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 vintage Little Gasparilla Island cottage has been meticulously renovated with a flair for unique style and attention to detail...and nothing has been overlooked! From the stunning new granite countertops in the kitchen to the display of vintage Florida postcards adorning the living room wall, this cottage will delight you with both its small details and big views.
The kitchen has been updated with beautiful new slate-finish appliances, granite countertops, farmhouse sink in the island and stunning new flooring...not to mention dramatic views of the Gulf of Mexico.
The living/dining area also boasts Gulf views from the country farm dining table with its eclectic assortment of mix-and-match dining chairs. Bookcases flanking the antique pine fireplace mantel are stocked with an assortment of books and unique collectibles for a warm, comfortable vibe and lots of reading options. The home is decorated with painted furniture, vintage signs, island artwork and repurposed antiques for a truly unique and comfortable ambiance! This cottage is truly one-of-a-kind!
Both cozy bedrooms feature antique furnishings and brand new beds and bedding, and the master -- with a king bed -- offers dramatic Gulf views from the sliding glass doors that open to the front porch.
Outdoors, the front deck affords you a breezy spot to dine outdoors with dramatic views south towards Boca Grande and west towards LGI's spectacular sunsets. Bonefish Bungalow sits out on the beach much farther than its southern neighbors, giving it much more dramatic and unobstructed views!
Bonefish Bungalow sleeps 4 comfortably, is pet-friendly, includes access to a dock slip at Dock 42, includes all linens, beach chairs, beach umbrella and the services of our island concierge who will meet you at the dock and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you.
Service 'extras' such as additional maid service or mid-week concierge service during your stay may be available by prior arrangement. Ask us about boat and jet ski rentals, golf cart rentals, guided fishing trips, sea turtle patrols, seaplane tours, etc. The house is to be occupied by no more than 4 persons without prior approval, and any party falsely representing the number of people in the home will be subject to immediate eviction without refund. In the event authorities order a mandatory evacuation from the island because of a hurricane, you will receive a prorated refund.
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. Bonefish has an electric grill so no charcoal is needed.
• 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 there is a $100 pet fee per pet.
INTERNET: There is no wired internet service on the island. There are a couple options for wifi. Most people just opt to use the mobile hotspots on their smartphones, especially if they have unlimited data or a large data plan. Cell service is excellent and that is the most convenient option...and it seems to work a bit faster. We can provide instructions on hot spotting if you are not familiar. If you do not have a smartphone, we provide a free Verizon jetpack BUT you have to purchase data AND YOU MUST REQUEST IT IN ADVANCE. You can either bring a Verizon card with you OR we can sell you one when we bring over the jetpack. You can buy as much data as you need, but it IS expensive....so we urge guests NOT to plan on using the jetpack for entertainment...no streaming music or videos, etc. It is more than adequate for checking emails, etc. and most people use about 2G of data per week which is $35. 5G is $60 and 10G is $100. (It is sort of like a cruise where you have to pay for the minutes you are on-line.) You just need to let us know in advance so we can make sure we have a fully charged jetpack available for you. If you bring a Verizon card with you, we can show you how to add the data. Or, we can pre-add data prior to your arrival but you have to let us know how much you think you will need. Just keep in mind that it is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland, and anything that uses up a lot of data will increase your costs. (It is especially helpful to remind kids and teenagers who are used to unlimited data!) We usually suggest that people download books and movies to their tablets or e-readers BEFORE coming to the island.
PLEASE NOTE: We do require that two members of each group must be over 25 years of age. We apologize, but we can NOT rent to college groups as a courtesy to the homeowners and our island neighbors. Guests will be evicted if found not to meet age requirements upon check in. Additionally, we can not exceed capacity in island homes due to the fragile septic systems.