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Sunny Family Getaway Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Best beaches in the world, shelling, swimming and rarely any other people!

In case you are not familiar with Boca:

The beach house is a 3/2, one king and two queen beds, also an inflatable mattress for an extra guest. The kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances. There is a screened porch overlooking the private pool area, we have access to the beach across the street on Little Gasparilla Pass. We love to go just around the corner to the best beach, there is a Publix just off the island, we always stock up on our way as the island grocery stores are much more expensive...great for a few items, but a lot for a full kitchen! There is a small grocery store at the north end of the island that carries most everything that you forget off the island. There is also a store downtown Boca Grande, they have wonderful meats. We like to buy our fish at the Fishery market, just off the island adjacent to the restaurant by the same name. If you turn right when leaving the island you will pass it, Pulix is to the left.

After thinking of cooking too much I have to tell you that we have fabulous restaurants on the island. Our favorites are: Patrick's Thai, The Temptation (must have the crab dip) , PJ's Sea Grill (beans and rice with any fish dish), South Beach (on the beach at the south end of the island...must go for sunset! Grouper basket), The Loose Caboose: grouper wrap with black beans. Ice cream at the Pink Pony, pizza from Three Sisters...for a fancy dinner...The Gasparilla Inn or The Pink Elephant (make reservations now!) The Bush family visits this time of year and stay at the Gasparilla Inn, it's fun to see all of the hub bub involved on our sleepy little island! Dress is casual everywhere except those two restaurants where gentlemen need a jacket and shirt with collar.

Boca Grande was founded by the DuPont family because their ships would dock there to fill up with fertilizer from the area...then the fishing industry developed. Because they owned most of it, they controlled it. We have very few condo complexes and no chains on island. It looks just like it did in 1950, so charming! It's beautiful old Florida at it's best. There are the best beaches anywhere, because you'll be there during busy season, I would go to the beaches near the house. It's the best shelling and great for nice walks. It won't be busy even during high season. There are fun shops to snoop around and an old light house to visit on the south end, don't miss it, a lovely museum. You can also rent a boat at the little marina if you are interested in exploring by water!

The Gasparilla Inn has a delightful salon and spa if you are in need of pampering. Our end of the island will be an escape from the busy downtown this time of year! It's fun to go down and nice to go back where it's quiet and private.

Some people laugh because we have more churches than bars, I think that there are four churches and three bars, but that might not still be true! The local paper is:

We are also the Tarpon fishing capital of the world! You might catch Tarpon fever, you'll have to come back in June, July, August to catch a tarpon! It's the most exciting fishing that I have ever seen and the fish jump out of the water frequently!

You will have a lovely time, it's such a special and beautiful place!

If there is anything that you will need, please let me know!

More Details

Ann Taylor Roman
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, My son speaks Russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Ann Taylor Roman

I'm a therapist in Sarasota with three busy sons! I love to spend time in Boca, but also love to share the space with your family. Our best memories are on the Boca beach, floating in the pool, running around at the park! It's such a magical place. We hope that you love it as much as we do.

Ann Taylor Roman purchased this house in 2004

Why Ann Taylor Roman chose Boca Grande

It's been our family home for a long time, we hope that we've made it comfy for you. A lovely kitchen with lots of space and all of the necessities! You won't want to go home. It's a cozy house so you don't have to fret about sandy toes.

What makes this house unique

Our neighborhood is so friendly! We love all of our neighbors and have been friends with them for years. You'll feel right at home when you arrive. If there is anything that you need, just let us know!


Boca Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Sunny Family Getaway Beach House
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews

We arrived on Saturday and were supposed to be there for a week. We left on Monday

  • 1 of 5

We found the house to be in poor condition with some aspects downright unsafe, especially for children. There was a play structure in the yard that was falling down, railings missing from part of the deck which posed a threat for a child to fall through, the main beam holding up the lanai is full of wood rot, there are holes in the screen on the back porch with palm trees growing through them, the tub on the main floor doesn't drain well when taking a shower, holes in the walls in the upstairs bedroom, the very large and heavy banister going to the second floor fell off the wall when my daughter went up the stairs posing a threat to injury, the railing going into the pool is not secure, not to mention the pool is cold. We left after two nights, which is how long it took to find other accommodations in Boca Grande. I do not recommend wasting your money here.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home for beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

My family had a lovely time at the Sunny Family Getaway Beach Home. This home suited us very well. It was comfortable and clean. The kitchen was easy to work in. The pantry was an added bonus. The outdoor deck was our favorite spot as well as the inviting pool area. This home was priced very well. The owner was very accommodating and timely with communications. Would recommend families to stay at this nice Boca Grande rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice

  • 5 of 5

Ann thanks for renting us your house it was beautiful me and my kids loved it we hope to come back soon

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect all the amenities you need. I can't wait to stay here again on our next trip to Boca Grande. Ann was excellent, very easy to work with. We caught a lot of fish near by, love the beautiful beach (not far from the house), and relaxed in the pool in the backyard. It was an amazing trip, Gasprilla Island, Boca Grande is my favorite place in Florida. We will definitely be booking Ann's wonderful home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This home is very spacious, all 3 of the bedrooms were large the bathrooms were roomy. The kitchen was big and amply stocked with dishes, silverware, and everything we needed to the cook (which we did everyday) the dining room large enough to fit our party of 8 around the table easliy. Every evening we would gather in the family room and play cards and there was plenty of room and comfortable seating for everyone. It was so nice to have our own pool in the backyard. The beach access across the street was nice or you could drive a couple miles to the public beaches for waves and shells. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a terrific location!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house and Ann is a great host! We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Boca Grande
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Pay by check, credit card or Paypal!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.