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***Special Pricing for Jan. and Feb. 2017***

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

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.***

More Details

Property Manager
Paris Cousins - Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 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!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

***Special Pricing for Jan. and Feb. 2017***
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

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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Winter Haven

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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Wonderful, we will return

  • 5 of 5

This is Old Florida at it's best. Definitely, want to come back during the cooler months. Exactly as described. The crow's nest was our favorite spot. Excellent views of the gulf and the bay. Thank you, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at "Twice as Nice" We look forward to hearing from you for your next island getaway!
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San Antonio, FL


  • 5 of 5

Stayed here during the 4th of July weekend with my husband, our four children and another couple. We watched the fireworks from the crow's nest for hours -- an experience that all my kids will always remember. We could not have been more comfortable with two entirely separate living and sleeping quarters. Having a full upstairs and a full downstairs "apartment" made it possible for everyone to have their own space when needed. The walk from the dock and beach were no problem and kept everyone active. Although the use of a golf cart would have been nice, if only to explore the island more (we were on a wait list for one). The home had everything we expected and the property manager, Paris, was very helpful before and after our trip by providing very prompt answers to all our questions. The water taxi captain, Emmett, was a great guy and helped us get ahold of someone to help us with getting our supplies to the house. Everyone was so friendly on the island. Of course the beach was beautiful and the shells were great! I would definitely stay here again but would like to bring my dogs next time if possible :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed you time at "Twice as Nice" on Little Gasparilla Island. What an awesome way to experience the Fourth of July fireworks with a panoramic view! Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to hearing from you for your next island vacation.
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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 Placida, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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 £406
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Placida in the Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2628 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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!

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