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Sundance Beachfront Home, Paradise, Peaceful Island, *Special Rate April/May*

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Sundance Beachfront Home, Paradise, Peaceful Island, *Special Rate April/May*
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Third time at Sundance beach house. Better each visit! Weather was great with walks on secuded pristine beach. Quiet and relaxing. Able to book a quick fishing trip for second time with Captain Ochs and had plenty of fresh fish for the week. Able the kayak with dolphins and check out the mangroves between the island and mainland. Great trip.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay at Sundance!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Sundance for an anniversary getaway and found exactly what we were looking for - peace and tranquility and time to disconnect. We spent our days taking long walks on the beach, searching for seashells to take back to our little ones, relaxing and reading in the hammock and sunroom. The house host was friendly and helpful! We enjoyed getting to know him! The house was well stocked with all essentials for your time away. Don't forget to bring bug spray if you want to sit on the sand while watching the sunset :) It was great to have a golf cart and kayak while we were there and we also recommend taking a tour with Brett! We already have our next trip booked - this time with the whole family! We would definitely recommend a trip to Sundance if you are looking for a relaxing getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Amy! I am so happy that you enjoyed celebrating your anniversary on Little Gasparilla Island. It is a special place to relax and unwind from the daily routine. Looking forward to having you and your family coming back to Sundance and visiting the Island again!
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Sundance was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

I rented Sundance and was worried that my adult college children would be bored, but they loved it! We spent our days swimming and relaxing. I thought that there would not be enough to do but it turned out there wasn't enough to do everything. We explored the island, saw lots of sea life, went shelling and enjoyed playing at the beach. The home was wonderful, it had everything you could want. We grilled or relaxed on the outdoor hammock. Watching the sunset every evening from the porch was spectacular. Emily was always available if we needed her and the home manager Paul was outstanding! I hope to return soon! Thanks Emily and your family for sharing your beautiful home with us and thank you Paul for all you did in making are stay exceptional!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ana! It was a pleasure speaking with you and making the arrangements for your stay. I am so glad everyone had a great time. Yes, the days go pretty fast on Little Gasparilla Island. Sometimes you just need to "recharge your batteries" and relax; this is the place! My kids are never bored and cannot wait to return to the Island. I am so glad Paul was able to help you out and make your stay more enjoyable! Thank you for the "awesome" review! Looking forward to hearing from you again! Don't hesitate to keep in touch.
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Relaxing Summer Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing, two-week summer stay on Little Gasparilla at the Sundance beach house. This was our third summer on the island, and so far this home ranks at the top of our list. The comfortable home is as-described on the website. The rooms were tidy, clean, and plenty spacious for our family and a few in-and-out guests we had. The home was decorated very tastefully, which I appreciated. Being a Florida native, I prefer places that reflect a more natural Florida rather than the typical tourist version, and this fit the bill. Paul, the home manager, was friendly and very helpful. He assisted us with our belongings both at the beginning and end of our stay. You can tell he takes pride in his care of the home. The path/distance from the dock to the house was quick and easy, although parking your boat could be challenging when the island is busy. The only selfish wishes I could have to make this home even better would be to have a screened porch (in addition to the awesome sunroom), and to have a boardwalk to the beach. ;o) Renting the home was also safe and efficient; I liked being able to book through the website rather than sending my check to some random person at a random address. Our family enjoyed all the usuals here: swimming, shelling, boating, fishing, running (for us crazy folk who run for fun), and simply sitting and relaxing with the view. In all, this home was great and we'd definitely recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sabrina! I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves at the Island and at our beach home. I agree with you regarding the screened porch and boardwalk to the beach...it is on our minds as well. We are thinking of adding on a roof-top deck for sunset/sunrise watching and screening in the deck as a screened-in porch. Also, the boardwalk would be awesome as well...I'm putting that on our to do list! Thank you for the suggestions. We hope that you will pick Sundance again for your vacations at Little Gasparilla Island.
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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:

Island Boat Rentals 941-321-2742

Gasparilla Marina 941-697-2280

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

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Pet Fee £80
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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