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Front of house with screened porch (updated landscaping not pictured)

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

No sprawling resorts or snowbird traffic jams -- just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the west coast of Florida, close to both the Sarasota and Fort Myers' airports, and two hours from Tampa's airport. Boca Grande is a barrier island just north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands -- like Key West without the crowds. Charming house in historic district, near town and beach. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, amazing shelling on white sand beaches, seaplane, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, fresh shrimp right off the boat at Whidden's Marina, tarpon fishing and shallow water fishing. Golf courses 15 minutes from Boca Grande. Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Excellent cook's kitchen. Wifi, 42-inch flat screen and Weber grill. People have come from 7 countries, 32 U.S. states and 30 Florida cities/towns to stay in my home -- many of them are repeat renters or have told their friends and famiy.


My house is in a lovely neighborhood and has a lot of privacy with all the landscaping I have done (front yard landscaping not reflected in the photos). If you would like to see more photos of the house please go to Homeaway property #103237. I do my best to help each of my renters have a wonderful, stress free holiday. I have a great kitchen for cooking – gas stove, all clad pots and pans, Wustof knives, a Weber grill and a charcoal one as well for those who prefer that. I have wireless and a large flat screen television (with lots of great dvds). I can also arrange to have a friend who is a third generation fisherman in Boca Grande give you a boat tour for lunch to Useppa Island Club, http://www.useppa.com/indexb.html or Cabbage Key, http://www.cabbagekey.com. He will tell you all about the history in that part of the world and has many fascinating stories about the people he has met flying and fishing, both famous and infamous. In addition he has a seaplane which is great fun even if just to see Boca Grande from the air. For back water fishing or lighter tackle fishing, I know another terrific guide. I can also steer you to the best massage therapists on the island. I will steer you to the best restaurants, shops and places to rent sports equipment. I really take great care to make sure that you will have the best, stress free vacation of your life! Susan Mansfield 203.866.9500

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Ground floor bedroom and full bath. Three steps to reach ground floor....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    As long as pet is well-behaved....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Outdoor: outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Downstairs bathroom has a tiled tub/shower and upstairs has a tiled shower. There is also an outdoor shower (with privacy screen) by the pool....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Jenn-Air gas stove in kitchen. 4 adult bikes, 1 child's bike. Heated pool with outdoor shower, central air/heat. Outdoor Weber gas grill and charcoal grill as well. Well-equipped kitchen with gas stove, Wustof knives, all clad pots and pans....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    You can also go to Johan Fust Community Library, 1040 10th Street, 941.964.2488....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    42-inch flat screen with cable....moreless

  • Television:

    42' flat screen with cable....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many popular dvd movies. Also available at Johan Fust Community Library, 1040 10th Street, 941.964.2488....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are three areas to dine including the kitchen, front porch and back porch in the pool area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate upstairs and downstairs units....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Whirlpool in July 2014....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    At Boca Grande Community Center. Also a great Yoga/Pilates studio around the corner....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Calls within U.S. are free....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count, very soft. Also, great mattresses and pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cozy with two comfortable couches and a swivel chair....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Under carport and in front of the house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Under carport....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat dockage and trailer parking available upon request....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Two landlines, one in kitchen and one in downstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom and beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Whirlpool in July 2014....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wifi ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Also, an electric kettle....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All clad pots and pans, very well equipped with Wustof knives for people who like to cook....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Very quiet...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen, well-equipped with gas stove, all-clad pots and pans, Wustoff knives and large dining table that seats eight comfortably....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two ovens (top smaller for baking potatoes, for example)....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, spices, teas, sugar....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Fridge has filtered water and ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    There are five gas burners....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Can rent additional bikes at Island Bike 'N Beach, 333 Park Avenue, 941.964.0711...moreless

  • Boat:

    If you have a boat and or trailer, I can arrange for a marina to store it which is just 4 blocks away from my home....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio around pool with comfortable cushioned chairs for relaxing and sunbathing....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are 5 golf courses (4 of which are 15-20 minutes away)....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and stand up water boards can be rented at Inn Adventures on Gilcrest, 400 4th Street W, 941.964.4625 ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened area around pool....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful private garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill and regular coal grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front screened porch with table for eating and couch and chair for relaxing/reading....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts at Boca Grande Ballfield, 239 Banyan Street....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear:

    More details upon request....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Heated: 12' x 22' x 4.5' (deep)....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Value Season
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay

$1,950
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay

$2,500
Pre-Thanksgiving
Nov 1 - Nov 18, 2016
3 night min stay

$2,350
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,750
Pre-Holiday
Nov 27 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay

$2,350
Holiday Season
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,000
January
Jan 2 - Jan 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,650
High Season
Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,950
May
May 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,700
July 4 Holiday Week
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,850
July
Jul 9 - Jul 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,600
Value Season
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning $175 + tax
  • Cart per week $250 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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Discounts for multiple weeks.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

Car: Not Necessary

No sprawling resorts of snowbird traffic jams, just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the West Coast of Florida, is less than 75 minutes from the Sarasota and Fort Myers airports and two hours from the Tampa airport. It is north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands. Like Key West without the crowds. Not even one traffic signal. Charming house in historic district with beautiful new pool. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, shelling on white sand beaches, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, shrimp and stone crap boat docks and tarpon and snook fishing. Boat dockage and trailer space available.

Other Activities: Shopping, Pilates, yoga, fascinating historic lighthouse documenting the history of Boca Grande.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: I live in Rowayton CT and bought my house in Boca Grande in 1989. I own and run a communications firm and try to get to Boca Grande three times a year. I now have three grandchildren who can't wait to get to Boca Grande every year at least two times.

Why the Owner Chose Boca Grande, FL, USA:
Boca Grande is a very special place. When you cross the bridge it's as though you've gone back to an earlier time when life was simpler. It's one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in the world. People come from all over the world to stay in my home, but they also come from as close by as Sarasota -- a one hour drive. I've found that many Floridians think of Boca Grande as a vacation destination -- about 1/3 of my renters are from in-state and they have visited from 33 states. Only 17 to go!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I work very hard to make sure my renters have a wonderful, relaxing vacation. I can arrange fishing (backwater and Tarpon), boat tours to nearby islands for swimming and lunch, book massages and let you know where to rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, dock and boat and trailer, get fresh catch shrimp and stone crabs at the docks and provide a list of the best restaurants.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front of house with screened porch (updated landscaping not pictured)

    Front of house with screened porch (updated landscaping not pictured)

  • Another view of screened front porch

    Another view of screened front porch

  • View of living room looking towards front porch

    View of living room looking towards front porch

  • New pool (no photo yet); great place to eat

    New pool (no photo yet); great place to eat

  • Downstairs bedroom with queen bed

    Downstairs bedroom with queen bed

  • Upstairs bedroom with single bed

    Upstairs bedroom with single bed

  • Upstairs new tiled shower, not shown here

    Upstairs new tiled shower, not shown here

  • Old train depot, Loose Caboose, home of the best ice cream in the world

    Old train depot, Loose Caboose, home of the best ice cream in the world

  • Seems like a crowd for a beach in Boca Grande

    Seems like a crowd for a beach in Boca Grande

  • One of four beautiful churches in Boca Grande

    One of four beautiful churches in Boca Grande

  • Boca Grande Health Clinic (first rate health care)

    Boca Grande Health Clinic (first rate health care)

  • Beautiful plants all over Boca Grande including bougainvillea

    Beautiful plants all over Boca Grande including bougainvillea

  • Screened front porch -- great for eating, reading or sleeping

    Screened front porch -- great for eating, reading or sleeping

  • Living room with comfortable couches & 42-inch flat screen television in cabinet

    Living room with comfortable couches & 42-inch flat screen television in cabinet

  • Large kitchen with gas stove opens out onto pool area, all-clad cookware

    Large kitchen with gas stove opens out onto pool area, all-clad cookware

  • New pool (no photo yet) in screened area with outdoor shower

    New pool (no photo yet) in screened area with outdoor shower

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

  • Upstairs bedroom with single bed

    Upstairs bedroom with single bed

  • Golf carts are the best way to get around Boca Grande

    Golf carts are the best way to get around Boca Grande

  • Playing in the water (beach just 4 blocks, 1 minute from house)

    Playing in the water (beach just 4 blocks, 1 minute from house)

  • Historic Boca Grande Lighthouse at BG Pass (tarpon fishing)

    Historic Boca Grande Lighthouse at BG Pass (tarpon fishing)

  • Banyon Street where generations of families have married

    Banyon Street where generations of families have married

  • Banyon Tree Pilates and Yoga (certified, excellent instructors)

    Banyon Tree Pilates and Yoga (certified, excellent instructors)

  • Banyon tree roots grow into trunks and the trees become huge

    Banyon tree roots grow into trunks and the trees become huge

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 22, 2016

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