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Our Little Island Dream Home with Golf Cart and Ferry included

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6 Condo With Bay Views Near The Gulf Of Mexico

Our condo is the perfect place to get away for a week or for a month. Little Gasparilla Island is a private and secluded barrier island. It is only accessible by boat or ferry. There are no roads or traffic on the island. You can walk miles on the white sandy beaches, as you look for shells, sharks teeth or sand dollars. Enjoy nature and catch a glimpse of dolphins, manatees, turtles, pelicans and other wildlife. The beautiful, serene sunsets will take your breath away. Take a dip in our heated community pool or a free ride to the mainland on the ferry. If you have a boat that is 21.5 feet for smaller, then dock it at our community dock slip. There are 33 dock slips on a first come basis.

Our condo is 3 stories high and has fairly new furnishings. When you arrive to our unit, you will be on the ground floor. This outdoor living area has comfortable chairs, a dining table with seating for four, 2 ceiling fans and a radio/cd player to enjoy your favorite music. This space is wonderful to enjoy during the day or to relax at night by the soft glow of lights, which surround our unit. Enjoy the pretty flowering plants and the variety of orchids, which add to that Florida tropical feel. There is a handy table which folds down, making it convenient to use when grilling or to use as a buffet when dining outdoors. In addition, there is garage which houses our golf cart, charcoal grill, beach chairs & a beach umbrella. The golf cart is available for our renters to use. Please note that our golf cart is provided as a courtesy only with the rental of the condo. If the golf cart happens to break during your stay we cannot provide a replacement cart.

As you go up the stairs, you will enter the main living area. The second floor is comprised of the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom and screened in lanai. The living room is equipped with a 47' LED HD Smart Television which has Direct TV Satellite along with a DVD player & an assortment of DVD's for the whole family to enjoy. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances. It is equipped with a microwave, dish washer, coffee maker, blender, crock pot and everything needed for cooking & serving. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a 42' LED HD Smart Television, blu-ray player and digital satellite. The screened in porch has a round table and 4 chairs and a closet with a full-sized washer & dryer and space for storage.

As you go up the spiral staircase, you will be on the third level. There you will find 2 queen size beds, a dresser with a 42' LED HD television, blu-ray player and digital satellite on it. The closed loft had its own bathroom and closet. There is a nice seating area with baskets containing board games for the kids to play. From the loft area, you can enjoy the amazing views of the bay.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Maria

My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and we have three wonderful boys. We grew up in Dade County Florida and when we got married we moved to Broward County Florida.

Maria purchased this condo in 2014

Why Maria chose Placida

I heard about Little Gasparilla Island after watching an episode on HGTV in May 2014. We booked a vacation and stayed here for week in August 2014. This place is so relaxing and everyone is so friendlly. My boys loved fishing, going to the beach and exploring the island on golf carts. We loved it so much we started looking for a place for us. In November 2014 we purchased our property which we consider a slice of heaven.

What makes this condo unique

My family loves this condo for several reasons. My husband and the boys love to fish. There are so many places on the island to fish. You can fish from the docks, beach or take a boat out to the ocean. I love the tranquility and peace of mind I feel here at LGI(Little Gasparilla Island). When the boys are not fishing, they are swimming or riding around the island on our golf car. The people on the island are so friendly. I love sitting on the beach just listening to the ocean waves or looking at the birds. I find I can truly relax here and disconnect from the hussle and bussle of living in a large city. When I want to go shopping (my favorite sport), I simply ride the ferry to the mainland and off I go. Once you experience Little Gasparilla Island, you will fall in love with it just as my husband and I did.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Must be 18 or older to drive the golf cart and maximum of 4 people on the golf cart. No emotional support animals allowed.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Located on the main floor
    Loft Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , Located on the second floor
  • Master Bedroom has King size bed with brand a new mattress and King memory foam mattress topper. Upstairs loft has 2 Queen sized beds with new mattresses and Queen memory foam mattress toppers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Our Little Island Dream Home with Golf Cart and Ferry included
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews
Lakeland, FL

Maria's beautiful home was spectacular!!

  • 5 of 5

Maria's beach house had a fabulous location for our boat and for us to spend time on the beach. Her home is beautifully decorated with an island feel and equipped with everything you could possibly need. We lost electricity while there and she was quick to communicate with us. We will definitely be returning to enjoy her home.

10++ host


  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed, lovely condo.

  • 5 of 5

Maria’s “Little Island Dream Home” is perfect for a wonderful beach vacation. The condo has everything needed to make your stay comfortable.

We were at the beach and pool everyday. At night, a grilled dinner and relaxation downstairs after enjoying the sunset.

Maria is super easy to work with and extremely accommodating.

Thanks so much Maria for sharing your lovely beach condo for our second year on LGI. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Place To Stay On LGI

  • 5 of 5

Maria and her husband are fantastic hosts. They continue to upgrade the condo although it is already one of the nicest in the complex and has everything a renter would need. They are super responsive and just a joy to deal with. We had another great stay and can't wait to return next year.

Thanks again,

The Fern Family

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Week on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying in Maria's condo and it was an amazing time. We had issues getting there on Saturday and had a bottle of wine waiting for us when we checked in on Sunday. She gave us clear instructions on how to get to her condo and we had no issues getting in. It was extremely clean and we loved the decorations. Also, we loved the fact that the golf cart was included in our stay. You may want to have the breaks looked at, you really had to push down on them to get them to work and sometimes you didn't stop fast enough. I know you didn't have any control over it but the weather was AMAZING the week we stayed. Record highs the entire week and no rain. Our neighbors were extremely friendly and fun to talk to. I have been going to this island since I was 15 (34 now) with my parents and continue to go there with my kids. It's our home away from home, and we will definitely be staying with you again in the future :)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful escape from reality!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying in Maria's unit at the Hideaway Beach Club on Little Gasparilla Island. The decor is beach chic, with nice tile floors throughout; the kitchen appliances seem brand new; and all of the rooms have large flat-screen TVs with blu-ray players and DirecTV. We also really enjoyed Maria's bumblebee-colored golf cart, which enabled us to travel the island in style. We've never seen a beach with such a rich collection of shells, sand dollars, and shark's teeth - what a treasure trove! And the sunsets are absolutely incredible.

The gulf water was a little cold for swimming in February, but the heated pool was a delight. The ferry service to and from the mainland is reliable and fun, with a ride that lasts less than 10 minutes. We also loved the fact that there is no place on LGI to spend any money! Where else can you go and just leave your wallet behind?

The one minor drawback was that although there are several wifi hotspot connections available from the condo, the wifi is provided by satellite service, so the upload speeds are quite poor. But I have my own Verizon hotspot on my phone, so we just used that option and had no problems. And if you're not planning to upload large files (or if you just don't want to be connected to the internet at all!), then the internet situation won't bother you a bit.

Because the kitchen is so well-equipped, we didn't feel the need to have a single dinner off island, but if you'd like to dine out, there are plenty of nearby options. You just need to make sure that you catch the last ferry back to the island, which is 8PM during the week and 10PM on weekends.

I would highly recommend LGI and the Hideaway Beach Club to anyone looking to recharge their batteries with some downtime, and Maria's unit in particular!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This condo was perfect it was immaculate and you could feel the owners love for the property

  • 5 of 5

The condo was well equipped. Maria prepared us well for the stay and was super helpful. The beach was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am thrilled you and your family enjoyed your stay. I look forward to having you back.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota Internt'l Airport or Fort Myers Intl
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Water's Edge
Nearest Ferry
Little Gasparilla Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gasparilla Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 776
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
'The Fishery' or 'The Water's Edge'
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Little Gasparilla Beach
Car: necessary

Little Gasparilla is a tranquil, friendly island. You will enjoy the secluded, white sand beaches. You can stroll down the beach and find shells, fossilized shark teeth and sand dollars. You can enjoy a nice swim in the warm Gulf waters or fish from the shoreline or the docks. Come and enjoy Florida and relax in a quiet, island paradise.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £302.32

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival for reservations made a year in advance.

Check-in 4:00 pm
Check-out 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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