|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Breath taking views of Gasparilla Sound. 1200 square foot living area, newly built home. Creatively decorated very comfortable. All the conveniences of home yet surrounded by the pristine natural elements of a remote island community. Spacious kitchen, dining and living room, cathedral ceilings, french doors open to a 450 square foot screened front porch with ceiling fans outdoor lighting and music. FREE Wi-Fi
Steps away from the dock on the bay, and a short walk to the beach.
Private dock and boardwalk.
Master bedroom has king-size bed with adjoining bath, TV/Satellite Second bedroom with queen bed, third bedroom with set of twin beds, TV/Satellite.
Pack-n-Play, high chair, futons. GREAT WATER - Fresh water, safe to drink.
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Keywords: Family Home
Mike is born and raised in Florida, Duffy was transplanted at an early age and has 'sand between her toes'. Both of us have loved and enjoyed the Florida coastal waters all of our lives, whether it is fishing, scuba diving, boating, or relaxing on the beach, we truly love the coastal life together along with our children and grandchildren. We have long time friends that fished this area and built and/or bought their own homes here, so when we were invited 20 years ago it was love at first sight. We bought this little piece of salty land 15 years ago, we designed it our selves and a local custom home builder built it 5 years ago. We put many hours of our own sweat & tears into completing our dream ... our island home retreat. This is the only home we have on the island. We do not own or manage any other homes. We hope to retire here some day, in the meantime, we are very happy to share our little slice of paradise with guests who also favor the coastal waters of Florida.
Duffy purchased this house in 2004
We find the most unique benefit of our house is the location on the island. We have a phenomenal view of the Bay, magnificent sunrises over the water. We have a private dock and fish cleaning station for boating and fishing, then we have the luxury of the beach only steps away from the house. We have the best of both worlds!
This was one of the most amazing vacations I've ever had-- traveling by boat to a beautiful island, a shell-filled, picturesque beach just a hop down the path, and an amazing house to top it all off made this trip absolutely perfect. The house was not only clean and cute, the owners have thought of EVERYTHING you could possible need, especially if you have children. This is the most family friendly vacation ever, and it made things that much more enjoyable. There is a pack-and-play for babies, plenty of children's movies to choose from, a toy chest, a high chair, and the best part was the screened in porch for the little ones to play on safely and independently.
The kitchen was another part of the house that wowed me-- again, it had everything I could have possibly thought of, it was like cooking in my own home. I have to say, tho, that by far my favorite amenity was the outdoor shower. It is a huge, secluded, warm water shower that is perfect for hosing down all the kids after the beach, or for a late night romantic rendezvous.
Aside from the house, this island was amazing. The water is warm, the beach is filled with shells, and you can watch the sun set into the ocean every evening. There are turtles, cute little lizards, dolphins, manatees, fiddler crabs; and if you rent yourself a golf cart you can cruise all over the island in search of these critters. The house also has a private dock with a dock light for fishing at night. My husband and I caught at least ten or twelve ocean trout, and kept two for grilling.
I could not have had a better vacation, and it is in large part due to the thoughtfulness and care the owners have put into this home. If you want a stress-free, wonderful vacation for the whole family, this is where you want to be.
I was looking for a relaxing, easy vacation and that's exactly what I got! I've spent a lot of time on Little Gasparrila Island and stayed in many locations but this is by far my favorite. From the time I arrived I realized I was in the perfect place. We pulled our boat up to the dock, walked up the boardwalk and realized it went all the way to the deck of the house. No dirty feet!(there is also an outside shower, just in case you leave the deck and go on an adventure) The deck leads to the stairs that take you to a relaxing front porch with a cozy couch that was perfect for reading my book on lazy afternoons. In the house is everything you need to have a great stay. The kitchen has every convenience of home, the rooms are ready for sweet dreaming and the family room had plenty of room for everyone to enjoy a movie. I was also very glad to know we had internet service, I would've have gone through Netflix withdrawal ! Did I mention this place is clean? I grew up with a mother that is a stickler for a neat home and she would have been very happy here. I also loved that this house sits in the middle of the island where it is a little more narrow . This means the walk to the beach is only about 2 minutes and the bay is right out your back door. I am so glad we found this gem of Little Gasparilla. See you next summer!
I decided to surprise my family with going to little Gasparilla island to celebrate my dear wife's B-day. After our taxi boat ride we realized it had been the best decision for a trip of this sort. The closest thing to perfection, we finally had the cake and were able to eat it as well. We fished, went to the beach, hiked the beach trails and most of all when we wanted. We relaxed in such a beautiful house and we did not miss anything, all was set up nicely by Duffy and we had a real relaxing time, no pressure, fun and a beautiful house. Wish we could go more times a year. I recommend this highly and don't worry about not having fun relaxation but most of all freedom and happiness while there.....SUNRISE.....TO DIE FOR!!!!
What a hidden treasure. The island home is a wonderful way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and slow down and enjoy yourself. Hanging out on the porch with a cup of coffee while the sun comes up or walking down to the beach to collect shells while the waves lap at your feet are just two of the relaxing activities that we enjoyed. The sunsets on the beach were spectacular every night. The home is beautiful and worked out perfectly for our family. We would love to return for another vacation.
This was my 4th visit to Gasperilla Island. I always love coming to stay, it is so beautiful. I brought family along and they didn't want to leave. We love the miles of beaches, the marine life and different animals on the island. The house has everything we need. Always love our visit with Duffy and Mike. They make us feel at home away from home. I hope to bring my sister to enjoy the beauty.
This is my 4th. visit to Gasperilla Island. I shared this adventure with my daughter, her husband and 4 grandchildren ages 15 to 22. It is always good to visit with Duffy and Mike and their fun neighbors. The house is comfortable, spacious and clean. We enjoyed Christmas Eve service at the little church. The beach is fabulous and the kids loved fishing. We love the quiet awesome beauty. We hope to enjoy this getaway again and again.
Little Gasparilla Island is a private barrier island. There is not a bridge connecting it to the mainland. Our private secluded island is located between Boca Grande and Palm Island. The surrounding islands have additional amenities and attractions which can be reached by boat.
Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 15 2014 - Aug 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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