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"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 2015Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
"We can't say enough great things about our stay at LaLa Land. We were married on the beach near the house, and spent the following week fishing, floating, collecting shells, sand dollars and sharks teeth, and enjoying fabulous sunsets on the deck every night. The dolphins gave us a great show almost every day! Best vacation ever- and we will be back! We can't imagine a better place to unwind!"
Guest: Lara D.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
"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 2014Review Submitted: January 14, 2015
"We recently stayed at Bonnie's home for 2 weeks. It's wonderful and private yet only a minute's walk to the beach. We spent hours there every day. The weather was a bit cool for Feb but I did enjoy the outdoor shower once.
The price is right, appliances all work well, great tv reception. Going back next year for longer! Loved watching the ospreys on their nest (easily viewed from the bedroom window).
Neighbours Alice and Rod are so helpful and kind. They take such great care of you.
Thank you Bonnie! Thanks Alice and Rod!"
Guest: AliceDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 2, 2015