About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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.
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- May 20, 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 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.
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We highly recommend this Condo & beach access!
This condo is well appointed with all the comforts of home. Direct beach access, out the back door ,is a huge plus! Owner Mack provides great information and island recommendations! He is a great host and very responsive
to any questions. Sunsets in May directly out the unit
Window! Beautiful ! Love Boca Grande and thanks for all
the hospitality everywhere we went to a couple of Clemson
Idyllic Vacation in Paradise
We had one of our favorite beach vacations at the Boca Grande Club. Why? For many reasons. Unlike several times when we have stayed at resorts, there was never a fight here for a lounger on the beach or at the pool- quite the opposite experience. Each day there was only a handful of other people at either ocean or poolside. We literally had no others near us on the beach within 50-300 feet, depending on the day. It was like we had our own private resort. The poolside Tiki bar was great for cocktails and lunch. Manny, the bartender is quite the mixologist! Dinner at the restaurant is TO DIE FOR. Reserve a window table or sit out on the patio and feast your eyes on the ocean view and amazing sunset. The food is A +.
The condo is stylishly, colorfully, and tastefully decorated with a beach theme. Even the glasses and dishes are lovely! Mack, the owner, is an attentive and thoughtful host. It was nice to first enter the condo and note a bottle of wine and nuts for us on the kitchen counter. Mack provides a very thorough handout of information about the resort and the town. His perspective on restaurants is spot-on. We loved the feel of Old Florida here: no high rises, traffic lights, billboards, traffic, or crowds. You will too.
A wonderful beachfront experience
This condo is well appointed, well doctorated for a happy-to-be-at-the beach feel and well-positioned for easy access to the beach and the club amenities.
We’ve stayed at this property the last 2 years. It’s just a perfect place for a couple, immaculate!
This property has everything you need for a perfect stay, the owner keeps you very informed on area restaurants, the amenities of the club, and the property is so appealing decorative wise. Just a few steps to the beach and stunning views of the sunset!
Sensational Sunset Condo in Bocha Grande
My husband and I had a wonderful time in Bocha Grande. Mack's condo was perfect for the two of us. The location was fabulous. It is just a short walk from the condo to the pool/clubhouse . We had a week of sunshine and sunsets. We enjoyed watching the sunset each night with a cocktail on the beach just steps away. We celebrated our anniversary at the Bocha Grande club. The food was fabulous. We enjoyed the casual dining in the upper floor and at the tiki bar by the pool as well. We rented a golf cart and road into town for some of our meals. Mack's recommendations were spot on! The condo itself is clean and beautifully decorated and had everything we needed to prepare our lunches and breakfasts. I recommend this condo for a nice and relaxing get away.
Great BG rental.
My husband and I had a great New Years vacation to BG. Mack was great to work with; I’ve never worked with such a thorough, attentive owner before. We will be back!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.