About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Little Gasparilla Island is a hidden paradise located between Ft. Myers and Sarasota. Our fully furnished, excellent located home is on an island that is only accessible by private boat or water taxi. There are no formal commercial establishments on the island such as restaurants or grocery stores. There are no paved roads on the lsland, only miles of sandy trails flanked by tropical foliage. Take long leisurely walks or travel by golf cart down these paths to explore the beauty of the island. The peaceful, uncrowded beach provides plenty of room for you to bathe in the sun all day, enjoy outstanding shelling, bird watching, swimming, snorkeling, playing with your children, and beautiful water views but the best of all, the brilliant sunsets that ends a perfect day. There is great fishing to be had by all that drop a line. Snook, Trout, Redfish, Snapper and more, in the world famous Boca Grande Pass you can try your hand at Tarpon fishing. GLI is the ideal place to get way from the mainland madness. and unwind in a secluded tropical paradise. If none of that can get you off the couch, there is always cable.....
Keywords: vacation home located on one of the most beautiful island in S.W. Florida. beautiful white sand island
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Bonnie Varon
We built our dream house in 1991. It took us only one hour on the island before we knew LGI was for us. The first day on the island we bought property. (and they said I couldn't spend money were we were going!)Then built our dream home. I guess it was the luck of the Irish!!
Bonnie Varon purchased this House in 1991
Why Bonnie Varon chose Placida
The minute you step off of the dock you will know you have found the best kept secret in the southwest Florida area. Old Florida You can hear birds chipping, see turtles crawling down the beaten path and Golf carts buzzing around the island as everyone enjoys the sights, sounds and freedom of the island.
What makes this House unique
Get away from the rat race of the hectic world as we know it today. There is a hush not heard on the mainland. Once you arrive on the island you are on island time... slow and relaxed.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best Secret Ever!
If you’re beach bums then this is the house and island...it is wonderful for a couple that wants to get away and relax or it’s great for a family with kids. It does take some prep because no restaurants or places to go but once you make it to the house and the beach you really don’t care to go anywhere! Would recommend a golf cart just to make it a little easier to make it to the dock for pickup from water taxi. Also would recommend just to bring a back pack with a couple swimsuits, T-shirt’s and shorts...you’re all set! Enjoy!
The home was clean and well appointed,perfect for our family vacation.
We loved LGI. It was restful and beautiful. You have to plan carefully for your meals and food, as they’re are no shops to buy provisions on island. We were able to do that successfully by having a shopper assemble our weeks groceries from the Publix in Placida. We planned simple and delicious meals and took turns cooking. The Publix held our groceries for pick up with our car service from the airport. We grabbed a few extras then too. The car service guys were great! Everyone we met in FL was pleasant and helpful, both on LGI and off. While at Bonnie’s I asked another family who were renting nearby very respectfully to turn down their country music which we could hear in the house with the windows closed. They very kindly did. We preferred to have the windows open to listen to the waves and the wind rustling the palm fronds. That’s the beauty of LGI. Wind, warm waters, waves, walks, shells, super nice people, no crowds. Bonnie’s place is wonderful with views of the gulf, a three minute walk to to the beach and a five minute walk from the dock on the bay side. There’s a cart to bring your stuff up from the dock. Pirate’s Water Taxi’s Emmet is amazingly kind and helpful. You have to take your own trash off island, but we sort and manage and haul our own trash in VT, so it was not hard, and Pirate’s helped. It’s $2.50 per bag to dump at Eldred’s Marina. You have to filter the drinking water through two Britta pitchers but that’s easy enough too. We had a wonderful time and Bonnie was a responsive host. She answered all our questions promptly and we had many. She has three kayaks at the house and we had kayak adventures on both the gulf and the bay. Dolphin sightings, all sorts of shore birds, the osprey nest in the big pine outside our kitchen window that provided a show of parents taking turns sitting and feeding, the gopher tortoise who made way across the yard on our first day, fish jumping in the bay- all magical. There’s a little gift shop art gallery that’s very cool. We’ll be back to LGI to stay at Bonnie’s again. Her house is nicely set up, simple and functional, with a charming light filled bedroom at the top of a circular stair. The two downstairs bedrooms were comfortable and worked well for our family. Two clean functional bathrooms is a plus as is the outdoor shower. The lanai where we ate all our meals was lovely. Thank You for the opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed our time in LGI, and the grace that was Bonnie’s home.
We had a great time
Amazing home in amazing location with everything you need!
We adored staying in Bonnie's house for a week! The house is exceptionally clean and perfectly laid out. We loved that all of the floors were hard services which in my mind is a top priority when we visit the beach! Our favorite parts were probably the screened in porch and the outdoor shower. We literally all used the outdoor shower for 7 days because we loved it so much! We all spent many hours on the porch reading, playing games and eating family dinners. It is truly a relaxing place and a perfect island to reconnect with your family. The beds are in great shape and sleep perfectly unlike other VRBO's I've rented, you will sleep really well in this house. The location is perfect because you can walk to the beach in under 2 minutes and to the bay in about the same time. We only rented a golf cart for 2 days because you really don't need one in this location. We've stayed in a different house on the island years ago and can't believe how much better our experience was at our new favorite house! Bonnie has thought of everything so literally all you need are clothes and groceries! We brought our own spices and realized when we arrived that this place is a fully stocked house. We will be renting again this fall because we so enjoyed our stay!
Relaxing, Relaxing, Relaxing....Fun in the Sun!
My family and I loved Bonnie's beach house. The beach house provided everything you could possibly need to have a great time on Little Gasparilla Island. The beach house was located in a perfect spot and only a short walk to the beach on the gulf side, or a short walk to the bay side. We loved the beach and were able to relax and enjoy the island. My wife and I and two teenage boys felt that the beach house had plenty of room and it never felt crowded. I enjoyed the large screened in porch and hammock immensely!! If you’re in to Kayaking, Bonnie provided Kayaks to paddle around the bay. It was so peaceful and relaxing, we loved the Islanders that we ran into on the island, and they were very nice and helpful. My wife loved the fact that the beach house had a full washer and drier and all the things you need in the kitchen. Bonnie's check-in and Check-out process was easy and she answered all my questions before we got to the island. I will recommend Bonnie's beach house to all my friends and family or anyone that is looking for a nice relaxing place to stay. I'm thinking about how fast I can return for another trip right now as I'm writing this!!
Truly Island Home!
The house was exactly as we expected: clean, with a lot of room, fully furnished and very comfortable, yet with that air of Island Cottage. With amenities such as table games, sattelite HD TV, and BBQ Grill ( needs little upgrade). A full kitchen to ready to preapare any kind of food and drinks; and a very spacious porch to enjoy family time at nights. The tap water perfectly drinkable but a slightly salty, you should consider bring your bottled water. Located in the center of the island steps from a wonderful beach were all and specially the kids enjoyed the included Kayak! We had a wondeful time and it's a place you could come back again and again!
Long walks on the beach...Quite afternoons in the hammock...Relaxing reading on the porch...
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