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'Paradise Too' Waterfront Cottage-Private Dock-Great Value!!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beach Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL' and come relax and enjoy the 'ISLAND LIFE' in our waterfront home on Little Gasparilla Island. Seven miles of secluded white sand beaches on an Island with no roads, only sand paths to explore. Access is by boat only.

Our cottage is situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway - the third house in from either direction. We are on the narrow part of the Island, so the water is just steps away in either direction. Perfect for the beach lover, boater or fisherman - something for everyone in your family.

A private dock just outside your door provides convenient access to your own boat or water taxi. There are lanais on three sides of the home for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views.

Keywords: Beach Cottage

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I find nothing more relaxing than being near the water, and my home and vacation cottages are all just steps away. Just retired after 31 years in education, I am looking forward to more time in 'Paradise'!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

About ten years ago we heard of a 'Little Island' that was accessible by boat. After a little research we found it, made a trip down from NJ and purchased our first cottage the next day. In 2004 we found this cottage and now have two. We have loved every minute we spend on the Island and enjoy sharing our vacation paradise with others. Many repeat guests are creating family traditions at 'Miss Patti's' cottage.


based on 10 traveler reviews

'Paradise Too' Waterfront Cottage-Private Dock-Great Value!!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Paradise Too

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights, had a great relaxing vacation. Loved the options of having our boat 20 Ft. away on the seawall dock, and having beautiful gulf beach and clean gulf water 250 yds. away. Rented a golf cart and explored the entire island to Don Pedro State Park. Loved the fact that it was very peaceful and relaxing without the hustle and bustle of big crowds. Cruised to Johnnie Leverocks for a great lunch, and to Cabbage Key for another day trip in the boat. Loved just hanging out on the sandbars around the local islands! We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay on the island!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to LGI for eight years, and "Paradise Too" has been our favorite place to stay by far! We loved being on the canal, and the walk to the beach is only a couple of minutes. You can unload right from the water taxi, which saves a number of trips in a golf cart or having to haul your things. The house has everything you need and more! After staying at so many houses on the island over the years, this house was the most equipped. My 14 year old son and his friend loved fishing from the dock and beach, and used the fish cleaning station. They caught many types of fish over the week from the canal, the bay, and the beach. Patti's neighbor Mike was super friendly and an avid fisherman like the boys. Patti is terrific to work with and always responded quickly to questions I had regarding the house. She is also the BEST owner I have worked with in all of my years on the island. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maryville, TN

Paradise Too - Faboulous Family Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Patti’s place and the island were wonderful! This was a great vacation for our family. We brought our jet skis and this is the perfect location. The house is located in a protected canal and within just a few minutes we could be around the island to the beach side on the jet skis. If you have a boat, spending time on the sandbar between the islands is a must. Water was warm and wildlife abundant. The walk to the beach was not far, passing only 2 houses to get there. It was fun to walk the island but renting a golf cart for a couple of days would have been fun too and something to do next time. Because you can only access the island by boat, it feels very safe and keeps the crowd to a minimum. We quickly fell into beach mode, spending the morning hours at the beach, eating our main meal and napping mid-day, and out in the ocean every evening. The house functioned well, it was very clean and well kept, and the new flooring was nice. I especially enjoyed the large screened in patio area. We cooked meals such as hamburgers, steaks, seafood, spaghetti, and pork with fresh vegetables and potatoes and the kitchen did have everything we needed. Recommend packing light as there is a washer/dryer and keeping food simple. We would definitely do this again and would love to come back next summer. It was a fabulous family adventure!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great tips for future guests! Thank you!
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Malabar, Florida

Island Life At Its Finest!

  • 5 of 5

If you have a boat, this home is ideally situated on a canal for easy access to the gulf and it's tributaries. The private dock was nice and just steps away to the home. The home itsel is well-maintained, charming and full of character. The booking process was quick and hassle-free. My family loves this little island and this is the home we will be back to visit! Highly recommended. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our repeat guests - come visit again soon! One of our families has just vacationed at the cottage for their 9th year - building wonderful family memories!
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Very relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The island was quiet and relaxing. Loved walking the beach searching for shark teeth, found a number of them. The home was very nice, had everything we needed. Patti was very nice to work with and a neighbor, Mike was a wonderful source of information and helpful in making you feel welcomed. Pirate water taxi worked out well, dropping us off at the front of the house on the dock. Great as a quiet retreat, or, if a person wanted to schedule other activities, there are things to do. Looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Too!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I took a week to get away from it all and that we did at this very charming house with a great wrap around screened porch looking out over the canal, palm trees and beautiful flowers. The owner Patti was totally available to answer any question, the kitchen had everything we needed, including olive oil and balsamic vinegar! We just became total beach bums and loved every minute, just relaxing on the beach which was a three minute walk from the house. One day we went into Placida and had a great time at the Fishery restaurant. Then we spent hours at the nearby Margaret Albritton gallery, where we bought some of the adorable nautical placemats that Patti has in the house. We also loved the gallery across the street. But mostly we just hung out at the beach and the house, which was very cozy and comfortable, nicely decorated and appointed and more spacious than it looked on the web site. The neighbors were very friendly and the weather was perfect. I had to leave early and after I left my sister took a day to go kayaking. Next time I would like to go to Cabbage Key, the island which was the basis for the Jimmy Buffet song, and perhaps do some fishing. It was the most restful and relaxing vacation I have ever had. In addition, I have multiple chemical sensitivity and had no problems, the house is clean and odor free.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very helpful review for guests to get a feel for the "Island atmosphere" and area attractions!
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Enjoy shelling, boating & observing the natural wildlife on the Island, Children love collecting fossilized sharks teeth, shells & sand dollars on the beach, The cottage location provides immediate access to the Gulf of Mexico for superior fishing year round, Fantastic sunrises & sunsets are an added bonus!, When you tire of 'paradise' - restaurants, shopping & boat charters are available nearby on the mainland, Transportation to and from the Island is provided by water-taxi services, Golf cart rentals are available on the Island for extra exploration


Rates & Availability

Little Gasparilla Island Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

$150-$200 per night - $600 minimum for up to 4 nights.
Plus 7% state tax and 5% tourist tax.

Longer rentals available at a discount.

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Large enclosed outdoor shower with hot water
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Bright cheerful decor puts you in the 'Island Mood', Large, new open kitchen and new floors throughout (no musty, sandy carpets), Amenities include, Beach Chairs & Toys, Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster, We supply all the comforts of home - just bring your food & personal items

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