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The Round House: An Island Original! Right ON the Beach! FALL SPECIAL**

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Placida - The Round House

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom Right ON the Beach

This classic island house has been a fixture on Little Gasparilla Island for over 30 years. The new owners have lovingly redecorated and renovated the interior while keeping the quaint charm of the original "round" design. Everything has been updated, with city water, a new outdoor shower, all new furnishings, new floors, new queen size beds, new French doors, new stainless refrigerator and new window treatments. The fresh, clean interior, coupled with the with the fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico and location directly ON the beach, make this a premiere spot for your next beach vacation! FALL SPECIAL DETAILS: GOLF CART RENTAL!! With a weekly rental only between September 1 and January 2, 2016, the owners will include a voucher good for $50 toward rental of a golf cart through LGI Carts. A golf cart will allow you to explore the island a bit and see more of Little Gasparilla. This offer is subject to availability and you must make your own golf cart reservations.

When you sit at the breakfast bar, you can gaze out at the Gulf....when you eat dinner at the dining table, you view the Gulf....the living room opens to the Gulf through brand new French doors. You are literally sitting as close to the beach as you can without being in the water! The views from the deck are like being on the deck of a boat....and the south portion of the porch is a warm respite from chilly winds in the winter months.

Your vacation at "The Round House" will combine the best of both worlds....the convenience and comfort of new furnishings, the quaint charm and funky chic of one of the island's most enduring landmarks, and the proximity to the Gulf of Mexico -- literally right outside your front door -- that makes a beach vacation so special!

NEW: Now there are queen beds in BOTH bedrooms and a new firepit in the back yard! (Perfect for S'mores!)

• Satellite TV in living room and one bedroom

• Breakfast bar overlooking the Gulf

• Stackable washer-dryer included

• Wi-fi via a mobile hotspot

• Access to a dock slip at dock 21 (Peacock Lane)

• Pet friendly

• Outdoor dining on the oceanfront porch

• All linens, including beach towels, included

• Our concierge service will meet you at the dock and help transport luggage and groceries to the house for you


• You cannot drive your car to the island and the only access is via water taxi; there is no vehicle ferry.

• You must park your car at the marina at the mainland but it will be perfectly safe there; parking is $6 a day.

• The water taxi is $10 per person each way and he will drop you right at our dock

• All homes come with a grill. This home has a charcoal grill so please bring charcoal and lighter fluid with you.

• All homes come with beach chairs and an umbrella.

• You must bring all groceries to the island with you.

• There are no stores of any kind on the island, not even a convenience store.

• There is no need to bring drinking water; the water from the tap is safe and drinkable.

• There are first responders on the island and we have 911 service in case of an emergency.

• Golf carts are not necessary; the island is only 100-200 yards wide in most places and our concierge will meet you upon arrival to bring you to the house. But they are fun to go exploring.

• You can fish off the dock or the beach but non-Florida residents will need to purchase a fishing license.

• The beach is dog-friendly but dogs must be under your control, non-aggressive and most homes charge a pet fee

• If you have requested use of the mobile hotspot, keep in mind this is NOT the internet you are used to on the mainland. There is no unlimited data and wi-fi is NOT for entertainment. No Netflix, no skyping, no streaming music, no downloading videos, etc. Many people find the mobile hotspots on their smartphones are better alternatives.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals

We have lived on the island for 30 years and we started renting our own home many years ago when we traveled. Then our neighbors asked us to handle rentals for them also -- and now we offer vacation rentals in a variety of price ranges and locations on the island...from dramatic beachfront homes to cozy interior homes with lots of privacy. Our homes are painstakingly cared for...we want you to feel like you are vacationing in a friend's home rather than a sterile "rental unit". So relax, kick off your flip flops, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the island lifestyle!

Why Little Gasparilla Vacation Rentals chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We stayed in this cottage before it was renovated and fell in love with the location....and when the owners fixed it up, we loved it even more....we love the front porch and the balmy breezes and the fact that you don't have tons of stairs to climb. The fire pit is a wonderful touch the owners have added recently and we love to sit at the breakfast bar and look out at the waves. This is a quirky cottage that still retains lots of its original charm and we love to sit on the front porch and watch everyone walk by on the beach...and watch the dolphins and manatees swim right by!


based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

The Round House: An Island Original! Right ON the Beach! FALL SPECIAL**
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
Palm Beach


  • 5 of 5

I spent a nice relaxing weekend at the roundhouse. It is located right by the water. It is quiet on the island, which makes it easy to listen to the waves. The location is perfect. The house is well decorated and extremely clean. The house had everything that we needed during our stay. We saw fish, crabs, and dolphins during our stay. The beach is full of sea shells. It is nice to walk up and down the beach. The sunset is amazing. The sky fills up with colors, red, yellow, orange, purple. The entire house is decorated in soothing colors that give off a relaxing beachy feeling. I enjoyed BBQ'ing outdoors watching the sunset. I cant wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Beach County

2 days of beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

2 days On LGI beach front home was the most delightful getaway ever!!! The yellow round house was clean, cozy, with a beach cottage feel.The house is stocked with everything u need. And if you needed anything the property manager will get you it. Def will be coming back real soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Once in a lifetime experience

  • 5 of 5

The roundhouse is stunning! You walk outside and you are on the beach! Amazing view of the sunset, swim with dolphins and manatees. They come right up to you in the ocean. The inside of the house is immaculate! New tvs, beds, and place was very clean. New grill, and outdoor dart board. Highly recommended and will be coming back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Serenity

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an amazing getaway this was for me. The round house will always have a special place in my heart! Situated right on the beach I could not ask for a better accommodation. The round house is clean and inviting. I enjoyed the fire pit, grill and dart game on the side of the shed. I just relaxed all day out in the water with the Dolphins and Manatees they swim right up to you!! I plan to come to visit alreast 3 times a year. I guess the island life is for me! Thank you for the memories :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beatiful island, kids had a blast

  • 4 of 5

The island and the house location on the beach is very convenient, my kids collected beautiful shels and shark thooth , the house is ok; few improvments will be nice.

Overall a great experiance!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

The round house sits right on the gulf. When you are inside you can't see the beach just clear blue water. Like you are on a boat. Just bring clothes and food. Leave your electronics behind but definitely bring your camera. LGI is a magical place. So much nature all around. Dolphins and manatees right out your front door! Shore birds of all kinds. Sharks teeth and fossils everywhere. Live shells and live sand dollars to experience. Shell hunting is awesome. I can't even describe the sunsets! Just absolutely breathtaking especially from the round house. It fills the house with gorgeous color. Laurie has been so accommodating. If we needed ANYTHING she is on it. From questions before, during and after our trip. LGI is magical and the round house just adds to that magic.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Placida, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holiday 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 1 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £326
Cleaning £122
Pet Fee £82
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday surcharge of $500 may be assessed;30-day cancellation notice required for stays of 1 week; 60-day cancellation for 2 weeks or more. Guests responsible for golf cart rental, mainland parking at the marina and water taxi charges. Pet fee of $100/pet may be assessed depending on size/breed.

Manager'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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Placida in the Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • THere is also a queen sofabed in the living area for additional guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
There is a private chef available on the island and also a masseuse. Information on these services will be provided by our Guest Services Manager upon booking. Our concierge is also available for tours of the island and you can rent golf carts on the island from LGI Carts. We also provide information on local boat rentals, kayak rentals, fishing charters and stand up paddle board rentals.

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