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Island Beach Home - Larger than most, Modern, 2 Master Bdrm, 3 Full Baths

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful house, accessible by private boat or water taxi service.

Beach/island house on tropical, island. ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY WATER TAXI SERVICE. Our vacation retreat is nestled in the palms only 4 houses from the Gulf beach on one side and the private dock slip on the bay side. The island has 6 miles of secluded, white sparkling beach, world class fishing, shelling, shark tooth hunting, nature walks and breathtaking sunsets (See Attached Pictures). Located on the SW coast of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico..

Very bright and spacious!! Our home has everything you could wish for during your stay. Enter our 300 sq. ft. screened porch with ceiling fans, hammock and comfy furniture. French doors open to soaring 24 ft ceilings, full laundry rm., all modern amenities, decorator -tile ,kitchen ,furnishings, fireplace .Hurricane proof built,!! County water, not well or cisterns. You can rock yourself to sleep as you watch the osprey in the surrounding palms, listen to soft music or read that book you’ve been wanting to get to.


Holidays Extra.... 2 queen-sized beds and 4 twins, plus sofa bed [ over 2 adults + 3 chldrn ...extra daily fee. depending on dates .. 3 full baths; house is under full central air and county water. Spacious, fully equipped kitchen, large living rm., breakfast bar, formal dining rm., separate Laundry rm. All rooms furnished for comfort and beauty. Main rooms are tiled and entered through multiple French doors…. Numerous windows allow the beautiful outside in. The house is among the trees Large screen. TV, DVD, CD, satellite TV, linens, towels, ice cream maker, hairdryer, movies, sand toys, rafts, books, beach chairs, beach umbrella, board games, blender, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher/dryer, fireplace, charcoal grill, all kitchen needs. Fishing poles and tackle box with bait bucket, two kayaks with life jackets, fire pit for your campfires, hammock, deck under house with Large propane gas grill, seating, table, shelling/craft area, and much more. Our boat slip will accommodate a 23-Ft. boat.

Golf carts and boats are available to rent as well as availability for water taxi service for commuting the 5-minute ride to the mainland. All you bring are clothes, groceries, sunscreen and your excitement for an unbelievably relaxing family memory building time. No Stores Or Restaurants On The Island..but 5 min boat ride

On the mainland you will find at least 75 restaurants, golf courses, shopping, video stores, marinas all within a short driving distance if you wish to take time away from your island home. If fishing is your wish, this world famous fishing spot is full of tarpon, snook, red-fish, trout, flounder, snapper and more. Take your boat, fish from the dock or shore or charter a fishing trip with one of our professional guides. Swimming in the tranquil, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, snorkeling or floating on one of our rafts will ease your stress. Sea turtles, gopher tortoises, dolphins, island birds, no roads (only sand paths), no cars.

Share our paradise with us once and it will call to you and your family in your dreams forever more.

Activities: If fishing is your wish, this world famous fishing spot is full of tarpon, snook, redfish, trout, flounder, snapper and shrimp. Take your boat, fish from the dock or shore or charter a fishing trip with one of our professional guides. Swimming in the tranquil, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, snorkeling or floating on one of our rafts will ease your stress. Sea turtles, gopher tortoises, dolphins, island birds, abundant shells or sharks teeth will entertain your walk along the pristine 7 miles of island beach. Share our paradise with us once, and it will call to you and your family in your dreams forever more!

Area: Water Taxi: $20.00

per group of two people per trip to or from mainland [ from or to our dock]

Keywords: Gulf of Mexico Island Beach House

More Details

Cynthia Dyrcz
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Cynthia Dyrcz

Stan & I designed & built this house upon moving from up north 8 years ago as our future retirement home and ongoing vacation home for our family. Stan works as an Manufacturing Engineer in Gainesville 3 hours away and I am a retired teacher. Most of the year one or both of us are on the island in our house as well as our family members. My favorite things to do are making pottery/crafts and jewelry...reading...walking the beach for sea shells or fossils and gardening. Stan likes to fish and kayak. We have two adult sons and the youngest made us promise we would always keep the island house .

Why Cynthia Dyrcz chose Placida

Fully modern, large house with all amenities. Very bright with large windows and French doors , complete large kitchen. Everything is clean, bright and modern. Our house is on two lots with its own fire pit , a new oak staircase takes you to the soaring new 3rd. floor second master bdrm. Through french doors you enter an enormous master bedroom with a view over the treetops of the Gulf waters. This is not a typical rental but our home to share with a few of you. Everything is left for you to use as we do when we are there. Comfortable furniture,carpets on designer tile, large screened porch and downstairs decking, professional propane grill..full laundry room, internet and kayaks available , fresh herbs : mint, dill, rosemary,oregano waiting for you to pick. Landscaped...all amenities included you only need bring bathing suits, and food. I leave spices, oils, coffee, sugar, and condiments.

Two hammocks, puzzles, games, movies, sound system, three satellite TVs, Cd players and music. Quiet sand path residential homes, a minute walk to dunes leading to quiet , almost private beach for you and your family. Sometimes when I walk the beach for miles I see no one else.

What makes this house unique

Large , clean, modern 3 bdrm 3 bath house with gardens, fire pit area, fireplace, laundry room, large propane barbecue grill, WI FI and Kayaks available for small fee as well as pets allowed. Ice and water in refrigerator door all double filtered. Convection microwave, full sized modern appliances. Everything included !!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 -
    1st Floor (deck under home) - outdoor shower
  • 3.5+ Details. Main bathroom main floor- modern tiled with tub and shower 2nd bathroom in- queen master suite - modern tiled full shower 3rd bathroom in 3rd flr master suite - tile floors- full shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in main livingroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large bedroom looking out over tops of palm trees
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private full bath looking out at palms
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , View of palms has highchair in closet some fishing gear
  • Queen size Beds (2) Second floor has 1 master bedroom suite with queen & private bath. Also, additional bedroom with Two bunk beds and Day bed with trundle and full main bath. Third floor has new very large bedroom suite with queen bed , sitting area, 3rd full bathroom and view of the gulf waters through the trees., Livingroom has Queen Sealy Posturpedic Sofa Bed. Rates are for six people..extra fee for 8.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
FISHING POLES WITH TACKLE BOX AND BAIT BUCKET FOR YOUR USE. FIRE PIT FOR YOUR CAMPFIRES ON SITE RENT amount will be confirmed upon speaking with the owner, Holidays and high season dates vary. OWNER ALWAYS SPEAKS TO RENTERS BEFORE FINALIZING RESERVATION WITH YOU as well as answering any questions.


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Island Beach Home - Larger than most, Modern, 2 Master Bdrm, 3 Full Baths
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 39 reviews

An excellent fit for our family of 6

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the island very much. House was very accommodating for our family of 6 and our 12 pound dog.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Augustine, FL

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are just returning from LGI, where we had a great family vacation! So great to unwind and unplug. The house was well suited for our family of four. It was an easy walk to the dock or the beach. The kayaks were great fun. On our final day, our kiddos asked when we could return! Thank you for sharing your home with us, Stan & Cindy!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

Family beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

Well stocked great location. Lots of activities to do.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. We loved the location the house is beautiful and having three bathrooms was perfect. Rent the kayaks they are totally worth the extra fee. The harbor was such fun. We followed dolphins in our kayaks for over 45 minutes! The owners are responsive and kind. We are already scheduled to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location - lovely house

  • 4 of 5

We just got back from our trip to Little Gasparilla. First time to the island, but I'm sure not our last! So peaceful, slightly rustic, but close to civilization. Great fishing and beach combing. Great for family time. We brought our two dogs who had just as much fun. Cindy was great to work with - so accessible and accommodating. The house is very well stocked and furnished. Beds were very comfortable. Nice supply of beach toys and accessories so no need to bring your own. Another nice and unexpected touch was that she takes care to stock plenty of toiletry essentials and paper goods which is rare in my experience with other rentals, but very welcome in a location where everything must be brought in by boat.

The house will sleep up to 8, but is really more comfortable for four as that is really all that the living room will comfortably seat. Also, be aware that because of the open design, noise travels a lot, particularly for those in the upstairs loft room. Not a criticism, because the inside of the home is lovely, but an important point if you have those in your party who might be early or much later to bed or wake! There is also a glass paned set of French doors to the loft bedroom, which does limit privacy a bit. We thought the location was just perfect - equal distance between the beach and the dock. We rented the two kayaks and had much fun with them, both from the beach and out back in the mangroves. I would not hesitate to stay here again, both on the island, and at the Dolphin Pass house. Thanks agsin, Stan and Cindy!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House inside and out!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house labor day weekend with another family. The house was more than accommodating for the 8 of us (4 of which are teen kids). We had a great time and loved the location half way between the beach and boat docks. Can't wait to stay here again in 2016.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing our house with your family. You took great care of everything . Please use the discount I mailed you for your next stay..we look forward to next year. Have a happy, healthy year until then for you and the whole family group! Cindy and Stan
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Sarasota or Ft. Meyers airport 35 min.away,
Car: not necessary

True island surrounded by salt water [ Gulf of Mexico and Bay ] Dolphins, Manatees, Birds, World Famous Fishing, Beautiful, Quiet miles of Beach, Dock slip for your use. Kayak paradise, Shallow calm gulf waters , Great shelling. Local art and seafood feasts. Island events such as July 4th golf cart parade.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
WIFI FEE $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

HOLIDAYS EXTRA FEE ASK ME !!! Optional WIFI available at $25.00 for unlimited data. PLEASE do speak with me to give you all additional information. Cynthia Dyrcz 941-625-0499 or 727-641-8250 Thank you. I WILL MAIL OUT YOUR SPECIFIC RENTAL AGREEMENT AND INFORMATION PACKAGE WHEN YOU E_MAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS AND ALL CONTACT INFORMATION AND FULL LIST OF WHO WILL BE STAYING AT MY HOUSE WITH YOU>

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.