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Little Gasparilla Island, Florida-Beachfront-Spectacular Gulf views & Dock-Pets!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront-Key West style Cottage - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps "Maximum" of 4)

Take the Water Taxi or bring your own boat to magical 'Little Gasparilla Island'. (LGI)

'Peacock Lane Cottage' is a Gulf, beachfront cottage on a private bridge-less barrier island accessible only by boat. There are no roads, stores, cars -- only winding sand paths and lanes that you can explore by foot or cart. Take a few steps out the front door and you have 7 miles of secluded unspoiled beach to experience. Collect shells, sharks teeth, fish or do nothing at all!

Enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and incredible sunsets from the front and rear decks of this tastefully furnished cottage. Fall asleep each night to the sound of the surf. The best part about this cottage is that it's an incredibly romantic place or the perfect family getaway. (Sleeps 4)

Pack very light and bring all your food and goodies with you because there are no stores on the island. If you need some entertainment, food, or other off island activity, you are only a 15 minute ride by water taxi back to the marina on the mainland. (Water taxi runs 7 days per week)

Water taxis run from 8am-5pm. (Later or earlier pickups with prior arrangement) If you bring a boat, we have a very good deep water dock that is shared by just our lane and a quick walk to the cottage.

We offer a 'complimentary' Concierge/Greeter upon your arrival with a young man named Bret who will meet you at Dock #21 and bring you and your luggage and groceries to the cottage and help bring your belongings inside. (More details when booking)

Get a world class tan, collect shells and sharks teeth on one of the best shelling beaches around, (especially after a storm). Make the best sand castles ever, sit on the porch swing and hold your lover's hand, explore, eat, drink, laugh, read, nap, swim, run, or have a treasure hunt! 'There is a lot to do on this island that has nothing to do!'

Finally for the fishermen out there, we are the epicenter of the state's best inshore and offshore fishing; tarpon, snook, redfish, shark, grouper and snapper just to name a few.

Great fishing on the dock or on the Gulf!

Bring your fishing poles and fire up the BBQ grill!

*PLEASE NOTE: Our weeks run Saturday to Saturday. During the off season we have some flexibility on arrival and departure days.*

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017


Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combination. Towels, soaps provided. (There are miscellaneous shampoos/conditioners, hair-dryer etc.) New (2017) 'large' outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • New King size bed (2017) in Master bedroom. Two new twin beds in second bedroom. Both bedrooms have Direct TV. Linens provided. Sleeps a "maximum" of 4.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Excellent cell service. We offer Wi-Fi with 2GB per week on a JetPack. We offer a "complimentary" Island concierge/greeter who will pick you up at the dock on "check in day" and Bret will help get your belongings/groceries to the cottage. A 300.00 reservation deposit is required to guarantee your booking. (500.00 deposit is required when booking for longer than 2 weeks) This will turn into your security deposit upon arrival and returned within 15 days after departure date (assuming no damage, excessive cleaning required or wi-fi use over 2GB). 12% Florida & Charlotte Co. lodging/sales is tax added to your rental fee. Cancellation Policy: A 36 day notice is required for a full refund, 'less' reservation deposit. If less than 36 days, 'no' refund will be issued unless cottage can be re-booked for the same week(s). A 60 day notice required for a 2 week "or longer" reservation. Check in: 4:00 pm (Please, no early birds!) Check-out: 11:30AM WEEKS RUN SATURDAY-SATURDAY


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Little Gasparilla Island, Florida-Beachfront-Spectacular Gulf views & Dock-Pets!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this property and didn't know exactly what to expect, it turned out to be one of our favorite vacations, we will definitely be back!! No stores or restaurants on the island, we brought all our food/drinks with us on the water taxi (10 minute ride) from the mainland. Required clothing is minimal, bathing suits, shorts, perhaps one long sleeve and you're set! The house is very well stocked and comfortable. Good size kitchen, lovely deck and porch swing. There is great cell service, direct TV, but you won't need those much or at all. The beach is steps away, chairs, towels, umbrellas are provided. Washer and dryer further limit a need to pack much! The size of the island provided us with almost our own private beach each day, tons of wildlife, shelling, and the most incredible sunsets we had ever seen. Peacock Lane cottage is a winner on LGI, we are eagerly waiting to return!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely perfect in EVERY way! The owners definitely thought in terms of comfort, clean, plenty, and high quality for their guests. These are the most thoughtful & generous towards their guests owners we have ever come across.

The home has two well thought out & comfortable porches (one covered/one open) by which to stay home, relax and be at the beach. The front porch is covered has a large swing which was the initial reason I chose to stay at the home. I sat there each morning while having my coffee, napping on the swing in the afternoon & sat with my grandson and talked about the day at night. In addition, the covered front porch has a four Adirondack chairs set in a conversational design and a large table by which all can eat under the shade. Again all of this while being able to look at the beach.

The back porch is open for those that want to lay, sit, or eat in the open. The lounge chairs are high quality& very comfortable. Again, the owners put in four lounge chairs so that everyone could have one. Most owners will do the typical 2 but these owners did 4. This porch was perfect for watching the sunset each night. While most people had to walk down to the beach we just enjoyed a meal, dessert, & drinks each evening on the new back porch table toasting the day as we watched the sun set from the deck. PERFECTION. In addition, the deck is built in a way that you can lay on the loungers & see through to the beach.

The living room has two sitting areas which we found to be ideal.

The beds were extremely comfortable with upscale linens and well thought out furniture for the needs of guests.

The bathroom had much room for storage and had everything one would need including ideal cleanliness.

The kitchen is perfectly appointed & has a LARGE walk in pantry for food & all the extra's one brings. In addition, it was stocked with much thought towards their guests~ extra cooking equipment including a large electric pancake griddle, paper goods, spices, oils, foil, plastic, many dish towels, etc..

The owners have it stocked so that no guest will ever run out of any of these extras including cleaning supplies & toilet paper.

The laundry room is downstairs & again had good not cheap laundry detergent there. We appreciated the full size quality washer/dryer so everything was always nicely cleaned & in a timely fashion.

The golf cart was a treat & thankful for thebeach chairs/umbrella.

Cheers & much gratitude to the these owners!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a hidden gem in a state full of beaches and summer fun. The cottage is situated in the perfect location, steps from the beach, about fifty steps to be exact... The dock is also a short walk which makes it convenient on check-in and check-out day. The amenities in the cottage are perfect for a family of four. Our kids quickly ranked the vacation top two of all time. We enjoyed the beach, water, sea life, wild life and the utter tranquility of the whole island experience. Laura is phenomenal and communication was flawless. Bret's services to and from the dock were timely and welcomed. Emmett's water taxi operates like clockwork and also appreciated. We made some great memories collecting shark's teeth, fishing and even boating!!! We look forward to making the visit an annual family tradition!!! Thanks you!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed at LGI in the Peacock Lane Cottage for a very relaxing vacation. Laura is wonderful in communication & accommodations. Our rescue dog joined us and loved walks on the beach- although the sand gets very hot mid day! The cottage is comfortable & well equipped- just bring your swim suit & food! There are many "extras" like beach chairs, umbrellas, fishing equipment & sandcastle building supplies. Afternoon outings on the golf cart touring the Island were enjoyable. We rented a kayak & SUP from Hooked on SUPs and they were very accommodating as well- with timely delivery and pick-up on the dock. We enjoyed sunrises on the dock and sunsets on the beach. We saw many fresh sea turtle tracks & nests in the morning along with dolphins on both the bay & ocean sides. This is the best place for a "laid back" relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Peacock Lane Cottage with my husband, my two tween daughters, and our dogs. We had the best family vacation ever !! We were truely on island time, enjoying the simple things together such as eating, kayaking, walking, shark teeth hunting & spending all day on the beach. This cottage is your home away from home, very comfortable and has everything that you will need. Bring your food, swim suits, shorts & flip-flops. That is all you'll need! We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

A little bit reluctant to write a good review as I don't want the word to get out about how wonderful this rental property and my experience with the owner actually was. More people will want to stay there and I might have trouble booking a vacation the next time I can go. :) The cottage is well stocked will most essentials, the beds are comfortable, the furnishings are attractive, but not fussy, and you can't beat the location (straight shot from the dock and just a few feet from the beach). Just an absolutely perfect low stress, high relaxation vacation for those looking for a slower pace!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishery Restaurant
Rum Bay Restaurant
Waterside Grill
Don Pedro Island State Park
Amberjack Environmental Park
Boca Grande Causeway Boat Launch (Placida Park)
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fort Myers (RSW) or Sarasota (SRQ)
Car: not necessary

Come explore Little Gasparilla Island and find the best shells and sharks teeth in the USA!

Walk on 7 miles of unspoiled beaches with no crowds, cars, stores, just pure bliss!


Rates & Availability

Placida Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Season
Feb 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017/2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Season
Feb 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

A 300.00 reservation deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. (500.00 is required for 3 or more weeks). This will turn into your security deposit upon arrival and is returned approximately 2 weeks after your departure date assuming no damage, excessive cleaning required or overages on Wi-Fi.
Rental fee is broken up into 2-3 payments and are due a bit closer to the time of your arrival.
We accept personal or bank checks and PayPal.

Cancellation/Refund policy: A 36 day notice is required for a 1 week booking and a 60 day notice for 2 weeks or longer visit. A full refund will be issued 'less' reservation deposit. If under the required time frame, a full refund will 'only' be issued if the cottage can be re-booked for the same week(s) 'less' reservation deposit.

Holiday Rates: Christmas and New Year's weeks are 1650.00/week.

If you would like rent our golf cart, the fee is 150.00/week. (Added to rental fee or you can pay our property manager if you decide to rent it once you arrive)
We do our very best to keep it in good running condition but "do not guarantee" that it will be working. We do not provide a replacement cart if ours is not working. If you rent the cart and it breaks down during your visit (Not due to negligence) we will pro-rate days used and issue a refund.

The cottage is to be occupied by no more than "4 overnight guests". Any party falsely representing the number of people will be subject to immediate eviction without refund.
We truly hate to mention this, but ask that you respect our maximum of 4 overnight guests policy.

In the event 'Authorities' order a mandatory evacuation due to a hurricane, you will receive a prorated refund for days not spent at the cottage.

We welcome your friendly, well behaved pup. We do NOT allow pit bulls or any aggressive dogs and you will be asked to vacate immediately if you break this rule.
Leashes MUST be used during Turtle Nesting Season, May - October. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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