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Perfect Waterfront Superb Hidden Romantic Get-A-Way Special Prices for 2018

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Full bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 Twins
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Golf cart and/or kayak(s) available upon request to owner.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 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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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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  • 5 of 5

Cozy little place with all the luxuries-for home, only a short walk from the beach.we enjoyed the view of the bay from the back porch. Great private dock for our boat only a few steps away from the house. The owner is great and very responsive. Simple Pefect!!! We will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage.. roomy, fresh and clean and right and close to the beach.. loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Roomy, clean fresh with own private dock.. stocked with more than what we needed. thank you for sharing this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apopka, FL 32712


  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Owner was very responsive despite my last minute booking. House is nicely furnished, beautiful redone bathroom with dual heads in the shower. Boat right behind the house. Dock has power and water and the underwater lights hold hundreds of snook on them at night. Everything was exactly as I was expecting, have visited the island for the last 25 years, but the simplicity and ease of this last minute rental makes it an absolute winner. And you cannot beat the cost. Thanks and will be back many more times if I do not end up buying something for myself.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Julie & friends

  • 5 of 5

Great place! I highly recommend this place! Owner will help you out with anything you need in a timely fashion. Everything you practically need is here. Nice, cozy place, with all of the accommodations.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • 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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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