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Santana Family Beach Front Unit

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday townhome in Placida - Hideaway Bay Beach Club

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Little gasparilla is a bridgeless barrier island with seven miles of secluded white sand and shell laden-beaches only minutes from Marinas. It's geographically located on Florida's west coast forty miles north of Ft. Myer's and same distance south from Sarasota. This Gulf front two-story townhomes overlooks the Gulf of Mexico with multiple dockage on the Intracoastal waterway.

Our unit H-3 is well equipped with all the conveniences to make you feel at home. Watch sunsets from your front porch, enjoy the serenity of no traffic on the island, only means of transportation is by golf carts. The Hideaway Bay Beach Club on Little Gasparilla is accessible by the Hideaway's ferry service or your own boat. We have twenty-six free boat slips (21-1/2 feet max in length) on a first come, first served basis. Charter fishing is available at the Marinas nearby. Unit H-3 offers breath taking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Unwind on our beaches, get away from the fast paced 9 to 5 and discover serenity.

Keywords: Santana's Sunsets, Santana's Getaway, Hideaway Bay Beach Club, Little Gasparilla Island

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

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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About The Owner

My wife and I were looking to purchase a beach house and used the services of a local Realtor, one day I received a phone call and the lady Realtor started explaining about this island, that requires a ferry-boat service to get there, at first, it reminded me of a 'Gilligan's Island' type, not what we were looking for, but the explanations I was given caught my imagination and we agreed to visit, upon arriving on the ferry-boat, we both fell in love and purchased one unit, year and half later we purchased a second unit and we have been in love ever since with our little paradise getaway.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 1999

Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Ocean access and short distances of walking. A getaway location your own gated community, the surrounding gate is the ocean waters, no traffic, tranquility, a true paradise!

What makes this townhome unique

Serenity and peaceful environment of this getaway is one of a kind. The beaches are second to none and the unit spacing is enough to make it a pleasant stay, no matter how long you plan to stay.


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Santana Family Beach Front Unit
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Dependable and Predictable

  • 5 of 5

When you stay at Santana's Hideaway - there are no surprises.

It is as described and the Owner - Orlando is super punctual in returning calls and preparing your way for a relaxing time on the Island. Orlando checks in with his guests throughout the whole experience. This would especially be helpful to first time renters on L.G.I.

Now he has a New Golf Cart that can be optionally rented during your stay.

His Condo is clean, comfortable and adequately equipped. It's hard to say what's more impressive ? The Condo or Orlando ?

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dennis, coming from an LGI veteran vacationer such as yourself, I take that as a great compliment. Hope to see you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Came here in March of 2016 with my two young children and husband. The condo was wonderful- it was super clean and had everything we needed- it was great that we did not need to bring towels, beach toys, etc... The location cannot be beat. The H building is close to the gulf so it was an easy walk down to the beach every morning. We loved looking for shells and playing in the sand and surf. My kids enjoyed the pool and swam there every day too. The beach was great- not crowded at all and we saw dolphins swimming off the shore almost everyday at sunrise or sunset. We also spotted a ton of lizards, birds (there was an osprey nest right near the condo building) and even a tortoise. So amazing! On the mainland there is a Publix nearby and a several restaurants within driving distance. We had a great dinner at the Stump Pass Grill which is a tiki bar at the Stump Pass Marina. It was wonderful to eat casual food outside and enjoy the weather.

We would come here again in a heartbeat (and will definitely plan a return trip!). Orlando was great- he called to make sure we had everything and even helped us arrange for a ferry ride over to the mainland on the day we left when we needed to return before the condo ferry started running. Great place- we highly recommend it!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review Jessica, you guys were wonderful to work with, hope to have you back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our first time stay on LGI!!! We will be back! Mr Santana was so easy to work with and very helpful with all our many questions! The property is a perfect location, so close to the beach. We even got to meet him and his lovely wife as they got off the ferry and we got on! He checked on us numerous times to make sure everything was fine and it was perfect. Renting the golf cart was a must for us and the outdoor sitting areas were so nice! Thanks so much for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review Christy, your family is always welcomed back. Glad that you had a great time and hope to see you again soon.
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The property overall if very nice and accommodates 4 people well.

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience was great. I would highly recommend going here. There is a brand new golf cart to use which was great. There is plenty of kitchen utensils, bedding and the beds were very nice. The unit was clean and Orlando is very helpful and thoughtful with his guests. The beach is great to sit and sun tan, fish or just visit with friends. He could put 2 more comfortable chairs in the first floor TV area. We can not wait to get back to the unit in 2017.


  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate your comments Michael, however, where will I be able to fit two more chairs in the living room? You would be tripping over them if I were to add them. We are planning on changing the kitchen counter-top in order to eliminate the kitchen table and add a top that will expand to accommodate four persons thereby creating more living room space, thenn we can add more chairs!
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Larry McCorkle

  • 5 of 5

My family has lots of experience at Hideaway Bay Beach. Orlando Santana's H-3 unit has everything you need. Just bring your food and drink. Orlando is also easily accessible as I found out regarding some question I had about location of keys. He answered immediately and checked back a couple days later to make sure everything was still running smoothly. One thing I really appreciated was the effort he took to ensure his brand new 4-seat golf cart was ready for our 10 day stay. He literally was working on preparing it the day before we showed up. I hope our family can return to Orlando's place in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Larry for the nice comments and review, your family is always welcome in our home away from home at the island. Orlando
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Huntingburg, IN

Little Paradise Island

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place for a relaxed family vacation. Owners very helpful in giving complete instructions as well as having condo full of everything u need. Loved the ferry experience and golf carting around the island. (get the golf cart for the week - u won't regret it) It's a tropical paradise. Not many people on the island - made very relaxing days and nights.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we really appreciate it. Hope you took plenty of pictures to show friends & family, hope to see you soon. Orlando Santana. owner Unit H-3.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sarasota or Ft. Myers are both
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Grocery Store
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several nearby
Nearest Motorway
S.R. 775
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Several nearby within
Car: necessary

Boca Grande Pass is world famous for Tarpon Fishing and we have free boat slips on a first come, first served basis. Restricted to boats maximum size 21 feet long.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Snow birds special
30 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £65
Departure Cleaning Fee £70 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A renter's/guests and a liability release forms are mailed to the mailing address you provide, these forms require completion and acceptance by the head of the household and must be mailed back to the unit owner. Caution, a copy of the renter's/guest form needs to be brought at the ferry boarding time, captain's will request visual before allowing your boarding. Please include your mailing address when inquiring on a rental.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in the Placida in the Florida

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 995 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) on Master bedroom downstairs., upstairs bedroom has 1 Queen size bed, and 2 single beds, Baby Cribs (1) Portable Play Pen inside lower bedroom closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We are in remodeling mode and the sofa bed will be replaced by a regular sofa soon (04/26/13), Bunk Beds (1) Folding bed inside upstairs closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a getaway location, no stress, no traffic, no noise simply what we all look forward to at least once a year. Bring your cell phone for emergencies only, as you may want to get away from it all.

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