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"Surf's Up": Beach Front Victorian Cottage with Unbelievable Views!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bed Rooms, Two Baths, 1200 Sq Ft. With views that will take your breath away.

Leave your car and your cares at the marina because Little Gasparilla is accessible only by water taxi! That means our beaches are uncrowded and tourists and traffic are just a mainland memory. If you are looking for a quiet tropical island to relax and unplug, Little Gasparilla is your dream vacation spot. Our "nightlife" consists of giant sea turtles laying their eggs -- our only bar is the sand bar where you can find sand dollars and shells!

This island provides the perfect get away because there are no cars, shops or restaurants, just relaxation. This beautiful Beach Cottage is steps away from the Gulf. Large Master Bed Room with California King. Master Bath has large shower and jet tub. Second bedroom has a Queen Bed, third bedroom has twin bed. Family room with couch that makes a bed for two. There is also an extra bedroom that is great for kids/teenagers with bunk beds and couch that makes a bed for two. All bedrooms have flat screen TVs with hi def throughout house. Also, 4 bikes available for your use.

LITTLE GASPARILLA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...PLEASE READ!

• You cannot drive your car to the island and the only access is via water taxi; there is no vehicle ferry.

• You must park your car at the marina at the mainland but it will be perfectly safe there; parking is $6 a day.

• The water taxi is $10 per person each way and he will drop you right at our dock

• All homes come with a grill. We have a gas grill.

• We provide beach chairs and an umbrella.

• You must bring all groceries to the island with you.

• There are no stores of any kind on the island, not even a convenience store. You can buy ice on the island, however.

• There is no need to bring drinking water; the water from the tap is safe and drinkable.

• There are first responders on the island and we have 911 service in case of an emergency.

• Golf carts are not necessary; the island is only 100-200 yards wide in most places and our concierge will meet you upon arrival to bring you to the house. But they are fun to go exploring.

• You can fish off the dock or the beach but non-Florida residents will need to purchase a fishing license.

• The beach is dog-friendly but dogs must be under your control, non-aggressive and we do charge a pet fee.

More Details

Owner
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals

We are a family that has been coming to Little Gasparilla Island for 20 plus years. We fell in love upon the first visit. We always dreamed of owning a house here. That dream has now come true, and we would love to share our slice of heaven with you.

Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals purchased this cottage in 2015

Amenities

Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bonus Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Master Suite King, with master bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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Really enjoyed the trip. Communication was great and very easy. House had all we needed.

  • 4 of 5

House was great - Loved the porch and lower deck, plus great front row view of sunset! Master bedroom was really comfy, and shower nice. Outside shower was probably nicest I have used, and appreciate the shampoo stocking it had. House could use another beach chair or two, since hard to bring. Also, was a little mildewy smelling when we first arrived, especially downstairs apartment. My oldest son did love that as his private room though! Could also use a cutting board (or maybe we just never found it). We loved the island (although we think someone should open a renagade coffee shop/bookstore :))!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely, relaxing gulf front cottage, amazing views, nice layout of rooms.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5, plus 2 dogs, had a great Christmas week here. Only downside was a very musty smell in main level master bedroom, alleviated slightly when we went mainland and bought a new air filter. Had difficulty breathing comfortably our first night. Existing filter was completely blocked. (We left old filter on lower level next to cart.)

Loved the paddle boards you provided, and the wonderful screened porch!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible vacation

  • 5 of 5

Free from worry about anything, Terry (property manager) took care of everything. Enough room, well-stocked kitchen, thoughtful baskets of toiletries, steps from the beach. Absolutely wonderful!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An amazing home for enjoying island life!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "Surf's Up" Thanksgiving week of 2016. We have stayed on LGI for 3 Thanksgivings, but this was our first spent at this property. We loved this house and it's location. The view from the porch is amazing and the house's location made it so easy to get to the beach for sunset. Will stay beachfront from now on!

The home was very clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the paddleboards and appreciated having them there for our use. We were looking forward to having 4 bikes to use, but found 2 adult bikes and one kids bike. They were not in working condition, but the owners said they would attend to the bikes for future renters.

The owners were always available by phone or text when we had any questions. They were easy to communicate with leading up to, during, and after the trip.

We hope to enjoy this property again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An Amazing Home with a Breathtaking View

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Surfs Up with 7 friends from 8/12/2016-8/19/2016 and we could not be more pleased with our stay. The house was very well maintained and very clean. Even with 8 people in the home, there was plenty of room for everyone. The homeowners supply renters with a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of towels, and other appliances for renters to use. They even supply the renter with items like paddle boards and bikes to make a stay on the island even more enjoyable. The view from the screened-in porch is immaculate, as you are only footsteps away from the Gulf. I was very pleased with every aspect of my stay here, and can honestly say I have nothing negative to say about my stay or the home. I would absolutely recommend Surfs Up to anyone visiting the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Fun

  • 4 of 5

My family and friends really enjoyed our stay. The views of the sunsets were amazing. We love the fact they had 2 paddle boards, the kids couldn't get enough of it. We paddled out to the sandbar and the kids snorkeled.The kitchen was fully stocked with kitchen equipment, and the grill made cooking easy. All and all, a lovely vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Beach
LGI
Car: not necessary

Nothing like drinking that first cup of Coffee, with the feel of the ocean breeze on your face. Then take a few steps to the beach, in search of prehistoric shark's teeth, shells and shorebirds.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

At least two members of any group must be age 25 or older; sorry but we cannot rent to college students during Spring Break. Holiday surcharges are applied for reservations for Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Christmas/New Years timeframes. Guests responsible for mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pets permitted with $100 pet fee per pet applied. Please note that the cleaning rate will be increased for rentals of 14 nights or more.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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