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'Dock Envy'-private Dock w/ Secluded Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

This 3/2 cottage has recently been updated and will accommodate two families. The unique Crab Trap is a sleeping area for a young child. This is a great location with a stunning view of Gasparilla Sound and it's majestic sunrises. A private dock out the front door provides a perfect place to catch local fish and spy on the fascinating underwater life. Turning on the dock lights at night provides a glimpse into what could be called a snook aquarium. While being located on the bay, there is a leisure block and a half stroll to the beach. Swimming, strolling, collecting shells and sun bathing are a few of the relaxing activities available once you reach the white sandy beaches.

Upon returning to the cottage from your day at the beach, enjoy rinsing off in the refreshing outdoor shower. Then soak in the views of the dolphin jumping in the bay while relaxing on the screened in porch and realize just how blessed you are.

The full sized kitchen is ready for use with a refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, coffee pot and microwave. It is also stocked with dishes and other necessary utensils.

Linens and towels are supplied for your convenience.

Pirate's Water Taxi 941.697.5777 is the main mode of transportation to and from the island if you do not have a personal watercraft. Normal business hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm. There is a fee of $20 minimum one-way (this covers 2 people and luggage), with each additional person costing $10. The captain will run after hours if previously scheduled at an increased rate. This service runs out of Eldred's Marina where parking is available for $6/night.

More Details

Owner
Paris Cousins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Paris Cousins

My wife and I (both 5th generation Floridians) have been coming here since 1975. We just love the area and the unique nature of Little Gasparilla Island. Our daughter grew up here on family vacations and now our twin grandaughters are discovering all the wonders of LGI.

Paris Cousins purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Paris Cousins chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

If you love to fish or desire a great view of Gasparilla Sound, this is the place. The fishing is fantastic on the private dock. At night, you can turn on the light and see what looks like your own snook aquarium. The dock also makes it easy to unload you luggage and then kick back and relax.

What makes this cottage unique

The long private dock in front of this cottage has made the neighbors jealous for years.

Fantastic views of Gasparilla Sound and breathtaking sunrises each morning are seen from the screened-in front porch.

Miles of sandy beaches are a short walk away.

Amenities

Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) The CRAB TRAP is set up for a young child in a nook off of the hallway.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Golf carts are available for rent on the island. For more information contact 941-697-3820

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

'Dock Envy'-private Dock w/ Secluded Cottage
average rating of 4.7021275 based on 47 reviews
5

Wonderful winter get away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our little dog Ozzie enjoyed "Dock Envy" during the months of January and February. Last year we stayed during the month of January. Having stayed for a total of three months, I feel it is truly my home away. We brought a boat this year and were able to tour the inland water way to the north and headed south to Cabbage Key. We also enjoyed fishing and relaxing on the dock and taking long walks on the beach. Our dog Ozzie is a great swimmer and entertained many onlookers with his stamina. I'm convinced he's currently going through LGI withdrawals. Truly an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

Always a great time at dock envy! Prime location, big clean house stocked with everything you need for a beach location. The dock is great for night time fishing, and easy access to eldreds and other surrounding marinas/ locations. Very close to the pass, so getting out into the gulf is a piece of cake ! Paris makes the process stress free from start to finish! This was not our first time there and I hope it won't be our last ! There's nothing like a week on LGI!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your vacation on Little Gasparilla Island was enjoyable! Having you as guests is always a pleasure. We hope to see you again soon.
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5

Excellent vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house has convenience (no lugging items far from dock,) awesome views of the bay, the most helpful neighbors and great fishing!

You won't regret staying here!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dock Envy

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for the reason of a private dock and to be on the bay side. This was a great house, great location and wonderful owners. It meet all my expectations and look forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great location but the house needs tlc

  • 3 of 5

The house is well stocked with cooking utensils (yeah garlic press) and soap etc. the furniture needs replacement and lots of little things in the house need attention. We were grateful to bring our dogs and the owner is helpful and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your time on Little Gasparilla Island and that your furry friends were able to join you. Having a well stocked kitchen is important and we are pleased to know that you found the items you needed. Thank you for bringing to our attention the items that need some TLC. We aim to make each guests stay as pleasant as possible and are working towards completing the repairs that we are now aware of. We look forward to hearing from you for your next island vacation.
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5

Island life is as goods as it gets @ Dock Envy on LGI......

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely had an amazing time @ Dock Envy......the location was perfect, the house was very comfortable & accomidating. Hands down was the best place we have stayed on this island & we have been visiting LGI since our children were young....and it was special to share this memory with our granddaughters that by the way did not want to leave Dock Envy because they loved it so much. The evening trips to the end of the dock every evening for night Snook party was so crazy to watch & we all loved it despite them apparently knowing "it was not snook season" so a lot of catch & release. I have never caught that many snook in my life as I did that week....they were everywhere. The girls loved the beach and the golf cart was a plus for that for sure. We also enjoyed our afternoon boat trips to the sandbar where we enjoyed cooling off as did our Golden Retriever Rascal...loved it!!!! The daily sightings of Dolphins, Manatee & Tarpon was so cool. Awesome sunsets too. Anyway, LOVED OUR STAY, and can't wait to go back. Thank you very much :)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing the highlights of a fabulous vacation! Thank you so much for sharing your LGI experiences with us. We are happy to hear that the property was comfortable and accommodating. Looking forward to hearing from you for your next island visit.
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Rates & Availability

Placida Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,400
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Map

Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Waterside Grill, and Fishery Resturant
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Fishery or Waterside Bar & Grill (by boat)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Little Gasparilla Island
Car: not necessary

Little Gasparilla Island (LGI) is a bridgeless & roadless barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, between Tampa and Naples. You leave your car at one of the marinas and take a 10-15 minute boat ride to the private dock and cottage. The island is approximately 7 miles long and approximately 1/4-1/2 mile wide. LGI is the perfect place to wind down and relax. You can take leisurely strolls on the beach, or explore the interior of the island along the many sandy paths. An option is to rent a golf cart, grab a cooler and just take your Sunday drive anytime you want. What about that book you have been wanting to read or going fishing either at the end of the dock or on a boat (either yours or a rental). Guides are also available in the area.

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