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Our Beach Cottage Get Away to Paradise and Island Life.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Little Gasparilla Island is a bridgeless barrier island located between Naples and Sarasota, accessible only by boat or water taxi. Sandy paths and golf cart trails but no cars, stores or restraunts on the island. Relax on the secluded beach or fish some of Florida's finest fishing spots only minutes away by boat. Try snook fishing on the beach or Tarpon fishing the Boca Grande pass. There are seven miles of white sand beaches that is great hunting for shells and sharks teeth. Or relax with a cold beverage and enjoy tanning and the peaceful island atomsphere where the island folks are friendly and enjoy the sunsets while looking for the green flash.

Boat Slip is included with rental.

Island is dog friendly.

Golf cart rentals are available on the island.

Keywords: Cottage, 2 Brm., 1 bath, Sleeps 6, Secluded Island, fishing, shelling and white sand beach, sunsets and a glass of wine, there is nothing finer.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About The Owner

The island is where true friends gather to share a story or a cold drink and enjoy a little bit of the old Florida life style. We bought 'It's Always Five O'Clock' in 1997 and hope to retire here someday.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1997

What makes this cottage unique

Great Fishing, Beach walks, making new friends, and beautiful sunsets.


Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Our Beach Cottage Get Away to Paradise and Island Life.
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

What a perfect little home on a perfect island with a perfect host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time on the island. We have been going to Little Gasparilla for over 10 years staying in a variety of different homes. Mary's little beach cottage was more than perfect for our fishing trip. The house was very clean, had everything you need, was in a great location and had a very nice welcoming basket waiting for us when we got there! The dock was perfect for our 22 foot bay boat and the dock was brand new so that made things nice. The neighbors are great people and great people to have conversations with (most live there full time or for 6 months out of the year). We had an all around tremendous experience with no problems what so ever. Mary is a great host and is very accommodating and will help you with any questions and concerns. We will definitely be staying there again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad you had such a wonderful time.
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Nice little cottage, tucked back and private. Easy walk to beach or dock.

  • 4 of 5

We really loved this little cottage. The screened porch was awesome to hang and play cards or read and a very convenient place for our dog to dry after a day at the beach. Kitchen is fully equipped and the house had a washer and dryer which was very handy since we packed light. It's not a modern, extravagant cottage but it's homey and comfortable. I'm not sure if the owner uses a cleaning service....there were a few areas that could use a deep cleaning (blinds, fans, etc) Otherwise it's adorable and the welcome basket was a nice touch.

Thank you for sharing your home with us Mary and Greg!! We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Greg's beach house is my favorite spot to get away. The beach is never crowded and the house is very homey.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at our little get away spot. I am so glad you enjoyed it . Come back soon, the beach is calling you.
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Great get away

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was the perfect size for our family and in a great location on the island, half way between the dock and beach. We appreciated the personal touches from the owner. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This was our first time on LGI and is was beautiful. I found this place on VRBO and it was great. The house was fully stocked with everything you need. Mary was such a nice lady to deal with. They even had a nice little welcoming basket for us it was so nice and thoughtful. The screen porch is great for evenings of relaxing and enjoying the quiet. It was the ideal location right between the beach and the boat ramp. We will definitely be booking this place again and I have already referred it to a couple of our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best equipped rental unit we have ever stayed in. If you needed something, it was there. The home is comfortable and well furnished. The bathroom and kitchen are modern and functional. I would recommend this unit to anyone who is seeking quiet and comfort in LGI.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $125

If you do not have pet you will not be charged the pet fee. Just let me know and I will delete it.

Owner'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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