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Casual Island getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4 to 6

Easy access to Bay Dock

Washer and Dryer

Excellent fishing, shelling, snorkeling.

Island Getaway: The cottage is a few feet from the bay dock. Unloading and settling in is easy.

Once settled in, there is fishing, exploring the island, walks on the Gulf beach, shelling, and any aquatic adventure you’d care to initiate.

The lack of a bridge means that traffic is by foot, or golf cart (rentals are available). If you want a change of pace, this is definitely one place you should check out.

More Details

Randy Long
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Pets allowed with $25 per pet fee and a $100 refundable deposit per pet No Smoking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Casual Island getaway
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Great house right near the dock!

  • 5 of 5

This little house is great and helps make for a great weekend on the island. This is our second year renting from Randy and he is just a pleasure. He's so easy-going, responsive and nice. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Cottage On Absolutely Beautiful LGI

  • 5 of 5

This was my wife and I first vacation to Florida together,and boy did my wife do her research in picking out the absolute perfect paradise to stay in! Only being married for a couple years,Randy's "Long Haul" cottage was perfect as far as the financial aspect of it.From what I gather,the way he runs things at the cottage allows people like my wife and I to experience a vacation like no other that we wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Randy,but from our email and phone conversations he seems like a great guy who wants everyone to be able to experience this gorgeous island.

Sorry for rambling on....The cottage was perfect for all our needs,it is more than equipped with enough utensils ect to cook and get done with whatever you may need to..The great thing is,is that it is encouraged to leave behind things that obviously you not need to take back home with you ( a bottle of ketchup,mustard ect) so that the next visitors can possibly use these ( and other) items if they choose to.

As far as room in the cottage,there is MORE than enough room for all your needs and the master bed,in our opinion was very comfortable.We didn't have visitors ( or kids,yet) to judge the other bed.The bathroom was just fine and had both a shower/tub combo.Also,even though the a/c were the type that fit in the windows,they were very cold which is a plus when you're down in South Fla.The screened in porch outside on the deck made for a nice place to eat at night and or just relax in the evening to feel the nice Gulf breezes...

Speaking of the Gulf,I just wanted to point out that when the water taxi drops you off at your dock,its literally a 5 min or less walk to the cottage.You're gonna want someone to run up to the cottage to grab the big white barrel so they can wheel it back to the dock,load your grocery's, luggage ect and then use it to get everything to the cottage. This barrel ( or cart?) Has two wheels,so its very easy to roll it even with all your belongings ( you'll see what I mean) The Cottage is in such a great location,being only approx 5 mins to the docks ( water taxi) Tip: if you go down by the dock and hang out for a bit,you're literally guaranteed to see dolphins swimming in the harbor there! We waited 15 mins for the water taxi and saw about 4 or 5 dolphins!

And just to end this- The Gulf Of Mexico! 5 min walk in the opposite direction. Just GO!EVERYDAY! The water is crystal clear,warm and so calm.Its Heaven. I💜LGI

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just call it Gilligans Island-

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely love LGI ( Little Gasparilla Island ). This is our 2nd visit to the island and to Long Haul Cottage. Randy is very nice, the cottage has everything we need for our stay (except baking sheets) & is kept very clean. No frills, just basic and clean. We bring our 3 dogs & 2 children and there is plenty of room. This year, we left the kiddos with grandparents so we could have some adult time. We did bring our dogs. This cottage is less than 3 minutes from the dock and about 5 minutes to the beach. Makes unloading very easy. Suggestion -you do have to prepare your own meals...all of we bring enough food for Saturday night, Sunday & Monday and take the water taxi back to the mainland on Tuesday and purchase for the rest of the week at Winn Dixie in Port Charlotte. We also do any other shopping and/or eat a meal out that day. We find it's much easier to manage all your luggage, food, dogs, kids, supplies etc if we don't bring so much food the first trip. Plus we gauge how much we actually eat. Water makes us hungrier. We also have coolers and use cold bags from grocery store to keep milk etc cold during trip from grocery store to cottage. Of course, you do pay water taxi an extra trip. Also, you have to take your garbage with you so we take whatever we have up to Tuesday. Marina charges $2.50 per bag to put in dumpster. We bring a couple 50 gallon ones to put all our smaller ones inside. Also, I promise you will spend the majority of your time in your bathing suit or pj's. You truly only need your suit, pj's and 1 or 2 pairs of shorts & tshirts. That's it. There is a washer and dryer in the shed. Bring your toiletries, charcoal & a flashlight, minimal clothing, food and your relaxation mode. It's very peaceful, beautiful and fun. The ocean is often as calm as a lake and warmer than bathwater. We see beautiful birds, dolphins, manatees, manterays & wildlife on this island. Keep your dogs leashed...lots of places to lose them in the tropical areas if they see something. We do let ours run free near the ocean. Just have your leash handy in case others have dogs. Remember, there is not a store, not a restaurant, not shopping, not anything here except friendly people and thousands of seashells. So, call or email Randy and reserve your version of Gilligans Island vacation today. If you can disconnect from "the city", you'll love it here. We're already trying to figure out when we can come back next year. Same island, same cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely adorable!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so adorable and cozy! We absolutely loved it! The outside shower was our favorite! The beach was a short walk away and everyone on the island was super friendly. It was such a relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We are in love!

  • 5 of 5

Randy was so kind and inviting. Alice and Rob, who take care of the place, were amazingly helpful and kind to our kids. They even brought them a coconut to each and some shark's teeth to take home. The house was very well kept and clean. We were able to BBQ each night and sit out on the now screened in deck to read at night. They also have installed an ethernet cable for internet access. It was a great stay, we are already looking at booking our next vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time of our lives!!!! The house was absolutely adorable!!! Pictures do not do it justice. The place was spotless and had everything you could want or need!!! Randy was a dream to work with and Linda was an amazing help on so many things from luggage to bug spray that we forgot:( We plan to come back in October for a end of the year vacation!!! Can't wait love the Island and this home!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
100 Metres

Little Gasparilla is an Island getaway. There are no bridges to the island, so, if you won't have a boat, a water taxi can be used.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

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