120 Sandy Footsteps from Front Door to Shore!

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Only a sandy pathway and 120 footsteps to the front door to the shore!


Last updated: 10/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Turtle's Nest is one of the best spots on Little Gasparilla Island for watching the sunset! This single level home rests at the edge of the sand dunes and has a west-facing screened deck that is a perfect gathering place for watching sunsets. Accommodations include three bedrooms and two baths on the main floor and an outdoor shower below. The master has a queen bed & private bathroom, while the guest room queen and the bunk room (with two sets of bunk beds) share a separate full bath. The home has recently been outfitted with all new appliances and has WiFi and satellite TV. We also offer services of a meet and greet and house cleaning at no additional fee. Our caretaker Paul can be contracted for additional a la carte concierge services should need arise during your stay that include options such as transportaton, grocery shopping, fishing outings and use of golf carts!

Turtle's Nest is perfect for families or couples to enjoy. Includes a fully-equipped kitchen, dining and living areas, screened deck, Satellite TV, WIFI, a VCR player, movie library, washer/dryer, new AC unit and all new stainless steel kitchen appliances.

As part of the barrier island chain that includes Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Little Gasparilla offers the peace and quiet that those busy islands used to have. Accessible only by water taxi, Little Gasparilla has fewer tourists, no paved roads, no cars, no high-rises and no crowds on the beach. You vacation with dolphins, ospreys and sea turtles instead!

There’s great fishing from the beach or the dock, and both children & adults will enjoy shelling, swimming, snorkeling or simply enjoying the sun. With an island priority of protecting the sea turtles from light pollution, you’ll see more stars than you might think possible. And while there’s daily water-taxi service between the island and the mainland, we bet you’ll want to stay put once you’ve arrived.

Golf carts can be rented, but most prefer walking the sandy paths that run the length of the island. There’s an excellent fresh-fish market (Miss Cindy's) just across Placida Bay, and many restaurants and gift shops in the nearby towns of Boca Grande and Placida –– a few reachable by water-taxi.

A vacation on Little Gasparilla will be one of your best holidays ever –– All you need are groceries & flip flops and you too will be ready to rest and be thankful!

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/24/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We only rent to families and couples. No rentals available for college student rentals. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Bunk bed room sleeps 4....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There is a leash law on the island however some folks with super well behaved dogs do tend to let dogs off leash around sunrise and sunset when the beach is clear of sun bathers etc. It is super important to keep pets OUT of the dunes for the preservation of nesting wildlife and for their saftey as there are sand spurs that can be harmful to their paws....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Once the wheelchair is up to the main floor the living space, bedroom and master bathroom are wheelchair accessible. Their are also hand rails in the master bath. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower


  • Two full bathrooms with tub/shower combination and one outdoor shower on ground level. All systems on the island are on septic and we ask for gentle and responsible water use. The out door shower is a great option as it drains directly into the dunes rather than septic and showering there also keeps sand to a minimum in the home. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Golf carts are available for rent on the island. Advance reservations are suggested. Rates are typically 300$ per week. Contact number for rental is 941-697-3820. Our care taker Paul often has a golf cart option to offer if you would like to contact him directly for those details his cell number is: 941-525-3980...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Out door games: badmitton, horse shoes...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Marina

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Breakfast bar seats additional two...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New unit installed Spring 2014...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New AC / Heating unit installed spring 2014...moreless

  • Internet: service...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided:

    6 large beach towels, 8 bath towels, 8 hand towels, 8 washcloths, dozens of dish towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New stainless steel dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen Plenty of dish ware, glass ware, silver ware, bake ware, pots and pans and serving dishes....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    All new stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We keep the basics stocked: salt, pepper, sugar, steak seasoning, Mrs. Dash seasoning. coffee filters, paper towels, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Bring your own ice, or use bottled water in icetrays...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    small uncovered sun bathing area on front deck....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our Gulf facing deck has been newly carpeted and re screened and includes patio chairs and a hammock....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    one Canoe (appropriate for marina side of island). It is here mostly as an emergency access boat rather than a recreation boat. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a small portable grill that is available for use. BYO charcoal however the items are kept locked and use requires signatures on a separate liability waiver to ensure fire safety. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
year round
May 15 - Oct 15, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

$1,750 $6,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $125
  • Meet and Greet $50
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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Car: Not Necessary

Parking at Eldred's Marina is available for 6$ per day and accepts cash only. The water taxi 'Pirate Taxi' can be booked for transport to and from the island. If you have your own boat, we have a dock slot available on the Marina side of LGI. It is important to bring all food and necessary items as there is no store on Little Gasparilla Island. It is important to bring a good supply of drinking water. There is a golf cart rental service on the island and advance reservations are suggested. Our home is located at about the mid point of the island and borders the Gulf side shore.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: I am a 'Florida Girl' by birth and heart. You can always find me in the sunshine. I was born and raised in Bartow, Florida. I have lived in Georgia and Western North Carolina but I have always considered Florida my home.

Why the Owner Chose Placida, FL, USA:
LGI reminds me of the beach get-a-way weekends I used to enjoy as a child. After my own children were grown I sought out a little sunny piece of Florida to call my own. I have spent over seventeen years living on island time at LGI. I have loved both the solitude and the close-knit community of friends that are my neighbors. I love to gather people together and my dream of being able to share the natural beauty of Florida with my children and grandchildren became a reality with their many fun-in-the-sun visits. With the ocean view from the front porch, our deck became the most popular place for our island friends to meet up to watch the sunset. Turtle's Nest has been a perfect place to gather with friends and family and to rest and be thankful.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Turtle's Nest is ocean front and sits directly on an access path just footsteps away from the Gulf Shore. The screened-in west-facing porch is a real bonus and is especially nice for gathering to watch the sunset. A favorite feature is the hammock. There are four sleep pads if kids or adults would like to camp out on the screened-in deck. There is a small outdoor grill available as well as a badminton set, and of course beach chairs and an large shade umbrella for guests to use.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/24/2016

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  • Only a sandy pathway and 120 footsteps to the front door to the shore!

    Only a sandy pathway and 120 footsteps to the front door to the shore!

  • The Turtles Nest Team, Shawna / Prop. Mgt. Margaret / Owner, Paul/ caretaker

    The Turtles Nest Team, Shawna / Prop. Mgt. Margaret / Owner, Paul/ caretaker

  • A lovely home but of course the best seat in the house is on the deck!

    A lovely home but of course the best seat in the house is on the deck!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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