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Last updated: 09/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Little Gasparilla Island condo description

CLOSEST rental to the beach at Hideaway Bay

Our townhouse has the master suite upstairs with a King size bed and private full bathroom. On the main level we have the 2nd bedroom with Bunkbed. The bunkbed offers a Full size bed over a Full size bed with a Full size pull out trundle. The second bedroom has a full bath in the adjacent hallway that can be made private by simply closing the door to the hall. The main level also has the living room with a brand new fold out double sleeper bed. The fully stocked kitchen and dining area with seating for six, create the 'great room' that is the main living area of the townhouse. The family room has a flat screen television with DirectTV service. Attached to the living area is a screened in porch with table and chairs that looks directly out onto the beach. At the end of the day relax on the screened patio to watch the most beautiful sunsets on Florida's west coast. Our unit is the CLOSEST rental to the beach in all of Hideaway Bay Beach Club with island decor just recently redecorated in 2012.

Below the main level is an enclosed storage area that houses the golf cart, charcoal grill, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys, 2 kayaks and many more island friendly items for your enjoyment. The lower level also has an outdoor shower and wash area. It is very popular to enjoy the shade that is offered under the unit to relax and wind down at the end of the day. After the sun goes down enjoy a movie or play a board game with your family from the large library.

Spend your vacation on a boat access ONLY island. No bridges, cars, malls...(no commercial interest) distinctly different, by design. No high-rises, OLD FLORIDA... the last of it's kind. Catch our private Ferry to shuttle you across the ICW to the pristine Little Gasparilla Island. (Named for the legendary...Jose' Gaspar the infamous pirate) This island is for those that want to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL' This 7 mile island is known worldwide for the spectacular shells that wash up daily. On a typical day walking the beach you may only encounter a few other people. One third of the island is a State Park so the density on the island is extremely low.

Enjoy your day walking on the beach, basking in the sun, taking a golf cart ride around the island to see the eclectic historic homes and beach cottages. Make friends with all of the critters that call the island home.... Osprey, Gopher tortoise, Great Blue Heron, beach crabs, sand pipers, and just off shore, the world's best Tarpon fishing as well as Red Fish and Snook. A very short walk to the beach is an evening ritual on the island to watch the sun set slowly into the horizon. The darkness of the island will then give way to some of the best star gazing that city dwellers will ever see. There is practically no light pollution on the island. Some may even be lucky enough to witness the magnificent Loggerhead Turtles laying their eggs.

A short five minute ride back to the mainland on our Ferry will bring you within a half mile of the causeway to the luxurious island of Boca Grande, a popular vacation spot for the rich and famous. (former presidents, movie stars, recording artist (Rock & country), film producers, Corporate moguls ... you never know who you will see) Fine dining, shopping and sightseeing await you there.

Paradise, heaven on earth, island life, Hideaway Bay... by any name, it is a vacation you will want to return to as soon as you are able.


UNLESS OTHERWISE ARRANGED:

Check out ..... leave the island on the 10:00 am ferry
Check in........arrive on the island on the 2:00pm ferry

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We wish we could allow them, but our homeowners association only allows property owners to bring their pets aboard the ferry....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            minimum age for renters 25 years old...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            smoking allowed on outdoor lanai ...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            HIDE A BED IN LIVING ROOM...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 bunk bed

            Full over Full with a Full Trundle...moreless

          • Upstairs Master bed... King size with private bathroom. Window view of the gulf of Mexico. Downstairs bedroom, Full size bunk beds with a full trundle and full bath Queen fold out in living room ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

            ...moreless

          • outdoor shower not private, but feels great after a swim in the Gulf

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The main dining table has a built in leaf that simply flips into place, to seat 6.. and six dining room chairs. outdoor patio also seats 6...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            You are welcome to anything you see in our pantry.. many guest leave their unopened, nonperishables that they never got around to using… ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            lattice storage below unit housing beach chairs, kayaks,...moreless

          • Parking:

            secured parking on the Mainland...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • This townhouse is the closest rental unit to the beach in all of Hideaway Bay Beach Club, and is newly decorated for your pleasure....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                many books in unit and a lending library at the pool...moreless

              • Toys:

                plentiful beach toys under unit in storage area....moreless

              • Television:

                DirecTV in Living room and both bedrooms ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                CD's in unit for your use...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library

              Communications

                  • Internet:

                    free Wi Fi… internet code 9416975665...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Our large heated pool is comfortable year around...moreless

                  • Heated Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    1 sit on top 2 man sit on top 2 man sit inside kayak...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    golf carts available for rental...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Water Sports Gear
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View:

                    Watch the sun set melt into the turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico from our private, screened in front porch.... all that you will need is a glass of wine ;) ...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Overlooking a pristine, practically private beach. Just a short cat walk away... approximately 200 steps... and there will be sand between your toes....moreless

                  • Oceanfront
                  • Ocean View
                  • Lakefront
                  • Lake View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Cycling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $145
                  $1,000 $3,600
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $90
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  If you are going to use the Golf Cart the $49.00 insurance fee is required. If you do not want to use the Golf Cart subtract the $49.00 fee from your total.

                  Unless otherwise arranged... Please make note of these times

                  CHECK IN 2:00 pm ferry

                  CHECK OUT 10:00 am ferry

                  We accept personal checks, paypal, MC, VISA, AmEx,Discover and cash… LOL

                  Rates will be reduced for multiple week/month rentals.

                  Holiday weeks are firm rates.


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                  Last updated: 09/04/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sarasota, FL
                  Little Gasparilla Island
                  Nearest Ferry
                  500 yards
                  Little Gasparilla Island
                  Nearest Train
                  NA
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  FL State Road 776
                  Little Gasparilla Island
                  Nearest Beach
                  200 steps
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Fishery Restaurant and Lounge
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Sunny Breeze Golf Course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Fishery Restaurant

                  Car: Recommended

                  Spend your vacation on a boat access ONLY island. No bridges, cars, malls...(no commercial interest) distinctly different, by design. No high-rises, OLD FLORIDA... the last of it's kind. Catch our private Ferry to shuttle you across the ICW to the pristine Little Gasparilla Island. ( Named for the legendary...Jose' Gaspar the infamous pirate) This island is for those that want to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL' This 7 mile island is known worldwide for the spectacular shells that wash up daily. Enjoy your day walking on the beach, basking in the sun, taking a golf cart ride around the island to see the eclectic historic homes and beach cottages. Make friends with all of the critters that call the island home.... Osprey, Gopher tortoise, Great Blue Heron, beach crabs, sand pipers, and just off shore, the world's best Tarpon fishing as well as Red Fish and Snook. At night walk on the beach to witness the magnificent Loggerhead Turtles laying their eggs.

                  At the end of the day relax on the screened lani to watch the most beautiful sunsets on Florida's west coast. Our unit is the CLOSEST rental to the beach in all of Hideaway Bay Beach Club with island decor just recently redecorated in 2012.

                  A short ride (5 minutes ) back to the mainland on our Ferry will bring you within a half mile of the causeway to the luxurious island of Boca Grande, a popular vacation spot for the rich and famous. (former presidents, movie stars, recording artist (Rock & country), film producers, Corporate moguls ... you never know who you will see) Fine dining, shopping and sightseeing await you there.

                  Paradise, heaven on earth, island life, Hideaway Bay... by any name, it is a vacation you will want to return to as soon as you are able.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1993

                  About the owner: We live in Sarasota, just about 45 minute from the island. We live the hectic life and were looking for a place on the water that we could take our family, totally away from the hustle and bustle of running our family business. We spent almost every weekend on the island when our daughter was young. It was very special to us, because there were no distractions and we could simply 'be a family'. We shelled, snorkeled, boated and fished during the day and at night we played cards, boardgames or watched a movie that we had been wanting to see. It 'forced' us to be a family. Some of the best memories of our lives are from weekends on Little Gasparilla Island. We would not change a thing. Our daughter is now grown with children of her own, and she relishes taking her family there to relive her childhood memories. We invite you and your family to begin a tradition of just simply 'being a family' together in our family's island paradise.

                  Why the Owner Chose Little Gasparilla Island:
                  Hideaway Bay Beach Club is unique in that we maintain our own private ferry to and from the island. ALL the other residents on the island must provide their own transportation to and from the island. This was a BIG plus for us. There are only a handful of boat access islands left in FL, that only allow golf cart traffic. We saw it as a 'laid back' type of old Florida that is so very rare these days. Flip flops, shorts, bathing suits, straw hats is the style of the day.... everyday. There's nothing hoity-toity about our little island.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  Our private Ferry is free for your use during your entire stay. We have a large heated pool that all guests are welcome to use. Beach chairs, umbrellas, golf cart, beach games, and a large selection of videos are all there for your enjoyment. Our well maintained Golf Cart with a lift kit is free for your use during your vacation, by licensed drivers. We provide the golf cart to you as a convenience. PLEASE WASH IT before you put it away when you leave.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Downstairs Bathroom

                    Downstairs Bathroom

                  • Fully equipped Kitchen

                    Fully equipped Kitchen

                  • The view of the beach from the master bedroom

                    The view of the beach from the master bedroom

                  • The Golfcart

                    The Golfcart

                  • The view from our Patio

                    The view from our Patio

                  • birds eye view… blue dot marks our place.

                    birds eye view… blue dot marks our place.

                  • Little Gasparilla is 7 miles long.

                    Little Gasparilla is 7 miles long.

                  • Lagerhead turtles lay their eggs at night.. VERY well protected by LAW...

                    Lagerhead turtles lay their eggs at night.. VERY well protected by LAW...

                  • Many protected and threatened  species make the island their home. PROTECTED!

                    Many protected and threatened species make the island their home. PROTECTED!

                  • great room with view of our patio

                    great room with view of our patio

                  • Master Bathroom

                    Master Bathroom

                  • spiral staircase to upstairs.
Dining table has built in leaf to seat 6

                    spiral staircase to upstairs. Dining table has built in leaf to seat 6

                  • screened in patio

                    screened in patio

                  • Heated Pool for year around comfort and relaxation.

                    Heated Pool for year around comfort and relaxation.

                  • Going down to the beach for the sunset each night is a must.

                    Going down to the beach for the sunset each night is a must.

                  • White Ibis… plentiful wildlife make the island their home.

                    White Ibis… plentiful wildlife make the island their home.

                  • Kayaking in the intercostal is calm and relaxing..

                    Kayaking in the intercostal is calm and relaxing..

                  • One of the boardwalks to the beach.

                    One of the boardwalks to the beach.

                  • Typical morning walk… not too crowded.. LOL

                    Typical morning walk… not too crowded.. LOL

                  • From our family to yours.. we hope you enjoy your island vacation.

                    From our family to yours.. we hope you enjoy your island vacation.

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

                  $145 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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