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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Island Home Retreat- Wi-Fi Private Dock FREE Kayaks

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6

View of The Bay from the front porch.. 1200 square foot living area. Creatively decorated very comfortable. All the conveniences of home yet surrounded by the pristine natural elements of a remote island community. Spacious kitchen, dining and living room, cathedral ceilings, french doors open to a 450 square foot screened front porch with ceiling fans outdoor lighting and music. FREE Wi-Fi

Steps away from the dock on the bay, and a short walk to the beach.

Private dock and boardwalk.

Master bedroom has king-size bed with adjoining bath, TV/Satellite Second bedroom with double bed, third bedroom with set of twin beds, TV/Satellite.

Pack-n-Play, high chair.

GREAT WATER - Fresh water, safe to drink.

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Keywords: Family Home

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Duffy (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Duffy

Mike is born and raised in Florida, Duffy was transplanted at an early age and has 'sand between her toes'. Both of us have loved and enjoyed the Florida coastal waters all of our lives, whether it is fishing, scuba diving, boating, or relaxing on the beach, we truly love the coastal life together along with our children and grandchildren. We have long time friends that fished this area and built and/or bought their own homes here, so when we were invited 20 years ago it was love at first sight. We bought this little piece of salty land 15 years ago, we designed it our selves and a local custom home builder built it 5 years ago. We put many hours of our own sweat & tears into completing our dream ... our island home retreat. This is the only home we have on the island. We do not own or manage any other homes. We hope to retire here some day, in the meantime, we are very happy to share our little slice of paradise with guests who also favor the coastal waters of Florida.

Duffy purchased this house in 2004

Why Duffy chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Bayside dock access

private dock for your boat

and community dock for great fishing

close easy walk to the beach

Best kept cleanest house on the island

What makes this house unique

We find the most unique benefit of our house is the location on the island. We have a nice view of the Bay, magnificent sunrises over the water. We have a private dock and fish cleaning station for boating and fishing, then we have the luxury of the beach only steps away from the house. We have the best of both worlds!


based on 38 traveler reviews

Island Home Retreat- Wi-Fi Private Dock FREE Kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
Provo, UT

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most amazing vacations I've ever had-- traveling by boat to a beautiful island, a shell-filled, picturesque beach just a hop down the path, and an amazing house to top it all off made this trip absolutely perfect. The house was not only clean and cute, the owners have thought of EVERYTHING you could possible need, especially if you have children. This is the most family friendly vacation ever, and it made things that much more enjoyable. There is a pack-and-play for babies, plenty of children's movies to choose from, a toy chest, a high chair, and the best part was the screened in porch for the little ones to play on safely and independently.

The kitchen was another part of the house that wowed me-- again, it had everything I could have possibly thought of, it was like cooking in my own home. I have to say, tho, that by far my favorite amenity was the outdoor shower. It is a huge, secluded, warm water shower that is perfect for hosing down all the kids after the beach, or for a late night romantic rendezvous.

Aside from the house, this island was amazing. The water is warm, the beach is filled with shells, and you can watch the sun set into the ocean every evening. There are turtles, cute little lizards, dolphins, manatees, fiddler crabs; and if you rent yourself a golf cart you can cruise all over the island in search of these critters. The house also has a private dock with a dock light for fishing at night. My husband and I caught at least ten or twelve ocean trout, and kept two for grilling.

I could not have had a better vacation, and it is in large part due to the thoughtfulness and care the owners have put into this home. If you want a stress-free, wonderful vacation for the whole family, this is where you want to be.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miss Em, We are so blessed to have families like yours stay at our island home. We are so happy to be able to share our place with people that so much appreciate and enjoy it. Your comments clearly let us know how much you liked the house and enjoyed your total experience. Thank You! And please come again soon. Mike&Duffy
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house was perfect for the 6 of us. Cozy and comfy. We enjoyed sitting on the porches. We spent time in canoe and kayaking. We fished off the dock and enjoyed seeing the dolphins. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to be stranded!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visit to Little Gasparilla Island. The accommodations were everything promised and more! The home is very well furnished, comfortable, clean....very clean! Comfortable beds, magazines and reading material, many comforts of home. There is a fantastic screened in porch with beautiful bay view. There were no negative surprises at all. The ONLY thing to enhance our visit to Little Gasparilla Island would have been to rent a small boat.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. We certainly hope you can make it back and stay longer. Next time let me know if you want to rent a boat. There are a couple places close by. I also have a couple professional fishing guides I would refer if interested. Mike & Duffy
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  • 5 of 5

What a great trip!! We planned a 50th birthday surprise get away for my husband and it was wonderful. The house was perfect for relaxing and unwinding. We rented a golf cart for a day and enjoyed exploring the island. We would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy..thanks so much for sharing your experience staying at our island home. We appreciate you taking such good care of the place during your stay. We hope to have you back for a longer visit next time. Mike & Duff
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Ideal place for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Like other reviewers, we had a very relaxing week on Little Gasparilla Island.

The property was exactly as described. The owner responded immediately when we had a question.

We really enjoyed the large well equipped kitchen where we could cook together. The younger members of the family (in their 30's) took advantage of the kayaks and canoe.

Everyone had a good time and we hope to be able to return. The only challenge for us was getting to the island, coordinating our arrivals from 3 distant places and even different countries.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so thankful you enjoyed your family time together at our special little place. You all came from so far away to be together here! Next time you just have to stay longer. Mike & Duffy
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Little Gasparilla Island. The perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent eight nights at this gorgeous property. In the mornings, we woke up, grabbed our coffee and headed for the beach to walk and collect shells. Everyone offered their hellos as we strolled down the beach and explored the treasures that the tides had washed ashore during the night before. After collecting shells, we headed back to the house where we prepared for a boat ride around the entire island. Each afternoon, we watch the sunset, either from the beach or in our boat. The house was very clean and it felt like home. We plan to return to this property for another vacation in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Gasparilla Island is a private barrier island. There is not a bridge connecting it to the mainland. Our private secluded island is located between Boca Grande and Palm Island. The surrounding islands have additional amenities and attractions which can be reached by boat.

Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Dec 1 2015 - Aug 20 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving and Christmas
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Outdoor Showe - outdoor shower , Very spacious, very private fully enclosed hot and cold wate
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed with adjoining private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , full size/double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , folding pack-n-play in closet when not in use
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull out sleeper sofa in living room
  • King size beds (1) King EXTRA pillow top with memory foam, king pillows, extra comforters,Full size Bed (1) Foam mattress cover for extra comfort, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds mattress covers for extra comfort extra blankets and pillows, Child Beds (1) pack-n-play with pad, Sleep Sofa Queen size sofa bed, foam mattress cover for extra comfort extra pillows and blankets comforter
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold running water. Large shell wash, custom made for easy rinsing and sorting for your shells and beach treasures.

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