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'Paradise Found' - 'Like New' Gulf-View Beach House -Steps From the Water!

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Beach Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

'Paradise Found'

'Like New' beautifully decorated STILT home on a private, bridgeless island just a few yards from 7 miles of secluded, unspoiled beaches. Enjoy beautiful views of the gulf and sunsets from two screened lanais .

Sounds of the surfs are endless, yet serene, as you nap or are in for a good nights sleep. It is the paradise you’ve been looking for. The fun and sun - whether you are enjoying the beautiful beaches or some of the best Snook and Tarpon fishing in Florida. Great shelling -Sanibel without the crowds!

Little Gasparilla Island has no roads, only winding sand paths to be explored by foot or golf cart. It is accessible only by boat and just a few minutes from the mainland.

So, come enjoy this beautiful paradise getaway.

Amenities: Accommodations for four adults or two adults and three small children. First bedroom has a queen size bed; the second bedroom has two twins. There are ceiling fans in all rooms and lanais. Open kitchen is well equipped with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and dishes/utensils. Other features include gas BBQ grill, all linens, washer & dryer, TV with satellite, DVD, radio/CD player. Supplied by city water system with drinkable tap water.

No Pets Please and No Smoking Inside!

Golf cart rentals available on the Island.

Just bring your food and other personal needs. We have all the comforts of home to make your vacation wonderful.

Activities: Enjoy fishing and collecting shells and sharks teeth along the beach.

'Ghostcrabs' can be seen scurrying along the beaches and loggerhead turtles come up from the gulf during nesting season to lay their eggs. Pelicans and dolphins are abundant in the gulf and bay and you can frequently see manatees in the bay.

Shopping, golf and many fine restaurants are close by on the mainland.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Patti Workman
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Patti Workman

I find nothing more relaxing than being near the water, and my home and vacation cottages are all just steps away. Just retired after 31 years in education, I am looking forward to more time in 'Paradise'!

Patti Workman purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Patti Workman chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

About ten years ago we heard of a 'Little Island' that was accessible only by boat. After a little research we found it, made a trip down from NJ and purchased our cottage the next day. We have loved every minute we spend on the Island and enjoy sharing our vacation paradise with others. Many repeat guests are creating family traditions at 'Miss Patti's' cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sitting down and trying to get back in touch with real life after a great week in your quiet corner o the world. Just what we had in mind and made great by your careful, clear instructions and your attention to providing for every day-to-day need at the house. The house was spotless when we got there and everything from the grill to a flashlight (which I forgot) worked, no small thing to produce from a distance.

Thank you. We loved it.

Feb 2010
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'Paradise Found' - 'Like New' Gulf-View Beach House -Steps From the Water!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Paradise on LG

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our visit to LG. Patti was wonderful to work with and to chat with as well. Had forgotten some toiletries to bring no problem she came and dropped them off. Home was perfect and so close the beautiful swimming beach. Sunsets were gorgeous, had fun renting a golf cart and talking to our neighbors. O and of coarse relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Paradise found was an amazing beach house! It was very clean, the air conditioning was excellent specially on the hot Florida summer! The beds were very comfortable (I would have prefer a bigger bed in the main room) and clean. It was great having a washer and dryer to do a few loads during our stay ;) my kids loved playing with the beach toys and boogie boards. Thank you so much for sharing your beach cottage with our little family, paradise found was the perfect house for us and we hope we come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for anything better, we had a wonderful vacation .. we will back!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Repeat guests are the best!
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Beautiful beach home!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and very courteous property owner. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Overdue long weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

We love Little Gasparilla Island, and Patti's Paradise Found was perfect for our getaway. The house was easy to find and get to from the dock especially with Patti's thorough directions. The gulf view from the balcony off both bedrooms was stunning and the grille on the front balcony was perfect for family dinners. The house provided everything we needed for a great trip and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I went to Little Gasparilla Island to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. My husband had never been to the island and I had never stayed at this location. It turned out to be perfect! My husband fell in love with the island and I was very happy with the house! The house and all the amenities were just as Patti said they would be. It was so relaxing and beautiful. The location of the house was convenient and was equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed it so much that my husband is ready to book next year's vacation. Thank you for your hospitality and professionalism!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Enjoy Fishing, and Shelling on the island, Children will love to collect sharks teeth and sand dollars and watch the 'ghost crabs' scurry on the beach, For the fisherman, Little Gasparilla is just north of Gasparilla pass near Boca Grande, the Tarpon 'fishing capital' of the world, Golfing, Boat Charters, and Cruises are available nearby on mainland


Rates & Availability

Placida Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

$150-$200 per night - $600 minimum for up to 4 nights.
Plus 7% state tax and 5% tourist tax.

Longer rentals available at a discount.

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Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • Also an outside open shower for rinsing off after day on the beach!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving

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