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Little Gasparilla Island Bayfront home. Boater's Dream-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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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.


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Little Gasparilla Island Bayfront home. Boater's Dream-Smoke and Pet Free
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and immaculate, the bay views are spectacular and Mary Lou was a pleasure to work with! I can’t imagine there could be many houses more beautiful or detailed to perfection the way Mary Lou’s home is. She provided everything we needed to make ourselves at home and have a much needed break from the Kansas cold weather. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect island home

  • 5 of 5

This home worked perfectly for my husband and I. It is exactly as the pictures represent and exceptionally clean. We enjoyed being close to Don Pedro State Park. We utilized the very nice kayaks to paddle over to the park mangroves every evening. We rented a boat and it was so convenient to have the dock out our front door. We would take the boat out early to fish the flats and spent the hot afternoons on the shaded deck under the fans. From the Kayaks we caught Snook and sea trout on fly rods all within sight of the dock. The owner is wonderful to work with. We often use VRBO and this is one of the best places we have rented. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Visit At The Blue Pearl Was Just As Wonderful As The First!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say it enough, place is clean, well maintained and very comfortable! We spent the week of the Fourth and it was loads of fun for the family. All we needed was some mask and snorkels for the kids and they were entertained for hours finding sharks teeth and shells. Island itself is truly unique and the Blue Pearl is a wonderful place to stay. I think I said it before, we have stayed at a few places on the island and the Blue Pearl is by far the most well maintained and well managed place we have stayed to date. This is our second stay at the Blue Pearl and I definitely see a third in our near future. Mary Lou is easy to communicate with via email or phone and she is not one to forget a single detail in getting the place ready for your stay. Highly recommend the Blue Pearl for creating some wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 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: January 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: March 2017
  • Source: 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.




Additional information about rental rates

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

***Holiday surcharge of $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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