Driftwood Cottage

2-Bedroom, 1 Bath

queen Bed and Two Twins, Sleeps 4

Driftwood Cottage is a charming and eclectic cottage sitting right in the dunes at the edge of the beach near the north end of the island.  It is one of the island's original beach cottages and it has been lovingly restored with a new kitchen yet it retains the charm and heart pine interior of the original cottage.  It is cozy and comfortable with dramatic views from every room in the house.  And you are literally just 10 steps from the beach.  The screened porch offers cooling breezes day and night and there is an electric grill and table on the porch for al fresco dining. A galvanized tin bathroom indoors adds a bit of urban/industrial flair to the cottage and there is a spacious outdoor shower.

It is a bit rustic, but this cottage truly transports you back to "old Florida".  This cottage is perfect for couples or a small family for whom proximity to the beach is paramount!

The owners are now including a complimentary kayak/paddle board rental AND a $100 golf cart voucher (valid at LGI carts) for stays of a week or more.

Please note that this cottage does have another house that sits RIGHT in front of it. The plus is that it blocks the hot summer sun and the worst of the wind and the rain in a storm. But, you do not have unobstructed views directly west. There are great views to the southwest and north west. But there may be people on the beach right in front of you at times.

The beach is just 15 steps from the front of the cottage, so you can meander down to the beach for a swim, come home easily for lunch and a nap, keep an eye on the kids from the front porch and run home in an instant if you have forgotten something -- or grab a quick snack. No more trudging 10 minutes over hot sand pathways with umbrellas and beach chairs and towels and coolers and the diaper bag -- everything you need is literally 15 steps away. This cottage is the height of convenience: cozy and comfortable, warm and welcoming and a unique and unusual place from which to enjoy the best of Little Gasparilla Island.

Please note this home is for sale, and there might be a request for a showing during your stay. We always try to notify guests at least 24 hours prior to a showing and we would try not to intrude on your vacation.

Rents from $200-$250/night or $1350/week, 3-night minimum


  • WiFi - available with a fee. Speeds adequate for web-browsing, emails, social media, but not games or streaming. Please see our Island WiFi page for more details.

  • Pet Policy - pet-friendly with $100 non-refundable fee per pet

  • Cleaning Fee - minimum $175 cleaning fee

  • Damage Deposit - $400, fully refundable upon departure assuming no damage

  • Minimum Renter Age - 25

  • Boat Slip - included on dock number 6 (this is also where the water taxi will drop you off)

  • Complimentary Concierge- will meet you at the dock with a golf cart to assist with transporting your luggage and groceries to the home

  • Satellite TV - yes

  • Grill Type - charcoal

  • Parking - $6/night ($8/night if you have a boat trailer) at Eldred's Marina where you meet the boat taxi

  • Holiday surcharges- applied for reservations for Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day,Thanksgiving, and Christmas/New Years timeframes