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'She Sells Seashells' Gulf View / Golf Cart/ Free Ferry

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

A 5 minute free ferry ride and instantly, you are away from it all.

No cars, no stores, just absolute paradise!

Watch the sunset right from the screened in porch.

Little Gasparilla Island is a barrier island only accessible by boat. The island has 7 miles of 'Old Florida Beaches'. You truly feel like you are on a private island. The island offers some of the best fishing. You can fish from the dock or the beach. The shelling is incredible. You can find shark teeth and sand dollars. Wildlife is all around you. There are dolphins, manatee, gopher turtles, blue heron and pelicans.

Our home has a King bed downstairs in the master bedroom and 2 queens in the second bedroom upstairs. All of our beds have comfortable memory foam toppers.

A golf cart is included to explore the sandy paths on the island. There are beach chairs, beach toys, beach umbrella and a handy beach cart.

Down on the deck is a table with chairs and a charcoal grill. An outdoor shower is downstairs, which is so refreshing after a day at the beach.

WIFI is provided by Hideaway Bay Beach Club. There are 3 flat screen televisions with satellite TV/HD/ DVR. There is a 47 inch flat screen TV in the living room on a convenient telescoping swivel mount. The upstairs bedroom has X BOX 360 with an assortment of games.

For added enjoyment is a movie collection and DVD player. There are also plenty of board games.

Phone service is available for local calls. Included are all linens, beach towels, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, coffee pot, toaster, crockpot, iron, ironing board, washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, blender, and central AC.

The ferry is free for guests and runs every 2-3 hours depending on the day of the week. There is free gated parking on the mainland. Also included is the use of the heated community pool. You can even bring your own boat and dock it right at the community dock. There are 33 dock slips on a first come first serve basis. If you choose, you can use the community grill and smoker.

A short drive from the mainland there are several restaurants to choose from and grocery stores. There are boat rentals at local marinas. You can even have a pizza delivered to the ferry on the mainland!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

Why Christine chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We have always wanted a vacation home. We stumbled upon Little Gasparilla Island on the internet and loved the concept of this barrier island with no cars. We fell in love the first time we visited the island. It truly is paradise. The sunsets are amazing. The beach is uncrowded and peaceful. It is the perfect place for us to gather as a family and decompress. Every time we leave the island our family bond is closer.

What makes this townhome unique

Barrier Island, Golf cart community, free ferry service


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in the Placida in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located upstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Memory foam bed topper
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Memory foam bed toppers
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Little Gasparilla is a unique island vacation to be remembered. Come enjoy 'Old Florida.'


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

'She Sells Seashells' Gulf View / Golf Cart/ Free Ferry
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

A simple and relaxing vacation on our favorite island

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on island before in rental houses and love it, but found the fee for the water taxi pretty expensive. It was great to stay at Hideaway Bay where the ferry ran frequently with friendly drivers and no fee. This condo was perfect for a small family (we shared the room upstairs) and our in-laws (they used the King bedroom downstairs). The upstairs bedroom was surprisingly roomy and spacious with a nice cross-breeze, though we did appreciate the air conditioning when the temperature and humidity went up. The unit is not huge, but you don't need a huge unit when there is so much to do outdoors; we appreciated having the choice between the pool and the ocean - kept the kids entertained and the adults happy. Christine was easy to work with and always followed up. This island is one of our favorite places in the world, and this condo made our vacation simple and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! What an incredible spot! The condo is immaculately clean and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing week at this condo on LGI. The sunsets were breathtaking, the ocean was so warm and the our kids loved the pool too. The ferry rides were fun and a great way to chat with others and get tips about the island. The kids loved walking to the southern tip of the island and seeing dolphins, gathering sharks teeth, fists full of sand dollars and lots of shells. It was so fantastic to have lots of beach chairs, boogie boards and beach umbrella to use and the wagon to drag it all to the beach. Had a blast exploring the island in the golf cart. Really can't say enough good things about this place. We didn't want to come home! Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you made memories to last a lifetime. One of my favorite things to do is to walk to the point. It is so peaceful. Of course I like to treasure hunt for seashells along the way too.
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Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 4th year staying on the island, Christine's place is tastefully decorated, yet homey and comfortable. The view of the sunsets from the porch were impressive. Beds were very comfortable, slept soundly every night. The shelling is great on LGI, up at dawn to hunt the beach, back home to make a picnic lunch for the beach, stay out all day swimming and watching the waves. Back home

In for dinner then back to the beach for sunset and a glorious array of stars. Snuggle in to your comfy bed, and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Rinse, repeat x 7 days equals a great vacation. Christine was available for questions if necessary, a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you have the right idea of how to spend a week on LGI!
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Pesotum, Illinois

Terrific condo and view

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Christine's, She Sells Seashells for several winters. She is constantly making updates to make ones stay more pleasant. If any problems arise, she is very quick to respond and follows through tell resolved. We have had the pleasure of meeting her. She is very considerate and wants to see that you enjoy your stay in her lovely and well equipped condo.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy for your kind review. It truly was a pleasure to meet you this last winter. I know you appreciate all of the updates each time you come. Thank you for treating my home away from home as your own.
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Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The property was i excellent condition and well equipped. The decor is beach house all the way and has a real island feel. enjoyed our stay and will stay there again. Love the island.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Don for appreciating all of the efforts I put into decorating. My goal was to walk in and feel beachy ! Come back soon!
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Seymour, Indiana

Very nice condo, loved island.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the island to beautiful weather and liked the condo, it look very nice decorated in beach decor. The second week we where there our son and kids came and they had lots of fun with the kayaks and hang out with us. The kitchen and downstairs area had everything we needed to fix our meals there. We found getting to and from the island very easy because of the free boat access and parking on mainland. Will plan more trips in future. Christen was very helpful the whole trip even when there was a power failure on the island.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Gasparilla Island is a barrier island off of Southwest Florida. There are no cars on the island, only sandy paths for golf carts or foot. Come experience paradise!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in the Placida, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £73.44 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 12.0%

***The new service fee that is listed is a fee that goes to VRBO. If you wish to avoid that additional fee, please contact me with alternative payment methods.***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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