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Little Gasparilla Retreat - 2 mins. walk to beach or bay. Kayaks & canoe incl.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,325 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, SLEEPS 6, common dock, A/C, outdoor shower

Newer and modern surf/nautical theme 'Key West style' cottage, less than two minute walk to dock shared exclusively by owners/renters and to 7 miles of pristine secluded beach accessible by private boat or water taxi (5 min. ride). An island with no cars, commercial businesses or paved roads. Just enjoy beautiful sunrise/sunsets, shelling, world class fishing, boating, nature walks, swimming or simply relax! Golf cart rentals are available on the island, or just walk throughout the many winding sand paths. You can enjoy watching the dolphins, manatees, birds, and nesting sea turtles.

Indoor Amenities: Newer home nicely decorated with comfy seating for eight when you are dining or watching TV. Kitchen is fully equipped. It has stainless steel appliances, water filter, blender, coffee maker, toaster & All the necessary gadgets. Napkins, spices, sugar, condiments, towels (incl. beach towels), linens, toilet paper & dishwasher detergent is included. Separate laundry room. Tile throughout the house. 55' LED TV, Satellite TV, DVD, stereo w/surround sound in family room. Satellite TV/DVD also in master bedroom. Movies, puzzles & games for all ages. A/C and fans in all rooms.

Tired after a day at the beach or fishing ... relax and enjoy this cozy retreat!!!

You will find everything you need. Just bring your food, drinks, and a bathing suit!

Outdoor Amenities: Outdoor lanai has 2 hammocks, 4 Adirondack chairs, mosaic table w/4 chairs, and outdoor speakers. Picnic table (seats 8) is located downstairs. Outdoor shower. Also available for your use 2 kayaks/life vests, 4 beach chairs and a cooler. **Private dock with fish cleaning table** is available.

Walk to the white sand beach or through the nature trails, go fishing, start a shell collection, watch the dolphins, manatees . . . simply Enjoy Nature! Go to the dock and drink a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. Later join the island tradition of watching the spectacular sunset, sipping a frozen Margarita!

Lots of excellent restaurants (some accessible by boat), golf courses, and shopping on the mainland. Information on these available upon request.

Water taxi & rental details: Park your car at Eldred's Marina (941) 697-1431 & get the water taxi or your boat to the island.

Water taxi: Pirates Water Taxi - Captain Emmett Shane (941) 697-5777. LGI Golf Cart Rental: (941) 697-3820

Boat rental & fishing charters - contact Gasparilla Marina (941) 697-2280.

*Address and directions available upon request.

More Details

Property Manager
Edgar Arroyo
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

What makes this house unique

Our beach house is conveniently located. A straight shot to the beach and/or bay!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Placida in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read Rental Rules Agreement carefully.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Two bunk beds/max weight limit of 165 lbs on upper bunks.
  • On bedroom two, maximum weight on the bunk beds (top bed) is 165 lbs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Smoking allowed outdoors only. Two kayaks with two life vests, one canoe with two life vests, four beach chairs, one cooler, cart and two hammocks are included. Also included is a 12 cup coffee machine, sugar, salt and spices. 55' LED TV(living room) and a 40" LED TV (master bedroom) with satellite TV with over 85 channels/DVD available. Yamaha/Klipshe stereo system with surround sound in main living area with outdoor speakers in the lanai. Over 100 DVD movies and magazines to pick from. Separate laundry room with washer & dryer. Outdoor shower. Cleaning fee not included in the rental rates.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Little Gasparilla Retreat - 2 mins. walk to beach or bay. Kayaks & canoe incl.
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario Canada

We hope we can dream this dream again !

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience.

We were so delighted to find the house exactly as pictured with it's tiki decor and beautiful kitchen. The house was sparkling clean and bright. We shelled, we surfed, we swam and had a wonderful New Year's Eve on the beach. I would highly recommend this island experience for anyone with children. Safe, quiet and the beach is wonderful !

We saw dolphins from the beach and collected more shells than we could take home with us. This would also be an excellent choice for couples looking for a romantic and stress free environment. Long walks, beautiful sunsets...just a great great place...we will be back !

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2008
  • Date of Stay: November 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique and wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a unique and wonderful getaway retreat! Although we live in Florida and enjoy many of the Florida beaches and beautiful spots, this was the most unique experience we have had yet. With no cars, roads, or businesses on the island, it was simply paradise. A true nature lovers delight. The cottage was so charming, and Edgar was so nice and accommodating of our needs, and we are most appreciative. Nestled in between the causeway and the beach with just a beautiful short walk in either direction, we just had a wonderful time...... this is a gem to be experienced!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington, IN, USA

Great Property, Well Maintained, Great Price

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation!!! The house is very well maintained, clean and comfortable. Updated and open kitchen, living area are great for hanging out in and the screened in porch with hammocks was really fun for evenings and rainy days. Short walk to both the beach and the docks. Everyone on the island was very friendly and helpful. Edgar (the owner) was a pleasure to work with. We'd definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family trip

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic trip. Our first attempt at using a VRBO property and it was a home run. The house was perfect. Edgar was so helpful and made the trip a breeze. We will certainly come back again. A shout out to the wonderful couple that allowed us to use their sunset chairs. All of the neighbors we friendly and we felt very safe.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect paradise home

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend we wanted to take the kids on a last minute adventure before heading back to school. Edgar made our last minute trip down a perfect success. The home is immaculate! Perfectly appointed and no details have been left undone. The beds are amazing! We all slept so well and were very comfortable. We enjoyed the beach, boating, fishing and all the area had to offer in the days we were there. We are already discussing when we can come down again. The kids bedroom had games, legos and toys my kids loved! The front porch is where we spent alot time in the evenings, we laughed and talked and caught up on life until way after dark. We would HIGHLY recommend this location. Can't say enough about how wonderful this home is. Thank you!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Serene Dream Island Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cool place to go on vacation. I am an adventurer by heart and I love visiting new places. When you go to an island with no businesses, you do so to get away and relax, which is exactly what my family and I was able to do. We love to cookout and prepare food for ourselves anyways, but it makes it really fun when you can catch your own fish off the dock or call one of many available fishing charters, or just go to the nearby fishery which has fresh caught fish daily. Everyone on the island is super chill. Beaches are literally less than two minute walk away like owner states on listing. Very cordial and straight shooter so if you are looking for a no hassle relationship with a vrbo - this is the spot. The porch and hammocks were my personal favorite. Great spot for a young family or anyone looking for a relaxing vacation away from it all. The moonlight and star gazing lights up the whole island at night and I would recommend making friends with people on Coconut Lane :) I will be back at some point if not buy my own house one day on this island. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Gasparilla Island is a wonderful family getaway, completely safe for children. Located on the southwest coast of Florida, just north of Boca Grande, a quaint and elegant sea town, where you'll find shops & restaurants. It is about 1 hr. north of Fort Myers, 45 mins. south of Sarasota, and 1 1/2 hr. south of Tampa. It is known for its world class fishing for tarpon/snook, sharks teeth and shelling. Golf carts are available for rent at the island so you can explore the miles of nature trails. If you do not own a boat, a water taxi is available for transportation to/from the mainland & for private tours. Boat rentals and charter fishing trips are also available on the mainland marinas.

Other Activities: skimboarding


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.61
Damage Deposit £358.45

Please contact/email homeowner for accurate 2 night/weekly/monthly rates.
Rates do not include the following:
Cleaning fee $125
Refundable security deposit $500 Sales/tourist tax Total 12%
Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancellation is over 30 days prior to arrival. No refund if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival..
Special rates from 9/3 thru 12/20. Except Thanksgiving. Inquire for rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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