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Fall Specials! Just opened due to illiness: Jan 6-20, 2018. Special pricing.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)~ end unit w more windows ~ elevators

Boca Grande is a seven mile long island in the gulf of Mexico accessible by bridge. Our condominium is only 50 steps from the water, has a great view of the gulf of Mexico, and is fully furnished. Newer, fully stocked kitchen and Master Bath with large, walk-in shower with hand held and inside bench.

Master bedroom with King bed and guest room with Queen bed with en suite baths for both. Family Room has two leather couches and two over- sized chairs for lounging or for reading a favorite books. Many books in our unit, too!

Unit has our own Wi-Fi so coverage and speed Stop correction time should meet your expectations for work or pleasure. Smart TV so you could view Net Flicks with your account.

The views from our unit are exceptional. . . garden below, pool beyond and ocean view. Unit offers shade in late afternoon which enables you to use lanai for early dinners. Unit # 141 is on the SUN side of the complex so you can enjoy sunning on our open air porch. Pls see the pictures that we've taken to provide a glimpse of the beauty outside your vacation condo.

The town is like Sanibel without all the people. There are no high rise buildings, and relatively few large condominiums. Our condo is on the best beach on the island.

The sunsets are spectacular, shelling is terrific, with sand dollars plentiful most of the year. The dolphins are regular visitors, the fishing in front of the condo is very good.

For bird watchers, the island is home to numerous osprey nests, and eagle nests are off island. Tarpon fishing at the end of the island in spring-summer is world famous. Several excellent golf courses nearby. The quaint shops carry beautiful merchandise.

Our smoke-free condo has newer appliances, new ceramic tile in most areas, wood in bedrooms, and a casual feeling to remind you that you're on vaca! It is a first floor, end unit so you have extra light , more relaxing breezes and easy entry with elevator or close to the stairs.

No walkway behind master bedroom guarantees privacy. Parking is under the building. Two porches, one open, one screened. Most meals are eaten outside on the porch. Friends tell us a visit to the condo is like going to Hawaii, but for a lot less money.

Visitors regularly include celebrities. Katherine Hepburn came here for years. The Bush family has spent several Christmas holidays here, as have a number of movie stars. The island was used for the recent Denzel Washington movie 'Out of Time'.

If you'd like to enjoy dinner at the Gasparilla Inn, pls remember jacket is required for dinner, only. Fabulous food and remember to take the Inn "kitchen tour" with Chef on Thursday or Sat.

Keywords: Condominium,7 mile beach, relaxing, water views

More Details

Joy Flaherty
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Joy Flaherty

Dennis and I are from MN and Mich (UP) and currently live in Davenport, Iowa. We always think of ourselves as Florida people with one foot on the beaches at Boca! We love to walk on the 7 mile beach and bike to the Inlet for breakfast by the water. We had a very SPECIAL guest who walked on the beach with us in Jan 2015! Feel free to ask about it!

Joy Flaherty purchased this condo in 2003

Why Joy Flaherty chose Boca Grande

We visited Florida many times to see my Mom, Eddy, who spent the winters in Pt Charlotte. One day, we visited the small island of Boca Grande and fell in love! We purchased our first Boca property in 1985.

We love the 'old Florida feel' with it's slower pace to enjoy all of nature's beauty. Rent bikes or a golf cart and not have to use your car for the whole vaca . . . truly relaxing!

What makes this condo unique

Our unit is a CORNER on the 'sun' side of the building so you will be able to enjoy the Florida sunshine all day and shade in late afternoon . . . just in time for dinner on the lanai! We have screens on all doors to provide fresh ocean breezes . . . we love to turn off the air conditioning and enjoy the fresh breezes.

Our condo is on the first floor and convenient to the steps to get to the beautiful water, beaches and even the golf cart charging area~ rent a cart for your vaca! The building also offers elevators for ease of moving in and out.

I love to cook you can be sure that we offer a well stocked kitchen with granite counters, a pantry for your storage and colorful Fiesta Ware dishes. Guests always comment on our well stocked kitchen with lots of flatware, dishes and glasses.

We try to offer all of the amenities for your home away from home vacation. Hair dryers, lots of beach towels, make up mirrors, cozy cover-ups and leather couches which help to cool you off after a day in the sun.

We 'fluff up' our unit on a regular basis to insure your every comfort. We added wood floors in bedrooms and updated our master bath w special walk in shower , raised commode and lots of natural stone. Our guest bath and bedroom has a queen bed and beach décor with horizontal striped walls, new bath fixtures , and a raised


We have a 50" smart TV which you can use with your Netflix account, DEDICATED internet for the best connection, leather sofas and a special feeling. . . "Welcome to our condo , a place to relax, enjoy the beach and the beauty of Boca."

Many thanks for sharing our special place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The renovations to the kitchen and master bath were fantastic and enjoyed by our family. The unit was very clean. I was relieved that there were sand chairs available for our use, since we forgot ours. We had everything we needed and even perfect weather.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Rasied Commode and stone bath
    Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , On suite bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On suite bathroom with walk in shower and raised commode
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , On suite bathroom with tub
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Big fishing area!!!! Very slow paced!


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Fall Specials! Just opened due to illiness: Jan 6-20, 2018. Special pricing.
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 38 reviews

Heaven at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful week at a great condo in Boca Grande. Every year it feels more like home.

I am already planning for next year and finding what new kitchen gagets to use that Joy has found. Would highly recommend this unit for all.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jo- We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your time at our condo in Boca! I'm going down next week to add some fun, new things to our condo so we look forward to having you as guests next year. Many thanks, Joy & Dennis
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Return renter

  • 5 of 5

Back again. We have been staying at Sea Oats for over 25 years and have been staying in Joy's condo for the last several years. This newly renovated unit with updated kitchen and remodeled bath with walk in shower is one of the nicest units we have rented. It is tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings and the kitchen is stocked with all th utensils a chef would ever need. We will be back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathleen & Ted So glad you enjoyed your vacation and our condo. So glad you're planning on coming back next year… Welcome back!
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Boca stay

  • 5 of 5

Great ..clean and charming, loved the access to the Beach. We enjoyed the koi pond and the fishing pier and the sunsets.

We remembered the great shelling from years ago. We were hoping for a box of the Irish toffee! Dolphin encounter on the fishing pier!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen So glad you enjoyed our condo, the beach, and sunsets on the water. Wait. . . The Irish leprechauns are working and will be shipping in October. Thanks and hope you're able to return.. Oh and Dennis
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Sea Oats March 2017

  • 5 of 5

Joy and Dennis, We wanted to take a moment to thank you and let you know how much we appreciated you opening up your home to us for our amazing Florida vacation. Having stayed at your condo prior to this trip we anxiously watched the days of winter slip by as we grew closer to our month of fun in the sun. We loved the changes in the decor since our last visit indicating your love for decorating and updating. Enjoyed our breakfasts on the lanai, mornings by the pool and afternoons on the beach shelling, reading or just walking. Met some nice people on the beach escaping the cold snow up north as we were doing. Also saw a few "creatures" I had not seen in our past trips; salamanders, a baby octopus on the beach (had a tough time trying to get him/her back in the water. Was hanging on to me for dear life) and a 9-band armadillo across the road. Your home is so relaxing one almost forgets all the problems our beautiful planet is going through right now. But, for the month of March 2017 we were on "island time" and loved every minute of it!

Thank you again and please know we are already thinking ahead to next year. We'll stay in touch and see you at the reunion. Jeff & Chantal

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Chantal and Jeff~ Wow, thank you for your review of your Feb vacation and all of the adventures with the baby octopus, the banded armadillo and your times on the beach. So glad you enjoyed our condo and our updates. . . we try to make it an inviting place to relax and enjoy the special time at Sea Oats. So glad you are returning for the month of Feb, 2018 to enjoy the sunshine and blue waters of Boca. . . and Island time! Many thanks and blessings, Joy and Dennis
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Our introduction to Boca Grande

  • 5 of 5

Our 1st visit to Boca Grande was exactly what we had hoped it would be; peaceful, relaxing, beautiful beaches, dolphin sightings, shopping and wonderful food. The unit at Sea Oats made us feel right at home. The space comfortably accommodated two couples. The beautiful decor, fully stocked kitchen and linen supply along with Joy's personal suggestions for activities and sights to see made this a vacation we want to repeat again. Thanks to the owners for sharing this treasure of a place with us!

Colleen and Mike

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colleen & Mike - SO glad you enjoyed your time on Boca, exploring our special island and our condo. Thank you for your compliments on our fully stocked kitchen and amenities. We welcome you back. . . Just let me know when time allows. Joy
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Mt Vernon IL

Fabulous Florida Christmas/ Gasparilla Island

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed condo with everything one could want for a great vacation. Kitchen fully furnished, very comfortable beds, ideal location overlooking pool and ocean view! Quiet end of the island with the best shelling, and yet a golf cart ride away from town for restaurants and shopping! Joy was so pleasant and easy to work with. Looking forward to next year.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family enjoyed your vacation at our condo! We are excited to see you are coming back next year and we hope many more. Many thanks, Joy & Dennis
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Boca Grande, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas time 16-30
16 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Week
31 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Value Season
15 Apr 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Quiet Season
5 Aug 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Thanksgiving week
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Chrsitmas Week
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Clean + admin of $165. £123.88
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please know that Sea Oats office will help all of my guests with all deposits and payments. VRBO only does my marketing; pls call: 800-881-6287 for any payment questions.
Cancellation fees: $ 50 if cancelled before 8 weeks and at 8 weeks you lose all of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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