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Unique and Charming Getaway: Hot Tub, Lots of Privacy, Perfect for Couples!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

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!

Named the "Coquina Roundup" after the owner's rodeo heritage, this charming treehouse combines the best of the beach lifestyle with the ambiance of a cabin in the woods. Located just a few short steps from the beach, this cottage is sits on a lushly landscaped lot with lots of privacy. Inside, the home is crafted with an attention to detail that adds to the charm and comfort. The inside of the home is finished in warm knotty pine paneling with hardwood floors. Soaring high ceilings add a sense of drama and spaciousness. A screened porch runs the full length of the house, with comfortable seating, relaxing hammock chairs and a hot tub. The porch is screened so you can see outdoors... yet you have lots of privacy!

Upstairs, a cozy loft features a dramatic antique Victorian bed, a sunny outdoor porch overlooking the pines and sea grapes plus a second bathroom for added convenience.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need to cook your favorite beach meal -- including all utensils, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and a dishwasher. There is also a gas grill if you prefer to cook outdoors.

The home is pet-friendly; small dogs are welcome. The yard is fenced. Beach chairs and an umbrella are also provided and the beach is less than a one-minute stroll down a sandy pathway. The owners also provide a 14 ft tandem kayak which is perfect for exploring the mangroves, fishing in the bay or cruising with the dolphins and manatees up the sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico.


• 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 where the island concierge will meet you and help transport luggage and groceries to the house.

• All homes come with a grill. This home has a gas grill.

• 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 carts are fun to go exploring and you can rent them on the island from LGI Carts: 941-697-3820.

• 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 most homes charge a pet fee.

More Details

Property Manager
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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 through our small family business Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals. We offer cottages in a variety of price ranges and locations on the striking beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our homes are painstakingly cared for, we try to keep them well-stocked, and we try to give each of our homes very personal want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". We love the island and want you to have the best experience possible so you will love it as much as we do. So relax, kick off your flip flops, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle!


Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The sleeping loft accommodates 2.
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
This cottage is the perfect couple's retreat....cozy and private, close to the beach, serene and welcoming, perfect for a relaxing beach getaway. We MAY be able to accommodate one additional guest or a small child, but please be aware this home is best suited for one couple only.


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Unique and Charming Getaway: Hot Tub, Lots of Privacy, Perfect for Couples!
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Ultimate honeymoon cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time celebrating our honeymoon in this beautiful island cottage. From the moment we stepped into the house and were welcomed with a plate of fresh chocolate strawberries to the very last day when received extra wrap packing paper to take home our mementos. Owners and agents really pay attention to every single detail to ensure perfect stay. Cottage is ideal for two people and close to the beach (walk takes less then 2 minutes), but far enough that you are wrapped in silence when spring storms rage along the shore. We brought many supplies with us, but cottage has all you need: to make a gourmet dinner, spend many fun hours on the beach, watch a good movie or stargaze. Hot tub was a great alternative during couple of colder days when swimming in the Gulf was out of the question. Island garbage pick-up makes stay even more enjoyable. We loved every minute in the cottage and on the island - will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage...and especially glad that your honeymoon turned out to be a magic experience! Nothing makes us happier than to hear that the cottage lived up to your expectations!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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. Small 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. Owners prefer to limit stays to no more than two weeks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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