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Sundance Beachfront Home, Paradise, Peaceful Island, Amazing Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Outside Shower, Sleeps 6 - 8

Looking for that perfect getaway beach home? No noise, luxurious solitude of the island, a deck to watch the magic of the sun setting again and again...and rising the next morning....a spectacular setting to experience Gulf-front living. Best Sunsets, Best Beach Waves, Best Turtle Watching. One of the most private comfortable and updated homes on island; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a fully equipped Kitchen, Living room on the main floor, wonderful outdoor shower below. Walk off your private deck to the beach and watch the dolphins play. There is fantastic fishing from the beach or the dock as well as shelling, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or just watching the waves. Why aren't you here?!

West Coast Florida’s Best Kept Secret: Little Gasparilla Island:

Located just north of Boca Grande on the South West Coast of Florida, Little Gasparilla Island is a hidden Gem. The Island is about 7 miles long but less than a mile wide. The north end of the island hosts a State Park while the secluded south end is dotted with single family stilt homes and townhouses. There are no cars on Little Gasparilla Island, you’ll need to arrive by water taxi or boat.

Once on the island, the most popular mode of transport is by golf cart or simply a quiet stroll.

The fishing is great both inshore and offshore. Snook, redfish and tarpon are in abundance here. It is a fisherman’s paradise.

Shelling is legendary on the pristine white powder sand beach. You’ll find many different species of shells along with the sand dollar and star fish. When you get tired of shell collecting, just take a dip in the quiet waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The old Florida beauty of the island is evident all around you and makes this a perfect place to just sit back and relax.

Local wildlife include the ospreys making nests on the powerlines, gopher tortoises walking along with you down the sand paths, egrets and herons catching their dinner out of the water, and don’t forget the dolphin and manatees.

The tropical landscape is beautiful with seagrapes, seaoats and all types of palm trees. Florida wildflowers are in abundance for color, and a stray cactus even pops up here and there. Everything seems to slowly sway with the gulf breeze.

Saving the best for last would be the absolute mesmerizing sunsets. If you haven’t seen a West Coast Florida Sunset before, you are missing out. Little Gasparilla Island is home to some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

"Once You Have Slept on an Island

Once you have slept on an island

You’ll never be quite the same

You may look as you looked before

And go by the same old name

You may hustle about in street and,

You may sit at home and sew,

But you’ll forever see blue water

And wheeling gulls

Wherever your feet may go.

You may chat with neighbors

Of this and that.

And close to the fire keep,

But you’ll hear ships’ whistles

And lighthouse bells

And tides beat through your sleep.

And you won’t know why

And you can’t say how

Such a thing upon you came.

But once you have slept on an island

You won’t be quite the same.

- Rachel Fields"

More Details

Property Manager
Sundance Beach house/Bart & Emily
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Slovenian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Sundance Beach house/Bart & Emily

Hello! We are the owners of the Sundance Beach house. It was "love at first sight" when we first vacationed on Little Gasparilla Island and now a dream come true that we own a piece of this Island paradise.

Sundance Beach house/Bart & Emily purchased this house in 2015

Why Sundance Beach house/Bart & Emily chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

The incredible view from the sun deck...the sunsets, the beach, natural beauty. The house is equipped with all the comforts of home and for a great day at the beach.

What makes this house unique

Seven miles of Beach...The island is a private island without any commercial development. There are no restaurants, cars, or paved roads. Golf carts only! Access to the island is only available via a water taxi (or you can bring your own boat). Come to this place if you are seeking a beautiful break away from the rest of the world. Wildlife is abundant. Kayaking with dolphins, fish and wildlife. Fishing is some of the best in Florida!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Sun Porch - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon with NEW 2 Inch Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Sundance Beachfront Home, Paradise, Peaceful Island, Amazing Sunsets
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
Winter Haven, Florida

Beautiful view with great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Paul the caretaker was awesome and would assist with any questions or needs. Very relaxing and clean house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

WONDERFUL location, quiet and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The Sundance Beach House was perfect for our family of four. Beautiful ocean view, short walk to the beach or the bay and dock behind the house. So much to do...shell hunting (TONS of shells), kayaking, fishing from the beach, the dock OR with Lamar our guide. Lamar put us on to a Pompano run at the island's southern tip and we had fresh fish for dinner for a few nights!

And of course...plenty of beachside relaxation. Beautiful sunsets every night from the front deck. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Bart and Emily are wonderful and attentive owners and the on-call property manager Paul was phenomenal. We had a slight problem arise with the A.C. unit going out on our second night at the house and they had an A.C. guy over to the island the first thing the next morning to fix it. It was up and running before we got back from our trip to the beach.

One note to future renters...be sure to plan your grocery trip before heading over to LGI. Get everything you want in food and supplies because once you're on the island...you won't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house with lots of space and beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Lots of space and plenty of room for everyone. Awesome view of the gulf and short walk to beach. Bring EVERYTHING you need or think you might need. If you don't have your own boat, getting on and off the island is a little time consuming.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and gorgeous beaches!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at Sundance! Our grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, loved the beach and our daily golf cart expeditions. We had atypically cold and windy weather for March-- so swimming, boating and fishing were much more limited than what we had hoped for. But we loved the quiet of the island, seeing turtles and ospreys🌴�And collecting shells, sharks teeth and sand dollars. Paul ( the caretaker) was incredibly helpful, helping us arrive and depart right on time. No trouble with the house whatsoever, and it was very clean when we arrived!

All in all, a GREAT vacation. Wish we could've stayed for a month!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your week at Sundance. Little Gasparilla Island is a wonderful getaway to relax and unwind. The 7 mile beach is perfect for children of all ages and I am sure you found plenty of shells and sand dollars to take home.
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Great spot.

  • 5 of 5

The drive down from Illinois with 3 dogs was horrible and we had some bad bad luck on the way there and getting situated but once we did it was great. The house is located perfectly, so many shells, everyone was friendly. The house was clean and Paul is a great guy!! They had the kitchen stocked well with pans, plates, etc. by the end of the vacation we were sure we'd be coming back. We used Shane and Chuck from island boat rentals we highly recommend them. Such nice guys that really care about you having fun. I was treated very poorly by the pirate water taxi guy so I was thankful for shane and chuck who went above and beyond for us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you were able to enjoy yourselves at Sundance. I will pass your recommendation of Shane and Chuck from Island Boat Rentals to anyone who would like to rent a boat for the week. Thank you! We hope to have Paul (get his Captain's License soon) to take people to and from the Island.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed it! Beautiful view of the gulf, great fishing in the bay, lots of life on the island we saw dolphins, manatees, coyotes and even a bobcat! Sand dollars and other shells are plentiful along the beach.

Thank you Bart and Emilie!

Thank you Paul!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our beach home. We are grateful to have Paul as our house manager.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Punta Gorda; Sarasota ; Fort Myers; Tampa
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Interstate I-75
Car: not necessary

Groceries: Publix grocery store (8725 Placida Rd Placida, FL 33946).

Parking: Eldred's Marina (6301 Boca Grande Causeway, Placida, FL 33946; parking rate is $6 per day) and ride a water taxi to the island.

Restaurants: There is a restaurant, Rum Bay, on the north end of Island, located on Palm Island past Dom Pedro State Park which is very long walk (~six miles). There are restaurants reachable by water taxi or boat, Boca Grande is about a half-hour boat ride away. A favorite is Cabbage Key, south of Boca Grande.

Golf Cart Rental/Kayak Rental: Contact Paul, our house manager, at 941.525.3980.

Fishing Charters:

Captain John Ochs, #941.270.0313.

Skinny Water Charters; Captain Travis 941.258.7429.

Boat rentals:

Gasparilla Marina 941-697-2280

Island Boat Rentals 941-321-2742

Palm Island Boat Rentals 941-626-8293.


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
Spring Break
12 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £78.23
Refundable Damage Deposit £234.68
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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