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

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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 (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 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

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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


Placida Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • 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 ...
  • 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
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 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 ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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'She Sells Seashells' Gulf View / Golf Cart/ Free Ferry
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
Kansas City

Quiet Relaxed Island Setting! Great Host with well decorated and furnished rental. - Bad WiFi...

  • 4 of 5

Christine has done a great job of decorating the condo! The "She Sells Sea Shell's" Beach decorating theme is very well done. The Island is quiet and relaxed. There are no restaurants or businesses on the island. If you like to relax and not deal with the crowds that frequent other Florida beaches this is for you IF you can cook a nice meal in the condo. I did not give it five stars because the WiFi access is terrible. The WiFi is provided by the condo association not the owner directly. It was spotty (the access point would knock us off after we had logged on) and slow. Very slow... No even fast enough to support general browsing. It definitely would not support Netflix or other streaming services. Understand that getting away from it all should not necessarily mean having access to the internet. But, it has become the third utility. The problem needs to be addressed by the Home Owners Association. That said, it is a great unit on a relaxing, quiet island!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martin for your review. I'm glad you were able to appreciate the quite relaxation that Little Gasparilla Island has to offer. Our beach is so unique being on a barrier island and never crowded. There are many times when there are only a few umbrellas up on the whole island. There are no restaurants which makes having a fully equipped kitchen a bonus. The association has made upgrades to the wifi. Unfortunately during very busy times such as your Christmas stay the wifi can be slow. For this reason I have added my own wifi hotspot as a back up. This is not for streaming movies but checking emails and browsing. I assumed everything was ok when you said you were connected. I do have direct tv with dvr service plus a large DVD collection if you feel like watching a movie. I hope you come back soon🌴�
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Perfect spot for rest and relaxation!’

  • 5 of 5

Condo was comfy and well stocked kitchen. We cooked and had dinner on the screened porch every night!!! Had coffee on the porch each morning, then long walks on the beach. Having a golf cart to use was great. Having the use of a ferry to come and go was worth staying at Hideway condos. Everyone was friendly, beach beautiful. It was hard to leave and fly north. We will definitely be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome, beautiful and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Condo that is decorated nicely. Kitchen well equipped with all the essentials. Beds are very comfortable. Lots of beach equipment (sand toys chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards). Amazing view of the gulf with beautiful sunsets. We will definitely be back to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great week at Hideaway! The condo was immaculate and so cute!

  • 5 of 5

Hideaway is a great vacation spot on Gasparilla Island. The properties are well kept and this one in particular was great! We have stayed at Hideaway several years and this was by far the most clean, very well- decorated and up to date condo we have stayed in. You can see and hear the ocean from the back porch and watch the sunset. Having a golf cart included is a definite plus as well! We loved "She Sells Seashells" !

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristen for appreciating all of my efforts in making my vacation home clean and comfortable. I'm happy you were able to decompress to the sound of the waves from the back lanai. While the beach is only a short distance it is nice to be able to enjoy a beautiful island sunset right from the balcony. Come back soon!
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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: July 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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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: June 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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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.***

Please note that there is discounted rates for weekly stays. For a better quote use the calendar on VRBO to check your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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