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 expect common courtesy and respect for both animals and property. If in doubt, feel free to ask. *We are following CDC guidelines for Covid-19.
Tow vehicle may be parked next to the rig or in a grassy area in the front or side of the house.
We are 20 minutes from Historic downtown Venice and three beaches, Casperson, Venice, and Nokomis. The Legacy bike trail is within driving distance. The are many restaurants to choose from and seasonal concerts at the Gazebo in Venice. We are 30 minutes from Sarasota and the famous Siesta Key Beach.
The hosts are ultra gracious and generous. Their site is surrounded by nature preserves with excellent hiking, exploring, kayaking... and it's very close to I-75, to boot! Superb BW site.
Absolutely lovely place to hold up for a few days, I was there two nights and never left. The yard is delightful for dogs and there's a small Creek in the back to just sit out and watch the wildlife. Terri and Steve are wonderful host and I hope to host them someday and I will definitely return, thanks to them both.
After many a stay with many hosts, these hosts are my absolute favorites, ever. I just can't say more. If you are fortunate to bask in their hospitality, you'll see why I say that.
We stayed with this extra ordenary nice and welcoming couple. Spent two evenings arround the fire, taliking about our life, familes, trips and home country.
The propery near the river, surrounded with many trees is so nice.
Also Historic Downtown Venice & its beaches worth a visit.
Hope to host them in our house in Israel and defeniitlely would love to keep and develop our relationship.
Terri and Steve were our 1st Boondockers hosts and we were very impressed with their site and even more so by their warmth and hospitality. We spent our 1st two nights in our new motorhome that we had just picked up in Nokomis from Gerzeny’s. Highly recommend checking with them on availability if planning on being in the Venice/Sarasota area. Close to 75 and a short drive to downtown Venice and the beautiful beaches.
These are the finest people you could hope to meet. And their place is just WOW. Spacious, level, 30 amps, quiet, secluded, and surrounded by parks and nature preserves. From the initial welcome to a rapid transition from hosts to friends. A wonderful experience.
Terri and Steve are great hosts. Lovely little piece of heaven. Thank you so much for all the extras. You guys rock as host and kind spirit down home folks. Loved the fire, smores and good conversation was Great. God bless and Happy New Year.
B & B.
A wonderful experience with folks who practice true southern hospitality.
Terri and Steve were absolutely amazing hosts! This was our first time using boonedockers welcome and are so happy we found this hidden gem. Our hosts were so kind and having hookups(!!!) was fantastic. They let us borrow bikes and gave great recommendations. We also got to use their canoe and outdoor shower. They are such fantastic people they even let us pick their brain since we are so new to rv life!
Thank you and what a wonderful stay.
I so so appreciate your accommodating me, with my stay.
You Helped me stay the small day requested, we talked through details on phone.
Steve and Terri helped me get into the spot easily (can be stressful parking my beast).
Helped me to add a day due to the Tropical Storm blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf.
Marcia my special woman, is new to camping and RV world and is from Brazil originally. And your outdoor shower "WOW WOW WOW", did she and I enjoy this part of the paradise you guys have created on 1 plus acres of land /lot.
It may be crazy in the world right now, and its serene and lovely at Rivers Edge Retreat.
This was my first Stay using Boondockers. And I know more than a memorable one.
We completed our three night stay with nothing but great things to say. Terri and Steve were absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to make us feel right at home. We have made new friends, in them, and will treasure their friendship for a lifetime. This location is waterfront and makes you feel like you our in a much more remote location yet is only minutes away from Venice Beach, bike trails, parks, shopping and so much more. Terri and Steve thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making us happy campers.
Beautiful spot by the river! Quiet neighborhood...even got to see manatee right in front of our rig! Hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful. We truly enjoyed our talks and bike rides together!
Great shady spot on rivers edge. Friendly (as covid will allow) host. Wish we had more time to explore the area.
The hosts are very friendly and generous, coupled with a beautiful spot. What a great combination, we loved our stay.
What a great place to rest for a few days! We loved our stay there. So beautiful and peaceful. The host went beyond hospitable. This was the perfect spot to get away from it all. Thank you so much for this experience.
Not only is this in a peaceful and beautiful location yet close to downtown and beaches, but the hosts are fantastic and so gracious. Hard to leave but there is more to see. We now feel fortunate to call them friends and hope to see them again.
DUKE and I had a great few days here. The home is beautiful , the city is beautiful, and the family is extra beautiful. Very welcoming... we even had a pot luck while enjoying the football game on my last night there. We will always remember our experience in Venice! You would be blessed to stay here. Talk soon on our FB page.
What a gorgeous location with the most wonderful hosts! We could not have imagined being welcomed with such love and hospitality. We only regret not having enough time to spend at this lovely retreat however, we will be back when our adventure brings us around again someday.
Absolutely beautiful location! It is like having your own little retreat! The hosts are awesome people. Very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and they made our experience absolutely perfect. Thank you so much!
Hosts were very friendly and have a beautiful location. I really liked the proximity to the beach, hiking and cycling trails and the City of Venice activities.
My stay at River's Edge Retreat was exceptional. From the location, which was very quiet and scenic, to the incredible hosts. Hosts were definitely the highlight of the stay. They were so kind and I felt very welcome in their company and on their property. They are great people, Hopefully Oliver and I can stay there again soon !!
Had a wonderful time staying at Rivers Edge Retreat. Wonderful hosts and beautiful spot on the river. Thank you
Very friendly, welcoming & informative of the area, beautiful spot, nice & quiet. They are top notch hosts & highly recommend them.
Wow! Our host couple and their groovy family were absolutely amazing! Words cannot properly convey our gratitude for their extreme kindness and generosity. We are SO grateful that we have made lifelong friends! We look forward to seeing them again. Beyond all that their property is magical. We found a little slice of heaven.
Was quick but sweet. Wonderful area and the host were welcoming and knew the area well.
Had the best time staying in the Beautiful shady yard of Terri and Steve. They were so kind and helpful and I count on us to be friends, real friends, from this point onwards. Loved staying here and feel very grateful!