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Bonefish Bungalow: Newly Renovated Beachfront, Vintage "Old Florida" Charm!

Placida, FL, USA
  • Bungalow800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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 vintage Little Gasparilla Island cottage has been meticulously renovated with a flair for unique style and attention to detail...and nothing has been overlooked! From the stunning new granite countertops in the kitchen to the display of vintage Florida postcards adorning the living room wall, this cottage will delight you with both its small details and big views.

The kitchen has been updated with beautiful new slate-finish appliances, granite countertops, farmhouse sink in the island and stunning new flooring...not to mention dramatic views of the Gulf of Mexico.

The living/dining area also boasts Gulf views from the country farm dining table with its eclectic assortment of mix-and-match dining chairs. Bookcases flanking the antique pine fireplace mantel are stocked with an assortment of books and unique collectibles for a warm, comfortable vibe and lots of reading options. The home is decorated with painted furniture, vintage signs, island artwork and repurposed antiques for a truly unique and comfortable ambiance! This cottage is truly one-of-a-kind!

Both cozy bedrooms feature antique furnishings and brand new beds and bedding, and the master -- with a king bed -- offers dramatic Gulf views from the sliding glass doors that open to the front porch.

Outdoors, the front deck affords you a breezy spot to dine outdoors with dramatic views south towards Boca Grande and west towards LGI's spectacular sunsets. Bonefish Bungalow sits out on the beach much farther than its southern neighbors, giving it much more dramatic and unobstructed views!

Bonefish Bungalow sleeps 4 comfortably, is pet-friendly, includes access to a dock slip at Dock 42, includes all linens, beach chairs, beach umbrella and the services of our island concierge who will meet you at the dock and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you.

Service 'extras' such as additional maid service or mid-week concierge service during your stay may be available by prior arrangement. Ask us about boat and jet ski rentals, golf cart rentals, guided fishing trips, sea turtle patrols, seaplane tours, etc. The house is to be occupied by no more than 4 persons without prior approval, and any party falsely representing the number of people in the home will be subject to immediate eviction without refund. In the event authorities order a mandatory evacuation from the island because of a hurricane, you will receive a prorated refund.


• 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. Bonefish has an electric grill so no charcoal is needed.

• All homes come with 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.

• 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 there is a $100 pet fee per pet.

INTERNET: There is no wired internet service on the island. There are a couple options for wifi. Most people just opt to use the mobile hotspots on their smartphones, especially if they have unlimited data or a large data plan. Cell service is excellent and that is the most convenient option...and it seems to work a bit faster. We can provide instructions on hot spotting if you are not familiar. If you do not have a smartphone, we provide a free Verizon jetpack BUT you have to purchase data AND YOU MUST REQUEST IT IN ADVANCE. You can either bring a Verizon card with you OR we can sell you one when we bring over the jetpack. You can buy as much data as you need, but it IS expensive....so we urge guests NOT to plan on using the jetpack for entertainment...no streaming music or videos, etc. It is more than adequate for checking emails, etc. and most people use about 2G of data per week which is $35. 5G is $60 and 10G is $100. (It is sort of like a cruise where you have to pay for the minutes you are on-line.) You just need to let us know in advance so we can make sure we have a fully charged jetpack available for you. If you bring a Verizon card with you, we can show you how to add the data. Or, we can pre-add data prior to your arrival but you have to let us know how much you think you will need. Just keep in mind that it is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland, and anything that uses up a lot of data will increase your costs. (It is especially helpful to remind kids and teenagers who are used to unlimited data!) We usually suggest that people download books and movies to their tablets or e-readers BEFORE coming to the island.

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About Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals

We have lived on the island for 30 years and we started renting our own home many years ago when we traveled. Then our neighbors asked us to handle rentals for them also -- and now we offer vacation rentals in a variety of price ranges and locations on the island...from dramatic beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our homes are painstakingly cared for by their owners...we want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". So relax, kick off your flip flops, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle!

Why Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals chose Placida

This cottage offers some of the most spectacular views on the island...its proximity to the beach can't be beat and from the front porch, you experience the feeling of being on the deck of a boat! It has fewer steps than many of the newer beachfront homes which makes it easier for those with small children or those for whom too many steps are troublesome. The views to the south are unobstructed and you can sit on the front porch and feel like you are on the deck of a ship....it is one of our favorite cottages on the island!

What makes this Bungalow unique

When you stay in the this cottage you are surrounded by unique and interesting pieces of the past....from old Florida postcards to charming antique furniture with the patina of a bygone era. We think this well-loved furniture fits well with the ambiance of Little Gasparilla and enhances your experience on the island


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                          Please note there is not central air; AC is provided via state-of-the-art mini-split AC units in the living area and bedrooms.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Pay per use verizon jetpack available upon request only. Cell service is reliable for hotspotting wifi from your cellular provider. Please see the home description for more info on internet and costs.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 5 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Deck overlooks the Gulf of Mexico
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Brand new electric grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • churches
                                                    • marina

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • photography
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  20 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  rich n.

                                                                  Excellent location, superior well cared for home with delightful modern but old Florida appeal

                                                                  Perfection in every way! LOVED the decor ! Very cozy and clean,well stocked! Cannot wait to return!!

                                                                  Faith D.

                                                                  Location ,location,location!! Absolutely a vacation for the books ! The constant sound of the waves was so magically relaxing !! The attention to detail throughout the house ,kept us in constant smiles! From the water taxi ride to the wonderful concierge and local masseuse, our expierence could not have been better! We cannot wait to return !!! Thank you for all your great efforts in providing this dream bungalow!!!❤️🌴�🐚�🐢�🐟�

                                                                  Great place

                                                                  Diana S.

                                                                  Loved every minute

                                                                  Private paradise

                                                                  Elizabeth W.

                                                                  We had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for a romantic getaway. We loved eating meals on the porch, watching the ocean and enjoyed relaxing on the outdoor sofa. It seemed like we were the only people on the island. We would definitely recommend bonefish bungalow for anyone looking for a relaxing, private paradise!


                                                                  Barbara C.

                                                                  The home is adorable clean and comfortable and couldnt be closer to the water. Anyone would love this home!

                                                                  Perfect getaway

                                                                  Rebecca Z.

                                                                  This house is amazing. It's the perfect size, and it is wonderfully decorated. The owners are collectors and you never really run out of stuff to look at... speaking of stuff to look at - the view!!! It's gorgeous, and the waves put you right to sleep. I wish I could live here!


                                                                  Placida, FL, USA

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  At least two members of any group must be age 25 or older; sorry but we cannot rent to college students during Spring Break. Holiday surcharges are applied for reservations for Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Christmas/New Years timeframes. Guests responsible for mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pets permitted with $100 pet fee per pet applied. Please note that the cleaning rate will be increased for rentals of 14 nights or more.

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