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Bonefish Bungalow: Newly Renovated Beachfront, Vintage "Old Florida" Charm!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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!

This vintage Little Gasparilla Island cottage has been meticulously renovated with a flair for unique style and attention to detail...and nothing has been overlooked! From the stunning new granite countertops in the kitchen to the display of vintage Florida postcards adorning the living room wall, this cottage will delight you with both its small details and big views.

The kitchen has been updated with beautiful new slate-finish appliances, granite countertops, farmhouse sink in the island and stunning new flooring...not to mention dramatic views of the Gulf of Mexico.

The living/dining area also boasts Gulf views from the country farm dining table with its eclectic assortment of mix-and-match dining chairs. Bookcases flanking the antique pine fireplace mantel are stocked with an assortment of books and unique collectibles for a warm, comfortable vibe and lots of reading options. The home is decorated with painted furniture, vintage signs, island artwork and repurposed antiques for a truly unique and comfortable ambiance! This cottage is truly one-of-a-kind!

Both cozy bedrooms feature antique furnishings and brand new beds and bedding, and the master -- with a king bed -- offers dramatic Gulf views from the sliding glass doors that open to the front porch.

Outdoors, the front deck affords you a breezy spot to dine outdoors with dramatic views south towards Boca Grande and west towards LGI's spectacular sunsets. Bonefish Bungalow sits out on the beach much farther than its southern neighbors, giving it much more dramatic and unobstructed views!

Bonefish Bungalow sleeps 4 comfortably, is pet-friendly, includes access to a dock slip at Dock 42, includes all linens, beach chairs, beach umbrella and the services of our island concierge who will meet you at the dock and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you.

Service 'extras' such as additional maid service or mid-week concierge service during your stay may be available by prior arrangement. Ask us about boat and jet ski rentals, golf cart rentals, guided fishing trips, sea turtle patrols, seaplane tours, etc. The house is to be occupied by no more than 4 persons without prior approval, and any party falsely representing the number of people in the home will be subject to immediate eviction without refund. In the event authorities order a mandatory evacuation from the island because of a hurricane, you will receive a prorated refund.

*WiFi - available for a fee. Speeds adequate for web-browsing, emails, social media, but not games or streaming.

*Pet Policy - pet-friendly with $100 non-refundable fee per pet

*Cleaning Fee - minimum $165 cleaning fee

*Minimum Renter Age - 25

*Boat Slip - included on dock number 42 (this is also where the water taxi drops you off)

*Complimentary concierge- will meet you at the dock with a golf cart to assist with transporting your luggage and groceries to the home

*Satellite TV - yes

*Grill Type - electric

*Parking - $6/night ($8/night if you have a boat trailer) at Eldred's Marina where you meet the boat taxi


• 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. Bonefish 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 there is a $100 pet fee per pet.

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 we urge guests NOT to plan on using the jetpack for 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.

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Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
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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 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 by their owners...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!

Why Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals chose Placida

This cottage offers some of the most spectacular views on the island...its proximity to the beach can't be beat and from the front porch, you experience the feeling of being on the deck of a boat! It has fewer steps than many of the newer beachfront homes which makes it easier for those with small children or those for whom too many steps are troublesome. The views to the south are unobstructed and you can sit on the front porch and feel like you are on the deck of a is one of our favorite cottages on the island!

What makes this bungalow unique

When you stay in the this cottage you are surrounded by unique and interesting pieces of the past....from old Florida postcards to charming antique furniture with the patina of a bygone era. We think this well-loved furniture fits well with the ambiance of Little Gasparilla and enhances your experience on the island


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow around the Placida around the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
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
  • This is a bridge-less barrier island. The only access is via water taxi or personal boat (dock slip provided). You can NOT drive to the island.
  • Please note that there are no refunds due to bad weather, red tide or early departures.
  • Renters are responsible for mainland parking at the marina and water taxi fees..
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Bonefish Bungalow: Newly Renovated Beachfront, Vintage "Old Florida" Charm!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Urbana, IL

Relaxation at its best!

  • 5 of 5

We went to LGI for our honeymoon and stayed at Bonefish. The house was adorable and was only steps from the ocean with a stunning view. Very close to the water. Everyone that we encountered on the island, either via email, on the phone, or in person, were stellar. The boat taxi ride from Eldred’s Marina is quick, felt like less than 10min. We stayed for seven nights and did our meal planning, so that we did not have to leave the island. Worked out great. If you are interested in restaraunts or night life, stay inland. If complete relaxation is what you need, Bomefish is the best!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really great place.

  • 5 of 5

I am particular about cleanliness of the places we stay. This place was a 5 star in clean. We will come back, but not when red tide is present. Red tide is rough.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive comments. And we totally understand your comments about Red Tide. It is something that we have suffered through as long as we have lived on the island....We have learned to deal with it, but we always feel bad when someone does not see the island in the best light. It is truly a magic spot and we hope that you will come back and enjoy it again when conditions are better!
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Gorgeous beachfront bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relax and quiet vacation, this is the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here, and absolutely fell in love with the house and beach. It’s beautifully decorated and had everything you could ever need! The place was very clean, and beach was so close you fell asleep to the sound of the crashing waves! I would love to return to Bonefish Bungalow! We spent our honeymoon here and when we arrived there was a bottle of champagne on ice, chocolates, music playin and a nice note. We loved every second of our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly paradise! Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

LGI is truly paradise! This was my second stay in Bonefish Bungalow and I am already looking forward to returning again! If you’re looking to get away and relax this is the place. The house is beautiful and well maintained. It is fully furnished with everything you need. Everyone I encountered from the rental agency, marina, water taxi and concierge was friendly and helpful! Even other beach goers/locals.

I saw dolphins from the porch every day! The gulf view and sunsets from the deck are one of a kind. Even watching a thunderstorm roll in is a beautiful experience. The beach is clean and for the most part deserted. I think I saw maybe 20 people on it at one time and that was near sunset. I can’t say enough about the gorgeous sunsets from the deck/beach!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home is clean, well stocked, and the staff is very helpful. The view is absolutely gorgeous, we hope to return sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Ft Myers or Sarasota


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £126.22
Pet Fee £76.5
Refundable Damage Deposit £306

At least two members of any group must be age 25 or older; sorry but we cannot rent to college students during Spring Break. Holiday surcharges are applied for reservations for Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Christmas/New Years timeframes. Guests responsible for mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pets permitted with $100 pet fee per pet applied. 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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