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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015
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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015

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 30 traveler reviews

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Island House Retreat- Free Wi-Fi Private Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 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
Plant City, Florida
5

Great Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ms. Wendy thank you so much for taking the time to write that nice review very thorough and very descriptive. What a coincidence I grew up in a similar Home environment myself ,maybe that's why I keep such a clean place now! I guess all that clean upbringing paid off. We are so thankful to have guests like you that leave our place as clean as when you found it, we hope to have your family back soon take care Mike and Duff
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Brandon fl
5

JUST BECAUSE

  • 5 of 5
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!!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mo for taking the time to write and share your experience. After reading your review, Anyone who might have had any concerns about what to do at our place on the island should be assured there is plenty to do with a family like yours with 2 young boys and your lovely wife. We hope you will be able to take your family again soon. Thanks again, duff and. Mike
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
ada, mi usa
5

Second Summer

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience for other guests to review. Sitting on the porch and watching that sunrise over the Bay is so beautiful. You guys had the right idea taking the coffee pot out to the porch. I hope the transition from 78 degrees back to the Michigan winter wasn't too bad. We hope to have you back again!
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Our dream come true vacation

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Christmas getaway with the grandkids

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your experience staying at our island home. We enjoy being able to meet and visit with you and get to know each other over the years. You are such a delight and have a wonderful family. Keep bringing those new family members every year!! God Bless! Mike and Duff

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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:
Per property
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

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Little Gasparilla Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
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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