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Flip Flop Bungalow: Kayaks, Close to Beach, Pet Friendly, Golf Cart Voucher!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Close to Beach, Free Kayaks, Great Value on Little Gasparilla Island!

Leave your car and your cares at the marina because Little Gasparilla is accessible only by water taxi! That means our beaches are uncrowded and tourists and traffic are just a mainland memory. If you are looking for a quiet tropical island to relax and unplug, Little Gasparilla is your dream vacation spot. Our "nightlife" consists of giant sea turtles laying their eggs -- our only bar is the sand bar where you can find sand dollars and shells!

This cute no-frills cottage is the perfect place for a small family or two couples who want an inexpensive base from which to enjoy Little Gasparilla Island. It is clean and comfortable and includes 3 free kayaks, beach chairs, a beach umbrella, outdoor shower, access to dock 36 and it is just a short one-minute walk to Little Gasparilla's beautiful beach.

This home also provides a $100 golf cart voucher toward the rental of a golf cart from LGI Carts to explore the island during your stay. You use this certificate just like cash and the renter is still responsible for any additional rental fees, security deposit and any damage fees. The voucher cannot be redeemed for cash should the guest elect not to rent a golf cart or if LGI carts has no availability. Please make golf cart reservations early!

The house is freshly painted in bright, cheery colors and is clean as a pin. An open front porch offers glimpses of the Gulf and has comfortable chairs and a table for outdoor dining. The living room is spacious and open with lots of built-in seating. The kitchen has a unique vintage table created with hundreds of shells collected from the beach by the previous owners.

The master bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two twins. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination so bathing little ones is a breeze. The downstairs outdoor shower also makes it easy to rinse off after a trip to the beach. The home has a large pantry with lots of room for your groceries and the kitchen is stocked with everything you need for simple beach meals. You are welcome to use whatever you find in the pantry. Because the owners use the home themselves fairly often, the pantry is better stocked than most. There are puzzles and games for the occasional rainy day. The cottage is simple and unpretentious but perfect for a Little Gasparilla getaway!


• You cannot drive your car to the island and the only access is via water taxi; there is no vehicle ferry.

• You must park your car at the marina at the mainland but it will be perfectly safe there; parking is $6 a day.

• The water taxi is $10 per person each way and he will drop you right at our dock

• All homes come with a grill. This cottage has a charcoal grill.

• All homes come with beach chairs and an umbrella.

• You must bring all groceries to the island with you.

• There are no stores of any kind on the island, not even a convenience store.

• There is no need to bring drinking water; the water from the tap is safe and drinkable.

• There are first responders on the island and we have 911 service in case of an emergency.

• Golf carts are not necessary; the island is only 100-200 yards wide in most places and our concierge will meet you upon arrival to bring you to the house. But they are fun to go exploring.

• You can fish off the dock or the beach but non-Florida residents will need to purchase a fishing license.

• The beach is dog-friendly but dogs must be under your control, non-aggressive and there is a $100 pet fee per pet

• There is no wi-fi in this cottage. We can sometimes provide a mobile hotspot. If you have requested a mobile hotspot, keep in mind this is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland. There is no unlimited data and wi-fi is NOT for entertainment. No Netflix, no skyping, no streaming music, no downloading videos, etc. Many people find the mobile hotspots on their smartphones are better alternatives.

More Details

Property Manager
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals

We have lived on the island for 30 years and we started renting our own home many years ago when we traveled. Then our neighbors asked us to handle rentals for them -- and now we offer several vacation rentals in a variety of price ranges and locations on the dramatic beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our homes are painstakingly cared for, and very comfortable. We want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". So relax, kick off your shoes, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle! "Just bring your groceries, flip flops and a tropical attitude!"™

-Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals-


Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Rental includes our on-island Guest Services Manager and our island concierge who will meet you at the dock and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Gorgeous, bright and sunny home so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this bright beach home on Little Gasparilla Island! It came with kayaks and was super close to the beach! There was a clean and spacious deck with plenty of space for family games, as well as a balcony facing the ocean and brilliant sunsets! The inside of the house had a spacious kitchen with plenty of cooking and cabinet space. We cooked all our own meals, so this was great! All our needs were anticipated and questions answered before we arrived. We had an amazing time and will definitely be back to Flip Flop again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright, cheerful beach home steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time enjoying a long weekend at the Flip Flop Bungalow! The house was much cuter in real life, very light and bright and very affordable for being so close to the beach and on a private island! Our view was green and tropical and our walk to the beach took less than 2 minutes! We had plenty of kitchen and bedroom space, so we were able to unpack and truly feel at home. My husband is a wonderful cook, so he particularly enjoyed all the storage and workspace in the kitchen. We both enjoyed the outside shower (which was completely enclosed and private) and the kayaks that were included in the cost of the home, which was a great perk! We had our meals on the outside balcony (conveniently located right off the kitchen), where we could hear the waves crashing and soak in the gorgeous sunsets. It was truly a perfect weekend in the perfect location! It was so close to the beach but was also nestled back behind tall trees, which gave us a privacy! We will definitely be back to the Flip Flop Bungalow again!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

At least two members of any group must be age 25 or older; sorry but we cannot rent to college students during Spring Break. Holiday surcharges are applied for reservations for Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Christmas/New Years timeframes. Guests responsible for mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pets permitted with $100 pet fee per pet applied. Please note that the cleaning rate will be increased for rentals of 14 nights or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.