Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals                                                                             
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Bud and Laurie Gaines    • LLC         

Terry Simms, On-Island Guest Services

Louisa Mahoney, Booking Manager                                                                                                              







"Our trip to LGI was something that dreams are made of. The peaceful beauty of the island, the tropical breeze, the beautiful view, the beachy accomodation with all the amenities. It was pure paradise, and came with all the amenities. The experience was like going back in time - when things were simpler and we were focused on all the right things. What a marvelous beach home! The beach was spectacular, and the water calm, warm and a beautiful seafoam green. I have shared how beautiful the beach home and the location were with both friends and family. There are few places in the world where you can go back to simpler times - pure peace and tranquility. I really can't say enough. It was a wonderful vacation, and we wished we'd been able to stay longer (next time!)."

"The pictures and description of the place accurately reflect what is provided. However pictures and words really don't capture the magic of this place. I loved how people would all go down to the beach at sunset and watch the sun drop into the ocean. Everyone on the beach is friendly and helpful. The people I dealt with in arranging my stay here were very professional, very helpful and honest. I highly recommend this place and intend to come back again as soon as I can."

"My wife and I were looking for a some R and R and certainly found it at Seagrape. The home is as described and was a short walk, down a sandy path to a beautiful and uncrowded beach. Fishing gear was even provided and a few trout caught from one of the several kayaks. The owners have a pride of ownership and have thought of every detail to make an island stay a great choice for a stress free vacation. Hope to come back next year."

"This was our second time in the past two years at Seagrape Escape. While not directly on the beach, it is a 3 minute walk down a sandy path to an amazing and uncrowded beach. The home is relatively new, very well appointed and maintained. The marina/water taxi arrangements are straightforward and while being only 10 minutes from the mainland, it seemed like we were on a secluded island in the Carribean. Looking forward to our visit next year."


“Our 4th trip to LGI and our first stay at Peek's Paradise. We have stayed gulf-front before, and were a bit worried about staying inland... We didn't need to worry! Peek's is just a few steps to the beach and has nice views of the gulf from the house. Everything is new and works wonderfully. Lots of room to spread out. It is the nicest rental we've stayed in on the island to date. My family of 4 enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks!”


"Lovely house in pristine condition and fabulous view of the surf!  Even the rain storms are beautiful rolling in on the beach.  Laurie and Buddy are patient and attentive to al questions and just wonderful to work with all around.  You should consider showing a better picture of the deck underneat as current pics don't do it justice.  It's perfect for relaxing between swinms, watching the rain, and would be ideal for watching children play out of the sun.  I can't wait to take my husbad back!  Thanks for an awesome vacation!!!"

"Amazing weekend on LGI! We had the most relaxing stay in the yellow round house. This was our first visit to the Island.The house is situated steps away from the white sand.Watching the Dolphins and fish entertained us. Sunsets were just breathtaking and that's just sitting on the deck of this lovely 2 bedroom home. The inside is decorated beautifully with a beachy feel and all new furnishings.Cant wait till we visit again!!"

"we had a wonderful time at the round house. we especially enjoyed the great view from the living room and the breakfast bar. You could just sit there and watch the waves all day long! The house is very charismatic clean, and makes you feel like home. it has a 360 degree porch so there is always a spot to catch either shade or sunshine. you are basically right in the water and can watch dolphins from the living room or porch. The e-mail communication with the manager/owners is fantastic. no worries about anything, so we booked the water taxi in advance and the concierge brought our belongings to the round house with the golf cart. We had a fascinating and very enjoyable stay.

"Headed home from an amazing week on Little Gaparilla Island in Knee Deep Beach house & I would give anything to be staying longer! This house can not be any better as far as location goes, you are literally, maybe two feet from the surf when you come off of your lower deck. The entire front of the house opens up with sliding glass doors & when sitting in the living or dinning area it appears that you are actually on the water, like you're on a boat instead of in a house! The house is well stocked with things to make your stay comfortable! You won't spend very much time indoors but if you had too, you'll feel right at home. I can't imagine they're being a much better place to stay for the price & size, on this amazing island! You're only about 300 yards from your dock on the bay side which is nearly as beautiful as your view of the Gulf of Mexico on the beach side! We saw dolphins from the front porch, done some great fishing & explored the island to find mangroves where we saw manatee & an array of birds! There were 6 of us including our 2 small kiddos & everyone is raving over our stay & trip! There was something for everyone. We cannot wait to make it back next year to Little Gasparilla Island & our little slice of Heaven, Knee Deep Beach house!!!

"The home was absolutely incredible! We took our children and had a long weekend...and it was most refreshing and very comfortable! The house is in such close proximity of the beach and gives a family a lot of privacy. We also appreciated the owners very much! They worked with us at the last minute to rent us the house. I have rarely ever dealt with such fine people. They really are the most hospitable family, very patient and kind! If you are planning a trip to island I would highly recommend renting from them!

"Dream vacation!   I have to say, without a doubt, that our one week vacation on Little Gasparilla island was the best week I have ever spent. The Sea Star cottage was clean and comfortable. Spectacular gulf views greeted you every time you walked out the door or looked out a window. Laurie was amazing and so easy to work with! Brett was punctual and a great help with getting us to and from the dock. It was difficult to leave paradise but we will return!

“Wow is all we can say! What a terrific island and a fabulous vacation! The house is great. We have rented vacation homes over the years and this one takes the cake! I've never seen such a well stocked home. They have everything you could possibly need. The bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, and everything from dental floss to a complete medical kit. The kitchen has every herb and spice you would need on your trip. There is olive oil and at least four different vinegars, flour, sugar, baking soda, etc. The kitchen is equipped with good pots and pans, and almost everything you would need to prepare a good meal. There is a food processor, hand held mixer, waffle iron, blender, nice set of knives, lots of nice cooking utensils, numerous baking sheets and a good selection of different size bowls. The kitchen is truly the most fully equipped rental house we've ever seen. Overall the home is great. Perfect for a single family. The screen porch is terrific if you've had a little too much sun or just want to spend the afternoon reading or napping. The only thing we can say, is you have to be prepared for this type of vacation. There aren't any stores or restaurants on the island. You either bring it with you or you don't have it. It just takes time preparing and being organized and you'll have a wonderful stress free peaceful vacation.”

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