About the property
- Condo1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom beachfront condo is a ground floor, corner unit that offers quick and easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in America. There are only 2 floors in this building and 16 units in total so the building and its location are ideal for a quiet, relaxing vacation.
With beaches just 50' away, the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean are right on the back doorstep. Facing west, the property gets all day sun and spectacular sunsets throughout the year.
The master bedroom has a high profile king bed, multiple sets of 100% cotton sheets and a connecting master bathroom. Glass sliding windows into a lanai provide wonderful outside views. The 2nd bedroom has twin XL beds, a wall mounted flatscreen TV and an adjacent bathroom. The kitchen has been recently updated and is fully equipped with all cooking and eating utensils. Just off the kitchen is a sitting area, with sliding glass doors facing the tennis courts, which provides a great place to enjoy a morning coffee. The living room is spacious with a wall mounted 42 inch Sony flatscreen TV, a DVD player and full HD programming. Secure, high-speed Wireless Internet service is provided throughout the unit.
The screened-in, open-air lanai faces the Gulf and is a wonderful place to relax and have drinks at the end of a day. The westerly exposure not only provides great sunsets but there is quite commonly a gentle on-shore breeze that is really refreshing. Vegetation and wildlife just outside the lanai are uniquely southern. Turtles can be frequently seen around the property, dolphin sightings are common and occasionally manatees can be seen in the ocean, which are incredibly large, but gentle, sea cows.
The unit comes with a washer/dryer, central AC with an accessible thermostat and humidity control, variable speed ceiling fans in the bedrooms, living room, lanai and sitting area beside the kitchen, a dining table for 6, a communal gas BBQ and an outside deck facing the ocean with 2 'steamer' chairs and a table in between.
Our unit is part of the Boca Grande Club which is a gated, 62-acre private residential community on the Gulf side of Gasparilla Island. Amenities offered include the casual 'Upper Deck' restaurant, a more formal 'Clubhouse' restaurant at beach level, 3 pools with complimentary towel service, a 'Tiki Bar', poolside lunch and drink service, beach chaises and umbrellas around the pools and along the beaches, an expanded and very popular fitness facility, 8 clay tennis courts with 2 tennis pros 'in-season' offering organized drills and matches, a small retail tennis shop and a spacious Library/Quiet Room that has books, a TV, comfortable couches and a piano for those times when guests prefer a little 'out of the way' quiet time.
Programs offered at the Club include Yoga, Aquatics, Zumba, Bridge and Circuit Training.
Bicycles and golf carts can be rented at the Club which are both excellent ways to explore the island.
Boca Grande (formally known as Gasparilla Island) is located off the southwest coast of Florida, north of Naples and south of Sarasota. It is part of the 'barrier chain' of islands that includes Sanibel and Captiva. Connected to the mainland by a short, tolled ($6) causeway, what makes Boca Grande unique are its miles of beaches and its tranquil, relaxed, Old Florida feel: no highrises, no malls, no traffic lights, and no neon signs. Despite its small size, the town on the island is charming with excellent shopping and several very good restaurants.
This is a higher end island with property values ranging from $400,000 up to $15 Million. The unit, the Club, and the island offer privacy, relaxation, and rejuvenation....a fantastic vacation getaway.
Keywords: Beachfront Condo
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Why Owner chose Boca Grande
We live in a large North American city where dealing with traffic, stress and frustration is a part of daily life. Boca Grande is at the opposite end of the stress spectrum....the antidote to big city living. The ocean, the beaches, the people and even the vegetation promote relaxation and a refreshingly slow pace. Prior to buying on Boca we'd looked and stayed at a number of Florida locations. We concluded that the east coast of Florida was much busier than we wanted, that Naples and Sarasota, despite their beauty, were too much like the city, and that Longboat Key, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, while closer to what we were looking for, just seemed that much bigger and busier than what Boca Grande had to offer. Boca is a very 'upscale' island, and while we really like it's 'Old Florida' feel (which we find very appealing) we really appreciate that the island has all of the conveniences of modern living including some great restaurants. We're pretty active people and while Boca and the Club give us the opportunity to run, go to the gym, play tennis, golf, fish or go boating, it also gives us the opportunity to spend hours on the beach walking, reading or simply lying in the sun.....all pretty nice alternatives.
What makes this Condo unique
Unique benefits of this condo include: - it is a ground floor unit - it is a corner unit - it has spectacular views - and it is very close to the ocean. The ground floor location allows easy access into the unit from the parking lot at the front and easy access to the beaches and ocean at the back. It also allows for an outside deck facing the Gulf which can be a lovely place to sit with a drink at the end of the day. The corner unit provides privacy and without a neighbouring unit on one side it provides more window space, more light and more outside views. The cerulean waters of the Gulf, which can be seen from almost every room in the condo, make the views from the unit spectacular. And the biggest benefit perhaps is how close the unit is to the ocean. The first thing we do when we arrive in Boca and the last thing we do before we leave is to walk the beaches. Regarded as some the best beaches in America, they are truly spectacular. The walk to the beach from our place is very quick. If we turn right when we get there, we can walk for about an hour until the beach 'runs out' at a private residence's boat dock. And if we turn left, it takes a couple of hours to effectively walk all the way to town. We've only ever done that once and the bottoms of our feet hurt for days. Boca is also known as the 'tarpon capital of the world'. Tarpon are reputedly one of the best sporting fish there are. Weighing in at 100-200 lbs they put up 'fights' that when caught are pretty thrilling. We're not 'fisher people' but we've done this several times over the years with some of the island captains and the experience has always been pretty exciting. It's all 'catch and release' so these magnificent creatures are all thrown back after being caught.
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Beautiful Boca Grande!
My family and I just had a wonderful Christmas vacation at Boca Grande! It is a beautiful place. The condo is fabulous and is a perfect size for 3 -4 adults. It is extremely well equipped with everything you’d ever need. The condo was very clean, beds comfortable, and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. We only cooked a few times because there are so many fabulous restaurants around including the one on property at the Boca Grande Club. I highly recommend going there.
Mack couldn't have been any nicer, the reservation and payment process went so smoothly. He also provided so much helpful information about the area prior to our trip so that we could plan out the days.
I highly recommend visiting Boca Grande and staying in this beautiful condo. I can't wait to return!
Everything was excellant!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!
exactly as advertised.
Excellent unit. Well equipped and tastefully decorated. Everything worked, no issues. On a personal note (cause I'm a pretty big guy (250# & 6'1"), the unit could really use a recliner or a chair with a higher back. Also, Mack was extremely responsive, has an excellent write-up to become familiar with the unit, complex and area (including restaurant recommendations). Would be glad to go back.
Excellent condo at Boca Grande Club
Excellent condo at Boca Grande Club. Beautifully appointed, perfectly maintained, and thoughtfully provisioned with necessities. Owner exceptionally responsive and helpful. On arrival, owner provided a welcoming bottle of wine and Starbucks coffee. Gorgeous, peaceful view of the Gulf from the lanai. Sleeps up to 4; master bedroom and guest bedroom both private. My wife and I took a deep, relaxing breath at this condo, and long to return. Strongest possible recommendation.
Beautiful, clean and quiet beaches. Owner is very attentive and the condo is beautiful. Great ocean views and close to downtown. We had a wonderful week and hope to return soon!
Great Condo.....will not be disappointed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From the moment of booking to checking out, I was not disappointed. The owner, was very helpful during the booking process; providing me with a ton of information about Boca as well as a complete list of recommendations, from entertainment to dining options. Upon arrival, I found the condo be exactly as it was presented in the listing and VERY CLEAN!!!!! A book was made and left available in the unit that provided information about the unit, using the electric devices (tvs, etc..), and again, a list of recommendations and summary of local "needs to know" about Boca. The condo was VERY well stocked (as we dined several nights due to inclement weather) providing you with a complete set of dishes, silverware, cookware, and utensils. The bathrooms and bedrooms were also well stocked, providing you with additional sheets, pillows, towels, etc. In addition, I found the condo to be very "kid friendly" as I was traveling with my 17 month old son and did not have any issues with furniture and/or objects that were not accommodating to him. All aspects were met beyond my expectations and I would without a doubt recommend this unit to anyone! You WILL NOT be disappointed !!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Temporary Club Membership Fee (Resort Fee): The Boca Grande Club charges guests $75/family/week (where a family is a couple or a couple with unmarried kids under the age of 21) for a Temporary Club Membership which provides for guest use of the Club facilities including the pools, the tennis courts, the fitness centre, the beach chaises and beach umbrellas. Cancellation: Our cancellation policy is the same as that of the Boca Grande Club which is as follows: For Stays Between Nov 1 and Apr 30: Cancellation greater than 90 days before arrival...Full Refund less a $50 admin fee Cancellation between 61-90 days before arrival ...50% Refund* Cancellation less than 61 days before arrival........No Refund* Between May 1 and Oct 31: Cancellation greater than 7 days before arrival.....Full refund less a $50 admin fee Cancellation 7 days or less before arrival.............No refund* * If the unit is able to be re-rented for the same amount as that paid, then all monies will be returned less a $50 fee.