FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL

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

Susan Mansfield

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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 unusual 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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews
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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
Williamstown, MA.
5

Fabulous family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
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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

An Idyllic Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Our stay in Boca Grande was wonderful. This home is a gem nestled in the heart of the BG historical area. It is beautifully decorated, comfortable, and felt like home as soon as we arrived. When we decided to stay home and cook the kitchen proved to be perfect for all our needs. The nearby restaurants and beach were all great places to dine, relax and soak up the sun. We love to fish the waters around our home in Vancouver Canada and were looking forward to fishing in Florida. My husband, son and I went shallow water fishing in Gasparilla Sound (just minutes away from the Marina) and experienced great fishing. On the way out we caught sight of manatee and were followed several times by dolphins. We caught some snapper, sea trout, catfish and even a small hammerhead shark. What a wonderful stay!
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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 Quiet Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
The home is exactly like the description. It is well maintained and spotless. We had our 3 adult children join us, one being from California. It was nice to kick back and relax with the whole family. Our favorite restaurant was the 3rd Street Grill, just 2 blocks away.
One of the nicest surprises was DJ from Astro Transportation. He took us back and forth to the airport. Our daughter's plane was delayed because of snow, so DJ was not able to pick her up until after midnight. He even had a glass of wine waiting for her! VERY accommodating.
We will surely keep Boca Grande and this home on our list of great vacation spots.
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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 Joyous Time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Our first visit to Boca Grande was ideal with our accommodations in this charming home in the historic district. We loved the location, on a quiet street close to town. A short walk to the Inn Bakery for some tasty donuts, The Loose Caboose for a scrumptious lunch on the patio, fish cakes from Newlins or Temptations for some fine local fish helped satisfy many of our culinary needs. Sitting by the pool in the morning for coffee was delightful and the kitchen was very well equipped for all our cooking needs. Beds were as comfortable as could be and the ceiling fans kept the rooms at an ideal temperature, as does the A.C. if one needs it. Long walks on the beach gathering shells, watching dolphins bobbing or just sitting and relaxing in the soft white sand made for memorable days. We drove off island to play some golf, which was very manageable; just fifteen minutes away. We truly enjoyed our time at this “Best Kept Secret” and hope we can return again to unwind and enjoy the laid back feeling of this very special place. As a runner, I found the compacted sand path that headed north to be ideal for my workouts. The bikes were handy and would recommend renting the golf cart!
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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
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Boca Grande Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Toronto Canada
5

A 6 star property!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This property located within walking distance of the shops and a powder white sand beach was exactly as it had been described. My first impression was of a well maintained home that was sparkling clean. Susan, the owner made sure the rental process went smoothly and that we had everything we needed when we arrived. The historic village of Boca Grande was charming and we especially enjoyed our daily breakfasts at the Third Street restaurant around the corner - their homemade cornbread and corned beef hash were excellent! It was hard to face the cold back in Canada after enjoying such glorious weather and I would happily return again.
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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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Feb 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150.00 + 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

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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • 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 9charcoal grill as well). Great cook's kitchen with gas stove, Wustof knives, all clad pots and pans.
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