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SunDance Beachfront Paradise/Amazing Sunsets 🌅

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Outside Shower, Sleeps 6 - 8

Looking for that perfect getaway beach home? No noise, luxurious solitude of the island, a deck to watch the magic of the sun setting again and again...and rising the next morning....a spectacular setting to experience Gulf-front living. Best Sunsets, Best Beach Waves, Best Turtle Watching. One of the most private comfortable and updated homes on island; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a fully equipped Kitchen, Living room on the main floor, wonderful outdoor shower below. Walk off your private deck to the beach and watch the dolphins play. There is fantastic fishing from the beach or the dock as well as shelling, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or just watching the waves. Why aren't you here?!

West Coast Florida’s Best Kept Secret: Little Gasparilla Island:

Located just north of Boca Grande on the South West Coast of Florida, Little Gasparilla Island is a hidden Gem. The Island is about 7 miles long but less than a mile wide. The north end of the island hosts a State Park while the secluded south end is dotted with single family stilt homes and townhouses. There are no cars on Little Gasparilla Island, you’ll need to arrive by water taxi or boat.

Once on the island, the most popular mode of transport is by golf cart or simply a quiet stroll.

The fishing is great both inshore and offshore. Snook, redfish and tarpon are in abundance here. It is a fisherman’s paradise.

Shelling is legendary on the pristine white powder sand beach. You’ll find many different species of shells along with the sand dollar and star fish. When you get tired of shell collecting, just take a dip in the quiet waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The old Florida beauty of the island is evident all around you and makes this a perfect place to just sit back and relax.

Local wildlife include the ospreys making nests on the powerlines, gopher tortoises walking along with you down the sand paths, egrets and herons catching their dinner out of the water, and don’t forget the dolphin and manatees.

The tropical landscape is beautiful with seagrapes, seaoats and all types of palm trees. Florida wildflowers are in abundance for color, and a stray cactus even pops up here and there. Everything seems to slowly sway with the gulf breeze.

Saving the best for last would be the absolute mesmerizing sunsets. If you haven’t seen a West Coast Florida Sunset before, you are missing out. Little Gasparilla Island is home to some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

"Once You Have Slept on an Island

Once you have slept on an island

You’ll never be quite the same

You may look as you looked before

And go by the same old name

You may hustle about in street and,

You may sit at home and sew,

But you’ll forever see blue water

And wheeling gulls

Wherever your feet may go.

You may chat with neighbors

Of this and that.

And close to the fire keep,

But you’ll hear ships’ whistles

And lighthouse bells

And tides beat through your sleep.

And you won’t know why

And you can’t say how

Such a thing upon you came.

But once you have slept on an island

You won’t be quite the same.

- Rachel Fields"

More Details

Property Manager
Sundance Beach house/Bart & Emily
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Sundance Beach house/Bart & Emily

Hello! We are the owners of the Sundance Beach house. It was "love at first sight" when we first vacationed on Little Gasparilla Island and now a dream come true that we own a piece of this Island paradise.

Sundance Beach house/Bart & Emily purchased this house in 2015

Why Sundance Beach house/Bart & Emily chose Placida

The incredible view from the sun deck...the sunsets, the beach, natural beauty. The house is equipped with all the comforts of home and for a great day at the beach.

What makes this house unique

Seven miles of Beach...The island is a private island without any commercial development. There are no restaurants, cars, or paved roads. Golf carts only! Access to the island is only available via a water taxi (or you can bring your own boat). Come to this place if you are seeking a beautiful break away from the rest of the world. Wildlife is abundant. Kayaking with dolphins, fish and wildlife. Fishing is some of the best in Florida!


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Sun Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Brand New Futon available with memory form mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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SunDance Beachfront Paradise/Amazing Sunsets 🌅
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews

Best Yet on LGI

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year out of 5 years staying on LGI for Thanksgiving. Sundance was our 3rd property in those 4 years. To date, it is our favorite property! We will be staying again! We understand the challenges of maintaining a property on LGI. Emily and Bart are doing an excellent job keeping up with their beautiful LGI home. It is clean, organized, and cozy.

The outdoor shower was a lifesaver for after our trips to the beach. Can't wait to return to Sundance!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, the house was clean and nicely decorated. Reservation and check in/out was easy, they were very accommodating with hauling our luggage. Great location on the beach, chairs, umbrella, charcoal, etc. all provided, they really thought of everything. Dock was great for parking the boat, and a short walk to the house. We will definitely return and stay a full week, 4 days is just not enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home and Excellent Staff!

  • 5 of 5

The home was immaculate and had all the comforts of home! Paul and his assistant were very kind and thoughtful and helped us throughout our stay! We loved the optional golf cart so we could explore the island and make it easier to get around!

The owners were also very kind as we had to reschedule our because of a potential Hurricane threat. They allowed us to move the dates without any hesitation at all!

I highly recommend staying with them !

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we returned to Sundance and I'm happy to say we had another wonderful experience. The house had some new updates, Paul the manager was excellent making us feel welcome and very helpful with any and all of our needs. Emily the home owner is very easy to work with. She always answers all my questions and makes renting her home a very pleasant experience. But overall once you get to Sundance you really begin to relax and enjoy the beauty of the island. The beach house is very comfortable, bright and in excellent condition. My family spent the day relaxing, taking long walks exploring the island and of course playing on the beach. We look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house

  • 5 of 5

House was great and stocked with plenty of amenities to enjoy the beach. The property is well maintained by Paul. Easy access to the community dock if you are bringing your own boat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Punta Gorda; Sarasota ; Fort Myers; Tampa
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Interstate I-75
Car: not necessary

Groceries: Publix grocery store (8725 Placida Rd Placida, FL 33946).

Parking: Eldred's Marina (6301 Boca Grande Causeway, Placida, FL 33946; parking rate is $6 per day) and ride a water taxi to the island.

Restaurants: There is a restaurant, Rum Bay, on the north end of Island, located on Palm Island past Dom Pedro State Park which is very long walk (~six miles). There are restaurants reachable by water taxi or boat, Boca Grande is about a half-hour boat ride away. A favorite is Cabbage Key, south of Boca Grande.

Golf Cart Rental/Kayak Rental: Contact Paul, our house manager, at 941.525.3980.

Fishing Charters:

Captain John Ochs, #941.270.0313.

Skinny Water Charters; Captain Travis 941.258.7429.

Boat rentals:

Gasparilla Marina 941-697-2280

Island Boat Rentals 941-321-2742

Palm Island Boat Rentals 941-626-8293.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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