This home combines spacious indoor and outdoor living areas with fabulous views and the ultimate beachfront lifestyle. Stunning views of the beach, private dune walk, outdoor dining and sunning, private rooftop balcony and the best beach in SW FL!
Three bedrooms are on the main floor, including the master with a king bed. There are two bathrooms on the main floor. BUT, the upstairs four bedroom has a view TO DIE FOR! No bathroom, so you have to go outdoors, downstairs and back in the house....but it is the best room in the house and has its own private sun deck! Please note that Little Gasparilla Island is a barrier island with no bridge. You cannot drive to the island. All access is via water taxi. There are no stores or restaurants on the island. This remoteness is part of what makes the island so unique, but keep in mind that access is not a simple matter of driving to the island and parking your car...you drive to a marina on the mainland, park your car, catch the water taxi with all your luggage and groceries, and the taxi drops you at our dock, where our concierge can meet you with his golf cart. It requires a bit of an adventurous spirit!
You have access to the entire house, including a free dock slip, private dune walk, beach chairs and miles of private beach. Please note this home rents for one-week minimums.
Interaction with guests
The rental agents are nearby if you have any issues, but far enough away to respect your privacy.
Other things to note
Rental golf carts are available to explore the island...but many people just prefer to walk up and down the beach. Please note this is the tropics and there will be mosquitos and noseeums. (Also known as midges or sand gnats.) Bring bug spray! For noseeums, the best product is Avon Skin-So-Soft.
Prices include state sales tax but do not include the tourist tax levied by Charlotte County (5%). Guests must pay this tax separately upon booking by providing a payment via check or credit card. We are a licensed property and therefore must collect local tax on every booking.
Pets are welcome with the payment of a $100 pet fee per pet; pets musts 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!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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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!
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