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Recent Little Gasparilla Island reviews

  • Great Location

    "As close to the beach as you can possibly get. Multiple rooms with tons of living space. A large L shaped couch and spacious area makes it perfect for a large group to hang out in. The balcony is in the water and gives a perfect view of the ocean and the surrounding stars at night. The owners were accommodating and I would rent again without hesitation."
    Guest: Hargett family Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
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  • From SD and CO

    "The island is a little bit of heaven. We stayed 5 weeks. Enjoyed lovely sunsets. Met many friendly people. The home was well equipped with everything we needed. Julie was always helpful and wanted us to call with any questions or concerns. There is a really nice pool also. If you are looking for a place to stay that is peaceful and quiet, this is the place to be."
    Guest: Donna Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 2015
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  • 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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  • You'll Want to Stay Forever

    "Very clean! Well kept and maintained property. Secluded from other homes on the island - very private. Lower level has beach equipment storage, washer/dryer, outdoor shower (for removing beach sand), and a mother-in-law apartment with it's own air conditioner and restroom/shower (perfect for Grandma). Upstairs has wrap around balcony with gas grill, screened-in porch with wicker seating for four, large kitchen and living room with plenty of room for kids to sprawl and plenty of kitchen wares (yay blender) and reverse osmosis drinking system, two bedrooms with K / Q, full bath. Laundry basket and hamper provided. Lots of towels and even a beach bag were in the linen closet! We had an issue with the tub faucet (island water blocked it up) but the owner John replaced it ... it was very handy to have him just at the end of the road. We also rented his golf cart which was a must for getting items from the boat to the house - we arrived after a major storm and dragging luggage over the cart paths would have been a mess. Only suggestions: more hand towels, wash cloths, This rental has no dish washer, but we relied on paper plates and only had to wash cookware. Helpful info: We used Pirate water taxi to get to the island ($10/person/way) - which you want to be on time for (Capt Emmett will let you know that for sure!). We bought groceries and liquor at the Publix in Placida. Groceries were cheaper there than in our home state of Colorado... Liquor comparable. Capt Emmett dropped us off at dock 75 which is the shortest distance to the house, but if John leaves the cart at his dock for you, you'll want to get dropped off at 78/79. The beach is a short walk/golf cart ride away. The sand bard extends quite a ways off shore and I saw teenagers 100 ft out that were only waist deep. Beach had people on it but not overcrowded. Folks brought body boards, paddle boards and kayaks. We saw dolphins off the southern tip of the Island but took a boat ride to see them and manatees (John knows where to find them if you rent a boat). The water was not very clear due to the major storm (tornado and massive rain) prior to our arrival. The water is still pretty cool but the air temp was in the low 80s and perfect throughout our stay. We waded and our young kids played in the waves. To be honest, we didn't want to leave and could have stayed forever. We'd definitely come back and stay with John again. Thanks, John for treating us so well and for all your help!"
    Guest: Shannon H. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 13, 2014
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