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Little Gasparilla Island waterfront home. Private Dock -Smoke and Pet Free

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy the ominous show of Fowl, Jumping Mullet, Dolphins and Manatees!

Little Gasparilla Island is a bridgeless barrier island with seven miles of secluded sandy beach, located off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Park and launch your boat at Eldred's Marina, or jump on Pirate’s Water Taxi for a 10 minute ride to our private dock #11. 'Blue Pearl' is perfectly positioned on a private bay lot, along an aquatic preserve with a 5 minute walk to the white sandy beach of the Florida Gulf.

Enjoy the ever changing view of the mangroves, jumping mullet, osprey flying overhead, and bird life on the sandbar. Spend hours of quiet with a good book on our large open air porch, or jump in your boat for a day of angling. Fully equipped, modern, well-lit kitchen with every gadget you'll ever need to pull off a great meal.

Unlimited Wi-fi, internet TV, 32' Flat screen, games, bikes, Kayaks, beach toys.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Lou
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • South Master Bath - toilet , shower , Dual private sink area
    North Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Private sink area
    Studio Bath - toilet , shower , Bath on Main
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • South Master Suite - 1 queen
    North Master Suite - 1 queen
    Studio on Main - 1 double
  • Master Suites enjoy view of Bay, shared balcony and private baths.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach umbrellas and chairs on site.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Little Gasparilla Island waterfront home. Private Dock -Smoke and Pet Free
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

This is an amazing property in an unbelievably beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

It is a rare thing to find a great property in a great location but blue pearl on little gazparilla island achieves this. It is really well equipped as well as being very well looked after. The large bedroom balcony gives a great location for early morning coffee and to watch the sun rise. Where else can you see ospreys catching fish as dolphin swim up river? The large outside seating and dining area is a great asset. Eating lunch in the shade while northern cardinals sing from the trees is something we did not tire of.

Whether it's fishing from the private jetty, bird watching, kayaking through miles of lagoons (or in the gulf) or wild tortoise watching blue pearl delivers.

The property owner is also incredibly helpful. For example we were a family of 5 and although 3 kayaks were available to use Mary lou acquired another double so we could all go out together. Additionally she supplied fishing tackle for our use and would not accept payment for this.

In summary a wonderful place for naturalists who also like comfort with beach house chic

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the beautiful Blue Pearl for two months! Mary Lou was so easy to work with. She loves her home, and it shows in how well the house is cared for. She was quickly responsive to any need we might have had, including concern for us after bad weather! We loved the peace and quiet, kayaking in the bay, listening to the fish jump, reading on the porch, and of course, walking the beach. Thank you for everything, Mary Lou.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

House is amazing and was exactly what was advertised! Owner Mary Lou was very responsive, helpful and just an absolute pleasure to work with. She has an eye for decor and comfort which is reflected throughout the house. We have stayed at other houses on the island and this is by far the best! It was clean and very well maintained which is sometimes a challenge with beach/boating type of rentals. I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was at the Blue Pearl. Thank you Mary Lou for letting our family stay at your little slice of paradise! We are looking at dates in July so hopefully we will meet again.

The Mulocks

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home overlooking the bay with lots of space both inside and out. You can enjoy the view from the living area or your bedroom inside, or just step outside the door for a breath of fresh air. Lots of privacy and space. Everything you need from grilling to kayaking. Fishing off the dock is also an option, swimming, shelling or sunbathing on the beach is only a couple minutes away.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The family fishing stories that will be told for years!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mary Lou and Bob for being so hospitable every time we stay at Blue Pearl. We truly love your place! After being here for just 2 days it feels like we've been here a week. We're so relaxed! Of course, we never want to leave. In addition to your beautiful home and private dock, the island itself is amazing with having the choice to go fishing or go to the beach. We always choose the fishing, but then mosey our way to a sandbar to relax by mid-afternoon. The first snook I caught we thought was big, until we watched our son catch a 42" snook. That was priceless! The awesome fight my husband had with a 33" cobia before it jumped out of the boat was spectacular. Thank goodness I got pics! People will now believe this fishing story :). We can't tell you how many snapper we have caught, cleaned (on your dock fillet table), and froze for many fish fries to come. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and giving us the opportunity to have so many adventures on the water. The fishing stories that will be told for years, along with pictures, are memories for a lifetime. We'll definitely be back. See you soon! Kandi, Mike & Cole

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We rent vacation places often and have wonderful experiences at most of the places we stay. However, rarely does a rental live up to our expectations in almost every respect. Blue Pearl is an exception. The description provided by Mary Lou could not be better. She helped us in the planning stages by patiently and kindly answering every annoying question we asked and offered helpful hints even when we did not ask. The house itself is well stocked and immaculate. The furnishings are comfortable and perfectly maintained and the house easily sleeps six comfortably as promised. Bedding and linens are great as represented and the kitchen has all the furnishings and cookware you will need. We skipped the television most days but it was available and the internet and phone service were good.The island itself is beautiful and with our rented center console from Gasparilla Marina we were set for adventures. We parked our car at Eldred's and bought bait there daily - a thirty minute round trip outing. We paddled the kayaks from the private dock to the park and fished the bay side all around the island. Swimming in the beautiful clear ocean was a short walk and we even caught snook from the shore on the ocean side. Did I mention the fishing was awesome? We caught Jack, sea trout, snook and mangrove snapper in abundance - and we are not that good. Redfish were a little tougher on this trip but we did not care. We did rent a golf cart for the week. I would pass next time and rent for one day or as needed. There isn't much to see or do on the island other than enjoy the natural beauty and the gorgeous water, sunsets and sunrises. One trip around the island in the cart was enough. It did come in handy taking my mom to the beach but for those who can walk a couple of hundred yards or less it is not needed. Everyone we met was friendly. The few times we ventured out to eat off the island , we did not drive more than a few miles to find a decent beach restaurant. However, we had more fun cooking at the house and watching the sunset after a nice dinner. Looking for South Beach - you know where to find it. Looking for old Florida on a beautiful island close to the mainland and the Pearl will be your paradise.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: not necessary

Bird watching, dolphin and manatee visits, great fishing off the dock, kayak and paddle board dream location. 3 minute stroll to the Gulf.


Rates & Availability

Placida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday surcharge of $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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