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ISLAND HOUSE RETREAT- FREE WI-FI PRIVATE DOCK

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Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Owner
Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014
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ISLAND HOUSE RETREAT- FREE WI-FI PRIVATE DOCK

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6

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

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

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!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Island House Retreat- Free Wi-Fi Private Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Provo, UT
5

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Miss Em,
We are so blessed to have families like yours stay at our island home. We are so happy to be able to share our place with people that so much appreciate and enjoy it. Your comments clearly let us know how much you liked the house and enjoyed your total experience. Thank You! And please come again soon. Mike&Duffy
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Bluefield, VA
5

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My family and I went to Gasperilla Island for the first time this summer, and it was an absolute dream. My children range from the ages of 10-19, and there was enjoyment for all. The house was very comfortable, spacious, and gave us the relaxation that we were looking for. Mike and Duffy provided us with everything we needed. The beach was only steps away, and there is something to be said for the tranquil surroundings. My family loved the sandbar, clear water, and the beautiful shells. Everyone on the island was friendly, and the private pier was fun for the kids to fish off of. This was by far the best vacation we have experienced. It was wonderful to get away from it all and enjoy the simplicity of island life with my family.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Surfside Beach, SC
5

Awesome Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
This trip was a 25th anniversary present for my husband and me. A lifelong friend came with us so we could go to the beach and my husband could fish. We had been to the island many years ago and always wanted to return. The house is everything presented and more. We were looking to get away from the tourist crowds and this was the place to go. I only wish we could have stayed longer. It is peaceful and serene and the beach is absolutely beautiful and not crowded. The sunsets are breathtaking! I hope we will be able to return at least once a year. Our thanks to Duffy and Mike!!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: PegnMike,
We are so happy and thankful to be able to share our place with couples like you. WOW! too cool, we spent our 25th anniversary there also. Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, not only for us but for others to see and help them make the right decision to choose our place to vacation. We certainly hope you guys will be able to come back SOON, maybe every anniversary! Take Care. Mike and Duff
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

This was a perfect vacation for our family!!!

  • 5 of 5
Everything is just as the pictures appear. The house was very clean. Duffy was actually leaving when we arrived so we were able to meet her and spend some time with her. There was a problem with the Wi-Fi because the tropical storm the previous week has knocked it out. She went above and beyond to try to fix this problem for us. She called and checked on us to make sure everything was ok after we had a problem with the fridge. This was by far the best vacation we have gone on. The island is marvelous. And don't worry about being stranded on an island if you forget something......she's got you covered. The house is stocked with everything you may have forgotten...
Thanks Duffy for making our family vacation so easy and memorable..Emily and Jeremy Dupuy
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Once again, the perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time my family has stayed in this beautiful home. The home itself is immaculate, not a spec of dust. All you have to do is come in, unpack and relax. It feels like home the moment you arrive and the homeowners always make you feel welcome. We've decided the outdoor shower is our favorite spot! Like being in a spa. The private dock is peaceful and a beautiful place to watch the dolphins swim by. Every morning I watched the sunrise from the kitchen table (my makeshift office while I was there!) and we walked the 2 minutes to watch the sunset on the beach every evening. It is a wonderful little community. This year we rented a golf cart and had a chance to see some of the other areas we missed last year. I couldn't recommend a change if I had to. Thanks Duffy and Mike for the perfect home once again!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robin for sharing your experience at our island home. You are so thoughtful to do this for us and I am sure it will benefit others when trying to make a decision. We are SOO fortunate to have your lovely family stay and want to come back again and again.
Take care and hello to the rest of the family! Duff & Mike
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had the best time at Duffy and Mike's island home! We can't say enough good things about this beautiful home and fantastic Island. It was my favorite summer vacation ever. Our two boys are 8 & 11 and they had a blast finding sharks teeth on the beach and catching fish in the bay. The private dock is a huge plus and the house is clean and stocked with everything to make your stay enjoyable. The owners were outstanding to deal with and had everything set up and ready as promised. I would recommend this vacation to anyone who asked.
Thanks again
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak season
Nov 15 2014 - Aug 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Little Gasparilla Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) King EXTRA pillow top with memory foam, king pillows, extra comforters, Queen size Beds (1) Foam mattress cover for extra comfort, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds mattress covers for extra comfort extra blankets and pillows, Child Beds (1) pack-n-play with pad, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed, foam mattress cover for extra comfort extra pillows and blankets comforter
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold running water. Large shell wash, custom made for easy rinsing and sorting for your shells and beach treasures.

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