Gasparilla Villa

  I have to do a bit of a family promotion here.  I stayed at Gasparilla Villa over some of the Thanksgiving break to visit with my grandparents on my mothers side.  The house is owned by my parents and they rent it out during the year.  Gasparilla Villa is located on an island in the Gulf of Mexico called Little Gasparilla Island.  This island is only accessible by boat, is mainly populated by folks that live on the island year around, along with some other rental houses.

The island is part of the Gulf Island chain that includes Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande.  Little Gasparilla Island offers something those islands don’t….privacy and seclusion. This island is bridgeless, but is just 10 minutes by boat from the mainland and just north of Boca Grande.  The island also has no roads and no traffic, except for the occasional golf cart, used on the white sand paths for exploring, transporting groceries and visiting neighbors.  When you visit you’ll be surrounded by nature, the way Florida used to be before condos, high rises and vastly populated areas.  The island has 7 miles of pristine white sandy beaches, home to a multitude of wildlife.

  

  Walking or jogging the beaches, looking for sharks teeth and shells, fishing off the dock in the bay, bird watching  kayaking to one of the many mangrove islands, taking nature walks and exploring the island or just relaxing with a good book, you’ll find a vacation on Little Gasparilla Island to be one of the most relaxing and pleasurable ones imaginable!

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Author: Travis Davidson

Growing up in Gainesville, FL around the timber investment and forestry industry, Travis Davidson understands the agricultural community along with the commitment and hard work it takes for a family business to be successful. Travis also understands the residential market in the North Central Florida area. As a graduate of the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville, Travis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, with a focus in public relations and marketing. Throughout his years at UNF, Travis was an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and represented UNF at a Public Relations Society of America conference in Atlanta, GA.  Travis joined his family's businesses shortly after graduation. Travis is currently a Realtor, land manager and forestry operations supervisor, across North Florida, for United Country | Land & Lifestyle Properties and Columbia Timber Company. His father, Jib Davidson, is a Certified Forester and the experiences Travis has learned in land and forestry management has led him to improve several timber investment properties into productive projects for landowners. His experience has also helped many properties attract native vegetation and wildlife to residential, agricultural and natural properties alike. Travis is a member of the Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors, Gainesville Chamber of Commerce and Florida Forestry Association where he earned the Master Logger designation. Travis is also an active communications committee member for the Florida Forestry Association.  Travis earned his rank of Eagle Scout while in the Boy Scouts of America and has become an avid outdoor enthusiast. Travis enjoys hiking, camping and spending time around a campfire with friends and family. His experiences in timber investments and real estate have built Travis' knowledge base and passion for agriculture and the outdoors that continue to grow more each day.

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