|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Spacious 2+ Bedroom , 2 1/2 bath waterfront luxury Townhouse in a Key West style Gated Community. Furnished to the highest standard, with spectacular views to the Inter-Coastal and Gasparilla Island from multiple decks where you can relax and watch the dolphins that often frolic at your feet or watch the sunsets directly in front of you. Living room, dining, kitchen all face the water. Large Master Bedroom with private waterfront deck, Guest Bedroom with private deck and Den with full sleeper for that extra guest. Heated pool and clubhouse steps away. A 1000' community dock awaits if you want to bring your boat (or rent one from the marina next door) and fish the world-renowned Boca Grand waters. Private 40' Dock also available. Minutes to the wide sandy beaches of Boca Grande or Don Pedro. Great golf courses close by as well as sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, sailing and shelling. Rental kayaks are readily available for you to enjoy the wildlife and birds that surround the area.
Come Enjoy Florida!: This townhouse is a great place to rest and relax with plenty of indoor and outdoor space to enjoy-but it is also a great center of activities to keep you busy day and night if you prefer. The heated pool is just steps away with a Clubhouse that you can use if you want to entertain larger parties. There are beautiful beaches, white and wide on Gasparilla Island where you can spend the day by the Gulf, shop in the quaint town of Boca Grande or go for the tradition of evening cocktails on the beach at sunset. And since Boca Grande is the Tarpon fishing capital of the world, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to experience it. Bring your own boat and put it on the 1000' community dock at no extra cost or (for an additional cost) have your own Private 40' Dock steps from the townhouse. Or you can rent a boat from the marina adjacent to the property or take a charter from the many options minutes away.
There are also lots of golf courses to experience if you like to get out on the links.
Other activities: Within an hour's drive are the Ringling Museum of Art, Ringling's home (Ca D'Zan) the Ringling Circus Museum, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ( one of America's top 10) in Sarasota; the Ford Edison complex in Ft. Myers; the J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island; shelling and shopping on Captiva and Sanibel Islands or the 90,000 acre Babcock Wilderness Adventure in Punta Gorda. If you want a further thrill, drive to Everglades City and take an airboat tour to see the alligators, manatees and many birds that live among the 10,000 Islands. So come and Enjoy Florida!
This was an excellent choice all round and ticked most of the boxes. We had a misunderstanding regarding the cleaning when we arrived. However Betsy dealt with it immediately after I called her. She did this in a very professional manner. After this, we simply enjoyed the views, relaxed by the very clean pool, and we loved the fact that this was a gated community. There are some great local places to eat and the beaches are only a 10 min drive. We loved Boca Grande and Gasparilla Island. Betsy made sure that all the instructions were clearly available, and that helped us a great deal. The property was very spacious for the 3 of us, clean and well equipped. We would love to come back again.
This was a beautiful Townhome. It is very clean and well taken care of! It still seems like brand new and does not feel at all like a rental property. The townhouse is supplied with everything that you would need to cook meals or for a trip to the beach. Betsy was great to work with. She supplied us with great directions for everything we needed them for, and her description of the home and surrounding area are spot on.
We have 2 boys; 12 and 9, and they love to fish. This was a great spot. They got up every morning and fished right off the dock. The dolphins were fun entertainment every morning and evening.
This was a great location for us because it was a short drive to Englewood beach, which is one of our favorites to look for sharks teeth and fish at. By staying here we discovered another new favorite on the tip of Gasparilla island. It had great fishing and shelling. The area is beautiful and is convenient to many things.i would recommend this rental to anyone!
We were sad to leave at the end of our week, and our boys are already asking if we can stay here again next year!
This was a perfect spot for two mature couples to spend a week while exploring the west coast of Florida. The condo is immaculate, equipped with everything you need, and beautifully located on the water. We loved sitting on the decks anytime of day, but especially at sunset -- gorgeous! Betsy went out of her way to make our stay comfortable, and we all hope to return for another visit.
My husband and I were delightfully surprised when we entered the townhouse the first time. It was nicely appointed and looked brand new.
Although we ate out a fair amount of time, when we cooked in we had everything we needed to prepare and serve our meals.
The bed in the master suite was very comfortable and the en suite bath spacious and fastidiously clean.
One of our favorite things to do was have our morning coffee out on the deck when the sun was coming up.
This is a lovely, well-kept property and we would come back again.
What you see is definitely what you get. It was a beautifully decorated, lovingly cared for new home, equipped with everything you could possibly need for your stay. Betsy's recommendations for dinner were great - loved the food and atmosphere at the "Fishery" and the casual fare at the marina restaurant; the food on the island is also great, requires reservations and is pricier, for a reason.
This was the most relaxing vacation the three of us ever had. It is a quiet area - no wild night life or theme parks here. Many mornings the boys went fishing off the dock - we enjoyed the leisurely start to our day - and then usually headed to our favorite beach on Gasparilla Island (the State Park is rated #1 in North America) - take a trip across the bridge and you will see why. Afternoons and early evenings - there might be some more fishing from the dock, a little backgammon on the deck, sipping of wine or coffee as we watched the boats go by.
The dolphins and manatee Betsy speaks of are very real, and swim up very close - but watch out for the large tarpon that we saw searching for dinner around the dock. There was a family of osprey near the house next door, and an alligator in the nearby pond - quite the menagerie of wildlife right in your backyard. You can get up close and personal by renting kayaks in the area.
It didn’t hurt that these two weeks in March the temperature was in the high 80’s and sun was shining every day - couldn’t ask for more.
We were not familiar with the area when we booked - but did some exploring and are familiar enough now that we would definitely return.
This townhouse is just beautiful! Large, extra high ceilings, comfortable, clean,spacious and decorated beautifully. Betsy is wonderful to deal with, her home is perfect and she supplies you with all of the essentials. The weather was not very nice, but staying in this townhouse made the bad weather bearable. It is comfortable and you feel like you are at home. Large decks, quiet area and close to beaches. I would recommend this lovely home to anyone.
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
50% of rental required at time of booking plus $500 Security Deposit
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.