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Your Ultimate Getaway-a Touch of Paradise

Placida, FL, USA
  • Condo990 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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,


Carole Songey

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 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.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Two FULL baths

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Ocean View
              From the upstairs and the Master Bedroom a peek-a-boo view of the Gulf
            • Water View
              From the living room and lanai, the beautiful and interesting Intracoastal


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Gated parking on mainland on 12000 Placida Rd.
                    • Telephone
                      Landline in Unit
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  In condo and also a 'mini' libary available in pool area.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Two Televisions 1- Living Room 1- Downstairs Bedroom
                                • Toys
                                  Potpurri of Beach Toys available.
                                • VCR


                                    • Boat
                                      Boat Rentals Available on the Mainland
                                    • Golf
                                      Several Public Golf Courses on the Mainland
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak/Canoe Rentals Available on the Mainland
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Table and chairs for 4. Light and Fan in ceiling for the evenings
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Small Charcoal grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Beautiful Pool Area


                                                • 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

                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  7 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Clean, comfortable, relaxing vacation accommodations.

                                                                  Linda T.

                                                                  This condo unit worked perfectly for our recent girls vacation. Carole, the owner was very helpful providing information prior to our vacation and stopped by during our stay to ensure our needs were all met. We will definitely be back!

                                                                  Great place and Amazing hostess!!

                                                                  Laure L.Lenexa, KS

                                                                  This place is great. Everything is so easy and laid back. I had some concerns about the ferry and getting everything to the condo, but this little community has a very smooth system going. When I say that everyone we came in contact with was the nicest I have ever met, I am not exaggerating. Just the nicest people on this island. Carole is the best. She is extremely accommodating, and very good at communicating everything. The place itself has everything you need to cook. Its a little bit dated, but we didn't mind one bit. We were just happy to be there. I can't say enough good things about LGI and Carole. So glad we went!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Laure. You and your family were the best too and thank you for taking such great care of my condo. Always appreciated.


                                                                  Relax, then relax some more

                                                                  Marilyn M.Roseburg Oregon

                                                                  My husband and I had a wonderful week on LGI ( what the regulars call it ). Carole was wonderful, she met us at the dock, helped us get settled in and even lent us her golf cart for a day . The unit was very clean, and while dated it had everything we needed, except for an umbrella and beach chairs. I really think they are important so you can fully enjoy the beach. We ended up being able to borrow from the people in the next unit, it was not something we were going to purchase for a one week stay. I would have loved a more expansive view of the water but we had a nice mini view from the patio which was nice in the morning.

                                                                  We are big bird watchers and had some great sightings, even startled Bald eagles cracking branches off to build their nest. The beach is a short walk and there are 2 pond/lakes with fountains. They ferry ride is short and easy. We were so happy on the island we only left once, to get milk and do a kayak tour. It is a bit of prep to get everything you need but the grocery is close and again Carole was very helpful . We see why people come back year after year. The beds were good and having a full sized washer and dryer was so helpful. And I love the ceiling fans, even on the patio.

                                                                  We have come to florida off and on for many years and this was a delightful experience, we even discovered a new beach hobby... collecting shark's teeth.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Marilyn and Mike. I am glad you enjoyed LGI.

                                                                  Yes, it is a wonderful island to visit. Hope to see you again.


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

                                                                  MikeOntario, Canada

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Ultimate in Relaxation

                                                                  Gary C.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Your ultimate getaway-a touch of paradise!


                                                                  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?!


                                                                  Placida, FL, USA

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  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.

                                                                  7 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                                  Property # 414086