FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL

Susan Mansfield

Advertiser since 2006
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Susan Mansfield

Advertiser since 2006
Speaks english
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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Boca Grande House Rental Photos and Description

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, close to both the Sarasota and Fort Myers' airports, 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, 42-inch flat screen and Weber grill. People have come from 32 U.S. states, 7 countries and 28 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
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Susan Mansfield (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks english

About Susan Mansfield

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

Why Susan Mansfield chose Boca Grande

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 54 traveler reviews

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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
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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
Jackson, MS
5

Charming vacation house!!!

  • 5 of 5
WE loved staying in this charming beach cottage during out trip to Boca. It was clean, comfortable and very well-maintained. WE will definitely be back and will rent this house again. IT exceeded our expectations.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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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
Indianapolis, IN
5

What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I loved, loved, loved Susan’s house! This was our first visit to Boca Grande and we fell in love with the Historic District. We couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else! We wanted to walk to town and the restaurants and shops. We wanted to walk to the beach. We rode bikes on the trail. We drove the golf cart from one end of the island to the other. No need for a car! The location was everything we wanted it to be.
The house is unbelievably charming. The house is decorated exactly as you would imagine that a cottage should be. It was immaculate and was appointed with everything that you could possibly need. We spent a lot of time on the front porch and out back in the screened-in pool area We enjoyed both cooking in and going out for dinner at the great Boca Grande restaurants.
We spent a day with a local realtor. We saw property all over the island. The Historic District is where it’s at! There is a possibility that we might become neighbors. It is a little piece of heaven.
Thanks to Susan for making our vacation a wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
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Boca Grande Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Ft Lauderdale, FL
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5
Myself and three friends traveled from the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area and the Midwest to share this lovely cottage for a girls getaway-50th birthday weekend in August. Each of us has traveled extensively, a couple have even seen the world over! We work in the hospitality industry and have extremely high standards - needless to say, we are picky when it comes to our lodging and amenities and we prefer to rent homes rather than stay in hotels. I can happily report that this charming cottage did not disappoint us, it exceeded our expectations in every way. The furnishings are comfortable, good quality and provide a great sense of place. The artwork is so unique, everywhere we turned there was a special piece that fit the house and the atmosphere of Boca Grande just right. The kitchen is well stocked with everything we needed and more and the screened-in patio/pool was perfect for after-dinner lounging and star gazing. The location is just a few blocks from the beach and the village of Boca Grande, where you will find shops and dining, it is a stones throw from the front door - take off on foot or hop on the golf cart, it's easy and that's what vacation should be! The owner was helpful and accommodating - I would love to keep this gem to myself, because it's almost too good to be true but, I won't - stay here, you will have a wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • 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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,850 Per week

Boca Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pre-Holiday
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
January
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
High Season
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
May/June/July
May 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
Value Season
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%
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Discounts for multiple weeks.

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