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Spectacular Beachfront 1 BR/1BA on the Gulf W/All Club Amenities

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, beachfront condo right on the ocean. The property faces west giving it all day sun and spectacular year round sunsets. Located on the ground floor, this unit provides quick and easy access to some of the best beaches in America offering great walking, shelling, swimming or simply relaxing and reading by the ocean.

This unit has been completely renovated and redesigned.

The condo has high speed Wi-Fi throughout, a wall mounted 40 inch Panasonic Plasma flatscreen TV w/DVD with full HD programming in the living area, a 26 inch Samsung flatscreen TV in the bedroom, central AC with an accessible thermostat for individualized comfort, fully tiled floors, a high profile king bed with multiple sets of high thread count 100% cotton sheets, a washer/dryer, ceiling fans in both the bedroom and lanai, light dimmers on almost every switch, and full length curtains with blackout along all the windows to provide total darkness in the early mornings if desired.

Inside and out this unit offers a spectacular way to relax on the edge of the ocean.

The property 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 more casual 'Upper Deck' restaurant, a more formal 'Clubhouse' restaurant at beach level, 3 pools with complimentary towel service (1 with poolside lunch and drink service), a 'Tiki Bar', beach chaises and umbrellas around all of 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 include Yoga, Aquatics, Zumba, Bridge and Circuit Training. Bicycles and golf carts can both be rented at the Club and both are 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 mainland by a short, tolled ($6) causeway, what makes Boca Grande unique are it's miles of beaches and it's tranquil, relaxed, Old Florida feel: no highrises, no malls, no traffic lights, and no neon signs. Despite it's small size, the town on the island is charming with excellent shopping and several very good restaurants.

The unit, the Club, and the island offer privacy, relaxation and rejuvenation....a fantastic vacation get away.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why The Owner chose Gasparilla Island

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 and 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 though 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 gives 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 at the beach walking, reading or simply lying in the sun.....which are all pretty nice alternatives.

What makes this condo unique

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 takes about a minute. 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.

Dolphins are a reasonably frequent occurrence on our beach walks and manatees, which are large, spectacular sea animals, can be seen just off the shoreline on very special occasions.

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 arranged to do 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 thrown back just after being caught.

Amenities

Boca Grande Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Beachfront 1 BR/1BA on the Gulf W/All Club Amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
5

Terrific week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a terrific week at Boca Grande. From our initial inquiry to the final farewell, our experience could not have been better. We visited friends who spend the winter at BG for lunch last year but that was our only experience on the island prior to our visit this year. Mack provided us with lots of information on both the condo and the island prior to our arrival. It was very helpful as we made our plans. The condo is beautifully decorated and impeccably cared for. It is stocked with far more than the usual "basics" you find in most rentals and included welcome gifts. Its location on the beach and in the BG Club are wonderful. Being in the BGC is great - we used the pool a little, the beach a lot and had dinner twice (including the fun Tuesday pasta night). The staff is friendly and helpful. We rented a golf cart and enjoyed using it as we explored the island. There are so many highlights - at the top of the list are how delightful the owners are to interact with; a comfortable, lovely condo; long walks on the most beautiful Florida beach; amazing sunsets; an active "town" with interesting restaurants, fun shops, a beautiful library and an amazing community center; and nice people everywhere. We did not want to leave and we cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely awesome

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many condo units in 30 + years of Florida trips but this was probably the best. The unit itself was immaculate with amazing ground level views of the sunset. It comes fully stocked with all essentials (except food), not just to get you started...but for your entire visit. Plus you are greated with a bottle of wine compliments of the owner, Mack. Mack will check up on you (via email) to make sure everything is perfect. Most other places you have no contact with owners. They just take your money. The club has a fabulous pool area (that serves great food and beverages) along with a gorgeous stretch of white sand covered beach. We could pick a secluded spot without having other guests nearby (nice!). Plenty of chairs and umbrellas. We saw dolphins every day. Everyone was warm and friendly. Honestly a great, relaxing place to visit!

Only negative:

Gasperella island itself is very pricey. The food is great but the atmosphere disappointing. You can leave the island for groceries or restaurants but they charge you a $6.00 toll to cross the bridge to get back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 9 nights at Boca Grande. The staff at the Boca Grande Club is extremely pleasant and helpful. The owner of this unit is incredible. Everything you can think of is provided, from a fully equipped unit to a guide explaining the details of using the amenities,, to recommended dining options, to what is offered in the way of sports and relaxation at the Club. The decor is bright and cheerful, making one feel that one has indeed arrived for a relaxing, bright holiday.

And did I mention the welcoming bottle of wine, complete with a note and a snack...

or the gorgeous sunsets viewed from a long expanse of windows.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A recommended early winter getaway for quiet time

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I scheduled a three week trip away from Colorado to escape early winter and decided to visit old Florida which came together at Boca Grande - a nice combination of a nice resort setting on the Gulf beaches, fewer people, slower pace, great weather and good fishing. The owner was especially helpful in providing local details of restaurants, services and support which made the trip like the proverbial "old sweater". Just put it on in the morning, and be comfortable for the rest of the day. Every morning and afternoon were spent on walks along the beach prospecting for shells (we have shells!) and enjoying the ocean - one day we had a pod of dolphins feeding just yards of the beach, others just the waves. Every night was a spectacular sunset (free!). Local tortoises were frequent visitors but not many people except for the Thanksgiving dinner (where were they all hiding?).

We stayed in the one bedroom condo which was adequate even for several weeks because we spent most of our time on the beach, at the pool fishing, dining out or touring up and down the coast. Very secure resort and friendly staff at all times.

We will plan on returning next winter and would recommend property to a retired or self sufficient couple who want to read, doodle, relax or for small family with independent kids (only one or two or if larger consider a larger unit).

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Boca in October

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Boca was quite enjoyable and this beautiful condo made it very easy to relax - it is just steps from the beach, close to the bike/cart path that leads to town and the bottom of the island, and the owner goes to great lengths to make sure you're prepared for staying there. Wonderful views of the gulf, modern appliances and close proximity to town/restaurants/entertainment are all a plus - we will definitely be back !

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Island Retreat !!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time walking on the quiet beach, at the pool and the spa. The condo was a lovely Beauiful place to relax for our vacation. There was everything we could need there.We enjoyed it so much I am sure we will go back again,

as soon as possible. Thanks to Mack for the lovely wine and other gifts.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Ft Myers (Southwest Florida International)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rotonda
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Boca Grande Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May - October, 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$270
$1,740
 
 
November - December 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$320
$2,070
 
 
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,070
 
 
February - April, 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,710
 
 
May - October, 2018
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$270
$1,740
 
 
November - December, 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$320
$2,070
 

Additional information about rental rates

Resort Fee/Couple/Week $80.25
Departure Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Temporary Club Membership Fee:
The Boca Grande Club charges guests $75/couple/week 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:
The Boca Grande Club's Cancellation policy is as follows.
Between Nov 1 and Apr 30:
Cancellation greater than 90 days before arrival...Full Refund less $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 $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 the $50 admin fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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