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linda bailey

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Tropical Home nestled among the coconuts

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

Sand, sun, and water during the day....lazy, tropical breezes at night

Cracker Landing is aptly named for the Florida owner's affinity for the Florida Crackers who settled this land.The owner is descended from many early settlers to southwest Florida. The name reflects a respect for the beauty of the coastal island and for the lovely, interesting life the waters provide. The home is situated in the middle of the island, requiring about a two minute walk to the

beach....approximately 500 feet to the boardwalk. Gentle breezes blow most of the time. There are community boat ramps for those who wish to bring their own boat. There is also a water taxi available for hire at minimal rates. The price quoted will provide you with a trip to the island for two people a trip off the island when you leave provided your stay is for at least 3 nights or more. You will need to pay for parking on the mainland at Eldred's marina, which is currently $6.00 per day.The house is fully air conditioned, has two flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi, and all linens, dishes, and appliances are furnished It is a two-story house with two open decks to sit on. You can relax with your

coffee on either deck as you enjoy the tropical flowers, coconut trees , and watch the ospreys and seagulls as they fly the azure skies.

The inside of the house is mostly paneled with cedar . The upstairs loft-room is also pecky cedar with numerous windows to provide an open feeling. The house has an outdoor shower for showering off the sand from the beach.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
linda bailey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About linda bailey

I am a third generation Floridian who has a great respect for the ;Old Florida; style of living. That connotation implies a closeness with the land, with honor, and with a more simplistic approach to life. Little Gasparilla provides a peaceful sojourn for me as I watch the Ospreys fly about and as I often watch the incredibly lovely, yet changing colors of the daily sunsets.

Why linda bailey chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

My husband and I loved the natural beauty Little Gasparilla Island provides. We built our house in 1984 . It has an abundance of natural cedar wood on the walls; has provided many happy, family times over the years. The appliances are modern, the house well-maintained and is designed with numerous windows for those who like the open feeling.

What makes this house unique

All comforts of a home setting while being also close to the bay and 7 miles of gorgeous gulf beach. Extra lot next to the house provides for privacy and room for children to play. If you are looking for absolutely gorgeous beach and outstanding fishing...then welcome home, traveler. You have arrived at the right spot.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cracker Landing offered my family and me a terrific chance to sit down and do things together that we forget to do in the hubbub and rush of our lives on the mainland. The beach is gorgeous, the bay lovely and the house provides a really comfortable setting with all the modern conveniences yet a sense of privacy and a time for reflection. Each day, my family and I had an opportunity to discover something new and exciting at the beach.

My husband and son enjoyed fishing off the dock and attempting to catch shrimp when the current was flowing. My daughter and I spent most of the time looking for shells at the beach and building sandcastles near the water. The house is two story with two twin beds in the loft and a double bed. The main floor bedroom is spacious and has a king-sized bed. There are two bathrooms and a large tiled shower. The entire house is furnished nicely and is designed for leisurely activities. We loved staying there and hope to return again next year.
Aug 2013
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Tropical Home nestled among the coconuts
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews
Decherd,Tennessee 37324

Peaceful island getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful getaway at cracker landing....thank you so much linda and Doug for sharing your beautiful, peaceful island home. We enjoyed every minute of our stay...even the rain storms. There is know better place to escape from the busyness of life than little Gasparilla island. We hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for an island get-away

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Linda's house. We loved how it was tucked away in the tree tops, and also the comfortable nature of the place. It was clean but not fancy--so we didn't feel like we had to worry about our kids living in the space. The upstairs loft was perfect for our two boys. We did a lot of cooking and did just fine with what was there. It was a short walk to the beach--which was beautiful and uncrowded. It was easy to get to and from the island when we needed to. (There is some junk in the yard, which didn't bother us---but might bother people who expect pristine accommodations.) Linda was very good to deal with. We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best get away ever!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an amazing time at Cracker Landing. We loved the warm and beautiful cottage. We enjoyed having our breakfast and coffee on the wrap around porch. The view was breathtaking! It was so private that we felt like we were the only ones on the island. We can't wait to get back for a longer stay. The owner Linda was amazing and very helpful in filling me in on all of the details. She made our stay perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decherd,Tennessee 37324

Wonderful Island Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazingly wonderful time at Cracker Landing with our two grandchildren and our daughter. Lots of fun on the beach...outdoor shower time was a big hit for our 9 year old and 3 year old...Mamaw and Papa enjoyed it too! Adventures in the golf cart around the island were exciting to them as well. We all enjoyed the peaceful, cozy vacation home and spent a lot of time on the decks among the coconut palms enjoying the wonderful sound of the ocean and Linda's flowers were so beautiful. We had everything we needed other than our food which we brought with us. The icemaker was a big plus! Ms. Linda provided paints for decorating seashells...our little ones had to line shells all around inside edge of outdoor shower! We all had so much fun and made many precious husband and I are planning to return again very soon to this relaxing, peaceful place...there's just no other place like LGI. We love it. Thank you Doug and Linda for sharing your island home with our are amazing folks!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocala, FL

Relaxing, peaceful, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a wonderful week in paradise! It was a really nice experience staying in this home, a real house with all the amenities. Having a cup of coffee on the deck surrounded by flowers and the sound of the breeze in the coconut palms sure was a nice way to start the day. There was miles of beach and a wagon to haul the cooler, the standalone ice maker was a real surprise. Yes, I really liked this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review. It was such a pleasure having you stay at my home. Linda
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Melissa, TX

Fun times

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved Cracker Landing. We had 3 days that were nice enough to go to the beach the other days we stayed inside our cozy vacation home. We had friends staying on the beach and would join them but loved coming back to Cracker Landing. The house was very clean and had all the necessities needed other than our meals.

I would like to thank Linda for sharing her gem at LGI. We will definitely be back hopefully very soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Pirate's Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fiddler's Green
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Road 776
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Gasparilla Fishery
Car: not necessary

This is a barrier island with no commercialization except for golf cart rental.

All restaurants and commercial tours will need to be accessed on the mainland which can be with your private boat or by taking a water taxi. Call 941-697-3820 for golf cart rental....Deric or Connor Flom


Rates & Availability

Little Gasparilla Island House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
cleaning $100

There is a $200.00 reservation/damage fee payable at the time of reservation. There is also a $75.00 cleaning fee; a $50.00 pet fee, if applicable which is non-refundable

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • there are two toilet-sink rooms with a tiled shower in between the two bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
  • one large bedroom with large closet-kingsize bed one upstairs loft-type room that has one queen bed and two single bunk-type beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The downstairs shower offers endless possibilities for a relaxing atmosphere No golf cart provided

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