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Debbie Munholand

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Old Florida like you will never see again.....

31 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 Bathroom townhouse directly on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico.

CLOSEST rental to the beach at Hideaway Bay

Our townhouse has the master suite upstairs with a King size bed and private full bathroom. On the main level we have the 2nd bedroom with Bunkbeds. The bunkbed offers a Full size bed over a Full size bed with a Full size pull out trundle. The second bedroom has a full bath in the adjacent hallway that can be made private by simply closing the door to the hall. The main level also has the living room with a brand new fold out double sleeper bed. The fully stocked kitchen and dining area with seating for six, create the 'great room' that is the main living area of the townhouse. The family room has a flat screen television with DirectTV service. Attached to the living area is a screened in porch with table and chairs that looks directly out onto the beach. At the end of the day relax on the screened patio to watch the most beautiful sunsets on Florida's west coast. Our unit is the CLOSEST rental to the beach in all of Hideaway Bay Beach Club with island decor just recently redecorated in 2012.

Below the main level is an enclosed storage area that houses the golf cart, charcoal grill, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys, 2 kayaks and many more island friendly items for your enjoyment. The lower level also has an outdoor shower and wash area. It is very popular to enjoy the shade that is offered under the unit to relax and wind down at the end of the day. After the sun goes down enjoy a movie or play a board game with your family from the large library.

Spend your vacation on a boat access ONLY island. No bridges, cars, malls...(no commercial interest) distinctly different, by design. No high-rises, OLD FLORIDA... the last of it's kind. Catch our private Ferry to shuttle you across the ICW to the pristine Little Gasparilla Island. (Named for the legendary...Jose' Gaspar the infamous pirate) This island is for those that want to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL' This 7 mile island is known worldwide for the spectacular shells that wash up daily. On a typical day walking the beach you may only encounter a few other people. One third of the island is a State Park so the density on the island is extremely low.

Enjoy your day walking on the beach, basking in the sun, taking a golf cart ride around the island to see the eclectic historic homes and beach cottages. Make friends with all of the critters that call the island home.... Osprey, Gopher tortoise, Great Blue Heron, beach crabs, sand pipers, and just off shore, the world's best Tarpon fishing as well as Red Fish and Snook. A very short walk to the beach is an evening ritual on the island to watch the sun set slowly into the horizon. The darkness of the island will then give way to some of the best star gazing that city dwellers will ever see. There is practically no light pollution on the island. Some may even be lucky enough to witness the magnificent Loggerhead Turtles laying their eggs.

A short five minute ride back to the mainland on our Ferry will bring you within a half mile of the causeway to the luxurious island of Boca Grande, a popular vacation spot for the rich and famous. (former presidents, movie stars, recording artist (Rock & country), film producers, Corporate moguls ... you never know who you will see) Fine dining, shopping and sightseeing await you there.

Paradise, heaven on earth, island life, Hideaway Bay... by any name, it is a vacation you will want to return to as soon as you are able.

UNLESS OTHERWISE ARRANGED:

Check out ..... leave the island on the 10:00 am ferry

Check in........arrive on the island on the 4:00pm ferry

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Debbie Munholand (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Debbie Munholand

We live in Sarasota, just about 45 minute from the island. We live the hectic life and were looking for a place on the water that we could take our family, totally away from the hustle and bustle of running our family business. We spent almost every weekend on the island when our daughter was young. It was very special to us, because there were no distractions and we could simply 'be a family'. We shelled, snorkeled, boated and fished during the day and at night we played cards, boardgames or watched a movie that we had been wanting to see. It 'forced' us to be a family.

Some of the best memories of our lives are from weekends on Little Gasparilla Island. We would not change a thing. Our daughter is now grown with children of her own, and she relishes taking her family there to relive her childhood memories.

We invite you and your family to begin a tradition of just simply 'being a family' together in our family's island paradise.

Debbie Munholand purchased this condo in 1991

Why Debbie Munholand chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Hideaway Bay Beach Club is unique in that we maintain our own private ferry to and from the island. ALL the other residents on the island must provide their own transportation to and from the island. This was a BIG plus for us.

There are only a handful of boat access islands left in FL, that only allow golf cart traffic. We saw it as a 'laid back' type of old Florida that is so very rare these days. Flip flops, shorts, bathing suits, straw hats is the style of the day.... everyday. There's nothing hoity-toity about our little island.

What makes this condo unique

Our private Ferry is free for your use during your entire stay. We have a large heated pool that all guests are welcome to use. Beach chairs, umbrellas, golf cart, beach games, and a large selection of videos are all there for your enjoyment. Our well maintained Golf Cart with a lift kit is free for your use during your vacation, by licensed drivers. We provide the golf cart to you as a convenience. PLEASE WASH IT before you put it away when you leave.

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

Old Florida like you will never see again.....
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
winter haven, fl, usa
5

great condo...great owner... great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this Little Gasparilla Island condo was so smooth and enjoyable. The owner was so helpful and made our stay so easy that I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, It was a pleasure having you stay at our unit. Thank you for all that you did to leave the condo so perfectly clean. That is the cleanest that anyone has ever left it... our cleaning girl thought someone else had come in and cleaned it before she got there. WOW.. thanks Please come again and stay for longer. DEB
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5

Wonderful Beach Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time being to Little Gasperilla Island and I have fallen in love with the place and the condo I stayed in. The beach was not crowed, was beautiful, plenty of seashells to pick up, and the sunset is gorgeous. Just very peaceful there and just able to relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The condo was very clean, very roomy, had everything one needs to cook with, just steps away from the beach, and just sitting on the porch has very good views. Got to use the golf cart and got to explore the island. There was plenty of stuff to use for the beach. The owners of this condo was very delightful and easy to work with. So yes, I would love and will visit Little Gasperilla Island again and stay hopeful at this very same condo. Thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven with my guest and me.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you... please come again when you can. I'm sure the twins loved the bunk beds!!😊
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5

Perfect peaceful Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

Little Gasperilla Island was exactly what we were looking for! Beach that is not crowded, gorgeous sunsets, nature and just relaxation. This unit was the perfect place to host what LGI has to offer. The unit is steps to the beach, very clean and organized, has everything you need to cook and make cocktails, roomy ( we had 2 adults and 2 teenagers) everyone had their own space when needed, golf cart allowed us to explore the entire island, kayaks were great and we saw dolphins and manatee. The value of having a ferry was great but it was hard to leave the Island. We found handfuls of shark's teeth every day. We WILL be back and can't imagine staying any where else. Perfect for family or girl's week getaway. Can't wait to come back. The owners were great to work with. Thanks for sharing your getaway

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We loved having guests as ideal as your family was. We understand exactly what you mean when you said... it's really hard to leave the island. We were out there for Memorial Day, and were so sad to say goodbye to our little piece of paradise. We look forward to having you back ,again. Deb
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5

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you board the ferry to first stepping on the sand you will not want to leave. As wonderful as the beach is this vacation home is what makes it special. It is spacious and very well stocked. This was our first visit and I brought too much stuff. The kitchen is very well stocked just bring the food,you can make just about anything, plenty of towels for the beach and showers. It is so close to the beach we could let our older children be on their own some. The rooms are spacious and everything is very clean. The downstairs bedroom has wonderful bunk beds,full size instead of twins with a trundle. There was no arguing over space as there was plenty. Outside shower to help get off salt and sand make cleaning up kids a breeze. Our first day we had hard rain off and on, there were movies games and plenty of books to choose from making the time go by calmly.This is as close to being on vacation but at home as you can get. The owners are wonderful and try to be as helpful as possible, they were never too busy to answer any questions. The people on the island are quiet and very nice, welcoming visitors for a week or a month.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review! It truly is much more of a home than a rental, but I never really thought of it in that way. We love sharing our little piece of paradise that we have been blessed with. I'm hoping you will come back again next Fall. Fondly, Deb & Todd
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Chicago
5

wonderful winter vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at little Gasparilla island. We were especially pleased staying this time because the owners include a golf cart and canoes. The location is perfect! Right next to the beach. The fishing was amazing both on the beach front and on the pier. There is a pool and a public bbq. The kitchen is nice everything is included for cooking and eating. The neighbors are friendly and everyone in general. We canoed often and the experience was unforgettable. Saw dolphins and a manatee! We stayed two weeks and we loved it so much that we could of stayed for a month and we will gladly return to the paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Loretta! I'm so happy that it worked out that you could experience New Years Eve on the island. It's like nothing other... Only experiencing it can explain it. It's always my favorite weekend out there. Thank you for all your clean up before leaving. Much appreciated. Deb
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5

Yet another great time

  • 5 of 5

We've been to the island numerous times, and always seek out G2 first. Owners are thoughtful and responsive. Coffee maker died on us during our stay and they offered to bring one right to us. Condo is pretty and inviting. We'll be back, over and over.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It has always been a pleasure you have you stay at our Island home. I know how much you love the Island. 🌴 Thank for your help also, I greatly appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon. Deb
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Sarasota, FL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fishery Restaurant and Lounge
Nearest Ferry
500 yards
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sunny Breeze Golf Course
Nearest Train
NA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FL State Road 776
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fishery Restaurant
Nearest Beach
200 steps
Car: recommended

Spend your vacation on a boat access ONLY island. No bridges, cars, malls...(no commercial interest) distinctly different, by design. No high-rises, OLD FLORIDA... the last of it's kind. Catch our private Ferry to shuttle you across the ICW to the pristine Little Gasparilla Island. ( Named for the legendary...Jose' Gaspar the infamous pirate) This island is for those that want to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL' This 7 mile island is known worldwide for the spectacular shells that wash up daily. Enjoy your day walking on the beach, basking in the sun, taking a golf cart ride around the island to see the eclectic historic homes and beach cottages. Make friends with all of the critters that call the island home.... Osprey, Gopher tortoise, Great Blue Heron, beach crabs, sand pipers, and just off shore, the world's best Tarpon fishing as well as Red Fish and Snook. At night walk on the beach to witness the magnificent Loggerhead Turtles laying their eggs.

At the end of the day relax on the screened lani to watch the most beautiful sunsets on Florida's west coast. Our unit is the CLOSEST rental to the beach in all of Hideaway Bay Beach Club with island decor just recently redecorated in 2012.

A short ride (5 minutes ) back to the mainland on our Ferry will bring you within a half mile of the causeway to the luxurious island of Boca Grande, a popular vacation spot for the rich and famous. (former presidents, movie stars, recording artist (Rock & country), film producers, Corporate moguls ... you never know who you will see) Fine dining, shopping and sightseeing await you there.

Paradise, heaven on earth, island life, Hideaway Bay... by any name, it is a vacation you will want to return to as soon as you are able.

For more information I recommend this article and video. Our condo is seen on the golf cart tour around the 8 minute mark

http://www.blogthebeach.com/2013/gulf-beaches/little-gasparilla/little-gasparilla-avoids-urban-sprawl

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Rates & Availability

Little Gasparilla Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$179
$1,323
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 12.0%

We accept check, MC, Visa, AmEx and Discover.

If you are going to use the Golf Cart a $59.00 Damage Protection insurance fee is required.

Unless otherwise arranged... Please make note of these times

CHECK IN 4:00 pm ferry
CHECK OUT 10:00 am ferry

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • outdoor shower not private, but feels great after a swim in the Gulf
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , HIDE A BED IN LIVING ROOM
    Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed , Full over Full with a Full Trundle
  • Upstairs Master bed... King size with private bathroom. Window view of the gulf of Mexico. Downstairs bedroom, Full size bunk beds with a full trundle and full bath Queen fold out in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This townhouse is the closest rental unit to the beach in all of Hideaway Bay Beach Club, and is newly decorated for your pleasure.

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