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Coconut Hideaway: Beachfront Bliss! One-of-a-Kind Ambiance, Family&Pet-Friendly

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Coconut Hideaway Beachhouse Little Gasparilla Island.

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Last updated: 08/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Little Gasparilla Island house description

COCONUT HIDEAWAY is one of the most charming and unique homes on Little Gasparilla Island. This is our private home -- not a 'rental unit' -- and we have decorated it with antiques, oriental carpets, original artwork and many collections from our travels abroad.

Our Caribbean-inspired home is built in the 'Old Florida' style and boasts soaring high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, warm cedar siding, Tiffany-style lamps, a dramatic open staircase and unobstructed views of the beach from every room. We offer two screened porches, front and back, and open decks surround the house for sunning.

Comfortable hammocks offer the perfect spot for reading. Al fresco dining is available on the front porch for balmy tropical evenings, or our indoor dining table seats 7-8. We have a breezy outdoor seating area on the front porch overlooking the Gulf, and a cozy conversation area on the back porch. Unlike many homes which are merely 'gulf view' or which require a long walk across the island on hot sand, our home is directly on the beach. We even have a tropical tiki hut nestled in the dunes, perfect for watching the sunset with a glass of wine...and a quiet tropical garden under the sea grapes, with orchids, frangipani, bamboo and ginger. We have spent over 25 years making Coconut Hideaway a very special and unique beach cottage to share with friends and family.

Each of the two main bedrooms offers both a king-size bed and an additional small daybed perfect for small children. The cozy sleeping porch has a single daybed with an additional trundle and has its own private entrance. (Teenagers love the privacy! Please note, however, this is a very small room.) We feature 100% cotton linens which are included with your rental as are all kitchen utensils, beach towels, chairs, beach umbrella and a use of a free dock slip for your boat. The kitchen features new granite counter tops, bread maker, blender, microwave, toaster oven, coffee grinder and crock pot. Two refrigerators offer plenty of space for extra ice, sodas and snacks. We also offer access to our fully stocked pantry, so you don't have to bring as many groceries. From canned goods and spices to rice and drink mixes, we keep our pantry stocked with a variety of food items just in case you don't feel like heading to the mainland for a shopping trip.

As part of the barrier island chain that includes Sanibel and Captiva Island, Little Gasparilla Island offers the peace and serenity that those overcrowded islands cannot. As a bridge-less barrier island, accessible only by water taxi, Little Gasparilla Island has fewer tourists, no high rises and no crowds on the beach. You vacation with dolphins and egrets, gopher tortoises and sea turtles. Unlike the congested 'condo/townhome' complexes to the south, the beach in front of Coconut Hideaway is rarely crowded.

The fishing is superb from the beach or the dock, and children and adults alike will also enjoy shelling, snorkeling, riding skim boards or simply floating on a raft. Noisy nightlife is non-existent, though you may encounter ghost crabs or giant sea turtles on the beach. There is daily water taxi service to and from the island, so mainland visits are relatively convenient.

There are several golf courses within 10 minutes of the marina, and an excellent fish market (Miss Cindy's) just across Placida Bay. There are charming gift and souvenir shops in the villages of Placida and Boca Grande.

Please note that most all houses on Little Gasparilla island are on stilts. Unfortunately, we are not handicap-accessible. We provide baby gates for stairs inside the home but small children will require supervision on the stairs.

Please note there is no smoking in the beach house. Our personal website has many additional photos and more information about the house and the island. (See the link for more information below the calendar.) Please note that for your protection and ours, we do not always update the availability calendar but you may e-mail us to double-check availability. (And you may also e-mail us to be placed on a cancellation list. We often have cancellations, so even if your desired date is booked, that can change.) We always respond to inquiries quickly. We apologize for any inconvenience if your preferred date is already booked.

We think you will find your vacation on Little Gasparilla Island to be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays ever! And, at Coconut Hideaway, we try to make it as easy as possible to have a stress-free vacation.

'Just bring your groceries, your bathing suit and a tropical attitude™.'

*** FREE WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS ***
*** LARGE SCREEN HDTV with DVR ***
*** BEACH UMBRELLA, BOOGIE BOARDS, FLOATS, RAFTS and BEACH TOYS PROVIDED***
*** ACCESS TO FULLY-STOCKED PANTRY ***
*** PETS OK; (pet fee may be assessed) ***
*** TROPICAL GARDEN AND TIKI HUT ***
*** CONCIERGE SERVICE (meets you at the dock and helps transport bags and groceries to the house***

Service 'extras' such as water taxi and extra maid service during your stay may be available by prior arrangement. Ask about boat and jet ski rentals, golf cart rentals, guided fishing trips, sea turtle patrols, sea plane tours, etc. The house is to be occupied by no more than 6 persons without prior approval, any party falsely representing the number of people in the home will be subject to immediate eviction without refund. In the event authorities order a mandatory evacuation from the island because of hurricane, you will receive a prorated refund.

Keywords: Beachhouse, Beachfront, Gulf-front, Beach Vacation, Little Gasparilla Island, beach, private, tropical, florida, cottage, honeymoon, vacation, shelling, private island

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                We must be notified prior to your arrival with the number of pets you will be bringing; a non-refundable pet deposit of $100 may be collected for 2 or more pets to cover additional cleaning....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                The entire island is very quiet and safe and the beach is fun for kids of all ages....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                At least two renters must be age 25...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                This is a non-smoking home....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 child bed

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              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Bedroom 3

                Trundle makes a king; bedroom is quite small....moreless

              • King size beds (2) Two bedrooms -- the master and the loft bedroom -- offer a king size bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Sleeping porch offers two twins (daybed and a trundle) with a private entrance perfect for teenagers., Child Beds (1) Each bedroom also offers a daybed perfect for ages 2 to 8., Baby Cribs (1) A portable crib (pack and play) is also available for your use., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa-bed in the living room is queen-size. We also offer an aero-bed for more flexibility....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Main floor has one large bathroom with 6 ft tub, shower, bidet, sink, toilet and linen closet. Downstairs has an open-air outdoor shower and another toilet....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Utensils include large shrimp pot, crock pot, blender, bread maker, electric frypan, coffee grinder, toaster oven -- even a coconut shredder!...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen features granite countertops and a fully stocked pantry for your convenience....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                We offer an extra full-size refrigerator for spare ice, sodas and snacks....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                7...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 7 people

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking is available at the marina on the mainland where you catch the water taxi....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                100% cotton sheets, variety of foam and down pillows...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All linens are provided, including beach towels....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Free use of dock slip for your boat...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Large Capacity Washer in residence...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central heat and air conditioning...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Dryer in residence...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Home offers a piano, a downstairs outdoor shower, two spacious porches front and back, and handmade cotton hammocks for relaxing. There are also movies, a small in-home library, lots of games and puzzles, coloring books and craft projects....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Satellite TV is available in the living room and upstairs bedroom. We have DVR so you can tape and watch your favorite shows at your convenience....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    A selection of CD's is available. We also offer a piano and a selection of sheet music....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Numerous VHS tapes and DVDs are available for your enjoyment...moreless

                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Computer Available:

                    We have a Dell laptop available for guests. It is an older model but fine for checking e-mail, etc....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wi-fi is included with your rental but usage is limited due to high data costs on the island....moreless

                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        We have the best 'pool' you could imagine....the warm Gulf of Mexico!...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        We have a tropical garden behind the house with ginger, orchids, frangipani, bamboo and other tropical plantings....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        A tiki-hut downstairs offers a shady spot for a tropical drink....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony
                      • Lanai / Gazebo

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities

                      Location & View

                          • Beachfront:

                            Our home sits directly on the beach. No peek-a-boo 'partial water view' here!...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Restaurants
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Golf
                          • Fishing
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Kayaking
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shopping
                          • Shelling
                          • Surfing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                           

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                          7 night min stay

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                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Tax Rate 12%

                          Notes:

                          Holiday surcharge of $500; $100 extra per person for more than 6 guests; $300 reservation/security deposit required upon booking to hold date. 30-day cancellation notice required for stays of 1 week; 60-day cancellation for 2 weeks or more. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pet fee of $100/pet may be assessed for two or more pets.


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                          Last updated: 08/17/2014
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                          Location

                          Little Gasparilla Island is located just off the coast of SW Florida...just north of Sanibel and Captiva. There are several golf courses on the mainland, kayak and jet ski rentals nearby and charming Boca Grande and Old Englewood nearby with shops and galleries and fine dining. Please note the island has NO BRIDGE...you can only get there by boat or water taxi....you cannot drive your car to the island! It's an adventure to get here!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1980

                          About the owner: Buddy was a motion picture director in LA -- but originally from Florida -- and Laurie was a marketing executive in Chicago. We moved back to Florida in 1985 when we built Coconut Hideaway! When we retired, we became antique dealers and traveled the world collecting unique and eclectic mementos for our beach house. The house is filled with antiques and artwork and things we love. Now we enjoy sharing this very special island with our friends, family and guests!

                          Why the Owner Chose Little Gasparilla Island:
                          As a native Floridian, I found Little Gasparilla Island most closely resembled the Florida I grew up in years ago.....no high-rises on the beach, no traffic-clogged roads and few tourists. Many days you can walk on the beach without seeing another soul....we also love the natural environment, the beautiful clean beaches and the lack of unsightly seawalls. Island neighbors are friendly and welcoming and always willing to help out! Little Gasparilla is a mystical island for us and we never tire of spending time here with family and friends.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          This home was designed and built by us based on the things we love....antique cupboards rather than typical kitchen cupboards, hardwood floors, high ceilings, lots of ceiling fans and large, open rooms. Our home is comfortable and totally unique, fully stocked with virtually everything you need for a fun family vacation...including sunscreen, bug spray, beach umbrella, boogie boards and rafts. Our palm-thatched tiki hut offers a sheltered spot when winter's breezes are a bit chilly and a cool respite from the midday sun. The home is spacious enough for a large family, but cozy and romantic for a couple. Our colorful hammocks allow you to fully enjoy the tropical breezes and -- best of all -- we have spectacular views of the Gulf from nearly every room in the house. You can listen to the waves every night when your head hits the pillow! Extras include free wireless internet access, a piano, a library, a large HDTV with satellite and TIVO, access to our fully stocked pantry, movies and CD's and lots of beach toys. We have central air conditioning for those still summer nights, but we prefer to open the doors and let the balmy breezes flow through the house!


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                          Photos

                          • Coconut Hideaway Beachhouse Little Gasparilla Island.

                            Coconut Hideaway Beachhouse Little Gasparilla Island.

                          • Favorite spot in the house!

                            Favorite spot in the house!

                          • Living room has seating for 10, oriental carpets and 17 ft. ceilings.

                            Living room has seating for 10, oriental carpets and 17 ft. ceilings.

                          • Dining area features antiques, artwork and Gulf views.

                            Dining area features antiques, artwork and Gulf views.

                          • Can you imagine a nicer spot for lunch?

                            Can you imagine a nicer spot for lunch?

                          • front porch looking south toward Boca Grande

                            front porch looking south toward Boca Grande

                          • View from the sandbar.

                            View from the sandbar.

                          • Chandelier plants (succulents) that bloom in the winter.

                            Chandelier plants (succulents) that bloom in the winter.

                          • A spectacular Little Gasparilla sunset.

                            A spectacular Little Gasparilla sunset.

                          • Upstairs bedroom has 360-degree views of the island.

                            Upstairs bedroom has 360-degree views of the island.

                          • Front porch with views of the Gulf

                            Front porch with views of the Gulf

                          • Wide variety of shells you can find on the beach!

                            Wide variety of shells you can find on the beach!

                          • Country kitchen and dining area

                            Country kitchen and dining area

                          • Country kitchen with granite countertops.

                            Country kitchen with granite countertops.

                          • Master bedroom with 17-ft. ceilings.

                            Master bedroom with 17-ft. ceilings.

                          • Coconut Hideaway Beachhouse
Little Gasparilla Island

                            Coconut Hideaway Beachhouse Little Gasparilla Island

                          • Upstairs bedroom with daybed for children.

                            Upstairs bedroom with daybed for children.

                          • Cozy sleeping porch/3rd bedroom with two twins.

                            Cozy sleeping porch/3rd bedroom with two twins.

                          • Our 'hula skirt' umbrella offers a shady spot on the beach.

                            Our 'hula skirt' umbrella offers a shady spot on the beach.

                          • View from the front porch; Little Gasparilla Island

                            View from the front porch; Little Gasparilla Island

                          • Our tropical tiki hut nestled in the dunes.

                            Our tropical tiki hut nestled in the dunes.

                          • Coconut Hideaway Beachhouse view; Little Gasparilla Island

                            Coconut Hideaway Beachhouse view; Little Gasparilla Island

                          • Comfortable back screened porch

                            Comfortable back screened porch

                          • If you are lucky you might spot manatees swimming at the dock or off the beach.

                            If you are lucky you might spot manatees swimming at the dock or off the beach.

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                          Sleeps 6

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