|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Newer and modern surf/nautical theme 'Key West style' cottage, less than two minute walk to dock shared exclusively by owners/renters and to 7 miles of pristine secluded beach accessible by private boat or water taxi (5 min. ride). An island with no cars, commercial businesses or paved roads. Just enjoy beautiful sunrise/sunsets, shelling, world class fishing, boating, nature walks, swimming, snorkeling, or simply relax! Golf cart rentals are available on the island, or just walk throughout the many winding sand paths. You can enjoy watching the dolphins, manatees, birds, and nesting sea turtles.
Indoor Amenities: Newer home nicely decorated with comfy seating for eight when you are dining or watching TV. Kitchen is fully equipped. It has new stainless steel appliances, reverse osmosis water filter, blender, coffee maker, toaster & All the necessary gadgets. Napkins, spices, sugar, condiments, towels (incl. beach towels), linens, toilet paper, laundry & dishwasher detergent are included. Separate laundry room. Tile throughout the house. 55' LED TV, Satellite TV, DVD, stereo w/surround sound in family room. Satellite TV/DVD/VCR also in master bedroom. Movies, puzzles & games for all ages. A/C and fans in all rooms.
Tired after a day at the beach or fishing ... relax and enjoy this cozy retreat!!!
You will find everything you need. Just bring your food, drinks, and a bathing suit!
Outdoor Amenities: Outdoor lanai has 2 hammocks, 4 Adirondack chairs, mosaic table w/4 chairs, and outdoor speakers. Picnic table (seats 8) is located downstairs. Outdoor shower. Also available for your use 2 kayaks/life vests, 4 beach chairs, beach umbrella, masks & snorkels, coolers. **Private dock with fish cleaning table** is available.
Walk to the white sand beach or through the nature trails, go fishing, start a shell collection, watch the dolphins, manatees . . . simply Enjoy Nature! Go to the dock and drink a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. Later join the island tradition of watching the spectacular sunset, sipping a frozen Margarita!
Lots of excellent restaurants (some accessible by boat), golf courses, and shopping on the mainland. Information on these available upon request.
Water taxi & rental details: Park your car at Eldred's Marina (941) 697-1431 & get the water taxi or your boat to the island.
Water taxi: Pirates Water Taxi - Captain Emmett Shane (941) 697-5777. LGI Golf Cart Rental: (941) 697-3820
Boat rental & fishing charters - contact Gasparilla Marina (941) 697-2280.
*Address and directions available upon request.
What a wonderful experience.
We were so delighted to find the house exactly as pictured with it's tiki decor and beautiful kitchen. The house was sparkling clean and bright. We shelled, we surfed, we swam and had a wonderful New Year's Eve on the beach. I would highly recommend this island experience for anyone with children. Safe, quiet and the beach is wonderful !
We saw dolphins from the beach and collected more shells than we could take home with us. This would also be an excellent choice for couples looking for a romantic and stress free environment. Long walks, beautiful sunsets...just a great great place...we will be back !
We had a great stay on the island. The house was awesome and location was great. Edgar was very accommodating. Emmit from Pirates Water Taxi was great to work with too. Very relaxing trip, great weather and the beach never got old. We definitely plan on returning.
Our stay at this home was excellent. Our family of six had a wonderful time exploring the island and just relaxing. The home had everything we needed from a well supplied kitchen to enough towels for all of us. We really enjoyed laying in the hammocks with a good book or taking the short walk to the beach to look for shark teeth. Edgar was easy to work with and took care of any need we had. Thank you so much and we look forward to our next visit.
The description of the house is spot on. You get what you've read. Edgar and Lourdes have thought of everything to include in their overview. Even after reading about the amenities, we were still surprised by the stock!
We had a wonderfully relaxing stay on LGI and we highly recommend it as a real getaway to enjoy Florida without the crowds of the mainland beaches. The house is very clean and comfortable. The hammocks on the screened-in porch were a hit with our family. The weather was cooler than normal, but we got in some great beach time-- the shelling is fabulous and we brought a kite to enjoy the windy weather. We also took the canoe out a couple of times and saw dolphins just a few feet away from us.
The only drawback on the house (from my husband's point of view ;)) was the lack of wi-fi. But, without it, I think we had a more relaxing vacation. The house has satellite TV and a whole range of movies, plus kids games, etc. Even though it was cold, we spent most of the time outside and there was never a dull moment. We came home truly refreshed and looking forward to going back again. We highly recommend LGI and Edgar and Lourdes' getaway!
We loved our stay at LGI, the owners have really made this house the perfect vacation home, the decorations (inside and out) are fantastic and we loved the location, close to the dock for our boat and the great views and the walk to the beach was close as well. Everyone slept very comfortably and really enjoyed the great kitchen...so fully stocked with all the pans etc we needed for our group of 8. My 4 year old son and 12 year old nephew called this vacation the best ever and loved lying in the hammocks! We enjoyed riding bikes around the island and make sure to rent a golf cart, its a great and fun way to get around and see the Island:) Thanks for a perfect house and a great getaway!
Little Gasparilla Island is a wonderful family getaway, completely safe for children. Located on the southwest coast of Florida, just north of Boca Grande, a quaint and elegant sea town, where you'll find shops & restaurants. It is about 1 hr. north of Fort Myers, 45 mins. south of Sarasota, and 1 1/2 hr. south of Tampa. It is known for its world class fishing for tarpon/snook and wonderful shelling. Golf carts are available for rent at the island so you can explore the miles of nature trails. If you do not own a boat, a water taxi is available for transportation to/from the mainland & for private tours. Boat rentals and charter fishing trips are also available on the mainland marinas.
Other Activities: skimboarding
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 3 - Dec 20
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
*DISREGARD RATES ABOVE* The following rental rates do apply: For 7 days/ 6 nights $1279. For 3 days / 2 nights $529
Each additional night $225
**12% sales tax included**
Cleaning fee $125
Refundable security deposit $500
Special rates from 9/3 thru 12/20. Except Thanksgiving. Inquire for rates.
Certified bank check, Paypal or wire. Credit cards not accepted.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.