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Florida'S Best Kept Secret with Heated Pool

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Last updated: 12/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Boca Grande house description

No sprawling resorts or snowbird traffic jams -- just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the west coast of Florida, close to both the Sarasota and Fort Myers' airports, and two hours from Tampa's airport. Boca Grande is a barrier island just north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands -- like Key West without the crowds. Charming house in historic district, near town and beach. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, amazing shelling on white sand beaches, seaplane, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, fresh shrimp right off the boat at Whidden's Marina, tarpon fishing and shallow water fishing. Golf courses 10 minutes from Boca Grande. Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Excellent cook's kitchen. Wifi, 42-inch flat screen and Weber grill. People have come from 32 U.S. states, 7 countries and 28 Florida cities/towns to stay in my home -- many of them are repeat renters or have told their friends and famiy.


My house is in a lovely neighborhood and has a lot of privacy with all the landscaping I have done (front yard landscaping not reflected in the photos). If you would like to see more photos of the house please go to Homeaway property #103237. I do my best to help each of my renters have a wonderful, stress free holiday. I have a great kitchen for cooking – gas stove, all clad pots and pans, Wustof knives, a Weber grill and a charcoal one as well for those who prefer that. I have wireless and a large flat screen television (with lots of great dvds). I can also arrange to have a friend who is a third generation fisherman in Boca Grande give you a boat tour for lunch to Useppa Island Club, http://www.useppa.com/indexb.html or Cabbage Key, http://www.cabbagekey.com. He will tell you all about the history in that part of the world and has many fascinating stories about the people he has met flying and fishing, both famous and infamous. In addition he has a seaplane which is great fun even if just to see Boca Grande from the air. For back water fishing or lighter tackle fishing, I know another terrific guide. I can also steer you to the best massage therapists on the island. I will steer you to the best restaurants, shops and places to rent sports equipment. I really take great care to make sure that you will have the best, stress free vacation of your life! Susan Mansfield 203.866.9500

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility:

            Ground floor bedroom and full bath...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            As long as pet is well-behaved....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Outdoor: outdoor shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Downstairs bathroom has a tiled tub/shower and upstairs has a tiled shower. There is also an outdoor shower (with privacy screen) by the pool....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Dock for iPod. Jenn-Air gas stove in kitchen. 4 adult bikes, 2 children's bikes. Heated pool with jacuzzi jets and outdoor shower, central air/heat. Outdoor Weber gas grill and charcoal grill as well. Well-equipped kitchen with gas stove, Wustof knives, all clad pots and pans....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Satellite / Cable:

                42-inch flat screen with cable...moreless

              • Television:

                42' flat screen with cable....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Many popular dvd movies. Also available at Johan Fust Community Library, 1040 10th Street, 941.964.2488....moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                In kitchen, front porch and back porch near pool....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Separate upstairs and downstairs units....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                New Whirlpool in July 2014....moreless

              • Filtered Water
              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                At Boca Grande Community Center....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Calls within U.S. are free...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                High thread count, very soft...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Two comfortable couches and a swivel chair....moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Under carport and in front of the house....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Under carport....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Boat dockage and trailer parking available upon request....moreless

              • Telephone:

                (2)...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Bathroom and beach....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                New Whirlpool in July 2014....moreless

              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed wifi ...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                All clad pots and pans, very well equipped for people who like to cook....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plenty of dishes and utensils....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New in 2010 -- very quiet...moreless

              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Large kitchen with gas stove and large dining table that seats eight comfortably....moreless

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Bicycles:

                Can rent additional bikes at Island Bike 'N Beach, 333 Park Avenue, 941.964.0711...moreless

              • Boat
              • Deck / Patio:

                Patio around pool with comfortable cushioned chairs for relaxing and sunbathing....moreless

              • Golf
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaks and Stand up water boards can be rented at Inn Adventures on Gilcrest, 400 4th Street W, 941.964.4625 ...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Screened area around pool....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Beautiful private garden....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber gas grill and regular coal grill....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda:

                Front screened porch with table for eating and couch and chair for relaxing/reading....moreless

              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Tennis:

                Public tennis courts at Boca Grande Ballfield, 239 Banyan Street....moreless

              • Tennis Court
              • Water Sports Gear
              • Wood Deck

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Private Pool:

                12' x 22' x 4' (deep) with heated jacuzzi jets...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Pre-Holiday
                  Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,250
                  Holiday Season
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,850
                  January
                  Jan 3 - Jan 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,950
                  High Season
                  Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,850
                  May/June/July
                  May 1 - Jul 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,650
                  Value Season
                  Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,850

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $150 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

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                  Discounts for multiple weeks.


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                  Last updated: 12/02/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  No sprawling resorts of snowbird traffic jams, just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the West Coast of Florida, is less than 75 minutes from the Sarasota and Fort Myers airports and two hours from the Tampa airport. It is north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands. Like Key West without the crowds. Not even one traffic signal. Charming house in historic district. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, shelling on white sand beaches, sea plane, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, shrimp boat docks and tarpon fishing. Boat dockage and trailer space available.

                  Other Activities: shopping, seaplane

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1989

                  About the owner: I live in Rowayton CT and bought my house in Boca Grande in 1989. I own and run a communications firm and try to get to Boca Grande three times a year.

                  Why the Owner Chose Boca Grande:
                  Boca Grande is a very special place. When you cross the bridge it's as though you've gone back to an earlier time when life was simpler. It's one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in the world. People come from all over the world to stay in my home, but they also come from as close by as Sarasota -- a one hour drive. I've found that many Floridians think of Boca Grande as a vacation destination -- about 1/3 of my renters are from in-state.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  I work very hard to make sure my renters have a wonderful, relaxing vacation. I can arrange fishing (backwater and Tarpon), boat tours to nearby islands for swimming and lunch, book massages and let you know where to rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and provide a list of the best restaurants.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front of house with screened porch

                    Front of house with screened porch

                  • Another view of screened front porch

                    Another view of screened front porch

                  • View of living room looking towards front porch

                    View of living room looking towards front porch

                  • Heated pool and great place to eat

                    Heated pool and great place to eat

                  • Downstairs bedroom with queen bed

                    Downstairs bedroom with queen bed

                  • Upstairs bedroom with single bed

                    Upstairs bedroom with single bed

                  • Upstairs bathroom with tiled shower

                    Upstairs bathroom with tiled shower

                  • Old train depot, Loose Caboose, home of the best ice cream in the world

                    Old train depot, Loose Caboose, home of the best ice cream in the world

                  • Seems like a crowd for a beach in Boca Grande

                    Seems like a crowd for a beach in Boca Grande

                  • One of four beautiful churches in Boca Grande

                    One of four beautiful churches in Boca Grande

                  • Boca Grande Health Clinic (first rate health care)

                    Boca Grande Health Clinic (first rate health care)

                  • Beautiful plants all over Boca Grande including bougainvillea

                    Beautiful plants all over Boca Grande including bougainvillea

                  • Screened front porch -- great for eating, reading or sleeping

                    Screened front porch -- great for eating, reading or sleeping

                  • Living room with 42-inch flat screen television

                    Living room with 42-inch flat screen television

                  • Large kitchen with gas stove opens out onto pool area

                    Large kitchen with gas stove opens out onto pool area

                  • Screened area with outdoor shower

                    Screened area with outdoor shower

                  • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

                    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

                  • Upstairs bedroom with single bed

                    Upstairs bedroom with single bed

                  • Golf carts are the best way to get around Boca Grande

                    Golf carts are the best way to get around Boca Grande

                  • Playing in the water (beach just 4 blocks, 1 minute from house)

                    Playing in the water (beach just 4 blocks, 1 minute from house)

                  • Historic Boca Grande Lighthouse at BG Pass (tarpon fishing)

                    Historic Boca Grande Lighthouse at BG Pass (tarpon fishing)

                  • Banyon Street where generations of families have married

                    Banyon Street where generations of families have married

                  • Banyon Tree Pilates and Yoga (certified, excellent instructors)

                    Banyon Tree Pilates and Yoga (certified, excellent instructors)

                  • Banyon tree roots grow into trunks and the trees become huge

                    Banyon tree roots grow into trunks and the trees become huge

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  $1,850 - $3,850 per week (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/02/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/02/2014
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                  Connecticut

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