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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, with sleeping den ---GULFFRONT (Sleeps 6)

WATCH 'LITTLE GASPARILA BEACH SHAK' ON YOU TUBE Beachviews from every window including both baths! This gulf front beach cottage has a balcony the width of the home.(overhanging the gulf of Mexico, fish from it or enjoy the abundant bird, sea, and beach life).Gasparilla utilities fresh water supply at cottage!

Many sitting areas with your choice of rocker chairs, large L shaped couch, rattan couch, rattan chase lounge and chairs, alfresco table on the lanai.

Beach level shower and toilet for convenient beach enjoyment, you will find many floats, tot toys, beach toys/blankets, skim boards, fishing poles, shell shovels and nets. When you have had enough sun but don't want to leave the beach--simply move under the cottage to the cool breezy shade provided, staying to enjoy the sounds and sights of the beach.

Rent a golf cart for fun exploration of 7 mile island. Go approx 400ft to the bayside of island and fish or net from our semi-private dock. You may also rent a boat or charter a fishing or sight seeing boat. Visit our Islands private library.

Beautiful PUBLIX grocery and bakery 1 mile from marina. Water taxi runs daily 8am-6pm make reservation.(after hours ferry avail)

Keywords: gulf front beach cottage

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
jeff or julie (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About jeff or julie

family cottage

built 1967

jeff or julie purchased this house in 2002

Why jeff or julie chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast


What makes this house unique



based on 26 traveler reviews

Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 26 reviews

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

The constant sound of the waves and ocean view put me into the most relaxed mode that I can remember. Sitting on the balcony overlooking the gulf and watching the sun set the Dolphins swim was absolutely breathtaking and more than I ever expected. I love the " rustic " feel of this place. There is no place like it. I will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the holidays in this delightful paradise. Jeff and Julie were an absolute delight to deal with! We will definitely return to spend more time on Little Gasprilla Island❤️

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WE LOVE this place - Location location location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is everything + more. We took a long weekend to head into Gasparilla Island and had a weekend of heavenly fun. The house is so cool. It is the perfect place to relax, rewind, and retreat for a vaca. Things to keep in mind if you are new to the island; it is remote so you have to bring any food or items you need for your stay, unless you have a boat - getting on and off the island requires a taxi (Emmitt's service is great though), and you want to prep for the bugs - specifically the 'noseeums' because bug spray wont keep them away, but they make special spray for it so just bring that.

We saw dolphins and watched the tide from this amazing deck. The house is the coolest on the island because it is literally in the ocean. Whenever we spoke to any of the wonderful people on the island they knew of this place because of how unique it is. If you want to stay in a place you will never forget then rent here. Plus Tobey and Julie are great folks to work with. They really care about their property and the people that enjoy staying in it.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Not only is this location amazing as it's literally on the water, the home itself is very quaint and inviting. The home is large enough so everyone has space and the beds are super comfortable. We saw dolphins swimming very close to us and met island locals who couldn't be nicer. The water taxi was easy to set up and the walk from it to the house is minimal. This house is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the company of good friends and natures beauty.

We had an amazing time and will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa Bay, FL

The Most Relaxing Weekend Trip Ever

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and our close friends were looking a relaxing get away from our hectic work schedule and this house was absolutely PERFECT. Everything was provided for us, all we had to do was bring food and drink!! From waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, to boogie boarding, hunting for shark teeth, watching a beautiful sunset and star gazing all night, it was the most relaxing weekend we've had all year. We would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to escape from their hectic life.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for some much needed R-n-R!!

  • 5 of 5

We live not too far away, on Tampa Bay, yet still LOVE Little Gasparilla Island! We've stayed in a different place each time, but always wanted to check out the Beach Shak and we are soooo GLAD that it was available to rent, when we were. What an experience!! Loved fishing from the front porch, watching sunsets every night and shelling in the mornings... Plus having the beach right under us, was sooooo convenient. We always make sure we stay where golf carts are allowed or provided, because much of the experience is being able to explore... We bring our boat, too for some boating and fishing the beautiful waters...

We were just there in June for our anniversary, in a different beach house and just got back from the Beach Shak, with our daughter, last week. We didn't want to come home... Jeff & Julie were the best to deal with and really made things easy from booking to checking out!! Thank you so much and we WILL be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
pirates water taxi
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

clean fee $135 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

cleaning 135.00
tax 12%
check-in 3pm checkout 1130am
49 insurance security deposit
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 one on beach level one on living level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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