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Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Placida - GULF FRONT 3/2 cottage

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, with sleeping den ---GULFFRONT (Sleeps 6)

WATCH 'LITTLE GASPARILA BEACH SHAK' ON YOU TUBE Beachviews from every window including both baths! This gulf front beach cottage has a balcony the width of the home.(overhanging the gulf of Mexico, fish from it or enjoy the abundant bird, sea, and beach life).Gasparilla utilities fresh water supply at cottage!

Many sitting areas with your choice of rocker chairs, large L shaped couch, rattan couch, rattan chase lounge and chairs, alfresco table on the lanai.

Beach level shower and toilet for convenient beach enjoyment, you will find many floats, tot toys, beach toys/blankets, skim boards, fishing poles, shell shovels and nets. When you have had enough sun but don't want to leave the beach--simply move under the cottage to the cool breezy shade provided, staying to enjoy the sounds and sights of the beach.

Rent a golf cart for fun exploration of 7 mile island. Go approx 400ft to the bayside of island and fish or net from our semi-private dock. You may also rent a boat or charter a fishing or sight seeing boat. Visit our Islands private library.

Beautiful PUBLIX grocery and bakery 1 mile from marina. Water taxi runs daily 8am-6pm make reservation.(after hours ferry avail)

Keywords: gulf front beach cottage

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

jeff or julie
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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About jeff or julie

family cottage

built 1967

jeff or julie purchased this house in 2002

Why jeff or julie chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast


What makes this house unique



based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Beach Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
average rating of 4.464286 based on 28 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. We saw Manta Rays, Manatees, lots of dolphins right in front of our deck! We caught snook from the deck. The kids enjoyed looking for shells, snorkeling, and swimming. We all came back with a tan. Be aware of the sand fleas, though. They ate my husband and oldest daughter up!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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My favorite place on earth

  • 5 of 5

This house is my favorite spot on the island as well as my favorite place on earth! I have caught snook from the balcony and spent hours in the shade under the house swinging in my hammock just above the crashing waves. No other house on the island offers such up close and personal views of sunrises and sunsets as it's front end sits in the tide. I have taken breathtaking pictures and stargazed from the balcony and created unforgettable memories inside and out with my friends and family that will last a lifetime. This home offers an experience I think everyone ought to have at least once in their life.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

The constant sound of the waves and ocean view put me into the most relaxed mode that I can remember. Sitting on the balcony overlooking the gulf and watching the sun set the Dolphins swim was absolutely breathtaking and more than I ever expected. I love the " rustic " feel of this place. There is no place like it. I will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the holidays in this delightful paradise. Jeff and Julie were an absolute delight to deal with! We will definitely return to spend more time on Little Gasprilla Island❤️

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WE LOVE this place - Location location location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is everything + more. We took a long weekend to head into Gasparilla Island and had a weekend of heavenly fun. The house is so cool. It is the perfect place to relax, rewind, and retreat for a vaca. Things to keep in mind if you are new to the island; it is remote so you have to bring any food or items you need for your stay, unless you have a boat - getting on and off the island requires a taxi (Emmitt's service is great though), and you want to prep for the bugs - specifically the 'noseeums' because bug spray wont keep them away, but they make special spray for it so just bring that.

We saw dolphins and watched the tide from this amazing deck. The house is the coolest on the island because it is literally in the ocean. Whenever we spoke to any of the wonderful people on the island they knew of this place because of how unique it is. If you want to stay in a place you will never forget then rent here. Plus Tobey and Julie are great folks to work with. They really care about their property and the people that enjoy staying in it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Not only is this location amazing as it's literally on the water, the home itself is very quaint and inviting. The home is large enough so everyone has space and the beds are super comfortable. We saw dolphins swimming very close to us and met island locals who couldn't be nicer. The water taxi was easy to set up and the walk from it to the house is minimal. This house is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the company of good friends and natures beauty.

We had an amazing time and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
pirates water taxi
Car: recommended

gulf front


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Placida, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 1 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

clean fee £111 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 12.0%

cleaning 135.00
tax 12%
check-in 3pm checkout 1130am
49 insurance security deposit
cancel 60days plus 100% refund 30 days or less 0 refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Placida in the Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 one on beach level one on living level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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