We already knew we loved Little Gasparilla Island from our stay there in 2013. Our stay in Placida Beach #205 made our stay even nicer. The top two floor condo location is wonderful with its 3 great balconies facing the Gulf, the treetop level view, the refreshing breezes that kept us cool and comfortable (we never needed air conditioning), the short walk to the beach and to the bay.
The bedrooms were large and comfortable (great beds!) and each had its own full bath. This made it excellent for sharing with another couple, providing the right mix of togetherness and privacy.
The kitchen is well equipped and everything worked as it should. We had many great meals and happy hours together. You have to remember to bring everything you will want on the ferry though, because you cannot rush out and find a critical missing ingredient.
The condo is very clean and well maintained. The owners are very friendly and seem determined to make their guests island experience a good one.
Placida Properties, which manages the properties, parking and ferry access to the island, are friendly, helpful and easy to work with. The entire resort, both mainland and on the island, is beautifully maintained and well managed.
We hope we can return again next year and have already recommended the place to family and friends.
Little Gasparilla Island is a very special place, and probably not right for everyone. But if you like unspoiled natural beauty, peace and tranquility, and don't mind the absence of stores, restaurants, automobiles, and easy access, it could not be better. We love it!