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Relaxing Private Island House (LGI)

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Casa Contenta of LGI is a 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, and HVAC with ceiling fans in every room and 2 ceiling fans on the porch 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...Casa Contenta of LGI is a 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, and HVAC with ceiling fans in every room and 2 ceiling fans on the porch 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 bedroom 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, new super-quiet bosch dishwasher, plenty of dishes, utensils, glasses, pots and pans. Downstairs is a new gas grill, 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) and an on island taxi service is available if you'd prefer assistance. For outdoor fun we offer a sea eagle 330 2-person inflatable kayak and 2 individual inflatable kayaks (with paddles and life vests), beach chairs, umbrellas, and coolers. Discount for monthly rentals available, please ask! 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. 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. 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.You must bring all your groceries over with you on the water taxi. There are no stores or restaurants on the Island. 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. 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. Come Ready to Relax. Book today.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Rhonda F
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2014
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Reviewed 14 June 2019

This was not my first stay here and hopefully it won't be my last. The house is so comfortable and well appointed. Everything you could possibly need it right there. We had a great time both at the house and of course on the beach....More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank hungry23
travelingal_101, VR Owner at Relaxing Private Island House (LGI), responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2019

Thanks for your kind words, Tony! Please come and stay whenever you can! Mi casa su casa. Thanks, Rhonda

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Although not used to a quiet type vacation, no cars, no retail, and left to your own devices, and fabricated entertainment... Piece o' cake! Chartered a small fishing boat with Captain, great day, cooked em' up for a delicious dinner,..gave us a tour of island,...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank ftrezise
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Even when it rains there is plenty to do, from reading, relaxing, or walking in the rain. On sunny days (make sure to bring sun skin protection and a hat) one can fly a kite, go swimming, or watch for manatees. Walk the beach and...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank cathycrymes1939
Reviewed 10 June 2015

What a nice place. We really enjoyed our stay. Relaxing house is the perfect name for this home. All the conveniences of home but on a beautiful island setting. Just a sort walk to the beach where I spent many mornings walking and relaxing. Everything...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank hungry23
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We loved the setting with the beach and bay waters to enjoy. The sunsets are spectacular! It is our getaway home with thoughtful amenities that continued to impress us throughout the stay. It is perfect for 4 vacationers and remain spacious and comfortable. Absolutely the...More

Date of stay: November 2014
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

From the time we stepped onto the dock at Eldred’s Marina until we stepped back on the water taxi one week later every burden, care and worry were left behind. The island is a super quiet oasis. It is like you are by yourself in...More

Date of stay: June 2014
3  Thank Skye G
travelingal_101, VR Owner at Relaxing Private Island House (LGI), responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2014

Thank you for your review of Casa Contenta. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to your next visit!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
This perfect island getaway exists in tranquility on a southwest Florida barrier island; Little Gasparilla Island. Accessible only boat, free from roads, cars and commercial establishments. Bordered by Don Pedro State Park to the North and surrounded on the other three sides by Lemon Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Located 200' from the bay and 500' to the ocean, the house is a 1-2 minutes leisurely stroll from either body of water. The rich bay and mangrove forest areas surrounding the island are home to birds, fish, gopher turtles and other native wildlife. There are nature programs led knowledgeable and informative park rangers within a half mile stroll up the beach. We provide nature guides for adults and turtle activity books for the children at the house. In the summer months you can a...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Relaxing Private Island House (LGI)

Relaxing Private Island House (LGI) is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Relaxing Private Island House (LGI) has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Relaxing Private Island House (LGI) has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Relaxing Private Island House (LGI) must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.