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'Paradise Found' - 'Like New' Gulf-View Beach House -Steps From the Water!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Beach Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

'Paradise Found'

'Like New' beautifully decorated STILT home on a private, bridgeless island just a few yards from 7 miles of secluded, unspoiled beaches. Enjoy beautiful views of the gulf and sunsets from two screened lanais .

Sounds of the surfs are endless, yet serene, as you nap or are in for a good nights sleep. It is the paradise you’ve been looking for. The fun and sun - whether you are enjoying the beautiful beaches or some of the best Snook and Tarpon fishing in Florida. Great shelling -Sanibel without the crowds!

Little Gasparilla Island has no roads, only winding sand paths to be explored by foot or golf cart. It is accessible only by boat and just a few minutes from the mainland.

So, come enjoy this beautiful paradise getaway.

Amenities: Accommodations for four adults or two adults and three small children. First bedroom has a full size bed; the second bedroom has two twins. There are ceiling fans in all rooms and lanais. Open kitchen is well equipped with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and dishes/utensils. Other features include gas BBQ grill, all linens, washer & dryer, TV with satellite, DVD, radio/CD player. Supplied by city water system with drinkable tap water.

No Pets Please and No Smoking Inside!

Golf cart rentals available on the Island.

Just bring your food and other personal needs. We have all the comforts of home to make your vacation wonderful.

Activities: Enjoy fishing and collecting shells and sharks teeth along the beach.

'Ghostcrabs' can be seen scurrying along the beaches and loggerhead turtles come up from the gulf during nesting season to lay their eggs. Pelicans and dolphins are abundant in the gulf and bay and you can frequently see manatees in the bay.

Shopping, golf and many fine restaurants are close by on the mainland.

More Details

Patti Workman
Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Patti Workman

I find nothing more relaxing than being near the water, and my home and vacation cottages are all just steps away. Just retired after 31 years in education, I am looking forward to more time in 'Paradise'!

Patti Workman purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Patti Workman chose Placida

About ten years ago we heard of a 'Little Island' that was accessible only by boat. After a little research we found it, made a trip down from NJ and purchased our cottage the next day. We have loved every minute we spend on the Island and enjoy sharing our vacation paradise with others. Many repeat guests are creating family traditions at 'Miss Patti's' cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sitting down and trying to get back in touch with real life after a great week in your quiet corner o the world. Just what we had in mind and made great by your careful, clear instructions and your attention to providing for every day-to-day need at the house. The house was spotless when we got there and everything from the grill to a flashlight (which I forgot) worked, no small thing to produce from a distance.

Thank you. We loved it.

Feb 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Placida in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Also an outside open shower for rinsing off after day on the beach!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Snorkeling/Diving


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

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'Paradise Found' - 'Like New' Gulf-View Beach House -Steps From the Water!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Clean, great location, great value. It was a perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

I loved this rental. It had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. I definitely would like to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodations - just what you need

  • 5 of 5

Just what you need and nothing you don’t. Easy Island Life. Owner is super helpful and experienced and that means no surprises. Clean and well maintained, good appliances, 90 seconds to the beach. Great vacay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing adventure

  • 5 of 5

Little Gasparilla and Paradise Found is just that; Paradise Found. What a beautiful island with amazing scenery, friendly people and seclusion for anyone just wanting to get away, relax, fish, swim, just lounge on the beach or search the shoreline for tons of shells and sharks teeth. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this place. The beaches are prestigious and the island is lush with vegetation. Paradise Found is only steps from the beach and you can even hear the waves from the patios. It’s a very cozy cottage with the luxuries of home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very cute house just steps from beach. Reserve those water taxis in advance if you plan on going out. Lol. Those guys were great and accommodating. Thanks for the use of your house. It was a nice getaway weekend!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The title really says it. The place was absolutely perfect for our family of 4. The kitchen was well equipped, everything was comfortable and neat, and the location could not have been better! I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time at this house. It is 20 paces to the beach so it is a 5 star location for sure. The house is well appointed and tidy. It is a double bed in the master which is the only downfall of this house. but we really like the location so we keep coming back.

If you are looking to unplug and have a quiet getaway I would recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoy this cottage and location - we love repeat guests! I will do a double check when I come down this month, but I have always purchased queen linens for the master bedroom. I'll update the listing and/or the bedroom set if it's not a queen. I did follow-up and it is only a full - I will be looking into replacing with a queen as soon as I can get help to get one onto the Island.
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Enjoy Fishing, and Shelling on the island, Children will love to collect sharks teeth and sand dollars and watch the 'ghost crabs' scurry on the beach, For the fisherman, Little Gasparilla is just north of Gasparilla pass near Boca Grande, the Tarpon 'fishing capital' of the world, Golfing, Boat Charters, and Cruises are available nearby on mainland


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Placida, Florida

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £216.63
Tax Rate 12.0%

$150-$200 per night - $600 minimum for up to 4 nights.
Plus 7% state tax and 5% tourist tax.

Longer rentals available at a discount.
Guests over 25 please or families.

Master Card and Visa Accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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