Excellent fishing right off the dock!
Redfish Retreat on Little Gasparilla Island
Hosted by Laurie
Laurie is the host.Laurie is a superhost.
7 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
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Redfish Retreat is close to both the beach and the bay, making it perfect to enjoy the best of Little Gasparilla Island. You’ll love this home because of the dual master suites upstairs, both of which have Gulf views from the balcony...which make it perfect for two couples! The kitchen is fabulous with brand new appliances, granite countertops, luxury wood cabinets and stylish accessories. This home is good for couples, families with kids -- and even your pets are welcome!

The space

This newly built island home is nestled on Little Gasparilla Island which is one island north of Boca Grande. Little Gasparilla Island is a boat access only barrier island, 10 minutes from the mainland with no high-rise or commercial development. This double master suite home is 3 bedroom, 3 bath, open floor plan with wrap around balcony has all first class finishes. It features travertine floors, upgraded granite throughout, luxury wood custom cabinetry, high end fixtures/ceiling fans with views from the spacious top sundeck of island sunsets and the Gulf of Mexico. This island retreat includes a deep water private/shared dock with power and water for any size vessel. It features a large screened in patio, outdoor shower, golf cart garage with ample storage, fish cleaning station and 2 extra capacity filtered cisterns. This unique island community property includes a ‘gulf to bay’ access for renters with private beach access spanning the entire width of the island. This exclusive island with white sandy beaches is never crowded and is known for its flats fishing for redfish, snook & trout. Located perfectly for outdoor enthusiasts with Don Pedro Island State Park steps away to the north and world famous Boca Grande tarpon fishing directly to the south.

Guest access

The entire home is available for your use. There is also a golf cart available for your use for an additional fee. Please note the golf cart is offered as a courtesy only. If the cart does not work or breaks during your stay, we will refund any money paid but the owner will not be responsible for providing a replacement cart for use during your stay.Please let us know if you would like to include the golf cart in your stay and we will send you a special offer with the fee applied.

Interaction with guests

We have a home on the mainland nearby, so we will respect your privacy. However if you have issues during your stay, we have on-island help, including our housekeeper and handyman who can usually respond to problems quickly. Keep in mind, however, that on an island, EVERYTHING takes longer to get repaired.

Other things to note

You park your vehicle at Eldred's Marina on the Boca Grande Causeway. You pay for parking ($6/day) and it is perfectly safe to leave your car there. The water taxi will pick you up there and drop you at our dock.

Please note that IF you wish to use the golf cart, an additional fee will be charged and included as a special offer. Pricing is based on length of stay. There is also a $100 pet fee if you wish to bring a pet.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $22 NZD / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee $222 NZD
Security Deposit $592 NZD
Weekly Discount: 21%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Please note cleaning fees will be increased for stays of 14 nights or longer. Pets allowed with payment of $100 pet fee (per pet) and advanced notice that you will be bringing the pet. No events allowed and two members of the group must be 25 years old.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
No parking on property - You must park at the marina. The fee is $6 per day ($8 with a boat trailer).
Amenity limitations - The island is only accessible via boat. There is no wired internet. You can use a mobile hotspot or a verizon jetpack may be available upon request.
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 20, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

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Placida, Florida, United StatesJoined in May 2015
Laurie User ProfileLaurie is a superhost.

My husband Buddy and I have lived on Little Gasparilla Island for over 30 years and we love to introduce guests to the joys of tropical island living. We love the pristine beauty of the beach, the friendly atmosphere of the island and the "old Florida" laid back ambiance. The peace and quiet and relaxation that you experience while on the island make it unlike any other vacation!

We have another home on the mainland, so when you stay on the island, we give you lots of space and privacy...but if you need anything, we are nearby and our housekeeper lives on island if you have any maintenance issues. We want you to relax and embrace the island lifestyle.

No roads, no cars, no stress...long, lazy days spent reading a book on the beach, snorkeling off the sandbar, collecting shells from the beach and enjoying a fabulous sunset from the front porch....THIS is what makes a vacation on Little Gasparilla different from other Florida vacations! Tourists and traffic are just a mainland memory!

We can tell you where to find the best shells or shark's teeth, help you rent kayaks or stand up paddle boards, and tell you where the freshest seafood can be found (other than what you catch off the dock!)

Just bring your groceries, flip flops and a tropical attitude!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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