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Boardwalk Island - view from front deck
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Boardwalk Island - view from front deck
View to the west from wraparound porch
Front of wraparound porch
West side of wraparound porch
Great Room with view of fireplace and French doors opening to porch on west, 24x24
Looking from west wall of Great Room towards dining room
Dining Room with fireplace view and seating for a dozen
Kitchen - eating area for 4; buffet bar
Kitchen - granite countertops, ceramic floor, wood cabinets
2nd bedroom - queen bed, complete suite, 12x14
2nd bath - tub with dual showerhead, ceramic
Master Bedroom - queen bed, mirrored closet, 14x16
attached Master Bath - large ceramic shower, dual sinks, door to porch
Large Deck - lovely view towards the Gulf
From the deck looking towards the front porches, up and down
From the deck looking across bridge
Exterior of home on the west side
The bridge with its covered area for relaxing and fishing
View on the east side of the island
3rd bathroom - with shower, toilet, laundry and sink; doors leading to screen room and outside
The road to Boardwalk Isle
Leaving (and entering) Boardwalk Isle
Guest with Redfish Caught on Bridge
Caught off our bridge - June 2014
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“Special Experience”
Reviewed 3 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Gulf Home was a unique experience. The property was situated on a hammock, or island, in the middle of salt flats north of the Withlacoochee River. The sense of isolation was dramatic.

We accessed the property through private road through the salt flats. In a week, we saw only five cars pass on the private access road (to the only other property along the road), and mostly heard (rather than saw) boats in the distance.

To reach the house from a parking area under palms, we crossed a 300 foot boardwalk.
The boardwalk traversed a tidal stream. From the boardwalk and deck we could look out over endless salt flats and hammocks, with the Gulf in the distance. We watched sea and coastal birds, watched the oystermen work their beds in the distance, fished for redfish from the boardwalk, and enjoyed spectacular sunsets. The cool February temperatures and coastal breezes kept the bugs down, and the house has a wrap around screen porch with postcard views within which to retreat if the bugs attack.

From the outside, the house looks like "Old Florida" -- a cedar or cypress lapped wood stilt house with screened porch, deck, boardwalk, and screened lanai on the lower level. But the interior was updated and upscale: new appliances and granite countertops, flat screen with satellite service, open concept living room, kitchen and dining room separated only by a native Florida limestone fireplace (not yet functional). The two bedrooms and two full baths on the main floor were roomy, modern and comfortable.

When we had a couple of minor inconveniences (Internet access, bed in master BR), the owners were readily accessible and anxious to help.

This rental is for people who love nature and are comfortable living in it. For those people, however, it is a special experience.

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Reviewed 25 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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