About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Comfortable family home just steps to the beach! Golf cart.
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!
The May House is a perfect house for snowbirds looking for their winter getaway. It is perfect for a couple, with a comfortable king bedroom, en suite bathroom, large living area, kitchen/dining area and a second bedroom with four twins (bunk beds.) The house is situated within easy walking distance of the beach and the bay, on a large, beautifully landscaped lot. It has a large screened porch facing south for lots of sunshine. This home is perfect for 4 to 6 but can easily expand to suit as many as 10 should your family need that much room.
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. Please make golf cart reservations early!
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, there is a washer-dryer upstairs in the hallway, the bathrooms have been updated and the home has every convenience you could need for a relaxing beach vacation!
LITTLE GASPARILLA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...PLEASE READ!
• You cannot drive your car to the house or 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. Normal ferry hours are approximately 8-5 every day.
• All homes come with a grill. This home has a gas 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.
• We apologize, but NO PETS are permitted on this property.
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 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 we urge guests NOT to plan on using the jetpack for 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.
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.
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 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 also -- and now we offer 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 want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". So relax, kick off your flip flops, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle!
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.
Cozy and convenient
My family and I stayed at the May House for our Spring Break and loved it! The house was clean, very well stocked and the layout worked out perfectly for my family, as my in-laws were able to stay downstairs and have a bit of peace and quiet from my 3 kids! Very close to the beach and the dock wasn’t a bad walk either. We kept our boat there and had no issues! We will be back!
Great location on island
We enjoyed the week. Close to the beach and folks were very relaxed and helpful.
House was clean and comfortable. Well supplied. We enjoyed it.
Short, easy walk to the beach
Very clean, open & airy. Kitchen well stocked with every cooking utensils needed. Especially enjoyed the screened in porch with grill.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Golf cart is available with weekly rentals only; not available for weekend rentals. 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. No pets permitted on this property. Please note that the cleaning rate will be increased for rentals of 14 nights or more.