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One-of-a-Kind, Gulf-To-Bay Property, Beachfront and Bayfront: "Island Paradise"

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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!

This stunning property combines the best of both worlds on Little Gasparilla....the thrill of beachfront living with the convenience and great fishing that your own private dock on the bay affords you. This unique gulf-to-bay property offers a truly one-of-a kind vacation experience. From the white sandy beach on the bay side of the island, with views of Bird Key and the Boca Grande Bridge to the pristine beach on the Gulf of Mexico, this property gives you as much beach as you could possibly want. Your private dock offers plenty of room to dock two to three boats. And the fishing off the dock is quite simply spectacular. The owners also include the use of three kayaks to explore the bay. Please note that this home is not on the island pathways and therefore is NOT ACCESSIBLE BY GOLF CART.

The property affords a large yard and so much privacy that you and your family can spread out and enjoy the naturally landscaped grounds.

The house offers views of the bay from the screened porch and views of the gulf from the living room....again, the best of both worlds! The open concept kitchen/living/dining area is casual and comfortable and decorated in beachy vintage bamboo furniture. The master bedroom features a king size bed and views of the ocean...the second bedroom has three twins.

A separate downstairs bonus room is also available if you need extra room or anticipate extra guests...the bonus room has an extra bathroom, extra kitchen, two twins and a queen size sofa sleeper. It also has an additional flatscreen TV.

There is a natural sandy pathway leading to the beach which is rich with shells and shark's teeth, an abundance of shorebirds, natural tide pools and gentle waves. Little Gasparilla's beaches are among the most beautiful in Florida and are never crowded. Shelling at the south end of the island is always rewarding, especially if you head out immediately after your morning coffee!

This unique property offers a taste of old Florida in a beautiful, natural setting....the beach the way it used to be before seawalls and highrises became the norm. Bring your family to this "Island Paradise" and enjoy the best of both worlds in this beach to bay setting!


• 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.

• 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.

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

• 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:
January 18, 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 in a variety of price ranges and locations on the island...from dramatic beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our vacation rental homes are painstakingly cared for...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

We love the location of this home....with its sandy beach on the bay and the gulf beach out in front. The home is cozy and comfortable, with great views from both porches, and tons of privacy. The fishing is excellent off the dock which is an added benefit and -- another secret -- the shelling is always best at the south end of the island and this house is just steps away from the best shelling on the island!


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs "bonus" room has another bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , single and a bunkbed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Downstairs bonus room has a bunkbed and queen sleeper
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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One-of-a-Kind, Gulf-To-Bay Property, Beachfront and Bayfront: "Island Paradise"
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  • 5 of 5

A great place to be healed.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Mind....old Florida

  • 4 of 5

Old Florida.... not many places still left like this.....

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and enjoyable experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the house. The kitchen was well stocked and the house was nice and clean. The extra outdoor amenities made the stay more enjoyable. easy access to both the beach and the dock. Nice quiet area, perfect for relaxation.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

Great get away spot with both gulf beach and bayside enjoyment. Very enjoyably quiet with serene sunsets. We'd definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

It was just my husband and I and we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxation. We played a nice game of risk. :-) It was nice seeing the water from both balconies and the nice, large front porch was nice to chillax on. The taxi guy was a little gruff (pirate's taxi)...but that is not the houses fault. :-)

Great time. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our family

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property and plan on returning annually if not more often. It is on the more isolated side of the island which is exactly what we were looking for. My husband spent his days fishing and my girls spent their days playing in the sand and looking for the dolphins that can be seen all day long around the docks. We loved it so much we extended our stay! We look forward to coming back to paradise soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.