A 5 minute free ferry ride and instantly, you are away from it all.
No cars, no stores, no problem. Just absolute paradise!
Really, there are no stores, no restaurants, no cars, no kidding.
Little Gasparilla Island is a beautiful bridgeless barrier island only accessible by boat. The island has 7 miles of uncrowded 'Old Florida Beaches'. You truly feel like you are on a private island.
The sunsets! Little Gasparilla Island has the most amazing sunsets. No two are alike. The colors in the afterglow can be spectacular. You will be sure to go home with plenty of magnificent sunset photos. She Sells Seashells offers the opportunity to view the sunsets right from the lanai.
The island offers some of the best fishing. You can fish from the dock or the beach. There are many options for boat rentals and fishing guides. For an adventurous experience you can even try fishing for goliath grouper which can get up to 700 pounds.
There are several options for kayak and stand up paddle board rentals. You may want to try a guided kayak tour through the mangrove tunnels or rent a clear bottom kayak to explore. If you would like to try, there are fishing kayaks available to rent.
The shelling is incredible. You can find a multitude of beautiful shells including sharks teeth and sand dollars. Wildlife is all around you. There are dolphins, manatee, gopher turtles, sea turtles, blue heron, pelicans as well as many other bird species. During sea turtle season you might be able to catch a baby sea turtle release.
She Sells Seashells is a gulf view "beachfully" decorated 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse. The maximum occupancy is 6 people.
Our home has a King bed downstairs in the master bedroom and 2 queens in the second bedroom upstairs. All of our beds have comfortable memory foam toppers.
A golf cart is included to explore the sandy paths on the island. There are beach chairs, beach toys, beach umbrella and a handy beach cart.
Down on the deck is a table with chairs and a charcoal grill. An outdoor shower is downstairs, which is so refreshing after a day at the beach.
WIFI is provided by Hideaway Bay Beach Club. There are 3 flat screen televisions with satellite TV/HD/ DVR. There is a 47 inch flat screen TV in the living room. The upstairs bedroom has X BOX 360 with an assortment of games.
For added enjoyment is a movie collection and DVD player. There are also plenty of board games.
Included are all linens, beach towels, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, coffee pot, toaster, crockpot, iron, ironing board, washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, blender, and central AC.
The ferry is free for guests and runs every 2-3 hours depending on the day of the week. There is free gated parking on the mainland. Also included is the use of the heated community pool. You can even bring your own boat (21.5 feet maximum) and dock it right at the community dock. There are 33 dock slips on a first come first serve basis. If you choose, you can use the community grill and smoker.
A short drive from the mainland there are several restaurants and grocery stores to choose from.
If you don't feel like cooking or going out to dinner you can even have a pizza delivered to the mainland ferry landing.
You will make memories of a lifetime at Little Gasparilla Island!