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Sundance Beachfront Paradise, Peaceful, Spectacular Setting/Island, Best Sunsets

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Outside Shower, Sleeps 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"

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, Slovenian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Please supervise small children on the stairway....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    additional $100 pet fee...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Most homes on the island are on pilings due to coastal construction regulations; therefore, they are not wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV ...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful sunset views from the deck!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Less than 2 minute's walk to the Beach..............moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Gorgeous views of the water from sun deck, sun porch, living room, dining room, kitchen!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    On the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Water View:

    Gorgeous views of the water from sun deck, sun porch, living room, dining room, kitchen!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    ...also seating at the breakfast bar for 3 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi is included, but wired internet is not on the island--so data is limited. More data may be added if needed....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided along with blankets. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan connecting the living room with dining and kitchen so you can look out at the water and beach at all times! ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is available at Eldred's Marina for a fee....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and Beach towels are provided ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New washing machine; laundry detergent is provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee filters are provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    dishwasher liquid provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has been remodeled: new countertops, new back-splash, new stove, and we added 5 gallon water cooler. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    new oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    For watching the most amazing, beautiful sunsets......moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Contact us for kayak rental...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill available and charcoal is provided for your use. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.7
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Break
Jan 1 - Feb 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800 $6,700
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$2,000 $7,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Punta Gorda; Sarasota ; Fort Myers; Tampa
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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 walking distance (~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. There's also a great place for fresh fish –– Miss Cyndis.

Golf Cart Rental on the Island: LGI Golf Carts.

Kayak Rental: 941.504.1699

Fishing Charters:

Captain John, #941.270.0313.

Skinny Water Charters; Captain Travis 941.258.7429.


Manager info

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!

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Speaks: english, Slovenian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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  • on the beach.......

    on the beach.......

  • Boat dock...welcome to Little Gasparilla Island!

    Boat dock...welcome to Little Gasparilla Island!

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom w/ensuite bathroom

    Master Bedroom w/ensuite bathroom

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Sun Deck

    Sun Deck

  • on the beach...

    on the beach...

  • Warm sand awaits

    Warm sand awaits

  • dinner!


  • kayaking at sunset

    kayaking at sunset

  • sunset


  • love watching the sunsets

    love watching the sunsets

  • Sundance beach house

    Sundance beach house

  • Sun Porch

    Sun Porch

  • Kitchen


  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Outdoor Shower

    Outdoor Shower

  • shells, shells, and more shells

    shells, shells, and more shells

  • fishing trip

    fishing trip

  • Sunset from the boat

    Sunset from the boat

  • more sunsets

    more sunsets

  • Kitchen


VRBO #696273

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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