RoseMary's BeachHouse is truly a gem. This delightful beach cottage has been totally renovated and redecorated with an eye for detail. From the granite countertops to the elegant, upscale tropical furnishings, this home has been meticulously and lavishly appointed. The open plan living and dining area offers views of the Gulf from EVERY window and the kitchen is a dream!
The home is fully equipped with everything you need for your beach vacation including wi-fi, a washer and dryer, dishwasher, trash compactor, brand new Weber electric grill (no lugging charcoal to the island!) and state-of-the art GE Advantium Microwave-Convection oven. (please note there is not a conventional oven.) You need only bring your bathing suit and groceries! The master bedroom offers views of the Gulf, and stained glass doors for added privacy. The second bedroom is tucked away in the back of the house for peace and serenity. This home has not been rented in the past....the owners designed it for their own personal taste and comfort. For that reason, it does not represent the typical beach rental (URL HIDDEN) is truly an elegant beachfront home, not a 'rental unit'. it provides the perfect spot for a romantic getaway, for a small family or two couples. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests.
Downstairs, lush tropical foliage surrounds the house and a ground-level deck allows you to sit in the shade, watch your children on the beach and still be just steps from the house.
The beach, however, is everyone's main focus and it is superb...clean and pristine, rarely crowded, teeming with dolphins, shore birds, sea turtles and the occasional manatee. You can fish off the dock -- or off the beach right in front of the house. Beach chairs are provided for your comfort and your rental also includes use of a dock slip if you choose to rent a boat. Ask us about kayak rentals, golf cart rentals and stand up paddle boards...we can help you arrange the most active vacation -- or you can simply relax on the beach and do nothing. Your rental also includes the services of our island concierge who will meet you at the dock and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you.
RoseMary's Beach House combines both elegance and luxury with the rustic charm of a tropical beach vacation...sure to be a spot you will want to return to again and again!
Interaction with guests
We have a home on the island, and another home on the mainland 10 minutes away. We value your privacy so we will not bother you or be intrusive, but we can get to the home quickly if you have issues. Our housekeeper lives on the island 10 minutes away and we have a local handyman that we can send out if there are maintenance issues. Please note, however, that the handyman is subject to the same problems getting to the island that you were. If something breaks after 4 PM chances are almost 100% that it will not be repaired until the following day. This is a remote barrier island and our mantra is "go with the flow".
The home is fully equipped with everything you need for your beach vacation including wi-fi, a washer and dryer, dishwasher, trash compactor, brand new Weber electric grill (no lugging charcoal to the island!) and state-of-the art GE Advantium Microwave-Convection oven. (please note there is not a conventional oven.)
Each booking guest agrees to provide list of all occupants and other contact info, and agrees not to exceed the number of occupants listed on the booking request submitted.
Pets are welcome with the payment of a $100 pet fee per pet; pets must be current on their vaccinations and must be on preventative flea and tick control. Pets are not allowed on the beds or furniture. Please rinse sand of your pet before allowing him/her back into the house and police the yard and beach of pet waste. You must notify us upon booking if you plan to bring a pet.
Prior to departure you are required to wash your dishes and launder any beach towels you have used. Laundry facilities are provided. No smoking anywhere inside the house. No parties allowed; only the people in the reservation may be at the house without prior permission. You will be required to sign our rental contract listing these terms. At least two members of your group must be age 25 or older. Please don't take these rules to mean you are not welcome. To the contrary, they are how we help ensure that the beach house stays lovely and clean so all our guests can have the best vacation of their lives!
-Please note cleaning fees will be increased for stays of 14 nights or longer.
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!