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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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 full 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

Patti Workman
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

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 Placida

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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Placida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 , combination tub/shower
  • Also an outside open shower for rinsing off after day on the beach!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving


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'Paradise Found' - 'Like New' Gulf-View Beach House -Steps From the Water!
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

Peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very cute house just steps from beach. Reserve those water taxis in advance if you plan on going out. Lol. Those guys were great and accommodating. Thanks for the use of your house. It was a nice getaway weekend!!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The title really says it. The place was absolutely perfect for our family of 4. The kitchen was well equipped, everything was comfortable and neat, and the location could not have been better! I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time at this house. It is 20 paces to the beach so it is a 5 star location for sure. The house is well appointed and tidy. It is a double bed in the master which is the only downfall of this house. but we really like the location so we keep coming back.

If you are looking to unplug and have a quiet getaway I would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoy this cottage and location - we love repeat guests! I will do a double check when I come down this month, but I have always purchased queen linens for the master bedroom. I'll update the listing and/or the bedroom set if it's not a queen. I did follow-up and it is only a full - I will be looking into replacing with a queen as soon as I can get help to get one onto the Island.
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We really liked the home. The beds were comfortable, the two screened in porches gave everybody time to be by themselves if they wanted, just two houses away from the beach was wonderful. It had most amenities one needs. The owner had prepared us well for what we needed to bring. Would love to stay there again.

Ines Hoster

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always try to send lots of info before your arrival so you will be well-prepared and really enjoy your time on the Island!
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Great Place to get unplugged

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great - house is well positioned and appointed. Everything u need for a relaxing beach vacation is available in this rental - minus the good food and good company. The beach is awesome and you can walk for miles. One things to consider please make sure whatever u bring is easily transported through sand. The distance from dock to house isn't far but can be quite a work out.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hopefully you were able to use the large pull cart we provide at the cottage to help with your luggage and groceries. I've done that walk many times and (although less than a block), I know it can be tiring when you are just getting in from a long travel day and excited about beginning your vacation! Your proximity to the gulf waters make it worth it. There are a couple of options for checking in assistance on the "Area Info and Important #'s page", that may be a help if you have a lot of gear.
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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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
Guests over 25 please or families.

Master Card and Visa Accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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