3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 6
About Duffy Smith
Mike is born and raised in Florida, Duffy was transplanted at an early age and has 'sand between her toes'. Both of us have loved and enjoyed the Florida coastal waters all of our lives, whether it is fishing, scuba diving, boating, or relaxing on the beach, we truly love the coastal life together along with our children and grandchildren. We have long time friends that fished this area and built and/or bought their own homes here, so when we were invited 20 years ago it was love at first sight. We bought this little piece of salty land 15 years ago, we designed it our selves and a local custom home builder built it 5 years ago. We put many hours of our own sweat & tears into completing our dream ... our island home retreat. This is the only home we have on the island. We do not own or manage any other homes. We hope to retire here some day, in the meantime, we are very happy to share our little slice of paradise with guests who also favor the coastal waters of Florida.
Duffy Smith purchased this House in 2004
Why Duffy Smith chose Placida
Bayside dock access private dock for your boat and community dock for great fishing close easy walk to the beach Best kept cleanest house on the island
What makes this House unique
We find the most unique benefit of our house is the location on the island. We have a nice view of the Bay, magnificent sunrises over the water. We have a private dock and fish cleaning station for boating and fishing, then we have the luxury of the beach only steps away from the house. We have the best of both worlds!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Clean and great amenities
Great rental place. Owner made us feel right at home. Everything was just as advertised
Great location. Loved being on a "private island". Enjoyed use of kayaks and canoe - perfect for a party of 4. Spent hours on beach looking for shark teeth. Easily accessed from Tampa Airport. House had everything we needed. Well stocked kitchen. Would come back.
Even better than reviews said!!!
My husband and I just finished 3 delightful weeks in this wonderful house. I don’t know where to start. It is a very comfortable place to stay. Duffy the owner has really thought of everything from a well equipped kitchen , a wonderful screened in porch with plenty of comfy seating, kids books and toys, new washer and dryer , comfy king size bed in MBR and more. It’s a shady 3 minute walk to a gorgeous beach and I never got tired of looking over the bay from the porch.
Duffy was fantastic.
We took a blind leap when we booked this house 9 months ago. We’d never even heard of Little Gasparilla Island, but the reviews of this house were fantastic and we decided to take a chance The owners and renters on the island are unfailingly friendly and it’s the kind of place where you don’t lock your doors.
Just realize that the only way to the island is a water taxi or your own boat. We rented a boat.
Thank you Duffy, we’ll be back next year !
Thank You Barbara! We so much enjoyed hosting your family in our island home. We are so blessed to have families like you choose to stay in our place. You all were so thoughtful and conscientious towards our home, the island, and neighbors. The Linton Family from Tennessee will always be welcome in our home!! Till we meet again....
Felt like home, but with beautiful beach on a quiet island
Many of the reviews mention how "comfortable" this home is on Little Gasparilla Island for good reason. It's perfectly situated between the bay and beach. The furnishings are perfect for lounging on, the kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meals, and the decor was tastefully nautical. The owners were very helpful and checked in with us via text most days. Their directions and guidance was very helpful. LGI is a gem on the gulf, as is this vacation rental. We'll be back for sure.
Thanks George! You guys are the best!! Thank you for taking such good care of our island home. We are so thankful to be able to share our place with such a lovely couple!!
What a great rental!
This cabin was a real gem. Not too close to any other cabins. All the amenities are fairly new and very well maintained. The kitchen was well-equipped. It was great to have a private dock.
Before we arrived on Little Gasparilla we had identified a number of other cabins as possibilities, and we're glad we chose this one. We actually looked at most of the other cabins in this price range when we were on the island, and my wife and I agreed that Duffy's place was the best choice. Duffy was very responsive to our few questions. I definitely recommend you book this property! We will definitely try to return at some point in the future.
Cute Little Island
My husband and I spent Memorial Day weekend here, along with my son, his wife and my 2 grandsons. Plenty of room for all of us. Large kitchen and all the supplies that you would need. Good dvd collection and cable to watch a good movie. Plenty of books and games. Large screened in porch with a partial view of the water to relax and grill and eat out doors. Nice walking beach and private boat dock to fish from. Lots of Islands and restaurants to Boat to. Great location. Very peaceful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Little Gasparilla Island is a private barrier island. There is not a bridge connecting it to the mainland. Our private secluded island is located between Boca Grande and Palm Island. The surrounding islands have additional amenities and attractions which can be reached by boat.
Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking