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FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

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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Owner
Susan Mansfield
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH HEATED POOL
average rating of 4.987013 based on 77 reviews
5

Far above the Crowd (Gasparilla Inn)!!!

  • 5 of 5

Your sweet home was ideal for our family; we felt quite at home. We had fun riding the bikes, touring on the golf cart and having meals in the kitchen. We couldn't be happier with our cottage. My sister, who rented a house through the Gasparilla Inn for more money, was wishing she had our house!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Flawless

  • 5 of 5

This house is flawless. We couldn't find one thing wrong with it except we had to leave! Thank you, Susan, for letting us share your home in Boca Grande. We treated your home as if it were our own and made great memories of our stay as a result. Your suggestions for a driver and fishing captain were spot on. DJ, who you recommended for airport transportation, was exceptional and very accommodating. Even though Jamie Allen, the fishing guide you recommended, could not meet our expectations because his boat was too small, he was very helpful in suggesting another captain who could handle a bigger group. Best trip

ever!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Boca Grande cottage

  • 5 of 5

We returned again! We love this charming vacation cottage! It fits our family of six comfortably. The location is exceptional, an easy walk (or golf cart ride) to town and the beach! Having the bikes, golf cart, beach toys and fishing poles available is a huge bonus. The owner is very attentive and responsive to all requests! She is very knowledgeable about the town and what it has to offer, from sitters to restaurants. We vacation often and this is now a family favorite. We look forward to staying here again and again!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

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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5

This is such a well appointed home located on a quiet street so close to downtown.

  • 5 of 5
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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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5

Travel Insurance Really Works!

  • 5 of 5
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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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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.

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Rates & Availability

Boca Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
July 4 Holiday Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
July
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Value Season
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Oct - Nov
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,750
 
 
Pre-Holiday
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
January
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Discounts for multiple weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Boca Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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