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Tradewinds: An Elegant Bayview Cottage! Reduced Monthly Rates for Snowbirds!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, two bath just steps to the beach! Reduced rate for monthly rentals

Tradewinds is a two-bedroom, two-bath cottage located on a small, lushly-landscaped pathway between the bay and Little Gasparilla's beautiful tropical beach. You are immediately greeted with flowering frangipani trees, blooming bouganvillea, many varieties of palms and a glimpse of the bay beyond. The home features a spacious and breezy porch with a table perfect for outdoor dining. The kitchen is new and outfitted with gleaming stainless appliances and is fully equipped for preparing a simple beach feast or a gourmet meal. The living room features lush leather sofas, a flat screen TV and a fully equipped wet bar. The owners have reduced their rates for a monthly rental and this beautiful tropical oasis is the perfect spot to escape a harsh northern winter!

There are two bedrooms on the home's main floor....a master bedroom with a queen bed and an en suite bath with twin sinks and shower. The second bedroom features a bunk bed and an additional twin. The hall bathroom has an additional shower. There is also a washer-dryer in the hallway.

Downstairs, the home is fully decked and features an enclosed open air outdoor shower, a comfy hammock for relaxing in the bay breezes, and a cozy fire pit area, along with a gas grill. It is just a one-minute stroll to the dock where you have access to a dock slip if you wish to rent a boat or a kayak. Walk just a few minutes in the other direction and you can enjoy the pristine private beaches that Little Gasparilla is known home comes with beach chairs and an umbrella for your full enjoyment of the beach.


• 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; $8 if you are parking a boat trailer.

• 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 home has a gas 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 most homes charge a pet fee

• This cottage does not have wi-fi. We may be able to provide a Verizon jetpack with a pay-as-you-go data plan IF YOU REQUEST IT IN ADVANCE. You may purchase as much data for the jetpack as you need. (Just like a cruise.)There is no unlimited data and you should not plan on using wi-fi for entertainment. No Netflix, no skyping, no streaming music, no downloading videos, etc. We usually suggest that you download videos onto your laptops or books onto your e-readers before coming to the island because data can be very expensive. Many people find the mobile hotspots on their smartphones are better alternatives for wi-fi access. We do have excellent cell service on the island through most carriers.

More Details

Property Manager
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 14, 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 also -- and now we offer vacation rentals through our small family business Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals. We offer cottages in a variety of price ranges and locations on the striking beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our homes are painstakingly cared for, we try to keep them well-stocked, and we try to give each of our homes a very personal want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". We love the island and want you to have the best experience possible so you will love it as much as we do. So relax, kick off your flip flops, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle!


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Little Gasparilla
Car: not necessary


Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No high school or college students during Spring Break.
  • Abuse of drugs or alcohol is grounds for immediate eviction
  • Pets accepted with payment of $100 pet fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest Room - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Tradewinds: An Elegant Bayview Cottage! Reduced Monthly Rates for Snowbirds!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful island home, updated, spacious and great appliances and kitchen space! Close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at this beautiful home. It was spacious, modern and had an amazing kitchen and living space! We loved cooking in the kitchen (great appliances) and hanging out downstairs on the deck, which was also huge and very clean! The outside shower was private and large! There was so much space in this house we were really able to unpack and feel at home! We enjoyed how the blinds and curtains which let us sleep in! And when we opened them, we loved all the natural sunlight that came in! The screened in patio was the perfect place for breakfast or evening cocktails! You can see the water from the patio and we love being surrounded by so much green! It was only minutes to the beach, which we had all to ourselves. There was even has a white picket fence, which pretty much completed this perfect home! It was warm during the day and breezy and cool in the evening! It was more than we expected!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

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