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Little Gasparilla Island Bayfront home. Boater's Dream-Smoke and Pet Free

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy the ominous show of Fowl, Jumping Mullet, Dolphins and Manatees!

Little Gasparilla Island is a bridgeless barrier island with seven miles of secluded sandy beach, located off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Park and launch your boat at Eldred's Marina, or jump on Pirate’s Water Taxi for a 10 minute ride to our private dock #11. 'Blue Pearl' is perfectly positioned on a private bay lot, along an aquatic preserve with a 5 minute walk to the white sandy beach of the Florida Gulf.

Enjoy the ever changing view of the mangroves, jumping mullet, osprey flying overhead, and bird life on the sandbar. Spend hours of quiet with a good book on our large open air porch, or jump in your boat for a day of angling. Fully equipped, modern, well-lit kitchen with every gadget you'll ever need to pull off a great meal.

Unlimited Wi-fi, internet TV, 32' Flat screen, games, bikes, Kayaks, beach toys.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Lou
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • South Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Dual private sink area
    North Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Private sink area
    Studio Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bath on Main
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • South Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    North Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Studio on Main - 1 Double Bed
  • Master Suites enjoy view of Bay, shared balcony and private baths.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach umbrellas and chairs on site.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Little Gasparilla Island Bayfront home. Boater's Dream-Smoke and Pet Free
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Third Time Staying at the Blue Pearl

  • 5 of 5

Third time staying at the Blue Pearl and it's still as beautiful and magical as the first. We have stayed at a few places on the island and in my experience I would say that Mary Lou has the cleanest and best managed unit on the island. The place is super clean and comfortable, the kitchen is fully stocked with the type of utensils and cooking ware that you use at your home and Mary Lou is super responsive. We stay at 3 or 4 VRBO's a year and this is by far my favorite because of the owner, the house and the location. If you are considering a stay on LGI you HAVE to try the Blue Pearl!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love the Blue Pearl - Beautiful, impeccably maintained and decorated home!

  • 5 of 5

Mary Lou and the Blue Pearl are true gems! Mary Lou is a wonderful hostess, who goes out of her way to ensure that your stay will be memorable. Our family had a wonderful stay this past week and certainly plan to stay again in the future. The home is beautifully furnished, offers wonderful views of the Bay...and some of the most incredible sunrises you will see anywhere! It has a well-equipped kitchen to facilitate meal prep., has all the amenities to make your stay comfortable (Smart TV, wi-fi, games, incredible upper and lower deck and patio areas with nice seating) as well as full size washer and dryer. In addition, the home and grounds are very well maintained.

We enjoyed the 3 kayaks that are provided, which allowed us to explore the Bay area. We also used the kayaks to fish from, which were more than adequate to do so comfortably. The home is also only a couple of hundred yards from the beach / Gulf of Mexico, where we enjoyed searching for sea shells and shark teeth. I should also mention that the Bay offered us an incredible setting to view Manatee, Dolphins and Osprey. Thanks again for a wonderful stay! Todd and Jennifer B.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and immaculate, the bay views are spectacular and Mary Lou was a pleasure to work with! I can’t imagine there could be many houses more beautiful or detailed to perfection the way Mary Lou’s home is. She provided everything we needed to make ourselves at home and have a much needed break from the Kansas cold weather. We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect island home

  • 5 of 5

This home worked perfectly for my husband and I. It is exactly as the pictures represent and exceptionally clean. We enjoyed being close to Don Pedro State Park. We utilized the very nice kayaks to paddle over to the park mangroves every evening. We rented a boat and it was so convenient to have the dock out our front door. We would take the boat out early to fish the flats and spent the hot afternoons on the shaded deck under the fans. From the Kayaks we caught Snook and sea trout on fly rods all within sight of the dock. The owner is wonderful to work with. We often use VRBO and this is one of the best places we have rented. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Second Visit At The Blue Pearl Was Just As Wonderful As The First!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say it enough, place is clean, well maintained and very comfortable! We spent the week of the Fourth and it was loads of fun for the family. All we needed was some mask and snorkels for the kids and they were entertained for hours finding sharks teeth and shells. Island itself is truly unique and the Blue Pearl is a wonderful place to stay. I think I said it before, we have stayed at a few places on the island and the Blue Pearl is by far the most well maintained and well managed place we have stayed to date. This is our second stay at the Blue Pearl and I definitely see a third in our near future. Mary Lou is easy to communicate with via email or phone and she is not one to forget a single detail in getting the place ready for your stay. Highly recommend the Blue Pearl for creating some wonderful memories!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is an amazing property in an unbelievably beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

It is a rare thing to find a great property in a great location but blue pearl on little gazparilla island achieves this. It is really well equipped as well as being very well looked after. The large bedroom balcony gives a great location for early morning coffee and to watch the sun rise. Where else can you see ospreys catching fish as dolphin swim up river? The large outside seating and dining area is a great asset. Eating lunch in the shade while northern cardinals sing from the trees is something we did not tire of.

Whether it's fishing from the private jetty, bird watching, kayaking through miles of lagoons (or in the gulf) or wild tortoise watching blue pearl delivers.

The property owner is also incredibly helpful. For example we were a family of 5 and although 3 kayaks were available to use Mary lou acquired another double so we could all go out together. Additionally she supplied fishing tackle for our use and would not accept payment for this.

In summary a wonderful place for naturalists who also like comfort with beach house chic

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sarasota
Car: not necessary

Bird watching, dolphin and manatee visits, great fishing off the dock, kayak and paddle board dream location. 3 minute stroll to the Gulf.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Placida, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,467
for 7 nights
£1,467
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £357.15
Cleaning Fee £107.15
Tax Rate 12.0%

***Holiday surcharge of $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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