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Welcome to Paradise - Havana Harbor Homes!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Three mangrove-hidden gems w/ocean views, steps from the most beautiful beach!

FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE, please call 813-781-0530 with your inquiry.

Escape to one of three beautiful, LGI resident owned and maintained vacation houses on Little Gasparilla Island (LGI), truly the best fishing, beaches, and sunsets in all of Florida.

Please refer to our photos and reviews!

Havana Harbor 1 is a beautiful 2 bedroom/1 bath beauty that sits oceanside within the mangroves on a private, isolated lot on Little Gasparilla Island. It features Key West shutters, satellite tv, premium bedding linens, and a 30'x25' covered front porch with a dining area that sits right on beautiful Boca Grande Harbor. The ocean views are simply breathtaking, especially at sunset!

Havana Harbor 2 is a newly-remodeled 2 bedroom/2 bath, nestled slightly within the lush interior of the island still oceanside with the same amenities as HH1 above but also features the most relaxing, fan-cooled hammock area,

Havana Harbor 3 is our unique 3/2 true Florida Cracker cottage, tucked quietly within beautiful natural foliage, featuring many upgrades: outdoor bar/living space and even an outdoor shower! All available to insure you and your guest(s) enjoy the most out of your Little Gasparilla Island experience.

All 3 properties are just a sand path away from the most beautiful beach on the gulf coast and the area is perfect for the fishing enthusiast!

We can arrange guided fishing for you or bring your boat! An impressive feature is our 170' of private dockage with fan-cooled fish cleaning stations and all the free ice that you need!

To reserve your next unforgettable sun and fun filled Florida escape, please call or email us ~ once you visit our beautiful little piece of the island, you’ll be back for years to come!

See you soon!

More Details

Mr. Julio Lleras
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Mr. Julio Lleras

For the last 19 years, I have been an active resident in everything to do with Little Gasparilla Island - community involvement, leading fishing charters, and serving as host to the beautiful homes that make up Havana Harbor.

Looking forward to meeting you!


Mr. Julio Lleras purchased this house in 2013

Why Mr. Julio Lleras chose Florida South West

The intimacy of the property and wonderful neighbors surrounding me are two of the main reasons why I decided to purchase the properties. Between the ocean views and my homes being hidden among the lush mangroves and manicured tropical foliage, add to that my passion for boating and fishing ~ the area has been the perfect home for nearly 20 years.

What makes this house unique

Whether you book your visit at Havana Harbor 1 or 2 - or choose our 3rd home with bed & breakfast like experience - you simply will not get a more memorable experience out on LGI for the cost. Between the picturesque scenery, clean amenities, and my experience as a resident on the island, you simply can not go wrong staying with us.


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Captain's Quarters - 1 king
    Crew's Quarters - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Call Julio 813-881-0098 with any questions you might have!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Welcome to Paradise - Havana Harbor Homes!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic Stay on LGI

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great "Babymoon" on LGI, and the house was perfect! Great screened in porch open to the kitchen and living room, a perfect place to relax. The house was very clean and fully equipped with everything we needed, pots, pans, utensils, towels, etc. (this is not always the case, especially on LGI). The landscape is gorgeous, feels like a private tropical oasis. The beach was very close, maybe 2 mins on the golf cart, soft white sand, calm, clear water, and no crowds. It's a great place to relax, watch the sunset, and just get away.

Julio is a wonderful host, he is essentially your private concierge on the island. He picked us up on his boat and helped us load and unload our groceries, and dropped us off early for our flight. He does all the little things to make sure you vacation is relaxing.

LGI is a cool place. It feels like a friendly neighborhood, but secluded from the outside world. We hope to back someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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golden colorado

Truly a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house on the bay for four nights and it was magical. Lazy mornings sipping coffee on the porch looking out over the bay watching dolphins, sea birds and fish. Fishing from the dock as the spirit moved us. Slow kayaks through the surrounding mangroves. Then a five minute walk to the beach on the other side of the island. The beach was quiet with incredible shells and white sand. As our host, Julio ensured that everything was just to our liking. He picked us up by boat on time. He provided us with fresh fruit from his garden. We cooked at the house but arranged for him to make us a special meal. He is indeed an excellent chef and prepared a delicious multicourse dinner including stonecrabs as an appetizer. The price was quite reasonable. He was available with information answering any question we had. He is also an excellent fishing guide with great 'fish sense'. He knows the surrounding waters better than the back of his hand and we had a great time fishing with him.The boat was in great shape and well stocked. Likewise the house had anything you would need for cooking as well as a very comfortable bathroom with toiletries. The lot is private with full grown mangroves on either side. Truly beyond what we imagined and we will be coming back for years to come! We also would not hesitate to refer our friends and have already told a number of people about it.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fish Eat & Relax

  • 5 of 5

It truly is paradise. Great beach, super fishing and awesome meals prepared by Julio. I stayed for 5 days and did the B&B. Not only is Julio a gracious host, he is also a awesome chef. The breakfast and dinners he prepared were amazing. I chartered with Julio for 2 days of great fishing even though Julio warned me before I booked the trip that fishing was slow. I can't wait to go back when the fishing is "Hot"! Read all the reviews and believe it, this place is Paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda, CA

Much love from CA to FLA

  • 5 of 5

Here is the short version: Beautiful location, exceptional host, great fishing, wonderful experience.

Captain Julio went above and beyond what we have experienced at any of our other many VRBO stays. He loves LGI and it shows. He has a range of properties to suit your taste (on water, inland or B&B). LGI is a 'throwback' in the best sense of the term - Laid back, beautiful, simple, quiet, old-school relaxation. Spend your days on the beach, in a hammock, BBQ-ing on the patio, golf-carting around the island and reconnecting with previously distracted kids.

The highlight was our fishing charter with Julio. He has top-line equipment and expertise. Spent the first couple of hours boating to his favorite spots and casting nets for white sardines, which are the best bait fish and not available at the marina. Pleasure just to watch Julio's practiced throws from the bow of his boat. And it was time well spent. After a brief interruption from an afternoon thunderstorm, Julio hustled us out again and over the next few hours my boys (14 and 18) caught snook, caravelle jack and sea trout until a gorgeous sunset ended the day.

Southern Florida and Julio have earned a spot on our 'go to' vacation rotation. Thanks Bruh!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester Ny


  • 5 of 5

As a group of 11, we needed two Havana Harbor houses. This worked out even better than one big house which was our original plan. My in-laws, myself and my husband in the house on the harbor, and my sister and brother in-law and all 5 of our kids combined in the other. The houses were so close we could go back and forth easily. Julio made sure we had a huge table at the house on the harbor so we could all eat our meals together. Julio’s full service taxi service was also a huge plus, my in-laws had arrived first (they don't speak English but that was no problem for Julio). He was very responsive to all requests and made us feel very welcome and part of the Little Gasparilla family. Julio went out of his way to make sure we had everything that we needed to make our week great, this included surprise hors d'oeuvres night! We had two golf carts to go back and forth to the houses or beach. We booked a fishing charter as well with Julio which was a huge success, for the serious fisherman in our group as well as for the novices! In summary, everyone can't wait to go back and even some friends want to join!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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When can we come back?!?

  • 5 of 5

Julio, I've been meaning to write this for months, and Phil keeps asking me if I have - he wants to be sure you get the glowing review you deserve. I think my husband and youngest son Luke had a bromance thing going on with you! Haha just kidding of course - I just mean that they so admired you, and loved hanging out with you!

Let me tell you, I am someone who enjoys my creature comforts. Normally, if I have the option, I choose luxury. Here I did not have luxury, and yet it was one of the greatest vacations ever! All the necessities were provided for in this home. It is a trip that requires just a little bit of pre-planning in order to have the groceries etc., you will need for the week. But, once you are there you don't have to worry about a thing! And, in my opinion, having the dock right at your feet...and the beach an easy stroll or golf cart ride...the peace and quiet, the unbeatable gulf coast sunsets...all of that is THE GREATEST LUXURY ever! We just fell in love with the place.

Julio's help with all of it was/is a key ingredient as to the success of these stays. He loves Little Gasparilla, and his homes, and that naturally carries through to all he does. The home was clean and well maintained (not an easy feat with regards to an Oceanside home). We watched tv some of the evenings. It was just completely and utterly laid back casual and afforded us some precious time with our rapidly aging boys (16 and 18). The youngest fished practically round the clock, and appreciated any and all advice Julio had on the subject. But, big brother enjoyed fishing as well (and dad!) and all the guys loved the kayaks too! I'm a beach bum, and it was fantastic. It was just a wonderful time together, enjoying some of the most spectacular natural scenery the world has to offer!

With all that said, Julio when can we come back?!??

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Car: not necessary

Our three, beautiful homes are located on the harbor-side of Little Gasparilla Island, less than a football field's length across the natural, sand pathway to the its beautiful beaches along the island's Gulf coast. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys the sun, surf, and sand of Florida's beaches; an avid fisherman looking for a unique fishing experience; or simply looking for a quiet, serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, you simply will not find a more perfect setting than the houses of Havana Harbor.

Our property is easily accessible from the mainland via Pirate's Water Taxi. Grills, ice stations, and a golf cart (available for rent on a daily/weekly basis) are at your disposal.

*Please note - there are no restaurants or grocers on the island. It is highly recommended that you plan your meals in advance by loading up with what you need shopping at a store on the mainland.


Rates & Availability

Placida House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Golf Cart (per night) $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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