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Hibiscus House: Best Views on the Beach! Stunning Sun Deck! Concierge Service!

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Little Gasparilla Beachfront Gem; Sleeps 4-5

Hibiscus House is a sparkling clean cottage in one of the most superb locations in Florida. It features fresh, beachy decor, dramatic Gulf views, bright, sunshine-filled rooms, a nearly deserted beach and it includes everything to make your beach vacation memorable.... satellite TV, wi-fi access, use of a dock slip, beach chairs, comfortable beds, a relaxing hammock plus one of the best equipped kitchens on the beach. While the island is relatively remote, access is easy via regular water taxi service and the beach is pristine and uncrowded. The home offers snorkeling gear, boogie boards, a beach umbrella, beach towels, toys and games. The master bedroom features a king size bed, the second bedroom offers a queen size bed and there is a sleeping loft with two twins and a double bed. There is also a downstairs outdoor shower and a spacious screened porch overlooking the Gulf. NOTE: We also offer concierge service to meet you at the dock and help transport your luggage and groceries to the house!

Unlike other homes set back on the island, Hibiscus House is situated right on the beach, for the best views and no long walks to the beach across hot sand. No partial 'peek-a-boo' view from this can eat dinner overlooking the Gulf and the sound of the waves lulls you to sleep at night.

Little Gasparilla Island is very pet friendly and your canine companion is welcome as long as we are notified in advance. There is a $100 pet fee per pet. Our minimum rental period is one week; sorry, but we do not rent for weekends. Information on boat rentals and water taxi service is provided with your rental package.

Little Gasparilla Island is a nearly-deserted tropical island with no bridge, no roads and no commercial establishments. If peace and privacy are the hallmarks of a special beach vacation, you have found the right spot! Warm, shallow waters and balmy tropical breezes caress the island....sand pathways meander up and down the island for exploring by golf cart. (Golf cart rentals are available on the island.) You park your car at the mainland marina and take a delightful 15-minute water taxi ride right to our dock. It is best to do all your grocery shopping prior to catching the water taxi....then you don't have to leave the island at all! You can even bring your pets on the water taxi with you! While on the island, in addition to swimming you can snorkel, fish from the dock or the beach, bird watch, explore, collect shells, or simply read a good book in the hammock.

You must notify us if you wish to bring or rent a boat. New regulations enacted by the state of Florida limit boats to 21 ft. at our dock.

• You cannot drive your car to the island and the only access is via water taxi; there is no vehicle ferry.
• You must park your car at the marina at the mainland but it will be perfectly safe there; parking is $6 a day.
• The water taxi is $10 per person each way and he will drop you right at our dock
• All homes come with a grill. Hibiscus House has a charcoal grill; please bring charcoal and lighter fluid with you.
• All homes come with beach chairs and an umbrella.
• You must bring all groceries to the island with you.
• There are no stores of any kind on the island, not even a convenience store.
• There is no need to bring drinking water; the water from the tap is safe and drinkable.
• There are first responders on the island and we have 911 service in case of an emergency.
• Golf carts are not necessary; the island is only 100-200 yards wide in most places and our concierge will meet you upon arrival to bring you to the house. But they are fun to go exploring.
• You can fish off the dock or the beach but non-Florida residents will need to purchase a fishing license.
• The beach is dog-friendly but dogs must be under your control, non-aggressive and most homes charge a pet fee.
• This house has wi-fi but this is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland. There is no unlimited data and wi-fi is NOT for entertainment. No Netflix, no skyping, no streaming music, no downloading videos, etc. Many people find the mobile hotspots on their smartphones are better alternatives.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least 2 members of the rental party must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Small children will need supervision on the stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are allowed but only with prior notification and approval of the owner. $100 pet fee per pet will be assessed to help cover additional cleaning costs. Pets must be on preventative flea control and owner is responsible for all waste removal....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Most homes on the island are on pilings due to coastal construction regulations and are not wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 2 twin/ single


  • Master bedroom has en-suite bathroom; upstairs loft bedroom sleeps 3 comfortably. Pack and play available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Two bathrooms, both with showers, plus a downstairs outdoor shower

Other Amenities

  • Wi-fi is available but there is no wired internet on the island so data is limited....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Library

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals are available...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $150
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 12%


Holiday surcharge of $500; $300 reservation/security deposit required upon booking to hold date. 30-day cancellation notice required for stays of 1 week; 60-day cancellation for 2 weeks or more. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pet fee of $100/pet may be assessed depending on size/breed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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Owner info

Little LLC

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We have lived on the island for 30 years and we started renting our own home many years ago when we traveled. Then our neighbors asked us to handle rentals for them also -- and now we offer vacation rentals in a variety of price ranges and locations on the island...from dramatic beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our homes are painstakingly cared for...we want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". So relax, kick off your flip flops, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle!

Why the Owner Chose Placida, FL, USA:
Hibiscus House has a fabulous upstairs sundeck that has lots of privacy and some of the best views on the island. It not only has a screened porch but an open-air porch for outdoor sunning. Inside, the home is beautifully appointed and has one of the most well-equipped kitchens you will find in a rental home. Guests love how comfortable it is, how well-stocked the home is, and its proximity to the beach.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • View from the front porch dining table.

    View from the front porch dining table.

  • Master bedroom with king size bed

    Master bedroom with king size bed

  • Newly enlarged deck with great sunset views

    Newly enlarged deck with great sunset views

  • Upstairs loft with two twins

    Upstairs loft with two twins

  • View of living area from the loft

    View of living area from the loft

  • Chaise lounges for sunning overlook the beach.

    Chaise lounges for sunning overlook the beach.

  • Everyone's favorite spot

    Everyone's favorite spot

  • Dock 51, where the water taxi drops you off

    Dock 51, where the water taxi drops you off

  • Your rental includes beach chairs and an umbrella

    Your rental includes beach chairs and an umbrella

  • Aerial view at sunset

    Aerial view at sunset

  • View from private upstairs sundeck

    View from private upstairs sundeck

  • Brand new leather sofas in the living room.

    Brand new leather sofas in the living room.

  • Fabulous view of the gulf from the front porch

    Fabulous view of the gulf from the front porch

  • Modern kitchen equipped for the gourmet cook!

    Modern kitchen equipped for the gourmet cook!

  • Aerial view

    Aerial view

  • View of the house from the dunes

    View of the house from the dunes

  • Guest bedroom with queen bed

    Guest bedroom with queen bed

  • View from the sandbar

    View from the sandbar

  • Aerial view of Little Gasparilla beach

    Aerial view of Little Gasparilla beach

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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