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Large 4BR Island House with Partial Gulf View (Sleeps 10)

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Your Private Vacation Beach House, 'The Rum Runner'

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This tropical paradise offers both beach access and boat dock access on this bridgeless barrier island. Relax and enjoy some 'R & R' in this lovely 4 Bedroom/2 Bath house on stilts, which sleeps up to 10 people very comfortably. You will have 2 King bedrooms, 1 Queen bedroom, and 4 twin (bunk) beds.

Enjoy the wonderful Gulf View sunsets from the large screened Lanai at treetop level as well as from the greatroom, dining area, and kitchen. Explore the island with the electric Golf Cart included in your rental. Fish off the community dock, where you can also dock your boat (if you bring or rent one--must be 21' or shorter). Enjoy the huge lower deck with hammock and chairs for cool nights of relaxing. Keep the kids happy with two satellite TVs, two DVD players, a stereo/CD/iPod player, games, jigsaw puzzles, books, and more. Check out our SPECIAL FEATURE: A 2- or 3-person CANOE with ice chest and dry box.

Our property managers will provide you with a packet of information to help you get settled in to your 'home away from home'. They can help you arrange for transportation to and from the island and answer any questions you may have. ***New feature: You can arrange ahead of time for meals to be delivered and waiting for you in your refrigerator/freezer! Also, they can provide you with a disk which will allow you to connect to a local Dial-up (slow speed) Internet service, if you wish.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one responsible person 25 years or older. Only licensed drivers may drive the golf cart; it is the law....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Close to beach and lots of games, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs for viewing in living room and/or one bedroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only on porch (with glass doors closed) and outside. Owner has asthma and allergies. Please be careful to put out your cigarettes; our island is usually very dry and can easily catch on fire....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, Owners have allergies....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Central Air Conditioning/Heat, all Cooking and Dining Utensils provided, all Linens and Pillows provided, Hammock, Electric Golf Cart, Electric Stove/Oven, Dishwasher, Toaster, Coffeemaker, Hand Mixer, Blender, Beach Chairs, Towels, & Umbrella, Books, Games, Jigsaw Puzzles, DVDs for viewing. Garbage Pick Up available. Sorry, NO SMOKING in house, NO PETS ALLOWED--owners have allergies. Bring your own fishing gear. For Dial-up (slow speed) Internet access, ask our property manager for a disk before coming to the island. Recently-added feature: A 2- or 3-person CANOE with built-in ice chest and dry box....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Lots of DVDs, for children as well as adults....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library:

    Lots of movie DVDs and music CDs for all age groups....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    A nice view from the screened porch at treetop level as well as from the greatroom, dining area, and kitchen. Just about 150 steps to the dune walkover to the Gulf of Mexico beach....moreless

  • Water View:

    A partial view of the Gulf of Mexico from the screened porch at treetop level as well as from the greatroom, dining area, and kitchen. Just steps to the dune walkover to the beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Linens Provided:

    Also beach towels and chairs...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Greatroom, open to kitchen and dining area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Dockage for one boat (up to 23 feet)--boat rental not included...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Only for local and emergency calls. Bringing a cell phone is recommended. For Dial-up (slow speed) Internet access, ask our property manager for a disk before coming to the island....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For bathing and beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    On same floor as bedrooms...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Can be arranged with property managers ahead of time; and several restaurants can be reached by boat or water taxi....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need except food and disposables (e.g., ziplocs, foil, handi-wrap, napkins)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Includes an R.O. water system under the kitchen sink--for water that tastes better than the piped-in water, which is also potable....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Lovely Gulf view from large screened Lanai as well as from the greatroom, dining area, and kitchen....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 15 - Jul 31, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,540 $4,800
Low Season
Aug 1 - Dec 14, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,320 $4,100
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

$1,540 $4,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: Stays of less than 7 nights are prorated on a 5-night basis, not a 7-night basis. Therefore, the price quoted here may be less than actual price you will be charged. Call or email for actual quote.

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Please contact for pricing for stays of less than one week. Prices quoted here are not exact, for stays of less than 7 nights.


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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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Location

100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Just steps to the Gulf of Mexico!

Sunbathing, Exploring the Island in the Electric Golf Cart provided (adult, licensed drivers only, per the law), Relaxing in the Hammock, canoeing, enjoying Gorgeous Sunsets (from the beach and from the screened porch)--a wonderful place to 'Get Away From It All'! Bring your own fishing gear. PLEASE NOTE: Stays of less than 7 nights are prorated on a 5-night basis, not a 7-night; therefore, the price listed here may be below the actual rate per night.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: In 1984, we bought a lot on this beautiful island for a vacation home. After 20 years, we sold the lot and purchased this wonderful house with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. We hope all our renters enjoy their stay and all the amenities of our 'home away from home'.

Why the Owner Chose Little Gasparilla Island:
We live most of the year on the east coast of Florida, and we enjoy the Atlantic Ocean; but our favorite areas are along the west coast of Florida, especially on LGI, where the waves are more tame, colorful shells are plentiful, and the fish and shrimp are great for catching and eating. Quite often, you can see dolphin frolicking in the Gulf and the Bay. [Please remember NOT to take any live shells; these little animals need to stay in the water in order to survive.]

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Fishing and boating are wonderful along the coast and within the waters between the barrier islands and the mainland. This is the 'Tarpon Capitol of the World'. Our beaches are not crowded at all and you and your family will have fun exploring the island in our golf cart, which is provided for our renters' use. We sincerely hope that your stay in The Rum Runner house will be a relaxing and memorable one. We have tried to include all the necessities for a carefree, enjoyable vacation in our spacious home on this 'old Florida' style island. Please leave us your comments in our 'Guestbook', which you will find in the greatroom. To you and your family and/or friends: Happy Islanding!


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Photos

  • Your Private Vacation Beach House, 'The Rum Runner'

    Your Private Vacation Beach House, 'The Rum Runner'

  • Relax and enjoy the quiet on your own private screened lanai

    Relax and enjoy the quiet on your own private screened lanai

  • Comfortable Tropical Furnishings--Sleeps up to 10 people

    Comfortable Tropical Furnishings--Sleeps up to 10 people

  • Just one corner of the spacious Great Room with Cathedral Ceiling

    Just one corner of the spacious Great Room with Cathedral Ceiling

  • "Get Away From It All" on this Bridgeless Barrier Island

    "Get Away From It All" on this Bridgeless Barrier Island

  • NEW FEATURE:  A 2- or 3-person Canoe with paddles, cushions, and a set of wheels

    NEW FEATURE: A 2- or 3-person Canoe with paddles, cushions, and a set of wheels

  • Miles of Uncrowded Beach, just steps away from "The Rum Runner" house

    Miles of Uncrowded Beach, just steps away from "The Rum Runner" house

  • Spacious Great Room with living, dining, and kitchen areas

    Spacious Great Room with living, dining, and kitchen areas

  • The Galley of The Rum Runner--a great place to "gather 'round".

    The Galley of The Rum Runner--a great place to "gather 'round".

  • The Dune Walkover, just steps to the Beach

    The Dune Walkover, just steps to the Beach

  • Explore the island in our electric golf cart.

    Explore the island in our electric golf cart.

  • Watch Gorgeous Sunsets on the Beach or from Your Screened Porch

    Watch Gorgeous Sunsets on the Beach or from Your Screened Porch

VRBO #40863

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/30/2015
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561-676-6900 (Florida, USA)

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Large 4BR Island House with partial Gulf View (Sleeps 10)

Little Gasparilla Island #40863

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