Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Rebecca or Kristin
About Rebecca or Kristin
For the past 25 years we have resided in Virginia, most of that in Arlington, a suburb of Washington, DC. Rebecca grew up vacationing on Little Gasparilla Island and we began bringing our own family here many years ago. With the kids grown and 'work from anywhere' technology, we are now full-time residence in our bay home on Little Gasparilla at Osprey Point. Heck, why not?
Rebecca or Kristin purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Rebecca or Kristin chose Placida
Little Gasparilla is a unique and beautiful island, a delightful bit of the 'Old Florida' that is so hard to find these days. It's off the beaten path, very quiet, yet always very interesting. Sunrises, sunsets, and everything in between. Nature just seems to know how to put on a show. We really appreciate the fact that you need to take a boat to get here. It's part of the adventure. There's something about that boat ride that just makes everyday stress and the 'busyness of life' quickly fade away . This beach cottage is the most recent addition to 'Osprey Point', a private enclave at the north end of Little Gasparilla Island. With lots of open space, mangrove lagoons, palm trees, boardwalks and two docks to complement the beautiful beach (all bordered by protected nature preserves), Osprey Point is simply a wonderful place to be.
What makes this Cottage unique
This house stands by itself. . .literally. A mile of completely natural beach (no houses) and 6 additional miles of nearly natural beach lie right outside the door. Because of our uniquely natural setting we enjoy an abundance of wildlife, native palms and plants, and open spaces not generally found on the island. And this cottage has lots of porches and decks from which to enjoy the view and Florida sunshine in near-total seclusion, surrounded by nature. Yet it's really not that far from the mainland attractions and services.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The beach cottage and location was an absolute dream. I've wanted to have a vacation away from all the tourist traps and this is it. Paradise!
The beach cottage was perfect for our family. It’s a great place to unwind and get away from the hassle of everyday life.
Awesome stay, very private, quiet, the perfect getaway. Everything you need or expect of a beach getaway met our expectations tens times over, just the fact of it's location was perfect. Very clean, easy in and out boat dock and the fishing was awesome.
This beach cottage provided even more than we expected. The close encounters with nature were incredible. We could not have picked a better spot to getaway.
SECLUDED BEACH COTTAGE (this says it all)
Our 10-day vacation on Little Gasparilla Island in celebration of our 44th wedding anniversary was incredible! The beauty, tranquility, and peaceful atmosphere provided us with the downtime and slower pace that we were needing so badly. The accommodations were wonderful and spotlessly clean, and the hosts were so eager to make sure we were comfortable and had everything that we needed. We communicated several times during our stay, and they responded quickly and gave us tips on how to make our stay even more enjoyable. We used the single and double kayaks that were provided and soaked in the serenity of the bay. We also rented a boat for three days to explore the area and took advantage of those days to dock at different marinas and eat at some awesome restaurants. During one of our excursions we were so excited to see adult and baby dolphins swimming and playing and even saw a giant manatee float right by the boat. Our most unexpected surprise was during one of our nightly walks on the beach when a huge sea turtle was making its way through the sand for nesting. We so wish we could go back to see those baby turtles hatch! The private deck on the beach with chairs and umbrellas was so nice to use and the uncrowded beach absolutely wonderful! At times, we were the only people on the beach as far as the eye could see. We have visited many different beaches through the years and have always enjoyed the ocean atmosphere, but Little Gasparilla is the best by far. There is nothing we would change about our visit here, EXCEPT, to stay longer. Thank you Rebecca and Andy for sharing your paradise with us!
Little Gasparilla Island is a perfect place to get away from everything and relax with lots of privacy. We spent hours by the water and never saw more than 5 other people as far as we could see up or down the beach. The views from the Beach House are amazing! Be sure to pack groceries and enjoy grilling on the deck under the glow of a setting sun. We would love to stay again.
Almost all imaginable Florida-type activities (golf, tennis, theme parks, restaurants, cinemas, spas, museums, parasailing, etc.) are available on the nearby mainland. Little Gasparilla Island itself has no commercial activities.
Guests have access to the property's kayaks, ping pong, foosball, and bumper pool tables, basic fishing gear, beach gear, and other recreational gear.
Arrangements can also be made for on-site or on-island activities such as:
massage and spa sessions,
special catered meals (fish fry, crab boil, BBQ, breakfast/brunch, etc.),
boat and jet ski rental,
golf cart rental,
guided fishing trips,
guided nature walks,
sea turtle patrols,
sailing, boating, and kayaking excursions,
sea plane tours, etc.