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Recent Little Gasparilla Island reviews

  • Every detail

    "We absolutely loved our trip to Coconut Hideaway. The island is unique and beautiful and a perfect place for nature lovers. We fished everyday, saw tons of beautiful birds and amazing sunsets every single night. The beach house is as comfortable as can be, it really feels like staying at a friend's home. When we needed anything from cinnamon sugar to sun screen, it was there. Every single detail, it could not have been any nicer. This is a place for people who want to connect with the people they are with."
    Guest: BA Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Fishing Paradise

    "Great fishing vacation with my wife and sons at Dock Envy. Beautiful unobstructed view of Bird Island, and a short walk to the gulfside beach. Owners are the best! Very helpful with anything and everything that we needed, including giving us a golf cart tour of the island and casting a net to catch some live bait for the boys. Boys caught everything from 15" Mangrove Snapper to large catfish to Rays to Snook, including a monster 42" Snook that made my 14 year old's year. The water taxi to the dock is comfortable and is a 5-minute boat ride from Eldred's Marina. Would recommend that you know how to throw a cast net for bait. There is baitfish galore and it is easily caught if you can throw a net, and the big boys like the mullet. Hold on for dear life is all I can say. Thanks John and Cindy for a memorable week; and we'll see you again soon."
    Guest: Fishing Family Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Our own piece of paradise!

    "Our family arrived after being in the keys for 5 days and it was so nice, and quite, and relaxing after all the touristy stuff! Theists had buckets full of shells within minutes of hitting the beach! First off, the house is everything the pictures show - the kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and utensils. The beds were comfortable with plenty of extra pillows and blankets. The bathrooms had plenty of fluffy towels. The laundry room was so convienent for running a couple of loads. The beach is gorgeous! We wrote down the tide schedule for the week so we knew when we would have the best shelling. There was also a storm that came though the night before we arrived and there were lots of big shells for the taking. During the week, my kids found over 100 sharks teeth, a mermaids purse, a horseshoe crab shell and lots and lots of shells! We also fished off the beach and caught a lemon shark and a devil ray. While swimming, sting rays would chase their dinner right between your legs! We also saw many dolphins right off the beach. Pirates water taxi was our way of getting back and forth to the island. Yes, it does get expensive, but they are running a business that is seasonal. I recommend making your reservations at least a week ahead of time if you go during the busy season. They are the only water taxi running out of Elreds Marina. Make sure you have everything you need so you don't have to go back and forth! We rented a golf cart for a couple of days from the guys on the island (I can't remember the name of their business) and it was a great way to see the island. I thought their rates were reasonable and we had some problems with one of the carts and they came and traded it with another one with no problem. This vacation was just what we needed for our family. Our kids are 11, 8 and 5 and they were never bored. One night we even took flashlights to the beach and searched for crabs! The stars - so many! We did do a day trip to a airboat Eco tour so we made it a day off the island and ate out, got ice cream and did some shopping. If you are looking to get away from the touristy crowds and just spend some time with your loved ones, Little Gasparilla Island is the place to go! The owners have equipped the home with everything you could need. Bring your clothes and lots of food and you will have a wonderful time!"
    Guest: Sheryl S. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 28, 2014
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  • Perfect for family!

    "We just arrived home from our first but not last trip to LGI. Hideaway Bay is a great location on the island. It is right in the middle of the gulf and bay. Orlando made everything so easy. He even happen to be at the house working when the first part of my family arrived and was nice enough to explain the water heater he just worked on. Then he called a few times after to make sure we were ok. I was very impressed with the amount of bath towels provided. But would suggest to get some new sheets for the queen bed upstairs. The set that was on them were a bit itchy so we changed them. But noticed the 2nd set had some holes in them. My parents slept in the King bed downstairs and loved the mattress so much that they took pictures of the tag to find one to buy at home. The queen bed upstairs was not as comfy but I can understand it would be hard to get a new mattress upstairs because of the spiral staircase. My aunt slept on the couch and she said she was very comfortable. We loved the lanai and the deck below the house. The place is so close to the beach even though it doesn't look like it in pictures. I was concerned about the ferry service but it turned out to be a very fun part of our vacation. We went across to mainland 3 out of the 6 days. We cooked in the kitchen each night and found it to be easy to use. I would suggest to sharpen the knives because they are rather dull and do not cut very well. This property is a great place to stay and Orlando is a very wonderful person to rent from. He is honest and trusting. We hope to return next year."
    Guest: Stewart4 Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 31, 2014
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