RARE OCEAN GULF BEACH FRONT
SECLUDED LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND
UTILIZE AS PRIVATE FAMILY BEACH, CAMP, OR DEVELOP PER ZONING
Little Gasparilla Island is a tropical barrier island located just off the West Coast of Florida. Situated halfway between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, it benefits from cool tropical breezes in the summer and warm sunshine in the winter. There used to be three separate islands, Knight Island, Don Pedro Island and Little Gasparilla Island. Following a storm in the 60s which closed the passes, the islands became one, with Little Gasparilla being the southernmost.
The most unique attribute of Little Gasparilla is its lack of a bridge…there used to be a bridge to the northernmost island but that also fell victim to the hurricane and residents have decided we like it better without a bridge! All access is by private boat or water taxi. There are no roads and no cars, and traffic and tourists are just a mainland memory.
The island offers 7 miles of beautiful pristine beach unspoiled by either seawalls or high-rises. During the summer, the beach is a nesting spot for endangered sea turtles which lay their eggs in the warm sand near the dunes.
The shells on the island are among the most plentiful on the West Coast and the beaches are dotted with prehistoric shark's teeth free for the collecting. The best time to go shelling is just before and at low tide and after a storm. Be sure to check the high tide lines where the surf often tosses the largest shells. The sandbars are home to sand dollars, whelks, starfish and conchs.
Fishing from either the dock or the beach can provide daily entertainment -- and a hearty meal depending on your luck…and at the end of a long day, a breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico gently eases you into the evening.
Mostly, Little Gasparilla offers privacy and tranquility and a rare sense of peace not found at many Florida vacation spots. Many days you can walk the beach for hours without seeing another soul. Yet island neighbors are friendly and always willing to offer a helping hand. There is a quaint island chapel which offers non-denominational services from time to time and which has been the site of memorable island weddings.
Little Gasparilla Island is a favorite spot to rest and recharge and take a moment to enjoy life and family and the beauty of nature.
BEACH FRONT PROPERTY SELLING FOR $1,000,000+ IN 2006
PARCELS ARE STILL CURRENTLY ON THE MLS FOR
$350,000 TO $500,000
SEE BOTTOM OF THIS AD FOR ZILLOW COMPS
GREAT LOT FOR A SIMILAR KEY WEST STYLE HOME AS SHOWN BELOW
We appreciate your interest in this prime beach front property & do not offer any type legal building advise, cost to build nor cost to insure.
Many occupy this island paradise full-time so obviously it is still affordable !
These lots were platted ( green property lines ) by the county many years ago & are zoned under the legally non-conforming lot size as being grand-fathered prior to any new building requirements.
As such the coastal line has changed over the years & variances may have to be applied for with regards to the building setbacks.
As you can see the yearly accessed taxes ( $2784 ) on this property are still moderate high and still is only about 40-50% of true market values which keeps the taxes lower though.
Still the price you’ll pay for paradise !
Keep in mind that the site & the various building permit approvals are very home plan specific & can require many months or more of planning, permiting & preparation by your respective builder.
Also, as with all Charlotte County lots that are less than 10,000 sq. ft. and especially being waterfront, this lot will require the special permitted ATU ( Aerobic Treatment Unit ) type septic system. These have to be maintained bi-yearly and by a Florida licensed septic company. Not like the traditional septic system that only require pumping our every 2-3 years for use with a long drainage field line. The water supply is public water supply so having to install a well is fortunately not an issue !
We do plan on closing on the property within our typical 7-14 day time frame with the local Port Charlotte Title company at our expense with full title insurance and warranty deed provided with no delay.
We do believe this lot’s location & size is best suited for the Pedestal type homes as shown within the Ebay ad as many similar are already built on the island.
We are passing our rare acquisition on at an unbelievable price when compared to others you may see today.
This type lot availability is far & few between these days as most were acquired in the early 70’s and being held by most families in family trusts due to there high value.
Even in today’s market place they still are listed for $300,000 & up as you see if you perform your due diligence as you should.
Especially true on the Gulf side of Little Gasparilla Island.
Below is the contact and web link for the Charlotte County Building Department.
They will be glad to assist you with any questions you may have with regards to the size of the home and the permitting process once a home design has been selected.
Unlike normal home building on dry inland lots, developing a coastal property can be a challenging but life-rewarding process.
That’s were a knowledgeable / quality coastal developer is indispensable.
Also attached are a copy of the Florida Coastal Construction & Excavation Regulations builders utilize as guidance once your ready to build & the current adopted Little Gasparilla Community Plan which you may find informational.
We also highly recommend a vacation stay on the island to really appreciate its natural beauty.
VRBO is one of the best ways to do so & the web link is below for renting a beach front home get-away.
KESSEL HOLDINGS LLC
A FLORIDA REAL-ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY
PRIME BEACH FRONT ON THE GULF OF MEXICO & SOME OF THE BEST SALTWATER FISHING / BOATING IN ALL OF FLORIDA
ESTABLISHED AREA NEXT TO MILLION DOLLAR
NO OTHERS LIKE IT ON EBAY
PLEASE DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU ALREADY HAVE FINANCING APPROVED OR AVAILABLE CASH FUNDS
YOU ARE BIDDING ON THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS LOT!
The Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda area has been designated by
as the 10th best in the world for sailing as well as
Ranked 3rd "Best in America" to Live and Golf by Golf Digest
STRATEGICALLY LOCATED NEAR MAJOR INTERSTATE SYSTEMS.
AS YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST YEAR... MOST OF THE PARCELS SELL TO A HIGH BIDDER PRIOR TO THE AUCTION'S CLOSE.
DON'T MISS-OUT AGAIN.
YOU ARE BIDDING ON THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS PARCEL!
CLOSE PROXIMITY TO MAJOR INTERSTATE SYSTEM, I-75 & I-41
NICE HOMES ALREADY UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR COMPLETED IN THIS IMMEDIATE AREA.
BELOW ARE SOME CURRENT LOTS AND HOMES NEAR THIS PARCEL
***TERRIFIC INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY***
GET THIS LOT AT A FRACTION OF CURRENT MLS PRICES!
VERY CLOSE ACCESS TO U.S. HIGHWAY 41 (TAMIAMI TRAIL) & I-75. WOW !
This is a very nice and highly desirable area of Charlotte County, Florida in a well established residential community.
Charlotte county is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States presently & highly recommended in
Great Location, Public Water supply, septic required with Clear Title with Title Insurance.
Do not be fooled by those large companies OR individuals on Ebay selling speculative lots with no utilities available, in the vicinity of the lot they are offering.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY HAS A TOTAL OF 48 PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS. 34 COUNTY PARKS, 4 STATE FACILITIES, 1 FEDERAL WILDLIFE REFUGEE.THE COUNTY HAS ABOUT 12.5 MILES OF GULF COAST BEACHES. THERE ARE 15 PUBLIC ACCESS SITES. THERE ARE 28 MARINAS & 13 BOAT RAMPS LOCATED ALONG THE PEACE RIVER, CAPE HAZE PENINSULA, LEMON BAY AND PLACID HARBOR AREAS.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY STADIUM AT CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK.WITH 5332 SEATS,CLUB HOUSE,BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELDS AND OPEN GROUND AVAILABLE FOR FESTIVALS,CONCERTS,LARGE SHOWSEXPOSITIONS AND SPORTING EVENTS.SUNSHINE CLEAN AIR 129 SQUARE MILES OF SPARKLING WATERS,FISHING AT ITS GREATEST.LOW CRIME AND INEXPENSIVE LIVING KEEP THEM HERE IN THE HEART OF SOUTHWEST COAST OF FLORIDA.
PUBLIC WATER & SEPTIC REQUIRED WITH POWER READY AT THE TIME OF CONSTRUCTION.
GULF ESTATES COMMUNITY
APPROX. SIZES: LOT SIZE – 7150 SQ. FT.
APPROX. : AVG. 55’ x AVG. 130’
TITLE: SEARCHED & INSURED
ANNUAL TAXES : Approx. $2784.51
"ONLY LEGITIMATE BUYERS & WE’LL ENTERTAIN ALL REASONABLE OFFERS"
IN ADDITION: AS THIS PROPERTY MAY ALSO BE LISTED LOCALLY VIA THE REALTOR’S MLS SYSTEM WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THIS AUCTION AT ANY TIME AS LONG AS THE “RESERVE PRICE” HAS NOT BEEN MET.
A DOWN PAYMENT OF $2500.00 IS DUE WITHIN 3 DAYS OF A WINNING BID WITH THE REMAINING BALANCE BEING DUE BASED ON THE CONTRACT AGREEMENT.
THE DOWN PAYMENT WILL BE SENT TO THE CLOSING TITLE COMPANY WITH THE BALANCE DUE ACCORDING TO THE CLOSING TITLE COMPANY REQUIREMENTS. ONCE THE DOWN PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE WE'LL SEND OUT OR EMAIL A CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE. THE CLOSING WILL BE AT A LOCAL FLORIDA TITLE COMPANY THAT WE HAVE ALREADY CONTRACTED. WE PAY ALL CLOSING FEES . WE ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS AND U.S. BANK DRAWN CASHIER CHECKS. THIS IS A CASH DEAL ONLY. PLEASE HAVE ALL YOUR FINANCES READY BEFORE YOU BID & PRIOR DUE DILIGENCE IS REQUIRED.
We have provided many INFORMATIONAL FACTS about the local area AS WELL AS AERIAL SHOTS OF PARCEL # 5 AS WELL AS HOMES IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA so that you can become very comfortable with the fact that the Placida, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda area is all we say it is.
Charlotte County tops all the national BEST PLACES TO LIVE LISTS!
129 square miles of waters and aquatic preserves, 12 miles of beaches with white sand. Thousands of plant species, hundreds of hiking trails, a tremendous amount of marine life, a Federal wildlife refuge, clean air, and YEAR ROUND warm sunshine.
Charlotte County, an important ecological breeding ground for numerous fish, bird and animal species because of two freshwater rivers, the Peace River and Myakka River, which flow into the saltwater of Charlotte Harbor and Lemon Bay and then the Gulf of Mexico.
Recreational activity choices are numerous
Sarasota and Tampa an easy trip to the North, and Fort Myers and Naples to the South.
Charlotte Harbor, Englewood Beach and the Gulf Islands are only minutes away from any location in Charlotte County. Dolphins can be seen in the harbor close up.
The white gulf beaches are clean. Zoning prohibits high-rises.
Charlotte County's beaches are one of Florida's Best; close, yet quiet and abundant with bird life, dolphins, sea turtles and other wildlife. No crowds here, just plenty of white sand with colorful shells.
Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area, which is only accessible by boat, is another location with white beaches stretching for about a mile on the Gulf of Mexico. There are picnic pavilion, tables, grills, outdoor showers and restrooms.
Port Charlotte Beach Park is located on Harbor Boulevard in Port Charlotte. There is a swimming pool, boat ramps, fishing pier and extensive recreation and sports facilities.
There are so many courses nearby that the fees are very reasonable it is easy to get tee times! You could run into the pros such as Chi Chi Rodriguez, Ken Venturi, Nolan Henke, and Nancy Lopezare and many others enjoying a relaxing quite day on the courses.
Charlotte Town Center Shopping Mall is a beautiful mall with national and local stores and restaurants.
So many restaurants in Port Charlotte!
Points Of Interest & getting to know the area!
CLICK ON EACH LINK BELOW !
Charlotte County Beaches
Port Charlotte Information
Exploring Punta Gorda
SUPERB AREA close to beach activities, salt water fishing as well as “TOO” many GOLF courses !
Here is your opportunity to acquire a great property at up to a 500% lower price than you will see on the realtor’s MLS... don't procrastinate!
CHARLOTTE HARBOR & THE GULF ISLANDS
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Click here for a printable version of Charlotte County information.
Location: Nestled along Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast, between Sarasota and Naples, about 100 miles south of Tampa.
Geography: Charlotte County provides some of the most beautiful natural settings Florida has to offer, with numerous upland and aquatic preserve areas to explore. Charlotte Harbor includes one of the world's largest protected marine estuaries encompassing 270 square miles with 219 miles of natural shoreline. Charlotte Harbor/Gasparilla Sound Aquatic Preserve comprises nearly 80,000 acres of some of the most pristine and productive coastal areas in the state and a unique network of barrier islands and mangrove forests.
Regions: Vacation destinations include the barrier island community of Boca Grande; the historic city of Punta Gorda; Englewood; Port Charlotte; Little Gasparilla Island; Don Pedro Island; Manasota Key; Cape Haze; the picturesque fishing and arts village of Placida; and Palm Island, with its serene beaches accessible by ferry.
Climate: At 5 to 25 feet above sea level, Charlotte County enjoys a climate characterized as sub-tropic where extremes of temperature in both summer and winter are checked by the tempering influence of the Gulf of Mexico. Prevailing winds are an easterly average of 12-18 mph.
Seasons: Winter: January-March. At certain peaks, winter residents increase the population by 30%. April-December is considered low season. During this time, Floridians increase their visits to the area.
Lodging: A wide range of accommodations is available, designed to suit all price and style requirements. Options include hotels, motels, B&B's, resort properties, RV recreation areas, and condo and home rentals.
History: In 1513 Ponce de Leon set out to explore the east and west coasts of Florida. During this exploration, he returned to the Charlotte Harbor area to establish a colony. During the colonization period, the Calusa Indians attacked Ponce de Leon’s settlement. Ponce de Leon was wounded in the thigh by an arrow, resulting in a bout with gangrene that would eventually claim his life in Havana. Several years later, the American mainland was opened for European settlement by the Hernando DeSoto expedition of 1539-42. According to various historical documents, Pedro Menendez D'Aviles built a mission-fort named San Antonio somewhere in the Charlotte Harbor region following his establishment of the first American colony at St. Augustine, Florida, in 1565. After two intense years of struggle between the Spaniards and the Calusa, Menendez abandoned his project and attempted to restrain the unpredictable Indians of southern Florida.
Restaurants: Fresh seafood is abundant and the area boasts a wide selection of ethnic foods including French, Italian, Japanese, Thai, and Mexican. All-American cuisine is also in plentiful supply.
Beaches: Over twelve miles of sandy Gulf beaches share the coastline with the mangrove forests of Charlotte Harbor.
Golf: Choose from over sixteen magnificent courses throughout Charlotte County. Courses range from executive to championship level, each with scenic vistas and spectacular landscapes.
Attractions: Charlotte County features over 70 parks and recreational areas. Take a unique wildlife buggy tour through the silent beauty of an untouched cypress swamp. Set sail on a small boat cruise. Camp out under the stars. Snorkel right off your canoe in the Peace River. Ride a bicycle alongside real Bison at Babcock's Wilderness Adventure, or come face-to-face with a gopher tortoise on an exhilarating hike through Cedar Point.
Shopping: From waterfront boutiques and malls, to antique fairs and flea markets, there are shopping opportunities for everyone. Historic Fishermen's Village is a waterfront shopping and dining complex that is an attraction in itself.
Cultural: Local art agencies serve the community by promoting visual arts, theater, dance, music, arts & humanities, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Airports: The area boasts four airports strategically located in well-populated areas for travel convenience: The Charlotte County Airport, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, (RSW), and Tampa International Airport (TIA).
Major Access: The Seminole Gulf Railroad has excursion passenger and freight service; Major bus line has a station in Port Charlotte; the Charlotte County Airport has a 6,500 foot lighted runway plus two 5,000 foot runways; and AMTRAK includes bus service to and from Port Charlotte-Tampa train station.
Roads: INTERSTATE-75 through Charlotte County has 22-miles running north/south with five exits (#27 to #31). U.S. 17 ends in Punta Gorda and U.S. 41, the Tamiami Trail, is the main highway running north/south.
Transportation: A variety of services including: auto rentals, taxi & limo service, bus and bicycle rentals.
Mileage from Florida Cities:
Daytona: 183 miles
Jacksonville: 238 miles
Miami: 214 miles
Orlando: 129 miles
Tampa: 100 miles
Charlotte Harbor & The Gulf Islands is located halfway between Sarasota and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf coast. Southwest Florida International Airport, 30 minutes to the south in Ft. Myers, provides convenient flight service. For more information on how you can enjoy Florida’s Best-Kept Secrets throughout Charlotte Harbor & The Gulf Islands, visit the Charlotte County Visitor's Bureau Web site or call 1-888-4PUR-FLA.
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NOTE: THESE PARCELS WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE UNTIL WHICH TIME THE HIGH BIDDER'S CONTRACT & DEPOSIT HAS BEEN RECEIVED!
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Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How do we get to to the island ?
There are two water taxis that service the island; they run every day during daylight hours but will run later with a reservation. It is best to contact them a day in advance, especially if you need to travel very early, after dark or on a holiday. Average cost for the water taxi is $15.00 per person but be sure to verify this as prices sometimes change depending on the time of day you need to cross the bay....after dark costs extra. There is also a minimum trip charge. PLEASE try to arrive before dark! Phone number for Pirate's Water Taxi is 941-697-5777.
2. How far is the lot from the beach? What is the beach like? Is it Private?
The lot is located RIGHT ON THE BEACH! Many homes on the island are inland, surrounded by foliage with no views of the water. This parcel is a true waterfront home, with the dunes and beach right in your front yard.
The beach is perfect for swimming. There are no steep drop-offs when you enter the water from the shore. The bottom is pure white sand and there is usually a sand bar 10-20 yards offshore which keeps the waves to a minimum. The water is usually quite clear.
The beach itself is not private, but the difficulty of reaching the island without a boat or water taxi means that there are often few -- or no -- people on the beach. Beach access for our inland neighbors is just to the south of the lot, so you may see other families or couples on the beach depending on the time of the year.
3. Does the beach ever become unsafe for swimming? What about hurricanes?
The beach on Little Gasparilla Island is generally considered to be a calm, family-friendly beach year-round. There are very rare periods of larger waves or higher winds but even during storms, the surf is generally quite mild.
Hurricanes simply cannot be predicted. However, the island has NEVER had a direct hit and even during the severe storms of 2004 and 2005, we had minimal damage. In the event of a mandatory evacuation, you may be asked by authorities to leave the island. Keep in mind that most homes set 10-20 feet above the dune so storm surge is a minimal threat. Homes are engineered to withstand 200 knot winds and is quite safe in all but the worst storms.
4. Can we buy groceries on the island?
No. There are no commercial establishments on the island. All groceries need to be purchased on your way to the marina and brought over with you on the water taxi. The closest grocery store on the mainland is approximately 3 miles from the marina where you park.
5. Where do we park?
Depending on which water taxi you decide to use, there are two marinas where you may park....both charge a fee for parking. One is Eldred's Marina on the Boca Grande Causeway, the other is Gasparilla Marina, on Gasparilla Road. They are less than a mile apart. Parking is approximately $5.00 per day. Upon arrival, check in with the marina office to obtain your parking pass.
6 How private is the island?
There are other houses on the island so you do not have complete privacy. This part of the island that is lower in density than the south end of the island...there are no condos near this lot, and any crowds on the beach are generally on the south end of the island OR at the Don Pedro State Park which is approximately 1-1/2 miles north of the lot. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can sometimes walk for hours on the beach without seeing another person; holiday weekends are generally quite busy, since many of the island homes are owned by Florida residents who visit on the weekends.
And, because there is no bridge to the island, traffic and tourists are virtually nonexistent.
7. Where's the closest airport?
Sarasota Airport is just over an hour to the north; Ft. Myers (SW Florida Regional Airport) is about 1-1/2 hours to the south. There are also small airports in Venice(45 minutes) and Punta Gorda (50 minutes) and a grass strip in Englewood.
8. Do you allow dogs?
YES, the island is very dog friendly, and since there are rarely-enforced leash laws, there are often many dogs on the beach swimming, chasing birds, digging in the sand and chasing frisbees. Because of this freedom, aggressive dogs are generally not tolerated unless they are restrained.
THERE ARE CURRENTLY SEVERAL LOTS LISTED ON THE REALTOR'S MLS SYSTEM IN THIS AREA ON ADJACENT STREETS.