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Johanne and Bob Wallace
Venice Florida -

Real Estate office in Venice Florida 
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from Venice Florida & Sarasota county to Punta Gorda & all of Charlotte county.
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Venice Florida

Venice Florida the "City by the Gulf" is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Venice Island has a beautiful shopping district. Early 1900's built, Italian renaissance styled homes within walking distance to gulf beaches. The city boasts a dog park on the beach located just south of the fishing pier. Venice Florida has numerous golf course communities As with many coastal communities you'll find a number of  waterfront restaurants with Sharkys by the Venice fishing pier being located directly on the gulf of Mexico.  Just to the north of Venice you'll find communities known as Nokomis and Osprey. Both areas have  Gulf access waterfront property and quick access to the Gulf beaches. A number of excellent golf courses including a municipal course located on the island called Lakes of Venice. Off island but still near the beach you'll find a number of Golf Country Club communities. This area has something for everyone. Use this link to search for property available in Venice Florida.

South Venice

South Venice is located outside the city of Venice in Sarasota county. This established community has affordable homes. Features of this community are a community park with a boat launch and a ferry service to a private beach and some Gulf access waterfront property. There is also a county park; Shamrock Park which is located along the Intra-Coastal waterway. A bike and walk path provide recreational access to Venice Island and it's gulf beaches. Located just south of the Island of Venice Florida and along the IntraCoastal, South Venice Florida is a great value for those wishing to live close to gulf beaches. A surprisingly feature rich neighborhood considering the modest prices of area homes. Beach, boating, nature trails, mature landscaping, waterfront homes, and close to shopping and dining. Use this link to search for available real estate in South Venice Fla.

Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda like Venice is a charming south Florida small town. Olde Florida or  Key West style dominates the downtown area. The homes of downtown Punta Gorda are near riverfront parks. The residential real estate in the area is predominantly the waterfront houses located in PGI (Punta Gorda Isles) and BSI (Burnt Store Isles). A feature of these 2 communities is that the concrete seawalls are maintained by the city of Punta Gorda. While there is a nominal annual fee included in the tax bill, the consistent waterfront appearance of well maintained seawalls gives these waterfront communities a feel of exclusivity. Punta Gorda Isles and Burnt Store Isles are both deed restricted so the communities have a well kept appearance. If you love boating, and fishing then search for homes for sale using the Multiple Listing Service for Punta Gorda Florida. Punta Gorda Isles. These communities have some of the best in sailboat access waterfront property.  Punta Gorda is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in America. Use this link to search for water front homes available in Punta Gorda.

Port Charlotte 

Port Charlotte is much of un-incorporated Charlotte County. There is a broad spectrum of residential housing options, and neighborhoods to choose from.  Port  Charlotte as plenty of waterfront property, much of it will provide boating access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Port Charlotte has affordable waterfront homes and Condos. On the north end of Charlotte Harbor you can find sailboat access homes in the old sailboat section south of Edgewater drive. In the same area you'll find Grassy Point is an exclusive gated community where each building site has deeded docks with sailboat access to Charlotte Harbor. If you've wanted a home where you had your boat in the water in the backyard then  Port Charlotte would be an excellent place to retire. Use this link to search for available homes for sale in Port Charlotte Florida.

Charlotte Harbor

Click here for information on the area known as Charlotte Harbor Florida. You'll also find property search links to help you locate residential real estate and lots for sale, the information displayed comes from our MLS system. In Charlotte Harbor you'll find River front Condos in Rolls Lading. There are larges Estates lots on and off the river. Charlotte Harbor has been designated as a Community Redevelopment Area or CRA. The CRA applies architectural standards on building and remodeling in the area. Use this link to search for available real estate in Charlotte Harbor FL.

Boca Grande

Click here to learn about  Boca Grande Florida. Boca Grande is located on Gasparilla Island. Here you will find exclusive Gulf front property, with plenty of condos with a Gulf View.  There are many elegant homes with beach access. Boca Grande is Old Florida at its finest. Beach front dining at the South Beach restaurant. Use this link to search for homes and condos available in Boca Grande and Gasparilla Island.

Manasota Key  

Manasota Key is a barrier island, it is connected to the mainland via Beach Rd to the south and Manasota Beach Rd on the north. Separated from Gasparilla Island by Little Gasparilla Island and Don Pedro Island which can be accessed by boat or ferry. Here you will find gulf front homes. Many homes will have deeded beach access. You'll also find Bay front properties with boating access to Lemon Bay. There are still gulf front building sites available. Use this link to search for Gulf and bay front property on Manasota Key.

Cape Haze

The Cape Haze page on this site will provide you more information for the area bordering the southern end of Lemon Bay. The page focuses on Cape Haze West, Cape Haze Windward, and Eagle Preserve. Also located on the Cape Haze Peninsula where you'll find the communities of Placida, Rotonda West, Rotonda Heights, Rotonda Lakes, Rotonda Meadows, Rotonda Sands, and Rotonda Villas. Rotonda has a number of golf courses with new courses being built. You can still find golf course building lots. Vacant land is plentiful. Use this link to search for available real estate on the Cape Haze Peninsula.


This coastal community has several public beaches. There is a good selection of waterfront homes. You'll find many homes on Lemon Bay. Homes in the Englewood area will provide you with quick Beach access. You'll find a gated golf community at Boca Royale. There are large estate homes in the Overbrook area with public beach access at Manasota Beach. Englewood has an eclectic downtown area on Dearborn St. Use my Englewood Florida page to learn more about this area. Use this link to search for real estate in Englewood Florida.

Pirate Harbor

Use my pirate Harbor page for more information on Pirate Harbor Florida. Pirate Harbor has quick direct access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. This is the perfect location for the hardcore fisherman. Surrounded by grass flats, Mangrove islands and just a short ride to Boca Grande Pass. If words like snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, cobia, grouper, snapper, shark, and mackerel cause your heart to beat a little quicker then use this link to search for homes in Pirate Harbor.

North Port

North Port is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Florida and also one of the largest in land mass. North Port was traditionally a bedroom community of Sarasota but has become popular with retirees, particularly those desiring gated golf course communities. Use this link to search for available homes and land  in North Port Florida.

Deep Creek 

Deep Creek Florida is a deed-restricted community. Houses back up to green space or lakes. There is a golf course. Condos and Villas with golf course views. Located close to downtown Punta Gorda, and a short ride from the Harbour Heights county park on the Peace river. You can still find land to build your dream home. Use this link to search for deed restricted property in Deep Creek Florida.

Harbour Heights

The community page for Harbour Heights Florida will give you more information about one of the areas oldest waterfront communities. Harbour Heights has waterfront lots, canal homes, and Peace River front real estate.  Harbour Heights Real Estate information.  Harbour Heights has a county park with a boat ramp. I have a page with Pictures of Harbour Heights houses and the park. This area will provide you with boating options from large pleasure crafts, medium to small sailboat, fishing boats and run-a-bout, as well as great kayaking and canoeing. The main channel of the Peace River cut a deep channel on the Harbour Heights side of the River. This is tidal water, so boating upriver will bring you to freshwater. This is a great location for the wildlife enthusiast. Use this link to search for available real estate in Harbour Heights Florida.

Gulf Cove

Use the link above to access the community page for Gulf Cove real estate in Charlotte County Florida. This is a community located on the lower Myakka River. In Gulf Cove you'll find building lots on and off water, a wide variety of housing options including canal homes, and river front real estate. Gulf Cove is a large area on the southwest side of the Myakka River. Live here and you'll have access to boating and a quick commute to gulf beaches. Use this link to search for available real estate in Gulf Cove Florida.

South Gulf Cove

Use the link above to access the community page for South Gulf Cove in Charlotte County Florida.  South Gulf Cove has affordable waterfront lots, non canal lots, and waterfront homes.  Located on the Cape Haze Peninsula this waterfront community has a large number of affordable waterfront home sites. There are a number of sailboat access lots in the northern and southern sections of South Gulf Cove. Vacant land is abundant and home sites in South Gulf Cove have water and sewer. Use this link to search for available real estate in South Gulf Cove Florida.

Condominium real estate

Punta Gorda, Burnt Store Isles, Punta Gorda Isles, Burnt Store Marina, Port Charlotte, Deep Creek, Englewood Florida, and Venice Florida  area condos. Gulf Front, River Front, golf course, condos, villas, high rise, townhouse, attached and detached. Quick access to what is available.

Waterfront Lots (Vacant land) real estate

Access Sarasota and Charlotte County Florida MLS with targeted information. Locate your building lots, canal lots with harbor and gulf access. Punta Gorda Isles canal lots. South Gulf Cove canal Lots.

Non-Waterfront Lots (Vacant land) real estate

Access Sarasota and Charlotte County Florida MLS with targeted information. Locate your building lots, land links are sorted by price and area to make your search easier.

Information for home owners on short sales

If you owe more than you home is worth, then selling your home in today's real estate market may require you to do a "short sale". Banks are viewing short sales as their best case scenario. On this page we will explain many of the issues, difficulties, and benefits of a successful short sale.

To Do

Find out about area activities: golf, boating, sailing, fishing, hiking, tennis. Learn about Englewood beach. The beaches on Boca Grande.

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Mortgage Information

Everything you need to research the current rates, determine how much house you can afford, locate lenders that finance real estate in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Boca Grande, and Venice Florida. Mortgage calculators, recent rate trends.

Investment Information

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We're Bob and Johanne Wallace of FL Gulf Realty in Venice Florida. We've been in Southwest Florida since 1993 and are full-time realtors, based on Venice Island, but serving southern Sarasota and  northern Charlotte counties. We enjoy the business of Real Estate. Helping people understand market conditions and the issues affecting real property values. That's why we're in real estate.

This website is here to help you learn about the area and the available property for sale. On each of the community pages, you'll discover what makes each community unique, plus you'll be able to get a current list of the available property in that community. In addition to the community pages, check out the ToDo page for information about popular activities. To learn more about Venice Island checkout the Venice Gondolier  Sun's community site at  For a comprehensive overview of Charlotte county, take some time and read the Sun-Herald's community web site at   

This is a great place to live.  We're here to help you learn the area and sort through the issues. I understand that Florida living and Florida homes are unique. We're working hard to make this website a place where you can learn about this wonderful area. We're available by e-mail and by phone to answer your questions and to help you get the answers you need.

We're known for attention to details, and we're committed to providing excellent service. Whether you are buying or selling real estate in Venice Florida, on Venice Island, Casey Key, Manasota Key, Englewood, Nokomis, Osprey, or Sarasota County Florida, please contact us:

Johanne Wallace and Bob Wallace
Alternate Phone #s: 941-625-4240 or toll free 888-391-4240 (ALL phone #s ring to the same phone)
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Johanne is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Florida Association of REALTORS®, Venice Area Board of REALTORS® Johanne is a CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert

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