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Bayfront home with private dock - beach 2 minutes out the back door

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bath on the bay with private dock

Little Gasparilla Island is a wonderful hidden paradise off the beaten path accessible only by private boat or water taxi. There are no bridges or formal paved roads on the island, just charming romantic sand paths where the local residents travel by foot or by golf cart. Little Gasparilla Island is one of the barrier islands along Florida's southeast coast located just north of Boca Grande and about 20 miles north of Sanibel Island off Ft. Myers. It is less than 40 miles south of Sarasota. There are over 7 miles of pristine beach accessible along the Gulf of Mexico available for your pleasure, starting just a few hundred feet from the house. This provides wonderful romantic getaway walks for many couples and endless shelling opportunities for others.

Lisa Driscoll
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Lisa Driscoll

I was born, raised and educated in Florida but I've traveled the world extensively. My dream home is on Little Gasparilla Island and I want to share this dream with others.

Lisa Driscoll purchased this house in 2000

Why Lisa Driscoll chose Placida

It's easily one of the most charming places I've ever been and I want to share this with others by renting it to like minded people. I have traveled the world extensively but I find Little Gasparilla Island to be one of the best places I've ever been to. I continue to cherish it as I would an old friend. My renters thus far seem to agree.

What makes this house unique

The location is incredible and for real estate that is what it is usually all about. The property is on the Bay for safety but only a few yards from the beautiful Gulf. Fantastic fishing abounds here as does the beautiful white Gulf sands. Boca Grande, Sarasota, Ft. Myers

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at Jena se qua Kismet but it was not the incredible fishing or superb beautiful beaches or the boating to exotic nearby locations that we enjoyed...Because it rained 6 out of the 7 days we were there!!! Yet, it was nevertheless wonderful and relaxing with our whole family due to the Giant HD Flat screen in the living room, (and a TV in every bedroom), that saved us!!! We overdosed on CD's, Movies and Shows to our hearts content. We cooked too much in the fully equipped modern kitchen - but that we wrote off as a side effect to the rain. Our family laughed together and ate together and enjoyed each other as never before! Thank you Jena se qua!
Jul 2013
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Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Bayfront home with private dock - beach 2 minutes out the back door
average rating of 4.952381 based on 27 reviews

Perfect holiday get away

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from the Island early this afternoon. This place is almost perfect. Not too big and not too small. The perfect weekend retreat. Very little boat traffic on the water in front and a short walk to some of Florida's best beaches. Awesome restaurants close by on the water too.

The home is nicely stocked with everything you need for cooking. The gas grill was used every day during out stay for everything from breakfast to a romantic steak dinner.

The view is great from the deck.

Lisa was a joy to deal with for our stay. Everything went off without a hitch.

We can not wait until our next visit. We will be back for sure.

Thanks again

Todd & Sheri Deliman

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit to our little paradise... please come back soon. Lisa
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Wonderful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Lisa, your place was wonderful! Coffee on the dock each morning was amazing. The house was cute, comfortable and really charming. We just loved walking the sandy path to the beach and we found hundreds of sharks teeth. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA area

Lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

I'm a painter and it couldn't have been a more perfect place to set up my easel. The house had everything we needed and we loved walking on the sandy paths around the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is properly truly one of the best stays we have ever had! Didn't know what to expect from an island that you can only get to by boat. If you love the isolation and fully want to decompress, this is where it should be. At times, we were the only ones on the beach. You don't know what true relaxation is until you stay at Lisa's home. It was fully equipped with all that you could ever need. We spent countless hours exploring the island. You do not need a golf cart, nor a bike. A boat or kayak would have been fun too, but they will come next year when we stay. The boat taxi was friendly and picked you up on time. We thought we would come off the island daily, but we didn't. The one time we did, we couldn't wait to come back 'home'. We have been up and down the Florida coast and even to the Keys, but honestly, this is the best location by far.

1. Quite

2. Scenic

3. Inlet view from the front, ocean steps away from the back

4. Fishing

5. Friendly

Thank you Lisa for sharing your home with us. And for the rest of you reading this review, please keep it a secret.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, we wanted close to water, water front on Charlotte sound & 2-3 minute walk to beach.

  • 4 of 5

Tips: bring own beach towels & chairs. Water taxi runs 8-5. After hours pickup/drop off can be schedule for addtl $. Be prepared to haul your garbage out on the taxi.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed my waterfront home with private dock and the pristine beach a mere football field away out the back door. Your suggestion to bring beach towels and chairs is a good one as mine seem to have disappeared. Since we have no garbage service on the island taking one's own garbage back with one's belongings is necessary. I will confirm this is in the T&C's. I provide large heavy duty bags. The water taxi happily accommodates all LGI guests all hours. As one would expect, his fees are elevated after normal business hours 8:30 - 5. Hope you come back soon and enjoy our tranquil island life. All the best, Lisa
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Sarasota, Florida

Perfect location and views

  • 5 of 5

A boaters dream! The Property on Gasparilla Island was a delight. House was cozy and clean. Very friendly neighbors. A very short walk to the quiet beach to see wonderful sunsets. Lisa was very nice and helpful and responded to us very quickly when we had a question. The marina was very close for bait and gas. We enjoyed eating at Miller's Restaurant one night on the water. The electrical outlet on the boat dock did not work, but Lisa helped us find a solution. Would have been nice to have a Welcome book with instructions on what needed to be done upon checking out and basic information about the house. Overall, we loved the place and would definitely come back and visit again. Thank you Lisa.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ft. Myers or Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many on nearby islands and the mainland
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Eldred's Marina with Dock to Dock service
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boca Grande
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
State Road 776 and I75
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Bay and many others
Nearest Ski
Waterskiing bring your own boat
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Little Gasparilla Island
Car: recommended

Marina's available by boat on mainland and other islands nearby as are many restaurants including nearby Boca Grande. Cayo Costa State Park and Don Pedro State Park are nearby significant attractions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.