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RoseMary's BeachHouse: Elegant Oceanfront Vacation Cottage Right on the Beach!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BD Little Gasparilla cottage sitting directly on the sandy beach!

RoseMary's BeachHouse is truly a gem. This delightful beach cottage has been totally renovated and redecorated with an eye for detail. From the granite countertops to the elegant, upscale tropical furnishings, this home has been meticulously and lavishly appointed. The open plan living and dining area offers views of the Gulf from EVERY window and the kitchen is a dream! The home is fully equipped with everything you need for your beach vacation including wi-fi, a washer and dryer, dishwasher, trash compactor, brand new Weber electric grill (no lugging charcoal to the island!) and state-of-the art GE Advantium Microwave-Convection oven. (please note there is not a conventional oven.) You need only bring your bathing suit and groceries! The master bedroom offers views of the Gulf, and stained glass doors for added privacy. The second bedroom is tucked away in the back of the house for peace and serenity. This home has not been rented in the past....the owners designed it for their own personal taste and comfort. For that reason, it does not represent the typical beach rental property....it is truly an elegant beachfront home, not a 'rental unit'. it provides the perfect spot for a romantic getaway, for a small family or two couples. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests.

Downstairs, lush tropical foliage surrounds the house and a ground-level deck allows you to sit in the shade, watch your children on the beach and still be just steps from the house.

The beach, however, is everyone's main focus and it is superb...clean and pristine, rarely crowded, teeming with dolphins, shore birds, sea turtles and the occasional manatee. You can fish off the dock -- or off the beach right in front of the house. Beach chairs are provided for your comfort and your rental also includes use of a dock slip if you choose to rent a boat. Ask us about kayak rentals, golf cart rentals and stand up paddle boards...we can help you arrange the most active vacation -- or you can simply relax on the beach and do nothing. Your rental also includes the services of our island concierge who will meet you at the dock and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you.

RoseMary's Beach House combines both elegance and luxury with the rustic charm of a tropical beach vacation...sure to be a spot you will want to return to again and again!

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. This home has an electric grill so no charcoal is needed.

• 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

Property Manager
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

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 through our small family business Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals. We offer cottages in a variety of price ranges and locations on the island...from striking beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our homes are painstakingly cared for, we try to keep them well-stocked, and we try to give each of our homes a very personal touch...we want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". We love the island and want you to have the best experience possible so you will love it as much as we do. So relax, kick off your flip flops, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has shower, glass block wall and vessel sink. There is also a downstairs outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

RoseMary's BeachHouse: Elegant Oceanfront Vacation Cottage Right on the Beach!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

Beautiful house and view. Perfect setting, romantic, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Rosemary staff for the opportunity to stay for the week.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great vacation at LGI

  • 5 of 5

This was our 8th time to LGI and our 3rd time in this house. Great house. Great time. Perfect weather!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rosemary's cottage is charming!

  • 4 of 5

We've vacationed on Little Gasparilla island twice now, and we've always had an incredible time. The locals are friendly, the beaches are gorgeous, and the view is spectacular. Rosemary's cottage is clean and charming.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A relaxing and comfortable cottage right on the beach; easy to cook our meals in the well appointed kitchen and wonderful to be able to keep up with laundry. Enjoyed all the various colors and sounds of the sea 50 feet from the deck. Water taxi made getting to/ from the island a pleasant adventure. Walks on the beach and exploring the island made for a memorable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House and Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

This is our 7th visit to Little Gasparilla and our 2nd time staying in RoseMary's BeachHouse and we are booked again for April. We love this beach and the house is great. It has pretty much everything you need. Great location, very clean. Love the tile floors so can just sweep up the sand!!! We look forward to our visit again in a few months!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic beach house with sensational sunsets

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an island that is a world away from the hustle and bustle of life and your typical beach resort establishments, then Little Gasparilla Island is for you. This was the first time my wife and I had visited Little Gasparilla Island and we had a wonderful 10 day stay at Rosemary's Beach House. The island itself is easily accessible, a 5 minute trip from Eldreds Marina, which itself is just a few minutes drive from the various Malls and shops/restaurants nearby in Boca Grande.

Rosemary's beach house itself is very special. Tastefully laid out with all the furnishings and amenities you need, its been very well maintained and had new bedding, towels and felt like a home someone takes in pride in rather than a letting from an absentee landlord, which we've experienced before. The house is directly on the beach, we spent many evenings on the balcony watching the wonderful sunsets (and a few spectacular thunderstorms). Although there are properties either side, there is still a sense of privacy and detachment. At times it felt like our own private beach as the island is not overdeveloped and therefore never felt crowded. Tracy made the booking an absolute pleasure, helping us out with advice on where to shop, local attractions and things to do. We've rented villas and beach-houses before and I can say that without exception, Tracy was by far the most professional and friendly person we've had the pleasure of dealing with. Her best recommendation was Heather and Nicole from GroceryGetters, who helped us out with provisions and transport. They were an absolute joy and when we ran out of bug spray, they shared there own rather than have us wait for a delivery. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and they could teach the big resort hotels a thing or two about great customer service.

A couple of tips if you're staying:

1./ Bug Spray - You'll definately need some. We didn't have trouble with Mosquitos as we were directly on the beach and the breeze takes care of that. However, the no-see-ums were out in force, especially around sunset. Deet doesn't work on them, there is a local spray called 'no-see-ums' bug spray which you should get.

2/ Boat - We didn't get one, however we wish we did, even for a few days. The local water taxi is expensive (especially after 5pm when it's $20pp).

In short, if you're looking to get away from it all in a beautiful location and home, Rosemary's beach house is a must. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Placida, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Holiday
26 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,001
for 7 nights
£2,001
 
 
Holiday
30 Jun 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,175
for 7 nights
£2,175
 
 
Holiday
26 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 4 nights
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£325
£2,001
 
 
Holiday
17 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,001
for 7 nights
£2,001
 
 
Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,001
for 7 nights
£2,001
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,785
for 7 nights
£1,785
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £96.63
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Pet Fee £77.3
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday surcharge of $500; 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. 3 night stays are allowed only on specified dates (Memorial Day/Labor Day).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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