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๐Ÿš"She Sells Seashells"๐Ÿš GULF VIEW Golf Cart Free Ferry Heated Pool Boat Slip

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

Overview

About the property

Exclusively unique barrier island retreat for those seeking the extraordinary

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

No cars, no stores, no problem. Just absolute paradise!

Really, there are no stores, no restaurants, no cars, no kidding.

Little Gasparilla Island is a beautiful bridgeless barrier island only accessible by boat. The island has 7 miles of uncrowded 'Old Florida Beaches'. You truly feel like you are on a private island.

The sunsets! Little Gasparilla Island has the most amazing sunsets. No two are alike. The colors in the afterglow can be spectacular. You will be sure to go home with plenty of magnificent sunset photos. She Sells Seashells offers the opportunity to view the sunsets right from the lanai.

The island offers some of the best fishing. You can fish from the dock or the beach. There are many options for boat rentals and fishing guides. For an adventurous experience you can even try fishing for goliath grouper which can get up to 700 pounds.

There are several options for kayak and stand up paddle board rentals. You may want to try a guided kayak tour through the mangrove tunnels or rent a clear bottom kayak to explore. If you would like to try, there are fishing kayaks available to rent.

The shelling is incredible. You can find a multitude of beautiful shells including sharks teeth and sand dollars. Wildlife is all around you. There are dolphins, manatee, gopher turtles, sea turtles, blue heron, pelicans as well as many other bird species. During sea turtle season you might be able to catch a baby sea turtle release.

She Sells Seashells is a gulf view "beachfully" decorated 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse. The maximum occupancy is 6 people.

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. 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.

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 (21.5 feet maximum) 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 and grocery stores to choose from.

If you don't feel like cooking or going out to dinner you can even have a pizza delivered to the mainland ferry landing.

You will make memories of a lifetime at Little Gasparilla Island!

More Details

Owner
Christine
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2018

Why Christine chose Placida

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
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 21 and older to drive Golf Cart Max of 4 people on the Golf Cart No Emotional Support Animals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 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 ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • 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 -
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๐Ÿš"She Sells Seashells"๐Ÿš GULF VIEW Golf Cart Free Ferry Heated Pool Boat Slip
average rating of 4.910714 based on 56 reviews
West Haven, CT
5

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo, we highly recommend. Christine is so helpful and friendly. Goes above and beyond to make sure everythng is perfect. If you want a vacation to relax...this is the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully decorated, charming home!

  • 5 of 5

Ms Christine’s home is perfect for either a family vacation, or a romantic trip. The attention to detail for guests comfort is amazing. From wine glasses (who is going to try to pack those?!) to games for the family to play during a break from the beach; to the shell washing station and a cooler to ice your drinks down while grilling: there are so many “perks” to this home. Cozy throws to curl up in on the couch while watching some movies or the luxury of having a washer and dryer, (that is so handy!) deep couches that are sturdy yet comfy, most kitchen appliances such as blenders and large serving platers, plenty of linens, a place to have your morning coffee while looking over the lake to the ocean, this place meets most needs to stay for even an extended time!

During our stay, Mother Nature caused us to seek entertainment one day away from the gorgeous beach and we sent a message to Ms Christine asking for some ideas. She answered immediately even though she was busy running errands and spent her time finding us some different choices. We were so grateful for her going above and beyond to make our vacation perfect.

Her home is so charming; the decor soothes the soul, and can more than stand up to the beauty of the island and beaches. It was the details that made the whole package a week to cherish. We cannot say enough great things about this rental. Come to the island ready to relax, Ms Christine has you covered.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Windy for taking the time to write such a nice review. I'm happy you and your family felt at home with all of the extra touches. Come back soon!
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Desha Ar.
5

Secluded and beautiful, very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

She sells sea shells was perfect very clean I’m a picky person about germs and hidden dust, saw none very clean and tasteful beach decoration:) everything you need kitchen is very stocked with all kitchen utensils” just don’t over pack”, Tee shirts, shorts, extra swim suits I took one cute dress for beach pictures shelling is great keep in mind the sharks teeth are black to dark brown I found a cats eye shell! Only one I found look for turkey wing shells also, everyone is friendly and very nice a man we met offered to come pick us up in the early morning with is cart and golf cart to get us to the ferry:) I stayed the whole week at the condo my husband went to town twice to get supplies. The beds are super comfy, nice washer and dryer, We loved the island and loved Christine’s condo. My complaints too many people with dogs and some weren’t friendly... and please don’t litter! Keep it pretty for others to enjoy:) no cigarette butts on the beach and keep you trash picked up!:) happy shellingโค๏ธ

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your 5 star review Gala. I'm pleased that you were completely satisfied with the cleanliness of my condo. It is extremely important to me and I appreciate the compliment. It sounds like you fell in love with LGI on your first trip! I have never found a cats eye shell. I will be on the lookout on my next shelling excursion. I know you can't wait for your next trip back to the island!
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5

Beautiful Island, Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

Little Gasparilla Island is our favorite vacation spot ever - and this condo makes it so easy. Christine keeps it clean and well-stocked and is easy to work with. The decorations bring a fun island theme without going overboard and this condo is one of the nicest you'll see in the club. We love the free convenient ferry and having access to both the beach and the pool. For two years we've had our in-laws stay in the downstairs bedroom and shared the upstairs bedroom with our young kids. It does not feel crowded because we spend so much time outside, including cooking and eating most of our meals in the downstairs deck area. The washer/dryer is also nice because that means we can pack less and know we can do a load of laundry mid-week. We recommend this place without reservation, though we try not to tell our secret to too many people :)

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. I agree that the downstairs deck area is a perfect spot to enjoy your meals. I have added ceiling fans, island decor and string lighting to add to the enjoyment of the space. Packing light is probably one of the best tips for future guests. Come back soon!
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5

Gorgeous island setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated condo with everything that was needed for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terri for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the island with your family.
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5

Much needed relaxation and fun in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

This is my fourth year staying in Hideaway and my second year at Christine's condo. The condo is nicely decorated and well equipped for your week at the beach. Christine is very responsive and answers your questions quickly by text. The beds are very comfortable and the place very clean and roomy. You have a great view of the pond and ocean from the front screened porch. If your looking to hang out and play games on your tablet or surf the web on your phone is the only way you'll be disappointed the Wifi and cell reception is pretty spotty. We found the unplugging relaxing but if you plan on trying to conduct business and need an online connection this might not be the place for you. But if you're looking for an escape from the day to day rat race and love hanging out at the beach you'll be in heaven. Great family vacation well be returning next year. The shelling and sand dollar selection was less from last year and in years past the south point of the beach was the place to go. However this year, the better place was further north from the point, closer to the beach in front of the condo. The beach at the point has changed and gotten significantly bigger, possibly from hurricane Urma or the sand they dumped up at Stump pass. I found good sand dollars snorkling right in front of the condo out at the sandbar if you're a good swimmer. Also nice shark teeth hunting up at Don Pedros beach by the stumps. Have fun!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your 5 star review. You really know how to enjoy all that LGI has to offer. It truly is a perfect place to escape the rat race. I love the shelling just as much as you do. You are all set with your reservations for next year!
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

***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

  • 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.