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SEAGRAPE ESCAPE: close to dock, free kayaks, privacy, golf cart

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private island accessible only by water taxi

Leave your car and your cares at the marina because Little Gasparilla is accessible only by water taxi! That means our beaches are uncrowded and tourists and traffic are just a mainland memory. If you are looking for a quiet tropical island to relax and unplug, Little Gasparilla is your dream vacation spot. Our "nightlife" consists of giant sea turtles laying their eggs -- our only bar is the sand bar where you can find sand dollars and shells!

SeaGrape Escape is a cozy and comfortable beach house on charming SeaGrape Lane...Just steps from the bay for easy fishing and kayaking and just a short stroll from Little Gasparilla's beautiful private beach. The owners provide use of their kayaks, perfect for exploring the bay or the sandbar. And if you rent a boat during your stay, a free dock slip is also included with your rental!

This home also provides a $100 golf cart voucher toward the rental of a golf cart from LGI Carts to explore the island during your stay. You use this certificate just like cash and the renter is still responsible for any additional rental fees, security deposit and any damage fees. The voucher cannot be redeemed for cash should the guest elect not to rent a golf cart or if LGI carts has no availability. Please make golf cart reservations early!


This home is perfectly situated to offer you the best of Little Gasparilla Island -- both the bay and the beach! Just steps to the dock, so you can walk down and catch fish for dinner....or launch one of the FREE KAYAKS and watch a spectacular sunrise over the Bay. Or, just a two minute stroll down SeaGrape Lane and you are on our beautiful private beach.


The south-facing porch is light and sunny all day and offers the ultimate in privacy....Views of the bay, the mangroves and lush tropical foliage...not your neighbors! The porch overlooks a small fresh-water pond and the bay. There is also a luxurious outdoor shower....everyone’s favorite part of island living!


The home is fully equipped with everything you need to relax and rejuvenate your spirit. This spacious family-friendly home has all the entertainment you will need, from family games, dvd's and an x-box 360, to speakers outside on the screened porch. A large gas grill is conveniently located right off the porch. The home is air-conditioned, offers a full size washer/dryer, ceiling fans, includes all linens, a dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker, tv, dvd player and stereo system. The home has an open floorplan plus a large screened porch for casual entertaining. It has brand new stainless appliances, granite countertops and cool tile floors. You have access to a pantry with condiments and some staples and the home has city water. It even comes with boogie boards, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and rafts! Everything you need for a fun-filled family vacation or relaxing winter getaway is here waiting for you. The third bedroom (not pictured) has a twin bed and a double futon so 6 adults can sleep comfortably. Extra inflatable beds are also provided.


SeaGrape Escape is a pet-friendly cottage with a 2-pet maximum. We assess a non-refundable pet fee of $100 for each pet. We would love to allow you to bring your furry family members with you on vacation but we must be notified in advance if you intend to bring a pet. We provide waste bags and dog towels to rinse off your furry friend after a fun romp on the beach.


• Use of four kayaks and fishing gear included with your rental

• Services of our island 'concierge' to meet you at the dock and help you to the house

• Beach chairs and umbrella are included

• Free dock slip. (You must notify us if you wish to bring or rent a boat. New regulations enacted by the state of Florida limit boats to 21 ft. at our dock.)

• Please note we are a non-smoking home


• You cannot drive your car to the house or the island and the only access is via water taxi; there is no vehicle ferry.

• You must park your car at the marina at the mainland but it will be perfectly safe there; parking is $6 a day.

• The water taxi is $10 per person each way and he will drop you right at our dock. Normal ferry hours are approximately 8-5 every day.

• All homes come with a grill.

• All homes come with beach chairs and an umbrella.

• You must bring all groceries to the island with you.

• There are no stores of any kind on the island, not even a convenience store.

• There is no need to bring drinking water; the water from the tap is safe and drinkable.

• There are first responders on the island and we have 911 service in case of an emergency.

• Golf carts are not necessary; the island is only 100-200 yards wide in most places and our concierge will meet you upon arrival to bring you to the house. But they are fun to go exploring.

• You can fish off the dock or the beach but non-Florida residents will need to purchase a fishing license.

• The beach is dog-friendly but dogs must be under your control, non-aggressive and most homes charge a pet fee.

INTERNET: There is no wired internet service on the island. There are a couple options for wifi. Most people just opt to use the mobile hotspots on their smartphones, especially if they have unlimited data or a large data plan. Cell service is excellent and that is the most convenient option...and it seems to work a bit faster. We can provide instructions on hot spotting if you are not familiar. If you do not have a smartphone, we provide a free Verizon jetpack BUT you have to purchase data and YOU MUST REQUEST IT IN ADVANCE. You can either bring a Verizon card with you OR we can sell you one when we bring over the jetpack. You can buy as much data as you need, but it IS expensive....so we urge guests NOT to plan on using the jetpack for entertainment...no streaming music or videos, etc. It is more than adequate for checking emails, etc. and most people use about 2G of data per week which is $35. 5G is $60 and 10G is $100. (It is sort of like a cruise where you have to pay for the minutes you are on-line.) You just need to let us know in advance so we can make sure we have a fully charged jetpack available for you. If you bring a Verizon card with you, we can show you how to add the data. Or, we can pre-add data prior to your arrival but you have to let us know how much you think you will need. Just keep in mind that it is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland, and anything that uses up a lot of data will increase your costs. (It is especially helpful to remind kids and teenagers who are used to umlimited data!) We usually suggest that people download books and movies to their tablets or e-readers BEFORE coming to the island.

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Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
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About Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals

We have lived on the island for 30 years and we started renting our own home many years ago when we traveled. Then our neighbors asked us to handle rentals for them also -- and now we offer vacation rentals in a variety of price ranges and locations on the island...from dramatic beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our vacation rental homes are painstakingly cared for...we want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". So relax, kick off your flip flops, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Placida in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 baths....one in master bedroom other in hallway; also an outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Three bedrooms; two with queen beds and third has a twin and a futon bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Block Island, Rhode Island

Great House !

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this house. What you see is what you get, it looks exactly like the photos. Clean, modern and very well equipped. The spices, condiments, aluminum foil, etc were a really nice amenity since you have to bring everything with you to the island. The fishing equipment was also really nice to be able to use. All we had to bring was the bait!

Below are some comments/observations (in no particular order) that may help those of you plan for a future stay at Seagrape Escape.

First of all, Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals were really great to deal with. Communication was excellent, and they have very clear and concise information about LGI that will make your vacation here as stress free as possible. It's obvious that they have been doing this for a long time and want you to enjoy your vacation.

This has to be one of the friendliest places we have ever been. Literally every person we saw gave us a wave and a hello. We felt completely comfortable letting our two kids explore and go on bike rides by themselves.

We had some concerns about the quality of the water for drinking. It was fine, and there was even a Brita Water pitcher in the refrigerator. So no need to lug gallons of water to the island.

The bikes that came with the house were a nice, unexpected surprise.

The beach was beautiful.

We rented a golf cart and it was really nice to have. We were able to load the beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, etc, on it for our daily trips to the beach. Even though the beach is pretty close, it would have been a lot to carry back and forth everyday. (Tip - the beach on the left as Grand Ave turns sharp right and then turns into King St has enough room to drive the cart (and turn it around) right up to the beach path)

While LGI may not be for everyone, it is a beautiful, laid back, beach community. There are no restaurants or convenience stores, but if you are looking for a place to get away from it all, this is it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Beach house for fisherman and beach lovers!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. It was the perfect vacation house for a family of 4 (and could have fit a couple more easily). It was a great location, right by the pier to fish and close to the beach. The house was very neat and clean and provided us with all the required amenities. The hosts could not have been more helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, island and vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Seagrape Escape is a beautiful family vacation home with perfect views of the bay from the deck. Everything you need besides groceries is included with the home. We enjoyed kayaking in the gulf and riding bikes around the island. Great private location. Getting to the island with groceries and suitcases by water taxi is a bit stressful, but once here it is all about relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, private home.

  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly as it appears in the pictures. It is beautiful, clean, modern and so private. Very short walk to the boat docks, and a little longer, but beautiful walk to the beach. The house was equipped with everything we needed, plus some. In addition to everything they list that is included, you will find many grocery staples in the house for you use, spices, condiments, dish soap, baggies, foil, laundry detergent. It was amazing, and very convenient since there are no stores and you have to bring everything with you.

Th island is fantastic...tropical, quiet, clean, friendly, uncrowded beaches. We caught great fish off of the boat docks every evening. I'm sure this island isn't for everyone though. There are no restaurants, stores, cars, roads, etc. It is a bit of a challenge to get here with all of your things, but well worth it. You probably won't make many trips to the mainland for stores or restaurants as the water taxi across to the island is expensive and only ran till 4:00 p.m. at the time we were there. You have to plan well and be okay with cooking all of your own meals every day.

The rental agents, Laurie and Buddy, were very helpful. I would highly recommend Seagrape Escape if you are looking for a beautiful home on Little Gasparilla Island.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was amazing! Very clean and spacious. It had tons of stuff to do on the 1 rainy day we were trapped inside! We had a group of 6 (2 kids age 5 and 2) and this house was perfect. So close to the dock and just a simple 2 min walk to the beach! The locals were very nice and showed us the "local library" and how to spot shark teeth while looking for shells. I would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely want to stay here again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Instant relaxation from the moment we arrived at Seagrape Escape. Accomodation was everything we'd hoped for, well appointed, clean, and freshly decorated. We enjoyed early morning walks on the beach with a swim before breakfast in the warm turquoise sea. The beach is a shell hunters paradise and is also pet friendly. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Placida, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £90.26 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Pet Fee £72.21 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday surcharges are applied for Christmas, New Years, Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day reservations. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pet fee of $100 (per pet) may be assessed depending on size/breed.Please note that the cleaning rate will be increased for rentals of 14 nights or more.

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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