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Sundance Beachfront Home, Paradise, Peaceful Island, Amazing Sunsets

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights

Overview

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, Slovenian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

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 Florida South West

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!

Amenities

Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Sun Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon with NEW 2 Inch Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Sundance Beachfront Home, Paradise, Peaceful Island, Amazing Sunsets
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
5

Fabulous week

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us bring our two dogs! We had a perfect time. Great home, well equipped with everything we could need and the help from Paul when we arrived was soooo appreciated. We hated to leave and will be back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Haven, Florida
5

Beautiful View and nicely updated and clean home

  • 5 of 5

Paul was very nice and helpful with answering any questions and with giving information.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I couldn't have asked for a better house with better service!

  • 5 of 5

The Sundance House is beautiful and cozy with a prefect location. The thing I liked the most was the house manager Paul and his team. He made my experience prefect! I'm already looking for dates to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great relaxing time.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Sundance at LGI. Location of the property is ideal, you can walk back and forth to the beach in no time. For kids, lots of beach toys and inflatable rafts were available. If you are into fishing, there were few fishing rods there as well. Property itself was clean and comfortable. Owners were very responsive to my emails and guided us throughout the booking process. We flew into Punta Gorda airport and took a car service recommended by the owners. Our driver was very helpful and service was great and so was the Pirate Taxi guy. Paul, the property manager met us a the dock and helped us with our luggage and gave us a quick tutorial about the house. He was very engaging and genuine. Weather was great, beach was amazing, lots of shells and shark teeth to collect. People were friendly and overall, we really enjoyed the island, the property and the beach.

P.S. It is an island so there are bugs and ants everywhere. Please bring insect repellent and hydrocortisone cream for itching and irritation.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Haven, Florida
5

Beautiful view with great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Paul the caretaker was awesome and would assist with any questions or needs. Very relaxing and clean house.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

WONDERFUL location, quiet and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The Sundance Beach House was perfect for our family of four. Beautiful ocean view, short walk to the beach or the bay and dock behind the house. So much to do...shell hunting (TONS of shells), kayaking, fishing from the beach, the dock OR with Lamar our guide. Lamar put us on to a Pompano run at the island's southern tip and we had fresh fish for dinner for a few nights!

And of course...plenty of beachside relaxation. Beautiful sunsets every night from the front deck. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Bart and Emily are wonderful and attentive owners and the on-call property manager Paul was phenomenal. We had a slight problem arise with the A.C. unit going out on our second night at the house and they had an A.C. guy over to the island the first thing the next morning to fix it. It was up and running before we got back from our trip to the beach.

One note to future renters...be sure to plan your grocery trip before heading over to LGI. Get everything you want in food and supplies because once you're on the island...you won't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Placida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
10 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$285
$2,000
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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