Why Choose Us?
At littlegasparilla.com LLC, we are backed by over 20 years of experience in the vacation rental business, and we work hard to find you the perfect vacation spot.
We have lived on the island ourselves for over 30 years and are very familiar with all aspects of island living. We began by renting our own home while we traveled in Europe and did antique shows in the Midwest and New England. Our goal was to make our guests feel like part of the family and to offer them a well-stocked vacation home that felt like their own beach house. We wanted to avoid the sterile, cookie-cutter ambiance that many vacation rentals offer. And we wanted to share the unique charms of Little Gasparilla Island and allow others to experience it and learn to love it as we did.
Then, a few neighbors asked us to help them rent their beach homes. Now, we offer a variety of vacation rentals for a select few homes that have been carefully chosen for their quality, their location, their amenities and their value. We are a small family business and we love to share Little Gasparilla Island with other families.
Special services available for our guests:
• On-island Guest Services Manager...our on-island Guest Services Manager is available to help you with whatever vacation needs might arise...whether you need additional paper towels, help with your DirecTV or additional beach towels. She can often provide food items or condiments, help with medicinal items or other needs or things that you might have forgotten.
• Private Chef.....we offer you the services of not one but TWO private chefs who can cook a fabulous gourmet meal for a special occasion....be it a romantic anniversary, a special birthday or a family reunion. (Because of our island location, they do need at least 48 hours notice for shopping and prep.
Menu planning for a large group will require reservations in advance of your arrival.
• Island Concierge....our island Concierge will meet you at the dock with his golf cart and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you. There is no charge for this service. He is also available to help take you back to the dock upon departure.
• Grocery Delivery and Shopping Service.....we now offer both a pre-stocking service which will have your groceries waiting in your home when you check in OR you can place an order mid-week for additional groceries or things you might have forgotten. We can also arrange to purchase fishing poles and bait for you if you are unable to bring poles with you or do not wish to make a trip back to the mainland to pick up bait.
• Trash Removal (Saturday pick-up only)....we always hated having to haul our trash off the island when we left so we now have made arrangements to remove trash on Satuday mornings for our guests checking out on Saturdays. Unfortunately, at this time we only offer trash pickups on Saturday.
Contact us at 941-697-6766 so we can personally assist in finding your dream vacation spot!
Laurie and Buddy Gaines