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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Leave your car and your cares at the marina because Little Gasparilla is accessible only by water taxi! That means our beaches are uncrowded and tourists and traffic are just a mainland memory. If you are looking for a quiet tropical island to relax and unplug, Little Gasparilla is your dream vacation spot. Our "nightlife" consists of giant sea turtles laying their eggs -- our only bar is the sand bar where you can find sand dollars and shells!

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

INTERNET: There is no wired internet service on the island. There are a couple options for wifi. Most people just opt to use the mobile hotspots on their smartphones, especially if they have unlimited data or a large data plan. Cell service is excellent and that is the most convenient option...and it seems to work a bit faster. We can provide instructions on hot spotting if you are not familiar. If you do not have a smartphone, we provide a free Verizon jetpack BUT you have to purchase data AND YOU MUST REQUEST IT IN ADVANCE. You can either bring a Verizon card with you OR we can sell you one when we bring over the jetpack. You can buy as much data as you need, but it IS expensive....so we urge guests NOT to plan on using the jetpack for entertainment...no streaming music or videos, etc. It is more than adequate for checking emails, etc. and most people use about 2G of data per week which is $35. 5G is $60 and 10G is $100. (It is sort of like a cruise where you have to pay for the minutes you are on-line.) You just need to let us know in advance so we can make sure we have a fully charged jetpack available for you. If you bring a Verizon card with you, we can show you how to add the data. Or, we can pre-add data prior to your arrival but you have to let us know how much you think you will need. Just keep in mind that it is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland, and anything that uses up a lot of data will increase your costs. (It is especially helpful to remind kids and teenagers who are used to unlimited data!) We usually suggest that people download books and movies to their tablets or e-readers BEFORE coming to the island.

PLEASE NOTE: We do require that two members of each group must be over 25 years of age. We apologize, but we can NOT rent to college groups as a courtesy to the homeowners and our island neighbors. Guests will be evicted if found not to meet age requirements upon check in. Additionally, we can not exceed capacity in island homes due to the fragile septic systems.

More Details

Property Manager
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
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Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

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!

What makes this cottage unique

Unique benefits of this property include its proximity to both the beach and the bay and it lushly landscaped tropical garden...every day reveals more blooming plants and flowers. It overlooks the bay which means there are always cooling bay breezes.

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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
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

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5

LOVED this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough wonderful things about this house and the management.

The house is decorated so tastefully.....it's bright but not cheesy or tacky. Its open concept is so airy and welcoming. This home is not cluttered in any way. The owners really knew how to do it up right. We had 2 sets of friends visit us during the weekend on separate days and they took note of the information for this particular house because they were in love with it!

The house is literally on the beach.....no walking through marsh or anything to get to the ocean. We loved the porch and the furniture on it as well. It was wonderful to lay out on the porch and read a book while listening to the ocean waves.

The management team was so attentive and kind. We noticed the blender was broken so we let the management know and they had a blender to us by the next day. Everyone that works with/for this management company was always kind and friendly. It was always a pleasure speaking with Tracy from the management team whether by phone or e-mail. We cannot see ourselves renting another house because we would always hold every other house to this house as the standard! We came with our 2 kids and we all want to come back to this same house.

We tried to write a quick summary but in all seriousness.....this review does it no justice! We truly felt relaxed here and couldn't have picked a better place!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, perfect, and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time at Rosemary's and will definitely be back! Thank you so much for opening your house to us, it was truly a wonderful experience.

The beaches are beautiful, we found so many shells and sand dollars! The rooms were clean, and we were stocked with more than enough of what we needed as far as condiments go!

The only thing that I would change is being able to have water and ice from the fridge. Everything else was perfect, from the porch naps, to the beach, to falling asleep and awaking to the sound of the ocean!

Until next year, thank you :)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was better then advertised! Well stocked with all the essentials. The view was beyond amazing as the property is directly gulf front! The house is stilted/elevated so our kids were able to play in the water and sand for hours while being protected from the sun. The mgmt (Laurie & Terry) were so accomdating and allowed us to extend our reservation by a day. The conceirge helped us with our luggage to and from the dock. The island itself is a piece of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow...

  • 5 of 5

I have one complaint about our week at Rosemary’s Beach Cottage; we had to go home. That is literally the ONLY negative comment about our experience.

Laurie Gaines and Terry Simms will do everything humanly possible to make your stay flawless. Starting with the front-end business transactions all the way through, to the special touches we found waiting for us to celebrate our first wedding anniversary – everything was first class and as promised. The house was well appointed, impeccably clean (thank you, Pede), spacious, professionally decorated, comfortable and exactly like the photos - including the postcard sunsets. The assistance to and from the dock was punctual, friendly, and tremendously helpful (thank you, Brett). I could go on for hours. But then you might think this was a planted review. Not so, believe me.

We highly recommend Rosemary’s Beach Cottage to you as the ideal “Getaway-and-Unplug-Authentic-Remote-Southwest-Florida” experience. More so, we enthusiastically endorse the services of Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals.

Guest Services Manager, Terry Simms, put it best, “You came as guests and left as friends”.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get Away From It All Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a magical week on the beach celebrating our 35th anniversary at Rosemary's Cottage. Outstanding beach combing for sharks teeth and beautiful sea shells. We saw dolphins every morning from our deck. Uncrowded white sand beach for miles either direction. The cottage was very well set up with modern appliances, comfortable beds, good water pressure and plenty of hot water for two people. The owners have done remarkable job providing written instructions and contact information to make our stay easy. The few times we watched TV, the satellite TV service was excellent. We used our Verizon cell phones as hot spots so internet was available whenever needed, but we did our best to stay unplugged most of the time we were there. We will be going back!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation House!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved Rosemary's Beach House from the views to the lovely lay out of the house. The house was everything and more!! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay to make lasting family memories! We will for sure be back again!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • 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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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,409
for 3 nights
From
£423
£2,087
 
 
Thanksgiving
16 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,087
for 7 nights
£2,087
 
 
Holiday
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,171
for 7 nights
£2,171
 
 
Memorial 2019
24 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,087
for 7 nights
£2,087
 
 
Independence 2019
28 Jun 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,171
for 7 nights
£2,171
 
 
Labor 2019
30 Aug 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,087
for 7 nights
£2,087
 
 
Thanksgiving 2019
22 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,087
for 7 nights
£2,087
 
 
Holiday
20 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£2,171
for 7 nights
£2,171
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,790
for 7 nights
£1,790
£6,234
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.58 + Tax
Cleaning £124.71 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £302.32

Holiday surcharges are applied for Christmas, New Years, Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day reservations. 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). Please note that the cleaning rate will be increased for rentals of 14 nights or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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