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Pelican Place: Snowbird Rates for Monthly Rentals! Beautiful New Vacation Home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath with modern kitchen close to the beach and bay

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 elegant, newer beach home is one of the newest, most beautifully maintained and best outfitted on the island. Enjoy free kayaks and paddle boards! Everything you need for a fun-filled stay on Little Gasparilla. A large living/dining area with a oversized dining table and high ceilings looks out to the wide porch with its gas grill, comfortable seating area and porch swing. The kitchen is fully equipped with every appliance you could need to cook a gourmet meal. There is a fully stocked pantry and because the owners use the house frequently themselves, the pantry is well stocked...unlike some nearly empty rental units on the island. The washer-dryer is just off the kitchen.

There are three bedrooms....the master features a king bed with an en suite bathroom, bedroom 2 features a queen bed and the third bedroom has a full bed.

Downstairs, a full deck offers an outdoor shower, a large porch swing, two seating areas, a fire pit for outdoor barbecues or s'mores and a large storage area full of beach toys...everything from floats and rafts to snorkels, paddle boards, fishing gear and tackle. This home is so well equipped you need only bring your groceries and your flip flops to begin to enjoy your fun-filled Little Gasparilla vacation!


• 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. 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 they are fun to go exploring. You may rent a golf cart 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.

• Only small pets (under 20 lb) allowed in this home. The beach is dog-friendly but dogs must be under your control, non-aggressive. We must know in advance if you plan to bring a pet and a fee of $100 will be applied to your quote.

• If you have requested use of a mobile hotspot, keep in mind this is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland. There is no unlimited data and wi-fi is NOT for entertainment. No Netflix, no skyping, no streaming music, no downloading videos, etc. Many people find the mobile hotspots on their smartphones are better alternatives.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2017

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 -- and now we offer several 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, and very comfortable. 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 shoes, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle! "Just bring your groceries, flip flops and a tropical attitude!"™

-Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals-

Why Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals chose Placida

This home is one of the best equipped on the island, it is beautifully maintained and it has lots of toys....kayaks, paddle boards, snorkels and fishing gear. It has a large, beautiful kitchen and a spacious living area and is one of the most modern and beautifully decorated homes on the island. We also love the downstairs outdoor shower!


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Pelican Place: Snowbird Rates for Monthly Rentals! Beautiful New Vacation Home!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great stay on Little Gasparilla

  • 5 of 5

The house is in great condition and very well stocked. We had a great time and got rich on sand dollars at the beach. My only constructive feedback is that wireless internet access and including a golf cart would be greatly appreciated. I highly recommend Pelican Place!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at this house. Perfect location by dock and beach. Gorgeous new home with all of the provisions brought in by boat. Wonderful veranda with beautiful breezes from the gulf.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed house - has everything you'd ever want in a vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice, comfortable house - great beds, nice sheets, high quality fully equipped kitchen, spices, amazing beach toys and equipment. Literally everything you'd want. Only drawback is that it is not right on the beach. However, we got into the groove of walking on our little sand road to the beach with the nice beach cart provided and it worked out great.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best possible compliment for the Pelican? It was VERY hard to leave...

  • 5 of 5

Brought our two teens down to Florida for a family spring break getaway. This was our second VRBO vacation and a second win, Pelican Place was fabulous. Laurie the manager was fantastic and quick with every question we had. Little Gasparilla itself? No cars, no stores, just the quietest and mellowest place to spend time as a family. Brought books, movies and sunscreen, done. There is a Publix right down the road from the marina, stocked up on grub and refreshments, hopped the friendly 10 minute water taxi and settled in. The house is so new, its just immaculate. Tons of fun water toys and kayaks. Great outdoor shower for rinsing sand and cooling overheated skin. And the beach is everything they say, not crowded, super clean, and more shells than you can shake a stick at. We snorkeled up and down the shore and found pristine sand dollars, small conch shells and just all sorts of beautiful shells.

Kitchen was great, tons of spices and basic staples, which we simply added to with our grocery run. The upper deck is the spot for some games and book lounging, engaged in a marathon game of Stratego while soaking up the clean Florida air.

If you need constant entertainment and "on the go" vacations, this place is not for you. If you want to unwind, get away, read, watch movies, bond as a family, play games, lounge on the beach, sunburn, and cook fun family dinners each night, this IS the place for you. Loved it and would consider returning without hesitation once we rebuild the family vacation fund. With places like this on VRBO we will never stay in a hotel again for vacations.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love little gaspatilla. Anywhere you stay is great. The people who live here are so welcoming and sweet. This house was really lovely, had everything and more. Lots of great toys. We ha a great time. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a rocky start since our stay was supposed to be in October, and the most recent hurricane kept us from going, but Tracy was great, and we were able to reschedule to November. This house was fantastic. The place was clean, and even nicer than the pictures make it look. (Which isn't usually the case) There was plenty of room for 4 adults and 4 kids. Everything you needed to make a great stay was there. We didn't get a chance to try out all of the beach/water equipment, but they have everything from paddle boards and kayaks to fishing poles to kids sand toys.

The house is about a 100 yard walk from the dock and about a 300 yard walk to the beach, so there was no need to worry about renting a golf cart to haul all of your stuff around, Unless you're staying for a month. Make sure to wear bug spray on the beach, as the sand fleas and mosquitoes can have a buffet dinner, but other than that, it was the perfect little weekend family vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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. 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.

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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