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'She Sells Seashells' Gulf View / Golf Cart/ 3 Kayaks/ Free Ferry

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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, 2 single sit on top kayaks,1 double sit on top kayak, 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!

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 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,2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

'She Sells Seashells' Gulf View / Golf Cart/ 3 Kayaks/ Free Ferry
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Charming getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Oh, where to start... The house is clean and comfortable, well-maintained, and very well stocked; the island residents we encountered were friendly and helpful; and Christine was impressively responsive to our questions and concerns. We enjoyed the screened-in lanai for both morning coffee and evening cocktails. Shells are abundant all along the beautiful natural beach, and it was a pleasure to have beach chairs and umbrellas (all in good condition) available for our use. We did some exploring with the golf cart, and it was great for getting back and forth from the house to the dock, or to the pool. Since we brought our sailboat, we needed to move things on and off (coolers, change of clothing, etc.), and the carts provided made easy work of it.

Little Gasparilla Island is a barrier island, and you will need insect repellent; it's probably also a good idea to "go native" - wear long pants and long sleeves in lightweight materials.

Only five minutes from the ferry is a well-stocked Publix. We made two grocery runs in the course of ten days and that was just about right, if you plan your meals. There are restaurants nearby, too, but somehow, for us, eating out wasn't part of our away-from-it-all vibe.

With the physical beauty of the place, the adventure of exploring by golf cart and kayak, and the many thoughtful touches in the house itself, we can't say enough good things about this wonderful vacation home. We'd love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It sounds as though you really captured all that the island has to offer. I hope you will come back the next time you want to get away from it all.
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Second great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Christina's condo for a week in April 2016. This was our second stay the first was for a month. It was so wonderful not a lot of people and weather was beautiful. The condo has everything you need and is so comfortable it is easy to relax and enjoy yourself. We used the kayaks several days and had memorable trips each time seeing dolphins each trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome slice of paradise !

  • 5 of 5

LGI is absolutely perfect.

Very well kept property complex

and great condo for an escape / getaway. We are already planning a return trip for 2017.


  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree Shane. LGI IS absolutely perfect. I look forward to having you and your family back next year.
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Clean, well stocked with all things to enjoy beach life

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely time we had at Christine's condo! Loved the ease of getting to and from the island (we have stayed on the island quite a few times at other rentals and it was never so easy) and we really enjoyed the set up of the condo. We were able to leave the windows open and had a fabulous breeze. The master bedroom has the feature of an additional door which closes it off from the kitchen which was also really nice for privacy. Used the kayaks and golf cart to explore as well. Just can't say enough about what a great stay it was! Thank you Christine!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome! Hope to have you back next year!
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Perfect place for a week at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time at Juniors Beach House. The Condo is beautifully decorated and comfortable with all the amenities needed for the beach including chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, beach blanket, fishing poles etc. All you need to bring is food and suncreen for your stay. Its our go to place for LGI

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

Unit H 5 is a wonderful unit at Hideaway Bay on LGI. It is well furnished , clean and well supplied with things people might want or need. We were able to prepare all of our meals easily, had plenty of towels, etc. The extras included the bikes, kayaks (which we were never brave enough to use) and plenty of outdoor seating downstairs. The downstairs area was really nice with chairs, tables, etc. Will definitely try to rent this unit next time we come.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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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Placida Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located upstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory foam bed topper
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Memory foam bed toppers
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • 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
Little Gasparilla is a unique island vacation to be remembered. Come enjoy 'Old Florida.'

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