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SEAGRAPE ESCAPE: close to dock, free kayaks, privacy, special snowbird rates!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 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. And, for a rental of one month or more, the owners will also include use of their golf cart for free (not to be driven by anyone under age 18.) And that's in addition to 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! They are offering special winter rates for snowbirds, because this home is a perfect getaway during the chilly winter months up north.


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

-Golf cart rental available for monthly stays only. Use of the golf cart requires signing a liability and damage waiver. If golf cart is not running or requires repairs, owners are not responsible for providing an alternative cart. Cart offered as a courtesy only.

• 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.

• This house has wi-fi but this is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland. There is no unlimited data and wi-fi is NOT for entertainment. No Netflix, no skyping, no streaming music, no downloading videos, etc. Many people find the mobile hotspots on their smartphones are better alternatives.

More Details

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
  • 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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SEAGRAPE ESCAPE: close to dock, free kayaks, privacy, special snowbird rates!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

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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Ontario, Canada

Restful holiday in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time in the past two years at Seagrape Escape. While not directly on the beach, it is a 3 minute walk down a sandy path to an amazing and uncrowded beach. The home is relatively new, very well appointed and maintained. The marina/water taxi arrangements are straightforward and while being only 10 minutes from the mainland, it seemed like we were on a secluded island in the Carribean.

Looking forward to our visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando FL

Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at Seagrape Escape! The beaches were a quick walk from the house and we were amazed at how few people were there. It felt like we had it to ourselves a lot. And those that we did see we're all very nice. We saw sea turtle trails in the mornings and enjoyed searching through the shells.

We took the kayaks out a few days as well. Our two girls both tried kayaking and loved it! We tried fishing off the dock and saw a dolphin and manatee while we were out there. It was perfect. Just remember to bring drinking water with you. We forgot but luckily someone before us had left some so we were ok.

The house was as nice as it looks in the pictures! We enjoyed hanging out on the deck and playing the board games at the house.

Thanks so much!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed yourselves. A note about the water....we are finally going to be getting water from the mainland -- rather than "island water" -- so hopefully you won't need to bring bottled water again! And we're glad that you made good use of the kayaks...we often see manatees down by the dock and they never fail to delight kids and adults alike!
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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
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Independence Day
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
16 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £72.48 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £362.4
Cleaning £90.6 + 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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