Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)
Why Owner chose Boca Grande
We live in a large North American city where dealing with traffic, stress and frustration is a part of daily life. Boca Grande is at the opposite end of the stress spectrum... the antidote to big city living. The ocean, the beaches, the people and even the vegetation promote relaxation and a refreshingly slow pace. Prior to buying on Boca we'd looked and stayed at a number of Florida locations. We found that the east coast of Florida was much busier than we wanted, that Naples and Sarasota, despite their beauty, were too much like the city, and that Longboat Key, Sanibel and Captiva islands, while closer to what we were looking for, just seemed that much bigger and busier than what Boca Grande had to offer. Boca is a very 'upscale' island, and though we really like it's 'Old Florida' feel (which we find very appealing) we really appreciate that the island has all of the conveniences of modern living including some great restaurants. We're pretty active people and while Boca gives us the opportunity to run, go to the gym, play tennis, golf, fish or go boating, it also gives us the opportunity to spend hours at the beach walking, reading or simply lying in the sun.....which are all pretty nice alternatives.
What makes this Condo unique
The first thing we do when we arrive in Boca and the last thing we do before we leave is walk the beaches. Regarded as some the best beaches in America, they are truly spectacular. The walk to the beach from our place takes about a minute. If we turn right when we get there, we can walk for about an hour until the beach 'runs out' at a private residence's boat dock. And if we turn left, it takes a couple of hours to effectively walk all the way to town. We've only ever done that once and the bottoms of our feet hurt for days. Dolphins are a reasonably frequent occurrence on our beach walks and manatees, which are large, spectacular sea animals, can be seen just off the shoreline on very special occasions. Boca is also known as the 'tarpon capital of the world'. Tarpon are reputedly one of the best sporting fish there are. Weighing in at 100-200 lbs they put up 'fights' that when caught are pretty thrilling. We're not 'fisher people' but we've arranged to do this several times over the years with some of the island captains and the experience has always been pretty exciting. It's all 'catch and release' so these magnificent creatures are thrown back just after being caught.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
What a wonderful and memorable stay!
My husband and I had an amazing experience staying at this VRBO. The condo was in a beautiful location, well decorated, clean and stocked with all of the necessities. Mack was extremely helpful and informative about the condo and the island. He was a pleasure to deal with and we will definitely be staying here again when we visit the island next year. Thanks, Mack!
Excellent beachfront property
This was our second stay. This is a wonderful place located within the Boca Grande Club. Great amenities.
Amazing Island, friendly people everywhere we went. Great choices for dining and the food was great!
The accommodations were very comfortable and well decorated in a beautiful beachy theme. The beach view was spectacular. Our stay was very relaxing, Our morning strolls on the beach with a cup of coffee was very relaxing. Mack was a very good host and kept up well informed on places to dine, the weather, grocery stores and we had everything we needed in the condo... We will definitely be back again.
Thank you Mack,
Sherry and Jerry Strickland
Perfect secluded island! No chain restaurants or grocery stores! Very original! Great food !
Fabulous for older people!
We highly recommend this Condo & beach access!
This condo is well appointed with all the comforts of home. Direct beach access, out the back door ,is a huge plus! Owner Mack provides great information and island recommendations! He is a great host and very responsive
to any questions. Sunsets in May directly out the unit
Window! Beautiful ! Love Boca Grande and thanks for all
the hospitality everywhere we went to a couple of Clemson
Idyllic Vacation in Paradise
We had one of our favorite beach vacations at the Boca Grande Club. Why? For many reasons. Unlike several times when we have stayed at resorts, there was never a fight here for a lounger on the beach or at the pool- quite the opposite experience. Each day there was only a handful of other people at either ocean or poolside. We literally had no others near us on the beach within 50-300 feet, depending on the day. It was like we had our own private resort. The poolside Tiki bar was great for cocktails and lunch. Manny, the bartender is quite the mixologist! Dinner at the restaurant is TO DIE FOR. Reserve a window table or sit out on the patio and feast your eyes on the ocean view and amazing sunset. The food is A +.
The condo is stylishly, colorfully, and tastefully decorated with a beach theme. Even the glasses and dishes are lovely! Mack, the owner, is an attentive and thoughtful host. It was nice to first enter the condo and note a bottle of wine and nuts for us on the kitchen counter. Mack provides a very thorough handout of information about the resort and the town. His perspective on restaurants is spot-on. We loved the feel of Old Florida here: no high rises, traffic lights, billboards, traffic, or crowds. You will too.