FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL

Susan Mansfield

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL

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4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

No sprawling resorts or snowbird traffic jams -- just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the west coast of Florida, is less than 75 minutes from the Fort Myers' airport, an hour from the Sarasota airport and two hours from Tampa's airport. Boca Grande is a barrier island just north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands -- like Key West without the crowds. Charming house in historic district, near town and beach. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, amazing shelling on white sand beaches, seaplane, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, fresh shrimp right off the boat at Whidden's Marina, tarpon fishing and shallow water fishing. Golf courses 10 minutes from Boca Grande. Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Excellent cook's kitchen. Wifi, iPod dock, 42-inch flat screen and Weber grill. People have come from 28 U.S. states, 7 countries and 23 Florida cities/towns to stay in my home -- many of them are repeat renters or have told their friends and famiy.

My house is in a lovely neighborhood and has a lot of privacy with all the landscaping I have done (front yard landscaping not reflected in the photos). If you would like to see more photos of the house please go to Homeaway property #103237. I do my best to help each of my renters have a wonderful, stress free holiday. I have a great kitchen for cooking – gas stove, all clad pots and pans, Wustof knives, a Weber grill and a charcoal one as well for those who prefer that. I have wireless and a large flat screen television (with lots of great dvds). I can also arrange to have a friend who is a third generation fisherman in Boca Grande give you a boat tour for lunch to Useppa Island Club, http://www.useppa.com/indexb.html or Cabbage Key, http://www.cabbagekey.com. He will tell you all about the history in that part of the world and has many fascinating stories about the people he has met flying and fishing, both famous and infamous. In addition he has a seaplane which is great fun even if just to see Boca Grande from the air. For back water fishing or lighter tackle fishing, I know another terrific guide. I can also steer you to the best massage therapists on the island. I will steer you to the best restaurants, shops and places to rent sports equipment. I really take great care to make sure that you will have the best, stress free vacation of your life! Susan Mansfield 203.866.9500

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered

Susan Mansfield

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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I live in Rowayton CT and bought my house in Boca Grande in 1989. I own and run a communications firm and try to get to Boca Grande three times a year.

Susan Mansfield purchased this house in 1989

Boca Grande is a very special place. When you cross the bridge it's as though you've gone back to an earlier time when life was simpler. It's one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in the world. People come from all over the world to stay in my home, but they also come from as close by as Sarasota -- a one hour drive. I've found that many Floridians think of Boca Grande as a vacation destination -- about 1/3 of my renters are from in-state.

I work very hard to make sure my renters have a wonderful, relaxing vacation. I can arrange fishing (backwater and Tarpon), boat tours to nearby islands for swimming and lunch, book massages and let you know where to rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and provide a list of the best restaurants.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
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Boca Grande Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Clean and Charming - Welcomes You Home

  • 5 of 5
This clean, charming home has been lovingly and artfully decorated, while providing all the essentials to make it feel like home. From the well-stocked kitchen to the golf cart, every detail was considered. The owner was responsive and a pleasure to work with, making booking this home a breeze. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p103237
+1 2038669500
Boca Grande Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

A work of art!!

  • 5 of 5
The only thing better than renting the Mansfield/White house, would be to own it. Not only does it have everything you need, but lovely décor as well. Even the outdoor shower is a work of art.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p103237
+1 2038669500
Boca Grande Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

A hidden jewel with all the amentities!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our eldest grandson recently graduated from high school near Boca Grande so my
husband and I decided to make a fun vacation to celebrate the occasion. We
found the perfect beach house for our extended family to hang out and spend time together.

Among the many varied activities that our family enjoys, our grandsons love to skim board and we were just two blocks from the water.
Susan's house is perfect for relaxing, reading, playing cards and games or just
taking a nap. She provided a list of all kinds of things to do and places to go. We tried several
of the restaurants and enjoyed family dinners at home as well in the well-equipped kitchen.

The golf cart was a definite plus as were the pool, the bicycles, beach chairs and all the extras so meticulously provided.

We will definitely return to this little jewel of a property and will share this find
with friends.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p103237
+1 2038669500
Boca Grande Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Warm, welcoming and immaculate classic Boca Grande

  • 5 of 5
My wife, two young children and I have been visiting Boca Grande for several years. We keep returning because we immensely value the understated elegance, tranquility, and simplicity of a time since-passed.

As my family will attest (for better or worse), I am also a very picky traveler. This property personifies all that we value about Boca Grande, and more,and exceeded our expectations in every way. We have been frequent visitors to the Gasparilla Inn and have had the opportunity to visit many other accommodations on the island with friends and family. What a special place that embodies the classic beauty of Boca Grande.

Susan is an incredibly attentive owner who puts a tremendous amount of pride into both the property and her interactions with guests. We truly felt like a personal guest during both the rental process and throughout our stay. She checked in multiple times personally to ensure that everything was up to expectations.

As for the property itself, it's simply immaculate, as charming the flattering descriptions, very attentively maintained, and located in the historic district of town just a block away from the Gasparilla Inn, and all the restaurants and shops.

There just isn't a thing out of place, not a scuff in the paint, or a leaf of landscaping out of place. Our kids loved returning from the beach and using the pool in the back yard for several more hours at the end of the day. We appreciate classic charm, and loved the flow of the kitchen to the pool area, the cool wood floors and construction and airy comfortable feel of a historic cottage. This is very authentic and immediately makes you feel like you're on vacation.

We very highly recommend this property and its incredibly thoughtful owners to anyone who values a comfortable, high-quality vacation experience without any stress and worry. You can't beat the location, charm and attention to detail of this home. We very much look forward to our next trip, and cannot wait!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p103237
+1 2038669500
Boca Grande Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great Place to Relax-walk to downtown Boca Grande

  • 5 of 5
“My wife and I loved our stay at this cottage. It was larger than we needed, but was located so convenient to downtown Boca Grande that we were happy to rent it. And, being a 4 bedroom home, it had its own pool!

We usually have a tough time relaxing on vacation, but this place was wonderful. Since we had bicycles (included in the rate) and a golf cart, we never used our car for the entire week. Every day we enjoyed walking, riding our bikes, or driving the cart 2 blocks for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. When not dining out, we prepared our own meals [obtained fresh cooked shrimp at local grocery 3 blocks away] and dined in the bright spacious kitchen, screened front porch, or by the backyard pool. Each morning we walked, rode our bikes, or drove the golf cart 2.5 blocks to the beach, and walked up and down the soft white beaches, or cast my fishing lures into the calm blue water as my wife picked sea shells on the beach. And each evening we walked, rode our bikes, or drove our golf cart 2.5 blocks to the beach to look at the sunset.

And, during the day, we’d drive the golf cart either 5 miles north or 2 miles south and explore the island from the 7 mile cart path.

Since we now plan to visit Boca Grande more often, and hopefully stay in this cottage, we didn’t mind postponing, until our next visit, the many boating excursions and kayaking available on the island and the three golf courses just minutes from the island.

And, the TempurPedic bed in the master bedroom was another welcome surprise. That bed was so comfortable that I bought one a week after I got home!

Maybe best of all, the owner is seriously interested in making sure you have a great vacation. She gives you a comprehensive list of things to do, places to visit, restaurants to dine, etc. – and is available via cell or email to answer any questions. Great place and great hostess!”
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Boca Grande Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Williamstown, MA.
5

Fabulous family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
This was a heavenly place to stay. It was so quiet and peaceful. We loved having breakfast on the front porch and the coffee shop had the best pastries of any we've been to. The cottage is very well kept, with a great kitchen and pool area. We heated the pool while the kids were there -- it was great fun! The bikes were great as was the golf cart and beach chairs. Everything was in perfect condition. We had our daughter, son-in-law, grandson (2 yrs) and son come and visit us from NYC. They loved it and their only complaint is that it was too short a stay. We couldn't have asked for a better family cottage! Thank you so much for sharing your gem with us! Just hope we can rent it next year.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

No sprawling resorts of snowbird traffic jams, just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the West Coast of Florida, is less than 75 minutes from the Sarasota and Fort Myers airports and two hours from the Tampa airport. It is north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands. Like Key West without the crowds. Not even one traffic signal. Charming house in historic district. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, shelling on white sand beaches, sea plane, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, shrimp boat docks and tarpon fishing. Boat dockage and trailer space available.

Other Activities: shopping, seaplane

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Availability & Rates

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Boca Grande House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off-season
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Contact owner for rates.
Discounts for multiple weeks. $1850/wk (low season, August, September)-$3200/wk (high season, February, March, April); $2900/wk (mid season, May 1-June 30 and Oct. 1-Jan. 31); $2500 (July) Rentals year-round.
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Amenities

Amenities

Boca Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs bathroom has a tiled tub/shower and upstairs has a tiled shower. There is also an outdoor shower (with privacy screen) by the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Pak-n-play
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • All linens provided. Soft sheets and comfortable pillows. Downstairs bed is a Tempur-Pedic.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Kids
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Dock for iPod. Jenn-Air gas stove in kitchen. 4 adult bikes, 2 children's bikes. Heated pool with jacuzzi jets and outdoor shower, central air/heat. Outdoor Weber gas grill and charcoal grill as well. Well-equipped kitchen with gas stove, Wustof knives, all clad pots and pans.
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