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Robert Murray

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Robert Murray

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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BAY STREET ISLAND BUNGALOW

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

Overview

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Photos and Description

Have the best of both worlds - perfectly situated between the beach and the bay so that you have equal access to both!  This home works well for the fisherman, as well as the beach lover!  Sit on our deck and listen to the sea breeze ruffle through the palms!  This fully-furnished rental is perfectly priced for your Little Gasparilla vacation.  We have a two bedroom, one bathroom in addition to the outdoor shower.

Come see what makes this island so special! Sandy roads and palm trees wind your  way to your getaway – no crowds, no cars, no paved roads - the only sounds you will hear at this island paradise are the sounds of the pelicans and seagulls, the sea breezes and surf!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Robert Murray (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Robert Murray

This home is owned by partners...friends for many, many years. We live in Fort Myers and wish we could get away more often than we do to enjoy our piece of paradise. It's a favorite family and friend hangout for many and we'd love to share it with you.

Robert Murray purchased this house in 2003

Why Robert Murray chose Little Gasparilla Island

We realize there are many homes on LGI for rent, condos, beach and bay front homes, large and small. Our home is ideal for a family, one or two couples, the girls or the boys long weekend. For numbers 2 - 4 the house is very comfortable, 6 will work for shorter stays. Compared to other properties on the island, considering all our home offers, it's hard to beat our price. We are privileged to be part of the LGI community and we enjoy our ownership, but life has changed and we are not able to go as much as we once did, so sharing the experience with guest is our way of caring for the house, because a home is better with life and use. For all our house has to offer plus being pet friendly, the location, and cleanliness of the house it's just too good to pass up. The most common description by all who see and use the house is 'Cute and Comfortable'.

What makes this house unique

Our home is unique on the island and centrally located on Bay Street. The house sits on a high spot on the island half way between the bay and the beach. Cute and Comfortable is the feeling when you walk in the door. The two bedrooms have twin beds. We recognize the advantage and potential negative of this arrangement, but it offers the greatest flexibility to more renters. A family with children, a group of girls or boys get away, all can make this set up work. The house is maintained fully stocked with most of the necessities needed to experience a wonderful vacation. As comfortable as the inside is, the fully shaded deck out front is where the house really shines. Appointed with outside speakers for music, comfortable seating, and a Big Green Egg to cook on make this the favorite hangout spot. There is a large outside shower that helps complete the island experience. The beach and bay are a short walk, the hard part is deciding which way to go. Staying put in the shade on the deck is not a bad choice. Come check it out and see what has the greater pull for you.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Bay Street Island Bungalow
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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Bay Street Island Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421880vb
-+ 239-707-2272
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bay Street Island Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421880vb
-+ 239-707-2272
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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
business
Bay Street Island Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421880vb
-+ 239-707-2272
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
business
Bay Street Island Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421880vb
-+ 239-707-2272
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
business
Bay Street Island Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421880vb
-+ 239-707-2272
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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.
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Bay Street Island Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421880vb
-+ 239-707-2272
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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.

Map

Map

Fishery Restaurant
"Local charm."
Grande Tours Kayak & Paddleboard Center
"Boat Rentals"
Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant
"If you've never been to Cabbage Key, you have to find a way. Unique Old Florida. The Inn a..."
Boca Grande Pass
"World Famous Tarpon Fishing"
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Pirate Water Taxi 941-697-5777 / Eldred's Marina
Car: not necessary

Golf cart rentals for island transportation;

Boat rentals for fishing or day trip, visit waterfront establishments;

Scenic boat tours & fishing charters available near by;

Community dock# 44 for boat dockage & fishing;

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

World class sunsets, photo opportunity, create vacation treasure;

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $83 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
 
Escape The Cold
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$575
Flat fee
 
 
July 4th
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$575
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$575
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$85
$550
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Every rental party has unique circumstances. We pride ourselves in the flexibility extended to guest in our home and wish to negotiate a win-win experience. Just ask, we'll do our best. If you are booking during "Escape the Cold" months, consider the possibility you may find you really enjoy the environment and the community of friends made and end up wishing you had booked another month.
Fully Refundable Deposit Check will be deposited to hold your reservation and secure for minimal damage. Returned after cleaning. Rental Check will be deposited to clear the 3 days prior to start of stay. Deposit and rental checks should be made out to Tom Kirschner and mailed to address: Tom Kirschner, 1338 Stadler Dr. Ft. Myers, FL 33901. PLEASE INCLUDE RENTAL DATES ON THE CHECK.
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Amenities

Amenities

Little Gasparilla Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • In addition to the bathroom inside there is an outside Private Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1) Air mattress., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen sleeper sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Beach chairs, rafts, kites, coolers, umbrellas and more are available for families to use. We also have an outdoor shower which guests thoroughly enjoy. A link to additional things to do in the area. http://bit.ly/18f5ibr

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