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Just opened : Book now: Jan 6-20, 2018.~ for a sunshine break

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, accessible to the 7 mile walking beach and is fully furnished with many amenities. . . beach towels, beach chairs, Smart TV in family room and TV in most rooms. Lots books for your reading pleasure, too. Be sure to pack a box for the many shells that you will find. . . Sand dollars, too!

Newer granite kitchen counters in a fully stocked kitchen to meet all of your needs for a quick meal or full dinner. We include a Keurig coffee machine, a crock pot, waffle maker and a 4 slice toaster for quick and easy breakfasts. Many sets of plates for appetizers or dinner on the lanai. Great dinners on the shaded lanai. . .

Large Master Bath has large, walk-in fully tiled shower with hand held shower and an inside bench. Master Bath has double vanity with hair dryer and special guest soaps.

Master bedroom with King bed and guest room with Queen bed with en suite baths for both. Both bedrooms provide a reading area with chair for a cozy spot to relax.

Family Room has two leather couches and two over- sized chairs/ottomans for lounging or for relaxed reading area. Many books in our unit, too! Large screen, Smart TV and is ready for your movies with your Netflix account.

Unit has our own Wi-Fi so coverage and speed time should meet your expectations for work or pleasure. We provide a computer desk in family room for your comfort.

The views from our unit are exceptional. . . garden below, pool beyond and turquois waters 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 floors in bedrooms, and a casual feeling to remind you that you're on vacation! 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 lanai. 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. They will provide jackets upon request. 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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2018

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.


Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Boca Grande in the Charlotte 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
  • Not suitable for children
  • 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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average rating of 4.948718 based on 40 reviews
Essex, CT

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My 6th year at BG. This by far was my favorite. The condo is clean and comfy. Great pool and beautiful beach. Walked the beaches and shelled every day. Went to Farmers Market and cooked at condo a few days, which had everything we needed. So sad to go home.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time on Boca and our Sea Oats condo! It sounds like you had a lot of fun while you were there and we welcome you back for your next trip. Joy & Dennis
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  • 5 of 5

Our week in December discovering Boca Grande could not have been better! The moment we opened the door and stepped in, we were so pleased! The condo was spotless, the decor beautiful and I can’t imagine what anyone would need that wasn’t there.

The furniture was quite comfortable, especially the two large chairs and ottomans. Loved that there was a fan for me, a “fan sleeper” ! Having a washer and dryer in the unit was so helpful. And there were more than enough towels, kitchen items, etc.

What a beautiful beach with so many shells and sand dollars to bring home! Great souvenirs! Took many long walks and watched the sunsets. Just can’t say enough good things! Thank you Joy and Dennis!

Jeannine and Dick

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Saginaw, Michigan

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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You must get the FRESH shrimp on Sundays- let me know you are intrested and I will share info with you!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Boca Grande, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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. £118.29
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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