|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Hibiscus House is a sparkling clean cottage in one of the most superb locations in Florida. It features fresh, beachy decor, dramatic Gulf views, bright, sunshine-filled rooms, a nearly deserted beach and it includes everything to make your beach vacation memorable.... satellite TV, wi-fi access, use of a dock slip, beach chairs, comfortable beds, a relaxing hammock plus one of the best equipped kitchens on the beach. While the island is relatively remote, access is easy via regular water taxi service and the beach is pristine and uncrowded. The home offers snorkeling gear, boogie boards, a beach umbrella, beach towels, toys and games. The master bedroom features a king size bed, the second bedroom offers a queen size bed and there is a sleeping loft with two twins and a double bed. There is also a downstairs outdoor shower and a spacious screened porch overlooking the Gulf. NOTE: We also offer concierge service to meet you at the dock and help transport your luggage and groceries to the house!
Unlike other homes set back on the island, Hibiscus House is situated right on the beach, for the best views and no long walks to the beach across hot sand. No partial 'peek-a-boo' view from this home....you can eat dinner overlooking the Gulf and the sound of the waves lulls you to sleep at night.
Little Gasparilla Island is very pet friendly and your canine companion is welcome as long as we are notified in advance. There is a $100 pet fee per pet. Our minimum rental period is one week; sorry, but we do not rent for weekends. Information on boat rentals and water taxi service is provided with your rental package.
Little Gasparilla Island is a nearly-deserted tropical island with no bridge, no roads and no commercial establishments. If peace and privacy are the hallmarks of a special beach vacation, you have found the right spot! Warm, shallow waters and balmy tropical breezes caress the island....sand pathways meander up and down the island for exploring by golf cart. (Golf cart rentals are available on the island.) You park your car at the mainland marina and take a delightful 15-minute water taxi ride right to our dock. It is best to do all your grocery shopping prior to catching the water taxi....then you don't have to leave the island at all! You can even bring your pets on the water taxi with you! While on the island, in addition to swimming you can snorkel, fish from the dock or the beach, bird watch, explore, collect shells, or simply read a good book in the hammock.
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.
LITTLE GASPARILLA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...PLEASE READ!
• You cannot drive your car to 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
• All homes come with a grill. Hibiscus House has a charcoal grill; please bring charcoal and lighter fluid with you.
• 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.
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 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!
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals purchased this cottage in 2014
Hibiscus House has a fabulous upstairs sundeck that has lots of privacy and some of the best views on the island. It not only has a screened porch but an open-air porch for outdoor sunning. Inside, the home is beautifully appointed and has one of the most well-equipped kitchens you will find in a rental home. Guests love how comfortable it is, how well-stocked the home is, and its proximity to the beach.
Little Gasparilla Island is a paradise in itself. The hourse was great, you find everything you need to feel comfortable. Beautiful sunsets, getting out with the kayaks allows you to be with many dolphins for hours. Perfect place to relax and just simply enjoy life.
Laurie was great and responds to any question you might have immediately.
Fabulous view, love the decks, plenty of room for everyone!
Suggestions for owner: one more hammock.....it was everyone's favorite spot!!!!! Frying pans could use a refresher, vacuum cleaner had an odor to it. Honestly these were small things. We loved the house, it's comfortable and very well appointed. We will be back!!
What a great and memorable vacation we had. It can get costly if you don't plan your grocerie list right and don't bring your own boat but even still... WELL WORTH IT. What a beautiful place it is especially if you enjoy fishing, watching sunsets, and feeling one with nature.
The perfect beach vacation! I was slightly concerned about the cleanliness of a house that allowed dogs but was very pleased. There is no smell in the house and it is clean. Laurie was very quick in answering all my questions. We were there in time to take advantage of the experimental garbage service which made me happy because we already had enough to carry without worrying about lugging garbage to the water taxi! The house is well designed and built. I would like to go back next year. My only recommendation is that the local restaurants and grocery stores start a delivery service for those evenings when you just don't want to cook!
This is our fifth time on LGI, so it's clear we love this vacation spot! This time we brought our two teens and their two friends. Hibiscus House is so well-equipped! It has everything you can imagine to make your stay enjoyable, from fluffy beach towels to every pot and pan imaginable, a comfy hammock for lazy afternoons, outdoor shower to rinse off the sand, upper deck which was great for tanning teenagers and nighttime stargazing, and so much more! The concierge service was a nice bonus, making arrival and departure a little easier. We definitely recommend Hibiscus House!!
Located right on the beach! Has everything you need. Beach towels were plenty and good ones too! Don't bring extra pillows they have plenty of those too! House had plenty of condiments and cooking supplies. My recommendation - bring the bare necessities on clothing! Also bring lots of mosquito spray!! Loved everything about the house and location! Be prepared to have fun and time to relax!!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
18 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£247|
Holiday surcharge of $500; $300 reservation/security deposit required upon booking to hold date. 30-day cancellation notice required for stays of 1 week; 60-day cancellation for 2 weeks or more. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pet fee of $100/pet may be assessed depending on size/breed.