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13 reviews
Unobstructed Gulf views!
Brand new sun deck just added!
Photo taken before the new deck was added
Addl. double bed in upstairs loft
All access to the island is via private boat or water taxi; Pirates water taxi, Englewood FL
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Little Gasparilla Island, Florida

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Stacey R
Belle Fourche
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Relaxing, refreshing and comfortable”
Reviewed October 6, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This home is well appointed with everything we needed. You must buy your groceries on the mainland and take a water taxi over unless you have your own boat. Arriving, we were met by a young man who took our luggage to the house. He offered to give us a tour of the island during our stay though we did not take him up on it as we were "busy relaxing" and seeing other sites. The beds here are comfortable. We travelled with another couple and there was plenty of space. They provide beach towels, chairs, and many other amenities needed. We used the sand bucket to collect our shells (which are numerous!) We did not fish although we saw people fishing each day we were there. We used the bbq grill each night for dinner and were very satisfied with all that was provided for our use!!! The rental manager, Lorie, was next door and very good about telling us what we wanted to know about the island. You must climb stairs to get into the house and there is a place at the bottom of the stairs to rinse the sand off your feet as well as a shower under the house. The beach is only a short walk away and dolphins swim by a few times a day. Internet access, my cell service, and direct tv were easily accessed. We would love to go back and plan to do so next year! Thank you for everything! I hope that anyone who rents this treats it well as it is a lovely place.

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Liked best: The entire experience was worth every penny.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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SullivanF...
Savannah, Georgia
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69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Awesome Island and the house is fabulous!!”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

Wow is all we can say! What a terrific island and a fabulous vacation! The house is great. We have rented vacations home 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 very 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.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Andrea R
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home sweet home!!”
Reviewed August 14, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

Hibiscus House was a wonderful vacation home for our family! The house is FULL of homey touches that make you feel just that....at home. There is no way I can explain how many details are taken care of in this home. From the FULLY equipped kitchen to the wonderfully decorated rooms throughout the home.....you will not be disappointed! There is everything in this home that you can think of down to an extensive first aid kit. Plenty of paper towels, toilet paper, soaps, clothes detergent...everything! Just need your food and swimsuit! I have never felt so relaxed in a vacation home! The outdoor deck is wonderful on both levels and both the screened in and outside portions were great for our dogs. Sharks teeth are abundant along these beaches. So easy to find! Just be sure if you don't have a boat to bring as much over with you as you need as far as groceries. By the end of the week we were rationing gatorades and waters, but we had such wonderful neighbors that had guests coming over who picked some up for us! If I had to stretch for negatives I would say be aware that Emmett of Pirates Water Taxi is not the friendliest man you will ever meet. Make sure to reserve your spot on the water taxi a week ahead to avoid any problems hopefully. Also, Brett the concierge may need quite a bit of reminding after setting up his help. I would call night before and even morning of if you want to count on him to be there. You also have to bag up your trash and take it back to the mainland with you. To help not have so many bags of stinky trash, we kept recycling items separate and put all of our scraps in a gallon size zip bag in the freezer until the day we left which worked really well for us. Overall, this is a WONDERFUL home to spend your time on Little Gasparilla in. The beaches and surrounding families were just as wonderful and we had a great experience. HIghly recommend!!!

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Liked best: All the comforts of home
Liked least: Probably taking our trash back
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: The view.
Liked least: Price of the water taxi.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Minnesota
Reviewed April 3, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Older travelers Rugged travelers
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Calliecar...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic vacation!!!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

What a great experience and vacation staying at Hibiscus House! The island and beach were great, especially for shelling and nobody was on the island, making it even more relaxing and quiet. I traveled with my sister, husband, and two big dogs, and everyone had a wonderful time. The house and beds were very comfy and the kitchen has everything you need to make wonderful meals! Thank you for allowing us to bring our pets; the island environment was the perfect stress free and relaxing vacation we've had in many years!!! And the dogs send wet kisses for allowing them to come too!!!

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Liked best: The quiet environment and the fact that they would allow big dogs to stay!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Figueira da Foz
Reviewed October 25, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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A romantic getaway
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