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Unique and Charming Getaway: Hot Tub, Lots of Privacy, Perfect for Couples!

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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!

Named the "Coquina Roundup" after the owner's rodeo heritage, this charming treehouse combines the best of the beach lifestyle with the ambiance of a cabin in the woods. Located just a few short steps from the beach, this cottage is sits on a lushly landscaped lot with lots of privacy. Inside, the home is crafted with an attention to detail that adds to the charm and comfort. The inside of the home is finished in warm knotty pine paneling with hardwood floors. Soaring high ceilings add a sense of drama and spaciousness. A screened porch runs the full length of the house, with comfortable seating, relaxing hammock chairs and a hot tub. The porch is screened so you can see outdoors... yet you have lots of privacy!

Upstairs, a cozy loft features a dramatic antique Victorian bed, a sunny outdoor porch overlooking the pines and sea grapes plus a second bathroom for added convenience.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need to cook your favorite beach meal -- including all utensils, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and a dishwasher. There is also a gas grill if you prefer to cook outdoors.

The home is pet-friendly; small dogs are welcome. The yard is fenced. Beach chairs and an umbrella are also provided and the beach is less than a one-minute stroll down a sandy pathway. The owners also provide a 14 ft tandem kayak which is perfect for exploring the mangroves, fishing in the bay or cruising with the dolphins and manatees up the sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico.

ANSWERS TO 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 where the island concierge will meet you and help transport luggage and groceries to the house.

• All homes come with a grill. This home has a gas grill.

• 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 carts are fun to go exploring and you can rent them on the island from LGI Carts: 941-697-3820.

• 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 of $100 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 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 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 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 very personal 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
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The sleeping loft accommodates 2.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Notes:
This cottage is the perfect couple's retreat....cozy and private, close to the beach, serene and welcoming, perfect for a relaxing beach getaway. We MAY be able to accommodate one additional guest or a small child, but please be aware this home is best suited for one couple only.

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Unique and Charming Getaway: Hot Tub, Lots of Privacy, Perfect for Couples!
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Valentine's Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at your property. Everything was as stated in the description with no surprises. We rented a boat and enjoyed ourselves daily. We did not rent a golf cart and just walked the area to see and meet others. Everyone was nice. We met a thirsty turtle on our walk and gave him some water. Sure is a different world from the hustle and bustle and COLD of NY. We did miss our king bed but we adapted well nonetheless. Thank you for sharing your property.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ultimate honeymoon cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time celebrating our honeymoon in this beautiful island cottage. From the moment we stepped into the house and were welcomed with a plate of fresh chocolate strawberries to the very last day when received extra wrap packing paper to take home our mementos. Owners and agents really pay attention to every single detail to ensure perfect stay. Cottage is ideal for two people and close to the beach (walk takes less then 2 minutes), but far enough that you are wrapped in silence when spring storms rage along the shore. We brought many supplies with us, but cottage has all you need: to make a gourmet dinner, spend many fun hours on the beach, watch a good movie or stargaze. Hot tub was a great alternative during couple of colder days when swimming in the Gulf was out of the question. Island garbage pick-up makes stay even more enjoyable. We loved every minute in the cottage and on the island - will be back for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage...and especially glad that your honeymoon turned out to be a magic experience! Nothing makes us happier than to hear that the cottage lived up to your expectations!
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.14
Pet Fee £70.39
Damage Deposit £211.17

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. Small 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. Owners prefer to limit stays to no more than two weeks.

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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