BEACH FRONT COTTAGE! BALCONY SUNSETS & DOLPHIN WATCHING

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BEACH FRONT COTTAGE! BALCONY SUNSETS & DOLPHIN WATCHING

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, GULFFRONT (Sleeps 6)

WATCH 'LITTLE GASPARILA BEACH SHAK' ON YOU TUBE Beachviews from every window including both baths! This gulf front beach cottage has a balcony the width of the home.(overhanging the gulf of Mexico, fish from it or enjoy the abundant bird, sea, and beach life).Gasparilla utilities water at cottage

Many sitting areas with your choice of rocker chairs, large L shaped couch, rattan couch, rattan chase lounge and chairs, alfresco table on the lanai.

Beach level shower and toilet for convenient beach enjoyment, you will find many floats, tot toys, beach toys/blankets, skim boards, fishing poles, shell shovels and nets. When you have had enough sun but don't want to leave the beach--simply move under the cottage to the cool breezy shade provided, staying to enjoy the sounds and sights of the beach.

Rent a golf cart for fun exploration of 7 mile island. Go approx 400ft to the bayside of island and fish or net from our semi-private dock. You may also rent a boat or charter a fishing or sight seeing boat. Visit our Islands private library.

Beautiful PUBLIX grocery and bakery 1 mile from marina. Water taxi runs daily 8am-6pm make reservation.(after hours ferry avail)

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english

About The Owner

family cottage

built 1967

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Little Gasparilla Island

GULF FRONT

What makes this house unique

FISH FROM DECK

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
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Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169253vb
-(813) 902-1175 (Florida, USA)
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Long Beach, California
4

Nice and Warm!

  • 4 of 5
My family and I stayed here for only two days in August and we sure had fun gathering sea shells, exploring the island in rental golf carts and lots and lots of swimming. The cottage was just as described and has almost everything you could need for lots of family fun either inside or out. The owner is great to work with and very flexible in the number of days we could stay and answered all of my questions with great detail. We would recommend this cottage to others and tell them to stay longer than we did.
Thanks Julie!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169253vb
-(813) 902-1175 (Florida, USA)
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
North Port, Florida
5

I love this house

  • 5 of 5
There is nothing like this house!! I've been staying at the Beach Shak for a few years now and it is my favorite get away!! To wake up in the morning, have coffee on the deck and watch manatee, dolphins and a variety of fish swimming around and under the deck ... there is no better way to start a day and watching the amazing sunsets are a perfect ending to the day. It is truly a slice of paradise and I am already looking forward to my next visit. The location is so special and beautiful, it is truly amazing!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169253vb
-(813) 902-1175 (Florida, USA)
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Ridgeville, SC
5

Best Vacation Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5
I don't know what the prior reviewer was expecting, but there were no surprises and we had the best vacation ever. It was myself, my husband, another couple, my nine year old and my nineteen year old---everyone had a great time and a comfortable stay. Internet is available even though we did not use it--just call owner and she will be happy to tell you where the adapter is that plugs into your computer. The hot water heater even quit working on a Sunday and the owner called us right back and sent a repairman out as soon as possible--remember you are staying on an island only accessible by boat. The house is old, but that adds to the charm. The house was clean and it only took us maybe twenty minutes the night before to clean the downstairs bathroom area. The house does lean towards the ocean, but I can't imagine this being an issue unless you get drunk and then you might roll right out onto the porch. We loved this place and no where would you find a place where you can stand or fish off the front porch and feel like you are on a boat. This house even rocks a little if the surf picks up. If you have a good sense of adventure and you want to step back in time to "Old Florida" where the beaches are never crowded, the neighbors are always friendly, the wildlife viewing is awesome and sunsets priceless, then this is the place for you and your family too. Can't wait to do it again! I would also recommend renting a boat from Gasparilla Marina if you can swing it---we did and did not have to wait on a ferry. Don't be turned off by the last review, keep an open mind and a sense of adventure and you'll probably have the best vacation ever as well.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169253vb
-(813) 902-1175 (Florida, USA)
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Wisconsin, USA
3

Rustic beach rental

  • 3 of 5
Our family of 6 had an enjoyable stay. The house was nice, but a bit more rustic than the photos online portray. The view is beautiful out the front- all you see is water! I do admit that I am probably quite critical as a reviewer as I am a VRBO owner myself who puts a lot of time and pride in my own rental to make it nice for my guests. The location is wonderful, right on the beach. The cottage is clean and very quaint with it's sloping floors towards the water and curtained doors. The kitchen has a mismatch of dishes, glasses & pans. The bathroom is very basic and very old fashioned. Although I do realize that stuff breaks, it was kind of annoying having to take the lid of the tank off every time you flushed to push down the flapper so the toilet didn't run continuously.The second bathroom is only accessible by going outside and entering through the locked door to the bathroom on the beach level. You are expected to clean this bathroom yourself when you leave as the cleaning service fee does not cover this. There was no internet available -contrary to what the listing said. This was one of the reasons why we picked this rental and was somewhat of a problem for my college age kids who were supposed to be emailing work back to college during our stay. We were able to find some unprotected signals from other beach houses while standing out on the beach. Also- the water taxi requests a week reservation and is $10/person both ways which really adds up if you have a large family. Parking is $3/day at the Marina. Having no reservation for the taxi was almost a vacation disaster for us, after calling we were able to get to the pier quickly before the driver had another obligation. Even if we had tried to manage this better we would not have been able since we were not informed about this or anything else with adequate lead time even though the taxi service has informed the owner multiple times of that need. Little surprises like this are not what you want to encounter on a relaxing vacation. Extra expenses are much better tolerated when you know about them before you are locked in with a reservation. We did not receive any information at all from the owner regarding our stay until 3 days before departure from home, including keys - something that is quite frustrating for individuals who like to plan. When information was requested via the email on the website it was initially poorly communicated and about a rental in another city.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
business
Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169253vb
-(813) 902-1175 (Florida, USA)
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Nailed it

  • 5 of 5
Perfect
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169253vb
-(813) 902-1175 (Florida, USA)
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Coconut Grove, FL
5

The Perfect Get-Away (Repeat Renter!)

  • 5 of 5
This beach house is a rare find...if you enjoy waking up to the sound of waves lapping against your get-away home, watching the sun rise from your own deck over the water, and having nothing to worry about except how large of a sand castle you can built that day, this beach house is the perfect place for you. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay - don't bother packing anything but bathing suits! My family stayed for a week over the holidays and had such a wonderful time, we are going back again already. It's the absolutely perfect place for young kids - there is so much nature to enjoy, it will keep them busy all day long. I have rented through VRBO on several occasions, but this beach house is my absolutely favorite find to date. The owners make renting a breeze, and are always available if any questions or issues arise. I can't recommend this home enough!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
tpa
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
pirates water taxi
Car: recommended

gulf front

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Rates

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Dec 24 2014 - Dec 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,265
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,395
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
clean fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes cleaning 125
tax 12%
check-in 3pm checkout 1130am
49 insurance security deposit
cancel 60days plus 100% refund 30 days or less 0 refund

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Little Gasparilla Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 one on beach level one on living level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
child high chair
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