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Island Home Retreat Private Dock Kayaks Wi-Fi THE BEST ISLAND IVING

Placida, FL, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6

View of The Bay from the front porch.. 1200 square foot living area. Creatively decorated very comfortable. All the conveniences of home yet surrounded by the pristine natural elements of a remote island community. Spacious kitchen, dining and living room, cathedral ceilings, french doors open to a 450 square foot screened front porch with ceiling fans outdoor lighting and music. FREE Wi-Fi

Steps away from the dock on the bay, and a short walk to the beach.

Private dock and boardwalk.

Master bedroom has king-size bed with adjoining bath, TV/Satellite Second bedroom with double bed, third bedroom with set of twin beds, TV/Satellite.

Pack-n-Play, high chair.

GREAT WATER - Fresh water, safe to drink.

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Keywords: Family Home


Duffy Smith

Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Duffy Smith

Mike is born and raised in Florida, Duffy was transplanted at an early age and has 'sand between her toes'. Both of us have loved and enjoyed the Florida coastal waters all of our lives, whether it is fishing, scuba diving, boating, or relaxing on the beach, we truly love the coastal life together along with our children and grandchildren. We have long time friends that fished this area and built and/or bought their own homes here, so when we were invited 20 years ago it was love at first sight. We bought this little piece of salty land 15 years ago, we designed it our selves and a local custom home builder built it 5 years ago. We put many hours of our own sweat & tears into completing our dream ... our island home retreat. This is the only home we have on the island. We do not own or manage any other homes. We hope to retire here some day, in the meantime, we are very happy to share our little slice of paradise with guests who also favor the coastal waters of Florida.

Duffy Smith purchased this House in 2004

Why Duffy Smith chose Placida

Bayside dock access private dock for your boat and community dock for great fishing close easy walk to the beach Best kept cleanest house on the island

What makes this House unique

We find the most unique benefit of our house is the location on the island. We have a nice view of the Bay, magnificent sunrises over the water. We have a private dock and fish cleaning station for boating and fishing, then we have the luxury of the beach only steps away from the house. We have the best of both worlds!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, King size bed with adjoining private bathroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, New Queen size pillow top
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, 1 baby crib, 2 double/full size beds, 2 inch memory foam toppers
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen size pull out sleeper sofa in living room
      • King size beds (1) King EXTRA pillow top with memory foam, king pillows, extra comforters,Full size Bed (1) Foam mattress cover for extra comfort, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds mattress covers for extra comfort extra blankets and pillows, Child Beds (1) pack-n-play with pad, Sleep Sofa Queen size sofa bed, foam mattress cover for extra comfort extra pillows and blankets comforter


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Full size roomy tile shower, not a plastic fake shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, full size tub and shower, not a molded plastic
      • Outdoor Shower
        outdoor shower, Very spacious, very private enclosed hot and cold water

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Near The Ocean
            only steps away from the Gulf of Mexico
          • Ocean View
          • Water View
            Great unobstructed view of Gasparilla Sound, the Bay side of the island.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        COLD central air throughout the house. Digital thermastat
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        works great
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        free wi-fi
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Linens Provided
                        700 thread soft cotton king sheet sets several pillows to choose from: soft, foam, squishy, firm extra comforters and blankets
                      • Living Room
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Towels Provided
                        bath towels, beach towels face towels wash clothes
                      • Washing Machine
                        New High efficiency large load capacity
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Kitchen
                            Everything you can possibly think of: CLEAN Microwave, Blender, toaster, coffee bean grinder,12 cup coffee maker
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker
                            2 coffee makers
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            pots pans skillets fryer griddle waffle maker stock pots crock pots
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            full sets of dinnerware, glassware, coffee mugs, utensils everything you need and more
                          • Dishwasher
                            The dishwasher works great!
                          • Freezer
                            ice maker
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Microwave
                            Clean rotating microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            basic spices
                          • Refrigerator
                            Large capacity, side by side, ice maker works!! Another refrigerator on porch for more storage
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            4 piece


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                dining table and kitchen counter with 4 stools
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Radio
                                  • Books
                                    Many kids books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    blue ray
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Music Library
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    3 TV's with satellite reception
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    47 inch High Def 32 inch High Def 20 inch High Def Satellite Netflix
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    several family favorites to choose from


                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        2 14 ft Ocean fishing kayaks life vests oars
                                      • Balcony
                                        200 square foot screened porch. Patio furniture, table & chairs seating for 6
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Boat with Paddles
                                      • Canoe
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Outside picnic area, patio furniture seating for 6
                                      • Fish Cleaning Table
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber gas grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        200 sq ft porch area fully screened ceiling fans table 6 chairs love seat
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Concierge


                                                  • museums
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • marina
                                                  • churches
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold running water. Large shell wash, custom made for easy rinsing and sorting for your shells and beach treasures.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    60 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Two weeks of Florida’s great weather while staying in a great rental!

                                                                    Jim H.home base- Duluth, MN

                                                                    Property is close to the bay for easy unloading and less than two blocks from the Gulf. The house is excellently decorated and spotless. The owners are tremendous! Our second stay here and it will not be our last. Part of our attraction to the island is the community. Everyone we meet, residents or other renters are just great and very friendly. The boat guys at Pirates are very helpful also, just keep them informed if your schedule changes.

                                                                    Just perfect!

                                                                    vandna s.

                                                                    Our extended family of 8 (6 adults, two children) stayed in this house for about a week, and it was just perfect! It's beautiful, comfortable, and thoroughly equipped. We've had great experiences with rental homes/apartments all over the world, but this was one of the few where we really felt that we had all the comforts of home. The décor is lovely, the kitchen is fully stocked with equipment you feel very happy to use, everything is spotless and well organized. The kayaks and canoe are in good shape, the beach is beautiful, the island is close enough from mainland that you're just a short trip away from anything you might need, but far enough to really feel like vacation. The owners were easy to communicate with, helpful and really friendly . . . I can't recommend this rental highly enough.

                                                                    Ultimate in relaxation!

                                                                    kelly w.Fishers, IN

                                                                    Fantastic rental! Our family stayed over the holidays and loved every minute. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need for meal preparation. Front porch is great for dining, games and relaxing! Kayaks were great for up close viewing of the dolphins. Hosts are so communicative and amazing. Could not have asked for a better place to unwind for the holidays!

                                                                    Best house on the island.

                                                                    David W.

                                                                    Fully furnished, private and comfortable. I recommend this island home to anyone looking to drift away for a few days.

                                                                    Great Island retreat for families & friends

                                                                    Pamela B.

                                                                    I can't say enough about this island retreat. The home is immaculate, with easy access from the dock to the beach. We will continue booking this vacation home for many years to come. I have recommended this home to family & friends.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks Pam, we appreciate you sharing your experience with this review. We enjoy hearing and sharing how happy our guests are staying at our island home.

                                                                    Duff & Mike

                                                                    Everything you need for your stay on LGI.

                                                                    Carl B.

                                                                    We stay on LGI often as we live in central Fl. Duffy's place was up there on our favorites list. The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable. The bed in the master bdrm was heavenly we slept so well and we are very finicky when it comes to beds. Also there were a couple of things we forgot and were bummed but lo and behold there it was in the cupboard! We will definitely be returning here!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Carl for your thoughtful review. We try diligently to keep our place as nice for others as we do for ourselves. We spend a little extra to make the beds comfortable. And to keep a few "staples" available since we are on an island. We hope to have you and your bride back often!! Thanks again, Mike and Duff


                                                                    Placida, FL, USA

                                                                    Little Gasparilla Island is a private barrier island. There is not a bridge connecting it to the mainland. Our private secluded island is located between Boca Grande and Palm Island. The surrounding islands have additional amenities and attractions which can be reached by boat. Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking

                                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                                    Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed

                                                                    60 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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