About the property
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6
View of The Bay from the front porch.. 1200 square foot living area. Creatively decorated very comfortable. All the conveniences of home yet surrounded by the pristine natural elements of a remote island community. Spacious kitchen, dining and living room, cathedral ceilings, french doors open to a 450 square foot screened front porch with ceiling fans outdoor lighting and music. FREE Wi-Fi
Steps away from the dock on the bay, and a short walk to the beach.
Private dock and boardwalk.
Master bedroom has king-size bed with adjoining bath, TV/Satellite Second bedroom with double bed, third bedroom with set of twin beds, TV/Satellite.
Pack-n-Play, high chair.
GREAT WATER - Fresh water, safe to drink.
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Keywords: Family Home
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Duffy Smith
Mike is born and raised in Florida, Duffy was transplanted at an early age and has 'sand between her toes'. Both of us have loved and enjoyed the Florida coastal waters all of our lives, whether it is fishing, scuba diving, boating, or relaxing on the beach, we truly love the coastal life together along with our children and grandchildren. We have long time friends that fished this area and built and/or bought their own homes here, so when we were invited 20 years ago it was love at first sight. We bought this little piece of salty land 15 years ago, we designed it our selves and a local custom home builder built it 5 years ago. We put many hours of our own sweat & tears into completing our dream ... our island home retreat. This is the only home we have on the island. We do not own or manage any other homes. We hope to retire here some day, in the meantime, we are very happy to share our little slice of paradise with guests who also favor the coastal waters of Florida.
Duffy Smith purchased this House in 2004
Why Duffy Smith chose Placida
Bayside dock access private dock for your boat and community dock for great fishing close easy walk to the beach Best kept cleanest house on the island
What makes this House unique
We find the most unique benefit of our house is the location on the island. We have a nice view of the Bay, magnificent sunrises over the water. We have a private dock and fish cleaning station for boating and fishing, then we have the luxury of the beach only steps away from the house. We have the best of both worlds!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best Vacation Ever
This was one of the most amazing vacations I've ever had-- traveling by boat to a beautiful island, a shell-filled, picturesque beach just a hop down the path, and an amazing house to top it all off made this trip absolutely perfect. The house was not only clean and cute, the owners have thought of EVERYTHING you could possible need, especially if you have children. This is the most family friendly vacation ever, and it made things that much more enjoyable. There is a pack-and-play for babies, plenty of children's movies to choose from, a toy chest, a high chair, and the best part was the screened in porch for the little ones to play on safely and independently.
The kitchen was another part of the house that wowed me-- again, it had everything I could have possibly thought of, it was like cooking in my own home. I have to say, tho, that by far my favorite amenity was the outdoor shower. It is a huge, secluded, warm water shower that is perfect for hosing down all the kids after the beach, or for a late night romantic rendezvous.
Aside from the house, this island was amazing. The water is warm, the beach is filled with shells, and you can watch the sun set into the ocean every evening. There are turtles, cute little lizards, dolphins, manatees, fiddler crabs; and if you rent yourself a golf cart you can cruise all over the island in search of these critters. The house also has a private dock with a dock light for fishing at night. My husband and I caught at least ten or twelve ocean trout, and kept two for grilling.
I could not have had a better vacation, and it is in large part due to the thoughtfulness and care the owners have put into this home. If you want a stress-free, wonderful vacation for the whole family, this is where you want to be.
We are so blessed to have families like yours stay at our island home. We are so happy to be able to share our place with people that so much appreciate and enjoy it. Your comments clearly let us know how much you liked the house and enjoyed your total experience. Thank You! And please come again soon. Mike&Duffy
We just left the island for a long Mother’s Day weekend with family. The home was wonderful and incredibly clean. Duffy was so accomdating with everything. The weather was rainy so we weren’t able to boat as much as we hoped but we sat on the porch and relaxed and found lots of shark’s teeth on the beach. We miss it already.
Two weeks of Florida’s great weather while staying in a great rental!
Property is close to the bay for easy unloading and less than two blocks from the Gulf. The house is excellently decorated and spotless. The owners are tremendous! Our second stay here and it will not be our last. Part of our attraction to the island is the community. Everyone we meet, residents or other renters are just great and very friendly. The boat guys at Pirates are very helpful also, just keep them informed if your schedule changes.
PERFECT GETAWAY FOR FAMILY
My family and I had a wonderful experience staying here for our family vacation! We couldn’t have asked for a more comfortable home away from home to spend a week playing on the beach, watching the beautiful sunsets, relaxing, fishing from the boat dock, and more relaxing! Duffy was very helpful with anything we needed before, during and even after our stay! (She even mailed some clothing that my husband forgetfully left behind!) My 8, 5 and 2 year olds enjoyed everything the home had to offer, fishing nets for the dock, the kayaks for the beach, and we all LOVED the outside shower! We will definitely be back!
Our extended family of 8 (6 adults, two children) stayed in this house for about a week, and it was just perfect! It's beautiful, comfortable, and thoroughly equipped. We've had great experiences with rental homes/apartments all over the world, but this was one of the few where we really felt that we had all the comforts of home. The décor is lovely, the kitchen is fully stocked with equipment you feel very happy to use, everything is spotless and well organized. The kayaks and canoe are in good shape, the beach is beautiful, the island is close enough from mainland that you're just a short trip away from anything you might need, but far enough to really feel like vacation. The owners were easy to communicate with, helpful and really friendly . . . I can't recommend this rental highly enough.
Ultimate in relaxation!
Fantastic rental! Our family stayed over the holidays and loved every minute. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need for meal preparation. Front porch is great for dining, games and relaxing! Kayaks were great for up close viewing of the dolphins. Hosts are so communicative and amazing. Could not have asked for a better place to unwind for the holidays!
Little Gasparilla Island is a private barrier island. There is not a bridge connecting it to the mainland. Our private secluded island is located between Boca Grande and Palm Island. The surrounding islands have additional amenities and attractions which can be reached by boat. Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking
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