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Lisa Driscoll

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SUPERB HIDDEN ROMANTIC GET-A-WAY

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:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Lisa Driscoll

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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

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.

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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

Superb Hidden Romantic Get-A-Way
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Superb Hidden Romantic Get-A-Way
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Philadelphia, PA
5

Little Gasparilla Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Superb Hidden Romantic Get-A-Way
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941-320-0028
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Mt. Airy, NC, USA
5

Post Holiday Stress Release

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
“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.”
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Superb Hidden Romantic Get-A-Way
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941-320-0028
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
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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!
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Superb Hidden Romantic Get-A-Way
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480651vb
941-320-0028
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

a little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Superb Hidden Romantic Get-A-Way
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480651vb
941-320-0028
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Bradenton,FL
5

"A Gem "

"A Gem "
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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 !!!!
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!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ft. Myers or Sarasota
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Eldred's Marina with Dock to Dock service
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
State Road 776 and I75
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Little Gasparilla Island
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many on nearby islands and the mainland
Nearest Ski
Waterskiing bring your own boat
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boca Grande
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rum Bay and many others
Car: not necessary

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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Availability & Rates

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Rates

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$1,050
$4,050
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 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:
  • 1755 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 Twins
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
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