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2 Complete Levels with private entrances - Available to reserve 1 level or BOTH

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 barthroom, 3 kitchen (1 outdoors) suitable for 1 or 2 families

This is a unique property in that it is two stories with each level being a complete unit. This allows total privacy with access to a community deck with outside kitchen.

Downstairs level has two bedrooms, a bathroom, living/family room, dining area and a full size kitchen.

Upstairs provides two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living/family room, dining area and a full size kitchen.

Both levels are fully furnished and contain everything you would need for a relaxing vacation.

The outside deck and kitchen/grill allow for a spacious spot to gather with friends and family for a delicious meal.

***The upstairs level of this property, accommodating 6 people, can be rented out separately.***

Pirate's Water Taxi 941.697.5777 is the main mode of transportation to and from the island if you do not have a personal watercraft. Normal business hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm. There is a fee of $20 minimum one-way (this covers 2 people and luggage), with each additional person costing $10. The captain will run after hours if previously scheduled at an increased rate. This service runs out of Eldred's Marina where parking is available for $6/night.

More Details

Property Manager
Paris Cousins - Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Paris Cousins - Property Manager

We are 2 upstate New York couples who wanted to vacation as close to a gorgeous beach as we could. This house suits us because it is basically a double house up and down, private but close enough to share meals, play games and relax.

Paris Cousins - Property Manager purchased this house in 2007

Why Paris Cousins - Property Manager chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

It's warm, quiet, comfortable and fun!

What makes this house unique

Beach and bay are only a 5 min walk. Beach is not crowded with lots of shells. The deck and kitchen are great for meals and relaxing with friends and family!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2628 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 full baths; 2 upstairs and 1 downstairs Outdoor Shower!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 sleeper sofa in upstairs living room and 1 futon in downstairs living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are close enough to walk to either the beach on the gulf (laden with shells) or the bay. You will delight in the nature of this island. This is what Florida used to look like in its natural habitat, and you will see osprey, turtles, dolphins, manatee, and maybe even an eagle! The levels may be rented individually for smaller parties. Long-term Winter rentals welcome! Inquire for special pricing!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

2 Complete Levels with private entrances - Available to reserve 1 level or BOTH
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Perfect for the Most Charming Vacation

  • 5 of 5

It's been nearly a month since we stayed at Twice as Nice on Little Gasparilla Island, and the memories are still as clear as the tranquil waters of the beach. There is so much to do on the island, yet it is a true getaway. Leave your electronics in the house and walk for hours on the beach collecting from the greatest array of seashells that I have ever seen. The home it self has a great layout with it's two unique and fully-loaded floors. This home is great for bringing family or friends. The library available upstairs is fascinating, and the outdoor grill is exactly what you need for savory moments. The rooftop was not accessible during our stay, but the stars are so bright on this island that you'll be astonished when you looking up from anywhere at all. This home truly offers adventures, peace, and relaxation in the best of ways. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with everything!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our second visit to LGI at Twice as Nice. Plenty of space for the nine of us! The house is beautiful, and has a well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. We used the screened in patio area a lot and the grill. It was a reasonable walk to the beach (although we also rented a golf cart, which is recommend for bringing your stuff to the house, for carrying equipment to the beach, and exploring the island). The property manager was available to answer all of our questions, timely, and easy to work with. Definitely recommend for a comfortable stay on LGI!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate when we arrived. Plenty of room for our party. No complaints at all. I HIGHLY advise to rent a golf cart. The house is a little bit far from the dock and the beach. It's an ok walk, when you are not unloading and loading your belongings. I highly recommend twice as nice!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall we love the house

  • 4 of 5

We have been staying in this house for several years now and always enjoy it. This time the house was definitely not as maintained as in the past. There was mold all over the downstairs. We spent a day scrubbing the cabinets it is where we served out thanksgiving meal. The yard was not kept up either. If this had been my first experience I would probably not rent again. I will rent it again in the future if there is a little more care taken if the place. The house meets all of our needs plus more and I even hosted a wedding for my sister on the deck. Thanks Michael

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, FL

Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great last minute trip with family. House was very nice. Two complaints furniture in the living room needs to be replaced. Couches had plywood boards underneath cushions to give support. The second complaint was not electrical outlet to charge the golf cart we rented. Overall the house was nice and the trip was excellent for a quick getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lori and Jay, Winter Haven, FL

  • 5 of 5

Great time for our family. 5 adults, 7 children had more than ample space in this 2 complete unit home. We were all able to eat upstairs together, home was clean, well supplied kitchen, plenty of games for adults and children. DVD players, but no DVD's available if you desire, we didn't. Paris was always on-call for my questions, great assist. Sights from crows nest unbelievable, had a double rainbow one eve. Manatees off the beach while swimming. Schools of bait fish constantly x 2 days going down coast, had never seen that many in all my years on Florida beaches. Unforgettable week!!! Recommend a golf cart for hauling your stuff from the dock and back, and do call them before you get to the island, to make sure they have your reservation. Don't forget to call Pirate's water taxi a week ahead also. We will be back next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at "Twice as Nice" and on Little Gasparilla Island. We look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fort Myers, Sarasota and Punta Gorda
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Pirate Water Taxi
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
the Fishery
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Little Gasparilla Island Gulf of Mexico
Car: not necessary

We are on a gorgeous island with no cars, stores or restaurants. Very quiet with lots of natural vegetation and a beach to die for. It is a short 5-10 minute water taxi ride from the mainland. Once on the mainland there are stores,restaurants, baseball stadium, golf courses, boat rentals all close by to choose from.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Placida, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Prices listed are for rental of the full property.
The upstairs level of this house can be rented separately.
Rates are as follow:

Winter $250/night $1,375/week $4,400/month

Summer $225/night $1,200/week $3,600/month

***Special Pricing for Jan & Feb 2017***
Upstairs only: $3,900 for 1 month or $6,000 for 2 months
Entire House: $4,800 for 1 month or $6,500 for 2 months

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