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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 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.
  • ANY PAY PAL FEES charged to homeowner, will be deducted from security deposit upon departure.
  • To avoid Pay Pal fee, select "friends/family" option and then select payment option "bank account" from Pay Pal website.
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

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Little Gasparilla Retreat - 2 mins. walk to beach or bay. Kayaks & canoe incl.
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 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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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, warm, relaxing home to vacation in. The decor was spot on. the house was immaculate. we did not use the Kayaks or the Canoe, but it was nice that they were available. one of the many reasons i will come back to this home is the closeness to the dock and the beach. The screened porch is very handy when you are sitting outside enjoying the peace and quiet. Definitely will be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect island. Perfect property.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house 2 years in a row during Spring Break and have loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved it. will definitely stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone had a great time. We loved kayaking and fishing. It was great to have a bbq grill. There were toy buckets and shovels for the beach. Plenti of games and a large bucket of legos, kids loved it. Enjoyed relaxing in hammocks. Will definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Way beyond expectation

  • 5 of 5

We are seasoned users of VRBO and AirBnb. The Surf Shack ranks up there as one of our very best experiences. The place is actually BETTER than the pictures (which are good). Decoration and detail are superb. Super clean - and so close to the beach. Owner is very nice and helpful. Even loved the seclusion - no cars on island made it a paradise. I forgot that there wasn't wi-fi, but we quickly realized we didn't miss it (and was even thankful for not having it!) I got an entire book read - and that never seems to happen on vacation! Anyway - we will be coming back for a longer stay - for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing place to be

  • 5 of 5

Very Nice House nicely decorated...close to the beach and dock...Thanks Edgar for everything

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to know you all had a good time. Thanks for the 5 star review. Edgar from Big Wave 9268 LLC.
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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 £89.29
Damage Deposit £357.15

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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