Lisa Driscoll

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Lisa Driscoll

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SUPERB HIDDEN ROMANTIC GET-A-WAY

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom 2 bath on the bay with private dock

Little Gasparilla Island is a wonderful hidden paradise off the beaten path accessible only by private boat or water taxi. There are no bridges or formal paved roads on the island, just charming romantic sand paths where the local residents travel by foot or by golf cart. Little Gasparilla Island is one of the barrier islands along Florida's southeast coast located just north of Boca Grande and about 20 miles north of Sanibel Island off Ft. Myers. It is less than 40 miles south of Sarasota. There are over 7 miles of pristine beach accessible along the Gulf of Mexico available for your pleasure, starting just a few hundred feet from the house. This provides wonderful romantic getaway walks for many couples and endless shelling opportunities for others.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lisa Driscoll (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Lisa Driscoll

I was born, raised and educated in Florida but I've traveled the world extensively. My dream home is on Little Gasparilla Island and I want to share this dream with others.

Lisa Driscoll purchased this house in 2000

Why Lisa Driscoll chose Little Gasparilla Island

It's easily one of the most charming places I've ever been and I want to share this with others by renting it to like minded people. I have traveled the world extensively but I find Little Gasparilla Island to be one of the best places I've ever been to. I continue to cherish it as I would an old friend. My renters thus far seem to agree.

What makes this house unique

The location is incredible and for real estate that is what it is usually all about. The property is on the Bay for safety but only a few yards from the beautiful Gulf. Fantastic fishing abounds here as does the beautiful white Gulf sands. Boca Grande, Sarasota, Ft. Myers

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at Jena se qua Kismet but it was not the incredible fishing or superb beautiful beaches or the boating to exotic nearby locations that we enjoyed...Because it rained 6 out of the 7 days we were there!!! Yet, it was nevertheless wonderful and relaxing with our whole family due to the Giant HD Flat screen in the living room, (and a TV in every bedroom), that saved us!!! We overdosed on CD's, Movies and Shows to our hearts content. We cooked too much in the fully equipped modern kitchen - but that we wrote off as a side effect to the rain. Our family laughed together and ate together and enjoyed each other as never before! Thank you Jena se qua!
Jul 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Boise, Idaho, USA
5

Incredbible value in Paradise waits...

  • 5 of 5
I have seldom done a review but I feel compelled this time to pass on the good word to others that might be struggling with their decision to rent an unknown property for the first time far from home. Jena se qua kismet on Little Gasparilla Island, a thin, beautiful, barrier island is everything as advertised and more…! You can’t go wrong.
The Owner was fantastic and eager to help at every turn. She was very responsive to every question we had as well as very knowledgeable about the area. I feel that I’ve made a lifelong friend.
We found the home very clean, well-organized and functionally complete with TV, Music, a fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, pots & pans, etc.
The fire pit off the dock/deck with its comfortable lounge chairs was a big hit for our entire family and we dined every night at the end of the dock in the picnic table provided for us there.
My husband loved the fish cleaning table and we caught fish every day in the bountiful waters.
The home was charming and fully lived up to its name as a “Romantic Get-a-way.”
If we had to do it over again we would have rented a golf cart to tour the entire island, but this is not needed to make the short walk across to white sandy beach on the Gulf side.
The only issues we had which were minor and quickly taken care of by the owner during our stay, were that the snook lights were not working at the end of the dock, and the air in the tires for the boat dock-to-cottage baggage cart were too soft to use at arrival time, but the owner had new tires on for our departure. We love Jena se qua kismet and for sure…
We will be back!!!
Troy & Edith
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Philadelphia, PA
5

Little Gasparilla Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Spent a "Girl's Weekend" on Little Gasparilla Island. It was so quiet and casual...very relaxing! We had dinner out on the dock at sunset....coffee on the front porch at sun-up listening to the birds sing and sounds of nature. The sunsets on the beach were absolutely spectacular....we took wine and cheese and watched the sun go down. I can't wait to go back this year!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Mt. Airy, NC, USA
5

Post Holiday Stress Release

  • 5 of 5
“If you’re looking for a place to escape to that has class, charm, quietude, great weather and makes you feel like royalty, then come to, “Jena se qua kismet.” A place that’s unique yet somehow you know it’s meant for you!
It was so wonderful! I’m not sure I can express what it did for my soul or for my total psyche, but it worked, and I recommend it for everyone!
Little Gasparilla is a small island, a sliver of sand really, between the great Gulf and a sublimely protected flat water bay teaming with all manner of sea life. (A sportsman’s paradise.) There is less than 500 yards that separate the two waters. Little Gasparilla Island is a unique private community of beautiful get-a-way homes quaintly built upon white tropical sands where streets are really just sand paths for eager exploring feet and a few golf carts.
I walked around the island every day barefoot and carefree, and marveled at the variety of shells along the beach, the incredible views, the playful dolphins, the manatees, the diversity of birds, the warm touch of the sun and wind upon my face, and that oh so good feeling of sand between your toes.
I had my boat with me, but landed Snook and Redfish off the end of the dock. I ventured down to the town of Boca Grande for dinner one night, an easy cruise of only a few miles, and had a few drinks at the famous bar & restaurant on Cabbage Key, but mostly I stayed at “Jena se qua kismet,” and enjoyed its many charms. Dinners on the table at the end of the dock, campfires on the lower expanded dock/deck area, movies on the wide screen TV’s, and of course backgammon with wine on the Gulf beach every afternoon. – I’ll be back! Thank you, “Jena se qua kismet.”
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Minot, ND
5

Best vacation I've had to date!!

Best vacation I've had to date!!
  • 5 of 5
This place was just what I needed. On an island that is very quiet and a bit isolated. I wanted to sit around and vegetate for a week and that's what I did. Having a boat would be a good idea but not necessary. Really it's good for just about anyone looking to relax!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad our military men got some R&R. The cleaning crew loved how neat and clean you left the place.
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

a little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5
This place lived up to it's description and then some. The fishing off the dock was amazing. The house was so comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. The beach was a quick walk away and fishing off your own dock was great. The only thing I would add would be a couple of life jackets and a kayak or something to paddle around the bay in. Overall it was a wonderful time and I hope we will be back soon.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: A kayak and/or canoe will be there on your next visit. We welcome your return.
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Bradenton,FL
5

"A Gem "

"A Gem "
  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful vacation spot! Very relaxing and beautiful setting. Loved swinging on the front porch swing and drinking my morning coffee looking out at the beautiful water.
Very roomy and comfortable. Kitchen was wonderful to cook in and had every thing I needed to prepare wonderful meals.
Felt like I was at my own cozy home with all the comforts.
We will be back to this Gem to spend more time whenever possible!!
My partner said to be sure and add it is also nestled in the best fishing spot on the west coast of Florida !!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ft. Myers or Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many on nearby islands and the mainland
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Eldred's Marina with Dock to Dock service
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boca Grande
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
State Road 776 and I75
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Bay and many others
Nearest Ski
Waterskiing bring your own boat
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Little Gasparilla Island
Car: recommended

Marina's available by boat on mainland and other islands nearby as are many restaurants including nearby Boca Grande. Cayo Costa State Park and Don Pedro State Park are nearby significant attractions.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $151 Per night

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$151
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$176
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$4,515
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Little Gasparilla Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Full bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 Twins
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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