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'Calypso' Little Gasparilla Island-Quaint Barrier Island Home

Paris Dickey

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Paris Dickey

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015
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'Calypso' Little Gasparilla Island-Quaint Barrier Island Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Photos and Description

Quaint Island Home - Smoke and Pet Free

Little Gasparilla Island is a bridgeless barrier island with seven miles of secluded sandy beach, located off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Park at Eldred's Marina and jump on the 'water taxi' for a 10 minute ride to our dock. Walk 3 minutes down the lane and you'll find 'Calypso', hidden amongst the Florida Palms. It is perfectly positioned on a private lot, a 2 minute walk from the white sandy beach of the Florida Gulf.

Enjoy the seclusion of our home and a stillness not found on the mainland. Spend hours of quiet with a good book on our large screened porch, overlooking the lush palm gardens. Fully equipped, modern, well-lit kitchen with every gadget you'll ever need to pull off a great meal.

Wi-fi, (2 GB maximum per weekly rental)

Direct TV, 32' Flat screen, DVD,VHS

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paris Dickey (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

About Paris Dickey

In 1999, we migrated to Atlanta from upstate New York, seeking warm weather and sunshine. In February of 2013, we decided to begin looking at real estate in West Florida, and Voila! What can I say, miracles happen fast.

Paris Dickey purchased this house in 2013

Why Paris Dickey chose Little Gasparilla Island

In search of yet a 'warmer climate', we stumbled upon a barrier island we now fondly refer to as 'Little G'. Back home in Atlanta, we were tirelessly searching for a studio to quench our creative thirst. One spin on a golf cart around this sandy island, we were convinced we had found the best of all creative spaces, with lush natural beauty and solace from which to draw inspiration.

What makes this house unique

It's hip, immaculate and modern with a killer porch, only 175 steps to the beach. I've counted them myself.

Take your paints to the beach, photograph the sunrise, pull out your yoga mat or journal the rhythms of the Island tortoise.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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'Calypso' Little Gasparilla Island-Quaint Barrier Island Home
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. As other reviewers have stated, Mary Lou met us at the dock to help us load up the golf cart and take our belongings to The Calypso. The cottage is charming, immaculate and was everything we could want. As it is steps from the beach, it was easy to go back and forth. We spent hours walking the beach, watching sunsets and just enjoying the surroundings and enjoying the screened porch. The kitchen is stocked with an array of spices, coconut oil, etc. We had been advised to take fewer clothes, but next time we will pare down even more. We planned meals for our two week stay and did quite well. We took wheeled coolers and reusable grocery bags. We traveled with another couple, and our husbands made the trip back to the mainland a couple of times. My friend and I never left the island! This is a wonderful place for unwinding. Old Florida. Unpretentious. Friendly. You will love your stay here!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
5

Beautiful Calypso Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The whole process was very smooth. Paris was a huge help in us getting ready for our adventure and ensuring we knew all the was required to get to the little island getaway.

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Calypso beach house on Little Gasparilla Island. The island itself was amazing, just what we needed and were looking for. The beach house is so pretty and has everything you could possibly need. It was cozy and had a great view to the ocean. The kids loved the outdoor shower. Little Gasparilla has a wonderful beach and we collected many shells and sharks teeth.

Mary Lou is a thoughtful and helpful host. She came by to meet us to ensure we were checked in okay and didn't need anything. Later in the week, when she was going to the mainland, she actually went to the grocery store for us to pick up some things we needed! She also lent us her golf cart one day so that we could explore the whole island. It was great fun!

We'd love to visit this treasure again!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (2 young kids) just returned from a visit at Calypso. We couldn't have been happier with this house. The interior is clean, updated, and has everything you need without being too much. the kitchen was great, and we enjoyed meals on the screened in porch. The pantry was nicely stocked with seasonings, olive oil, vinegar, and the water filter was great; we didn't really need the bottled water we broughT and there were ice trays to make ice. The lower deck with outdoor shower and grill was also a nice option. Easy access to a beautiful beach, and plenty of paths to explore meant we eased into "doing nothing" pretty quickly. Mary Lou was incredibly friendly and easy to get along with, and Paris (property manager) was responsive to all of our pre-trip questions. Pack light, you can do laundry there, but don't forget the diapers ☺ Cause a trip to the mainland is not cheap. We feel like we have found the perfect retreat. If you want touristy stuff this is not the place, but if you're brave enough to really seek a retreat, Little Gasparilla will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Delightful honeymoon/getaway/vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife, Marti and I were looking for a warm place to spend our late honeymoon and I happened to stumble upon Little Gasparilla Island. Neither of us are 'tourist types' and we like to be more secluded where we can enjoy each other's company along with the surroundings. Our adventure began by picking dates and hopping on VRBO and looking for a place to stay. We had a few picked out and we both loved the location and décor of Calypso. Paris was extremely helpful and patient answering ALL our questions concerning the island and the rental unit. Upon our arrival, I was extremely impressed to be greeted by the owner of the property and assisted getting our belongings and groceries to our new 'home' for the next 7 days. Pictures do not do the place justice. Very well appointed and tastefully decorated. The layout of the home also well thought out. Marti and I could not have asked for a better home, a better property manager, nor a more gracious hostess. Thank you so much Paris and Marylou for making our stay a most memorable one. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Great get-away place

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at Calypso. Wonderful kitchen and great space in the house. We stayed with our two children. This home is just steps from the beach. We also loved using the grill and eating outside every night!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tampa, Florida.
5

A get away on Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy our little vacation on this property. The house was nice and clean very cozy. It was nice and peaceful place. Good for a relax time. Really love it !!!!. We are ready to go again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton
Car: not necessary

Take your paints to the beach, photograph the sunrise, pull out your yoga mat or journal the rhythms of the Island tortoise. A culture in and of itself.

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Rates & Availability

From $875 Per week

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer2015
May 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Winter 2016
Oct 31 2015 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Little Gasparilla Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , shower and toilet area private from dual sink area
    Studio Bath - toilet , with sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoke and Pet Free Environment. Home has Full House surge protection. Homeowners will consider golf cart rental for long term guest stay.

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