|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL' and come relax and enjoy the 'ISLAND LIFE' in our waterfront home on Little Gasparilla Island. Seven miles of secluded white sand beaches on an Island with no roads, only sand paths to explore. Access is by boat only.
Our cottage is situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway - the third house in from either direction. We are on the narrow part of the Island, so the water is just steps away in either direction. Perfect for the beach lover, boater or fisherman - something for everyone in your family.
A private dock just outside your door provides convenient access to your own boat or water taxi. There are lanais on three sides of the home for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views.
I find nothing more relaxing than being near the water, and my home and vacation cottages are all just steps away. Just retired after 31 years in education, I am looking forward to more time in 'Paradise'!
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004
About ten years ago we heard of a 'Little Island' that was accessible by boat. After a little research we found it, made a trip down from NJ and purchased our first cottage the next day. In 2004 we found this cottage and now have two. We have loved every minute we spend on the Island and enjoy sharing our vacation paradise with others. Many repeat guests are creating family traditions at 'Miss Patti's' cottage.
We have been coming to LGI for eight years, and "Paradise Too" has been our favorite place to stay by far! We loved being on the canal, and the walk to the beach is only a couple of minutes. You can unload right from the water taxi, which saves a number of trips in a golf cart or having to haul your things. The house has everything you need and more! After staying at so many houses on the island over the years, this house was the most equipped. My 14 year old son and his friend loved fishing from the dock and beach, and used the fish cleaning station. They caught many types of fish over the week from the canal, the bay, and the beach. Patti's neighbor Mike was super friendly and an avid fisherman like the boys. Patti is terrific to work with and always responded quickly to questions I had regarding the house. She is also the BEST owner I have worked with in all of my years on the island. We will definitely be back!
Patti’s place and the island were wonderful! This was a great vacation for our family. We brought our jet skis and this is the perfect location. The house is located in a protected canal and within just a few minutes we could be around the island to the beach side on the jet skis. If you have a boat, spending time on the sandbar between the islands is a must. Water was warm and wildlife abundant. The walk to the beach was not far, passing only 2 houses to get there. It was fun to walk the island but renting a golf cart for a couple of days would have been fun too and something to do next time. Because you can only access the island by boat, it feels very safe and keeps the crowd to a minimum. We quickly fell into beach mode, spending the morning hours at the beach, eating our main meal and napping mid-day, and out in the ocean every evening. The house functioned well, it was very clean and well kept, and the new flooring was nice. I especially enjoyed the large screened in patio area. We cooked meals such as hamburgers, steaks, seafood, spaghetti, and pork with fresh vegetables and potatoes and the kitchen did have everything we needed. Recommend packing light as there is a washer/dryer and keeping food simple. We would definitely do this again and would love to come back next summer. It was a fabulous family adventure!
If you have a boat, this home is ideally situated on a canal for easy access to the gulf and it's tributaries. The private dock was nice and just steps away to the home. The home itsel is well-maintained, charming and full of character. The booking process was quick and hassle-free. My family loves this little island and this is the home we will be back to visit! Highly recommended. 5 stars!
The island was quiet and relaxing. Loved walking the beach searching for shark teeth, found a number of them. The home was very nice, had everything we needed. Patti was very nice to work with and a neighbor, Mike was a wonderful source of information and helpful in making you feel welcomed. Pirate water taxi worked out well, dropping us off at the front of the house on the dock. Great as a quiet retreat, or, if a person wanted to schedule other activities, there are things to do. Looking forward to visiting again.
My sister and I wanted a week in the sun to get away from it all and that we did at this very sweet and charming home right on the canal. The house has a great wrap around screened in porch where we spent many hours looking out on the water, the palm trees, the flowers and the birds, enjoying our meals and drinks and just relaxing and talking. The house itself is more spacious than it looks on the web site, and well stocked even with olive oil and balsamic vinegar! Most of the time we hung out in the morning and then it was just a three minute walk to the beach, which is wide and beautiful. One day we went to Placida and had a great lunch at the Fishery. Right around the corner is a great gallery called Margaret Albritton where we shopped for hours and bought the adorable nautical placemats that Patti, the owner, has in the house. We also loved the gallery across the street. I had to leave early and after I left my sister took a day to go kayaking. Next time I'd like to go to Cabbage Key, the island which is supposed to be the basis for the famous Jimmy Buffet song. But mostly we just loved being beach bums and hanging out at the house, which is very cozy and comfortable. It was the most restful and relaxing vacation I have ever had.
My sister and I took a week to get away from it all and that we did at this very charming house with a great wrap around screened porch looking out over the canal, palm trees and beautiful flowers. The owner Patti was totally available to answer any question, the kitchen had everything we needed, including olive oil and balsamic vinegar! We just became total beach bums and loved every minute, just relaxing on the beach which was a three minute walk from the house. One day we went into Placida and had a great time at the Fishery restaurant. Then we spent hours at the nearby Margaret Albritton gallery, where we bought some of the adorable nautical placemats that Patti has in the house. We also loved the gallery across the street. But mostly we just hung out at the beach and the house, which was very cozy and comfortable, nicely decorated and appointed and more spacious than it looked on the web site. The neighbors were very friendly and the weather was perfect. I had to leave early and after I left my sister took a day to go kayaking. Next time I would like to go to Cabbage Key, the island which was the basis for the Jimmy Buffet song, and perhaps do some fishing. It was the most restful and relaxing vacation I have ever had. In addition, I have multiple chemical sensitivity and had no problems, the house is clean and odor free.
Enjoy shelling, boating & observing the natural wildlife on the Island, Children enjoy collecting fossilized sharks teeth, shells & sand dollars on the beach, The cottage location provides immediate access to the Gulf of Mexico for superior fishing year round, Fantastic sunrises & sunsets are an added bonus!, When you tire of 'paradise' - restaurants, shopping & boat charters are available nearby on the mainland, Transportation to and from the Island is provided by several water-taxi services, Golf cart rentals are available on the Island for extra exploration
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
$150-$200 per night - $600 minimum for up to 4 nights.
Plus 7% state tax and 5% tourist tax.
Longer rentals available at a discount.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.