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My Little Florida Beach House

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

*** REMODELED ! ***

This is what relaxing is about. No shoes, no shirt, no worries. Only blue waters, white sand, and palm trees.

This charming beach cottage has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, the other with 1 full bed and a single bed,, and 1 full bath. There is a screened porch with full Gulf views, a living/dining room combination and fully equipped kitchen. The home has all necessary cooking equipment, such as range/oven, microwave, charcoal and electrical bbq.. Also provided are a full size washer and dryer. There are plenty of linens and towels. Since there are no stores on the island, all food items must be brought from the mainland. Dock space is provided for those guests who elect to bring their own boat.

Martina Hornjak
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Martina Hornjak

We moved to Florida about 10 years ago, from snowy Illinois. We are lucky enough to live close to Manasota Beach, and even luckier to have discovered Little Gasparilla Island. From the first moment we stepped onto the Island, we knew we would love to own a beach house there. Finally, after 3 years of patiently waiting for the perfect home with gorgeous Gulf views, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase this beach front home.

Martina Hornjak purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why Martina Hornjak chose Florida South West

The main reason we purchased this home, is that it has the most stunning views of the Gulf from nearly everywhere in the house, but particularly from the enclosed front porch. Steps from the white sand beach, it cannot get any more perfect ! Sparkling aquamarine water, the sound of the waves ; you will feel like you are in Paradise ! Even though it is only a few miles from the mainland, you will feel as if you are a 1000 miles away from all the hustle and bustle of your normal life. No traffic, no stores, only complete relaxation on an island.

What makes this bungalow unique

This is the home that got us as close to the Gulf and Beach as possible. We hear the waves from everywhere in the house. The Gulf breezes and palm trees are simply perfect. The porch is the most perfect spot in the house ; any time of day !


Placida Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Hair dryer available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 has a Queen bed Bedroom 2 has a Double and a Single bed. Fans in all rooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A deeded dock is available to our guests ; only one boat please.


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My Little Florida Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Desert and ocean collide!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! Comfortable and cozy even in inclement weather! Beach cottage style and wonderful views. This was our second year there and we totally loved every minute.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prattville, Alabama

Pure Bliss!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful and relaxing. For once I did not feel I needed a vacation to get over vacation. The property was beautiful and right on the beach. Some updating going on, but it is coming along beautifully. We have 4 children ages from 7 - 13, there was something for all of them. (Shelling, exploring, kayaking, beach, board games, etc.) The only negative side, was the water taxi gets expensive fast, and getting off the dock with all your belongings to the house can be daunting. Still worth it though. Martina was great and very thorough. Thank you for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tanya ; I am happy to hear you had a great time !
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Miami, Florida

Awesome Beach House... I wanna go back!!!!! The best vacation with my kids

  • 5 of 5

I'm a single mom of 4 kids ranging from teens for a 5 year old. We had the time of our lives at this beach house. It was cozy and very clean. Lots of towels, fully stocked kitchen lots of seating. Great porch. We sat out there until late at night playing cards together. Laughing and being silly. Lots of beach toys and a great kayak... my kids had a great time. Its a super short walk to the pier where we spent some time fishing and watching dolphins play in the water. I BBQ'd every day. Theres lots of chairs for the beach. Beds are comfy... AC's are nice and cold. Everything about this beach house was great. Very relaxing... Can't wait for next summer. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alicia, We are happy you and your family enjoyed the beach house as much as we do. We are very lucky to own a piece of paradise like this, and thank you for taking such good care of our place. We look forward to having you back :)
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United States

Best Vacation Ever! Location was Prime! House was perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

Traveled with my Husband, Mother in law and 2.5 year old daughter. This was our first time going to Gasparilla Island so we didn't really know what to expect but as soon as we got to "my little Florida Beach house" we were over the moon! The location was amazing, just a few steps to the beach/ocean and the little house did not disappoint. The owners have provided everything you could possibly need to be comfortable during your stay. Everything was very clean and in working order and they even have updated DVDs to watch which I thought was very nice. My daughter had fun playing with the puzzles and many many beach toys also provided. We brought a beach umbrella as we thought the one they provide might not be enough but really we didn't even end up using it because we spent most of our time walking the beach. We saw dolphins, 2 land turtles that walked right in front of the house on separate days, and countless countless shells, so needless to say my daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself as did we. I have already recommended this place to all my friends and family. You will not be disappointed if you rent here. The view is amazing btw, and the sound of the ocean waves were very relaxing. We are already looking forward to planning our next trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liliana, I am so happy you and your family enjoyed our little gem on the beach. We hope to see you, family and friends back soon ! You were great renters ; thank you for taking care of the house.
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Leave your cares behind at the ultimate getaway to My Little Florida Beach House. Located on Florida's Southern Gulf Coast is the serene barrier island of Little Gasparilla, just 45 miles South of Sarasota, Florida. Discover miles of white sandy beaches, shelling, world class fishing, swimming, diving, or just relax Island-style. There are no crowds or commercial enteprises on Little Gasparilla Island, only privacy and stunning sunsets. Watch dolphins play, and sea turtles nesting from the living room. This pristine island will allow you to completely relax and rejuvenate. Only a few minutes by boat to the main land.


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Must be paid in full at least 30 days before arrival.