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'She Sells Seashells' Gulf View / Golf Cart/ Free Ferry

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

A 5 minute free ferry ride and instantly, you are away from it all.

No cars, no stores, just absolute paradise!

Watch the sunset right from the screened in porch.

Little Gasparilla Island is a barrier island only accessible by boat. The island has 7 miles of 'Old Florida Beaches'. You truly feel like you are on a private island. The island offers some of the best fishing. You can fish from the dock or the beach. The shelling is incredible. You can find shark teeth and sand dollars. Wildlife is all around you. There are dolphins, manatee, gopher turtles, blue heron and pelicans.

Our home has a King bed downstairs in the master bedroom and 2 queens in the second bedroom upstairs. All of our beds have comfortable memory foam toppers.

A golf cart is included to explore the sandy paths on the island. There are beach chairs, beach toys, beach umbrella and a handy beach cart.

Down on the deck is a table with chairs and a charcoal grill. An outdoor shower is downstairs, which is so refreshing after a day at the beach.

WIFI is provided by Hideaway Bay Beach Club. There are 3 flat screen televisions with satellite TV/HD/ DVR. There is a 47 inch flat screen TV in the living room on a convenient telescoping swivel mount. The upstairs bedroom has X BOX 360 with an assortment of games.

For added enjoyment is a movie collection and DVD player. There are also plenty of board games.

Phone service is available for local calls. Included are all linens, beach towels, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, coffee pot, toaster, crockpot, iron, ironing board, washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, blender, and central AC.

The ferry is free for guests and runs every 2-3 hours depending on the day of the week. There is free gated parking on the mainland. Also included is the use of the heated community pool. You can even bring your own boat and dock it right at the community dock. There are 33 dock slips on a first come first serve basis. If you choose, you can use the community grill and smoker.

A short drive from the mainland there are several restaurants to choose from and grocery stores. There are boat rentals at local marinas. You can even have a pizza delivered to the ferry on the mainland!

More Details

Owner
Christine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

Why Christine chose Florida South West

We have always wanted a vacation home. We stumbled upon Little Gasparilla Island on the internet and loved the concept of this barrier island with no cars. We fell in love the first time we visited the island. It truly is paradise. The sunsets are amazing. The beach is uncrowded and peaceful. It is the perfect place for us to gather as a family and decompress. Every time we leave the island our family bond is closer.

What makes this townhome unique

Barrier Island, Golf cart community, free ferry service

Amenities

Placida Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory foam bed topper
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Memory foam bed toppers
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Little Gasparilla is a unique island vacation to be remembered. Come enjoy 'Old Florida.'

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

'She Sells Seashells' Gulf View / Golf Cart/ Free Ferry
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
5

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time at Little Gasparilla Island. The condo was beautiful and full of everything needed for a peaceful beach vacation. Everything was so tastefully decorated and clean. We felt very comfortable. We also loved the convenience of the ferry which made it easy to take day trips to the Mote Aquarium or enjoy dinner on Boca Grande. We explored the bay and gulf on our kayak, shadowed the the turtle rescue volunteers on morning nest checks, witnessed three turtle releases, and snorkeled all along the shore. Everything was perfect. The island offers experiences with wildlife and nature that cannot be found elsewhere. The people of the island were so friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back again. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kerri for your kind review. It sounds like you had an incredible vacation with your family. You were very fortunate to have witnessed three sea turtle releases. It truly is an amazing experience to see the turtles go back into the gulf. The nature and wildlife spotting on Little Gasparilla Island are unique and special. Come back soon!
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful, clean, functional and more that we could ask for a beach getaway. It was tastefully decorated with a beach theme throughout. All essential items were included. Having all of the beach gear was a bonus too. The golf cart was a great way for the 5 of us get around the island. The location was great and the view at sunset was beautiful from the screened in porch. The island itself is pure heaven. You immediately get immersed into the wildlife and beautiful scenery. Also, the owner checked up on us to make sure everything was ok.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I know you fell in love with the island just as much as we did. Come back soon🌴�
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Excellant R&R

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time to Little Gasparella ..just as beautiful as last time.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A simple and relaxing vacation on our favorite island

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on island before in rental houses and love it, but found the fee for the water taxi pretty expensive. It was great to stay at Hideaway Bay where the ferry ran frequently with friendly drivers and no fee. This condo was perfect for a small family (we shared the room upstairs) and our in-laws (they used the King bedroom downstairs). The upstairs bedroom was surprisingly roomy and spacious with a nice cross-breeze, though we did appreciate the air conditioning when the temperature and humidity went up. The unit is not huge, but you don't need a huge unit when there is so much to do outdoors; we appreciated having the choice between the pool and the ocean - kept the kids entertained and the adults happy. Christine was easy to work with and always followed up. This island is one of our favorite places in the world, and this condo made our vacation simple and relaxing.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow! What an incredible spot! The condo is immaculately clean and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing week at this condo on LGI. The sunsets were breathtaking, the ocean was so warm and the our kids loved the pool too. The ferry rides were fun and a great way to chat with others and get tips about the island. The kids loved walking to the southern tip of the island and seeing dolphins, gathering sharks teeth, fists full of sand dollars and lots of shells. It was so fantastic to have lots of beach chairs, boogie boards and beach umbrella to use and the wagon to drag it all to the beach. Had a blast exploring the island in the golf cart. Really can't say enough good things about this place. We didn't want to come home! Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you made memories to last a lifetime. One of my favorite things to do is to walk to the point. It is so peaceful. Of course I like to treasure hunt for seashells along the way too.
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5

Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 4th year staying on the island, Christine's place is tastefully decorated, yet homey and comfortable. The view of the sunsets from the porch were impressive. Beds were very comfortable, slept soundly every night. The shelling is great on LGI, up at dawn to hunt the beach, back home to make a picnic lunch for the beach, stay out all day swimming and watching the waves. Back home

In for dinner then back to the beach for sunset and a glorious array of stars. Snuggle in to your comfy bed, and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Rinse, repeat x 7 days equals a great vacation. Christine was available for questions if necessary, a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you have the right idea of how to spend a week on LGI!
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Little Gasparilla Island is a barrier island off of Southwest Florida. There are no cars on the island, only sandy paths for golf carts or foot. Come experience paradise!

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Rates & Availability

Placida Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,300
 
 
Peak 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

***The new service fee that is listed is a fee that goes to VRBO. If you wish to avoid that additional fee, please contact me with alternative payment methods.***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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