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Redfish Retreat: Private Dock and Beach, Golf Cart and Jon Boat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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 newly built island home is situated on Little Gasparilla Island which is one island north of Boca Grande. Little Gasparilla Island is a "boat access only" barrier island, 10 minutes from the mainland with no high-rise or commercial development. This home is perfect for two couples or a family. Each couple has their own master suite, with lots of privacy, their own bathroom and access to the sundeck for sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico!

This double master suite home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and an open floor plan with a wrap around balcony. Each bedroom upstairs features a king size bed, its own flatscreen TV and a private bathroom. Downstairs, a third bedroom has a twin bed with a trundle and the living area has an additional sofa bed for extra guests. A third full bath is located on the main floor.

The home boasts all first class finishes and features travertine floors, upgraded granite throughout, luxury wood custom cabinetry, high end fixtures/ceiling fans and views from the spacious top sundeck of island sunsets and the Gulf of Mexico. This island retreat includes a deep water dock with power and water for any size vessel. It features a large screened in patio, downstairs outdoor shower, golf cart garage with ample storage, fish cleaning station and 2 extra capacity filtered cisterns. This unique island community property includes a ‘gulf to bay’ access for renters with private beach access spanning the entire width of the island. This exclusive island with white sandy beaches is never crowded and is known for its flats fishing for redfish, snook & trout. This home is located perfectly for outdoor enthusiasts with Don Pedro Island State Park steps away to the north and world famous Boca Grande tarpon fishing directly to the south.

There is a jon boat available for exploring the mangroves in the bay or the sandbar and you may also rent the home's golf cart during your stay to explore the many sandy pathways that meander up and down the island. The golf cart is not to be driven by anyone under the age of 18. You must request use of the golf cart and the fee will be added to your quote. (Weekend rental $150: Weekly rental $250.) There is also a fire pit which is perfect for roasting hot dogs or making s'mores! Redfish Retreat comes with free use of the aluminum boat and trolling motor that's behind the house. This is great for kids and adults to fish the docks and mangroves behind the house which are loaded with Snook, Southern Sheeps Head, Red Fish and many more species of fish."

The private dock is shared with others in the community, so only one boat per home is allowed.

More Details

Property Manager
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 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 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 island...from 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 a very personal touch...we 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!

Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals purchased this house in 2016

Why Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals chose Florida South West

The owner of this property chose it because of its great location close to both the bay and the beach. The property is spacious enough to accommodate friends and family and the home is well maintained and in perfect condition, ready to enjoy everything that Little Gasparilla can fish off the dock early in the morning, and then head to the beach in the afternoon. Everything is just a short stroll away!


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each master features a combination tub/shower. The downstairs bath has an additional shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin plus trundle
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Redfish Retreat: Private Dock and Beach, Golf Cart and Jon Boat
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The property reflected what was promised. It was clean, quaint, with modern amenities and big enough for everyone. It was in a great location, easy access to the dock and the beach. Loved the grill.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with several of my friends and we had an amazing time! It is quiet and secluded making it perfect for a relaxed beach trip. The beach was just a quick walk away, and very private. The water and the beach itself was absolutely gorgeous. We had a great time riding around in the golf cart and hanging out at the house and beach. The rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable. The house accommodated all of us very comfortably and was perfect for our trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

This is a true island getaway. It is old Florida, nothing fancy but you have the best of both worlds with the intercoastal on one side and the beach on the other.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

What a great little piece of tropical heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and kids were looking for someplace to get away for spring break and instead of going the same ol same ol (Destin, Panama City, Carnival Cruise, etc), we opted for something little farther South. If your looking for someplace quiet, and found it. The accommodations are amazing. Everything you need, minus the food. Boat drops you right at the private dock. I highly recommend the golf cart. The boat is a great addition for some fishing and the sunsets are amazing! Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Very quiet. Beautiful beach

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the red fish retreat. Everything was as advertised and we would like to come back. The only thing that was slightly dissapointing was that the paddle boat had a broken rudder and the trolling motor quit on the other boat while we were there. If we come again it would be nice to have kayaks or an operating boat.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry you encountered problems with the boats. If you had let us know during your stay, we would have sent someone up right away to try to address the issue. Our handyman is pretty good with boats! He did go up once we discovered the problem and try to address the rudder issue and repair the steering mechanism on the paddle boat but it needs a replacement part....which is not easy to come by on a barrier island!
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Fort Lauderdale, Fl

5 star getaway

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, state of the art and family memories to last a lifetime

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Placida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Golf Cart (4-7 nights) $250
Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

We reserve the right to restrict bookings of 2-4 nights to non-peak season. Holiday surcharge of $500; $300 reservation/security deposit required upon booking to hold date. 30-day cancellation notice required for stays of 1 week; 60-day cancellation for 2 weeks or more. Guests responsible for mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pet fee of $100/pet may be assessed depending on size/breed.

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.
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