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Rob Francis

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Rob Francis

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2015
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Paradise..... Found!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Photos and Description

Three Beautiful Island Homes Available At Havana Harbor

The Bay Street Bungalow has been a staple on Little Gasparilla Island for several years. Recently, we've transitioned ownership and have now paired with a new, simply gorgeous property - and equally magical experience - at Havana Harbor.

Havana Harbor features three unique homes located a stones throw away from where the Bay Street Bungalow once rested. With three properties to choose from - Havana Harbor 1, Havana Harbor 2, and Havana Harbor's B&B - you simply cannot go wrong with your choice.

These homes work well for beach-lovers and fishermen alike! Sit on our deck and listen to the sea breeze ruffle through the lush, green mangroves! These homes (one 2br/1ba, one 3br/2b, and the ultimate experience - a full B&B 3/2) are all fully-furnished and perfectly priced for your memorable vacation on Little Gasparilla Island.

Come see what makes this island so special! Traverse sandy roads through palm trees on your way to your getaway – no crowds, no cars, no paved roads necessary. The only sounds you'll hear on our little slice of island paradise are the sounds of pelicans, seagulls, sea breeze, and surf.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rob Francis (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2015

About Rob Francis

For the last 17 years, I have been an active citizen in everything to do with Little Gasparilla Island. Community involvement, leading fishing charters, and serving as host to the beautiful homes that make up Havana Harbor are just some of the ways I enjoy spending time here on what I like to call "Paradise Island."

Rob Francis purchased this house in 2013

Why Rob Francis chose Little Gasparilla Island

The intimacy of the property and wonderful neighbors surrounding me are two of the reasons main reasons why I decided to purchase the property. Between the ocean views and the intimacy of the two homes hidden among the lush mangroves, I simply could not say no to owning this property. Add to it my passion for boating and fishing and it became the perfect place to call "home."

What makes this house unique

Whether you book your visit at Havana Harbor 1, 2, or at our B&B, you simply will not get more bang for your buck. Between the picturesque scenery, clean, lush amenities, and my experience as a resident on the island, you simply can't go wrong staying with us.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Paradise..... Found!
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Haines City, Fl
4

Bay Street

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic cottage on a fantastic island. All you need to do is show up here, the bungalow is well stock and the golf cart is a plus. Whenever I return, this is where I will stay. Dealing with the owner was a breeze, I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Bay Street Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay is the bungalow. It was lovely and exceeded expectations! Look forward to returning. Appreciate all the good info and communication that made getting there & back go smoothly.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rotonda West
5

Returned to Bay St. Island Bungalow for 2nd Annual Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spent 10 days at this wonderful, comfortable and clean island home. Like last year, the home was well stocked with all the necessities for a long or short stay. Although we only live ten minutes drive from the island, it seems much further away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Next time we won't wait a year to visit and just go for a long weekend . Thank you Robert for everything and your hospitality. Love the outdoor shower.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This husband and wife treat our home with the highest level of respect. Don is always asking about ways to help with little projects and his wife cleans and organizes better than any of us. They rented from us the last two years and I think they will continue to be at the top of our regular rentes list. Come see for yourself what LGI is all about.
Tampa Bay
5

Great Getaway Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We love Little Gasparilla Island and this trip was no exception. The owners and neighbors were very accommodating and flexible (even extending our stay), the house is perfect, stocked with essentials and has easy access to both the beach and dock. The golf cart rental is a must! This is the perfect rental for anyone looking to enjoy the fishing, boating and beaches of Little Gasparilla Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley did a very nice job capturing the essence of LGI and our Bay Street neighborhood. The flexibility she speaks about is our aim. If you were to choose to stay in our home, our goal would be the same. It is true the use of our golf cart is a plus and most of our guest take advantage of this option. Exploring the island on a golf cart is part of the culture on Gasparilla and it's very handy for trips to the beach or dock with your stuff. Come check out the shade on the deck, it's nice.
3

Nice and affordable.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house was "nice." It was pretty much as we expected. The island is beautiful and would be great if the weather was warm. The week we stayed was very cool and windy. We spent the majority of our time in the house and it was a bit cramped for 5 of us. Of course, we didn't expect to spend much time in the house, but due to the weather, we did. We were very thankful the house had cable tv. The shower is very small (short) and would be difficult to navigate for a taller person. The only complaint we have, is with the communication with the homeowner. It took quite a bit of time to hear back from them via email. Also, they said they would call with more info and never did. We did indeed receive a couple calls during our stay to verify that we would leave payment. If we ever return to Little Gasparilla, we will probably choose a different rental based on the size of the home and the lack of communication.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our house is best suited for 4 people if you are planning to stay much longer than a long weekend. The inside shower is a bit small and only gets used by a small percentage of guest when the weather is freezing so it would be uncomfortable to to use the very spacious and spirit freeing outside shower. It's also a challenge for the very modest because while you're in the shower it's easy to see the outside world and gives the illusion that the outside can see you. That is not the case, but it may be why most people enjoy using it. As I said it is liberating and makes me feel closer to nature. Most of the homes on the island have outside showers and it was our first addition when we bought the house. We do our best to be responsive to inquiries and and while booking guests, all the way through the completion of your stay. As with most situations in life there will be those times when other parts of life may interfere and reviewing this particular bookings timing we were in the process of rearranging our responsibilities among the partners in the house and didn't meet Mary's expectations. That also was early in our effort to market the house more aggressively and business was picking up very quickly. We believe we have addressed those few issues and have our system running pretty smooth now. We are certainly staying busy, it's getting difficult to book time for ourselves. Thank you to VRBO for working so well. If you're coming for a longer stay with a larger crew you may want to consider, as this guest intends, to look at other options and spend the extra money so you can spread out. But we feel like we have the house very fairly priced and it is ideal for the budget minded family or two couples, and also for guys or girls getaway. Look closely at all of our descriptions and pictures and if you ever have any questions, just give one of us a call. Come see what The Bay Street Bungalow has to offer and I'll bet it exceeds your expectations. Thank you for considering us. Jamie, Tom & Robert.
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location for our trip. Owner was extremely helpful and flexible about our stay.

Loved the availability of a golf cart for rent.

If your looking for casual and easy. This is it.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce is complimentary of our ability and willingness to be responsive and flexible which we appreciate because that our aim. The house is our home away from home and the golf cart are our personal transportation when we are able to go to the island. Little Gasparilla is our community and Bay Street is our neighborhood, the couple who assist our guest are our neighbors, so we take tremendous pride in the process of inviting new friends into our environment. We view this as a partnership between potential guest and ourselves. Our goal is to assist as best we can, and think of it as if we were inviting someone into our own home. When our plan comes together, as it did for Bruce and his family and the great majority of our guest, you should feel like you're using a friends house for a short time, make yourself at home, meet the neighbors, immerse yourself in the laid back island/beach community that is Little Gasparilla Island, (LGI). Come see for yourself, we will do our best to make it a win-win experience.

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Scenic boat tours & fishing charters available near by;

Miles of private beache, shelling, walking, surf, fish, and sun worship;

World class sunsets, photo opportunity, create vacation treasure;

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Housecleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Little Gasparilla Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Captain's Quarters - 1 king
    Crew's Quarters - 1 queen
  • (1) Air mattress also available
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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