Relaxing Private Island Home

From $117 / night

Relaxing Private Island Home
Home
2 bedrooms
4 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Type: Home
Per week: $1,100 - $1,150
Per month: $3,500 - $3,600
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Little Gasparilla Island vacation home rental
Casa Contenta of Little Gasparilla Island is a luxurious and secluded key west style island home 500 feet from the Gulf of Mexico and 300 feet from Lemon Bay. Its garden overflows with tropical foliage including palms, hibiscus, bird of paradise, sea grapes, and bougainvillea.

The main floor is perfect for relaxing. The open floor plan connects the kitchen, dining area, living room, and large screened in porch. The wall of sliding glass doors glide open for seamless access between indoors and the private porch situated in tropical splendor.

New hardwood floors, tile, HVAC and ceiling fans in every room are provided for your comfort.The living room is furnished with comfortable leather sofas and recliner. A new 40" Samsung TV, dvd player, small and growing dvd collection, in house library, board games and puzzles provide beach vacation entertainment.

The main-level master suite (with comfortable queen bed and 400 count linens) opens to the porch. Lay in bed and listen to sounds from the Gulf. A full bath is on the main floor.

The upstairs master suite enjoys double decks with expansive island wide views east to the bay and west to the gulf. Open the doors for a cross breeze; watch the sun rise over the bay; sunbathe through the day in privacy and star gaze at night. This bedroom features a comfortable queen bed and full bath nestled under a cathedral ceiling, with beautiful wooden beams.

Fully equipped kitchen with stove, refrigerator, new Bosch dishwasher and indoor new LG washer and dryer. As cooks ourselves, we have stocked the kitchen with everything you need for meal preparation and entertaining. Coffee maker, capresso burr grinder, espresso moka, blender, 2 food processors, crock pot, tea kettle, cuisinart ice cream maker, plenty of dishes, utensils, glasses, pots and pans.

Downstairs is a gas grill with table and chairs for easy outdoors meal preparation. Our private outdoor shower with hot and cold water makes after-beach cleanup convenient and comfortable. Community dock access means you can dock your own or rental boat for your fishing and boating pleasures. A large cart is available for transporting your things to and from the dock (300' away) or an on island taxi service is available to assist.

For outdoor fun we offer a sea eagle 330 2-person inflatable kayak (with paddles and life vests), 2 single inflatable kayaks, 4 comfortable beach chairs, umbrellas, and coolers. For our long term renters we can make our 4-person golf cart available for your island touring.

Please note that most all houses on Little Gasparilla island are on stilts. Unfortunately, we are not handicap-accessible. Small children will require supervision on the stairs. Please note there is no smoking in the island house.

Rhonda Freeman

Area Information
As part of the barrier island chain that includes Sanibel and Captiva Island, Little Gasparilla Island offers privacy and tranquility and a rare sense of peace not found at many Florida vacation spots. Many days you can walk the beach for hours without seeing another soul.

As a bridge-less barrier island, accessible only by water taxi, Little Gasparilla has fewer tourists, no high rises and no crowds on the beach. There are no stores or restaurants on the Island. You must bring all your groceries over with you on the water taxi.

There is daily water taxi service to and from the island, so mainland visits are relatively convenient.You just phone them, tell them your dock number and they will pick you up at a local marina (where you also park) and drop you at your dock. Cost is $20 for 2 people each way.

There is an excellent fish market in nearby Placida and several mainland restaurants are also reachable by boat. There are several golf courses within 10 minutes of the marina. There are charming gift and souvenir shops in the villages of Placida and Boca Grande. Boat rentals are available in Englewood, Placida and Boca Grande and fishing charters in Placida and Boca Grande.Fishing from either the dock or the beach can provide daily entertainment -- and a hearty meal depending on your luck...and at the end of a long day, a breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico gently eases you into the evening.

During the summer, the beach is a nesting spot for endangered sea turtles which lay their eggs in the warm sand near the dunes.The shells on the island are among the most plentiful on the West Coast and the beaches are dotted with prehistoric shark's teeth free for the collecting. The sandbars are home to sand dollars, whelks, starfish and conchs.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Rhonda Freeman

Rhonda Freeman

Rhonda Freeman

  • School:

    Georgia Tech, Rollins College, University of Central Florida
  • About:

    I currently divide my time between Atlanta, GA and Little Gasparilla Island, Fl. As a professor of engineering i am blessed to enjoy time off between semesters so I head to Casa Contenta for peace, privacy and total relaxation! As soon as i arrive at the marina to catch the water taxi i can feel ...
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Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
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Weekly Monthly Min
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Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 - - $1,100 $3,600 1 Week
Jan 01 2017 Dec 31 2017 - - $1,150 $3,500 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: $300
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Cleaning: $135 MIFI 2GB per week included, more data available with additional fee
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