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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Boca Grande House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

No sprawling resorts or snowbird traffic jams -- just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the west coast of Florida, close to both the Sarasota and Fort Myers' airports, and two hours from Tampa's airport. Boca Grande is a barrier island just north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands -- like Key West without the crowds. Charming house in historic district, near town and beach. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, amazing shelling on white sand beaches, seaplane, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, fresh shrimp right off the boat at Whidden's Marina, tarpon fishing and shallow water fishing. Golf courses 15 minutes from Boca Grande. Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Excellent cook's kitchen. Wifi, 42-inch flat screen and Weber grill. People have come from 7 countries, 32 U.S. states and 30 Florida cities/towns to stay in my home -- many of them are repeat renters or have told their friends and famiy.

My house is in a lovely neighborhood and has a lot of privacy with all the landscaping I have done (front yard landscaping not reflected in the photos). If you would like to see more photos of the house please go to Homeaway property #103237. I do my best to help each of my renters have a wonderful, stress free holiday. I have a great kitchen for cooking – gas stove, all clad pots and pans, Wustof knives, a Weber grill and a charcoal one as well for those who prefer that. I have wireless and a large flat screen television (with lots of great dvds). I can also arrange to have a friend who is a third generation fisherman in Boca Grande give you a boat tour for lunch to Useppa Island Club, He will tell you all about the history in that part of the world and has many fascinating stories about the people he has met flying and fishing, both famous and infamous. In addition he has a seaplane which is great fun even if just to see Boca Grande from the air. For back water fishing or lighter tackle fishing, I know another terrific guide. I can also steer you to the best massage therapists on the island. I will steer you to the best restaurants, shops and places to rent sports equipment. I really take great care to make sure that you will have the best, stress free vacation of your life! Susan Mansfield 203.866.9500

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Susan Mansfield
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Susan Mansfield

I live in Rowayton CT and bought my house in Boca Grande in 1989. I own and run a communications firm and try to get to Boca Grande three times a year. I now have three grandchildren who can't wait to get to Boca Grande every year at least two times.

Susan Mansfield purchased this house in 1989

Why Susan Mansfield chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Boca Grande is a very special place. When you cross the bridge it's as though you've gone back to an earlier time when life was simpler. It's one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in the world. People come from all over the world to stay in my home, but they also come from as close by as Sarasota -- a one hour drive. I've found that many Floridians think of Boca Grande as a vacation destination -- about 1/3 of my renters are from in-state and they have visited from 33 states. Only 17 to go!

What makes this house unique

I work very hard to make sure my renters have a wonderful, relaxing vacation. I can arrange fishing (backwater and Tarpon), boat tours to nearby islands for swimming and lunch, book massages and let you know where to rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, dock and boat and trailer, get fresh catch shrimp and stone crabs at the docks and provide a list of the best restaurants.


based on 74 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9864864 based on 74 reviews

Fabulous "old Florida" vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a “vacation” in this cottage. It was pure downtime along with all the great food and activities available in Boca Grande. The pool was perfect after a long walk in the afternoon. The weather was Florida perfect. The cottage was in excellent condition. I especially appreciated the nice historic restoration that had been done on the cottage. Tarpon Street and those around it were a delight to stroll around. The location is only minutes from the commercial district. If you like quiet this cottage is the place. We will be back as soon as we can arrange it.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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This is such a well appointed home located on a quiet street so close to downtown.

  • 5 of 5

All amenities in this house are great! We loved our stay and will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Travel Insurance Really Works!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two dogs live in Texas and were planning to drive to Boca Grande for a vacation recently. Unfortunately, with all the flooding in Louisiana, all the roads to Florida were closed. However, we had opted for travel insurance with CSA Travel Protection so I was able to file a claim. We easily downloaded the claim forms and filled them out, then Susan filled out the necessary paperwork on her end and emailed it to the company expeditiously. We received a check for the entire amount from the insurance company within 10 days of when we were to check out! So, while we were disappointed not being able to go on our vacation, it would have been much more upsetting if we had not been reimbursed.

I told Susan that we are looking forward to staying in her house in the near future. Thanks again Susan!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Bloomington, Illinois

Charming Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week staying in this charming beach house. The location is on a quiet street, close to the beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants. The house is beautifully decorated, cozy, and very clean. The attached pool is well-maintained and private. We thought the beds were really comfortable with high quality mattresses and linens. My husband and I enjoyed cooking in the fully stocked kitchen that had everything we needed. Taking rides in the golf cart around the island was a highlight for our son - especially going for ice cream at the Loose Caboose. Susan is very friendly and helpful. This was truly one of our favorite beach vacations. We had an amazing time and we can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Crystal River

Boca Summer

  • 5 of 5

Our family just recently stayed at Susan's cottage and had the most relaxing stay. We enjoyed the spacious kitchen to cook in and the peaceful porch for relaxing and reading. The kids had the best time swimming in the pool and chasing lizards in the backyard. We found the location very convienient for a walk to town or to the beach. We rented Susan's golf cart during our stay and were able to enjoy the ease of traveling the island. The kids loved our afternoon trips in search of iguanas. We've visited Boca Grande many times and this by far was our best stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lake Mary, Florida

Mangos in Boca Grande

  • 5 of 5

My family recently spent 4 nights in this adorable cottage. The location couldn't be better - it is about a block away from the shops and restaurants of Boca Grande and the beach. The neighboring home had mango trees that dropped mangos into the backyard daily. My daughter loved collecting the mangos and making juice with the juice press in the very well equipped kitchen. We also really loved using the outdoor shower by the pool after spending time on the beach. None of us wanted to leave and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: not necessary

No sprawling resorts of snowbird traffic jams, just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the West Coast of Florida, is less than 75 minutes from the Sarasota and Fort Myers airports and two hours from the Tampa airport. It is north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands. Like Key West without the crowds. Not even one traffic signal. Charming house in historic district with beautiful new pool. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, shelling on white sand beaches, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, shrimp and stone crap boat docks and tarpon and snook fishing. Boat dockage and trailer space available.

Other Activities: Shopping, Pilates, yoga, fascinating historic lighthouse documenting the history of Boca Grande.


Rates & Availability

Boca Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4 Holiday Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Value Season
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cart per week $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Discounts for multiple weeks.

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Boca Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs bathroom has a tiled tub/shower and upstairs has a tiled shower. There is also an outdoor shower (with privacy screen) by the pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Pak-n-play
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • All linens provided. Soft sheets and comfortable pillows. Downstairs bed is a Tempur-Pedic.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Jenn-Air gas stove in kitchen. 4 adult bikes, 1 child's bike. Heated pool with outdoor shower, central air/heat. Outdoor Weber gas grill and charcoal grill as well. Well-equipped kitchen with gas stove, Wustof knives, all clad pots and pans.

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