Our townhouse has the master suite upstairs with a King size bed and private full bathroom. On the main level we have the 2nd bedroom with 2 twin trundle beds and a full bath in the adjacent hallway that can be made private by simply closing the door to the hall. The main level also has the living room with a brand new fold out double sleeper bed. The fully stocked kitchen and dining area create the 'great room' that is the main living area of the townhouse. Attached to the living area is a screened in porch that looks directly out onto the beach. Our unit is the closest rental unit to the beach in HBBC.
Below the main level is an enclosed storage area that houses the golf cart, charcoal grill, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys, 2 kayaks and many more island friendly items for your enjoyment. It is very popular to enjoy the shade that is offered under the unit to relax and wind down at the end of the day.
A very short walk to the beach is an evening ritual on the island to watch the sun set slowly into the horizon. The darkness of the island will then give way to some of the best star gazing that city dwellers will ever see. There is practically no light pollution on the island.
On a typical day walking on the 7 mile stretch of beach you may only encounter a few other people. One third of the island is a State Park so the density on the island is extremely low.
We live in Sarasota, just about 45 minute from the island. We live the hectic life and were looking for a place on the water that we could take our family, totally away from the hustle and bustle of running our family business. We spent almost every weekend on the island when our daughter was young. It was very special to us, because there were no distractions and we could simply 'be a family'. We shelled, snorkeled, boated and fished during the day and at night we played cards, boardgames or watched a movie that we had been wanting to see. It 'forced' us to be a family.
Some of the best memories of our lives are from weekends on Little Gasparilla Island. We would not change a thing. Our daughter is now grown with children of her own, and she relishes taking her family there to relive her childhood memories.
We invite you and your family to begin a tradition of just simply 'being a family' together in our family's island paradise.
Hideaway Bay Beach Club is unique in that we maintain our own private ferry to and from the island. ALL the other residents on the island must provide their own transportation to and from the island. This was a BIG plus for us.
There are only a handful of boat access islands left in FL, that only allow golf cart traffic. We saw it as a 'laid back' type of old Florida that is so very rare these days. Flip flops, shorts, bathing suits, straw hats is the style of the day.... everyday. There's nothing hoity-toity about our little island.
Our private Ferry is free for your use during your entire stay. We have a large heated pool that all guests are welcome to use. Beach chairs, umbrellas, golf cart, beach games, and a large selection of videos are all there for your enjoyment. Our well maintained Golf Cart with a lift kit is free for your use during your vacation, by licensed drivers. We provide the golf cart to you as a convenience. PLEASE WASH IT before you put it away when you leave.