|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Little Gasparilla Island is a wonderful hidden paradise off the beaten path accessible only by private boat or water taxi. There are no bridges or formal paved roads on the island, just charming romantic sand paths where the local residents travel by foot or by golf cart. Little Gasparilla Island is one of the barrier islands along Florida's southeast coast located just north of Boca Grande and about 20 miles north of Sanibel Island off Ft. Myers. It is less than 40 miles south of Sarasota. There are over 7 miles of pristine beach accessible along the Gulf of Mexico available for your pleasure, starting just a few hundred feet from the house. This provides wonderful romantic getaway walks for many couples and endless shelling opportunities for others.
I was born, raised and educated in Florida but I've traveled the world extensively. My dream home is on Little Gasparilla Island and I want to share this dream with others.
Lisa Driscoll purchased this house in 2000
It's easily one of the most charming places I've ever been and I want to share this with others by renting it to like minded people. I have traveled the world extensively but I find Little Gasparilla Island to be one of the best places I've ever been to. I continue to cherish it as I would an old friend. My renters thus far seem to agree.
The location is incredible and for real estate that is what it is usually all about. The property is on the Bay for safety but only a few yards from the beautiful Gulf. Fantastic fishing abounds here as does the beautiful white Gulf sands. Boca Grande, Sarasota, Ft. Myers
We had a wonderful week at Jena se qua Kismet but it was not the incredible fishing or superb beautiful beaches or the boating to exotic nearby locations that we enjoyed...Because it rained 6 out of the 7 days we were there!!! Yet, it was nevertheless wonderful and relaxing with our whole family due to the Giant HD Flat screen in the living room, (and a TV in every bedroom), that saved us!!! We overdosed on CD's, Movies and Shows to our hearts content. We cooked too much in the fully equipped modern kitchen - but that we wrote off as a side effect to the rain. Our family laughed together and ate together and enjoyed each other as never before! Thank you Jena se qua!
Great place! I highly recommend this place! Owner will help you out with anything you need in a timely fashion. Everything you practically need is here. Nice, cozy place, with all of the accommodations.
We can't think of enough good words to describe this adorable romantic get-a-way place with a sexy french name...
It's a boater's dream and a fisherman's dream for sure, or a beach comber's dream and quiet place to listen to the surf; it's all of those things! For me and my husband, it was a fantastic place for a romantic interlude! We rediscovered each other as never before and set aside the crazy world for a wonderful week away from our busy lives...
We can't say enough good about the place or the thoughtful and delightful owner!
We discovered Jena se qua quite by accident but it will now and forever be our special place. It has it all!
Paula & John
I have seldom done a review but I feel compelled this time to pass on the good word to others that might be struggling with their decision to rent an unknown property for the first time far from home. Jena se qua kismet on Little Gasparilla Island, a thin, beautiful, barrier island is everything as advertised and more…! You can’t go wrong.
The Owner was fantastic and eager to help at every turn. She was very responsive to every question we had as well as very knowledgeable about the area. I feel that I’ve made a lifelong friend.
We found the home very clean, well-organized and functionally complete with TV, Music, a fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, pots & pans, etc.
The fire pit off the dock/deck with its comfortable lounge chairs was a big hit for our entire family and we dined every night at the end of the dock in the picnic table provided for us there.
My husband loved the fish cleaning table and we caught fish every day in the bountiful waters.
The home was charming and fully lived up to its name as a “Romantic Get-a-way.”
If we had to do it over again we would have rented a golf cart to tour the entire island, but this is not needed to make the short walk across to white sandy beach on the Gulf side.
The only issues we had which were minor and quickly taken care of by the owner during our stay, were that the snook lights were not working at the end of the dock, and the air in the tires for the boat dock-to-cottage baggage cart were too soft to use at arrival time, but the owner had new tires on for our departure. We love Jena se qua kismet and for sure…
We will be back!!!
Troy & Edith
Little Gasparilla and this property epitomize old Florida. As soon as we arrived, I immediately relaxed and knew this would be a wonderful escape. It was! The house is adorable and well kept - with fabulous linens, a stocked kitchen, and a gorgeous renovated bath (with a double shower and washer/dryer that were much appreciated!) There are no cars on the island, no noise, no stress - just take a swing on the porch or kick back at the end of the dock and watch the amazing wildlife. This is a unique and special place. If you are looking for a place to bond with your family, or just get away from it all, I highly recommend it!
We want to express what a wonderful time we had at your adorable beach house.
We went with friends and were all completely satisfied with the accommodations. It felt as if we were home. You have thought of every thing to make it very comfortable and cozy. Loved the outdoor fire pit and the view from the front porch , the only problem is fighting over who gets to sit on the wonderful porch swing!
We loved the boat dock as we brought our 23 foot privateer fishing boat and had a friend come by with their boat as well and we felt very comfortable docking them both.
We went fishing and had a blast, caught quite a variety of fish.
Loved the short walk to the beach and the beautiful sunrise and sunsets.
We will be making a trip back to your welcoming home just as soon as we can.
Thank you for all of your help and wonderful suggestions
Wow. This was one of the most relaxing vacations I've ever had. The cottage is right on the water and allows you to pull up to a private dock. The house was cozy and comfortable and the scenery was like a vacationing on a post card. With no paved roads, you are really sampling island life. Oh, and don't worry about exploring the island as the home comes with a golf cart to putter around in the sand.
Marina's available by boat on mainland and other islands nearby as are many restaurants including nearby Boca Grande. Cayo Costa State Park and Don Pedro State Park are nearby significant attractions.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.