|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Enjoy quaint and quiet Little Gasparilla Island, a bridgeless, roadless barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico located between Sarasota and Naples. There are sandy paths and golf cart trails on the island. There are no cars, stores, or restaurants!
Gulf Street stretches from the bay to the gulf, and our house is almost midway. From the dock you’ll have a short walk to our stilt home with its large deck for relaxing. A dock cart is provided for getting your supplies to the house. The beach is a short walk from the house in the opposite direction! There is a beach access directly at the end of the lane. Enjoy nature, 7 miles of beautiful, uncrowded beaches, and a relaxing, tropical setting!
The 3 bedroom, 2 bath house has a king-sized bed and 2 twin beds upstairs, along with a bathroom, living area and kitchen.
The downstairs bedroom suite is not accessible from upstairs, so it truly offers privacy! The suite has a private entrance with a deck that leads to a spacious bedroom with a king bed, a private bathroom, and a sitting area with a flat-screen TV.
Relax in the hammock, read or visit with friends and family on the spacious upstairs deck!
The kitchen has a toaster, microwave, coffee bean grinder, coffee maker, and blender. All linens are provided, as well as a supply of basic paper and storage items. A cooler, beach chairs and towels, an umbrella and beach toys are provided. Pack light!
Leave your car at the marina, and take a 10 minute ride via the water taxi, or bring your boat and use our dock! Transportation is not necessary on Little Gasparilla Island; however golf cart rental is available through a separate party, if you don't want to explore on foot.
The beach is beautiful. Great shells and petrified sharks' teeth can be found. If you walk 1.75 miles south, you'll end up at the southernmost tip of the island. A mile north of our access is Don Pedro State Park. You can walk further north (about 4 miles) to the northern tip of the island.
Fish from the dock or the beach, and if you have a boat, you are surrounded by some of Florida's greatest fishing spots. It's not unusual to see dolphins, gopher tortoises, osprey, wading birds, manatees, and bald eagles.
Enjoy gorgeous sunrises and sunsets!
Bring your groceries, sunscreen, fishing gear, hat, sunglasses and the books you've been meaning to read, and get ready for a unique, relaxing experience!
We just purchased this beautiful island home from the previous owners that still have a home a few doors down on Gulf Street. We began renting from them and fell in love with the island life. We love the relaxing atmosphere of LGI. - Matt and Stephanie Heidel
Matt & Stephanie Heidel purchased this house in 2015
We love Gulf Street with its single-family homes and privacy. The lane connects the dock on the bayside to the beach on the Gulf. It is a narrow part of the island.
Our guests have always enjoyed the tropical view from the deck, and we have had many state the downstairs private suite is ideal for traveling couples/families. After a warm day in the sun or out on the water, it is a relaxing, quiet 'home' in which to return.
My family and I enjoyed a great week at Seafanz. We love the island, simple, unpretentious and adventurous. The cottage is clean, well cared for and comfortable. The new kitchen was a real treat for my wife to spend time having fun cooking meals. We dragged our little boat down from New Jersey, so we were able to get to and from the island easily, as well as an amazing day trip to Caya Costa, fishing, sight seeing. The owners attentive . When I shared a few minor items with them, such as the need for a new beach umbrella, better tires for the beach cart and some protruding nails on the community dock, the owners not only drove down and went out to the island to address these minor items but extended me a personal phone call thanking me for letting them know about them . The rental fee is fair and affordable for us. The improvements and the attention Seafanz is getting make you look forward to next year. We only wished we had 2 weeks to spend, with all the non stop driving we had to do from NJ. We love the feel of this place and we would certainly recommend it, but we don't recommend it for spring break, hopefully that's our week !
I had a great stay in this house, the place has a very welcoming feel and the island culture is so unique, everything in the house worked perfectly and we had no issues, would absolutely recommend!
I stayed here over Memorial Day weekend and it was perfect!
The walk from the dock to the house was brief and made for an easy unload. The house is about halfway between the beach and dock. The house was well kept and was plenty spacious for the six of us. I was particularly pleased with the open kitchen, made it possible for several of us to be in there at once. After spending half the day out on the beach, I found the hammock on the upstairs porch rather useful for a siesta. Couldn't stay away from the beach for long though-- so many sharks' teeth and shells to collect! After a long day in the sun, it was nice to go back to a comfortable bed.
If I can give any advice, it is to PACK LIGHT. We were advised to do this by the owners and couldn't be more grateful we did. Almost everything but clothes and food were already provided there. What a great vacation!
Thanks Ken and Diana!
Can't wait to go back! :)
Very clean, well supplied and maintained! Everything was in perfect working order! We only needed to bring our food & clothes:) We had forgotten a few personal items, looked in the bathroom vanity, and found what we needed. Very short walk to the beach! Everything you need to enjoy a day at the beach, was supplied in the laundry room downstairs! Ken and Diane are wonderful hosts for the week! They helped us unload our stuff from our car onto their boat...and again from the boat to the beach house, and back to the car! We stayed with our 15 and 5 year old, and on the times we weren't at the beach, there were plenty of board games videos, all kinds of things to do ...even inside the house. Don't forget to bring burgers and steaks to grill out on the beautiful front porch...or maybe even the fish you caught;) We definitely recommend the "Seafanz" to our friends and family! We will certainly schedule to stay there again! My 5 year old especially loved the plate of cookies Diane had waiting for us on the kitchen counter!
Our stay at "Seafanz" was great ! Our house was perfect. The owners had it so well equipped and supplied with everything we needed. We only needed to bring our food and clothes to the island. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach, so we could come and go often. No need to pack lots of stuff ! And to top off the day, the sunsets were beautiful! Diana and Ken were great hosts and we look forward to our next visit!
If you're looking for an idyllic beach house, with a gorgeous deck and the scent of honeysuckle in the morning, if you want to feel as relaxed and comfortable as if you were in your own home, 'Seafanz' is the place to experience it on Little Gasparilla Island. From the moment we stepped off the boat, our host, Diana, was there to help - talk about accomodating - she goes way above and beyond - not only did she bring our rented golf cart down to the dock, which is actually only 4 houses away from the one we rented, but then came back with her's to take the rest of our stuff in one trip, and even carried it up the stairs with us! There is nothing you could want for - even our black lab was in heaven - it's all there - beach chairs, umbrella, DVDs for the nightime, well stocked kitchen, and if you've forgotten anything, Diana makes you feel so comfortable you can just give her a ring, like we did when we forgot soy sauce for our steaks - she walked it right over to us! The beach, just a minute away, is beautiful, and when Diana found I was a shell collector and really interested in Shark's teeth, she brought me a bag full of them which she just collected on the beach. The photos and and house description listed don't even come close to how beautiful, inviting and sparkling clean everything is - it's just paradise waiting. Definitely going back for another visit - and wouldn't go anywhere else but 'Seafanz'.
Barrier Island Between Tampa & Naples Off Florida's W. Coast.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Fully refundable $200 security/damage deposit required.
$20/person/night for additional people.
Pets must be approved in advance. $75 per pet. Pets up to 40# will be considered.
Inquire for rates for shorter stays. 3-night minimum.
12% taxes (Charlotte County and Florida State) apply to rental fee.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.