|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
community dock ( or take the private water taxi), walk (3 mins.) to the beach house/or use the golf cart(included in rental). Our Paradise found,R & R at its finest. One of Florida's last undeveloped islands. Dock(#6) your boat on the bay at our stilt home sits right on the beach, down the stairs to the shaded deck, thru the gate to the beach. You can be in the water and still be watching the kids. No long walks to the beach. At night sit out on the sun balcony, light a candle & listen to the waves gently touch the seashells, music that never stops.PETS WElcome!
After getting your groceries, you will arrive at Eldred's Marina (6301 Boca Grande causeway, Placida, FL 33946. Park your car ($6.00/per day). There is an ATM at the marina.TAKE THE water taxi across the Bay. Reservations 941-6975777. Or rent a boat at Gasparilla Marina.Your golf cart will be waiting for you. Load up your groceries and 'stuff' and drive three minutes to the Gulf of Mexico, what a site!!!
If you wish to leave the island during your stay, you may book a reservation with the private water taxi, Pirates (941-697-5777) - rates vary per person, one way.
What you will not find on the island, stores, restaurants (waterfront dining by boat),crowded beaches, cars. You are likely to see a dolphin, gopher turtles, rabbits, manatee, snook, sea turtle, eagles, osprey.
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Glen (Minnesota) & Sari (Navy Brat, California & Key West. Sari's parents were good friends with Bob & Frankie Pelfrey (the original golf cart shop owners). The house on the beach was going up for auction, so we made the trip to look at it with my parents.They decided not to bid on it, so we did! Much to our surprise they accepted our offer and we had 60 days to sell our home in St.Pete, move Glen's business and give my job notice. All said and done we moved in on October 31,1996.We lived in the house for 12 years, until we built a home on the mainland and we now are at the island when it is not rented.Glen still works on the island as a contractor.
Sari & Glen Schroeder purchased this house in 1996
We had never been to LGI prior to this trip. We had heard many stories from my parents and the Pelfrey's.Undeveloped, old florida,fishing,swimming, boating,shelling,food never tastes as good as it does on the island, and more. We met Alice Traverse on the golf cart, drove to the house,fell in love with the view and the beach & privacy. What a high!!! We could only be so LUCKY & BLESSED TO LIVE HERE. And Lucky & BLESSED we were and still are.WE LOVE SHARING OUR HOME WITH ALL OF YOU AND HOPE IT BRINGS YOU THE SAME PEACE AND SERENITY WE FIND THERE.
THERE IS NO BETTER DAWN WHEN THE SUN COMES UP FROM OUR DECK. NO BETTER DUSK THEN WHEN THE SUN SETS INTO THE GULF. MAYBE EVEN A GREEN FLASH. ELECTRIFYING THUNDERSTORMS. BEING ONE WITH THE SEA AND SAND.THE KIDS ARE CLOSE WHILE YOUR PREPARING MEALS, JUST AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS OR LOOK OUT THE WINDOW.YOU MIGHT EVEN SEE A SEA TURTLE NESTING,MANATEES SWIMMING BY ,DOLPHINS PLAYING AND THE SNOOKS TEASING YOU RIGHT OFF THE BALCONY.AND MEMORIES, OH SO MANY MEMORIES. MAKE THEM YOUR OWN AND FALL IN LOVE WITH PARADISE.
What a wonderful vacation in such an amazing home. Beach time is great because you could always hang out in the shade of the house if it gets too hot. The Gulf is nice and calm most of the time, so you don't really need a pool to just chill out in the water. The house is stocked with all the kitchen necessities, plenty of towels, linens, pillows, games, crayons, binoculars, sand toys, floats, kiddie inflatable pool, bait net, etc. The house has cable TV with plenty of HD channels. Wifi and a golf cart was included which was nice for the times when we needed something to do. There is also the preserve close by. We went on a walk on the path through there a couple times which was nice.
The only part of the vacation that was a bit stressful was the water taxi. The captains aren't very hospitable so just ignore their grouchiness when booking a pick up (make sure you schedule a week ahead of time). We had never had a vacation like this so packing was interesting, grocery shopping was tough and loading onto the water taxi could have been better coordinated. My advise to newbies... When the reviews say "pack light", that means don't pack anything you think the house won't have, because it will. We didn't need extra trash bags, towels or toys (for toddler) since there was plenty there. And we brought WAY too many clothes. There is a washer and dryer in the house so for the 8 days we literally did not wear anything more that 2 or 3 bathing suits, 1 pair of sandals, 2 sets of PJs, a couple of cover ups (or T's for the guys), a hat and that's it!
Since we are now experienced with the water taxi, next time we will just do a better job of packing less and combining bags as much as possible for groceries.
Overall, we had such a great time doing nothing all week.
Thanks Sari and Glen!
We loved every moment we spent at La La Land. This is our second time renting this amazing house and we won't go enywhere else. This is it! Fishing is amazing, sunsets are a dream and the sound of the waves are so relaxing. We saw manatees, dolphins and manta rays. Perfect vacation! Thank you again Glenn and Sari.
This was our sixth vacation at this magical home. From breakfast on the upper deck over the water to lunch and dinner on the lower balcony with the waves rolling in under your feet this home continues to call us back. We just moved to St. Augustine from Ohio and still came here for a week. Last year my wife's friend came with us and this year our son stopped by for a few days and they were totally amazed by the location of the home. We saw at least 10 manatees, Dolphins, and hundreds of Snook right below the deck. Every day after swimming in the warm water was topped off with a shower in the outside shower. Some days after the Memorial Day weekend we saw only about 10 people and pretty much had the entire beach to ourselves. There is something magic about this home, every time we leave I have to turn and take one last photo of the home before we go down the path to the dock. This year as we waited on the dock for the Pirate Taxi to pick us up, a manatee appeared out of the water as close as two feet from us as to say we'll see you when you come back.
It's hard to believe that places like this still exist in the US.
Thank You Glenn and Sari for another incredible vacation.
Rich Teri, 'Scooch' and 'Noodles'
This was our second vacation stay at Glen and Sari's "La La Land"! And once again we didn't want to leave! We had perfect weather and the water was calm and warm. Pack light when going to this location. All that is required is shorts, tees and flip flops are optional! Thank you Glen and Sari for being the perfect hosts!
We really enjoyed our family time together here...it was beautiful, peaceful, and so far from the hustle and bustle of every day cares...from collecting shells to snorkelling and fishing, it was so much fun..THANKS for sharing your home
The Phillips Family
This was our second trip to Gulf Heaven - La La Land and it was awesome! The house is just perfect and was very clean. There is plenty of everything you need - towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, all the kitchen utensils, sand toys, floats, chairs etc. There are plenty of spots to to eat outside on the deck or the bottom deck. The sound of the waves crashing on the beach is so soothing. The boat dock is great and love being about to have a golf cart! We had an amazing time and will definalty be back we love LGI and especially La La Land!!!
Day trips to Boca Grande, Venice, Cabbage Key, Usepa island.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£243|
WEEKLY RATE : $1800.00 To reserve your dates in advance a $300.00 security deposit is due within five days of booking. This is refunded after one week of your departure. Full refund (deposit and rental monies) if cancellation is received sixty days before your arrival.If you cancel after 60 days you will not be refunded any monies unless we book your cancelled dates.
INCLUDED IN A WEEKLY RENTAL:,GOLF CART . CLEANING,Trash Removal.OWNER AVAILABLE 24/7.