Where to stay around Gasparilla Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,209 holiday lettings near Gasparilla Island. From 589 Houses to 298 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gasparilla Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gasparilla Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gasparilla Island. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Florida Gulf Coast: 26,073 holiday homes
  • Cape Coral: 7,024 holiday homes
  • Rotonda West: 1,397 holiday homes
  • Sanibel Island: 5,762 holiday homes
  • Venice: 2,927 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gasparilla Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gasparilla Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gasparilla Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Cape Coral: 7,024 holiday lettings
  • Rotonda West: 1,397 holiday lettings
  • Venice: 2,927 holiday lettings
  • Englewood: 2,136 holiday lettings
  • Port Charlotte: 1,842 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Gasparilla Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Gasparilla Island. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Port Charlotte Beach Park: 2,115 holiday rentals
  • Sarasota National Golf Course: 3,738 holiday rentals
  • Peace River Wildlife Center & Ponce De Leon Park: 2,109 holiday rentals
  • Stump Pass Beach State Park: 2,406 holiday rentals
  • Lemon Bay Park: 2,515 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gasparilla Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Gasparilla Island, Florida your home away from home

Long before roads were laid along the Lower Gulf Coast, guests came to Gasparilla Island by train and spent the winter at the Gasparilla Inn. Much of the town of Boca Grande has retained its historic charm although there are plenty of modern beach condos and vacation rentals on Gasparilla Island too. The tree-lined roads and beautiful beaches around Boca Grande make this the perfect place for a relaxing vacation, with plenty of Florida sunshine, good local restaurants, boat trips, museums and great fishing.

Things to do in Gasparilla Island, Florida


Boca Grande Pass is considered one of the best tarpon fishing spots in the world and anglers descend on the area around Gasparilla Island each spring to land a record catch. Boating

The area around your Gasparilla Island vacation rental is truly a boater’s dream. The unspoilt shoreline is home to a host of birds and Florida wildlife and the calm canals and waterways leading out to the Gulf of Mexico are perfect for sailing, kayaking, fishing and motor cruising.

Beach Activities

Gasparilla Island has some of the best beaches on the west coast of Florida. Soft white sand and clear warm Gulf waters make this the perfect playground for families. Little Gasparilla Island has 7 miles of unspoilt beaches which offer safe swimming and sunbathing. The area also has some of the best shelling in North America.

Places to visit near Gasparilla Island, Florida Museum of the Islands

Located on nearby Pine Island, this interesting museum includes a large wall mural which depicts a typical native Indian Calusa village. Archaeologist Frank Cushing made some outstanding discoveries of Calusa art, pottery and shell tools in the area which now make up many of the fascinating museum artifacts. There is also an interesting shell collection.

Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum

This restored single storey lighthouse building was once the home of the local lighthouse keeper and his family but now houses an interesting local museum.

Cayo Costa State Park

A trip to Cayo Costa offers a relaxing and beautiful day trip. This lovely state park and beach is just a short boat or ferry ride from your Gasparilla Island vacation villa. It is a mecca for shell hunters and is the place to pick up coveted spotted junonia shells, cockles, sand dollars and other sea treasures.

Weather in Gasparilla Island, Florida

Gasparilla Island enjoys some of the best Florida weather with hot summers and mild sunny winters making it very popular with visitors almost all year round. Winters are dry with average daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) while summers reach a hot and humid 33°C (92°F) in July and August.

Travel to Gasparilla Island, Florida

The Southwest Florida International Airport is the nearest airport to your vacation home in Gasparilla Island and is 42 miles away at Fort Myers. It has regular daily flights both nationally and internationally.