Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4

Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #1
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Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #1

About this rental

House (Sleeps 4)
1000 sq. ft.  ·   2 bedrooms   ·  1 bathroom
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1000 sq. ft.

Welcome to Little Gasparilla Island!

LGI is a magical, bridge-less, barrier Island that is 'only' accessible by boat.

Enjoy 7 miles of a beautiful white sandy beach with the absolute best shelling and shark's teeth collecting in Florida! It is a collector's dream! Did I mention sunsets?

For the fishing enthusiast you will feel like you have arrived in heaven! Fish on the bay (off the dock) or in the Gulf. Enjoy your catch on the BBQ grill.

Peacock Lane Cottage is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath 'Key West style' cottage that is just a few steps to turquoise waters of the Gulf.

The cottage has a large private rear deck with a wide open view of the Gulf.
There is a dining table/chairs and chaise lounges so you can enjoy watching the Gulf and sunsets while you dine and relax.

Besides a newly renovated bathroom, there is a large outdoor shower plus a rinse-off shower to use after a nice swim or walk on the beach. (Both outdoor showers have hot/cold water)

We have supplied most everything you will need for your beach vacation, so pack 'very light' as there is an extra large, new washer/dryer so no need to bring much more than a few shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, sand-shoes (For collecting all the fabulous shells) a bathing suit and a windbreaker/sweatshirt for a cooler day.

We offer a ‘complimentary’ Greeter with Bret on 'arrival' day. He will pick you, your luggage and groceries up at the dock and bring to the cottage. (More info upon booking)
The Water Taxi runs 365 days a year and leaves from Eldred's Marina on the Boca Grande Causeway.
25.00 for 2 (each way), pup is free between 8:30 - 5PM. 15.00 for each additional person. Parking is 8.00/day at the Marina.
You can bring your own boat (Up to 26') and park at our dock. You can park your trailer at Eldred's Marina.

Towels (Bath and Beach) soaps (laundry, kitchen and bath) cotton linens, and hair-dryers are provided along with many pantry items and spices, etc.

We offer free Wi-fi Internet

No need to lug bottled water to the Island as LGI water is excellent.

Great kayaking and paddle boarding on the Island (Paddleboards and kayak rentals on Island) as well as boat rentals, boat tours and fishing tours.

Large Weber Charcoal grill provided. Many times prior guests leave charcoal (which you are free to use) but best to bring some to be on the safe side. (No gas grill)

We allow a maximum of 4 overnight guests.
(Total includes adults, children under 18 and toddlers).

Primary renter must be at least 30 years old to rent this property. Sorry, no exceptions.

Our weeks run Saturday - Saturday with a 4 PM check-in and 10 AM check-out.

Amenities:
*FREE Wi-Fi
*Central air & Central heat
*3 TV's with individual Direct TV and DVR.
*Spices, pots/pans, crock pot, 2 drip coffee makers, French Press, coffee grinder, (No Keurig) many baking dishes, etc.
*Hairdryer(s)
*100% Cotton Linens and Towels (Bath and Beach)
*New Large Washer/Dryer.
*Large exterior shower and rinse off shower too.
(Sorry, but we do not have fishing gear)
Kayaks available for rent with a local neighbor.
(Be sure to pack your personal toiletries)

We are in the tropics and weather can be a concern. If there is a 'named hurricane' and an evacuation is required, we will refund your money for the days lost. We do not offer refunds for late arrivals, early departures, light to moderate red tide or for other weather occurrences.

Check-in & Check-Out:
The cottage will be ready for you at 4 PM. Please no early birds as our cleaning crew needs every minute to get ready for your visit. Check-Out time is by 10 AM.

We offer complimentary trash removal on Friday mornings. You will be responsible to take what you generate from the Friday trash pick up time to your Saturday 10AM departure. (We supply smaller bags for that too)

We allow ONE, well behaved pup who is on flea and tick control and up to date on all vaccinations. No extra large dogs and NO aggressive breeds permitted.
(We 'must' know if you are bringing a pup)
Sorry but we do not allow other types of pets.

If you bring Fido, we will send you our simple Pet Guidelines for the cottage and the Island. There is a 100.00 pet fee (non-taxable) added to your rental.

Unfortunately we have had a few pup owners who have been negligent and not respectful of our cottage or the Little Gasparilla Island pup rules and ask our pup owners to sign a simple document indicating you will follow the simple pet rules we and the Island have.

If your pup is aggressive, has any destructive tendencies or does not get along with other pups or people our cottage and Island will not be a good fit as we all want everyone (and pups) to be safe and happy.
We have sturdy gates to keep your pup safe and happy when out on the wrap around deck.

You can walk everywhere on the Island and do not need a cart but renting one for a few days can be fun (but not necessary) even for a few days. LGI Golf Cart rentals and a local homeowner offer a limited # of carts. (Details upon booking)

Cancelation policy:
Guests who cancel at least 36 days prior to check-in will receive a full refund less a 100.00 cancellation/administration fee.
If cancelation occurs 35 - 16 days there will be a 50% refund. 15 days or under, we do not offer a refund. If staying for 2 weeks or longer, we require a 45 day notice for a full refund.

** We will answer your inquiry quickly. If you do not hear from us within 2 hours (8am - 10 pm) or first thing the next morning (Should you contact us after 10PM), please check your junk mail as our email address will not be familiar to your computer and will most likely land in your junk mail.

**If you would like to read our 92 reviews on our VRBO website, we'd be happy to share them with you. We have been very humbled by the lovely reviews we have received.

Unique Benefits

We as owners live at the cottage during the winter and spend our time maintaining and upgrading the cottage each season. We take pride in Peacock Lane Cottage and want all our guests to enjoy themselves and have a wonderful time with no worries.
We look forward to having you!

Why Kids Love It

Great fun discovering and collecting shells, sharks teeth, beach-combing, fishing off the dock or in the Gulf, building the best sandcastles ever, swimming in the turquoise water plus kids (and adults) can have a sense of independence as Little Gasparilla Island is FUN and VERY SAFE!

Area Information

Little Gasparilla Island (LGI) is a barrier Island off the SW coast of Florida. It is a best kept secret and is pure bliss! It is nestled between several barrier Islands and the mainland towns of Port Charlotte and Englewood/Placida.

Since there are no stores or restaurants you will need to bring your groceries and goodies with you or have our Island Grocery Delivery Service help you out for a modest fee. Preparing for your meals is a must.

The mainland is only a 10-15 minute boat ride back and you can easily come and go as you like or need to.

Most all our guests tell us that they don't want to leave once they arrive, but on occasion they make a run to the grocery store or want to explore the local area. We suggest visiting Boca Grande. (Take a quick right turn out of Eldred's Marina and pop over to the lovely Island which is less than a mile).

Boca Grande (Next Island over) has lovely shops, restaurants, a lighthouse, library and so much more.

If you don't want to leave, bring a few extra goodies with you so you can enjoy your week(s) without leaving or take advantage of our wonderful Island grocery delivery service. No need to shop on your way to LGI or while you are visiting.

Grocery Delivery: Evan will pick up your pre-paid online order from either the Cape Haze Publix or the Englewood Walmart and bring it to the cottage on your check-in day. Guests who have used Evan's delivery service have especially enjoyed this convenience.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Explore Don Pedro State Park on the north end of the Island. About a one mile walk from the cottage. Pack a lunch and enjoy the nature trails.
A Park Ranger is on staff and they are great source of information about the sea life and animal life on the Island.
For the public, this park can only be reached by boat so is never crowded, usually a few kayakers and folks fishing on the Gulf and a few trail walkers enjoying the day. Sorry no pups in the Park.

We have a small gift shop called: 'Gone Fishing' Gallery with nice Island motif items and art work. Just a 5 minute walk from the cottage. Bobbie has many unique gifts and artwork and sometimes offers an art class.

Favorite Places To Eat

If heading off the Island for the day, we recommend The Pink Elephant on Boca Grande for a lovely lunch however there are many nice eateries on Boca Grande or in one of the local villages nearby. You can enjoy all the Island has to offer; shops, boutiques, galleries and lots of good restaurants.
If you are bringing a boat, we can offer some restaurants suggestions where they allow you to dock.

Publix Grocery is in nearby Cape Haze has everything you would need.
Downtown Old Englewood has the "BEST" Farmers Market every Thursday on historic Dearborn Street. (October - May)
Port Charlotte is about 20-30 minutes south of the Marina and Englewood is about is about 20-30 minutes north of the Marina.

Inside Scoop

The BEST shelling and centuries old shark teeth collecting anywhere! The secret is that LGI gets the best shells before ANY of the other barrier Islands! Find all your sea treasures right here, all while on a quiet, never crowded beautiful beach surrounded by the turquoise water of the Gulf.

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach view
  • Beachfront
  • Bed linens provided
  • Dock or boat slip
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Managed by owner
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Sailing
    (onsite)
  • Scuba Diving
    (onsite)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Surfing
    (onsite)
  • Water Skiing
    (onsite)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

We allow "one" well behaved pup (Sorry, no extra large or aggressive breeds allowed). Must be up to date on all shots and on flea and tick medicine.
100.00 non-refundable pet fee added to the rental fee.

A leash is REQUIRED at all times but we are fortunate that LGI is a pet friendly beach. We will send you our Pet Etiquette Guidelines when booking.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Jan 01 - Dec 31 2024
$2,200 7 nights
Jan 01 - Dec 31 2025
$2,300 7 nights

Fees:

Pup Fee: $100
Cleaning Fee: $200

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

*We require a 300.00 reservation deposit to secure your booking. This is returned within 2 weeks (Or sooner) after your departure date assuming no damage or excessive cleaning is required.
*A 12% tax is added to the weekly rental fee. (7% Florida lodging tax and 5% Charlotte County tourist tax)
*Weeks run Saturday to Saturday. Check-in at 4 PM & Check-out by 10 AM.
*Primary renter must be at least 30 years of age to rent this property, sorry no exceptions.
*There is a 'maximum' of 4 overnight guests. (Total # includes adults, children and toddlers)
* We allow "1" well behaved pup.
*No extra large or aggressive breeds allowed. Sorry, no other types of pets permitted. (We are fairly lenient on size so please inquire)
*We will send you our Pet Guidelines upon booking. If you bring a pup, we require a signature indicating you have read
and agree to the simple rules of our cottage and LGI.
We will email a rental agreement to you once you have reserved your week(s).
* We will email our Welcome Letter to you approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your visit to help you navigate your Island visit.

Availability

Last updated May 25, 2024

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Map

Nearest Airport: Sarasota and Fort Myers - 40 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Boca Grande - 1 mile

Hosted by Laura S.

Laura S.

Member since 2019

Speaks: English

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Visit our Peacock Lane Cottage website for more information & photos
CLICK HERE - Visit our Coast Of Maine Cottage Rental Site to book your Maine Vacation!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

How do I get to the Island?

A:

Park at Eldred's Marina on the Boca Grande Causeway and hop aboard the Pirate's Water Taxi. Taxi runs 365 days a year. 25.00 for 2 each way, 15.00 for each additional person during the hours of 8:30 - 5. (Surcharge is applied for earlier or later trips) Parking is 8.00 per day. You can bring your own boat up to 26' and moor on our deep water dock, just a 3 minute walk to cottage. Bret, our Island greeter will meet you at the dock upon arrival. (Details upon booking)

Q:

Are there any stores on Little Gasparilla Island?

A:

No stores or restaurants are on LGI however we now have an excellent Island grocery delivery service so you don't have to leave paradise!
We have a little gift shop which is a 5 minute walk from the cottage.

Q:

Is your cottage and LGI pet friendly?

A:

Yes, we welcome one well behaved, non-aggressive or extra large pup to our cottage. There is a 100.00 pup fee. LGI is a wonderful place for pups to explore. We have simple Pet Etiquette Guidelines for both the cottage and the Island which we will send you upon booking.

Q:

Can I bring my car to Little Gasparilla Island?

A:

No, LGI is a bridge-less, barrier Island ONLY accessible by boat (Water taxi or your own boat). There are sandy paths to explore by foot or golf cart.
(A golf cart is not needed to explore the Island)

Q:

What is your minimum required stay?

A:

There is a 7 night minimum and our weeks run Saturday - Saturday.

Q:

What is your cancellation policy?

A:

36 days or more, you will receive a full refund less a 100.00 Cancellation/Administration fee.
Between 35 - 16 days you will receive 50% refund.
15 days or under, we do not offer a refund.

Q:

Can I bring my own (or a rental) boat to the Island and where do I dock it?

A:

Yes, we have deep water dockage and you are welcome to bring up to a 26' boat and dock at our private dock which is just for Peacock Lane properties.

Photos

  • Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #1
  • Darling Key West style cottage surrounded by palm trees
    Darling Key West style cottage surrounded by palm trees
  • Just a few steps to the turquoise waters of the Gulf
    Just a few steps to the turquoise waters of the Gulf
  • You have arrived at Peacock Lane Cottage!
    You have arrived at Peacock Lane Cottage!
  • Beachfront living!
    Beachfront living!
  • Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #6
  • Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #7
  • Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #8
  • Master bedroom with new king bed
    Master bedroom with new king bed
  • 2nd bedroom with 2 twin beds & TV
    2nd bedroom with 2 twin beds & TV
  • Dine, relax and sunbathe on the 'private rear deck' with gorgeous Gulf views
    Dine, relax and sunbathe on the 'private rear deck' with gorgeous Gulf views
  • Remodeled bathroom in April 2023
    Remodeled bathroom in April 2023
  • Beautiful extra large outdoor shower with vintage stained glass of sailboat
    Beautiful extra large outdoor shower with vintage stained glass of sailboat
  • Stand up paddle board on the bay just off the dock, early evening
    Stand up paddle board on the bay just off the dock, early evening
  • Surrounded by private coconut palms and a couple steps to the Gulf!
    Surrounded by private coconut palms and a couple steps to the Gulf!
  • Gulf and Bay views
    Gulf and Bay views
  • Seagrapes and the natural dunes dotting the shore
    Seagrapes and the natural dunes dotting the shore
  • Peacock Lane with a lovely beach and steps to Gulf
    Peacock Lane with a lovely beach and steps to Gulf
  • Private front yard surrounded by palm trees
    Private front yard surrounded by palm trees
  • Pink Cotton Candy sky at dawns first light
    Pink Cotton Candy sky at dawns first light
  • Swing your cares away!
    Swing your cares away!
  • Our unique shell front yard just steps to the Gulf
    Our unique shell front yard just steps to the Gulf
  • Walk to back yard or use rinse off shower
    Walk to back yard or use rinse off shower
  • Private location yet so close to beach!
    Private location yet so close to beach!
  • View from the rear deck towards the north (3 swimmers)
    View from the rear deck towards the north (3 swimmers)
  • We even have mermaids on LGI !
    We even have mermaids on LGI !
  • Private front yard, just a couple of steps to the Gulf!
    Private front yard, just a couple of steps to the Gulf!
  • Setting sun over the cottage
    Setting sun over the cottage
  • Peacock Lane filled with tropical splendor on the way to cottage from the dock
    Peacock Lane filled with tropical splendor on the way to cottage from the dock
  • Our charming Chapel
    Our charming Chapel
  • Sea Turtle laying her eggs
    Sea Turtle laying her eggs
  • Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #32
  • Wonderful sand sculptures
    Wonderful sand sculptures
  • Deck overlooking Gulf
    Deck overlooking Gulf
  • Water Taxi leaving dock for the mainland from Dock 21
    Water Taxi leaving dock for the mainland from Dock 21
  • South end looking north on Little Gasparilla barrier Island
    South end looking north on Little Gasparilla barrier Island
  • Even Mermaids have to go off the Island once in a while
    Even Mermaids have to go off the Island once in a while
  • What a rare catch!
    What a rare catch!
  • View from the rear deck, sunset and sailing!
    View from the rear deck, sunset and sailing!
  • GREAT fishing!
    GREAT fishing!
  • Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #41
  • Dock 21 - Peacock Lane
    Dock 21 - Peacock Lane
  • Over head view of Little Gasparilla Island
    Over head view of Little Gasparilla Island
  • Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #44
  • Little Gasparilla Island Florida. Gulf Front Cottage on Beach-Dock-Pet-Sleeps 4 #45
  • Setting sun from rear deck (Open field with total privacy!)
    Setting sun from rear deck (Open field with total privacy!)

Reviews

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Best Place to ever Vacation!

What can I say, this was my third year visiting and I think it gets better and better every time we stay. We stayed for 2 weeks at this wonderful home! It has everything that you will need for your vacation. Laura and Robert stock the house with all the essentials. You obviously need to bring your groceries or have them delivered, but the house has everything you need to cook with. I would recommend having your groceries delivered. Trust me it helps to not have to bring everything over on the boat. There is nothing better than living on island time. Waking up and having coffee on the porch swing was the best way to start your day. The furniture on both the front deck and back deck are very comfortable. It was amazing to sit out there and read a book with the nice breeze off the ocean. You can spend your days relaxing on the beach or walking the shore line looking for shells and shark teeth. You will find a lot. We brought our paddleboards and spent a lot of time on the ocean. The house is so close to the water, it has spoiled me for any other beach vacation. Laura and Robert were wonderful hosts and were there to answer any questions we had. They were very responsive to any email sent. I do not think you will understand what a fabulous place this is until you take a vacation there. I definately recommend you do. I know I will definately be coming back!!

Stayed: Submitted: April 30, 2024

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True relaxation in paradise

Fabulous cottage whose front yard is literally the beach!! Views to die for, especially the sunsets and the gorgeous turquoise Gulf water! The cottage is adorable and has a well stocked kitchen and extremely comfortable beds. Comfortable porch furniture, multiple outdoor dining opportunities, front porch swing, great outdoor shower…what’s not to love??!! Great host who is very knowledgeable and helpful!!

Stayed: Submitted: April 17, 2024

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Vacation on a private island!

We have vacationed on LGI staying at Peacock Lane Cottage three times. Laura and Robert have taken extra care to insure their guests have everything they need and this little Pink cottage is just steps from the beautiful gulf. The beaches are uncrowded, lots of shells and sharks teeth, dolphins, sea birds and manatee. We love that there is nothing to do and no where to go, just relax and enjoy each other. Thank you Laura and Robert for sharing your island home!

Stayed: Submitted: March 16, 2024

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We love having you and look forward to your next visit to LGI!

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Made Wonderful Memories at Peacock Cottage!

Our favorite rental of all time! We are so grateful that Robert and Laura share this space so we could make such amazing memories. We brought our inflatable sailboat and we're even able to see a couple dolphins and a giant sea turtle! We even saw a manatee on the dock when waiting for our water taxi! It was a magical stay that we'll never forget.

Stayed: Submitted: March 06, 2024

Owner response

We are thrilled you had a wonderful time and got to experience so much including seeing dolphins, a sea turtle and a manatee up close. The magic of LGI! We hope you will be able to visit again as we would love to have you.

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Ole Fla at its best!

Our stay at Laura and Roberts cottage was perfect. The house is so clean and comfortable and well stocked with supplies for cooking. The king bed was so comfortable I didn't want to get out of bed. I loved the back porch with that fabulous sea breeze. My husband fished everyday and taught multiple (baby) sharks. I collected sharks teeth and shells during the day. Best part is that the beach is less than 30 steps away. My puppy, Daisy loved the beach. It honestly feels like we had the island to ourselves. I must say the local are very friendly. Brad with pirate taxi is a sweetheart and Brett (took our bags to cottage) is the coolest dude ever! Be prepared to relax! No fancy clothes needed. Pack minimal. We will be back! Thanks again Laura for the lovely home!

Stayed: Submitted: December 02, 2023

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Absolute perfection

Three of us stayed at Laura and Robert’s beautiful, quiet cottage two weeks ago, and we are all still talking about its charm and what an amazing time we had there. The house is just as it looks in the photos, and honestly the pictures really don’t even do it justice. It’s just gorgeous, with numerous decks, seating areas and even a swing from which you can enjoy the incredible view of the water, beach, sunrise and sunset. The beach itself is mere steps away, and we spent most of our time there, floating in the pristine water or just hanging out reading and sunbathing until the sun started going down. Our neighbors were super friendly, and everyone gathers in the evenings to watch the sunset. Evan delivered our groceries as promised, and also made himself available later in the week when we asked him to grab us some lobster and scallops from the seafood store on the mainland. Everyone we encountered was kind, helpful and friendly as can be. I highly recommend this little shangri-la for your next getaway if you are looking for something that feels remote and private but still has all the amenities of a 5 star vacation. You will not be disappointed!

Stayed: Submitted: May 28, 2022

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Everything we could ever want!

This is my third time visiting Little Gasparilla Island and staying at Peacock Lane Cottage. We decided to bring along some friends of ours who had never visited the island as we were sure they would be thoroughly impressed. Just as I had expected, they were blown away by the beautiful views and the amazing cottage that we were to call home for the next week. The communication with the owners was nothing short of fantastic. Laura was quick to answer any questions I had an even made some wonderful suggestions of activities for us all to do on the island. The cottage itself was stocked with everything we could ever need and was SPOTLESS! I will continue to stay at Peacock Lane Cottage and will recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing getaway with a cozy home feel.

Stayed: Submitted: January 23, 2022

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Thank you Jennifer for your very kind words. We hope you will be able to visit again as we'd love to have you!

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Paradise

This place is truly amazing! As good as the pictures look which is how I picked it! The ocean is right in front of you! The island itself is beautiful with tons of shells & shark teeth & sunshine! You can see the sunrise from the docks and sunsets from the porch! We were here for 2 weeks. We left the island once...very easy with a little pre-planning for the water taxi. We heeded the advice to pack light but bring plenty of food & it worked out perfectly! This particular house was super equipped with everything you could possibly need! The furniture is wonderful “Old Florida “ & unique antiques & all the beds are very comfortable! The outdoor shower is perfect! We never even used the indoor shower. You can sun on the deck or enjoy the shade on the porch swing facing the ocean! We had nothing but sunshine with cool mornings & evenings. A dream vacation and already booked next year here! Can’t wait! Laura is great and answers any questions immediately. We didn’t have any issues at all with the place. It was wonderful!

Stayed: Submitted: June 27, 2021

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Perfect Florida Beach Cottage

We were looking for a quiet getaway and the chance to relax beachside. This cottage is in a great location just steps from a nearly deserted beautiful beach. There are no cars on LGI, only golf carts, and we saw only a couple of those the entire week. We saw a few people on the island, but certainly no crowds. The cottage is old-style Florida but renovated and well-kept, with casual beachy furnishings and decor. The property has cable and wifi, if you absolutely cannot do without those things. We spent lots of time walking the beach, fishing, and enjoying both the front porch and rear deck, both with incredible ocean views. Highly recommend.

Stayed: Submitted: October 18, 2020

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Perfect Beach Place !!!

We had this house booked in May and unfortunately had to move it to another month. Laura was extremely accommodating and helpful during this time. She was able to find us another time to come. The house is perfect with everything you need. If you like to use a lot of beach towels like I do, I would bring some of your own though. The house is so close to the beach it only takes a minute to walk up to the house. It is pet friendly and has a gate so our dog was able to sit on the deck with us without fear of him running away. This was the best vacation I have ever had!! No loud noises, no traffic, no deciding where to go for dinner. Just relaxing on the beach and the deck with a glass of coffee or wine. You honestly will not understand how perfect it is until you experience it yourself. We will definitely be back!! Thank you Laura!!

Stayed: Submitted: August 12, 2020

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Thank you Laurel, we are thrilled you will be returning in 2021!

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Wonderful Getaway

We had a great week at Peacock Cottage. The house was excellent and had everything we needed. Evan had our groceries there when we arrived, Brett met us and took us to the beautiful house. Couldn't ask for anything more! Had a wonderful week of weather, beach and sharks teeth. Saw Manatees, dolphins, birds and turtle tracks. Already wanting to return!

Stayed: Submitted: June 27, 2020

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Charming

If you're looking for a true getaway, LGI and Peacock Lane Cottage are for you. I could have spent the entire time on the deck watching the waves, but I forced myself to walk the expansive, shell filled beach. The cottage has everything you need and the owners are a treat.

Stayed: Submitted: February 13, 2020

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Amazing Beach Front Cottage

My family and I made our way back to Peacock Lane Cottage for the second time and had a wonderful stay from start to finish — we are already talking about going back next year! We were able to check in early which was appreciated after a long flight from Maine. The cottage was very clean and comfortable---not to mention the amazing views from both of our private decks!The weather was perfect during our stay which allowed us to spend quite a bit of time walking the beach looking for shells and sharks teeth (there certainly wasn't a shortage of those!) We watched one of a kind sunsets right from the porch swing and took some amazing photos as well. We saw quite of bit of wildlife (everything from dolphins to crabs--very exciting for my 8-year-old daughter.)I truly cannot say enough about this magical place---it's one of those special spots that makes you sad to have to leave, but knowing that it will be there waiting for you on your next trip is always something that I keep in mind. The owners Laura and Robert are always fabulous to work with as they are willing to answer any and all of my questions and keep me informed of things happening on the island as well as on the nearby mainland. The cottage is also full of material to read which gives people an idea of the activities available (SUP/Kayak rentals, fishing tours, etc) which I found to be super helpful.I highly recommend Peacock Lane Cottage to anyone who is looking to get away and just relax---you will have no problem leaving all your problems at home as soon as you step foot on Little Gasparilla, it's one of kind!Definitely don’t need to rent a car unless you plan on visiting places that are further away. We were able to Uber very easily and use the Bird scooters for our stay. I would definitely recommend this rental and hope that I can come back again!! Thank you!

Stayed: Submitted: December 21, 2019

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Our Own Private Little Slice Of Heaven!

My family and I arrived at Peacock Lane cottage after finding this adorable little spot the VRBO. I’ll admit, I was a bit concerned that we would be on an island with no stores, no car and no way off except by boat.... let me tell you that once we arrived all my worries were gone. We were met by a wonderful greeter at the dock that helped us load our things onto the golf cart and took us over the Peacock Lane Cottage (only about a 1-minute ride.) As you come into view of the cottage and the turquoise blue waters of the gulf, you know that you’re in paradise! I was so impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage and all the amenities...it was truly a “home away from home.” We spent the week relaxing on the beach (just steps from the cottage,) collecting seashells on miles of beautiful beach, taking walks, watching dolphins play and of course watching the most amazing sunset/ every evening. We absolutely loved the two decks that the cottage offered (one was covered and had a porch swing and the other was open with lounge chairs and an outside table that was perfect for family meals.) While there are homes on both sides of the cottage we had complete privacy, which was much more appealing than some of the other places I’ve rented from before. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this spot, it really is something out of a dream and I cannot wait to return next year. Working with the owner Laura was an excellent experience! She was very helpful to us during all communication (we spoke via email and by phone) and was always quick to return my questions. We explained our concerns about “island living” but Laura gave us all the information we needed to know about the water taxi, bringing groceries for the week, things available to do at the cottage as well as extra activities provided by other companies local to the island. If you’re looking for a getaway I would highly recommend Peacock Lane Cottage!

Stayed: Submitted: March 14, 2019

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