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Gulf-Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching

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cottage location on gulf of mexico Eat in kitchen - Breakfast bar - Living room - Porch - Balcony --VIEWS-- Porch with table, rattan chaise and chairs overlooking Gulf of Mexico 3rd bedroom/sleeping den Flamingo room-overlooking GULF two entrances to Beach cottage     Cottage is also excellent sunshade! monkey room/2nd bedroom overlooking  the GULF OF MEXICO everyday! games/videos         one dedicated tv for kids with lots of kids videos sunshade, skim and inflatables , SEASHELL/SHARKS TEETH FINDER (2) Fully equip. kitchen 
fridg, smoth top stove, etc king bedroom 
views of gulf

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Last updated: 04/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

Property Type

  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining
          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • child high chair

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Toys

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                satilite connection work/play INSIDE OR OUT...moreless

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Location & View

              • Beachfront:

                JUST LIKE BEING ON A CRUISE SHIP WITH THE ENDLESS GULF VIEWS FROM EVERY WINDOW...moreless

              • Waterfront
              • Water View
              • Ocean View
              • Beach View
              • Oceanfront

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Racquetball
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Other Activities

                      • gulf front
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Rustic beach rental

                        Rustic beach rental

                        • Guest Nancy H. (Wisconsin, USA)
                        • Date of stay 03/05/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/19/14
                        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.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Nailed it

                        Nailed it

                        • Guest Matt
                        • Date of stay 02/14/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/02/14
                        Perfect

                        Recommended for: Age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • The Perfect Get-Away (Repeat Renter!)

                        The Perfect Get-Away (Repeat Renter!)

                        • Guest Stephanie L. (Coconut Grove, FL)
                        • Date of stay 12/24/11
                        • Review Submitted 04/09/12
                        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!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • The George Family

                        The George Family

                        • Guest Bremar (Columbus, Ohio)
                        • Date of stay 03/03/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/26/12
                        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!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Love it! (Repeat Renters)

                        Love it! (Repeat Renters)

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/09/10
                        • Review Submitted 05/09/11
                        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"

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                        • Guest Debbie Swain (Sarasota, FL)
                        • Date of stay 05/23/09
                        • Review Submitted 05/23/09
                        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!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/13/08
                        • Review Submitted 07/13/08
                        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

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/8

                        • Guest robert schmincke (phila pa)
                        • Date of stay 06/28/08
                        • Review Submitted 06/28/08
                        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

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                       
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                      Base Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $185 $195
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,265

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                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • clean fee $125 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Notes:

                      cleaning 125

                      tax 12%

                      check-in 3pm checkout 1130am

                      49 insurance security deposit

                      cancel 60days plus 100% refund 30 days or less 0 refund


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 04/07/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: tpa at 60 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      Why the Owner Chose Little Gasparilla Island:
                      GULF FRONT

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      FISH FROM DECK


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • cottage location on gulf of mexico

                        cottage location on gulf of mexico

                      • Porch with table, rattan chaise and chairs overlooking Gulf of Mexico

                        Porch with table, rattan chaise and chairs overlooking Gulf of Mexico

                      • two entrances to Beach cottage     Cottage is also excellent sunshade!

                        two entrances to Beach cottage Cottage is also excellent sunshade!

                      • everyday!

                        everyday!

                      • sunshade, skim and inflatables , SEASHELL/SHARKS TEETH FINDER (2)

                        sunshade, skim and inflatables , SEASHELL/SHARKS TEETH FINDER (2)

                      • king bedroom 
views of gulf

                        king bedroom views of gulf

                      • Eat in kitchen - Breakfast bar - Living room - Porch - Balcony --VIEWS--

                        Eat in kitchen - Breakfast bar - Living room - Porch - Balcony --VIEWS--

                      • 3rd bedroom/sleeping den Flamingo room-overlooking GULF

                        3rd bedroom/sleeping den Flamingo room-overlooking GULF

                      • monkey room/2nd bedroom overlooking  the GULF OF MEXICO

                        monkey room/2nd bedroom overlooking the GULF OF MEXICO

                      • games/videos         one dedicated tv for kids with lots of kids videos

                        games/videos one dedicated tv for kids with lots of kids videos

                      • Fully equip. kitchen 
fridg, smoth top stove, etc

                        Fully equip. kitchen fridg, smoth top stove, etc

                      VRBO #169253

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                      $185 - $195 per night (USD)
                      8

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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