Old Florida styled house with screened back porch adds an additional 300sq ft of living spaceMorning sun kisses front of house
Florida Barrier Island Home


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4 ospiti

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A very special place to Get away from it all! 500 feet from the Gulf. Luxurious, peaceful and quiet, in a tropical garden, on a private island, no bridge, no roads, no cars, no stores or restaurants on island. Fully furnished. Water taxi and boat rentals available.


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Ospiti extra: nessun costo aggiuntivo
Spese di pulizia: 130€
Cauzione: 289€

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A very special place to Get away from it all! 500 feet from the Gulf. Luxurious, peaceful and quiet, in a tropical garden, on a private island, no bridge, no roads, no cars, no stores or restaurants on island. Fully furnished. Water taxi and boat rentals available.

Little Gasparilla Island Vacation Rental, Casa Contenta, is a relaxing key west style island home ideally situated 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 easily glide open to provide 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) also opens to the porch with sliding glass doors to let the outdoors in. Lay in bed and listen to the wind rustle the palms, with sounds from the Gulf. A full bath is on the main floor.

Upstairs the master suite enjoys double decks with expansive island wide views east to the bay and west to the gulf. You can 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. There is also a gas grill downstairs.

Private 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). An on island taxi service is available should you want help loading in and out.

For outdoor fun we offer a sea eagle 330 2-person inflatable kayak and 2 individual kayaks (with paddles and life vests), 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.

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. You vacation with dolphins and egrets, gopher tortoises and sea turtles. Island neighbors are friendly and always willing to offer a helping hand.

The island offers 7 miles of beautiful pristine beach unspoiled by either seawalls or high-rises. 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 best time to go shelling is just before and at low tide and after a storm. Be sure to check the high tide lines where the surf often tosses the largest shells. The sandbars are home to sand dollars, whelks, starfish and conchs.

There is water taxi service that operates daily between 8:30 AM and 5 PM by appointment. 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.

There are several golf courses within 10 minutes of the marina, and an excellent fish market just across Lemon Bay. 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 there are also many fishing charters in Placida and Boca Grande.

You must bring all your groceries over with you on the water taxi. There is an excellent fish market in nearby Placida and several mainland restaurants are also reachable by boat.

There are no hotels, motels or restaurants on Little Gasparilla Island.

Bird watchers will spot egret and osprey, rare white pelicans, blue herons, and even the occasional bald eagle. The waters are rich with manatees and dolphins and the waves are gentle and calming and perfect for floating on a raft. The bottom is mostly white sand, so there is little to see while snorkeling...though you can often find sand dollars off the sand bar.

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.

Please note that most all houses on Little Gasparilla island are on stilts. Unfortunately, we are not handicapped accessible. Small children will require supervision on the stairs.

Please note there is no smoking in the island house.

Come ready to relax and to enjoy gulf waters, warm breezes, sugar white sand paths. No cars, only golf carts, means a slow and quiet environment to de-stress and get away from it all.

Ready. Set. Slow.

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Guests have access to full house

Guests have complete privacy, peace and quiet

Little Gasparilla Island is a tropical barrier island located just off the Southwest Coast of Florida. Situated halfway between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, it benefits from cool tropical breezes in the summer and warm sunshine in the winter. It is just north of Gasparilla Island, separated by Gasparilla Pass. It lies west of the town of Placida, separated by Placida Harbor. It is connected with Don Pedro Island to the north by a thin strip of beach. It borders the Gulf of Mexico to the west.

The most unique attribute of Little Gasparilla is its lack of a bridge. All access is by private boat or water taxi. There are no roads and no cars, and traffic and tourists are just a mainland memory.

The island offers 7 miles of beautiful pristine beach unspoiled by either seawalls or high-rises. 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 best time to go shelling is just before and at low tide and after a storm. Be sure to check the high tide lines where the surf often tosses the largest shells. The sandbars are home to sand dollars, whelks, starfish and conchs.

Mostly, Little Gasparilla 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. Yet island neighbors are friendly and always willing to offer a helping hand. There is a quaint island chapel which offers non-denominational services from time to time and which has been the site of memorable island weddings.

Bird watchers will spot egret and osprey, rare white pelicans, blue herons, and even the occasional bald eagle. The waters are rich with manatees and dolphins and the waves are gentle and calming and perfect for floating on a raft. The bottom is mostly white sand, so there is little to see while snorkeling...though you can often find sand dollars off the sand bar.

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.

Golf cart rentals are available on the island for scenic tours but many people prefer to walk the sandy pathways.

A water taxi serves the island regularly, $20 each way for 2 people and $10 for each additional person. You just phone them, tell them your dock number and they will pick you up at a Eldred's Marina (where you also park, $6 per day) and drop you at your dock.

Boat, canoe, kayak and standup paddle board rentals are available in Englewood, Placida and Boca Grande and there are also many fishing charters in Placida and Boca Grande.

There are no hotels, motels or restaurants on Little Gasparilla Island and all rental accommodations are self-catering.

You must bring all your groceries over with you on the water taxi. There is an excellent fish market in nearby Placida and several mainland restaurants are also reachable by boat.


Regole della casa
Non è consentito fumare
Animali non ammessi
Vietato organizzare feste/eventi
Potrebbe non essere sicuro o adatto a bambini da 0 a 12 anni
Check-in a qualsiasi ora dopo le 15:00
Check-out entro le 10:00

This is a no smoking house. The house is on pilings 14 feet above the ground. The stairs may pose a mobility issue for the very young or mobility restricted.
My property manager, Paris Dickey will be in contact once a reservation is made to provide you with all the details and instructions on arrival/departing, house and island rules and a rental agreement for confirmation.


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Disponibilità
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Profilo utente di D
Maggio 2016
Island living is indescribably delicious at Casa Contenta ... Simple elegance from start to finish in every way, with every single detail perfectly executed. From sunrise on Lemon Bay only steps away to breakfast on the lanai surrounded a lush tropical garden, from beach time in the Gulf sun to slow golf cart drives along winding sandy paths ... Cannot get enough of the island and Casa Contenta . Rhonda is the most responsive and helpful host I've ever worked with and the property is perfection in every way; I'm only a day off the island and already planning my next trip back. Thank you for introducing me to the wonders, the absolute joys of island life :)

Profilo utente di Rene
Febbraio 2016
The Island House was like a dream. It was truly a paradise of relaxation. Our host was very helpful in preparing us for our stay and answering any questions that came up in our refreshing week of beach, sand, palm trees and ocean music. The natives (other vacationers) were friendly and also helpful. Personally, I found the screened in lanai the best feature of the house where I spent many afternoon hours having cocktails, taking a nap, or reading. I would definitely recommend this place to friends (as I already have)!
Profilo utente di Rhonda
Risposta di Rhonda:
Thank you so much, Rene! You were a great guest and took great care of the house. So glad you enjoyed your time on the island. I agree, the lanai is my favorite place on the island to realx and be surrounded by the beauty and peace of nature. Please come back when you can!
Febbraio 2016

Profilo utente di M
Agosto 2015
My family and I just returned from a week-long stay at Casa Contenta. What a lovely visit it was! Quiet, secluded & perfect for a family reconnect. Central to both Lemon Bay and the ocean, we were steps away to either. Mornings consisted of long walks along the stunning beach (so many shells and so much wildlife I was constantly amazed); in the evenings after watching the spectacular seaside sunset, we would sit on the bay-side dock to fish or just star-gaze. Sometimes we were treated to a dolphin or manatee visit as well. Rhonda, your house is just precious. It lacked nothing that we needed. We appreciated the DVD and book collections as well as the ability to wash clothes (remember, I have kids)! Also, a big thanks for your thoughtfulness in supplying the fishing rod that I asked about. Our children loved it! I would recommend to future renters to do a few things: be sure to reserve in advance with the water taxi as well as golf cart rental. Also if you plan to big water fish, make those plans with a boat captain early as well. If you think you want to dock fish, bring your own tackle and get some live bait from Eldred's Marina before crossing over to LGI. One final note, Paris, the property manager was thoughtful, attentive and available whenever we had any needs or questions. All in all, I would rate this experience as excellent. We were truly refreshed and blessed to be able to share this little piece of paradise for 7 days. Can't wait to come back to Little Gasparilla Island.

Profilo utente di Mimi
Febbraio 2015
Lovely warm feel relaxing atmosphere Paris is so helpful

Profilo utente di Keith
Febbraio 2015
We had hoped for warmer weather but that is the only complaint we have. The house was as nice as it appeared in the photos. Rhonda was the perfect host. Very diligent and quick to respond to all questions. If only all property owners were as good!
Profilo utente di Rhonda
Risposta di Rhonda:
Thank you for being my guest, Keith! I am very glad to hear you enjoyed the house and your visit. We will see what we can do about warmer weather next time! I enjoyed conversing with you and please come visit again, soon!
Febbraio 2015

Profilo utente di Bill
Gennaio 2015
This place is FANTASTIC! The house is perfect! The kitchen is amazing, fully stocked, with everything you need. The island is just wonderful. Sunsets! Quit! Peaceful! I want to come back. Rhonda has put a lot of work and effort into ABBEY ROAD, and it shows. From the wonderful books, to video library, excellent. Highly recommend.
Profilo utente di Rhonda
Risposta di Rhonda:
Thank you so much, Bill! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the house and the island. You were wonderful guests and i look forward to hosting you all again real soon!
Gennaio 2015

Atlanta, Georgia, Stati Uniti · Membro dal Luglio 2014
Profilo utente di Rhonda

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 my cares and stress melt away!

The house is so comfortably furnished with its open floor plan and connection to the outdoors for al fresco dining. And the ocean breezes are a true tonic. It is amazing how doing little to nothing except walking on the beach, reading, enjoying nature and napping can revive and invigorate me. This fall I plan on installing a garden for herbs and veggies so me and my guests can enjoy the bounty!

I vacationed on LGI for many years with my family. When this unique house became available I jumped at the opportunity to purchase.

I look forward to hosting you in my favorite Casa Contenta soon! i know you will fall in the love with the island and the house!

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