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Beach Front-Little Gasparilla- WEEKLY,INTERNET,GOLF CART, PETS CONSIDERED,

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

community dock ( or take the private water taxi), walk (3 mins.) to the beach house/or use the golf cart(included in rental). Our Paradise found,R & R at its finest. One of Florida's last undeveloped islands. Dock(#6) your boat on the bay at our stilt home sits right on the beach, down the stairs to the shaded deck, thru the gate to the beach. You can be in the water and still be watching the kids. No long walks to the beach. At night sit out on the sun balcony, light a candle & listen to the waves gently touch the seashells, music that never stops.PETS WElcome!

After getting your groceries, you will arrive at Eldred's Marina (6301 Boca Grande causeway, Placida, FL 33946. Park your car ($6.00/per day). There is an ATM at the marina.TAKE THE water taxi across the Bay. Reservations 941-6975777. Or rent a boat at Gasparilla Marina.Your golf cart will be waiting for you. Load up your groceries and 'stuff' and drive three minutes to the Gulf of Mexico, what a site!!!

If you wish to leave the island during your stay, you may book a reservation with the private water taxi, Pirates (941-697-5777) - rates vary per person, one way.

What you will not find on the island, stores, restaurants (waterfront dining by boat),crowded beaches, cars. You are likely to see a dolphin, gopher turtles, rabbits, manatee, snook, sea turtle, eagles, osprey.

Keywords: PETS, PRIVATE,HONEYMOON,Pets,GULF OF MEXICO,FLORIDA,ISLAND,GULFHEAVEN,LALALAND,FISHING,Shelling,Beachfront

More Details

Owner
Sari & Glen Schroeder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Sari & Glen Schroeder

Glen (Minnesota) & Sari (Navy Brat, California & Key West. Sari's parents were good friends with Bob & Frankie Pelfrey (the original golf cart shop owners). The house on the beach was going up for auction, so we made the trip to look at it with my parents.They decided not to bid on it, so we did! Much to our surprise they accepted our offer and we had 60 days to sell our home in St.Pete, move Glen's business and give my job notice. All said and done we moved in on October 31,1996.We lived in the house for 12 years, until we built a home on the mainland and we now are at the island when it is not rented.Glen still works on the island as a contractor.

Sari & Glen Schroeder purchased this house in 1996

Why Sari & Glen Schroeder chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We had never been to LGI prior to this trip. We had heard many stories from my parents and the Pelfrey's.Undeveloped, old florida,fishing,swimming, boating,shelling,food never tastes as good as it does on the island, and more. We met Alice Traverse on the golf cart, drove to the house,fell in love with the view and the beach & privacy. What a high!!! We could only be so LUCKY & BLESSED TO LIVE HERE. And Lucky & BLESSED we were and still are.WE LOVE SHARING OUR HOME WITH ALL OF YOU AND HOPE IT BRINGS YOU THE SAME PEACE AND SERENITY WE FIND THERE.

What makes this house unique

THERE IS NO BETTER DAWN WHEN THE SUN COMES UP FROM OUR DECK. NO BETTER DUSK THEN WHEN THE SUN SETS INTO THE GULF. MAYBE EVEN A GREEN FLASH. ELECTRIFYING THUNDERSTORMS. BEING ONE WITH THE SEA AND SAND.THE KIDS ARE CLOSE WHILE YOUR PREPARING MEALS, JUST AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS OR LOOK OUT THE WINDOW.YOU MIGHT EVEN SEE A SEA TURTLE NESTING,MANATEES SWIMMING BY ,DOLPHINS PLAYING AND THE SNOOKS TEASING YOU RIGHT OFF THE BALCONY.AND MEMORIES, OH SO MANY MEMORIES. MAKE THEM YOUR OWN AND FALL IN LOVE WITH PARADISE.

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sarasota,Fort Myers
Nearest Ferry
Pirates Water Taxi to Little Gasparilla Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rotonda
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Tamiami Trail/HWY 41
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gasparilla Marina Restaurant/dock side
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
jet ski rentals/englewood beach
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Englewood Beach, Boca Grande Beach
Car: not necessary

Day trips to Boca Grande, Venice, Cabbage Key, Usepa island.

Amenities

Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms the same. Tub with shower and shower curtain.sink vanity with towels and drawers. One electrical outlet. Large mirror /medicine cabinet with lights
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1-Queen,with topper. Closet,large dresser,flat screen tv with cable,ceiling fan with light,2 night stands with lamps, view of the island and beach and gulf to the north. BEDROOM - 1-Queen tv,dvd player, armoire,closet,ceiling fan with light, .view of island,beach and gulf is to the south.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Beach towels, first aid kit, outdoor furniture, raft pump, gated balconies & decks for pets & small children.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beach Front-Little Gasparilla- WEEKLY,INTERNET,GOLF CART, PETS CONSIDERED,
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
4

beautiful house but golf kart 2 thumbs down!

  • 4 of 5

I loved the house very much but I wanted this house because it came with golf kart which broke down on us, I get it things go wrong. but after the first call to sari, it took me 3 more calls to get her to answer, so we were with no kart for almost 2 days, then it would not hold charge for long, we could not even drive to end or even close to end of island or it would die on us. which I believe should be refunded back to me. house was great but the kart was not working properly at all.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place to unwind!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about LaLa Land was delightful. The home is nice, clean and well maintained.

Sari and Glen thanks for sharing your home with us.

We would give it 10 stars if we could.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beach time sunrise to sunset!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation in such an amazing home. Beach time is great because you could always hang out in the shade of the house if it gets too hot. The Gulf is nice and calm most of the time, so you don't really need a pool to just chill out in the water. The house is stocked with all the kitchen necessities, plenty of towels, linens, pillows, games, crayons, binoculars, sand toys, floats, kiddie inflatable pool, bait net, etc. The house has cable TV with plenty of HD channels. Wifi and a golf cart was included which was nice for the times when we needed something to do. There is also the preserve close by. We went on a walk on the path through there a couple times which was nice.

The only part of the vacation that was a bit stressful was the water taxi. The captains aren't very hospitable so just ignore their grouchiness when booking a pick up (make sure you schedule a week ahead of time). We had never had a vacation like this so packing was interesting, grocery shopping was tough and loading onto the water taxi could have been better coordinated. My advise to newbies... When the reviews say "pack light", that means don't pack anything you think the house won't have, because it will. We didn't need extra trash bags, towels or toys (for toddler) since there was plenty there. And we brought WAY too many clothes. There is a washer and dryer in the house so for the 8 days we literally did not wear anything more that 2 or 3 bathing suits, 1 pair of sandals, 2 sets of PJs, a couple of cover ups (or T's for the guys), a hat and that's it!

Since we are now experienced with the water taxi, next time we will just do a better job of packing less and combining bags as much as possible for groceries.

Overall, we had such a great time doing nothing all week.

Thanks Sari and Glen!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful days!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every moment we spent at La La Land. This is our second time renting this amazing house and we won't go enywhere else. This is it! Fishing is amazing, sunsets are a dream and the sound of the waves are so relaxing. We saw manatees, dolphins and manta rays. Perfect vacation! Thank you again Glenn and Sari.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

6 Times at La La Land

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth vacation at this magical home. From breakfast on the upper deck over the water to lunch and dinner on the lower balcony with the waves rolling in under your feet this home continues to call us back. We just moved to St. Augustine from Ohio and still came here for a week. Last year my wife's friend came with us and this year our son stopped by for a few days and they were totally amazed by the location of the home. We saw at least 10 manatees, Dolphins, and hundreds of Snook right below the deck. Every day after swimming in the warm water was topped off with a shower in the outside shower. Some days after the Memorial Day weekend we saw only about 10 people and pretty much had the entire beach to ourselves. There is something magic about this home, every time we leave I have to turn and take one last photo of the home before we go down the path to the dock. This year as we waited on the dock for the Pirate Taxi to pick us up, a manatee appeared out of the water as close as two feet from us as to say we'll see you when you come back.

It's hard to believe that places like this still exist in the US.

Thank You Glenn and Sari for another incredible vacation.

Rich Teri, 'Scooch' and 'Noodles'

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, family friendly and a great quiet retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second vacation stay at Glen and Sari's "La La Land"! And once again we didn't want to leave! We had perfect weather and the water was calm and warm. Pack light when going to this location. All that is required is shorts, tees and flip flops are optional! Thank you Glen and Sari for being the perfect hosts!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

WEEKLY RATE : $1800.00 To reserve your dates in advance a $300.00 security deposit is due within five days of booking. This is refunded after one week of your departure. Full refund (deposit and rental monies) if cancellation is received sixty days before your arrival.If you cancel after 60 days you will not be refunded any monies unless we book your cancelled dates.
INCLUDED IN A WEEKLY RENTAL:,GOLF CART . CLEANING,Trash Removal.OWNER AVAILABLE 24/7.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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