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Recent Little Gasparilla Island reviews

  • My Own Little Piece of Paradise

    "Dolphin Pass, it was perfect. I wanted the family to have time to spend together, to get away from every day stuff and Little Gasparilla is the ideal place for that. I loved the house, it was equipped with everything and more that you could ask for. We enjoyed kayaking with our dog Daizy who really loved the island. The beach was paradise, perfect for long morning walks. The sunsets were unreal, just breathtaking. I rented a golf cart, which wasn't needed but was fun and we explored the island and the kids really liked having wheels. We only left the Island twice once to golf and once to go grocery shopping. Emmett was so nice , he even invited us to his place at the Etowa River. Christmas weather was great about 75-80 deg. and sunny but with the wind never hot. I would love to come back in the summer."
    Guest: Alissa L. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 14, 2015
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  • Exceeded our high hopes

    "We are a family of four with a 10 year-old daughter and an 8 year-old son and just returned from a marvelous week at Cabbage Palm Cottage on Little Gasparilla Island. All of us had a great time on our first visit to the area. The island is peaceful, the people are friendly, the beach is lovely, and the sense of calm and quiet is wonderful. There is a real "getting away from it all" feeling amplified by taking a boat there and having no cars around. Also facilitating the experience is the fact that the house itself is bright and beachy and thoughtfully stocked with everything we needed to relax and have fun. Laura and Steve are amazingly kind and considerate hosts. They called to check on us our first full day and later encouraged us to stay over an extra night since no one was coming right behind us. If you are looking to escape, want to stay put and enjoy a special place once you get there, don't need a lot of extraneous stimulation to enjoy yourself, and do want a beautiful environment to appreciate nature (wonderful sunsets!), this is an ideal place. We already look forward to returning."
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 20, 2015
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  • Way beyond our expectations!

    "Even though I had talked with former renters of this property and they had described it in glowing terms, I was beyond thrilled when we arrived at Coconut Hideaway! Our party consisted of my husband and myself, my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren aged eleven and eight. Each of us immediately loved the house and the location. The decor of the house was enchanting. Very "old Florida" with amazing furniture, lighting, decorative items galore. I never tired of looking at our surroundings. We were there for a week, preparing three meals a day, and there was not a kitchen gadget or tool that we lacked. In fact, several choices were offered as well as a great selection of dishware. It was the same for bedding, towels, games, beach chairs and toys. And the pantry! What a lifesaver! No matter how you plan there is always that forgotten item or two. We never missed a beat with our meal plans as the pantry was so well stocked. The proximity to the beach was perfect without having to peek around other buildings. We could lounge on the spacious porch and watch dolphins swim by and many, many shore birds. The kids loved the water and collecting shells every day. In fact our grandson's birthday was during our stay and even though he was offered opportunities to go to the mainland to celebrate, he chose to stay on the island....."more fun." It goes without saying how gorgeous the sunsets were right there before our eyes. I know how difficult it is to rent a beach house sight-unseen, but I sincerely feel no one would be disappointed in their choice of Coconut Hideaway. Unfortunately we did not get to meet Bud and Laurie, but everyone we spoke to, who knew them, had only the kindest of words. My son-in-law is an avid fisherman and was able to supply us with several meals fresh from the ocean. What a treat that was. My husband and the kids all fished as well. I was a bit anxious about the water taxi, but that proved to be unfounded. They were prompt and very helpful in transporting us back and forth. Actually quite a little adventure in itself. One feature that was very important to us was the element of safety and comfort in our surroundings. We never locked the door. Every person we encountered was friendly and welcoming. Our week flew by and we all left hoping to one day return for another visit to an exceptional spot on an exceptional barrier island."
    Guest: Joan M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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  • Getaway

    "My husband and I recently stayed at this unit which was neat, tidy and fully equipped with all the necessary kitchen supplies and linens. The view is lovely of the lake. It is conveniently located near the picnic area, community pool and ferry. The golf cart made it easy to get around the island. The beach is private and we enjoyed our long walks collecting shells. The owner's prompt response to our requests was greatly appreciated. This is a great getaway. Enjoy."
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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