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Coconut Palm Cottage: Tropical Ambiance, Private And Quiet, Classic Island Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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!

Coconut Palm Cottage has been lovingly maintained by one owner for years. The lovely tropical foliage and well maintained yard attests to the care and love lavished on this little cottage. Now it is available for YOUR family vacation.

Lush tropical foliage!

The home is surrounded by frangipani, bird of paradise, orchids, coconut palms, even avocado trees! You truly get a taste of the tropics in this cottage!

Lots of privacy!

Set back from the road, with a sunporch in front, the house insulates you from golf carts passing by. The house is surrounded by lush tropical foliage to offer even more privacy. The home is peaceful and quiet and surprisingly large.

Centrally located!

Halfway between the bay and the beach, the house is just a short walk to the bay for fishing or to the beach for swimming. The home is near the south end of the island, just north of Hideaway Bay Beach Club, on Coconut Palm Lane.

Outdoor living area! In addition to the glass-enclosed sun porch upstairs, there is also a large outdoor deck all the way around the house with seating -- and the entire downstairs is screened for additional entertainment area. Downstairs a hammock, porch swing, sofa and chairs offer a comfortable spot to relax in the shade. The full-size washer and dryer are also located downstairs.

The home has two bedrooms and one bath and sleeps four. There are four twins with the ability to convert the twins to a king. (One bedroom is made up as a king but can be converted back to twins if requested.)

Guests also have access to a dock slip if you wish to rent a boat or bring your own. Your rental also includes the services of our concierge who can meet you at the dock and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you. Beach chairs and an umbrella are also provided for your convenience and the home has a charcoal grill downstairs.

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. This home has a charcoal grill; please bring charcoal and lighter fluid with you.

• All homes come with 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.

• 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 most homes charge a pet fee

• If you request use of a mobile hotspot, keep in mind that this is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland. There is no unlimited data and wi-fi is NOT for entertainment. No Netflix, no skyping, no streaming music, no downloading videos, etc. Many people find the mobile hotspots on their smartphones are better alternatives.

More Details

Property Manager
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2017

About Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals

We have lived on the island for 30 years and we started renting our own home many years ago when we traveled. Then our neighbors asked us to handle rentals for them also -- and now we offer vacation rentals in a variety of price ranges and locations on the island...from dramatic beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our vacation rental homes are painstakingly cared for...we want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". So relax, kick off your flip flops, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle!

Why Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals chose Placida

We love the lush tropical environment of this home...and there is so much outdoor living space including a large yard and a huge screened-in downstairs porch. The home is close to both the beach and the dock so it is easy to walk to the beach for a swim or to walk to the dock for some fishing. We love the sun porch and the privacy of the outdoor porches.

Amenities

Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is also a downstairs shower on the enclosed downstairs screened porch.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms currently have twin beds....either can be converted into a king for maximum flexibility. One bedroom will be made up as a king.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Coconut Palm Cottage: Tropical Ambiance, Private And Quiet, Classic Island Home
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

3rd year of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year in a row staying at Coconut Palm. My husband and I fell in love with everything about this house. It has everything you could need, the location is perfect, and everyone involved in the rental process is helpful and super nice. The outdoor shower and screened in porch downstairs are only some of our favorite things about this beach house. I can't say enough about how great this vacation is for us every year, we countdown until we make it back. LGI is our paradise. We would and have recommended the island and this rental company to anyone who is looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful island, great location, and comfortable accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful Island home that was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation on Little Gasparilla. The house is perfectly set up with everything you could possibly need. Our family enjoyed the Island and we were so excited to witness a sea turtle laying her eggs. We kept a safe distance and did not disturb her in anyway. We hope to come back in the future and enjoy this piece of paradise again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace, Quiet and Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Nice home that is setup perfectly for a family of 4. We had two beachcombers and two fisherman. The house sits pretty much in the center of the island so we had equally short walks to the gulf and the bay. The home was in very good order upon arrival. Well equipped and very comfortable. Laurie and Tracie did a superb job providing all necessary info and details prior to arrival. This was our first experience at LGI and it went off without a hitch. This will not be our last visit and we will certainly look to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Coconut Palm Cottage. It was cozy, close to the beach, and comfortable. The enclosed porch would be lovely in the cooler weather, and loved the outdoor shower convenience. We really appreciated Laurie's quick response to questions and minor problems during our stay. This was everything a relaxing beach vacation should be.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disconnect in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd year in a row we have stayed in this amazing cottage. The home has everything you could need and is in a short walk to both the Gulf and the Intercoastal. We can't say enough about how much we love this home and LGI. From the delightful owners to the amenities in the house, we countdown to our arrival every year. Quiet, relaxing and private, we couldn't have asked for a better week to get away from it all. Laurie is great and makes the rental process easy. We love it!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
RSW or SRW
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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. Pet fee of $100/pet may be assessed depending on size/breed. Please note that the cleaning rate will be increased for rentals of 14 nights or more.

Manager'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.