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Flamingo Treehouse: FREE GOLF CART with weekly rental, pet friendly, privacy!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, two bath just steps to the beach!

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!

The Flamingo Treehouse is just steps from the dock for great fishing and convenient access to your boat. You even have glimpses of the bay from the kitchen and dining area. The house has views of foliage from every room in the house. It is surrounded by palms, sea grapes and privacy and the screened porch is surrounded by seagrapes and a huge fig tree that provides cooling shade in the summer months.

The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for your beach vacation. There are two bedrooms, one with a king bed and an en suite bathroom and another with two comfortable twins. One bathroom has a shower and two sinks and the other has a tub/shower combination. The washer and dryer are also in the bathroom for lots of convenience.

This cottage comes with a free golf cart for rentals of one week or more so you can explore the island or drive to the beach with your beach chairs and umbrella. (The beach is just two minutes from the house.) For rentals of less than a week, the golf cart is available for rental for just $100. (Please note that the free golf cart is offered as a courtesy only; if the cart breaks or stops working during your stay, the owners are under no obligation to provide a replacement cart. If you rent the cart, the owners will refund your $100 rental fee, however.)

Flamingo Treehouse offers a gas grill for your BBQ needs and a large porch for outdoor dining on balmy summer evenings. The porch is decorated with vintage bamboo furniture for that tropical ambiance. The cottage also comes with a free dock slip for your boat and we will provide information on boat rentals if you wish to rent a boat during your stay. You can also rent kayaks or paddle boards during your stay and have them delivered right to the dock.


• 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 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

• This house does not have wi-fi. There is no wired internet on the island, but many people find the mobile hotspots on their smartphones are more than adequate. (There is excellent cell service on the island.) If wi-fi is mandatory, let us know and we MAY be able to provide a mobile hotspot with pay as you go data during your stay.

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 18, 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 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 Florida South West

This property is situated very close to the bay which makes it very easy to transport luggage and groceries, and it is easy to go back and forth to the dock. The lovely large strangler fig adds to the tropical charm of the lot and keeps the house cool during the summer months. The breezy front porch is a lovely spot for dining.


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge


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Flamingo Treehouse: FREE GOLF CART with weekly rental, pet friendly, privacy!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Decent house, management company needs serious work

  • 3 of 5

The house was decent, but there was a very strong smell of mothballs that we couldn't get rid of. Unlike what the description said, there were very little condiments (only syrup and mustard) so we had to make a trip back to the mainland to buy some. The house is still full of someone's possessions and clothes, which seemed a bit odd, but not a big deal. It is super close to the dock and maybe 150 yards from the beach. One bonus is that the Directv had all the pay channels, though we only used it a little at night.

As for the management company, the concierge did not meet us as promised, but did leave his golf cart at the dock. The Guest Services Manager was also very slow to respond to questions, and apparently did not bother to read the e-mails as she didn't answer some questions I asked several times. There is a key rack with about 35 keys on it, and we were given no guidance so we had to try a bunch until we finally found the house key and the golf cart key. They really could have organized things much better, had accurate details about the house expectations and communicated much better.

All that being said, the island is absolutley gorgeous and we loved it. My sister stayed at a different house and had a much better experience. We will definitely be going back to LGI, but will stay at a different house that is managed by someone else.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you had a disappointing experience. Let me address some of your issues. We do not promise that the house will be stocked with food for you...we actually note in our letters that you should bring anything that you cannot live without because we cannot guarantee at any time what will or will not be in the home....we only say that we often leave condiments from previous guests in the refrigerator. I am sorry that there was a misunderstanding on this issue. I am also sorry about your problems with keys. Your arrival letter clearly states that the golf cart key is left in the golf cart for you and the house key is left in the lock box. The keys in the house are all just extra keys. However, I am very sorry that our concierge and guest services manager were not responsive. Our concierge often has 3 or 4 people to meet at the same time on busy Saturdays and since this house is only a few yards from the dock, he may have determined that others with several hundred yards to walk needed his services more immediately. He always does come back to see if you need help though. We have since hired a back-up concierge and we also have a new Guest Services Manager. So hopefully these issues will be resolved for future guests. Please note, however, that we do not stock our rentals with food and you should always plan to bring what you need with you since there are no stores on the island!
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Everything we could possibly need to enjoy a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Flamingo Tree House was fabulous! Honestly, it was a pretty last-minute booking, so I was just happy to have gotten something during the busy Spring Break season. Tracy & Laurie Gaines were SO helpful, as I had a bunch of questions. They responded quickly and happily. I have had the pleasure of spending vacations in some pretty luxurious accommodations. Flamingo Treehouse was a humble and modest little place, but literally, it had everything we could possibly need. The kitchen was well stocked with pots & pans and utensils. Bring your own herbs & spices. We left some S&P there, as there wasn't any at all. Initially, I was a bit disappointed that I was not able to get a place right on the water. As it turned out, I loved the location of the Flamingo. Super short walk to either the beach or the dock. I enjoyed hanging in both locations. Lots of walks, shelling, hanging on the beach. But then I loved the dock - completely different experience. We spent a bunch of time on the dock watching some dolphins fish & play, also lots of different birds on that side. It was hot while we were there. In the heat of the day, I would come back and hang on the awesome SHADED and screened porch. There was always a nice breeze. Spent the mornings out there with coffee and a good book. It is shaded, cool, in the trees. There was an osprey nest that I could see right from the porch! I did not think I would care much about the golf cart, but we actually enjoyed having it. We got in the habit of going for an evening cruise - fixed a tropical drink and took a little ride. Often we would pull off to watch the sunset. All in all, we had a fabulous time, and would recommend Flamingo Treehouse. I think it is a great value! I would book it again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, clean and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to LGI before, but I grew up hearing how wonderful it is. So finally, in my 50's we made the trip and how I wish I hadn't waited so long! This rental house was just right for the four of us. It was immaculate when we arrived, well stocked with paper products and very cozy. The kitchen was supplied with all necessities and then some. The beds were very comfortable and the water pressure was wonderful with lots of hot water. The screened lanai is huge and a great place to relax and read or eat. This was someone's vacation home and there are still some of their belongings there, so if that puts you off this isn't for you. I found it welcoming and poignant in that someone obviously treasured this home and took good care of it until they were no longer able to visit it anymore due to advanced age. I loved the rustic-ness of the island. Having the golf cart to tool around in was fun, too! Great experience, highly recommend this rental agency and this rental house!

Side note:; Husband did not catch many fish due to cold weather we had during our visit so I didn't bring enough food as I had planned to have fish for dinner at least one night! We called the island Chef, Terri, and she provided us with a fantastic meal of homemade chili, cornbread and cookies! I highly recommend her services should you be short on planned meals, or just for a break from cooking all week!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • 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
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Golf cart $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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