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Charming Home in the Heart of Historic Boca Grande! Handicap Friendly!

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Welcome to Whitewash Alley! Here's the front door to the big screened porch.

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

'Whitewash Alley' as we call her is a spectacular home in the heart of Boca Grande's historic village.
Our home offers comforts and details rarely found in vacation rentals. This was HOME to our family, so it is very well appointed in a way that one might expect only to find in a beloved private residence. The house has a very special and warm feeling to it that our guests and friends comment on time and time again. Read on to see why this is truly one of the rare and choice rental properties on the island!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well mannered pets will be considered....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The whole first floor is wheelchair accessible with no steps up or down onto the front porch or decks....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Loft

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  • Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen size bed in the Master bedroom, Double Beds (3) 1 full/double in the Guest bedroom downstairs; 1 full/double upstairs in the 'Nest' (small private bedroom off of the dorm); 1 full/double upstairs in the Loft, Twin or Single Beds (4) 3 twin beds in the Dorm; 1 twin bed in the Loft...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We offer a 4 seat golf cart for rent at $200 a week or $35 a day (for stays less than 1 week) + 6% tax. The cart is invoiced separately. Please call or email to book....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a great collection of books at the house and the Island's Johann Fust Library is a must see! ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    We have a nice collection of CD's including classical, jazz, folk, bluegrass and world....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) There is a TV with DVD, Blu-ray and VHS player in the living room and a TV and DVD player in the Master....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Great selection of DVD's and VHS movies. Also, our library at the Community Center has lots of movies to check out....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Whitewash Alley is in the middle of historic Boca Grande Village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are five separate, individually controllable heating/cooling zones....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Lee County Parks & Recreation offers a nice fitness room at the Boca Grande Community Center just 5 blocks from the house. There is no charge to use the facility. You simply sign a 'one time' waiver....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    (4)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

    The kitchen is beautiful. It has cherry cabinets, antique hanging wall cupboards, and long expanses of shiny granite counters. There is an 18' wide single plank primitive work table in the middle of the kitchen with 4 stools tucked under it. A great place for your morning coffee and paper or prepping dinner with a glass of wine. The appliances are new as of 2009 and there is a 4 burner gas stove! The kitchen is very well appointed with all sorts of gadgets, tools, and handy appliances. We can also boast of having a salad bowl that is actually big enough to make a seriously big salad - and we have good cutlery!!!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a lovely large screened front porch overlooking Tarpon Avenue and a nice deck off of the kitchen with a large retractable awning. Additionally there are two patios, one in the side-yard and the other at the rear of the house adjacent to the Master and accessible through french doors....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks, paddles and life vests are available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    There are 2 beautiful public courts on Wheeler Street just a short ride from the house....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 11 - Oct 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$325 $425
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,200 $8,500
Fall 2016
Oct 10 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$425 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,975 $11,000
Spring/Tarpon 2017
Apr 22 - Jul 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$425 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,975 $11,000
Summer 2017
Jul 9 - Oct 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$325 $395
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,200 $8,500
Fall 2017
Oct 8 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$425 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,975 $11,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,500 $13,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Pets subject to owner approval at time of booking.

We request you get damage insurance thru CSA at $49 for $1,500 of coverage.

Golf Cart rental at $200/week or $35/day for stays less than 1 week. Cart invoiced separately.

Cancellation refunds subject to 4 weeks prior notice & re-letting of property for same amount.

Rentals over major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter)must be a minimum stay of 7 days.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

The charming village of Boca Grande is located on Gasparilla Island, which is shared by Lee and Charlotte counties. Gasparilla is in the same chain of islands as Sanibel and Captiva, but is unique in that there is a 'real' town on our island dating back to the 1800s. Gasparilla is famous for its pristine beaches, historic properties, notable visitors and world-class fishing. Everything in Boca is relaxed and moves at island pace. If you are looking for fast food or harried salespeople, you won't find them here.

Our house is located on Tarpon Avenue, once known as Whitewash Alley (as most of the houses were literally whitewashed). It is a peaceful and quaint street with many of the houses retaining the feel of the early 20th century. The location of our house is in the very heart of the village and is 2 to 4 blocks from virtually everything in town. Coffee shops, restaurants, Hudson's Market, boutiques, shops, the Post Office, the Boca Grande Health Clinic, a Pilates and yoga studio, the Community Center, fire department, many beautiful churches and the beach!

Gasparilla Island has been protected from over-development, and much of Boca Grande has been designated as an historic district with many buildings dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. There are several historic sites on the island, with one of the true gems being the Boca Grande Lighthouse which was built in 1890.

Visitors often choose to travel the island as the locals do, on golf carts, which are welcome everywhere on Gasparilla. Another popular mode of transportation is the bicycle. There is a beautifully maintained, paved, 'rails to trails' path that runs the length of the island for walking, running, skating, cycling and carting.

The village of Boca Grande offers a fantastic selection of casual and fine dining restaurants (with great bars), art galleries, outfitters, small specialty shops, gourmet shops with prepared foods, wines and cheeses, and our wonderful local market complete with a butcher. Periodically a sign will appear downtown saying 'shrimp boat is in', which means, get down to Whidden's Marina as fast as you can to get the freshest shrimp you can buy, straight from the man who caught it.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

Why the Owner Chose Boca Grande, FL, USA:
Boca Grande is one of the few places that still feels like 'old Florida'. This is what really brought our family to the island. Our mother, who spent a good deal of time on the east coast in the 1920's as a small child was mesmerized by all things Florida. She maintained a life long love affair with the state. She adored the water, trees, birds, clouds, weather, fishing, architecture, you name it. As Florida was undergoing what she considered to be very unfortunate changes as it continued to grow, she would hit the roads in her car and strike out in search of the Florida that she knew as a child. When she first came to Gasparilla island in the 1970's it felt familiar to her, still 'real', not over developed and contrived the way so much of the state had become. Boca Grande was the place to be. She staked her claim. We are all so thankful to her for finding this magical place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When you enter the front door of Whitewash Alley it will feel as though you are meeting up with a dear old friend. The house was originally built in 1911. When we undertook a major  renovation on the property in 2008, we took great care to honor the feel and aesthetics of the exterior of the house. From the street you see a large screened front porch attached to what appears to be a modest early 20th century cottage. Upon entering the home for the first time, the typical reaction is one of great surprise.  Contemporary architectural design has been dovetailed beautifully with the 'old bones' of the house. There is a huge open living room and dining room with great, tall ceilings and a beautiful kitchen with cherry cabinets and vast granite counter tops. The floors in the common area are handmade Mexican Saltillo with the characteristic warm terracotta 'glow'. The kitchen is very well appointed with just about anything you could possibly need. Our chef-brother has seen to that.  The feel throughout the house is that of laid back comfort with elements of whimsy, elegance, but above all comfort! It is furnished mostly with antiques and vintage pieces that were collected locally or brought down from Virginia. We have been told by friends who have lived in Boca for decades that it is one of the most 'livable' homes on the island. You can truly feel the heart and soul in 'Whitewash Alley'. A very special aspect of Whitewash Alley is that it is a handicap-friendly home. There is a ramp at the side entrance to the house, 36' doors into the home, master bedroom, and master bath and a generous sized walk-in shower in the master suite, with plenty of grab bars to assist. There is a lift/recliner chair in the living room as well. 


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Whitewash Alley! Here's the front door to the big screened porch.

    Welcome to Whitewash Alley! Here's the front door to the big screened porch.

  • Screened porch with beautiful, comfortable wicker love seat, rocker and 2 chairs

    Screened porch with beautiful, comfortable wicker love seat, rocker and 2 chairs

  • Living room (guest room straight ahead through door) and staircase to the loft.

    Living room (guest room straight ahead through door) and staircase to the loft.

  • Our beautiful kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite counters, tons of work space!

    Our beautiful kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite counters, tons of work space!

  • ... more cabinets and counter space in the fully equipped kitchen.

    ... more cabinets and counter space in the fully equipped kitchen.

  • Master suite with library/lounging area. Suite has double doors to the outside.

    Master suite with library/lounging area. Suite has double doors to the outside.

  • Back staircase to the Dorm, the Nest, the Loft and the 3rd full bathroom.

    Back staircase to the Dorm, the Nest, the Loft and the 3rd full bathroom.

  • View of Dorm. Opening to rt. goes to the bathroom. The little door to the Loft.

    View of Dorm. Opening to rt. goes to the bathroom. The little door to the Loft.

  • Loft w/ 1 twin and 1 full size bed can be accessed from the Dorm or front stairs

    Loft w/ 1 twin and 1 full size bed can be accessed from the Dorm or front stairs

  • The shed, whack is in the back yard, houses beach going supplies.

    The shed, whack is in the back yard, houses beach going supplies.

  • Quan Yin watches over the garden.

    Quan Yin watches over the garden.

  • The amazing Gulf of Mexico just blocks from the house.

    The amazing Gulf of Mexico just blocks from the house.

  • On the front porch is ample seating and a farm table for outdoor dining.

    On the front porch is ample seating and a farm table for outdoor dining.

  • The porch also has a large farm table. Great for outdoor dining or playing games

    The porch also has a large farm table. Great for outdoor dining or playing games

  • Guest room furnished w/ a Victorian 'painted cottage set', has a full size bed.

    Guest room furnished w/ a Victorian 'painted cottage set', has a full size bed.

  • ...more beautiful work room and 'congregating' space...

    ...more beautiful work room and 'congregating' space...

  • Master bedroom with hardwood floors, antiques and queen size bed.

    Master bedroom with hardwood floors, antiques and queen size bed.

  • Master Bathroom with large walk-in shower, well equipped with lots of grab bars.

    Master Bathroom with large walk-in shower, well equipped with lots of grab bars.

  • The Dorm has 3 twins. The 'Nest', through the French doors has a full size bed.

    The Dorm has 3 twins. The 'Nest', through the French doors has a full size bed.

  • This is the Nest off of the Dorm with a full bed. The French doors give privacy.

    This is the Nest off of the Dorm with a full bed. The French doors give privacy.

  • Deck off of the kitchen with seating, retractable awning and a gas grill.

    Deck off of the kitchen with seating, retractable awning and a gas grill.

  • 4 seater electric golf cart, available to rent while leasing the house.

    4 seater electric golf cart, available to rent while leasing the house.

  • The beautiful beach at 3rd Street.

    The beautiful beach at 3rd Street.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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