Incredible Island Special Close to Beach & Dock Access
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- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Little Gasparilla Island house description
Escape from the everyday hustle and bustle and experience your ultimate get away. Come stay with us on Little Gasparilla Island, Florida's Best Kept Secret. Little Gasparilla Island is a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico next to Boca Grande. It is only a five minute boat ride from the mainland, yet it is a world apart. The island is surrounded by world class fishing waters. It boasts a seven mile stretch of un-crowded, white sandy beach and miles of nature trails. Beachgoers and fisherman alike enjoy this beautiful island paradise. There is something for everyone. If you are looking for an extraordinary vacation, you have found your destination!
The spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath house is cozy, comfortable and very clean. It was recently renovated and is decorated with bright Florida colors and is fully equipped with all the conveniences of home including satellite TV with movie channels, DVD/VCR, and video library. Relax, read, eat breakfast, or enjoy an afternoon drink on the upstairs screened in lanai. Our home is on a large lot that provides privacy with plenty of space to enjoy sporting activites, outdoor grilling, or just relaxing on the downstairs patio deck. The house is located just a couple of hundred feet from the beach and from the intercoastal where you can dock your boat, or come and go on the water taxi. On the main land, there are grocery stores, movie theaters, restaurants, shops and golf courses. Many restaurants are accessible by boat. Scenic tours and fishing charters are available for your sight seeing and fishing needs. There is world class fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Snapper, Redfish, and more on these beautiful waters. At the end of your day, wind down by joining your neighbors on the beach with your favorite beverage to watch our spectacular sunsets and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive green flash!!
Keywords: Cozy & Comfortable True Triopical Island Home, Gorgeous Sunsets, One of a Kind, White Sandy Beach, Golf Cart Rides, Boating, Fishing, Fun, Friends, Beautiful Water, Swimming, Sunbathing, Dolphins, Manatees, Turtles, Shells, Secluded, Romantic, Long Walks, No Cars, Great for Kids, Paradise!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Wood Fireplace
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We took our family to this house in Little Gasparilla Island the week of July 10. The house was great. 3 Big rooms, clean and comfortable. The upstairs TV did not work, but we had an ipad for the kids and they were playing downstairs most of the time anyway. Had everything you needed just make sure you bring your food as it will be a hassle if you forgot anything. The owners were fantastic and very accommodating. The house is a 3-5 min walk to the beach. All in all, good place to stay. The reason for the 4 stars is that the island mosquitoes were awful and bit up my kids (always had bug spray). The beach was ok, not enough sand but the kids had a great time and that is what matters. Thanks again Susan.
- Guest Calle (United States)
- Date of stay 07/10/13
- Review Submitted 07/19/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We were looking for a great quiet get away from everything place to go for a couple of days and slow down after the holidays. We had an amazing stay and really felt relaxed after our time on the Island. We got up and went for walks, went out on the boat, went to the beach. After a day on the water we went back and grilled out and spent time playing games. Susan and her family were great and went out of their way to make certain that we had everything we needed and were enjoying our stay. Unlike the other review on this house we found it to be perfect for us. It was clean and well equipped and had plenty of room for all of us. We can't wait to find time to be able to return!
- Guest Mrs U (United States)
- Date of stay 12/27/11
- Review Submitted 06/10/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
We absolutely LOVE Little Gasparilla Island and this was a last-minute stay. One of the owners gave us the phone # to her cleaning lady who resides on the island (and serves as a manager-type for the owner) and for $25, she would meet us at the dock and take our bags to the house and settle us in. We did hire her for this service and after getting to the house, she said she would be back the next day to check on us and bring the kids some books on turtles (as it was nesting season); she never did show up, therefore we didn't have any opportunity to resolve the following: upstairs tv didn't work (bad for occupying kids at night), ants invaded the kitchen, including the garbage can, there was no broom in the house (a must for after sandy beach days), and there were only 3 washcloths. Apparently, a large family occupied 5 houses on the island before we came, one of which was this property. This family converged in one house to eat their meals and in doing so, removed some of the kitchen supplies from this house. She was also supposed to return those the next day but since she didn't show, we had to seriously improvise on the cooking. After we returned home, I e-mailed one of the owners and advised of the problems we had (in addition to one of the downstairs bathrooms becoming inoperable); she offered no apologies or resolution. In trying to get my security deposit back, Owner informed me that the cleaning lady told her she had to spend an extra hour cleaning the house up after us and would be passing that cost along to me. I assured her that not only am I a neat freak, I brought laundry soap on the trip and even washed some of the linens we used. The only thing we couldn't do was sweep the floor (no broom/vacuum). Long story short, the cleaning lady flat out LIED about the condition the house was in. Having a legal background, I knew I should have taken exit pictures but I surely thought they'd be pleased with the condition. When the mis-truths were brought to the Owner's attention (everyone in our party would attest to same), along with the issues we had with the property, again there was NO apology offered, NO resolution. This is very unfortunate as I've rented on this island a couple of times before and had no issues. The only reason this review is rated "fair" and not "poor" is that the weather and the island were beautiful and we had a roof over our heads.
- Guest Diverse Consumer (Florida )
- Date of stay 08/05/11
- Review Submitted 09/08/11
Owner response: As the owner/management of this property, we would like to respond to this renters review. Our cleaning service also supplies a service that meets renters at the dock to transport their luggage and groceries to the house for a fee of $25.00. This renter was well aware that she was to communicate with us, the owner /management except for calling this service when arriving at the dock for their transportation to the house. It is unfortunate that during their stay they never communicated with us to report any of these issues. If so, they would have easily been resolved. 1. The TV - Our advertisement for this property states there is a TV with satellite, VCR/DVD player which is located in the family room. It does not state anywhere that there is a TV in a bedroom for children's entertainment, so this is not an issue. 2. The ants - If the renter would have noified us, we could have had the pest control company that takes care of our house go back as they were recently there for the regular pest control treatment. 3. The broom/vacuum - There is a vacuum in the house. There are two brooms, one in the house and one in the laundry room. If she had informed us that the one in the house had been broken, we could have had one delivered immediately. 4. Three washclothes - This is perplexing because the cleaning service reported that there were 10 prior to their arrival and 7 after their departure. 5. Bathroom inoperable - The cleaning service reported the bathroom was working properly. We checked ourselves after the complaint and everything was in order. Furthermore, the transportation service informed us the renters had 9 people staying in the house as opposed to 6 as she had stated in the rental agreement. Because the house was left in such poor condition and they dirtied 8 sets of sheets (2 sets of sheets for every bed in the house) the cleaning service had to charge an additional $25.00 which was charged to the renter. We also told her that we were waiving the charge for the extra people she brought without informing us, even though she misrepresented this on the rental agreement. This incident is very disappointing to us as this is our first complaint after renting this property for over 5 years. We have never had to pass along any extra charges to any of our many renters. We've always been responsive to our renters and pride ourselves on our customer service. We have had many repeat customers because they love staying at our property.
Island Special $900/wk A $300 security deposit is required Tax rate- 12%. Cleaning fee- $125.
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