Sundance Beachfront Home, Paradise, Peaceful Island, *Special Rate April/May*(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-10 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Outside Shower, Sleeps 6 - 8
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"
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Member since: 2015
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 15 - May 20, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
10 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Pet Fee $100
- Tax Rate 12%
Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Captain John Ochs, #941.270.0313.
Skinny Water Charters; Captain Travis 941.258.7429.
Island Boat Rentals 941-321-2742
Gasparilla Marina 941-697-2280
Palm Island Boat Rentals 941-626-8293.
Year Purchased: 2015
About: 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.
Why Placida, FL, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!
- Primary: +1 216.402.5822
Links to more information:
Sundance beach house...old Florida
Your Boat dock...Sunrise welcome to Little Gasparilla Island!
Sun Porch...180 degree views
Kitchen and dining room....180 degree views from Kitchen, Dining, & Living Rooms
Sun Deck for watching spectacular sunsets or sun bathing
shells and more shells...shark's teeth, angel wings, cockles, conches, etc.
Fish for dinner!
kayaking at sunset
and more gorgeous sunsets
come back soon!
Sundance on the beach.......
Welcoming Sun Porch...grab a beach towel and head to the Beach
Living Room...watch the beach waves at 180 degree views
Master Bedroom w/ensuite bathroom with shower
Third Bedroom..twin beds
Lounge in a hammock....perfect for Island naps!
On the beach...Umbrellas, beach chairs, beach towels provided
Bart caught a shark on fishing trip (he put back in water)
Sunset from the boat
more gorgeous sunsets
Gorgeous Little Gasparilla Island Sunsets
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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