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'Dock Envy'-private Dock w/ Secluded Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

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 cottage 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 cottage 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 Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
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
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

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(56 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.732143 based on 56 reviews
5

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend on little gasparilla island. My husband and I live in Sarasota and wanted to enjoy a little weekend getaway of boating and fishing with our dogs. This place is perfect and John the owner is very friendly and helpful. My husband enjoyed fishing off the dock. He caught tons of snook and other fish. The location easily accessible from the main land. The beach allows dogs. We rented a golf cart which I would highly recommend since the beach access is not really walking distance. Accommodations are simple, kitchen and bathrooms are newly renovated. We would definitely return to this property if we make it out to little gasparilla island in the future. Thank you for having us and our fur babies.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent stay at Dock Envy! The remodeled kitchen turned out beautifully and we are so pleased that you liked it. We look forward to hosting you as our guests again.
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end of summer weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay @ dock envy. Everything was as expected. Wish we were able to stay longer to enjoy all the house had to offer. Location easy for find, Great dock for some evening fishing. Highly recommend. Great views from the house with a secluded feel.

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

We loved our stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and the view was amazing!! The out door shower even has hot water. It was so peaceful sitting on the front porch in the morning with my coffee and watching the dolphins playing in the water. We loved walking to the beach and searching for sea shells. The kitchen had everything we needed. I will definitely plan another trip to Dock Envy. I want to thank John for his warm hospitality and going above and beyond in making our stay there great!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you as our guests for your next island vacation! John and I try to do our best at making each experience as wonderful and meaningful as possible. Thank you!
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4th year in a row. Love the location.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Owners easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great property, really enjoyed fishing off dock. Beach beautiful as always.

Thanks

Trish, Chris & Brody

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to know that your experience at Dock Envy was enjoyable! The dock does offer some amazing fishing and the beach is certainly a gem in the Gulf of Mexico. We look forward to hearing from you to return to LGI.
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Views abounding!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect fit for our family of 5! This is a prime location on Little Gasparilla Island with the best dock location. The views from the master bedroom, living room, and screened porch are amazing. The accomodations are simple but comfortable. The dock was perfect for docking our rental boat as well as fishing and sight seeing. The owners were hands on and available to answer questions and show us around. Thank you! We plan to return:)

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: 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

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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