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Tropical Home nestled among the coconuts

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sand, sun, and water during the day....lazy, tropical breezes at night

Cracker Landing is aptly named for the Florida owner's affinity for the Florida Crackers who settled this land.The owner is descended from many early settlers to southwest Florida. The name reflects a respect for the beauty of the coastal island and for the lovely, interesting life the waters provide. The home is situated in the middle of the island, requiring about a two minute walk to the

beach....approximately 500 feet to the boardwalk. Gentle breezes blow most of the time. There are community boat ramps for those who wish to bring their own boat. There is also a water taxi available for hire at minimal rates. You will need to pay for parking on the mainland at Eldred's marina, which is currently $6.00 per day.The house is fully air conditioned, has two flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi, and all linens, dishes, and appliances are furnished It is a two-story house with two open decks to sit on. You can relax with your

coffee on either deck as you enjoy the tropical flowers, coconut trees , and watch the ospreys and seagulls as they fly the azure skies.

The inside of the house is mostly paneled with cedar . The upstairs loft-room is also pecky cedar with numerous windows to provide an open feeling. The house has an outdoor shower for showering off the sand from the beach.

More Details

Owner
linda bailey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

About linda bailey

I am a third generation Floridian who has a great respect for the ;Old Florida; style of living. That connotation implies a closeness with the land, with honor, and with a more simplistic approach to life. Little Gasparilla provides a peaceful sojourn for me as I watch the Ospreys fly about and as I often watch the incredibly lovely, yet changing colors of the daily sunsets.

Why linda bailey chose Florida South West

My husband and I loved the natural beauty Little Gasparilla Island provides. We built our house in 1984 . It has an abundance of natural cedar wood on the walls; has provided many happy, family times over the years. The appliances are modern, the house well-maintained and is designed with numerous windows for those who like the open feeling.

What makes this house unique

All comforts of a home setting while being also close to the bay and 7 miles of gorgeous gulf beach. Extra lot next to the house provides for privacy and room for children to play. If you are looking for absolutely gorgeous beach and outstanding fishing...then welcome home, traveler. You have arrived at the right spot.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cracker Landing offered my family and me a terrific chance to sit down and do things together that we forget to do in the hubbub and rush of our lives on the mainland. The beach is gorgeous, the bay lovely and the house provides a really comfortable setting with all the modern conveniences yet a sense of privacy and a time for reflection. Each day, my family and I had an opportunity to discover something new and exciting at the beach.



My husband and son enjoyed fishing off the dock and attempting to catch shrimp when the current was flowing. My daughter and I spent most of the time looking for shells at the beach and building sandcastles near the water. The house is two story with two twin beds in the loft and a double bed. The main floor bedroom is spacious and has a king-sized bed. There are two bathrooms and a large tiled shower. The entire house is furnished nicely and is designed for leisurely activities. We loved staying there and hope to return again next year.
Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Pirate's Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fiddler's Green
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Road 776
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Gasparilla Fishery
Car: not necessary

This is a barrier island with no commercialization except for golf cart rental.

All restaurants and commercial tours will need to be accessed on the mainland which can be with your private boat or by taking a water taxi. Call 941-697-3820 for golf cart rental....Deric or Connor Flom

Amenities

Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • there are two toilet-sink rooms with a tiled shower in between the two bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
  • one large bedroom with large closet-kingsize bed one upstairs loft-type room that has one queen bed and two single bunk-type beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The downstairs shower offers endless possibilities for a relaxing atmosphere No golf cart provided

Reviews

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(22 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Home nestled among the coconuts
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 23 reviews
5

Love Cracker Landing

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I enjoy staying here, Linda is great.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zolfo Springs
4

It is older but very comfortable. Fit our needs very well.

  • 4 of 5

Just needed a couple of branches cut back to keep off our heads. Close to both beach and bay. Enjoyed it very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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winter haven, fl, usa
5

This house has character !!! We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The wraparound wooden deck on the second story overlooking coconut palms was second only to the bedroom loft on the third floor! You really feel like you are on a secluded island when you're at this house. Short walk to the beach or the bay...we had a wonderful stay and Linda (owner) was great to work with and extremely friendly. We would do it again. This house has plenty of room and sleeping space doesn't feel cramped. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delivered perfectl

  • 5 of 5

The overall feel of the property is awesome (just like a summertime memory) close to the beach and dock(for the ferry over) . We were there in February of 2017, great weather. Get a golf cart and explore the island, although it may be small, it's a dream of an escape. Rent a boat and get on the water.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect! With everything going on in our family, Little Gasparilla was the perfect getaway for my husband and I! So cozy and quiet, peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed walking the beach, so beautiful! Linda was excellent. She gave us any info we needed, and was available for any further questions. Absolutely recommend this as the perfect getaway! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation spot!

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 6. It was very comfortable and well stocked. we are hoping to visit again next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
cleaning $100

There is a $200.00 reservation/damage fee payable at the time of reservation. There is also a $75.00 cleaning fee; a $50.00 pet fee, if applicable which is non-refundable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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