Read why guests love Little Gasparilla Island, our vacation rental homes, and renting with the Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals team.


"came as guests and left as friends"

I have one complaint about our week at Rosemary’s Beach Cottage; we had to go home. That is literally the ONLY negative comment about our experience. Laurie Gaines and Terry Simms will do everything humanly possible to make your stay flawless. Starting with the front-end business transactions all the way through, to the special touches we found waiting for us to celebrate our first wedding anniversary – everything was first class and as promised. The house was well appointed, impeccably clean (thank you, Pede), spacious, professionally decorated, comfortable and exactly like the photos - including the postcard sunsets. The assistance to and from the dock was punctual, friendly, and tremendously helpful (thank you, Brett). I could go on for hours. We highly recommend Rosemary’s Beach Cottage to you as the ideal “Getaway-and-Unplug-Authentic-Remote-Southwest-Florida” experience. More so, we enthusiastically endorse the services of Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals. Guest Services Manager, Terry Simms, put it best, “You came as guests and left as friends”.


"the perfect getaway right on the beach"

My wife and I stayed at the Round House for a long weekend. It is the perfect getaway right on the beach. Terry provided all the information needed regarding the water taxi and what to expect on Little Gasparilla. The house was very comfortable!


"everything you could possibly need"

My wife, myself and our Golden Retriever were at Coconut Hideaway from August 14-21. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and will be making plans to come back next year. Having been in real estate and property management in South Florida for over 40 years, we were very impressed by the level of detail provided for everything you could possibly need-groceries, boat rentals, local sites, things to do, etc.


"The most relaxing vacation we have ever had!"

My husband and I have been privileged to travel around the world and this was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had! Laurie was fabulous to work with and Hibiscus House was everything we could have wanted! 


"we look forward to coming again"

This was an adorable place it had everything we needed and the kitchen was set up nicely. Loved the Hammocks in the screen room. The front sitting room was very nice too! We enjoyed the porch and eating on the deck. Hammock Haven is nicely laid out and sits perfectly between the beach and bay! Laurie and Buddy were so wonderful and very accommodating. Terry and Pede were wonderful too! Everyone on the Island was so welcoming and it was a pleasure to meet so many wonderful people! Thanks we look forward to coming again


"anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to relax & chill out would love this place"

This fully equipped little cottage was comfortable, clean & has the best location on the island, just steps to a beautiful beach. Anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to relax & chill out would love this place. Also the on sight person who handles this rental Terry Simms was extremely helpful & accommodating. I am looking forward to returning next year.


"very relaxing place to truly get away"

We were a little wary about being out on an island with no cars, restaurants, or stores, but the locals have it all figured out. The water taxi picked us up 20 feet from where we left the car; Brett met us on our dock with the golf cart to transport luggage and groceries (important because it was raining when we arrived); the rented kayaks were delivered to the same dock; Austin made a midweek grocery run for us; and Terry cooked us a terrific locavore meal on our last night. Very relaxing place to truly get away


"I would give anything to be staying longer"

Headed home from an amazing week on Little Gasparilla Island in Knee Deep Beach house & I would give anything to be staying longer! This house can not be any better as far as location goes, you are literally, maybe two feet from the surf when you come off of your lower deck. The entire front of the house opens up with sliding glass doors & when sitting in the living or dinning area it appears that you are actually on the water, like you're on a boat instead of in a house! The house is well stocked with things to make your stay comfortable! You won't spend very much time indoors but if you had too, you'll feel right at home. I can't imagine they're being a much better place to stay for the price & size, on this amazing island! You're only about 300 yards from your dock on the bay side which is nearly as beautiful as your view of the Gulf of Mexico on the beach side! We saw dolphins from the front porch, done some great fishing & explored the island to find mangroves where we saw manatee & an array of birds! There were 6 of us including our 2 small kiddos & everyone is raving over our stay & trip! There was something for everyone. We cannot wait to make it back next year to Little Gasparilla Island & our little slice of Heaven, Knee Deep Beach house!!!


"we spent our honeymoon here"

We spent a week here, and absolutely fell in love with the house and beach. It’s beautifully decorated and had everything you could ever need! The place was very clean, and beach was so close you fell asleep to the sound of the crashing waves! I would love to return to Bonefish Bungalow! We spent our honeymoon here and when we arrived there was a bottle of champagne on ice, chocolates, music playin and a nice note. We loved every second of our stay!


"Little Gasparilla should be at the top of your list"

The property was fantastic, and the support staff were all terrific. If you are looking for an off the grid getaway, the Flip Flop Bungalow and Little Gasparilla should be at the top of your list!