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Your Ultimate Getaway-a Touch of Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

For most of us, the Ultimate Getaway conjures up dreams of sun drenched days on a BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL ISLAND, TURQUOISE WATER as far as the eye can see, waves gently washing ashore on miles of UNSPOILED, WHITE SANDY BEACH with palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze. Sounds WONDERFUL, now if only you could eliminate the CROWDS, CARS AND CHAOS that are part and parcel of most tropical destinations these days!!

Well, you can and you don't have to travel half way around the world to get there!

Paradise can be found on LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND, located just off the southwest coast of Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, next door to the prestigious Boca Grande. My island offers residents and visitors alike, a way of life that is virtually unheard of in today's fast paced society.

Visualize swimming in the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with Dolphins and Manatees playing nearby. YES it is all here. These waters are also home to numerous species of game fish, in fact, the area has become world renowned for Tarpon Fishing, probably the most prized and challenging catch of all. The shelling here is unquestionably second to none and each day brings a new assortment of treasures from the sea. And when each day is done you will be able to witness the most spectacular sunsets anywhere, each with its own unique display, amidst the most serene setting imaginable.

Hideaway Bay Beach Club is a lovely, 18 acre complex with a large heated pool, sun decks, 2 fountain lakes, outdoor barbecue area and much, much more. My unit is a 2 story condominium, built in the 'Old Florida' style. On the first level, you will find a screened porch, living/dining room, kitchen and Master Bedroom with a Queen Bed and a full bath. A spiral staircase in the living room, takes you to a guest bedroom with two full size beds and full bath that span the entire second floor. My 'Island Getaway' was recently repainted and all new tile floors put in downstairs. Dining and Living room furniture upgraded.

The kitchen is FULLY EQUIPPED, including new glass top range, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, dishwasher and microwave. Two color TV's with DirecTV service, one in the living room, the other in the Master Bedroom. A full washer and dryer are also provided for your convenience, and a landline telephone in case of emergencies. WiFi service available at the clubhouse above the beautiful outdoor pool. All you need are your personal belongings, food and a desire to get away and live the non-stress life we islanders cherish.

Keywords: townhouse, apartment,

More Details

Carole Songey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Carole Songey

I have owned my condo since December, 1992. I was teaching at the time in California and I spent every vacation on the island. Sure, there are other beautiful places in this wonderful world of ours but I love Little Gasparilla Island so much I hardly ever venture out to other places. I know what I have here and there are no surprises.

Carole Songey purchased this condo in 1992

Why Carole Songey chose Placida

It is the most awesome place to vacation. BUT you must love peace and quiet. If you are looking for night life and noise, do NOT book your reservation here.

What makes this condo unique

Short walk to the beach or to the ferry landing. My unit is just about in the middle of the widest part of the island. Roads are shell and sand and the rest of the island is eclectic in every way. A walk north and south will give you a feel for the uniqueness of this island paradise and the diversity therein.


Placida Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two FULL baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free WiFi available in unit If you require a Golf Cart instead of walking, call the Island Golf Cart Rental for details at 941-697-3820.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Your Ultimate Getaway-a Touch of Paradise
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Ontario, Canada

My unit was well located for enjoying the outdoor space beneath it with frienda

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend the setting to people who want to enjoy comfortable quarters and a host of activities available on the beach and water areas.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ultimate in Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our third rental of this Hideaway Condo. The owner is unbelievably accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. Everything you need is provided and the ferry service to and from Placida is a wonderful convenience. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Your ultimate getaway-a touch of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a beautiful spot of heavenly beach with caribbean waters and lovely bay views from condo! The unit is very comfortable,clean and has one needs for cooking and entertaining.The owner assisited in locations of shopping,dining and sightseeing! Beach is a shell seekers delight and has nice pool area! No cars on the island but golf cart comes with unit to exlore the rest of island. Our family has been going to this location for over 10 years and we always look forward to the next! Did I say the fishing is awesome?!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Retired educators

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year of enjoying this property & we returned because we enjoyed it so much in 2011.The condo was clean & well maintained and the owner available in case of concerns ( of which there were none ). Location is great for relaxation and also in good proximity to other areas of Florida which we enjoy visiting ( eg. Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Naples, Port Charlotte, Tampa ).Services such as heated pool, wi-fi, ferry transport to mainland are all included and of good quality & the beach scene is to die for.Both Cynthia & I have no hesitation in recommending this property to vacationers.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

50% of base rate and $400.00 refundable deposit due at booking.
Balance of base rent + 12% Florida Tourist Tax and Cleaning Fee due 14 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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