This charming "old Florida" cottage offers a glimpse of what a vacation at the beach used to mean before theme parks, high rises and bars took over most of Florida's beaches. Strolling the sandy pathways to the private beach for early morning shell seeking, floating on a raft in the gentle waves, reading or afternoon naps on the front porch overlooking the beach while the men are fishing, cooking your fresh catch on the grill, relaxing evening meals watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico and heading down to your private dock for some evening fishing after dark. Sand Dollar Cottage offers all of that and more
Please note that this house is on LITTLE GASPARILLA which is not accessible by bridge. The only access is by private boat or water taxi. You leave your car at the marina on the mainland, and the water taxi drops you right at our dock where our concierge will meet you with his golf cart and transport your luggage and your groceries to the house
This cottage is cozy and rustic with knotty pine paneling that is both warm and welcoming. The kitchen is simple yet fully stocked with everything you need for your beach meals. All the spices you would ever want, and all the pots and pans you need! There are two comfortable bedrooms, one with a queen bed and a second with two twin beds, so the home sleeps four comfortably. It is also pet friendly so all family members can enjoy a beach getaway. There is one bath upstairs with tub and shower. There is a toilet and two outdoor showers downstairs, one enclosed for privacy and one open for rinsing off
The living room has a comfortable seating area and flat screen TV with DirecTV and there is a wi-fi hotspot available if you need to stay connected. But the real living area is the front porch with its outdoor dining, comfortable seating area, rocking chairs and outstanding view of the Gulf of Mexico. You will want to spend all your time on the front porch just drinking in the view
There is also an open air porch on the south side of the house, perfect for grilling and relaxing in the sunshine during cooler winter months
A large downstairs porch we call the "dance floor" is also available if you wish to entertain or host a BBQ and we have a craft table downstairs under the house for assembling shell creations, and sorting the numerous shark's teeth you will find every day on the beach
GOLF CART VOUCHER: This home also provides a $100 golf cart voucher toward the rental of a golf cart from LGI Carts to explore the island during your stay. 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 should the guest elect not to rent a golf cart or if LGI carts has no availability. Please make golf cart reservations early!
You will find the Sand Dollar Cottage a simple and unpretentious cottage for an absolutely perfect beach vacation!
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