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Spectacular Beachfront 1 BR/1BA on the Gulf W/All Club Amenities

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, beachfront condo right on the ocean. The property faces west giving it all day sun and spectacular year round sunsets. Located on the ground floor, this unit provides quick and easy access to some of the best beaches in America offering great walking, shelling, swimming or simply relaxing and reading by the ocean.

This unit has been completely renovated and redesigned.

The condo has high speed Wi-Fi throughout, a wall mounted 40 inch Panasonic Plasma flatscreen TV w/DVD with full HD programming in the living area, a 26 inch Samsung flatscreen TV in the bedroom, central AC with an accessible thermostat for individualized comfort, fully tiled floors, a high profile king bed with multiple sets of high thread count 100% cotton sheets, a washer/dryer, ceiling fans in both the bedroom and lanai, light dimmers on almost every switch, and full length curtains with blackout along all the windows to provide total darkness in the early mornings if desired.

Inside and out this unit offers a spectacular way to relax on the edge of the ocean.

The property is part of the Boca Grande Club which is a gated, 62 acre private residential community on the Gulf side of Gasparilla island. Amenities offered include the more casual 'Upper Deck' restaurant, a more formal 'Clubhouse' restaurant at beach level, 3 pools with complimentary towel service (1 with poolside lunch and drink service), a 'Tiki Bar', beach chaises and umbrellas around all of the pools and along the beaches, an expanded and very popular fitness facility, 8 clay tennis courts with 2 tennis pros 'in-season' offering organized drills and matches, a small retail tennis shop and a spacious Library/Quiet Room that has books, a TV, comfortable couches and a piano for those times when guests prefer a little 'out of the way' quiet time.

Programs offered include Yoga, Aquatics, Zumba, Bridge and Circuit Training. Bicycles and golf carts can both be rented at the Club and both are excellent ways to explore the island.

Boca Grande (formally known as Gasparilla Island) is located off the southwest coast of Florida, north of Naples and south of Sarasota. It is part of the 'barrier chain' of islands that includes Sanibel and Captiva. Connected to mainland by a short, tolled ($6) causeway, what makes Boca Grande unique are it's miles of beaches and it's tranquil, relaxed, Old Florida feel: no highrises, no malls, no traffic lights, and no neon signs. Despite it's small size, the town on the island is charming with excellent shopping and several very good restaurants.

The unit, the Club, and the island offer privacy, relaxation and rejuvenation....a fantastic vacation get away.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We live in a large North American city where dealing with traffic, stress and frustration is a part of daily life. Boca Grande is at the opposite end of the stress spectrum... the antidote to big city living. The ocean, the beaches, the people and even the vegetation promote relaxation and a refreshingly slow pace.

Prior to buying on Boca we'd looked and stayed at a number of Florida locations. We concluded that the east coast of Florida was much busier than we wanted, that Naples and Sarasota, despite their beauty, were too much like the city, and that Longboat Key and Sanibel and Captiva islands, while closer to what we were looking for, just seemed that much bigger and busier than what Boca Grande had to offer.

Boca is a very 'upscale' island, and though we really like it's 'Old Florida' feel (which we find very appealing) we really appreciate that the island has all of the conveniences of modern living including some great restaurants.

We're pretty active people and while Boca gives us the opportunity to run, go to the gym, play tennis, golf, fish or go boating, it also gives us the opportunity to spend hours at the beach walking, reading or simply lying in the sun.....which are all pretty nice alternatives.

What makes this condo unique

The first thing we do when we arrive in Boca and the last thing we do before we leave is to walk the beaches. Regarded as some the best beaches in America, they are truly spectacular.

The walk to the beach from our place takes about a minute. If we turn right when we get there, we can walk for about an hour until the beach 'runs out' at a private residence's boat dock. And if we turn left, it takes a couple of hours to effectively walk all the way to town. We've only ever done that once and the bottoms of our feet hurt for days.

Dolphins are a reasonably frequent occurrence on our beach walks and manatees, which are large, spectacular sea animals, can be seen just off the shoreline on very special occasions.

Boca is also known as the 'tarpon capital of the world'. Tarpon are reputedly one of the best sporting fish there are. Weighing in at 100-200 lbs they put up 'fights' that when caught are pretty thrilling. We're not 'fisher people' but we've arranged to do this several times over the years with some of the island captains and the experience has always been pretty exciting. It's all 'catch and release' so these magnificent creatures are thrown back just after being caught.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Boca Grande in the Lee County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Spectacular Beachfront 1 BR/1BA on the Gulf W/All Club Amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such an incredible spot for a quiet vacation. You have the options of staying secluded or enjoying all the amenities the condo and club has to offer. We used the fitness facility, bikes and golf cart. The beach was quiet and amazing. Impeccable grounds and friendly people all around. We will be back next year for longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Birthday Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Most enjoyable stay

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vashon Island, WA
5

Immaculate accommodations at Gulf beach resort property

  • 5 of 5

Beachfront 1st floor one bedroom unit located close to beach, tastefully decorated, well stocked, and immaculately maintained. The complex is primarily low rise condo buildings. The congenial owner provided personal service and follow-up. Best in all my experience. Property is large and doesn't seem crowded even on a Memorial Day 3 day weekend. Very well maintained facilities with beautiful landscaping. Beach seems private with miles of shelling, shark tooth hunting, and marine wildlife viewing. Also great gawking at some of the most expensive beachfront homes in the US, all surrounding the resort. Gracious friendly relaxed helpful staff. We didn't try the on-site restaurant but visited. Beautiful wood trimmed interior located right on the beach.

Unique spot feels far away but is only a toll bridge away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a terrific week at Boca Grande. From our initial inquiry to the final farewell, our experience could not have been better. We visited friends who spend the winter at BG for lunch last year but that was our only experience on the island prior to our visit this year. Mack provided us with lots of information on both the condo and the island prior to our arrival. It was very helpful as we made our plans. The condo is beautifully decorated and impeccably cared for. It is stocked with far more than the usual "basics" you find in most rentals and included welcome gifts. Its location on the beach and in the BG Club are wonderful. Being in the BGC is great - we used the pool a little, the beach a lot and had dinner twice (including the fun Tuesday pasta night). The staff is friendly and helpful. We rented a golf cart and enjoyed using it as we explored the island. There are so many highlights - at the top of the list are how delightful the owners are to interact with; a comfortable, lovely condo; long walks on the most beautiful Florida beach; amazing sunsets; an active "town" with interesting restaurants, fun shops, a beautiful library and an amazing community center; and nice people everywhere. We did not want to leave and we cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely awesome

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many condo units in 30 + years of Florida trips but this was probably the best. The unit itself was immaculate with amazing ground level views of the sunset. It comes fully stocked with all essentials (except food), not just to get you started...but for your entire visit. Plus you are greated with a bottle of wine compliments of the owner, Mack. Mack will check up on you (via email) to make sure everything is perfect. Most other places you have no contact with owners. They just take your money. The club has a fabulous pool area (that serves great food and beverages) along with a gorgeous stretch of white sand covered beach. We could pick a secluded spot without having other guests nearby (nice!). Plenty of chairs and umbrellas. We saw dolphins every day. Everyone was warm and friendly. Honestly a great, relaxing place to visit!

Only negative:

Gasperella island itself is very pricey. The food is great but the atmosphere disappointing. You can leave the island for groceries or restaurants but they charge you a $6.00 toll to cross the bridge to get back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 9 nights at Boca Grande. The staff at the Boca Grande Club is extremely pleasant and helpful. The owner of this unit is incredible. Everything you can think of is provided, from a fully equipped unit to a guide explaining the details of using the amenities,, to recommended dining options, to what is offered in the way of sports and relaxation at the Club. The decor is bright and cheerful, making one feel that one has indeed arrived for a relaxing, bright holiday.

And did I mention the welcoming bottle of wine, complete with a note and a snack...

or the gorgeous sunsets viewed from a long expanse of windows.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Ft Myers (Southwest Florida International)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rotonda
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Boca Grande, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May - October, 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,087
for 4 nights
From
£233
£1,656
 
 
November - December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 4 nights
From
£276
£1,940
 
 
January 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,940
for 7 nights
£1,940
 
 
February - April, 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,492
for 7 nights
£2,492
 
 
May - October, 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,087
for 4 nights
From
£233
£1,656
 
 
November - December, 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 4 nights
From
£276
£1,940
 

Additional pricing information

Resort Fee/Couple/Week £61.74
Departure Cleaning Fee £84.63 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Temporary Club Membership Fee:
The Boca Grande Club charges guests $75/couple/week for a Temporary Club Membership which provides for guest use of the Club facilities including the pools, the tennis courts, the fitness centre, the beach chaises and beach umbrellas.

Cancellation:
The Boca Grande Club's Cancellation policy is as follows.
Between Nov 1 and Apr 30:
Cancellation greater than 90 days before arrival...Full Refund less $50 admin fee
Cancellation between 61-90 days before arrival ...50% Refund*
Cancellation less than 61 days before arrival........No Refund*

Between May 1 and Oct 31:
Cancellation greater than 7 days before arrival.....Full refund less $50 admin fee
Cancellation 7 days or less before arrival.............No refund*

* If the unit is able to be re-rented for the same amount as that paid, then all monies will be returned less the $50 admin fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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