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'Dock Envy'-private Dock w/ Secluded Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Located on Little Gasparilla Island, this 3/2 cottage has 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 refrigerator, 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.

Pirate's Water Taxi 941.697.5777 is the main mode of transportation to and from the island if you do not have a personal watercraft. Normal business hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm. There is a fee of $20 minimum one-way (this covers 2 people and luggage), with each additional person costing $10. The captain will run after hours if previously scheduled at an increased rate. This service runs out of Eldred's Marina where parking is available for $6/night.

More Details

Owner
Paris Cousins
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Paris Cousins

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.

Paris Cousins purchased this house in 2012

Why Paris Cousins chose Placida

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • This property is only accessible by boat
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
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
Notes:
Golf carts are available for rent on the island. For more information contact LGI Carts 941-697-3820

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

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'Dock Envy'-private Dock w/ Secluded Cottage
average rating of 4.730159 based on 63 reviews
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Another awesome stay at Dock Envy! Red Tide put a damper on the fishing, but house was perfect.

  • 4 of 5

House is in a perfect location and has everything needed. While we couldn’t fish or swim because of red tide, our family still had a wonderful time. This is our 12th year coming down to LGI, and this part of the island is our favorite. The owners are fantastic and always welcoming. We look forward to our next visit. 😊?

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place for a Little get away

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd year at Dock Envy and away have a great time. Great place to stay highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

very nice. great dock and view

  • 5 of 5

very satisfied with stay. looking forward to going back next year

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hearing from you for your next island vacation!
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Guys fishing trip.

  • 4 of 5

Great location for our fishing trip. Easy access to the Gulf and flats. Only thing missing is an ice machine. The manager of the property checked on us several times to inquire if every thing was satisfactory. Nice touch.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andre! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Dock Envy and that your fishing trip was memorable. We look forward to hearing from you for your next island getaway.
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5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Dock Envy! The property had everything we were looking for in a vacation. The owners have taken into account all of the necessary supplies/items to make sure you have an enjoyable vacation. Well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds and a wonderful screen-in porch to eat, read or just relax.

Scenery is beautiful, dolphins jumping in the water while you are enjoying your morning coffee on the dock.

Doesn't get much more perfect than that!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent vacation to Little Gasparilla Island and Dock Envy. We strive to accommodate our guests and are pleased to hear when we have. The location of this property is certainly a high note! The view of the bay and the atmosphere makes for a great start to the day. We look forward to hosting you again for your next island vacation.
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Beautiful location with wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and the owners are very friendly and helpful. The newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms are very nice and the screened porch is the perfect place to begin and end your day. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Waterside Grill, and Fishery Resturant
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Fishery or Waterside Bar & Grill (by boat)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.