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Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Location: Boca Grande Club, Gasparilla Island, Florida South West, Florida, USA (Driving distance: approx. 1 hour to Sarasota & Fort Myers) and 2 hours from Tampa International Airport. Unit is located at Boca Grande Club, a 5 star member rated private membership resort.
Third floor end unit: Stunning, unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. Just steps to the sand, this property faces west giving it all day sun and spectacular year round sunsets. Elevator in building provides quick, easy access to some of the best beaches in the US which stretch for miles in both directions offering great walking, shelling, swimming or simply relaxing and reading by the Gulf of Mexico.
Condo is located in Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island, which is accessed by a causeway bridge. Bridge fee: $6.00 round trip. Condo is 850 sq feet and features a full kitchen and is designer furnished with original art work. It is situated directly on the pristine white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico and offers views of spectacular sunsets. Relax and enjoy yourself in this tropical wildlife paradise.
Large glass enclosed lanai, spacious living room and bedroom all overlook the white sand beach loaded with shells to collect. Master suite has a king size bed, large walk in closet, full bath, shower and two person vanity. The living room is equipped with a cream leather convertible queen size sofa bed for additional sleeping area. The mattress is an air mattress which is very comfortable to sleep on.
This unit has been completely renovated and is elegantly furnished. You will feel at home as soon as you walk into a unit bathed in light. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances and cooking equipment to whip up a gourmet meal. The bathroom, connected to both the bedroom and living area, has a floor to ceiling walk-in glass shower, double sink vanity and comes with towels and all linens.
The unit has central AC, an accessible thermostat, marble tiled floors, a king bed with multiple sets of high count 100% cotton sheets, a washer/dryer, ceiling fans in both the lanai and bedroom, a 36' Plasma flatscreen TV w/DVD and full HD programming in the living area, a bedroom TV, and shades on all windows.
After arrive, park your car and explore, by golf cart or bike, Boca Grande’s quaint shops, art galleries, restaurants and unique historic district. Offshore and onshore fishing opportunities and shelling are plentiful and there are various golf courses within a 10-15 minute ride. It is a 3 mile ride to the center of town. There is a walking and bike path around the entire island.
Our Condo is available for short and long term rental.
Child friendly. Small PETS considered on a case by case basis. Dogs are restricted from furniture and beds, and the beach but there is plenty of area to walk dog. Please call to discuss. Pet deposit is refundable if there is no damage upon check out inspection.
This is a NO SMOKING condo, including porches. Infraction will result in loss of deposit or fine of $300.00.
Inside or out this unit offers a spectacular way to relax at the side of the Gulf of Mexico. Boca Grande is Old Florida at its best!
The property is part of the Boca Grande Club. Amenities offered by the Club include the 'Upper Deck' casual restaurant, a more formal 'Clubhouse' restaurant at beach level, poolside lunch and drink service, 3 pools, a 'Tiki Bar'. Check out the web site for a video show of the Club.
Relax in newly renovated fitness facility offering private training and massage, 8 clay tennis courts with 2 tennis pros in season, a small retail tennis shop and pool towels, beach chaises and umbrellas. The Club's friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff can provide recommendations on restaurants, specialty stores, local golf, fishing (Boca Grande is the tarpon capital of the world), shopping on the mainland, baseball spring training locations and on many other things and areas of interest. The Club also rents bicycles and golf carts which are both excellent ways to explore this wonderful island. Internet service is available throughout the property.
Boca Grande (formally known as Gasparilla Island) is located off the southwest coast of Florida. North of Naples and south of Sarasota, it's part of the 'barrier chain' of islands that includes Sanibel and Captiva. Connected to mainland by a short, tolled 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 (7 miles long and a half a mile wide), there is a wonderfully charming town on the island with excellent shopping, several very good restaurants, boat excursions, fresh shrimp boat, Yoga/Pilates spa, cool coffee shop and lots of shore birds to watch. You will have found a unique spot for total relaxation. Have been here for more than 20 years and still find new things to explore! Shangri-La stateside.
You will not be disappointed. Typical comments of guests include:
'The ocean views were breathtaking!'
'Manny makes a great daiquiri! The food and drinks were delicious!'
'I loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves...I've never been so relaxed!'
Boca Grande is the Tarpon Capital of the World-check out the local paper: Boca Beacon on line for all island events.
Beachfront, Private Membership Club that allows units to be rented for 30 days or less.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 12, 2018
About Nancy Valentine
I have loved discovering Boca Grande Island. There are few places in the world that are this easy to get to and yet offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation that do not require traveling to a more exotic location. Anyone who I have ever taken to Boca Grande remembers it with great fondness. I know that when I need to practice self care~Boca Grande is in my thoughts.
Nancy Valentine purchased this Condo in 1989
Why Nancy Valentine chose Boca Grande
Privacy was a major attraction along with the wildlife preserve atmosphere and the gorgeous, pristine beaches with few people. It is a great spot for bird watching, shelling, reading and catching up on your interior life. Located at the top of the Sanibel/Captiva chain of islands on the west coast of Florida, few who have discovered Boca Grande, ever return to the more well known Sanibel/Captiva resorts. The fact that Boca Grande has not suffered from the impact of development and commercializtion, it has conserved its original charm and intimacy with nature and the Gulf of Mexico on which it floats. I also enjoy the fact that there is a year around community of residents and with this comes a well maintained community center, charming churches, a quaint town of shops, post office, yoga/pilates center, fire station, gorgeous library, and good restaurants. This is a place where many wealthy people buy vacation homes in order to get away anonymously and safely with their children. It is a safe, relaxed community that takes pride in enjoying what nature has to offer in a tropical-like setting.
What makes this Condo unique
I suggest you do food and wine shopping before crossing the causeway bridge, as once you settle into the unit, you will not want to go any further than the beach. A magical spell will come over you once you realize that everything you need is right within reach, so you can actually relax and not worry about anything other that getting in touch with yourself and your family/friends. No theme parks, noise and commotion, you will find your self on one of the best vacations of your life! If you have time to go off island, explore the ferry to Palm Island and their restaurant, Englewood beach with opportunities to rent jet skis, or drive up to Sarasota and take a day or two to visit the Barnum and Bailey Circus museum.
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Gorgeous view from condo. Has everything anyone needs for a stay.
This is a lovely place that is tastefully decorated with lovely art and everything in kitchen to whip up a gourmet meal. Wonderful stay
This was the perfect place for our anniversary celebration. Fantastic views, immaculate, tasteful, and comfortable. Barefoot elegance.
Thanks, Bill and I am happy that you were so pleased you have already booked for next year! Smart man to have that anniversary celebration on the calendar as that "star in the sky" to look forward to! You wife is a lucky girl~
Very nice condo: great location, comfortable furniture and very nice bed linens. The club has everything you could want except golf. Very nice indeed.
Thanks, Trish. There are many choices for golf just off island in the Boca Grande area so on next trip, you can check it out! For those who enjoy, tennis, this is a tennis club with a pro and full tennis program all winter season.
This is the perfect setting for the ultimate relaxing vacation. The view is simply breathtaking. To start the day by waking up to the magnificent view of the Gulf from bed is amazing. What a relaxing and rejuvinating vacation! Lazy days on the beach gazing out at the Gulf, bird watching, shell collecting, and swimming in the pool (which includes a view of the Gulf) are truly sublime. The place is beautifully decorated and the ultimate location for watching a gorgeous sunset. A taste of paradise indeed!
Seashells by the Seashore
Such a beautiful place to escape to...spend your day relaxing and unwinding on the beach or swimming in the club's pool. The view of the Gulf is gorgeous and invites long walks to collect shells and take in the spectacular sunsets. The Gulf is sparkling clean and was so nice and warm. Enjoyed every minute...it was so hard to leave. The unit is nicely decorated and offers all the comforts of home...but it's located in paradise!
Thank-you, Denise! Hopefully these memories will sustain you until you can return! It is an oasis for sure.
Pets must be reviewed and approved in advance of rental on a case by case basis. Deposit of additional $300.00 is required for a pet. Pets are expected not to be on any furniture, beds or barking inside of unit or lanai. Pets must be on a leash at all times when on property. Owners must clean up after all pet excrement on property or beach. Fines are imposed.
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Pet fee is refundable if there is no damage