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Jib and Teresa Davidson

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Bayfront Home, Private Dock, 6 Kayaks, canoe, Internet, guest cottage

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Placida House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 3 BA Home, Sleeps 6 (min 5 adults) Accept Credit Cards

Looking for a uniquely wonderful vacation that offers miles of an almost deserted beach, the ultimate in fishing, and lots of privacy, quiet times, and a glimpse of yesterday's Florida? Gasparilla Villa offers this and more. You have found a true island paradise for beach goers and fisherman alike. Your family and friends will never forget this wonderful experience.

Gasparilla Villa is tucked into mangroves and palms on the bay side of a quiet bridgeless barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico next to Boca Grande.

The Boca Grande area is world famous for its quality fishing and hosts one of the finest backwater flats in Florida. With a choice of bay fishing, surf and deep sea fishing, almost anything goes. Try your fishing skills on tarpon, snook, redfish, mullet, mackerel, red snapper and grouper. Gasparilla Villa has its own private dock, a newly expanded deck and covered fish cleaning table and lots of freezer space. Leave your fishing gear on the boat.

For the beach comber, there are miles and miles of almost deserted pristine beach with no condos, stores or gift shops. Abundant shells await with swimming and shore birds only a three minute walk away. At sunset, it is an island tradition to always be on the beach with your favorite beverage to watch the dramatic show and try to spot the elusive green flash.

Snorkel, kayak, canoe or sail in the waters that surround the island. Rent a golf cart and explore the miles of nature trails and roads. There is even a local captain that will give you and your guests a scenic tour. There are several excellent restaurants available by water taxi or your own boat for some of the finest seafood on the Gulf Coast. Numerous golf courses surround the area on the mainland.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by your personal island mate who will acquaint you with the Villa and the Island. Your island mate will be available all week to meet your needs.

A water taxi is available for transportation is you do not own a boat.

House Description: Two story with upstairs main living space. Two bedrooms upstairs (one king one with twin beds), living/dining room with kitchen. Two bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs is a large screened room with sitting/play area, large table that seats 8, large frig/freezer, washer/dryer, bathroom with shower. Immediately adjacent to the house is a one room cottage with fold out couch, TV/VCR/DVD, small refrig, microwave, coffee maker.

Small john boat and canoe on property for your use.

Amenities: Central Air and Heat, ceiling fans, screened porch, 3 minute walk to beach, deck and deck furniture, beach chairs, beach towels, lines provided, separate air conditioned one room cottage, private dock, dishes/utensils provided, separate fish cleaning house, screened in room with porch furniture, large table and play area. Blender, coffee maker, propane grill and BBQ utensils, stove with oven, hair dryer, toaster, 2 full refrigerators with freezers, two microwaves, dishwasher, washer, dryer, propane smoker, garbage disposal. Alarm clocks, three TV's, two VCR's, two DVD players, radio/CD/Tape player, canoe, small john boat, VCR movies, DVD movies, games and puzzles. There are 4 Kayaks available with seat, paddles and kayak life vests.

For the beach comber, there are miles and miles of almost deserted pristine beach with no condos, stores or gift shops. Abundant shells await with swimming and shore birds only a three minute walk away. At sunset, it is an island tradition to always be on the beach with your favorite beverage to watch the dramatic show and try to spot the elusive green flash.

Snorkel, kayak, canoe or sail in the waters that surround the island. Rent a golf cart and explore the miles of nature trails and roads. There is even a local captain that will give you and your guests a scenic tour. There are several excellent restaurants available by water taxi or your own boat for some of the finest seafood on the Gulf Coast. Numerous golf courses surround the area on the mainland.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by your personal island mate who will acquaint you with the Villa and the Island. Your island mate will be available all week to meet your needs.

A water taxi is available for transportation is you do not own a boat.

House Description: Two story with upstairs main living space. Two bedrooms upstairs (one king one with twin beds), living/dining room with kitchen. Two bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs is a large screened room with sitting/play area, large table that seats 8, large frig/freezer, washer/dryer, bathroom with shower. Immediately adjacent to the house is a one room cottage with fold out couch, TV/VCR/DVD, small refrig, microwave, coffee maker.

Small john boat and canoe on property for your use.

If more than 6 individuals, there will be an additional charge of $100/person.

Amenities: Central Air and Heat, ceiling fans, screened porch, 3 minute walk to beach, deck and deck furniture, beach chairs, beach towels, lines provided, separate air conditioned one room cottage, private dock, dishes/utensils provided, separate fish cleaning house, screened in room with porch furniture, large table and play area. Blender, coffee maker, propane grill and BBQ utensils, stove with oven, hair dryer, toaster, 2 full refrigerators with freezers, two microwaves, dishwasher, washer, dryer, propane smoker, garbage disposal. Alarm clocks, three TV's, two VCR's, two DVD players, radio/CD/Tape player, canoe, small john boat, VCR movies, DVD movies, games and puzzles. There are 4 Kayaks available with seat, paddles and kayak life vests.

Activities: Swim, boat, hike, sun and fun, fish from dock or hire a fishing charter. Boat rentals also available.

Area: Several restaurants available by boat or water taxi.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jib and Teresa Davidson (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Bayfront Home, Private Dock, 6 Kayaks, canoe, Internet, guest cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay on little Gasparilla island. Nice dock, beds were comfortable, kitchen fully furnished. If you are looking for an island house to vacation on, especially for fishing this is the place. Cleaning table is provided, and the dock is directly in front of the house so you can easily monitor your boat throughout the day and night, and loading and offloading your equipment is much easier as well. Will stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great property, great location. Plenty of water toys and places to spread out and relax. Updated master bath, kitchen. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had a great time and hope to host you and your family in the future. Stay Warm!
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5

Thanksgiving Week

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation here was fantastic! It was our first time going there and we will definintely go back. When we arrived, the house was clean and ready. Everything that was included - even all the outside canoes, kayaks, etc. were great to have. We really didn't need anything but our personal items. The kitchen was fully stocked, everything was exactly as it was described. The island is wonderful and our kids loved it. The fishing was great, as they fished every single day almost all day long. The neighbors were very nice, even gave us some fish they were smoking all day and people along the beach were very friendly. The owners were very nice and helpful as well. No noise, just peaceful and beautiful. It was a great getaway. We would love to take a boat next time, as everyone down there depends on their boats to get around. The beach was the absolute best part! There were just tons and tons of shells to go through, more than I have ever seen on any beach. It wasn't ever crowded, just so peaceful and relaxing. It was also a great place and beach for the little dog we always take with us. We absolutely cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time at the island!

  • 5 of 5

We place was amazing. We loved the fact that it was located away from all the spring break madness. The villa was as described and the pictures are accurate. The canoe was used many times and we spent a great deal of time fishing off the dock. The nature around us was unforgettable, we even had dolphins playing by the dock. The 3 min walk to the beach was never an issue. The island mates were great at taking care of any issues that arose. The owners did a great job at giving us information to help plan our trip. If your planning on staying the villa, all I can say is to make sure you plan your meals and take a little more than you think because taking the water taxi a few times can get expensive. The grill could use some TLC but it did the job as we used it almost everyday. Don't forget to stop by the fish market near the marina for some excellent fish. We look forward to staying there again next year. Thanks Teresa

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the excellent feedback. We are thrilled that you and your family had a great and memorable vacation. We also appreciate the heads up on the grill. Being around salt water it certainly takes it toll early. We hope to host you and your family in the future.
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5

Wonderful place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

What an idyllic setting! The house was not ostentatious but impeccably clean with everything you'd need for beach-going fun (kids' toys, beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards). Don't miss the kayaks either (2 kids' and 4 adults' when we were there). The dock is wonderful: we would sit out there for most meals and enjoy the waterbirds, mullet and osprey. From the dock, the only noise is the wildlife and you can hardly see any signs of modern worries (the Boca Grande causeway is WAY off in the distance). A short path (3 min walk, tops), only steps from the house takes you directly to the gulf beach right at the edge of the Don Pedro Nature Reserve so the beach is wonderfully barren; you could walk for 30 minutes and only pass one or two other people.

The owners were very helpful and provided quick response to all questions. Our "Island Mates", the next-door neighbors, Phyllis and Charles were also great. They were a font of information if you wanted it but were non-intrusive otherwise. The property is planted in native vegetation which made it particularly appealing to those wanting to experience the real Florida.

The boat ride to/from the marina takes about 15 min. Unless you have your own boat, this is not an action-packed vacation place. The beach, the sound and the island are about all there is to do but if that's what you're looking for, it's a wonderful retreat.

And while the cleaning requirements are rigorous, they seemed reasonable considering that you'd want a house that clean if you were going to be the next people renting it.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you found our property up to your liking and that you found it everything you expected. One other activity that folks like to do is fish and fishing off the dock can be extremely gratifying. We do offer an optional cleaning service for $100. We have chosen not to increase our rental rates so you can opt to clean it yourselves. We appreciate your feedback and hope you consider us again in your future vacation plans.
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A relaxing place

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect antidote to Orlando. A very well appointed and looked after property. The dosk was a wonderful place to relax, fish see dolphins and manatees. The Island hosts were a great help as well as being lovely people. The kayaks make a huge difference and we all enjoyed exploring in them. The only negative I would suggest is that the extra cleaning requirements are almost impossible to achieve on check out day. I think it would be fairer to include some of these tasks in the rental price.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Ft. Myers, Fl; Sarasota, Fl
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Gasparilla Villa is located 100 miles south of Tampa, 50 miles south of Sarasota and 50 miles northwest of Ft. Myers in Florida on the west coast. It is approx 15 miles north of the famous Boca Grande pass, home of some of the best Tarpon fishing in the World.

Little Gasparilla Island is a bridge less barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico along Florida's west coast.

Other Activities: Kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Placida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Aug 15 2016 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,150
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Your account must be paid in full 30 days prior to your arrival. If your reservation is made with less than 30 days before your arrival date, then the total amount is due. You can always call at the last minute, as one never knows if there is a sudden vacancy or not.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Fold out couch in living room, fold out couch in guest cottage. Bedroom 3 - 1 Sleep Sofa /Futon Bedroom 4 - 1 Sleep Sofa /Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Jon boat with oars. Canoe plus 4 kayaks. Smoking permitted outside.

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