Where are we? Gasparilla Island? Boca Grande?

Since this is our first blog post, it makes sense to clear up the air about where we really are. Are we on Boca Grande? Or are we on Gasparilla Island? Where is it? What is it? First off, we are on Gasparilla Island, a seven mile long barrier island in southwest Florida. Gasparilla island is surrounded by the salty waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the pristine estuaries of Charlotte Harbor. Offering some of the best beaches in Florida. Located about 1 hour and 45 minutes south of Tampa, and about two hours north of Naples, you will find what’s left of old Florida.

An aerial view of Gasparilla Island.

Head over the swing bridge and you will find out why Boca Grande is so special. No high rises, no street lights, no hotel chains. An island where golf carts out number cars, you will find the laid back beach town of Boca Grande. Yes, Boca Grande is actually the historic village on Gasparilla Island. While exploring the historic village one will find many shops, restaurants, and specialty stores. Two historic lighthouses, that still function today. A magical street named Banyan St. where 100-year-old trees canopy over the road.  Boca Grande is home to several marinas which help to explore the local waterways. The island homes are tucked into the native landscaping with many right on the beach.  A true highlight is the historic Gasparilla Inn, a century old hotel that has hosted such guests as the DuPont’s, Rockefeller’s, and J.P. Morgan. More recent guests include Audrey Hepburn, and the presidential Bush family. Boca Grande has also been on the Hollywood screen, along with hosting some high-profile weddings.

The Port of Boca Grande Lighthouse stands guard over the pass.

What is Gasparilla Vacations?

Now what are we doing here? Our company Gasparilla Vacations specializes in luxury vacation rentals here on this historic island of Boca Grande, and the surrounding areas. We are reinventing the stale rental model by giving our guests a true vacation experience. Bringing custom concierge services to our island guests allows them to truly enjoy their time on the beachfront sanctuary of Gasparilla Island.

Booking your island vacation rental is just the beginning of our concierge services. First, our innovative website allows our guests to customize their vacation needs adding amenities such as golf carts, fishing charters, personal chefs, and transportation, right when booking. Our island experts are here to insure you build the perfect Boca Grande vacation just to your liking! We are here to make your every dream come true. Whether that be dinner reservations, transportation, bike or kayak rentals, a catered dinner party, boat excursion to a remote island, or in-house massages on the beach. Gasparilla Vacations can make your vacation an island experience you will never forget.

Gasparilla Vacations is affiliated with Bob Melvin’s team at Gulf Coast International Properties. A leader in Boca Grande real estate sales for over 35 years. Our relationship allows us to combine efforts, offer opportunities to our clients, & bring an innovative model to our exclusive island. We are now your source for all your real estate needs on Boca Grande. We specialize in a hand selected portfolio of luxury rental homes. Our partnership model with our owners allows us to invest more time & capital, offer innovative marketing, and concierge style service to our guests on Gasparilla Island making a truly memorable island vacation.

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