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Boat House: Bayfront, Private, Honeymoons, Family-Friendly, Natural Setting

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Placida - Boat House

Very spacious 2BR-2BA with dock out front and boardwalk to the Beach in ba

Our "Boat House" is located on Little Gasparilla Island, a remote and bridge-less barrier island with no cars, stores, or restaurants of any kind. It is only accessible by boat and that makes for a wonderfully quiet and private vacation! If this is going to be your first visit to Little Gasparilla Island, we expect you have many questions about it, so don't hesitate to ask!

Imagine waking up to the sea breeze blowing through the palm trees and the eager cries of Osprey and Great Blue Heron. You grab your morning coffee and step onto your private dock, where you and your love snuggle into the glider chair, filled with peace. You whisper a prayer of thanks as you begin the day witnessing another glorious sunrise over the bay. This is only the start of your magical retreat as a guest in the "Boat House at Osprey Point" on Little Gasparilla Island.

Details:

'WALL-OF-GLASS' sliding doors open up onto the screened porch that spans the width of the house and makes you feel as if you are sitting right on the bay. The open-plan interior living, kitchen, and dining spaces are roomy. Large screened PORCH is furnished with comfy couches, and leads to the outside DECK extending to the water's edge, connected to the DOCK right out front. The two bedroom, two bathroom configuration allows you to have either a 'his' and 'her' bath connected to the master bedroom, OR, provides a private bath for each bedroom. You just gotta see this well-designed, immaculate home. All on one level---- no stairs to climb. All-new, full-size 'granite and stainless steel' kitchen; tile floors throughout with glass tile accents; custom decor. Leather couches, top-grade comfy beds, and much more. Quiet and private location. Firepit for romantic evenings or family fun, use of a gazebo, kayaks, and game tables. Launch the kayaks right in front of the house for a quick paddle to explore the lovely waterways and observe osprey, eagles, manatee, dolphins and more. Located at the north end of the island, our 'resort-style' location of three houses borders Don Pedro state wildlife preserve and stretches from bay to beach. Enjoy the boardwalk that starts on the bay and winds through the mystical mangrove lagoons right to the Gulf of Mexico. This is a property like no other! Designed with loving couples and small families in mind! Everything in the house is brand new....including the house itself. Oh, and did we mention the espresso maker and wet bar area (with an extra frig)? You will enjoy fabulous sunrises from your own private dock on the bay waterway, and your evening strolls down the boardwalks to the very private beach to enjoy the surf and watch the fabulous sunsets.

We purchased the little fishing cottage in 2011 and just finished totally remodeling and expanding it in 2014. NOTE: We also own the very private Couple's Beach Cottage, VRBO # 400780 that is part of our complex. Neither home has a television connection - although we do provide a TV and DVD player and library of movies for your viewing pleasure. We believe in only deliberate, planned viewing - so there will be no wasted hours while vacationing on this island paradise! We are located on the narrow part of the bay where the wildlife abounds. So, make sure you plan time to hang out on the dock to enjoy God's great nature show!

CONTRACT DETAILS:

- Check in is 3:00 pm or after

- Check out is by 10:00 am

- no smoking

- up to four occupants

- guests agree to hold owner harmless for any injuries or illnesses incurred while using our home, boardwalks, kayaks, grills, or other property

- guests agree to remove all food items and all garbage from the home upon departure

The receipt of the following payments within seven days after you sign the contract will confirm your reservation:

Please send two checks. The first is your security deposit (which will not be cashed, but will be returned to you as long as there is no damage to the property.) The second is at least half of your rental amount. The remainder may be paid two weeks prior to your arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

The security deposit is fully refundable at any time if your trip is cancelled. The security deposit is also fully refundable if you depart early, provided that there is no damage to the property.

Any unused portion of your rental fee is fully refundable if your cancellation or early departure is due to hurricane or Red Tide. Rent is also fully refundable if your trip is cancelled 45 days or more before check-in. Rent is 50% refundable if your trip is cancelled 30-45 days before check-in. Rent is 25% refundable 15-30 days before check-in. Rent is not refundable within 15 days of check-in.

AIRPORTS/RENTAL CARS:

The closest airports are Sarasota to the north of us, and Fort Myers to the south. They are each about an hour and 10 minutes drive to the marinas that serve our island. Tampa is just less than two hours away to the north.

GROCERIES AND OTHER PROVISIONS:

The closest grocery stores to the island are both Publix. Driving from the South toward the marina, the Publix is located at the corner of McCall Road and Gasparilla Road, 13435 South McCall Road, Port Charlotte. Phone: 941-697-0279. Driving from the North toward the marina, the Publix closest to the marina is located at 8725 Placida Road, Placida, phone: 941-698-1699 Remember, there are NO stores or restaurants of any kind on Little Gasparilla Island. You must bring all supplies other than what is listed below. Don't forget to put sunscreen and bug repellent on your list!

WE SUPPLY:

- top quality bed linens

- top quality bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths

- Q-tips and cosmetic pads

- beach towels

- beach chairs

- beach umbrella

- dish washing soap

- starter roll of toilet tissue

- starter roll of paper towels

- salt and pepper

- an assortment of 16 spices

- filters for our drip coffee maker

- laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets

- propane for the grill

- hair dryer

- garbage bags

- beach chairs

- beach umbrella

- beach towels

(You can find a complete list of household items and appliances on our VRBO listing)

INTERNET CONNECTION:

Your cell phones and smart phones will work fine from our home via your own subscription regardless of which mobile provider you use. If you wish to bring a laptop and desire Internet connection, arrangements can be made through us for use of our Verizon Wireless card. Light Internet use (basic browsing, checking email) is complimentary. However, heavy Internet use (video streaming, video chat, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) may incur extra charges at a rate of $20 per GB, which will be deducted from your security deposit.

PARKING and ARRIVAL at Marina:

You will park your car and catch the water taxi from the following:

- Eldred's Marina (which is really more of a bait shop). They are located at 6301 Boca Grande Causeway, Placida, Florida 33946 (NOTE: The marina is right BEORE the toll booth!) Their number is 941-697-1431. You will enter the little bait shop to obtain a parking pass for approximately $6.00 per day to put on your dash. The water taxi picks you up out front.

WATER TAXI: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

The local water taxi service is provided by Pirate Water Taxi, with either Emmett or Bill as your captain. They can be reached at 941-697-5777. You'll want to call at least two weeks before you arrive to make pick-up arrangements. You can expect to pay about $ 35.00 from Eldred's during normal business hours. If the captain helps with your bags, you should tip him about $ 5.00. Please do discuss the pick-up rates as fees change seasonally and also increase EVERY half hour after 5:00 or 6:00 pm. Make sure you tell him that you are coming to Rebecca Hagelin's house! They know us well and will bring you directly to our dock #2 where wheelbarrows await you for use for carting your items to your doorstep. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU SCHEDULE THE TAXI AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE

GOLF CART RENTAL:

Some guests choose to rent a golf cart to explore the interior of the island during their stay. However, a golf cart is not at all necessary since there are no stores of any kind on the island. The only source for golf cart rentals is at 941-815-7554. Please note that there is a limited supply available, and they are not in the best of condition. You can expect to pay about $ 50.00 per day or $ 225.00 or more per week.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016

About The Owner

After many years of family vacations on Little Gasparilla, we are now enjoying life as year-round residents with several properties on the island.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

This charming Carribean-style property is just a short walk from our main house on the quiet and 'remote' north end of the island adjacent to the nature preserve. Recently rebuilt, it allows us to provide our guests an extra bit of privacy and comfort.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet location on a great get-away island. Beautiful surroundings. Full water views. Easy-access boat dock and kayak launch right at edge of the front deck. House is built almost on ground level, not elevated on pilings, so there are no stairs to climb. Bay front, with boardwalk to the beach one lot away.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Boat House: Bayfront, Private, Honeymoons, Family-Friendly, Natural Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

As Advertised...

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many places where the pictures of the homes were much more inviting than the real thing. However, in this case, "As advertised" were the first words that came to mind when we first arrived at the Boat House. The owners investment in the 2014 remodel of this quaint bay front home was nothing more than a spectacular collaboration of beauty, style, and comfort all together in this fantastic location. Although my family is comprised of all FL natives, we had never visited LGI before, but sometimes you save the best for last. There is something nice to be said about being able to be "disconnected" from the world while on vacation. Being accessible by boat only meant that there was no traffic noise. We only heard the sounds of the crashing waves from the beach side, the splashing of the mullet jumping in the water on the bay side, or the screeching of the local ospey. We thought we would possibly miss not having TV/Satellite or Wi-Fi (although it was advertised that Wi-Fi could be made available) but it was actually quite refreshing. The only devices we used were our phones to check the weather for fishing excursions or the afternoon forecast before heading over to the beachside. Otherwise, we realized that we were not missing a thing being "disconnected". We did bring Blue-Rays/DVD to watch on the TV and games for night time family activities. It was so great waking up in the morning to go on a fishing excursion in our boat or kayaking the bay and return to spend the afternoons on the beach. The Boat House truly offers the best of both worlds which made this the perfect location for my family who loves all things related to the water. Our 2 boys (10 and 6 years old) made great memories here this summer by catching their first snook (w/many to follow) and inventing the game of coconut soccer. Our last night was the "cherry on top" for our visit to LGI when we were able to witness a sea turtle returning to her birthplace to lay her eggs. This was a truly amazing experience and one many will never get to witness. We will definitely be returning to the Boat House for years to come to continue making these precious memories and bask in all that LGI and the Boat House has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply The Best!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Boathouse was perfect, from the décor to the added little touches it truly felt like home. The setting was so peaceful and relaxing. We had the best of both, with a private dock on the bayside for our boat and a very short walk to the beautiful beach. Also the added outdoor amenities of the fire pit and gazebo. Rebecca and Andy were so nice and accommodating. We would like to thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with us. We are looking forward to many more vacations at the Boathouse on Little Gasparilla Island. The Gorski Family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wildwood, MO
5

Unspoiled perfection

  • 5 of 5

You know how life moves at such a ridiculous pace these days? Well, slow down and savor the beauty of the Bayfront Cottage. We saw birds, dolphins, fish and tortoise from this lovely home. Most days we saw less than a handful of other people on the beach. So completely restful, this home looks like it comes from the pages of a magazine and is filled with all the creature comforts. We thoroughly enjoyed our time checked out from the rat race.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE Little Gasparilla. This was our second time visiting the island and this house was perfect. We loved watching the sunrise in the morning from the dock. The house was clean and beautifully decorated. Rebecca was a wonderful hostess! We had everything we could possibly need. We couldn't have been happier and we can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Ultimate Get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

Not enough words to describe this spectaular water front cottage. The panoramic views of wildlife and the sounds of fish jumping while the water laps the shore line will literally take you to another place. Just a short walk to the beach, you will soon be greeted by the soft white sugar sand and a pleasant ocean breeze. For those looking to detach themselves from the busyness of life, this property is perched on the central north end of the island, adjoined to Don Pedro National Reserve, offering complete seclusion. The cottage in-and-of-itself is absolutely gorgeous and clean....truly Florida's BEST kept secret!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA, USA
5

Honeymoon in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Before our marriage, my wife and I knew we wanted to get away without sacrificing comfort, and this amazing get away on LGI was all we could have hoped for and more. With access to both the beach and the bay from the house you can take full advantage of the amazing location you are in. The wildlife is amazing to watch, the mangrove trees are magical, the beach is teeming with sharks' teeth, the stars are on full display every night. In the gulf coast the weather is always great, and this cabin puts you in the perfect position to capitalize on the weather every day. I cannot begin to say enough to do justice to this vacation, or this spot. It was amazing for a couple, but could easily be the perfect family vacation spot with 2 full bathrooms and and large dining table. The screened in porch is an amazing way to spend a rainy day. There really are no negatives or drawbacks to an island getaway surrounded by a national park and water access on both sides of the property. Thank you so much for an amazing honeymoon and we look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
RSW (Fort Myers) or TPA (Tampa) or SRQ or PGD
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
On the mainland
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Pirate Water Taxi (direct to/from our dock)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
On the mainland
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Interstate I-75
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
On the mainland
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Little Gasparilla Island
Car: recommended

Little Gasparilla Island and the surrounding area remain a largely unspoiled part of Florida where the principal attractions are activities associated with its wonderful beaches, protected waters and natural parklands, as well as world-class sportfishing. While almost all imaginable Florida-type vacation activities (golf, tennis, theme parks, restaurants, cinemas, spas, museums, parasailing, etc.) are available somewhere on the nearby mainland, Little Gasparilla Island itself is free of any commercial development (only residences) and has no bridge connecting it to the mainland.

Guests enjoying this unique property have access to the its kayaks, ping pong, foosball, and bumper pool tables, basic fishing gear and beach gear, and other recreational equipment.

Contact information can be provided for local vendors who provide boat and jet ski rentals, golf cart rentals, on-site or on-island spa sessions, special catered meals (fish fry, crab boil, BBQ, breakfast/brunch), art and photography lessons, guided fishing trips, guided nature walks and sea turtle patrols (in season), sailing, boating, and kayaking excursions, sea plane tours, etc.

We encourage our extended-stay guests to take advantage of boat or jet ski rentals which allow further exploration of some of Florida's best backwaters, waterfront restaurants, and the quaint island resort villages of Boca Grande, Useppa, Manasota Key, and Captiva. Other nearby towns on the mainland that offer dining and shopping choices include Englewood, Venice, North Port, Punta Gorda, and Port Charlotte, as well as Naples, Sarasota, and Tampa. Orlando and it's mega-attractions are about 3 hours drive from our marina.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Placida, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Cleaning £159
Tax Rate 12.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY:

The security deposit is fully refundable at any time if your trip is cancelled. The security deposit is also fully refundable if you depart early, provided that there is no damage to the property.

Any unused portion of your rental fee is fully refundable if your cancellation or early departure is due to hurricane or Red Tide. Rent is also fully refundable if your trip is cancelled 45 days or more before check-in. Rent is 50% refundable if your trip is cancelled 30-45 days before check-in. Rent is 25% refundable 15-30 days before check-in. Rent is not refundable within 15 days of check-in.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Placida in the Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms, plus outdoor shower. Both bathrooms feature new everything including tile floors, granite countertops and beautiful 'sea glass' accent tiles. We provide fluffy white towels, washcloths and hand towels too!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A local professional will provide you with a medical or relaxing massage right on the deck of the house, by prior arrangement. Expect to pay about $ 110 for an hour. Let us know if you would like to schedule the service.

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