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Flamingo Treehouse: Golf cart voucher, 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 home also provides a $100 golf cart voucher toward the rental of a golf cart from LGI Carts to explore the island during your stay. You use this certificate just like cash and the renter is still responsible for any additional rental fees, security deposit and any damage fees. The voucher cannot be redeemed for cash should the guest elect not to rent a golf cart or if LGI carts has no availability. Please make golf cart reservations early!

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 there is a $100 pet fee per pet

• 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
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 an hour
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 -- 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 Placida

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: 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
  • 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: Golf cart voucher, pet friendly, privacy!
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time on & off the island. The dockage for our boat was nice and we had fun exploring the area. Our golf cart was not drivable; but a remedy was quick & much appreciated. The Flamingo Treehouse was just right for our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 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: March 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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning fee $125 + 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.