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Angler's Paradise - A Fisherman's Dream!

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Angler's Paradise is located on beautiful Little Gasparilla Island, one of the most pristine barrier islands in Florida. This island has no bridge and can only be reached via private boat or water taxi, which means that your stay here will be one of peace and tranquility and some of the best fishing and beachgoing that Florida has to offer. The dock is literally steps from the house, and you can either bring your own boat or rent one during your stay. Fishing is great off the dock or the beach and we can also recommend local fishing guides who will share their knowledge -- and their secret fishing spots -- with you! This cottage is spacious and sunny with views of the bay from the living, dining and kitchen areas. Sliding glass doors open to enhance the views of the bay and the dock...Angler's Paradise is located on beautiful Little Gasparilla Island, one of the most pristine barrier islands in Florida. This island has no bridge and can only be reached via private boat or water taxi, which means that your stay here will be one of peace and tranquility and some of the best fishing and beachgoing that Florida has to offer. The dock is literally steps from the house, and you can either bring your own boat or rent one during your stay. Fishing is great off the dock or the beach and we can also recommend local fishing guides who will share their knowledge -- and their secret fishing spots -- with you! This cottage is spacious and sunny with views of the bay from the living, dining and kitchen areas. Sliding glass doors open to enhance the views of the bay and the dock. The home is clean, functional and comfortable, a classic old-Florida fisherman's cottage with rustic charm. Please note that this cottage is not located directly on the bay, but one home back from the bay. However, it just a few short steps to the dock and views of the water enhance the home's charm. There is a large, sunny south porch which is warm no matter what the temperature....and it offers the added bonus of being just a short stroll from the island library. It has a large gas grill and offers outdoor dining and a sheltered spot to relax in the sunshine even on a windy winter day. One bedroom offers a king-size bed and the guest bedroom has a double bed. There is one bathroom and there is also a large outdoor open-air shower on the back deck. This home is perfect for a couple or small family and is also pet-friendly with a $100 pet fee. This home offers guests a free kayak or paddle board rental and a voucher for golf cart rental with a stay of at least one week. You use this certificate just like cash and the renter is still responsible for any additional rental fees, security deposit and any damage fees. The voucher cannot be redeemed for cash. You must present a hard copy of the voucher to redeem. INTERNET: There is no wired internet service on the island. There are a couple options for wifi. Most people just opt to use the mobile hotspots on their smartphones, especially if they have unlimited data or a large data plan. Cell service is excellent and that is the most convenient option...and it seems to work a bit faster. We can provide instructions on hot spotting if you are not familiar. If you do not have a smartphone, we can provide a Verizon jetpack for a fee, BUT YOU MUST REQUEST IT IN ADVANCE. We urge guests NOT to plan on using the jetpack for entertainment...no streaming music or videos, etc. It is more than adequate for checking emails, etc. You just need to let us know in advance so we can make sure we have a fully charged jetpack available for you. Just keep in mind that it is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland. (It is especially helpful to remind kids and teenagers who are used to unlimited data!) We usually suggest that people download books and movies to their tablets or e-readers BEFORE coming to the island. HOLIDAY RATES: Please note that all there will be holiday rates applied to quotes for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Water Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Cable/satellite TV
Ceiling Fans
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Little Gasparilla Island is a barrier island without bridges or roads. There are no stores or commercial establishments on the island and it is comprised entirely of private beach cottages and a few condos at the south end of the island. Guests bring all their groceries with them over on the water taxi and there are no restaurants at all, so every meal is 'family style'. This is a place to relax and kick back and enjoy Florida the way it was 50 years ago, before condos and high rises and sea walls started taking over the beaches.Sandy pathways meander up and down the island and the beach is usually full of shells and often deserted. The island is quite pet friendly and well-behaved pets are welcome. Fishing is excellent off the dock or the beach and the area is known for its excellent tarpon and flats fishing.
How to get there
There is no bridge to the island. You must park your car at the marina ($6 per day). Your rental includes a complimentary dock slip if you would like to rent a boat during your stay. There is also a water taxi available. The water taxi runs by appointment only and it is $10 per person (each way) during regular daytime hours. They will run at any time, but rates are increased for early trips or passage after dark.
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