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Bartoe Beach House - Quaint Cottage For 4 On Little Gasparilla Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 784 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bartoe Beach House - Quaint Cottage For 4 On Little Gasparilla Island

Bartoe Beach House is located on Little Gasparilla Island; a bridge-less barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico that is only accessible by boat or water taxi. This island is residential and does not have any grocery stores or restaurants. Guests must bring all food, beverage, clothes and personal items at time of arrival. Or a return boat ride to the mainland will be in order.

Pirate's Water Taxi 941.697.5777 is the main mode of transportation to and from the island if you do not have a personal watercraft. Normal business hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm. There is a fee of $20 minimum one-way (this covers 2 people and luggage), with each additional person costing $10. The captain will run after hours if previously scheduled at an increased rate. This service runs out of Eldred's Marina where parking is available for $6/night.

This quaint cottage will comfortably accommodate 4 people in the two bedroom, 1 bathroom floor plan. The master bedroom offers a queen size bed and storage for your clothes while the second bedroom provides 2 twin beds. The full bathroom with a combination bath/shower. Additional enclosed shower downstairs is equipped with hot and cold water, to allow for removal of sand after your return from the beach.

The open kitchen is well appointed with all the cookware, dishes and utensils needed to whip up a home cooked meal or simply make a tasty snack. All minor appliances are available; drip coffee maker, blender, crock pot and toaster. Full sized fridge and stove top oven. This kitchen does not have a dishwasher, since you're on vacation consider bringing paper plates.

This property is conveniently located close to the bay side of the island and near the community dock (#65) where the water taxi will bring you to or where you will dock your personal watercraft. There is a luggage/garden cart under the house for assistance in transporting your luggage a short 200 feet from the dock to Bartoe Beach House.

Once you are settled in, put on your swimsuit and shorts for a day on the pristine white sandy shores of Little Gasparilla Island. 7+ miles of unspoiled shoreline provide seashells and sharks teeth galore for the beachcomber or the perfect location for the surf-fisherman in the group. If you're looking for more fishing action, there are many knowledgable and experienced fishing charters/guides in the area (ask for more information upon reservation).

If you're looking to explore the island and see the local wildlife, remember to pack some comfortable shoes for walking or contact LGIcarts to ensure a golf cart rental during your stay. There are no cars on the island! Unfinished paths wind their way through the interior of the island between fishing shacks and beautiful vacation homes. The native trees provide housing for many species of birds and look down to see a gopher tortoise meandering down the path.

Whether you're looking to catch up on reading that novel, experience water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing or simply working on your tan, LGI is the ideal vacation location to disconnect from the chaos and reconnect with family, friends and nature.

More Details

Property Manager
Paris Cousins
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 784 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor - shower , Enclosed
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Additional shower outside
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , second bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Little Gasparilla Island is a bridge-less, barrier island that is only accessible by boat or water taxi. LGI is residential and does not have any grocery stores or restaurants.


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Bartoe Beach House - Quaint Cottage For 4 On Little Gasparilla Island
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Truly enjoyed the island.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, friendly people, both owners and renters. Low key and slow paced...just what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Relaxing Month

  • 4 of 5

If you’re looking for a getaway from the hubbub, Little Gasparilla Island is a great place. Bartoe Beach House was clean with a well-equipped kitchen and cute beach decor. We enjoyed the sunny deck in the morning which became a cool, breezy retreat in the afternoon and evening. The convenient location close to the dock was ideal for us because we used the water taxi often. The beach was only about 2 blocks away and was never crowded. There were lots of shells and good fishing on the beach. Paris, the property manager replied promptly to our questions. We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wesley Chapel, Florida

Peaceful, perfect location, completely stocked of all necessities

  • 5 of 5

We are new to LGI, hit the jackpot on location. Neighbors above friendly! The house has everything you could imagine needing! Bring your clothes and food and you're set! It is a quaint, full of comfort house. We would love to stay again one day !!!! Paris the person you book through is avail, very accommodating and helpful! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for more. Was exactly what I was looking for. Secluded. Private. Just a lot of fun for me and my family. Especially, my 5 year old daughter. She loved the water and the fishing. Got her first fish, so PROUD. Would definitely recommend and come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place. We had a wonderful time. From beginning to the end it was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Commerce, Michigan

Awesome Time and Experience at the Bartoe House!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most incredible R/R trip to the Bartoe House. It had everything we needed. We wished we could have stayed longer! We left 80 degree sunshine to come back to -1 windchill! The Property Manager Paris was very helpful and most accommodating. She even helped us get a ride over for our elderly parents when the water taxi was unable to accommodate their original reservation. Being on retired Florida time, I should have told my parents 1/2 hour earlier, but fortunately the person who met and brought them over was most understanding and we were very grateful for their help trying to navigate getting my parents over to the island for the day safely. We have been bragging non-stop about this little slice of paradise. Even Native Floridians struggle to "know of this place". While on the smaller side, Bartoe House had the perfect amount of accommodations for myself and my fiance'. It would have slept 6 comfortably and island living is mostly about living outside most of the time, and we took full advantage of this. The owners have thought of everything and you are most comfortable even with bringing the barest of things over. Seriously- A bathing suit and sunscreen is all you need. Will definitely be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Waterside Bar & Grill or The Fishery on mainland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waterside Bar & Grill or The Fishery on mainland
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Little Gasparilla Island
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund