Vacation Rentals by Owner
Vacation Rentals by Owner
Vacation Rentals by Owner

Breathtaking 3 BR Unit on the Gulf—Gasparilla Island / Boca Grande

Beach from the Dunes and a Painted Sky at Sunset

Holiday Property Details

Property Type: Townhouse
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3
Accommodates: 6

5800 Gulf Shores Blvd. #13
City: Boca Grande
State/Region/Province: Florida
Zip/Postal/Mail Code: 33921
Country: USA

Newly renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bath 2,200 square foot townhome with very tasteful furnishings, a stunning kitchen, berber and tile flooring, and crown molding…a true showplace.

A ceramic-tiled screened balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and a unique nature area filled with turtles and iguanas! Awesome views--peaceful sunrises over Lake Gasparilla and breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

Generous mater bedroom with sitting area and wonderful master bath offering separate shower and Jacuzzi tub; two other bedrooms each with their own bathrooms.

Gasparilla Island is a quiet eight-mile long stretch with small-town charm. World-Class tarpon fishing. Cross the bridge to enter paradise! Just 45 minutes from Ft. Myers and Sarasota airports.

A paved seven-mile bike trail follows the tracks that brought du Ponts and Vanderbilts onto Gasparilla Island in private train cars.

Sorry, no smoking, no pets.

Owner Information

Name: kimberly santamaria

Phone 1: 813-907-8844
Owner Comments: E-mail or call any time.

Vacation Property Location

45 minutes from Ft. Myers and Sarasota Airports, 1:45 south of Tampa. Close to Englewood.

Dunes of Boca with Gorgeous Stretches of Beach

Newly renovated Interior

Area Features Rental Property Amenities
World-class tarpon fishing! Boating, shelling, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, biking, relaxing, relaxing, relaxing!! Beautifully maintained community with two heated swimming pools, two tennis courts, and wooden walkways leading to amazing stretches of white sand beach offering incredible shelling.

Furnished down to the last detail, including a DVD player, VCR, stereo with cassette and CD players, a gas grill, washer/dryer, extra-large garage, telephones, a/c, linens, full-equipped kitchen, cable, and more.

Nature area with Iguanas and Turtles

Rate Table and Comments

Cleaning fee (approx. $125) plus taxes. Contact owner for more.
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Why Rent from Property Owners?

Have you every wondered why the vacation rental property where you were staying was so expensive? Most lodging accommodations rented through property managers charge you for the rent, their expenses, overhead, and profit. Property managers or agencies are typically business units of real estate agencies who manage vacation rentals, flats, pensiones, etc., for owners, in their local area. The house, condominium, villa or whatever that you rent has to be cleaned and maintained, resevations have to be taken, travel agencies require referral fees, etc. - just like at hotels and motels. If you are renting a private summer home, a ski lodge or any other type of holiday property, the property manager is operating a tourisim business that must pay the property owner their share of the rental price, plus whatever expenses they have incurred, AND make a profit. Of course, all of these fees and charges are passed on to the renter. Sometimes the property managers will charge the owner up tp 50% of the rental price!!

When you rent privately owned homes directly from the owner, you can realize significant savings. Usually, the property owners will research the local rental market to establish a fair price. And, most of the time, the rental owner will have to reduce their price in order to attract more business. For instance, a condominium owner in Destin, Florida doesn't have the advertising budget that a vacation rental property agency representing hundreds of properties does. Florida has thousands and thousands of rental properties. So, the owner does a couple of things to make their property more attractive to prospective renters. First, reduce the price relative below similar properties in the area. Second, use the internet to get the word out. It wasn't long ago that being able to reach a worldwide customer base was unthinkable. Now, by using the internet, the owner can "show" their property to renters in France, South Carolina, California, Hawaii, Portugal or anywhere in the world and you can contact them directly.

Renting from owners also has other advantages. Typically, owners renting directly, rent their "homes". This means that you will find much more personalized and even eccentric living environments. You will also find more convenience and personal items for your use. And, when you contact the owner, they can usually direct you to local events, happenings and places of interest that the typical tourist would not be aware. It's almost like knowing someone where you are going. So, go ahead and ask questions of the owner. You will find that most owners take pride in their property as well as its location. It never hurts to ask! - editor at

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