|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The Captain's Bungalow is a single family home located on the secluded island of Little Gasparilla. The island is situated in southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, just north of world famous Boca Grande. LGI (Little Gasparilla Island) is away from it all with access only by boat and no paved roads. Getting around the island is easy by walking on the sand paths or traveling through the Australian Pines on a golf cart. Wildlife is abundant on and around the island with Gopher tortoises, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Sea turtles, Dolphins, Manatees and numerous salt water fish including Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Flounder and much more. Whether it's sitting on the dock soaking up the sunshine or fishing for your prize catch of the day, the list is endless with the possibilities. The white sandy beach with the azure blue Gulf of Mexico awaits your beach chair. Imaging the tranquility of the beach with very few visitors. Seven miles of beach access are at your disposal.
Our home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a large kitchen/ living great-room. The kitchen comes fully equipped for your culinary needs. The screen porch is an excellent place to read or just relax on the porch swing. If hammocks are more your style the covered area under the house is perfect for you. A gas grill is provided for you to prepare your catch of the day or a delicious steak.
Satellite TV is available as well as a PlayStation 3 gaming system. Plug your smart phone into our stereo and relax listening to your favorite music.
Two bedrooms upstairs feature queen beds with memory foam mattresses. Our downstairs bedroom has two single beds and another bathroom. If you must do laundry, we have our own washer and dryer downstairs and there is plenty of room to store your catch of the day or extra ice in our downstairs refrigerator/ freezer.
The large yard is quite unique for the island. There is plenty of space for relaxing on the lawn to play corn hole, croquet or boci ball. We even have a fire pit for evening bonfires and smores creations. Our home is rented on a one week minimum during season.
We purchased this dream property and took six months to bring it up to our standards. We decorated it with care and added many items from our personal home and travels. This is our second home that we are happy to share with you. We hope that the memories are long lasting like they are for us when we get the chance to stay at the Captatin's Bungalow.
Relax and enjoy!
Greg Adams purchased this house in 2011
How often do you get the chance to get away from it all? This is it.
When you are on Little Gasparilla Island, you may only be less than a mile from the mainland, but you feel free & far .
Seclusion and peace and quiet! Quiet walks on the beach and you can even bring your dog. Access is by boat only. If you don't have your own boat, water taxi service may be arranged.
Love the house and beach going fishing cooking on the grill sitting on the deck enjoying the peace feel like it's home there.
Sully and Maria
Our 3 generaton family loved this house. It's close enough to the beach to hear the waves from the porch swing. Also to go back and forth to use the bathroom for the kids. The younest generation loved having thier own downstairs apartment, while the adults relaxed in the quiet upstairs. Our dog enjoyed having a big shaded yard. One night we had fun roasting smores in the firepit. Greg is great to work with. Also he provided alot of free bottled drinking water. Which is a big deal when you have to carry everything to the island by water taxi.
We just love this place . Greg was very helpful and went above and beyond for us . This place had everything then some . Way more than a couple with there dog would ever need. NICE house ,very large yard , a HUGE fire pit. The central location 150 steps to the dock and 100 steps to the beach was very quiet and relaxing for us. If you enjoy doing nothing on vacation this is the place to be . If you enjoy kaos you might want to go elsewhere. If you enjoy doing nothing but relaxing, look no further than LGI
The Captain's Bungalow was a perfect winter getaway for us and our big dog. Little Gasparilla is a quiet, small island only accessible by boat. Love that! Captain Greg, owner of the Bungalow, graciously transported us from the mainland with our gear and provisions out to the island via his deep-sea fishing boat and got us oriented at the house. His very friendly dog, Miley, made our big pup feel welcome. The Captain's Bungalow is airy, breezy and full of beautiful, whimsical nautical/beach art. Makes you really feel you are on vacation. It was sparkling clean and the decor was casual & tropical, with beautiful tiled floors throughout the house, including a newly tiled floor on the big screened-in porch. The kitchen was spacious with lots of wide counters and nicely supplied with utensils, cookware and dishes. I like to cook and found every gadget/tool I needed. We enjoyed cooking steaks and burgers on the charcoal grill; there is also a gas grill available. The house has two full-sized refrigerators, we found it handy to store our cold drinks and water in the downstairs one. We brought our dinghy with its small outboard, and made a couple of trips across the pretty bay to the mainland for groceries during the week. The dock is only a 2-minute walk from the house. The beach is also about a 2-3 minute walk. The 'roads' are just sandy footpaths on the island, and we took beach chairs and snacks to the beach every late afternoon for happy hour and to watch the sun set into the Gulf of Mexico. We had the beach nearly to ourselves that week after Thanksgiving; just an occasional friendly local or visitor, and a few happy dogs. There were no bugs (maybe they aren't around in December?). The water was bracing that time of year, we did enjoy wading and tried swimming one day, but no snorkeling. Lots of beautiful shells and sharks' teeth along the beach. Our dog -loved- the hours of walking the beach, chasing egrets and pelicans and cooling her belly in the water. We ate all our meals on the screened-in porch and spent hours sitting and reading on the porch swing. The Captain's Bungalow is set among towering trees with sunlight filtering through in long shafts -- with the beach just footsteps away. One night I got up and sat on the porch swing in the dark, with silver moonlight shining down through the trees and only the sound of the waves and an owl hunting. We really had a wonderful time here and would love to do this again!
We have been coming to LGI for 8 years. We have stayed in many wonderful rental properties. Captain's Bungalow is by far one of the best. It was well located on the island for dock and beach. It was cozy and warm. Pet friendly too and our pups always come with us. The owners were so thoughtful and accommodating. The outdoor shower is a home run. Our stay was peaceful and laid-back. We loved it. We will certainly stay there in the future.
Just got back from two week stay at the Captain's Bungalow and truly hated to have to leave! The house is situated in such a peaceful, private spot. Aside from beach time, we spent most of our time on the screened in porch either playing games or swinging on the swing. Was the perfect spot to rock our 10 month old to sleep at night! The downstairs bedroom proved to be too detached aka "scary" for our kids to sleep in, so they ended up on the pull out couch every night, which was adequate. Overall we all (me, my husband, my Mom, and four kids!) had a great time!! House has plenty of beach chairs, toys, even a smoker my husband used to make some killer pulled pork! Def recommend the Captain's Bungalow!
My husband and I have a very relaxing week at the bungalow:). Everything needed was provided and the weather was perfect. The only drawback were the MOSQUETOES !! We will remember to bring additional bug spray next year. Would recommend the bungalow to anyone who needs to "get away".
Our home is located on Little Gasparilla Island, near Don Pedro State Park. This is just a short walk away. World class tarpon fishing is also right off of the beach as well as our neighboring island of Boca Grande.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.