Available for short or seasonal rental is Little House: a traditional 'Old Florida' cottage with separate guest house set in the historic district of Boca Grande, on Gasparilla Island (Florida Gulf Coast). Great beaches are practically a stone's throw away. (Walk to the beach in under 2 minutes...walk in fact to anything you want in town in 5minutes.) There's no fast food, no chain stores, just a unique and charming slice of bygone Florida ; Florida as it was meant to be, to borrow a tagline from the Gasparilla Inn. Available weekly or monthly. Convenient to golf. This charming property, which has everything you need and nothing you don't consists of two buildings as below:
Main house: master bedroom has (1) queen bed & attached bath; guest bedroom has (1) King bed attached bathroom; living room/dining room; large screened porch with dining table & sitting area (and glass sliding windows if it gets cold); lovely private outdoor courtyard with chairs for dining & relaxing; sunny eat-in kitchen -- easily seats (6); pantry; den with cable TV/DVD; washer & dryer; dishwasher & garbage disposal; grill; central a/c; telephone with answering machine. WIFI of course
Separate guest house (perfect for older children) laid out as follows:
a guest bedroom with (2) twin beds, a second guest bedroom with (2) twin beds, and a third guest bedroom with (1) twin bed. There is one bathroom for all three bedrooms. (Please note, the guest house has no AC.)
A shed contains a 6 bikes available to renters, plus the charcoal grill, etc.
About Boca Grande: Boca Grande is a charming village on 7-mile-long Gasparilla Island, located between Fort Myers and Sarasota. Access to Boca Grande is via a toll bridge which keeps the Island peaceful and quiet. Legend has it that the infamous pirate Jose Gaspar once lived here in grand style. Later discoverers in the early 20th century included Boston Brahmins and other elites from the North-east, who made it a winter playground for some of the nation's most prominent families and their guests. The lure then, as it is now, was the wonderful weather and some of the world's best tarpon fishing. Boca Grande retains unusual character. Its old Florida architecture, and its small town feel (devoid of big box retailers, chain stores, etc.), make it a destination for discerning vacationers. Visitors to Boca Grande enjoy miles of beaches on the island, picnicking, fishing, swimming, shelling and boating, as well as tennis and golf.
Little House was built early in the 20th century as housing for executives of the railroad. It has been in our family continuously since the 1920s.
Note: This is as traditional a ouse as it gets in Boca Grande, in the best part of town. Close enough to everything you want in the village, yet just far enough way to be quiet and restful.