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Feb 18- March 4, '17~ Call for speical rate ~ corner unit Sea Oats! See reviews

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Boca Grande Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)~ end unit w more windows ~ elevators

Boca Grande is a seven mile long island in the gulf of Mexico accessible by bridge. Our condominium is only 50 yards from the water, has a great view of the gulf of Mexico, and is fully furnished.

The town is like Sanibel without all the people. There are no high rise buildings, and relatively few condominiums. Our condo is on the best beach on the island.

The sunsets are spectacular, shelling is terrific, with sand dollars plentiful most of the year. The dolphins are regular visitors, the fishing in front of the condo is very good.

For bird watchers, the island is home to numerous osprey nests, and eagle nests are off island. Tarpon fishing at the end of the island in spring-summer is world famous. Several excellent golf courses nearby. The quaint shops carry beautiful merchandise.

Our smoke-free condo has all new appliances, leather couches, new ceramic tile in most areas, new dining room furniture, and is newly painted. It is a first floor end unit so you have extra light and relaxing breezes.

No walkway behind master bedroom guarantees privacy. Parking is under the building. Two porches, one open, one screened. Most meals are eaten outside on the porch. Friends tell us a visit to the condo is like going to Hawaii, but for a lot less money.

Visitors regularly include celebrities. Katherine Hepburn came here for years. The Bush family has spent several Christmas holidays here, as have a number of movie stars. The island was used for the recent Denzel Washington movie 'Out of Time'.

Keywords: Condominium,7 mile beach, relaxing, water views

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Joy Flaherty
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Joy Flaherty

Dennis and I are from MN and Mich (UP) and currently live in Davenport, Iowa. We always think of ourselves as Florida people with one foot on the beaches at Boca! We love to walk on the 7 mile beach and bike to the Inlet for breakfast by the water. We had a very SPECIAL guest who walked on the beach with us in Jan 2015! Feel free to ask about it!

Joy Flaherty purchased this condo in 2003

Why Joy Flaherty chose Gasparilla Island

We visited Florida many times to see my Mom, Eddy, who spent the winters in Pt Charlotte. One day, we visited the small island of Boca Grande and fell in love! We purchased our first Boca property in 1985.

We love the 'old Florida feel' with it's slower pace to enjoy all of nature's beauty. Rent bikes or a golf cart and not have to use your car for the whole vaca . . . truly relaxing!

What makes this condo unique

Our unit is a CORNER on the 'sun' side of the building so you will be able to enjoy the Florida sunshine all day and shade in late afternoon . . . just in time for dinner on the lanai! We have screens on all doors to provide fresh ocean breezes . . . we love to turn off the air conditioning and enjoy the fresh breezes.

Our condo is on the first floor and convenient to the steps to get to the beautiful water, beaches and even the golf cart charging area~ rent a cart for your vaca! The building also offers elevators for ease of moving in and out.

I love to cook you can be sure that we offer a well stocked kitchen with granite counters, a pantry for your storage and colorful Fiesta Ware dishes. Guests always comment on our well stocked kitchen with lots of flatware, dishes and glasses.

We try to offer all of the amenities for your home away from home vacation. Hair dryers, lots of beach towels, make up mirrors, cozy cover-ups and leather couches which help to cool you off after a day in the sun.

We 'fluff up' our unit on a regular basis to insure your every comfort. We added wood floors in bedrooms and updated our master bath w special walk in shower , raised commode and lots of natural stone. Our guest bath and bedroom has a queen bed and beach décor with horizontal striped walls, new bath fixtures , and a raised


We have a 50" smart TV which you can use with your Netflix account, DEDICATED internet for the best connection, leather sofas and a special feeling. . . "Welcome to our condo , a place to relax, enjoy the beach and the beauty of Boca."

Many thanks for sharing our special place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The renovations to the kitchen and master bath were fantastic and enjoyed by our family. The unit was very clean. I was relieved that there were sand chairs available for our use, since we forgot ours. We had everything we needed and even perfect weather.


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Feb 18- March 4, '17~ Call for speical rate ~ corner unit Sea Oats! See reviews
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews

Greatest place on Boca Grande

  • 5 of 5

Our second trip to this beautiful condo was great and relaxing. We are already planning our next trip there. The condo is appointed beautifully and every year there are changes in the decor that we all raved about. We always feel right at home when we arrive. I would recommend this condo for anyone who wants a relaxing and restful get a way

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI~ Thanks so much for your review and so glad you enjoyed your two weeks at Boca. We hope that you will be our guests, again, in 2017! Many thanks, Joy and Dennis
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It feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really like staying in this unit. We have stayed in several others on the same property but this one is our favorite. We always say when we are there, we feel like we are home. It is decorated in great taste. For me there is only 2 things I would change, one is the sinks in the master are to high, I have to stand on my toes just to wash my face. The second thing is the rain shower. It is not my favorite kind of shower head. I like more pressure from my shower head. But other than that it's a great place to call home for a week. Thanks for sharing your condo Joy. You are a pleasure to work with. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI~ Thanks for your nice review; so glad that you feel "at home" in our condo. Sorry to hear about height of sink in bath~ I've not heard this comment before. I will plan to add a small step stool that could help. Welcome back! Joy and Dennis
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A Bit of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Our week was amazing! We have spent several vacations in the past in this fabulous condo. We were happy to be back to enjoy another great week. Joy is a pleasure to work with, and her quick response times are appreciated! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your trip was amazing and you made some great memories with family. We invite you back year to enjoy some fun in the sun, again. Many thanks, Joy and Dennis
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week on Boca Grande. The condo is lovely, has everything needed for a delightful beach vacation. Sunsets, shelling, swimming, boating and exploring this unique island were highlights of our trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue~ So glad our condo met your needs for a wonderful, beach vacation. Pls join us again, as we welcome you back to enjoy Boca's "island time!"
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Beautiful paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful condo located directly on the beach. We had a wonderful time! Every sunset is a piece of heaven. The condo is fully equipped for any type of cooking you may need to do and the decorations are above and beyond. We were thrilled with our experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy~ Thanks for you review and kind words. We really like to keep the kitchen well stocked with items to keep life simple as our guests enjoy their "island time!" Welcome back for your week next year! Joy and Dennis
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Island Time

  • 4 of 5

We we pleasantly surprised to find this lovely condo.

We were in town to work on building our own home when we found this on VRBO.

I contacted Joy and set it up.

Joy is wonderful to correspond with and seems to be very nice

The condo is on the first floor, two bedrooms and very convenient.

It was very quiet but I don't believe there were many visitors on the property the week we were there

The pool , the ground are immaculately kept and the beach.............oh the beach.

It may be 50 steps from the building, at the most

I would recommend this to a couple or a small family

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pls join us, again, as we'd love to help you while in the process of building your new home! So glad you enjoyed your visit to Sea Oats and our condo.
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Rates & Availability

Boca Grande Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas week 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring and Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean + admin of $155. $155
Tax Rate 12.0%

$ 155. Cleaning + admin fees
Special discount for multiple weeks & returning guests for non peak times.

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.
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Boca Grande Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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