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"Surf's Up": Beach Front Victorian Cottage with Unbelievable Views!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bed Rooms, Two Baths, 1200 Sq Ft. With views that will take your breath away.

Leave your car and your cares at the marina because Little Gasparilla is accessible only by water taxi! That means our beaches are uncrowded and tourists and traffic are just a mainland memory. If you are looking for a quiet tropical island to relax and unplug, Little Gasparilla is your dream vacation spot. Our "nightlife" consists of giant sea turtles laying their eggs -- our only bar is the sand bar where you can find sand dollars and shells!

This island provides the perfect get away because there are no cars, shops or restaurants, just relaxation. This beautiful Beach Cottage is steps away from the Gulf. Large Master Bed Room with California King. Master Bath has large shower and jet tub. Second bedroom has a Queen Bed, third bedroom has twin bed. Family room with couch that makes a bed for two. There is also an extra bedroom that is great for kids/teenagers with bunk beds and couch that makes a bed for two. All bedrooms have flat screen TVs with hi def throughout house. Also, 4 bikes available for your use.


• You cannot drive your car to the island and the only access is via water taxi; there is no vehicle ferry.

• You must park your car at the marina at the mainland but it will be perfectly safe there; parking is $6 a day.

• The water taxi is $10 per person each way and he will drop you right at our dock

• All homes come with a grill. We have a gas grill.

• We provide beach chairs and an umbrella.

• You must bring all groceries to the island with you.

• There are no stores of any kind on the island, not even a convenience store. You can buy ice on the island, however.

• There is no need to bring drinking water; the water from the tap is safe and drinkable.

• There are first responders on the island and we have 911 service in case of an emergency.

• Golf carts are not necessary; the island is only 100-200 yards wide in most places and our concierge will meet you upon arrival to bring you to the house. But they are fun to go exploring.

• You can fish off the dock or the beach but non-Florida residents will need to purchase a fishing license.

• The beach is dog-friendly but dogs must be under your control, non-aggressive and we do charge a pet fee.

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Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals

We are a family that has been coming to Little Gasparilla Island for 20 plus years. We fell in love upon the first visit. We always dreamed of owning a house here. That dream has now come true, and we would love to share our slice of heaven with you.

Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals purchased this cottage in 2015


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Nothing like drinking that first cup of Coffee, with the feel of the ocean breeze on your face. Then take a few steps to the beach, in search of prehistoric shark's teeth, shells and shorebirds.


Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bonus Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Master Suite King, with master bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water tubing


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"Surf's Up": Beach Front Victorian Cottage with Unbelievable Views!
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

An amazing home for enjoying island life!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "Surf's Up" Thanksgiving week of 2016. We have stayed on LGI for 3 Thanksgivings, but this was our first spent at this property. We loved this house and it's location. The view from the porch is amazing and the house's location made it so easy to get to the beach for sunset. Will stay beachfront from now on!

The home was very clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the paddleboards and appreciated having them there for our use. We were looking forward to having 4 bikes to use, but found 2 adult bikes and one kids bike. They were not in working condition, but the owners said they would attend to the bikes for future renters.

The owners were always available by phone or text when we had any questions. They were easy to communicate with leading up to, during, and after the trip.

We hope to enjoy this property again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Amazing Home with a Breathtaking View

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Surfs Up with 7 friends from 8/12/2016-8/19/2016 and we could not be more pleased with our stay. The house was very well maintained and very clean. Even with 8 people in the home, there was plenty of room for everyone. The homeowners supply renters with a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of towels, and other appliances for renters to use. They even supply the renter with items like paddle boards and bikes to make a stay on the island even more enjoyable. The view from the screened-in porch is immaculate, as you are only footsteps away from the Gulf. I was very pleased with every aspect of my stay here, and can honestly say I have nothing negative to say about my stay or the home. I would absolutely recommend Surfs Up to anyone visiting the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Fun

  • 4 of 5

My family and friends really enjoyed our stay. The views of the sunsets were amazing. We love the fact they had 2 paddle boards, the kids couldn't get enough of it. We paddled out to the sandbar and the kids snorkeled.The kitchen was fully stocked with kitchen equipment, and the grill made cooking easy. All and all, a lovely vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love being right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We loved to be able to sit out on the screened porch. Also, the beach chairs were very nice to be able to take down to the beach. There could have been a few more beach toys for the kids. What was there was basically broken and worn out. But we went and bought a little pack at the store and a couple shovels that the kids played with and left for future guests. Our oldest thoroughly enjoyed the fishing poles! The grill was great! The dishwasher was not working properly when we were there, and this was disappointing. The bed was nice that it is a king, but a little hard. Nice to have the dvd player for the rainy days. Overall we would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Beachfront Cottage with Incredible Ocean Views

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited Surf's Up and found it to be a wonderful place. It is delightfully decorated and the owners obviously take great pride in their house. The kitchen, living and dining area is perfect for family gatherings and all look out through a screened lanai to a pristine beach and gorgeous ocean. The property is directly beachfront.The sleeping accommodations are very nice for a large group and the house is well-stocked with linens and kitchen equipment. In summary this is a lovely property and I would highly recommend it for a stay on Little Gasparilla Island.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please note that the cleaning rate will be increased for rentals of 14 nights or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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