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OLD FLORIDA CHARM: BOCA GRANDE HOME NEAR BEACH (check out reviews!)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,285 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

No sprawling resorts or snowbird traffic jams -- just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the west coast of Florida, close to both the Sarasota and Fort Myers' airports, and two hours from Tampa's airport. Boca Grande is a barrier island just north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands -- like Key West without the crowds. Charming house in historic district, near town and beach. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, amazing shelling on white sand beaches, seaplane, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, fresh shrimp right off the boat at Whidden's Marina, tarpon fishing and shallow water fishing. Golf courses 15 minutes from Boca Grande. Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Excellent cook's kitchen. Wifi, 42-inch flat screen and Weber grill. People have come from 7 countries, 32 U.S. states and 30 Florida cities/towns to stay in my home -- many of them are repeat renters or have told their friends and famiy.

My house is in a lovely neighborhood and has a lot of privacy with all the landscaping I have done (front yard landscaping not reflected in the photos). If you would like to see more photos of the house please go to Homeaway property #103237. I do my best to help each of my renters have a wonderful, stress free holiday. I have a great kitchen for cooking – gas stove, all clad pots and pans, Wustof knives, a Weber grill and a charcoal one as well for those who prefer that. I have wireless and a large flat screen television (with lots of great dvds). I can also arrange to have a friend who is a third generation fisherman in Boca Grande give you a boat tour for lunch to Useppa Island Club, He will tell you all about the history in that part of the world and has many fascinating stories about the people he has met flying and fishing, both famous and infamous. In addition he has a seaplane which is great fun even if just to see Boca Grande from the air. For back water fishing or lighter tackle fishing, I know another terrific guide. I can also steer you to the best massage therapists on the island. I will steer you to the best restaurants, shops and places to rent sports equipment. I really take great care to make sure that you will have the best, stress free vacation of your life! Susan Mansfield

More Details

Owner
Susan Mansfield
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Susan Mansfield

I live in Rowayton CT and bought my house in Boca Grande in 1989. I own and run a communications firm and try to get to Boca Grande three times a year. I now have three grandchildren who can't wait to get to Boca Grande every year at least two times.

Susan Mansfield purchased this house in 1989

Why Susan Mansfield chose Boca Grande

Boca Grande is a very special place. When you cross the bridge it's as though you've gone back to an earlier time when life was simpler. It's one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in the world. People come from all over the world to stay in my home, but they also come from as close by as Sarasota -- a one hour drive. I've found that many Floridians think of Boca Grande as a vacation destination -- about 1/3 of my renters are from in-state and they have visited from 33 states. Only 17 to go!

What makes this house unique

I work very hard to make sure my renters have a wonderful, relaxing vacation. I can arrange fishing (backwater and Tarpon), boat tours to nearby islands for swimming and lunch, book massages and let you know where to rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, dock and boat and trailer, get fresh catch shrimp and stone crabs at the docks and provide a list of the best restaurants.

Amenities

Boca Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2285 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs bathroom has a tiled tub/shower and upstairs has a tiled shower. There is also an outdoor shower (with privacy screen) by the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Pak-n-play
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • All linens provided. Soft sheets and comfortable pillows. Downstairs bed is a Tempur-Pedic.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Boat dock and trailer parking available upon request. Jenn-Air gas stove in kitchen. 4 adult bikes, 1 child's bike. Heated pool with outdoor shower, central air/heat. Outdoor Weber gas grill and charcoal grill as well. Well-equipped kitchen with gas stove, Wustof knives, all clad pots and pans.

Reviews

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OLD FLORIDA CHARM: BOCA GRANDE HOME NEAR BEACH (check out reviews!)
average rating of 4.989011 based on 91 reviews
5

Best find.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous on every level. The owner has given great thought to details that create a very relaxing stay. We particularly appreciated the gourmet kitchen. High end everything. Great location. Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

From booking to check-out, we could not have asked for a better vacation and place to stay! Make sure to get in touch with Susan, as she was a valuable resource in helping us book activities, transportation, navigate the island, and really make us feel welcome.

The house is filled with local charm and character, spacious yet cozy, and amenities that include all the comforts of home. While nested right in the center of town, the tropical, lush landscape creates a private and surprisingly quiet setting, perfect for our romantic getaway. The screened- in front porch was perfect for an afternoon nap, morning coffee, or a dinner at home. The screened-in pool was a rare and unique feature, which was perfect to quickly beat the FL heat.

Occasionally, we also left the house…adding the golf cart rental was a great way to explore the island, make quick trips to the Loose Caboose for ice cream, or pop over to the beach for a dip in the ocean at sunset. Want to take things a little slower? Take the island bikes and pedal up the streets lined with incredible Banyan trees, and bring your camera. You’ll want to capture these.

This was our first real vacation together, and my partner and I could not have made a better decision. We will absolutely be back again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freeport, ME
5

Fantastic rental in Boca Grande

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 50th reunion staying at this wonderful property in Boca Grande. The house is beautifully maintained and had everything we needed. We felt relaxed the moment we walked through the door. The screened pool area was a perfect gathering spot for early morning and late night chatting.

Boca Grande is a beautiful town. Easy to get around with friendly people everywhere. We enjoyed biking around the area and the beaches are great. We rented kayaks and had an incredible encounter with manatees. We would return to this home in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The house on Tarpon Ave was fantastic. It is a perfect location for town and the beach. Plus, the house has everything you need for a beach vacation. We used the beach chairs, umbrella, bikes as well as the pool daily. In addition, the kitchen is loaded with everything you need and more. We cooked some great meals that we ate on the back deck. My family loved staying here. We look forward to renting this house again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rye NY
5

Recharge and Rewind in this charming House!

  • 5 of 5

Recharge and rewind in this lovely house, located in the historic district of Boca Grande one minute from the fabulous white sand beach for walking and shelling and the aqua Gulf for rejuvenating swims. The house is awash with light and beautifully appointed. Many furnishings and wall art are from local artists adding to this home's charm and comfort. The house is chock-full of amenities. There is a quiet and serene screened in area in the back with a lovely pool and outdoor shower. Step outside into this quiet and friendly neighborhood, where residents prefer golf carts, bikes or walking to the charming downtown with great shopping and restaurants! Truly a vacation that guarantees rest, relaxation and a break from the static of today's life!

Recharge and rewind in this lovely house, located in the historic district of Boca Grande one minute from the fabulous white sand beach for walking and shelling and the aqua Gulf for rejuvenating swims. The house is awash with light and beautifully appointed. Many furnishings and wall art are from local artists adding to this home's charm and comfort. The house is chock-full of amenities. There is a quiet and serene screened in area in the back with a lovely pool and outdoor shower. Step outside into this quiet and friendly neighborhood, where residents prefer golf carts, bikes or walking to the charming downtown with great shopping and restaurants! Truly a vacation that guarantees rest, relaxation and a break from the static of today's life!

Recharge and rewind in this lovely house, located in the historic district of Boca Grande one minute from the fabulous white sand beach for walking and shelling and the aqua Gulf for rejuvenating swims. The house is awash with light and beautifully appointed. Many furnishings and wall art are from local artists adding to this home's charm and comfort. The house is chock-full of amenities. There is a quiet and serene screened in area in the back with a lovely pool and outdoor shower. Step outside into this quiet and friendly neighborhood, where residents prefer golf carts, bikes or walking to the charming downtown with great shopping and restaurants! Truly a vacation that guarantees rest, relaxation and a break from the static of today's life!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

Paradise Found in one of the cutest cottages in the center of Boca Grande! We love the relaxed beach house vibe combined with the charm of an historic residence located just a short walk from quaint stores, casual outdoor eateries, and one of the most beautiful beaches on the Gulf coast.  Owner Susan Mansfield is attentive to every detail that will enhance her guests' enjoyment of her property.  The pool and patio are fabulous, and we spent every day swimming, walking, biking, and beachcombing on the fine sands and aquamarine waters of the Gulf. We were last here several years ago, but are now hoping to introduce younger members of our family to this very special place.  This is how memories are made!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cayo Costa State Park
For lots of privacy, this state park is a fun spot to go to by boat (only way to get there)....
Temptation Restaurant
Old FL charm, an original, with great food -- must haves, fried oysters and their specialty ...
Car: not necessary

No sprawling resorts of snowbird traffic jams, just privacy, gorgeous beaches, outstanding shops and excellent restaurants. Boca Grande, an exclusive island on the West Coast of Florida, is less than 75 minutes from the Sarasota and Fort Myers airports and two hours from the Tampa airport. It is north of Captiva and Sanibel Islands. Like Key West without the crowds. Not even one traffic signal. Charming house in historic district with beautiful new pool. Artists' community, walking, bike paths, shelling on white sand beaches, tennis and workout room close by, as are boat rentals, shrimp and stone crap boat docks and tarpon and snook fishing. Boat dockage and trailer space available.

Other Activities: Shopping, Pilates, yoga, fascinating historic lighthouse documenting the history of Boca Grande.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cart per week $250 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax

Contact owner for rates.
Discounts for multiple weeks.
Travel Insurance is recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund