'Dock Envy'-Private Dock W/ Secluded Cottage

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 3/2 cottage has recently been updated and will accommodate two families. The unique Crab Trap is a sleeping area for a young child. This is a great location with a stunning view of Gasparilla Sound and it's majestic sunrises. A private dock out the front door provides a perfect place to catch local fish and spy on the fascinating underwater life. Turning on the dock lights at night provides a glimpse into what could be called a snook aquarium. While being located on the bay, there is a leisure block and a half stroll to the beach. Swimming, strolling, collecting shells and sun bathing are a few of the relaxing activities available once you reach the white sandy beaches.

Upon returning to the cottage from your day at the beach, enjoy rinsing off in the refreshing outdoor shower. Then soak in the views of the dolphin jumping in the bay while relaxing on the screened in porch and realize just how blessed you are.

The full sized kitchen is ready for use with a refridgerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, coffee pot and microwave. It is also stocked with dishes and other necessary utensils.

Linens and towels are supplied for your convenience.

There is a quaint chapel located in the center part of the island, in a section called the Preserve, on the main road. Services are held every Sunday at 9:30 during the summer months and at 10:30 during the winter. These are non-denominational services offered for a time of worship and fellowship for all who visit Little Gasparilla Island.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 960 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old with valid drivers license...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    We do allow dogs with an additional non-refundable Pet Fee of $125...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only outside, not in the house....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) The CRAB TRAP is set up for a young child in a nook off of the hallway....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Golf carts are available for rent on the island. For more information contact 941-697-3820...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    (2) T.V.'s are located in the living area and also in the Master Bedroom...moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Bayfront with private dock and great snook fishing...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is bar style eating in the kitchen. There is also patio seating on the front porch....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air upstairs...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    WiFi available No streaming live video or gaming...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    bed sheets and towels...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat trailer and car parking are available at Eldred's Marina for a small fee. There is a private dock at the cottage to dock a boat....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, can opener...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refridgerator in the kitchen...moreless

  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened upstairs, open downstairs...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,400 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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67 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fort Myers
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Waterside Grill, and Fishery Resturant
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 75
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Fishery or Waterside Bar & Grill (by boat)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Little Gasparilla Island

Car: Not Necessary

Little Gasparilla Island (LGI) is a bridgeless & roadless barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, between Tampa and Naples. You leave your car at one of the marinas and take a 10-15 minute boat ride to the private dock and cottage. The island is approximately 7 miles long and approximately 1/4-1/2 mile wide. LGI is the perfect place to wind down and relax. You can take leisurely strolls on the beach, or explore the interior of the island along the many sandy paths. An option is to rent a golf cart, grab a cooler and just take your Sunday drive anytime you want. What about that book you have been wanting to read or going fishing either at the end of the dock or on a boat (either yours or a rental). Guides are also available in the area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My wife and I (both 5th generation Floridians) have been coming here since 1975. We just love the area and the unique nature of Little Gasparilla Island. Our daughter grew up here on family vacations and now our twin grandaughters are discovering all the wonders of LGI.

Why the Owner Chose Placida, FL, USA:
If you love to fish or desire a great view of Gasparilla Sound, this is the place. The fishing is fantastic on the private dock. At night, you can turn on the light and see what looks like your own snook aquarium. The dock also makes it easy to unload you luggage and then kick back and relax.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The long private dock in front of this cottage has made the neighbors jealous for years. Fantastic views of Gasparilla Sound and breathtaking sunrises each morning are seen from the screened-in front porch. Miles of sandy beaches are a short walk away.

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Speaks: english



  • Walkway to the dock

    Walkway to the dock

  • Fishing Dock

    Fishing Dock

  • Living room and Kitchen

    Living room and Kitchen

  • The CRAB TRAP!

child's sleeping/reading nook

    The CRAB TRAP! child's sleeping/reading nook

  • Bedroom 1 
King size bed

    Bedroom 1 King size bed

  • Game Room down stairs. This includes a dart board, card table and mini fridge

    Game Room down stairs. This includes a dart board, card table and mini fridge

  • 42' snook caught off the end of the dock by one of our renters!

    42' snook caught off the end of the dock by one of our renters!

  • The snook aquarium near high tide.

    The snook aquarium near high tide.

  • Little Gasparilla Pass to Gulf

    Little Gasparilla Pass to Gulf

  • Sunset on the beach

    Sunset on the beach

  • Chapel on the island. Chapel is closed for Summer 2015

    Chapel on the island. Chapel is closed for Summer 2015

  • "Dock Envy" -Secluded cabin w/ a private fishing dock

    "Dock Envy" -Secluded cabin w/ a private fishing dock

  • Screened porch with outside eating

    Screened porch with outside eating

  • Bedroom 2
twin beds

    Bedroom 2 twin beds

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Ernesto caught this Cobia right off the dock

    Ernesto caught this Cobia right off the dock

  • Morning view

    Morning view

  • Bird Key across Gasparilla Sound

    Bird Key across Gasparilla Sound

VRBO #420442

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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