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'Dock Envy'-private Dock w/ Secluded Cottage

Paris Dickey

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Paris Dickey

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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'Dock Envy'-private Dock w/ Secluded Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Little Gasparilla Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

This 3/2 cottage has recently been updated and will accommodate two families. The unique Crab Trap is a sleeping area for a young child. This is a great location with a stunning view of Gasparilla Sound and it's majestic sunrises. A private dock out the front door provides a perfect place to catch local fish and spy on the fascinating underwater life. Turning on the dock lights at night provides a glimpse into what could be called a snook aquarium. While being located on the bay, there is a leisure block and a half stroll to the beach. Swimming, strolling, collecting shells and sun bathing are a few of the relaxing activities available once you reach the white sandy beaches.

Upon returning to the cottage from your day at the beach, enjoy rinsing off in the refreshing outdoor shower. Then soak in the views of the dolphin jumping in the bay while relaxing on the screened in porch and realize just how blessed you are.

The full sized kitchen is ready for use with a refridgerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, coffee pot and microwave. It is also stocked with dishes and other necessary utensils.

Linens and towels are supplied for your convenience.

There is a quaint chapel located in the center part of the island, in a section called the Preserve, on the main road. Services are held every Sunday at 9:30 during the summer months and at 10:30 during the winter. These are non-denominational services offered for a time of worship and fellowship for all who visit Little Gasparilla Island.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Paris Dickey (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Paris Dickey

My wife and I (both 5th generation Floridians) have been coming here since 1975. We just love the area and the unique nature of Little Gasparilla Island. Our daughter grew up here on family vacations and now our twin grandaughters are discovering all the wonders of LGI.

Paris Dickey purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Paris Dickey chose Little Gasparilla Island

If you love to fish or desire a great view of Gasparilla Sound, this is the place. The fishing is fantastic on the private dock. At night, you can turn on the light and see what looks like your own snook aquarium. The dock also makes it easy to unload you luggage and then kick back and relax.

What makes this cottage unique

The long private dock in front of this cottage has made the neighbors jealous for years.

Fantastic views of Gasparilla Sound and breathtaking sunrises each morning are seen from the screened-in front porch.

Miles of sandy beaches are a short walk away.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 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

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

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'Dock Envy'-private Dock w/ Secluded Cottage
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews
Huntsville, Alabama
5

March 2015 Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I just returned from an awesome vacation on Little Gasparilla Island. We rented Dock Envy from March 15-21, 2015. It was a perfect place for us. We had 6 people and 3 boats. The house was perfectly situated for amazing sunrises. My friend and I did yoga nearly every morning on the deck downstairs. The dock was a great place to sit and have morning coffee and watch the dolphins or the manatees. The house had everything we needed. Little Gasparilla is a great place for people who make their own entertainment by observing nature and enjoying the unspoiled island. We are already making plans to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed Dock Envy! It truly is an amazing spot to view spectacular sunrises and watch the water-life. We look forward to having you return and enjoy this little slice of heaven on earth.
5

Relaxing and awesome retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house with an amazing view! The house is the perfect location, and the dock was great for fishing. Our son and his friend loved being out there catching many different kinds of fish. The house is well equipped with everything you need. It is only about a two minute walk to the beach and we enjoyed spending time on the porch playing cards. Many family games of Cornhole as well! The owner John was so welcoming and really made us feel at home. The last night of our stay there was a problem with the AC, and he had someone come that night to fix it. Fantastic! We would definitely rent this house again. Great people and a great house!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax and have fun as a family! Thankfully the ac issue was resolved and did not cause too much of an inconvenience for you. We look forward to hearing from you for your future island vacations. Paris Dickey Property Manager
1

Disappointing stay!

  • 1 of 5

Disappointing stay! :(..Lovely area and great location, however for the $$$ this house was very poorly stocked, not very clean and supremely uncomfortable (very worn cushions on all couches, tattered and limited towels, floors very dirty). The owners seem like lovely people, with just a bit of TLC... this prop would be great!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We will address each of these issues promptly.
Columbia, M)
5

A Welcome Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The owners, John and Cindy are very attentive, and the house was perfect! We had easily access to the beach and to the dock for some fishing. The view of the sunrises were fabulous.

When bad luck caused a water taxi problem, John volunteered to get us over from the mainland - very hospitable! Paris sent us very helpful information and timely reminders in preparation for our trip. I would certainly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Osprey, Florida USA
5

Fishing Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great fishing vacation with my wife and sons at Dock Envy. Beautiful unobstructed view of Bird Island, and a short walk to the gulfside beach. Owners are the best! Very helpful with anything and everything that we needed, including giving us a golf cart tour of the island and casting a net to catch some live bait for the boys.

Boys caught everything from 15" Mangrove Snapper to large catfish to Rays to Snook, including a monster 42" Snook that made my 14 year old's year.

The water taxi to the dock is comfortable and is a 5-minute boat ride from Eldred's Marina. Would recommend that you know how to throw a cast net for bait. There is baitfish galore and it is easily caught if you can throw a net, and the big boys like the mullet. Hold on for dear life is all I can say.

Thanks John and Cindy for a memorable week; and we'll see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Before our vacation even started, Paris was very helpful & quick to respond with any questions I had & helping us get our vacation booked at Dock Envy! This was very much appreciated & easily the smoothest booking I've ever experienced.

My family & I stayed at "Dock Envy" for a 5 day vacation. John met us at the dock & was extremely welcoming & helpful during our stay. The home & dock were perfect! The beach was awesome & the water was perfect! This is going to be our new vacation spot! We are already planning our next stay here & can't wait!!

By far the best summer vacation!!

Thank you John & Paris!! :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time on Little Gasparilla Island and "Dock Envy". Knowing that the home and dock are used for family time and much entertainment brings joy to our hearts. We look forward to hearing from you for your next island getaway!

Map

Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Waterside Grill, and Fishery Resturant
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Fishery or Waterside Bar & Grill (by boat)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Little Gasparilla Island
Car: not necessary

Little Gasparilla Island (LGI) is a bridgeless & roadless barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, between Tampa and Naples. You leave your car at one of the marinas and take a 10-15 minute boat ride to the private dock and cottage. The island is approximately 7 miles long and approximately 1/4-1/2 mile wide. LGI is the perfect place to wind down and relax. You can take leisurely strolls on the beach, or explore the interior of the island along the many sandy paths. An option is to rent a golf cart, grab a cooler and just take your Sunday drive anytime you want. What about that book you have been wanting to read or going fishing either at the end of the dock or on a boat (either yours or a rental). Guides are also available in the area.

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Rates & Availability

From $240 Per night

Little Gasparilla Island Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$1,400
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Amenities

Little Gasparilla Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) The CRAB TRAP is set up for a young child in a nook off of the hallway.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Golf carts are available for rent on the island. For more information contact 941-697-3820

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