Welcome to Little Gasparilla Island (LGI). If you have never been here before, you are in for an amazing experience and a memory making vacation.
Peacock Lane Cottage is a Gulf-front cottage on the beach! The front yard is sand and shells and it only takes 10 seconds to jump in the beautiful Gulf water!
Take the 15 minute Water Taxi or bring your own boat to the magical ‘Little Gasparilla Island’.
Little Gasparilla Island is a private, bridge-less barrier island accessible “only” by boat.
Pirates Water Taxi runs 365 days a year or you can bring your own boat as we have deep water dockage.
Park at Eldred’s Marina located on the Boca Grande Causeway. (6.00/day)
Take a few steps out the front door and you have 7 miles of secluded, unspoiled beach to experience. Collect shells, sharks teeth, fish or do nothing at all! Leave all your cares behind!
There are no stores or cars on Little Gasparilla Island, only sandy paths that you can explore by foot or golf cart. (Golf cart is not necessary)
We do have a small artist gift shop who is an Island resident, a 5 minute walk from cottage.
Enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and incredible sunsets from the front and rear decks of this tastefully furnished charming Key West style cottage.
Enjoy the ‘private’ front yard and private back deck surrounded by many coconut palms which offer a cool breeze and shade. Fall asleep each night to the sound of the surf. The best part about this cottage is that it’s not only a romantic place but the perfect family getaway (for 4) too.
Pack ‘very’ light as the cottage has an extra large washer/dryer. Bring all your food and goodies with you, however we now have an excellent grocery service so no need to leave if you run out of food ‘or’ want your groceries delivered upon your arrival!
If you need some entertainment, or other off-island activity, you are only a 15 minute ride by Water Taxi back to the marina on the mainland.
Please note: Our water is “excellent” and there is NO need to bring bottled water with you. (We have no recycling on the island)
We offer ‘FREE’ Wi-Fi with a Verizon Jet Pack. (This is not as reliable as your home internet but with no broadband or cable on LGI, this is perfect for checking emails, websites, etc.
Water Taxi ‘day rates’ are 10.00 per person (each way) and runs 8:30am-5pm. (No fee for pup) Later or earlier pickups ‘always’ available for a surcharge.
If you opt to rent or bring your own boat, we have a good deep water dock that is shared by the few cottages on our lane. Just a 3-4 minute walk to the cottage from the dock.
(Dock can accommodate up to about a 26′ boat)
We offer a ‘complimentary’ Concierge/Greeter on your ‘arrival day’ with a young Island man who will meet you at the dock. Bret will bring you, your luggage and groceries to the cottage.
Many cottage owners charge for trash pick up but we don’t want you to worry about lugging a weeks worth of trash back to the mainland so have a Friday pick up which will allow you to get rid of your trash and only have to take a small bag back to the mainland when you check-out Saturday morning by 10AM.
Get a world class tan, collect shells and sharks teeth on one of the best shelling beaches around, (Especially after a storm).
Make the best sand castles ever, sit on the porch swing and hold your lover’s hand, explore, eat, drink, laugh, read, nap, swim, run, or have a treasure hunt!
‘There is a lot to do on this island that has nothing to do!’
Finally for the fishermen out there, we are the epicenter of the state’s best inshore and offshore fishing; tarpon, snook, redfish, shark, grouper and snapper just to name a few.
Great fishing from the dock or right on the Gulf!
Bring your fishing poles and fire up the BBQ grill!
We allow “1” well behaved pup (50-60Lb. or under) with a non-refundable $100.00 pet fee. We will send you our simple pet etiquette guidelines upon booking.
Positively NO aggressive breeds or extra-large dogs permitted. Sorry, no cats.
Sadly, due to some past pup owners not respecting our pup policy, or the Island rules, we will ask you to sign an acknowledgment indicating you will follow our simple pup rules.
If you are a smoker this will ‘NOT’ be the cottage for you as this is a 100% NON-SMOKING property. You will be asked to leave if you violate this rule and forfeit your deposit.
*Should you like to reserve a week with us, please be sure to put dates you would like to visit on the inquiry otherwise VRBO will indicate the week is unavailable.
You/we can always change your dates at a later time but we do not want you to receive an email from them indicating a week is blocked when it is actually available.
**PLEASE NOTE: Our weeks run “SATURDAY – SATURDAY” and have a 7 night minimum.
Occasionally, we have the ability to offer a 4 night minimum or a schedule outside of Saturday to Saturday during the off season.
Please send an ‘inquiry’ about desired dates and we will try to accommodate you.
Peacock Lane Cottage sleeps a “MAXIMUM OF 4 overnight guests” and ask that you respect our policy. Sorry, no exceptions.
Come and enjoy the best vacation ever!
Please note: We require a signed lease agreement once you have made your booking. This will have all the particulars of the cottage: Cottage address, our names and address, what our responsibilities are as owners, VRBO payment due dates, etc.
It is a simple lease agreement which I will email to you shortly after you have reserved your week.
Please note, there is a $200.00 up-charge over Memorial Day and July 4 week due to the very high demand.
We welcome everyone but our cottage is not handicap accessible. There are only deep, soft sandy paths and motorized scooters or wheel chairs will not be able to move about. We apologize for any inconvenience however if you like we can offer some alternate suggestions for locations nearby that might be better suited should you need assistance.
We look forward to having you!