great restaurants and did some shopping. Loved Sharky's the Crows nest and Mexican restaurant - all very good! Kids loved the pool - we all did!! Thanks again' - The Funk family -USA



'We truely enjoyed our relaxing visit to Venice. The home is the best we have seen in our four rental experiences. Thank you for a great vacation.' Ken and Anne Batt.



'Lovely, lovely, lovely, beautiful place to relax and have fun. 5th visit to area and a house that rates with the best!! Pool area amazing, we'll be back!' the Turners, Herts UK.



'Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic!!!!!!' Stephanie [age9] Exeter Devon UK
Mar 2005
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12 Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent Property - Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

I have been travelling to Florida for about 20 years and have stayed all over the state and in many different properties. This one is the best I have found to date. It is modern, clean and well equipped. The location is close to the sea and in a quiet residential area. We both loved it. It is exactly as described. What is also worth noting is the ease I had when dealing with rental via the owners and the speed in which my security deposit was returned. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Home. Great Location

  • 5 of 5

A family of 4 who spent 12 relaxing days in this wonderful Villa.

Having been coming to Florida for the past 20 + years and renting Villas for much of this time we have been lucky enough to stay in some great Homes, and I would put this villa right at the top of our list.

The home is in a great location which is very quiet, private and away from the busier parts of the area, but still within a short drive of a number of excellent restaurants and supermarkets. However the main reason we were initially drawn to the Villa was the fact that it was within a 5-10 min walk to the beach and we were not disappointed, we found ourselves walking to the beach most mornings for an early swim and again most evenings for the sunsets which when we were there were stunning.

The rental process was easy and straightforward and dealing with Lorraine was a pleasure, and she was always quick to respond to any questions we had either at the time of booking or in the weeks leading up to our arrival.

Overall a great villa in the perfect location for a relaxing holiday with the family, we will no doubt return for another visit in the not too distant future

Kind Regards

Paul

UK

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your lovely review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the area, the beach and the Villa. Kindest Regards Lorraine
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5

Best Florida Villa we've ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful villa. Extremely tastefully furnished and decorated, spacious and spotlessly clean. The master bedroom/bathroom/shower room/snug is a dream. 6 of us stayed there and we were never under each other's feet. Although stylish and tasteful this villa also feels relaxed and homely - plastic plates with fish and snowmen on them!

The pool area is massive and immaculately clean and we even saw a pair of armadillos outside the fence on our first morning.

Manasota Beach is perfect and the walk there is 10 minutes and very interesting.

Shops and restaurants are close by (by Florida standards!) but the area surrounding the villa is quiet and peaceful.

Lorraine was very helpful during the various stages and I've enjoyed my email exchanges with her. Thank you Lorraine.

My family and I are now suffering from serious Lemon Avenue withdrawal symptoms and hope to visit this villa again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeanette for your lovely comments. You were a pleasure to deal with....We are so pleased you had a wonderful stay. Lorraine & Andrew
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5

Holiday home from heaven!

  • 5 of 5

If you have looked at toe Owners Website you will know how beautiful this villa is and it is exactly as the photographs show. It is so well furnished, spotlessly clean with everything you could wish for, the wifi was excellent.

There was only two of us but if you were a larger party you would not feel cramped. All the bedrooms are spacious as is the pool area with lots of loungers, tables and chairs and a very comfy cane settee and chair in the shade. It is very quiet and peaceful but beaches, shops, restaurants only 5 minutes away in the car. We would definitely return for another restful holiday. Lorraine has been brilliant to deal with so have no qualms about booking this holiday home from heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife Jean and I have over 30 years experience of renting in Florida, formerly with our children, latterly with our grandchildren. This year was one for us only and we were looking for comfort, space, a nice pool and some peace and quiet. This villa has it all in spades! From reading the other reviews there isn't much more I can add, for the seasoned traveller this villa will not disappoint, for the first time renter you may think you've landed in paradise! If you don't want to walk to the beach there's plenty of free parking, new toilets, showers and changing facilities. Hunt for fossilised shark's teeth (black not white!). Eat at Sharky's (as good as our favourite 'Lazy Flamingo' on Sanibel), Outback and Bonefish, leisurely golf at Venice East (par 57), shop at Publix. One of the best we have rented.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

What an amazing holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this wonderful home for our honeymoon! The location is absolutely perfect, on a windy evening, we could actually hear the waves from the ocean while sitting by our pool- that's how close to the beach we were! Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. And it's a beautiful walk as well.

I've personally been to Florida 7 times, this was my husbands first time. This was the best home and location I've ever stayed at! My husband loved it too, so wonderful.

We can't recommend this home enough, everyone that's seen my pictures has asked me where we found this house!

We would love to come back one day for sure!

And thank you Andrew and Lorraine, for the sweet wedding card and gift, so thoughtful!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katie, thank you so much for your lovely comments, We are so thrilled that you had the perfect honeymoon in our villa. The wonderful memories will no doubt stay with you for ever. We hope of course that you will return to enjoy more happy days in the future. Kindest Regards Lorraine & Andy
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Location

From the Owner

The villa also benefits from a number of special features that make it one of the most attractive in the area. The lounge with two large sofas and armchair, is complete with 60 inch TV/DVD, up to 170 channels & Netflix. This is adjacent to the beautifully appointed dining room. The excellently appointed kitchen is well equipped with all the modern appliances you could wish for. The kitchen also features a breakfast bar with stools. Facing the Kitchen is the informal family room with three seater sofa, two chairs, and occasional tables, plus sliding doors that also lead to directly on to the patio and pool. SPACIOUS LUXURY. The bedroom accommodations are also very spacious. The master bedroom with its large bathroom en suite, is complete with his and hers basins, large walk-in shower plus an attractive bath tub. The bedroom is exceptionally "spacious" with the American king-size bed, beautifully appointed furniture, 42 inch TV/DVD and, at the far end a "retreat." Here you can relax on the two seater sofa, with your feet up on the foot stool, watching the sun shimmering on the sparkling pool through the patio doors. The second master bedroom, although not as large as the first, is still beautifully appointed with a American King-size bed 32 inch TV/DVD. It has its own en suite bathroom with shower and sliding patio door that takes you directly out to the large "deck" and pool. The remaining two guest bedrooms are well appointed - one with Queen bed and one with twin beds both have TV's/DVDs and share the third bathroom (toilet, basin, bath, and shower). The home's southwest-facing location has enabled us to situate a larger than average pool and patio so it faces towards the Gulf of Mexico. This provides you with the benefit of the maximum amount of sun (which is especially important in the winter months, when the north-facing homes lose the sun at around three in the afternoon).The deck area around the Pool has lots of space to relax, eat, barbecue, or sunbathe.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For those who wish to visit the attractions of Florida, Tampa is an hour's drive and Orlando is just two. Our Villa on Lemon Avenue is an oasis of tranquillity, yet all of the entertainment you could wish for is on hand for you to enjoy.

Coast/Beach:

A relaxing holiday. If your looking for a holiday that is peaceful and relaxing, Lemon Avenue is the place. Its very quiet and only a few minutes stroll to the beach. It has the benefit of being located just of the Intercoastal Waterways and the beach, which has lifeguard station, great picnic & barbecue facilities , toilets, and showers.

Travel:

Airports - Orlando 2.15 hours - Sandford 2.5 hours - Tampa 1.15 hours - Fort Myers 1 hour.

Distances:

Local shops, cinema complex and restaurants 5 min drive. Englewood shops, restaurants 5 min drive. Venice centre shops, restaurants 10 min drive. Sarasota 20 mins drive.

Further Details:

Within 5 minutes drive there is a wealth of shops & restaurants, designer outlets 30 mins drive, many beaches to choose from within a short drive.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
January - March
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
May June, Early July
1 May 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
9 July - 26 Aug
9 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
27 Aug - Sept 30
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct Nov
1 Oct 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
20 Nov -31 March
20 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:

There is a final cleaning fee of £85, this is a one off payment per stay and does not vary with the number of guests

POOL HEAT £85 PER WEEK

XXXXDiscounts for 2 peopleXXXXX

XXXXDiscounts for longer rental periodsXXXX

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

For more photos and details of the area, take a look at our website:-
www.floridavillasvenice.com

Notes on prices:
Prices from - $1025/825E.
Prices are subject to a 12% sales/tourist tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

On the patio there is a outside comfortable 2 seater Sofa, Armchair and side tables, and 2 outside table and chairs for 12 people. A RELAXING HOLIDAY. If your looking for a holiday that is peaceful and relaxing, Its very quiet and only a few minutes stroll to the beach. It has the benefit of being located just of the Intercoastal Waterways and the Beach, which has lifeguard station, picnic facilities, barbecues, toilets, and showers. The Villa also offers 2 Bikes for guests use, and extra bikes can be rented nearby.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1. En suite bathroom to bedroom 2. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2nd Master with King bed[Uk - Super King] - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 32inTV/DVD, En-suite Bathroom, Patio doors lead to Pool Deck
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen[UK - King] with TV/DVD - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Twin beds with TV/DVD - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - Master with King bed[UK - Super King] - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Includes reteat with sofa, foot stool, 42in TV/DVD & Netfilx
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Master with King bed[UK - Super King] including retreat with sofa, foot stool, and 42 inch TV/DVD/Netflix Bedroom 2 -2nd Master with King bed[Uk - Super King] 32 TV/DVD Bedroom 3 - Queen[UK - King] with TV/DVD Bedroom 4 - 2 Twin beds with TV/DVD

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Cots/cribs, high chairs, and pool heat available as an optional extra. A library of DVDs, books & CDs. Games console with games and 2 set of golf clubs are available for guests. 2 fishing rods available for guests use. 2 beach chairs available for guests use. Outside: The home's southwest-facing location has enabled us to situate a larger than average pool and patio so it faces towards the Gulf of Mexico. This provides you with the benefit of the maximum amount of sun (which is especially important in the winter months, when the north-facing homes lose the sun at around 2 in the afternoon). The deck area around the Pool has lots of space to relax, eat, BBQ, or sunbathe, on the covered patio/lania there's a lovely comfortable sofa and armchair for your relaxation, as well as dining table and chairs for up to 12 people. The grand entrance of the house leads to the lounge with large sliding doors that look out on to the large patio and heated pool. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Towels & linen are provided. Other: The bedroom accommodations are very spacious. Both master bedrooms have KING size beds beautifully appointed, first master has 42 inch TV/Netfix and, a "retreat" - relax on the two seater sofa, with your feet on the foot stool. The second master bedroom, although not as large as the first, is still beautifully appointed

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