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Recent Little Gasparilla Island reviews

  • Coconut Hideaway, exceptional beach front home with more exceptional owners.

    "We spent two weeks at Coconut Hideaway. The first week it was just my husband and I. We walked on the beach, found hundreds of shark teeth, and just decompressed from our hectic work life. I must have read 5 or 6 books in the two weeks. We left the island only to pick our three kids up at the airport (and grocery shop on the way back) for the second week/Christmas week. We kayaked; fished from the kayaks, stand up paddle boarded on both the bay side and the gulf side. We explored around the small mangrove ‘islands’, found mangrove tunnels, and saw lots of ‘jumping fish’ (I think called ‘mullet’ fish. Everyone seems to comment that this house is ‘special’ and they are so right. It IS special in so many ways. Our jobs require many weeks of travel per year, and the impersonal nature of hotel rooms and rental condos gets very old, so no way did I want our vacation to feel like another work trip. It is so wonderful to walk into a home. A home that has been decorated with an eye for comfort and interesting places. A home stocked with all the little things you’d not think you’d miss over two weeks away from your own home. A home stocked with spices and herbs for cooking, and coffee filters, because it’s the little things that you forget about that add up fast, and I don’t mean just dollar-wise, but more convenience-wise. I forgot to buy coffee at the grocery store on our way, and I was so thankful that Laurie had plenty of extra there (which we replaced on our next grocery store visit, but just glad to have it!) Had I rented one of the other ‘empty’ houses or condos, which come with just standard cookware etc. I never would have remembered all the little things, and it would have taken away from the overall ease of the vacation. The weather varied over the two weeks from high 60’s to low 80’s. We had a couple of very windy days and huge waves, and we all had so much fun boogie boarding and building sand creatures. We had a little rain, for a couple of days, and having a fully stocked game cupboard was priceless. That started a gaming streak of Clue, Yahtzee, scrabble, trivial pursuit and Monopoly. It was so fun. We rented a stand up paddle board from Cape Haze Marina, which was so great we ended up purchasing it. What a great place to use it! Laurie is so helpful with making sure you know just what you need and how to get it organized as far as food/grocery store, the water taxi, etc. She's like a personal vacation assistant. We'll be back."
    Guest: Kimberly L. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 29, 2014
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  • Fantastic Week

    "We had a great time at this property. Secluded and beautiful and peaceful - who could ask for more? No roads or stores or distractions....just a beautiful stretch of beach that can't be beat. The water was great, the scenery gorgeous, the house was SO comfortable. I think we sat in every chair on that amazing screened in, wraparound deck. Every little nook was perfect at a different time of day - again, a very comfortable house. We had everything we needed and the hosts, Rebecca and Andrew, were terrific - Rebecca even picked up a few needed items for us when she went to the mainland. How great and thoughtful! Also loved being able to use their kayaks! We would totally consider coming here again - great, great, great!"
    Guest: Donna Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
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  • What a Great Week!

    "It doesn't get much better than watching the gulf waters from the deck, the fish swim under the deck and the dolphins swim by! We went to sleep with the sound of the surf and woke up to the same sound! Everyone in our group had the time of their lives, walking the beach, playing in the sand and the gulf and/or fishing off the beach. My favorite part was we never had to "pack up" to go to the beach! The week went by way too fast! The Beach Shak was as described, has tons of character and met our needs. The person who communicated with us was helpful, upbeat and made certain we had the information we needed. I would love to spend another week or two at the Beach Shak!"
    Guest: Cindy G. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • Desert and ocean collide!

    "Amazing! Comfortable and cozy even in inclement weather! Beach cottage style and wonderful views. This was our second year there and we totally loved every minute."
    Guest: Terry P. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 17, 2014
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