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LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND Home: Spacious, CLEAN, Quiet, Peaceful!!!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Little Gasparilla Island Home: Spacious, CLEAN, Quiet

**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!!

Features:

-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!

More Details

Owner
Kristin Schild
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Kristin Schild

Hi potential renters! We're Kristin and Chris. We live full-time in Colorado and enjoy our beautiful island retreat whenever our family schedule allows. Chris is from South Africa originally, and together we have traveled all over the world for both work and pleasure (we even got married on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar). Despite our worldly travels, we have yet to encounter another place on the planet as beautiful and peaceful as Little Gasparilla Island.

We love the slow island pace, the hidden sandy paths, the mostly empty beach, and most of all, we love to retreat to our home for a lazy sun drenched afternoon nap.

We take a lot of pride in our well kept island home, and hope you too will enjoy the work we've put into it to make it the tropical oasis a savvy traveler would love to settle into.

Kristin Schild purchased this house in 2013

Why Kristin Schild chose Placida

We chose our home for its quiet location on the island. Its just two lots in from the beach, with no homes between us and the water. We love the quiet and peaceful feel of the south side of the island with its large, spacious, private feeling lots. Homes are not packed in like sardines on this part of the island, and our closest neighbors are full-time retired residents.

What makes this house unique

You're going to fall in love with the totally private patio off the master bedroom as well as the "birds nest" chair on the upper patio. When people first walk into our home they often comment on the peaceful feeling of our home.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Dual vanities
    Mini Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single sink
    Upstairs 1/2 Bath - Toilet
    Outdoor Shower/Tub - Outdoor Shower , An outdoor shower and soaking tub are a tropical treat!
  • Our bathrooms have been recently renovated. The large showers features sparkling clean white subway tile, beachy river stone tile floors, large rain-head shower heads, and frameless glass doors. An extra 1/2 bath upstairs is a helpful addition, as is our outdoor shower and outdoor soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Mini Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Private updated en-suite
    Master Retreat - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private patio, en-suite, reading nook
    Bunk Room - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
*Note: THERE IS NO TRASH REMOVAL ON THE ISLAND. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO CARRY YOUR GARBAGE OFF. There are no grocery stores or restaurants on the island. You will bring over your own groceries form the mainland via the water taxi (or your own private boat in which case you'll have access to our community dock). Please remember that everyone else on the island is there for the same purpose you are: Peace, quiet, R&R and an escape from "the real world." Please be respectful of our island human neighbors, many of who are full-time island residents by keeping the property tidy and your noises and disturbances to a bare minimum. Don't forget about our island wildlife residents! Sea turtles nest on the beach (you'll see their nests marked off by island volunteers during the summer months). Please do not disturb the nests. It is not unusual to see dolphins and manatees in the water. Enjoy them peacefully in their natural habitat and whatever you do, don't litter anywhere:)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Kansas City, MO
5

Really loved our stay. Great amenities! Will be back.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed several times on LGI - this is the best house we have found. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback. We're thrilled you loved our home as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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4

Comfortable home in a fabulous setting.

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed Ukathula for our recent vacation. The home is light and airy with dining for 6 both inside and out on the porch. We found the beds very comfortable and loved the privacy the south end of the island affords. The kitchen was stocked with really nice spices and other provisions. The beach is accessed down the road and up a sandy path and is beautiful. We got a great workout riding the 2 beach cruisers on the island’s sandy “road.” Otherwise, we walked on the beach and in the park, shelled, boated, paddle boarded, and visited Boca Grande. The house has lots of puzzles, games, and info on the island’s history and fauna. WiFi worked well for us. DVDs are more skewed to kids so bring your own or your Roku setup, which we did. We’ll definitely be back to LGI!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Versailles, KY
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, clean, spacious airy, everything you need and then some. Beautiful beach. Great shark tooth hunting. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A house among the treetops

  • 5 of 5

Our little family of 3 booked a last minute trip to this beautiful island just a few weeks ago. I can not say enough good things about our stay. The house was perfect! Spacious, clean and well stocked with all of the things you could ever need. With having no idea what to expect, it was very easy to get to the island, the house and the beach. We combed the sand for fossilized shark teeth, my husband fished for our dinner off the pier, and my son made sandcastles on the beach. It was so hard to leave! We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We’re so thrilled that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Thank you for taking such great care of our home during your stay:) We hope to welcome you back soon!
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5

Beautiful, quiet and spacious vacation home in a great private location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's fifth time visiting Little Gasparilla Island and we have enjoyed each visit, but this is by far our favourite place that we have stayed over the years. This home is very clean and has wonderful living space inside and out, very nice up to date and decor/ furniture and comfortable beds. The owners are very friendly, detailed and helpful and wonderful to work with. This house is close to the beach yet also quite private with wonderful deck space to enjoy in the morning or after being at the beach. The home is very well equipped with everything you need (except for your food of course). The beach is beautiful and uncrowded even at this busy Springbreak time of year and the extras like the kayak and bikes and paddle boards, as well as all the beach gear you could possible need, are a real plus. We feel so blessed to have found this treasure and highly recommend this vacation home! It is truly a peaceful place to rest and restore as the name Ukuthula suggests, and we really look forward to going back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthias - thank you for the great review! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed our beautiful home and island. Thank you for taking great care of the property and for your generous "additions". We can't wait for your return next Spring! -Kristin
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5

Fall in love...with the house..the island..the beach...and with peacefulness.

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a place! No cars, no streetlights, and no busyness. This is a beautiful home on a special island, where 300 yards toward the east takes you to the dock and beautiful sunrises; and 300 yards toward the west brings you to the gorgeous beach and the sunsets. Walking the 7 miles of beach; relaxing; biking; playing in the ocean; kayaking... this is perfect for families, friends and couples. It is clear the owners really want to share their amazing home and want you to enjoy your stay. You can enjoy high definition satellite TV, a BluRay DVD player, and WiFi - but you won't need it. The house has a wonderful selection of books and games, so Unplug! It may seem daunting to be a little removed from the mainland, but once you're there you'll love this tropical treasure and want to return to again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole- thank you for the thorough review! I feel blessed to have been able to facilitate such a special time on the island for you and your family. What a treasure these memories with your parents will be. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of such a momentous celebration of health! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Ft. Myers or Sarasota or Tampa
Nearest Beach
Little Gasparilla Island Beach
Car: not necessary

LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND RETREAT FOR 2 COUPLES!!

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 beautiful 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, more "residential than rental" just steps from the water) is the perfect spot for couples wanting a peaceful and relaxing retreat. Our home’s 1700 square feet with dual master retreats is a spacious set-up for 2 couples. 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, sitting room 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 settee, ottoman, and dual lounge chair invite you to nap the afternoon away to the sounds of 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 bedrooms are dressed in hotel-quality 100% Egyptian Cotton white linens, fluffy soft 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 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. Of course, if you're not up for cooking, plenty of restaurants abound just minutes away by boat.

An outdoor bathtub cloaked in romantic mosquito netting for soaking amidst island nature and an outdoor shower for a quick rinse after a day at the beach are tropical must-haves at Ukuthula House.

Our home has all of the creature comforts of your home including air-conditioning, oversized ceiling fans, heat (not that you'll need it), 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, two person kayak, 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 tropical retreat.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Placida, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
£1,336
for 7 nights
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£169
£3,536
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £151.1
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.65

Note that we do not have trash removal on the island. You will be required to carry off your own garbage and dispose at the marina. Credit Card Payments only please, no e-checks accepted for rental rates.

Owner'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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