**ALERT*** Our home is located on a bridgeless barrier island, access is by water taxi or your own private boat only. We are NOT located on the mainland.
Perfect LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND tropical retreat for couples or multi-gen family!!
-Large Master Retreat - King (with en-suite)
-Guest Room - Queen (with en-suite)
-Bunk Room - 2 twins, two fulls (shares guest room bath)
-Hotel quality bed/bath linens
-Totally private master balcony
-Spacious 1700 sq feet
-Large open-plan great room (water views), extra 1/2 bath
-Open, updated, modern, clean kitchen (water views)
-Tropical outdoor spa (private shower and soaking tub)
-Quiet location on south side of island
-Use of 2 Standup Paddleboards
-Use of designated doc slip
-Use of golf cart (note: our golf cart is reliably unreliable...island style...if you want a guaranteed reliable option, we can refer to you an island golf cart rental service)
Ukuthula (ooh-koo-too-lah) is the zulu word for "a state of quiet, or peace." this is what we wish for our friends to experience while enjoying our beautifully updated holiday home located on the tranquil and private little gasparilla island (LGI).
Located off the southwestern coast of Florida, lgi is surrounded by white sands and warm gulf waters on one side, and the rich nature of the bay on the other. Access to the island is via a 10 minute water taxi ride, and with no cars or commerce on the island, this is a truly unique and peaceful place!
Ukuthula's location (on a large quiet lot on the south side of the island, which is more "residential than rental" and just steps from the water) is the perfect spot for couples or quiet multi-gen family wanting a peaceful and relaxing retreat. This part of the island is specifically geared towards those looking for a slow paced quiet escape. Our home’s 1700 square feet with dual master retreats is a spacious set-up for 2 couples plus a bunk room for well-behaved youngsters. There’s plenty of room to congregate together for meals or games, or to escape to a quiet balcony solo with a good book.
The master suite features a king bed, reading nook and en-suite bathroom. Two sets of double french doors open the entire space onto a completely private screened-in porch, surrounded on all sides by lush green tropical foliage. A perfect spot to nap the afternoon away to the sounds of the surf and the osprey in the background.
A second "mini master" bedroom is down the hall, with a queen bed and attached private en-suite bathroom. Both bathrooms have been freshly remodeled with large showers featuring river stone tile floors, large rain shower heads, and frameless glass doors.
The bunk room features two twin beds atop two full beds, and shares access to the guest bath.
The bedrooms are dressed in hotel-quality 100% Egyptian cotton and/or Modal white linens, fluffy soft bath towels and plenty of beach towels. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and all necessary paper goods for the bathrooms and kitchen are stocked for you.
Our home's "upside down" setup leaves space on the top floor for a very large open great room with vaulted ceilings, super-clean modern kitchen and an additional 1/2 bathroom. Double pocket doors open the entire space onto a large screened-in porch, tropical foliage, partial gulf views and amazing sunsets.
Ukuthula house is fully updated and furnished with a peaceful, modern beach decor and is very well equipped. The open kitchen has everything you need (minus the groceries) to create simple beach-friendly picnics or elaborate tropical foodie fare. A large dine-up peninsula, updated massive farmhouse sink, restaurant style faucet and water views from the sink will have you cooking up a storm. Of course, if you're not up for cooking, plenty of restaurants abound just minutes away by boat.
An outdoor shower and separate outdoor bath tub for a quick rinse or long soak after a day at the beach is a tropical must-have at Ukuthula house.
Our home has all of the creature comforts of your own home including air-conditioning, massive oversized ceiling fans, heat (for those chilly winter nights), wireless internet (for light use of checking email or browsing websites....An additional charge for heavy use of video streaming etc may apply), satellite tv and dvd player.
Once on the island it is easy to walk everywhere. You are only a 3 minute leisurely stroll from the beach, and a 4 minute walk to the dock on the bay.
A golf cart, 2 standup paddle boards, beach chairs, sun umbrellas, fishing equipment, bikes and more are all at the house and available for your use.
Relax, breathe in the sweet salty air, and settle into your new tropical retreat!