Our Caribbean-inspired home sits directly on the beach for the best Little Gasparilla vacation! From the restful handmade hammocks to our tropical tiki hut in the dunes, Coconut Hideaway has been created to offer the ultimate island expererience.
Coconut Hideaway is full of souvenirs from our travels abroad and antiques that we have collected over the years. We created it to best capture the cooling breezes from the Gulf of Mexico, with broad overhangs to keep the house cooler. We offer handmade cotton hammocks to relax in, a piano, a small house library, and the house is fully stocked with everything you need for a fabulous beach vacation...even beach towels and sunscreen. Just bring your groceries, your flip flops and a tropical attitude.
NOTE: The island is accessible by water taxi or private boat only. We have a dock slip if you choose to rent a boat. We also offer beach chairs and an umbrella, and we have an island concierge who can meet you at the dock and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you.
The entire house is yours to enjoy. There is also space to dock a boat or jet ski if you wish to rent one during your stay. Kayaks are available for rental as well.
Interaction with guests
We have an office on the mainland just 15 minutes away and can always be reached by cell if you have any issues. Our housekeeper also lives on island if you have immediately needs. Her contact information is provided when you book.
Other things to note
There are no restaurants or grocery stores on the island so all groceries need to be brought over with you on the water taxi. Water taxi should be reserved about a week in advance.
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.
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.
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!