Gulf-Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Little Gasparilla Island house description
WATCH 'LITTLE GASPARILA BEACH SHAK' ON YOU TUBE Beachviews from every window including both baths! This gulf front beach cottage has a balcony the width of the home.(overhanging the gulf of Mexico, fish from it or enjoy the abundant bird, sea, and beach life).Gasparilla utilities water at cottage
Many sitting areas with your choice of rocker chairs, large L shaped couch, rattan couch, rattan chase lounge and chairs, alfresco table on the lanai. Children's table and chairs.
Beach level shower and toilet for convenient beach enjoyment, you will find many floats, tot toys, beach toys/blankets, skim boards, fishing poles, shell shovels and nets. When you have had enough sun but don't want to leave the beach--simply move under the cottage to the cool breezy shade provided, staying to enjoy the sounds and sights of the beach.
Rent a golf cart for fun exploration of 7 mile island. Go approx 400ft to the bayside of island and fish or net from our semi-private dock. You may also rent a boat or charter a fishing or sight seeing boat. Visit our Islands private library.
Beautiful PUBLIX grocery and bakery 1 mile from marina. Water taxi runs 24/7.
Keywords: beach cottage
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- child high chair
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Water View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Surf Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- gulf front
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Rustic beach rental
Rustic beach rental
Our family of 6 had an enjoyable stay. The house was nice, but a bit more rustic than the photos online portray. The view is beautiful out the front- all you see is water! I do admit that I am probably quite critical as a reviewer as I am a VRBO owner myself who puts a lot of time and pride in my own rental to make it nice for my guests. The location is wonderful, right on the beach. The cottage is clean and very quaint with it's sloping floors towards the water and curtained doors. The kitchen has a mismatch of dishes, glasses & pans. The bathroom is very basic and very old fashioned. Although I do realize that stuff breaks, it was kind of annoying having to take the lid of the tank off every time you flushed to push down the flapper so the toilet didn't run continuously.The second bathroom is only accessible by going outside and entering through the locked door to the bathroom on the beach level. You are expected to clean this bathroom yourself when you leave as the cleaning service fee does not cover this. There was no internet available -contrary to what the listing said. This was one of the reasons why we picked this rental and was somewhat of a problem for my college age kids who were supposed to be emailing work back to college during our stay. We were able to find some unprotected signals from other beach houses while standing out on the beach. Also- the water taxi requests a week reservation and is $10/person both ways which really adds up if you have a large family. Parking is $3/day at the Marina. Having no reservation for the taxi was almost a vacation disaster for us, after calling we were able to get to the pier quickly before the driver had another obligation. Even if we had tried to manage this better we would not have been able since we were not informed about this or anything else with adequate lead time even though the taxi service has informed the owner multiple times of that need. Little surprises like this are not what you want to encounter on a relaxing vacation. Extra expenses are much better tolerated when you know about them before you are locked in with a reservation. We did not receive any information at all from the owner regarding our stay until 3 days before departure from home, including keys - something that is quite frustrating for individuals who like to plan. When information was requested via the email on the website it was initially poorly communicated and about a rental in another city.
- Guest Nancy H. (Wisconsin, USA)
- Date of stay 03/05/14
- Review Submitted 03/19/14
Recommended for: Tourists without a car.
- Guest Matt
- Date of stay 02/14/14
- Review Submitted 03/02/14
Recommended for: Age 55+.
The Perfect Get-Away (Repeat Renter!)
The Perfect Get-Away (Repeat Renter!)
This beach house is a rare find...if you enjoy waking up to the sound of waves lapping against your get-away home, watching the sun rise from your own deck over the water, and having nothing to worry about except how large of a sand castle you can built that day, this beach house is the perfect place for you. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay - don't bother packing anything but bathing suits! My family stayed for a week over the holidays and had such a wonderful time, we are going back again already. It's the absolutely perfect place for young kids - there is so much nature to enjoy, it will keep them busy all day long. I have rented through VRBO on several occasions, but this beach house is my absolutely favorite find to date. The owners make renting a breeze, and are always available if any questions or issues arise. I can't recommend this home enough!
- Guest Stephanie L. (Coconut Grove, FL)
- Date of stay 12/24/11
- Review Submitted 04/09/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
The George Family
The George Family
We totally enjoyed the whole experience on Little Gasparilla Island and renting this home (location, location, location). I keep telling everyone that I highly recommend 2 weeks on an island. This home is great for so many reasons. The ocean sound at night to lull you to sleep, the morning walks with our dogs on the beach, the fresh sea trout my husband caught and cooked for us, and plenty of rays to be soaked up. Every bit of stress left me! This vacation will be talked about for years. I hope that it can all be repeated next year. Thanks for sharing your home with us!
- Guest Bremar (Columbus, Ohio)
- Date of stay 03/03/12
- Review Submitted 03/26/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Love it! (Repeat Renters)
Love it! (Repeat Renters)
We love LG (Little Gasparilla). And there is nothing that can compare to the Beach Shak.It's the perfect getaway... Enjoy our video of the Cottage, Beach, and Sunsets. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXNauIDxe0s Or search Google for "little gasparilla island reef multimedia"
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/09/10
- Review Submitted 05/09/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
WOW! We will come back to your beach house anytime. You are right great sunsets and dolphin viewing! Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful beach house! We can't wait till next year!
- Guest Debbie Swain (Sarasota, FL)
- Date of stay 05/23/09
- Review Submitted 05/23/09
Carol & I spent 5 wonderful nights in Jeff's one of a kind beach house. We already live on an Island (Florida Keys/Islamorada), but the fact Little Gasparilla Island is only accessible by boat, has no stores or commercial establishments (other than the ability to rent a golf cart to explore the island..a must!) makes this a special island for those looking for a peaceful relaxing time among great people.This particular property is the envy of everyone that strolls by...don't pass this one up, as she will not be on this wonderful beach forever.Pack in just what you need to wear (bathing suits) what you need to eat & drink,then cut the quantity in half...This is rustic Island living..and you have to haul out what you haul in. No big deal...the best part is you can't buy a thing on the Island! Picture:Snook swimming the surfline, dolphins off the beach, gopher tortises, sea turtles nesting, rabbits, Osprey plucking fish out of the Ocean, gentle surf, warm water, spectacular sunsets, the sound of the surf lapping the piers of the house lulling you to sleep, spending hours in the water in front of "your" beach house....you can even dock your own boat yards from the house on the back side of the island and go fishing for Redfish, Seatrout,Pomopano, Tarpon etc. or just take a nice trip "around the corner" and anchor off the beach in front of the house, or take a run up the intracoastal and visit exclusive Boca Grande or funky Cabbage Key...Never mind...We want the beach house available next time we want to rent it!T&C Islamorada, Florida Keys
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/13/08
- Review Submitted 07/13/08
my family spent a week at the beach house and it was an awesome experience, the view from the deck was wonderful,,, saw dolphin. manatee and stingray swim right in front of us... walked the beach for miles and collected many beautiful shells and shark teeth... the best part of the trip was our boat tour with Capt. Dick,,, he took us on a great tour and we saw alot of sea life... we even watched a fisherman pull in a huge tarpon... it was a five star vacation
- Guest robert schmincke (phila pa)
- Date of stay 06/28/08
- Review Submitted 06/28/08
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- clean fee $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 12%
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- Nearest Airport: tpa at 60 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
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cottage location on gulf of mexico
Porch with table, rattan chaise and chairs overlooking Gulf of Mexico
two entrances to Beach cottage Cottage is also excellent sunshade!
sunshade, skim and inflatables , SEASHELL/SHARKS TEETH FINDER (2)
king bedroom views of gulf
Eat in kitchen - Breakfast bar - Living room - Porch - Balcony --VIEWS--
3rd bedroom/sleeping den Flamingo room-overlooking GULF
monkey room/2nd bedroom overlooking the GULF OF MEXICO
games/videos one dedicated tv for kids with lots of kids videos
Fully equip. kitchen fridg, smoth top stove, etc
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