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Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 24, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

"New" beautifully decorated "stilt" home on private, bridgeless

island just steps from the gulf and 7 miles of unspoiled white

sand beaches. Enjoy beautiful views of the gulf and sunsets from

two lanias while dining or just relaxing.

Sounds of the surf are endless, yet serene, as you nap or are in for

a good nights sleep. It is the paradise you have been looking for.

Little Gasparilla has no roads, only winding paths to be explored by

foot or golf cart. It is accessible only by boat and just five

minutes from the mainland.

So, come enjoy this wonderful getaway while staying at "Paradise

Found".

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Sitting down and trying to get back in touch with real life after a great week in your quiet corner o the world. Just what we had in mind and made great by your careful, clear instructions and your attention to providing for every day-to-day need at the house. The house was spotless when we got there and everything from the grill to a flashlight (which I forgot) worked, no small thing to produce from a distance.

Thank you. We loved it.

Peter
Feb 2010
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Reviews

business
Paradise Found
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7008767
+1 -609-628-2923
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

a perfect place for us!

  • 5 of 5
We went 2 months ago now to LGI and Patricia's house. I'm late to write my review, but I really want to share that we spent fantastic days there!!! We are definitely in love with LGI so relaxing, quiet, beautiful... and really Patricia's cottage was perfect for us, with 3 young kids: so close to the beach that you can come back home to grab some snacks or other stuff. And we appreciated on the beach to be able to enjoy the shadow of an elevated house very close, which has its foot on the water, very nice with young kids, who loved to play under the house, and we loved them to be on the shadow.... Patricia's cottage is very clean, well decorated, and Patricia was very helpful. We had to change our dates at the last minute and it was not a problem. There was a lot of stuff for kids to play at the beach. If we come again with our three young ones, we'll definitely rent again this house! (but hope to come next time with our 2 oldest too, and unfortunately there won't be enough room! ;-) ). Highly recommended!
France
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our very close proximity to the beach is definitely a big plus for families! Looking forward to adding you to our repeat guest list!
business
Paradise Found
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7008767
+1 -609-628-2923
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Truly "Paradise Found"

Truly "Paradise Found"
  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful vacation! The house was everything we were expecting and more. As the previous review states, the shower had some issues which the owner notified us about the morning of our stay (as soon as she found out about the issue). The owner offered her other home on the island if the shower was not up to our standards. The water was fine for us, warm not hot with plenty of pressure considering it is an island. The professional and knowledgeable repairmen where there the following morning and within a couple of hours the issue was fixed. They even stopped to answer our questions about the island and gave a little background info on the island which was great! The house is very clean and very well stocked. We prepared for the stay by purchasing all the groceries and such we needed before getting on the water taxi. We did not have to leave the island the entire time and would recommend (if you don't have your own boat) to do the same. The water taxi will accommodate whatever you need to bring. While there were houses around us, no one was staying in them and it did give the feeling of being secluded. The description of the views were right on, with filtered but nice views of the Gulf from the huge front and rear decks. Another added but unexpected bonus was both decks were screened, eliminating the pests. The owner was very gracious and very easy to deal with. You will not regret staying at the "Paradise Found". We will absolutely be visiting again next year but probably sooner.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always strive to be responsible owners and keep our properties in excellent condition. Most of the time we are able to address any potential problems before they become an inconvenience for our guests. Just added a new refrigerator so our guests would not be stranded with a weeks worth of food if the old one decided to quit unexpectedly!
We've never had disappointed guests with the cottage or Island. Come enjoy Little Gasparilla!
business
Paradise Found
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7008767
+1 -609-628-2923
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Truly "Paradise Found"

Truly "Paradise Found"
  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful vacation! The house was everything we were expecting and more. As the previous review states, the shower had some issues which the owner notified us about the morning of our stay (as soon as she found out about the issue). The owner offered her other home on the island if the shower was not up to our standards. The water was fine for us, warm not hot with plenty of pressure considering it is an island. The professional and knowledgeable repairmen where there the following morning and within a couple of hours the issue was fixed. They even stopped to answer our questions about the island and gave a little background info on the island which was great! The house is very clean and very well stocked. We prepared for the stay by purchasing all the groceries and such we needed before getting on the water taxi. We did not have to leave the island the entire time and would recommend (if you don't have your own boat) to do the same. The water taxi will accommodate whatever you need to bring. While there were houses around us, no one was staying in them and it did give the feeling of being secluded. The description of the views were right on, with filtered but nice views of the Gulf from the huge front and rear decks. Another added but unexpected bonus was both decks were screened, eliminating the pests. The owner was very gracious and very easy to deal with. You will not regret staying at the "Paradise Found". We will absolutely be visiting again next year but probably sooner.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Paradise Found
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7008767
+1 -609-628-2923
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
4

Seclusion lover

  • 4 of 5
Wonderful stay at 'Paradise Found' and thank you very much to the owner for being easy to be in touch with, informative and helpful, and a gracious hostess.
The best part:
- the island itself is nice, the beach is lovely, and Don Pedro State Park is a few steps away (that means no development on that area of the beach)
- the cottage is clean and well supplied and has a convenient set up
- we rented SUPs and toured around the area; the location is amazing! We had dolphins around us a lot of the time!
- new years was nice-- many people doing fireworks right on the beach!
The iffy:
- if you like neighors and don't mind not being directly on the beach (mind you, you can hear the ocean waves and see a bit of ocean from the porch)as there are homes in front and around the cottage, then this place is great. If you really want seclusion, then this is not it. Sure, it's better than being in a condo or hotel room, but it's not a private island getaway.
- Once you're on the island (if you don't have your own boat) it's expensive ($15 each eay during business hours and double after dark; SUPs cost $30 in addition to people) and somewhat annoying to have to book the water taxi to take you off and then back on
The problematic:
- the shower needs fixing; I notified the owner and she said it would be fixed (I'm certain, given her personality that she's on it already) -- the handle was loose and pressure was low and not enough hot water

Overall? Pretty awesome!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Little Gasparilla is a wonderful, relaxing Island! Over the holiday weeks you may see more people around as many owners take that time to relax and celebrate on the Island. Many other times I have been the only person in eyesight on the beach all day.
It is always best to arrange water taxi pick-up times in advance to assure they are not on another run and will be available when needed. The fact that you need to get to the Island by boat or water taxi is one of the reasons it remains an unspoiled "paradise".
I have wonderful guests, and depend on them to share any mechanical issues or problems during their stay so I can address them immediately and appreciate all feedback!
business
Paradise Found
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7008767
+1 -609-628-2923
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Paradise found was wonderful. We are missing it already, and just got back!
The cottage was perfect for our family of 3. It is nicely decorated and has everything you need. There were even lots of family board games and kids cards, and lots of new womens magazines.
The island is beautiful, we had awesome weather as well.
This is a perfect place for resting, walking, swimming, shelling, fishing... Just spending time together in a beautiful island.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Little Gasparilla is definitely a Family Friendly Island. A great place for exploration and adventure or rest and relaxation. We were happy to share our cottage with you, and help create your family vacation memories!
business
Paradise Found
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7008767
+1 -609-628-2923
Little Gasparilla Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Lincoln, IL-USA
5

Enchanting Cottage By The Sea

  • 5 of 5
So let me start by saying I could not have had a better vacation rental experience from start to finish! Patti, the owner, made the whole prcess smooth from the start and answered all questions quickly and honestly.When we arrived the cottage was exactly as advertised and even more than we expected. The location is perfect, literally steps from a soft white sand beach directly on the Gulf Of Mexico with stunning turquois water and the bluest skies I have ever seen. The cottage was super clean, neat, and well furnished with everything you could possibly need for your stay and other items that you might have forgotten. The cottage was easy access from both the dock and the Gulf side. I loved the large screened in porches, there were 2,one on the back of the house and one on the front of the house. No matter what bedroom you choose you can walk out on your porch and sit to enjoy the great views. The exterior of the cottage and the whole property is very neat and clean, not to mention BEAUTIFUL! Oh did I mention all the water and sand toys, portable beach chairs, and even a beach umbrella for your use on the beach at the house? I found the island very enchanting, it is it's own community and there is no stress! On our stay we saw pelicans, armadillo's, squirrels, lizards, many different types of birds, sea turtles, land turtles, crabs, stingrays, sharks, manatees, and the most stunning sunsets I have ever seen. We rented a golf cart on the island and the cost was $225.00 for the week. We were able to drive all over the island and take in the most beautiful scenery you could imagine. If you are looking to unwind and loose the stress you have come to the right place. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. The fishing was great! We fished off the dock and on the Gulf. We also hired Willie to take us deep sea fishing and he picked us up on our dock. The price was great, the fishing was good, and Willie our captian was fun to be with making our trip awesome! If you ever get the chance to stay at this cottage you will LOVE IT! DO NOT FORGET your cameras and plenty of batteries because your going to need them to capture the most beautiful sunsets, oceans, and wildlife the United States has to offer!I just can't say enough about the cottage, the island, and the owners. It truely was paradise!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay at "Paradise Found" - Hope you can make it an annual retreat!

Location

Activity and Interests

Enjoy shelling, fishing, swimming, boating and observing natural

wildlife on the Island - or just sit back and relax. Children enjoy

collecting sharks teeth and sand dollars, and watching the "ghost

crabs" scurry along the beach. For the fisherman, Little Gasparilla

is immediately north of Gasparilla pass, near Boca Grande, the

Tarpon "fishing capital" of the world.

Sanibel without the crowds!

Restaurants, golf, shopping, boat charters and crusies are available

nearby on the mainland.

Availability

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $150 - $200

    Weekly Rate: $800 - $1000

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


  • $900-1000 per week 12/15-7/31
    $800-900 per week 8/1-12/14
    $150 - $200 per night 4 night minimum
    Plus 7% state tax and 5% tourist tax
    $300 security deposit
    Longer rentals available
    Master Card and Visa accepted

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Notes:

  • Transportation is available to and from the island by several water- taxi services. Rental includes use of community dock with boat slip. Dock will accomodate boats up to 24 feet. Golf cart rentals are available on the Island. First bedroom has full size bed, the second has two twins. Central air plus ceiling fans in all rooms and lanais. (All linens provided including bedding and towels) Open kitchen is well-equipped with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and all dishes/utensils. Also included: gas BBQ grill, washer and dryer, TV/VCR with satellite, stereo with cassette/CD player. New water system with drinkable tap water. Accomodations for four adults or two adults and three children. No pets please and no smoking inside. Just bring your food and personal items. We have all the comforts of home to make your vacation enjoyable.
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