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Gulf Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Affordable 3 /2 bath Gulf Front Cottage

WATCH 'LITTLE GASPARILA BEACH SHAK' ON YOU TUBE Beachviews from every window including both baths! This gulf front beach cottage has a balcony the width of the home.(overhanging the gulf of Mexico, fish from it or enjoy the abundant bird, sea, and beach life).Gasparilla utilities fresh water supply at cottage!

Many sitting areas with your choice of rocker chairs, large L shaped couch, rattan couch, rattan chase lounge and chairs, alfresco table on the lanai.

Beach level shower and toilet for convenient beach enjoyment, you will find many floats, tot toys, beach toys/blankets, skim boards, fishing poles, shell shovels and nets. When you have had enough sun but don't want to leave the beach--simply move under the cottage to the cool breezy shade provided, staying to enjoy the sounds and sights of the beach.

Rent a golf cart for fun exploration of 7 mile island. Go approx 400ft to the bayside of island and fish or net from our semi-private dock. You may also rent a boat or charter a fishing or sight seeing boat. Visit our Islands private library.

Beautiful PUBLIX grocery and bakery 1 mile from marina. Water taxi runs daily 8am-6pm make reservation.(after hours ferry avail)

Keywords: gulf front beach cottage

More Details

jeff or julie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About jeff or julie

family cottage

jeff or julie purchased this house in 2002

Why jeff or julie chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast


What makes this house unique



Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
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
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 one on beach level one on living level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Double Bed (1), child twins (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
child high chair


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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Gulf Front Cottage! Balcony Sunsets & Dolphin Watching
average rating of 4.4594593 based on 37 reviews

Best vacation we've had!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this house! We had the most relaxing vacation ever! There is no house compared to it on the island. We fished right from the balcony, relaxed in a hammock under the house, and played on the beach and in the ocean right out our door. There was no going to the beach we were right on it and right in the water. We shelled and hunted sharks teeth. My husband caught a ton of fish and a few sharks even. The snorkeling was good. We seen dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, land turtles, crabs and birds. We had fun exploring the island on a golf cart and the waters around it in a boat. I recommend this house to anyone wanting an experience of a lifetime! We can not wait to return! And I can not brag enough on the house. It has everything you need and more! Thanks so much for sharing your beach home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mary Jo Sheridan, North Port, Florida

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely LOVE the Beach Shak! I have been staying there for about 6 years now and it's my favorite get away!! I go every year around the same time and have had a wonderful experience every single time. The weather is going to be what the weather is in Florida, but if it's raining .. just sitting under the house watching/listening to the waves, watching the lightning and enjoying nature is awesome. Most days floating in the ocean, watching dolphins/manatees. I go there to relax and that's exactly what I get every time. This is my "special" place!! Julie is great to work with and everyone I've ever met on the beach is friendly and nice. This year, I opened my "sanctuary" up to a couple (west coast) family/friend who absolutely loved it too!! If you love to stand on a deck looking down at fish and manatee directly under your feet (I've even caught fish off the deck), float out in the water on a mattress, swim out and play on the sandbar feeling like you're walking on water, totally forget about all the stresses of life and end each day with a magnificent sunset ... this is perfect!! I am already planning my visit for next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

What you see is what you get. This beach house is literally IN the ocean. Views of the Gulf of Mexico from every room. Gasparilla Island is a beach lover's paradise. Would highly recommend. 5/5 stars!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location,location

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying here. years. My family loves Little Gasaprilla Island and the Beach Shak.

Julie is great to work with. Always responds promptly to my questions.

Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for girlfriends getaway! Loved being right on the water. Nothing else like it!

  • 3 of 5

Nothing else like it! Loved staying on Little Gasparilla island in the "beach shack"! Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable and right on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This beach cottage was super cute and not too fussy. The basics are all covered, the owners were easy to work with. It was clean and tidy. Perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
tpa,sqr,ft myers
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
pirates water taxi
Car: recommended

gulf front

golf carts rentals

brett will meet u at dock take u to cottage and unload your luggage/food etc

info and numbers given in info packet once rented


Rates & Availability

Placida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Warm Sunshine
Nov 1 2017 - May 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
clean fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

cleaning 135.00
tax 12%
check-in 3pm checkout 1130am
59 insurance security deposit
cancel 60days plus 100% refund 30 days or less 0 refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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