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 newly built island home is situated on Little Gasparilla Island which is one island north of Boca Grande. Little Gasparilla Island is a "boat access only" barrier island, 10 minutes from the mainland with no high-rise or commercial development. This home is perfect for two couples or a family. Each couple has their own master suite, with lots of privacy, their own bathroom and access to the sundeck for sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico!
This double master suite home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and an open floor plan with a wrap around balcony. Each bedroom upstairs features a king size bed, its own flatscreen TV and a private bathroom. Downstairs, a third bedroom has a twin bed with a trundle and the living area has an additional sofa bed for extra guests. A third full bath is located on the main floor.
The home boasts all first class finishes and features travertine floors, upgraded granite throughout, luxury wood custom cabinetry, high end fixtures/ceiling fans and views from the spacious top sundeck of island sunsets and the Gulf of Mexico. This island retreat includes a deep water dock with power and water for any size vessel. It features a large screened in patio, downstairs outdoor shower, golf cart garage with ample storage, fish cleaning station and 2 extra capacity filtered cisterns. This unique island community property includes a ‘gulf to bay’ access for renters with private beach access spanning the entire width of the island. This exclusive island with white sandy beaches is never crowded and is known for its flats fishing for redfish, snook & trout. This home is located perfectly for outdoor enthusiasts with Don Pedro Island State Park steps away to the north and world famous Boca Grande tarpon fishing directly to the south.
There is a complimentary jon boat with a trolling motor available for exploring the mangroves in the bay or the sandbar.
This home also provides use of the golf cart for an additional fee of $150 for three night rentals and $250 for rentals of 4-7 nights. Please note that the golf cart may only be used by adults aged 21 years or older. LGI rentals is not responsible for obtaining an alternate cart should the cart require maintenance prior to/during your stay and is unavailable. We will refund your golf cart fee if the cart is unavailable. Please note that VRBO will list the golf cart fee as "Property Fees" in the detailed quote.
There is also a fire pit which is perfect for roasting hot dogs or making s'mores! Redfish Retreat comes with free use of the aluminum boat and trolling motor that's behind the house. This is great for kids and adults to fish the docks and mangroves behind the house which are loaded with Snook, Southern Sheeps Head, Red Fish and many more species of fish."
The private dock is shared with others in the community, so only one boat per home is allowed.
WiFi - available with a fee. Speeds adequate for web-browsing, emails, social media, but not games or streaming.
Pet Policy - pet-friendly with $100 non-refundable fee (per pet)
Minimum Renter Age - 25
Boat Slip - included on dock number 10 (this is also where the water taxi will drop you off)
Complimentary Concierge- will meet you at the dock with a golf cart to assist with transporting your luggage and groceries to the home
Satellite TV - yes
Grill Type - gas
Parking - $6/night ($8/night if you have a boat trailer) at Eldred's Marina where you meet the boat taxi
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.