About the property
- Cottage800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
2 Bedroom Close to Beach, Free Kayaks, Great Value on Little Gasparilla Island!
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 cute no-frills cottage is the perfect place for a small family or two couples who want an inexpensive base from which to enjoy Little Gasparilla Island. It is clean and comfortable and includes 3 free kayaks, beach chairs, a beach umbrella, outdoor shower, access to dock 36 and it is just a short one-minute walk to Little Gasparilla's beautiful beach.
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. 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. Please make golf cart reservations early!
The house is freshly painted in bright, cheery colors and is clean as a pin. An open front porch offers glimpses of the Gulf and has comfortable chairs and a table for outdoor dining. The living room is spacious and open with lots of built-in seating. The kitchen has a unique vintage table created with hundreds of shells collected from the beach by the previous owners.
The master bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two twins. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination so bathing little ones is a breeze. The downstairs outdoor shower also makes it easy to rinse off after a trip to the beach. The home has a large pantry with lots of room for your groceries and the kitchen is stocked with everything you need for simple beach meals. You are welcome to use whatever you find in the pantry. Because the owners use the home themselves fairly often, the pantry is better stocked than most. There are puzzles and games for the occasional rainy day. The cottage is simple and unpretentious but perfect for a Little Gasparilla getaway!
LITTLE GASPARILLA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...PLEASE READ!
• You cannot drive your car to the island and the only access is via water taxi; there is no vehicle ferry.
• You must park your car at the marina at the mainland but it will be perfectly safe there; parking is $6 a day.
• The water taxi is $10 per person each way and he will drop you right at our dock
• All homes come with a grill. This cottage has a charcoal grill.
• All homes come with beach chairs and an umbrella.
• You must bring all groceries to the island with you.
• There are no stores of any kind on the island, not even a convenience store.
• There is no need to bring drinking water; the water from the tap is safe and drinkable.
• There are first responders on the island and we have 911 service in case of an emergency.
• Golf carts are not necessary; the island is only 100-200 yards wide in most places and our concierge will meet you upon arrival to bring you to the house. But they are fun to go exploring.
• You can fish off the dock or the beach but non-Florida residents will need to purchase a fishing license.
• The beach is dog-friendly but dogs must be under your control, non-aggressive and there is a $100 pet fee per pet.
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.
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
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- Apr 08, 2018
About Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
We have lived on the island for 30 years and we started renting our own home many years ago when we traveled. Then our neighbors asked us to handle rentals for them -- and now we offer several vacation rentals in a variety of price ranges and locations on the dramatic beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our homes are painstakingly cared for, and very comfortable. We want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". So relax, kick off your shoes, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle! "Just bring your groceries, flip flops and a tropical attitude!"™ -Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals-
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Really enjoyed our stay.
Cute cottage, with all necessary things to make our stay comfortable and unforgettable. We had a great time
Gorgeous, bright and sunny home so close to the beach!
My family and I loved this bright beach home on Little Gasparilla Island! It came with kayaks and was super close to the beach! There was a clean and spacious deck with plenty of space for family games, as well as a balcony facing the ocean and brilliant sunsets! The inside of the house had a spacious kitchen with plenty of cooking and cabinet space. We cooked all our own meals, so this was great! All our needs were anticipated and questions answered before we arrived. We had an amazing time and will definitely be back to Flip Flop again!!
Bright, cheerful beach home steps from the beach!
My husband and I had a wonderful time enjoying a long weekend at the Flip Flop Bungalow! The house was much cuter in real life, very light and bright and very affordable for being so close to the beach and on a private island! Our view was green and tropical and our walk to the beach took less than 2 minutes! We had plenty of kitchen and bedroom space, so we were able to unpack and truly feel at home. My husband is a wonderful cook, so he particularly enjoyed all the storage and workspace in the kitchen. We both enjoyed the outside shower (which was completely enclosed and private) and the kayaks that were included in the cost of the home, which was a great perk! We had our meals on the outside balcony (conveniently located right off the kitchen), where we could hear the waves crashing and soak in the gorgeous sunsets. It was truly a perfect weekend in the perfect location! It was so close to the beach but was also nestled back behind tall trees, which gave us a privacy! We will definitely be back to the Flip Flop Bungalow again!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
At least two members of any group must be age 25 or older; sorry but we cannot rent to college students during Spring Break. Holiday surcharges are applied for reservations for Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Christmas/New Years timeframes. Guests responsible for mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pets permitted with $100 pet fee per pet applied. Please note that the cleaning rate will be increased for rentals of 14 nights or more.