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Bayfront Home, Private Dock, 6 Kayaks, canoe, paddle boards, WiFi, pet friendly

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Jib and Teresa Davidson
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Jib and Teresa Davidson

We hope to make your stay at our home as pleasant as can be. We live in Gainesville, Fl. We have been married since 1978 and our love in life is enjoying life. We are both graduates of the University of Florida with degrees in Forestry. We have two sons who we adore deeply and are so proud of. One is a graduate of the University of North Florida and one is a graduate of the University of Florida

Jib and Teresa Davidson purchased this house in 2003

Why Jib and Teresa Davidson chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Teresa has been coming to Little Gasparilla Island since she was 14 years old. Her parents bought their house, which is right next to Gasparilla Villa in 1968.

What makes this house unique

Little Gasparilla Island is a part of Florida most folks do not to experience. If you like shopping malls and restaurants and lots of tourist activities, this is not the place for you. If you like to fish, enjoy swimming, shelling and sun bathing with little to no folks on the beach, then this is the place for you. We look forward to hosting you and your family.

Amenities

Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cottage Bathroom - toilet , shower , bottom level of the house and a short walk from the cottage
  • Each bathroom has a sink and cabinet for storage.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    One Room Cottage - 1 double , Has a window AC unit, small refrig, microwave and coffee pot
    Fold out couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in main living area
  • Master and second bedroom have closet and dresser with a private bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 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
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pet friendly, smoking permitted outside only.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Bayfront Home, Private Dock, 6 Kayaks, canoe, paddle boards, WiFi, pet friendly
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Had the best time. Never thought of politics, tv, bills, etc. Just amazing. We will be going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you had a great stay and we look forward to hosting you and your family again on a future vacation. Jib and Teresa
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5

Amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about how amazing this family vacation was. The property was perfect, the hospitality was beyond compaire and the island exceeded my expectations of a tropical paradise. Before we were home we were already talking about when we can come back. Thank you for sharing your paradise with us.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed our tropical paradise. We look forward to hosting you and your family in the future. Thanks.
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5

Never want to leave...

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for a permanent vacation!!!! Lol

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't agree more. Visit anytime.
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💗💗💗

  • 4 of 5

Honestly... It was a really great time. It was a staycation for us as we live about an hour away. People were so nice. Loved the neighbors. And, the fact that we could bring our dog was awesome! The property was great could use a few updates but who cares! Everything that you could possibly want or use was there. Couldn't get the TV to work until the very last day but once again - didn't matter. Gulf waters were beautiful and we had the chance to add to our shark teeth collection. Already talking about coming back! The only downside was that we did not catch a single fish lol! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We are working hard on making improvements. Just today we added new sheets and comforters for the bedrooms. Also got a new rug for the kitchen (couldn't believe how the old one looked so bad once we replaced it). The outdoor Lanai also got a good scrubbing. Lots to do on our to do list. We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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4

Unique Vibe

  • 4 of 5

Little Gasparilla Island is more like a Caribbean island experience than your typical Florida experience. The lack of cars, stores, concrete and other signs of modernity results in a unique laid back vibe. The convenience of the dock and proximity to the fabulous white sand beach was great. The cottage is extremely well equipped.

One criticism would be the carpet in the bedrooms and second bath. Not a fan of carpeting, particularly in bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 bridgeless barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico along Florida's west coast.

Other Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, shelling, sun bathing

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Rates & Availability

Placida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
3 Nights
Apr 27 2017 - Oct 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$192
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150
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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