Leave your car and your cares at the marina because Little Gasparilla is accessible only by water taxi! That means our beaches are uncrowded and tourists and traffic are just a mainland memory. If you are looking for a quiet tropical island to relax and unplug, Little Gasparilla is your dream vacation spot. Our "nightlife" consists of giant sea turtles laying their eggs -- our only bar is the sand bar where you can find sand dollars and shells!
This cottage represents a bit of "Old Florida" on Little Gasparilla Island. It features warm pine paneling, original hardwood floors, a fireplace, two comfortable bedrooms downstairs and a spacious bedroom upstairs with Gulf views.
The sunny kitchen is well equipped with all the appliances you need for cooking your favorite beach meal: from a quick breakfast to a gourmet meal. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms downstairs and this home is not situated on pilings so it is one of the few homes on the island that might be suitable for the mobility impaired. For those who love island life but don't want to climb stairs, this home would be a perfect option!
Upstairs, another large bedroom with high ceilings and another bathroom offers privacy and quiet -- and this bedroom opens to a screened porch with Gulf views.
This home also provides a $100 golf cart voucher toward the rental of a golf cart from LGI Carts to explore the island during your stay (valid for stays of a week or more only). You use this certificate just like cash and the renter is still responsible for any additional rental fees, security deposit and any damage fees. The voucher cannot be redeemed for cash should the guest elect not to rent a golf cart or if LGI carts has no availability. You must present a hard copy of the voucher to redeem. Please make golf cart reservations early!
The beach is just a short one to two-minute walk from your front door. The home is located off the main road for additional privacy and peace and quiet. There is access to Dock 38 if you wish to rent or bring a boat. The home features a large, grassy yard that is perfect for yard games and relaxing outdoors. The home comes complete with yard games including horseshoes and badminton.
This home represents a great value for a family get-together or two couples who each want their own space. And you can't beat the Little Gasparilla sunsets you will enjoy from the upstairs porch, which also has a private entrance.
EXTRA OCCUPANT FEE: The base rental price is for 4 guests. An additional occupant fee o $100 (per guest) will be applied for any guests over 4.
INTERNET: There is no wired internet service on the island. There are a couple options for wifi. Most people just opt to use the mobile hotspots on their smartphones, especially if they have unlimited data or a large data plan. Cell service is excellent and that is the most convenient option...and it seems to work a bit faster. We can provide instructions on hot spotting if you are not familiar. If you do not have a smartphone, we provide a free Verizon jetpack BUT you have to purchase data AND YOU MUST REQUEST IT IN ADVANCE. You can either bring a Verizon card with you OR we can sell you one when we bring over the jetpack. You can buy as much data as you need, but it IS expensive....so we urge guests NOT to plan on using the jetpack for entertainment...no streaming music or videos, etc. It is more than adequate for checking emails, etc. and most people use about 2G of data per week which is $35. 5G is $60 and 10G is $100. (It is sort of like a cruise where you have to pay for the minutes you are on-line.) You just need to let us know in advance so we can make sure we have a fully charged jetpack available for you. If you bring a Verizon card with you, we can show you how to add the data. Or, we can pre-add data prior to your arrival but you have to let us know how much you think you will need. Just keep in mind that it is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland, and anything that uses up a lot of data will increase your costs. (It is especially helpful to remind kids and teenagers who are used to unlimited data!) We usually suggest that people download books and movies to their tablets or e-readers BEFORE coming to the island.
GOLF CART VOUCHER: $100 golf cart voucher for LGI carts provided for weekly stays so that you can explore the island (subject to availability).
PLEASE NOTE: We do require that two members of each group must be over 25 years of age. We apologize, but we can NOT rent to college groups as a courtesy to the homeowners and our island neighbors. Guests will be evicted if found not to meet age requirements upon check in. Additionally, we can not exceed capacity in island homes due to the fragile septic systems.
*WiFi - available for a fee. Speeds adequate for web-browsing, emails, social media, but not games or streaming.
*Pet Policy - no pets allowed
*Cleaning Fee - minimum $165 cleaning fee
*Minimum Renter Age - 25
*Boat Slip - included on dock number 38 (this is also where the water taxi drops you off)
*Complimentary concierge- will meet you at the dock with a golf cart to assist with transporting your luggage and groceries to the home
*Satellite TV - yes
*Extra guest fee - $100 per guest over 4.
*Grill Type - gas
*Parking - $6/night ($8/night if you have a boat trailer) at Eldred's Marina where you meet the boat taxi
*Golf cart voucher - $100 golf cart voucher from LGI carts provided for weekly rentals (subject to availability)